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Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library [3 volumes] [with] Illuminated Manuscripts in Oxford College Libraries, The University Archives and the Taylor Institution

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library [3 volumes] [with] Illuminated Manuscripts in Oxford College Libraries, The University Archives and the Taylor Institution

by PACHT, Otto; ALEXANDER, JJG, TEMPLE, Elzbieta

4 volumes. The first 3 volumes 28cm x 19cm 1) German, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish Schools. 108+plates; 2) Italian school. 161+plates. 3) British, Irish and Icelandic schools. 167+plates. All in near fine d/w and nr fine text. Volume 4 is 'Oxford College Libraries, University Archives and Taylor Institution' 29cm x 23cm in nr fine d/w and nr fine text. All dustwrappers in protective covering. The addition of this 4th volume makes a useful 'complete' set of the Oxford Illuminated Manuscripts. Additional... Read more
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£200.00
1894 - 1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CRUISE NOTES OF THE NOTED USS NEW YORK  WHILE COMMANDED BY THE RENOWNED 'FIGHTING BOB' EVANS HANDWRITTEN BY A  YOUNG NAVAL CADET WHO WOULD ONE DAY COMMAND THE USS MAINE AND BE AWARDED  THE NAVY CROSS

1894 - 1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CRUISE NOTES OF THE NOTED USS NEW YORK WHILE COMMANDED BY THE RENOWNED 'FIGHTING BOB' EVANS HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG NAVAL CADET WHO WOULD ONE DAY COMMAND THE USS MAINE AND BE AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS

by ROSCOE CHARLES MOODY, U.S.N. ENGINEER DIVISION

ASEA ABOARD U.S.S. NEW YORK. Good. 1894. On offer is a superb, original late 19th Century manuscript journal detailing a 'shakedown' cruise of the noted USS New York under the command of Robley Dungliston 'Fighting Bob' Evans handwritten and compiled by Naval Cadet Roscoe Charles Moody. This folio book which has approximately 70 pages of entries, notes and observations regarding the running of the ship from a technical perspective. Dated December 1894 to April 1896 there are seven... Read more
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$4,255.99
The Book-Lover's Quarterly April, October & December 1912. Volume I Numbers 1, 2 & 3

The Book-Lover's Quarterly April, October & December 1912. Volume I Numbers 1, 2 & 3

by North, Ernest Dressel

New York: Ernest Dressel North, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. The first three pamphlets/catalogs with original wrappers bound in, of the scarce book collecting periodical, which was published for only 2 years, from 1912 to 1914. Ernest Dressel North was one of New York City's major antiquarian book dealers, who was said to own the largest collection of Charles Lamb material. Notable collectors who bought regularly from him were the legendary book collector Henry E.... Read more
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$125.00
Tales of Pollux the Rabbit

Tales of Pollux the Rabbit

by Anonymous. [H]

Cloth. Very Good. Imaginative, whimsical verse and illustrations of an upper crust rabbit, Pollux, and his frivolous cares and activities. N.d., early 20th century and World War One era. Oblong 4to, 24.5 by 30 cm. 21 pp. (and leaves) of original pen and ink and watercolored drawings. Each page has a mounted illustration, with inked verse next to it, poking fun at Pollux's dress, his vanity, his helplessness, his manners, etc. Other characters include Jenkins, card players, a pining woman, all... Read more
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$1,750.00
TERROR BY NIGHT (Unique Manuscript Screenplay Archive for the 1945-6 original Universal film SHERLOCK HOLMES adaptation based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House.")

TERROR BY NIGHT (Unique Manuscript Screenplay Archive for the 1945-6 original Universal film SHERLOCK HOLMES adaptation based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House.")

by Doyle, A. Conan (Frank Gruber, screenwriter)

Burbank, California: Universal Studios, 1945. Doyle, A. Conan (Frank Gruber, screenwriter). TERROR BY NIGHT. Burbank: Universal Studios, 1945-6. This unique film studio screenplay archive consists of FOUR studio scripts: two original writer's draft manuscripts, the final revised shooting script, and the final dialogue and continuity script. In short, a treasure trove of primary material relating to one of the most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films... Read more
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$3,500.00
Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den altägyptischen Pyramidentexten, I-VI. [SIX VOLUMES].

Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den altägyptischen Pyramidentexten, I-VI. [SIX VOLUMES].

by Sethe, Kurt

Glückstadt, Hamburg, New York, J. J. Augustin; Zwicau, Manuldruck F. Ullmann, 1935-62.. Six volumes. Royal quarto. Pp. viii, 409; 420; 443; 376; 517; 234. Hardcover, the first four volume uniformly bound in nice three-quarters buckram and matching boards, spine strips from original wrappers laid-down. The last two volumes are in the original publisher's blue full cloth, gilt lettering on red morocco labels to spine, gilt lettering to cover. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Published... Read more
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€1,200.00
From the Stage Coach to the Pulpit: Being an Auto-Biographical Sketch, with Incidents and Anecdotes of Elder H. K. Stimson (Second Edition)

From the Stage Coach to the Pulpit: Being an Auto-Biographical Sketch, with Incidents and Anecdotes of Elder H. K. Stimson (Second Edition)

by Stimson, Elder H. K

NY: O. W. Spratt, 1883. Hardcover, 402 pages. Second edition, inscribed and signed by author on frontis recto. Size 7.5"x5.25". Brown cloth w/gilt stage coach on front, and gilt title on spine. The first edition of this work (1874) was written from memory, the original manuscript having been destroyed in the Chicago fire of 1871. "This edition . . . . contains much new matter and gives sketches of Elisha Tucker, D. D., and Rev. Wm. Arthur, D. D., (father of President Chester A. Arthur),... Read more
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$21.50
The Ogdens of South Jersey. The Descendants of John Ogden of Fairfield, Conn., and New Fairfield, N.J., Born 1673, Died 1745 / Inscriptions on the Tomb Stones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N.J., 1894 / Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J. During the Pastorate of Rev. Jacob Green, and to the Settlement of Rev. Aaron Condit., 1746-1796 / Descendants of Rebecca Ogden, 1729-1806, and Caleb Halsted, 1721-1784 / Descendants of Robert Ogden, 2d, 1716-1787 / The Descendants of Stephen Pierson of Suffolk County, England, and New Haven and Derby, Conn., 1645-1739 / The Descendants of James Skiff of London, England, and Sandwich, Mass., Who Died After 1688 / Autobiography of Col. Aaron Ogden, of Elizabethtown / The Battle of Groton Heights: A Story of the Storming of Fort Griswold, and the Burning of New London, on the Sixth of September, 1781 Containing Also the Narrative of Rufus Avery, From the Original Manuscript / History and Dedication of

The Ogdens of South Jersey. The Descendants of John Ogden of Fairfield, Conn., and New Fairfield, N.J., Born 1673, Died 1745 / Inscriptions on the Tomb Stones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N.J., 1894 / Church Members, Marriages & Baptisms, at Hanover, Morris Co., N.J. During the Pastorate of Rev. Jacob Green, and to the Settlement of Rev. Aaron Condit., 1746-1796 / Descendants of Rebecca Ogden, 1729-1806, and Caleb Halsted, 1721-1784 / Descendants of Robert Ogden, 2d, 1716-1787 / The Descendants of Stephen Pierson of Suffolk County, England, and New Haven and Derby, Conn., 1645-1739 / The Descendants of James Skiff of London, England, and Sandwich, Mass., Who Died After 1688 / Autobiography of Col. Aaron Ogden, of Elizabethtown / The Battle of Groton Heights: A Story of the Storming of Fort Griswold, and the Burning of New London, on the Sixth of September, 1781 Containing Also the Narrative of Rufus Avery, From the Original Manuscript / History and Dedication of

by WHEELER, William Ogden, Edmund Drake Halsey, Frederick Lockwood Pierson, Col. Aaron Ogden, and Rev. N.H. Burnham

(Morristown, New Jersey / Amenia, New York / Paterson, New Jersey / New London, Connecticut): (Walsh & Griffin, Printers / The Press Printing and Publishing Co. / E.E. Darrow, Printer and Book Binder / Charles Walsh Steam Printer), 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. First editions. Octavo. Ten pamphlets with original front wrappers bound into a single volume. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, and from photographs in three of the ten volumes. Three quarter leather with pebbled cloth boards, gilt... Read more
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$650.00
The Log Of A Forty-Niner

The Log Of A Forty-Niner

by Russ, Carolyn Hale

Boston MA: B. J. Brimmer Company, 1923. Green hardback with brown leather-like spine and corners. Black print on orange paste-on on spine; black print on beige paste-on on front. Top layer on spine is coming loose along the back side - should be easily glued. Bumping and fraying to edges/corners of board. Scuffing to boards; darkening to edges of baords. Boards in Good or better condition. Pages tight but book will lay open (pages detached along inside spine/gutter). Pages clean/unmarked. 183 pages.... Read more
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$75.00
HOME NURSING.  Arranged According to the Revised Syllabus of the St. John Ambulance Association Compiled by a Committee Principally from the Original Manuscript, Written at the Request of the Association, by Mildred Heather-Bigg, R.R.C.

HOME NURSING. Arranged According to the Revised Syllabus of the St. John Ambulance Association Compiled by a Committee Principally from the Original Manuscript, Written at the Request of the Association, by Mildred Heather-Bigg, R.R.C.

by Heather-Bigg, Mildred

London: St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, E.C.I., (n. d.). Ca 1918. Original light brown pebbled cloth binding with white stamping to spine & front board. Modest binding wear & the occasional stain. Bookplate. Lacks ffep. Withal, a VG copy.. 272, xvi, [1] pp. 16 page catalogue of Nursing gear at rear. Illustrated with cuts & drawings. 16mo. 5-1/4" x 4"
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$27.50
The End of the Great French Monarchy: A Document Signed by the Final Three Crowned Kings of France: Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, as well as Marie Antoinette

The End of the Great French Monarchy: A Document Signed by the Final Three Crowned Kings of France: Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, as well as Marie Antoinette

15/06/1783. Louis XVI Since 1589, with the fall of the Valois Dynasty, the Bourbons ruled France, and there was a golden age for the French monarchy, and a consolidation of power in the hands of the monarch.  King Henry IV gave way to King Louis XIII.  From then on the Bourbons ruled France, with each king a son or grandson of the previous monarch, through the time of Charles X.  This would take the Bourbons from the enlightened Louis XIV, the Sun King, through Louis XVI in the French Revolution, and... Read more
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$25,000.00
Palm Leaf Manuscript on Ayurvedic Medicine, written in Malayalam Script, from Kerala, India

Palm Leaf Manuscript on Ayurvedic Medicine, written in Malayalam Script, from Kerala, India

Kerala, India: Original Manuscript Circa 18th - 19th Century. From the Collection of Jacques Marchais [1887-1948] who in 1938 opened an Indian and Tibetan Art Gallery in Manhatten, to fund her desire to build a center of Tibetan Art on her property in Staten Island, showing her label on the wooden cover. The polished, bevelled wooden boards measure 9-1/2" long by 1-1/4" top to bottom. The stack measures 2-1/4" thick with the wooden covers, and 1-3/4" thick without the wooden... Read more
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$1,500.00
Unique Convolute of Publications & Photographs relating to the German Engineering Company Havestadt & Contag

Unique Convolute of Publications & Photographs relating to the German Engineering Company Havestadt & Contag

by Havestadt, Christian; Max Contag

NP: NP, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. fair to vg. The Havestadt & Contag engineering/architecture firm was founded in the early 1880's by Max Contag and Christian Havestadt. The company became famous for large projects such as the building of the Teltowkanal, expansion of the Rhein river between Wesel and Bodensee, the Klodnitzkanal, Bonner Pferdebahn (horse race track in Bonn), Vorgebirgsbahn, Reichsbank-Neubauten, industrial architecture, bridges, as well as many other projects. At the 1904... Read more
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$6,500.00
In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts

In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts

by Holzer, Harold & Joshua Wolf Shenk

Bantam, 2009. 1st. Hardcover. A FINE tight copy in a FINE bright dj!!.
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$17,500.00
Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999

Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999

by David Carlson & Jeffrey Eger

NJ: D&D Galleries, 1999, 1999. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., preface by Jeffrey Eger, Foreword by Charlie Lovett, introduction by Jay Dillon, illustrated, hardcover, BRAND NEW. Inscribed books, fanciful letters, clever acronym poetry, books from Dodgson's personal library, manuscripts, corrected proofs, signed photographs, Alice's own copies of Carroll's works, and the fascinating history of the original manuscript sales all make for lively reading and research. 105 years of auction records... Read more
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$75.00
Zeisberger's Indian Dictionary: English, German, Iroquois--the Onondaga and Algonquin--the Delaware; printed from the original manuscript in Harvard College Library

Zeisberger's Indian Dictionary: English, German, Iroquois--the Onondaga and Algonquin--the Delaware; printed from the original manuscript in Harvard College Library

by Zeisberger, David

Cambridge, Mass: John Wilson and Son, 1887. Hardcover. Very Good. v, [1], 236 p.; 28 cm. Original brown-red morocco-grain cloth with gilt spine title; blind-stamped decoration on front cover. English, German, Onondaga, and Delaware in parallel columns. Preface signed: Eben Norton Horsford. Inscribed on front free endpaper in one hand "J.G. Lord Wellesley College" and in another "to Hancock Point Library June 4, 1920." In the Preface, Horsford states: "My aim has been to... Read more
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$170.00
Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums. I-II: Spruch 1- 714, (Pyr. 1-2217); III: Kritischer Apparat; IV: Epigraphik. [AND:] Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den altägyptischen Pyramidentexten, I-VI. [SETHE'S GREATEST WORK COMPLETE IN 10 VOLUMES].

Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums. I-II: Spruch 1- 714, (Pyr. 1-2217); III: Kritischer Apparat; IV: Epigraphik. [AND:] Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den altägyptischen Pyramidentexten, I-VI. [SETHE'S GREATEST WORK COMPLETE IN 10 VOLUMES].

by Sethe, Kurt

Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1908-22; Glückstadt, Hamburg, New York, Augustin; Zwicau, Manuldruck F. Ullmann, 1935-62.. Ten volumes. Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte: Four volumes. Quarto. Pp. xiii, 508; iv, 543, (4); iv, 179, plus 2 plates; 130, plus a leaf of illustrations at end. The main two volumes are hardcover, very nicely bound in duo-colour full cloth, spine and corners are crimson, boards are light grey, gilt lettering to spine. In fine condition. Volumes III+IV are in the original printed stiff... Read more
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€3,000.00
The Measures Taken

The Measures Taken

by Bertolt Brecht translated by Eric Bentley

Bentley's original translated manuscript preceding the first publication by ten years.
This version of the text was made specifically for the House Un-American Activities Committee for use when interrogating both Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler.
Eric Bentley published two translations of Die Maßnahme, asThe Measures Taken. The two different translations corresponded to two different German versions of the text.
The first appeared in the Bentley edited collection of plays The Modern Theatre volume 6... Read more
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$399.00
Memoire Sur Les Moeurs, Coustumes et Relligion des Sauvages de L'Amerique Septentrionale

Memoire Sur Les Moeurs, Coustumes et Relligion des Sauvages de L'Amerique Septentrionale

by Perrot, Nicolas

Leipzig and Paris: Librairie A. Franck, 1864. First Edition, original manuscript dated around 1700 did not appear to be published in book form for one hundred and fifty years; French text only; 8vo, rebound in half-red leather with red cloth boards, gray endpapers, and cloth reinforced hinges; good+ (cloth boards rubbed and worn; leather spine and joints sunned and faded, esp. spine; leather on top joint end of front board worn and scraped; white spots along side edge of front board; spine stained,... Read more
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$800.00
Notes by Lady Louisa Stuart on George Selwyn and His Contemporaries.

Notes by Lady Louisa Stuart on George Selwyn and His Contemporaries.

by MERRYMOUNT PRESS. JESSE, John Heneage

New York: Oxford University Press, 1928. No. 95 of 500 copies. Portrait frontispiece of Lady Louisa and 4 page facsimile of her manuscript bound in between pages 2 and 3. Printed by Updike at The Merrymount Press. Pp. xiii [1] 65 [1]. 195 x 255 mms. 4to.,original cream cloth over marbled boards, title label printed in black to spine, fore and lower edges uncut. A few spots to title label, otherwise a very good copy.||A handsome volume, first published by Jesse in 1843, and presented here with Lady... Read more
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£50.00
Gleanings from the Harvest-field of American History: Part IV: Diary of David How, a Private in Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent's Regiment of the Massachusetts Line, in the Army of the American Revolution

Gleanings from the Harvest-field of American History: Part IV: Diary of David How, a Private in Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent's Regiment of the Massachusetts Line, in the Army of the American Revolution

by Dawson, Henry B. (& David How & George Wingate Chase)

Privately printed; Morrisania, NY, 1865. Limited edition, one of 250 copies signed by Dawson, this being copy #225. Quarto, 51 pages printed on heavy paper, bound in covered boards with leather spine with "Diary of David How" and "Dawson" on the spine. Printed from the original manuscript of David How, who enlisted in the Army of the American Revolution when he was 17, was one of the Minute-men, and fought at Bunker Hill. A biographical sketch of How is provided by George Wingate Chase. The diary is... Read more
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$250.00
A Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to the Duke of Guise, January 1562: Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript in the Possession of the Late John Scott, of Halkshill, Esq., C.B.

A Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to the Duke of Guise, January 1562: Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript in the Possession of the Late John Scott, of Halkshill, Esq., C.B.

by POLLEN, John Hungerford, edited by

Edinburgh: Printed at the University Press by T. and A. Constable for the Scottish History Society, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. Facsimile reprint. Publications of the Scottish History Society: Volume XLIII, single volume only. Decorative blue cloth stamped in gilt. Fourteen fold-out facsimiles. Ex-library bookplate on front pastedown and stamp on title and random pages, dampstain on front hinge and endpapers with light bubbling on front cloth board, spine tanned with short tears on ends, still a very... Read more
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$65.00
Voyage en Moscovie d'un ambassadeur, conseiller de la chambre impériale, envoyé par l'empereur Leopold au czar Alexis Mihalowics, grand duc de Moscovie.

Voyage en Moscovie d'un ambassadeur, conseiller de la chambre impériale, envoyé par l'empereur Leopold au czar Alexis Mihalowics, grand duc de Moscovie.

by MEYERBERG, Augustin von

Leide, Friderik Harring, 1688.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum, with rased bands. With woodcut title-vignette. 381 pp.First French edition. - The original manuscript is in Latin, an Italian translation was published in 1697. Augustin von Mayern, Freiherr von Meyerberg, a German diplomat, travelled together with Horace Guillaume Calvuccius to the Russian czar in Moscow, in 1661-1663. Mayerberg's account of his experiences contains much useful information on seventeenth century Russian manners and customs.-... Read more
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€874.50
1902 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LOG BOOK OF THE TRAVELS AND  DIPLOMACY OF THE FLAGSHIP ADMIRAL OF THE ASIATIC FLEET ON THE CHINA  STATION AT THIS MOST PERILOUS TIME IN CHINA AND JAPAN RELATIONS

1902 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LOG BOOK OF THE TRAVELS AND DIPLOMACY OF THE FLAGSHIP ADMIRAL OF THE ASIATIC FLEET ON THE CHINA STATION AT THIS MOST PERILOUS TIME IN CHINA AND JAPAN RELATIONS

by ADMIRAL FREDRICK W. RODGERS

ABOARD THE USS NEW YORK. Good+. 1902. On offer is a superb, fascinating original soft bound 1902 China Station diary and personal log handwritten by Admiral Frederick W. Rodgers (1842 - 1917). Rodgers was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He fought in the American Civil War and ascended to be the last commander of the Asiatic Fleet. He was a grandson of U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew Perry. In May 1901, Rodgers became Senior Squadron Commander within the Asiatic Squadron. On March 1st 1902, he... Read more
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$13,855.99