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Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph Letter Signed by WATSON, Elkanah (1758-1842)

This noted merchant, land speculator, canal and agricultural promoter and businessman began as a Revolutionary War patriot who ...

$695.00
Boldino manuscript in 1830 - Facsimile

Boldino manuscript in 1830 - Facsimile by Pushkin Alexander Sergeyevich

3 volumes reproduce 640 pages Boldino autographs, 1830. This is the last chapter of Eugene Onegin, "Small Tragedy," Belkin "," L...

$2,140.00
Mi'raj al Mu'tamir wal Haj, Unique autograph Arabic manuscript about the Haj and 'Umrah possibly written in Mecca, dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Mi'raj al Mu'tamir wal Haj, Unique autograph Arabic manuscript about the Haj and 'Umrah possibly written in Mecca, dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II by Yusuf Sidki B. Umar Sevki el Mardini ( d. 1902 )

2 ff, 106 p. , 1ff. Ta'liq script in black with chapter headings in red. Royal unique autograph manuscript on the Haj, Umra and ...

$55,000.00
Ottoman Qur

Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia by Ottoman Qur'anic calligraphy

591 p. of Naskhi script by a Bosnian Ottoman calligrapher, Abdurrahman el Bosnawi (Bosnavi), in Cairo 1080 AH. (1670 AD.). Full ...

$38,000.00
Autograph Manuscript Signed

Autograph Manuscript Signed by LEAR, Benjamin Lincoln (1791-1832)

The only child of George Washington's long-time personal secretary Tobias Lear was actually born in the early "White H...

$1,750.00
Album of Botanical Watercolours Devoted to Edible and Medicinal Flowering Plants Native to Europe and North America.

Album of Botanical Watercolours Devoted to Edible and Medicinal Flowering Plants Native to Europe and North America. by Botanical Drawings, Watercolours

Circa 1880. Album of watercolours devoted to edible and medicinal flowering plants native to Europe and North America. Contains ...

$375.00
Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate. [ In Cold Blood, Breakfast At Tiffiny's. A Christmas Memory]

Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate. [ In Cold Blood, Breakfast At Tiffiny's. A Christmas Memory] by Capote, Truman

New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. First Edition. Tr...

$35,000.00
Writings & Life Without Principle Manuscript Leaf Edition

Writings & Life Without Principle Manuscript Leaf Edition by Henry David Thoreau

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. first edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. Near Fine. Boston: Hough...

$15,000.00
Quranic manuscript leaf on vellum in elegent Kufic from the 10th c.

Quranic manuscript leaf on vellum in elegent Kufic from the 10th c.

Possibly North Africa, 3d C. AH, 10th AD. on parchement. Sixteen lines on each side in black Kufic script with possibly later pu...

$6,500.00
Document Signed

Document Signed by CHARLES IX (1550-74)

When France's King Henry II died in 1559 and his sickly 15-year-old heir Francis II followed the next year, the throne went...

$950.00
Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings

Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings

Full-Leather. A unique look at human sexuality and literary Romantic love in the early part of the twentieth century during the...

$9,000.00
UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN. "LET THERE BE LIGHT

UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN. "LET THERE BE LIGHT by MILLER, Joaquin

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine and rare, beautifully bound. Folio (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") consisting of 53 pages numbered...

$31,250.00
This flag and crew patch were flown aboard the Space Shuttle "Columbia" (STS-1) / April 12-14, 1981 /  Presented to /  Adlai Stevenson /  In recognition of the significant contributions you made to the success of this mission

This flag and crew patch were flown aboard the Space Shuttle "Columbia" (STS-1) / April 12-14, 1981 / Presented to / Adlai Stevenson / In recognition of the significant contributions you made to the success of this mission by (FLAG -- SPACE-FLOWN -- Space Shuttle "Columbia")

Hardcover. Original space-flown flag (5½" X 4¼") and cloth patch (4¼" X 4 3/4") presen...

$4,495.00
Sefaretname ( Embassy ) manuscript in Ottoman Turkish about the Deplomatic Relations

Sefaretname ( Embassy ) manuscript in Ottoman Turkish about the Deplomatic Relations by Yirmi Sekiz Mehmed Celebi Efendi (d. 1732 )

18th c. Scarce manuscript, about the first Continuous Ottoman embassy which contiued for eleven months in France by Yirmi Sekiz ...

$20,000.00
Original Ink Press Letter by John Quincy Adams,  Addressed to an Arctic Explorer or Whaler.

Original Ink Press Letter by John Quincy Adams, Addressed to an Arctic Explorer or Whaler. by ADAMS, John Quincy

London, 1813. Original Ink press copy of autograph letter by John Quincy Adams. Single-leaf unsized tissue, approximately 21cm x...

$600.00



If you are looking to expand your collection of rare books, many of our booksellers also offer for sale manuscripts and other original documents. From ephemera related to famous authors to unique governmental missives, Biblio has a range of items available for purchase, some of them quite valuable indeed. Many of the available items are signed or inscribed by relevant parties, and some of the manuscripts date as far back as the mid 1800's. The art of collecting manuscripts and documents is similar to the art of collecting rare books, and we always recommend handling such delicate items with care and precision. You may well be handling important parts of literary and world history, and proper storage and display of fragile and valuable works is always encouraged.

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