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Margaret Fell or Margaret Fox (1614 – 23 April 1702) was a founder of the Religious Society of Friends. Known popularly as the “mother of Quakerism,” she is considered one of the Valiant Sixty early Quaker preachers and missionaries. Her daughters Isabel (Fell) Yeamans and Sarah Fell were also leading Quakers.

Below is a recent realized price for a Quaker Margaret Fox autograph letter signed item. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to these amounts or more for you:

Quaker Margaret Fox Autograph Letter Signed. Sold for over $10,000.

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Gutenberg Bible Leaf 193 Chronicles of Old Testament

Scarce leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, one of the earliest major books printed from moveable metal type, the invention that ushered in the Age of Enlightenment by democratizing knowledge through mass production of literature. Printed by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany from 1450-1455, less than 50 complete or near-complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible are now extant, with nearly all those housed in public institutions. Singular leaves are also scarce, with the leaf presented here having been acquired by bookseller Gabriel Wells, whose purchase of an incomplete Bible in 1920 gave way to selling the individual leaves alongside an essay by A. Edward Newton entitled “A Noble Fragment”. Leaf is number 193 of the full Latin Bible, with the recto being the Prologue to 1 Chronicles of the Old Testament, and the verso the first part of Chapter 1 of 1 Chronicles. Each page features two columns of 42 lines in dark black Gothic type, accented by red and blue rubrication. Each copy of the Gutenberg Bible differs in its rubrication and illumination, with buyers at the time deciding upon these embellishments after the Bible was printed. The six-line rubricated letters of this leaf were likely added later, restored to match the original style. Leaf measures 11.125″ x 15.375″, bound on edge to portfolio measuring 11.75″ x 16″. Paper quality is still bright with very little foxing or discoloration compared to other examples. A stunning example from the book that changed the course of history. Sold for $136,500.

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Apollo Flown Bible Flown To The Moon – Apollo 13 Flown Complete Microform Bible with Crew-Signed and James Lovell Signed Certificates

Apollo 13 Flown Complete Microform Bible, Serial Number 13-010, with Crew-Signed and James Lovell Signed Certificates, Originally from the Apollo Prayer League Archives of Founder Reverend John M. Stout. The complete King James Version of the Bible was miniaturized by NCR down to a single piece of microfilm just 1.5″ square. It was originally to be carried to the lunar surface in the Lunar Module Aquarius. An onboard explosion caused the abortion of the lunar landing but the craft did circle the moon, before returning to earth. This Bible was aboard that mission and included with the lot is an 8.5″ x 11″ certificate on NASA letterhead reading: “No. 13-010. This bible was flown to the moon April 11-17, 1970 on Apollo 13 spacecraft.” It is signed: “James Lovell”, “Jack Swigert”, and “Fred W, Haise”. The microform has been placed into a 10.5″ x 11.25″ custom presentation piece with gold accenting, and adorned a pearl and Brazilian garnet. The history of the Apollo Prayer League Bible is contained in two documents included with this lot. One is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell accompanied by a photo of provenance showing him holding the certificate. It reads, in full: “I Certify that this Holy Bible engraved with Serial Number 13-010 Was flown to the moon by Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell on April 11, 1970, on behalf of Reverend John M. Stout, Director of the Apollo Prayer League. It was presented to the Apollo 13 crew of Commander James Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise, and Command Module Pilot T.K. (Ken) Mattingly in 1970 by George H. W. Bush, in conjunction with Reverend John M. Stout, for the purpose of landing it on the surface of the moon on board the lunar module Aquarius.  Excellent Apollo flown Bible example.  Sold for $62,500.

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Apollo Flown Bible.  Click image to enlarge.

Scarce Copy of the ”Pony Express Bible” — Distributed to Riders of the Famed Old West Mail Service

Scarce copy of the Holy Bible that was specially ordered by Russell, Majors & Waddell – the company that founded the Pony Express – to give to each of the riders of their famed mail service. New York: American Bible Society, 1857. Bound in original calf leather boards, Bible is stamped in gilt on front board, ”Presented by / Russell, Majors & Waddell / 1858”, and on spine ”Holy Bible”, with elaborate decorative stamping on boards and spine. With 1,278 double-columned pages as called for. Bible is one of two types given to Pony Express riders, all of which bear the 1858 date on the front cover, and which were originally ordered by the company to give to its wagon crews, and then repurposed for the new Pony Express venture in 1860.

Alexander Majors, one of the founders of the company, was a deeply religious man who not only required each of his Pony Express riders to carry a Bible, but had it delivered to them only after they signed a pledge not to swear, drink or fight with other riders. The riders were also required to abstain from working on Sunday, an unusual practice that allowed them to rest after a grueling schedule of riding 250 miles per day on horseback. Although the Pony Express lasted a mere 19 months from April 1860 to October 1861, the lore of its riders, symbolizing the rugged individualism of the American west, has been emblazoned into the nation’s collective consciousness, with these Bibles one of the only artifacts of their noble mission.

A quote in pencil appears on the front pastedown, ”I will do what good I can as I pass along for I may not come this way again”, and a faded inscription appears on the rear pastedown possibly dating the book to 1859. This copy may have been given to one of the wagon riders, although it’s impossible to conclusively know. Bible measures 3.75” x 5.875” x 2”, well-worn with rubbing to boards and some creasing to spine. Missing first few pages including copyright page, and partial loss to last page. Overall a very good copy with original boards still present and intact. Sold for $9,375.

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Margaret Thatcher Estate Personally Owned Holy Bible

Holy Bible personally owned by Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minster of the United Kingdom in the 20th century. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1971. Bible was presented to Thatcher by the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the ecclesiastical body of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 June 1995. The occasion was Thatcher’s appointment as a Lady of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, one of the highest chivalric orders of the United Kingdom. Softcover Bible has gilt lettering and Holy Cross to spine and front cover, with all edges gilt and a black satin page marker. Near fine condition. Sold for $3,414.

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Margaret Thatcher’s Personally Owned Holy Bible. Click to enlarge.

Very Rare Medieval Bible Manuscript Leaf — Produced in Italy Circa 1100 — Written in Carolingian Minuscule Script

Medieval Bible manuscript leaf, produced circa 1100 in Italy. Text is written in a very scarce Carolingian minuscule, a form of calligraphic script developed to standardize the Latin alphabet for the literate classes of Europe from one region to another. Text is from the “Apocalypse,” particularly from chapter 1, verse 5 to chapter 2, verse 13. Before the first quarter of the 13th century, the sections of each Book of the Bible were erratic and inconsistent from one Bible to the next, and chapters were often short and impractical. The leaf is from a Bible that was produced well before this period of standardization. Right column features scribbles from a later date, including “Apocalypse chap. I & 5-chap. II & 13” as a result of the leaf being used as a book cover, as well as a large initial “T” and the name “A. Tinard” in capitals. Leaf on 2pp., front and verso, measures 9.5″ x 12″ and has significant wear from age, including four missing corners, creases and a few laid-in slits and a few small holes in spots. The script is clear, save for a few lines with a few characters missing. Very good overall for such an historic item. Sold for $2,898.

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12th Century Bible Leaf Produced in Italy.

Very Rare Medieval Bible Manuscript Leaf — Produced in Germany Circa 1150 — Large Bifolium Leaf Measures 14.5″ x 9″

Large bifolium leaf from a Bible most likely produced in Germany circa 1150-1175. The text, in Romanesque script is from the Book of Leviticus, with portions from chapter five, verse 12 to chapter 7, verse 15. The second portion of text (on verso) is from chapter 16, verse 9 to chapter 17, verse 15. Text is dated within the period 1150-1175 based on the spelling of words, as there are two p’s written together in abbreviation (which started about 1150), and the merging of the combinations of other letters, such as “bo” and “ho”, which started around 1170, not occurring on this leaf. There are a maximum of 35 lines (out of a probable 40) in a fine Romanesque script in dark brown in two columns. Card-style document on 4pp. front and verso measures approximately 14.5″ x 9″, though edges are uneven. Legibility of two pages is good; other two pages are largely illegible. Two large parts of pages 1 and 2 have been cut away and there are other cuts and chips. Overall in very good condition considering its age. Sold for $2,415.

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12th Century Bible Leaf Produced in Germany. Click to enlarge.

Signed Letter Re: Joseph Smith One Week Before Murder

Autograph letter signed regarding Joseph Smith by Reverend J.T. Tucker of Hannibal, Missouri. Composed on 20 June 1844, just one week before Smith’s murder, to Reverend M. Badger of the American Home Missionary Society in New York. In part, “…the world, the flesh & the devil are driving on their projects of sin and ruin. One grand device of Satan is just now being exploded in our neighborhood with a terrible noise and stench. The Mormon camp is in dire confusion, a party having sprung up in its midst who are preaching a reformation from the abominations of Smith, whom they brand a ‘fallen Prophet,’ fallen from his high estate, and now, as they say, ‘an incarnate fiend’. They have stripped the prophets cloak off most unceremoniously and the pollutions concealed beneath are too vile for repetition. Mob violence among themselves has followed this Exposure. And the prospect is that the scenes of Missouri will be repeated in the expulsion of this miserable sect from their present location…” Tucker refers to the publication by dissident Mormon elders of the Nauvoo Expositor, revealing Smith’s practice of polygamy, which was still an open secret. It also told of his questionable financial dealings, inquisitorial autocracy, and manipulation of the courts. Letter shows several ink spots, as some of the text (none of it regarding Smith) was used for the Missionary Society’s publications. Minor splits repaired with transparent paper. Overall, very good. Sold for $2,363.

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Mormon Autograph Letter Signed Regarding the 1845 Mob War With the Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois — “…yesterday the Mormons shot a respectable Anti-Mormon by name of Worrell. Some 50 houses have been burnt near the line of this county” — Very Scarce

Mormon autograph letter signed by F.C. Moore of Quincy, Illinois reporting a mob war with the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois. Dated 17 September 1845, Moore writes to John Pierce in New York. In part: “…We shall probably have a very serious war with the Mormons in Hancock County, which has commenced by burning the Mormon dwellings, and yesterday the Mormons shot a respectable Anti-Mormon by name of [Franklin] Worrell. Some 50 houses have been burnt near the line of this county…The fact is, the Mormons out vote the old citizens & have the contract of all the offices, and justice cannot be obtained in that county. The Eastern papers have no idea of the state of annarchy in that county. It is said that [Mormon supporter Jacob] Backenstos the Sheriff of Hancock shot Mr. Worrell…A number of Mormon families have fled to this city for safety, and so sure as they congregate here, we shall have fighting. The Mormons sent an express to Gov. [Thomas] Ford, calling on him for aid. It is said his reply was, ‘THEY MAY GO TO HELL.,’ pretty language for a Governor! Between Loco Foco’s rulers & Mormon neighbours we are in a poor situation…” Jacob Worrell had been captain of the Carthage militia who had guarded Joseph Smith’s cell and permitted the mob to storm it. He was most likely killed by one of the most feared Mormon enforcers, Orrin Porter Rockwell. The locofocos were a group of radical Democrats prominent in the 1830’s; by 1845 the name was used perjoratively when referring to Democrats in general. It would not be long before the Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo were compelled to move yet again from what had seemed to be their promised land. Fine condition.  Sold for $2,363.

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Autograph Letter Signed Regarding the 1845 Mob War With the Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois. Click to enlarge.

Brigham Young Signed Letter 1880

Brigham Young signed letter, 15 March 1860, 5″ x 5.5″, and transcribed by his secretary. Brigham Young succeeded the Prophet Joseph Smith as head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in 1844. Young writes a response to a request, signed letter reads: “Sir: Agreeable to your request, Feb. 13, I subscribe myself, Respectfully, Brigham Young (signed).” Clean and untorn, the manuscript holds a fine signature. Imprinted symbol at the top left corner, evidence of mounting on back. Excellent Brigham Young signed letter. Sold for $2,350.

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Brigham Young Signed Letter 1880.

Brigham Young Signed CDV — With a COA From PSA/DNA

Brigham Young autographed CDV photograph. Young served as President of the Mormon Church from 1847-77, and also as Governor of the Utah Territory. Signed ”Brigham Young”, CDV was taken by Savage & Ottinger, portrait artists based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph measures 2.5” x 4”, matted to 10.25” x 11.5”. Toning and light foxing, signature remains bold. Very good to near fine. With a COA from PSA/DNA. Sold for $2,063.

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Brigham Young Autographed CDV. Click to enlarge.
Brigham Young CDV signed
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Mormon Autograph Letter Signed Nauvoo 1842

Autograph letter signed by a Presbyterian missionary regarding Nauvoo and Mormonism. Composed to Reverend Milton Badger, Secretary of the American Home Missionary Society in New York. Letter, by J.A. Clark, Fort Madison, Iowa Territory, 6 December 1842, complains of the difficulty creating a lasting community on the frontier, but boasts that Clark’s church has doubled in size. However, he must make a very important point, “…I know of none in the territory more so & that presents more flattering prospects for ministerial success. The beast has already looked upon it with a covetous eye & Lieutenant Genral prophet Joe arrogantly claims it as his…” He explains that the spot is below the rapids, where steamboats can visit longer into the cold season than points further north (presumably including Nauvoo). Letter measures 7.5″ x 12.5″ and runs 4pp. Minor wear and separation at folds and overall light toning. Tape repair to margin of third page. A fascinating lot in overall very good condition. Sold for $1,969.

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Mother Teresa Autograph Letter Signed — PSA/DNA COA

Mother Teresa autograph letter signed, dated 1 February 1971 from Calcutta, India, on Missionaries of Charity letterhead. This extremely rare handwritten letter, addressed to Albert Kelly in Wolverhampton, England reads, “God love you for your generous gift. I do not know how everyday was full in England — though I wanted so much to write & thank you. But I am sure you will be happy to hear from India. Our new foundation in Southall [England] seems to be doing well. I hope you will be able to go & see the sisters some day. Kindly pray that we get many fervent vocations. During these days of elections please pray for our people that we will all choose wisely. God bless you / M. Teresa”. The month after this letter was written, the Indian people would hold important general elections in which Indira Gandhi, a champion of social and economic justice for all Indians, won a massive victory. Letter measures 8.25″ x 5.75″ and is in very good condition. With PSA/DNA COA. A seldom seen letter in Mother Teresa’s own hand. Sold for $1,951.

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1842 Letter re Nauvoo & Mormons w Great Content

Autograph letter signed by a Presbyterian missionary regarding Nauvoo and Mormonism. Composed to Reverend Milton Badger, Secretary of the American Home Missionary Society in New York, by John C. Holbrook. Datelined Dubuque, Iowa Territory, 5 April 1842, Holbrook complains of the destructive influence of Mormonism. “…Every minister knows that whenever God’s people are revived, & put forth special efforts for the salvation of sinners, then the Devil stirs up his instruments to promote a revival of his work. Sometimes he uses Universalists; sometimes Infidels, & sometimes the Mormons…A Mormon had been interrupting the missionary’s prayer meetings, addressing the congregation to enlighten them in the mysteries of that system, & with the revelations said to have been vouchsafed to Joe Smith, the prophet of the latter day Saints. The man had come to the mission for enlightenment, but it seems that Holbrook’s doctrines could not attract him, for he would announce at the close of meetings that there will be preaching…by one of the Elders of Israel, commonly called Mormons. Holbrook especially despises the doctrine, signs shall follow them that believe, &c., they shall speak with new tongues – shall lay hands on the sick & they shall recover & that these are the evidences of real faith. They profess to perform these miracles.” He goes on to complain in less indignant terms about competition from Catholics. Letter measures 7.5″ x 12.5″. Bottom fourth cleanly detached, with partial splits at other folds. A fascinating letter in fragile, though good condition. Sold for $1,575.

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15th Century Hand-Painted Manuscript Page From “Book of Hours” — Illustrates Presentation of Jesus Christ

Hand-painted manuscript page from the liturgical text “Book of Hours”, from Paris, circa 1490. Front of double-sided page illustrates a scene from the presentation of Jesus Christ, who was circumcised on the 8th day after his birth. Includes 3/4 colored acanthus and floral border. Verso has single column with 22 lines of Latin text. Page is made of virgin-vellum and measures 4.25″ x 6″. Near fine condition given age. Sold for $1,469.

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15th Century Hand-Painted Manuscript Page. Click to enlarge.

12th Century Hand-Painted Manuscript From ”Book of Hours”

Hand-painted manuscript page from the liturgical text ”Book of Hours”, from Tours in northern France, circa 1250. Double-sided page is beautifully rubricated in bright gold, blue and red. Single columns on each side contain 15 lines of Latin text. Page is made of virgin-vellum and measures 3.5” x 5”. Some rippling to bottom center, minor discoloration to edges and some foxing. Near fine given age. Sold for $1,250.

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12th Century Hand-Painted Manuscript From ”Book of Hours”. Click to enlarge.

Folded Letter Mormon Quincy Illinois To Ohio 1843

Autograph letter signed by an early settler and store owner from Quincy, Illinois named J.B. Mathews. Dated 16 August 1843 and addressed to Col. John Mills of Marietta, Ohio, Mathews gives his very strong opinions about the Mormons moving into town: “…I am trying hard to wind up my business in Hancock and to sell my property there for I am determined to leave that county if I have to go a begging somewhere else — the control of the affairs of that county has passed from the hands of the old city into those of a set of imposters & fanatics called Mormons and nothing but imposition & violence can be expected from them until either they drive the old citizens out or they drive them as the people of Missouri did — in the meantime nothing but jealousy & violence can be hoped for — indeed I will not be surprised any moment to hear of fighting & bloodshed — they are a vile set and if it should come to that fate, their extermination must be the result. Respectfully yours, J.B. Mathews”. With the tensions of that time period and the death of Mormon founder Joseph Smith less than a year later in 1844, the writer of this letter, though clearly expressing his biases against the Mormons, was remarkably prescient with what laid ahead for them in the short term. Folded letter on three pages measures 7.75″ x 13″. Small portion separated along one fold and several very small holes, otherwise very good condition. Sold for $1,181.

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Bible Leaf From the Medieval Age, Circa 1250-1275 — Crusades Era Document on Vellum

Miniature medieval Bible page. Illuminated manuscript Bible page on vellum dates to the mid 13th century when pocket size Bibles were a common means of spreading Christianity to remote areas. Tiny Gothic script in Latin appears in brown ink with red and blue rubrication. Features a total of 56 lines of text, beginning with Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 20:1 and running through 23:22. Translates in part, ”How much better is it to reprove, than to be angry, and not to hinder him that confesseth in prayer…The slipping of a false tongue is as one that falleth on the pavement: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily…Flee from sins as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest near them, they will take hold of thee. The teeth thereof are the teeth of a lion, killing the souls of men…The mourning for the dead is seven days: but for a fool and an ungodly man all the days of their life…” Thin sheet features text on both sides. Measures 4.25” x 6”. Hole in the margin at lower right is likely from original stretching. Very slight buckling to top edge. Near fine given age. Sold for $1,100.

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Bible Leaf From the Medieval Age, Circa 1250-1275. Click to enlarge.

1891 Mormon Temple Photo

1891 photograph picturing the Mormon Temple of Salt Lake City, Utah. Sides of photo marked “Rocky Mountain Scenery” and “W. H. Lawrence & Co., Publishers, Denver, Colo.” Photo, measuring approximately 8″ x 5″, marked with the initials “A.M.C.” Part of a large collection of nearly 200 images taken in 1891 by a family traveling from Canada on a worldwide tour. Dry glue residue on verso, overall toning. Very good condition. Sold for $1,020.

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Illuminated Leaf From 15th Century French Psalm Book

Beautiful leaf from a 15th century French Book of Psalms. Fifteen lines of rubricated and gilt text appear on each side of the vellum leaf, written in a Gothic script. These illuminated leaves were created in the middle ages by artist scribes, who wrote in extraordinary detail, embellishing the text with gold, red and blue dyes. Because of the labor involved, the books were quite expensive at the time, and individual leaves have since been collected as works of art. Leaf measures approximately 3″ x 4″. Light toning, else near fine. Sold for $756.

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Illuminated Leaf From 15th Century French Psalm Book. Click to enlarge.

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