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Seder Tefilos - Order of Prayers

By: N/A

Price: $289.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS,

Seller ID: RAB3017


On offer: Seder Tefilos - Order of Prayers. This is an early 19th century Sephardic prayer book to be used on Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh (first day of Hebrew month), Chanukah, and Purim. Hebrew. Covers present but detached, loose pages. P. View more info

Musaf L'Yom Kippur [The Mussaf Service for Yom Kippur] - Bijgevoegd-Gebed Voor Den Verzoendag

By: N/A

Price: $349.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 1850

Seller ID: RAB3008


On offer: Musaf L'Yom Kippur [The Mussaf Service for Yom Kippur] - Bijgevoegd-Gebed Voor Den Verzoendag. A singular book with leather tips and gilt stamped cover treatment. A lovely book specifically for the longest and richest prayer of the year. Dutch-Hebrew. G+. View more info

Machzor - A Cycle: A prayer book for Shavuot with Yiddish Translation

By: N/A

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Bazultzbach, 1895

Seller ID: RAB236


On offer: Machzor - A Cycle, being a reference used for seforim containing prayers for unique days in the annual calendar cycle. [Today we only use this term for the High Holiday prayer book, since all other holidays are fit into the regular daily prayer book, but back in those days they used to publish a separate book for every holiday.] This is a prayer book for the Shavuot holiday with Yiddish translation. It also boasts of it's uniqueness due to insertions of laws pe... View more info

The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union - PERSONAL COPY OF FAMED CIVIL WAR ARMY CHAPLAIN REV. B.W. CHIDLAW

By: N/A

Price: $285.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, American Sunday School Union: 1837

Seller ID: 000975


The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union, revised by the committee of publication. Published by the Philadelphia American Sunday School Union, 1837, 6 1/8 x 3 3/4" with 160 pages has marbled end boards. The words 'Cherry Valley S. School' are inscribed first free endpaper. This book is in original condition with the spine cap being leather and gilt title t... View more info

DAS NEUE UND VERBESSERTE GESANG BUCH....PSALMEN DAVIDS FAMT EINER GAMMLUNG ALTER UND NEUER GEISTREICHER LIEDER....REBST EINEM ANHANG DES HENDELBERGISCHEN CATECHISMUS....VOR DIE EVANGELICH REFORMIRTEN GEMEINEN IN DEN BEREINIGTEN STAATEN VON AMERICA

By: N/A

Price: $785.99

Publisher: Germantaun, Michael Billmeyer: 1799

Seller ID: 000811


Full leather, clasps intact, overall very good save for rubbing to the edges and some chipping to the head of the spine. Lovely frontis woodcut with David at the harp praising God. 585 numbered pages, detailed index, pages of catechism. View more info

1859 - 1860 HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review and Magazine for Jewish Literature: The journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical

By: N/A

Price: $1,259.99

Publisher: London, 1859

Seller ID: 000679


On offer the famed HEBREW PERIODICAL: HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review, and Magazine for Jewish Literature. HaMasaef was the journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical New Series; Vol. 1, No. 1 - 48. London, 1859-1860. (i.e., October 1859 to September 1860.) 8vo. An extended run of 48 numbered issues bound in one volume. Individual issues in VERY GOOD condition, original boards, loose and shaken, spine replaced with crude tape. VERY RARE. Copac rec... View more info

c1860s CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S IVORY POCKET DIARY MOUNTED WITH SILVER SHIELD

By: N/A

Price: $785.99

Publisher: 1863

Seller ID: 000535


Very scarce collectible from a number of viewpoints this being an soldier's ivory six day diary as per Lord's Civil War Collector's Enclyclopedia, Volume III, page 94. A Civil War ivory pocket diary mounted with silver shield and catch. The soldier wrote his notes in pencil, traces can still be seen, then erased them when no longer needed. Monday through Saturday, 3 1/8" long x 1 5/8" wide, precisely the measurements in the Encylopedia. The inital R has been eng... View more info

CIRCA 1920s SET OF FOUR (4) POSTCARD BOOKS: FRENCH CASTLES CHATEAUX 80 DIFFERENT SCARCER POSTCARDS CARTES POSTALE

By: N/A

Price: $99.99

Publisher: France,

Seller ID: PCJT29


Super collection of 4 postcard books each having 20 postcards, all intact. 1. Chateaux D'Ambroise. 2. Chaumont-Sur-Loire. 3. and 4. Langeais. Three books by LL & ND, the other Yvon. Overall in very good condition save for some general age-toning. View more info

Haggadah Shel Pesach : PASSOVER HAGGADAH WITH COMMENTARY OF RABBI SHABBTAI COHEN

By: N/A

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Warsaw, Poland, 1870

Seller ID: 000453


1870 Warsaw HAGGADAH. Rare. No copies in American auction records. Last similar book was 1868 Warsaw Haggadah sold in 1982. The Book: Haggadah Shel Pesach, Warsaw, 1870. 8vo. One must be more forgiving of the condition of Haggadot than other books. This is a very worn copy with 1/2 loss to rear board, partial loss to last leaf, partial loss to upper title, some fraying. However, it is a still a nice rare example of a Polish 19th century Haggadah. View more info

1906 ENIGMATIC HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY IN TWO HANDS DETAILING PREPARATIONS FOR A WEDDING, THE HONEYMOON AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

By: "LADY" and MARY

Price: $895.99

Publisher: STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK REIDSVILLE NORTH CAROLINA, 1913

Seller ID: 0001143


On offer is a rather intriguing 1906 manuscript diary handwritten for the most part by 'Lady' [as identified by the other part time writer who is 'Mary']. Lady is a woman of means, having a number of members in her household who tend to and for her. Mary seems to do most of the writing in the first few weeks of the diary and then Lady takes over. It seems Lady is to marry shortly and is all consumed with preparations. Mary writes: 'sat in library and sewed while Estelle ... View more info

Image for 1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

By: "RUTLAND BLEIGN" (?)

Price: $4,585.99

Publisher: SOUTHERN ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1890

Seller ID: 0002315


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of travel through England on its inland waterways and canals as handwritten by the intrepid author "Rutland Bleign" [but really unidentified as it seems a pseudonym] who is travelling with his friend and illustrator, the brace working to publish the as titled book: "In Tow: The Chronicle of a Cruise in a Monkey Boat." Written from August 6th through the 28th in 1890 [he leaves off the year but some sleuthing ... View more info

INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND

By: 'AN AMERICAN' [commonly known to be J.S. STEVENS]

Price: $75.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, HARPER & BROTHERS: 1842

Edition: TENTH

Seller ID: 0001402


'INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND' by 'An American'. Two volume set as called for. Overall age toning, foxing throughout, some dogears, some damp-staining and the odd fault but otherwise tight and clean. Overall Fair+. View more info

2006 - 2010 ORIGINAL, FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DIARIES [2] HANDWRITTEN BY A CHOLA GIRL PROVIDING A VERY INTIMATE LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF A LATINA WOMAN AND HER GANGSTER FRIENDS AND LOVERS

By: 'BABY GIRL'

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA CA 'OAK TOWN', 2006

Seller ID: 0001772


On offer is an absolutely fascinating pair [2] of startlingly candid and intimate contemporary manuscript diaries handwritten by a 'Chola' girl providing an unparalleled look into the life of a Latina woman living and loving within a gang. Dated November 12th, 2006 through January 10th 2010 one reads of sex, drugs, court dates made and missed, children, multiple sexual partners and the internal politics of gang life. [Due to the fact the books are contemporary we decline... View more info

1923 EXCEPTIONAL, FUNNY AND UNIQUE TYPESCRIPT DIARY OF A WITTY AND BITINGLY CLEVER WOMAN AS SHE TRAVELS FROM BROOKLYN TO HAWAII AND BACK, OBSERVING THE WORLD AROUND HER IN A MATURE AND REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL WAY

By: 'LOU' W. SMITH

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ACROSS THE U.S.A AND TO HAWAII AND BACK, 1923

Seller ID: 0009068


On offer is a fascinating, typescript diary of a young woman’s (named Lou W. Smith) trip across the United States, touring the West coast for a few days, and then departing on a steamship and heading for a Hawaiian vacation. The diary consists of 24 typed pages, beginning on Monday, July 16, 1923 “En route Baltimore & Ohio. Washington to Chicago.” and ending August 25th. A letter is also included that is very interesting and shines some light on the diary. It is wr... View more info

Image for 1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

By: 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE

Price: $6,455.99

Publisher: France, 1830

Seller ID: 0002262


On offer is a superb, original pair [2] of 1830s manuscript journals of multi discipline subjects including; cosmography, mythology, navigation and exploration of the New World, ancient lore, history of powerful monarchies, an extensive history of France from ancient times to the Napoleon Bonaparte era etc all undoubtedly of an advanced level of study hand written by an unidentified student save, we believe, for the initials 'S.B.' in early 19th Century France. The treas... View more info

1891 - 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A RELATED 'GUEST' OF THE CAPTAIN IN THE ENVIABLE POSITION OF SHIP'S PURSER ON A 3 MASTED SCHOONER FROM NEW YORK TO HONG KONG AND BACK

By: 'UNCLE' FRED HARTFORD

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE STERLING, 1891

Seller ID: 0002219


On offer is a superb, though flawed, original manuscript 1891 - 1892 travel diary detailing day to day life workings and aboard a 3 masted schooner sailing to the 'far side of the world' from New York City to Hong Kong and back. Inscribed, in a later hand: 'Uncle Fred Hartford's Diary on Board The Sterling Capt. Geo. Goodwin 1891 - 1892 Voyage from New York to Hong Kong by Sailing Ship 196 days'. 'The Sterling' commanded by Captain George Goodwin and this extended trip t... View more info

Image for 1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

By: 'W.B.'

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: England, 1751

Seller ID: 0002563


On offer is a superb, original ancient manuscript book of English origins, titled "Some Memorandums Relating to Geography and Astronomy... Of the Figure and Extent of the Earth." Dated 1751, even casual reading finds the book filled with what was then cutting edge information being a mere 23 years after Newton's Principia appeared in English. The Age of Sail, Britain's dominance of the waves spurred science in the areas of navigation, astronomy and the mathematic... View more info

1945 ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT REPORT OF RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MANILA HARBOR AFTER ITS DEVASTATING IN WORLD WAR II, WRITTEN BY A LIEUTENANT IN THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND CONTAINING HIS HAND DRAWN DIAGRAMS

By: 2nd LIEUTENANT MARTIN M. GROSS

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: MANILA HARBOR, PHILIPPINES, 1945

Seller ID: 0009178


On offer is a fascinating, concise and exceptionally detailed history and evaluation of the ‘Reconstruction and Development of Manila Harbor’ following the tremendous destruction and devastation of the population following the Battle of Manila (February 3 - March 3, 1945). The manuscript was created as a request sent by Civil Engineering for an article on the harbor on 5 July 1945. 2nd Lieutenant Martin M. Gross, Corps of Engineers, was the one who answered the call ... View more info

Image for 1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

By: 30 CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

Price: $855.99

Publisher: MADISON ALABAMA, 1869

Seller ID: 0002551


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic reflective of Southern Reconstruction Era woes and gripes between citizens and Government, this being an 1869 Madison, Alabama handwritten document; a Reconstruction Era petition and as stated a protest by the Citizens of Madison against a proposed sale by the Mayor and Aldermen of the street between the store house of the Wise Mercantile Co. and that of Mr. L. Hardage, running from Front St. to Martin St. with 30 aut... View more info

Image for 1826 - 1827 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO SHUTTLES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HER CHAMBER AT THE CONVENT AND HER FAMILY HOME

1826 - 1827 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO SHUTTLES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HER CHAMBER AT THE CONVENT AND HER FAMILY HOME

By: ??? DEFOREST

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: STRATFORD CONNECTICUT, 1826

Seller ID: 0002235


On offer is a fascinating, original early 19th Century 38 page manuscript diary handwritten by a 21 year old female member of the Deforest family, we believe, and living in and around Stratford Connecticut. Dated January 1826 through February 1827 we surmise she is a novice or novitiate [she is allowed home] in a not too faraway convent with frequent mentions Sister Maria, Sister Betsey, etc., and that she sits in her 'chamber' window' etc. That said she still has a life... View more info