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1694 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER OUTLINING THE MALADIES OF THE ARMY OF KING LOUIS XIV FROM THE SOON TO BE FAMOUS HERO OF THE SIEGE OF ENTREVAUX

By: CAPTAIN DE LA CONTARDIERE

Price: $1,195.99

Publisher: ENTREVAUX FRANCE, 1694

Seller ID: 0001096


On offer is a superb manuscript letter dated 29th of September Entrevaux handwritten by the noted Captain de la Contardiere interesting letter on a variety of military subjects: the King's ordnances being stolen, a Council of War, a large number of maladies besetting the King's army, issues with a particular Lieutenant Colonel in the Regiment etc. De la Contardiere is famous for his defense of Entrevaux in 1704. The historical background is fascinating: King Louis XIV o... View more info

1656 ANCIENT HAND WRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT WITH FIVE (5) BOLD SIGNATURES MOST NOTABLY THE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH OF MAGNY

By: CURE FRANCOISE ADAM et al

Price: $585.99

Publisher: NEVERS FRANCE, 1656

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT33NEW


On offer is an original handwritten ancient document signed by five individuals most notably Monsieur le curé François Adam, curé de l'église de Magny", or "Mr François Adam, pastor of the church of Magny'. The document concerns among other things, the payment of a number of Masses to be said and specifies Nevers and Roux. VG. View more info

1681 HANDWRITTEN MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPH DETAILED FINANCIAL DOCUMENT SUPERB ILLUSTRATED 'PETIT PAPIER' REVENUE STAMP

By: DELONGCHAMPS et al

Price: $249.99

Publisher: France, 1681

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT32


Dated January 3rd, 1681, ancient document with a number of signatures though Delongchamps is the only dechiperable, relating to the revenues of the Generalite d'Alecon. Very fine illustrated revenue. Slightly fragile and some chips and small tears View more info

1662 HANDWRITTEN MULTIPLE SIGNATURE MARRIAGE CONTRACT AND FAMILIAL BONDING IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE - WOMAN TAKEN AS CHATTEL?

By: FAUBIER ??

Price: $425.99

Publisher: France, 1662

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT22


A small inscription on this eight [8] page skin parchment states that on June 16th 1662, this document acts as a contract, division of wealth and an act of recognizance that validates the marriage of George deMadeline and Jeanne Duportail. The document is bound by thread. The document is signed by witnesses and a functionary (Faubier ??). Though a short document this apparently binds the relationship of the two families and the tone appears that the woman appears to be... View more info

c1600s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LATIN BOOK: LOGICA METAPHISICA et THEOLOGIA NATURALIA ex libris CHATEAU DE POINTIS

By: GERALDI CAUAILBER

Price: $4,355.99

Publisher: 1699

Seller ID: 0001461


On offer is a superb 17th Century handwritten Latin manuscript book: "Logica Metaphisica et Theologia Naturalia" ex libris "Chateau de Pointis". In three parts: 1) Ad Universam Philosophiam; 2) Philosophia Trancendantalis Seu Metaphisica; 3) Theologia Naturalis. Stunning, though flawed spine missing 3 inches of the leather gilt ornamented cap, severe rubbing to the edges, is illustrated with several flourishes in the 396 hand numbered pages, including 7 p... View more info

1681 LAND GRANT TO NOTED SCOTTISH JURIST, AUTHOR AND PROMINENT POLITICAL SCOTSMAN JAMES DALRYMPLE, 1st VISCOUNT OF STAIR

By: In the Name of KING CHARLES II

Price: $2,385.99

Publisher: EDINBURGH SCOTLAND, 1681

Seller ID: 0001028


On offer is an excellent skin charter being a land grant from Charles II to well-noted jurist James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scotland with mentions the Dukes of Rothes and Lauderdale, who were also prominent Scotsmen. Dalrymple was famed not only for his legal judgments but also he was a prominent character in Scotland's history having been involved in the negotiations between Charles and the Scottish Parliament. This grant was given at Edinburgh on the 10th of ... View more info

1666 PRINTED 'FACTUM' TRIAL DOCUMENT SUMMARIZING FINDINGS OF AN EXPERT IN HANDWRITING REGARDING THE WILLS AND LAST TESTAMENTS OF FRANCOIS GIBERT, A HERO OF THE BATTLES BETWEEN THE DUTCH AND THE ENGLISH IN JUNE OF 1666

By: LIEUTENANT PARTICULIER, RAPPORTEUR

Price: $445.99

Publisher: France, 1666

Seller ID: 00JT29A


Lieutenant Particulier relates in this printed 'Factum' the legal dealings of a trial contesting the validity of the last wills and testaments of Francois Gibert who died a hero of the battles between the Dutch and English in June of 1666. A handwriting expert, Louis Auuynet, states that one will is a forgery and the other legitimate. autograph at the top by Auuynet of Courval with what appears to be a file number. VG+. View more info

1662 ANCIENT HAND WRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT WITH SEVEN (7) BOLD SIGNATURES

By: MASTER DUPLESSIS, MASTER DELAURIER

Price: $389.99

Publisher: France, None: 1662

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT96


Beautifully penned, one page, both sides written upon, boldly signed legal/financial document referencing legal obligations and monies owed and required by the signatory parties. Additional signatures require further research. View more info

1669 LOUIS XIV PARDONS AND PROVIDES ABSOLUTION TO CRIMINALS SENTENCED TO DEATH

By: Monsieur Herve, Rapporteur

Price: $765.99

Publisher: France, 1669

Seller ID: 00TP29B


On offer is a very interesting 4 page printed proclamation cancelling the death sentence of 2 criminals. The text goes to great lengths to explain the Sun King's absolution of the affair. Some signs of yellowing but some loss to the bottom left corner with some loss of words but not many. G. View more info

1682 UNIVERSITY OF AVIGNON PAMPHLET CONFIRMING PRIVILEGES AND THE ARRESTS OF MANY NOTABLES

By: PECQUOT, UNIVERSITY OF AVIGNON

Price: $399.99

Publisher: France, 1682

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT99A


Some staining and damage to the lower edge, loss of perhaps twenty words this ancient document, "CONFIRMATION DES PRIVILEGES POUR L'UNIVERSITE D'AVIGNON, 1649", THIS EDITION 1682. The document starts with an 'oath' that dates back to the 14th Century attesting to the nature and responsibilities of the University. This document also lists the arrests of Jean Baptiste de Tonduty, Seigneur de Blauvac and several other prominent persons including doctors also citing ... View more info

1671 TWO HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS FROM THE BARONNIE DE DIGIONE WITH VERY FINE REVENUE

By: THE BARONNIE DE DIGOINE

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1671

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT29


Referred to as "Folio 36" this ancient document details all the names owing seigniorial dues owed to the Baronnie of Digione in 1671. It is stamped in Dijon and both have a notation requiring copies to Antoine also known as "Canault au Choumoy". View more info

1603 HANDWRITTEN LEGAL JUDGEMENT AFTER 26 YEARS OF PROCEEDINGS: POSSIBLE ESTABLISHMENT OF NOBLE LINE AND ESTATE

By: THREE MEMBER JUDICIAL COUNCIL

Price: $495.99

Publisher: Paris, France, 1603

Seller ID: 00JT20N


On offer is an ancient, very interesting, medieval French document that ends a 26 year long legal battle. Deliberated in Paris in 1603 the document ends with three affixed signatures of the members of a council formed in June of 1577. The document states the problems between various individuals and the resultant end with the status of revenues and properties. This document is written in middle-French that lists names of various noble families. Much is left unsaid but giv... View more info

c. 17th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL LATIN PHILOSOPHY MANUSCRIPT: LOGICA - SYNTAGMA PHILOSOPHICUM & TRACTATUS SECUNDUS DE UNIVERSALIBUS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $6,585.99

Seller ID: 000827


On offer is a superb, original handwritten c. 17th century Latin manuscript book titled "LOGICA". This 340 pp handwritten manuscript is in two [2] sections "SYNTAGMA PHILOSOPHICUM", consists of 80 pp followed by a blank page, then "TRACTATUS SECUNDUS DE UNIVERSALIBUS" being 260 handwritten pages. Research suggests this book was a commission to a scribe of o no small talents copying the famed philosophical work by Pierre Gassendi, [1592-1655] of th... View more info

1665 ANCIENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REGARDING ANDORRA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: EUROPE ANDORRA [ANDORRE], 1665

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT36b


On offer is a superb, ancient handwritten document with beautiful calligraphy. Casual reading finds reference to the ancient principality of Andorra but given the incredible history of Andorra this document requires further research. Three signatures include Brousse, the other two illegible. The document has a few slight faults along the old fold lines and a few words have been crossed out. Overall G. View more info

1677-1678 TREASURE OF CALLIGRAPHIC ARTS AND PERHAPS A BLUDGEON OF LEGAL MALFEASANCE AND EXTORTION

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: East Langton Market Harborough Leicestershire UK, 1678

Seller ID: 0001029


On offer is a superb 17th century relic of to historians and collectors of legal matters, jurisprudence and 'lawyering' being a nine [9] page handwritten manuscript document from the reign of Charles II, circa 1677-1678. This fine paper document is an agreement settling a lawsuit. Stunning calligraphy in Latin over 9 folio-sized pages details the large number of people involved in the suit. The plaintiffs, Mary Phesaunt and John Bordman, have brought the case against a l... View more info

1668 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED PARCHMENT LEGAL/FINANCIAL DOCUMENT BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN DURING THE REIGN OF LOUIS XIV

By: UNIDENTIFIED SIGNATURE

Price: $169.99

Publisher: France, 1668

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT97


Beautifully penned, one small page, parchment (skin), boldly signed but hard to make out, legal/financial document referencing legal obligations and monies owed. Signatures require further research. View more info

Image for 1685 ORIGINAL ANCIENT ENGLISH ROYAL WARRANT HANDWRITTEN A MERE FOUR DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF CHARLES II AND IN THE NAME OF THE NEW KING JAMES II GIFTS AND LARGESSE ARE SHOWERED ON HIS FAMILY AND RETAINERS

1685 ORIGINAL ANCIENT ENGLISH ROYAL WARRANT HANDWRITTEN A MERE FOUR DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF CHARLES II AND IN THE NAME OF THE NEW KING JAMES II GIFTS AND LARGESSE ARE SHOWERED ON HIS FAMILY AND RETAINERS

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $8,455.99

Publisher: England, 1685

Seller ID: 0002369


On offer is an original, fascinating though flawed historically significant ancient 1685 manuscript. Dated and signed February 10th 1685 handwritten a mere four days after the death of Charles II, referencing the new king James II two months prior to his coronation at Westminster Abbey by and for the British Royal Postal Service being a Royal warrant and division of financial profits of the British post office to Prince George among other notables. The 44 page document b... View more info

1606 SUPERB DOCUMENT WITH GOTHIC CALLIGRAPHY HANDWRITTEN DURING THE REIGN OF HENRI IV REGARDING ARMENIANS POPULATION OF EUROPE NOTABLY THE FAMED SEYNE [SEINE] FAMILY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: Europe, 1606

Seller ID: 00JT25


On offer is a superb two-page on four leaves ancient gothic document. Cursory research finds that this 1606 document written during the reign of Henri IV specifically refers to the Armenian population of Europe and makes mention of the famed Seyne [sometimes Seine] family of Armenians and the town named after them. Very rare as such. A photocopy of notes regarding the document in French accompany the original. View more info

1650s ORIGINAL MASSIVE MANUSCRIPT EFFORT DETAILING THE REIGN OF LOUIS THE XIII AND HIS LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR DOMINATION OF FRANCE UNDER HIS SON LOUIS THE XIV

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1650

Seller ID: 0002034


On offer is a simply superb, ancient, mid 17th Century manuscript book titled "Suitte du memorial on recueil de l'histoire de France, Louis treizeime", an epic 750+ page handwritten history of the reign of Louis XIII from the condemnation of his father's assassination in 1610 to his own death in 1643. The work, written in what is likely a 16th Century French monastic or ecclesiastical style hand, was created after the death of Louis XIII and in its writing shows... View more info

1647 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY FRAGMENT TRANSCRIBED c1680s DESCRIBING THE MEANS AND METHODS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS THEY OBSERVE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: THE NEW WORLD MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY [?], 1680

Seller ID: 0002211


On offer is a fascinating, original, very early manuscript relic of America's early settlers and their observations of the New World being a later 17th Century diary fragment relating to indigenous American Indians that the early settlers were introduced to. The extraordinary, lengthy 7.25 x 9.5 inch clipping is backed by an additional thin layer of paper mounted onto a larger, almost 9" x 12" sheet of modern paper is dated 1647 and provides a fascinating glimps... View more info