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Signer of Declaration of Independence

1. 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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2. Robert Kennicott (1835-1866) American naturalist. He was a founder of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and served the Smithsonian and was an active field investigator. Kennicott was born in New Orleans and grew up in "West Northfield" (now Glenview), Illinois, a town in the prairie north of the then nascent city of Chicago. In 1853, Kennicott began collecting and cataloguing for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC when he began to correspond with Spencer Fullerton Baird. During 1855 he surveyed and collected on the Illinois Central Railroad Survey. In 1856, he named one of his new snake discoveries Regina kirtlandii (today Clonophis kirtlandii) after noted naturalist Jared P. Kirtland. He also helped found the Chicago Academy of Sciences in 1856 and the Northwestern University natural history museum in 1857. In April 1859 he set off on an expedition to collect natural history specimens in the subarctic boreal forests of northwestern Canada in what is now the Mackenzie and Yukon river valleys and in the Arctic tundra beyond. Kenicott became popular with Hudson's Bay Company fur traders in the area and encouraged them to collect and send natural history specimens and First Nations artifacts to the Smithsonian. He returned to Washington at the end on 1862. From 1862 to 1864, Kennicott became part of the Megatherium Club a group of young naturalists guided by Spencer Fullerton Baird and William Stimpson. Robert and his younger brother lived in the Smithsonian Castle during the American Civil War along with Edward Drinker Cope and other noted naturalists. While working at the Smithsonian Institution under Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, Robert Kennicott wrote the original descriptions of many new snake taxa brought back by expeditions to the American West. In 1864 the Western Union Telegraph Expedition was mounted to find a possible route for a telegraph line between North America and Russia by way of the Bering Sea. Kennicott was selected as the scientist for this expedition, and the party of naturalists sent to assist him included W.H. Dall. The expedition arrived in San Francisco in April 1865, but disagreements between its leaders meant that little was achieved. The party moved north to Vancouver where Kennicott suffered a period of ill health. After his recovery they moved north again to Alaska in August 1865. Kennicott died in May 1866, likely of congestive heart failure, while traveling up the Yukon River. To commemorate his efforts on behalf of science Kennicott Glacier, Kennicott Valley, MV Kennicott, and the Kennicott River were named after him. Some of his papers are maintained at Northwestern University, others at his family home where his grave remains in the Kennicott Family plot in Glenview, Illinois at The Grove, which is a National Historic Landmark. A 3-D reconstruction of his face has been done by the Smithsonian Institution, by scanning his skull and using computers to reconstruct his facial structure. Signed card, 3-1/2 x 1-3/4". ...............75-100

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3. [ART] D.V. [Douglas Volk] [1856-1935] Am. artist best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. His retained copy of 1926 TLS, signed with initials in ink. To Bryson Burroughs, Curator of Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC. In part - "Early this last winter I was shown my portrait of Felix Adler which the Museum did me the honor of acquiring some years ago. On looking at the painting, I was greatly distressed to note the condition it was in, due I surmised to some careless handling incident in the main, to its being packed and repacked while on exhibition tours out of town..." He goes on in detail about the damage. The initials and conclusion are on the verso........80-120

 

4. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 17 century on paper, written on both sides, does NOT appear to be complete, written in Latin, 7 x 10-1/2". VG........75-100

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5. [FRANCE} Jean-Baptisle L'Ecuy (1740-1834) ALS, Paris, 1825, 3pp, plus address leaf. He was the last abbot general [Premontre Abbey] elected in 1781. During the French Revolution the abbey was suppressed and confiscated, and the site sold to a certain Cagnon, who demolished several buildings and sold the material. This abbey was founded by Saint Norbert of Xanten in 1120. Approx. 6-1/2 x 8-3/8"...........75-100

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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

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7. [RELIGION] Étienne-Hubert de Cambacérès (1756-1818) Archbishop of Rouen in 1802, cardinal in 1803 and senator from 1805. He was younger brother of the jurist, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès the Duke of Parma. DOCUMENT SIGNED, no year showing, 1p, 7-3/4 x 10". VG.........80-120

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Portrait of the Cardinal

 

8. [FILM] Don Ameche (1908-1993) Academy Award winning actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.............50-75

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9. [THEATRE] Charles B. Dillingham [1868-1934] Broadway producer. He started his career as a theater reviewer for the New York Evening Post, then became a manager for such actors as Julia Marlowe. Dillingham began his producing career in 1902, with a production of The Cavalier, starring Julia Marlowe, William Lewers and Frank Worthing. Two TLSs, 1908, both to A.L. Erlanger, New Amsterdam Theatre, Manhattan. In a 2-page letter he talks about Fred Stone "....letter from Fred Stone to me, he feels that he is unable to go on further than Toronto this season and that would cancel Montreal...." In the other 1-page letter he confirms cancellation of Montgomery & Stone at Montreal - subsituting Elsie Janis for that week. Both VG............60-80

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During Reign of Louis XIV

10. [FRANCE] French Mystery document 1761 on paper, signed Veillon, 1p., approx. 6-1/4 x 3-3/4". Speaks of Duke La Rochefoucauld. VG..........80-120

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11. [POLITICIANS] mixed lot of autograph signatures: [1] ANDERSON, John Alexander [1834-1892] Representative from Kansas SIGNATURE. [2] BELFORD, James Burns [1837-1910] Representative from Colorado. SIGNATURE. [3] HOLMES, Adoniram Judson [1842-1902] Representative from Iowa; entered Milton College, Milton, Wis., but left in 1862 to enter the Union Army, where he served in the Twenty-fourth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, until the close of the Civil War. SIGNATURE. [4] MILLER, Killian [1785-1859] Representative from New York SIGNATURE. [5] LORE, Charles Brown [1831-1911] Representative from Delaware; during the Civil War served as commissioner of the draft for New Castle County, Del., in 1862; attorney general of Delaware 1869-1874. SIGNATURE. [6] MADDEN, Martin Barnaby [1855-1928] Representative from Illinois. SIGNATURE. [7] PAYSON, Lewis Edwin [1840-1909] Representative from Illinois. SIGNATURE [8] BUDD, James Herbert [1851-1908] Representative from California; served as lieutenant colonel on the Governor's staff in 1873 and 1874; deputy district attorney in 1873 and 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Stockton; served as first lieutenant in the California National Guard and was promoted to major of the line. SIGNATURE. [9] CAMPBELL, James Edwin [1843-1924] Representative from Ohio. SIGNATURE. [10] BENNETT, Henry [1808-1868] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE...........75-100

 

12. [FRANCE] Pierre Clément Eugène Pelletan [1813-1884] French writer, journalist and politician. He was an associate of Lamartine, but refused an appointment to the office in the foreign affairs ministry. He was elected deputy in 1863 and joined the opposition to the Second Empire regime. His bright and eloquent speeches won him a fame of brilliant orator. Re-elected in 1869, he protested against the war with Prussia and became member of the Government of National Defense on 4 September 1870. From 31 January to 4 February 1871, Pelletan exercised the duties of public education minister, but he departed for Bordeaux on 6 February. He was elected to the National Assembly in February 1871. He approved the politics of Thiers and became vice-president of the Senate in 1879. In 1884, he was elected senator for life. ALS, no date, 1p., 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Blank page is mounted along edge to another sheet. VG.........60-80

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Portrait of Pelletan

 

13. MARYLAND CONGRESSMEN - A collection of 44 LS's written by House of Representative members from Maryland. Included are Michael D. Barnes (19), Stephen W. Gambrill (1), Gilbert Gude (6), Steny Hoyer (2), DeWitt S. Hyde (2) Gladys Spellman (2), and Newton Steers 12). Content is routine, mostly responding to constituent letters about specific proposed legislation. Dates range from 1929 to 1985. Steny Hoyer was House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011. He is currently House Minority Whip.........100-150

 

Rare Early Letter From Deadwood City

14. [MINING] Antoine T. Grande - ALS, Deadwood City, Feb. 1, 1877, 1p. Sent to A.M. Holter & Bro., Helena, Mt. Asks that the interest on his money be sent to him. Says winter has been dull......recently a number of Quartz lodes have been sold...one 4 days ago for $50,000. VG. Certainly worthy of research. The settlement of Deadwood began in the 1870s and has been described as illegal, since it lay within the territory granted to Native Americans in the 1868 Treaty of Laramie. The treaty had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people, and disputes over the Hills are ongoing, having reached the United States Supreme Court on several occasions. However, in 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around 5,000. In early 1876, frontiersman Charlie Utter and his brother Steve led a wagon train to Deadwood containing what were deemed to be needed commodities to bolster business. The wagon train brought gamblers and prostitutes, resulting in the establishment of profitable ventures. Demand for women was high, and the business of prostitution proved to have a good market. Madam Dora DuFran would eventually become the most profitable brothel owner in Deadwood, closely followed by Madam Mollie Johnson. Businessman Tom Miller opened the Bella Union Saloon in September of that year. Another saloon was the Gem Variety Theater, opened April 7, 1877 by Al Swearengen who also controlled the opium trade in the town. The saloon was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in 1879. It burned down again in 1899, causing Swearengen to leave the town. The town attained notoriety for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok [1876], and Mount Moriah Cemetery remains the final resting place of Hickok and Calamity Jane, as well as slightly less notable figures such as Seth Bullock. Deadwood became known for its wild and almost lawless reputation, during which time murder was common, and punishment for murders not always fair and impartial. Hickok's murderer, Jack McCall, was prosecuted twice, despite the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against double jeopardy , because of a ruling that Deadwood was an illegal town in Indian Territory and thus lacked the jurisdiction to prosecute or acquit McCall. This decision moved McCall's trial to a Dakota Territory court ("Indian Court"), where he was found guilty of murder and hanged. Rare letter written during these times..........200-300

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Titanic Disaster 1912

15. Philip Albright Small Franklin (1871-1939) President and chairman of International Mercantile Marine Company from 1916 to 1936. At the time of the Titanic disaster on the 14th of April, 1912, Franklin was in charge of the White Star Line office and terminus affairs at IMM headquarters in New York City. Upon hearing about the Titanic's sinking via wireless messages, he did not at first assume the worst, saying in a statement to worried relatives and friends of the ship's ill-fated passengers and press reporters crowding outside the White Star Line offices at roughly 10:30 PM that night, "There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable, and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers." Later at about 11:30, he insisted, "We hope that reports from the Virginian and the Parisian will prove to be true, and that they will turn up with some of the passengers (other than those already aboard the Cunard liner Carpathia )." But, by midnight, Franklin admitted the seriousness of the situation, saying in a statement, "I thought her unsinkable, and I based my opinion on the best expert advice. I do not understand it." Nevertheless, his competent handling of the public relations crisis in New York at the time earned him praise from the directors of IMM, and was later promoted in due course as Joseph Bruce Ismay had fallen out of favor due to the latter's controversial association with the ship. Ismay had, at one point, been considered for the presidency of IMM before the Titanic disaster. Offered here is a International Mercantile Marine Co. stock certificate, 1915, signed by Philip Franklin as Vice-President. VG.............75-100

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16. [EARLY FILM] Doraldina (1888-1936) American dancer and one of the Metro stars. Beginning her career as a manicurist in a San Francisco hotel, Doraldina's rise to fame and stardom came as a fitting climax to a career during which she put forth every effort to please a discriminating public. Studying the dancing art first in New York, and then in Barcelona, Spain , she returned to New York where her career an dancer, actress, and screen star made of her a national figure. Her first Metro production was "Passion Fruit." Signed vintage photograph [Lumiere, NY, photographer], approx. 5-1/4 x 7". Small corner piece missing o/w VG.........50-75

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17. [FILM] Butterfly McQueen (1911-1995) American actress. Originally a dancer, the 28-year-old McQueen first appeared as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, then continued as an actress in film in the 1940s, then moving to television acting in the 1950s. Signed sheet. VG..........50-75

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18. [SPACE] Group of 6 postal tracking station covers from various countries...........20-30

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19. [FILM] Martha Raye (1916-1993) American comic actress and standards singer who performed in movies, and later on television. Signed, inscribed page from publication, 8.5 x 11".........25-35

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Extremely Scarce Civil War Book

20. [CIVIL WAR] author: J.T. Trowbridge. "The South : a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities. A journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people: being a description of the present state of the country - its agriculture - railroads - business and Finances." Book description: Stebbins, Hartford, 1866. Green Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 8-3/4" tall. Extremely scarce original edition; we are told "not in the Sabin American Civil War Collection". With 8 woodcut illustrations and a number of maps. Over the course of two trips in the fall of 1865 and winter of 1866, Trowbridge spent four months traveling through ten southern states. He visited many, if not most, of the major battlefields and cities of the South, talking with hundreds of people of all classes and conditions. He traveled by train, steamboat, ferry, stagecoach, wagon, on horseback, and on foot. His prose is vivid, whether he is describing the natural beauty of the scenery in remote areas or the desolate battlefields where contending armies met. He also sympathetically and evocatively pictures the squalid living conditions of poor southerners, both black and white. He records the voices of a host of characters in their own idiom, allowing them to tell their own stories, whether humorous or pitiable, inspiring or revolting, in their own way. The cumulative effect of these vignettes is to present a South rapidly coming to accept the political and economic results of the war. The former Confederate states would remain in the Union, and African-American southerners would be free. 590 pages. Gilt lettering on spine. Condition: boards and spine rubbed, corners bumped, top and tail of spine lightly frayed, title-page and frontispiece only slightly foxed - else a surprisingly clean and tight copy with only some very occasional spotting.............300-400 Reserved at $150

 

Archive of French Writers

21. Collection of 10 letters of French writers. Includes: Alfred Mezieres [1826-1915]; Paul Marieton [1862-1911]; Louis de Robert 1871-1937]; Jean de La Varende [b.1887]; Arsene Houssaye [1815-1896]; Emile Deschanel [1819-1904]; Charles Diehl [1859-1944]; Yanette Deletang-Tardif [1902-1976]; Henry Roujon [1853-1914]; Andre Bellessort [1866-1942]. Mostly VG...........RESERVE $100

 

ARCHIVE LETTERS TO LOUIS ALIBERT

22. [FRANCE] Félicien Champsaur (1858-1934) French novelist and journalist. His first novel was the roman à clef Dinah Samuel (1882), said to present portraits of poet Arthur Rimbaud and actress Sarah Bernhardt. He went on to publish many novels, collections of articles, and other works, including Miss America (1885), Entrée de clowns (1886), Parisiennes (1887), Les Bohémiens (1887), Lulu (1888), L'Amant des danseuses (1888), La Gomme (1889), and Poupée Japonaise (1912), Nora, la guenon devenue femme (1929), a parody loosely based on the career of American dancer Josephine Baker. He died in Paris. ALS, 1909, WRITTEN ON POSTCARD. SPEAKS OF L'ABATTUIR. * ALSO letters to Alibert from Jean Royere, the poet [ALS1911]; Julia Allard [1884-1940]; Eugene Hollande; and Leon Hennique. Very good condition. Certainly worthy of research...........100-150

 

23. [FRANCE] Jules Tannery (1848-1910) French mathematician who notably studied under Charles Hermite and was the PhD advisor of Jacques Hadamard. Under Hermite, he received is doctorate in 1874 for his thesis Propriétés des Intégrales des Équations Différentielle Linéaires à Coefficients Variables. 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, 189_, 1p. VG............50-75

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Portrait of Tannery

 

Rare Letter by French Soldier & Artist

24. [ART] Le Chevalier Langlois [Jean-Charles Langlois. 1789-1870] French soldier and painter. Langlois was born in Beaumont-en-Auge. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1806 and fought, as an infantry officer at the battles of Wagram, Gerona and Waterloo with a bravery that had him seriously injured and appointed colonel at the young age of twenty-six. After he retired on half-pay, Langlois devoted himself to painting. Studying with Girodet-Trioson, he specialized in landscapes, painting battles only, for he considered these to embody the most intense experiences life could offer. His paintings include the Fire of Moscow, the Battle of Eylau, the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Montereau, the Battle of Borodino, the Battle of Wagram. He also used photography to document the Crimean War where he traveled with photographer Léon-Eugène Méhédin. He specialized in panoramic painting after having seen the Panorama of Athens by the first French panorama painter Pierre Prévost. Many of his panoramas were destroyed during the Siege of Paris of 1870. In 1873, Langlois' family bequeathed 256 paintings representing battles and military panoramas to the musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen. These paintings were transferred in 1888 to the Pavillon des sociétés savantes, an 18th-century building spruced up at his niece's expense to house the Langlois museum. Half of the works exhibited there were destroyed in 1944 during the Battle for Caen. François-Émile de Lansac was his pupil. Offered here is a rare ALS, 1817, 1p, 8-1/4 x 12-3/4. Content unknown. VG+.............175-275

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25. Berta Looker Correspondence - approx. 36 letters (ALSs) written to Bertha Looker, 1890s to about 1902, plus envelopes. Bertha was the daughter of Commodore Thomas Henry Looker [see below]. Most addressed to her at 1312 - 30th Street, Georgetown, DC [or West Washington], from friends. if you google Bertha Looker you'll see that this address had some distinction because the American poet, Elizabeth Bishop resided there. About 13 of these letters are from Marion, the daughter of Count Charles Albert Festetits, the Hungarian nobleman who came to American and achieved some fame as a civil and mining engineer. He was the construction engineer on a considerable part of Jay Gould's Texas and Pacific railroad system. A newspaper clipping of the Count's obituary is included. These letter are in very good condition and we have not read them. Thomas Henry Looker was born on November 23, 1839 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His parents were James Harvey Looker and Rachel Hough, and his grandfather was Othniel Looker, who served as governor of Ohio from March 24, 1814, to December 8, 1814.  Thomas Henry Looker attended the U.S. Naval Academy and joined the Navy as midshipman on November 6, 1846.  He served in the Mexican War and the Civil War.  He was appointed purser, U.S.N. on August 31, 1853.  After the Civil War he served as Fleet Paymaster, South Pacific Squadron, United States Navy.  Aboard the U.S. Flag Ship "Powhatan," Looker sailed around Cape Horn and up to Panama.  He was promoted to Pay Director on March 3, 1871.  From 1877 to 1878 he was assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.  He was appointed Paymaster General, U.S.N. in March of 1890, but had to resign in May of that year due to ill health.  He retired in 1891 with the rank of Commodore.  On May 19, 1857, Thomas Henry Looker married Lucilia S. Brigham, who was born in March, 1832 to Matthias and Caroline Crossman Brigham.  Thomas and Lucilia had six children:  Henry (Harry) Brigham, Bertie (died in infancy), Edward F., William R., Bertha H., and Reginald D.  The members of the Looker family were strong supporters of President Hayes, Thomas H. Looker having been an acquaintance from before Hayes was elected President.  Thomas and Lucilia Looker were guests of President Hayes at the White House on several occasions.  Preceded by his wife, Thomas Henry Looker died in Washington, D.C., in 1910...........150-200

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26. [SCIENCE] Henri CARTAN (1904-2008) one of France's leading mathematician's. He made fundamental advances in the theory of analytic functions, worked on the theory of sheaves, homological theory, algebraic topology and potential theory. He wrote under the name Bourbaki with some 30 Volumes. ANS, 1992, with signed return address envelope/both signed H. Cartan...........25-35

 

27. Florence Chadwick (1918-1995) American swimmer who was the first woman ever to cross the English Channel both ways. She also made contributions to various youth groups. Signed 3x5 card with sentiment...........25-35

 

28. [FILM] Marisa Tomei [b. 1964] actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Cousin Vinny (1992). She received subsequent nominations for her performances in In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008). Signed 8x10 photo. VG........25-35

 

29. Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) English cartoonist. In 1901, he became the chief cartoonist for Punch, taking over upon John Tenniel's retirement. ALS, 1897, 2pp.............50-75

 

30. Dean Acheson (1893-1971) Sec. of State under President Truman. Signed 3-1/2 x 2-1/4" card. VG.........25-35

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31. [ENGLAND] John Plampin (1727?-1805) British Naval officer; father of Robert Plampin the more noted naval officer. John Plampin's portrait was painted by Thomas Gainsborough circa 1752, and hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Document Signed by John Plampin, Seth Bull and Richard Hodge. DATED 1786 - BOND FOR PEACEABLE EMPLOYMENT, 3pp, approx. 8-1/4 x 13". VG. Parly toned on front page......100-150

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32. [FRANCE] Rare Military Document [ALS], dated 1791, signed by the Marquis de Roquelaure - famous French Colonel of the Artois Regiment [1779]. So well known that members of the Royal family attended his wedding. 1p, approx. 6 x 7". VG.........100-150

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33. [FRANCE] 1748 Manuscript Document, 10 pages, signed Collet de Messine. Approx. 7.5 x 9.5". Fine............100-150

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34. [FRANCE] Fixed lot of autographs & old documents from France. [1] Manuscript document on paper, not dated, 1p, 5 x 7-1/4". Identified as: Beginning of Revol. Government, About "Fete Nationale de L'Agriculture on the 10th of this month. About allegorical charriot with flowers, etc. Fresh condition. See this document [2] Mystery Document from France dated 1743 during the Reign of Louis XV, boldly signed Duplessis de Berule plus other signatures, 1p. on paper, about 7.5 x 6". VG. [3] Gabriel Hanotaux (1853-1944) French statesman and historian. ALS, no date, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". VG. [4] François, Vicomte de Curel (1854 - 1928), French dramatist, was born at Metz, Moselle. He was educated at the École centrale Paris as a civil engineer, the family wealth being derived from smelting works. He began his literary career with two novels, L'Ete des fruits secs (1885) and Le Sauvetage du grand duc (1889). In 1891 three plays were accepted by the Théâtre Libre. ALS, [1898], 7 LINES + SIGNATURE, postmarked on verso 1898, 5-1/4 x 4-1/4". To the actress Genia. [5] Joseph Alfred Serret (1819-1885) French mathematician. NICE 1p, ALS, 1868, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG. [6] André Lichtenberger (1870-1940) French novelist and sociologist. He held a Doctor of Letters in history. ALS, 1902, 2-pages, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. VG. [7] Gaston Monnerville (1897-1991) French politician and lawyer. He protested against the armistice signed by Pétain, and complained about the treatment of French colonial subjects by Petain's Vichy government. In late 1940, he joined Combat, one of the major groups in the resistance. As a lawyer in Marseille , in unoccupied France, he defended persons arrested or persecuted by the Vichy government for their opinions or racial origin. For this he was repeatedly threatened or arrested by the Vichy police. ALS, 1970, written on both sides of 8 x 10 sheet. To Felix Bonafe. VG. Portrait of Monnerville [8] Amable Floquet [1797-1881] important French historian. ALS, no date, 1p, 7 x 8-3/4 in. Address leaf addressed to Rouen's Arocat General. Speaks about L'Ecole des Charteo and drort coutumier de Normandie. VG. [9] Aimé Martin (1781-1844) was a French writer. Born in Lyon, he moved to Paris, where he became the pupil and friend of Bernardin de St. Pierre: he collected his works and married his widow. Martin's letters to Sophia on Natural History were highly popular. ALS, no date, 2pp, to Count Marcellus on Marcellus works. VG [10] Paul Lacroix (1806-1884) French author and journalist, was born in Paris. He is best known under his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob. ALS, NO DATE, 1p, to the poet AIME GIRON, signed Paul Lacroix P.L. Jacob. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2 in. VG........200-300

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35. [FRANCE] Fixed lot of autographs from France. [1] Leopold Dancla (1822-1895) Violinist and composer of chamber music. Brief ALS, no date, 1p., approx. 4 x 5-1/4". Not translated. VG. [2] Étienne Marie Victor Lamy (1845-1919) French author, born in Cize, Jura. He was educated at the College Stanislas and became a doctor of law in 1870. From 1871 to 1881 he was a deputy from his native department, Jura, and his earlier writings were political and historical. In the House of Deputies he was a member of the Left, but he broke with his party and became a clerical reactionary, writing for the Gaulois and the Correspondant. In 1905 he became a member of the Académie française (seat #21), and in 1913 he succeeded Thureau-Dangin as its perpetual secretary. ALS, no date, 1p. 4-1/2 x 7 in. VG. [3] Henri Martin (1810-1883) French historian celebrated in his own day, whose modern reputation has been eclipsed by the greater literary and interpretive powers of his contemporary, the equally passionate patriot Jules Michelet, whose works have often been reprinted. ALS, 1882, 1p., speaks of his work with manuscripts. 4.5 x 5.5 in. VG. Portrait of Henri Martin [4] JACQUES SEREYS [b.1928-?] French theatre director & actor. ALS, 1968, on both sides, 4to. Speaks of money to be given to Margaret Ramsay. Fine. [5] PAUL SOUDAY (1869-1929) Fr. journalist & writer. He wrote on Marcel Proust, Paul Valery & Andre Gide. ALS, 1926, 1p. Literary content. VG. [6] RENE LALOU [b. 1889] Fr. critic and writer. TLS, 1929, 1p, 4to. Re" cinema vs. theatre. He says theatre is dead and cites works of Pagnol and Jules Romains. [7] Louis Jean Népomucène Lemercier (1771-1840) French poet and dramatist. ABOUT 4 LINES WRITTEN IN HIS HAND AND SIGNED, UNABLE TO MAKE OUT THE YEAR, 7 x 7.5 in. [8] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Gabriel Monod, with his cousins Alfred and Sarah Monod, organized an ambulance with which he followed the whole campaign, from Sedan to Le Mans. He wrote a small book of memoirs of this campaign, Allemands et Français (1871), in which he spoke of the conquerors without bitterness; this attitude was all the more praiseworthy as his mother was originally from Alsace, and he was unable to resign himself to the loss of Alsace and Lorraine. ALS, no date, 4pp , 4-1/4 x 5-1/4". VG. Portrait of Monod [9] LD (Louis Pierre Henriquel-Dupont. 1797-1892) French engraver. Many noted artists studied under Dupont. n 1849 he was elected a member of the Académie des beaux-arts . He became a professor at the École des beaux-arts in 1863 and founded the Société française de la gravure in 1868. In 1871 he was made president of the Académie des beaux-arts and was still engraving aged 85. Brief ALS or ANS, no date. Speaks of Signoc. Not translated. VG. [10] Ernest Lavisse [1842-1922] French historian. Professor at the Sorbonne (1888); director of École Normale (1909-19). Edited Histoire de France depuis les origines jusqu' àla Révolution (1908-11) and Histoire de France contemporaine depuis la Révolution jusqu' àla paix de 1919 (1920-22). ALS, 1895, written on 4.5 x 3.5" card. VG. Portrait of Lavisse..............200-300

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36. [MUSIC] Hiram Clarence Eddy (1851-1937) American organist and composer. He was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He studied under Dudley Buck in Hartford, Connecticut, counterpoint under Carl August Haupt, and piano under Carl Albert Loeschhorn in Berlin. In 1874-1876 he was organist of the First Congregational Church, Chicago; afterward organist and choirmaster of the First Presbyterian Church for 17 years and from 1875 to 1908 was director of the Hershey School of Musical Art. In 1877-1879 he gave a series of 100 organ recitals, with entirely different programs, a memorable achievement in Amencan musical annals. He played at several expositions in America and abroad, and gave recitals in the principal American and European cities. He composed several works for the organ. He died in Chicago, Illinois. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted to card. Slight mounting trace show through..........25-35

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Portrait of Eddy

 

37. [MUSIC] Hans Munch (1893-1983) Swiss conductor, composer, pianist, organist. ALS, 1930, 1p. Not translated. VG.........50-75

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38. [CIVIL WAR - OHIO] Adoniram Judson Warner (1834-1910) U.S. Representative from Ohio and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was commissioned captain in the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves July 21, 1861, lieutenant colonel May 14, 1862, colonel April 25, 1863, and colonel of the Veteran Reserve Corps November 15, 1863. He was brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865. DS, 1867, 1p, approx. 8.5 x 7". Agreement to purchase land from Theobald Baeshor of Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio, by the Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad Co, signed A.J. Warner, Right of Way Agent. VG.......100-150

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Portrait of Warner

 

39. "H. L." Hunt, Jr. (1889-1974) Texas oil tycoon and political activist. He built one of the world's largest fortunes by trading poker winnings for oil rights, ultimately securing title to much of the East Texas Oil Field , one of the world's largest. Reputed to be the wealthiest person in the world at the time of his death, his many children by three wives inspired the television series Dallas. TLS, 1971, 1p. Minor faults...........100-150

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40. [MUSIC] Bernard Wagenaar (1894-1971) Dutch/American composer, conductor and violinist. His second symphony was one of the few American works Arturo Toscanini performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; the first performances were on November 10, 11, 13, 1933, in Carnegie Hall. Fine SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH on which he pens musical quote, dated 1946. Stunningly nice example. Fine...........100-150

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41. [TELEVISION] Imogene Coca (1908-2001) American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Fine content ALS, May 18, 1973, 5 pages + envelope. A remarkable letter to producer/director Charles Forsythe, concerning her appearing in the Neil Simon play "Prisoner of 2nd Avenue." Her reluctance to do it and also not really liking the play itself. She also talks about her treatments and surgeries related to her near fatalcar accident earlier that year [1973] while in Florida with her husband. She lost an eye and crushed many bones in her face. She mentions in her career about not missing a performance and her dedication to her craft. She did go on to do a play in 1973 and 1974. Remarkable letter from a comedienne icon and early television pioneer. Condition is superb!..........100-150

 

42. 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. ALS, 1974, 1p. To the Director/producer Charles Forsythe. Sends regrets and that he is "being pushed putting the damn thing on...", a play he is doing - hoping to connect at some point soon. Comes with envelope signed on verso [return address]. VG........50-75

 

43. [FILM] Dorothy McGuire (1916-2001) American actress. Signed 8x10 movie still photo from the film "This Earth Is Mine". Shows her in scene with Claude Rains. VG..........35-45

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44. [FRANCE] 1559 Document on vellum, signed, 1p, approx. 14 x 7". Left side cracked and wrinkled. Ink has lightened with age.............100-150

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45. [FRANCE] offered here are 2 documents from France: one dated 1783, signed by Jean Francois Joly De Fleury [1718-1802] State councillor who was fired in 1783, the year of this letter which speaks of Countess of La Rochefoucault. 1-page, about 6-3/4 x 8-1/4". PLUS another document 1701, 4pp, about 8.5 x 12. Identified as being about the grandfather of de Fleury..........100-150

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1701 page 1

1701 page 2

 

46. [FRANCE] 1619 Document on vellum, signed, 1p, approx. 17 x 6". Vellum has toned with age.............100-150

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47. [FRANCE] 3 page military letter dated 1800, identified as Signed by Duke, who is not identified. Not translated. Approc. 4-1/4 x 12". VG............75-100

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48. [FRANCE] Rare 1763 printed document - ARREST DE LA COUR - Du Parlement. On vaccination against small pox. Identified as "Looks like argument today aginst cloning etc. Small hole/tear on one page but not that bad.........100-150

Front page

 

49. [FRANCE] Six manuscript documents dating 1736 to 1750 related to Carpentry - the making of Mademoiselle De Mouch's apartment. About 13 pages: description of fantastic parpentry accounts - detailed. VG...........125-175

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Cherokee Chief

50. William Charles Rogers [1847-1917] born near Claremore, Oklahoma, he was a successful farmer, who entered local politics in 1881. A member of the Downing Party, he was elected Principal Chief in 1903, defeating E. L. Cookson of the National Party. He served during the final days of the takeover of the Cherokee government by the United States of America and the establishment of the state of Oklahoma. After his four-year term of office was complete, he retained the status of chief, for purposes of dealing with matters of the handover of power to the United States. Document Signed, deed issued to a Cherokee named Mamie F. Hornbuckle, for 80 acres on the Cherokee Reservation, signed by Rogers. Also signed by the acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Thomas Ryan. Dated 1906, approx. 8-1/2 x 13-1/2......150-200

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Organist-Composer

51. [MUSIC] Sir Walter Alcock (1861-1947) English organist and composer born at Edenbridge, Kent. After a brief series of posts (Holy Trinity Sloane Street and St. Margaret's, Westminster ), in 1893 he was appointed Organ Professor at the Royal College of Music. He was appointed assistant organist of Westminster Abbey in 1896. He was organist of the Chapels Royal from 1902. In 1916 he became organist of Salisbury Cathedral where he oversaw a strictly faithful restoration of the famous Father Willis organ, even going to such lengths as to refuse to allow parts of the instrument to leave the cathedral in case any unauthorized tonal alteration were made without his knowledge. He played the organ at Westminster Abbey at the coronations of three monarchs: Edward VII (1902), George V (1911) and George VI (1937). He was knighted in 1933 for services to music and was a noted teacher, whose published material for organ students is still thought valuable. Among his notable pupils are Edward Bairstow, Ralph Downes, and S. Drummond Wolff. Signature, closely cropped, 3 x 7/8". Will put up scan on request.........25-35

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52. [FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY] DISDERI [1819-1889] original CDV photo of General Fleury, Ambassador in Russia. VG.............50-75

 

Interesting 1770 Mystery Document

53. Mystery Document 1770 signed, 12 x 8-3/4 in. on paper. Certainly worthy of further research...........100-150

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54. [FRANCE] French DECRET from the CONVENTION NATIONALE, dated 22 October 1792, 3 months before the King would be guillotined. Concerns ORDER OF MALTA, 4-pp, 7-3/4 x 8". OLD DAMPSTAINS AT CORNER OTHERWISE Very fresh condition............80-120

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55. [FRANCE] French DECRET from the CONVENTION NATIONALE, dated 22 October 1792, 3 months before the King would be guillotined. Concerns ORDER OF MALTA, 4-pp, 7-3/4 x 8". OLD DAMPSTAINS AT CORNER OTHERWISE Very fresh condition............80-120

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56. [FRANCE] Bulletin Des Lois, No. 339, Palais des Tuileries, Decret that begins Napoleon, Empereur Des Francais, dated 29 December 1910, about 30 pages. First part Decret #6536 concerns tobacco. Followed by #6333 concerning Books printed in France for Dutch works before 1811. Signed in type by Napoleon. VG..........100-150

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57. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste Philibert Willaumez (1763-1845) French sailor and admiral of the First French Empire. In 1789, he was Ensign aboard the Recherche under Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. After d'Entrecasteaux died, the expedition sailed for Indonesia, where they learned of the French Revolution. Dutch authorities seized the ships, and the pro-revolutionary sailors were imprisoned, Willaumez among them. Put in charge of the Southern bases of Saint-Domingue, Willaumez, aboard the frigate Poursuivante, was intercepted by British ships of the line, but managed to outmanoeuver them and break free. He had Poursuivante repaired in Baltimore returned to France, evading the British blockade again. Upon his return, he was promoted to contre-amiral by Napoleon. From 1807, Willaumez commanded the Brest squadron. In 1809, he attempted a sortie to Lorient and Rochefort to rescue ships blockaded in these harbours. The operation led to the Battle of Les Sables-d'Olonne, and Willaumez ended up being blockaded himself in Rochefort, which ultimately led to the Battle of the Basque Roads. ALS, uncertain as to date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-13/4 in. VG. Addressed to Cauchy...........100-150

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Portrait of Willaumez

 

58. [FRANCE] Charles-Hector d'Harcourt (1743-1820), marquis of Harcourt, pair de France, lieutenant général des armées du roi (1814). Letter Signed, 1770, written on both sides of 6-1/2 x 8-1/2" sheet. To Marquise de Nagu. Very fine condition...........100-150

 

59. French Mystery Document on paper 1667 - signed LACASLE, 1p, 6-1/2 X 9-1/4". Not translated. See scan below. VG............80-120

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60. [MUSIC] Chauncey Olcott (1858-1932) Irish American stage actor, songwriter and singer. Amongst his songwriting accomplishments, Olcott wrote and composed the song "My Wild Irish Rose" for his production of A Romance of Athlone in 1899. Olcott also wrote the lyrics to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for his production of The Isle O' Dreams in 1912. Signed 5x2" card, dated 1913, on which he writes "Yours in Irish." VG...........50-75

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61. Samuel Remington (1819-1892) American Gun Manufacturer, son of Eliphalet. Along with his father and brothers developed the Remington Arms Co. Signed The Ilion Bank check, 1855. VG example...............75-100

 

62. [COLONIAL BERWICK MAINE] JOHN HILL [died 1772] The Honorable John Hill, eldest son of Captain John Hill, was commissioned in the militia in 1727 as an Ensign. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1729. That same year he was promoted to first lieutenant, then to captain. He was again appointed captain in 1744 for King George's War. He was promoted to major in 1754 at the commencement of the French and Indian War. He was elected to both the House and Senate of the Massachusetts Legislature, and served as a member of the Governor's Council from 1755 to 1771. He, like his father, was appointed a Justice of the Peace. He was later appointed an Associate Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and then Chief Justice of the same court. For a brief period he also served as Judge of Probate. John Hill married first, Eliza Gerrish, who died in 1763, and then took Sarah Blunt (widow of Rev. John Blunt and daughter of the Hon. John Frost) as his second wife. AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, Berwick [Maine], 1768, 1p, 7-1/2 x 12-1/4 in. To the sheriff of York County. A complaint against Noah Wentworth, of Berwick. Very unusual Colonial document as it concerns a woman courted by Noah. He promised to marry her ..."& had Carnal Knowledge of her Body several times......begotten her with child when born will be a Bastard Child to her great damage...." Justice Hill asks the sheriff to bring Noah Wentworth before him. .....................150-200

 

63. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, c. 1885, image 4-1/2 x 3-1/2" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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64. [ENGLAND] Richard Smalboke [1672-1749] Bishop of St. Davids [1726-31] and of Lichfield and Coventry [1731-49]; published controversial treatises against William Whiston and Thomas Woolston. Document Signed, 1742, regarding the accuracy of an account. Approx. 7-1/2 x 1-3/4 in. VG........50-75

 

65. [FILM] Donald Pleasence (1919-1995) British film, television, and stage actor. His most notable film roles include appearing as villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, RAF Flight Lieut. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape, and psychiatrist Halloween in the Dr. Sam Loomis series. Signed 4 x 5-3/4" photo. VG.........40-60

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Old Regime (Royal) Decrees Are Rare

66. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 8 June 1792, 3-pages, signed Louis imprint and handstamped Griffe, 7-3/4 x 9-1/4". Concerns Law about heroic widow Simonneau. Very unusual as it is about a named citizen. Very fresh condition..........100-150

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67. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 4 December 1792, 2-pages, signed inprint by Garat & Lebrun, 7 x 9-1/2". Two months after abolition of Royalty. Very fresh condition..........80-120

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Old Regime (Royal) Decrees Are Rare

68. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 18 June 1790, 4-pages, signed Louis inprint, 7 x 10-1/4". Concerns Concerns dried out marshes. Very fresh condition..........80-120

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LARGE ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

69. Large original etching, portrait of Abraham Lincoln, unsigned, artist is James S. King [1852-1925] who specialized in portraits, image approx. 18 x 14 in. plus margins. The image and the area surrounding the image, the portion that would show after being matted & framed, is very good. There are numerous faults along edges that will not show. Striking image. James S. King 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.............400-600

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70. [FILM] Red Buttons (1919-2006} Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........30-40

 

71. [FILM] Karl Malden (1912-2009) American actor whose career spanned more than seven decades and appearing in many classic films. Brief ALS [or ANS depending on how you look at it]. VG.........30-40

 

72. [MUSIC] Herman Lohr (1871-1946) English composer. One of his most famous works was "Little Grey Home In The West", written in 1911, and recorded in 1914 by Irish tenor John McCormack. Rare AMQS, dated 1938, from his celebrated song "Little Grey Home In The West". Approx. 5-3/4 x 3-1/2". Fine........60-80

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73. [SPACE] Robert Crippen (b. 1937) NASA astronaut. He flew on four Space Shuttle missions, including three as commander. Crippen is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Signed, inscribed color litho. photo, 8x10. VG.........50-75

 

74. [SPACE] Owen K. Garriott (b. 1930) former NASA astronaut who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a space shuttle mission in 1983. Signed, inscribed color litho. photo, 8x10. VG.........50-75

 

75. [GOLF] GOLF COVER WITH CANCELLED GOLF STAMPS [but no POSTAL MARK] SIGNED BY Patty Berg, Nancy Lopez, and tennis player Tracy Austin.........20-30

 

76. [ENGLAND] John Mason Good (1764-1827) English writer on medical, religious and classical subjects. In the autumn of 1784, he began to practise as a surgeon at Sudbury in Suffolk. There he was an acquaintance of Nathan Drake, a fellow writer and student of Shakespeare. n 1794 John Good became a member of the British Pharmaceutical Society, and in that connection, and especially by the publication of his work, A History of Medicine (1795), he did much to effect a greatly needed reform in the profession of the apothecary. OFFERED HERE is clip signature. Accompanied by a clip signature of Nathan Drake (1766-1836) English essayist and physician. Drake's works include several volumes of literary essays, and some papers contributed to medical periodicals, but his most important production was Shakespeare and his Times, including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on his Genius, and Writings; a new Chronology of his Plays; a Disquisition on the Object of his Sonnets; and a History of the Manners, Customs and Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry and Elegant Literature of his Age (2 vols., 1817). Click below to see portrait of Nathan Drake, which does NOT come with this lot. Two signatures..........40-60

Portrait of Nathan Drake

 

77. Ossie Davis (1917-2005) American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG....25-35

 

78. Denver Pyle (1920-1997) Am. actor. Sig/inscribed 8x10 photo.....25-35

 

79. [BRITISH] Christopher Dawson (1889 - 1970) English independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom. Christopher H. Dawson has been called "the greatest English-speaking Catholic historian of the twentieth century. His writings in the 1920s and 1930s made him a significant figure of the time, and an influence in particular on T. S. Eliot, who wrote of his importance. ALS, Dec. 1, no year, written on both sides, 4-3/4 x 6-3/4". VG.............50-75

 

80. Fanny Butcher Bokum (1888-1987) was a long time writer and literary critic for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. She began at the Tribune in 1913 and held various positions including society editor, club editor, crime reporter, fashion editor, assistant women's editor, special correspondent, assistant music critic. In 1923 she became the literary editor and held the position for 40 years until her retirement in 1963. A cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson on the back cover of Fanny Butcher's autobiography Many Lives, One Love shows a bookstore clerk showing a book to an elderly lady. The clerk is saying, "Hugh Walpole liked it, Fanny Butcher liked it, Wm. Rose Benet liked it, and Mrs. Roosevelt liked it, but it *isn't* very good." (drawing copyright 1940 and 1968 by The New Yorker Magazine). This shows that Fanny Butcher was a household name among bookish Americans in 1940. Archive of 2 ALSs and 2 TLSs, dating c. 1973-73. To Costance Spencer in San Francisco. Believe Spencer had a bookshop. Nice group..........60-80

 

81. [STOCK CERTIFICATE] ADOLPHUS ANDREWS (1879-1948) Naval aide to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt & Coolidge, DS, 1938, United Cigar-Whelan Stores Corp....25-35

 

82. [ANDREW JACKSON] Message from the President of the United States. "A resolution of the House of the 7th instant, transmitting a statement from the State Department relative to the clerks employed in that department." 1866, 2pp. Ex. Doc. No. 111, 39th Congress, 1st Session, US House of Rep. 5-3/4 x 9". Signed in type by the President. VG............35-45

 

83. [JAPANESE NAVAL] Hiroharu Kato - VICE ADMIRAL, Commander in chief of the IJN 2nd Fleet [June 1, 1923 - Dec. 1 1924]. The IJN 2nd Fleet was a fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. First established on December 28, 1903, the IJN 2nd Fleet was created by the Imperial General Headquarters as a mobile strike force of cruisers and destroyers to pursue the Imperial Russian Navy's Vladivostok-based cruiser squadron while the remaining bulk of the Japanese fleet (the IJN 1st Fleet) continued to blockade Port Arthur in hopes of luring the battleships of the Russian Pacific Fleet out into a classic line-of-battle confrontation. As the main mobile force in the Imperial Japanese Navy, the IJN 2nd Fleet saw the bulk of all future combat operations from the time of its inception until this dissolution at the end of World War II. Offered here is a SIGNED CARD with rank as Vice Admiral, on 3-1/2 x 2-1/2" card...........20-30

 

84. [UNITED NATIONS] Charles M. Lichenstein (1926-2002) American alternate representative for special political affairs to the United Nations, the second highest ranking American diplomat at the United Nations, from 1981 to 1984. Lichenstein is best remembered for controversial comments he made welcoming the possibility of relocating the United Nations headquarters outside of the United States. THREE SIGNED ITEMS: [1] Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. [2] a 1961 cover honoring the UN. [3] TLS, 1984, on Heritage Foundation stationery, saying he is now in a "new (civilian) location, but I intend to keep battling as best I can for what we both know is right." All VG.........50-75

 

85. Edwin Whitefield [1816-1892] was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England. Born in Dorset, England, he emigrated to the United States in 1838. Offered here is an original lithograph of The Carr House, Conanicut, R.I. Signed in the plate and dated 1882. Image 5 x 3" plus margins. Excellent condition. Caption says probably built by Gov. Carr for his son. Caleb Carr (1624 - 17 December 1695) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, serving a very short term prior to his death by drowning..........25-35

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86. Edwin Whitefield [1816-1892] was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England. Born in Dorset, England, he emigrated to the United States in 1838. Offered here is an original lithograph of The Paine House, Conanicut, R.I. Unsigned, circa 1882. Image 5-1/4 x 3-1/8" plus margins. Excellent condition. Caption says probably built by Capt. Thos. Paine, who married the daughter of Gov. Carr. Caleb Carr (1624 - 17 December 1695) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, serving a very short term prior to his death by drowning..........25-35

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First Commissioner of Lighthouses

87. George R. Putnam (b. 1865) First Commissioner of Lighthouses. President Taft selected Putnam to head the new bureau, and he had the title, Commissioner of Lighthouses. For 25 years Putnam headed the Bureau and during his administration, navigational aids saw a substantial increase and new technology, when appropriate, was incorporated into the Bureau's work, particularly in the area of electronics. ALS [written in 3rd person], no date but circa 1910, accepting invitation from Dr. Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician. He begins with "Mr. Putnam" and pens 9 lines. Approx. 5 x 6-1/4". Accompanied by Putnam's personal calling card. Both VG...........60-80

 

1840 Bound For Mobile

88. Early Shipping Bill of Lading from the Rowland G. Hazard papers, dated Boston, 1840. For "Three Cases Shoes" being shipped on the Schooner Henry, now in Port of Boston and bound for Mobile. 10-1/2 x 5 in. Quite clean. VG. Nice small vignette of full-masted sailing ship. Signed by E. Bangs for the Master. Very nice example............25-35

 

89. [TEDDY ROOSEVELT] DAN T. MOORE - Lt. Col., aide to Theodore Roosevelt during his first term of office. Died in Texas. It was not until October, 1917, when he was World War I commander of the 310th Field Artillery at Camp Meade, Md., that Colonel Moore learned that a blow struck by him in a friendly sparring bout with President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 had caused blindness in one of his opponent's eyes. Distressed at the news, he said, in part: "But could you ask for any better proof of the man's sportsmanship than the fact that he never told me what I had done to him, never told anybody else that I know of - at least, it never got around to me till I saw in the papers the other day that he had said that he lost the sight of his eye while boxing with a captain of artillery who was his aide. He didn't name anybody then, but I knew that he must have meant me, for I happen to have been the only boxing aide he had who was in the artillery." Signed 1916 bank check. Clear signature........75-100

 

90. [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

 

Close To Queen Victoria

91. [ENGALND] Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, GCVO, KCB, PC, DL (1852-1930) historian and Liberal politician in the United Kingdom. In 1901, Lord Esher was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Berkshire and became Deputy Constable and Lieutenant-Governor of Windsor Castle, and remained close to the royal family until his death. During this period, he helped edit Queen Victoria's papers, publishing a work called Correspondence of Queen Victoria (1907). Behind the scenes, he influenced many of the pre-World War I reforms carried out by the Liberal governments of Henry Campbell-Bannerman and Herbert Henry Asquith. He was a member of Lord Elgin's South African War Commission, which investigated Britain's near-failure in the Boer War, and chaired the War Office Reconstitution Committee, which recommended radical reform of the British Army. He was offered many public offices, including the Viceroyalty of India and the Secretaryship for War, but declined, accepting instead an appointment to the Privy Council in 1922. In 1928 he became Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, an office he held until his death in 1930. HE SUPERINTENDED QUEEN VICTORIA'S FUNERAL [1901], AND THE CORONATION OF EDWARD VII [1902]. ALS, Hotel Metropole, Brighton, Oct. 1890, 1p, 4.5 x 7 in. To the secretary. "Fine out for me when you can whether the Queen's Bench Masters have any rules drawn up as to the Taxation of costs tho' not published. VG.......75-100

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From Papers of Col. Reginald Hubbell

92. [SMALL ARCHIVE] Includes 2 TLSs to Hubbell from Gen. Richard G. Stilwell (1917-1991) Commander, United States Forces Korea from 1973 to 1976, and Acting Commander of the U.S. Army, Pacific from September to December 1974. During World War II, Stilwell participated in the Normandy invasion , and briefly served under General Patton immediately after the war during the occupation of Europe. From there he was a special military advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Rome before serving in the Central Intelligence Agency. During the Korean War, Stilwell commanded the 15th Infantry Regiment, and was a senior advisor to the I Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Corps. In Vietnam, General Westmoreland appointed Stilwell as his Chief of Staff. These letters [1962 & 63] are 1p and 2-1/2pp. The handwriting on the letters is Hubbell's. The long letter concerns securing a portrait painting of General Worth. Also there is a 1952 TLS by Maj. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis [1897-1964] In 1926, he was ordered to the Philippines , where he served as Adjutant of the 14th Engineers. His strategical studies of the islands over a three-year period developed knowledge he used later when he returned to the Philippines in 1944 as Chief Engineer of General Walter Krueger's Sixth U.S. Army. Also a few other letters of no significants; 3 8x10 group photos & another very damaged photo; and approx. 29 family photos [mostly identified on backs]; one signed Christmas card.............50-75

 

93. [FILM] RANDOLPH SCOTT (1898-1987) American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career. Signed 3x5 card [yellow]. Fine..............30-40

 

94. WOODY ALLEN [b. 1935] American screenwriter, director, actor. Signed 3x5 card, with typed inscription..........20-30

 

95. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. (1838-1909) was a prominent advocate of the single tax, free trade, woman's suffrage, and of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. His father was a prominent American abolitionist. Document Signed, 1883. Stock certificate for the Oregon and Transcontinental Co. [railroad]. Nice vignette showing Indians looking down on a train. Signed by Garrison on the verso. VG..........50-75

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ORIGINAL ETCHING

96. [ART] Henry Farrer (1844-1903) English-born American artist known for his tonalist watercolor landscapes and etchings. He co-founded the American Watercolor Society. During the 1870s, Farrer became a driving force in the Etching Revival in America. He was a founding member of the New York Etching Club in 1877. Offered here is an original etching by Farrer, the title is "December", image 4-1/4 x 6-3/4 " plus margins. UNSIGNED. Old damp staining at outer margin - not close to image. ........100-150

 

ORIGINAL ETCHING

97. [ART] Samuel Colman (1832-1920) American painter, etcher, probably best remembered for his paintings of the Hudson River. Born in Portland, Maine , Colman moved to New York City with his family as a child. His father opened a bookstore, attracting a literate clientele that may have influenced Colman's artistic development. He is believed to have studied briefly under the Hudson River school painter Asher Durand, and he exhibited his first work at the National Academy of Design in 1850. By 1854 he had opened his own New York City studio. The following year he was elected an associate member of the National Academy, with full membership bestowed in 1862. In 1866, Colman was one of the founders of the American Watercolor Society, and he became its first president from 1867 to 1871. Colman also became skilled at the medium of etching. He was an early member of the New York Etching Club. Offered here is an original etching, title is "DURHAM, ENGLAND", signed in the plate with his monogram, image 4-1/2 x 7-3/4" plus clean margins. VG..........100-150

 

DADA/CONCEPTUAL ART BOX #2

Contains 11 Objects

98. Art Box #2, produced at ECBART, 2004. Contains 11 objects: original drawings, photo-lithographs, autographs & ephemera. Contents: € H.C. Westermann [1922-1981] photo-lithographed drawing sent to the artist Bill Copley. From SMS published 1968 € Bruce Conner [1933-] American painter, collagist, and draughtsman. Legal Tender. A photo-lithographed 'dollar bill' printed recto and verso with Conner's intricate abstract pattern drawings of the time on each side. From SMS published 1968 € Merv Slotnick [1941-] American conceptualist & abstract artist. Sketchbook containing 20 original signed drawings € Walt Kuhn [1877-1949] American painter. Autograph Letter Signed "W", 1943, written on postcard addressed to his wife, Vera. € Invitation to Walt Kuhn Exhibition, 1987, at the Whitney Museum of American Art € 1948 Walt Kuhn Exhibition brochure, Durand-Ruel Gallery, NYC € Tom Wesselman autograph € Invitation from Elizabeth Taylor [actress] to attend Roddy McDowall Party for his photographic book DOUBLE EXPOSURE € Ralph Bakshi original drawing € 1965 Chess Magazine once owned by chess player Bobby Fischer [part of his own personal library] € Richard Hamilton (1922-) British Pop Artist. A Postal Card For Mother. A sepia picture postcard depicting a crowded British beach, the middle of which opens out to reveal eight accordion- folded black and white photographs of the same scene as it gets progressively blown up from a long shot to a close-up blur of a beach ball. From SMS published 1968 € All items contained in distressed looking hand-painted box by Slotnick. The box was made to purposely look distressed. This is the second in series of Art Boxes which will contain related, as well as unrelated objects and original art............750-1000

Westermann

Hamilton

Slotnick, Conner and Wesselmann

Liz Taylor and Bakshi

Walt Kuhn

Chess [Bobby Fischer] & Kuhn

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Extraordinary Letter About Hans Hofmann

99. [ART] Nell Blaine (1922-1996) American artist. She studied at the Richmond School of Art and then moved to New York City in 1942, to study painting with Hans Hofmann. In 1943, she was the youngest member of the American Abstract Artists group. In 1945, she studied with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. She showed at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery starting in 1953. She contracted polio in 1959 on Mykonos Island. She used a wheelchair the rest of her life, but rehabilitated the use of her hands to paint. Her papers are held at Harvard University. Her work is in the collections of: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, National Academy of Design, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Rose Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Lengthy 3-page TLS, 1972 with with handwritten notes on the margins. Content is all about the famous artist/teacher Hans Hofmann. Rare...........150-200

 

100. [MUSIC] Juan José Castro (1895-1968) Argentine composer and conductor. Castro's international career began in the 1940s. In 1947 he conducted the Havana Philharmonic, and the Sodre Orchestra in Uruguay in 1949. In 1952-53 he was the conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (then known as the Victorian Symphony Orchestra) in Australia. He returned to the Americas and conducted the National Symphony in Buenos Aires from 1956-1960. From 1960 to 1964, he was director of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. RARE Signed Russian Concert Program, 1952, approx. 5.5 x 8". VG..........40-60

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101. [MUSIC] Sheet signed by - Seiji Ozawa (b. 1935) Japanese conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of largescale late Romantic works. He is most known for his work as music director of the Boston Svmphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera. Rudolf Serkin (1903-1991) Bohemianbom pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century. Mac Morgan (1917- 2007) American bass-baritone. Michael Best is an operatic tenor and voice teacher. A native of Nonh Carolina, he was a solo artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, singing 297 perfommances in 17 seasons. A 5x8 page, removed from an autograph collectors album circa 1980s. The page has been signed by classical musicians Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin, Mac Morgan, Michael Best and one unidentified musician who also added music (AMQS). The reverse side has been signed by former NBA player Darrell Griffith. Approx. 5-1/4 x 8"............50-75

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102. [MUSIC] Sheet signed by - Seiji Ozawa (b. l 935) Japanese conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of largescale late Romantic works. He is most known for his work as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera. Harvey Pittel (b. 1943) American saxophonist. A 5x8 page has been signed by both classical musicians. Pittel has added an AMQS labeled 'Sax Concerto'. The reverse side has been signed by six unidentified sports stars. Dated 1981. Approx. 5-1/4 x 8"............50-75

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103. [POLITICS] 1966 FDC signed by 16 members of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee 1960's: O'Hara (ILL), Farbstien (NY), Bolton (OH), Gross (IA), Beckworth (TX), Hays (OH), Fascell (FL), Adair (IN), Kelly (NY), Selden (AL), Fountain (NC), McDowell (DE), Diggs (Ml), Morgan (PA), Zablocki (WI), Burleson (TX) (which is smudged). SIGNED FDC honoring Migratory Birds...........50-75

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104. Theodore E. Hook (1788-1841) English man of letters and composer. He is best known for his practical jokes, particularly the Berners Street Hoax in 1809. At the age of sixteen, in conjunction with his father, he scored a dramatic success with The Soldier's Return, a comic opera, and this he followed up with a series of popular ventures with John Liston and Charles Mathews, including Teleki. Hook then became a playboy and practical joker, best known for the Berners Street Hoax in 1809, in which he arranged for dozens of tradesmen, and notables such as the Lord Mayor of London, the Governor of the Bank of England, the Chairman of the East India Company, and the Duke of Gloucester to visit Mrs Tottenham at 54 Berners Street, to win a bet that he could transform any house in London into the most talked-about address within a week. ALS, nd, 1p......100-150

 

105. [FILM] Mercedes McCambridge (1916-2004) Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning American actress. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress." Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph in later life. VG........60-80

 

106. [THEATRE] Ruth Draper (1884-1956) American actress, dramatist and noted diseusewho specialized in character-driven monologues. Draper's inspiration to become an actress came from pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a friend of her family. She made her Broadway debut in the 1916 play A Lady's Name by Cyril Harcourt, and by 1921 was becoming well known as monologist, or more specifically diseuse, appearing in monodramas. With a chair, shawl and occasional table as her only props, Draper entertained audiences in a half dozen languages worldwide for nearly forty years. Such theatre legends as George Bernard Shaw, Thornton Wilder, John Gielgud, Katharine Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, Laurence Olivier, and Uta Hagen were among those dazzled by Draper's artistry and talent, as were Henry James, Henry Adams, and Edith Wharton. ALS, 2pp, with envelope postmarked 1936. To James Webb Jr. (1916-2000) Vanderbuilt heir, while he was attending Yale University. Watson became a film editor. Fine..........80-120

 

Once Owned By Mikhail Baryshnikov

107. [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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108. [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

 

109. [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

110. [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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111. 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

 

112. 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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113. [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

114. [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

 

115. [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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116. [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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117. 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

 

118. [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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119. (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

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Original Portrait

120. [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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121. No Lot - sold in previous auction and re-listed by mistake.

 

122. [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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123. [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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124. [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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125. [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

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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

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

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127. [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

 

Drawing By Albert Sterner

128. [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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129. [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

 

130. [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

 

131. 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

 

132. [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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133. 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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134. [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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135. [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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136. [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

 

137. [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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138. George Opdyke (1805-1880) was an entrepreneur and the Mayor of New York (1862 to 1863) during the American Civil War. Signed bank check 1863, as Mayor. VG...........40-60

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

 

141. [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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142. [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

 

143. [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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144. 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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145. [TV] Art Carney [1918-2003] Academy Academy Award winning American actor in film, stage, television and radio. Carney portrayed the upstairs neighbor and sewer worker Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the The Honeymooners situation comedy. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo in that role. VG...........50-75

 

146. [BASKETBALL] Tom Heinsohn [b. 1934] former Boston Celtic player and coach; member Hall of Fame. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo as Celtic coach.............25-35

 

147. [FILM] BUCK JONES (1891-1942) American motion picture star of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, best known for his work starring in many popular western movies. In his early film appearances, he was billed as Charles Jones. Jones had more than 160 film credits to his name, in a career that began in 1918. By the 1920s, Jones joined Hoot Gibson, Tom Mix, and Ken Maynard as the top cowboy actors of the day. Buck Jones was one of the 492 victims of the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts , dying two days after the November 28 blaze. For years, legend held that Jones' fatal injuries were the result of his going back into the burning building to save victims, but it is now known that he was trapped in the fire. Offered here is a SIGNED PICTURE in "The Stranger From Arizona." 5x7. Nice ink signature. VG...........200-250

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148. [FILM] Richard Todd [1919-2009] Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier. Clip signature, approx. 4 x 1.5"..........25-35

 

149. [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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150. [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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151. [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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152. 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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153. 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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154. GALLUP, GEORGE, Jr., chairman and son of the founder of "The Gallup Poll". LS, dated Dec. 23, 1975, enclosing "a copy of my recent talk and a copy our 1975 religion index. I hope these are helpful to you." Comes with 8 x 11 magazine photo...........25-35

 

155. MALLERY, GARRICK (1831-1894), American ethnologist and Civil War officer. Twice severely wounded, he spent time in Libby prison. Made Brigadier General during Reconstruction period. Important writer on American Indian customs and culture. Letter dated Dec. 5, 1879 on letterhead of Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology to Hon. Horatio King, responding to King's invitation. In part: "Mrs. Mallery is quite ill this morning and will not be able to leave her room, but if I am spared from duty as nurse I will take pleasure in availing myself of your kind invitation. King had served as Postmaster General in President Buchanan's administration.........40-60

 

156. KILPATRICK, JAMES J. (1920-2010), conservative columnist and TV commentator and debater. A correspondent had sent Kilpatrick a copy of a court decision in which the judge (Judge Cristol) wrote his decision in the form of poetry. In this LS, dated 8 September 1986, Kilpatrick opines in typically acerbic manner, "I don't know anything of Judge Cristol's prose, but I expect he had better stick to it." With the envelope............40-60

 

157. BERRY, CAMPBELL P. (1834-1901), California Democratic Congressman 1879-83). ALS dated Jan. 16 1882, to Ben Pearly Poore, noted journalist. Berry advises Poore of errors in his biographical sketch in the Congressional Directory and furnishes the correct data concerning his elections...........25-35

 

158. CONGRESSIONAL SIGNATURES PENNED BETWEEN 1849 AND 1851. There are 5 signatures on a sheet, all with their hometowns added. All are Whig Congressmen. They included David Rumsey, Elbridge Gerry Spaulding, and Walter Underhill, (all of New York), Henry D. Moore of Philadelphia, and George Briggs of Massachusetts. Briggs also served as Governor of Mass. Age browning, but the signatures are clear..............35-45

 

159. SEVENTY FIFTH CONGRESS [1937-1939] Signatures of the Majority Membership of the US House of Representatives from Missouri and Illinois. Sheet signed by 9 members: Milton A. Romjue (1874-1968), William Lester Nelson (1874-1946), Richard M. Duncan (1889-1974), C. Jasper Bell (1885-1978), Hugh M. Rigney (1874-1950), Joseph B. Shannon(1867-1943), Reuben T. Wood (1884-1955), Clyde Williams (1873-1954), Clarence A. Cannon (1879- 1964). About 8.5 x 11"............60-80

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160. 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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161. 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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162. 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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163. 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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164. 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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165. [FRANCE] Antoine Pierre Marie François Joseph de Lévis-Mirepoix (1884-1981) French historian, novelist and essayist. He was known as duke of Lévis-Mirepoix (having inherited the dukedom on his father's death on 10 May 1915), also having the titles of fifth duke of San Fernando Luis, grandee of Spain and 4th baron of de Lévis-Mirepoix. He pens about 5 lengthy lines, and signs his personal calling card. To Robert Kemp, the French journalist and literary critic. VG...........40-60

 

166. [FRANCE] Clement Duvernois [1836-1879] noted French journalist. ALS, Paris, 1872, 1p, 5 x 8 in. VG.............50-75

 

167. [FRANCE] Alfred-Auguste Cuvillier-Fleury (1802- 1887) French historian and literary critic. He was elected to the Académie française in 1866. In 1830 he published Documents historiques sur M. le comte Lavalette and edited the Mémoires of Lavalette's daughter (and Cuvillier-Fleury's lover), Joséphine de Lavalette. Although none of the works he published was reissued in his lifetime, his Correspondance avec le duc d'Aumale, as well as his Journal intime, remain important sources on the history of Orléanism. ALS, 1878, 4 FULL PAGES, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. Speaks about Millevoye and Ingres. Fine and important.............100-150

 

168. [MAINE] Robert N. Haskell (1903-1987) Maine state senator and the 65th Governor of Maine for five days in 1959. Nice TLS, 1982, 1p, explaining circumstances for him becoming governor. VG.............40-60

 

169. [MAINE] HORACE A. HILDRETH (1902-1988) 59th Governor of Maine. TLS, 1982, 1p. VG.......40-60

 

170. Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951) American is an American fashion designer and founder of the premium lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Signed, insc ribed 8x10 photo. VG.....25-35

 

171. Robert Collyer (1823&endash;1912) English-born American Unitarian clergyman. ALS, 1884, 1p......60-80

 

172. Carl von Weizsacker (1912-2007) German physicist and philosopher . He was the longest-living member of the research team which performed nuclear research in Germany during the Second World War, under Werner Heisenberg 's leadership. There is ongoing debate as to whether he, and the other members of the team, actively and willingly pursued the development of a nuclear bomb for Germany during this time. Signed card. VG........50-75

 

173. [MEDICINE] Bela Schick (1877-1967) Hungarian-born American pediatrician. He is the founder of the Schick test. Signed, inscribed card, 1956. VG..........50-75

 

174. 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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175. 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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176. 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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177. 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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178. [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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179. 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.

180. [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

 

181. [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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182. [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

183. [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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184. [BASEBALL] Ryne Duren (b. 1929]) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was known for his fastball pitching. Signed & inscribed 8x10 colo9r photo as a Yankee. VG............20-30

 

185. [BASEBALL] James Cory Snyder (b.1962) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1986 to 1994. Snyder's best season came in 1987 with the Indians when he hit 33 home runs, and had 82 Runs Batted In. SIGNED & INSCRIBED COLOR 8X10 photo. VG.............20-30

 

186. [GOLF] David Stockton (b. 1941) American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PHOTO. VG...........25-35

 

187. CARLOS P. ROMULO (1899-1985), Philippine diplomat, journalist, and educator. A leader of the Philippines during World War II, Romulo served with distinction in the U.S. Army as aide-de-camp to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the commander of U.S. forces in the Far East, and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in 1944. After the war he participated in the founding of the UN, serving as permanent Philippines representative to the UN and as president of the UN General Assembly (1949-50). He was his country's ambassador to the U.S. (1952-53 and 1955-62). TLS, 1949, on UN stationery. RE: autographs.............40-60

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188. [FILM] Samantha Eggar [b. 1939] English actress. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.....25-35

 

189. [THEATRE] Helen Hayes (1900-1993)two-time Academy Award-winning American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theater", and was one of the nine people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. SIGNATURE on album page..........20-30

 

190. [CINEMA] Lina Basquette (1907-1994) was an American actress. Her first appearance was in What Can Love Do. In 1928, she was named one of thirteen WAMPAS Baby Stars. In 1929, Basquette made The Godless Girl with Cecil B. DeMille and The Younger Generation, directed by Frank Capra. In the former she played Judith, leader of a high school atheist society. Her character forces members to renounce The Bible while placing a hand on the head of a live monkey. In the climactic scene, Director DeMille insisted on realism in filming a last shot of the reformatory going up in flames and Basquette's eyebrows and eyelashes were singed. Her eyelashes grew back but her eyebrows did not. In 1923, Ziegfeld Follies producers officially dubbed her "America's Prima Ballerina." BRIEF ALS, 1992, MENTIONING HER BOOK "LINA - DEMILLE'S GODLESS GIRL." VG............30-40

 

191. 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 Reserved at $60

 

192. 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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193. [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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194. 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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Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

195. [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

 

196. [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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196A. [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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197. [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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198. 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

 

199. 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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During Reign of Louis XIII

200. [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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201. [ART] GEORGE SEGAL, George (1924- 2000). Important American sculptor, known for his life-size white plaster casts of human figures. Signed color postcard picturing one of his sculptures.................35-45

 

202. [BOXING] Gene Fullmer [b.1931] former American middleweight boxer and world champion. Signed collector's card, 3.5 x 2.5".........20-30

 

203. [FILM] Fritz Feld (1900-1993) film character actor actor who appeared in over 140 films, both silent and sound. His trademark was to slap his mouth with the palm of his hand to create a "pop!" sound. TLS, 1966, 1p, mentioning several films. VG.............40-60

 

204. Edith Fellows [b.1923] Am. actress. ISP, 1991, 8x10..............20-30

 

205. [ENGLAND] Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ALS, July 10, 1834, written on both sides. "My dear Sir, Your Countryman & colleague Mr. Hughes has been good enough to promise to dine with me on Saturday next would you excuse a short notice, and give me the Pleasure of your Company also on that day" Yrs. Sincerely, Palmerston." VG. 4.5 x 7 in.......100-150

 

206. [FILM] Deanna Durbin (b. 1921) Canadian-born, Southern California-raised retired singer and actress, who appeared in a number of musical films in 1930s and 1940s. Brief TLS. VG.........25-35

 

207. Daniel Schorr (1916-2010) American journalist who covered world news for more than 60 years. He was most recently a Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio (NPR). Schorr won three Emmy Awards for his television journalism. ANS, written on his CNN memorandum page PLUS signed & inscribed 3x4 photo, dated 5/16/82. Both VG......30-40

 

208. Russell Long [1918-2003] LA. Senator. SP, 8x10. VG......25-35

 

209. Thomas Jefferson Coolidge (1831-1920) Great grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. American businessman, diplomat, philanthropist. He was President of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; appointed of Minister to France 1888; he gave to Harvard College the Jefferson Physical Laboratory. The story of his life is a story of practically uninterrupted success. Signed bank check, National Webster Bank, 1871. Excellent example...........50-75

 

210. [JFK] Pierre Salinger [1925-2004] TLS, May 23, 1962, on White House stationery, signed as Press Secretary to President John F. Kennedy. Brief thank you for views expressed...........40-60

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211. [MAINE] Jim Longley (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. Signed Inaugural Address booklet, Jan. 2, 1975, along with unsigned Governor of Maine coaster. VG............40-60

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212. [FILM] Sidney Blackmer [1895-1973] American actor. He was a major character actor in more than 120 films. He won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Actor (Drama) for his role in the Broadway play, Come Back, Little Sheba. In film, Blackmer is remembered for his more than a dozen portrayals of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and for his role in the Academy Award-winning 1968 Roman Polanski film about urban New York witches, Rosemary's Baby, in which he played an over-solicitous neighbor. Brief ALS written on bottom of a fan's form letter, no date........40-60

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213. [FILM] Janet Leigh (1927- 2004) American actress. Her most famous role was in Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho, for which she received a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award. SIGNED & INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO. VG............25-35

 

214. [FILM] Roland Young (1887-1953) English actor who was a character actor in many American films of note. Signed original drawing of a flying pig, approx. 5 x 6". VG. ........50-75

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215. [FILM] Whoopi Goldberg (b. 1955) American comedienne, actress. Signed 8x10 digital print of photograph from "The Color Purple." VG. ............25-35

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216. [FILM] Eddie Albert (1906-2005) American actor. Signed 8x10 photo. VG.......25-35

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217. [FILM] Cesar Romero (1907-1994) American actor. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG......40-60

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218. [FILM] Dorothy Malone (b. 1925) Academy Award-winning actress American. DOCUMENT SIGNED, a contract dated April 23, 1979, 4pp., a one year contract with Contemporary-Korman Ltd. Also signed by Tom Korman of the famous agency. Signed on last page. VG...........75-100

 

219. [ENGLAND] John Charles Villiers, 3rd Earl of Clarendon PC (1757-1838), styled The Honourable until 1824, was a British peer and Member of Parliament. He was elected to Parliament for the rotten borough of Old Sarum in 1784, a seat he held until 1790, and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1787. He later represented Dartmouth from 1790 to 1802, Tain Burghs from 1802 to 1805 and Queenborough from 1807 to 1812 and again from 1822 to 1824. He was ambassador to Portugal from 1808 to 1810. In 1824 he succeeded his elder brother in the earldom of Clarendon and entered the House of Lords. ALS, 1836, 1p, 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in...............40-60

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220. [COMEDY] Allen & Rossi was a comedy team composed of Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, active from 1957 until 1969. They appeared on over 700 television shows including 44 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, including three of the four Ed Sullivan episodes on which The Beatles appeared. The team also appeared in a spy spoof film The Last of the Secret Agents (1966). OFFERED HERE ARE 2 SEPARATE SIGNED CONTRACTS, 1965, to appear on the Hy Gardiner Show. One signed by Rossi and the other signed by Allen. Each 1p.............60-80

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221. [BASKETBALL] Bob Cousy (b. 1928) Boston Celtic star and member of the Hall of Fame. Signed, inscribed 9x11 portrait print removed from book. Thin sratch in background that doesn't detract...........25-35

 

222. [TV] Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991) Canadian actress known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions. She was twice married to actor George C. Scott. SIGNED 1961 contract to act in The Play of The Week: "No Exit." She was paid $650. 4 pages; signed on pg. 1 and pg. 4. Unique.......50-75

 

223. [FILM] John Carroll [1906-1979] American actor. SIGNED, inscribed printed portrait picture, 5 x 7. VG......25-35

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During Reign of Charles IX

224. [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

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

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

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Important French Sculptor

227. [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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228. [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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Rare American 1795 Imprint

229. [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

 

House of Faletans

230. [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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231. [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

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During Reign of Louis XIV

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

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

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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

234. [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

235. [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

 

236. [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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During Reign of Louis XIII

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

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238. [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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239. 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

 

240. [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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241. [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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During the Reign of Louis XIII

242. [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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243. [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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During Reign of Louis XIV

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

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

 

246. [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

247. [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

248. [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 TERROR

249. [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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250. [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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251. [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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252. [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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253. 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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254. St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 - six stereoptican cards issued in 1904 by T. W. Ingersoll. VG.........50-75

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255. 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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256. 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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257. [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

258. [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

 

259. [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

 

 

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

260. [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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261. [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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262. [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

 

263. [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

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264. 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

 

OPERA STAR

265. [MUSIC] Ferruccio Tagliavini (1913-1995) Italian operatic tenor mainly active in the 1940s and 1950s. Tagliavini was hailed as the heir apparent to Tito Schipa and Beniamino Gigli in the lyric-opera repertory due to the exceptional beauty of his voice, but he did not sustain his great early promise across the full span of his career. Brief ALS, no year, 1p, 5.5 x 8.5. Nice example...........50-75

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266. [MUSIC] Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (b. 1941) and Dash Crofts (b.1940). The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best-known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl". Both have signed & inscribed the same slip of paper, 4 x 7-3/4 in. VG..........25-35

 

267. [FRANCE] Jean Henri Dupin [1787-1887] Fr. dramatist, author. He often collaborated with Eugene Scribe. ALS, 1838, 1p............50-75

 

268. [MUSIC] Sir George Henschel (I1850-1934) English baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer. Fine signature, dated Jan. 1930. Approx. 3.5 x 2.5 in..........40-60

 

During Reign of Louis XV

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

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

 

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

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272. [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

 

273. [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

 

274. [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

 

275. [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

 

280. [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

 

281. [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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282. [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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283. [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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284. [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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During Reign of Charles IX

285. [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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"Iron Man of Radio"

286. 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

287. 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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288. 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

 

289. 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

 

290. 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. Signed, inscribed 4 x 6 photo. VG.......50-75

 

291. [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

 

292. [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

 

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

 

ORIGINAL ETCHING

294. [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

 

295. 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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296. 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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During Reign of Henry IV

297. [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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Pallbearer For Nathaniel Hawthorne

298. Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886] American essayist and critic. He was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1819. For a time, he was the main literary critic for Philadelphia-based Graham's Magazine. Later, in 1848, he became the Boston correspondent to the Literary World under Evert Augustus Duyckinck and George Long Duyckinck. Historian Perry Miller called Whipple "Boston's most popular critic". Whipple was a close friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne. After Hawthorne's death in 1864, Whipple served as a pallbearer for his funeral alongside Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Whipple's close relationship with other Boston-area authors occasionally tinted his reviews. Edward Emerson later noted, "No other member of the Saturday Club has ever been more loyally felicitous in characterizing the literary work of his associates." Clip Signature...........25-35

 

299. Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) American writer of poetry and stories. Fine SIGNATURE.....25-35

 

300. [MUSIC] OSCAR STRAUS [1870-1954]. French composer, b. Vienna. SIGNATURE on 3x5 card. He adds Hollyw. 1930. Very very light edge toning o/w VG.......50-75

 

301. Rufus Choate (1799-1859) American lawyer and orator. He was a US congressman from Mass. Clip Signature............25-35

 

302. Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, he was a conservationist and author of children's stories . Thornton Waldo Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. Signed 3x5 card to which a US posrage stamp has been affixed. Signature partly over the stamp. VG..........30-40

 

The Adolf Beck Case

303. 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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304. [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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Founder & 1st President of Wells Fargo

305. Edwin Barber Morgan (1806 - 1881) entrepreneur and politician from the Finger Lakes region of western New York. He was the first president of Wells Fargo & Company, founder of the United States Express Company, and director of American Express Company. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from New York and served for three terms. Clip Signature as member of congress. Mounted. Stained...........35-45

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Founded the first school for pilots in the world

306. [SCIENCE] René Quinton (1866-1925), also named French Darwin, was a naturalist, physiologist and biologist. At the end of the 19th century, Quinton worked with Étienne-Jules Marey, Member of academy of medicine and president of the academy of sciences. In 1896, he formulated the theory of constance that made him called the French Darwin. Quinton worked as assistant at the Laboratoire de Pathologie Physiologique in the Collège de France. He studied temperatures and salt concentration between species. He observed that ocean water is quite similar to human blood and made it drinkable and injectable. Successful experiments on animals and humans made Quinton plasma registered as medicine in many countries. His work was also significant in the development of aviation. Quinton co-founded the Aero-club de France. In 1908, he also founded the first school for pilots in the world named Ligue Nationale Aérienne. Quinton worked with Paul Doumer, André Michelin et Paul Painlevé. TLS, 1907, 1p, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Signed Quinton. VG.......100-150

 

307. [BALLET] Ruth Page (1899-1991) American ballerina and choreographer, considered a pioneer in creating works on American themes. To the classical ballet vocabulary she added movements from sports, popular dance and everyday gestures. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.........50-75

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308. [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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309. [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

 

310. [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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311. [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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Portrait of Lebrun

 

312. [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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313. 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

 

314. [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

 

315. William Winter (1836-1917) American dramatic critic and author. William Winter wore many literary hats during his long, illustrious career. He is known for his stunningly beautiful Romantic-style poetry, but as well as his long career as both an editor and writer for some of New York City's great papers. ALS, 1916, 1p, 8.5 x 11". VG............50-75

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316. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) African-American poet. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Signed typed poem titled "Martin Luther King Jr.", 3-5/8 x 6-1/2. VG.......50-75

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317. Edward S. Martin (1856-1939) American writer, humorist, editor. A founder of The Harvard Lampoon and co-founder and first editor of the original "LIFE" magazine. ALS, 1900, 2pp. VG..........50-75

 

318. [MUSIC] Giovanni Martinelli (1885-1969) celebrated Italian operatic tenor. Signed, inscribed card, with sentiment. Approx. 3.5 x 2.5". VG..........25-35

 

319. [SIGNED BOOK] Albert L. Murray (b. 1916 in Nokomis, Mobile County, Alabama) is an African-American literary and jazz critic, novelist and biographer. SIGNED, inscribed copy of his book "From the Briarpatch File", dated 2002, 195 pages, with very good dust jacket. First edition. Murray and the American painter Romare Bearden were close friends and influenced each other's art. Bearden's 1971 six-panel, 18-foot collage "The Block" was inspired by the view from Murray's Harlem apartment.........40-60

 

320. [FRANCE] Maurice Lévy (1838-1910) French engineer and member of the Institut de France. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870&endash;1871), he was entrusted by the Government of National Defense with the control of part of the artillery. During the next decade he held several educational positions, becoming professor at the École Centrale in 1875, member of the commission of the geodetic survey of France in 1879, and professor at the Collège de France in 1885. In 1888 Lévy inaugurated a system of boat-traction by means of overhead cables. A trial system was installed between Joinville-le-Pont and Saint-Maurice ; it consisted of an endless cable which was kept in motion by powerful steam-engines and to which boats were attached and thus kept at a speed of four kilometers an hour. The system proved unsatisfactory, however. ALS, 1909, 1p. About writing a preface for Marchis's book on aviation. VG..........50-75

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Portrait of Levy

 

321. [ART] Frederick George Richard Roth [1872-1944] American sculptor and animalier, well known for portraying living animals. The statue of the sled dog Balto in New York City's Central Park is perhaps his most famous piece. Two sketches by Roth on a manuscript page signed by him and his wife. Our quess is, and this is merely a guess, that she wrote the page and he added the sketches and his signature. Dated 1914. Paper size 7 x 9.5. VG.........100-150

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322. [FRANCE] Jules Lemaitre (1853-1914] French dramatist and critic. Brief ALS on black-bordered 4.5 x 3.5 card. Black-bordered envelope inclided postmarked 1912. VG...........50-75

 

323. [CARDINAL] Georges-François-Xavier-Marie Grente (1872-1959) French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Le Mans from 1918 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. ALS, Eveche Du Mans, 16 October [19]22, with last 4 lines and signature on verso. Very Fine condition.........50-75

 

324. [FRANCE] Emile Deschamps (1791&endash;1871) French poet. He was one of the chiefs of the Romantic school. To further the cause of romanticism he founded with Victor Hugo La Muse Française (1824), a journal to which he contributed verses and stories signed "Le Jeune Moraliste." Four years afterward he collected and published Etudes française et étrangères (1828), consisting of poems and translations. He published La paix conquise (1812), an ode which won the praise of Napoleon; Contes physiologiques (1854); and Réalités fantastiques (1854). His ‘uvres Complètes were published in six volumes (1872-74). He wrote the text for the oratorio Romeo and Juliet composed by Hector Berlioz in 1839. He also collaborated with Giacomo Meyerbeer and Eugene Scribe on the libretti of Les Huguenots (1836) and Le prophète (1849). ALS, dated but can't make it out, 1p, plus postmarked address leaf. VG..............75-100

 

French government's official painter

325. Alfred Philippe Roll (1846-1919) French painter. Roll studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he was taught by the likes of Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henri-Joseph Harpignies, Charles-François Daubigny and Léon Bonnat. He painted his first landscape in 1869, and in 1870 exhibited "Environs of Baccarat" and "Evening" at Salon-de-Provence. During the Franco-Prussian war, he was a lieutenant of militia. His 1875 painting of "The Flood at Toulouse" attracted huge attention, and it is now in the Havre Museum. All of his early work was romantic style, but was influenced by other styles including Bolognese and Gustave Courbet. In 1877 he exhibited "Fete of Silenus" at Salon, which is now at the Ghent Museum. It was at this point Roll decided to devote his work to painting everyday life, and his style changed as well to a more realist one. He began to paint portraits, and with his 1880 painting "Miners' Strike ", he became one of France's highest ranked painters of the day; he was extremely successful for the rest of his working life. He became the French government's official painter, and was commissioned to paint numerous art pieces, including those of murals, ceilings, and other building decoration. "President Carnot at Versailles at the Centenary of the Etats Generaux", now at Versailles Palace, and "The Tzar and President Faure laying the Foundation Stone of the Alexandre III. Bridge" are two such paintings, and "The Pleasures of Life" and "The Rosetime of Youth" were both for the Hotel de Ville. Many of his paintings are in public art galleries, including the Hotel de Ville museum, the Cognac Museum, Avignon Museum, Laval Museum, Fontainebleau Palace, Pau Museum, and the Museum of Geneva. In 1905 he became the president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which he co-founded. Brief 1p. ALS, 1898, approx. 4.5 x 7 in. Scarce!...............125-175

 

326. [FRANCE] Félix Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers (1821-1901) French biologist, anatomist and zoologist. In 1871 he was elected to Académie des sciences in the department of anatomy and zoology. Lacaze-Duthiers is remembered for his study of the anatomy and developmental history of mussels, coral, snails, brachiopods and other lower marine animals. In 1858 he discovered three mollusks in the Mediterranean that produced purple-blue dyes. One of the species, named murex trunculus was the source of the distinctive purple-blue dye used by the ancient Phoenicians and Canaanites. He also performed pioneer exploration of marine life of coastal Algeria. He founded two laboratories devoted to marine biology; the biological station at Roscoff in 1876, and the Arago laboratory at Banyuls-sur-Mer in 1882. With his student Pruvot Georges (1852-1924), he founded the journal Archives de zoologie expérimentale et générale (Archives of Experimental and General Zoology). One of his better known written works was an 1863 treatise on the natural history of coral called Histoire naturelle du corail. ALS, 1857, 1p, re: his research. Not translated. VG..........100-150

 

327. [ART] Gaston Lois (1868-1922) French painter. ALS, 1920, written on both sides of 5-1/4 x 3-1/2" card. Talks about death of the painter Delatre and his funeral monument. Not translated. VG.............50-75

 

The Empire Period

328. [ARCHITECTURE] Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) neoclassical French architect, interior decorator and designer, who worked in such close partnership with Charles Percier, originally his friend from student days. Starting from 1794, it is fruitless to disentangle artistic responsibilities in their work. Together, Percier and Fontaine were inventors and major proponents of the rich and grand, consciously archaeological versions of neoclassicism we recognize as Directoire style and Empire style. The Empire period was popularized by the inventive designs of Percier and Fontaine, Napoleon's architects for Malmaison. ALS, no date, 1p, 4to. Re: visit coastal quarries. VG.............100-150

 

329. Phillippe Edouard de Verneuil (1805-1873) French paleontologist. He was born in Paris and educated in law, but being of independent means he was free to follow his own inclinations, and having attended lectures on geology by Jean-Baptiste Elie de Beaumont he was so attracted to the subject that he devoted himself assiduously to the study of science. He spent several years in travel through various parts of Europe, specially examining the geology of the Crimea, on which he published an essay (Mem. Soc. Geol. France, 1837). He next investigated the Devonian rocks and fossils of the Bas-Boulonnais; and in 1839 accompanied Sedgwick and Murchison in a study of the older Palaeozoic rocks of the Rhenish provinces and Belgium, the palaeontological results being communicated to the Geological Society of London in conjunction with the Vicomte d'Archiac. When Murchison commenced his geological examination of the Russian empire, he requested de Verneuil to accompany him, and the researches of the latter were incorporated in the second volume of The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains (1845). Subsequently de Verneuil paid a visit to the United States to study the history of the palaeozoic rocks in that country, and the results were published in 1847 (Bull. Soc. Geol. France). In later years he made numerous expeditions into Spain, and his observations were embodied in Carte geologique de l'Espagne et du Portugal (1864), prepared in association with Edouard Collomb. In 1853 the Wollaston medal of the Geological Society of London was awarded to him, and in 1860 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Society. He died in Paris. ALS, 186?, 3pp, 5-1/4 x 8 in. VG. Curious letter; speaks about L'ile Bourbon. Not translated..............100-150

 

First French female to get a degree of doctor of medicine

330. [MEDICINE] Madeleine Brès (1842-1921) the first French female to get a degree of doctor of medicine. At age 8 she began following her father to work at the hospital in Nimes. A nun took affection and showing her a few minor procedures, such as preparing tea and poultice. As was customary at the time, she married very young, fifteen years and takes the name of Brès. In 1866, she appeared before the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, Charles Adolphe Würtz and requested permission to enroll in medicine. This he said he would do, but she needed a bachelor's degree, which she received three years later. During the war between France and Germany, while a widow and mother of three children, she practices at the Mercy Hospital. On June 3, 1875, then age 33, she obtained her degree of doctor of medicine. During her career, she serves as a professor of health and education including the directors of kindergartens in the city of Paris. She leads the journal Health of Women and Children and is the author of several books on child care. She died Nov. 30, 1921 in Montrouge, in poverty. Brief ALS, nd, 1p. Light staining in one area o/w VG. Not translated.............200-300

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331. [ART] Alfred-Victor Fournier [1872-1924] FRENCH painter of Breton scenes, was born in Paris in 1872, and as a young man studied under the traditionally academic figure painter, Albert Maignan. He became a Member of the Socitaire des Artistes Franais in 1901, exhibiting at their annual Salon and receiving an honourable mention in 1902 and a medal in 1906. Like many Parisian artists of his generation, Fournier was drawn to the clear bright light and clement weather of Brittany. Here, in the fishing villages of Pont-Aven, Quimperl and Concarneau, the inhabitants became used to posing as models for the artists who congregated there and they still habitually wore their traditional costumes - indeed, there were at the time over 250 versions of the distinctive black and white head-dresses seen in some of Fournier's paintings. Artists of many nationalities converged on the area, the British artists including Stanhope Forbes who found in Newlyn an English equivalent of Brittany. But Fournier seems to have remained in Concarneau for virtually the rest of his life, painting scenes of the sunlit harbour and thriving markets. ALS, 1903, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated but identified as "to an art collector." The ink blot of page one is from his pen. VG...........60-80

 

332. [FRANCE] Emmanuel Roblès (1914-1995) Algerian-French author. He was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt in 1973. SIGNED/INSCRIBED [on the back] 5x7 photograph which he dates [19]91. Fine...............35-45

 

333. [FRANCE] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Gabriel Monod, with his cousins Alfred and Sarah Monod, organized an ambulance with which he followed the whole campaign, from Sedan to Le Mans. He wrote a small book of memoirs of this campaign, Allemands et Français (1871), in which he spoke of the conquerors without bitterness; this attitude was all the more praiseworthy as his mother was originally from Alsace, and he was unable to resign himself to the loss of Alsace and Lorraine. ALS, Paris, 1904, written on both sides, 5x8". VG.............60-80

Portrait of Monod

 

334. [MUSIC] Claude-Marie-Mécène Marié de l'Isle [1811-1882] French musician and opera singer. Later in life he became a voice teacher. His pupils included his three daughters, notably Célestine Galli-Marié, who created the title role in the premiere of Bizet's Carmen. ALS, no date, 1p. Accompanied by a small mounted photograph of Galli-Marie, his famous daughter. Two pieces, both very good condition..........75-100

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TWO LETTERS BY BERTRAND

335. [FRANCE] Marcel Alexandre Bertrand (1847-1907) French geologist who was born in Paris. Beginning in 1877 he performed geological mapping studies of Provence, Jura Mountains and the Alps. In 1886 he became an instructor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, and in 1896 was appointed a member of the Académie des sciences. Bertrand was a founder of modern tectonics. He is remembered for the orogenic "wave theory" of mountain-building and his introduction of the nappe hypothesis (nappe de charriage). His wave theory described a build-up of massive folds of earth taking place over successive geological eras, called the Caledonian, Hercynian and Alpine periods of orogeny. Later he added a fourth event called the Huronian orogeny, which took place in Precambrian time. OFFERED HERE are two ALSs, one dated 1896, 1p. and 2pp. Both VG. Not translated..........100-150

 

336. [FRANCE] Louis-Adrien Lusson (1790 - 1864) French architect. His projects in Paris include the churches of Saint Eugene at 6 rue Sainte-Cécile, 9th arrondissement (1855), and Saint-François Xavier des Missions étrangères (1861-63). ALS, 1839, 1p, 4-1/4 x 6-3/4". Speaks about his "Gothic specimen". VG...........60-80

 

337. ELECTION DE TONNERRE - Document dated 1775 [during reign of Louis XVI], signed. Approx. 7.5 x 4.5". Excellent condition..........50-75

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338. [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

 

339. [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

 

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

 

341. 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

 

342. [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

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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

343. [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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344. 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

 

346. [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

 

347. [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

 

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

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350. [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

 

351. [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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352. [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

 

353. [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

 

354. (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. Approx. 8 x 5" sheet, unsigned. An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist...........80-120

See sketch

 

355. (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. Approx. 3-1/4 3-7/8" sheet, unsigned. An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist...........80-120

See sketch

 

356. (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 signed by him "By Allie Pope May 1859 " on the verso. Approx. 2-1/2 x 1-3/4". An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist.......100-150

See sketch

 

357. (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 unsigned. Approx. 3-1/4 x 2-1/4". An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist.......80-120

See sketch

 

358. (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 unsigned. Approx. 4 x 5". An opportunity to purchase a minor piece by a major artist.......125-175

See sketch

 

Old Regime (Royal) Decrees Are Rare

359. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 28 July 1791, 2-pages, signed inprint Duport for the King, 6-1/2 x 8-1/2". Concerns Principaute de Sedan. Very fresh condition..........80-120

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360. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 29 November 1792, 2-pages, signed inprint by Garat & Monge, 7 x 9-1/2". Two months after abolition of Royalty. Concerns factories, Very fresh condition..........80-120

See front

 

361. Hermann Hagedorn [1882-1964] American author, poet and biographer. From 1909 to 1911, he was an instructor in English at Harvard. During the pre-convention campaign of 1916 he met Theodore Roosevelt, whose personality captivated him; the resulting friendship shaped the course of his career. The former president cooperated with him in the writing of The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt , published in 1918. After Roosevelt's death the following year, Hermann Hagedorn became assistant secretary and later executive secretary of the Roosevelt Memorial Association, an affiliation he maintained for the rest of his life. From the association's offices in the Roosevelt birthplace site in New York City, he researched other books on the former president: Roosevelt in the Badlands, Roosevelt, Prophet of Unity, The Bugle that Woke America, and The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill. He also edited several selections of the president's writings, including the twenty-volume Works of Theodore Roosevelt . Leonard Wood, the military surgeon who was a Roosevelt confidant, and Edwin Arlington Robinson, the poet whose popularity Roosevelt encouraged, were subjects of his biographies. He was the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission from 1955 to 1959. Offered here is a printing of Hagedorn's poem "How Can I Serve?", signed in ink. Contained in the original frame, 6-3/4 x 9-1/4". VG............60-80

See poem

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362. [Art] ORIGINAL PORTRAIT ETCHING of ANDREW JACKSON, US President. Original etching pencil signed by the artist, Phillips, image 14-1/2 x 10-1/2" PLUS MARGINS. Image area and margins near image are very good. ANY FAULTS ARE WELL AWAY FROM IMAGE AND TOO MINOR TO MENTION.........150-200

See close-up of Jackson portrait

 

363. [FRANCE] Old French manuscript page, ca. late 18th century [could be earlier], about Henry IV, French King at Folembray Castle in Laon. Very fine...........75-100

See above

 

364. [FRANCE] Marie Anne Éléonore de Bourbon (Marie Anne Éléonore Gabrielle; 1690-1760) was a daughter of Louis de Bourbon. She was the Abbess of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs, an abbey in the Villejuif suburb of Paris. Marie Anne Éléonore was born at the Palace of Versailles to the Duke and Duchess of Bourbon. The eldest child of her parents she was known as Mademoiselle de Bourbon in her youth. In her early years she was close to her mother but was later replaced by her sister Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon. Her father was the grandson of le Grand Condé and her mother, Louise-Françoise de Bourbon was the eldest surviving daughter of Louis XIV of France and his Maîtresse-en-titre, Madame de Montespan. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, she was a princesse du sang ("princess of the blood") and was allowed the style of Serene Highness. On 6 May 1706 at the age of 16, she was made a nun at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud in Anjou. She was later made the Abbess of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs in 1723 and was known as Madame de Bourbon. Saint-Antoine-des-Champs had been an abbey since the 13th century. She outlived all of her siblings apart from her sister Dowager Princess of Conti and grand mother of the future Philippe Égalité. Dying in the Parisian suburb of Villejuif, she was buried at the Abbey of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs. Her sister Henriette Louise de Bourbon was an abbess at Beaumont-lès-Tours and a cousin Louise Adélaïde d'Orléans was the Abbess of Chelles. The Abbey at Saint-Antoine is now the home of the Hôpital Saint-Antoine outside Paris. Offered here is a Manuscript Document Signed by her, 1732, 1p, 8.5 x 6.5". VG............200-300

See document above

Her portrait

 

During The Reign of Terror

365. [FRANCE] Printed DECRET De La Convention Nationale, Feb. 5, 1794, 3-pages, about 7-3/4 x 8-1/2. This is from the period know as The Reign of Terror on the topic of Slavery. On first page it names General Pichegru(e) in Chief of Northern Army. Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761 - 1804) French general and political figure of the French Revolution and Revolutionary Wars. He briefly served in the American Revolutionary War. In December 1793 Hoche was arrested, probably owing to his colleague's denounciations, and Pichegru became commander-in-chief of the army of the Rhine-and-Moselle, then he was summoned to succeed Jourdan in the army of the North in February 1794, subsequently fighting three major campaigns of one year (see: French Revolutionary Wars: Campaigns of 1794). The forces of the Kingdom of Great Britain, the Dutch Republic and Habsburg Austria held a strong position along the Sambre to the North Sea. He planned a coup d'état known as the Coup of 18 Fructidor, but was arrested, and with fourteen others deported to Cayenne, French Guiana, in 1797. He and seven others escaped and fled to Paramaribo. The gouverneur De Friderici allowed them to get on board on a ship to the United States. Then he went to London, serving on General Aleksandr Rimsky-Korsakov's staff in the campaign of 1799. He went to Paris in August 1803 with Georges Cadoudal to head a Royalist uprising against the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte . Betrayed by a friend, he was arrested on 28 February 1804, and was later found strangled in prison, but it could also have been a suicide. The Reign of Terror (September 5, 1793 to July 28, 1794), also known simply as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution." The guillotine (called the "National Razor") became the symbol of the revolutionary cause, strengthened by a string of executions, including King Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette. Other than a damp stain along bottom edge this is in excellent condition. Rare as such!............80-120

First page

Portrait of Gen. Pichegru

 

366. [FRANCE] Circa 1800 document titled "Bailli", 3-1/2-pages, approx. 8x10. Identified as "Very interesting text about being a Bailli in France." A bailli (French pronunciation: [baji], bailiff) was the king's administrative representative during the ancien régime in northern France, where the bailli was responsible for the application of justice and control of the administration and local finances in his baillage. VG..............100-150

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367. [FILM] Sunset Carson (1920-1990) American B-western star of the 1940s. Signed & inscribed card showing as cowboy riding horse. 5-1/4 x 3-1/4". VG........25-35

 

368. [LINCOLN] KENTUCKY PIONEER DOCUMENT, Hardin Co. [Elizabethtown], Ky., 1806, 1p, about 7-1/4 x 7-1/2". AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by BEN HELM (1779-1858). Born in Virginia, his father, Thomas Helm, moved his family to Hardin County, Kentucky in 1780. Young Ben thus became a pioneer and became noted for his success as an Indian fighter. Major Ben Helm was the uncle of John Larue Helm, governor of Kentucky and grandfather of Confederate General Ben Hardin Helm who married Emilie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln. Ben Helm, married Mary Edwards, the daughter of Benjamin Edwards and was a sister of Governor Ninian Edwards. It was the governor's son and namesake who married Elizabeth Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln. Thus there was a connection with Mary Todd Lincoln on both sides of Ben Helm's family. Ben Helm was a prominent citizen of Elizabethtown who served as a merchant and bank president. He was County Surveyor and was a member of the Town Board, Clerk of Hardin County Court and the Circuit Court and a major in the War of 1812. He as County Surveyor and the first to survey Elizabethtown, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Helm built the first brick house in Elizabethtown that became an important social and meeting center of town. On May 28, 1860, Abraham Lincoln referred to Ben Helm in a letter to Samuel Haycraft. Ben Helm also became the owner of the Christopher Bush farm. It was Bush's daughter Sarah that became Abraham Lincoln's step-mother when Abe's mother, Nancy Hanks died of milk disease. To the Sheriff of Breckenridge County [Ky], a summons Very good.........100-150

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369. [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. Original drawing on 5-1/4 x 5" sheet. As this early drawing, dating to 1880s, it is 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 is large stain. Unsigned as all of the drawings were in the sketchbook.........75-100

See drawing

 

Thought he was Werewolf

370. [FRANCE] Henri Jules de Bourbon, Prince of Condé [1643-1709] was prince de Condé, from 1686 to his death. At the end of his life he suffered from clinical lycanthropy and was considered insane. Clinical lycanthropy is defined as a rare psychiatric syndrome that involves a delusion that the affected person can or has transformed into an animal or that he or she is an animal ( wolves ). Henri Jules was born to Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé and his wife in 1643. He was five years younger than King Louis XIV. An only child, he became the sole heir to the enormous Condé fortune and property. His mother was a niece of Cardinal Richelieu. Throughout much of his life, Henri Jules was mentally unstable. It was said that his mental illness was inherited through his mother's family. He was a debauched and brutal man not only "repulsive in appearance", but "cursed with so violent a temper that it was positively dangerous to contradict him". Trained as a soldier, in 1673, he was put in charge of the Rhine front. This high ranking military position was just in name only though, because Henri Jules lacked the military skills of his father. He eventually married Anne Henriette of Bavaria in the chapel of the Palais du Louvre, in Paris, in December 1663. The bride was the daughter of Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, a prince of the Palatine. Her mother was the famous political hostess, Anna Gonzaga . The couple had ten children. The young princess was noted for her pious, generous and charitable nature. Many at court praised her for her very supportive attitude towards her disagreeable husband. MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED, circa 1669, 1p, 8-3/4 x 7". Condition is fine.........200-300

See Bourbon document

Portrait with his father

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371. [FILM] Patrick Swayze [1952-2009] American actor. He was best known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years. Signed color 10 x 8 photo. VG.....75-100

 

372. [SPACE] Gerald "Jerry" Carr (b. 1932) American astronaut. Signed, inscribed color litho. portrait in space suit, Sky Lad III. VG..........35-45

 

373. [BOXING] Carmine Basilio (1927-2012) Welterweight & Middleweight Champion of the World. Signed 8x10 photo. VG.........35-45

 

374. (POLITICS) Group of 4 Free Franked covers and 9 signatures of U.S. Senators and Congressmen: Covers = JAMES BUFFINTON [MA], R.S. BALDWIN [CT], W.W. CAMPBELL, D.B. HENDERSON [IOWA] € Signatures : J.M. TYLER [VT], CHARLES H. JOYCE [VT], HENRY J. RAYMOND [NY], W.W. GROUT [VT], JOHN LIND [MINN], WARREN G. MAGNUSON, DICK SCHWEIKER, DICK CLARK, and ROBERT STRAUSS [diplomat]. 13 pieces.............80-120

 

375. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Alfred Eisenstaedt [1898-1995] German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day. Offered here is a 10 x 8 photograph taken by Eisenstaedt of Henry Kissinger, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kissinger has signed and inscribed the photograph to Richard J. Hall. Blind stamp on verso "LIFE PHOTO BY ALFRED EISENSTAEDT." A pencil notation indicates that the photo was taken & signed around 7/03/69. There is a soft paperclip indent showing when held at an angle. The verso appears clean even though the scan below shows discoloration from photo emulsion. For some reason scanners often show what the eye cannot see.............1000-1500

Front showing Kissinger

Verso

 

376. [FILM] Shelley Winters (1920 - 2006) American actress. Two-time Academy Award winner. SIGNED, INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO. VG...........40-60

 

377. [FILM] Jane Fonda (b. 1937) American Academy Award winning actress. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG...........25-35

See photo above

 

378. [FRANCE] Jean-Barthélémy Hauréau (1812-1896) French historian and writer. Born in Paris, he was educated at the Louis-le-Grand and Bourbon colleges in his native city, and won high honours at his public examination. After graduating he became a journalist, and soon was a contributor to several democratic papers: La Tribune, Le National, Le Droit, and La Revue du Nord; at Le National, he was praised by Théophile Gautier as the "tribune" of romanticism. At the age of twenty he published a series of apologetic studies on the Montagnards &emdash; in later years, regretting his youthful enthusiasm, he attempted to destroy the studies. In 1838 he took the chief editorship of the Courrier de la Sarthe and was appointed librarian of the city of Le Mans , which position he retained until 1845, when he was dismissed on account of comments of his on the daring speech of the Mayor of le Mans to the Duke of Nemours. He returned to Paris and once more became one of the editors of Le National. At this time he seemed destined for a political career, and after the revolution of February 24, 1848 was elected to the National Assembly; but close contact with revolutionary men and ideas cooled his old ardour. Throughout his life he opposed innovation, not only in politics and religion, but also in literature. After the coup d'état he resigned his position as director of the manuscript department of the Bibliothèque Nationale , to which he had been appointed in 1848, and refused to accept an administrative post until after the fall of the empire. Having acted as director of the national printing press from 1870 to 1881, he retired, but in 1893 accepted the post of director of the Fondation Thiers. He was also a member of the council of improvement of the École des Chartes. From the time of his appointment to the Bibliothèque Nationale up to the last days of his life he was engaged in making abstracts of all the medieval Latin writings (many anonymous or of doubtful attribution) relating to philosophy, theology, grammar, Canon law, and poetry, carefully noting on cards the first words of each passage. After his death this index of incipits , arranged alphabetically, was presented to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, and a copy was placed in the manuscript department of the Bibliothèque Nationale. ALS, 188?. written on both sides of 4-1/2 x 7" page. Includes a small ink drawing [man's head on one side and women's on the other side]. We assume the drawing is by Haureau. He speaks about a bust by Power and of Boulanger, Louis Napoleon and politics. Ends with "How humiliating it is to be French." Fine condition...........100-150

Page 1

Page 2 with drawing

 

379. 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

 

380. [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

 

381. 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

 

382. 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

 

383. [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

 

384. 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

 

385. [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

 

386. [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

 

387. [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

 

388. [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

 

389. [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

 

390. [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

 

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

 

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

 

393. 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

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394. [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

395. [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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396. [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

 

397. [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

 

398. 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

399. 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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400. [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

 

401. 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

 

402. [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

 

403. [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

 

404. Helen Astor [1893-1976] American Socialite. In 1913, she married William Vincent Astor. ALS, nd, 3pp. VG...........50-75

 

405. [TV] Buddy Ebsen [1908-2003] American character actor. Signed 8x10 photo. VG.......25-35

 

406. SIMON LAKE (1866-1945) American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed with John Holland to build the first submarines for the United States Navy. SIGNED Document -check dedicated and signed by him 1910. With COA from The Simon Lake Collection..........................75-100

 

407. Cloris Leachman [b.1926] actress. ISP, 8x10. VG.............20-30

 

408. [FRANCE] Jules Cousin [1830-1899] Fr. archaeologist, historian; specialist of Paris and Vietnam. ALS, 1884, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8. VG...........75-100

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409. [CARDINAL] Georges Grente (1872-1959) French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Le Mans from 1918 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. TLS, 1957, 1p, 8-1/4 x 10-1/2". The Cardinal is not happy about the joke made by Robert Kemp, the critic. VG.............60-80

 

410. [THEATRE] Maurice de Faramond [c. 1850-1935] French dramatist. Offered here is a lengthy 6-page manuscript unsigned but written in his hand. Five of the pages are 8x12 with one somewhat smaller in size. VG..........80-120

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411. [FRANCE] Georges Lecomte (1867-1958) French novelist and playwright. In 1924 he was elected to the Académie française, of which he became perpetual secretary in 1946. He was also director of the École Estienne. He died in Paris. ALS, 1943, 2pp, sent to Mrs. George-Day, approx. 4.5 x 7". Fine.........50-75

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412. 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

 

413. 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

 

414. 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

 

415. [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

 

416. [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

 

417. [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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418. 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

 

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

 

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

 

MURDERED JOURNALIST

421. [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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

425. [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

 

426. 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

 

427. 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

 

428. [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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429. [FILM] Kirk Douglas (b. 1916) American actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph from The Final Countdown. VG..........50-75

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430. [FILM] Greer Garson (1904-1996) British-born actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946. As one of MGM's major stars of the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver (1942). ANS, 1972, sends autograph.........40-60

 

431. Lloyd Bridges [1913-1998] American actor. Signed rider to a contract "Where the artist agrees to pay commission to agent...". Not dated, 1p.............40-60

 

Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C

432. Rudulph Evans (1878-1960) American sculptor, born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Virginia. He studied in France at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After returning to the United States in 1900, he maintained a studio in New York City. He moved back to Washington, D.C., in 1949. Evans designed the statue of Thomas Jefferson inside the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Japanese engineer Wado Zato. At the time the memorial was inaugurated, in 1943, due to material shortages during World War II, the statue was of plaster patinated to resemble bronze; the finished bronze, cast by the Roman Bronze Works of New York, was installed in 1949. In 1939, the Memorial Commission hosted a competition to select a sculptor for the planned statue in the center of the Memorial. They received 101 entries and chose six finalists. Of the six, Rudulph Evans was chosen as the main sculptor and Adolph A. Weinman was chosen to sculpt the pediment relief situated above the entrance. Offered here is 1902 bank check signed by Rudulph Evans. Very good example with clear signature........75-100

 

433. Edward Teller (1908-2003) Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist, known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb," even though he did not care for the title. Signed photograph, 5x7. VG.............75-100

 

434. [CINEMA] Gig Young (1913-1978) Academy Award-winning American film and television actor. DS, 1961, Contract to appear in THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE [TV adaptation]. Signed on 1st page...............60-80

 

435. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL ink drawing, signed, titled Bridgewater, 9 x 11.5". VG.........75-100

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436. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (American 1844-1942) Horace 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. He lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Offered here is an unsigned pencil drawing removed from one of his sketchbooks. Paper size 8-1/4 x 5-1/4. Prominent staining...........50-75

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437. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (American 1844-1942) Horace 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. He lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Offered here is an unsigned pencil drawing removed from one of his sketchbooks. Paper size 8-1/4 x 5-1/4. Prominent staining...........50-75

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438. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (American 1844-1942) Horace 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. He lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Offered here is an unsigned pencil drawing removed from one of his sketchbooks. Paper size 8-1/4 x 5-1/4. Prominent staining...........50-75

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Female Nudes

439. [ART] ROY CHARLES FOX (1908-1993) American artist. Member of Print Council of America; Rochester Print Club; Cooperstown Art Association; Elmira Art Club. His work is in the permanent collections of Elmira College, Arnot Art Museum, Florida Southern, etc. He exhibited at Audubon Artists 1942-44; Saranac Lake Art League 1943 & 1944; Northwest Print Makers 1944-48; Wawasee Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Laguna Beach AA 1944 & 45; Oakland Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Phila. Print Club 1956; Phila. Etchers 1962; Albany Print Club 1947; Grand Central Galleries (NY) 1946; Corning Glass Center 1965, etc. Offered here is a wood-engraving, unsigned, c. 1940s, approx. 6 x 4 in. plus margins. Marked "Proof" by Fox. VG condition..........50-75

Fox

 

440. [ART] ROY CHARLES FOX (1908-1993) American artist. Member of Print Council of America; Rochester Print Club; Cooperstown Art Association; Elmira Art Club. His work is in the permanent collections of Elmira College, Arnot Art Museum, Florida Southern, etc. He exhibited at Audubon Artists 1942-44; Saranac Lake Art League 1943 & 1944; Northwest Print Makers 1944-48; Wawasee Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Laguna Beach AA 1944 & 45; Oakland Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Phila. Print Club 1956; Phila. Etchers 1962; Albany Print Club 1947; Grand Central Galleries (NY) 1946; Corning Glass Center 1965, etc. Offered here is a wood-engraving, unsigned, c. 1940s, approx. 4 x 8 in. plus margins. VG condition..........50-75

Fox

 

441. [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

 

442. [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

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443. [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

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444. [FRANCE] Fernand Divoire [1885-1951] French Poet; Dir. of L'Intransigeant. He wrote about Metchnikoff and Isadora Duncan. The Isadorables as named by him in 1909, was a group of six young girls who danced under the instruction of Isadora Duncan. ALS, 193?, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. Sent to the actress Tania Fedor "Sultana of Sultanas." Speaks about his script and Citroen. VG............50-75

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French Bishop & Organist

445. [RELIGION] Pierre Henri Lamazou [1828-1883] French Bishop (of Limoges and Amiens]. As the rector of St, Sulpice in Paris, he was a great supporter of the composer and organiste-titulaire (ie: officially appointed  organist) of St. Sulpice, Alfred Léfebure-Wely, and promoted his music and his style of playing (which was rather lamboyant and showy...many of the time considered him not to be a good "church: organist, but rather a "concert" organist).  He promoted and encouraged the use of the pipe organ in the rites of the Roman Catholic Church.  When they tried to surpress the organ versets for the Te Deum (a big and rather long hymn of Thanksgiving with organ improvisations between choral Gregorian chant verses at the end of festive Roman Catholic services), Lamazou loudly protested and encouraged its continued usage. He wrote a short article/booklet in 1863 on the organ at St. Sulpice and the state of organ construction. In 1868, he wrote a two page article on the newly rebuilt Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre Dame Cathedral (he had served on the commission for its restoration). Offered here is an ALS, Paris [France], 1880, 2-1/4pp, 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 in. Not translated. Fine........75-100

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446. [FRANCE] Pierre-Camillie Le Moine [1723-1780] Archivist and secretary of the Cathedral of Toul [1761-1789]. Superb ALS, 1764, 1p, approx. 6.5 x 8.5 in. Speaks about his dictionary. Scarce!...........100-150

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447. SIR JAMES PAGET [1814-1899] BRIT. PATHOLOGIST. SIGNATURE...........25-35

 

448. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Six charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2.25 x 3 in. Image areas very good. Smudging in margins. Unsigned...............100-150

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449. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Two charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2.5 x 3.5 in. Image areas very good. Smudging in margins. Unsigned...............100-150

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450. [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 3.25 in. Image areas very good. Smudging in margins. Unsigned...............100-150

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451. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Five charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2 x 2.55 in. Some stains. Unsigned............75-100

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452. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. None charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2 x 2.5 in. Some stains. Unsigned............80-120

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453. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Charcoal drawing unsigned, approx. 3 x 3-5/8" in. VG..........100-150

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454. [FRANCE] C. Droguelot - document signed, 1784, 1p., 5-3/4 x 7-1/2". This document concerns Charles-Robert Boutin in some manner. We do know that Boutin was Paymaster of the Navy; General Receiver of Finances of Touraine; King's Commissary of La Compagnie Des Indes. Also, in 1762, Boutin, with Querdisien Tremais, interferred with Canada's Francois Bigot's operations with the Jewish merchant Abraham Gradis, and with Bigot's dishonest fur trade in Canada. François Bigot is often seen as a man of marked mercenary tendencies. Not translated - content unknown. Very good condition.....75-100

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During Reign of Louis XVI

455. [FRANCE] MYSTERY DOCUMENT on paper 1777, 1-page, 7-1/4 x 5-1/8". Signed. VG..........80-120

Page 1

 

During Reign of Louis XIV

456. [FRANCE] MYSTERY DOCUMENT on paper 1708, 1-page, 7 x 5". Signed. VG..........80-120

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457. [ART] Marie-Victoire Jaquotot [1778-1855] French painter on Porcelaine. ALS, 1831, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. She signs Veuve (widow) Jaquotot. VG...........75-100

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458. [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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459. [NOBEL] Linus Pauling (1901-1994) American chemist, peace peace educator, and author, activist. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. Pauling was among the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry and of molecular biology. Pauling is one of only four individuals to have won multiple Nobel Prizes. Signed 8x11 portrait removed from book.....50-75

 

460. [FILM & TV] Telly Savalas (1922-1994) Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning film and television actor. Undoubtedly Savalas' most famous role was as the tough detective Kojak on the TV series. SIGNED 1p. CONTRACT, 1964, with General Artists Corp. agreeing that all checks/sums of money 1st goes to GAC. Folds & long soft crease..........50-75

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461. [FILM-MUSIC] Gertrude Niesen [1911-1975] American singer and actress who achieved her greatest success during the Big Band Era. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. Very nice and in fine condition...........40-60

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462. [FILM] Raul Julia (1940 - 1994) Puerto Rican actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG........40-60

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Original Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

463. [ART] Walt Kuhn RARE ORIGINAL Etching Plate [Kennedy #41] . WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL Walt Kuhn lead etching plate, title is SMALL AMAZON. Plate size is approx. 4-7/8 x 2-3/8 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. WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MANY PRINTS WERE PULLED from it. Many of you already know that we own the original Walt Kuhn etching plates. ...................2000-3000

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464. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL ink drawing, unsigned, 9 x 11.5". VG.........75-100

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465. James R. Roosevelt, known as "Rosey" [1854-1927] was the older half-brother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He served as Secretary of the United States Legation in Vienna and as Secretary of the Embassy in London. RARE DOCUMENT FRAGMENT SIGNED, May 1, 1913. Also signed by Warren Delano. Approx. 7-1/2 x 3-1/4 in. VG...........80-120

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466. [FRANCE] Eugene Marsan [1882-1936] Right-wing French author. He wrote the first French biography of Mussolini. ALS, 1902, 1p, 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 in. Irrregular/toned left edge........50-75

 

467. [FRANCE] Henri Amouroux (1920-2007) French historian and journalist. He began his career as a journalist during World War II and joined a French Resistance group based in Bordeaux (group Jade-Amicol). He was awarded Croix de guerre 1939-1945. Amouroux wrote several books on the German occupation of France during his life, especially a ten-volume La Grande Histoire des Français sous l'Occupation (The Full History of the French under the Occupation), published from 1976 to 1993. He pens about 7 words in French on his personal calling card [unsigned]. Fine............25-35

 

468. [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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469. (Colonial Philadelphia ) THOMAS P. COPE (1768-1854) American Merchant, Quaker, Philanthropist, Author, he was the son of Caleb Cope. He was originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He became one of Philadelphia's wealthiest citizens, and a politician. He authored "Passages from the Writings of William Penn", also his daughter wrote "Philadelphia Merchant, the Diary of Thomas P. Cope." - PAUL BECK (1760-1844) Revolutionary War Soldier, Wealthy Philadelphia Merchant and philanthropist. He joined the Revolutionary War and was an associate of General Thomas Miflin, and the Clymers. He protected the home of Declaration of Independence SIGNER James Wilson, and is mentioned in the summary of "The Lives of The Signers". He was one of Philadelphia's most eminent personalities and philanthropists. - EDWARD THOMSON (1810-1870) Prominent Philadelphia Bishop, Physician. He was against Methodism., but years later converted and in 1831 became a traveling preacher He was appointed President of Wesleyan University and was for 16 years. He later became Bishop. SIGNATURES of ALL THREE, mounted to a larger piece of very old paper.............50-75

 

470. [MUSIC] Cora de Wilhorst [b. 1835] Opera singer. Signature with sentiment dated 1858. VG...........20-30

 

471. [MEDICINE] Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet [1783-1862] English physiologist and surgeon who pioneered research into bone and joint disease. ALS, no yr., thanking recipient and flattered by his comments and knowing a Dr. Warner of Boston. Written on both sides of 4-1/2 x 7-1/4" sheet. VG............80-120

 

472. Benjamin Fine [1905-1975] Am. journalist, author. TLS, 1956........20-30

 

473. Carl Hayden [1877-1972] US senator [Ariz.] TLS, 1964, 1p........20-30

 

474. Isaac Adams [1802-1883] American inventor. He invented the Adams Power Press in 1827. It was introduced in 1830. The machine "worked a revolution in the art of printing," and beginning in 1836, became the leading machine used in book binding for the rest of the century, and was distributed worldwide. It substantially reduced the cost of book production, and made books more widely available. ANS [actually a 1-sentence ALS], 1876.......50-75

 

475. [MUSIC] Lugi Ottolini - Italian Opera Singer, associated with the Chicago Lyric Opera and Metropolitan Opera Co. ANS, no date.......25-35

 

476. [MUSIC] Connee Boswell [1907-1976] American vocalist who performed in the 1930s with The Boswell Sisters. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. VG...........30-40

 

477. Ignacio Mariscal [1829-1910] important Mexican writer and diplomat . He was Vice President, as well as Secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1871 - 1872. Signed card, 1876.....25-35

 

Governor General of Canada

478. [GREAT BRITAIN] John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG KT GCMG GCVO VD PC (1845-1914), usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife and for his metrical paraphrase of Psalm 121, "Unto the hills around do I lift up". Two brief ALSs, 1893 signed Lorne and 1900 signed Argyll..............80-120

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Original Copper Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

479. [ART] Walt Kuhn RARE ORIGINAL Etching Plate. WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL Walt Kuhn copper etching plate, title unknown. Plate size is approx. 3-3/4 x 4-7/8 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 only 1 to 6 known impressions pulled from it. Many of you already know that we own the original Walt Kuhn etching plates. ...................2000-3000

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480. [WW II] THE COUNTESS OF ROMANONES (1923- ) American WW2 Spy/Novelist. When she was working as a model in 1943, she was recruited by the infant CIA to train as a spy. She was sent to Spain and worked there as an operative throughout the War. She is the author of numerous books about her life. TLS, NYC, 1991, 1p......25-35

 

481. ANTONIO RUIZ SOLER "Antonio " (1922-1998) Spanish Dancer/Choreographer. One of the most celebrated Flamenco and Ballet stars of Spain in the last century. Became Director of the Spanish National Ballet. SIGNED/inscribed 5x7 dtd 1982. VG..........25-35

 

482. [BRITAIN] Douglas Hurd (b. 1930) British Conservative politician and novelist, who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major between 1979 and his retirement in 1995. Viewed as one of the Conservative Party's senior elder statesmen, he is a patron of the Tory Reform Group, and remains an active figure in public life. SIGNED PHOTO, 6.5 X 8.5". VG...........25-35

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483. [MUSIC] John Sims Reeves (1821-1900), usually called simply Sims Reeves, was the foremost English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor vocalist of the mid-Victorian era. ALS, Nov. 5, 1858, 1p., plus engraved portrait.............60-80

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484. [MUSIC] Jack Palmer (1900-1976) American composer, pianist, Jazz musician. Signed, inscribed vintage 8x10 photo. VG.............25-35

 

485. [MUSIC] Ferdinand Q. Dulcken (1837-1902) German concert pianist and composer. ANS, no date, not translated. Approx. 6-3/4 x 3". VG...........40-60

 

486. [MUSIC] Pavel Blatny (b. 1931) Czech composer, conductor. One of the first modernist composers of Czechoslavkia. Signed biographical brochure from 1974. The booklet has been inscribed with sentiment dated 1974. Appr.c 4 x 8"........25-35

 

487. [MUSIC] John A. Lauchbery (1923-2003) English, later Australian, composer and conductor. AMQS, on 5-1/4 x 8-1/2" sheet. VG..........50-75

 

Conducted Boston Pops

488. [MUSIC] Agide Jacchia (1875-1932) Italian orchestral director. He debuted as conductor at the Teatro Grande in Brescia on December 26, 1898. Later he conducted at T. Communale, Ferrara (1899-1900) and La Fenice, Venice (1901). In 1902 he accompanied Pietro Mascagni on his American tour. On his return to Italy he conducted at the T. Lirico in Milan (1903); at T. Regio, Livorno (1904); and at Siena (1905-6). From 1907-9 he was conductor of the Milan Opera Company on its tour of the United States. From 1910 to 1913, he was conductor of the Montreal Opera Company, and in 1914 of the Century Opera Company. Later he would go on to conduct the Boston Pops. AMQS, dated 1929, approx. 6-3/4 x 3-3/4". VG.......50-75

 

489. [MUSIC] Karel Husa (1921- in Prague) is a Czech-born classical composer and conductor, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize and 1993 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition. In 1954 he came to the United States and became an American citizen in 1959. TLS, 1989, 1p. ...........35-45

 

490. [MUSIC] Sir (Herbert) Hamilton Harty (1879-1941) Irish composer, conductor, pianist and organist. After an early career as a church organist in his native Ireland, Harty moved to London at about age 20, soon becoming a well-known piano accompanist. The Musical Times called him "the prince of accompanists". As a composer he wrote throughout his career, many of his works being well received, though few are regularly performed in the 21st century. Signed card, 1930. VG......30-40

 

491. [MUSIC] Olga Wood (1858-1909) British muscian, wife of composer Sir Henry Wood. ALS, nd, 2pp. VG..........35-45

 

492. [MUSIC] Johannes Wolff (1869-1947) Leading German musicologist, medieval music expert, and violinist. A close friend of the artist John Singer Sargent who painted a celebrated portrait of Wolff. Signature..........25-35

 

493. [MUSIC] Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) Italian opera star. TLS, nd, thanking recipient for clippings sent to him that he read with "enormous interest." 1p. VG...........50-75

 

494. [MUSIC] Franz Kullak (1844-1913) German composer and pianist. ALS, Berlin, 1875, 1p, 4.5 x 7". VG..........50-75

 

495. [MUSIC] Emanuele Bucalo (1864-1941) Italian opera star - considered one of the greatest baritones of his time. ALS, Milan, 1904, 1p. Not translated. VG........50-75

 

496. [MUSIC] Radie Britain (1899-1994) American pianist and composer. ALS, 1989, 1p......40-60

 

497. [ART] Charles Biederman (1906-2004) American artist best known for his three-dimensional painted aluminum constructions, created from the early 1950s to the late 1990s, in which brightly colored squares and rectangles are arranged in patterns projecting out from a flat background. His works are represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; Tate Gallery in London; Art Institute of Chicago; Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and other museums in the United States and western Europe. TLS, 1985, 1p.VG.........50-75

 

498. Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also , also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (1826-1887) English novelist and poet. Clip signature, with sentiment from ALS........25-35

 

499. [RUSSIA] Yakov Alexandrovich Malik (1906-1980) Soviet diplomat. Malik was the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations from 1948 to 1952, and from 1968 to 1972. Signed [on cover] official seating list for 15th Annual United Nations Ball in honor of The Secretary-General and Mrs. Waldheim, 1973. Approx. 8-1/4 x 8-1/4". Signed in red ballpoint pen. Quite nice.........75-100

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500. [RUSSIA] Konstantin A. Umansky (1902-1945) Soviet diplomat. In 1936, Umansky was posted to Washington, D.C. where he was an Adviser at the Soviet Embassy. When the diplomatic mission of Alexander Troyanovsky was completed, Umansky acted as chargé d'affaires of the embassy, when on 11 May 1939, Umansky was appointed by Joseph Stalin as Ambassador of the Soviet Union to the United States and he presented his Letters of Credence to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 6 June 1939, becoming, at the time, the youngest Ambassador in Washington, D.C. TLS, 1943, as newly appointed Ambassador to Mexico. On 25 January 1945, Umansky was to have travelled to San José in Costa Rica to present his Letters of Credence to Costa Rican President Teodoro Picado Michalski, however the Mexican Air Force plane which he was aboard crashed on take-off in Mexico City, killing the Ambassador, his wife (Raisa Umanskaya) and three embassy officials...........75-100

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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

See Berry drawings above

 

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

 

 

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

See Kennedy portrait

 

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

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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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See Bailey portrait

 

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

See Smith portrait

 

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

See China Bond

 

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

Document

Red wax seal

 

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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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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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

 

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

Front side

Back side

 

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

See sketch

See other side

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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

SCAN 1

SCAN 2

 

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

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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

See portrait of Walt Kuhn

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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

See Bette magazine cover

 

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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Portrait of Hill

 

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

See signatures

 

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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Picture of Cox

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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

See Lincoln portrait in Lincoln bedroom

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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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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

 

Short Snorter

1064. A short snorter is a banknote inscribed by people traveling together on an aircraft. The tradition was started by Alaskan Bush flyers in the 1920s and spread through the military and commercial aviation. During World War II short snorters were signed by flight crews and conveyed good luck to soldiers crossing the Atlantic. Friends would take the local currency and sign each others bills creating a "keepsake of your buddy's signatures". Offered here is a one dollar bill short snorter............50-75

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1062. Hiram Corson (1828-1911) American professor of literature. ALS, Utica, NY, 1907, 4 pages, 4to. To Miss Whiting. Begins by saying he has sent a photo of him taken by Frederick Robinson "It is regarded as the most artistic photograph taken of me..." Followed by good content. Two file holes o/w VG..............40-60

 

1063. [NEW HAMPSHIRE] Austin Tyler writes 1p. letter in 1823, from Claremont, NH, to Doct. Zadact Bowman at Merideth, NH. Folded stampless letter, address leaf with ms. cancel & 12 1/2 rate. Re: business & personal failings, public auction, hard times. Top right corner has separated along fold line but is present.....................35-45

 

1064. Wiscasset, Maine - M. Smith writes 1p. letter in 1819, describing a local storm in which two men died and woman who was in bed with candle in one hand and a Bible in the other was badly burned. Addressed on verso to Samuel E. Smith, Boston, Mass. Postal mark is extremely faint. Slight loss bottom edge affects nothing.........35-45

 

Original Gloucester Harbor Scene

1065. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Graphite drawing, signed & dated 1983, 9 x 12..........75-100

 

1066. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original graphite drawing, signed, dated May 6, 1978, Musculdy, France. Paper size approx. 9 x 11.5 in. VG condition..........60-80

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1067. [TEXAS] Richard "Cactus" Pryor (1923-2011) American broadcaster. He received his nickname after the old Cactus Theater on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, which was run by his father, "Skinny" Pryor. Pryor was first heard on Lady Bird Johnson 's radio station 590 KLBJ, though his face became as well known as his voice once he moved to television broadcasting on Austin television station KTBC. In addition to his work in radio and television, Pryor also appeared in two movies, Hellfighters and The Green Berets with John Wayne. Signed 1st edition of his book "Inside Texas", 1982, 194pp. The dust jacket is very good; book VG+. Signed & inscribed on half title page.........25-35

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1068. [FILM] Wynne Gibson (1905-1987) American actress of the 1930s. Early in her career she had a small part in a film but had no special interest in appearing before the camera. It was the stage that interested her and she began her stage career in chorus and was soon playing leads. She toured Europe then returned to America and tried for a dramatic part but failed and returned to musical comedy. Paramount signed her when about to film Nothing But the Truth (1929), starting her success which continued in some 50 films between 1929 and 1956 although many were B movies. Gibson was a long-time companion of former Warner Brothers actress Beverly Roberts. AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, not dated, 1p. She answers 2 questions on a questionaire. About 5 lines plus signature in her hand. 8.5 x 11". VG..........25-35

 

1069. [AMERICANA] Annie writes her husband from Concord [Mass. or NH ?], Oct. 1863, 2pp, about getting shoes and boots made; "When this cruel war is over...." VG.....................35-45

 

1070. [WORCESTER, MASS] CHAS. G. STOWELL - ALS, Mechanics Savings Bank, 1873, 2 pp, 8vo. Writes about smallpox and a new reading society.......25-35

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1071. [US SUPREME COURT] ORIGINAL PORTRAIT ETCHING of Supreme Court Justice Rufus W. Peckham [1838-1909], pencil signed by the artist James S. 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. This IS NOT a steel-engraving; it is an etching which is much less common. The image is large, 14 x 11" plus good margins. On heavy paper. In very good condition. Will frame up nicely. Upon request we will put picture up online. Scarce!...............200-300

Artist signature on Peckham portrait

 

1072. [ABRAHAM LINCOLN] L.W.V. [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. Offered here are 6 pages from Volk's private scrapbook, consisting of mounted newspaper clippings about Volk and his works from numerous newspapers. Identifications of the articles is labeled in Volk's hand.Includes articles on Volk's bust of Lincoln, the Northwestern Sanitary Fair, and the reception of President Lincoln's remains in Chicago. At the bottom of one pages there is a note signed by Volk with his initials. Volk's scrapbook is well known among Lincoln historians and collectors as pieces from it have appeared over the years. It would be impossible to reassemble it todays as the pages are widely scattered in public and private collections. These pages are particularly good...........100-200

 

A Most Interesting Man You Never Heard Of

1073. [AVIATION] Alfred Lawson (1869-1954) professional baseball player, manager and league promoter from 1887 through 1916 and went on to play a pioneering role in the US aircraft industry, publishing two early aviation trade journals. In 1904, he also wrote a novel, Born Again, clearly inspired by the popular Utopian fantasy Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, an early harbinger of the metaphysical turn his career would take with the theory of Lawsonomy. He is frequently cited as the inventor of the airliner and was awarded several of the first air mail contracts, which he ultimately could not fulfill. He founded the Lawson Aircraft Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to build military training aircraft and later the Lawson Airplane Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to build airliners. The crash of his ambitious Lawson L-4 "Midnight Liner" during its trial flight takeoff on May 8, 1921, ended his best chance for commercial aviation success. In 1908 he was involved in trying to start a new professional baseball league, the "Union Professional League" which took the field in April but folded one month later. In the 1920s, he promoted health practices including vegetarianism and claimed to have found the secret of living to 200. He also developed his own highly unusual theories of physics, according to which such concepts as "penetrability", "suction and pressure" and "zig-zag-and-swirl" were discoveries on par with Einstein's Theory of Relativity. He published numerous books on these concepts, all set in a distinctive typography. Lawson repeatedly predicted the worldwide adoption of Lawsonian principles by the year 2000. He later propounded his own philosophy&emdash;Lawsonomy&emdash;and the Lawsonian religion. We could go on and on but we've said enough here. This guy, it appears, was great as a starter, but not a finisher. Offered here is a signed [on title page] copy of his book "AIRCRAFT HISTORY", published in Detroit in 1947, 224 pages. Covers soiled; spine half missing but present, rest hanging on; contents inside pretty good. The book is around but we've never seen a signed copy..........200-300

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1074. [MEDICINE] JOHN MILLAR [1733-1805] PHYSICIAN AND MEDICAL WRITER. His "Observations of the Asthma..." published in 1769. In 1774, Millar was appointed physician to the Westminister General Dispensary. Fine ALS, 1797 noted in docket on verso, no place, 1p, 4to. "Sir - Having submitted, through the proper office, a Memorial on Military Medical Arrangements, to His Majesty in ..... it is a duty incumbent on me to present the enclosed Papers [not present] on that subject for your consideration, I have the honour to be....." FINE CONDITION...........150-250

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1075. Rev. Daniel Humphreys, died September 2,1787, having been the town of Derby, Ct.'s Congregational minister for 54 years. Derby's small Episcopal church was completed in 1746, across the street from the Humphreys House, and a cemetery developed around it. His son was General David Humphreys, who served as aide-de-camp for George Washington during the American Revolution, was our nation's first ambassador to a foreign country, and founded one of America's first 'factory villages' in modern day Seymour. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE of Rev. Dan. Humphreys. Approx. 2-3/4 x 1". VG. Kind of scarce............25-35

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1076. Charles Louis Flint (1824-1889) lawyer, cofounder and first Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, a lecturer in cattle and dairy farming, the first secretary of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Board of Trustees (now known as the University of Massachusetts Amherst) and the college's fourth president. He had a part in the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a member of the Boston School Committee. ALS, 1845, 1p, asking about possibility of giving a lecture. He graduated from Harvard in 1849..........50-75

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1077. Charles A. Foote (1785-1828) United States Representative from New York. Foote was born in Newburgh, New York. He attended private schools in Newburgh and Kingston, New York, and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808 and practiced in New York City and later in Delhi, New York. He served as colonel in the New York State Militia, Sixth Division. He became Trustee of Delaware Academy and served as president of the village of Delhi. Foote was elected as a Crawford Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1825. ALS [folded stampless letter], NY, 1807, 1p plus postmarked address leaf addressed to Stephen Van Rensslaer. Two minor archival tape repairs on verso..........40-60

 

Legendary Comic Book Artist

1078. James Steranko (b.1938) American graphic artist, comic book writer-artist-historian, publisher and film production illustrator. His most famous comic-book work was with the 1960s superspy feature "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." in Marvel Comics' Strange Tales and in the subsequent eponymous series. Steranko earned lasting acclaim for his innovations in sequential art during the Silver Age of comic books, particularly his infusion of surrealism, op art, and graphic design into the medium. His work has been published in many countries and his influence on the field has remained strong since his comics heyday. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006. For the movie industry, Steranko has produced a number of posters for various films, and was a conceptual artist on Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), doing production designs for the film and designing the character of Indiana Jones. He also served in a similar capacity as project conceptualist on Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and wrote the episode "The Ties That Bind" of the DC Comics animated TV series Justice League Unlimited. He has "amassed an enormous portfolio of more than sixty projects (which he called the "Theater of Concepts") designed to be seen in multimedia form, drew the comic-book adaptation of the 1981 film Outland, which was serialized in Heavy Metal magazine. The lighthearted spy movie If Looks Could Kill (1991) features Roger Rees as the villain, Augustus Steranko, and director Brad Bird has stated that Steranko's work was his main comic-book influence on Pixar's The Incredibles. ALS, or ANS, SIGNED "JS". He sends a check for 2 items and says he'll pass on Tarkington letter; "...Keep me posted on your new acquisitions.Till next time, stay well." Steranko's autograph is quite scarce! VG..............75-100

See Steranko above

 

Original Etching by Boilot

1079. Alfred Boilot (Paris, active 1880 - 1900) French etcher and engraver upon both wood and copper, he studied printmaking techniques under Butin and Damman in Paris. He participated in many expositions including the Paris Blanc et Noir Exhibition of 1886. Alfred Boilot gained recognition for his fine and detailed style and was frequently commissioned by French, English and American publishers of prints. Original etching, drawn by Wal. Paget, etched by Boilot, plate signed, image 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in. plus margins. Still has tissue guard attached with title "Eveline Seized by the Welsh". VG............30-40

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1080. [CIVIL WAR NAVAL] Peirce Crosby (1824-1899) Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, whose active duty career included service in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. During April - October 1861, as the Civil War ran through its first half year, Crosby served in the sloop of war Cumberland and briefly commanded the new gunboat Pembina. He went to the Gulf of Mexico as Commanding Officer of the gunboat Pinola at the beginning of 1862. The Pinola, assisted by Itasca, broke the chain barrier across the Mississippi to make possible the passage upriver of Flag Officer David Farragut's squadron, and the capture of New Orleans. For two years beginning in November 1862, Crosby helped enforce the blockade of the Confederacy's East Coast as Commanding Officer of the steamers Sangamon, Florida and Keystone State, and as Fleet Captain of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. He finished the war in the Gulf, commanding the gunboat Metacomet, and took part in clearing mines from Mobile Bay. Commander Crosby spent the first three years of the post-Civil War era in the south Atlantic as Commanding Officer of the gunboat Shamokin. Following promotion to Captain in May 1868, he had a variety of shore assignments and, in 1872-1873, commanded the steamer Powhatan. In 1877-1881, in the rank of Commodore, Crosby was commandant of the League Island (Philadelphia) Navy Yard. He finished his active career as a Rear Admiral, commanding the South Atlantic Squadron in 1882-1883 and the Asiatic Squadron later in 1883. In October of the latter year he was placed on the Retired List.The destroyer USS Crosby (DD-164) was named after him. Clip Signature mounted to another sheet. Superb example........35-45

See Crosby signature

Portrait of Crosby

 

1081. HENRY VAN BRUNT (1832-1903) This Boston architect served on the Admiral's staff, North Atlantic squadron [civil war]; designed numerous buildings at Harvard, plus others throughout the U.S. ALS, 1875, 2pp, 8vo. Re: the Harvard book................50-75

 

1082. [MAINE] John Calvin Stevens (1855-1940) American architect who designed residences in two divergent styles, the Shingle Style, of which he was an originator in the 1880s, and the Colonial Revival style, which dominated United States domestic architecture for the first half of the 20th century. ALS, on his stationery, Feb. 6, 1932, 1p, 4to. To the noted artist Douglas Volk. "My dear Mr. Volk. Thank you for your very kind letter of the 5th. We shall all miss Ollie Irish but as events are shaping now we feel sure that we shall go along well, and continue a policy that will help the Society in further progress. We have passed to Mrs. Irish your kindly sentiments and she is very grateful. I want to tell you how much I appreciate your confidence, and good wishes. Hoping I may see you later on some of your visits to Portland." Mail folds o/w VG..............80-120

 

1083. [MASSACHUSETTS] ABBOTT LAWRENCE (1792-1855) was a prominent American businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He founded Lawrence, Massachusetts. Born in Groton, Mass., son of Revolutionary War officer Samuel Lawrence. Amos Abbott and he formed a partnership, specializing in imports from Britain and China, and later expanded their interests to textile manufacturing. They became extraordinarily wealthy. Many cite the Lawrence brothers as the founders of New England's influential textile industry. In the 1820s, Lawrence became a prominent public figure - a vocal supporter of railroad construction for economic benefit, a very controversial stance at the time. In 1834, Lawrence was elected to the 24th Congress, as a Whig from Massachusetts. He did not run for renomination to the 25th Congress, but was re-elected to the 26th Congress. In 1842, he was appointed commissioner to settle the Northeastern Boundary Dispute between Canada and the United States. In 1848, Lawrence was an unsuccessful candidate for the vice-presidency on the Whig ticket, headed by Zachary Taylor . With Taylor's presidential victory, he offered Lawrence a choice of administrative positions. After rejecting a cabinet appointment, Lawrence chose the post of minister to Great Britain. He filled that position with great distinction, and was involved in the negotiations of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. He resigned in 1852, and returned to the United States to join the presidential campaign of Gen. Winfield Scott; however, he soon grew dissatisfied with the Whig stand on slavery, and estranged himself from the party. Lawrence was active in Boston's Unitarian Church . He actively promoted education for lower-class citizens, and donated money to various causes. He supported Lawrence Academy, affordable housing in Boston, and the Boston Public Library. He also provided funds to establish the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard College. Large 3-page document signed, 1839, Indenture of Property Settlement of Elizabeth P. Bigelow [Mrs. Stevens]. Abbott Bigelow signs as Co. Trustee along with the signature of ANDREW BIGELOW [1795-1877] a prominent Unitarian clergyman & writer. Also signed by John P. Bigelow, Francis Bigelow, Elizabeth Bigelow and Henry Stearns. Elizabeth's father was Timothy Bigelow. Approx. 10 x 16 and in excellent condition aside from folds. A detailed lengthy document............50-75

 

1084. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original ink wash drawing, signed, dated [19]78, Gloucester, Mass. scene. Paper size approx. 9 x 11.5 in. VG condition..........60-80

See drawing above

 

1085. (BOOK - REV. WAR) MEMOIRS of Major-General William Heath BY HIMSELF, New Edition, with Illustrations and Notes, edited by Wm. Abbatt, to which is added The Accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill by Generals Dearborn, Lee and Wilkinson. Publ. by The NY Times & Arno Press [1968]. Reprint of the 1901 edition. 401 pp, plus index, 8vo. With Ex-Library markings & pocket in rear. VG. Heath [1737-1814] Am. Rev. officer, b. Roxbury, Mass. Major general in Continental army (from 1776); reprimanded by Washington for his handling of attack on Fort Independence (1777); commanded Eastern Department (1777-79), in Hudson Valley (1779-81)...........35-45

 

1086. (BOOK - REV. WAR) Mrs. General Riedesel, translated from the original German by Wm. L. Stone. Letters and Journals Relating to the War of the American Revolution - AND THE CAPTURE OF THE GERMAN TROOPS AT SARATOGA. 1968 reprint of the original 1867 edition. 235 pp, including index, 8vo. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG....................35-45

 

1087. (BOOK - REV. WAR) Chas. Herbert, of Newburyport, Mass. A Relic of the Revolution - account of the sufferings of all the American Prisoners captured on the high seas and carried into Plymouth, England. Also account of several cruises of the squadron under the command of Commodore John Paul Jones. 1968 reprint of the original 1847 edition. 258 pp, 12mo. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1088. (BOOK - REV. WAR) THE GRAVESPAPERS and Other Documents Relating to the Naval Operations of the Yorktown Campaign, July to October, 1781. 1968 reprint of the original 1916 edition. 268 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1089. (BOOK - REV. WAR) FANNINGS'S NARRATIVE Being The Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning An Officer of The Revolutionary Navy 1778-1783. 1968 reprint of the original 1912 edition. 258 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1090. (BOOK - REV. WAR) DIARY OF FREDERICK MACKENZIE - Giving a daily narrative of his military service as an officer of the Regiment of Royal Welch Fusiliers during the years 1775-1781 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Vol. one 1968 reprint of the original 1930 edition. 311 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1091. (BOOK - REV. WAR) The Adventures of CHRISTOPHER HAWKINS, containing details of his captivity, a first and second time of the High Seas, in the Revolutionary War, by the British, and his consequent sufferings, and escape from the Jersey Prison Ship, then lying in the harbour of New York, by swimming. 1968 reprint of the original 1864 edition. 316 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1092. (BOOK - REV. WAR) JOURNAL OF OCCURRENCES During The Late AMERICAN WAR From Its Commencement to the year 1783 by R. Lamb, late serjeant in the Royal Welch Fuzileers. 1968 reprint of the original 1809 edition. 438 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1093. (BOOK - REV. WAR) JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT JOHN CHARLES PHILIP VON KRAFFT. 1968 reprint of the original 1883 edition. 202 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

 

1094. (BOOK - REV. WAR) DIARY OF LIEUT, ANTHONY ALLAIRE. 1968 reprint of the original 1881 edition. 36 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........25-35

 

1095. (BOOK - REV. WAR) JOURNAL OF EVENTS IN THE REVOLUTION by elias boudinot. 1968 reprint of the original 1894 edition. 97 pp, 8vo.. Ex-Library markings w/pocket in rear. VG........35-45

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

1096. Nita Krebs (1905-1991) one of the "Lullaby League" members of munchkins in the classic film. Signed color photo - scene from the film. Judy Garland is pictured in this photo. 5-3/4 x 4 in. VG............35-45

 

1097. [SCIENCE] George Howard Parker (1864-1955) American zoologist. He was a professor at Harvard, and investigated the anatomy and physiology of sense organs and animal reactions. For his work "Do Melanophore Nerves Show Antidromic Responses?" in the Journal of General Physiology, Parker was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. Brief ALS, Harvard Univ., 1923, to Dr. Robert S. Woodward, 1p, 8 x 5-1/4". Says a proof was sent to him by mistake and at suggestion of Dr. Wilson I am fowarding it directly to you. One long red pencil line at top. VG...........60-80

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1098. [BRITISH] Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Baronet (1787-1871), British politician, was born in London, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 9th Baronet. The Aclands were an old Devonshire family and successive generations of the family sat in the House of Commons for the county. He was educated at Oxford University where he gained a Doctor of Civil Laws degree. Although the Aclands were usually associated with the Liberal Party, this Acland was a Conservative. He sat for Devonshire from 1812 to 1818 and again from 1820 to 1831. He then sat for North Devon from 1837 to 1857. His family had extensive properties on what is now the Holnicote Estate and particularly the village of Selworthy. Among his many business interests Acland was the owner of a schooner called The Lady of St Kilda, which he bought in 1834. In 1842 the schooner visited the township of Melbourne in Australia, which had been founded in 1835. As a result of that visit, the suburb of St Kilda was named for the ship, and Acland St, one of St Kilda's main commercial centres, was named after Acland. ALS, 1823, 4pp. We haven't read this letter....60-80

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1099. [BRITAIN] George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle KG, PC (1802-1864), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1825 to 1848, was a British politician, statesman and orator. ALS, "LORD MORPETH", 1p, written in the 3rd person declining invitation. Neatly inlaid......40-60

Portrait of Morpeth

 

1100. [ENGLAND] Sir Alexander MONCRIEFF [1829-1906] British army engineer; originated [about 1868] the Moncrieff system of gun mountings. ALS, Victoria Chambers, Westminster, London, 1871, 2pp, approx. 4.5 x 7 in. To Seton. Sends New Years greetings - has told his friends about Seton..............50-75

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1101. 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

See signatures

 

1102. 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..............50-75

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1103. John H. Harjes [1830-1914] a founder of the French banking firm Morgan, Harjes & Co. (originally Drexel, Harjes & Co.) the Paris-based investment bank founded in 1868 by John H. Harjes, Eugene Winthrop and Anthony J. Drexel as Drexel, Harjes & Co. In 1871, with the formation of Drexel, Morgan & Co., together with J. Pierpont Morgan, the company became the French affiliate of an international banking firm with offices in London, Philadelphia, New York City and Paris that would subsequently become J.P. Morgan & Co. Who remembers Harjes? You'll find his bust in the entryway of the American Hospital of Paris: one of the founders, it would appear, an upstanding member of the American Colony of Paris at the beginning of the century. You might find that the American Cathedral remembers him in its archives. But if you want to get a knowing smile, walk into 14, place Vendôme, the Morgan Bank. John Harjes was its founder. If you want to know how the statue of Ben Franklin, a double of the one in Philadelphia, came to overlook the Place du Trocadéro, simply walk around behind it and note the message "John Harjes, 1906." 1906 was the year of San Francisco's Great Quake, but also of Philly's Franklin bicentennial when Harjes, a displaced Philadelphian, presented this memorial of the mad scientist of Passy (and beloved diplomat-original to the Royal Court) to his adopted city. Franklin, of course, used to walk this onetime grassy hill overlooking the Seine, fly his kites in the neighborhood and generally inspire good-natured amusement among the villagers who felt sorry for the old man with "broken glasses" (we'd call Franklin's invention "bifocals", today). ALS, Morgan, Harjes & Co., Paris, 1895, 2pp. To Melville Ingalls, the great American railroad man. Friendly content. VG but for one light thin sun-toned line, not oa any importance..........80-120

See portrait of Harjes

 

1104. Limerick National Bank [Maine] - collection of approx. 113 cnancelled bank checks, c. 1918 - 1929. Most all signed J.F. & A.H. Chase...........50-75

 

1105. George Alfred Rogers (1837-1897) English woodcarver like his famous father, WILLIAM GIBBS ROGERS (1792 - 1875). ALS, 1874, London, 2pp. Sent to Mr. Hall [Samuel Carter Hall 1800-89, the Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality]. Sorry Hall was unable to visit because of illness. VG..............50-75

 

1106. Richard Moncton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton [1809 - 1885] - English poet, patron of literature & politician. He secured a pension for Tennyson, helped Emerson become known in Britain & earliest champion of Swinburne. He was, in the traditional sense, a patron of literature, who never abused the privileges of his position. Offered here is a handwritten note signed. Neatly inlaid to another sheet. Verticle soft folds else very good condition. RE: "Admit the bearer into the Gallery of the House of Lord this day, Tuesday June 20th Houghton"ŠŠŠŠ40-60

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1107. [AUTOGRAPH COLLECTING] ORIGINAL auction catalogue for sale No. 3976, May 10 & 11, 1932, the American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc. { believe Sotheby's now], NY. Offered in this auction are First Editions, Literary and Historical Autograph Letters and Manuscripts / A Portrait From Life of Abraham Lincoln, etc. 86 pages. octavo, plus paper covers. Cover & spine soiled and chipped. Lot 273 is the portrait of Abraham Lincoln with a fullpage illustration. Years ago, when we first got involved in autographs, catalogs and books about autographs were highlt collectible. Interest seems to have waned in recent years, probably due to the internet...........40-60

Cover

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1108. [PORTRAIT] Robert Boyle (1627-1691) 17th-century natural philosopher, physicist, and inventor, also noted for his writings in theology. Antique 1795 original engraved portrait. Neatly inlaid to larger sheet, approx. 3-3/8 x 3-3/8" plus margins. VG..........40-60

See Boyle portrait

 

1109. [PORTRAIT] Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) English labouring class poet. Antique original engraved portrait. Approx. 2-3/4 x 2" plus wide margins. VG..........25-35

See Bloomfield portrait

 

1110. [FILM] Lois Moran (1909-1990) American film actress. Her career began in 1921, and Moran appeared in a couple of silent movies in the early 1920s. She is probably best known for her role, as Laurel Dallas, daughter of the title role in the 1925 film Stella Dallas. She appeared in early sound movies such as Behind That Curtain (1929), and some musical movies, such as A Song of Kentucky (1929), Words and Music (1929), and Mammy (1930). Like many actors and actresses from the silent film era, she did not make a successful transition to the talkies. She also had a brief affair with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald while he was married to Zelda Fitzgeral. He once remarked that she was "The most beautiful girl in Hollywood". She was also an inspiration for the character of Rosemary Hoyt in Fitzgerald's novel Tender is the Night (1934). In 1935, she married Clarence M. Young, Secretary of Commerce, and retired from Hollywood. Really nice letter talking about her career; mentions Lillian Gish, Betty Davis, Henry King the director of Stella, Colleen Moore, etc. ALS, Arizona, 1988, filling both sides of 7-1/4 x 10-1/2 stationery. Fine.............50-75

See picture of Moran

 

1111. [NAVAL] William Faxon (1822-1883) was a journalist who served as chief clerk of the United States Navy from 1861 to 1866 and as United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1866 until 1869. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Gideon Welles as United States Secretary of the Navy. Welles wanted to appoint Faxon as chief clerk of the Navy at this time, but the politically influential Francis Preston Blair and his son Montgomery Blair pressured Lincoln to appoint Gustavus Fox instead. As a compromise, the post of Assistant Secretary of the Navy was created for Fox, and Faxon joined the United States Department of the Navy as a clerk in March 1861, and then succeeded Fox as chief clerk on July 31, 1861. As chief clerk of the Navy during the American Civil War, Faxon was in charge of the records, correspondence, and personnel of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and oversaw the finances of the Department of the Navy. On June 1, 1866, Faxon succeeded Fox as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, holding this office until 1869. CLIP SIGNATURE..........20-30

Faxon signature

 

1112. [US CONGRESS] album page signed by 2 US congressmen on each side: Geo. M. Curtis [1844-1921] Iowa; Frank G. Clarke [1850-1901] NH; David H. Mercer [1857-1919] Neb.; Nehemiah Day Sperry [1827-1911] Ct........20-30

 

1113. [ENGLAND] Edward Bannerman Ramsay (1793 - 1872), a clergyman of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and Dean of Edinburgh in that communion from 1841, has a place in literature through his Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character, which had gone through 22 editions at his death. It is a book full of the personality of the author, and preserves many traits and anecdotes. His memorial is in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh. CLIP SIGANTURE, mounted below cdv photograph of him. See condition below.........25-35

See Ramsay signature + photo

 

1114. [SIGNED BOOK] Frederick Orin Bartlett (1876-1945) also wrote under the pseudonym of William Carleton. His first novel, Joan of the Alley, was praised for its careful preparation and the promise of future offerings from the same author. Bartlett's subsequent novels were known for their attention to detail, melodrama, adventure, and romance. Several of them were adapted into feature films, including: The Seventh Noon, The Lion's Den, and The Lady in the Library . His bibliography includes nearly a dozen novels, and a great many more short stories and articles. He was published consistently in The Saturday Evening Post and Red Book Magazine, among many others. SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF HIS BOOK "The Seventh Noon", 1910, no dust jacket. VG. This book was made into a film in 1915. We were unable to locate any other copies of this book that were signed, or any offered with dust jackets.......40-60

 

1115. Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant. Signed 3x5 card. Fine...........25-35

 

1116. Wlodzimierz Zonn (1905-1975) Polish astronomer. He studied at the University of Stefan Batory at Wilno, where he later worked as a professor. From 1950, Zonn was director of Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw. For many years (1952 - 1955 and (1963 - 1973), he was the director of Polish Astronomical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Astronomiczne). Signed 1966 FDC honoring 1000 Years of Polish Culture. Typed addressed o/w VG.............30-40

 

1117. Sir Godfrey Copley, 2nd Baronet(c. 1653 -1709) was a wealthy English landowner, art-collector and public figure, who lived in Sprotbrough, now part of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. He is remembered mainly because he provided a bequest to the Royal Society in London in 1709, which provided the funding for an annual award, the Copley Medal, the Society's premier award for scientific achievement. SIGNED Free Franked address panel addressed to Thomas Leeds the antiquarian. Someone has penciled the date of 1699. Ink has lightened with age. RARE!...............25-35

 

1118. [BUSINESS ARCHIVE] Approx. 78 letters, mostly TLSs, 1907-1908, from Dudley Watson Moor [b. 1836 - ?], mostly to Edward W. Heath of Waterville, Maine. Contents - business matters. Harvard University holds some of Moor's business papers - here is how they are described: "This collection also contains the business papers of Dudley Watson Moor (1836-1900) and Edward W. Heath, whose connection to the Smith family is unclear. Moor and Heath apparently dealt in real estate in Maine in the late 19th and early 20th century. They also appear to have been involved in the corporate business of the Somerset and Kennebec Company, which seems to have been a cardboard and box-making factory. There are also papers related to the operation of the Kennebec Fibre Company, a paper mill on the Kennebec River. The collection also includes family papers of the Heath family, dealing with the estate of Edward's father, Wyman Heath, and with Francis E. Heath, Edward's brother and a commanding officer of the 19th Maine Infantry during the Civil War." We know from the letters offered here that Harvard's year of death for Moor [1900] is not correct, and that he lived at least until 1908. Mostly good to VG..........100-150

 

1119. [Country Music] Charlie Pride - American country music singer. Signed & inscribed 8x10 color photo..........20-30

 

1120. [US CONGRESSMEN] album page signed on one side by: PEASLEE, Charles Hazen, (1804 - 1866) NH; DANIEL, John Reeves Jones, (1802 - 1868) N.C.; SKELTON, Charles, (1806 - 1879)NJ; GAMBLE, James, (1809 - 1883)PA. VG...............35-45

 

1121. (US CONGRESSMEN) album page 7 signatures: John Dalzell [1845-1927 Pa] € Sereno Payne [1843-1914 NY] € J.J. Belden [1825-1904 NY]. On other side are signatures of Chas. L. Henry [1849-1923 Ind] € H.C. Loudenslager [1852-1911 NJ] € E.L. Hamilton [1857-1923 Mich]. VG...........30-40

 

1122. [BASEBALL] Walt Dropo (1923-2010), nicknamed "Moose", was an American college basketball standout and a professional baseball first baseman. During a 13-year career in Major League Baseball, he played for the Boston Red Sox (1949-1952), Detroit Tigers (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1955-1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958-1959) and Baltimore Orioles (1959-1961). Signed 3x5 card......15-20

 

1123. 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..............50-75

See signatures

 

Maine Governor Archive

1124. (MAINE) JOCK [John R. McKernan, Jr.] - Gov. & U.S. congressman from Maine. Group of 7 TLSs, 1983-90, all signed Jock. 2 have punch holes. All to General Manager of Gannett Books in Portland, Maine. Thanks for book gifts. We don't know how many may be authentic but most, if not all, do not appear to be autopen signatures. McKernan is married to Sen. Olympia Snow.........60-80

 

1125. [THEATRE] William Jermyn Conlin [1831-1891] better known by his stage name William J. Florence, was a U.S. actor, songwriter, and popular playwright . He was one of the most popular actors of his day. He never went by the name of Bernard Conlin as incorrectly published in various references. Florence was one of a select number of Americans to win the ribbon of the French Societe Histoire Dramatique. He was also co-founder of the Shriners, a Masonic Order along with Walter M. Fleming. AQS ON CARD DATED 1888. FINE EXAMPLE..............35-45

 

1126. [NEW YORK] Roswell Pettibone Flower (1835-1899 Governor of New York from 1892 to 1894. TLS, HOUSE OF REP., Wash. DC, 1890, 1p. To Hon. Edward Wemple, Albany, NY. "My dear Sir: I received your list and returned it some time ago, and I thank you for it. It is very complete and no wonder, with such organizing powers, you could be elected in your District to Congress when no body else could. I regret not having seen you at Albany on Wednesday evening." This letter is laid to a mounting sheet.............25-35

 

1127. [US CONGRESS] Album page signed by 3 US congressmen: Oakes Ames [1804-1873] American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a congressman, he is credited by many historians as being the single most important influence in the building of the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. He is also noted for the subsequent scandal that alleged the improper sale of stock of the railroad's construction company. James Henry Dickey Henderson [1810-1885] American farmer and politician from the state of Oregon. A native of Kentucky, he lived in Missouri and Pennsylvania before moving to the Oregon Territory in 1852. He worked as a publisher, pastor, and farmer before entering politics as a Republican, and served one term in the United States House of Representatives re