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Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Emperor Franz Joseph Grant of Arms and Nobility Signed, Austro-Hungarian Empire. by Emperor Franz Joseph I (1830-1916)

1859 Seven partially printed and calligraphic pages on four leaves, 11.5" x 15", December 20, 1859. The document besto...

CAD $4,750.00
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 ...

$40,000.00
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 ...

$45,000.00
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...

$9,900.00
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
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
Sefaretname (Embassadorial account) manuscript in Ottoman Turkish about the Deplomatic Relations

Sefaretname (Embassadorial account) 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 ...

$25,000.00
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND;  TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID...

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID... by [Book of Common Prayer]

London: Printed by John Baskett ...and by the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills ..., 1715. [20,380],23,[3]pp. terminat...

$2,750.00
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. Nine lines on each side in black Kufic script with possibly later punct...

$6,500.00
SURNAME-I VEHBI

SURNAME-I VEHBI by Vehbi

Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New. 1st Edition. ...

$700.00
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
Ludwig II King of Bavaria - Autograph Letters

Ludwig II King of Bavaria - Autograph Letters by Ludwig II King of Bavaria

Three Autograph Letters signed and one document signed "Ludwig" to Anton Ulsamer, a Privy Councillor summoning him to Hohenschwa...

£3,000.00
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...

$1,250.00
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
FINE AND RARE ARABIC MANUSCRIPT OF ZUBDAT UL AMTHAL (ESSENCE OF PROVERBS)

FINE AND RARE ARABIC MANUSCRIPT OF ZUBDAT UL AMTHAL (ESSENCE OF PROVERBS) by MUSTAFA B. IBRAHIM AL RUMI AL HANAFI (D. 1176 AH- 1762 AD)

Handwritten. As New. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 118 PP, VERY FINE ARABIC TA'LIQ SCRIPT WITH GOLDEN DOTS BENEETH THE...

$8,000.00



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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