Documents & Manuscripts

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Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford, The; Including Numerous Letters now First Published from the Original Manuscripts. In Six Volumes. Vol. I. *only*. 1735-1745

Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford, The; Including Numerous Letters now First Published from the Original Manuscripts. In Six Volumes. Vol. I. *only*. 1735-1745

by Walpole, Horace

Richard Bentley; London., 1840. Hard. Good. 8vo. 8 2/3".. Four steel engraved portrait plates (including frontispiece), of which only one retains its tissue-guard.. Good. Binding copy; lacking one calf board, with the other present but detached. The text block itself is in goo condition. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Light foxing to extremeties and plates. cxxi, 375pp.
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SGD 20.60
Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

by LL.D. Bosswell, James; Edited by: Pottle, Frederick A.; Bennett, Charles H

Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Bosswell, James; Edited by: Pottle, Frederick A.; Bennett, Charles H. Published by William Heinemann Ltd, London, The Viking Press, New York, 1936. "This First Edition Is Limited to Seven Hundred Ninety Numbered Copies for Sale in England and America and Twenty Six Lettered Copies For Private Distribution. This Is Copy Number 177". First published from the original manuscript of Private Papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle,... Read more about this item
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SGD 90.11
Collection  of  Three  Original  Manuscripts,  Reporting  on  the  Voyage  to  Jamaica  of  a  British  Merchant  Brig  “Jane”  in  August  1780  –  March  1781,  Including  a  Detailed  Account  of  “Jane’s”  Wreck  and  Damage  in  the  Mouth  of  the  Great  River  during  the  Savanna-la-Mar  Hurricane  on  October  3,  1780].  Montego  Bay  (Jamaica),  10  January  1781;  London,  24  July  and  31  August  1781.

Collection of Three Original Manuscripts, Reporting on the Voyage to Jamaica of a British Merchant Brig “Jane” in August 1780 – March 1781, Including a Detailed Account of “Jane’s” Wreck and Damage in the Mouth of the Great River during the Savanna-la-Mar Hurricane on October 3, 1780]. Montego Bay (Jamaica), 10 January 1781; London, 24 July and 31 August 1781.

by JAMAICA - HURRICANE

Three folded Folio manuscripts: two folio bifoliums ca. 36,5x22,5 cm and ca. 44x27,5 cm, and a single folio leaf ca. 40,5x26 cm. 3, 3 and 1 pp. All written in brown ink on watermarked laid paper, each docketed on the last blank page. Two signed by deponents and notaries, one with two tax stamps and a notarial seal. Fold marks, but overall a very good collection of manuscripts written in a legible hand.Historically significant... Read more about this item
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SGD 2,546.52
Regensburger Buchmalerei: Von frühkarolingischer Zeit bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters. Ausstellung der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München und der Museen Stadt Regensburg

Regensburger Buchmalerei: Von frühkarolingischer Zeit bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters. Ausstellung der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München und der Museen Stadt Regensburg

Prestel-Verlag, 1987 4to (28 cm), 320 pp, including 180 plates (80 in color). Laminated wrappers. "Illumination in Regensburg: From early Carolingian times to the end of the Middle Ages." The catalogue of the exhibition in the Bavarian State Library in Munich and the Museum of the city of Regensburg. 110 manuscripts described in the catalogue arranged chronologically in 5 groups: Carolingian, Otthonian, Romanesque,13-th Century and Gothic MSS.
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SGD 47.57
MANUSCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY BOOK CONTAINING 'THE AMERICAN EAGLE', ETC.

MANUSCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY BOOK CONTAINING 'THE AMERICAN EAGLE', ETC.

by [AMERICANA]; DEE, Master W.:

[Original manuscript]; [Tewkesbury: Shuthonger House School]; London: Relfe Brothers., [1859]. Manuscript school calligraphy book belonging to Master W. Dee, a pupil of Shuthonger House School, Tewkesbury. Quarto. Contemporary half green morocco over blue marbled boards with printed name plate to the upper board. Marbling to page edges. Decorative printed title page. 85pp. completed in calligraphic manuscript in black and red ink (the remaining 29pp. blank), comprising 33 poetic and literary excerpts,... Read more about this item
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SGD 343.28
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. 1st Edition . Soft cover. .. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. viii, 80; 81-112. Original printed wrappers soiled, stained; some foxing. In fair condition, very good interior. ~ FIRST EDITION. Lithographed from the original manuscript. [Provenance:] Working copy of Prof. Herman De Meulenaere (1923-2011), from whose library this item comes, with his pencil annotations and references. 002-1
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SGD 96.77
Antiphonarium 2 Manuscript Vellum

Antiphonarium 2 Manuscript Vellum

1500. Size passepartout: Length: 58,8 cm Width: 41,5 cm Depth: 4 mm Not dated, date is an estimate. Elephant Folio
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SGD 432.53
The Kiss of Death.

The Kiss of Death.

by LIPSKY, Eleazar.:

Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1949.. 1st Penguin edition. The outline of the original manuscript for this novel was made into a1947 film-noir starring Victor Mature and Richard Widmark. Pp.174, pages tanned. Paperback, slight darkening to spine and edges. G+.
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SGD 25.75
The natural history of Wiltshire / by John Aubrey, F.R.S. (written between 1656 and 1691.) Ed., and elucidated by notes, by John Britton. Pub. by the Wiltshire Topographical Society

The natural history of Wiltshire / by John Aubrey, F.R.S. (written between 1656 and 1691.) Ed., and elucidated by notes, by John Britton. Pub. by the Wiltshire Topographical Society

by Aubrey, John (1626-1697)

London : Printed by J.B. Nichols and son, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Poor copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges bumped and rubbed as with age. Physical description: xii, 132 p. ; 30 cm. Title vignette. With reproduction of t.-p. of the original manuscript: Memoires of naturall remarques in the county of Wilts: to which are annexed, observables of the same kind in the county of Surrey, and Flyntshire. By Mr. John Aubrey, R.S.S. 1685. Extracts (pertaining to Wiltshire)... Read more about this item
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SGD 206.48
The Decorated Letter

The Decorated Letter

by ALEXANDER, J.J.G

New York: George Braziller, 1978. First Edition. . Hardcover. See Description. Folio. 118p. with 40 full color plates illustrating the history of decorated initials or letters in Medieval manuscripts. Practically as new. Tiny bumps or spots of wear on rear upper edge of dust jacket.
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SGD 48.18
[ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation; and [ANONYMOUS], Miroir d’or de l’ame pecheresse, French translation of JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE (or JACOBUS DE JÜTERBORG), Speculum aureum animae peccatricis; Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French

[ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation; and [ANONYMOUS], Miroir d’or de l’ame pecheresse, French translation of JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE (or JACOBUS DE JÜTERBORG), Speculum aureum animae peccatricis; Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French

by [ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation;

ELEGANT MANUSCRIPT CONTAINING TWO WORKS OF SPIRITUAL AND MORAL EDIFICATION IN FRENCH TRANSLATION. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French, France, after 1482, c. 1490. Dimensions 274 x 175 mm. 70 folios, written in a Gothic bâtarde bookhand, 18 large initials parti-colored in red and/or blue, inserted leaf in first quire with FULL-PAGE HERALDIC COMPOSITION IN GOLD, SILVER, RED, BLUE AND BLACK. BINDING: Bound in modern nineteenth-century blue velvet over wooden boards, pink paper pastedowns and... Read more about this item
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SGD 134,897.00
Koptische Buchmalerei : Illuminationen in Manuskripten des christlich-koptischen Agypten vom 4. bis 19. Jahrhundert

Koptische Buchmalerei : Illuminationen in Manuskripten des christlich-koptischen Agypten vom 4. bis 19. Jahrhundert

by Cramer, M

Verlag Aurel Bongers, Recklinghausen, first edition, 1964. Cloth, gilt cover-decoration and silver cover-titles, 4to, 27 cm,. 134, [30] pp, 18 plates, 155 other ills, (some colour). From the blurb: "Der 1963 erschienenen Veröffentlichung von Klaus Wessel über die 'Koptische Kunst' in der Spätantike Ägyptens schließt sich diese Materialsammlung zur koptischen Buchmalerei an. Die Verfasserin stellt den ornamentalen Schmuck und die Miniaturen koptischer Handschriften... Read more about this item
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SGD 44.05
Navigation

Navigation

by Glaister, W. M

England, 1813. Half Calf. Marbled Boards. . Very Good. An exceptional manuscript on the basics of scientific navigation -- navigation using trigonometry and other mathematical principles -- that is either a very fine student notebook, the draft of a proposed textbook, or perhaps both. The writing is done in a meticulous calligraphic cursive hand, and there are many illustrations, the most outstanding being the beautiful watercolor of a ship on the title page. Also special is a fold-out manuscript... Read more about this item
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SGD 3,785.38
Descriptiones animalium, quae in itinere ad maris Australis terras suscepto, collegit descripsit et delineavit Ioannes Reinoldus Forster Regiae Socius Regia Societatis Scientiarum apud Londinens

Descriptiones animalium, quae in itinere ad maris Australis terras suscepto, collegit descripsit et delineavit Ioannes Reinoldus Forster Regiae Socius Regia Societatis Scientiarum apud Londinens

by Forster, Johann Reinhold

Book. Fine. Blue Cloth. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. The complete scanned manuscript of Johann Reinhold Forster's Descriptiones Animalium, completed within a month of returning to England with Captain Cook's second expedition. The work was eventually edited by Hinrich Lichtenstein and published in 1844. The original manuscript held in Berlin was scanned and bound by a private collector into three large folio volumes..
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SGD 825.90
15th century Latin Manuscript leaf on vellum (framed)

15th century Latin Manuscript leaf on vellum (framed)

1470. Conditie: 8 . Framed 15th Century Latin leaf on vellum. With initial heightened in gold. Seize manuscript: Height: 16 cm Width: 11 cm. Professionally framed with a walnut wooden frame. UV resistant glass and acid free passe-partout. Not dated, date is an estimate. Folio
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SGD 241.92
The Heathen Chinee, As Written for the Overland Monthly. Facsimile of the  Original Manuscript. Together with the Corrected Letter Press, As  Published in the Issue of September, 1870.

The Heathen Chinee, As Written for the Overland Monthly. Facsimile of the Original Manuscript. Together with the Corrected Letter Press, As Published in the Issue of September, 1870.

by Harte, Bret

San Francisco: John H. Carmany. Fair. 1871. Softcover. Original pictorial wrappers. Fair condition, with splits to spine, edgewear, soil, corner losses, vertical crease. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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SGD 82.58
15th century manuscript leaf on Vellum (framed)

15th century manuscript leaf on Vellum (framed)

1470. Framed 15th Century Dutch Manuscript leaf on Vellum. With initials heightened in gold. Seize manuscript: Height: 13,5 cm Width: 9,5 cm. Professionally framed with a walnut wooden frame. UV resistant glass and acid free passe-partout. Not dated, date is an estimate. Quarto 4to
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SGD 219.93
Indenture between Henry Hills and Harry Welles, Edward Gray, Ralph Blundell, George Hill .

Indenture between Henry Hills and Harry Welles, Edward Gray, Ralph Blundell, George Hill .

by 17th CENTURY VELLUM DOCUMENT .:

Kent, 1663 .. Large 17th century velum document with two horizontal folds and 5 vertical folds, plus 3 of the original wax seals. 55cm (length) x 64cm (width). Vellum lightly soiled and worn along the creases. Document begins with a large initial "C". English text in a contemporary hand, rubbed in places. The document states that Henry Hills and Edward Gray are at Cliffords Inn, London. Also that Harry Welles and Ralph Blundell are from East Greenwich, Kent. Also that Ralph Blundell is a Chandler.... Read more about this item
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SGD 205.97
Autobiography of John Stuart Mill, Published for the First Time, Without Alterations or Omissions, from the Original Manuscript in the Posse

Autobiography of John Stuart Mill, Published for the First Time, Without Alterations or Omissions, from the Original Manuscript in the Posse

by John Stuart (1806-1873) Mill

New York Columbia University Press, 1924. Hardcover. Fair. Signs of wear on the cover. Soiling on the side. Different cover. Damaged dust jacket. Edition 1924. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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SGD 37.36
De Prudentia

De Prudentia

by Giovanni Pontano

Florentini (Florence): Filippo Giunta, 1508. Early/1st Thus Edition. Very Good+. Printed in Florence in 1508, this edition is believed to have been based on Pontano's original manuscript which was brought to Florence in 1503 by Giovanni Corsi. Based on Aristotles, Nicomachean Ethics, and building on St. Thomas Aquinas', Summa Theologiae, this work has come in and out of fashion for centuries. The concept of Prudence espoused in this work is heavily influenced by 15th century Italy and Pontano's deep... Read more about this item
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SGD 2,167.99
Les Engrais.  The Fertilizers"

Les Engrais. The Fertilizers"

by unknown

Agricultural detailed home-made journal in pen & ink - neatly handwritten in script. The drawings and charts are nice and neatly done as well. Originally this hardcover journal was blank and purchased at G. Laine , Librairie - Papeterie in Rouen, France.The papeterie's orig stamp is at bottom of front ep. Eps are grayUnknown author - from late 19th c. or early 20c. The condition is VG++ to fine for original manuscripts of this sort.
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SGD 481.78
Interesting  Early  Autograph  Letter  Signed  Regarding  a  Legal  Dispute  Likely  over  a  Common  Law  Marriage  in  Oregon,  Addressed  to  “Mr.  Harding”  (Most  Likely  a  Notable  Salem  Attorney  Benjamin  Franklin  Harding)  and  Mentioning  Judge  Cyrus  Olney,  then  the  Associate  Justice  of  the  Oregon  Supreme  Court.  Oregon  City,  O.T.,  4  June  1855.

Interesting Early Autograph Letter Signed Regarding a Legal Dispute Likely over a Common Law Marriage in Oregon, Addressed to “Mr. Harding” (Most Likely a Notable Salem Attorney Benjamin Franklin Harding) and Mentioning Judge Cyrus Olney, then the Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Oregon City, O.T., 4 June 1855.

by OREGON CITY – COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

Folio (ca. 32x19,5 cm or 12 ¾ x 7 ¾ in). 2 pp. Brown ink on blueish laid paper. Fold marks, paper slightly age-toned, but overall a very good letter written in a legible hand.Interesting original manuscript letter providing an insight into an early legal dispute over the confirmation of what looks like a common law marriage in the Oregon Territory. Written by a resident of Oregon City who concealed his identity under... Read more about this item
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SGD 1,170.02
Archive of Correspondence, Contracts, Copyright Cards and Manuscript Music

Archive of Correspondence, Contracts, Copyright Cards and Manuscript Music

by Jackson, Arlene

Hollywood, CA. Correspondence. Small archive of 54 envelopes addressed to Arlene Jackson a Canadian vocalist and lyricist and songwriter who transplanted to Southern California. Envelopes date from the early 1940's to the late 1950's. Consists of letters from agents, song contracts, six copyright cards from the Library of Congress and 38 sealed envelopes of what appear (based on notes on envelopes) to be original manuscripts of Arlene Jackson tunes/lyrics. Correspondence includes letters... Read more about this item
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SGD 344.12
Halid  Al-Bagdadi,  Mawlana  Ziyaeddin  (1779-1826).  Tercüme-yi  Risale-yi  Halidiye  [Translation  of  Halidi  Order  Letters].  Cairo:  Bulaq  Typ.,  1262  H.  [1846].

Halid Al-Bagdadi, Mawlana Ziyaeddin (1779-1826). Tercüme-yi Risale-yi Halidiye [Translation of Halidi Order Letters]. Cairo: Bulaq Typ., 1262 H. [1846].

by HALID AL-BAGDADI, Mawlana Ziyaeddin (1779-1826)

Octavo (ca. 22,5x14,5 cm). 56 pp (numbered in Eastern Arabic system). Text in Ottoman Turkish within printed ornamental border, first page decorated with traditional floral and geometric ornaments. Period Ottoman green quarter sheep with black papered boards and gilt tooled ornaments on the spine. Binding slightly rubbed on extremities, paper slightly age toned, otherwise a very good copy.Very rare Ottoman imprint with only one paper copy... Read more about this item
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SGD 3,097.12
Gems from the Poets: A Birthday Book of Quotations from Well-Known Poetical Writers

Gems from the Poets: A Birthday Book of Quotations from Well-Known Poetical Writers

by Garrett, Gordon

London: Henry J. Drane , 1901. Hardback, pictorial cloth. 12cm x 8.5cm. 126pp. Frontis. nd. [circa1901]. Binding a little rubbed and worn. Blind-stamp and name to front free end-paper. Some handwritten names throughout. A decent copy. (r8). Hard Cover. Good.
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SGD 22.31