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ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT - QUEEN OF SPADES [SIGNED]

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT - QUEEN OF SPADES [SIGNED]

by Curran, Tim

1994. ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT COPY OF "QUEEN OF SPADES ." 10 pages with the author's corrections. A nice item for the collector. . Signed.
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$60.00
Armenia Kolebka Cywilizacji. Przelozyl Tadeusz Szafar

Armenia Kolebka Cywilizacji. Przelozyl Tadeusz Szafar

by Lang, David Marshall

Warszawa: Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1975. Hardcover. 309p., numerous b&w and color plates (mostly churches and illuminated mss), text is entirely in Armenian. Hardbound in 9x6 inch openweave grey cloth boards titled red and decorated in blind, and enclosed in the dust jacket. Mild shelfwear to book itself, jacket is dirty, edgeworn, and has a three-inch verso tape repair. An else sound copy, clean within and unmarked. This translation renders the original English language issue, but at 1975 is too... Read more about this item
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$20.00
Bible Version Manual

Bible Version Manual

by Donald T. Clarke

A tight, clean, and unmarked coy-" The subject matter of this book deals with the most important topic being discussed in Christian circles today i.e., which English Bible is the most accurate translation of the original manuscripts. This issue cannot be evaded, nor can it be taken lightly, as the integrity of the Word of God is in question."-Bottom right corner lightly bumped.
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$27.95$25.16
Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana; June 22, 1999; Sale NY7332

Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana; June 22, 1999; Sale NY7332

by Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's New York, 1999. 392 pp. 462 lots. Light bumping to corners, otherwise fine. Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana (lots 1-162 including a letter to Rhode Island Governor William Greene dated 2 June 1781, signed by George Washington, which sold for $34,500); Modern Illustrated Books and Fine Bindings (lots 163-196 including Longus Daphnis & Chloe. Paris: Teriade, 1961, with 42 colored plates by Marc Chagall, binding by Paul Bonet.); A Selection of Fruit Books from the Library of Robert... Read more about this item
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$18.00
Manuscrit Venu De Sainte-Helene D'Une Maniere Inconnue

Manuscrit Venu De Sainte-Helene D'Une Maniere Inconnue

Bruxelles: Chez P.J. De Mat, 1817. First Edition. Small Octavo. Second state, 109pp., text in French with (3) pp. advertisements at rear of book. April 12, 1817, issued 18 days prior to the apparent second state which was issued on April 30, 1817. "Louis Fr. Baum" in faded ink to upper corner of half-title. Purportedly written by Napoleon, but wrongfully attributed to Constant or Mme. de Stael. The actual author was Jacob-Frederic Lullin de Chateauvieux.. Librairie Bellanger has the original manuscript... Read more about this item
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$200.00
Memoirs of the War of Secession From the Original Manuscripts of Johnsn Hagood

Memoirs of the War of Secession From the Original Manuscripts of Johnsn Hagood

by Johnson Hagood

The State Company, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good. in x in x in. The State Company, 1989 reprint. Pages clean and bright, binding firm. No dust jacket.
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$20.57
Finely illustrated scroll on paper concerning "Nagasaki karafune zukan" ("Picture scroll of Chinese ship and settlement in Nagasaki." Scroll measuring 385 x 3360 mm

Finely illustrated scroll on paper concerning "Nagasaki karafune zukan" ("Picture scroll of Chinese ship and settlement in Nagasaki." Scroll measuring 385 x 3360 mm

by NAGASAKI TRADE WITH CHINESE

Japan: late Edo. Until the late 17th century, the Chinese had been permitted to move in Japan quite freely for trading purposes. But in 1689, due to the rise of smuggling activities, the Chinese were restricted, like the Dutch, to a compound on the eastern tip of Nagasaki - called the "Tojin yashiki" ("Chinamen's mansions") - surrounded by a moat and walls with gates which could be locked from the outside. Inside were housed on average 2000 Chinese merchants and sailors, along with interpreters,... Read more about this item
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$4,500.00
SIGNED MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM SIR WILLIAM PETTY TO JOHN EVELYN.

SIGNED MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM SIR WILLIAM PETTY TO JOHN EVELYN.

by PETTY, Sir William. John EVELYN.:

Dated March 24, 1674/5 .. Single page ink autograph letter with signature of William Petty, endorsed on verso by John Evelyn. At the lower margin is an ink note "Sir William Petty, to John Evelyn by whom it is endorsed, W. Upcott". This letter was taken from an old card folder with items connected with Samuel Pepys. The folder was put together by Willam Upcott (17791845) a well known librarian and author, who also collected large quanties of books, manuscripts, letters and other ephemera. Upcott revised... Read more about this item
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$4,499.60
ONCE UPON A TIME original radio script in French, World War II United States Office of War Information, radio script adaptation of popular movie, with signatures of John Loder, Mischa Auer, Denise Vernac, and other cast

ONCE UPON A TIME original radio script in French, World War II United States Office of War Information, radio script adaptation of popular movie, with signatures of John Loder, Mischa Auer, Denise Vernac, and other cast

by Gerald Kean, director

[WWII US OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION RADIO PLAY WITH 'CHINESE SPOT' IN CHINESE PICTOGRAMS INSERTED]; SCRIPT IN FRENCH; RARE CAST SIGNATURES WWII ERA] ONCE UPON A TIME original radio script in French, World War II United States Office of War Information, Voice of America, French Project, Hollywood, French language half-hour radio script adaptation of the 1944 Columbia Pictures movie of the same title signed by Jon Loder and other cast members as required for payment…the radio play was intended to be... Read more about this item
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$800.00
Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of The Book of Common Prayer Signed by the Convocation December 20th, 1661, and attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662 (13 & 14 Charles 2. Cap. 4) Dedicated by Special Permission to Her Majesty the Queen

Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of The Book of Common Prayer Signed by the Convocation December 20th, 1661, and attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662 (13 & 14 Charles 2. Cap. 4) Dedicated by Special Permission to Her Majesty the Queen

by [Church of England]

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1891. First printing. Original Cloth. Very Good. Folio. 1 ffep + [8] + 544 + [16] + 1 rfep. Each page reproduced within double red rules. Announcement and price list pasted onto ffep. End papers foxed and edges lightly soiled. Otherwise, pages bright and clean and free from marking, soiling and staining. Bound in publisher's embossed brown cloth. Hinges split, though covers still holding. Covers worn and scuffed, especially along edges. Internally very clean.... Read more about this item
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$388.90
Medical conditions manuscript

Medical conditions manuscript

by George Morgan

1870 This unique medical manuscript book contains 196 pages including a 2 page index and consists of medical conditions, symptoms and their treatment. It is signed by the author George Morgan, London Hospital, 1870 on the paste down end-paper and the entire text is in his distinctive hand, mostly in ink but with some contemporary pencil annotations in the same handwriting. George Morgan was a student at the London Hospital (later known as the Royal London Hospital) from 1868 and he was originally from... Read more about this item
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$192.84
History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States

History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States

by Lewis, Meriwether & Clark, William & Coues, Elliot

History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States / A new edition, faithfully reprinted from the only authoriZed edition of 1814, with copious critical commentary, prepared upon examination of unpublished official archives, and MANY OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION INCLUDING A DILIGENT study of the... Read more about this item
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$3,391.38
General Biblical Introduction: From God to Us

General Biblical Introduction: From God to Us

by H. S. Miller

writing this book. It is not simply an addition of one more book to the many; there are no many. The writer has taught the subject of General Biblical Introduction for years, and he does not know of one book suitable for classroom work, covering the entire subject, telling the entire story concerning our Bible from GOD to the US in sufficient detail and with sufficient simplicity to meet the need of the theological student or the Bible Institute student and the ordinary Christian worker. In this respect,... Read more about this item
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$27.95$25.16
Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

by ANTONIO DAPERA and LAURENTIUS RUSIUS

RARE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ON THE HEALTH OF HORSES. In Italian and Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, Northern Italy (perhaps Ferrara), dated 1434. Dimensions 283 x 217 mm, 82 folios, complete, watermark of three mountains, phrases in decorative cartouches, written in in a gothic bookhand influenced by humanistic script in two columns of 29-35 lines, large painted initials in red throughout, large divided initial in red and brown on f. 1, five marginal drawings in red or in brown with yellow wash.... Read more about this item
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$125,000.00
Handscroll on paper, entitled on manuscript label on outside of the beginning of the scroll & first column of text: "Nihon kokuju kaji kotohajime" ["History of Sword Smithing Throughout Japan"]

Handscroll on paper, entitled on manuscript label on outside of the beginning of the scroll & first column of text: "Nihon kokuju kaji kotohajime" ["History of Sword Smithing Throughout Japan"]

by SWORD SMITHING IN JAPAN

Numerous paintings throughout. Scroll (150 x 5840 mm.), green silk brocade on front outer endpaper. "Egawa Village": with "February 1845" at end. The making of Japanese swords is a complex and labor-intensive process, taking many days or weeks. Considered a sacred art, it was traditionally accompanied by many Shinto and Buddhist religious rituals. Our scroll tells the story of the earliest days of the making of superior swords in Japan when, in 1208, the retired Emperor Go-Toba summoned 13 of the... Read more about this item
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$8,500.00
1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAYROLL AND REGIMENTAL RECORDS OF THE FAMED ROYAL  WILTSHIRES

1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAYROLL AND REGIMENTAL RECORDS OF THE FAMED ROYAL WILTSHIRES

by THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT

ALDERSHOT ENGLAND UK. Good. 1859. On offer is a super mid 19th Century manuscript relic of the noted British Army detachment the Royal Wiltshire Militia being a 150 page 1859 muster and payroll handwritten by Lieutenant Thomas Edward Pinkett which is chock full of data regarding the financial machinations of the noted regiment but also some diary entries relating to skirmishing, exercises, musketry training, records of letters sent and received plus: a number of double page monthly sheets are... Read more about this item
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$2,085.99
A CURIOUS DANCE ROUND A CURIOUS TREE [with envelope]

A CURIOUS DANCE ROUND A CURIOUS TREE [with envelope]

by Dickens, Charles

1860. [London: St. Luke's Hospital, 1860.] Original pale pink wrappers, with original narrow "one penny" envelope. First Edition, second and usual issue. Dickens describes the wretched conditions inside St. Luke's Hospital ("established in 1751, for the treatment and care of lunatics"), and in particular the "very sad and touching spectacle" of the annual Christmas Ball there (dancing around the Christmas tree). He actually wrote the original piece in 1852, at which time it appeared in his Household... Read more about this item
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$1,450.00
“An Arabic Pompeii. Historic Discovery in Andalusia, Dec. 1910. Contributed by Special Correspondents from Seville. 9th December 1910” [Medina Azzahra]

“An Arabic Pompeii. Historic Discovery in Andalusia, Dec. 1910. Contributed by Special Correspondents from Seville. 9th December 1910” [Medina Azzahra]

by [Anon.] Manuscript

Handwritten notebook --author(s) unknown, comprising 22 pages on the above subject and 29 pp. on "Pyrolatry or Fire-Worship".
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The article "An Arabic Pompeii [Medina Azzahra] documents part of a trip by the correspondents to Spain to trace the roots of Arabic art and architecture for a proposed book. While there, they heard rumors of the excavation of an early Arabic site. This site and its contents were kept secret by the Spanish government, and the writers of this journal detail how they... Read more about this item
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$175.00
Russiae, vulgo Moscovia, Pars Australis

Russiae, vulgo Moscovia, Pars Australis

by BLAEU, Johannes

Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu. unbound. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring with highlights in gold. Image measures 15.25" x 21".<br/><br/> This beautiful circa 1650 map by Johannes Blaeu depicts southern Russia in detail. Covering the southwest part of Russia and Eastern Ukraine, the map extends from Vologda south to the Sea of Azov and from Mykolaiv east to the Volga River, where it discharges into the Caspian Sea. Throughout, the map notes rivers, towns, cities,... Read more about this item
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$750.00
Missal bi-folium, c.1400, Germany

Missal bi-folium, c.1400, Germany

Missal bifolium. On vellum. c.1400 Red and blue initials with some lettering in red. Gothic hand. Good condition. Each leaf 210 x 180mm. [Germany or Low Countries, fifteenth century]From a small European private collection.
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$257.12
[Original Manuscript]: Gray Steel: J.C. Smuts, A Study in Arrogance

[Original Manuscript]: Gray Steel: J.C. Smuts, A Study in Arrogance

by ARMSTRONG, Henry Courtney

Unbound. Near Fine. Typed manuscript. Approximately 390 hand-numbered carbon leaves typed rectos only with scattered hand-corrections by the author, and some cut and pasted leaves. Punch holes in left margins and tied into sections with ribbons. A few pages pulled through, overall very good or better. Note at the end: "E Copy for U.S.A. ... 10,000 more to come after MS." Although complete as it stands, the last 45 pages of the published book are lacking here. Armstrong was a British officer who wrote... Read more about this item
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$3,500.00
Log of the Milwaukee County Airport

Log of the Milwaukee County Airport

Milwaukee: January 1, 1927 to April, 1942. Folio manuscript ledger book recording primarily arrivals and departures, but also records of fuel and oil consumption, canteen vendors & sales, passenger records, locker assignment records, etc. For 1927 there is an entry for every day's arrivals and departures, with details on the weather and infrastructure, but after July 19 the entries are mere summaries of the number of arrivals and departures. 106 pages of manuscript entries, many blanks in the back half... Read more about this item
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$1,092.50
[Scotland]. Letter Signed, to John Adam, Esq. concerning repairs to Dumbarton Castle

[Scotland]. Letter Signed, to John Adam, Esq. concerning repairs to Dumbarton Castle

by Steuart [or Stewart], William (of Dumbarton, Scotland)

Dumbarton, Scotland, 1790. Good. Folio half-sheet, 1 p. (20 lines), name of the recipient on verso, 2 vertical and 4 horizontal folds, evidence of wax seal on verso, old tape repair at top margin (not affecting text), ink gall corrosion on outer margin, affecting one word. Preserved in mylar sleeve. An extremely curious provincial Scottish letter, dated 1790, which incorporates misspellings based on non-standard sociolects of the Scottish dialect. While "worthless" relics such as this were almost... Read more about this item
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$90.00