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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
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 First Edition. Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate - issued in the parish of...

$35,000.00
Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia

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 ...

$35,000.00
THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY

THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY by BELLOW, Saul

First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-l...

$31,250.00
UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN.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UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN.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
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
Alfiyyat al Lugha (al Alfiya)

Alfiyyat al Lugha (al Alfiya) by Ibn Malik, Abu ʻAbd Allah Djamal Al-Dīn Muhammad (c. 600 AH – 672 AH / c. 1204 – 21 February 1274)

Approx. 100 p. of fine naskh script by the well-known scholar Omar b. Ali al Tatta'i (علي بن عمر التتائي) (b. 826...

$19,500.00
The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark."

The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark." by Flavin, Martin

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "J...

$15,000.00
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: Hou...

$15,000.00
Tuhfet ul Harameyn (masterpiece of the two Holy sancturies)

Tuhfet ul Harameyn (masterpiece of the two Holy sancturies) by Yusuf Nabi (1052-1124 AH., 1642-1712 AD.)

Ottoman Turkish text, the author's travel to Mecca and Medina, and exploring the road of the Hajj. He dedicated his work to the ...

$15,000.00
Muscat Mas'alasi (the question of Muscat) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use

Muscat Mas'alasi (the question of Muscat) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 6 p. Ottoman Turkish text in original...

$12,000.00
Nejd qit'asi mas'alasi (The question of the terretory of Nejd) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use

Nejd qit'asi mas'alasi (The question of the terretory of Nejd) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 15 p. Ottoman Turkish text in origina...

$12,000.00
Unpublished typescript with manuscript corrections. --- Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85).

Unpublished typescript with manuscript corrections. --- Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85). by PICASSO. PABLO. -- BRASSAI. (HALÁSZ, Gyula)

Cannes. 1966. NP. 1966. Quarto (285mm x 233mm). 20 typed sheets in French (rectos only), legibly hand-corrected throughout by ...

£7,500.00
Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report:  Typescripts of sketches, many amended by hand, written for two shows starring David Frost.

Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report: Typescripts of sketches, many amended by hand, written for two shows starring David Frost. by JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8. A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many sec...

£7,500.00



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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