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1974 EXPOSE SCREENPLAY MANUSCRIPT: WITNESS TO MURDER ALLEGES HISTORY OF INVESTIGATIVE ERROR, DUPLICITY AND CORRUPTION IN PRE WAR NEW JERSEY INCLUDING THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING AND TRIAL

By: A. PONDS ORLANDO

Price: $1,599.99

Publisher: BERNARDSVILLE NEW JERSEY NJ, 1974

Seller ID: 000942


On offer is an original manuscript by A. Ponds Orlando, personally inscribed to Erwin Richardt [noted anti government activist] in pencil - 'To Erwin, from Ponds'. In 1931 A. Ponds Orlando was an eyewitness to the Charles Cavanaugh murder on Sept 8, 1931, and this work recounts those events in detail, including how the state police chose an innocent scapegoat to pin the crime on, used third-degree tactics to force a false 'confession', fabricated false evidence, paid 'w... View more info

1950s SUPER, ORIGINAL EARLY STATE OF ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES TRAINING NOTE BOOKS MAKING FOR AN UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE HISTORY OF WEAPONRY AND ARMS THE YOUNG STATE HAD TO SCAVENGE FROM POST WAR EUROPE

By: ABRAHAM GREENBERGER

Price: $5,255.99

Publisher: ISRAEL, 1950

Seller ID: 0008196


On offer are three [3] manuscript notebooks in Hebrew handwritten in 1950s by Abraham Greenberger with notes on use of various types of weapons used by the fledgling IDF, Israeli Defence Forces. They are regular 24-page school notebooks measuring 8.2' x 6.5', and 100%, 45%, and 12% complete. The pages are yellowed, covers of two notebooks are torn and detached, half of the last page in one of the notebooks is torn out and missing. The handwriting is very legible. It seem... View more info

1930 - 1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF TWELVE [12] DEPRESSION ERA AND PRE WORLD WAR II DIARIES OFFERING A RARE DAILY LOOK AT THE PERSONAL, LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY AFFECTING A DOWN TO EARTH PENNSYLVANIA MAN

By: ALAN E. MAURER

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: ORWIGSBURG PA PENNSYLVANIA, 1930

Seller ID: 000833


On offer is a remarkable archive of twelve [12] handwritten manuscript diaries beginning in 1930 until the author's death in 1941. This archive chronicles the Depression Era and pre- World War Two era in superb fashion - the author Alan E. Maurer [1892-1941 son of William R. and Anna L. Maurer] was a meticulous, near obsessive diarist observing the world from a personal, local and national and international level as if he had a front row seat and never failing to present... View more info

1904 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK AND PRECURSOR TO HIS PUBLISHED WORK ON THE CHURCHES OF SUSSEX ENGLAND

By: ALFRED H. PEAT

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: CHICHESTER ENGLAND SUSSEX, 1904

Seller ID: 0001936


On offer is an original manuscript notebook, handwritten by published author Alfred H Peat, mainly on Sussex Churches. The book deals with over 40 churches and other topics, and was drawn on heavily for the author's published work "Churches and other Antiquities of West Sussex", published by J W Moore in Chichester in 1906. The book measures 23cm by 19cm, is signed "A H Peat, Chichester 1904" at the front, has 259 handwritten pages, and is bound in half r... View more info

IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS

By: ANDRE GIDE

Price: $675.99

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1944

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000606


Super copy, of Gide's comments and observations of France immediately after the country's fall to the German Army. Unclipped, would be very fine save for the lightest of pencil notes in a small area at the rear endpapers. D/j is the lesser with some chipping to the extremities but professionally under mylar now. Scarce title with scarcer autograph. Translated by Malcolm Cowley. Signed on first title page by the author. View more info

1939 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF FIRST HAND OBSERVATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE ON DIET, NUTRITION, DIABETES, AND A HOST OF OTHER SUBJECTS DONE BY A YOUNG WOMAN LEARNING AND RESEARCHING AT THE BETH ISRAEL FOOD CLINIC

By: ANNIE MACLEOD

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BETH ISRAEL FOOD CLINIC, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MA, 1939

Seller ID: 0009094


On offer are the fascinating observations, clinical notes, historical information, and more kept by a woman by the name of Annie MacLeod in 1939. Ms. MacLeod was a graduate student doing a course at the Beth Israel Food Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts at the time. Her copious notes have been thoroughly researched and compiled, showing a tremendous amount of knowledge in what was still a burgeoning field of medical study (For reference, the first diabetes textbook in the ... View more info

1920s - 1930s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF VOICE AND VOCALS HAND WRITTEN BY A RENOWNED AMERICAN COMPOSER, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND THEORIST

By: BAINBRIDGE CRIST

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: U. S., 1925

Seller ID: 0005059


On offer is an outstanding manuscript for a book on vocal pedagogy. The volume contains approximately 300 pages and is about 75% complete. It measures 8 inches by 5.5 inches. Although the cover shows some wear, it is in fair condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is legible. There are a number of loose pages inserted into the notebook, Bainbridge Crist was a noted American composer, conductor and educator. He was born in 1883 and died in 1969. He studied pia... View more info

1920s - 1930s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF VOICE AND VOCALS HAND WRITTEN BY A RENOWNED AMERICAN COMPOSER, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND THEORIST

By: BAINBRIDGE CRIST

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: U. S., 1925

Seller ID: 0008059


On offer is an outstanding manuscript for a book on vocal pedagogy. The volume contains approximately 300 pages and is about 75% complete. It measures 8 inches by 5.5 inches. Although the cover shows some wear, it is in fair condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is legible. There are a number of loose pages inserted into the notebook, Bainbridge Crist was a noted American composer, conductor and educator. He was born in 1883 and died in 1969. He studied pia... View more info

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES OF A FUTURE PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

By: BOWDITCH/PAUL F. SMITH Ph.D

Price: $645.99

Publisher: WASHINGTON [DC], Washington General Printing Office 1939: 1938

Seller ID: 0001512


On offer: AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR H.O. No 9 Bowditch, United States Navy Department Revised Edition of 1938 US Hydro-graphic Office. Published: 'Washington General Printing Office 1939'. This navigation and nautical astronomy book, [text pages (391pp) and table pages (387pp), 778pp total, 8vo beige cloth hardback] with illustrations, diagrams, formulas, tables, photograph depictions of marine navigation instruments and tools plus 13 pieces of old 1942 and assumed ea... View more info

1901 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF DRUID RITUAL, PROCEDURE AND MUSIC HANDWRITTEN IN A BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: BROTHER R.T. CROSOER, PGA

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: MAIDENSTONE ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN UK, 1920

Seller ID: 0001795


On offer is a simply sensational manuscript relic of early 20th Century Druid culture and ceremonial knowledge. This beautiful full leather 7.25 x 5 inch book filled with procedures, music and ceremonial methods is believed to have belonged to Brother R.T. Crosoer, PGA, an editor of Druid publications and a well respected and recognised member of the Druid community in Britain. The book is dated January 29th 1901 based on a tipped in newspaper cutting regarding the re-op... View more info

1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS DETAILING ONE KENTUCKY MAN'S SERVICE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC ON A VERY ACTIVE LIBERTY SHIP

By: C. W. [CHARLIE] LANNAN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: SOUTH PACIFIC PHILIPPINES NEW GUINEA, 1944

Seller ID: 0007017


On offer is a simply outstanding record of active service in the Pacific theatre of WWII. Comprising of two journals plus ephemera, these give a super daily accounting of U.S. naval service in the Far East. C.W. (Charlie) Lannan was married and lived in Louisville, Kentucky in 1944 when he entered service. He belonged to the United States Naval Reserve and served on the Liberty ship S/S Samuel W Williston (Hull Number 2163 [see Shellback Certificate]. The Liberty ship wa... View more info

1920s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DETAILING THE DEMISE OF ANCIENT PERSIA AND MARKING THE BIRTH OF MODERN IRAN CREATED BY A FUTURE AUTHOR AND RENOWNED EXPERT ON IRAN AND IRAQ

By: C.J. [Cecil James] EDMONDS (?)

Price: $22,995.99

Publisher: PERSIA IRAN, 1920

Seller ID: NNMV718N


On offer is an absolutely sensational, original set of three [3] historic photo albums, circa 1920 with one album identified specifically as 'October 11-29, 1920'. This is an outstanding, irreplaceable, one of a kind, collection of approximately 158 period photographs, each about 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches, wherein the photos include: Uman, summit of Latakuh Pass, the Gilan jungle, Lahijan, a super photo of a sailing barge on the Chamkhaleh, scenes around the Caspian, gypsies,... View more info

THE HAPPY RETURN aka BEAT TO QUARTERS

By: C.S. FORESTER

Price: $2,385.99

Publisher: London England, Michael Joseph: 1937

Seller ID: 0001552


On offer is a super, autographed copy of the First Edition of the first book in the immortal Horatio Hornblower series: The Happy Return by C.S. Forester, signed on the fep, some light book dealer's pencil notes on another endpaper. Only 12,000 copies were printed of the First Edition thusly, signed, makes for an inordinately scarce title. This a VG copy, lacking the dustjacket, London green, silver gilt, crisp and save for a very slight cocking, very light sunning to th... View more info

1930s SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SHIP'S LOG DETAILING THE ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS OF ONE OF AMERICA'S FOREMOST YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS

By: CAPT. AUGUST C. WAHL, MATE PASHLEY, et al

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: TORRESDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1931

Seller ID: 0008192


On offer is a rare handwritten log book of an American Sea Scout unit in the years prior to WWII. The hard bound volume measures 12.5 inches by 8.25 inches. The book was printed with 476 numbered pages. However, the first 28 pages have been removed. The log actually begins on page 29. The book is about 25% complete. It spans the period 1931 to 1939. The cover, bindings and pages are all in good condition. The hand writing is legible. The Sea Scouts are a constituent part... View more info

c1940 ANNOTATED COPY OF 'ORACLES OF NOSTRADAMUS' WITH HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED NOTES BY FAMED OCCULTIST AND SPIRITUALIST AND DISCIPLE OF THE ENIGMATIC PRINCE RAKOCKZY, COMTE DE ST. GERMAIN

By: CECILIA RUTH STEVENSON and CHARLES A.WARD

Price: $5,285.99

Publisher: SENNEVILLE QUEBEC QC CANADA, 1940

Seller ID: 0001501


On offer is a sensational relic of mystic and occult study and observation being an annotated copy of 'Oracles of Nostradamus' by Charles A. Ward published in New York 1940. The handwritten and typed notes are by the occultist Cecilia Ruth Stevenson of Senneville Quebec Canada. She was a disciple of Prince Rakockzy the Comte de St. Germain. As stated in the book it is one of only 27 specially prepared copies for her occult initiates. Cecilia Ruth Stevenson, who owned a v... View more info

ISRAEL UND SEIN LAND with Facsimile Holograph Forward By Albert Einstein

By: CHAIM WEIZMANN

Price: $89.99

Publisher: London England, Keren Hajessod: 1924

Seller ID: 0001009


Israel und sein Land. Reden und Ansprachen. Mit einem Geleitwort von Albert Einstein. General signs of ageing and some dingage and rubbing to the edges. Otherwise G+. View more info

1902 ORIGINAL PRE PUBLICATION HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK ON BIRDS' NESTS BY ONE OF ENGLAND'S MOST PUBLISHED ORNITHOLOGISTS

By: CHARLES DIXON

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: London England, 1902

Seller ID: 0002064


On offer is a sensational, original 1902 manuscript book titled "Birds' Nests" handwritten by famed English ornithologist Charles Dixon. This 250 page book is a superb effort as to the depth of the subject matter and the regard held by the author who had the book specially bound by Zaehnsdorf of London, England obviously meant for his publisher as noted in the list of works listed below. Overall VG. WIKIPEDIA: Charles Dixon (1858-1926) was an English ornithologis... View more info

1911 - 1916 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN LOGBOOK KEPT BY THREE SUCCESSIVE FOREST RANGERS AS THEY KEPT TABS ON THE CLAIMS OF THE MANY HOMESTEADERS WHO POPULATED THE WILDERNESS OF THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST

By: CHARLES O'KEEFE and R.E. CLABBY

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: BOISE NATIONAL FOREST, IDAHO, IO, 1911

Seller ID: 0009124


On offer is a fascinating leather bound journal, kept by Forest Rangers in the Danskin District of the Boise National Forest in the early part of the 20th century. The book is a record of the homestead claims in the area from 1911 to 1916. Under the Homestead Acts, eligible American citizens were given ownership of land, called a "homestead", at no cost. The book’s claims are alphabetized by last name. In order to be granted a homestead, an applicant had to be ... View more info

1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MERCHANT SHIP'S LOG AND SUPERB RELIC OF MERCHANT MARINE COMMERCE FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT SHIPPING COMPANIES

By: CHIEF OFFICER et al

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: SS PRESIDENT MONROE, 1937

Seller ID: 0008171


On offer is the log book of the SS President Monroe, a small part of the Robert Dollar Company and part of the history of the third largest shipping line today. The log measuring 14.0 inches by 10.5 inches Notwithstanding the cover has separated from the bound volume, the volume is in otherwise excellent condition. It contains 68 pages and is approximately 90% complete. The handwriting is clear and legible. The SS President Monroe was a ship in the fleet of the Pacific M... View more info

1906 HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH FROM ANCIENT TIMES HANDWRITTEN OVER 570 PAGES IN A NICE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: CHRISTOS IKONOMIDIS

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: JERUSALEM, 1906

Seller ID: 0001352


On offer is an original 1906 manuscript work on the History of the Christian Church, with an Eastern perspective, from ancient times to modern times and the relationship with Western Christianity. The work of a scrivener, in 1906 Jerusalem, a beautiful cursive hand in Greek, over 570 hand-numbered pages this was obviously a cherished volume owned perhaps by 'X.K.' as denoted in gilt on the leather spine cap. Title page: History of the Church; History of the Church of the... View more info