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Manuscripts

Documentation that has not been compiled into books serves as an invaluable record of history and human interest in the form of manuscripts. Manuscripts are included in most libraries and can be found in many private collections. This documentation takes the form of letters, diaries, legal records, essays, plays, poems, on anything from notes on scientific research to articles on women’s rights.

Manuscripts are often just as valuable, or more so, than a rare book. Original manuscripts are a primary source from the writer that has not been subjected to mass-market publishing. Often, antique manuscripts only exist in leaves and fragments, a sad but precious tribute to those who wished to preserve their contents for posterity. Library manuscript departments provide only limited access to... Read more

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September 5 1774 Manuscript Document Defying the Tyranny of the Intolerable Acts

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$7,000 (starting bid)

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1837 US Army General (Alexander Macomb's) Manuscript for his Courts Martial Book

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$3,500 (starting bid)

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Mughal Manuscripts and Portrait

April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Staten Generaal

May 1, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Zorneding, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Handwritten ketuba. Delitzsch [Germany], 1879

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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Handwritten ketuba, ????? [Yemen], 19th century

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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Handwritten

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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Two handwritten divorce documents (

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Manuscript Grace after Meal and seven wedding blessings, 19th century Germany

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Judaica Framed Hebrew Hand Painted Illuminated Manuscript

May 3, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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May 5, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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1860. Dublin and Wicklow Railway Company Lease of Surplus Water at Bray Station.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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Early 19th century manuscript Polar chart.

May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€110 (starting bid)

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PERSIAN PAINTED MANUSCRIPT PAGE

May 8, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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JOHN BURNS. MANUSCRIPT MEMOIR OF HIS NAVAL SERVICE. 1830S-40S

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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INSTRUCÇOENS COM QUE EL REY MEU SENHOR [C.1774]

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

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[Jacobite Rebellion - Battle of Prestonpans] - Sir John Cope

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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Manuscript leaf from an Office Lectionary of Benedictine use

May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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