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    The History of the British Battalion (Malayan Campaign of 1941-42) by Chye Kooi Loong

    No Publisher, 1984. 1st Edition. Good Condition. Book The author was a 12 year old schoolboy at the time of the Japanese invasion and was befriended by British soldiers at the time - something he never forgot. This is an older style photocopied version (done in the 1980s) of his original manuscript about the campaign, and by the composite 'British' battalion formed from the remnants of the 1st Leicesters and 2nd East Surreys in the battle of Kampar. together with the Ms are 3 pags of clippings relating to his visit to the UK in 1984 to present the book to survivors in Leicestershire. Includes a roll of honour of the dead from the two regiments. The author was a world renowned expert on this battle which featured the 11th Indian Infantry Division which was mostly comprised of In dian and Gurkha troops. It was the first military defeat of the Japanese in the War. Kampar was only captured after a landing south of the town was accomplished leading the Division to withdraw to prevent being cut off. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 200 + 3 pages. Item Type: Book. No notes or marking in text body. No Dust Jacket. No inscriptions. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: History; Military & Warfare. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 023327. .


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    Correspondence Typed On Ohio State Journal Letterhead. by Editorial Department, Ohio State Journal

    Columbus, OH: Ohio State Journal, 1914 - 15. 4to. 3 pp. Typed Correspondence, With Ink Signature, Good with creasing, toning, tears. Two Pieces of Correspondence: January 3, 1914 Letter addressed to "little Creamy White Rose" signed in in by "Lisle." April 11, 1915 addressed to "CWR (Creamy White Rose)" signed "F. C.


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    Southern Historical Society Papers 52 Volumes 1990 by Various

    1990. Fine. Southern Historical Society Papers 1876 - 1959 with 3 Volume Index Picture Gallery A lso See Article about The Southern Historical Society Papers by The Gettysburg Discussion Group Publisher-Printing Location: Broadfoot Publishing Company Wilmington, North Carolina . James I. Robertson, Jr Editor in Chief The set includes 52 volumes, including three index books, all in pristine shape. Cover page with a previous stamp of ownership. The books are organized from January-December by months with excellent information from the Southern side of the war. Date: 1990-1992 Size and Page Count: 6 X 9 Tall Condition: Very Fine Also See Wikipedia Article -------- An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian ------- -- Consisting of 52 Volumes and a 3 Volume Index Total Volumes The ink had barely dried on the various surrender documents under which Southern armies laid down their arms when a new war between North and South broke out with real vehemence. This new war--called Civil War II by one Virginia writer--raged on paper as participants in the shooting war produced memoirs, narratives, and reams of apologia. For a full decade after 1865, war books and articles by Northerners outweighed those of Southerners by an enormous margin. As the South crept back from chaos to at least marginal economic health in the 1870s, Confederates of all ranks began to seek outlets for their side of the story. Many of them grumbled that Northern sources would not accept Southern accounts. During the first month of 1876, there appeared a new periodical which offered Southerners a forum for their recollections. That nascent effort of January 1876 was destined to survive for more than 80 years, during which the Southern Historical Society Papers generated 52 fat volumes containing more than 20,000 pages. They comprise the richest lode of Confederate source material gathered in anyone place. The early years of the Southern Historical Society Papers concentrated on saving and publishing original manuscripts from the war. Many of these included official reports of battles in an era before the Official Records project began. Some of the official reports never did reach the Official Records, for one reason or another. General Samuel McGowan's report of the operations of his famed South Carolina brigade at Wilderness and Spotsylvania, for instance, appeared in Volume VI of the Papers. Volume XXXVI of the Official Records later reproduced the Spotsylvania report, but not that for Wilderness. To this day the only place to find McGowan's important document on May 5-6, 1864, is in the Southern Historical Society Papers. The Papers soon became an arena for a succession of interesting and important controversies over war subjects. By 1875, Northern canards about treatment of prisoners of war had gone unchecked for more than a decade; indeed, publication of sensational accounts on the subject had become a virtual cottage industry. While Southern responses on that unhappy subject probably did not convince any ardently opposed partisans, the Papers served as an outlet for much that is interesting and important about prisoners of war. An even more volatile controversy arose in the early issues of the Papers over the Battle of Gettysburg. Students of post-bellum Southern demeanor will not be surprised to hear that the most vitriolic material in the Papers about Gettysburg (and many other topics as well) was directed by Confederates against other Confederates. General Jubal A. Early served as standard bearer for one school of thought. On pages 64 and 65 of volume IV, Early admitted that his articles included some causticity of expression, which was provoked by the character of the articles I was replying to.†The Southern Historical Society Papers eventually published so great a body of primary material on Gettysburg that Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman declared: even the Official Records themselves did not supersed the Papers as a source on Confederate operations in the Pennsylvania campaign. Given the great mass and contemporary nature of the official published reports, Freeman,s tribute to the Gettysburg material in the Papers is noteworthy. The Papers went on from the initial outpouring on Gettysburg to print a mountain of invaluable material on every aspect of the war's military phases. The contents encompass such things as: a 150-page history of Lane's North Carolina Brigade by General James H. Lane himself; dozens of articles on Stonewall Jackson, among them pieces by that general's famous associates William Allan, Randolph Barton, Congressman A. R. Boteler, R. L. Dabney, J. A. Early, R. S. Ewell, A. W. Harman, Moses Drury Hoge, James L. Kemper, Hunter Holmes McGuire, T. T. Munford, and many others; a wonderful compendium of primary accounts of the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania, and the only published account (by Colonel W. E. Cutshaw) of the May 18 assault on that battlefield; and unit rosters and capsule unit histories on companies, regiments, and brigades numbering into the hundreds. Most students of the Civil War particularly enjoy primary accounts by men who served in the field. The Southern Historical Society Papers offer hundreds of such narratives, some of them large enough to be published over a period of several months, but most of them on the order of 5,000 words. Many personal accounts focus on a particular battle or episode. Researchers relish not only the primary accounts but also the wealth of reference material. Volume XV, for example, contains a list of the men who surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. Unit rosters do not make exciting and diverting reading, but they supply the grist from which good history springs. The proceedings of the Confederate Congress, printed in Volumes XLIV through LII, constitute the inner workings of a short-lived nation struggling for its very existence. The Southern Historical Society Papers are, simply put, the most important single source for Confederate material ever published. Robert K. Krick, Chronicler of Robert E. Lee's Army Robert Krick worked for 31 years as the chief historian at Fredericksburg Spotsylvania National Military Park and is a renowned expert on the Army of Northern Virginia http://www.gdg.org/Research/SHSP/shsp.html


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    $100.00

    The Three Dead and the Three Living Men by Anonymous

    20th cent. Facsimile of book illustration from a French manuscript "Livre d'Heures" in color and gold. Irregular right edge. With attached sheet on verso describing illustration. Choice Examples of Book Illumination.


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    $2,200.00

    Dale's Collection of Sixty Favorite Scotch Songs, Adapted for the Voice & Piano-Forte or Harpsichord. With a Thorough Bass Carefully Revised. Taken From the Original Manuscripts of the Most Celebrated Scotch Authors & Composers - Book I by Dale, J. [Joseph]

    London: Printed for and Sold By J. Dale, at His Music & Instrument Warehouses, 1794. Volume One was issued in 1794, although there is no date mentioned on the book, with a second and third volume , each containing 60 songs, published by Dale in the same year. Letterpress pages, [4], 59pp, [1], copy belonging to James E. Whitney, Jr., with a note about the book tipped onto the title page. Decorative engraved title page, with an armorial design and floral and musical borders. Disbound, lacks the front cover and ffp, and needs re-binding. Pages in Very Good Condition, with a small insect nibble on a few upper corners [not affecting the text].. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    $275.00

    Byron's Letters and Journals Volumes 1 - 12 Complete Set by Lord Byron; Leslie A. Marchand (editor)

    Belknap Press of Harvard, 1982-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Price-clipped jackets have minor wear, several have a small amoutn of white spotting (paint) bottom edges of the books also have some white paint stuck on them, Volume 7 is missing its jacket. The books have various dates of printing spanning 1973-1982, a couple specify second printing (vol. 1, and 2). Bindings are tight, all internally clean. George Gordon Byron was a superb letter-writer: almost all his letters, whatever the subject or whoever the recipient, are enlivened by his wit, his irony, his honesty, and the sharpness of his observation of people. They provide a vivid self-portrait of the man who, of all his contemporaries, seems to express attitudes and feelings most in tune with the twentieth century. In addition, they offer a mirror of his own time. This first collected edition of all Byron’s known letters supersedes Prothero’s incomplete edition at the turn of the century. It includes a considerable number of hitherto unpublished letters and the complete text of many that were bowdlerized by former editors for a variety of reasons. Prothero’s edition included 1,198 letters. This edition has more than 3,000, over 80 percent of them transcribed entirely from the original manuscripts.


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    £375.00

    Notes on the History of Sheviocke ... THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT by KEMPTHORNE, Lt-Col. G. A

    c1934. Manuscript title, map, 70 pages inc. index, contained within a custom made foldover cloth case. Beautifully and neatly written on single sided lined paper with a number of pen and ink sketches by the author including a detailed map. Kempthorne's book,"A History of the Parish of Sheviock" was published in 1934. This is the author's original manuscript copy, from which the book was published, although the sketched illustrations and map were not included in the publication. A UNIQUE ITEM. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to (270 x 205 mm). Manuscript.


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    £150.00

    The County of Nottinghamshire according to the Domesday Book, 1086-1087. The County Edition of Great Domesday Book. Limited to 1000 copies. by ALECTO HISTORICAL EDITIONS (PUBLISHERS):

    London: Alecto Historical Editions, 1987. Number 13 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies published between 1987 and 1990. The volumes, one being a facsimile of the original manuscript relating to Nottinghamshire with maps in pocket, another being 'Domesday Book Studies' and the last being a volume of Notes and Translation. Three volumes folio, original quarter cream linen with brown boards. An excellent set in the original slipcase which is also in excellent condition.


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    Reflections on a Pamphlet Intitled "a Letter to the Right Hon.ble Lord Vic.t H--E" by Howe, Admiral Lord

    Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1959. IN FINE CONDITION, with original glassine dust wrapper (has tears). LIMITED EDITION #579 of 750 copies. From the personal collection of the late Francis M. O'Brien, author and legendary Maine Bookseller (no markings). 39pp [3], bound in original marbled paper with cloth spine, paper label mounted on front cover, gilt on spine bright. From the original Manuscript in the William L. Clements Library. BINDING & HINGES TIGHT. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    A Natural and Civil History of California: Containing an Accurate Description of that Country, its Soil, Mountains Etc by VENEGAS, Miguel (1680-1764)

    London: James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759. 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). Engraved frontispiece in each volume (that to volume one with expert repair at platemark) and two engraved plates, fine engraved folding map "of California drawn by the Society of Jesuits" (tear near mount repaired on verso) (light browning). Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards (rebacked to style). Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Nicholas Garry (?1782-1856), deputy Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company (1822-1835). First English edition. "This translation gave the English-speaking world its earliest thorough account of the little-known areas of the west coast of North America. This work has been cited as the first book in English completely devoted to California" (Hill 1768). Miguel Venegas, a brilliant Mexican-born Jesuit, transferred a longing to serve in the new California missions, thwarted by ill-health, to intense study of the territory's history. In researching what would become a detailed history of the territories of present-day California, Baja California, southern Arizona and the northern Sonora, "Venegas employed the highest level of historical methodology, collecting original manuscripts, annual reports, and letters of … numerous other missionaries in California and Sonora… In 1735, Father Provincial Juan Antonio de Oviedo ordered that all archival material relative to California be provided to Father Venegas who also employed a novel form of acquiring information: detailed questionnaires covering the left half of the sheet, leaving the right half of the same sheet for answers, that were sent to persons who had participated in or were currently active in the California mission field" (W. Michael Mathes, art. in Dorothy Sloan, The Daniel Volkmann Collection of the Zamorano 80, 5 Feb. 2003, p. 280). Venegas's account of California reached a wide audience both through the first Spanish edition and translations into English (1759) [as here], Dutch (1762), French (1767) and German (1769). Howes V-69; Sabin 98845..


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    AUD $23.66

    Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. now 1st published from the original Manuscript by Pottle, Frederick & Bennett, Charles -- Editors

    Heinemann, London, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Boswell. 1.05 kg; XVIII, 436 pages, with appendices, index, several text facsimiles, and sketches, and a double page fold out a map of the tour through Scotland and the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell in 1773. The top on front edges of the text block show signs of foxing, and slight darkening commensurate with the book's age. The spine section of the binding is slightly faded. Otherwise in very good condition. "After more than 150 years, the Journal as Boswell wrote it is published. Throughout the years of preparation the English and American publishers have worked closely together and it had the invaluable help of both Col Isham and Prof Pottle. The 1st edition is issued jointly by the English and American publishers and a large-paper Limited edition; the 1st trade editions are issued separately by the publishers and their respective countries on the same day." Page VI Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Boswell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 0229355. . THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.


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    $53.66

    The History of England from the Reign of Henry the 4th to the Death of Charles the 1st : By a Partial Prejudiced and Ignorant Historian [Limited Edition of 150 Copies, Small Replica Tome with Original Manuscript on Facing Leaves, Unique Special Edition] by Jane Austen / English Author ; Cassandra Austen : Illustrator / Written November 26th 1791 By 15 Year Old Jane Austen

    Clean and Unmarked Text.: FBRE, Ltd. Limited Edition, No. 18 of 150 Copies. Modern, Undated. 69 pages. Paper / Soft cover edition in very good condition, slight wear to edges. Glossy card covers with cloth spine. Archival reprint / replica of original hand written edition from the British Library on each page facing the actual text. Lovely to see Jane's manuscript in her own hand. Privately published. Overall delightful copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Limited edition. Decorative portrait cover, green. Small tome, miniature edition. Collectors must. . Soft Cover / Cloth Binding. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated with the Handwritten notes and Illustrations. Replica of Original Antique Edition. Historical, Biography.


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    £320.00

    A Compleat Body of Conveyancing in Theory and Practice ( Complete in 3 Volumes ) by Wood Edward

    London: printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty;, 1762. A compleat body of conveyancing ; in theory and practice. In two parts. Part I. Contains the Theory; wherein the various Ways and Methods of Acquiring, Forfeiting, Conveying, Limiting and Settling all Kinds of Estates, as well Real as Personal; and also the Nature, different Forms, Parts, Operations and Effects of all Kinds of Deeds and Common Assurances, Fines and Recoveries, are fully treated of. Part II. (in Two Volumes) Contains the Practice: Or, Precedents of Feoffments, Grants, Bargains and Sale, Leases, Releases, Declarations and Limitations of Uses and Trusts, Marriage Settlements, and Private Acts of Parliament, (made for Settling the most considerable Estates in Great Britain and Ireland;) Mortgages, Leases, Assignments, Deeds of Charter-Party and Copartnership, Bills, Bonds, Releases, Letters of Attorney, &c. Deeds for securing Annuities, &c. and of Bank, East-India, South-Sea Stocks, and other Public Funds; and in General all Deeds and Instruments any Ways requisite in Mercantile, Maritime and Plantation Affairs. With Observations and Opinions of the most Eminent Conveyancers. Selected from many Thousand Manuscript Precedents. The Whole digested in a Method intirely new, avoiding all Repetitions, and containing a greater Variety of Useful Precedents than all other Books upon the same Subject now extant. By Edward Wood, gent. deceased. The second edition, greatly improved in the Theory by the Addition of References to the latest Books of Authority; and in the Practical Part, by the Favour of a large Number of Original Manuscript Precedents. By able hands. In three volumes. London : printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; for J. Worrall, T. Osborne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, T. Longman, S. Crowder and Co. R. Withy, C. Ware and Co. W. Flexney, W. Bristow, T. Lownds, A. Shuckburgh, and P. Uriel, MDCCLXII. [1762] Vol. 1 has also a volume title page with the imprint "Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan; for J. Worrall; A. Shuckburgh; the executors of D. Browne; P. Uriel; T. Osborne ..". Vol. 2 is in two parts, each with separate pagination and register, and each has a volume titlepage with the same imprint as that of the volume titlepage to vol. 1. Books measure 24x38cms. Bound in full calf, raised bands, red title labels. Each volume professionally rebacked, retaining the original boards, boards rubbed in edges/corners, with some loss of leather. All hinge joints very strong, all bindings very solid. Very attractive full calf bindings. Internally, no loose pages, no writing, 2 pages with light stain mark, some general light browing, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound 3 volume work. Books weigh 12kg. Second Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    THE DIARY OF HENRY TEONGE. CHAPLAIN ON BOARD H. M.'S SHIPS ASSISTANCE, BRISTOL AND ROYAL OAK 1675-1679 by Manwaring, G. E. (Editor)

    New York:Harper and Brothers, 1927. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/Good. http://www.parnassusbooks.com/image/data/books/2015/06/0_107.jpg. Transcribed from the original manuscript and edited with an introduction and notes by....  New York:Harper and Brothers.  (1927). x + 318pp.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  Aside from a previous owners name, address and date penned to the 1st free flyleaf, a very good, clean and bright copy.  The dust jacket is soiled and shelfworn, with several small tears and chipping to the spine edges, top and bottom. *The Broadway Travellers Series


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    $6.90

    Boswell's Book of Bad Verse Love Poems and other verses by Werner, Jack, editor

    Great Britain: White Lion Publishers Limited, 1974. 215 pp. with facsimiles of original manuscript in Boswell's handwriting on glossy plates. Light spine end wear. Board corners have been bumped & are creased. Clean well-bound pages with some corner creases. Dustjacket has corner wear. Flaps are stained from being glued down. Solid copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good + Not Price-Clipped. Ex-Library.


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    $75.00

    Black edges three page letter to the Rev. William B. Sprague, author of Annals of the American Pulpit. in Part: "I Have Just Followed to the Grave My Father in Law Capt. Marshall..." by Butler, William Allen

    NY. Good+. 1865. Letter. 8vo; October 14, 1865, three page autographed letter signed. ; Signed by Author .


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    $148.75

    Memoirs of the Life of Simon Lord Lovat Written by Himself; in the French Language; and Now First Translated, from the Original Manuscript by Lovat, Simon Lord

    London: George Nicol, Bookseller, 1797. 1st Thus. 3/4 Leather 3/4 Leather. Very Good. 3/4 leather, worn marbled paper on boards, front hinge to show, faded gilt decorations and titling on the spine, wear at the spine creases, edges and corners worn, from the library of Richard Lane Freer (bookplate attached on back of the front board) , previous owner's initials stamped on the title, and second page. First English translation. . . Good+


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    $35.00

    Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1909 [The John Watts DePeyster Publication Fund Series Volume XLII] by Unknown

    The New York Historical Society, New York, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Very nice copy, clean and bright. Contains copies from original manuscripts in the Archives of the Society of Ledger No. 1, Chamberlain's Office corporation of the City of New York, 1691-1699; and Indentures of Apprentices, 1718-1727. Pebbled green cloth, gilt stamped on spine, 212 pp. includes Index. Spine ends bumped a little,a small dent in top edge, back cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Books; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003061. .


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    Manuscript Register [Stub Book] from the Maine Western Union Telegraph Company by Western Union

    Maine: Original Manuscript Book, 1875. 1875-1876. Being the records of the Western Union Telegraph Company, with the stubs recording dates, who the message was addressed to, and the message sent. Includes *Oct. 6, 1875: To Capt. Henry Rice in Hampden / Will you be here today / shipper anxious to unload off / answer. *Nov. 3, 1875: To Perkins & Job / Best offer Brick and Lumber / fifty five per thousand gold. *To JS Emery in Boston: Close Banks / spruce boards from wharf Palmer's Mill / Fall River / three dollars / no danger of ice / answer. *To Boardman Bros: T. Field will board at Bangor for Providence / three dollars. *May 16, 1876: J. S. Emery / Cannot offer anything today / Mills not at work / river high. *May 26, 1876 / To Capt.Wm McKay in Camden / Do not know of any one that will buy today. *June 28, 1876 / to A. R. Buck / Can sell your ice for fifty / delivered + weighed in New York / responsible parties. This being a partial sampling of entries. Bound in half cloth and paper over boards, with binding and hinges tight. Paper on covers show some chips and peeling. 5-1/4 inches tall by 3-1/8 inches wide.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.


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    New Chronological Table of Remarkable Event, Discoveries, and Inventions by Guthrie, William, Knox, John, Fergusen, James

    Vernon & Hood, 1801. This is a soft bound copy with stitched binding of pages 999-1016 of the original manuscript, presentation inscription on front cover is dated 1826, Cover is heavy gray paper- cover is creased & soiled, in addition to the gift inscription are doodles and ownership statements, text pages are age toned & soiled. There is a 3" by 1" bit missing from the top edge of page 1015/1016 that effect s dating from 1788 on page 1015 & Virgil, Catullus & Horace from Men of Learning & Genius on page 1016.. No Edition Stated. Softcover. Good.


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    The Christian Patriot: Some Recollections on the Late Col. Hugh Maxwell, of Heath, Massachusetts by Collected and Preserved By a Daughter

    Heath, Massachusetts: Heath Historical Society, 1979. Originally published by S. W. Benedict & Co., New York in 1833. The original manuscript was a gift to the Heath Historical Society which had it reprinted April 1979, this being a 1979 copy of the original manuscript. 144pp, bound in green hard stock covers, with a plastic comb binding. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS. These are recollections of the War of the American Revolution, which inlcudes Benedict Arnold and George Washington. Light foxing to outer top page edges.. First Thus. Soft Cover. VERY GOOD ++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    £80.00

    The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 by John Winthrop, Esq. First Governour of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay from His Original Manuscripts. With Notes to Illustrate the Civil and Ecclesiastical Concerns, the Geography, Settlement, and Institutions of the Country, and the Lives and Manners of the Principal Planters. With notes by James Savage. (Volume II only) by John (with notes by James Savage) Winthrop

    Little Brown & Co, Boston, MA, 1853. New Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. volume two only which covers the years from 1640 to 1649. marbled boards & endpapers; leather spine with 5 raised bands; inscribed by Robert C. Winthrop, politician, lawyer, philanthropist and one time Speaker of the House of Representatives & a direct descendant of John Winthrop on the front free endpaper wiith the words: "Mrs. Evan Morgan from Rob. C. Winthrop. Boston. U.S.A. 4 April, 1857." John Winthrop was a wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in what is now New England after Plymouth Colony. Winthrop led the first large wave of migrants from England in 1630, and served as governor for 12 of the colony's first 20 years of existence. His writings and vision of the colony as a Puritan "city upon a hill" dominated New England colonial development, influencing the governments and religions of neighboring colonies First Thus. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 504 pages. One volume of the 2-volume set. foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's name ink-stamped on front endpaper: "C. W. M. Swithinbank". (Charles Winthrop Molesworth Swithinbank, the British glaciologist & polar specialist, was a descendant of Admiral George S Winthrop the cousin of Robert C Winthrop). All edges red. Gilt titles spine. light wear to outer corners of covers. Includes appendices & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; American History; Massachusetts; New England; United States; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; History. Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2911. .


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    AUD $15.02

    Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 Now Published from the Original Manuscript Prepared for the Press, with an Introduction and Notes by Frederick A. Pottle by Boswell, James

    William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1951. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 850 g; XIV, 370 pages, includes two appendices, index, double page end page maps, frontispiece illustration by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Top edge of text block tinted dark blue. The other edges of the text block darkened with age. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; England; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 0250486. .


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    $27.60

    The Medici Aesop: From the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library by Aesop; McTigue, Bernard; Everett Fahy

    N Y: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1989. Oversize Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. XL. Book is in excellent condition in every respect, with gilt lettering on spine and filigree on cover over deep blue cloth. Sharp corners, square, straight spine, text block is solid and straight. Dust jacket shows light scuffing and general wear, no tears, no edge wear. This is a book of "Aesop's Fables elegantly handwritten in Greek and illustrated by some of the lovelies miniature paintings that have ever appeared between the covers of a Renaissance manuscript." 151 plates in full color.


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    €600.00

    Πρακτικον Συνεδριασεων Διοικητικου Συμβουλιου /Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings by Various

    A near fine hardcover unique copy 3 volume manuscripts of the H. Moscoff Anonymous Tobacco Company in Thessaloniki . The 3 volumes contain all the minutes of the Board of Directors from the 1st to the last dissolving the Company. I. ρ Πρακτικων 1 - 156. 31.12.1956 5.7.1970. / 31.12.1956 - 5.7.1970. Proceedings 1 - 156 II. ρ Πρακτικων 156 296. πο 23 Ιουλιου.1970 - 31 Μαιου 1989 / Proceedings 156 - 296. From 23 July 1970 - 31 May 1989 III. ρ Πρακτικων 297 346. πο υγ. 1989 - 4 Νοεμβ. 1994 / Proceedings 297 346. From Aug. 1989 - 4 Nov. 1994


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