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The Reign of Terror

1. [FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, dated 5 December 1792, five days before the trial of Ling Louis XVI. 2 pages, signed in ink "Louis", who was Secretary of Convention Nationale. Also signed in type by Garat & Gohier. A rare decret about the treason of Fere-Champenoise. Approx. 8 x 8". Excellent condition. Rare signature.......100-150

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2. [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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3. [CARDINAL] Luigi Vannicelli (b. 1801) born in Amelia, he was a Cardinal 1847-1877. Letter Signed, 1830, 1p, 8.5 x 10.5. Thanks the author for his work on Galilio. Slightly tattered along right edge............80-120

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4. [FILM] Kim Novak (b1933) American actress possibly best known for her dual role in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. She also appeared in Picnic (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Pal Joey (1957), Middle of the Night (1959), The Notorious Landlady (1962), and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). Autograph Note Signed, envelope postmarked 1996. Written to Iris in the UK as a Christmas card. She says 1994 but envelope says 1996. The other side of the card pictures one of her art works. Says says "...can you find all the images on my card?"..........30-40

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

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Different Than Above

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

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During Reign of Louis XIII

7. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1635 on paper, 4 ornate signatures, 2-pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 10". VG............100-150

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Rare Early Letter From Deadwood City

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

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VINTAGE 1924 PHOTO BY NOTED PHOTOGRAPHER

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

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During Reign of Jean II Le Bon

10. [FRANCE] Medieval document from France, 1353 on vellum, 1p. Complete in itself; irregular shape as this was written in piece of skin of irregular shape. You will see in scan below a small paper identification tag tipped to top. From Villebresme. King Jean II also referred to as "John II the good." Size approx. 4-1/4 x 8-3/4". Superb condition........250-350

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

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12. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste Lynch [1749-1835] Peer of France. Traitor to Napoleon as Mayor of Bordeaux, he gave the open city to Louis XVIII in 1814. Impressive in appearance, a manuscript document, 2-1/2 pages, dated 1819. Approx. 8-1/4 x 11-1/2 in. Certainly worthy of research. Fine condition............100-150

 

Major Print by Noted Artist

13. [ART] Helen Phillips [1913 - 1995] American printmaker & sculptor. Worked at Atelier 17 in New York City in the 40's & eventually married Atelier 17's founder Stanley Hayter. Offered here: ORIGINAL large color aquatint, signed "Helen Phillips", titled "Naiades", edition 18/60, image size approx.13.25 x 31.25 in., paper size approx. 19.5 x 35.5.5 in.. The image area is in very good condition. Any faults are in the OUTER edges of the margins and will not show when matted correctly. They are: upper right margin corner - stain; 1 in. edge tear upper left margin [with tape stain on reverse]; 1/4 in. edge tear lower left margin; crease bottom left corner; small light tape stain upper middle top margin edge; unimportant mounting remains top edge on verso. [The gray spot on the right middle margin is the photographers shadow!] Considering the importance of this print, we consider all these faults to be fairly unimportant. There are various nuances in the print image which are part of the process of printmaking, inking and wiping of the plate, which would be expected in a print this large. Enough? By now, I have probably talked you out of bidding on this print, but keep in mind that this is a very important work by Helen Phillips. Because of its importance and age, it deserves serious consideration regardless of its faults which are really fairly unimportant. The print will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. It's always MUCH safer to ship a print of this size rolled rather than flat. Shipping is free in US. Outside US shipping charge to be determined . Helen Phillips, printmaker and sculptor, was born in Fresno, California in 1913. She studied at the California School of Fine Arts with Ralph Stackpole between 1932 - 1936. Phillips received a traveling scholarship that allowed her to travel in Europe. On her return she was commissioned to help create the Fountain of All Nations on Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. She moved to New York City in 1941 and worked at Atelier 17, then married Stanley William Hayter. She taught sculpture at the California Art Institute in 1948 and 1960. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she is included in "Modern Sculpture" by Carola G. Walker. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Bank of America World Headquarters, de Young Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art and the Albright-Knox Museum, etc. Phillips died in 1995 in New York. There is a reserve on this.........1200-1800

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14. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original ink & watercolor drawing, signed 1964. Image size approx. 4-3/4 x 6 in. VG condition.................50-75

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Thought he was Werewolf

15. [FRANCE] Henri Jules de Bourbon, Prince of Condé [1643-1709] was prince de Condé, from 1686 to his death. At the end of his life he suffered from clinical lycanthropy and was considered insane. Clinical lycanthropy is defined as a rare psychiatric syndrome that involves a delusion that the affected person can or has transformed into an animal or that he or she is an animal ( wolves ). Henri Jules was born to Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé and his wife in 1643. He was five years younger than King Louis XIV. An only child, he became the sole heir to the enormous Condé fortune and property. His mother was a niece of Cardinal Richelieu. Throughout much of his life, Henri Jules was mentally unstable. It was said that his mental illness was inherited through his mother's family. He was a debauched and brutal man not only "repulsive in appearance", but "cursed with so violent a temper that it was positively dangerous to contradict him". Trained as a soldier, in 1673, he was put in charge of the Rhine front. This high ranking military position was just in name only though, because Henri Jules lacked the military skills of his father. He eventually married Anne Henriette of Bavaria in the chapel of the Palais du Louvre, in Paris, in December 1663. The bride was the daughter of Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, a prince of the Palatine. Her mother was the famous political hostess, Anna Gonzaga . The couple had ten children. The young princess was noted for her pious, generous and charitable nature. Many at court praised her for her very supportive attitude towards her disagreeable husband. MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1669, 1p, 6-1/2 x 8-3/4". Re: Dubordage, the King chaplain. Condition is fine.........200-300

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Portrait with his father

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Daniel Webster Speech

16. Speech of Daniel Webster on The Compromise Bill. Delivered to the Senate of the United States, July 17, 1850. 15-pp. VG. We found dealers offering this pamphlet for as much as $125, which of course, is much too high. VG.........30-40

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17. [CIVIL WAR] Charles Rollin Buckalew (1821-1899) American lawyer and Democratic party politician from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He served in the state senate and represented Pennsylvania in both the U.S. House and Senate. Buckalew was the most influential early advocate of proportional representation in the United States. His proposals for a type of voting system known as cumulative voting gained significant support in Congress, and he played a central role in the adoption of cumulative voting in several places, including Illinois for state legislative elections in 1870, a system that lasted in that state until 1980. ALS, Bloomsburg, Sept. 22, 1864, 2pp, 7-3/4 X 9-3/4". ACTUALLY there are 2 one page letters, one on each side, written a day apart regarding names of soldiers who are to be sent tickets for something. VG.........50-75

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

 

The First White Rajah of Sarawak

19. Sir James BROOKE (1803-68), British army officer and explorer, later raja of Sarawak, born in Varanasi, India. He entered the military service of the East India Co. Later he conceived a plan to found a settlement of his own in Borneo or Celebes. Traveling to Sarawak in Borneo, he found that Muda Hassim, the uncle of the sultan of Brunei, was trying to quell a rebellion. Brooke assisted Hassim and in 1841 was rewarded with the governorship of Sarawak and the title of raja. Brooke instituted free trade, suppressed piracy, and framed a new code of laws. In 1847 he was appointed British governor of the island of Labuan, near Sarawak, and consul general to Borneo; he was knighted the following year. Brooke's family continued to rule Sarawak until it became a British colony in 1946. Brooke was a model for the hero of Joseph Conrad's novel Lord Jim. SIGNATURE & a few words clipped from on of his letters. Signed "Brooke." Somewhat light in appearance...........80-120

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20. [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

Of Abraham Lincoln & Herbert Hoover Interest

Archive of Albert T. Reid Items

21. [ART] Albert T. Reid (1873-1958) American artist, cartoonist and publisher born in Concordia, Kansas, on August 12, 1873. He was was educated locally, at the University of Kansas, and in New York at the New York School of Art and the Art Students League. His first cartooning job was with the Kansas City Star (1897-99), with successive one-year stints on the Chicago Record and the New York Herald. After the turn of the century Reid freelanced to Judge, McClure's, the Saturday Evening Post, the American and other magazines for about fifteen years; during that time and for years thereafter he operated his own syndicate, distributing Reid cartoons to many local and rural papers around America. In addition, he founded and published a newspaper (the Leavenworth Post, 1905-23) and a magazine (the Kansas Farmer, 1908-16), and he headed various press associations and an insurance company. Reid stayed active as an artist all his life, designing medals, painting murals and of course continuing his editorial cartoons. He died on November 26 1955, bequeathing the Albert T. Reid Cartoon Museum to the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. His mastery of the pen was overwhelming, and he had an unerring sense of design and caricature. He knew the artists Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. He was a member of: Artists Guild of the Author's League of America; Society of Illustrators. He won a prize at 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco. His work hangs in: Ft. Hays Kansas State College; State House, Topeka; did WPA murals in Kans. & Okla.; designed/built the Kansas Semi-Centenn. Expo., Topeka [1911]; designed medal for Washington Bicentenn. Comm. Reid left Kansas for good in 1919 when he accepted a position to become director of pictorial publicity for the Republican campaign of 1920. Offered here are approx. 19 pieces from the Estate of Albert T. Reid. [1] Large color watercolor drawing of President Herbert Hoover. The ititle is "While Others Make Speeches". Interesting to note the image of Abraham Lincoln above. This was possibly done while Reid was director of pictorial publicity for the Republican campaign of 1920. The painted image area is approx. 18 x 17" plus slim margins Damaged area at margins; one just affecting image near top right edge. See scan 1 below. Main image area is in very good condition. [2] Reproduction print of his drawing done for his painting "First meeting of the two great emancipators. Overall 18 x 14.5". In the month of March, 1830, Abraham Lincoln, in company with his father, step-mother and other relatives, migrated from Spencer County, Indiana to Macon County, Illinois. The party traveled by oxen. The course of the journey was through Vincennes, and it was here, in the office of "The Western Sun and General Advertiser," that Lincoln first saw a printing press. [3] original drawing - study used in preparation for his work titled "First Meeting of the two great emancipators." Unsigned, as are the rest of the sketches offered here. [4] group of 4 pencil sketches mostly studies of Lincoln. [5] more sketches. [6] sketch & small photo of the painting all this was done for. [7] old photograph identified on back in Reid's handwriting: Governor James K. Duff of Penn. Mayor Samuels of Philadelphia. Albert T. Reid. Also in Reid's handwriting is a piece: "Wrong press - pointed out to me by author of 'Adam Ramage and his Presses.' This one not made until 15 years after the Vincennes incident. (Dr. Hamilton had designated this press). The whole collection is approx. 19 pieces comprised of: one large watercolor drawing; 13 original sketches [2 of which are damaged]; one large print; 3 photos; and the handwritten piece about the wrong press. The digital photo flash has slightly washed out some scans below...........1800-2200

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During Reign of Louis XVI

22. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1788 on vellum, signed, 4-pages, approx. 8 x 10-3/4". VG.........100-150

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During Reign of Louis XIV

23. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1712 on paper, signed, 2-pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". Concerns Marquise De Nonan and Chevalier De Saint Gelais. VG.........100-150

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During Reign of Louis XV

24. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1712 on paper, signed, 2-pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4". Concerns Michel Lambesse's widow. Lambesse was commissaire at Le Chatelet prison of Paris. There is a turqoise star mark upper left edge. VG.........100-150

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25. [FRANCE] Jean Richepin (1849-1926) French poet, novelist and dramatist, the son of an army doctor, was born at Médéa, French Algeria. At school and at the École Normale Supérieure he gave evidence of brilliant, if somewhat undisciplined, powers, for which he found physical vent in different direction, first as a franc-tireur in the Franco-German War, and afterwards as actor, sailor and stevedore, and an intellectual outlet in the writing of poems, plays and novels which vividly reflected his erratic but unmistakable talent. A play, L'Étoile, written by him in collaboration with André Gill (1840&endash;1885), was produced in 1873; but Richepin was virtually unknown until the publication, in 1876, of a volume of verse entitled Chanson des gueux, when his outspokenness resulted in his being imprisoned and fined. His plays, though occasionally marred by his characteristic propensity for dramatic violence of thought and language, constitute in many respects his best work. During the 1880s he had an affair with Sarah Bernhardt, the greatest actress of the time. Most of these were produced at the Comédie française. He also wrote Miarka (1905), adapted from his novel, for the music of Alexandre Georges, and Le mage (1891) for the music of Jules Massenet. A friend of Emmanuel Chabrier, he helped the composer to correct and salvage the libretto of Le roi malgré lui, as well as providing the words for La Sulamite. In addition, his novel La Glu was the basis for an opera by Gabriel Dupont as well as Camille Erlanger. OFFERED HERE is 7-page unsigned manuscript identified as Richepin's words spoken at the funeral of the French poet and novelist, Andre Theuriet (1833-1907). Theuriet received in 1890 the prix Vitet from the French Academy, of which he became a member in 1896. He died on 23 April 1907, and was succeeded at the Academy by Jean Richepin. VG........100-150

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Portrait of Richepin

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20th Century - Romania's Most Influential Woman

26. [FRANCE] Marthe, Princess Bibesco (1886-1973) Romanian-French writer. Bibesco's papers are at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In January 2001, a national poll of the most influential women in Romania's history placed princess Marthe Bibesco in the first position as the woman of the Millennium and of the 20th century. ALS, 1947, 1p. To the wife of literary critic Robert Kemp. Reserved at half the low estimate...........100-150

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Titanic Disaster 1912

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

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28. [FRANCE] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. In 1875 he founded the Revue Historique, which rapidly became a great authority on scientific education. Some of his articles in this and other periodicals have been put together in book form, Les Maîtres de l'histoire: Ernest Renan, Hippolyte Taine, Jules Michelet (1894); Portraits et souvenirs (1897: on Victor Hugo, Fustel de Coulanges, Victor Duruy, etc.) Two ALSs, 1902, 6pp; and 1910, 2 pgaes. Not translated. Fine.........75-100

 

During Reign of Louis XIV

29. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1685 on paper, signatures [?] , 4-pages, approx. 7 x 9.5". Ink in some areas has lightened a bit. VG............80-120

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During Reign of Louis XIII

30. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document 1633 on vellum, signatures, 3-pages, approx. 10-3/4 x 10-3/4". VG............100-150

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31. [THEATRE] Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other. Cornell is noted for her major Broadway roles in serious dramas, often directed by her husband, Guthrie McClintic. Together, they formed a production company, which gave them complete artistic freedom in choosing and producing plays. Offered here are 2 blank sheets of her stationery; unused notecard; and best of all is her ink signed Health Insurance card, 1966. She signs with her married name. 4 pieces from her Estate via the Boothbay Theatre Museum [Maine]...........75-100

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32. [FRANCE] Jean Soanen (1647-1740) French Oratorian and bishop of Senez. He was a convinced Jansenist. In opposition to the papal bull Unigenitus, he with Charles-Joachim Colbert, bishop of Montpellier, Pierre de la Broue who was bishop of Mirepoix, and Pierre de Langle who was bishop of Boulogne, appealed against it in 1717 to a general council. This group and their followers were known as Appellants; the council was though entirely hypothetical as an idea. Later, he sent out a pastoral letter to his congregation, urging the reading of Pasquier Quesnel. Pierre Guérin de Tencin, the archbishop of Embrun, then in 1727 had him exiled from his diocese. He died in 1740 at La Chaise-Dieu, where he was exiled since 1727. Manuscript Document Signed, 1704, on parchment, with engraved vignette at top. Approx. 9-7/8 x 5-3/4". Content unknown. VG.........100-150

 

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

33. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Offered here is an archive of approx. 39 letters [ALS], dated 1933, to Mrs. Ellsworth Davis [wife] at Hartford, Ct. Includes approx. 18 stamped envelopes with U.S.S. Fairfax postmarks. Most letters written on U.S.S. FAIRFAX (93) stationery, from Cuban waters [mostly Guantanamo Bay]. Most letters signed "Dave" and a few signed "Daddy". One is signed "Ellsworth" , unusual at this time when writing to his wife. We haven't read these letters for content but he's telling her of his activities, and where they have been. VG........300-400

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34. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. Collection of approx. 11 letters [ALS], dated 1915, written on U.S.S. Brooklyn stationery, which was an armored cruiser, the only one to be named at commissioning for a city rather than a state. She was assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet and served as receiving ship at Boston Navy Yard from 24 July 1914-13 March 1915. She was placed in full commission at Philadelphia on 9 May 1915 and served on Neutrality Patrol around Boston Harbor until November, when she sailed to the Asiatic Station to serve as flagship for the Commander-in-Chief. The letters are to his mother [8], father [2], and his brother Roger [1]. No envelopes..........100-150

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35. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] BARBOUR, John Merrett [1807-1881] jurist, born in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. He studied law in New York and went to Michigan when a very young man; was first elected a justice of the peace, then was made commissioner of internal improvements, and after the expiration of his term was elected county judge, in which capacity he served eight years. He subsequently moved to Saratoga Springs, New York, and then to Washington, District of Columbia, where he was clerk in the office of the solicitor of the treasury. In 1850 he removed to New York, where he advanced slowly to the front rank of his profession. In 1861 he was elected judge of the superior court, and in 1867 was reelected by a heavy majority. On the death of Chief Justice Robertson, Judge Barbour was unanimously chosen to preside in his place. He was an able and well-read lawyer, oftener excelling in the more quiet branches of the law than in the active contests that come before a jury. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] James T. Pratt (1802-1887) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Pratt was elected major of the First Regiment of Cavalry in 1834. He served as colonel in 1836. Brigadier general 1837-1839. Major general 1839-1846. He served as adjutant general in 1846. He retired from mercantile pursuits and settled in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Pratt was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855). He served as member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C. , in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. Signed addressed cover [Franking signature as member of congress]. No postmark. VG [3] W.C. WHITNEY (1841-1904) Sec. of Navy. Clipped signature. [4] E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Signed 3-1/2 x 2-3/8" card. VG. [5] John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell PC, KC (1779-1861) British Liberal politician, lawyer, and man of letters. Campbell was the main sponsor of the Obscene Publications Act 1857 which made the sale of obscene material a statutory offence, for the first time, giving the courts power to seize and destroy offending material. Franking signature on postmarked cover, 1853. [6] Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996) American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. Signature. [7] J. VESEY FITZGERALD (b. 1848) English writer. ALS, 1878. [8] Thomas John Capel [1836-1911] English Roman Catholic priest. He established Roman Catholic University at Kensington [1874-78]; figured as Monsignor Catesby in Disraeli's "Lothair" [1870. He went to California in 1883; prelate in charge of northern California. ALS, 1875, with closing & signature on back of page. To Mr. Walford regarding ceremonies attending the opening of the Catholic University College. One very unobtrusive punch hole. [9] JOHNSON, William Cost [1806-1860] Representative from Maryland. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] Pearson Menoher [1892-1958] American general and Aide to General Patton. He was a classmate at West Point of President Eisenhower in 1915. He served with the Fifteenth Corps, which became part of General George Patton's Third Army in its drive through Europe in World War II. Signed 1921 Riggs National Bank check. VG. See Gen. Menoher check.............100-150

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36. [AMERICANA] mixed lot: [1] Floyd Gibbons (1887-1939) was the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. One of radio's first news reporter and commentators he was famous for a fast talking delivery style. Floyd Gibbons lived a life of danger of which he often wrote and spoke. Signed 3x5 card. VG. [2] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Providence, Rhode Island to Charleston. Partly-printed, approx. 8-1/8 x 2-3/8 in. [3] HENRY B.F. MacFARLAND [1861-1921] President Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia [1900-1910]. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1920. [4] Charles Grenfill Washburn (1857-1928) U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1906-11. ALS, n.d., 3pp. To Judge Dewey. [5] Montville, Ohio, John V. Whitney's Farmer's Records account book, 1843-1851. Some notes regarding town activities. Mostly financial matters. 70+ pages, 6 c 7-1/2. [6] Jackson Orr (1832-1926) Civil War officer, businessman, and two-term Republican U.S. Representative from western Iowa. Continuing westward, he spent the last five decades of his life in Colorado. From 1861 to 1863, he served in the Union Army as captain of Company H, 10th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted to large slip. [7] BENJAMIN ALTMAN (1840-1913) American merchant, art collector, and philanthropist, born in New York City. After a public school education, he worked in the small store established by his father on the Lower East Side. Altman worked in small stores after the death of his father, but in 1865 he opened a dry goods store of his own in New York City. His business steadily increased in scale and became one of the largest department store enterprises in the world; in 1913 it was incorporated under the name of B. Altman & Co. Altman's art collection, valued by experts at $15 million at the time of his death, was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Signed 1905 Chemical National Bank check. Nice clear signature. [8] Henry Clay Hansbrough (1848-1933) politician who served as the first United States Representative from North Dakota, as well as a Senator from North Dakota. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted to slip. [9] Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 15, REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR - A statement of the expenditures at the national armories. Signed IN TYPE Jefferson Davis. Jan. 6, 1854, 3pp. 33d Congress, 1st Session, US Senate. [10] Gerry Spence (b. 1929) is a trial lawyer in the United States. He has had more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any other lawyer in the US. In 2008, he announced he would retire, at age 79, at the end of the Geoffrey Fieger trial in Detroit, MI. Spence did not lose a criminal case in the over 50 years he practiced law. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo. Spence first gained national attention and is most well known for the Karen Silkwood case. Fine. [11] Charles Benjamin Farwell (1823-1903) U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois. Nice SIGNATURE. [12] James Kerr Kelly (1819-1903) American politician born in Pennsylvania. He was a United States Senator for Oregon from 1871 to 1877, and later Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Prior to his election to the Senate he had been elected to both houses of the local legislature, serving in the Territorial House and State Senate, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Clip Signature. [13] John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) American historian. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the college of the City of New York in 1872, worked as a civil engineer in 1873-1877, was instructor in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1877-1883, and in 1883 became professor of American history in the university of Pennsylvania. He is best known for his History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War (1883 sqq.), a valuable supplement to the more purely political writings of Schouler, Von Hoist and Henry Adams. His A School History of the United States (1897) was an extremely popular textbook for many years. MOUNTED SIGNATURE. BOLD.............100-150

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37. [ENTERTAINMENT] mixed lot: [1] Ann Doran (1911-2000) American character actress. She was James Dean's dominating mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). She appeared in over 500 motion pictures and 1000 television shows. Signed vintage 10 x 8 " movie still photo [name of film ?]. VG. [2] Carlotta Addison (1849-1914) English actress. ALS, 1903, 2pp. To Mr. Maude [?] Says she hasn't kept old letters and therefore can't supply anything concerning her connection to the Haymarket Theatre. Wishes recipient success with the book he is writing. On separate sheets; edge mounting trace on 2nd page touches one letter of word. [3] Billie Rhodes (1894-1988) San Francisco-born comedienne of early silent cinema. Born Levita Axelrod in San Francisco, she was (according to Picture Show of July 19, 1919) of English parentage and named 'Billie' because a son had been expected. She trod the boards of vaudeville by the age of eleven and appeared in melodrama under heavy makeup playing adults by the age of thirteen. She also moonlighted in local cafes as a comic entertainer. In 1913, she was hired by the branch of the Kalem film company based in Glendale, California, and appeared in several short subjects under her original name. After two years, she left Kalem to begin work for Al Christie at Nestor using her stage name Billie Rhodes for the first time. She was regularly paired with Jay Belasco in the series of situational 'Strand Comedies' and simultaneously appeared for the National Film Company, whose owner, actor-producer William Parsons , she married in 1919. However, in September that year, Parsons died unexpectedly aged just 41. Billie's career subsequently took a downturn though she had a brief run as co-star of several independently made two-reelers opposite Joe Rock. By 1925, she had forsaken the screen to become a vocalist in nightclubs and cabaret. Signed 3x5 card with sentiment. FINE. [4] Fredd Wayne (b. 1924) American character actor who has appeared in a number of films and television shows from the 1950s to the 1990s. His film credits includes The Girl He Left Behind, Torpedo Run, Twenty Plus Two, Seven Days in May, Hangup, American Pop, Dutch Treat and Man on the Moon. His television credits includes Armstrong Circle Theatre, Gunsmoke, Maverick, The Untouchables, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Bewitched, Daniel Boone, Nanny and the Professor, Ironside, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman, Quincy, M.E., Voyagers!, Cagney & Lacey, Small Wonder and Cheers, as well as one episode of the 1960s sitcom, Hogan's Heroes. He also appeared in several television movies, including The Day the Bubble Burst, A Picture of Us and Cagney & Lacey: The Return. ALS, 1985, written on both sides of 8.5 x 11 sheet. He's happy to send a picture but first wants to know "...just where and how you got my address?..." He is upset that people know his home address and is threatening a law suit. VG. [5] (THEATRE) Squire B. BANCROFT (1841-1926) signature on small card. [6] Elizabeth Ashley (b. 1939) American actress of stage & screen. Signed 3x5 picture portrait. [7] Patty Andrews - youngest and the lead singer of the ANDREWS SISTERS. Brief ALS written inside greeting card - sends autograph. [8] Lynn Anderson (b.1947) American country music singer and horse racer, best known for her Grammy Award-winning country crossover mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden ." Anderson was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1970s, helped by her regular exposure on national television. Signed 8x10 photo. [9] Russell Arms (b.1920) American actor and singer. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. Stapled at edge on back is brief ALS by him. Staples affect nothing. [10] Allan Arbus (b. 1918) American actor notable for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series M*A*S*H. He was also married to photographer Diane Arbus from 1941 to 1959 [separation - 1969 [divorse]. She became one of the most notable American photographers of the late 20th century. He started out as a photographer also, and at one time before he became an actor, he was so taken by Benny Goodman's recordings that he took up playing the clarinet. Signed & inscribed 7-1/4 x 10 in. photo. He also writes ANS on verso. [11] Neil Burgess (1846-1910) American Vaudevillian comedian who specialized in female impersonation of elderly "widders." Burgess was also interested in inventions tied to the stage and backed a turntable device that allowed horses to run at full speed on stage, and another device that simulated the sound of a large crowd. ANS "Were's your envelope and card Neil Burgess." [12] Ken Murray (1903-1988) American entertainer and author. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo. [13] Frances Drake HOWARD (1912-2000) American actress from the 1930s who is best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935). Born in New York City , she was educated in Canada and Britain, and was appearing as a nightclub dancer in London when she made her first film appearances under her birth name of Frances Dean, including Meet My Sister (1933) and The Jewel (1933). ALS, NO DATE, WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES. She says her favorite movies were Les Misérables, Forsaking All Others, and I'd Give My Life. Says she's not qualified to give advice to children but stay away from drugs, liquor & smoking. VG..........100-150

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Contract For Artist's Estate

38. [ART] Rare Kuhniana! ORIGINAL 1989 consignment contract between the the Estate of Walt Kuhn [Brenda Kuhn, artist's daughter] and the Midtown Galleries, Inc., 11 East 57th St., NYC. Ten pages plus Page for Notary Public signatures and a cover letter from Attorneys firm. Part of the agreement is for Midtown Galleries to advance $100,000 to Brenda Kuhn. The document is signed by Brenda Kuhn. Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) American painter and was an organizer of the modern art Armory Show of 1913, which was the first of its genre in America. Today, Walt Kuhn is best remembered for his key role in planning the Armory Show of 1913. Nevertheless, he holds a place in American art history as a skilled cartoonist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter. Although he destroyed many of his early paintings, his works that remain today are powerful. His portraits of circus and vaudeville entertainers are some of the most memorable works of early American Modernism. They are reminiscent of commedia dell'arte actor portraits done by the French masters centuries earlier. Nevertheless, Kuhn's works are entirely his own. His intimate portraits and expressionistic still lifes can be found in many top museums and universities across the United States. By the 1940s, Kuhn's behavior began to take on unsound characteristics. He became increasingly distant, and when the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, he attended night after night. In 1948, he was institutionalized, and on July 13, 1949, he died suddenly from a perforated ulcer. It is highly unusual for a gallerycontract for a prominent artist to offered for sale. I am sure that it has happened before but we've never seen one. Highly unusual. Excellent condition..........300-400

See portrait of Walt Kuhn

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39. [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

The Irrespressible Mary Harriman

What A Woman!

40. [ART] Mary Harriman Rumsey [1881-1934] founder of The Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements, later known as the Junior League of the City of New York of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Mary was the daughter of railroad magnate, E.H. Harriman and sister to W. Averell Harriman, former New York State Governor and United States Diplomat. TLS, 1922, 2pp, to the artist Walt Kuhn. She begins with "At the eleventh hour, in going over my finances, I find that I am "more broke" than I thought I was, and will be so until the first of October. I could, possibly, spare $2000.00, if the worst came to worst, between now and then..." It is unclear as to what show she is referring to. The handwriting on the original envelope is that of Walt Kuhn [stamp not present]. Mary was a most interesting person. She was the oldest of six children to railroad industrialist, E.H. Harriman and his wife Mary Averell Harriman. Mary attended Barnard College where she specialized in Sociology. In 1933, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Mary to chair the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) of the National Recovery Administration (NRA), the first government consumer rights group. Despite her inexperience, Mary's work with farming cooperatives and belief in the power of cooperation would come to be her greatest assets. Mary would promote the formation of consumer groups across the nation and encouraged these groups to report their grievances to her office. Mary Rumsey's work as chair of the CAB was short-lived as she died on December 18, 1934 from injuries sustained a month earlier in a horseback riding accident. Mary Rumsey's legacy to New Deal reforms would be continued by her younger brother, W. Averell Harriman. Averell was encouraged by his older sister to leave his finance job and join her and their friends, the Roosevelts, to advance the goals of the New Deal. Averell joined the NRA, marking the beginning of his political career. In 1918, Mary joined the board of the Maternity Center Association, which had appointed Frances Perkins as its unpaid executive secretary, thus deepening a friendship and professional partnership that would last until Mary's death. Despite her enthusiasm and support for her housemate's [Frances Perkins] important work, Mary had no intention of being a "cabinet wife."  She intended to make her own impact.  During the administration's first year in office, she founded Today magazine, a Washington weekly which later acquired News Week to become the publication we know today as Newsweek.  None other than FDR himself was the magazine's first subscriber. A typical party given by Mary might include Will Rogers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Bourke White, and General Douglas MacArthur at the same table with an unknown Appalachian folk singer. Rare! Fine..........250-350

See letter

Portrait of Mary

 

41. [ART] Mary Harriman Rumsey [1881-1934] founder of The Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements, later known as the Junior League of the City of New York of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Mary was the daughter of railroad magnate, E.H. Harriman and sister to W. Averell Harriman, former New York State Governor and United States Diplomat. ALS [1922], written on both sides, 5-3/8 x 6-7/8". This letter is written to the artist, Walt Kuhn, shortly after the tragic death of Mary's husband in 1922. Her husband was Charles Cary Rumsey (August 29, 1879 - September 21, 1922) American sculptor and an eight goal polo player. On September 21, 1922, Charles Rumsey was a passenger in an automobile that crashed into a stone bridge abutment on the Jericho Turnpike near Floral Park on Long Island. He was thrown from the vehicle and died minutes later from his injuries. The handwriting on the enclosed envelope is by Walt Kuhn. VG.........250-350

Front side

Back side

Portrait of Mary with husband & children

More about Mary H. Rumsey 1 2 3

 

42. MYSTERY LOT of about 74 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1815. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....80-120

 

43. [CONFEDERATE - BOOKS] James D. Bulloch. His 2-vol. set "The Secret Service Of The Confederate States In Europe. Or, How The Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped." Published by Thomas Yoseloff, NY 1959. Due to the scarcity of resources the South was forced to look abroad for means of carrying out naval operations. The author, James D. Bulloch, was the secret service agent selected to manage and direct naval affairs for the Confederacy in Europe. Bulloch's duties included the purchase and construction of vessels, their equipage and dispatchment. These two volumes are a report of his mission. Originally published in 1884 and now very rare. Reference: Howes, B949. This new edition [1959] with an introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, is a first edition of this publisher. Vol. I, 460 pages. Vol. II, 459 pages, notes, index. Two hardbound blue cloth volumes in a boxed set. Each volume is 6 in. x 8-1/2 in. The two books are in Fine condition, without dust jacket as issued. The slipcase box has only minor wear and is in very good condition.........150-200

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4 Vols. on Robert E. Lee

44. [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

 

45. [MUSIC-FILM] Bette Midler (b.1945) American singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian, also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M. She became famous as a cabaret and concert headliner, and went on to star in successful and acclaimed films such as The Rose, Ruthless People, Beaches, and For The Boys. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. SIGNED & inscribed "BETTE" magazine, 32-pages, all about Midler. 8 x 11". VG............45-65

See Bette magazine cover

 

46. Norman Mailer (1923-2007) American novelist. His best work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1980, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. ANS, no date, 3 lines saying no autobiography. VG......40-60

 

47. [MUSIC] Mark Hambourg (1879-1960) distinguished Russian-British concert pianist, among the most famous of his age. Signed postcard photo, dated 1910. Signed partly in dark area........50-75

See Hambourg photograph

 

During Reign of Louis XV

48. [FRANCE] MYSTERY DOCUMENT on paper 1767, 2-pages, 7-1/2 x 11-1/4". Signed. VG..........100-150

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Walt Kuhn's Watercolor Paint Box

49. Walt Kuhn (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. Offered here is the artist's watercolor paint box containing 4 tubes of watercolor paint, 16 dry blocks of color, 10 ink pens and 4 brushes. Also included is a color photograph of Walt Kuhn standing before his easel. Photo identified as "Labor Day weekend - Lake Buel, Massachusetts 1941." All contained in wood box. Very rare!............1200-1800

Paint box 1

Paint box 2

 

50. [ART] Original 18th century engraved portrait of Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. The engraver is RAVENET (Simon Francis) (Paris, 1706 - London, 1774) French engraver. After practising the art with considerable reputation in his native country, he went to England and settled in London about the year 1750, and engraved several plates, which justly entitle him to the rank of an eminent artist. He gave both colour and brilliancy to his engravings, and finished them with great precision. He engraved a variety of historical subjects and portraits. He studied engraving and etching in Paris, under LeBas. After gaining a strong reputation he was summoned to London in 1750 by none other than William Hogarth, in order to assist this famous satirical artist in the completion of his Marriage a la Mode set of engravings. Simon Francois Ravenet then decided to work and reside permanently in London and, in 1766, he was made a full member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. During the 1760's, Simon Ravenet's services were in much demand. He was regularly commissioned by London's major publisher, John Boydell, and was employed to engrave plates after the designs of Reynolds, Zoffany and Mercier. Simon Francois Ravenet also engraved the portraits of such eminent Englishmen as King George, Alexander Pope, James Thompson and David Hume. His art was equally esteemed in such diverse areas as landscape, figure studies and equestrian scenes. Sheet size 8-1/4 x 5". Only the slightest age toning. Rare!.............60-80

See portrait of Bolingbroke

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Rare Kuhniana

51. [ART] 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. Kuhn was born in Brooklyn, New York City. At 15, Kuhn sold his first drawings to a magazine and signed his name "Walt." In 1893, he enrolled in art classes at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. In 1899, Kuhn set out for California with only $60 in his pocket. Upon his arriving in San Francisco, he became an illustrator for WASP Magazine. In 1901, Walt left for Paris, where he briefly studied art at the Académie Colarossi before leaving to the Royal Academy in Munich. Once in the capital of Bavaria, he studied under Heinrich von Zugel (1850&endash;1941), a member of the Barbizon School. In 1903, he returned to New York and was employed as an illustrator for local journals. In 1905, he held his first exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, establishing himself as both a cartoonist and a serious painter. In this same year, he completed his first illustrations for LIFE magazine. When the New York School of Art moved to Fort Lee, New Jersey in the summer of 1908, Kuhn joined the faculty. However, he disliked his experience with the school, and at the end of the school year, he returned to New York. There, he married Vera Spier. Soon after a daughter, Brenda Kuhn, was born. In 1909, he helped prepare his first solo-exhibition in New York. In the following years, Kuhn took part in founding the Association of American Painters and Sculptors- the organization responsible for the Armory Show of 1913. Kuhn acted as the executive secretary and was put in charge of finding European artists to participate. The Armory Show , which displayed both European and American modern art to New York audiences, proved to be both a controversy and triumph. Smart and sensational publicity, combined with strategic word-of-mouth, resulted in attendance figures over 200,000 and over $44 thousand in sales. The Armory Show had demonstrated that modern art had a place in the public taste, that there was a market for it. In 1925, Kuhn's health had turned for the worse when he almost died from a duodenal ulcer. After an arduous recovery, he became an instructor at the Art Students League of New York. He also completed a commission for the Union Pacific Railroad, the club car "The Little Nugget" LA-701, currently under restoration at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California. In 1933, the aging artist organized his first retrospective. 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. 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. OFFERED HERE IS A RECORD BOOK made by Walt Kuhn. He writes on the handbound cover "OGUNQUIT". ON PAGE 1 HE PENS "ALL DATA PERTAINING TO OGUNQUIT HOUSE." He begins on page 3 "Summer 1920." Shows that on Sept. 9, 1920 he purchased his first home in Maine for $2500 with a cash down-payment of $250. Then on each of the odd numbered pages he writes the summer expenses up through the year 1931. The scan below shows page 25. Provenance: Estate of Walt Kuhn. Superb condition. Very rare!..........500-800

See page 25

See portrait of Kuhn

 

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

See document above

Her portrait

 

53. [FRANCE] Louis de Bourbon, Count of Clermont (1709-1771) was a member of the cadet Bourbon-Condé branch of the French royal house. A prince of the blood, he was the third and youngest son of Louis (III) de Bourbon, prince de Condé (1668-1710) and Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Nantes (1673-1743), a legitimated daughter of King Louis XIV of France and his maîtresse-en-titre Madame de Montespan. He is perhaps best known to history as the fifth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of France, the supreme Masonic authority in France, which existed from 1728/29 to c.1773. This appears to be a Letter Signed, or DS, dated 1763, 1p, 7x9 in. See scan below. We found a 1987 Sothebys auction record of $1315 for a 7 page manuscript by him [signed?]. Fine condition...........150-200

 

During The Reign of Terror

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

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55. [FRANCE] BISHOP OF CHARTRES [1717-1780, Pierre-Augustin-Bernardin de Rosset de Fleury ]. He was Bishop from 1748&endash;1780. Document Signed, Paris, 1778, 1p, approx. 6-1/2 x 8-1/4". About Madame de Vauldrey. VG...........80-120

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56. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on paper 1751 - signed d'Audelange, 1p, 6.5 x 9". Not translated. See scan below. VG............80-120

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

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58. [MIXED SPORTS] [1] Dante Lavelli (1923- 2009) American football end (wide receiver) who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946 to 1956. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975. SIGNED 6-1/4 x 3-1/2" on construction paper. With sentiment. [2] PATTY Berg (1918-2006) was a founding member, and leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her fifteen major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. SIGNED 3x5 card. [3] DOROTHY HAMILL - figure skater. Signed picture. [4] Max Schmeling - boxer. Signed postcard size photo [signature somewhat smeared]. [5] Don Zimmer - baseball manager. Signature. [6] Fred Saigh (1905 - 1999) was the part-owner, then sole owner, of the St. Louis Cardinals of American Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1948 through 1953. Signature. [7] Mrs. Bobby Riggs - signed, inscribed card. [8] "Kit" Klein (1910-1985) American speed skater. Signed card 1935. [9] Dow Finsterwald (b. 1929) American professional golfer who is best known for winning the 1958 PGA Championship. He won 11 Tour titles between 1955 and 1963, played on four Ryder Cup teams, and served as non-playing captain for the 1977 U.S. Ryder Cup team. [10] "H.G." Salsinger (1885-1958) was sports editor of The Detroit News for 49 years. Clip signature..........50-75

 

59. [ART] Jacques Philippe Le Bas (Paris, 1707 - 1783) One of the most distinguished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His talent for art was noticed at an early age and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to M. Herisset, an engraver of architecture. The young Le Bas soon outgrew the talents of his master and he was placed under the painter/engraver, Nicolas Tardieu. Le Bas's first engraved work was commissioned by de Crozat and gained for the artist a national reputation. Creating important engravings of figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies after such masters as Boucher, Lancret, Watteau, Rubens. Rosa and Rembrandt, Jacques Philippe Le Bas became a full Academician of the French Royal Academy in 1743. In total this great engraver left an oeuvre of over 300 works of graphic art. The reputation of Le Bas's engraved art was so strong that as early as 1745 he began publishing his own art from his Paris studio at rue de la Harpe. His influence was also strongly felt as a scholar and teacher of the fine arts. He taught engraving techniques to such now well known artists as Cochin, Moreau, Eisen, Nicholas DeLaunay, Le Mire and England's Robert Strange and William Ryland. Original engraving, signed in the plate 1775, image approx. 7-1/8 x 6-1/8 plus "somewhat" thin margins. VG..........250-300

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From the Reign of King Louis XI

60. [FRANCE] MEDIEVAL Document from France on vellum May 23, 1478 - signed, 1-pages, approx. 14 x 10-1/4". Three holes on right side [see scan below]...........200-300

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Check Signed by Two Men of Science

61. [SCIENCE] Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) the American physicist and mathematician, born at Rochester, Michigan. He graduated C.E. at the University of Michigan in 1872, and was appointed assistant engineer on the United States Lake Survey. In 1882 he became assistant astronomer for the United States Transit of Venus Commission. In 1884 he became astronomer to the United States Geological Survey, serving until 1890, when he became assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1893 he was called to Columbia as professor of mechanics and subsequently became professor of mathematical physics as well. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington , whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. He died in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Professor Woodward carried on researches and published papers in many departments of astronomy, geodesy, and mechanics. In the course of his work with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey he devised and constructed the "iced bar and long tape base apparatus," which enables a base line to be measured with greater accuracy and with less expense than by methods previously employed. His work on the composition and structure of the earth and the variation of latitude found expression in a number of valuable papers. Signed bank check, 1895. Made out to H.C. Bumpus, who has signed on the verso. Hermon Carey Bumpus (1862 - 1943) was the fifth president of Tufts College (later Tufts University) from 1915 to 1919. Bumpus was born in Buckfield, Maine in 1862 and received a Ph.B. from Brown University in 1884, specializing in biology and science. He began graduate work at Brown before teaching at Olivet College. Bumpus received his Ph.D. from Clark University in 1891 and then became a professor of comparative zoology at Brown. Bumpus received an honorary Doctor of Science from Tufts in 1905 and an honorary LL.D. from Clark in 1909. He directed the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and the American Museum of Natural History. VG..............75-100

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Check Signed by Two Men of Science

62. [SCIENCE] Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) the American physicist and mathematician, born at Rochester, Michigan. He graduated C.E. at the University of Michigan in 1872, and was appointed assistant engineer on the United States Lake Survey. In 1882 he became assistant astronomer for the United States Transit of Venus Commission. In 1884 he became astronomer to the United States Geological Survey, serving until 1890, when he became assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1893 he was called to Columbia as professor of mechanics and subsequently became professor of mathematical physics as well. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington , whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. He died in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Professor Woodward carried on researches and published papers in many departments of astronomy, geodesy, and mechanics. In the course of his work with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey he devised and constructed the "iced bar and long tape base apparatus," which enables a base line to be measured with greater accuracy and with less expense than by methods previously employed. His work on the composition and structure of the earth and the variation of latitude found expression in a number of valuable papers. Signed bank check, 1895. Made out to F.W. Putnam, who has also signed on the verso. Frederic Ward Putnam (1839-1915) was one of the earliest anthropologists in the United States. He founded institutions for anthropological research at Harvard University and at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked to establish museum collections in anthropology. He taught anthropology, archaeology and ethnology at Harvard University. He directed some of the first field expeditions in the Americas. Putnam entered Harvard in 1856, where he met and eventually became assistant (1857-1864) and friend to the naturalist Louis Agassiz. His relationship with Harvard was an enduring one. He did not graduate with his class, although he is listed among the S.B.'s of 1862. His chief associations at Harvard were with the Peabody Museum and the Peabody professorship. He became Curator of the Peabody Museum of American Archaelogy and Ethnology (1875-1909), Honorary Curator of the Peabody Museum (1909-1913), and Honorary Director of the Peabody Museum (1913-1915). He was the Peabody Professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology (1886-1909) and Peabody Professor Emeritus (1911-1915). As his career matured, Putnam's work outside of Harvard grew. In 1891 he began directing the anthropological department of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. This collection later became the foundation for the Field Museum of Natural History. In 1894 he became the Curator in anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. In 1903 he went to the University of California, Berkeley, to found a department of anthropology and an anthropological museum. Over his lifetime, Putnam published more than 400 papers; he also founded and the edited the American Naturalist. He was the recipient of many honors and awards: he was a Fellow of the American Academy, a member of the American Philosophical Society, a member of the National Academy of Science, and a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

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From George C. Scott's Personal Collection

63. Original 8x10 photograph of the actor George C. Scott in his famous role as General Patton. Unsigned; corner crack repaired on verso; small nicks & tear along right edge........60-80

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From George C. Scott's Personal Collection

64. Original 8x10 photograph of the actor George C. Scott. VG.......60-80

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From George C. Scott's Personal Collection

65. Original 8x10 photograph of the actor George C. Scott. VG.......60-80

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66. [ART] Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792- 1845) French designer and painter, more especially of military subjects, was born in Paris. He was the son of a dragoon in the Republican army, whose death in the ranks left the widow and orphan in very poor circumstances. He served in the National Guard in 1814, fought bravely at the Barrière de Clichy. He entered the atelier of the distinguished painter Baron Gros, and soon began issuing the first of the lithographed designs which eventually brought him renown. His "Grenadier de Waterloo", 1817, with the motto "La Garde meurt et ne se rend pas" (a famous phrase frequently attributed to Cambronne, but which he never uttered, and which cannot, perhaps, be traced farther than to this lithograph by Charlet), was particularly popular. He was a hearty favourite among his intimates, one of whom was the painter Géricault. Offered here is a very lengthy ALS, not dated, 3 full pages, 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. To Porterlet, friend of Eugene Delacroix. Speaks about a lot of their common friends, including David [the painter?], and a rich foudeur (for engraving?). Very important letter.............100-150

 

67. [WESTERN AMERICANA] H. Webster - Frontier veterinarian. Document signed, Leadville, Colorado, 1882. Vetinary Bill that to early Colorado statehood. Approx. 8-1/2 x 4-1/4".....25-35

 

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

 

69. Donald Hall (b. 1928) American poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (commonly known as the Poet Laureate of the United States) in 2006. TLS, 2001, 1p. Says he has never written an autobiography "...but I have written much memoir." Mentions several titles. To Mr. Allen.........40-60

 

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

 

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

 

72. [SPACE] Richard Gordon (b. 1929) is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, and a retired NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Signed, inscribed color litho. photo, 8x10. VG.........50-75

 

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

 

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

 

75. [FRANCE] Emile Egger [1813-1885] French scholar who was born in Paris. From 1840 to 1855, Egger was assistant professor, and from 1855 until his death he was professor of Greek literature in the Faculté des Lettres at Paris University. In 1854 Egger was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions and in 1873 of the Conseil supérieur de l'instruction publique. Egger was a voluminous writer, a sound and discerning scholar, and his influence was largely responsible for the revival of the study of classical philology in France. ALS, 1854, 3pp. Not translated........50-75

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76. [BRITAIN] Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (1809-1893) British author, art critic and art historian who was the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review. She is known not only for her writing, but also for her significant role in the London art world while her husband, Sir Charles Eastlake, was director of the National Gallery there. Signature with sentiment clipped from letter. Mounted. VG.........40-60

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77. Maurice Hewlett (1861-1923) English historical novelist, poet and essayist. ALS, 1912. 1p......50-75

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78. [ITALY] Guglielmo Ferrero (1871-1942) Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (5 vols., published after English translation 1907&endash;1909). Ferrero devoted his writings to classical liberalism and he opposed any kind of dictatorship and Big Government. ALS, 1906, 1p. 4-1/4 x 7". VG.........50-75

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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

79. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on vellum 1633 - signed, written on both sides, approx. 13 x 6-1/4"". Order of Malta star mark at bottom. VG condition...........100-150

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

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From the Reign of King Louis XIV

81. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on paper 1693 - signed by Governor de Beaulios, written on both sides, approx. 7-3/4 x 11". Speaks of various people, mentions Roy Louis. VG condition...........100-150

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82. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Collection of 15 signed bank checks, dating 1906-1921...........200-300

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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

83. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on vellum 1618 - signed, 1-page, approx. 17 x 5-3/4". VG condition...........100-150

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84. [PORTRAIT of] John A. Quitman (1798-1858) American politician and soldier. He served as Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 as a Whig and again from 1850 to 1851 as a Democrat and one of the leading Fire-Eaters. On July 1, 1846, during the Mexican-American War, Quitman abandoned politics and enlisted in the military with the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers. He commanded a brigade under Zachary Taylor in northern Mexico. After the Battle of Monterrey he was sent to join Winfield Scott's expedition. He led the 2nd Brigade in the Volunteer Division at the Siege of Veracruz and On April 14, 1847 he was promoted to the rank of Major General in the Regular Army, and fought at Cerro Gordo. Unsigned original antique engraved portrait, image approx. 5-1/2 x 4-1/4". VG. Fairly scarce in portraits...........25-35

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85. [PORTRAIT of] Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Original etching by Gustave Mercier [1858-1898] French born etcher and engraver, Gustave Mercier studied printmaking techniques under Gaucherel, in Paris. He moved to New York around 1880 and was regularly commissioned by Klackner and other major publishers of fine art engravings. Image size approx. 3.5 x 2.5" plus margins. Original etching are much rarer than engravings..........50-75

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86. [PORTRAIT] Original antique engraved portrait of The Duke of Wellington [1769-1852]. Image approx. 5 x 4" plus margins. VG with just a little soiling in lower margin.......25-35

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87. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document, Brittany 1602, on paper, 2pp, approx. 9 x 13-1/4". Signed by Anne De Bueil, wife of Honorat De Bueil - Vice-Admiral of France. Not translated. Identified as "very bold signature and very tall as princess usually sign + 3 other very ornate signatures. VG...........100-150

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88. [FRANCE] FRENCH Mystery Document dated 1790, signed by Francois-Marie-Casimir Coigny [1756-1818], 1p, approx. 8 x 12-1/4". VG............100-150

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From the Reign of King Louis XV

89. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on vellum 1770 - signed, 1-page, approx. 16 x 10-3/4". VG condition...........100-150

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90. [FRANCE] Count de Froissard - ALS, 1816, 1p, 6-1/2 x 8-1/4". Not translated. Identified as "was there around Napoleon in 1814. Speaks about the 1816 election." VG..........75-100

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91. (FRANCE) L. ANTOINE VINCENT - French General. DS, year 4 [1796], certificate for Lieut. Duples[?]. 1p, 7 x 9-1/4. Cracked think red wax seal missing about 1/4. Fine French Revolution document.................100-150

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

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

 

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

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

 

From the Reign of King Louis XI

96. [FRANCE] MEDIEVAL Document from France on vellum 1492 - signed faintly, 1-pages, approx. 13 x 9-3/4"...........250-350

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97. [NOBEL PRIZE] CHARLES RICHET (1850-1935) French physiologist who initiall investigated a variety of subjects such as neurochemistry, digestion, thermoregulation in homeothermic animals, and breathing. He won the Nobel Prize "in recognition of his work on anaphylaxis" in 1913. He also devoted many years to the study of spiritualist phenomena. His research helped elucidate hay fever, asthma and other allergic reactions to foreign substances and explained some previously not understood cases of intoxication and sudden death. In 1914 he became a member of the Académie des Sciences. Richet was a man of many interests, and his works included books about history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, as well as theatre plays and poetry. He was also a pioneer in aviation. Offered here is a Rare unsigned autograph poem, 1p. Guaranteed to be from his hand...........100-150

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

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Original Copper Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

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

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100. George Kennan (1845-1924) American explorer noted for his travels in the Kamchatka and Caucasus regions of the Russian Empire. ALS [pencil], 1896, 1p, signed with intials. Regarding flowers for his wife's birthday. Accompanied by print showing him writing. Small portrait affixed to corner of letter........40-60

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101. William Andrew Swanberg (1907-1992) American biographer. He may be known best for Citizen Hearst, a biography of William Randolph Hearst, which was recommended by the Pulitzer Prize board in 1962 but overturned by the trustees. He won that Pulitzer in 1973 for a biography of Henry Luce, and he won the National Book Award in 1977 for a biography of Norman Mailer. Signed 8x10 portrait print. VG..........40-60

 

102. [LINCOLN MEMORIAL] John S.D. Eisenhower (born August 3, 1922) is the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. He is a retired United States Army officer and the author of several books of military history. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971. ALS, no year, 1p. He writes about signing engraving of the Lincoln Memorial. "It is truly a beautiful piece of work." Included here is the engraving of the Lincoln Memorial which he nicely signs. Approx. 8 x 6. Two signed pieces. VG..........50-75

 

103. [NOBEL] Milton Friedman (1912-2006) American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. ANS, 1975, written in first page of his Playboy interview. 13-pages. 8-1/2 x 11...........50-75

 

104. W. A. White (1868-1944) renowned American newspaper editor, politician, author, and leader of the Progressive movement. Between 1896 and his death White became the iconic spokesman for middle America. Signed photograph, seated at his desk, 7 x 9 in. VG............50-75

 

105. Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989) 10th President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Signed, inscribed 5x8" photo, dated Oct. 20 and what looks like 78. Some surface cracks and a minor fault............50-75

 

106. AMBASSADORS - collection of 29 signed first day covers honoring John F. Kennedy, signed by various ambassadors from countries such as: Hati, Uruguay, Mexico, Columbia, Japan, Italy, Algeria, Hungary, Cyprus, Finland, Austria, Peru, Germany, etc. One is signed by Grenoas, vice-president of Spain. PLUS 3 signed FDCs not honoring JFK signed by ambassadors. Also a signed JFK card by a Germany ambassador. PLUS 4 signed FDCs honoring Kennedy by various persons. One of these has rust paperclip stain. 37 pieces...............100-150

 

107. [SUPREME COURT] William R. Day (1849-1923) American diplomat and jurist, who served for nineteen years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He also served briefly as the 36th US Sec. of State. DOCUMENT SIGNED, Ohio legal document, 1873, 3pp. folio. Signed as Notary Public.............100-150

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108. G. W. Cable (1844-1925) American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana. His fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner. Signature dated Jan. 10, 1885, on 4-1/4 x 2-3/4 slip, with sentiment. Unidentified signature on the back side.........25-35

 

109. Susan Sontag (193-2004) American essayist, literary and cultural theorist, icon, and political activist whose works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, The Way We Live Now, and Regarding the Pain of Others. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo. VG.......50-75

 

110. [THEATRE] Edward Franklin Albee II (1857-1930) vaudeville impresario, and the adoptive grandfather of Edward Franklin Albee III, the playwright. He toured with P. T. Barnum as a ticket collector, then in 1885 he partnered with Benjamin Franklin Keith in operating the Boston Bijou Theatre in Boston. Albee was president of the United Bookings Office from its formation in 1900 or 1906. Albee had most of the major vaudeville circuits give him control of their theatrical bookings where he charged acts a 5% commission. Signed & inscribed photograph dated 1919, approx. 8 x 11-1/4". VG............50-75

 

111. [FILM-THEATRE] Morton DaCosta (1914-1989) American theatre and film director, film producer, writer, and actor. DaCosta began his career as an actor in the Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth starring Tallulah Bankhead in 1942. A decade later he made his stage directing debut with The Grey-Eyed People. DaCosta had a string of hit Broadway productions in the 1950s: Plain and Fancy, No Time for Sergeants, Auntie Mame and The Music Man. Additional Broadway directing credits include Sherry!, The Women, Saratoga, and Maggie Flynn. He also wrote the book for the latter two productions. DaCosta produced and directed the films Auntie Mame (1958), The Music Man (1962), and Island of Love (1963). SIGNED & INSCRIBED VINTAGE 8x10 photo. VG.........50-75

 

112.Geo. W. Peck (1840-1916) American writer and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin. Peck became a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse, Wisconsin. His La Crosse newspaper, The Sun, was founded in 1874. In 1878 Peck moved the newspaper to Milwaukee, renaming it Peck's Sun. The weekly newspaper contained Peck's humorous writings, including his famous "Peck's Bad Boy" stories. Original cabinet photograph which has his ink signature [clip] affixed below image..............30-40

 

113. [TV] Chet Huntley (1911-1974) American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956. SIGNED 7X9 PHOTO. VG.............35-45

 

114. [THEATRE] William Warren (1812 &endash; 1888) American actor. AN ALBUM PAGE WHICH HE HAS SIGNED AND WRITES "This huge stage presenteth naught but shows. Whereon the stars in secret influence commune. Shakespere." He dates it Boston, April/81. Nice example............40-60

 

115. Drew Pearson [1897-1969] was one of the most well-known American "yellow" journalists of his day. He was best known for his muckraking syndicated newspaper column "Washington Merry-Go-Round," in which he attacked various public persons with little or no objective proof for his allegations. He also had a program on NBC Radio entitled Drew Pearson Comments. Signed & inscribed photo, 8x10. VG............35-45

 

116. [THEATRE] Jane Hading (1859 - 1940), French actress, whose real name was Jeanne Alfredine Trefouret. She was trained at the local Conservatoire and was engaged in 1873 for the theatre at Algiers, and afterwards for the Khedivial theatre at Cairo, where she played, in turn, coquette, soubrette and Ingenue parts. Expectations had been raised by her voice, and when she returned to Marseille she sang in operetta, besides acting in Ruy Blas. Her Paris debut was in La Chaste Suzanne at the Palais Royal, and she was again heard in operetta at the Renaissance. In 1883 she had a great success at the Gymnase in Le Maitre de forges. In 1884 she married Victor Koning (1842-1894), the manager of that theatre, but divorced him in 1887. In 1888 she toured America with Coquelin, and on her return helped to give success to Lavedan's Prince d'Aurec, at the Vaudeville. Her reputation as one of the leading actresses of the day was now established not only in France but in America and England. Signed, inscribed 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 cabinet photograph. Because of her handwriting the signature area does not have bold contrast.......60-80

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117. [THEATRE] E.H. Sothern (1859 - 1933) American actor who specialized in dashing, romantic leading roles and particularly in Shakespeare roles. Signed cabinet photograph, dated 1899. One small pin hole at top; edges a little rubbed o/w VG.........50-75

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118. [THEATRE] Fred Terry [1863-1933] English actor and theatrical manager. After establishing his reputation in London and in the provinces for a decade, he joined the company of Herbert Beerbohm Tree where he remained for four years, meeting his future wife, Julia Neilson . With Neilson, he played in London and on tour for 27 further years, becoming famous in sword and cape roles, such as the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Signed postcard photo............30-40

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119. [THEATRE] Harry Relph (1867-1928) known on the stage as "Little Tich", was an English music hall comedian . He was noted for the characters of The Spanish Señora, The Gendarme and The Tax Collector, but his most popular routine was his Big Boot dance, which involved a pair of 28-inch boots, commonly called "slapshoes" in the days of vaudeville. He was also popular as a pantomime dame; in one season he appeared with Marie Lloyd and Dan Leno also in the cast. Signed postcard photo. VG.........25-35

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120. [FILM] Eva Novak (1898-1988) American film actress, being quite popular during the silent film era. She was the younger sister of actress Jane Novak. SIGNED & INSCRIBED PHOTO, APPROX. 6-1/4 x 8-1/4". Dated 1917 [?]. VG.............35-45

 

121. [MILITARY] Alfred M. Gruenther (1899-1983) was the youngest World War II Major General and after the war, as a four-star General, served as the Supreme Allied Commander (SACEUR) in Europe from 1953 to 1956. Signed 8x10 photo. VG..........50-75

 

122. [NOBEL PRIZE] Milton Friedman (1912-2006) American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. VG............50-75

 

123. Nora Ephron (1941-2012) American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director. Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay): for Silkwood, When Sleepless in Seattle, and Harry Met Sally. Signed book jacket from her book HEARTBURN [book not present]. Signed on back below her picture, the signature is only fair.............25-35

 

124. Oriana Fallaci (1929- 2006) Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A former partisan during World War II , she had a long and successful journalistic career. Fallaci became famous worldwide for her coverage of war and revolution, and her interviews with many world leaders during the 1960s, 1980s and 1970s. Signed book jacket "A MAN" [book not present].........35-45

 

125. Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903) American philosopher and theologian who sought to reconstruct theology in accord with scientific method. The lifelong romance between himself and his wife forms the subject of If Ever Two Were One, a collection of his correspondence and diary entries. Signed cdv photo, dated 1872. Fine.........50-75

 

126. [ART] Jack Levine [1915-2010] was an American Social Realist painter and printmaker best known for his satires on modern life, political corruption, and biblical narratives. Signed 3x5 card [lined side]. On verso he writes that he has no photos..........25-35

 

127. [THEATRE] Sir Charles Wyndham (1837-1919) English actor-manager. His taste for the stage - he had taken part in amateur drama - was too strong for him to take up either the clerical or the medical career suggested for him, and early in 1862 he made his first professional appearance in London, performing with Ellen Terry. Brief ALS on Wyndham's Theatre letterhead. Approx. 8x5"............40-60

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128. [THEATRE] 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). Signed & inscribed 3-3/4 x 6" card on which is printed her poem Lest We Forget, Dedicated to the Boys of the A. E. F. VG.......35-45

 

129. [THEATRE] Thos. Q. Seabrooke (1860 -1913) actor. A native of Mount Vernon, New York, he made his debut in 1880 and for the next several years appeared in dramas and a few comedies before he won popularity as star of such musicals as The Isle of Champagne (1894) and Tabasco (1895). His greatest success came in the imported English musical A Chinese Honeymoon (1902). Thereafter, his vogue waned, although he remained a headliner in vaudeville. Offered here is a wonderful signed cabinet photo to which he adds " Tabasco." Shows in in the role of an organgrinder. 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 in. VG...............60-80

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130. [NAUTICAL] Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel. CLIP SIGNATURE, irregular shape, approx. 2-1/2 x 3/4 in.........50-75

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131. Marshall P. Wilder [1859-1915] American humorist. Signed, inscribed photograph, 5x7 in. inluding margins. VG except for small corner tip missing top left.........30-40

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132. Frank Swinnerton (1884-1982) English novelist, critic, biographer and essayist. Signed & inscribed 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 photo. VG.........50-75

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133. [FILM] Rudy Vallée (1901-1986) American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. SIGNED & INSCRIBED VINTAGE 8X10 PHOTO. VG........50-75

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134. [CW] James B. Pond (1838-1903) officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. For his actions during the Battle of Baxter Springs, he received the Medal of Honor. Returning to civilian life, he became a highly successful lecture manager whose clients included Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Henry Morton Stanley. ANS, 1895 "DEAR ROCKWOOD, DO COME TO THE SHOW. YOU CANT AFFORD TO MISS IT." Expected wear.............40-60

 

135. Andrew J. Goodpaster (1915-2005) American Army General. He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) from July 1, 1969 and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command (CINCEUR) from May 5, 1969 until his retirement December 17, 1974. As such, he was the commander of all NATO (SACEUR) and United States (CINCEUR) military forces stationed in Europe and the surrounding regions. General Goodpaster returned to service in June 1977 as the 51st Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York until he retired again in July 1981. Signed 8x10 photo. VG........50-75

 

136. DAVID BRUCE - Am. Diplomat; U.S. Amb. to Great Britain, Germany, China. group of 4 TLSs, 1966-71 plus another signed for him by his secretary..............40-60

 

137. [MAINE] Edward Kent (1802-1877) was the 12th and 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Maine during the Aroostook War. ALS, 1860, 2pp., to the noted Harvard law professor Joel Parker. VG..........50-75

 

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

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139. [MUSIC] Leonardo Balada [b. 1933] American composer. AMQS from his 1986 Opera "Christopher Columbus. Very nice. Approx. 8 x 7. Inscribed to a collector. VG..........75-100

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140. [MUSIC] WILHELM KUHE [1823-1912] German pianist, pianoforte player and teacher, composer and administrator born in the city of Prague (modern-day Czech Republic), in the first half of the nineteenth-century. Rare AMQS mounted to 3x5 card. VG.............50-75

 

JOSEPH TALCOTT, GOV. OF THE CONNECTICUT COLONY

141. JOSEPH TALCOTT (1669-1741) Governor of the Colony of Connecticut. Manuscript Document Signed, "J. Talcott." mostly one page with different handwriting on verso, 7 3/4" x 7 1/2". April 6, 1727, legal matter. Superb condition for age.............400-600

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142. [FILM] Madge Bellamy (1899-1990) American film actress who was a popular leading lady in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career declined in the sound era, and ended following a romantic scandal in the 1940s. In San Francisco in 1943, Bellamy was accused of assault with a deadly weapon for shooting (or shooting at) her wealthy lover Stanwood Murphy. The incident generated much publicity and effectively ended her already fading career. ALS. signed Madge B., 1973, 3pp. About writing her autobiography, and thanking the recipient for volunteering to help her. VG............50-75

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143. Leonard Alfred Strong (1896-1958) English writer, known as a novelist, journalist, poet and director of the publishers Methuen Ltd. He was a versatile writer of more than 20 novels, as well as plays, children's books, poems, biography, criticism, and film scripts. Some of his poems were set to music by Arthur Bliss. His novel The Brothers was filmed in 1947 by the Scottish director David MacDonald. Selected Poems appeared in 1931, and The Body's Imperfections: Collected Poems in 1957. He also collaborated with Cecil Day-Lewis in compiling anthologies. ALS, 1949, written on both sides of 5x8" sheet. Signed L.A. Strong. VG.........50-75

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144. ROBERT C. GALLO - American Virologist. Though best known for his co-discovery of HIV, Gallo and his team in the early 80s also pioneered the development of the HIV blood test, which enabled health care workers for the first time to screen for the AIDS virus - leading to a more rapid diagnosis while simultaneously protecting patients receiving blood transfusions. His research also helped physicians develop HIV therapies to prolong the lives of those infected with the virus. And, in 1996, his discovery that a natural compound known as chemokines can block the HIV virus and halt the progression of AIDS was hailed by Science magazine as one of that year's most important scientific breakthroughs. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 photograph.........40-60

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

149. [FILM] Jack Lemmon [1925-2001] American actor who starred in more than 60 films including Some Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts, Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing, Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpier Old Men and Grumpy Old Men. Signed 8x10 portrait photo. VG...............25-35

 

150. [FILM] James Stewart (1908-1997) American actor who starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards. Signed b/w portrait photo, 8x10. VG............75-100

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151. [FILM] Steve Martin [b. 1945] American actor, comedian, writer. Signed 8x10 photo. with sentiment. VG..............35-45

 

152. [FILM] Woody Allen [b. 1935] American screenwriter, film director, actor. Signed printed postcard photo, 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. VG............25-35

 

153. [FILM] Ann Sothern [1909-2001] American actress. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo. Accompanied by vintage sheet music from the film "let's Fall In Love" starring Edmund Lowe and Ann Sothern. Both VG............40-60

 

154. [MUSIC] Michelle Phillips (b. 1944) American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained fame as a member of the 1960s group The Mamas & the Papas, and is the last surviving original member of the group. Signed & inscribed 7x5 photo plus unsigned autograph note. Michelle Phillips (born June 4, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained fame as a member of the 1960s group The Mamas & the Papas, and is the last surviving original member of the group. VG............50-75

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155. [FILM] KATHY BATES (b. 1948) American actress. TLS, 1991, on Misery stationery that is shaped like a pig. Boldly signed, she is glad recipient liked "Misery". "Annie Wilkes was a pleasure to play and I am grateful that I got the opportunity to bring her to the screen. It was a great thrill to win the Oscar for my performance..." VG.......40-60

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

164. [FRANCE] Jean Baptiste Antoine-Aime Sanson De Pongerville [1792-1870] Fr. poet, writer. ALS, 1855, 1p, to PHILARETE CHARLES. VG.......60-80

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Portrait of Pongerville

 

165. [FRANCE] Charles Adrien Casimir Barbier de Meynard [1826-1908] nineteenth-century French historian and orientalist. His studies focused on the early history of Islam and the Caliphate. Among his other works, he completed Julius von Mohl's translation of Ferdowsi's Shahnama, with the French title Livre des Rois. This was the first European translation of the pivotal work made available to a wide audience. De Meynard also translated numerous works by al-Masudi, ibn Khordadbeh and other Caliphate-era historians. He studied the history of Zoroastrianism, editing the Dictionnaire Géographique de la Perse, and wrote about the then-nascent Bahá'í Faith. He was involved in the edition of the 19th Century edition of Crusader sources in Arabic with French translations, the Recueil des Historiens des Croisades. ALS, 1901, 4pp, 5-1/4 x 8-1/8". VG...........75-100

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166. Robert Culp (1930-2010) American actor who earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on "I Spy" [1965-68], the espionage series in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. Attractive shot, 2002. VG.............30-40

 

167. [FILM] Charlie Ruggles (F1886-1970) comic American actor. In a career spanning six decades, Ruggles appeared in close to 100 feature films. Ruggles is best remembered today as the big-game hunter in "Bringing Up Baby". SIGNED, inscribed 5x7 photo, in very good condition except for defective top right outer corner..........50-75

 

168. [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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169. [FRANCE] Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris (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. Jullien became a protege of Robespierre. 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. He accompanied Napoleon in Egypt. ALS, Paris, 1843, 2 full pages, 5-1/4 x 8-1/8". VG......100-150

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ARCHIVE LETTERS TO LOUIS ALIBERT

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

 

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

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172. [FILM] Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984) actor who starred in many good films. Clip signature...........25-35

 

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

 

174. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1833. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

From The Reign of King Charles IX

175. [FRANCE] Mystery French Document 1565 on paper, from the Reign of Charles IX, doesn't appear signed, 1p., about 6 x 9.5". VG.....75-100

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176. [FRANCE] French Mystery Document on paper 1776 - signed, 2-pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 4-3/4". Identified as Normandy - Curate gives power to priest to wed noble people. Not translated. VG condition............60-90

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

 

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

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

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180. Archive of approx. 61 letters written by Henriette Baumes-Thion and Antoine describing life in France during the American civil war. Most, if not all dated 1863 and written in French. Not translated. Most are multi-page in length. VG.........150-250

 

From The Reign of King Louis XIV

181. Mystery French Document 1672 on paper, from the Reign of Louis XIV, boldly signed, 1 page, about 6-3/4 x 11". VG.....100-150

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182. [FILM] Ricardo Cortez [1899-1977] American film actor who began his career during the silent era. Cortez appeared in over 100 films. Although he began his career playing romantic leads, when sound cinema arrived, his powerful delivery and New York accent made him an ideal heavy, and he switched from sex symbol to character actor. Clip signature, about 3-1/4 x 1-3/4 lined slip............25-35

 

183. [FILM] Broderick Crawford [1911-1986] Academy Award winning American actor. Signed lobby still photograph from his film "Stop, You're Killing Me" [1952], 10x8. Both tips of top corners are missing but not into image area; signed in semi-dark area - better than "fair" contrast..........50-75

 

Helped Invent "Talking" Motion Pictures

184. [INVENTOR] William Henry Bristol [1859-1930] inventive genius, pioneering manufacturer, educator, and environmentalist. After graduating from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1884 with an engineering degree, he returned there in 1886 as an instructor and progressed to become a professor of mathematics in 1899. While at Stevens, he patented products including a steel lacing for industrial belts and a pressure chart recorder . The need to manufacture these products led to the founding of the Bristol Company in 1889 with his brother, Franklin, and his father, Benjamin. By 1915, the company was manufacturing the largest and most complete line of industrial instruments in the world, including instruments to measure and record temperature, electricity, pressure, motion, time, flow, and humidity. These instruments were the first to provide an uninterrupted history of manufacturing plant operations; increasing efficiency, improving quality, and allowing higher rates of productivity. In 1904, Professor Bristol invented the first practical pyrometer for measuring high temperatures. This created another new industry and led to the formation of the William H. Bristol Pyrometer Company in New York City. In 1915, he invented the "Bristolphone" to simultaneously record voices and other sounds with motion in moving pictures. He founded the William H. Bristol Talking Picture Corporation to develop "synchronized talking motion pictures," and produced one of the first full-length motion pictures with sound. The Bristolphone was used in nearly one hundred movie houses in the U.S. He also developed and manufactured loud speakers, power amplifiers, radios and phonograph recorders. His "Audiophone," which was used at Yankee Stadium and Grand Central Station in New York, revolutionized public address systems. Bristol was awarded the John Scott Medal in 1890. Edward Longstreth Medal in 1894. He was also awarded medals at expositions in Chicago (1893), Paris (1900), Saint Louis (1904), San Francisco (1915) and Philadelphia (1926). He received two awards from the Franklin Institute to honor his distinguished career. He gained worldwide recognition while making possible major advances in both pure scientific knowledge and industrial technology. Bristol, who received nearly 100 patents during his lifetime. Document Signed, DEC. 1, 1925, 4PP, 8.5 X 14 IN, PLUS the blueprint map. An exchange of properties between the Bristol Co. and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co, located in the Town of Waterbury, Connecticut. VG and EXTREMELY RARE...........250-350

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

 

186. [FILM] Richard Crenna [1926-2003] actor. Signed typed agreement dated 1965. "Kay Gardella, TV Editor of the New York Daily News, has my permission to attribute food recipes to me in a new cookbook featuring recipes of TV personalities she is authoring." VG..........30-40

 

187. [SHOW BIZ] Judy Canova (1913-1983) American comedienne, actress, singer and radio personality. She appeared on Broadway and in films. She hosted her own network radio program, a popular series broadcast from 1943 to 1955. DOCUMENT SIGNED, CONTRACT, NOV. 1, 1957, 3PP, WITH THE WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY. VG............50-75

 

188. FRED de CORDOVA (1910-2001) American Director/Producer. He started his career as a director in the 1940s, directing B-movies including Here Come the Nelsons, with Ozzie, Harriet and sons, and Bedtime for Bonzo, with Ronald Reagan. But during the television boom in the '50s and '60s, he began directing and producing television programs, including My Three Sons and variety shows with Jack Benny, George Gobel, Burns and Allen, and the Smothers Brothers. Mr. De Cordova began producing The Tonight Show in 1970, eight years after Carson became the show's star, and became executive producer in 1984. ANS dtd 3/6/89................20-30

 

189. [THEATRE-FILM] Eric Portman [1901-1969] distinguished English stage and film actor. He is probably best remembered for his roles in several films for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger during the 1940s. Signed 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 1940s photo. Minor creasing. Signed in dark area so contrast is good...........30-40

 

190. [MAINE] John S.C. Abbott (1805-1877) American historian, pastor, and writer, from Brunswick, Maine. He was a brother of Jacob Abbott, and was associated with him in the management of Abbott's Institute, New York City, and in the preparation of his series of brief historical biographies. ALS, Brunswick, Me., Nov. 23, 1852, 1p, 4to. Re: his fee for lecturing. VG.........50-75

 

191. [ENGLAND] Sir Edward Hay Drummond-Hay (1815-1884) British naval officer, diplomat and colonial administrator. He was born in England and was a Colonel of the 5th West India Regiment from 1854 to 1863. From 1839 to 1850 he was the President of the British Virgin Islands From 1850 to 1855 he was the Governor of Saint Kitts. From 1856 to 3 July 1863 he was the Governor of Saint Helena. In September 1860, the governor received a visit from His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, who was an officer in the Royal Navy serving on the H.M.S. Euralus. ALS, St. Helena, 29 Jan. 1861, 4pp, 4-1/2 x 7-1/4". To John Bell. Mentions, in this letter, the visit of Prince Alfred. Fine..............60-80

 

192. [FRANCE] The Marquis De Massa (1831-1910) Secretary to Napoleon III. He began his military career in Algeria, and later was an officer in the crack French regiment of "Guides." He took part in the Crimean War, was present at the battle of Solferino in 1859; aide de camp to Marshal Bazaine in the Mexican War; was with Napoleon III at Sedan, and after escaping he joined General Bourbaki, with whom he remained until the end of his disastrous campaign. He was very popular in Paris and was known as "Aramis" by his friends on account of his military bearing and resemblance to that character in Dumas's "Three Musketeers." ALS, 1888, 2pp, approx. 4.5 x &'. Fine..........75-100

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

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

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

 

196. [VERMONT HISTORY] Lewis Richard Morris (1760-1825) United States Representative from Vermont and a nephew of Gouverneur Morris and Lewis Morris. Born in Scarsdale, New York, he attended the common schools. He moved to Springfield, Vermont, and from 1781 to 1783 was secretary of foreign affairs. He was a member of the Springfield meeting-house committee in 1785, was tax collector in 1786 and 1787, Windsor County court clerk from 1789 to 1796 and was judge of the same court until 1801. He was clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1790 and 1791, and was a member of the convention to ratify the United States Constitution . He was secretary of the constitutional convention in Windsor in 1793. He attended the Vermont ratifying convention in Bennington, where he voted in support of the Constitution. Morris was a brigadier general in the State militia in 1793 and major general of the First Division from 1795 to 1817. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1795 to 1797 and 1803 to 1808, and served as speaker. He was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1803. His abstention from voting assured Thomas Jefferson's election as President over Aaron Burr in the House of Representatives in February, 1801. DOCUMENT SIGNED, signed twice, 1p. folio, Windsor, Sept. 25, 1794. Court document, toned, tattered etc. Approx. 7-3/4 x 12-1/4". See condition in scan below..........50-75

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

 

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

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

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

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

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English Mixed Lot

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

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

 

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

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

 

ORIGINAL ETCHING

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

 

OLD MASTER van HOY [1631-1679]

208. [ART] Nicolaas van Hoy [1631-1679] This is an Original etching. Image approx. 7-1/4 x 6 in. plate mark plus margins. Printed on laid paper and in very good condition. Two mounting traces on outer edge verso. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. This etching was pulled from the original 1600s plate. Another etching about the same size sold for $158 in 2000 at the Fischer Auction House in Luzern. Price-wise that is all we could find.........100-150

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209. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original ink drawing, signed, titled "Gloucester". Paper size approx.11 x 13.5 in. VG condition..........80-120

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210. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original graphite drawing, signed. The scene is Gloucester, Mass. Paper size approx.11 x 13.5 in. VG condition..........80-120

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211. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original color drawing, signed, dated 11/24/83. The scene is Gloucester, Mass. Paper size approx.11 x 13.5 in. VG condition..........100-150

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212. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked mainly around Boston and the north shore. Original watercolor, signed, dated 1972. The scene is Gloucester, Mass. Paper size approx.11 x 14 in. VG condition..........125-175

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213. [PORTRAIT] Millard Fillmore - President of the US. Antique original engraved portrait. Approx. 9 x 7" plus wide margins. Some foxing along right edge; one spot left edge. These would mat-out..........25-35

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214. [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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215. Mystery French Document from Napoleonic period dated 1806 on paper, signed [?], 1p, about 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". VG.........80-120

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Photo Present to Albert Sterner 80th Birthday

216. [ART] Original photograph of a painting inscribed on the back by the artist to fellow artist, Albert Sterner. Written on the back - In sincere homage To Albert Sterner, this wise and always young nestor of American painters on his 80th birthday from his admirer Josp Nicolas. Approx. 9.5 x 8". Sterner, of course, was a prominent artist who died in 1946. Sterner was born in 1863 so that would date this present around 1943. There are some surface scratches that show when held at certain angle o/w very good......50-75

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Back side

 

217. [FRANCE] Decret, 1793, 3pp. Concerns "Emigres" [those to fled the Revolution], stating they should not be judged by jurymen. Approx. 8x10. Excellent condition..........60-80

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

 

219. [MIXED LOT OF AUTOGRAPHS] Comprised of: [1] John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884) Scottish botanist. Signed address panel, 1830. [2] George Whitman Hendee (1832-1906) U.S. Representative from Vermont. Born in Stowe, Vermont, Hendee attended the common schools of Morrisville, Vermont, and People's Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Morrisville, Vermont . He served as prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County in 1858 and 1859. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1861 and 1862. During the Civil War served as deputy provost marshal. He served in the State senate 1866-1868. Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1869 and acted as Governor after the death of Governor Washburn. SIGNATURE mounted. Modernate staining. [3] Robert Shaw (1916-1999) American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Shaw received 14 Grammy awards, four ASCAP awards for service to contemporary music, the first Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded to a conductor, the Alice M. Ditson Conductor's Award for Service to American Music; the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, the Gold Baton Award of the American Symphony Orchestra League for "distinguished service to music and the arts, the American National Medal of Arts, France's Officier des Arts et des Lettres, England's Gramophone Award, and was a 1991 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors . Signed 3x5 card. [4] Jas. A. Herne (1839-1901) American playwright. Considered by some critics to be the "American Ibsen," his controversial play Margaret Fleming is often credited with having begun modern drama in America. Herne was the first American playwright to incorporate dramatic realism. Signature, with sentiment, dated 1893, on card. Click here to see Herne [5] O. F. Moore (1817-1885) U.S. Representative from Ohio. He served as lieutenant colonel and later as colonel of the Thirty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Moore [6] HARRIS, William Julius US Senator from Georgia; born in Cedartown, Polk County, Ga., February 3, 1868. AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE. [7] Scott Wiseman [1909-1981] Country songwriter & entertainer. Sig. 3x5 card [on lined side]. [8] OLIVER NORTH - signed/inscribed 1988 cover honoring 125th Ann. of Congressional Medal of Honor. Clean w/cachet. [9] Francis Howard Williams [1844-1922] Author. AQS on card. Not dated. [10] Thaddeus William Harris (1795-1856) American entomologist and botanist. CLIP SIGNATURE..................80-120

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

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

 

222. [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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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228. [NOBEL PRIZE] K. ALEX MULLER (1929- ) Swiss Physicist - Nobel Prize Winner 1987. The search for ceramic superconductors has begun in 1986. K. Alex Mueller and J. Georg Bednorz, researchers at IBM Zurich laboratory, discovered that ceramics from a class of materials called perovskite were superconductors at a temperature of about 35 Kelvin. This event sparked great excitement in the world of physics and the discovery of the first of the superconducting ceramics won the 2 men a Nobel Prize the following year. At the time Bednorz and Mueller began their work, the idea of a high-temperature ceramic superconductor was considered to be so crazy that they did their research quietly--not even telling their colleagues what they were doing. They tried more than two hundred combinations of ceramic oxides before achieving success. SIGNED 7x5 photograph...............35-45

 

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

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

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231. [PORTRAIT] Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) British poet and cultural critic. Antique original wood-engraved portrait by R.G. Tietze. Approx. 7-3/4 x 5" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

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

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233. [PORTRAIT] John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Antique original wood-engraved portrait by T. Johnson. Approx. 7 x 4-3/4" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..........25-35

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

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

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

 

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

 

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238. US Senators - 5 TLSs, 1960-1962, all to Vernon Talbertt: Homer E. Capehart [Ind]; John Marshall Butler [Md]; Wallace F. Bennett [Ut]; Quentin N. Burdick [ND]; Styles Bridges [NH]...........35-45

 

239. [FILM - MUSIC] Frank Ramsey Adams (1883-1963) American author, screenwriter, composer. Adams wrote plays, musical comedies, and lyrics for popular songs, such as "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now". He composed the stage scores for the musicals "The Time, the Place, and the Girl", "The Girl Question", "A Stubborn Cinderella", "The Goddess of Liberty", and "The Price of Tonight". His chief musical collaborators included Joe Howard, Harold Orlob and Will Hough. TLS, 1934, 1p. Written on Paramount Pictures letterhead he says he is no longer running the theatre in Whitehall, Mich., "I still keep a finger in the motion picture pie. Maybe you will be in the business yourself one of these days." VG.......50-75

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

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241. [FILM] Bill Lundigan [1914-1975] American movie and TV actor. His films include "Dodge City" (1939),"The Fighting 69th" (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Dishonored Lady (1947), Pinky (1949), Love Nest (1951) with Marilyn Monroe, The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), and Inferno (1953). From September 30, 1959, to September 7, 1960, Lundigan portrayed Col. Edward McCauley in the CBS television series, Men Into Space. Signed, inscribed vintage 5x7 photo. VG..............40-60

 

242. [MUSIC] Jan Kubelik (1880-1940) Czech-born Hungarian violinist and composer. Offered here is a rare AMQS, in pencil, dated Trieste 4/1929. Written on 4.5 x 7.5 in. album page. Accompanied by a vintage postcard photograph as a young man holding his violin. Slight photo defects............200-300

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ORIGINAL 1789 PORTRAIT

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

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Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

244. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1923 bank check to the artist Emil Carlsen, with Carlsen's endorsement signature is on the verso. Emil Carlsen (1853 - 1932) A painter of still lifes as well as landscapes, especially noted for his still lifes of humble everyday objects in the tradition of 17th-century Dutch painters. Carlsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and studied architecture at the Danish Royal Academy before emigrating to Chicago at age 19. He worked as an architectural draughtsman, and then traveled in Europe to study the Old Masters and also enrolled at the Academie Julian in Paris. Returning to Chicago, he taught at the newly formed Chicago Art Institute, and this activity was followed by periods of living in Boston and New York, but in 1887, he moved to San Francisco to be Director of the California School of Design. There he introduced his students to the work of his New York associates including Augustus Saint-Gaudens, J Alden Weir, and John LaFarge. He also taught the concept that art, like biological matters, was evolutionary and that America might well be the next center of the art world. His association with Weir and other prominent American impressionists influenced his style of landscape painting and as a result, he "combined traditional representational art with impressionistic approaches to color and light." He shared a studio on Montgomery Street with Arthur Mathews, one of California's leading art teachers and painters. In 1889, penniless and chafing at the long hours required to be a teacher, he resigned in disgust and returned briefly to New York. However, several months later he came back to San Francisco and until 1892 taught at the Art Students League. Then he left for good and returned to New York where he became successful, selling his pictures to major museums, elected to the National Academy of Design, and often referred to as the best still life painter of his time.....................75-100

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245. [THEATRE] (John) Augustin DALY (1838-1899) American playwright and theatrical manager. CLIP SIGNATURE.

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246. [FILM] Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) Signed 3x5 card..........20-30

 

ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRED THOMPSON

He was one of Wallace Nutting's peers when it came to early 20th century hand tint photographers. One of the more interesting aspects of the "Fred Thompson" story is that there were actually two "Fred Thompsons". Frederick H. Thompson (1844-1909), the father, started the Thompson Art Co, or "TACO" as it was also known, around 1905. After leaving the carriage business due to increasing competition from the rapidly evolving auto industry, Thompson became interested in photography. Thompson's primary business seems to have been catering to to Maine souvenir trade. Pretty much any tourist visiting southern Maine wanted to take home a memento of their vacation and Fred Thompson pictures seemed to be the perfect gift. As his business grew Thompson even consulted with Wallace Nutting at Nutting's home in a friendly collaboration on photographic techniques. Fred Thompson sold primarily Exterior scenes, but also sold a nice variety of Colonial Interior scenes as well. Frederick M. Thompson (1876-1923), the son, took over the business upon his father's death. And frankly, it's very difficult to differentiate the earlier pictures sold by the father from the later pictures sold by the son because the styles and signatures of both were so similar.

 

247. [FRED THOMPSON] Group of 4 beautiful color hand-tinted outdoor scenes plus 2 smaller hand-tinted scenes, one of which is full-masted sailing ship. which is 3x2. The larger photos are 7x5. All VG...........80-120

 

248. [FRED THOMPSON] Group of 8 b/w vintage photos of outdoor country & woods scenes. One is a dam and two are snow scenes. Approx. 9 x 6.75 to 9.75 x 7.5. All VG...............100-150

 

249. [FRED THOMPSON] Group of 5 outdoor scenes not color tinted. From 6.5 x 4.5 to 9.5 x 5......80-120

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250. WINTON M. BLOUNT [1921-2002] Postmaster General under Nixon. Typed Letter Signed, May 17, 1968, as president of Chamber of Commerce of the US, welcoming a new member. VG.............25-35

 

251. Enid, Lady Jones (1889-1981) known by her maiden name as Enid Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor. CLIP SIGNATURE..............25-35

 

252. Carlos P. Romulo [1899-1985] Filipino diplomat. He had served with General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific, was Ambassador to the United States, and became the first Asian to win the Pulitzer Prize in Correspondence in 1942. Signature mounted with Philippines stamp......25-35

 

253. [GOLF] Gene Littler (b. 1930) is an American golfer. Signed, inscribed slip......15-20

 

254. [SOUTH AFRICA] Alan Paton (1903-1988) South African writer and social reformer. As a teacher he developed a keen interest in the social and racial problems of South Africa. Paton received great critical and popular acclaim for his first novel, Cry, the Beloved Country (1948), which is distinguished for its compassionate treatment of those caught up in the racial conflicts of South Africa. SIGNATURE accompanied by dust jacket for his book "Cry, the Beloved Country.".............50-75

 

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

 

256. [ENGLAND] Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster KG, PC, JP (1825-1899), styled Viscount Belgrave between 1831 and 1845 and Earl Grosvenor between 1845 and 1869 and known as the 3rd Marquess of Westminster between 1869 and 1874, was an English landowner, politician and racehorse owner. ALS, 1899, 2pp. Accompanied by vintage mounted photograph [foxing in margins]...........50-75

 

257. [THEATRE] John Lawrence (J. L.) Toole (1830-1906) English comic actor and theatrical producer. He was famous for his roles in farce and in serio-comic melodramas in a career that spanned more than four decades. He was so famous in his day that he was the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him. Brief ALS, Gaiety Theatre, London, 1874, 1p, on his monogramed stationery, 4-1/2 x 7 in. Mounted to album page. Sends his autograph.........40-60

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258. Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin [1843-1928] influential American geologist and educator. In 1868-1869, Chamberlin spent a year taking graduate courses, including geology, at the University of Michigan to strengthen his scientific background. Subsequently (1869-1873) he became professor of natural science at the State Normal School in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He joined the Beloit faculty in 1873, where he was professor of geology, zoology, and botany. He worked for the US Geological Survey and later was president of the University of Wisconsin (1887 - 1892). In 1892 he accepted the offer to organize a department of geology at the new University of Chicago, where he remained as a professor until 1918). From 1898 to 1914 he was president of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. He developed the planetesimal theory, which states that Earth was made from smaller objects that gradually built the planets by accretion. From this theory and other geological evidence he concluded that Earth was much older than assumed by Lord Kelvin (ca 100 million years) at the time. In 1893 he founded the Journal of Geology, of which he was editor for many years. Chamberlin remained active professionally up until his death in Chicago on Nov. 15, 1928. His papers are housed in the Beloit College archives, along with the papers of his son, Rollin T. Chamberlin, who was also a geologist. There are buildings named for him on the Beloit College and University of Wisconsin-Madison campuses. The lunar crater Chamberlin and a crater on Mars are named in his honor. TLS, Chicago, March 2, 1906, 2pp., 5 x 6.5". To President R.S. Woodward, Carnegie Institution, Washington DC. Re: Convocation Exercises. VG.............75-100

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259. [MUSIC] The Doors - American rock band band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and John Densmore drummer. 10 x 8 photograph signed by the surviving members: Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore. VG.............100-150

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260. William Vann Rogers, generally known as Will Rogers, Jr. [1911-1993], was the son of legendary humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935] and his wife, the former Betty Blake [1879-1944]. He was a Democratic Congressman from California from January 3, 1943 until May 23, 1944, when he resigned to return to the United States Army. Rogers had several other careers, notably as a newspaper owner/publisher, an actor, writer, and a political commentator. Signature in return address clipped from envelope.....20-30

 

261. Ossie Davis (1917-2005) American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist. Clip Signature.

 

262. [WISC.] Warren P. Knowles (1908-1993) Governor of Wisconsin. Lengthy TLS, 1969, 1p, as governor. About taxes. VG...............25-35

 

263. [THEATRE] ANTON LANG [1875-1938] Enacted the role of Christ in the famous Oberammergau Passion Plays in the early 20th century. DS, Oberammergau, Germany, Oct. 14, 1922. Postal receipt sent from Cleveland, Ohio. Signed in pencil........25-35

 

264. JOHN SCHNEIDER - actor. ISP, color 8x10...................20-30

 

265. PETER BROWN - actor. SP, 4x6. Signed 1997...................15-25

 

Lithograph Print - NYC 1860

266. (NEW YORK) WARD'S ISLAND BUILDINGS, N.Y. 1860 - drawn by G. Hayward, 171 Pearl St., NY, for D.T. Valentine's Manual, 1860. Shows cows, people in foreground, boats on river in middle with buildings on far shore. Attractive. Three folds as issued and light foxing. 7-1/4 x 12-3/4 in. Original lithograph........25-35

 

267. BOBBY SHERMAN - actor. ISP, 4x6.......................15-20

 

268. DEAN JONES - actor. ISP, 3-1/2 x 5-1/4.......................15-20

 

269. MITZI GAYNOR - actress. Sig/inscribed 6x4 picture................10-15

 

270. [FILM] Mary Ann Mobley - after serving her reign as Miss America 1959, she embarked on a career in film and television. She appeared in two movies with Elvis Presley. Signed 1993 First Day Cover honoring Elvis. Front is clean and not addressed. Back has pencil identification...........15-20

 

271. [FILM] Shelley" Fabares - actress. She appeared in a number of motion pictures including three Elvis Presley movies: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966) and Clambake (1967). Signed, inscribed 1993 First Day Cover honoring Elvis. Front is clean and not addressed. Back has pencil identification..............15-20

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272. Richard Pike Bissell (1913-1977) American author of short stories and novels. One of which, 7 1/2 Cents, was turned into the Broadway musical The Pajama Game. This won him (along with co-author George Abbott) the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. He wrote a book about the experience called Say, Darling, which chronicled the ins and outs of a broadway musical production and featured characters based on those (such as Harold Prince) he worked with; this book was also turned into a musical, also called Say, Darling, in 1958. ALS, 1965, 1p, inquiring about a job for his son who was coming for the summer to Boothbay, Maine. Written to the owner of the Boothbay Theatre Museum. VG..........50-75

 

273. [MUSIC] Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. ALS, no date, on 4-1/4 x 5-3/4 card. VG..........30-40

 

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

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275. [RAILROADING-OHIO] George B. Ely (1817-1877) Secretary of the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula RailRoad. Offered here is a stock certificate for this railroad company, dated 1854. Some ink burnthrough in virtical writing. Ely signs once on front and twice on vero. In 1851, the railroad between Columbus and Cleveland was completed, and the course of trade was almost entirely diverted from its old channels. The business of Milan fell away rapidly, and the forwarding trade at that point was completely at an end, Mr. Ely closed up his connection with the place in the Spring of 1852, and removed to Cleveland, where he had engaged a warehouse with the intention of continuing in the forwarding business, but was induced to take the secretaryship of the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad, many of his old business and personal friends having become interested in that undertaking and desiring the benefit of his business tact and experience. About a year after his accession to the company, the offices of secretary and treasurer were combined, and Mr. Ely assumed charge of the joint offices. Three years later he was elected a director of the company. At various times he has been chosen vice-president of the company. In 1868, he was elected president of the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company, retaining that position until the consolidation of the company with the Cleveland and Erie Railroad Company, and the formation of the Lake Shore Railroad Company............75-100

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276. Daniel Coit Gilman (1831-1908) American educator and academician, who was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College, and who subsequently served as one of the earliest presidents of the University of California, the first president of Johns Hopkins University, and as founding president of the Carnegie Institution. Clipe Signature with printed text above and on verso.............25-35

 

277. Herbert G. Klein - Asst. to Pres. Nixon. Sig./inscribed business card [White House].....15-20

 

278. Mary Roberts Rinehart [1876-1958] writer; American's Agatha Christie. Sig. card.

 

279. Bruce Catton (1899-1978) American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring colorful characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Offered here is Catton's honorary DOCTOR OF LETTERS DEGREE given him by Northern Michigan University in 1975. Approx. 8.5 x 6.5". VG..........100-150

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280. Bruce Catton (1899-1978) American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring colorful characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Offered here is Catton's honorary DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE given him by Illinois College in 1958. Approx. 9.5 x 7.5". VG..........100-150

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Letter from college president

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

 

282. [SCIENCE] John Robinson Pierce (1910- 2002) American engineer and author. He worked extensively in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music, psychoacoustics, and science fiction. BRIEF ALS, 1992 PLUS signed magazine article picturing him. Two signed pieces................40-60

 

283. W.S. Lilly - British essayist. ALS, 1870, 2pp..........25-35

 

284. ROBERT FITZGERALD (1910-1985) American Poet/Critic/Translator. He started out as a reported for the New York Hearald Tribune, then worked as a writer for Time Magazine. His poetry is collected in "A Wreath for the Sea(1943),In the rose of Time(1956), Spring Shade(1971). Translated The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Aeneid. SIGNATURE/inscribed with sentiment on Harvard University Stationary, dtd 5/27/73...........20-30

 

Hazard's Goods Going South

285. Nice collection of 11 Bills of Lading for goods shipped from port of New York to the city of New Orleans. One page contains 6 Bills of Lading 1840, shipped on the vessel "Orleans" by R.G. Hazard, these goods came to be known as "Harzard's goods." A second sheet shows 5 Bills of Lading shipped on the Barque "Clarion", dated 1840. Roland Gibson Hazard (1801-1888) was a financier from Rhode Island who was early identified with the Free Soil and Anti-Slavery parties and was one of the founders of the Republican Party. His early connection with this party was so prominent that southern newspapers warned southern people not to buy "Hazard's goods." While in New Orleans in 1841-'2, though threatened with lynching, he obtained with great effort the release of large numbers of free negroes, who belonged to ships from the north, and who had been placed in the chain-gang. Most of these documents are in excellent condition..........200-300

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286. [BRITISH] Henry Manners Cavendish, 3rd Baron Waterpark (1793-1863) British Whig politician. Waterpark was the son of Richard Cavendish, 2nd Baron Waterpark, and his wife Juliana (née Cooper). He succeeded his father in the barony in 1830 but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. The same year he was instead elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Knaresborough, a seat he held until 1832, and then sat for Derbyshire South from 1832 to 1835. He remained out of the House of Commons for nearly twenty years but returned in 1854 when he was elected for Lichfield, and sat for this constituency until 1856. Apart from his political career he was also a Colonel in the Derbyshire Militia. SIGNED "WATERPARK" ADDRESS PANEL DATED JUNE 30, 1831....20-30

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287. [Scottish] Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832) Scottish jurist, politician and historian. He is said to have been one of the most cultured and catholic-minded men of his time. His studies and sympathies embraced many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, and worked also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician. Signed address panel dated 1819......20-30

 

288. [FRANCE] Francisque Xavier Michel (1809 -1887) French historian and philologist. Signature and 3 lines clipped from letter. Mounted to larger sheet..........20-30

 

289. Madeline Vanderpool [d.1995] Am. Sculptor. Sig. [on verso] 3x4 photo of her 1934 bronze sculpture.......20-30

 

290. James Sullivan (1744-1808) the seventh Governor Governor of Massachusetts between 1807 and 1808. Clip Signature on 3-1/4 x 1-1/2" slip........40-60

 

291. Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (1898 - 1979) English-bornactress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. Signature, inscribed with small photo affixed.......20-30

 

292. [ART] LeRoy Neiman [b. 1921] American artist. Two hugh signatures on same 8x10" page, dated 1990. Too close together to be separated. VG...........25-35

 

293. [FILM] James Dunn (1901-1967) Academy Award winning actor. Signed vintage album page...........30-40

 

294. Phyllis Schlafly [b.1924] Am. political activist. Signed card........15-20

 

295. Julian Hawthorne [1846-1934] Am. writer. Signature..........20-30

 

296. Robert Stack [1919-2003] actor. ANS, nd. re: his autobiography..........20-30

 

297. Suzy Parker [1932-2003] actress. Sig./inscribed magazine pic..........20-30

 

298. Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), American poet, critic, and essayist. A printed poem "FIN DE SIECLE", signed, 3pp. Removed from some publication. Attractive example.............25-35

 

299. Robert (Smythe) Hichens (1864-1950) English journalist and novelist. He is best remembered now, perhaps, for his satire on Oscar Wilde, The Green Carnation (1894). Brief ALS, 1901, 1p, 8vo. Says he hasn't been photographed in 10 years. Moderate wear.........60-80

 

300. JOHN T. CONNOR - Sec. Commerce. TLS, 1972................20-30

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301. Raoul Bott (1923- 2005) mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. Brief ALS, 2002, 1p............35-45

 

302. [NOBEL] Paul Boyer [1918- ]biochemist. He is one of the laureates . He is one of the laureates for the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)". ANS, N.D, WITH ENVELOPE POSTMARKED 2002...............25-35

 

303. Steve Forbes [b. 1947] ran for president. ISP, color 8x10.....20-30

 

304. [FILM] Susan Strasberg (1938-1999) American actress. After a widely praised performance as a teenager in Picnic, Strasberg originated the title role in the Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank at the age of 18 and was nominated for a Tony Award. SIGNED 1972 bank check. VG.......50-75

 

305. Lynn Johnston - Canadian cartoonist. Typed note signed, 1990.....20-30

 

306. [FRANCE] Ernest Picard (1821-1877) ( French politician. He was born in Paris. After taking his doctorate in law in 1846 he joined the Parisian bar. Elected to the corps législatif in 1858, he became a follower of Émile Ollivier. As Ollivier moved towards the government standpoint, Picard, one of the members of the group known as Les Cinq, veered more to the left. In 1868 he founded a weekly democratic journal, L'Electeur libre, and in 1869 was elected both for Hérault and Paris, electing to sit for the former. From 4 September 1870 he held the portfolio of finance in the government of National Defence. In January 1871 he accompanied Jules Favre to Versailles to arrange the capitulation of the Paris Commune, and in the next month he became minister of the interior in Adolphe Thiers's cabinet. Attacked both by the monarchist and the republican press, he resigned in May. Later in the year he was sent as ambassador to Brussels, where he remained for two years. On his return to Paris he resumed his seat in the Left centre, and in 1875 became life senator. He died in Paris. ALS, Paris, 1870, 1p. Signed as Minister of Finance; sent to Minister of the Interior about finance of National Guard. Approx. 8 x 12". VG..........75-100

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307. [BASEBALL] Johnny Damon [b.1973] baseball player. Formerly playing for the Boston Red Sox, he now plays for the Yankees. Signed 14 x 11" color photo. Shows him batting as a Rex Sox player. Fine.........50-75

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308. [TENNIS] Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) professional tennis player, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles, putting him among the best ever from the U.S. Ashe, an African American, is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes. SIGNED color photo, 8x10, matted with full sheet of the Arthur Ashe postage stamps. There are twenty 37 cent US postage stamps. Remarkable item. Most attractive. Overall size 18x14". Fine.......150-200

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309. [NOBEL PRIZE] MARTIN L. PERL (1927- ) American Physicist - 1995 Nobel Prize for Physics. He surprised the physics world in 1975 with his discovery of a new elementary particle known as the tau lepton. The tau resembles the electron, the carrier of electrical current. The tau differs in that it is 3,500 times heavier than the electron and survives less than a trillionth of a second. The electron is stable. SIGNED 4x6 photograph..................25-35

 

310. SIDNEY SHELDON (1917-2007 ) American Author/Novelist. ANS ny nd. "Who can make this world a better place."...............20-30

 

311. [GOLF] Patty Berg (1918-2006) a founding member and then leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. SIGNED/INSCRIBED 8 x 10 photo..............30-40

 

312. [MAINE] John Edwards Godfrey was born in Hampden, Maine in 1809, the son of John and Sophia (Dunn) Godfrey. He attended Washington Academy in East Machias, Maine, completing his studies in 1830. He read law with his father and with William Abbott and was admitted to the Penobscot bar and opened a law office in Calais in 1832. In 1834 he returned to Bangor, Maine, and later became a judge. He lived in Bangor until his death in 1884 and played an important part in the cultural and political life of the city. He was also the author of numerous articles on the history of early Maine. Further biographical notes can be found in the introduction of The Journals of John Edwards Godfrey, Bangor, Maine 1863-1869, Courier-Gazette, Rockland, 1979. ALS stampless cover letter, Bangor [Me], Sept. 17, 1847, 1p., 8x12", to "Worthy Brother" Rev. J.P. Weston at Gardiner, Me. The address leaf has postal markings. He sends a "password" and says that Bro. D.G.W.P. Lecain should not be entrusted with the password for fear that he violated the Pledge. Excellent condition..........50-75

 

313. [RELIGION] Lawrence Pearsall Jacks [1860-1955]. English clergyman, philosopher, and writer. Unitarian minister (from 1887); professor of philosophy (1903-31) and principal (1915-31), Manchester Coll., Oxford. Editor of Hibbert Journal (1902-43). Author of Alchemy of Thought (1910), the Smokeover series of allegorical stories, My Neighbour the Universe (1928), Education through Recreation (1932), The Revolt against Mechanism (1934), etc. ALS, 1924, 2pp. Good content. Accompanied by his book "The Faith Of A Worker" (1925) inscribed "To Mary Ely from the writer, Christmas 1925." Letter is also to Ely. Both VG.............50-75

 

314. [SCOTLAND] Alexander Anderson (1845-1909) Scottish poet. AQS on 4.5 x 3.5 in. card. Light mounting trace in blank area o/w VG.......25-35

 

315. [ENGLAND] Jesse Collings [1831-1920]. English politician. Mayor of Birmingham (1878-80); M.P. (1880-1918); took part in Joseph Chamberlain' s municipal reform from Joseph Arch' s land-reform movement; used slogan "Three acres and a cow"; undersecretary to home department (1895-1902). ALS, 1883, 1p. VG.............25+35

 

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

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317. Sir James Knowles (1831 &endash; 13 February 1908) was an English architect and editor. ALS, 1905, brief 1p........25-35

 

318. George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer KG PC FRS FSA [1758-1834], styled Viscount Althorp from 1765 to 1783, was a British Whig politician. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents. ANS, 1802, written in the 3rd person regarding request for use of portrait of Lord Hamilton. Approx. 4.5 x 3"........40-60

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319. Frederic Henry Chase (1853-1925) British academic and bishop. In 1901 he was elected the President of Queens' College, Cambridge and also the Norris Professor of Divinity. In 1905 he was consecrated as the Bishop of Ely. He resigned as bishop in 1924 and died in 1925. ALS, 1906, written on both sides. Mounting traces along top edge...........25-35

 

320. Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, 6th Earl Howe, CBE [1908-1984] British peer, known as Viscount Curzon from 1929-1964. He served as an officer of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in World War II later becoming a Conservative politician ALS, 1983, written on both sides...........30-40

 

321. David Masson [1822-1907] Scottish writer. ALS, 1846, 1p............50-75

 

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

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

 

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

 

325. [ART] Eugene Speicher [1883-1962] American portrait, landscape, and figurative painter. One of the foremost realists of his generation who closely upheld the mantle of his mentor, Robert Henri. Signature on 3.5 x 2" card.........25-35

 

326. [THEATRE] Frank Corsaro (b. 1924) is one of America's foremost stage directors of opera and theatre. His Broadway productions include The Night of the Iguana (with Bette Davis, 1961). SIGNED, inscribed 8x10 photo [Bill Swersey, photographer] PLUS ANS MENTIONING HIS BOOK "MAVERICK." Two pieces.........50-75

 

327. William Milligan [1821-1892] was a renowned Scottish theologian. He studied at the University of Halle in Germany, and eventually became a professor at the University of Aberdeen. He is best known for his commentary on the Revelation of St. John. He also wrote two other well known books that are classics: The Resurrection of our Lord and The Ascension of our Lord. ALS, 1868, 3pp, signed with his initials on page 4. Small loss affecting a word or two along edge.........50-75

 

328. WILLIAM DANIELS (1927- ) American Actor. He in the long-running Broadway play Life with Father in 1945, Daniels. His confidence eroded by several years of relative inactivity, Daniels nearly turned down an opportunity to play Brick in a road company production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but the play's author Tennessee Williams insisted upon casting Daniels. In 1960, the actor was cast with George Maharis in the Edward Albee play The Zoo Story, which won him the Obie and Clarence Derwent Awards and led to such choice Broadway assignments as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and A Thousand Clowns. Much to his own amazement, Daniels found himself cast in a superhero-spoof sitcom, Captain Nice, in 1967, which fortunately wasn't on long enough to typecast him. The actor achieved recognition of a more positive nature for his role as Dustin Hoffman's obtuse father in The Graduate (1967) (he was all of ten years older than Hoffman). Daniels' role as John Adams in the 1969 Broadway musical 1776 resulted in another strong film showing when the play was transferred to celluloid in 1972. Reportedly as reserved and taciturn as his screen characters in real life, Daniels was perhaps ideally cast as the abrasive Dr. Mark Craig on the long-running (1982-88) TV drama St. Elsewhere. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 photograph.............20-30

 

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

 

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

 

331. [FRANCE] Alfred Deberle [1835-1877] Journalist, historian. He was literary editor of the "Great Larousse encyclopedia" of the 19th century. ALS, 1877, lengthy 2 pages. Not translated. Fine......50-75

 

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

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333. Charles Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Viscount Eversley GCB, PC [1794-1888] British Whig politician. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1839 to 1857. He is the second-longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons, behind Arthur Onslow. ALS, no date, requesting that ticket be sent to a relative for the Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens. About 7 x 4.5". Slightly soiled; fold lines............40-60

 

334. Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet [1861-1936] British writer, journalist and poet. He is best known as editor of Punch, from 1906 to 1932. ALS, 1933, 1p. VG..........50-75

 

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

 

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

Portrait of Kennedy

 

337. Sir William Fletcher Barrett [1844-1925] English physicist and psychical researcher. ALS, no yr., 3pp, 4.5 x 7". VG............50-75

 

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

 

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

 

340. [HARVARD MEDICAL] EDWARD S. DUNSTER [b. 1834] American physician. He is a lineal descendant of Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard, was graduated from that institution in 1856, and from the New York College of physicians and surgeons in 1859, beginning practice in that City in 1860. He entered the army as assistant surgeon in June 1861, and served in West Virginia and in the peninsular campaign, acting as medical inspector and medical director of hospitals. After being ordered to Philadelphia, Washington, and West Point, he resigned on 1 February 1866 and resumed the practice of his profession in New York, making a specialty of obstetrics and the diseases of women and children. He was editor of the "New York Medical Journal " in 1866'72 Resident physician in charge of hospitals on Randall's Island in 1869'73, and professor of obstetrics and the diseases of women and children in the University of Vermont in 1868'71. He subsequently held the same chair in Long Island medical College in the medical department of Dartmouth College, and since 1873 in the University of Michigan. Among his contributions to professional literature are papers on "Relations of the Medical Profession to Modern Education"; "Logic of Medicine " ; "Notes on Double Monsters "; " History of Anaesthesia"; " The Comparative Mortality in Armies from Wounds and Disease "; and " History of Spontaneous Generation." Original 1858 oval photograph signed with his birth date/Dover, NH. Signed below mounted photo. This is his 1858 Harvard graduate photo. VG.............80-120

 

1735 HAND COLORED MUSIC PRINT

341. (MUSIC) G. BICKHAM [artist] - original engraved sheet of music titled "The Midsummer Wish," approx. 13-3/4 X 8-1/2". At top of page is finally handcolored engraving. Old repair on verso. Dates to 1735. Thin margins but enough for framing..............75-100

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342. St. John Greer Ervine (1883 -1971) Irish author, writer, critic and dramatist. He wrote the plays Anthony and Anna in 1926 and The First Mrs. Fraser in 1929. He was born in Belfast, Ireland but moved to London while in his teens. His 1956 biography George Bernard Shaw was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. TLS, 1932, 1p.........25-35

 

343. [THEATRE] Katharine C. Herne [1857-1943] American popular stage actress. ALS, 1902, 2pp. Slight show-thru stain on back of 1st page; stain is more prominent on last page but well below text.............25-35

 

344. [BALLET] David Lichine (1910-1972) Russian/US ballet dancer. His wife was Tatiana Riabouchinska, whom he was partnered with in most of his ballets. In Walt Disney's Make Mine Music, Lichine and his wife performed a live action dance together in the segment "Two Sihouettes." ALS, not dated, 1p, 5.5 x 7.5. Late in sending picture because he has been dancing...........25-35

 

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

 

346. General Charles Richard Fox [1796-1873] British army general, and later a politician. Signed address panel postmarked May 25, 1837. Good example.........25-35

 

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

 

348. [FRANCE] 1776 letter from a nobleman in his castle addressed to de Lassale, Captain of Angoumois regiment, Commander in Combes. Writer's livestock were seized by soldiers following an order that the writer ignored. he gave permission to another parish to use his livestock which is newly forbidden from one parish to another. VG. Not translated.............75-100

 

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349. [ENGLAND] Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope FRS (1805-1875), styled Viscount Mahon between 1816 and 1855, was a British politician and historian. He held political office under Sir Robert Peel in the 1830's and 1840's but is best remembered for his contributions to cultural causes and for his historical writings. ALS, 1858, 1p, 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Neatly inlaid. VG............40-60

 

350. Dr James Lovelock (born 1919) is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurologist who lives in Devon, in the south west of Great Britain. He is known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a kind of superorganism. Wonderful signed 8x10 photo showing him looking down while standing on a cliff................25-35

 

351. James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) English writer and expert on country houses. He was an architectural historian, novelist, and a biographer. He is also remembered as a diarist. TLS, 1966, 1p. VG..........40-60

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352. Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE [1896-1986] author, most famous for her children's books including Ballet Shoes (1936). Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television. TLS, 1981, 1p. VG............40-60

 

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

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354. Sir Francis Palgrave [1788-1861] English historian. Brief ALS, no date, acknowledging help from someone the following morning.......35-45

 

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

 

 

Important Contemporary Artist

356. 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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357. Sydney Alexander Moseley [1888-1961] British journalist, author. ALS, 1917, 1p. Talks about American troops coming over for the war............25+35

 

358. [FILM] Forrest Orr (1899-1963) American actor who performed on stage from 1907-45. ALS, NY, no date, 2pp, Mentions "I played, with Katherine Hepburn in Philadelphia Story..." VG...........25-35

 

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

 

360. Sir Max Pemberton [1863-1950] was a popular British novelist, working mainly in the adventure and mystery genres. Brief ALS, no date, 1p. Multiple small foxing spots.......25-35

 

The "Mama of Dada"

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

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

 

363. Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) American author of children's fiction and poetry. Her novel The Cat Who Went to Heaven won the 1931 Newbery Medal. Signed typescript of one of her poems. Also included is a small signed photo, about 1-3/4 2-3/4". Both VG..........50-75

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364. [THEATRE] Henry Arthur Jones [1851-1929] English dramatist. AQS on 4-1/2 x 5-1/4" card.......30-40

 

365. [THEATRE] Emlyn Williams, CBE (1905 -1987) Welsh dramatist and actor.Signature on light green album page. VG..........25-35

 

366. Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland, KG (1795-1873) British nobleman and politician. ALS, 1866, 1p.................35-45

 

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

 

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

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PRISTINE NAPOLEONIC PERIOD DOCUMENT

369. [CARDINAL] Jean-Sifrein Maury (1746-1817) French cardinal and Archbishop of Paris. As a politician, his wit and eloquence made him a worthy rival of Mirabeau . He sacrificed much to personal ambition, yet remained publicly unremembered by Louis XVIII as a courageous supporter of Louis XVI and by the papacy as the one defender of the Church during the States-General. As a critic, he was and is considered a very able writer. Sainte-Beuve gives him the credit of discovering Father Jacques Bridayne and of giving Bossuet his rightful place as a preacher above Massillon. Manuscript Document Signed, 1813, approx. 15.5 x 9.5". Re: names of students in the priesthood - to be exempted of military service by his Majesty Emperor & King. Signed by Cardinal Maury. In VERY FINE condition..........75-100

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Portrait of Cardinal Maury

 

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

 

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

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

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373. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Aime Laussedet (1819-1907) he was one, if not the first, inventor of the use of photography as a means of measurement. His name for his technique was "metrophotographics" and its applications included military, astronomy, and meteorology. After graduating from the École Polytechnique in 1840, Laussedat joined the Engineer Corps of the French army. He spent some years working on the fortifications of Paris and along the Spanish border, then taught courses in astronomy and geodesy at the École Polytechnique. In 1856 he was made professor of geodesy, and in 1873 he became professor of geometry at the Conversatoire des Arts et Métiers. He was promoted to colonel in the Engineer Corps in 1874 and retired as an officer in 1879. Laussedat became the director of studies at the École Polytechnique in 1880, and in 1881 succeeded HervéMangon as director of the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. He was a member of the council of the Paris observatory, and during the siege of Paris (1870-1871) presided over the commission charged with the establishment of a department of visual communication. In 1894 he was elected a member of the Académie des Sciences. Because of his manifold contributions to the field of aerial photography, he is often called the "father of photogrammetry." Offered here is a fine 2-page ALS, Paris, 1891. To Admiral Mouchez asking help for Benjamin Normand's widow; speaks of Normand who was the inventor of many improvements of steam egines. Rare!........100-150

 

374. [FRANCE] Jules Favre, in full Gabriel-Claude-Jules. (1809-1880) French lawyer and politician. Member of legislative assembly (1848-51); gained fame by defense of Felice Orsini, failed assassin of Napoléon III (1858); leader of opposition to the Second Empire (1863-68); minister of foreign affairs and vice president of the Government of National Defense (1870-71); a negotiator of Treaty of Frankfurt concluding the Franco-Prussian War; member of the Senate (1876-80). ALS, no date, 1p, speaks about arresting Depute Rochefort. 5-1/4 x 8". VG.............75-100

 

375. Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879 - 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Clip Signature..........25-30

 

376. Noah Porter, Jr. (1811-1892) American academic, philosopher, author, lexicographer and President of Yale College (1871-1886). Signature on 3-1/4 x 2" card, he also has written Yale College...........25-35

Portrait of Porter

 

377. [FILM] Phyllis Brooks (1915-1995) American actress and model. Along with fellow actress Una Merkel, and accompanied by noted actor Gary Cooper, Phyllis was the first civilian woman to travel to the Pacific Theater of War during World War II, on a USO tour. SIGNED 3X5 CARD. VG.......15-20

 

378. LORD DAVID CECIL (1902-1986) British Biographer Essayist, was a professor of English at Oxford; son of the great Robert Cecil He authored many books, some of the greatest biographies ever written of Sir Max Beerbohm, Lord Melburne, Jane Austen, and his father other works are Library Looking-Glass, A Personal Anthology: Early Victorian Novelists, Poets & Story-Tellers, A Book of Critical Essays, The Fine Art of Reading. SIGNATURE.....................20-30

 

Interesting 1770 Mystery Document

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

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380. [LAW] James Kent (1763-1847) American jurist and legal scholar. Kent rendered his most essential service to American jurisprudence while serving as chancellor. Chancery, or equity law, had been very unpopular during the colonial period, and had received little development, and no decisions had been published. His judgments of this class cover a wide range of topics, and are so thoroughly considered and developed as unquestionably to form the basis of American equity jurisprudence. Signature trimmed away from 1811 document...........60-80

 

381. [ATOMIC] JERROLD R. ZACHARIAS (1905-1986) American Nuclear Physicist. He participated in the first molecular beam magnetic resonance experiments; he measured nuclear magnetic moments and electric quadrupole moments of various nuclei, including the proton and deuteron; he confirmed the anomalous hyperfine separation in atomic hydrogen; and he developed the first commercial atomic clocks. During World War II, he developed radar systems at MIT and nuclear weapons at Los Alamos. In the years following the war he initiated and led important national defense studies. Large Signature on bottom part of correspondents letter to him...........20-30

 

382. [SCIENCE] PHILLIP M. MORSE (1903-1985) American Physicist. Widely considered to be the father of operations research in the U.S., he organized the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Research Group (ASWORG), later ORG, for the U.S. Navy early in 1942. "That Morse's group was an important factor in winning the war is fairly obvious to everyone who knows anything about the inside of the war," wrote historian John Burchard. Dr. Morse co-authored Methods of Operations Research, the first OR textbook in the U.S., with George Kimball based on the Navy work. His continuing interest in military OR led him to propose the formation of the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG) in 1949. The author of numerous books and articles some: Examples of his contributions in physics are the textbooks Quantum Mechanics (with Condon), Methods of Theoretical Physics (with Feshbach), Vibration and Sound. SIGNED/inscribed 3x5 card with sentiment......20-30

 

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

 

384. Horace Annesley Vachell [1861-1955]. English writer. Author of novels, including Romance of Judge Ketchum (1894), John Charity (1900), The Hill (1905), Her Son (1907, dramatized 1907), Quinney' s (1914, dramatized 1915), Whitewash (1920), Vicar' s Walk (1933), Quinneys for Quality (1938); plays, including Jelf' s (1912), Fishpingle (1916), Count X (1921), Plus Fours (1923); essays as My Vagabondage (1936), Little Tyrannies (1940); autobiographical Methuselah' s Diary (1949), More from Methuselah (1951). SIGNED CARD, 1922. Toned around edges.......20-30

 

385. [NOBEL PRIZE] BARUJ BENACERRAF - American Pathologist. 1980 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his exploration of the genetic regulation of the body's immune response. It showed that so called H antigens (histocompatibility antigens) determine the interaction of the multitude of different cells responsible for the body's immunological reactions - including the combat of infections and rejection of foreign matter. SIGNED/inscribed stationary with sentiment.

 

386. Millicent Fawcett [1847-1929] Brit. suffragist. Signature, 1920......25-35

 

387. Cecil Brown [1907-1987] journalist author. Signature........15-20

 

388. Edwin Markham (1852-1940) Am. poet. Signature........20-30

 

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389. Sir Henry Newbolt [1862-1938] English poet. Clip signature from 1918 typed letter.....25-35

 

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

 

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

See Tuffier photo

 

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

See Orbison photo

 

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

See Conniff

 

394. Leonard Alfred George Strong (1896 &endash; 1958) English writer, known as a novelist, journalist, poet and director of the publishers Methuen Ltd. ALS, no yr, 1p. VG........35-45

 

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

See Getty AMQS

 

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

See portrait of Ancelot

 

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

See Ferrer photo

 

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

 

MURDERED JOURNALIST

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

Calmette portrait

The murder

 

400. William John Locke [1863-1930] English novelist, playwright. ALS, 1909........25-35

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401. Julian Pauncefote, 1st Baron Pauncefote GCB, GCMG, PC (1828 - 1902), known as Sir Julian Pauncefote between 1874 and 1899, was a British barrister, judge and diplomat. He was Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1882 and 1889 when he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States , an office that was upgraded to that of Ambassador to the United States in 1893. Elevated to the peerage as Baron Pauncefote in 1899, he died in office in 1902. ALS, dated Xmas 1901, 2-1/2pp, signed "P".........40-60

 

402. Marguerite Steen (1894-1975) British writer, most popular in the 1930s and 1940s. SIGNATURE..........20-30

 

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

Click to see Leon

 

404. [MUSIC] George Duffy [1908-1963] Am. band leader. SP 5x7..........25-35

 

405. [FRANCE] Paul Bastid [1892-1974] Minister of Commerce and important personality in the French liberature. Brief ALS, [1929?], 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. VG..........50-75

 

406. [MUSIC] Max Landow [1877-1960] German born American pianist. Signed picture removed from some publication. 2-1/2 x 3-5/8" plus card margins...........20-30

 

407. [FRANCE] Francois Debret [1777-1850] French architect. He designed the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique. He was a controversial and overzealous restorer of historic buildings. ALS, 1827, 2pp., plus address leaf. VG.........80-120

 

408. Grace S. Richmond (died 1959) American writer. She wrote the "Red Pepper Burns" series of popular novels. ALS, 1904, 1p. VG....30-40

 

409. [FRANCE] Paul Margueritte, (1860-1918), as his brother Victor Margueritte, was born in Algeria, the son of General Jean Auguste Margueritte (1823-1870), who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Sedan. An account of his life was published by Paul Margueritte as Mon père (1884; enlarged ed., 1897). The names of the two brothers are generally associated, on account of their collaboration. Paul Margueritte, who has given a picture of his home in Algiers in Le Jardin du passé (1895), was sent to the military school of La Flèche for the sons of officers, and became in 1880 clerk to the minister of public instruction. He designed two pantomimes, Pierrot assassin de sa femme (Théâtre Libre, 1882), and Colombine pardonnée (Cercle funambulesque, 1888). ALS, 1891, 1-1/2pp. approx. 4-1/2 x 7". VG..........50-75

 

410. Zane Grey (1872 -1939) American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the Old West. Signed, 1920 bank check. VG..........75-100

 

411. [FRANCE] Madame de Thebes - French palmist and prophet. She was born in 1845 and died in 1916. She carried on a business as a palmist at her salon in the Avenue de Wagram in Paris, and each year at Christmas published prophecies which enjoyed a wide circulation. She was said to have predicted the Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War. ALS, no date, 4pp., to the photographer Seschamps about photography...........50-75

 

412. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste Honoré Raymond Capefigue (1801-1872) French historian and biographer. He became editor of the Quotidienne, and was afterwards connected, either as editor or leading contributor, with the Temps, the Messager des Chambres, the Revolution de 1848 and other papers. ALS, no date, 1p..............35-45

 

413. [THEATRE] Leon Volterra - larger-than-life theatre impressario from Paris. Known also for his stable of race horses and the Chateau Volterra in Saint-Tropez. The origins of Chateau Volterra are marvelously shrouded in mystery and touched with romance. It is generally accepted that construction of the Chateau began in 1906, took six years to build. In 1926, the property passed into the hands of Monsieur Leon Volterra, a larger-than-life theatre impressario from Paris who, during a visit to Saint-Tropez (already a gathering place for the stars of the day) was swept off his feet by Simone, a fisherman's daughter. They were married within the year. Monsieur Volterra was manager of four theatres in Paris: the Casino de Paris, the Theatre de Paris, the Theatre Marigny and the Lido. He also orchestrated the careers of stars Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier, directed the Folies Bergere, created the Luna Park at Porte-Maillot and owned a stable of race horses. In its heyday the 1930s and early 1940s Chateau Volterra saw a constant flow of well-known actors and artists, several of whom were semi-resident, and a stream of spectacular-looking chorus girls. Among the celebrity guests were Raimu, Josphine Baker, Colette and Jean Cocteau. The war years brought frequent visits from prominent figures of the Resistance. Offered here is a TLS, Paris, 1920, 1p, 8-1/4 x 10-1/2". Interesting letter about how the theatre tickets control was done by Societe des Auteurs, a French professional association collecting payments of artists' rights and distributing the rights to the to the original songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Not translated. VG. Very scarce!.......75-100

 

414. [FRANCE] DUCHESSE d'UZES [Marie Adrienne Anne Clementine de Rochechouart de Mortemart. 1847-1933] Great female figure in France. Feminist pioneer, she was the first woman to get a driver's license. She was a hunter and a talented sculptor whose work was shown in various salons. She was President of "Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs." Offered here is an ALS, 1899, 3pp, on mourning stationery. Not translated........75-100

 

415. [FRANCE] Amédée Baillot de Guerville, or A.B. de Guerville [1869-1913], free-lance war correspondent, editor, and commercial agent, most frequently cited for his travel writing. He was best known in his day for his staunch defense of Japan in the aftermath of the alleged Port Arthur Massacre of November 1894. RARE ANS written on both sides of his calling card, undated but mentioning Milwaukee where he taught French at Milwaukee Women's College in 1889. Three file holes. About 3-3/4 x 2-1/4"...............50-75

Front side

Back side

Portrait of de Guerville

 

416. [FRENCH FILM & THEATRE] Pierre Dux (1908-1990) one of the most important theatre & film French actors. He appeared in 50 films between 1932 and 1990. ANS, 4 lines with 1985 postmarked envelope addressed to Felix Bonagi, Paris. VG...........50-75

 

417. [FRANCE] Paul Thureau-Dangin [1837-1913] member of the French Academy (1893, later Perpetual Secretary), was a historian of the reign of Louis-Philippe and also of the revival of Catholic thought (in the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England) in nineteenth century Britain. Thureau-Dangin reconciled his liberal Catholic position with support for republican ideals. BRIEF ALS, not dated, 1p, 4 x 5-1/4 in. Fine...........50-75

Portrait of Dangin

 

His wit was legendary

418. [FRANCE] Abel-François Villemain (1790-1870) French politician and writer. In 1812 he gained a prize from the Academy with an essay on Michel de Montaigne . Under the restoration he was appointed, first, assistant professor of modern history, and then professor of French eloquence at the Sorbonne. Here he delivered a series of literary lectures which had an extraordinary effect on his younger contemporaries. His wit was legendary. ALS, no date, 1p, with closing 2 lines and signature on verso. VG. He speaks of Mrs. Switchine..........75-100

Portrait of Villemain

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419. [THEATRE] CADET - Ernest Alexandre Honoré Coquelin (1848 -1909) French actor. Also called Coquelin cadet, to distinguish him from his brother. He graduated with the first prize in comedy and made his debut in 1867 at the Odéon. The next year he appeared with his brother at the Théâtre Français and became a sociétaire in 1879. He played a great many parts, in both the classic and the modern repertoire, and also had much success in reciting monologues of his own composition. He wrote Le Livre des convalescents (1880), Le Monologue moderne (1881), Fairiboles (1882), Le Rire (1887), Pirouettes (1888). He died within days of his famous older brother Constant. Brief ALS, no date, 1p, 4 x 4.5". VG. Not translated. Signed "Cadet."..........50-75

See Cadet

 

420. [GEOLOGIST) Antoine François Passy (1792-1873) French politician, geologist, and botanist. ALS, 1836, 1p. 5-1/4 x 8. Not translated. VG.......75-100

 

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

Sertillanges 1

Sertillanges 2

 

422. [SIGNED BOOK] Albert L. Murray (b. 1916) African-American literary and jazz critic, novelist and biographer. SIGNED, INSCRIBED COPY OF HIS BOOK "CONJUGATIONS AND REITERATIONS - Poems", [1992] in VG dust jacket. Inscribed & dated 2002 on half-title page. VG.............40-60

 

423. [ART] Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) Polish-born American artist, famous for his anti-Axis political illustrations, caricatures, and cartoons during World War II. Signed bank check, 1948. Good clear signature..........50-75

 

424. Roger Ward Babson (1875-1967) remembered today largely for founding Babson College in Massachusetts, was an entrepreneur and business theorist in the first half of the 20th century. He also founded Webber College, now Webber International University, in Babson Park, Florida, and the defunct Utopia College, in Eureka, Kansas. TLS, 1957, 1p...........30-50

 

425. CHRISTINA CRAWFORD - American Actress/Author - The adopted daughter of Actress Joan Crawford, she appeared in TV and films. Her autobiography "Mommie Dearest" was turned into a successful movie. TLS dtd 10/1/84...........20-30

 

426. Albert-Auguste Cochon de Lapparent [1839-1908]. French geologist and mining engineer. Professor at Catholic Institute, Paris (from 1876); author of Traitéde géologie (1882), Leçons de géographie physique (1896), etc. ALS, Paris, 1891, written on both sides of 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 in. card. About an article in a scientific magazine written by a priest and which made him "Penaud" (crestfallen). VG.........50-75

 

427. 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

 

428. [REAGAN] ROBERT "Bud" MCFARLAND - Presidential Advisor TO PRESIDENT REAGAN. He was head of the National Security Agency, who came under heavy fire during the Iran-Contra scandal. Within hours after the story broke of the investigation, he took an overdose at an attempt of suicide. He later went on to testify. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 White House Photograph signed "Bud McFarland...............25-35

 

429. FREDERICK G. DUTTON - American Diplomat; executive secretary to Gov. Brown, 1959-60; secty. of cabinet, special asst. to Pres. Kennedy for intergovernmental and interdepartmental relations, 1961-62; Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, 1962-64; He was the Presidential Advisor to Pres. Diem of S.Vietnam. He was Executive Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial; Special Assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, Asst. Sec of State. TLS dtd 3/5/70 concerning the RFA Memorial........ 20-30

 

430. [FRANCE] Henri-Robert (1863-1936 French lawyer, historian, and member of the Académie française in 1923. In 1903 a Paris correspondent for the New York Times described him as "an exceptionally successful lawyer... the favorite advocate of the criminal classes (who) has already saved innumerable heads from the guillotine". Brief ALS, 1898, 1p. VG...........50-75

See Portrait of Henri-Robert

 

431. RAY DOLBY - American Inventor/Engineer. His first development was Dolby A-type noise reduction. It was a sophisticated new form of audio compression and expansion which dramatically reduced the background hiss inherent in professional tape recording with no discernible side-effects on the material being recorded. It is now known as the "Dolby System". SIGNED 4x5 photograph..........25-35

 

432. [MUSIC - FILM] Eddie Dean (1907-1999) American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO. VG..........25-35

 

433. [SCIENCE] Steven A. Rosenberg (b. 1940) is a leading cancer researcher and surgeon. He is credited with developing the use of IL-2 and immune cells for the treatment of patients with melanoma . He has also shown that expanding immune cells (known as tumor infiltrating lymphocytes) in the lab can be used to treat patients with melanoma and has published two important studies describing their use. The first in 2002, demonstrated that some patients with advanced melanoma can be treated to complete remission with a combination of chemotherapy, immune cells and high doses of IL-2. The second, in 2006, demonstrated that the receptor of T cells can be transferred to immune cells and in combination with chemotherapy and high doses of IL-2 can be used to treat patients with melanoma. Although, this was the first time that the T cell receptor was used for gene therapy, it was not the first time that gene therapy was used in cancer. Tumor cells modified with a gene for immune growth factors such as GM-CSF, had been used many years previously and continue to be used as an effective form of gene therapy and immunotherapy for cancer. There has been some debate as to the role of the T cells in treating the cancer in these studies as high-dose IL-2 and chemotherapy have also been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Nevertheless, the combination of chemotherapy, T cells and high-dose IL-2 was shown to be effective even in patients who had previously failed high-dose IL-2 treatment. SIGNED 5x7 color photo........35-45

 

434. ELDON DEDINI (1921- ) American Cartoonist - Celebrated cartoonist of Playboy, The New Yorker, others. SIGNED/inscribed print of him as the devil..............25-35

 

435. Earl L. Butz (1909-2008) US government official who served as Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. TLS, 1989, 1p.......25-35

 

436. Evan Connell (b. 1924, Kansas City, Missouri) American novelist, poet, and short story writer. TLS, no year...........25-35

 

437. [SCIENCE] Professor (Edward Singleton) Holden (1846-1914) Am. astronomer. He was trained at West Point in the class of 1870. n 1873 he became professor of mathematics at the US Naval Observatory, where he made a favorable impression on Simon Newcomb. He was director of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin from 1881 to 1885. He was elected a member of the American National Academy of Sciences in 1885. He was president of the University of California from 1885 until 1888, and the first director of the Lick Observatory from 1888 until the end of 1897. He resigned as a result of internal dissent over his management among his subordinates. In 1901 he became the librarian of the US Military Academy at West Point, where he remained until his death. ANS, no date. Sends regrets to Dr. Woodward because of the state of his health. VG. On West Point letterhead...............75-100

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438. [FILM] Arthur Lubin (1898-1995) American film producer and director who directed many Abbott & Costello films. Later, Lubin directed TV shows like Bronco (1958), Maverick (1959), Bonanza (1960), Mister Ed (1961) and The Addams Family (1965). Lubin's last work was the TV series called Little Lulu (1978). TLS, 1990, 1p.............20-30

 

439. [FRANCE] Arthur Chuquet (1853&endash;1925) French historian and biographer. He was born in Rocroi, Ardennes. He is now best known for his Jeunesse de Napoléon appearing in three volumes from 1897 to 1899. He became a member of the Institut de France in 1900. Brief ALS, 1904, approx. 4 x 5-1/4 in. Fine..........50-75

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440. [FRANCE] Michel Masson [1800-1883] author who co-wrote plays with Scribe. Nice ALS, 1850, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. Speaks about rehearsals and writing end of play. VG........75-100

 

441. [FRANCE] Albert Auguste Gabriel Hanotaux, known as Gabriel Hanotaux (1853-1944) French statesman and historian. ALS, 1940, 1p. PLUS 1-1/2 unsigned but in his hand [manuscript ??]. VG..............60-80

 

442. Kathleen Freeman [1919-2001] American actress. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.........30-40

 

443. [FRANCE] Joseph-Philippe Simon, called Lockroy [1803-1891] chief administrator of the Comédie-Française [1848]. ALS, no date, 2pp.......50-75

 

444. [FRANCE] Ernest Daudet [ 1837-1921] NOVELIST AND HISTORIAN; BROTHER OF Alphonse Daudet. ALS, no yr., 1p............50-75

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445. Charles Diehl (1859-1944) French historian who was a native of Strasbourg. He was a leading authority on Byzantine art and history. He was member of the École française de Rome [1881-1883] and the École française d'Athènes. In 1910 he became a member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. Diehl was the author of several influential books on Byzantine art and history. His treatise Byzance. Grandeur et décadence was translated into English by Naomi Walford and published in 1957 as "Byzantium: Greatness and Decline". ALS, not dated, 1p, 4.5 x 6.5". VG............40-60

 

446. [FRANCE] Jean-François Barrière (1786-1868) French historian. He wrote about the French revolution, most notably an annotated biography of Madame Roland entitled Memoirs de Madame Roland, Avec une Notice sur sa Vie, des Notes et des Eclaircissemens historiques par MM. Saint-Albin Berville et Jean-François Barrière, edited and published in 1827 by Honoré de Balzac. Barrière served 18 years in the Préfecture of Paris, rising through the ranks to become division chief. He was removed from office and forced to retire following the Revolution of 1848. ALS, no year, 3pp, 5-1/4 8-1/4". Long letter about history and someone who said that Louis XVI was Louis XV's son. VG............60-80

 

447. [FRANCE] François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874) French historian, orator, and statesman. Clip Signature on 4 x 2-1/4 slip..........35-45

 

448. [FRANCE] Paul Ferrier (1843-1928) French dramatist. He had already produced several comedies when in 1873 he secured real success with two short pieces, Chez l'avocat and Les Incendies de Massoulard. Others of his numerous plays are Les Compensations (1876); L'Art de tramper les femmes (1890), with M. Najac. One of Ferrier's biggest successes was the production with Fabrice Carré of Josephine vendue par ses s¦urs (1886), an opera bouffée with music by Victor Roger. His opera libretti include La Marocaine (1879), music of Jacques Offenbach; Le Chevalier d'Harmental (1896) after the play of Alexandre Dumas, père, for the music of A Messager; La Fille de Tabarin (1901), with Victorien Sardou, music of Gabriel Pierné. ALS, no date, 1p., 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 in. Small smudge.........50-75

 

449. [FRANCE] Pierre Émile Levasseur (1828-1911) French economist. He was born and educated in Paris, France. He began teaching in the lycée at Alençon in 1852, and in 1857 became professor of rhetoric at Besançon . He returned to Paris to become professor at the lycée Saint Louis, and in 1868 he was chosen a member of the academy of moral and political sciences, in 1872 he was appointed professor of geography, history and statistics in the College de France, and subsequently became also professor at the Conservatoire des arts et métiers and at the École libre des sciences politiques (which later became known as the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris or its widely known nickname of Sciences Po). Levasseur was one of the founders of the study of commercial geography, and became a member of the Council of Public Instruction, president of the French society of political economy and honorary president of the French geographical society. Levasseur was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1894. ALS, 1897, 2 full pages, 4-3/8 x 6-7/8 in. "R" in blue pencil on page 1. VG.........50-75

 

450. [FRANCE] Henri Léon Emile Lavedan (1859-1940) French dramatist and man of letters, was born at Orléans, the son of Hubert Léon Lavedan, a well-known Catholic and liberal journalist. Lavedan contributed to various Parisian papers a series of witty tales and dialogues of Parisian life, many of which were collected in volume form. In 1891 he produced at the Théâtre Français Une Famille, followed at the Vaudeville in 1894 by Le Prince d'Aurec, a satire on the nobility, afterward re-named Les Descendants. ALS, 1890, 2pp, to the poet Giron. Not translated. Fine..........80-120

 

451. [FRANCE] Georges-François-Xavier-Marie Grente (1872- 1959) French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Le Mans from 1918 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. His personal calling card on which he writes about 10 lines on both sides about the poet Kemp, signed "G." VG.....40-60

 

452. [FRANCE] Claude Vasconi (b. 1940) French architect. After designing two key projects as a young architect, Les Halles in the centre of Paris and the building of the Préfecture in Cergy-Pontoise, he became one of the most sought-after architects in France, with major projects in Montpellier, Strasbourg and Saint-Nazaire. Signed card postmarked with stamp he designed..............40-60

 

453. [FRANCE] Pauline Marie Armande Craven née de La Ferronnays (1808-1891) French author. Mrs. Craven's family life was depicted in the Le Récit d'une Soeur as especially tender and intimate. She suffered several severe bereavements in the years following her marriage. The Cravens lived abroad until 1851. In the same year Keppel Richard Craven died. His son's diplomatic career appeared unsuccessful. He stood unsuccessfully for election to Parliament for Dublin in 1852 after which he retired to private life. The family went to live in Naples in 1853. Mrs. Craven then began to write the history of the family life of the la Ferronays between 1830 and 1836. Its focus was the love story of her brother Albert and his wife Alexandrine. This book, the Le Récit d'une Soeur (1866, Eng. trans. 1868), was enthusiastically received and was awarded a prize by the French Academy. Strained circumstances made it vital that Mrs. Craven earn money by writing. Anne Sivrin appeared in 1868, Fleurange in 1871, Le Mot d'énigme in 1874, Le Valbriant (Eng. trans., Lucia) in 1886. Among her miscellaneous works are La Sceur Natalie Narischkin (1876), Deux Incidents de la question catholique en Angleterre (1875), Lady Georgiana Fullerton, sa vie et ses ceuvres (1888). Mrs Cravens charming personality won her many friends. She was a frequent guest of Lord Palmerston, Lord Ellesmere and Lord Granville. Before his death in 1884, her husband translated her correspondence with Lord Palmerston and her correspondence with the Prince Consort into French. She died in Paris on April 1, 1891. Two ALSs, no dates, brief 1p. written in 3rd person & a brief 4-page ALS. Two Letters..........50-75

 

454. [FRANCE] Edmond Desbonnet (1867 &endash; 1953) French academic and photographer who championed physical culture. He made physical education fashionable in belle époque France through the publication of fitness journals and by opening a chain of exercise clubs. BRIEF ALS, 1927 [?], 1P. To the autograph collector and writer, Felix Bonafe. Edge toned............25-35

 

455. [FRANCE] Henry Houssaye (1848-1911) French historian and academician. The military history of Napoleon I then attracted him. His first volume on this subject, called 1814 (1888), went through no fewer than forty-six editions. It was followed by 1815, the first part of which comprises the first Restoration, the return from Elba and the Hundred Days (1893); the second part, Waterloo (1899); and the third part, the second abdication and the White Terror (1905). He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1895. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. VG........50-75

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456. [FRANCE] Louis-Antoine-François de Marchangy (1782&endash;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............150-250

 

457. [FRANCE] Paul Adolphe Marie Prosper Granier de Cassagnac (1843-1904) was the son of Adolphe Granier de Cassagnac , and while still young associated with his father in both politics and journalism. In 1866 he became editor of the Conservative paper Le Pays , and figured in a long series of political duels. On the declaration of war in 1870 he volunteered for service and was taken prisoner at Sedan. On his return from prison in a fortress in Silesia he continued to defend the Bonapartist cause in Le Pays, against both Republicans and Royalists. Elected deputy for the department of Gers in 1876, he adopted in the chamber a policy of obstruction to discredit the republican régime. In 1877 he openly encouraged MacMahon to attempt a Bonapartist coup detat, but the marshals refusal and the death of the prince imperial foiled his hopes. He now played but a secondary rôle in the chamber, and occupied himself mostly with the direction of the journal L'Autorité, which he had founded. He was not re-elected in 1902, and died in November 1904. His sons took over L'Autorité and the belligerent traditions of the family. ALS, not dated, 1p. VG.........60-80

 

458. [FRANCE] Jean-Charles-Dominique de Lacretelle (1766-1855) was a journalist and historian; on editorial staff of Journal des Débats (1790); imprisoned (1797-99) for monarchist sympathies; as royal censor, successfully opposed press censorship, causing loss of his office (1827). Pioneer in historical study of French Revolution. Published Précis historique de la Révolution française (1801-06), Histoire de France pendant le XVIIIe siècle (1808), Histoire de France dupuis la restauration (1829-35), etc. Nice ALS, no date, 1p, 4-1/8 x 7 in. VG...........75-100

 

459. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902-1985) United States Senator from Massachusetts and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, and the Holy See (as Representative). He was the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 1960 Presidential election. Signed Ambassador card, 4 x 2-1/4". VG...........25-35

 

460. [NOBEL] Philip Noel-Baker, Baron (1889 -1982) British politician, diplomat, academic, an outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. SIGNATURE plus cover letter from his secretary dated March 27, 1946. ..............25-35

 

461. [THEATRE] Hildegarde (1906- 2005) American cabaret singer, best known for the song "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." "Hildegarde was perhaps the most famous supper-club entertainer who ever lived," the entertainer Liberace once said. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BOLDLY ON threatre program . She was starring in "last Night When We Were Young." She signes & dates this 1992. VG...............35-45

 

462. [MUSIC] Charles Daly Barnet (1913-1991) American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. His major recordings were "Skyliner", "Cherokee", "The Wrong Idea", "Scotch and Soda", and "Southland Shuffle". DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1947, 1P, 4TO. AGREEMENT with Samuel Goldwyn Producdtions in connection woth photoplay "THAT'S LIFE." Looks like he signed "Charlie Barnet"...........50-75

 

463. [FRANCE] Pierre Lanfrey (1828-1877), French historian and politician. ALS, 1871, 2 full pages, 5.5 x 8 in. There are 4 unsigned lines written across top by Jules Simon [1814-1896] the French statesman and philosopher, and one of the leader of the Opportunist Republicans faction. Fine............75-100

 

464. [ART] Alfred Philippe Roll (1846-1919) French painter. Many of his paintings are in public art galleries, including the Hotel de Ville museum, the Cognac Museum, Avignon Museum, Laval Museum, Fontainebleau Palace, Pau Museum, and the Museum of Geneva. In 1905 he became the president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which he co-founded. ALS, no date, 1p, 5 x 6-1/2 in. Speaks about his exhibition at Biloz. Fine.......60-80

 

465. [FRANCE] R(oland) ALEXANDRE - important French actor. Signed 1923 photograph. Inscribed to the French actress Tania Fedor. Approx. 4 x 6-3/4 in. Photographer is Paul Mejat, of Paris. Very nice.........50-75

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466. [THEATRE] Ernest Blum (1836-1907) French dramatist. Brief ALS, no date, 1p.......50-75

 

467. [THEATRE] Francesco Dall'Ongaro [1808-1873] Italian writer, poet and dramatist. He was educated for the priesthood, but abandoned his orders, and taking to political journalism founded the Favilla at Trieste in the Liberal interest. In 1848 he enlisted under Garibaldi, and next year was a member of the assembly which proclaimed the republic in Rome. On the downfall of the republic he fled to Switzerland, then to Belgium and later to France, taking a prominent part in revolutionary journalism; it was not till 1860 that he returned to Italy, where he was appointed professor of dramatic literature at Florence. Subsequently he was transferred to Naples, where he died on the in 1873. His patriotic poems, Stornelli, composed in early life, had a great popular success; and he produced a number of plays, notably Fornaretto, Bianca Cappello, Fasma and Il Tesoro. His collected Fantasie drammatiche e liriche were published in his lifetime. Rare ALS, no year, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated. Fine condition...........75-100

Portrait of Dall'Ongaro

 

468. [FRANCE] René Doumic (1860- 1937) French critic and man of letters, was born in Paris, and after a distinguished career at the École Normale began to teach rhetoric at the College Stanislas. He was a contributor to the Moniteur, the Journal des Débats and the Revue bleue, but was best known as the independent and uncompromising literary critic of the Revue des Deux Mondes. ALS, 1929, 3pp, 4-1/2 x 7". To Rector of la Sorbourne. Fine...........75-100

Portrait of Doumic

 

469. [FRANCE] Léon Dierx (1838-1912) French poet born in the island of La Réunion. He became a disciple of Leconte de Lisle and one of the most distinguished of the Parnassians. At the death of Stéphane Mallarmé in 1898 he was acclaimed prince of poets by les jeunes. HE WRITES ON HIS PERSONAL CALLING [BOTH SIDES] THAT HE IS SORRY THAT THE BAD STATE OF HIS SIGHT DOES NOT ALLOW HIM TO READ ANYMORE. He signed "L.D." With envelope addressed to Louis Alibert. The enveloped is postmaked 1911, year before his death. PLUS an ALS, 1889, by Leon Dierx, clearly different handwriting written before his sight problems. Two signed pieces............75-100

 

470. [SWINDLER] Horatio William Bottomley [1860-1933]. English journalist and financier. Made fortune floating speculative stocks; established weekly John Bull (1906), vehicle of rabid patriotism during World War I; M.P. (1906-12, 1918-22). Bankrupt (1911); regained fortune in lotteries, etc.; finally convicted of misappropriation of funds held in trust (1922), and imprisoned for 5 years. Brief TLS, 1918, 1p. "I am obliged for your letter. The message I send you is my earnest wish for a speedy and triumphant conclusion of the War." Rust mark from paperclip top edge...........50-75

 

471. Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959), American poet, born in Birmingham, England. He went to the U.S. in 1891 and became a citizen in 1902. Starting in 1895 Guest wrote a column in the Detroit Free Press, and his verse and sketches of a simple, colloquial quality won him a wide audience. The verse, "Home," beginning "It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home," was one of his earliest successes. His books include A Heap o' Livin' (1916), Over Here (1918), When Day Is Done (1921), Rhymes of Childhood (1924), All in a Lifetime (1938), and Living Years (1949). TLS, 1933, 1p, turning down a request..............50-75

 

472. [SPACE] CLYDE TOMBAUGH (1906-1997) American Astronomer. He was the final discoverer of planet PLUTO after many years of research. When he was 22 he had a home-made 9 inch reflector that he used to makde drawings of Saturn and Jupiter from. After sending his pictures to Lowell Observatory for critique, he was immediately offered a position as astronomical photographer. Later, his research gained him another position as researcher, and his goal was to find the infamous Planet X, which would later be Pluto. Finally, on March 12, 1930, Pluto was discovered. Afterwards, he continued to discover a comet, five open clusters, globular cluster, and a supercluster of galaxes stretching from Andromeda to Perseus - ANS dtd 3/23/1994 regretting he has no photographs...........50-75

 

473. Jared Ingersoll (1749-1822) early American lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the U.S. Constitution for Pennsylvania. He joined DeWitt Clinton on the Federalist Party ticket for the U.S. presidential election, 1812, but was defeated by James Madison and Elbridge Gerry. Ingersoll also served as Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1791-1800 and 1811-1816 and as the United States Attorney for Pennsylvania, 1800-1801. LETTER SIGNED, Phila., 1st Feb. 1812, 1p, 4to.plus address leaf, no post marks. To James Trimble. Legal content concerning a case (Bond's lesee vs. Jones). Right edge tattered. Old repairs at beginnings of folds on verso.............200-300

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474. James Bryce. 1st Viscount Bryce. [1838-1922]. British jurist, historian, and diplomat. Regius professor of civil law, Oxford (1870-93); M.P. (1880-1907); undersecretary for foreign affairs under Gladstone (1886), president of Board of Trade (1894-95), and chief secretary for Ireland in Campbell-Bannerman cabinet (1905-06). Ambassador to the U.S. (1907-13); signer of Anglo-American arbitration treaty (1911). Created viscount (1914); named to International Court of Justice (1914). Author of Holy Roman Empire (1864), The American Commonwealth (1888), Modern Democracies (1922), and of studies of South Africa and South America. ALS, Oxford, Oct. 29, no yr., 3pp., about returning from Italy and inviting correspondent to breakfast. VG............50-75

 

475. [THEATRE] Channing Pollock (1880-1946) American playwright, critic and writer of film scenarios. Signed, inscribed photograph dated 1936, with sentiment. VG..........50-75

 

476. [THEATRE] Louis Arsene Delaunay [1826-1903] French actor, born in Paris, the son of a wine-seller. He studied at the Conservatoire, and made his first formal appearance on the stage in 1845, in Molière's Tartuffe at the Odon. After three years at this house he made his debut at the Comédie-Française as Dorante in Corneilles Le Menteur , and began a long and brilliant career in young lover parts. He continued to act as jeune premier until he was sixty, his grace, marvellous diction and passion enchanting his audiences. It was especially in the plays of Alfred de Musset that his gifts found their happiest expression. In the thirty-seven years during which he was a member of the Comédie-Française, Delaunay took or created nearly two hundred parts. He retired in 1887, having been made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1883. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. VG.............. 60-80

 

477. [FRANCE] Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1827-1881), known as Paul de Saint-Victor, French author, was born in Paris. His father Jacques BM Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1772-1858), is remembered by his poem L'Espérance, and by an excellent verse translation of Anacreon. Saint-Victor, who ceased to use the title of count as being out of keeping with his democratic principles, began as a dramatic critic on the Pays in 1851, and in 1855 he succeeded Théophile Gautier on the Presse. In 1866 he migrated to the Liberté, and in 1869 joined the staff of the Moniteur universel. In 1870, during the last days of the second empire, he was made inspector-general of fine arts. Almost all Saint-Victor's work consists of articles, the best known being the collection entitled Hommes et dieux (1867). His death interrupted the publication of Les Deux Masques , in which the author intended to survey the whole dramatic literature of ancient and modern times. Saint-Victor's critical faculty was considerable, though rather one-sided. He owed a good deal to Théophile Gautier, but he carried ornateness to a pitch far beyond Gautier's. Saint-Victor died in Paris on 9 July 1881. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. VG............50-75

 

478. [FRANCE] Louis Marie de la Haye, Vicomte de Cormenin (1788-1868) French jurist and political pamphleteer. At the age of twenty he was received advocate, and about the same time he gained some reputation as a writer of piquant and delicate poems. In 1810 he received from Napoleon I the appointment of auditor to the council of state; and after the restoration of the Bourbons he became master of requests. During the period of his connection with the council he devoted himself zealously to the study of administrative law. He was selected to prepare some of the most important reports of the council. Among his separate publications at this time are noted, Du conseil d'état envisagé comme conseil et comme juridiction dans notre monarchie constitutionnelle (1818), and De la responsabilité des agents du gouvernement . In the former he claimed, for the protection of the rights of private persons in the administration of justice, the institution of a special court whose members should be irremovable, the right of oral defence, and publicity of trial. In 1822 appeared his Questions de droit administratif, in which he for the first time brought together and gave scientific shape to the scattered elements of administrative law. These he arranged and stated clearly in the form of aphorisms, with logical deductions, establishing them by proofs drawn from the archives of the council of state. This is recognized as his most important work as a jurist. The fifth edition (1840) was thoroughly revised. In 1828 Cormenin entered the Chamber of Deputies as member for Orléans, took his seat in the Left Center, and began a vigorous opposition to the government of Charles X . As he was not gifted with the qualifications of the orator, he seldom appeared at the tribune; but in the various committees he defended all forms of popular liberties, and at the same time delivered, in a series of powerful pamphlets, under the pseudonym of Timon, the most formidable blows against tyranny and all political and administrative abuses. After the revolution of July 1830 , Cormenin was one of the 221 who signed the protest against the elevation of the Orléans dynasty to the throne; and he resigned both his office in the council of state and his seat in the chamber. He was, however, soon re-elected deputy, and now voted with the extreme Left. The discussions on the budget in 1831 gave rise to the publication of his famous series of Lettres sur la liste civile, which in ten years ran through twenty-five editions. In the following year he was elected deputy for Belley. In 1834 he was elected by two arrondissements, and sat for Joigny , which he represented until 1846. In this year he lost his seat in consequence of the popular prejudice aroused against him by his trenchant pamphlet Oui et non (1845) against attacks on religious liberty, and a second entitled Feul Feul (1845), written in reply to those who demanded a retractation of the former. Sixty thousand copies were rapidly sold. Cormenin was an earnest advocate of universal suffrage before the revolution of February 1848, and had remorselessly exposed the corrupt practices at elections in his pamphlet Ordre du jour sur la corruption électorale . After the revolution he was elected by four départments to the Constituent Assembly, and became one of its vice-presidents. He was also member and president of the constitutional commission, and for some time took a leading part in drawing up the republican constitution. But the disputes which broke out among the members led him to resign the presidency. He was soon after named member of the council of state and president of the comit du conlentieux. It was at this period that he published two pamphlets Sur l'indépendance de l'Italie ("On Italian Independence"). After the coup d'état of December 2, 1851, Cormenin, who had undertaken the defence of Prince Louis Napoleon after his attempt at Strasbourg , accepted a place in the new council of state of the empire. Four years later, by imperial ordinance, he was made a member of the Institute. One of the most characteristic works of Cormenin is the Livre des orateurs , a series of brilliant studies of the principal parliamentary orators of the restoration and the monarchy of July, the first edition of which appeared in 1838, and the eighteenth in 1860. In 1846 he published his Entretiens de village, which procured him the Montyon prize, and of which six editions were called for the same year. His last work was Le Droit de tonnage en Algérie (1860). He died at Paris, on 6 May 1868. Two volumes if his Reliquiae were printed in Paris in the same year. ALS, no date, 2pp. 4-3/4 x 7 in. VG.............100-150

 

479. [FRANCE] Anatole le Braz, the "Bard of Brittany" [1859-1926] Breton folklore collector and translator. He was highly regarded amongst both European and American scholars, and known for his warmth and charm. Le Braz was sent on foreign cultural missions by the Government of France twenty times. He made several visits to the US, Canada and Switzerland, notably lecturing at Harvard University in 1906, and at Columbia University in 1915. ALS, 1900, 3pp. 4-1/2 x 7 in. ............60-80

 

480. [FRANCE] Georges Valois (real name Alfred-Georges Gressent; 1878-1945) French journalist and politician. After having written his first book, L'Homme qui vient, he met the nationalist and monarchist writer Charles Maurras and became a member of his Action Française (AF) league, where he continued to follow the workers' movement. As his employment would have been compromised by an involvement in the far-right monarchist league, he took the pseudonym of Georges Valois. Georges Valois was finally arrested by the Nazis on 18 May, 1944, and died in February 1945 of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. ALS, 1911, 2pp, 4-3/4 x 6-1/2 in.............75-100

 

481. BETTY WHITE (1918- ) American Actress. By early 1950 she was one of the stars of the daily, five-hour series Hollywood on Television. titled "Life With Elizabeth," which when committed to film and syndicated nationally in 1953 became White's first starring TV sitcom. She went on to headline her own network variety series in 1954, then co-starred with Bill Williams in the weekly TV domestic comedy Date With the Angels (1957), which without Williams was retitled The Betty White Show in early 1958. Two years after hosting the 1971 syndicated informational series The Pet Set, she guest-starred as libidinous "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens on the fourth season opener of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This Emmy-winning episode led to White being cast as an MTM regular In 1985, she joined the cast of TV's The Golden Girls as middle-aged grief counselor Rose Nyland. This top-rated program lasted seven seasons. SIGNED/inscribed 5x7 photograph..........20-30

 

Signed By 4 Members of The Cast

482. [THEATRE] 10 x 8 photograph of cast members of the play "After-Play", signed by each: Marian Mercer, Robert Mandan, Paul Dooley and Beatrice Arthur. VG.......50-75

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483. HERBERT BOYER (1936- ) American Biochemist. Genetic engineering (DNA Cloning) using living organisms was first accomplished soon after it became feasible in the early 1970s. In 1973 Herbert Boyer, of the University of California at San Francisco, and Stanley Cohen, at Stanford University, reported the construction of functional organisms that combined and replicated genetic information from different species. Their experiments dramatically demonstrated the potential impact of DNA recombinant engineering on medicine and pharmacology, industry and agriculture. SIGNED 5x7 portrait photograph.............25-35

 

484. [FRENCH THEATRE] Louis Desire Veron (1798-1867) French opera manager and publisher. Veron originally made his fortune from patent medicines. In 1829 he founded the journal Revue de Paris, and from 1838 to 1852 was owner and director of the Constitutionnel, in which he published Eugene Sue's novel based on the legend of the Wandering Jew. It was also during Veron's direction and at his suggestion that Sainte-Beuve contributed the Causeries du lundi, an early example of the regular newspaper column. He is largely known to history for his direction, from 1831-1835, of the Paris Opera. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1831, 1p. Not translated..................75-100

 

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485. [MISSISSIPPI] John C. Stennis (August 3, 1901 - April 23, 1995) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. It was due to his work with the Armed Services committee (1969-1980) that he became known as the "Father of America's Modern Navy." TLS, 1974, 1p.........................25-35

 

486. [France] Misc. group of items from France. Worthy of research, many are accompanied with biographical information in either English or French. [1] Maurice Donnay [1859-1945] dramatist. Signature. [2] Rene Cagnat [1852-1937] historian. ALS, 1896, 2pp. [3] Auguste Chavannes [1810-1879] Zoologist. ALS, 1867, 1p. [4] Jean-Marie Magnaud [1848-1926] jurist, feminist pioneer. ALS, 1906, 1p. [5] Amable Pierre Floquet [1797-1881] historian, ALS, 2pp. [6] Henri Leroy-Beaulieu [1842-1912] publicist and historian. His signature on page from book. [7] Emile Perrin [1814-1885] Director of Paris Opera. ALS, 1878, 2pp. [8] Pierre De La Gorce [1846-1934] historian. ALS, 1p. [9] Charles Laubry [1872-1960] physician. ALS, 1p. [10] Charles Louvet [1806-1882] Minister of Commerce. ALS, 1p. ...............200-300

 

487. [FRANCE] Antoine Alfred Agénor, Duc de Gramont (1819- 1880) French diplomat and statesman. He was born at Paris of one of the most illustrious families of the old noblesse, a cadet branch of the viscounts of Aure, which took its name from the Seignory of Gramont in Navarre. Educated at the École Polytechnique, Gramont early gave up the army for diplomacy. It was not, however, till after the coup d'état of 2 December 1851, which made Louis Napoleon supreme in France, that he became conspicuous as a diplomat. He was successively minister plenipotentiary at Cassel and Stuttgart (1852), at Turin (1853), ambassador at Rome (1857) and at Vienna (1861). As minister of foreign affairs (May-Aug. 1870); largely responsible for precipitating Franco-Prussian War and was thus largely, though not entirely, responsible for the bungling of the negotiations between France and Prussia arising out of the candidature of Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen for the throne of Spain, which led to the disastrous war of 1870-71. The exact share of Gramont in this responsibility has been the subject of much controversy. ALS, 1844, 2-1/2pp., to Mr. De Bionne about the company of La Senora and the Duke of Tarente. Fine..........75-100

Potrait of Gramont

 

488. BRITISH SHOW BIZ - Lot of approx. 34 autographs comprosed of 14 small size photos & picture portraits; 2 ALSs, and 18 signatures. Needs research............80-120

 

489. [FRANCE] Antoine-Nicolas Bailly (1810-1892) important French architect. In 1850, with the support of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc , Bailly became the architect of the dioceses of Bourges, Valencia and Digne. From 1875 to 1886, he served as diocesan architect of Limoges, and he was also the supervising architect of the Notre Dame de Paris from 1883 to 1886, after Viollet-le-Duc's restorations. In 1854 Bailly was appointed inspector of works in Paris. As such he participated in the completion of the Old Town Hall and the construction of the Fontaine Molière under Louis Visconti. In 1860, Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann commissioned Bailly with the administrative building for the 4th arrondissement of Paris, which served as a model for others. His best-known work overall, although not the most admired, is the Tribunal de commerce de Paris (Commercial Court of Paris) on the Île de la Cité, completed in 1865, which Napoleon III had requested be designed in the style of the town hall of Brescia . Its business courts are organized around a glass atrium reaching the entire height of the building. The exterior features architectural sculpture by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Letter Signed, 1885, 1p. To the Director of the Mint about a bronze medal of the Salon. VG...........75-100

 

490. [FRENCH THEATRE] Charles Vildrac (1882-1971) French playwright and poet. Born in Paris, Vildrac's first poems were written when he was a teenager in the 1890s. In 1901 he published Le Verlibrisme, a defense of traditional verse. In 1912 he published a collection of prose poems. He was a member of the l'Abbaye de Créteil which he founded with Georges Duhamel. The Prix de poésie Charles Vildrac is named for him. Document Signed, 1956, 4pp, for his play "Le Paquebot Tenacity." ALSO SIGNED TWICE, and initialed 3 times by Georges Herbert. VG..........80-120

See page 1

See last page

 

491. [ART] Pierre Edouard Frère (1819-1886) French painter, studied under Hippolyte Delaroche, entered the école des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843. The marked sentimental tendency of his art makes us wonder at John Ruskin's enthusiastic eulogy which finds in Frere's work the depth of William Wordsworth, the grace of Joshua Reynolds, and the holiness of Fra Angelico. What we can admire in his work is his accomplished craftsmanship and the intimacy and tender homeliness of his conception. Among his chief works are the two paintings, Going to School and Coming from School, The Little Glutton (his first exhibited picture) and L'Exercice (in the 19th century this work was in John Jacob Astor's collection). A journey to Egypt in 1860 resulted in a small series of Orientalist subjects, but the majority of Frere's paintings deal with the life of the kitchen, the workshop, the dwellings of the humble, and mainly with the pleasures and little troubles of the young, which the artist brings before us with humor and sympathy. He was one of the most popular painters of domestic genre in the middle of the 19th century. ALS, 1874, 3pp. He speaks about doing a touch up of a "L"Onglee painting. VG........75-100

See scan of one of his paintings

 

492. [THEATRE] Charlotte B. Mantell [1866-1898] American actress. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, but her family base was from the San Francisco area, where she got her start in the theatre. She was fairly prominent during her time. Her second marriage was the the well known actor Robert B. Mantell, the Shakespearean/early motion picture actor. ALS, 1897, 1p. Written on Wayne Hotel, Fort Wayne, Ind. stationery. Says she received "my photos today. I am more than delighted. They are the best I ever had taken...." Neatly inalid to sheet.............25-35

 

493. [EARLY FILM] Liane Haid [1895-2000] Austrian actress who has often been referred to as Austria's first movie star. Signed early postcard photo [leggy pose with cigarette]. VG..........40-60

 

494. Louis Bromfield [1896-1956] American author and conservationist who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts. Signed bank check, 1944.........50-75

 

495. Rita Wellman [1890-1965] American playwright - her first successful play "the Gentile Wife", was in 1917. She continued to be successful with other plays and was considered, with Susan Glasell, one of the most promising playwrights in the 1920s and 30s. She translated the journals of Benito Mussolini. AQS, 1925, inscribed to Howes Norris Jr., 2pp........40-60

 

496. [JFK] Paul Henri Charles Spaak (1899-1972) Belgian Socialist politician and statesman, who served as Prime Minister of Belgium (1938&endash;1939, 1946 and 1947&endash;1949), as the first President of the United Nations General Assembly (1946&endash;1957), as the first President of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (1952&endash;1954), and as the second Secretary General of NATO (1957&endash;1961). He received the Charlemagne Prize in 1957 and the 1978&endash;1979 academic year at the College of Europe was named in his honour. Signed 1964 FDC honoring President Kennedy. Spaak was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Kennedy. Clean, with cachet of JFK, attractive. Fine........40-60

 

497. [SCOTTISH] Misc. Lot comprised of: 1. Robert Anderson (1750- 1830) Scottish author and critic. For several years his attention was occupied with his edition of The Works of the British Poets, with Prefaces Biographical and Critical (14 vols. 8vo, Edin., 1792-1807). Autograph Manuscript Poem signed, 1-1/3 pages of his poem "Jacep the Peyper." 2. W.G. Blackie Murdoch (1880-1934) Scottish art critic, author. ALS, 2pp, mentions Whistler the artist. 3. Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846-1911) Liberal politician. Clip signature. 4. Sir Theodore Martin (1816-1909) Scottish poet. ANS [trimmed]. Each accompanied by biographical sheet.......100-150

 

498. [MUSIC] Goffredo Petrassi [1904-2003] influential Italian compser. SIGNATURE W/SENTIMENT, DATED ROME 1983...........20-30

 

499. Alan Bates (1934-2003) English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s. Signature........20-30

 

500. Adrien Brody - AMERICAN ACTOR. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29. Signature........20-30

 

501. [INDIAN WARS] WM. A. GLASSFORD [1856-1931] Colonel in US Army, frontiersman, Indian fighter, early Arizona Territory pioneer. Under Gen. Nelson A. Miles, during the 1886 Geronimo campaign, Glassford conducted reconnaissances and established signal and heliograph stations connecting military posts in Arizona and other points likely to become involved in operations against hostile Indians. Signed 1920 bank check. SMALL PUNCH HOLES DO AFFECT SIGNATURE o/w very good condition............50-75

 

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

 

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

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

See close-up of Jackson portrait

 

505. [RELIGION] Humberto Cardinal Medeiros (1915- 1983) Archbishop of Boston from 1970 until his death in 1983, and was created a cardinal in 1973. Signed, inscribed color portrait print dated Oct. 24, 1974. Approx. 10 x 14 in. There is some creases on left side, and various other minor creases..........40-60

 

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

506. JOSEPH HABERSHAW [J. Gross]

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

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

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

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

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

512. SAM. L. MITCHELL M.D.

513. WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE

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514. SOUTH AMERICAN COINAGE - The King's Assay Master's Report, win tables, shewing the weight and fineness of the Silver Coins of South America. Enclosed in a letter from the Admiralty to Rear Admiral Sir Graham E. Hamond, South America. 11 pp. printed Circular. Folio. In good condition. Commissaria Department [London, February 1834..........75-100

 

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

 

516. [ART] misc. original works of art: [1] J. Moyr Smith - British 19th century. Etching. [2] small unsigned drawing of sleeping cat. [3] Edwin Whitefield (1816-1892) was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England. Lithograph. [4] Gustave Greux (1838-1919) French artist born in Paris and died in Asnières. Like his bother Amédée Paul Greux (also a painter and etcher), he studied under Gleyre. Gustave Greux exhibited interpretative etchings at the Salon between 1859 and 1882, favouring works by the artists of the Barbizon School, this being a fine example. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3-1/4 x 4-3/4" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG. See etching [5] Amédée Paul Greux - French artist, brother of Gustave Greux. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3 x 3-3/4" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG. See etching [6] Ralph Bakshi drawing. See drawing. [7] drawing signed F.B.B. [8] W. Hole - R.S.A. etching. [8] R.W. Macbeth A.R.A. ETCHING., [9] Lalauze - etching. [10] small watercolor of Venice signed [unidentified signature]...........80-120

 

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

 

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

 

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

See Hall letter

Recipient 1

Recipient 2

Portrait of Hall

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FINE EXAMPLE OF PHOTOJOURNALISM

The following is an original vintage photograph from International News Photos. International News Service (INS) was a U.S.-based news agency - or wire service - founded by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1909. From the "golden age" of photojournalism (1930s - 1950s).

520. SUBJECT: Douglas MacArthur - 1951 vintage International News Photo [Heart] of "General Douglas MacArthur and Mrs. MacArthur wave to the many that saw them off here in San Francisco this afternoon as they departed for Washington where MacArthur will tell his side of the Far East Dispute to Congress and the World." Photo was taken by photo-journalist Clyde Peterson. 7x9 in., INP caption still attached. VG...............100-150

 

521. [SCIENCE] Albert Potter Wills (1873-1937) American physicist who researched magnetic materials and was the PhD advisor of the Nobel Prize winner Isidor Isaac Rabi. During his career he investigated magnetic susceptibilities, magnetic shielding, magnetostriction, conduction of electricity through mercury vapor, and hydrodynamics. He also wrote a textbook on vector analysis. During 1898&endash;1899 Wills worked at the University of Göttingen and the University of Berlin. During 1899&endash;1902 he was at Bryn Mawr College and 1902&endash;1903 at the Cooper Hewitt Laboratory. His final appointment, 1903&endash;1937, was at Columbia University. Lengthy ALS, 1906, 2-1/2 pages, to Professor Robert S. Woodward. Excellent content.........100-150

Page 1

Pages 2 & 3

 

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

 

 

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

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524. BUCKSPORTS, MAINE - 14 Lodge Documents, 1898-1900. Buckesport Lodge No. 14. A.O.U.W. The Ancient Order of United Workmen was a fraternal organization in the United States and Canada, providing mutual social and financial support after the US Civil War. It was the beginning of the American network of fraternal benefit societies. Folds o/w VG condition......50-75

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Front showing Kissinger

Verso

 

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

See Kennicott signature

Portrait

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530. [MUSIC] Frank H. Damrosch (1859-1937) German-born American music conductor and educator. SIGNED CARD, 4-1/4 x 2-1/4 in.......20-30

 

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

 

Rare ALS by Walt Kuhn's Wife

532. (KUHN) VE (Mrs. Walt Kuhn) ALS, Hotel Cheslsea, NY, 1954, 2 pp. To daughter Brenda. Good art content about Walt Kuhn's dealer Maynard Walker. First page with many small ink smudges. Easy to read, this letter has superb art content..............50-75

 

Kuhn's Portrait of Bert Lahr

533. (KUHN) Be (Brenda Kuhn) ALS, 1951, 28 pages, 8vo. To her mother. Discusses her father's portrait of the actor Bert Lahr, plus many other things...........60-80

 

534. [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.........100-200

 

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

See covers above

 

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

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Extremely Scarce Civil War Book

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

 

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

 

539. [FILM] John Leslie Coogan (1914-1984), known professionally as Jackie Coogan, was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Many years later, he became known as Uncle Fester on 1960s sitcom The Addams Family . In the interim, he sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, billed as the Coogan Act. SIGNED picture removed from some publication, showing him as a child actor. Approx. 9x11. VG........25-35

 

21 Calais, Maine Deeds

540. Grouping of arrox. 21 Deeds and Lease documents from Calais, Maine, dating from 1857-1900. Appears to have connection to the Rounds Family from that area. Varied conditions.........75-100

 

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

 

Archive From Kuhn Estate

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

547. Charles Sackville, 2nd Duke of Dorset PC (1711-1769) British nobleman, politician, and cricketer. He was styled Lord Buckhurst from 1711 to 1720 and Earl of Middlesex from 1720 to 1765. He was bitterly opposed, politically, to his father, and ventured to oppose his candidates in the boroughs he controlled. He became an ally of Frederick, Prince of Wales. In the 1734 election, he was defeated at Kent, but was returned as Member of Parliament for East Grinstead. He was appointed Captain of Walmer Castle in September. He continued to sit for East Grinstead until 26 May 1741, when he accepted the office of High Steward of the Honour of Otford. He was returned for Sussex in a by-election in 1742, and for Old Sarum at the 1747 election. He served as a Lord of the Treasury from 1743 until 1747, and was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Sussex on 20 October 1745. He was appointed Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales in 1747, and served until Frederick's death in 1751. Middlesex married Hon. Grace Boyle, daughter and heir of Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, on 30 October 1744, but they had no children. During the 1754 election, he unsuccessfully contested Westminster, and held no seat until the next election. He returned to the House of Commons as Member for East Grinstead from 1761 until 1765. In that year, he succeeded his father as Duke of Dorset, and also as Lord Lieutenant of Kent, and was made a Privy Councillor in 1766. However, he did not long enjoy the ducal honours. Upon his death in 1769 in London, he was succeeded by his nephew, John Sackville. ALS, Asley, June 14, 1752, 1-1/2pp. Concerns monetary matters. Small chip missing bottom edge affecting one words o/w very good condition for its age........75-100

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

 

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

 

550. (AMERICANA LOT) MAINE lot of 20+ letters from Homer family in Bucksport, mostly 1880's & 90's, most with stamps envelopes. 19 of them with envelopes with postage stamps. Not read for content.....40-60

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

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

 

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

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RARE LOUISIANA DOCUMENT

554. [NEW ORLEANS] Jacob Barker (1779-1871) American financier and lawyer. He was born in Swan Island, Maine, in 1779, of Quaker parentage. He went to New York at the age of 16, engaged in trade, and soon amassed a considerable fortune. Beginning in 1811, Fitz-Greene Halleck was employed by him for twenty years. Early in the War of 1812 he was instrumental in securing a loan of $5,000,000 for the national government. In 1815, he founded the Exchange Bank of New York. He was a member of the New York State Senate in 1816. Subsequently he became interested in many other large financial institutions in the city, including the Life and Fire Insurance Company, on the failure of which in 1826 he, with a number of others, was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to defraud. At first he acted as his own lawyer, however, eventually eminent attorneys Benjamin F. Butler and Thomas Addis Emmet (1764&endash;1827) were counsels for his defense. The jury disagreed on the first trial and convicted Barker on the second trial; but an appeal was granted and the indictment was finally quashed. He removed to New Orleans in 1834, became prominent in financial circles, was admitted to the bar, and practiced with success in insurance cases. In the 1840s he collaborated with Rowland G. Hazard to secure the release of free African-Americans who were being illegally detained in Louisiana under the assumption they were escaped slaves. At the close of the American Civil War he was elected to the United States Senate, but Louisiana not having been readmitted to the Union, he was not allowed to take his seat. In 1867 he was declared bankrupt and spent the last few years of his life with his son in Philadelphia. Barker published The Rebellion: Its Consequences and the Congressional Committee, Denominated the Reconstruction Committee, with their Action (1866). Offered here is a rare document signed by Jacob Baker, as the attorney for R.G. Hazard in United States Circuit Court, New Orleans, 1845. Approx. 8-1/4 x 4". Superb condition. Provenance: Papers of Roland G. Hazard...........100-150

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555. [ART] Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) American Impressionist painter. He is known for his paintings of people at leisure in Central Park, and on the beaches of New York and New England. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. From June 10, 1879 to March 9, 1881 he studied with Thomas Satterwhite Noble. He later studied at the Royal Academy in Munich with the American-born instructor Carl Marr. After returning to Cincinnati in 1885 he resumed his studies with Noble. In 1886 he departed for Paris, where he studied with Fernand Cormon. In 1895 he relocated to New York City and remained there until his death in 1927. Until the age of 39 Potthast earned a living as a lithographer. The purchase of one of his paintings by the Cincinnati Museum of Art may have encouraged him to abandon lithography for a career as a painter. His paintings retained the subdued colors and strong contrasts of the Munich school until he adopted the Impressionist palette late in his career. His work is included in many major museums in the United States. Offered here is an original lithograph, plate signed, 10 x 8 in. plus margins. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents. This project was done in 1918. The title of this print is "Boys On The Beach. This is in very good condition except for one corner crease which is well away from the image. Extraodinarily rare......100-150

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556. [PROTEST DOCUMENT] Alonzo Franklin - signed document, 1841, 1p, 7-3/4 x 12-1/4". He signs a "Protest" document as Notary Public to the Leather Manufacturer's Bank, stating that a note could not be paid and that they are unable to locate the drawer. Its interesting to note that this bank also sold Slave insurance in the United States which has become a matter of historical and legislative interest. In the history of slavery in the United States, a number of insurance companies wrote policies insuring slave owners against the loss, damage, or death of their slaves. The fact that a number of insurers continue the businesses that serviced these policies has brought attention to this history. Attorney Deadria Farmer-Pallmann discovered an 1852 circular that named insurers that serviced some of these policies. National Loan Fund Life Assurance Company distributed a circular entitled. "A Method by Which Slave Owners May Be Protected From Loss" which named The Merchants Bank and The Leather Manufactures Bank as institutions able to pay and adjust claims. Under a typical policy a slave could be insured for $500.00 with an annual premium of about $11.25. Disclosure legislation - On September 30, 2000 Governor Gray Davis of California signed two bills relating to slave insurance. One bill was written by former California State Senator Tom Hayden. The California legislature found that [I] Insurance policies from the slavery era have been discovered in the archives of several insurance companies, documenting insurance coverage for slaveholders for damage to or death of their slaves, issued by a predecessor insurance firm. These documents provide the first evidence of ill-gotten profits from slavery, which profits in part capitalized insurers whose successors remain in existence today. The California insurance commissioner has the power to request slave insurance policies from insurance companies doing business in California. A second bill, which is called UC Slavery Colloquium Bill (SB 111737) allows the University of California the option to hold a conference on the economics of slavery. Important organizations such as Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH and the NAACP supported these bills. In California and other states calls have been made to verify any documents that showed profits from slavery on the part of capitalized insurers whose successors remain in existence today. Part of Governor Davis' Bill included: 13810 The Commissioner shall request and obtain information in the state regarding any records of slave-holder insurance. Next the Commissioner shall obtain the names of any slave holders or slaves described in the insurance records. Also each insurer licensed and doing business in the state must show any insurance policies issued to slave-holders that provided coverage for damage to or death to their slaves. Last any slaves whose ancestors' owners were compensated for damages by insurers are entitled to full disclosure. OKay - if you are still with me here, this document does not mention anything about slavery. Attached to thie document, however, is a smaller 1840 document signed on the verso by Roland G. Hazard. It was about this time when Hazard got involved with the issues of slavery. Condition" two edge tears at middle right affect little if anything o/w VG...........100-150

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557. [PROTEST DOCUMENT] Folker J. Beck - NY Notary Public & attorney. Signed Protest document, 1846, 1p, approx. 8 x 9-1/2". Bank of America refused payment of a note and they are unable to locate the maker. This comes out of the Roland G. Hazard papers but does not mention Hazard. VG.........50-75

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

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559. [AMERICAN GENERALS] Lot of signed cards: Robert C. Davis (1876-1944) who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1922 to 1927. Plus 5 other generals. See scan below. Some cards are toned........50-75

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

 

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

 

562. BEN HELM (b. Va. 1767-1858 ) Kentucky Frontiersman. Known as "Kitchen Knife Whetted on a Brick." Son of Capt. Thomas Helm, pioneer settler who came to Ky. in 1779. Thomas & 2 others built forts in 1780, which grew to become Elizaethtown; the area where Abraham Lincoln would be born. Benjamin became a surveyor; state senator; clerk of Hardin Co. courts. Was a major in War of 1812. He purchased the farm owned by Christopher Bush, father of Mrs. Sallie (Bush) Johnston Lincoln, step-mother of A. Lincoln. Benjamin Helm was living in Kentucky when Daniel Boone was living there. These were times of great hardship and many pioneers lost their lives to Indian attacks. Kentucky material from the pioneer era has always been rare. Whereas 1775 does not seem especially early in New England it should be noted that Daniel Boone's son was born in that year, thus becoming the first white male born in Kentucky. ADS, 1p, 7-5/8 x 6", Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY, 26 March 1807. I A summons to the sheriff for for 12 "good and lawful men" to appear before the Hardin County Court, mostly as a jury. Also signed on the verso by Geo. Helm (b. Virginia 1774-1822) In 1798, he appointed sheriff of Hardin County; was also justice of the peace. In 1813,14 & 16, he was representative in the Sate Legislature. He resigned temporarily in 1814 to serve on the staff of Gen. John Thomas, who commanded the Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans. Geo. Helm's residence in Hardin Co. was the site of the old Helm's fort [Helm Place], which was one of the original three forts which became Elizabethtown. His son was Kentucky governor, John Helm. Fine......150-250

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

 

564. Maja V. Capek - born in Bohemia and came to the United States in 1907. She studied library science at Columbia University and in 1914 was put in charge of the Czechoslovak Department of the New York Public Library. There she met Norbert Capek who was studying for a Ph.D. at City College. They were married in 1917 and moved to Belleville where Capek became pastor of a small congregation. But in 1919, having come to the conclusion that he could no longer be a Baptist, he resigned his pastorate. At the end of World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart and Czechoslovakia became independent. The Capeks, like other war refugees, were eager to return to their home country and play a part in its spiritual reawakening. By February 1922, the Capeks, working as team, had organized the Prague Congregation of Liberal Religious Fellowship. Almost immediately, the services were drawing standing-room-only crowds. In 1926, Maja was also ordained as a Unitarian minister. On June 24, 1923, the first Flower Festival was celebrated. This ritual now celebrated annually by UU congregations the world over, originated in the Prague Congregation. In 1939 Maja Capek left for the United States for what was supposed to be a brief lecture tour to raise funds for a joint Unitarian and Society of Friends program to assist endangered refugees and internees. She brought the Flower Festival Service with her and it was celebrated for the first time in the United States at the First Unitarian Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1940. Tragically, the Germans took Czechoslovakia while Maja was still on tour, which prevented her from returning to Prague. She stayed in Massachusetts during the war working at the church in New Bedford. As soon as the Nazi army took over Czechoslovakia, Capek became a marked man. He was interrogated by the Gestapo, whose spies listened to every word he preached. For a time he veiled his message of freedom in Biblical parables and religious symbolism, and for a while it worked. Then, on March 28, 1941, Capek and his youngest daughter Zora were arrested by the Gestapo. They were convicted of listening to foreign radio broadcasts, a treasonous offence. Norbert Capek be sent to the concentration camp at Dachau. In 1942 he was sent on an "invalid transport," and evidently killed that day either with poison gas or a lethal injection, although his official death certificate states that he died October 30 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Maja Capek did not learn of Norbert's death until after the war. Leadership of the Prague church passed to the Capeks' daughter and son-in-law, both ordained Unitarian ministers. Maja decided to work to help the victims of the war and joined the staff of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. She worked for a number of years as a Displaced Persons Specialist in Egypt and Palestine. Those who knew her described her as possessing tremendous drive and determination combined with a sensitive and loving heart-another fire flower blooming in the burned-out places of the world. She died in 1966. Offered here is is a rare ANS, written from Christmas postcard postmarked Praha, Czechoslovakia. To Mrs. M.G. Woodward, wife of Robert, who had died in 1924. She writes - "Sincerely wishes Maja V. Capek. Very often my thoughts fly back to the delightful days I spent in your company. Prague, Dec. 16th, 1926." VG. RARE!..............100-150

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Founder of the Army Nurse Corps.

565. Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee [1864-1940] organized volunteer nurses for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1898. McGee's organizing ability led to her appointment as the only woman Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Army, in charge of the Army's nurses. She wrote the section of the Army Reorganization Act legislation pertaining to nursing and is now known as the founder of the Army Nurse Corps. ALS, Washington DC, 11894, 1p, 4to. To Prof. Woodward. "...can Mr. Cattell claim any attention from the AAAS or its committee? Fine. Very uncommon!................200-300

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566. ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1895 bank check to the artist George DeForest Brush, with Brush's endorsement signature is on the verso. George de Forest Brush (1855 - 1941) was raised in Danbury, Connecticut, became a figure and portrait painter, especially of Plains Indian subjects whose tribal customs and traditions he depicted in a romantic style. Unlike his peers, Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, he was not interested in dramatic scenes but painted daily life, which presented a new aspect of these people to eastern viewers. He also painted "modern madonnas" or straightforward portraits of women, often with his wife, Mittie, and his children as the models. He enrolled at age 16 for three years, 1871 to 1874, at the National Academy of Design with Lemuel Wilmarth. In 1873, thanks to an anonymous benefactor, he enrolled, along with Abbott Thayer, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a pupil of Jean-Leon Gerome, whose academic style, solidly constructed figures, and highly finished technique had continuing influence on Brush. Gerome had also encouraged his students to explore exotic subject matter, advice Brush certainly followed in his travels West depicting the Indians. While in Paris Gerome called Volk and brush "The Twins" because they looked a lot alike and were rarely apart. They were life-long close friends. Returning to the United States in 1880, Brush traveled with his brother Alfred to Wyoming where he lived with the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes and then to Montana for several years where he painted the Crow Indians. He contributed views of Indian life to "Harper's" and "Century" magazines, and his images were of "the world of the Indian before the white man came, an idealized Indian that never was." In 1898, Brush developed the idea of camouflage for warships. He died in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1941, having had several exhibitions in New York in the 1930s. Important Brush painting now fetch several million dollars at auction...............100-150

 

Wagon Accident

567. [AMERICANA] Sister [Elizabeth ?] writes her brother, James O. Hollister, Staten Island, NY, a folded stampless letter from New Marlborough, Mass., July 14, 1845, 2 long pages. Includes another letter, perhaps, from another sister on the 3rd pages. Describes a wagon accident in which a horse fell and broke its neck on the fourth of July. "5" manuscript is the only postal mark...........35-45

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568. [VERMONT] DARWIN A. SMALLEY - Union soldier in the civil war. 2d Lieut. Major, Co. B, 7th Regt. A Vermont lawyer who later moved to Meridan, Mississippi. ALS, Burlington [VT], 2-1/3 pp, 8vo. To Hon. E.N. Briggs. Regarding a legal matter.....................20-30

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569. [MIXED LOT OF POLITICS] [1] Archibald McIntyre (1773 -1858) American merchant and politician. He was a member from Montgomery County of the New York State Assembly from 1798 to 1802, in 1804, 1812 and 1820-21. He was Deputy Secretary of State from 1801 to 1806. He was New York State Comptroller from 1806 to 1821. He was a presidential elector in 1828 and 1840. In partnership with his son-in-law David Henderson, he ran iron ore mines in and around North Elba, New York , like the North Elba Ironworks, the McIntyre Mine and the Adirondack Iron Company. He was also involved in the early development of Jersey City, New Jersey. From 1821 to 1834, he and his partner Henry Yates (brother of Governor Joseph C. Yates) operated the lotteries in New York and other states. Among others, they sold tickets for the Union College lottery, which led to a controversy that was settled only in 1854. On May 20, 1842, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad was sold at a public sale of the Comptroller in Albany to Henry Yates and Archibald McIntyre for the sum of $4,500, an additional sum of $13,500 being paid for the equipment. Yates and McIntyre then reorganized the road on April 13, 1843, under the name of Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Co. In 1849, they sold it to the Leggett's Gap Railroad, and it became later part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. CLIP SIGNATURE 1809. Good example. [2] La Fayette Grover (1823 - 1911) Democratic politician and lawyer from Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, serving from 1870 to 1877. A native of Maine, he previously was a member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature, represented Oregon in the United States House of Representatives, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Grover later served one term in the United States Senate. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [3] Philetus Sawyer (1816-1900) US Senator from Wisconsin. Sawyer County, Wisconsin, is named for him. Nice SIGNATURE. Click to see signature [4] JAMES H. PLATT JR. [1837-1894] Representative from Virginia; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as first sergeant of the Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry; served as captain and lieutenant colonel; declined assignment to duty as chief quartermaster of the Sixth Corps; settled in Petersburg, Va., April 6, 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Platt [5] [CABINET] John A. Creswell (1828- 1891) American politician from Maryland. He served as Postmaster General of the United States during the Grant administration. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [6] ALEX. H. JONES [1822-1901] Representative from North Carolina; enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned; made his escape November 14, 1864; again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md.; after the war returned to North Carolina. SIGNATURE. [7] John Roach (1815-1887) American industrialist who rose from humble origins as an Irish immigrant laborer to found the largest and most productive shipbuilding empire in the postbellum United States, John Roach & Sons. After twenty years in the employment of Allaire, Roach at the age of 37 together with three partners purchased a small New York ironworks which had fallen into receivership, the Etna Iron Works, in 1852. Roach soon became sole proprietor, and during the American Civil War transformed the Etna Works into a major manufacturer of marine engines. From 1871 until 1885, John Roach & Sons was easily the largest and most productive shipbuilding firm in the United States, building more tonnage of ships than its next two chief competitors combined. In the mid-1880s the firm ran into trouble with a series of U.S. Navy contracts which became the subject of political controversy. His ink signature on 3 x 1-3/4 in. card. VG. [8] Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836-1926) US politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate. Cannon is the second-longest continuously serving Republican Speaker in history. Signature. Click to see signature [9] Wm. Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908) a member of the Democratic Party, was a politician who served the State of Maryland as a United States Senator, the 35th Governor, the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and the State Attorney General. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [10] WELLER, John B., a Representative from Ohio and a Senator from California; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1812; attended the public schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Butler County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1833-1836; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; served in the Mexican War 1846-1847; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio in 1848; member of the commission to establish the boundary line between California and Mexico in 1849 and 1850; moved to California and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat from California to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from January 30, 1852, to March 3, 1857; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Thirty-fourth Congress); Governor of California 1858-1860; appointed Minister to Mexico in 1860 and was recalled in 1861; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1867 and continued the practice of law; died in New Orleans, La., August 17, 1875; interment in Girod Street Cemetery; cemetery destroyed in 1959 and unclaimed remains commingled with 15,000 others and deposited beneath Hope Mausoleum, St. John's Cemetery, New Orleans, La. SIGNATURE. See Weller signature.......60-80

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

 

571. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1923 bank check to the artist Gardner Symons, with Symon's endorsement signature is on the verso. Gardner Symons (1861 - 1930) born in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Art Institute and met his lifelong friend, William Wendt. Further study followed in London, Paris, and Munich. Upon his return to the states, Symons moved west to California, and along with Wendt, built a studio in Laguna Beach where he was able paint en plein air year-round. He remained involved in southern California art, but maintained a primary studio in New York. He is best remembered for his snowy winter landscapes of New England.............60-80

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572. (EISENHOWER) MAURICE JOHNSON - photo-journalist. Original 1951 International News Photo, showing President Eisenhower walking with his press secretary, James Hagerty, and assistant press secretary, Murray Snyder. Mentions Ike's recent Book-Burning speech and the speculation that it was aimed at Senator Joseph McCarthy. 7 x 9 photo with newswire caption attached to back. VG..................80-120

 

 

Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

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

 

KENTUCKY PIONEER - LINCOLN

574. [LINCOLN ASSOCIATION] WM. BUSH [1763-1840] the eldest son of Christopher and Hannah Bush, built a large 2-story house on his farm located near what is today known as the Tunnel Hill Road, off present Bardstown Road; it still stands, with the Bush family burial ground nearby, where over 70 members of the Bush family are buried. His sister, Sarah, married Thomas Lincoln after the death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. William Bush grew up and worked at various jobs and acquired land like his parents. In 1794 he married Elizabeth Rhodes. Kentucky became a state in 1792, but the legal problems of William Bush began much earlier. Although prosperous, he was frequently entangled in lawsuits. His reputation was guarded and he did not enjoy the respect accorded other members of the Bush family. He didn't hesitate to charge others - and was accused himself of criminal trespass. Little is known of Lincoln's relationship with the Bush family. Lincoln claimed that his family's "removal (to Indiana) was partly on account of slavery, but chiefly on account of the difficulty in land titles in Kentucky." The Knob Creek farm of the Lincolns was located in Kentucky near the Old Cumberland Road leading from Louisville to Nashville, Tenn. Thomas Lincoln was known to be anti-slavery, and as a young boy Abraham probably observed slaves being taken in chains to Southern markets, on the road beside his home. In October of 1798, William Bush filed suit against J. McCreey for uncollected debt after the delivery of four slaves sold to him by Bush. History books have not examined the cantankerous nature of the President's uncle by marriage - let alone the fact that there was a slave-trader in the family. In the MANUSCRIPTS publication [summer 2002] there appears an article written by Blaine Houmes, a physician practicing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Title - THAT ROGUE, WILLIAM BUSH. Offered here is a 1798 manuscript document signed by William Bush concerning a debt owed to George Berry, who bought the first mill built in Elizabethtown. Lincoln's father helped to build that sawmill. This document is also signed by Armisted Smith [his X mark], Jona Gray, Isaac M'name, Philip Rogers, and Aaron Braden. Lightly toned with normal folds wear. Approx. 7-1/2 x 8 in....................300-400

Wm. Bush document - front side

Wm. Bush document - back side

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

 

Original Portrait of James Kent

576. (ART) Asher B. Durand (1796-1886). American engraver and painter, b. Jefferson Village, N.J. Established reputation with The Signing of the Declaration of Independence, after Trumbull (1823); engraved portraits, gift book illustrations, banknotes. A founder of National Academy of Design (1826); president (1845-61). In 1836 he turned to painting, at first chiefly of portraits and figure pieces; later, turned to landscape painting, drawing inspiration from scenery of Hudson River Valley and New England; regarded as a founder (with Thomas Cole) of Hudson River school of landscape. Original circa 1834 engraving by A.B. Durand of the famed American jurist James Kent, b. near Brewster, N.Y., July 31, 1763, d. Dec. 12, 1847, was a U.S. jurist whose Commentaries on American Law (4 vols., 1826-30) made him known as "the American Blackstone." After graduating from Yale University, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1785. He practiced law in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and then taught law at Columbia College, New York City, from 1794 to 1798. In 1798 he was appointed to the New York Supreme Court, becoming chief judge in 1804. In 1814 he was made chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery, where his opinions contributed to development of the law of equity in the United States. His Commentaries were published in five editions during his lifetime. Image approx. 4.5 x 3.5 plus margins. Image & surrounding area is in very clean condition...............75-100

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To The Actor Roland Young

577. [THEATRE] GERALD SAVORY [1909-1996] Playwright. TLS, San Francisco, c. 1930s, 1p, 8vo. Mentions two of his plays: UPPER BIRTH and LOVE WENT A-RIDING. To Roland Young.....50-75

 

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

 

 

One of the more influential early American geologists

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

 

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

 

Considered the foremost authority on the Moon

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

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

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583. [ART] Childe Hassam (1859-1935) American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was an influential American artist of the early 20th century. Offered here is an original lithograph, plate signed, 10 x 8 in. plus margins. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents. This project was done in 1918. Do do not know the title of this print. This is in very good condition. Extraodinarily rare......400-600

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

 

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

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

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Union Lt. Colonel - 3rd Vermont

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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591. BILL HEADS - collection of 36, dating from 1874 to 1905, mostly illustrated. 26 from New York and 10 from other cities like Boston, Providence, and an early one from Liverpool [no year showing]. Varied conditions but most are G-VG..........60-80

 

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

 

593. William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (1768-1854) British politician who served in various positions in the governments of George Canning and Lord Goderich. ALS, 1846, 2pp...........40-60

Portland - first page

Portland - 2nd page

 

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

 

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

Portrait of Sainton

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

603. [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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

607. [MUSIC] CHARLES N. GRANVILLE [b. 1876] English-American baritone & voice teacher. Signed/inscribed 1920 photo, approx. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2..............50-75

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

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

 

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

 

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

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613. [BRITAIN] Francis William Newman [1805-1897]. English scholar. Brother of John Henry Newman; in college lost sympathy with Anglicanism and became nonconformist; unsectarian missionary to Baghdad (1830-33); tutor, Bristol Coll. (1834-40); professor, Manchester New Coll. (1840-46), U. Coll., London (1846-69); took part in religious controversy on the rationalistic side, opposed to his brother. Author of History of the Hebrew Monarchy (1847), The Soul (1849), Phases of Faith (1850), and numerous scholarly, educational, social, and political works. ALS, 1876, 1-1/4 pp. Nice letter declining as he has previous engagement. VG.........75-100

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Newman - back side

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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619. (CHINA RAILROADING IN 1923). ORIGINAL 8% Interest bond issued by the Republic of China for the Chemin De Per Lung Tsing-U-Hai Railroad, Brussels, Belgium, lO June 1923. Folio. With original coupons. Printed signatures of officials as customary.............60-80

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620. (SWEDEN) ERNST KREUGER (1852-1946) Swedish financier. Document Signed, Kreuger and Toll Company, Stockholm, Sweden, 1926. Folio. Bond. With original coupons and imprinted British revenue stamps. Ernst Kreuger has personally signed this certificate. The certificate has (as was customery) the printed signatures of six other corporate officials including IVAR KREUGER (1880-1932) the Swedish industrialist, financier, and swindler known as "the Match King." VG...........75-100

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California Gold Rush

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

 

622. [PHOTOGRAPHY] EARLY PHOTOGRAPH - CHURCH OF SPIRITO SANTO, BOLOGNA. Approx. 7-5/8 x 10" plus slim backboard margins. Circa 1870s. VG...........50-75

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623. [PHOTOGRAPHY] EARLY PHOTOGRAPH - RAPHAEL (1483-1520) Heliodorus Expelling The Wicked From The Temple. Vatican, Rome. Approx. 9-3/4 x 7-1/2" plus slim backboard margins. Circa 1870s. VG...........50-75

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

632. Somersworth, New Hampshire - 3 Great Falls Gas Light Co. documents, receipts of payment from Cyrus Freeman. All dated 1872. Approx. 7 x 2-3/4"...........20-30

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

643. Dover, New Hampshire - 4 documents, dated 1816-17, all signed by Mark Walker. He was from Dover. These are from the Andrew Rollins papers. Each about 7 x 3"...........25-35

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

Portrait of Capt. Walker

 

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

 

646. 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

 

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

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

 

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

 

650. [NEBRASKA] Algernon Sidney Paddock (1830-1897) American politician who served as a Republican secretary of Nebraska Territory and U.S. Senator from Nebraska after statehood. In 1860 he campaigned heavily for Abraham Lincoln in Nebraska and New York. In 1861, Paddock was appointed by Lincoln as secretary of the Nebraska Territory. He held that position until Nebraska became a state in 1867; he also served as acting governor in 1861. When Nebraska became a state, he ran for seats in both the United States House and United States Senate, but lost. President Andrew Johnson offered him the position of governor of Wyoming Territory, but Paddock declined that position. Signed album page. VG.......25-35

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Portrait of Sen. Paddock

 

651. [CIVIL WAR] JOHN TAFFE [1827-1884] US Representative from Nebraska; born in Indianapolis, Ind.; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served as major in the Second Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry. Fine SIGNATURE...............25-35

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652. [ILLINOIS] John R. Thomas (1846-1914) U.S. Representative from Illinois. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War , and rose from the rank of private to that of captain of Company D, 120th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. SIGNATURE. FINE example......20-30

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653. [MICHIGAN] 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...........20-30

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Portrait of Sen. Conger

 

First Gov. & Senator Of Idaho

654. [IDAHO] George L. Shoup [1836-1904] he was the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Senators. Clip signature..........25-35

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Portrait of Shoup

 

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

 

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

 

Iowa Volunteer Cavalry

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

 

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

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Portrait of Hoge

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mount Heyburn Is Named For Him

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

 

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

 

3 Antique Views of Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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9-Vol. Set on Abraham Lincoln

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

 

772. PROFESSOR W.M. DAVIS (William Morris. 1850-1934), U.S. geographer, geologist, and meteorologist, who founded the science of geomorphology, the study of landforms. Davis taught at Harvard University from 1876 until his retirement in 1912, and in 1904 he helped found the Association of American Geographers. Included among his more than 500 published works are Elementary Meteorology (1894) and Physical Geography (1898). After retiring, he continued to write and conducted exhaustive studies of coral formations, which resulted in the publication of The Coral Reef Problem in 1928. ANS, 1908. Accepts invitation of Dr. Woodward. Fine...........50-75

 

773. [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

 

 

774. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1895 bank check to the artist Lockwood De Forest, with De Forest's endorsement signature is on the verso. Lockwood Deforest (1896 - 1949) Born in NYC on Jan. 9, 1896. Raised in an artistic milieu, DeForest was a pupil of his father. After graduation from Williams College in Massachusetts, he moved to Santa Barbara in 1917 and was a prominent landscape architect there until his death on March 30, 1949. His horticulture paintings and small landscapes of the Baja peninsula and southern California were done prior to 1927........50-75

 

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

 

776. [BRITAIN] Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford KP (1806-1864) styled Viscount Acheson between 1807 and 1849, was a British peer. The son of Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford , he succeeded to that Irish Earldom (and a British peerage) upon the death of his father in 1849, but had previously been created a British peer in his own right in 1847. He was created 1st Baron Acheson, of Clancairney, County Armagh in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on 18 September 1847. He was created a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick in 1855. Member of Parliament for Armagh 1830-1847, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh 1864, Earl of Gosford 1849 - 1864, Baron Acheson 1847-1864. ALS, 1855, 3pp, approx. 4.5 x 7". VG...........25-35

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

 

Production of musical notes using an organ

 

778. [INVENTOR] The Reverend Robert Willis (1800-1875) English academic. He was the first Cambridge professor to win widespread recognition as a mechanical engineer, and first set the scientific study of vowels on a respectable foundation, but now best remembered for his extensive architectural writings, including a 4-volume treatise on the architecture of the University of Cambridge. Willis's theory of vowel production assumed a close correspondence between vowel production and the production of musical notes using an organ: the lung acted as a bellows, the vocal folds acted as the reed, and the mouth cavity acted as the organ pipe. Different vowels corresponded to mouth cavities(/organ pipes) of different lengths, which were independent of the properties or vibrations of the vocal folds(/reed). Willis's 1830 paper On vowel sounds, and on reed-organ pipes is usually given as the reference for this theory, and is often contrasted with Wheatstone's "harmonic" theory of vowel production.Russell devotes two chapters to the discussion of these two theories in his 1928 book on The Vowel , and Willis and Wheatstone figure prominently in the discussion of vowel theories given by Chiba and Kajiyama in their 1941 book of the same name. ALS, Cambridge, 1851, 2pp. He returns something which he fears he has kept too long / have looked on them carefully and made necessary alterations / return proofs of my plates which are very well executed, etc. VG. EXCESSIVELY RARE!.....100-200

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779. [THEATRE EPHEMERA] Program for the play "Romany Rye", Royal Princess Theatre, 1882. Pictured on cover is Wilson Barrett. Cast included Barrett, Miss Eastlake, E.S. Willard, among others. VG condition. Approx. 4-1/8 x 6-1/8". Stiff paper, 4pp.........25-35

 

780. [ART] HARMON NEAL -[b.1890] noted American artist. His papers are in the collection of the Archives of American Art and 2 of his paintings are in the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian. This 1972 letter was written to the German Expressionist artist, Frederick Solomon, who was living in New Hampshire at this time. You can read the letter in the pictures below. Comes with the envelope. Harmon Neal was one of the few Ogunquit artists on friendly terms with the famous artist, Walt Kuhn. There were not many Maine artists that Kuhn cared to spend any time with...............................35-45

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One-Of-A-Kind Book

781. (KENTUCKY) PIONEERS OF KENTUCKY - extract removed from New Harper's Monthly Magazine, October, 1862, pages 577 to 592, finely bound in 3/4 dark-green Morocco with marbled board, extra-illustrated with 1 engraved portrait of Daniel Boone. Fine. With leather bookplate of Frank C. Deering....................100-150

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Daniel Boone portrait in book

Inside cover

 

783. [MUSIC] Johnny Green (1908-1989) American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. His most famous song was one of his earliest, Body and Soul. He won Academy Awards for Easter Parade, An American in Paris, West Side Story, Oliver. He was a chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, leading the orchestra through 17 of the Academy Award telecasts, and a producer of television specials. Offered here is an AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED with his initials on TLS, 1957, 1p. from Leopold Friedman, of Loew's Theatres. Friedman's letter mentions "Raintree County" opening in Boston. VG.........75-100

 

Important Letter To Albert P. Wills

784. ROBERT S. WOODWARD (1849-1924) the American physicist and mathematician. Lengthy TLS [his retained copy], 1906, 1p, 4to. Signed in ink; WITH handwriting along both sides. This letter is to Prof. Albert P. Wills about "results cannot be considered as indicating very closely what the absolute value of g is; but I think they do indicate very closely the degree of precision attainable with the apparatus..." Followed by 4 rows of numbers. Bold ink signature. The value of G is an equation was given for determining the force of gravity with which an object of mass was attracted to the earth. ...........100-150

 

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

 

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

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

 

Fine Letter By Early Maine US Senator

788. [MAINE] James W. Bradbury (1802- 1901) United States Senator from Maine. Born in Parsonsfield, Maine, he attended the common schools and Gorham Academy. After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1825, he became principal of Hallowell Academy and founder of the first normal school in New England, at Effingham, New Hampshire, in 1829. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta, Maine, in 1830. There he was for a time editor of the Maine Patriot , and was prosecuting attorney for the county from 1834 until 1838. He was a member of the Baltimore convention of 1844, which nominated James K. Polk for the presidency. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, until March 3, 1853, when he declined to be a candidate for reelection. Fine ALS [folded stampless letter], Augusta [ME], June 26, 1842, 3pp, plus address leaf. Very faint postal mark + 12-1/2 ms. To his father James Bradbury at Parsonfield, Me. Why can't you get a good horse & come in easy stages? The Bankrupt Act is perfectly odious - Whigs make sorry work at administering for a party that claims all the talent. Corner missing on 3rd page affecting a few words o/w VG............60-80

 

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

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Portrait of Lee

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Her Majesty's Theatre

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

 

795. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Autograph Letter Signed, on "Studio" stationery, 1889, 4 full pages to his wife Marion. He writes about painting: attending dinner party; has to make none drawings, etc. With envelope. Excellent content. In very fresh condition. Provenance: Douglas Volk Estate in Maine...........80-120

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

 

797. [ENGLAND] John Charles Villiers, 3rd Earl of Clarendon PC (1757-1838), known as the Honourable John Charles Villiers until 1824, was a British peer and Member of Parliament. ALS, 1807, 1p. This has been expertly silked on the verso..........50-75

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Picture of Saulsbury

 

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

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

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Portrait of Earl of Mansfield

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ARTIST WHO PAINTED FAMOUS LINCOLN PORTRAIT

810. [ARCHIVE] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was cousin 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 little 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. Offered here are 21 ALSs [with envelopes], written to his wife Marion, 1880-1924. One of these is a fine letter of 24 pages. Letters total about 136 pages. Plus 25 bank checks signed by Douglas Volk. PLUS 20 letters from Marion to her husband, Douglas Volk. Her letters date 1880-1924, approx. 103 pages. We haven't read these letters for content. Wonderful archive. Total of approx. 41 letters...........600-800

 

Important Fort Leavenworth Figure

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

 

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

 

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

 

814. 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

 

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

 

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

 

817. [CABINET] Madeleine Albright [b. 1937] was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99&endash;0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Signed Newsweek Magazine, which she has signed on the cover above her head. VG...........50-75

See her autograph

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For The Portrait Collector

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nonconformist Divine

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

Parker - 2nd page

 

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

 

831. Bob Hope - signed cover [only] of TV Guide. We have researched the signature and believe its authentic...........25-35

 

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

 

833. [JAMES MONROE] MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTEENTH CONGRESS. 1817, 11pp. 5-3/4 x 9-1/2". Signed in type by the President. VG...........60-80

 

834. [FILM] Nina Foch [1924-2008] actress. Signed, inscribed 7.5 x 9.25" photo. VG......25-35

 

835. [FILM] George Murphy (1902-1992) American dancer, actor, and US senator. Signed sheet music of song "It had To Be You" from the film SHOW BUSINESS. Signed on cover showing stars Eddie Cantor, George Murphy and Joan Davis.............35-45

 

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

 

Methodism in Africa

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Seeing The Head of Lincoln

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

855. [RELIGION] J(onathan) C0GSWELL [1782-1864] Am. clergyman, born in Rowley, Massachusetts. In early life he resolved to become a minister, and persisted in his purpose, although his father opposed it and withheld pecuniary aid. He graduated with honor at Harvard in 1806, standing second in his class. From 1807 till 1809 he was a tutor at Bowdoin, pursuing his theological studies at the same time, but finishing them at Andover theological seminary, where he was graduated with the first class that completed the course in 1810, and included his life-long friends, Richard S. Storrs and Gardner Spring. The same year he was ordained as a Congregational minister and settled as pastor of the church in Saco, Maine Here he remained for eighteen years, when his health compelled him to resign. During this period he saved a sum of nearly $1,000 with a view to purchasing a house; but when the work of foreign missions was established and an eloquent appeal was made in his church for aid, he gave every dollar of his savings to the cause. From 1829 till 1834 he was pastor of the New Britain church in Berlin, Connecticut In 1832 he was appointed trustee of his brother Nathaniel Cogswell's large estate, of which he and his family were the principal heirs. In May, 1834, he accepted the chair of ecclesiastical history m the Theological institute of Connecticut at East Windsor Hill. He not only filled this position gratuitously for ten years, but contributed liberally to the institution not alone in money, but by giving most of his large and valuable library. He resigned his professorship in 1844 and removed to New Brunswick, New Jersey There, in company with Dr. Janeway and John R. Ford, he erected a tasteful edifice known as the 2d Presbyterian church, contributing a large proportion of the cost, in addition to giving one half of the cost of the parsonage and a thousand dollars toward the support of a minister, followed by frequent gifts to the pastor and people up to the time of his death. He was one of the early members of the New York historical society, a life director of the American Bible society, a life member of the American tract society, and connected with numerous other organizations, to all of which he contributed liberally. President Harrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rufus Choate, and Oliver Wendell Holmes are all connected with the Cogswells through female branches of the family. Offered here is a very fine ALS, East Windsor Hill, 1839, 3 full pages with last two lines & signature on address leaf which is postmarked. Written to Daniel W. Lord, Kennebunkport, Maine. Interesting comments about events in Maine in 1839, esp. Gov. Fairchild and the Aroostook War. The still-lingering border dispute with British North America came to head in 1839 when Maine Governor Fairfield declared virtual war on Britain over the incursion of lumbermen from New Brunswick into northern Maine. Four regiments of Maine militia were mustered in Bangor and marched to the border of British North America, ready for a fight. Known as the Aroostook War , the dispute was settled by Federal intervention before any blood was shed, although the final border between the two countries was not established until the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. Very fine condition...............100-150

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS

860. James B. Longacre (1794-1869) American engraver, b. Delaware Co., Pa. Known for his work in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (4 vols., 1834-39); chief engraver, U.S. Mint (1844-69). Original portrait engraving of William Wirt (1772-1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. Image size 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. plus clean margins. VG.........25-35

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861. James B. Longacre (1794-1869) American engraver, b. Delaware Co., Pa. Known for his work in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (4 vols., 1834-39); chief engraver, U.S. Mint (1844-69). Original portrait engraving of Otho Holland Williams (1749-1794) was a Continental Army officer from Maryland in the American Revolutionary War. He entered service volunteering at a Lieutenant in 1775 and eventually rising to the rank of Brigadier General. Image size 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. plus clean margins. VG.........25-35

 

862. James B. Longacre (1794-1869) American engraver, b. Delaware Co., Pa. Known for his work in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans (4 vols., 1834-39); chief engraver, U.S. Mint (1844-69). Original portrait engraving of Caspar Wistar (1761-1818) American anatomist and physician. Image size 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. plus clean margins. VG.........25-35

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

867. [GEN. CUSTER] Wm. Badger (1826- ), Son of New Hampshire Governor William Badger, captain of the 6th infantry of Rhode Island, brevetted a captain for gallant and meritorious services during the Civil War. Capt. Badger served under General George Armstrong Custer at Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory. A lengthy 1-page AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1886, folio. An accounting for the work done for him by Lizzie Thomas [she also signs]..............100-150

See Badger

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Front side

Back side

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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881. Italy - appears to be circa early 20th century [1910-1930] collections of real photographs, postcard pictures, and handwritten descriptions of places in various places in Italy. All pages on loose. Most of the images art glued down but front the fronts there are approx. 97 "real" photos, many in the form of postcards; also approx. 98 postcard images [many of these might actually be real photos], plus a few pictures and many handwritten pages describing the images. Kind of difficult to describe..........200-300

Italy 1

Italy 2

Italy 3

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

 

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

 

884. [ACTORS & ACTRESSES] Comprised of: [1] JIMMY DEAN [1928-2010] American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean Sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting in 1957, rising to fame for his 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John". His acting career included a supporting role in the 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. He lived near Richmond, Virginia and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, although he was formally inducted posthumously. Sig/inscribed 3x5 card. [2] Frankie Avalon (b. 1940) American actor, singer, and former teen idol. Signature that was clipped from postcard he signed. Indentified in ink as having been signed in January 1962. Approx. 3 x 1.5". [3] MIitzi Gaynor (b. 1931) American actress, singer and dancer. Signed 3x5 slip. Identified as having been signed on April 6, 1957. [4] Martin Milner [b. 1931] & George Maharis [b. 1928] actors who starred together in Route 66 on TV. Pencil signatures of both on 3x5 slip. Identified as having been signed on Aug. 14, 1961. [5] Ann Sothern [1909-2001] Am. actress. Signed 3x5 card. [6] Jerry Lewis (b. 1926) American comedian, actor, producer, writer, director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor on stage, screen and television, his singing ability in a string of music album recordings and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Signed & inscribed Parade magazine cover [front page only]. He writes date 9/88. One fold. [7] Robert Sterling (1917-2006) American film and television actor. SIGNED 8 x 10 photo [youthful pose]. VG. [8] Marion Mack - actress. ANS, 1987, on 3x5 card. [9] John Ireland (1914-1992) Academy Award-nominated actor and sometime film director. Signed/inscribed album page. [10] Biff Elliot - actor who played Mike Hammer in Mickey Spillane's "I, the Jury" (1953 film). He writes "To Shirley Who appreciate Bette who appreciates acting who Biff appreciates Biff Elliot.".......80-120

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

The map

Abraham Lincoln of Illinois President

 

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

SCAN 1

SCAN 2

 

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

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

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889. [PRESIDENT] Portrait of Andrew Johnson, antique engraved portrait. Paper size approx. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4". VG..........25-35

See Andrew Johnson

Original Winslow Homer

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

Original Winslow Homer

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

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

See Bienville

 

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

 

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

See Milton

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

 

ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

See Garrick

 

For The Portrait Collector

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

 

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

 

905. [CABINET] WM. HUNTER (1805 - 1886) was a politician and diplomat from Rhode Island. He was one of two assistants (George P. Fisher being the other) to John M. Clayton during his term as Secretary of State from 1849 to 1850, had served as acting Secretary of State on two occasions, once in 1853 and again in 1860 and served as Assistant Secretary of State in 1855 under President Franklin Pierce. He died in 1886. Signed document fragment, 1852............35-45

 

906. (JUVENILE JUSTICE) BENJAMIN B. LINDSEY (1869-1943). American jurist; wrote statute establishing (1899 at Denver) the first juvenile court in U.S., as presiding judge (1900-1927) introduced reforms; that juvenile offenders should be treated rather than punished, that they should be protected as wards of court; featured in the "Profiles in Courage" television program (one episode) which was based on John F. Kennedy's book of biographies dramatizing the life of courageous Americans. Typewritten Letter Signed, Denver, Colorado, August 31, 1928. 8vo. To Longmans, Green and Co. Sends thanks for Ernest R. Groves's THE MARRIAGE CRISIS. Lindsey championed the idea of companiate marriage..............25-35

See Lindsey letter

 

907. [OLYMPIC SKATERS] BONNIE BLAIR & NANCY KERRIGAN - both have signed OLYMPIC HEROES page from some publication. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4........25-35

 

908. [ART] ALFRED JOS. STOTHARD [1793-1864] British artist, medallist; he executed medallions of George IV, Byron, Canning, and Sir Walter Scott, exhibiting twenty works at the academy between 1821 and 1845. He designed the grand staircase in Buckingham Palace. ALS, [1823], 1p, approx. 7 x 5". To Mr. Pickering asking that the bearer be permitted to see the Satin Wood Frame....Canterbury....."in order that he may make one for me...." Rather than attempt to describe faults we will picture both sides below. Very uncommon British art autograph.............40-60

 

909. [KENTUCKY] William Ross Wallace (1819-1881) American poet best known for writing "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World". Wallace was born in Lexington, Kentucky; his father, a Presbyterian preacher, died when Wallace was still an infant. He contributed to Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's Magazine, Harper's Weekly, the New York Ledger, and the Louisville Daily Journal. William Cullen Bryant said of his writings: "They are marked by a splendor of imagination and an affluence of diction which show him the born poet."Edgar Allan Poe, a friend of Wallace's, referred to him as "one of the very noblest of American poets". Brief ALS, slightly trimmed, NY, 1859, approx. 4-3/8 x 3-1/2". Sends his autograph...........60-80

 

910. [THEATRE] Bessie McCoy - the Vaudeville star who is remembered for her Yama Yama Man routine. She was married to the author Richard Harding Davis. ALS, [1910], 3pp. plus envelope............60-80

McCoy page 1

McCoy page 2

McCoy page 3

 

911. [BRITISH] Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886) Anglican archbishop and poet. In 1856 Trench became Dean of Westminster Abbey, a position which suited him. Here he introduced evening nave services. In January 1864 he was advanced to the post of Archbishop of Dublin. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley had been first choice, but was rejected by the Irish Church , and, according to Bishop Wilberforce's correspondence, Trench's appointment was favoured neither by the prime minister nor the lord-lieutenant. It was, moreover, unpopular in Ireland, and a blow to English literature; yet it turned out to be fortunate. Trench could not prevent the disestablishment of the Irish Church, though he resisted with dignity. But, when the disestablished communion had to be reconstituted under the greatest difficulties, it was important that the occupant of his position should be a man of a liberal and genial spirit. Brief ALS, 1868, 1p,, mounted to album sheet...........25-35

Portrait of Trench

 

912. [BRITISH] Francis Jeune or François Jeune (1806-1868) Dean of Jersey, 1838-1844, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford and Bishop of Peterborough, 1864-1868. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1858 to 1862. ALS, 1865, 3pp, signed " Peterborough." Last page is laid down to album sheet............40-60

Portrait of Jeune

 

913. [EDWIN M. STANTON] LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR. "A resolution....relative to clerks employed in the War Department." 1866, 23pp. Ex. Doc. No. 116, 39th Congress, 1st Session, US House of Rep. 5-3/4 x 9". Signed in type by the SECRETARY OF WAR. VG......25-35

 

914. (GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION). JAMES HAY, JR. (1881-1936) American writer; directed publicity nationwide for the George Washington Bicentennial Comrnission. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1915. Bank check containing vignette of the bank. A wonderful addition to any collection of George Washington Bicentennial items - this was the man behind the entire nationwide publicity campaign for this event which included the issuance of a series of United States postage stamps honoring George Washington and numerous philatelic covers for the event. A SCARCE AUTOGRAPH. ...............50-75

 

915. Gerald Massey (1828-1907) English poet and self-taught Egyptologist. ALS, no date, on both sides. Want half dozen sets of "my Poems..." .................25-35

 

916. Anne Jeffreys (b. 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American actress and singer. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo...............20-30

 

Original Drawing

917. [ART] Alexander POPE [1849-1924] important American artist. One of his paintings realized $186,000 at a Maine auction, a record in Maine for a work of art that stood for many years. We purchased his drawings, both childhood and adult, and his scrapbook & some of his photographs of his paintings over a decade ago. The ORIGINAL pencil sketche[s] offered here is unsigned and guaranteed without a time limit to the original purchaser. Approx. 6 x 6-1/4 in. sheet irregular size. This is an early drawing circa 1865-70 although not dated. Very good condition. . The Maine Antique Digest [sometime in 1998] reported that the Pope painting that brought $186,000 in Maine was resold at Sothebys, Dec. 3, 1998, for $552,500. Virtually all Alexander Pope drawings that have appeared on the market in decades have come from our collection.........100-150

Pope - see other side

 

918. [ART] EDWARD J. POYNTER [1836-1919] English historical painter. Director of National Gallery (1894-1904). Executed decorative designs in fresco, mosaic, stained glass, pottery; known for classic oil paintings, including Israel in Egypt (1867), Atalanta' s Race (1876), Lesbia and Her Sparrow (1907). ALS, 1896, 2pp, approx. 4x6 in.........75-100

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919. [ART] Frank Dicksee (Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee. 1853-1928) English painter. Known for medieval subjects and portraits; president of Royal Academy (1924-28). ALS, 1923, 1p......50-75

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

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Interesting Book - Magic

921. (ORIENTAL MAGIC) PROFESSOR SAMRI S. BALDWIN. Magician known as The White Mahatma. THE SECRETS OF MAHAIMA LAND EXPLAINED, T. J. Dyson and Son, Brooklyn, New York, 1895. 120 pages. Numerous illustrations of magic tricks. Features such magic tricks as 1. The Great Basket Trick. 2. The Shrine of Koot Hoomi. 3. Buried Alive. 4. Liquid Lightning. 5. Egyptian Sorcery. 6. Lessons in Mesmerism. 7. Clairvoyant Development. 8. Intuitive Intimations. 9. The Mango Tree's Growth. 10. The Burning Fakeers. ll. The Bewitched Stone. 12. Conventrated Hades. 13. A Madras Miracle. 14. Hypnotic Hallucinations. 15. How to be a Medium. 16. Somnomistic Telepathy. A magnificent magic book whose stated purpose, as given on the title page: "Teaching and Explaining the Performances of the Most Celebrated Oriental Mystery Makers and Magicians in all Parts of the World.". Scuffed covers; bumped corners; some white paint spots on front cover; contents very good condition.........400-600

 

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

 

923. [ENTERTAINMENT] MIXED LOT: [1] FRED. MACCABE [19th c. Impersonator] Signature. [2] Sims Reeves [1821-1900] was the foremost English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor vocalist of the mid-Victorian era. Signature 1877. [3] Charles Alexander Calvert (1828-1879) British actor and theatre manager noted for Shakespearean "revivals" featuring elaborate staging and historically accurate sets and costumes. AQS. [4] Barry Sullivan (1821-1891) acclaimed stage actor who played many classical parts in England, Australia and America. Signature 1877. [5] Henry James Byron (1835-1884) prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor. Signature 1877. [6] Lavinia Ducrow - actress. Signature. [7] Helen Lemmens Sherrington (1834-1906) was the leading English concert and operatic soprano of the 1860s. Signature 1877. [8] W.T. Wrighton - composer. Signature [1878]. [9] Edith Wynne (1842- 1897) Welsh operatic soprano and concert singer. Signature [1877]. [10] John Coleman - actor. AQS 1877. All have been affixed to album slips............100-150

 

 

Great Episcopal Church Letter - 1877

924. Edward Shippen Watson - Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1870 - 1877.  Wrote on  religious themes. Offered here is an ALS, 8 full page letter to his Bishop [not named], St James Rectory, Lancaster, August 3, 1872. One vertical fold else very good condition. RE: The entire letter is Watson  disagreeing with the Bishop about the "Philadelphia School" which is not where Watson would send Theological students. He is surprised that the Bishop thinks the ability of its professors is unsurpassed; Watson says it's teaching is "low church or Evangelical", it's mind is antagonistic to the mind of the church as stated in the Book of Common Prayer, question of how "they" view the Holy Eucharist, fast, feast, Holy & saints days, daily service for the students. The Bishop is forbidding the General Seminary. Watson says the students' rooms are paid for after months of work finding the money & they would be at sea if the Bishop refuses. Please regard this as an exceptional case & as to the trouble at the Seminary he will caution them again. More discussion of theological matters. Excellent example of intra-church conflIct........100-150

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925. Alice Muriel Williamson (1869 - 1933) British novelist. Born Alice Muriel Livingston, she married Charles Norris Williamson (1859-1920) in 1894 and many of her books were jointly written with her husband. After her marriage she introduced herself as Mrs. C.N. Williamson. A number of their novels cover the early days of motoring and can also be read as travelogues. Under the pseydonym Alice Stuyvesant she wrote "The Hidden House" serialised in The Cavalier 1913-1914. Alice apparently said of her husband "Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories": she said of herself "I can't do anything else." She continued to write after her husband's death in 1920. ALS, no year, 3 full pages. To Miss Marshall [journalist]. Nice content............50-75

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926. [MASS] Henry Joseph Gardner [1819-1892] Governor of Massachusetts from 1855-58. Gardner was the candidate of the Know-Nothing movement, and was elected governor as part of the sweeping victory of Know-Nothing candidates in the Massachusetts elections of 1854. In line with the nativist and anti-Catholic politics of the Know-Nothing movement, Gardner proposed an amendment to the Massachusetts state constitution banning appropriations of tax funds to Catholic schools, which was passed by the state legislature and ratified after it was approved by referendum. During Gardner's term in office, Anthony Burns was arrested in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Edward G. Loring, a Suffolk County probate judge who also as served U.S. commissioner of the Circuit Court in Massachusetts, ordered that Burns be forced back into slavery in Virginia, outraging abolitionists and the increasingly antislavery public in Massachusetts. Under the pressure of a public petition campaign spearheaded by William Lloyd Garrison , the legislature passed two Bills of Address calling for Judge Loring to be removed from his state office, in 1855 and 1856, but in both cases Gardner declined to remove Loring. (A third Bill of Address to remove Loring from office was later approved by Gardner's Republican successor, Nathaniel Prentice Banks.) SIGNATURE........20-30

 

Hawaii

927. Small collection: includes: Ira Allen Haynes [1859-1955] American General who served in Hawaii in 1899. He commanded the 64th F.A. Brigade, Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, La. [1917]; served in France [1918-1919]; later commanded 9th Coast Artillery District, San Francisco. Signed Riggs Nationa Bank check dated 1920. € Gordon G. Heiner [1869-1943] American General who commanded coast defenses Honolulu, Hawaii [1923-26]. Signed Rigs bank check, 1900. Plus 5 color lithographed stereocards showing life in Hawaii [c. 1905]...............50-75

 

928. (CANAL ZONE) W. S. CROSLEY (1871-1939). Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy. Naval attache, Petrograd Russia (1917-1918). Commanded Fifteenth Naval District, Balboa, Canal Zone. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1914. Bank check. With vignette of bank...........40-60

 

929. [PORTSMOUTH] John Cutt (b.1694) original 1716 manuscript document, 2pp plus docket page, 8 x 12-5/8". Signed by John and Elizabeth Cutt [& others]. Selling land to John Wentworth in Portsmouth (east end of Burying Place of Cuttses Family) and runs to watermark at Richard Waldron house. Partly separated at folds, old tape repairs.......200-300

Cutt - page 1

Cutt - page 2

Cutt - docket

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

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931. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING - Peaches on Blue Cloth, done in 1944. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 8 x 10, b/w.........40-60

 

932. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING -Dominique Clown, done in 1947. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 10 x 8, b/w.........40-60

 

933. (BOOK - REV. WAR) PAUL REVERE'S OWN STORY, AN ACCOUNT OF HIS RIDE AS TOLD IN A LETTER TO A FRIEND, TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS VERSATILE CAREER, BY HARRIET E. O'BRIEN. Perry Walton, Boston, 1929. Edition limited to 500 copies, privately printed. Contains a complete facsimile of the letter written by Paul Revere to Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap, recounting his famous ride. Eight pages in all, with each reproduced in the text in its original spelling, capitalizing and phrasing. A comprehensive biography of Revere is also included, with his work as a silversmith, engraver, designer of bookplates, dentist, gunsmith, soldier and other professions. Well-illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, engravings and more. Bibliography. Quarter bound in cream cloth with teal paper covered boards, the Revere (Rivoire) family crest in gold. Corners bumped, some chipping, ends of spine bumped. Minor foxing on free endpapers. 4to.. A most interesting book.........100-150

 

934. [CINEMA] Leatrice Joy Gilbert (1893- 1985) American film actress best known for her career in the early silent film era. Signed & inscribed photo. Repro. of early movie still. VG.............25-35

 

935. [FILM] DON PORTER [1912-1997] actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron. ISP, 8 x 10.......20-30

 

Transfer of Certain Indian Trust-Funds

936. Printed government document signed in type by the President, U.S. Grant, 1876, 2pp, 8vo. Printed for House of Rep., 44th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 118. MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, With his objection, the bill (H.R. 1561) FOR TRANSFERRING THE CUSTODY OF CERTAIN INDIAN TRUST-FUNDS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES. Attached to Ex. Doc. No. 119 - Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians in Wisconsin, signed in type by Z. Chandler, Sec. of the Interior, 7pp. VG.........20-30

 

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

See Carr House

 

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

See Paine House

 

939. New Hampshire Militia - Lt. Col. William Taylor - document signed, 1805, about 15-3/4 x 9-1/2". Archival tape repairs on verso. Return of the 29th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Second Division of Militia, Commanded by William Taylor. Old visible light damp staining........80-120

 

940. Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 18, REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR - In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the reports of the Commissioners who examined the different sites offered for a Military Asylum in the west. Signed IN TYPE Jeff'n Davis. Jan. 12, 1854, 6pp. 33d Congress, 1st Session, US Senate.............20-30

 

941. [GEORGIA] Manuscript Document Signed, Savannah, 1829. "Third" Bill of Exchange for $1100. Signed by Rowland G. Hazard [1801-1888] wealthy woolen manufacturer and author from Peacedale, RI; he was also an active proponent of women's suffrage. The RI Historical Soc. holds many of R.G. Hazard's papers. The document is in excellent condition. Hazard has signed vertically across document but in different color ink so it stands out some. 8 x 4 in. ........30-40

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First Commissioner of Lighthouses

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

 

1840 Bound For Mobile

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

 

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

 

945. [ENGLISH] JOH: LONDON (JOHN ROBINSON. 1650-1723). Bishop of London (1714-1723); Accompanied Charles II to Narva (1700). Appointed first English plenipotentiary at peace conference at Utrecht (1712) and was the first to sign treaty (1713). Privy councillor (1714). Signature, September 1720. Irregular shape.Approx. 2 x 2 in..................35-45

 

946. [IRELAND] Sir Thomas Dancer - ALS, Modreeny, 1748, 2pp, approx. 7-1/4 x 9". To "My Lord". You can read both pages below. VG............100-150

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947. [THEATRE] EDITH WYNNE MATTHISON [Mrs. Charles K. Kennedy] born 1838. Noted British-American Shakespearian actress. ALS, 1912, 1p, 4to. She is unable to comply with a suggestion as "I commence rehearsals for a new play this Monday; and my Contract calls for my exclusive services for the whole season."..........................25-35

 

948. [SCIENCE] Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician, born at Rochester, Michigan. He graduated C.E. at the University of Michigan in 1872 and was appointed assistant engineer on the United States Lake Survey. In 1882 he became assistant astronomer for the United States Transit of Venus Commission. In 1884 he became astronomer to the United States Geological Survey, serving until 1890, when he became assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1893 he was called to Columbia as professor of mechanics and subsequently became professor of mathematical physics as well. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. He died in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Professor Woodward carried on researches and published papers in many departments of astronomy, geodesy, and mechanics . In the course of his work with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey he devised and constructed the "iced bar and long tape base apparatus," which enables a base line to be measured with greater accuracy and with less expense than by methods previously employed. His work on the composition and structure of the earth and the variation of latitude found expression in a number of valuable papers. A RARE offering of 54 manuscript pages written by Prof. Woodward, titled "Applications of Theory of Elasticity." Lacks pages 22-25. Fine.......400-600

See manuscript

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Sascha in the film Casablanca

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

See picture of Kinskey as Sascha

 

950. [ENGLAND] Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook GCSI PC (1814-1906), known as Gathorne Hardy until 1878, was a prominent British Conservative politician. He held office in every Conservative government between 1858 and 1892 and notably served as Home Secretary from 1867 to 1868 and as Secretary of State for War from 1874 to 1878. In 1865 Hardy reluctantly agreed to stand against William Ewart Gladstone in the Oxford University constituency. However, he defeated Gladstone by a majority of 180, which greatly enhanced his standing within the Conservative party. Brief ALS, written in the 3rd person; signed Viscount Cranbrook. 4 x 6-1/4 in. Bottom right corner worn away...........40-60

Click to see Cranbrook

 

951. [JUDAICA] JOHN (Desmond Rayner) [1924-2005] British Rabbi. Though ever preferring to give credit to others, Rabbi Rayner, born Hans Sigismund Rahmer, played an indisputably monumental role in changing the face of contemporary non-orthodox Jewish liturgy. In collaboration with American Reform rabbi Chaim [Herman] Stern, Rayner produced for the Liberal Jewish movement in Britain the landmark Service of the Heart (Hebrew: Avodat ha-Lev) and Gate of Repentance (Hebrew: Petach Teshuvah ). Both works set the trend of a whole generation by bringing about an overdue revitalization and leading to the creation of a whole slew of prayerbooks on virtually every continent. Lengthy 1p. TLS, London, 1974, to Rabbi Frederick Solomonski. Signed "John." Says of course he remembers Solomon and "...often thought and talked about you." Great Judaica content re" what's happening in England. VG............80-120

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952. Dr. Charles Clayton Morrison (1874&emdash;1966) was an American Disciples of Christ minister and Christian socialist. TLS, The Christian Century [letterhead], Chicago, 1926, 1p. 4to. To Miss. C. Louise Gates of Toledo, Ohio. "It was very nice of you to send your report on Russia. I have just finished it and find it valuable. I will put it in my files with the other most interesting material which the members of the Russian party are sending me from time to time. With best wishes for your work and yourself..." Morrison was born in 1874 in Harrison, Ohio. He attended high school in Jefferson, Iowa, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Chicago. He died in 1966. He was a young minister in the Disciples of Christ, when he purchased the foundering Christian Century magazine in Chicago in 1908. With donations and gradually increasing subscribership, the magazine survived and prospered under his editorship until his retirement in 1947. He became a well-known spokesman for liberal Christianity. He supported the ecumenical movement, particularly the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches. VG...........50-75

 

Our Most Prominent Pacific Coast Scientist

953. GEORGE DAVIDSON [1825-1911] pioneer west coast scientist. Probably no name is better known in the scientific world of the Pacific Coast than that of Professor George Davidson, of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. His active and untiring efforts, extending over a long period of time in advancing the interests of science on this coast, are well known; and the work he has accomplished in the service in which he holds high rank has earned for him a name and reputation which might be envied by any man. He determined the Eastern boundary, 120th meridian, of California in 1873. Lengthy ALS, 1908, WRITTEN IN THE 3RD PERSON. "Mr George Davidson expresses his thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward for their kind invitation to meet the members of the National Academy of Sciences on the evening of Wednesday the twenty-second of April, and regrets his inability to be present. San Francisco Cal. March 22/08." VG................150-200

See Davidson letter

 

954. [MAINE] William G. Crosby (1805-1881) the 23rd Governor of Maine. Crosby was born in Belfast, Maine on September 10, 1805. He studied at Belfast Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1823. He then studied law. He had a successful career as a lawyer. Crosby served as delegate to the Whig National Convention that nominated Henry Clay for President of the United States. He was elected to two one year terms as Governor of Maine in 1852 and 1853, both times finishing second to the Democratic candidate in the popular vote. A majority requirement being in effect, he was selected by the legislature. Document Signed, 1854, appointment of Marquis D. L. Lane, of Hollis, as a Justice of the Peace. Approx. 10 x 15". VG..........40-60

 

955. Arthur Williams Wright (1836 - 1915) American physicist. The Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale is named for him. He held the first Ph.D in Science awarded in the New World. His doctoral dissertation - on satellite machanics - was one of three, in different fields, accepted by Yale University for the degree in 1861. He taught at Yale, also briefly at Williams College, and returning to Yale in 1872 as Professor of Molecular Physics and Chemistry, retiring in 1906. He has had charge of the Sloane physical laboratory at Yale, which was constructed under his supervision. Professor Wright was the first to observe and describe the electric shadow in 1870-'1, devised a new apparatus for the production of ozone, and investigated its action upon alcohol and ether in 1872-'4; also in 1874 determined the polarization of the zodiacal light, measuring its amount, and investigated its spectrum. He was the first to discover gases in stony meteorites, to extract them and determine their composition, obtaining their spectra in vacuum tubes, and pointing out their relation to the spectra of comets as affording a probable explanation of the latter. In 1877 he devised a method of applying the discharge of electricity in a vacuum to deposit the metal of the electrode upon glass or other surfaces, so as to form brilliant transparent metallic films. Lengthy ANS, New Haven, 1908. Regrets unable to accept invitation from Prof. & Mrs. Woodward to attend meeting of the National Academy in Washington. VG except for 2 light brown spots at edges................60-80

 

956. [SCIENCE] Chas. B. Dudley (1842 1909) Am. chemist who was an early proponent of standardization in industry. n 1875 he became a chemist for the Pennsylvania Railroad and started to investigate the chemical composition and metallurgical structure of rail tracks, breakage being a major hazard at that time. He discovered enormous variation in the properties and quality of steel and the 1878 publication of his results caused an uproar in the steel industry who saw it as their sole domain to determine the quality of their products for sale. Dudley championed the development of company and industry standards and demanded rigorous testing of materials to verify conformity. He developed a complete range of standards for the Pennsylvania Railroad, not only for steel, but also for fuels, lubricants, paints, and even locomotives. In 1898, he was one of the founders of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). TLS, Department of the Interior, 1908, 1-1/2 pp., 4to. Remsen has informed Dudley that Woodward has been appointed chairman of the committee to investigate and report upon a plan for consolidating the scientific surveys, as required by Section 8 of the Sundry Civil Act." Continues at length. Paperclip stain o/w VG........75-100

 

957. [JUDAICA - Signed Book] Anton Darms (1869-1968) signed & inscribed copy of his book "The Delusion of British-Israelism, no publ. date, 223 pages. No dust jacket. The author writes inscription of flyleaf yo E.S. Olson. "In defense of the Inspired Word of God concerning His chosen people Israel - the Jews, who have a greater history awaiting them in the future than they have had in the past." An interesting statement considering the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. British-Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is the belief that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The concept often includes the belief that the British Royal Family is directly descended from the line of King David. There has never been a single head or organisational structure to the movement. However, various British Israelite organisations were set up across the British America and in Commonwealth from the 1870s, and many continue to exist...............60-80

 

958. Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee (1864-1940) American physician who is remembered for her medical work with the United States military. She was the daughter of noted astronomer Simon Newcomb. She married geologist and anthropologist W.J. McGee in 1888. She received her medical degree from Columbian College (present-day George Washington University) in 1892, followed by a special post-graduate course in gynecology at Johns Hopkins University . She was in private practice in Washington, DC, from 1892 to 1896 and was one of few woman physicians practicing in the Washington, D.C. area at that time. She also had connections with the military through her father, who held the rank of rear admiral. As Director of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital Corps (DAR), she trained volunteer nurses for army and navy service after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898. McGee's organizing ability led to her appointment as the only woman Acting Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army on August 29, 1898, and she was placed in charge of the Army's nurses under the Army Surgeon General's Department. After this brief war ended, McGee pursued the establishment of a permanent nursing corps, which became a reality with the Army Nurse Corps, after passage of the Army Reorganization Act legislation, which she helped draft. In 1900 she left her position with the Army, but continued leading the Society of Spanish-American War Nurses, a group she had founded in 1898. With the threat of war between Russia and Japan looming, McGee led a group of nine volunteer nurses to Japan in 1904, establishing a field hospital for the Imperial Japanese Army . The Japanese Minister of War appointed McGee "Superior of Nurses," giving her rank on par with officers in the Japanese Army. She later served as a military medical attaché and observer with the Japanese Army in Manchuria during 1905. After her return to the United States, McGee lived in her homes in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Southern Pines, North Carolina, and in California, where she lectured at the University of California and wrote on her experiences in the war. McGee died on October 5, 1940 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery next to her father with full military honors. McGee received the Spanish War Service Medal for her services during the Spanish-American War. For her work in Japan she was awarded the Japanese Imperial Order of the Precious Crown, The Japanese Red Cross decoration and two Russo-Japanese War medals from the Japanese government. Offered here a an excellent content letter, written and signed by her, 1894, 3pp, 4.5 x 7". In fine crisp condition. To Prof. Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) the American physicist and mathematician, who in 1900 would become President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. See scans below................150-200

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959. [ART] Henry DAWSON [1811-1878] English landscape painter; praised as a colorist by Ruskin. ALS, 1866, 2pp. 8vo. Asks permission to bring along a young artist friend. VG.................50-75

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

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From Papers of Col. Reginald Hubbell

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

 

962. Nathan Webb, an early American Congregational Church minister, was born on April 9, 1705, at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died on March 17, 1772 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Nathan Webb pastored the first new Congregational Church in Massachusetts started during the Great Awakening period for over 41 years. His parishioners made a mark on America and its early freedoms. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example.............50-75

 

963. [THEATRE] CHARLES JAMES MATHEWS (1803-1878) British actor. He was one of the few British actors to be successful in French-speaking roles in France. A son of the actor Charles Mathews, he achieved a greater reputation than his father in the same profession and also excelled at light comedy. He toured three times in the United States, and met and married his second wife there. His first public appearance on the stage was made on 7 December 1835, at the Olympic Theatre in London, as George Rattleton in his own play The Humpbacked Lover, and as Tim Topple the Tiger in Leman Rode's Old and Young Stager. Brief ALS, no date, approx. 3-1/2 x 4-1/4". THIS COMES FROM THE BOOTHBAY THEATRE MUSEUM COLLECTION IN MAINE..........40-60

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964. [THEATRE] Lewis Morrison ( Morris W. Morris 1844 - 1906) (aka Lewis Morrison) was a Jamaican-born American stage actor best known for his longtime performance in the role of "Mephistopheles" in "Faust". Morris was of English and Spanish ancestry. Morris served in the United States army in the Louisiana Native Guards during the Civil War. Officers of the Guard, based in New Orleans, was composed of free black soldiers from New Orleans and the surrounding area. Morris was their lieutenant. During the beginning of the Civil War, the Louisiana Guard promptly switched allegiances to the Union, and its soldiers became the first black officers in the Union army. He was married to English-born actress Rose Wood, and by her was the father of actress Adrienne Morrison; and the grandfather of actresses Barbara Bennett, Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett, and the great-grandfather of Morton Downey, Jr. After the Civil War, he became a stage actor first performing in New Orleans beginning in minor roles with Edwin Booth and Charlotte Cushman until he was featured in larger parts. He became a well-known actor in New Orleans and moved on to the New York stage where he gained greater fame in "Faust". He eventually founded his own traveling theater troupe and traveled the world playing the role of Mephistopheles in "Faust". His theater posters have been preserved by the American Archives and can be accessed on line. AQS, dated 1895. Approx. 3-3/4 x 2-1/2". Written on a card that shows old traces of tape [see scan]............25-35

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965. Thaddeus Kosciusko (1746-1817) Polish-Lithuanian and American general and military leader. He is a national hero of Poland, Lithuania. He led the 1794 Kos'ciuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. Before commanding the 1794 Uprising, he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated service, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general in a mass promotion given to all officers who had served during the war and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. The United States also gave him a land grant. On a visit to America in 1798, Kos'ciuszko collected his back pay and entrusted it to his friend Thomas Jefferson in his will, directing him to spend the American money on freeing and educating black slaves, including Jefferson's. Kos'ciuszko died in 1817, but Jefferson never carried out the terms of his will, nor did a friend to whom he transferred the executorship. In 1852 Chief Justice Roger Taney of the U.S. Supreme Court transferred the money, by then worth more than $50,000, to Kos'ciuszko's heirs in Poland, ruling that his American will had been invalid. As a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States, Kos'ciuszko has given his name to many places and monuments around the world. The original stipple engraved portrait of Kosciusko is by William Holl the Younger (1807-1871) English portrait and figure engraver, noted for his book illustrations. The eldest of four sons of William Holl the Elder (c1771-1838), he was taught engraving by his father &endash; at first stipple and later line on steel. The first portrait engraving produced on his own was that of Thomas Cranmer in May 1829 for inclusion in Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages. He contributed further work to this publication between 1829 and 1835 after artists such as van Loo, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely, Godfrey Kneller and Daniel Mytens. He also produced portraits for William Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery (1830&endash;34) and for the 1834 Chambers's Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen. In the 1840s his major works were engravings after William Powell Frith, illustrating the poems of Thomas Moore "Beauties of Moore" (1840) and scriptural engravings after various artists such as Raphael, Rembrandt, Benjamin West and James Northcote for inclusion in Blackie & Sons' Imperial Family Bible (1844) and John Kitto's Gallery of Scripture Engravings (1846&endash;49). He also produced portraits for the Imperial Dictionary (1861) and Thomas Baines's Yorkshire Past and Present (1871&endash;77). The engraving offered here was likely executed early 1830s. Image is approx. 3-3/4 x 4-1/2" plus wide clean margins. Excellent condition........60-80

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966. [MAGIC] Max Maven (born Philip Goldstein 1950 in Ithaca, New York) is an American magician and mentalist. He often appears on television magic shows to perform "interactive" mind reading tricks that work for the television audience. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

 

967. [ENGLAND] Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour PC (1853-1945) British nobleman and Conservative. He was the brother of the Prime Minister. ALS, 1932, 1p. About having his portrait painted by Charles Grant.............25-35

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968. [REFORM SCHOOLS] Sydney Turner (1814-1879) Dean of Ripon [1875-76]; inspector of reformatories. ALS, 1863, 3pp, about 4-1/2 x 7-1/2". To W.J. Garnet who has left an initialed postscript at the end of the letter. "I have a youth on my list of Candidates for Employmentin Reformatory work - who is anxious to be trained for that vocation - & seems likely to be useful if trained..." Writes in some detail. VG........25-35

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969. (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. Cancel holes over signature but doesn't affect appearance........25-35

 

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

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971. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............25-35

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972. (ASIATIC SCOURGE -1832) B. & P. JUDD - Autograph Letter Signed, Gt. Barrington, Sept. 15, 1832. Three pages, octavo, plus integral address leaf. "We are happy to inform you that though the Asiatic scourge has visit our shores & in many of our cities thousands have become already its victims & in many of our Villages in this U.S. the bells of mortality are frequently been caused to sound by this desolating scourge yet thanks to him who reigns & rules the universe we are yet the spared monuments of his amazing mercy & yet with our neighbors & friend can on this though dreary & cold mount join in thanksgiving & praise to our God for our good health & our many blessings."............25-35

 

973. [ART] M.S.B. Jr. - original signed pencil drawing, titled "Our Snow-House", dated 7 March 1859, approx. 3-1/2 x 5-1/4". VG...........50-75

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

 

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

 

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

 

977. [LINCOLN] Printed invoice bill to Douglas Volk from Photogravure & Color Co. for "1 plate Lincoln" and "24 prints Lincoln." Dated 1926 PAID...................40-60

 

978. [ADLER PORTRAIT] VOLK'S CERTIFICATE OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION for his portrait painting of Dr. Felix Adler, 1915. On both sides of 3x5 card. Unsigned as issued..........25-35

 

Ethan Allen & Ft. Ticonderoga

779. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Autograph Letter Signed, 1881, 7 full pages to his wife Marion. He writes about painting: "...I am going to paint....two or three historical subjects...Allen [he's referring to Ethan Allen] in some of his exploits about Ft. Ticonderoga. I am reading about him ...green Mt. Boys....tells all about that part of Vermont, it will be a great pleasure to visit the same scenes this summer & make sketches for the picture..." More follows about his painting plans. Excellent content. In very fresh condition. Provenance: Douglas Volk Estate in Maine...........100-150

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980. Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920) American journalist, historian and adventure writer. His most well-known work is "Indian Fights and Fighters". Brady's first major book "For Love of Country" whilst telling the story of a fictitious John Seymour was actually based in part on the true heroics of Nicholas Biddle one of the first five captains of the fledgling Continental Navy. AQS, 1901, on 3-3/4 x 2-3/8" card........20-30

 

981. [ART] HENRY HELPRIN - UNSIGNED charcoal drawing, 4.25 x 8.5 in. plus margins. The only thing we know about this artist is that he studied drawing at the Art Students League in NYC, under Bridgman. He may have also been an illustrator. Worthy of research. There is also part of another sketch on the verso...........25-35

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982. Richard Washburn Child - US Ambassador to Rome [1921-1924] perhaps best remembered as the person who translated into English, with a foreword of Benito Mussolini's book My Autobiography. In the preface, he wrote: "It may be shrewdly forecast that no man will exhibit dimensions of permanent greatness equal to Mussolini." A lengthy ALS, 1905, 2pp, 4to. To Charles S. Bird, East Walpole, Mass. Nice letter about receiving a dog............25-35

 

983. Herb Shriner (1918-1970) American humorist, radio personality and television host. Herb Shriner was best known for his homespun monologues, usually with roots in his adopted home state of Indiana. He was often compared to fellow humorist Will Rogers. Signed, inscribed 6.5 x 8.5 photo. Condition: photo has been cropped; faults at top & bottom areas............20-30

 

984. [ENGLISH COURAGE] Geo. Fred. Young - Member of Parliament. ALS, Oakfield Lodge, Reigate, Sept. 21, 1861, 4pp, approx. 4.5 x 7". Tells son of Robert Spence [noted Quaker banker] of his father's courage in protecting him from a crowd of angry, beaten and drunken rabble after he had won the election to a seat in Parliament from North Shields years before. VG........50-75

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985. [ENGLAND] Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894)(28 December 1802 &endash; 9 October 1894), known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1828. Mounted..........25-35

 

986. James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife KT, GCH (1776-1857) was a Scot who became a Spanish general. On 9 September 1799 he married Mary Caroline Manners (second daughter of daughter of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart ), who died on 20 December 1805 without children. Thereupon Duff sought distraction in 1808 by volunteering to join the Spaniards in their war against Napoleon . His assistance was gladly received, especially as he came full of enthusiasm and with a full purse, and he was made a major-general in the Spanish service. He served with great distinction at the battle of Talavera , where he was severely wounded in trying to rally the Spanish runaways, and was only saved from becoming a prisoner by the gallantry of his lifelong friend, Major (afterwards Lieutenant-general Sir) S. F. Whittingham. In that year, 1809, he became Viscount Macduff on his father's accession to the Irish earldom of Fife, but he still continued to serve in Spain, and was present during the defence of Cadiz against Marshal Victor, and was again severely wounded in the attack on Fort Matagorda in 1810. On 17 April 1811 he succeeded his father as fourth Earl Fife, and as Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, and returned to Britain, after being made for his services a knight of the order of St. Ferdinand. He was elected M.P. for Banffshire in 1818, and made a lord in waiting in the following year. He was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Lord Fife on 27 April 1827, in which year he was also made a knight of the Thistle. He soon afterwards retired altogether to Scotland, where he lived at Duff House , Banffshire. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1833. Tipped to page from book mentioning him..........25-35

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987. [MICH] WALDRON, Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born in Albany, N.Y., October 11, 1819; attended Albany Academy, and was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1836; moved to Michigan in 1837 and was employed as a civil engineer in railroad work; settled in Hillsdale, Mich., in 1839; member of the State legislature in 1843; a director of the Michigan Southern Railroad 1846-1848; active in promoting the construction of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad and served as its first president; president of the Second National Bank of Hillsdale from the date of its organization until 1876; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; elected to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-second Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; elected president of the First National Bank of Hillsdale in 1876 and served until his death in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 13, 1880; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE........20-30

 

988. W.B. Closson [1848-1926] American artist born in Thetford, Vermont. He moved to Boston and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper's Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller. Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Signed album page, dated Boston 1883......20-30

 

989. Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929) American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author -- as well as a highly-respected painter -- renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Signed album page dated 1894.......20-30

 

990. Sir Francis C. BURNAND [1836-1917]. English playwright. Editor of Punch (1880-1906). Author of many burlesques, including Black-eyed Susan (1866), Cox and Box (with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, produced 1867), The Colonel (1881), and Happy Thoughts (1866). CLIP SIGNATURE.....20-30

 

991. [VIRGINIA] EDWIN A. ALDERMAN - In 1904 he resigned as President at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to take the same position at the University of Virginia. As the University's first President, he embarked on a number of reforms for both the University and the state of Virginia's public educational systems in general. A reform specific to the University of Virginia was one of the first school-sponsored financial aid programs in all of higher learning and, though primitive by today's standards, it included a loan provision for those "needy young men" who were unable to pay. Initially controversial and opposed by many at what had become a very traditional school, Alderman's progressive ideas stood the test of time and he today remains the longest-serving President of the University's history, having served for nearly thirty years until his death in 1931. Alderman Library, a popular landmark among today's students, is his namesake. An attractive signed 4-4/4 x 3-3/4 in. card. "Faithfully yours Edwin A. Alderman University of Virginia Jan. 10, 1924. Fine............................30-40

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992. [New Hampshire] Isaac Hill (1789-1851) American publisher, editor, and politican from Concord, New Hampshire. Born in 1789 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, he represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate and later served as governor. He died in 1851 in Washington, D.C., and is buried at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, New Hampshire. CLIP SIGANTURE. very slightly cropped at top......20-30

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993. [IOWA] CUMMINS, Albert Baird, a Senator from Iowa; born near Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., February 15, 1850; attended the public schools, and a preparatory academy; graduated Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1869; moved to Iowa; briefly engaged as a carpenter; clerked in the office of the recorder of Clayton County; moved to Allen County, Indiana in 1871 where he became deputy county surveyor and engaged in railroad building; moved to Chicago to study law; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Chicago; returned to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1878, where he continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1888-1890; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1894 and 1900; member of the Republican National Committee 1896-1900; Governor of Iowa 1902-1908, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1908 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Allison; reelected in 1909, 1914, and again in 1920, and served from November 24, 1908, until his death on July 30, 1926; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-sixth through the Sixty-ninth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Judiciary (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); died in Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 1926; interment in Woodland Cemetery. SIGNED 3x5 card, sl. toned.

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994. [CW] S.M. KELLOGG [1822-1904] US Representative from Connecticut; served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, 1863-1866; brigadier general of the regiment 1866-1870. SIGNATURE. News clipping mounted below............15-20

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995. [THEATRE] Cora Urquhart Potter (1859 -1936) one of the first American society women to take to the stage. She married James Brown-Potter in 1877. They visited England in 1886 where they met the Prince of Wales and were subsequently invited to spend the weekend with him. James returned to the United States alone following the visit as Mary remained in England to pursue a career on stage. She made her stage debut at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1877. Later that year she started a successful partnership with Harold Kyrle Bellew. She and Harold toured the world and starred together for the next ten years. Despite the fact her husband divorced her in 1903 she continued to use her married name as her stage name. Her last appearance on the London stage was in 1912. She made a further stage appearance in 1919 for a benefit production in Guernsey. Signature on 3-3/8 x 2-1/2 in. card........20-30

 

996. [THEATRE] Herbert Kelcey - vintage stage actor. Signed 5x3 card.....20-30

 

997. [BASEBALL] Masato Yoshii (b. 1965 in Aridagawa, Wakayama, Japan) retired baseball player who is currently a pitching coach for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese Pacific League. He pitched in the Major Leagues from 1998-2002. Signed & inscribed 3x5 card........10-15

 

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

 

999. [OHIO] AMBLER, Jacob A., a Representative from Ohio; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 18, 1829; attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction; moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother's law office; was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms; appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio; served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company; delegate to every Republican National Conventions between 1876 and 1896; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882; retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1906; interment in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. SIGNATURE.............10-15

 

1000. [OHIO] HORTON, Valentine Baxter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Windsor, Vt., January 29, 1802; attended the Partridge Military School and afterward became one of its tutors; studied law in Middletown, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1830; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he practiced; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1833, and to Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1835; engaged in the sale and transportation of coal and the development of the salt industry; member of the State constitutional convention in 1860; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; engaged in coal mining; died in Pomeroy, Ohio, January 14, 1888; interment in Beach Grove Cemetery. SIGNATURE, stains below.............20-30

 

1001. [OHIO] HART, Alphonso, a Representative from Ohio; born in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 4, 1830; attended the common schools and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio; studied law in Warren, Ohio; was admitted to the bar August 12, 1851, and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Portage County 1861 to 1864, when he resigned; member of the State senate 1865, 1872, and 1873; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1873-1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress; served as Solicitor of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department, 1888-1892; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there December 23, 1910; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. SIGNATURE........15-20

 

1002. [OHIO] PECK, Erasmus Darwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Stafford, Conn., September 16, 1808; attended the common schools of Munson, Mass., and was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1829; moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1830 and practiced medicine; moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives 1856-1859; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Truman H. Hoag; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from April 23, 1870, to March 3, 1873; did not seek renomination in 1872; practiced medicine in Perrysburg, Ohio, until his death there December 25, 1876; interment in Fort Meigs Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..........20-30

 

1003. [OHIO] WELKER, Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Knox County, Ohio, April 25, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio; clerk of the court of common pleas for Holmes County, 1846-1851; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-third Congress in 1852; judge of the sixth judicial district of Ohio, 1852-1857; moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1857; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1857 and 1858 on the ticket with Salmon P. Chase; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; was appointed aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel, to the Governor of Ohio, August 10, 1861; judge advocate general of the State of Ohio, 1861; superintendent of drafting with rank of colonel under Governor Tod, August 15, 1862; assistant adjutant general in 1862; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, February 16, 1865; mustered out September 21, 1865; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination to the Forty-second Congress in 1870; appointed United States judge for the northern district of Ohio by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1873 and served until 1889, when he retired; professor of political science and international law at Wooster University, 1873-1890; died on March 15, 1902, in Wooster, Ohio; interment in Wooster Cemetery. SIGNATURE.......20-30

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1004. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1005. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

1006. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1007. Martin F. Tupper (1810-1889) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. ANS, 1876, mounted to album page...........20-30

 

1008. [ART] Gilroy Roberts (1905-1992) American sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He designed the obverse of the United States Kennedy half dollar, which was first issued in 1964. After he retired from the U.S. Mint, he became chairman of the Franklin Mint, where he continued to use his engraving talents. He served in this position until 1971. Signed 3x5 card...........20-30

 

Prisoner at Libby Prison

1009. [MAINE] Henry S. Burrage (1837-1926) he was the First State Historian [Maine 1907-1926]. Henry Sweetser Burrage was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Burrage and Mary Upton Burrage. He prepared for college at Pierce Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1861. After a year at Newton Theological Seminary, he enlisted as a private in the 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and rose to the rank of major. Wounded in the shoulder at Cold Harbor, he was captured at Petersburg and spent time in Libby Prison. At the end of the Civil War, Henry Burrage resumed his studies at Newton, graduating in 1867. His first and only pastorate was at the First Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine from 1869 to 1873. For the next thirty-two years, he was the editor of Zion's Advocate, a statewide weekly Baptist newspaper which was based in Portland. Highly respected in education circles, he was a trustee of Colby College from 1881 to 1906, Newton Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1906, and Brown University from 1889 to 1901. Active in veterans organizations, he served as chaplain of the National Soldiers Home at Togus from 1905 to 1912. Burrage excelled in the research and writing of Maine's Colonial history, as is reflected in his publications. He was a member of the Standing Committee as well as vice-president and president of the Maine Historical Society. In 1907 Governor William T. Cobb appointed him as State Historian, which he held until his death on March 9, 1926, at the age of 89. Offered here is a partly-printed Document Signed, Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States - Commandery of the State of Maine, Portland, 1889, 1p, 8x6 in. Dues receipt for Edward W. Heath. VG............50-75

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1010. [OPERA] Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922) English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era. His has been called "the longest, most distinguished and most versatile vocal career which history records." Clip signature laid to another sheet. Dated 17/3/74.............25-35

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1011. Reginald Tyrwhitt (1870-1951) Eng. Fleet Admiral. Sig. card, 1922. Edge toned......20-30

 

1012. [FILM] Reginald Gardner - actor. Vintage signature inscribed.........25-35

 

America's First Environmentalist

1013. George P. Marsh (1801-1882) American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60

 

1014. Jas. Kenney (1780-1849) was an English dramatist, the son of James Kenney, one of the founders of Boodles' Club in London. His first play, a farce called Raising the Wind (1803), was a success owing to the popularity of the character of "Jeremy Diddler". Kenney produced more than forty dramas and operas between 1803 and 1845, and many of his pieces, in which Mrs Siddons, Madame Vestris, Foote, Lewis, Liston and other leading players appeared from time to time, enjoyed a considerable vogue. Clipped signature with postscript mentioning Charles Lamb.............30-40

 

1015. [MUSIC] Johanna Gadski (1872-1932) German soprano blessed with a secure, powerful, ringing voice, fine musicianship and an excellent technique. These attributes enabled her to enjoy a top-flight career in New York City and London, performing heavy dramatic roles in the German and Italian repertoires. SIGNED 4 x 2-1/2 in. card "In kind rememberance Johanna Gadski Nov. 1910. VG...........25-35

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1016. [ART] Peter Blume (1906-1992) American painter and sculptor. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. Signed 3x5 card. VG.........20-30

 

1017. [NY] COX, Samuel Sullivan, a Representative from Ohio and from New York; born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 30, 1824; attended the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Zanesville, Ohio, 1849; owner and editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Statesman in 1853 and 1854; secretary of the legation at Lima, Peru, in 1855; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864 and 1868; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1865); chair, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1864; moved to New York City on March 4, 1865, and resumed the practice of law; elected from New York to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for reelection in 1872 as Representative at large to the Forty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James Brooks; reelected to the Forty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation on May 20, 1885 (November 4, 1873-May 20, 1885); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on the Census (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-eighth Congress); appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turkey by President Cleveland, May 21, 1885-October 22, 1886; was again elected to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Joseph Pulitzer; reelected to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (November 2, 1886-September 10, 1889); died on September 10, 1889, in New York City; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. SIGNATURE........20-30

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Rare Naval History Autograph

1018. [GREAT EASTERN] John Scott Russell 1808-1882) Scottish naval engineer who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and made the discovery that gave birth to the modern study of solitons. Russell's experiments and observations led him to propose a new system of shaping vessels, known as the wave system, which was to culminate in the building of the SS Great Eastern. He was held in high regard by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who made him a partner in his project to build the Great Eastern. At its time, this was to be the largest moveable object man had ever created. The Great Eastern was eventually launched in 1858, having been designed according to Russell's wave system. Russell was also one of the earliest and most active people advocating ironclad men-of-war, and was the joint designer of the first armoured frigate, HMS Warrior. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...............40-60

 

1019. [ENGLAND] Blomfield, Charles James [1786-1857]. English prelate. Bishop of London (1828-56); mediator in Tractarian movement. Edited plays of Aeschylus and Greek lyric poets. His son "Sir Arthur William (1829-1899) was architect to Bank of England (1883); associated with Arthur Edmund Street in erection of Law Courts in London (1881); known as a restorer of churches and for his revived Gothic. POSTMARKED FREE FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL, London, 1838. VG..........25-35

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1020. [AUSTRALIA] Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1860-1934), sixth Governor-General of Australia, was probably the most politically influential holder of this post. Card SIGNED, 12/4/30. VG..........20-30

 

1021. [US CONGRESS] albim page signed by: JADWIN, Cornelius Comegys, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 27, 1835; attended the common schools; taught school for four years; studied civil engineering and pharmacy; engaged as a civil and mining engineer 1857-1861; entered the drug business and located in Honesdale, Pa., in 1862; served on the board of education of his district for nine years and was president for three years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; continued the drug business in Honesdale, Pa., until his death there on August 17, 1913; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery. ALSO signed by: JONES, Phineas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., April 18, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Elizabeth (then called Elizabethtown), N.J., in 1855; member of the city council of Elizabeth 1856-1860; moved to Newark in 1860; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits; vice president of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society; member of the State house of assembly in 1873 and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; retired from active life and died in Newark, N.J., April 19, 1884; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J. Signed on other side by: WILLITS, Edwin, a Representative from Michigan; born at Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 24, 1830; moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in June 1855; settled in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., in April 1856; editor of the Monroe Commercial 1856-1861; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1860-1862; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; principal of the State normal school at Ypsilanti 1883-1885; president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there October 22, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monroe, Mich. VG............25-35

 

1022. [MIXED LOT] [1] Willem Kolff (1911-2009) was a pioneer of hemodialysis as well as in the field of artificial organs. Willem is a member of the Kolff family, an old Dutch patrician family. He made his major discoveries in the field of dialysis for kidney failure during the Second World War . He migrated in 1950 to the United States, where he obtained the US citizenship in 1955, and received a number of awards and widespread recognition for his work. [2] Charles Sumner - antique engraved portrait [foxing] [3] Capt. Calvin Hayward [1767-1811] ADS, Surry, NH., dated 1801. [4] James Purdy - Am. poet. Sig., inscribed copy of poem. [5] George Boutwell [1818-1905] American statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, the 20th Governor of Massachusetts, a Senator and Representative from Massachusetts and the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President Abraham Lincoln. 1844 document, long list of articles & prices when Boutwell was a merchant. Even though it says under Boutwell's signature "by D. Crosby" we believe that the entire document & signature is in Boutwell's hand. [6] 1618 English document - THOMAS WATTSON, RECEIVER OF FIRST-FRUITS AND TENTHS, PAYS OF THE ISSUES OF THE SAME ON LOSING HIS ACCOUNT TO DEC. 31, 1617. Approx. 13-1/3 x 1-1/2". [7] Clarence Budington Kelland (1881-1964) American writer. He once described himself as "the best second-rate writer in America". Signed slip beide his picture. [8] JNO. B. BUCKSTONE [1802-1879]. English comedian and playwright. Author of some 150 plays and farces, including Uncle Tom, Our Mary Anne, Luke the Labourer, and Ellen Wareham. First London appearance in 1823; lessee and actor-manager, Haymarket Theatre (1853-78). MOUNTED SIGNATURE, 1877. [9] Alfred Elmore [1815-1881] Victorian history and genre painter. He was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Dr. John Richard Elmore, a surgeon who retired from the British Army to Clonakilty. His family moved to London, where Elmore studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. His early works were in the troubadour style of Richard Parkes Bonington, but he soon graduated to religious work, notably The Martyrdom of Thomas à Becket, commissioned by Daniel O'Connell for Westland Row Church in Dublin. Between 1840 and 1844 Elmore travelled across Europe, visiting Munich, Venice, Bologna, and Florence. Elmore seems to have been associated with The Clique, a group of young artists who saw themselves as followers of Hogarth and David Wilkie. According to his friend William Powell Frith he was member of the group, but since it was most active while he was in continental Europe, his involvement was probably short-lived. Most of Elmore's later works were historical narrative paintings. Religious Controversy and The Novice were implicitly anti-Catholic in character. Other paintings set episodes from Shakespeare, or the history of the French Revolution. They often contained subtle explorations of the process of creation, most importantly his two paintings about technological innovation, The Invention of the Stocking Loom (1847, Nottingham Castle Museum) and The Invention of the Combing Machine (1862, Cartwright Hall, Bradford). Both portray the process of industrialisation by depicting picturesque pre-industrial handicrafts. The inventor is supposed to be pondering these manual skills while he forms in his mind a mechanism to replace them. Elmore's best-known work is On the Brink (1865; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), a moral genre painting depicting a young woman who has lost her money gambling, and is 'on the brink' of responding to the blandishments of a seducer, who is depicted as a satan-like figure, luridly bathed in red light, and whispering corrupting thoughts in her ear. By the late 1860s Elmore was moving away from such Hogarthian subjects towards a more classical style influenced by Edward Poynter and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He also painted Arabic figures, in line with the vogue for Orientalism in art. Elmore suffered from neuralgia through much of his life, and in his late years he became lame following a fall from his horse. He died of cancer in January 1881 and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery in London. HIS SIGNATURE AND 5 LINES REMOVED FROM LETTER. [10] Martin Welker (1819-1902) U.S. Representative from Ohio. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, Welker was appointed as an aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel to the Governor of Ohio on August 10, 1861. He then served as Judge Advocate General of the State of Ohio for the balance of 1861, and was the superintendent of drafting under Governor Tod, commencing August 15, 1862. He served as assistant adjutant general in 1862. As the war waned, Welker enlisted on February 16, 1865 in the Union Army as a private in Company I, 188th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out September 21, 1865. SIGNATURE 1866............100-150

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1023. [AMERICANA] Jesse C. Ivy [describes himself as "an old rebel"] writes letter in 1919, from Geiger, Alabama to Geo. Coppins in Newton, Mass. A lengthy 3-page letter full of World War I historic content. Hopefully you are able to read this in scans below. Too much to describe here. Story of Capt. M.H. Ivy and Maj. Gen. W.H. Gordon. VG...........100-150

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1024. [JUDAICA] David Neiman [1921-2004] Russian born American Rabbi who became the first Jewish professor of theology at a Catholic university when he accepted an appointment at Boston College in 1966. An archeologist and scholar in Bible studies, Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations, Rabbi Neiman in 1963 was on the faculty at Brandeis University - where he had organized a scholarly meeting on Biblical literature - when a group of Catholic priests asked him if he would be interested in teaching at a Catholic seminary. Three years later, he was offered an appointment as associate professor of Jewish theology at Boston College. TLS, 1956, 1p. To Rabbi Solomon regarding possible position in New York City. PLUS a second letter to Solomon saying "...I really feel apologetic about raising your hopes..." This written a couple of weeks later. VG..............60-80

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1025. Derek Patmore (1908 - 1972) British Author, journalist and authority on Interior Decoration. SIGNED proof sheet of his article titled "A Literary Duel." Signed on front page. Also included is newspaper clipping of article he wrote on Norman Douglas/on other side is another signed article he wrote on J.L. Campbell. All signatures in ink..............50-75

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1026. Arnold W. Brunner ( 1857-1925) American architect. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects after 1892 and was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to the National Commission on Fine Arts in Washington D.C. He was a member of the New York Fine Arts Commission, the American Civic Association, The Century Association, The Engineer's Club, The Players, the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., the National Institute of Arts and Letters , The Union Club of Cleveland, and several other organizations. Brunner was also known as a city planner, and made significant contributions to the city plans of Cleveland, Ohio, Rochester, New York, , Baltimore, Maryland, Denver, Colorado, Trenton, New Jersey, and Albany, New York. Brunner designed improvements at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, the Stadium of the College of the City of New York - also known as Lewisohn Stadium, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and the U.S. Post Office, Custom House and Courthouse (1910) in the Group Plan conceived by Daniel Burnham, John Carrère, and Brunner in 1903 to create a new urbanistic center for Cleveland, Ohio, which was a rare realisation of a "City Beautiful" plan. Other work in Ohio included the Monumental Bridge in Toledo and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also won the competition for the design of the U.S. State Department Building in Washington D.C. Brunner's signature as an endorsement on the verso of a 1922 bank check. The check was signed by the noted American artist, S. Douglas Volk [1856-1935] He helped establish the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts . After 1904 he and his wife Marion created an artists' retreat at their family home, Hewnoaks, in Maine. She became active in the production of woolen textiles and rugs by traditional processes, and formed a group called Sabatos. Volk was a working artist and teacher. He taught at Cooper Union (1879-94; 1908-12), the New York Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design in New York City. He also taught at the Society for Ethical Culture established by Felix Adler. He was a founder of the Minneapolis School of Fine Art, now known as the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He participated in the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and won his first major award there. Volk became noted for his figure and portrait paintings. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1899. Examples of Volk's work are found in most American collections, for example in the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington, D.C.; in the Pittsfield Museum; in the Minnesota Capitol; in the National Museum at Washington; in the Montclair, New Jersey, Art Museum; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in the National Arts Club; in the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; in the Muskegon, Michigan, Art Museum; in the Omaha Art Museum and in the Portland, Maine, Art Society; and other places. Douglas Volk was known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp. One of Volk's most famous Lincoln portraits hangs in ther Lincoln bedroom in The White House. It hangs on the north wall and is based on a bust his father (Leonard Volk) had done from real life. The actor Richard Dreyfess reported having scary dreams about the portrait of Mr. Lincoln that hangs in the room. VG.......100-150

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IMPORTANT ARCHIVE - LETTERS TO WALLY WALLGREN

1027. [WALLY WALLGREN] Abian A. Wallgren [1891-1948] better known as "Wally" Wallgren, worked as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Washington Post before World War I, creating strips like 'Inbad the Sailor' and 'Tired Timothy'. So who was he? A Marine, for starters. An American soldier in the AEF during WW1, Abian "Wally" Wallgren drew comics for "Stars and Stripes." The Stars and Stripes, published exclusively in France during its seventeen-month run, used a layout typical of American newspapers of the day, with wide columns, "all-cap" headlines, and lots of illustrations. The editorial staff assigned to the newspaper was composed mostly of enlisted men, including several career journalists. Second Lieutenant Guy T. Viskniskki from the Wheeler Newspaper Syndicate, New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott, bibliophile John Winterich, and cartoonist Abian "Wally" Wallgren of the Washington Post were among those who contributed their experience and skill. Besides expressing editorial opinion, cartoons entertained the troops, offering them humorous stories and images that satirized everyday life in the military. Many of these spoofs, written in 1918 and 1919, remain relevant today. The most popular among the soldiers were Private Abian A."Wally" Wallgren's cartoons and irreverent "Helpful Hints," which poked fun at army conventions from food to uniforms to rank. When a new issue of The Stars and Stripes arrived, the soldiers scanned it first for the cartoons by "Wally" Wallgren. OFFERED HERE are 57 letters (1943-47) from Harold E. Homrig to Wally Wallgren, plus one bank check signed by Wallgren. Most of the letters are from 1946 and all are about Homrig working on a project concerning the exhibition of Wally's cartoons at military sites. Many of the letters have brief handwriting by Wally. VG.............300-400

 

1028. [MUSIC] Johnny Green [1908-1989] American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul". Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Signed questionaire, filled out by his wife, MGM "Glamazon" Bunny Waters, who has also signed. 1-page, 8.5 x 11". VG.........35-45

 

1029. [POLITICS] Mixed Lot: [1] BARNUM, William Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Boston Corner, Columbia County, N.Y., September 17, 1818; attended the common schools; apprenticed to the trade of iron founder and subsequently admitted to partnership by his father, who was engaged in the iron business at Lime Rock, Conn.; member, State house of representatives 1851-1852; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1867, until May 18, 1876, when he resigned to become Senator; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orris S. Ferry and served from May 18, 1876, to March 3, 1879; chair, Democratic National Committee 1876-1889; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died at Lime Rock, Litchfield County, Conn., April 30, 1889; interment in the Lime Rock Cemetery in Salisbury, Conn. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] WHEELER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), New Haven County, Conn., February 11, 1823; attended the common schools at Cheshire, Conn.; moved to New York City in 1843 and was engaged in the hotel business with his father; became a dry-goods clerk; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; commissioner and president of the Department of Taxes and Assessments of New York City 1872-1880; member of the Board of Estimates and Apportionments and commissioner of accounts of New York City; was a lawyer, but did not practice; died in New York City April 1, 1906; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] WOLF, William Penn, a Representative from Iowa; born in Harrisburg, Stark County, Ohio, December 1, 1833; attended the public schools and Holbrook Seminary; moved to Cedar County, Iowa, in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa; superintendent of public schools; member of the State house of representatives in 1863 and 1864; served in the Union Army as captain of Company I, Forty-sixth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry; appointed assistant assessor of internal revenue in 1865; member of the State senate 1867-1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Smyth and served from December 6, 1870, to March 3, 1871; resumed the practice of law in Tipton, Iowa; again a member of the State house of representatives 1881-1885, and was chosen speaker in 1884; elected judge of the eighteenth judicial district in the fall of 1894 and continued in this capacity until his death in Tipton, Iowa, on September 19, 1896; interment in the Masonic Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Wolf [4] BOLES, Thomas, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., July 16, 1837; attended the common schools; taught school for several years; sheriff of Yell County in 1858; deputy clerk of the circuit court of Yell County in 1859 and 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Danville, Ark.; during the Civil War served as captain of Company E, Third Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry; judge of the fourth judicial circuit from 1865 to April 20, 1868, when he resigned; upon the readmission of Arkansas to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from June 22, 1868, until March 3, 1871; successfully contested the election of John Edwards to the Forty-second Congress and served from February 9, 1872, until March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law at Dardanelle, Ark.; served many years as school director and alderman; appointed receiver of the land office at Dardanelle by President Hayes in February 1878; United States marshal for the western district of Arkansas 1881-1889; delegate to every Republican State convention from the organization of the party until his death; clerk of the United States Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit from September 1897 until his death in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., March 13, 1905; interment in Brealey Cemetery, Dardanelle, Ark. CLIP SIGNATURE. See Boles signature [5] LEWIS, John Francis, a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynnwood, Rockingham County, Va., March 1, 1818; attended an old field school; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State secession convention in 1861 and refused to sign the ordinance of secession; elected lieutenant governor in 1869; upon the readmission of the State of Virginia to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 26, 1870, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-third Congress); appointed by Presidents Ulysses Grant and Rutherford Hayes United States marshal for the western district of Virginia 1875-1882, when he resigned; again elected lieutenant governor in 1881; resumed agricultural pursuits; died at "Lynnwood," Rockingham County, Va., September 2, 1895; interment in the family burial ground. NICE SIGNATURE ON ALBUM SHEET. He was a delegate to the Virginia secession convention in 1861, but refused to sign the ordinance of secession. He was the only member from east of the Allegheny Mountains that refused to endorse the document. [6] James K. Moorhead (1806-1884) U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He established the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. He constructed the Monongahela Navigation Canal and was president of the company for 21 years. He was president of the Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co., which later became the Western Union Telegraph Company. CLIP SIGNATURE. [7] Moses Norris, Jr. (1799-1855) United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Norris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847). He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1847-1848, and served as speaker . He was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1849, until his death. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Claims (Thirty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Thirty-second Congress) and the Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-third Congress). He died in Washington, D.C. in 1855; interment was in Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. Signature.............60-80

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1030. Joe Redington, Senior (1917-1999) American dog musher and kennel owner, who is best known as the "Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race", a long distance sled dog race run from the Anchorage area to Nome, Alaska. Three signed items. VG...........80-120

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OF RHODE ISLAND INTEREST

1031. [RI] SAM. RODMAN - ADS, Providence [RI] April 8, 1837. Promissory note to pay Stafford & Lothrop $338.42, in 3 months. Samuel Rodman was a woolen manufacturer from South Kingston, Rhode Island. He was the father of Union General ISAAC PEACE RODMAN (1822-1863). After his schooling Isaac learned his father's business and became a partner with his father. Isaac was leading a division of the 9th Corps when mortally wounded by A.P. Hill's men at Sharpsburg. His wife, Samuel [his father], and family physician reached his bedside before he died. Clear signature. Uncommon. 7-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. ........50-75

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1032. Joseph Gerrish (1732-1812) He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and The plate passed to the couple's youngest son, Joseph Gerrish (b. 1732). He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and was listed at the head of his class, a testament not to his academic prowess but rather to his social rank. He married in 1764 Anna, daughter of the Reverend William Thompson of Scarborough; she died in 1772. In 1770 Joseph became a Massachusetts Councillor, and he died at Gerrish Island in Kittery in 1812. Offered here is a rare ALS written by Joseph Gerrish to his wife at Portsmouth, NH. Written from Cape Francison Jan. 21, 1786. One-page plus address leaf, no postal marks of course. "Dear And louving wife these few lines Comes with my kind louve to you and All Relations and friends and to inform you of my good health at Present thanks be to god for it and hope by the blessing of God these few lines will find you in a better State of health than when I left home. We arivd in here last knight after going to Saint Barts mis Saint Martins and Saint Cruz we hant sald (sailed) yet but the Capt will set tomorrow morning and shall sail for home in about 5 weaks. Tell Mrs. Dabphin that there was a man come on bord of us to day from oways that knowooz Mr. Dabphin and is well and I sent hur letter by him no more at present but I am in hope in a few days to send you more sertain when we shall sail for their is a great many yaneis hear and more or les saling every day. I shall rite every good opertunity. This is the first but I still remain your loving husband till death. Good nite for it is late and I must git up very early. Joseph Gerrish." Quotation not exact. Somewhat tattered condition, esp. the address leaf..............150-250

Joseph Gerrish was once the owner of what is now know as THE SARAH ELIOT PLATE. A rare American silver plate made in 1690 by John Coney of Boston. This simple in appearance 9 oz., 9-1/8" diameter plate sold at Sothebys auction [Jan. 2, 2011]. It was offered with an estimate of $150,000 to 200,000. It sold for $ 324,750. Joseph Gerrish was the 2nd owner of the plate, given to him by Sarah Eliot Gerrish (1687-1770). Joseph would then give the plate to his daughter and was then passed down from daughter to daughter.

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1033. ROBERT LEE [1793-1877] noted obstetric physician, author. In 1817 Lee moved to London and took charge of an epileptic patient, the son of the Honorable William Lamb (afterwards Lord Melbourne). On relinquishing this appointment he spent the winter of 1821-22 in Paris, furthering his medical education through the study of anatomy. He remained abroad for the following year, employed as domestic physician to a family of high rank. He traveled with them through the South of France and Northern Italy. On his return to England he became a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London, in March 1823, and began to practice as an obstetric physician. He suffered a severe illness at this time. When he recovered he obtained a medical appointment with the East India Company. However, before leaving for Calcutta, he received the offer of appointment as domestic physician to Prince Woronzow, then governor-general of the Crimea and the Russian provinces around the Black Sea. He left for Odessa in October 1824. In 1825 he traveled with the Prince and his family to the Crimea, where he was presented to Czar Alexander a few days before the Czar's sudden death from epidemic fever. Lee later published an account of the Czar's final days, Last Days of Alexander and the First Days of Nicholas (1854), in order to counteract rumours that the Czar had died a suspicious death. Lee returned to England with Prince Woronzow in 1826, and again began to practice as an obstetrician in London. In 1827 he was elected physician to the British Lying-in Hospital, and began to lecture on midwifery. In 1829 he also became lecturer on midwifery in the Webb Street School of Anatomy and Medicine. From his settling in London in 1827, Lee devoted much time and effort to investigations into the pathology of the diseases of women, puerperal fever, and in prolonged dissections of the ganglia and nerves of the uterus. In 1842 he published what some consider his most valuable contribution, Clinical Midwifery (2nd ed. 1848), which contained 545 cases of difficult labour. His subsequent work, Three Hundred Consultations in Midwifery (1864) was also deemed to be important. ALS, London, 1842, 2-1/2 pages. All though noted mentioned, this letter is to Sir. John Churchill [1801-75] the London medical publisher. This letter is from his papers. In part - "I think I could succeed with little trouble in finding a Bookseller to publish the volume of Clinical Midwifery....you may not feel disposed to take the responsibility of publication upon you..........150-200

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1034. (ART) PARIS FROM CHARLLOTE - original engraving, likely pre-1850, engraved by J.B. Neagle, approx. 6 x 7.75 in. plus margins. Paper very good. Only very light spots from age.....................50-75

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1035. William Thomas Hamilton [1820-1888] a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 38th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1880 to 1884. He also served in the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland, from [1868-1874], and in the House of Representatives, representing the second district [1849-1853] and fourth district [1853-1855] of Maryland. Signed card. Fine.............25-35

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Uncle of Abraham Lincoln

1036. [KENTUCKY] SAM BUSH [b. 1772] brother of Sarah Bush, who became Abraham Lincoln's step-mother after the death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Samuel was the son of Christopher Bush, a farmer and constable of Hardin County, and captain of patrollers. Thomas Lincoln [father of the president] served under Christopher Bush as a patroller. Christopher and Samuel Bush were plaintiffs in the first law suit ever tried in Hardin Co. [1793]. Isaac Bush, brother of Samuel, sold the Sinking Spring farm to Thomas Lincoln - recorded as the site of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Feb. 12, 1809. Partly-printed Document Signed, Hardin Co., KY, 1807, 1p, approx. 7-3/4 x 6-1/2 in. Also signed by Henry Ewin. Court document concerning a debt owed by Ewin to John Helm. Top half of document was damp-stained but all ink in quite legible. .................100-150

 

1037. (PIONEER KENTUCKY) THO. SPEED (1768-1842) this pioneer was born in Charlotte County, Virginia, and died on his farm near Bardstown, Kentucky. Taught by his father, their family moved to Kentucky in 1782. Thomas Speed was Clerk of the general court; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Danville & Bardstown in 1790; also was a farmer; served as major in War of 1812; elected to U.S. Congress [1817-1819]; contributed articles to the National Intelligencer, Wash. DC. He was buried on his farm, "Cottage Grove," near Bardstown, KY. DS, 1804, 6-1/2 x 5-1/2. Court summons for several men to appear before the judges of the Nelson Circuit Court, to testify on behalf of Joseph Wright. Light toning o/w VG.............75-100

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1038. [KENTUCKY PIONEER TEACHER] Sam'l Stevenson - came to Elizabethtown in 1806. He taught school at Hardin Academy for about 2 years. Considered a good teacher, he was afterwards a merchant and served a term in the Ky. State Legislature. Lengthy 1p. Manuscript Document, 1809, Signed by Sam. Stevenson and John A. Stevenson. Concerns Denton Geoghegan and John Johnston [believe him to have been known as Jolly John] in the matter of a debt. Excellent condition. Mentions Hardin Co. Sheriff Isom Enlow, who is interesting because of the rumor that he was the actual father of Abraham Lincoln. Some still believe this today. Charles K. French, the actor, played the part of Isom Enlow in the 1924 movie about Abraham Lincoln. Isom was a neighbor of Tom Lincoln, Abraham's father. The names of Isom, his wife Mary & son Abraham have often been associated with the birth of Abe Lincoln in 1809. Approx. 9-1/2 x 7-3/4 in. ..............200-300

 

1039. J.S. DILLER (Joseph Silas) [b. 1850] American geologist, born in Plainfield, Pennsylvania. He was graduated at Lawrence scientific school of Harvard in 1879, and spent two years in postgraduate studies at Harvard and at the University in GSttingen. From 1873 till 1877 he taught in the State normal school in Westfield, Massachusetts, and from 1881 till 1883 was geologist of the Assos expedition. In 1883 he became assistant geologist on the U. S. geological survey, and in that capacity has traveled extensively throughout the United States. He is a member of several scientific societies, and author of numerous papers that have been published in scientific journals in the United States and in Europe, the principal of which are "Notes on the Geology of the Troad" (1883); "Diamonds in the United States" (1886) € and "Notes on the Geology of Northern California" (1886). TLS, US Geological Survey, Nov. 5, 1907, 1p, 4to. To Dr. R.S. Woodward. Sends copy of Miss Bascom's letter. "If there are steep slopes near the 'Race Course' to furnish the angular blocks her view seems possible but the evenness of the upper surface would still be difficult to understand...."etc...............100-150

 

1040. Harvey W. Wiley (1844 -1930) American chemist. ANS, circa 1908, "Dr. Harvey W. Wiley accepts with pleasure the cordial invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward to meet the members of the National Academy of Sciences, on April twenty-second." He was chief chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1912. The noted chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and his subsequent work at the Good Housekeeping Institute laboratories..........60-80

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Master Wood-Carver

1041. [ART] Karl von Rydingsvard - A pioneer in "legitimate" wood carving is Mr. Karl von Rydingsvard, a Swede, who had been a teacher of and lecturer on carving in New York. He spent his summers in Maine&emdash;appropriate place for workers in wood. At Brunswick, Me., he brought about him zealous pupils from families of the well-to-do, and also regular folks. Offered here is a wonderful content letter from Rydingsvard to the noted artits, Douglas Volk. The first couple of pages concern a frame made by Rydingsvard for Volk. The remaining portion of the letter is a little biographical and talks about how the Scandinavians, rather than Americans, are considered the best wood carvers. Dated 1902, 5pp. NOT WRITTEN OR SIGNED IN THE HAND OF RYDINGSVARD; probably in the hand of his wife or daughter. VG............50-75

 

1042. Charles R. Van Hise, Ph.D. (1857-1918) American geologist and academic. He served as president of the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1903 to 1918. In 1904, as president of the university, he declared that "the beneficent influence of the university [be] available to every home in the state," later articulated as the "Wisconsin Idea." He was instrumental in the formation of the University of Wisconsin Extension division, which later grew into the University of Wisconsin System. During his tenure, UW's medical college was established, the number of faculty doubled and the university's revenue increased fourfold. Van Hise worked as a consulting geologist for the United States Geological Survey from 1909 -1918 and published several works for them. He served as the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1916. TLS, U. of Wisc., July 3, 1908, 1p, 8.5 x 11". To Ira Remsen, President Carnegie Institution. "Your letter asking me to serve on a committee of the National Academy with reference to the consolidation and correlation of government scientific work is received. While I am sorry to undertake any additional work, the importance of the duty you suggest for me is such that I feel I should accept. This I do, because in the past I have known somewhat intimately of the work of some of the departments of the government, but at present have no connection with any of them." Mail folds o/w VG............75-100

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To James Robb

1043. Ashbel Green - ALS, NY, Dec. 10, 1862, 1p, 7-3/4 x 9-3/4. This letter is to JAMES ROBB [1814-1881] rich banker. He moved from Cincinnati to New Orleans in 1837; built the first gas-works in Havana, Cuba [1840], and was President of the Spanish Gaslight Company, sharing the capital with Maria Christina, the Queen-Mother of Spain. He was President of railroad convention [1851] that met in New Orleans, and built the first railroad that connected New Orleans to the north. President Lincoln offered him the military governorship of Louisiana, which he declined; President Johnson offered him the post of Sec. of the Treasury, which he also declined. His residence in New Orleans was the finest in the city. This letter concerns property in Brooklyn, NY. Ashbel Green was a lawyer who graduated from Princeton in 1846, and founded Alexander & Green with Henry M. Alexander in 1849 or 1850. He was vice president and general counsel of the West Shore Railroad, and later general counsel of the New York Central. His brother, Robert S. Green, was the governor of New Jersey; and his brother, Dr. James S. Green, was the mayor of Elizabeth, N.J. Most all of the Papers of James Robb are in institutional collections now. Scarce as such! VG..........100-150

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1044. [NY] CLARK, John Chamberlain, a Representative from New York; born in Pittsfield, Mass., January 14, 1793; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1811; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hamilton, N.Y.; moved to Bainbridge, Chenango County, about 1818; district attorney 1823-1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839), but changed his politics on the appearance of President Van Buren's message in 1837 favoring an independent Treasury; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); served as First Auditor of the Treasury, August 2, 1849-October 31, 1849; moved to Chemung County, N.Y., and engaged in the lumber business; died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., October 25, 1852; interment in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bainbridge, N.Y. Album page SIGNED TWICE........20-30

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1045. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor painting, unsigned, 9 x 11.5". VG.........75-100

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1046. Joseph Paxson Iddings [1857-1920]. American geologist, b. Baltimore. Professor, U. of Chicago (1895-1908). Co-author, with Cross, Pirsson, and Washington, of Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks (1903); author of Rock Minerals (1906), Igneous Rocks (1909-13), The Problem of Volcanism (1914). ANS, no date. "Mr. Iddings hopes to be able to accept the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Woodward for Wednesday evening April the twenty-second. VG............50-75

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1047. [ART] William H. Lizars (1788-1859) Scottish painter and engraver. Lizars was first apprenticed to his father, from whom he learnt engraving, and then entered as a student under John Graham in the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh, where he was a fellow-student with Sir David Wilkie. In 1812, on the death of his father, Lizars had to carry on the business of engraving and copperplate printing in order to support his mother and family. Lizars encountered J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826, introduced (on Audubon's account) with his portfolio by the naturalists Patrick Neill and Prideaux John Selby. So began an intense period when Lizars helped Audubon meet Edinburgh luminaries likely to be useful to him: Robert Jameson, David Brewster and James Wilson in particular. Lizars had a celebrated portrait of Audubon painted (it is now in the White House), by John Syme, in his wolfskin coat, in late November; and the following day took him to meet George Combe and other phrenologists. Lizars had agreed to publish Audubon's Birds of America . After a promising start, the business did not go well, and Audubon moved the production to London. The work was completed by the Havell family. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1808 to 1815 Lizars was a frequent exhibitor of portraits, and of sacred and domestic subjects, at exhibitions in Edinburgh. In 1812 he sent two pictures to the Royal Academy in London, Reading the Will and A Scotch Wedding. They were admired, were hung on the line, and were engraved. They went to the National Gallery of Scotland at Edinburgh. He engraved The Ommeganck at Antwerp, after Gustave Wappers, for the Royal Gallery of Art, and Puck and the Fairies, after Richard Dadd. He also engraved plates of Scottish scenery for publications, and the Anatomical Plates of 1822 for his brother John. Two pictures of churches by Lizars were in the Royal Scottish Academy's collection. There was a pencil drawing by him, done in 1815, of John Flaxman, in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Rare ALS [brief], 1837, to W. Forrest about printing plates. Forrest has a letter below and concluding on the verso. VG............200-300

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1048. [NAPOLEON - Book] William Forsyth. HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVITY OF NAPOLEON AT ST. HELENA; From the Letters and Journals of the late Lieut-Gen Sir Hudson Lowe. Publisher: John Murray, London, 1853. A superb three-volume set in cloth, complete with large fold-out map in Vol.1; 495pp.; 490pp.; 529pp, engraved frontispieces to all volumes. Sunned spines; rubbed corners; small suff-hole front cover vol. 1; vol. 2 cover loose; vol. 3 covers cracked............200-300

 

KENTUCKY PIONEER HISTORY

1049. [KENTUCKY] Kentucky document dated 1817 from the Elizabethtown area. Signed Robert Bleakley, who with William Montgomery, a fellow Irishman, opened a general store in Elizabethtown. Their establishment is said to have been the first such operation in the pioneer village that could ready be called a "store." The store was opened in a log house at the corner of the Public Square. Bleakley was engaged in the rebellion in Ireland in 1798. He evaded Government officers by concealing himself in a vessel and thus made his escape to the United States. Bleakley remained some years after Montgomery left town, and acted as sheriff for several years, and then settled on a farm and died about 1850, leaving a large family. Also signed by John Miller who was as a member of the Miller family, noted Indian fighters. On the verso is ADS by William Fairleigh was born at Elizabethtown, Ky., April 19, 1797. He was schooled in Elizabethtown, and on January 20, 1817, was appointed and sworn as deputy under Samuel Haycraft, Junior, the new Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Hardin county. Haycraft and Jack Thomas had both been deputies in the office under Major Ben Helm, former clerk. An interesting sidelight is that on May 28, 1860, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to Mr. Haycraft: "My recollection is that Ben Helm was first clerk, that you succeeded him, that Jack Thomas and William Fairleigh graduated in the same office, and that your handwritings were all very similar. Am I right?" Fairleigh became the first clerk of Meade county upon the organization of its courts in 1824 and held that office for more than forty years. William Fairleigh was also for a time deputy sheriff of Hardin county. Approx. 8 x 5-1/2". Superb condition.............100-150

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RARE LETTER BY WALT KUHN

1050. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. ALS, Great Barrington, Mass., written on 2 separate pages, 5x8" sheets. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked July 1, 1940. Talks mostly about political matters, mentioning Wilkie. Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............250-350

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1051. [WW II] EVELYN W. FARRAND. Assist. to Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Chairman of YOUNG AMERICA WANTS TO HELP, operated under the auspices of the British War Relief Society, Inc. Typewritten Letter Signed, New York, July 21, 1941, to Mrs. Burton Musser, the president of the Utah British War Relief Society. One page, 4to. Sending three pages of information on projects for raising funds for immediate aid of the children in Britain to the additional objective of "crystalliz[ing] the sympathy of the youth of America for the youth of Great Britain." Four pages total.........40-60

 

 

1052. [ART] MAURICE STERNE (1877/78-1957) American sculptor and painter remembered today for his association with philanthropist Mabel Dodge Luhan, to whom he was married from 1916 to 1923. He began his career as a draftsman and painter, and critics noted the similarity of his work, in its volume and weight, to sculpture. A trip to Greece in 1908 introduced him to archaic Greek statues, inspiring him to experiment with the form himself in stone. He also traveled to Bali to paint and sketch, which further informed his later work. ORIGINAL ETCHING, C. 1903, from DeKocks Novels. Image approx. 3-1/4 x 4-3/4" plis margins. Foxing in margins but image area is very good...........50-75

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1053. (ART) COLETTE PETTIER [Fr. 20th c.] original pencil signed etching, 1954, 4.5 x 3.5 in. plus slim margins. Accompanied by ALS, 1954, in French, not translated & envelope, from Paris to collector in NYC. VG. Whimsical scene.............75-100

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1054. [AUTHOR] HARVEY WEISS - signed bookplate..........10-15

 

1055. [FILM & THEATRE] A. E. Matthews OBE (1869-1960) English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and who became known (not surprisingly) for his longevity. Nicknamed "Matty", he was christened Alfred Edward Matthews. He toured during World War II in The First Mrs. Fraser with Dame Marie Tempest and Barry Morse and later in the extremely popular films Carry on Admiral, Doctor at Large and Around the World in 80 Days - in which he played a mainstay of the Reform Club - amongst many others. From World War II until his death he enjoyed renown as one of British cinema's most famous crotchety, and sometimes rascally, old men. Matthews's other most well-known films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Million Pound Note (with Gregory Peck), Inn for Trouble, The Magic Box, The Ghosts of Berkeley Square and Just William's Luck. ALS, c. 1945-50, 2pp., signed "Matty". Written to the noted actor Roland Young, remembered for his role of Topper. Mentions being left out of the honors, Leslie Banks, Aubrey Smith, Charles Hawbrey, Shubert [producer], being on tour etc. Fine letter to a close friend in superb condition...........80-120

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1056. [FILM] Eddie Bracken (1915- 2002) American actor. ISP, 8 x 10..........25-35

 

1057. [THEATRE] Hiram Sherman (1908-1989) American actor. Born in Boston, Mass., Sherman made his Broadway debut as a playwright with the short-lived comedy Too Much Party in 1934. It proved to be his sole attempt at writing. Two years later he made his first appearance as an actor in Horse Eats Hat. Additional theatre credits include Julius Caesar, Very Warm for May, Cyrano de Bergerac, Boyd's Daughter (which he directed as well), Mary, Mary, Two's Company, and How Now, Dow Jones, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the latter two. Sherman's many television credits include such early anthology series as Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, The Alcoa Hour, and Hallmark Hall of Fame and a regular role on Tammy Grimes' eponymous comedy series. His feature films included The Solid Gold Cadillac and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. TLS, Signed Hiram, 1957, 1p, to Mrs. Easley regarding medal going to Eli-Drama League. VG...........35-45

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1058. [MIXED LOT] [1] Louise Creighton, née von Glehn (1850-1936) British author of books on historical and socio-political topics, and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE [2] Eleanor Painter (1891 - 1947) American opera singer. She had a successful career of almost two decades. Pencil signature on card with sentiment. [3] Commodore John Downes (1786 &endash; 1854) was an officer in the United States Navy, whose service covered the first half of the 19th century. Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Downes in honor of him. Clip signature. [4] John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) American Methodist Episcopal bishop. Clip signature. [5] George Madden Martin (1866-1946) American fiction writer. ANS, 1924. [6] Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) U.S. Representative from Connecticut, father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour. Clip signature. [6] William Howitt (1792-1879) English author. Clip signature. [7] Emma Speed Sampson author who wrote the last 5 books from The Bluebird Books series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. Signature, inscribed [pencil] 1923. [8] James Parton (1822-1891) England-born American biographer. He was the most popular biographer of his day in America. AQS, New York, March 10, 1864. "I welcome Maryland to the union of Free States! Jas. Parton." [9] Alice May (1847 -1887), sometimes known as Louise Allen, was an English singer and actress, perhaps best remembered as the creator of the soprano role of Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer (1877). Clip signature. Light stain. [10] John Ransom Buck (1835-1917) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Signature..........60-80

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1059. [MUSIC] Radie Britain [1899-1994] female Texas composer. A bar of two of handwritten musical notes from "Epiphyllum", signed. Approx. 8 x 3-3/4. Fine..............30-40

 

NOTED INDIAN FIGHTER

1060. [KENTUCKY PIONEER] Col. . Nicholas MILLER - Kentucky Pioneer from the Elizabethtown area. Remembered as an Indian fighter. Sam. Haycraft, the Ky. historian, gives the following account: "Dan Vertrees was a stalwart young man of daring. He, with the late Colonel Nicholas Miller and others, were pursuing aband of Indians; Miller, then young, was tall, slenderly built, as active as a cat, and as fleet as hind, and as brave as Julius Caesar. This company coming upon the Indians, suddenly, a desperate fight ensued. Vertrees was killed at the first fire. A stout warrior seized a white man, wrestled his gun from him and was about to cleve his head with an axe. Miller at that moment, with a celerity of action which few men could equal, and with a power that few possessed ..... snatched the white man from the Indian as he would a chicken from a hawk, and, with an equal rapid motion, killed the Indian. This turned the tide, and the remaining Indians fled, leaving several dead on the ground." Manuscript Document Signed, 1801, 1p., 7-3/4 x 12-1/2" Also signed by John Pritle, James Murdock and Thos. Logsdon. Separated halfway along middle fold line..............200-300

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1061. LINCOLN'S KENTUCKY - 1795 manuscript document from Hardin Co., Kentucky, written and signed by David MAY [d. 1798] Court Clerk in Elizabethtown. He held this position from 1795 until his death. E-town was laid out in 1793 but not organized with trustees until 1797. A summons for Cornelius Merry. Of greater interest is the docket signature of Samuel Haycraft Sr. on the verso. He owned considerable land in the Mill Creek section. His farm adjoined that of the Lincolns, the two families being good friends. Haycraft Sr. [1752-1823], along with Andrew Hynes & Thomas Helm are credited with having established the settlement in Severns Valley which became Elizabethtown. He built the first mill in the valley in 1797. Lincoln's father was employed in that mill. VG. Approx. 6-1/4 x 4". Rare!................100-150

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1062. [KENTUCKY PIONEER] JACOB LARUE [1744-1821] Pioneer. It is believed that he made several trips to Kentucky prior to moving there in 1798. As early as 1783, some 18,000 acres were entered in his name. He lived the life of a quiet and respected planter. He held for some years the position of Justice of the Peace for Hardin County. Manscript Document Signed by Larue. Also signed by Abraham Miller and another whose signature we are not able to identify. On the verso Ann Murphy signs for James Murphy. In this 1814 document Jacob Larue promises to pay $89 to James Murphy. No place mentioned but this is from the Elizabethtown area. 8x5 in..............100-150

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1063. (KENTUCKY PIONEER) CHAS. HELM [b. Va. 1777-1821?] elected to the state senate in 1812, serving four terms; during War of 1812 he served under Capt. [later Maj. Gen.] John Thomas, in the 2nd Regt. of Ky. Mounted Militia. DS, [Elizabethtown, Ky.] 1804, 7-3/4 x 12". Also signed by Asa Coombes, Jacob Linder, James Love, & John Coombes. Signed [very ink ink] on verso by Luke Calvin. Promise to pay document. Prominent stain..........200-300

 

1064. William Wallace CAMPBELL (1862-1938), American astronomer, who pioneered in the use of spectroscopy to study the motions of stars. Born in Hancock Co., Ohio, Campbell was educated at the University of Michigan. His Stellar Motions (1913) and catalog of nearly 1000 stellar velocities became the classic works in the field. Through his studies of planetary atmospheres, Campbell was also one of the first to declare (1894) Mars unsuitable to life as known on earth. Campbell was director of Lick Observatory (1901-30) and president of the University of California (1923-30). He later served as president of the National Academy of Sciences (1931-35). TLS, Lick Observatory, U. of Calif., 1908, 1p, 4to. To Dr. Ira Remsen, President National Academy of Sciences. "I have decided to accept the appointment to the Committee of the National Academy of Science, though regretting the interruption that this duty will make to my regular work. I shall be interested to have, as early as possible, information as to the meetings of the Committee. My time between the twentieth and the thirtieth of August is heavily mortgaged already; but I judge that Committee meetings could not be held with advantage between these dates." Dr. Ira Remsen (1846-1927) was an American chemist and educator, b. New York City. First professor of chemistry, Johns Hopkins U. (1876-1913); president, Johns Hopkins U. (1901-13). Founded American Chemical Journal (1879) and edited it (1879-1913). Conducted investigations both in organic and in inorganic chemistry; discovered saccharin; discovered Remsen' s law on prevention of oxidation in methyl and other groups. Remsen has written in ink at bottom of letter - "Referred to President R.S. Woodward, Chairman, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC." Rare combination................200-300

 

Original Gloucester Harbor Scene

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

 

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

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1067. [FILM] Sissy Spacek (b. 1949) i American actress. SIGNED 7x5 photo. VG...........25-35

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

 

1069. [MIXED LOT] [1] Knox, Edmund George Valpy. Pseudonym Evoe [1881-1971]. English humorist. On staff (from 1921), editor of Punch (1932-49). Author of The Brazen Lyre (1911), Fiction As She Is Wrote (1923), Quaint Specimens (1925), Folly Calling (1932), etc. ALS, 1932, 1p. VG. Click to see Knox [2] Two 1839 Bills of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Rhode Island to New Orleans. Partly-printed, approx. 8.5 x 2 in. [3] [RAILROAD] SIR FREDERICK JOSEPH BRAMWELL [1818-1903] English engineer; built locomotive for Stockton and Darlington railway [1843]; developed legal and consultative side of the profession; the first to practice as technical advocate; recognized authority on municipal and waterworks engineering. ALS, 1887, 1p, 8vo. To Balfour Browne. Can't dine. [4] [MISSOURI] B.G. WILKERSON - Lawyer from Sedalia, Mo. Group of 7 ALSs, & 1 signed receipt, 1887-1889. [5] Edward Carr [Glyn] Petriburg (1843 - 1928) was an Anglican bishop in England the late 19th century and the early 20th century. He was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1896 to 1916. After a curacy in Doncaster, he was the domestic chaplain to William Thomson, the Archbishop of York, and then held incumbencies at St Mary's Beverley, St George's Minster, Doncaster and St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington. He became an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen and was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1897 until 1916. ALS, The Palace Peterborough, 1905, 2pp. VG [6] George Rodney [Eden] Wakefield (1853 - 1940) was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Dover and Wakefield. He was educated at Reading School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He began his ecclesiastical career as Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham. After an incumbency at Bishop Auckland - in latter years he was also Rural Dean - he began what his Times obituary described as "nearly forty years of quiet but efficient service to the episcopate". ALS, no yr, written on both sides. VG. [7] James Fraser (1818-1885) was a reforming Anglican bishop of Manchester, England. An able Church administrator and policy leader, he was active in developing the Church's approach to education and in practical politics and industrial relations. Though his views were ecumenical and he was respected within a wide variety of religions, against his own instincts he allowed himself to become involved in some unpleasant litigation under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874. ALS, no year, 1p, laid to album page. [8] Admiral Sir Dudley R. de Chair (1864-1958) Governor of New South Wales from 1924-1930. The highlight of de Chair's naval career came in 1915-16 when, as rear admiral commanding the tenth cruiser squadron, he was responsible for the effective North Sea blockade of Germany. Signed 1905 Riggs National Bank check [Wash. DC]. Signed as Capt. RN. Good clear signature. [9] French Ensor Chadwick (1844-1919) Rear Admiral in United States Navy who became prominent in the naval reform movement of the post-Civil War era. He was particularly noted for his contributions to naval education, and served as President of the Naval War College from 1900-1903. He served in the Spanish-American War, fighting at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, and as commander of the South Atlantic Squadron he played a major part in the Perdicaris incident of 1904 in Morocco. Signed 1899 Riggs National Bank check. Fine with clear bold signature. [10] 1846 PRINTED GOV. DOC. regarding Indian affairs, 3pp...........100-150

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1070. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. (1838-1909) was a prominent advocate of the single tax, free trade, woman's suffrage, and of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. His father was a prominent American abolitionist. Document Signed, 1883. Stock certificate for the Oregon and Transcontinental Co. [railroad]. Nice vignette showing Indians looking down on a train. Signed by Garrison on the verso. VG..........50-75

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1071. [AMERICANA MIXED LOT] [1] an 1852 engraving of the Indiana Institute for the Education of the Blind. [2] R.C. Winthrop (1809-1894) Am. lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Clip signature. Mounting trace show thru. [3] Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900)American Congregational clergyman of considerable note. He was pastor of the Harvard Congregational church of Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1845-1846, and of the Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York, from 1846 until shortly before his death. He was a conservative in theology, and an historical writer of considerable ability. From 1848 to 1861, he was associate editor of the New York Independent , which he had helped to establish; from 1887 to 1897 he was president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and he was prominent in the Long Island Historical Society. Brief ALS, Brookyn [NY], May 14, no yr. Re: Sunday School meeting. Letter appears to have been cropped along left edge, although no loss of text.. [4] Rose Eytinge (1838 - 1911) was an American actress and author, born in Philadelphia. From 1862 to 1869 she played in various theatres in New York City and then went abroad with her second husband, Col. George H. Butler, Consul General to Egypt. SIGNED CARD, 4 x 2-7/8". [5] [MICHIGAN] STRICKLAND, Randolph, a Representative from Michigan; born in Dansville, N.Y., February 4, 1823; attended the common schools; moved to Michigan in 1844 and taught school in Ingham County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in De Witt, Clinton County, Mich.; moved to St. Johns, Clinton County, and continued the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney for Clinton County in 1852, 1854, 1856, 1858, and 1862; member of the State senate in 1861 and 1862; provost marshal of the Sixth Congressional District 1863-1865; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1856 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of law; died in Battle Creek, Mich., May 5, 1880; interment in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Mich. SIGNED album page. Large signature, St. Johns, Mich. [6] [PENN] John Heinz [1938-1991] US Senator from Penn. He died in a tragic plane crash. TLS, 1986, 1p. Routine content [sending autograph]. [7] 1839 wood-engraving - View of Lowell, Mass. [8] John Sherman Cooper - US senator from Ky. Clip signature. [9] Alexander Wiley (1884-1967) was a member of the Republican Party who served four terms in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1963. When he left the Senate, he was its most senior Republican member. Signed 1948 FDC honoring Wisc. [10] Angus Cameron [1826-1897] US senator from Wisc. Signed album page.........80-120

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1072. [POLITICS LOT] [1] Francis John Myers (1901-1956) American teacher, lawyer, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative (1939&endash;1945) and a U.S. Senator (1945&endash;1951) from Pennsylvania. He was Senate Majority Whip from 1949 to 1951. TLS, 1950. [2] George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961)American lawyer, law professor, and Republican politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate and founded the law firm of Pepper Hamilton. Clip signature. [3] Edwin M. Stanton - Lincoln's Sec. of War. Engraved portrait of Stanton. [4] Selden P. Spencer [1862-1925] US senator from Missouri. Signed card. [5] Wm. B. McKinley [1856-1926] US senator from Illinois. Signed card [toned]. [6] George Henry Williams (1823-1910), United States Attorney General and a United States senator from Oregon. Clip signture. [7] James W. Wadsworth Jr. - US senator from NY. Signed card. [8] Clair Engle - US senator from Calif. Clip signature. [9] Edward F. Arn - Gov. of Kansas. Signed card. [10] John J. Ingalls - US senator from Kansas. Signature.............50-75

 

1073. [ART] Lawrence "Larry" Calcagno (1913-1993) American painter. Benefiting from the G.I. Bill in 1947 Lawrence Calcagno enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. His teachers were Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still along with instructors, Edward Corbett and Richard Diebenkorn. In 1950 he left California School of Fine Arts for Europe. He went to Paris, France to study at L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1951 he went to Florence to study the Renaissance. He enrolled at the Instituto d'Arte Statale. He held several prominent teaching positions. ALS, 1989, 1p full page, 8.5 x 11". Written to a collector saying "I always try to encourage young artists and emerging collectors...." he then offers a silk screen print for $250 done in 1971 saying that the price is less than half. VG.........75-100

 

About The Great Art Teacher Hans Hofmann

1074. [ART] Karl Kasten (1916-2010) American artist who studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, and who is perhaps considered the most important art teacher of the 20th century in America. Kasten was a painter-printmaker-educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kasten was also an editorial cartoonist and Arts Editor for The Daily Californian newspaper. His cartoons regularly featured reflections on the New Deal and the conflicts in Europe. By coincidence the success of Berkeley's Golden Bears also marked an interesting chapter in Kasten's artistic adventure. As part of the Rally Committee, Kasten designed and directed the card stunts for the 1938 Rose Bowl against Alabama's Crimson Tide. The card sequence depicted Berkeley's Campanile covered over by a surging red tide. As the tide receded, a bear appeared in a rowboat and rowed across the tide. Cal won, 13-0. Kasten describes the stunts as, "The greatest work of art I ever did." He went on to complete his B.A and M.A at UC Berkeley. Following his graduation he taught briefly at the California School of Fine Arts but the attack on Pearl Harbor led him to wartime service. On D-Day he was promoted to Captain and put in charge of the Intelligence unit of the Battalion. Kastens' memories of the war are dark and he recalls bluntly, "My job was to kill people," and "I was pretty miserable inside." In the early '50s Kasten experimented with Cubism and non-objective painting but after studying at the Hans Hofmann School in Provincetown, Mass in '51 he turned to Abstract Expressionism. Hoffman's modern art philosophy stressed "pictorial structure, spatial illusion, and color relationships." In her biography of the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism Susan Landauer noted Kasten as the artist who came closest to these tenets. Of that period Kasten said, "It was a great period to work in. Just letting things flow and seeing what happens... I think I got more color into painting during that time than most guys." n addition to his wide record of painting exhibitions, Karl Kasten is known worldwide as a master printer. In 1950, he established the Printmaking program and a course in Materials and Techniques at UC Berkeley. Kasten exhibited in the São Paulo Bicentennial and World Print III Traveling Show, as well as the M. H. de Young Museum and California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. His works are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Oakland Art Museum; San Jose Museum of Art; New York Public Library; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum; Achenback Collection; Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes; Auckland City Museum, New Zealand; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Offered here is a 2-page TLS, 1972, about Hans Hofmann. VG...........150-250

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1075. [MIXED LOT] [1] [BIG BEN CLOCK] Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, Q.C. (1816-1905) British lawyer, amateur horologist, and architect. In 1851 he designed the mechanism for the clock of the Palace of Westminster, responsible for the chimes of Big Ben. He was also responsible for rebuilding the west front, roof, and transept windows of St Albans Cathedral at his own expense. Although the building had been in need of repair, popular opinion at the time held that he had changed the cathedral's character, even inspiring the creation and temporary popularity of the verb "to grimthorpe", meaning to carry out unsympathetic restorations of ancient buildings. ALS, 1898, 1p, to the Editor of the Herts Standard. "Sir, I send you this as you will probably wish to notice this important transaction in some way, and you may as well have an accurate account of it. If you like to send me a proof tomorrow you shall have it back on Wednesday." This probably relates to forwarding an article, most likely about the restoration of the Cathedral at St. Albans, which, aside from Big Ben, was his second most famous undertaking. Approx. 8-1/4 x 3-1/4". VG. [2] [SINGER SEWING] WILLIAM E. COOPER - Singer Agent. ALS, New Orleans, 1875, 1p, 4to. on Singer Manufacturing Co. letterhead. "By the burning of the S.S. City of Waco at Galveston, our Invoice of the 28th ult. shipped to that office is an entire loss. Our loss at Aherman Texas has delayed remittances from that point, which were beginning to be good. We are however re-organizing there and will soon be in good shape again..." Mounting traces along left edge. [3] Margaret Prescott Montague [pseudonym Jane Steger] (1878-1955) Am. author. She wrote "The Sowing of Alderson Cree"; "Up Eel River"; "Closed Doors. " She was the first winner of the O. Henry Award (1919) for her "England to America" in The Atlantic Monthly, September 1918. ALS, 1920, 3pp., to the journalist Margaret Marshall. Accompanied by a photograph of her standing outside near house & garden. [4] George Mitchell (b. 1933) American Statesman. Presently serving as special envoy to the Middle East for the Obama administration. A Democrat, Mitchell was a United States Senator who served as the Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. He was chairman of The Walt Disney Company from March 2004 until January 2007, and was chairman of the international law firm DLA Piper at the time of his appointment as special envoy. For his involvement in the Northern Ireland peace negotiations, Mitchell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. TLS, US Senate stationery, Nov. 13, 1980, 1p, 6-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. To Guy Gannett Publishing Co., Portland, Maine, sending thanks for sending him a copy of Harold Boyle's book "Best of Boyle." "I have also sent a note of thanks to Mr. Boyle personally..." In comparison with other Mitchell signatures this does not appear to be an autopen signature. [5] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by I.P. Hazard from Providence, Rhode Island to Savannah. Partly-printed, approx. 9 x 2 in. [6] Job R. Tyson (1803-1858) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Signature. [7] William R. Sapp (1804-1875) U.S. Representative from Ohio. Signature. [8] William A. Gilbert ( 1815 - 1875) U.S. Representative from New York. Signature. [9] Document - Abstract of Expenditures for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri in 2nd Quarter of 1890, signed by a Capt. H. Norgud [?]. [10] James Currie (1756&endash;1805), Scottish doctor and editor of Robert Burns. Antique engraved portrait. VG............100-150

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1076. Kentucky Pioneer Document, 1802, from Hardin County [Elizabethtown], 1p, 8 x 10". Signed by Asa Coombs, William Clark and Christopher [?]. VG..........50-75

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1077. [MIXED LOT] [1] ROBERT SULLIVAN - fragment of ALS to Miss Gilchrist, sending autographs. Not dated but before 1850. Mounted. [3] 7th Viscount Harberton [1867-1944] breif ALS, 1913. [4] Wesley - antique engraved portrait. [5] 1839 Bill of Lading - shipped by R.G. Hazard from N.Y. to Mobile. Partly-printed, approx. 8-1/8 x 2-3/8 in. [6] Rev. S. R. Townsend Mayer [1841-1880] British writer. ALS, 1876, 3pp. Fine. [7] 1852 printed Gov Doc. from President Millard Fillmore about Minnesota Public Buildings, 3pp. [8] Abdullah Al-Khayyal - Saudi Arabian Ambassador. Signature + his unsigned called card. [9] 1896 Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, State of Maine. Multi-page booklet of members whose names are written in. [10] Wood-engraved view of MILLER'S FALLS COMPANY'S WORKS, MILLER'S FALLS, MASS.........75-100

 

1078. [MIXED LOT] multiple items offered here: [1] [ENGLAND] The Rev Dr John Pye-Smith FRS, FGS (1774-1851) was a Congregational theologian and tutor, associated with reconciling geological sciences with the Bible, Repeal of the Corn Laws and abolition. He was the author of many learned works. OFFERED HERE is an UNSIGNED AUTOGRAPH NOTE - "The books which I have referring to Aug. Hermann Franke. .." Follows is a short list of books. Mounted to larger sheet identifying the handwriting in 1840 and "Presented by Jas. W. Alexander." Dr John Pye-Smith was Theological Tutor at Homerton College near Hackney, London for forty-five years between 1805 and 1850, and minister of the Old Gravel Pit Chapel in Chatham Place, Hackney for nearly as long (1811-50). His pupils included Robert Halley (future Principal of New College, London), Samuel Dyer the missionary, and William Johnson Fox of the South Place Ethical Society. The son of a Sheffield bookseller, he was surrounded by books in his youth and, practically self-taught, rose not only to become a dissenting academic and author, but through his interest in science and geology, was elected to become the first Fellow of the Royal Society from a nonconformist background. He was also elected a Fellow of the Geological Society at a time when there was considerable debate about accepting the idea of geological time, and if so to find ways of reconciling this with the teachings of the Old Testament. During the politically turbulent 1790s, before moving to London he had taken over the editorship of the Sheffield Iris, the leading abolitionist newspaper in the North of England, during imprisonment of its editor, his friend James Montgomery. In 1830 Dr Pye Smith took the Chair of The Board of Congregational Ministers when it passed an anti-slavery motion to secure support from all Congregational chapels across the country in petitioning parliament:That we feel it to be a solemn duty to employ our influence with our congregations and the public, to promote petitions to both Houses of Parliament for the abolition of Colonial Slavery, and therefore pledge ourselves, and beg to recommend to our brethren throughout the kingdom to prepare from each congregation such petitions to parliament... The Congregationalists' 1833 abolition lecture, The Sinfulness of Colonial Slavery, was delivered at John Pye-Smith's Meeting House in Hackney by his former pupil, Robert Halley Dr John Pye Smith died in Hackney in 1851 and is buried below a marble chest tomb monument in Dr Watts' Walk, at the Congregationalists' non-denominational garden cemetery in the grounds of Abney Park, Stoke Newington.. [2] ROUNDELL PALMER - 1st Earl of Selborne [1812-1895]. English jurist. M.P. (1847-52, 1853-57, 1861-72); solicitor general (1861); attorney general (1863-65); opposed Gladstone' s Irish church policy; lord chancellor (1872-74, 1880-85); author of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of 1873, which established a single hierarchy of courts; edited a hymnal, The Book of Praise (1863). Created earl (1882). ALS, 1866, 2pp. [3] ABDNOR, James [1923-] Representative and a Senator from South DakotaTLS, 1977, 1p. [4] [BOXING] EDDIE MACK - President and Matchmaker, Argonne Athletic Association. TLS, Boston, 1932, 1p, 4to. To [Rev.] Roland Sawyer of Ware, Mass. Encloses 2 tickets [not present here] for the Schaaf-Winston bout. Roland Sawyer was the noted Socialist who ran for governor in Mass. Mail folds. [5] Max Gebhard SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1911. [6] (Thomas) BRASSEY (1836-1918), Earl Brassey, became civil lord (1880-83) and secretary (1884-85) of the admiralty; governor of Victoria, Australia (1895-1900); author of an encyclopedic work, The British Navy (1882-83); founder of the Naval Annual (1886); created earl (1911). ALS, 1899, 2 pp, 4to. Re: resignation of Bishop Thornton of Victoria. [7] [RELIGION] WM. C. HAWLEY - minister. Neat little document signed. Methodist Episcopal Church Quarterly Ticket [member] dated 1844. No place given but the document is dated 1844, which is important. The church split over the question of slavery in 1844 with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South being formed in southern states. It is unknown at this time whether Rev. Hawley was a black minister. Partly printed, approx. 3 x 2-1/4 in. Lightly toned. Click to see Hawley [8] D.W. CALDWELL - Gen. Manager, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railway Co. ALS, Columbus, Ohio, 1877, 1p, to. To Ingalls. About low wages. File punch holes along margin don't detract. [9] Paul A. Dever (1903-1958) He served as the 58th Governor of Massachusetts. Signed 3x5 card. Slighted toned. See Dever signature [10] US CONGRESSMEN) album page 7 signatures: R.C. De Graffenreid [1859-1902 Tx] € John L. Brenner [1832-1906 Ohio] € C.P. Dorr [1852-1914 W. Va]. On other side are signatures of H.S. Boutell [1856-1926 ILL] € R.C. Davey [1853-1908 La] € John M. Allen [1846-1917 Miss]. VG..........100-150

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Original Etching by Boilot

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

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

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Portrait of Crosby

 

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

 

1082. [THEATRE] Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) American stage actress, writer, and theater owner and producer. Offered here from her estate is her Phillips plastic credit card in her married name, Katharine McClintic.........50-75

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

 

1084. Melville Cane (1879-1980) American poet and lawyer. As a Columbia University student Cane worked as a reporter at the New York Evening Post and also wrote [poetry]. Cane earned his law degree in 1905 and later specialized in [copyright law]. Cane was a legal counsel to notable writers like Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William Saroyan, and Thomas Wolfe and also served on the board of directors for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. Cane was also awarded the Frost Medal by the Poetry Society of America in 1971 for lifetime achievement. Offered here is a signed 6-line handwritten poem titled "Casually." On 8.5 x 11 sheet. VG.........50-75

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Walt Kuhn Talks About His Health

1096. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. ALS, Ogunquit, Maine., written on both sides of 6x7" sheet. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked Aug. 23, 1943. Very good content letter, especially so because he talks about his health problems. "I have been quite shocked at my condition and I certainly don't want to turn into some sort of an invalid. I have had some serious talks with Jensen, gone over our whole problem...." Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............250-350

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Walt Kuhn Talks Marsden Hartley

1097. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. Superb ALS, Ogunquit, Maine., written on both sides of 8-1/2 x 10-3/4" sheet. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera & daughter, Brenda. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked Sept. 4, 1943. Excellent content letter written 2 days after the death of fellow artist Marsden Hartley. Among other things he has been up to Kuhn mentions becoming interested in painting "Marines" [seascapes] ".....I see great promise in painting Marines but it will take a whole season to find the key to the problem...." Perhaps most important is Kuhn saying "...I see where Marsden Hartley has passed on. He was an artist all right in a fragmentary way (like all his kind) no training what-so ever, and no self dicipline. He came to my Durand R. Show. His remark was "Well I do have to admit your things have poetry>' What an awful life be must have had. I'm glad he had his last fling, parading up and down in front of Rosy's..." Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............600-900

Kuhn page 1

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

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

Portrait of Morpeth

 

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

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1101. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1102. MYSTERY LOT - 9 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

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1103. [AMERICANA] Mixed multiple lot: [1] Robert F. Wagner (1877-1953) American politician. He was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New York from 1927 to 1949. TLS, 1932, 1p. [2] John Bigler (1805-1871) American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Democrat, he served as the third Governor of California from 1852 to 1856 and was the first California governor to successfully complete an entire term in office, as well as the first to win re-election. His younger brother, William Bigler, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania during the same period. Bigler was also appointed by President James Buchanan as the U.S. Minister to Chile from 1857 to 1861. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] WILLIAM ANDREW LEONARD (1848-1930) 4th Episcopal Bishop of Ohio (1889-1930), was born in Southport, Conn. He graduated from St. Stephen's College (1866) and received his B.D. degree from Berkeley Divinity School (1871). Ordained a deacon in 1871 and priest in 1872, Leonard began a long career in the Anglican church with a rectorship in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1872-80). His popularity with national leaders such as JOHN HAY , made while a rector in Washington, D.C. (1880-89), helped overcome a Tractarian-versus-evangelical dispute that caused the Diocese of Ohio to vote 5 times before electing him bishop coadjutor. Although an evangelical himself, Leonard used his personal wealth to adopt the lifestyle of his neighbors on Euclid Ave.'s Millionaires' Row as he cajoled them to financially support the diocese. Leonard founded the Free Library in Brooklyn, N.Y.; was a trustees of Kenyon College; and helped St. John's Home for Girls in Painesville. Diocesan clergy doubled, and membership quadrupled during Leonard's episcopacy. He supervised the building of Trinity Cathedral and saved Kenyon College and Bexley Hall from enrollment disasters caused by the high church-low church dispute. He was first president of Mid-West (1914-24) and presiding bishop of the church (1929, 1930). He supervised the American Episcopal churches in Europe (1897-1906). TLS, as Bishop of Ohio, 1928, 1p, 8vo. To Miss Marguerite Thomas at Cambridge, Mass. She was a poet and connected with the famous Blackwell family. Great joy in anticipation of your coming back to us. "I expect to dedicate the new St. Paul's Church on the Heights....It is a handsome building, and the outlook is very hopeful." With envelope. See Leonard TLS [4] THE NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, August 11, 1838, No. 24 - Vol. IV, 16 pages. Includes news of Indian murders in Georgia; also Florida; death of Commodore John Rodgers, and much more. This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. VG. See Niles paper [5] Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861-1931) U.S. administrator and educator. In March 1901, President William McKinley appointed him as the first director of the Bureau of Standards. He served until 1923. He also served as the president of MIT from January 1923 until 1930. DOCUMENT SIGNED, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Standards Certificate, 1906. Granted to S.I.P. Geneve for ONE STEEL METER BAR, submitted by R.S. Woodward, Carnegie Inst. Test No. 1581. 1-page, 8.5 x 11. Folds o/w fine. [6] Arthur E. Bestor (1879 -1944) educator who served with distinction as President of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York from 1915 to 1944. Bestor was a national force for adult education and under his twenty-five year administration, the Institution grew from an assembly for teachers and ministers with modest facilities to a wide-ranging summer program with a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a resident repertory theater company, and celebrated lecturers. TLS, 1920, 1p, 8.5 x 11". To Miss Helen Chase, Curch Sec'y, First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY. Re: speakers for programs. [7] Antique Steel-engraving - Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. Image 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 in. plus margins. VG. See engraving [8] Alexander Henry (1823- 1883) was the mayor of Philadelphia, Penn., during the Civil War. He was prominent in the efforts to suppress Confederate sympathizers within the city early in the war, and helped organize civilians to assist in constructing earthworks to defend the city during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Clip Signature. [9] Frederic Thomas Greenhalge (1842-1896) Gov. of Mass. [1894-96]. ALS, 1893, 1-full page, 8.5 x 11". To