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Asbab al-nuzul , early Arabic manuscript on the occasions of Quranic revelation dated 689 H., 1290 AD. ( أسباب النزول للواحدي)

Asbab al-nuzul , early Arabic manuscript on the occasions of Quranic revelation dated 689 H., 1290 AD. ( أسباب النزول للواحدي) by by Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi (d. 1075 AD.)

Early Arabic manuscript possibly copied in Yemen, dated 689 H., 1290 AD. complete copy in 200 p. of one of the earliest works on...

$25,000.00
Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album

Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probably Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commed...

AUD $64,000.00
The Battle of Leyte Gulf - A Gathering of Original Combat Despatches and Various Original Ephemera From History's Greatest Naval Battle.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf - A Gathering of Original Combat Despatches and Various Original Ephemera From History's Greatest Naval Battle.

16 Radio Telegrams including detailed Action Reports, Tactical Operation Commands, Battle Assessments, Damage Reports, etc. sp...

$8,500.00
Autograph Manuscript, Signed: "Does No One but Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?"

Autograph Manuscript, Signed: "Does No One but Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?" by Frost, Robert

1952. Holograph manuscript on two leaves of white wove, three-holed, loose-leaf paper measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. At the botto...

$13,750.00
3 Page Autographed Letter By a Criminal Evading the Pinkertons

3 Page Autographed Letter By a Criminal Evading the Pinkertons by Hesse, Gus

1892. A fascinating letter of a criminal's miserable life under pursuit with the original mailing postmarked mailing envelo...

$375.00
Minutes of the General Assembly from 1956 to 1994 / Πρακτικων Γενικων Συνελευσεων απο 1956 εως 1994

Minutes of the General Assembly from 1956 to 1994 / Πρακτικων Γενικων Συνελευσεων απο 1956 εως 1994 by Various

Documents. 2 volumes. I) Minutes of 18 Regular Assemblies 1956 to 1975. II) Minutes of 20 Regular & 1 Special Assemblies 10.5.19...

€600.00
[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("S. L. Clemens") to James R. Osgood]

[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("S. L. Clemens") to James R. Osgood] by Clemens, Samuel L

Hartford, 1883. 1 2/3 pages, in pencil, on two octavo lettersheets. Folded for mailing, filing pinhole through upper left corne...

$3,500.00
[Autograph Manuscript of:] CASIDAS - ARABIC- ANDALUSIAN POEMS PUT INTO ENGLISH VERSE

[Autograph Manuscript of:] CASIDAS - ARABIC- ANDALUSIAN POEMS PUT INTO ENGLISH VERSE by Morland, Harold [translator]

[Np: The Author], 1947. [59]pp, on 31 leaves. Octavo. Bound up in unlettered sheep, bulked at end with blanks. Binding dry, wi...

$225.00
SHORTHAND MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF "ELECTION PROSPECTS."

SHORTHAND MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF "ELECTION PROSPECTS." by Shaw, George Bernard

[ Np], 1949. 3 2/3 pages, in ink, on versos of printed quarto sheets (reuse of printed statements of terms for performances of ...

$4,750.00
Business Ledger

Business Ledger by (GALENA, ILLINOIS -- LEDGER BOOK)

N.p.: N.p., 1883. Hardcover. Narrow 4to (8" X 13"). Calf spine and pebbled paper over boards. 180pp. Good plus. Quite...

$295.00
Typed Letter Signed, 1TLS,   Dated Feb. 26, 1929

Typed Letter Signed, 1TLS, Dated Feb. 26, 1929 by Johnson, Frank Tenney

Typed letter signed by western artist Frank Tenney Johnson on his personal stationary with his New York address embossed at top...

$950.00
Pierre-Jean de Béranger: Chansons Original Handwritten Working Manuscript

Pierre-Jean de Béranger: Chansons Original Handwritten Working Manuscript by Béranger, Pierre-Jean de

1827 This is a one of a kind original handwritten working manuscript by the famous French chansonnier, Pierre-Jean de Bér...

$12,000.00
[Autograph Letter, Signed, to Samuel G. Blythe]

[Autograph Letter, Signed, to Samuel G. Blythe] by Clemens, Samuel L

London, 1900. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of folded quarto sheet of letterhead (30, Wellington Court, Albert Gate). Folded...

$3,500.00
Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings / Πρακτικον Συνεδριασεων Διοικητικου Συμβουλιου

Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings / Πρακτικον Συνεδριασεων Διοικητικου Συμβουλιου by Various

A near fine hardcover unique copy 3 volume manuscripts of the H. Moscoff Anonymous Tobacco Company in Thessaloniki . The 3 volum...

€600.00
Portrait CDV Mounted with Two Signed Quotes

Portrait CDV Mounted with Two Signed Quotes by Dickinson, Anna

Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth (1842-1932), Full-length photographic portrait carte-de-visite, with two signed quotes on separate pie...

$1,250.00



Manuscripts are handwritten documents, often letters or drafts of literature. Because of their unique quality and being inherently one-of-a-kind, manuscripts can be quite valuable and collectible. Handwritten drafts of book chapters, poems, or other works of art are very hard to find and provide tremendous insight into the thinking and expression of the author, and it can be fascinating to examine the differences in content between the original manuscript and the final, finished product. One notable example of a found manuscript that sparked controversy is the original manuscript of the Big Book, otherwise known as the the basic literature for Alcoholics Anonymous. The found manuscript included a lot more precise language about the role of God in recovery, and much of that content was edited or removed for the final version. While not all original manuscripts differ in content as the Big Book, it is clear that many original manuscripts are so valuable.

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