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1. [AVIATION] Douglas Corrigan (1907-1995)  American aviator. He was nicknamed "Wrong Way" in 1938. After a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He claimed his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. However, he was a skilled aircraft mechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis) and had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for his transatlantic flight. He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and his "navigational error" was seen as deliberate. Nevertheless, he never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally.  ANS written on 1977 FDC honoring Charles Lindberg on which he writes that he helped build the "Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927.  Clean and most attractive............60-80

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2. (WORLD LITERATURE LOT)    Maximilian Harden (1861-1927) influential German journalist and editor. ALS on postcard, 1916 PLUS another ALS, 1899 -- Guglielmo Ferrero (1871-1942) Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome.  SIGNATURE on stationary with sentiment, 1908 - Golo Mann (1909-1994)  popular historian, essayist and writer,  son of novelist Thomas Mann.  SIGNED on verso 4x6 photograph. Dennis Vincent Brutus (1924-2009)  South African activist, and poet best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned from the Olympic Games.  ALS, on printed poem, 1990 – Aziz Suryal Atiya (1898-1988) prominent Coptologist who was a Coptic historian and scholar and an expert in Islamic and Crusades studies. Professor Atiya was the founder of the Institute of Coptic Studies in Cairo in 1950s.  ALS, 1973 -- Cäsar Flaischlen (1869-1920). Celebrated German Poet. He is famous worldwide as the author of his poem, "Hab' Sonne im Herzen" ("Have Sunshine in Your Heart" which has been translated into various languages. ALS, 1899............100-150


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[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 may not know, we purchased almost all of the works on paper remaining at the estate many years ago. Fine condition...............400-600

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4. [BEAT GENERATION] Diane di Prima (b.1934)  American poet.  Di Prima began writing as a child and by the age of 19 was corresponding with Ezra Pound and Kenneth Patchen. Her first book of poetry, This Kind of Bird Flies Backward, was published in 1958 by Hettie and LeRoi Jones' Totem Press.  Di Prima was a bridge figure between the Beat movement and the later hippies, as well as between East Coast and West Coast artists. ALS, 1972, written on postcard to the Phoenix Bookstore in New York...........50-75



5. Dean Young (b.1938) is the head writer of the popular comic strip Blondie, which he inherited from his father Chic Young, who died in 1973. Signed and inscribed special 1995 cover honoring Comic Strip Classics...........20-30



6. George Abbott  (1887-1995) American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than nine decades Signed 1977 FDC honoring Centennial of Sound Recording. Clean.........40-60

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7. [ART] David Jagger  (1891 – 1958)  English portrait painter. A prolific painter, he is renowned for his 1929 painting of Robert Baden-Powell.  Jagger produced portraits of illustrious people, such Queen Mary, exhibited in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1930,  and Winston Churchill.  ALS, no yr., 3 pages. VG..........50-75



8. Felix Graf von Luckner  (1881-1966)  German nobleman, navy officer, author and noted sailor who earned the epithet Der Seeteufel (the Sea-Devil) – and his crew that of Die Piraten des Kaisers (the Emperor's Pirates) – for his exploits in command of the sailing commerce raider SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) in 1916–1917.  It was his habit of successfully waging war without any casualties that made him a hero and a legend on both sides. Signed half-title page from Lowell Thomas book "Count Luckner, The Sea Devil [1928]. Signed and dated Jan. 17, '29. A few other pages from the book are included. VG.............75-100

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9.  [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




10. [ENGLAND] 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. ALS, Whitehall, 1855, 1p, folio. To Lord Fortescue. "My Lord. I have the honor to lay before the Queen your Lordships letter of 23rd inst. and I am to inform you that Her Majesty does not disapprove of the undenucutioned [?] promotion & appointment in the 1st ___? Devon ____?  Cavalry....."  Fine.........50-75

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11. [GERMANY] Karl Carstens (1914-1992)  German politician who served as President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1979 to 1984.  Signed 5x8 FDC honoring German Leaders, including himself. Fine.........50-75

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12. Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007) Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President of Austria, from 1986 to 1992. While he was running for President in Austria in 1985, his service as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy. Signed First Day Issue card honoring women. VG...........50-75

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13. [FRANCE] 1595 French Mystery document on vellum, signed, approx. 11-1/2 x 7-1/4".  One hole bottom left affects nothing. Fresh condition............150-200

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14. [FRANCE] 1528 French Mystery document on vellum, signed, approx. 11-1/2 x 7-1/4". Appears to be incomplete; probably to save the signature & seal, as it is most probably written by an archbishop or Cardinal [so identified on plastic cover].  Approx. 17-3/4 x 7-3/4".  Scan below shows left side of document; too large for scanner's window...........125-175

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15. Theophilus Parsons (1750-1813) American jurist.  Born in Newbury, Massachusetts, and the son of a clergyman, Parsons was one of the early students at the Dummer Academy (now The Governor's Academy) before matriculating to Harvard College from which he graduated in 1769, was a schoolmaster in Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) from 1770–1773; he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1774. In 1800, he moved to Boston.   He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1806 until his death in Boston in 1813. In politics, he was active as one of the Federalist leaders in the state. He was a member of the Essex County convention of 1778 — called to protest against the proposed state constitution — and as a member of the "Essex Junto" was probably the author of The Essex Result, which helped to secure the constitution's rejection at the polls.  Parsons was a member of the state constitutional convention of 1779-1780 and one of the committee of twenty-six who drafted the constitution. He was also a delegate to the state convention of 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution. According to tradition, he was the author of the famous Conciliatory Resolutions, or proposed amendments to the constitution, which did much to win over Samuel Adams and John Hancock to ratification. His Commentaries on the Laws of the United States (1836) contains some of his more important legal opinions.  Clip Signature mounted to larger card. VG...........50-75

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Prisoner at Libby Prison

16. [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, 1900, 1p, 8-1/2 x 6 in. Dues receipt for Edward W. Heath. VG............50-75

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17. Patent of Robert P. Parrott, assignor to General Electric Company, for Improvement in Airport Illumination, Granted April 9, 1935, total 5 pages,  8 x 12.5". VG...........80-120

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Contract For Artist's Estate

18. [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 gallery contract for a prominent artist to offered for sale. I am sure that it has happened before but we've never seen one. Highly unusual. Excellent condition..........300-400

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19. [FRANCE] Nicolas-Louis François de Neufchâteau (1750-1828)  French statesman, poet, and scientist. Born at Saffais, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, the son of a schoolteacher, he studied at the Jesuit college of Neufchâteau in the Vosges, and at the age of fourteen published a volume of poetry which obtained the interest of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and of Voltaire. Neufchâteau conferred on him its name, and he was elected member of some of the main academies of France. In 1783 he was named procureur-général to the council of Saint Domingue.  He had previously been engaged on a translation of Ariosto, which he finished before his return to France five years afterwards, but it was destroyed during the shipwreck which occurred during his voyage home.  After the French Revolution, Neufchâteau was elected deputy supplant to the National Assembly, charged with the organization of the département of the Vosges, and elected later to the Legislative Assembly, of which he first became secretary and then president.  In 1793 he was imprisoned on account of his supposed political sentiments - as they were deduced from his drama Paméla ou la vertu récompensée (Théâtre de la Nation, 1 August 1793), but was set free a few days afterwards with the start of the Thermidorian Reaction.  In 1797, he became Minister of the Interior, distinguishing himself by his thorough administration. It is Neufchâteau who initiated the French system of inland navigation. He inaugurated the museum of the Louvre and was one of the promoters of the first universal exhibition of industrial products. He replaced Lazare Carnot as a member of the French Directory, a position he held between 8 September 1797, and 20 May 1798.  From 1804 to 1806 he was president of the Sénat conservateur, coinciding with the establishment of the First Empire – his office implied that he was the one to solicit Napoleon Bonaparte to assume the title of Emperor. In 1803, he was admitted to the Académie française, and in 1808 he received the dignity of count. Retiring from public life in 1814, after the Bourbon Restoration, he occupied himself chiefly with the study of agriculture until his death. Long manuscript poem signed, written on both sides of 4 x 6-1/2 paper. VG.  Rare!..........200-300
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20. [FRANCE] Nestor Roqueplan (1805-1870) French writer, journalist, and theatre director. Roqueplan was considered a dandy, and witty and caustic as a writer.  On 20 November 1857 Roqueplan succeeded Émile Perrin as director of the Opéra-Comique, and held the position until 19 June 1860, when he was replaced by Alfred Beaumont.  The first new work to be presented under Roqueplan was Ambroise Thomas's 3-act Le carnaval de Venise on 9 December.  At the beginning of 1859 Roqueplan brought suit against Le Figaro for harassment regarding his directorship. According to The Literary Gazette of London, the Figaro had described Roqueplan as "a species of Pasha, lolling upon a couch, smoking a cigar, and desirous only of escaping from all the details of his administration." Not long thereafter came the triumphant premiere of Meyerbeer's Le pardon de Ploërmel, but despite its success, his financial difficulties increased. Eventually the constant money problems caused him to retire from opera management.  ALS, not dated, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG.........50-75


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21.  [FRANCE] Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (1868-1949)  French financier and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France. His personal calling card on which he pens about 11 lines dated 1926 and signed.  4.5 x 2.75". VG...........40-60


22. [FRANCE] Pierre Wolff (1864-1944)   successful  French playwright. He wrote many pieces of theater and was also librettist several operettas and musicals. He also gave lectures on the history of the song ( Marie Dubas there began his singing career varieties by interpreting the themes of folklore).  His personal calling card on which he pens a few lines [unsigned ??]. VG..............25-35


23. [FRANCE] Mlle Cécile Charlotte Furtado (1821-1896) was a daughter of Elie Furtado, the chief rabbi of Bayonne, and Rose Fould, a daughter of Beer Léon Fould, banker and the mayor of Rocquencourt. She married in 1838 Charles Heine (1810-1865), a scion of a rich banking dynasty and first cousin of the poet Heinrich (Henri) Heine (1797-1856).  Mme Furtado-Heine was chiefly known for her philanthropy in the areas of medicine, education, and religion. During the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, she supported the Red Cross and the ambulance services; and in 1895 she bequeathed her villa in Nice as a hospital and sanatorium for wounded and convalescent soldiers. In 1884 she founded and endowed an orphanage in the 14th Arrondissement on the street which was renamed Rue Furtado-Heine in her honour after her death, as well as similar children’s establishments in Bayone and Montrouge.  She was a generous donor to the Institut Pasteur, and her commemorative bust still adorns the halls of the Institute. Mme Furtado-Heine also generously contributed to numerous Jewish charities and benevolent organisations; and financially supported the building of new synagogues in France and Belgium.  Her charitable and philanthropic endeavours were recognised by the Government of France, and in 1896 she became the Officer of the Legion d’Honneur, a distinction very rare for a woman in the nineteenth century. ALS, no date, 1p, approx. 4 x 6". Fine.............75-100

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24. [NOBEL PRIZE] JEAN DAUSSET (1916- ) French Immunologist - Nobel Prize winner. In 1958 he described the Human Leucocytes Antigens System. This is unique to everyopne and is a marker present on the surface of cells and tissue. The body releives on the HLA System to identifyy its own cells and tissues from foreign ones. This discovery has enabled the transplants of organs of tissues thereby saving millions of lives. In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology & Medicine. SIGNED/inscribed large booklet on front with his photo..............40-60


25. [SOUTHERN POLITICS]  Robert Novak (1931-2009) American syndicated columnist, journalist, television personality, author, and conservative political commentator. After working for two newspapers before serving for the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he became a reporter for the Associated Press and then for The Wall Street Journal. He teamed up with Rowland Evans in 1963 to start Inside Report, which became the longest running syndicated political column in U.S. history and ran in hundreds of papers. They also started the Evans-Novak Political Report, a notable biweekly newsletter, in 1967. Offered here is a Autograph Manuscript, 4 full pages on a legal pad paper constituting the draft of his column which ran Sept. 28, 1973. Fascinating account of that week's Southern Governors Conference at which Gov. Jimmy Carter of Georgia proposed a south-wide presidential primary, a plan that Gov. George Wallace of Alabama endorsed. Included is a newspaper clipping of the column and a note by Novak enclosing the manuscript, along with the mailing envelope. VG.........150-200

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26. (Hollywood Lot)    Jack Valenti (1921-2007)  longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world. SIGNED, inscribed 8x10 photograph - Sylvia Sidney ( 1910-1999)  American character actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas – SIGNED 8x10 portrait photograph signed in gold in ink - Margaret Pellegrini (1923-2013)  American actress best known for playing one of the munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.  SIGNED Christmas Card, with sentiment -   Carl Laemmle, Jr. (1908-1979)  American heir and businessman. He was in charge of production at Universal Studios from 1928 to 1936. During Carl, Jr.'s tenure as head of production, the studio had great success with films such as All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Dracula (1931), Waterloo Bridge (1931), Frankenstein (1931), East of Borneo (1931), A House Divided (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Imitation of Life (1934), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).However, Carl, Jr. (often referred to as "Junior" Laemmle) had developed a reputation for spending too much money on films that did not earn back their cost. By the end of 1935, the studio had spent so much money, and had so many flops, that J. Cheever Cowdin offered to buy the Laemmles out. The notable success, both financially and critically, of the 1936 film Show Boat, was not enough to stem the downslide, and both men were forced out of the company. Neither worked on another film again, despite the fact that Carl, Jr. lived forty-three more years. Charles R. Rogers became the new head of production at the studio.   TLS, dated July 6, 1935 on Universal Pictures stationary. A letter of recommendation..............100-150


27. [ART] Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) contemporary American realist painter. He was raised in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania, son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He is artistic heir to the Brandywine School tradition, painters who worked in the rural Brandywine River area of Delaware and Pennsylvania, portraying its people, animals, and landscape.  Signed 3x5 card. Fine.............25-35

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28.  [FILM]  Peter Lawford (1923-1984) American actor. Carbon receipt copy for $75 - his dues for 1966 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD. Approx. 6 x 3.5". VG.  Not signed.............20-30

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1876 - Declaration of Independence

29. 1876 Centennial Reprint of the classic July 8, 1776 issue of DUNLAP'S PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER containing the Declaration of Independence 16.5" x 11," as expected small tears, partial separation at one fold, all iwell away from the Declaration printing. Published by J.V. Vondersmith and printed in Philadelphia in 1876 by the Saturday Evening Mirror. A fun and historic souvenir piece.............150-200

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30.  [TV] Chris Cluess is a producer and writer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), MADtv (1995) and Night Court (1984). Signed [endorsed on verso] 1984 Warner Bros. pay check. VG..............25-35

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31. [FRANCE] Geoffroy Brossais Saint-Marc  (1803-1878) Bishop of Rennes from 1841 until his death. Document Signed, 1847, 1p., approx. 8 x 10-1/2". VG...............100-150

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32. [FRANCE] Alexandre Moreau de Jonnes  (1778-1870) French adventurer , military and official  in charge of General Statistics of France until 1851, when Alfred Legoyt succeeded him. At the age of thirteen  he was drafted by Jean-Lambert Tallien in the National Guard to serve in the minimal section keeping the King Louis XVI imprisoned in the Tuileries.   His section was controlled by the Marquis de La Fayette.  In his post, he is witness to the conspiracy of the Knights of the dagger and the day of August 10, 1791 during which held "the bloodiest battle of all those delivered in a public place during the Revolution."  In September 1791 , he returned to Rennes to resume his studies, but he was again called in garrison and his battalion was sent to the department 's Ille-et-Vilaine , in the fight against insurgents in Morbihan. It is a civil war, made ambushes, ambush, of treachery and killings. He participated in the battles of Hede and Vannes.  After these hard campaigns, Alexander is assigned as a gunner on a Navy ship, brig of war, Papillon , including the captain, a former officer of the Royal Navy, is greatly appreciated. At the age of sixteen, he is vested with functions Coxswain . The mission of the ship is to browse the ports of the Levant , to provide instructions to the consuls of the Republic of France. The mission takes place without any problems until the stop of Toulon, where they fall in the fighting between royalists and republicans . The captain did not want to take part, preferring to scuttle his ship. Alexandre was posted to the walls and in the custody of the magazine.  When the city fell to the royalists, a part of the navy engaged the British. The city is killing before being occupied by the British, then she is besieged by new French troops which stands Captain Napoleon Bonaparte , which then controls the guns. Instead resumed and the British withdrew, Alexander and a few soldiers tried unsuccessfully to prevent the fire from the arsenal and the city. He joined his building, refurbished, and manages to escape from this hell avoiding French guns and British vessels.  We have deleted much from this description [translated].  Very interesting Frenchman.  ALS, 1840, 2pp, approx. 8x12". VG............125-175

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33. [FRANCE] LETTRES PATENTES Du Roi, 1764, 12-pages, approx. 7x9".  From the old Royal regime on Jesuits. Rare! Superb condition for any age................100-150

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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

34. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original pencil  DRAWING, unsigned,  dated 1930 approx. 9.5 x 12 in. paper. Unframed. 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 DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale. Also, showing below is a copy of Royal Academy of Arts notification that Samuel Courtauld has selected a painting by Solomon for purchase in 1945. Courtauld, who would died two tears later, was the founder of the Courtauld Art Institute in England. Courtauld had formed an important art collection including multiple works by Manet, Cezanne, Renoir etc., which he gave to the Courtauld and the Tate. He had purchased at least 5 paintings by Frederick Solomon and when he saw the painting JACOB at Solomon's exhibition at the JABE Gallery he ordered that the painting be sent to the TATE Gallery but he died a few days later and the purchase never took place. We will include a copy of the Royal Academy/Courtauld purchase document to the winning bidder.........100-150

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35. [FRANCE]  François-Marie-Benjamin Richard (1819-1908) French Cardinal,  archbishop of Paris, French prelate.  Educated at the seminary of St Sulpice he became successively vicar-general of Nantes, bishop of Belley, and in 1875 coadjutor of Paris. In 1886 the death of Archbishop Guibert was followed by Mgr. Richard's appointment to the see of Paris, and in 1889 he received a cardinal's hat.  In January 1900 the trial of the Assumptionist Fathers resulted in the dissolution of their society as an illegal association. The next day an official visit of the archbishop to the Fathers was noted by the government as an act of a political character, and Mgr. Richard was officially censured. His attitude was in general exceedingly moderate, he had no share in the extremist policy of the Ultramontanes, and throughout the struggle over the law of Associations and the law of Separations he maintained his reasonable temper.  He presided in September 1906 over an assembly of bishops and archbishops at his palace in the rue de Grenelle, a few days after the papal encyclical forbidding French Catholics to form associations for public worship, but it was then too late for conciliation. In December he gave up the archiepiscopal palace to the government authorities. He was then an old man of nearly ninety, and his eviction evoked great sympathy.  Letter Signed, 1866,  2 pages, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2". VG................100-150

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36.  [FRANCE] René-François Régnier [1794-1881] Archbishop of Cambrai (France), created cardinal priest 1873; participated in the Conclave of 1878, which elected Pope Leo XIII.  ALS, 1846, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8". VG...........100-150

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37. [ART] Emile Wauters (1846-1933)  Belgian painter. He was born in Brussels. Successively the pupil of Portaels and Jean-Léon Gérôme, he produced in 1868 The Battle of Hastings: the Finding of the body of Harold by Edith, a work of striking, precocious talent.  As his youth disqualified him for the medal of the Brussels Salon, which otherwise would have been his, he was sent, by way of compensation, by the minister of fine arts, as artist-delegate to Suez for the opening of the canal, a visit that was fruitful later on.  In 1870, when he was yet only twenty-two years of age, Wauters exhibited his great historical picture of Mary of Burgundy entreating the Sheriffs of Ghent to pardon the Councillors Hugonet and Humbercourt (Liege Museum) which created a veritable furore, an impression which was confirmed the following year at the London International Exhibition.  It was eclipsed by the celebrated Madness of Hugo van der Goes (1872, Brussels Museum), a picture which led to the commission for the two large works decorating the Lions staircase of the Hotel de Ville Mary of Burgundy swearing to respect the Communal Rights of Brussels, 1477 and The Armed Citizens of Brussels demanding the Charta from Duke John IV of Brabant. His other large compositions comprise Sobieski and his Staff before Besieged Vienna (Brussels Museum) and the Harvest of a journey to Spain and Tangiers, The Great Mosque, and Serpent Charmers of Sokko, and a souvenir of his Egyptian travel, Cairo, from the Bridge of Kasr-el-Nil (Antwerp Museum). His vast panorama probably the noblest and most artistic work of this class ever produced Cairo and the Banks of the Nile (1881), 380 ft. by 49 ft., executed in six months, was exhibited with extraordinary success in Brussels, Munich, and the Hague. He received the Order of Merit of Prussia, and is Commander of the Order of Leopold, and of that of St. Michael of Bavaria, Officer of the Légion d'honneur, among other awards.  ALS, no date, 1p., approx. 4-1/2 x 7". Very Fine condition............125-175

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38. [FRANCE]  Pierre-Augustin-Bernardin de Rosset de Fleury  (1717-1780)  French prelate.  Bishop of Chartres from 1746-1780.  Born in Castle Pérignan ( Aude ), is the second son of John Hercules Rosset of Rocozels Fleury and Marie de Rey, and grand-son of Bernardin de Rosset of Rocozels and Marie Fleury (sister of Cardinal Fleury ). Was educated at the Collège de la Marche in Paris, and the Sorbonne , where he obtained the cap doctorate in theology in 1742. Appointed Bishop of Chartres by royal patent, and confirmed in this position by Pope Benedict XIV in 1746, he took the name of Peter VI. First chaplain Leszczyńska Marie (1743) and Grand Chaplain Marie-Antoinette (1774), he was made ​​Commander of the Order of the Holy Spirit in the royal chapel of the castle of Versailles (1777). During the harsh winter of 1751-1752, he gave his silver at the Mint for the relief of the destitute. At Chartres Bishop rebuilt the episcopal palace. He died on January 13, 1780 the palace of the Tuileries , where he had an apartment, and was buried in Saint-Louis-du-Louvre in the family tomb.  Manuscript Document Signed, 1767, written by him, approx. 5-1/4 x 3". VG...........100-150

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39. [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, 1786, 1-page, approx. 8-1/4 x 12-1/2".  Not translated.............200-300

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40. [FRANCE] Jean-Charles-Julien Luce Lancival   (1764-1810)  French poet and playwright born in French Saint-Gobain ( Picardie ), France.  Luce Lancival was a brilliant student at Louis-le-Grand College and was appointed professor of rhetoric at the college of Navarre at age 22 ( 1786 ). The following year  he left teaching and took orders. He became noted for his talents as a preacher. In the French Revolution, he broke his vows and turned to theater.  To 1797 , he was in charge of the French literature during Prytanée former Collège Louis-le-Grand . He remained a professor of rhetoric at the imperial school at the time of reorganization of the University. He was then called to the chair of Latin poetry at the Sorbonne .  In 1805 , he wrote his poem in six cantos Achilles in Skyros, his best known work.  In the theater, Luce Lancival won his greatest success shortly before his death, with his tragedy 'of Hector , shown in 1809 at the Comédie-French . On a subject taken from the Iliad , the piece caused a sensation by nature judged by the very contemporary faithful to the spirit of ancient Greece. Napoleon rewarded the author assigning him a pension of 6,000 French francs. His love of life, pushed to debauchery, was famous in his time. He must have lost a leg, probably because of diabetes, and carry a wooden leg. Despite this disability and poor health, he gave himself with great dedication to the teaching of literature and was an outstanding teacher.  Rare ALS, 1808, 1p, approx. 4.5 x 7.5". Fine..........150-200

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41. Herbert H. Lehman (1878-1963)  Democratic Party politician from New York. He was the 45th Governor of New York from 1933 to 1942, and represented New York in the United States Senate from 1950 to 1957.  Signed  photo,  9 x 7-3/4. VG..........50-75

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42. Princess Soraya of Iran (1932 – 2001)  Queen of Iran as the second wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Signed photo, about 3-1/2 x 4-5/8". VG............40-60

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Drawing By Albert Sterner

43. [ART] ALBERT STERNER  (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL ink drawing unsigned, image size approx. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 in. plus margins. Left margin with numerous faults - one short tear into image  is not bad. Otherwise 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...........120-180

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44. [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
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45. [CARDINAL]  Romualdo Braschi-Onesti (1753-1817) Italian Cardinal. He was the cardinal-nephew of Pius VI (1775–1799), was the penultimate cardinal-nephew. Despite Pius VI's lineage to a noble Cesena family, his only sister had married a man from the poor Onesti family. Therefore, he commissioned a genealogist to discover (and inflate) some trace of nobility in the Onesti lineage, an endeavor which yielded only a circuitous connection to Saint Romualdo.  Nephew of Pius VI, son of Marquis Honest di Cesena, was adopted, with his brother Louis, who lacked family Braschi male succession. Created Cardinal in 1781, was Grand prior of the order of Malta, prefect of Propaganda, Secretary of small and one of the promoters, in 1800, the election of Pius VII. Signature on a papal brief in excellent condition on vellum dated 1806 "Pius PP. VII".  Approx. 15-1/4 x 7. Boldly signed bottom right.........200-300

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46. [MUSIC] JEFF VON DER SCHMIDT is Conductor and Founding Artistic Director of Southwest Chamber Music. A two-time Grammy Award-winning conductor, he has led numerous performances of standard 20th century composers as well as world and local premieres of new work. Mr. von der Schmidt has received six Grammy nominations, including consecutive 2003 and 2004 Grammy Awards as conductor for the Complete Chamber Music of Carlos Chávez Volumes and 2. His performance was nominated for Best Classical Album in 2005 for the Complete Chamber Music of Carlos Chávez, Volume 3 by both mainstream and Latin Grammys. Recent projects include leading cultural exchanges at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, featuring Aura, a major new composition by Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Chinary Ung; and a complete cycle of the chamber music of Carlos Chávez with Southwest Chamber Music and the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble at the UNAM Center in Mexico City in May 2007.  His successful 2003 performance at the Library of Congress, with soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson in Richard Felciano’s An American Decameron, was greeted with a standing ovation. He has led cycles of the Los Angeles works of Arnold Schoenberg at Cooper Union in New York City and at the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, where Southwest Chamber Music was the first American ensemble to perform at the Center since its relocation from the University of Southern California.  Signed [endorsed on verso] 1984 Warner Bros. pay check. VG..............25-35

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47  .  [FRANCE] Eugene Sue (1804-1857)  French novelist. His period of greatest success and popularity coincided with that of Alexandre Dumas, père, with whom he has been compared. ALS, no date, 1p, approx. 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". VG..........200-300

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48. Charles Anderson Dana (1819-1897) American journalist, author, and government official, best known for his association with Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War and his aggressive political advocacy after the war. Signed card dated April 5, 1884...........25-35

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49. [ART] Rufino Tamayo  (1899-1991) Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences.  He was one of Mexico's most important artists.  Rare signed photograph, small 2-1/2 x 3". VG.............100-150

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50.   (British Literature Lot)  -   Humbert Wolfe CB CBE (1885-1940)  Italian-born British poet, man of letters and civil servant.  He was one of the most popular authors of the 1920s.  TLS, 1931 -  William Pett Ridge (1859–1930), English author.   ALS, on personal note card, ny, nd - Beatrice Harraden (1864–1936)  British writer and suffragette. Clipped SIGNATURE, with sentiment - Thomas Jones (1870-1955) Welsh writer.  SIGNED, printed Christmas Note dated 1928  - Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman CH (1903-2000), known as Steven Runciman, was a British historian known for his work on the Middle Ages.  ALS on card 1958 - Temple Hornaday Fielding (1913–1983)  a noted travel writer. During World War II, he was a psyop operative in Europe under the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Morale Operations Branch (MO) unit, 2677th Regiment OSS (Provisional). The "2677" was the subject of an inside joke at MO Rome, since the Pantone color code for the ink used in the forgery of the 6 pfennig Hitler head stamp was 2677. MO Rome was headed by Eugene P. Warner, a civilian, formerly of the Associated Press. Fielding's first travel guide was published in 1948. In 1951 he and his wife moved from New York to Denmark, but soon resettled in Formentor, Mallorca, Spain, where he established his company headquarters for Fielding Publications, Inc.  TLS, 1957, in which he has written in various smiley faces, musical notes and hearts Also with small unsigned photo, with original envelope mailed from Spain  - Henry Major Tomlinson (1873-1958)  British writer and journalist. He was known for anti-war and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea.  In World War I he was an official correspondent for the British Army, in France. In 1917 he returned to work with H. W. Massingham on The Nation, which opposed the war. He left the paper in 1923, when Massingham resigned because of a change of owner and political line. His 1931 book Norman Douglas was one of the first biographies of that scandalous but then much admired writer. SIGNED 6x9 page...........70-90


51. [BRITISH ART]  Lot of 11 autographs:   Sir George Framton (1860-1928) ALS, 1926. PLUS 10 signatures in various forms: Charles Hayter [1761-1835), Sigismund Goetze (1866-1939), Robert Austin (1895-1973), William Haselden (1872-1853), Sir Charles Wheeler (1894-1974), Sir Martin Shee (1769-1850),  John Pettie (1839-1893), Jos. Farquharson (1846-1935), Charles Gere (1869-1957), Robert Greenham (1906-1976). All with biographical sheets. Varied conditions but mostly G-VG...........100-150


52. [AMERICAN ART] Lot of 9 autographs: Koren Der Harootian (1909-1991) sculptor. Signed 3.5 x 5" photo showing him working on sculpture. Thomas Hoving (b. 1931) Dir. of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for many years. TLS, 1969. PLUS signature in various forms of Jo Mieiziner  (1896-1975), Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940),  Charles Grafly (1862-1929) sculptor, Bernie Fuchs (b. 1932), Charles Jorgensen (1860-1935), Felix de Weldon (1907-2003) sculptor, and Marie Danforth Page (1869-1940). Bio. sheets with all except
Jo Mieiziner.  Varied conditions but mostly G-VG...........100-150


53. [ART]  Frank Beard (1842-1905)  grew to become a widely known American illustrator, "chalk talk" artist, and cartoonist in the late 19th century.  In early 1850s, Beard was a boy of 7 or 8 years old when he first saw Yankee Notions, which he later termed "the first American comic journal," published by T.W. Strong in New York City USA. His favorite was Brother Jonathan published by Wilson & Company in New York City. He and his brothers would "spread the pages on the floor and lie on our stomachs, studying the pictures and spelling out the titles and jokes beneath them, for hours together." Beard's first published work as an illustrator may have appeared in Comic Monthly, published from 1859 to 1881. His cartoons also appeared in Judge. Beard drew both single panel cartoons and sequential art (comics). Around 1893 he began illustrating for The Ram's Horn, a non-denominational Christian periodical published during the 1890s and early 1900s by Frederick L. Chapman & Company in Chicago, Illinois USA. The magazine warned of the growing dangers of secularism in American society which were becoming more evident at that time. Eventually Beard became the magazine's principal illustrator, drawing both covers and interior illustrations. It is reported that, at some point in his career, Beard vowed to no longer do any cartoons which weren't aimed at spreading Christianity. Some of The Ram's Horn material was gathered together into a book called Fifty Great Cartoons(1899), published by the magazine for its subscribers. A full color edition of Beard's artwork, entitled One Hundred Sermon Pictures, was published in 1902.  Frank's brother was Daniel Carter Beard [1850-1941]  American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Offered here is an original ink drawing, unsigned but guaranteed to be by him, approx. 14-1/2 x 11-1/4" thick paper stock. Small corner piece missing affects nothing. VG..........200-300

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Drawing By Albert Sterner

54. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL charcoal drawing unsigned [has Estate handstamp], image size approx. 9-1/2 x 8-1/2 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...........400-600

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55.  [ART] Charles Meryon (1821-1868) French artist, who worked almost entirely in etching, as he suffered from color-blindness.  He is generally recognised as the most significant etcher of 19th century France. He also suffered from mental illness, dying in an asylum. His most famous work is a series of views of Paris. Offered here "Le Ministère de la Marine" (The Admiralty, Paris), photogravure 1926 of his etching [1865].  These superb photogravures, there were 20 printed in 1926, are often sold as etchings. You see them all the time offered at around $400 to $800 each. The sellers, obviously are not aware of what they are offering. The original 1865 etching retailed at $1500. Plate size approx. 6-1/2 x 5-1/2" plus wide clean margins. A superb example of the original..............100-150

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56. [ART] Francesco Villamena (1564–1624) was an Italian engraver and artist. Villamena was born in Assisi. He studied under Cornelis Cort. Others state he was a follower of Agostino Carracci. Villamena produced primarily works of religious and historical subjects. He died in Rome in 1624.  Original engraving after Raphael, The Adoration of the Magi,, 1626, engraving, plate signed with initials, approx. 5-3/4 x 9-3/4".  We located other examples of this engraving in the collections of  the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest [inventory #8280].  Old plastic tape remains at outer points on eacg side, see brown looking areas. We are pretty sure that if steamed in those areas the tape will fall away.  Otherwise in very fine condition.........300-400

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57.
[ART] William Unger (1837-1932) The long-lived William Unger 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). William 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. Etching, "Cleopatra", after painting by Hans Makart, image approx. 9-1/4 x 12-1/2 plus margins. Done circa 1883. VG..........150-200

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Original Old Master Engraving

58. [ART] Joseph Wagner (Thalendorf, 1706 - Munich, 1780) a highly regarded 18th century engraver, Joseph Wagner studied painting under Jacopo Amigoni, in Venice. This Italian master persuaded Wagner to turn his talents to the art of engraving. This proved to be to Amigoni's advantage as for the following ten years, Joseph Wagner was largely employed by him to engrave designs from his paintings. Wagner thus accompanied his former teacher to Rome, Bologna, Paris and England (1733). His first commission in England was to engrave the portraits of the daughters of George II -- Anne, Amelia and Caroline. After residing in London for several years, Wagner returned to Venice. In the following years he excelled in portrait studies, Biblical scenes and landscape depictions. Among his most famous engravings (as listed by G. C. Williamson ) are Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, The Holy Family (after Veronese), St. John in the Desert, The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel and Mary, the Infant Jesus and Joseph, after the design of Solimena. (G. C. Williamson, Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Bell & Sons, London, 1934, Vol. V, p. 331). During the latter part of his career in Venice, Joseph Wagner opened a school of engraving as well as conducting a profitable publishing house. Among Wagner's best known assistants and students were Flipart, Beraldi and Francesco Bartolozzi, who would become England's greatest master of the stipple engraving in the late eighteenth century. Offered here is a wonderful original engraving printed upon eighteenth century hand-made, laid paper, with thin margins [often the custom during this period], image approx. 8-3/4 x 6" plus thin margins. It is a superb impression with full tonal contrasts and in excellent condition throughout. A beautiful, original example of the engraved art of Joseph Wagner. Tipped at top corners to stiff paper stock.............300-400

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59. [OLD MASTER] Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. 1660 is the death date given by the San Francisco Art Museum; ArtPrice.com auction records gives death as 1866. This is an Original etching. Image approx. 6-1/2 x 9 in. plate mark plus margins. Printed on laid paper and in very good condition except 2 small brown spots well away from image. Three mounting traces on outer edge verso. Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. This etching was pulled from the original 1600s plate.........100-150


60.  [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 8-1/4 x 12-1/4" with thin margins laid to old sheet. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........100-150

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Original 18th Century Portrait

61. [Old Master] Original  Portrait of  John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, engraved  by George Vertue (1684 – 1756) English engraver and antiquary, whose notebooks on British art of the first half of the 18th century are a valuable source for the period. The subject of this portrait appears ion Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V; Henry VI, Part 1.  Prince John first appears in 1 Henry IV where he fights for his father at the Battle of Shrewsbury. Historically, John was only fourteen at the time of the battle, but, considering that boys were put into battle at relatively young ages, it is possible that he may have at least been on the battlefield. In 2 Henry IV he is portrayed in a negative light when he dupes the Archbishop and Earl Marshal into dismissing their army, before arresting them for treason. In reality, it was the Earl of Westmorland who talked down the rebels. Bedford appears as a man who is completely loyal to his brother in Henry V and is a main figure in the government of his nephew Henry VI. As Regent of France, he returns to his area of responsibility in an attempt to subdue the rebellions there. He dies while sitting in a chair at Rouen, just after he hears the patriotic screams of his fellow countrymen. The last impression one is given of Bedford by Shakespeare is a fairly positive one: he is a loyal servant of the crown who gave his life for his king, cause and country. The image is approx. 11 x 7-1/4" plus margins which are only lightly foxed. Along 2 of the edges there are short tears but all are well away from the image........150-200

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62. 
[ART] Christo (b. 1935) Contemporary artist. Signed 11 x 14 repro. print of his famous work "The Umbrellas." He has also signed the name of his late wife/artist on the print. VG.........100-150

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63.
[FRANCE] Marquis Dupuy De La Mothe - ALS, 1769, 1p, 8-1/4 x 12-3/4". VG.....100-150

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64. [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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65. [ITALY-FRANCE] Hyacinthe Serroni  (born in Rome 1617- died 1687 in Paris) Italian ecclesiastical rights, and Intendant of the Navy for the kingdom of France. It is bestowed in 1625 the abbey of Saint-Nicolas de Rome by Pope Urban VIII , but eventually will return to the Order of St. Dominic. He arrived in France in 1645 , then a doctorate in theology. From 1646 he became bishop 's Orange but must return to the church of Minerva in Rome. He returned to France in 1648 and became Vicar Apostolic of the ecclesiastical province of Tarragona . After five years of service to the diocese, the King appointed him superintendent of the Navy and of the province of Provence . It will then intendant of the army and general visitors in Catalonia until the truce between France and Spain . In 1660, he was appointed along with Pierre de Marca , archbishop of Toulouse , to participate in the Conference Ceret which should fix the boundary between France and Spain, but has no separate conclusion. On 12 November 1660 , he signed the Treaty of Llívia as representative of Louis XIV , which are discussed in detail the thirty-three villages of Cerdanya , which should belong to France under the Treaty of the Pyrenees .  In 1661 he was appointed bishop of Mende by the King. So he left his office in Orange. Then, in 1676 , he obtained the bishopric 'of Albi . In 1676 , the diocese was erected by Archbishop Hyacinthe Serroni and is the first Archbishop of Albi, until his death in 1687 . It is used in particular to implement the decisions of the Council of Trent. From 1679, he convened a synod that brings together all the clergy of his diocese. Synodal Orders are published in the same year. To ensure the "holy reformation" and the quality of its clergy, Serroni installs a seminar in 1679 in a house in the Bout-du-Pont in Albi. The management is entrusted to the Jesuits. Manuscript letter of document, 1660, mostly written on front side, signed on verso. Approx. 9 x 12". VG.............150-250

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66.  [FRANCE] Michel Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly (1714-1769), Duke of Picquigny and then Duke of Chaulnes from 1744, was a French astronomer and physicist.  The son of Louis Auguste d'Albert d'Ailly (1676–1744), the Duke of Chaulnes, Michel Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly commanded the light cavalry of the Maison du Roi (English: King's Household). In 1750 he became the king's commissioner in Brittany and persuaded the assembly to accept the Vingtième tax. He married Anne-Josephe Bonnier, one of Marie Leszczynska's ladies-in-waiting and their son Louis Joseph inherited the family dukedom.  As an astronomer and physicist he was particularly interested in scientific instruments and used most of his income to build and collect them. His estate contains a remarkable amount of rare and curious items collected from Egypt, Greece, China, including Etruscan vases of all types, antique bronzes and natural history specimens.  At a time at which physicists were abandoning glass globe electrostatic generators, which used sulphur or resin, to use glass plates instead, the Duke of Chaulnes built the largest machine of this type that had yet been seen. He used it to produce the effects of lightning for the first time in France.  In 1743, he was made an honorary member of the Académie des sciences. Two years after that, he published a memoir in article form which described his experiments, and was included at the beginning of Newton's Opticks Bk. IV. In this work, he described his discovery of the peculiarities of the diffraction of light rays reflected by a concave mirror and how they might be stopped by a board pierced in the middle. In 1765, he introduced an astronomical instrument fitted with two achromatic lenses. He also invented a new microscope which he built in England and he gives a description of it, illustrated with several plates. He first thought of the manufacture of artificial mineral water.  He died in Paris in 1769 and a eulogy to him was published in the 1769 volume of the anthology of the Académie des sciences. ALS, dated 1761, 1p, approx. 8-1/4 x 12-3/4. Addressed to Nonsieur Mon Compagnon - speaks about next campaign. VG...............100-150

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67. [FILM] Doris Vidor (1913-1978) she was the daughter of Warner Brothers Pictures founder Harry Warner; wife of Charles Vidor, producer-director Mervyn LeRoy and showman Billy Rose. She served for many years as a story director at United Artists. TLS, United Artists Corp, 1961, 2pp, to Bill Asher at Desilu Studios.  Very interesting content letter about the book THE LITTLE PRINCE.  She read the book, liked it but then gives her thoughts on making it into a film, which she doesn't think will work. Interesting. Provenance: Estate of Milton Ebbins, partner of the actor Peter Lawford.............75-100

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68.
[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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69. [FRANCE] Jacques Marie de Caritat de Condorcet (1703-1783) French prelate, Bishop of Auxerre , of Gap and Lisieux 1761–1783. Jacques-Marie de Condorcet's vicar-general of the Bishop of Rodez , Yse Saléon his uncle. He then became the headquarters of Gap in 1742 and transferred to the diocese of Auxerre in 1754.  It shows a declared enemy of Jansenism and raises a formidable opposition. Its own chapter seeks and obtains an order from the king into exile in the convent of Bernardine of Vauluisant near Villeneuve-Archbishop . It gives him the bishopric of Lisieux in 1761. The famous Marquis de Condorcet , who is his nephew, was raised by his care. [translated].  ALS, 1764, 2pp, approx. 5-1/2 x 7-1/4". Fine.............100-150


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70. [FRANCE]  Alfred-Casimir-Alexis Williez  (1836-1911) Bishop of Arras 1892-1911.  ALS, 1904, 2 pages, approx. 5 x 8-1/4".  Speaks of preparation for the great Catholic Youth Congress. Fine............80-120
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71. [FRANCE]
Count Gabriel Cortois Pressigny (1745-1823)  Vicar General of Langres , commendatory abbot of Saint-Jacques in the diocese of Béziers, Prior of the Priory of Commagny to Moulins-Engilbert , which it holds the benefit at the time of the Revolution. He was appointed bishop of Saint-Malo 11 December 1785 and consecrated 15 January 1786 by the bishops of Langres , Dijon and Chalons .  October 14, 1790, he is served with the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and the French suppression of his diocese decreed by the National Assembly. Refusing to take the oath, he is forced into exile, first in Chambéry, then Switzerland and Bavaria. Returned to France after the signing of the Concordat of 1801, he plays no role under the First Empire. He offered his resignation to the Pope in 1816, typical attitude of the survivors of the episcopate of the ancien regime, ultra-royalist and Gallican.  Charged in August 1814 by Louis XVIII to negotiate a new concordat with the Holy See,  he is recalled in spring 1816 and is named Peer of France then Archbishop of Besançon September 20, 1817. But he officially takes his seat until 1 November 1819. Often absent from the diocese, he died in Paris May 2, 1823.  ALS, 1818, 3 full pages, approx. 7.5 x 9".  There is a small hole in top line of page 3 o/w Fine...............125-175


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72. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Five charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2.5 x 3 in. Image areas very good. Smudging in margins. Unsigned...............100-150

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

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74. [ART] Gustave Marie Greux [1838-1919] French etcher. Original etching, classic Barbizon scene, signed in the plate, image about 3-3/4 x 6-3/4" plus margins. Printed text on verso. VG............50-75

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75. [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



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

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77. [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




78. [ART] Scott Leighton (1849-1898)  Although American artist Nicholas Winfield Scott Leighton is best known for his paintings of horses, horse racing and barnyard scenes, Scott Leighton was also an accomplished landscape artist.  At the age of 17, Scott Leighton moved to Portland, Maine, and received his early artistic training under Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915).  In 1880, Leighton moved to Boston to set up a studio of his own.  He continued to be involved with horses and their trainers and produced many lithographs for Currier and Ives.  Some of his paintings that were reproduced in prints included: On the Road, In the Stable, Three Veterans, and The Fearnaught Stallions.  The artist exhibited his work at the Boston Art Club, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design.  Leighton’s talent and skill as an artist was so great, he was often complimented as the “Landseer of the United States.”  This was a direct reference to British artist Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA (1802-1873), an acclaimed nineteenth-century artist who specialized in animal paintings.  Unfortunately, Leighton met with a sad and tragic end. According to a New York Times article published on January 4, 1898:“Scott Leighton, the well-known artist, was committed to the McLean Insane Asylum to-day…Mr. Leighton’s condition was certified to by Dr. George F. Jelly, the expert on mental diseases.”  The article continues to relate the event by stating:  “Mr. Leighton’s delusion is that he is possessed of millions, and wants to build a great theatre.  He also planned a big banquet for Sunday night, at which all his friends were to be present…As the time for dinner approached…Mr. Leighton put on his dress suit and paraded up and down the corridor of the Revere House awaiting the arrival of his guests.  Then he fell to singing negro songs.  The hotel rang with the notes of his powerful voice, which years ago was trained for choir singing.  To Dr. Jelly, who examined him, [Leighton] said: “If I go to the McLean Asylum for treatment, Doctor, will it hurt my business or reputation when I leave it?” “Not in the least,” replied Dr. Jelly. “All right, I’ll go”’ the artist answered at once.”  Scott Leighton passed away on the morning of January 18, 1898 from complications of pneumonia.  CLIP SIGNATURE, approx. 4-1/2 x 2-1/8"..............50-75


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79.
[FRANCE] Charles TREPIED [1845-1907] Fr. astronomer. ALS, 1891, 2-1/2 pages, to the noted astronomer Ernest Mouchez, who was one of the greats of his time, did hydrographic map of South America; and was the 1st to organize, world wide, a complete photography of the sky. Trepied speaks about astronomy. Fine..........100-150

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Seven Letters About The 1910 Play NICK CARTER
80. [FRANCE]  Guillaume Livet - French writer who, with the playwright Alexandre Bisson, co-wrote the 1910 play Nick Carter vs. Fantômas. In the United States Nick Carter was the  fictional character who began  as a pulp fiction private detective and has appeared in a variety of formats over more than a century. The original play by Bisson & Livet in New York, in 1910. A mysterious criminal mastermind stages a daring escape from the courtroom where he is being tried, after having been arrested by Nick Carter, and challenges the world-famous detective to a contest of wits: Will the mysterious "Mr. Melvil" succeed in kidnapping the rich heiress, Helen Dodler, despite all the resources of Nick Carter and his men? This never before translated play, initially performed at the Theatre de l'Ambigu-Comique in Paris in 1910, was penned by two prolific French vaudeville writers, who had the extraordinary idea of pitting Nick Carter against a villain just as cunning and resourceful as himself: an enigmatic character, who is none other than Fantômas, the Lord of Terror. Offered here is an archive concerning the Nick Carter play in France, 1910. Includes: by Livet - 2 TLSs, 3 ALSs, an unsigned page in the hand of Livet, plus an ALS, 190-9, in an unidentified hand, about Nick Carter. 7 pieces in all - not translated.............300-400



81. John Toland (1912-2004)  American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography of Adolf Hitler[2] and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun.  TLS, Japan, no year, 1p. to Rev. Greenway [legendary autograph collector]. He says he is in Japan researching his next book "The Rising Sun".  Accompanied with a signed snapshot photo of Toland interviewing Count Schwerin von Krosigk for "Last 100 Days" book.  VG............80-120


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82. [RADIO] Amos n' Andy - signed, inscribed photo, 8x10, likely signed c. 1934. Amos n' Andy was Radio's most popular series, 1926-1958.  Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Mrs. F.B. Prentice/Sincerely/'Amos 'n' Andy.    Amos FREEMAN F. GOSDEN and "'Andy'"  CHARLES J. CORRELL.  Amos n' Andy, originally titled Sam n' Henry, debuted on Chicago's WGN on January 12, 1926. The show switched over to WMAQ on March 19, 1928. Although the title characters were played by white men, the storyline was about two Atlanta Black men who came to Chicago to find their fortunes. They were members of the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge instead of the Jewels of the Crown. Everything else remained the same. Amos n' Andy premiered on the NBC radio network on Thursday night, August 19, 1929 at 11:00 P.M. EST. The show was broadcast an unprecedented six days a week. It was so popular that it was moved to 7:00 P.M. EST to reach a broader audience. There were protests on the west coast because it would be aired there at 4 P.M. so, for the first time in radio history, NBC did a repeat broadcast for its west coast affiliates. Amos n' Andy hit its peak of popularity in the 1930s, but the show remained on radio until 1958. Lightly soiled at margins. Mounting remnants and copyright stamp on verso (no show through). Overall, very good condition. We have done a great deal of research on this photo, trying to determine who actually signed, one of both.  We can say that the handwriting on this photo matches those of the same period, whether on photos or album pages.  Since no one ever said otherwise, it is assumed that Gosden signed Amos and Charles signed Andy.........300-400


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83. [FRANCE] Édouard François Mathieu Molé was born a French magistrate March 5, 1760 and died guillotined in Paris on 20 April 1794.  Son of Francois Mathieu Molé ( 1705 - 1 793 ), first president of the Parliament of Paris.  He married in February 1779 Louise Elizabeth Lamoignon ( 1763 - 1825 ), daughter of François Chrétien Lamoignon Basville , Keeper of the Seals of France in 1787 , the future Mother St. Louis and foundress of the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis. In 1791, he emigrated to Brussels with his family but returned to France in January 1792 to come into compliance with the law of 9 November 1791 on the emigrants.  He was arrested on August 19 and taken to the prison of the Abbaye.  Released in September 1792, he was arrested again in October 1793 and imprisoned in the convent of the Jacobins rue Saint-Dominique. Released a second time, he was arrested again in January 1794 with all other members of Parliament who had protested against the dissolution of the institution.  Sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Tribunal on April 20 with other parliamentarians, he was immediately beheaded the day of Easter.  Brief ALS, no date, approx. 4-1/2 x 7".  Rare! .........125-175

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84.  [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


85. [FILM] David Niven (1910-1983) English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States. He may be best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and as Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958).  Signed 1959 bank check. VG........60-80

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86. [AMERICAN SCIENCE] a special cover from Japan postmarked 1959 signed by:  John H. Northrop (1891-1987) Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Selman Waksman (1888-1973) Nobel Prize; coined the  antibiotics;  promoted the discovery of Streptomycin, and several other antibiotics. B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.  VG...........100-150

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87. James Dickey (1923-1997) American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966.  He also received the Order of the South award. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.........60-80

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88 La Fayette Grover (1823-1911)  Democratic politician and lawyer from the US state of Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, represented Oregon in the United States House of Representatives, and served one term in the United States Senate. Signature as Gov. of Oregon.........25-35



89. [FRANCE] Adolphe Perraud (1828-1906)  French Cardinal and academician. His calling card as Le Cardinal Perraud on which he pens 13 lines on both sides. Accompanied by original envelope addressed to Edmond de Morsier. About reunion; mentions Leon XIII.  Don't think he signed. VG.........50-75


90. [FRANCE] an 1818 signed Mystery Document, showing 3  Revenue marks plus embossed seal, approx. 8-1/4 x 11-1/2". VG.........80-120

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91. [FRANCE]  Jean-François Constant Mocquard ( 1791 - 1864 ) French  lawyer , diplomat , sub-prefect and French politician , Chief of Staff of Napoleon III ( 1848 - 1864 ) and senator ( 1 863 - 1864 ).  ALS, 1853, 1p. Approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4".  VG.........50-75

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92. FILM] Michael York (b. 1942) British born American actor. Nice ALS, 1982, 1p.........25-35


93. Arthur Hailey (1920-2004) British/Canadian novelist. Signed color 4 x 6-1/2 photo. VG............35-45



94. [FRANCE] Julien Le Blant (1851- 1936)  French painter of military subjects who specialized in the scenes of the Vendee Wars of 1793–1799 that occurred during the French Revolution.  Because he came from a family from the Bas-Poitou, part of the old province of Poitou, Le Blant was descended from the French "Blancs" who had opposed the French Revolution and was thus in sympathy with those who rose up and formed the Grand Catholic Army of the Vendee and he spent his artistic career commemorating the events of the rebellion in large works that were exhibited in the annual Paris Salon.   Le Blant was a much honored painter and he won a Bronze Medal at the Salon in 1878, a Silver Medal in 1880 and a Gold Medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle, the Paris World's Fair that commemorated the centennial of the beginning of the French Revolution. Le Blant was also a prolific illustrator, contributing more than five hundred illustratons to dozens of books.   Le Blant's last major accomplishment was a large series of drawings, watercolors and paintings of French soldiers on their way home from and departing to the front during the First World War.   His work is in a number of public collections, but primarily in France because the subjects he specialized in did not command great popularity abroad.  ALS, 1887, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 6-3/4".  Written to Hubert, Editor in chief of Le Monde Illustre.  Fine condition..............50-75


95.
[FRANCE] Marquis Édouard Marie René Bardon de Segonzac (1867 – 1962)  French army officer and explorer. He studied at the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr before being commissioned and serving in the Ivory Coast where he was accused and acquitted of the murder of a fellow officer. He became renowned as an explorer and adventurer in Morocco and was also posted to Tunisia. In the First World War he became a pilot and received the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre.  ALS, 1911, 2pp, approx. 5-1/2 x 7". Fine condition...............75-100





96. [MAINE] R.P.D. (Robert Pinckney Dunlap. 1794-1859) was the 11th Governor of Maine and a U.S. Representative from Maine. ALS, Washington, March 11, 1846, 1p. Signed with initials. Concerns papers of a case that had been found. The case "Greely & Dunn." VG.............40-60

 

97. [FILM] Fay Bainter (1893-1968) American film and stage actress. Bainter quickly achieved success, and in 1938 she became the first performer nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Actress, for White Banners (1937), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938), winning for the latter. Since then, only nine other actors have won dual nominations in a single year. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Children's Hour (1961). ALS, no date, 1p. To Franklyn Lenthall - actor, director, producer, curator of the Boothbay Theater Museum [Maine]. "My dear Mr. Lenthall - How can I thank you for your wonderful letter - It helps a lot - I shall keep on trying until I get something to please everyone - Good luck to you - Please don't give up - Sincerely Fay Bainter." Written on Hotel Astor, NYC, letterhead. VG...........80-120



98. [OLD MASTER]  Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. Original etching, approx. 6-3/4 x 9" plus margins.  Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. Most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. VG..................100-150

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99. [OLD MASTER]  Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. Original etching, approx. 9 x 6-1/2" plus margins.  Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. Most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. VG..................100-150

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100. [REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE] COREY ALLEN - American Actor/Director. He began acting while attending UCLA. A proponent of "The Method," Allen found himself in the company of several like-minded young actors in his first film of consequence, (1955) Allen played Buzz in the film REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the high-school ringleader who dies horribly during the "chickin run" with JAMES DEAN. Though Buzz became a comparatively sympathetic character before his screen demise, producers tended to think of Allen as a surly, punkish type, and cast him accordingly. Frustrated with being typecast, Allen turned director in 1962. Corey Allen's theatrical-film directorial efforts have hardly been Oscar calibre (have you seen The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio?), but his TV work has proven quite impressive, enough so to earn him an Emmy award. SIGNED/Inscribed 8x10 photograph........................20-30



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101. [FILM] Fayard Nicholas (1914-2006) American choreographer, dancer and actor. He, along with his brother Harold, made up The Nicholas Brothers tap-dance duo who starred in the MGM musicals. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO.........30-40

 

102. [GERMANY] August Everding - 20th century theatre/opera director. SP, 4 x 5-3/4 in. Scarce!.......................40-60


103.
[FILM] Ernest Borgnine [1917-2012] American actor. Academy Award winner. Signed, inscribed 5x7 color photo. VG............35-45

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104. [ART] Germaine Nordmann (1902-1997) French Impressionist painter. Original oil painting executed on photograph, c. 1984, approx. 4.5 x 5". VG...........75-100

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105. Mystery Document on paper 1823 - signed, 1p, 11 x 7.5". Not translated. See scan below. VG............80-120

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106. [MEDICINE] William Henry Welch (1850-1934)  American physician, pathologist, bacteriologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The "Big Four", often called the "Four Horsemen", were William Osler, Professor of Medicine; William Stewart Halsted, Professor of Surgery; Howard A. Kelly, Professor of Gynecology; and William H. Welch, Professor of Pathology.  He was the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was also the founder of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first school of public health in the country. The medical school library is named after Welch. In his lifetime he was referred to as "the Dean of American Medicine".  ALS, c. 1908, written in the 3rd person [begins with Dr. William H. Welch], 1p. To Robert S. Woodward regrading invitation to meet members of the National Academy of Sciences.  WThe autographs of Dr. Welch are rare and expensive. We were only able to locate 2 offered for sale on the net, one TLS offered at $3999, and a ALS offered at $5999. Those prices are, of course, much too high in our opinion. This letter is in very good condition................400-600

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107. [SCIENCE] George Ferdinand Becker (1847-1919)  American geologist. His most important work was in connection with the origin and mode of occurrence of ore deposits, especially those of the western United States. He was a leader in mining geology and geophysics, and for many years was the chief of the Division of Chemical and Physical Research in the United States Geological Survey. The investigations under his direction led to the establishment of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.  In 1896 he examined the gold mines of South Africa and at the time of the Spanish-American War was detailed to serve as geologist on the staff of General Bell with the army in the Philippine Islands. He died on 20 April 1919 in Washington, D.C. ALS, 1908, written in the 3rd person, accepting invitation.  Not mentioned but this was sent to Robert S. Woodward in regards to
invitation to meet members of the National Academy of Sciences. Fine..........100-150

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108. [ART] Henry Bone (1755-1834) English enamel painter who was also officially employed in that capacity by three successive monarchs - George III, George IV and William IV. In his early career he worked as a porcelain and jewelry painter. He was elected a Royal Academician and was responsible for producing the largest enamel paintings ever seen up to that time. ALS, 1805, 1p, 7 x 6-3/4". laid to stiff backing paper. Says he has finished the enamel of the recipient's mother............100-150

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Portrait of Henry Bone



American Activist Resigns

109. Wm. Lloyd Garrison Jr. (1838-1909) American Civil Rights Activist, author, son of William Lloyd Garrison. He was a prominent advocate of the single tax, free trade, women's suffrage, and the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He married Ellen Wright, the daughter of Martha Coffin Wright, the celebrated Suffragist. Offered here is Garrison's signed and typed letter of resignation as treasurer of the Tariff Reform League. Dated Oct. 9, 1894, 3pp, 5-3/4 x 9 in. He begins with "The Tariff Reform League seems to have arrived at the parting of the ways. Its present direction is a matter of grave import. There is a division of opinion and feeling among its members. With some political considerations outweigh its moral and reformatory purpose...." Very light toning along left edge o/w VG.............100-150

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110. [GOLF] 5 Celebrity Golf Score Cards SIGNED. Includes: (1) Bill Murray the actor who first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live, and went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). See scan below - Murray signed quickly on right side as Amatueur. Something was smeared all over this card, perhaps mustard. Also signed by Davey Johnson - former second baseman, designated hitter, and manager in Major Leaeue Baseball. (2) Neal Anderson - retired football player who played for the Florida Gators and Chicago Bears. (3) Don Majkowski "Majik Man'' - former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. Also signed by Rob Schmidt - American film director and writer. His film credits include Wrong Turn, a 2003 horror film, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia and Saturn. (4) Bobby Anderson - former halfback for the Denver Broncos. the New England Patriots and the Washmgton Redskins. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 & Rick Meli (5) Billy Joe Tolliver - played football for the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints & John Turner................50-75

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111. [AVIATION] James E. Swett (1920-2009) was a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot and ace during World War II. He was awarded the United States' highest military decoration— the Medal of Honor — for actions while a division flight leader in VMF-221 over Guadalcanal on April 7, 1943. Subsequently he downed a total of 15.5 enemy aircraft during the war, earning eight Distinguished Flying Crosses and four Air Medals. Signed printed biography sheet. Approx. 10 x 8. Mail folds hardly show..............40-60

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112.  [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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113. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "Mrs. Nicklin", from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted the portrait of Mrs. Nicklin about 1795, when she was in her thirtieth year. She was one of Philadelphia's celebrated beauties, the wife of Mr. Philip Nicklin, and the daughter of Chief-Justice Benjamin Chew. This plate shows notable characteristics in Mr. Ferris's method of etching, he believing in finish, and striving to obtain depth of tone and suggestion of color by close and careful working. Image 7-1/4 5-1/2" plus fairly clean marhins. Top left corner is soiled.........75-100


114. Walter Wellman (1858-1934) American journalist, explorer, and aëronaut. In 1892 Walter marked with a monument the presumed landing place of Christopher Columbus on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. In 1894 he led a polar expedition east of Svalbard to latitude 81° N. He led another expedition to latitude 82° N through Franz Josef Land in 1898 and 1899.   Signed 1909 bank check for $2,000. Fine............40-60


115. (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

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116. [MUSIC] Henri Montan Berton (1767-1844)  French composer, teacher, and writer. He is principally remembered as a composer of operas, most of which were first performed at the Opéra-Comique.  Riding a wave of anti-clericalism which arose at the time of the French Revolution, his first real success was with Les rigueurs du cloître (23 August 1790), "in which a young nun is saved from entombment at the hands of a corrupt mother superior."  The work has been described as the first rescue opera.  Later more notable operas include Montano et Stéphanie (15 April 1799), Le délire (7 December 1799), and La Romance (26 January 1804). One of his greatest early successes was Aline, reine de Golconde (3 September 1803), which was performed internationally.  Later in his career he tried tragedy with Virginie, which was premiered by the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier on 11 June 1823.  His greatest success was Les deux mousqetaires, which was premiered by the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Feydeau on 22 December 1824 and continued to be performed each year up to 1834.   He was the music director of the Théâtre de l'Impératrice from 1807 to 1810 and the chorus master at the Paris Opera from 1810 to 1815. After Étienne Méhul's death on 18 October 1817, Berton was appointed to take over Méhul's composition class at the Paris Conservatoire on 1 January 1818, and continued to teach there until his death in 1844. ALS, no date, 1p.  Not translated.  VG..............75-100

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117. [MUSIC] Antoine  Elwart (1808-1877) French  composer , musicologist and writer on music. He received the Cross of Spain by Charles III, King of Prussia.  He received the Legion of Honour in 1873 in the hall of the Conservatory , a distinction to which he answered in a tone of humor "Vive la République!". And say "You know, I did a cantata to celebrate the glory of Charles X, he did not decorate, I celebrated musical virtues of Louis Philippe, he did not decorated; j 'I sang the benefits of the Empire, the Emperor did not decorated, I've never done anything for the Republic, and she decorates, it is just that I know he will! ".  ALS, 186?, 1p, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Slight stain upper right corner.........50-75

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118. [FRANCE] Joseph François Marie  (1738-1801) French Priest & Mathematician who was found dead in his bed, a knife wound in his chest. He was an EMIGRE when Revolution began and followed the Royal Family. Rare ALS, 1787, 1p, approx. 3-3/4 x 6-1/4". VG.........100-150

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119. [ENGLAND] Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1801-1866) British soldier and courtier. Phipps joined the army by purchasing a commission as an ensign and lieutenant in the Scots Fusilier Guards on 17 August 1820. He ranked as lieutenant and captain by 1 January 1828, when he was made adjutant. In 1832, his brother Constantine, then 2nd Earl of Mulgrave, was appointed Governor of Jamaica, and Charles accompanied him as his private secretary. Mulgrave left the governorship in 1834, and was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1835; Phipps continued with him to act as steward of his official household. On 25 June 1835, he married Margaret Anne Bathurst (d. 1874). The two had four children, including Harriet Lepel Phipps, a confidential attendant to Queen Victoria.He purchased a commission as captain and lieutenant-colonel on 26 May 1837. On 1 August 1846, Phipps was appointed an Equerry in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, succeeding Charles George James Arbuthnot, and hereafter was much in the royal household. He was appointed private secretary to Prince Albert on 1 January 1847, and went on half-pay from the Army later that month as a lieutenant-colonel. On October 10, 1849, Phipps replaced George Edward Anson as Keeper of the Privy Purse, Treasurer and Cofferer to the Prince of Wales, and Treasurer to Prince Albert, resigning his post as private secretary. Phipps was much in the confidence of Victoria and Albert, and aided Charles Grey in his duties as Private Secretary to the Sovereign after the death of Albert in 1861. He was appointed Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall on 26 May 1862, and was appointed to the Council of the Prince of Wales on 27 January 1863. On 8 February 1864, he received the additional offices of Secretary, Chamberlain and Receiver-General and Keeper of the Signet to the Prince of Wales as Prince and Steward of Scotland. ALS, Buckingham Palace, 1855, 1p., written in the 3rd person, begins with "Colonel Phipps is commanded to express the Queen's regret...." Approx. 4.5 x 7". Fine..............60-80

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120. [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




121. [FRANCE]  The Very Rev. Canon Jean-Marie-Robert de Lamennais (or de la Mennais) (1780-1860)  was a Breton Catholic priest, and brother of the noted philosopher Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, whom he influenced in their youth. He was a leading figure in the revival of the Catholic Church in France after the French Revolution, involved in founding three religious institutes as part of this effort. During the period of the Revolution, the family sheltered non-juring priests who would lead Mass secretly in their home in the middle of the night. Jean-Marie began to express an interest in priesthood. In October 1790 he made his First Communion and received Confirmation from Gabriel Cortois de Pressigny, the last Bishop of Saint-Malo, who went into exile the following May. The Reign of Terror came to Brittany in December 1793. Their father Robert was arrested and barely escaped the guillotine. Soon after he had returned from exile, Bishop Cortois de Pressigny installed Lamennais as a subdeacon on 21 December 1801 at the chapel of the Ursulines in Paris. The following year Lamennais helped the former rector of a secondary school previously run by the Church, closed by the Revolution, to re-open the institution. To house the revived school, he and his brother, Hugues-Felicité purchased a former hospital. He was ordained a deacon at the Cathedral of Rennes on 24 September 1803 by Bishop Jean-Baptiste-Marie de Maille, Bishop of Rennes. Lamennais was ordained a priest by de Maille on 4 May 1804, and was quickly named Vicar of the diocese for the region of Saint-Malo, based at the former cathedral of the local diocese there which had been suppressed under the recent Concordat of 1801 with the Holy See. In 1807, upon the death of the rector, the College of Saint-Malo was converted into a minor seminary and the Lamennais brothers both joined the faculty of the school. Later, after the arrival of a new bishop for Saint-Brieuc in October 1819,  Lamennais was appointed as Vicar General of that diocese. He was also appointed as Vicar of the Grand Almoner of France, in charge of charitable works throughout the nation. Lamennais threw himself tirelessly into the work required of him. In addition to his holding the office of Vicar General for Saint-Brieuc, the Bishop of Rennes, his canonical superior, appointed him simultaneously to that same office for his own diocese. In addition to these other duties, he took an active role in the founding of the Congregation of St. Peter, dedicated to the administration of the diocesan seminary and of parish missions, having to act as its Superior General for a brief period. One prelate, Bishop John Dubois, S.S., of New York, was so impressed by Lamennais' dedication and capability after receiving help from him, that he appointed him Vicar General for his own diocese in the United States.  Offered here is ALS, 1827, 1p, approx. 8 x 12".  Accompnaied by an antique engraved portrait of his brother L'Abbe De La Mennais.  Not translated buit identified as "to Monseigneus - Petition to the king (supplique).  Rare!............150-200

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122. [FRANCE] Jacques Molinos (1743-1831)  French architect.  Molinos was born in Lyon and studied in Paris at the Royal Academy of Architecture under Jacques-François Blondel. Molinos and Jacques-Guillaume Legrand collaborated on the design of the Théâtre Feydeau (1789–1790, destroyed 1829).  With his friend and partner Jacques-Guillaume Legrand , he built the dome structure in the Halle aux Bles (including the forerunner of the Commodity Exchange Paris ), which demonstrated the qualities of small wood framing designed by Philibert of Orme in xvi century ( 1782 - 1783 ). This achievement was much admired, including Thomas Jefferson , then Minister of the United States in Paris. On the same principle, the two architects then built the Cloth Hall ( 1786 , destroyed in 1855 ).  He was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1829.   ALS, no date, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4". VG........100-150

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123. [MUSIC]  Walther Ludwig (1902-1981) German operatic lyric tenor, particularly associated with Mozart roles and Schubert lieder. He first studied medicine in Freiburg before turning to voice studies in Königsberg, where he made his debut in 1928. He then sang in Schwerin, where he created the title role in Paul Graeners's Friedmann Bach in 1931. He joined the Städtische Oper Berlin in 1932, where he established himself in Mozart roles such as Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Tamino, Idomeneo, Ferrando, etc. After the war, he began appearing at the Hamburg State Opera, and made his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1947, and at the Salzburg Festival in 1948.  He also made guest appearances at La Scala in Milan, the Paris Opéra, the Royal Opera House in London, the Liceo in Barcelona. Large bold signature on 5-3/8 x 3-1/2" card. Fine example. Superb!.............25-35


124. 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



125. [ART] Horatio W. Shaw (1847-1918) American artist rediscovered by the Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed Before 1914. Shaw studied with Thomas Eakins at the Philadelphia Academy. His work was exhibited at the Penn. Academy and the Detroit Institute of Art. A major article on Shaw appeared in American Heritage magazine. Rare original drawing, unsigned but guaranteed, approx. 6-1/2 x 5".  All of the known drawings were purchased by a friend back around 1963 at Adrian College in Michigan. About 15 years ago we purchased the whole collection. There weren't many drawings and most were sold years ago. Horatio Shaw's work is very rare. Accompanied by 4 pages of biographical information on the artist.The Shaw papers are in the Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan, and the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian...............200-300

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126. [ART] Walt Kuhn (1877-1949)  American painter and an organizer of the famous Armory Show of 1913, which was America's first large-scale introduction to European Modernism.  Rare b/w print pulled directly from the original block.  The block was made for a 1932 Kuhn family Christmas card.   During the 1930s up until around 1940, the Kuhn family sent out cards printed from the blocks that were hand-colored by Walt Kuhn and Brenda [daughter].  It is unknown how much watercoloring that each did on all those cards.  In later years, Brenda had photo-mechanical reproductions made, which she herself hand-colored and sent out.  One of those hand-colored [by Brenda]  reproductions of this 1932 print is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute.  Over the years we've noticed that these christmas cards have been sold  as original watercolors.  To be more specific - those Christmas cards could technically be discribed as watercolors although since it is known how much of the coloring was done by Walt himself it seems a little misleading to call those prints watercolors by Walt Kuhn. The black & white print offered here was pulled about 10 years ago by Merv from the original block which we own. To be sure Merv will be pulling more prints in the future, still these prints are rather scarce.   Image approx. 5-1/4 x 6" plus margins. On quality thick printmaking paper. VG.............50-75

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127. [WW II] Love letters - group of 10 letters written by Marjorie to her sweetheart Gunner Jeahes, who is in the British military. Lengthy but unread by us. Each with envelope.....50-75

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128. [CUBA] Don PEDRO C. BOMBALIER  - ALS, 1816, 2 full pages, approx. 6 x 8-1/2".  To Dr. William Frost,  sixth son of Brigadier General Frost, practiced at Demarara, Cuba and was a naval Surgeon; he died in Cuba in 1823. In Spanish - not translated. The following is from The New York Times, Havana, 1861.  Don Pedro C. Bombalier,   the former proprietor and founder of the Express between the United States and this city  [Havana, Cuba] has been honored by the Queen of Spain with the Cross of the Order of CHARLES V., with which he was recently "condecorated" at the "Chapel of the Palace," His Excellency the Captain-General appearing as Grand Master of the Order, the Cadre PEREIRA as Priest, and Don JOAQUIN LUQUE Y ROMERO as the Master of Ceremonies. The Conde de Canangoo was Padrino (godfather) to the neophyte, and there were also present Hon Manuel Gonzalez del Valle, Don Miguel Suarez Vigil, Don Antonio Garcia Riorzo, Don Jose Alonzo y Delgado, Don Jose I de Arazorza, Don Jose Segundo, and Don Jose Chinchilla."  This letter is in fine condition...........100-150

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Decorated By Gen. Mac Arthur

129. [WW II] Vern Haugland [1908-1984] World War II Associated Press War Correspondent. Signed and inscribed 10x8 photo showing Haugland, bed-ridden being decorated with the Silver Star by General Douglas Mac Arthur. Haugland writes "With Gen. Mac Arthur at Port Moresby, New Guinea, Oct. 9, 1942...." He signed in 1963. Additional bio. information about Haugland is included...............80-120

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130. Edward Everett (1794-1865) American politician and educator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as president of Harvard. His signature as President of Harvard on portion cliiped from a larger document, 1947. Mounting traces on verso at corners..........40-60


131. Edwin M. McMillan (1907-1991) American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first ever to produce a transuranium element. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1951. Signed card with Nobel stamp afixed. Approx. 3.5 x 2.5".  VG...........30-40

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Rare 1481 French Edict

132. [FRANCE]   French Incunabula, 1481, a famous Edict of Louis XI against Jacques de Breze who killed his wife and lover. 4 pages, approx. 6-1/4 x 8".  Jacques, grand sénéchal of Normandy, the son of Pierre de Brézé, built in 1470 in Anet, a manor house of brick and stone. This Jacques de Brézé was married to Charlotte of France, daughter of Charles VII and Agnès Sorel and half-sister of Louis XI. The union had a tragic end: In 1477 Jacques surprised his wife, in the manor de Rouvres on the grounds of Anet, in the act of adultery with one of his huntsmen. He murdered them both with more than a hundred sword thrusts. When Louis XI learned of the death of his beloved sister, he became wild with rage, swearing vengeance. The Grand Sénéchal was arrested, held prisoner for a number of years and finally condemned to death, with the confiscation of all his goods. However the sentence was not strictly carried out: the Lord de Brézé saved his head but had to give up all his possessions to the king, who immediately handed them over to Louis de Brézé, his godchild and eldest son of Charlotte. Three years after his accession to the throne, Charles VIII annulled the verdict against Jacques de Brézé and restored to him his former titles and goods. Very rare!!!.............200-250

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133. [ART] Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Am. artist. Karfiol grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York, an American who was born in Budapest, Hungary. He attended the National Academy of Design, New York City, when he was only fourteen. He traveled by himself to Paris at the tender age of fifteen to study at the Academie Julien with Jean-Paul Laurens, and the Ecole de Beaux-Arts. He exhibited at the Grand Salon and the Salon d'Automne. In Paris, Karfiol was influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Karfiol was also attracted to the painting of Andre Derain. He returned to the United States in 1906. In 1913, he participated in the famous New York City Armory show, on Lexington Avenue, where European modernism was introduced to the American public for the first time en masse, along with American artists well-known at the time. Karfiol painted nudes and still lifes in the manner of Picasso's pink and blue periods. By the late 1920s, Karfiol's style had moved toward Renoir. Karfiol, an author and teacher, as well as a painter, spent his summers in Ogunquit, Maine from 1914 until his death at Irvington-on-Hudson, New York in 1952. He was a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Art. His work is in the Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Detroit Institute of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Phillips Collection and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Offered here is an original ink drawing of two female nudes seated next to each other. Signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 2.5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. ...............200-300

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134. (BASEBALL LOT)  MILT PAPPAS "Gimpy" (1939- ) Pitcher - SIGNED inscribed note paper - JIM PERRY (1935-) Pitcher - SIGNED 8x10 photograph with sentiment - JAMES KAAT "Kitty" (1938- )  Pitcher - ANS on 3x5 card that he is writing a book - KEN KELTNER (1916-1991) 3rd baseman, responsible for ending DiMaggio's Hitting Streak - SIGNED 5x7 print photograph  - MAX LANIER (1915-2007) Pitcher, SIGNED 3X5 card............50-75




135. [ART] Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894)  English artist and art critic and author. Original etching, "A ROCKY ROAD", plate signed, image approx. 3 x 4-1/2" plus margins. VG.  Hamerton was born at Laneside, a hamlet in Crompton, Lancashire, England. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died ten years later. When he was about five, he was sent to live with his two aunties, at an estate called the Hollins on the edge of Burnley, where he attended Burnley Grammar School.  His first literary attempt, a volume of poems, was unsuccessful, leading him to devote himself for a time entirely to landscape painting; he camped out in the Scottish Highlands, where he eventually rented the former island of Inistrynich in Loch Awe, upon which he settled with his wife, a Frenchwoman, in 1858.  Discovering after a time that he was more suited to art criticism than painting, he moved to the area his wife came from, in France, where he produced his Painter's Camp in the Highlands (1863), which was very successful and prepared the way for his standard work on Etching and Etchers (1866). In the following year he published Contemporary French Painters, and in 1868 a continuation, Painting in France after the Decline of Classicism.  He had by now become art critic to the Saturday Review, which necessitated frequent visits to England, forcing him to give it up. He proceeded (1870) to establish an art journal of his own, The Portfolio, a monthly periodical, each number of which consisted of a monograph upon some artist or group of artists, frequently written and always edited by him. The discontinuation of his painting gave him time for writing, and he successively produced The Intellectual Life (1873), perhaps the best known and most valuable of his writings; Round my House (1876), notes on French society by a resident; and Modern Frenchmen (1879), admirable short biographies. He also wrote two novels, Wenderholme (1870) and Marmorne (1878).  In 1884 Human Intercourse, another volume of essays, was published, and shortly afterwards Hamerton began his autobiography, which he brought down to 1858. In 1882 he issued a finely illustrated work on the technique of the great masters of various arts, under the title of The Graphic Arts, and three years later another splendidly illustrated volume, Landscape, which traces the influence of landscape upon the mind of man. His last books were: Portfolio Papers (1889) and French and English (1889). In 1891 he removed to the neighbourhood of Paris, where he died suddenly in Boulogne-sur-Mer, occupied to the last with his labours on The Portfolio and other writings on art.  In 1896 was published Philip Gilbert Hamerton: an Autobiography, 1834–1858; and a Memoir by his wife, 1858–1894...............50-75

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136. [ART] Gustave Marie Greux [1838-1919] French etcher. Original etching, "A Poacher Cleaning His Gun", signed in the plate, image about 3 x 3-3/4" plus margins. VG............50-75

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137. [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. 4-1/4 x 4-1/4" plus  margins. Image area VG...........50-75 

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138.  [FRANCE] BISHOP OF CHARTRES [1717-1780, Pierre-Augustin-Bernardin de Rosset de Fleury]. He was Bishop from 1748-1780. Document Signed, Paris, 1778, 1p, approx. 6-1/2 x 8-1/4". About Madame de Vauldrey. VG...........100-150

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139. [MUSIC] Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (b.1932)  Russian composer and pianist, winner of the Lenin (1984), USSR State Prize (1972) and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1992), and a former member of the Interregional Deputy Group (1989–1991).  Rare AMQS of his composition "The Sealed Angel", dated 2012. Approx. 10-1/2 x 4-1/4". Two mail folds affect nothing. Extremely nice example...........75-100

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140. [SCIENCE] James Van Allen (1914-2006) American space scientist at the University of Iowa. He was instrumental in establishing the field of magnetospheric research in space. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him. Signed 17 page article. Signed on the first page. VG............75-100

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141. [ART] Tom Wesselmann  (1931-2004)   American artist associated with the Pop art movement who worked in painting, collage and sculpture. The years following Wesselmann’s death were marked by a renewed interest in his work. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) exhibited a retrospective in 2005, accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue. Signed color art print, 6x7" flush.  Inscribed "Merry Christmas Tour Perliner - Tom Wesselmann."  This is actually an original serigraph [silk-screen]. Except for slight mounting trace on verso in very good condition...........100-150


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142.  [ART] Ernest Trova (1927-2009)   American artist. Signed  in pencil and dated 1978 art print, 7x7" flush.  This is actually an original serigraph [silk-screen]. There are 2 flaws that show - one is small white spot area, looks like small  ink scratch; the white line at top edge is a crease line...........50-75


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143. (PHOTOGRAPHY) PHILIPPE HALSMAN (1906-1979). American photographer, b. Riga, Latvia. Fashion photographer in Paris; to U.S. (1940); became a leading portrait photographer; produced 101 cover photographs for Life magazine. Author of Piccoli (1953), Dali' s Mustache (1954), Jump Book (1959). ORIGINAL vintage circa 1950s black/white photograph with Halsman's copyright blindstamp on verso. Approx. 9-1/2 x 6-3/4 in. plus very slim margins. Condition is very good. This is NOT a reprint. Guaranteed authentic! ............100-150

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Lithograph By A Major American Artist
144. [ART] Richard Hunt (b.1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born on Chicago's South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, as his mother was an artist. He developed his skills at the Junior School of the Art Institute and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hunt also acquired business sense and awareness of social issues from working for his father in a barbershop. Hunt began to experiment with materials and sculpting techniques, influenced heavily by progressive twentieth-century artists. This experimentation garnered critically positive response from the art community, such that Hunt was exhibited at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Show and the American Show, where the Museum of Modern Art purchased a piece for its collection. He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, a major international survey exhibition of modern art. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His signature pieces include Jacob's Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit. He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts and he also served on boards of the Smithsonian Institution. Hunt is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. Hunt has continued to experiment throughout his successful career, employing a wide range of sculptural techniques. Through his work, Hunt often makes comments on contemporary social and political issues. Offered here is a major lithograph, signed R. Hunt in pencil, approx. 30x22" flush. Very good condition.......400-600

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145. [CIVIL WAR]  Samuel Phillips Lee (1812-1897) Rear Union Admiral. Stamped envelope address to Admiral S.P. Lee, Comd. U.S.N.A. Blocking Squadron, Fortress Monroe. Superb condition. Docketed in his own hand.........50-75

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146. (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

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147. 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


148. [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


149. [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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150. [SIGNED BOOK] "An Hour Before Daylight" by Jimmy Carter [former US President]. Simon & Schuster: NY (2001). Photos, 8.5 x 5.5", boards, 271pp. + index. With BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY CARTER AFFIXED TO FRONT FREE END PAPER. Near fine condition................100-150

Cover of Carter book



151. [MUSIC] H. Maurice Jacquet (1886-1954) French composer, conductor, known for his musical compositions and operas, he collaborated with Preston Sturgis, the actor and playwright. AMQS from his composition "Romanitza" the opera. Written and signed on 6 x 4/5 album page. VG............60-80

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152. The Amazing Kreskin (b. 1935), born George Joseph Kresge, is a mentalist who became popular on North American television in the 1970s. Signed & inscribed 4 x 5-1/4" photo. VG...............25-35



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


154. [FRANCE] Hugues Le Roux  (1860-1925) French journalist, writer, Senator in the Third Republic.  ALS, 1909, 2 full pages. VG..........50-75


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


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

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157. [FILM & TV] Ben Blue (1901-1975) Canadian-American actor and comedian. Born in Montreal, Quebec, at the age of nine, Blue emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, where he won a contest for the best impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. Blue established himself as a solo comedian, portraying a bald-headed dumb-bell with a goofy expression. Producer Hal Roach featured him in his "Taxi Boys" comedy shorts, but Blue's dopey character was an acquired taste and he was soon replaced by other comedians. Later in the 1930s he worked at Paramount Pictures, notably in The Big Broadcast of 1938, and later at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in films such as Easy to Wed. In 1950, he had his own short-lived TV series, The Ben Blue Show, and was also a regular on The Frank Sinatra Show. Signed vintage 1930s photo, 4-1/4 x 6-1/2". VG.......50-75

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158. [FILM] Glenda Jackson, CBE (b.1936) British Labour Party politician and former actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). BRIEF TLS, 1991, on her stationery, sends autographs. Fine..........25-35

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159. [MUSIC] Attila Molnar [b. 1970] Hungarian composer and jazz musician. AMQS from his "Hugarian Fantasy for Violin and Piano." Approx. 3x5. VG.........50-75



160. [MUSIC] Jean Nohain [1900-1981] French lyricist. TLS, 1977, 1p, 6x8". To Felix Bonafe about Jacques Bardoux. VG.............50-75


161. [MUSIC] Kenny Ascher [b. 1944] American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who is active in jazz, rock, classical, and musical theater genres &emdash; in live venues, recording studios, and cinema production. He is widely known for co-writing, with Paul Williams, The Rainbow Connection &emdash; music from The Muppet Movie. AMQS, inscribed, from "Rainbow Connection. Approx. 10-1/4 x 4-1/4". VG.............35-45

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162. [MUSIC] Baroness Jacqueline Fontyn [b. 1930] contemporary Belgian composer, pianist and music educator. She was born in Antwerp, and has received the title of baroness from the King of Belgium in recognition of her many artistic contributions. AMQS on 6x4 card. VG.......35-45

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163. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Vintage 1920s photograph of the actress Tania Fedor -  the French actress of Russian origin born in the principality of Monaco on 3 November 1905. She died in Montreal ( Canada ) on 1 December 1985. Taken by photographer  G.L. Manuel Freres, approx.  6-5/8 x 9-1/4". VG...........50-75

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164. [FILM] Ann Miller (1923-2004) American dancer, singer and actress. She is remembered for her work in Hollywood musical films of the 1940s and '50s. Signed, inscribed 8x10 dated 2001. VG..........40-60

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165. [FRANCE] Henry Kistemaeckers (1872-1938), was a prolific Belgian-born French author and playwright.   He began as a novelist, but soon turned to playwriting for his livelihood. A vast number of works would flow from his hand over the decades of his life, with Instinct, Marchand de Bonheur, Le Roi de Palaces, La Passante and Un Jour de Amour among his more successful productions. His drama Le Flambée was adapted for the English stage by Peter Le Marchant and produced in London as The Turning Point and in New York as The Spy. The Broadway play Where the Poppies Grow, produced at the Theatre Republic in 1918, was adapted from Kistemaeckers’ Un Soir, au Front by Roi Cooper Megrue. His most successful Broadway production, Woman of Bronze, was written with Eugene Delard and adapted for the American stage by Paul Kester. The play opened at the Frazee Theatre on September 7, 1920 and had a run of 252 performances. ALS, 1912, 3pp,  about his play "Le Flambee".  VG..........75-100


166. [MUSIC] Antoine Elwart (1808-1877) French  composer, musicologist.  He received the Cross by Charles III of Spain, King of Prussia decorates meanwhile Cross of the Red Eagle. He received the Legion of Honor in 1873 in the hall of the Conservatory , a distinction to which he answered in a tone of humor "Vive la Republique!".  ALS, 186?, 2pp, red pencil marking on front page which can be erased. VG...........50-75


167. [FRANCE] Armand de Pontmartin (1811-1890)  French critic and man of letters.  Imbued by family tradition with legitimist sympathies, he began by attacking the followers of the encyclopaedists and their successors. In the Assemblée nationale he published his Causeries litteraires, a series of attacks on prominent Liberals, which created some sensation. Pontmartin was an indefatigable journalist, and most of his papers were eventually published in volume form: Contes et reveries d'un planteur de choux (1845); Causeries du samedi (1857-1860); Nouveaux samedis (1865-1881), &c. But the most famous of all his books is Les Jeudis de Mme. Charbonneau (1862), which under the form of a novel offered a series of malicious and witty portraits of contemporary writers. Pontmartin died at Avignon on 29 March 1890.  ALS, Paris, no year, 1p., to Marie-Louis Marcellus (1795-1865) noted French diplomat and write. VG.........50-75


168. [FRANCE] Anatole de Monzie (1876-1947) French administrator, encyclopaedist (Encyclopédie française), political figure and scholar.  ALS, no date, 2pp. First page has light sunned marks............40-60


169. [FRANCE] Alfred Jean François Mézières (1826-1915)  French journalist, politician and historian of literature. ALS, no date, 1p. VG...........50-57

170. [FRANCE] Eugène Manuel (1823–1901), French poet and man of letters.  ALS, 1868, 3pp. VG..........50-75




171. [FRANCE] Jacques Bardoux  (1874-1959)  French politician and writer. TLS, 1950, 2pp, with 6 handwritten lines at conclusion. VG.........50-75


172. [FRANCE] Franz Schrader  (1844-1924) French geographer , mountaineer , cartographer and painter.  Lengthy 2 page ALS, 1899, to Louis Olivier. VG...........60-80




173. [FT. KNOX, KENTUCKY]  13 letters from soldier Alvin O. Crook, to his mother and father at Frankport, S.D. All with envelope marked "Free".  Sent while he was stationed at Ft. Knox, 1942. He was member of Co. H, 43rd Regt. Unread.........50-75



174. [COUNTRY MUSIC] George Jones (1931-2013)  American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.  For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Signed, inscribed color 8x10 photo. VG..............40-60

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From One Important Astronomer To Another

175. [ASTRONOMY] Georges Rayet (1839-1906) French astronomer. He was born in Bordeaux, France. He began working at the Paris Observatory in 1863. He worked on meteorology in addition to astronomy. He specialized in what was then the new field of spectroscopy. He was founder and director of the Bordeaux Observatory for more than 25 years until his death. He discovered Wolf-Rayet stars together with Charles Wolf in 1867. Two superb ALSs, 1884 and 1892, 1-page each, on Observatoire de Bordeaux stationery. Both are to the noted French astronomer, Amedee Mouchez (1821-1892) French naval officer who became director of the Paris Observatory and launched the ill-fated Carte du Ciel project in 1887. In 1887, he collaborated with Sir David Gill to host an international astronomical conference in Paris. The principal outcome of the conference was a multi-national project to compile and index a photographic atlas of the heavens, the Carte du Ciel. The project consumed massive effort over several decades before it was rendered obsolete by modern astronomical methods. Both letters [not translated] appear to be of excellent content. Fine condition............150-200

Rayet 1884 letter

Rayet 1892 letter

Portrait of Mouchez



176. [MUSIC] Arthur Butterworth (b. 1923) English composer, conductor and teacher. His works include six symphonies, the sixth having its première in St Petersburg by St Petersburg State Capella Orchestra on 15 November 2009. In the summer of 2008 Butterworth returned to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to conduct a recording of his Fourth Symphony (1986) and his Viola Concerto (1988) with the English viola player, Sarah-Jane Bradley. He has also composed eight concertos, several other large orchestral scores and a considerable amount of 'serious' music for brass (almost totally neglected by the brass band movement). At 87 he is still active as a composer and an occasional conductor (August 2010). Signed, inscribed 1-page copy of part of his Fourth Symphony. Signed on front and verso, 2011. One middle fold. VG..........50-75

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177. [MUSIC] Robert Baksa [b. 1938] American composer. AMQS from his "Trumpet Concerto."....40-60



178. [FRANCE]  Émile Fabre  (1869-1955) French dramatic author and general administrator of the Comédie-Française from 1915 to 1936. To the film actress Tania Fedor. VG.........50-75


179. [FRANCE] Maurice Maindron (1857- 1911)  French entomologist. Maurice Maindron was the son of the engineer and sculptor Hippolyte Maindron.  In 1875, already a keen naturalist and entomologist, he attended the Laboratory of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle where Philippe Alexandre Jules Künckel d'Herculais presented him to Émile Blanchard and there he was hired to arrange the Hymenoptera in the museum's collections. Before the age of 20, he sailed with Achille Raffray to New Guinea (1876–1877).He joined the Société entomologique de France in 1878 then embarked on a series of missions that took him to Senegal (1879), to India (1880–1881), to Indonesia (1884–1885), to Obock and Somalia (1893). In 1896 he collected in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia he was gain in India (1900–1901) and again in Senegal (1904).  Many of these missions were, at least in part, financed by the Museum, and the material was added to the collections. Other specimens were sold to collectors and dealerships. ALS, 1893, 1p...............50-75


180. [FRANCE] Émile Deschanel (1819-1904) French author and politician, the father of Paul Deschanel, the 11th President of the French Republic.  ALS, no date, 3pp, 4-1/8 x 5-1/4". Fine.............50-75


181. [MUSIC] Tristan Keuris (1946-1996) Dutch composer. Rare AMQS from his "String Quartet No. 2", dated 1994, inscribed.........40-60



182.  [MUSIC] Edward Gregson [b. 1945] English composer of international standing, whose music has been performed, broadcast, and recorded worldwide. He has made a major contribution to the repertoire of brass and wind bands and ensembles including for brass. AMQS, inscribed, from his 1979 "Trombone Concerto". 6x4. VG.............50-75

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183. [MUSIC- THEATRE] Gertrude "Gertie" Millar (later Countess of Dudley) (1879-1952) English actress and singer of the early 20th century, known for her performances in Edwardian musical comedies. Beginning her career at age 13, Millar was a prominent star of musical comedies for two decades. She married composer Lionel Monckton, who composed many of her shows and songs that she made famous. After Monckton died in 1924, Millar married the 2nd Earl of Dudley. As a child, Millar performed in London pantomimes, beginning with Babes in the Wood at the St. James Theatre in Manchester, at the age of 13. She started out as a singer and dancer in the music halls of Yorkshire. Later, she moved to London where she was soon earning good notices and better pay appearing in variety show bills. By 1897, she was playing the role of Phyllis Crosby in A Game of Cards at Shodfriars Hall, Boston, England. Next she toured in The New Barmaid in the role of Dora; in The Silver Lining; and as Sadie Pinkhose, the "other woman", in The Lady Detective. In 1899, she played Dandini in Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, Fulham. In the new century, she starred in a series of hit musical comedies produced by George Edwardes. In 1900, she played Isabel Blythe in the touring production of The Messenger Boy. Edwardes's next show was The Toreador in 1901 at the Gaiety Theatre in London. Lionel Monckton, one of the show's composers, had seen Millar in The Messenger Boy and requested that she be given the role of the bridesmaid Cora in the new musical, singing "Keep Off the Grass". She made the song popular and earned a second song, "Captivating Cora", and a third, "I'm not a simple little girl". These hits, and her featured role in A Country Girl (1902), established Millar in London. The Gaiety Theatre closed for renovations in 1902, and the last show at the old theatre was The Linkman; or, Gaiety Memories. Millar starred as Morgiana. She married Monckton in 1902, and he continued to write hit songs for her in subsequent shows. Millar became one of the most photographed women of the Edwardian period. She had top billing as the Hon. Violet Anstruther in The Orchid, the show that opened the new Gaiety (1903; introducing the songs "Little Mary", "Liza Ann", and "Come with me to the zoo"). She starred as Rosalie in The Spring Chicken (1905; singing "Alice sit by the fire" and "The Delights of London") and as Lally in The New Aladdin (1906). She next starred as Mitzi in The Girls of Gottenberg (1907; singing the duet "Two Little Sausages", with Edmund Payne, and the Wagnerian parody "Rhinegold"). Soon afterwards, Edwardes cast her as Franzi at the Hicks Theatre in the English-language production of Ein Walzertraum (A Waltz Dream, 1908) by Oscar Straus. Although Millar was able to sell the light musical comedy songs composed for her at the Gaiety, Oscar Straus's music was too demanding for her small voice, and she was sent to New York to star in the Broadway production of The Girls of Gottenberg. After she returned to London, some of Millar's biggest successes were still in front of her. They included the title role of the hit Gaiety musical, Our Miss Gibbs (1909), with Millar introducing the songs "Moonstruck", "Yorkshire", and "Our farm", all written for her by Monckton. Monckton and Millar then moved to Edwardes' newest theatre, the Adelphi, where she played the title role, Prudence Pym, in another international hit, The Quaker Girl (1910). In this, she popularised the songs "The Quaker Girl", "The Little Grey Bonnet", and "Tony from America". After this, she returned to continental operetta, playing Lady Babby in Edwardes's English language version of Franz Lehár's Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love, 1912) at Daly's Theatre . In this role, the musical demands were light and the show was a moderate success. She returned to the Adelphi to play Nancy Joyce in The Dancing Mistress (1912), and back at Daly's she played Kitty Kent in The Marriage Market (1913). This was followed by the role of Nan in a major revival of A Country Girl (1914). She also played Sallie Denbigh in The House of Bondage, a 1914 film. SIGNED postcard size photograph from the play "The Girls of Gottenberg", dated 1908. Approx. 3-1/8 x 5-1/4". VG.........50-75

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184. [MUSIC] Pierre Luboshutz [1891-1971] Russian-American pianist. Signed card, with sentiment written in different hand.......25-35

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185. [MUSIC] Domenico Brescia (1866-1939) Italian composer who taught in Chile and Ecuador, then became known in the United States for writing chamber music as well as musical accompaniment for dramatic performances. Signed, inscribed photograph, 10 x 7 in. mounted to larger sheet. "To my friend Miss Doris Osborne". He has also written a Musical Quote at top. VG..........75-100

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186. [MUSIC] Frederick Martin  Reiner (1888-1963) was a prominent conductor of opera and symphonic music. Signed album page...........40-60

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187. [MUSIC] Irmgard Seefried (1919-1988) distinguished German opera soprano. Signed 5x7 photo. VG............50-75



188. [MUSIC] Arthur Butterworth (b. 1923) English composer, conductor. At 87 he is still active as a composer and an occasional conductor (August 2010). AMQS, inscribed, from his third movement of "Symphony No. 4", approx. 10-1/2 x 4-1/2". Two mail fold-lines o/w VG. An especially nice example.........75-100

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189. [MUSIC] Anton van Rooy [1870-1932] Dutch bass-baritone. He had a voice of enormous proportions and is most remembered for his association with the music dramas of Richard Wagner, especially the Ring Cycle, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and Parsifal. ALS, no date, 2pp, about 4-3/4 x 6-1/2". Written in pencil. Not translated. Wrinkled..........50-75

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190. [MUSIC] Perry Como [1912-2001] Smerican singer & TV personality. Signed, inscribed sheet music from "Glendora." Signed on cover picturing Como. In good condition except for missing bottom right corner edge........25-35



191. [MUSIC] Burrill Phillips (1907-1988) American composer, teacher, and pianist. AMQS from "Scena da Camera" for Violin and Cello, 8-1/4 x 2-3/4". Wrinkled.....40-60

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192. [FRANCE] Charles-François Turinaz (1838-1918)  He was bishop of Moutiers-Tarentaise from 1873 to 1882, and Bishop of Nancy in 1882 to 1918. ALS, 1904, 2pp. VG.............75-100

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193. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Vintage 1920s photograph of the actress Tania Fedor -  the French actress of Russian origin born in the principality of Monaco on 3 November 1905. She died in Montreal ( Canada ) on 1 December 1985. Taken by a Paris photographer, who has signed in ink [unidentified]. Approx. 5-3/4 x 11". VG...........50-60

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194. [FILM] Virginia Gilmore (1919-1986) American film, stage, and television actress. Gilmore began her stage career in San Francisco at the age of 15, but moved to Los Angeles in 1939 to pursue work in films. When her movie career was not progressing, Gilmore mustered the nerve to approach Samuel Goldwyn at his home. As a result of their meeting, he promised her a screen test. When her movie role options began to dwindle, Gilmore left Los Angeles for New York City and started working on Broadway. In 1944 she married Yul Brynner. TLS, Feb. 8, 1945, 1p. Concerns employment agreement with Samuel Goldwyn. VG..........50-75

 

195. [THEATRE] Rosemary Harris (b. 1927) Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated English actress and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. SIGNED & inscribed 3.5 x 5.5 in. photo.............20-30

 

197. [THEATRE] George Graves (1876-1949) English comic actor who created The Gazeka, a mythical beast. He introduced it as a bit of by-play in the musical, The Little Michus at Daly's Theatre, London, in 1905. As a result, Graves's little idea became a fad of the season and a competition was mounted to encourage artists to give sketches of what the beast might look like. Charles Folkard won the competition and the Gazeka suddenly appeared in the form of various items of novelty jewellery, charms, etc, and was taken up by Perrier , the sparkling water makers, for a series of advertisements. The Gazeka also featured in a special song and dance in the entertainment Akezag, at the London Hippodrome at Christmas, 1905. ALS, no date, 1p..............25-35

 

198. [THEATRE] Ignacio Martinetti [? - 1931] American actor, director, composer, conductor. He made his Broadway debut in 1900. In 1905 he appeared in Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland". His career ended in 1930 with "Fifty Million Frenchmen." Signed, inscribed cabinet photograph from 1890s. 4 x 6-1/2". Photo by Morrison, Haymarket Theatre. VG for its age...........40-60



199.  Kim Hunter (1922- 2002) American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. Lengthy TLS, 1980, signed Kim, 1p. Fine.........35-45


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200. JOHN SAVAGE (1779-1863), Democratic-Republican Congressman from New York from 1815 to 1819; Chief Justice of the N, Y. Supreme Court 1823 to 1837. DS dated May 21, 1830, as Chief Justice authorizing Thomas G. Fletcher to practice before the Court. Nice paper seal and remnants of ribbon. 11 X 7-3.4 in. VG...........40-60

 

201. [CABINET] CLINTON P. ANDERSON (1895-1975), Sec. of Agriculture under Truman. Congressman and then Senator from New Mexico. LS as Chairman on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy congratulating long-term Senate employee on 50 years of service. FINE..........25-35


202. Roger Wolcott (1847-1900), Governor of Massachusetts 1896&endash;1900. ALS, 1999, 1p.......35-45


203. {NAPOLEON III} A copy of Napoleon's decree issued at Tuilerie Palace May 21,1864 restoring French citizenship to a merchant. This is a certified true copy signed by the Asst. Mayor of the City of Bordeaux. 12 x 8" with stamped seal. With a translation............40-60


204. Eddie Albert [1906-2005] Am. actor. Signed 3x5 card........20-30

205. Mike Douglas [1925-2006] TV Show Host. Signed 3x5 card......20-30

206. Buddy Hackett [1924-2003] Comedian. Signed 3x5 card.......20-30

207. Steve Allen [1921-2000] Tonight Show host. Signed 3x5 card......20-30


208. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) American physicist, great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin, was born at Philadelphia. After graduating at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1825, he acted as assistant professor there for some time, and as a lieutenant in the corps of engineers he was engaged for a short time in the erection of coastal fortifications. He occupied the post of professor of natural philosophy and chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania from 1828 to 1841 and again from 1842 to 1843. He spent the years 1836 to 1838 in Europe on behalf of the trustees of what, in 1848, was to become Girard College. Abroad, he examined European systems of education and, on his return, published a very valuable report. In 1843, on the death of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler, he was appointed superintendent of the United States coast survey. He succeeded in impressing the United States Congress with a sense of the great value of this work and by means of the liberal aid it granted, he carried out a singularly comprehensive plan with great ability and most satisfactory results. By a skillful division of labour, and by the erection of numerous observing stations, the mapping out of the whole coast was completed. In addition, a vast mass of magnetic and meteorological data was collected. His autograph in the form of a FREE FRANK SIGNATURE [used in place of stamp on envelope]. Actual size 2-5/8 x 1-1/4 in. Mounted to another sheet; handly any margins; condition - stained..............50-75

 

209. Luigi, Count Cibrario (1802-1870) Italian statesman and historian. He won a scholarship at the age of sixteen, and was teaching literature at eighteen. His verses to King Charles Albert, then prince of Savoy-Carignano, on the birth of his son Victor Emmanuel, attracted the prince's attention and proved the beginning of a long intimacy. As a writer and historian, his most important work during his lifetime was his Economia politica del medio evo (Turin, 1839), which enjoyed great popularity at the time, but is now of little value. His Della schiavitù e del servaggio (Milan, 1868 -1869) gave an account of the development and abolition of slavery and serfdom. Among his historical writings the following deserve mention: ALS, 1865, 1p. NOT TRANSLATED. 5 x 5.5"....................75-100



210. [ART] John Chamberlain (b.1927) American sculptor. He is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions. His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paolo Bienal (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives. Typed Letter Signed, 1982, 1p. "I have a show opening November 27, 1982 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. You are all personally invited to attend..." VG..............40-60


211. GEORGE BALL (1910-1994) At the end of WW2, he directed the US strategic Bombing Survey in London. In 1961 he headed the task force on trade and tariff policy for President-elect John Kennedy and then became Under Secretary of State.In 1961 Kennedy named him Under Sec. of State, he remained with the State Dept. until 1966.He publicly opposed the Vietnam War. He was briefly was UN Ambassador in 1968 Author of The Discipline of Power, Diplomacy for the Crowded World, The Passionate Attachment. TLS, 1993.................25-35


212. [MAINE] Burton M. Cross [1902-1998] Maine's 61st and 63rd Governor. ALS. 1972, full 1-page. Fine letter about himself and his opinions about a negative outlook for Maine and the Federal government. VG...........40-60

 


213. Annie Fields (1834-1915) American writer. Fields was a forward-looking, philanthropic and multi-talented woman, who encouraged the talents of others even as she followed the good of the intellect. Although Fields often turns up in the pantheons of 19th century poetry, it is for her short sympathetic biographies that she is now remembered. ALS, 1910, 1p, laid to mounting page. With original envelope........50-75

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214. Wynne Apperley [1884-1960] British artist. Signed picture removed from unknown publication of one of his paintings. 4-1/2 x 5-1/4"............25-35


215. Maud B. Booth (1865-1948) Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. Signed card, with sentiment, 3x2 in........35-45


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216 .  [ENGLAND] Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL, FKC (born 2 July 1915), is a senior British peer and a retired Brigadier in the British Army. He was born in Rome. From 1943 to 1972, when he succeeded his father, he was known as Marquess Douro, and he is currently styled His Grace The Duke of Wellington. He joined the British Army, serving in the Second World War with the Royal Horse Guards. He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding that regiment in 1954. He then moved to the Household Cavalry Regiment, which he began commanding in 1959. He commanded the 22nd Armoured Brigade (1960-1961), served in the British Army of the Rhine, and became defence attaché to Spain in 1964; he retired from the Army in 1968 as a Brigadier. During his period of service, he received the Military Cross. Sigbature, WITH SENTIMENT ON STATIONERY, DATED 1987. FOLD LINES O/W VG........20-30

 

217. Sir ISAAC COFFIN - signature with rank of Rear Admiral. Coffin Bay is a town at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula, which is a wheat growing area of South Australia. British naval explorer Matthew Flinders named the bay on 16 February 1802 in honour of his friend Sir Isaac Coffin. CLIP SIGNATURE.............35-45


218. [FILM] John Rhys-Davies (b. 1944) English-born Welsh actor and vocal actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the charismatic Arabian excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films and the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Clipped Signature. Mounted......20-30



219.  Samuel Carter Hall (1800-1889) was an Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality. ALS, dated 9 May, no year, 1p, 5-1/4 x 7-3/4. Very light foxing..........50-75

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Portrait of S.C. Hall


220. Julian Leonard Street (1879-1947) American author, born in Chicago. He was a reporter on the New York Mail and Express (later Evening Mail ) in 1899 and had charge of its dramatic department in 1900-01. His writings, characterized by a rather obvious but yet a genuine sense of humor. He made contributions to magazines. In 1915 he published a book on Theodore Roosevelt, called The Most Interesting American. He is credited with being the art critic who wrote that the painting exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show by Marcel Duchamp called Nude Descending a Staircase, resembled "an explosion in a shingle factory." Street moved to Princeton in the 1920s. The university houses his manuscript collection and a library is named after him there. TLS, 1924, 1p. He is confirming a contract with Red Book magazine to write a serial. They will finance him for one year. If he dies the estate will be indebted to the magazine. Punch hole near top............50-75

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221. [FILM] Louise Fletcher (b.1934) American actress perhaps best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Kai Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO. VG..............25-35


During Reign of Louis XIV

222. [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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223. [ENGLAND] John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge (1820-97), British jurist, eldest son of the jurist Sir John Taylor Coleridge, born in Ottery Saint Mary, and educated at the University of Oxford. He began practicing law in 1846 and was elected to Parliament in 1865. Three years later he was appointed solicitor general and in 1871 became attorney general. He was appointed chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1873, was raised to the peerage in 1874, and was chief justice of the Court of the Queen's Bench from 1880 to 1894. ANS, 1872......20-30

 

224. [SCIENCE] Thomas Wright (1711-1786) English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer. Wright is best known for his publication An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe (1750), in which he explains the appearance of the Milky Way as "an optical effect due to our immersion in what locally approximates to a flat layer of stars." This idea was taken up and elaborated by Immanuel Kant in his Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...........50-75



225.  William Dean Howells (1837-1920) American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and for the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. CLIP SIGNATURE - good example.........25-35



226. [CANADA] MIKE MYERS (1963- ) Canadian Actor -In 1989,he fulfilled a longtime dream by becoming a member of Saturday Night Live. During his time on the show, which lasted until 1994, he won an Emmy for his writing, and he starred alongside fellow-SNL cast member Dana Carvey in the successful 1992 film Wayne's World. He struck gold four years later, writing and starring in the sleeper hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The film's success all but guaranteed a sequel which was as successful as the first. SIGNATURE on 3x5 card...........20-30



227. [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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228. US Senators - 10 TLSs, 1960-1962, all to Vernon Talbertt: McNamara [MI], Long [HI], McClellan [Ark], McGee [WY], Miller [IA], Morse [OR], Moss [UT], Pastore [RI], Prouty [VT], Morton [KY]. All have mounting residue at top & bottom edge. Mostly on verso but with some show-thru.............50-75

 

229. [OHIO] Wayne L. Hays (1911-1989), American politician whose strong rule of the House Administration Committee extended to even the smallest items; in the mid-1970s, lawmakers avoided crossing Hays for fear that he would shut off the air conditioning in their offices. [1][2] He resigned from Congress after a much publicized sex scandal in 1976. TLS, 1976, 1p..................20-30

 

230. [NOBEL PRIZE] MELVIN CALVIN [1911-1997] chemist most famed for discovering most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle (along with Andrew Benson), for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Signed multi-page printout titled "Intermediates in the photosynthetic cycle: a commentary by Melvin Calvin."............25-35


 

231. [NOBEL PRIZE] RUDOLPH MOSSBAUER (1929- ) German Physicist - Nobel Prize Physics 1961. He was he first discovered the existence of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence in 1957. After him, the nuclear emission or absorption of a photon without energy lost to recoil is known as the Mössbauer effect. The measurements provided by this spectroscopy method are extremely precise and have a great resolution, allowing scientist to detect otherwise unobservable interactions between the nucleus and orbital electrons - called hyperfine interactions. SIGNED 4x6 card........25-35

 

232. John L. Lewis (1880-1969) American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. He was a major player in the history of coal mining. He was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, which established the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s. Signature on card with typed inscription, 1952.......25-35

 

233. Margaret Deland [1857-1945] Am. novelist. AQS, 1933.......25-35

 

234. Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), English writer. He was a captain during World War I. A writer of poems, essays, novels, and short stories, he had a rich and intricate style. He is best known for five books of family memoirs collectively titled Left Hand, Right Hand (1944-50). Although much of his writing is characterized by biting satire, these memoirs paint a nostalgic portrait of the Edwardian age. SIGNATURE dated 1929........25-35

 

235. [FILM] Norman Jewison (b. 1926) Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. Signed 3x5 card...........20-30


236. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Auguste Hesse (1795-1869);  Stephen Liegeard (1830-1925); Abel Etienne Lous Transon (1805-1876);  plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150



237. [MUSIC] Timothee Adamowski [1858-1943] Polish born American conductor, composer and violinist. Signature. Fine........25-35

 

238. [MUSIC] Armand Crabbé (1883-1947) Belgian operatic baritone. In 1904 he made his professional opera debut at La Monnaie as the Nightwatchman in Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He was a leading performer at the Royal Opera House in London from 1906 to 1914 and again in 1937. He performed with the Manhattan Opera House from 1907 to 1910 and with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1910 to 1914. He made several appearances with the Teatro Colón and La Scala during the 1920s. He was active at the Vlaamse Opera up until his retirement in the early 1940s. ALS, BRUSSELS, 1930, 2pp. VG.......50-75

 

239. [MUSIC] Johannes Wolff (1869-1947) German musicologist, Medieval music expert, violinist. His close friend John Singer Sargent, the American artist, painted him with a celebrated portrait. Signature with sentiment.........25-35



240. [FILM] Preston Foster (1900- 1970) American stage and film actor. Foster entered films in 1929 after appearing as a Broadway stage actor. Foster was considered ruggedly handsome and a talented singer. SIGNED 6.5 X 8.5 " photo. Handsome item.............40-60



241. [FRANCE] Henry Bordeaux  (1870-1963) French writer and lawyer. Bordeaux came from a family of lawyers of Savoy. His grandfather was a magistrate and his father served on the Chambéry bar. During his early life, he relocated between Savoy and Paris and the tensions between provincial and city life influenced his writings. In his professional life he observed closely the dissolution of numerous families and analysed the causes and consequences of these.  The writings of Bordeaux reflect the values of traditional provincial Catholic communities. One recurring theme is loyalty. Loyalty is pervasive, and it applies to family, country and God. This theme is particularly evidenced in the novels "La Peur de vivre" and "Les Roquevillard."  His writing was likened to Paul Bourget's. Bordeaux was elected to the Académie française on May 22, 1919. This elite group of writers, popularly known as the "immortals," are responsible for establishing and maintaining the grammar, usage and acceptance of vocabulary into standard French. Brief ALS written on his personal card, approx. 4-3/4 x 3-1/4", dated 1962. Fine............25-35

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

 

243. [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



244. [ANDREW JOHNSON] 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



245. [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



246. [FRANCE] Alfred-Auguste Cuvillier-Fleury (1802-1887) French historian and literary critic. ALS, 1856, 3pp. VG............50-75


247. [ART] VALENTINE BRODSKY CHAGALL -(Mrs. Marc Chagall) Wife of famed painter, married him in 1953. She was his 2nd wife. ANS on postcard reproduction of her husband's work: Messag bibilique stained glass window. Dated 25/7/75...............40-60



248. Edmund Blunden, MC [1896-1974] English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. Signed in ink limited edition page [proof page] from the "hand-set edition of Near & Far," 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". Fine...........30-40



249. [FILM & THEATRE] LAWRENCE EDDINGER (1855-1928) American Actor. Stage and early Film. He appeared on Broadway from 1900 - 1926. He starred in a few silent screen movies, with Richard Barthelmess. SIGNED, early 5x7 portrait photograph. VG..........50-75

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250. Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931) American author & editor. ALS, 1895, 1p........50-75

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251. [THEATRE] Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909) French actor, "one of the greatest theatrical figures of the age." Offered here is a vintage photograph of the great actor seated in chair at home. Approx. 7-3/4 x 10-1/2" overall [flush]. Excellent condition. Provenance: from Coquelin's own collection. Unsigned of course............50-75

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Original Photograph by Elliott Erwitt

252. Max Ascoli (1898-1978) Italian Jewish intellectual and author, held the chair of Philosophy of Law at the University of Rome until he left Fascist Italy in 1932 to come to the United States on a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship. He was active in the Mazzini Society, an anti-fascist organization founded in 1939 by Italian intellectuals who had fled fascist Italy. The organization was named for Giuseppe Mazzini, a patriot prominent in the move for unification of Italy after the defeat of Napoleon. The Society was dedicated to informing Americans about conditions in Italy. Offered here is an original vintage photograph Signed by Ascoli. 8 x 10". Not fine but in very good condition. Here is a case where the photographer is far more valuable than the subject signing. This photograph is by Elliott Erwitt - Magnum Photos Inc., NYC [credit on verso]. Elliott Erwitt (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France) is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings -- the master of the "decisive moment". In 1939, at the age of ten, Erwitt's family, of French origin, emigrated to the United States. Erwitt studied photography and filmmaking at the Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research, finishing his education in 1950. Erwitt served as a photographer's assistant in the 1950's in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. Erwitt was influenced by his meeting the famous photographers, Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration's photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. Erwitt then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday magazines. Joining the Magnum Photos agency in 1953 allowed Erwitt to shoot photography projects around the world. Since the 1970s, he has devoted much of his energy toward movies. His feature films, television commercials, and documentary films include "Arthur Penn: the Director" (1970), Beauty Knows No Pain (1971), Red, White and Bluegrass (1973) and the prize-winning Glassmakers of Herat, Afghanistan (1977). He was, as well, credited as Camera Operator for "Gimme Shelter" (1970), Still Photographer for "Bob Dylan: No Direction Home" (2005), and provided Addition Photography for "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (2009). Notable photographs include: * Streetlevel shot comparing the size of a woman's feet to a sweatered chihuahua / * USSR, Russia, Moscow, Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon, 1959 - Powerful Cold War image in which Nixon is poking his index finger at Khrushchev's suit lapel. VERY conservative estimate............300-400

See front of photo

See back of photo



FRENCH ART - ADMISSION TO THE LOUVRE

253. [FRANCE] Nicolas Alexandre Barbier - French landscape painter , was born in Paris in 1789. He at first executed architectural subjects, but afterwards joined the realistic school of landscape painting, and exhibited a great number of works at the Paris Salons from 1824 to 1861. He died at Sceaux in 1864. Offered here is a long ALS, 1836, 4 long pages, 5x8 in. Very good content about the Jury for admission of paintings to the Louvre. VG condition. Has to be rare!...........100-150

Pages 1 & 4

Pages 2 & 3

 

254. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste Sylvère Gay, Vicomte de Martignac (1778- 1832) moderate royalist French statesman during the Bourbon Restoration 1814-30 under King Charles X. ALS, 1825, 1p, 6-3/4 x 9 in. Sun-toned at 2 edges..............75-100

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255. [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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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

256. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original INK DRAWING, unsigned, stamped on verso, image approx. 6 x 4.5 in. on 8-3/4 x 7 in. paper. Unframed. 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 DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale. Also, showing below is a copy of Royal Academy of Arts notification that Samuel Courtauld has selected a painting by Solomon for purchase in 1945. Courtauld, who would died two tears later, was the founder of the Courtauld Art Institute in England. Courtauld had formed an important art collection including multiple works by Manet, Cezanne, Renoir etc., which he gave to the Courtauld and the Tate. He had purchased at least 5 paintings by Frederick Solomon and when he saw the painting JACOB at Solomon's exhibition at the JABE Gallery he ordered that the painting be sent to the TATE Gallery but he died a few days later and the purchase never took place. We will include a copy of the Royal Academy/Courtauld purchase document to the winning bidder. This drawing is a study for a bookplate........200-300

Click to see Solomon drawing

Click to see Solomon


257. [FRANCE] Louis-Antoine-François de Marchangy (1782-1826) Lawyer and writer. He rose to fame as both a literary figure and a prominent prosecutor for the Restoration government. His most famous case was his prosecution of the four sergeants of La Rochelle who were executed in 1822 for their part in a Carbonari plot to overthrow the government. His summary for the prosecution lasted five hours and was published as a 196-page book. In numerous other cases, he supported the repressive conservative government against the liberal opposition. Offered here is a very lengthy 4 page ALS, Paris, 1824, to his brother. Content unknown. Fine............60-80


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

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259. [FRANCE] François Cointeraux (1740 - 1830) was a French architect. ALS, 1792, 3pp. Approx. 6-3/4 x 8-3/4". VG. .......100-150

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260. [MUSIC] Eugène  Oudin (1858-1894)  American baritone, composer and translator of the Victorian era. Rare ANS on card, no date.  VG.........40-60


261. [MUSIC] Carl Ehrenberg  (1878-1962) German composer.  TLS, 1937, 1p. In German. VG.............30-40



262. [MUSIC] Juan Bautista Plaza Alfonso (1898-1965) was a classical composer. He began studies in medicine at the Central University of Venezuela but, with time, left in order to dedicate himself to music. His first teacher was Jesus Maria Suárez. He studied in Rome from 1920 and 1923 and obtained the title of professor of sagrada (sacred) composition. After his return to Venezuela he was named Master of Chapel at Caracas Cathedral and carried out this position until the year 1948. In the Caracas Superior Music School he taught music history and appreciation to composer Antonio Lauro and singer Morella Muñoz. A Note Signed, Bogata, 1964. Approx. 4 x 4". VG..........30-40



263. 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



264. [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



265. [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

 

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

 

267. [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

268. 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



269. [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

 

270. [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

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271. 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



272. 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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273. [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



274.  [FRANCE] Edmond Picard (1836 - 1924) Belgian jurist and writer. Edmond Picard was lawyer at the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation of Belgium. He was also head of the Belgian bar association, professor of law, playwright and journalist. Involved in politics, he was senator for the Belgian Labour Party. He also was a patron of the arts and a notorious antisemite. ALS, 1891, 1p, 4.5 x 7 in. A few unobtrusive light spots o/w VG...........40-60

Portrait of Picard

 

275 Andrew Ainslie Common FRS (1841 - 1903) English amateur astronomer, best known for his pioneering work in astrophotography. His most notable work with this telescope were the long time exposures he made of the Orion Nebula between 1880 and 1884. His 1883 photograph of that nebula for the first time showed films ability to record stars and other features invisible to the human eye. ALS, 1886, 3pp, in English. To Admiral [Ernest] Mouchez, the great French astronomer. SUPERB content letter about photographs of the stars. Rare as such. Fine condition...........100-150

Portrait of Common


Master of Macabre Humor

276. [FRANCE] Gabriel De Lautrec [1867-1938] Fr. author and Master of Macabre Humor. He was a great friend of Alphonse Allais. His pseud. was "Tom Joe." He was the 1st translator of Mark Twain in French. ALS, 1926, 1p, mentions his pseudonym Tom Joe. VG.....50-75


First French female to get a degree of doctor of medicine

277. [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.............150-250



278. 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


279. [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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280. KARL A. MENNINGER (1893-1990) American Psychiatrist/Author. The Menninger Clinic, conceived with the idea of collecting many specialists in one center, was founded in Topeka in 1919 by Karl and his father, Charles Frederick (1862-1953); in 1925 they were joined by William. The Menninger Foundation, established for research, training, and public education in psychiatry, came into existence in 1941 and soon became a U.S. psychiatric and psychoanalytic center. At the close of World War II, he was instrumental in founding the Winter Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka, which functioned as a mental hospital and as the center of the largest psychiatric training program in the world. SIGNATURE (large) dtd 4/14/75.............30-40


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.

281. JOSEPH HABERSHAW [J. Gross]

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

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

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

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

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

287. SAM. L. MITCHELL M.D.

288. WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE


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289. [MEDICINE] Jonas Salk (1914-1995)  American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine.  Signed 3x5 card. VG...........40-60

See Dr. Salk signature


290. [MILITARY] Robert Neale (1914-1994) was the top flying ace with the American Volunteer Group (AVG), amassing 13 victories in 1941 prior to the United States entering World War II.  He took over the AVG's 1st Squadron (the "Adam & Eves") after its commander, Robert Sandy Sandell, was killed, and was decorated by the British government with the Distinguished Service Order for his exploits in the defense of Burma. Neale was one of the AVG pilots who volunteered two weeks' additional service in China after the group was disbanded; during that interim, he commanded the U.S. Army's 23rd Fighter Group—as a civilian—pending the arrival of the designated commander, Colonel Robert Scott. He declined a commission as a major in the United States Army Air Forces.  The AVG records credit him with 13 air-to-air victories, making him its top-scoring ace. ALS, no year, 1p. Mentions photo [not present] that was taken in China just before he left for Burma [1942]. VG.........40-60


291. [NOBEL PRIZE] Sir Hans Adolf Krebs  (1900-1981) German-born British physician and biochemist. Krebs is best known for his identification of two important metabolic cycles: the urea cycle and the citric acid cycle. The latter, the key sequence of metabolic chemical reactions that produces energy in cells, is also known as the Krebs cycle and earned him a Nobel Prize in 1953, which he shared with Fritz Lipmann.  Brief TLS, 1979. 1p. VG.............40-60


292. Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer. AQS, "Peace if Possible, Justice at Any Rate", dated 1875. Approx. 5 x 2-3/4", laid to large page. Clean. VG...........40-60


293. [MEDICINE] Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant.  Signed 1964 FDC honoring the Mayo Brothers. Signed 1979. VG.........40-60

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294. [MILITARY] George A. Vaughn, Jr. (1897-1989)  American fighter ace in World War I and Distinguished Service Cross, Britain's Distinguished Flying Cross, and Silver Star recipient.  Vaughn was America's second-ranking Air Service ace to survive the war.  Lengthy TLS, 1988, 1p.  Most of the letter is about old photographs & WW I organizations.  Says he is too old now for story telling - says his most important experience was my first, when a German shot my tail plane full of holes before I even knew he was there. "If he had been a better shot I would not have lived to tell the tale. I did finally shoot him down, but was never caught napping again."...............60-80


295. [MUSIC] Bill Conti  (b. 1942) American film music composer who is frequently the conductor at the Academy Awards ceremony. AMQS from the TV show "Dynasty".  Approx. 8-1/4 x 3-3/4".  VG..........40-60

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296. [FILM] Joanne Woodward  (b. 1930) American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957).  Signed movie still photo from the film "Winning" pictured with her husband Paul Newman.  Fair contrast........35-45

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297. [AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL LOT] signed 3x5 cards, (*inscribed] by: Mary Wilson*, Chubby Checker*, Bobby Sherman*, Billy Idol, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton,  Alice Cooper, Eric Singer.  7 autographs. VG..........100-150


298. (MIXED LOT)    - Walter Isard (1919-2010) American economist, the principal founder of the discipline of Regional Science, as well as one of the main founders of the discipline of Peace Science.  SIGNED, 3x5 photograph dated 8/20/89 -- Dean L. Kamen (1951) American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Kamen is best known for inventing the product that eventually became known as the Segway PT, an electric, self-balancing human transporter with a computer-controlled gyroscopic stabilization and control system. – SIGNED 5x7 color photograph – Mairéad Corrigan (1944-) Irish peace activist  -1976 Nobel Peace Prize – SIGNED, card - Raol BOTT (1923-2005) Hungarian mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse–Bott functions which he used in this context, and the Borel–Bott–Weil theorem. SIGNED 5x7 color photograph (signed in dark area) -- Lotfali Askar Zadeh (1921-) mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher. Zadeh, in his theory of fuzzy sets, proposed using a membership function (with a range covering the interval [0,1]) operating on the domain of all possible values. He proposed new operations for the calculus of logic and showed that fuzzy logic was a generalisation of classical and Boolean logic. He also proposed fuzzy numbers as a special case of fuzzy sets, as well as the corresponding rules for consistent mathematical operations (fuzzy arithmetic) – SIGNED 4x6 color photo on verso – RAYMOND B. FOSDICK (1883-1972) American Lawyer and Writer, During WW1 he was a civilian aide to Gen. Pershing. Major role in the help to build the famous Rockefeller Foundation – SIGNATURE, 1922 - -Thomas Earl Starzl (1926-) is an American physician, researcher, and is an expert on organ transplants. He performed the first human liver transplants, and has often been referred to as "the father of modern transplantation." TLS 2002 -- Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (1925-2007) American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the first Kremer prize. SIGNED 7x5 color photograph -- Martin David Kamen (1913-2002) Canadian born, American physicist inside the Manhattan project. Together with Sam Ruben, he co-discovered the isotope carbon-14 on February 27, 1940, at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley. ANS 1983.........100-150


299. (BRITISH REALM NOTABLES OF THE 19TH CENTURY) – SIGNATURES in Various forms) Charles Ewan Law QC (1792 – 1850) British judge and Conservative Party politician,   ALS, 1810 to his mother Charming letter – 2pp).  Granville George Leveson Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, KG, PC, FRS ( 1815 – 1891) British Liberal statesman. In a political career spanning over 50 years, he was thrice Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords for almost 30 years and was joint Leader of the Liberal Party.  John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, PC, KS, FRS ( 1772 –1863), Lord Chancellor of Great Britain - the son of painter John Singleton Copley.  John Wilson Croker (1780 –1857) Irish statesman and author. His interest in the French Revolution led him to collect a large number of valuable documents on the subject, which are now in the British Museum. In 1804 he published anonymously Familiar Epistles to J. F. Jones, Esquire, on the State of the Irish Stage, a series of caustic criticisms in verse on the management of the Dublin theatres. The book ran through five editions in one year. Equally successful was the Intercepted Letter from Canton (1805), also anonymous, a satire on Dublin society. During this period a rather scathing poem attributed to Croker led to the suicide of actor John Edwin, In 1807 he published a pamphlet on The State of Ireland, Past and Present, in which he advocated Catholic emancipation. In 1824 he helped found the Athenaeum Club. Croker was generally supposed to be the original from which Benjamin Disraeli drew the character of "Rigby" in Coningsby, because he had for many years had the sole management of the estates of the Marquess of Hertford, he was author of other noted books --John Stuart Blackie (1809 – 1895)  Scottish scholar and man of letters.  Henry Danby Seymour ( 1820 – 1877) British gentleman and Liberal Party politician, member of Parliament. John Reginald Lygon, then Pyndar (1813), 3rd Earl Beauchamp (1784–1853) He was a member of the House of Commons for years and succeeded his brother as Earl.  Sir Richard William Scott, PC, KC (1825-1913) was a Canadian politician and cabinet minister, Secretary of State.  George, Duke of Cambridge ( 1819 – 1904) British Royal Family, a male-line grandson of King George III and maternal uncle of Queen Mary, consort of King George V. The Duke was an army officer by profession and served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces (military head of the British Army) from 1856 to 1895. He became Duke of Cambridge in 1850 and Field Marshal in 1862...........100-150


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300.   (20th Century PUBLISHER LOT)  -   Frank Sheed (1897-1981) Australian-born lawyer, Catholic writer, publisher, and speaker.  SIGNED 10x8 photograph - poor contrast.  Marshall Field V (1941)  heir to the fortune of the first Marshall Field, a retailing magnate important figures in the newspaper world of Chicago, philanthropist  two ALSs.   Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1918-1984) English soldier, publisher, peer, and member of the Astor family. Business positions included the chairmanship of the Times Publishing Company and life presidency of Times Newspapers Ltd.  TLS 1982.  Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr. (1892-1984) American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. SIGNED, 5x7 photograph, mounted to larger board, signed on board, dated 1976.  Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger, Sr. (1926-2012) American publisher and businessman. Born into a prominent media and publishing family, he became publisher of The New York Times and chairman of the board of The New York Times Company in 1963  to 1997.  TLS,  1964.   Dorothy Schiff (1903-1989) owner and then publisher of the New York Post for nearly 40 years. She was a granddaughter of financier Jacob H. Schiff. Schiff was interested in social services and reform, and was involved in several welfare groups. TLS,  1981...............75-100


301.  (AMERICAN LITERATURE LOT)   Sidney Dillon Ripley II (1913-2001) ornithologist and wildlife conservationist and writer He served as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution for 20 years. he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985  SIGNED 8x10 photograph.  Allen French (1870-1946)  historian and children's book author who did major research on the battles of Lexington and Concord, during the American Revolutionary War. He was a founding member and president of the Thoreau Society.Born in Boston, .Several of his children's books were illustrated by painter Andrew Wyeth. ALS on  of a letter he received, datd July 22, 1900.  LORRETTUS SUTTON METCALF (1837-1900) Publisher and Editor, Writer. He was born in Monmouth, Maine. In 1886 he issued the first number in “The Forum) and for two years he was editor and business manager. The publication was founded for the purpose of giving unprejudiced discussion of important subjects and issues of the day -  ALS 1p.  Julian Leonard Street (1879–1947) author.  He was a reporter on the New York Mail and Express (later Evening Mail) in 1899 and had charge of its dramatic department in 1900-01. His writings, characterized by a rather obvious but yet a genuine sense of humor. He made contributions to magazines. Street twice won an O. Henry Award. His short story, Mr. Bisbee's Princess, published in Redbook and anthologized in Great American Short Stories: O. Henry Memorial Prize Winning Stories 1919-1934, won the award in 1925. The story was adapted as the 1926 W.C. Fields silent film, So's Your Old Man. In 1915 he published a book on Theodore Roosevelt, called The Most Interesting American. He is credited with being the art critic who wrote that the painting exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show by Marcel Duchamp called Nude Descending a Staircase, resembled "an explosion in a shingle factory."  TLS, 1924.  Billy Collins (1941) poet, Poet Laureate.  SIGNED 4x6 photo on verso. George William Bagby ( 1828 – 1883) humorist.  Bagby became engaged in editorial work, especially on the Southern Literary Messenger, from 1859 to near the close of the American Civil War., writing under the name "Mozis Addums". He having kept alive the old school of Southern humor, founded by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet and Johnson J. Hooper. An example of this humor, which contained local dialect, phonetic spelling and an eccentric character, is Rubenstein’s Piano-Playin. His works were collected in three volumes (Richmond, 1884-86).. Bagby's most popular essay was "The Old Virginia Gentleman" (1877), SIGNATURE (in pencil).............75-100


302.  (AMERICAN LITERATURE LOT)    Thomas Louis Berger (1924-) novelist. Probably best known for his picaresque novel Little Big Man and the subsequent film by Arthur Penn.  TLS, 2001.  Lucius Manlius Sargent (1786-1867) author, antiquarian, and temperance advocate.  At the Boston peace celebration on February 22, 1815 (following the War of 1812), an ode of his, "Wreaths for the Chieftain," was sung. He wrote constantly for the newspapers and became well known for his literary interests. He found a popular subject in temperance reform. From 1830 till the approach of the Civil War he spoke and wrote on this theme so frequently and vigorously that he became one of the most uncompromising and conspicuous leaders in the crusade against liquor. He wrote Three Temperance Tales (2 vols., 1848), twenty-one stories of a tract-like nature bearing such titles as "My Mother's Gold Ring", "I Am Afraid There Is A God", "Groggy Harbor", and "An Irish Heart", first published in separate issues between 1833 and 1843. These were widely distributed by religious and temperance societies as well as by Sargent himself.    CLIPPED SIGNATURE 1861.   Leo Calvin Rosten (1908-1997) teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, story writing, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.  SIGNATURE.  COLONEL EDWIN EMERSON (1869-1959), Author, War Correspondent and “ROUGH RIDER”.  SIGNATURE.  MARGARET MOORE JACOBS (?-1960’s) Inspirational Author and writer. “The Secret to a Happy Life, a popular book to this day.  ALS 1960, 4pp. KENNETH B. CLARK (1914-2005) American Educator, Author, Psychologist – ANS on title page to his book “Dark Ghetto”, 1973.   Sidney Dillon Ripley II (1913-2001) ornithologist and wildlife conservationist and writer Secretary of the Smithsonian For his leadership at the Smithsonian he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, TLS 1976.   Nathan Marsh Pusey (1907-2001) university educator, writer and author.  TNS, 1973............80-120


303. (AMERICAN LITERATURE LOT)     Charles Berlitz (1914 – 2003) linguist and language teacher known for his books on paranormal phenomena, as well as his language-learning courses.  ANS, on brochure promoting “Without a Trace” book. Letitia Baldrige (1926 – 2012) etiquette expert and public relations executive who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary.  SIGNED, inscribed 5x7 photograph. Norman Lewis Corwin (1910 – 2011)  writer, screenwriter, producer. His earliest and biggest successes were in the writing and directing of radio drama during the 1930s and 1940s. SIGNED 3pp, typescript of  “Prayer for the 70’s”, inscribed 1978.  Frank G. Slaughter (1908 – 2001) novelist and physician whose books sold more than 60 million copies.  SIGNED, 5x7 photograph dated 1974 (signed in dark area) also signed on verso.  Edward Hoagland (1932-)  author best known for his nature and travel writing.  TLS,  2001.  Philip Khuri Hitti (1886 - 1978), a Maronite Christian, writer, author, scholar of Islam and introduced the field of Arab culture studies to the United States.  ANS 1973.   Ben Hibbs (1901 -1975) Editor and Writer, associated with the Saturday Evening Post and Reader’s Digest, associate of Pres. Eisenhower.   ANS 1974 .  EDWIN ALGER JR - Cartoon Writer –  creator of the comic strip 'Ben Webster' which appeared in newspapers between 1934 and 1940, and in comic books published by National/DC. It is possible that Alger did the art himself during the comic's early years, but in later years he has worked with several ghost artists. TLS,  1930, with SIGNED, postcard print.  Fleur Fenton Cowles (1908 – 2009) writer, editor and artist best known as the creative force behind the short-lived Flair magazine.  TLS, 1989. Irv Kupcinet (1912 –2003) newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, television talk-show host, and a radio broadcast personality based in Chicago, Illinois. He was popularly known by the nickname "Kup".  His daily Kup's Column was launched in 1943.    SIGNED, 8x10 portrait photograph of a young man.  Helen Steiner Rice  (1900 – 1981)  writer of religious and inspirational poetry.  TLS, 1963, with a unsigned little “remembrance book” The Story of the Christmas Guest".........100-150


304. 
Louis Clarence Hill [1865-1938] Am. Civil Engineer. He was the main designer of the early large dams. He was the chief engineer and designer of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam. His designs and success went on to help the Hoover Dam and Coolidge Dam, also the Los Angeles Flood Control Project, DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1924, 2pp, 4to. His biographical notes for The Cyclopedia of American Biography. VG.................50-75

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305. [FRANCE] Frederic Lock (1813-1876) French historian; wrote about Joan of Arc. ALS, Paris, 1873, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8". VG.......60-80

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306.  [FRANCE]  DECRET De La Convention Nationale,  1793, 2-pages, signed in ink. Approx. 7.5 x 9.5".  Content not known. Light old damp staining  o/w VG..............100-150

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307. [FRANCE] Gustave Lannes de Montebello  (1838-1907)  French diplomat. After studying law, he embraced a career diplomat, first under the orders of his father, the 2nd Duke of Montebello , Ambassador of France to Saint Petersburg. In 1886 , he was appointed ambassador of France to Constantinople, then to St. Petersburg in 1891. He contributed to the preparation of the exhibition horse and ethnographic Russian in Paris ( 1895 ).  Become an intimate Romanov , Gustave de Montebello plays an essential role in the consolidation of the Franco-Russian alliance . It welcomes President Félix Faure , at the laying of the first stone of Trinity Bridge in St. Petersburg on 24 August 1897, a symbol of the alliance. The Comtesse de Montebello was a benefactor of the French colony of capital of the Russian Empire, including providing funding to the French Asylum Benevolent Society of Saint Petersburg and its new hospital. On 28 August 1899 , the Marquis de Montebello is made ​​Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor.  Rare ALS [c. 1891], St. Ptersburg [Russia], 3pp, approx. 5-1/8 x 7-1/8". Slightly toned but VG..........100-150

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308. [FRANCE] Catherine Noele Grand (née Worlée; 1762 – 1834) was the mistress and later the wife of French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, the first Prime Minister of France. From their marriage in 1802 until her death she was Catherine Noele Grand de Talleyrand-Périgord, Princesse de Bénévent. Madame Grand was known for her striking Nordic beauty,  as well as her ingenuous public comments. Rare ALS, no date, 1p, approx. 5x8". VG.............100-150

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309.
[FRANCE] Marc-Antoine Jullien, called Jullien fils, (1775-1848) French revolutionary and man of letters. Son of Marc Antoine Jullien, deputy from Drôme in the National Convention, he entered the Collège de Navarre in 1785; his studies were interrupted by the beginning of the Revolution. Encouraged by his ardently patriotic mother, he attempted a career in journalism, in 1790 becoming a collaborator on the Journal du Soir. The following year, he became a member of the Jacobin Club, in which he became an opponent of war. In the spring of 1792, Jullien was sent to London by the Marquis de Condorcet, at the time president of the comité diplomatique of the Legislative Assembly. There he served as a student-diplomat, becoming an intermediary between the more liberal English factions and the Girondists. Among those he met there were Talleyrand and Lord Stanhope. Returning to France that autumn, he was named aide-commissairem and then commissaire des guerres, of the army of the Pyrenees, in January 1793. He was soon transferred to Tarbes "due to age". He rejoined the army of the Pyrenees on April 16, entering Paris with them on August 4. Jullien then became a protege of Robespierre, and was sent by the Committee of Public Safety on a mission to several Atlantic ports, beginning on September 10, 1793. Charged with ensuring surveillance of the military situation and of Jacobin propaganda, he attempted to gain for himself a rapport with public feeling. In Nantes, on February 4, 1794, he wrote a letter to Robespierre in which he denounced Carrier At Bordeaux, he stood in opposition to Jean-Lambert Tallien and his mistress, Thérésa Cabarrus . He left Bordeaux to return to Paris on April 24, 1794; there he was named to the Executive Committee on Public Instruction. On May 18, he returned to Bordeaux, to purify the municipality and the Jacobin Club and seek out hidden Girondists among the deputies. Jullien would likely have become a major player in the Revolution had it not been for the execution, by guillotine, of Robespierre in July 1793. Made destitute, he was arrested on August 10 and sent to prison; he would be held at the maison de santé of Notre-Dame-des-Champs, and would testify at Carrier's trial. He disavowed his association with Robespierre and was released, through the intervention of his father, on October 14, 1795. Ten days later, the insurrection of 13 Vendémiaire was stopped. Jullien next became one of the founders of the Club du Panthéon, returning to journalism with the creation of L'Orateur plébéien, a democratic and moderate pamphlet, with Ève Demaillot and Jean-Jacques Leuliette. On March 13, 1796, Merlin de Douai helped him enter the Ministère de la Police, where he became responsible for lists of emigrans. He soon became suspected of Babouvist sympathies, and was forced to hide after the discovery of the Conspiracy of Equals in May 1796; he reappeared in October of the same year. Jullien next joined the Army of Italy, becoming a writer for its mail service from August to November 1797. He then accompanied Napoleon I, in May 1798, on his journey to Egypt. There he became ill, and returned to France with Louis Bonaparte. Becoming well, he entered the service of general Championnet, becoming an adviser on December 28, 1978. Among the initiators of the Neapolitan Republic, he became secretary general to Championnet's provisional government on January 26, 1799. He was quickly recalled by the Directory, and was arrested on February 24. On March 12 he stood before a military tribunal, but was freed by the Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII on June 18. Accommodating the coup of 18 Brumaire to satisfaction, Jullien proposed a plan to unify the Italian states in July 1800. Immediately becoming indignant at anti-Jacobin proscriptions, following the Plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise he was relegated to handling administrative functions in Paris. He received the cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1803. After a visit to Madame de Staël at Chaumont-sur-Loire, through which he raised Napoleon's suspicions, he was sent to the Kingdom of Italy in 1810; while passing through Yverdon, he became acquainted with the Swiss pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. In 1813. Jullien was jailed due to his opposition to the Empire. Freed during the Bourbon Restoration , he published numerous opposition journals between 1815 and 1817, becoming known in the process as a pedagogue. He corresponded regularly with Pestalozzi, to whom he sent his first three sons, at Yverdon, and became a promoter of the Monitorial System of education. In 1819 he founded Revue encyclopédique. Offered here is a copy of a letter by Jullien, written in his hand. The original letter was by Guillon, as Director of Revue Encyclopdia.  Very long, unsigned. 2pp., 7-3/4 x 9-3/4".  VG..........125-175

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310. [FRANCE]  1838 document from Normandy, France, 4 long pages, signed Labbi [Louis Bonaventure Labbi] as Notary Republic, most probably a black man from the West Indies or a Creole as Bonaventure is frequent in Haiti or Dominica. Rare!. Approx. 7-1/2 x 10-3/4". VG...........100-150

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311. [FRANCE] Jacques Raillon (1762-1835) Bishop of  Dijon and Archbishop of  Aix (-Arles-Embrun) , France.  He made a famous funeral speech at Notre Dame for Marshall Lannes. ALS, [1807], 1p, 4-1/4 x 3-1/8". VG..........75-100

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312. [FRANCE]  1618 French Mystery document on vellum, written on both sides, signed, approx. 7-3/4 x 11-1/4". Closely cropped along right edge o/w very fresh condition...........100-150

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313. [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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314. [TV] Dennis Weaver (1924-2006) American actor, best known for his work in television, including his role as Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the long-running western series Gunsmoke. He later played Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud, and appeared in the 1971 TV movie Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg.  Signed, inscribed 10 x 8 photo. VG............40-60

 
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315.  [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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316. [THEATRE] Herbert Marshall (1890-1966) English actor. Brief ALS, Comedy Theatre. "My dear C.V. Mary Merrall asks me to pass on this play to you. So here goes. Yours truely Herbert Marshall." .............40-60

 

317. [TV] Stacey Keach (b. 1941) American actor.  Signed 5x7 photo. VG..........25-35


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

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319. [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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320. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 7-1/4 x 6-1/2 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................80-120

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321. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 6-1/4 x 7-1/2 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................80-120

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322. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 8 x 5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................80-120

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323.
[MUSIC] Chester Biscardi (b. 1948) Italian American composer and educator. AMQS, inscribed, 1993, from his composition "Mestiere" for Piano [1979]. On 6x4" card. VG...........40-60

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324. [MUSIC] Charles C. Knox (b. 1929) American composer and music educator. He is particularly noted for his music for brass instruments and chamber music, among his over 100 compositions to date. AMQS, from his 1994 "Clouds Are Not Spheres". Approx. 10-1/4 x 4-1/4". Two folds o/w VG.........40-60

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325. [MUSIC] Christopher Rouse [b. 1949] American composer. AMQS from his "Rapture", 10-1/4 x5". Two mail folds o/w VG...........40-60

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326. [MUSIC] Herman D. Koppel (1908-1998) composer and pianist of Jewish origin. Born in Copenhagen, he fled the Nazis with his family in 1943. He wrote 13 symphonies, numerous concertos, and 20 string quartets. AMQS from his composition "Concerto For Oboe and Orchestra" Op 82 (1970). On 6x4 card. One cannot consider the history of twentieth century Danish music without coming in contact with Koppel. VG...........40-60

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327. [BOXING] Floyd Patterson (1935-2006)  at 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight. An 8x10 photo to which is affixed his signature and address. Mounting traces on verso............50-75

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328. [MUSIC] The Sons of the Pioneers are one of America's earliest Western singing groups whose classic recordings set a new standard for performers of Western music.  Known for the high quality of their vocal performances, musicianship, and songwriting,  they produced finely-crafted and innovative recordings that have inspired many Western music performers and remained popular through the years. Since 1933, through many changes in membership, the Sons of the Pioneers have remained one of the longest-surviving country music vocal groups in history.  Signed color photo - signed by 6 members. Approx. 7.5 x 10". VG.............80-120

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329. TED KENNEDY (1932-2009) US senator from Mass. Signed & inscribed color 8x10 photo.............50-75

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330. [FRANCE] 1784 Manuscript Document signed Pierre Fabri, from Geneva. About Isaac Vernet and Boutin [had to do with Abraham Gradis, Jewish merchant]. Approx. 6-1/4 x 8". VG......75-100

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331. GIBBON, Edward (1737-94), the greatest English historian of his time and author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon was born April 27, 1737, in Putney (now part of London), the eldest of seven children in an upper-middle-class family; the other six all died in infancy. Gibbon himself was a sickly child and had almost no formal schooling. He was, however, an avid and omnivorous reader. By the time he was approaching age 15, his health suddenly improved, and his father entered him in Magdalen College, University of Oxford, for what he later called in his Memoirs "the most idle and unprofitable 14 months of my life." Study of early Christianity led him to embrace Roman Catholicism in June 1753, thus barring him from the university. His father swiftly packed him off to Lausanne, Switzerland, in care of a Calvinist pastor, who by Christmas, 1754, had reconciled him to Protestantism. (The Memoirs termed it acquiescence.) ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean........30-40

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332. Porson, Richard [1759-1808]. English classical scholar. Became widely known by his Letters to Archdeacon Travis (1788-89), an acute piece of criticism in defense of Gibbon' s position on the genuineness of John i:7; regius professor of Greek, Cambridge (1792). Edited four plays of Euripides; edited Aeschylus (1792); made distinct contributions to knowledge of iambic and trochaic verse; by minute collations of Greek texts made valuable emendations. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean........30-40

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333. [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.......75-100

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334. [MUSIC] Mel Tillis (b. 1932) American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of Top 10 hits.  Signed 8x10 photo. Signed in dark area. VG........25-35

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335. [MUSIC] Roy Clark (b. 1933) American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw Show. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.............25-35

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336.  (International Silent Screen Stars) - Leatrice Joy (1893 –) American actress most prolific during the silent film era.   ANS.  Alexander Larsen (1888-1964) Danish Actor, Director best known for Flyverspionen (1915), Når katten er ude (1947) and Paustians Uhr (1932). SIGNED, postcard photograph 1930.  Valdemar Psilander (1884 –1917) Danish silent film actor, who was the highest paid performer of his period and received critical acclaim as the greatest male lead during the golden era of Danish cinema. He made 83 films He committed suicide at the age of 32.    RARE  SIGNED card, with unsigned postcard photograph.  Erika Glassner (1890-1959) German Actress.  She starred as a backfisch and later as a cheeky temptress in many early German Silent Films. From 1915 to 1952 she appeared in over 80 films. She committed suicide at the age of 69.  SIGNED postcard photograph.  Hella Moja (1890 –1951) Russian born, German Silent Screen Star, producer and screenwriter. From 1914 she took part in mediation of Alwin Neuss as a silent film actress.  During the First World War and its aftermath was one of the most famous German film actresses. SIGNED postcard photograph 1927.    Muriel Alexander (1884-1975) South African born Actress known for The Scallywag (1921) and The Skin Game (1921). SIGNED postcard photograph 1927............80-120

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337.  ( BRITISH ARTISTS/PAINTERS LOT)   SIGNATURES in various forms - Reginald Rex Vicat Cole (1870-1940) landscape painter.  He exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy.   Frederick Henry Townsend (1868–1920 best remembered for his satirical illustrations in The Illustrated London News, The Graphic, The Tatler, The Sphere, and Punch. He was also a prolific and eclectic book illustrator. In addition to popular adventure fiction such as H. Rider Haggard and Sir Frederick Marryat, he also illustrated new editions of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1896) and Shirley (1897) Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1897), and Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy (1897).  Thomas Roberts (1748 – 1778) Irish landscape painter. He was present at the Dublin Society's School in 1763 and went on to exhibit at the Society of Artists from 1766 to 1777. That year he left Ireland for Lisbon where he died the following year. Andrew Carrick Gow RA (1848 –1920) painted scenes from British and European history as well as portraits. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, became a full Royal Academician in 1890. In 1900, he visited Egypt and he used his sketches to compose a scene representing the death of the Mahdi soon after the defeat of his troops by Colonel Wingate in 1898. The artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a close friend. In later life, he became Keeper of the Royal Academy.  Charles Landseer R.A. (1799-1879) painter, mostly of historical subjects.  SIGNATURE from ALS.   Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874 –1969) of mainly portraits and interiors in a traditional style.  He served as an official war artist with the infantry and later the Royal Navy during the First World War. ANS............75-100


338.  (AMERICAN JOURNALIST/BROADCASTERS)  Lowell Thomas (1892 –1981)  American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous, TLS, 1932. Bernard Shaw (1940) American journalist, news anchor for CNN from 1980. SIGNED, inscribed 8x10 photograph. Willard Scott (1934)  best known for his TV work on The Today Show and as the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald,  (two) SIGNED, inscribed 7x9 photographs.............60-80


339.  (American Sports Figures/ Celebrites )    A large grouping of 20 Sports Figures who have all signed the Golf Score cards will playing for a Golf Tournement : SIGNED by: Peter T. Wills, football, Jack Marin, Football, Tom Dreesen, comedian, Richard Rhoden, Golfer, Robert Tichenal, Football Coach, William S. Humphries, Football, Bruce Brooks, Author, Richard Anderson, Football, Charles Wasserman, Hollwood director, David McNally, baseball, Michael Caruso, baseball, Clark Gillies, hockey, Ed Mariano, Actor, Football, Jeremy Roenick, hockey,Steven Bartkowksi, football, George Alvareyz, Actor, Michael Eruzione, hockey, Shane Rawley, baseball, John Congemei, football, Albert Del Greco, football, Craig Nettles, baseball, Steven Gatlin, Signer (Gatlin Bros), Neil Lomax, football, Craig Hentrich, Football, Tommy Moore, comedian, John Kidd, football, Philip Smith, basketball, Robert Remus, wrestler, Kenneth Harrelson, baseball.........200-300


340.  (19th & 20th Century British Military Notables) - Sir Edmund Vivian Gabriel,  (1875-1950)  army officer, courtier and art collector...During the First World War he was first assigned to the Imperial General Staff, War Office, in London, where he was closely associated with lord Kitchener, then Secretary of State for War. In 1937 he was knighted by King George VI. During the Second World War he was a member of the British Air Commission to the United States. TLS 1945. Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset FRS (1757 –  1835) nobleman, soldier and politician. While serving as lieutenant-colonel of the North Devon militia, he marched Cornish miners to Plymouth, stengthened that town's defences and fortified Portreath, all of which helped counter a Franco-Spanish invasion fleet (gathered as part of the European theatre of the American Revolutionary War). On the highest point of Carn Brea in Cornwall is a 90 foot high (30m) celtic cross, erected by public subscription in 1836. It is dedicated to Francis Basset and inscribed 'The County of Cornwall to the memory of Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset A.D. 1836. ALS, 1807, 1p  Admiral Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury (1803 – 1868) entered the Royal Navy in 1817 and was promoted to Captain for his actions at the Battle of Navarino in 1827, where he commanded the H. M. S. Philomel. He became a Rear-Admiral in 1854 and a Vice-Admiral and Admiral in 1865. Clipped SIGNATURE, with sentiment.  General William Dowdeswell (1761-1828) Military Figure, Politician. Clipped SIGNATURE.  Group Captain George "Geordie" Nigel Douglas-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Selkirk (1906-1994) Scottish nobleman and Conservative politician. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. TLS 1983.  Henry Otway Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, CB (1777 –1853) peer and soldier.  Rose to be Commander in Chief of India. CLIPPED SIGNATURE.............100-150


341. (LORD CHANCELLORS OF ENGLAND LOT)    SIGNATURES in Various Forms - Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, 1st Baron St Leonards PC (1781 –1875).  Rounell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne PC (1812–1895) He served twice as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Clipped SIGNATURE - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714 –1794) English lawyer, judge and Whig politician who was first to hold the title of Earl of Camden.  Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury PC, QC (1800 – 1873)   Charles Christopher Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham PC KC (1781 –1851) He was twice Lord Chancellor.  Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine  ( 1750 - 1823) He served as Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom between 1806 and 1807. Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane (1856 –1928), was an influential Liberal Imperialist and later Labour politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912 during which time the "Haldane Reforms" were implemented. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Haldane in 1911, he was Lord Chancellor between 1912 and 1915, when he was forced to resign because of his supposed and unproven German sympathies..............80-120



342. Henri Georges Stephane Adolphe Opper de Blowitz (1825- 1903) Bohemian journalist. He left home at the age of fifteen to travel, acquiring a wide range of languages in the process. When financial constraints led him to plan emigration to America, he met by chance M. de Falloux , the French minister responsible for public education, and was appointed professor of foreign languages at the Tours Lycée in around 1849. He thereafter transferred to the Marseilles Lycée. He resigned his professorship there in 1859 when he married in order to devote himself to literature and politics. He became famous, both as a journalist and for his insights into diplomacy. ALS, 1891, 3pp, 4.5 x 7 in. Moderate sunning along left edge on first page; runs into text................30-40

 

343. [FRANCE] CARDINAL FRANCOIS MARTY [1904-1994] Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Paris. He took part in the conclaves that elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II. Brief TLS, 1975, on 5.5 x 4 in. card, 1p, to Monsieur Marcel Diamant-Berger. VG.................30-40



344. (FRENCH LITERATURE) PIERRE DESCAVES - 3 to 4 pages of autograph notes unsigned and approx. 36 news clippings on Henri Troyat [French author]. Including a program from "Le Vieux Colombier." Descaves' file on Troyat....................50-75



345. [FRANCE] Jean Georges Lefranc de Pompignan [1715-1790] French clergyman, younger brother of Jean-Jacques Lefranc, Marquis de Pompignan. Jean Pompignan was the archbishop of Vienne against whose defence of the faith Voltaire launched the good-natured mockery of Les Lettres d'un Quaker . Elected to the Estates General, he passed over to the Liberal side, and led the 149 members of the clergy who united with the third estate to form the National Assembly. He was one of its first presidents, and was minister of public worship when the civil constitution was forced upon the clergy. ALS, don't see year, 1p, plus postmarked address leaf. VG...........100-150

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346. [SUPREME COURT] Warren E. Burger (1907 - 1995) was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. Mounted 7 x 9 photograph signed on the mount. Overall 10 x 13. Very slight soiling in margin and corner bump. None of this really affects...........100-150

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347. [MUSIC] Duke Ellington (1899-1974) American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe "In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." He has signed a youthful magazine picture that is matted with a larger photo. The mat opening for the signed picture is about 2-3/8 x 5-1/4". Overall size 11x14". Fold lines in signed picture...........100-150

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349. [FRANCE] Louis Veuillot (1813-1883) French journalist and man of letters who is often credited with playing a decisive role in the popularisation of ultramontanism. A SMALL PART OF A MANUSCRIPT, IN TWO MOUNTED PIECES, ONE SIGNED. About Protestant England. See scan below..............75-100

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350. (CHARLES ISAAC ELTON) (1839-1900). English lawyer and antiquarian. Autograph Letter Signed containing an Autograph Manuscript. Two pages, octavo. Prologue to a play and four verses of a poem about Cinderella. Mounted. MOST OF SIGNATURE CLIPPED AWAY. Fold tear repaired; soiled............30-40


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351. [PRINTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT] Message From The President of the United States - In answer to a Senate resolution of Dec. 7, 1877, further information in relation to the cost of the Sioux war. Rutherford B. Hayes. This was printed for the US Senate, 45th Congress, 2d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 33, March 26, 1878, 5 pages..25-35



352. [PRINTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT] Message From The President of the United States - A report relative to the compensation of Henry B. Carrington, a special agent for the sale of certain Indian lands. Signed in type Benj. Harrison. This was printed for the US Senate, 51st Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 70, Feb. 24, 1890, 32 pages plus foldout tract map. Attached in another signed in type by Harrison, Ex. Doc. 71, related to Indians in New Mexico............25-35



353. [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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354. [FILM] Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000) American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. Signed, inscribed 5x7 color photo. Minor faults............40-60

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355. Joan Rivers (b. 1933) American comedian.  Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG...........25-35


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356. Joseph Campanella (b. 1927) [1] American character actor who has appeared in more than two hundred television and film roles since 1955.  Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo PLUS TLS signed Joe. Two pieces. VG.......35-45


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357. Horace D. Taft (1861-1943)  American educator, and the founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the younger brother of William Howard Taft of the powerful Taft family.  Signed 3x5 card............20-30


358. [ENGLAND] John Luxmoore or Luxmore (1766–1830) was an English bishop of three sees.  CLIP SIGNATURE [1818] as the Bishop of St. Asaph. Mounted to large paper. VG...........20-30


359. [ENGLAND] Herbert Marsh (1757–1839) was a bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE [1821] as the Bishop of Peterborough.
Mounted to large paper. VG...........20-30


360. [ART] Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)  notable English painter, specialising in portraits and large works involving in some cases several hundred individual portraits. Queen Victoria appreciated his merits and appointed Hayter her Principal Painter in Ordinary and also awarded him a Knighthood 1841.  Signature & 3 closing lines from a letter, he mentions "now nearly 80." Laid to another page........40-60


361. [ENGLAND] Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook (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.   Signed address posal panel, postmarked 1867. Tipped to page...........25-35


362. [ENGLISH TEATRE] John Hollingshead (1827-1904)  English theatrical impresario, journalist and writer during the latter half of the 19th century.  He is best remembered as the first manager of the Gaiety Theatre, London. An innovative producer, Hollingshead brought Gilbert and Sullivan together in 1871 to produce their first joint work, a musical extravaganza called Thespis.  ANS, 1874, mounted.........25-35


363. [ART] Domenico PRONTI (act.c.1790) 2 original 18th century engravings on the same sheet. "Chiesa e Basilica di S.Paolo Apost." and "Chiesa e Basilica di s. Groce in Gerusalemme" copper engraving published in Nuova Raccolta ... Della Citta di Roma e Sue Vicinanze by Domenico Pronti, about 1790. Plate mark and good margins. Each approx. 3 x 4.5". VG...........100-150

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364. Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III (generally known as Theodore, Jr.) (1887-1944) American political and business leader, a veteran of both the 20th century's world wars, who was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico (1929–32), Governor-General of the Philippines (1932–33), Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, and Vice-President at Doubleday Books, and as a Brigadier General in the United States Army. Mounted SIGNATURE.........50-75


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365. [FRANCE] Emile Fabre (1869-1955) French dramatic author and general administrator of the Comédie-Française from  1915 to 1936.  ALS, no date, 1p. approx. 4.5 x 6.5". VG.............50-75


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366. [THEATRE] GERALD SAVORY [1909-1996]  English playwright and screenwriter specialising in comedies. His earliest work in the film industry was as a dialogue writer for director Alfred Hitchcock's Young and Innocent (1937).  He spent some time in the United States in the 1940s writing for film and television and became an American citizen.  From 1964 to 1965 he was writer, producer and production manager for Granada Television, producing five episodes of   ITV Play of the Week; adapting Saki, J.B. Priestley, Noël Coward and Tennessee Williams for television. He then joined the BBC first as then Head of Serials, then Head of Plays. He notably produced five episodes of the thoroughly panned Churchill's People (1975–76) and six of the eight episodes of Love in a Cold Climate for Thames Television in 1980.  TLS, San Francisco, c. 1930s, 1p, 8vo. Mentions two of his plays: UPPER BIRTH and LOVE WENT A-RIDING. To Roland Young, the noted actor who played Topper.............50-75


367. [CZARIST RUSSIA] original 1908 bond for 189 Rubles [20 pounds Sterling] issued by the City of Moscow in 1908. Text in Russian and English. An attractive vignette at the top of a knight slaying a Dragon. Approx. 11 x 16". VG.........100-150

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368. [WORLD WAR II]  Hans Baur (1897-1993) was Adolf Hitler's pilot during his political campaigns of the 1920s and 1930s. He later became Hitler's personal pilot and leader of the Reichsregierung squadron.  Captured by the Soviets at the end of World War II in Europe, he endured ten years of imprisonment in the USSR before being released on 10 October 1955 to the French, who then imprisoned him until 1957. ALS, 1986, written on back of postcard. Not translated. VG...........100-150

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369. Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) was an industrialist and politician from Rhode Island.  President  of the National Rubber Company from 1901- 1918. Document signed,  1901, promise to pay $25,000. Approx. 8x4".  VG............75-100

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370.  [PHOTOGRAPHY] Jack Dempsey - Boxing Champion. Original c. 1964 vintage UNSIGNED 8x10 photographer of Dempsey in business suit, photographer A. Bryce Currie. VG.........30-40




371. Major-General Charles W. Sandford (1796-1878)  American militia and artillery officer, lawyer and businessman. He was a senior officer in the New York State Militia for over thirty years and commanded the First Division in every major civil disturbance in New York City up until the American Civil War, most notably, the New York Draft Riots in 1863. His command seriously weakened due to manpower shortages during the American Civil War, Sandford seved on active duty with the Union Army from April 19 to July 25, 1861. In May 1861, he was ordered by Brigadier General Joseph K. Mansfield to oversee the capture of Alexandria, Virginia as the vast majority the Union troops were from New York. He also served under Major General Robert Patterson for three months and took part in the Battle of Harper's Ferry. ALS, 1847, written on back of document, addressed to Nehemial Reynolds dealing with a law suit in the New York Supreme Court, in the matter of the New York & Harlem Rail Road Co. vs Nehemiah Reynolds. Signed as attorney for the Petitioner. Approx. 8-1/4 x 13-3/4". Accompanied by small picture shown in scan.......80-120
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372. [THEATRE] Hermann Vezin (1829-1910) was an actor, born in Philadelphia, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He went to England at York and obtained and engagement there in 1850. His London début was made at the Princess's Theatre in 1852. Most of his acting was performed in England. He acted in Dr. Davey (1866); Man o' Airlie (1867); Son of the Soil (1872); As You Like It (1875); Daniel Druce, which ran for one hundred and six times at the Haymarket (1876); and Olivia (1878). He became known as a teacher of elocution and as a writer. Mary Mannering was one of his pupils. Vezin went to York, England and obtained an engagement there in 1850. His London début was made at the Princess's Theatre, London in 1852. He married the Australian actress Mrs Charles Young. Most of Vezin's acting career took place in England. He played in Dr. Davey (1866); Man o' Airlie (1867); the successful The Turn of the Tide by F. C. Burnand (1869), Son of the Soil (1872); As You Like It (1875); W. S. Gilbert's Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith, which ran for one hundred and nineteen performances at the Haymarket Theatre (1876, also a revival in 1884); and Olivia (1878). ALS, Strand [England], 1896, 1p. VG...........25-35

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Portrait



373. [TV] Dawn Wells (b.1938) American actress best remembered for having played Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom, Gilligan's Island, during its run from 1964 until 1967.  Signed 1993 FDC honoring Elvis Presley. She adds "Mary Ann.". Colorful & attractive. Fine..........25-35

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374. [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



375. [SIGNED BOOK] Benjamin Lawrence Reid (1918-1990)  his book "The Man from New York: John Quinn and His Friends"  (1968), which won the  1969 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Dr. Benjamin L. Reid,  biographer, literary critic and professor emeritus of English at Mount Holyoke College. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for "The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends," a biography of a wealthy New York lawyer who owned the largest single collection of modern European paintings in the world in the 1920's and was an assiduous patron of artists and writers.  Dr. Reid's interest in Quinn stemmed from his own undergraduate days at the University of Louisville, where he studied art history and literature. He subsequently traveled in Europe under a Fulbright research grant that enabled him to interview T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and other luminaries who were close to Quinn. B.L. Reid has signed on the flyleaf. First edition in dust jacket, 708 pages.  Following the Armory Show, the artist Walt Kuhn acted as an art advisor to the collector John Quinn and assisted in the formation of his unique collection of modern art, unfortunately dissolved and sold at the time of Quinn's death in 1924.   Quinn’s most important contribution to the Amory Show was as a patron, lending and buying more artworks than any other collector or dealer. His loan included seventy-five works by artists such as Cézanne, Van Gogh, Puvis de Chavannes, and Augustus John and he spent nearly $6,000 on a variety of artworks from the lithographs of Redon to the paintings of Walt Kuhn and the cubist sculptures of Duchamp-Villon. According to a 1909 congressional tariff, Americans were required to pay a 15% tax on imported artworks produced in the last twenty years. In an effort to repeal the tariff in advance of the Armory Show, Quinn appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee arguing against the tax. Although it was not repealed in time for the exhibition, the tariff was overturned in October 1913 and Quinn’s advocacy helped promote the sale of modern European art in America in the wake of the Armory Show.  This signed book comes directly from the Brenda Kuhn [daughter of artist Walt Kuhn] estate in Maine.........100-150
Dust jacket
Signed page
Photo of Quinn, Walt Kuhn & John Wilson
Photo of John Quinn



376.  [FOOTBALL] a cover postmarked 1962 signed by 7 members of the Detroit Lions team: Roger Brown {b. 1937], Danny Lewis [b. 1936], Dick "Night Train" Lane [1927-2002] HOF'er, voted best cornerback of first 50 years of pro football; Jim Weatherall [1929-1992], Max Messner, Dave Lloyd [b. 1936], and Todd Grant............75-100

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OLYMPICS

377. [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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378. [ART] Pietro Annigoni (11910-1988) Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Color postcard photo of one of his painting signed on the back. Approx. 4 x 5-3/4". VG...............35-45

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379. [CIVIL WAR] John M. Bacon - Civil War soldier. Born in Kentucky he joined the army in 1860. Later became Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Wiiliam T. Sherman, and was made Brig. General. Clip signature with rank as Colonel.........25-35



380. [FILM] Warren Berlinger (b. 1937)  American character actor, with Broadway runs, movie and television credits, and much work in commercials.  His signed contract for the film "BILLIE", starring Patty Duke. Also signed by Milt Ebbins [see lot 58 in this auction].  Includes 3 additional Rider pages, each signed with the initials of Berlinger and Ebbins. VG..........100-150

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Portrait of Berlinger



381. [FILM] Richard Deacon (1921-1984) American television and motion picture actor. The tall, bald and usually bespectacled character actor often portrayed pompous, prissy, or imperious figures. He played PRINCIPAL WILSON in the Patty Duke film "BILLIE".  Offered here is Deacon's signed 1965 contract for that film. Accompanied by a 2-page Rider also signed in full. VG........100-150

Signed contract
Signed rider page
Portrait of Deacon



382. [FILM] Charles Lane (1905-2007) American character actor whose career spanned 64 years. Lane turned in his last performance at the age of 90. Lane appeared in many Frank Capra films, including You Can't Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946). He was a favored supporting actor of Lucille Ball, who often used him as a no-nonsense authority figure and comedic foe of her scatterbrained TV character on her TV series I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show. His first film of more than 250 movies was as a hotel clerk in Smart Money (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney.  His signed contract for the film "BILLIE", starring Patty Duke. Also signed by Milt Ebbins.   Includes 2 additional Rider pages, each signed with the initials of Lane and Ebbins. VG..........100-150

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Portrait of Lane





383. [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...........75-10



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384. [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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385. [FASHION DESIGNERS] Signed photographs of famous designers: Diane von Fürstenberg [inscribed]; Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985); Calvin Klein [inscribed]; plus Videl Sassoon  (1928-2012) British hairdresser. Only minor faults, if any......75-100



386. [FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY] DISDERI [1819-1889] original CDV photo of Anthony Panizzi, the naturalized British librarian of Italian birth and an Italian patriot. Panizzi is shown seated reading book. Past-over top edge.............50-75

 

387. [FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY] DISDERI [1819-1889] original CDV photo of General Roussel d'Hurbal. PLUS cdv photos by Disderi of Col. Reni Reille and General Montebello. 3 photos, all VG..............100-150

 

388. [FRANCE] DISDERI [1819-1889] 3 original CDV photos of Count Uruski. All VG..............100-150



From Abbey of Onnant in France

389. French document signed, dated 1843, 1p. on paper, 8-1/4 x 11-3/4". Identified as Birth Certificate of nobility in 1742. "Incl. nun from Abbey of Onnant". Two revenues and 2 seal stamps. Excellent condition............60-80

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390. [THEATRE] Kate Denin (1837 -1907) American stage actress. She played in many theatres in the United States and Australia and with most of the noted United States actors and actresses of her time. Signed cdv photo. VG..........40-60


391.
Patsy Kelly (1910-1981) American stage and film comedic actress. Signed 3x5 card to which her picture is affixed..........20-30


Pioneer in the field of color photography


392. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Frederic Eugene Ives (1856–1937) was a U.S. inventor, born at Litchfield, Connecticut. In 1874–78 he had charge of the photographic laboratory at Cornell University. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where in 1885 he was one of the founding members of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia.  He was awarded The Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal in 1893, the Edward Longstreth Medal in 1903,  and the John Scott Medal in 1887, 1890, 1904 and 1906. His son Herbert E. Ives was a pioneer of television and telephotography, including color facsimile. Ives was a pioneer in the field of color photography. He first demonstrated a system of natural color photography at the 1885 Novelties Exposition of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.[3] His fully developed Kromskop (long-vowel marks over both "o"s and pronounced "chrome-scope") color photography system was commercially available in England by late 1897 and in the US about a year later.  In 1903 Ives patented the parallax stereogram, the first "no glasses" autostereoscopic 3-D display technology. As early as 1900, Ives was tinkering with stereoscopic motion pictures. By 1922, he and fellow inventor Jacob Leventhal were producing a popular series of anaglyph 3-D novelty shorts called Plastigrams.  Ives is sometimes referred to as "the" inventor of "the" halftone process, but this is incorrect and Ives never made such a claim for himself.  Offered here is an undated biography sheet on which he pens biographical information, signed. 8.5 x 11". VG............100-150

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393. [THEATRE] John Merivale (1917-1990), also known as Jack Merivale, was a Canadian-born British theatre actor, and occasional supporting player in British films.  ALS, The Booth Theatre, 1947, 1p. Re: photograph.............35-45


394. [MISC. SIGNATURES]  Rudolph Wurlitzer (1831–1914), founder of the jukebox company. Wilfred John Funk (1883-1965) was an author, poet, lexicographer, and publisher. He was president of Funk & Wagnalls from 1925 to 1940, and founder of publishing company Wilfred Funk, Inc. Stark Young (1881-1963)  American teacher, playwright, novelist, painter, literary critic and essayist.  Robert Stanley Dollar (1844-1932)   lumber baron, shipping magnate, philanthropist. Carl Dreyfus - publisher. Max C. Fleischmann  (Fleischmann's yeast]. Dr. John Finley (1863-1940) American Educator.  J. Bertram Lippincott - publisher.  Eight signed cards, all with mounting traces on verso and 2 with trace along top front edge.........100-150

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395. [THEATRE] signatures of 4 actors: [1] Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909), known as Coquelin aîné ("Coquelin the Eldest"), was a French actor, "one of the greatest theatrical figures of the age."  [2] Robert B. Mantell (1854-1928) was a heralded Shakespearean stage actor who made several silent films.  [3] G.H. Barrett  [4] Mary Anderson [1859-1940]. See condition faults in scan.............40-60

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396. Alice Mary Longfellow (1850–1928) daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Immortalized as "Grave Alice" in her father's poem "The Children's Hour", she led a life characterized by a love of travel and a strong interest in education and American history.  ALS, 1900, 3pp,  3-3/4 x 6". Fine. Nice letter written on her Craigie House, Cambridge stationery............50-75


397. [POLITICS] misc. autographs: [1] Lillian Carter - mother of Jimmy Carter, signed color picture of the entire Carter Family.   Only Lillian's signature is authentic. [2] James Murray - US senator from Montana, signed photo. [3] Pat Brown - Gov. Calif, signature with inscription mounted below his Time magazine cover portrait. [4] Martin Dies, Jr. (1900-1972), House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities, signed 5x7 photo [faults].  [5] David Stockman - former U.S. politician and businessman, serving as a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan (1977–1981) and as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985). - Signed color photo. [6] John Dean - served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. In this position, he became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover-up. Signed & inscribed 10 x 8 photo.   [7] Two TLSs, both 1936 by congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers.  [8] William M. Miller - TLS, 1974, as H. of Rep. Doorkeeper.  [8] Senator David L. Walsh - 1934 TLS.  [9] Roderick D. Sutherland - MOC from Neb,, signed 1900 document.  [10] A signed photo of congressman from calif [not identified].  Various conditions.............100-150



398. Harold Ickes (1874-1952)   United States Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and the second longest serving Cabinet member in U.S. history next to James Wilson. Ickes was responsible for implementing much of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" and is the father of Harold M. Ickes. He and Labor Secretary Frances Perkins were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet who remained in office for his entire presidency.  TLS, 1950, 1p, declining offer to send autographed photo saying he finds the cost something he can't afford. VG...........50-75


399. Vicente Blasco Ibanez  (1867-1928) best-selling Spanish novelist in various genres whose most widespread and lasting fame in the English-speaking world is from Hollywood films adapted from his works. Signed card mounted next to his personal calling card on which he has written 2 words, all mounted below his picture. He wrote The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Slightly soiled......100-150

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400.  [SPACE] James H.J. Tate (1910-1983) American politician. He served as the Mayor of Philadelphia between 1962 and 1972. Signed 1970 cover honoring Apollo 12. Dated 1970........25-35

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4 Vols. on Robert E. Lee

401. [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



402. 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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403. [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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404.  [SPACE] Group of 6 postal tracking station covers from various countries...........20-30

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405. [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


406. [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

 

407. [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



408. [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



409. [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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410. [POLITICS] mixed lot of signatutes in various forms: [1] Giles Waldo Hotchkiss (1815-1878) U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War. Signature. VG. [2] DONLEY, Joseph Benton [1838-1917] Representative from Pennsylvania, entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-third Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 and served throughout the war. SIGNATURE. [3]WOODWARD, George Washington [1809-1875] Representative from Pennsylvania; nominated in 1845 by President Polk a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but was not confirmed by the Senate. SIGNATURE. [4] ARMSTRONG, William Hepburn [1824-1919] Representative from Pennsylvania. SIGNATURE. [5] Everett Sanders (1882-1950) was an American political figure. He was secretary to President Calvin Coolidge and chairman of the Republican National Committee. SIGNED 3X5 CARD. [6] TALLMADGE, Nathaniel Pitcher, a Senator from New York; born in Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y., February 8, 1795; graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1815; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; member, State assembly 1828; member, State senate 1830-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate in 1833; reelected as a Democrat in 1839, and served from March 4, 1833, to June 17, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed by President John Tyler to be Governor of Wisconsin Territory, with residence in Fond du Lac; served as Governor of Wisconsin Territory until his removal from office in May 1845; devoted himself to writing religious tracts; died in Battle Creek, Mich., November 2, 1864; interment in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis. CLIP SIGNATURE [quite foxed]. [7] album page signed on both sides by: SOUTHWICK, George Newell, (1863 - 1912) NY; BODINE, Robert Nall, (1837 - 1914) Mo; BURLEIGH, Edwin Chick, (1843 - 1916) US senator, congressman & Gov. of Maine. Signed on other side by: SUTHERLAND, Roderick Dhu, (1862 - 1915) Neb.; VANDIVER, Willard Duncan, (1854 - 1932) Mo.; STEPHENS, John Hall, (1847 - 1924) Texas. VG. [8]JAMES J. DAVIS (1873-1947) American steel worker and Republican Party politician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served as U.S. Secretary of Labor and represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate. He was also known by the nicknames of the "Iron Puddler" and "Puddler Jim." Typewritten Manuscript Signed, 1p. Re: the home is the basis of civilization as we have known it. Clean. Click to see Davis [9]FISHER, John [1806-1882] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE. [10] Omar D. Conger [1818-1898] U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Michigan. He was a member of the State military board during the Civil War, holding the rank of colonel. Senator Conger is the namesake for Fort Conger, the pioneering Arctic outpost established by Augustus Greeley's 1881 expedition and named by the explorer in gratitude for the senator's support. SIGNATURE ON ALBUM PAGE. See signature [11] McCARTY, Andrew Zimmerman [1808-1879] Representative from New York. SIGNATURE. [12] [PENN] nice clean album page signed by 2 Penn. congressmen: MORRELL, Daniel Johnson, (1821 - 1885); TOWNSEND, Washington, (1813 - 1894). Both are large clean signatures. [13] SHOBER, Francis Edwin [1831-1896] Representative from North Carolina. SIGNATURE. [14] Charles Benjamin Farwell (1823 - 1903) U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois. Clip Signature. [15] Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg (1837-1908) nineteenth century politician, lawyer and judge from Missouri. Born near Cologne, Germany, Finkelnburg immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1848, settling in St. Charles, Missouri. During the Civil War, Finkelnburg served as a private in the Union Army and was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1864 to 1868, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1868. He was elected a Republican and later reelected a Liberal Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1873. Finkelnburg was appointed judge of the eastern district of Missouri by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, serving until 1907. CLIP SIGNATURE, mounted. [16] Jacob Hart Ela (1820- 1884) U.S. Representative from New Hampshire. SIGNATURE, Rochester, NH, on album page. [17] Ossian Ray (1835- 1892) United States Representative from New Hampshire. SIGNATURE, Lancaster, NH...............100-150

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411. [ART] Gwen Raverat (1885-1957)  English wood engraver who was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers.  She was the granddaughter of the naturalist Charles Darwin and the first cousin of the poet Frances Cornford.  She married the French painter Jacques Raverat in 1911. They were active in the Bloomsbury Group and Rupert Brooke's Neo-Pagan group until they moved to the south of France, where they lived in Vence, near Nice, until his death from multiple sclerosis in 1925. Raverat was one of the very first wood engravers recognised as modern. She went to the Slade School in 1908, but stood outside the groups growing up at the time, the group that gathered around Eric Gill at Ditchling and the group that grew up at the Central School of Arts and Crafts around Noel Rooke. She was influenced by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and developed her own painterly style of engraving.  There was some similarity between her early engravings and those of Gill, and she did know Gill, but the similarity was based mostly on her black line style at the time, influenced by Lucien Pissarro, and the semi-religious themes that she then chose. Balston credits her with having produced one of the first two books illustrated with modern wood engravings.  This was Spring Morning by her cousin Frances Cornford, published by the Poetry Bookshop in 1915. It was accessioned at the British Library in May 1915, which makes it the first modern book illustrated with wood engravings, as the other contender, The Devil's Devices illustrated by Eric Gill, was accessioned in December 1915. Original wood-engraving, image is 4-1/8 x 6" plus margins. The title: "CHILD-STEALERS." Fine...........100-150 See Raverat engraving



412. [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoe was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-5/8 x 5-3/4" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "Nigel and the King".   Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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

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

 

415. 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

 

416. [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


417. Somersworth, New Hampshire - 5 Manuscript documents concerning business matters with Andrew Rollins, dating from 1795 to 1809. One of them [1798] is split in half............50-75

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418.  Dover, New Hampshire - 4 manuscript documents signed Mark Walker. Receipts for oak shooks [ship building] purchased by Andrew Rollins. Each dated 1816.............40-60

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419. Message of the President, regarding the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota,  printed government document, 51st Congress, Doc. 247,  1890,  193 pages, approx. 9 x 5.75 in., very good condition. RE: The government thought they had an agreement with the Chippewas' to remove to specific reservations but there was also a provision that any Indian could stay in his present reservation wherein the problem was. The President further said  "the commissioners did not escape the embarrassment which unfortunately too often attends our negotiations with the Indians, viz: An indisposition to treat with the Government for further concessions while its obligations incurred under former agreements are unkept. --- consider promptly, and in a just and friendly spirit, the claims presented by these Indians through our commissioners, which have been formulated in the draft of a bill prepared by the Secretary of the Interior herewith. Record of all the meetings conducted with Indians at the various places where they resided. Signed in type by Benj. Harrison..............25-35

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420. 
Hugh Cecil (1869-1956) The Lord Quickswood. British Conservative Party politician. During the early 20th century, Cecil (known to his friends as "Linky") was the eponymous leader of the Hughligans, a group of privileged young Tory Members of Parliament critical of their own party's leadership. Modelled after Lord Randolph Churchill's Fourth Party, the Hughligans included Cecil, F. E. Smith, Arthur Stanley, Ian Malcolm, and, until 1904, Winston Churchill. In 1908, Cecil was the best man at Churchill's wedding. Cecil dissented from the beginning from Joseph Chamberlain's policy of tariff reform, pleading in Parliament against any lowering of the idea of empire into that of a "gigantic profit-sharing business." He took a prominent position among the "Free Food Unionists", and consequently was attacked by the tariff reformers and lost his seat at Greenwich in 1906.  Signature on 3-3/8 x 2-1/2"............25-35




421. WM. A. DARLING (1817-1895) Businessman & MOC from NY; president of Murray Hill Bank. ALS, NY, 1868, 1p, 8vo. Letter of introduction. Slightly toned..............50-75



422. S. I. Hayakawa (1906-1992) Canadian-born American academic and political figure of Japanese ancestry. He was an English professor, and served as president of San Francisco State University and then as United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. Signed, inscribed color photo, 8x10. Accompanied by his unsigned US Senate calling card. VG..........35-45

 

423. John W. Forney (1817-1881) American journalist and politician. He was Clerk of the United States House of Representatives 1851-1856 and 1860-1861. He was Secretary of the United States Senate 1861-1868. Brief ALS, Dec. 27, no tr., 1p...........25-35



424. [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



425. (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



426. [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


Mount Heyburn Is Named For Him

427. [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


428.  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

429. [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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430. 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

 

431. [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



432. [BENJ. HARRISON] Message from the President of the United States, Feb. 19, 1890, government document, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 66, 29 pages, signed in type by Harrison. A report relative to the purchase and release of the surplus lands in the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation.......30-40

 

433. [BENJ. HARRISON] Message from the President of the United States, Dec. 18, 1889, government document, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 14, 91 pages, signed in type by Harrison. "A letter of the Secretary of the Interior relative to the purchase of a part of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation". Disdound but all present. Contains one foldout diagram....30-40


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

 

435. 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


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



437. William Alfred 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

438. [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

 

439. Francis George Godolphin D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds (1798-1859) British peer and politician. ALS, nd, 2-1/2 pp..........25-35



440. [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


441. 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



442. [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

 

443. [MUSIC] EDDY ARNOLD (1918-2008) Country-Western Singer. Signed 3x5 card dated 1988. Fine........20-30



444. 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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445. 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


446. Burton Frye - signed title page from his "The Good Surprise - Poem by Burton Frye."..........20-30

 

Original Cruikshank Etching

447. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "The MIDDLEMAS WIVES AND GIDEON GRAY". Image is approx. 3-1/8 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition......50-75

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448. 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



449. [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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450. Oleg Cassini [1913-2006] French-born American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. He became the exclusive costume designer for his then-wife, American film and stage actress Gene Tierney. Signed magazine cover - also signed again inside..............20-30


451. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT of JEREMIAH DAY [1773-1867] NOTED YALE CLERGYMAN. Clean.....................20-30

 

451. [MEDICAL] ENGRAVED PORTRAIT of JOHN WAKEFIELD FRANCIS [1789-1861] one of the most distinguished American physicians. Clean........................20-30



452. [THEATRE] Neil Burgess (1846-1910) American vaudevillian comedian who specialized in female impersonation of elderly "widdlers." He started his unusual career at age 19 when called on to fill in for an ailing actress in The Quiet Family in Providence, Rhode Island. His greatest success was Widow Bedott in 1879. He also produced and starred as Auntie Abigail Prue in Charles Barnard's play The County Fair in 1889. 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. SIGNED CARD, 3-1/8 x 1-1/2 in. He writes "Marriage is riskey business - Country Fair. Dated April 15, 1902. Fine..............20-30

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453.  [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



Legendary Comic Book Artist

454. 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

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455. [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



456. (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


ART GALLERY

700. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL ink drawing, signed, 13 x 17". VG.........75-100

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701.
[ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor, signed, dated 1960, 14 x 16.5". VG.........100-150

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703. [ART] Alfred Dawson (England, Active 1860-1893) British etcher and painter of landscapes and topographical views, Alfred Dawson studied under his father, Henry Dawson (1811-1878), a marine and landscape painter. Alfred Dawson was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, London, from 1860 to 1889. He also exhibited with the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. During the 1880's, Alfred Dawson was frequently commissioned by Philip Gilbert Hamerton to create etchings for the "Portfolio" and other publications.  Original etching, title is "Mapledurham", signed in the plate with monogram, image approx. 4 x 6-1/4" plus clean marghins. VG......80-120

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704. [ART] 19th century pencil drawing, unsigned, oval approx. 8 x 6". VG..........60-80

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705. LONG'S PEAK, FROM ESTE'S PARK - after Thomas Moran. Nice full page scene. Image approx. 6-1/8 x 9-1/4" plus margins.........40-60

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706. CALIFORNIA - group of 6 views including: San Francisco shore, Cliff House Sacramento Valley, Coast Scene at Marin County, etc. Various sizes.........60-80

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Anthony Thieme Original Etching Plate - RARE!


707. [ART] Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) was a landscape and marine painter and a major figure of the Rockport (MA) School of American regional art. He was a contemporary of important Rockport artists Aldro Hibbard, Emil Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Antonio Cirino, and Marguerite Pierson. Born in Rotterdam on 20 February 1888, Thieme studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Rotterdam for two years and then, briefly, at the Royal Academy, the Hague. He traveled widely in Europe, frequently finding work as a stage designer.
Thieme traveled to the United States at the age of 22. He quickly found work as a stage designer at the Century Theater in New York, designing sets for the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. When the commission ended, he traveled to South America, primarily Brazil and Argentina. Stage work again provided his livelihood. A return to Europe followed with further work in England, France, and Italy. Returning to the United States with a contract for additional stage work, Thieme found himself in Boston. He discontinued work on the stage in 1928 and from then on made his living with the sales of his paintings and etchings. Thieme married Lillian Beckett in 1929 and moved to Rockport, MA. He established the Thieme School of Art. He exhibited his work frequently at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York.  He continued to travel widely; Mexico, Guatemala, Florida, and France were major destinations, always painting en plein air. Thieme committed suicide on 6 December 1954 in Greenwich, CT. The circumstances of his death are not fully understood.  Anthony Thieme was a full member of the American Watercolor Society, Art Alliance of America, the Salmagundi Club, the Boston Art Club, North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, New York Water Color Club, Art Alliance of Philadelphia and the National Arts Club. Original etching plate, title "Coach & Inn".  Not sure if this is the actual title - its simply what is written on the envelope and above an etching [included] pulled from the plate.  Original etching plates are very uncommon............800-1200

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708. [ART] John Joseph Enneking (1841 - 1916) American Impressionist born of German ancestry in Minster, Ohio. He was educated at Mount St. Mary's College, Cincinnati, served in the American Civil War in 1861-1862, studied art in New York and Boston, and gave it up because his eyes were weak, only to return to it after failing in the manufacture of tinware. From 1873 to 1876 he studied in Münich under Schleich and Leier, and in Paris under Daubigny and Bonnat; and in 1878-1879 he studied in Paris again and sketched in the Netherlands. Enneking was a plein air painter, and his favorite subject was the November twilight of New England, and more generally the half lights of early spring, late autumn, and winter dawn and evening. The Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park, Massachusetts is named after him. Offered here is a wonderful original little pencil drawing, signed with initials, image about 2.5 x 3" plus margins. Identified below "Drawn by Enneking - J.J." Proenance: removed from a sketchbook kept by the friend and fellow artist, Horace R. Burdick. It was not uncommon to find sketches by other artists in a Burdick sketchbook. We believe that the identification written below drawing is in the hand of Enneking, based on comparison with a known example. After a lengthy examination of the tiny initials on the drawing we come to the conclusion, and I'm pretty certain a correct conclusion, that the initials read: "JJE". The problem we were having was the appearance of the first two initials. The first looked more like an "N" and the middle looked more like an "I". The front line of the first is somewhat weaker and I saw it - that wasn't an N but but looked more like a "V". which is really a "J". Then the middle also is a "J" but with a weak left side. In other words he wrote very tiny "JJE" but the Js were made like "Vs" because they are written so small. Difficult to explain in words - easier to see in real life. Also, the identification on the page is important. To the purchaseser: if you paid attention to what is said here, you should not have a problem when drawing is received, and upon examination of the initials. Put this all together and it just makes sense. WOW, I'm not sure I've ever gone to this length to explain authenticity. Condition is very good+..............300-400

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Portrait of Enneking


709.  [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "NORMA DISPATCHING THE PROVISIONS". Image is approx. 3-1/8 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition......50-75

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710. [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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711. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "AN EASTERN PRINCESS", from a painting by J.G. Jacquet. Image 8-1/8 x 4-3/4" plus margins which are fairly clean with only the slightest signs of age.............100-150



712. [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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713. [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

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714. [ART] Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) American artist and lithographer, born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Wengenroth was once called "America's greatest living artist working in black and white" by the American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, and he is generally considered to be one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under George Brant Bridgeman and John Carlson from 1923 to 1927, then at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams. Wengenroth was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (renamed the American Academy of Arts and Letters) in 1942 and was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the Prairie Printmakers. He was elected an Associate of the prestigious National Academy of Design in 1938, and a full Academician in 1941. Wengenroth was also the author of several influential books on lithography. Wengenroth's lithographs are found in most major American collections, including the Library of Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his career, Wengenroth became well-known for his detailed depictions of the seascapes and landscapes of New England and, particularly, Maine . As an artist, he eschewed colour in his lithographs but rather focused on shadow, light, and form to transmit detail and dimension. While his urban scenes of Manhattan and the New York City environs are especially coveted by the current market, Wengenroth was most adept at creating sincere yet vivid simulacra of the New England littoral and interior. Offered here is an unsigned 2-sided watercolor. Sand dunes on one side and a most unusual abstraction watercolor on the other. This is the last of our Wengenroths that we bought at the Bruce Collins auction in Kennebunk, Maine. These were consigned to Collins from the estate of Wengenroth. Youngs Fine Arts sold our companion piece to this in their 7/12/97 sale, lot 52. It was 1-sided, signed, almost identical scene, a little smaller, and brought $660. We saved this one because it was nicer but mainly because of the unusual abstraction on the one side. This is guaranteed, without a time limit, to be by Stow Wengenroth and we will send along a letter of guarantee to the winning bidder. This piece is approx. 14-3/4 x 19-3/4 in. Pin holes in the corners caused by Wengenroth. His watercolors & drawings are quite uncommon. CLICK BELOW TO SEE BOTH SIDES............1000-1500

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715. [ART] MARY HELEN POTTER (1862 - 1950) Listed artist from Rhode Island. OFFERED HERE: Original watercolor, unsigned, dated 1895, approx. 13 x 10 in. Almost all of Potter's watercolors were unsigned. Very good condition........200-300

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Rare Original Etching Plate

716. [ART] Paul Berdanier  (Frackville, Pennsylvania, 1879 - Long Island, 1961) A fine American etcher, painter and illustrator, Paul F. Berdanier studied art under Charles Hope Provost, in New York, Gustave Wolff, at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, and under Albert Gihon, in Paris. He began his career in St. Louis working mostly as a designer of historical settings and stage costumes. After winning several awards in Missouri, Berdanier moved to Paris, France shortly after the end of World War One. He remained there until about 1929 when he settled in New York. During his time in Paris, he exhibited his art at both the Salon d'Automne and at la Nationale des Beaux-Artes.  Berdanier was a full member of the Society of American Etchers. His art is included in the permanent collections of many museums in both America and France. Offered here is the original etching plate "Winter Canal Scene", approx. 3-3/8 x 5-1/4".  Provenance: the Anderson-Lamb Co., Brooklyn, NY.  This company was among the best printers of etchings in the country. It was their firm that hand-printed most of the etchings offered by American Associated Artists Gallery in NYC.  The lithographs were printed by George Miller.  All printing would be done by hand, with Miller  and Lamb receiving 25 cents per impression, paper and ink included. A color etching pulled circa 1935-45 is included, trimmed to image and laid down. The original etching plate has a protective varnish coating but can be removed if someone wants to pull etching from the plate. It goes without saying - original etching plates by noted artist very seldom ever find their way onto the open market.............200-300

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717.  [ART]  WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL COOPER etching plate. The title is "TOMS RIVER". Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 8 x 10 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 signatureinto the plate. I don't think he ever etched his signature into any of his plates although he sometimes would etch initials. 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. Kennedy Galleries [NYC] held an exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints during which it was indicated that there were less than 50 impressions ever pulled from this plate. Original plates by major artists seldom reach the open market and it is remarkable to see a plate that had so few prints pulled from it. A must for the SERIOUS Kuhn collector...............2000-3000

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KASIMIR ETCHING SNOW SCENE

718. [ART] ORIGINAL ETCHING by Luigi Kasimir - [1881-1962]. Titled "KLOSTERNEUBURG". Pencil signed "n.1 Luigi Kasimi". This means that the artist's son, Robert, signed this etching after his father's death in 1962. In 1961 Robert opened his own printing shop in Vienna, where he printed his own etchings and those of Luigi and Tanna, his mother. Following his father's death in 1962 he began signing Luigi's etchings "n.1.Luigi Kasimir"("n.1" being the abbreviation for "Nachless," meaning "from the estate of ..." in German). After his mother's death in 1972 he signed her etchings, "n.1.T.K. Hoernes." mage size approx. 9.5 x 9 in., paper size approx. 15.25 x 14 in. Unframed. No condition problems. Luigi Kasimir was born in 1881 in the town of Pettau, at that time a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He attended the Vienna Academy of Art which was to be of twofold importance to him. First, he studied under William Unger, who gave Kasimir his first introduction to the technique of the color etching. Secondly, he met Tanna Hoernes, who became his wife. Luigi inherited his talent from his ancestors, as did one of his sons, Robert. Luigi's grandfather was a painter and poet, and his father an officer in the Hapsburg army, who later became a professional painter. As for Kasimir's technique: black and white etchings had been popular for hundreds of years, but Luigi Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the color etching. Before him, etchings were usually hand colored, often with less than perfect color application, or color etchings were printed from one plate. Kasimir first did a sketch from nature, usually in pastel. Then he transferred the design by hand on as many as two to six plates, printing one after the other by hand, applying the color on the plate by hand so each finished etching is a true original. Mr. Kasimir died in 1962 in Grinzig, a suburb of Vienna. His wife, Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes, born in 1887, and who died in 1972, was an accomplished artist in her own right. Her technique as well as subject matter is, naturally, similar to Luigi's after having worked with him for so many years. Robert, born in 1924, did many similar etchings, using the name F.O. Robert to sign his since Luigi did not allow him to use the Kasimir name until he was considered an accomplished artist. He studied in the USA for a while, and made war illustrations as well as many of the same subjects as his parents. Robert died in 2002. Luigi Kasimir designed a bookplate for Sigmund Freud, who also hung an etching of the Roman Forum by Kasimir in his consulting room. The retail price for this estate signed etching is $360 [not our retail]. Reserved at $200

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719. [ART] Leopold Flameng (1831-1911) French engraver, illustrator and painter. Original 19th century etching, plate signed, image 4 x 7-7/8" plus wide clean margins. The title: "The Marquess and Griselda. VG..........50-75

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Superb Etching From France

720. [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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721.  [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Ink drawing, signed,  Gloucester, Mass. harbor scene, approx. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 plus margins.........75-100 See Carle drawing



722. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 8 x 5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................50-75

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723. [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........400-600
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724. [ART] Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions during his 32 years at Condé Nast Publications. When his father took a post advising the Soviet government, the family moved to Moscow. Life there became difficult, and his father secured permission from Lenin and the Politburo to take his son to London in 1921. Young Liberman was educated in Russia, England, and France, where he took up life as a "White Émigré" in Paris.  He began his publishing career in Paris with the early pictorial magazine Vu, where he worked under Lucien Vogel and with photographers such as Brassaï, André Kertész, and Robert Capa. After emigrating to New York in 1941, he began working for Condé Nast Publications, rising to the position of editorial director, which he held from 1962-1994. Only in the 1950s did Liberman take up painting and, later, metal sculpture. His highly recognizable sculptures are assembled from industrial objects (segments of steel I-beams, pipes, drums, and such), often painted in uniform bright colors. Prominent examples of his work are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Tate Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum. His massive work "The Way", a 65 feet x 102 feet x 100 feet  structure, is made of eighteen salvaged steel oil tanks, and became a signature piece of Laumeier Sculpture Park, and a major landmark of St. Louis, Missouri. Offered here is a large back & white lithograph, Signed A. Liberman 65, edition 7/35, approx. 35 x 24 in. flush, very good condition except for a tiny 1/4 in. tear into the upper left edge, only noticeable with close examination.............600-800

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725. [ART] Frank M. Gregory (1848--?) original etching, "MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY", 1887. Signed in the plate. Exhibited at the NY Etching Club in 1888, #63. Gregory's work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the NY Public Library, and others. This is a rare image of a lively street scene around the square at 23rd Street on the east side of Manhattan. Image approx. 6-3/4 x 11-3/4" plus wide clean margins. This etching is from a series of etchings produced by the New York Etching Club in 1887 and published by F. Stokes with text by Ripley Hitchcock. The portfolio/ book was entitled "Representative Etchings By Artists of To-day In America", 1887. It was etched to include Madison square, Fifth Avenue,Broadway and 23rd Street. The accompanying text mentions the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York Club, Delmonicos, Victoria Hotel, W. J. Worth Monument and Brunswick Hotel as well as commentary on the development of the city. It provides great insight into life in NYC during the later part of the 19 century. A strong impression. We have been able to find only 2 etchings by Gregory, this image being most common. Presently a dealer if offering this image for $500. We found another plate signed etching by Gregory [different NYC scene] priced at $950. That said............300-400

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727.  [ART] Sir Charles John Holmes  (1868-1936) British painter, art historian and museum director.  His writing on art combined theory with practice, and he was an expert on the painting techniques of the Old Masters, from whose example he had learned to draw and paint.  Upon the retirement of Lionel Cust, Holmes was appointed director of the National Portrait Gallery in 1909. He resigned this post in 1916 to take up his appointment as director of the National Gallery.  Holmes was a draughtsman, painter in watercolours and oils, and etcher, mostly of landscapes. Self taught, he developed a highly personal style from studying European as well as Japanese sources like Hiroshige and Hokusai. Later, he came under the artistic influence of Ricketts, and he learned etching from William Strang. He is also known for his industrial landscapes in which industrial buildings and activities play a major part. Examples for this can be found at Samlesbury Hall for which he painted a series of views around Blackburn und Preston (exhibited at Colnaghi's, London, in 1928).  His stature as an artist was acknowledged when, in 1904 or 1905, he was admitted as a member into the New English Art Club with whom he had already exhibited from 1900. He was also six times participant at the Venice Biennale between 1912 and 1930,  and became a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1929 (associate from 1924; vice-president in 1935). He held one-man shows at the Carfax Gallery, Piccadilly, in 1909, 1911 and 1913. A memorial exhibition was held in London by the Fine Art Society in 1937.  Holmes received a knighthood in 1921, and was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1928, the year of his retirement. He also held honorary doctorates from the universities of Cambridge and Leeds und was made an Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College in 1931.  Offered here is a modest original etching, the title is "Scalloway Castle", unsigned, image approx. 5-3/4 x 3-3/4" plis margins.  Late 19th century. VG..............40-60

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728.  [ART] Jacques Villon (1875 - 1963) A painter and printmaker, Villon was known for his Cubist-style works, and is especially noted by art historians for "his creation of a purely graphic language for Cubism. He first came to the attention of the American public when his work was included in the 1913 New York Armory Show, which introduced modernism to the United Sates. All of his work sold at this exhibition. He was from a cultured family in the Normandy region of France, and was much influenced by his maternal grandfather, Emile Nicolle, who gave him early artistic training. Villon was born with the name of Gaston Emile Duchamp, and was the older brother of artists Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti. Honoring the French medieval poet, François Villon, and so as not to be confused artistically with his siblings, he changed his name to Jacques Villon. Jacques Villon died in his studio on June 9, 1963, and three years later, Marcel Duchamp, his last surviving brother, organized an exhibition of his work, which was held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris. In 1922 Villon was commissioned by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune to produce a series of color aquatints after 38 major 19th and 20th century paintings. These included works after Braque, Matisse, Renoir, Manet, Picasso, Cezanne, Dufy, Modigliani, Bonnard and numerous others. Villon collaborated with these master artists and signed these prints so that they provided the public with access to works which otherwise would not be available. Color aquatint, signed in the plate (not pencil signed), 1923, title "NATURE MORTE", after Georges Braque, mat opening size 25-1/2 x 9 in. Framed. Not examined out of frame but appears to be without faults...............1000-1500

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729. [ART] Charles Henry White  (1878-1918) was born at Hamilton, Ontario, and was educated partly in Europe and partly in the United States. He studied for a time at the Art Student League in New York City, working at illustrations and especially pen drawing. It was Joseph Pennell, the prominent American etcher, whom Mr. White met in Venice, Italy, in 1901, who induced him to take up etching. Original etching, plate signed,  [1903], tissue guard still attached, image approx. 3-1/4 x 4-7/8" plus margins. VG.........75-100

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730. [ART]  John W. Casilear   (1811-1893)  American landscape artist belonging to the Hudson River School.  Casilear was born in New York City. His first professional training was under prominent New York engraver Peter Maverick in the 1820s, then with Asher Durand, himself an engraver at the time. Casilear and Durand became friends, and both worked as engravers in New York through the 1830s.  By the middle 1830s Durand had become interested in landscape painting through his friendship with Thomas Cole. Durand, in turn, drew Casilear's attention to painting. By 1840 Casilear's interest in art was sufficiently strong to accompany Durand, John Frederick Kensett, and artist Thomas P. Rossiter on a European trip during which they sketched scenes, visited art museums, and fostered their interest in painting.   Casilear gradually developed his talent in landscape art, painting in the style that was later to become known as the Hudson River School. By the middle 1850s he had entirely ceased his engraving career in favor of painting full-time. He was elected a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1851, having been an associate member since 1831, and exhibited his works there for over fifty years.  Casilear died in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1893. Today examples of his art are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and Ringwood Manor, Ringwood, NJ. Original engraving, title  "A SIBYL". Engraved  in 1847 for the American Art-Union; after a painting by Daniel Huntington. The American Art Union was a major force in the development and promotion of American art. The print was reissued in 1880 by The American Art Review, the leading art publication of the 1880s, and a devoted supporter of the Etching Revival.  This is the 1880 edition. Image approx. 9 7/8" x 7 5/8".  VG..............100-150

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731. [ART] Stephen J. Ferris  (1835-1915) American artist. An influential Philadelphia painter and etcher of portraits and figure studies, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy and in Paris, under Jean Leon Gerome. He achieved a considerable reputation for his art in both America and Europe and received the prestigious Fortuny Prize for the best portrait, Rome, 1876. He also served for twenty six years as the Instructor of Art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.  Stephen Ferris' association with American art and artists is also important. His wife, Elizabeth Moran Ferris, was the sister of the artists, Thomas and Peter Moran. His son, Jean Leon Gerome Moran, became a much admired painter in the late nineteenth century. Stephen Ferris was also a major connoisseur of fine prints, particularly etchings. Over two thousand of his collected prints are now housed at the Smithsonian Institution under the title of 'The Ferris Collection'.  Stephen James Ferris' first published etching was created in 1875. During the following years he created many fine portraits and figure studies in this medium. Most were based upon the designs of the artists he admired most, such as, Gerome (his former teacher), Fortuny and Mouilleron. His finest prints are 'Orientalist' in nature and draw upon scenes of the middle and near East.  Original etching, DEVIL'S WAY, ALGIERS,  signed in the plate & dated 1879, image approx. 8.5 x 6" plus margins.  VG...........200-300

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732. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL pencil  drawing, unsigned on 8 x 5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................50-75

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733. [ART] Ross Turner (1847-1915) American artist.  Ross Sterling Turner was born in Westport, New York, and after a brief career as a draftsman traveled to Europe where he studied painting under Frank Duveneck and William Merritt Chase in Germany and Venice Italy.  Turner returned to America after seven years abroad and settled in Salem, Mass.  shortly after his marriage to Louise Blaney in 1885.  He taught in the architecture department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 30 years and also in the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Turner also offered private instruction in his Boston studio and during the summers in Gloucester or Salem.  He wrote a number of books  and frequently exhibited with the American Watercolor Society. An article about the artist in the Boston Transcript in 1888 claimed that "probably there is no one in the locality that knows more about the manipulation of watercolors, their scope, properties, and legitimate place."  The Peabody Essex Museum owns a wonderful watercolor of a Salem garden by Turner and also many of his sketch books and personal papers. Original etching, plate signed, plate mark approx. 2-3/4 x 3" plus margins. VG...........40-60

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734. [ART] Adolphe Lalauze  (1838-1906) French 19th century etcher and illustrator.  He first gained employment as a recording controller and then studied art in Paris under Gaucherel. Early in his career he concentrated mostly upon original etching, with many of his works in this medium initially commissioned by Cadart in Paris.  Beginning around 1880, Adolphe Lalauze also gained recognition as a fine illustrative artist. In this area he illustrated such works as Paul et Virginie, Physiologie de gout, La Diable amoureux, Don Quichotte, The Vicar of Wakefield, Manon Lescaut and Gulliver's Travels.  Adolphe Lalauze first exhibited his art at the Paris Salon in 1872. He received medals from the Exposition Universale in 1876, 1878 and 1889, and was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur from the French government. He was also the father of the painter, Alphonse Lalauze, and the etching teacher of Felix Buhot.  Original etching done after Meissonier 1876, image approx. 7-1/2 x 8-3/4" plus large clean margins. VG.........100-150


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735. [ART] Eugene A. Champollion (1848 - 1901) French etcher. Original etching called "Choosing the Model", image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, plate signed l.r. "E. Champollion sc.", after a painting by Fortuny. Large clean margins. VG...........200-300

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737.  [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

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738. [ART] Yvonne Preveraud (1888-1982) French artist [School of Paris]. Original signed ink drawing, approx. 4-7/8 x 6-1/4". Executed on back of Salon exhibition card. Unimportant soft crease at lower left coner...........100-150

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739. [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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740. [ART] William Grainger - British engraver who was active 1784-1793. Original engraving, c, 1790s, plate size 3 x 3-7/8" plus margins. Image area is clean; light foxing in outer margins.......40-60

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741.  [ART] William Bradley - original 19th century etching, unsigned as was the custom at this time, 6.5 x 10 in. plus margins. From Magazine of Art. Title CADER IDRIS FROM THE DOLGELLY ROAD. Wonderful detailed vista with cows in forefront and mountains in background. VG.............40-60

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742. [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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743. [ART] William W.H. W. (William Harry Warren) Bicknell (1860-1947) American artist. Exhibited: St. Louis Expo 1904. Collections: Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; New York Public Library; Art Institute of Chicago; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown Town Art Collection.  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560. William Harry Warren Bicknell papers [ca. 1880-1940]. 84 items. Drawings, etchings, drawing studies with final etchings, and photographs of Bicknell, his wife, and Edward H. Barnard. Lent for microfilming 1974 by the Provincetown Art Association.  Signed charcoal drawing, image approx. 7.5 x 11.5" Estate stamp on verso. The scan showing below is darker than the original which is in very good condition...........80-120

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744. [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, Norwich Abbey, was executed in 1810, 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. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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745.  [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, Kirkstall-Abbey-York, 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 8-1/2" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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746. [ART] William Grainger - 18th century British engraver, active 1784-1793. Original copperplate engraving c. 1790s, image size approx. 3-3/4 x 3-3/4" plus margins. Clean image area and surrounding; spots and stain in outer margins. VG......50-75
 
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747. [ART] Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965)  American artist, illustrator, notable for his strongly worked and often surreal designs. Born in Russia he is said to have fought as a White Russian. During 1919 he arrived in New York City, where he worked in an engraving shop. Over the course of his career, he illustrated some 50 books, several of which he wrote, most notably As I See.  During his lifetime, however, Artzybasheff was probably known best for his magazine art. He illustrated the major American magazines Life, Fortune, and Time (including more than 200 Time Magazine covers over a 24-year span between 1941 and 1965.[1]) During World War II, he also served an expert advisor to the U.S. Department of State, Psychological Warfare Branch. Original wood-engraving, not signed, c. 1930, image approx. 7.5 x 5 plus margins. VG.............50-75

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748. [ART] Walter Shirlaw (1838-1909) Scottish-American artist. Shirlaw was born in Paisley, Scotland, and moved to the United States with his parents in 1840. He worked as a bank-note engraver, and his work was first exhibited at the National Academy in 1861. He was elected an academician of the Chicago Academy of Design in 1868. Among his pupils there was Frederick Stuart Church. From 1870 to 1877 he studied in Munich, under J. L. Raab, Alexander von Wagner, Arthur George von Ramberg, and Wilhelm Lindenschmidt. His first work of importance was the Toning of the Bell (1874), which was followed by Sheep-shearing in the Bavarian Highlands (1876) which received honorable mention at the Paris exposition in 1878. Other notable works from his easel are Good Morning (1878), in the Buffalo Academy; Indian Girl and Very Old (1880); Gossip (1884); and Jealousy (1886), owned by the Academy of Design, New York. His largest work is the frieze for the dining-room in the house of Darius O. Mills in New York. Shirlaw has also earned an excellent reputation as an illustrator. He was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists, and was its first president. On his return from Europe he took charge of the Art Students League of New York, and for several years taught in the composition class. He became an associate of the National Academy in 1887, and an academician the following year. Today his art will be found in the collections of such major institutions as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. Original etching, plate signed [monogram lower right of image], approx. 5-1/4 x 3-1/8" plus margins. The title: Miriam and Donatello. This depicts the two main characters from Hawthorne's last great work of romantic fiction, The Marble Fawn. This original etching created by Walter Shirlaw is signed in the plate with the artist's 'W.S.' monogram and titled along the lower margin. Limited edition of 125 impressions for The Hawthorne Portfolio in 1884. Fine.........75-100

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Portrait of the artist


749. [ART] Walter Shirlaw (1838-1909) Scottish-American artist. Shirlaw was born in Paisley, Scotland, and moved to the United States with his parents in 1840. He worked as a bank-note engraver, and his work was first exhibited at the National Academy in 1861. He was elected an academician of the Chicago Academy of Design in 1868. Among his pupils there was Frederick Stuart Church. From 1870 to 1877 he studied in Munich, under J. L. Raab, Alexander von Wagner, Arthur George von Ramberg, and Wilhelm Lindenschmidt. His first work of importance was the Toning of the Bell (1874), which was followed by Sheep-shearing in the Bavarian Highlands (1876) which received honorable mention at the Paris exposition in 1878. Other notable works from his easel are Good Morning (1878), in the Buffalo Academy; Indian Girl and Very Old (1880); Gossip (1884); and Jealousy (1886), owned by the Academy of Design, New York. His largest work is the frieze for the dining-room in the house of Darius O. Mills in New York. Shirlaw has also earned an excellent reputation as an illustrator. He was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists, and was its first president. On his return from Europe he took charge of the Art Students League of New York, and for several years taught in the composition class. He became an associate of the National Academy in 1887, and an academician the following year. Today his art will be found in the collections of such major institutions as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. Original etching, plate signed [monogram lower right of image], approx. 5 x 3-1/4" plus margins. The title: unknown. Fine.........75-100

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750. [ART] Lovegrove - 18th century British engraver.  Original copperplate engraving c. 1793, image size approx. 3 x 3.5" plus margins. Clean image area and surrounding; spots and stain in outer margins. VG......50-75

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Original 19th  Century Etching

751. [ART] CHARLES WALTNER (Paris, 1846 - 1925) French etcher. He studied art in Paris under Henriquel-Dupont, Gerome and Martinet. He first exhibited his etchings at the Paris Salon in 1870, and afterwards contributed to many major exhibitions. The French government appointed him a chevalier of the Legion d'honneur in 1882. Charles Waltner also collaborated with the great French etcher, Felix Braquemond, on several series of etchings. In 1900, he received the Grand Prize for his art from the Exposition Universelle. Original etching, circa 1870s, titled "JASPER SCHADE VAN WESTRUM," plate signed, after work by Frans Hals, image approx. 7 x 8-1/4" plus slim margins. VG...........50-75

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Original Cruikshank Etching

752. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "Dickie Sludge and the Giant Porter". Image is approx. 3-1/8 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition.............50-75

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753. [ART] Isao Mizutani (1922-2005) Japanese artist. He was born in Nagoya. He was the recipient of the Shell art prize in 1958; exhibited Museum of Art, Tokyo, "History of Surrealism" 1960; Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1961; Won the Maruzen Second Pan Pacific....etc.  Original tempera paint on stretched canvas, approx. 13 x 9.5". Contained in simple wood lattice frame. Signed. This was done c. 1967. VG..............1400-1800

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754. [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


755. [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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756. [ART] Ricardo de los Ríos (1846-1929) this artist was born in Spain. He did a lot of work while he lived in Paris, France. Original etching, title: The Secret Tribunal, image approx. 5.5 x 3.5" plus margins. Original tissue guard still attached. VG..............40-60

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757.  [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoewas bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-1/2 x 5-5/8" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "Die Vernon at Judge Inglewood's." Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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Original Cruikshank Etching

758. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "MEG DODS AND CAPTAIN MAC TURK". Image is approx. 3-1/8 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition......50-75

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LARGE ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

759. 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.............300-400

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761. [ART] Antique pencil drawing [unsigned] dated October 1856, approx. 5 x 7" plus margins.  Probably from British of French. VG........80-120

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762. [ART] Bertram A. Goodman (1904-1988)  American artist.  He studied at the School of American Sculpture, and at the Art Students League of New York in 1925. He was a member of the Federal Art Project whose murals included, Evolution of the Book, at Theodore Roosevelt High School, and murals at Washington Avenue and Fordham Road in the Bronx.  He was Director of the Artists Equity Association from 1955 to 1956.  His work is in the Brooklyn Museum  and Albright-Knox Art Gallery.  Offered here is an 1958  plate signed original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8-1/2. VG............50-75

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763. [ART] Stuyvesant Van Veen (1910-1977) American  painter who created allegorical and other social realist-style murals in courthouses and other public buildings around the United States.  He studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, where he worked with the muralist Thomas Hart Benton. Mr. Van Veen emerged on the art scene in 1929, at the age of 19, when he became the youngest contributor to an international exhibition of modern paintings at the Carnegie Institute, in Pittsburgh.  Among Mr. Van Veen's best-known works is a series of seven murals in celebration of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a series that still exists in the lobbies of the Ebbets Field apartment complex in Brooklyn. He also painted works at the New York World's Fair in 1938, and at the Wright-Patterson air base in Fairborn, Ohio, in 1945. From 1949 to 1975, Mr. Van Veen also taught painting and drawing at City College of New York. In 1972, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.   Offered here is an 1957  plate signed original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8-1/2. VG............50-75

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Original Cruikshank Etching

764. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "Knowest thou, then, this token". Image is approx. 3-1/8 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition.............50-75

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765.  [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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766. [ART] CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Nine charcoal drawings on one sheet, each approx. 2 x 2.5 in. Some stains. Unsigned............80-120

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ORIGINAL PAINTING BY PEGGY BACON

767. [ART] Peggy Bacon, one of America's most famous women artists. An ORIGINAL painting by the famous American artist, Peggy Bacon. Done in mixed media, she used ink and what appears to be a combination of watercolor and thinned oil paint. She has signed and dated this work 1971, and titled it THE BABES IN THE WOODS. The mat opening is 14 x 22.5 in. Executed on paper and in fine condition. Prints by Peggy Bacon are fairly common in the market, although expensive, and her paintings are quite scarce as the small number of auction records would indicate. This is a superb example of Bacon's work and should be considered important. Obviously its dark because the bear cubs are in the woods. This is guaranteed authentic and to have been painted and signed by Peggy Bacon, and we will send along a letter stating this. PEGGY BACON [1895-1987] A printmaker, illustrator, and author of children's books, Peggy Bacon later turned exclusively to fine art painting in watercolor, pastel, and oil. Her 1934 book of caricatures, "Off With Their Heads," established her as a leading satirist. Much of her work is satirical and lighthearted and frequently a commentary on the New York art world. She also chose many ordinary events in the lives of city people, giving these pieces a wry twist. She was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut to artist parents and studied at the Art Student's League. There in her drypoints, first completed in 1919, she was especially influenced by the realistic prints of John Sloan and George Bellows, but her style, with flattened forms and hardened contours, was more modern and abstract. In 1920, she married artist Alexander Brook, and during the next decade they were prominent figures in the Woodstock art colony. During the 1920s, she had two one-woman shows in New York and also illustrated and wrote numerous children's books. A satirical work on thirty-nine well known fellow artists, written in 1934 and called "Off With Their Heads," was funded by the Guggenheim Foundation. The book was greatly successful and stirred a demand for her caricatures, but she shied away from those subjects because they were hurtful to the subjects. In the late 1920s, she had began to explore lithographs, etchings, and pastel, but drypoint remained her favorite medium until the 1950s when she concentrated on oil painting. She was financially successful, selling her work well in New York, and she and her husband were part of the group of artists promoted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. In 1940, she and her husband were divorced, and she continued to paint and also wrote novels. Her 1953 mystery, "The Inward Eye," earned the Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award for best novel of the year. She lived to age ninety-two, spending the later years of her life at Cape Porpoise, Maine..............5000-7000

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768. [ART] Henry William (H.W.) Burgess was a landscape painter based in London. He came from the Burgess family of British artists, the son of portraitist William (d. 1812) and grandson of Thomas (fl. 1766-1786), and his own son John-Bagnold (1830-1897) also became a painter. Between 1809 and 1844, Burgess exhibited a large number of works at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, Suffolk Street and the New Water-Colour Society in London. He also served as landscape painter to William IV beginning in 1826. Offered here is an original lithograph titled "Thorn Trees, in Bushy Park, Middlesex", image approx. 15.5 x 11" plus margins. This lithograph was published by the firm of Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), the famous English draftsman, lithographer and printer. He worked mainly in London, although he had trained in Paris as a painter and travelled extensively in Europe making topographical drawings. In 1817, on a visit to Munich, he was introduced to lithography by the pioneering lithographer Alois Senefelder. The following year he produced Twenty-four Views of Italy, a set of images he had drawn and lithographed. Dissatisfied with the way his work had been printed, Hullmandel set up his own lithographic press. The quality of work he published by himself and other artists such as Giovanni Belzoni helped popularize the topographical lithograph among British artists. This is contained in old blue mat & shrink-wrapped. Not examined out of shrink-wrap.............300-600

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US Capitol Dome, Washington DC

769. [ART] Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL pencil drawing of the US Capitol Dome, Washington DC, signed and dated 1961, approx. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2". Not included in the size is a sunned area top edge. VG...........80-120

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DADA/CONCEPTUAL ART BOX #2
Contains 11 Objects

770. 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............1200-1800

Westermann

Hamilton

Slotnick, Conner and Wesselmann

Liz Taylor and Bakshi

Walt Kuhn

Chess [Bobby Fischer] & Kuhn

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771. [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


772. (ART) (JASPER JOHNS) original multiple. New York. Museum of Modern Art. Text by Riva Castleman Technics and Creativity Gemini GEL, 1971, 10.5 x 8.5 in. stiff wrappers in plastic clamshell box. 108 pp. 364 mostly thumbnail illustrations (20 full size in color), bibliography, index of artists. A Catalogue raisonne (to early 1971), published in a boxed edition of 22,500, with its problematic Jasper Johns "Target," an offset lithograph with applique paintbrush and three watercolor disks, in addition to the print , which is glued to the inside front cover of the box). Box also contains the catalog, a sheet of protective foam. The foam sheet is normally discolored and usually has three circular offprints from the watercolor disks. According to Richard S. Field ("Jasper Johns Prints 1970-1977"), the image was derived from a pencil drawing and collage of 1960 in the Sonnabend collection. A hand-pulled edition of 50 copies and six artists proofs was printed by Kenneth Tyler at Gemini in 1971. The offset edition was produced by Graphic Press, Los Angeles. Johns's participation in this enterprise was, at best, limited to the Gemini printing, which was hand-signed and numbered. The signature on the MoMA target was mechanically reproduced [the one offered here]. If it appears to have been signed in ink or pencil, forgery is indicated. The white clamshell box is spotted but intact. The other main factor involving this multiple is the condition of the offset target lithograph. As is often the case a former owner has wetted the watercolor blocks and started to paint the target but has only painted a small part in yellow. The brush is often missing as is missing here. VG condition.............300-400

Johns target

Catalog inside

Clamshell box

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773. [ART] RUDY POZZATTI - noted American printmaker [listed everywhere], original wood engraving, signed in the block. A commissioned print to commemorate the Inauguration of John Stephen Bailey as the 4th President of Nasson College [Springvale, Me.], 1970. Image is 5 x 4, sheet 10-1/4 x 7. Fine condition.............25-35


774. [ART] James McGarrell [b. 1930] is one of the most influential figural painters of the 1980's and 90's postmodern movement. His work is in many museum collections, including: the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Hamburg Museum of Art, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Museum of Modern Art, also in New York City. McGarrell has won countless honors for his intricately detailed figurative paintings, based upon a myriad of fictive and literary sources. He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Design in New York and the Academie des Beaux-Art de l'Institute de France. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Ernst Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and has been featured in five Whitney annuals and biennials as well as in the 1968 Venice Biennale. His work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Hamburg Museum of Art in Germany, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Original b/w lithograph, pencil signed & titled "Elephant Bathers II", 22-1/2 x 30" flush, Printer's proof. VG.......400-600

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A VERY RARE BOOK CONTAINING 20 ETCHINGS

775. [ART] Jacques-Joseph TISSOT [1836-1902] IMPORTANT French painter, engraver, and enameler. Traveled in Palestine (1887) and made studies for a set of 300 watercolor paintings, exhibited (1894) under the title Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Offered here is an extraordinary book in very fine leather binding containing 20 original etchings by Tissot. Those familiar with Tissot's etchings know that there are quite valuable and also that most were not pencil signed. Description: Book title is RENEE MAUPERIN, 1884, Edition Ornee, #21/50. Contains 10 images [duplicate set included] = 20 etchings. Of these 8 are signed in pencil, 10 signed with his red monogram, 1 signed with faint black monogram, and 1 unsigned. Recent auction sale of the unsigned etching at Swanns in NYC was $750. Book size 10.5 high x 7-1/4 in. The condition of all is prefect...............15,000 to 20,000

Cover & spine of Tissot book

Marbled endpapers

Pencil signed etching & title page

Etching signed with red monogram

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776. [ART]  Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL drawing,  unsigned of Hyde Park [Mass], dated 1973, approx. 8.5 x 12". VG...........80-120

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777. [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. Oil painting on unstretched canvas, approx. 10-3/4 x 15", unsigned. Provenance: Artist's Estate. VG............100-150

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778. [ART] Horace Robbins Burdick [1844-1942] American artist, born in East Killingly, Connecticut. Burdick went to Boston from Providence, Rhode Island in 1864 and finally settled in Malden, Massachusetts in 1886. He began his art career in Providence in 1863, at the age of 19, where he was engaged in retouching and coloring photographs. He attended the Union Hall School in Providence, The Lowell Institute in Boston, and the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. In Boston to study and continue his art work, Burdick first did still-life paintings and then crayon portraits, finally turning to portraits in oil, for which he became famous. He also did a large number of landscapes in both oil and watercolor. The subjects range from New Hampshire's White Mountains to coastal scenes. He started restoring old pictures as an avocation and became an authority in the field. Burdick's paintings hang in many public buildings and his articles on art have been printed in various art journals. As the oldest living member of the Boston Art Club, he was honored by the group when his portrait of then President Coolidge was placed on exhibition at the Club in 1927. Original unsigned pencil drawing dated Aug. 15, 1874, approx. 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. Provenance: Burdick Estate, removed from one of his sketchbooks.............80-120

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779. [ART] BILL BECKLEY [1946 - ] American artist. The work of Bill Beckley, Pennsylvania born artist, is in the collections of the Smithsonian, MOMA, Guggenheim, Whitney, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery plus museums in England, France, Germany, Switzerland. He also has works in numerous private collections. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL mixed media on paper. Signed & dated 1974. Paper size approx. 11x 15 in., watercolor image size approx. 3.5 x 7 in. with text. Very good condition. RE: Titled "STOVE", the text recounts De Koonings' practice of getting started on a blank canvas. "I've read that De Kooning was afraid to look at a blank canvas. Sometimes to get started he would look around the room and fix on an object - a stove a table, a chair, and write the word "chair", for instance across the canvas so it wouldn't be blank anymore. At this time there were two groups of abstract expressionists. The other was more structured and probably the forerunners of minimalism and late conceptualism. I liked his group better although lately I have removed all the furniture from the studio, I kept the stove, and in the evenings when it is cold I sit in front of it to keep warm."............700-900

Beckley 1

Beckley 2


Original Drawing By German Expressionist

780. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original CHARCOAL DRAWING, signed  "FS" LOWER RIGHT,  approx. 17-3/4 x 12 in. paper. Dated New Hampshire, 1971. Unframed. 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 DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale. Also, showing below is a copy of Royal Academy of Arts notification that Samuel Courtauld has selected a painting by Solomon for purchase in 1945. Courtauld, who would died two tears later, was the founder of the Courtauld Art Institute in England. Courtauld had formed an important art collection including multiple works by Manet, Cezanne, Renoir etc., which he gave to the Courtauld and the Tate. He had purchased at least 5 paintings by Frederick Solomon and when he saw the painting JACOB at Solomon's exhibition at the JABE Gallery he ordered that the painting be sent to the TATE Gallery but he died a few days later and the purchase never took place. We will include a copy of the Royal Academy/Courtauld purchase document to the winning bidder.........150-250

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ROY C. FOX [1908-1993] 8 drawings

781. [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 collection of 8 ORIGINAL drawings, unsigned, c. 1950s, approx. 5.5 x 8 to 9 x 11.75 in. paper sizes. VG condition..................Reserve bid at $125

Fox 1

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



783. [ART] Paul Le Rat [1849-1892] French etcher, born in Paris, and studied under Lecoq de Boisbaudran and L. Gaucherel. He exhibited at the Solon from 1869 - on. Original etching, "JEUNE PECHEUR DE SCHEVENINGUE", done after a work by Frans Hals. Image size 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in. plus slim margins. VG........50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

784. [ART] Stephen J. Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher of portraits and figure studies, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy and in Paris, under Jean Leon Gerome. He achieved a considerable reputation for his art in both America and Europe and received the prestigious Fortuny Prize for the best portrait, Rome, 1876. Ferris also served for twenty six years as the Instructor of Art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Offered here is an original etching by Ferris, a portrait of the daughter of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew. Its title "MRS. NICKLIN", done in 1879, after a painting by Gilbert Stuart. This etching, and others by New York Etching Club members, appeared bound into The American Art Review. Image approx. 5-1/2 x 7-1/4" plus margins. Light foxing in margins o/w VG...........100-150

 

Original Etching

785. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "The Old-Clothes Dealer", from a painting by Gerome, in the Collection of Henry C. Gibson, Esq., Philadelphia. Mr. C.H. Hart, the celebrated art writer, describes this painting by one of the greatest ,painters of the age as follows: - "A 'marchant ambulant' plenteously bedecked with old purple and fine linen treads the streets of Cairo, loudly advertising his goods; carrying in one hand a long Arab gun and in the other an old Moorish helmet." Image 9-3/8 x 6-1/2" plus margins which are fairly clean with only the slightest signs of age.............100-150



786. [ART] James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, was born in New York City. His father, James Smillie (1807-1885), a Scottish engraver, emigrated to New York in 1829, was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1851, did much, with his brother William Cumming (1813-1908), to develop the engraving of bank-notes, and was an excellent landscape-engraver. The son [James D.] studied with him and in the National Academy of Design; engraved on steel vignettes for bank-notes and some illustrations, notably F. O. C. Darley's pictures for James Fenimore Cooper 's novels; was elected an associate of the National Academy in 1865&emdash;the year after he first began painting and an academician in 1876; and was a founder (1866) of the American Water Color Society, of which he was treasurer in 1866-1873 and president in 1873-1878, and of the New York Etching Club. Among his paintings, in oils, are "Evening among the Sierras" (1876) and "The Cliffs of Normandy" (1885), and in water colour, "A Scrub Race" (1876) and "The Passing Herd" (1888). He wrote and illustrated the article on the Yosemite in Picturesque America. Original etching, "A Lady Of Cairo Visiting" , done after a painting by Frederic A. Bridgman. Image approx. 7-3/4 x 6-1/4" plus margins. VG.........100-150

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787. [ART] RHODA CHASE - American illustrator. She was the daughter of the renowned painter Henry S. [Harry] Chase, Jr., and a book and magazine illustrator in her own right. Six ORIGINAL working drawings for "DOT & DON THE THRIFTY TWINS." On artist board, watercolor & ink with story lines in pencil, boards are approx. 14.5 x 11.5 in., three are signed. Included is the original booklet, 1923, John Eggers, inside tight, cover is loose, with nicks & separations at spine. See scans of drawings & book pages.........500-750

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Their appearance in booklet

Drawing 3

Drawing 4



789. [ART] Charles Courtry (Paris, 1846 - 1897) French nineteenth century artist, Charles Courtry studied etching techniques in Paris under Flameng and Gaucherel. His first large etching, Le Marche d'esclaves (after Gerome) was exhibited in Paris in 1868. From that date he was a frequent exhibitor and received medals from the Paris Salon in 1874, 1875, 1887 and 1889. In 1881 Charles Courtry was decorated with the Legion d'honneur. Original etching, circa 1870s, titled "LE PLAT DE DELFT," plate signed, after work by Willem Kalf, image approx. 6.5 x 8" plus slim margins. VG...........50-75

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790. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL pencil & ink drawing, unsigned on 8 x 5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................100-150

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RARE LITHOGRAPH

791. [ART] Albert Sterner (1863-1946) important artist born to American parents in London. He studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, France. He emigrated to the USA in 1881, moving first to Chicago and then to New York. Sterner was a noted painter, printmaker, and illustrator. Sterner did illustrations for Harper's and LIFE magazines, as well as several other publications. He was president of the Society of Illustrators (1907-1908) and later taught at the Arts Students League in New York (1918). He received many accolades and awards during his career. Lithography was pioneered in America by Albert Sterner (The Model, c. 1920), who with George Bellows (Parlor Critic, 1921) started the organization Painters-Gravers of America in New York in 1915. This was the first artist group committed to the development of lithography as a fine art medium in America and included artists John Sloan and Edward Hopper. George Bellows was introduced to fine art lithography by Sterner in 1916. Bellows was a quick study and soon became the leading printmaker of the Ashcan School. Offered here is a rare lithograph whose title is "Amos Tommy." Its a profile of the head of an African American man. This is stone signed and dated 1920. Paper size 10-3/4 x 10-1/2 in. VG condition. Provenance: the Estate of Albert Sterner, from his summer home in Massachusetts. East Coast Books, during the 1980s, purchased most of the remaining prints, and most of the drawings from the estate. There were only two of this particular lithograph. Truly rare. We have been unable to locate anyone else who owns this print. The 1927 book "Albert Sterner - His Life and His Art" by Ralph Flint, has an illustration of Amos Tommy [plate 34]............200-300



792. [ART] STEFAN HIRSCH [1899-1964] "Modern" artist closely aligned with the Precisionists, born in Nurnberg, Germany, to American parents. Growing up in Europe, he frequently visited museums and galleries, where he was introduced to the Old Masters and also became familiar with the innovations of contemporary painters. After studying law and art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Hirsch settled in New York in 1919. During the 1920s, he painted images of industrial subjects that show an attention to detail, clean, dry outlines, and harmonious colors. While his highly structured early works reveal his debt to Cezanne, Hirsch favored the urban rather than the natural landscape. Like Demuth and Sheeler, Hirsch was attracted to the man made world, the American machine aesthetic, and his works typically depict the skyline of Lower Manhattan in a Precisionist-influenced, hard-edged geometric style. When Duncan Phillips's included works by Hirsch in his 1926 exhibition, the collector stated: "The steady progress of young Stefan Hirsch may be followed here through influences to invention. The Farmyard is quaintly seen in its tempera colors "a la Fra Angelico." The Mill Town is as infallibly decorative as a Japanese print and yet oh how American! The canvas entitled New York is a symbolical decoration&emdash;a concept of the great city rearing its fabulous towers and its walls without windows above the menace of a black river under the purity of a pellucid sky. The grim battlements of Industry are all beautiful in a strange harmony of subtly orchestrated tones." Throughout the 1920s Hirsch's works won wide acclaim, and he continued to paint while experimenting with printmaking, various subjects, and styles. His works were exhibited frequently and collected by many prestigious American museums. In 1929, he traveled to Mexico, where he was befriended by muralists David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. Their influence can be seen in Hirsch's Social Realist paintings of the 1930s, works that increasingly became more painterly and luminous. He executed a series of murals in this vein for Federal buildings. During the 1930s and 1940s he focused his energies on teaching, notably at Bennington College in Vermont [1934-1940] and the Art Students League [1940-1946]. In 1942 he joined the faculty at Bard College, where he was chairman of the Art Department for seventeen years before he retired in 1961. Hirsch&emdash;painter, printmaker, and educator&emdash;died in New York in 1964. [credit: from The Phillips Collection, founded by Duncan Phillips]. Offered here is a colored chalk, or pastel, of a wild turkey. It is signed "S.H." in the lower right corner although you can hardly make it out. It is identified on the verso. Proenance: Collection of the noted sculptor, Robert Laurent [1890-1970], Ogunquit, Maine. Stefan Hirsch was a close friend of Laurent. Laurent was born in Concarneau, Brittany France. There, at the age of 12 his artistic talents were recognized by art connoisseur Hamilton Easter Field who then brought him to the United States. Field opened an art school in Ogunquit, Maine. In 1908 he travelled to Rome with Field and there studied with Maurice Sterne as well as with wood carver Giuseppe Doratori at the British Academy. Condition: very good with small tear at top left corner. Contained in old mat [needs to be re-matted] and simply wood frame. Mat opening is 9-1/8 x 12". An oil painting of factory buildings in Portsmouth, NH, sold at auction [Christies] in 2005, 17 x 27". for $100,000 on an estimate of 25-35,000. In 2001 Swann Galleries auctioned a 1921 Hirsch lithograph for $1500. Work available by Hirsch is not that common...........600-800

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793. Marion Gray Traver (1892 - 1964?) Born in Elmhurst, New York, she studied art with her father, George Traver. Until his death, she shared a studio with him for many years in New York City. Her favorite subject and the one that brought her much acclaim was New England winter scenes. She was active from 1918 to 1946 in the National Association of Women Artists. Among her many exhibition venues were the National Academy of Design from 1925 to 1935, the 1931 International Art Club in London, and the Catherine Wolfe Art Club in New York. Offered here is a pencil signed mono-print, approx. 19 x 15.5 in., contained in its original frame...................400-600



Important Contemporary Artist

794. Shusaku Arakawa - ORIGINAL signed & inscribed ink drawing in book about his art - PADIGLIONE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, hardbound, 1984, containing 34 b/w illustrations, 10.5 x 10.75 in. Very good condition. We guarantee the authenticity of this drawing.

Shusaku Arakawa - Dadaist Conceptualist Shusaku Arakawa was born in Nagoya, Japan, on July 6, 1936. He studied medicine and mathematics at Tokyo University from 1954 to 1958, and art at the Musashino College of Art, Tokyo, before completing his degree he left Japan. In 1958 he began submitting paintings to the Yomiuri Independent exhibitions and in 1961 held his first solo exhibition at Mudo Gallery, Tokyo. In 1960, he started a neo-Dada group, programming Happenings, and later gaining recognition with a series of boxes. In 1962, he came to New York and created a new series, "Diagram," in which silhouettes of combs, footprints, tennis rackets, arrows and refrigerators were arranged on canvas. Gradually he replaced the silhouettes with words only. Throughout the 1960s he had a number of solo exhibitions at Dwan Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, at Galerie Schmela, Dsseldorf, and Galleria Schwartz, Milan. In 1966 he was given his first museum exhibition at the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, and in 1970 represented Japan at the Venice Biennale. During the 1970s museums featured his work throughout Europe and the United States and in 1981 a large retrospective was organized by the Stdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich. With his wife, the poet Madeline H. Gins, Arakawa has also published books that "parallel the preoccupations of his paintings," in particular The Mechanism of Meaning (1979). In 1991 a retrospective was organized by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Arakawa and Gins increasingly concentrate on collaborative installation pieces and architectural design, such as the Utopian City of Reversible destiny seen at the Guggenheim Soho in 1997. Arakawa denies, like all Conceptualists and Pop Art neo-Dadaists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the artist's hand in his paintings. Expressionistic or emotive marks on the canvas are few, serving only as a foil to the deadpan, depersonalized, mechanical style. Paintings such as "Out of distance/Out of texture" appear to be aimed at the intellect devoid of feeling for life, poetry or spirituality."...............450-650

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795. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL ink drawing, farm snow scene. Unsigned, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 in. plus margins. Very good condition............80-120

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Works from SMS

796. [ART] Neil Jenney (1945-) Contemporary American painter and sculptor. His work is in many museums including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. He currently shows with the Gagosian Gallery. His painting "Meltdown Morning" is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Offered here is a work from the original SMS portfolio called "Bucks American". Four sheets of annotated pencil drawings [photolithographs] that have been stapled shut for "3 money making deals for 3 smart businessmen who want to make a million or so and become somebody's loved one." Approx. 6-1/2 x 8-3/4. VG..........150-250

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797. [ART] Bruce Nauman (1941-) American artist and filmmaker. Easily one of this countries most important living artists. Confronted with "What to do?" in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Offered here is a work from SMS called "Footsteps" . A sound piece in which a strip of recorded magnetic tape is wound around a folded op-art card with instructions for playing the tape as a perpetual sound loop "for as loud and as long as you can stand it". Approx. 7-1/2 x 10-3/4 unfolded. VG. Unusual opportunity who acquire a work by Nauman..........300-400

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798. [ART] Enrico Baj (1924-2003) Italian Avant-garde Italian painter and collagist and founder of the Nuclear Art Movement. Offered here is a Baj item from the SMS portfolio. It is called "Glove". A folded vinyl glove over a bright pink tissue; both encapsulated in heavy clear plastic. Approx. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4. VG..........200-300

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Portrait of Baj



799. [ART] Diane Wakoski (1937-) American poet who is primarily associated with the deep image poets, as well as the confessional and Beat poets of the 1960s. The Magellanic Clouds. A folder, the cover of which is a photographic portrait of the poet impressed with grooves so that it can be played as a mellifluous recording of the poet reciting the poem printed inside. 7 x 7". From Vol. 5..............150-250

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800. [ART] Mel Ramos (1935-) American Pop artist and figurative painter. Candy. Materials and instructions are given for assembling this three-dimensional Pop Art sculpture. Approx. 11 x 13-3/4 unfolded. From Vol. 5..........400-600

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801. [ART] Robert Rohm (1934-) American sculptor. Cut Corners. Heavy silver paper printed with a weave pattern and scored for easy folding to form three conceptual sculptures. Approx. 11 x 7". From Vol. 5..........300-400

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802. [ART] William Copley (1919-1996) Surrealist, painter, publisher of SMS. The Barber's Shop. Marvelous dossier of a Chicago barber's battle to reproduce on his appointment cards a sketch of a Picasso sculpture that had been donated to the city of Chicago by the artist. Includes correspondence with Picasso, newspaper clippings, the barber's appointment card, and a legal opinion with exhibits rendered by noted art counsel, Barnet Hodes. 6-3/4 x 10". From Vol. 5............400-500

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803. [ART] Edward Fitzgerald (1927-) Realist painter and sculptor. 24 Still Lifes. A sheet of 24 color stamps depicting a still-life paining of a pipe and an open box of matches from Martell's, a New York pub. 10-1/4 x 7-1/4. From Vol. 5.......200-300

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804. [ART] Wall Batterton (1932-) Abstract painter. Splendid Person. Large card with photograph of a decked-out dandy next to a series of international newspapers clipped to appear as fabric swatches, satirizing the concept of style. 9-7/8 x 6-1/2. From Vol. 5..........200-300

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805. [ART] William Schwedler (1942-1982) Chicago-based contemporary painter. Against the Grain. A conceptual assemblage in which one constructs from diagrammed instructions a three-dimensional scene comprised of a floor, earth, the sky, two stairways, and a beam. 13-1/2 x 10-3/3. From Vol. 5......200-300

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806. [ART] Roland Penrose (1900-1984) British Surrealist painter and critic of 20th century art. Bush in Hand. Elaborate die-cut heavy paper construction, one side of which is a photograph of a bush in the form of a fish around which wraps folded finger extensions. Approx. 10-1/2 x 6-1/2. From Vol. 3..........200-300

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807. [ART] Ronnie Landfield (1947-) Abstract landscape painter. Two Drawings. Two colored preparatory drawings for two color field paintings drawn to scale on authentic parchment paper with hand-written philosophical notations. 10-7/8 x 7. From Vol. 3.............225-300

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

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809. [ART] Merv Slotnick [b. 1941] American artist living in Maine. His work is in many collections throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, France, etc. His work has been included in exhibitions at New York University; Maine Biennial; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Mansfield State College, Pa.; Ball State Univ.; Edison Community College, Cape Coral, Florida; Center For The Arts, Midland, Michigan; Central Michigan Univ.; Saginaw Art Museum; Provincetown Art Association; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Battle Creek Arts Center, Mich.; All Michigan Artists Traveling Show [1970-73] which traveled to various colleges & universities in Michigan; Northern Arizona Univ.; Alaska Pacific Univ., plus others. Abstract expressionist and printmaker Slotnick was born in Lansing, Michigan, and received degrees from Adrian College, Central Michigan University, with additional work at Michigan State University. Slotnick was one of only 50 artists invited to exhibit in 2003's 'SANCTUARY' Exhibition at the Nobel Peace Prize forum held in the U.S. to honor the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize. Two examples of Slotnick's work were exhibited in AMERICAN WORKS ON PAPER. The painter has also been honored to have had Virginia Mecklenburg (Head Curator, Painting & Sculpture, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian) selected one of his works on paper for inclusion in the 16th Visual Arts Association National. Offered here is an original signed  painting on stiff paper, approx. 11 x 8.5". Also signed and dated '08 on verso. ........50-75

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810. [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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811. [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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812. [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 print

Photo of the artist



813. [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


814.  [ART] MARGUERITE PEARSON (1898-1978) Noted American painter. Born in Philadelphia, she made her reputation in the Rockport area of Mass., north of Boston. She studied at the Boston Art Museum School; and Rockport Summer School, under A.T. Hibbard. She was a member of The North Shore Arts Association; Allied Artists of America; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Rockport Art Association; American Artists Professional League; American Federation of Arts. Offered here is an original oil painting on stretched canvas, 25-3/4 x 19-1/2 in. plus frame. Painted in black & white [and therefore grays], obviously to be used as an illustration for some book or publication unknown to us. Unsigned but with Estate Certification on back signed by Martha Blanshet [?], Director, Rockport Art Association, Feb. 19, 1980. She certifies that this unsigned painting is from the Pearson estate. Several slight crack lines in the paint o/w VG. Pearson's paintings are today highly prized...........4000-6000

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815.   [ART] Xavier F. Le Sueur - original etching titled "AT THE SPRING",  image approx. 11.5 x 9.5 plus margins. Many artists from around the world sent examples of their work to be exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition held in 1892 and 1893 in Chicago, Illinois. George Barrie Co. published a series of etchings and lithographs based on the submitted works; this etching executed by Xavier Le Sueur was done after the painting of a similar size by the Munich artist Edmund Harburger, known for his humorous genre scenes. "At the spring" is an appreciative rendering of the "summum bonum", the sense of well being at the fountain head and true source of all comfort which pervades this philosopher of the cellar.  Lower bottom left shows the emossed seal of the World's Columbian Exposition.  VG..........120-180

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Watercolor of Mount Vernon

816. [ART] Original Watercolor of Mt. Vernon, signed G.E. Graves. Signed grisaille [monochromatic] watercolor of Mt. Vernon - home of George Washington. Image approx. 11-1/4 x 16 plus margins. Circa 1910-20. VG...............300-400


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