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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

Condition: Good+


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

1771 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BAS QUEBEC DOCUMENT: "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot"

By: A. MABANE, J. DE LA C.P.

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Que, 1771

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000962

Condition: Fair


On offer is an original November 7th 1771 handwritten manuscript document from St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Quebec [Lower Canada] "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot" being an early Bas Quebec marital communion of assets where we can find many great descriptions of furniture and house objects plus commentary. Research suggests that the author was most certainly a Jesuit priest acting ... View more info

FROM THE FILE OF FAMED BIBLIOPHILE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS: 1753 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO ANTOINE LE CAMUS, DOCTOR OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, PARIS REGARDING HIS LATEST WRITINGS "LA MEDECINE DE L'ESPRIT"

By: ABBE (ABBOTT) DUCARME

Price: $329.99

Publisher: Paris, 1753

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP111

Condition: Very Good


ALS dated March 9th 1753, Abbe Ducarme writes a reassuring letter to Antoine Le Camus (1722 - 1772 physician, poet also noted for warning the women of his day against the use of cosmetics having mercury). A Monsieur Fueron has loudly criticized Camus' latest work entitled "La Medecine de l'Espirit" (The Spirit's Medicine). The Abbot insists on telling Camus his ideas are excellent explaining that he has noticed people inflicted with ailments and symptoms as desrc... View more info

1759 RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY UNIQUE HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL AND SUBSEQUENT PUNISHMENT OF AN AMERICAN DRAFT DODGER, UNWILLING TO FIGHT FOR THE BRITISH IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

By: about JAMES DIMMICK

Price: $4,055.99

Publisher: MANSFIELD, WINDHAM COUNTY, CONNECTICUT COLONY, 1759

Seller ID: 0009049

Condition: Good


On offer is an extraordinary historical document of pre-Independence America and the French and Indian War which pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries and American Indian allies. The document in question is two and a half pages, dated 1759, concerning the legal case of a man named Jesse Dimmick, of Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut, a member of the 10th Company, Con... View more info

1772 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY NOTED COLONEL, FUTURE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE FRENCH ARMY WHO WILL LOSE HIS HEAD TO THE REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL IN 1793

By: ADAM PHILLIPPE, COMTE DE CUSTINE

Price: $425.99

Publisher: CHARTRES RHEIMS FRANCE, 1772

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT061

Condition: Good


On offer is a pre French Revolution handwritten manuscript letter dated 1772 written by Adam Phillippe, the Vicomte de Custine, noted Colonel of the French Army to Monsier de Boynes requesting a position for Lieut. Constant, son of a noble Major, perhaps in the Colonies. Shortened at right for small loss but otherwise G. View more info

1798 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NAPOLEON ERA ORDERS REVOLUTIONARY STATIONARY BY IMPORTANT GENERAL OFT NOTED IN NAPOLEON'S CORRESPONDENCE

By: ADJUTANT GENERAL NIVET

Price: $545.99

Publisher: France, 1798

Seller ID: 00JT42b

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original handwritten on Revolutionary letterhead manuscript note, dated Year 7 of the Revolution, written by Adjudant General Nivet, a very important General in Napoleon's Army who was mentioned a number of times by the Emperor Napoleon in his correspondence. This document boasts a super 'Republic Francaise' vignette and a superb, even broken, red wax seal of the General. View more info

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST HAND TEXT OF MEXICAN HISTORY 1794 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK

By: Attorney of the Real Audiencia for the Viceroy of New Spain

Price: $11,595.99

Publisher: New Spain, Mexico, 1794

Seller ID: 000035b

Condition: Fine


Handsome Folio Manuscript in early calf with gilt written by the Attorney of the Real Audiencia (see Bibliografia Mexicana, 220) and prepared for the Viceroy. Lengthy stipulations of taxes for the freed mestizos, mulattoes, and negroes as well as exemptions for Indians of the repartimientos even when married to Spanish women. These taxes were the root of the perceived injustice that explains why freed men formed the core of the Revolution when it came. EXTREMELY RARE ... View more info

1795 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE IMPRISONMENT AND RELEASE OF A 68 YEAR OLD MAN FROM THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS PRISON AND LUNATIC ASYLUM 'THE BICETRE'

By: AUBIN, JOURDAIRE

Price: $2,145.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1795

Seller ID: 00MV1008

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, unique circa 1795, Year 4 of the Revolution, manuscript document relating to the liberation from prison of a 68 year old man. [Almost an extraordinary age for a man in prison conditions of the era.] The prison was the famous Bicetre and this is a detailed account of the affair. The man had a fake passport and had been arrested by soldiers. This is all the more an exceptional document given the 150+ year history of the Bicetre which in its ay was an ... View more info

1788 An Essay Towards A System of Mineralogy, Translated From The Original Swedish, 2nd Edition, Printed for Charles Dilly WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTES

By: AXEL FREDERIC CRONSTEDT [translated by GUSTAV VON ENGESTROM]

Price: $3,585.99

Publisher: THE POULTRY, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, CHARLES DILLY: 1788

Seller ID: 0009117

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, hardcover handprinted book from 1788, regarding the Natural Science of Mineralogy (the scientific study of chemistry, crystal structure, and physical properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts). The book comes at the end of the Scientific Revolution in the Western World, roughly from 1600-1800 and is a translation of a book written by Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, the famous Swedish mineralogist and chemist who discovered nickel in 1751 and... View more info

c1700s ORIGINAL SIGNIFICANT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF ANGLICAN DOGMA BEING THE 'THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES OF RELIGION', A DEFINITIVE STATEMENT OF DOCTRINE BY THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

By: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: London England Britain UK, 1750

Seller ID: 0009001

Condition: Good


On offer is an exemplary and rare Latin copy of the “Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion,” the defining statements of doctrines and practices of the Church of England and one of the most important religious documents of history. While the Articles themselves were formulated in the mid-1500s, this particular book dates back to c.1700. The Articles were issued in both Latin and English. The entirety of this book is written in Latin. There is a vellum cover still fully int... View more info

1793 - YEAR II - INTRIGUING HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM NEWLY MINTED CAPTAIN TO THE MINISTER OF THE FRENCH NAVY BUT COMPLAINING OF POOR TREATMENT BY HIS COLLEAGUES

By: CITIZEN GAUTHIER

Price: $445.99

Publisher: ROCHEFORT FRANCE, 1793

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT44

Condition: Very Good+


n offer is an intriguing French letter written by Citizen Gauthier to Citizen Monge, Minister of the French Navy, thanking him for his recent letter and Gauthier's upgrade to Captain. Gauthier also write of the French Embassy, poor treatment by colleagues but he has had some congratulations on this affair. Two pages of script on a folded sheet. VG. View more info

1790 AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT TO A.M. OUTREBON FOR HIS PATRIOTIC CONTRIBUTION OF 25% OF HIS SALARY

By: CLERK OF THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, PARIS

Price: $179.99

Publisher: France, None: 1790

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT108

Condition: Good


As determined by the decree of October 6 1789, Monsieur A.M. Outrebon has made his 'Patriotic Contribution' of 25% of his salary is revealed in this Department of Finance for the revolutionary coffers in 1790 France. Revolutionary vignette. Super period piece less than a year after La Bastille.Overall in good+ shape, better without some chipping to the top edge and general ageing. View more info

SUPERB PARCHMENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT CONTRACT AND CAEN REVENUE STAMP DATED 1749 RELATING TO A REAL ESTATE LAND SHARING PARTNERSHIP

By: Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Others

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1749

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT38

Condition: Good+


On thick parchment with a superb Caen Revenue stamp, this contract revises the deals between Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Georges Lepetit and Guillaume Le Senecal. There is a separate, second, small paper document attached by contemporary pin. Very nicely written. Interestingly there is a Bed and Breakfast - Ferme-de-Glatigny - on the very spot the two lesser partner toiled over 250 years ago! View more info

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1796 SUPER, ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY ERA STAMPLESS LETTER BETWEEN HOROLOGISTS AT THE APEX OF TIME KEEPING HISTORY IN DECIMAL CALENDAR AND CLOCKS FRANCE

By: COUSIN PLUMERY

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE to SARRAGOSSE ESPAYNE, 1796

Seller ID: 0002236

Condition: Good


On offer is a absolutely super, original 18th Century French language stampless letter dated 1796 with postmarks for Lyon et al, being a manuscript relic of one of the most active and extraordinary of times for French watchmakers, horologists and timekeepers who were in the spotlight during these early days of the French Revolution and onset of the Napoleonic era as the Decimal Calendar and time system was conceived and implemented. The three [3] page letter is signed fr... View more info

SEFER SOD HASHEM being AN EXTREMELY RARE BOOK OUTLINING BRIT MILAH (RITUAL CIRCUMCISION) OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

By: David ben Aryeh Leib, of Lida

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Professor Shelomoh ben Yosef Props:

Seller ID: 000026

Condition: Good+


A rare book by the chief rabbi of Amsterdam, David ben Aryeh Leib, of Lida. Text entirely in Hebrew. SEFER SOD H, asher hiber David de-Lida Amsterdam: Shelomoh ben Yosef Props, 469 [1708 or 1709]. 6" tall [15.2 cm.] 32 numbered leaves [64 pages, the last one is blank], plus 58 later blank pages, plus endpapers, plus a large manuscript letter of recommendation bound in. Superbly bound in later full light brown sheep leather, with raised bands, blindstamped floral dec... View more info

1782 - 1783 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ENTRIES PROVIDED THE ROYAL COURT OF BELGIUM REGARDING MARITIME TRADE WITH THE AMERICAS AND MOST NOTABLY THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

By: DE MENCK

Price: $2,459.99

Publisher: GHENT BELGIUM HOLLAND, 1782

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000898

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a remarkable historical archive of twenty folded folio sheets bearing 23 entries on ten of the pages as presented before the court at Ghent, Belgium between April 1782 - February 1783 and pertaining to Flemish trade in the latter part of the 18th century much of it relating to trade and shipments for the new Republic. The timing of the manuscripts is particularly notable as the documents shed light on-cross Atlantic maritime trade during a very volatile peri... View more info

1792 DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITH REFERENCE TO THE LOUVRE

By: DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

Price: $289.99

Publisher: France, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT111

Condition: Good


Dated November, 27, 1792 'DECRET DE LA CONVENTION NATIONALE' dealing with the employees and their lodgings in both the Louvre and the Tuileries of the deposed King Louis XVI. Signed inprint by M. Monge and countersigned by Garat. Includes a bold unidentifiable signature. Some yellowing but otherwise in good+ condition. View more info

ARCHIVE OF TWO (2) HANDWRITTEN HOLOGRAPH LETTERS GIVING OPPOSING TESTIMONIES REGARDING THE SAME INCIDENT FROM THE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS COLLECTION

By: DELABIQUE AND AN UNIDENTIFIED CHIEF SURGEON TO THE KING

Price: $449.99

Publisher: VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP75

Condition: Very Good


Archive of two (2) handwritten letters, both dated January 14th, 1792, both physically attached at the bottom left corner with sealing wax. Very interesting: The first letter, beautifully penned, whose author's signature is indecipherable yet whose status as a 'ancient surgeon to the King' is foremost in presentation, tells of the story of a young boy named Colinot. The boy has been severely injured to the point of blood building up under his eye lids and that he require... View more info

AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH HAND DRAWN AND ENGRAVED HERALDIC ARMORIALS CRESTS BY DAVID DEUCHAR THE FAMED ENGRAVER OF HANS HOLBEIN'S DANCE OF DEATH

By: DEUCHAR, DAVID

Price: $12,855.99

Publisher: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, WILLIAM F. CLAY:

Seller ID: 000024N

Condition: Good+


HERALDIC CREST MANUSCRIPT. Large, thick Folio, late 18th century marbled boards and 1/2 sheep, crack to spine and partial unhinging of front board, age worn but otherwise well-preserved. A handsome and imposing manuscript of 1000s of engraved crests, including numerous crests drawn by hand, arranged by the famed engraver David Deuchar (1743-1808) interestingly organized according to device type (i.e. hands, lions etc.) Carefully compiled and researched manuscript, see... View more info

1744 - 1764 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT VADE MECUM HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG JESUIT SCHOLAR DETAILING HIS LOGIC STUDIES UNDER PROFESSORE GIUSEPPE GUIDONE, HIS FINANCIALS, HIS BOOKS AND HIS NOTES OF HIS RELIGIOUS DEVOTIONS AND DEDICATION

By: Di Cesare, Carlo Antonio

Price: $3,155.99

Publisher: NAPLES ITALY, 1744

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001412

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super manuscript relic of 18th Century religious devotion being a vellum covered notebook titled 'Memoria' handwritten by Carlo Antonio Di Cesare, a Jesuit in Naples between 1744 and 1764. Superbly intimate look into the life of this Catholic man using the book as a 'vade mecum' or catchall thusly a diary of notes detailing the life of this Jesuit scholar: it begins with his graduation into the Congregazione de' studenti sotto la protezzione dell'Annunciata... View more info