25 October 1659. Obligation and bond by Walter Fowler, Robert Pickin and Brian Lane, to John Gough of... Read More about Document signed ("Izaak: Walton") as witness
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, . First edition. “Published June 1903” on copyright page. With Manuscript Materials. With a PHOTOGRAPH OF HAWKINS dressed as “Andy Barr;” a clipping of a poem entitled “The Parts of Speech” by “B. E. C. ”which has been altered to read “Grammar in Rhyme” by Willias..... Read More about Andy Barr
N. P: 4 March 1976. Hepburn writes to Isabel Leighton Bunker, regretting that she is unable to attend Mrs. Bunker's dinner as she will not be in this country, she continues "What a remarkable achievement. It would seem almost impossible. Thrilling what human determination can accomplish." Isabel Leighton, later Mrs..... Read More about Typed letter, signed "Katharine Hepburn," To Mrs. [Isabel Leighton] Bunker
Warwickshire, England: July 20 1743. Eighteenth-century Marriage Contract. This marriage settlement concerns a marriage between Richard Hyatt, son of Humphrey Hyatt and Mary Hyatt, to an Elizabeth Bushell. The four seals name four sigantories: Humphrey Hyatt, Richard Hyatt, Mary Hyatt and one whose name is lacking. Undertaken under the reign..... Read More about Manuscript quadrupartite indenture on parchment related to a marriage settlement
Washington: 2 December 1839. Presidential Land Grant. Read More about Printed Federal Land grant, accomplished for Thomas Dunford of Madison County, Illinois for lands...
[N.p: ca. 1500?]. Read More about Manuscript Leaf on vellum, text from the Psalms (Vulgate
Europe: c. early 16th century. Splendid Illuminated Manuscript Missal Page. Read More about ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MISSAL LEAF on vellum
N. P. [probably France]: 1809. The title, leaf following which is dated 1809 and the 27 leaves of maxims are each illuminated by hand with intricate and attractive borders. It is unsigned and no further identification is given. Read More about Early nineteenth century illuminated manuscript entitled "Maximes"
New York: George Braziller, 1967. No. 81 of 1,000 copies. Full color facsimile of the Lorsch Gospels, with illustrated ccommentary by Wolfgang Braunfels. Read More about The Lorsch Gospels. Introduction by Wolfgang Braunfels
March 1890. From her collection "Songs of the Voices of Birds" printed in her Poems, Second Series (Longmans, 1874). "The nostalgic tone, simple style, and natural and domestic scenes of Ingelow's poetry connect it with Wordsworth's. Her lyrics also resonate with those of her Lincolnshire countryman Alfred Tennyson, who reportedly..... Read More about Autograph manuscript, signed ("Jean Ingelow"), a fair copy of his poem "The...
1981. Inscribed on the title-page to Denise Levertov and with a 3 page ALS to her laid in from Scahlow. Read More about Stone Lion Fall 81
Manchester: at the University Press, 1921. First edition. Read More about A Descriptive Catalogue of the Latin Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library at Manchester Volume...
Joline was the pre-eminent collector and writer on autograph collecting at the turn of the century. HIS MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE. Read More about The Autograph Manuscript of Chapter 5, "Concerning Autographs"
n.p: n. d. Author of “The Rise, Progress and Prospects of the Republic of Texas”. Kennedy is known as the author of“The Arrow and the Rose” (1830) and “Fitful Fancies” (1827). Earlier on he had assisted William Motherwell on “The Paisley Magazine, in 1830 he collaborated with Leitch Ritchie. In..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Verse, entitled “The Syrian Rose” commencing “I am a gay young...
1493 3/4 Allison [Ave.], Los Angeles 26: [n.d., ca. 1955]. One of Kesey’s earliest short stories. Beginning after his sophomore year at the University of Oregon, Kesey spent his summers in Los Angeles, trying to break into Hollywood as an actor, and later as a screenwriter. Starting in July 1955..... Read More about Typescript entitled "The Street in the Forest"
12 October 1590. Sixteenth-century Hampshire History. This document recording a property transfer is made out between Thomas Knight of Hartley Mauditt, husbandman, and John Holwaye of Selborne, yeoman, both given as residing in the county of Southampton. The legal formulations are traditional and repetitive and an excellent example of the..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England between Thomas Knight and...
American Artist Group, ca. 1930s. A Collection of J.J. Lankes Woodcut Holiday Cards. Julius John "J.J." Lankes (b.1884 – d.1960) was an illustrator, a woodcut print artist, author, and college professor. He illustrated works for many notable authors, including poet Robert Frost, American author Sherwood Anderson, and British author Beatrix..... Read More about J.J. Lankes Card Collection
[East Aurora]: The Roycrofters, Sunday. At The Roycrofters. Read More about Autograph Letter
Basingstoke, England: 29 Sept 1591. A late sixteenth-century will with an earlier family charter. Two attached manuscripts: the larger is the last will and testament of one Gilberte Lookar, of Basingstoke, England, dated 1591, and is in English; the smaller is a tenure document of John Lookar. It is in..... Read More about Two manuscript indentures on vellum; one will and testament of Gilberte Lookar; an attached...
29 March 1647. Rare Signature of Richard Lovelace. Extremely rare example of the signature of cavalier poet Richard Lovelace (1617-1657) — the only known privately owned example of his hand. Save for his "To Althea, from Prison", of which contemporary manuscript copies are known, Lovelace's work achieved limited popularity in..... Read More about Document signed ("Richard Lovelace"), appointing Isaac Hunt as Lovelace's attorney for...
Neat and Tiny Paris Bible Leaf. A fine example of what is commonly called a "Paris Bible" this leaf from the Book of Ezekiel, lined in graphite or pale grey ink, is written in a tiny, tidy gothic hand with neat and precise ascenders, descenders, and abbreviation marks. A wonderful..... Read More about Mannuscript leaf in latin small hand two columns from Book of Ezekiel ending 16:37
Cholinsford, England: 1772. English legal history in detail. This warrant describes the crimes of several named persons, including Daniel Halls, convicted of felony and burglary against Elizabeth Wilson, widow, to the sum of twelve shillings and eight pence. This legal document describes the course of redress for a theft in..... Read More about Warrant to sheriff of Essex County, England, for a case tried before William Lord Mansfield and...
England: 1575. This indenture, between Richard Briton of Woodford and Henrie or William Berton late of London, Thomas Christie, and John Entes of London relates to property in the capital messuage or mansion house of Richard Breton, just outside "steplegate," London. An excellent example of a transfer laid out in..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth relating to London property
1880. A manuscript journal of a European vacation. A neatly written, and keenly observed account of a journey at sea. On board the summer maiden-voyage of the steamship Gallia, the narrator takes note of other passenger's conversations; a fumbling man attempting to impress a young lady with political conversation discovers..... Read More about Manuscript journal kept on board the Gallia, Cunard Line steamship, 1880
Hampshire, England: 19 March 1565. Lease agreement from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Written in English in a clear, spiky hand. Read More about Indenture of lease between George Cryppes and Roberte Smythe
[France: 1642]. Originally affixed to a printed card, which reads at the bottom: "From a manuscript book of offices, which bears the quaint colophon: 'faict par moy, Jacques Argant, 1642.' An excellent example of the persistence of the medieval spirit long after the advent of printing, especially in the Church..... Read More about Leaf from a Manuscript Book of Offices, which bears the "quaint" Colophon: "Facit...