Documents & Manuscripts

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The diary of James K. Polk during his presidency, 1845 to 1849 : now first printed from the original manuscript in the collections of the Chicago Historical Society 1910 [Leather Bound]

The diary of James K. Polk during his presidency, 1845 to 1849 : now first printed from the original manuscript in the collections of the Chicago Historical Society 1910 [Leather Bound]

by Polk, James K. (James Knox), -,Quaife, Milo Milton, -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1910]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$53.62
Sermons: by the late Rev. David Jardine, of Bath. Published from the original manuscripts, by ... 1841 [Leather Bound]

Sermons: by the late Rev. David Jardine, of Bath. Published from the original manuscripts, by ... 1841 [Leather Bound]

by John Harding

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1841]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$46.06
The substance of a dream. Translated from the original manuscript 1919 [Leather Bound]

The substance of a dream. Translated from the original manuscript 1919 [Leather Bound]

by Bain, F. W. (Francis William), -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1919]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$41.73
Manuscript on paper, entitled on the label of the upper cover "Kyuketsu tekiyo" ["Acupuncture Pressure Points, Suitable & Precise Usage"]

Manuscript on paper, entitled on the label of the upper cover "Kyuketsu tekiyo" ["Acupuncture Pressure Points, Suitable & Precise Usage"]

by ACUPUNCTURE MANUAL

Two full-page brush & black ink illus. of the human body, front & back, with names of pressure points. 36 folding leaves. 8vo (247 x 172), orig. wrappers (wrappers rather worn & wormed, recased), new stitching. [Japan: late Edo]. Our manuscript is arranged by section of the body from head to foot, with a listing of about 120 pressure points and their meridians, allied organs, and related illnesses. There are precise instructions on how to locate each pressure point by measurement.... Read more
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$1750.00
An essay of the ancient and present state of Stamford. Its situation, erection, dissolution, and re-edification: ... The whole gathered from the best printed accounts, as well as original manuscripts, ... By Francis Howgrave 1726 [Leather Bound]

An essay of the ancient and present state of Stamford. Its situation, erection, dissolution, and re-edification: ... The whole gathered from the best printed accounts, as well as original manuscripts, ... By Francis Howgrave 1726 [Leather Bound]

by Howgrave, Francis

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1726]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$39.84
The parliamentary or constitutional history of England; being a faithful account of all the most remarkable transactions in Parliament, from the earliest times. Collected from the Journals of both Houses, the records, original manuscripts, scarce speeches, and tracts; all compared withthe several contemporary writers, and connected, throughout, with the history of the times. By several hands.. 1751 [Leather Bound]

The parliamentary or constitutional history of England; being a faithful account of all the most remarkable transactions in Parliament, from the earliest times. Collected from the Journals of both Houses, the records, original manuscripts, scarce speeches, and tracts; all compared withthe several contemporary writers, and connected, throughout, with the history of the times. By several hands.. 1751 [Leather Bound]

by Great Britain. Parliament

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1751]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$55.62
AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, AND AUTHORS' ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS

AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, AND AUTHORS' ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS

by 457

London: Maggs Bros, 1924. stiff paper wrappers. Maggs. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 336 pages. Maggs catalogue no. 457 of 1924, a continuation of catalogue 454. 855 items, priced. Spine age darkened.
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$19.00
The Journal Of Sir Walter Scott From The Original Manuscript At Abbotsford Volume II 1891 [Leather Bound]

The Journal Of Sir Walter Scott From The Original Manuscript At Abbotsford Volume II 1891 [Leather Bound]

by Anonymous

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1891]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$56.17
BOOKWORKS BY TOM PHILLIPS, AN EXHIBITION AT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS

BOOKWORKS BY TOM PHILLIPS, AN EXHIBITION AT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS

New York: Center for Book Arts, 1986. stiff paper wrappers. Center for Book Arts. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (52) pages. An exhibition, curated by Richard Minsky, was held in New York from April 3 to May 16, 1986. This show of Phillips original manuscripts and small editions helped bridge the boundary between book art and artists' books. It included 37 works by the London artist from 1970-1986. Filled with illustrations including many in color.
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$15.00
ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV’S 75th BIRTHDAY

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV’S 75th BIRTHDAY

by John Bausman, AP Moscow bureau chief, 1968-72

[1969 MOSCOW KHRUSHCHEV BIRTHDAY ORIGINAL AP TELETYPE JOHN BAUSMAN BUREAU CHIEF] AN ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIGINAL TELETYPE BY THE AP BUREA CHIEF JOHN BAUSMAN ABOUT SOVIET UNION LEADER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV'S 75th BIRTHDAY, handwritten "Moscow" in red ink in upper right corner of first page, April 13 [1969], 2 long (about 20") yellow teletype pages, "by JOHN BAUSMAN" byline, excerpts "MOSCOW AP - Nikita S. Khrushchev, whose voice once commanded the councils of peace and war, marks his 75th birthday Thursday [2... Read more
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$100.00
Restoration March. Original Manuscript Sheet Music.  Composed Especially  for the Alltwen Orchestral Band and Respectfully Dedicated to Them by the  Author.

Restoration March. Original Manuscript Sheet Music. Composed Especially for the Alltwen Orchestral Band and Respectfully Dedicated to Them by the Author.

by Smith W. Gwynne

Llansamlet, S. Wales: Composer's Manuscript. Fair with no dust jacket. 1906. None. Paperback. 2 pages of Manuscript music in ink, with the Title on the Front and signed at the end by the Composer. The pages are edge torn and grubby but all music, etc, is bold and clear. See Images; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .
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£29.00
Egyptisch leesboek. I. Teksten; II. Teeken- en woordenlijst. [TWO VOLUMES].

Egyptisch leesboek. I. Teksten; II. Teeken- en woordenlijst. [TWO VOLUMES].

by Buck, A. de

Leiden, Nederlandsch Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, 1941.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. viii, 80; 81-112. Original printed wrappers bit discoloured, old stamp to title-page. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Lithographed from the original manuscript.
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€90.00
The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

by MILL, John Stuart

New York: Columbia University Press, 1924. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Owner's name on front fly, cloth extremities worn and frayed, thus good only. Published for the first time without alterations or omissions from the original manuscript.
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$40.00
1835 HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THREE INSURANCE COMPANIES, REGARDING SEIZURE OF THE BRIG "OPHIR" AT CAMPECHE, MEXICO [on May 1, 1835:  less than eight months before the Battle of the Alamo.]

1835 HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THREE INSURANCE COMPANIES, REGARDING SEIZURE OF THE BRIG "OPHIR" AT CAMPECHE, MEXICO [on May 1, 1835: less than eight months before the Battle of the Alamo.]

by Forsyth, John

1835. Original manuscript. Very Good. 2pp, quarto, integral address leaf, written in sepia ink on laid paper, watermarked HUDSON. Datelined: Department of State, Washington, 6th July 1835. Addressed to the presidents of the New York State Marine Insurance Co. (Jno. C. Delprat), the Commercial Insurance Co. (Edward A. Russell), and Union Insurance Co. (Jeremiah P. Tappan). Acknowledges their letter of the 1st instant and their enclosure of a message from the Consul of the United States at Campeche... Read more
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$150.00
The writings of Thomas Jefferson : being his autobiography, correspondence, reports, messages, addresses, and other writings, official and private. Published by the order of the Joint committee of Congress on the library, from the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department of State 1853 [Leather Bound]

The writings of Thomas Jefferson : being his autobiography, correspondence, reports, messages, addresses, and other writings, official and private. Published by the order of the Joint committee of Congress on the library, from the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department of State 1853 [Leather Bound]

by Jefferson, Thomas, -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1853]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$59.97
Allgemeines geographisch-statistisches Lexikon aller österreichischen Staaten : nach amtlichen Quellen, den besten vaterländischen Hilfswerken und Original-Manuscripten, von einer Gesellschaft [von] Geographen, Postmännern und Staatsbeamten 1845 [Leather Bound]

Allgemeines geographisch-statistisches Lexikon aller österreichischen Staaten : nach amtlichen Quellen, den besten vaterländischen Hilfswerken und Original-Manuscripten, von einer Gesellschaft [von] Geographen, Postmännern und Staatsbeamten 1845 [Leather Bound]

by Raffelsperger, Franz, -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1845]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$59.25
The Diplomatic correspondence of the American Revolution : being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. de Lafayette, M. Dumas, and others, concerning the foreign relations of the United States during the whole Revolution : together with the letters in reply from the secret committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs : also, the entire correspondence of the French ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress : published under the direction of the President of the United States, from the original manuscripts in the Department of State, conformably to a resolution of Congress, of March 27th, 1818 1829 [Leather Bound]

The Diplomatic correspondence of the American Revolution : being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. de Lafayette, M. Dumas, and others, concerning the foreign relations of the United States during the whole Revolution : together with the letters in reply from the secret committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs : also, the entire correspondence of the French ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress : published under the direction of the President of the United States, from the original manuscripts in the Department of State, conformably to a resolution of Congress, of March 27th, 1818 1829 [Leather Bound]

by JARED SPARKS

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1829]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$56.19
The Secret Correspondence of Madame de Maintenon, With the Princess des  Ursins; From the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke de  Choiseul. In three volumes

The Secret Correspondence of Madame de Maintenon, With the Princess des Ursins; From the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke de Choiseul. In three volumes

by De Maintenon, Madame

London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker 1827. 8vo. xvi, 448; 364; 455, (1) pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with black leather title & volume labels. Marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed and slightly edgeworn. Internally clean. Frontis engraving and one additional engraved plate. . Good. Half Calf. 1827.
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£95.00
The livery of Eve ... Tr. from the original manuscript 1917 [Leather Bound]

The livery of Eve ... Tr. from the original manuscript 1917 [Leather Bound]

by Bain, F. W. (Francis William), -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1917]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$42.35
The new Hamlet, intermixed and interwoven with a revised version of Romeo and Juliet; the combination being modernized, rewritten and wrought out on new-discovered lines, as indicated under the light of the higher criticism by Wm. Hawley Smith and the Smith family, farmers. Printed from the original manuscript, with text in full, and as first produced when done in action by the Smiths, their own company, under the haw tree, on their farm, at the ticket, June 17, 1902 1902 [Leather Bound]

The new Hamlet, intermixed and interwoven with a revised version of Romeo and Juliet; the combination being modernized, rewritten and wrought out on new-discovered lines, as indicated under the light of the higher criticism by Wm. Hawley Smith and the Smith family, farmers. Printed from the original manuscript, with text in full, and as first produced when done in action by the Smiths, their own company, under the haw tree, on their farm, at the ticket, June 17, 1902 1902 [Leather Bound]

by Smith, William Hawley, -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1902]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$37.19
Memorials of the Civil War: comprising the correspondence of the Fairfax family with the most distinguished personages engaged in that memorable contest. Now first published from the original manuscripts 1849 [Leather Bound]

Memorials of the Civil War: comprising the correspondence of the Fairfax family with the most distinguished personages engaged in that memorable contest. Now first published from the original manuscripts 1849 [Leather Bound]

by Bell, Robert, -

2022. Leather Bound. New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2022 with the help of original edition published long back [1849]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these... Read more
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$95.75
1849 - 1854 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED,  INTROSPECTIVE INDIANA SURVEYOR DETAILING HIS LIFE AND FAMILY HARDSHIPS OF  TRAGIC ILLNESS WHO STILL SEES THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD WHILE VISITING THE  NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE EXPOSITION

1849 - 1854 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED, INTROSPECTIVE INDIANA SURVEYOR DETAILING HIS LIFE AND FAMILY HARDSHIPS OF TRAGIC ILLNESS WHO STILL SEES THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD WHILE VISITING THE NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE EXPOSITION

by JEREMIAH GOULD [?]

MISHAWAKA, WOLF CREEK, MARSHALL COUNTY INDIANA IN. Fair. 1849. Offered is a super, original manuscript diary dated August, 1849 through to a final tragic entry in April, 1854. The diary was handwritten by an Indiana surveyor, farmer, politician and engineer who worked throughout Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. [While the 64 page book lacks any identifying signatures or inscription a tucked in scrap of what appears to be original poetry dated 1840 bears the name of Jeremiah Gould. The final 1854 entry... Read more
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$3355.99
The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31.

The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31.

by Greely, Horace

The Log Cabin. By H. Greeley, 30 Ann-Street Vol. 1. New Series. New-York, Saturday, July 3, 1841. No. 31. 4 pages as printed. Paper has edge tears along the center seam and edge tears along the sides but not affecting text. Fold in the center. A Rare Look at America in the 1840's Horace Greeley was quite the man and tried unsuccessfully to run for President of the United States. This Whig Newspaper, accurately reflected the Whig politics of the time. Here is what is contained in the paper. Report on... Read more
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$100.00