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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

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

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

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

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

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

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MID 19TH CENTURY GERMAN MILITARY ARTILLERY AND GUNNERY SKILL AND TECHNIQUE

By: A. GULHNER

Price: $3,085.99

Publisher: ULM GERMANY, 1861

Seller ID: 0001517


On offer is a superb relic of mid-19th Century militaria and German artillery and gunnery skills and technique being a manuscript book titled 'Portie-Tafeln nebst Ertäuterungen für sämmtliche Geschütze der Bundesfestung Ulm'. The 85 page handwritten book is a technically detailed manual with many tables, charts, graphs with explanations of the guns at the Federal fortress at Ulm in a beautiful calligraphic hand in German. Dated 1861 and with the name of 'A Gulhner' i... View more info

1807 HANDWRITTEN LATIN BOOK OF MATHEMATICS AS STUDIED IN THE COLLEGIO ROMANO UNDER THE FAMED ABBOT CALANDRELLI

By: Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli

Price: $4,985.99

Publisher: Collegio Romano ROME ITALY, 1807

Seller ID: 0001239


On offer is an original handwritten Latin mathematics manuscript detailing the instruction and works of Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli (1749 - 1827) who was a famous Italian astronomer and mathematician. After the Jesuit order was suppressed, after the direction of the Collegio Romano was given over to priests from other orders, young Calandrelli perfected his scientific studies and became the substitute for his maestro, Father François Jacquier. He earned many prestigiou... View more info

1844 - 1846 REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF PRE-CIVIL WAR MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE FROM AN ASPIRING DOCTOR WITH A SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS FOR A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DISEASES AND AILMENTS

By: ALBAN SMITH PAYNE

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: CASTLETON MEDICAL COLLEGE VERMONT NEW YORK CITY NY, 1844

Seller ID: 0009058


On offer is a remarkable piece of medical history. It is a book by a young doctor in training, named Alban Smith Payne from New York City during the 1840s. He is studying at Castleton College in Vermont, the largest Medical School in the Northeast at the time. For anyone who wants an incredibly interesting and comprehensive idea of Western medical science in pre-Civil War era, this book contains an immense amount of information in this regard. It describes dozens of dise... View more info

1893 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF FRENCH FIN-DE-SIÈCLE REGIMENT BUGLE SONGS FROM A BUGLE PLAYER STATIONED IN THE INDRE-ET-LOIRE DÉPARTEMENT

By: ALBERT DURAND

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: DÉPARTEMENT INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FRANCE, FR, 1893

Seller ID: 0009171


On offer is a unique relic from fin de siècle France, an 1893 original manuscript book of Regiment Bugle Songs, from the 66th Infantry. The inside of the front cover gives the specific information: “Durand, Albert. Caporal Clairon 66ème Régiment d’Infanterie à Tours Indre et Loire”. Durand was ‘Caporal Clairon’ or ‘First Bugle’ of the 66th Infantry Regiment Tours, in the the Indre-et-Loire Département. Indre-et-Loire is in west-central France. The titl... View more info

c1850 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT APOTHECARY'S BOOK OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND FARM CURES, SALVES, RECIPES AND REMEDIES

By: Alfred Buckingham Cuspley

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: ENGLAND UK GREAT BRITAIN, 1850

Seller ID: 0001036


On offer is a British Apothecary's handwritten manuscript book, 5 x 8 inches with approximately 98 pages of recipes [receipts], remedies, cures, salves, potions, oils etc. for household and personal needs, plus a handwritten index and a list of suppliers. The name Alfred Buckingham Cuspley is written on the first page. While undated the book most certainly pre-dates 1858 as evidenced by a currency converter pasted into the back of the book which refers to Canadian £ Ste... View more info

1839 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARITHMETIC SUMS DONE IN FINE CALLIGRAPHY - BEGINNING OF THE VICTORIAN ERA

By: ALLEN, NAPOLEON

Price: $1,249.99

Publisher: England, United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1839

Seller ID: 000400


On offer is an 1839 school copy book is done in black ink with red accents a mere year and a half into Queen Victoria's reign. The three-quarter page, very fine and fancy calligraphy and penmanship, penned title is "Questions to exercise. Multiplication & Division." About 14 pages of the estimated 60 pages are covered in neat math exercises of figures and text. On the front free endpaper is written Napoleon Allen's Book February 21st 1839. There is also an unatta... View more info

THE LONDON RIDDLER c1825 VERY EARLY BOOK ON RIDDLES, PUZZLES, MIND GAMES, ENIGMAS, CHARADES, REBUSSES & CONUNDRUMS

By: ANONYMOUS.

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: London, 1825

Seller ID: 000459


On offer one of the earliest books devoted to riddles, puzzles and mind-games. Circa 1825. Highly unusual with no copy in the British Library and as such very rare. The Book: The London Riddler or, 'The art of teasing made easy: consisting of enigmas, charades, rebusses, conundrums, and transpositions: original, and selected from the most approved sources, and classically arranged according to an entirely new plan.' London : Hodgson and Co, [1825?] 198 p., [1] illustrate... View more info

1884 NORWAY MUSIC ALBUM - FOLK SONGS, DANCES, NATIONAL AIRS, RECENT COMPOSITIONS

By: AUBER FORESTIER, RASMUS B. ANDERSON

Price: $655.99

Publisher: CHICAGO, 1884

Seller ID: 0001956


On offer is a printed book titled the Norway Music Album - Norway's Folk Songs, Dances, etc., National Airs and Recent Compositions for Pianoforte and Solo Singing with a few Four Part Songs by Auber Forestier and Rasmus B. Anderson. Inscribed on the cover: J.S.Wing, Red Wing Minnesota December 1884. The 11½ x 9 inch book is in rough shape binding wise but the interiors are readable. Overall Fair. View more info

1880s “REPORT UPON THE MANUFACTURE OF GUN COTTON” A DETAILED DESCRIPTION, FROM PLANT TO WEAPON, WITH EXCELLENT, DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF 19th CENTURY MACHINERY, PROCESSES AND MILITARY SCIENCE

By: B. C. NIELSEN

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: ROSE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RI, 1885

Seller ID: 0009142


On offer is a unique and interesting document from the history of war, weaponry, and the United States Navy. It is the “Report upon the Manufacture of Gun Cotton” produced by a seaman, B. C. Nielsen. The 16-page handwritten report, goes over a wide range of the creation, processing, and use of gun cotton. It begins by defining gun cotton as, “an explosive made from cotton; and is composed of Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, and is made by acting on cotton wi... View more info

1864 ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ERA CYPHER BOOK OF COMPLEX MATHEMATICS WITH A HEAVY EMPHASIS ON ASTRONOMY

By: BEATRICE C. STAINS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: UNITED STATES, 1864

Seller ID: 0008183


On offer is a most unusual, original notebook dating from the middle of the 19th Century. The notebook measures 8 inches by 6 inches. It contains 44 pages and is 90% complete. The hardboard cover has separated from the spine and at some point in the past, an attempt was made to secure it with tape. All pages are attached. There is evidence that some pages were torn out in the past. The handwriting is copperplate and legible. The notebook belonged to Beatrice C Stains. It... View more info

1890s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MORAVIAN THOUGHT AT THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY: "CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS"

By: BROTHER C.K. HOWRY

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA, 1890

Seller ID: 0001259


On offer is a super relic of late 19th century Christian religious thought as written and presented by C.K. Howry of Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Over 381pp in a neat hand complete with author's index to the manuscript, followed by his preface. The importance of the work to Mr. Howry is evident given the quality of the book itself: a gilt-stamped spine title 'CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS', black leather morocco cover over flexible boards, 8 x 5 inches and two ra... View more info

FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD

By: C.F. GELLERT

Price: $255.99

Publisher: DORDRECHT: 1830

Seller ID: 0001005


FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD. NIEUWE UITGAVE. Good copy of the well loved book of fables by German poet C.F. Gellert. Four plates present. Bumping to the tips, rubbing along the edges, some splitting, gilt title treatment along the spine very bright. Overall G. View more info

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF SCIENTIFIC FORMULATIONS HAND WRITTEN BY ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED CHEMISTS, PROFESSORS, EDITORS AND AUTHORS

By: CAMPBELL MORFIT

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: New York NY, 1861

Seller ID: 0008082


On offer is a handwritten notebook of formulations written by one of America's foremost chemists of the 19th century. The hardbound book measures 7.5 inches by 4.5 inches and contains 112 pages. The book is about 67% complete. The cover has some wear marks and is stamped with the name of the firm. The spine of the book has broken but all pages are secure and intact. The handwriting is neat and legible. Campbell Morfit was considered one of the top chemists in the United ... View more info

1890 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL REGARDING THE INDUCTION TRAINING AND PROGRESS REPORTING OF THE 12th ALPINE GROUP 27th BATAILLON DE CHASSEURS PIED ARMY OF FRANCE

By: CAPTAIN J.D. CHARTRAND [?]

Price: $749.99

Publisher: France, 1890

Seller ID: 000467


On offer a rare antique of French militaria: the handwritten manuscript daily journal of the 3rd Company 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs a pied, 12th Alpine Group, dated from 1890. This famed battle group, founded by the Duke of Orleans created in 1888, a mere 2 years prior this book writing, 12 specialized mountain battalions in response to Italy's formation of 6 'Alpini' battalions. "Enregistrement journalier du travail fait dans la Compagnie." as stated on the 'ti... View more info