Toronto: McLuhan, 1954. First edition. Original Self-Published Version. The preliminary self-published edition of this text by McLuhan that... Read More about Counterblast
Isle of Wight: 20 December 1588? Sixteenth-century Isle of Wight. This indenture, between David Arrey (?) of Aston in the Isle of Wight and Richard Godfrey of the same isle records the transfer of property. A slightly spidery hand in fading ink renders the top half of this document slightly..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth between David Arrey (?) and Richard Godfrey
New York: 597 Madison Avenue, 8 June 1942. Wheels within wheels. Auto-Ordnance Corporation manufactured the Thompson Submachine Gun and other “tommy” guns. Read More about Typed letter signed, “Bernie,” one page
Kingstree, South Carolina: 30th November n.y. Accompanied by a carbon of a “Private Wire” to Bernard Baruch on the S. S. Berengaria dated 16 August 1935 wishing him a glorious trip and sending him an invitation to visit on his return, signed Isabel and Fred Willis (Frederic A. Willis). Isabel..... Read More about Autograph letter signed “Bernie,” one page
Boughton under Bleane: 1598. Sixteenth-Century Kentish History. This indenture from 1598, the 40th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, is between John Bert, a gentleman of Boughton Bleane (now Boughton under Blean, between Faversham and Cantebury) in Kent and Thomas Ruther of Bishopsborne in Kent. The two locations..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England between John Bert and Thomas...
n.p: 27 September 1815. Requesting the Dedication Copy. Requesting that the Presentation copy for Lord Westmorland be bound as soon as possible as he would like to present it on the day of issue. Bonney's “Life of the Right Reverend Father in God, Jeremy Taylor, D. D.” was dedicated to..... Read More about Autograph letter in the third person
Boston: 19 March 1708. Early Eighteenth-century Boston Probate. An interesting record showing the probate methods of early eighteenth century Boston, from the listing of the goods, including some “homespun stuff made by ye widow for her own ware,” bedding and “wearing apparel,” to the confirmation by the widow of the..... Read More about Retained court recorded copy of a manuscript inventory made of the goods of the late Daniel...
Philadelphia: 8 June 1791. Friends of the Constitution. Andrew Brown (1744-1797) established the “Federal Gazette” in 1788. It was the first journal to regularly publish the congressional debates and was the “main channel through which the friends of the federal constitution address the public” (Appleton). Read More about Printed subscription receipt for the “Federal Gazette,” accomplished and signed by Andrew...
Saigon: 26 January 1970. Bunker had served in several countries as the American Ambassador including Nepal and India. His efforts had been recognized in 1963 when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was president of the American National Red Cross in 1954. Isabel Leighton, later Mrs. Arthur Hugh..... Read More about Black and white photograph of head and shoulders
Goleta, California; Northumberland: 1967-1972. Letters to a Young Poet. Basil Bunting (1900-1985) was close with Pound and was associated with Zukovsky and the Objectivist poets. Attention to his work flagged in the post-war years until the publication in 1966 of his long poem, Briggflatts. Wylie, who began his career as..... Read More about Group of letters to Andrew Wylie
[Burma: 20th century]. Read More about Burmese Manuscript on Palm Leaf
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London: 8 Victoria Square, Pimlico, 16 September 1841. Thanking Young for his letter, writing that rheumatism in his wrist had prevented his responding earlier and congratulating him on locating Mr. Heldenmaier. Accompanied by a portrait of Campbell engraved by Edward Finden from a picture by Thomas Phillips... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“Thomas Campbell”) To Ronald Young
Luton, England: 24 March 1578. Bedfordshire history. An indenture between Thomas Cheyney of Bramanyer, in the parish of Luton in the Countie of Bedford and John Partridge, who is described as a yeoman -- which is a comparatively wealthy non-titled farmer. It is compartively unusual to see a seal survive..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England
[Springfield: 1863-5]. The German-born Sigel came to American in 1852. Enlisting in the Army during the Civil War he rose to be Major General. In 1864 Lincoln appointed him to the command of the Department and the Army of West Virginia. He was very actively involved during the battles of..... Read More about Engraved portrait extracted from “Abbott's Civil War”
Luzern, Switzerland: 1808-1813. Read More about Souvenirs d’Amitie [Swiss Manuscript Commonplace Book with 7 Ornamental Watercolors
Altdorf, Weingarten, etc. [Germany]: 1852-1862. Charming and decorative mind-nineteenth-century German album of sentiments, most dated variously between 1852 and 1854. On the verso of a poem headed Trennung (Separation) and inscribed “Tobis seiner liebsten Anna” is a portait of a pensive young man and the caption “Jetzt bin ich’s nicht..... Read More about Collection of Autograph Sentiments in German, including Love Poems with drawings, preserved in a...
London: A5 Albany, Piccadilly, 12 November 1979, 18 November 1982 and 26 April 1983. Fleur Cowles, was the editor and publisher of the elaborate fashion magazine “Flair.” Her husband, Gardner Cowles, was the editor of “Look.” Isabel Leighton, later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker, was a war correspondent, playwright, actress, radio..... Read More about Three letters, one autograph letter signed “Fleur,” 2 pages, two one-page typed letters...
England: 12 December 1557-8. Early Modern Marriage. This indenture between Anne Stanhopp of Etherlforde (a widow) and Thomas Cowper provides interesting insight into marriage contracts of the time. A tight, crabbed hand renders this an excellent paleographical example, as does the fact that it is in English. Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Philip and Mary
Genoa, Italy: 15th century -17th century. Notarial Documents of the time Christopher Columbus lived in Genoa. The journal of Antonio Da Passano, Doge of Genoa and Corsica (July 1675- July 1677), is a collection of notarial documents concerning the history of the patrician family Passano in the senate since the..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Records of the noble Passano family of Genoa, Italy compiled for Antonio Da...
Paris: Curmer, 1866-7. No. 292 of 550 copies printed. A superb set reproducing the miniatures of the fifteenth century artist Foucquet, with a biography, descriptive commentary, and extensive appendix. Among the most sumptuous of Curmer's productions and described by Ray as an example of chromolithography at its best. Read More about Oeuvre de Jehan Foucquet. Heures de Maistre Estienne Chevalier. Texte restitué par M. L'Abbé...
Hatchford: March 1853. The poet, editor and translator writes to the well-known publisher concerning an unidentified work that he is sending to Murray. He notes that he sees nothing to correct in the enclosed (not present) and questions whether Murray would like the author's name or not “As far as..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“Egerton Ellesmere”) to publisher John Murray
28 August 1600. Early modern English fur and textile trade. This indenture, from the 28th day of August in the 42nd year of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1600) records a contract betwen Thomas Fettiplace, citizen and furmonger of London, and Richard Black, draper. An interesting look at the textile and..... Read More about Manuscript Indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
Appleton, England: 7 March 1572. Berkshire 300 year indenture. Signed by John Fetyplace on bottom right edge. Annotated in brown ink and pencil on verso, with paper label reading C 319. This manuscript is on a distinctively fuzzy English parchment and would be a wonderful teaching sample. Read More about Manuscript indenture of demise from John Fetyplace, gentleman of Beselslight to Henry Towpott of...
London: 10 October 1568. Sixteenth century London. This document would be an excellent paleographical example of English secretary hand with interspersed Gothic lettering used for emphasis. The legal terminology is straigthforward and usual for contemporary documents. Numerous locations within London are named, though the hand is sometimes unclear enough to..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I between William Frankland and Hugh...
Hastings: The Mount, High Wickham, 24 August 1914. Read More about Autograph Letter Signed (“Harry Furniss”) to Drexel North