Category: Words and Handwriting


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Original Letter Signed, "William H. Appleton

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018319

Original letter signed by William H. Appleton. 5 X 8 inches. 2 pages. Dated January 17, 1893. William H. Appleton (1814-1899) was the oldest son of Daniel Appleton. William began his publishing career in 1838 and became senior member of D. Appleton & Co in 1848. In this letter, Appleton writes from Anacortes Washington to Mr. Rickoff regarding the financial soundness of a nearby bank. Appleton writes that it has bee a "few moments since he has listened to a detailed ... View more info

Original Written Letter Signed, "Oliver Wendell Holmes"

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018320

Original written letter signed by Oliver Wendell HOlmes. 4 1/2 X 7 inches. 1 page. Dated Sept. 22, 1894. With engraving of Holmes, circa 1879. Holmes (1809-1894) was an American essayist and poet. He was also a physician, lecturer and a member of the Fireside Poets. In this brief letter, Holmes tanks a correspondent for sending him a book ("Pretty Little Quarto") and for quoting from his writing. This letter was written two weeks before Holmes' death on October 7... View more info

Original Authographed Letter Signed. "Robert Lowe"

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018446

Original autographed letter signed by Robert Lowe. 4 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches. 1 page. Circa 1868-1873. Lowe (1811-1892) was a British statesman and a key figure who shaped British politics. Lowe was Chancellor of the Exchequer during 1868-1873. This letter is written on Parliament stationery with the address of "11 Downing Street, Whitehall" in the upper right corner. This hand written letter to a Mrs. Jones is an apology from Lowe regarding a trip to Scotland that he... View more info

Style Book : O.A.C. Daily Barometer

By: Anonymous

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Corvallis, Oregon, Oregon State Agricultural College:

Seller ID: 10191

"O.A.C. Daily Barometer" 25 pages; brown wrapper (3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch) with evidence of use to the covers. Some pencil notations in the back. For use as an aid to students to learn the proper style in the College paper 'Daily Barometer''. View more info

The Reading Club and Handy Speaker; Being Serious, Humorous, Pathetic, Patriotic, and Dramatic Selections in Prose and Poetry, for Readings and Recitations

By: Baker, George M., Editor

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers. 1880. Boston.: 1880

Seller ID: 2751

First edition. Illustrated cloth. Contents include numerous writings (with and without authors or sources): The Defense of Lucknow, Tennyson; The Outlaw's Yarn, Michael Lynch; People Will Laugh; Ballad of the Bell-Tower, Margaret J. Preston; Mrs. Br own at the Play, Arthur Sketchley; Apples -- A Comedy, Blackwood's Magazine; The Fast Mail, John H. Yates; The City Man and Setting Hen; Miss Edith's Modest Request, Bret Harte; etc. View more info

An Introduction to the Phonetic Alphabet : Analysis of the Spoken Word

By: Barrows, Sarah T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Expression Company - Publishers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14243

xvi, 57 pages; red cloth binding with dust jacket (chipped and worn edges, some soiling). "The purpose of this book is to aid the beginner to a quick and painless mastery of the phonetic alphabet." - dust jacket cover. Very good condition. View more info

The Discussion of Human Affairs

By: Beard, Charles A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8511

(Subtitle): " An Inquiry into the Nature of the Statements, Assertions, Allegations, Claims, Heats, Tempers, Distempers, Dogmas, and Contentions wihch Appear when Human Affairs are Discussed and into the Possibility of Putting Some Rhyme and Reason into Processes of Discussion." Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. Dust wrapper soiled and with some chipping along top. Although written in the 1930's Beard's conclusions are expecially interesting in the moder... View more info

The Work of Stephen Harvard; A Life in Letters

By: Becker, David P., Cataloger

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Harvard College Library. The Houghton Library. 1990. Cambridge, Mass.: 1990

Seller ID: 2787

Illustrations. 2,000 copies printed. From the Foreword: "The Houghton Library has long cherished its close relationship with Stephen Harvard, which began when he was an undergraduate at Dartmouth. He frequently visited the Departm ent of Printing and Graphic Arts, where his interest in the world of letters. was encouraged by Philip Hofer". From the Introduction: "Born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1948, Stephen grew up in Connecticut, where his first interest wa... View more info

A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of all Religious Terms; A Comprehensive View of Every Article in the System of Divinity; An Impartial Account of All the Principal Denominations Which Have Subsisted (continued)

By: Buck, Charles, (The Late Rev.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Published by Joseph J. Woodward. 1833. Philadelphia.: 1833

Seller ID: 2768

Leather. Some illustrations. 624 pages. Title continued: ".in the Religious World From the Birth of Christ to the Present Day; Together with an Accurate Statement of the Most Remarkable Transactions and Events Recorded in Ecclesiastical History ; W oodward's New Edition, Published From the Last London Edition; to Which is Added an Appendix; Containing an Account of the Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian Churches, in the United States, to the Present Period". F... View more info

Public Speaking: A Practical Course for Business Men

By: Carnegie, Dale; Thomas, Lowell (Introduction)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, American Institute of Banking: 1926

Seller ID: 019765

Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt decorations and lettering on spine. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2." 583 pages, complete. Former ownership signature in black ink of Harry Buss on front pastedown. Bookplate of Henry Buss on front free endpaper. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Very minimal, if any, wear on edges of covers. Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) was an American writer and lecturer best-known for his writings and teachings on self-improvement... View more info

Original Autographed Sentiment Signed. Mary Hartwell Catherwood

By: Catherwood, Mary Hartwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018473

Original signed sentiment by Mary Hartwell Catherwood. 4 X 6 1/2 inches. 1890. Catherwood (1847-1902) was a Midwest writer of popular romance novels. The signed sentiment is a quotation from "Story Of Tonty". "The Story Of Tonty" is about an Englishman's adventures among the Chippewa Indians of Mackinac. This sentiment is a quotation, "Tonty, I have found the lost river!" ("Story of Tonty.") Sincerely your friend, Mary Hartwell Catherwood... View more info

Frost's School and Exhibition Dialogues; Comprising Frost's Humorous Exhibition Dialogues, and Frost's Dialogues for Young Folks, Combined in One Volume

By: Frost, S. A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers. (1871). New York.: 1871

Seller ID: 2765

Cloth. In the Preface, the author states: "In preparing this little volume of Dialogues for the use of the young folks, the author is aware that she has departed from the usual aim of such works, which is to combine moral maxims and improving ideas with a certain amount of recreation. In defiance of all established rules, the author frankly confesses that she is not writing for their instruction at all, but simply aims at their amusement, in the fulle st sense of the... View more info

The Hand-Book of Standard or American Phonography

By: Graham, Andrew J.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Andrew J. Graham & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 4582

New and Revised Edition. (First Edition 1858). Illustrations. Gilt decoration and lettering front cover. Front end papers partially split at spine. This book provides background information about phonography, or phonetic shorthand. The word 'phonograph' (noun) is the graphic or written sign of a vocal element. 'Phonetic Shorthand' is writing produced with an alphabet composed of very simple signs. Book provides an Introduction to Phonography; Simple Consonants; Simple Vo... View more info

Green's Introduction: An Introduction to the Study of English Grammar

By: Greene, Samuel S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, H. Copperthwait & Co.: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8644

Original leather backed illustrated boards. Signatures of Nathan Newton, Lime Road, Smithfield, Rhode Island, dated 1858 on front end paper and pastedown. 192 pages. View more info

Breaking Priscian's Head or English as She Will be Spoke and Wrote

By: Greig, J. Y. T.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. (1929). New York.: 1929

Seller ID: 2752

Cloth. In this small book the author writes about the spoken language and makes comparisons between the English as spoken in England and that spoken in America. He quotes: "Perhaps the most apparent general characteristic of American speech, so f ar as cadence is concerned, is its levelness of tone. The voice rises and falls within a relatively narrow range, and with few abrupt transitions from high to low or low to high. To British ears American speech often sounds ... View more info

Original Autographed Letter Signed, "J. W. Harper Jr.

By: Harper Jr. , J. W.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018425

Original autographed letter signed by J. W. Harper Jr. Circa 1864. New York, 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. 1 page. Joseph Wesley Harper Jr. (1830-1896) was the son of Joseph Wesley Harper (1801-1870), one of the founding brothers of Harper and Brothers Publishing. H. W. Harper Jr had a long career with Harper and Brothers. In this letter to A. Lyle White, publisher of the "Republican", Harper writes that he will add the "Republican" to the Harper's magazine Excha... View more info

Original Autographed Letters Signed. "J.H. Harper"

By: Harper, J.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018371

Original autographed letters signed by J.H. Harper. Dated January 1874. 2 pages. 5 X 8 inches on Harper and Brother Memorandum stationary. J.H. Harper (1850-1936) was among the second generation of the Harper family that founded and operated Harper and Brothers Publishing. J.H. Harper was the author of "The House Of Harper" (1912) and "I Remember" (1934). Both of these letters are to Ed. Seymour, Harper's cousin and both are in regards to tickets to "... View more info

Hondius on Handwriting: The Preface to the Theatrum Artis Scribendi, The Writing Book of Jodocus Hondius, Introduced & Translated by A.S. Osley

By: Hondius, Jodocus, A.S. Osley (Introduction and translation by)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Wormley, The Glade Press: 1970

Seller ID: 018996

Publisher's green cloth with title label on front cover. Number 39 0f 40 copies prnted. "Corrigenda" slip laid in. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. 13 pages plus colophon. Signed by Osley at colophon. View more info

A New Self-Teaching Course in Practical English and Effective Speech: Comprising Vocabulary Development, Grammar, Pronunciation, Enunciation, and the Fundamental Principles of Effective Oral Expression.

By: Hunter, Estelle B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, The Better-Speech Institute of America.: 1935

Seller ID: 9588

Fifteen pamphlets [28 to 32 pages each] boxed with cover sheet discussing the home course, complete. Title band across the cover of the box. Deals with the correct standard-english version usage in conversation and correspondence along with lessons to achieve it. In very good condition. Complete sets are uncommon. View more info

The Story of Language

By: Hutson, Charles Wooodward

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg and Company: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018994

Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. A study of language, historical, contemporary and foreign. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 392 pages, including index plus four unnumbered pages at the end of books for sale by the publisher. View more info