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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare
    Claude-Nicolas LE CAT

    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684.…

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    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684. (Note that the numbered pages at the end of Volume One and the beginning of Volume Two are not consecutive - i.e. Volume one ends at page number 264, Volume Two begins with page number 201. This is as the Two Volumes were originally published - probable printer's error. Both volumes have been collated by me with rare copies from major National Libraries that have been digitized online.) PRESENTATION COPY. Each Title-Page is INSCRIBED with a HAND-WRITTEN PRESENTATION by THE AUTHOR: "JEAN CHARLES GROSSARD... ex Dono auctoris". CONDITION: TWO BOOKS. The leather covers of both volumes are rubbed and scraped, the spine ends are chipped, the bottom of the spine of Volume Two is peeling, the front spine hinge of each volume is split but holding well; overall the covers are worn but remain attractive and are still doing their job well. Internally, the front pastedown has a long vertical scrape, as if from the removal of a piece of tape at some point. There are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, in pencil and in English, here and there throughout. I do not know who might have written them, but they are certainly by someone carefully studying the work. The inner pages of both volumes have a bit of toning, foxing and some margin shorelining, here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright and clean, a remarkably well kept, sharp, clear and lovely printing of this scarce book. ILLUSTRATED with 19 ENGRAVED PLATES: ENGRAVED PORTRAIT by Thomiers at the front of Volume One, Lovely FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING by Bacheley at the front of Volume Two (showing Women using all five senses: Sight - looking in a mirror, Sound - playing music, Taste - pouring wine; Smell - smoke from an incense burner; Touch - toughing a newly hammered helmet); PLUS 17 additional engraved PLATES (16 of which FOLD-OPEN). Also ILLUSTRATED with lovely ENGRAVED VIGNETTES at the head of many chapters, and with ENGRAVED HEAD and TAIL PIECES. This specific work by LE CAT, TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS, is VERY SCARCE. About Claude-Nicolas LE CAT (from Wikipedia): ******Le Cat (1700-1768) surgeon, anatomist, & physiologist. In 1736 he established a school for anatomy & surgery in Rouen. The 'Traité Des Sensations Et Des Passions'; is considered to be Le Cat's most important work. The work grew as much out of his researches in physics as in physiology. In it Le Cat presented a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction. He further reported on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye and assigned it a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. Le Cat's reputation in France and Europe is reflected by his numerous academic awards, publications, and by surgical renown.******

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  • 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt

    HANDWRITTEN OFFICIAL LETTER from the 8th Year of the French Revolutionary Calendar (i.e. 1799). Printed on official stationery with République Française / Liberté Egalité letterhead. From Departement de la Somme, Canton D'Heudicourt. From Le Secretaire Du Canton D'Heudicourt, to "Citoyen". The document is written on both sides of an 6.75x8.5 (17x22 cm) piece of laid paper. TEXT IN FRENCH. GOOD condition, some folds, edge wear, and corner creases. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS by James Challis 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS
    James Challis

    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number…

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    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number in the upper corner of every other page; crease to the bottom corner and bottom margin, overall still bright, clean and clear. About James Challis (excerpted from Wikipedia): James Challis, b. 1803 d. 1882, was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer. Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy and the Director of the Cambridge Observatory. He investigated a wide range of physical phenomena.

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  • 1845 CUBAN DOCUMENT Granting RIGHTS to a BLACK SLAVE Signed by GENERAL O'DONNELL by General Leopold O'Donnell 1845 CUBAN DOCUMENT Granting RIGHTS to a BLACK SLAVE Signed by GENERAL O'DONNELL
    General Leopold O'Donnell

    1845 Handwritten Document with Official Stamps. The document grants freedom of travel within Cuba to a Black Slave. SIGNED by LEOPOLDO O'DONNELL "PRESIDENTE GOVERNATOR Y CAPITAN GENERAL." An unusual document, because General Leopoldo O'Donnel is mostly remembered for his ordering the roundup, torture, and massacre of thousands of slaves in 1844, a year that became known as "The Year of the Lash". Handwritten on a single sheet of watermarked paper, 8.5x12", written on one side only though the ink shows through to the backside. GOOD condition. Leopoldo O'Donnel underlined his signature very firmly which caused a thin ear

    along the underlining. The paper has toned with age. Overall still solid with writing and stamps that are bright and clear. About…

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    1845 Handwritten Document with Official Stamps. The document grants freedom of travel within Cuba to a Black Slave. SIGNED by LEOPOLDO O'DONNELL "PRESIDENTE GOVERNATOR Y CAPITAN GENERAL." An unusual document, because General Leopoldo O'Donnel is mostly remembered for his ordering the roundup, torture, and massacre of thousands of slaves in 1844, a year that became known as "The Year of the Lash". Handwritten on a single sheet of watermarked paper, 8.5x12", written on one side only though the ink shows through to the backside. GOOD condition. Leopoldo O'Donnel underlined his signature very firmly which caused a thin ear

    along the underlining. The paper has toned with age. Overall still solid with writing and stamps that are bright and clear. About LEOPOLDO O'DONNELL (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******Don Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, 1st Duke of Tetuan, 1st Count of Lucena, 1st Viscount of Aliaga, Grandee of Spain, (Spanish: Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, I duque de Tetuán, I conde de Lucena, I vizconde de Aliaga, grande de España) (12 January 1809 - 5 November 1867), was a Spanish general and statesman. He was of Irish paternal descent, a descendant of Calvagh O'Donnell, Rí of Tyrconnell. He was born at Santa Cruz de Tenerife a son of Carlos O'Donnell y Anethan (born 1768) and wife Josefa Jorris y Casaviella, and paternal grandson of José O'Donnell y O'Donnell and wife Marie Anne d'Anethan. He had an uncle Francisco and an aunt Beatriz, married to Manuel Pombo y Ante (1769-1829), and had issue. O'Donnell was a strong supporter of the Cristinos, and backed the regency of Maria Cristina in the 1830s.

    When General Baldomero Espartero seized power in 1840, O'Donnell went into exile with Maria Cristina, and was involved in an attempted coup against Espartero in 1841. O'Donnell was soon back in power and was sent to Cuba as Captain General in October 1843. He is credited with the massacre of 1844 known as the repression of La Escalera. Thousands of slaves and "free-coloured" people in Cuba ended up in dark dungeons, were tortured and executed in what became known as the 'year of the lash'.******

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  • 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BARNUM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Barnum 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BARNUM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Barnum

    FOUR PAGE MANUSCRIPT LETTER, written on a single-fold four-page sheet of paper, each page 8.5" x 9.75". A personal letter, full of flights of fancy, talk of spirits, advice for overcoming grief, humor (give them a kiss for me - or don't you do such a thing?), etc. WRITTEN BY A SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FREE-MASON GRAND MASTER and GRAND COMMANDER in MAINE, and Resident of SACO and BANGOR MAINE and ROXBURY MASSACHUSETTS. You can find information on GRAND MASTER EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM on various MASONIC related websites. You can research the GENEALOGY of EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM, SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION on the Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society, website.

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  • 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON by JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON
    JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon

    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER -…

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    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER - Written during the time J-E PLANCHON was investigating the cause of the destruction of grape vines throughout Europe. Much of the letter discusses botany, with botanical words such as: Chènes, Coccus, Gramutii, Pulvinatus, Chermes, Cultivés, Coquilles, Èspece, etc. Much of the letter has to do with scale insects, a specialty of the letter's recipient, DR. V.-A. SIGNORET. The letter is dated: Montpellier le 10 Decembre 1867. It appears that the letter was originally sent to GUSTAVE PLANCHON, the brother of JULES EMILE PLANCHON, in response to a booklet written by Gustave Planchon titled: LE KERMES DU CHENE - AUX POINTS DE VUE ZOOLOGIQUE, COMMERCIAL & PHARMACEUTIQUE. But the letter by Signoret to Gustave Planchon was either intercepted by or forwarded to Jules Emile Planchon, who read it and responded to it. THE LETTER IN THIS AUCTION IS THE LETTER BY J.-E. PLANCHON to SIGNORET, it DOES NOT include the assumed letter written by Signoret to Gustave. However... GUSTAVE'S BOOKLET IS INCLUDED. The booklet has printed blue wrappers, sewn binding, 5.25x8.25", 47 pages. Published in PARIS and MONTPELLIER, 1864. The booklet is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON at the top of the front cover: "hommage de l'auteur / Gustave Planchon (signed)". The booklet has the ink-stamped signature of SIGNORET on the half-title page, again on page 7 (the beginning of the text), and a third time on the blank bottom of the last page (page 47).

    Handwritten on the front cover, presumably by SIGNORET is "ecrit à M. Planchon le 21 Nbre 1867". This corresponds nicely with the December 10, 1867, date on the letter by E.-J. Planchon to (presumably) Signoret. The booklet also has a handwritten, single-line, relevant note on page 23, presumably by Signoret. ALSO INCLUDED are TWO BOOKLETS on GRAPE VINES and VINEYARDS by J. E. PLANCHON. (1) An 8 page booklet titled "LA PHTHIRIOSE ou PEDICULAIRE DE LA VIGNE CHEZ LES ANCIENS - Et Les Cochenilles de la VIGNE Chez Les Modernes". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1870. (2) A 16 page booklet titled "NOTES ENTOMOLOGIQUES SUR LE PHYLLOXERA VASTATRIX". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1869. IN SUMMARY, THIS AUCTION IS FOR: (1) A 3-PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY JULES-EMILE PLANCHON. (2) A 42 PAGE Booklet by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, SIGNED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, and owned by VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET, with his stamped Signature and Handwritten notes. (3) AN 8 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on VINES both Ancient and Modern. (4) A 16 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on PHYLLOXERA, the Plague that was destroying the Vineyards of France and Europe. CONDITION: The letter is solid, there are some stains, spots, creases and edge toning but the writing is clear throughout. The letter has a number of folds from where it was folded, presumably to fit into a small envelope.

    The booklet by Gustave Planchon has a couple of creases and spots, but remains solid and nice.

    The 8 page booklet has some creases but remains sturdy, bright and clean. The 16 page booklet is soiled, has edge wear, creases, and tears, has some foxing, and has some early previous owner's margin marks and text underlining.

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  • 1868-1869 PORTOBELLO ROAD / PORTOBELLO ESTATE, LONDON - 62 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES with PLAT MAPS by CHARLES HENRY BLAKE, John Parson, Henry Bessemer, The Freehold Securities Company, The Land And House Investment Society, et al 1868-1869 PORTOBELLO ROAD / PORTOBELLO ESTATE, LONDON - 62 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES with PLAT MAPS
    CHARLES HENRY BLAKE, John Parson, Henry Bessemer, The Freehold Securities Company, The Land And House Investment Society, et al

    SIXTY-TWO (62) ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES relating to the PORTOBELLO ESTATE / PORTOBELLO ROAD AREA in NOTTING HILL, LONDON, accompanied with 62 HAND DRAWN COLOR PLAT MAPS, a CONVEYANCE and LEASE SCHEDULES. ALL are SIGNED by various notable individuals. These important real estate transactions took place in 1868 and 1869. Bound in hard covers.

    The main SELLER of the properties was CHARLES HENRY BLAKE and the main BUYERS were THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, JOHN PARSON, and THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Sixty-one of the 62 indentures were transactions where C. H. Blake was the seller. Other individuals named in the indentures and conveyance include HENRY BESSEMER, Henry Hyde, William Honeywood, William Burchell the Younger, and other wealthy, movers and…

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    SIXTY-TWO (62) ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES relating to the PORTOBELLO ESTATE / PORTOBELLO ROAD AREA in NOTTING HILL, LONDON, accompanied with 62 HAND DRAWN COLOR PLAT MAPS, a CONVEYANCE and LEASE SCHEDULES. ALL are SIGNED by various notable individuals. These important real estate transactions took place in 1868 and 1869. Bound in hard covers.

    The main SELLER of the properties was CHARLES HENRY BLAKE and the main BUYERS were THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, JOHN PARSON, and THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Sixty-one of the 62 indentures were transactions where C. H. Blake was the seller. Other individuals named in the indentures and conveyance include HENRY BESSEMER, Henry Hyde, William Honeywood, William Burchell the Younger, and other wealthy, movers and shakers of the day. Frank Richardson, Solicitor for both The Freehold Securities Company and The Land And House Investment Society, signed many of the indentures as a witness.

    The indentures and conveyance are bound in a book that was presumably made to hold them. Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, five raised spine bands, gilt title "PORTOBELLO ESTATE" on the front cover, 10x15 inches (25x38 cm), 147 pages (74 leaves). The indentures are all printed on watermarked laid paper.

    The first item is a long manuscript CONVEYANCE titled: "PORTOBELLO ESTATE In the parish of Saint Mary Abbott Kensington in the County of Middlesex - Copy of the CONVEYANCE of the above property to HENRY BESSEMER ESQUIRE and of the LEASES for which said property is subject". The INDENTURE that is part of the Conveyance is dated the 16th day of December 1869. It is 21 pages long and includes a FULL PAGE HAND COLORED PLAT MAP showing the properties on Golbourne (Golborne) Road between Portobello Road and Wornington Road, and a LEASE SCHEDULE that fully describes each parcel. Numerous signatures at the end of the Indenture / Conveyance.

    The subsequent 61 INDENTURES are between CHARLES HENRY BLAKE of Stanley Crescent, Notting Hill, in the County of Middlesex, and either JOHN PARSON, or THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, or THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Nineteen are dated in 1868, the others in 1869.

    Each Indenture has a hand drawn plat map of the property in question, all presumably part of the Portobello Estate. Most of the indentures are 2 pages long, some longer.

    Condition: The covers have some old water staining / shorelining, scrapes, rubs, and general wear; the gilt title "Portobello Estate" is rubbed; else the covers are solid and doing their job well. The front and rear endpapers are recent. The bound in indentures have gray and brown stains, substantial on many of the pages, present on all the pages. Perhaps these are ink blotter stains, or offsetting from where these indentures were originally stored, or simply caused by unstable ink and colors, I do not know. The good news is that the manuscript writing is FULLY VISIBLE AND LEGIBLE beneath all the stains. The first two leaves have a 2x2.5 inch (5x7 cm) area of tearing, mostly in the blank spine gutter area but affecting some text words. The tears could be archivally repaired. The first two leaves, and a couple other pages, have a pea size hole that affects some letters. There is 1/2 inch (1 cm) of worming to the bottom blank margin of the last 3 leaves. The last leaf has a quarter (the U.S. coin) size hole in its center affecting some words. This last leaf is blank on the verso, so the affected words are only on the recto.

    An incredible group of important historic indentures with plat maps showing the Victorian Era property sales of the PORTOBELLO ESTATE that led to the development of the fashionable PORTOBELLO ROAD / NOTTING HILL region of London that we know today.

    This archive of PORTOBELLO ROAD indentures belongs in a museum, imho.

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  • 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL
    EDWARD MATTHEW WARD

    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much…

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    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much envy you your Roman trip which must have been very enjoyable to you more [especially] in such excellent companionship of Mr. W. Wood who must be so au fait in all that belongs to the Eternal City, and the funeral of the gook King must have been very [impressive] and interesting and a thing to have seen. It is now nearly thirty eight years since I was in Rome, where I remained three years, but I have a most vivid recollection of it & all its glories, & still live in hopes of again seeing it before I die, though at present I see no probability of my being able to enjoy so great a pleasure in [the] future. It must have greatly altered since I was there & I have no doubt in the main for the better, especially in a sanitary point of view, though perhaps not altogether in [picturesqueness], but on one point I am sure it must have done so & that is in its government which when I was there was simply diabolical. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing your father down here during his stay in London and immediately on receiving your letter yesterday I wrote a letter off to him at Wootton to be forwarded & I have no doubt that he will receive it tomorrow. I shall however send him a line to the Reform Club to make matters more sure, as I am most anxious for him to come down here and see the Windsor Tapestry Manufactory should he be able to spare the time. Mrs. Ward unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs. Gaskell & the rest of your family circle. & believe me, Yours ever Sincerely, E. M. Ward". CONDITION: The letter has a vertical and horizontal fold, perhaps from being folded to fit into a small envelope. The blank backside has paper remnants, as if the letter had been glued to a mount at some point and later removed. There is a small ink-stamped name on the black backside "K. J. Turner". The writing remains bright, clear and fully legible. Edward Matthew Ward RA (London 14 July 1816 - 15 January 1879) was an English Victorian narrative painter best known for his murals in the Palace of Westminster depicting episodes in British history from the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution.

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  • 1880 HISTORY of the MORISON or MORRISON FAMILY New Hampshire SIGNED & INSCRIBED by LEONARD A. MORRISON 1880 HISTORY of the MORISON or MORRISON FAMILY New Hampshire SIGNED & INSCRIBED
    LEONARD A. MORRISON

    THE HISTORY of the MORISON or MORRISON FAMILY, by LEONARD A. MORRISON. Subtitled: With most of the "Traditions of the Morrisons" (clan MacGillemhuire), hereditary judges of Lewis, by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, of Scotland, and a record of the descendants of the hereditary judges to 1880. A complete history of the Morison settlers of Londonderry, N.H. (New Hampshire), of 1719, and their descendants, with genealogical sketches. Also, of the Brentwood, Nottingham, and Sanbornton, N.H. Morisons, and branches of the Morisons who settled in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Nova Scotia, and descendants of the Morisons of Preston Grange, Scotland, and other families. Published by A WILLIAMS & CO., BOSTON, MASS., 1880. First Edition, with the date 1880 on both the…

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    THE HISTORY of the MORISON or MORRISON FAMILY, by LEONARD A. MORRISON. Subtitled: With most of the "Traditions of the Morrisons" (clan MacGillemhuire), hereditary judges of Lewis, by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, of Scotland, and a record of the descendants of the hereditary judges to 1880. A complete history of the Morison settlers of Londonderry, N.H. (New Hampshire), of 1719, and their descendants, with genealogical sketches. Also, of the Brentwood, Nottingham, and Sanbornton, N.H. Morisons, and branches of the Morisons who settled in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Nova Scotia, and descendants of the Morisons of Preston Grange, Scotland, and other families. Published by A WILLIAMS & CO., BOSTON, MASS., 1880. First Edition, with the date 1880 on both the copyright and title page. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on the first blank page: "ERNEST N. MORISON / from his father / Dec. 27, 1880." Also SIGNED on the following blank page: "ERNEST N. MORISON / Dec. 27, 1880." Wonderful Provenance! Hardcover book, brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, 6x9.5 inches, 468 pages. Includes numerous portrait plates of various Morisons, Morrisons and related; plus there is a fold open map of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. FAIR condition. The covers are very worn, frayed, worn and chipped at the spine ends, worn through and frayed at the corners, scraped at the edges, and rubbed; nonetheless the covers are original and still doing their job. Internally, the front and rear endpapers are lacking, the front and rear hinges are split and rough but holding, there is light water staining to the top margin of many of the pages, not affecting text, there is foxing, most noticeably on the margins of the plates and on the plates' tissue guards; a few of the plates tissue guards are lacking, including one for the frontispiece; the frontispiece has offsetting from the ink signature on its backside; and there is some corner creasing, edge wear, spotting and smudging here and there; overall the inner pages remain rather nice, with printing that is bright and clear. The fold open map has a 2 inch tear on each side of the horizontal center fold, and some creases, but is still sturdy, bright and opens well. 1880 First Edition Copy, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by a MORISON in the same year as its publication.

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  • 1886 S.R. CROCKETT His First Book DULCE COR with ASSOCIATION to WILLIAM SHARP (aka FIONA MACLEOD) First Edition SCOTTISH WRITERS by Samuel Rutherford Crockett, William Sharp, Fiona Macleod 1886 S.R. CROCKETT His First Book DULCE COR with ASSOCIATION to WILLIAM SHARP (aka FIONA MACLEOD) First Edition SCOTTISH WRITERS
    Samuel Rutherford Crockett, William Sharp, Fiona Macleod

    DULCE COR: Being the POEMS of FORD BERÊTON (pseudonym of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD CROCKETT). LONDON: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., MDCCCLXXXVI (1886). First Edition. Hardcovers, olive green cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: xii, 200 pages. Frontispiece portrait and one plate, both with their tissue guards. This is the FIRST BOOK by the SCOTTISH writer S.R. CROCKETT, b. 1860 d. 1914. It is a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym FORD BERÊTON. The book was published the year Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years later, and after resigning his ministry, that Crockett would begin publishing his famous SCOTTISH STORIES, beginning with his successful THE…

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    DULCE COR: Being the POEMS of FORD BERÊTON (pseudonym of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD CROCKETT). LONDON: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., MDCCCLXXXVI (1886). First Edition. Hardcovers, olive green cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: xii, 200 pages. Frontispiece portrait and one plate, both with their tissue guards. This is the FIRST BOOK by the SCOTTISH writer S.R. CROCKETT, b. 1860 d. 1914. It is a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym FORD BERÊTON. The book was published the year Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years later, and after resigning his ministry, that Crockett would begin publishing his famous SCOTTISH STORIES, beginning with his successful THE STICKIT MINISTER. This copy has an IMPORTANT SCOTTISH LITERARY ASSOCIATION, with the penciled ownership SIGNATURE and handwritten ADDRESS of Scottish writer WILLIAM SHARP on the half title page. William Sharp wrote under his name and under the pseudonym of FIONA MACLEOD. He was a contemporary of Samuel Crockett. He was also a contemporary of William Butler Yeats who reportedly liked the writing of Fiona Macleod but not the writing of William Sharp. There is a lovely pictorial bookplate of Albert Harrison on the front pastedown. I have no idea who he might be. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corner tips, there is foxing here and there, most noticeable on the first and last few pages, the leaf consisting of pages 95/96 is missing its upper corner (probably from being roughly cut open), not affecting text; otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The penciled signature and handwritten address of William Sharp are clear and legible. About S.R. CROCKETT (from Wikipedia): ******Samuel Rutherford Crockett, b.1859 d.1914, who published under the name S. R. CROCKETT, was a Scottish novelist. After some years of travel, he became in 1886 an Ordained Minister of Penicuik. During the same year as his ordination, his first book, Dulce Cor (Latin: Sweet Heart), a collection of verse under the pseudonym Ford Brereton, was published. That was the only book he published until he abandoned the ministry to become a writer. The success of J. M. Barrie and the Kailyard school of sentimental, homey writing had already created a demand for stories in Lowland Scots, when Crockett published his successful story of The Stickit Minister in 1893. It was followed by a rapidly produced series of popular novels frequently featuring the history of Scotland or his native Galloway. Crockett made considerable sums of money from his writing and was a friend and correspondent of R. L. Stevenson. A substantial number of his works have been republished since the 100th anniversary of his death.****** About WILLIAM SHARP / FIONA MACLEOD (from Wikipedia): ******William Sharp, b.1855 d.1905, was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona Macleod, a pseudonym kept almost completely secret during his lifetime. Sharp's poem THE LONELY HUNTER inspired the title of Carson McCullers debut novel THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. His poem contains the lines "Deep in the heart of Summer, sweet is life to me still, But my heart is a lonely hunter, that hunts on a lonely hill". In Disney's 2017 movie production of Beauty and the Beast, Belle recites to the Beast several lines of Sharp's poem A Crystal Forest: "Each branch, each twig, each blade of grass, / Seems clad miraculously with glass".******

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  • 1896 THREE GRINGOS in VENEZUELA Richard Harding Davis 1st Ed. Illustrated SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Richard Harding Davis 1896 THREE GRINGOS in VENEZUELA Richard Harding Davis 1st Ed. Illustrated SIGNED & INSCRIBED
    Richard Harding Davis

    THREE GRINGOS IN VENEZUELA AND CENTRAL AMERICA, by RICHARD HARDING DAVIS. An illustrated account of a journey made by Davis and some of his friends from New Orleans to Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, ending up in Venezuela. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by RICHARD HARDING DAVIS to his friend and editor JOHN RUSSELL DAVIDSON on the front free endpaper: "To John R. Davidson / with the best wishes / of his friend / Richard Harding Davis". John Russell Davidson's ownership bookplate is on the front pastedown. John Russell Davidson worked at Harper & Brothers, eventually leaving to set up his own literary agency. He was likely Richard Harding Davis' editor at Harper, and the editor of this book. I found this…

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    THREE GRINGOS IN VENEZUELA AND CENTRAL AMERICA, by RICHARD HARDING DAVIS. An illustrated account of a journey made by Davis and some of his friends from New Orleans to Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, ending up in Venezuela. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by RICHARD HARDING DAVIS to his friend and editor JOHN RUSSELL DAVIDSON on the front free endpaper: "To John R. Davidson / with the best wishes / of his friend / Richard Harding Davis". John Russell Davidson's ownership bookplate is on the front pastedown. John Russell Davidson worked at Harper & Brothers, eventually leaving to set up his own literary agency. He was likely Richard Harding Davis' editor at Harper, and the editor of this book. I found this blurb about Davidson in a 1900 issue of The Independent: "Mr. John Russell Davidson lately of Harper & Brothers has opened The Authors Agency in New York City for the placing of manuscripts. Mr. Davidson has references from some of the best known literary people in this country." Hardcover book, gilt titling and silver design on the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued, 5x7.5 inches. Illustrated with 60+ drawings, photographs, portraits, and maps. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1896. First edition, first printing, with the date 1896 on both the title page and copyright page, with no indication of additional printings. GOOD condition: The covers have some rubs, light spots and stains, general soiling, and sunning / darkening to the spine and edges; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and the gilt lettering and silver designs remain bright. Internally very nice, just lightly used, the pages are still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The illustrations all remain bright and clear.

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  • 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics by Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics
    Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT

    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS…

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    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS PARA EL CALCULO DE UNA ORBITA COMETARIA", no publication place or date. Bound in a FINE BINDING by M. PEREZ NAVAS with a small embossed label at the bottom margin of the inside rear cover that states: "ENCUADERNACIÓN / M PEREZ NAVAS / TLF 21310 / CARACAS". Calf Leather Spine and Corners with Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling to the spine, 9x11 inches. Pagination: (1) Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES, xiv, 123, [1] pages. (2) ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS, 70 pages. (3) METODO DE OLBERS, 14 pages (pages numbered 241 to 254). Previously the

    COPY of an ASTRONOMER / MATHEMATICIAN, perhaps a professor or student. There are 11 LENGTHY HANDWRITTEN MATHEMATICAL NOTES tipped in to 7 printed pages that refer to the subject matter on those pages. There are also relevant margin notes, in French, equations and marks here and there. All the tipped in paper and margin notes are on the first 37 pages of the Tisserand / Perchot work. GOOD CONDITION: The finely bound covers are very good, with some scrapes to the leather and paper covered boards, overall quite lovely. Internally, the pages are lightly toned; there is some foxing throughout, heavy on the last few pages; there are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, and some tipped in pages of handwritten notes, as stated above; there are corner creases to the latter pages and some signs of handling here and there; overall a solid, nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS** by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE 1912 C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE Marriage of Captain Kettle **SIGNED with LONG HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION re: OCCUPATION of BELGIUM by the NAZIS**
    C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE

    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes…

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    THE MARRIAGE OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianaplis, 1912.

    SIGNED following a LONG INSCRIPTION by C.J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE on the front free endpaper.

    "Modern Civilization has never been conquered (?) for long. We saw that in Egypt. It may be expensive to clear out the invasions of an inferior race, but it is always done sooner or later, generally by extermination. Presently Belgium will come to her own again, will (???) the surviving families of the Huns. / CJ Cutcliffe Hyne / Heaton Lodge / Bradford / 8 Dec 1914."

    The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher so the above is only a partial transcription. However, the inscription clearly shows Hynes belief that Belgium will eventually eliminate the invading and occupying Germans from its land. (Belgium was invaded and occupied by German troops beginning in August 1914, just a few months before this inscription was written. The occupation lasted until the end of WWI in 1918.)

    Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, embossed design on front cover and spine, 5x7.5 inches, 373 pages plus some unnumbered prelim pages.

    GOOD condition: Light wear and a few small spots to the covers, a previous owner's brief gift inscription on the front pastedown (dated in the same month and year as Cutliffe Hyne's inscription, so perhaps related in some way), offsetting to the front free endpaper, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Scarce with Cutliffe Hyne's long and interesting inscription on the front free endpaper.

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  • 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE by Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association) 1913 IRVIN S. COBB Book SIGNED & INSCRIBED to FRIEND & FELLOW AUTHOR SAMUEL G. BLYTHE
    Irvin S. Cobb (Samuel G. Blythe association)

    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American…

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    BACK HOME, by IRVIN S. COBB. A novel based in Kentucky, a collection of short stories about a fictional Kentucky judge, Judge Priest. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IRVIN COBB on the front free endpaper to His Friend and Colleague S(amuel G.) Blythe: "Jan 14, 1913 / To Old S. Blythe / from Young I. Cobb". Samuel G. Blythe, 1868-1947, was a friend of Irvin S. Cobb, and it was Blythe who brought Cobb to the New York World newspaper where Cobb eventually became the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. At the time that Cobb was hired, Blythe was head of the paper's Washington Bureau. Both Irvin S. Cobb and Samuel G. Blythe are renowned early American humorists, columnists and reporters. One of Blythe's books, The Fun of Getting Thin, is still in print, and very funny. The humor in Cobb's inscription in this book is in the fact that Blythe is not much older than "young" Cobb, 1876-1944. Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, gilt title background on the front cover, gilt titling on the spine, 5x8 inches, 348 pages. Illustrated with 10 b&w plates. VERY GOOD condition, the cover's corner tips are slightly bumped, there is some wear to the spine ends, the spine gilt is somewhat faded, the inner pages are lightly toned at the margins, overall the book is very nice - tight, bright, clean and unmarked (except for the author's inscription, of course). An attractive and very presentable copy. The intimate inside joke inscription by Cobb to his friend Blythe makes this book special.

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  • 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition
    EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER

    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge,…

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    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge, not affecting text. The tear is tape repaired on the backside. (The closed tear does not show up in the photos, but it is there.) The leaf is rather fragile and is now housed in a plastic sleeve, for protection. Published by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1915. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1915 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book, 6x7.5 inches, 150 pages. Illustrated throughout with lovely color drawings. GOOD condition. The front cover has a 3 inch thin bubble line, and a bump to its top edge; the rear cover has soiling and its upper front corner is bumped; nonetheless the covers are bright and doing their job well. The front and rear endpapers are toned; the page with the inscription is toned, disbound (as noted above), has a 1 inch closed tear starting at its top edge, and has tape to its upper corner on the written side and a couple strips of tape on its blank verso; pages 62 to 92 are creased at their upper edge; overall a nice copy that is bright, clean, and clear. RARE with the lovely HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION of EULALIE GROVER. About EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER (from the University of Pennsylvania website): ******Eulalie Osgood Grover was born on June 22, 1873 in Mantorville, Minnesota. She authored the SUNBONNET BABIES series, starting with The Sunbonnet Babies Primer, which was published in 1902. The books were based around a 150 word vocabulary and included songs which were used in schools throughout the United States. Her illustrator for the Sunbonnet series, Bertha L. Corbett, later Bertha Corbett Melcher, studied in Philadelphia under Howard Pyle. In 1905, Grover wrote a second series,

    The Overall Boys. She published twenty-seven books, including

    SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND (1915) and The Overall Boys in Switzerland (1916), drawing from her travels in Europe. These books were used by second and third grade students as geography textbooks. She also edited a book of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition (1915). She died in Winter Park, Florida on December 18, 1958.******

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  • 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy by James Huneker 1920 JAMES HUNEKER Painted Veils SIGNED & INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIAL SLIPCASE First Edition Association Copy
    James Huneker

    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum…

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    PAINTED VEILS, by JAMES HUNEKER. SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY in SPECIALLY PRODUCED PRESENTATION SLIPCASE. Association Copy: Signed and Inscribed to THOMAS L. RAYMOND who was twice MAYOR of NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, and a friend of Huneker. The book is one of 1200 SIGNED and NUMBERED copies.

    However, THIS COPY has "Presentation" handwritten by Huneker instead of a number, and the HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION:"For Thomas L. Raymond / My friend The Mayor / James Huneker" below the printed statement of limitation. In addition, Huneker has hand corrected a single work on the last page, crossing out the word "lamp" and changing it to "map". Published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, vellum spine and blue paper covered boards, spine title label with gilt titling and gilt border, 6.5x10 inches, 294 pages plus 2 unnumbered final pages. With blue paper DUSTJACKET (same textured blue paper as used on the endpapers) that is printed in black on the spine with the title and the following statement: "Privately Printed For Subscribers Only". This special Presentation Copy comes with a Presentation Slipcase and Chemise (a folding encasement that protects the book when it slides in and out of the slipcase).

    The slipcase is half leather with five raised spine bands and gilt lettering, including the words "PRESENTATION COPY" and the place/date "NEW YORK 1920". James Huneker died in 1921, the year after he signed and presented this copy. Condition: VERY GOOD BOOK, light sunning and a bit of corner tip wear to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and clear, a solid, very nice book; in a complete but only FAIR DUSTJACKET, fair because the dj is completely split along the front spine fold and is starting to split on the rear spine fold and both splits have been repaired / reinforced with clear tape on the backside of the dj, the dj is also sunned / toned at the spine; in a VERY GOOD CHEMISE; in a GOOD PLUS SLIPCASE that has some rubs/scrapes to the spine and to the front corners but is still solid, lovely and doing its job well. RARE FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY, in a SPECIAL PRESENTATION SLIPCASE and CHEMISE. About James Huneker (from Wikipedia): ******JAMES HUNEKER, b. 1857 d. 1921, was one of America's leading literary and music critics, and the author of several novels... Few American writers elicited the adulation that Huneker received from his colleagues in his lifetime and immediately after his death. "There was no one like him," art critic Henry McBride wrote of Huneker. "His strength lay in his knowledge of life and his ability to write." Art historian Jerome Mellquist agreed, noting that "Huneker could impart a grace and a quality of spiritual audacity unsurpassed by any critic of his generation."

    Huneker's friend H. L. Mencken described his dinner table conversation as "a really amazing compound of scandalous anecdotes, shrewd judgments, and devastating witticisms." Numerous memoirs from the period recall him as an unforgettable personality... PAINTED VEILS, published in the last year of his life, was considered a racy novel.****** Thomas Lynch Raymond, Jr.

    (to whom the book was inscribed and presented), b. 1875 d. 1928, served two nonconsecutive terms as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1915 to 1917 and again from 1925 to 1928.

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  • 1920 LA MUSICA POPULAR de AMERICA LATINA - SIGNED by CUBAN COMPOSER JOAQUIN NIN by A. L. CORTIJO (Joqguin Nin) 1920 LA MUSICA POPULAR de AMERICA LATINA - SIGNED by CUBAN COMPOSER JOAQUIN NIN
    A. L. CORTIJO (Joqguin Nin)

    LA MÚSICA POPULAR y los MÚSICOS CÉLEBRES de la AMÉRICA LATINA, por A. L. CORTIJO. (POPULAR MUSIC and CELEBRATED MUSIC of LATIN AMERICA, by A. L. CORTIJO.) Published by Casa Editorial Maucci, BARCELONA, Spain, undated but circa 1920. SIGNED (Initialed) and DATED 1930 by JOAQUIN NIN on the title page. Softcovers,

    5.5x8.5", 446 pages. Illustrated with drawings and musical snippets. CONDITION: LACKING FRONT COVER AND PRELIMS (first page is the title page); spine covering mostly chipped off, rear cover present but very worn; the first few signatures are disbound and loose, and the rest of the binding is very shaky with some signatures loose and many almost loose; some dark dime size stains here and there throughout (mostly in the…

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    LA MÚSICA POPULAR y los MÚSICOS CÉLEBRES de la AMÉRICA LATINA, por A. L. CORTIJO. (POPULAR MUSIC and CELEBRATED MUSIC of LATIN AMERICA, by A. L. CORTIJO.) Published by Casa Editorial Maucci, BARCELONA, Spain, undated but circa 1920. SIGNED (Initialed) and DATED 1930 by JOAQUIN NIN on the title page. Softcovers,

    5.5x8.5", 446 pages. Illustrated with drawings and musical snippets. CONDITION: LACKING FRONT COVER AND PRELIMS (first page is the title page); spine covering mostly chipped off, rear cover present but very worn; the first few signatures are disbound and loose, and the rest of the binding is very shaky with some signatures loose and many almost loose; some dark dime size stains here and there throughout (mostly in the blank front or bottom margin); some margin marks; the first few pages have edge wear; nonetheless a textually complete copy of this important book, SIGNED (Initialed) by one of the great Composers and Arrangers of Spanish Music, Joaquin Nin. About JOAQUIN NIN (from Wikipedia): ******Joaquín Nin y Castellanos (September 29, 1879, Havana - October 24, 1949, Havana) was a Cuban pianist and composer. Nin studied piano with Moritz Moszkowski and composition at the Schola Cantorum (where he taught from 1906 to 1908). He toured as a pianist and was known as a COMPOSER and ARRANGER of POPULAR SPANISH FOLK MUSIC. Nin was a member of the Spanish Academy and the French Legion of Honor. He was the father of Thorvald Nin, composer Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and writer Anaïs Nin with singer Rosa Culmell. In her diaries and fiction, his psychoanalytically oriented writer daughter Anaïs Nin often attempts to explain her own personality and problems by recalling how her father treated her as a child. She was also close to him off and on as an adult. Her "unexpurgated" diary volume Incest: From a Journal of Love describes an adult incestuous relationship with him. He also appears in her fiction. She describes him as an egotistical Don Juan, and she imitated him at times by being a "Doña Juana".******

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  • 1923 DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH - IN THE LAND OF COTTON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH 1923 DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH - IN THE LAND OF COTTON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed.
    DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH

    IN THE LAND OF COTTON, by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH. SPECIAL & RARE copy that is SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author, DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH, to noted TEXAN, DR. J.W. TORBETT (John Walter Torbett): "For Dr. J. W. Torbett, whose ministrations are good for the soul and the mind as well as the body, with appreciation of his delightful hospitality. / from / Dorothy Scarborough / July 12, 1923". Dr. J.W. Torbett lived in Marlin, Texas. He was a highly regarded Physician, and an Author who wrote about his home town, and poetry. Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1923. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1923 on both the title page and copyright page, with the statement: "Set up and…

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    IN THE LAND OF COTTON, by DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH. SPECIAL & RARE copy that is SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author, DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH, to noted TEXAN, DR. J.W. TORBETT (John Walter Torbett): "For Dr. J. W. Torbett, whose ministrations are good for the soul and the mind as well as the body, with appreciation of his delightful hospitality. / from / Dorothy Scarborough / July 12, 1923". Dr. J.W. Torbett lived in Marlin, Texas. He was a highly regarded Physician, and an Author who wrote about his home town, and poetry. Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1923. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1923 on both the title page and copyright page, with the statement: "Set up and electrotyped. Published March, 1923" on the copyright page, and with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 5.5 x 7.75 inches, 370 pages. FAIR condition because the covers spine, margins next to the spine, and edges, are heavily scraped, scratched, rubbed and worn; otherwise the book is in Good condition, the front cover design remains bright and attractive, the endpapers are toned, as normal, the rear inner hinge is cracked but holding very well, the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the author's inscription is clear, bright and fully legible. Wonderful Inscribed Book with a Bad Spine. Story of childhood on a Texas cotton plantation. This was Scarborough's first novel. She is best known for her novel, The Wind, which depicts the loneliness of small town life in Texas. There is much about DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH on Wikipedia. Story of childhood on a Texas cotton plantation. This was Scarborough's

    first novel. She is best known for her novel, The Wind, which depicts the loneliness of small town life in Texas.

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  • 1927 WALLACE BEERY **SIGNED LETTER** on PERSONAL STATIONERY Great Content by Wallace Beery 1927 WALLACE BEERY **SIGNED LETTER** on PERSONAL STATIONERY Great Content
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    WALLACE BEERY. Typed HAND SIGNED Letter on PERSONAL STATIONERY. Letter dictated to and typed by his secretary, hand autographed by Wallace Beery. The letter is undated but circa 1927, easily dated by the films he mentions that he just finished and is planning to star in, including THE BIG SNEEZE, whose name was changed to NOW WE'RE IN DUTCH and again to WIFE SAVERS. WIFE SAVERS was released by Paramount in 1927 and reviewed in the NY TIMES also in 1927, but now is a "Lost Film" never to be seen again. All copies of the film were either wiped by the studio to reclaim their silver, or otherwise lost or destroyed. Single page, 7.25x10.5 inches, watermarked paper, personal printed…

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    WALLACE BEERY. Typed HAND SIGNED Letter on PERSONAL STATIONERY. Letter dictated to and typed by his secretary, hand autographed by Wallace Beery. The letter is undated but circa 1927, easily dated by the films he mentions that he just finished and is planning to star in, including THE BIG SNEEZE, whose name was changed to NOW WE'RE IN DUTCH and again to WIFE SAVERS. WIFE SAVERS was released by Paramount in 1927 and reviewed in the NY TIMES also in 1927, but now is a "Lost Film" never to be seen again. All copies of the film were either wiped by the studio to reclaim their silver, or otherwise lost or destroyed. Single page, 7.25x10.5 inches, watermarked paper, personal printed letterhead stating "WALLACE BEERY / HOLLYWOOD". The letter discusses Beery's films and film activities at Paramount, where he was under contract from 1925 through 1929. Films he mentions are: OLD IRONSIDES, WE'RE IN THE NAVY NOW, CASEY AT THE BAT, and THE BIG SNEEZE. These were all silent films produced and distributed by Paramount. Beery left Paramount and signed with MGM in 1930. Many Silent Era stars were let go by Paramount in 1929 at the end of the silent era. GOOD condition. There is a single horizontal fold across the middle of the letter, the fold is split for 1.5 inches starting at its left side; there are some light creases from handling, there is a small chip to the upper right corner tip, the letter is lightly toned; overall bright and clear. A wonderful letter full of Wallace Beery humor and thoughts on working with Paramount on various silent films in 1927, including one that has been lost forever.

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