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Manuscript scroll on paper entitled from the accompanying label "Uma shobyo miyo [or] kenyo  no koto.  Yakushin issai no ryoji" ["Diagnoses of all the Horse Diseases.  Grand Encyclopedia of Medicine and Needle Treatments"]

Manuscript scroll on paper entitled from the accompanying label "Uma shobyo miyo [or] kenyo no koto. Yakushin issai no ryoji" ["Diagnoses of all the Horse Diseases. Grand Encyclopedia of Medicine and Needle Treatments"]

by EQUINE MEDICINE SCROLL

30 black & white brush & ink drawings of diseased horses. Scroll (130 x 27,630 mm.), 94 joined sheets, with several extension flaps, which fold down with additional text, recently & expertly backed. Omi Province (today's Shiga Province): the most modern date we find in the scroll is 1809. A remarkably long scroll (90 feet); this is the most comprehensive old Japanese encyclopedia of horse diseases and their treatments we have encountered. The text includes recipes for medicines... Read more
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$6,500.00
A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE UNDERTAKEN BY HIS MAJESTY'S COMMAN

A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE UNDERTAKEN BY HIS MAJESTY'S COMMAN

by Phipps, Constantine John

London, 1774. viii,253,[2]pp. plus three folding maps and twelve folding plates and plans. Original paper-covered boards, rebacked in vellum with original manuscript paper label laid down. Edges worn, corners renewed. Modern bookplate, minor foxing, faint dampstain to upper corner of some leaves and plates. A tall copy in very good condition. Untrimmed. An important work in early Arctic exploration, with significant information on early nautical science in the polar region. Two ships, the RACEHORSE and... Read more
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$3,500.00
Pansies: Poems

Pansies: Poems

by Lawrence, D. H

London: Privately printed for Subscribers only by P. R. Stephenson, June, 1929. First edition. Paperback. Very good. First edition in stiff card printed wrappers. Pp 125. This is copy numbered 45 from an edition of 500 copies signed in blue ink D. H. Lawrence on the verso of the title page following the printed statement "This limited edition is printed complete, following the original manuscript, according to my wish". Ex libris printed book plate of John Glan Martner on the inside of the upper... Read more
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£400.00
Jefferson Suggests Transcontinental Expedition to George Rogers Clark : 1783

Jefferson Suggests Transcontinental Expedition to George Rogers Clark : 1783

by Jefferson, Thomas 1743 to 1826 / Third President of the United States of America

A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT: Wisconsin Historical Society 1783 8 pages. pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent source, informative and enjoyable reading. A good book to read and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Facsimiles of the original documents with transcripted text. Background : Author : Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third president of the... Read more
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$29.95
GRAMMAR OF THE CHOCTAW LANGUAG

GRAMMAR OF THE CHOCTAW LANGUAG

by Byington, Cyrus, Rev

Philadelphia: McCalla & Stavel, 1870. 56pp. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper nearly detached, slight wear to extremities. Internally clean. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by Byington to the Massachusetts Historical Society on titlepage: "The Mass. Hist. Soc. from the author." An important Choctaw grammar. The introduction includes information on Byington and the Choctaw tribe. Daniel G. Brinton edited the original manuscript of this work. Scarce. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 559. FIELD 222.... Read more
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$500.00
Les Mœurs...MDCCXLVIII

Les Mœurs...MDCCXLVIII

by TOUSSAINT, François-Vincent

[France]: F.-V. Toussaint, 1748. Late 18th-century calf-backed vellum-tipped pink pastepaper over boards (rebacked), gilt and lettered spine, uncut. "SCANDALOUS, IMPIOUS AND BLASPHEMOUS" - PARIS PARLEMENT, 6 MAY 1748.             Les Mœurs shook the foundations of French society. It was the first work to openly formulate the morality of secular and humanitarian happiness and, under the guise of a roman à clef, to unapologetically promote a universal virtue freed from religion. Together with... Read more
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$55,000.00
1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ITINERANT NEAR ILLITERATE THOUGH WONDERFULLY DESCRIPTIVE TRAVELER

1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ITINERANT NEAR ILLITERATE THOUGH WONDERFULLY DESCRIPTIVE TRAVELER

by GEARY BEAM

BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD SPARROWS POINT MARYLAND, 1887. On offer is a super, original 1887 rather naïve three page manuscript letter handwritten by a young itinerant traveler, Geary Beam to his brother Wesley letter with an interesting narrative of his travels to the Baltimore area for work with a companion. Here are some snippets: "I am down 9 miles below Baltimore by water and 15 miles below Baltimore by land there is only three houses that you can see around and one of them is the other side of... Read more
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$1,155.99
[SUBSTANTIAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE DELANO FAMILY SHIPPING BUSINESS]

[SUBSTANTIAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE DELANO FAMILY SHIPPING BUSINESS]

by [Delano, Benjamin]: [Delano, Joshua]

[Various locations in Massachusetts, mostly Kingston and Boston, plus other locations such as Plymouth, Halifax, and New Orleans, 1798-1870].. 192 manuscripts documents, ranging from 2 1/2 x 6 inches to 12 x 7 1/2 inches, including a handful of partially-printed forms. Occasional staining and foxing, a few small holes, but overall very good. An interesting and informative collection of documents relating to the shipping activities of Benjamin and Joshua Delano, members of a prominent New England... Read more
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$1,750.00
1929 Original Manuscript Diary of a Retired Buffalo New York Engineer At  the Onset of the Great Depression

1929 Original Manuscript Diary of a Retired Buffalo New York Engineer At the Onset of the Great Depression

by Herbert E. Stevens

Buffalo, New York: Buffalo, New York 1929. Good. 1929. Hardcover. On offer is the 1929 diary of Herbert Stevens, a 72-year-old retired engineer in Buffalo, New York. This small diary covers the historically fascinating period of January to December 1929, encompassing the onset of the Great Depression. It is an excellent resource for an urban historian, painting an intimate picture of the life of a retired couple right at the time when things would begin to go terribly wrong for both Buffalo and the... Read more
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$2,355.99
Autobiography of John Stuart Mill, Published for the First Time, Without Alterations or Omissions, from the Original Manuscript in the Posse

Autobiography of John Stuart Mill, Published for the First Time, Without Alterations or Omissions, from the Original Manuscript in the Posse

by John Stuart (1806-1873) Mill

New York Columbia University Press, 1924. Hardcover. Fair. Signs of wear on the cover. Soiling on the side. Different cover. Damaged dust jacket. Edition 1924. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$27.14
Autograph Poetry in the English Language, Facsimiles of Original Manuscripts From the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century;

Autograph Poetry in the English Language, Facsimiles of Original Manuscripts From the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century;

by Croft, P. J. (compiled and edited by, with an Introduction, commentary and transcript by)

London: Cassell, 1973. First edition. Limited edition. Hardcover. Due to large size of these volumes the hinges are cracked, else a fine set.. Two folio volumes. Cloth-backed boards. In slip-case. Number 1483 of 1500 sets. P. J. Croft was in charge of literary and autograph manuscripts at Sotheby's.
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$160.00
The Poems of John Ruskin, 2 volumes

The Poems of John Ruskin, 2 volumes

by Ruskin, John

The first edition of Ruskin's poetry edited by W. G. Collingwood in 2 large volumes. Edition also includes "Facsimiles of MSS. and Illustrations by the Author" with a frontispiece and 12 illustrations in vol. 1 and a frontispiece and 11 illustrations in vol. 2 Foxing on endpapers and vellum spine of vol. 2. See photos 4 and 5 for repair of upper right hand corner of vol. 2.
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$150.00
Original Manuscript Literary Magazine

Original Manuscript Literary Magazine

Guildford , 1880. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. 330p., quarter leather over marbled boards. A journal completed fully with two issues of a literary periodical seemingly amateur in content and scope. Serialized fiction stories, poetry, riddles, acrostics, solutions, verse, index, even letters to the Editor, all with repeating characters (The Gambler, The Piffler, etc.) a playful narrative and organized presentation.
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$500.00
A SURVEY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN, INCLUDING LAKE GEORGE, CROWN POINT AND ST. JOHN. SURVEYED BY ORDER OF HIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR-GENERAL SR. JEFFERY AMHERST, KNIGHT OF THE MOST HONBLE. ORDER OF THE BATH, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN NORTH AMERICA, (NOW LORD AMHERST)

A SURVEY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN, INCLUDING LAKE GEORGE, CROWN POINT AND ST. JOHN. SURVEYED BY ORDER OF HIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR-GENERAL SR. JEFFERY AMHERST, KNIGHT OF THE MOST HONBLE. ORDER OF THE BATH, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN NORTH AMERICA, (NOW LORD AMHERST)

by Brassier, William Furness

London: Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, August 5, 1776.. Engraved map, partially handcolored, 28 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, framed to 32 x 24 3/4 inches. Old horizontal fold at center. Mild foxing, even light tanning. Very good. The original issue of William Brassier's magnificently detailed large-scale map of Lake Champlain, with attractive contemporary hand-coloring. The map was based on the field work of Brassier conducted through 1758 and 1759, while he was in the employ of James Montresor, the... Read more
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$6,000.00
Silva: Or, A Discourse Of Forest-Trees, And The Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions.Together With An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.With Notes by A.Hunter, M.D. F.R.S

Silva: Or, A Discourse Of Forest-Trees, And The Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions.Together With An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.With Notes by A.Hunter, M.D. F.R.S

by EVELYN, John [1620-1706]

York: Printed by A.Ward for J.Dodsley, T.Cadell., 1776., 1776. 4to. pp. 27 p.l. (incl. list of subscribers), 649, [9]index. engraved frontis. portrait of Evelyn by Bartolozzi, 40 engraved plates (1 folding), most drawn & engraved by John Miller (Johann Sebastian Müller). folding table. contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine label, corners renewed (some offsetting from plates, scattered foxing & light browning). printed subscription receipt signed by Hunter tipped in. First Hunter... Read more
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$1,980.00
Artfully Created Scrapbook and Photo Album of Honeymoon Trip to the Caribbean, Cuba, and Southeastern United States with Many Original Illustrations

Artfully Created Scrapbook and Photo Album of Honeymoon Trip to the Caribbean, Cuba, and Southeastern United States with Many Original Illustrations

by Grassinger, Julia and Stoddart, Jr, Arthur

Mostly Caribbean Islands, Cuba and Florida, 1933. Quarter leather and textured paper over boards. 11¾" x 9½". 134 pages of thick paper stock with 119 black and white photographs and 12 items of ephemera adhesive mounted; the final 75 pages are blank. Most photos measure around 3¼" x 2¼" and some are captioned; many are precisely trimmed to body shapes or for collage. Also at least 41 original illustrations with 11 full page. Book very good minus with heavy wear, rubbing and some surface losses;... Read more
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$1,500.00
The Original Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam: A New Translation With Critical Commentaries by Robert Graves and Omar Ali-Shah

The Original Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam: A New Translation With Critical Commentaries by Robert Graves and Omar Ali-Shah

by Omar Khayaam

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1968. Limited edition of 500 signed copies. Hardcover book bound in the publisher's original papered boards and cloth spine housed within a cardboard slipcase. 24 cm. 86 pages. Robert Graves's attempt at a more literal, austere translation of the famous 12th century Persian poem. Graves worked from an "original" manuscript provided and annotated by the Sufi poet and scholar Omar Ali-Shah that was purportedly held within his family for over 800 years. This... Read more
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$350.00
[TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, WITH SEVERAL PENCIL EMENDATIONS, FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO CAPTAIN CHARLES O'NEIL, CHIEF OF THE ORDNANCE BUREAU, DISCUSSING THE DISCRETION NEEDED BY THE NAVY DEPARTMENT IN THE WAKE OF THE EXPLOSION OF THE U.S.S. MAINE]

[TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, WITH SEVERAL PENCIL EMENDATIONS, FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO CAPTAIN CHARLES O'NEIL, CHIEF OF THE ORDNANCE BUREAU, DISCUSSING THE DISCRETION NEEDED BY THE NAVY DEPARTMENT IN THE WAKE OF THE EXPLOSION OF THE U.S.S. MAINE]

by Roosevelt, Theodore

Washington, D.C., February 28, 1898.. [2]pp. typed letter, signed, on Navy Department, Office of the Assistant Secretary letterhead. Original mailing folds, mild wrinkling, light even toning. Very good. A rare look behind the scenes of the United States Navy Department after one of the most notorious incidents in its history, an event which led directly to the Spanish-American War. On February 15, 1898, as it sat in Havana Harbor just off the coast of Cuba, the U.S.S. Maine exploded. The ship sank... Read more
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$8,500.00
Map of Otsikwake or Black Lake, St. Lawrence County New York

Map of Otsikwake or Black Lake, St. Lawrence County New York

by HAZLETON, H.L. [Manuscript map]

Map. Pen and ink with watercolor. Image measures 13 x 23".<br/><br/> This pen and ink map of Black Lake in New York State was likely produced in the mid-19th century by a student or apprentice as training in geography, drafting, and penmanship. The lake, otherwise known at Otsikwake, is located in St. Lawrence County near the Canadian border. Significant locales are labeled in a fashion redolent of printed maps of the period, yet the idiosyncratic handwriting of the mapmaker gives the... Read more
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$400.00
Illustrated scroll on fine paper concerned with the final Noh subscription performances, of 1848, by the Hosho ryu (school) of Noh

Illustrated scroll on fine paper concerned with the final Noh subscription performances, of 1848, by the Hosho ryu (school) of Noh

by KANJIN NOH

Scroll (310 x 4130 mm.), with silk borders & silk brocade on outside of front endpaper, wooden roller, recently & expertly backed. [Edo: late Edo].<br /> <P> An important document for Noh theater. Our scroll depicts the buildings, stage, and back rooms of the theater constructed for the Kanjin Noh performances of 1848. They took place at Sujikaibashi in Edo and were organized by the Hosho ryu (school) of Noh, whose chief performer was Hosho Tayu XV. This school was founded in the... Read more
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$7,500.00
1901 - 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN ALMOST OBSESSIVELY BY A  BANKER AND PERFUME DEALER EXEMPLIFYING THE NEW AND FASHIONABLE EDWARDIAN  ERA

1901 - 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN ALMOST OBSESSIVELY BY A BANKER AND PERFUME DEALER EXEMPLIFYING THE NEW AND FASHIONABLE EDWARDIAN ERA

by GUY NEWMAN

HAVERSTOCK, LONDON, ENGLAND. Good+. 1901. On offer is a fascinating, enigmatic, original December 1901 to May 1905 Edwardian Era manuscript diary handwritten by we believe Guy Newman of Haverstock in London England. Less than a year after he death Mr. Newman writes a diary that exemplifies the end of Queen Victoria's less sociable more austere reign into the breathy, heady days of Edward's fashionable regency. He writes with a near obsessive qualities: the writing, legible but very small... Read more
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$2,055.99
ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV’S 75th BIRTHDAY

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV’S 75th BIRTHDAY

by John Bausman, AP Moscow bureau chief, 1968-72

[1969 MOSCOW KHRUSHCHEV BIRTHDAY ORIGINAL AP TELETYPE JOHN BAUSMAN BUREAU CHIEF] AN ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV'S 75th BIRTHDAY, handwritten "Moscow" in red ink in upper right corner of first page, April 13 [1969], 2 long (about 20") yellow teletype pages, "by JOHN BAUSMAN" byline, excerpts "MOSCOW AP - Nikita S. Khrushchev, whose voice once commanded the councils of peace and war, marks his 75th birthday Thursday [2... Read more
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$100.00
Restoration March. Original Manuscript Sheet Music.  Composed Especially  for the Alltwen Orchestral Band and Respectfully Dedicated to Them by the  Author.

Restoration March. Original Manuscript Sheet Music. Composed Especially for the Alltwen Orchestral Band and Respectfully Dedicated to Them by the Author.

by Smith W. Gwynne

Llansamlet, S. Wales: Composer's Manuscript. Fair with no dust jacket. 1906. None. Paperback. 2 pages of Manuscript music in ink, with the Title on the Front and signed at the end by the Composer. The pages are edge torn and grubby but all music, etc, is bold and clear. See Images; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .
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£29.00
Les Armes Des Roys Et Princes De L&#39;europe (Original Manuscript Book Of Heraldry, With Elaborately Colored And Gilt

Les Armes Des Roys Et Princes De L'europe (Original Manuscript Book Of Heraldry, With Elaborately Colored And Gilt

by Louis Antoine Hameral, Jean Claude Marc Baraguey, Gregoire Baraguay, Jean Francois Arnois

Dieppe: Pensionnaires Du College De Dieppe, 1775. Original Manuscript . Hardcover. Good. 140, [4]. Full Calf, Five Raised Bands, Morocco Spine Label, Covers With Gilt Borders And Corner Decorations,Edges And Turns Gilt, Page Edges Gilt. Dedication To Le Marquis De Manneville, Gouvernour Des Villes Et Chateaux De Dieppe Et D'arques. Four Uncolored Coats Of Arms On Front Endpaper, Four On Rear Endpaper, Another Larger Folding Plate Bound In Between Pages 8 And 9; Gilt And Colored Title Page And 47... Read more
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$750.00
1950s to 1960s ORIGINAL MEMORY BOOK AND LETTER COPY BOOK OF A VIET CONG  SOLDIER LEAVING HIS FRIENDS FOR THE WAR IN THE SOUTH

1950s to 1960s ORIGINAL MEMORY BOOK AND LETTER COPY BOOK OF A VIET CONG SOLDIER LEAVING HIS FRIENDS FOR THE WAR IN THE SOUTH

by Ðang Van Xuân [MAO] et al

VIETNAM. Poor. 1955. On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript relic of the early Vietnam War dating back from the mid to later 1950s to the early 1960s. Handwritten by a Vietcong soldier called Mao [full name Ðang Van Xuân], the book is comprised of poems, letter copies and diary like entries and pages that remind one of memorial albums with entries by friends and admirers with whom he studied political courses by the Communist Party in Hanoi for 3 years. The writings include;... Read more
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$2,455.99