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1.  [FRANCE] Marie Thérèse de France (Marie Thérèse Charlotte; [1778-1851]was the eldest child of King Louis XVI of France and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. As the daughter of the king, she was a Fille de France, and as the eldest daughter of the king, she was given the traditional honorific Madame Royale at birth. She married her cousin, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the eldest son of the future Charles X. Once married, she assumed her husband's title and was known as the Duchess of Angoulême. She became the Dauphine of France upon the accession of her father-in-law to the throne of France in 1824. Technically she was Queen of France for twenty minutes, in 1830, between the time her father-in-law signed the instrument of abdication and the time her husband, reluctantly, signed the same document. She was the only child to survive the Reign of Terror. Offered here is an interesting manuscript letter dated 23 December 1816, one lengthy page, approx. 9.5 x 14".  Content unknown. Note: we are unable to ascertain at this time whether or not this letter is actually in the hand of Marie or perhaps a secretary, therefore it is being offered as a secretarial letter from that time period. See scans below.............200-300

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Portrait of Marie


2. [FRANCE] François Achille Longet (1811 - 1871)  French anatomist and physiologist who was a native of Saint Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines.
He was a student of François Magendie (1783-1855), and a pioneer in the field of experimental physiology.  In 1853 he attained the chair of physiology of the Faculté de Médecine in Paris. One one his better known students was German physiologist Moritz Schiff (1823-1896). Longet is remembered for extensive research of the autonomic nervous system, and physiological experiments of the anterior and posterior columns of the spinal cord in regards to sensory and motor functionality. Also, he is credited with providing a detailed comprehensive description of nerve innervation of the larynx.  With Jean Pierre Flourens (1794-1867), he performed pioneer experiments on the effects of ether and chloroform on the central nervous system in laboratory animals. ALS, 1859, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4".  Content unknown. VG...........100-150

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3. [FRANCE]  Henri Lecoq (1802-1871)  French botanist. Charles Darwin mentioned his name in 1859 in the preface of his famous book On The Origin of Species as a believer in the modification of species. Darwin wrote: "A well-known French botanist, M. Lecoq, writes in 1854 ('Etudes sur Géograph. Bot.,' tom. i. p. 250), 'On voit que nos recherches sur la fixité ou la variation de l'espèce, nous conduisent directement aux idées émises, par deux hommes justement célèbres, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire et Goethe.' Some other passages scattered through M. Lecoq's large work, make it a little doubtful how far he extends his views on the modification of species."  The work referenced by Darwin is Lecoq's "Étude de la Géographie Botanique de l’Europe", published in 1854.  A number of plants carry the name of Lecoq in their descriptive names. In addition a museum in his home town of Clermont Ferrand (France) is named after him.  The standard author abbreviation Lecoq is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. ALS,  [1829 ?], 3 full pages plus address leaf. Approx. 6-3/4 x 8-1/2". VG. Rare!.............200-300

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Address leaf


4. [ABRAHAM LINCOLN] Archive from the Herbert Wells Fay Collection.  Herbert W. Fay (1859-1949) was custodian of the Abraham Lincoln Tomb and Monument in Springfield from 1921 until his death. He is buried just 100 yards from Lincoln’s tomb.  Custodian Johnson died in 1921. Shortly afterward, Herbert Wells Fay of DeKalb, Illinois, was appointed his successor. Fay was "a noted Lincoln collector" who owned a large photograph collection, making him a logical choice at a time when Memorial Hall was used for the display of relics. Fay soon became a popular figure in Springfield. He wrote a column for a local newspaper in which he provided news of visitors to the Lincoln Tomb and details of events there. His collection of Lincoln relics and photographs, housed in glass-topped display cases in Memorial Hall, was the focal point of his lectures to visitors. He encouraged them to ask about the mementos, and when they did, he provided elaborate accounts of how each one was acquired. His entertaining lecture-tour of the tomb "abounded in dramatic incidents," as Fay retold the story of the attempt to steal Lincoln's remains. "To those of us who know him," wrote one admirer, "the venerable Custodian of the Tomb is second only to the shrine itself."  Includes: 3 signed photos: John R. Gregg, & 2 others, one of which is pictured in scan below, inscribed to Fay. Irene Bewley [Mountain Monologues] signed & inscribed to Fay, 1944. Three ALSs, one from King Hostick [the great Lincoln collector], another dated 1909 from L.D. Bradley of the Chicago Daily News, plus another unidentified. Life magazine clipping signed by noted photograph Fritz Goro. Plus TLSs by Francis Curtis, Dir. of Republican Congressional Committee, and one from Winnifred Mason Huck (1882-1936) American journalist and politician from the state of Illinois who became the third woman to serve in the United States Congress, after Jeannette Rankin and Alice Mary Robertson, the first woman to represent Illinois in Congress, and the first mother.  All in very good condition..........150-200

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5. [SCIENCE] Alfred Newton [1829-1907]. English zoologist. First professor of zoology and comparative anatomy, Cambridge (from 1866); edited journals Ibis (1865-70), Zoological Record (1870-72); author of Dictionary of Birds (1893-96), etc. ALS, 1902, 2pp.............50-75

6. [FRANCE] 3 documents on paper, 1751-1785, about an estate [Belles-Rive] of Savoie. All together 10 pages; lots of detail. Approx. 7x9". G-VG.........50-75

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7. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Signature clipped from typed letter. Bold example.VG.........40-60

Portrait of Hubbard


8. [FILM] Whoopi Goldberg (b. 1955) American comedienne, actress. SIGNED STAR TREK BOOKPLATE. VG...........20-30


9. [THEATRE] Johnstone Bennett [1870-1906] American stage actress. Signature on 6.5 x 4.5" slip...........20-30

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10. [ITALY] Giuseppe Bianchini (1704-1764) Italian Oratorian, biblical, historical, and liturgical scholar. Clement XII and Benedict XIV , who highly appreciated his learning, entrusted him with several scientific labors. Bianchini had contemplated a large work on the texts of the Bible, Vindiciae Canonicarum Scripturarum Vulgatae latinae editionis, which was to comprise several volumes, but only the first, in which, among other things, are to be found fragments of the Hexapla (cod. Chisianus), was published (Rome, 1740). Much more important is his Evangeliarium quadruplex latinae versionis antiquae , etc., 2 vols. (Rome, 1749). Among his historical works may be mentioned the fourth volume which Bianchini added to the publication of his uncle, Francesco Bianchini, Anastasii bibliothecarii Vitae Rom. Pontif. (Rome, 1735); he also published the Demonstratio historiae ecclesiasticae quadripartitae (Rome, 1752&endash;54). The chief liturgical work of Bianchini is Liturgia antiqua hispanica, gothica, isidoriana, mozarabica, toletana mixta (Rome, 1746). He also undertook the edition of the works of B. Thomasius (Tomasi), but only one volume was issued (Rome, 1741). Offered here are 3 separate pages containing his handwriting but not signed. Contents unknown. VG...........75-100


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11. Clarence Francis Forestier-Walker (1857-1907) British playwright and novelist and translator. who died at age 49. His most famous play was "Romance of a Harem." He was married to the actress Blanche Clark. Offered here is a small dinner menu card from the Hotel De La Place, signed and he makes a pencil self-portrait sketch, 1894. Approx. 3.5 x 5.5". VG..........50-75

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

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13. [FRANCE] Mystery Document on paper 1791, signed, 1p, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2". Slight old dampstaining at edges...........80-120

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14. [POETS] Lot of 5 signed pieces: [1] Rod McKuen - signed 1977 FDC. [2] Gerard P. Meyer [1900-1983] ANS, 1945, to the pote Louise Bogan [1897-1970]. [3] Park Benjamin [1809-1864] signature mounted. [4] Conrad Aiken [1889-1973] clip signature. [5] Percy MacKaye [1875-1956] signed card..........60-80

15. [FILM] Marsha Mason (b. 1942) American actress. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO........25-35

16. [JOURNALISTS & WRITERS] multiple lot which includes: DREW MIDDLETON (1913 -?) American Journalist/Reporter/Syndicated Columnist - was a well-respected author and journalist, who was a correspondent for the New York Times during World War II. He later became Editor in Chief of Time Magazine. Short 1984 TLS, The New York Times letterhead, with envelope ¥ Mary McGrory (1918-2004) was an American journalist and columnist. She was a fierce opponent of the Vietnam War and was on Richard Nixon's enemies list for writing "daily hate Nixon articles." She is now credited with the example sentence for the word "glom" on Short ALS, 1983, plus envelope ¥ Anthony Lewis (b. 1927) is a prominent liberal intellectual, writing for the New York Times op-ed page. His first Pulitzer Prize was in 1955 for reporting on the US Government's loyalty program, and specifically on the dismissal of a Navy employee who was not informed of the nature of the accusations against him, nor of his accusers. Lewis's articles led to the employee's reinstatement. He won a second Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for his coverage of the United States Supreme Court. Short TLS, 1984, 1p. on NY Times letterhead ¥ CONSTANCE McLAUGHLIN GREEN - she won the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for her "Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878." Short ALS [or ANS], 1973, includes envelope ¥ JOSEPHINE JOHNSON - she won in 1935 a Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Now in November." ANS, 1983 with envelope ¥ Paul Horgan - American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern United States. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for History, first in 1955 with Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History and then once again in 1976 with Lamy of Santa Fe. Signed & inscribed calling card ¥ James Barrett Reston (1909-1995) (nicknamed "Scotty") was a prominent American journalist whose career spanned the mid 1930s to the early 1990s. Associated for many years with The New York Times, he became perhaps the most powerful, influential, and widely-read journalist of his era. Short TLS, 1973 ¥ DAVID DIETZ - Am. journalist-author. Nice TLS, 1973, 1p., mentioning his book "The New Outline of Science." ¥ [FRANCE] CHRISTIAN-JACQUE (1904-1994) (Christian Maudet) French Film Director started as a poster designer for French silent films. During this period he worked in collaboration with another artist whose first name was Jacques; the men signed their work "Christian-Jacque", which eventually adopted as his professional moniker. wrote movie criticism from 1926 onward, then art director and assistant director to such Gallic auteurs as Duvivier and Roussel. His first solo directorial effort was 1931's Bidon d'Or. Quickly mastering diverse genres as slapstick comedy, drawing-room farce, adventure and romantic mystery, he rapidly became one of France's most bankable filmmakers, so much so that he was permitted virtual autonomy during the otherwise Nazi-dominated Occupation Years. His most widely celebrated film was the rollicking tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler Fan-fan La Tulp, which won him a "Best Director" award at Cannes. During his long (1931-1978). SIGNED/inscribed 7x5 color photo dtd 1981. NICE ¥ [JEFFERSON] Dr. Dumas Malone [b. 1892-?] he was the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Biographer- in-Residence and professor emeritus of history at the University of Virginia. He was instructor in history at Yale from 1919 to 1923, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia from 1923 to 1926, and professor from 1926 to 1929. Dr. Malone was at one time visiting professor of history at Yale and was professor of history at Columbia for fourteen years. From 1959 he was at the University of Virginia. He was professor there until his retirement in 1962. ANS, 1975 with envelope ¥ Benjamin Lawrence Reid - won 1969 Pulitzer Prize for his "The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends." TLS, Mount Holyoke College, 1973, to which is attached a small signed photograph ¥ Forrest W. Seymour - won 1943 Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize - Des Moines Register and Tribune. Short TLS, 1973, 1p. ¥ David J. Garrow (b. 1953) won Pulitzer prize in 1985 for his " Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference." Short TLS, 1989 ¥ William H. Fitzpatrick [New Orleans] won 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his series of editorials analyzing and clarifying a very important constitutional issue, which is described by the general heading of the series, "Government by Treaty." TLS, 1973, 1p. ¥ LEE HILLS - won 1956 Pulitzer prize for Local reporting on a deadline, for stories about negotiations between Ford, GM and the UAW. Signed/inscribed signature ¥ [CARTOONS] C. D. Batchelor [1888-1978] In 1937 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his cartoon "Come on in, I'll treat you right. I used to know your Daddy." SIGNED/INSCRIBED 1973, on back of brochure titled "A History Of The Printed Word." ..........175-250

Brent Scowcroft (b. 1925) US National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. He also served as Military Assistant to President Richard Nixon and as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He also served as Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. SIGNED, inscribed 8x10 photograph with sentiment. VG...........25-35

18. [FRANCE] Robert d'Harcourt (1881-1965) French Catholic intellectual, scholar of German culture and anti-Nazi polemicist. During World War I d'Harcourt served in the artillery with the rank of sergeant. He was severely wounded twice during the conflict. Eventually taken prisoner, he recounted his experiences in his memoir Souvenirs de captivité et d'évasion d'un camp de Bavière. After the war he obtained the chair of German language and literature at the Catholic Institute of Paris. His knowledge of German culture and his anti-Nazi views led him to publish numerous detailed articles attacking the new Nazi regime after Hitler achieved power in 1933. In 1936 he published l'Evangile de la force (The Gospel of Force), his best-known work. It was a harsh attack on Nazism, and particularly drew attention to the indoctrination of young Germans in Nazi ideology. Harcourt stressed the incompatibility between the radical racist nature of Nazi ideology and Christianity. ALS, 1955, written on both sides...............60-80

d'Harcourt - page 2

19. [FRANCE] Eugène Rouher (1814- 1884) French statesman of the Second Empire. ALS, 1873, 1p. After the death of Napoleon III he speaks of the sorrow of Napoleon's son. 5.25 x 8". Fine............75-100

Portrait of Rouher

20. John (Gibbs) Gilbert (1810 - 1889) American comedian. AQS, NY, 1888......30-40

21. [FILM] "Dino" DE LAURENTIIS [1919-2010] Italian film producer. SIGNED 3X5 CARD........25-35

22. [RELIGION] Hyacinthe-Louis De Quelen (1778-1839) Archbishop of Paris. Under the Restoration of 1814 he became successively spiritual director of the schools in the archdiocese, Vicar-General of Paris, and coadjutor archbishop to the Cardinal de Talleyrand-Périgord, succeeding the latter in 1821. Offered here is an ALS, 1818, 1p, 8 x 9-3/4 in. Regarding a blind man. Light toned only adds to its appearance. VG..........75-100

From Abbey of Onnant in France

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

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24. [ART] MARY HELEN POTTER (1862 - 1950) Listed artist from Rhode Island. OFFERED HERE: Original watercolor, signed with initials, undated, approx. 14 x 10 in. Signed is unusual as almost all of Potter's watercolors were unsigned. Very good condition........200-300

Potter watercolor

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

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26. [CONFEDERATE] JAMES WILLIE  (1823–1863) 
General in the Confederate Army from 1860 to 1863, when he became ill and returned to Houston, Texas, where he died.  James Willie, legislator and jurist.  Left an orphan before reaching his majority, he joined his maternal uncle, Dr. Asa Hoxey, in Washington County, Texas, settling near Independence in the early 1840s. The Willies and Hoxies were instrumental in selecting the name for Washington-on-the-Brazos in honor of their hometown in Georgia.  In 1846 Willie was elected to the First Legislature of Texas. Joined by his younger brother, Asa H. Willie, he practiced law at Brenham in 1847. In 1856 Willie was elected attorney general and, with John W. Harris and O. C. Hartley, was appointed by Governor Elisha M. Pease to revise and arrange the civil and criminal laws of Texas.  Brief legal AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, c. 1856, as Texas Atty. General. VG. Rare!..............125-175

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27. [SOUTHERN AMERICANA] Wiley Gallaway (1791-1864) taught school at Huntsville, Oakville and Moulton Alabama. He also served as Clerk of Lawrence County from 1835 to 1850 and was one of a committee of ten appointed to draft resolutions "as a public testimonial to the memory of General Andrew Jackson." Document Signed, State of Alabama, 1837, 1p, 7-3/4 x 12-1/4".  Order to sheriff to take William Whitaker into custody. VG for its age.............40-60

28. [INDIANS] Printed Govt. Document, April 17, 1872, 3pp. CLAIM OF CHICKASAW NATION - Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, B.R. Cowen. VG.........20-30

29. [MUSIC] Helen Pickens (1910-1984) with her two sisters Patti Pickens and Jane Pickens a popular radio and recording vocal trio in the 1930s.  ALSnd, on Pickens Sister stationery, 2pp. VG...........40-60

30. [FDR] Margaret L. Suckley (1891-1991) was a distant cousin, intimate friend, and confidante of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as an archivist for the first American presidential library.  She was one of four women at the Little White House with Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Georgia, when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945. Generally called "Daisy" by those close to her, Suckley grew up at Wilderstein, where she was a neighbor of the future president.  She attended Bryn Mawr College from 1912 until 1914, when her mother forbade her from finishing her degree.  During World War I she served on Ellis Island as a nurse's aide.   Much of her family's trade and shipping fortune was lost during the Great Depression, but she and Franklin Roosevelt remained close.  
In the early 1930s, Suckley and Roosevelt spoke of having a cottage built at a shared favorite spot they called "Our Hill", which eventually became Roosevelt's Top Cottage.  Two of the rare photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a wheelchair were taken by Suckley there.  Suckley raised Scottish terriers and gave one to President Roosevelt, which he renamed Fala. The dog quickly became famous, and Suckley wrote a children's book about him.
During World War II, Suckley often stayed for long visits at the White House, keeping the president company. Although Roosevelt is known to have had an affair with Lucy Mercer during World War I, there is no direct evidence that he had a similar relationship with Suckley, although there was an emotional connection.  Roosevelt apparently instructed Suckley to burn at least some of the letters he wrote to her, which has fueled speculation about their content. Surviving letters include affectionate personal remarks, as well as reports and reflections about the progress of the war and meetings with figures such as with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference.  After Roosevelt died, his daughter Anna Roosevelt Halsted and a friend came upon a cache of Suckley’s letters, hidden in the box from his stamp collection that Roosevelt took everywhere with him. There is no indication that Halsted read the letters or understood their significance; she returned them to Suckley. Having served as Roosevelt's personal archivist, Suckley played a key role in setting up the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, where she worked until 1963. The relationship is also the subject of a play by Richard Nelson titled "Hyde Park-on-Hudson", based on Suckley’s private journals, which portrays their relationship as sexual. A production of it was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2009.[14] The story was adapted into the 2012 motion picture Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Laura Linney as Suckley and Bill Murray as Roosevelt. RARE ALS, c. 1972, written on greeting card. Content - her cataract operations and her correspondent's visit to H.P. (Hyde Park), FDR's home. Accompanied by photocopy of photo of her at Roosevelt's funeral with the dog FALA...........80-120

31. [ALABAMA CIVIL RIGHTS] Thomas J. Toolan (1886-1976)  American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Mobile from 1927 to 1969, and was given the personal title of Archbishop in 1954. Toolen opened several new churches, orphanages, hospitals, and other institutions that were meant to minister exclusively to African Americans, leading opponents to call him "the nigger bishop".  In 1950, he oversaw construction of St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Mobile, which was the first hospital in Alabama where African American doctors could work alongside their white colleagues.  He also persuaded a local hospital to become the first one in Alabama to accept pregnant African American women. 
Toolen rose to national prominence during the civil rights movement. In 1964, he ended racial segregation in Catholic schools throughout Alabama. He wrote, "After much prayer, consultation and advice, we have decided to integrate all the schools of the diocese. I know this will not meet with the approval of many of our people, but in justice and charity, this must be done. I ask all of our people to accept this decision as best for God and country."  However, he publicly denounced the methods of the activists, speaking in favor of a more non-confrontational approach to civil rights.   In 1965, Toolen ordered the Society of Saint Edmund to remove Rev. Maurice Ouellet because he had let his rectory serve as a headquarters for the Selma marchers.  Offered here is an old scrapbook page with the signatures on 3x5 cards of Toolan and Ouellet affixed to it.  Affixed to the other side is a TLS by Hal Holbrook, sending his autograph. Very scarce!.............100-150

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32. [BRITAIN] John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland KG, PC (1759-841), styled Lord Burghersh between 1771 and 1774, was a British Tory politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, who served in most of the cabinets of the period, primarily as Lord Privy Seal.  Signed address portion of cover [envelope], postmarked 1804.  VG...........40-60

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33. Blanche Butler Ames (1847-1939) was the wife of Adelbert Ames, a decorated general of the American Civil War and Senator and Governor of Mississippi during Reconstruction.  Blanche Butler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the second child and only daughter of Sarah Jones  and Benjamin Franklin Butler, who would also serve as a general in the Civil War. She attended school in Lowell until she was sent to the Academy of the Visitation in Washington, D.C. at age 13, where she described the sectional tension between northern and southern students on the eve of the Civil War.  Blanche met Adelbert Ames, who had served under her father in the Army of the James, while he was serving as Senator from Mississippi during Reconstruction. They married at Saint Anne's Episcopal Church in Lowell, the same church where her parents were wed, on July 21, 1870, and had six children: Butler, Edith, Sarah, Blanche, Adelbert, Jr., and Jessie. When her husband was elected Governor of Mississippi in 1873, Blanche accompanied him, and wrote a series of letters detailing her experiences as a Northern woman living in the South during Reconstruction. After Adelbert resigned under pressure in 1876, the Ames family returned to Lowell to pursue business interests, where they remained for much the rest of their lives.  After her husband's death in 1933, Mrs. Ames compiled a collection of their letters, released by the family as Chronicles from the Nineteenth Century: Family Letters of Blanche Butler and Adelbert Ames in 1957. She died at the Ames winter home in Ormond Beach, Florida, on December 26, 1939, at the age of 92, and is buried beside her husband and their children at the Hildreth family cemetery in Lowell, across from her parents and siblings.  ALS, on Colonial Dames of New Hampshire stationery, 1899, 3 pages, 4x6". Fine.  To Miss Garland re: New Hampshire history................50-75

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34. Don L. Chaffee (1910-1998) barnstorming pilot during the 1930s. He also worked as a quality-control inspector for the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was the father of astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, who was killed in the Apollo I fire in 1967. He had a Waco double-winged plane that he flew at fairs, doing acrobatics and taking people for rides. He went all over the country talking about space to kids, and he made several visits to a school in Puerto Rico that was named after Roger. He never tired of talking about his son's contribution to the space program.  Copy of his book "INDIANA'S BIG TOP", signed & inscribed on the flyleaf. Dust jack and book are in very good condition...............40-60

35. [ART] Jane Cukor  (1917-2011) American artist. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1934-36 and subsequently moved to New York City to study with well-known abstract expressionist artist Hans Hoffman.  Jane worked out of her studio at home and was very active in the art community in Fairfield County. Over the years she exhibited her work in numerous shows and galleries in Connecticut. Her artwork has been included in traveling shows as well. Original signed abstract mixed media on paper, 6.5 x 3". Fine..........80-120

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

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 [FILM] Sally Field (b. 1946) American Academy Award winning actress. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG...........25-35


38. Sir George Howard Darwin, FRS (1845-1912) English astronomer and mathematician. His father was Charles Darwin. Clip signature mounted to while card...........40-60

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


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


41. [FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY] DISDERI [1819-1889] 3 original CDV photos of Count Uruski. All VG..............100-150

42. 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. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo, dated April 15, 1959. Only very minor faults - shouldn't concern anyone...........50-75

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43. [ART] Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) Polish-born American artist, famous for his anti-Axis political illustrations, caricatures, and cartoons during World War II, as well as his illustrations for magazine and newspaper articles and books. Signed bank check, 1947. VG..........75-100

44. John Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) English author, playwright, journalist, composer, and public speaker. ALS, 1973, 1p.............40-60

45. Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) American psychologist and advice columnist, publishing a daily syndicated newspaper column since 1960. Signed Contract with the William Morris Agency, May 8, 1993. 1p. with terms & conditions on verso. VG.........50-75

 [FILM] Pat O'Brien (1899-1983) American actor with more than 100 screen credits. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. See scan - looks like he had problem getting the pen started..........50-75

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


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

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William Lindsay Scruggs (1836-1912) American author, lawyer, and diplomat. He was a scholar of South American foreign policy and U.S. ambassador to Colombia and Venezuela. He played a key role in the Venezuela Crisis of 1895 and helped shape the modern interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine. Signed bank check, 1903. VG.............50-75

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

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51. [ART]  Albert Sterner  (London, England, 1863 - New York, 1946)  A great American painter, etcher, engraver, lithographer and illustrator, Albert Sterner first studied art at the Birmingham Art Institute and at the Julien Academy in Paris, under Gerome, Boulanger and Lefebvre. Born to American parents living in England, Sterner moved permanently to New York in 1885. Sterner first established himself as a major painter and illustrator. Among other awards, his art won prestigious medals at the Paris Salon (1891), the Paris Exposition (1900) and at the Munich Exposition (1905). Albert Sterner was a full member of the American Water Color Society, the Lotus Club, the American Institute of Arts and Letters and of the National Academy of Design (1934). He also taught at the Art Students League, New York, and at the National Academy of Design. His original prints, drawings and paintings are included in the following international institutes; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the South Kensington Museum, London, the Kupferstich Kabinet, Munich, and the Royal Print Collection of Italy. Few American artists received as much acclaim throughout the world as Albert Sterner. A masterful painter and engraver of portraits, figure studies and allegorical scenes, Albert Sterner was even more influential in the field of illustrative art. As early as 1885 his illustrations appeared in American periodicals such as Life, St. Nicholas and Harper's. He later assumed the post of art editor for Munsey's Weekly and became a staff member of The Century. In both 1907 and 1908 Albert Sterner was elected President of the Society of Illustrators.  This brilliant, original lithograph was commissioned for a 1931 book dealing with the art of Rollin Kirby. Containing text by Henry B. Hoffmann and a foreword by Walter Lippmann, the complete title of the book was, Highlights: A Cartoon History of the Nineteen Twenties by Rollin Kirby.  Signed & inscribed in the stone, 1924, approx. 16 x 11 plus margins. Rollin Kirby (1875-1952) America's most famous political cartoonist of the 1920's and 1930's, Rollin Kirby studied art in both New York and Paris. His cartoons first appeared in the New York Mail, New York World and New York Post. A strong advocate of civil liberties, Kirby often attacked instances of political corruption and institutions such as the Ku Klux Klan. He was also sympathetic to the women's suffrage movement and contributed art to both the Women Voter and the Suffragist. Rollin Kirby was at the vanguard of leftist New York politics and culture. During the 1930's he promoted Roosevelt's 'New Deal' and among his personal friends were such fellow artists as Boardman Robinson, Albert Sterner and Robert Minor. Rollin Kirby was a three time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning in 1921, 1924 and 1928. VG...............150-250

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52.  [NEWSPAPER] CAPTURE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS - WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, Wis., May 16 1865, VOL. XIII, No. 35. 8 pages, FILLED with Civil War news and bulletins. Includes: "PRISON LIFE IN DIXIE"; "A Sound Peace Platform"; "The Assassination Trial"; "The Armies Marching Home"; "HIGHLY IMPORTANT/ JEFF. DAVIS CAUGHT! Surprised & Taken in Georgia." . Uncommon..............75-100

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

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

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Old Master Etching

55. [OLD MASTER ART] Peter van LISEBETIUS  (flourished 1660) Dutch Old Master. Original etching, image approx. 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. plate mark plus margins. Very good condition. Old hinge remains top verso affect nothing. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. His prints are in many other museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which has three, and the British Museum...........100-150

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

65. David Stewart (1800-1858) American Senator. Stewart was born in Baltimore, Maryland, completed preparatory studies, and attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He graduated from Union College of Schenectady, New York in 1819. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1821, and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1849, Stewart was appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson and served from December 6, 1849, to January 12, 1850, when a successor was elected. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy, and resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore soon thereafter. ALS, not dated but appears to be as a senator, written on both sides to Robert P. Anderson about having books sent to him. VG............35-45

66. [LAW] DAVID HOFFMAN - lawyer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 25 December, 1784; died in New York city, 11 November, 1854. He devoted himself to the study of the law, became a member of the Maryland bar, and was professor of law in the University of Maryland from 1817 till 1836, when the professorship was abolished. He then visited Europe for relaxation, and remained abroad two years. On his return he took part in the presidential canvass as an earnest supporter of General William H. Harrison, and was an elector from Maryland. After the election he settled in Philadelphia, and practised law there till 1847, when, he went to Europe to devote himself to the preparation of a work on the history of the world. While in London he contributed to the "Times" a series of articles on the political and social arrangements and economical condition of the United States. He returned from England in December, 1853, in order to regulate his private affairs, and while travelling on business died from an attack of apoplexy. He had received degrees from the universities of Gottingen and Oxford. When entering upon his professorship he published " A Course of Legal Study" (1817; 2d ed., 1836), which was commended by the most eminent jurists for its plan and execution. He also published "Legal Outlines," an epitome of the practice and study of the law (1836); two volumes entitled "Miscellaneous Thoughts on Men, Manners, and Things," by "Anthony Grumbler, of Grumbleton Hall, Esq." (1837); "Viator, or a Peep into my Note-Book" (1841), in which he discussed in a popular style questions of law, religion, art, and literature, and opposed the radical tendencies of American thought; and " Legal Hints," a condensation of the ideas relating to professional deportment contained in "A Course of Legal Study," with the addition of some counsel to law-students (1846). The work on which he was engaged in England is entitled "Chronicles selected from the Originals of Cartaphilus, the Wandering Jew." He employed the legend to embellish an epitomized history of government and religion since the time of Christ. Two volumes, bringing the history down to the year 573, were issued in a striking form (London, 1853). The third volume was partly in type when the author returned to the United States. Three other volumes had been in great part written. Mr. Hoffman also left " Moot Court Decisions," and an "Abridgment of Lord Coke's Reports, with Notes." AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, Washington, 1842, 1p, 4-1/2 x 6-3/4 in. Seldom offered autograph......................30-40

67. [SCIENCE] Herbert Haviland Field [1862-1921] American Zoologist: founded the Concilium Bibliographicum, 1895, in Zurich, an agency for zoological and related literatures, briefly considered after World War I as a possible center for the international organization of scientific literature by the US Academy of Sciences. Typed Document Signed, Zurich, 1897, 1p. Received of R.S. Woodward, Treas. of The American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, $250 in full payment of grant voted in aid of the International Bureau of Bibliography. Mail folds o/w VG................25-35


68. [OREGON SENATORS] Signatures of: Joseph Norton Dolph [1835-1897] politician and attorney in Oregon. A native of the state of New York, he immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail and settled in Portland where he became the state's federal district attorney. A Republican, he spent ten years in the Oregon State Senate before serving in the United States Senate from 1883 to 1895. John Hipple Mitchell [1835-1905] controversial American lawyer and politician, who served as a Republican United States Senator from Oregon on three occasions between 1872 and 1905. He also served as State Senate President, did the initial legal work involved in the dispute that led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Pennoyer v. Neff, and later was involved with the Oregon land fraud scandal, for which he was indicted and convicted while a sitting U.S. Senator, one of only eleven sitting U.S. Senators ever indicted, and one of only five ever convicted. Henry W. Corbett [1827-1903] businessman and politician in the state of Oregon. A native of Massachusetts, he spend much of his early life in the state of New York before moving to the Oregon Territory where he continued his business interests in retail, and later transportation and banking. A Republican, he served as a United States Senator from 1867 to 1873.............35-45

Corbett portrait

Mitchell portrait

Dolph portrait

Bank Check Signed by Two Famous Artists
69. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1922 bank check to the artist Ben Foster, Foster's endorsement signature is on the verso. Ben (Benjamin) Foster (1852 - 1926) born in North Anson, Mass. He lived in Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut most of his working life. Foster studied under Abbott H. Thayer at the Art Student's League in New York; and Aime Morot and Oliver Merson in Paris. He was elected to Associate status in the National Academy of Design in 1901 and Member in 1904. His notable exhibits include: Chicago, 1893 (Gold medal); Cleveland 1895 (prize); Paris Salon 1897 (Foret de Fontainebleau) and 1900 (bronze medal); National Academy of Design 1906, 1909 (Inness gold medal), 1917. Best known as a landscape painter, Foster's works are actively sought by both private and public collections. His works are held in: Corcoran Gallery of Art; Luxembourg Museum, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Paris Museum of Modern Art; Oakland Museum, California; and, The Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art. Foster is an internationally recognized artist.........60-80

Signed Ben Foster side

70. [RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR] George G. Hill [1868-1935] American journalist; correspondent for the New York Tribune during the Russo-Japanese Peace Conference. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1923, made out to "Myself." Also he signs on verso.............20-30


71. (US CONGRESSMEN) album page 6 signatures [3 on each side]: John M. Thompson (1829-1903) Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Penn. Herman Leon Humphrey (1830-1902) Wisconsin. Joseph Champlin Stone (1829-1902) was a pioneer doctor and one-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa's 1st congressional district. During the Civil War Dr. Stone enlisted as a private in the Union Army and was made adjutant of the 1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry . He was promoted to captain and assistant adjutant general of volunteers in 1862, and served until the end of the war. He resumed the practice of medicine in Burlington, Iowa. OTHER SIDE: Horace Davis (1831- 1916) Calif. William Henry Calkins (1842-1894) Indiana. Frank Welch (1835 - 1878). Nebraska...........40-60


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72. Frederick William Fairholt (1814-1866) English antiquary and wood engraver. He was born in London. His father, who was of a German family (the name was originally Fahrholz), was a tobacco manufacturer, and Frederick was at first employed in the business. He then worked as a drawing-master, and later as a scene-painter. Ink copies made by him of figures from William Hogarth's plates led to his being employed by Charles Knight on several of his illustrated publications. His first published literary work was a contribution to Hone's Year-Book in 1831. His life was one of almost uninterrupted quiet labour, carried on until within a few days of death. Several works on civic pageantry and some collections of ancient unpublished songs and dialogues were edited by him for the Percy Society in 1842. In 1844 he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He published an edition of the dramatic works of John Lyly in 1858. His principal works are Tobacco, its History and Association (1859); Gog and Magog (1860); Up the Nile and Home Again (1862); many articles and serials contributed to the Art Journal, some of which were afterwards separately published, as Costume in England (1846); Dictionary of Terms in Art (1854). These works are illustrated by numerous cuts, drawn on the wood by his own hand. He also illustrated Evans's Coins of the Ancient Britons, Frederick William Madden's Jewish Coinage, Halliwell's folio Shakespeare and his Sir John Maundeville, Charles Roach Smith's Richborough, the Miscellanea Graphica of Lord Londesborough, and many other works. His books relating to Shakespeare were bequeathed to the library at Stratford-on-Avon ; those on civic pageantry (between 200 and 300 volumes) to the Society of Antiquaries; his old prints and works on costume to the British Museum; his general library he desired to be sold and the proceeds devoted to the Literary Fund. ALS, no year given, 1p., 4-1/2 x 7-1/8 in. Re: illustrations. Light toning bottom portion of letter.............75-100

73. (SCIENCE) P.G. TAIT [Tait, Peter Guthrie. 1831-1901]. Scottish physicist and mathematician. Professor, Edinburgh (from 1860). Instrumental in development of modern mathematical physics; helped develop quaternions. Investigated properties of ozone, the foundations of the kinetic theory of gases, thermoelectricity and thermal conductivity, etc. Cut Signature toned..............25-35

74. [ASTRONOMY] HERSCHEL, Sir William (1738-1822), German-born British astronomer, who made many important contributions to astronomy. Originally named Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, he was born in Hannover, Germany. At the age of 19 he went to England, working as a music teacher and organist but devoting all his spare time to the study of astronomy and mathematics. Unable to procure adequate instruments, he constructed and constantly improved his own telescopes. In 1774, with the aid of his sister Caroline (also an astronomer), he began a comprehensive and systematic survey of the heavens. In 1781 he discovered a new planet, which he named Georgium Sidus in honor of George III, king of Great Britain, but which is now universally called Uranus (q.v.) . A year later he was appointed private astronomer to the king, a position that enabled him to devote all his time to his astronomic pursuits. He erected a telescope at Slough with a 48-in. (1.22-m) mirror and a focal length of 40 ft (12.2 m). Using this, he discovered two satellites of Uranus and the sixth and seventh satellites of Saturn (q.v.) . He studied the rotation period of many planetsand the motion of double stars, and also cataloged more than 800 double stars ( see Star). He studied nebulas, contributing new information on their constitution and increasing the number of observed nebulas from about 100 to 2500. Herschel was the first to propose that these nebulas were composed of stars. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1781 and knighted in 1816. He is considered the founder of sidereal astronomy. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean........30-40

75. [ART] Lord Tennyson - original etching, portrait by A.G. Learned of Tenneyson, done on vellum, plate mark size approx. 11 x 8" plus wide margins. Because this was done on vellum there are expected soft wrinkling o/w VG. Signed in pencil by the artost, A.G. Learned.................100-150

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[ENGLAND] John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge PC (1820- 1894) British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician. He held the posts, in turn, of Solicitor General for England and Wales, Attorney General for England and Wales, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Lord Chief Justice of England. In 1871 he was also involved in the high-publicity Tichborne Case. ALS, Judges Lodgings Warwick, 16 November 1884, 1p. 4.5 x 7". See scan below........50-75

Coleridge letter

Portrait of Coleridge

77. Tom Wesselmann [1931-2004] POP artist. Brief ALS signed "TW".....30-40

78. Robert Loggia (b. 1930) is an American film and television actor and director, who specializes in character parts. In 1985, Loggia was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of crusty private detective Sam Ransom in the thriller Jagged Edge. Signed 8x10 photo. VG.....25-35

79. [MUSIC] Gustave Frederic Soderlund (1881-1972) Finnish born American composer, pianist, author on Gregorian Chant music. Signed, inscribed small picture removed from publication. About 3 x 4-1/4". VG............35-45

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80.  Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, GCVO, JP, LLD (1870-1960) was born Lady Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice, the daughter of Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and his wife, Maud. Evelyn was married on 30 July 1892 to Victor Cavendish, who succeeded his uncle as 9th Duke of Devonshire in 1908, whereupon Evelyn became Duchess of Devonshire. She was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary from 1910 to 1916, and again from 1921 to 1953. Signed vintage postcard photo. VG..............30-40
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81. [THEATRE] Edward Terry  (1844-1912) English actor. Signed 3-1/4 x 5-1/4" photo, dated 1905. Mounting traces on verso but front is pretty good...........50-75

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The Dreyfus Affair

82. [FRANCE] Louis Loew (1828 - 1917) President of the Criminal Chamber during the investigations of the first quashing of the verdict that had convicted Dreyfus. As president of the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation as of 11 May 1886, he directed the investigations during the first quashing of the Dreyfus trial, and felt "condemned to public hatred and the target of its fury, [my name, my religion and my family being] scrutinized, misrepresented and reviled with the most treacherous acrimony." In January 1899, a deputy included him, along with his rapporteur Bard and public prosecutor Manau, in a "trio of rogues." ALS, Paris, 1887, 3pp., 4-1/8 x 5-1/4". Fine condition.............50-75

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Portrait of Loew

83. [MAINE] Jim Longley (1924-1980) American politician. He served as the 69th Governor of Maine from 1975 to 1979, and was the first Independent to hold the office. Signed Inaugural Address booklet, Jan. 2, 1975, along with unsigned Governor of Maine coaster. VG............40-60

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

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85. [FILM] Duncan Renaldo (1904-1980) American actor who portrayed The Cisco Kid in films and on the 1950-1956 American TV series. Brief ALS, no date. Fine.......50-75

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86. Floyd Dell [1887-1969] Am. journalist, novelist. In 1908 Dell moved on to Chicago where he became editor of the Friday Literary Review and a leader of the Chicago Renaissance. In his position at FLR, Dell promoted the work of Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg and other Chicago writers. Relocating to New York in 1913, Dell became managing editor of Max Eastman's radical magazine The Masses, and a leader of the pre-war bohemian community in Greenwich Village. Nice CLIP SIGNATURE.............40-60


87.  [ART] Esther [Bensusan] Pissaro [1870-1951] British wood engraver & artist. She was married to Lucien Pissaro [1863-1944] artist and son of the famed artist, Camile Pissaro. ALS, 1923, 1p, concerning a certain work of art that her husband never did, but the recipient of letter would be welcomed if they came to England. Her letters are not common. One mail fold o/w excellent condition................50-75

88. [FRENCH ART] J(acques) O(nfroy) de Breville (1858-1931) French painter and Illustrator who was known as "JOB". He was one of the most popular illustrators in France during the 19th century. He did many of Napoleon, and one of his most famous was the Emperor staring at the Sphinx in Egypt. His prints and posters are still popular today. ALS, 2pp, with 1918 postmarked envelope. Not translated. VG........60-80

89. LEMONNIER, (Antoine Louis) Camille (1844-1913), Belgian novelist and art critic, founder of the Belgian literary renaissance. Most of his fiction was influenced by the work of the French writer Émile Zola, and is frank and naturalistic in its descriptions of characters and analysis of their behavior. His first successful novel was Un mâle (1881), a vivid description of a rural setting; Le petit homme de Dieu (The Little Man of God, 1902) is considered one of his best works. Among his writings on Belgian art is Histoire des beaux-arts en Belgique (1887). ALS [APPEARS TO BE ONLY THE LAST PAGE SIGNED]............50-75

90.  [POLTICS] Mixed lot: [1] Charles S. Deneen (1863-1940) Republican Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1925-1931. Deneen also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1892. He had also been the lead prosecutor in Chicago's infamous Adolph Luetgert murder trial. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] Henry Wheaton [1785-1848] Am. lawyer, diplomat, was born at Providence, Rhode Island. He was the third reporter of decisions for the United States Supreme Court. CLIP SIGNATURE. [3] Abram S. Hewitt (1822-1903) U.S. Congressman, and a mayor of New York. He is considered the "Father of the New York City Subway System". Signed album page, March 26, 1888. VG. [4] JOSEPH E. DAVIES (1876-1958), American diplomat. He chairman (1915-16) of the Federal Trade Commission, before serving (1919) as President Wilson's economic adviser at the Paris Peace Conference. He later served as ambassador to the USSR (1937-38), ambassador to Belgium (1938-40), and special assistant (1940) to Secretary of State Cordell Hull. During World War II, Davies was (1942-46) chairman of the President's War Relief Control Board. In 1945 he attended the Potsdam Conference. His book, Mission to Moscow (1941), gave a favorable picture of the USSR. He was the husband of Marjorie Merriweather Post. SIGNATURE with sentiment. [5] Mo Udall (1922-1998) Dem. presidential candidate in 1976. Signed 3x5 card. [6] Frances C. Perkins (1882-1965) U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. SIGNATURE. VG. [7] Eugene Hale [1836-1918] US senator (Maine). Signature 1911...........75-100

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

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Old Regime (Royal) Decrees Are Rare

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

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

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

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

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

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Portrait of Pelletan

97. [CIVIL WAR - OHIO] Adoniram Judson Warner (1834-1910) U.S. Representative from Ohio and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was commissioned captain in the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves July 21, 1861, lieutenant colonel May 14, 1862, colonel April 25, 1863, and colonel of the Veteran Reserve Corps November 15, 1863. He was brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865. DS, 1867, 1p, approx. 8.5 x 7". Agreement to purchase land from Theobald Baeshor of Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio, by the Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad Co, signed A.J. Warner, Right of Way Agent. VG.......75-100

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Portrait of Warner


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

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99. Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Signed original character portrait drawing of himself executed in 3x5 card. Fine........50-75

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

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

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

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

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[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

105. [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

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106. [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

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

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

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The Choctaw & Chickasaw Nations

109. [OKLAHOMA INDIANS] 1906 document signed by 2 men that were important in Oklahoma history. Deed selling Indian land to George L. Spurlock. This document is signed by Green McCurtain and Douglas H. Johnson. Greenwood "Green" McCurtain [1848-1910] elected chief of the Choctaw Nation, and he represented his tribe as a delegate at the Sequoyah Constitutional Convention. He served as the tribe's chief from October 1902 until his death o?n December 28, 1910. He was born in Skullyville, Indian Territory. His family name, for which McCurtain County, Oklahoma is named, is of Scotch-Irish descent but McCurtain himself was full-blooded Choctaw. He was a Baptist. The US government broke up tribal governments and institutions but they appointed McCurtain as chief, until his death. Douglas H. Johnston (1856-1939) Governor of the Chickasaw Nation from 1898 to 1902 and from 1904 to 1939. Governor Johnston's family raised as their own three orphaned grandchildren of the Indian scout Jesse Chisholm of Chisholm Trail fame, as well as three orphaned daughters of Governor Johnston's half-sister Martha Walker. 8.5 x 14". VG. Scan 1 below shows only top & bottom [not middle section]. Stains along right side...........100-200

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110.  [FILM] Lew Ayres (1908 1996) American actor, best known for starring as Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front and for playing Dr. Kildare in several movies. Signed 3x5 card..........2O-30

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111. [MARYLAND] Augustus Williamson Bradford (1806-1881) he was the 32nd Governor of Maryland  from 1862 to 1866. He served as governor during the Civil War and paid a heavy price for his devotion to the Union.  In February 1861, Governor Thomas H. Hicks appointed Bradford one of Maryland’s delegates to the Washington Peace Conference, where he made a speech supporting the Union. Following the conference, the Union Party named Bradford as its candidate for governor, opposing the Democratic candidate General Benjamin C. Howard. Bradford defeated Howard by approximately 30,000 votes and took office on January 8, 1862.  During his term, he violently opposed the Federal government’s interference in Maryland’s elections, upheld the dignity of the State government and defied the harsh and arbitrary military occupation, and went to great lengths to keep the State in the Union. At the same time he upheld the Federal government's authority although he differed with its methods.  In September 1862, he was one of the many northern governors to attend the Loyal War Governors' Conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, the Confederates invaded Maryland three times. During the last of these, Bradley T. Johnson’s raiders visited Bradford’s home in July 1864, and during his absence, burned it to the ground together with all his furniture, library, and papers. This action was partially in retaliation for Union General David Hunter’s burning of the home of Governor John Letcher of Virginia, and partially because of Bradford’s "uncompromising spirit and strong leanings."  During his four years in office, Augustus Bradford released Samuel Green (freedman) from jail on the condition he leave the state. Green was an African-American slave and minister, who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.  DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1865, Mechanics Bank, approx. 7-1/2 x 2-3/4.  Has the usual "slice cancel". VG example.............50-75

Portrait of Gov. Bradford

112. [MARYLAND] Thomas Swann (1809-1883) American politician. Initially a Know-Nothing, and later a Democrat, he served as mayor of Baltimore (1856–1860), as the 33rd Governor of Maryland (1866–1869), and as U.S. Representative from Maryland's 3rd congressional district and then 4th congressional district (1869–1879).  In eulogy, the Baltimore Sun criticized his early political errors, but nevertheless credited him as "a great mayor, conferring inestimable benefits on the city he governed; not only was he a wise and beneficient governor to the oppressed portion of the citizens of the State, but he was one of the most useful and influential Congressmen this State or city ever had."  Large Document Signed as Governor, 1868, appointment of Robert H. Boteler to Office of Registration. Also signed by the Sec. of State, John M. Carter [b. 1843].  Approx. 16 x 10.5".  Three folds o/w superb condition.............80-120

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Portrait of Gov. Swann

113. [MARYLAND] Francis Thomas (1799-1876) was a Maryland politician who served as the 26th Governor of Maryland from 1842–1844. He also served as a United States Representative from Maryland, representing at separate times the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh districts. In 1841, Thomas was elected Governor of Maryland, defeating challenger William Cost Johnson by a margin of 600 votes. During his tenure as governor, he is perhaps best known for his highly publicized and violent divorce with his wife, Sally Campbell Preston McDowell. Until that event, he had been a leading candidate for Democratic nomination for President of the United States, but the divorce seriously disrupted his chances in succeeding in the nomination, and thus he did not pursue it.  DOCUMENT SIGNED as Governor, 1843, appointment of  District Justices.  Approx. 16-1/4 x 10-1/4. Also signed by Theodorick Bland (1776-1846) American lawyer, statesman, and federal judge in Maryland. Folds o/w excellent condition............100-150

Portrait of Gov. Thomas
One of the attorneys for Jefferson Davis

114. [MARYLAND] Thomas G. Pratt (1804-1869) He was the 27th Governor of Maryland from 1845 to 1848 and a U.S. Senator from 1850 to 1857.  When the American Civil War began, Pratt was eyed suspiciously by Maryland authorities, as he was staunchly pro-slavery, but mostly pro-South, and even gave a son to the Confederate Army. In 1863, Pratt tried to vote in the November election. He was not allowed to vote because he would not take a loyalty oath. Pratt and his secretary Col. Nicholson were arrested because of the refusal on November 21, 1863. He was imprisoned at Fort Monroe, but was later released. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1864, resuming the practice of law. The same year, Pratt served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In 1866, he attended the National Union Convention in Philadelphia. Pratt was one of the attorneys for Jefferson Davis during his trial at Fortress Monroe.  DOCUMENT SIGNED as Governor, 1845, appointment of  District Justices.  Approx. 15-3/4 x 10-1/4. Also signed by Theodorick Bland (1776-1846) American lawyer, statesman, and federal judge in Maryland. Folds o/w excellent condition............80-120

Portrait of Gov. Pratt

115. [MARYLAND] Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842)  Maryland politician that served in a variety of roles. The zenith of his career was being the 24th Governor of the state from 1836 to 1839, when he was selected to serve three consecutive one-year terms by the Maryland General Assembly. Veazey was the last Maryland governor to be elected in this fashion and also the last Whig Party member to serve as Maryland governor. The governor vehemently and firmly believed in slavery, advocated for a general system of education throughout the State, and expressed a great deal of interest and concern over the matter of internal improvements.  DOCUMENT SIGNED as Governor, 1838, appointment of Justices of the Levy Court of Frederick County.  Approx. 16-3/4 x 10-3/4. Also signed by Theodorick Bland (1776-1846) American lawyer, statesman, and federal judge in Maryland. Folds o/w excellent condition............100-150

Portrait of Gov. Veazey

[ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Ink drawing, signed & dated 8/22/84,  approx. 11 x 13-1/2 paper size.........50-75

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117. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Graphite drawing, unsigned, approx. 11 x 13-1/2 paper size.........50-75

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118. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Color Graphite drawing, signed,  Gloucester, Mass. harbor scene, approx. 11 x 13-1/2 paper size.........75-100

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119. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Color Graphite drawing, signed,  Gloucester, Mass. harbor scene, approx. 11 x 13-1/2 paper size.........75-100

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Rockport, Mass. Scene

120. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Pastel drawing, unsigned & dated Rockport 12/26/85,  approx. 11 x 13-1/2..........75-100

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Watercolor Scene In Italy

121. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Watercolor, signed & titled "Bridge of the Magdalen, Italy,  approx. 11 x 14..........75-100

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Watercolor of Mount Vernon

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

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123. Gaby Deslys (1881-1920) French dancer, singer, and actress of the early 20th century from Marseilles, France. She selected her name for her stage career. It is an abbreviation of Gabrielle of the Lillies.  During the 1910s she was exceedingly popular worldwide, making $4,000 a week in the United States alone. During the 1910s  she performed several times on Broadway, at the Winter Garden Theater, and performed in a show with a young Al Jolson. Her dancing was so popular that The Gaby Glide was named for her.  Renowned for her beauty she was courted by several wealthy gentlemen including King Manuel II of Portugal. She eventually made the leap to silent films, making her only US film Her Triumph with Famous Players-Lasky in 1915. She would make a handful of films in France before her death.  Renowned for her beauty she was courted by several wealthy gentlemen including King Manuel II of Portugal. She eventually made the leap to silent films, making her only US film Her Triumph with Famous Players-Lasky in 1915. She would make a handful of films in France before her death. Signed poscard photo picturing her dancing with  Harry Pilcer (1885-1961) American actor, dancer, choreographer and lyricist. He has also signed. He is mainly remembered for his association with  Gaby Deslys who may have been his wife. They appeared in four Broadway musicals together Vera Violetta(1911), The Honeymoon Express(1913), The Belle of Bond Street(1914) and Stop Look! Listen!(1916). He composed Deslys's waltz The Gaby Glide. As a dance team Pilcer and Deslys were contemporaries to Vernon and Irene Castle, Florence Walton and "Maurice", Dorothy Dickson and husband Carl Hyson, and Genevieve Lyon and her husband John Murray Anderson.  Pilcer and Deslys would probably have been the top dance team in both America and Europe had not World War I intervened and Deslys's death from influenza in 1920. Pilcer also danced with Mistinguett and Teddy Bernard. After 1922 Pilcer ran a school of dancing in Paris.[4] Pilcer co-starred with Deslys in her 1915 silent film Her Triumph(1915). Fine................80-120

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

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

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

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127. [ART] William Skelton (1763-1848) English engraver, born London. His chief work consists of a series of portraits embracing member of the Royal Family from Geo. III to the accession of Victoria in 1837. The engraving offered here is called THE SPANIEL AND THE CAMELEON, signed in the plate, 3 x 3-5/8 plus margins. Circa 1797. There is some spotting in margin areas well away from image............30-40

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

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

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130. [FILM - TV] Rory Calhoun (1922-1999) was an acclaimed American television and film actor. Signed bank check, 1964. VG..........50-75

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131. Irving Bacheller (1859- 1950)  American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. ALS, 1917, 2pp., to Darwin P. Kingsley, President of the New York Life Insurance Co. [1906-1930]. VG..............50-75

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132. [BRITISH WRITERS] Misc. lot: [1] Horace Annesley Vachell (1861-1955) TLS, 1933, 1p. [2] John Gibson Lockart (1794-1854) Scottish writer best known for his "Life of Sir Walter Scott." Clip signature with engraved portrait. [3] Sir Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938) poet. Signature with sentiment 1934. [4] Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809-1885) poet. Brief ALS, 1p. [5] Cecil Woodham-Smith (1896-1977] historian. Signed 1974 FDC. [6] William Davenport Adams (1828-1891) journalist & author. ALS, 1876, 1p. [soiled]. [7] Sir Owen Seaman (1861-1936) writer & poet. Signed card [foxing spots]. [8] Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934) novelist. Signed card 1910. Each accompanied by biographical sheet......100-150

133.  [GREAT BRITAIN] mixed lot: [1] Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794-1870) British soldier, peer and long-standing Conservative Member of Parliament. Hotham was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Beaumont Hotham and Philadelphia Dyke. His father died when he was five years old. Hotham fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and later achieved the rank of General. In 1814 he had succeeded his grandfather as third Baron Hotham, but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL postmarked 1834. [2] Thos. R. Macquoid [1820-1912] Brit. artist. Clip signature. [3] Caroline Norton (1808-1877) Brit. society beauty, author. Clip signature. [4] Henry Moore (1831-1895) English marine and landscape painter. In rendering of wave movement, in veracity of color and texture, and in subtle atmospheric effects he has few rivals. He was elected an academician in 1893. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example. [5] Alfred Austin (1835-1913) English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Tennyson. SIGNATURE with sentiment, 1908. VG. [6] James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe (1776-1845) English statesman. He was commissioned into the 48th Foot in 1790, transferred to the 7th Foot in 1791, and purchased a Captaincy in the 72nd Foot in 1793. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in 1797 and became Colonel of the 12th Foot six months later. In 1797 he transferred to the Grenadier Guards, but resigned his commission in 1801. He then devoted himself to politics, sitting in parliament as a Tory. His attitude on various questions became gradually more Liberal, and his support of Catholic emancipation lost him his seat in 1826. He was then raised to the peerage as Baron Wharncliffe of Wortley, a recognition both of his previous parliamentary activity and of his high position among the country gentlemen. At first opposing the Reform Bill , he gradually came to see the undesirability of a popular conflict, and he separated himself from the Tories and took an important part in modifying the attitude of the peers and helping to pass the bill. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL dated 1826. [7] Edwin Long [1829-1891] Brit. painter. Sig. w/ sentiment. [8] Thomas Wakley [1795-1862]. English surgeon. Founder (1823) of The Lancet, weekly medical paper in which he campaigned for various medical and public health reforms; M.P. (1835-52). Signed ADDRESS PANEL postmarked 1835. Mounted. [9] Henry Fawcett [1833-1884] Eng. statesman. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] C. Napier Hemy [1841-1917] Brit. artist. Signature, 1910............100-150


134.  [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

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

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

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

Bradley etching

138. [ART] VIRGINIA TRUE [1900-1989]. Original ink on paper, unsigned, 6.5 x 7.75 in. image. The artist put brown paper taple around the image attaching it to paper board. See scan below. VG. This work is from the estate of well listed artist Virginia True, who was born in Hannibal, MO, in 1900, studied at John Heron in Indianapolis, pupil of William Forsyth and Daniel Garber, taught art at University of Colorado, painted with "Group of 6" women academic artists in Denver area, in the late 30s joined faculty of art and design at Cornell University, retired in 1978, painted for some years in Yarmouth, MA, died in Florida. Member NAWA, exhibited in many regional museums. Extensive listing in Who Was Who, sales in Davenport. True worked early in the regionalist style, later as a surrealist. Her work shows similarities to fellow western artists Adolf Dehn and Georgia O'Keefe. This work has the estate stamp on the back........120-180

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

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140. [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

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

142. [NEW HAMPSHIRE] Hon. Alvah Woodbury Sulloway (1838- ) Sulloway was one of the best known, most practical, energetic and public-spirited among the enterprising business men of the prosperous and progressive town of Franklin, New Hampshire. In his father's mill at Enfield, N.H., Alvah gained the practical knowledge of the business in which he was to be engaged, which constituted the sure foundation of the success he attained. He secured a good academical education at Canaan and Barre, Vt., and the Green Mountain Liberal Institute, at South Woodstock; but spent a considerable portion of his time, between the ages of ten and twenty-one years, in active labor in the mill, thoroughly familiarizing himself with the various processes in hosiery manufacture and the general conduct of business in that important line of industry. Upon attaining his majority, with that ambitious and independent spirit which so generally characterizes the youth of New England, and to which the development and prosperity of all sections of our country are so largely due, Mr. Sulloway determined to go into business for himself. His purpose received the ready encouragement and sanction of his father, and, after due deliberation, he formed a partnership with Walter Aiken, of Franklin, in the manufactureof hosiery. The partnership continued for about four years, when it was dissolved by mutual consent, and another firm was organized which put in operation a new mill. This firm consisted of Mr. Sulloway and Frank H. Daniell, of Franklin, who carried on business together until 1869, when Mr. Daniell withdrew, and Mr. Sulloway became sole proprietor. The mill was situated upon the lower power of the Winnipiseogee, opposite the mills of the paper company, the power being used in common by the two establishments. The building of brick, three stories high, with basement, contained four sets of woolen machinery, with about seventy-five knitting machines, and furnished employment for about ninety operatives, besides a large number of women in the vicinity and surrounding towns, whose labor was required in finishing the work which the machines leave incomplete. The goods manufactured were the Shaker socks, or half-hose, of which more than three hundred dozen pairs are produced daily, giving an annual product of about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The monthly payroll averaged about two thousand five hundred dollars, aside from the amount paid for outside labor. Mr. Sulloway was a business man in the true sense of the term, and as such he became eminently successful. But while devoting his energies and ability to the development of his own business interests, and thereby indirectly conferring large benefit upon the community in which he moved, he never failed to contribute by direct personal effort to the advancement of all measures of public utility and material progress, and to his labor and encouragement, personally and peculiarly, as much as to any other among its many enterprising and public-spirited citizens, the town of Franklin is indebted for the advanced position which it holds when regarde from a business, social or educational stand-point. He was a prime mover in the organization of the Franklin National Bank, which went into operation in November, 1879, and has been president of the institution from the start. He has also been a trustee of the Franklin Savings-Bank ever since its establishment, and for several years past a member of the committee of investment. In 1880 he was chosen a member of the board of directors of the Northern Railroad, and in March, 1885, he was appointed president of the same corporation. In politics Mr. Sulloway is an ardent Democrat, an earnest and enthusiastic worker in the party cause, and his labors in this direction have been largely instrumental in bringing his party into ascendancy in Franklin, which was for many years one of the hardest-contested political battle-grounds in the State, numbering, as it does, among its citizens several of the most active leaders of the two great parties. In 1871, although the town was then decidedly Republican, he was chosen a member of the State Legislature from Franklin, and was re-elected the following year. In 1874, and again in 1875, he was elected to the same position. In January, 1877, Mr. Sulloway was nominated by the Democracy of the Second District as their candidate for Congress against Major James F. Briggs, of Manchester, the Republican nominee. The district was strongly Republican, and that party had a popular candidate in the field; yet Mr. Sulloway, with no expectation of an election, made a vigorous canvass and ran largely ahead of his ticket. He was also the candidate for his party in the district at the next election, and again in 1880, making lively work for his successful opponent, Major Briggs, on each occasion. He has been an active member of the Democratic State Committee for a number of years past, and for the greater portion of the time a member of the executive committee of that body, having direct charge of the campaign work. He was a member of the New Hampshire delegation in the National Convention at St. Louis, in 1876, which nominated Samuel J. Tilden for the Presidency, and was an enthusiastic supporter of Mr. Tilden, not only in convention, but also in the subsequent campaign, in which he was actively engaged as a member of the Democratic National Committee from this State. In 1880 he was again a delegate to the National Convention of his party at Cincinnati, where General Hancock was nominated; and in 1884, at Chicago, he was a zealous supporter of Governor Cleveland. [Copied from "The History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire". Edited by D. Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.]. Four ALSs, 1899-1900, total 9 pages, all to E.W. Heath.Business matters. VG......50-75


143. [ 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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144. [FRANCE] Alphonse-Marie&endash;Marcellin&endash;Thomas Bérenger (1785-1866), known as Thomas Bérenger or Berenger de la Drôme, was a French lawyer and politician. He was the son of a deputy of the third estate of Dauphiné to the Constituent Assembly, born in Valence. He entered the magistracy and became procureur general at Grenoble, but resigned this office on the Bourbon Restoration. He then devoted himself mainly to the study of criminal law, and in 1818 published La justice criminelle en France , in which with great courage he attacked the special tribunals, provosts' courts or military commissions which were the main instruments of the Reaction, and advocated a return to the old common law and trial by jury . The book had a considerable effect in discrediting the reactionary policy of the government; but it was not until 1828, when Bérenger was elected to the chamber, that he had an opportunity of exercising a personal influence on affairs as a member of the group known as that of constitutional opposition. His courage, as well as his moderation, was again displayed during the revolution of 1830, when, as president of the parliamentary commission for the trial of the ministers of Charles X, he braved the fury of the mob and secured a sentence of imprisonment in place of the death penalty for which they clamoured. His position in the chamber became one of much influence, and he had a large share in the modelling of the new constitution, though his effort to secure a hereditary peerage failed. Above all he was instrumental in framing the new criminal code, based on more humanitarian principles, which was issued in 1835. It was due to him that, in 1832, the right, so important in actual French practice, was given to juries to find "extenuating circumstances" in cases when guilt involved the death penalty. In 1831 he had been made a member of the court of appeal (cour de cassation}, and the same year was nominated a member of the Academy of Political and Moral Sciences (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques). He was raised to the peerage in 1839. This status he lost owing to the revolution of 1848 which ended his career as a politician. As a judge, however, his activity continued. He was president of the high courts of Bourges and Versailles in 1849. Having been appointed president of one of the chambers of the court of appeal, he devoted himself entirely to judicial work until his retirement, under the age limit, on 31 May 1860. He now withdrew to his native town, and occupied himself with his favorite work of reform of criminal law. In 1833, he had shared in the foundation of a society for the reclamation of young criminals, in which he continued to be actively interested to the end. In 1851 and 1852, on the commission of the academy of moral sciences, he had travelled in France and England for the purpose of examining and comparing the penal systems in the two countries. The result was published in 1855 under the title La répression pénale, comparaison du système pénitentiaire en France et en Angleterre. ALS, 1844, 1p, approx. 8-1/2 x 10-3/4". Not translated. VG...........100-150

145. [WRITERS lot] George William Curtis (1824-1892) Am. writer. Signature. Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) Am.n artist and writer. Sig. 1908.Robert Collyer (1823-1912) Am. Unitarian clergyman. Signature 1964. E.H. Conger (1843-1907) Am. diplomat. Nice signature w/picture. E.E. Partridge(1900-1990) Us Air Force general. Sig. card [lined side]. Charles Major (1856-1913) Am. novelist. ANS on card, 1901. Henry van Dyke (1852-1933) Am. author and clergyman. Signature 1907. Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919) Brit. Am. novelist. Sig. card, 1901..........80-120

146. [BUSINESS & INDUSTRY] multiple lot of signed items: [1] Geo. O. Draper [1867-1938) businessman/inventor. TLS, 1911. [2] Alexander E. Orr (1831-1914) prominent businessman in New York City and was influential in the building of the New York City subway system. TLS, 1906, appointing member to finance committee. [3] Frederick Douglas Underwood [1849-1942] president of the Erie Railroad & a director of Wells Fargo & Co. TLS, 1912. [4] Ernest Volwiler[1893-1992] CEO of Abbott Laboratories. TLS, 1969. [5] Roger B. Smith [1925-2007] Chairman & CEO of General Motors. TLS, 1982. [6] Alfred E. Perlman[1902-1983] TLS 1957. [7] Thomas S. Nichols - TLS, 1959. [8] John D. Davidson [1921-1979] Texas oil man. TLS, 1970. [9] Mortimer L. Schiff [1877-1931] banker & early Boy Scouts leader. TLS, 1930 to the head of NY Life. [10] Kemmons Wilson [1913-2003] Founder of Holiday Inn chain. Signed brochure, 1978. [11] Lynn R. Russell [b. 1924] labor leader. Signed 8x10 photo. [12] Roger B. Smith [1925-2007] Chairman & CEO of General Motors. Signed 5x7 photo. [13] Ralph Budd [1879-1962] RR Exec. Signature [mounting stains show thru]. [14] James J. Nance [1900-1984] industrialist & auto industry leader. ANS. [15] Robert E. Wood [1879-1969] Am. soldier and leader of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Signed card. Each accompanied with bio. sheet.......120-180


147. [CINEMA] Jill Ireland (1936-1990) actress. Her second husband was Charles Bronson. DS, 1976, bank check as Jill Ireland Bronson. VG..........50-75

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

149. Ivy Litvinov [1889-1977] English writer, wife of Soviet Foreign Affairs minister. Ivy Lowe, born in London in 1889 of the unlikely union of a Jewish intellectual and the daughter of an Indian army colonel, grew up to be a writer and a rebel. The man she met in 1914 and married two years later was the Bolshevik revolutionary, Maksim Litvinov (born Meyer Genokh Wallakh to Orthodox Jewish parents). He became one of the most important figures in the Soviet Union and was ultimately Stalin's Minister of Foreign Affairs and ambassador to Washington. Ivy spent most of her long life in Moscow. She never took to being the Commissar's wife, but devoted herself to literature. Her writing is almost without exception a heightened autobiography, the collection of short stories depicting her daily life and observations. The fact that she survived under Stalin is remarkable, although there was an unexplained year when she was virtually in exile in the Urals, separated from her husband and two children. The happiest time of her life was when Maxim was the ambassador to the United States, and she and America fell in love with one another. Her dynamic, bohemian personality entranced Americans and she was fêted by artists, film stars, writers and statesmen alike. It is perhaps appropriate that many of her stories were first published in the New Yorker. They were collected in 1971 under the title She Knew She Was Right. "She also translated into English her husband's speeches and party tracts and later such Russian classics as Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov." "Her final years were spent adding to a disorderly pile of unpublished manuscripts, but never producing the volume of memoirs about high life in the Kremlin that was expected of her. In fact, she always remained something of an outsider, and her fifty-year sojourn in the Soviet Union owed more to personal loyalty to her husband, and later her children, than to sympathy with Communist ideology." ANS written on postcard, postmarked May 9, 1960, saying she has just become a great grandmother. "Please you don't have to congratulate me!" She is writing to the celebrated journalist Leonard Lyons [1906-1976]. Signed "Ivy". She writes on front side "Do you remember?" Uncommon autograph.............100-150

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150. [PHOTOGRAPHY] André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889)  French photographer who started his photographic career as a daguerreotypist but gained greater fame for patenting his version of the carte de visite, a small photographic image which was mounted on a card. Disdéri, a brilliant showman, made this system of mass-production portraiture world famous. Disdéri also invented the twin-lens reflex camera. Original cdv photograph of a noted Chinese ambassador. Approx. 2-1/2 x 4-1/4". VG...........50-75

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151. [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

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


153. [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

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


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House of Faletans

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

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The Founder of the Boston Museum In 1841

156. Moses Kimball (1809-1895) was a U.S. politician and showman. Kimball was a close associate of P. T. Barnum, and public-spirited citizen of Boston, Massachusetts. Raised in Rockport, Mass. but moved to Boston at 15 to seek his fortune. He was ruined first in the "Eastern Land" speculation, and then again in 1833 in his purchase of the New England Galaxy, one of the earliest weekly newspapers of Boston, which was sold after a few months at a serious loss. Kimball married Frances L. A. Hathaway on June 25, 1834, and in 1836 started the New England Printing Company but it collapsed in 1837. In 1838 Kimball purchased most of the New England Museum, added to it, made arrangements for a lease of the building on Tremont and Bromfield streets (later the site of the Horticultural Hall). In 1840, Kimball travelled just twenty miles northwest to the new mill city, Lowell, MA and founded the Lowell Museum. Then in 1841, Moses opened the Boston Museum. The museum, rebuilt in 1846 and 1880, displayed a large number of stuffed birds and animals (later owned by the Boston Society of Natural History), several remains of Greek sculpture (now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), and several historical portraits by John Singleton Copley. The Museum was immediately successful. In the late spring of 1842, Kimball traveled to New York City to meet his rival, P. T. Barnum, in person. He brought with him a large oblong box containing a most unusual curiosity: an embalmed mermaid purchased at great price near Calcutta by a Boston sea captain in 1817. If it wasn't a real mermaid, it was a remarkable fraud: the head of a baboon and the upper half of an orangutan was attached to the lower half of a large fish. On June 18, Barnum and Kimball entered into a written agreement to exploit this "curiosity supposed to be a mermaid." Kimball would remain the creature's sole owner and Barnum would lease it for $12.50 a week. Barnum christened his artifact "The Fejee Mermaid" and began to "puff" her to the skies. By 1843, Kimball and P. T. Barnum were on the best of terms, and trading objects from their collections frequently. That same year they bought Charles Willson Peale's Museum in Philadelphia for $7,000 when it went out of business. That same year, Kimball added a theater to his museum, although he called it a "lecture-room" in deference to the Puritan feeling in Boston. There he staged his own adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin among other productions. As Kimball's fortune grew, he became an active public citizen. His first appearance in political life was in 1844, as a consequence of a speech by Daniel Webster, in which he urged the revision of the US naturalization laws in reaction to the Irish vote. While never elected to the office, Kimball ran three times for Mayor of the City of Boston. In 1858 he garnered 4,449 votes while losing to Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr. In 1860 Kimball ran as the Republican Party candidate, for Mayor of the city of Boston losing to Joseph Wightman. Twenty years later, he established a prize for the best exhibit of shade trees set out in the streets of Rockport, Massachusetts , and for the best loaf of bread exhibited at the annual fair. Kimball made three journeys to Europe, in 1867, 1872 and 1877 to 1878. In 1879 Kimball donated to Boston a copy of Thomas Ball's sculpture Emancipation Group. Sited in Park Square it depicts an emancipated slave rising at the feet of Abraham Lincoln (Ball was a former employee of Kimball's.[13]) In his will he left $5,000 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lengthy 1-page ALS, 1884,, to F.W. Bird on Bird's 75th birthday. Fine.............75-100

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Thought he was Wolf

157. [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

From The Reign of King Charles IX

158. [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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159. 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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160.  [GREAT BRITAIN] Collection of 10 British signatures of prominent men: [1] Henry Charles Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk, KG, PC [1791-1856] styled Earl of Surrey between 1815 and 1842, was a British Whig politician. [2] Sir William Edward Rouse Boughton (1788-1856) was a baronet and a member of the British House of Commons representing Evesham. [3] John Arthur Roebuck [1802-1879] British politician, was born at Madras, in India. [4] Douglas McGarel Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham PC [1872-1950] British lawyer and Conservative politician. [5] John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell known as Frank Russell, [1865-1931] was the elder surviving son of Viscount Amberley and his wife the Honourable Katharine (Kate) Stanley, and was raised by his paternal grandparents after his non-conventional parents both died young. He was the grandson of former prime minister, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell and elder brother of philosopher Bertrand Russell. He was married three times, lastly to Elizabeth von Arnim, who is said to have caricatured him in her novel Vera. Despite his landmark achievements in other respects, this Earl Russell is most famous for being tried for bigamy in 1901. Thenceforth, he was known to Edwardian society as the "Wicked Earl". [6] William Henry Lyttleton, 3rd Baron Lyttleton (1782-1837) British politician, Orator. [7] William Irby, 1st Baron Boston [1707-1775] British peer and Member of Parliament. Irby was the son of Sir Edward Irby, 1st Baronet and inherited his father's baronetcy in 1718. On 26 August 1746, he married Albinia Selwyn and they had three children. Irby had been a Page of Honour to King George I and King George II in the final and first few years of their reigns, respectively. He was also an equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales from 1728 to 1736, Vice-Chamberlain to the Prince's wife, Augusta from 1736 to 1751 and her Lord Chamberlain from 1751 to 1772. Irby had also been MP for Launceston from 1735 to 1747 and for Bodmin from 1747 to 1761. In 1761 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Boston, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, and became Lord of the Manor of Hedsor in 1764. He died in 1775, aged 68 and was buried in Whiston, Northamptonshire. [8] Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland [1766-1839] British politician and nobleman. [9] George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC [1859-1925] known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary. The Curzon Line, now the eastern boundary of Poland, is named after him. [10] Christopher Wyvill (1740-1822) was an English political reformer who inspired the formation of the Yorkshire Association movement in 1779. Signatures are in various forms............100-150

161.  [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

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


163. Donn Byrne (1889-1928)  Irish novelist.  Signed card mounted to sheet with newspaper clipping mounted above........20-30

Kathleen Norris (1880-1966) American novelist.  Signed card mounted to sheet with newspaper clipping mounted above........20-30

165. [FILM] Pat Renella (1929-2012)  American actor. Of Italian descent, his motion picture debut was as an engineer in the space drama X-15 (1961) starring David McLean and Charles Bronson.  Renella played Johnny Ross, a Mafia supposed informant scheduled to testify in San Francisco, in Bullitt starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset.  Document Signed, Warner Bros. 1985 check made out to Renella and endorsed by him. VG.......25-35

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166. [ACTOR] Parley Edward Baer (1914-2002)  American actor in radio and later in television and film. His first network show was The Whistler which was soon followed by appearances on Escape (notably narrating "Wild Jack Rhett" and as the title patriot in an adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benet's "A Tooth for Paul Revere"), Suspense, Tales of the Texas Rangers (as various local sheriffs), Dragnet, The CBS Radio Workshop, Lux Radio Theater, The Six Shooter, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, to name a few. As an on-camera performer, Baer was recognizable by both his voice and his balding, paunchy appearance, often as fussy or obstinate officials or neighbors. Extended television roles included obnoxious by-the-book Mayor Stoner on The Andy Griffith Show, the neighbor Darby on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, frequent guest appearances on The Addams Family as insurance man and city commissioner Arthur J. Henson, and in the late 1990s, Miles Dugan on The Young and the Restless.  Document Signed, Warner Bros. 1984 check made out to Baer and endorsed by him. VG.......25-35

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167. [FILM] Russell M. Saunders (1919-2001) was a stunt man and acrobat. Saunders did Alan Ladd's fight scene in Shane. He also doubled for Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain and An American in Paris.  He was in many other famous movies from as early as Hitchcock's Saboteur in 1942 to as late as Mississippi Burning in 1988.  Saunders was lauded by other famous stuntmen, such as Brayton Yerkes and Gary Morgan. Fay Alexander called him, "without a doubt the best all-around acrobat I've ever known."  Saunders was the model for Salvador Dalí's painting Christ of Saint John of the Cross. The painting shows Jesus from the viewpoint of God the Father (from above); Saunders was suspended from the ceiling to allow Dalí to visualize the human body under the stress of crucifixion.
Document Signed, Warner Bros. 1985 check made out to Baer and endorsed by him. VG.......50-75

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169.  [John Lennon] Mark McGann (b.1961)  English actor, director and musician.  McGann first appeared on stage in 1981 in the production Lennon at the Everyman Theatre and the London Astoria where he portrayed John Lennon, the role which won him the first of his two Olivier Award nominations for best actor in a West End show. He was later to reprise this role in two other productions, Imagine and the film John and Yoko: A Love Story for NBC television in the United States.  His first television appearance was as 'Mad Dog' in Scully by Alan Bleasdale in 1983 with Cathy Tyson and Elvis Costello. A long career in TV followed seeing him play a wide variety of characters including 'Marcus Bannerman' in the World War I era drama series by Russell T. Davies The Grand in 1999; 'Joseph Bazalgette' the great Victorian industrial engineer in the award winning factual drama/doc Seven Great Industrial Wonders of the World in 2002; and 'Tom Crean' the Irish companion of Ernest Shackleton in Shackleton opposite Kenneth Branagh; and 'Niven Craig' in Peter Medak's Let Him Have It. Document Signed, Warner Bros. 1984 check made out to Helm and endorsed by him. VG........25-35

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170. [FILM]  William Caskey Swaim is an American television and film actor, best known for having played Staff Sergeant Harry Fitz in the 1978-1979 television series, Project U.F.O.  Signed Warner bros. check made out to Swaim in 1985, endorsed by him on the verso. VG.........25-35

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171. [FILM] Joe Maross  (1923-2009)  American actor who appeared in movies and made guest appearances on many television series from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served in World War II and was stationed in Hawaii.  Among the movies he appeared in were Run Silent, Run Deep and Elmer Gantry. The many television series he guest-starred in included Behind Closed Doors, Mission: Impossible, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, The Invaders, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Virginian, Twelve O'Clock High, The Time Tunnel (where he portrayed George Armstrong Custer in an episode), Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, The Rockford Files, and The Twilight Zone, where he appeared in the episodes "Third from the Sun", and "The Little People".  Document Signed,  1984 Warner Bros. check to Maross, endored by him on verso. VG...........25-35


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172.  [FILM - TV] Bonnie Bartlett (1929 - ) is an American television and film actress. Her career spans over 50 years, with her first major role being on a 1950s daytime drama, Love of Life. She is best known for her role as Ellen Craig on the medical drama series St. Elsewhere. She and her husband, actor William Daniels, who played her fictional husband Dr. Mark Craig, won 1986 Emmy Awards on the same night, becoming the first married couple to accomplish the feat since Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in 1965. Warners Bros. paycheck, 1984, endorsed by her on verso. VG.............20-30

173. [FILM] Walter Newman (1916-1993)  American radio writer and screenwriter active from the late 1940s to the early 1990s. He was nominated three times for Academy Awards (Ace in the Hole, Cat Ballou, and Bloodbrothers), but he may be best known for a work that never made it to the screen: his unproduced original script Harrow Alley.  Newman's radio writing included scripts for Escape, Suspense, and The Halls of Ivy as well as the first broadcast episode of Gunsmoke. He is not officially credited for his screenplays for The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, having renounced credit after sharp disagreements with the director, John Sturges in both cases, over changes made during shooting. Document Signed, his pay check from Warner Bros., 1984, endorsed on verso by Newman.  Fine. Scarce!..............50-75

174. [TV]  Polly Holliday (b. 1937) is an American actress. She has appeared on stage, television and in film. She is best known for her portrayal of sassy waitress "Flo" on the hit 1970s sitcom Alice, and her starring role in its short-lived spinoff, Flo. Flo's signature line was "Kiss my grits!".  Warner Bors. paycheck, 1985, endorsed by her on verso. VG...........20-30

175. [LBJ Association - two pieces) [1] Russell Morton Brown (1912-1987) noted attorney who was Johnson's close friend and coworker in the office of Congressman Kleberg in the early 1930s. TLS, 1982, one full page. Brown iscusses LBJ's early career. "There is no question that Lyndon was planning to run for office, probably from the time he was old enough to think about such things...."  He also talks about Huey Long.  [2] Bobby Baker -  former political adviser to Lyndon B. Johnson, and an organizer for the Democratic Party. TLS, 1960, 1p, as LBJs secretary, forced to resugn because of scandal. Here Baker is congratulating a Senate employee on 50 years of service. Two pieces. Both VG............75-100

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

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177. Wallace Groves (c. 1902-1988) was a prominent financier, who, after his release from federal prison in 1944, moved to the Bahamas and there founded and operated the free trade zone, resort, and casino development Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. Investigators of U.S. organized crime associate him with the Meyer Lansky syndicate operating offshore casinos from Miami Beach. These ties notwithstanding, he is credited with being a driving force in the development of the modern Bahamian economy.  ALS, no date written on note pad paper of The Plaza in New York. Apparently a draft of his letter to an attorney requesting information about the tax effect of a loss on a business loan he made to a wholly owned corporation.  Accompanied by a newspaper clipping (Parade Jan. 15, 1967) about him entitled "Emperor Groves."  Approx. 4-3/8 x 5".  VG. RARE!...........100-150

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[AVIATION] Giuseppe Mario Bellanca (1886-1960) Italian-American airplane designer and builder who created the first enclosed cabin monoplane in the United States in 1922. This aircraft is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Closely cropped clip signature mounted to card.........40-60

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ARCHIE ROOSEVELT,  JR. (1918-1990) CIA intelligence officer and grandson of Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book. This is a calf bound copy of Roosevelt’s 23-page article in “The Middle East Journal” entitled ‘The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad’. Roosevelt has inscribed the book to then CIA boss Allen Dulles. The inscription reads: To “The Boss”, with best wishes, in the hope that you will read it as you have read (and, on occasion, edited!) so many other things that I have written.” This is a very timely subject. The book came from Dulles’ library. Covers scuffed along edges but the whole piece is pretty good condition............75-100

180. [JFK] Janet Travell (1901-1997)  American physician and medical researcher remembered as President John F. Kennedy's personal physician and a researcher of the concept of trigger points as a cause of musculoskeletal referred pain. Signed 10x8 photograph postmarked first Day of Issue Kennedy postage stamp. VG...........50-75

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181. Ely Culbertson (J1891-1955) was an entrepreneurial American contract bridge personality dominant during the Thirties. He played a major role in the early popularization of the game, and was widely regarded as "the man who made contract bridge".  He was a great showman who became rich, was highly extravagant, and lost and gained fortunes several times over.  ALS, 1939, 1p. VG.........40-60

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182. Melville Ezra Ingalls (1842 - 1914), commonly abbreviated M.E. Ingalls, was a Massachusetts state legislator who went on to become president of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Big Four Railroad). Signed cabinet photograph, 6.5 x 9". VG.........60-80

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

184. [EARLY FILM] Vivian Prescott  -  American actress. She appeared in 202 films between 1909 and 1917. Signed 8x10 photo. VG...........25-35

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

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

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187. [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. Signed 1948 FDC honoring Wisc. Statehood............80-120

188.  [FRANCE] 1794 French Document  - 1000 pounds from Mrs. Delpech to the Count of Castellane, French Ambassador to Turkey. Comprised of 4 pages on vellum approx. 8-1/4 x 11-1/4"  plus 1-page document of paper 6-1/2 x 8-1/2". Plus paper cover. VG........100-150
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189.  [ART] Douglas Volk (1856-1935) American artist. 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.  Douglas Volk’s path as an artist was secured early in his life, following instruction in Italy and in Paris with renowned painter and teacher Jean-Leon Gerôme. He held prominent teaching positions at the Cooper Institute, New York; the Art Students League, New York; as the founder of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts; at Cooper Union, New York and at the National Academy of Design, New York. It was during a break from teaching from 1898 to 1906 that Volk and his wife, Marion Larrabee Volk, purchased Hewn Oaks, a large property on the shores of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine that became their beloved summer retreat. Marion Volk described Hewn Oaks to a journalist: "It is this out-of-door life we enjoy most and so you will find the whole place uncitified. It is just as close to nature as we can make it, to live comfortably, and when we built our house we decided that should be in keeping with this idea." The Volks founded the Sabatos Handicraft Society in Lovell, an arts and crafts movement that engaged Marion Volk, their children, friends and neighbors. Douglas Volk focused on easel painting during this period, taking inspiration from the surrounding woods and Lake Kezar.  Douglas Volk’s work is represented in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.  Volk is remembered for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one of which hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, and his painting of Lincoln used on US postage stamp.  Offered here are 6 bank checks signed by Douglas Volk,  1895-1930.  Each check is some sort of defect............100-150

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190. Malcolm Taylor Dougherty (pen name Malcolm Taylor) (1888-1989) author of boys' books and a poet. An archive of 10 ALSsdated 1983-1989, PLUS 7 Christmas cards, each with long notes written by him on them; plus a photo and funeral card. Interesting reflections by a centenarian. Most are signed "Doc." VG.......150-200

191.  [ART] Portrait de Scriverius.  Original engraving by Adrien Didier (1838-1924) after a painting by Frans Hals. Printed on laid paper. Image approx. 8-1/4 x 6-1/4 plus clean margins.  Minor faults in outer margins will not show when matted and framed. Other examples of this engraving are in museum around the world including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. VG...........100-150
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192. [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, Norwich Abbey, was executed in 1810, printed on stiff wove paper, dates to 1838 from the second and final edition printed in London by Henry Bohn. The only difference between the two editions is that Bohn added Roman numeration to the plates in the upper centre margin. Image approx. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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193.  [ART] John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842) This original etching entitled, Kirkstall-Abbey-York, was executed in 1811, printed on stiff wove paper, dates to 1838 from the second and final edition printed in London by Henry Bohn. The only difference between the two editions is that Bohn added Roman numeration to the plates in the upper centre margin. Image approx. 12 x 8-1/2" plus wide margins. VG.........125-175

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194. [BRITAIN] Field Marshal Sir Alexander George Woodford, KCB, KCMG (1782-1870)  British Army officer.  From duty in London, he joined his company at Isla de León for the Siege of Cadiz in 1811, commanded the light battalion of the Brigade of Guards at Ciudad Rodrigo on 19 January 1812, at Badajoz on 6 April, at Salamanca on 22 July, at the occupation of Madrid and the capture on 14 August of the Retiro, at Burgos in September and October, and in the retreat from that place. He commanded the 1st battalion of the Coldstream Guards during the battles of 1813 and 1814, including Vitoria and Nivelle. He was appointed aide-de-camp to The Prince Regent on 4 June 1841 for his service in the field, and aide-de-camp to the king on the prince's accession to the throne. He commanded the 2nd battalion of the Coldstream Guards at the battles of Quatre Bras on the 16th and of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, at the storm of Cambrai on 24 June, at the entry into Paris on 7 July, and during the occupation of France.  For his services, Woodford was frequently mentioned in despatches, and received the gold medal with two clasps for the battles of Salamanca, Vitoria, and the Nive, the silver medal with two clasps for Ciudad Rodrigo and Nivelle, and the Waterloo medal. He was appointed a CB (military division) and was permitted to accept and wear the insignia of knighthood of the Military Order of Maria Theresa and of the fourth class of the Order of St George.  Woodford was lieutenant governor and commanded the infantry brigade at Malta from 1825 until he was transferred in a like capacity in 1827 to Corfu. He was promoted to KCB on 13 September 1831, and appointed a KCMG on 30 June 1832, in which year he was appointed to the command of the forces in the Ionian Islands, and acted temporarily as Lord High Commissioner. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Gibraltar on 28 February 1835, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief on 1 September 1836, a position he occupied for seven years.  He was promoted to a GCB on 7 April 1852. He became Lieutenant-Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 25 September 1856, and succeeded to the governorship on 3 August 1868, on the death of Sir Edward Blakeney.[1] He died at the governor's residence, Chelsea Hospital, on 26 August 1870, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery on 1 September.  ALS, no year, 3pp, approx. 4-3/8 x 7". VG...............60-80

195. [FRANCE - AVIATION]  Louis Béchereau (1880–1970) French engineer, airplane designer.  Béchereau would be responsible for Deperdussin and SPAD aircraft designs thereafter.  ALS, 1962, written on both sides of 5.5 x 4" card, with envelope. Addressed to Malfanti, President of the "Les Alles Brisees Society".  Fine.............60-80

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196. [FRANCE] Charles François Dupuis (1742-1809) was a French savant, a professor (from 1766) of rhetoric at the Collège de Lisieux, Paris, who studied for the law in his spare time and was received as avocat in 1770. He also ventured into the field of mathematics. His precocious talents were recognized by the duc de La Rochefoucauld who sent him to the College d'Harcourt. In 1778, he invented a telegraph with which he was able to correspond with his friend Fortin de Bagneux, and must be considered among the first inventors of the telegraph that was perfected by Claude Chappe.  Dupuis devoted himself to the study of astronomy (his tutor was Lalande) in connection with mythology, the result of which was his magnum opus: Origine de tous les Cultes, ou la Réligion Universelle. It appeared in 1795 in quarto or octavo format, profusely illustrated (in 12 volumes); an abridgement (1798) spread his system more widely among the reading public. In Origine he advocated the unity of the astronomical and religious myths of all nations, an aspect of the Enlightenment's confidence in the universality of human nature. In his Mémoire explicatif du Zodiaque, chronologique et mythologique (1806) he similarly maintains a common origin for the astronomical and religious opinions of the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, Persians, and Arabians. He contributed to the Journal des savants a memoire on the origin of the constellations and on the explication of myth through astronomy, which was published as a separate fascicle in 1781. He came to the attention of Frederick the Great, who appointed him secretary but died before Dupuis could take up duties in Berlin. Teaching Latin eloquence at the Collège de France, he was elected to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.  After the start of the Revolution, Dupuis fled Paris, appalled by the massacres of September 1792, only to return when he discovered he had been elected to the National Convention, where he sat on the Council of Five Hundred, and was President of the Legislative Body after the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire. He left political life in 1802. In April 1806 he received the Legion of Honor.  Offered here are 4 sheets containing his handwriting, none signed. Approx. 82 lines in his hand. VG............100-150

197. [FRANCE] Leo Laurent-Pichat   (1823-1886)  French politician, poet and man of  letters, best known for his role in the publication of the first edition of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert in 1857. During the trial, which takes place in 1857,  three men appear: "MM. Leo Laurent-Pichat and Auguste-Alexis Pillet.  "Lurent-Pichat, having, in 1856, by publishing in the No. 1 and December 15 of the Revue de Paris fragments of a novel, Madame Bovary , and especially various fragments in the pages 73, 77, 78, 272, 273, committed the crime of contempt of public and religious morality and decency; 2 Pillet and Flaubert have, by printing Pillet for them to be published, writing and Flaubert handing Laurent-Pichat to be published fragments of the novel, Madame Bovary, above-named, helped and assisted with knowledge, Laurent-Pichat in fact have prepared and consumed ease the aforementioned offenses, and s be so complicit in these crimes referred to in Articles 1 and 8 of the Act of 17 ill in 1819, and 59 and 60 of the Penal Code . "  It's Maxime du Camp , the childhood friend of Flaubert, who had handed over Laurent-Pichat the manuscript of Madame Bovary. Laurent-Pichat accepted the manuscript but demanded cuts. Maxime du Camp propped. He also felt that "the work is too thick, that most deserves to be released from a" bunch of useless things. " Flaubert does not care: co-editor of the Revue de Paris in just a hand specialist "hundred francs" will of Madame Bovary "a really good thing." It will remove the section of the wedding, shorten the elections, sacrifice a good part of the episode of clubfoot . " Furious, Flaubert scribbled "gigantic! "The back of the letter and did not answer. But when the question of removing the famous passage of the cab, Flaubert wrote to Laurent-Pichat: "It does not bleach the blacks and we do not change the blood of a book can impoverish, that's all . " Once earned, and Madame Bovary published with minimal cuts that Flaubert had to resign trial, he wrote on her personal copy the following lines: "This is my manuscript copy as from the hands of Mr. Laurent Pichat, poet and editor of the journal owner of Paris . " [English translation].  Long 3 page ALS, 1857, approx. 5 x 8-1/4".  Identified as about "the unknown God."  Archival tape repair that doesn't show............100-150

198. Samuel Weller Singer (1783–1858) was an English author and scholar on the work of William Shakespeare. He is also now remembered as a pioneer historian of card games. He edited Robert Herrick's ‘Poetical Works’ (1846), Francis Bacon's ‘Essays’ (1856), and John Selden's ‘Table Talk’ (1847; 2nd edit. 1856). He translated Martin Luther's ‘Way to Prayer’ (1846), and (with original additions) ‘Wayland Smith’ from the French of G. P. Depping and Francisque Michel (1847).  ALS, 1839, 1p, 7-1/4 x 9". In English. VG...............50-75

199. [FRANCE] Louis Bourdeau  (1824–1900) French author of various scientific, technical and academic subjects. Coinage of the word praxeology  is often credited to Louis Bourdeau,  author of a classification of the sciences, which he published in his Théorie des sciences: Plan de Science intégrale in 1882. However, the term was used at least once previously (with a slight spelling difference), as far back as 1608, by Clemens Timpler in his Philosophiae practicae systema methodicum.  ALS, 1893, 2pp. Blue pencil notations and 2 file punch holes.....50-75

200.  [GREAT BRITAIN] Charles Fane, 1st Viscount Fane PC (Ire) (1676-1744) English courtier, politician and a landowner in both England and Ireland. Fane or ffane was baptised at Basildon in Berkshire on 30 January 1676, he was the second son but heir of the Right Hon. Sir Henry Fane, of Basildon, KB, (1650-1705/06), by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Southcott of Exeter. Fane was appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Berkshire, 21 September 1715. He was Member of the Irish Parliament (MP) for Killybegs in county Donegal, a seat controlled by the Conygham family, from 1715 to 1719. ALS, 2 pages, 7-1/4 x 9". Written from Bath 3 May. The date 1745? written in was written in unknown hand and obviously incorrect as Fane died in 1744. We have researched this letter and there is no doubt about which Fane this was written by. VG.........100-150

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

202. [ART] William Grainger - 18th century British engraver, active 1784-1793. Original copperplate engraving c. 1790s, image size approx. 3-3/4 x 3-3/4" plus margins. Clean image area and surrounding; spots and stain in outer margins. VG......50-75
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203 [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.........150-200
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204. [MEDICINE] JOHN MILLAR [1733-1805] PHYSICIAN AND MEDICAL WRITER. His "Observations of the Asthma..." published in 1769. In 1774, Millar was appointed physician to the Westminister General Dispensary. Fine ALS, 1797 noted in docket on verso, no place, 1p, 4to. "Sir - Having submitted, through the proper office, a Memorial on Military Medical Arrangements, to His Majesty in ..... it is a duty incumbent on me to present the enclosed Papers [not present] on that subject for your consideration, I have the honour to be....." FINE CONDITION...........80-120

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205.  [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

206.  [ART] Original Portrait Etching RUFUS CHOATE - Original etching [not steel-engraving; not photo-mechanically reproduced], image 13.75 x 10.75 in. plus wide margins. Overall size is 21 x 16 in. Good quality laid paper. Copyright & Published 1895, by Chas. Barmore, 280 Broadway, NY. Signature below image is engraved. Artist not known. Condition is very good. CHOATE, Rufus, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Essex, Mass., on October 1, 1799; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Danvers, Mass., in 1823; member, State house of representatives 1825; member, State senate 1826; moved to Salem in 1828; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, to June 30, 1834, when he resigned; moved to Boston in 1834; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster and served from February 23, 1841, to March 3, 1845; retired from political life to devote his time to law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; attorney general of Massachusetts in 1853; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 13, 1859. VG...........100-150

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207. [MUSIC] Tzvi Avni (1927 - )  Israeli composer. In 2001, Avni was awarded the Israel Prize, for music. AMQS, inscribed, dated 1013, of his from his work "Mizmorey Tehilim (beginning of the 3 movements."  Approx. 10-1/2 x 4-1/4". VG..............50-75


208. [MUSIC] Constantin Von Sternberg (1852-1924) Russian composer and pianist. TLS, 1898, accepting a position as a delegate and promising not to have any engagements during the period. 8.5 x 11". VG...........75-100

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209.  JOHN B. GOUGH (1817-1886) leading temperance lecturer. Gough Street in San Francisco, California was named for him. Signature......30-40  

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

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211. 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

212. [MAINE] Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) was a prominent citizen of Portland, Maine during the 18th and 19th centuries. He was instrumental in founding the first public library in Portland (then Falmouth), Maine, served in the judiciary system as judge and clerk, as well as held the post of the first postmaster of Portland, in 1775. He was an active patriot during the Revolutionary struggle, was secretary of the Cumberland County convention in 1774, a member of the provincial congress in 1775, and of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1776 and 1778. When the courts were reorganized in 1775 he was appointed clerk, which office he held for forty-five years. He was register of probate until commissioned judge in 1804, remaining in the latter office till 1820. From 1776 till 1805 he was postmaster of Portland. He was an active and efficient friend of Bowdoin College, His publications include "The Massachusetts Justice" (1803); and " Probate Directory" (1803); and he edited the "Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith" (1821). 1807 legal document signed, written on both sides, approx. 8 x 12-3/4". Concerns matter two gentlemen from Baldwin, Maine. VG.........75-100

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213. [FRANCE] CHARLES MERE [b. 1883] Fr. writer & President of Author's Guild. ANS, 1937 plus signed 2 page contract & ANS written on TLS, 1943, by A. Leclair. # pieces, all in French. VG.........60-80

214. [FRANCE] Charles MERE [b. 1883] Fr. author & playwright. Two TLSs sent to him on which he pens ANSs, 1931 & 1943. VG.....................60-80

215. [FRANCE] Lizinska de Mirbel [1796-1849] Miniaturist, official painter of Louis XVIII and Charles X. ALS, no date, 1p. Not translated. Approx. 5 x 8". VG...........75-100

216. 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 may not feel disposed to take the responsibility of publication upon you..........100-150

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217. [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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218. [MAINE] THE WHIGS of WELD - Silas Jones Jr. - ALS, Jay [ME], Sept. 6, 1843, 1p, 4to, plus address leaf, no post marks. Whigs of Jay have nominated Stillman Noyes as their candidate. "For a Whig to vote for a local Representative is rather a hard pill for sum of us to swallow..." VG........50-75

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

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His portrait

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

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221. [FILM - TV] James Garner (b. 1923)  American film and television actor, one of the first Hollywood actors to excel in both media. He has starred in several television series spanning a career of more than five decades. These included his roles as Bret Maverick, in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick; Jim Rockford, in the popular 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files. He has starred in more than fifty movies, including The Great Escape (1963), Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and The Notebook (2004). Signed 1-page typescript, the theme for "Maverick", dated 1992. VG...........40-60

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

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

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

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225.  [MUSIC] Morton Gould (1913-1996)  American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist. Nice TLS, 1986, 1p. Signed "Morton"  to old old acquaintance from past years. VG...........50-75

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226. E.G. LAPHAM (1814-1890) U.S. Senator from NY;  manager to conduct impeachment proceedings against former Sec. of War William W. Belknap [1876]. ALS, House of Rep., 1881, 2pp, 4to. Replies to Francis E. Spinner's letter of congratulations...................50-75

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

228. Major-General Charles W. Sandford (1796-1878)  American militia and artillery officer, lawyer and businessman. He was a senior officer in the New York State Militia for over thirty years and commanded the First Division in every major civil disturbance in New York City up until the American Civil War, most notably, the New York Draft Riots in 1863. His command seriously weakened due to manpower shortages during the American Civil War, Sandford seved on active duty with the Union Army from April 19 to July 25, 1861. In May 1861, he was ordered by Brigadier General Joseph K. Mansfield to oversee the capture of Alexandria, Virginia as the vast majority the Union troops were from New York. He also served under Major General Robert Patterson for three months and took part in the Battle of Harper's Ferry. ALS, 1847, written on back of document, addressed to Nehemial Reynolds dealing with a law suit in the New York Supreme Court, in the matter of the New York & Harlem Rail Road Co. vs Nehemiah Reynolds. Signed as attorney for the Petitioner. Approx. 8-1/4 x 13-3/4". Accompanied by small picture shown in scan.......80-120

Original 19th  Century Etching

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

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230.  [PORTRAIT] George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, KB (1718-1792)  British naval officer. He is best known for his commands in the American War of Independence, particularly his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782. It is often claimed that he was the commander to have pioneered the tactic of "breaking the line".  Original antique engraved portrait of Lord Rodney, image about 4 x 5" plus wide margins. The engraver was  Edward Scriven (1775-1841) was an English engraver. He was born, according to his own account, at Alcester, Warwickshire, though his name does not appear in the parish register. He was a pupil of Robert Thew, and became known as an engraver of portraits, in the stipple and chalk manner. He was a supporter of the Artists' Annuity Fund, in the establishment of which, in 1810, he took a leading part. He died on 23 August 1841, leaving a widow and five children. He was buried in Kensal Green cemetery, where a stone was erected to his memory by the members of the Artists' Fund. VG..............50-75

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

232. [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

233. [NEWSPAPER] 1867 Boston Dailey Advertiser with news of MALES WHO YIELD UP THEIR MANHOOD ARE PROMOTING WOMENS SUFFRAGE. VG..........30-40

234. [NEWSPAPER] INDIANS - THE GLOBE, City of Washington, March 29, 1832, 4pp. Cherokee Sovereignty / No State or Nation Within The Bounds of This Union, Not Recognized By Its Constitution........Inside article containing speech of Justice Baldwin {US Supreme Ct] concerning the Cherokee issue. VG............40-60

235. (MUSIC) G. BICKHAM [artist] - original engraved sheet of music. sheet size 13 x 9". At top of page is a handcolored engraving by Bickham. Slightly soiled from age. Slight chipping & small tears at top & bottom edges. Dates to 1737. Fine for framing. The Bickhams, George Sr. and George Jr., practiced their art and published their books in London in the late 1730s and 1740s, the period in which such people as William Hogarth and John Gay flourished. This fine print is from George Bickham Jr.'s "Musical Entertainer", a beautifully illustrated collection of songs set for amateur musicians. Little is known of the Bickhams' private lives. George Bickham Jr. (who did this print) died in 1758. Although George Jr. engraved the plates for The Musical Entertainer, the first editions were published and sold by his father. These musical prints are considered his finest work. This information was taken from Joan D. Dolmetsch's book "Eighteenth-Century Prints in Colonial America." Evidently these were some of the prints that were used to decorate the homes of our Colonial forefathers. This IS NOT a later copy..............100-150

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From Papers of Col. Reginald Hubbell

236. [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

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

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238. MILITARY - 2 antique prints after William Hogarth, engraved by T. Cook circa 1855. Both are military scenes - Blackwell's Military Figures. On request will show scans. Approx. 5 x 8 plus wide margins.........40-60

239. [THEATRE] Hermann Vezin (1829-1910) was an actor, born in Philadelphia, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He went to England at York and obtained and engagement there in 1850. His London début was made at the Princess's Theatre in 1852. Most of his acting was performed in England. He acted in Dr. Davey (1866); Man o' Airlie (1867); Son of the Soil (1872); As You Like It (1875); Daniel Druce, which ran for one hundred and six times at the Haymarket (1876); and Olivia (1878). He became known as a teacher of elocution and as a writer. Mary Mannering was one of his pupils. Vezin went to York, England and obtained an engagement there in 1850. His London début was made at the Princess's Theatre, London in 1852. He married the Australian actress Mrs Charles Young. Most of Vezin's acting career took place in England. He played in Dr. Davey (1866); Man o' Airlie (1867); the successful The Turn of the Tide by F. C. Burnand (1869), Son of the Soil (1872); As You Like It (1875); W. S. Gilbert's Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith, which ran for one hundred and nineteen performances at the Haymarket Theatre (1876, also a revival in 1884); and Olivia (1878). ALS, Strand [England], 1896, 1p. VG...........25-35

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240. [SCOTLAND] Peter Hately Waddell (1817-1891) Scottish cleric and prolific writer. Waddell was an orator of very exceptional power. His skill as a dialectician was displayed in a series of lectures on Ronan's 'Life of Jesus,' delivered in Glasgow City Hall before large audiences in 1863, and afterwards published. Lengthy ALS, Glasgow, Scotland, 1877, 4 full pages. Very good content, mentions Burns. VG......50-75

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241. [MEDICINE] Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Baronet [1768-1841] English surgeon and anatomist, who made historical contributions to otology, vascular surgery, the anatomy and pathology of the mammary glands and testicles, and the pathology and surgery of hernia. In 1817 he performed his famous operation of tying the abdominal aorta for aneurism; and in 1820 he removed an infected sebaceous cyst from the head of King George IV. He was subsequently appointed sergeant surgeon to King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria. He served as president of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1827 and again in 1836, and he was elected a vice-president of the Royal Society in 1830. In 1821, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Cooper was an indefatigable and original anatomist and described several new anatomical structures, many of which were named after him. ANS, not dated, invitation to Frederick Tymall. Soiled..........60-80

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Portrait of Cooper

242. Robert  Peters (b.1924)  American poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor born in an impoverished rural area of northern Wisconsin.   His poetry career began in 1967 when his young son Richard died unexpectedly of spinal meningitis. The book commemorating this loss, Songs for a Son, was selected by poet Denise Levertov to be published by W. W. Norton in 1967, and it still remains in print. Songs for a Son began a flood of poetry. Peters is a prolific poet, having published some 30 books of poems, and he is an important critic of contemporary American poetry. Signed 1p. typescri[pt of his poem "State of Mind." VG..........40-60

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

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244. 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

245. [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

246. [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

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

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248. [SPACE] Bruton "Doc" Schardt - 1st Director of the ERTS-1 program at NASA. Signed 1972 cover honoring ERTS-1 - First Attempt To Use Space Technology To Pinpoint Enviornmental Problems. VG..........50-75

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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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250.  [U.S. GRANT] Message from the President of the United States, April 4, 1876, government document, House of Rep. Ex. Doc. No. 154, 12 pages, signed in type by Grant. Regarding Pawnee Indians. VG....30-40  

251.  [BASEBALL] Louis "Buck" Newsom - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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252.  [BASEBALL] Bob Johnson - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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253.  [BASEBALL] Ellsworth "Babe" Dahlgren - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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254.  [BASEBALL] Paul  Derringer - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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255.  [BASEBALL] Harlond Clift - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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256  [BASEBALL] Adolph Camilli - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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257.  [BASEBALL] George Washington Case - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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258.  [BASEBALL] Morris Arnovich - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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259.  [BASEBALL] Norman "Babe" Young - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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260.  [BASEBALL] Charles Keller - This is a Baseball Magazine Company Premium Photo. Designated M113 or M114 by collectors, Baseball Magazine began issuing these photos around 1920 through 1950. Baseball Magazine Premium Photos are blank-backed sepia tone photos printed on semi-gloss heavy paper stock. You had to send away for the photos. The bottom center has the players name, the lower left reads "Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York" and the lower right reads "Enlarged from an original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY".  From the beginning, the posters offered collectors a chance to obtain high-quality reproductions of photos taken by such legends as Charles Conlon. Conlon was the alpha photographer for the sport of baseball, beginning a little after the turn of the century, through his retirement shortly before World War II. A substantial percentage of the posters issued during that span featured his images. Approx. 9-1/2 x 12.  Superb condition when compared to the usual found. Often these were trimmed down in size, this one is full size.............40-60

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261. James Doohan (1920-2005) Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Signed 8x10 color photo as "Scotty" from Star Trek. VG...............40-60

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262. [FRANCE] group of French autographs:  [1] Édouard Alphonse Lefebvre Béhaine, Count Pigneaux (or Pigneau) is a diplomat, French (1829-1897). He was  Ambassador of France to the Holy See , Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague and Secretary of Embassy ( Berlin and Rome ). He talked with his cousins ​​Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, a rich correspondence of nearly 300 letters in almost 40 years. ALS, 1888, 3-1/2 pp.  [2] Jean Charles Meissonier  (1848 - 1917) French painter, son of the Master. ALS, Paris, 1893, 2pp.  [3] Jean d'Esparbes  (1899-1968) Fr. artist. ANS written on both sides of his personal calling card. Fine.  [4] Louis Marsolleau  (1864-1935] writer of songs. ALS,  Paris, 1896, 2pp.  [5] Camille-André Lemoyne, born in Saint Jean d'Angely (1822-1907)  poet and novelist . ALS, 1p. plus envelope. [6] Emile Berr (1855-1923) Fr. journalist. ALS, nd., 1p.  [7] Charles Borel-Clerc, pen name of Charles Clerc, was a French composer.  My apple performer Maurice Chevalier (1936), Oh! If you knew my hen (1938) and Walk Ménilmontant (1941), three of his biggest hits. TLS, 1934, 2pp............150-250

263. [FRANCE] group of French autographs:  [1] Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire  (1834-1923)  magistrate and French writer. As a prosecutor about the Court of Appeal of Paris , he drew up an indictment against the General Boulanger . He resigned when the Dreyfus affair came before the criminal chamber of the Supreme Court (1899) and campaigned against the Dreyfus. He is known as a writer under the pen name "Jules Glouvet", "Jules Glouvet" and "Lucia Herpin." The guide Paris-Paris, who considers 1899 as a "reputation of Parisian life," says that he "is a journalist in a fit of bad temper".  ANS, written on both sides of his calling card.  [2] Louis-François Du Bois (first written Dubois) was born in Lisieux on 16 November 1773 and died in Mesnil-Durand on 9 July 1855, was a historian, poet, translator, scholar, agronomist, politician and administrator.  ALS, 1843, 1p. [large stains].  [3] Alexandre Mercereau  (1884-1945)  writer and poet.  ALS, 1907, 3pp.  [4] Alphonse Lemerre (1838-1912) Fr. editor.  ALS, nd, 2pp.  [5] Alphonse Huillard-Breholles  (1817-1871) historian. ALS, Paris, 1869, 3pp., signed H.B.  [6] Charles Mere ( 1883-1970)  French film director, screenwriter and playwright. ALS, 1967, 2pp., about his play 'Les Trois Masques'.  [7] Emile Berr (1855-1923) Fr. journalist. ALS, 1896, 1p.................150-250


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

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265. Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001)  American philosopher, educator, and popular author. Signed 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

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

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


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

269. Frances M. Frost (1905-1959)  American poet, novelist and mother of poet Paul Blackburn. Her work appeared in the New York Herald Tribune,  The New Yorker,  Harper's,  and Saturday Review.  Her papers are held at University of California, San Diego,  and Yale University.  Signed 4 x 5 vintage photo, dated 1943. Scarce!.............50-75

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270 [THEATRE] Kyrle  Bellew (1850-1911)  British stage and silent film actor in the late 19th and early 20th century. Bellew notably toured with Cora Brown-Potter in the 1880s and 1890s and was cast as the leading man in many stage productions alongside Brown-Potter. He was also a signwriter, gold prospector and rancher mainly in Australia Signed photo 3.5 x 5.5.   Also signed 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Miss Kyrle Bellew. ALSO William Faversham  (1868-1940) legendary film and stage actor. Signed cabinet photo, 4-1/4 x 6-1/2"............80-120

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

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Portrait of General Scott

272.  Charles Gratiot, Jr. (1786-1855) as General William Henry Harrison's Chief Engineer in the War of 1812, he distinguished himself by planning and building Fort Meigs in 1813. He also rebuilt Fort St. Joseph, later renamed Fort Gratiot in his honor. In 1814 he took part in the attack of the Battle of Mackinac Island. He received the Thanks of Congress for his efforts during the war. CLIP SIGNATURE.............40-60



273. William Hull (1753-1825) American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution, was Governor of Michigan Territory, and was a general in the War of 1812, for which he is best remembered for surrendering Fort Detroit to the British. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60



274. [FRANCE] Jerome Champion Cicé (1735-1810) French prelate and statesman. Archbishop of Bordeaux (1781), a member of the clergy to the States General of 1789, the Minister of Justice (August 1789-November 1790), he refused to swear allegiance to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and emigrated. Returning to France in 1802, he was appointed Archbishop of Aix.  SUPERB ALS, [1779?], 1p, red wax seal still intact. Very nice. Excellent condition............125-175

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275. [CIVIL WAR] Fred. E. Edgar  (1842-?) Union soldier from Brooklyn, NY. He enlisted in the 83d N. Y. Volunteers and remained with that regiment two years. He was transferred to the United States signal corps, and served with distinction four years longer. Upon returning home at the close of the war he joined the 7th Regiment, and has served consecutively twenty years. His signature on album page. VG.................25-35

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276. [CIVIL WAR] DREW, GEORGE A., Detroit. Captain Sixth Cavalry, Oct. 13, 1862. Major, July 17,1863. Lieutenant Colonel, June 6, 1864. Declined promotion. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Volunteers, March 13, 1865, '"for highly distinguished and meritorious services in the Shenandoah Valley." Brevet Colonel U. S. Volunteers, April 9, 1865. "for highly distinguished and meritorious services in the campaign against Richmond, Va." Mustered out on expiration of term of service, Oct. 11,1865. Second Lieutenant Tenth U. S. Infantry, May 15,1866. First Lieutenant, March 26.1868. Assigned to Third U. S. Cavalry, January 1st, 1871. Captain, March 20, 1879.  Signature with rank "Capt. 3rd US Cav" on album page. VG...........25-35

277. [THEATRE-FILM]  George Abbott (1887-1995) American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than nine decades.  Signed 1977 FDC honoringCentennial of Sound Recording. Clean.........40-60

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278. [MUSIC] Richard Adler  (1921-2012)  American lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows. Signed, 10 x 8 photo dated 1992. VG...........50-75

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

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


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

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282. [POET] Paul Hamilton Hayne [1830-1886]. American poet, b. Charleston, S.C. ANS, 1881, on 4 x 3-1/4 slip............100-150

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

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

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


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286. [FRANCE] multiple lot of French autographs: [1] Lucien Descaves (1861- 1949) French novelist. A disciple of Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Goncourt brothers his novels Le Calvaire d'Héloïse Pajadou (1883) and Une vieille rate (1883) followed strongly the naturalism movement. The anti-military novel, Sous-Offs (1889) provoked a scandal. Though acquitted of charges of offending the army and public morality, he was stripped of his military rank.ALS, 1905, on 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. card. To Gabriel Monod about Monod's book.  [2] GEORGES GAUDY - Fr. novelist. ALS, 1921, 1p. Speaks about his work.  [3] Charles Monselet (1825-1888) french poet, journalist, novelist, columnist. Moving ALS, nd, 1p. My poor father will be dead in a few minutes. I cannot write a single word to you. VG.  [4] LEON BAILBY [1867-1954] famous French newspaper man and philanthropist. ALS, 1916, on postcard. Fine.  [5] J(ules Charles) TRUFFIER [1856-1943] Fr. actor. ALS, no date, 1p. Not translated. Accompanied with picture postcard of Truffier.  [6] Benoit] Constant COQUELIN (1841-1909), French actor, born in Boulogne. He entered the Conservatoire National in Paris in 1859 and made his debut at the Comédie Française in 1860. For nearly 30 years (1860-86 and 1889-92) Coquelin played leading roles at the Comédie. In 1886-87 he delighted audiences in comedy roles, on tour in Europe and America. In 1897 he became director of the Porte Saint Martin Theater in Paris and scored his greatest success in creating the romantic title role of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Coquelin wrote L'art et le comédien (Art and the Comedian, 1880). Nice signature on gray/tan color card dated Paris '94. VG.  [7] Charles-Hippolyte Castille [1820-1886] French romance writer and publisher. He founded the newspaper "Le Travail Intellectuel" with Molinari and "La Republique francaise". He had a talent as a pamphleteer in publishing studies under the reign of Louis Philippe. ALS, 1861, 1p., 5x8 in.  [8] EB (Bourdet, Édouard. 1887-1945). French dramatist. Author of satirical and psychological studies of contemporary society. HIS INITIALS PLUS 2 WORDS ON TLS, 1928, FROM MARCEL BALLOT.   [9] Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874) French politician. ALS, Paris, 1840, 1p., 6-3/4 x 8-1/4". VG   [10] Anatole le Braz, the "Bard of Brittany" (1859-1926) was a Breton folklore collector and translator. He was highly regarded amongst both European and American scholars, and known for his warmth and charm. A large statue of him with a peasant storyteller was created in Saint-Brieuc, and a memorial stele in Tréguier, both designed by Armel Beaufils. ALS, 1894, 1-1/2pp., 4-1/8 x 6-1/2". Speaks about his book La Chanson de la Bretagne ("The Songs of Brittany"), poetry, 1892. VG..............200-300

287. [FOOTBALL] Otto Graham  (1921-2003)  American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. Graham is regarded by critics as one of the most dominant players of his era, having taken the Browns to league championship games every year between 1946 and 1955, winning seven of them. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. Signed, inscribed pict5ure card, approx. 5.5 x 8.5". VG................40-60

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288. [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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289. [GERMANY] 10 letters written during c. 1940-44 written by what has been identified as "WW II Nazi officer". Unread - unresearched. There are 12 envelopes, most with German postmarks.............100-150

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290. [SPACE] Apollo 15 Sub Satellite Launch cover, postmarked 1971, signed by:  Kinsey A. Anderson (1926-2012) was professor emeritus of physics at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and an internationally known pioneer of space physics during the early years of rocket, balloon, and satellite exploration of the upper atmosphere, cosmic rays, solar-terrestrial environment, and solar physics.  While at UCB he and his students flew instruments on many of the early generation of space science missions, including the Interplanetary Monitoring Platforms (IMP) 1-6, OGO 5, Explorer 33 and 35, and Apollo 15 and 16 lunar sub-satellites. He was an author on about 200 scientific papers, and trained 24 graduate students at Berkeley. He was director of the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at UCB, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Also signed by: Paul Coleman - emeritus professor of space physics at the University of California at Los Angeles.  n 1970, NASA awarded Dr. Coleman its Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his contributions to the exploration of the solar system. In 1972, he was awarded a second of these medals for his contributions to the exploration of the moon. In 1975, he was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics. During 1975-76, he was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a Senior Fulbright Scholar. Colorful, clean and fine.............50-75

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291. David Selden was born in Chatham, Connecticut, June 4, 1785, the son of the Congregational minister of Middle Haddam Church, David Selden (1761-1825), and his wife, Cynthia May (1761-1850). Selden sailed to Liverpool, England, in 1811, in order to make his fortune in the international mercantile trade. During the War of 1812, he was a prisoner on parole, and in 1818, he filed for bankruptcy. Afterwards, he returned briefly to the United States, where he married Gertrude Richards in 1820. The pair had 11 children. In 1822, he returned to England and with his business partner, William Hynde, became an important cotton importer. He also traded coffee, and in 1831, received a patent for a coffee-grinding mill. He died February 23, 1861. ALS [stampless folded letter - no postal markings], New York, 1820, 2 pages + address leaf addressed to his father Rev. David Seldon.  He talks about family members, Methodists and the church. VG...............75-100

292. [FRANCE] Antoine de Montazet (1713 - 1788)  French theologian, of Jansenist tendencies, who became bishop of Autun and archbishop of Lyon. He was elected to the Académie française in 1756, but did not produce significant literary works.  He had published for his seminary by the Oratorian Joseph Valla, six volumes of "Institutiones theologicæ". These were known as "Théologie de Lyon", and were spread throughout Italy by Scipio de’ Ricci, bishop of Pistoia and Prato, until condemned by the Index in 1792. Contrary to the papal bull of Pope Pius V on the Breviary, Montazet changed the text of the Breviary and the Missal. The later efforts of Pope Pius IX and Cardinal Bonald to suppress the innovations of Montazet provoked resistance on the part of the canons, who defended the traditional Lyonnese ceremonies. Document Signed, 1759, written on both sides, about 7-1/4 x 8-3/4". Top right coner missing affecting a few words................100-150

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293.  [FRANCE] Guillaume Antoine Benoît, Baron Capelle is a prefect and French politician born in Salles-Curan ( Rouergue , auj. department of Aveyron ) on 9 September 1775 and died in Montpellier ( Hérault ) on 25 October 1843. From his youth, William Capelle, from a family of magistrates, showed an enthusiastic supporter of the Revolution and, at age 15, represented the district of Millau in the federation in 1790 . Appointed lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Grenadier of the Pyrénées-Orientales, he served in that rank until 1794, was dismissed at the time as a federalist , returned to Millau, after a time traveling actor, married and became commander of the National Guard of the city. After the 18th Brumaire he was a delegate to Paris by his fellow citizens to congratulate the consular government, and with the protection of Chaptal, he managed to enter the offices of the Ministry of the Interior in the year IX . Secretary-General of the Department of Alpes-Maritimes at the end of the same year, and the department of the Stura in the eleventh year , he won the 25 February 1808 , in force approaches the position of prefect of the department of the Mediterranean (capital: Livorno ). According to the World Biography Michaud , "this new mission was not without difficulty: the prefecture bordering states with the Princess of Lucca and Piombino was extremely jealous of his authority. Capelle, endowed with large external benefits, found means to conciliate the favor of the Princess. The most perfect understanding existed between them; intimacy displeased the Emperor, who was about to dismiss the prefect happy. The Emperor merely naming prefect of Geneva in Geneva ( 30 November 1810 ). In this new position, Capelle encountered serious difficulties. The Geneva disliked and he had a lot of trouble to make their uses. At the end of 1813, Allied troops arrived before the city and forced to capitulate, even more easily than the place was left without garrison and helpless. Napoleon had him arrested and held in prison until the First Restoration , despite the advice of a commission of inquiry composed of councilors of state Lacuée , Réal and Faure . Irritated, Capelle agreed to Louis XVIII the position of prefect of the Ain ( 10 June 1814 ) and the Cross of Officer of the Legion of honor that gave him the Comte d'Artois. He went to Ghent during the Hundred Days. Returned to France in the second Restoration he became prefect of the Doubs and shortly afterwards was appointed councilor of state. In December 1815 , he brought into the trial of Marshal Ney, an extensive statement according to which the Ney told him to Lons-le-Saunier the return from Elba was a matter arranged between the generals, which would have originally been on the point of offering the crown to the Duke of Orleans, but had seen then driven by Hortense in favor of Napoleon. As State Councillor and Commissioner King Capelle was often responsible for supporting the platform the bills introduced by ministers and could, therefore, entitled to the highest jobs. Became, in 1822, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior, then prefect of Seine-et-Oise in 1828 , he entered the 19 May 1830 the Ministry Polignac, following the resignation of Chabrol Crouzol and Courvoisier. He was in charge of a Department of Public Works newly created with the mission to prepare new elections subsequent to the dissolution of the May 16, 1830. He signed the orders of Saint-Cloud on 25 July 1830 and, three days later, fled with his colleagues and managed to reach England. Arraigned before the Court of Peers, he was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment, confiscation of property and the loss of all his titles. The through Royal 1836 allowed him to return to France where he lived in retirement since. Letter Signed, 1821, 1p, approx. 7 x 9". Stain top left corner o/w VG...........100-150

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

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295. [FRANCE] 1705 French DECLARATION DY ROY, manuscript lines at top signed by Rogier des Essarts, 4pp, approx. 7 x 8-3/4". Manuscript document dated 1705 attached at rear.  VG.................100-150

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

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

298. [FRANCE] multiple lot of French autographs:  [1] Armand Carrel (1800-1836) French journalist and political writer. He had a deep admiration for the great generals of Napoleon , and his uncompromising spirit and independent views marked him as a leader. Entering the army as sub-lieutenant, he took a secret but active part in the unsuccessful Belfort Conspiracy. At the outbreak of war with Spain in 1823, Carrel, whose sympathies were with the liberal cause, resigned, and succeeded in escaping to Barcelona. He enrolled in the foreign legion and fought gallantly against his former comrades. The legion was compelled to surrender near Figueres , and Carrel was taken prisoner by his former general, Damas. There was considerable difficulty about the terms of his capitulation, and one council of war condemned Carrel to death. The sentence was not carried out, and he was soon acquitted and freed. ALS, no date, lengthy 1p., 6-3/4 x 9-1/4 in. VG.  [2] JACQUES NORMAND [b.1848] Fr. writer, poet & playwright. ALS, 1888, on both sides.  [3] REBE DE PONT-JEST [1830-1904] Fr. writer. ALS, 1878, 1p, 8vo. Fine  [4]  Henri Léon Emile Lavedan (1859-1940), French dramatist and man of letters. As a writer, 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. ANS, no date.  [5] Joseph-Marie JOUANNIN [1783-1847] Fr. writer. ALS, no date, not translated. 1-page.  [6] B. Noric - French painter. ALS, no date, written on card to M. Hubert, director of magazine Le Monde Illustre.  [7] Mlle Cécile Charlotte Furtado (1821-896) was chiefly known for her philanthropy in the areas of medicine, education, and religion. During the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, she supported the Red Cross and the ambulance services; and in 1895 she bequeathed her villa in Nice as a hospital and sanatorium for wounded and convalescent soldiers. In 1884 she founded and endowed an orphanage in the 14th Arrondissement on the street which was renamed Rue Furtado-Heine in her honour after her death, as well as similar children’s establishments in Bayone and Montrouge. She was a generous donor to the Institut Pasteur, and her commemorative bust still adorns the halls of the Institute. Mme Furtado-Heine also generously contributed to numerous Jewish charities and benevolent organisations; and financially supported the building of new synagogues in France and Belgium. Her charitable and philanthropic endeavours were recognised by the Government of France, and in 1896 she became the Officer of the Legion d’Honneur, a distinction very rare for a woman in the nineteenth century. Letter Signed, nd, 2pp.  [8] Alfred Le Roux (1815-1880) Commerce Minister. ALS, 1867, 2pp.  [9] Arthur Levasseur   (1875-1955)  French politician. ALS, 1925, 1p.  [10] Henri-Leon Camusat de Riancey  [1816-1870]  politician and writer. ALS, nd, 1p.............200-300


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

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

301. Benjamin  Altman (1840–1913) American businessman who in 1865  founded B. Altman & Co., opening a store on Third Avenue and 10th Street in NYC. In 1906, he moved the business to Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. Benjamin Altman died without heirs. Shortly before the death, he founded the Altman Foundation. Until 1985, it owned B. Altman & Co., which latter closed the last store in 1990.  Altman was an avid collector of Rembrandt paintings and china, much of which he acquired through art dealer Joseph Duveen. Upon his death, he donated the collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Signed Chemical National Bank check, 1906.  VG................75-100

302. [FILM]  Kurt Kreuger (1916-2006) was a Swiss-reared German actor.  Kreuger once was the third most requested male actor at 20th Century Fox. He starred with, among others, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Kreuger was primarily offered roles in World War II movies as a German officer,  prompting him to complain about being typecast as a Nazi.  TLS signed Kurt, no dated, sent to Jess who was a syndicted columnist.  Jess was likely Jessica Leigh who wrote about dogs. Nice letter talking mostly about German Shepard..........35-45

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303. [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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304. [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


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

306. 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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307.  [FRANCE] Charles-Henri Dambray, is a French politician and judge, born in Rouen on 9 October 1760 , died near Dieppe (Seine-Maritime) on 13 December 1829 . He was Chancellor of France and President of the House of Lords in 1814 to 1829. Fine ALS, 1819, 1p, approx. 8 x 10. ONE EDGE TEAR MIDDLE RIGHT SIDE AFFECTS NOTHING..............100-150

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308. [ART] Beatrix Sherman (1894-1975) 20th century silhouette artist. She was born in Scranton, PA, and studied art from an early age, attending Saturday classes at the Art Institute of Chicago from October 1905 until January 1906.She later went on to attend the Institute's Juvenile School in the fall of 1909. She returned to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 1912, attending classes through March 1914. Beatrix Sherman's first documented silhouettes were shown at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, and Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists held by the Art Institute of Chicago from May 7 to June 7, 1914. At the exhibition, Sherman displayed six pieces, five of which were silhouettes. Keeping a permanent studio in New York City through the 1950s, Sherman traveled extensively cutting silhouettes. Attending six World Fairs, in 25 years, she attempted to expand the traditional boundaries of the silhouette artist, doing more than simply cutting a quick and inexpensive portrait of the sitter. Her efforts to adapt her profession to changing times allowed her both greater economic and artistic freedom. Even from an early age, she had begun copyrighting silhouettes of a number of the famous people she cut. Reproductions of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover were copyrighted in 1918. Sherman continued to cut both single and larger family silhouettes into her later career. After relocating to West Palm Beach in 1957, she continued to attend social and charitable events with the goal of cutting silhouettes. Previous exhibitions and international fairs displaying her signed silhouettes of the famous allowed her access to a number of different social circles, helping her to continue pursuing her art creating collections of signed portraits. In 1961, Sherman cut the silhouette of President John F. Kennedy. The January 1, 1961 Palm Beach-Post Times article wrote 'She was admitted to his press conference Saturday morning to try her art from the sidelines while Kennedy spoke.' Kennedy was her 10th presidential silhouette. It is of interest that in the same article Sherman discusses her plans to publish a book to be titled Shadows of the Great featuring silhouettes from her collection of portraits of over 10,000 people. One of her last exhibits, at the sixth anniversary of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, displayed a number of her silhouettes, including President Kennedy's and nine other presidential portraits Sherman had cut, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt, at the Hero Land Bazaar, held in New York City in 1917. Offered here is an original silhouette of an unknown sibject, signed twice, dated 1932. She adds in her handwriting "These clever people are so human and modest." Left side approx. 3 x 4-1/4". Fine. RARE!..........100-150

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

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Original Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

310. [ART] WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL Walt Kuhn lead etching plate, title is SMALL AMAZON. Plate size is approx. 4-7/8 x 2-3/8 in. This plate still has some life in it and etchings could be pulled from it. Very seldom does an original etching plate by an important artist ever reach the open market as they usually are in institutional collections. Provenance: Kuhn Estate. It is difficult to get a good scan of this and the picture below isn't very good. He did not etch his initials or signature into the plate into the plate, which was his normal practice. I don't think he ever etched his signature into any of his plates although he sometimes would etch initials, this was seldom. This is guaranteed to be an authentic Walt Kuhn plate without a time limit to the original purchaser. We will send a letter of guarantee and provenance to the buyer. The portrait photo of Kuhn shown below IS NOT for sale. Insured shipping based on zone. In 1967 the Kennedy Galleries [NYC] held an exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints. The catalogue states that Walt Kuhn's prints are of the greatest rarity. Of certain subjects only one to six impressions exist. Others vary in number of impressions, but none exceed fifty of any subject. The catalogue also says - Walt Kuhn's position in the ranks of our foremost American painters has long been assured. What is less familiar to the general public - and indeed to many collectors and institutions - is his work in the graphic media. With the exception of a few examples shown during his lifetime, the greater portion of his prints has remained locked up and forgotten in a warehouse these many years. On the occasion of the first major exhibition of his paintings to be held in New York in several decades, it is our privilege to show the etchings and lithographs that place Walt Kuhn among the most venturesome and exciting graphic artists of the 1920s and 30s. Of the 50 etchings listed in the Kennedy exhibition 41 are in the 6 or less impressions category, with 9 known to have up to 50 impressions. WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MANY PRINTS WERE PULLED from it. Many of you already know that we own the original Walt Kuhn etching plates. ...................2000-3000

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

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312.  [FRANCE] group of French autographs:  [1] Victor Ambroise, vicomte de Lanjuinais (1802-1869) FRENCH politician, becoming a deputy in 1838. His interests lay chiefly in financial questions and in 1849 he became minister of commerce and agriculture in the cabinet of Odilon Barrot. He wrote a Notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages du comte de Lanjuinais, which was prefixed to an edition of his fathers Îuvres (4 vols., 1832). 7 LINES IN HIS HAND, SIGNED.  [2] MARIE LECONTE [1869-1947] Fr. actress. ALS, no year on both sides of black bordered card.  [3] Jean Marie Pardessus (1772-1853) French lawyer. His Traité des servitudes (1806) went through eight editions, and his Traité du contrat et des lettres de change (1809) pointed him out as fitted for the chair of commercial law recently formed at the faculty of law at Paris. ALS, no date, 1p, 6 x 7-3/4 in. VG. [4] Charles Wagner (1852-1916) French reformed pastor whose inspirational writings were influential in shaping reformed theology. ALS, 1905, 3pp., 4-1/8 x 5-1/8". VG.  [5] Aurelien Scholl (1833-1902) French author and journalist, was born in Bordeaux. He was successively editor of the Voltaire and of the Echo de Paris. He wrote largely for the theatre, and also a number of novels dealing with Parisian life. ALS, nd, 1p. Wants to sue Paul Boiteau. Moderate stain bottom corner; wrinkled.  [6] Albert Auguste Cochon de Lapparent (1839-1908) French geologist. ALS, 1890, 1p, 4-3/8 x 5-1/2".  [7] Félix Antoine Philibert Dupanloup (January 3, 1802-1878) was a French ecclesiastic. ALS, appears to be undated, 1p, 8 x 9-1/4". VG.  [8] Olivier Émile Ollivier (1825-1913) French statesman. Although a republican, he served as a cabinet minister under Emperor Napoleon III and led the process of turning his regime into a "liberal Empire". Brief ALS, no date, 1p, 4 x 5-1/4". VG.  [9] LEON BERNARD [1877-1935] Fr. actor. ALS, no year, on both sides. To Tania Fedor - "Do whatever possible for that." [10] Émile Faguet (1847-1916) French literary critic and author. Clip Signature..........200-300

313. [FRANCE] Group of approx. 54 calling cards with handritten notes on them, identified as being from eminent judges and lawyers sent to Conscillier Boissier.  Needs research.............75-100

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Original Etching

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

Ornate Victorian Marriage Certificate

315. Ornate Victorian Marriage Certificate, dated 1868, 11-1/2 x 15-3/4, A. Hoen Lithographer, Baltimore. Never used, has space for pictures of the bride & groom, spaces to be filled in including witness signatures. Ink signature of pastor written in at bottom. Printed partly in gold ink. Many possibilities. This is old and not a recent printing. VG condition. Would look great framed with old photos. Only a few light spots - really these are expected with this age. They don't detract. Actually in superb condition..........50-75

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316. [ART]  Frank Beard (1842-1905)  grew to become a widely known American illustrator, "chalk talk" artist, and cartoonist in the late 19th century.  In early 1850s, Beard was a boy of 7 or 8 years old when he first saw Yankee Notions, which he later termed "the first American comic journal," published by T.W. Strong in New York City USA. His favorite was Brother Jonathan published by Wilson & Company in New York City. He and his brothers would "spread the pages on the floor and lie on our stomachs, studying the pictures and spelling out the titles and jokes beneath them, for hours together." Beard's first published work as an illustrator may have appeared in Comic Monthly, published from 1859 to 1881. His cartoons also appeared in Judge. Beard drew both single panel cartoons and sequential art (comics). Around 1893 he began illustrating for The Ram's Horn, a non-denominational Christian periodical published during the 1890s and early 1900s by Frederick L. Chapman & Company in Chicago, Illinois USA. The magazine warned of the growing dangers of secularism in American society which were becoming more evident at that time. Eventually Beard became the magazine's principal illustrator, drawing both covers and interior illustrations. It is reported that, at some point in his career, Beard vowed to no longer do any cartoons which weren't aimed at spreading Christianity. Some of The Ram's Horn material was gathered together into a book called Fifty Great Cartoons(1899), published by the magazine for its subscribers. A full color edition of Beard's artwork, entitled One Hundred Sermon Pictures, was published in 1902.  Frank's brother was Daniel Carter Beard [1850-1941]  American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Offered here is an original ink drawing, unsigned but guaranteed to be by him, approx. 14-1/2 x 11-1/4" thick paper stock. Small corner piece missing affects nothing. VG..........200-300
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317. [STOCK CERTIFICATE]  Northern Liberties Gas Company  1854,   approx. 5 x 7.5".  Signed by company president, Joseph Reakirt.  Cut cancellations not visible in image. VG.............60-80

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318.  [STOCK CERTIFICATE] Beautifully engraved Certificate from the famous Eastern Steam Navigation Company issued in 1851. The company was chartered in 1851 the same year the certificate was issued. This item is hand signed by the company's Secretary and is over 160 years old. The certificate is embossed with the corporate seal and show an image if the famous Great Eastern Ship. Approx. 8-1/4 x 6".  The Eastern Company was formed in January 1851 with the plan of exploiting the increase in trade and emigration to India, China and Australia. To make this plan viable they needed a subsidy in the form of a mail contract from the British General Post Office, which they tendered for and Brunel started the construction of two vessels, the Victoria and the Adelaide. However, in March 1852 the Government awarded the contracts to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, even though the Eastern Company's tender was lower. This left them in the position of having a company without a purpose.  Rare!....................200-300

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319. [STOCK CERTIFICATE] Oriental Inland Steam Company - England 1858. Beautiful certificate from the Oriental Inland Steam Company issued in 1860. This historic document was printed by C.A.Doubble and has an ornate border around it. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 155 years old. Approx. 9 x 6-1/4". VG................200-300

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320. [STOCK CERTIFICATE] Australian Royal Mail Steam Navigation Co, stock certificate for one share, 1852, approx. 9-1/4 x 7". VG..............200-300

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321. [STOCK CERTIFICATE] Panama Canal Stock dated 1880 -  Ferdinand de Lesseps. Beautifully engraved Stock certificate from the Bankrupt Canal Interoceanique de Panama Company issued in 1880. This historic certificate has wonderful engravings on the document including two maidens, one from North America and one from South America, touching hands with a ship going through the proposed canal. This is an excellent piece that has dividend coupons attach to the side.  The signature of De Lesseps is facsimilie, as is customary. Approx. 7 x 7".............150-200

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322.  [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

323. [MUSIC] EUBIE BLAKE [1887-1983] American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. SIGNED 3X5 CARD..........40-60


324. [MUSIC] Noel Paul Stookey (b. 1937) singer-songwriter best known as "Paul" in the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. ANS, no date, accompanied by unsigned music sheet "PUFF"..........40-60

325. [MUSIC] David Devriès (1881-1936) French operatic lyric tenor noted for his light, heady tone, and polished phrasing. He performed alongside Mary Garden, Luisa Tetrazzini and Dame Nellie Melba. He also gave the world premiere of Boulanger's song cycle Clairières dans le Ciel, which Boulanger claimed was inspired by his voice. In 1909-10 Devriès took part in the final season of Oscar Hammerstein I's Manhattan Opera Company, singing a range of French opera, including Pelléas et Mélisande, which he also performed in 1910 at Covent Garden. He created the role of Paco in de Falla's La vie breve. ALS, 1913, written on both sides of correspondence card, 6-1/4 x 4-1/4", with envelope. To Madame Armand. Speaks about Maitre Mari who said that tenors forget easily [they are "oublieux]................75-100

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326. [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

327. [MUSIC] George Benjamin [b. 1960] British composer of classical music, pianist and conductor. He then read music at King's College, Cambridge, studying under Alexander Goehr, and emerged in his early twenties as a mature and confident voice. His orchestral piece Ringed by the Flat Horizon (written for the Cambridge University Musical Society and premiered in Cambridge under the baton of Mark Elder on 5 March 1980) was performed at The Proms that August, while he was still a student, making him the youngest living composer ever to have had music performed at the Proms. As a conductor he regularly appears with some of the world's leading ensembles and orchestras, amongst them the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, the Cleveland and Concertgebouw orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. In 1999 he made his operatic debut conducting Pelléas et Mélisande at la Monnaie, Brussels and he has conducted numerous world premieres, important works by Wolfgang Rihm, Unsuk Chin, Grisey and Ligeti. AMQS, inscribed, from his "A Mind of Winter. 6x4. VG............50-75

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328. [MUSIC] Pete Best (b.1941) British musician, best known as the original drummer in The Beatles. SIGNED 10x8 photo showing him with his group "The Peter Best Band". VG......75-100

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329. [MUSIC] Melissa Manchester (b. 1951) American singer-songwriter. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph. VG..........25-35

330. [MUSIC] John Mellencamp (b. 1951) iAmerican rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG...........25-35

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331. [MUSIC] David Lee Shire (b. 1937) American songwriter and the composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. The soundtrack to the movie The Taking of Pelham 123 and parts of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack such as Night on Disco Mountain, an adaptation of Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, are some of his best known works. His other work includes the score of the 1985 film, Return to Oz, the "sequel-in-part" of The Wizard of Oz (1939 film). AMQS, inscribed from his celebrated song "It Goes Like It Goes." Approx. 10-1/2 x 4-3/4". Two mail fold lines o/w VG..........75-100

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332. [MUSIC] Gloria Coates (b. 1938) American composer who has moved to, and has subsequently been living in Munich, Germany since 1969. She studied with Alexander Tcherepnin, Otto Luening, and Jack Beeson. In 1964 she wrote Interlude for Organ. AMQS, inscribed, dated 2000, on 6x4 white card. Fine.........40-60

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333. [MUSIC] Robert Baksa (b. 1938) one of America's most prolific composers. AMQS, from his "Quintet for Oboe and Strings." Written on 6x4 card. VG..........40-60

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

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

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336. [ART] Portrait of George Washington - original engraving/etching/aquatint by T. Johnson, plate signed & dated 1903 in the plate. This, of course, was done after Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait. Image 11-1/2 x 9-3/4" plus wide margins.  VG. Too large for scanner's window but you can see most of it in scan below............100-150

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

338. [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

339. [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

340. [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


341.  Mary Hemingway (1908-1986)  American journalist and the fourth wife (and widow) of Ernest Hemingway.  Brief ALS, 1970, sending autograph........35-45

342.   [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


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

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

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345. [PORTRAIT] original 18th century mezzotint engraving by Richard Houston (1721?–1775) the  Irish mezzotint engraver, whose career was mostly in London. Born in Dublin about 1721, he became a pupil of John Brooks, who was also the master of James McArdell and Charles Spooner. He came to London about 1747, and some of his early plates bear the address "near Drummond's at Charing Cross".  In debt to Robert Sayer the print-seller, he was arrested and confined to the Fleet prison; according to Sayer this in order that he might know where to find the dissipated Houston. He was released in 1760, on the accession of George III. As a free agent he was commissioned by Carington Bowles.  Offered here ia a rare portrait of John Calvin the French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Print has been cropped and laid to larger sheet.  mezzotint is the rarest of all print mediums - almost a lost art today.  A high level of quality and richness in the mezzotint print can be achieved. The mezzotint printmaking method was invented by the German amateur artist Ludwig von Siegen (1609–c 1680). His earliest mezzotint print dates to 1642 and is a portrait of Amelia Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). VG..........150-200

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




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




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

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

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

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Old Master Etching
351. (OLD MASTER) JAN VAN TROYEN - Brussels ( flourished 1650-1660) b. Antwerp. Etching pulled from the original plate, 8 x 11-3/4 in. plus margins. On old laid paper. Difficult to date but circa 200-300 years old. Etching most probably from D. Teniers' "Theatre des Peintures"-1660,  published in Amsterdam in 1755. Old mounting remains on back affect nothing.  The image area is in very good condition........100-150

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352. [FRANCE] MYSTERY DOCUMENT on paper dated 1792. Signed, 1p, approx. 10 x 7.5". Lightly toned along right edge............80-120

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353. [FRANCE] Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was the first President of the French Republic and, as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. Elected President by popular vote in 1848, he initiated a coup d'état in 1851, before ascending the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation. He ruled as Emperor of the French until 4 September 1870. He holds the distinction of being both the first titular president and the last monarch of France. Offered here is an excellent document “Officers Degree of the French Legion of Honour, Paris, Palais des Tuileries, 25 June 1864. Signed "Napoleon“ - SIGNATURE IS STAMP PRINTED [not authentic] . Vellum, 17-1/4 x 13-1/2 inch,  hand-colored vignette, folded, some stains along left edge are not bad, otherwise very good condition. Officer degree to Armand Durantin  (1818-1892) who was a French playwright and novelist. Countersigned  [also stamped signature] by Auguste Charles Joseph de Flahaut (1785-1870) -  French general and statesman. He was the lover of Napoleon I's stepdaughter, Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland, by whom he had an illegitimate son, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph Demorny, known later as the Duc de Morny. The Legion of Honour, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France. We have seen other examples of Legion of Honour documents and they are almost always offered as having authentic Napoleon signatures but they do not. They are exactly like the example offered here - printed signatures...............200-300

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354. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 9 x 6-1/2" plus margins. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........100-150

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

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356.   [OLD MASTER ART]  Leonhard Heckenauer  (1650-1704) Dutch engraver. Original engraving from the late 1600s, plate signed, image approx. 8 x 12 plus margins.  Only a few minor faults.  Printed text on verso..........100-150

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The following multiple lots offered for those who enjoying research.

357. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Jacques Tarride (1903-1994); Antoine de Levis Mirepoix (1884-1981); Olivier-Aleandre Barbier (1806-1882); plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150

358. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Fernand Divoire (1885-1951); Albert-Edouard Portalis (1845-1918); Albert Bataille (1856-1899); plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150

359. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Paul Margueritte (1860-1918); Kucien Descaves (1861-1949); Etienne Casimir Hippolyte Cordellier-Delanoue (1806-1854); plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150

360. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Emmanuel des Essarts (1839-1909); Henri Bernstein (1876-1953); Bertrand-Theobald-Joseph Lacrosse (1796-1865); plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150


A Secret Society

361. ORIGINAL COLOR DRAWING - on 5 X 3 card. Sent to fulfill THE SECRET PAL ("Peanut Pal") tradition practiced in some women's organizations. We believe, Gertrude Marcia May [Warren] White, always known as Trude was the artist. The recipient was Phyllis Beals. Possibly from the Warwick, RI area. Apparently, this was sort of a game played by women in which they drew names and then in secret would do little things, or send items such as this, to another woman. In the beginning the receiver would not know who was doing the favors. Little by little the doer would begin to leave hints and eventually the receiver would know who the doer was. It was not uncommon for this to take place over a year's time or so. CIRCA 1938. Fine condition..........40-60

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362. [PORTRAIT] King William 4th (1765-1837) King of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Antique original engraved portrait. Approx. 2-3/4 x 2-1/4" plus wide margins. VG..........25-35

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[ART] John Kay (1742- 1826) Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith, where his father was a mason. At thirteen he was apprenticed to a barber, whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh , where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Square. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, and publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. Kay's portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes (Edinburgh, 2 vols. 4to, 1838; 8vo ed., 4 vols., 1842; new 4to ed., with additional plates, 2 vols., 1877), forming a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Original etching, image size approx. 3 x 2" plus clean margins. VG...........50-75 

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364. [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.............75-100

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Portrait of Lee

Original Portrait of James Kent

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

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

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

[MILITARY] John C. Turner - 1st Lt., Post Adjutant [Indianapolis, Ind.]. Document Signed, Head Quarters, Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 7, 1866, 1p. To Capt. William Badger, 9th Regt. The 9th Regiment was US Colored Troops. Badger is interesting because he served with Gen. George A. Custer at Fort Abraham Lincoln in The Dakota Territory in 1875. Badger [b. 1826) was the son of New Hampshire Governor William Badge. VG. The scan below of photo of Custer's 7th Cavalry at Fort Abraham Lincoln pictures Badger in back row 3rd from left..........100-150

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370. [ART] Original antique wood-engraving - SCENES IN ST. LOUIS, from Picturesque America, image approx. 10 x 7 plus margins. printed text on verso as usual. VG.........40-60

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371. (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

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

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Portrait of Col. Phipps

Original Cruikshank Etching

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

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374. Large original etching, portrait of Abraham Lincoln, unsigned, artist is James S. King [1852-1925] who specialized in portraits, image approx. 18 x 14 in. plus margins. The image and the area surrounding the image, the portion that would show after being matted & framed, is very good. There are numerous faults along edges that will not show. Striking image. James S. King was born in New York City in 1852 and studied at the Art Student's League, National Academy of Design, Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Paris with Gerome and Bonnat. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club and the Allied Artists of America. King was active in exhibiting at the Parrish Art Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Boston Art Club; National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago; the Corcoran Gallery; and the Society of Independent Artists.............300-400

Lincoln 1

Lincoln - full view

375. [ART] Andre Carroy  (1910-1975) French artist. Signed original ink drawing, dated 1951, approx. 2-3/4 x 5". Mounted. Also signed & insecribed to a NY collector on the verso. VG.............80-120

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376. [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 

377. [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

Signed By Two Prominent Vermonters

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

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Back side - Enos

379. [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

380. [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


381.  [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


382. 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

383. [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

Larue - front side

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384 [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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385. [SCIENCE] Joseph G.C. Cottier (1874-1897) Cottier was a graduate student in Columbia during the academic years 1895-7. The exceptionally rapid progress he made justified the expectation that he would soon become an original investigator of the first order in the domains of mathematical physics. Joseph Germains Charles Cottier was born in Jersey City, N. J., May 29, 1874. He was graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, with the degree of mechanical engineer in 1894. During the following year he was employed in engineering work, partly by the East River Gas Company of New York and partly by the Blake Pump Company. Although successful in this work, it proved of little interest to him, and he resolved to turn his attention to studies which would lead him to an academic career. Accordingly he applied for and was awarded a scholarship in Columbia University, and he entered the School of Pure Science in the autumn of 1895. He chose mechanics as his major subject and mathematics and education as minors. At the end of the academic year 1895-6 he was appointed fellow in mechanics and received the degree of A.M. Continuing his studies with marked proficiency, he was reappointed Fellow in Mechanics at the close of the year 1896—7, and he expected to complete the work required for the doctorate degree during the present academic year. He had made a special study of the science of hydromechanics. He had read and mastered nearly all of the extensive and profoundly difficult literature of this science, which has occupied the attention of the most eminent mechanicians during the past two centuries. He had already begun to produce original work in this field; and on departing in July last for Europe he left for publication papers on the equations of hydrodynamics in a form suitable for application to problems connected with the movements of the earth's atmosphere, and on the expression of the general equations of hydrodynamics in terms of curvilinear coordinates. The first of these papers has been published in vol. xxv of the Monthly Weather Review of the United States Weather Bureau, and the second will be published in the Mathematical Review.
Personally Mr. Cottier was an exceedingly unassuming man, and modest almost to shyness with respect to his own attainments. Because of these characteristics, and by reason of incessant occupation with his studies, few of his associates, and few even of his instructors, came to know him intimately. The few to whom he became well known, however, held him in highest esteem, as well for his singularly gentle and courteous manliness as for the penetrating clearness and strength of his intellectual capacity. It is fitting in this connection to state that Mr. Cottier's parents have given his collection of treatises and papers on the mathematico-physical sciences to the library of the Department of Mechanics. They have thus founded a permanent memorial of their son's devotion to science, and have at the same time shown his and their appreciation of the fellowship honors which Columbia had twice bestowed upon him. [written by Prof. Robert S. Woodward in 1897].  Offered here is one of Cottier's original manuscripts [typed & manuscript], titled and signed on verso, 20 pages, 8 x 13".  Soiled. The title:  "The Expression Of The General Equations Of Hydrodynamics In Terms Of Curvilinear Coondinates."  From the personal papers of 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.......500-750


386. [FRANCE] Joachim-Mamert-Francois de Conzie  (1736-1795) Archbishop of Tours 1775-1795. Signed document, if dated we do not see it, 1p, approx. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4". Embossed seal at bottom. VG...............100-150
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387.  [FOOTBALL] a cover postmarked 1962 signed by 7 members of the Detroit Lions team: Roger Brown {b. 1937], Danny Lewis [b. 1936], Dick "Night Train" Lane [1927-2002] HOF'er, voted best cornerback of first 50 years of pro football; Jim Weatherall [1929-1992], Max Messner, Dave Lloyd [b. 1936], and Todd Grant............75-100

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

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

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

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Uncle of Abraham Lincoln
392. [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

393.  [MUSIC] Joan Baez [b. 1941] American folk folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice. Signed 8x10 photo. Accompanied by an ALS. 1997, 1p, from Joan Baez Sr., her mother. Both VG..........75-100

Photo of Baez

Mother's letter

Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) English poet and journalist. ALS, 1895, to John. Hopes to be able to see him upon his return. Second page laid to mount............50-75

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

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

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

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


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

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400. [ENGLAND] Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894) known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1828. Mounted..........25-35

401. [ART] Lord Tennyson - original etching, portrait by A.G. Learned of Tenneyson, done on vellum, plate mark size approx. 11 x 8" plus wide margins. Because this was done on vellum there are expected soft wrinkling o/w VG. Signed in pencil by the artost, A.G. Learned.................100-150

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

Potter watercolor

Old Master Etching

404. [OLD MASTER ART] Peter van LISEBETIUS  (flourished 1660) Dutch Old Master. Original etching, image approx. 6-1/2 x 8-3/4 in. plate mark plus margins. Very good condition. Old hinge remains top verso affect nothing. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. His prints are in many other museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which has three, and the British Museum...........100-150

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404. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 6-1/4 x 9" with thin margins laid to old sheet. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........100-150

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405. [ART] Stefano Mahiore - Old Master. Original engraving that dates to c. 1650-1700. Based on a similar engraving by Magiore in the British Miuseum, this print  appears to be "After one of the three lunette frescoes in an exterior entrance portico. The painting is Spear 15.ii. Spear cites two plates by the unknown Magiore after two of the frescoes. The signature might imply that he was a Spaniard. "  Image area is approx. 9 x 13-1/2 with thin-thread margins. Toned, minor wrinkles, shrink-wrapped..............125-175

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Original Cruikshank Etching

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

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407. (ART) SOL WILSON (1896-1974) Studied with Geo. bellows & Robert Henri. Exhibited: National Academy; Library of Congress; Univ. of Iowa; American Red Cross [1942 prize]. Collections: Brooklyn Museum; American red cross; Lib. of Congress, etc. This is a [plate signed] original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS done sometime during the 1950s. Noted artists draw directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 8-3/4 x 12"..........50-75

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Old Master Etching
408. (OLD MASTER) JAN VAN TROYEN - Brussels ( flourished 1650-1660) b. Antwerp. Etching pulled from the original plate, 6.5 x 9 in. plus margins. On old laid paper. Difficult to date but circa 200-300 years old. Etching most probably from D. Teniers' "Theatre des Peintures"-1660,  published in Amsterdam in 1755. Old mounting remains on back affect nothing.  The image area is in very good condition........100-150

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409. [RHODE ISLAND NEWSPAPER] BLACK HISTORY - The Woonsocket Patriot, May 6, 1870, 4 pp. Article concerning the 15th Amendment and the affect it would have on Northern States voting.........25-35

410. [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

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

412. [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

413. [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

414. [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

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

415. [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

416. (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

Prisoner at Libby Prison

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

418.  [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

419. [VIEW] ORIGINAL 1854 engraving of New Orleans, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4" plus margins. VG.........40-60

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Rare Original Etching Plate

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

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

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422. [COLONIAL NEW HAMPSHIRE] Col. Joseph Whipple [1737/38 - 1816] brother and business partner with William Whipple [Signer of Declaration of Indep. from NH] in a wide ranging import-export business before the war. He later pioneered in the interior of New Hampshire and became a landowner with an exceedingly large estate. He was an early and major benefactor of Darthmouth College. Not only was he a colonel in the N.H. militia, he served in the legislature along side William after William left the Continental Congress. He was named collector of customs at Portsmouth by President Geo. Washington and later by President Thomas Jefferson who he named a town after. Like his two brothers did not have any children. He lived into his 80s and was a major influence in the state until his dying day. Autograph Document Signed, c. 1782, 4-pages, 6 x 7.5". Headed: List of Rights of Land in the Township of Britton Woods owned by J. Whipple. He lists by name 59 persons. Superb condition..........120-180

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Page 2 & 3
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423. [STOCK CERTIFICATES] group of 10 stock certificates for COMPAGNIE FERMIERE DE LUCHON, all 1925, approx. 7-1/2 x 12-1/4". VG.

Farmer Company Luchon
Country: France
Date: 1925
Genre: Action de 500 Francs
Issue: 3000 action

Activity: Cures
State: UNC (Uncirculed) new document had almost never circulated. No folds, trace or task.
Description section - Title from the Farmer Company Luchon, dating from 1925 whose action was worth 500 francs.
Companies registered capital of 1.5 million francs.
Headquarters: Bagneres-de-Luchon. Established in 1924. Hotel operations and Royal Majestic Bagneres-de-Luchon

All of these have these coupons still attached. They all look alike. Fine condition..............150-200

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OLD MASTER van HOY [1631-1679]

424. [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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425.  [FILM]  Nina Foch  (1924-2008)  Dutch-born American actress and leading lady in many 1940s and 1950s films. Signed  & inscribed 7-1/2 x 9-1/4" photo. VG..........25-35

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Old Master Etching
426. [OLD MASTER] THEODOR VAN KESSEL [1620-1693] Old Master. Original etching, signed in the plate. Examples of his etchings are in the San Francisco Art Museum. Image approx. 8.25 x 12 in. plus margins. Image area in very good condition. Mounting remains top edge on back. When matted and framed properly no faults will be visible.............100-150

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427. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 6 x 9" with very good clean margins. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........100-150

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428. [MEDICINE] William  DeVries (b. 1943)  American cardiothoracic surgeon, mainly known for the first transplant of a TAH (total artificial heart) using the Jarvik-7 model.  Signed 4-3/4 x 7". VG..............25-35

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

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

Uncle of Abraham Lincoln
431. [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

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

433. [VERMONT] Elijah Paine (1757-842)  United States Senator from Vermont, serving as a Federalist from 1795 to 1801, and thereafter a long-serving United States federal judge.  SLS, Williamstown, 1842, 1p, approx. 8 x 9.5".  Fairly long letter.  Address leaf addressed to postmaster at Rutland, VT. No postal markings - he writes Free upper right cornor.............40-60

434. CONNECTICUT REVOLUTIONARY WAR PROMISSORY NOTE, CO-SIGNED BY: HEZEKIAH ROGERS, WILLIAM MOSELEY & FENN WADSWORTH - promissory note for 60 pounds signed by Rogers and Moseley in 1781. Connecticut issued notes like these for loans that financed the Revolutionary War. Signed "Hez Rogers" (vertically) and "William Moseley". 1 page, 7-3/4 X 4-3/4". Connecticut Pay Table Office, (Hartford, Connecticut), AUGUST 9, 1781. Issued in the name of John Lawrence, State Treasurer. Fenn WADSWORTH (1750 or 1751-1785, born in Farmington, Connecticut) was a brigade major to General James Wadsworth from 1776 to 1779. He fought in many battles during that time, but his failing health forced him to leave active service. He stayed in Connecticut's government, however, and was a member of the state's Pay-Table, which was responsible for military expenditures during the Revolutionary War. WILLIAM MOSELEY(1755-1824) later served in the Connecticut state senate (1822-1824). Financing the Revolution laid a heavy burden upon each colony, especially those that balked at levying taxes. In order to meet immediate needs, such as wages, the colonies relied upon wealthy revolutionists, foreign loans, and taxes and gifts from abroad. Connecticut issued promissory notes such as this. Issuing paper money was only a temporary solution, and worthless without specie or gold and silver backing. The U.S. would establish its standard monetary system in 1791. Hezekiah Rogers ( aide de camp to General Jedidiah Huntington. AS YOU CAN SEE IN SCAN THE LEFT SIDE IS TATTERED............80-120

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Extraordinary Letter About Hans Hofmann

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

436. 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, 8 x 6-1/4", Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY, 15 July 1809.  A summons to the sheriff for John A. Stevenson to appear before the Hardin County Court, to answer John Johnston about a debt. VG......100-150

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437. [ART] Original Portrait Etching RUFUS CHOATE - Original etching [not steel-engraving; not photo-mechanically reproduced], image 13.75 x 10.75 in. plus wide margins. Overall size is 21 x 16 in. Good quality laid paper. Copyright & Published 1895, by Chas. Barmore, 280 Broadway, NY. Signature below image is engraved. Artist not known. Condition is very good. CHOATE, Rufus, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Essex, Mass., on October 1, 1799; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Danvers, Mass., in 1823; member, State house of representatives 1825; member, State senate 1826; moved to Salem in 1828; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, to June 30, 1834, when he resigned; moved to Boston in 1834; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster and served from February 23, 1841, to March 3, 1845; retired from political life to devote his time to law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; attorney general of Massachusetts in 1853; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 13, 1859. VG...........100-150

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Large, Fine Old Master Engraving

438. [ART] Giovanni Domknico Picchianti  -   Italian designer and engraver.  He was born in  Florence, Italy,  about 1670. He was instructed in the rudiments of drawing by  Foggini, and afterwards learned engraving. Picchianti, with Loreuzini, Mogalli, and other artists, was employed in engraving a set of plates from pictures in I lie Florentine Gallery. He died c. 1710. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts,  Harvard’s Art Museum, and others have examples of his prints in their permanent collections. Offered hjere is a large and important engraving by Picchianti, the image approx. 15-1/4 x 18-1/2" [plate marks], paper size about 18 x 28". Executed in heavy stock laid paper. Dates to c. early 18th century. Large side margins; smaller top margin; a little larger bottom margin. There is a small whole in left margin [shows in scan below], well away from image and will not show when matted and framed properly. There are 2 edge tears top margin one comes just up to plate mark but neither are obtrusive. In terms of importance for this artist's prints, a rare offering.............600-800

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439. [ART] HENRI ALEXANDRE SAFFREY     (French - born 1800; active 1870-1881) French artist. Henri Alexandre Saffrey was born in Montvilliers, and educated in Le Havre. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1870-1881. Saffrey is best-known as an etcher, especially of views of Paris and its environs. He was a member of the Société des Aquafortists, and his etchings were published by Cadart.   Saffrey was also a contributor to the journal Paris à l'eau-forte. There are a number of etchings by Saffrey in the collection of the V&A in London. Original etching, plate size approx. 8 x 5" plus margins. VG.........250-350

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440. [FILM] Bob Hope (1903-2003)  English-born American comedian, actor, singer, dancer, author, who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio.  Signed 5x7 photo. VG.............50-75