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If you are looking to expand your collection of rare books, many of our booksellers also offer for sale manuscripts and other original documents. From ephemera related to famous authors to unique governmental missives, Biblio has a range of items available for purchase, some of them quite valuable indeed. Many of the available items are signed or inscribed by relevant parties, and some of the manuscripts date as far back as the mid 1800's. The art of collecting manuscripts and documents is similar to the art of collecting rare books, and we always recommend handling such delicate items with care and precision. You may well be handling important parts of literary and world history, and proper storage and display of fragile and valuable works is always encouraged.

Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate. [ In Cold Blood, Breakfast At Tiffiny's. A Christmas Memory] by Capote, Truman

New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. First Edition. Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate - issued in the parish of New Orleans & registered the 3rd day of October, 192...

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library



First Edition. Hardcover. Fine and rare, beautifully bound. Folio (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") consisting of 53 pages numbered to 54 (one page contains two numbers) on lined yellow paper with a few additions at the end on white paper pasted to the yello...

From Charles Agvent


Sefaretname (Embassadorial account) manuscript in Ottoman Turkish about the Deplomatic Relations by Yirmi Sekiz Mehmed Celebi Efendi (d. 1732)

18th c. Scarce manuscript, about the first Continuous Ottoman embassy which contiued for eleven months in France by Yirmi Sekiz Mehmed Celebi. He wrote his notes and Impressions during his employment in France, which it has a great deal of importance from...

From Archive



First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-length play contained in a ledger-type notebook (8-1/4" x 11-3/8") with marbled paper boards and a black cloth spine. ...

From Charles Agvent


Topcu ve Humbaraci ve Tufekci Asakirinin, mah Cumad ei Ahiresi jurnalleri Hulasasi defteridir. Report offered to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Mejid about the Military destribtion teams in the Ottoman states in 5-1249 H. CONFIRMED BY THE HAND OF THE SULTAN IN GOLD: MANZUR-U HUMAYUNUM OLMUSTUR (CONFIRMED BY MY ROYAL NOTE) by Official Report

Istanbul, 1834 Brochure. Very Good. Soft cover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. 69 x 54 cm, 13 columns in red and black on two sides, 3 lines of Ottoman Turkish Diwani script by a commander chief with his seal, and confirmation by the Sultan in gold ...

From Archive


Tuhfet ul Harameyn (masterpiece of the two Holy sancturies) by Yusuf Nabi (1052-1124 AH., 1642-1712 AD.)

Ottoman Turkish text, the author's travel to Mecca and Medina, and exploring the road of the Hajj. He dedicated his work to the Ottoman Sultan Muhammad the fourth (Dorduncu Mehmed 1642-1693). Scribed in 1133 AH. after 9 years of the death of the author. B...

From Archive



Charles Scribner`s Sons. New York. 1950. PRESENTATION ISSUE, PRECEDING THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. One of just 24 copies, each bound in dark blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Hem...

From Paul Foster Books


Nejd qit'asi mas'alasi (The question of the terretory of Nejd) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 15 p. Ottoman Turkish text in original printer wrappers. Printed in the government press of 'Amira for the official use (possibly 100 copies or less) of the ministr...

From Archive


Muscat Mas'alasi (the question of Muscat) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 6 p. Ottoman Turkish text in original printer wrappers. Printed in the government press of 'Amira for the official use (possibly 100 copies or less) of the ministry...

From Archive


A manuscript petition signed by 54 'householders and members of the German Lutheran Congregations of Klemzig and Hahndorf' on 26 May 1842, seeking to have Pastor Kavel licensed as an Officiating Minister under a new 'Act for Regulating Marriages in the Province of South Australia' by [KAVEL, Pastor August]

Foolscap folio, a bifolium, comprising the half-page petition with three neat columns each of fourteen signatures below it; a further twelve signatures on the verso; third page blank; fourth page docketed. Four horizontal folds, with very slight wear to ...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings by [An Italian Officer]

Hardcover. A unique look at human sexuality and literary Romantic love in the early part of the twentieth century during the colonial and modernist eras. As noted by the famous French philosopher Michel Foucault in his "repressive hypothesis," ...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB


Unpublished typescript with manuscript corrections. --- Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85). by PICASSO. PABLO. -- BRASSAI. (HALÁSZ, Gyula)

Cannes. 1966. NP. 1966. Quarto (285mm x 233mm). 20 typed sheets in French (rectos only), legibly hand-corrected throughout by Brassai in black ink. Housed in a black cloth album, with each sheet in a separate clear plastic file. In excellent condition, ...

From Paul Foster Books


Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report: Typescripts of sketches, many amended by hand, written for two shows starring David Frost. by JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8. A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many with handwritten amendments, additions and deletions. Housed in a blue card folde...

From Neil Pearson Rare Books



Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A very special reconstruction of a 16th century woodblock print by the Venitian engraver Domenico de'Franceschi (1563) - limited editio...



The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark. by Flavin, Martin

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "Journey in the Dark," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Donated by Flavin to the US Treasury Department "to help the war financing campai...

From Whitmore Rare Books


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