Documents & Manuscripts

Discover hand written letters, original manuscripts, historical documents, diaries, and so much more in this section. There's even a sub category for Illuminated Manuscripts, for those who search for gold!

Documents & Manuscripts Books & Ephemera

Manuscript on paper, entitled in manuscript on title label on upper cover & on first leaf: "Kyuji hizoku den" ["Acupuncture Treatments Passed on from Many Sources"]

Manuscript on paper, entitled in manuscript on title label on upper cover & on first leaf: "Kyuji hizoku den" ["Acupuncture Treatments Passed on from Many Sources"]

by ACUPUNCTURE: A COLLECTION OF TEXTS

Many small brush & black ink drawings in the margins throughout. 111 folding leaves. 8vo (232 x 157 mm.), later patterned wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: (in trans.): "copied by Tanaka on 29 January 1830." The index on the first two pages describes the arrangement of the manuscript: by sections of the body. These include the upper section (head, eyes, nose, teeth, throat, and lungs), middle section (heart, abdomen, hips), and lower section (urinary tract, large intestine, rectum, and legs). This is... Read more about this item
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CA$6,227.10
Autographed Photo of Sophia Loren

Autographed Photo of Sophia Loren

by Loren, Sophia

Sophia Loren is one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a movie screen.
This 8 inch by 10 inch black & white photo is a movie still from the 1957 film, "Boy On a Dolphin".
It is autographed by Sophia Loren.
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CA$207.57CA$166.06
Autographed Photo of Anna Q. Nilsson

Autographed Photo of Anna Q. Nilsson

by Nilsson, Anna Q

Anna Nilsson was a Hollywood star, first in the silent movies of the 1920's, then transitioning to "Talkies" through the 1950's.
This 5 inch by 7 inch black & white photo depicts Ms. Nilsson in profile from the left, wearing a pearl tiara.The photo is matted and framed and is autographed,
"Sincerely yours
Anna Q. Nilsson".
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CA$311.35CA$249.08
Original Manuscript of Pettibone's Chef Doover

Original Manuscript of Pettibone's Chef Doover

by Field, Eugene

Very Good. Hardcover. Holograph poem manuscript by Eugene Field of "Pettibone's Chef Doover." Two pages in his small pencilled writing with corrections. On the verso is an inked statement as follows: "This manuscript is in the handwriting of my father, Eugene Field. (signed) Eugene Field II. Dec 23, 1918." Tipped into a 3/4 leather binding with mild/moderate wear. This appears to have eventually become a longer poem entitled "Our Lady of the Mine." ; Folio... Read more about this item
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CA$1,107.03
Autographed Photo of  Actress May Allison

Autographed Photo of Actress May Allison

by Allison, May

May Allison was a Hollywood film star who achieved notoriety during the Golden Age of the Silent Film.
This rare black & white photo depicts the actress holding a slender vase of flowers, is matted in a pastel photo mat, framed, and is autographed,
"Sincerely -
May Allison".
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CA$242.16CA$193.73
Autographed Photo of Bob Hope

Autographed Photo of Bob Hope

by Hope, Bob

Bob Hope was, and still is, one of the most iconic actor/comedians to ever emerge from Hollywood.
This photo is a promotional movie still for the movie "The Cat and the Canary", released in the year 1939, which starred Bob Hope with Paulette Goddard.
The photo is matted in a pale green photo mat and is autographed,
"Bob".
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CA$152.22CA$121.77
British New Guinea

British New Guinea

by Thomson James Park

32 Fleet St London; 221 Queen St Brisbane: George Philip & Son; Alexr. Muir & Morcom, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 230x165x30mm. Contains, Illustrations. 230x165x30mm+1026g . . 500g Postage Incorrect see below for 2kg . . George Philip & Son; Alexr. Muir & Morcom. 32 Fleet St London; 221 Queen St Brisbane. 1892. First Edition. . . Pp xxvii 336. Original red cloth over bevelled hard boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt vignette and decorative rule to front cover, decorative... Read more about this item
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CA$1,148.65
Autographed Photo of Adriana Caselotti as Snow White

Autographed Photo of Adriana Caselotti as Snow White

by Caselotti, Adriana

Adriana Caselotti was the original voice for the movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This photo is an original promotional photograph from the Walt Disney Studio. It is autographed
"Voice of Sbnow White
Adriana Caselotti".
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CA$518.92CA$415.14
1871 DIPLOMA HOWARD UNIVERSITY CIVIL WAR UNION ARMY OFFICER JOSEPH A SLADEN

1871 DIPLOMA HOWARD UNIVERSITY CIVIL WAR UNION ARMY OFFICER JOSEPH A SLADEN

Very Good. Ephemera. ; 22" x 18.5". This diploma has modest toning and rippling and the blue ribbon with red emblem has multiple creases and some loss to the emblem but clean and in very good condition. .
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CA$2,054.94
Jefferson Suggests Transcontinental Expedition to George Rogers Clark : 1783

Jefferson Suggests Transcontinental Expedition to George Rogers Clark : 1783

by Jefferson, Thomas 1743 to 1826 / Third President of the United States of America

A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT: Wisconsin Historical Society 1783 Book. Illus. by Illustrated with reprints of the Original Documents. Very Good. Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. 8 pages. pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent source, informative and enjoyable reading. A good book to read and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Facsimiles of the original... Read more about this item
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CA$44.21
THE SECRET CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR ROBERT CECIL WITH JAME VI OF SCOTLAND  [1766], NOW FIRST PUBLISHED. [COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES]

THE SECRET CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR ROBERT CECIL WITH JAME VI OF SCOTLAND [1766], NOW FIRST PUBLISHED. [COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES]

by Sir Robert Cecil with James Vi Of Scotland; edited by Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1887. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 65, 43, 52 pages; THE SECRET CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR ROBERT CECIL WITH JAME VI [1766], OF SCOTLAND, NOW FIRST PUBLISHED. Complete in three volumes. This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and... Read more about this item
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CA$271.16
A TRUE NARRATION OF THAT HORRIBLE CONSPIRACY AGAINST KING JAMES AND THE  WHOLE PARLIAMENTOF ENGLAND, COMMONLY CALLED THE GUNPOWDER TREASON.

A TRUE NARRATION OF THAT HORRIBLE CONSPIRACY AGAINST KING JAMES AND THE WHOLE PARLIAMENTOF ENGLAND, COMMONLY CALLED THE GUNPOWDER TREASON.

by edited by Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1885. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 64 pages; A True Narration of that Horrible Conspiracy against King james and the Whole Parliamentof England, Commonly Called the Gunpowder Treason. This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives... Read more about this item
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CA$94.86
CHANCE. A Tale in Two Parts

CHANCE. A Tale in Two Parts

by Conrad, Joseph

1914. [the Quinn / Doubleday copy] London: Methuen & Co., (1913) [sic]. 8 pp ads dated Autumn 1913. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, first published state (Supino's "State C"), of the novel that revived Conrad's career, a popular smash after about a decade without one. Conrad had been working on it since 1906. It was the success of CHANCE that caused many of his earlier books to be reprinted. The "first published state" is any of the first three impressions that has a cancel title... Read more about this item
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CA$2,075.70
Autographed Photo of Charlton Heston as Ben Hur

Autographed Photo of Charlton Heston as Ben Hur

by Heston, Charlton

Charlton Heston was a huge Hollywood star and was cast in several epic pictures.
This 8 inch by 10 inch color photo is a movie still from the 1959 film, "Ben Hur". The photo depicts Ben Hur sharing a goblet of wine with Massala, the enemy with whom Ben Hur would soon engage in a classic chariot race.
The photo is framed and matted, and is autographed by Charlton Heston.
Shipping charges will be individually quoted, and will depend upon destination and shipping method.
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CA$207.57CA$166.06
Oeuvre / Oevvre De La Diversite Des Termes Dont on Vse / Use En Architecture Reduict En Ordre : Par Maistre Huges Sambin Demeurant a Dijon

Oeuvre / Oevvre De La Diversite Des Termes Dont on Vse / Use En Architecture Reduict En Ordre : Par Maistre Huges Sambin Demeurant a Dijon

by Hugues Sambin ; Demeurant a Dijon / A Lyon, Par Jean Durant

MODERN REPRINT (undated replica) : A Lyon : Par Jean Durant 1572 (Library Archive) Book. Illus. by Illustrated. Very Good. Architecture / Design / Examples. 85 pages. Softcover reprint edition in very good condition, this book has glossy card covers with cloth spine. Very slight wear to edges. Undated modern facsimile / replica of the original work. Privately published for library archive. Lovely archival reprint. This book is modern -- not the antique original -- however, it has been concisely... Read more about this item
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CA$138.31
Autographed Photo of Raquel Welch

Autographed Photo of Raquel Welch

by Welch, Raquel

Raquel Welch is one of the enduring Hollywood icons whose appeal never wanes.
This 8 inch by 10 inch black & white photo is a movie still from the 1971 film, "Hannie Caulder".
The photo is autographed by Raquel Welch, and is framed and matted.
Shipping charges will be individually quoted, and will depend upon shipping method and destination.
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CA$242.16CA$193.73
HOME ON THE RANGE

HOME ON THE RANGE

by LOMAX, JOHN A

N.P.: John H. Jenkins, 1986,, 1986. First edition. First edition. 8vo. With a card enclosed: "Season's Greetings From John & Maureen Jenkins." Pictorial wrappers, [6], 20 pp. (printed one side only). introduction. Introduction by John H. Jenkins. Christmas keepsake from John & Maureen Jenkins for the season of 1968, and with the greeting card enclosed. A facsimile of the original manuscript of an essay Jenkins obtained from Ray Walton. It tells how Lomax discovered and later made... Read more about this item
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CA$62.27
Autographed Photo of Brigitte Bardot

Autographed Photo of Brigitte Bardot

by Bardot, Brigitte

This 8 inch by 10 inch color photo of Briigitte Bardot depicts the actress in a bilkini with a matching cape.The photo is matted in a blue photographic mat, and is autographed by Brigitte Bardot.
Due to the size of this item, shipping prices will be individually quoted.
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CA$311.35CA$249.08
THE UN-DEAD.

THE UN-DEAD.

by HAINING, PETER AND PETER TREMAYNE

London: Constable, [1997]., [1997]. First edition. First edition. Fine in dust jacket. The story of an amazing discovery a few years ago of the original manuscript of Dracula found in an old trunk. The mystery of how, when, and where Stoker wrote his brilliant masterpiece had been solved. Bringing Stoker back from the realms of misinformation & speculative fantasy, this book is full of new knowledge essential to the understanding of Stoker's classic novel.
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CA$48.43
Autographed Photo of Actor Charles Bronson

Autographed Photo of Actor Charles Bronson

by Bronson, Charles

Charles Bronson was, and still is, one of the most iconic movie action heroes ever to emerge from Hollywood.
This 8 inch by 10 inch black & white photo is a promotional movie still from Tri Star Pictures for the movie, "The Evil That Men Do', made in 1984, and portrays Bronson leveling a revolver at an unseen opponent. Tho photo is matted and framed and is autographed "Charles Bronson" along the bottom edge.
This autographed photo is accompanied by a publicity letter from Tri Star Pictures giving a brief... Read more about this item
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CA$242.16CA$193.73
PLANIA DE MANIFIESTA LOS ANIMALES BARRANQUENOS

PLANIA DE MANIFIESTA LOS ANIMALES BARRANQUENOS

by DEL PUYO, JOSE RAMON

Villa de Salinas, Victoria: Nuevo Leon, Northern Mexico, 1829., 1829. First edition. Original manuscript broad sheet dated May 30, 1829, at Villa de Salinas, Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Northern Mexico. Seven brands for stray livestock are illustrated. The strays have been found and a description of each animal provided, plus where on the animal the brand was applied. Signed and with small pin holes at each corner where document was posted, else a fine copy. Documentation of borderland brands during this... Read more about this item
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CA$3,113.55
Autographed Photo of Penn and Teller

Autographed Photo of Penn and Teller

by Penn & Teller

Penn Jillette and Joe Teller have successfully combined magic and comedy for decades, becoming one of the most enduring and successful pairings in the entertainment industry.
This 8 inch by 10 inch black & white photo is a publicity still from the Warner Brothers movie "Penn & Teller Get Killed", made in 1989.
It is autographed in red ink by both Penn and Teller.
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CA$152.22CA$121.77
BEHIND THE GUNS  The History of Battery I, 2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery

BEHIND THE GUNS The History of Battery I, 2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery

by Thaddeus C.S. Brown, Samuel J. Murphy & William G. Putney

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1965. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. A compilation of three unpublished histories by members of the Battery, edited by Clyde C. Walton. The battery was mustered in 1861 and was variously attached to the Armies of the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland. Limited edition: No. 553 of 1000 copies, signed by James S. Schoff, from whose collection the original manuscript came, and who provided a grant to have it edited and published. A... Read more about this item
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CA$103.78
Autographed Photo of Ruth Michaels

Autographed Photo of Ruth Michaels

by Michaels, Ruth

Ruth Michaels was a showgirl, actress, dancer, and model in the early 1900's. This 8 inch by 10 inch black and white photo of her is an extremely rare item.
On the back of the photo, Ms. Michaels has written her name, address, and phone number.
This is then followed by a description of herself and a brief resume:
"Eyes - blue
Hair - golden
Height - 5' 5 1/2 "
Weight - 125
Age - 18

Show girl
Parts and bits
Dress and cloak model
Dance student"

The photo matted and framed and is inscribed and... Read more about this item
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CA$691.90CA$553.52
Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled "Hansho [or Bansho] kai" ["Ryukyu Potatoes Explained"]

Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled "Hansho [or Bansho] kai" ["Ryukyu Potatoes Explained"]

by SWEET POTATOES

Six pages of color paintings of species of sweet potatoes. 14 folding leaves. 8vo (267 x 190 mm.), orig. decorated semi-stiff wrappers, stitched as issued, manuscript title label on upper cover. [Japan]: late Edo. Sweet potatoes are one of the glories of the Japanese table. The author of the text of this finely illustrated manuscript was the Nagasaki resident Tokitane Kohiga, mathematician and scholar of materia medica. The text was written in October 1805, and this is surely a later copy. The sweet... Read more about this item
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CA$5,466.01