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Once Owned By Mikhail Baryshnikov

1. [BALLET] Maya Mikhaylovna (b. 1925) Russian ballet dancer, frequently cited as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Plisetskaya danced during the Soviet era at the same time as the great Galina Ulanova, and took over from her as prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi in 1960. Her bright red hair and and striking looks made her a glamorous figure on and off the stage. Her long arms had a fluidity that to this day remains unmatched; her interpretation of The Dying Swan, a short showcase piece made famous by Anna Pavlova, became her calling card. Despite her acclaim, she was not treated well by the Bolshoi management. Her ability changed the world of ballet, setting a higher standard for ballerinas both in terms of technical brilliance and dramatic presence. Offered here is a SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH, dated 1988, approx. 11-3/8 x 8". Fine condition. Photographer's sticker on verso: Monroe Warshaw, NYC. She is pictured with Mikhail Baryshnikov.......300-350

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Note: Here is the story on on the above photo. We have owned this for many years but never offered it because I did not know who had signed it. I decided recently to put the time into researching it and found out who the ballet dancer is. It was purchased in a lot from an auction in NYC many years ago [1980s]. The lot was comprised of ballet photos, many picturing Baryshnikov, some signed and inscribed to him, including photos by Ronald & Nancy Reagan. All of the signed photos were sold years ago and likely someone reading this owns the Reagan photos. There were a few letters written to Baryshnikov, one in particular from a critic talking about a ballet. There also were items from his agent. Even though the auction gallery never said in the description that these belonged to Baryshnikov it was obvious that they did at some time. I never could figure out why, or how, these items would reach the market, and I couldn't believe that Baryshnikov himself would take the time to consign them to auction. Still don't know but my guess if that somehow, someone ended up with them, or was instructed by Baryshnikov, or his office, to get rid of it. The auction took place at the height of his career so maybe it was "stuff" that merely slipped between the cracks. Thought the new owner would like to know this.

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2. [MAINE] Calais, Maine area - Archive of approx. 40 documents, from Dyer family papers. Earliest dated 1790; mostly are early 1800s; latest is check 1896. Varied conditions.........100-150

 

3. [FRANCE] FRENCH REVOLUTION DECRET De La Convention Nationale, No. 194, 25 Nov. 1792, dated 2 months after abolition of Royalty, signed in type Monge & Garot. 3-pages, approx. 7-3/4 x 9-1/4". Excellent condition............75-100

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During Reign of Louis XV

4. [FRANCE] Letter addressed to a Prince; speaks of the king. Dated 1759, 1p, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". Fine. Needs further research...........100-150

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5. [VERMONT] Ebenezer J. Ormsbee (1834-1924) 41st Governor of Vermont. During the civil war he enlisted in the Brandon "Allen Grays" in April 1861, which became Company G of the 1st Vermont Infantry. He was elected 2nd lieutenant on April 25, 1861, and served with the regiment for its full three month term. In September 1862, he joined Company G, 12th Vermont Infantry, serving as its captain, and was mustered out with his regiment in July 1863. ALS, Brandon [VT], 1p. Financial matter. VG......50-75

Portrait of Ormsbee

 

6. [FRANCE] Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students. The artist Douglas Volk studied with Gerome at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Other students include: Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Mary Cassatt, Kenyon Cox, Thomas Eakins, Henry Siddons Mowbray, Odilon Redon, J. Alden Weir and many others. RARE ALS, Paris, 1903, 2-1/2 pages, approx. 5-1/4 x 8". Last page is separated at fold line and can easily be repaired on the verso...........600-800

Page 1

Pages 2 & 3

Portrait of Gerome

 

7. William Eustis (1753-1825) was an early American physician, politician, and statesman. Trained in medicine, he served as a surgeon during the American Revolutionary War before entering into politics. He served several terms in the United States Congress representing Massachusetts, and was serving as Secretary of War under President James Madison at the outbreak of the War of 1812. He then served as minister of the United States to the Netherlands before returning to Massachusetts. He was twice elected Governor of Massachusetts, and died in office. CLIP SIGNATURE............35-45

Portrait of Eustis

 

8. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) American general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history , and many historians rate him the best American commander of his time. Over the course of his forty-seven-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and, briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy. He served as Commanding General of the United States Army for twenty years, longer than any other holder of the office. A national hero after the Mexican-American War, he served as military governor of Mexico City. Such was his stature that, in 1852, the United States Whig Party passed over its own incumbent President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, to nominate Scott in that year's United States presidential election. At a height of 6'5", he remains the tallest man ever nominated by a major party. Scott lost to Democrat Franklin Pierce in the general election, but remained a popular national figure, receiving a brevet promotion in 1856 to the rank of lieutenant general, becoming the first American since George Washington to hold that rank. CLIP SIGNATURE.....100-150

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Portrait of General Scott

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Mid-16th Century French Vellum Document

9. [FRANCE] French Mystery document on vellum from the mid-16th century, signed, 1-page, approx. 12-1/2 x 10. VG...........100-150

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10. [FRANCE] French Mystery document on vellum, 1610, signed, 1p, approx. 11-1/2 x 6-1/2"......100-150

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9-Vol. Set on Abraham Lincoln

11. [LINCOLN] Roy P. Basler, editor. Set of 9 vols., THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Rutgers Univ. Press, The History Book Club Edition. No dust jackets. VG....................150-200

 

12. [ART REFERENCE] Benezit, E., ed DICTIONNAIRE CRITIQUE ET DOCUMENTAIRE DES PEINTRES, SCULPTEURS, DESSINATEURS ET GRAVEURS De tous les temps et de tous le pays par un groupe d'ecrivains specialistes francais et etrangers.Paris: Librairie Grund, 1976. 10 vols. n. Each approx.. 700 pages. Text in French.many illustrations of signatures & monograms. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Blue cloth. Gilt lettering. Extremities very good. Interiors and exteriors clean; all quite sound. An impressive set. Very good+/No dust jacket. A MUST HAVE set for the serious art collector or dealer....................Minimum Bid..........$250

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13. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Autograph Letter Signed, on "Studio" stationery, 1889, 4 full pages to his wife Marion. He writes about painting: attending dinner party; has to make sone drawings, etc. With envelope. Excellent content. In very fresh condition. Provenance: Douglas Volk Estate in Maine...........80-120

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Important Fort Leavenworth Figure

14. [FORT LEAVENWORTH] U.S. Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, partly-printed document dated 1883, voucher to purchase 5580 lbs. Oats, signed in ink by Michael Stanton [1841-?] born in the County Mayo, Ireland. In 1847 the "Great Famine" occurred in Ireland, causing Michael's father to go to America to find work. He found work as a landscape gardiner on a large plantation near Baltimore, Maryland. In 1850 he had accumulated enough means to bring his family to this country. Michael Stanton vividly recalled the misery of the journey from Ireland to America, but he had never regretted his coming. At twelve years of age he was employed in fishing along the Potomac River, but later served several years as an apprentice to a stonecutter, particularly in monumental work. Exigencies caused him to assist in tunnel construction on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and about this time he came West to Wisconsin as an employee of the Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad. At Janesville, Wisconsin, March 6, 1859, he married Maria Melody, and in that same year they became residents of Leavenworth, Kansas. For years Mr. Stanton was in the employ of the United States Government, first operating a farm where now stands the United States Prison, and later constructing buildings at the fort and elsewhere. When the Confederate General Price invaded Kansas during the Civil war, Mr. Stanton was placed in charge of the construction of Fort Sully, near Fort Leavenworth, and was given charge of the mounting of cannon on boats in the Missouri River to check the Confederate advances. During his later life Mr. Stanton had followed contracting of various kinds. He inaugurated the manufacture of brick in the state penitentiary at Lansing, and was probably the first Kansan to make vitrified brick. This document is also ink signed by 2nd Lieut. M. ? Eames [looks like], and Capt. William Badger, 6th Infantry, who signs in print. BADGER was the son of a New Hampshire Governor. Wm. Badger fought in the Civil War. After that war, he was commissioned a lieutenant, assigned to the 6th Regiment of U.S. Infantry. Often stationed in Indian territory, he was later brevetted a captain for "gallant and meritorious services during the war." For a while he served under Gen. George A. Custer in Dakota. VG Scarce!.........150-250

 

15. [MEDICINE] Elizabeth Kenny (1880-1952) Australian pioneering physical therapist. Between 1934 and her death she and her associates treated millions of polio victims throughout the world. Their testimonies to Sister Kenny's healing work is part of her legacy; as is The Kenny Concept of Infantile Paralysis, and Its Treatment, known as "The Red Book," written by Dr. John Pohl in collaboration with Kenny. Her most enduring legacy is the Minneapolis Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Her principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, (in some countries called physiotherapy). Signature mounted to album page, identified above and dated Dec. 7, 1944 in another hand. Her autograph is pretty scarce and this is slightly less than a very good example..........150-200

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16. [SHOW BIZ] Pinky Lee (1907-1993) burlesque comic and host of a children's television program, The Pinky Lee Show, in the early 1950s. Signed vintage contract, March 4, 1936, 2pp. Appears he'll be paid $45 to appear at the Norshore Theatre in Chicago. VG. Two small mounting remains affect very little. With unsigned 8x10 photo............50-75

 

17. [FILM] Heinz Woester (1901&endash;1970) was a Swiss film and television actor. Signed, inscribed postcard photo. Condition very good; minor corner crack..........25-35

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From Reign of Louis XIV

18. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1648 on paper, 3 signatures, 2pp, approx. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". Very good condition............100-150

Front side

Back side

 

19. [MUSIC] Country Joe McDonald (b. 1942) American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and the Fish. Signed 10x8 printed picture. Only very minor faults.........25-35

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20. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1815. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

21. [CABINET] Madeleine Albright [b. 1937] was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Signed Newsweek Magazine, which she has signed on the cover above her head. VG...........40-60

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22. [ART] Norbert Page - French artist. Original signed ink drawing, c. 1972, approx. 4-1/4 x 5-1/4". Brief ALS on verso. VG............40-60

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During the Reign of Charles IX

23. [FRANCE] French Mystery document 1563 on vellum, signed, 1-page, approx. 14-1/2 x 6. Top left edge shows blue oval Order of Malta mark. VG...........100-150

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24. [ART] WILLIAM BAZIOTES (1912-1963) Am. painter. From 1939 on, Baziotes was Pollock's liaison to the American Surrealists. His influence was large on Pollock, even to the extent of first demonstrating the drip technique to Pollock in 1936. The legendary art critic, Clement Greenburg, said -"Š.the future of American art depends on what [Motherwell], Baziotes, Pollock, and only a comparatively few others do from now on..." OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL pencil drawing. Unsigned. Approx. 17 x 14 in. on drawing paper. Very slight toning along upper right edge with tiny paper loss [will affect nothing] else very good condition. Most likely done while in Leon Kroll's life drawing class circa 1935. Guaranteed authentic without time limit to original purchaser. We'll write a letter of guarantee and send additional information that relates to provenance to the winning bidder unless you have already received this information with a previous purchase. We will always send the guarantee letter though. Provenance: From the collection of the late Harry and Constance Baziotes [brother & sister]. We realize the difficulty that some may have when considering works of art that are unsigned. Yes, a signature is desirable, of course, but it is often the case, when dealing with estate works that are on paper [even paintings] they are OFTEN unsigned..............800-1000 There is a $300 reserve on this lot

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From the Reign of King Louis XI

25. [FRANCE] MEDIEVAL Document from France on vellum 1492 - signed faintly, 1-pages, approx. 13 x 9-3/4"...........200-300

Left side

Right side

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26. (KENTUCKY) Brown, John Mason. THE HISTORY OF THE KENTUCKY PIONEERS, 22 pages of text removed from The Century Magazine finally bound in half leather, handmade title page with woodcut of Daniel Boone. Extra-illustrated with 14 plates of steel engravings, woodcuts, 2 mezzotints, 1 lithograph. A one of a kind book in fine binding, 4to. With Frank C. Deering leather bookplate. Superb creative example including plates of Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Simon Kenton, Indians, etc.........125-175

Kentucky 1

Kentucky 2

Kentucky 3

Kentucky 4

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Original Portrait

27. [HARVARD] Original portrait etching of Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history. THIS ETCHING IS SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST Franklin T. Wood (American 1887-1945) American painter & etcher. He was born at Hyde Park, Mass. Studied: Art Students League in NY and abroad. Member: Chicago Soc. of Etchers; Soc. of American Etchers. Won Bronze medal at P-P Expos., San Franciso in 1915. His work in in the following museums: Art Inst. of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, Library of Congress. This is an original pencil signed etching, approx. 16 x 13 plus margins, on light tan paper. Condition is very good..........150-200

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28. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1781 on vellum, signed, 3pp, approx. 7-3/4 x 11". About Count Mirabel du St. Andre. VG...........100-150

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29. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1695 on paper, 6pp, approx. 8 x 12". About Nobility. Tattered edges..........100-150

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30. [FRANCE] Napoleonic Document on paper Year 12 [1803], signed, 1p, approx. 6-3/4 x 9-3/4". Excellent condition..........100-150

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31. [FRANCE] French DECRET from the ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE, dated 20 MARCH 1791. Concerns TOBACCO during the Revolution . 7-pp, 7-1/2 x 9-1/4". Very fresh condition............80-120

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32. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 19 Feb. 1792, 3-pages, signed inprint Duport for the King, hand-stamped Griffe, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2". Very fresh condition..........80-120

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33. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document signed 1830 by a Cardinal, 1p, approx. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4". Identfied as "Rare - was secretary of state under Leo XII. Accompanied by engraved portrait. Needs research. VG...........100-150

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34. [FRANCE] Eugène Manuel [1823-1901] French poet and man of letters. ALS, 1883, to Louis Ulbach, 4-pages, approx. 4.5 x 7"..........75-100

Pages 1 & 4

Pages 2 & 3

 

Photo of Coquelin

[THEATRE] Original photograph of Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909), known as Coquelin aîné, the French actor, "one of the greatest theatrical figures of the age." In excellent condition. This is unsigned and comes from the Coquelin family archives

35. Coquelin - photograph. This photo is by the photographer, Luigi Peimoli. Approx. 7 x 10 in. including mount............80-120

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36. [FILM] Iron Eyes Cody (1904-1999) American actor. He frequently portrayed American Indians in Hollywood films. In 1995, Cody was honored by the American Indian community for his work publicizing the plight of Native Americans, including his acting in films. In 1996, his Italian ancestry was made public. ANS written on back of postcard [1990]..........30-40

 

37. [MUSIC] Lorin Maazel [b.1930] conductor, composer and violinist. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG.......25-35

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38. [DANCE] Merce Cunningham [1919-2009] American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years. Throughout much of his life, Cunningham was considered one of the greatest creative forces in American dance. Signed, inscribed 9x11 picture removed from some publication. VG........50-75

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39. [FILM - THEATRE] Marie Lohr (1890 - 1975) Australian film and stage actress. Her first film appearance was in the 1932 film version of Aren't We All?, and &emdash; having appeared in several of George Bernard Shaw's works onstage - her subsequent films included two Shaw adaptations. Signed 1929 real photograph postcard, 3.5 x 5.5". Top right corner crack.............40-60

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Drawing By Albert Sterner

40. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL charcoal drawing unsigned, image size approx. 9-1/2 x 8 in. plus margins. The image is in very good condition. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows who he introduced to the technique of lithography and put in touch with master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. Sterner concentrated increasingly on portraits of famous people, for which ultimately he was to become best known. His personality, wit, charm, erudition, and talent endeared him to many of his famous patrons. His opinions - definite and energetically stated - were such that he took no nonsense from sitters, which included the nobility and gentry of three generations, among them, the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Reids, Wideners, Armours, and members of the royal family of Siam. Provenance: From the Sterner Estate sale held in Massachusetts. Guaranteed authentic with no time limit...........300-400

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41. John Gunther (1901-1970) American journalist and author whose success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books. He is best known today for the memoir "Death Be Not Proud" about the death of his teenage son, Johnny Gunther, from a brain tumor. Signed 1966 First Day Cover honoring Bill of Rights. Signed and inscribed. Clean with cachet.........30-40

 

42. Albertus Christiaan van Raalte (1811-1876) 19th century pastor in the Reformed Church in America. He led the Dutch immigrants who founded the city of Holland, Michigan in 1846 and played an important role in establishing the school that would become Hope College. Signed Autograph Card, dated Chicago, 1872......25-35

Portrait of Raalte

 

43. RELIGION] Charles-Francois Turinaz [1838-1918] Catholic Archbishop. Extremely long ALS, 1902, 4 very full pages. Fine. Not translated.........50-75

 

44. [FRANCE] [FRANCE] Decret De L'Assemblee Nationalale, 1791, 11-pages. Signed in ink on final page. Approx. 7-1/2 x 9-1/4". Excellent condition.........80-120

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Signed page

 

45. [FRANCE] Edme Étienne Borne Desfourneaux (1767-1849) French general and governor of Guadalope. He was badly wounded at the Action of 19 February 1801. The Action of 19 February 1801 was a naval battle fought off Ceuta in Spanish North Africa in February 1801 between a French Navy frigate and British Royal Navy frigate during the French Revolutionary Wars. ALS, no year, 1p, 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". Fine..........100-150

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Portrait of Desfourneaux

 

Archive of French Writers

46. Collection of 10 letters of French writers. Includes: Andre Chevrillon [1864-1957; Augustin Cabanes [1862-1928]; Adelaide Filleul [1761-1836]; Arthur Boislisle [1835-1908]; Auguste Himly [1823-1906]; Ferdinand Brunetiere [1849-1906]; Pierre Veron [1831-1900]; Pierre Pitre-Chevalier [1812-1863]; Jean Dutourd [b. 1920]; Jean d'Ormesson [b. 1925]. Mostly VG...........RESERVE $100

 

47. [MUSIC] Rolf Riehm (b. 1937) German composer. Wonderful AMQS from his "Toccato Orpheus" for guitar, inscribed to a collector, approx. 11-1/2 x 8-1/4". Two mail fold-lines o/w VG..........75-100

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48. [MUSIC] Jan Bach (b. 1937) American composer. His primary performing instrument is the horn, and he is especially renowned for his horn pieces and especially well-known among hornists. AMQS, inscribed from his "2nd Opera "The Student from Salamanca." Approx. 10-1/2 x 4-1/4". Two mail fold-lines o/w VG..........75-100

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49. [MUSIC] Lyell Cresswell (born 1944, Wellington, New Zealand) composer of contemporary classical music. He studied in Wellington, Toronto, Aberdeen and Utrecht. He moved to Scotland in the 1970s and has lived and worked in Edinburgh since 1985. He received the APRA Silver Scroll for his contribution to New Zealand music in 1979 and he won the Ian Whyte Award for the orchestral work Salm in 1978. In 1979, 1981 and 1988 he received a recommendation by the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. In 2002, Victoria University of Wellington awarded him an honorary D. Mus degree and the inaugural Elgar Bursary. AMQS from his "Cello Concerto", dated 1993. On 6x4" card. Fine........40-60

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50. [THEATRE] 4 SIGNED vintage photos [postcard size] of British actresses: [1] Jose Collins [1887-1958] celebrated for her performances in musical comedies and early silent screen movies. [2] Evelyn Laye [1900-1996] theatre & film actress. [3] Cicely Alice Debenham [1891-1955] 1920s musical comedies. [4] Violet Vanbrugh [1867-1942] her career lasted more than 50 years. Signed in dark area so poor contrast.........80-120

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51. [FILM & THEATRE] 4 SIGNED vintage photos [postcard size] of British actors: [1] Leslie Lincoln Henson [1891-1957] comedian. [2] Raiph Lynn [1882-1962] stage & screen. Signature possibly facsimilie. [3] Harry Welchman [1886-1966] early silent screen. [4] Edward O'Connor Terry [1844-1912] one of the most influential actors of the Victorian era. Signed photo dated 1907. Superb photo although signed in dark area...........75-100

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52. [FILM] Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) American actor of stage and film. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He first gained worldwide fame as the star of the Orson Welles films Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay. He went on to star in such popular films as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Duel in the Sun (which remains one of the top 100 highest grossing films of all time when adjusted for inflation), Love Letters (1945), Portrait of The Third Man (1948) and Jennie (1949). Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........80-120

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French Revolution heroine who saved her father from the guillotine

53. [FRANCE] Marie de Sombreuil (1774-1823) French Revolution heroine who saved her father from the guillotine. Her father was Charles François de Virot (Marquis de Sombreuil. 1725-1794) French Royalist general of the Ancien Regime and French Revolutionary Wars. He rose to become maréchal de camp, hero of the Battle of Rocoux and governor of Les Invalides before being guillotined in 1794. Marie was known as Mademoiselle de Sombreuil. She saved her father from the guillotine in September 1792. As the death sentence was about to be carried out, she climbed on the scaffold, called the crowd to witness and begged the executioner to spare her father. He offered to pardon the condemned man if she agreed to drink a glass of blood from the previous beheading. Legend says this is what she did. Her epitaph on the tomb: Victim of filial love she only lived to console and succour the unfortunate. Her wounded heart could only be healed by death. Her reward was in Heaven." While Mademoiselle Sombreuil's body rests in peace in Avignon, her heart resides in an urn at Les Invalides in Paris, where her father had previously served as governor. Her's is one of the most haunting and bizarre stories to come down to us from the French Revolution. Her life was unremarkable and probably no different to that of any other aristocratic girl of the time until the 16th of August 1792 when her beloved father was imprisoned in the Abbaye along with other members of the nobility who had sided with the royal family during the fall of the Tuileries. Marie courageously demanded to share her father's imprisonment and so was at his side on the 2nd September when a makeshift tribunal and mob arrived at the Abbaye as part of the infamous Prison Massacres. When the Marquis de Sombreuil was called before the tribunal, his brave daughter went with him and implored their captors and the 'judges' to be lenient, reminding them of her father's many years of faithful service and old age. Finally she informed them that if they wished to harm the Marquis, then they would have to kill her also. It is at this point the accounts of what happened next vary. The legend goes that the jeering guards, who were seated upon a pile of corpses belonging to those that they had already slaughtered, then filled a glass with the blood of their victims and handed it to Mademoiselle de Sombreuil, telling her that her father would be spared if she drank the ghastly beverage. 'One of the ruffians, touched by her resolution, called out that they should be allowed to pass if the girl would drink to the health of the nation. The whole court was swimming with blood, and the glass he held out to her was full of something red. Marie would not shudder. She drank, and with the applause of the assassins ringing in her ears, she passed with her father over the threshold of the fatal gates, into such freedom and safety as Paris could then afford. Never again could she see a glass of red wine without a shudder, and it was generally believed that it was actually a glass of blood that she had swallowed, though she always averred that this was an exaggeration, and that it had been only her impression before tasting it that so horrible a draught was offered to her.' Unfortunately for the heroic Mademoiselle de Sombreuil, her father and younger brother, Stanislas (1768-1794) were again arrested a year later and she would share their imprisonment at Port-Libre and Sainte-Pélagie before the Marquis and Stanislas were guillotined on the 17th June 1794. Mademoiselle de Sombreuil remained in prison and was treated as a heroine by the other prisoners until she was eventually liberated after the fall of Robespierre in July 1794. Sadly, there was more tragedy in store for the unfortunate young woman when her youngest and most beloved brother, Charles Eugène de Sombreuil (born 11th July 1770), who had been fighting with the Royalist forces in Brittany, was captured after a failed invasion of France at Quiberon and was executed, alongside 750 of his fellow soldiers (450 of whom were aristocrats) by firing squad by order of Lazare Hoche, who had previously promised during negotiations with Sombreuil that the lives of all Royalist troops would be spared. Poor Mademoiselle de Sombreuil, the sole survivor of a family that had been destroyed by revolution and war was to mourn her father and brothers for the rest of her life. On the 23rd July 1796 she was to marry an emigré, the Comte de Villelum, but there were no children. She died in Avignon on the 15th of May 1823. Rare ALS, no date, 1-page, approx. 4.5 x 6.5. Superb condition. Not translated..........200-300

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54. [THEATRE] Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) distinguished Italian tragedienne, who was often referred to as the Marquise. AQS, dated London July 16, 1873, written on 8x3 in. card. Fresh condition..........30-40

 

Organist at the Chapel Royal

55. [MUSIC] Sir George Thomas Smart (1776-1867) English musician. He was a violinist, organist, teacher of singing and conductor. In 1822 he was appointed organist at the Chapel Royal. Sir George Smart was, from that time onwards, one of the chief musical leaders and organizers in England, conducting at the Royal Philharmonic Society, Covent Garden, the provincial festivals, etc., and in 1838 being appointed composer to the Chapel Royal. ALS, 1869, 1p, approx. 4x6". VG............75-100

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Portrait of Sir Smart

 

56. [THEATRE] John Gielgud (1904-2000) English actor, director, and producer. Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Dame Judith Anderson {1897-1992) actress. Signed magazine cover, 1947, approx. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2". Signed by both. Light stain right edge. Chipped bottom edge slightly cropped.........50-75

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57. [MUSIC] Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973) Danish-American opera singer. He was the pre-eminent Wagnerian tenor of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, and has since come to be considered the quintessence of his voice type. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph. Simply superb!..........125-175

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58. [FRANCE] Ernest Legouve [1807-1903] French dramatist. ALS, no yr., 1p, 5 x 7.5" VG.........50-75

 

59. James Sullivan (1744-1808) in 1776, Sullivan was a judge in Massachusetts. Although he was elected to represent Massachusetts at the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 he did not attend. From 1790 to 1807, he was the Republican attorney general of Massachusetts and in 1801 prosecuted the Dedham murderer Jason Fairbanks. He also served as the seventh Governor of Massachusetts between 1807 and 1808. He was the brother John Sullivanof New Hampshire general and governor. ALS, Boston, 1806, written to Reverand Pearce, thanking him for caring for his grandson. 7x9. Edge tipped to a backing page...........150-200

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Portrait of Gov. Sullivan

 

60. [RELIGION] PERRAUD, Orat., Adolphe-Louis-Albert [1828-1906] French Cardinal. ALS, 1888, 1p, 5 x 8 in. VG...........50-75

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61. [MUSIC] Cathinka von Dietz [b. 1816] Bavarian pianist. She made her Paris debut in 1836. Brief ALS, no year, 1p, 4x5". VG............40-60

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62. [ART] Will Barnet [19112012] American artist Signed poscard reproduction of his work "Sleeping Child." Approx. 4-3/4 x 6-1/4...........50-75

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63. [FRANCE] Alexandre de Longpre (1795-1856) French dramatist. ALS, 1843, 2-1/2 pages, approx. 5 x 7-1/4. VG............50-75

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Document Signed by Two Prominent New Yorkers

64. [NEW YORK] Jacob Morton (1756-1837) Major-General. Morton was the marshal for the First inauguration of George Washington. When it was found that no bible was available, Morton retrieved the Lodge Bible from St. John's Lodge (New York). Morton was the current Worshipful Master of St. John's Lodge. He served as New York City Comptroller from 1807 to 1808; was clerk for the New York City Common Council. Morton was an active Freemason, and was the Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New York from 1801-1804. The Grand Lodge of New York established an award named for Morton known as the Jacob Morton Award, given to Masons or Masonic Organizations that have demonstrated exceptional voluntary service to their community. Morton as promoted to brigadier-general in 1804. The Brigade he commanded was known as "Morton's Brigade of Artillery," which was the precursor for the Seventh Regiment of New York. As Major General, Morton led the New York Militia during the War of 1812. William Paulding, Jr. (1770-1854) US Representative from New York and a Mayor of New York City. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1811 to March 3, 1813 and was a brigadier general of militia. He served in the War of 1812 and was a delegate to the New York constitutional convention in 1821. Paulding was a cousin of Revolutionary war hero John Paulding, one of the captors of Major John André. Paulding Avenue in the Morris Park section of The Bronx is named after him. Offered here is a 1828 document, City of New York, Paulding as Mayor, Morton as Clerk and ? Bleecker [needs further research to determine if member of the famous Bleecker family]. A salary pay order to D. Hubbard, City Inspector. Approx. 6-1/4 x 4"". VG..........100-150

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65. [NEW YORK] John A. Dix [1860-1928] was the 38th Gov. of New York [1911-12]. Bank ckeck, 1910, made out to himself therefore 2 signatures on front plus his signature on verso. Neatly inlaid to another sheet so both sides can be viewed. VG.........50-75

 

66. [MUSIC] William Schuman (1910-1992) American composer and music administrator. Brief TLS, 1988. Fine.........25-35

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67. [MUSIC] Ignace Strasfogel (1909-1994) Polish-born composer and conductor. From 1912, Strasfogel resided in Berlin and studied composition under Franz Schreker. In 1926, his two piano sonatas won the Mendelssohn Prize. In 1934, Strasfogel was forced to emigrate from Nazi Germany to the United States. In America, he worked as a pianist and won fame as conductor of the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. In 1983, Strasfogel ended a 35 year break from composing, producing works for piano, orchestra, chamber music and songs. AMQS, 1973, approx. 6.5 x 3.5". Fine...........50-75

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68. [FRANCE] René-François Régnier [1794-1881] Archbishop of Cambrai (France), created cardinal priest 1873; participated in the Conclave of 1878, which elected Pope Leo XIII. Two ALSs, one dated 1848 and the other 184(?), both 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG...........80-120

 

Sir Paul McCartney

69. [MUSIC] Sir Paul McCartney (b. 1942) English singer-songwriter, composer. Formerly of The Beatles and Wings, according to Guinness World Records, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music. Signed poster, from his "Back In The World Tour 2003." Approx. 24x34 in. The glare in the photo is a reflection. Only minor faults and in generally good-VG condition. On the back side you'll see where there was some damp-staining but this doesn't show on the front. Must be mailed in a tube............400-600

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"The Quiet Beatle"

70. [MUSIC] George Harrison (1943- 2001) English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle". Signed poster, approx. 26-3/4 x 38 in. Only minor faults [pin holes in corners]and in generally good-VG condition. Must be mailed in a tube............600-800

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Awarded the Medal of Honor During World War II

71. [NAVAL] Rear Admiral Gene Fluckey (1913-2007) United States Navy submarine commander who was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II. In one of the stranger incidents in the war, Fluckey sent a landing party ashore to set demolition charges on a coastal railway line, destroying a 16-car train. This was the sole landing by U.S. military forces on the Japanese home islands during World War II. Signed bnak check, 1995. VG........50-75

 

72. [ART] Peter Blume [1906-1992] American artist. Blume, born in Smarhon, Russia (present-day Belarus], in a Jewish family, emigrated with his family to New York City in in 1912; the family settled in Brooklyn. He studied art at the Educational Alliance, the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, and the Art Students League of New York, establishing his own studio by 1926. He trained with Raphael Soyer and Isaac Soyer, exhibited with Charles Daniel, and was patronized by the Rockefeller family. An admirer of Renaissance technique, Blume worked by drawing and making compositional cartoons before putting his work on canvas. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932 and spent a year in Italy. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. The painting was inspired by a trip across Pennsylvania in an old car that required frequent repair. Eternal City [1934-1937] was politically charged, portraying Benito Mussolini as a jack-in-the-box emerging from the Coliseum; as a one-man, one-painting exhibition, it excited considerable attention from critics and audiences. Signed soft-cover catalog of his paintings & drawings, publ. 1964, 26pp, plus many more pages of illustrations. About 7.5 x 10. Signed inside on flyleaf - bold signature..............75-100

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73. [FILM] Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party. Riefenstahl's prominence in the Third Reich along with her personal friendship with Adolf Hitler thwarted her film career following Germany's defeat in World War II, after which she was arrested but released without any charges. Triumph of the Will gave Riefenstahl instant and lasting international fame, as well as infamy. Although she directed only eight films, just two of which received significant coverage outside of Germany, Riefenstahl was widely known all her life. The propaganda value of her films made during the 1930s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding. The Economist wrote that Triumph of the Will "sealed her reputation as the greatest female filmmaker of the 20th century". Document Signed, 1974, receipt from the Munich Savoy Hotel. She paid rent and telephone for her office. VG...........75-100

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74. [MUSIC] Marvin Hamlisch [1944-2012] American composer. He is one of only thirteen people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony (those four together are known as an EGOT). He is also one of only two people to EGOT and also win a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch has also won two Golden Globes. AMQS from his composition "Anatomy of Peace." Inscribed, about 10.5 x 4.5. Two mail folds o/w VG..........60-80

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75. [THEATRE] David Belasco (1853-1931) American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. Signed card, 3-1/8 x 2-1/4". Fine..........30-40

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76. [MUSIC] Anthony Hedges [b. 1931] English composer. AMQS, inscribed from his Four Breton Sketches, "Promedate a Dinard." 10-1/2 x 4-1/4". Two mail fold lines o/w VG.....50-75

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77. [MUSIC] William Bolcom [b. 1938] American composer and pianist. He has received the Pulitzer Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, two Grammy Awards, the Detroit Music Award and was named 2007 Composer of the Year by Musical America. Bolcom taught composition at the University of Michigan from 1973-2008. AMQS, inscribed, from his 8th Symphony. 10-1/4 x 4-1/4". Two mail fold lines o/w VG.........75-100

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78. [MUSIC] Ivan Erod (b. 1936) Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist. AMQS on 6x4 card. Fine........60-80

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79. [FILM] Joyce Compton (1907 - 1997) American actress. Among her films were Imitation of Life, Magnificent Obsession, The Awful Truth, Rose of Washington Square, They Drive by Night, Christmas in Connecticut, Mildred Pierce, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Sorry, Wrong Number. ALS, 1966, written on both sides to a fan. Nice letter. VG..........40-60

 

80. Harold E. Stassen (1907- 2001) 25th Governor of Minnesota from 1939 to 1943. After service in World War II, from 1948 to 1953 he was president of the University of Pennsylvania. In popular culture his name has become most identified with his fame as a perennial candidate for other offices, most notably and frequently President of the United States. Aigned 1982 FDC honoring FDR. Clean. VG.......25-35

 

81. [MIXED LOT] [1] Katharine Graham (1917 - 2001) American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Signature on 3x5 card. [2] John Cage (1912-1992) Am. composer. Signature in return address. See Cage [3] Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) Pulitzer Prize Am. playwright. Sig. envelope honoring Eugene O'Neill. [4] Miriam MacMillan [1905-1970] female explorer. Sig/inscribed on back of Schooner Bowdoin postcard. [5] Marion Mack - actress. Signed 3x5 card, 1989. [6] Walt Mason [1862-?] "Uncle Walt" the Emporia, Kansas poet whose inimitable wit brought him national reputation. SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT, 1912............60-80

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82. [SHOW BIZ] Mixed Lot: [1] Dame Edith Evans [1888-1976] Eng. actress. Signature. [2] Mary Healey - actress. Sig. 3x5 card. [3] Sylvia Sidney [1910-1999] actress. Sig 3x5 card w/note. [4] Olga San Juan - signed album page [1947]. [5] CRAIG STEVENS (1918-2000) American Actor - He was well showcased as a soft-hearted gangster in At the Stroke of Twelve, a 1941 two-reel adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Old Doll's House, but his feature film roles were merely adequate at best. By 1950, Stevens was reduced to playing a standard mustachioed villain in the Bowery Boys epic Blues Busters. His saving turnaround came about when Stevens was cast in the title role of the 1958 Blake Edwards-produced TV private eye series Peter Gunn. Though obviously imitating Cary Grant in the early episodes of this three-season hit, Stevens eventually developed a hard-edged acting style all his own. He later re-created his TV role in the 1967 theatrical feature Gunn. Subsequent TV-series assignments for Stevens included the British-filmed weekly Man of the World (1962) and CBS' Mr. Broadway (1964). SIGNED 3x5 card with sentiment. SLIGHT SMEAR TO 1st letter. [6] (Hortense) Rhea [1844-1899] Belgium actress. Sig. card, w/sentiment, 1894. [7] Stuart Robson [1836-1903] stage actor. Signature w/sentiment. [8] Henry Wilcoxon (1905-1984) was an actor born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, and best known as a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMille's films, also serving as DeMille's associate producer on his later films. VINTAGE SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT ON ALBUM PAPER. [9] Gladys Walton [1896-1993] Am. actress of the silent screen. Signature, inscribed. [10] Lillian Gish [1893-1993] Am. actress. Signed 3x5 card............100-150

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83. [MUSIC] Leslie Bassett (b. 1923) American composer of classical music, and the University of Michigan's Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition. Bassett received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Variations for Orchestra. AMQS on 3x5 card. VG.........50-75

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84. [MUSIC] Al Kasha [b. 1937] Brooklyn born composer, songwriter and arranger, as well as businessman. He is most noted for his years of collaboration with songwriter Joel Hirschhorn. The two wrote and collaborated many successful songs for many musical groups such as The Peppermint Rainbow's "Will You Be Staying After Sunday". The songwriting duo won two Oscars for Best Song, "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure in 1972 and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno in 1974. Along with Hirshhorn, Kasha also received two Tony nominations for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Copperfield, two Grammy nominations and an Emmy, as well as four Golden Globe nominations and a People's Choice award. They also composed the theme song to the short-lived 1990s game show The Challengers. AMQS from his famous "The Morning After." About 10-1/2 x 4-1/4. Two mail fold-lines o/w VG...........60-80

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85. [CIVIL WAR] Horace Porter (1837-1921) American soldier and diplomat who served as a lieutenant colonel, ordnance officer and staff officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, personal secretary to General and President Ulysses S. Grant and to General William T. Sherman, vice president of the Pullman Palace Car Company and U.S. Ambassador to France from 1897 to 1905. In 1866, he was appointed to the brevet grade of brigadier general, United States Army. Document Signed, Pullman's Palace Car Co., Chicago , stock certificate, 1882, signed as Vice-President. Small cancelation punch holes touch signature..........75-100

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86. Somersworth, New Hampshire - collection of 15 documents from the Rollins Family Papers, dating 1815 to 1842. Appears to concern Andrew, James and Samuel Rollins. Some of the persons who signed are: John Wentworth, James Rollins, Andrew Rollins, David Rollins, Benjamin Libby, Alfred Sawyer, Hiram Rollins, John Rollins. Condition is very good...........100-150

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87. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste de Latil (1761&endash;1839) French cardinal. As Archbishop of Reims he anointed King Charles X in 1825. Brief ADS, 1820, signed as Archbishop of Chartres. Approx. 7-3/4 x 6". VG...........80-120

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Old Regime (Royal) Decrees Are Rare

88. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 28 June 1791, 3-pages, signed inprint Duport for the King, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2". Very fresh condition..........80-120

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89. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Original photograph of young Arthur MacArthur [son of Gen. MacArthur]. Taken in 1951. Photo taken by Hal Jensen. International News Photos paper caption attached to back of photo. Approx. 7-1/8 x 9". VG..........50-75

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90. [ART PHOTOGRAPHY] R. SOBOL - PARIS PHOTOGRAPHER C. 1920-1930. Offered here is a vintage photograph of the French film actress, Tania Fedor. Approx. 9 x 11", and ink signed on front by Sobol. His blindstamp is on verso. Fine.............75-100

 

91. Long Wharf, Boston, Mass. Interesting document, Boston, 10 March 1803, 1p. To the Proprietors of Long Wharf, signed by 7 persons. "We the subscriber occupants of the New Brick Stores..." are asking for exemption from the By-laws for certain types of goods [probably gun powder]. The signature need to be researched. VG.......80-120

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Address leaf

 

92. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Three Queens - 1953 original International News Photo of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Queen Mother. Approx. 7 x 9". Caption attached..........75-100

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93. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1680 on vellum, signed by Lespee, De Gruchet and another, with blue oval Order of Malta mark, 1p, approx. 11-1/4 x 7-1/4. For some reason the scan below shows better than the document itself, which has lightened.........100-150

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94. [FILM] Trevor Howard (1913-1988) English film, and stage actor. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........50-75

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95. [FRANCE] Marc-Antoine Jullien, called Jullien fils, (1775-1848) French revolutionary and man of letters. Son of Marc Antoine Jullien, deputy from Drôme in the National Convention, he entered the Collège de Navarre in 1785; his studies were interrupted by the beginning of the Revolution. Encouraged by his ardently patriotic mother, he attempted a career in journalism, in 1790 becoming a collaborator on the Journal du Soir. The following year, he became a member of the Jacobin Club, in which he became an opponent of war. In the spring of 1792, Jullien was sent to London by the Marquis de Condorcet, at the time president of the comité diplomatique of the Legislative Assembly. There he served as a student-diplomat, becoming an intermediary between the more liberal English factions and the Girondists. Among those he met there were Talleyrand and Lord Stanhope. Returning to France that autumn, he was named aide-commissairem and then commissaire des guerres, of the army of the Pyrenees, in January 1793. He was soon transferred to Tarbes "due to age". He rejoined the army of the Pyrenees on April 16, entering Paris with them on August 4. Jullien then became a protege of Robespierre, and was sent by the Committee of Public Safety on a mission to several Atlantic ports, beginning on September 10, 1793. Charged with ensuring surveillance of the military situation and of Jacobin propaganda, he attempted to gain for himself a rapport with public feeling. In Nantes, on February 4, 1794, he wrote a letter to Robespierre in which he denounced Carrier At Bordeaux, he stood in opposition to Jean-Lambert Tallien and his mistress, Thérésa Cabarrus . He left Bordeaux to return to Paris on April 24, 1794; there he was named to the Executive Committee on Public Instruction. On May 18, he returned to Bordeaux, to purify the municipality and the Jacobin Club and seek out hidden Girondists among the deputies. Jullien would likely have become a major player in the Revolution had it not been for the execution, by guillotine, of Robespierre in July 1793. Made destitute, he was arrested on August 10 and sent to prison; he would be held at the maison de santé of Notre-Dame-des-Champs, and would testify at Carrier's trial. He disavowed his association with Robespierre and was released, through the intervention of his father, on October 14, 1795. Ten days later, the insurrection of 13 Vendémiaire was stopped. Jullien next became one of the founders of the Club du Panthéon, returning to journalism with the creation of L'Orateur plébéien, a democratic and moderate pamphlet, with Ève Demaillot and Jean-Jacques Leuliette. On March 13, 1796, Merlin de Douai helped him enter the Ministère de la Police, where he became responsible for lists of emigrans. He soon became suspected of Babouvist sympathies, and was forced to hide after the discovery of the Conspiracy of Equals in May 1796; he reappeared in October of the same year. Jullien next joined the Army of Italy, becoming a writer for its mail service from August to November 1797. He then accompanied Napoleon I, in May 1798, on his journey to Egypt. There he became ill, and returned to France with Louis Bonaparte. Becoming well, he entered the service of general Championnet, becoming an adviser on December 28, 1978. Among the initiators of the Neapolitan Republic, he became secretary general to Championnet's provisional government on January 26, 1799. He was quickly recalled by the Directory, and was arrested on February 24. On March 12 he stood before a military tribunal, but was freed by the Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII on June 18. Accommodating the coup of 18 Brumaire to satisfaction, Jullien proposed a plan to unify the Italian states in July 1800. Immediately becoming indignant at anti-Jacobin proscriptions, following the Plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise he was relegated to handling administrative functions in Paris. He received the cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1803. After a visit to Madame de Staël at Chaumont-sur-Loire, through which he raised Napoleon's suspicions, he was sent to the Kingdom of Italy in 1810; while passing through Yverdon, he became acquainted with the Swiss pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. In 1813. Jullien was jailed due to his opposition to the Empire. Freed during the Bourbon Restoration , he published numerous opposition journals between 1815 and 1817, becoming known in the process as a pedagogue. He corresponded regularly with Pestalozzi, to whom he sent his first three sons, at Yverdon, and became a promoter of the Monitorial System of education. In 1819 he founded Revue encyclopédique. ALS, 1826, 1p., 8 x 10". Wrinkles o/w VG..........125-175

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96. Alan Paton (1903-1988) South African author and anti-apartheid activist. Signed 1964 FDC honoring 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare. Most attractive. Fine..........35-45

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97. Maine Paper - approx. 123 old documents, the earliest being 1790 - to about 1908. Receipts & business & legal paper. Needs research. Varied conditions. Reserve bid $75

 

98. (ENGLISH TREASURY OFFICIALS IN 1690) RICHARD HAMPDEN (1631-1695). English statesman. Privy councillor (1689). Commissioner of the treasury (1689). Chancellor of the exchequer (1690-1694). Signature on portion of a treasury document (1690). Also signed by SIR THOMAS PELHAM (16501712) and STEFFOX. Attractive signatures on irregular shape fragment...............50-75

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99. [ARCHIVE] From the Papers of Philip Joseph Philbin (1898-1972) the Democratic U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. Large group of approx. 92 signed letters to Philbin; 1 TLS from Philbin; approx. 150 telegrams and carbon copies of letters. Unread for content.........100-150

 

100. [MIXED LOT] [1] Willem Kolff (1911-2009) was a pioneer of hemodialysis as well as in the field of artificial organs. Willem is a member of the Kolff family, an old Dutch patrician family. He made his major discoveries in the field of dialysis for kidney failure during the Second World War . He migrated in 1950 to the United States, where he obtained the US citizenship in 1955, and received a number of awards and widespread recognition for his work. [2] Charles Sumner - antique engraved portrait [foxing] [3] Capt. Calvin Hayward [1767-1811] ADS, Surry, NH., dated 1801. [4] James Purdy - Am. poet. Sig., inscribed copy of poem. [5] George Boutwell [1818-1905] American statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, the 20th Governor of Massachusetts, a Senator and Representative from Massachusetts and the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President Abraham Lincoln. 1844 document, long list of articles & prices when Boutwell was a merchant. Even though it says under Boutwell's signature "by D. Crosby" we believe that the entire document & signature is in Boutwell's hand. [6] 1618 English document - THOMAS WATTSON, RECEIVER OF FIRST-FRUITS AND TENTHS, PAYS OF THE ISSUES OF THE SAME ON LOSING HIS ACCOUNT TO DEC. 31, 1617. Approx. 13-1/3 x 1-1/2". [7] Clarence Budington Kelland (1881-1964) American writer. He once described himself as "the best second-rate writer in America". Signed slip beide his picture. [8] JNO. B. BUCKSTONE [1802-1879]. English comedian and playwright. Author of some 150 plays and farces, including Uncle Tom, Our Mary Anne, Luke the Labourer, and Ellen Wareham. First London appearance in 1823; lessee and actor-manager, Haymarket Theatre (1853-78). MOUNTED SIGNATURE, 1877. [9] Alfred Elmore [1815-1881] Victorian history and genre painter. He was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Dr. John Richard Elmore, a surgeon who retired from the British Army to Clonakilty. His family moved to London, where Elmore studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. His early works were in the troubadour style of Richard Parkes Bonington, but he soon graduated to religious work, notably The Martyrdom of Thomas à Becket, commissioned by Daniel O'Connell for Westland Row Church in Dublin. Between 1840 and 1844 Elmore travelled across Europe, visiting Munich, Venice, Bologna, and Florence. Elmore seems to have been associated with The Clique, a group of young artists who saw themselves as followers of Hogarth and David Wilkie. According to his friend William Powell Frith he was member of the group, but since it was most active while he was in continental Europe, his involvement was probably short-lived. Most of Elmore's later works were historical narrative paintings. Religious Controversy and The Novice were implicitly anti-Catholic in character. Other paintings set episodes from Shakespeare, or the history of the French Revolution. They often contained subtle explorations of the process of creation, most importantly his two paintings about technological innovation, The Invention of the Stocking Loom (1847, Nottingham Castle Museum) and The Invention of the Combing Machine (1862, Cartwright Hall, Bradford). Both portray the process of industrialisation by depicting picturesque pre-industrial handicrafts. The inventor is supposed to be pondering these manual skills while he forms in his mind a mechanism to replace them. Elmore's best-known work is On the Brink (1865; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), a moral genre painting depicting a young woman who has lost her money gambling, and is 'on the brink' of responding to the blandishments of a seducer, who is depicted as a satan-like figure, luridly bathed in red light, and whispering corrupting thoughts in her ear. By the late 1860s Elmore was moving away from such Hogarthian subjects towards a more classical style influenced by Edward Poynter and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He also painted Arabic figures, in line with the vogue for Orientalism in art. Elmore suffered from neuralgia through much of his life, and in his late years he became lame following a fall from his horse. He died of cancer in January 1881 and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery in London. HIS SIGNATURE AND 5 LINES REMOVED FROM LETTER. [10] Martin Welker (1819-1902) U.S. Representative from Ohio. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, Welker was appointed as an aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel to the Governor of Ohio on August 10, 1861. He then served as Judge Advocate General of the State of Ohio for the balance of 1861, and was the superintendent of drafting under Governor Tod, commencing August 15, 1862. He served as assistant adjutant general in 1862. As the war waned, Welker enlisted on February 16, 1865 in the Union Army as a private in Company I, 188th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out September 21, 1865. SIGNATURE 1866............100-150

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101. [POLITICS] Mixed Lot: [1] BARNUM, William Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Boston Corner, Columbia County, N.Y., September 17, 1818; attended the common schools; apprenticed to the trade of iron founder and subsequently admitted to partnership by his father, who was engaged in the iron business at Lime Rock, Conn.; member, State house of representatives 1851-1852; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1867, until May 18, 1876, when he resigned to become Senator; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orris S. Ferry and served from May 18, 1876, to March 3, 1879; chair, Democratic National Committee 1876-1889; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died at Lime Rock, Litchfield County, Conn., April 30, 1889; interment in the Lime Rock Cemetery in Salisbury, Conn. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] WHEELER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), New Haven County, Conn., February 11, 1823; attended the common schools at Cheshire, Conn.; moved to New York City in 1843 and was engaged in the hotel business with his father; became a dry-goods clerk; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; commissioner and president of the Department of Taxes and Assessments of New York City 1872-1880; member of the Board of Estimates and Apportionments and commissioner of accounts of New York City; was a lawyer, but did not practice; died in New York City April 1, 1906; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] WOLF, William Penn, a Representative from Iowa; born in Harrisburg, Stark County, Ohio, December 1, 1833; attended the public schools and Holbrook Seminary; moved to Cedar County, Iowa, in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa; superintendent of public schools; member of the State house of representatives in 1863 and 1864; served in the Union Army as captain of Company I, Forty-sixth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry; appointed assistant assessor of internal revenue in 1865; member of the State senate 1867-1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Smyth and served from December 6, 1870, to March 3, 1871; resumed the practice of law in Tipton, Iowa; again a member of the State house of representatives 1881-1885, and was chosen speaker in 1884; elected judge of the eighteenth judicial district in the fall of 1894 and continued in this capacity until his death in Tipton, Iowa, on September 19, 1896; interment in the Masonic Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Wolf [4] BOLES, Thomas, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., July 16, 1837; attended the common schools; taught school for several years; sheriff of Yell County in 1858; deputy clerk of the circuit court of Yell County in 1859 and 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Danville, Ark.; during the Civil War served as captain of Company E, Third Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry; judge of the fourth judicial circuit from 1865 to April 20, 1868, when he resigned; upon the readmission of Arkansas to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from June 22, 1868, until March 3, 1871; successfully contested the election of John Edwards to the Forty-second Congress and served from February 9, 1872, until March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law at Dardanelle, Ark.; served many years as school director and alderman; appointed receiver of the land office at Dardanelle by President Hayes in February 1878; United States marshal for the western district of Arkansas 1881-1889; delegate to every Republican State convention from the organization of the party until his death; clerk of the United States Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit from September 1897 until his death in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., March 13, 1905; interment in Brealey Cemetery, Dardanelle, Ark. CLIP SIGNATURE. See Boles signature [5] LEWIS, John Francis, a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynnwood, Rockingham County, Va., March 1, 1818; attended an old field school; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State secession convention in 1861 and refused to sign the ordinance of secession; elected lieutenant governor in 1869; upon the readmission of the State of Virginia to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 26, 1870, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-third Congress); appointed by Presidents Ulysses Grant and Rutherford Hayes United States marshal for the western district of Virginia 1875-1882, when he resigned; again elected lieutenant governor in 1881; resumed agricultural pursuits; died at "Lynnwood," Rockingham County, Va., September 2, 1895; interment in the family burial ground. NICE SIGNATURE ON ALBUM SHEET. He was a delegate to the Virginia secession convention in 1861, but refused to sign the ordinance of secession. He was the only member from east of the Allegheny Mountains that refused to endorse the document. [6] James K. Moorhead (1806-1884) U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He established the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. He constructed the Monongahela Navigation Canal and was president of the company for 21 years. He was president of the Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co., which later became the Western Union Telegraph Company. CLIP SIGNATURE. [7] Moses Norris, Jr. (1799-1855) United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Norris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847). He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1847-1848, and served as speaker . He was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1849, until his death. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Claims (Thirty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Thirty-second Congress) and the Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-third Congress). He died in Washington, D.C. in 1855; interment was in Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. Signature.............60-80

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102. [ART] Karl von Rydingsvard - A pioneer in "legitimate" wood carving is Mr. Karl von Rydingsvard, a Swede, who had been a teacher of and lecturer on carving in New York. He spent his summers in Maine&emdash;appropriate place for workers in wood. At Brunswick, Me., he brought about him zealous pupils from families of the well-to-do, and also regular folks. Offered here is a wonderful content letter from Rydingsvard to the noted artits, Douglas Volk. The first couple of pages concern a frame made by Rydingsvard for Volk. The remaining portion of the letter is a little biographical and talks about how the Scandinavians, rather than Americans, are considered the best wood carvers. Dated 1902, 5pp. NOT WRITTEN OR SIGNED IN THE HAND OF RYDINGSVARD; probably in the hand of his wife or daughter. VG............50-75

 

103. [MIXED LOT] [1] Knox, Edmund George Valpy. Pseudonym Evoe [1881-1971]. English humorist. On staff (from 1921), editor of Punch (1932-49). Author of The Brazen Lyre (1911), Fiction As She Is Wrote (1923), Quaint Specimens (1925), Folly Calling (1932), etc. ALS, 1932, 1p. VG. Click to see Knox [2] Two 1839 Bills of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Rhode Island to New Orleans. Partly-printed, approx. 8.5 x 2 in. [3] [RAILROAD] SIR FREDERICK JOSEPH BRAMWELL [1818-1903] English engineer; built locomotive for Stockton and Darlington railway [1843]; developed legal and consultative side of the profession; the first to practice as technical advocate; recognized authority on municipal and waterworks engineering. ALS, 1887, 1p, 8vo. To Balfour Browne. Can't dine. [4] [MISSOURI] B.G. WILKERSON - Lawyer from Sedalia, Mo. Group of 7 ALSs, & 1 signed receipt, 1887-1889. [5] Edward Carr [Glyn] Petriburg (1843 - 1928) was an Anglican bishop in England the late 19th century and the early 20th century. He was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1896 to 1916. After a curacy in Doncaster, he was the domestic chaplain to William Thomson, the Archbishop of York, and then held incumbencies at St Mary's Beverley, St George's Minster, Doncaster and St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington. He became an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen and was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1897 until 1916. ALS, The Palace Peterborough, 1905, 2pp. VG [6] George Rodney [Eden] Wakefield (1853 - 1940) was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Dover and Wakefield. He was educated at Reading School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He began his ecclesiastical career as Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham. After an incumbency at Bishop Auckland - in latter years he was also Rural Dean - he began what his Times obituary described as "nearly forty years of quiet but efficient service to the episcopate". ALS, no yr, written on both sides. VG. [7] James Fraser (1818-1885) was a reforming Anglican bishop of Manchester, England. An able Church administrator and policy leader, he was active in developing the Church's approach to education and in practical politics and industrial relations. Though his views were ecumenical and he was respected within a wide variety of religions, against his own instincts he allowed himself to become involved in some unpleasant litigation under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874. ALS, no year, 1p, laid to album page. [8] Admiral Sir Dudley R. de Chair (1864-1958) Governor of New South Wales from 1924-1930. The highlight of de Chair's naval career came in 1915-16 when, as rear admiral commanding the tenth cruiser squadron, he was responsible for the effective North Sea blockade of Germany. Signed 1905 Riggs National Bank check [Wash. DC]. Signed as Capt. RN. Good clear signature. [9] French Ensor Chadwick (1844-1919) Rear Admiral in United States Navy who became prominent in the naval reform movement of the post-Civil War era. He was particularly noted for his contributions to naval education, and served as President of the Naval War College from 1900-1903. He served in the Spanish-American War, fighting at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, and as commander of the South Atlantic Squadron he played a major part in the Perdicaris incident of 1904 in Morocco. Signed 1899 Riggs National Bank check. Fine with clear bold signature. [10] 1846 PRINTED GOV. DOC. regarding Indian affairs, 3pp...........100-150

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104. [AMERICANA MIXED LOT] [1] an 1852 engraving of the Indiana Institute for the Education of the Blind. [2] R.C. Winthrop (1809-1894) Am. lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Clip signature. Mounting trace show thru. [3] Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900)American Congregational clergyman of considerable note. He was pastor of the Harvard Congregational church of Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1845-1846, and of the Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York, from 1846 until shortly before his death. He was a conservative in theology, and an historical writer of considerable ability. From 1848 to 1861, he was associate editor of the New York Independent , which he had helped to establish; from 1887 to 1897 he was president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and he was prominent in the Long Island Historical Society. Brief ALS, Brookyn [NY], May 14, no yr. Re: Sunday School meeting. Letter appears to have been cropped along left edge, although no loss of text.. [4] Rose Eytinge (1838 - 1911) was an American actress and author, born in Philadelphia. From 1862 to 1869 she played in various theatres in New York City and then went abroad with her second husband, Col. George H. Butler, Consul General to Egypt. SIGNED CARD, 4 x 2-7/8". [5] [MICHIGAN] STRICKLAND, Randolph, a Representative from Michigan; born in Dansville, N.Y., February 4, 1823; attended the common schools; moved to Michigan in 1844 and taught school in Ingham County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in De Witt, Clinton County, Mich.; moved to St. Johns, Clinton County, and continued the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney for Clinton County in 1852, 1854, 1856, 1858, and 1862; member of the State senate in 1861 and 1862; provost marshal of the Sixth Congressional District 1863-1865; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1856 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of law; died in Battle Creek, Mich., May 5, 1880; interment in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Mich. SIGNED album page. Large signature, St. Johns, Mich. [6] [PENN] John Heinz [1938-1991] US Senator from Penn. He died in a tragic plane crash. TLS, 1986, 1p. Routine content [sending autograph]. [7] 1839 wood-engraving - View of Lowell, Mass. [8] John Sherman Cooper - US senator from Ky. Clip signature. [9] Alexander Wiley (1884-1967) was a member of the Republican Party who served four terms in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1963. When he left the Senate, he was its most senior Republican member. Signed 1948 FDC honoring Wisc. [10] Angus Cameron [1826-1897] US senator from Wisc. Signed album page.........80-120

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105. [POLITICS LOT] [1] Francis John Myers (1901-1956) American teacher, lawyer, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative (1939-1945) and a U.S. Senator (1945-1951) from Pennsylvania. He was Senate Majority Whip from 1949 to 1951. TLS, 1950. [2] George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961)American lawyer, law professor, and Republican politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate and founded the law firm of Pepper Hamilton. Clip signature. [3] Edwin M. Stanton - Lincoln's Sec. of War. Engraved portrait of Stanton. [4] Selden P. Spencer [1862-1925] US senator from Missouri. Signed card. [5] Wm. B. McKinley [1856-1926] US senator from Illinois. Signed card [toned]. [6] George Henry Williams (1823-1910), United States Attorney General and a United States senator from Oregon. Clip signture. [7] James W. Wadsworth Jr. - US senator from NY. Signed card. [8] Clair Engle - US senator from Calif. Clip signature. [9] Edward F. Arn - Gov. of Kansas. Signed card. [10] John J. Ingalls - US senator from Kansas. Signature.............50-75

 

106. [MIXED LOT] [1] [BIG BEN CLOCK] Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, Q.C. (1816-1905) British lawyer, amateur horologist, and architect. In 1851 he designed the mechanism for the clock of the Palace of Westminster, responsible for the chimes of Big Ben. He was also responsible for rebuilding the west front, roof, and transept windows of St Albans Cathedral at his own expense. Although the building had been in need of repair, popular opinion at the time held that he had changed the cathedral's character, even inspiring the creation and temporary popularity of the verb "to grimthorpe", meaning to carry out unsympathetic restorations of ancient buildings. ALS, 1898, 1p, to the Editor of the Herts Standard. "Sir, I send you this as you will probably wish to notice this important transaction in some way, and you may as well have an accurate account of it. If you like to send me a proof tomorrow you shall have it back on Wednesday." This probably relates to forwarding an article, most likely about the restoration of the Cathedral at St. Albans, which, aside from Big Ben, was his second most famous undertaking. Approx. 8-1/4 x 3-1/4". VG. [2] [SINGER SEWING] WILLIAM E. COOPER - Singer Agent. ALS, New Orleans, 1875, 1p, 4to. on Singer Manufacturing Co. letterhead. "By the burning of the S.S. City of Waco at Galveston, our Invoice of the 28th ult. shipped to that office is an entire loss. Our loss at Aherman Texas has delayed remittances from that point, which were beginning to be good. We are however re-organizing there and will soon be in good shape again..." Mounting traces along left edge. [3] Margaret Prescott Montague [pseudonym Jane Steger] (1878-1955) Am. author. She wrote "The Sowing of Alderson Cree"; "Up Eel River"; "Closed Doors. " She was the first winner of the O. Henry Award (1919) for her "England to America" in The Atlantic Monthly, September 1918. ALS, 1920, 3pp., to the journalist Margaret Marshall. Accompanied by a photograph of her standing outside near house & garden. [4] George Mitchell (b. 1933) American Statesman. Presently serving as special envoy to the Middle East for the Obama administration. A Democrat, Mitchell was a United States Senator who served as the Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. He was chairman of The Walt Disney Company from March 2004 until January 2007, and was chairman of the international law firm DLA Piper at the time of his appointment as special envoy. For his involvement in the Northern Ireland peace negotiations, Mitchell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. TLS, US Senate stationery, Nov. 13, 1980, 1p, 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. To Guy Gannett Publishing Co., Portland, Maine, sending thanks for sending him a copy of Harold Boyle's book "Best of Boyle." "I have also sent a note of thanks to Mr. Boyle personally..." In comparison with other Mitchell signatures this does not appear to be an autopen signature. [5] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Providence, Rhode Island to Savannah. Partly-printed, approx. 9 x 2 in. [6] Job R. Tyson (1803-1858) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Signature. [7] William R. Sapp (1804-1875) U.S. Representative from Ohio. Signature. [8] William A. Gilbert ( 1815 - 1875) U.S. Representative from New York. Signature. [9] Document - Abstract of Expenditures for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri in 2nd Quarter of 1890, signed by a Capt. H. Norgud [?]. [10] James Currie (1756-1805), Scottish doctor and editor of Robert Burns. Antique engraved portrait. VG............100-150

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107. [MIXED LOT] [1] ROBERT SULLIVAN - fragment of ALS to Miss Gilchrist, sending autographs. Not dated but before 1850. Mounted. [3] 7th Viscount Harberton [1867-1944] breif ALS, 1913. [4] Wesley - antique engraved portrait. [5] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by R.G. Hazard from N.Y. to Mobile. Partly-printed, approx. 8-1/8 x 2-3/8 in. [6] Rev. S. R. Townsend Mayer [1841-1880] British writer. ALS, 1876, 3pp. Fine. [7] 1852 printed Gov Doc. from President Millard Fillmore about Minnesota Public Buildings, 3pp. [8] Abdullah Al-Khayyal - Saudi Arabian Ambassador. Signature + his unsigned called card. [9] 1896 Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, State of Maine. Multi-page booklet of members whose names are written in. [10] Wood-engraved view of MILLER'S FALLS COMPANY'S WORKS, MILLER'S FALLS, MASS.........75-100

 

108. [MIXED LOT] multiple items offered here: [1] [ENGLAND] The Rev Dr John Pye-Smith FRS, FGS (1774-1851) was a Congregational theologian and tutor, associated with reconciling geological sciences with the Bible, Repeal of the Corn Laws and abolition. He was the author of many learned works. OFFERED HERE is an UNSIGNED AUTOGRAPH NOTE - "The books which I have referring to Aug. Hermann Franke. .." Follows is a short list of books. Mounted to larger sheet identifying the handwriting in 1840 and "Presented by Jas. W. Alexander." Dr John Pye-Smith was Theological Tutor at Homerton College near Hackney, London for forty-five years between 1805 and 1850, and minister of the Old Gravel Pit Chapel in Chatham Place, Hackney for nearly as long (1811-50). His pupils included Robert Halley (future Principal of New College, London), Samuel Dyer the missionary, and William Johnson Fox of the South Place Ethical Society. The son of a Sheffield bookseller, he was surrounded by books in his youth and, practically self-taught, rose not only to become a dissenting academic and author, but through his interest in science and geology, was elected to become the first Fellow of the Royal Society from a nonconformist background. He was also elected a Fellow of the Geological Society at a time when there was considerable debate about accepting the idea of geological time, and if so to find ways of reconciling this with the teachings of the Old Testament. During the politically turbulent 1790s, before moving to London he had taken over the editorship of the Sheffield Iris, the leading abolitionist newspaper in the North of England, during imprisonment of its editor, his friend James Montgomery. In 1830 Dr Pye Smith took the Chair of The Board of Congregational Ministers when it passed an anti-slavery motion to secure support from all Congregational chapels across the country in petitioning parliament:That we feel it to be a solemn duty to employ our influence with our congregations and the public, to promote petitions to both Houses of Parliament for the abolition of Colonial Slavery, and therefore pledge ourselves, and beg to recommend to our brethren throughout the kingdom to prepare from each congregation such petitions to parliament... The Congregationalists' 1833 abolition lecture, The Sinfulness of Colonial Slavery, was delivered at John Pye-Smith's Meeting House in Hackney by his former pupil, Robert Halley Dr John Pye Smith died in Hackney in 1851 and is buried below a marble chest tomb monument in Dr Watts' Walk, at the Congregationalists' non-denominational garden cemetery in the grounds of Abney Park, Stoke Newington.. [2] ROUNDELL PALMER - 1st Earl of Selborne [1812-1895]. English jurist. M.P. (1847-52, 1853-57, 1861-72); solicitor general (1861); attorney general (1863-65); opposed Gladstone' s Irish church policy; lord chancellor (1872-74, 1880-85); author of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of 1873, which established a single hierarchy of courts; edited a hymnal, The Book of Praise (1863). Created earl (1882). ALS, 1866, 2pp. [3] ABDNOR, James [1923-] Representative and a Senator from South DakotaTLS, 1977, 1p. [4] [BOXING] EDDIE MACK - President and Matchmaker, Argonne Athletic Association. TLS, Boston, 1932, 1p, 4to. To [Rev.] Roland Sawyer of Ware, Mass. Encloses 2 tickets [not present here] for the Schaaf-Winston bout. Roland Sawyer was the noted Socialist who ran for governor in Mass. Mail folds. [5] Max Gebhard SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1911. [6] (Thomas) BRASSEY (1836-1918), Earl Brassey, became civil lord (1880-83) and secretary (1884-85) of the admiralty; governor of Victoria, Australia (1895-1900); author of an encyclopedic work, The British Navy (1882-83); founder of the Naval Annual (1886); created earl (1911). ALS, 1899, 2 pp, 4to. Re: resignation of Bishop Thornton of Victoria. [7] [RELIGION] WM. C. HAWLEY - minister. Neat little document signed. Methodist Episcopal Church Quarterly Ticket [member] dated 1844. No place given but the document is dated 1844, which is important. The church split over the question of slavery in 1844 with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South being formed in southern states. It is unknown at this time whether Rev. Hawley was a black minister. Partly printed, approx. 3 x 2-1/4 in. Lightly toned. Click to see Hawley [8] D.W. CALDWELL - Gen. Manager, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railway Co. ALS, Columbus, Ohio, 1877, 1p, to. To Ingalls. About low wages. File punch holes along margin don't detract. [9] Paul A. Dever (1903-1958) He served as the 58th Governor of Massachusetts. Signed 3x5 card. Slighted toned. See Dever signature [10] US CONGRESSMEN) album page 7 signatures: R.C. De Graffenreid [1859-1902 Tx] € John L. Brenner [1832-1906 Ohio] € C.P. Dorr [1852-1914 W. Va]. On other side are signatures of H.S. Boutell [1856-1926 ILL] € R.C. Davey [1853-1908 La] € John M. Allen [1846-1917 Miss]. VG..........100-150

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109. [AMERICANA] Mixed multiple lot: [1] Robert F. Wagner (1877-1953) American politician. He was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New York from 1927 to 1949. TLS, 1932, 1p. [2] John Bigler (1805-1871) American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Democrat, he served as the third Governor of California from 1852 to 1856 and was the first California governor to successfully complete an entire term in office, as well as the first to win re-election. His younger brother, William Bigler, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania during the same period. Bigler was also appointed by President James Buchanan as the U.S. Minister to Chile from 1857 to 1861. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] WILLIAM ANDREW LEONARD (1848-1930) 4th Episcopal Bishop of Ohio (1889-1930), was born in Southport, Conn. He graduated from St. Stephen's College (1866) and received his B.D. degree from Berkeley Divinity School (1871). Ordained a deacon in 1871 and priest in 1872, Leonard began a long career in the Anglican church with a rectorship in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1872-80). His popularity with national leaders such as JOHN HAY , made while a rector in Washington, D.C. (1880-89), helped overcome a Tractarian-versus-evangelical dispute that caused the Diocese of Ohio to vote 5 times before electing him bishop coadjutor. Although an evangelical himself, Leonard used his personal wealth to adopt the lifestyle of his neighbors on Euclid Ave.'s Millionaires' Row as he cajoled them to financially support the diocese. Leonard founded the Free Library in Brooklyn, N.Y.; was a trustees of Kenyon College; and helped St. John's Home for Girls in Painesville. Diocesan clergy doubled, and membership quadrupled during Leonard's episcopacy. He supervised the building of Trinity Cathedral and saved Kenyon College and Bexley Hall from enrollment disasters caused by the high church-low church dispute. He was first president of Mid-West (1914-24) and presiding bishop of the church (1929, 1930). He supervised the American Episcopal churches in Europe (1897-1906). TLS, as Bishop of Ohio, 1928, 1p, 8vo. To Miss Marguerite Thomas at Cambridge, Mass. She was a poet and connected with the famous Blackwell family. Great joy in anticipation of your coming back to us. "I expect to dedicate the new St. Paul's Church on the Heights....It is a handsome building, and the outlook is very hopeful." With envelope. See Leonard TLS [4] THE NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, August 11, 1838, No. 24 - Vol. IV, 16 pages. Includes news of Indian murders in Georgia; also Florida; death of Commodore John Rodgers, and much more. This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. VG. See Niles paper [5] Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861-1931) U.S. administrator and educator. In March 1901, President William McKinley appointed him as the first director of the Bureau of Standards. He served until 1923. He also served as the president of MIT from January 1923 until 1930. DOCUMENT SIGNED, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Standards Certificate, 1906. Granted to S.I.P. Geneve for ONE STEEL METER BAR, submitted by R.S. Woodward, Carnegie Inst. Test No. 1581. 1-page, 8.5 x 11. Folds o/w fine. [6] Arthur E. Bestor (1879 -1944) educator who served with distinction as President of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York from 1915 to 1944. Bestor was a national force for adult education and under his twenty-five year administration, the Institution grew from an assembly for teachers and ministers with modest facilities to a wide-ranging summer program with a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a resident repertory theater company, and celebrated lecturers. TLS, 1920, 1p, 8.5 x 11". To Miss Helen Chase, Curch Sec'y, First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY. Re: speakers for programs. [7] Antique Steel-engraving - Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. Image 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 in. plus margins. VG. See engraving [8] Alexander Henry (1823- 1883) was the mayor of Philadelphia, Penn., during the Civil War. He was prominent in the efforts to suppress Confederate sympathizers within the city early in the war, and helped organize civilians to assist in constructing earthworks to defend the city during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Clip Signature. [9] Frederic Thomas Greenhalge (1842-1896) Gov. of Mass. [1894-96]. ALS, 1893, 1-full page, 8.5 x 11". To Mr. Rice. Political content mentioning Senator {Henry Cabot] Lodge. VG. [10] (COLORADO GOLD RUSH OF 1896). JAMES F. BURNS - Financier from the time of the Colorado Gold Rush. Document Signed, The Exchange National Bank, Colorado Springs, Colorado, January 17, 1916. Check for $2,000.00 issued to The Burns Trading Company. Vignette of Eagle standing on globe of the world. Signed by Burns on the back as Treasurer.............100-150

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110. [MIXED LOT] [1] Louis A. Simon (1867-1958) American architect. Simon was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following a tour of Europe, he opened an architectural office in Baltimore, Maryland in 1894. Simon served as Supervising Architect in the Office of the Supervising Architect, U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1933 until 1939, when the office was moved to the Public Works Administration / Works Progress Administration. He had been associated with the office from 1896; Edward A. Crane originally brought him to the office. He was Superintendent of Architects in the office between 1905 and 1933. From 1915 to 1933, during the tenure of Acting Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore , a lawyer and a political appointee, Simon was responsible for the direction of much of the design work. Most of Simon's buildings, notably post office buildings, were designed in the Colonial Revival style. Occasionally, buildings were designed in a restrained or more stylized classically derived style. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, check dated 1921. Cancellation holes touch signature. [2] Francis Jackson [1789-1861] reformer, born in Newton, Mass. His father, Major Timothy Jackson, who died in 1814, was an officer in the Revolution. The son became a well-known citizen of Boston, was at one time a member of the city government, for many years was president of the Anti-slavery society, and was the originator of various public improvements in Boston. He published a "History of Newton" (Newton, 1854). Two lines & signature clipped from letter. [3] (ELLERY QUEEN) Frederic DANNAY [1905-1982] Co-author with Manfred Bennington Lee, of the detective character ELLERY QUEEN. Small cut signature mounted to card. APPROX. 1-3/8 IN. PAPER MOUNTED TO 3X5 CARD. [4] [SANITARY REFORM] John Barclay - identified as "Sanitary reform Quaker." ALS, Falmouth [England], 1853, 3pp, 8vo. Excellent content asking for evidence to demonstrate proof of sanitary reform theories and measures in ameliorating the "Poor Rates, Immorality & crime..." VG. See page 1 Pages 2 & 3 [5] [BOER WAR] stereo-view photograph card issued 1900, Underwood & Underwood. Royal Munster Fusiliers fighting from behind the redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof [Feb. 16] S. Africa. Shows troops with arms in trench. VG. [6] Walter Prichard Eaton (1878 - 1957), critic and author. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard and accepted a position as assistant drama critic on the Tribune before becoming principal drama critic for the Sun and American Magazine. He wrote numerous books on theatre, including The American Stage of To-Day (1908), At the New Theatre and Others (1910), Plays and Players (1916), The Actor's Heritage (1924), and The Theatre Guild: The First Ten Years (1929). In 1933 he accepted the post of Associate Professor of Playwriting at Yale. Although he consistently argued for a progressive, serious drama, Eaton's views were fundamentally conservative, and he welcomed much that now would be unpalatable. His sharp observations and pleasant style made his criticisms eminently readable. TLS, 1916, 1p, to "Dear Castle." He says he will be sending some books; mentions Mark Sullivan, editor of Collier's, "could give you a lot of autograph letters from well known authors, if he felt so inclined." Castle sought mainly books for sales to raise money for charities. Folds. [7] [LETTERS PATENT] Two printed Letters Patent for a device to express moisture from various substances. The first: London, 1854, 6pp, folio, plus large foldout drawing of the device. The second: same but 1859. Given to Wm. Needham and James Kite. [8] Kentucky Pioneer Document, 1807, from Hardin County [Elizabethtown], 1p, 7.5 x 6.5". VG. See front side [9] Jonathan Moulton - ADS, dated South Berwick (York Co., Maine), August 4, 1814, 1p, approx. 8x3". A promisory note promising to pay Oliver N. Allen $1.50. Foxing spots. This Moulton is NOT TO BE confused with the famous Rev. War General by the same name and general area, as he died in 1787. See Moulton document [10] William M. Jardine - Sec. of Agriculture 1925-29. Signature..........100-150

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111. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] [AVIATION] Stan Boyd [co-pilot USAF] and Gary Krier [pilot NASA] both have signed 1974 Airmail cover honoring their flight of F-111 Super Critical Wing, Oct. 9, 1974. [2] G. GORDON LIDDY - Central figure in the Watergate scandal. Signed/inscribed 3 x 5 card. Fine. [3] Ralph A. Dungan, Special Assistant to the President, 1961-1964; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1964-1967; Chancellor of Higher Education, State of New Jersey. Signed 3x5 card. VG. [4] GORDON [Alexander, 4th duke. 1743-1827) Scottish representative peer [1767] and British peer [1784]; author of song "There is Cauld Kail in Aberdeen." His wife was Jane Maxwell, Duchess of Gordon, famous beauty [portrait painted by Joshua Reynolds]. During the American Revolution he raised, at his own cost, two regiments of infantry. Mounted signature & closing from letter. One center crease. [5] William Hosking FSA (1800-1861 ) writer, lecturer, and architect who had an important influence on the growth and development of London in Victorian times. ANS, 1828, on 4 x 2-1/2 slip. Re: a book?. [6] John H. Trumbull (1873-1961) the 54th governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut from 1925 to 1931. He was a Republican. He was from Plainville, Connecticut, and was dubbed "The Flying Governor" because he often flew into Robertson Field Airport in Plainville. His daughter Florence married John Coolidge son of President Calvin Coolidge. SIGNED CARD. [7] Thomas Taylour, 2nd Marquess of Headfort - Lord of the King's bedchamber and Governor of the County Meath. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL postmarked 1804. [8] Trevor Nunn [b.1940) English theatre- and film director. Signed 3x5 card. [9] George D. Snell [1903-1996] shared 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Signed 3x5 card. [10] ..........80-120

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112. [SPORTS] Multiple lot comprised of the following figures from the World of Sports: [1] BICYCLING] REGGIE MCNAMARA - member US Bicycling Hall of Fame. Signed [lined side] and inscribed 3x5 card. 1950. [2] [GOLF] Cary Middlecoff (1921-1998) was a dentist who gave up his practice to become a professional golfer on what is now the PGA Tour in the 1940s. At the time, a career as a dentist would quite likely have been more lucrative. During his playing career, Middlecoff won 40 professional tournaments, including the 1955 Masters and U.S. Open titles in 1949 and 1956. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in 1956. He played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1953, 1955, and 1959. In 1986, Middlecoff was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. SIGNED 1957 FIRST DAY COVER HONORING HUMAN RIGHTS DAY [UN COVER]. Stamp-addressed; one middle fold crease. [3] BONNIE BLAIR - won 2 Golds in speed skating. SP, color 4 x 5-1/2. [4] John M. Gaver, Sr. (1900-1982) American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. In 1939, Gaver was appointed head trainer for Greentree Stable, a position he would hold for the next thirty-eight years. During his time with Greentree, John Gaver conditioned seventy-three stakes-winning horses. Signed 1981 bank check. [5] [GOLF] Ken Venturi (b.1931) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950's and early 1960's. His signature on 1965 cover bearing golf sticker. Type addressed. [6] [GOLF] Marlene Hagge (b.1934) professional golfer. She was one of the thirteen founders of the LPGA and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. Her signature on 1961 cover bearing golf sticker. Type addressed. Several spots show.........50-75

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113. [MIXED LOT] misc. pieces: [1] R.M. Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809-1885) English poet and politician. AQS, no date. Mounted. [2] (ENGLAND) SIR GILES ROOKE (1743-1808) Jurist. DS, 1801. [3] William Collins (1721-1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray , he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the romantic era which would soon follow. OFFERED HERE IS AN ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM COLLINS; ENGRAVER IS H. ROBINSON. Published in 1830. Oval 2-1/4 x 2-3/4" on 4 x 6.5 sheet. Unisgned of course. VG. [4] Max G. SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1911. [5] Lubos Kohoutek (b.1935) Czech astronomer, famous for discoveries of numerous comets, including periodic comets 75P/Kohoutek and 76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura, as well as the famously disappointing "Comet Kohoutek". He also discovered numerous asteroids, including the Apollo asteroid 1865 Cerberus. The asteroid 1850 Kohoutek was named in his honour. Signed 1974 honoring Kohouter Comet. VG. [6] George William Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry (16 October 1784-15 May 1843), known as Viscount Deerhurst from 1809 to 1831, was a British peer and Tory Member of Parliament. Coventry was the eldest son of George Coventry, 7th Earl of Coventry, and his wife Peggy (née Pitches), and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He was elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Worcester in 1816, a seat he held until 1826. In 1831 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. In 1838 he served as Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire. Lord Coventry married firstly the Hon. Emma Susanna, daughter of William Lygon, 1st Earl Beauchamp, in 1808. She died in 1810. He married secondly Lady Mary, daughter of Aubrey Beauclerk, 6th Duke of St Albans , in 1811. He died in May 1843, aged 58. His son from his first marriage, George William Coventry, Viscount Deerhurst, had predeceased him and he was succeeded in his titles by his grandson George. Lady Coventry died in 1843, aged 54. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL postmarked, 1826. [7] Edward Digby, 2nd Earl Digby [1773-1856], known as Viscount Coleshill from 1790 to 1793, was a British peer. Digby was the eldest son of Henry Digby, 1st Earl Digby, and Mary Knowler. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1793 and was able to take his seat in the House of Lords on his twenty-first birthday the following year. Lord Digby is most notable for serving as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset for nearly fifty years, from 1808 to 1856. He never married and on his death in May 1856, aged 83, the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. However, he was succeeded in the two baronies of Digby attached to the earldom by his cousin Edward Digby, 9th Baron Digby. Signed address panel postmarked 1824............50-75

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114. William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Writing poetry could not financially sustain a family. From 1816 to 1825, he practiced law in Great Great Barrington, Mass., and supplemented his income with such work as service as the town's hog reeve. Distaste for pettifoggery and the sometimes absurd judgments pronounced by the courts gradually drove him to break with the legal profession. Offered here is a legal document 1817, from Great Barrington, Mass., that he has signed "Bryant" on the verso. His early signature matches surprisingly well with his later handwriting. Although "Thanatopsis", his most famous poem, has been said to date from 1811, it is much more probable that Bryant began its composition in 1813, or even later. What is known about its publication is that his father took some pages of verse from his son's desk and submitted them, along with his own work, to the North American Review in 1817. The Review was edited by Edward Tyrrel Channing at the time and, upon receiving it, read the poem to his assistant, who immediately exclaimed, "That was never written on this side of the water!" Someone at the North American joined two of the son's discrete fragments, gave the result the Greek-derived title Thanatopsis ("meditation on death"), mistakenly attributed it to the father, and published it. With all the errors, it was well-received, and soon Bryant was publishing poems with some regularity, including "To a Waterfowl" in 1821. Quaranteed to be authentic without a doubt............150-250

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115. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (1844-1942) ,American artist. Burdick studied under Otto Grundmann and William Rimmer at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. A painter, teacher, and writer, he became a member of the Boston Art Club, where he later exhibited his work. Other exhibitions include the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Society of Independent Artists. His paintings were acquired by numerous public institutions, such as the State House and Fanueil Hall in Boston, Memorial Hall in Cambridge, and MIT. Two Original drawings on same 5-1/4 x 8-1/4" sheet. As these are early drawings dating to 1880s, they are in much greater detail than his later looser works. This page was removed from one of his sketchbooks which we purchased many years ago from the Burdick Estate Sale. As you can see there are stains. Unsigned as all of the drawings were in the sketchbook.........75-100

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116. [SPACE] Al Worden (b.1932)American astronaut who who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Signed card, 3.5 x 2". Fine..........25-35

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117. [SPACE] Dr. William H. PICKERING [b.1910] US engineer & physicist who developed the first telemetry system used in US rockets. Signed 1975 FDC honoring Mariner 10. Unaddressed. VG..................25-35

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118. [LAW] John Augustus (1785 -1859) Boston boot maker who is called the "Father of Probation" in the United States because of his pioneering efforts to campaign for more lenient sentences for convicted criminals based on their backgrounds. Brief ADS, Boston, 1821. "Mr. Wm. Barry Sir please deliver the bearer one Hat & charge the same to your acc." 8 x 2-3/4 in. VG...........75-100

 

119. [FILM] Jane Withers (b. 1926) American actress best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo, showing her as a child star. Signed later in life. VG..........25-35

 

 

120. Charles Gratiot, Jr. (1786-1855) as General William Henry Harrison's Chief Engineer in the War of 1812, he distinguished himself by planning and building Fort Meigs in 1813. He also rebuilt Fort St. Joseph, later renamed Fort Gratiot in his honor. In 1814 he took part in the attack of the Battle of Mackinac Island. He received the Thanks of Congress for his efforts during the war. CLIP SIGNATURE.............75-100

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121. William Hull (1753-1825) American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution, was Governor of Michigan Territory, and was a general in the War of 1812, for which he is best remembered for surrendering Fort Detroit to the British. CLIP SIGNATURE...........75-100

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123. Duncan McArthur (1772-1839) Federalist and National Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 11th Governor of Ohio. CLIP SIGNATURE.........25-35

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124. Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) American judge and politician. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as well as United States Senator from that state. He was twice appointed Secretary of the Navy - under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren. CLIP SIGNATURE..........25-35

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125. John C. Spencer (1788-1855) American lawyer, politician, judge and United States Cabinet secretary in the administration of President John Tyler. He served as both Sec. of War and Sec. of the Treasury. CLIP SIGNATURE.........20-30

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126. Levi Woodbury (1789-1851) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, a U.S. Senator, Governor of New Hampshire and cabinet member in three administrations. He was the first Justice to have attended law school. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60

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127. Joel Poinsett ( 1779 -1851) American physician, botanist and statesman. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren, and a cofounder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution), as well as the eponym of Poinsett County, Arkansas; Poinsett Highway, Poinsett Bridge, and Poinsett State Park in South Carolina; Lake Poinsett in South Dakota; and the poinsettia, a popular Christmas flower. CLIP SIGNATURE............50-75

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128. Amos Kendell (1789-1869) U.S. Postmaster General under Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Many historians regard Kendall as the intellectual force behind Andrew Jackson's presidential administration, and an influential figure in the transformation of America from an agrarian republic to a capitalist democracy. CLIP SIGNATURE..........20-30

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129. William J. Worth (1794-1849) United States general during the Mexican-American War, War of 1812, and Second Seminole War. CLIP SIGNATURE.........40-60

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130. Richard M. Johnson (1780-1850) was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren (1837&endash;1841). He is the only vice president ever elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson also represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate; he began and ended his political career in the Kentucky House of Representatives CLIP SIGNATURE...........60-80

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131. John Parker Boyd (1764-1830) officer in the United States Army, from various periods from 1786 to the end of the War of 1812. He commanded the troops defeated at the Battle of Crysler's Farm in late 1813. CLIP SIGNATURE.........40-60

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132. Henry Clay (1777-1852) American statesman. He served three different terms as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844. CLIP SIGNATURE........75-100

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133. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. CLIP SIGNATURE.........75-100

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134. Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828) American army officer in the War of 1812. His successes on the northern border during that war made him a hero. In 1821, he was appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army and held that post until his death. CLIP SIGNATURE.........50-75

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135. Clement C. Clay (1789-1866) was the eighth Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1835 to 1837. CLIP SIGNATURE.........25-35

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136. [FILM] William Cagney (1905-1988) American Producer/ Actor. He was the brother of actor James Cagney, and began his career in the film industry as an assistant producer at Warners as part of his brother's contract. Later he went on to head William Cagney Productions, a studio designed to promote James' career and give him more artistic opportunities. During the 1930s, William tried his hand at acting, and in 1950, played James's brother in "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." Offered here is a typed Agreement with Samuel Goldwyn Productions concerning use of facilities for the filming of "A Lion Is In The Streets.'' On Cagney Productions stationary, dtd September 30, 1952 1p. This movie was released in 1953, with James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Jeanne Cagney, Lon Chaney Jr. VG and Rare!.............75-100

 

137. Lewis Cass (1782-1866) American military officer and politician. During his long political career, Cass served as a governor of the Michigan Territory, an American ambassador, a U.S. Senator representing Michigan, and co-founder as well as first Masonic Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. He was the losing nominee of the Democratic Party for president in 1848. Cass was nationally famous as a leading spokesman for the controversial Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which would have allowed voters in the territories to determine whether to make slavery legal instead of having Congress decide. CLIP SIGNATURE.......30-40

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138. John McLean (1785-1861) American jurist and politician who served in the United States Congress, as U.S. Postmaster General, and as a justice on the Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts, and was often discussed for the Whig and Republican nominations for President. CLIP SIGNATURE........60-80

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139. [NAVAL] John Rodgers (1772-1838). Commodore Rodgers helped capture French frigate L'INSURGENTE February 9, 1799, and took command of her as prize master. He was promoted to Captain 5 March 1799, and 3 months later took command of MARYLAND. In March 1801, he transported the ratified French-American Peace Treaty to France. Placed in command of JOHN ADAMS the following year, he sailed for the Mediterranean to attack Barbary forts and gunboats at Tripoli. His brilliant record fighting the corsairs won him appointment as Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in May 1805. A year later he returned to the United States to take command of the New York Flotilla. After the Embargo Act was passed at the close of 1807, Rodgers commanded operations along the Atlantic Coast, enforcing its provisions. In the spring of 1811, upon word that a British ship was impressing American seaman off Sandy Hook, NJ, Commodore Rodgers, in PRESIDENT, was ordered to investigate. On 16 May, he defeated British corvette LITTLE BELT in a spirited engagement, which foreshadowed his brilliant success in the forthcoming war with England. On the sixth day of the War of 1812, still in PRESIDENT, Rodgers drove off British frigate BELVIDERA, and chased her for 8 hours before she escaped. CLIP SIGNATURE. Rodgers signature has always puzzled - he simmply signed in a strange way. Condition = a little light......60-80

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140. Colonel George Gibson (1775-1861) 11th Quartermaster General [April 1816-April 1818]. Gibson's span of life covered the period from the beginning of the Revolution to the start of the Civil War. At the time of his death on September 30, 1861, in the 87th year, he was the oldest officer in the Army, being several years older than his close friend, General Scott, who survived him. President Lincoln was one of the first to call at General Gibson's home and "spoke feelingly" of the veteran soldier. The President, members of his cabinet, Generals George B. McClellan and Winfield Scott, and many other notables of the day attended the elaborate military funeral with which Gibson was honored. CLIP SIGNATURE............40-60

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141. Stephen Van Rensselear (1765-1839) he entered politics, and, as a great landholder and at the same time an ardent patriot, was destined to bridge the chasm between the two opposite political systems. He was chosen to the assembly in 1789 as a Federalist, became a leader of that party, was state senator in 1791-'6, lieutenant-governor in 1795, and in 1798 and 1808-'10 was in the assembly. He became major of militia in 1786, colonel in 1788, and major-general in 1801. He was one of the first to propose the establishment of a canal between Hudson river and the great lakes, was appointed in 1810 a commissioner to report to the assembly on the route, and made an investigating tour of it the same year, the report of which was favorably received in 1811; but the project was delayed by the beginning of the second war with Great Britain. In 1812 he was appointed to command the United States forces on the northern frontier. Although he opposed the war as premature, he at once organized a militia force that was sufficient in numbers to overrun the province of Upper Canada. But he had no regular soldiers, and his officers were deficient in both courage and military skill. On 13-14 October, 1812, he fought the battle of Queenston Heights. The importance of that place arose from the fact that it was the terminus of the portage between Lake Ontario and the upper lakes. General Van Rensselaer had minute information as to the situation and strength of each post of the enemy on the western bank of Niagara River, and his force numbered 6,000 men. At the close of the war he again became canal commissioner, and chairman of the commission. When the Erie and Champlain canals were completed in 1825 he had been president of their boards for fourteen years. He was chosen to the assembly in 1818, served in the State constitutional convention in 1821 and in congress in 1823-'9, having been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Solomon Van Rensselaer. In that body he earnestly supported John Quincy Adams for the presidency. CLIP SIGNATURE..........40-60

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142. John J. Crittenden (1787-1863) politician from Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and twice served as United States Attorney General in the administrations of William Henry Harrison and Millard Fillmore. He was also the 17th governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislature. Although frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. presidency, he never consented to run for the office. CLIP SIGNATURE, somewhat lightened...........30-40

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Archive of Letters to Singer Sewing Co.

143. [SINGER SEWING MACHINE] Archive of approx. 43 letters sent to the headquarters of the Singer Manufacturing Co. in the 1870s. Various topics and letterheads from a variety of cities and states. Most with mounting remains along edge on verso, which is most often seen with Singer material..............100-150

 

144. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS, Detroit Athletic Club, 1924, 3pp, to his wife Marion, back in Maine. Says he's been hard at work on the portrait and that he turned the sun room into a studio. VG.............75-100

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145. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 31 October 1790, two pages, signed in ink, 7-1/2 x 9-3/4". Concerns the French Navy. VG...........80-120

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146. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 2 November 1790, 3- pages, signed in ink, 7-1/2 x 9-1/4". Concerns the French Navy. VG...........80-120

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On Month After Marat's Assassination

147. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale document dated 26 August 1793, during the Reign of Terror, about one month after the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat. Marat's assassination led to his apotheosis. The painter Jacques-Louis David, a member of one of the two "Great Committees" (the Committee of General Security), was asked to organize a grand funeral. David took up the task of immortalizing Marat in the painting The Death of Marat, beautifying the skin that was discoloured and scabbed from his chronic skin disease in an attempt to create antique virtue. David, as a result of this work, has since been criticized as glorifying the Jacobin's death. The entire National Convention attended Marat's funeral. 2-pages, approx. 7.5 x 10". Two ink signatures at conclusion. This particular document concerns the Sequestration of Spanish wealth. VG.........100-150

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148. MYSTERY LOT of about 86 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1804. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-225

 

149. Andrew Jackson - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 101, Message From The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - WITH A REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN RELATION TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF AGENTS AMONG THE INDIANS FOR THIE REMOVAL...". Signed IN TYPE ANDREW JACKSON AND LEWIS CASS. MARCH 13, 1832, 20pp. 22d Congress, 1st Session, US Senate........20-30

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150. [BASKETBALL] John A. "Cat" Thompson (1906-1990) American basketball player. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1962. Signed 2.5 x 6.5 picture card. Walt "Clyde" Frazier (b. 1945) as their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise's only two NBA Championships (1970 & 1973), and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Signed 3x5 card. Cliff Hagan (b. 1931) American former professional basketball player. A 6-4 forward who excelled with the hook shot, Hagan, nicknamed "Li'l Abner," played his entire 10-year NBA career (1956-1966) with the St. Louis Hawks. He was also a player-coach for the Dallas Chaparrals in the first two-plus years of the American Basketball Association's existence (1967-1970). Hagan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, the first ex-University of Kentucky player to be so honored. Signed 3x5 card. Mel Davis - signed, inscribed 8x10 photo as Harlem Globetrotter [couple of crack lines left edge].........40-60

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151. Tom Skerritt [b. 1933] American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962. He is best known for his roles in MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, and the TV series Picket Fences. Signed pencil drawing, approx. 8 x5-1/4". VG.......40-60

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152. [AMERICAN GENERALS] Lot of signed cards: Robert C. Davis (1876-1944) who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1922 to 1927. Plus 5 other generals. See scan below. Some cards are toned........40-60

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153. [MIXED LOT OF POLITICS] [1] Archibald McIntyre (1773 -1858) American merchant and politician. He was a member from Montgomery County of the New York State Assembly from 1798 to 1802, in 1804, 1812 and 1820-21. He was Deputy Secretary of State from 1801 to 1806. He was New York State Comptroller from 1806 to 1821. He was a presidential elector in 1828 and 1840. In partnership with his son-in-law David Henderson, he ran iron ore mines in and around North Elba, New York , like the North Elba Ironworks, the McIntyre Mine and the Adirondack Iron Company. He was also involved in the early development of Jersey City, New Jersey. From 1821 to 1834, he and his partner Henry Yates (brother of Governor Joseph C. Yates) operated the lotteries in New York and other states. Among others, they sold tickets for the Union College lottery, which led to a controversy that was settled only in 1854. On May 20, 1842, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad was sold at a public sale of the Comptroller in Albany to Henry Yates and Archibald McIntyre for the sum of $4,500, an additional sum of $13,500 being paid for the equipment. Yates and McIntyre then reorganized the road on April 13, 1843, under the name of Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Co. In 1849, they sold it to the Leggett's Gap Railroad, and it became later part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. CLIP SIGNATURE 1809. Good example. [2] La Fayette Grover (1823 - 1911) Democratic politician and lawyer from Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, serving from 1870 to 1877. A native of Maine, he previously was a member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature, represented Oregon in the United States House of Representatives, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Grover later served one term in the United States Senate. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [3] Philetus Sawyer (1816-1900) US Senator from Wisconsin. Sawyer County, Wisconsin, is named for him. Nice SIGNATURE. Click to see signature [4] JAMES H. PLATT JR. [1837-1894] Representative from Virginia; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as first sergeant of the Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry; served as captain and lieutenant colonel; declined assignment to duty as chief quartermaster of the Sixth Corps; settled in Petersburg, Va., April 6, 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Platt [5] [CABINET] John A. Creswell (1828- 1891) American politician from Maryland. He served as Postmaster General of the United States during the Grant administration. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [6] ALEX. H. JONES [1822-1901] Representative from North Carolina; enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned; made his escape November 14, 1864; again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md.; after the war returned to North Carolina. SIGNATURE. [7] John Roach (1815-1887) American industrialist who rose from humble origins as an Irish immigrant laborer to found the largest and most productive shipbuilding empire in the postbellum United States, John Roach & Sons. After twenty years in the employment of Allaire, Roach at the age of 37 together with three partners purchased a small New York ironworks which had fallen into receivership, the Etna Iron Works, in 1852. Roach soon became sole proprietor, and during the American Civil War transformed the Etna Works into a major manufacturer of marine engines. From 1871 until 1885, John Roach & Sons was easily the largest and most productive shipbuilding firm in the United States, building more tonnage of ships than its next two chief competitors combined. In the mid-1880s the firm ran into trouble with a series of U.S. Navy contracts which became the subject of political controversy. His ink signature on 3 x 1-3/4 in. card. VG. [8] Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836-1926) US politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate. Cannon is the second-longest continuously serving Republican Speaker in history. Signature. Click to see signature [9] Wm. Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908) a member of the Democratic Party, was a politician who served the State of Maryland as a United States Senator, the 35th Governor, the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and the State Attorney General. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [10] WELLER, John B., a Representative from Ohio and a Senator from California; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1812; attended the public schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Butler County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1833-1836; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; served in the Mexican War 1846-1847; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio in 1848; member of the commission to establish the boundary line between California and Mexico in 1849 and 1850; moved to California and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat from California to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from January 30, 1852, to March 3, 1857; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Thirty-fourth Congress); Governor of California 1858-1860; appointed Minister to Mexico in 1860 and was recalled in 1861; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1867 and continued the practice of law; died in New Orleans, La., August 17, 1875; interment in Girod Street Cemetery; cemetery destroyed in 1959 and unclaimed remains commingled with 15,000 others and deposited beneath Hope Mausoleum, St. John's Cemetery, New Orleans, La. 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154. (EISENHOWER) MAURICE JOHNSON - photo-journalist. Original 1951 International News Photo, showing President Eisenhower walking with his press secretary, James Hagerty, and assistant press secretary, Murray Snyder. Mentions Ike's recent Book-Burning speech and the speculation that it was aimed at Senator Joseph McCarthy. 7 x 9 photo with newswire caption attached to back. VG..................80-120

 

Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

155. [ART] S.A. Douglas Volk (1856-1935) American portrait painter and the son of noted sculptor Leonard Volk. Best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one of which hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. He was named after his mother's cousin (Abraham Lincoln's political rival) Stephen A. Douglas. Signed 1923 bank check made out and endorsed on the verso by the well known artist Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) painter associated with the Cos Cob Art Colony. He was born and educated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Carlsen painted primarily landscapes and still lifes. His fastidiously-painted still lifes were influenced by Chardin and often depicted copper pans, game, or flowers. He was an art teacher for over fifty years; his students included James Swinnerton. Carlsen was a member of the Bohemian Club, lived in New York City, and received the Samuel T. Shaw Purchase Prize. VG............75-100

 

156. [ACTORS & ACTRESSES] Multiple lot: [1] Kay E. Kuter (1925-2003) Am. actor who starred on television and in film. ISP, 8x10. [2] Constance Cummings (1910-2005) American-born British actress, known for her work on both screen and stage. Between 1931 and 1934, Cummings appeared in 21 films, most notably the Harold Lloyd picture Movie Crazy, and American Madness, which was directed by Frank Capra. Cummings was uncomfortable in Hollywood and moved to England, where she continued acting, both in movies and on the stage. Few of these films became popular in America, although included amongst those that did is Blithe Spirit, adapted from a play by Sir Noël Coward. In 1974, Cummings, who resided in the UK for many decades, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the British entertainment industry. SIGNED VINTAGE POSTCARD PHOTO. MOUNTING TRACES ON VERSO. [3] John Cullum (b. 1930) Am. actor and singer. ISP, 8x10. [4] Diana Lewis [1919-1997] American film actress and a MGM contract star. Her more notable films include It's a Gift (1934), Gold Diggers in Paris (1938), Go West (1940) and Johnny Eager (1942). She was the love interest of Andy Hardy as Daphne Fowler in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940). She met the actor William Powell in 1940, married after a courtship of three weeks and retired from acting in 1943. The couple remained together until Powell's death in 1984. SIGNED picture of William Powell, who has his arm around a paster bust of him. She also signed "Wlliam Powell". About 8-1/2 x 10-1/2". So she has signed both signatures. [5] Ruth Warrick (1916-2005) American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 until her death in 2005. She made her film debut in Citizen Kane as Kane's first wife. She celebrated her 80th birthday by attending a special screening of Citizen Kane to a packed, standing-room-only audience, to which she spoke afterward. What she didn't realize was that this was also Welles' first film role. Citizen Kane proved to be a major moment of her life and the long term success of the film would follow her for the rest of her life. Signed 3x5 card. Fine. [6] Nedra Volz (1908-2003) American film and television actress. Born in Montrose, Iowa, she began her career in the family tent show, and appeared in vaudeville as a toddler (called "Baby Nedra"). She ended up in the 1970s as a well-recognized supporting character actress, primarily on television and also in feature films. She often played grandmothers or feisty little old ladies. SHE SIGNS a 3x5 card and writes several of the TV shows [Strokes, Dukes, Filthy Rich etc.] that she appeared in. Fine. [7] [THEATRE] 1950 Playbill program from the play South Pacific, starring Mary Martin and Ray Middleton. He has signed, inscribed the cover. NOT signed by Martin. [8] Madeline Hurlock (1899-1989) Am. silent film actress. ALS on 3x5 card. 1985. Some smearing. [9] John Agar (1921-2002) American actor. ISP, 5x7. [10] Pat Carroll (b. 1927) American actress. She performed in numerous stage productions, film and TV. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo. VG............80-120

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157. Larry McMurtry (b.1936) American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and Academy Award winning screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1985 novel Lonesome Dove. Brief ALS, 2000, on 6-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. card. Signed with intials.............40-60

 

158. André Henri Constant van Hasselt (1806-1874) Flemish poet. Van Hasselt's fame has continued to increase since his death. A series of tributes to his memory are printed in the Poesies choisies (1901), edited by M. Georges Barral for the Collection des poètes français de l'etranger. This book contains a biographical and critical study by Jules Guillaume, and some valuable notes on the poet's theories of rhythm. Rare signed 4 page handwritten poem titled "Adieu", dated 1928. Very early example. VG............100-150

 

159. [FRANCE] Hyacinthe-Louis de Quélen (1778-1839) Archbishop of Paris. Ordained in 1807, he served a year as Vicar-General of Saint-Brieuc and then became secretary to Cardinal Fesch. The favours of Louis XVIII and Charles X did not make him subservient. As a peer of the realm he opposed, on behalf of the middle classes, the conversion of the national debt. Lengthy ALS, unable to determine date, 1p. 24 neatly penned lines. Not translated.............100-150

 

160. [FRANCE] Nicolas de Lamoignon - Nicolas Lamoignon-Bâville (1648-1724) was a French official said to have been accused by Voltaire of instigating the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He made himself famous by the measures he adopted against the Protestants, and by the manner in which he associated himself with the religious policy of Louvois, of which the revocation of the Edict of Nantes was the culminating point. But it is without proof that Voltaire accused him of having instigated this revocation. "I never counselled the revocation of the Edict of Nantes", he wrote to his brother in 1708. On the contrary he considered that "in religion hearts must be attacked, for it is there that it resides", and immediately after the revocation he sent for Bourdaloue to come and evangelize the Protestants of Montpellier. From 1702 to 1704 he helped in the repression of the uprising of the Camisards, occasioned in the Cevennes by English and Calvinistic influences. Document Signed, 1710, 4-pages, 8-1/4 x 12". Tattered edges; slight unimportant small missing pieces. "Very Rare".............125-225

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161. [GREAT BRITAIN] Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Roberts, (1832-1914) was a distinguished Indian born British soldier who regarded himself as Anglo-Irish and who was one of the most successful British commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. Brief ALS, 1897, 1p, to Mr. Armour. Includes an invitation card for Armour..........75-100

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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

162. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on paper 1614 - signed, 3-pages, approx. 5-3/4 x 9". VG condition............100-150

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Guillotined During Reign of Terror

163. [FRANCE] Antoine-Charles Pracomptal [1733-1794] French Nobleman, born and resident of Rony, who was sentenced to death on 4 thermidor year II as a conspirator and having facilitated the emigration of his nephew. He died by guillotine. ALS, Paris, 1786, 1p, 5-3/4 x 7". Superb condition..........100-150

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164. [FRANCE] Albert Caquot (1881-1976) considered as the "best living French engineer" during half a century. He received the "Croix de guerre 1914&endash;1918 (France)" (military honor) and was Grand-croix of the Légion d'Honneur (1951). He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences from 1934 to 1976. His accomplishments are so numerous that it is difficult to write a brief description. Since the item offered here ia a signed photograph of an aeronautical dirigible, we will concentrate on him as an aeronautical engineer during the First and Second World Wars. Albert Caquot's contributions to aeronautics are priceless, from the design of the "Caquot dirigible" to the launching of technical innovations at the new French Aviation Ministry, where he created several Fluid Mechanics Institutes that still exist today. Marcel Dassault , who was charged by Albert Caquot to develop several major aeronautical projects at the beginning of his career, wrote about him: "He was one of the best engineers than aeronautics ever had. He was visionary and ahead of his time. He led aeronautical innovations for forty years". As early as 1901, already visionary, he performed his military service in an airship unit of the French army. At the beginning of First World War, he was mobilised with the 40e Compagnie d'Aérostiers equipped with Drachen type airships as first lieutenant. In 1914, he designed a new sausage-shaped dirigible equipped with three air-filled lobes spaced evenly around the tail as stablizers, and moved the inner air balloonette from the rear to the underside of the nose, separate from the main gas envelope. The Caquot was able to hold in 90 km/h winds and remain horizontal. During three years, France manufactured "Caquot dirigibles" for all the allied forces, including English and United States armies. The United States also manufactured nearly a thousand "Caquot R balloons" in 1918-1919. This balloon gave to France and its allies an advantage in military observation which significantly contributed to the allies' supremacy in aviation and eventually to the final victory. In January 1918, Georges Clémenceau named him technical director of the entire military aviation. In 1919, Albert Caquot proposed the creation of the French aeronautical museum (today called Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, in Le Bourget). This museum is the oldest aeronautical museum in the world. Signed photograph [reprint of World War I photo], signed top left by Albert Caquot. Approx. 9 x 12". VG.........100-150

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165. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1812. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

166. [FRANCE] Nicolas de Lamoignon - Nicolas Lamoignon-Bâville (1648-1724) was a French official said to have been accused by Voltaire of instigating the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He made himself famous by the measures he adopted against the Protestants, and by the manner in which he associated himself with the religious policy of Louvois, of which the revocation of the Edict of Nantes was the culminating point. But it is without proof that Voltaire accused him of having instigated this revocation. "I never counselled the revocation of the Edict of Nantes", he wrote to his brother in 1708. On the contrary he considered that "in religion hearts must be attacked, for it is there that it resides", and immediately after the revocation he sent for Bourdaloue to come and evangelize the Protestants of Montpellier. From 1702 to 1704 he helped in the repression of the uprising of the Camisards, occasioned in the Cevennes by English and Calvinistic influences. Document Signed, 1710, 3pp+, 7-1/4 x 9-3/4". Supposed to be "Very Rare".............100-150

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167. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document, 1794 on paper, signed, 1p, approx. 7 x 8-1/4. Speaks about Assignats. Fresh condition............80-120

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168. Mystery Document from France (?), 1602, speaks of Humbelot. Consignor says "Looks German." Signed, 2pp, 7-1/2 x 11-3/4. Speaks about a Baron van ???. VG............100-150

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169. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] Norman Zollinger - author. Sig. & inscribed page, 1981. [2] Henry William Herbert (pen name Frank Forester) (1807-1858) English novelist and writer on sport. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] Ben Davies (1858-1943) was a popular tenor from Swansea, Wales. He performed in the first production of the Royal English Opera (now the Palace Theater), playing in the première of the opera Ivanhoe. Davies was noted for frequently singing with his eyes closed. SIGNED CARD, 1922. [4] Howard Crosby (1826-1891) American preacher and teacher. From 1870 to 1881 Crosby was chancellor of New York University. He was one of the American revisers of the English version of the New Testament. Crosby took a prominent part in politics. He urged to excise reform and opposed total abstinence. He was one of the founders and the first president of the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime, and pleaded for better management of Indian affairs and international copyright. CLIP SIGNATURE. Fine. [5] William H. Armstrong (1914-1999) Am. author, most noted for his Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sounder. Signed, inscribed 3x5 card. [6] Margaret Fitzhugh Browne [1884-1972] Am. artist. Signed card. [7] Sir Frederic G. Kenyon (1863-1952) British paleographer, biblical and classical scholar. He was the director of the British Museum. He was also the president of the British Academy from 1917 to 1921 SIGNED CARD, 1922. Toned around edges. [8] Cyrus H.K. Curtis (1850-1933) was a significant American publisher. Curtis was born in Portland, Maine, and entered the publishing business there with a weekly newspaper. He founded the Philadelphia-based Curtis Publishing Company, which published the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as several other magazines and newspapers. For a time he own the Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Evening Post. He was also known for his philanthropy to hospitals, museums, and schools. He obtained a pipe organ manufactured by the Austin Organ Company which had been displayed at the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 and donated it to the University of Pennsylvania. It was built into Irvine Auditorium when the building was constructed and is known to this day as the Curtis Organ. It is one of the largest pipe organs in the world. SIGNATURE on card. VG. [9] Benay Venuta (1911-1995) American actress, singer and dancer. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] J. SCOPE [1662-1752] English Justice; Sec. of the Treasury [1724-1752]. Small mounted irregular slip of paper signed..........80-120

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170. [GREAT BRITAIN] mixed lot: [1] HENRY HALLAM [1777-1859]. English historian. Chief works Europe during the Middle Ages (1818), Constitutional History of England from Henry VII' s Accession to the Death of George II (1827), Introduction to the Literature of Europe (1837-39). ALS, no yr., on mourning stationary. Short in length, ending on backside. 3.5 x 5.25 in. VG [2] James Lowther, DL, JP (1840-1904) was an English Conservative politician and sportsman. Lowther first entered Parliament in 1865, as Member of Parliament for York. His maiden speech was against the Reform Bill of 1866, the failure of which brought down the ministry of Lord Russell. He also vehemently opposed the Reform Act 1867, brought forward by Disraeli and Lord Derby, but Disraeli nonetheless appointed him Parliamentary Secretary to the Poor Law Board the same year. He was a strong voice in the opposition to Gladstone, particularly to the Irish Land Bill of 1870. With the return to power of Disraeli in 1874, he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. In 1878, he was further advanced to become Chief Secretary for Ireland and sworn of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and of Ireland. However, he was beset with difficulties during his tenure in the secretaryship. His opposition to the Land Bill was held against him, and he treated with contempt the agitation of the Land League, which would soon break out in the Land War. He went out of office with Disraeli's government in 1880, and lost his seat at York as well. Lowther cultivated many interests outside of politics, and had time to cultivate them while attempting to return to Parliament. He served on several public bodies in Yorkshire and County Durham, He began to breed racehorses in 1873, and regularly ran them at races in the north of England.[2] However, he did not bet on them, and was highly scrupulous in his conduct, becoming a member of the Jockey Club in 1877. BRIEF ALS, NO YEAR, 1p. [3] ARTHUR STEEL-MAITLAND [1876-1935] English politician & economist. In 1933, at the invitation of the Rockefeller Foundation, he went to the United States for four months to examine the economic measures which were being introduced to relieve and counteract the Great Depression. The conclusions resulting from his investigation are contained in his book The New America published in 1934. TLS, on Hotel Shoreland, Chicago letterhead, Nov. 2, 1933, 1p, 4to. To Prof. Henry Crew. First paragraph reads - "I cannot tell you how grateful I was to you for taking me out yesterday to play golf. It may seem childish, but a little exercise like that made all the difference to me after so much indoor work...." Very nice vignette of the hotel. Letter folds o/w VG. [4] Sir Lewis Morris (1833-1907) popular poet of the Anglo-Welsh school. He studied classics at Jesus College, Oxford, graduating in 1856: the first student in thirty years to obtain first-class honours in both his preliminary and his final examinations. He then became a lawyer. In 1868 he married Florence Pollard. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1895, and narrowly missed being appointed Poet Laureate, possibly because of his association with Oscar Wilde. One of his most famous poems is "Love's Suicide". ALS, 1894, 3pp. Mail folds o/w VG. [5] Maxwell Gray (pseudonym of Mary Gleed Tuttiett) - 19th century novelist born in Newport. Lengthy ANS, n.d. written on 4.5 x 3.5 card. Accepts lunch invitation. VG. [6] Edmond George Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Fitzmaurice PC (1846-1935) British Liberal politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1883 to 1885 and again from 1905 to 1908, when he entered the cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under H. H. Asquith. ALS, 1898, 2pp. Mounting traces on blank foldover sheet. [7] GEORGE HARDINGE [1743-1816] Author. The Jeffries Hardsman of Byron's "Don Juan"; friend of Horace Walpole. ALS, 1804, 1p, 4to. Re: death of his friend Mr. Christie. ...........80-120

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171. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1811. There is also an 1838 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Also, a, 1811 NY Supreme Court document. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

172. [SHOW BIZ] mixed lot: [1] Shirley Jones [b. 1934] American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), and The Music Man (1962). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry (1960). She played Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the situation-comedy television series The Partridge Family (1970&endash;1974), co-starring her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. Some wrinkling. [2] Buddy Rogers (1904-1999) American actor and jazz musician. Signed card [soiled]. [3] Jean Hersholt [1886-1956] Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Signature inscribed. [4] Bonita Granville [1923-1988] actress. Signature. [5] Edmund Lowe [1890-1971] actor. Signature [irregular shape]. [6] Carla Laemmle [1909-?] one of the last Silent Screen Stars living as of 2009. Signed card. [7] Kurt Russell [b. 1951] actor. Signature, inscribed. [8] Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990) American film actor. Signed vintage album page. [9] Gene Raymond [1908-1998] actor. Signed vintage 5x7 photo. The photo itself is very nice but the red ink signature is in dark area with very poor contrast. [10] Gladys Walton [1903-1993] Silent Screen actress. Signature in return address on envelope........100-150

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Signer of Declaration of Independence

173. Richard Stockton (1730 - 1781) American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, from New Jersey. Stockton was admitted to the bar in 1754 and soon rose to great distinction. He was a longtime friend of George Washington. In 1768, Stockton had his first taste of government service when he was appointed to the governing Council of New Jersey; he was later (1774) appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. He first took a moderate stance in the troubles between the colonies and Great Britain. He did not favor separation; rather, he suggested in 1764 that some colonial members be appointed to the Parliament. However, he changed his position a year later when the controversy over the Stamp Act arose. In 1774 he drafted and sent to Lord Dartmouth "with a plan of self-government for America, independent of Parliament, without renouncing the Crown." This Commonwealth approach was not acceptable to the King. He served the College, afterwards known as Princeton University, as a trustee. In 1766 and 1767, he gave up his practice for the purpose of visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland. While he was in Scotland, his personal efforts resulted in the acceptance of the presidency of the College by the Reverend John Witherspoon. Witherspoon's wife had opposed her husband's taking the position but her objections were overcome with the aid of his son-in-law Benjamin Rush , who was a medical student in Edinburgh. This was an exceedingly important event in the history of higher education in America. Stockton returned to America and the following year, 1768, he was made a member of the executive council of the province and in 1774 was promoted to the supreme bench of New Jersey. Offered here is a Document Signed, dated "fourth Day of February, in the eighth Year of our Reign." This date would be 1768, the 8th year of King George III's reign. This document concerns a routine legal matter that took place in August of 1766. In June of 1766 Stockton had sailed for Scotland. The text of this document is a recount of what happened in court at Trenton, NJ two years earlier. Signed "Stockton Atty." Approx. 7-1/2 x 12-1/2", tattered edge areas esp. at top of document. More than likely this is an ADS but we're selling it as a DS only. See scans below. Richard Stockton's letters and documents have become exceptionally scarce! The estimate here is indeed moderate at the most.........2000-3000

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Rare American 1795 Imprint

174. [INDIANS - Book] "The Oeconomy of Human Life" by An Ancient Bramin. Translated from an Indian Manuscript, this rare book was published in Providence, RI, 1795, by Carter & Wilkinson, 108pp, toned internally throughout, stiff paper boards [covers]. Highly scuffed covers: all condition faults are to be expected. I were able to find but one other copy of this book and that was an 1806 edition. Early American imprints [before 1800] are scarce to rare in themselves. Former owner's signature pasted to inside front cover "Stephen H. Olney, Providence R. Island.........200-300

 

During Reign of Louis XIII

175. [FRANCE] A 3-page Mystery French Document dated July 20, 1618, SIGNED by Françoise Marguerite de Silly (1584-1626) dame de Commercy, daughter of Antoine, comte de La Rochepot, whose descendents end with the 18th century women. Identified as the wife of Philippe-Emmanuel de Gondi [General of the King's Gallows]. She was the mother of the famous Cardinal de Retz. Also signed by Charles Desguet and Louis De Lux. 3-pages, approx. 8-1/2 x 13-1/2". VG. Not translated. Rare!............150-250

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176. [FRANCE] Mystery document on vellum dated 1631, during the Reign of Louis XIII, signed, 1p., approx. 12-3/4 x 8". VG........100-150

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177. [FRANCE] NAPOLEONIC DOCUMENT, 1807, signed, approx. 7 x 10". 1p.........80-120

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178. [ACTORS & ACTRESSES] Multiple lot: [1] Kay E. Kuter (1925-2003) Am. actor who starred on television and in film. ISP, 8x10. [2] Constance Cummings (1910-2005) American-born British actress, known for her work on both screen and stage. Between 1931 and 1934, Cummings appeared in 21 films, most notably the Harold Lloyd picture Movie Crazy, and American Madness, which was directed by Frank Capra. Cummings was uncomfortable in Hollywood and moved to England, where she continued acting, both in movies and on the stage. Few of these films became popular in America, although included amongst those that did is Blithe Spirit, adapted from a play by Sir Noël Coward. In 1974, Cummings, who resided in the UK for many decades, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the British entertainment industry. SIGNED VINTAGE POSTCARD PHOTO. MOUNTING TRACES ON VERSO. [3] John Cullum (b. 1930) Am. actor and singer. ISP, 8x10. [4] Diana Lewis [1919-1997] American film actress and a MGM contract star. Her more notable films include It's a Gift (1934), Gold Diggers in Paris (1938), Go West (1940) and Johnny Eager (1942). She was the love interest of Andy Hardy as Daphne Fowler in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940). She met the actor William Powell in 1940, married after a courtship of three weeks and retired from acting in 1943. The couple remained together until Powell's death in 1984. SIGNED picture of William Powell, who has his arm around a paster bust of him. She also signed "Wlliam Powell". About 8-1/2 x 10-1/2". So she has signed both signatures. [5] Ruth Warrick (1916-2005) American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 until her death in 2005. She made her film debut in Citizen Kane as Kane's first wife. She celebrated her 80th birthday by attending a special screening of Citizen Kane to a packed, standing-room-only audience, to which she spoke afterward. What she didn't realize was that this was also Welles' first film role. Citizen Kane proved to be a major moment of her life and the long term success of the film would follow her for the rest of her life. Signed 3x5 card. Fine. [6] Nedra Volz (1908-2003) American film and television actress. Born in Montrose, Iowa, she began her career in the family tent show, and appeared in vaudeville as a toddler (called "Baby Nedra"). She ended up in the 1970s as a well-recognized supporting character actress, primarily on television and also in feature films. She often played grandmothers or feisty little old ladies. SHE SIGNS a 3x5 card and writes several of the TV shows [Strokes, Dukes, Filthy Rich etc.] that she appeared in. Fine. [7] [THEATRE] 1950 Playbill program from the play South Pacific, starring Mary Martin and Ray Middleton. He has signed, inscribed the cover. NOT signed by Martin. [8] Madeline Hurlock (1899-1989) Am. silent film actress. ALS on 3x5 card. 1985. Some smearing. [9] John Agar (1921-2002) American actor. ISP, 5x7. [10] Pat Carroll (b. 1927) American actress. She performed in numerous stage productions, film and TV. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo. VG............80-120

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179. SUBJECT: Douglas MacArthur - 1951 vintage International News Photo [Heart] of "General Douglas MacArthur, deposed U.N. Supreme Commander, came 'Home' to New York tonight for the nation's largest welcome to the hero of Bataan..." The General's plane is pictured as it arrived at Idewild International Airport; walking down the ramp is the General, Mrs. MacArthur, and son Arthur. Photo was taken by photo-journalist Howard Trachtenberg. 9x7 in., INP caption still attached. VG...............100-150

 

180. [SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY] WILLENE WHISENHANT - early NASA photographer. Offered here is an original b/w vintage photograph of astronaut Gordon Cooper strapped in centrifuge at Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pa. NASA S-63-3978. The photographer writes "Gordo Cooper in Centrifuse" below image. Provenance: from the personal files of Willene Whisenhant, the photographer. Fine.........100-150

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181. [SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY] WILLENE WHISENHANT - early NASA photographer. Offered here is an original color vintage photograph of astronaut Gordon Cooper standing near plane. Whisenhant writes in ink below image "Cooper's Private Plane." NASA S-63-1757. Provenance: from the personal files of Willene Whisenhant, the photographer. Fine....100-200

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House of Faletans

182. [FRANCE] De Faletans - 1696 document signed, also signed by others, 2pp, approx. 6-3/4 x 9-1/2. Faletans or Falletans was a family from Burgundt nobility, directly from the middle ages. It gave its name to a village in Burgundy, and to a county. The family gave to France many high army officers. The Marquis de Falletans was general of the National Guard under Napoleon; Captain of King's Hunters; and Mayor of the town of Busy. The arms of House of Faletans are the same as the first counts of Burgundy's Palatinat [ca. 1100]. Superb condition............100-150

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183. PITTSBURGH, PA. - Sinking Fund Commission of the City of Pittsburgh. File folder containing over 60 documents & letters, 1940s - 50s. Over 70 pages. Many signatures, mostly city officials. Who knows what this is?..........50-75

 

184. [ART] Virginie Demont-Breton [1859-1935] British artist. She was the daughter & student of Jules Breton; wife of painter Adrien Demont. She won a gold medal at the Universal Exposition of Amsterdam in 1883. She was President of the Union of Women Painters and Sculptresses; she was named Officer of the Legion of Honor. ALS, no date, 2pp, excellent condition. In French........50-75

 

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185. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document, 1665 on paper, 2-pages, approx. 7 x 9-1/2. VG........100-150

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186. [FRANCE] FERNAND VANDEREM [b. 1864] Fr. literary man. He was a novelist & reporter. ALS, 1906, 1p. Not translated................30-40

 

187. [FRANCE] Toussaint-Bernard Émeric-David (1755-1839) French archaeologist and writer on art. ALS, Paris, 1819, written on both sides. Edge-tipped to another sheet. Not translated. Content not known...........75-100

 

188. [GERMANY] RICHARD VON WEIZSACKER - a former mayor of West Berlin, he was President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1984 to 1994. TLS, Bonn, 1987, 1p, 4to. Letter of congratulations for platinum wedding anniversary.....50-75

 

189. [ENGLAND] R. RIPON (Robert Bickersteth. 1816-1884) Bishop of Ripon [1857-1884]; a great evangelical preacher. DS, 1859, 1p, 4to. With prominent red wax seal. Appointment of a surveyor of property the Diocese wanted to sell......................50-75

 

190. [ENGLAND] JOHN MORLEY, Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923), British statesman and author. Morley began his career as a journalist in London in 1860, and in 1867 he was appointed editor of the Fortnightly Review. An ardent radical and idealist, he was receptive to the ideas of liberalism, and during the 15 years he was its editor, the review was an organ of liberal opinion. Morley was elected to Parliament in 1883, and in 1886 the Liberal party leader and prime minister William Ewart Gladstone appointed him chief secretary of Ireland. He held this position again from 1892 to 1895, when the Liberal government was defeated. ALS, 1889, 1p. Declines invitation...............50-75

 

191. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document, Year 6 on paper, signed, 4-pages, approx. 7-1/2 x 9. VG..........100-150

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192. [FRANCE] Julia Allard Daudet [1847 - ?] wife of the French novelist, Alphonse Daudet. In 1867 Daudet married Julia Allard, author of Impressions de nature et d'art (1879), L'Enfance d'une Parisienne (1883), and some literary studies written under the pseudonym "Karl Steen." Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted her portrait in 1876 [see picture below]. Rare ALS, 1911, 2-pages, 4-3/4 x 6-1/2". Plus envelope addressed to Louis Alibert. Fine............75-100

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193. [FRANCE] BEATRICE BRETTY - famous French actress. ALS, [1932], 1p., to the actress Tania Fedor.........25-35

 

194. [FRANCE] [Pierre] ARTHur PONROY [b. 1816] Fr. dramatist, poet, historian. Lengthy 4pp. ALS. Interesting content about literature. Not translated.............50-75

 

195. FRANCE] HENRI TISOT - Fr. actor. ALS, Paris, 1959, on both sides. To Director of La Comédie-Française asking to forgive him for missing a show. In the comedy movie The Fuhrer runs amok by Philippe Clair, Henri Tisot stars stars socceras Hitler who challenges other European countries in matches. VG..........50-75

 

196. [MUSIC] GEORGES DOUAY - Parisian man-about-town, theatre fan, and composer of songs and operettas. ALS, 1893, 1p. Not translated. Fine.........50-75

 

197. [FRANCE] Jules Tannery (1848-1910) French mathematician. He discovered a surface of the fourth order of which all the geodesic lines are algebraic. He was not an inventor, however, but essentially a critic and methodologist. He once remarked, "Mathematicians are so used to their symbols and have so much fun playing with them, that it is sometimes necessary to take their toys away from them in order to oblige them to think." He notably influenced Paul Painlevé, Jules Drach, and Émile Borel to take up science. His efforts were mainly directed to the study of the mathematical foundations and of the philosophical ideas implied in mathematical thinking. ALS, Paris, 1899, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. Speaks about Foundation uncertain of Belleville. To Louis Olivier. VG............100-150

 

French Resistance as a priest

198. [FRANCE] Monsignor François Ducaud-Bourget (1898-1984) was a prominent traditionalist Roman Catholic French prelate, priest and close ally of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. During World War II Ducaud-Bourget was active in the French Resistance as a priest, and helped Jews to escape to Spain. He was decorated by the government of Charles de Gaulle for his work. He had been made a chaplain of the Order of Malta in 1946 and an honorary prelate in the time of Pope Pius XII. He was probably deprived of this title later. Rejecting the revision of the Roman Missal that followed the Second Vatican Council, he organised celebration of the Latin Tridentine Mass in the chapel of the Hôpital Laënnec, a former hospital in Paris. When he was excluded from this in 1971, he tried in vain to obtain from the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris François Marty another place in which only the Tridentine Mass would be celebrated. When he failed in this, he organised the take-over, on 27 February 1977, of the parish church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, expelling the priest in charge. When he died in 1984, he was buried in the church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, which has a portrait bust of him over his tomb. He was succeeded in charge the church by Father Philippe Laguérie, who later founded the Institute of the Good Shepherd. ALS, 1975, 2pp, 4 x 5-3/4 in. VG............75-100

 

199. [FRANCE] Count Henri Francois de Bombelles (1680-1760) French general and author of books on military strategy. ALS, 1758, 3 pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2. Speaks about a pension that the king gives to the niece of the correspondant; also of various military officers. VG+ esp. for its age.......100-150

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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

200. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on paper 1624 - signed, 2-pages, approx. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4". VG condition............100-150

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Made Lasting Impression On Theodore Roosevelt

201. [FRANCE] Charles Wagner (1852-1918) French reformed pastor whose inspirational writings were influential in shaping the reformed theology of his time. He graduated from the Sorbonne in 1869; and studied theology at Strassburg and Göttingen. He was the pastor of a small parish in the French province of Vosges until 1882, when he went to Paris, and there opened a Sunday school and later began preaching. The publication of his book Jeunesse ("Youth") in 1891 marked him as a leader in the ethical movement in France and his influence continually increased. Besides serving as pastor to a large congregation, he took an active part in many philanthropic and charitable undertakings, and in this work came into cordial relations with men of all shades of religious belief. Of his publications, The Simple Life attracted particular interest in the United States and was widely commended by religious and ethical leaders. In the fall of 1904, Wagner visited the United States. He was invited to preach at the White House by Theodore Roosevelt on whom The Simple Life had made a lasting impression. Wagner made numerous addresses and gained material for his book My Impressions of America (1906). Two ALSs, 1917 & 1918, plus small signed & inscribed picture portrait dated 1918; also envelope. All fine........100-150

 

202. [FRANCE] César Campinchi (1882-1941) French statesman in the beginning of the 20th century. Campinchi was president of the Association générale des étudiants de Paris student organisation, a member of the Radical Socialist Party and deputy for Corsica from 1932 to 1940. He carried out the functions of the Keeper of the seals and presented the Campinchi proposal concerning the protection of minors in 1937. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 7 in. Speaks about politics and Bernstein. Fine..........50-75

 

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203. [ENGLISH] Gerrard Winstanley [1609-1676] English Protestant religious reformer and political activist during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. Winstanley was one of the founders of the English group known as the True Levellers for their beliefs, based upon Christian communism, and as the Diggers for their actions because they took over public lands and dug them over to plant crops. They self-identified as True Levellers, while the Digger name was coined by their contemporaries. His book The Mysterie of God was probably the first theological work in the English language to argue for universalism. OFFERED HERE is a Gerrard Winstanley clip signature mounted, signed Winstanley..........60-80

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204. [MUSIC] Nicolas Levasseur (1791-1871) French bass, particularly associated with Rossini roles. Levasseur was considered without rivals in his time, possessing a voice of remarkable beauty and grandeur. ALS, 1854, 1p., 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG.........60-80

 

205. [THEATRE] Jean-Henry Dupin (1787-1887) French dramatist who wrote over 200 plays, including about 50 with Eugene Scribe. Brief ALS, no year, 1p, 5-3/8 x 8-1/4". Large bold signature. VG...........50-75

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206. [FRANCE] Dumoutier (Pierre) General. Born at Riom (Puy-de-dome) May 8, 1750; died at Saint-Pierre de la Martinique October 10, 1819. His military career continued from 1789 to the May 10, 1810, when he retired. He was admitted to the Invalides with the grade and the treatments as a chief of the brigade of the army of the Rhin, June 24, 1795. LEAVED THE Invalides the 17 September 1796. Major of the place of Lille (i3 December 1796) he was dismissed by the executive Director, 23 September 1799. Major of arms at the Guadeloupe under Richepance, 9 December 1801. Returned to France for reasons of health, April 1, 1803. [translation from French]. Document Signed Signed, 7th Year [1795?], 1p, approx. 7-1/2 x 11-1/2"...........80-120

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207. [FRANCE] Charles Philipon [1800-1861] French lithographer, caricaturist and journalist. He was the editor of the La Caricature and of Le Charivari, both satirical political journals. Brief ALS, 1844, 1p, 5.5 x 8 in. One 1/2" tear at left edge affecting nothing. Rare!..............80-120

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208. [FRANCE] Guillaume-Charles Faipoult (1752-1817) was a lieutenant, then a captain in the engineers, and resigned in 1780 to dedicate himself to the study of the sciences. Partisan of the Revolution, he was, under Roland, secretary-general of the Ministry of the Interior, and banished in 1793. Minister of Finance on 1 October 1794, he held this post until 12 February 1796. Minister plenipotentiary in Genoa, he took an important part in the organisation of the new Italian republics, but had to return to private life as a result of troubles with General Championnet. Prefect of Escaut, at Antwerp, from 1800 to 1808, he then became Minister of Finance to King Joseph in Spain, and only returned to France in 1813. Prefect of the Saône-and-Loire during the Hundred Days (27 April 1815), he bravely defended the town of Macon against the invasion. ALS, Paris, 1793, written on both sides of 7.5 x 9" sheet. He speaks about "La Petite Poste". From the Collection of Paul Tasbille [so stamped]. VG.............100-150

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209. [MUSIC] Sir Julius Benedict [1804-1885] German-born composer and conductor, resident in England for most of his career. BRIEF ALS WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES, 1861. Moderate toning at bottom edge...........50-75

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210. [FRANCE] large French Mystery Document 1613 on vellum, signed, 1p., approx. 17 x 11". VG..........100-150

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211. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1671 on paper, ornate signatures, 2-pages., approx. 7 x 10". Superb condition..........100-150

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212. Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) American author of children's fiction and poetry. Her novel The Cat Who Went to Heaven won the 1931 Newbery Medal. ALS, 1973, 1p. She has handwritten a poem in this letter. VG..........50-75

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213. MARY ROBERTS RINEHART (1876-1958) American writer, born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Best known for her mystery stories, she also wrote humorous and character sketches and romances. Her humorous stories about "Tish," a self-reliant single woman, became popular in the Saturday Evening Post. Some of her most notable books are The Circular Staircase (1908); The Man in Lower Ten (1909); My Story (1931), her autobiography; The State Versus Elinor Norton (1934); Swimming Pool (1951); and The Best of Tish (1955). In 1920 Rinehart and playwright James Avery Hopwood (1882-1928) wrote The Bat, a play that is based on The Circular Staircase. SIGNED & INSCRIBED portrait print, 7x9, with sentiment. Quite nice............40-60

 

214. John Russell [1792-1878] served twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Signed address panel postmarked 1837.........35-45

 

215. [THEATRE] Early Stage Actors - signatures of: James Powers, Sydney Parradough, Eric Hope, Richard Golden, Max Freeman, Stephen Grattan, Harold Blake......50-75

 

216. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1688 on paper, ornate signatures, 1-page, approx. 5 x 7-3/4". This has to do with the Abbaye Saint-Jouin de Marnes. Several printed pages accompany this document [French text]. Identified as "Very Rare". Superb condition..........100-150

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217. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs. Oldest item in this lot is 1816. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

218. [POLITICS MIXED LOT] [1] Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, Ex. Doc. No. 79, A resolution of the 13th instant; calling for information relative to the removal of the rocks in Hell Gate, East River, New York; and other aids to the navigation through that passage.. Signed IN TYPE Jeff'n Davis.May 19, 1856, printed on both sides. 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. [2] Washington Hunt (1811-1867) American lawyer and politician. CLIP SIGNATURE [3] Willard Hall (1780-1875) American jurist and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. he was elected to the US congress. On May 6, 1823 Hall received a recess appointment from President James Monroe to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware vacated by John Fisher. Hall was formally nominated on December 5, 1823, and four days later was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission. He served on the court until December 6, 1871, over 48 years, when he resigned, making him one of the longest-served United States federal judges. On May 6, 1823 Hall received a recess appointment from President James Monroe to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware vacated by John Fisher. Hall was formally nominated on December 5, 1823, and four days later was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission. He served on the court until December 6, 1871, over 48 years, when he resigned, making him one of the longest-served United States federal judges. ANS, "Have the goodness to send me the catalogue published 1866. With great respect William Hall, Wilmington, Del. " To the Librarian at Harvard College. Approx. 5 x 8-1/4". Some foxing spots. [4] Repeal Missouri Prohibition Of Slavery - Speech of S.P. Chase , of Maine AGAINST THE REPEAL OF THE MISSOURI PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY, North of..... Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Feb. 3, 1854. 30-pp. VG. See speech above [5] John Rogers [1813-1879] Representative from New York. CLIP SIGNATURE. [6] William S. Damrell [1809-1860] Congressman from Mass. [7] William H. Kelsey [1812-1879] U.S. Representative from New York. Clip signature. [8] Orsamus B. Matteson (1805-1889) U.S. Representative from New York. Clip signature. [9] Jacob Broom (1808-1864) American Party member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Clip signature. [10] Edward Wade (1802-1866) U.S. Representative from Ohio. Signature............60-80

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219. [BRITISH] Sir George Anson GCB KTS (1769-1849) General, commanded a British cavalry brigade under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War and sat for many years as a Member of Parliament. Signed address panel, dated Sept. 4, 1830. VG..........30-40

 

220. [MUSIC] FRANCES ALDA [1883-1952]. New Zealand operatic soprano. Made debut at Opéra-Comique (1904); at Metropolitan Opera, New York (1908-29); m. (1910; div. 1928) Giulio Gatti-Casazza. Author of Men, Women, and Tenors (1937). SIGNATURE on card dated 1932............40-60

 

221. [DANCE] Ruth Dennis [Ruth St. Denis. 1879-1968] early modern dance pioneer. ALS, no date [NYC], 3pp. In 1898, the young vaudeville dancer was noticed by David Belasco , a well-known and highly successful Broadway producer and director. He hired her to perform with his large company as a featured dancer, and was also responsible for giving her the stage name "St. Denis." Under Belasco's influence, Ruthie Dennis became Ruth St. Denis, toured with his production of "Zaza" around the United States and in Europe, and was exposed to the work of several important European artists, including the Japanese dancer Sado Yacco and the great English actress, Sarah Bernhardt.............100-150

 

222. [ART] William Holl the Younger (1807-1871) English portrait and figure engraver, noted for his book illustrations. The eldest of four sons of William Holl the Elder (c1771-1838), he was taught engraving by his father - at first stipple and later line on steel. The first portrait engraving produced on his own was that of Thomas Cranmer in May 1829 for inclusion in Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages. He contributed further work to this publication between 1829 and 1835 after artists such as van Loo, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely, Godfrey Kneller and Daniel Mytens. He was a founder member of the Chalcographic Society started by several notable engravers in 1830. Original antique engraving, image approx. 6-1/4 x 4-1/2" plus margins. VG..........25-35

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223. [NOBEL] Roald Hoffmann (b. 1937) American theoretical chemist who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Signature, inscribed, 1990. He makes a drawing below. VG......50-75

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224. [MIXED LOT] [1] Charles E. Stuart (1810-1887) U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. During the Civil War, Stuart raised and equipped the 13th Michigan Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel. Clip Signature. [2] George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904) was a prominent United States Senator from Massachusetts. He was a member of an extended family that was politically prominent in 18th and 19th century New England. Clip Signature. [3] Henry Porter Baldwin (1814-1892) 15th Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator. Clip Signature. [4] Francis Brown Stockbridge (1826-1894) U.S. Senator from Michigan. Clip Signature. [5] Jacob Merritt Howard (1805-1871) U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Michigan during and after the American Civil War. Signature. [6] HAGER, John Sharpenstein, a Senator from California; born near Morristown, in German Valley, Morris County, N.J., March 12, 1818; completed preparatory studies and graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1836; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Morristown, N.J.; moved to California in 1849 and engaged in mining; practiced law in San Francisco; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; member, State senate 1852-1854, 1865-1871; elected State district judge for the district of San Francisco in 1855 and served until l86l; elected a regent of the University of California in 1871; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eugene Casserly and served from December 23, 1873, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for renomination; member of the State constitutional convention in 1879; collector of customs of the port of San Francisco 1885-1889; died in San Francisco on March 19, 1890; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. CLIP SIGNATURE. [7] W.A. Peffer (1831-1912) Populist US Senator from Kansas. Sig. 1896. [8] WM. FAXON - Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1 June 1866 - 3 March 1889. CLIP SIGNATURE. [9] John Inscho Mitchell (1838-1907) American lawyer, jurist, and Republican party politician from Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He served in the state legislature and represented Pennsylvania in both the U.S. House and Senate. He was later a judge in several state courts. Nice SIGNATURE [10] Jno. B. Raymond (1844-1886) was a Delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, then moved with his parents to Tazewell County, Illinois in 1853. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, being promoted to Captain for action at the Battle of Vicksburg. Following the war Raymond settled in Mississippi. He published the Mississippi Pilot newspaper at Jackson, Mississippi during Reconstruction. He was assistant State treasurer of Mississippi, and was appointed United States marshal of Dakota Territory in 1877, with headquarters at Yankton and later at Fargo. He was elected as a Republican to the House, serving from March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885. SIGNATURE...........50-75

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225. [AMERICAN NAVAL] Chas. A. Seas - US Cousul. at [?] country. We can't make out the place but its somewhere in the Mediterranean. Very attractive ALS, 1870, 2-1/2pp, about 8 x 13". To Capt. Walker of the US Frigate Sabin. [ John Grimes Walker]. Content concerns an anchor of a Portuguese vessel is laying near, or under, the Sabin and cannot be taken up. Near fine condition.............75-100

Portrait of Capt. Walker

 

During the Reign of Louis XIII

226. [FRANCE] French Mystery document 1640 on paper, boldly signed Garros & Bizet & another, 2-pages, approx. 6.5 x 10". VG...........100-150

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227. [FRANCE] REVOLUTION - 1791. Partly-printed document signed, 1p, approx. 6-3/4 x 9". Identified as having "Scarce censored Revenue - large sums of Assiginats coming from a business. Fresh condition..........80-120

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228. [FRANCE] François Cointeraux (1740 - 1830) was a French architect. ALS, 1792, 3pp. Approx. 6-3/4 x 8-3/4". VG. We will show scan upon request........75-100

 

During Reign of Louis XIV

229. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1681 on paper, signed, 3-pages, approx. 7 x 9-1/4". VG............100-150

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230. Zane Grey [1872-1939] American author. Signed 1938 bank check........80-120

 

231. [NOBEL] Philip John Noel-Baker (1889 - 1982) British politician, diplomat, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. TLS, 1972, 1p. VG.......50-75

 

ALBERT STERNER - Major Drawing

232. [ART] ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) Original charcoal drawing, unsigned, approx. 24.75 x 19 in. There are numerous tears in the margins, some touching the image area. When matted and framed most will not be visible. The main image area is in very good condition. This is a MAJOR drawing because of its size. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows; he introduced each of them to the technique of lithography and put them in touch with the master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. His work [esp. his mono-prints] has always been somewhat scarce. Purchased from the Sterner Estate sale held many years ago and guarantee the authenticity of this drawing. Upon request we'll send a letter of guarantee [without time limit], to the original purchaser............800-1200

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During the Reign of Louis XIII

233. [FRANCE] French Mystery document 1638 on vellum, doesn't appear to be signed, 4-pages, approx. 7 x 9-1/4". VG...........100-150

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234. [FRANCE] Curious document written on both sides of 8 x 11 paper. Identified as "France ca. 1550" but we believe it more like 1600s because it is written on paper instead of vellum. Interesting however because it speaks of Audier De La Montagne [de la Monfayne] famous writer during his time. Written in Old French. VG..........100-150

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During Reign of Charles IX

235. [FRANCE} French Document 1568 on paper, written in old gothic calligraphy, approx. 6.5 x 9.5". Very early for paper. VG...........100-150

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During Reign of Louis XV

236. [FRANCE} French Document 1752 on paper, signed [?], 1-page, approx. 8 x 11-3/4". Accompanied by 2 pages about Jacques-Henri de Durfort who died in 1704. VG...........100-150

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During Reign of Charles IX

237. [FRANCE} French Document 1562 on paper, from Savole, signed, written on both sides, approx. 7-1/4 x 11-1/2". VG...........100-150

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During Reign of Louis XIV

238. [FRANCE} French Document 1645 on paper, signed, 1-page, approx. 10-3/4 x 7-1/2". VG...........100-150

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239. Mary Jenks ( is primarily known as Mary Jenks Coulter) American artist. Born in Newport, KY on Aug. 30, 1880. She died in Amherst, Massachusetts 1966. Also known as Mary Jencques she was a pupil of Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. After her marriage to Fred Coulter in 1902, she moved to Chicago where she studied a variety of crafts (weaving, bookbinding, jewelry, pottery) at the AIC [Art Institute of Chicago] and was the first curator of etchings and engravings at that school. Upon returning from a tour of Europe, she earned a philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. In 1915 her husband died and she moved to California. Exhibited: Lewis & Clark Expo, 1905 (medal); AIC, 1909 (prize); Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915 (medal); Hawaiian Soc. Artists, 1917; CLPH (solo); Berkeley Lg. Fine Art, 1924; San Francisco AA 1924; Calif. SE, Stanford, 1928; de Young Mem. Mus, 1931 (solo); Los Angeles Mus. Art (prize); Huntington Library & Art Gal., San Marino, CA (fellow and reader); Uffizzi Gal., Florence, Italy; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; Victoria & Albert Mus., London, England. Her work is in the following collections: LACMA; MMA; BMFA; AIC; LOC; NGA; Univ. Club, San Diego.; John Herron AI; British Mus.; FMA; NYPL; Cooke Gal., Honolulu; Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris, France; Huntington Library & Art Gal.; Calif. State Library, Sacramento; Calif. Soc. Pioneers, San Francisco; 168 etchings for Matson Navigation Co. Offered here is an original signed watercolor, dated 4/99, approx. 8 x 12". VG..........300-500

Jenks watercolor

 

240. [FRANCE] by Charles-François de La Vieuville (d. 1676) Bishop of Rennes. ALS, date unknown, 1p, 6-1/4 x 9". Fine condition. Content unknown...........100-150

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241. [FRANCE] Marquis Dupuy De La Mothe - ALS, 1769, 1p, 8-1/4 x 12-3/4". VG.....100-150

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DURING REIGN OF TERROR

242. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 9 Jan. 1794, three days after the arrest of Fabre d'Églantine, the French actor, dramatist, poet, and politician of the French Revolution. 2-pages, about cutting of wood, signed David [famous artist later] in print 7 x 9-1/2". Also ink signed , unknown signature, on final page. Very fresh condition.........100-150

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Important French Sculptor

243. [ART] Gilles-Paul Cauvet (1731-1788) prominent sculptor, architect, and designer at the French court. Not only was he the sculptor for Louis XVI's brother, the comte de Provence, later Louis XVIII, but he also directed the Académie de Saint-Luc, the guild of decorative painters and sculptors. He designed carved boiserie (wood paneling) and furniture for houses in Paris. Many wood carvers were influenced by his book of engraved designs for interiors and furniture, which was published in 1777. Rare Manuscript Document Signed by Cauvet and several other [not identified]. Dated 1778, 3pp, 8-1/2 x 13 in. VG. Content unknown.............100-150

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244. [PORTRAIT] William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) General in the Union Army during the Civil War. Antique engraved portrait approx. 5.5 x 8.5". Few stains in margins but image area is very good...........25-35

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245. [PORTRAITS] Antique engraving showing 7 oval portraits of Union Generals, including George Meade. Approx. 5.5 x 8.5, VG...........25-35

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246. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Original photograph of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, kissing the ring of Bishop Joseph F. Flannelly. Photo was taken by Art Abfier in 1957. Ngô Dinh Diem (was the first president of South Vietnam (1955&endash;1963). International News Photos paper caption attached to back of photo. Approx. 7 x 9-1/8". VG..........50-75

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247. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Original photograph of young Arthur MacArthur [son of Gen. MacArthur]. Taken in 1951. International News Photos paper caption attached to back of photo. Approx. 9 x 7-1/8". VG..........50-75

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248. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Original photograph of General MacArthur in San Francisco parade. Taken in 1951. International News Photos paper caption attached to back of photo. Approx. 9 x 7-1/8". VG..........80-120

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249. US Army List 1848 - 145 page government document [Ex. Doc. No. 56], printed for the House of Representatives, by resolution of the house, of June 14, 1848. Published February 20, 1849. Transcript of Army List - A Letter from the Secretary of War [W.L. Marcy]. Invaluable reference - lists by name all officers, beginning with Major Generals Winfield Scott [he earned $2400], and Zachary Taylor, who also earned $2400. A wealth of information. VG..........100-150

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250. St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 - six stereoptican cards issued in 1904 by T. W. Ingersoll. VG.........50-75

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251. Charles Rollin Buckalew (1821-1899) American lawyer and Democratic party politician from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Buckalew was the most influential early advocate of proportional representation in the United States. His proposals for a type of voting system known as cumulative voting gained significant support in Congress, and he played a central role in the adoption of cumulative voting in several places, including Illinois for state legislative elections in 1870, a system that lasted in that state until 1980. Letter Signed, Washington, 1867, 3pp, approx. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4" To Col. N.E. Piollet. Good political content. Just starting at a couple of folds.......75-100

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252. Charles Rollin Buckalew (1821-1899) American lawyer and Democratic party politician from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Buckalew was the most influential early advocate of proportional representation in the United States. His proposals for a type of voting system known as cumulative voting gained significant support in Congress, and he played a central role in the adoption of cumulative voting in several places, including Illinois for state legislative elections in 1870, a system that lasted in that state until 1980. Autograph Letter Signed, Near Bloomsburg, Oct. 15, 1862, 2pp, approx. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4" To Col. N.E. Piollet. Good political content. VG.......100-150

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253. [NAUTICAL] Thomas P. Lennox - writes letter on Dec. 30, 1852, 2-pages, to Capt. Patrick Lennox at Wiscasset, Maine. The Lennox House in Wiscasset was built in 1844 for Captain Patrick Lennox, who mastered and owned many barques and brigs. Detailed letter about hard sailing conditions "tedious passage of 58 days..." Folded stampless letter with postage stamp still affixed to address leaf. VG............75-100

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254. Vasco Ronchi (1897-1988) was an Italian physicist known for his work in optics. Along with Enrico Fermi, he was a student of Luigi Puccianti. He studied from at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Pisa 1915-1919. In 1922 he published work describing testing methods for optics using simple equipment. The Ronchi Test is widely used in amateur telescope making. TLS, 1984, 1p.................40-60

 

255. Mr. Rush [Richard Rush, 1780-1859] he was the 8th US Secretary of the Treasury [1825-29] and the 8th Attorney General of the United States. ALS, London, Sept. 14, 1819, 1p, 8x10 in. This is written in the 3rd Person. "Mr. Rush has the honor to present his compliments to.......Le Roy and Bayard, and, in requesting that they will be so kind as to send to the post office the enclosed letter directed to Mr. Davidson, ventures to hop, that they may find it convient to place at the disposal of that gentleman the sum mentioned in the letter of Mess. Morlands, Auriol and company, within the space of a week or two after it may get to hand." VG..........75-100

 

256. [ENGLAND] Sir Samuel Eyre (1638-1698) English judge. Eyre came of a legal family, his grandfather, Robert, having been a bencher and reader of Lincoln's Inn, and his father being a barrister , Robert Eyre of Salisbury and Chilhampton, who married Anne, daughter of Samuel Aldersey of Aldersey in Cheshire. He was baptised on 16 March 1638 and was educated at Wadham College, Oxford , matriculating on 9 December 1653. The June after Eyre left Wadham, he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn. After studying for seven years, he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in June 1661, becoming a qualified barrister. Under the patronage of the Earl of Shaftesbury, whose adviser he was, he attained some professional eminence. He was made a serjeant on 21 April 1692, and succeeded Justice Dolben on the King's Bench on 6 February 1694, although was not sworn in until 22 February. Eyre was knighted as a result of being promoted to the Bench. When Charles Knollys's claim to the earldom of Banbury came before the House of Lords in 1698, Eyre was called on, along with Chief Justice Holt , to state to the house the grounds upon which he had given judgment in favour of Knollys, who being tried in the king's bench in 1694 for murder had pleaded his privilege as a peer . This the two judges refused to do, the matter not coming before the house on writ of error from the King's Bench. They were threatened with committal to the Tower, but the matter dropped. Eyre died on circuit at Lancaster of an attack of colic on 12 September 1698. A monument was erected at Lancaster to him, and his body was removed to St. Thomas's, Salisbury, the family burial-place, on 2 July 1699. He married Martha, daughter of Francis, fifth son of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, Worcestershire, by whom he had four sons (the eldest, Sir Robert Eyre, was judge of the queen's bench) and two daughters. His wife brought him considerable property. Manuscript Document Signed, 1691 [or 1690], 1p, approx. 10-1/2 x 8. On vellum. VG..............100-150

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257. [THEATRE] Julia Marlowe (1866-1950) English born American actress. AQS dated 1927, approx. 6 x 7-3/4".......50-75

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258. [FRANCE] French DECRET from the National Asembly, dated 1791. Signed in PRINT by Louis, and there also are some unidentified ink signatures. 2pp, 7-1/2 x 9". Very fresh condition............80-120

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259. [MUSIC] Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)American composer. AMQS from "Mass." Approx. 5 x 3.5". VG..........80-120

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260. Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) 41st Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford, and the 49th Governor of New York, as well as serving the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon administrations in a variety of positions. DS as Governor dated Feb. 18, 1963. He submits to the legislature a revised schedule of proposed liquor license fees. Folds o/w VG..........100-150

 

Good Indian Content

261. JOHN VAN VOORHIS (1826-1905) Congressman from New York 1879-83, 93-95. ALS with excellent content on personal letterhead from Rochester June 29, 1904 to G. Hilton Scribner, 2 full pages, 7 x 5". He comments positively on Scribner's book and discusses 2 professors. He continues. "I have just returned from a reservation of the Seneca Indians. I spent the day there yesterday. I dined with 10 stalwart Indians and found them as intelligent as they are stout. With them the question is 'Where Will Life End.' [Scribner had written a book entitled 'Where Did Life Begin?] They are robbed by their guardians, the U. S. Government. It's too bad. At the point where I stopped are 5 churches and an orphan asylum &endash; 300 orphans it. I dined at the home of an Indian and a better dinner I don't want. It was much better than I got at the Brozel house at Buffalo the night before."............75-100

 

262. RUFUS W. PECKHAM (1809-1873). Congressman from New York 1853-55. Killed at sea in ship's collision. His namesake son was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. ADS. This is a letter dated June 25, 1853, attesting to the character and pecuniary respectability of one Andrew Morrison, addressed to a Washington law firm by H. A. Brigham, a lawyer in West Troy. Added to the letter are endorsements by the State Director of Pensions (?), two acting magistrates, the postmaster, and Peckham. Peckham dates his endorsement Albany June 25. "I concur in the above certificate of Mr. Hitchcock as to Mr. Brigham whom I know very well." This lot also includes four of Peckham's clipped signatures, 3 of which add "Yours very truly"...........50-75

 

263. WALTER F. MONDALE - V.P. under Carter, Democratic candidate for President in 1984, U.S. Senator. Lot consists of 2 items. (1) DS with initials as Senator dated Aug. 30, 1966, requesting information about dermatology et al from the Dept. of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Punch holes at left and small marginal tears at top. (2) First day cover signed by autopen, honoring Mondale on his V.P. inauguration and postmarked Jan. 20, 1977 at Ceylon, MN (his hometown).............50-75

 

264. [CARDINAL] Leon Adolphe Amette (1850-1920) French Catholic cardinal and archbishop of Paris 1908-1920. He consecrated Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in 1919. ALS, 1911, 4pp, 4.5 x 7 in. Fine.........150-250 Click below to see this letter

Amette - pages 1 & 4

Amette - pages 2 & 3

 

265. [GERMANY] Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer (1781-1873) German historian . He was the first scientific historian to popularize history in German. He traveled extensively and served in German legislative bodies. Five lines and his signature on 4 x 6-3/4" sheet. Not translated. VG.........50-75

Portrait of Raumer

 

266. [FRANCE] Sibylle Aimée Marie Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville [1849-1932] French writer who wrote under the pseudonym GYP. ALS, no year, written on both sides. 4.5 x 7 in. VG........75-100

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267. [MUSIC] Leonard Slatkin [b. 1944] American conductor. TLS, 1989.......25-35

 

268. [MUSIC] Harriet Kendall (1857-1933) English composer. ALS, 1889, 4pp......25-35

 

269. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 11 signed items by American and European artists [20th century]. Includes: Buckminster Fuller signed card € Christian Boltanski (b.1944]) French photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist € Jean Balladur ALS € JACQUES DUMOND ALS € plus 7 others. Except for Fuller the rest appear to be European..............100-150

 

270. [FRANCE] Denis-Bernard QUATREMERE-DISJONVAL [1754-1830] eccentric scientist [physicist & chemist]. Large [9-1/4 x 13-3/4 in.] ALS, 1826, 4 full pages. About spiders..............100-150

 

271. [FRANCE] Emmanuel-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguilon (1720- 1782) French statesman and a nephew of the Maréchal de Richelieu. He entered the army at the age of seventeen, and at the age of nineteen was made colonel of the regiment of Brie. He served in the campaigns in Italy during the War of the Austrian Succession, was seriously wounded at the siege of Château-Dauphin (1744), was taken prisoner (1746) and was made maréchal de camp in 1748. His marriage in 1740 with Louise Félicité de Brehan, daughter of the Comte de Plélo, coupled with his connection with the Richelieu family, gave him an important place at court. He was a member of the so-called parti devot, the faction opposed to Madame de Pompadour, to the Jansenists and to the parlement, and his hostility to the new ideas drew upon him the anger of the pamphleteers. In 1753 he was appointed commandant (governor) of Brittany and soon became unpopular in that province, which had retained a large number of privileges called "liberties." He first came into collision with the provincial estates on the question of the royal imposts (1758), LETTER SIGNED, 1776, 1 page, 6 x 8". VG. Not translated................150-250

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Guillotined in 1793

272. [FRANCE] Louis Marie Florent du Chatelet Lomont d'Haraucourt (1727- 1793), deputy of the nobility of the bailiwick of Bar-le-Duc. Cousin of Louis XVI; guillotined in 1793. Letter Signed, no date, 1p. Description with item says it is to De Gourguine about his pension for his military services. Fine..............100-150

 

273. [SUPREME COURT] F.F. (Felix Frankfurter. 1882-1965) Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On January 5, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Frankfurter to the U.S. Supreme Court. He served from January 30, 1939 to August 28, 1962. Signed WITH INITIALS and inscribed "For Charlie Curtis, who would have given pleasure to Cardozo F.F." This signed item is titled Benjamin Nathan Cordozo - An Article For The Dictionary of American Biography, written by Felix Frankfurter. Signed on soft cover. Fine.............300-500

 

274. [ART] Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler KCVO RA (1892-1974) British sculptor, and the first sculptor to hold the Presidency of the Royal Academy (from 1956 through 1966). ANS on card, 1957. About 3x5". VG..........25-35

 

275. Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928) Attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt's railroad interests, president of the New York Central Railroad System, and finally a United States Senator from New York from 1899 to 1911. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1897/8, 5pp, plus attached hand-drawn map. An agreement in which The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Co. gives permission to Frederick Potter to lay a sewage pipe under the tracks at Sing Sing, Westchester County, New York. In very good condition. Nicely signed by Chauncey M. Depew and Frederick Potter. Nice railroad collectible.............150-200

Portrait of Depew

 

276. Tom Eagleton (1929 - 2007) US Senator from Missouri, serving from 1968 -1987. He is best remembered for briefly being a Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, sharing the ticket under George McGovern in 1972. Nice 8x10 photo signed 1985. VG...........25-35

 

Sascha in the film Casablanca

277. [FILM Leonid Kinskey (1903-1998) Russian -born actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca (1942). Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he fled the Russian Revolution and acted on stage in Europe and South America before arriving in New York City in 1921. He joined the road production of Al Jolson's musical Wonder Bar, before making his first film appearance, in the 1932 Trouble in Paradise. His looks and accent helped him land supporting roles in numerous movies, including Duck Soup and Nothing Sacred, and on television, well into the 1960s. It is said that he got perhaps his best-known role, Sascha in Casablanca, because he was a drinking buddy of star Humphrey Bogart. Kinskey was in the pilot episode for Hogan's Heroes, but turned down a regular role in the series because he thought the subject matter was being taken too lightly. TLS, 1989, on 3x5 card, talks about visit to Russia in 1970. Signed with intials; full signature with inscription on verso. VG.........30-40

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278. [MUSIC] Johnny Green (1908-1989) American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. His most famous song was one of his earliest, Body and Soul. He won Academy Awards for Easter Parade, An American in Paris, West Side Story, Oliver. He was a chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, leading the orchestra through 17 of the Academy Award telecasts, and a producer of television specials. SIGNED, INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO, DATED 1981. VG............75-100

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279. [ART] ANNI ALBERS (1899-1994) Textile Artist considered the foremost textile artist of the twentieth century. Born in Berlin she studied weaving and taught at the Bauhaus until it was closed in 1933, and afterwards immigrated to the United States where she continued to make innovative textiles and prints From the time she was a young student at the, she created wall hangings that stand on their own as abstract works of art, comparable in their boldness and modernism to some of the bravest paintings of the epoch. In her upholstery, drapery fabrics, and other functional materials. She married the great painter Josef Albers. Brief TLS dtd 2/10/83.................50-75

 

280. Gardiner Spring (1785-1873) American minister and author. He was born in Newburyport, Mass., the oldest child of the politically well-connected Reverend Samuel Spring. He was also privately tutored by Chief Justice Parsons. At the age of 15, he entered Yale College, where he became the class-mate of John C. Calhoun, delivering the valedictory address at the Commencement exercise in 1805. Spent time teaching, and he established an English school in the Bermuda Islands , where he spent fifteen months. He was admitted to the Bar in 1808, and commenced practice, but he subsequently abandoned the profession against the wishes of his wife, and declared his intention of becoming a minister. This sudden change he himself attributed to the effect of a sermon preached by Reverend John Mason , in New Haven, from the text, "To the poor the Gospel is preached". He described the impression the discourse produced as miraculous; he could not restrain from tears, and from that moment he followed the ministry with zeal and piety. Spring spent one year at Andover Theological Seminary , and was ordained in 1809. After receiving calls from several New England parishes he preached in Cedar-street Church in the following spring, and in the same year, by unanimous call, was invited to the pastorate of the old Brick Church in Bookman street in this city. Spring frequently received calls of higher trust and responsibility, including the presidencies of Dartmouth and Hamilton Colleges, but he did not desire to abandon his first field of labor, and during the sixty-three years of his pastoral care of that church he was regarded as second to no preacher in this city. His congregation moved to Murray Hill in 1851. ALS, New York, 1825, 1p. To Rev. James Michaels............60-80

 

281. Eliphalet Remington III [1828-1924] Gun manufacturer. In 1856 the three sons, Philo, Samuel and Eliphalet III, became partners with their father forming the firm of E. Remington and Sons. They manufactured small arms for the United States government during the War between the States and World Wars I and II. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1853, ILION Bank CHECK. To himself for $170, signed E. Remington & Sons. X slash cancel. Bottom edge toned & chipped.......100-150

 

282. [GREAT BRITAIN] Collection of 10 British signatures of prominent men: [1] Henry Charles Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk, KG, PC [1791-1856] styled Earl of Surrey between 1815 and 1842, was a British Whig politician. [2] Sir William Edward Rouse Boughton (1788-1856) was a baronet and a member of the British House of Commons representing Evesham. [3] John Arthur Roebuck [1802-1879] British politician, was born at Madras, in India. [4] Douglas McGarel Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham PC [1872-1950] British lawyer and Conservative politician. [5] John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell known as Frank Russell, [1865-1931] was the elder surviving son of Viscount Amberley and his wife the Honourable Katharine (Kate) Stanley, and was raised by his paternal grandparents after his non-conventional parents both died young. He was the grandson of former prime minister, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell and elder brother of philosopher Bertrand Russell. He was married three times, lastly to Elizabeth von Arnim, who is said to have caricatured him in her novel Vera. Despite his landmark achievements in other respects, this Earl Russell is most famous for being tried for bigamy in 1901. Thenceforth, he was known to Edwardian society as the "Wicked Earl". [6] William Henry Lyttleton, 3rd Baron Lyttleton (1782-1837) British politician, Orator. [7] William Irby, 1st Baron Boston [1707-1775] British peer and Member of Parliament. Irby was the son of Sir Edward Irby, 1st Baronet and inherited his father's baronetcy in 1718. On 26 August 1746, he married Albinia Selwyn and they had three children. Irby had been a Page of Honour to King George I and King George II in the final and first few years of their reigns, respectively. He was also an equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales from 1728 to 1736, Vice-Chamberlain to the Prince's wife, Augusta from 1736 to 1751 and her Lord Chamberlain from 1751 to 1772. Irby had also been MP for Launceston from 1735 to 1747 and for Bodmin from 1747 to 1761. In 1761 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Boston, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, and became Lord of the Manor of Hedsor in 1764. He died in 1775, aged 68 and was buried in Whiston, Northamptonshire. [8] Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland [1766-1839] British politician and nobleman. [9] George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC [1859-1925] known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary. The Curzon Line, now the eastern boundary of Poland, is named after him. [10] Christopher Wyvill (1740-1822) was an English political reformer who inspired the formation of the Yorkshire Association movement in 1779. Signatures are in various forms............100-150

 

283. [ENTERTAINMENT] MIXED LOT: [1] FRED. MACCABE [19th c. Impersonator] Signature. [2] Sims Reeves [1821-1900] was the foremost English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor vocalist of the mid-Victorian era. Signature 1877. [3] Charles Alexander Calvert (1828-1879) British actor and theatre manager noted for Shakespearean "revivals" featuring elaborate staging and historically accurate sets and costumes. AQS. [4] Barry Sullivan (1821-1891) acclaimed stage actor who played many classical parts in England, Australia and America. Signature 1877. [5] Henry James Byron (1835-1884) prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor. Signature 1877. [6] Lavinia Ducrow - actress. Signature. [7] Helen Lemmens Sherrington (1834-1906) was the leading English concert and operatic soprano of the 1860s. Signature 1877. [8] W.T. Wrighton - composer. Signature [1878]. [9] Edith Wynne (1842- 1897) Welsh operatic soprano and concert singer. Signature [1877]. [10] John Coleman - actor. AQS 1877. All have been affixed to album slips............80-120

 

284. Benjamin Henry Day [1810-1889] U.S. illustrator and printer. He published the original New York Sun, the first penny press newspaper. He is credited with stretching the truth that came to be known as Sensationalism. He sold the New York Sun to his brother-in-law for $40,000. After selling the New York Sun, Day started the True Sun in 1840. Benday Dots are also named after him. Signed bank check, 1902. Made to to himself so also signed on verso. VG.............40-60

 

285. Cotton Tufts (1734-1815) American physician, born in Medford, Massachusetts. He graduated at Harvard in 1749, studied medicine, and settled at Weymouth, where he was highly esteemed as a physician. He was one of the original members of the Massachusetts medical society, its president in 1787-'95, and one of the founders of the Academy of arts and sciences. In 1765 he wrote spirited and patriotic instructions to the representatives of Weymouth against the stamp-act, he was a representative of the state and a councillor, for many years an active member of the state senate, and supported in the convention the adoption of the United States constitution. ALS, Weymouth, May 3, 1802, 1p, 7.5 x 4.5". Creasing and stains. See scan........150-250

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Roland Young "Topper" Gets a Letter From His Old Friend

286. [THEATRE & FILM] Matty (A.E. Matthews OBE) (1869-1960) English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades. Nicknamed "Matty", he was christened Alfred Edward Matthews. He was affectionately regarded by the British public over his extraordinarily long career. From World War II until his death he enjoyed renown as one of British cinema's most famous crotchety, and sometimes rascally, old men. Matthews' other most well-known films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Million Pound Note (with Gregory Peck), Inn for Trouble, The Magic Box, The Ghosts of Berkeley Square and Just William's Luck. Offered here is a 2-page ALS, signed "Matty" to his friend, and fellow actor, Roland Young [1887-1953] besy membered for his role as Topper. Dated Feb. 26 , no year. "Dear Roland. Yours of the 22nd came this morning, how it cheered me! I mean to hear from you, and your dear girl friend - and within 4 days. Never write a book (but you should!). I have given 96 copies away and the publishers have sold two - All I am looking forward to is to come to New York and play once again with you. I have done some 5 pictures (just bits) which has kept me going. At present ........ and drinking Gin from morning till night - [On other side] Well this week. I journey from Cottage to Windsor. At 7:30 AM to reherse in Lonsdales But for the grace of God. With the reps. The pay doesn't pay for the petrol which is 4/6 a gallon. I have so much I would like to talk to you both about, in your lovely Digs. I just love New York. I have turned down many plays here. Should I do one it will have to be with you! We both send our love to you both. God bless. Matty." VG...........75-100

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287. [THEATRE] David Garrick [1717-1779] English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century. Antique engraved portrait, image size approx. 6-1/4 x 4-1/2". VG. Engraved in 1776........40-60

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288. [POLITICS] Misc. lot of politicians: [1] FERRISS, Orange [1814-1894] a Representative from New York. SIGNATURE. [2] BREWER, Francis Beattie [1820-1892] a Representative from New York CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] Howard H. Baker - US senator. TLS, 1982. [4] SWOPE, John Augustus [1827-1910] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [5] MILLER, Samuel Henry [1840-1918] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [6] CESSNA, John 1821-1893] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [7] CHANDLER, Joseph Ripley [1792-1880] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [8] GILFILLAN, Calvin Willard [1832-1901] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [9] MOSGROVE, James [1821-1900] Representative from Pennsylvania. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] FISHER, Horatio Gates [1838-1890] Representative from Pennsylvania. CLIP SIGNATURE........75-100

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289. [MIXED LOT] [1] George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE (1823-1900), styled Marquess of Lorne until 1847, was a Scottish peer, Liberal politician as well as a writer on science, religion, and the politics of the 19th century. Signed card 1885. [2] Treasury Department letter 1856 to Customs Collector at Portsmouth, NH. [3] Edward S. Osgood - ALS, Springfield, 1878, 3pp. [4] Rowland G. Hazard [1801-88] was a wealthy woolen manufacturer and author from Peacedale, RI; he was also an active proponent of women's suffrage. The RI Historical Soc. holds many of R.G. Hazard's papers. Brief 1843 document signed. [5] Nicholas Spinney - 1811 document signed [Kittery, Maine]. [6] six 1925 bank checks - Limerick Maine [7] 1981 FDC honoring the US Supreme Court. [8] printed Gov. Doc. 1849 concerning Norwich University in Vermont, 1p........60-80

 

290. Cyril Ritchard (1897-1977) Australian stage, screen and television actor, and director. He is probably best remembered today for his campy performance as Captain Hook in the Mary Martin musical production of Peter Pan. DOCUMENT SIGNED, April 21, 1961, 1p, 4to. An agreement to appear on the Hy Gardner Show [TV]. Fine............50-75

 

291. [FRANCE] Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières (1721-1789) French architect and theoretician. He was born and died in Paris. He published several works on architectural and related subjects, including Architecture of Expression, and The Theatre of Desire at the End of the Ancien Régime; Or, The Analogy of Fiction with Architectural Innovation. Le Camus developed a theory of architecture in which the character of a building should express its destination or the social status of its client. Unlike previous character theories in architecture, Le Camus's theory was based on an explicit analogy between architecture and theatre. His architectural mode of expression followed a temporal progression similar to the dramatic unfolding of a play, and gradations in ornamentation throughout the interior of a building resembled a succession of stage sets in a theatrical performance. Manuscript Document Signed, 1770, 1p, approx. 6-1/2 x 8-1/4. Appears to be signed by at least two others. Fine..............80-120

 

292. [CIVIL WAR] Albert Lindley Lee (1834-1907) was a lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Union general in the American Civil War. He was admitted into the bar and practiced in New York. In 1858, Lee moved to Kansas. When he arrived he became one of the founders of the Elwood Free Press. In 1859, he was elected a district judge, and when the American Civil War began Lee was serving as a justice on the Kansas Supreme Court. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lee joined the Union Army. He became a major in the 7th Kansas Cavalry, in October 1861. He was promoted to colonel of the regiment and took part in Henry W. Halleck's capture of Corinth, Mississippi. Shortly after the fall of that city, Lee commanded the 2nd Brigade in the Cavalry Division of the Army of the Mississippi and participated in the battle of Corinth. On November 29, 1862 he received a promotion to brigadier general in the Volunteer Army. He continued leading cavalry brigades in the Army of the Tennessee before he was appointed Chief-of-Staff to the XIII Corps under Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand. Lee served as chief-of-staff through much of the Vicksburg campaign, serving at the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hill and Big Black River. During the fighting at the Big Black River, Peter J. Osterhaus was wounded and Lee was chosen to take his place in command of the 9th Division, XIII Corps. Lee's first infantry command was short lived as Osterhaus was able to resume command the following day. However, the commander of the 9th Division's 1st Brigade, Theophilus T. Garrard, went on sick leave the same day and Lee assumed command his brigade just in time to lead it into action during the May 19 assault on Vicksburg. During the assault Lee was wounded in the head and turned over command of the brigade. He sat out the rest of the siege recovering from wounds until late in the summer when he returned to division command in the XIII Corps. In August 1864 he was placed in command of the Cavalry Division of the Department of the Gulf. He led the cavalry forces during Nathaniel P. Banks' Red River Campaign. In the last month of the war, he led a raid against Clinton near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and defeated a weak Confederate force there. Lee resigned from the army on May 4, 1865. After his resignation, Lee became an editor for a New Orleans newspaper. He then became a banker, and did business in New York. ALS, Rochester, Jan. 9, 1867, 1p, approx. 5x8", tipped to separate sheet. See scan below.............100-150

See letter

Portrait of Lee

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293. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs. Oldest item in this lot is 1836. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

294. [MUSIC] Josef Hofmann (1876-1957) Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer. Signed card, 1901. Excellent example.........45-65

Portrait of Hofmann

 

295. [THEATRE] Fritz Williams [1869-1930] Am. actor very popular at turn of the century. Appeared on Broadway from 1899-1930. Signed cabinet photograph dated '98. VG.......40-60

 

296. [MUSIC] Michael Gielen (b. 1927) Austrian conductor and composer. AMQS from his "Un vieux Souvener", 1983, signed [twice] and inscribed. Approx. 10-1/2 x 3-3/4". Two fold lines o/w VG.........60-80

See AMQS above

 

From the Reign of King Louis XIV

297. French Mystery Document on paper 1689 - signed, 1-page, approx. 6 x 10-1/4". VG condition............75-100

See document above

 

298. [MUSIC] Boris Goldovsky (1908-2001) Russian conductor and broadcast commentator, active in the United States. He has been called an important "popularizer" of opera in America. As an opera producer, conductor, impresario, and broadcaster he was prominent within the American operatic community between 1946 and 1985. Large Signature. Two mail fold lines..........25-35

 

299. [FRANCE] François-Auguste Parseval-Grandmaison (1759-1834) French poet. He was the eleventh occupant of the Académie française seat 1 in 1811. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1815, 1p, about 8-1/2 x 11-1/2". Minor toning/foxing in edge area...........100-150

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Portrait of Parseval-Grandmaison

 

300. [FILM] Binnie Barnes (1903-1998) English-American actress. She began her acting career in films in 1923, appearing in a short film made by Lee De Forest in his Phonofilm sound-on-film process. Her film career continued in Great Britain, most notably in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) as Katherine Howard, Henry's misfortunate fifth wife. Later her career continued in Hollywood, until 1973, when she appeared in the comedy 40 Carats, her last acting role. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

 

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During Reign of Louis XV

301. [FRANCE] MYSTERY DOCUMENT on paper 1767, 2-pages, 7-1/2 x 11-1/4". Signed. VG..........80-120

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302. [MAINE] Jim Longley, Sr. (1924-1980) American politician. He served as the 69th Governor of Maine from 1975 to 1979, and was the first Independent to hold the office. Nice lengthy TLS, 1980, 1p, 7-1/4 x 10-1/2 in. Written to the two sons of a loving father. VG..........25-35

Portrait of Longley

 

303. [FILM] Gloria Grahame (1923-1981) Academy Award-winning American film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). SIGNATURE...........30-40

 

304. THE ODD COUPLE - Tony Randall (1920-2004) & Jack Klugman (1922-2012). Signed 3x5 cards. Fine.......25-35

 

305. Stewart Edward White [1873-1946] Am. author. Sig. w/sentiment 1925.....20-30

 

306. Joe Kennedy [b. 1952] US congressman and son of Robert Kennedy. Signed 7 x 9" photo. VG.....25-35

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307. [THEATRE] Beatrice Herford (1868 -1952) American actress and vaudeville performer born in England. ALS, no date, 1p. ...............20-30

 

"Father of Modern Dermatology in France"

308. [MEDICINE] Ferdinand-Jean Darier (1856 &endash; 1938) French physician, pathologist and dermatologist called the "father of modern dermatology in France". Darier discovered several diseases, most notably Darier's disease. ALS, 1924, 3pp, 5 x 6.5". Pin holes upper corner o/w VG. Not translated..........80-120

 

309. [MUSIC] (NEIL SEDAKA) Contract signed by his wife and manager Leha Sedaka, 16pp for performance on November 18, 1992, with many notes and statements written in. Signed fully by Mrs. Sedaka 4 times and numerous initials. Very indepth contract!. VG...........50-75

 

310. Clarence Cook (1828-1900) American author and art critic. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Cook graduated from Harvard in 1849 and worked as a teacher. Between 1863 and 1869, Cook wrote a series of articles about American art for The New York Tribune. In 1869, he moved to France and was the Parisian correspondent for The New York Tribune until the onset of the Franco-Prussian War. Cook was known for his expertise in archeology and antiquities and was instrumental in the criticism of the collection of General di Cesnola. In the mid-1850s Cook began to read works by John Ruskin and associated with a group of American artists, writers, and architects who followed Ruskin's thinking. Through this group he became aware of the British Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In 1863, with Clarence King and John William Hill he helped to found the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, an American group, similar to the Pre-Raphaelites, who published a journal called The New Path. In 1869 Cook wrote A Description of the New York Central Park. In 1877, articles on home furnishings that Cook had written for Scribner's Monthly were published as a book entitled The House Beautiful. In 1879, Cook served as editor for Wilhelm Lübke's History of Art. ALS, 1879, 2pp, To Mr. Koehler, saying that Mr. Schoff of Boston had applied to Mr. Wunderlich for work. Cook gives his opinion of Schoff's work. VG...........50-75

 

311. [ART] ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) American artist. Born in London, Albert Sterner began taking drawing classes in 1875 at the Birmingham Art Institute while still attending King Edward's School. Although his family moved to America, Sterner stayed with relatives in Germany until about 1879 or 1880. Rejoining his family in Chicago, he began working for a lithography firm and also painted stage scenery for the Grand Opera House, as well as doing some illustration. In 1885 Sterner established a studio in New York and began working for magazines such as Harper^(1)s, Scribner^(1)s, Century, and Collier^(1)s . He traveled frequently to Europe and in 1888 enrolled at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he studied with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. He continued to do illustration while also studying with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1891 Sterner first exhibited at the Paris Salon and received an honorable mention. In 1918 he returned to America and began teaching at the Art Students League in New York. Among the many institutions that presented exhibitions of his work were the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Carnegie Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also won several major awards, including the Carnegie Prize at the National Academy of Design in 1941. Offered here is a delightful charcoal drawing, unsigned, approx. 14 x 10-3/4". We believe he titled this "Mystic Head." Provenance: Sterner Estate from his summer home in Massachusetts. As you may or maynot know, we purchased almost all of the works on paper remaining at the estate many years ago. This included drawings and the remains of his unsold print editions. Fine condition. 450-650

See Sterner drawing

 

Original Drawing By German Expressionist

312. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original charcoal drawing, unsigned, image approx. 5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. Comes with biographical information. This is, without doubt, by Solomon and guaranteed to be so without a time limit. Solomon won the Mowbray Prize [1944] in London; was listed in WHO'S WHO IN ART [1954 London edition]. He studied art with such famous German artist's as: Max Liebermann, Martin Brandenburg, Eugene Spiro & Willy Jaeckel [Masterclass]. Exhibitions: Berlin, Cologne, Capetown, Haifa, London [Royal Academy], U.S., and in 1958 had one-man show at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. In 1956 several of his paintings were exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. He died in the U.S. We purchased his personal papers and most of his drawings at his estate sale. His work is fairly scarce. The photos shown below in 2nd scan DO NOT accompany this etching and are not for sale........100-150

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313. Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847) American Democratic politician. Wright was appointed brigadier general of the state militia in 1827. He served in the US senate and house from New York. Wright was offered the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 1844, as a token to followers of Van Buren, who had been disappointed in his hopes for renomination, but declined instead running for the position of Governor of New York. He served as Governor from 1845 to 1846. CLIP SIGNATURE........25-35

Portrait of Wright

 

314. [TV] Leo Carrillo (1881- 1961) American actor, best remembered from the television series The Cisco Kid , on which, beginning at the age of seventy, he portrayed the sidekick Pancho, a role that he had previously played in several films. ANS, 1954, written on postcard. VG........40-60

See Carrillo above

 

315. [FILM] Signe Hasso (1915-2002) Swedish-born American actress, writer and composer. Signed, inscribed 4x5" photo. VG.........25-35

 

316. [TV] Sid Caesar (b. 1922) is an Emmy award winning American comic actor and writer best known for the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, and to younger audiences for his role as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2. Signed Life Magazine cover, 1962, crease fold..........25-35

 

317. [ART] Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. Wood was introduced to Marcel Duchamp, who in turn introduced her to her first great love, Henri-Pierre Roché, a man fourteen years her senior. She worked with Duchamp and Roché in the 1910s to create The Blind Man, a magazine that was one of the earliest manifestations of the Dada art movement in New York City. ALS, 1990, 1p, 8.5 x 11". About her biography "I Shock Myself." .............100-150

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Portrait of Wood

 

318. [AMERICANA] John Vaughan (1755-1841) Early Colonial Philadelphia wine merchant, and the secretary and librarian of the American Philosophical Society for more than 50 years. It was Vaughan who notified Lewis &emdash; via Thomas Jefferson &emdash; in late November of 1804, that he had been elected to the American Philosophical Society. The notification would not have reached Lewis, of course, until his return from the expedition. Brief ALS, Phila., 1819, 1p, 6-3/4 x 9-1/4". Receives check drawn on N. Am. Bank $2099.54, for E. I. Dupont's account. The DuPont referred to here was Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours [1771-1834], known as Irénée du Pont, or E.I. du Pont, was a French-born Huguenot chemist and industrialist who immigrated to the United States in 1799 and founded the gunpowder manufacturer, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. His descendants, the Du Pont family, were one of America's richest and most prominent families in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some loss of paper [seal area] affects signature in minor way..........75-100

See Vaugan letter

 

319. [FILM] Ellen Burstyn (b. 1932) American actress. TLS, 1975, 1p..........25-35

 

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320. [THEATRE] Fanny Davenport [1850-1898] English-born American stage actress. The daughter of Edward Loomis Davenport and Fanny Vining, she was born in London, England, but was brought to America when a child and educated in the Boston public schools. When seven years old she appeared at the Howard Athenæum in Boston, as the child of Metamora, but her real début occurred in 1862. DS, 1891, bank check. VG...........40-60

 

321. Stansfield M. Turner (b. 1923) retired Admiral and former Director of Central Intelligence. Fine content TLS, 1992, 1 full page re: joys of public service.............40-60

Portrait of Turner

 

322. [FILM & THEATRE] Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) actress. Brief Document Signed, 1961, 1p. Authorization "I HEREBY AUTHORIZE YOU TO MAKE PAYMENT (IN MY NAME) FOR MY EMPLOYMENT ON THE PLAY OF THE WEEK IN 'NO EXIT' TO MY AGENT JANE BRODER."...........40-60

 

323. [THEATRE] Carol Channing (b. 1921) American singer, actress, and comedienne. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Hello, Dolly! Signed playbill for "The Millionairess", 1963, signed on cover. Tappan Zee Playhouse. VG........25-35

 

324. [FILM] "Minta" Durfee (1889-1975) American silent film actress from Los Angeles, possibly best known for her role in Mickey (1918). She met Roscoe Arbuckle when he was attempting to get started in theater and the two married in August 1908. Durfee entered show business in local companies as a chorus girl at the age of seventeen. She was the first leading lady of Charlie Chaplin. ALS, nd, on postacrd...........50-75

See Durfee above

 

325. Joan Davis (1907-1961) American comedic actress whose career spanned vaudeville, film, radio and television. Remembered best for the 1950s television comedy I Married Joan, Davis had a successful earlier career as a B-movie actress and a leading star of 1940s radio comedy. Signed album page. One fold crease down middle [not bad]..........25-35

 

326. [FILM] Aileen Quinn (b. 1971) American actress. She is best known for having played the title role in the film Annie (1982). TLS postmarked 1983, signed "Aileen" on verso is picture as Annie......25-35

 

327. [FILM] Ben Lyon (1901-1979) American actor. TLS, 1967, 1p..............25-35

 

328. [FILM] Lita Grey (1908-1995) American actress and second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Signed 3x5 card. Fine..........25-35

 

329. [FILM] BILLIE DOVE (1903-1997) American actress. Signed, inscribed 3x5 card, accompanied by unsigned 5x7 photo of vintage date..........25-35

 

330. [FILM] Ruth Taylor (1905-1984) American actress in silent films and early talkies. ANS, 1981......25-35

 

331. [FILM] Beulah Bondi (1888-1981) American actress. ANS, 1962..........25-35

 

332. [FILM] Edmund Lowe (1890-1971) American actor. Signed & inscribed slip........25-35

 

333. [PORTRAIT] Lydia H. Sigourney (1791-1865) popular American poet during the early and mid 19th century. She was commonly known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford". Most of her works were published with just her married name Mrs. Sigourney. Original antique engraved portrait of Sigourney, image approx. 3.5 x 4.5 plus wide margins. VG...........25-35

 

334. [FILM] Bill Williams (1915-1992) American television and film actor. He is best known for his starring role in the early 1950 television show The Adventures of Kit Carson. Signature matted with vintage photo. Overall 9x13"...........40-60

 

335. [POP MUSIC] The Andrews Sisters - sheet music for "HEARTBREAKER", signed, inscribed on front which pictures all three. We believe that all of the handwriting is by Maxene Andrews [d. 1995], who signed for Patty and LsVerne. VG............50-75

 

336. Sir Alexander Beresford Hope PC (1820-1887), known as Alexander Hope until 1854 (and also known as A. J. B. Hope until 1854 and as A. J. B. Beresford Hope from 1854 onwards), was a British author and Conservative politician. Brief ALS, 1878, 1p. Tear [1" top edge] & light stain bottom............25-35

 

337. [FRANCE] Pierre-Antoine Lebrun [1785-1873] French poet. Lebrun was born in Paris. An Ode à la grande armée, mistaken at the time for the work of Écouchard Lebrun, attracted Napoleon's attention, and secured for the author a pension of 1200 francs. Lebrun's plays, once famous, are now forgotten. They are: Ulysse (1814), Marie Stuart (1820), which obtained a great success, and Le Cid d'Andalousie (1825). Lebrun visited Greece in 1820, and on his return to Paris he published in 1822 an ode on the death of Napoleon, which cost him his pension. In 1825 he was the guest of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford. The coronation of Charles X in that year inspired the verses entitled La Vallée de Champrosay, which have, perhaps, done more to secure his fame than his more ambitious attempts. In 1828 appeared his most important poem, Le Voyage en Grèce, and in the same year he was elected to the Academy. The revolution of 1830 opened up for him a public career; in 1831 he was made director of the Imprimerie Royale, and subsequently filled with distinction other public offices, becoming senator in 1853. ALS, 1831, 2-1/2pp. VG..........75-100

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338. [FRANCE] Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix de Castries (1727-1801) French marshal. He was named Secretary of State of the Navy on 13 October 1780 on the recommandation of his friend Jacques Necker. He remained in this post until 24 August 1787. In 1783, he was made a marshal of France. He reorganised the fleet and had a new naval strategy adopted by the Grand Conseil, that the navy's ships of the line should be kept at sea while a flotilla blockaded the Royal Navy and kept it in port. This strategy led to French naval successes in the American War of Independence. He fought with distinction in the Seven Years' War and all Louis XV's campaigns. "Mestre de camp" of the régiment du Roi-Cavalerie from 26 March 1744, he was maréchal de camp and commandant général of the cavalry from 1748. In 1756, he commanded the expeditionary force sent to St Lucia, and the Carenage quarter of the island was renamed Castries after him. He next distinguished himself in the Battle of Rossbach (5 November 1757), in which he was wounded twice. Becoming lieutenant général (on 28 December 1758), he became maître de camp général of the cavalry on 16 April 1759. At the Battle of Clostercamp (16 October 1760), through his sang-froid he saved a situation when all seemed lost. Offered here is a Letter Signed, VERSAILLES, 1784, 2-pages, 8 x 12-1/4". A hungry rodent has feasted on this letter way bake when causing loss to some of the text. See below before bidding. Not translated............100-150

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339. Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954) daughter of William Jennings Bryan and mother of Helen Rudd Brown. A Democrat, in 1929 she became Florida's (and the South's) first woman representative in the United States Congress. ANS, 1935.............25-35

 

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340. [ENGLAND] Vice Admiral Sir John Chambers White, KCB (c. 1770 -1845) prominent British Royal Navy officer of the early nineteenth century, who participated in a number of engagements during the Napoleonic Wars. He achieved most of his fame in the late 1790s as the commander of HMS Sylph , a small brig operating in Northern European waters. White was able to capture a number of equivalent French, Spanish and Dutch vessels and on one occasion was instrumental in the destruction of a much larger French frigate by a British squadron. In 1798 he was with the squadron that discovered the French invasion attempt on Ireland and acted as a messenger in the campaign to destroy the invasion force that ended at the Battle of Tory Island. He was later flag captain for Sir John Borlase Warren and participated at the Action of 13 March 1806 and the destruction of the Regulus in 1814. After the war, White largely retired, but retained several shore appointments and rose to the rank of vice-admiral. White was born in approximately 1770, the son of wealthy New York City merchant Henry White and his wife Eve Van Cortlandt. Henry White was a member of the New York City Council and President of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1772-73. The Whites were ardent Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War, and in 1783 the family was forced to abandon their home in New York and move to London. John White joined the Royal Navy soon afterwards. In 1790 he was promoted to lieutenant and served in the French Revolutionary Wars, becoming commander of the brig HMS Sylph in 1795. His first wife had died in 1809 and he was survived by his second, Charlotte Elizabeth and their son Henry Dalrymple White. OFFERED HERE is his Last Will and Testament, signed and written by White, dated 30 May 1844, 2 pgares, folio [8 x 12-1/2". Signed twice by John Chambers White, on signature beside red wax seal. Accompanied by his Last Will and Testament, written in another hand, dated 30 April 1845, 6-1/4 pages. Also included is a manuscript document [unsigned] having to do with the marriage of his son Col. Henry Dalrymple White, dated 1863, 6-pages folio. All 3 are in superb condition...........150-200

 

341. [MILITARY] Richard B. Myers [b. 1942] retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chairman, Myers was the United States military's highest ranking uniformed officer. Signed 8.5 x 12" color photograph as Chairman JCS, with caligraphy inscription. One bumped corner - not bad. VG..........30-40

 

342. [JEAN-ANTOINE-AIME GIRON] [1838-1912] Fr. poet and author. Unsigned autograph manuscript, 4 small pages containing many lines written in his tiny handwriting, Not translated. Accompanied by a 1865 section on the newspaper Figaro........50-75

 

343. [ART - JFK] Aaron Shikler (b. 1922) American artist noted for portraits of American statesmen and celebrities. He is noted for his posthumous character study of John F. Kennedy, Oil Portrait of [ENGLAND] Papers from the Estate of Henry Vevers - approx. 118 letters and documents, c. 1905, many by lawyers. Unchecked. VG...........75-100 John F. Kennedy, which serves as Kennedy's official White House portrait. He also painted the official White House portraits of first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan, and portraits of the Kennedy children. Offered here is a signed and inscribed color reproduction of his famous Kennedy portrait, 9-1/2 x 14". Slightly "used" condition showing fairly minor signs of handling. The scan below is of the famous painting - not of this actual reproduction..........50-75

Portrait of Kennedy

 

344. [GERMANY] Friedrich Christoph Schlosser (1776-1861) German historian. He was born at Jever in East Friesland. He studied theology, mainly at Göttingen , and then worked as a private tutor. Turning to the study of history, he carried with him the tendency to construct his syntheses upon the scanty basis of 18th century generalizations; in spite of the growing scientific school he became and remained for a quarter of a century the most popular German historian. In 1807, inspired by his study of Dante, he published his first work Abélard und Dulcin, a defence of scholasticism and medieval thought. Two years later biographical studies of Theodore Beza and Peter Martyr Vermili (Leben des Theodor de Bela und des Peter Martyr Vermili, Heidelberg, 1809) revealed more genuine scholarship. In 1812 appeared his History of the Iconoclastic Emperors of the East (Geschichte der bilderstürmenden Kaiser des oströmischen Reichs), in which he contradicted some points in Edward Gibbon 's work, and sought to avoid painting the past in present-day colours. His own strong predispositions prevented him from accomplishing this, however, and the history remains open to grave scientific criticism. It won him the favour of Archbishop Karl Theodor Dalberg, and secured him a professorship in the Frankfurt Lyceum. He left Frankfurt in 1819 to become professor of history at Heidelberg, where he resided until his death. In 1815 appeared the first volume of his World History (Weltgeschichte in zusammenhängender Erzählung ). This work, though never completed, was extended through many volumes, bespeaking an inexhaustible energy and a vast erudition. But it lacks both accuracy of fact and charm of style, and is to-day deservedly quite forgotten. On the other hand a translation of the pedagogical handbook of Vincent of Beauvais and the accompanying monograph are still of value. The next noteworthy work was a history of antiquity and its culture (Universalhistorische Übersicht der Geschichte der alten Welt und ihrer Kultur, 1st part, 1826; 2nd part, 1834), which, while revealing little knowledge of the new criticism of sources inaugurated by F.A. Wolf and B.G. Niebuhr, won its way by its unique handling of the subject and its grand style. In 1823 he published in two volumes a Geschichte des 18ten Jahrhunderts; then, enlarged and improved, this work appeared in six volumes as Geschichte des 18ten Jahrhunderts und des 19ten bis zum Sturz des französischen Kaiserreichs (1836-1848). The history had a most extraordinary success, especially among the common people, owing, not to its scientific qualities, but to the fact that the author boldly and sternly sat in judgment upon men and events, and in his judgments voiced the feelings of the German nation in his day. For this very reason it is no longer read. It has been translated into English by D Davison (8 vols, 1843-1852). Finally, Schlosser undertook a popular World History for the German People (Weltgeschichte für das deutsche Volk, 1844-1857), which also enjoyed the favour of those for whom it was written. Schlosser stands apart from the movement towards scientific history in Germany in the 19th century. Refusing to limit himself to political history, as did Leopold von Ranke , he never learned to handle his literary sources with the care of the scientific historian. History was to him, as it had been to Cicero, a school for morals; but he had perhaps a juster conception than Ranke of the breadth and scope of the historian's field. Autograph Letter Signed, Heidelberg, Feb. 13, 1856, 1p, 4to. Not translated.......75-100

 

345. [CARTOONS] THE SMURFS circa 1980 hand-painted animation Cel of a Smurf laughing. Presented Along with the Matching Animation Pencil Drawing of this. Two pieces. Image Size 4-3/8 Inches high. Both VG....... 40-60

 

346. [HARVARD MEDICAL] EDWARD S. DUNSTER [b. 1834] American physician. He is a lineal descendant of Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard, was graduated from that institution in 1856, and from the New York College of physicians and surgeons in 1859, beginning practice in that City in 1860. He entered the army as assistant surgeon in June 1861, and served in West Virginia and in the peninsular campaign, acting as medical inspector and medical director of hospitals. After being ordered to Philadelphia, Washington, and West Point, he resigned on 1 February 1866 and resumed the practice of his profession in New York, making a specialty of obstetrics and the diseases of women and children. He was editor of the "New York Medical Journal " in 1866'72 Resident physician in charge of hospitals on Randall's Island in 1869'73, and professor of obstetrics and the diseases of women and children in the University of Vermont in 1868'71. He subsequently held the same chair in Long Island medical College in the medical department of Dartmouth College, and since 1873 in the University of Michigan. Among his contributions to professional literature are papers on "Relations of the Medical Profession to Modern Education"; "Logic of Medicine " ; "Notes on Double Monsters "; " History of Anaesthesia"; " The Comparative Mortality in Armies from Wounds and Disease "; and " History of Spontaneous Generation." Original 1858 oval photograph signed with his birth date/Dover, NH. Signed below mounted photo. This is his 1858 Harvard graduate photo. VG.........50-75

 

347. [NY] JOHN YOUNG [1802-1852] CONGRESSMAN & GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK [1847-48] DS, 1847. Appoints William S. Hascall of Waukeshee, Wisc. a commission for the state of Wisc. 15 x 10-1/2. The main fault is damp stain which does affect signature although the signature is strong. Misc. edge chips affects nothing......................40-60

 

348. [CARDINAL] Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889-1967) American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the sixth Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, having previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston (1932-39). He was named a cardinal in 1946. Signed print that has postage stamp affixed. Also signed by James Francis Aloysius McIntyre (1886-1979) American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1948 to 1970, and was created a cardinal in 1953. Print size approx. 8 x 10"...........100-150

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349. [CARDINAL] Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889-1967) American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the sixth Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, having previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston (1932-39). He was named a cardinal in 1946. Signed print that has postage stamp affixed. Also signed by James Francis Aloysius McIntyre (1886-1979) American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1948 to 1970, and was created a cardinal in 1953. Print size approx. 8 x 10"...........100-150

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350. H.G. (Helena Rubinstein. 1870-1965) Polish cosmetics industrialist, founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women. ALS on postcard from Germany to her secretary. She has signed "H.G." for Helena Gourielli, which she often used for friends and business personnel. VG. Postmark difficult to read but possibly June 22, 1959.............100-150

 

351. [OPERA] Sherrill Milnes [b. 1935] Am. baritone. ISP, 8x10.......20-30

 

352. [THEATRE] Eileen Heckart (1919-2001) American actress of stage, screen, and television. SHE WON 1972 ACADEMY AWARD FOR "Butterflies Are Free." Signed [on cover] platbill program for the play "Eleanor Roosevelt" at the Studebaker Theatre, 1976...........25-35

 

353. Ella Wheeler Wilcox [1850-1919]. American journalist and poet, b. Johnstown Center, Wis. For many years wrote a daily poem for a syndicate of newspapers; published over twenty volumes of verse, including Drops of Water (1872), Poems of Passion (1883), Poems of Pleasure (1888), Poems of Sentiment (1906), Pastels (1909), Gems (1912), Cameos (1914); also wrote fiction, essays, and works on spiritualism. ALS, 1894, 2pp.............60-80

 

354. [ART] ANNI ALBERS (1899-1994) Textile Artist considered the foremost textile artist of the twentieth century. Born in Berlin she studied weaving and taught at the Bauhaus until it was closed in 1933, and afterwards immigrated to the United States where she continued to make innovative textiles and prints From the time she was a young student at the, she created wall hangings that stand on their own as abstract works of art, comparable in their boldness and modernism to some of the bravest paintings of the epoch. In her upholstery, drapery fabrics, and other functional materials, She married the great painter Josef Albers. TLS dtd 2/10/83.........50-75

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355. [NOBEL] RICHARD E. TAYLOR (b.1929) American Physicist. Awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome I. Friedman and Henry W. Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." SIGNED 4x5 photograph..............40-60

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356. [ART] Jean Auguste Dubouloz [1800-1870] French painter. ALS, Paris, 1837, 1p. 4-3/4 x 7 in. VG..........50-75

 

ORIGINAL ETCHING

357. [ART] William Unger [1837-1932] this artist is important not only as an etcher but as an influential scholar and teacher. Serving as professor of graphic arts at the Vienna Academy he taught etching techniques to many of the finest Austrian, German and French artists of the early twentieth century. He was also a founder of Zeitschrift fur Bildendekunst (1866), an important journal which promoted etching, engraving and lithography. Unger's autobiography, Aus meinen leben, was published in Vienna in 1928. Unger began his formal art studies in 1854 as a student of Joseph Keller, in Dusseldorf. He then finished his studies at the Academy in Leipzig. During his successful career as an etcher Unger received numerous awards including medals from expositions in Paris (1878), Vienna (1888) and Berlin (1891). Unger became most famous for his etchings after the paintings of both old masters and contemporary artists, and these reproductive works occupied most of his career. Original etchings -- that is, those both designed and etched by him -- were limited to only a small number. Offered here is an original etching, done after a painting by P. Molyn, showing people, horses by village house, plate signed, image 5-1/4 x 7-1/8 plus clean margins. Penciled title on verso "Travellers Before An Inn." VG. .........150-200

 

358. [PORTRAIT] Charles Francois Daubigny (1817-1878) French painter of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism. Antique original wood-engraved portrait by T. Johnson. Approx. 6-3/4 x 4-7/8" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

See Daubigny portrait

 

359. [PORTRAIT] John Marshall (1755-1835) Chief Justice of Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835). Antique original wood-engraved portrait by T. Johnson. Approx. 5-1/2 x 4" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

See Marshall portrait

 

360. [PORTRAIT] Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909) French actor, "one of the greatest theatrical figures of the age." Antique original wood-engraved portrait by R.G. Tietze. Approx. 7 x 5" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

See Coquelin portrait

 

361. [PORTRAIT] Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Antique original wood-engraved portrait by T. Johnson. Approx. 6 x 5-1/4" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

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Early Noted Engraver

362. [ART] George Cooke [1781-1834] Well-known English engraver; he was the father of Edward William Cooke [1811-1880], the noted painter. ALS, 1825, 1p, 4-3/8 x 7-1/4 in. In part "....The Plate will be ready in one month - will that do?..." VG............60-80

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363. Margaret Deland (1857-1945) American author. TLS, Cambridge, Mass., 1933, 1p. To Kenneth Whittemore who apparetly was also a writer. VG...........35-45

 

"First Fitness Superhero"

364. "Jack" LaLanne (1914 - 2011) American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero. Signed, inscribed 7x7 photo. VG...........25-35

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365. [PORTRAIT] Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st (1792- 1871) English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer/inventor. Antique original wood-engraved portrait by T. Johnson. Approx. 6-1/2 x 5-1/4" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

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366. FRANCE] PIERRE DESCAVES - believe he was the French radio critic. Four [4] pages of notes [unsigned] in the hand of Descaves referring to Jean Cocteau. PLUS 3 ephemeral pieces related to Cocteau: 1930 1p. printed page by Cocteau on Opium; small theatre program picturing him; 2-page flyer about him.................50-75

 

367. Mystery Partly-Printed Document dated 1777 - appears to be of Italian orgin. Signed. 1p on paper, about 14 x 9-3/4". Excellent condition...........100-150

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368. Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party. Riefenstahl's prominence in the Third Reich along with her personal friendship with Adolf Hitler thwarted her film career following Germany's defeat in World War II, after which she was arrested but released without any charges. Triumph of the Will gave Riefenstahl instant and lasting international fame, as well as infamy. Although she directed only eight films, just two of which received significant coverage outside of Germany, Riefenstahl was widely known all her life. The propaganda value of her films made during the 1930s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding. The Economist wrote that Triumph of the Will "sealed her reputation as the greatest female filmmaker of the 20th century". Signed portrait picture removed from some publication. Approx. 10 x 12-3/4". VG.......100-150

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369. Marie-Louise Becomes a Regent - offered here is Bulletin Des Lois No. 530, signed in type by Napoleon and Marie-Louise, 8pp, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. Empress Marie Louise of France [1791-1847] was the second wife of Napoleon I. On 20 March 1811, Marie Louise (as she was known in France) gave birth to a son, Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, styled King of Rome and later Duke of Reichstadt. Marie Louise acted as Regent of France from April to December 1812 during the Russian campaign and again from April 1813 to January 1814 during her husband's absence in the German campaign. After Napoléon was forced to abdicate his throne in April 1814, he was exiled to the island of Elba. Marie Louise returned to Austria, never to see her husband again. VG............50-75

 

30 British Clip Signatures

370. BRITISH POLITICIANS 1800's - 30 Clipped Signatures of British Politicians in Victorian England - mounted on both sides of 11 x 10-1/2" page. Some identified are: Edward Arthur Colebrooke, lst Baron Colebrooke (1861-1939) known as Sir Edward Colebrooke, 5th Baronet, from 1890 to 1906, was a British Liberal politician and courtier. Alexander Whitelaw (1823-1879) He was connected by marriage to the Baird family, which founded the iron smelting firm of William Baird & Co at Gartsherrie in Coatbridge, and became a managing partner in the firm. He was a philanthropist, using some of his wealth to endow churches and schools, including Gartsherrie Academy. Whitelaw was a Conservative and represented Glasgow as an MP from 1874 until his death in 1879. Thomas Knowles, MP from Wigan, Colonel Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet (1833-1915) British industrialist and politician. Seely was Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham from 1869 to 1874 and 1880 to 1885, and for Nottingham West from 1885 to 1886, and Liberal Unionist MP for Noningham West from 1892 to 1895. He was an industrialist (coal) and major landowner in the Isle of Wright and in Nottingham shire. He was also a noted philanthropist. In October 1895 he was presented with the honorary Freedom of the City of Nottingham, for "Eminent services and noble generosity towards the philanthropic institutions of the City." He was made a baronet on 19 February 1896. William F. Mainland, MP, Sir Spencer Walpole (1830-1907) English historian and civil servant. He came of the younger branch of the family of the famous Whig prime minister, Robert Walpole, being descended from his brother, the 1st Lord Walpole of Wolterton. He was the son of the latter's great grandson, the Right Hon Spencer Horatio Walpole (1807- 1898), three times home secretary under Edward Smith Stanley - 14th Earl of Derby, and through his mother was grandson of Spencer Perceval, the Tory prime minister who was murdered in the House of Commons. Spencer Walpole was educated at Eton, and from 1858 to 1867 was a clerk in the War Office, then becoming an inspector of fisheries. In 1882 he was made lieutenant-governor of the Isle of Man, and from 1893 to 1899 he was secretary to the Post Office. In 1898 he was knighted. Although well known as a most efficient public servant, and in private life as a well-liked man, Walpole is chiefly remembered as an historian. John Brady MP plus many others..............80-120

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371. [FRANCE] Edouard Le Roy (1870-1954) French philosopher and mathematician. In 1919, Le Roy was also elected member of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques. Le Roy especially interested himself to the relations between science and morality. Along with Henri Poincaré and Pierre Duhem, he supported a conventionalist thesis on the foundation of mathematics. Although a fervent Catholic, he extended this conventionalist theory to revealed truths, which did not, according to him, withdraw any of their strength. He rejected in the domain of religion dogmas, abstract reasonings and speculative theology in favour of instinctive faith, heart and sentiment. He was one of those close to Bergson who encouraged him to turn to the study of mysticism, explored in his later works. His conventionalism led his works, charged of modernism, to be placed on the Index by the Holy See. ALS, 1899, 1-1/2pp, approx. 4-1/4 x 6-1/2". Fine. He talks about an article on Les Series Divergeantes. Fine............50-75

 

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372. [FRANCE} French Document 1607 on vellum, signed, written on both sides, approx. 9-1/4 x 13-3/4". Concerns Noble families. VG...........100-150

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373. Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) He served as Governor of New York (1907-1910), United States Secretary of State (1921-1925), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910-1916) and Chief Justice of the United States (1930-1941). He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing to Woodrow Wilson. His signature on verso of Diplomat calling card as Delegate of the USA Int. Conference of American States on Concitation and Arbitration. 3.5 x 2". VG...........50-75

 

374. [CABINET] John Bell (1796-1869) American politician, attorney, and plantation owner. One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians, he served in the House of Representatives from 1827 to 1841, and in the Senate from 1847 to 1859. He was Speaker of the House for the 23rd Congress (1834-1835), and briefly served as Secretary of War during the administration of William Henry Harrison (1841). In 1860, he ran for president as the candidate for the Constitutional Union Party, a third party which took a neutral stance on the issue of slavery. Closely cropped signature but in very good condition............25-35

 

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375. [FRANCE] Gaston Deschamps [1861-1931] French Middle East archeologist, writer & newspaper man. ALS, not dated, written on 4.5 x 3.5" card. VG..........75-100

 

376. [FILM] Ron Randell (1918-2005) Australian-born American film and stage actor. Arguably his best performance was in King of Kings, as the Roman centurion Lucius, who defends Christ at his trial as a sort of impromptu legal counsel, and presumably becomes converted to Christianity after the Crucifixion. Great TLS, 1949, 2pp, all about acting, mentions several films. VG............40-60

 

377. [ART] Sir Geo. Harvey (1806-1876), Scottish painter, the son of a watchmaker, was born at St Ninians, near Stirling. Soon after his birth his parents removed to Stirling, where George was apprenticed to a bookseller. His love for art having, however, become very decided, in his eighteenth year he entered the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh . Here he so distinguished himself that in 1826 he was invited by the Scottish artists, who had resolved to found a Scottish academy, to join it as an associate (see Royal Scottish Academy). Harvey's first picture, "A Village School," was exhibited in 1826 at the Edinburgh Institution ; and from the time of the opening of the Academy in the following year he continued annually to exhibit. His best-known pictures are those depicting historical episodes in religious history from a puritan or evangelical point of view, such as "Covenanters' Preaching," "Covenanters' Communion," "John Bunyan and his Blind Daughter," "Sabbath Evening," and the "Quitting of the Manse." In 1829 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy; in 1864 he succeeded Sir JW Gordon as president; and he was knighted in 1867. Sir George Harvey was the author of a paper on the "Colour of the Atmosphere," read before the Edinburgh Royal Society, and afterwards published with illustrations in Good Words; and in 1870 he published a small volume entitled Notes of the Early History of the Royal Scottish Academy. Selections from the Works of Sir George Harvey, PRSA, described by the Rev. AL Simpson, FSA Scot., and photographed by Thomas Annan, appeared at Edinburgh in 1869. Offered here is an exceptional ALS, 25 March 1846, 13 pages. At the conclusion of this letter Harvey makes a drawing of a dog holding something in his mouth [perhaps this letter?] walking beside water with its reflection. Written to a young man, apparently someone he has not yet met, giving his advice about becoming an artist; the life of an artist; what one should know before embarking on such a career. A superb content letter.............200-300

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378. [COLONIAL] George Gray (1725-1800) served as a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly and as its Speaker in 1783. Gray was a large landowner and the owner and operator of Gray's Ferry across the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia. While Speaker of the Assembly, Gray served, ex officio, as a trustee of the University of the State of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pennsylvania). He was the author of "Treason Resolution", ordering paper currency, for which he was turned out of the Quaker Meeting. He was on the Committee of Safety when appointed chairman of the Board of War. Gray was a signatory to ratification of the first United States Constitution by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1787. Clip Signature as Speaker. VG........40-60

 

379. FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste du Chilleau (1735-1824) French prelate and theologian. He became chancellor to Marie Leczinska, and some time later to Marie Antoinette, and in 1781 was appointed bishop of Chalons-sur-Saone. At the time of the revolution he opposed, very strongly, the religious reforms instituted by the constitutional assembly, and left France. He protested, in 1803, with fifty-eight other bishops, against the concordat of 1801. On returning to France, in 1814, he gave in his resignation as bishop; but was appointed, in 1819, archbishop of Tours, and peer of France in 1822. Superb manuscript document signed, do not see date, 1p, 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". About the famous Abbe D'Anstrude........100-150

 

380. [FRANCE] Georges-Charles Clove (1817-1889) French sailor who became vice-admiral in 1874. He was Marine Minister in the Ferry Cabinet 1880-1881. ALS, Paris, no yr., 3-pages, to Admiral Mouchez. VG..........75-100

 

381. [RELIGION] Mystery Document Signed. Approx. 12 x 8" on paper. Appears to be from Italy or Spain of religious content. See scan below. Certainly worthy of research..........100-150

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382. [ACTORS] Signed photos: Bob Crosby [1913-1993] 4x5. Natalie Schafer [1900-1991] 3.5 x 4.5. Loni Anderson [b. 1945] 5x7. Patricia Neal [1926-2010) 3.5 x 7. All are inscribed except Loni Anderson..........75-100

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383. [TV] The Dick Van Dyke Show: Morey Amsterdam [1908-1996] signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. Together with his co-star Rose Marie [b. 1923] signed, inscribed 8x10 photo.........40-60

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384. [MARINE NAVIGATION] Group of 5 stock certificates: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. 1950; International Mercantile Marine Co. 1938; two United States Lines Co. 1930 & 1948; and The Pioneer Steamship Co. 1913. All VG...........40-60

 

385. [MIXED LOT] various autographs: [1] William E. Leuchtenburg - a leading scholar of the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history, including the Bancroft Prize-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 (1963). Signed 1p. typescript from THE PERILS OF PROSPERITY, 1914-32. [2] PRINTED GO.V DOC. re: railroad company through Walker River Reservation in Nevada, signed in type Chester A. Arthur, 1883, 7pp. [3] [NEW HAMPSHIRE] a 1823 document, 7.5 x 12 in. Concerns the Great Falls Manufacturing Co. in Somersworth, New Hampshire. An account for work/services by Andrew Rollins. Excellent condition. From the papers of Andrew Rollins, noted figure from Somersworth, NH. [4] Robert F. Kennedy - signed Attorney General card [believed an autopen signature]. Fine condition. [5] Simeon Baldwin Chittenden (1814-1889) US Representative from New York. CLIP SIGNATURE. [6] Henry A. Uterhart [1875-1946] American lawyer involved in many high profile cases. Signed bank check, 1918. [7] Poultney Bigelow [1855-1954] journalist & author. ANS, 1927. [8] William P. Frye (1830-1911) Free Frank signature on envelope. [9] The Limerick National Bank [Maine] eight bank checks dated 1923. [10] Josiah William Bailey (1873-1946) Democratic U.S. senator from North Carolina between 1931 and 1946. Signed 1925 bank check............80-120

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386. [ART] Childe Hassam (1859-1935) American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was an influential American artist of the early 20th century. Offered here is an original lithograph, plate signed, 10 x 8 in. plus margins. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents. This project was done in 1918. Do do not know the title of this print. This is in very good condition. Extraodinarily rare......300-400

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During Reign of Francis I

387. [FRANCE] large French Mystery Document 1543 on vellum, signed with very ornate signature, 1p., approx. 12-3/4 x 18-3/4". Identified as being from Languedoc region, speaks of Andemare & Heyrollet. Middle left edge shows oval blue Order of Malta mark. Toned and tattered along right edge with some loss of vellum affecting small amount of text............100-150

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388. [FRANCE] Henri Camille, chevalier de Beringhen (1693-1770), a member of an aristocratic family originally from the duchy of Cleves who from the time of Henri IV served in various capacities in the armies and royal households of France. His portrait was painted by Oudry. Henri Camille was Jean-Baptiste Oudry's most influential backer at court. Through his good offices Oudry was introduced to the young Louis XV; he can thus be credited with launching the artist's career as official painter to the royal hunts. Offered here Letter Signed, 1750, 1-page, approx. 8 x 11-1/2". VG........100-150

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The Adolf Beck Case

389. Adolf Beck [1841-1909] born in Norway and educated as a chemist. However, he went to sea soon afterwards and moved to England in 1865, working as a clerk to a shipping broker. In 1868, he moved to South America, where he made a living for a while as a public singer, then became a shipbroker and also engaged in buying and selling houses. He soon amassed a considerable amount of savings, at one time earning £8,000 as commission for a sale of a Spanish concession in the Galapagos Islands, finally returning to England in 1885, where he engaged in various financial schemes. He invested part of his savings in a copper mine in Norway. Unfortunately the mine did not turn a profit, despite his efforts to make it, pouring in more and more money until he had to put the mine to sale; however, there were no takers and he was reduced to near-poverty. Beck was in debt to his hotel in Covent Garden , had borrowed money from his secretary, and was chronically short of money. In spite of his ingratiating nature, his moneymaking schemes had left acrimony and unhappy creditors. Nevertheless, he tried to keep up appearances by dressing in a frock coat and top hat whenever he went out, even though he would eventually wear them out to the point that they became threadbare. The Adolf Beck case was a notorious incidence of wrongful conviction by mistaken identity, brought about by unreliable methods of identification, erroneous (though probably sincere) eyewitness testimony, and a rush to convict the accused. As one of the most famous causes célèbres of its time, the case led to the creation of the English Court of Criminal Appeal in 1907. The story of this case is most interesting but too lengthy to describe here. Printed account will accompany the signed postcard photo of Adolf Beck offered here. The signature on the front is facsimile but the signature on the back side is authentic.........75-100

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Back side

 

390. [FILM] Tim McCoy [1891-1978] American actor, military officer, and expert on American Indian life and customs. Signed printed picture showing scenes from his movies. Signed in the middle and dated 1977. Signed in dark area so contrast is not good.........50-75

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391. [THEATRE] Eddie Leonard (1870 - 1941) vaudevillian considered the greatest American minstrel of his day, at a time when minstrel shows were still acceptable as entertainment. He performed in vaudeville for 45 years before that medium faded in the 1920s, and was known for such songs as "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" and "Roly Boly Eyes". He published his memoirs&emdash;titled What a Life I'm Telling You -- in 1934. Signed & inscribed 11 x 9.5". Size is slightly larger but there are faults along edges which are not pictured below in scan. You are bidding on the part showing below not the edge problems..........60-80

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392. [THOMAS JEFFERSON] Ellen Randolph Coolidge [1796-1876] favorite granddaughter of President Thomas Jefferson. In his writings Jefferson made many references to Ellen. ALS, no date, 2pp. First page is trimmed at top but not affecting text........50-75

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393. [CARDINAL] Luigi Vannicelli (b. 1801) born in Amelia, he was a Cardinal 1847-1877. Letter Signed, 1830, 1p, 8.5 x 10.5. Thanks the author for his work on Galilio. Slightly tattered along right edge............50-75

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394. [ART] Louis-François Raban [1795-1870] French engraver and writer. At age 19 Raban enlisted in the artillerymen, in 1814 and participated, with the polytechnic School, in the defence of Paris. He was an avid admirer of the Emperor Napoleon and wrote a book about him under the pseudonym, the Comte de Barins. He was a member of the Secret Society of Les Saisons [very important in the 1839 Revolution]. He was arrested in the act of making bullets for the revolutionaries. Despite being an exceedingly prolific writer not only of biographical dictionaries but also 'bodice-rippers', and (as we have seen) that he tried to profit from contemporary politics to enhance his sales, he never managed to emerge from extreme poverty and died supported by his daughter at the fall of the Second Empire in 1870. "The issue of the powder plot of the Rue de Poursine was the condemnation of twenty-four individuals to various sentences of fine and imprisonment, from 300 to 3000 francs, and from four months to two years. Among the rest, Blanqui, Beaufotir, and Robier, figured as the highest mulcts, the longest terms, and each two years of surveillance at the expiration of their punishment. In November 1838, another manufactory of cartridges was discovered, and Raban, an en graver in the Palais Royal, the principal, condemned to two years in prison, two of his associates to eighteen and three months. A very large quantity of ammunition was also seized ; and every thing went to prove that the formation of secret societies to overturn the government had not ceased for an instant...." Two ALS letters, both 1829, written to Cassin. One is a lengthy 2-page letter [age toned paper], and the other one-page. Certainly worthy of further research!............100-150

 

395. [FRANCE] about 31 long pages written out by Marquis de Falletans, his trial against House of Garnier from Dole (probably the family of Garnier the architect of Paris Opera). Early 1800s. VG..........100-150

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396. [BRITAIN] Anthony Perrinott Lysberg Barber, Baron Barber (1920- 2005) British Conservative politician who served as a member of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Barber was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by Edward Heath in 1970 after the early death of Iain Macleod, serving in that capacity until 1974. He became Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank after retiring from front-line politics in 1974, and served from 1974 to 1987. SIGNED 6 x 8 PHOTO............25-35

 

Founding Director of the Radiation Laboratory at MIT

397. [SCIENCE] Lee (Alvin DuBridge) (1901-1994) American educator and physicist. He became the founding director of the Radiation Laboratory at MIT in 1940, and served until 1945. He also served as president of the California Institute of Technology between 1946 and 1969, and was the first presidential Science Advisor of two administrations: under President Harry S. Truman from 1953 to 1955, and under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1970. DuBridge developed the first vacuum tube. TLS, signed "Lee", 1965, 1p, as Pres. of Calif. Institute of Technology. To Dr. Franklyn A, Johnson, about Johnson's resignation........75-100

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398. [ENGLAND] Charles Townshend, Second Viscount, (born 1674, died 1738) a statesman. document signed, JUNE 17, 1710, APPROX. 9 X 3-1/2 in. Payment order for 1,000 pounds. Fine condition. Charles Townshend, Second Viscount, (born 1674, died 1738) a statesman of unsulliintegrity, was the eldest son of Horatio, the first Viscount. He succeeded to the Peerage in December 1687, being educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. When he took his seat in the House of Lords his sympathies leant to Toryism, but this predilection soon faded away, and in February 1701 it was rumoured among the courtiers that he would hold office of Privy Soal in the Whig Ministry which William the Third had in view. For some years after the accession of Queen Anne he remained without office, but on September 29th 1707 he was created Yeomen of the Guard, and in the same year he was summoned to the Privy Council, a distinction renewed by the queen's two successors to the throne. The command og the Yeomen remained in his hands until June 13th 1711, but its responsibilities did not prevent him from acting as joint plent- potentiary with the Duke of Marlborough in the peace negotiations with France which were carried on at Gertruydenburg, near Breda, o from serving as ambassador extraordinary at the Hague Congress (May 2, 1709 to March 26, 1711). Townshend was in high favour of George the First and on that king's arrival at the Hague in September 1714 he published the appointment of Charles as Secretary of State for the Southern Department, entrusting to his new minister the privilege of nominating his own colleague: Horace Walpole (??? Robert Walpole ), his brother-in-law and private secretary recommended Stanhope for the vacant post, and Stanhope was duly appointed. Townshend did not neglect to avail himself of the advantages afforded by his attendance on the king, and before he arrival of George the First in England he had obtained complete ascendency both over his mind and the dispositions of the advisors by whom his line of conduct was usually determined. The policy of the new ministers, both at home and abroad, lay in the promotion of peace. With this object they endeavoured to limit the charges against their predecessor Harley, Lord Oxford, to high crimes and misdemeanours. To gain this and they brought about, in 1716, an alliance between those ancient rivals in arms, France and England. In spite of their success their influence was gradually undermined by the intrigues of Lord Sunderland and by the discontent of the Hanoverian favourites, who deemed the pensions and the places which they had gained as insufficient reward for their exertions. In October, 1716 Stanhope accompanied the King on a journey to Hanover, and during this visit was seduced from his allegiance to his colleague by the wily Sunderland, who had ingratiated himself into royal favour. George the First was induced into believing that Townshend and Walpole were caballing with the prince of Wales, and were forming designs against the royal authority. Townshend was dismissed in December 1716 from his place of Secretary of State, and was afforded in lieu thereof the splendid banishment of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a gilded sinecure which he at first contemptuously declined, but finally condescended ultimately to accept on condition that he was not required to set foot on Irish soil. His latent spirit of hostility to this arrangement quickly developed into open antagonism, and in March 1717 he was dismissed from this position. At the close of May 1720, a partial reconciliation took place between the opposing Whig sections of Stanhope and Townshend. The Latter was readmitted into the Ministry as Lord President of the Council on 11th June 1720, and his devoted colleague, Sir Robert Walpole, became Paymaster General. When the South Sea Bubble burst, the fortunes of the Ministry shared in the misfortunes of the scheme which they had promoted. Stanhope, in a paroxysm of passion during a heated debate broke a blood vessel, and Sunderland, although acquitted of the charge of personal corruption, was forced to retire into private life. The withdrawal of these statesmen assigned to their rivals the chief positions in the state. Townshend became Secretary of State on the 10th February 1721, and Walpole gained the position of First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. The death of George the First threatened a change of advisors, but the dismay of the new king's favourite, Spencer Compton, at being called upon to draw up the royal speech led to the old ministers of the Crown being retained in their places. What the attack on the opposition could not affect, the internal strife of the administration accomplished. Townshend was of a proud, impetuous nature, born more accustomed to rule than obey. His family had for many generations stood higher in the social life of Norfolk than Walpole's progenitors, and when he himself attained the distinction in politics his position as a member of the Upper House was greater than that enjoyed by his friend in the Commons.As the power of the Lower House increased, and as Walpole became more and more the object of attacks by the Tories, the pre-eminence of Townshend passed from him. So long, to use the witty remark of Sir Robert Walpole, as the firm of Townshend and Walpole was such, things went well with them, [Lady Dorothy Walpole 1686-1726] but when the positions were reversed jealousies arose between the partners. The growing alienation was hastened by the death in 1725 of the Secretary's wife, Walpole's sister. At the close of 1729 Townshend endeavoured to obtain the appointment of his old and attached friend, Lord Chesterfield, as his fellow secretary of state, and the failure of the attempt brought about a fierce scene between himself and Walpole. They broke into passionate words, seized one another by the coat collars, and would have come to blows had their friends not intervened. After the outbreak of passion further co-operation was impossible and Townshend had the good sense to recognise the position. He retired tp private life on 15th May 1730. The Chief domestic events of Townshend's ministry were the impeachment of Bishop Atterbury; the partial restoration of Lord Bolingbroke; and the troubles in Ireland over the granting to a man named Wood of a patent for coining pence. Its concluding act was the signing of the Treaty of Seville on November 9th 1729. Charles Townshend died of apoplexy on 21st June 1738, aged 64. Slow in forming, but resolute in adhering to, his opinion, and like so many many men of that stamp, he was impatient of contradiction. His manners have been styled "course, rustic, and seemingly brutal" but these defects were not visible in his domestic life. Never did minister leave office with cleaner hands. He did not add one acre to his estate, nor leave large fortunes to his younger children.............100-200

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399. [MUSIC] Heinrich Sutermeister (1910-1995) Swiss opera composer. His most successful stage work was Romeo und Julia, premiered in Dresden in 1940 under Karl Böhm. AMQS from his famous opera "Romeo and Juliet." Attractive example on 3 x 5 card, VG......50-75

 

During Reign of Charles IX

400. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document, 1563 on vellum, signed, 1p, approx. 6-1/2 x 5-1/4. Ship illus. revenue on verso. VG..........100-150

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401. [FRANCE] 4-page Manuscript Document dating to "Beginning of Revolutionary Government" [1792 or 1793?] about instructions - "You will announce it on the eve of Fete by artillery at 6 o'clock at night". . Approx. 7-1/4 x 9". VG.....80-120

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402. [ENGLISH] 3 signed address panels" [1] Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet PC (1806-1863) British statesman and man of letters. [2] John W. Pringle (c. 1793-1861) Royal engineer who took part in the geological mapping in Irland. [3] James Backhouse (1794-1869) was a botanist and missionary for the Quaker church in Australia. Brief biographical information with each. VG........70-90

 

403. [FRANCE] Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas (1814-1899) French entomologist. Lucas was an assistant-naturalist at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. From 1839 to 1842 he studied fauna as part of the scientific Commission on the exploration of Algeria. ALS, 1869, 1p. VG...........50-75

 

"Iron Man of Radio"

404. Robert "Bob" Trout (1909-2000) American broadcast news reporter, best known for his radio work before and during World War II. He became known to some as the "Iron Man of Radio" for his ability to ad lib while on the air, as well as his stamina, composure, and elocution. Trout was behind the microphone for many of broadcasting's firsts. He was the first to report live congressional hearings, first to transmit from a flying airplane and by some definitions the first to broadcast a daily news program and to create the news anchorman role. TLS, CBS, 1939, 1p, to the jounalist Mrs. Harold Marshall. Re: Professor Quiz "has complete charge of his contest, I forwarded your letter to his office, but the rush of work in connection with the European situation prevented my writing you sooner. The quizmaster, Professor Quiz, was Dr. Craig Earl, and a TLS from Professor Quiz giving answer..............50-75

 

One Of Our Greatest Physicists

405. John A. Wheeler (1911-2008) American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein's vision of a unified field theory. He is also known for having coined the terms black hole, quantum foam and wormhole and the phrase "it from bit". For most of his career, Wheeler was a professor at Princeton University and was influential in mentoring a generation of physicists who made notable contributions to uantum mechanics and gravitation. Together with many other leading physicists, during World War II, Wheeler , Wheeler interrupted his academic career to participate in the development of the Manhattan Project during the atomic bomb, His contributions to science are too numerous to mention here. ANS written on 3x5 card and dated 25 July 1979. "To Merv Slotnick from High Island off the coast of Maine. John A. Wheeler." VG.............75-100

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406. [NOBEL] Gertrude B. Elion (1918- 1999) American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of THE AIDS DRUG AZT. SIGNED 3 X 5 PHOTO. Fine.........40-60

 

407. [FRANCE] Mystery Document on paper 1809, 4pp., approx. 7x9". VG.........100-150

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408. Jasper Yeates (1745-1817) was a lawyer and judge from Pennsylvania. He was born in Philadelphia into a prominent family, and was sent to the Inns of Court in England for his legal training. He became a resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he sided with the Patriot cause. In 1776, he served as a commissioner to investigate Native American affairs in Pittsburgh. After the Revolution, Yeates was a delegate to the Pennsylvania convention that ratified the United States Constitution in 1787. He served as a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1791 until his death in 1817. A Federalist, he was appointed by the Washington administration in 1794 to serve on a commission sent to negotiate an end to the Whiskey Rebellion. The Jasper Yeates House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Offered here is a small document dated 1782, written out by Yeates, signing his name in the text. This is a receipt. There are signatures of others on both sides. This looks like it was removed from a larger document. Approx. 6 x 2-1/4". VG...........50-75

 

409. [ENGLAND] Cecilia Nina Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862-1938) was the mother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, and then Queen Mother) and maternal grandmother and godmother of Elizabeth II. Rare ALS, 1936, 1p., sending autograph during the year her daughter became Queen. With envelope...........150-200

Portrait of Strathmore

 

410. [MUSIC] Sigmund Spaeth [1885-1965] musicologist who traced the sources and origins of popular songs to their folk and classical roots. Presenting his findings through books, lectures, liner notes, newspapers, radio and television, he became known as The Tune Detective. ANS, 1940, 1p. stating his faorite composer was Brahms. G+..........30-40

 

411. MYSTERY LOT of about 85 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1810 document. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

412. [THEATRE] Sir Augustus Henry Glossop Harris (1852-1896) British actor, impresario, and dramatist. From 1879, Harris was manager of the Drury Lane Theatre in London, and was nicknamed the "Father of Modern Pantomime" and "Augustus Druriolanus". He introduced Jean de Reszke, Nellie Melba, Emma Eames, and Emma Calvé. His first panto was 'Bluebeard'; the next one 'Forty Thieves'. ALS, 1892, 2pp, approx. 4-3/8 x 7". First page has been "backed" to another stiffer paper. he writes to a Lodge Brother saying the doctor will not let him attend the Lodge meeting; the recipient has the flu............50-75

 

413. MYSTERY LOT of about 76 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1820. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

414. David Packard (1910-1996) co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947&endash;1964), CEO (1964&endash;1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964&endash;1968, 1972&endash;1993). He served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969&endash;1971 during the Nixon administration. Packard served as President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) from 1976 to 1981. He was also chairman of the Board of Regents from 1973 to 1982. Packard was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and is noted for many technological innovations and philanthropic endeavors. Signed & dated 1983 photograph, 8x10. VG.........50-75

 

415. [MUSIC] Evelyn Lear (1926-2012) American operatic soprano. Between 1959 and 1992, she appeared in more than forty operatic roles, appeared with every major opera company in the United States and won a Grammy Award in 1966. She was well known for her musical versatility, having sung all three main female roles in Der Rosenkavalier. Lear was also known for her work on 20th century pieces by Robert Ward, Alban Berg, Marvin David Levy, Rudolf Kelterborn and Giselher Klebe. SIGNED, INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO. VG..........30-40

 

416. The Masters and Johnson research team, composed of William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s. Sheet signed by both, 1973, 8.5 x 11. Inscribed in type to collector..........60-80

 

417. Louise Gluck (b. 1943) American poet. TLS, 2002, to Robert Allen Jr. VG........25-35

 

418. [MUSIC] Jan Wilhelm Morthenson [b. 1940] Swedish composer of orchestral and electro-acoustic music. AMQS from his "Coloratura III and IV, dated 10/17/66. Approx. 3x5. VG..........50-75

 

419. Henny Youngman (1906-1998) comedian famous for "one-liners". ANS, 1982, accompanied with signed & inscribed brochure "henny Youngman 101 Insults." Both.......40-60

 

420. [POETRY] John Hall Wheelock (1886-1978) American poet. He was a descendant of Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. He wrote fourteen books of poetry and was co-winner of the 1962 Bollingen Prize. As an editor, he is noted for discovering young poets like May Swenson and James Dickey. Signed paper below affixed portrait. Very neat. Overall 6.5 x 9.5". VG..........40-60

 

421. Mary Louise Booth (1831-1889) American editor, translator and writer. She was editor of Harper's Bazaar, New York &endash; from its beginning in 1867 until her death. She was a prolific translator into English the works of French-language authors. AQS, 6 lines dated New York, Jan. 18, 1887, approx. 6-3/4 x 8". Very nice............60-80

 

422. [OPERA] ANNIE LOUISE CARY (1842-1921) American Operatic Soprano. Born in Wayne, Maine After studying abroad, she made her debut in New York in 1870, singing with Nilsson, Brignoli, and Vieuxtenips. Her success with the public was instantaneous, and for years she was a favorite singer in the United States. In 1873, she created, in New York, the part of Amneris in Aida, and her tours in Russia in 1875-1877 were a series of continuous triumphs. In 1882 she married Chas. M. Raymond, of Brooklyn, and retired from public life, only occasionally singing for charity. SIGNATURE dtd March 7, 1879.............20-30

 

423. RICHARD OLNEY (1835-1917) American Statesman. He became a national figure in 1893 when President Grover Cleveland, appointed him the U.S. attorney general. During the Pullman Strike in 1894 sought an injunction under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act against the American Railway Union. Controversially, Olney sent federal troops to Chicago and shots were fired at the strikers. As a result, of Olney's action, Eugene Debs, president of the union was arrested and despite being defended by Clarence Darrow, was imprisoned President Grover Cleveland appointed Olney as his SECRETARY OF STATE in June, 1895. Soon afterwards Olney had to deal with a dispute with Britain over the Venezuela-British Guiana boundary. SIGNATURE on Card......20-30

 

424. [MUSIC] Jerome Hines (1921-2003) noted Metropolitan opera star for many years. Signed program [1960-61], signed on cover. He adds "Matt.18:3". VG...........25-35

 

425. [THEATRE] Lillah McCarthy (1875-1960) English actress and theatrical manager. SIGNED EARLY POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH [REAL PHOTO], DATED 1904. Superb condition......25-35

 

426. [ART] William T. Smedley (1858-1920) American artist, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, of a Quaker. He worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in Philadelphia, in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and&emdash;after making a tour of the South Seas&emdash;in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens. He settled in New York City in 1880; in 1882 went with the Marquis of Lorne through Canada, preparing sketches for Picturesque Canada; and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his work was magazine and book illustration for stories of modern life, but he painted portraits and watercolours, and received the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900. CLIP SIGNATURE...........25-35

 

427. [AVIATION] Muriel Earhart Morrissey (1899&endash;1998) American educator, activist, author, and sister of Amelia Earhart. Signed tyoescript, 1p. poem "To A.E." a poem dedicated to he sister, dated March 20, 1989. 8.5 x 11". Fine. Includes card picturing their birthplace home in Atchison, Kansas..........75-100

 

428. [FILM] Jean-Pierre Aumont (1911-2001) French film actor. Signed, inscribed vintage 8x10 movie still photo from 1943 movie "Assignment in Brittany." Small tear top center edge taped on verso. Poor contrast because there is little light space on photo to sign............30-40

 

429. [MUSIC] Richard Adler (1921-2012) American lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows. Adler staged and produced several shows for U.S. presidents; the most notable of these was a 1962 Madison Square Garden birthday celebration for John F. Kennedy that included Marilyn Monroe singing a version of Happy Birthday to the president in her trademark breathy voice. Signed printed poto, 8x10. VG...........25-35

 

430. Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) was an American politician, a Republican who served as the 41st Governor of New Jersey, from 1935 to 1938. He also served two terms representing New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, from 1927 to 1931. He is probably best known for being one of the most provably corrupt governors of that state. As governor, Hoffman secretly visited convicted Lindbergh kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann in his death row cell on the evening of October 16, 1935 with Anna Bading, a stenographer and fluent speaker of German. Hoffman urged the other members of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals , then the state's highest court, to visit Hauptmann. Despite Governor Hoffman's doubt regarding Hauptmann's guilt, Hoffman was unable to convince the other members of the court to re-examine the case, and Hauptmann was executed on April 3, 1936. Signed photograph, approx. 6.5 x 8.5". VG........50-75

 

431. Anne L. Armstrong (b.1927) is a United States diplomat, politician, and the first female Counselor to the President; she served in that capacity under both the Ford and Nixon administrations. She was also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. TLS, 2002, PLUS signed & inscribed 8x10 photo.............35-45

 

432. [THEATRE] Maud Skinner (1874-1936) American actress. ALS. no date, written on both sides of 5-1/4 x 3-1/2" card. Regarding invitation which she must refuse as her husband [actor Otis Skinner] is away and she has a long standing commitment. VG............30-40

 

433. [MUSIC] Ned Rorem (b. 1923) Pulitzer Prize winning American composer. Brief ALS, 1989, 1p. VG..........50-75

See Rorem letter

 

434. William Rockefeller (1919-1990) American businessman. TLS, 1971, 1p., setting up a meeting with Jackson W. Moore from Nashville. VG......40-60

 

435. [BRITISH ARTISTS] Lot of 8 autographs: Julius Olsson [1864-1942] signature. Sir William G. John [1860-1952] signature. Philip W. Steer [1860-1942] signature. Albert C. Taylor [1862-1928] signed picture card. William R. Brealey [1889-1949] TLS, 1934. George Clint [1770-1854] ADS, 1830. Andrew C. Gow [1848-1920] signature, 1910. William Gillman - Brit. painter. Last page of ALS............75-100

 

436. Dame Barbara Cartland [1901-2000] one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. Barbara Cartland is the sixth most translated writer Worldwide , and the third best selling, only William Shakespeare, and Agatha Christie have outsold her. TLS, 1985, 1p......35-45

 

The "Mama of Dada"

437. [ART] Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. Beatrice Wood died nine days after her 105th birthday in Ojai, California. ALS, May 19, 1990, 1p., written at age 97. Speaks of exhibitions held, please she is still able to work - "He who has it soft is tepid in understanding". VG..........75-100

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438. [SIGNATURES OF WRITERS] Mixed lot: [1] EDWARD EGGLESTON [1837-1902] American author. Bible agent and Methodist pastor in Minnesota (1858-66); editor of Little Corporal (1866-67), National Sunday School Teacher (1867-73), Hearth and Home (1871-72); author of novels. SIGNATURE, 1891, with sentiment on card. [2] Horace Annesley Vachell (1861&endash;1955) prolific English writer. SIGNATURE with sentiment. [3] Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963) British novelist and short story writer. Signed inscription in her handwriting removed from unidentified book reading: "July 30th 1949. To the Mark Twain Society from its devoted member and daughter Phyllis Bottome." [4] John Drinkwater [1882-1937] Eng. poet. Signature, 1925. [5] Frederik Pohl [b.1919] sci-fi writer. Signed/inscribed 3x5 card, 1987. [6] Augustus Thomas [1859-1934] Am. playwright. Sig./sentiment 1908. [7] Frank R. Stockton [1834-1902] Am. writer & humorist. Clip sig. [8] John Godfrey Saxe [1816-1887] Am. poet. Signature, Brooklyn, NY. Soiled. [9] Wm. H.C. Hosmer [1814-1877] Am. poet. Signature, 1874. [10] James Lane Allen [1849-1925] Am. novelist. Signature..........100-150

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439. [FRANCE] Jules Mary [1851-1922] Fr. novelist, the modern Alexandre Dumas. Two ALSs, dates [?], 1p and 3pp. The long letter is to a woman novelist with a long criticism of her novel. Both VG........60-80

 

440. Chas. E. Duryea [1861-1938) Am. manufacturer of motor vehicles. Clip Signature. Good example..........75-100

 

441. [THEATRE - FILM] Ethel Warwick (1882-1951) British stage and film actress. Signed early postcard size photo. 3-1/2 x 5-1/4". Very soft creasing o/w VG..........25-35

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442. Annie A.F. [Annie Adams Field. 1834-1915] Am. writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the second wife of the publisher and author James Thomas Fields, whom she married in 1854, and with whom she encouraged up and coming writers such as Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Freeman, and Emma Lazarus. She was equally at home with great and established figures including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose biography she fearlessly compiled. Her closest friend was Sarah Orne Jewett, a novelist and story writer whom her husband had published in The Atlantic. Fields and Jewett were together for the rest of Jewett's life. Some modern scholars have speculated that the two were lovers. ALS, Jan. 12, no yr., 1p. To Mrs. Tuttle. "Your lovely bit was most welcome. __? finds its very best things - I wish you would ask me to do something for you? You are doing for all of us steadily - & at a great sacrifice often I know!". One fold....75-100

 

443. [Signatures] mixed lot of signatures in various forms: [1] Josiah Flynt (1869&endash;1907) Am. sociologist and author. Sig. card, 1901 [2] Charles P. Taft [1897-1983] Republican Party politician and the son of President William H. Taft. Signed card, 1936. Click to see Taft [3] Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey PC (1797-1869) styled Lord Paget 1812 and 1815 and Earl of Uxbridge between 1815 and 1854, was a British peer and Whig politician. He served as Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1839 and 1841. CLIP SIGNATURE - soiled. [4] Delbert Mann [1920-2007] TV & film director. Sig/inscribed card. [5] George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon KG, GCB, PC (1800-1870) English diplomat and statesman. HE WAS BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY UNDER 4 PRIME MINISTERS. Signed card, 4 x 2.5 in. VG. [6] Admiral Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge of Bristol, GCB PC, DL (1788-1867) was a former Royal Navy First Sea Lord and former First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. CLOSELY CROPPED SIGNATURE. There is slight loss due to the crop. [7] Vincent Astor (1891-1959) businessman and philanthropist and a member of the prominent Astor family. He had a highly developed social conscience. He was 20 when his father died and having inherited a massive fortune, Vincent Astor dropped out of Harvard University . He set about to change the family image from that of miserly, aloof slum landlords who enjoyed the good life at the expense of others. CLIP SIGNATURE. [8] Andrew R. Forsyth [1858-1942] Scottish mathematician. Signature. [9] [BRITAIN] Graham Wallas [1858-1932]. English political scientist. Lecturer, London School of Economics (1895-1923); professor, U. of London (1914-23); member of Fabian Society (1886-1904); on London County Council (1904-07); known for contributions to development of empirical basis and scientific methods in social sciences. Author of Life of Francis Place (1898), Human Nature in Politics (1908), The Great Society (1914), The Art of Thought (1926). CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802- 1894), known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman. He was the eldest son of Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. In 1835 he entered Lord Melbourne's cabinet as Secretary at War, and effected some valuable administrative reforms, especially by suppressing malpractices detrimental to the troops in India. Signed undated address panel "Grey.".........100-150

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444. Jean MacArthur (1898-2000) was the wife of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur. On a trip to Manila in 1935, she met General MacArthur aboard the S.S. President Hoover. Despite the age difference--she was twenty years younger than he--they married in New York City in 1937. She was with her husband when the Japanese attacked the Philippines and went with him to the island of Corregidor in Manila's harbor. Even when the island was attacked, she refused to leave her husband. Only when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the MacArthurs to leave did they go to Australia. After her husband's death she helped with the Metropolitan Opera and other charities. President Ronald Reagan awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 1988 and the Philippine government gave her its Legion of Merit in 1993. clip sig. w/sentiment.........20-30

 

445. [THEATRE] multiple lot: Matheson Lang [1879-1948] Canadian born British matinee idol and Shakespearean actor, Signed vintage postcard photo. / Richard Kiley [1922-1999] TLS, 1958, to the Theatre Guild - where to send his check. Walter Hampden [1879-1955] signature on hotel sheet. Olga Nethersole [1863/70? - 1951] English actress. Signature dated 1899. Agnes Huntington - American actress best known for her famous role of playing the famous naval hero John Paul Jones, which caused controversy, a woman playing a man. Signed card on which she pens "Where ever Paul Jones is - there I will be! Yours truly Agnes Huntington."............60-80

 

446. [THEATRE] Jules Tuffier (1856-1943) Celebrated French actor, dramatist. He was a most popular actor of the French Theatre. He was associated with the Comedie-Francaise from 1888-1913. Signed cabinet portrait photograph, with lengthy inscription. Will put up scan on request...........50-75

See Tuffier photo

 

447. [MUSIC] Roy Orbison (1936 -1988) American singer-songwriter and musician. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO. VG..............150-200

See Orbison photo

 

448. [MUSIC] Ray Conniff (1916-2002) American bandleader and arranger best known for his Ray Conniff Singers during during 1960s. ALS, 1995, 1p., to what is probably a collector asking not to be part of the "project." He pens AMQS at bottom. 8.5 x 11"...........75-100

See Conniff

 

449. [MUSIC] Gordon Getty (b. 1934) American composer; son of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. Rare AMQS from his "Pump Jack" the dancing segment "Ewig Du". Approx. 10-1/4 x 4-1/4". Two fold lines o/w VG........75-100

See Getty AMQS

 

450. [THEATRE] Josephine Victor [1885-?] turn of the century actress, appearing in Britain, America, and on Broadway. She was married to theatre manager Freancis Reid. She appeared in many of Channing Pollock's plays. AQS, 1908. "Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever."......25-35

 

451. [MEDICINE] Sir Roy Calne (b. 1930) pioneer of liver transplantation and performed the first such operation in Europe in 1968. HIS SIGNATURE OF UNIV. OF CAMBRIDGE CLINICAL SCHOOL STATIONERY. Folds.........20-30

 

452. Walker Percy (1916-1990) Southern author. Signed 3x5 card.....40-60

 

453. Wm. Benton [1900-1973] US Sen. from Ct. TLS, 1951...........20-30

 

454. Florence George [b.1917] Am. actress/singer. TLS, 1940........25-35

 

455. [POLITICS] HENRY "SCOOP" JACKSON [1912-1983] US senator from Washington and Joseph L. Alioto [1916-1998] Mayor of San Francisco. Both have signed 4pp. program, 1974, Tribute to Joseph Belardi, humanitarian..........25-35

 

456. Herman Talmadge [1913-2002] Gov. Georgia & USS. TLS, 1968........20-30

 

457. [NOBEL PRIZE] PAUL BOYER (1918- ) American Chemist - Nobel Prize 1997 - he formulated a hypothesis to describe what he calls "the most prominent chemical reaction in the whole world." It is the process by which molecules produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), thereby transmuting light, air, water and food into the energy required for both plant and animal life. SIGNED 4x6 portrait PHOTO..........35-45

 

458. [MUSIC] Jacques-Arsène-Polycarpe-François Ancelot (1794-1854) French dramatist and litterateur. By the Revolution of July 1830 he lost at once his royal pension and his office as librarian at Meudon; and he was chiefly employed during the next ten years in writing vaudevilles and light dramas and comedies. A tragedy, Maria Padilla (1838), gained him admission to the Académie française in 1841. Ancelot was sent by the French government in 1849 to Turin, Florence, Brussels and other capitals, to negotiate on the subject of international copyright; and the treaties which were concluded soon after were the result, in a great measure, of his tact and intelligence. ALS, Paris, 1853, 1p. This was sent to Marie-Louis Marcellus [1795-1865] the French diplomat and writer. His main claim to fame was as the discover of the "Venus de Milo." Included here are approx. 9 lines written in the hand of Marcellus [believed to be his retained copy of letter to Ancelot]. Provenance: Paper of Marie-Louis Marcellus. Both VG...........75-100

See portrait of Ancelot

 

459. [FILM] Mel Ferrer (1917-2008) American actor, film director and film producer. Signed 9-1/2 x 7-1/4 " movie still photo from "Fraulein." Pictured with Dana Wynter.......25-35

See Ferrer photo

 

460. MARQUESS OF BATH, The 6th (1905-1992) (Henry F. Thynne) British nobleman who in 1949 turned Longleat House, his financially distressed family's 16th-century home, into a tourist attraction, setting a precedent that was followed by a number of his peers. In the 1960s he introduced African wildlife in a safari park on the estate's grounds, it has become one of England's great attractions. TLS dtd 2/14/87...............................25-35

 

461. STELLA ADLER (1902-1989) Actress, Director, Teacher. She opened the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. Among those to study at the conservatory were Marlon BRANDO Robert De NERO, Warren BEATTY, and Candice BERGEN, Adler is viewed as one of the foremost influences on contemporary acting. TLS dtd 5/12/89 signed "Stella"................40-60

 

462. EUGENIE M. ANDERSON (1909-1997) American Diplomat. She was the first official Woman US Ambassador to any country. Ambassador to Denmark (1949-1953), minister to Bulgaria (1962-1964), lecturer in India (1961), and member of the United States delegation to the United Nations (1965-1968). ALS dtd 8/7/74...............35-45

 

463. [SCIENCE] DANIEL I. ARNON (1910-1994) American Plant Physiologist - one of the 20th century's leaders in the field of photosynthesis. ALS dtd 8/22/89.......35-45

 

464. [FRANCE] Pauline Trigère (1909&endash;2002) was a French-born American fashion designer, known for her crisp, tailored cuts and innovative ideas. Her clientèle included many famous women such as the Duchess of Windsor, actress Claudette Colbert and singer Lena Horne. SIGNED, inscribed 10x8 photo.........25-35

 

465. [THEATRE] George Edward Wade (1869-1954) better known by his stage name, George Robey, was an English music hall comedian and star. He was marketed as the "Prime Minister of Mirth". SIGNED postcard photograph with sentiment dressed as the Queen of Hearts. VG.............40-60

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466. W(ashington) Allston (1799-1843) American poet and influential painter, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina . Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color. ALS [stampless folded letter], Cambridge Port [Mass], 18 June, 1830, 1p, plus address leaf with postal marking. "Dear Baldwin, Will you present Mrs. Allston's and my regards to Mrs. Baldwin, and say that we regret it will not be in our power to avail ourselves of her obliging invitation for Monday Evening as we have found it necessary to decline all Parties - and, that we may avoid giving offence to anyone, we are obliged to make the rule general. Now for myself - I will wait on you at four o'clock on Thursday with great pleasure. If I can get to Charlestown early enough, I shall be glad to increase my thirst by a visit to your Dry Dock." Loammi Baldwin, Jr. (1780-1838) the son of noted engineer Col. Loammi Baldwin and was himself a prominent civil engineer. Very few light foxing spots o/w VG........300-400

 

467. J.C. Wise [b.1881] Am. historian. TLS, no date.........20-30

 

468. Russell Arms [b.1922] Am. actor, singer. Signed 5x7 photo........20-30

 

MURDERED JOURNALIST

469. [FRANCE] Gaston Calmette (1858-1914) French journalist. In January 1914 Calmette, who had been editor of the newspaper Le Figaro since 1902, launched a campaign against Minister of Finance Joseph Caillaux, who had introduced progressive taxation and was known for his pacifist stance towards Germany during the Second Moroccan Crisis in 1911. During this campaign, which was orchestrated by Louis Barthou and Raymond Poincaré, Le Figaro published several letters from the Minister's private correspondence. Caillaux's second wife Henriette , fearing that the newspaper would also make public a love letter that showed how he was already having a relationship with her during his first marriage, entered Calmette's office on 16 March 1914 and shot him four times. Calmette died instantly. Caillaux had to resign his post the next day, but during a spectacular trial later that year his wife was acquitted. MARCEL PROUST dedicated Swann's Way, the first volume of his novel In Search of Lost Time, to Calmette 'as a testimony of deep and affectionate recognition'. Offered here is Calmette's called card which he signed and has written 3 lines. Fine. Below is his portrait & an illustration of the murder..........50-75

Calmette portrait

The murder

 

470. Katherine Biddle [1890-1977] Am. poet. ALS, n.d., 1p........20-30

 

471. Bella Abzug [1920-1998] women's movement-MOC. TLS 1972.......20-30

 

472. Arthur B. Allen [1881-1947] Am. actor. TLS, 1935, 1p..........25-35

 

473. [NIXON] Edward F. Cox (b.1946), is the chairman of the New York Republican State Committee and the son-in-law of the late President Richard M. Nixon. Cox is a lawyer in the Manhattan law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP where he has served as the Chairman of the Corporate Department and a member of the Management Committee. In 2008, Cox was named in Super Lawyers in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance and his firm was ranked third on The American Lawyer's 2008 "A-List" of leading law firms in the United States. ALS, 1983, 1p, a thank you letter. VG......25-35

 

474. Leon Errol (1881-1951) Australian-born American comedian and actor, popular in the first half of the 20th century. He managed a traveling vaudeville troupe and gave a young comedian named Roscoe Arbuckle his first professional opportunity. In America, Errol became a well-known vaudevillian who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, and played skits with such notables as Bert Williams and W. C. Fields. Errol's sister, Leda Errol (née Sims), appeared with him in the Follies. Errol made a successful transition to films in a variety of comedy roles (over 150 films from 1923). His comic trademark was a wobbly, unsteady walk, moving as though his legs were made of rubber; this bit served him well in drunk routines such as the drunken valet in Morgy and Shoo's "Mama's Little Babies" as well as numerous RKO two-reelers. Document Signed, 1930, 1p, from Samuel Goldwyn Inc. for his services in the film "Lilli." Signed in pencil. Old paperclip mark top edge well away from anything.........50-75

 

475. Jacquetta (Hawkes) (1910-1996) British archaeologist. She was the daughter of Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, she married first Christopher Hawkes, then an Assistant Keeper at the British Museum, in 1933. From 1953, she was married to J.B. Priestley. She is perhaps best known generally for her book A Land (1951). TLS, 1972, 1p., signed Jacquetta. Mentions her writing, her husbands new book [JB PRIESTLY], her garden, and also telling recipient that her husband is commonly called "Jack" not JB, but they can continue to do so until they get to know him better..........60-80

 

476. [FRANCE] Xavier Léon (1868-1935) French philosopher and historian of philosophy. In 1893 Léon &endash; together with Élie Halévy and others &endash; helped found the French philosophical journal Revue de métaphysique et de morale. Léon remained editor of the journal until his death in 1935, when he was succeeded by Dominique Parodi. In 1900 he founded the International Congress of Philosophy, and in 1901 the Société Française de Philosophie. He wrote extensively on Johann Gottlieb Fichte. ALS, Paris, 1890, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4, to Louis Olivier. VG............60-80

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477. Francis A. March (1825- 1911) American polymath, academic, philologist, and lexicographer. He is considered the principal founder of modern comparative linguistics in Anglo-Saxon. March applied the methods of studying the Latin and Greek classics towards the study of English literature, and led the way for the first scientific study of the English language. He graduated from Amherst College in 1845, and received a M.A. degree from Amherst in 1848. After studying law and teaching for three years, he became instructor at Lafayette College. March occupied the chair of English language and comparative philology at Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, from 1857 to 1907. It was the first post of its kind. March was one of the first professors to advocate and teach English in colleges and universities. In addition to English, March also taught French, German, Greek, Latin, botany, "mental philosophy", political economy, the Constitution, and law. He also served as president of the American Philological Association (1873&endash;1874; 1895&endash;1896), the Spelling Reform Association (after 1876), and the Modern Language Association (1891&endash;1893). March was the first American superintendent over the volunteer reading program of the Oxford English Dictionary, thus providing valuable support to James Murray in the compilation of this monumental work. ALS, no year, 1p, to the widow of a friend, offering assistance. 4 x 6-1/4". VG...........50-75

 

478. [ENGLAND] Sir Nicolas C. Tindal (1776-1846) celebrated English lawyer who successfully defended Queen Caroline at her trial for adultery in 1820. ALS, 1836, written on both sides of 7x9 in. sheet. Light toning; old mounting remains along one edge on back do not affect text......50-75

 

479. George Fielding Eliot (1894 -1971) was a Second Lieutenant in the Australian army in World War I. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later a Major in the Military Intelligence Reserve of the United States Army. He was the author of 15 books on military and political matters in the 1930s through the 1960s, wrote a syndicated column on military affairs and was the military analyst on radio and on television for CBS News during World War II. Signed 3x5 photo [1944]. VG..........25-35

 

480. Alfred L. Atherton Jr. (1921 - 2002) United States Foreign Service Officer and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Egypt in 1979&endash;1983. TLS, 1979, 1p..........20-30

 

481. [FRANCE] Amédée Baillot de Guerville, or A.B. de Guerville [1869-1913], free-lance war correspondent, editor, and commercial agent, most frequently cited for his travel writing. He was best known in his day for his staunch defense of Japan in the aftermath of the alleged Port Arthur Massacre of November 1894. RARE ANS written on both sides of his calling card, undated but mentioning Milwaukee where he taught French at Milwaukee Women's College in 1889. Three file holes. About 3-3/4 x 2-1/4"...............25-35

Front side

Back side

Portrait of de Guerville

 

482. Irving Bacheller [1859-1950] American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. It was through the Bacheller Syndicate that he brought to American readers the writings of British authors such as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Rudyard Kipling. He also established a working partnership with the young author and journalist Stephen Crane, whose The Red Badge of Courage became famous after it appeared in syndication. Several years later, Bacheller hired Crane to act as a war correspondent in Cuba during the insurrection against Spain; on the journey there, Crane's ship foundered off the coast of Florida, and he was stranded on a dingy for two days. This experience led to his short story "The Open Boat". ALS, The Barclay [NYC], 1929, 1p, 5-1/4 x 6-3/4". Invites Darwin P. Kingsley [President New York Life Insurance Co.] to dinner. Fine condition.........50-75

Portrait of Bacheller

 

483. [ART] Raphael L. West [1769-1850] British artist. He was the son of the famous Benjamin West (1738-1820). He, like his father, was very popular in England. ALS, April 4th (1829), 1p. Edge tipped to mounting paper. Appears to have been closely cropped at some time causing slim margins, esp. along bottom and right sides..........100-200

Click to see West

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484. [FRANCE] Antonin-Dalmace Sertillanges [1863-1948] Fr. moral philosopher, known mainly for his research into Thomas Aquinas. He entered the Dominican order in 1883 and takes in the name of religion-Antonin Sertillanges Gilbert. Beginning in 1900, he is a professor of moral philosophy at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was elected member of the French Academy of Moral and Political Science in 1918. ANS, 1930, written on back of postcard picturing him. Sent to the actress Tania Fedor. Not translated...........50-75 Click below to see both sides

Sertillanges 1

Sertillanges 2

 

485. [POETRY] John Hall Wheelock (1886-1978) American poet. He was a descendant of Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. He wrote fourteen books of poetry and was co-winner of the 1962 Bollingen Prize. As an editor, he is noted for discovering young poets like May Swenson and James Dickey. Signed 1p. typescript of his poem "To You, Perhaps Yet Unborn, That Some Day May Read These Rhymes."..........50-75

 

486. [MUSIC] Marc-Andre Hamelin [b. 1961] French Canadian virtuoso, pianist and composer. In 1985 he won the Carnegie Hall International Competition for American Music. In 2004 Hamelin received the international record award in Cannes. He has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec (National Order of Quebec). AMQS, inscribed, from his "No. 1 Landler1". 10-1/4 x 3-3/4". One mail fold line o/w VG............50-75

See AMQS above

 

487. [NEW YORK] NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN - SIGNED 1966 FDC honoring Humane Treatment of Animals. Signed by thirteen New York Congressmen of the 1960's including: T.R. Kupferman, B.B. Canable, Frank Horton, Alexander Pirnie, S.S. Stratton, R. D. McCarthy, Ogden Reid, A.J. Multer, R.L. Ottinger, H.P. Smith, C E. Goodell, Seymour Halpern and T.J. Dulski. Nice clean cover.......50-75

See cover

 

488. [NOBEL PRIZE] Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999) American scientist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements," contributed to the discovery and isolation of ten elements, developed the actinoids concept and was the first to propose the actinoids series which led to the current arrangement of the Periodic Table of the Elements. Signed 1982 FDC honoring Robert Millikan one of the most illustrious scientists of the U.S. Clean, with cachet.........40-60

 

489. Philip Levine [b. 1928] Pulitzer Prize winning American poet who is best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. Signed 5x7 photo. VG..........25-35

See Levine photo

 

490. William L. Shirer (1904-1993) American journalist, war journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Signed 5x7 photograph [photo by Arnold Newman]. VG...........50-75

See Shirer

 

491. BEVERLY BAYNE [1894-1982] actress. Brief ALS, n.d.......35-45

 

492. [VERMONT] George David Aiken [1892-1984] Gov. of Vermont from 1937-41; US senator 1941-1975. TLS on Senate stationary, 1967..............25-35

 

493. Gary Crosby (1933-1995) American singer and actor. He may have become better-known for writing a revealing memoir of his father, entertainment legend Bing Crosby, than for his own music and acting work. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG............25-35

 

494. Josephine Miles (1911 - 1985) poet and literary critic, was the first woman to be tenured in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote over a dozen books of poetry and several works of criticism. She was fascinated with Beat poetry and was both a host and critic to many Beat poets from her chair at Berkeley. Most notably, she helped Allen Ginsberg publish Howl by recommending it to Richard Eberhart, who would publish an article in the New York Times praising the poem. She was also the founder of the internationally distributed Berkeley Poetry Review in 1974 on the U.C. Berkeley campus. Signed, inscribed, 1971, 1p. typescript of her porm "Signs of Affection." VG.........50-75

See portrait of Miles

 

495. [MUSIC] Harry Connick Jr. (b. 1967) American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer. He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Signed 8x10 photo. VG except for VERY faint crease [very faint].............25-35

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Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters

496. [COUNTRY MUSIC] "Mother" Maybelle Carter (1909-1978) American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. She has signed a book page photograph, about 8x6". Also signed by Helen Carter (1927-1998) American country music singer. The eldest daughter of Maybelle Carter, she performed with her mother and her younger sisters, June Carter and Anita Carter, as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, a pioneering all female country/folk music group. The group was also known as The Carter Family. Signed by both. VG............50-75

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497. [NOBEL] Frederick C. Robbins (1916-2003) American pediatrician and virologist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with John Franklin Enders and Thomas Huckle Weller. The award was for his breakthrough work in isolation and growth of the polio virus, paving the way for vaccines developed by Albert Sabin, Jonas Salk. Signed 1967 Air Mail FDC honoring JFK. Also signed by Alice Robbins, his wife. Fine.........40-60

 

498. [FILM] Darwood Kenneth Smith (1929-2002) American child actor, most notable for his semi-regular role as the snooty rich kid Waldo in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1937 to 1940. As an adult, Smith became a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, ministering at several churches until his accidental death in 2002. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo pictured with Alfalfa and Darla when they were child actors. Signed later in life. VG......25-35

 

499. Susan Ertz (1894 &endash; 1985) British fiction writer and novelist. ALS on notecard, no date, 5-1/4 x 3-1/4. VG.........40-60

 

Confederate Officer at Ft. Sumter

500. AUGUSTINE T. SMYTHE (1842-1914) Confederate officer present on the firing on Ft. Sumter; signal operator and observer at Ft. Sumter, battery Wagner, the steeple of St. Michael's Church and on the ironclad Palmetto State in Charleston harbor; made several ascents in captured observation balloon; with 5th SC Cavalry, he fought at Battle of Bentonville. ALS, Charleston, SC, 25 April, 1872. Boldly penned and signed in full. Light general toning; pin holes top corner else Good/VG..............80-120

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501. [FILM] Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) American actor. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), etc. Signed magazine cover..........25-35

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502. [VIRGINIA] THOMAS HICKS WYNNE [1820 - 1875] American historian. Colonel Wynne was a frequent contributor to the Southern Literary Messenger in its most prosperous days; an active member of the Virginia Literary and Philosophical Society, and for some years before his death had been the corresponding secretary and librarian of the Virginia Historical Society, &emdash; to whose revival after the war he successfully devoted much time, labor, and money. He became thoroughly acquainted with the history of his native State, and of the contiguous States, and of their ancient families. Upon these subjects he was recognized as a high authority. He was a frequent contributor to the daily press. ALS, no date, no place {Virginia], 1p., to Col. Walter D. Blair. A pencil notation "My late friend Thomas H. Wynne" suggests this letter was written shortly before Wynne's death. This letter appears to be a notice from Wynne to Col. Balir to vacant on the 1st of December [some friend]. Light staining o/w VG..........50-75

 

503. [ART] WILLIAM BAZIOTES (1912-1963) Am. painter. From 1939 on, Baziotes was Pollock's liaison to the American Surrealists. His influence was large on Pollock, even to the extent of first demonstrating the drip technique to Pollock in 1936. The legendary art critic, Clement Greenburg, said -"Š.the future of American art depends on what [Motherwell], Baziotes, Pollock, and only a comparatively few others do from now on..." OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL pencil drawing. Unsigned. Approx. 19 x 11 in. on drawing paper. Very good condition. Most likely done while in Leon Kroll's life drawing class circa 1935. Guaranteed authentic without time limit to original purchaser. We'll write a letter of guarantee and send additional information that relates to provenance to the winning bidder unless you have already received this information with a previous purchase. We will always send the guarantee letter though. Provenance: From the collection of the late Harry and Constance Baziotes [brother & sister]. We realize the difficulty that some may have when considering works of art that are unsigned. Yes, a signature is desirable, of course, but it is often the case, when dealing with estate works that are on paper [even paintings] they are OFTEN unsigned......................800-1000 There is a $300 reserve on this lot

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504. [ART] Old Master engraving - circa late 1600s or early 1700s, artist unknown. Image size approx. 6-1/2 x 9-3/4 plus slim largins. VG.......50-75

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505. [ART] Old Master engraving - circa late 1600s or early 1700s, artist unknown. Image size approx. 6-1/2 x 9-3/4 plus slim largins. VG.......50-75

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AMERICAN PORTRAITS - Offered here are original engraved portraits of prominent Americans, suitable for framing by themselves or with autographs. All are approx. 160 years old, image sizes approx. 4-1/2 x 3-1/2, with ample margins. All very good unless noted. Any defects would mat away. No estimates given - winning bidder pays full amount of their top bid. Artist given in brackets. $10 min. bid.

506. JOSEPH HABERSHAW [J. Gross]

507. MRS. MARTHA VAN NESS [T.B. Welch]

508. Gen. JONATHAN WILLIAMS [R.W. Dodson]

509. Rev. TIMOTHY DWIGHT [J.B. Forrest] considerable foxing

510. Gen. NATHANIEL GREENE [J.B. Forrest]

511. THOMAS MacDONOUGH, USN [J.B. Forrest]

512. SAM. L. MITCHELL M.D.

513. WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE

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514. [ART] Old Master engraving - circa late 1600s or early 1700s, artist unknown. Image size approx. 6-1/2 x 9-3/4 plus slim largins. VG.......50-75

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Russian Boxer Rebellion Bond

515. [CZARIST RUSSIA]Original 500 German Reichsmarks [231 Russian Roubles] Imperial Government of Russia 4% State Loan of 1902. One fold. Approx. 10 x 13-3/4". VG for its age.........75-100

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516. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], NYC, 1881, 26 full pages, to his future wife Marion, in Chicago. Unread. VG.............100-150

 

517. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], Keene, NH, 1880, 12 full pages, to his future wife Marion, in Chicago. Unread. VG.............100-150

 

518. [CHARLESTOWN, MASS] GEORGE ADAMS writes letter from Charlestown, Mass. to Jonathan Locke in Keene, NH, March 1, 1835, 2-1/2 pp, 4to. plus address leaf with postal marks. Nice letter saying he should move to Charlestown for better work than in Keene. VG.........35-45

 

519. Samuel Carter Hall (1800-1889) Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality. Hall's notoriously sanctimonious personality was often satirised, and he is regularly cited as the model for the character of Pecksniff in Charles Dickens's novel Martin Chuzzlewit. ALS [1881], 1p. written in pencil. As his handwriting is difficult to read we will let you read the letter [see scans below]. Basically he is telling the recipient that he is too old and sick to do something. The recipient writes a reply on the blank sides of the sheet, dated a day later in 1881. Paper is thick so the mail creases are prominent.........50-75

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Portrait of Hall

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520. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], Derryfield Club, Manchester, NH, 1909, 8 full pages, to his wife Marion, in NYC. "....I go to Hollis [Maine] tomorrow and shall stay two days...I must get some drawings to work up painting..." WITH ENVELOPE. . VG.............100-150

 

521. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], NY, 1881, 10 full pages, to his future wife Marion, in Chicago. Unread. WITH ENVELOPE. . VG.............100-150

 

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522. [BATTLE OF LEXINGTON] (Nathan Fessenden) unsigned manuscript document written in his hand - "Boston April 11, 1791. For value received I promise to pay Doctor Isaac Rand or order six pounds sixteen shillings with lawful Interest on demand." Fessenden's signature is torn away indicating cancel of this debt to Dr. Rand. Tearing the signature away was a common custom at this time. Nathan Fessenden was a member of Capt. Parker's Co. of Minute Men. Approx. 7-1/4 x 3-1/2". Isaac Rand was a physician, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 27 April, 1743; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 11 December, 1822. He was graduated at Harvard in 1761, studied medicine with his father, of the same name, in Charlestown, and in 1764 settled in Boston, where he remained during the siege, and ultimately became one of the most noted practitioners of his time. From 1798 till 1804 he was president of the Massachusetts medical society, and he was also a corresponding member of the London medical society. Dr. Rand published papers on "Hydrocephalus Internus" (1785) ; "Yellow Fever" (1798) ; and on "The Use of Warm Bath and Digitalis in Pulmonary Consumption" (1804). Except for tear cancel in excellent condition.........100-200

 

 

523. [MEDICINE] Otto F. Kampmeier (1888-1981) Dr. Otto F. Kampmeier was professor and head of the anatomy department at the University of Illinois Chicago Professional Colleges and later at the College of Medical Evangelists in Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Kampmeier received a fellowship at the Graduate School, Princeton University, receiving his PhD, cum laude, in 1912. The publication of his doctoral thesis, Development of the Thoracic Duct in the Pig, created controversy in anatomical circles for many years regarding the genetic origin and development of the lymphatics. He did research in several European universities and received his MD degree, summa cum laude, from Munich University in 1924. In 1928, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, located in Chicago. In 1930, Dr. Kampmeier established the Anatomy Teaching Museum at the College of Medicine, leading to the development of new museum techniques. Additionally, other accomplishments at the College of Medicine include the establishment of an extensive collection of lantern projection slides, the creation of a cataloged research collection of embryonic slides from various mammals and reptiles, and the establishment of a collection of special slides in microscopic anatomy used in laboratory studies. ALS, Germany, 1923, 1p., 4to. To Dr. Burton E. Livingston at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Says he has just received word from Prog. Moulton that he's received a grant to aid me in my research. Says he's abroad for study but will return to America in the summer.Chip missing from right edge; long red pencil mark.........80-120

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524. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], NY, 1880, 8 full pages, to his future wife Marion.Re: attending lecture / meets with Ingersoll & Mr. Miler / supper with Miler. Mentions Felix Adler "...he knew father very well..." People he is talking about appear to be connected with the theatre. No enelope. VG.............100-150

 

525. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. ALS [signed Douglas], National Arts Club, NY, 1900, 7 full pages, to his wife Marion in Maine. Re: with George visited Arts & Crafts Exhibition / George & I are talking of a crafts scheme for next fall. With enelope. VG.............100-150

 

526. Gamaliel Bradford (1863-1932) American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist. In his day Bradford was regarded as the "Dean of American Biographers." He is acknowledged as the American pioneer of the psychographic form of written biographies, after the style developed by Lytton Strachey. Despite suffering poor health during most of his life, Bradford wrote 114 biographies over a period of 20 years. TLS, Wellesley Hills, Mass., 1925, 1p. To Mrs. Marshall, who was a journalist for The World, who did interviews. Bradford thanks her for a copy of The World interview she did with him. He then compliments her on the interview............50-75

 

527. Sir Henry Alexander Miers (1858 - 1942) British mineralogist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1896. ALS, University of London, 1914, 2 pages. To Rev. Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1835-1926) British zoologist. Regarding Stebbing's resignation from the Toubridge Higher Education Council. VG............50-75

 

528. William Rawle Jr., (1788-1858) noted American lawyer. He followed in his father's footsteps, not only joining his law firm but also holding a membership at the American Philosophical Society and positions on the boards of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania, as had his father. In addition to his own family legacy in the legal profession, William Rawle Jr. married into a prestigious legal family-his wife, Mary Anna Tilghman, was the daughter of prominent Philadelphia lawyer Edward Tilghman and the granddaughter of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew. ADS, 1841, 1p, approx. 8x4". Receipt for $9,342.60 from Rowland G. Hazard. VG............50-75

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529. [NAVAL] Samuel Blyth - British naval officer, born in 1784; died 4 September 1814. He commanded the brig "Boxer," which engaged the American cruiser "Enterprise," commanded by Lieut. Burrows. off Portland, Maine, on 4 September 1814. Captain Blythe's ship, having been riddled with shot, was captured and taken into Portland. The commanders of both vessels fell at the first exchange of shots, and were buried side by side with military honors in Portland, Maine. They were made the subject of one of Longfellow's tenderest poems. Antique orifinal engarved portrait [1814], oval 3-3/4 x 3-1/4 plus wide margins. Light foxing in margin areas. Very uncommon portrait for someone owning his autograph..........30-40

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Prisoner at Libby Prison

530. [MAINE] Henry S. Burrage (1837-1926) he was the First State Historian [Maine 1907-1926]. Henry Sweetser Burrage was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Burrage and Mary Upton Burrage. He prepared for college at Pierce Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1861. After a year at Newton Theological Seminary, he enlisted as a private in the 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and rose to the rank of major. Wounded in the shoulder at Cold Harbor, he was captured at Petersburg and spent time in Libby Prison. At the end of the Civil War, Henry Burrage resumed his studies at Newton, graduating in 1867. His first and only pastorate was at the First Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine from 1869 to 1873. For the next thirty-two years, he was the editor of Zion's Advocate, a statewide weekly Baptist newspaper which was based in Portland. Highly respected in education circles, he was a trustee of Colby College from 1881 to 1906, Newton Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1906, and Brown University from 1889 to 1901. Active in veterans organizations, he served as chaplain of the National Soldiers Home at Togus from 1905 to 1912. Burrage excelled in the research and writing of Maine's Colonial history, as is reflected in his publications. He was a member of the Standing Committee as well as vice-president and president of the Maine Historical Society. In 1907 Governor William T. Cobb appointed him as State Historian, which he held until his death on March 9, 1926, at the age of 89. Offered here is a partly-printed Document Signed, Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States - Commandery of the State of Maine, Portland, 1903, 1p, 8-1/2 x 6 in. Dues receipt for Edward W. Heath. VG............50-75

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531. [ART] John Kay (1742- 1826) Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith, where his father was a mason. At thirteen he was apprenticed to a barber, whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh , where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Square. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, and publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. Kay's portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes (Edinburgh, 2 vols. 4to, 1838; 8vo ed., 4 vols., 1842; new 4to ed., with additional plates, 2 vols., 1877), forming a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Original etching, plate size approx. 5 x 4" plus clean margins. VG...........50-75

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OLD MASTER - DAVID DEUCHAR

532. [ART] David Deuchar (Edinburgh c. 1750-1803) original etching c. 1800, from Dance of Death. Unsigned, approx. 3 x 2-1/8 in. plus margins. Light foxing o/w VG......50-75

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Kentucky Pioneer 1806

533. BEN HELM (b. Va. 1767-1858 ) Kentucky Frontiersman. Known as "Kitchen Knife Whetted on a Brick." Son of Capt. Thomas Helm, pioneer settler who came to Ky. in 1779. Thomas & 2 others built forts in 1780, which grew to become Elizaethtown; the area where Abraham Lincoln would be born. Benjamin became a surveyor; state senator; clerk of Hardin Co. courts. Was a major in War of 1812. He purchased the farm owned by Christopher Bush, father of Mrs. Sallie (Bush) Johnston Lincoln, step-mother of A. Lincoln. Benjamin Helm was living in Kentucky when Daniel Boone was living there. These were times of great hardship and many pioneers lost their lives to Indian attacks. Kentucky material from the pioneer era has always been rare. Whereas 1775 does not seem especially early in New England it should be noted that Daniel Boone's son was born in that year, thus becoming the first white male born in Kentucky. Autograph Document Signed, 1p, 7-3/4 x 7", Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY, 16 October 1806. A summons to the sheriff of Breckenridge County for Ralph Grunies to appear before the Hardin County Court. Very good condition for its age............100-150

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534. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Melbourne Spurr (1888-1964) American deaf photographer. He arrived in Hollywood around 1917 and worked for the noted photographer Fred Hartsook taking portraits of the early stars. Spurr photographed Mary Pickford while working at the Hartsook studio and so impressed her that she personally helped launch his career as a Hollywood portrait photographer. By the mid 1920s he was one of the premier celebrity portraitists in the world. By this time, though, the major movie studios were mandating that their stars could only be photographed by their own photographers. Spurr chose to keep his own studio, and was eventually shut out in favor of men like George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Eugene Robert Richee and others who worked for the big motion picture studios. Spurr shined in Hollywood for one glorious decade - the "Roaring 20s" - but then moved on to photographing other notables like US presidents, artists, authors and dancers. Although most of the actors and actresses Spurr photographed are "forgotten" now, they were very famous in their time. Collecting portraits of favorite stars was a popular pastime in the early years of Hollywood. Offered here is a vintage 1923 8x10 photograph of the actress Norma Talmadge (1894-1957). A major box office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among the most popular idols of the American screen. The signed area is facsimile. VG........50-75

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Superb Etching From France

535. [ART] (Charles) Henri Toussaint (Paris 1849 - 1911) Original Etching by Toussaint after a painting by Troyan, the famous Barbizon painter. The title is LOVER'S CONVERSATION. Circa 1880s, image approx. 6-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. plus wide margins. Very good condition. Charles Henri Toussaint: A nineteenth century French painter, illustrator and etcher, who gained his highest reputation for his architectural studies of Paris, the French provinces, Oxford and Cambridge. Toussaint studied painting in Paris under Gaucherel and Andre and etching under Brunet-Desbaines. He first exhibited his art at the Paris Salon in 1874 and during the following years received numerous awards, including medals from the Exposition Universalle in 1876, 1884, 1899 and 1900. Toussaint's architectural etchings were as well known in England as in his native France. He was a frequent contributor to P. G. Hammerton's, Portfolio, and was invited to etch views in Britain..........100-150

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'Countess Amelia' had arrived

536. [ODD CHARACTER] Countess Amelia of Derwentwater [ ? - 1880] she claimed heirship to one of the largest fortunes in England. On 28 September 1868 an apparently respectable Victorian gentlewoman left her house at Blaydon and, with two burly henchmen, moved into the ruined tower at Dilston. She put up a tarpaulin as a roof, hung up pictures which she said portrayed members of the Radcliffe Family, brought in pieces of furniture, and barricaded the door against the startled Mr Grey, the agent for Greenwich Hospital, which then owned the estate. 'Countess Amelia' had arrived. This lady, styling herself 'Lady Matilda Mary Tudor Radcliffe', had, in fact, first filed a claim to the Derwentwater Estates in 1857. She claimed to be the grand-daughter of John Radcliffe, only son of James Radcliffe and titular 4th Earl of Derwentwater. She said her grandfather had not died aged 19 in London at all, but had, in fact, faked his own death and escaped to Germany where he had lived to an old age. To support the story, she produced a range of convincing relics, including family portraits, furniture, jewellery, wills and a family tree. She claimed to have had even more convincing proof of her heritage, but to have sent it to Lord Palmerston, who had never returned the documents. She followed this up by writing a series of letters to Lord Petre, descendant of the Radcliffes and holder of the remaining Derwentwater relics at Thorndon Hall, Essex. He was unimpressed by her claim and did nothing to help her. Her next strategy was to write directly to the Trustees of Greenwich Hospital to stake her claim to all the remaining Radcliffe lands, including Dilston. In 1866 she moved north to Blaydon and told her story to the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, which greatly boosted her profile and, just at the time when romanticism over the Jacobites was at its height, won her considerable public support. Moving into the castle was guaranteed to further raise the stakes and force the hand of the Greenwich Commissioners. Portion of Autograph Letter Signed, 1 Jan. 1870, written on both sides, 4-1/2 x 6-1/4". "I forbid any one to negociate about My Property without My express orders and I must have a knowledge of the nature of the transaction. I dispose of My Painting for the sole reason to pay off Mr. Brown...." Accompanied by sheet of her gold embossed Darwentwater [sic] Estates Office stationery [used]; plus a long newspaper clipping about her [1868] and another clipping of her death. Most uncommon..........100-150

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Signed By Two Prominent Vermonters

537. [VERMONT] An 1811 partly-printed concerning Paul Pitkin [1759-1823] "now a prisoner in the common Gaol in State of Vermont..." Pauk Pitkin has signed this document as has his father Thos. Pitkin. Also a witness signature of William Strong (1763-1840) US congressman and judge from Vermont. Strong was born in Lebanon, Connecticut in 1763, and moved with his parents to Hartford, Vermont, the following year. Strong was self-educated and was engaged extensively in land surveying. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1798, 1799, 1801, and 1802, and was the sheriff of Windsor County from 1802 to 1810. Strong was elected as a Democratic-Republican US Representative to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, from March 4, 1811 until March 3, 1815. Strong returned to Vermont politics to sit once more in the state House of Representatives from 1815 until 1818, and as a judge of the supreme court of Windsor County from 1819 until 1821. He was then elected to the Sixteenth Congress, from March 4, 1819 until March 3, 1821. Strong died in Hartford on January 28, 1840, and was interred in Quechee Cemetery. Also signed by the Sherif on the verso. He was A Founder Of Springfield, Illinois Pascal P. Enos Sr. (1770-1832) American pioneer. He is known chiefly as one of the four original proprietors of Springfield, Illinois. He was born at Windsor, Connecticut, in the year 1770, and in 1815 was married to Salome Paddock, of Woodstock, Vermont. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1794, studied law, and after spending some years in Vermont, where he served as High Sheriff of Windsor County, Vermont. Soon after his marriage he went west to Cincinnati, Ohio, but did not remain there long. In the spring of 1817 he came to St. Louis, Missouri, then, in 1821, he moved to Madison county, Illinois. While residing there, upon the recommendation of the Vermont delegation in congress, Mr. Enos was appointed by President Monroe to be receiver of the land office at Springfield, Illinois. He reached this place with his family, in September, 1823, and opened office in a double log cabin at the corner of what is now Third and Jefferson streets. In November of that year he united with Major Hes, Thomas Cox, and John Taylor, in laying out a town site, since known as Springfield. Mr. Enos retained the office of receiver until General Jackson became president in 1829, when he resigned, and devoted his time to land transaction and mercantile pursuits. He died in 1832, leaving a large landed estate, and was survived by his wife and four children. VG...........125-175

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538. Louis K. Anspacher (1878-1947) American poet and script writer. ALS, no date, 1p. VG.........25-35

 

539. [ART] Doris Reynolds (1912-1978) Doris Reynolds did many illustrations for books published by Doubleday & Co. She was also an exhibiting artist, having work shown at the Krausharr Gallery in New York in 1949. Other exhibitions include: Wilmington Museum, Delaware 1940-45; Maracaibo 1936-39; Barbizon Plaza, NYC 1940; Lake Placid Club, NY 1940, etc. She studied at the Art Students League with Jules Gotlieb, Bridgman & Brackman. During World War II, she was one of Jackie Cochran's Girls, ferrying airplanes throughout the United States. Watercolor painting, 7-3/4 x 8", unsigned. Provenance: Artist's Estate. VG............100-150

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540. [ART] Edmond Hedouin (1820-1889) French painter, etcher and lithographic artist, Pierre-Edmond-Alexandre Hedouin studied art under Paul Delaroche at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1838. Shortly thereafter he began to take instructions in etching and engraving from Celestin Nanteuil. He began to exhibit his art at the prestigious Paris Salon in 1844 and was a frequent exhibitor there in the following decades. During this time he received many commissions for his art, including paintings for the Theatre Francais and the Palais Royale. Edmond Hedouin was decorated with the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1872 and the medaille d'honneur in 1888. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3 x 4-7/8" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG..........40-60

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1840s Archive From New Orleans

541. Fine collection of 35 Bill of Exchange documents - dated New Orleans, 1838-1847; mostly 1840-41. Two are entirely handwritten and the other 33 are partly-printed, many with attractive vignettes. There are endoresement ink signatures of R.G. Hazard on the backs of 28 of these documents. Roland G. Hazard (1801-1888) American Financier, leading businessman, author and philosopher. He accumulated a large fortune in mercantile & manufacturing. While in New Orleans in 1841-42, he was threatened with lynching, he obtained, with great effort, the release of large numbers of free Negroes, who had been placed on chain-gangs. During the civil war he did much to sustain the national credit, and was offered an official position in the treasury dept., which he declined. He formed a friendship with John S. Mill, the noted philosopher. His own philosophical writings were read with interest throughout the English speaking world. He gave Brown University money which was used to endow the "Hazard" professorship of physics. His early connection with business in the South was so large that Southern newspapers warned Southern people not to buy "Hazard's goods." because he was opposed to slavery. He united with the Union Pacific railroad company to put it back on a solid basis through his personal involvement. This is likely the largest and finest collection of this type of financial documents to appear on the market in many years.............500-700

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Archive From Kuhn Estate

542. BRENDA KUHN (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. She spent her whole life overseeing the Kuhn Estate, was a philanthropist, Kuhn scholar, amateur photographer. Offered here: about 110 pieces from Brenda's estate. Comprised mostly of letters to Brenda, and ephemera. Probably not much relating to her famous father - we haven't taken the time to research any of the letters. Dates appear to be 1960s...........50-75

 

543. [ART] Leopold Massard (b. 1868) French etcher. From 1891 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3 x 4-1/2" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG..........40-60

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544. [ART] Peter Takal (1905-1995) prominent artist, was born in Romania, educated in Berlin in the 1920s, lived and worked in Paris in the 1930s and became a U.S. citizen in 1944. He is appreciated internationally as a prolific print-maker and a master of pen-and-ink drawings-his chosen medium. Takal's career, which spanned seven decades, includes more than 100 one-man exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. ALS, Geneve [Switzerland], 1989. 1p. Regarding the selling of prints directly to the recipient, saying he'l be in New York in several weeks - how to proceed. With envelope. VG. Uncommon autograph........50-75

 

545. [ART] Letterio Calapai (1902-1993) American realist painter and printmaker who took part in the Federal Arts Project organized by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Capapai's work can be found in the Fogg Art Museum and in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which is where Calapai's parents took him when he was a boy. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to poor Sicilian immigrants who brought him up with educational trips to nearby galleries. He moved to New York City where he was influenced by the work of the British artist Stanley Hayter and his Atelier 17 studio. From 1928 to 1935, he worked at a lithographic office and studied at the Art Students League and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design. In 1934, his work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Montross Gallery. He was working for the Works Progress Administration and he was able to work at the Atelier 17 workshops in the 1940s. From 1949 to 1955, Calapai chaired the Graphic Arts Department of the Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York. He taught at the New School for Social Research from 1955 to 1965 and at the Intaglio Workshop for Advanced Printmaking in New York from 1962 to 1965. Calapai left New York to teach at the University of Illinois. His gallery and studio where he trained other students was in Glencoe, Illinois. Calapai's work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque National de France. His work is also displayed in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. TLS, on his Workshop Gallery letterhead, Glencoe. Illinois, 1985, 1p. He sends a photocopy [enclosed] of recent wood engraving "inspired by watching the gathering of herring from a seine in a Penobscot cove [Maine]...." He says the price is $200 and the wholesale price is 50% off. Includes envelope. VG...........50-75

 

546. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1828. There is also an 1828 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-175

 

547. [CZARIST RUSSIA] original 1898 bond for 750 Rubles. Text in Russian. Approx. 10-1/2 x 15. One middle fold o/w VG.........100-150

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548. [KY] HALSELL, John Edward, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 11, 1826; attended the common schools at Rich Pond, Ky., and Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Bowling Green; prosecuting attorney of Warren County for four years; elected circuit judge of the fourth judicial district of Kentucky in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-ninth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; mayor of Bowling Green from December 5, 1888, to December 5, 1889; moved to Fort Worth, Tex., and continued the practice of law; died in Fort Worth, December 26, 1899; interment in Fair View Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky. CLIP SIGNATURE........15-20

 

549. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: autograph signatures; antique prints; letters; documents; printed government documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot appears to be 1826. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items..........80-120

 

President of Bowdoin College

550. Leonard Woods (1807-1878) was the fourth president of Bowdoin College. Born in Newbury, Massachusetts, Woods attended Phillips Andover Academy before graduating from Union College in 1827 with Phi Beta Kappa honors and membership in The Kappa Alpha Society. After having graduated from Andover Theological Seminary, he made a translation of George Christian Knapp's Christian Theology, which became long used as a textbook in American theological seminaries. When he became president of Bowdoin in 1839, he was only 32 years old. He held his position until 1866. During his tenure, the College built Appleton Hall, the Chapel, and Adams Hall, which housed the Medical School of Maine and the undergraduate laboratories. Signed Document as President of Bowdoin College, 1846, 1p, 7-1/2 x 9-3/4 in. A Bill to William Titcomb for the 2nd term ending May 22, 1846. The address leaf is addressed to Mrs. Titcomb at Kennebunkport [Maine]. The "port" is crossed out. Brunswick Me postmark. VG............60-80

 

Large Original Engraving - Most Attractive

551. [ART] Christian Haldenwang (German, 1770-1831) one of the finest German landscape engravers of the early 19th Century. His main works includes the cycle of the "Four Seasons" after Claude Lorrains paintings in the collection of the Ermitage Leningrad. He born at Durlach in 1770, was articled to Christian von Mechel, an engraver and dealer in art goods at Basle. He lived five years in this establishment, destitute of every means that could promote his education as an artist; for it was rather a factory than a school of art. The examples set before him were only French engravings. He, however, was able to see some of Middiman's ' Select Views in Great Britain,' and others by Woollett, which were probably presents from those artists to Mechel. Seeing these prints excited Haldenwang creating a desire to imitate them, and he determined to make Woollett his model. During the latter part of his time he made some attempts at aquatint, which, though injurious to his health, had beneficial results; for some well-executed works of this class obtained the notice of the Chalcographic Society, and he went to Dessau in 1796, where he remained for eight years, producing many beautiful landscapes, and improving his skill in that style of engraving. The reputation he acquired induced the Margrave Charles Frederick of Baden to appoint him engraver to the court of Carlsruhe, but during the time the French had the ascendancy in Germany, he was obliged to work for the booksellers. It was then that he executed the views in the ' Rhenish Pocket-book,' and the two masterly engravings for the ' Travels in Brazil ' of Prince Maximilian of Neuwied. He also executed four landscapes, after Claude and Ruisdael, for the ' Musee Napo- leon.' He died at Bad Rippoldsau in 1831. Original engraving by Haldenwang, title: "Paysage", image size approx. 11-1/4 x 14-1/2" plus wide clean margins. Circa 1820-1828. Remarkable detail...........100-150

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552. [CALIF.] JOHNSON, James Augustus, a Representative from California; born in Spartanburg, S.C., May 16, 1829; moved with his parents to Arkansas when quite young; attended the common schools; moved to California in 1853; studied medicine and was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced the practice of law in Downieville, Calif.; member of the general assembly in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); Lieutenant Governor of California 1875-1880; moved to San Francisco; registrar of voters in 1883 and 1884; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in San Francisco, Calif., May 11, 1896; interment in the Masonic Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE........15-20

 

Great Engraving But With Flaw

553. [ART] Claude Franqois FORTIER - French engraver, was born in Paris in 1775, and died in the same city in 1835. Original engraving by Fortier, title: "La Matin", image size approx. 10 x 13-1/2" plus wide margins. Circa 1820-1828. Condition: minor foxing spots on verso; minor stains & marks in margin areas; the main flaw, although less visible from front is an offset blue number that must have rested against this print years ago. At first we didn't notice this but its there. We have adjusted the estimate because of this..........75-100

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554. [ART] Original embossed etching pencil signed by the artist, Milton. Pencil edition XIX / XXV. Plate mark 13-3/4 x 6' plus margins. Overall 21-1/2 x 10-3/4. Fine...........50-75

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555. [MIXED LOT] [1] FRANK SLAUGHTER [writer] signed 3x5 card. [2] [FRANCE] HYACINTHE LOYSON [Charles Loyson]. 1827-1912]. OFFERED HERE: Clipped Signature.Album page residue on reverse at corners but does not resemble the scan unless held to the light, otherwise very good conditon. French religious leader. Ordained in Roman Catholic church (1851); excommunicated for heterodoxy (1869). Married (1872); although excommunicated, continued to profess faith; pastor of a liberal Catholic church in Geneva (1873-74); founded Gallican Catholic church in Paris (1879). Author of De la reforme catholique (1872-73), Mon Testament, ma protestation (1893), etc. [3] Neil Simon (b. 1927) American playwright and screenwriter. His numerous Broadway succcesses have led to his work being among the most regularly performed in the world. Signed card. [4] Adelbert Wellington Brownlow-Cust, 3rd Earl Brownlow GCVO, PC, VD, DL, JP (1844-1921) British soldier, courtier and Conservative politician. Brownlow served with the Foot Guards and achieved the rank of lieutenant in 1863, and was later commanding officer of the Bedfordshire Volunteer Infantry Brigade between 1889 and 1892. He was made an Honorary Colonel of the Hertfordshire Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, of the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and was awarded the Volunteer Decoration. Clip Signature. [5] William Sinclair, DD, FRGS (1850-1917) eminent Anglican priest and author. He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 3 June 1850, educated at Repton and Balliol and ordained in 1876. His first post was as assistant minister at the Quebec Chapel, Marylebone after which he was resident chaplain to the Bishop of London. He was appointed vicar of St Stephen's, Westminster in 1880 and Archdeacon of London in 1889. His last post was as Rector of Shermanbury (1911-1915). An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he died on 4 December 1917. Closely cropped Clip Signature. [6] Elizabeth Wetmore (1861-1929) American journalist and author, perhaps best known for her 1889-1890 race around the world against Nellie Bly, which drew worldwide attention. Closely cropped CLIP SIGNATURE. [7] George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand. He was Bishop of New Zealand from 1841 to 1858, Primate of New Zealand from 1858 to 1868 and Bishop of Lichfield from 1868 to 1878. The colleges named in his honour include Selwyn College, Cambridge (1882) and Selwyn College, Otago (1893). CLIP SIGNATURE. [8] Bishop of Peterborough [Herbert Marsh] (1757-1839) was a bishop in the Church of England. He was educated at Faversham Grammar School, The King's School, Canterbury and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA as second wrangler and was elected a fellow of St John's in 1779. He studied with J. D. Michaelis in Germany and learned the Higher criticism. When he returned to England, he translated Michaelis's Introduction to the New Testament and added his own "hypothesis" on the inter-reliance of the Gospels (that they might have derived from each other, see synoptic problem). This brought him under attack from the conservatives of his church. In 1805 he began to preach against Calvinism, and in particular against the doctrines of justification by faith and the inamissability of grace, which brought him into conflict with the Evangelicals. He was elected the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in 1807 and began presenting lectures on Higher Criticism. He was the first person in the theological school there to give his lectures in English rather than the traditional Latin. In 1819 he was appointed the bishop of Llandaff and was translated to bishopric of Peterborough in 1822. As a bishop, Marsh was controversial for preaching against the Evangelicals and for refusing to license clergy with Calvinist beliefs (for which he incurred the ire of Sidney Smith). He was a rigorous proponent of strict ecclesiastical conformity. Clip Signature " Peterborough" mounted to album sheet. [9] General Alexander Nelson Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport, 4th Duke of Bronté GCB (1814-1904) British soldier and courtier. Clip Signature as Lord Bridport. [10] George Grey Barnard (1863-1938) American sculptor. Barnard was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Kankakee, Illinois. He first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1883-1887 worked in P. T. Cavelier's atelier at Paris while he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He lived in Paris for twelve years, and with his first exhibit at the Salon of 1894 he scored a great success, returning to America in 1896. Barnard's statue of Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati, Ohio SIGNED CARD dated 1936...........80-120

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556. [ABRAHAM LINCOLN] Paul French (1890-1956) American reporter, writer, anti-war activist and non-profit executive. He was born in Philadelphia to a Quaker family. He was a writer for The Philadelphia Record newspaper. He served for a time as Smedley Butler's personal secretary in Philadelphia. As a reporter he covered the Lindbergh kidnapping for the Philadelphia Record in 1932. It was to French, who was then writing both for the Record and the New York Post, that former General Butler in 1934 shared his allegations of a Business Plot to depose President Roosevelt. He was the first Executive Secretary for the National Service Board for Religious Objection and served from 1940 until 1947. In 1947 French became Executive Director of CARE [ "CARE Packages"]. Offered here is a snapshot photograph picturing Paul French standing with Herbert Fay, who was the Keeper of the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. On the verso French has written - "Mr. Fay - With kindest rememberance of a most pleasant day spent at Lincoln's Tomb with you. Sincerely - Paul French." nDated in pencil Aug. 24, 1932. Approx. 3-1/4 x 4-1/4"..........50-75

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557. [POLITICIANS] Mixed lot: [1] Jonathan KNIGHT [1787-1858] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [2] Leonor Kretzer SULLIVAN [1902-1988] Representative from Missouri TLS, 1975, 1p. [3] Chauncey L. Knapp [1809-1898] Representative from Massachusetts. Signature. [4] Karl E. Mundt [1900-1974] US senator from S.D. TLS, 1954, 1p. [5] MAURICE J. TOBIN - Short 1939 TLS as mayor of Boston. [6] Daniel Knabb HOCH [1866-1960] Representative from Pennsylvania. Signed card [toned]. [7] Mordecai OLIVER [1819-1898] Representative from Missouri. Signature [8] Guy Ray Pelton [1824-1890] Representative from New York; died while on a tour in an attempt to climb Mary's Mountain in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., July 24, 1890. SIGNATURE [9] Samuel A. Purviance [1809-1882] Representative from Pennsylvania. CLIP SIGNATURE [10] William H. Upson [1823-1910] Representative from Ohio. SIGNATURE...........50-75

 

558. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Three charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2.75 x 3 in. Image areas very good. Smudging in margins. Unsigned...............100-150

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559. [OLD SHEET MUSIC] Stephen Foster's song "Old Dog Tray", dates to mid-19th century, 5-pages, approx. 9.5 x 12.5"...........40-60

 

560. [ART] JAMES BROOKS [1906-1992] American abstract painter. SIGNATURE inscribed. Nice example...........35-45

 

561. John A. BINGHAM [1815-1900] US Representative from Ohio; appointed by President Lincoln as judge advocate of the Union Army with the rank of major in 1864; special judge advocate in the trial of the conspirators against the life of President Lincoln; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee, and in 1868 in the proceedings against Andrew Johnson; appointed Minister to Japan and served from 1873-1885. His signature on album slip. Large dark area that is toned and affects half of the signature......25-35

 

562. SUBJECT: Douglas MacArthur - 1951 vintage International News Photo [Heart] of "General Douglas MacArthur is pictured in the official car as he passed a crowd of well-wishers outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel [NYC]. The 71-year-old General-Statesman is seen waving to the crowd..." Photo was taken by photo-journalist Frank Mastro. 7x9 in., INP caption still attached. VG.............100-150

 

563. [OHIO] Charles Willing Byrd (1770-1828) early Ohio political leader and jurist. He was the grandson of William Byrd II, who is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia. His father committed suicide in January 1777 when Charles was only seven years-old. Charles was sent to live in Philadelphia with his uncle, Thomas Powell, who was a member of the Society of Friends and a professor at The College of William & Mary. He read law under Gouverneur Morris while in Philadelphia to become a lawyer. He was accepted into the bar after completing his schooling in Philadelphia in 1794. After being accepted by the bar, Charles then became the Kentucky land agent for financier Robert Morris (most famous for financing the revolution), where he was responsible for maintaining, selling, and acquiring real estate for Morris. While in Kentucky, he met and married Sarah Waters Meade, who was the daughter of his father's friend Col. David Meade on April 6, 1797. After completing his remaining business, he returned to Philadelphia to open a law practice that same year. In 1799, Charles moved to the Northwest Territory, where due to his legal background, he quickly became involved in government affairs. When Captain William Henry Harrison [later US president]resigned his seat as Secretary of Northwest Territory after the territorial legislature sent Harrison to the House of Representatives as a non-voting delegate, Byrd was appointed by President John Adams on October 3, 1799, and took his oath of office before Governor St. Clair on February 26, 1800. When President Thomas Jefferson removed Arthur St. Clair from the office of Territorial Governor, Charles became acting governor as well as secretary of the territory on November 22, 1802. Charles stayed as Secretary of the Northwest Territory intil Ohio became a state on March 1, 1803 and stayed as Territorial Governor until Edward Tiffin was duly elected governor of the state of Ohio on March 3, 1803. On March 1, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson nominated him to be the first Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio. Byrd was confirmed by the United States Senate, and received his commission, on March 3, 1803. The first Court sat in the statehouse at Chillicothe, Ohio on June 6, 1803. The court in its first session participated in the aftermath of the trial of Aaron Burr. The indictment charged Burr and Harman Blennerhassett, with commencing an expedition to wage war against Spain via Mexico, but the charges were eventually dropped in 1819. ALS, 1803, written on both sides of 7-1/4 x 4-1/2" sheet. Legal matter. VG.........100-150

 

564. [OLD SHEET MUSIC] John Howard Paynes song "OHOME, SWEET HOME", dates to mid-19th century, 5-pages, approx. 9.5 x 12.5"...........40-60

 

Original Etching By German Expressionist

565. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original etching, unsigned, image approx. 5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. Comes with biographical information. This is, without doubt, by Solomon and guaranteed to be so without a time limit. Solomon won the Mowbray Prize [1944] in London; was listed in WHO'S WHO IN ART [1954 London edition]. He studied art with such famous German artist's as: Max Liebermann, Martin Brandenburg, Eugene Spiro & Willy Jaeckel [Masterclass]. Exhibitions: Berlin, Cologne, Capetown, Haifa, London [Royal Academy], U.S., and in 1958 had one-man show at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. In 1956 several of his paintings were exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. He died in the U.S. We purchased his personal papers and most of his drawings at his estate sale. His work is fairly scarce. The photos shown below in 2nd scan DO NOT accompany this etching and are not for sale........100-150

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566. [ART] FRANK LOUISVILLE BOWIE (1857-1936) Maine artist. Member of the "Brush-Ins" group. Friendly with Winslow Homer. Original unsigned pencil drawing, paper size approx. 5 x 8 in. Provenance: the artist's estate. ...............50-75

 

567. MYSTERY LOT of about 82 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; signatures; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is around 1828. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

 

Original Portrait of Elihu Root

568. [ART] Z. P. Nikolaki - Portrait of Elihu Root- original etching, 1915, signed in pencil by the artist, image approx. 16 x 13-1/4'' plus clean margins. The subject Elihu Root (1845-1937) was an American lawyer and statesman and the 1912 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the prototype of the 20th century "wise man", who shuttled between high-level government positions in Washington, D.C. and his private-sector legal practice in New York City. VG............100-150

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569. [CIVIL WAR] Albert Gallatin Browne (born in Salem, Mass.,1805 - 1885) Before the Civil War, Browne was a partner in the ship chandler and ropemaker firm of Whiton, Browne, and Wheelwright of Boston and Salem. During the Civil War, Browne served as the special supervising agent, 5th Special Agency of the U.S. Treasury Department in Beaufort, Port Royal, and Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga. He was in charge of seizing supplies and goods left behind by the Confederate Army for shipment to the North and supervising trade and commerce in areas of the Confederacy occupied by U.S. forces. Under certain acts, the agency received and collected abandoned, captured, and seizable property. ALS, Salem, 1868, 2pp, approx. 6-3/4 x 8-1/4". To F.W. Bird (1809 - 1894) Bird was an antislavery leader, state legislator, and paper manufacturer of East Walpole, Mass., whose papers are in the Harvard Univ. Library. Browne, who has been sick, sends good wishes of Bird's 50th wedding anniversary. He also compliments Bird for his political actions. Fine........50-75

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570. [NY] SCHUMAKER, John Godfrey, a Representative from New York; born in Claverack, Columbia County, N.Y., June 27, 1826; completed preparatory studies in the Lenox (Mass.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1847; moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1853 and continued the practice of law; district attorney for Kings County 1856-1859; corporation counsel for the city of Brooklyn 1862-1864; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1862, 1867, and 1894; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; elected to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 23, 1905; interment in Greenwood Cemetery. SIGNATURE.......15-20

 

VINTAGE 1924 PHOTO BY NOTED PHOTOGRAPHER

571. [FILM] Colleen Moore (1899-1988) American film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent film era. Unsigned VINTAGE 1924 original photograph of Moore by the noted Hollywood photographer, Nelson Evans, who is credited as the creator of "Cheesecake photography." The white signature is facsimile. Excellent condition..........100-150

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572. [FILM] Sophia Loren (b.1934) Academy Academy Award-winning Italian film actress. She is widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress of her time. SIGNED 3x5 card. Fine.........25-35

 

573. [ART] William Kienbusch (1914 - 1980) American artist. William Kienbusch first painted in Maine in 1934, eventually taking up residence on Great Cranberry Isle in 1962. Born in New York City, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University, he studied at the Art Students League in New York with Raphael Soyer and John Sloan. He lived in Paris in 1937 and 1938, and traveled throughout Europe before the outbreak of war. He taught at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Brooklyn Museum school. His work is included in the collections of many outstanding museums, including that of New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Signed 1964 FDC honoring Fine Arts in America. Fine..........50-75

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574. [PORTRAIT] Edward Shippen (1703-1781) was a wealthy merchant and government official in colonial Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Original antique engraved portrait, image approx. 4-1/2 x 3-3/4" plus margins. VG........25-35

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575. [NY] REEVES, Henry Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Sag Harbor, N.Y., December 7, 1832; attended private schools in Sag Harbor, the Southampton Academy, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for three years, and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar; edited the Republican Watchman in Greenport from 1858 until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); resumed newspaper interests; supervisor of Southold Town 1872-1894; member of the State assembly in 1887; member of the State commission in lunacy 1889-1897; died in Greenport, Suffolk County, N.Y., March 4, 1916; interment in Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, N.Y. SIGNATURE.......15-20

 

576. [PORTRAIT] Andrew Hull Foote (1806-1863) American naval officer who was noted for his service in the American Civil War and also for his contributions to several naval reforms in the years prior to the war. When the war came, he was appointed to command of the Western Gunboat Flotilla, predecessor of the Mississippi River Squadron. In that position, he led the gunboats in the Battle of Fort Henry. For his services with the Western Gunboat Flotilla, Foote was among the first naval officers to be promoted to the then-new rank of rear admiral. Original antique engraved portrait, image approx. 7 x 5" plus margins. VG........25-35

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577. [PORTRAIT] Patrick Henry (1736-1799) American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Original antique engraved portrait, image approx. 4-1/2 x 3-7/8" plus margins. Very slight foxing........25-35

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578. Charles Haskins Townsend (1859-1944) American zoologist, born at Parnassus, Pennsylvania. From 1897 to 1902 he was connected with the United States Fish Commission, serving as chief of the fisheries division. He then served as director of the New York Aquarium at Castle Garden, from 1902 until his retirement in 1937. He wrote extensively on fisheries, whaling, fur seals, deep-sea exploration and zoology. Brief ALS, New York Aquarium, Jan. 17, 1923. To Dr. Woodward. "Dear Dr. Woodward: Just a word to say that our friend Patterson of ___? N.J. died this morning. I know you will share my regret." 8-1/2 x 10-3/4 in. Long single red pencil line at top. VG............50-75

 

 

One of the more influential early American geologists

579. Grove Karl Gilbert (1843-1918) known by the abbreviated name G. K. Gilbert in academic literature, was an American geologist. Gilbert was born in Rochester, New York and graduated from the University of Rochester. In 1871, he joined George M. Wheeler's geographical survey as its first geologist. He then joined the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1874, becoming Powell's primary assistant, and stayed with the survey until 1879. During this time he published an important monograph, The Geology of the Henry Mountains (1877). After the creation of the U.S. Geological Survey in 1879, he was appointed to the position of Senior Geologist and worked for the USGS until his death (including a term as acting director). Gilbert published a study of the former ancient Lake Bonneville in 1890 (the lake existed during the Pleistocene), of which the Great Salt Lake is a remnant. He named that lake after the army captain Benjamin L.E. de Bonneville, who had explored this region previously. The type of river delta that Gilbert described at this location has since become known to geomorphologists as Gilbert delta. In 1891 in one of the most controversial moves of his career, he proclaimed that Meteor Crater in Arizona (then referred to as Coon Butte) was the result of a volcanic steam explosion rather than an impact of a meteorite . Gilbert had based his conclusions on a belief that for an impact crater, the volume of the crater including the meteorite should be more than the ejected material on the rim and also a belief that iron a meteorite would have created magnetic anomalies. Gilbert's calculations showed that the volume of the crater and the debris on the rim were roughly equal. Further there were no magnetic anomalies. Gilbert argued that the meteorite fragments found on the rim were just "coincidence." Gilbert would publicize these conclusions in a series of lectures in 1895. Subsequent investigations would reveal that it was in fact a meteor crater. Ironically, Gilbert would be among the first to say that the moon's craters were caused by impact events rather than volcanos. He joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899. Two weeks after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Gilbert took a series of photographs documenting the damage along the San Andreas fault from Inverness to Bolinas. Gilbert is considered one of the giants of the sub-discipline of geomorphology, having contributed to the understanding of landscape evolution, erosion, river incision and sedimentation. Gilbert was a planetary science pioneer, correctly identifying lunar craters as caused by impacts, and carrying out early impact-cratering experiments. Gilbert was one of the more influential early American geologists. Offered here is an ALS, 1908, Faculty Club, Berkeley [Calif], 1p, 5 x 6.5 in. He declines invitation from Woodward. Irregular toning marks around edges o/w VG........75-100

 

580. Mr. Prudden (T. Mitchell Prudden) physician and professor of pathology at Columbia University , for several years had spent his summers exploring the West. In 1895, his last year on Alamo Ranch before moving to Chaco Canyon , Richard Wetherill was once more host and guide to an eastern visitor. Dr. T. Mitchell Prudden, a physician and professor of pathology at Columbia University , for several years had spent his summers exploring the West. The writings of Jackson, Chapin, and Nordenskiold drew him naturally to seek out the Wetherills on the Mancos river. Prudden's 1895 visit marked the beginning of nearly two decades of excursions, resulting in many articles, both popular and scientific, on the antiquities of the Southwest. Following the excavation of a series for mounds on McElmo Creek near Cortez at the northwest foot of mesa Verde, he made his most substantial contribution-the concept of the "unit pueblo" (the small cluster of rooms associated with a single kiva) and the delineation of a stage preceding the building of the more complex Classic structures. ALS written in the 3rd person, not dated but c. 1908. Won't be able to attend meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. To Woodward. Fine.............60-80

 

Considered the foremost authority on the Moon

581. Dr. Frederick E. Wright (1877-1953)American optician and geophysicist. He was the second president of the Optical Society of America from 1918-1919. He was born in Marquette, Michigan, and his father was a state geologist. In 1895 his mother took Frederick and his two brothers to Germany where he would complete his education. He was awarded his Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg. After returning to the United States, he taught at the Michigan College of Mines and became the Assistant State Geologist. He moved to Washington D.C. in 1904, joining the United States Geological Survey. He then spent some time in exploration of Alaska. In 1906 he joined the Carnegie Institution as a member of their Geophysical Laboratory. He remained on the staff until his retirement in 1944. In 1906 he met Kathleen Finley and in 1909 they were married. Their daughter Helen Wright (1914 - 1997) who became a pioneer in the study of science history. Among his contributions were studies in the military uses of optical glass; physical study of lunar features based on the properties of the reflected light, and the precambrian geology of the region near Lake Superior. At the time of his death he was considered the foremost authority on the Moon. He served as the home secretary of the National Academy of Sciences for two decades. He was a member of the Optical Society of America, and was president for three years. In 1941 he became president of the Mineralogical Society of America. He was also a member of the London Physical Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. ALS written in the 3rd person to Woodward accepting invitation to meet members of the National Academy of Sciences. 1p, not dated but c. 1908. 5-1/4 x 6-3/4 in. Toned top edge o/w VG..............75-100

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582. MYSTERY LOT - 10 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............25-35

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English Mixed Lot

583. [ENGLAND] misc. group: Duke of Rutland - ALS, 1853, 3pp. € George Dawson - ALS, no yr, 1p. € H.M. Carlisle - brif ALS, no date € WILLIAM J. FOX - ALS, 1845, 1p. € clip signature of James Whiteside (1804 -1876) Irish politician and judge € Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875) English writer and dean of the Privy Council - last page from ALS, 1874. * Sir William F. BARRETT [1844-1925] British physicist. Professor, Royal College of Science, Dublin [1873-1910]. One of the founders of the Society for Psychical Research [1882]. Did research on magnetism, radiant heat, sound, and vision. Joint author of Introduction to Practical Physics [1892], On Swedenborg [1912], etc. ALS, London, Sept. 21, no year mentioned, 4 pages, 8vo. Fine content letter regarding radio active bodies, ectoplasm and similar subjects. In part: "...I can give you no opinion of any value as regards ectoplasm, as I have never seen it - though I have written on the subject in the Journal 'Light'". * (PORTRAIT) Arkwright, Sir Richard (1732-1792). English inventor and manufacturer. Inventor of water-powered spinning frame (pat. 1769), first machine capable of producing cotton thread of the firmness and hardness required in the warp; opened cloth factories; introduced all-cotton calico (1773). Engraved by J. Posselwhite. * CHARLES THOMAS, Bishop of Ripon. Vellum document signed, 1852, with paper seal intact. Ordination. * 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research. See signatures * Sir Henry James, first Lord James of Hereford 1828-1911, lawyer and statesman. In 1870 he joined (Sir) Henry Drummond Wolff in an expedition to the seat of the Franco-German war, and came under the fire of French artillery at Strassburg.In 1869 James entered the House of Commons as liberal member for Taunton. There he came to the front more quickly than at the bar. In company with (Sir) William Harcourt he was soon a prominent figure on the ministerial side below the gangway, occasionally criticising his leaders with effect. As a parliamentary speaker he was rarely brief, but he held the ear of the house. Very brief ALS, 1889, 1p. Returns something. Slight foxing. * [OPERA] Charlotte H. Sainton-Dolby (1821-1885) English contralto singer. She made various successful attempts as a composer, and the cantatas The Legend of St Dorothea (1876), The Story of the Faithful Soul (1879), and Florimel (1885), enjoyed considerable success. BRIEF ALS [circa 1874], sending her autograph. Laid to album page. See Sainton-Dolby * William Henry Smith - [1825 - 1891] - English bookseller & news agent of the family firm W. H. Smith. He was elected a Member of Parliament, First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Treasury & Leader of the House of Commons. Offered here is a 2 page ALS, 1874. Neatly inlaid to another sheet. Very good condition. RE: Declining an invitation to join a committee as he cannot give the proper time & care required because of his business concerns. PAGE 1 PAGE 2 * Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922) English vocalist. In such songs as "To Anthea," "Simon the Cellarer" or "Maid of Athens," he was unapproachable, and his oratorio singing carried on the finest traditions of his art. He was knighted in 1907. MOUNTED SIGNED DATED 1877. VG.............100-150

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584. [PENN] nice clean album page signed by 2 Penn. congressmen: EDIE, John Rufus, (1814 - 1888) commissioned a major of the Fifteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, May 14, 1861; promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1863 and served with the Fifteenth and Eighth Regiments, United States Infantry, until January 1871, when he was honorably discharged; brevetted colonel September 1, 1864. ROBISON, David Fullerton, (1816 - 1859). Clean & VG..........30-40

 

585. [PENN] nice clean album page signed by 3 Penn. congressmen: FLORENCE, Thomas Birch, (1812 - 1875); TYSON, Job Roberts, (1803 - 1858); PEARCE, John Jamison, (1826 - 1912). VG............25-35

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586. [THEATRE] Frank Gillmore (1867-1943) English-American playwright and a stage and early film actor. He was a founder and former President of Actor's Equity. He made his stage debut in London in 1879, then toured the British provinces for three years before returning to the London stage where he remained for a further five years. During this period he shared lodgings with George Arliss. Gillmore then alternated between appearances in Britain and America for a further five years. Aged 17 he appeared with Lillie Langtry. He married the American actress Laura Margaret MacGillivray whom he met when they both appeared in an American tour of Lady Windermere's Fan. Gillmore became a founder of the Actors' Equity Association in 1913 after the Actors Society of America disbanded in 1912. He made two silent films, The Fairy and the Waif (1915) and The Lifted Veil (1917). From 1918 to 1929 he was the union's Executive Secretary and eventual President, a position he held from 1929 to 1937. He was also the international President of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America from 1938 to 1943. TLS, 1932, 1p, sending his autograph. On Actors' Equity stationery. Mail folds o/w VG............35-45

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Union Lt. Colonel - 3rd Vermont

587. James Henry Platt, Jr. (1837-1894) U.S. Representative from Virginia. Born in St. John's, Canada, Platt moved to Burlington, Vermont. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1859. During the Civil War he entered the Union Army as first sergeant of the Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He served as captain and lieutenant colonel. He declined assignment to duty as chief quartermaster of the Sixth Corps. He settled in Petersburg, Virginia , April 6, 1865. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1867. He moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Upon the readmission of the State of Virginia to representation Platt was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses and served from January 26, 1870, to March 3, 1875. He moved to Colorado in 1887 and settled in Denver. He engaged in the insurance business, paper manufacturing, and in mining. He was drowned in Green Lake, near Georgetown, Colorado, August 13, 1894. SIGNATURE..........20-30

 

588. (MASSACHUSETTS) CENTRAL PART OF NORTHAMPTON, MASS. - original 1839 wood-engraved view, 6-1/4 x 3-1/4 plus margins. VG.................25-35

 

589. (MASSACHUSETTS) CENTRAL PART OF CONCORD, MASS. - original 1839 wood-engraved view, 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 plus margins. Part of the court house is seen on the left. Burying-ground Hill [a post of observation to the British officers in the invasion of 1775] is seen a short distance beyond. VG...................25-35

 

590. (MASSACHUSETTS) LENOX, MASS. - original 1839 wood-engraved view, 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 plus margins. VG.................25-35

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591. [PORTRAIT] Daniel Webster (1782-1852} American statesman. Original antique engraved portrait, image approx. 4.5 x 3.5" plus margins. VG........25-35

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592. Oliver Herford (1863-1935) British-born American writer, artist and illustrator who has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Ladies' Home Journal, he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the "Little Book of Bores" . He also wrote short poems like "The Chimpanzee" and "The Hen", as well as writing and illustrating "The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten" (1904) and "Excuse It Please" (1930). Signed bank check, 1934, excellent condition. Also included is an invitation card, The Players, 1933, signed in ink by Herford. This card has stains along right side edge. Two signed pieces...........50-75

 

593. [MIXED LOT] [1] Robert Todd Lincoln as Secretary of War - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 3, LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR - concerning Col. A.F. ROCKWELL, U.S.A., IN RELATION TO A SYSTEM OF TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SERVICE IN WASHINGTON. Signed IN TYPE ROBERT T. LINCOLN. DEC. 4, 1884, 6pp. 48TH Congress, 2D Session, US Senate. CLICK HERE TO SEE ITEM [2] Eugene J. Lipman [1919-1994] noted Rabbi. TLS, 1958, 1p. [3] Neil A. Armstrong - astronaut. Signed color photo [autopen signature]. [4] James Asheton Bayard, Jr. (1799-1880) American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware. Clip signature. [5] Sereno E. Payne (1843-1914) United States Representative from New York and the first House Majority Leader, holding the office from 1899 to 1911. He was a Republican Congressman from 1883 to 1887 and then from 1889 to his death in 1914. He was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for 12 years starting in 1899. The Payne-Aldrich Tariff is perhaps the most significant legislation he introduced during that period. He was known as a staunch protectionist. Brief ALS, 1906. [6] Eli Thayer (1819-1899) member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Thayer was born in Mendon, Massachusetts. He is chiefly remembered for his connection with the "Kansas Crusade," the purpose of which was to secure the admission of Kansas to the Union as a free State. With this aim in view, early in 1854 Thayer organized the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company to send anti-slavery settlers to the Kansas Territory. Signature [bad mounting stains show thru]. [7] James Buffington - signature to which he adds Fall River, Mass. Confusing because there was a Buffington who was a congressman but from Penn. [8] Gerry Spence - noted trail lawyer. Signed 1953 FDC honoring American Bar Association. [9] card signed Chesterfield, June 17, 1930. [10] Sir Henry Slesser, KC (1883-1979) was a barrister and Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and later a senior judge. Signed card, 1930........80-120

 

594. [MUSIC] Clara de Chatelain (1807-1876) English writer and composer, who wrote numerous charming ballads and songs as well as a Handbook of the Four Elements of Vocalisation (1850). In addition, she produced several books of fairy tales: The Silver Swan (1847), Child's Own Book of Fairy Tales (1850), Merry Tales for Little Folk (1851), Little Folks' Books (1857), and The Sedan-Chair. ALS, n.d., 1p, 3-3/4 x 6 in. Asks recipient to look at her "short tale of mine entitled __? Eye....to insertion in the St James's...." de Chatelain died insane. VG....50-75

 

595. [MUSIC] Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (1813-1890) French violinist. In 1844 he made his first appearance in England, at a Philharmonic concert directed by Mendelssohn. Settling in London, he was in 1845 appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music. In the early organizations for chamber music which culminated in the establishment of the popular concerts, Sainton bore an important part; and when the Royal Italian Opera was started at Covent Garden, he led the orchestra under Michael Costa, with whom he migrated to Her Majesty's Theatre in 1871. From 1848 to 1855 he was leader of the Queen's Band, and in 1862 he conducted the music at the opening of the International Exhibition. In 1860, he married the famous contralto singer, Miss Charlotte Dolby. He was leader of the principal provincial festivals for many years, and gave a farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1883. He died in October 1890. His method was sound, his style artistic, and his educational work of great value, the majority of the most successful orchestral violinists having been his pupils. Brief ALS, 1863, 1p, 4.5 x 7". Some stains & off-setting caused by folding while ink was still wet.............50-75

Portrait of Sainton

 

596. [FILM] JANET LEIGH [1927-2004] Academy Award-nominated actress. Leigh's best-known role was in the Alfred Hitchcock classic 1960 film Psycho. Signature on 3x5 card.......20-30

 

597. [OPERA] Robert Radford (1874-1933) British bass singer who made his career entirely in Britain, becoming one of the foremost singers of oratorio and concert work and equally having great success in a wide range of operatic roles from Wagner to Gilbert and Sullivan. SIGNED card, 1922. Toned around edges......20-30

 

598. [THEATRE] John Orlando Parry (1810-1879) Welsh actor, pianist, artist, comedian and singer. SIGNATURE dated August 12th 1865. Mounted..........20-30

 

599. [Olympics] Horace Ashenfelter, III (b.1923) American athlete. He competed in international athletics from 1947 to 1956 after service in World War II. Ashenfelter was one of America's finest runners during his career. Although he was considered a long shot, Ashenfelter was the surprise winner of the steeplechase at the 1952 Summer Olympics at Helsinki. He finished ahead of Vladimir Kazantsev of USSR and John Disley of Great Britain, and broke Kazantsev's unofficial world record. Since Ashenfelter worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation , it led to humorous comments about him being the first American spy who allowed himself to be chased by a Russian. In addition, Ashenfelter won the Sullivan Award as outstanding amateur athlete for the year 1952. The indoor track facility at his alma mater, Penn State, is named in his honor. Signed & inscribed album page. He adds 3000 meter steeplechase 1952 Olympic Games.........20-30

 

600. [Olympics] Tom Courtney (b. 1933) iAmerican athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Signed album page to which he adds 1956 Olympic 800 meters, 1600 meter relay.......20-30

 

601. [MUSIC] Ivor Foster (1870-1959) Baritone and teacher of singing. SIGNATURE ON ALBUM PAGE, HE DATES IT MARCH 1/1902. SIGNED BELOW BY H. LANE WILSON........20-30

 

602. [MIXED LOT] [1] Ben Spock (1903-1998) American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. Signed card. [2] Bainbridge Wadleigh (1831-1891) US Senator from New Hampshire. SIGNED CARD, DATED 1874. [3] [CABINET] William DeWitt Mitchell [1874-1955] U.S. Attorney General for the entirety of Herbert Hoover's Presidency. Born in Winona, Minnesota, he received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. After he was admitted to the Minnesota bar he began practicing law in St. Paul. Mitchell served as an infantry officer during the Spanish-American War and World War I. On June 4, 1925, he was appointed Solicitor General of the United States. President Hoover appointed him Attorney General of the United States on March 4, 1929, and he held that office until March 4, 1933. Mitchell then settled in New York City where he practiced law. He was named chairman of the Committee on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and chief counsel of the joint congressional committee investigating the attack on Pearl Harbor. He died in 1955, in Syosset, New York. signed 3-3/4 X 2-1/4 IN. card. [4] Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch, RA, RWS (1869 - 1955) was an artist in oils and watercolours. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time. Lamorna Birch was born in Egremont in Cheshire, England. He was self-taught as an artist, other than for a brief period of study at the Académie Colarossi in Paris during 1895. He is thought of as a painter of northern England, but his most important period was when he settled in Lamorna, Cornwall in 1902, and many of his most famous pictures date from this time and the beautiful Lamorna Cove is usually their subject matter. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892. He held his first one man exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1906. He is said to have produced more than 20,000 pictures. The exhibition Shades of British Impressionism Lamorna Birch and his Circle was shown at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in the Mezzanine in October 2004. This details his links with Henry Scott Tuke and Thomas Cooper Gotch and many others who settled in the artists' colony in the 1880s and 1890s. "These painters helped to change the face of British art. Their emphasis on colour and light, truth and social realism brought about a revolution in British art." says the catalogue for the show. SIGNED CARD dated 1935. VG. [5] MYSTERY LOT - 9 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research. See signatures [6] 58. - American artist famous for his portrait of Lincoln used for postage stamp. His Lincoln portrait hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Signed 1922 bank check. [7] H.S. Bundy - Congressman from Ohio. Signature. [8] TAYLOR, Joseph Danner [1830-1899] Representative from Ohio; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was judge advocate of the Department of Indiana in 1863 and 1864 SIGNATURE. [9] HATCH, Herschel Harrison [1837-1920] Representative from Michigan. SIGNATURE. [10] etching by A. Lalauze, portrait of Alain Rene Lesage........100-150

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603. [PORTRAIT] John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870) American novelist and Whig politician who served as United States Secretary of the Navy 1852 & 1853, during the administration of President Millard Fillmore, and as a U.S. Representative from the Maryland's 4th congressional district. Antique original engraved portrait. Approx. 6.5 x 5 oval" plus margins. Neatly inlaid. VG..........25-35

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604. Gloria Loring (born Gloria Jean Goff on December 12, 1946 in New York City) is an American singer and actress. Signed 3x5 card..........15-20

 

605. MARY WILSON - singer., best known for her work as a founding member of The Supremes. Signed 3x5 card..........20-30

 

606. [FILM] Rand Brooks [1918-2003] The screen star who played Scarlett O'Hara's ill-fated first husband Charles Hamilton in the 1939 classic film Gone With The Wind. Bold sig. on 3x5 card.

 

607. [MIXED LOT] [1] William E. Leuchtenburg (b. 1922) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill and the leading scholar of the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history. SIGNED 1p. typescript from "THE PERILS PF PROPERITY." About "liberal intellectuals to radicalism", mentioning Upton Sinclair, Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. [2] Mike Mansfield (1903-2001) American Democratic politician and the longest-serving Majority Leader of the United States Senate, serving from 1961 to 1977. Born in New York City to Irish Catholic immigrants, he was raised in Montana, where he graduated from the University of Montana and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mansfield represented the state of Montana throughout his political career. Signed 5x7 photo. VG. [3] Isaac TOUCEY [1792-1869] Atty. General [1848-49]; Sec. of the Navy [1857-61]. Suspected, possibly without reason, of arranging US NAVAL FORCES IN 1860 so as to aid the South in its secession. Mounted signature on brown paper [unattractive]. [4] Ray Conniff [1916-2002] Am. musician. Signed card. [5] Brian Priestman - British conductor. Signed card. [6] CHIEF OF REVENUE AGENTS DURING WORLD WAR I] JOHN D. MURPHY (1885-1949). Lawman, Chief of revenue agents, U.S. Treasury, Washington, D. C., 1918. Murphy went on to serve as partner, Lewis, Murphy & Co.. accountants and tax consultants (1919-26); among his other duties. SCARCE SIGNED BANK CHECK, 1918, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, DC. [7] GEO. P. HOOVER (d. 1943). Trial attorney at the Teapot Dome Scandal litigation. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1922., Receipt for deposit of funds. Resembles a bank check........40-60

 

608. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] Edward Martin (1879-1967) Gov. Pennsylvania & US Senator. Signature. [2] Alexandra Danilova (1903-1997) Russian-born prima ballerina who became an American citizen. She had a long intimate relationship with George Balanchine although they never officially married. Signed, inscribed 3x5 card. Fine. [3] Hiram Walbridge (1821-1870) U.S. Rep. from NY. Signature. [4] Peter W. Strader (1818-1881) U.S. Rep. from Ohio. Signature. [5] Charles Stewart (1840-1907) English zoologist and comparative anatomist. Stewart was born in Plymouth and studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital, receiving his MRCS in 1862. He was Conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1884 to 1900, in succession to William Henry Flower. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 4 June 1896, and he was the president of the Linnean Society from 1890 to 1894. Brief ALS, 1901, 1p. "Dear Sir, I have arranged for the visit of your party on Oct. 5th. Yours truly C. Stewart. VG. [6] Sir Thomas Brooke-Pechell, 2nd Baronet (1753-1826) Major General. Signed address panel postmarked 1833. [7] Moses Norris, Jr. (1799-1855) United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [8] G. MONOD [Monod, Gabriel-Jean-Jacques. 1844-1912]. French historian. Founder and director of Revue historique (1875); lectured at École des Hautes Études, École Normale Supérieure; professor, Collège de France (1905). Author of Allemands et Français (1872), Études critiques sur les sources de l' histoire mérovingienne (1872-85), etc. ANS, in English. Clipped from a letter but complete in itself. Mounted. No year. [9] Jonathan Chace (1829-1917) US Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. He was also the nephew of famed 19th century abolitionist Elizabeth Buffum Chace and had himself been active in the Underground Railroad during his time in Philadelphia, where he operated a dry goods store. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] Alan Dershowitz (b. 1938) American lawyer, and political commentator. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is known for his career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases. SIGNED 3x5 card.............100-150

 

609. [ART] Original etching by Gaston-Louis Rodriguez, after a painting by Publio De Tommasi, titled GOLDEN DREAMS. The following is printed on the tissue guard: "This is a painter's picture, to which any one of a half dozen titles might be tacked, from the somewhat worn "Dolce far Niente" upwards. The artist has simply posed his model, this dark-haired, smiling Italian beauty, in a convenient dishabille, in a picturesque attitude, with an appropriate arrangement of flowers, draperies, etc., and painted her as a very superior article of studio bric-a-brac. The title of this no-subject comes afterwards, and can be most anything you please. The justification of the work lies, of course, in the artistic rendering of an excellent bit of color and texture, and the etcher gives us his word, in this very good translation, that the painter has done justice to his theme." The image is approx. 7-3/4 x 11-3/4" plus margins. Only faults at outer edges, well away from image area.............100-150

See etching

 

610. LOUIS ELSBERG (1836-1885) physician & author. Two ALS's [1875] on postal cards.......25-35

 

611. (OHIO) MARTIN L. DAVEY (1884-1946) Governor. DS, 1935, appoitment...........25-35

 

612. [MUSIC] Cora Chase (1892-1984) Metropolitan Opera Star. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph, dated Jan. 1922. There are surface crack-lines in top area down to her eye level. One more serious line run at her eye level.........50-75

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613. [PHILADELPHIA LAW] Charles CHAUNCEY, born in New Haven, 17 August, 1777; died in Burlington, New Jersey, 30 August, 1849, was graduated at Yale in 1792, and received the degree of LL.D. from the same College in 1827. He removed to Philadelphia, was admitted to the bar there in 1799, and soon attained distinction, though he had for competitors such men as John Sargeant and Horace Binney. He declined various civil and judicial offices, preferring to practice law. ALS, PHILA. 1828, 1p, 4to. To Garret D. Wall. Concerns a legal matter...........................40-60

 

614. [MULTIPLE LOT] MISC. autographs offered as one lot: [1] HOLMES, Sidney Tracy [ 1815-1890] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE, irregular sun toned. [2] Mary Cowden Clarke [1809-1898] Eng. author. Clip signature. [3] [ENGLAND] H.B. LEGGE [1708-1764] English statesman. He was private secretary to Sir Robert Walpole. Legge only shared temporarily in the downfall of Walpole, and became in quick succession Surveyor-General of Woods and Forests, a Lord of the Admiralty, and a Lord of the Treasury. In 1748 he was sent as envoy extraordinary to Frederick the Great, and although his conduct in Berlin was sharply censured by George II, he became Treasurer of the Navy soon after his return to England. In April 1754 he joined the ministry of the duke of Newcastle as chancellor of the Exchequer. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example. Click to see Legge [4] [FDR] William E. Leuchtenburg (b. 1922) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill and the leading scholar of the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history. Signed 1p. typescript from THE PERILS OF PROSPERITY. Begins with "The vote was less a triumph for Roosevelt than a rejection of Hoover..." [5] Jeane Dixon (1904-1997) was one of the best-known American astrologers and psychics of the 20th century, due to her syndicated newspaper astrology column, some well-publicized predictions and a best-selling biography. SIGNED/INSCRIBED Prayer card, 2.5 x 4 in. VG. [6] Charles Seymour (1885-1963) American academic, historian and President of Yale University from 1937 to 1951. Seymour served as the chief of the Austro-Hungarian Division of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in 1919. He was also the U.S. delegate on the Romanian, Yugoslavian, and Czechoslovakian Territorial Commissions in 1919. TLS, Yale Univ., Sept. 19, 1940, 1p. To Professor Louis W. McKeehan, Sloane Physics Laboratory [Yale]. Acknowledges sabbatical leave of absence. [7] [ENGLAND] Frederick Romilly (1810-1887) sat as Liberal MP for Canterbury between March 1850 and the general election of 1852. SIGNED ADDRESS PANAL postmarked 1839. [8] Bill Pogue (b. 1930) is a retired American astronaut. Sig/inscribed 3x5 card. [9] Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953) rose to become one of the most influential Irish American political figures from 1920s to the 1950s. He earned his law degree at Fordham in 1912 and won election, with Tammany Hall's backing, to the New York state assembly in 1917 and served through 1921. He later served as Bronx County Sheriff from 1922 to 1925 . From 1922 to the time of his death he served as chairman of the Bronx Democratic organization. Known for his honesty and reform principles, he served as secretary of state and a trusted advisor to Franklin Roosevelt during the latter's term as governor of New York State . He helped Roosevelt through all of his elections and was one of the driving forces behind Truman's 1948 election victory. In 1940 Roosevelt tapped him to be the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. SIGNATURE, [10] [ENGLAND] ROUNDELL PALMER - 1st Earl of Selborne [1812-1895]. English jurist. M.P. (1847-52, 1853-57, 1861-72); solicitor general (1861); attorney general (1863-65); opposed Gladstone' s Irish church policy; lord chancellor (1872-74, 1880-85); author of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of 1873, which established a single hierarchy of courts; edited a hymnal, The Book of Praise (1863). Created earl (1882). CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted.......100-150

 

615. [POLITICS] mixed lot: [1] Thomas Clay McCreery (1816-1890) Democratic U.S. Senator from Kentucky. SIGNED CARD. [2] John H. Trumbull (1873-1961) 55th Governor of Connecticut. SIGNED CARD. [3] Frank J. Lausche [1895-1990] 47th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, as the 55th and 57th Governor of Ohio, and as a United States Senator from Ohio for two terms [1957-69]. Signed card, 1953. [4] Herbert H. Lehman [1878-1963] Gov. & senator from NY. Signature. [5] William V. Allen - US senator from Neb. Clip signature. [6] Gilbert M. Hitchcock [1859-1934] senator from Neb. Signed card. [7] John J. Ingalls - US senator from Kansas. Signed card. [8] Eugene Hale [1836-1918] US senator from Maine. Signature. [9] Geo. F. Edmonds - US senator from Vermont. Signature. [10] WINANS, Edwin Baruch [1826-1894] Representative from Michigan. CLIP SIGNATURE. [11] CHAPMAN, Bird Beer s [1821-1871] Delegate from the Territory of Nebraska. SIGNATURE.......80-120

 

616. [TEXAS] Joseph Weldon Bailey, Sr. [1862-1929] United States Senator, and Representative, lawyer, and a Populist political figure. He served as a Congressional Representative between 1891 and 1901, and as the House minority leader from 1897 until 1899. In 1901, he was elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1913. His political career was tarnished by an assault against Senator Albert J. Beveridge, and subsequent investigations brought to light suspicious income and financial ties to the oil industry. Although he was regarded as a great populist orator, even influencing William Jennings Bryan in some aspects of his political philosophy allegations against him in 1906 threatened his election to the United States Senate. Clip signature..........20-30

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617. [AMERICANA] misc. mixed lot: [1] (US CONGRESSMEN) album page 7 signatures: E.J. Hill [1845-1917 Ct] € Wm. S. Greene [1841-1924 Mass] € C.H. Grosvenor [1833-1917 Ohio]. On other side are signatures of W.P. Hepburn [1833-1916 Iowa] € C.A. Sulloway [1839-1917 NH] € J.B. Strode [1845-1924 Neb] € Morgan B. Williams [1831-1903 Pa]. VG. [2] James Y. Smith [1809-1876] Gov. of Rhode Island during the civil war [May 26, 1863 - May 29, 1866]. Excellent example of his autograph signature on slip with wide clean margins. [3] US CONGRESSMEN] album page signed on one side by: LASH, Israel George, (1810 - 1878) NC; BURDETT, Samuel Swinfin, (1836 - 1914) Missouri - entered the Union Army as a private in the First Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, in May 1861; promoted to the rank of lieutenant, later becoming captain, and served until August 1864; SWEENEY, William Northcut, (1832 - 1895) Ky. VG. [4] ohn Scott (1824-1896) US Senator from Penn. Signature. [5] Robert Carter Nicholas (1793-1857) United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Hanover, Virginia, he served in the War of 1812 as a captain and major. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Louisiana, where he became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish in 1820. Nicholas was elected as a Jacksonian (later, a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator-elect Charles E.A. Gayarre and served from January 13, 1836, to March 3, 1841. He was Secretary of State of Louisiana from 1843 to 1846, when he resigned; he died in Terrebonne Parish in 1857. Interment was in the Burthe vault, St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans. SIGNATURE CLIPPED FROM ALBUM PAGE. [6] Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861 -1931) American physicist. In March 1901, President William McKinley appointed him as the first director of the Bureau of Standards. By request of U.S. secretary of the treasury, prepared report on a proposed Bureau of Standards, drafted bill establishing bureau (passed by Congress, 1901), and became first director of the bureau (1901-23). President, M.I.T. (1923-30). DOCUMENT SIGNED, Bureau of Standards Certificate, 1906. Issued to S.I.P. Geneve; submitted by R.S. Woodward - ONE WHITE BRONZE METER BAR NO. 17. TEST NO. 1581, also signed in ink by Louis A. Fischer, In charge of test. Mail folds o/w fine. [7] [US CONGRESSMEN] Album page signed by 3 congressmen on one side and 3 on the other side. Includes: James M. Robinson [1861-1942] Ind. / Ferdinand Brucker [1858-1904] Mich / Robert W. Miers [1848-1930] Ind. On the other side: Samuel Maxwell [1825-1901] Neb / Wm. T. Zenor [1846-1916] Ind / Sam. M. Clark [1842-1900] Iowa. VG. [8] Jackson Kemper (1789-1870) was the first missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. He was the son of Col. Daniel Kemper, a former aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington. In 1835, the Episcopal Church undertook to consecrate missionary bishops to preach the Gospel west of the settled areas, and Kemper was the first to be chosen. Signature clipped away from letter. Laid to backing sheet; one fold. [9] G.H. Richards, Sear Building, Boston, writes 2 letters to Col. Francis E. Heath, both dated 1893, 1p. each about stock purchase in Skowhegan Pulp Co. We don't know who Richards was but Col. [Brig. Gen.] Heath had a distinguished record during the civil war. He was in command of the 19th Maine Inf'y Reg't., 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps at Gettysburg. On the evening of July 2d this Regiment at a position on the left of Batt'y C, 5th U.S. helped to repel the enemy that had driven in Humphreys' Division, taking one battle flag and re-capturing four guns. On July 3, after engaging the enemy's advance from this position, it moved to the right to the support of the 2d Brigade and joined in the final charge and repulse of Pickett's Command. Effective strength. July 2d. 405; Killed & mortally wounded 65; Wounded not fatally, 137; Missing 4. Colonel Francis E. Heath, who was wounded on July 3rd. [10] Early Shipping Bill of Lading from the Rowland G. Hazard papers, dated Providence [RI], 1836. For eleven bales domestic goods [known as Hazard's Goods] being shipped on the Brig Waltham, now in Harbor of Providence and bound for Savannah [Georgia]. 9-3/8 x 4-3/4 in. Numerous foxing spots, folds o/w good............80-120

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618. [AMERICANA] misc. mixed lot: [1] (RAILROAD) M.E.I. (Melville Ezra Ingalls) (1842-1914). important railroad man, President of the Big Four. He was one of the founders of the Cincinnati Art Museum; pres. Cincinnati Exposition; one of the pioneers in the modern playground movement, advocating more baseball and athletic fields for children. TLS, 1896, as President of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co. ANS [signed with initials] at bottom of TLS by J.A. Barnard, The Peoria & Eastern Railway Co., Indianapolis, 1894, 1p, 4to. "J.A.B. I will send it to you just as soon as it comes back to us from Richmond. Rent should commence from March 1st payable first of each succeeding month. Vouchers will be made up in Mr. Axtell's office at Richmond." VG. Very scarce in autograph material. [2] Early Shipping Bill of Lading from the Rowland G. Hazard papers, dated Providence [RI], 1829. For one Hogshead Georgia Syrup being shipped on the Sloop Providence, now in Port of Providence and bound for New York. 8-3/4 x 6 in. A few light foxing spots, tattered right edge affects nothing. VG. Nice small vignette for W. R. Danforth, Printer, Providence. Master of the sloop was George L. Brown, who signs at bottom. Damaged along right side edge. [3] MITCHELL, Hugh Burnton, a Senator and a Representative from Washington; born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., March 22, 1907; attended the public schools at Great Falls, Mont., and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; engaged in editorial work on a newspaper in Everett, Wash., 1931-1933; elected Democratic precinct committeeman in Everett, Wash., 1931; served as executive assistant to Monrad C. Wallgren during his services in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate 1933-1945; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Monrad C. Wallgren and served from January 10, 1945, until his resignation on December 25, 1946; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1946; engaged in economic research and public relations; elected to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election as Governor of Washington; was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress and in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged as owner and partner in transportation and manufacturing businesses since 1953; chairman, Committee for Washington Tax Reform; was a resident of Seattle, Wash. until his death on June 10, 1996. SIGNED PROOF SHEET FOR HIS BIO. IN WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, 1946-47. [4] [NEW HAMPSHIRE] Isaac Twombly (1735-1824] Manuscript Document Signed, Rochester [NH] Oct. 31, 1793, 1p., approx. 6x2". Rec. of Andrew Rollins....Ichebod Rollins as witness. Isaac Twombly was a Quaker and one of twenty-two belonging to the Society of Friends from Rochester, NH, that "did not choose to sign," the 1776 Revolutionary War Proposal. One hundred and ninety-eight persons in Rochester (N.H.) signed this agreement, twenty-two belonging to the Society of Friends "did not choose to sign," and twenty-two others refused to sign. This placed every man as a friend or an enemy to his country, and informed the committee of Safety what individuals to watch or disarm.". [5] Louis E. ATKINSON [1841-1910] US Representative from Pennsylvania; during the Civil War entered the medical department of the United States Army on September 5, 1861; served as assistant surgeon in the First Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry and as surgeon of the One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, until mustered out in December 1865; was disabled while in the Army and, being unable to practice medicine, studied law. SIGNATURE. [6] THOMAS MELVILL Jun. [1776-1845] sent to Europe as a banker at age 18; exporter; farmer in Pittsfield, Mass; uncle of the famous author Herman Melville. DS, Carriage to Liverpool and Charges - Received payment for James Tisdale. 8x3 in. Docketed 1790 on verso so he would have been 14 at the time; 4 years later a banker in Europe. Although not a valuable signature it is rare. Fine.. [7] EDWARD HAMILTON - ALS, Boston, 1885, 1p, 4to. To M.E. Ingalls, the famous railroad man. "So many years have passed since I saw you, that you may have forgotten me, and I should not now trespass on your time except by the advice of my counsel & our friend Woodbury, who feels that you like myself still think the grand principles of American government should be maintained against the wild theories of ambitious & selfish, as well as short sighted men. Your Senator Sherman last fall made a silly speech here and I thought now he again proposes to come before the people of Ohio for endorsement, it was a good time to show him up a little. I wish you would put this where it will reach your people, and have a copy sent me if used or return it to me if not used. I have headed it as to the Enquirer. If they do not want it perhaps some other paper would be better." Fine. [8] J.F. TUCKER - General Superintendent, Illinois Central Railroad Co. ALS, Chicago, 1877, 1p, 4to. To M.E. Ingalls, the famous railroad man. Mentions that the 3 mail cars are finished & they will cost about $3100 each. File punch holes left margin - no affect. [9] George Mitchell (b. 1933) American Statesman. TLS, US Senate stationery,Jan. 4, 1989, 1p, 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. To Guy Gannett Publishing Co., Portland, Maine. To Allan. "I appreciate your thinking of me during this holiday season. I certainly enjoy the two books, especially the Bill Caldwell book. I am looking forward to my new role in the Senate and the challenges that the 101st Congress will bring. Thank you for your kinfs words." Signed "George." In comparison with other Mitchell signatures this does not appear to be an autopen signature. [10] Henry C. Deming (1815-1872) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. He was admitted to the bar in 1839 and began practice in New York City but devoted his time chiefly to literary work. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1847. He entered the Union Army in September 1861 as colonel of the Twelfth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. He served as mayor of New Orleans under martial law from October 1862 to February 1863, when he resigned from the Army. Signature.............100-150

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619. [AMERICANA MIXED LOT] [1] [HARVARD] Thomas Hill (1818-1891) American Unitarian clergyman, mathematician, scientist, philosopher and educator. Taught to read at an early age, Hill read voraciously and was well regarded for his capacious and accurate memory. He was taught botany by his father, took a delight in nature and devised scientific instruments, one of which was designed to calculate eclipses and was subsequently awarded the Scott Medal by the Franklin Institute. Though not formally educated in his youth, Hill briefly attended the Lower Dublin Academy in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania and the Leicester Academy in Massachusetts, now the Leicester campus of Becker College, leaving in 1837. He earned his A.B. and D.Div. from Harvard University in 1843 and 1845 respectively. Hill was president of Antioch College from 1860 to 1862 until the Civil War forced the college to shut down; he then held the presidency of Harvard University from 1862 to 1868. Ink signed form letter, Harvard College, Nov. 1, 1865, 1p, 5x8", filled in by Hill. Sent to Paul Willard, concerning meeting of the Law School. VG. [2] Asbury Dickins [1780-1861] Secretary of the U S. senate. He lived his early life in Philadelphia, and afterward spent several years in Europe. In 1801 he was associated with Joseph Dennie in founding the "Port Folio" at Philadelphia. He was a clerk in the treasury department under Secretary Crawford from 1816 till 1833, and while there composed and read Secretary Crawford's successful vindication of himself against the charges preferred by Ninian Edwards, then minister to Mexico. He was chief clerk of the state department in 1833'6, and became secretary of the United States senate in 1836, an office that he retained until 1861. He published an oration on Washington (Philadelphia. 1800; New York. 1825). Heavily browned CLIP "Free" SIGNATURE as Secretary of the Senate. Accompanied by 1853 government document, Report of The Secretary of the Senate. Amount paid for documents, books, and maps or purchased for distribution by order of the Senate since the 1st May, 1832. Signed in type Asbury Dickins. 17 pages. [3] [OHIO] Album page signed by 3 Ohio Congressmen [all on same side]: CAMPBELL, Lewis Davis, (1811 - 1882) served in the Union Army as colonel of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and 1862; appointed by President Andrew Johnson as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico on May 4, 1866; WADE, Edward, (1802 - 1866); LEITER, Benjamin Franklin, (1813 - 1866). VG. [4] Album page signed on both sides by: THORNBURGH, Jacob Montgomery, a Representative from Tennessee; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a private and was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, July 11, 1863 / BAGLEY, George Augustus, a Representative from New York. On the other side: WRIGHT, Hendrick Bradley, a Representative from Pennsylvania / NEAL, Henry Safford, a Representative from Ohio. VG. [5] EUGENE ERNST PRUSSING (1855-?). American author and lawyer; author of GEORGE WASHINGTON, IN LOVE AND OTHERWISE (1925) and THE ESTATE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, DECEASED (1927). Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., Bank check with vignette of bank. 1921. Clear signature. [6] Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, Mis. Doc. No. 66, Estimate - Experiments On Gun Metal. Signed IN TYPE Jeff'n Davis. Feb. 24, 1857, printed on both sides. 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. [7] Benjamin F. Rice (1828-1905) Republican politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1868 to 1873. Rice was born in East Otto, New York, on May 26, 1828; his schooling was private. He studied law, and upon his admission to the bar began practice in Irvine, Kentucky , in which state's house of representatives he served from 1855 to 1856. In 1856 he served as a presidential elector for the Republican ticket; in 1860 he moved to Minnesota, where he began service as a Union captain during the Civil War. Eventually he gained promotion to the rank of major in position of judge advocate with the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In 1864 Rice settled in Little Rock, Arkansas and resumed his law practice. He was active in organizing the Republican Party in the state, and was appointed the chair of a committee which in 1868 prepared the state's code of practice. Upon readmission of Arkansas to the Union, Rice was elected to the Senate, serving from 1868 to 1873 and holding at one point the chairmanship of the Committee on Mines and Mining. Clip Signature as USS, mounted. Rice signature [8] SAM FREEMAN (1743-1831) American jurist from Maine. He was an active patriot during the Revolutionary struggle; was secretary of the Cumberland County convention in 1774, secretary of the provincial congress [John Hancock was president] in 1775, member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1776 and 1778. From 1776 - 1805 he was also postmaster of Portland. The historian William Willis described Freeman: "We believe no other man ever held so many responsible trusts at one time, and none was ever more faithful in the discharge of his duties." Signed court document, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Portland [then Maine], 1807, 8 x 9 in. Stephen Longfellow [so stated in text] witnessed Freeman's signature. He was the father of the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Nice signature of Freeman as Clerk. [9] [MISSOURI] Edwin Dean - Agent for the Singer Manufacturing Co. ALS, St. Louis, on wonderful Singer letterhead, July 27, 1867, 1p, 8x10 in. Sewing machine business. Mounting traces on verso along one edge. [10] [CIVIL WAR] JOHN MANNING JR. [1830-1899] Representative from North Carolina; enlisted in the Chatham Rifles in 1861; was made first lieutenant, later becoming adjutant of the Fifteenth Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, and served throughout the Civil War. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Manning......100-150

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620. [MIXED LOT] [1] [PHILADELPHIA] C. TOWER - noted trial lawyer. LS, Phila., 1885, 1-1/2 pages, 4to. To William Henry Rawle, praising Rawle's oration of the statue of Chief Justice Marshall [1884] at Washington. Continues with compliment of Rawle on his address : The Case of the Educated Unemployed," delivered before the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Society. Excellent letter. [2] IRA A. HAYNES [1859-1955] General, U.S. Army. He served in Hawaii [1899]. Signed 1920 Riggs National Bank check. [3] KEEPER OF THE PRIVY PURSE) - Sir Thos. (Myddleton) Biddulph [1809-1878] He entered the Army as a Cornet (1st Life Guards) in 1826. On his promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1857 he went on half pay. He was later appointed Master of the Queen's Household, and then Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall. In 1867 he was appointed Keeper of the Queen's Privy Purse. Sir Thomas had enjoyed the Queen's trust and confidence for 27 years, but there had been one occasion when he had threatened to resign, because of rows with John Brown, the Queen's personal gillie and favourite. It is on record that the Queen made gentle fun of Sir Thomas behind his back: with roars of laughter she told Sir Henry Ponsonby how shocked Sir Thomas had been by the design for a medal of the Ashanti campaign and she quoted his comment, "Roman soldiers with nothing - nothing at all - but helmets on." However, Sir Thomas was not without a sense of humour: in 1871, when the Queen was gravely ill with an abscess on her arm, Lady Churchill wanted to send for all her children. "Goodness", said Sir Thomas, "that would have killed her at once!" Two [2] ALSs, 1874 and 1876, each 1p. [4] [US CONGRESSMEN] album page signed on both sides by: RIDGELY, Edwin Reed, (1844 - 1927) Ks; SIMS, Thetus Willrette, (1852 - 1939) Tenn; CLARDY, John Daniel, (1828 - 1918) Ky. Signed on the other side by: BOTKIN, Jeremiah Dunham, (1849 - 1921) Kan; GREENE, William Laury, (1849 - 1899) Neb; SKINNER, Harry, (1855 - 1929). VG. [5] [STOCK CERTIFICATE] JOHN F. SHAFROTH (1887-1967) distinguished naval officer, comdr. battleship division that bombarded Japan in 1945. DS, 1928, North American Edison Co. [6] [SCIENCE] Alembert, Jean Le Rond [1717-1783]. French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Son of Mme. de Tencin and of the chevalier Destouches; member of Academy of Sciences (1741); wrote Traitéde dynamique (1743) containing "d' Alembert' s principle,"Traitéde l' équilibre et du mouvement des fluides (1744), Réflexions sur la cause générale des vents (1747) containing his discovery of partial differential equations; explained precession of equinoxes, rotation of Earth' s axis; associated with Diderot in editing the Encyclopédie (1746-54), writing Discours préliminaire for Vol. I (1751); member (1754) of French Academy; wrote six volumes of Histoire des membres de l' Académie (1785-87); author also of Éléments de musique (1752), Mélanges de littérature, d' histoire et de philosophie (1753); published collected Opuscules mathématiques (1761-80). ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean. [7] LADD, George Washington, a Representative from Maine; born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, September 28, 1818; attended the common schools and Kents Hill Seminary; engaged in the drug business in Bangor, Maine; later engaged in the lumber, commission, and wholesale grocery business in Bangor; was also interested in railroad development; elected as a Greenback candidate to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 30, 1892; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. SIGNATURE. [8] LAMPORT, William Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Brunswick, N.Y., May 27, 1811; moved with his parents to Gorham, Ontario County, in 1826; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; supervisor of Gorham in 1848 and 1849; sheriff of Ontario County 1850-1853; member of the State assembly in 1854; moved to Canandaigua in 1864; president of the village of Canandaigua in 1866 and 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; retired to Canandaigua, N.Y., where he died July 21, 1891; interment in the West Avenue Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted. [9] [ASSAULT ON A POLICEMAN] H.D. Hawley - Singer Sewing Co. Agent. ALS, on illust. sewing machine letterhead, Savannah, Ga., Nov. 4, 1871, written on both sides of 8.5 x 11 in. sheet. To the Singer Manufacturing Company about a Lady La Velle who was unhappy with Singer for not exchanging her sewing machine, which she had used for a year, for a brand new model. Gives background on the woman's history. "She had a spite against a Policeman their" (in Brunswick) "and once upon a time as he was passing her window, She having prepared with a Mug of her dear Virgin water took the liberty of transfering it to the head of the Policeman. Cause of her being in New York, a choice was given her to go to the penitentiary or leave the State." As usual with almost all Singer letters there are mounting traces on verso along one edge. Small loss to one corner. Front side Back side [10] [OPERA] Jess Thomas [1927-1993] Am. lyric and Wagnerian tenor. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in the first performance of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price. Signed photo, 4 x 5-3/4". Also signed with initials with sentiment on verso. Edge crack. [11] 1814 Gov. Doc., 2pp, Report of the Committee of Ways and Means. [12] Six. bank checks dated 1923...........80-120

 

California Gold Rush

621. [NEWSPAPER] Original issue of "THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE,", NY, March 7, 1849, 4 pages. Front page articles "LATEST FROM THE PACIFIC"; "THE NEW CABINET-TRANSFORMED" and "SUPPOSED SHIPWRECK." Page 2 "FROM TEXAS-CALIFORNIA EMIGRANTS"; FOR CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND SANDWICH ISLANDS"; "CALIFORNIA MINING BOOTS"; PRESERVED MEATS FOR CALIFORNIA." Page 3 contains a series of ads for California with shipping vinettes. Page 4 articles "SALT LAKE VALLEY" and "CALIFORNIA EMIGRANTS." Also ads related to California. Folded. ............30-40

 

622. [MIXED LOT] [1] Frank Pace, Jr. (1912-1988) United States public official and business executive. He was Sec. of Army in the Eisenhower administration. SIGNED card. [2] Harriet Winslow Sewall (1819-1889) was an American poet, and editor of the collected letters of Lydia Maria Child. SIGNED ALBUM PAGE, Jan. 12, 1886. Also signed by her husband, Samuel E. Sewall. Harriet Winslow was born in Portland, Maine on June 20, 1819 into a Quaker family. She was educated in Portland and at a boarding school in Providence, Rhode Island. She was, at least in her early years, interested in transcendentalism and animal magnetism; and arguably more practically engaged with contemporary anti-slave and women's rights movements. In 1882 she arranged for publication the letters of her friend, the author Lydia Maria Child. VG. [3] Makio Murayama - Biochemist who conducted vital research in the U.S. that laid the groundwork for combating sickle-cell anemia. SIGNED 3x5 card. [4] Ernest W. Gibson (1872-1940) United States Representative and Senator from Vermont. Signed card. Fine. [5] Douglas Volk - famous artist. Signed 1906 bank check. [6] [US CONGRESSMEN] album page signed on both sides by: BRUNDIDGE, Stephen, Jr., (1857 - 1938) Ark; BURKE, Robert Emmet, (1847 - 1901) Texas - volunteered as a private in Company D, Tenth Georgia Cavalry, Confederate Army, at the age of sixteen and served throughout the Civil War; STOKES, James William, (1853 - 1901) SC. Signed on other side by: TODD, Albert May, (1850 - 1931) Mich; LANHAM, Samuel Willis Tucker, (1846 - 1908) Texas - entered the Confederate Army when a boy; and McRAE, Thomas Chipman, (1851 - 1929) Ark. VG. [7] NICHOLS, Matthias H., [1824-1862] Representative from Ohio. CLIP SIGNATURE [8] William Alfred [1922-1999] Playwright and Harvard professor. Signed bookplate. [9] John Manke - NASA test pilot. Signed 1973 cover honoring his flight piloting the X-24B Lifting Body flight. [10] David Paul Brown (1795-1872) American lawyer and orator, whose tragedy, "Sertorius" was a vehicle for the English actor Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852), whose son John Wilkes Booth assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE dated 1842. Light spotting. [11] (BRITISH SIGNATURES) - F.T. BUCKLAND & SAMUEL WHITBREAD. Needs research............80-120

 

623. Denise Levertov (1923-1997) British-born American poet. ANS, no date...........25-35

 

Led Marine squad in 1914 when U.S. troops stormed and occupied Vera Cruz during the Mexican Revolution

624. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Offered here is a signed 1934 bank check, The Annapolis Banking & Trust Co. He signs "E. Davis USN." VG........30-40

 

625. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: a few autograph signatures; antique prints; letters; documents; printed government docs, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot appears to be an 1804 document. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items...........80-120

 

ORIGINAL 1789 PORTRAIT

626. [THEATRE] William Smith (1730 -1819), known as "Gentleman Smith", was a celebrated English actor of the 18th century who worked with David Garrick, and was the original creator of the role of Charles Surface in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal. OFFERED HERE IS AN ORIGINAL 1789 ENGRAVED PORTRAIT by Benjamin Smith [1754-1833]. Benjamin Smith: A great 18th and early nineteenth century engraver. He studied stippling techniques under Francesco Bartolozzi in London. During his career Smith engraved many fine plates after the designs of contemporary masters such as Hogarth, Beechey and Romney. He also created portrait engravings of such noteworthy individuals as Marquis Cornwallis and George III. Benjamin Smith was frequently commissioned by John Boydell to engrave plates for both his Shakespeare Gallery and for his Milton set. He engraved such important Shakespeare plates as Shakespeare Between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting, Shakespeare Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy and The infant Shakespeare Attended by Nature and the Passions. Oval approx. 4 x 3" plus wide margins. Clean. Uncommen example.........40-60

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627. [RHODE ISLAND] Rowland G. Hazard (1801-1888) American industrialist, politician, and social reformer. Hazard was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island but grew up in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in the home of his maternal grandfather, Isaac Peace. He was educated in a Quaker boarding school in Burlington, New Jersey, where he developed a particular interest in mathematics. In 1819 he returned to Rhode Island to join his elder brother Isaac in the management of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company. In 1828 he married Caroline Newbold of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There is much we could say about his business and political careers but we will mention his activity related to slavery because Hazard considered "as the greatest effort of his life" (according to his granddaughter) began when he was in New Orleans on business in the winter of 1841. After he learned that a free African-American man from Newport, Rhode Island was in custody in Louisiana as an escaped slave, his investigations found that many free African-Americans were being detained under the assumption they were escaped slaves. He worked with Jacob Barker [see lot 79 above in this auction], then a New Orleans lawyer, to obtain freedom for nearly 100 people being held as slaves. The action later led to charges being filed against several public officials who were responsible for the illegal detentions. His involvement with abolitionist causes and in the Republican Party eventually caused his company to lose favor with its markets in the southern United States. This helped to prompt the Peace Dale mills' transition from making cheap cotton products to selling higher quality woolens. In 1854, while serving in the state legislature, he made a speech criticizing the Stonington Railroad Company for charging discriminatory rates for both freight and passengers. Shortly thereafter, the railroad company retaliated by refusing to let Hazard ride on one of its trains. Resolutions passed by the South Kingstown Town Council in reaction to his treatment are said to have formed "the germ of" the Interstate Commerce Law of 1886. Hazard retired from the textile business in 1866 and invested in the Union Pacific Railroad. After Union Pacific fell into financial disarray and became a party to the Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1872, Hazard spent much time dealing with the company's financial affairs. Offered here: 3 signed documents: 1) 1826 signed on front. 2) 1835, signed on front and also back. Cancel hole over front signature. 3) 1841, signed on front by his brother Isaac. also signed on verso by Roland. G. Hazard. Hazard material is rather scarce; everything offered for sale likely originated from us..........100-150

 

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628. [LAW] ORIGINAL PORTRAIT ETCHING of the esteemed jurist, Lemuel Shaw. This portrait is signed in pencil by the artist, James Samuel King [1852-1925] Painter and etcher, James S. King's etchings are featured in J.R.W. Hitchcock's three books on etching, 1880s. He was born in New York City in 1852 and studied at the Art Student's League, National Academy of Design, Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Paris with Gerome and Bonnat. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club and the Allied Artists of America. King was active in exhibiting at the Parrish Art Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Boston Art Club; National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago; the Corcoran Gallery; and the Society of Independent Artists. The subject of this original portrait is Lemuel Shaw [1781-1861] American jurist, b. Barnstable, Mass. Father-in-law of Herman Melville. Practiced in Boston (from 1804); drafted first charter of Boston (1822), which remained in effect until 1913; chief justice, Massachusetts supreme court (1830-60). Probably no other state judge has so deeply influenced commercial and constitutional law throughout the nation. This IS NOT a steel-engraving; it is an etching which is much less common. The image is large, 18 x 14.5" plus slim margins. Laid to heavy paper as issued. In very good condition for size and age with a few small light rubbed areas plus some foxing in signature area. Will frame up nicely. Upon request we will put picture up online. Scarce!...............100-150

 

629. [PENN] CRAWFORD, Thomas Hartley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chambersburg, Pa., November 14, 1786; was graduated from Princeton College in 1804; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Chambersburg; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834; appointed a commissioner to investigate alleged frauds in the sale of the Creek Reservation in 1836; appointed by President Van Buren Commissioner of Indian Affairs and served from October 22, 1838, to October 30, 1845; appointed by President Polk as judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia in 1845 and served until 1861, when the court was reorganized; died in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 1863; interment in the Congressional Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.......20-30

 

630. [NY] BEACH, Lewis, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 30, 1835; was graduated from the Yale Law School in 1856; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York; took up residence in Orange County, N.Y., in 1861; member and treasurer of the Democratic State central committee 1877-1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, until his death at his home, "Knoll View," Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y., August 10, 1886; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. CLIP SIGNATURE.........15-20

 

631. [KENTUCKY] BELL, Joshua Fry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., November 26, 1811; attended the public schools; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1828; studied law in Lexington, Ky.; traveled in Europe for several years before admission to the bar; commenced practice in Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846; secretary of state of Kentucky in 1849; chosen by the legislature as one of six commissioners to the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Border State convention in 1861; nominated in 1863 by the Union Democrats for Governor of Kentucky, but declined to accept the nomination; member of the State house of representatives 1862-1867; died in Danville, Ky., August 17, 1870; interment in Bellevue Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE........20-30

 

632. [CHINA - RAILROAD] Original 5% interest bond issued by the Republic of China for the Chemin De Per Lung Tsing-U-Hai Railroad, Brussels, Belgium, 1 January 1913. Folio. With original coupons. Printed signatures of officials as customary.............60-80

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633. [KENTUCKY] STANTON, Richard Henry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Alexandria, Va., September 9, 1812; completed preparatory studies; attended Alexandria Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Maysville, Ky., in 1835; editor of the Maysville Monitor 1835-1842; postmaster of Maysville; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses), Committee on Elections (Thirty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; State's attorney 1858-1861; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; district judge 1868-1874; resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1885; died in Maysville, Ky., March 20, 1891; interment in Maysville Cemetery. SIGNED CARD........15-20

 

634. George Yardley (1928-2004) Basketball HOF. Sig. on lined card.......20-30

 

635. [BASKETBALL HOF] Dave Tobey (1898-1988 ) American basketball referee. He refereed many notable pro games in New York between 1918 and 1925. In 1926 he refereed the Syracuse vs. West Point game, which featured two future Hall of Famers, Vic Hanson and John Roosma . After that game he became popular and refereed many important games from 1926 to 1945, such as the first game with a three-man officiating crew (Georgetown vs. Columbia). He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961. Signed & inscribed 2-1/2 x 6-1/2" card with his picture & bio. information......20-30

 

637. [MILITARY] Robert C. Davis (1876-1944) American Major General who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1922 to 1927. Signed 3x5 card ; he has added rank. Even overall age toning......20-30

 

638. [MILITARY] William Crozier [1855-1942] American Brig. General, artillerist and inventor. He invented the Buffington-Crozier disappearing gun carriage (1893). He also invented a wire-wound gun, and perfected many appliances connected with heavy and field ordnance. Signed 3x5 card, with rank. Sun toned edges.......20-30

 

639. [MILITARY] Charles H. Muir - American Major General. Signed 3x5 card. Sun toned at 2 edges.....20-30

 

640. [FILM] Robert Clarke (1920-2005) actor known for cult classic sci-fi films of the 1950's. ANS, 1985.....20-30

 

641. Tisha Sterling (b.1944) Am. actress, and the daughter of the late actor Robert Sterling and the late actress/singer Ann Sothern. Sig. & inscribed 3x5 card.....10-15

 

642. [FILM] Bernard Hughes [1915-2006] American actor of theater and film . Hughes became famous for a variety of roles; his most notable roles came after middle age, and he was often cast as a dithering authority figure or grandfatherly elder. Signed 3x5 card......15-20

 

643. [NEWSPAPER] JEFF. DAVIS IN PETTICOATS. WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, Wis., June 13, 1865, VOL. XIII, No. 39. 8 pages, FILLED with Civil War news. Includes: on the front page, a half column poem by L.J.Bates, "JEFF DAVIS IN PETTICOATS."; "Sherman's Armistice"; "THE ASSASSINATION TRIAL. The Suppressed Testimony. MORE STARTLING REVELATIONS. Complicity of Jeff Davis in the President's Murder." Illustrated advertisements, including a full column illustrated advertisement on the last page for an amusement show called "The Equesqurriculum" tin three "Gigantic Circuses".) Fascinating reading. .........75-100

 

Allen Family - Cornwall, Ct. 1766

644. Colonial Schooling in Connecticut - two [2] manuscript documents dated 1764 and 1766, in which men of Cornwall, Connecticut agree to build a schoolhouse. Describes the proposed schoolhouse; lists each man's name and the amount he will contribute. The the meeting in 1766 it was agreed to finish the building. We believe that most of the signatures, if not all, are signed in the same hand. There are several members of the Allen family, inluding Elihu Allen, who was a cousin of the famous Ethan Allen. Another name is Eliphalet Buell, who was probably the same person who sold a house to Ethan Allen in 1763. Although not very much is known about Ethan Allen's childhood, the town of Cornwall was frontier territory in the 1740s. By the time Allen reached his teens, the area, while still a difficult area in which to make a living, began to resemble a town, with wood-frame houses beginning to replace the rough cabins of the early settlers. Much old dampstaining on both documents but both are very legible. At first we thought that all of the signatures were signed in didderent hands because of different letter styles, however, when document is held upside-down, all of the handwriting looks like one person wrote it...........75-100

 

645. [RELIGION] W. DURHAM [William Van Mildert. 1765-1836) was the last Prince-Bishop of Durham (1826-1836), and one of the founders of the University of Durham. His name survives in Van Mildert College, founded in 1965. Mounted clip signature.......20-30

 

OLYMPICS

646. [FRANCE] Original bond issued to finance the Stadium De Paris, 1934, folio. With original coupons still attached. Bond bears an illustration of the proposed Stadium De Paris; with the Olympic rings in gold printed on each side of the bond. VG..........50-75

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647. Somersworth, New Hampshire - 1829 document signed by Asa Perkins, JP. Concerns Benjamin Andrews of Somersworth vs. Andrew Rollins. Approx. 7-3/4 x 11-3/4". VG............25-35

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648. [CAPTURE OF JEFF DAVIS - NEWSPAPER] Wisconsin State Journal, May 23, 1865, 8pp. Includes: THE TRIAL OF THE ASSASSINS; THE GUILT OF JEFF. DAVIS; European Comments on the Death of Mr. Lincoln; The Starving Of Our Prisoners; "...The disguise in female dress is fully confirmed..." VG................75-100

 

Original Drawing by Important Artist

649. [ART] Federico Castellón (1914-1971) Spanish-American painter, sculptor, printmaker and illustrator of children's books. Castellón was born on Isla de Alborán, Spain, studied in Madrid and Paris and settled in Brooklyn, New York. With his family, he immigrated in 1921 to the United States. Castellón was introduced to Diego Rivera, who had an international reputation and was painting murals for Rockefeller Center . The older artist took an interest in the young man's work and brought Castellón's drawings to the attention of the director of the Weyhe Gallery in New York, who subsequently gave the eighteen-year old Castellón his first solo exhibition. In 1934, with Rivera's help, Castellón was awarded a four-year fellowship, sponsored by the Spanish Government, to travel throughout Europe to study painting and printmaking. During this same period, Castellón began to exhibit his work in museums in France and Spain. In 1935, Castellón participated in the Paris Exhibition of Spanish Artists that included Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Joan Miró. In 1937, Castellón returned to New York and began experimenting with the medium of lithography, using this medium to create illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe's allegorical tale, "The Masque of Red Death". Over the years, Castellón's work as an illustrator would eventually include Bulfinch's Mythology, The Story of Marco Polo, and The Little Prince. In 1940, Castellón received the first of two Guggenheim fellowships. His work continued to attract attention as he was included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Castellón became an American citizen in 1943. During WW II he was with the OSS and assigned to the Burma theater. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, his work was informed by his travels abroad: to China with the U.S. Army; to Italy on his second Guggenheim fellowship; and to Paris and Madrid, where he moved his family for a brief period during which he undertook commissions from American periodicals, including The Epic of Man series for LIFE magazine. Castellón died in 1971. A retrospective of his prints was held at the Allied Artists of America in 1978. In 1982, a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Anderson & Anderson Master Prints (Loveland, Colorado). In 2004, his prints and paintings were exhibited at Emil Nelson Gallery (Denver, Colorado). In early 2010, Castellón's work was exhibited at the Kalamazoo Institute, along with the graphic work of Francisco Goya. Although Castellón worked in virtually every media, he remains best known for his early graphic work, particularly his lithographs and etchings, media in which he became a master. His prints and drawings of the early 1930s are the first examples of Surrealism created by an American; a considerable feat because Castellón produced these highly original works not only before his travels abroad, but before the seminal exhibition "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Offered here is a signed drawing, approx. 14 x 11". Mostly likely executed in black ink [ lithographic ink]. We consider the condition to be very good but need to mention: paper is mounted to old matboard near bottom [quarter side] and does not show through. There is a small rubbed spot, not thru paper, in forehead area that is hardly visible. Also some ripples in paper that show mainly when held at an angle. These are not as prominent as what shows in the scan below. Image is scan is cropped due to smaller scanner window. Castellon's drawing seldom appear on the market and can be pricey. Here's an opportunity to acquire one at at modest price........600-800

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650. [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, North Door-way of Our Lady's Chapel Stourbridge Cambridge, was executed in 1817, printed on stiff wove paper, dates to 1838 from the second and final edition printed in London by Henry Bohn. The only difference between the two editions is that Bohn added Roman numeration to the plates in the upper centre margin. Image approx. 10 x 8" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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651. [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, South side of Brayesworth Church, Suffolk, was executed in 1811, printed on stiff wove paper, dates to 1838 from the second and final edition printed in London by Henry Bohn. The only difference between the two editions is that Bohn added Roman numeration to the plates in the upper centre margin. Image approx. 12 x 8-1/4" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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652. (ART) PAUL A. RAJON (1843-1888) French painter and printmaker, who started his career as a photographer while studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils. Rajon was a friend of Émile Boilvin, Philippe Burty, Félix Bracquemond and Louis-Charles-Auguste Steinheil. He was awarded medals at the Salons of 1869, 1870, 1873 and at the Exposition Universelle of 1878. He etched both contemporary works and Old Masters as well as portraits, including ones of Ivan Turgenev, Théophile Gautier, J.S. Mill, Charles Darwin and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Rajon was critically praised in France, England and the United States, through the acquaintance with the American print dealer Frederick Keppel. Original etching [1884], PORTRAIT OF PAUL JACQUES AIME BAUDRY, 11-1/4 x 8-1/2, plus margins. Fine..........75-100

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Original Etching

653. [ART] JULES JACQUEMART (1837-1880) ORIGINAL Etching from "Gemmes Et Joyaux," plate signed, circa 1864, published 1886, plate #15. Large plate mark but image [including signature] is approx. 6-1/2 in. high plus margins. Sheet size is 21-1/2 x 14-1/2. Very good condition, clean. Subject is some sort of ornate bowl. 100-150

 

654. BRENDA KUHN ARCHIVE - approx. 11 letters by Brenda Kuhn. These are mostly typed ink signed letters, copy replies. She had the habit of signing retained replies for her own records. PLUS approx. 38 letters sent to her from various persons. Also includes about 24 other items plus clippings & envelopes. BRENDA KUHN (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. She spent her whole life overseeing the Kuhn Estate, was a philanthropist, Kuhn scholar, amateur photographer. The artist, his wife Vera, and their daughter Brenda were very private people. The Archive of American Art at the Smithsonian, Washington DC, has a notebook containing notes written by Brenda Kuhn about her father Walt Kuhn. Included are notes regarding a meeting with Garnett McCoy, Deputy Director of the Archives of American Art, in October, 1974. These items remained in storage for years.............100-150

 

655. [JUDAICA] Henry H. Klein [1879-1955] Anti- Zionist Jewish Lawyer, who defended pro bono Christian patriots in the famous "Sedition" Show Trial of 1942-1944. He was a crusading NYC reporter, editor, author, city official and Mayoral candidate. He was an ardent anti-communist. ALS, 1948, 1p, 4to. Signed with his initials, he writes to George A. Moriarty in Ogunquit, Maine. In part: "If MacArthur returns to us before Rep Convention, he can sweep delegates off their feet. All other candidates are financed by same money crowd...." VG and Rare!.......60-80

 

656. Mike Wallace (1918 -2012) American journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality. During his career, which spanned over sixty years, he interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS' 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. His signature on some type of postal item [see scan], approx. 4-3/4 x 4-1/2". Fine..........25-35

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Iowa Volunteer Cavalry

657. [CW] S.S. BURDETT [1836-1914] US Representative from Missouri; entered the Union Army as a private in the First Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, in May 1861; promoted to the rank of lieutenant, later becoming captain, and served until August 1864; assistant provost marshal general from March 1, 1864-August 1, 1864. Fine SIGNATURE............20-30

 

658. [SC] Solomon Lafayette Hoge (1836 - 1909) lawyer, soldier, judge and politician in Ohio and South Carolina. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Hoge enrolled in the Union Army as a First Lieutenant in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to captain and became the commander of a Federal company of infantry. Nice SIGNATURE.......20-30

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Portrait of Hoge

 

659. [PA] John Heinz (1938-1991) US Senator (1977-1991). Heinz and six other people were killed when a helicopter collided with the Senator's Piper Aerostar plane over Merion Elementary School in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. Signed color 8x10 photo.............40-60

 

660. (David Berkley McCreary) Gunnison & McCreary [1826-1906] Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in one Erie Regiment of the Pennsylvania militia at the start of the Civil War. He then enlisted in the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, rising to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". He served as Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1867 to 1870. DS, 1874. Signed with his business name, Humboldt Safe Deposit & Trust Co., bank check. Cancellations affect signature......25-35

 

661. [ITALY] Augusto Rosso (1885-1964) Italian statesman; doplomat. He was a delegate to meetingsof Council and Assembly of the League of Nations [1927-1932]; including Reparations Conference, The Hague [1929], Naval Conference in London [1930]. He was Ambassador to the United States [from 1932]. In November 1940 Stalin sent Molotov to Berlin to meet von to meet von Ribbentrop and Adolf Hitler. In January 1941, the British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden visited Turkey in an attempt to get the Turks to enter the war on the Allies' side. Though the purpose of Eden's visit was anti-German rather than anti-Soviet, Molotov assumed otherwise and in a series of conversations with the Italian Ambassador Augusto Rosso, Molotov claimed that the Soviet Union would soon be faced with an Anglo-Turkish invasion of the Crimea. The British historian D.C. Watt argued that on the basis of Molotov's statements to Rosso, it would appear that in early 1941, Stalin and Molotov viewed Britain rather than Germany as the principal threat. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1912. Excellent clear signature. VG.....75-100

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Mount Heyburn Is Named For Him

662. [IDAHO] Weldon B. Heyburn (1852-1912) U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1903 - 1912. The city of Heyburn is named for him, as is Mount Heyburn. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1909. Good clear signature............25-35

 

663 Group of 7 biographical proof sheets signed. These are for the 1946-47 edition of WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA. Includes: W. Morgenstierne, Paul V. McNutt [signed with initials], Clarence E. manion, Chesly Manly, L.C. Marshal, Wm. McChesney Martin Jr., and James Lewis Morrill......................40-60

 

3 Antique Views of Cincinnati, Ohio

664. [ART] THREE [3] antique woodcut prints being different views of Cincinnati, Ohio. These date to 1847 & 48. Images about 6 x 3" give or take. Titles: Cincinnati, From The Ohio / Cincinnati In 1810 / View of Cincinnati from the River. ONLY LIGHT FOXING IN MARGINS. VERY GOOD CONDITIONS FOR THEIR AGE. Would frameup nicely. Great gift for someone living in Cincinnati............40-60

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665. Elsie Janis (1889-1956) American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "the sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force). ANS written on postcard postmarked 1942. "Thanks so much. It's a nice song. If I were singing in this war I would use it. My best wishes to you, Elsie Janis." VG.........25-35

 

666. [THEATRE] Beatrice Cameron (1868-1940) actress who was married to Richard Mansfield. She earned an enviable reputation as leading lady in many of his most successful plays. ANS, no date, about 4-1/4 x 4-3/4". Says she has a fatigued throat. VG.........20-30

 

667. [MEDICINE] William C. DeVries - American cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed the first successful permanent artificial heart implantation. And Michael DeBakey [1908-2008] world-renowned American cardiac surgeon. Both have signed a postcard honoring the Univ. of Texas............30-40

 

668. [NJ] CLIFF [Clifford P. Case] - US senator from New Jersey. 3 TLSs, 1973-75, 1p. 2 are autopen signed, one of which refers to House impeachment inquiry of President Nixon. PLUS ALS from congressman Peter Frelinguysen signed "Frel" & a TLS by him, 1974. All to the editor of Gannett Books publishing..........25-35

 

669. Timothy Otis Howe [1816-1883] United States Senator from Wisconsin. He also served as U.S. Postmaster General from 1881 through 1883. While in the Senate, President Ulysses S. Grant offered Howe the position of Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Howe declined the offer because he feared his successor to the Senate would be a Democrat. Clip Signature..............25-35

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770. [NORTH CAROLINA] BAILEY, Josiah William, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., September 14, 1873; moved with his parents to Raleigh, N.C., in 1877; attended the public schools and Raleigh Male Academy; graduated from Wake Forest College in 1893; editor of the Biblical Recorder 1893-1907; member of the State board of agriculture 1896-1900; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Raleigh, N.C.; United States collector of internal revenue for North Carolina 1913-1921; member of the North Carolina Constitutional Commission in 1915; trustee of the University of North Carolina 1930; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and again in 1942, and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Raleigh on December 15, 1946; chairman, Committee on Claims (Seventy-third through Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Signed Bank Check, 1924.................25-35

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771. [GREAT BRITAIN] Henry Unwin Addington [1790-1870] British diplomat and civil servant. Addington was attached to the diplomatic mission to Sicily under William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst in 1809 and took part in the negotiations between Spain and his colonies in 1812. He was transferred to Berlin in April 1813 and to Stockholm in September. In the next year he was appointed Secretary of Legation to Switzerland, an office he held until 1818. He executed this position again in Copenhagen in 1821, however became chargé d'affaires in Washington already a year later. Addington was promoted to plenipotentiary in London for negotiations with the United States of America in 1826, and was moved to Frankfurt am Main as Minister Plenipotentiary to the German Confederation in 1828. In the following year he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. In 1833, he returned to England and became Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1842. In 1854, he retired and was sworn of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. LETTER SIGNED [probably an ALS], Foreign Office, Aug. 31, 1846, 1p, 8 x 12-1/2". To James Macqueen. Regarding Palmerston interview on subject of the Commercial and Agricultural Schemes in Africa. VG..........75-100

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772. Members of the House of Representatives Lot of signatures: [1] COMINS, Linus Bacon [1817-1892] from Massachusetts CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] DE WITT, Alexander [1798-1879] from Massachusetts. SIGNATURE. [3] Barclay, David [1823-1889] Penn. [4] Cullen, Elisha D. [1799-1862] Delaware. [5] HILL, William David [1833-1906] Ohio. CLIP SIGNATURE. [6] PARKER, John Mason [1805-1873] New York.SIGNATURE.............25-35

 

773. [ART] Albert Robida (1848-1926) French painter, etcher, lithographer and writer, Albert Robida became famous both for his whimsical scenes of Paris life and for his highly regarded satirical art. Robida began his artistic career in 1866 when he began contributing his designs to French periodicals. This aspect of his art continued through his life and he established himself as one of the more popular artists of La Vie Parisienne, Le Rire and Fantasio. During the First World War, Albert Robida's suites of lithographs and commentaries, such as Villes Martyres proved to be of prime influence within the arts community. Original etching, "Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle" (Engravers of the 19th Century) as published in Paris by Henri Beraldi and printed Chardon & Sormamin 1891. The etching depicts a full portrait of a woman in full fashionable regalia. For the setting, Robida selects the seaside, as we can see in the background where some sailors are greatly admiring the legs of a bather. "Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle" is a fine example of the etched art by the French artist, Albert Robida. Image approx. 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 plus margins. There are some spots in the margins; slightly toned top edge. All faults will not show when matted properly...........200-300

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774. Mystery Vellum Document - appears to be dated 1806, approx. 10.5 x 7.5" plus seal which hangs below. The red wax seal is contained in a wooden case. We suspect that the case was made sometime later to protect the seal, which is in very good condition. This might be German - we're not sure. The ink has lightened over the years and the vellum has soiled making it difficult to read. One name that appears in the text is "Wilhelm Birckenstock." See scans below........80-120

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775. [ART] James Fahey [1804-1885] English landscape painter. He was born at Paddington, then a village near London, and at first studied engraving under his uncle, John Swaine. Afterwards he became a pupil of George Scharf, and then went to Paris , where he studied from life, making full-size drawings of dissections, which he reproduced on stone for the use of anatomical students. His earliest exhibited work, a "Portrait of a young Gentleman", appeared at the Royal Academy in 1825, and was followed in 1827 by drawings of the church of St. Jacques at Dieppe and the cathedral of Notre-Dame at Paris. Between this time and 1836 he contributed several portraits and landscapes in water-colours to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists. Meanwhile the beauties of English scenery led him by degrees to devote himself exclusively to landscape painting, and in 1834 he joined the Associated Painters in Water-Colours, out of which was formed in 1835 the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours (now the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours). Its first three exhibitions were held in Exeter Hall, London, until in 1838 it moved to Pall Mall , when Fahey became its secretary. This office he held until 1874, and discharged its duties with much tact and devotion. His works, mostly landscape compositions, in which he introduced figures and groups, were seldom absent from its exhibitions, and his official services were long given without any remuneration. In 1853, 1855, and 1857 he again sent landscape drawings to the Royal Academy, and in 1856 he was appointed drawing-master at the Merchant Taylors' School , from which post he retired with a pension after twenty-seven years' service. He also painted occasionally in oil, and exhibited two pictures at the British Institution in 1861 and 1862. Offered here are 3 ALSs, 1868 & 1869, total of 6 pages. All to James Lockyer. VG............75-100

 

776. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1828. There is also an 1828 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.......80-120

 

777. [INVENTOR - TELEVISION] Alexander M(atveevich) Poniatoff (1892-1980) engineer. He emigrated from Russia to China, where he worked for the Shanghai Power Company until he emigrated to the United States in 1927. He founded, in 1944, the Ampex company, using his initials, A.M.P., plus "ex" for "excellence" to create the name. In 1956, engineers of Ampex created the world's first rotary head recorder, the VR-1000 videotape recorder. Poniatoff served as president of Ampex until 1955 when he was elected chairman of the board. As he dreamed of steam locomotives as a child in Russia, Alexander Poniatoff known as Alexi, hardly could have imagined that he would one day develop video taping technology that would forever change the world. By 1951, Poniatoff needed new products to keep the company growing. He had the idea to create a magnetic tape and a recorder for television images. His team raced against several electronics companies that were pursuing the same goal but overcame technical problems to create the first commercial video tape recorder (VTR) and the tape to go with it. It was first demonstrated in Chicago in 1956 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference. The era of all-live television was over. The video tape recorders allowed the broadcast networks to delay programming for the different time zones and established Ampex as an innovator. Offered here is a SIGNED APEX Home Music System Owner's Reference Book, 1959, 48pp, 13 x 10 in., embossed leatherette covers. VG. Large bold signature on Message from Poniatoff page..............100-200

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778. [MIXED LOT] [1] [UNITED NATIONS] Odd Bull (b.1907-??) Norwegian General in the Norwegian Air Force who eventually rose to the rank of Chief of Air Staff. He is probably best known outside Norway for his role as Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) between 1963 and 1970, a period which coincided with the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. He wrote a memoir of his experiences during this time, a book entitled War and Peace in the Middle East: The Experiences and Views of a U.N. Observer. TLS, United Nations, Government House, Jerusalem, 22 Nov. 1968, 1p. Sends autograph. VG. [2] Edward Onslow Ford (1852-1901), English sculptor. His first contribution to the Royal Academy, in 1875, was a bust of his wife, and in portraiture he achieved his greatest success. He won the open competition for the statue of Sir Rowland Hill, erected in 1882 outside the Royal Exchange, and followed it in 1883 with Henry Irving as Hamlet, now in the Guildhall Art Gallery. The standing statue of William Ewart Gladstone (1894, for the City Liberal Club, London) is to be regarded as one of Ford's better portrait works. Ford's influence on the younger generation of sculptors was considerable. ALS, n.d., written on both sides of correspondence card. To Morny Croft. Sorry his correspondent was not at home upon his recent visit. Slight crease down middle. [3] ROBBINS, George Robbins [1808-1875] Representative from New Jersey. CLIP SIGNATURE. [4] [HISTORIAN] William E. Leuchtenburg (b. 1922) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill and the leading scholar of the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is the author of more than a dozen books on 20th century history. SIGNED 1p. typescript from "THE PERILS PF PROPERITY." About "revolution in morals", mentioning Bernard Shaw, Teddy Roosevelt & (Pancho) Villa. [5] ANTOINETTE C. HUGHES - wife of Charles Evans Hughes the Supreme Court Justice. SIGNED CARD. [6] [MEDICINE] RICHARD D. GRAINGER [1801-1865] Anatomist & physiologist; wrote valuable reports on cholera [1851]; "Elements of General Anatomy [1829] and "Observations On the Spinal Cord [1837]. CLIP SIGNATURE on small slip. [7] Lewis Tillman [1816-1886] US Representative from Tenn. He served in the Seminole War as a private and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a clerk of the circuit court of Bedford County from 1852 to 1860. He was a colonel of the state militia before the Civil War and the editor of a newspaper in Shelbyville. From 1865 to 1869, he was a clerk and master of the chancery court. Nice signature on 7 x 3-1/4 slip. Fine. [8] Balie Peyton (1803-1878) American lawyer and politician who represented Tennessee's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Peyton was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and re-elected as a Hugh Lawson White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1837. He moved to New Orleans in 1841, having been appointed the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, a position he held for four years. He then served as an aide-de-camp on the staff of General W.J. Worth during the U.S.-Mexican War. He was appointed as Envoy to Chile by President Zachary Taylor , from August 9, 1849 to September 14, 1853, when he resigned. He moved to California, where he was the prosecuting attorney for San Francisco from 1853 to 1859. He returned to Gallatin in 1859 and practiced law. He was a presidential elector on the Constitutional Union ticket of John Bell and Edward Everett in 1860. In 1866, he was an unsuccessful candidate to the Fortieth Congress. He was a member of the Tennessee Senate between 1869 and 1871. He again resumed the practice of law before dying on his farm near Gallatin on August 18, 1878. He was interred on the family burying ground on his estate. Signature on 5.5 x 2.5 in. slip. [9] [DARTMOUTH] The Rev. Asa Dodge Smith D.D., L.L.D. (1804-1877) served as the 7th president of Dartmouth College from 1863 until his death in 1877. After the forced resignation of Nathan Lord in 1863 over his support for slavery, the Trustees wanted a more conservative president to take his place. As a preacher for 29 years at the 14th Street Presbyterian Church in New York City, Asa Dodge had developed a reputation as a religious man with abolitionist beliefs. Smith's presidency was a period of great growth for the College, including the establishment of two new schools within Dartmouth. The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, later moved to Durham, New Hampshire and renamed the University of New Hampshire, was originally founded in Hanover in 1866. One year later, the Thayer School of Engineering was founded. Over the course of his presidency, enrollment at the College was more than doubled. CLIP SIGNATURE GLUED TO ALBUM PAGE, dated New York, May 10, 1862. Glued to verso are signatures of Geo. B. Nutting & A. Durant. [10] Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890) American humorist. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and began work in a printing-office in 1830. He moved to Boston in 1832, and then became an editor with the Boston Daily Post and Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. He then became editor of The Carpet-Bag humor magazine in the 1850s, one of his creations was Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop.SIGNED CARD, 1867..........80-120

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779. [MIXED LOT] [1] Capel Lofft, the younger (1806-1873), writer on various topics, inherited his father's liberal ideas and principles, and carried them in youth to greater extremes. In his old age he abandoned these theories, which had brought him into the company of some of the leading political agitators of the day. He died in America, where he had a Virginia estate. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE [1835]. [2] Abram COMINGO [1820-1889] US Representative from Missouri; born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky.; delegate to the Missouri State convention in February 1861; appointed provost marshal of the sixth district of Missouri in May 1863; appointed by President Grant in 1876 a member of the commission to arbitrate with the Sioux Indians for the possession of Sioux lands in Dakota bordering on the Black Hills; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1881. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE. Sl. smudging. [3] ASBURY DICKINS - secretary of the U S. senate, born in North Carolina, 29 July 1780 ; died in Washington, 23 October 1861, passed his early life in Philadelphia, and afterward spent several years in Europe. In 1801 he was associated with Joseph Dennie in founding the "Port Folio" at Philadelphia. He was a clerk in the treasury department under Secretary Crawford from 1816 till 1833, and while there composed and read Secretary Crawford's successful vindication of himself against the charges preferred by Ninian Edwards, then minister to Mexico. He was chief clerk of the state department in 1833'6, and became secretary of the United States senate in 1836, an office that he retained until 1861. He published an oration on Washington (Philadelphia. 1800; New York. 1825). CLIP "FREE" SIGNATURE. Fine. [4] George William Curtis (1824-1892) American writer and public speaker, born in Providence, Rhode Island, of old New England stock. Curtis, fell in sympathy with the spirit of the Transcendental movement. He joined the communal experiment known as Brook Farm from 1842 to 1843. Curtis returned from Europe in 1850, attractive, accomplished, and ambitious for literary distinction. He settled on Staten Island and instantly plunged into the whirl of life in New York, obtained a post on the Tribune, became a popular lecturer, started work on Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851), and became a favorite in society. He wrote for Putnam's Magazine, of which he was George Palmer Putnam's. He became an associate editor along with Parke Godwin and managing editor Charles Frederick Briggs; the three also collaborated on a gift book called The Homes of American Authors (1853). SIGNATURE, 1863 on slip of irregular shape. [5] [SCIENCE] Makio Murayama - Biochemist who conducted vital research in the U.S. that laid the groundwork for combating sickle-cell anemia. SIGNED 2.5 x 2.5" photo. Minor faults. [6] [INDIANA] Daniel W. Voorhees (1827-1897) US Senator from Indiana, who was leader of the Democratic party and an anti-war Copperhead during the American Civil War. Signature. [7] [INDIANA] Jesse David Bright (1812-1875) was the ninth Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senator from Indiana who served as President pro tempore of the Senate on three separate occasions. He was the only senator from a Northern state to be expelled for being a Confederate sympathizer. Clip Signature. [8] [INDIANA] DUNN, George Grundy, a Representative from Indiana; born in Washington County, Ky., December 20, 1812; moved to Monroe County, Ind.; completed preparatory studies and attended the Indiana University at Bloomington; moved to Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., in 1833, where he taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bedford, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848; served in the State senate from 1850 until 1852, when he resigned; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; died in Bedford, Ind., September 4, 1857; interment in Green Hill Cemetery. SIGNATURE. [9] Henry Rogers Seager, Ph.D. (1870-1930) American economist. He was employed at the University of Pennsylvania from 1897-1902, and then at Columbia University, where he became professor in 1905. Seager was a member of several commissions in New York to investigate labor conditions. He served as president of the American Association for Labor Legislation and served on the board of editors of the Political Science Quarterly. He died in 1930 in Kiev, Russia when he was visiting to study Soviet economic philosophy. Signed 1918 bank check made out by him. [10] Jerry Lewis (b. 1926) American comedian, actor, producer, writer, director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor on stage, screen and television, his singing ability in a string of music album recordings and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Signed & inscribed Parade magazine cover [front page only]. He writes date '93. One fold.......80-120

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780. Rene Auberjonois (b. 1940) American film, television, and theater actor. He is well known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of M*A*S*H. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG.......25-35

 

781. [MAINE] George Washington Wallingford [1776-1824] the son of the American naval hero, Samuel Washingford [1755-1778]. During the Revolutionary War Samuel served as a Lieutenant of Marines under John Paul Jones and was killed in the engagement between the Drake and the Ranger. Autograph Document Signed, Berwick [Maine - then part of Mass.], 1798, 1p, approx. 5-5/8 x 3-1/2". Written and signed for Jno. Moulton -receipt for James Rollins. VG..........50-75

 

782. [MIXED LOT] [1] Sam Nunn - US senator from Ga. Signed 1960 FDC honoring Sen. Walter F. George from Ga. Label addressed o/w VG. [2] Sam Dinsmore Jr. [1799-1869] Gov. of New Hampshire. Clip signature. [3] Strafford, Ct. legal document signed in 1814 by Daniel Pech. [4] Martin F. Tupper [1810-1889] English writer. Signature & 4 lines clipped from letter. [5] Rev. Wm. J. Potter [1830-1893] ALS, 1887, 2pp. [6] Owen Davis [ 1874 - 1956) American dramatist. He received the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1923 play Icebound , and penned hundreds of plays and scripts for radio and film. Before the First World War, he also wrote racy sketches of New York high jinks and low life for the Police Gazette under the name of 'Ike Swift'. Many of these were set in the Tenderloin. Brief ALS, no yr. [7] Frederick Watson - editor. ALS, no yr. c. 1850-1880, 2pp, to W.E. Stuart. [8] John Welsh (1805-1886) American merchant and minister to England. ALS, 1884, 1p. [9] printed 1886 1p. Gov. Doc. re: Indian Reservations in Northern Montana. [10] J. F. Tucker - General Superintendent, Illinois Central Railroad Cp. ALS, 1877, 1p., to M.E. Ingalls [one of the Big-4]..........80-120

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783. MYSTERY LOT of about 93 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1838. There is also an 1842 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up], and a 1945 TLS by Commodore Badt. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-225

 

784. [POLITICS] mixed lot of poltical autographs: [1] Isaac Hill - Gov. NH. Clip signature. [2] JONES, James Kimbrough [1839-1908] Representative and a Senator from Arkansas; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. CLIP SIGNATURE [3] DORSEY, Stephen Wallace, a Senator from Arkansas; born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., February 28, 1842; during the Civil War served in the Union Army. CLIP SIGNATURE [4] DAVIS, Cushman Kellogg, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 16, 1838; moved with his parents to Waukesha, Wis.; attended the public schools, Carroll College in Waukesha; graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Waukesha; during the Civil War served as first lieutenant in the Twenty-eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and 1862; assistant adjutant general 1862-1864; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1865; member, State house of representatives 1867; United States district attorney 1868-1873; Governor of Minnesota 1874-1875; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1886; reelected in 1892 and again in 1898, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death on November 27, 1900; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses), Committee on Territories (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); member of the commission which met in Paris, France, in September 1898 to arrange terms of peace after the war between the United States and Spain; died in St. Paul, Minn.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE. [5] George Truitt [1756-1818] American farmer and politician from Murderkill Hundred, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Federalist Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as Governor of Delaware. He began his political career as a delegate to the convention which ratified the United States Constitution of 1787. He then served five years in the State House from the 1788/89 session through the 1791/92 session and again in the 1794 session. He then served most of two terms in the State Senate, from the 1803 session through the 1807 session. In 1807 he was elected Governor of Delaware, beating Joseph Haslet the Democratic-Republican Party candidate. Truitt took office January 19, 1808 and served until January 15, 1811. Like other Governors, Truitt was concerned about issues like slavery , penal reform, and public education. A new issue arose during his term, however. Due to increasing tensions with Great Britain, the U.S. government had directed Delaware to create and equip a militia of 1300 men. The General Assembly, in turn requested Federal fortification of Wilmington, New Castle, Port Penn, Reedy Island, and Lewes. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted. [6] Henry E. Burnham (1844-1917) US States Senator from New Hampshire. SIGNATURE. [7] Samuel James Renwick McMillan (1826-1897) Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Senate in the 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, and 49th United States Congresses from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1887. He had also been a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1864 to 1875 and served as Chief Justice from 1874-1875. Clip Signature........40-60

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785. [NOBEL PRIZE] WERNER ARBER (b. 1929) Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. Along with American researchers Hamilton Smith and Daniel Nathans, Werner Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of restriction endonucleases. Their work would lead to the development of recombinant DNA technology. SIGNED card with sentiment. Fine...........25-35

 

786. Somersworth, New Hampshire - 1826 document concerning the GREAT FALLS MANUFACTURING CO. 1p, approx. 7-3/4 x 6+". VG.........20-30

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787. Cathy Rigby [b. 1952] American gymnast, actress and speaker. Rigby's participation in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, as the highest-scoring U.S. gymnast made her a favorite with U.S. television audiences, and helped to popularize the sport in the U.S. She was U.S. National Gymnastic Champion in 1970 and 1972. Her greatest gymnastics accomplishment was winning a silver medal on the balance beam at the 1970 World Championships, being the first American woman to win a medal in World Gymnastics. Signed 3-1/2 x 5 in. photo. VG...........20-30

 

788. [MIXED LOT] [1] To Organize Gov. of Nebraska - Speech of Joseph R. Chandler, of Penn. on the Bill to organize Territorial Government in Nebraska. Delivered to the House of Rep., April 5, 1854. 7-pp. VG. See speech above [2] [BOER WAR] stereo-view photograph card issued 1900, Underwood & Underwood. When the Cannon's Roar is Still - men sleeping by their stacked arms. VG. [3] [SINGER SEWING] EDWIN DEAN - Singer Sewing machine agent from Missouri. ALS, St. Louis, 1866, 2 separate pages, 4to. To The Singer Manuf. Co. describing a trade fair "at which $20,000 will be distributed in premiums and which will be attended by 50,000 persons at least..." Says he will distribute Singer products to stimulate business. On Singer Co. letterhead. Light stain along edge from mounting trace on back. Page 1 Page 2 [4] Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814 - 1890) American humorist. Clip signature. [5] S. Parkes Cadman (1864-1936) American clergyman, newspaper writer, and pioneer Christian radio broadcaster of the 1920s and 1930s. He was an early advocate of ecumenism and an outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism and racial intolerance. By the time of his death in 1936, he was called "the foremost minister of Congregational faith" by the New York Times. ANS on card. [6] Nat C. Goodwin (1857-1919) American actor and vaudevillian. Signature. [7] Senator Lloyd Bentsen - TLS, 1989, 1p. [autopen?] [8] Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) American dramatist. Clip signature. [9] Edward J. Phelps (1822-1900) lawyer and diplomat from Vermont. [10] Lee Iacocca - signed 8x10 photo.........75-100

 

Original Copper Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

789. [ART] Walt Kuhn RARE ORIGINAL Etching Plate #27. WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL Walt Kuhn copper etching plate, title is NEAR PORTSMOUTH. That would be Portsmouth, NH. Plate size is approx. 4-1/8 x 6-1/8 in. This plate still has some life in it and etchings could be pulled from it. Very seldom does an original etching plate by an important artist ever reach the open market as they usually are in institutional collections. Provenance: Kuhn Estate. It is difficult to get a good scan of this and the picture below isn't very good. He did not etch his initials or signature into the plate into the plate, which was his normal practice. I don't think he ever etched his signature into any of his plates although he sometimes would etch initials, this was seldom. This is guaranteed to be an authentic Walt Kuhn plate without a time limit to the original purchaser. We will send a letter of guarantee and provenance to the buyer. The portrait photo of Kuhn shown below IS NOT for sale. Insured shipping based on zone. In 1967 the Kennedy Galleries [NYC] held an exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints. The catalogue states that Walt Kuhn's prints are of the greatest rarity. Of certain subjects only one to six impressions exist. Others vary in number of impressions, but none exceed fifty of any subject. The catalogue also says - Walt Kuhn's position in the ranks of our foremost American painters has long been assured. What is less familiar to the general public - and indeed to many collectors and institutions - is his work in the graphic media. With the exception of a few examples shown during his lifetime, the greater portion of his prints has remained locked up and forgotten in a warehouse these many years. On the occasion of the first major exhibition of his paintings to be held in New York in several decades, it is our privilege to show the etchings and lithographs that place Walt Kuhn among the most venturesome and exciting graphic artists of the 1920s and 30s. Of the 50 etchings listed in the Kennedy exhibition 41 are in the 6 or less impressions category, with 9 known to have up to 50 impressions. This particular plate, according to the Kennedy brochure, is indicated to have had up to as many as 50 impressions pulled from it. Many of you already know that we own the original Walt Kuhn etching plates. ...................2000-3000

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790. [FILM] Lilia Skala (1896-1994) Austrian-American actress. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress for her most famous role as the Mother Superior in Lilies of the Field opposite Oscar-winning Sidney Poitier. Skala also appeared in Ship of Fools, Deadly Hero, Charly, Heartland, Eleanor and Franklin, Roseland, Flashdance and House of Games. Signed 3x5 card. FINE.............20-30

 

791. [FILM] Eddie Quillan (1907-1990) American film actor whose career began as a child on the vaudeville stages and silent film and continued through the age of television in the 1980s. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo from western film. VG...........25-35

 

792. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. (b. 1935) is an African American business executive. He has been dubbed a Washington "power broker" by many. Signed & inscribed photo, 5x7................25-35

 

793. [LINCOLN] [Jacob Bunn] Springfield, Illinois banker who knew Abraham Lincoln well in the early years before Lincoln went to Washington. He handled the family financial affairs for Mary Todd Lincoln after the President was assassinated. Group of 5 Second National Bank, Lafayette, Ind. documents made to to Bunn........40-60

 

Her Majesty's Theatre

794. [THEATRE] John Ebers [1785-1830] was a bookseller who took over Her Majesty's Theatre in 1821, and seven more London premieres of Rossini operas (La gazza ladra, Il turco in Italia, Mosè in Egitto, Otello, La donna del lago, Matilde di Shabran and Ricciardo e Zoraide) took place there in the following three years. Ebers engaged Giuditta Pasta for the 1825 season, but he became involved in lawsuits which, combined with a large increase in the rent of the theatre, forced him into bankruptcy, after which he returned to his bookselling business. ALS, no year, 1p, to Miss Paten who writes reply [in pencil] on verso. Mounting traces along edge........40-60

 

795. Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to the English. Clip signature, dated July 23/ 95.........40-60

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Fought Against Geronimo

796. [INDIAN WARS] WM. A. GLASSFORD [1856-1931] Colonel US Army; Indian fighter; Arizona Territory pioneer. Heliograph Peak was home to a nineteenth century heliograph station. "During General Nelson Miles' mid-1880's campaign against the Apaches led by Geronimo, a U.S. Signal Corps officer named Colonel William A. Glassford established an innovative signal system. Atop mountain peaks throughout southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, soldiers manned stations using mirrors, or heliographs, to flash messages across great distances. Heliograph Peak, as one of the highest mountains in southeast Arizona, served as one of the peaks in that system. Miles cornered Geronimo in 1886 and had him sent into exile in Florida. As a reward for their efforts, the Apache scouts that had helped defeat Geronimo were sent into exile along with him. Shortly thereafter, the heliograph system was abandoned along with a number of forts used in the Apache campaign." Signed 1919 bank check. Nice clear signature.........60-80

 

797. [BRITISH NAVAL] WILL CHAMBERS - Rear Admiral. ALS, no date but c. 1807, 1p, folio. To Phitt Vanbrugh. Vanbrugh's docket on verso reads "Rear Adm. Chamber's advising that he will wait on me being just come to Town." The text area is very good but there are marginal faults.........50-75

 

798. [CINEMA] John Bromfield (1922-2005) film actor who appeared in a number of film-noirs and westerns in his short film career. South Bend, Indiana-born Bromfield's film career began when he was cast in Sorry, Wrong Number for Columbia Pictures. His career stretched into the 1950s when he appeard in more westerns and horror films (including the 3D horror film Revenge of the Creature (1955) - one of the Creature from the Black Lagoon sequels). Bromfield at last became a star when he was cast in the lucrative syndicated western TV series Sheriff of Cochise (1956), which later was retitled US Marshal. He retired from acting in 1960 to become a commercial fisherman. SIGNED/INSCRIBED 3x5 card. Fine...........20-30

 

799. [US CONGRESS] album page signed on both sides: Henry Y. Cranston (1789-1864) from RI € E.R. Potter (1811 - 1882) from RI € Thos. H. SEYMOUR [1807-1868] from Connecticut; served in the Mexican War; commissioned major in the Connecticut Infantry March 16, 1846, and in the Ninth United States Infantry April 9, 1847; lieutenant colonel of the Twelfth Infantry August 12, 1847; Governor of Connecticut 1850-1853; Minister to Russia 1853-1858 € Daniel P. King [1801-1850] from Massachusetts € on other side are signatures of John White [1802-1845] from Kentucky € J.R. NGERSOLL [1786-1868] from Pennsylvania € Luther SEVERANCE [1797-1855] from Maine; vice president of the Whig National Convention in 1848; United States commissioner to the Sandwich Islands 1850-1854. Plus another slip signed on both sides by Geo. W. Hopkins [1804-1861] from Virginia; appointed by President Polk Chargé d'Affaires to Portugal and served from March 3, 1847, to October 18, 1849 € Edward J. Black [1806-1846] from Ga. € on other side are Osmyn Baker [1800-1875] from Massachusetts € Julius Rockwell [1805 - 1888] a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Everett.............50-75

 

800. RICH HENRY LEE (ca.1802-1865). The son of Ludwell Lee and grandson of Signer Richard Henry Lee. As a strong opponent of slavery, the younger Lee abandoned Virginia in favor of Washington, Pennsylvania, where he accepted the presidency of Washington College. As political alliances started form after 1830, many of the Lees became Whigs (later Republicans), who eventually supported Lincoln with the emancipation process. Lee wrote biographies of Richard Henry Lee and his great uncle, Arthur Lee. CLIP SIGNATURE.....20-30

 

801. [RUSSIAN SCIENCE] Nikolai Alexandrovich Kozyrev (1908-1983) was a Russian astronomer. He was born in St. Petersburg, and by 1928 he had graduated from the University of Leningrad. In 1931 he began working at the Pulkovo Observatory, located to the south of Leningrad. He is most noted for his observation of the transient lunar phenomenon in Alphonsus crater on the Moon. In 1958 he observed a patch of white within the crater, and a spectrum of the area appeared to reveal an emission cloud of carbon particles. Transient lunar phenomenon had long recorded what appeared to be temporary emissions on the lunar surface, and Kozyrev's observation appeared to provide confirmation that the Moon was volcanically active. SIGNED 3x5 card......20-30

 

802. [DEL] Eli May Saulsbury (1817-1893) U.S. Senator from Delaware. SIGNATURE.

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Picture of Saulsbury

 

803. [DELAWARE] Presley Spruance (1785-1863) American merchant and politician from Smyrna, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Federalist and later the Whig Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as U.S. Senator from Delaware. SIGNATURE.

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804. [ENGLAND] Murray, William. 1st Earl of Mansfield [1705-1793] British jurist, b. Scotland. Son of 5th Viscount Stormont; M. P. (1742-56); solicitor general (1742), attorney general (1754); privy councilor (1756); lord chief justice (1756-88); created baron (1756); found technical flaw allowing substitution for fine and imprisonment for Wilkes's outlawry (1768); on unpopular side in cases of seditious libel, bitterly attacked by Junius; created earl (1776); during Gordon riots (1780) his house was burned, but nonetheless conducted scrupulously fair trial in which Lord George Gordon was acquitted. Reduced commercial law and doctrine of quasi-contract to coherent body of rules; developed new law to replace land-centered law in covering commerce; called by Macaulay "father of modern toryism." Clipped Signature mounted into a ornate color design on white paper...................40-60

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Portrait of Earl of Mansfield

 

805. [AMERICANA] John Gatling - Attorney at Law. ALS, Forrest City, Ark., 1896, 26 full pages, 8-1/4 x 10-3/4". To his sister Mrs. P.G. Hollowell, at Elizabeth City, NC. Extremely detailed and touching letter about the death of their mother. John was with his mother and he describes the conversations leading up to her passing. Bottom edge sunned 1st page. Yes - 26 pages............75-100

 

806. [MUSIC] Robert Ward (b.1917) American composer. Signed brochure about him.....20-30

 

807. [MUSIC] Phillip Lambro - American composer. Sig. brochure...........20-30

 

808. Rex Allen, Jr. (b. 1947) American country music singer, who started singing at the age of six; he had followed in the footsteps of his father, Rex Allen, a singing cowboy. Signed & inscribed 10x8 photo...........20-30

 

809. [OPERA] John Dudley [1905-1994] Between December 1940, when he made his debut as a student in Louise , and May 1944, he appeared in 235 performances at the Metropolitan Opera House and elsewhere, taking 28 roles in 24 different operas. He may be heard on several recordings of live Met productions. SIGNED, inscribed [someone tried to erase name inscribed to], 8x10 vintage photo. Photograph by James Abresch, NYC...........35-45

 

811. Robert Rantoul, Jr. (1805-1852) American politician from Massachusetts. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster. ALS, Boston, Nov. 4, 1842, 1p, 4to. plus address leaf [no post mark] to Daniel D. Brodhead. Minor political content. VG............40-60

 

812. [WEST VIRGINIA] Signatures in various form of congressmen: LILLY, Thomas Jefferson, (1878 - 1956); McGREW, James Clark, (1813 - 1910); REED, Stuart Felix, (1866 - 1935); ROSENBLOOM, Benjamin Louis, (1880 - 1965); plus album page signed Jno. A. Campbell, Hancock Co., W. Va. [not listed as congressman].........25-35

 

813. [OHIO] Album page signed by 3 Ohio Congressmen [all on same side]: STANTON, Benjamin, (1809 - 1872); DAY, Timothy Crane, (1819 - 1869); ALBRIGHT, Charles Jefferson, (1816 - 1883). VG...........30-40

 

The National Guard - The Minute Man

814. [SIGNED BOOK] author: Jim Dan Hill [noted historian]. "The Minute Man in Peace & War: A History of the National Guard." The history of the National Guard from the first Colonial Militia [Concord 1775] to Berlin, 1961. First Edition, 1964, The Stackpole Co., 585pp., 9-1/4" high. Signed & inscribed on front flyleaf by the author. Chipped dj. Good+...........50-75

 

815. (KENTUCKY) JOHN MURREY. Kentucky legislator. Autograph Letter Signed, Lexington, Kentucky, January 25, 1833. 2 pages 4to. Modest staining. Mentions Nullification; standing "shoulder to shoulder" in the house in 1824; fisheries etc...................40-60

 

816. Charles Sarolea (1870-1953) Belgian academic and versatile publicist. He was for a long period Professor of French at the University of Edinburgh. He wrote books on a wide range of topics on international affairs. He also edited from 1912 to 1917 Everyman, a literary magazine favourable to the doctrine of distributism. In 1915 he was sent by the Belgian government to the USA, in order to support the veracity of atrocity stories in circulation, about the German occupation of Belgium. The mission was not a success, in that Sarolea unwisely and publicly attacked the neutrality that the USA was at the time observing with respect to World War I. Recent academic interest has been on his political views. TLS, Edinburgh, 1925, 1p, 4to. To Mr. Kennedy. Says the Polish Ambassador had to postpone his visit therefore he wants to visit Kennedy with his friend John White. Says he has "really been overdoing it for the last two years. VG................40-60

 

817. [MIXED LOT] contains: [1] Elisha Phelps (1779-1847) US Representative from Connecticut. ALS, 1885, 1p. Laid to another sheet. [2] John A. Rockwell (1803- 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] Chauncey F. Cleveland (1799-1887) US Representative and the 31st Governor of Connecticut. CLIP SIGNATURE [2 mounting stains]. [4] Philip Philbin - US congressman from Mass. ALS, 1949, 1p. [5] 1856 printed Gov. Doc. from Sec. of Treas., James Guthrie. [6] 1914 SONS OF VETERANS application card to Camp George A. Custer. [7] 1838 Bill of Lading document - NY bound for Charleston, SC. [8] R. H. Duell (1824 - 1891) US congressman from NY. Clip signature. [9] Moses G. Leonard (1809-1899) US congressman from NY. Clip Free Frank signature. [10] C.H. Calkin (1828-1913) US congressman from NY. Clip signature [half toned]. [11] Unidentified signature of congressman or senator from Hartford, Ct. [11] Royal Cleaves Johnson (1882-1939) Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota and a highly decorated veteran of World War I. Signature. [12] Frederick Haskell Dominick (1877-1960) U.S. congressman from South Carolina. He served for eight terms from 1917 to 1933. Signed card........50-75

 

818. [SHOW BIZ] contains: [1] Elle Macpherson - Australian businesswoman, television host, model and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s. Signed color 5x8 picture. [2] Heather Angel [1909-1986] English actress. She appeared in many British films before going to Hollywood. Signed 3x5 card. [3] Cindy Crawford - 8x10 color photo with facs. signature. [4] Peter Falk - unsigned 8x10 picture. [5] Billy Dee Williams - unsigned 5x7 photo. Plus unsigned 8 x 10 photos of Alan Arkin, Hans Conried, Bing Crosby, Mamie Van Doren/Ray Anthony, Robert Redford, Princess Summerfall Winterfall [from Howdy Doody Show]; plus msaller photos of Jane Russell & Danny Thomas. Condition G-VG........40-60

 

819. [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, "anything but agreeable." But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it "the animal himself." Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.................100-200

 

820. [US CONGRESSMEN] Album page signed by 2 congressmen on one side and 3 on the other side. Includes: Archibald Lybrand [1840-1910] OHio / W.B. Shattuc [1841-1911] Ohio. On the other side: Horace B. Packer [1851-1940] Pa / James H. Codding [1849-1919] Pa / A.L. Hager [1850-1923] Iowa. VG...........40-60

 

821. [NAVAL] Ernest McNeill Eller (1903-1992) Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, who served as Director of Naval History, Naval History Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations from 1956 to 1970. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO..................25-35

 

822. [OPERA] Allan James Foli [1837-1899) Irish bass singer. Originally a carpenter, he studied under Bisaccia at Naples, and made his first appearance at Catania in 1862. From the opera in Paris he was engaged by Mapleson for the season of 1865, and appeared with much success in various parts. He sang in the first performance of The Flying Dutchman (Daland) in England in 1870, and in the first performance of Gounod's La Rédemption in 1882. He was distinguished in opera and oratorio alike for his vigorous, straightforward way of singing, and was in great request at ballad concerts. MOUNTED SIGNATURE......25-35

 

823. [THEATRE] Ada Cavendish (1839-1895), famous British actress, made her debut at the New Royal Theatre in 1863. ALS, 1877, 1-line sending her autograph. Mounted....30-40

 

824. [SILENT FILM] Leatrice Joy (1893-1985) American actress most prolific during the early silent film era. Leatrice Joy married John Gilbert in 1922. ALS, no yr, 2pp. Says it was a "real joy to work with Mr. de Mille." Signed Leatrice Joy Gilbert. VG.............40-60

 

For The Portrait Collector

825. [CHEMISTRY] BLACK, Joseph (1728-99), British chemist, best known for his detailed account of the isolation and chemical activity of carbon dioxide. Black was born in Bordeaux, France, and educated at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. He was professor of chemistry, medicine, and anatomy at Glasgow from 1756 to 1766; thereafter he was professor of chemistry at Edinburgh. In about 1761 Black discovered the phenomenon of latent heat ( see Heat), and three years later he measured the latent heat of steam. His pupil and assistant James Watt later put these discoveries to practical use. About 1754 Black discovered the gas carbon dioxide, which he called fixed air, and showed its function in the causticization of lime (making lime more alkaline), thus helping to disprove the phlogiston theory of combustion ( see Chemistry; Phlogiston). Black also discovered that different substances have different specific heats. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean...........................30-40

 

826. [IOWA] HAROLD E. HUGHES - Senator from Iowa; born near Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, February 10, 1922; attended the public schools and the University of Iowa; Army combat rifleman in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy during the Second World War; engaged in motor transportation business; elected to Iowa State Commerce Commission 1959-1962; Governor of Iowa 1963-1968; executive committee, National Governors Conference 1965-1967; chairman Democratic Governors Conference 1966-1968; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1968 and served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; briefly sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1971; served on the Commission on the Operation of the Senate 1975-1976; consultant to the Senate Judiciary Committee 1975-1976; president, The Hughes Foundation; chairman, Harold Hughes Centers for Alcoholism and Drug Treatment; was a resident of Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to his retirement home in Glendale, Ariz., where he died on October 23, 1996; remains were cremated. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AS SENATOR. Fine....................25-35

 

827. Edie Falco - actress. signed small newspaper picture..................20-30

 

828. [CHRISTIAN SOCIALIST] Edward Ellis Carr [b. 1866] he organized the Christian Socialist Fellowship. TLS, The Christian Socialist, 1912, 1p, 4to. To Rev. Roland D. Sawyer [he ran as Socialist for Gov. of Mass.] Re: publishing Sawyer article as pamphlet.......50-75

 

Nonconformist Divine

829. Joseph Parker (1830-1902) was an English Nonconformist divine. ALS, July 16, 1881, 2pp, 8vo. To Mr. (Samuel Carter) Hall [1800-1889] the Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality. Parker was the son of Teasdale Parker, a stone mason , and Elizabeth, née Dodd. He managed to pick up a fair education, which in after-life he constantly supplemented. In the revolutionary years from 1845 to 1850 young Parker as a local preacher and temperance orator gained a reputation for vigorous utterance. He was influenced by Thomas Cooper, the Chartist, and Edward Miall, the Liberationist, and was much associated with Joseph Cowen, afterwards MP for Newcastle upon Tyne. In the spring of 1852 he wrote to Dr John Campbell, minister of Whitefield Tabernacle, Moorfields, London , for advice as to entering the Congregational ministry, and after a short probation he became Campbell's assistant. He also attended lectures in logic and philosophy at University College London. From 1853 to 1858 he was pastor at Banbury. His next charge was at Cavendish Street, Manchester, where he rapidly made himself felt as a power in English Nonconformity. While here he published a volume of lectures entitled Church Questions, and, anonymously, Ecce Deus (1868), a work provoked by Seeley's Ecce Homo. The University of Chicago conferred on him the degree of D.D. In 1869 he returned to London as minister of the Poultry church, founded by Thomas Goodwin. Almost at once he began the scheme which resulted in the erection of the great City Temple in Holborn Viaduct. It cost £70,000, and was opened on 19 May 1874 . From this centre his influence spread far and wide. His stimulating and original sermons, with their notable leaning towards the use of a racy vernacular, made him one of the best known personalities of his time. Dr Parker was twice chairman of the London Congregational Board and twice of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. The death of his second wife, Emma, née Common, in 1899, was a blow from which he never fully recovered. Parker was pre-eminently a preacher, and his published works are chiefly sermons and expositions, chief among them being City Temple Sermons (1869-1870) and The People's Bible, in 25 vols (1885-1895). Other volumes include the autobiagraphical Springdale Abbey (1869), The Inner Life of Christ (1881), Apostolic Life (1884), Tyne Chylde: My Life and Teaching (1883; new ed., 1889), A Preacher's Life (1899). This letter is in fine condition..............100-150

Parker - 2nd page

 

830. [ENGLAND] George Pryme (1781-1868) British economist, academic and politician. In 1799, Pryme entered Trinity College, Cambridge, winning a scholarship there in 1800 and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1803. In 1804, he began studying law at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Bar in 1806, practising in London until health problems forced him to return to Cambridge in 1808. In 1816, Pryme began conducting lectures on political economy at Cambridge, the first teaching of such a topic at any English university, and in that same year his lectures were published as a book entitled A Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on the Principles of Political Economy. In 1828, he was made Professor of Political Economy by the university senate, although a chair was not established for the topic at Cambridge until just before his retirement. He was politically active, and successfully opposed parliamentary candidates sponsored by the Duke of Rutland, and eventually winning a seat in the House of Commons representing Cambridge as a Whig. Pryme worked hard in the parliament, pushing for university reform at Oxford and Cambridge until his poor health prompted his family to urge his retirement from parliament. He returned to Cambridge and bought an estate in Wistow while continuing to lecture and practice as a barrister on occasion. He died in 1868. In 1870, his memoirs were published, Autobiographic Recollections of George Pryme, edited by his daughter Alicia Bayne. ALS, 1837, written on both sides. To Joshua Walmsby accepting invitation to dinner of the Reform Association of Liverpool.............50-75

 

831. MYSTERY LOT of about 86 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; ; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1819. Includes 1825 document signed by Roland G. Hazard [see him up], and 1945 TLS my the US Adjutant General, Major General Edward F. Witsell. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

832. [EDGAR A. GUEST] Lot of 3 soft-cover books from his library, each signed & inscribed to Guest. Inludes: "Rainbow Ribbons" poems by Juanita Elliott; "Philosophic Phantasies" by William Wallace Ellis; "Recitations" by Zilla Vollmer Tietgen. 1946-1952. G-VG........50-75

 

833. [PHOTOGRAPHY - NASA] WILLENE WHISENHANT - one of the important photographers at NASA at the beginning. ORIGINAL vintage color 10x8 photo showing Alan Shepard lying down in space suit with technicians around him. Whisenhant has written caption in ink below "MA-9 - Backup - Shepard." NASA S-63-3888. VG. Provenance: Ex-collection of the photographer.........100-200

 

834. [WM. HOWARD TAFT] ORIGINAL PORTRAIT ETCHING of William Howard Taft, US President and Chief Justice of US Supreme Court. Original etching pencil signed by the artist, Phillips, image 14 x 11". Image area and margins near image are very good; outer edges tattered.....150-200

 

835. [ART] Donald S. Graham (1909-2003) American attorney, art collector. He contributed greatly to the Denver Art Museum [Colorado]. He had a particular interest in the artist Walt Kuhn and much of his correspondence with Brenda Kuhn, daughter of the artist, is now in the Archive of American Art Collection, Smithsonian, Washington DC. He served for a considerable number of years as a member of the Board of Trustees and as the secretary of the Denver Art Museum. He also served many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Opera (New Mexico). Significant TLS, Denver, 1983, 4-full pages, to Brenda Kuhn. He talks about Fred Bartlett's health; MOMA show including Picasso, Matisse, Leger, Feininger, Sheeler; the Denver Art Museum's director Thomas Maytham suddenly resigned; $8 bond issue for museum; new Curator of American Art has arrived; museum's 19th century print collection [surprised how tiny it was then]; mentions the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth; the Taos School; quite a bit about the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe and that he didn't much care for her work; Stieglitz; "It is indeed interesting to know that the Hirshhorn's bronze of the Gallic Cock was purchased from you. What a treasure."; Denver has introduced to grand opera at a rather high level; his annual trip to Santa Fe; he loaned from his collection Walt Kuhn's painting Brothel Scene to an exhibition which included works by Robert Henri, Remington, Russell, etc.; lengthy section on his eye surgury; he's agreed to continue as a member of the Collections Committee at the museum. Excellent condition.......75-100

 

836. (PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1912). THOMAS JONES PENCE (1873-1916). American newspaperman; in charge Publicity Bureau Democratic National Convention, Chicago, campaign of 1908; director and manager publicity campaign of Woodrow Wilson in campaign that resulted in his nomination in Baltimore, 1912. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1916. Bank check with vignette of bank. SCARCE Woodrow Wilson association item..........35-45

 

Methodism in Africa

837. [RELIGION] John M. Springer (1873-1963) pioneering Methodist Episcopal Church missionary and bishop, was instrumental in developing Methodism in Africa. DS, 1949, HE SIGNS HIS APPROVAL PROOF SHEET FOR who's who in America. Adds typed information. Quite uncommon........100-150

 

838. [ENGLAND] Sir Walter RALEIGH [1861-1922]. English critic and essayist. Professor of literature, Liverpool (1889), Glasgow (1900), and Oxford (1904). Author of The English Novel (1894), Style (1897), Milton (1900), Wordsworth (1903), Shakespeare (1907), Six Essays on Johnson (1910), Romance (1917), and War in the Air (first volume of history of Royal Air Force, 1922). ALS, 1907, 3pp, approx. 4-1/4 x 7 in..............35-45

 

839. [THEATRE] Alfred Wigan (1818-1878), English actor, manager. ANS, 1857], 1p., 7 x 4 in. "The ladies & gentlemen engaged in the performance of 'Hush Money' at Windsor Castle on Wednesday evening last will receive at the treasury the enumeration for their services sent this morning by Mr. Charles Kean." Paper clip mark, very light stain - both minor............60-80

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840. [THEATRE] GERALD SAVORY [1909-1996] Playwright. ALS, NY, 1939, 2pp, 8vo. To Roland Young. All his plans have clashed badly on the verge of a production in London. Seriously considering a return to Hollywood if you should hear of an assignment..........75-100

 

841. [WISC] MURRAY, Reid Fred, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Ogdensburg, Waupaca County, Wis., October 16, 1887; attended the public schools and Manawa High School; was graduated from the College of Agriculture of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1916; served as agricultural agent for railroads in St. Paul, Minn., 1914-1917, for Winnebago County, Wis., 1917-1919, and for the First National Bank, Oshkosh, Wis., 1919-1922; professor of animal husbandry, at the College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, 1922-1927; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the buying and selling of cattle and farms, Waupaca, Wis., 1927-1939; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Bethesda, Md., April 29, 1952; interment in Park Cemetery, one mile north of Ogdensburg, Wis. TLS, 1948 re: Standard Oil Co...............20-30

 

842. Ken Murray (1903-1988) American entertainer and author. ISP, 5 x 7......20-30

 

843. [MUSIC] Frankie Laine [1913-2007] American singer, songwriter and actor whose career spanned 75 years. Signed & inscribed flyer about him. 8.5 x 6.5 in.............35-45

 

844. (FOOTBALL) LAWRENCE PERRY (d. 1954). American journalist and author. Editor "Yachting" (1906-1910); author "THE FULLBACK" (1916); THE BIG GAME (1918); FOR THE GAME'S SAKE (1921); "TOUCHDOWNS" (1924). Author of syndicated columns "For the Game's SAKE" and "NEW YORK SKYLINES." Supervisor sports arts, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1916. Bank check with vignette of bank.................25-35

 

845. (Anna Maria Fielding Carter - Mrs. S. C. Hall) (1800-1881) Irish-born author. Her works include "Sketches of Irish Life," "Lights and Shadows of Irish Life," "Stories of the Irish Peasantry," "The Whiteboy," "Nelly Nowlan," and "The Outlaw." She collaborated with her husband, the journalist Samuel Carter Hall, on the three-volume set "Ireland: Its Scenery and Character." Mrs. Hall was unusual for her open criticism of the government, particularly in "The Whiteboy." Offered here is an unsigned manuscript page from Mrs. Hall's "Mary Ryan's Daughter." Approx. 23 lines in her hand. Tattered edges........30-40

 

846. [CHIEF OF REVENUE AGENTS DURING WORLD WAR I] JOHN DONAHOE MURPHY (1885-1949). Lawman, Chief of revenue agents, U.S. Treasury, Washington, D. C., 1918. Murphy went on to serve as partner, Lewis, Murphy & Co.. accountants and tax consultants (1919-26); among his other duties. SCARCE SIGNED BANK CHECK, 1918, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, DC...........50-75

 

847. Hubert Work (1860-1942) was a U.S. administrator and physician. He served as the Postmaster General between 1922 and 1923. He then served as the Secretary of the Interior from 1923 to 1928. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1939. Signed proof of his biographical entry in the 1940-41 edition of WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA..............50-75

 

848. [MAINE] SAM FREEMAN (1743-1831) American jurist from Maine. He was an active patriot during the Revolutionary struggle; was secretary of the Cumberland County convention in 1774, secretary of the provincial congress [John Hancock was president] in 1775, member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1776 and 1778. From 1776 - 1805 he was also postmaster of Portland. The historian William Willis described Freeman: "We believe no other man ever held so many responsible trusts at one time, and none was ever more faithful in the discharge of his duties." Signed court document, CUMBERLAND COUNTY [Maine], 1807, 8 x 9 in. Condition is good. Stephen Longfellow [so stated in text] witnessed Freeman's signature. He was the father of the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.............50-75

 

849. [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK [1828-1895] American sculptor; founder & president [1867] of Chicago Academy of Design. Among his works are the Douglas monument in Chicago and a Douglas & Lincoln statue at the capitol in Springfield. He made the famous life mask of Lincoln and cast of his hands as well as a bust of the president from life. ADS, Chicago, 1876. A promissory note filled out by Volk, and since he wrote his name in the body we are calling this signed. The man owed the money has signed at bottom. Nautical vignette. Looks like a bank check...............100-150

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Seeing The Head of Lincoln

850. [LINCOLN] D.V. [Douglas Volk] TLS, 1926, 1p, 8vo. Volk's retained copy signed with initials in ink. To Fred E. Reed in Oakland, Calif. Says he's leaving "my country place in Maine in a few days." "With regard to your seeing the head of Lincoln, about which you wrote some weeks ago, I will do my best to make possible the fulfillment of the desire you so kindly express. ....I will arrange to have you see the picture...."..............75-100

 

851. Charles H. King - Admiral. Signature...........20-30

 

852. [LINCOLN] D.V. [Douglas Volk] retained copy of 1925 TLS signed in ink with initials. To Margaret Davis re: sending one of his portrait paintings of Abraham Lincoln for exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair............75-100

 

853. [ABRAHAM LINCOLN PORTRAIT] small archive concerning the artist Douglas Volk's portrait painting of Abraham Lincoln, to be exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair in 1925. Includes ALS [marked copy] by Douglas Volk saying that the painting's insurance value should be $16,000 and when the painting will be shipped. This is written on the back of a TLS from Margaret Davis, Secretary to Mr. Watson. This letter was sent to Allen Eaton in NYC about the insurance value of this painting [$20,000]. Also there is a lengthy TLS from Allen Eaton to Douglas Volk about the $20,000. PLUS carbon copy of unsigned letter from Eaton to Davis. Douglas Volk [1856-1935] American artist. THE ONLY ROOM IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION DEDICATED TO A SINGLE PRESIDENT - The Lincoln Bedroom. On the north wall of this room hangs a portrait of Lincoln by Douglas Volk based on a bust his father (Leonard Volk) had done from real life. Many famous people have spent the night in this room and have talked about strange things. For instance the actor Richard Dreyfess reported having scary dreams about a portrait of Mr. Lincoln that hangs in the room. The "4-cent Lincoln," as the name implies, features President Abraham Lincoln. This stamp was issued to accommodate the August 1, 1958 increase in first-class postage rate after 26 years at three cents. Originally issued on November 16, 1954, this red-violet stamp features Lincoln's likeness inspired by a portrait by Douglas Volk. First-class postage remained four cents through January 6, 1963, and this stamp was the workhorse during that period. Abraham Lincoln currently ranks third as the subject of a US postage stamp. Only George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have appeared on more stamp issues...........100-150

 

854. FRANK CROWNINSHIELD [1872-1947]. American editor, b. Paris, of American parentage. Publisher of The Bookman (1895-1900); assistant editor of Metropolitan Magazine (1900-02) and Munsey' s Magazine (1903-07); art editor, Century Magazine (1910-13); editor, Vanity Fair (1914-36). ALS, The Century Co., nd, 1p. To the journalist Miss Marshall. Thanks for nice letter - pleasure to meet people like you...................30-40

 

855. [GREAT BRITAIN] LORD SCARBOROUGH, 6th Earl. Richard Lumley Saunderson [1757-1807]. ALS, 1819, 2 pages, written in the 3rd person. Attached is the address panel which includes his black wax seal which is in very good condition. To Greabes [?]. Appears to be about the sale of a horse. VG...............75-100

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856. Gabriel Garcia Tassara [1817-1875] writer. Clip signature......20-30

 

857. [POLITICS] [1] CHAFFEE, Calvin Clifford [1811-1896] Representative from Massachusetts. AQS, "LIBERTY TO ALL Sincerely yours C.C. Chaffee." [2] NEWTON, Walter Hughes [1880-1941] Representative from Minnesota; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his resignation on June 30, 1929, having been appointed secretary to President Hoover, serving in that capacity until March 3, 1933. SIGNED CARD. Edge toned. [3] BOYD, John Huggins [1799-1868] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE. [4] ROWELL, Jonathan Harvey [1833-1908] Representative from Illinois; during the Civil War served as a company officer in the Seventeenth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. SIGNATURE. [5] CHANDLER, Joseph Ripley [1792-1880] Representative from Pennsylvania. CLIP SIGNATURE............35-45

 

858. (JOURNALISM). Max Gebhard SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1910......25-35

 

859. BRENDA KUHN (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. She spent her whole life overseeing the Kuhn Estate, was a philanthropist, Kuhn scholar, amateur photographer. Group of approx. 100 signed bank checks, c. 1965....................150-200

 

860. MYSTERY LOT of about 93 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1800. There is also an 1825 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up], and a 1815 New York Supreme Court document. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

861. William John McGee [1853-1912]. American geologist and anthropologist, b. near Farley, Iowa. With U.S. Geological Survey (1883-93), Bureau of American Ethnology (1893-1903), Inland Waterways Commission (1907-12). Noted for studies of Pleistocene geology of upper Mississippi valley, stratigraphy of Atlantic coast plain, role of sheetfloods in pediment formation. Wrote The Geology of the Head of Chesapeake Bay (1888), The Seri Indians (1898), Outlines of Hydrology (1908). TLS, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1894, 1p, 4to. To Professor R.S. Woodward. "My departure has been unexpectedly delayed and so also the carrying out of my intentions to send you all of the correspondence of the Executive Committee up to date. That correspondence, with the exception of a note from you, is enclosed herein; the letters from me are transcripts from my presscopy book. The correspondence explains itself except that I may add that the transcript of today's letter to Dr. Brinton is sent also to Professor Putnam. Enclosed herein please find account of traveling expenses in connection with the work of the Executive Committee, which you may, if you like, forward to Professor Putnam. Any correspondence on this subject may perhaps best be conducted with Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, 1225 Connecticut avenue. Trusting that all may go well with the Executive Committee and the cooperation, and especially with you, I remain..." VG................100-150

See McGee letter

 

862. Lawrence Dennis (1893-1977) American diplomat, consultant and author. He advocated fascism in America after the Great Depression, arguing that capitalism was doomed. Dennis was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was of mixed race, though this was a fact he concealed later on in life. Following a notable career as a child evangelist, he was sent to Phillips Exeter Academy and then to Harvard. During World War I, Dennis commanded a company of military police in France. He graduated from Harvard in 1920 and entered the foreign service. The turning point of Dennis' life came when he served in Nicaragua. He resigned from the foreign service in disgust at the U.S. intervention there against the Sandino rebellion. He then became an adviser to the Latin American fund of the Seligman banking trust, but again made enemies when he wrote a series of exposes of their foreign bond enterprises in The New Republic and The Nation in 1930. These exposes propelled Dennis into a national public intellectual career, publishing his first book at the height of the depression in 1932, Is Capitalism Doomed?. The book submitted that capitalism was, and by all right should be, on its death knell, but warned of the grave dangers of a world devoid of its positive legacy. Dennis' two later books detailed his sense of the system that was emerging to replace it, which he believed to be fascism. The Coming American Fascism in 1936, detailing the system's substructure, and The Dynamics of War and Revolution in 1940, on the superstructure. Lawrence Dennis was an editor at The Awakener for some time. Later he founded his own publication, the Weekly Foreign Letter, and he wrote for Today's Challenge, published by the pro-German American Fellowship Forum of George Sylvester Viereck and Friedrich Auhagen. He tried to enlist in the American Army during World War II, but the Army rejected him after the media ran stories about him. In 1944 he was indicted, in a group which ranged from genuine progressives to pro-Nazi agitators, in a sedition prosecution under the Smith Act which ended in a mistrial after the judge died of a heart attack. Dennis co-authored with Maximilian St. George an account of the Great Sedition Trial of 1944 which appeared in 1946 as A Trial on Trial, but put forth his own defense in court. In his later years Dennis repudiated his views of the 1930s and early 1940s, became a critic of militarism and the Cold War, and propagated his views through a modest newsletter, The Appeal to Reason, which maintained a prominent circle of readers, including Herbert Hoover, Joseph P. Kennedy, William Appleman Williams, Harry Elmer Barnes, and James J. Martin. Dennis' last book, Operational Thinking for Survival, was published in 1967. Offered here is an 8-page typed Review of Robert L. Mitley's 1933 "POPULAR FINANCIAL DELUSIONS", DONE FOR THE SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE, signed in ink at the conclusion. Smitley book attacked many of the ideas held by men in business. Is social reform in such young movements as communism or fascism necessary? The handwritten corrections are in the hand of Dennis. RARE!............100-150

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863. Aleksandra Danilova (1903-1997) Russian-born prima ballerina who became an American citizen. Signed picture dancing, removed from some publication........25-35

 

864. Aleksandra Danilova (1903-1997) Russian-born prima ballerina who became an American citizen. ALS, 1990, 1p.........25-35

 

865. EUGENE McCARTHY - signed, inscribed 8x10 photo [signed dark area, poor contrast] plus sig. card..............15-20

 

866. AGUSTIN EDWARDS [1878-1941]. Chilean banker and diplomat. Vice president of Chile (1901-02); minister for foreign affairs (1903, 1905, 1909, 1910); minister to Italy, Spain, and Switzerland (1905-06) and to Great Britain (1910-25); ambassador to Great Britain (1935-38). President, League of Nations Assembly (1922), and of 5th Pan-American conference (1923). ALS, Paris, 1922, 1p, 8vo. Sends these few lines in reply.............25-35

 

867. SAMUEL W. JOHNSON - Am. chemist. Agricultural chemist, born in Kingsboro, New York, USA. After studying at Yale and completing his graduate work in Germany, he returned to become a professor at Yale (1856). His own research on soils, crop rotation, soil analysis, plant nutrition, fertilizers, and food adulteration advanced scientific agriculture in the USA. He is also known as a pioneer in agricultural regulation (1850s) and he was one of the first to organize an American agricultural experiment station, establishing one in Connecticut (1875) and serving as its director [1877-99]. Short ALS of regret. Can't accept invitation to meet members of the National Academy of Sciences, 1908. VG.............80-120

See Johnson letter

 

868. RAYMOND ROBINS [1873-1954] Am. Social economist. Colonel Robins had a colorful career. At the age of 17 he worked in coal and lead mines, and went to the Klondike in search of gold. There, as a minister and a social worker, he founded a church and a hospital. He studied law in Washington, D.C. and became a social economist. As his fame and reputation grew, he was much in demand as a speaker in universities and colleges. Colonel Robins served as an economic advisor to five presidents. He was honored with the title of colonel for his work with the American Red Cross in Russia during the First World War. When the Russian Revolution broke out, he was the sole Allied representative in Russia. Through his work with the Red Cross, he became acquainted with Lenin and Trotsky, and debated endlessly with Lenin the virtues of democracy as opposed to communism. In 1918, Mrs. Robins plated an acorn on the Chinsegut grounds as the Colonel met with Lenin in Russia. When Mrs. Robins told the Colonel of the planting, he responded, "If it grows, we will call it the Lenin Oak." The Lenin Oak stands majestically on the grounds today. Chinsegut Hill became the residence of Colonel and Mrs. Robins. In 1932, Colonel and Mrs. Robins gave their property to the Federal Government as a Wildlife Refuge, Forest Preserve and Agricultural Experiment Station. TLS, 1927, 1p, 4to. To Miss Chase, Buffalo, NY. re: a lecture he will give. "My subject will be THE NEXT STEP IN CIVILIZATION -- THE OUTLAWRY OF WAR...." Edges toned with some chipping. The body and signature are very good..........20-30

 

869. ALEXANDER WILEY - US Sen. from Wis. TLS, 1950 re: Bureau of Am. Ethnology. WILEY, Alexander, a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., May 26, 1884; attended the public schools, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1907; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chippewa Falls, Wis.; district attorney of Chippewa County 1909-1915; unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor in 1936; engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944, 1950 and 1956 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1963; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Eighty-third Congress), resided in Washington, D.C., until a few days before his death, May 26, 1967, at High Oaks Christian Science Church Sanitarium in Germantown, Pa.; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis...................25-35

 

870. (MASSACHUSETTS) CENTRAL PART OF NORTHAMPTON, MASS. - original 1839 wood engraved view, 6-1/4 x 3-1/4 plus margins. VG..............25-35

 

871. Donald Robertson ISO (1860 - 1942) was the first Public Service Commissioner in New Zealand. Prior to being the Public Service Commissioner, he was Secretary of the Post & Telegraph Department. He wrote the Early History of the New Zealand Post Office. When he retired he lived in the south of France, but came back to New Zealand in the depression. He was born in Dunedin, and died in a Wanganui private hospital. SIGNED, INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO. Very nice with minor silvering to surface...............25-35

 

872. (JOURNALISM). M[ax] G[ebhard] SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1911........25-35

 

873. [ART] THOS. CRAWFORD (1814-1857). American sculptor, b. New York City. Studied in Rome, with Thorvaldsen (1835); resident in Rome most of his life. Works in neoclassical style included Beethoven, Orpheus, Dancing Girl, Dying Indian Maiden, Flora, Peri, Babes in the Woods. The Washington statue in Richmond, Va., and some of the sculptural decorations for the Capitol at Washington, D.C. (notably the Senate pediment, the bronze entry doors, and the armed figure Freedom on its dome) were executed from his designs. CLIPPED SIGNATURE, mounted. Mounting traces show............20-30

 

874. [SLAVERY] Ashbel Green, D.D. (1762-1848) American Presbyterian minister and academic. He served as a sergeant of the New Jersey militia during the American Revolution, and went on to study with Dr. John Witherspoon and graduate valedictorian from Princeton University in 1783. Green later became the third Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives from 1792 to 1800, and the eighth (and highly unpopular, due to what many students saw as his heavy-handed leadership style) President of Princeton University, from 1812 to 1822. He emancipated his family's slave Betsey Stockton in 1817, taught her and recommended her as a missionary to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, making her the first single female overseas missionary. He also published a periodical entitled the Christian Advocate. SIGNATURE on blue lined paper. Our research finds that students were using blue lined paper as early as, at least, 1825..............25-35

 

875. [MUSIC] DAVID NADIEN - composer. Signature of envelope [no post marks]......20-30

See portrait of Nadien

 

876. Sir John RHYS (1840-1915). Welsh scholar. First professor of Celtic at Oxford (1877); principal of Jesus Coll. (1895-1915). Author of numerous works on Celtic philology, inscriptions, history, religion; editor of Welsh texts.ALS [1908], on both sides of correspondence card....................50-75

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877. [MUSIC] STANISLAV SKROWACZEWSKY - FAMOUS CONDUCTOR. Signed 3x5 card......20-30

 

878. (ART) Alexander POPE [1849-1924] Notable American sporting artist, hailing from Dorchester, Massachusetts and studying under William Copley. One of America's popular gaming artists. As a youth, Alexander Pope carved and sketched animals around his home in Massachusetts. In the 1860s, he worked for his family's lumber business. Pope studied carving, painting, perspective, and anatomy with William Rimmer, an important romantic-baroque sculptor, painter, and influential teacher of many Boston artists. From 1879 to 1883, Pope created many well-received carvings of game. Czar Alexander III of Russia acquired two of the carvings. In 1893, Pope began painting animal portraits and, later, pursued a career as a portrait painter. Eventually, he was considered one of the best Bostonian trompe l'oeil painters of the 19th century Pope's work is recognized in many private collections and museums, including the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Offered here is one of his childhood sketches. Small sheet, unsigned, with minor sketches on both sides. On one side - 1 head, 1 partial face, 2 small apples. On the verso is childish sketch of man. He has also written an arithmetic problem on the better side. Lined paper, 7.5 x 4.25. Top corner missing. An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist...............100-200

Seer sketch

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879. [MAINE] PHINEAS PRATT [1789-1865] b. New Ipswich, NH; Principal of Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine 1820-1826; merchant in Gardiner, Me. 1843-65. Fine ALS, Gardiner [ME], 1843, 1p. 4to. plus post-marked address leaf addressed to Josiah W. Seaver at South Berwick, Maine. Business matter. Fine........25-35

 

880. [Odd Ball Lot] Mixed lot: [1] 1840 Bill of Lading, NY. [2] 1836 American Insurance Co. document for Sloop Express. [3] group of 10 Limerick National Bank checks [Maine, c. 1919-26. [4] 1842 receipt document for soap & food. F.T. William, Commander, USN. - TLS, 1946, to congressman Philip Phibin. [5] antique engraved portrait of Philip Syng Physick, noted physician. [6] campaign card for Sargent Shriver. [7] Printed Gov. document, 1842, from Sec. of the Treasury, 25pp. [8] printed portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes. [9] William Elsey Connelley [1855-1930] Kansas Pioneer; friend of Indians who wrote the first Wyandot Vocabulary. Nine handwritten lines byConnelly from one of his manuscripts [unsigned]. [10] (EARLY FOOTBALL). Vintage colored card with illustrations of football players being an invitation for The 3rd Annual Football Dinner at the Hotel Carlton, November 11, 1908. "THE '08 GIRLS' REUNION DINNER AT THE CARLTON HOTEL, BERKELEY." Postal card postmarked Berkeley, California, October 31,1908. .............60-80

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881. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Am. artist best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Volk makes an ink sketch of woman's head on envelope addressed to him "Mr. Douglas Volk, 29 West 31st St. NY New York. The handwriting is by Marion Volk, his wife...............60-80

 

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882. [AVIATION] John Manke - NASA test pilot. Signed 1971 Air Mail cover honoring his flight piloting the X-27-33 flight. Small photo of plan attached...........20-30

 

883. [AVIATION] John Manke - NASA test pilot. Signed 1973 cover honoring his flight piloting the X-24B Lifting Body flight...........20-30

 

884. [SCIENCE] William Henry Brewer (1828-1910) American botanist. He worked on the first California Geological Survey and was the first Chair of Agriculture at Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School. In 1855 Brewer travelled to Europe where he studied natural science under Professor Robert Bunsen at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He then went to Munich to study organic chemistry under Professor Justus von Liebig. In 1857 Brewer went to Paris, France and studied chemistry under Professor Michel Eugène Chevreul. In 1858 Brewer returned to the United States and was appointed professor of chemistry at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. In 1860, shortly after the death of his wife and newborn son, Brewer was invited by Josiah D. Whitney to become the chief botanist of the California Geological Survey. Brewer led field parties in the extensive survey of the geology of California until 1864, when he became the Chair of Agriculture at Sheffield Scientific School. Brewer wrote extensively during the survey including many letters to family and friends, a compendium of which was eventually published by the Yale University Press in 1930 as Up and Down California in 1860-1864. It is a well-regarded and evocative first-person history of California during that period. During his tenure at Yale, Brewer took part in a survey of Greenland in 1869. In 1899 he was hired by Edward Henry Harriman to take part in his famous Alaskan expedition. In 1903 Brewer retired from teaching, and died at his New Haven, Connecticut home in 1910. Mount Brewer, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is named after him. ALS, WRITTEN IN 3rd PERSON, APRIL 15. No year mentioned but c. 1906. "Mr. Wm. H. Brewer, will be glad to accept the kind invitation of Mr. & Mrs. Woodward, to meet them and the Members of the National Academy of Science.".................50-75

 

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885. [LINCOLN] Walton's Vermont Register and Farmers' Almanac for 1865 which lists on page 101 "The Executive Branch - Abraham Lincoln of Illinois President". The 1865 map of Vermont which unfolds to approx. 11 x 6.5 in. is present. Published by S. M. Walton, Montpelier/ 1865. Some B/W illustrations/advertisements. Soft cover. Approx. 5.75 x 3.75 in., front cover is missing, back cover has small piece missing in upper right corner, inside is clean & tightŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ.50-75

The map

Abraham Lincoln of Illinois President

 

886. (INGALLS) J.P. MORGAN CO. - 2 financial documents, 1889, signed with stamped J.P. Moran Co. signature. One sent to J.A. Barnard at Indianapolis & the other to M.E. Ingalls & J.A. Barnard. Docket ink signatures of Barnard on both.........25-35

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887. [ACTORS & ACTRESSES] multiple lot comprised of: [1] [THEATRE] Willis P. Sweatnam (1854-1930) Broadway actor. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, died at the Lambs Club in NYC. The New York Times, November 26, 1930 said, " One of the Best End-Men Who Ever Cracked Jokes in a Minstrel Show. Organized Several Companies. Created a Score of Negro Characters in Comedies." Clip Signature mounted to blank page from autograph catalog. Has sentiment plus "St. James Hotel, New York." [2] [TV] Debbie Watson, (b. 1949) American movie and television actress. Born in Culver City, Los Angeles, she got her start on television, starring as the boy-struck teenage girl Karen Scott in the 1964 sitcom TV series Karen. She then went on to star in the 1965 rural themed sitcom TV series Tammy. Perhaps her best known film appearance was when she portrayed Marilyn Munster in Munster Go Home 1966. Signed [on lined side] 3x5 card. Fine. [3] [FILM] Virginia Madsen (b.1961) American actress. She came to fame during the 1980s, having appeared in several films aimed at a teenage audience. Several decades later, she once again became known after an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated role in the 2004 film Sideways. SIGNED, inscribed "To John" 8x10 photo. VG. [4] [THEATRE] Wilson Barrett (1846-1904) English manager, actor, and playwright. With his company, Barrett is credited with attracting the largest crowds of English theatregoers ever because of his success with melodrama, an instance being his production of The Silver King (1882) at the Princess's Theatre of London. The historical tragedy The Sign of the Cross (1895) was Barrett's most successful play, both in England and in the United States. He writes on 4-7/8 x 3" slip "I am very Virginius Wilson Barrett." [5] [THEATRE] Marshall P. Wilder - vaudeville performer. Signature. [6] [THEATRE] Daniel Frohman (1851-1940) American theatrical producer and manager and an early film producer. CLIP SIGNATURE. [7] [FILM] Nick Stuart [1904-1973] serial star of THE LOST PLANET, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KIDD, etc. Signature, inscribed. Scarce!. [8] [FILM] PATRICIA NEAL - actress. Her signature on imprinted 3 x 5 card. [9] [CINEMA] Leo Chalzel [1901-1953] actor. In Ida Lipino's film "Men In White." Small clipping about him signed in ink, 1938........80-120

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888. [MAINE] JOSEPH E. BRENNAN - TLS, 1980, 1p, as Governor of Maine. Thanking a publisher in Maine for book sent to him. VG.............25-35

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889. Harry Pratt Judson (1849 - 1927) was a U.S. educator and historian, born at Jamestown, N. Y., and educated at Williams College (A.B., 1870; A.M., 1883). He taught in the Troy (N. Y.) High School in 1870-85 and was professor of history and lecturer on pedagogics at the University of Minnesota in 1885-92. At the University of Chicago he became professor of political science and head dean of the colleges in 1892 and head of the political science department and dean of the faculties of arts, literature, and science in 1894. He served as the acting president of the University of Chicago between 1906 and 1907 and as the president of the University of Chicago from 1907 until 1923. TLS, U. of Chicago, 1906, 1p. To Prof. Woodward. "...regret that we are not to have the pleasure of hearing you at our coming Convocation, but regret still more the cause..." VG..........50-75

 

Original Winslow Homer

890. [ART] Winslow Homer [1836-1910] Original wood-engraving by Homer titled "The Bathers", from Harper's Weekly, 1873. Image 13-3/4 x 9-1/4" plus margins. In very good condition........200-300

Original Winslow Homer

891. [ART] Winslow Homer [1836-1910] Original wood-engraving by Homer titled "The Last Days of Harvest", from Harper's Weekly, 1873. Image 9-1/4 x 13-1/4" plus margins. In very good condition........250-350

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892. Jean Baptiste Lemoine Bienville (1680-1767) antique engraved portrait. He was an early governor of French Louisiana, appointed 4 separate times during 1701-1743. By 1701 only 180 persons remained in the colony, the rest having died from malnutrition and disease. Bienville was governor for a total of 30 years. Paper size approx. 10 x 6-3/4". VG. Rare!.........40-60

See Bienville

 

893. [SCOTLAND] Robert Munro, Baron Alness (1868-1955) Scottish politician. He was born in Alness Parish Manse and was educated privately at Aberdeen Grammar School and then Edinburgh University. He was admitted to Scots Bar, as an Advocate in 1893. He was Counsel to the Board of Inland Revenue. He was invested as a King's Counsel (K.C.) in 1910. He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Wick from 1910 to 1918 and for Roxburgh and Selkirk from 1918 to 1922. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1913 and held the offices of Lord Advocate from 1913 to 1916, and Secretary for Scotland from 1916 to 1922. He was appointed to the bench as Lord Justice Clerk and President of Second Division of the Court of Session in 1922, taking the judicial title Lord Alness. He held the office of Honourable Bencher, Lincoln's Inn in 1924. Following his retirement from the bench in 1933, he was created Baron Alness on 27 Jun 1934. He was Lord-in-Waiting to King George VI in 1945 and was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.) in 1947. The title became extinct on his death. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Edinburgh. SIGNED CARD. Fine.............20-30

 

894. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet. Antique engraved portrait engraved by the famous Bartolozzi . Paper size approx. 10 x 7". VG. Engraved in 1831........40-60

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895. [AVIATION] John Manke - NASA test pilot. Signed 1971 cover honoring his flight piloting the X-24 Rocket Propelled Lifting Body flight............20-30

 

ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS

896. James B. Longacre (1794-1869) American engraver, b. Delaware Co., Pa. Known for his work in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (4 vols., 1834-39); chief engraver, U.S. Mint (1844-69). Original portrait engraving of Josiah Stoddard Johnston (1784-1833) United States Representative and Senator from Louisiana. Image size 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. plus clean margins. VG.........25-35

 

897. James B. Longacre (1794-1869) American engraver, b. Delaware Co., Pa. Known for his work in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (4 vols., 1834-39); chief engraver, U.S. Mint (1844-69). Original portrait engraving of David Ramsay (1749-1815) was an American physician and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and again in 1785-86. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolution. Image size 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. plus clean margins. VG.........25-35

 

898. (HARVARD) Langdell, Christopher Columbus (1826-1906). American lawyer and educator, b. New Boston, N.H. Practiced law, New York City (1854-70). Professor of law, Harvard Law School (1870-1900) and dean (1870-95); introduced (1870) the case method of teaching law, now generally used in the U.S. Author of Selection of Cases on the Law of Contracts (1871), Selection of Cases on Sales of Personal Property (1872), Cases of Equity Pleading (1875). ORIGINAL etching, pencil signed by the artist OTTO J. SCHNEIDER (1875-1946) member Chicago Soc. of Etchers. His work is in many collections including: Art Institute of Chicago, Toledo Art Museum. 17-1/4 x 13-3/4 plus margins. VG..........100-150

 

899. [MUSIC] Norman Dello Joio (1913- 2008) American composer. By the late forties, he was considered one of the foremost American composers. Signed, inscribed 3x5 card. VG......25-35

See Dello Joio

 

900. [NY] Jno. D. Van Buren (1811-1885) merchant from New York City, assemblyman in 1863, and Governor John T. Hoffman's private secretary. He became head of the importing-house of Benjamin Aymar & Co., NYC. He aided Sec. Salmon P. Chase in drafting tax, and other financial bills. He was a frequent writer for the press on financial legislation. ALS, 1873, 1p, to (Nelson Hopkins, State Comptroller). He wants copy of speech by Senator Jas. Woods for Gov. Hoffman. Tipped to another sheet. VG.......35-45

 

901. W(ILLIAM) A(LFRED) BAEHR (1873-1943). American financier who was president of many utilities firms. Document Signed, North American Light and Power Co., Maine, 1919. Stock certificate. Signed while he was serving as vice-president. Issued to HENRIETTA COLGAN for ten shares of stock. Folded but VG...............50-75

 

For The Portrait Collector

903. [GREAT BRITAIN] Burke, Edmund. 1729-1797. British statesman and orator, b. Dublin. Entered Middle Temple (1750) but abandoned legal studies for literary work; published Vindication of Natural Society, satire upon Bolingbroke (1756), and On the Sublime and Beautiful (1757); began Annual Register (1758) and edited it for some 30 years. Became secretary to Marquis of Rockingham and entered Parliament (1765); gained high position among Whigs through eloquence on American question and vigorous opposition to George III' s policy of court domination and arbitrary rule; issued political pamphlets On the Present State of the Nation replying to Grenville on commerce and finance (1769), and Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents, accusing Tory government of suppressing public opinion, as in Wilkes case (1770); advocated liberal treatment of colonies in speeches American Taxation (1774) and Conciliation with the Colonies (1775); championed free trade with Ireland and Catholic emancipation. Paymaster of the forces under Rockingham (1782) and in succeeding coalition government; took active part in investigation of East India Company and urged impeachment of Warren Hastings, opening the case (1788), and delivering nine-day speech in reply to defense (1794); supported Wilberforcein advocating abolition of slave trade (1788-89); appeared as champion of tradition and constitutionalism in conservative English mold in opposition to speculative innovation and mere democracy in Reflections on the French Revolution (1790) and a series of writings mounting in passionate denunciation and reaching climax in Letters on a Regicide Peace (1795-97); quarreled with Fox and Whigs (1791); retired from Parliament on pension (1794), defending its acceptance in the Letter to a Noble Lord (1796). ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PORTRAIT of BURKE [1853], image approx. 5 x 4 in. plus margins. Engraved by C.E. WAGSTAFF. UNSIGNED, of course. Very good condition...................35-45

 

904. Francis George Godolphin D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds (1798-1859) British peer and politician. ALS, nd, 2-1/2 pp..........25-35

 

905. [CABINET] WM. HUNTER (1805 - 1886) was a politician and diplomat from Rhode Island. He was one of two assistants (George P. Fisher being the other) to John M. Clayton during his term as Secretary of State from 1849 to 1850, had served as acting Secretary of State on two occasions, once in 1853 and again in 1860 and served as Assistant Secretary of State in 1855 under President Franklin Pierce. He died in 1886. Signed document fragment, 1852............35-45

 

906. [SCIENCE] Alfred B. Focke (b.1906-?) American Physicist. He served as a Physicist in civilian capacity for the Navy Bureau of Ordnance during World War II. After the war, Dr. Focke worked in various capacities at the Navy Electronics Laboratory in San Diego. In 1954 he became Scientific Director of Operation WIGWAM, which was the testing of the first deep underwater nuclear explosion. Dr. Focke joined the faculty of Harvey Mudd College as Professor of Physics where he remained until his retirement in 1971. Dr. Focke describes in detail the wartime research he did for the Bureau of Ordnance and he described the advantages of his civilian status in dealing with the military. He also discusses nuclear stockpiling and the possibilities of atomic war. Lengthy 1p. TLS, Calif. Inst. of Tech., 1933, to Dr. Louis Wm. McKeehan, Sloane Physics Laboratory. Says he has been awarded a National Research Fellowship and would like to carry on his research at Yale and perhaps teach a class. Details the research he is doing. He did do his research at Yale in 1934. Scarce!........50-75

 

907. [OLYMPIC SKATERS] BONNIE BLAIR & NANCY KERRIGAN - both have signed OLYMPIC HEROES page from some publication. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4........25-35

 

908. [ART] ALFRED JOS. STOTHARD [1793-1864] British artist, medallist; he executed medallions of George IV, Byron, Canning, and Sir Walter Scott, exhibiting twenty works at the academy between 1821 and 1845. He designed the grand staircase in Buckingham Palace. ALS, [1823], 1p, approx. 7 x 5". To Mr. Pickering asking that the bearer be permitted to see the Satin Wood Frame....Canterbury....."in order that he may make one for me...." Rather than attempt to describe faults we will picture both sides below. Very uncommon British art autograph.............40-60

 

909. [KENTUCKY] William Ross Wallace (1819-1881) American poet best known for writing "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World". Wallace was born in Lexington, Kentucky; his father, a Presbyterian preacher, died when Wallace was still an infant. He contributed to Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's Magazine, Harper's Weekly, the New York Ledger, and the Louisville Daily Journal. William Cullen Bryant said of his writings: "They are marked by a splendor of imagination and an affluence of diction which show him the born poet."Edgar Allan Poe, a friend of Wallace's, referred to him as "one of the very noblest of American poets". Brief ALS, slightly trimmed, NY, 1859, approx. 4-3/8 x 3-1/2". Sends his autograph...........60-80

 

910. [THEATRE] Bessie McCoy - the Vaudeville star who is remembered for her Yama Yama Man routine. She was married to the author Richard Harding Davis. ALS, [1910], 3pp. plus envelope............60-80

McCoy page 1

McCoy page 2

McCoy page 3

 

911. [BRITISH] Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886) Anglican archbishop and poet. In 1856 Trench became Dean of Westminster Abbey, a position which suited him. Here he introduced evening nave services. In January 1864 he was advanced to the post of Archbishop of Dublin. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley had been first choice, but was rejected by the Irish Church , and, according to Bishop Wilberforce's correspondence, Trench's appointment was favoured neither by the prime minister nor the lord-lieutenant. It was, moreover, unpopular in Ireland, and a blow to English literature; yet it turned out to be fortunate. Trench could not prevent the disestablishment of the Irish Church, though he resisted with dignity. But, when the disestablished communion had to be reconstituted under the greatest difficulties, it was important that the occupant of his position should be a man of a liberal and genial spirit. Brief ALS, 1868, 1p,, mounted to album sheet...........25-35

Portrait of Trench

 

912. [BRITISH] Francis Jeune or François Jeune (1806-1868) Dean of Jersey, 1838-1844, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford and Bishop of Peterborough, 1864-1868. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1858 to 1862. ALS, 1865, 3pp, signed " Peterborough." Last page is laid down to album sheet............40-60

Portrait of Jeune

 

913. [EDWIN M. STANTON] LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR. "A resolution....relative to clerks employed in the War Department." 1866, 23pp. Ex. Doc. No. 116, 39th Congress, 1st Session, US House of Rep. 5-3/4 x 9". Signed in type by the SECRETARY OF WAR. VG......25-35

 

914. (GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION). JAMES HAY, JR. (1881-1936) American writer; directed publicity nationwide for the George Washington Bicentennial Comrnission. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1915. Bank check containing vignette of the bank. A wonderful addition to any collection of George Washington Bicentennial items - this was the man behind the entire nationwide publicity campaign for this event which included the issuance of a series of United States postage stamps honoring George Washington and numerous philatelic covers for the event. A SCARCE AUTOGRAPH. ...............50-75

 

915. Gerald Massey (1828-1907) English poet and self-taught Egyptologist. ALS, no date, on both sides. Want half dozen sets of "my Poems..." .................25-35

 

916. Anne Jeffreys (b. 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American actress and singer. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo...............20-30

 

Original Drawing

917. [ART] Alexander POPE [1849-1924] important American artist. One of his paintings realized $186,000 at a Maine auction, a record in Maine for a work of art that stood for many years. We purchased his drawings, both childhood and adult, and his scrapbook & some of his photographs of his paintings over a decade ago. The ORIGINAL pencil sketche[s] offered here is unsigned and guaranteed without a time limit to the original purchaser. Approx. 6 x 6-1/4 in. sheet irregular size. This is an early drawing circa 1865-70 although not dated. Very good condition. . The Maine Antique Digest [sometime in 1998] reported that the Pope painting that brought $186,000 in Maine was resold at Sothebys, Dec. 3, 1998, for $552,500. Virtually all Alexander Pope drawings that have appeared on the market in decades have come from our collection.........100-150

Pope - see other side

 

918. [ART] EDWARD J. POYNTER [1836-1919] English historical painter. Director of National Gallery (1894-1904). Executed decorative designs in fresco, mosaic, stained glass, pottery; known for classic oil paintings, including Israel in Egypt (1867), Atalanta' s Race (1876), Lesbia and Her Sparrow (1907). ALS, 1896, 2pp, approx. 4x6 in.........75-100

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919. [ART] Frank Dicksee (Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee. 1853-1928) English painter. Known for medieval subjects and portraits; president of Royal Academy (1924-28). ALS, 1923, 1p......50-75

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Major Print by Noted Artist

920. [ART] Helen Phillips [1913 - 1995] American printmaker & sculptor. Worked at Atelier 17 in New York City in the 40's & eventually married Atelier 17's founder Stanley Hayter. Offered here: ORIGINAL large color aquatint, signed "Helen Phillips", titled "Naiades", edition 18/60, image size approx.13.25 x 31.25 in., paper size approx. 19.5 x 35.5.5 in.. The image area is in very good condition. Any faults are in the OUTER edges of the margins and will not show when matted correctly. They are: upper right margin corner - stain; 1 in. edge tear upper left margin [with tape stain on reverse]; 1/4 in. edge tear lower left margin; crease bottom left corner; small light tape stain upper middle top margin edge; unimportant mounting remains top edge on verso. [The gray spot on the right middle margin is the photographers shadow!] Considering the importance of this print, we consider all these faults to be fairly unimportant. There are various nuances in the print image which are part of the process of printmaking, inking and wiping of the plate, which would be expected in a print this large. Enough? By now, I have probably talked you out of bidding on this print, but keep in mind that this is a very important work by Helen Phillips. Because of its importance and age, it deserves serious consideration regardless of its faults which are really fairly unimportant. The print will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. It's always MUCH safer to ship a print of this size rolled rather than flat. Shipping is free in US. Outside US shipping charge to be determined . Helen Phillips, printmaker and sculptor, was born in Fresno, California in 1913. She studied at the California School of Fine Arts with Ralph Stackpole between 1932 - 1936. Phillips received a traveling scholarship that allowed her to travel in Europe. On her return she was commissioned to help create the Fountain of All Nations on Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. She moved to New York City in 1941 and worked at Atelier 17, then married Stanley William Hayter. She taught sculpture at the California Art Institute in 1948 and 1960. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she is included in "Modern Sculpture" by Carola G. Walker. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Bank of America World Headquarters, de Young Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art and the Albright-Knox Museum, etc. Phillips died in 1995 in New York. There is a reserve on this.........1200-1800

See Helen Phillips print

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Interesting Book - Magic

921. (ORIENTAL MAGIC) PROFESSOR SAMRI S. BALDWIN. Magician known as The White Mahatma. THE SECRETS OF MAHAIMA LAND EXPLAINED, T. J. Dyson and Son, Brooklyn, New York, 1895. 120 pages. Numerous illustrations of magic tricks. Features such magic tricks as 1. The Great Basket Trick. 2. The Shrine of Koot Hoomi. 3. Buried Alive. 4. Liquid Lightning. 5. Egyptian Sorcery. 6. Lessons in Mesmerism. 7. Clairvoyant Development. 8. Intuitive Intimations. 9. The Mango Tree's Growth. 10. The Burning Fakeers. ll. The Bewitched Stone. 12. Conventrated Hades. 13. A Madras Miracle. 14. Hypnotic Hallucinations. 15. How to be a Medium. 16. Somnomistic Telepathy. A magnificent magic book whose stated purpose, as given on the title page: "Teaching and Explaining the Performances of the Most Celebrated Oriental Mystery Makers and Magicians in all Parts of the World.". Scuffed covers; bumped corners; some white paint spots on front cover; contents very good condition.........400-600

 

922. [ART] Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, "anything but agreeable." But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it "the animal himself." Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln. In 1848 he opened a studio at St Louis, Missouri, and in 1855 was sent by his wife's cousin, politician Stephen A. Douglas, to Rome to study. Returning to America in 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish an Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. Among his principal works: the Douglas monument at Chicago, Illinois; AND statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the Illinois State Capitol at Springfield, Illinois. Offered here are 22 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk, 1893-1895. These were culled from Leonard Volk's checks because they're in less perfect condition. One is separated & held together with pin; others may have a somewhat smudged area of his signature; cancel stamp competes with signature; stained etc. A DEALER HAS A LEONARD VOLK signed card listed on ebay at $699. We believe the value his signature to be much less even though his autograph seldom appears on the market except when we offer one. For the lot our estimate is................1000-1500

 

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Led Marine squad in 1914 when U.S. troops stormed and occupied Vera Cruz during the Mexican Revolution

923. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Offered here is an archive of approx. 39 letters [ALS], dated 1933, to Mrs. Ellsworth Davis [wife] at Hartford, Ct. Includes approx. 18 stamped envelopes with U.S.S. Fairfax postmarks. Most letters written on U.S.S. FAIRFAX (93) stationery, from Cuban waters [mostly Guantanamo Bay]. Most letters signed "Dave" and a few signed "Daddy". One is signed "Ellsworth" , unusual at this time when writing to his wife. We haven't read these letters for content but he's telling her of his activities, and where they have been. VG........300-400

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924. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. Collection of approx. 11 letters [ALS], dated 1915, written on U.S.S. Brooklyn stationery, which was an armored cruiser, the only one to be named at commissioning for a city rather than a state. She was assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet and served as receiving ship at Boston Navy Yard from 24 July 1914-13 March 1915. She was placed in full commission at Philadelphia on 9 May 1915 and served on Neutrality Patrol around Boston Harbor until November, when she sailed to the Asiatic Station to serve as flagship for the Commander-in-Chief. The letters are to his mother [8], father [2], and his brother Roger [1]. No envelopes..........100-150

 

925. Alice Muriel Williamson (1869 - 1933) British novelist. Born Alice Muriel Livingston, she married Charles Norris Williamson (1859-1920) in 1894 and many of her books were jointly written with her husband. After her marriage she introduced herself as Mrs. C.N. Williamson. A number of their novels cover the early days of motoring and can also be read as travelogues. Under the pseydonym Alice Stuyvesant she wrote "The Hidden House" serialised in The Cavalier 1913-1914. Alice apparently said of her husband "Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories": she said of herself "I can't do anything else." She continued to write after her husband's death in 1920. ALS, no year, 3 full pages. To Miss Marshall [journalist]. Nice content............50-75

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926. [MASS] Henry Joseph Gardner [1819-1892] Governor of Massachusetts from 1855-58. Gardner was the candidate of the Know-Nothing movement, and was elected governor as part of the sweeping victory of Know-Nothing candidates in the Massachusetts elections of 1854. In line with the nativist and anti-Catholic politics of the Know-Nothing movement, Gardner proposed an amendment to the Massachusetts state constitution banning appropriations of tax funds to Catholic schools, which was passed by the state legislature and ratified after it was approved by referendum. During Gardner's term in office, Anthony Burns was arrested in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Edward G. Loring, a Suffolk County probate judge who also as served U.S. commissioner of the Circuit Court in Massachusetts, ordered that Burns be forced back into slavery in Virginia, outraging abolitionists and the increasingly antislavery public in Massachusetts. Under the pressure of a public petition campaign spearheaded by William Lloyd Garrison , the legislature passed two Bills of Address calling for Judge Loring to be removed from his state office, in 1855 and 1856, but in both cases Gardner declined to remove Loring. (A third Bill of Address to remove Loring from office was later approved by Gardner's Republican successor, Nathaniel Prentice Banks.) SIGNATURE........20-30

 

Hawaii

927. Small collection: includes: Ira Allen Haynes [1859-1955] American General who served in Hawaii in 1899. He commanded the 64th F.A. Brigade, Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, La. [1917]; served in France [1918-1919]; later commanded 9th Coast Artillery District, San Francisco. Signed Riggs Nationa Bank check dated 1920. € Gordon G. Heiner [1869-1943] American General who commanded coast defenses Honolulu, Hawaii [1923-26]. Signed Rigs bank check, 1900. Plus 5 color lithographed stereocards showing life in Hawaii [c. 1905]...............50-75

 

928. (CANAL ZONE) W. S. CROSLEY (1871-1939). Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy. Naval attache, Petrograd Russia (1917-1918). Commanded Fifteenth Naval District, Balboa, Canal Zone. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1914. Bank check. With vignette of bank...........40-60

 

929. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] BARBOUR, John Merrett [1807-1881] jurist, born in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. He studied law in New York and went to Michigan when a very young man; was first elected a justice of the peace, then was made commissioner of internal improvements, and after the expiration of his term was elected county judge, in which capacity he served eight years. He subsequently moved to Saratoga Springs, New York, and then to Washington, District of Columbia, where he was clerk in the office of the solicitor of the treasury. In 1850 he removed to New York, where he advanced slowly to the front rank of his profession. In 1861 he was elected judge of the superior court, and in 1867 was reelected by a heavy majority. On the death of Chief Justice Robertson, Judge Barbour was unanimously chosen to preside in his place. He was an able and well-read lawyer, oftener excelling in the more quiet branches of the law than in the active contests that come before a jury. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] James T. Pratt (1802-1887) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Pratt was elected major of the First Regiment of Cavalry in 1834. He served as colonel in 1836. Brigadier general 1837-1839. Major general 1839-1846. He served as adjutant general in 1846. He retired from mercantile pursuits and settled in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Pratt was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855). He served as member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C. , in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. Signed addressed cover [Franking signature as member of congress]. No postmark. VG [3] W.C. WHITNEY (1841-1904) Sec. of Navy. Clipped signature. [4] E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Signed 3-1/2 x 2-3/8" card. VG. [5] John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell PC, KC (1779-1861) British Liberal politician, lawyer, and man of letters. Campbell was the main sponsor of the Obscene Publications Act 1857 which made the sale of obscene material a statutory offence, for the first time, giving the courts power to seize and destroy offending material. Franking signature on postmarked cover, 1853. [6] Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996) American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. Signature. [7] J. VESEY FITZGERALD (b. 1848) English writer. ALS, 1878. [8] Thomas John Capel [1836-1911] English Roman Catholic priest. He established Roman Catholic University at Kensington [1874-78]; figured as Monsignor Catesby in Disraeli's "Lothair" [1870. He went to California in 1883; prelate in charge of northern California. ALS, 1875, with closing & signature on back of page. To Mr. Walford regarding ceremonies attending the opening of the Catholic University College. One very unobtrusive punch hole. [9] JOHNSON, William Cost [1806-1860] Representative from Maryland. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] Pearson Menoher [1892-1958] American general and Aide to General Patton. He was a classmate at West Point of President Eisenhower in 1915. He served with the Fifteenth Corps, which became part of General George Patton's Third Army in its drive through Europe in World War II. Signed 1921 Riggs National Bank check. VG. See Gen. Menoher check.............100-150

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930. [AMERICANA] mixed lot: [1] Floyd Gibbons (1887-1939) was the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. One of radio's first news reporter and commentators he was famous for a fast talking delivery style. Floyd Gibbons lived a life of danger of which he often wrote and spoke. Signed 3x5 card. VG. [2] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Providence, Rhode Island to Charleston. Partly-printed, approx. 8-1/8 x 2-3/8 in. [3] HENRY B.F. MacFARLAND [1861-1921] President Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia [1900-1910]. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1920. [4] Charles Grenfill Washburn (1857-1928) U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1906-11. ALS, n.d., 3pp. To Judge Dewey. [5] Montville, Ohio, John V. Whitney's Farmer's Records account book, 1843-1851. Some notes regarding town activities. Mostly financial matters. 70+ pages, 6 c 7-1/2. [6] Jackson Orr (1832-1926) Civil War officer, businessman, and two-term Republican U.S. Representative from western Iowa. Continuing westward, he spent the last five decades of his life in Colorado. From 1861 to 1863, he served in the Union Army as captain of Company H, 10th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted to large slip. [7] BENJAMIN ALTMAN (1840-1913) American merchant, art collector, and philanthropist, born in New York City. After a public school education, he worked in the small store established by his father on the Lower East Side. Altman worked in small stores after the death of his father, but in 1865 he opened a dry goods store of his own in New York City. His business steadily increased in scale and became one of the largest department store enterprises in the world; in 1913 it was incorporated under the name of B. Altman & Co. Altman's art collection, valued by experts at $15 million at the time of his death, was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Signed 1905 Chemical National Bank check. Nice clear signature. [8] Henry Clay Hansbrough (1848-1933) politician who served as the first United States Representative from North Dakota, as well as a Senator from North Dakota. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted to slip. [9] Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 15, REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR - A statement of the expenditures at the national armories. Signed IN TYPE Jefferson Davis. Jan. 6, 1854, 3pp. 33d Congress, 1st Session, US Senate. [10] Gerry Spence (b. 1929) is a trial lawyer in the United States. He has had more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any other lawyer in the US. In 2008, he announced he would retire, at age 79, at the end of the Geoffrey Fieger trial in Detroit, MI. Spence did not lose a criminal case in the over 50 years he practiced law. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo. Spence first gained national attention and is most well known for the Karen Silkwood case. Fine. [11] Charles Benjamin Farwell (1823-1903) U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois. Nice SIGNATURE. [12] James Kerr Kelly (1819-1903) American politician born in Pennsylvania. He was a United States Senator for Oregon from 1871 to 1877, and later Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Prior to his election to the Senate he had been elected to both houses of the local legislature, serving in the Territorial House and State Senate, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Clip Signature. [13] John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) American historian. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the college of the City of New York in 1872, worked as a civil engineer in 1873-1877, was instructor in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1877-1883, and in 1883 became professor of American history in the university of Pennsylvania. He is best known for his History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War (1883 sqq.), a valuable supplement to the more purely political writings of Schouler, Von Hoist and Henry Adams. His A School History of the United States (1897) was an extremely popular textbook for many years. MOUNTED SIGNATURE. BOLD.............100-150

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931. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING - Peaches on Blue Cloth, done in 1944. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 8 x 10, b/w.........40-60

 

932. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING -Dominique Clown, done in 1947. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 10 x 8, b/w.........40-60

 

933. (BOOK - REV. WAR) PAUL REVERE'S OWN STORY, AN ACCOUNT OF HIS RIDE AS TOLD IN A LETTER TO A FRIEND, TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS VERSATILE CAREER, BY HARRIET E. O'BRIEN. Perry Walton, Boston, 1929. Edition limited to 500 copies, privately printed. Contains a complete facsimile of the letter written by Paul Revere to Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap, recounting his famous ride. Eight pages in all, with each reproduced in the text in its original spelling, capitalizing and phrasing. A comprehensive biography of Revere is also included, with his work as a silversmith, engraver, designer of bookplates, dentist, gunsmith, soldier and other professions. Well-illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, engravings and more. Bibliography. Quarter bound in cream cloth with teal paper covered boards, the Revere (Rivoire) family crest in gold. Corners bumped, some chipping, ends of spine bumped. Minor foxing on free endpapers. 4to.. A most interesting book.........100-150

 

934. [CINEMA] Leatrice Joy Gilbert (1893- 1985) American film actress best known for her career in the early silent film era. Signed & inscribed photo. Repro. of early movie still. VG.............25-35

 

935. [FILM] DON PORTER [1912-1997] actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron. ISP, 8 x 10.......20-30

 

Transfer of Certain Indian Trust-Funds

936. Printed government document signed in type by the President, U.S. Grant, 1876, 2pp, 8vo. Printed for House of Rep., 44th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 118. MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, With his objection, the bill (H.R. 1561) FOR TRANSFERRING THE CUSTODY OF CERTAIN INDIAN TRUST-FUNDS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES. Attached to Ex. Doc. No. 119 - Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians in Wisconsin, signed in type by Z. Chandler, Sec. of the Interior, 7pp. VG.........20-30

 

937. [ENTERTAINMENT] mixed lot: [1] Ann Doran (1911-2000) American character actress. She was James Dean's dominating mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). She appeared in over 500 motion pictures and 1000 television shows. Signed vintage 10 x 8 " movie still photo [name of film ?]. VG. [2] Carlotta Addison (1849-1914) English actress. ALS, 1903, 2pp. To Mr. Maude [?] Says she hasn't kept old letters and therefore can't supply anything concerning her connection to the Haymarket Theatre. Wishes recipient success with the book he is writing. On separate sheets; edge mounting trace on 2nd page touches one letter of word. [3] Billie Rhodes (1894-1988) San Francisco-born comedienne of early silent cinema. Born Levita Axelrod in San Francisco, she was (according to Picture Show of July 19, 1919) of English parentage and named 'Billie' because a son had been expected. She trod the boards of vaudeville by the age of eleven and appeared in melodrama under heavy makeup playing adults by the age of thirteen. She also moonlighted in local cafes as a comic entertainer. In 1913, she was hired by the branch of the Kalem film company based in Glendale, California, and appeared in several short subjects under her original name. After two years, she left Kalem to begin work for Al Christie at Nestor using her stage name Billie Rhodes for the first time. She was regularly paired with Jay Belasco in the series of situational 'Strand Comedies' and simultaneously appeared for the National Film Company, whose owner, actor-producer William Parsons , she married in 1919. However, in September that year, Parsons died unexpectedly aged just 41. Billie's career subsequently took a downturn though she had a brief run as co-star of several independently made two-reelers opposite Joe Rock. By 1925, she had forsaken the screen to become a vocalist in nightclubs and cabaret. Signed 3x5 card with sentiment. FINE. [4] Fredd Wayne (b. 1924) American character actor who has appeared in a number of films and television shows from the 1950s to the 1990s. His film credits includes The Girl He Left Behind, Torpedo Run, Twenty Plus Two, Seven Days in May, Hangup, American Pop, Dutch Treat and Man on the Moon. His television credits includes Armstrong Circle Theatre, Gunsmoke, Maverick, The Untouchables, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Bewitched, Daniel Boone, Nanny and the Professor, Ironside, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman, Quincy, M.E., Voyagers!, Cagney & Lacey, Small Wonder and Cheers, as well as one episode of the 1960s sitcom, Hogan's Heroes. He also appeared in several television movies, including The Day the Bubble Burst, A Picture of Us and Cagney & Lacey: The Return. ALS, 1985, written on both sides of 8.5 x 11 sheet. He's happy to send a picture but first wants to know "...just where and how you got my address?..." He is upset that people know his home address and is threatening a law suit. VG. [5] (THEATRE) Squire B. BANCROFT (1841-1926) signature on small card. [6] Elizabeth Ashley (b. 1939) American actress of stage & screen. Signed 3x5 picture portrait. [7] Patty Andrews - youngest and the lead singer of the ANDREWS SISTERS. Brief ALS written inside greeting card - sends autograph. [8] Lynn Anderson (b.1947) American country music singer and horse racer, best known for her Grammy Award-winning country crossover mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden ." Anderson was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1970s, helped by her regular exposure on national television. Signed 8x10 photo. [9] Russell Arms (b.1920) American actor and singer. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. Stapled at edge on back is brief ALS by him. Staples affect nothing. [10] Allan Arbus (b. 1918) American actor notable for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series M*A*S*H. He was also married to photographer Diane Arbus from 1941 to 1959 [separation - 1969 [divorse]. She became one of the most notable American photographers of the late 20th century. He started out as a photographer also, and at one time before he became an actor, he was so taken by Benny Goodman's recordings that he took up playing the clarinet. Signed & inscribed 7-1/4 x 10 in. photo. He also writes ANS on verso. [11] Neil Burgess (1846-1910) American Vaudevillian comedian who specialized in female impersonation of elderly "widders." Burgess was also interested in inventions tied to the stage and backed a turntable device that allowed horses to run at full speed on stage, and another device that simulated the sound of a large crowd. ANS "Were's your envelope and card Neil Burgess." [12] Ken Murray (1903-1988) American entertainer and author. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo. [13] Frances Drake HOWARD (1912-2000) American actress from the 1930s who is best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935). Born in New York City , she was educated in Canada and Britain, and was appearing as a nightclub dancer in London when she made her first film appearances under her birth name of Frances Dean, including Meet My Sister (1933) and The Jewel (1933). ALS, NO DATE, WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES. She says her favorite movies were Les Misérables, Forsaking All Others, and I'd Give My Life. Says she's not qualified to give advice to children but stay away from drugs, liquor & smoking. VG..........100-150

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Contract For Artist's Estate

938. [ART] Rare Kuhniana! ORIGINAL 1989 consignment contract between the the Estate of Walt Kuhn [Brenda Kuhn, artist's daughter] and the Midtown Galleries, Inc., 11 East 57th St., NYC. Ten pages plus Page for Notary Public signatures and a cover letter from Attorneys firm. Part of the agreement is for Midtown Galleries to advance $100,000 to Brenda Kuhn. The document is signed by Brenda Kuhn. Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) American painter and was an organizer of the modern art Armory Show of 1913, which was the first of its genre in America. Today, Walt Kuhn is best remembered for his key role in planning the Armory Show of 1913. Nevertheless, he holds a place in American art history as a skilled cartoonist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter. Although he destroyed many of his early paintings, his works that remain today are powerful. His portraits of circus and vaudeville entertainers are some of the most memorable works of early American Modernism. They are reminiscent of commedia dell'arte actor portraits done by the French masters centuries earlier. Nevertheless, Kuhn's works are entirely his own. His intimate portraits and expressionistic still lifes can be found in many top museums and universities across the United States. By the 1940s, Kuhn's behavior began to take on unsound characteristics. He became increasingly distant, and when the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, he attended night after night. In 1948, he was institutionalized, and on July 13, 1949, he died suddenly from a perforated ulcer. It is highly unusual for a gallerycontract for a prominent artist to offered for sale. I am sure that it has happened before but we've never seen one. Highly unusual. Excellent condition..........300-400

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939. [ART] Lily Cushing (1909-1969) American painter. Autograph Note Signed "Lily" sent to artist Walt Kuhn. Postmarked Paris, 1938 she says "Dear Walt - Paris looks fine but the weather in wintery & wet. Will call you in a day or so. Lily." Slightly [unimportant] sun-toned........40-60

 

940. [CONFEDERATE - BOOKS] James D. Bulloch. His 2-vol. set "The Secret Service Of The Confederate States In Europe. Or, How The Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped." Published by Thomas Yoseloff, NY 1959. Due to the scarcity of resources the South was forced to look abroad for means of carrying out naval operations. The author, James D. Bulloch, was the secret service agent selected to manage and direct naval affairs for the Confederacy in Europe. Bulloch's duties included the purchase and construction of vessels, their equipage and dispatchment. These two volumes are a report of his mission. Originally published in 1884 and now very rare. Reference: Howes, B949. This new edition [1959] with an introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, is a first edition of this publisher. Vol. I, 460 pages. Vol. II, 459 pages, notes, index. Two hardbound blue cloth volumes in a boxed set. Each volume is 6 in. x 8-1/2 in. The two books are in Fine condition, without dust jacket as issued. The slipcase box has only minor wear and is in very good condition.........150-200

 

4 Vols. on Robert E. Lee

941. [CONFEDERACY] Douglas Southall Freeman. 1st edition of his 4 vol. set R.E. LEE, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934, no dust jackets. Red cloth. VG+. Reserved at $200

 

942. [MUSIC-FILM] Bette Midler (b.1945) American singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian, also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M. She became famous as a cabaret and concert headliner, and went on to star in successful and acclaimed films such as The Rose, Ruthless People, Beaches, and For The Boys. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. SIGNED & inscribed "BETTE" magazine, 32-pages, all about Midler. 8 x 11". VG............45-65

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943. MYSTERY LOT of about 74 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1815. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

Walt Kuhn's Watercolor Paint Box

944. Walt Kuhn (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. Offered here is the artist's watercolor paint box containing 4 tubes of watercolor paint, 16 dry blocks of color, 10 ink pens and 4 brushes. Also included is a color photograph of Walt Kuhn standing before his easel. Photo identified as "Labor Day weekend - Lake Buel, Massachusetts 1941." All contained in wood box. Very rare!............1200-1800

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945. [ENGLISH] JOH: LONDON (JOHN ROBINSON. 1650-1723). Bishop of London (1714-1723); Accompanied Charles II to Narva (1700). Appointed first English plenipotentiary at peace conference at Utrecht (1712) and was the first to sign treaty (1713). Privy councillor (1714). Signature, September 1720. Irregular shape.Approx. 2 x 2 in..................35-45

 

946. [ART] Original 18th century engraved portrait of Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. The engraver is RAVENET (Simon Francis) (Paris, 1706 - London, 1774) French engraver. After practising the art with considerable reputation in his native country, he went to England and settled in London about the year 1750, and engraved several plates, which justly entitle him to the rank of an eminent artist. He gave both colour and brilliancy to his engravings, and finished them with great precision. He engraved a variety of historical subjects and portraits. He studied engraving and etching in Paris, under LeBas. After gaining a strong reputation he was summoned to London in 1750 by none other than William Hogarth, in order to assist this famous satirical artist in the completion of his Marriage a la Mode set of engravings. Simon Francois Ravenet then decided to work and reside permanently in London and, in 1766, he was made a full member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. During the 1760's, Simon Ravenet's services were in much demand. He was regularly commissioned by London's major publisher, John Boydell, and was employed to engrave plates after the designs of Reynolds, Zoffany and Mercier. Simon Francois Ravenet also engraved the portraits of such eminent Englishmen as King George, Alexander Pope, James Thompson and David Hume. His art was equally esteemed in such diverse areas as landscape, figure studies and equestrian scenes. Sheet size 8-1/4 x 5". Only the slightest age toning. Rare!.............60-80

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947. [MIXED SPORTS] [1] Dante Lavelli (1923- 2009) American football end (wide receiver) who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946 to 1956. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975. SIGNED 6-1/4 x 3-1/2" on construction paper. With sentiment. [2] PATTY Berg (1918-2006) was a founding member, and leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her fifteen major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. SIGNED 3x5 card. [3] DOROTHY HAMILL - figure skater. Signed picture. [4] Max Schmeling - boxer. Signed postcard size photo [signature somewhat smeared]. [5] Don Zimmer - baseball manager. Signature. [6] Fred Saigh (1905 - 1999) was the part-owner, then sole owner, of the St. Louis Cardinals of American Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1948 through 1953. Signature. [7] Mrs. Bobby Riggs - signed, inscribed card. [8] "Kit" Klein (1910-1985) American speed skater. Signed card 1935. [9] Dow Finsterwald (b. 1929) American professional golfer who is best known for winning the 1958 PGA Championship. He won 11 Tour titles between 1955 and 1963, played on four Ryder Cup teams, and served as non-playing captain for the 1977 U.S. Ryder Cup team. [10] "H.G." Salsinger (1885-1958) was sports editor of The Detroit News for 49 years. Clip signature..........50-75

 

948. [ART] Jacques Philippe Le Bas (Paris, 1707 - 1783) One of the most distinguished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His talent for art was noticed at an early age and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to M. Herisset, an engraver of architecture. The young Le Bas soon outgrew the talents of his master and he was placed under the painter/engraver, Nicolas Tardieu. Le Bas's first engraved work was commissioned by de Crozat and gained for the artist a national reputation. Creating important engravings of figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies after such masters as Boucher, Lancret, Watteau, Rubens. Rosa and Rembrandt, Jacques Philippe Le Bas became a full Academician of the French Royal Academy in 1743. In total this great engraver left an oeuvre of over 300 works of graphic art. The reputation of Le Bas's engraved art was so strong that as early as 1745 he began publishing his own art from his Paris studio at rue de la Harpe. His influence was also strongly felt as a scholar and teacher of the fine arts. He taught engraving techniques to such now well known artists as Cochin, Moreau, Eisen, Nicholas DeLaunay, Le Mire and England's Robert Strange and William Ryland. Original engraving, signed in the plate 1775, image approx. 7-1/8 x 6-1/8 plus "somewhat" thin margins. VG..........250-300

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949. [WESTERN AMERICANA] H. Webster - Frontier veterinarian. Document signed, Leadville, Colorado, 1882. Vetinary Bill that to early Colorado statehood. Approx. 8-1/2 x 4-1/4".....25-35

 

950. [ENGLAND] Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook GCSI PC (1814-1906), known as Gathorne Hardy until 1878, was a prominent British Conservative politician. He held office in every Conservative government between 1858 and 1892 and notably served as Home Secretary from 1867 to 1868 and as Secretary of State for War from 1874 to 1878. In 1865 Hardy reluctantly agreed to stand against William Ewart Gladstone in the Oxford University constituency. However, he defeated Gladstone by a majority of 180, which greatly enhanced his standing within the Conservative party. Brief ALS, written in the 3rd person; signed Viscount Cranbrook. 4 x 6-1/4 in. Bottom right corner worn away...........40-60

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951. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Collection of 15 signed bank checks, dating 1906-1921...........200-300

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952. Dr. Charles Clayton Morrison (1874&emdash;1966) was an American Disciples of Christ minister and Christian socialist. TLS, The Christian Century [letterhead], Chicago, 1926, 1p. 4to. To Miss. C. Louise Gates of Toledo, Ohio. "It was very nice of you to send your report on Russia. I have just finished it and find it valuable. I will put it in my files with the other most interesting material which the members of the Russian party are sending me from time to time. With best wishes for your work and yourself..." Morrison was born in 1874 in Harrison, Ohio. He attended high school in Jefferson, Iowa, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Chicago. He died in 1966. He was a young minister in the Disciples of Christ, when he purchased the foundering Christian Century magazine in Chicago in 1908. With donations and gradually increasing subscribership, the magazine survived and prospered under his editorship until his retirement in 1947. He became a well-known spokesman for liberal Christianity. He supported the ecumenical movement, particularly the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches. VG...........50-75

 

Our Most Prominent Pacific Coast Scientist

953. GEORGE DAVIDSON [1825-1911] pioneer west coast scientist. Probably no name is better known in the scientific world of the Pacific Coast than that of Professor George Davidson, of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. His active and untiring efforts, extending over a long period of time in advancing the interests of science on this coast, are well known; and the work he has accomplished in the service in which he holds high rank has earned for him a name and reputation which might be envied by any man. He determined the Eastern boundary, 120th meridian, of California in 1873. Lengthy ALS, 1908, WRITTEN IN THE 3RD PERSON. "Mr George Davidson expresses his thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward for their kind invitation to meet the members of the National Academy of Sciences on the evening of Wednesday the twenty-second of April, and regrets his inability to be present. San Francisco Cal. March 22/08." VG................150-200

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954. [MAINE] William G. Crosby (1805-1881) the 23rd Governor of Maine. Crosby was born in Belfast, Maine on September 10, 1805. He studied at Belfast Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1823. He then studied law. He had a successful career as a lawyer. Crosby served as delegate to the Whig National Convention that nominated Henry Clay for President of the United States. He was elected to two one year terms as Governor of Maine in 1852 and 1853, both times finishing second to the Democratic candidate in the popular vote. A majority requirement being in effect, he was selected by the legislature. Document Signed, 1854, appointment of Marquis D. L. Lane, of Hollis, as a Justice of the Peace. Approx. 10 x 15". VG..........40-60

 

955. Arthur Williams Wright (1836 - 1915) American physicist. The Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale is named for him. He held the first Ph.D in Science awarded in the New World. His doctoral dissertation - on satellite machanics - was one of three, in different fields, accepted by Yale University for the degree in 1861. He taught at Yale, also briefly at Williams College, and returning to Yale in 1872 as Professor of Molecular Physics and Chemistry, retiring in 1906. He has had charge of the Sloane physical laboratory at Yale, which was constructed under his supervision. Professor Wright was the first to observe and describe the electric shadow in 1870-'1, devised a new apparatus for the production of ozone, and investigated its action upon alcohol and ether in 1872-'4; also in 1874 determined the polarization of the zodiacal light, measuring its amount, and investigated its spectrum. He was the first to discover gases in stony meteorites, to extract them and determine their composition, obtaining their spectra in vacuum tubes, and pointing out their relation to the spectra of comets as affording a probable explanation of the latter. In 1877 he devised a method of applying the discharge of electricity in a vacuum to deposit the metal of the electrode upon glass or other surfaces, so as to form brilliant transparent metallic films. Lengthy ANS, New Haven, 1908. Regrets unable to accept invitation from Prof. & Mrs. Woodward to attend meeting of the National Academy in Washington. VG except for 2 light brown spots at edges................60-80

 

956. [SCIENCE] Chas. B. Dudley (1842 1909) Am. chemist who was an early proponent of standardization in industry. n 1875 he became a chemist for the Pennsylvania Railroad and started to investigate the chemical composition and metallurgical structure of rail tracks, breakage being a major hazard at that time. He discovered enormous variation in the properties and quality of steel and the 1878 publication of his results caused an uproar in the steel industry who saw it as their sole domain to determine the quality of their products for sale. Dudley championed the development of company and industry standards and demanded rigorous testing of materials to verify conformity. He developed a complete range of standards for the Pennsylvania Railroad, not only for steel, but also for fuels, lubricants, paints, and even locomotives. In 1898, he was one of the founders of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). TLS, Department of the Interior, 1908, 1-1/2 pp., 4to. Remsen has informed Dudley that Woodward has been appointed chairman of the committee to investigate and report upon a plan for consolidating the scientific surveys, as required by Section 8 of the Sundry Civil Act." Continues at length. Paperclip stain o/w VG........75-100

 

957. [JUDAICA - Signed Book] Anton Darms (1869-1968) signed & inscribed copy of his book "The Delusion of British-Israelism, no publ. date, 223 pages. No dust jacket. The author writes inscription of flyleaf yo E.S. Olson. "In defense of the Inspired Word of God concerning His chosen people Israel - the Jews, who have a greater history awaiting them in the future than they have had in the past." An interesting statement considering the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. British-Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is the belief that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The concept often includes the belief that the British Royal Family is directly descended from the line of King David. There has never been a single head or organisational structure to the movement. However, various British Israelite organisations were set up across the British America and in Commonwealth from the 1870s, and many continue to exist...............60-80

 

958. (MAINE) WM. R. SMITH - ALS, Sabattis Lodge, Augusta [Maine], 1849, 1p, 4to. Re: By-Laws of the Odd Fellows Lodge adopted. Nice postmarks on address leaf. VG...........25-35

 

959. (MAINE) W. GILBERT - ALS, East Turner [Maine], 1844, 1-1/2 pp, 4to. plus faulty address leaf with Hallowell red circle & manuscript 6 postmark. To Br. Weston. Both are members of some Society and he says the people he is staying with are pleasant but "niggorlly Society; and I fear he will by & by starve on $200 a year." The whole letter in in fresh condition - 1/3 of address leaf missing but not the address part........50-75

 

960. (JOURNALISM). M[ax] G[ebhard] SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1911......25-35

 

961. [ART] Frank Di Gioia (1900-1981) American artist who was born in Naples, Italy. He studied at The Art Students League with John Sloan and Walt Kuhn. His work is in the collections of the Art Inst. of Chicago, the Albright [Buffalo], Hirshhorn Collection [Wash. DC], etc. Signed watercolor, titled "Florence, 1950, approx. 11 x 8". laid to another sheet. VG.........250-350

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Includes Two Sketches

962. [ART] Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879) 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. Ward was born in Pimlico, England. As a student at the Royal Academy of Arts Ward became a member of The Clique, a group of painters led by Richard Dadd. Like other members of the Clique Ward saw himself as a follower of Hogarth and Wilkie, considering their styles to be distinctly national in character. Many of his early paintings were set in the eighteenth century and were on Hogarthian subjects. He also painted episodes from seventeenth century history, influenced by the thinking of his friend, the historian Thomas Babington Macaulay. He also painted subjects from the history of the French Revolution. In the 1850s Ward came into conflict with the Pre-Raphaelites, especially Millais, whose style of art he considered to be un-British. Ward's painting of Charlotte Corday being led to execution beat Millais's Ophelia for a prize at Liverpool, leading to much debate at the time. Such historical paintings led to Ward's commission to paint eight scenes in the corridor leading into the House of Commons. These were to depict parallel episodes on the Royalist and Parliamentary sides in the Civil War. Ward's paintings depict the opposed figures as if confronting one another across the corridor. Ward continued to paint Hogarthian versions of episodes from British history throughout the 1860s, notably Hogarth's Studio in 1739 (1863, York City Art Gallery) the Antechamber at Whitehall During the Dying Moments of Charles II (1865, Walker Art Gallery , Liverpool). In the 1870s he painted some modern-life genre subjects, but towards the end of the decade began to suffer painful illness and depression, resulting in his suicide in 1879. His wife Henrietta Ward was also a painter. After her husband's death she became a successful art teacher. His son Leslie Ward became a popular caricaturist for the magazine Vanity Fair under the nickname 'Spy'. Three items offered here. (1] An ALS by Ward, [1878], 2pp, approx. 4.5 x 7 in. To J.R. Hammond, regarding his designs for a tapestry. Edge mounting trace on back. (2] Small ink sketch identified as portrait of E.M. ward by J.R. H. [Hammond, recipient of this letter]. Approx. 5 x 2-3/4 in. plus mount. Creases + minor toning. (3) Pencil sketch by Ward of a man and woman in the style of dress worn in the time of Charles II. This is also mounted with creases & light toning. Unsigned with identification in pencil at top. Autographs of Ward are uncommon. Click links below to see letter and sketches...............100-150

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A Secret Society

963. ORIGINAL COLOR DRAWING - on 5 X 3 card. Sent to fulfill THE SECRET PAL ("Peanut Pal") tradition practiced in some women's organizations. We believe, Gertrude Marcia May [Warren] White, always known as Trude was the artist. The recipient was Phyllis Beals. Possibly from the Warwick, RI area. Apparently, this was sort of a game played by women in which they drew names and then in secret would do little things, or send items such as this, to another woman. In the beginning the receiver would not know who was doing the favors. Little by little the doer would begin to leave hints and eventually the receiver would know who the doer was. It was not uncommon for this to take place over a year's time or so. CIRCA 1938. Fine condition..........40-60

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964. [THEATRE] Lewis Morrison ( Morris W. Morris 1844 - 1906) (aka Lewis Morrison) was a Jamaican-born American stage actor best known for his longtime performance in the role of "Mephistopheles" in "Faust". Morris was of English and Spanish ancestry. Morris served in the United States army in the Louisiana Native Guards during the Civil War. Officers of the Guard, based in New Orleans, was composed of free black soldiers from New Orleans and the surrounding area. Morris was their lieutenant. During the beginning of the Civil War, the Louisiana Guard promptly switched allegiances to the Union, and its soldiers became the first black officers in the Union army. He was married to English-born actress Rose Wood, and by her was the father of actress Adrienne Morrison; and the grandfather of actresses Barbara Bennett, Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett, and the great-grandfather of Morton Downey, Jr. After the Civil War, he became a stage actor first performing in New Orleans beginning in minor roles with Edwin Booth and Charlotte Cushman until he was featured in larger parts. He became a well-known actor in New Orleans and moved on to the New York stage where he gained greater fame in "Faust". He eventually founded his own traveling theater troupe and traveled the world playing the role of Mephistopheles in "Faust". His theater posters have been preserved by the American Archives and can be accessed on line. AQS, dated 1895. Approx. 3-3/4 x 2-1/2". Written on a card that shows old traces of tape [see scan]............25-35

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Original Portrait of Kosciuszko

965. Thaddeus Kosciusko (1746-1817) Polish-Lithuanian and American general and military leader. He is a national hero of Poland, Lithuania. He led the 1794 Kos'ciuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. Before commanding the 1794 Uprising, he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated service, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general in a mass promotion given to all officers who had served during the war and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. The United States also gave him a land grant. On a visit to America in 1798, Kos'ciuszko collected his back pay and entrusted it to his friend Thomas Jefferson in his will, directing him to spend the American money on freeing and educating black slaves, including Jefferson's. Kos'ciuszko died in 1817, but Jefferson never carried out the terms of his will, nor did a friend to whom he transferred the executorship. In 1852 Chief Justice Roger Taney of the U.S. Supreme Court transferred the money, by then worth more than $50,000, to Kos'ciuszko's heirs in Poland, ruling that his American will had been invalid. As a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States, Kos'ciuszko has given his name to many places and monuments around the world. The original stipple engraved portrait of Kosciusko is by William Holl the Younger (1807-1871) English portrait and figure engraver, noted for his book illustrations. The eldest of four sons of William Holl the Elder (c1771-1838), he was taught engraving by his father - at first stipple and later line on steel. The first portrait engraving produced on his own was that of Thomas Cranmer in May 1829 for inclusion in Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages. He contributed further work to this publication between 1829 and 1835 after artists such as van Loo, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely, Godfrey Kneller and Daniel Mytens. He also produced portraits for William Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery (1830-34) and for the 1834 Chambers's Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen. In the 1840s his major works were engravings after William Powell Frith, illustrating the poems of Thomas Moore "Beauties of Moore" (1840) and scriptural engravings after various artists such as Raphael, Rembrandt, Benjamin West and James Northcote for inclusion in Blackie & Sons' Imperial Family Bible (1844) and John Kitto's Gallery of Scripture Engravings (1846-49). He also produced portraits for the Imperial Dictionary (1861) and Thomas Baines's Yorkshire Past and Present (1871-77). The engraving offered here was likely executed early 1830s. Image is approx. 3-3/4 x 4-1/2" plus wide clean margins. Excellent condition........60-80

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966. [MAGIC] Max Maven (born Philip Goldstein 1950 in Ithaca, New York) is an American magician and mentalist. He often appears on television magic shows to perform "interactive" mind reading tricks that work for the television audience. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

 

A Secret Society

967. ORIGINAL COLOR DRAWING - on 3 x 5 card. Sent to fulfill THE SECRET PAL ("Peanut Pal") tradition practiced in some women's organizations. We believe, Gertrude Marcia May [Warren] White, always known as Trude was the artist. The recipient was Phyllis Beals. Possibly from the Warwick, RI area. Apparently, this was sort of a game played by women in which they drew names and then in secret would do little things, or send items such as this, to another woman. In the beginning the receiver would not know who was doing the favors. Little by little the doer would begin to leave hints and eventually the receiver would know who the doer was. It was not uncommon for this to take place over a year's time or so. CIRCA 1938. Fine condition..........40-60

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968. ORIGINAL COLOR DRAWING - on 3 x 5 card. Sent to fulfill THE SECRET PAL ("Peanut Pal") tradition practiced in some women's organizations. We believe, Gertrude Marcia May [Warren] White, always known as Trude was the artist. The recipient was Phyllis Beals. Possibly from the Warwick, RI area. Apparently, this was sort of a game played by women in which they drew names and then in secret would do little things, or send items such as this, to another woman. In the beginning the receiver would not know who was doing the favors. Little by little the doer would begin to leave hints and eventually the receiver would know who the doer was. It was not uncommon for this to take place over a year's time or so. CIRCA 1938. Fine condition..........40-60

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969. [SIGNED BOOK] Raymond Gilbert "Ray" Davis (1915- 2003) highly decorated United States Marine Corps officer, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His single most notable endeavor was the salvation of hundreds of trapped Marines during the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir while commanding the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, for which he received the Medal of Honor. His final rank, appointed by President Nixon, was General. He retired from the post of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on March 31, 1972, after more than 33 years with the Marines. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED COPY OF HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY "The Story of Ray Davis.", Publ. 1995, 304 pages, in very good dustjacket. Signed "Ray Davis, General, U.S.M.C. (Ret.), Medal of Honor Winner.".......50-75

 

970. [PORTRAIT] King William 4th (1765-1837) King of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Antique original engraved portrait. Approx. 2-3/4 x 2-1/4" plus wide margins. VG..........25-35

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971. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............25-35

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972. (ASIATIC SCOURGE -1832) B. & P. JUDD - Autograph Letter Signed, Gt. Barrington, Sept. 15, 1832. Three pages, octavo, plus integral address leaf. "We are happy to inform you that though the Asiatic scourge has visit our shores & in many of our cities thousands have become already its victims & in many of our Villages in this U.S. the bells of mortality are frequently been caused to sound by this desolating scourge yet thanks to him who reigns & rules the universe we are yet the spared monuments of his amazing mercy & yet with our neighbors & friend can on this though dreary & cold mount join in thanksgiving & praise to our God for our good health & our many blessings."............25-35

 

973. [RUSSIA - Book] James H. Billington. MIKHAILOVSKY AND RUSSIAN POPULISM, 1958, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 217 pp, 8vo., no dj. EX-LIBRARY. VG.................25-35

 

974. [ART] John Kay (1742- 1826) Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith, where his father was a mason. At thirteen he was apprenticed to a barber, whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh , where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Square. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, and publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. Kay's portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes (Edinburgh, 2 vols. 4to, 1838; 8vo ed., 4 vols., 1842; new 4to ed., with additional plates, 2 vols., 1877), forming a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Original etching, image size approx. 3 x 2" plus clean margins. VG...........50-75

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975. [ART] VIRGINIA TRUE [1900-1989]. Original ink on paper, unsigned, 6.5 x 7.75 in. image. The artist put brown paper taple around the image attaching it to paper board. See scan below. VG. This work is from the estate of well listed artist Virginia True, who was born in Hannibal, MO, in 1900, studied at John Heron in Indianapolis, pupil of William Forsyth and Daniel Garber, taught art at University of Colorado, painted with "Group of 6" women academic artists in Denver area, in the late 30s joined faculty of art and design at Cornell University, retired in 1978, painted for some years in Yarmouth, MA, died in Florida. Member NAWA, exhibited in many regional museums. Extensive listing in Who Was Who, sales in Davenport. True worked early in the regionalist style, later as a surrealist. Her work shows similarities to fellow western artists Adolf Dehn and Georgia O'Keefe. This work has the estate stamp on the back........120-180

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976. [ART] Max Savy [b. 1918] the French artist; the more famous Max Savy; not the American painter of light houses & beach scenes out of Rockport, Mass. Original pencil signed etching, edition 20/100, image approx. 7 x 2-3/4" plus margins. Included is a signed note from the artist to a New York collector, and a brochure about Savy. Envelope signed on verso. VG............80-120

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977. [LINCOLN] Printed invoice bill to Douglas Volk from Photogravure & Color Co. for "1 plate Lincoln" and "24 prints Lincoln." Dated 1926 PAID...................40-60

 

978. [ADLER PORTRAIT] VOLK'S CERTIFICATE OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION for his portrait painting of Dr. Felix Adler, 1915. On both sides of 3x5 card. Unsigned as issued..........25-35

 

979. [GERMANY] Helmut Kohl [b. 1930] Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany between 1982 and 1990 and of the reunited Germany between 1990 and 1998). Signed 1964 special cover honoring John F. Kennedy. Clean, not addressed on front. Most attractive............30-40

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980. Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920) American journalist, historian and adventure writer. His most well-known work is "Indian Fights and Fighters". Brady's first major book "For Love of Country" whilst telling the story of a fictitious John Seymour was actually based in part on the true heroics of Nicholas Biddle one of the first five captains of the fledgling Continental Navy. AQS, 1901, on 3-3/4 x 2-3/8" card........20-30

 

981. [ART] HENRY HELPRIN - UNSIGNED charcoal drawing, 4.25 x 8.5 in. plus margins. The only thing we know about this artist is that he studied drawing at the Art Students League in NYC, under Bridgman. He may have also been an illustrator. Worthy of research. There is also part of another sketch on the verso...........25-35

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982. Richard Washburn Child - US Ambassador to Rome [1921-1924] perhaps best remembered as the person who translated into English, with a foreword of Benito Mussolini's book My Autobiography. In the preface, he wrote: "It may be shrewdly forecast that no man will exhibit dimensions of permanent greatness equal to Mussolini." A lengthy ALS, 1905, 2pp, 4to. To Charles S. Bird, East Walpole, Mass. Nice letter about receiving a dog............25-35

 

983. Herb Shriner (1918-1970) American humorist, radio personality and television host. Herb Shriner was best known for his homespun monologues, usually with roots in his adopted home state of Indiana. He was often compared to fellow humorist Will Rogers. Signed, inscribed 6.5 x 8.5 photo. Condition: photo has been cropped; faults at top & bottom areas............20-30

 

984. [ENGLISH COURAGE] Geo. Fred. Young - Member of Parliament. ALS, Oakfield Lodge, Reigate, Sept. 21, 1861, 4pp, approx. 4.5 x 7". Tells son of Robert Spence [noted Quaker banker] of his father's courage in protecting him from a crowd of angry, beaten and drunken rabble after he had won the election to a seat in Parliament from North Shields years before. VG........50-75

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985. [ENGLAND] Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894) known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1828. Mounted..........25-35

 

986. James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife KT, GCH (1776-1857) was a Scot who became a Spanish general. On 9 September 1799 he married Mary Caroline Manners (second daughter of daughter of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart ), who died on 20 December 1805 without children. Thereupon Duff sought distraction in 1808 by volunteering to join the Spaniards in their war against Napoleon . His assistance was gladly received, especially as he came full of enthusiasm and with a full purse, and he was made a major-general in the Spanish service. He served with great distinction at the battle of Talavera , where he was severely wounded in trying to rally the Spanish runaways, and was only saved from becoming a prisoner by the gallantry of his lifelong friend, Major (afterwards Lieutenant-general Sir) S. F. Whittingham. In that year, 1809, he became Viscount Macduff on his father's accession to the Irish earldom of Fife, but he still continued to serve in Spain, and was present during the defence of Cadiz against Marshal Victor, and was again severely wounded in the attack on Fort Matagorda in 1810. On 17 April 1811 he succeeded his father as fourth Earl Fife, and as Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, and returned to Britain, after being made for his services a knight of the order of St. Ferdinand. He was elected M.P. for Banffshire in 1818, and made a lord in waiting in the following year. He was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Lord Fife on 27 April 1827, in which year he was also made a knight of the Thistle. He soon afterwards retired altogether to Scotland, where he lived at Duff House , Banffshire. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1833. Tipped to page from book mentioning him..........25-35

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987. [MICH] WALDRON, Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born in Albany, N.Y., October 11, 1819; attended Albany Academy, and was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1836; moved to Michigan in 1837 and was employed as a civil engineer in railroad work; settled in Hillsdale, Mich., in 1839; member of the State legislature in 1843; a director of the Michigan Southern Railroad 1846-1848; active in promoting the construction of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad and served as its first president; president of the Second National Bank of Hillsdale from the date of its organization until 1876; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; elected to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-second Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; elected president of the First National Bank of Hillsdale in 1876 and served until his death in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 13, 1880; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE........20-30

 

988. W.B. Closson [1848-1926] American artist born in Thetford, Vermont. He moved to Boston and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper's Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller. Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Signed album page, dated Boston 1883......20-30

 

989. Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929) American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author -- as well as a highly-respected painter -- renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Signed album page dated 1894.......20-30

 

990. Sir Francis C. BURNAND [1836-1917]. English playwright. Editor of Punch (1880-1906). Author of many burlesques, including Black-eyed Susan (1866), Cox and Box (with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, produced 1867), The Colonel (1881), and Happy Thoughts (1866). CLIP SIGNATURE.....20-30

 

991. [MAINE - Book] Kingsbury, Benjamin, Jr. "The Maine Townsman, or Laws for the Regulation of Towns, Forms and Judicial Decisions etc.", 8th edition, publ. Portland, 1860, 396 pp, leather bound. VG...........50-75

 

992. [New Hampshire] Isaac Hill (1789-1851) American publisher, editor, and politican from Concord, New Hampshire. Born in 1789 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, he represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate and later served as governor. He died in 1851 in Washington, D.C., and is buried at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, New Hampshire. CLIP SIGANTURE. very slightly cropped at top......20-30

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993. [IOWA] CUMMINS, Albert Baird, a Senator from Iowa; born near Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., February 15, 1850; attended the public schools, and a preparatory academy; graduated Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1869; moved to Iowa; briefly engaged as a carpenter; clerked in the office of the recorder of Clayton County; moved to Allen County, Indiana in 1871 where he became deputy county surveyor and engaged in railroad building; moved to Chicago to study law; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Chicago; returned to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1878, where he continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1888-1890; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1894 and 1900; member of the Republican National Committee 1896-1900; Governor of Iowa 1902-1908, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1908 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Allison; reelected in 1909, 1914, and again in 1920, and served from November 24, 1908, until his death on July 30, 1926; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-sixth through the Sixty-ninth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Judiciary (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); died in Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 1926; interment in Woodland Cemetery. SIGNED 3x5 card, sl. toned.

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Portrait of Cummins

 

994. [CW] S.M. KELLOGG [1822-1904] US Representative from Connecticut; served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, 1863-1866; brigadier general of the regiment 1866-1870. SIGNATURE. News clipping mounted below............15-20

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995. [THEATRE] Cora Urquhart Potter (1859 -1936) one of the first American society women to take to the stage. She married James Brown-Potter in 1877. They visited England in 1886 where they met the Prince of Wales and were subsequently invited to spend the weekend with him. James returned to the United States alone following the visit as Mary remained in England to pursue a career on stage. She made her stage debut at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1877. Later that year she started a successful partnership with Harold Kyrle Bellew. She and Harold toured the world and starred together for the next ten years. Despite the fact her husband divorced her in 1903 she continued to use her married name as her stage name. Her last appearance on the London stage was in 1912. She made a further stage appearance in 1919 for a benefit production in Guernsey. Signature on 3-3/8 x 2-1/2 in. card........20-30

 

996. [THEATRE] Herbert Kelcey - vintage stage actor. Signed 5x3 card.....20-30

 

997. [BASEBALL] Masato Yoshii (b. 1965 in Aridagawa, Wakayama, Japan) retired baseball player who is currently a pitching coach for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese Pacific League. He pitched in the Major Leagues from 1998-2002. Signed & inscribed 3x5 card........10-15

 

998. [MUSIC] EDDY ARNOLD (1918-2008) Country-Western Singer. Signed 3x5 card dated 1988. Fine........20-30

 

999. [OHIO] AMBLER, Jacob A., a Representative from Ohio; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 18, 1829; attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction; moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother's law office; was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms; appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio; served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company; delegate to every Republican National Conventions between 1876 and 1896; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882; retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1906; interment in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. SIGNATURE.............10-15

 

1000. [OHIO] HORTON, Valentine Baxter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Windsor, Vt., January 29, 1802; attended the Partridge Military School and afterward became one of its tutors; studied law in Middletown, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1830; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he practiced; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1833, and to Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1835; engaged in the sale and transportation of coal and the development of the salt industry; member of the State constitutional convention in 1860; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; engaged in coal mining; died in Pomeroy, Ohio, January 14, 1888; interment in Beach Grove Cemetery. SIGNATURE, stains below.............20-30

 

1001. [OHIO] HART, Alphonso, a Representative from Ohio; born in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 4, 1830; attended the common schools and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio; studied law in Warren, Ohio; was admitted to the bar August 12, 1851, and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Portage County 1861 to 1864, when he resigned; member of the State senate 1865, 1872, and 1873; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1873-1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress; served as Solicitor of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department, 1888-1892; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there December 23, 1910; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. SIGNATURE........15-20

 

1002. [OHIO] PECK, Erasmus Darwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Stafford, Conn., September 16, 1808; attended the common schools of Munson, Mass., and was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1829; moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1830 and practiced medicine; moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives 1856-1859; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Truman H. Hoag; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from April 23, 1870, to March 3, 1873; did not seek renomination in 1872; practiced medicine in Perrysburg, Ohio, until his death there December 25, 1876; interment in Fort Meigs Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..........20-30

 

1003. [OHIO] WELKER, Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Knox County, Ohio, April 25, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio; clerk of the court of common pleas for Holmes County, 1846-1851; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-third Congress in 1852; judge of the sixth judicial district of Ohio, 1852-1857; moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1857; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1857 and 1858 on the ticket with Salmon P. Chase; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; was appointed aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel, to the Governor of Ohio, August 10, 1861; judge advocate general of the State of Ohio, 1861; superintendent of drafting with rank of colonel under Governor Tod, August 15, 1862; assistant adjutant general in 1862; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, February 16, 1865; mustered out September 21, 1865; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination to the Forty-second Congress in 1870; appointed United States judge for the northern district of Ohio by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1873 and served until 1889, when he retired; professor of political science and international law at Wooster University, 1873-1890; died on March 15, 1902, in Wooster, Ohio; interment in Wooster Cemetery. SIGNATURE.......20-30

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1004. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1005. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1006. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1007. Martin F. Tupper (1810-1889) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. ANS, 1876, mounted to album page...........20-30

 

1008. [ART] Gilroy Roberts (1905-1992) American sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He designed the obverse of the United States Kennedy half dollar, which was first issued in 1964. After he retired from the U.S. Mint, he became chairman of the Franklin Mint, where he continued to use his engraving talents. He served in this position until 1971. Signed 3x5 card...........20-30

 

Prisoner at Libby Prison

1009. [MAINE] Henry S. Burrage (1837-1926) he was the First State Historian [Maine 1907-1926]. Henry Sweetser Burrage was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Burrage and Mary Upton Burrage. He prepared for college at Pierce Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1861. After a year at Newton Theological Seminary, he enlisted as a private in the 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and rose to the rank of major. Wounded in the shoulder at Cold Harbor, he was captured at Petersburg and spent time in Libby Prison. At the end of the Civil War, Henry Burrage resumed his studies at Newton, graduating in 1867. His first and only pastorate was at the First Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine from 1869 to 1873. For the next thirty-two years, he was the editor of Zion's Advocate, a statewide weekly Baptist newspaper which was based in Portland. Highly respected in education circles, he was a trustee of Colby College from 1881 to 1906, Newton Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1906, and Brown University from 1889 to 1901. Active in veterans organizations, he served as chaplain of the National Soldiers Home at Togus from 1905 to 1912. Burrage excelled in the research and writing of Maine's Colonial history, as is reflected in his publications. He was a member of the Standing Committee as well as vice-president and president of the Maine Historical Society. In 1907 Governor William T. Cobb appointed him as State Historian, which he held until his death on March 9, 1926, at the age of 89. Offered here is a partly-printed Document Signed, Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States - Commandery of the State of Maine, Portland, 1889, 1p, 8x6 in. Dues receipt for Edward W. Heath. VG............50-75

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1010. [OPERA] Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922) English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era. His has been called "the longest, most distinguished and most versatile vocal career which history records." Clip signature laid to another sheet. Dated 17/3/74.............25-35

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1011. Reginald Tyrwhitt (1870-1951) Eng. Fleet Admiral. Sig. card, 1922. Edge toned......20-30

 

1012. [FILM] Reginald Gardner - actor. Vintage signature inscribed.........25-35

 

America's First Environmentalist

1013. George P. Marsh (1801-1882) American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60

 

1014. Jas. Kenney (1780-1849) was an English dramatist, the son of James Kenney, one of the founders of Boodles' Club in London. His first play, a farce called Raising the Wind (1803), was a success owing to the popularity of the character of "Jeremy Diddler". Kenney produced more than forty dramas and operas between 1803 and 1845, and many of his pieces, in which Mrs Siddons, Madame Vestris, Foote, Lewis, Liston and other leading players appeared from time to time, enjoyed a considerable vogue. Clipped signature with postscript mentioning Charles Lamb.............30-40

 

1015. [SIGNED BOOK] EGON HOSTOVSKY [1908-1973] one of the most distinctive figures in Czech prose as well as one of the most prolific. Signed 1st American printing of his book THE HIDEOUT, Random House, NY, 1945, 112 pp. With VG dust jacket...............50-75

 

 

 

1016. [ART] Peter Blume (1906-1992) American painter and sculptor. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. Signed 3x5 card. VG.........20-30

 

1017. [NY] COX, Samuel Sullivan, a Representative from Ohio and from New York; born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 30, 1824; attended the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Zanesville, Ohio, 1849; owner and editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Statesman in 1853 and 1854; secretary of the legation at Lima, Peru, in 1855; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864 and 1868; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1865); chair, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1864; moved to New York City on March 4, 1865, and resumed the practice of law; elected from New York to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for reelection in 1872 as Representative at large to the Forty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James Brooks; reelected to the Forty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation on May 20, 1885 (November 4, 1873-May 20, 1885); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on the Census (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-eighth Congress); appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turkey by President Cleveland, May 21, 1885-October 22, 1886; was again elected to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Joseph Pulitzer; reelected to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (November 2, 1886-September 10, 1889); died on September 10, 1889, in New York City; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. SIGNATURE........20-30

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Rare Naval History Autograph

1018. [GREAT EASTERN] John Scott Russell 1808-1882) Scottish naval engineer who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and made the discovery that gave birth to the modern study of solitons. Russell's experiments and observations led him to propose a new system of shaping vessels, known as the wave system, which was to culminate in the building of the SS Great Eastern. He was held in high regard by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who made him a partner in his project to build the Great Eastern. At its time, this was to be the largest moveable object man had ever created. The Great Eastern was eventually launched in 1858, having been designed according to Russell's wave system. Russell was also one of the earliest and most active people advocating ironclad men-of-war, and was the joint designer of the first armoured frigate, HMS Warrior. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...............40-60

 

1019. [SIGNED BOOK] BEN KUROKI [b.1917] WORLD WAR II soldier of Japanese ancestry. Signed book titled BOY FROM NEBRASKA - The Story of Ben Kuroki, written by Ralph G. Martin, Harper & Bros., NY, 1946, 208 pages. Forward written by Bill Mauldin. Touching story of Kuroki's heroism in the face of bigotry. Signed by Kuroki on half-title page. Ex-library. No dust jacket. Otherwise VG...............50-75

 

1020. [AUSTRALIA] Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1860-1934), sixth Governor-General of Australia, was probably the most politically influential holder of this post. Card SIGNED, 12/4/30. VG..........20-30

 

1021. [US CONGRESS] albim page signed by: JADWIN, Cornelius Comegys, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 27, 1835; attended the common schools; taught school for four years; studied civil engineering and pharmacy; engaged as a civil and mining engineer 1857-1861; entered the drug business and located in Honesdale, Pa., in 1862; served on the board of education of his district for nine years and was president for three years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; continued the drug business in Honesdale, Pa., until his death there on August 17, 1913; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery. ALSO signed by: JONES, Phineas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., April 18, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Elizabeth (then called Elizabethtown), N.J., in 1855; member of the city council of Elizabeth 1856-1860; moved to Newark in 1860; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits; vice president of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society; member of the State house of assembly in 1873 and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; retired from active life and died in Newark, N.J., April 19, 1884; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J. Signed on other side by: WILLITS, Edwin, a Representative from Michigan; born at Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 24, 1830; moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in June 1855; settled in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., in April 1856; editor of the Monroe Commercial 1856-1861; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1860-1862; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; principal of the State normal school at Ypsilanti 1883-1885; president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there October 22, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monroe, Mich. VG............25-35

 

1022. [SIGNED BOOK] LEW SARETT [1888-1954] Educator and poet; remembered especially for his poems dealing with American Indian themes. Signed & inscribed 1st printing of his book THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LEW SARETT. Henry Holt & Co, NY, 1941, 383 pages. Forward by Carl Sandburg. No dj o/w VG...............50-75

 

1023. (REV. WAR) STONE, WILLIAM L. Memoir of the Centennial Celebration of Burgoyne's Surrender Held at Schuylerville, NY, Joel Munsell, Albany, NY 1878 Cover with serious faults, spine almost shot, contents VG. 189 pp, 4to. Damaged Marbleized Boards with Leather spine and bumped corners. Frank C. Derring's bookplate.............50-75

 

Great French Actor & Lover

1024. [FRANCE] Pierre Rapenouille Lafon (1773-1846) French actor with the Comedie-Francaise from 1800-1830, who played romantic heroes on the stage and in real live. He was one of Pauline Bonaparte's lovers. She was the sister of Napoleon. ALS, Paris, 1840, 2pp, plus address leaf. See letter below. The portrait below is of a print in the NY Public Library. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG............75-100

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Portrait print of Lafon

 

1025. (BOOK) B.R. Jerman. THE YOUNG DISRAELI [Benjamin Disraeli], 1960, Princeton Univ. Press, 327 pp. includes. index, 8vo. No dj, ex-lib. Unsigned............25-35

 

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1026. Arnold W. Brunner ( 1857-1925) American architect. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects after 1892 and was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to the National Commission on Fine Arts in Washington D.C. He was a member of the New York Fine Arts Commission, the American Civic Association, The Century Association, The Engineer's Club, The Players, the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., the National Institute of Arts and Letters , The Union Club of Cleveland, and several other organizations. Brunner was also known as a city planner, and made significant contributions to the city plans of Cleveland, Ohio, Rochester, New York, , Baltimore, Maryland, Denver, Colorado, Trenton, New Jersey, and Albany, New York. Brunner designed improvements at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, the Stadium of the College of the City of New York - also known as Lewisohn Stadium, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and the U.S. Post Office, Custom House and Courthouse (1910) in the Group Plan conceived by Daniel Burnham, John Carrère, and Brunner in 1903 to create a new urbanistic center for Cleveland, Ohio, which was a rare realisation of a "City Beautiful" plan. Other work in Ohio included the Monumental Bridge in Toledo and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also won the competition for the design of the U.S. State Department Building in Washington D.C. Brunner's signature as an endorsement on the verso of a 1922 bank check. The check was signed by the noted American artist, S. Douglas Volk [1856-1935] He helped establish the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts . After 1904 he and his wife Marion created an artists' retreat at their family home, Hewnoaks, in Maine. She became active in the production of woolen textiles and rugs by traditional processes, and formed a group called Sabatos. Volk was a working artist and teacher. He taught at Cooper Union (1879-94; 1908-12), the New York Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design in New York City. He also taught at the Society for Ethical Culture established by Felix Adler. He was a founder of the Minneapolis School of Fine Art, now known as the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He participated in the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and won his first major award there. Volk became noted for his figure and portrait paintings. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1899. Examples of Volk's work are found in most American collections, for example in the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington, D.C.; in the Pittsfield Museum; in the Minnesota Capitol; in the National Museum at Washington; in the Montclair, New Jersey, Art Museum; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in the National Arts Club; in the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; in the Muskegon, Michigan, Art Museum; in the Omaha Art Museum and in the Portland, Maine, Art Society; and other places. Douglas Volk was known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp. One of Volk's most famous Lincoln portraits hangs in ther Lincoln bedroom in The White House. It hangs on the north wall and is based on a bust his father (Leonard Volk) had done from real life. The actor Richard Dreyfess reported having scary dreams about the portrait of Mr. Lincoln that hangs in the room. VG.......100-150

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IMPORTANT ARCHIVE - LETTERS TO WALLY WALLGREN

1027. [WALLY WALLGREN] Abian A. Wallgren [1891-1948] better known as "Wally" Wallgren, worked as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Washington Post before World War I, creating strips like 'Inbad the Sailor' and 'Tired Timothy'. So who was he? A Marine, for starters. An American soldier in the AEF during WW1, Abian "Wally" Wallgren drew comics for "Stars and Stripes." The Stars and Stripes, published exclusively in France during its seventeen-month run, used a layout typical of American newspapers of the day, with wide columns, "all-cap" headlines, and lots of illustrations. The editorial staff assigned to the newspaper was composed mostly of enlisted men, including several career journalists. Second Lieutenant Guy T. Viskniskki from the Wheeler Newspaper Syndicate, New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott, bibliophile John Winterich, and cartoonist Abian "Wally" Wallgren of the Washington Post were among those who contributed their experience and skill. Besides expressing editorial opinion, cartoons entertained the troops, offering them humorous stories and images that satirized everyday life in the military. Many of these spoofs, written in 1918 and 1919, remain relevant today. The most popular among the soldiers were Private Abian A."Wally" Wallgren's cartoons and irreverent "Helpful Hints," which poked fun at army conventions from food to uniforms to rank. When a new issue of The Stars and Stripes arrived, the soldiers scanned it first for the cartoons by "Wally" Wallgren. OFFERED HERE are 57 letters (1943-47) from Harold E. Homrig to Wally Wallgren, plus one bank check signed by Wallgren. Most of the letters are from 1946 and all are about Homrig working on a project concerning the exhibition of Wally's cartoons at military sites. Many of the letters have brief handwriting by Wally. VG.............300-400

 

1028. [MUSIC] Johnny Green [1908-1989] American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul". Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Signed questionaire, filled out by his wife, MGM "Glamazon" Bunny Waters, who has also signed. 1-page, 8.5 x 11". VG.........35-45

 

1st Edition

1029. [BOOK] Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909]. American writer, b. South Berwick, Me. Author of sketches and tales of New England important in the "local color"school, including Deephaven (1877), A Country Doctor (1884), A Marsh Island (1885), A White Heron (1886), Tales of New England (1890), The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), etc. Her book A Native of Winby and Other Tales. Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1893. First Edition. Sarah Wyman Whitman binding. Nice tight copy. No dust jacket. Minor color loss on spine. 7.25 x 5........150-200

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1030. Joe Redington, Senior (1917-1999) American dog musher and kennel owner, who is best known as the "Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race", a long distance sled dog race run from the Anchorage area to Nome, Alaska. Three signed items. VG...........80-120

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1031. [BOOK] THEOPHILUS PARSONS - Memoir of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts; with notices of some of his contemporaries. By his son. Frontispiece portrait [foxed]. Maroon embossed cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 1st edition, 1859, Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 476 pp, 8vo. Bottom right corners of all pages slightly damp stained. Good tight copy.............40-60

 

1032. Joseph Gerrish (1732-1812) He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and The plate passed to the couple's youngest son, Joseph Gerrish (b. 1732). He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and was listed at the head of his class, a testament not to his academic prowess but rather to his social rank. He married in 1764 Anna, daughter of the Reverend William Thompson of Scarborough; she died in 1772. In 1770 Joseph became a Massachusetts Councillor, and he died at Gerrish Island in Kittery in 1812. Offered here is a rare ALS written by Joseph Gerrish to his wife at Portsmouth, NH. Written from Cape Francison Jan. 21, 1786. One-page plus address leaf, no postal marks of course. "Dear And louving wife these few lines Comes with my kind louve to you and All Relations and friends and to inform you of my good health at Present thanks be to god for it and hope by the blessing of God these few lines will find you in a better State of health than when I left home. We arivd in here last knight after going to Saint Barts mis Saint Martins and Saint Cruz we hant sald (sailed) yet but the Capt will set tomorrow morning and shall sail for home in about 5 weaks. Tell Mrs. Dabphin that there was a man come on bord of us to day from oways that knowooz Mr. Dabphin and is well and I sent hur letter by him no more at present but I am in hope in a few days to send you more sertain when we shall sail for their is a great many yaneis hear and more or les saling every day. I shall rite every good opertunity. This is the first but I still remain your loving husband till death. Good nite for it is late and I must git up very early. Joseph Gerrish." Quotation not exact. Somewhat tattered condition, esp. the address leaf..............150-250

Joseph Gerrish was once the owner of what is now know as THE SARAH ELIOT PLATE. A rare American silver plate made in 1690 by John Coney of Boston. This simple in appearance 9 oz., 9-1/8" diameter plate sold at Sothebys auction [Jan. 2, 2011]. It was offered with an estimate of $150,000 to 200,000. It sold for $ 324,750. Joseph Gerrish was the 2nd owner of the plate, given to him by Sarah Eliot Gerrish (1687-1770). Joseph would then give the plate to his daughter and was then passed down from daughter to daughter.

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1033. [ART] Original Portrait Etching RUFUS CHOATE - Original etching [not steel-engraving; not photo-mechanically reproduced], image 13.75 x 10.75 in. plus wide margins. Overall size is 21 x 16 in. Good quality laid paper. Copyright & Published 1895, by Chas. Barmore, 280 Broadway, NY. Signature below image is engraved. Artist not known. Condition is very good. CHOATE, Rufus, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Essex, Mass., on October 1, 1799; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Danvers, Mass., in 1823; member, State house of representatives 1825; member, State senate 1826; moved to Salem in 1828; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, to June 30, 1834, when he resigned; moved to Boston in 1834; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster and served from February 23, 1841, to March 3, 1845; retired from political life to devote his time to law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; attorney general of Massachusetts in 1853; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 13, 1859. VG...........100-150

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1034. (ART) PARIS FROM CHARLLOTE - original engraving, likely pre-1850, engraved by J.B. Neagle, approx. 6 x 7.75 in. plus margins. Paper very good. Only very light spots from age.....................50-75

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Ornate Victorian Marriage Certificate

1035. Ornate Victorian Marriage Certificate, dated 1868, 11-1/2 x 15-3/4, A. Hoen Lithographer, Baltimore. Never used, has space for pictures of the bride & groom, spaces to be filled in including witness signatures. Ink signature of pastor written in at bottom. Printed partly in gold ink. Many possibilities. This is old and not a recent printing. VG condition. Would look great framed with old photos. Only a few light spots - really these are expected with this age. They don't detract. Actually in superb condition..........50-75

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1036. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, 1885, image 5-1/8 x 3-1/2" plus margins. Toned top margin but well away from image...........80-120

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1037. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, 1885, image 5 x 3-1/2" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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1038. [ART] Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923, Paris) was a painter, sculptor, illustrator and poster-designer. Born in Belgium, he later became a naturalised French citizen. Original etching, plate signed, c.1885, image approx. 6 x 3-7/8" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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1039. Jim Berry (b. 1932) His most notable work may well be the comic strip, Berry's World, which ran for more than 40 years beginning in 1963. Brief TLS, 1976......20-30

 

1040. Zack Mosley - Am. cartoonist who created Smilin' Jack, an aviation comic strip that first appeared October 1, 1933 in the Chicago Tribune and ended April 1, 1973. After a run of 40 years, it was the longest running aviation comic strip. He had previously worked on the Buck Rogers and Skyroads strips. ANS, 1975, written on bottom of letter from collector............25-35

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1041. Beatrice (BOYD) TLS, May 31, 1979. To Charles "Buddy" Rogers. Written 2 days after Mary Pickford died. Well composed uplifting words: "rejoice for Mary's having achieved this life, in having run her course and completed all that God willed for her here......" With envelope...........20-30

 

1042. Charles R. Van Hise, Ph.D. (1857-1918) American geologist and academic. He served as president of the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1903 to 1918. In 1904, as president of the university, he declared that "the beneficent influence of the university [be] available to every home in the state," later articulated as the "Wisconsin Idea." He was instrumental in the formation of the University of Wisconsin Extension division, which later grew into the University of Wisconsin System. During his tenure, UW's medical college was established, the number of faculty doubled and the university's revenue increased fourfold. Van Hise worked as a consulting geologist for the United States Geological Survey from 1909 -1918 and published several works for them. He served as the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1916. TLS, U. of Wisc., July 3, 1908, 1p, 8.5 x 11". To Ira Remsen, President Carnegie Institution. "Your letter asking me to serve on a committee of the National Academy with reference to the consolidation and correlation of government scientific work is received. While I am sorry to undertake any additional work, the importance of the duty you suggest for me is such that I feel I should accept. This I do, because in the past I have known somewhat intimately of the work of some of the departments of the government, but at present have no connection with any of them." Mail folds o/w VG............75-100

Portrait of Van Hise

 

1043. Burton Frye - signed title page from his "The Good Surprise - Poem by Burton Frye."..........20-30

 

1044. [NY] CLARK, John Chamberlain, a Representative from New York; born in Pittsfield, Mass., January 14, 1793; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1811; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hamilton, N.Y.; moved to Bainbridge, Chenango County, about 1818; district attorney 1823-1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839), but changed his politics on the appearance of President Van Buren's message in 1837 favoring an independent Treasury; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); served as First Auditor of the Treasury, August 2, 1849-October 31, 1849; moved to Chemung County, N.Y., and engaged in the lumber business; died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., October 25, 1852; interment in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bainbridge, N.Y. Album page SIGNED TWICE........20-30

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1045. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor painting, unsigned, 9 x 11.5". VG.........75-100

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1046. Joseph Paxson Iddings [1857-1920]. American geologist, b. Baltimore. Professor, U. of Chicago (1895-1908). Co-author, with Cross, Pirsson, and Washington, of Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks (1903); author of Rock Minerals (1906), Igneous Rocks (1909-13), The Problem of Volcanism (1914). ANS, no date. "Mr. Iddings hopes to be able to accept the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Woodward for Wednesday evening April the twenty-second. VG............50-75

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1047. [MORMONISM] Clayton Silas Rice [1883-1972] sometimes referred to as Claton Rice, was a clergyman who served in Utah and Idaho for many years. He authored several books on Mormans, including "The Mormon Way" self-published in 1929. Rice was a theologan of another denomination who traveled and lived in Utah in the early twentieth century. He wrote a curious and interesting account from a non-Mormon perspective. In 1901 the first Presbyterian church building was dedicated. It served the community until it was sold to the Roman Catholic church in 1950. The assignment was difficult for the ministers as they received little support from the Mormon community. Reverend Clayton Rice came to the area in 1908 and used friendliness and community activity as tools to break into Dixie. He loved the desert and enjoyed the people on a social level. He directed plays, coached baseball, taught violin and trained debaters. He was well received, but only a handful attended his sermons. Other ministers also found little success. Rare signed bank check, 1918, The Riggs National Bank, Wash. DC. Nice example..........50-75

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1048. [NAPOLEON - Book] William Forsyth. HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVITY OF NAPOLEON AT ST. HELENA; From the Letters and Journals of the late Lieut-Gen Sir Hudson Lowe. Publisher: John Murray, London, 1853. A superb three-volume set in cloth, complete with large fold-out map in Vol.1; 495pp.; 490pp.; 529pp, engraved frontispieces to all volumes. Sunned spines; rubbed corners; small suff-hole front cover vol. 1; vol. 2 cover loose; vol. 3 covers cracked............200-300

 

Photo Present to Albert Sterner 80th Birthday

1049. [ART] Original photograph of a painting inscribed on the back by the artist to fellow artist, Albert Sterner. Written on the back - In sincere homage To Albert Sterner, this wise and always young nestor of American painters on his 80th birthday from his admirer Josp Nicolas. Approx. 9.5 x 8". Sterner, of course, was a prominent artist who died in 1946. Sterner was born in 1863 so that would date this present around 1943. There are some surface scratches that show when held at certain angle o/w very good......50-75

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Back side

 

1050. [ENGLAND] Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster KG, PC, JP (1825-1899), styled Viscount Belgrave between 1831 and 1845 and Earl Grosvenor between 1845 and 1869 and known as the 3rd Marquess of Westminster between 1869 and 1874, was an English landowner, politician and racehorse owner. ALS, 1899, 2pp. Accompanied by vintage mounted photograph [foxing in margins]...........50-75

 

1051. [WW II] EVELYN W. FARRAND. Assist. to Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Chairman of YOUNG AMERICA WANTS TO HELP, operated under the auspices of the British War Relief Society, Inc. Typewritten Letter Signed, New York, July 21, 1941, to Mrs. Burton Musser, the president of the Utah British War Relief Society. One page, 4to. Sending three pages of information on projects for raising funds for immediate aid of the children in Britain to the additional objective of "crystalliz[ing] the sympathy of the youth of America for the youth of Great Britain." Four pages total.........40-60

 

 

1052. [ART] MAURICE STERNE (1877/78-1957) American sculptor and painter remembered today for his association with philanthropist Mabel Dodge Luhan, to whom he was married from 1916 to 1923. He began his career as a draftsman and painter, and critics noted the similarity of his work, in its volume and weight, to sculpture. A trip to Greece in 1908 introduced him to archaic Greek statues, inspiring him to experiment with the form himself in stone. He also traveled to Bali to paint and sketch, which further informed his later work. ORIGINAL ETCHING, C. 1903, from DeKocks Novels. Image approx. 3-1/4 x 4-3/4" plis margins. Foxing in margins but image area is very good...........50-75

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1053. [THEATRE] John Lawrence (J. L.) Toole (1830-1906) English comic actor and theatrical producer. He was famous for his roles in farce and in serio-comic melodramas in a career that spanned more than four decades. He was so famous in his day that he was the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him. Brief ALS, Gaiety Theatre, London, 1874, 1p, on his monogramed stationery, 4-1/2 x 7 in. Mounted to album page. Sends his autograph.........40-60

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1054. [AUTHOR] HARVEY WEISS - signed bookplate..........10-15

 

1055. [FILM & THEATRE] A. E. Matthews OBE (1869-1960) English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and who became known (not surprisingly) for his longevity. Nicknamed "Matty", he was christened Alfred Edward Matthews. He toured during World War II in The First Mrs. Fraser with Dame Marie Tempest and Barry Morse and later in the extremely popular films Carry on Admiral, Doctor at Large and Around the World in 80 Days - in which he played a mainstay of the Reform Club - amongst many others. From World War II until his death he enjoyed renown as one of British cinema's most famous crotchety, and sometimes rascally, old men. Matthews's other most well-known films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Million Pound Note (with Gregory Peck), Inn for Trouble, The Magic Box, The Ghosts of Berkeley Square and Just William's Luck. ALS, c. 1945-50, 2pp., signed "Matty". Written to the noted actor Roland Young, remembered for his role of Topper. Mentions being left out of the honors, Leslie Banks, Aubrey Smith, Charles Hawbrey, Shubert [producer], being on tour etc. Fine letter to a close friend in superb condition...........80-120

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1056. [FILM] Eddie Bracken (1915- 2002) American actor. ISP, 8 x 10..........25-35

 

1057. [THEATRE] Hiram Sherman (1908-1989) American actor. Born in Boston, Mass., Sherman made his Broadway debut as a playwright with the short-lived comedy Too Much Party in 1934. It proved to be his sole attempt at writing. Two years later he made his first appearance as an actor in Horse Eats Hat. Additional theatre credits include Julius Caesar, Very Warm for May, Cyrano de Bergerac, Boyd's Daughter (which he directed as well), Mary, Mary, Two's Company, and How Now, Dow Jones, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the latter two. Sherman's many television credits include such early anthology series as Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, The Alcoa Hour, and Hallmark Hall of Fame and a regular role on Tammy Grimes' eponymous comedy series. His feature films included The Solid Gold Cadillac and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. TLS, Signed Hiram, 1957, 1p, to Mrs. Easley regarding medal going to Eli-Drama League. VG...........35-45

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1058. [MIXED LOT] [1] Louise Creighton, née von Glehn (1850-1936) British author of books on historical and socio-political topics, and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE [2] Eleanor Painter (1891 - 1947) American opera singer. She had a successful career of almost two decades. Pencil signature on card with sentiment. [3] Commodore John Downes (1786 - 1854) was an officer in the United States Navy, whose service covered the first half of the 19th century. Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Downes in honor of him. Clip signature. [4] John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) American Methodist Episcopal bishop. Clip signature. [5] George Madden Martin (1866-1946) American fiction writer. ANS, 1924. [6] Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) U.S. Representative from Connecticut, father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour. Clip signature. [6] William Howitt (1792-1879) English author. Clip signature. [7] Emma Speed Sampson author who wrote the last 5 books from The Bluebird Books series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. Signature, inscribed [pencil] 1923. [8] James Parton (1822-1891) England-born American biographer. He was the most popular biographer of his day in America. AQS, New York, March 10, 1864. "I welcome Maryland to the union of Free States! Jas. Parton." [9] Alice May (1847 -1887), sometimes known as Louise Allen, was an English singer and actress, perhaps best remembered as the creator of the soprano role of Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer (1877). Clip signature. Light stain. [10] John Ransom Buck (1835-1917) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Signature..........60-80

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1059. Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin [1843-1928] influential American geologist and educator. In 1868-1869, Chamberlin spent a year taking graduate courses, including geology, at the University of Michigan to strengthen his scientific background. Subsequently (1869-1873) he became professor of natural science at the State Normal School in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He joined the Beloit faculty in 1873, where he was professor of geology, zoology, and botany. He worked for the US Geological Survey and later was president of the University of Wisconsin (1887 - 1892). In 1892 he accepted the offer to organize a department of geology at the new University of Chicago, where he remained as a professor until 1918). From 1898 to 1914 he was president of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. He developed the planetesimal theory, which states that Earth was made from smaller objects that gradually built the planets by accretion. From this theory and other geological evidence he concluded that Earth was much older than assumed by Lord Kelvin (ca 100 million years) at the time. In 1893 he founded the Journal of Geology, of which he was editor for many years. Chamberlin remained active professionally up until his death in Chicago on Nov. 15, 1928. His papers are housed in the Beloit College archives, along with the papers of his son, Rollin T. Chamberlin, who was also a geologist. There are buildings named for him on the Beloit College and University of Wisconsin-Madison campuses. The lunar crater Chamberlin and a crater on Mars are named in his honor. TLS, Chicago, March 2, 1906, 2pp., 5 x 6.5". To President R.S. Woodward, Carnegie Institution, Washington DC. Re: Convocation Exercises. VG.............75-100

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1060. [MAINE] John Edwards Godfrey was born in Hampden, Maine in 1809, the son of John and Sophia (Dunn) Godfrey. He attended Washington Academy in East Machias, Maine, completing his studies in 1830. He read law with his father and with William Abbott and was admitted to the Penobscot bar and opened a law office in Calais in 1832. In 1834 he returned to Bangor, Maine, and later became a judge. He lived in Bangor until his death in 1884 and played an important part in the cultural and political life of the city. He was also the author of numerous articles on the history of early Maine. Further biographical notes can be found in the introduction of The Journals of John Edwards Godfrey, Bangor, Maine 1863-1869, Courier-Gazette, Rockland, 1979. ALS stampless cover letter, Bangor [Me], Sept. 17, 1847, 1p., 8x12", to "Worthy Brother" Rev. J.P. Weston at Gardiner, Me. The address leaf has postal markings. He sends a "password" and says that Bro. D.G.W.P. Lecain should not be entrusted with the password for fear that he violated the Pledge. Excellent condition..........50-75