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From the Reign of King Louis XIII

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

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

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3. [ART] P(eter) MORAN [1841-1914] A painter of landscapes, especially scenes with cattle, and etcher, Peter Moran was was the youngest member of the well-known family of American artists to venture from Philadelphia to the American West. His brothers were painters Edward Moran and Thomas Moran. Cabinet portrait photograph of Moran signed on the verso "Very Truly Yours P. Moran." Light staining but in very good condition.........150-200

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

 

5. [OPERA] Frederica von Stade (b.1945), American mezzo-soprano. She made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1970 and in 1971 appeared as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at the Santa Fe Opera. "It was two of the newcomers who left the audience dazzled: Frederica von Stade as Cherubino and Kiri Te Kanawa as the Countess. Everyone knew at once that these were brilliant finds. History has confirmed that first impression. SIGNED & INSCRIBED 10 x 8 photo. VG............25-35

 

Confederate Officer at Ft. Sumter

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

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

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Document Signed by Two Prominent New Yorkers

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

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9. [NEW YORK] NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN - SIGNED 1966 FDC honoring Humane Treatment of Animals. Signed by thirteen New York Congressmen of the 1960's including: T.R. Kupferman, B.B. Canable, Frank Horton, Alexander Pirnie, S.S. Stratton, R. D. McCarthy, Ogden Reid, A.J. Multer, R.L. Ottinger, H.P. Smith, C E. Goodell, Seymour Halpern and T.J. Dulski. Nice clean cover.......80-120

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

 

11. [ART] Frank P. W. "Chip" Bellew [1862-1894] was son of the famous cartoonist Frank Bellew which made it natural that he would become a "chip off the block" and follow the career of cartooning. Even while both were still alive they were mixed up in the newspaper columns. "Chip" illustrated numerous books and contributed cartoons to Puck and Life in the days of the Gibson Girl. "Chip" died in 1894. His speciality was drawing canines and both these samples are from July 1886. The masthead on The NY Comic Weekly is in a different style and looks to be signed on the train J. Sharp. Original ink drawing, signed Chip. Approx. 9-3/4 x 8-1/2" Top right corner missing; some staining in upper right side..........100-150

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

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

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Large Original Portrait

14. James Burrill Angell (1829-1916) American educator, academic and diplomat. He is best known for being the longest-serving president of the University of Michigan (1871-1909). Under his leadership Michigan gained prominence as an elite public university. Today, he is often cited for providing the vision of Michigan as a university that should provide "an uncommon education for the common man." Angell was a graduate of and professor of languages at Brown University, editor of The Providence Journal (1860&endash;1866), president of the University of Vermont (1866&endash;1871). He served as U.S. Minister to China (1880&endash;1881) and to Turkey (1897&endash;1898). Original artist signed lithograph portrait of Angell, who has also signed in pencil. Image area approx. 16 x 11" plus wide margins. In very good condition and quite special because of the subject's signing.............200-300

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

 

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

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

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Important French Sculptor

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

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Year X - The Death Penalty

19. [FRANCE] BULLETIN DES LOIS DE LA REPUBLIQUE, 1801, 10-pages, approx. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". Pages numbered 65-80 [complete in itself], and on last page appears Death Penalty. Signed in print by BONAPARTE and Abrial [Minister of Justice]. Seal of Justice also on last page. We are told that these were sold in the post offices. Superb condition........80-120

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Reign of Terror

20. [FRANCE] DECRET dated Jan. 26, 1793, only five days after King Louis XVI was guillotined. 2-pages, 7.5 x 10", signed in ink. This concerns Wealth of the Emigres [noble people who fled the Revolution, mostly to England]. Superb condition........80-120

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21. [RELIGION] Hugues-Robert-Jean-Charles de la Tour d'Auvergne-Lauraquais [1768-1851] CARDINAL. ALS, 1815, 1p, approx. 8-1/4 x 9-3/4. Identified as "Cardinal - Kings of Bishops." Needs further research. VG............75-100

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

 

Drawing By Albert Sterner

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

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

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

 

The Birth Of Israel

26. Dr. Jorge García-Granados (1900&endash;1961) was a diplomat from Guatemala educated at the Sorbonne in Paris. A direct descendant of Miguel García Granados, the leader and philosopher of the liberal revolution in the 19th century, Granados was the ambassador of his country to the United Nations and a member of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). Granados cast the very first vote for the creation of the state of Israel and Guatemala became the first country to recognize Israel after the votes were tallied. At the time of the vote on the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine Granados organized a lobby of South American countries to support the partition plan. In 1956, Guatemala became the first country to open an embassy in Jerusalem, with Granados appointed as the first ambassador. The Israeli cities of Jerusalem and Ramat-Gan named streets to honor Granados. Granados wrote about his experience serving on the UNSCOP in his book, The Birth of Israel: The Drama as I Saw It . In the book, Granados describes his youth, his time in political exile from Guatemala during the reign of military dictatorships, the achievements of the Zionist movement during the British mandate on Palestine and the events surrounding the creation of Israel. Offered here is a signed copy of his book "The Birth of Israel, 2nd printing, 1949, in chipped dust jacket. On the front flyleaf he has written an inscription to Mildred Himmelman [artist]. This page is toned. Included is a slip from the Milwaukee District Zionist Organization of America, that this book had been presented to Alex Himmelman. "In recognition of extraordinary effort during the 1948 conservation endeavor." This slip is signed by Morton Wax, Chairman Conservation Committee.............150-250

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

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28. [AMERICAN NAVAL] Thomas Henry Looker (1839-1910) Naval Paymaster General, Commodore. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His grandfather was Othniel Looker, who served as governor of Ohio from March 24, 1814, to December 8, 1814.  Thomas Henry Looker attended the U.S. Naval Academy and joined the Navy as midshipman on November 6, 1846.  He served in the Mexican War and the Civil War.  He was appointed purser, U.S.N. on August 31, 1853.  After the Civil War he served as Fleet Paymaster, South Pacific Squadron, United States Navy.  Aboard the U.S. Flag Ship "Powhatan," Looker sailed around Cape Horn and up to Panama.  He was promoted to Pay Director on March 3, 1871.  From 1877 to 1878 he was assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.  He was appointed Paymaster General, U.S.N. in March of 1890, but had to resign in May of that year due to ill health.  He retired in 1891 with the rank of Commodore.  On May 19, 1857, Thomas Henry Looker married Lucilia S. Brigham, who was born in March, 1832 to Matthias and Caroline Crossman Brigham.  Thomas and Lucilia had six children:  Henry (Harry) Brigham, Bertie (died in infancy), Edward F., William R., Bertha H., and Reginald D.  The members of the Looker family were strong supporters of President Hayes, Thomas H. Looker having been an acquaintance from before Hayes was elected President.  Thomas and Lucilia Looker were guests of President Hayes at the White House on several occasions.  ALS, 1878, 8 full pages written to his wife. A long letter from a pious father - sort of delirious prayer - asking for devine protection for his son, Harry who is at West Point and is having difficulties. Includes envelope. Includes ALS, 1878, 1p, from their son Harry who is at West Point. To his mother. Envelope - stamp removed............80-120

 

Short Snorter

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

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

 

31. [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

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32. [THEATRE & FILM] Wilton Lackaye (1862-1932) American stage and film actor. He created the role of Svengali in the play Trilby in 1895 which he played on screen in 1915 opposite Clara Kimball Young. He enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished stage career before entering silent films in middle age. He was a unique and distinctive looking actor with large round eyes particularly effective when playing the control-freak Svengali. ALS, 1920, 2pp, concerning his acting and a possible speaking invitation. Beginning to separate at fold line o/w VG. Envelope is present. On The Lambs 130 West 44th Street New York letterhead........35-45

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Guillotined During Reign of Terror

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

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

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35. [ART] Gali Mathias [Patrick Heinrich] French artist born in 1942. Original signed drawing done in pencil, dated 1963, approx. 12 x 8-1/4". VG............50-75

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36. [FRANCE] Jean Antoine Injalbert (1845-1933) was a much-decorated French sculptor, born at Béziers. The son of a stonemason, Injalbert was a pupil of Augustin-Alexandre Dumont and won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1874. At the Exposition Universelle of 1889 he won the Grand Prix, and in 1900 was a member of the jury. On the day of the inauguration of the Pont Mirabeau in Paris, Injalbert was made an officer of the Légion d'honneur. In 1905 he was made a member of the Institut de France, and in 1910 promoted to Commander of the Légion d'honneur. His work shows powerful imagination and strong personality, as well as great knowledge. From about 1915 onwards he became influential as a teacher, at the Académie Colarossi and as chief instructor at the École des Beaux Arts. Among his many students were Alfred Janniot, Fernand Guignier, Gleb W. Derujinsky and the American sculptor Edward McCartan. Most of his work is in Museum Fayet in Béziers, and the Antonine Villa, where he had his workshop. ALS, NO DATE, 1P, 4-1/2 X 3-1/2". Mounting traces on verso o/w VG.........50-75

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37. [MAINE] George Evans (1797-1867) American politician from the state of Maine. He was a member of the Whig Party. In 1829, he was elected to a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Maine in a special election called after Peleg Sprague resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate. Evans served in the House from 1829 to 1841. He served as chairman of the committee on expenditures of the department of the treasury from 1829 to 1831. In 1841, Evans resigned from the House to take a seat in the United States Senate from Maine. He served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Manufactures from 1841 to 1843, chairman of the Committee on Finance from 1841 to 1845 and chairman of the committee on territories from 1845 to 1847. Evans served in the Senate until 1847 when he was defeated in an attempt to be reelected to a second term. Evans then practiced law in Portland, Maine and continued to be involved in politics. He served as chairman of a commission to ascertain claims against Mexico from 1849 to 1850, and served as attorney general of Maine during the 1850s. Folded stampless letter with his Free Frank signature on address leaf. Dated Sept. 28, 1843, Gardiner, Maine, to Elwood Evans, telling him at what time a letter mailed to Newcastle, by way of Damriscotta Mills, would take, being shipped from Augusta. And that it would take several days. Accompanied with a antique engraved portrait of Evans as a US senator. He was a senator at this time...........50-75

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38. [ART] Samuel Johnson Woolf [1880-1948] American graphic artist, illustrator, and journalist. He developed a reputation as a portraitist, primarily drawing celebrities for Collier's. Brief ALS, no date, 1p. "My Dear Sir, Your name was given me as a model. Will you kindly call at your earliest convenience to let me see if you are the type I need." Mail fold creases...........50-75

 

39. [ART] Brice Marden [b. 1938] American artist of great importance. One of Marden's paintings sold for nearly $3 million at Christie's in May 2006 already. Marden's Cold Mountain I (Path) (1988&endash;89), managed to almost double his auction record from May 2008 when it sold at Sotheby's for $9,602,500 on an $10&endash;15 million estimate. Signed card with sentiment "Art is Long." Fine. You seldom see his autograph............70-90

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Dominant Figure in Maine Industry

40. [MAINE] Hugh Joseph Chisholm (1847-1912) Canadian industrialist who later became a citizen of the United States. He was born in Chippawa, Ontario, to parents of Scottish ancestry. His early years as an entrepreneur in the news distribution business provided a foundation for his later accomplishments in the pulp and paper industry. His founding and leadership of pulp and paper, fibre-ware, and light and power companies as well as banks and railways made him a dominant figure in Maine industry. His legacy went beyond his reputation as a capitalist, however; he created the first forest management program for International Paper Company and developed a planned community for the workers in his mills which was a model for the nation. Chisholm, with George N. Fletcher of Detroit and Charles D. Brown of Boston, acquired considerable land around Pennacook Falls on the Androscoggin River in Maine, where they planned the town of Rumford Falls. It grew up around the mills very much in accord with their plans. Chisholm had a particular interest in providing comfortable housing for the many mill workers who were attracted by employment from Europe , Canada, and other parts of the United States, and to that end researched mill housing initiatives at that time. He was aware of the slums and stacked tenements near mills in Manchester, New Hampshire and Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts , and became convinced that satisfactory comfort and amenities were both practical and enlightened. He established the Rumford Realty Company and began construction of one of the first planned communities in Maine, and a model for the nation. The large brick and slate duplex houses with manicured lawns were to be arranged around treed parks. Named after his ancestral home in Scotland and designed and built by architect Cass Gilbert, Strathglass Park in Rumford provided housing for many mill workers. His interest in developing a community in which people would want to live extended to other aspects of the town as well. In 1911, he founded the Rumford Mechanics Institute, a social and recreational center for residents which was partially supported through membership dues. Lengthy TLS, Portland, Maine, 1895, 1-1/2 pages. To F.E. Heath, Treas., Somerset Fibre Co. Excellent mill content. VG.......80-120

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41. [NOBEL] Charles Hard Townes (b. 1915) American Nobel Nobel Prize-winning physicist and educator. Townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov. The Japanese FM Towns computer and game console is named in his honour. SIGNED 1983 FDC honoring Science & Industry. Clean. VG.........25-35

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

 

43. [MUSIC] Arron Copland [1900-1990] American composer. Signed, inscribed card dated 1975. Fine.......50-75

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

49. [MUSIC] Richard Tauber (1891-1948) Austrian tenor acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Signed album page dated 1938. Fine.........40-60

 

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

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51. [MUSIC] Julius Rudel (b.1921) American opera and orchestra conductor who emigrated to the United States from Austria at the age of 17. Signed 3.5 x 5" photo. VG.........25-35

 

52. [MUSIC] Charlotte Mellot Joubert - French Opera singer, noted on the world stage at the turn of the century. Made early recordings. ALS on 4-1/4 x 2-3/4" card, dated 1934. Written on both sides. Includes envelope. VG..........35-45

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53. [MUSIC] Gilbert Ross [1903-1975] Professor of music at the University of Michigan, and founder and first violinist with the Stanley Quartet. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph on which he has penned a musical quote. Excellent condition.........75-100

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54. [MUSIC] John Peterson (1921- 2006) songwriter who had a major influence on evangelical Christian music in the 1950s through the 1970s. He wrote over 1000 songs, and 35 cantatas. AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED, one long bar written out........40-60

 

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

 

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

 

57. Sam Rayburn (1882-1961) Democratic lawmaker from Bonham, Texas, who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years, the longest tenure in U.S. history. Signed & inscribed 9x11 photo. Inscribed to Wm. M. Miller. VG............50-75

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

62. Muriel Rukeyser ([1913-1980] American poet and political activist, best known for her poems about equality, feminism, social justice, and Judaism. Kenneth Rexroth said that she was the greatest poet of her "exact generation". Signed, inscribed typescript of her poem "THIS PLACE IN THE WAYS", 1p., 8.5 x 11". She signs the date Oct. 1966........50-75

 

63. [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

 

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

 

65. [MUSIC] Dick Dale (b. 1937) American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. Signed, inscribed color 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

 

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

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

67. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Offered here is an archive of approx. 39 letters [ALS], dated 1933, to Mrs. Ellsworth Davis [wife] at Hartford, Ct. Includes approx. 18 stamped envelopes with U.S.S. Fairfax postmarks. Most letters written on U.S.S. FAIRFAX (93) stationery, from Cuban waters [mostly Guantanamo Bay]. Most letters signed "Dave" and a few signed "Daddy". One is signed "Ellsworth" , unusual at this time when writing to his wife. We haven't read these letters for content but he's telling her of his activities, and where they have been. VG........400-600

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

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

 

 

One Of Our Greatest Physicists

70. John A. Wheeler (1911-2008) American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein's vision of a unified field theory. He is also known for having coined the terms black hole, quantum foam and wormhole and the phrase "it from bit". For most of his career, Wheeler was a professor at Princeton University and was influential in mentoring a generation of physicists who made notable contributions to uantum mechanics and gravitation. Together with many other leading physicists, during World War II, Wheeler , Wheeler interrupted his academic career to participate in the development of the Manhattan Project during the atomic bomb, His contributions to science are too numerous to mention here. AQS written on 3x5 card and dated 25 July 1979. "We will first understand How simple the universe is When we recognize How strange it is. John A. Wheeler." VG.............100-150

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

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

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73. [NAVAL] Commander Lloyd Bucher (1927-2004) officer in the United States Navy, who is best remembered as the Captain of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), which was captured on January 23, 1968 by North Korea. Signed 8x10 photo. VG...........50-75

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74. (British Film/Theater) 13 SIGNATURES of British Theater Figures - all signed on both sides of album page approx. 6-3/4 x 4-1/2". VG. Includes: Sir William Tyrone Guthrie (1900-1971) Anglo-lrish Tony Award-winning theatrical director instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, at his family's home, Annaghmakerrig, in County Monaghan. Ireland. Signature dated July 15, 1947. Walter Hudd (1897-1963) British Actor who was one of the busier actors of his generation, across a 40-year career that carried him from touring the British provinces to work in international films. Signature dated August 16. 1947. Sir John Anthony Quayle, CBE (1913-1989) Erglish actor and director. Signature dated August 16, 1947. Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) English actor and theatre director. Willard Stoker - British Playwright, Director, signature dated February 2 1949. On verso: Barbara Jefford, OBE (b. 1930) British Shakespearean actress best known for her theatrical performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic and the National Theatre, and her role as Molly Bloom in the 1967 film of James Jovce's Ulysses. Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan (1911-1977) was one of England's most popular 20th century dramatists. He was born in London of Irish extraction, and his plays are generally situated within an upper middle class background. Margaret Rawlings (1906-1996) distinguished English stage actress. She was a co-founder of Equity, serving as a Council member for 30 years. Trevor Howard, CBE (1913-1988) English film, stage and television actor. Laurence Payne (b. 1919) British actor. He made his professional debut at the Old Vic Theatre in 1939 and remained with the company for several years. He then performed at the Chanticleer and Arts Theatres in London, also directing and broadcasting for the first times during this period. At Stratford-on-Avon he played, among other parts, Romeo in Peter Brook's 1947 production. After more work at London theatres, he played leading roles at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic, and after that rejoined the London Old Vic company. At the Embassy Theatre in London he played Hamlet. His film credits include: The Trollenberg Terror (aka. The Crawling Eye), Vampire Circus, and The Tell-Tale Heart. SIGNED Album page signed by the 10 above plus 3 Unidentified.............100-150

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75. [NASA] James S. Martin, Jr. (1920-2002) NASA project manager for the Viking program. As Viking 1 landed on Mars, Martin hung up on a call from President Ford, telling him that he was "busy right now" and to call back in three hours. The President called back three hours later at which time Martin, along with then-NASA Administrator Jim Fletcher, briefed him on the landing. He was one of the major contributors to the U.S. space program. His strong management of Project Viking ensured that one of NASA's most complex and difficult assignments was also one of the Agency's most successful endeavors. Signed 8x10 photograph. VG...........75-100

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

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

 

78. [NAVAL] Francis John Higginson (1843-1931) American Rear Admiral. His naval career spanned the Civil War and a new century. He took part in the blockade of Charleston and the bombardment of Fort Sumter in the Civil War (1861-1865). One of the high points of his career was his commission as Captain of the USS Massachusetts in 1908. The Massachusetts was the first true battleship in the United States Navy. The Naval Department ordered Higginson to sail the coal-powered ship to Cuba during the Spanish-American War (1898). His actions in the war helped to earn Higginson the rank of Rear Admiral in 1899. Document Signed, Constantinople, Turkey, Sept. 10, 1878, 1p, 9 x 14". Concerns repair for the Tilippucci, he signs as Commanding Officer. VG...........75-100

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RARE LOUISIANA DOCUMENT

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

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80. [RHODE ISLAND] Rowland G. Hazard (1801-1888) American industrialist, politician, and social reformer. Hazard was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island but grew up in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in the home of his maternal grandfather, Isaac Peace. He was educated in a Quaker boarding school in Burlington, New Jersey, where he developed a particular interest in mathematics. In 1819 he returned to Rhode Island to join his elder brother Isaac in the management of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company. In 1828 he married Caroline Newbold of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There is much we could say about his business and political careers but we will mention his activity related to slavery because Hazard considered "as the greatest effort of his life" (according to his granddaughter) began when he was in New Orleans on business in the winter of 1841. After he learned that a free African-American man from Newport, Rhode Island was in custody in Louisiana as an escaped slave, his investigations found that many free African-Americans were being detained under the assumption they were escaped slaves. He worked with Jacob Barker [see lot 79 above in this auction], then a New Orleans lawyer, to obtain freedom for nearly 100 people being held as slaves. The action later led to charges being filed against several public officials who were responsible for the illegal detentions. His involvement with abolitionist causes and in the Republican Party eventually caused his company to lose favor with its markets in the southern United States. This helped to prompt the Peace Dale mills' transition from making cheap cotton products to selling higher quality woolens. In 1854, while serving in the state legislature, he made a speech criticizing the Stonington Railroad Company for charging discriminatory rates for both freight and passengers. Shortly thereafter, the railroad company retaliated by refusing to let Hazard ride on one of its trains. Resolutions passed by the South Kingstown Town Council in reaction to his treatment are said to have formed "the germ of" the Interstate Commerce Law of 1886. Hazard retired from the textile business in 1866 and invested in the Union Pacific Railroad. After Union Pacific fell into financial disarray and became a party to the Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1872, Hazard spent much time dealing with the company's financial affairs. Document Signed, Providence Washington Insurance Co., 1828, concerning insurance on the Schooner "Caliban". The large hole over Hazard's signature is a cancellation hole. A promise to pay Richard Jackson, President of this insurance company. Jackson's signature appears on the verso. Richard Jackson, Jr. (J1764-1838) U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, Rhode Island , Jackson completed preparatory studies in the schools of Providence and Pomfret, Connecticut. He entered the mercantile and cotton manufacturing businesses. He served as president of the Washington Insurance Co., Providence, Rhode Island from 1800 to 1838. Jackson was elected as a Federalist to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nehemiah Knight. He was reelected to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses and served from November 11, 1808, to March 3, 1815. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814. Trustee of Brown University 1809&endash;1838. He died in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 18, 1838. The Washington Insurance Company was founded in 1800, Richard Jackson, Jr. president. Approx. 8.5 x 6". VG. Most uncommon........100-150

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

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

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83. [CIVIL WAR DATE] William H. Seward (1801-1872) Sec. of State - severely injured in Lincoln assassination plot. Signed Document, a Passport, City of Washington, August 11, 1863, written on both sides, . The second page has the consulate stamps of Russia, Poland, Austria and Belgium with notations in the various languages. Passport approx. 17.5 x 11.25 in. The passport then folds into a personalized, approx. 5 x 3.5 in., leatherette case which is present. Passport was issued to Leonard J. Stiastny , [a noted NYC merchant]. Passport approx. 17.5 x 11.25 in; attached blank sheet has linen backing and this sheet has moderate foxing. The middle fold has half separation; and slight separations in other places which are minor and expected. The passport then folds into a personalized, approx. 5 x 3.5 in., leatherette case.........200-300

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Sir Paul McCartney

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

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"The Quiet Beatle"

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

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86. [AMERICANA] Rollins Family member, probably Andrew Rollins - ALS, Somersworth New Hampshire, Nov. 23, 1836, 1p, written to The President of the United States [Andrew Jackson]. This is the writer's retained copy [from Andrew Rollins papers]. He brings attention to the suffering caused by the commerce & navigation treaty the US has with France. Says the US made considerations whith France that is the cause of their suffering [sea coast of NH]. Asks for the president's help. 1p, approx. 7.5 x 6.5". VG.......75-100

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87. [ART] Jeanette A. Stewart (b. 1867) American artist from Somersworth, she studied with William Merritt Chase & Charles Woodbury. Original pencil drawing, unsigned, dated Nov. 7. 1939. Approx. 5.5 x 8.5". She has written some notes on drawing which possibly indicates this was a prepatory study for a painting....... 75-100

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

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89. [ARTISTS] mixed lot: [1] Marcus Stone (1840-1921), English painter, son of Frank Stone, ARA, was trained by his father and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy before he was eighteen; and a few years later he illustrated with much success books by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and other writers, friends of his family. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1877, and academician in 1887. In his earlier pictures he dealt much with historical incidents, but in his later work he occupied himself chiefly with a particular type of dainty sentiment, treated with much charm, refinement and executive skill. One of his canvases is in the National Gallery of British Art. Most of his works have been engraved, and medals were awarded to him at exhibitions in all parts of the world. Clip Signature with sentiment. [2] Briton Rivière (1840 &endash; 1920), Irish artist, was born in London. His father, William Rivière, was for some years drawing-master at Cheltenham College, and afterwards an art teacher at Oxford . He was educated at Cheltenham College and at Oxford, where he took his degree in 1867. For his art training he was indebted almost entirely to his father, and early in life made for himself a place of importance among the artists of his time. His first pictures appeared at the British Institution, and in 1857 he exhibited three works at the Royal Academy , but it was not until 1863 that he became a regular contributor to the Academy exhibitions. In that year he was represented by "The Eve of the Spanish Armada", and in 1864 by a "Romeo and Juliet ". Subjects of this kind did not, however, attract him long, for in 1865 he began, with a picture of a "Sleeping Deer-hound", a series of paintings of animal-subjects which later occupied him almost exclusively. Signature with sentiment. [3] Henry Warren [1794-1879] British painter. He spent much of his career in America; from about 1822 to 1860 in Philadelphia where he exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy. It is possible he was in America as early as 1815 because a view of the Washington Monument was engraved about that time from a drawing by him. CLIP SIGNATURE with little margin. [4] Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) British artist. Skilled in several media, he gained the nickname, "the Scott of painting". He was best-known for the illustrations and woodcuts he produced for the Illustrated London News. Signature clipped from letter. [5] James Archer (1823&endash;1904) portrait-painter. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland . His best-known work includes children and people in costume as its subjects becoming the first Victorian painter to do children's portraits in period costume. He studied at the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh under Sir William Allan . At Archer painted chalk portraits, but in 1849 he exhibited his first historical picture 'The Last Supper' at the Royal Scottish Academy. His work after that mostly consisted of scenes taken from literature or legends that were popular at the time, such as Shakespeare and King Arthur. About 1859 he began to paint a series of Arthurian subjects, including 'La Morte d'Arthur' and 'Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere'. Clip signature. Small amount of mounting residue on front. [6] Frank O. Salisbury [1874-1962] Brit. Methodist artist. Sig, 1955. [7] B. W. Clinedinst [1859-1931] Am. artist. Signature. [8] Henry W. Phillips [1820-1868] Brit. portrait painter. Signature. [9] McClelland Barclay [1891-1942] Am. artist. Signature.......100-150

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A Most Interesting Man You Never Heard Of

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

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

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Awarded the Medal of Honor During World War II

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

97. John Fiske (1842-1901) American philosopher and historian. ALS, 1890, 1p, not able to accept invitation due to his lecturing. VG.........50-75

 

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

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Founder of the Army Nurse Corps.

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

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

 

Wagon Accident

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

 

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

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103. [MIXED LOT OF POLITICS] [1] Archibald McIntyre (1773 -1858) American merchant and politician. He was a member from Montgomery County of the New York State Assembly from 1798 to 1802, in 1804, 1812 and 1820-21. He was Deputy Secretary of State from 1801 to 1806. He was New York State Comptroller from 1806 to 1821. He was a presidential elector in 1828 and 1840. In partnership with his son-in-law David Henderson, he ran iron ore mines in and around North Elba, New York , like the North Elba Ironworks, the McIntyre Mine and the Adirondack Iron Company. He was also involved in the early development of Jersey City, New Jersey. From 1821 to 1834, he and his partner Henry Yates (brother of Governor Joseph C. Yates) operated the lotteries in New York and other states. Among others, they sold tickets for the Union College lottery, which led to a controversy that was settled only in 1854. On May 20, 1842, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad was sold at a public sale of the Comptroller in Albany to Henry Yates and Archibald McIntyre for the sum of $4,500, an additional sum of $13,500 being paid for the equipment. Yates and McIntyre then reorganized the road on April 13, 1843, under the name of Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Co. In 1849, they sold it to the Leggett's Gap Railroad, and it became later part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. CLIP SIGNATURE 1809. Good example. [2] La Fayette Grover (1823 - 1911) Democratic politician and lawyer from Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, serving from 1870 to 1877. A native of Maine, he previously was a member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature, represented Oregon in the United States House of Representatives, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Grover later served one term in the United States Senate. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [3] Philetus Sawyer (1816-1900) US Senator from Wisconsin. Sawyer County, Wisconsin, is named for him. Nice SIGNATURE. Click to see signature [4] JAMES H. PLATT JR. [1837-1894] Representative from Virginia; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as first sergeant of the Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry; served as captain and lieutenant colonel; declined assignment to duty as chief quartermaster of the Sixth Corps; settled in Petersburg, Va., April 6, 1865. CLIP SIGNATURE. Click to see Platt [5] [CABINET] John A. Creswell (1828- 1891) American politician from Maryland. He served as Postmaster General of the United States during the Grant administration. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [6] ALEX. H. JONES [1822-1901] Representative from North Carolina; enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned; made his escape November 14, 1864; again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md.; after the war returned to North Carolina. SIGNATURE. [7] John Roach (1815-1887) American industrialist who rose from humble origins as an Irish immigrant laborer to found the largest and most productive shipbuilding empire in the postbellum United States, John Roach & Sons. After twenty years in the employment of Allaire, Roach at the age of 37 together with three partners purchased a small New York ironworks which had fallen into receivership, the Etna Iron Works, in 1852. Roach soon became sole proprietor, and during the American Civil War transformed the Etna Works into a major manufacturer of marine engines. From 1871 until 1885, John Roach & Sons was easily the largest and most productive shipbuilding firm in the United States, building more tonnage of ships than its next two chief competitors combined. In the mid-1880s the firm ran into trouble with a series of U.S. Navy contracts which became the subject of political controversy. His ink signature on 3 x 1-3/4 in. card. VG. [8] Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836-1926) US politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate. Cannon is the second-longest continuously serving Republican Speaker in history. Signature. Click to see signature [9] Wm. Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908) a member of the Democratic Party, was a politician who served the State of Maryland as a United States Senator, the 35th Governor, the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and the State Attorney General. Clip Signature. Click to see signature [10] WELLER, John B., a Representative from Ohio and a Senator from California; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1812; attended the public schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Butler County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1833-1836; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; served in the Mexican War 1846-1847; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio in 1848; member of the commission to establish the boundary line between California and Mexico in 1849 and 1850; moved to California and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat from California to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from January 30, 1852, to March 3, 1857; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Thirty-fourth Congress); Governor of California 1858-1860; appointed Minister to Mexico in 1860 and was recalled in 1861; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1867 and continued the practice of law; died in New Orleans, La., August 17, 1875; interment in Girod Street Cemetery; cemetery destroyed in 1959 and unclaimed remains commingled with 15,000 others and deposited beneath Hope Mausoleum, St. John's Cemetery, New Orleans, La. 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104. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1923 bank check to the artist Gardner Symons, with Symon's endorsement signature is on the verso. Gardner Symons (1861 - 1930) born in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Art Institute and met his lifelong friend, William Wendt. Further study followed in London, Paris, and Munich. Upon his return to the states, Symons moved west to California, and along with Wendt, built a studio in Laguna Beach where he was able paint en plein air year-round. He remained involved in southern California art, but maintained a primary studio in New York. He is best remembered for his snowy winter landscapes of New England.............60-80

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105. Archibald Fenner Brockway (1888 - 1988) famed British anti-war activist and politician. TLS, 1983, 1p. with excellent PEACE content. Fine.............40-60

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106. [FILM] Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006) American actress in film, theater and television. She was also elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO. VG............25-35

 

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

 

108. Charles A. Beard (1874-1948) he was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. His works included radical re-evaluation of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who he believed were more motivated by economics than by philosophical principles. Beard's most influential book was the wide-ranging and bestselling The Rise of American Civilization (1927) and its two sequels, America in Midpassage (1939), and The American Spirit (1943), written with his wife, Mary. ALS, Sept. 18, no year, 1p. VG..........60-80

 

109. [MUSIC] YVONNE ASTRUC [1889-1980] violinist. Brief ALS, postmarked 1914, 1p, 4-1/4 x 5-5/8. VG...........25-35

 

110. [NOBEL] Sir Ralph Norman Angell [1872-1967] English lecturer, journalist, author, and Member of Parliament. Angell was one of the principal founders of the Union of Democratic Control. He served on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, was an executive for the World Committee against War and Fascism, a member of the executive committee of the League of Nations Union, and the president of the Abyssinia Association. He was knighted in 1931 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933. Signature, inscribed on 3-1/2 x 1-3/4" slip.........25-35

 

111. [FILM] Jan Sterling (1921-2004) American actress. Most active in films during the 1950s, Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty (1954), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. Her career declined during the 1960s, however she continued to play occasional roles for television and theatre. Bold Signature ON VINTAGE ALBUM PAGE [1945]............25-35

 

112. [MUSIC] Ralph Kirbery (1900-1993) American Baritone Singer during the 1930s. Often singing the songs of Carrie Jacobs Bond. He was known on radio as "The Dream Singer." Signed, inscribed vintage 5x7 photo..........25-35

 

113. [MUSIC] Ross Lee Finney Jr. (1906-1997) American composer born in Wells, Minnesota who taught for many years at the University of Michigan. He studied with Nadia Boulanger, Edward Burlingame Hill, Alban Berg (from 1931-2) and Roger Sessions (in 1935). His students included Leslie Bassett, George Crumb, Burton Beerman, Roger Reynolds, William Albright, Donald Bohlen, Robert Ashley, Robert Morris, Richard Toensing, Stephen Chatman, Rolv Yttrehus, Robert Cogan, Roland Trogan, George Balch Wilson, Philip Krumm, and Donald Harris. According to the notes for the Composers Recordings, Inc. recording of Finney's second cello sonata (about 1953), Chromatic Fantasy In E for Violoncello Solo (1957) and second piano trio (1954), he received the Rome Prize in 1960 and the Brandeis Medal in 1968. He is quoted in those notes as having begun writing serial music from time to time beginning with his sixth string quartet (a work which uses serial principles but is "in E" on the score), his next work to be composed after the sonata. He wrote eight string quartets, four symphonies as well as other orchestral works, other chamber works and songs. SIGNED book [hardbound] from his personal library. The contents of the book is the music of Jos. Hayden. Finney signed inside on the front flyleaf, 1927. Minor expected wear to cover..........50-75

 

114. [DANCE] Eliot Feld (b. 1942) American modern ballet choreographer, performer and director. Signed 8x10 photo. VG.........25-35

 

115. [MUSIC] Eleanor Steber (1914-1990) American operatic soprano. Steber is noted as one of the first major opera stars to have achieved the highest success with training and a career based in the United States. TLS, 1953, 1p..........35-45

 

116. [MUSIC] Amanda McBroom (b. 1947) American singer, songwriter actress and cabaret performer. Notable among the songs she has written is "The Rose", which Bette Midler sang in the film of the same name , and which has been covered by many other recording artists. McBroom is also known for her collaborations as lyricist with songwriter Michele Brourman, including some of the songs in the The Land Before Time film series, Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the musical Dangerous Beauty based on the film of the same name, which was scheduled to have its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in February 2011. Signed 8x10 photo. VG........25-35

 

117. [DANCE] Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) was a modern dance pioneer, introducing eastern ideas into the art. She was co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dance and the teacher of several notable performers. Signed collectors card, dated 1921. VG.........40-60

 

118. [MUSIC] Jarmila Novotna (1907-1994) was a celebrated Czech soprano and actress and, from 1940 to 1956, a star of the Metropolitan Opera. ALS, 1993, 1p............35-45

 

119. [MUSIC] Annie Louise Cary (1842-1921) American singer. Signed card, 1899, with envelope.......30-40

 

120. David Rockefeller Jr. (b. 1941) is an American philanthropist and an active participant in nonprofit and environmental areas. TLS, 1988, 1p, to the actress Kitty Carlyle Hart [1910-2007] regarding her becoming co-chairmanship of committee to honor Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday. VG SIGNED DAVID............25-35

 

121. [MUSIC] Carl Wendling [1875-1962] German violinist. Signature...........25-35

 

122. [OPERA] Ernestine Schumann-Heink [1861-1936] contralto. Signature...30-40

 

123. [ART] Edward Hawke Locker (1777 -1849) English watercolourist (producing works now in the V&A and British Museum). He was named after his father's patron Admiral Edward Hawke. Entering the navy pay office as a clerk on 1 June 1795, he served in its India department (from 1799) and the board of naval enquiry before becoming a prize agent and Edward Pellew 's civil secretary during his East Indies, North Sea and Mediterranean commands from 1804 to 1814. He was in England in July 1802, when he accompanied the French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin on his second English ascent during the Peace of Amiens. He also spent time in Spain in 1813 during the Peninsular War alongside Lord John Russell, bringing despatches to Wellington, as well as visiting Napoleon in May 1814 during his Elba exile. ALS, 1826, 1p, 4-5/8 x 7-1/4". To apparently a young collector of autographs giving advice -who to collect i.e. Southey, Basil Hall, Captain Parry [North Pole] Sir T. Laurence - Pres. of R. Academy etc. VG............100-150

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124. [OPERA] Elizabeth Futral - American coloratura soprano who has won acclaim throughout the United States as well as in Europe, South America, and Japan. SIGNED, INSCRIBED 5X7 PHOTO....20-30

 

125. [MUSIC] mixed lot: [1] Pierre BOULEZ (1925- ), French composer, conductor, and pianist, born in Montbrison. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in 1945. His principal teacher was the French composer Olivier Messiaen. Boulez became music director of the Renaud-Barrault Company at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris in 1948. During the late 1940s and '50s he composed a great deal of critically acclaimed, highly experimental music, based on the twelve-tone system, including works scored for electronic instruments. His compositions include three piano sonatas, an orchestral work Pli selon pli (Fold on Fold, 1957-62), and Domaines (1968) for solo clarinet and other instruments. Boulez also wrote music criticism. In the 1960s he gained recognition as staff conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and the British Broadcasting Corporation Symphony Orchestra. From 1971 to 1978 he was music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He subsequently returned to Paris to do musical-acoustical research, then came back to New York in 1986 to perform his own music with the Ensemble InterContemporain. SIGNATURE ON CARD. [2] MERCER ELLINGTON (1919-1996) American Composer/Bandleader/Musician. He was best known for continuing, in one form or another, the Duke Ellington Orchestra after his father's death at the age of 75 in 1974. For next two decades, he toured with the band, made recordings and was the musical director and conductor of "Sophisticated Ladies," a music and dance revue of his father's music. Ellington was a well-schooled musician, studying in New York at Columbia University, the Institute of Musical Art and Juilliard. Beginning in the late 1930's, he occasionally led his own band, working with Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson and Carmen McRae. SIGNATURE with sentiment. [3] SALVATORE BACCALONI (1900-1969) Italian Opera Singer. SIGNATURE on Card (dtd 1957 on verso). [4] SIR KEITH FALKNER (1900-1994) British Opera Singer. He was on of the most beloved of singers in the Commonweath, and USA. He directed the Royal College of Music frm 1960-74) Knighted in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II. He originally trained with the RCM, made qreat successes in Vienna, Berlin, Paris. SIGNED card dtd 10/17/91. [5] Andre Kostelanetz [1901-1980] conductor. Pencil sig. on mounted album page [1951]. [6] Mischa Elman [1891-1967] violinist. Sig. 1939. Crease folds. [7] Marguerite Piazza [b. 1926?] soprano. Sig. on album page. [8] Johannes Wolff [1856-1925] violinist. Portrait painted by John Singer Sargent. Clip Sig. [9] Don Gibson [1928-2003] Country musician. Signature on music composition paper. [10] Stanislaw Skrowaczewski [b.1923] conductor/composer. Sig. 3x5 card 1995. [11] John Gary [1932-1998] vocalist. Sig. w/sentiment on 3x5 card. [12] Dezso Ernster [1899-1981] Hungarian Bass. Sig. on album with; also sig. by Met Star, Lucille Browning. [13] Elsa Stralia [1881-1945] Australian soprano. Sig. w/sentiment. [14] Jolanda Magnoni [1913-2001] Signature dated 1945. [15] Adrian Aeschbacher [1912-2002] Swiss pianist. ANS, 1947. [16] Adolf Ruthardt [1849-1934] German pianist, composer. Signature. Nice lot..........150-200

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126. [ART] Helen Phillips [1913 - 1995] American printmaker & sculptor. Worked at Atelier 17 in New York City in the 40's & eventually married Atelier 17's founder Stanley Hayter. Offered here: ORIGINAL large color aquatint, signed "Helen Phillips", titled "Naiades", edition 18/60, image size approx.13.25 x 31.25 in., paper size approx. 19.5 x 35.5.5 in.. The image area is in very good condition. Any faults are in the OUTER edges of the margins and will not show when matted correctly. They are: upper right margin corner - stain; 1 in. edge tear upper left margin [with tape stain on reverse]; 1/4 in. edge tear lower left margin; crease bottom left corner; small light tape stain upper middle top margin edge; unimportant mounting remains top edge on verso. [The gray spot on the right middle margin is the photographers shadow!] Considering the importance of this print, we consider all these faults to be fairly unimportant. There are various nuances in the print image which are part of the process of printmaking, inking and wiping of the plate, which would be expected in a print this large. Enough? By now, I have probably talked you out of bidding on this print, but keep in mind that this is a very important work by Helen Phillips. Because of its importance and age, it deserves serious consideration regardless of its faults which are really fairly unimportant. The print will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. It's always MUCH safer to ship a print of this size rolled rather than flat. Shipping is free in US. Outside US shipping charge to be determined . Helen Phillips, printmaker and sculptor, was born in Fresno, California in 1913. She studied at the California School of Fine Arts with Ralph Stackpole between 1932 - 1936. Phillips received a traveling scholarship that allowed her to travel in Europe. On her return she was commissioned to help create the Fountain of All Nations on Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. She moved to New York City in 1941 and worked at Atelier 17, then married Stanley William Hayter. She taught sculpture at the California Art Institute in 1948 and 1960. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she is included in "Modern Sculpture" by Carola G. Walker. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Bank of America World Headquarters, de Young Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art and the Albright-Knox Museum, etc. Phillips died in 1995 in New York. There is a reserve on this.........1800-2200

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

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128. [ART] Jules Olitski [1922-2007] Russian born - American abstract painter, printmaker, and sculptor. In 1969 he was invited to exhibit large, aluminum, spray-painted sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art becoming the first living American artist to be given a one-person exhibition there. Brief ALS, 1992, written on 3x5 card. Fine..........50-75

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

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130. Samuel Austin Allibone (1816-1889) American author and bibliographer. From 1867 to 1873, and again in 1877-1879, Allibone was book editor and corresponding secretary of the American Sunday School Union; and from 1879 to 1888 he was librarian of the Lenox Library in New York City. He died at Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1889. In addition to his Critical Dictionary he published three large anthologies and several religious tracts. He contributed to the North American Review, the Evangelical Review and other periodicals. ALS, Phila. 1855, 1p, 6-1/2 x 8-1/4. Long mounting trace along edge on verso...........50-75

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131. William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam PC [1748-1833], styled Viscount Milton until 1756, was a British Whig statesman of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1782 he inherited his uncle Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham's estates, making him one of the richest people in Britain. He played a leading part in Whig politics until the 1820s. ALS, 1841, 1p, mounted attractively...........50-75

 

132. 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

 

133. Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (George William Frederick Charles; 1819 - 1904) member of the British Royal Family, a male-line grandson of King George III. The Duke was an army officer and served as commander-in-chief of the British Army from 1856 to 1895. He became Duke of Cambridge in 1850. Brief ALS, 1868, 1p. Mounted to larger sheet.........60-80

 

134. [THEATRE] George Robert Sims [1847-1922] English journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist and bon vivant. Signed photo, signed on the mount, Alfred Ellis & Wallery photograph. Approx. 6-1/2 8-3/4". VG...........50-75

 

135. [DANCE] Martha Graham (1894-1991) American dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance; widely considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60

 

136. William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920) American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. Clip Signature.....20-30

 

137. Wm. Tyler Page (1868-1942) best known for his authorship of the American's Creed. Today it also often comprises part of the Naturalization Ceremony for new Americans. SIGNED copy of "The America's Creed." 6x9 in. Boldly signed..............50-75

 

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

 

139. [CINEMA] Édouard Molinaro (b. 1928) is a French film director, actor. SIGNED & INSCRIBED sheet to which is mounted his picture.........20-30

 

140. [FRANCE] Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac (1853-1905), French politician. He was Minister of War. In July 1898, he read in the chamber a document which definitely incriminated Captain Alfred Dreyfus. On August 30, however, he stated that this had been discovered to be a forgery by Colonel Henry , but he refused to concur with his colleagues in a revision of the Dreyfus prosecution, which was the logical outcome of his own exposure of the forgery. Resigning his portfolio, he continued to declare his conviction of Dreyfus's guilt, and joined the Nationalist group in the chamber, of which he became one of the leaders. ANS on both sides of his personal calling card. Very fine................50-75

 

141. [FRENCH CINEMA] JEAN TOULOUT [1885-1962] Fr. actor. ALS, no date, 1p.............35-45

 

142. [FRANCE] GEORGES SORIA - Fr. Communist dramatist, writer. Soria is a fine example of a writer whose theatrical aesthetic was seen to have lagged behind his philosophical and political views. TLS, 1960, 1p..........50-75

 

143. [FRANCE] CHarles MULLER [1877-1914] Fr. writer. ALS, n.d., 4 x 5 in. Not translated...........40-60

 

144. [FRANCE] Pierre-Gustave BRUNET [1807-1896] Fr. writer. 8-line ANS or ALS [?]written on 3-3/4 x 3-1/4 slip. Not translated....................40-60

 

145. [FRANCE] Mun, Albert de [1841-1914]. French politician. Founder of Circles of Catholic Workmen (1871); member of Chamber of Deputies (1876-78, 1881-93, 1894-1914); opponent (1905) of bill for separation of church and state. Among his books were La Loi des suspects (1900), Contre la séparation (1905), Ma vocation sociale (1908), and L' Heure décisive (1913). AUTOGRAPH NOTE UNSIGNED, 5+ lines on his personal card, 1894. Cover included. Fine............50-75

 

146. [FRANCE] Fortune du Boisgobey (1821-1891), French writer of fiction, whose real surname was Castille. He served in the army pay department in Algeria from 1844 to 1848, and extended his travels to the East. He made his literary debut in the Petit journal with a story entitled Deux comédiens (1868). With Le Forcat colonel (1872) he became one of the most popular feuilleton writers. His police stories, though not so convincing as those of Émile Gaboriau, with whom his name is generally associated, had a great circulation, and many of them have been translated into English. Brief ALS [1880], 1p....................80-120

 

147. [FRANCE] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. In 1875 he founded the Revue Historique, which rapidly became a great authority on scientific education. Monod married Olga Herzen, daughter of Russian political thinker Alexander Herzen, in 1873. ALS, no year, written on both sides, 4x5 in. About the poet Pomairol.........50-75

French Geologist

148. Marcel Alexandre Bertrand [1847-1907] French geologist who was born in Paris. He was a student at the École Polytechnique, and beginning in 1869 he attended the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Beginning in 1877 he performed geological mapping studies of Provence, Jura Mountains and the Alps. In 1886 he became an instructor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, and in 1896 was appointed a member of the Académie des sciences. He was the son of mathematician Joseph Louis François Bertrand [1822-1900]. Bertrand was a founder of modern tectonics. He is remembered for the orogenic "wave theory" of mountain-building and his introduction of the nappe hypothesis (nappe de charriage). His wave theory described a build-up of massive folds of earth taking place over successive geological eras, called the Caledonian, Hercynian and Alpine periods of orogeny. Later he added a fourth event called the Huronian orogeny, which took place in Precambrian time. ALS, 1894, 1p, 4-3/8 x 7 in. VG.............75-100

Originator of the Cannes Film Festival

149. [FRANCE] Philippe Erlanger [1903-1987] Fr. historian. At the end of the 1930s, shocked by the interference of the fascist governments of Italy and Germany in the selection of films for the Mostra del cinema di Venezia, Jean Zay, the French Minister of National Education, decided to create an international cinematographic festival in France, on the proposal of Philippe Erlanger and the support of the British and Americans. ALS, 1956, written on both sides to Robert Kemp, the French journalist and literary critic. Fine............75-100

 

150. [EUROPE] Mixed lot: [1] [ENGLAND] Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922) rose from childhood poverty to become a powerful British newspaper and publishing magnate, famed for buying stolid, unprofitable newspapers and transforming them to make them lively and entertaining for the mass market. During his lifetime, he exercised vast influence over British popular opinion. Card signed Northcliffe 1918. VG. [2] [BRITISH] Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC (27 October 1774 &endash; 13 May 1848) was a British politician and financier. He was brought up in his father's business, and became a partner at Hope & Co. He was sent to the United States for various land deals, and formed wide connections with American houses. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL, POSTMARKED 1831, WITH INTACT BLACK WAX SEAL. VERY NICE EXAMPLE. SEE ASHBURTON SIGNATURE [3] Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976), was one of the best-known British archaeologists of the 20th century. Distinguished also for his service in World War I. Between 1920 and 1926 he was Director of the National Museum of Wales, and from 1926 to 1944 Keeper of the London Museum. During his career he carried out many major excavations within Britain. He became known through his books and appearances on television and radio, helping to bring archaeology to a mass audience. SIGNATURE with sentiment, 1956. VG. [4] Frank Arthur Swinnerton (1884 - 1982) was an English critic and novelist. He wrote around 50 books. Signature, 1959. [5] Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) British novelist. CLIP SIGNATURE. [6] Sir George Harnage [1792-1866] Brit. Naval Commander. Clip signature. [7] Mary Howitt [1799-1888] Brit. poet. Clip signature. [8] William Howitt [1792-1879] Brit. author. Clip signature. [9] MONICA DICKENS (1915-1992) British Novelist/Writer. She was a prolific author of more than 50 books. She was the author of the popular "Follyfoot"series for children - The great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, her first book being published in 1939, One Pair of Hands. ANS on a yellow post-it, mounted on larger card. [10] 2nd Viscount BARRINGTON [1717-1793] Brit. Sec. War. Signature...........100-150

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151. Ellen Wood (1814-1887) English novelist, better known as "Mrs. Henry Wood". ALS, 1874, 1p. VG............40-60

 

152. [MUSIC] Giorgio Tozzi (b. 1923) was for many years a leading bass with the Metropolitan Opera, and was seen playing lead roles in nearly every major opera house worldwide. SIGNED 5x7 photo, in role as Don Carlo.........30-40

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

Portrait of Picard

 

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

Portrait of Common

 

155. Laura Spencer Porter - American short story writer. Very popular in Harper's Magazine and the New England Magazine at turn of century into 1920s. ALS, NY, 1901, 2pp. VG...........40-60

 

156. [SCIENCE] Professor (Edward Singleton) Holden (1846-1914) Am. astronomer. He was trained at West Point in the class of 1870. n 1873 he became professor of mathematics at the US Naval Observatory, where he made a favorable impression on Simon Newcomb. He was director of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin from 1881 to 1885. He was elected a member of the American National Academy of Sciences in 1885. He was president of the University of California from 1885 until 1888, and the first director of the Lick Observatory from 1888 until the end of 1897. He resigned as a result of internal dissent over his management among his subordinates. In 1901 he became the librarian of the US Military Academy at West Point, where he remained until his death. ANS, no date. Sends regrets to Dr. Woodward because of the state of his health. VG. On West Point letterhead...........35-45

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157. Maud B. Booth (1865-1948) Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. Six autograph lines plus signature. Appears to have been removed from a longer letter this reads: "With many thanks for your kindness, which I assume you are fully appreciated. Believe me yours very sincerelu in the Holy War, Maud B. Booth." 4-1/2 x 2-1/2". No date. VG...........40-60

 

Fought Against Geronimo

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

 

Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

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

 

160. [FILM] Mollie King [1895-1981] American actress, Silent Screen star. Signed 5x7 photo dated 1919. For its age, in very good condition.......50-75

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

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162. "Ed" Koren (born 1935) is a writer and illustrator of children's books and political cartoons, most notably in The New Yorker. Signed, inscribed 3x5 card on which he has made a sketch, dated 1998......30-40

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

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164. Edward Albee [b. 1928] American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). Signed 10x8 photograph, dated 3011. Fine..........50-75

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165. [GREAT BRITAIN] Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (William Frederick; 1776 &endash; 1834) was a member of the British Royal Family, a great-grandson of King George II and nephew and son-in-law of King George III. ALS, 1823, 1-1/2pp, approx. 5-1/4 x 8". VG...........100-150

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166. [ART] Hank Ketcham [1920-2001] American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip. Signed, inscribed sketch of Dennis on 4x6 card, 1991. Fine............50-75

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KENTUCKY PIONEER - LINCOLN

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

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168. [FRANCE] FRENCH MYSTERY DOCUMENT dated 1827, 1p, approx. 8 x 10-3/4". Signed. Content unknown. VG.........80-120

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

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170. [FRANCE] Rare DECRET dated Nov. 26, 1792, during the Reign of Terror, 15 days before the king's trial. Rare Decret De La Convention Nationalale about "Emigres", Nobelmen who fled the revolution. Signed Garat [in print] and boldly signed Manet in ink. Three pages, approx. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2". Fine condition..........80-120

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

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172. [FRANCE] Louis Antoine Crozat, baron de Thiers [1700-1771] whose gallery of paintings inherited from his uncle Pierre Crozat, (called "Crozat le Pauvre" to distinguish him from his even richer brother Antoine), was purchased after his death for the collection of Catherine II of Russia, through Denis Diderot; the Crozat paintings now hang in the Hermitage Museum. His father was Antoine Crozat, marquis du Châtel [ ca. 1655 &endash; June 7, 1738], French founder of an immense fortune, was the first private proprietary owner of French Louisiana from 1712 to 1717. Offered here ia a long "Kitchen" note dated 1761, written and signed by Baron de Thiers, to his chef Fraichot. Approx. 7-3/4 x 6-1/2. VG. Most unusual!.............100-150

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

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Not Rare But Quite Expensive

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

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OLYMPICS

175. [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...........60-80

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176. [POLITICAL LOT] [1] WILLIAM C. GIBBS [1789-1871] the tenth Governor of Rhode Island from 1821 to 1824. ALS, 1864, 1-page with closing lines & signature on verso. VG. [2] [CW] WORTHINGTON C. SMITH [1823-1894] US Representative from Vermont; during the Civil War assisted in raising the First Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He engaged in the iron trade. He served as president of St. Albans Foundry Co. SIGNATURE. See signature [3] Joseph Dixon [1828-1883] U.S. Representative from North Carolina. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the mercantile business. Dixon was appointed colonel of the North Carolina State Militia soon after the Civil War and served as a local judge in 1864 and 1865. SIGNATURE. Click to see Dixon [4] James Thorington (1816-1887) was a frontiersman, lawyer, judge, and U.S. Representative from Iowa's 2nd congressional district. Born in North Carolina he moved to Alabama in 1827. He interrupted his studies to trap and trade on the upper Missouri and Columbia Rivers from 1837 to 1839. He then moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 1839. Signature, Davenport, Iowa. See Thorington signature [5] FRANK SARGENT [1915-1998] 64th Governor of Massachusetts from 1969 to 1975. TLS, 1974, 1p. [6] Frank G. Allen [1874-1950] 51st Governor of Massachusetts. TLS, 1937, 1p. Both VG. [7] Albert D. Shaw (1841 -1901) U.S. Representative from New York. He enlisted as a private in Company A, Thirty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers, in June 1861 and served out the term of enlistment. He was appointed a special agent of the War Department in 1863, stationed at provost marshal's headquarters in Watertown, New York, and served until the close of the war. He was appointed colonel of the Thirty-Sixth Regiment, New York National Guard, in 1867, and resigned to accept the position of United States consul at Toronto, Canada, in 1868. He was promoted to United States consul at Manchester, England, in 1878. Shaw was elected department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of New York in 1896, and was unanimously elected commander in chief at the national encampment in 1899. Shaw was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Chickering. He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from November 6, 1900, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 1901, before the close of the Fifty-sixth Congress. SIGNED CARD, 1900, as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF Grand Army of the Republic. 3.5 x 2.5". VG. [8] KING, John Alsop, (son of Rufus King and brother of James Gore King), a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 3, 1788; attended Harrow School, England, and also studied in Paris; returned to New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar; served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant of Cavalry; engaged in farming near Jamaica, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1819-1821; served in the State senate from 1823 until his resignation in 1825; appointed secretary of the legation at London in 1825; Chargé d'Affaires June 15 to August 5, 1826; again elected to the State assembly in 1832, 1838, and 1840; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1839 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law; Governor of New York in 1857 and 1858; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., July 7, 1867; interment in Grace Church Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE. [9] Daniel D. Pratt (1813-1877) US Senator from Indiana. Pratt was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, holding that office in 1875 and 1876. CLIP SIGNATURE, slight mounting trace show thru. [10] Shelby M. Cullom (1829-1914) U.S. Senator and the 17th Governor of Illinois. Clip Signature............60-80

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

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

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California Gold Rush

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

 

Original Etching By German Expressionist

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

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

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

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

183. [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

 

184. [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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185. [FRANCE] 1815 Document on paper signed Hue - he was First Valet De Chambre of Louis XVI and Louis XVIII. Identifed as "Rare". Approx. 7 x 9-1/4", 1-page. Fine..........100-150

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186. [FDR] 1932 REELECT ROOSEVELT - FRIEND OF LABOR campaign broadside, approx. 7-1/2 x 12". Very good condition..........50-75

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187. [RUSSIAN BOND - 1897] ORIGINAL BOND FOR THE SOCIETE MINIERE ET CHIMIQUE ALAGUIR, ST. PETERSBURG, 26 APRIL 1897. FOLIO. WITH ORIGINAL COUPONS. WITH TEXT IN RUSSIAN AND FRENCH. Approx. size 13 x 9-3/4" plus coupons. VG.............75-100

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

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

 

190. [CARTOON] Bud Blake (1918-2005) American cartoonist who created the popular, long running comic strip Tiger, about a group of suburban boyhood pals. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Tiger began May 3, 1965. At its peak, it was published internationally in some 400 newspapers. Offered here is a signed 3 panel original "Tiger" cartoon drawing, dated March 15, 1989, approx. 4 x 13". One middle fold o/w VG..........100-150

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191. [BALLET] Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) English ballerina widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II. ALS, dated Easter, 1982, with original envelope. Written on a greeting card which features her portrait by Pietro Annigoni. Fine.......100-150

 

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

 

193. [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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194. [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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195. [AVIATION] Chuck Yeager (b. 1923) American major general & probably the most famous test pilot. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound (1947). Signed, inscribed 10x8 color photo. VG..........50-75

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196. [MUSIC] David L. Diamond (1915-2005) American composer. TLS, 1989, 1p. Mentions he is completing his biography, that he will be 75 soon and teaching at Julliard...........50-75

 

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

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198. [CARDINAL] César d'Estrées (1628-1714) French diplomat and Cardinal. He was abbot of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Duke-Bishop of Laon and Cardinal; French embassador in Rome and Spain; commander in the Order of the Holy Spirit and pair de France. He was elected member of the Académie française in 1658. ALS, Madrid, 1703, written on both sides; signed in middle of page 2. Approx. 6.5 x 8.5 in. Not translated..........150-200

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

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

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

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

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203. [SOMERSWORTH] William Pitt Moses ( 1827-1905) born Exeter, New Hampshire. Enlisted in Union army June 24, 1862 as 1 st Lieut. On August 5, 1862 he was commissioned into F Company NH 9th Infantry. Mustered out June 10, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia. Promotion - Quartermaster 1 1/13/62. DOCUMENT SIGNED, GREAT FALLS MANUFACTURING CO., 1875, receipt for Cyrus Freeman. Approx. 7-3/4 x 3-1/4. VG.....25-35

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

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205. [MUSIC] Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946) American singer, pianist, and songwriter who composed some 175 pieces of popular sheet music from the 1890s through the early 1940s. She is perhaps best remembered for writing the parlor song "I Love You Truly", becoming the first woman to sell one million copies of a song. An enduring favorite as a wedding song, it first appeared in her 1901 collection Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose, along with "Just Awearyin' for You", which was also widely recorded. Typed note signed, 1941. Fine..........50-75

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

 

207. [WOMEN] 2 pamphlets, The MISSIONARY LINK, For The Woman's Union Missionary Society. Dated 1871 and 1872. Each about 36pp. In used condition. See scan below..........50-75

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208. [FRANCE] Pierre-Paul-Alexandre Bouchotte [1754-1821] French Revolutionary who was important in ther anti-slavery movement in 1791. ALS, 1782, written on both sides of 7-1/2 x 9" sheet. Condition for its age is pretty good.......100-150

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209. [FRANCE] Étienne Noël Damilaville [1723-1768] French philosopher. He was a friend of Voltaire. Offered here is a letter written in 1756 which has two lines and signature of Damilaville at bottom. Fine......100-150

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210. [FRANCE] Hyacinthe-Louis De Quelen (1778-1839) Archbishop of Paris. Although de Quelen had not approved the royal ordinance of July 1830, which aimed at restoring absolute monarchy, he was nevertheless held in suspicion by the House of Orléans. On one occasion Louis-Philippe said to him: "Archbishop, remember that more than one mitre has been torn asunder". "Sire", replied the archbishop, "God protect the crown of the king, for many royal crowns too have been shattered". ALS, Paris, 182 [9?], 1p, approx. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2. Fine...........100-150

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211. [OPERA] Emma Eames [1865-1952] soprano. Signature...........20-30

Eames - front of card

 

Original Drawing

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

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213. [NY] David B. Hill (1843 - 1910) was an American politician from New York who was the 29th Governor of New York from 1885 to 1891. Signed bank check, 1902. Very good example.............25-35

Portrait of Hill

 

214. [NOBEL PRIZE] Mixed Lot: [1] MANDRED EIGEN (1927- ) German Biophysicist - In 1967, he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.for the studies of extremely fast chemical reactions induced in response to very short pulses of energy. In addition, his name is linked with the theory of the chemical hypercycle, the cyclic linkage of reaction cycles as an explanation for the self organization of prebiotic systems. SIGNED 4x6 card dtd 1973. [2] WERNER ARBER - Swiss Microbiologist - Awarded the 1978 Physiology & Medicine "for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems" in molecular genetics. SIGNATURE with sentiment. [3] ROBERT C. MERTON (1933- ) American Mathematician -Nobel Prize 1997 for Economics - a leading scholar in the field of finance, was one of three men who, in the early 1970s, developed the mathematics of the stock options markets. Merton published a paper on the subject simultaneous with the publication of another paper, reaching essentially the same conclusions, by Fischer Black and Myron S. Scholes. SIGNED/INSCRIBED Harvard business school card. [4] Nikolay Basov (1922-2001) Soviet physicist and educator. For his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of laser and maser, Basov shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexander Prokhorov and Charles Hard Townes. His signature on 3-1/2 x 2-1/8 in. card, 1971, neatly identified in ink in another hand. [5] CHRISTIAN R. M. J. deDUVE (1917- ) Belgian Physiologist - Nobel Prize 1974 for his pioneer work in cell biology . SIGNED card "C. deDuve." [6] ELIHU ROOT (1845-1937) American Statesman/Nobel Peace Prize -On August 1, 1899, he was appointed secretary of war by President McKinley, and on March 5, 1901, was reappointed. After the Spanish-American War, Secretary Root represented the United States government in all official communications with Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands. In August, 1903, he resigned the office of secretary of war, his resignation to take effect in January, 1904. In 1905, President Roosevelt appointed him secretary of state, and while discharging the duties of that office he did much to unify the Pan-American countries. In 1907 he visited Mexico in the interests of a closer relationship between that country and the United States. United States senator from New York, 1909-15. Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. SIGNATURE. [7] David H. Hubel (b.1926) was co-recipient with Torsten Wiesel of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system; the prize was shared with Roger W. Sperry for his independent research on the cerebral hemispheres.In 1978, Hubel and Wiesel were awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. SIGNED & INSCRIBED 3x5 card. [8] Arthur Kornberg [1918-2007] American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)" together with Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University. SIGNED 3x5 card. [9] HOWARD M. TEMIN (1934-1994) American Virologist - Nobel Przie Winner - in 1975 shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with his former professor Renato Dulbecco and another of Dulbecco's students, David Baltimore, for his codiscovery of the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Skeptics pointed out that Temin's suggestion contradicted the contemporary tenet of molecular biology: that genetic information always passed from DNA to RNA, rather than the reverse. But in 1970 both Temin and Baltimore proved Temin's hypothesis correct. They identified an enzyme (reverse transcriptase) in the virus that synthesizes DNA that contains the information in the viral RNA. SIGNED/inscribed 3x5 card. [10] CHARLES H. TOWNES (1915- ) American Physicist/Inventor. His principal scientific work is in microwave spectroscopy, nuclear and molecular structure, quantum electronics, radio astronomy and infrared astronomy. He holds the original patent for the maser and (with Arthur Schawlow) the original laser patent. He received the Nobel Prize in 1964 "for fundamental work in quantum electronics which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle." SIGNATURE on 4x6 card......100-150

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215. [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

 

Fine Letter By Early Maine US Senator

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

 

217. [SCOTLAND] Archive of approx. 70 letters & documents from a Law firm in Scotland. Most, if not all, dated 1885. Unchecked for autographs - and content. Mostly VG.......100-150

 

218. 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

 

219. SIR JOHN MORTIMER [1923-2009] British Barrister, Author, Playwright. Mortimer's most famous creation is a character named Horace Rumpole. SIGNED/inscribed 7x5 photograph............40-60

 

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

 

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

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Portrait of Lee

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

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

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

 

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

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227. [MIXED LOT] multiple items offered here: [1] [GERMANY] Prince MUNSTER von DERNEBURG (1820-1902). Diplomat; German ambassador at London (1873) and Paris (1885-1900); member of International Peace Conference (1899). ALS, German Embassy [London], April 30, no yr., 1p. Not translated. [2] Sir TH. TALFOURD (1795-1854). English judge. Editor of the letters (1837) and memorials (1848) of Charles Lamb. M.P. (1835); introduced and championed international copyright bill (1837); made famous speech as advocate of Edward Moxon, prosecuted for publishing Shelley's Queen Mab. Known for his tragedy "Ion" (1835). Signed postmarked address panel, 1837. Accompanied with portrait engraving [stained]. [3] [US CONGRESSMEN] Album page signed by 3 congressmen on one side and 3 on the other side. Includes: Thomas S. Butler [1855-1928] Pa / F.C. Stevens [1861-1923] MN / Hugh R. Belknap [1860-1901] IL. On the other side: Wallace T. Foot [1864-1910] NY / Josiah D. Hicks [1844-1923] PA. served in the Union 128th Regt. / Wm. McAleer [1838-1912]. VG. [4] Oren E. Long (1889-1965) the tenth Territorial Governor of Hawai'i and served from 1951 to 1953. A member of the Hawai'i Democratic Party, Long was appointed to the office after the term of Ingram M. Stainback. After statehood was achieved he served in the United States Senate, one of the first to represent Hawai'i in that body. SIGNED 3x5 card. VG. [5] GEORGE HARDINGE [1743-1816] English justice & author; the "Jefferies Hardsman" of Lord Byron's DON JUAN; friend of Horace Walpole. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, not dated [watermark 1801], 1p., 4to. To J. Nichols, Editor of the Gentleman's Magazine. "The enclosed has been so generously received by the world that I can venture to request your insertion of it in the Gentleman's Magazine - the most ingenious & the most admired publication of this age." Click to see Hardinge [6] PRINTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT] Message From The President of the United States - Appropriations and expeditures connected with the Indian service. Signed in type by Andrew Johnson. This was printed for the US House of Rep., 39th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 140, June 25, 1866, 5 pages. Click here to see Johnson first page [7] Daniel Wadsworth [1771-1848] of Hartford, Connecticut, was a traveler, amateur artist and architect, and arts patron. He is most remembered as the founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. His ancestors were some of the first Puritan settlers of the Connecticut colony. His father, Jeremiah , was one of the most wealthy men in Hartford and was involved in trade, manufacturing, banking, and insurance. Young Daniel was introduced to the great art and architecture of the royal courts of Europe by his father. Daniel married Faith Trumbull in 1794 and was thus associated with John Trumbull her uncle, one of the period's most celebrated historical painters. In later years, Wadsworth was a leading patron of painter Thomas Cole, considered at the time America's greatest landscape painter. Wadsworth donated a lot on Main Street in Hartford for the Wadsworth Atheneum and provided many of the art objects initially displayed. He also helped Lydia Sigourney with the publication of her first books. CLIP SIGNATURE. [8] [BRITISH] Edward Harold Browne (1811-1891) (usually known as Harold Browne) Bishop of the Church of England. He was a moderating influence in the conflict arising from Essays and Reviews and the Pentateuch criticism of J. W. Colenso. His Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles (2 vols.) 1850, 1853 held its place as a standard work for many years. ALS, 1891, 4pp, 4 x 6". Mail folds. [9] Berkeley Moynihan. 1st Baron Moynihan. (1865-1936). English surgeon, b. Malta. Practiced in Leeds (from 1890); on staff of Leeds General Infirmary (1890-1926); professor, U. of Leeds (1909-26); considered outstanding British surgeon of the day, greatly influential on surgical practice; president, Royal Coll. of Surgeons (1926-32); created baron (1929). Author of Abdominal Operations (1905), Duodenal Ulcer (1910), etc. SIGNED CARD. Toned edges. [10] Augustus Jessopp (1823-1914) English cleric and writer. He spent periods of time as a school master and then later as a clergyman in Norfolk, England. ALS, 1904, 4pp. VG......125-175

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

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

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

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

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

 

233. [FIRST LADY] Portrait of Martha Washington, antique engraved portrait. Paper size approx. 10x7". Unlike her husband, her portrait are not that common. VG..........25-35

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234. [PRESIDENT] Portrait of George Washington, antique engraved portrait. Paper size approx. 10-1/2 x 7". Image approx. 5 x 4". VG..........25-35

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

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

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237. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet. Antique engraved portrait. Paper size approx. 10 x 7". VG. Engraved in 1831........25-35

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

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

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240. [THEATRE] David Garrick [1717-1779] English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century. Antique engraved portrait, image size approx. 5 x 7-1/2". VG. Engraved in 1776........40-60

See Garrick

 

241. Will Durant (1885-1981) was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and published between 1935 and 1975. Signed 1946 bank check, made out to his wife, endorsed by both on verso. VG......50-75

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242. [FRANCE] Andre Spire (1868-1966) French poet, writer and Zionist activist. In 1920, Dr. Chaim Weizmann invites Spire to accompany him to Palestine. Following the defeat of France in 1940, Spire was forced to exile himself to the United States where he was invited to teach French Literature at the New School for Social Research. After the war he returned to France. ALS, 1962, written on page from his book "Souvenirs A Batons Rompus." 5 x 7-3/4. Not translated.............75-100

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

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

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245. [MIXED LOT] [1] Richard James Oglesby (1824-1899) was an Illinois statesman and U.S. Army officer. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He also served Illinois in the legislature. Near the end of the civil war, he was elected the 14th Governor of Illinois, and reelected three times. He was also a U.S. Senator from Illinois. The town of Oglesby, Illinois is named in his honor. Signed card, 1885. [2] Burton Holmes (1870-1958) was an American traveler, photographer and filmmaker, who coined the term "travelogue". Signature. [3] Brander Matthews (1852-1929) Am. writer and educator. Matthews was the first U.S. professor of dramatic literature. Signed card 1901. [4] Charles W. Sawyer (1887-1979) US Secretary of Commerce 1948 to 1953 in the administration of Harry Truman. Signed card. [5] John Boles (1895-1969) American actor. Signed album page. [6] William Henry Wills (1882-1946) 65th Governor of Vermont from 1941 to 1945. Signed card. [7] Eugene Talmadge (1884- 1946) 67th Governor of Georgia from 1933 to 1937, and a third term from 1941 to 1943. Elected to a fourth term in 1946, he died before taking office. Signature. [8] Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. (1901-1969) 67th Governor of Vermont, a United States Senator and a U.S. federal judge. Signed card. [9] Charles P. Taft - signature. [10] plus 14 misc. unidentified signatures.........75-100

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246. [FRANCE] French Mystery document 1574 on vellum, signed, 1-page, approx. 17 x 12-3/4". Speaks of Gilloton, de Vouthallier, Melot, Cheveirin [Nobility]. VG..........125-175

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247. [FILM] Iron Eyes Cody (1904-1999) American actor. He frequently portrayed American Indians in Hollywood films. In 1995, Cody was honored by the American Indian community for his work publicizing the plight of Native Americans, including his acting in films. In 1996, his Italian ancestry was made public. SIGNED BLOCK of six 10 cent red Cloud postage stamps.........25-25

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

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Interesting Book - Magic

249. (ORIENTAL MAGIC) PROFESSOR SAMRI S. BALDWIN. Magician known as The White Mahatma. THE SECRETS OF MAHAIMA LAND EXPLAINED, T. J. Dyson and Son, Brooklyn, New York, 1895. 120 pages. Numerous illustrations of magic tricks. Features such magic tricks as 1. The Great Basket Trick. 2. The Shrine of Koot Hoomi. 3. Buried Alive. 4. Liquid Lightning. 5. Egyptian Sorcery. 6. Lessons in Mesmerism. 7. Clairvoyant Development. 8. Intuitive Intimations. 9. The Mango Tree's Growth. 10. The Burning Fakeers. ll. The Bewitched Stone. 12. Conventrated Hades. 13. A Madras Miracle. 14. Hypnotic Hallucinations. 15. How to be a Medium. 16. Somnomistic Telepathy. A magnificent magic book whose stated purpose, as given on the title page: "Teaching and Explaining the Performances of the Most Celebrated Oriental Mystery Makers and Magicians in all Parts of the World.". Scuffed covers; bumped corners; some white paint spots on front cover; contents very good condition.........400-600

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250. [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

 

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

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252. [ENTERTAINMENT] MIXED LOT: [1] FRED. MACCABE [19th c. Impersonator] Signature. [2] Sims Reeves [1821-1900] was the foremost English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor vocalist of the mid-Victorian era. Signature 1877. [3] Charles Alexander Calvert (1828-1879) British actor and theatre manager noted for Shakespearean "revivals" featuring elaborate staging and historically accurate sets and costumes. AQS. [4] Barry Sullivan (1821-1891) acclaimed stage actor who played many classical parts in England, Australia and America. Signature 1877. [5] Henry James Byron (1835-1884) prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor. Signature 1877. [6] Lavinia Ducrow - actress. Signature. [7] Helen Lemmens Sherrington (1834-1906) was the leading English concert and operatic soprano of the 1860s. Signature 1877. [8] W.T. Wrighton - composer. Signature [1878]. [9] Edith Wynne (1842- 1897) Welsh operatic soprano and concert singer. Signature [1877]. [10] John Coleman - actor. AQS 1877. All have been affixed to album slips............100-150

 

 

Great Episcopal Church Letter - 1877

253. Edward Shippen Watson - Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1870 - 1877.  Wrote on  religious themes. Offered here is an ALS, 8 full page letter to his Bishop [not named], St James Rectory, Lancaster, August 3, 1872. One vertical fold else very good condition. RE: The entire letter is Watson  disagreeing with the Bishop about the "Philadelphia School" which is not where Watson would send Theological students. He is surprised that the Bishop thinks the ability of its professors is unsurpassed; Watson says it's teaching is "low church or Evangelical", it's mind is antagonistic to the mind of the church as stated in the Book of Common Prayer, question of how "they" view the Holy Eucharist, fast, feast, Holy & saints days, daily service for the students. The Bishop is forbidding the General Seminary. Watson says the students' rooms are paid for after months of work finding the money & they would be at sea if the Bishop refuses. Please regard this as an exceptional case & as to the trouble at the Seminary he will caution them again. More discussion of theological matters. Excellent example of intra-church conflIct........100-150

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254. [PORTSMOUTH] John Cutt (b.1694) original 1716 manuscript document, 2pp plus docket page, 8 x 12-5/8". Signed by John and Elizabeth Cutt [& others]. Selling land to John Wentworth in Portsmouth (east end of Burying Place of Cuttses Family) and runs to watermark at Richard Waldron house. Partly separated at folds, old tape repairs.......200-300

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255. New Hampshire Militia - Lt. Col. William Taylor - document signed, 1805, about 15-3/4 x 9-1/2". Archival tape repairs on verso. Return of the 29th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Second Division of Militia, Commanded by William Taylor. Old visible light damp staining........80-120

 

256. [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

 

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

 

258. . [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 6-3/4 x 8 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................50-75

 

 

Ethan Allen & Ft. Ticonderoga

259. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Autograph Letter Signed, 1881, 7 full pages to his wife Marion. He writes about painting: "...I am going to paint....two or three historical subjects...Allen [he's referring to Ethan Allen] in some of his exploits about Ft. Ticonderoga. I am reading about him ...green Mt. Boys....tells all about that part of Vermont, it will be a great pleasure to visit the same scenes this summer & make sketches for the picture..." More follows about his painting plans. Excellent content. In very fresh condition. Provenance: Douglas Volk Estate in Maine...........100-150

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

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

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262. [AMERICANA] Jesse C. Ivy [describes himself as "an old rebel"] writes letter in 1919, from Geiger, Alabama to Geo. Coppins in Newton, Mass. A lengthy 3-page letter full of World War I historic content. Hopefully you are able to read this in scans below. Too much to describe here. Story of Capt. M.H. Ivy and Maj. Gen. W.H. Gordon. VG...........100-150

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263. Joe Redington, Senior (1917-1999) American dog musher and kennel owner, who is best known as the "Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race", a long distance sled dog race run from the Anchorage area to Nome, Alaska. Three signed items. VG...........80-120

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264. [FRANCE] ARCHIVE OF 50+ LETTERS from Baumes-Thion family members, 1860, describing life in France. Mostly lengthy letters; stamps neatly removed......80-120

See above

 

 

Uncle of Abraham Lincoln

265. [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

 

266. (PIONEER KENTUCKY) THO. SPEED (1768-1842) this pioneer was born in Charlotte County, Virginia, and died on his farm near Bardstown, Kentucky. Taught by his father, their family moved to Kentucky in 1782. Thomas Speed was Clerk of the general court; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Danville & Bardstown in 1790; also was a farmer; served as major in War of 1812; elected to U.S. Congress [1817-1819]; contributed articles to the National Intelligencer, Wash. DC. He was buried on his farm, "Cottage Grove," near Bardstown, KY. DS, 1804, 6-1/2 x 5-1/2. Court summons for several men to appear before the judges of the Nelson Circuit Court, to testify on behalf of Joseph Wright. Light toning o/w VG.............75-100

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267. [KENTUCKY PIONEER TEACHER] Sam'l Stevenson - came to Elizabethtown in 1806. He taught school at Hardin Academy for about 2 years. Considered a good teacher, he was afterwards a merchant and served a term in the Ky. State Legislature. Lengthy 1p. Manuscript Document, 1809, Signed by Sam. Stevenson and John A. Stevenson. Concerns Denton Geoghegan and John Johnston [believe him to have been known as Jolly John] in the matter of a debt. Excellent condition. Mentions Hardin Co. Sheriff Isom Enlow, who is interesting because of the rumor that he was the actual father of Abraham Lincoln. Some still believe this today. Charles K. French, the actor, played the part of Isom Enlow in the 1924 movie about Abraham Lincoln. Isom was a neighbor of Tom Lincoln, Abraham's father. The names of Isom, his wife Mary & son Abraham have often been associated with the birth of Abe Lincoln in 1809. Approx. 9-1/2 x 7-3/4 in. ..............200-300

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268. [FRANCE] René-Joseph Tournemine [1661-1739] French Jesuit theologian and philosopher. He founded the Mémoires de Trévoux, the Jesuit learned journal published from 1701 to 1767[, and assailed Nicolas Malebranche with the charges of atheism and Spinozism. His Réflexions sur l'athéisme originated as a preface to the Traité de l'existence de Dieu (1713) by Fénelon, and was an effective direct attack on Spinoza; it argued that 'Spinozism' wasn't practically tenable. A debate with Leibniz on the mind-body problem was prominent in the period. Tournemine taught the young Voltaire, and became a friend. In correspondence from 1735, however, Voltaire was critical of the Jesuit reception of Newton and Locke. Offered here is a rare 3-page ALS, we don't see a date year, 6.5 x 8.5 in. Top left corner shows faint Autograph Dealer stamp and there is a cliiping [in French] from autograph catalog [old]. Very good condition for its age............100-150

 

269. [MUSIC] Angelo Badalamenti [b. 1937] American composer, known for his movie soundtrack , known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga [1990-1992] and Mulholland Drive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. AMQS, inscribed, "Rose's Theme" from "The Straight Story." 10-1/2 x 4-1/4". Two mail fold lines o/w VG.....50-75

See Badalamenti AMQS

 

270 [MUSIC] Michael Colgrass (b. 1932) American-born Canadian musician, composer. Among recent works are Crossworlds (2002) for flute piano and orchestra commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and premiered with soloists Marina Piccinini and Andreas Heafliger. In 2003 he conducted the premiere of his new chamber orchestra version of the Bach-Goldberg Variations with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 1990 he composed Snow Walker for Organ and Orchestra. AMQS from his Pulitzer Prize composition Déjà vu [1978]. Approx. 11 x 5", with one mail fold line. VG..............75-100

See AMQS above

 

271. Major Moses Seymour [1742-1826] American politician who served as an officer in the American Revolution. Major Seymour was born in Hartford, Conn. in 1742 and died in Litchfield, Conn., in 1826. Early in his life, he moved to Litchfield, later becoming captain of a troop of horse in the 17th Connecticut militia regiment. In 1776, he was given the same rank in the 5th cavalry with which he served in repelling Maj. Gen. William Tryon's raid on Danbury, Conn., and at the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne in 1777. He also served as commissary of supplies at Litchfield, which was then a depot for military stores. In 1783, he retired with the rank of major. A Democrat-Republican, or Republican as they generally called themselves, he held the office of town clerk for 37 years from 1789 until his death, was elected annually to the legislature from 1795 to 1811, and was active in the affairs ... of the Episcopal church. He was greatly instrumental in developing the plan to use the proceeds of the sale of the Western Reserve for the promotion of public education. He was also involved in manufacturing hats with his brother, Samuel Seymour. Document Signed, 1804, Litchfield, 1p, folio, granting land to Isaac Thomson. Signed about 5 times by Seymour. Usual folds, else in very good condition. Accompanied by color reproduction portrait of Seymour..........80-120

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272. [MUSIC-THEATRE] Galt MacDermot (b. 1928) Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song African Waltz in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums. AMQS, signed "Galt M", inscribed, from "Hair" - "Let The Sunshine In." 8.5 5.5". VG.......100-150

See AMQS above

 

273. [MUSIC] Sir Henry Joseph Wood [1869-1944] English conductor. Signed, inscribed cabinet photograph, dated 1909. Wood started his career as an organist. VG..........75-100

See Wood

 

274. [MUSIC] Gunther Schuller (b. 1925) American composer, conductor. AMQS, dated Feb. 4, 2000, from "Of Reminiscences and Reflections" [1993]. 9-3/4 x 2-1/2". VG....100-150

See Schuller AMQS

 

275. [MUSIC] David L. Diamond (1915-2005) American composer. ALS, 1993, written on postcard..........35-45

 

276. [MUSIC] Henry Kimball Hadley (1871-1937) American composer and conductor. During his lifetime, Hadley's music was immensely popular, and was a regular part of the repertory of America's top orchestras, and was also performed in Europe. Many legendary conductors performed his music, including Gustav Mahler, Leopold Stokowski, Serge Koussevitzky, and Karl Muck. But recently his music has been largely neglected, although a few recordings of his music have been issued. ALS, no date, 2pp. Rust paperclip mark o/w VG.........50-75

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277. [MUSIC] Edward Jakobowski (1858 - 1927) English composer best known for writing the comic opera Erminie. ALS, 1895, 1p. Old price & other pencil notations erased from top but pencil pressure left its mark o/w in very good condition..........50-75

 

Aide-de-camp to General Marie-Joseph Lafayette

278. [FRANCE] Antoine-Marie Peyre (b Paris 1770-1843) French architect. He received his early training from his father and from his uncle Antoine-Francois Peyre. He was studying architecture at the Academie d'Architecture when the Revolution broke out in 1789. He served in the Garde Nationale and became aide-de-camp to General Marie-Joseph Lafayette. His works include the restoration (1819) of the famous Paris theatre Odeon to its original form following a second fire; buildings on the Quai de l'Horloge (1822-8); buildings for a home for deaf-mutes (1823); the amphitheatre ofthe Conservatoire des Arts et M?tiers (1832); reconstruction of the vaults of the Palais de Justice; and reconstruction of the Conciergerie. He built the theatre at Soissons and restored that at Lille. Peyre also continued to lead an active military career. Fine 2-page ALS, dated Paris 1815 [?]. Interesting long letter to a Count about Paris' Menilmontant's Slaughter House. Fine...............100-150

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During Reign of Henri IV

279. [FRANCE] FRENCH MYSTERY DOCUMENT, 1606 on paper, signed, 2-pages, approx. 7 x 10. Identified as "Purchase of vineyard." VG.......100-150

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280. [WRITERS] Mixed Lot: [1] Dorothy Canfield Fisher [1879-1958] reformer, writer. Signature. [2] J. G. Holland [1819-1881] Am. poet, novelist. Sig. w/sentiment. [3] Park Godwin [1816-1904] Am. journalist. Signature, 1866. [4] Glenway Westcott [1901-1987] Am. writer. Sig. presentation page from book. [5] John Hall Wheelock [1886-1978] Am. poet. Sig. in return address. [6] Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891) was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a Charter Trustee of Vassar College. Signature DATED 1877. [7] Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) American poet, critic, and essayist was born at Hartford, Connecticut. SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT. [8] George V. Hobart [1867-1926] American Playwright. Signature with sentiment, New York, 1908. [9] William Henry Irwin (Will) (1873 - 1948) was a U.S. author, writer and journalist. For the Bohemian Club, he wrote the Grove Play The Hamadryads in 1904. Signature. [10] Rex Beach [1877-1949]. American writer. Fine SIGNATURE.............100-150

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281. Charles R. Van Hise, Ph.D. (1857-1918) American geologist and academic. He served as president of the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1903 to 1918. In 1904, as president of the university, he declared that "the beneficent influence of the university [be] available to every home in the state," later articulated as the "Wisconsin Idea." He was instrumental in the formation of the University of Wisconsin Extension division, which later grew into the University of Wisconsin System. During his tenure, UW's medical college was established, the number of faculty doubled and the university's revenue increased fourfold. Van Hise worked as a consulting geologist for the United States Geological Survey from 1909 -1918 and published several works for them. He served as the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1916. TLS, U. of Wisc., July 3, 1908, 1p, 8.5 x 11". To Ira Remsen, President Carnegie Institution. "Your letter asking me to serve on a committee of the National Academy with reference to the consolidation and correlation of government scientific work is received. While I am sorry to undertake any additional work, the importance of the duty you suggest for me is such that I feel I should accept. This I do, because in the past I have known somewhat intimately of the work of some of the departments of the government, but at present have no connection with any of them." Mail folds o/w VG............75-100

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282. [WW II] EVELYN W. FARRAND. Assist. to Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Chairman of YOUNG AMERICA WANTS TO HELP, operated under the auspices of the British War Relief Society, Inc. Typewritten Letter Signed, New York, July 21, 1941, to Mrs. Burton Musser, the president of the Utah British War Relief Society. One page, 4to. Sending three pages of information on projects for raising funds for immediate aid of the children in Britain to the additional objective of "crystalliz[ing] the sympathy of the youth of America for the youth of Great Britain." Four pages total.........40-60

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283. [FILM] Eddie Bracken (1915- 2002) American actor. ISP, 8 x 10..........25-35

 

284. [THEATRE] Hiram Sherman (1908-1989) American actor. Born in Boston, Mass., Sherman made his Broadway debut as a playwright with the short-lived comedy Too Much Party in 1934. It proved to be his sole attempt at writing. Two years later he made his first appearance as an actor in Horse Eats Hat. Additional theatre credits include Julius Caesar, Very Warm for May, Cyrano de Bergerac, Boyd's Daughter (which he directed as well), Mary, Mary, Two's Company, and How Now, Dow Jones, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the latter two. Sherman's many television credits include such early anthology series as Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, The Alcoa Hour, and Hallmark Hall of Fame and a regular role on Tammy Grimes' eponymous comedy series. His feature films included The Solid Gold Cadillac and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. TLS, Signed Hiram, 1957, 1p, to Mrs. Easley regarding medal going to Eli-Drama League. VG...........35-45

 

285. [MIXED LOT] [1] ALBERT N. ANDROSSOV - Consul, Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. TLS, 1976, 1p. Re: locating certain persons. [2] Earl of Spencer - signed card dated 1922. [3] Herbert G. Miles - British general. Signed card. [4] Stephen McKenne - signed card dated 1930. [5] Joseph Medill (1823-1899) American newspaper editor and publisher, and politician. He was co-owner and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and was Mayor of Chicago. [6] Josephine Daskam (Mrs. Selden Bacon) (1876-1961) American writer of great versatility. She is chiefly known as a writer who made the point of having female protagonists. Signature. [7] William F. Havemeyer (1804-1874) was a German American businessman and politician of New York who served three times as the Mayor of New York City: from 1845&endash;1846, 1848&endash;1849 and from 1873 until his death in 1874. Signed card 1873. [8] James O'Neill (1847-1920) actor and the father of the American playwright Eugene O'Neill. Signature 1908. [9] James L. Dozier - American Brigadier General. TLS, 1982, 1p. [10] William J. Harris [1865-1932] US senator from Ga. Signed card. [11] Vermont - 1851 court document [12] 1856 printed Gov. Doc from Sec. of the Treasury, James Guthrie about Norfold Custon-House, 1p. [13] Singer Sewing Co. letter dated 1869.........80-120

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286. [MIXED LOT] [1] Louise Creighton, née von Glehn (1850-1936) British author of books on historical and socio-political topics, and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE [2] Eleanor Painter (1891 - 1947) American opera singer. She had a successful career of almost two decades. Pencil signature on card with sentiment. [3] Commodore John Downes (1786 &endash; 1854) was an officer in the United States Navy, whose service covered the first half of the 19th century. Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Downes in honor of him. Clip signature. [4] John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) American Methodist Episcopal bishop. Clip signature. [5] George Madden Martin (1866-1946) American fiction writer. ANS, 1924. [6] Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) U.S. Representative from Connecticut, father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour. Clip signature. [6] William Howitt (1792-1879) English author. Clip signature. [7] Emma Speed Sampson author who wrote the last 5 books from The Bluebird Books series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. Signature, inscribed [pencil] 1923. [8] James Parton (1822-1891) England-born American biographer. He was the most popular biographer of his day in America. AQS, New York, March 10, 1864. "I welcome Maryland to the union of Free States! Jas. Parton." [9] Alice May (1847 -1887), sometimes known as Louise Allen, was an English singer and actress, perhaps best remembered as the creator of the soprano role of Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer (1877). Clip signature. Light stain. [10] John Ransom Buck (1835-1917) U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Signature..........60-80

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287. [MUSIC] Ray Conniff (1916- 2002) American bandleader and arranger. AMQS - bar from "Somehere My Love" on 3x5 card. Fine..........50-75

 

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

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

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290. [MUSIC] Radie Britain [1899-1994] female Texas composer. A bar of two of handwritten musical notes from "Epiphyllum", signed. Approx. 8 x 3-3/4. Fine..............30-40

 

NOTED INDIAN FIGHTER

291. [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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Pioneer Baptist Preacher

292. [HARDIN CO. KENTUCKY] Isaac Hodgen [1779-1826] Virginia born Kentucky pioneer Baptist preacher. He is said to have been swept up in the great religious movements of the early 1800s that have been recorded as almost phenomenal in character. He joined the Severn's Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, and in 1803 became a member of the Nolynn Church when it was organized; he was licensed to preach by the Nolynn Church. He preached at several churches but his life was chiefly spent as a traveling evangelist. Signed manuscript document, 1802, approx. 7-3/4 x 10-3/4". William Ferrister [Forrister according to Hardin County Census of 1800] and Jas. Haycraft were taken into custody by Sheriff Robert Hodgen, held in sum of 500 pounds. John Merifield sues Forrister for "salt & Battery". It appears that Isaac Hodgen also penned the body of this writ. Signed by Jas. Haycraft and Forrister signs by making his "X" mark. VG.........100-150

 

293. LINCOLN'S KENTUCKY - 1795 manuscript document from Hardin Co., Kentucky, written and signed by David MAY [d. 1798] Court Clerk in Elizabethtown. He held this position from 1795 until his death. E-town was laid out in 1793 but not organized with trustees until 1797. A summons for Cornelius Merry. Of greater interest is the docket signature of Samuel Haycraft Sr. on the verso. He owned considerable land in the Mill Creek section. His farm adjoined that of the Lincolns, the two families being good friends. Haycraft Sr. [1752-1823], along with Andrew Hynes & Thomas Helm are credited with having established the settlement in Severns Valley which became Elizabethtown. He built the first mill in the valley in 1797. Lincoln's father was employed in that mill. VG. Approx. 6-1/4 x 4". Rare!................100-150

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294. [KENTUCKY PIONEER] JACOB LARUE [1744-1821] Pioneer. It is believed that he made several trips to Kentucky prior to moving there in 1798. As early as 1783, some 18,000 acres were entered in his name. He lived the life of a quiet and respected planter. He held for some years the position of Justice of the Peace for Hardin County. Manscript Document Signed by Larue. Also signed by Abraham Miller and another whose signature we are not able to identify. On the verso Ann Murphy signs for James Murphy. In this 1814 document Jacob Larue promises to pay $89 to James Murphy. No place mentioned but this is from the Elizabethtown area. 8x5 in..............100-150

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Larue - back side

 

295. (KENTUCKY PIONEER) CHAS. HELM [b. Va. 1777-1821?] elected to the state senate in 1812, serving four terms; during War of 1812 he served under Capt. [later Maj. Gen.] John Thomas, in the 2nd Regt. of Ky. Mounted Militia. DS, [Elizabethtown, Ky.] 1804, 7-3/4 x 12". Also signed by Asa Coombes, Jacob Linder, James Love, & John Coombes. Signed [very ink ink] on verso by Luke Calvin. Promise to pay document. Prominent stain..........200-300

 

296. [MIXED LOT] various autographs: [1] John G. Palfrey (1796-1881), American historian, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated at Harvard, 1815, and became a Unitarian minister, being pastor of the Brattle Square church, Boston, 1818-1831. He was professor of sacred literature in the Harvard divinity school, 1830-1839. Entering politics, he was secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1844-1847; a representative in Congress, 1847-1849; and postmaster of Boston, 1861-1867. He was editor of the North American Review, 1835-1843. As a writer he is best known by his History of New England to the revolutionary war, in five volumes, of which the first appeared in 1859 and the last posthumously in 1890. ALS, [Nov. 3, 1863], 1p. To Sibley, librarian at Harvard asking for particular books. Lightly toned [not bad]. [2] Benj. Huntington (1736-1800) American lawyer, jurist and politician from Norwich, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War with the rank of General. He later served Connecticut as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the First United States Congress. In 1775 he was appointed, by the legislature of his native State, on the committee of safety, appointed to advise with the Governor of the State during the recess of the legislature. Only the ablest men and truest patriots of that trying day, would have been put upon that important committee. Again, in 1778, on the recommendation of Washington, he was appointed by the legislature, one of the convention to be held in New Haven, for the regulation of the army. From 1780 to 1784, and again in 1787 and 1788, he was a member of the Continental Congress; and when the new government went into operation, in 1789, he was chosen to represent Connecticut in the First Congress of the United States. CLIP SIGNATURE. See signature [3] 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. See Legge signature [4] A.P. STANLEY [1815-1881] Dean of Westminster [1864-1881]. ALS, Megginch Castle, 1876, 1p, 8vo. On mourning stationary. See letter [5] WM. LYON PHELPS [1865-1943]. American educator and critic, b. New Haven, Conn. On Yale faculty (1892-1933), professor (1901-33). Author of Essays on Modern Novelists (1910), Essays on Russian Novelists (1911), The Advance of the English Novel (1916), The Advance of English Poetry (1918), The Twentieth Century Theatre (1918), As I Like It (1923), What I Like in Poetry (1934), What I Like in Prose (1934), Autobiography with Letters (1939). TLS, 1925, 1p, 8vo. To Miss Mason. cannot accept invitation. Fine. See letter [6] John Van Ness Yates [1779-1839] prominent New York lawyer, Democratic-Republican politician, and Secretary of State from 1818 to 1826. He was born in Albany to Robert Yates, a prominent Anti-Federalist attorney and jurist. He became a lawyer after clerking in the office of John Vernon Henry. He held a number of offices in Albany, and was one of the first trustees of the Albany United Presbyterian Church. He was a captain of a light infantry company in 1806, master in chancery in 1808, recorder of the city 1809-1816, and New York Secretary of State 1818-1826. He co-authored History of the State of New-York: Including Its Aboriginal and Colonial Annals (1826). Document signed, NY Supreme Ct., 1812, 1p, 8 x 6-1/2" [7] MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research. See signatures [8] Dr. Michael DeBakey - famous heart surgeon. Signed card. [9] Andrew Oliver (1815-1889), U.S. Representative from New York. Signature. [10] John C. Kunkel (1898-1970) Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania..........100-150

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297. [FILM] Charlton Heston (1923-2008) American actor. Signed movie still photo from "The Ten Commnadments. VG...........35-45

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298. William Wallace CAMPBELL (1862-1938), American astronomer, who pioneered in the use of spectroscopy to study the motions of stars. Born in Hancock Co., Ohio, Campbell was educated at the University of Michigan. His Stellar Motions (1913) and catalog of nearly 1000 stellar velocities became the classic works in the field. Through his studies of planetary atmospheres, Campbell was also one of the first to declare (1894) Mars unsuitable to life as known on earth. Campbell was director of Lick Observatory (1901-30) and president of the University of California (1923-30). He later served as president of the National Academy of Sciences (1931-35). TLS, Lick Observatory, U. of Calif., 1908, 1p, 4to. To Dr. Ira Remsen, President National Academy of Sciences. "I have decided to accept the appointment to the Committee of the National Academy of Science, though regretting the interruption that this duty will make to my regular work. I shall be interested to have, as early as possible, information as to the meetings of the Committee. My time between the twentieth and the thirtieth of August is heavily mortgaged already; but I judge that Committee meetings could not be held with advantage between these dates." Dr. Ira Remsen (1846-1927) was an American chemist and educator, b. New York City. First professor of chemistry, Johns Hopkins U. (1876-1913); president, Johns Hopkins U. (1901-13). Founded American Chemical Journal (1879) and edited it (1879-1913). Conducted investigations both in organic and in inorganic chemistry; discovered saccharin; discovered Remsen' s law on prevention of oxidation in methyl and other groups. Remsen has written in ink at bottom of letter - "Referred to President R.S. Woodward, Chairman, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC." Rare combination................200-300

 

 

Napoleon's Wars

299. [FRANCE] Napoleon's Wars - Invasion of German Troops. Document Signed Loppin de Gemeaux, 1815, 1p, 7-3/4 x 9-1/4". Between Austerlitz and Waterloo, Wurtemberg's troops occupied France and requisitioned horses, food and supplies for their troops. This document concerns the requisition of hay, bread, beef, etc. Loppin de Gemeaux was the Mayor of Gemeaux and good friend of Voltaire and Rousseau. Worthy of further research. Accompanied by a smaller unsigned document with amounts paid. Excellent condition...........100-150

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300. [MUSIC] Andy Gibb (1958-1988) English singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of the family whose other male siblings formed the Bee Gees. SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO. VG......100-150

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301. [CZARIST RUSSIA] War Bond - 50 Ruble 5-1/2% short term bond issued by the Russian Government for one billion rubles, in 1915, with 6 of the original 20 coupons still attached. One page, folio. Green ink on tan paper. Czarist eagle at head. Folds o/w VG.........40-60

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

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303. [FILM] Sissy Spacek (b. 1949) i American actress. SIGNED 7x5 photo. VG...........25-35

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SIGNED BY 12

304. [THE ARTS] American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Ceremonial Program 1983. SIGNED by 12 (3 unidentified) members of Arts, Literature and Music. SIGNED on Cover by: Wolf Kahn (b. 1927) Am. painter. € William Maxwell (1908-2000) Am. novelist and editor. € George Rickey (1907-2002) Am. kinetic sculptor. € Michael Graves (b. 1934) Am. architect. One of The New York Five, Graves has become a household name with his designs for domestic products sold at Target stores. € Eric Bentley (b.1916) renowned critic, playwright, singer, editor and translator. € John McPhee (b.1931) is a writer widely considered one of the pioneers of creative nonfiction. Like Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson, he helped kick-start the "new journalism" which, in the 1960s, revolutionized nonfiction by incorporating techniques from novels and other forms of fiction. € Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) African-American composer. € Richard Meier (b.1934) influential contemporary American architect known for his rationalist designs and the use of the color white. € Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) Am. poet. Fine condition..........200-300

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

 

306. [FILM] Warner Baxter (1889-1951) American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1928-1929 Academy Awards. He started his movie career in silent movies. Baxter's most notable silent films are probably The Great Gatsby (1926) and The Awful Truth (1925). Today The Great Gatsby is one of many lost films of the silent era. When talkies came out, Baxter became even more famous. Baxter's most notable talkies are In Old Arizona (1929) 42nd Street (1932), and the 1931 20 minute short film, The Slippery Pearls. Signed Royal Hawaiian Hotel postcard 1938. Mounting traces on verso.......60-80

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307. [FILM] John Phillip Law (1937-2008) American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the 1968 science fiction cult classic anti-war film Barbarella, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine. He also gained attention as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Signed 8x10 movie still photo from Barbarella. VG............25-35

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308. [EARLY FILM] Estelle Taylor (1894-1958) American Hollywood actress whose career was most prominent during the silent film era of the 1920s. SIGNED vintage 5x7 photo. Signed in white ink. VG........40-60

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309. [FILM] Richard Farnsworth (1920-2000) American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Signed 10x8 photo. VG...........30-40

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310. [FILM] John Travolta (b. 1954) American actor. Signed, original artwork showing a Christmas Tree, dated 1996, approx. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2". VG............40-60

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

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

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

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

 

316. [ART] Lawrence "Larry" Calcagno (1913-1993) American painter. Benefiting from the G.I. Bill in 1947 Lawrence Calcagno enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. His teachers were Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still along with instructors, Edward Corbett and Richard Diebenkorn. In 1950 he left California School of Fine Arts for Europe. He went to Paris, France to study at L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1951 he went to Florence to study the Renaissance. He enrolled at the Instituto d'Arte Statale. He held several prominent teaching positions. ALS, 1989, 1p full page, 8.5 x 11". Written to a collector saying "I always try to encourage young artists and emerging collectors...." he then offers a silk screen print for $250 done in 1971 saying that the price is less than half. VG.........75-100

 

About The Great Art Teacher Hans Hofmann

317. [ART] Karl Kasten (1916-2010) American artist who studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, and who is perhaps considered the most important art teacher of the 20th century in America. Kasten was a painter-printmaker-educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kasten was also an editorial cartoonist and Arts Editor for The Daily Californian newspaper. His cartoons regularly featured reflections on the New Deal and the conflicts in Europe. By coincidence the success of Berkeley's Golden Bears also marked an interesting chapter in Kasten's artistic adventure. As part of the Rally Committee, Kasten designed and directed the card stunts for the 1938 Rose Bowl against Alabama's Crimson Tide. The card sequence depicted Berkeley's Campanile covered over by a surging red tide. As the tide receded, a bear appeared in a rowboat and rowed across the tide. Cal won, 13-0. Kasten describes the stunts as, "The greatest work of art I ever did." He went on to complete his B.A and M.A at UC Berkeley. Following his graduation he taught briefly at the California School of Fine Arts but the attack on Pearl Harbor led him to wartime service. On D-Day he was promoted to Captain and put in charge of the Intelligence unit of the Battalion. Kastens' memories of the war are dark and he recalls bluntly, "My job was to kill people," and "I was pretty miserable inside." In the early '50s Kasten experimented with Cubism and non-objective painting but after studying at the Hans Hofmann School in Provincetown, Mass in '51 he turned to Abstract Expressionism. Hoffman's modern art philosophy stressed "pictorial structure, spatial illusion, and color relationships." In her biography of the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism Susan Landauer noted Kasten as the artist who came closest to these tenets. Of that period Kasten said, "It was a great period to work in. Just letting things flow and seeing what happens... I think I got more color into painting during that time than most guys." n addition to his wide record of painting exhibitions, Karl Kasten is known worldwide as a master printer. In 1950, he established the Printmaking program and a course in Materials and Techniques at UC Berkeley. Kasten exhibited in the São Paulo Bicentennial and World Print III Traveling Show, as well as the M. H. de Young Museum and California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. His works are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Oakland Art Museum; San Jose Museum of Art; New York Public Library; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum; Achenback Collection; Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes; Auckland City Museum, New Zealand; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Offered here is a 2-page TLS, 1972, about Hans Hofmann. VG...........150-250

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

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320. [MIXED LOT] [1] William Barrett Washburn (1820-1887) American politician from Massachusetts who served in the US senator & congressman and as the 28th Governor of Massachusetts. CLIP SIGNATURE. [2] [IRAN] Abol-hassan Banisadr [b. 1933] was the first President of Iran following the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy. He has signed a blue lined 3x5 card with his signature in English & Arabic. [3] [ROYALTY] Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth of Cambridge (1833-1897) was a member of the British Royal Family, granddaughter of George III. She later held the title of Duchess of Teck by marriage. Mary Adelaide is remembered as the mother of Queen Mary, the consort of George V. She was one of the first Royals to patronise a wide range of charities. CLIP SIGNATURE. Closely cropped at top [see scan]. See signature [4] PERCIVAL CHUBB [1860-1960] Leader of The Ethical Society of St. Louis. Chubb began searching as a young man in his native England for a way to make sense of, overcome, and change the intolerable human conditions brought on by the Industrial Revolution. In 1883, he founded "The Fellowship of the New Life," an intellectual discussion and study group dedicated to developing models of alternative societies. A complementary group, the Fabian Society, advocated ways to implement these model ideas in through the current political system. When the Fellowship foundered, Chubb discovered the Ethical Culture movement. In 1889, he sailed to America, teaching English in a Brooklyn high school before accepting a post with the New York Society's Ethical Culture School. During this period he established his reputation for the dramatic arts, using pageants and festivals as a pedagogical tools. In 1910, five years after his wife, Louise, died of tuberculosis, Chubb married Anna Sheldon, the widow of Walter Sheldon. He became Leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis in 1911. Signed & inscribed to Douglas Volk [noted American painter], his pamphlet An Ethical Critique of Atheism, Theoretical and Practical, dated 1931 in ink. [5] Charles Franklin Craig (1872-1950) AMERICAN PHYSICIAN AND COLONEL in US Army, serving in Havana, Cuba [1899]. A contributor to the field of tropical and parasitic diseases for a full half-century, Charles Franklin Craig probably made a more distinctive impress on students of American tropical medicine than any of his colleagues and associates. Signed bank check, 1922. VG. [6] Jefferson Davis - printed government document, "Letter from The Secretary of War", regarding the office of the QUARTERMASTER GENERAL. Signed in type BY JEFF DAVIS AS SEC. OF WAR, FEB. 2, 1857, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. Approx. 5-1/2 x 9". VG. See above document.................60-80

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321. Kentucky Pioneer Document, 1802, from Hardin County [Elizabethtown], 1p, 8 x 10". Signed by Asa Coombs, William Clark and Christopher [?]. VG..........50-75

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

 

323. SHOW BIZ - mixed lot of actors, actresses, and entertainers: [1] Beatrice Straight (1914-2001) American theatre, film, and television actress. Hers remains the shortest acting performance in a film to win an Oscar. In her winning role in the 1976 film Network, she was on screen for five minutes and forty seconds, the shortest time ever for the winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also received an Emmy nomination for her role in The Dain Curse. Straight can also be recognized as Dr. Lesh in Poltergeist. TLS, 1984, 1p. She answers the question of what she would like to be remembered for. VG [2] Harry McNaughton [1896-1967] actor. Signature w/sentiment. Nice. [3] Anton Lang - he played the Christ in the passion play in the 1920s and '30s. Anton Lang was known for his German Art Pottery. Anton Lang was a German/American potter and was also a noted studio potter in Ohio. The Lang family was very prominent in Oberammergau. When he became too old to be an actor, he read the prologue. He was a member of the Nazi party and, as such, was initially banned from the entertainment industry after World War II. In a response to a petition to "de-nazify" him and restore his participation in the performance, Billy Wilder, the American director, supposedly stated that he "had no problem with Lang playing the role of Christ in the passion play, provided they used real nails! Signed card "Anton Lang, Christ 1900/10/22. Passion Play Anton Lang played the Christ in the passion play in the 1920s and '30s. Anton Lang was known for his Oberammergau German Art Pottery. See Anton Lang [4] (ACTORS) Signatures: UNCLE JIM [Fred Allen Show], BARBARA JEFFORD, GLYNIS JONES, & Rita (Litton] on greeting card. [5] John Qualen (1899-1987) Canadian-American character actor of Norwegian heritage who specialized in Scandinavian roles. Eventually making it to Broadway, he got his big break as the Swedish janitor in Elmer Rice's Street Scene. His movie career began when he recreated the role in the film version. This was followed by his appearance in John Ford's Arrowsmith (1931) which began a more than thirty year membership in the director's "stock company", with important supporting roles in The Searchers (1956), Two Rode Together (1961) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Cheyenne Autumn. Appearing in well over one hundred films, and acting extensively on television into the 1970s, Qualen performed many of his roles with various accents, usually Scandinavian, often intended for comic effect. Three of his more memorable roles showcase his versatility. Qualen assumed a Midwestern dialect as Muley, who recounts the destruction of his farm by the bank in Ford's The Grapes of Wrath, and as the confused killer Earl Williams in Howard Hawks' classic comedy His Girl Friday. As Berger, the jewelry-selling Norwegian Resistance member in Michael Curtiz' Casablanca, he essayed a light Scandinavian accent, but put on a thicker Mediterranean accent as the homeward-bound fisherman Locota in William Wellman's The High and the Mighty. OFFERED HERE IS A SIGNED sheet asking two questions. His answers are in another's handwriting but he has signed at conclusion. The answer to first question is: Be honest, be humble and work hard. In answering what he'd like to be remembered for he lists 3 films: Grapes of Wrath, The Country Doctor and Big Hand forLittle Lady. Then he says "I'd also like to be remembered in somebody's will." 8-1/2 x 11". Fine. [6] Guy Lombardo [1902-1977] Band leader. Signed 8x10 photo [creased]. [7] Lainie Kazan (b. 1940) American actress and singer. Signed Rainbow News sheet where she appeared with Tony Bennett, plus several other starts. Signed only by Kazan. [8] Jean Pierre Aumont (1911- 2001) French actor, and holder of the Legion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre for his World War II military service. Signature. [9] Tony Franciosas [1928-2006] American film, TV, and stage actor. Signed card. [10] Mary Steenburgen - actress. Sig., inscribed to John 8x10 photo.......80-120

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324. [BASEBALL] Duke Snider [1926-2011] elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. Signed, inscribed Living Legends portrait print, 8x10......40-60

 

325. [BASEBALL] Johnny Podres (1932-2008) American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is perhaps best remembered for being named the Most Valuable Player of the 1955 World Series, pitching a shutout in Game 7 against the New York Yankees to help bring the Dodgers their first World Series title. He later led the National League in earned run average and shutouts in 1957, and in winning percentage in 1961. SIGNED & INSCRIBED 8X10 PHOTO as a player.............25-35

 

326. Oleg Cassini (1913-2006) French-born American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. He became the exclusive costume designer for his then-wife, American film and stage actress Gene Tierney. His designs appeared in eleven of Tierney's films in the 1940s and 50s. Signed 8x10 photo. VG..........40-60

 

Original Etching by Boilot

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

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

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Portrait of Crosby

 

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

 

330. [AMERICANA] 3 1/4 PAGE FOLDED STAMPLESS letter, dated Boston, Ma., 1833, from an attorney representing a woman who left her bigamist husband. She was claiming her piano, china, mirror, chairs & her share in their house. Red Boston cds postmark, paid marking, 18-3/4 rate. to NYC. Some separation at fold lines...........30-40

 

331. [VIRGINIA] Original engraving of Episcopal Church at Richmond, Virginia. This dates to 1834. image approx. 6 x 7.5" plus margins. Known today as the Monumental Church, it stands at 1224 E. Broad Street between N. 12th and College Streets in Richmond, Virginia. Designed by architect Robert Mills, it is one of America's earliest and most distinctive Greek Revival churches and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a National Historic Landmark and is located in the Court End historic district. Monumental Church was built between 1812 and 1814 to commemorate the 72 people who died on the site in the December 26, 1811 Richmond Theatre fire . The building consists of two parts: a crypt and a church. The crypt is located beneath the sanctuary and contains the remains of those claimed by the fire. The church is an octagonal construction of brick and Aquia sandstone with a stucco coat. The site of Monumental Church was known initially as the first Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences in America, or "The Theatre Square." Chevalier Quesnay de Beaurepaire, a French officer in the Revolutionary army, had developed the idea for the academy but the plan was abandoned due to the war. In 1786 on this site Richmond's first theatre was built, which had the appearance of a "barn-like building." The Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1788 was held in this building beginning on June 3 for three weeks "after first convening in the temporary capitol at Cary and fourteenth streets." Among the many individuals in attendance were James Madison, John Marshall, James Monroe, Edmund Pendleton, George Wythe, George Nicholas, Edmund Randolph, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee and Patrick Henry. This building was destroyed by fire in 1802 and the Richmond Theatre would replace it. Following the 1811 theatre fire, the church was commissioned by Chief Justice John Marshall and designed by architect Robert Mills, the first American-born architect, the only pupil of Thomas Jefferson and the architect of the Washington Monument and White House of the Confederacy. Mills "had a reputation for being particularly concerned with fireproofing," probably owing to his work on Monumental, and later in his career designed Charleston's Fireproof Building as a testament to that fact. Monumental Church established the first Sunday School program in Richmond on Nov. 20, 1817. Famous parishioners included Chief Justice John Marshall whose family occupied pew No. 23, Edgar Allan Poe, whose foster parents the Allans were members and occupied pew No. 80, the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited Richmond in 1824, William Mayo of Powhatan and the Chamberlayne family. VG...........40-60

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332. [THEATRE] Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) American stage actress, writer, and theater owner and producer. Offered here from her estate is her Phillips plastic credit card in her married name, Katharine McClintic.........50-75

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

 

Gun Factory For Russia

334. (RUSSIA) 3 pp. Mss. Letter, St. Petersburgh [Russia], Aug. 30, 1862 (?) from W. Blake (?) to an unknown "My dear Sir." The writer, an Englishman, had been invited to Russia to discuss the terms on which he woud erect a factory for the Russian government. "The Artillery Committee having reported that my system of building is indispensable for larger guns even if the material be the best cast steel." He also asks that a foreman be sent over who would be able "to execute repairs & odd jobs without consulting the manager." He gives the wages per year. Minor defect where removed from a scrapbook. Sounds like a letter worthy of further research.............50-75

 

335. Melville Cane (1879-1980) American poet and lawyer. As a Columbia University student Cane worked as a reporter at the New York Evening Post and also wrote [poetry]. Cane earned his law degree in 1905 and later specialized in [copyright law]. Cane was a legal counsel to notable writers like Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William Saroyan, and Thomas Wolfe and also served on the board of directors for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. Cane was also awarded the Frost Medal by the Poetry Society of America in 1971 for lifetime achievement. Offered here is a signed 6-line handwritten poem titled "Casually." On 8.5 x 11 sheet. VG.........50-75

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Walt Kuhn Talks About His Health

347. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. ALS, Ogunquit, Maine., written on both sides of 6x7" sheet. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked Aug. 23, 1943. Very good content letter, especially so because he talks about his health problems. "I have been quite shocked at my condition and I certainly don't want to turn into some sort of an invalid. I have had some serious talks with Jensen, gone over our whole problem...." Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............250-350

Kuhn page 1

Kuhn page 2

 

Walt Kuhn Talks Marsden Hartley

348. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. Superb ALS, Ogunquit, Maine., written on both sides of 8-1/2 x 10-3/4" sheet. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera & daughter, Brenda. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked Sept. 4, 1943. Excellent content letter written 2 days after the death of fellow artist Marsden Hartley. Among other things he has been up to Kuhn mentions becoming interested in painting "Marines" [seascapes] ".....I see great promise in painting Marines but it will take a whole season to find the key to the problem...." Perhaps most important is Kuhn saying "...I see where Marsden Hartley has passed on. He was an artist all right in a fragmentary way (like all his kind) no training what-so ever, and no self dicipline. He came to my Durand R. Show. His remark was "Well I do have to admit your things have poetry>' What an awful life be must have had. I'm glad he had his last fling, parading up and down in front of Rosy's..." Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............600-900

Kuhn page 1

Kuhn page 2

The envelope

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

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

Portrait of Morpeth

 

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

See Moncrieff

 

352. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

353. MYSTERY LOT - 9 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

Signed by William F. Buckley

354. [SIGNED BOOK] William F. Buckley Jr. - American author, journalist and conservative commentator. He founded the influential conservative political magazine National Review in 1955 and the award-winning television show Firing Line in 1966. His tiny typical red signature on flyleaf of his book "RACING THROUGH PARADISE", 1st. edition, 1987, 344pp, with excellent dust jacket.........50-75

 

355. [BRITAIN] William Frederick CHAMBERS [1786-1855] a leading 19th century London physician. ALS, 1840, 1p, 4-1/4 x 7, laid down. Not in his power to go to Kensington Square...............25-35

 

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

 

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

See Houghton

 

LARGE ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

358. Large original etching, portrait of Abraham Lincoln, unsigned, artist is James S. King [1852-1925] who specialized in portraits, image approx. 18 x 14 in. plus margins. The image and the area surrounding the image, the portion that would show after being matted & framed, is very good. There are numerous faults along edges that will not show. Striking image. James S. King was born in New York City in 1852 and studied at the Art Student's League, National Academy of Design, Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Paris with Gerome and Bonnat. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club and the Allied Artists of America. King was active in exhibiting at the Parrish Art Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Boston Art Club; National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago; the Corcoran Gallery; and the Society of Independent Artists.............400-600

Lincoln 1

Lincoln - full view

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

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360. [CW] Joseph King Fenno Mansfield (1803-1862) was a career United States Army officer, civil engineer, and a Union general in the American Civil War, mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam. Steel-engraved portrait. Image area is suitable for framing with autograph if you are lucky enough to have one...........20-30

See engraving

 

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

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

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

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

See picture of Moran

 

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

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

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Extraordinary Letter About Hans Hofmann

367. [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

 

English Mixed Lot

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

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369. [ART] Will Barnet [b. 1911] American artist Signed poscard reproduction of his work "Sleeping Child." Approx. 4-3/4 x 6-1/4...........50-75

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370. [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

 

STEP-UNCLE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

371. 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. Manuscript Document Signed, no place mentioned but Hardin Co., KY, 1809, 1-page, approx. 9 x 5 in. A promise to pay Nathaniel Wickcliff. Witness signatures of (looks like) Solomon Quercy & ARCHIBALD McDONALD - was a very interesting character, according to Sam. Haycraft Jr. [historian], who came to Elizabethtown around 1800. He was the first tailor, keeping no shop, but going to people's homes. He was also a dancing master, wore knee breeches, and was quite proud of his ability to use high sounding words. He once used profane language at a debating society, when he was at a loss for a word. He was reprimanded by the chairman and sat down with the reply: "Inevitably." He was an unusual person at this little frontier town VG.............200-300

 

Archive of Letters to Singer Sewing Co.

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

 

 

RARE WALT KUHN LETTER

373. [ART] Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) famous American artist, born in New York City. After studying in many European countries, he helped organize the Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art, New York City, 1913). He is known chiefly for his vigorous paintings of circus performers, chorines, and trapeze athletes. His Blue Clown (1931, Whitney Museum, New York City) is one the most popular examples of his work. Kuhn helped introduce the techniques and theories of modern art to the American public and to many American artists. A major article appeared in ART & AUCTION magazine [Jan. 2002] about Walt Kuhn because one of his paintings brought $1.1 million [Sothebys May 2001]. The article is about the art world taking another look at Walt Kuhn and whether the recent sale will cause a rise in prices. Offered here is a rare AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "W", 1943, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 8 x 10 in. Included the envelope addressed to his wife so actually he pens his own name in the form of Mrs. Walt Kuhn. Written in ink. Mail folds o/w very good condition. Walt Kuhn was nothing if not colorful. Six-feet tall, big-boned and rangy, with a crggy face and rasping voice, no one who felt the full shock of that hawk-like personality, with its fierce independence, will ever forget him. He was a loner with a too-heathy dose of distrust. And he refused to take part in the big annual anthologies of American painting. The only one he regularly supported was the Whitney's. In fact Walt Kuhn avoided most group activities; he considered them alien to the artist's essentially lonely nature. He was a truly singular individual. In 1949, U.S. diplomat and collector W. Averell Harriman bought Kuhn's WHITE CLOWN [1929], from the artist widow for $100,000, it was the highest price ever paid for a contemporary American painting. The painting is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.............250-350

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374. [TV] Lea Thompson (b. 1961) American actress and director. She is best known for her 1990s NBC situation comedy Caroline in the City and her portrayal of Marty McFly's mother in the Back to the Future trilogy. Signed/inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........20-30

 

375. [BUSINESS] DONALD TRUMP - signed 1957 FDC honoring American Flag. Stamp addressed. Still nice......................35-45

 

376. [BUSINESS] DONALD TRUMP - signed & inscribed 3x5 card.....20-30

 

377. [FILM] LLOYD BRIDGES [1913-1998] American actor. Bridges starred in television series, and appeared in more than 150 films. Signed/inscribed 8 x 10 photo. VG.......25-35

 

378. Isabel Hampton Robb [1860-1910] one of the founders of modern American nursing theory and one of the most important leaders in the history of nursing. She graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1883. After gaining experience working as a nurse in Rome she traveled back to the United States to take a position as superintendent of nursing at the Cook County Hospital nursing school in Chicago . In her time as head of the nursing program there she implemented an array of reforms that set standards for nursing education. Most of these standards are still followed today. One of her most notable contributions to the system of nursing education was the implementation of a grading policy for nursing students. Students would need to prove their competency in order to receive qualifications. In 1889 she was appointed head of the new Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, where she continued to suggest reforms, participated in teaching, and published the text Nursing: Its Principles and Practice. After five years at Johns Hopkins she married Dr. Hunter Robb, and resigned to follow him to his new position as professor of gynecology at Case Western Reserve University. The Bullough article reports that she herself became a professor of gynecology. However, documents from Case Western and reference books differ from this account. Instead, they show that she worked with Cleveland's new Lakeside Hospital Training School for Nurses, the nucleus for Case Western's future School of Nursing. She also wrote two more books, Nursing Ethics(1900) and Educational Standards for Nurses (1907). Other accomplishments include terms as president of American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses (now known as National League for Nursing), and of the organization that became the American Nurses Association. She was also one of the founders of the American Journal of Nursing. Offered here ia an ALS, Cleveland, Dec. 4, no yr., 4pp, 4-1/2 x 7. She mentions that she has two or three letters from Miss Nightingale, and that she might be able to send one of them but she has apparently misplaced them as she can't find them. VG.......100-150

 

379. [CINEMA] BILLY BARTY (1924-2000) American Actor he made several films appearances from at least 1931 onward, most often cast due to his height as bratty children. He was a peripheral member of an "Our Gang" rip-off in the Mickey McGuire comedy shorts, portrayed the infant-turned-pig in Alice in Wonderland (1932), did a turn in blackface as a "shrunken" Eddie Cantor in Roman Scandals (1933) and frequently popped up as a lasciviously leering baby in the risqué musical highlights of Busby Berkeley's Warner Bros. films. One of Barty's most celebrated cinema moments occurred in 1937's Nothing Sacred, in which, playing a small boy, he pops up out of nowhere to bite Fredric March in the leg.TV audiences began to connect his name with his face in the 1950s when Barty was featured on various variety series hosted by bandleader Spike Jones. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 photograph....................35-45

 

380. [NOBEL PRIZE] HERBERT C. BROWN (1912-2004) British born, American Chemist- Nobel Prize -perhaps best known for his explorations of the role of boron in organic chemistry. He discovered that the simplest compound of boron and hydrogen, diborane, adds with remarkable ease to unsaturated organic molecules to give organoboranes. Awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - SIGNED 4x5 photograph.............25-35

 

381. MYSTERY LOT of about 105 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1807. There is also an 1843 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

384. Mr. Brush, Charles Francis [1849-1929]. American inventor, b. Euclid, Ohio. Pioneer investigator of methods of electric lighting; inventor of Brush electric arc light system (installed Wanamaker' s store, Philadelphia, 1879; streets of Cleveland, 1879; New York City, 1880), a storage battery, etc. ANS written in 3rd person. Accepts invitation of Dr. and Mrs. Woodward to meet the members of the National Academy of Science.........50-75

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385. [CW] Julius Erasmus Hilgard (1825-1891) American engineer. He was born in Zweibrücken, Rhenish Bavaria, went to Illinois in 1835, studied engineering, and was employed in the Coast Survey office. During the War Between the States he served the Union army and navy by the construction of maps and charts and by surveys as well as by tidal and other information. In 1872 he was one of the members of the International Metric Commission at Paris and was made a member of the permanent committee. In 1875 he was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and from 1881 to 1885 superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. CLIP SIGNATURE...............40-60

 

386. [THEATRE] E(dward) LAMB - American actor, born in New York city, 18 October, 1828; died in Brooklyn, New York, 5 July, 1887. He entered his profession as utility-man in the Chatham street theatre in 1852, and subsequently played in the Bowery and other theatres in New York and Brooklyn. From 1856 till 1859 he appeared in low comedy parts in Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Montreal, and in 1880 went with Edward A. Sothern to San Francisco, appearing as Asa Trenchard in "Our American Cousin." He played his most successful engagement at the old Park theatre in Brooklyn, of which he was lessee and manager. Mounted AQS, dated March 22, 1870. He adds "Neither a marrower not a lender be." Scarce theatrical autograph. Provenance: ex-theatre collection, Boothbay Theatre Museum [Maine].................30-40

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

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388. [ART] Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891) Italian painter of religious subjects. He went to Florence in 1833 to study drawing with Ernesto Bonaiuti, and from 1834 he was a pupil of Niccola and Pietro Benvenuti at the Accademia di Belle Arti; he was later taught by Giuseppe Bezzuoli, who greatly influenced the early part of his career. In 1849, he began offering instruction to young painters, and eventually ran a private art school. Among his earliest students was Silvestro Lega. Ciseri's religious paintings are Raphaelesque in their compositional outlines and their polished surfaces, but are nearly photographic in effect. He fulfilled many important commissions from churches in Italy and Switzerland. Ciseri also painted a significant number of portraits. He died in Florence on March 8, 1891. Rare ALS, 1883, 1p, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Only minor faults - VG..........150-250

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

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Rare Woodcut Print

390. [ART] Louis Schanker (1903-1981) important American abstract artist. Louis Schanker was born in New York in 1903. When he was a teenager, Schanker quit school and joined the circus, and then traveled the country working as a laborer or on ships and trains. By 1920 he returned to New York and studied at Cooper Union, the Educational Alliance, and the Art Students League with Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Milton Avery amongst others. During this time he shared a coldwater studio with the Soyer brothers, Chaim Gross and Adolph Gottlieb. In 1920 he traveled across the country. He lived the hobo life, joined the Sparks and then Barnum and Bailey circuses, later working as a thresher in the wheat fields of the Great Plains . There are elements in his works such as the circus murals done for the Neponsit Beach Children's Hospital and the print "Man Cutting Wheat" that reflect these experiences. Around 1924 he returned to New York, leased another studio and resumed his friendships and artwork. Schanker spent 1931 and 1932 attending classes at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, painting and traveling in Paris, Italy and Spain and returned as something of a Cubist. He had his first show in 1933 at the Contemporary Arts Gallery and first exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1936. The Federal Government sponsored programs to assist people during the 1930s depression when there were no jobs available. Artists were included in the Works Progress Administration Project (WPAP) and then the WPA programs. Schanker participated in both beginning in 1933. He was an artist and supervisor in the mural and graphic arts departments. In the New York City Division he worked with many other artists including Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Burgoyne Diller, Byron Browne, Milton Avery, and Stuart Davis. These were controversial times in the arts community. In 1935 he and others (Ilya Bolotowsky, Ben-Zion, Marcus Rothkowitz (aka, Mark Rothko), Adolph Gottlieb, Joe Solomon, Tschacbasov, Lou Harris, and Ralph Rosenborg) formed a group called The Ten [Whitney Dissenters] that protested the lack of support for American Abstract Artists by the Whitney Museum which concentrated on representational art. Schanker and Bolotowsky were also in the awkward position of having their works being shown in the museum's 1936 Annual exhibit at the same time that they were protesting. Another group, founded in 1936, of which he was a founding member, the American Abstract Artists, (AAA) arose to promote and foster public understanding of abstract art. The January 1955 Life Magazine article "Comeback of an Art", describes him as "one of the earliest U.S.woodcut artists to do abstractions, Schanker since has trained or influenced a generation of talented younger artists." He was one of the major printmakers of the 1930s. He continued to be an active part of the New York art scene with many group and solo exhibitions including two shows (1943 and 1974,) at the Brooklyn Museum and a 1978 retrospective at the Associated American Artists. By all accounts a delightful man, Schanker was suspect to some because of his joie de vivre. According to Mercury Gallery owner, Sidney Schectman, who was showing the works of the Ten from 1937-39, Rothko was by all reports a very serious person. He did not have many friends. "I know he liked Schanker. I once talked to him about him, but he told me that Schanker was a playboy of some sort even then, but a great painter and a great wood block [painter]...you know, painted, the greatest. "But I don't know where he's going to go," he would say because he thought he was frivolous. And that's the kind of person Rothko was, terribly, terribly serious." He married stage actress and singer Libby Holman on December 27, 1960. She was a fierce champion of social causes and was an early supporter of civil rights. It was due to her generosity that in 1959 the young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta, were able to travel to India to study firsthand the non-violent techniques espoused by Gandhi. King was always grateful to Libby for giving him this pivotal opportunity. King, Coretta and Libby and Schanker would remain lifelong friends. It is difficult to over-state how important Schanker's influence was in American art during these times. Its interesting how few people ever heard of this artist. Rare woodcut signed and numbered 8/10 in pencil. Approx. 6.5 x 9" plus margins. Circa 1940s, done of rice paper. Wrinkled often seen when printed on rice paper. Very small edition. Rare opportunity for the print collector...........1000-1500

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Portrait of the artist

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

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Rare Kuhniana From The Estate

392. [ART] Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) American painter and was an organizer of the modern art Armory Show of 1913, which was the first of its genre in America. Kuhn was born in Brooklyn, NY. At 15, he sold his first drawings to a magazine and signed his name "Walt." In 1893, he enrolled in art classes at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. In 1899, Kuhn set out for California with only $60 in his pocket. Upon his arriving in San Francisco, he became an illustrator for WASP Magazine. In 1901, Walt left for Paris, where he briefly studied art at the Académie Colarossi before leaving to the Royal Academy in Munich. Once in the capital of Bavaria, he studied under Heinrich von Zugel (1850&endash;1941), a member of the Barbizon School. In 1903, he returned to New York and was employed as an illustrator for local journals. In 1905, he held his first exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, establishing himself as both a cartoonist and a serious painter. In this same year, he completed his first illustrations for LIFE magazine. When the New York School of Art moved to Fort Lee, New Jersey in the summer of 1908, Kuhn joined the faculty. However, he disliked his experience with the school, and at the end of the school year, he returned to New York. There, he married Vera Spier. Soon after a daughter, Brenda Kuhn, was born. In 1909, he helped prepare his first solo-exhibition in New York. In the following years, Kuhn took part in founding the Association of American Painters and Sculptors- the organization responsible for the Armory Show of 1913. Kuhn acted as the executive secretary and was put in charge of finding European artists to participate. The Armory Show , which displayed both European and American modern art to New York audiences, proved to be both a controversy and triumph. Smart and sensational publicity, combined with strategic word-of-mouth, resulted in attendance figures over 200,000 and over $44 thousand in sales. The Armory Show had demonstrated that modern art had a place in the public taste, that there was a market for it. In 1925, Kuhn's health had turned for the worse when he almost died from a duodenal ulcer. After an arduous recovery, he became an instructor at the Art Students League of New York. He also completed a commission for the Union Pacific Railroad, the club car "The Little Nugget" LA-701, currently under restoration at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California. In 1933, the aging artist organized his first retrospective. By the 1940s, Kuhn's behavior began to take on unsound characteristics. He became increasingly distant, and when the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, he attended night after night. In 1948, he was institutionalized, and on July 13, 1949, he died suddenly from a perforated ulcer. Today, Walt Kuhn is best remembered for his key role in planning the Armory Show of 1913. Nevertheless, he holds a place in American art history as a skilled cartoonist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter. Although he destroyed many of his early paintings, his works that remain today are powerful. His portraits of circus and vaudeville entertainers are some of the most memorable works of early American Modernism. They are reminiscent of commedia dell'arte actor portraits done by the French masters centuries earlier. Nevertheless, Kuhn's works are entirely his own. His intimate portraits and expressionistic still lifes can be found in many top museums and universities across the United States. Offered here is an exhibition catalog of his paintings held at the Grand Central Art Galleries, NYC, in 1927. Kuhn has written on the front cover "Marked with Prices - keep in file cabinet with Grand Central data." On page 11 he has written the prices then charged for 37 works of art. This page become separated from the staples. Of utmost rarity...........300-400

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Portrait of Kuhn

 

393. [FRANCE] André Marie Jean Jacques Dupin (1783 - 1865), commonly called Dupin the Elder, was a French advocate, president of the chamber of deputies and of the Legislative Assembly. When he entered the chamber of deputies in 1815 he at once took an active part in the debates as a member of the Liberal Opposition, and strenuously opposed the election of the son of Napoleon as emperor after his father's abdication. At the election after the second restoration Dupin was not reelected. He defended with great intrepidity the principal political victims of the reaction, among others, in conjunction with Nicolas Berryer, Marshal Ney; and in October 1815 boldly published a tractate entitled Libre Defense des accusés. In 1827, he was again elected a member of the chamber of deputies and in 1830 he voted the address of the 221, and on February 28 he was in the streets exhorting the citizens to resistance. At the end of 1832, he became president of the chamber, which office he held successively for eight years. On Louis Philippe's abdication in 1848 Dupin introduced the young count of Paris into the chamber, and proposed him as king with the duchess of Orléans as regent. This attempt failed, but Dupin submitted to circumstances, and, retaining the office of procureur-general , his first act was to decide that justice should henceforth be rendered to the "name of the French people." In 1849, he was elected a member of the Assembly, and became president of the principal committee&emdash;that on legislation. After the coup d'état of December 2, 1851, he still retained his office of procureur-general, and did not resign it until effect was given to the decrees confiscating the property of the house of Orléans. In 1857, he was offered his old office by the emperor, and accepted it, explaining his acceptance in a discourse, a sentence of which may be employed to describe his whole political career. "I have always", he said, "belonged to France and never to parties." ALS, Paris, 1832, 1p, 4 x 6-1/4. Content unknown. VG.......80-120

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394. [FILM-THEATRE] Willem Dafoe (b. 1955) American film and stage actor, and a founding member of the experimental theatre company The Wooster Group. He has had roles in a wide range of films, including To Live and Die in L.A., Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mississippi Burning, Wild at Heart, The Boondock Saints, Inside Man, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Spider-Man, The Aviator, American Psycho, Antichrist. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo............25-35

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395. [ART] John Neill - deceased American artist. Famous in Ogunquit, Maine. Original ballpoint pen drawing on 3 x 5 card, signed and dated [19]77. Sent as a Christmas card to the German Expressionist artist, Frederick Solomon, who was living in New Hampshire at this time. John was the son of the more famous artist, Harmon Neill. When John died he was living next door to us. If you do a net search for - John Neill Ogunquit Maine - you will find a nice article about this artist written by the NH antique authority. VG..................50-75

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

 

Good Indian Content

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

401. [FRANCE] Pierre Louis Parisis (1795-1866) French Roman Catholic bishop of the Bishopric of Langres from 1835 to 1851. In 1847 he formed the Archconfraternity of Reparation for blasphemy and the neglect of Sunday to promote Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ. He is also noted for his efforts within the Assembly of 1848 for establishing the ecclesiastical college of St. Dizier and for his discussions concerning the educational reforms. He was a member of the commission which prepared the draft project for the Falloux Laws increasing the Catholic clergy's influence in French education. ALS [dated ?], 2pp, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. VG.......75-100

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402. 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

 

403. [MUSIC] Marie Constance Sasse [1834-1907) Belgian operatic soprano. "Her voice was powerful, flexible, and appealing", and she was one of the leading sopranos at the Paris Opéra from 1860 to 1870. She created the roles of Elisabeth in the Paris premiere of Wagner's Tannhäuser, Sélika in the world premiere of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine, and Elisabeth de Valois in the world premiere of Verdi's Don Carlos. ALS, no yr., 1p, to Joseph Debroux, the violinist. Not translated..........50-75

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

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405. [CUBA] Jerónimo Valdés (1784-1855) Spanish military figure and administrator. Born in Villarín, in Asturias, he participated in the battle of Ayacucho (1824), which was a defeat for the Spanish. He served as Viceroy of Navarre from 1833 to 1834 and also served as Minister of War. He fought on the Liberal (Isabeline) side in the First Carlist War. Valdés lost the Battle of Artaza (April 22, 1835). Valdés signed the Lord Eliot Convention soon after, regulating the treatment of prisoners during that war. He later served as captain-general of Valencia, and of Galicia, and served as governor of Cuba from 1841 to September 1843. ALS, dated 26 April 1835, 4 days after his defeat at the Battle of Artaza (April 22, 1835). One page, approx. 8-1/8 x 4-1/4. VG.............100-150

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406. [BRITAIN] Sir George Sinclair [1790-1868] English abolitionist; friend of Byron. Postmarked free franked address panel, 1836................35-45

 

407. (Chaplain to Queen Victoria) JBD - the D stands for Durham (Joseph Barber Lightfoot) (1828-1889) was an English theologian and Bishop of Durham, usually known as J.B. Lightfoot. In 1857 he became tutor and his fame as a scholar grew. He was made Hulsean professor in 1861, and shortly afterwards chaplain to the Prince Consort and honorary chaplain in ordinary to Queen Victoria. In 1866 he was Whitehall preacher, and in 1871 he became canon of St Paul's Cathedral. In 1879 Lightfoot was consecrated bishop of Durham in succession to Charles Baring . He was as successful in this position as he had been when professor of theology, and he soon surrounded himself with a band of scholarly young men. Autograph Note Signed with initials, 1881 on back of postcard. Re: his busy schedule..........25-35

 

408. STEPHEN SIMPSON (1789-1854) Am. newspaperman. His father was commissary-general in the American Revolution; one of the chief officers of the Bank of North America [1st bank in the Union], and rendered greatly in raising money to finance the War of 1812. Stephen, author of the letter offered here, began as a note-clerk in the Bank of the United States, but resigned and soon afterward attacked the bank in a series of vindictive articles signed "BRUTUS." He then fought at the battle of New Orleans. Afterward he established "The Columbian Observer," a Democratic paper in the interests of Andrew Jackson, also resuming the letters of "Brutus," whose authorship was thus acknowledged. He wrote "Life of Stephen Girard." ALS (stampless cover), Washington City, 1831, 1p, 4to. To Hon. Samuel Smith of Baltimore, Md. Thanks for letter received from Sec. of the Senate, stating the votes upon my nomination. Nice Free postal mark...........75-100

 

409. [FRANCE] Arvède Barine (1840-1908) French writer and historian. Arvède Barine was the pseudonym of Mme. Charles Vincens, born Louise-Cécile Bouffé. She mostly wrote on the subject of women, but she also wrote about travel and the political issues of the day. ALS, 1895, written on both sides of 4.5 x 3.5 in. card............40-60

 

410. [FRANCE] Pierre Louis Parisis - Roman Catholic bishop of the Bishopric of Langres from 1835 to 1851. He was one of the strongest right wing figures in the French Catholic Church of his era. In 1847 he formed the Archconfraternity of Reparation for blasphemy and the neglect of Sunday to promote Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ. He is also noted for his efforts within the Assembly of 1848 for establishing the ecclesiastical college of St. Dizier and for his discussions concerning the educational reforms. He was a member of the commission which prepared the draft project for the Falloux Laws increasing the Catholic clergy's influence in French education. ALS, 1856, 1p, 7x9 in. Addressed to De Loisne. Not translated. VG............75-100

 

411. [FRANCE] Madame de VONNOZ [1775-1851] Fr. poet. Signed [?] handwritten poem dedicated to the Duke of Angouline, 1820, 1p. Pencil notations on face above and below poem o/w VG..................60-80

 

412. [FRANCE] Edme-Jacques-Benoit RATHERY [b.1807] Fr. writer & historian.Interesting letter about Virgil and heraldry. 1870, on both sides. Not translated........60-80

 

413. [FRANCE] ELIE BERTHET [1815-1891] Fr. novelist. ALS, 1877, 1p. About the book Picturesque Trip in Spain." Not translated. VG..........40-60

 

414. [FRANCE] GABRIELLE REVAL, pseudonym de Mme. Fernand Fleuret [1870-1938] Fr. writer. ALS, Paris, 1928, on both sides. Not translated but interesting content about the first adaptation made for the film from her novel L'lnfante a la Rose. And what a sad experience it has been. They even changed the ending without her permission. Fine..................75-100

 

415. [FRANCE] (AUGUSTE ALPHONSE) ETIENNE-GALLOIS [1809-1890] Fr. writer, traveler. ALS, no date, 1p............50-75

 

Father of Modern Palm Reading

416. Adolphe Desbarrolles (1801-1886) French artist. He is considered the father of modern chiromancy, aka palmistry or palm reading. He was a friend of Alex. Dumas; accompanied Dumas on many of his trips abroad. ALS, 1860, 1-1/2 pages, 8vo. Speaks about Humbolt's Cosmos. Not translated. VG............100-150

 

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

Amette - pages 1 & 4

Amette - pages 2 & 3

 

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

Portrait of Raumer

 

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

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Portrait of Gyp

 

420. [MEDICINE] Charles-Philippe Robin (1821-1885) French anatomist, biologist, and histologist. Robin's contributions to medical science were many and varied. He was a pioneer in the study of microscopic and cellular biology, and along with Pierre François Olive Rayer, Claude Bernard, and Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard, he established the Société de biologie in 1848. He was the first physician to describe the species Candida albicans (a diploid sexual fungus), and he discovered the role of osteoclasts in bone formation. He also contributed new information on the structure of glial cells and the electrical organs of Rajidae (electric skates). ALS, no date, 1p, approx. 7.5 x 10". VG.............100-150

 

421. [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

 

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

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Guillotined in 1793

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

 

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

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Murdered by a Priest

425. RELIGION] Marie-Dominique-Auguste Sibour (1792-1857) French Catholic Archbishop of Paris. He held in 1849 a provincial council in Paris, and in 1850 a diocesan synod. In 1853 he officiated at the marriage of Napoleon III, who had named him senator the previous year. He also aimed at introducing the Roman Rite in Paris and was progressing favorably in this direction, when he was assassinated by an interdicted priest named Jean-Louis Verger, who openly admitted to the crime. Archbishop Sibour may be the only cleric murdered in modern times due to his assassin's views on papal doctrine. Brief ALS, Paris, 185?, 1p, 5 x 8 in. Content not known..........50-75

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426. [MUSIC] Jean-Baptiste-Edouard Montaubry (1824-1883) violinist, conductor at Vaudeville theatre, the brother of Achille-Félix Montaubry, the French musician and operatic tenor. ALS, 1858, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. VG.........50-75

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427. [FRANCE] MARIE LECONTE [1869-1947] Fr. actress. ALS, no year on both sides of black bordered card. Attractive. Not translated..........30-40

 

Adams Family Letters

428. Edward P. Adams - noted Landscape Architect & Engineer. Offered here are 5 ALSs by Adams. One dated Worcester [Mass] 1874; 2 written in 1876 on Worcester Free Institute letterhead; one dated 1889; and another 1889 written on his landscape architect letterhead. All to his mother, Mrs. John Q. Adams. Plus: 1886 letter to Mrs. John Q. Adams from St. Louis, Mo., signed Sarah. Also 1868 letter to Capt. John E. Allen, plus small envelope addressed to Mrs. John T. Alden containing 3 calling cards. Another envelope containing 2 letters from John Alden to his sweetheart Miss Coppins, Lakeport, NH. Another envelope contains 1943 letter signed John & ALS on correspondence card signed Sarah B. Powell. We believe that the names Adams, Alden & Coppins are all related. Originated in Massachusetts. Edward P. Adams designed and planned the Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont, the self-proclaimed "Granite Capital of the World," renowned for the superb granite craftsmanship on its memorials and tombstones. Hope Cemetery was established in 1895, and then consisted of 53 acres. By 1895, skilled artisans from around the world, especially Italy, had been flocking to Barre to become a part of the booming granite industry. One of the main uses of granite throughout the country was in tombstones and memorials. It is estimated that one third of all memorials in the United States came from Barre..............75-100

 

1840s Archive From New Orleans

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

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430. [JUDAICA] Manuel Joel (1826 - 1890) was a Jewish philosopher and preacher. After teaching for several years at the Breslau rabbinical seminary, founded by Zecharias Frankel, he became the successor of Abraham Geiger in the rabbinate of Breslau. He made important contributions to the history of the school of Aqiba as well as to the history of Jewish philosophy, his essays on Ibn Gabirol and Maimonides being of permanent worth. But his most influential work was connected with the relations between Jewish philosophy and the medieval scholasticism. He showed how Albertus Magnus derived some of his ideas from Maimonides and how Spinoza was indebted to the same writer, as well as to Hasdai Crescas. These essays were collected in two volumes of Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie (1876), while another two volumes of Blicke in die Religionsgeschichte (1880-1883) threw much light on the development of religious thought in the early centuries of the Christian era. Equally renowned were Joels pulpit addresses. Though he was no orator, his appeal to the reason was effective, and in their published form his three volumes of Predigten (issued posthumously) found many readers. LETTER SIGNED, Breslau, 1886, 1p, on official letterhead. Accompanied by some biographical info. picturing him. Folded; paper in in good condition but somewhat fragile.............75-100

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431. [ROYALTY] Brunswick, Louise [1770-1819] Princess of Orange. ALS, Brunswick, Aug. 29, 1795. Friendly letter. 7-1/4 x 9". After considerable research it "appears" that this letter is by the following. Princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmina of Orange-Nassau (28 November 1770 - 15 October 1819) was a hereditary princess of Brunswick; married 14 October 1790 to Hereditary Prince Charles George August of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1766 - 20 September 1806). She was known in the family as "Loulou". Frederica Louise Wilhelmina was the daughter of William V, Prince of Orange and Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange . Her marriage was arranged in 1790 as a gesture of grattitude to her father-in-law after he had assisted her parents against the Dutch rebellion in 1787. She had no issue and acted as a nurse to her consort, who was mentally restricted as well as blind.............75-100

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432. [FRANCE] 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 ‘uvres (4 vols., 1832). 7 LINES IN HIS HAND, SIGNED.......30-40

 

433. [CINEMA] Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006) American Academy Award-winning actress in film, theater and television. She also won an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards and was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame. SIGNED 8x10 photo. VG...............25-35

 

434. FRITZ HOCHWALDER - important Swiss dramatist. TLS, 1962 - not translated. Together with a contract signed by Suzanne Arnoux & R. Thieberger, concerning his play SUR LA TERRE COMME AU CIEL. Both very good...........................75-100

 

435. [SCIENCE] Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook (1854&endash;1935) English physicist. He was President of the Physical Society from 1903 to 1905. His work dealt primarily with aviation study but other branches of physics also interested him. He was the first president of the Institute of Physics after the Physical Society adopted this new name. He was the first director of the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington from 1899 to 1919; under his directorship it grew from a few huts on a marshy plain to a national service. For his work there he was knighted in 1917. Signature dated 1930.......20-30

 

436. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 10 signed items by American and European artists [20th century]. Includes: Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991)important Fransciso Bay artist € Cadious € Robert Camelot € plus 7 others...........100-150

 

437. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 10 signed items by artists [20th century]. Includes: Christo € Paul Charlot € G. Cheyssial € Guido Biasi € Roman Cieslewicz € Georges Collignon € Dick Elffers € plus 3 others...........100-150

 

438. [FRANCE] 2 French Mystery Documents, one dated 1508, each written on both sides, approx. 7 x 6-1/4" each. Identified as "seems to be about shipping - In old French." One starts with "Je vous envoie par de Cologne..." Even though the 1508 appears these look more like documents from 100 years later. VG..........75-100

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439. [SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY] In 1969 Apollo 10, with a crew of Thomas Stafford, Eugene A. Cernan, and John W. Young, successfully completed a manned lunar fly-around and Earth return May 18-26. Stafford and Cernan tested the Lunar Module, separating it from the Command and Service Module and descended to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface. The Astronauts were able to take a large number of high-quality 70-mm photographs. Apollo 10 was a sort of dress rehearsal for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing. Offered here is a VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE. [AS10-34-5112] Either Stafford or Cernan took this photo of the Lunar Module from the Command Module prior to docking un lunar orbit. The red/blue diagonal line is the spacecraft window. After the first sweep at six times the speed of sound, Col Stafford said they had taken so many photographs he feared the camera had jammed while trying to change the film. 8 x 10 in. VG.........100-150

 

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440. [SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY] This is an image of one of the peculiar mounds which were seen around Head crater at the Apollo 12 landing site. The mound is described by Bean as "about 4 feet high and, at the top it's about 5 feet across..." It is roughly 4 to 6 meters in diameter at the base. The mounds are thought to be clumps of regolith thrown out of craters during impact which have slowly formed into their present shape by small meteorite bombardment over time. This southwest looking photograph was taken by commander Charles "Pete" Conrad on the first moonwalk EVA. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-46-6794). THIS IS A VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE. These vintage space photograph are rare and are now part of the collector photography world. 8x10 in. paper size. Fine condition. ....................200-300

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441. [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

 

442. [FILM] Meinhardt Raabe (1915-2010) American actor. He was one of the last surviving Munchkin-actors in The Wizard of Oz , and was also the last surviving cast member with any dialogue in the film. He portrayed the coroner of Munchkinland who certified the death of the Wicked Witch of the East. Signed, inscribed 6x4" color photograph. Scene from The Wizard of Oz, pictured with Judy Garland. Fine...........40-60

 

443. [FILM] Lewis Croft (1919-2008) American actor with dwarfism, best known for his role as a Munchkin soldier in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". ALS, [1990], written on both sides of 6x9 sheet. Nice letter about OZ and the other Munchkins. VG.........35-45

 

444. [FILM] Lewis Croft (1919-2008) American actor with dwarfism, best known for his role as a Munchkin soldier in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. Shows him holding the vest he wore in the film...........30-40

 

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445. [ART] Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879) English Victorian narrative painter best known for his murals in the Palace of Westminster depicting episodes in British history from the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution. Ward was born in Pimlico, England. As a student at the Royal Academy of Arts Ward became a member of The Clique, a group of painters led by Richard Dadd. Like other members of the Clique Ward saw himself as a follower of Hogarth and Wilkie, considering their styles to be distinctly national in character. Many of his early paintings were set in the eighteenth century and were on Hogarthian subjects. He also painted episodes from seventeenth century history, influenced by the thinking of his friend, the historian Thomas Babington Macaulay. He also painted subjects from the history of the French Revolution. In the 1850s Ward came into conflict with the Pre-Raphaelites, especially Millais, whose style of art he considered to be un-British. Ward's painting of Charlotte Corday being led to execution beat Millais's Ophelia for a prize at Liverpool, leading to much debate at the time. Such historical paintings led to Ward's commission to paint eight scenes in the corridor leading into the House of Commons. These were to depict parallel episodes on the Royalist and Parliamentary sides in the Civil War. Ward's paintings depict the opposed figures as if confronting one another across the corridor. Ward continued to paint Hogarthian versions of episodes from British history throughout the 1860s, notably Hogarth's Studio in 1739 (1863, York City Art Gallery) the Antechamber at Whitehall During the Dying Moments of Charles II (1865, Walker Art Gallery , Liverpool). In the 1870s he painted some modern-life genre subjects, but towards the end of the decade began to suffer painful illness and depression, resulting in his suicide in 1879. His wife Henrietta Ward was also a painter. After her husband's death she became a successful art teacher. His son Leslie Ward became a popular caricaturist for the magazine Vanity Fair under the nickname 'Spy'. Three items offered here. (1] An ALS by Ward, [1878], 2pp, approx. 4.5 x 7 in. To J.R. Hammond, regarding his designs for a tapestry. Edge mounting trace on back. (2] Small ink sketch identified as portrait of E.M. ward by J.R. H. [Hammond, recipient of this letter]. Approx. 5 x 2-3/4 in. plus mount. Creases + minor toning. (3) Pencil sketch by Ward of a man and woman in the style of dress worn in the time of Charles II. This is also mounted with creases & light toning. Unsigned with identification in pencil at top. Autographs of Ward are uncommon. Click links below to see letter and sketches...............100-150

 

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

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447. [GERMANY] Helmut Kohl [b. 1930] Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany between 1982 and 1990 and of the reunited Germany between 1990 and 1998). Signed 1964 special cover honoring John F. Kennedy. Clean, not addressed on front. Most attractive............30-40

 

ACTORS - signatures in various forms. No estimates given.

448. Suzy Parker (1932-2003)

449. Lee Remick (1935-1991)

450. Dina Merrill

451. Carol Channing [clip]

452. Maureen O'Hara (clip)

453. Ver Hruba Ralston (1923-2003)

454. Julie Haydon (1910-1994)

Academy Award winning actresses. * means sig. & inscribed. All on 3x5 cards. No estimates = winner pays full amount of their top bid.

455. Helen Hunt

456. Holly Hunter *

457. Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991)

458 Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006)

459. Sally Field

460. Mia Sorvini

461. Lee Grant

462. Diane Wiest

463. Rita Moreno

464. Shirley Jones

465. MARLEE MATLIN

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

 

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

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

 

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

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470. Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Signature.............25-35

 

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

 

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

 

473. Jim Berry (b. 1932) His most notable work may well be the comic strip, Berry's World, which ran for more than 40 years beginning in 1963. Brief TLS, 1976......20-30

 

474. Zack Mosley - Am. cartoonist who created Smilin' Jack, an aviation comic strip that first appeared October 1, 1933 in the Chicago Tribune and ended April 1, 1973. After a run of 40 years, it was the longest running aviation comic strip. He had previously worked on the Buck Rogers and Skyroads strips. ANS, 1975, written on bottom of letter from collector............25-35

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475. Beatrice (BOYD) TLS, May 31, 1979. To Charles "Buddy" Rogers. Written 2 days after Mary Pickford died. Well composed uplifting words: "rejoice for Mary's having achieved this life, in having run her course and completed all that God willed for her here......" With envelope...........20-30

 

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

 

477. [THEATRE & FILM] Oswald Yorke (1866-1943) British character actor who had a near sixty year career performing on both sides of the Atlantic. He played in at least thirty-one Broadway productions between 1900 and 1938. Yorke was Black Dog in a 1915 adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island; Mr. Breen in the 1931 comedy, "The Social Register" and Carter Hibbarb in George S. Kaufman's 1938 success, "First Lady". Yorke's last Broadway performance, Justice Willis, came in the 1938 hit, "Oscar Wilde". Signed 1890s cabinet photograph in costume. There is a sratch on his coat. Approx. 4-1/4 x 6-1/4"............35-45

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478. [MUSIC] Albert Hague (1920-2001) German-born songwriter and composer. AMQS, dated 1982. Believed to be from his "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." ..........40-60

 

479. [FILM] Jacqueline Bisset (b. 1944) actress. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG......25-35

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480. [FILM] Eddie Albert (1906-2005) American actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.......35-45

 

481. [FILM] Vanessa Redgrave (b. 1937) English actress. Signed 3-1/2 x 5-1/2" photo. VG......25-35

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The King of Freelance Writers

482. Richard Gehman (1921-1972) prolific American author of 3,000 magazine articles (including over 400 features), five novels and fifteen nonfiction books. Gehman also used the pen names of Meghan Richards, Frederic Christian, Martin Scott, Michael Robinson and F.C.Uffelman. After the war he moved to New York City and began writing for Esquire, Life, Time, Cosmopolitan, Colliers, Argosy, True, Saga and Good Housekeeping magazines and was an original Contributing Editor at Playboy, before going freelance. Maurice Zolotow once claimed that Gehman wrote an entire issue of Cosmopolitan using more than a dozen different pen names. Credited with creating the phrase the "Rat Pack," Gehman was considered a "shadow" member of the group. Offered here is a 2-page TLS, signed "Dick', 1955. All about his first idol, Benny Goodman. VG...........60-80

 

483. Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) singer and comedian, one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first third of the 20th century. SIGNATURE, inscribed, 1961..............25-35

 

484. Clarence Cook (1828-1900) American author and art critic. Between 1863 and 1869, Cook wrote a series of articles about American art for The New York Tribune. In 1869, he moved to France and was the Parisian correspondent for The New York Tribune until the onset of the Franco-Prussian War. Cook was known for his expertise in archeology and antiquities and was instrumental in the criticism of the collection of General di Cesnola. In the mid-1850s Cook began to read works by John Ruskin and associated with a group of American artists, writers, and architects who followed Ruskin's thinking. Through this group he became aware of the British Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In 1863, with Clarence King and John William Hill he helped to found the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, an American group, similar to the Pre-Raphaelites, who published a journal called The New Path. In 1869 Cook wrote A Description of the New York Central Park. In 1877, articles on home furnishings that Cook had written for Scribner's Monthly were published as a book entitled The House Beautiful. In 1879, Cook served as editor for Wilhelm Lübke's History of Art. ALS, 1896, 1p, 4.5 x 7". Declines invitation. Fine...........50-75

 

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

 

486. CHARLES SAWYER ( 1887-1980) American Cabinet Official/Politician. He was Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1933-35; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1936-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1944-45; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1944-45; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1948-53 under Harry S. Truman - TLS dtd 2/18/74. One corner stain.............25-35

 

487. [BALLET] Cynthia Gregory is an American ballerina whom Rudolph Nureyev called America's prima ballerina assoluta. She was born in 1946 in Los Angeles. Signed picture in dramatic dance pose; contained in a mat; mat opening is 4.5 x 6 in...........35-45

 

488. [RELIGION] E(zra) S(tiles) Gannett [1801-1871] prominent Unitarian minister, editor, and a founder of the American Unitarian Association. He was a colleague pastor and successor to William Ellery Channing at the Federal Street Church in Boston. ALS, Boston, no yr., 1p. with last line & signature on back............35-45

 

489. [Film] JOHN AGAR (1921-2002) Am. He appeared in some sixty motion pictures and some one hundred television shows. First husband of Shirley Temple. Onscreen in 1948 in such films as Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Along the Great Divide, Big Jake, others. ALS, no date...............25-35

 

490. [BRITAIN] Dame Genevieve Ward DBE (1837-1922) born Lucy Genevieve Teresa Ward, was an American-born British soprano and actress. She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire. AUTOGRAPH QUOTE SIGNED, 1919. "Cheerfulness is the sunny rey of life." VG..........20-30

 

491. Herb Shriner (1918-1970) American humorist, radio personality and television host. Shriner was known for his homespun monologues, usually about his home state of Indiana. He was frequently compared to humorist Will Rogers. Signed photo, 5x7. ANY FAULTS ARE VERY MINOR.............25-35

 

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

 

493. JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN - American Author, Educator. Although "From Slavery to Freedom" is his best-known work, Franklin has been a prolific author. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Franklin is one of the most honored African American ever in the history of the United States. SIGNED/inscribed 8x10 color portrait..............35-45

 

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

 

495. [ART] Eduard Georg Gehbe [1845-1935] German Painter, Illustrator. Signed postcard reproduction of his work "Salzburg," signed on front with notes............35-45

 

496. Park Benjamin [1849-1922] Am. lawyer, writer. ALS, 1861..........50-75

 

497. Benjamin Day [1810-1889] U.S. illustrator and printer. He published the original New York Sun, the first penny press newspaper. He sold the New York Sun to his brother-in-law for $40,000. Benday Dots are also named after him. In 1842, Day created the "Brother Jonathan," which went on to be the first illustrated weekly in the U.S. Document Signed, a 1902 bank check. Very nice example...............50-75

 

498. [MUSIC] George Hamilton [1901-1957] popular bandleader. Signed vintage 5x7 photo. VG..........35-45

 

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

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

 

Shepard Family of New Hampshire

501. Archive of approx. 115+ items concerning the geneology of the Shepard Family of Holderness, New Hampshire. Most of the documents are of pre-civil war date. There are approx. 38 small documents [receipts etc], about 57 larger documents which are mostly deads; 7 old photographs, plus several items of Shepard family history. Begins about 1833. These were the ancestors of the American astronaut, Alan B. Shepard , from New Hampshire, and who became the second person, and the first American, in space. Ten years later, he commanded the Apollo 14 mission, and was the fifth person to walk on the moon. Varied conditions: some older documents have fold separations. Mostly good/VG.................500-750

 

Allen Family - Cornwall, Ct. 1766

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

 

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

See poem

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504. [ART] Albert Duvivier - Portrait of Edmond Hedouin, plate signed and dated 1888, image 6-3/4 x 3-3/4". Wrinkles should iron out. Hedouin was the noted artist [see lots 66 - 68 in this auction]. VG.............60-80

See Duvivier etching

 

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

 

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

506. JOSEPH HABERSHAW [J. Gross]

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

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

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

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

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

512. SAM. L. MITCHELL M.D.

513. WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE

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

 

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

 

516. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1798. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-225

 

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

 

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

 

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

See Hall letter

Recipient 1

Recipient 2

Portrait of Hall

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FINE EXAMPLE OF PHOTOJOURNALISM

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

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

 

 

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522. MYSTERY LOT of about 89 pieces mostly from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1826. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-225

 

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

See above

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524. [MINNESOTA] Henrik Shipstead (1881-1960) was an American politician. He served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947 from the state of Minnesota. He served first as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party from 1923-1941 and then as a Republican from 1941-1947. SIGNED print of a portrait drawing..........25-35

 

525. [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..........50-75

 

526. [NEWSPAPER] 1867 Boston Dailey Advertiser with news of MALES WHO YIELD UP THEIR MANHOOD ARE PROMOTING WOMENS SUFFRAGE. VG..........20-30

 

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

 

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

Front showing Kissinger

Verso

 

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

See print

 

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

See one of the above

 

 

Rare ALS by Walt Kuhn's Wife

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

Kuhn's Portrait of Bert Lahr

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

 

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

 

535. Bruce Catton (1899-1978) American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring colorful characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Offered here is Catton's honorary DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS DEGREE given him by East Michigan University in 1972. Approx. 8.5 x 6.5". VG..........100-150

See cover

See document

First woman to speak before the United States Congress

537. Anna E. Dickinson (1842-1932) American orator and lecturer. An advocate for the abolition of slavery and for women's suffrage, as well as a gifted teacher, Dickinson was the first woman to speak before the United States Congress. A gifted speaker at a very young age, she aided the Republican Party in the hard-fought 1863 elections and significantly influenced the distribution of political power in the Union just prior to the Civil War. Dickinson also was the first white woman on record to climb Colorado's Longs Peak, in 1873. Her signature and 7 lines clipped from letter. Not dated. Approx. 5 x 4-3/4". VG.......40-60

See her autograph

Portrait of Dickinson

 

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

 

Archive of 25 Documents - James Dyer Jr. Papers - Calais, Maine

539. James Dyer Jr. [1798-1876] born & died in Calais, Maine. Archive of approx. 25 manuscript document, dating from 1804 to 1834. The father of James, and his brother Jones Dyer, were the first permanent residents of Calais, built the first frame house approximately 2 miles below Calais where a small stream flows into the St. Croix River. These papers having to do with James Dyer could be a mixture of James Sr. and James Jr. ??? Mostly accounts or receipts for goods purchased; some brief, some longer. Generally good to very good condition. Names need further research............75-100

 

21 Calais, Maine Deeds

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

 

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

 

Archive From Kuhn Estate

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

 

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

See etching

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Middlesex page 1

Middlesex page 2

 

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

 

Blackwell Family

549. Emma Stone Lawrence Blackwell (1851-1920) she was a niece of Lucy Stone, who before her marriage had been a schoolteacher and assistant on The Woman's Journal. She remained active in the New Jersey and Massachusetts suffrage movements and the Woman's Club of Orange, N.J. ALS, Cambridge [Mass], 1909, 4pp. to her father, Henry Lawrence in Gardner, Mass. Concerns health of family members...........50-75

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

See Granville

 

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

See etching

 

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

 

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

See etching

 

554. Archibald B. Roosevelt (1894-1979), the fourth child of US President Theodore Roosevelt , was a distinguished US Army officer soldier and commander of U.S. forces in both World War I and II. In both conflicts he was wounded. He won the Croix de Guerre and Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, respectively. After World War II, he became a successful businessman and the founder of a New York City brokerage house. CLIP SIGNATURE.............20-30

 

555. [WISC.] Oscar Rennebohm (1889-1968) Governor of Wisconsin. He was born near Leeds, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Rennebohm served in the United States Navy during World War I. Oscar Rennebohm was a druggist. In 1945, he was elected lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. In 1947, on the death of Governor Walter Samuel Goodland, he became acting governor; and in 1948, he was elected governor. In 1949, Governor Rennebohm founded the Rennebohm Foundation to support education in the Madison area as well as the school of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that is named after him. SIGNED MOUNTED PHOTO. VG..................................25-35

 

556. [WISC.] Albert George Schmedeman (1864-1946) American politician who served as the 28th governor of Wisconsin. Schmedeman was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Heinrich Schmedeman, a "Forty-Eighter" from Germany. Albert Schmedeman was elected to the city council in 1904 and served for four years. A Democrat, he ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1910 but lost to John M. Nelson. In 1913 he was appointed the U.S. Minister to Norway and held this position until 1921. He then planned to retire from politics, but instead Schmedeman was elected Madison's mayor, serving from 1926 to 1932. In 1932 he was elected governor of Wisconsin and served only one term from 1933 to 1935. His term was both preceded and succeeded by Philip La Follette, son of former governor Robert M. La Follette, Sr. SIGNED PHOTO, 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in. Fine........................35-45

 

557. [WISC.] Walter Samuel Goodland (1862-1947) American politician and governor of Wisconsin. He was a Republican. He was born in Sharon, Wisconsin, and went to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Walter Goodland was a lawyer and newspaper owner; he had owned a newspaper in Michigan in Iron Mountain. Goodland served in the Wisconsin State Senate. From 1911 to 1915, he was mayor of Racine, Wisconsin. From 1939 to 1943, Walter Goodland was lieutenant governor. In 1942, he was reelected lieutenant governor. On December 7, 1942, Governor-elect Orland Steen Loomis died before his inaugural. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Lieutenant Governor Goodland would serve Orland Loomis's term as acting governor, overriding the view of Governor Julius Heil that he should continue as Governor of Wisconsin. In 1944, Walter Goodland was elected Governor of Wisconsin, and in 1946 he was reelected. Walter Goodland died in office in Madison, Wisconsin, at age 84. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Walter Goodland was the oldest individual to date to serve as Governor of any state in the union. SIGNED PHOTO, 8 X 9-3/4 IN. FINE...............35-45

 

558. [WISC.] Walter Jodok Kohler, Sr. (1875-1940) American businessman and politician. Kohler was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Kohler Company was founded by his father, John Michael Kohler. Walter Kohler served as the company's president 1905 to 1937. Kohler was elected governor of Wisconsin as a Republican, serving one term from 1929 to 1931. His son, Walter J. Kohler, Jr., also served as governor, from 1951 to 1957. SIGNED PHOTO, 7-3/4 X 9-3/4 IN. Contained in Stein [the photographer] folder. Fine.............35-45

 

559. [MASSACHUSETTS] WM. GASTON - Gov. 1875-1876. Short ALS. 1878. Written at bottom in pencil is note signed Calvin. Piece along left edge missing does not affect text.............................20-30

 

560. [MUSIC] SAXIE DOWELL - BIG BAND ERA band leader. Signed vintage 5x7 photo. Fine..........40-60

 

561. [ENGLAND] Henry Brook Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton (1776-1842), was the second son of Sir John Parnell, Bt (1744-1801), chancellor of the Irish exchequer, and was educated at Eton and Cambridge. In 1801 he succeeded to the family estates in Queen's County, and married a daughter of the earl of Portarlington; and in 1802, by his father-in-law's interest, he was returned for Portarlington to parliament , but he speedily resigned the seat. In 1806 he was returned for Queens county, for which he sat until 1832, when he withdrew from the representation. In 1833, however, he was returned for Dundee; and after being twice re-elected for the same city (1835 and 1837), he was raised to the peerage in 1841 with the title of Baron Congleton of Congleton. He was a Liberal Whig, and took a prominent part in the struggle of his party. In 1806 he was a commissioner of the treasury for Ireland; it was on his motion on the civil list that the Duke of Wellington was defeated in 1830; in that year and in 1831 he was secretary at war; and from 1835 until 1841 he was paymaster of the forces and treasurer of the ordnance and navy. He was the author of several volumes and pamphlets on matters connected with financial and penal questions, the most important being that On Financial Reform, 1830. In 1842, having suffered for some time from ill-health and melancholy, he committed suicide. He was succeeded as 2nd baron by his eldest son John Vesey (1805-1883), who in 1829 joined the Plymouth Brethren , and spent his life in enthusiastic religious work. He left no son, and his brother Henry William (d. 1896) became 3rd baron, being succeeded by his second son Henry (1839-1906), a soldier who rose to be major-general. ALS, 1841, 1p. Tipped to another sheet. VG............................50-75

 

562. [MIT] Julius Adams Stratton (1901 - 1994) was a U.S. educator. He served as the president of MIT between 1959 and 1966. He also served as the chairman of the Ford Foundation between 1964 and 1971. TLS, MIT, 1958, 1p. ...................25-35

 

564. Evan Hunter (1926-2005) American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956. Brief Typed note signed; sends autograph, 1975...........25-35

 

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566. 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 1805. There is also an 1843 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

See Chase photo

 

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

 

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

Newman - page 1

Newman - back side

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

 

573. [INDIANA] Daniel D. Pratt [1813-1877] United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Palermo, Maine, he moved to New York with his parents, who settled in Fenner. He moved to Indiana in 1832 and taught school; in 1834 he settled in Indianapolis and was employed in the office of the Secretary of State. He was a member of the Senate from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875; while in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses). Pratt was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, holding that office in 1875 and 1876. CLIP FREE FRANK SIGNATURE as US Senator............20-30

See signature

Portrait of Sen. Pratt

 

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

See Bailey signature

See Bailey portrait

 

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

Original Portrait of James Kent

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

See this engraving

 

To The Actor Roland Young

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

 

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

 

 

One of the more influential early American geologists

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

 

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

 

Considered the foremost authority on the Moon

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

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

See signatures

 

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

 

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

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

See portrait of Gillmore

 

 

Union Lt. Colonel - 3rd Vermont

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Portland - first page

Portland - 2nd page

 

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

 

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

Portrait of Sainton

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Portrait of Nathan Drake

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following are signed stock certificates, each with biographical information. No estimates given. Winner pays full amount of their top bid. Signed on the back.

 

607. Corwin H. Spencer - capitalist. The Laclede Gas Light Co.

608. George Shiras III - biologist. The North American Co.

609. Charles D. Allen - book collector. The Laclede Gas Light Co.

610. Morris Knowles - engineer. The North American Edison Co.

611. Fain W. King - archeologist. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

612. Dudley C. Smith - physician. The North American Edison Co.

613. Noel Keys - psychologist. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

614. Jos. W. Krutch - author. The North American Edison Co.

615. Lester B. Collins - landscape architect. United Cigar-Whelan Stores Corp.

616. James R. Angell - educator. North American Light & Power Co.

617. Ruth D. Wilson - author. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

618. Jos. W. Wear - broker. The Laclede Gas Light Co.

619. Watson L. Savage - M.D. The North American Edison Co.

620. Karl Mundt - senator. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

621. Leroy Maeder - physician. North American Light & Power Co.

622. Allan Marquand - archeologist. The Laclede Gas Light Co.

623. Jas. J. Minot - stock broker. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

624. Laurence M. Marks - business. West Indies Sugar Corporation.

625. Bellamy Storer - lawyer. The Baldwin Co.

626. Alfred Morris Collins - polo player & big game hunter. The North American Edison Co.

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627. MYSTERY LOT of about 80 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: Sam. Sunset Cox autograph, items from files of Mass. congressman Philbin, Howard Crosby [b.1826], Robert Collyer & other signatures; 1 bank check signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp; antique prints; letters; documents; printed government documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot appears to be 1821. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items...............100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

632. MYSTERY LOT of about 72 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; a few autographs; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1800. There is also an 1826 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

643. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: autograph signatures; 1 bank check signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp; antique prints; letters; documents; printed government documents; and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot appears to be 1825. There is also an 1826 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items..........100-150

 

644. [FOOTBALL] Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football player and considered by many to be one of the best wide receivers of all time. He played for the Baltimore Colts during their four NFL championship wins--one away from the record for any team.Berry returned to the NFL as a head coach in 1984. ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME. Signed/inscribed 3x5 slip, 1963. VG........20-30

 

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

 

646. ACTORS & ACTRESSES - SIGNED 3 X 5 CARDS. * means also inscribed to collector. FRANCES LANGFORD, ANNABELLA, LOIS CHILES *, LORAINE DAY, VIRGINIA GREY *, BETTY FURNESS, LOIS JANUARY *............60--80

 

647. MYSTERY LOT of about 82 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 1793. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Portrait of Sen. Paddock

 

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

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

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653. [MICHIGAN] Omar D. Conger [1818-1898] U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Michigan. He was a member of the State military board during the Civil War, holding the rank of colonel. Senator Conger is the namesake for Fort Conger, the pioneering Arctic outpost established by Augustus Greeley's 1881 expedition and named by the explorer in gratitude for the senator's support. SIGNATURE ON ALBUM PAGE...........20-30

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Portrait of Sen. Conger

 

First Gov. & Senator Of Idaho

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

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Portrait of Shoup

 

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

 

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

 

Iowa Volunteer Cavalry

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

 

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

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Portrait of Hoge

 

659. CHRISTOPHER MORLEY (b.1890) Am. author. TLS, Saturday Review, 1936, 1p. Thanks for poem sent but cannot print it. Paperclip remains. Includes the poem, 2pp. signed by N.F. BRYDEN. Titled THE LEVIATHAN MUSES (At The Queen Mary's Reception)............50-75

 

"LEE'S LIEUTENANTS" 3 Vols.

660. [CONFEDERAT] Douglas Southhall Freeman. "LEE'S LIEUTENANTS, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1945 [later printing], 3 vols. Bound in black cloth with gilt stamp to front board and spine. Sl. sunned spines; some corners slightly bumped. Overall all in very good tight condition.............150-250

 

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

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Mount Heyburn Is Named For Him

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

 

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

 

3 Antique Views of Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

669. [MEDICAL] SIMON DANA M.D. - Pioneer Doctor. DS, New Hampton, 1819, 1p, 4to. Descriptive examination of woman's breast; may not be cancer; will have operation. VG...40-60

 

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

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9-Vol. Set on Abraham Lincoln

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Production of musical notes using an organ

 

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

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

 

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

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One-Of-A-Kind Book

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

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Daniel Boone portrait in book

Inside cover

 

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

 

Important Letter To Albert P. Wills

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

 

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

 

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

 

788. MYSTERY LOT of about 87 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; signatures; 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 around 1828. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

789. 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 1812. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Her Majesty's Theatre

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

 

795. 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 1824. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Picture of Saulsbury

 

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

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

See Mansfield signature

Portrait of Earl of Mansfield

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ARTIST WHO PAINTED FAMOUS LINCOLN PORTRAIT

810. [ARCHIVE] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was cousin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a little child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. Offered here are 21 ALSs [with envelopes], written to his wife Marion, 1880-1924. One of these is a fine letter of 24 pages. Letters total about 136 pages. Plus 25 bank checks signed by Douglas Volk. PLUS 20 letters from Marion to her husband, Douglas Volk. Her letters date 1880-1924, approx. 103 pages. We haven't read these letters for content. Wonderful archive. Total of approx. 41 letters...........600-800

 

Important Fort Leavenworth Figure

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

 

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

 

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

 

814. Schuyler Otis Bland (1872 -1950) United States Representative from Virginia. Born near Gloucester, Virginia, he attended the Gloucester Academy and the College of William and Mary. He was a teacher and a lawyer in private practice, and was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative William A. Jones . He was reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from July 2, 1918 to February 16, 1950. While in the House, he was chair of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Seventy-third through Seventy-ninth Congresses and Eighty-first Congress). The United States Merchant Marine Academy Library is named in his honor. TLS, 1945, 1p, as congressman, to Ensign King Hostick, who became the noted autograph dealer/collector. Says he has no job opening for the young man........20-30

 

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

 

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

 

"Since he was shot"

817. [TEDDY ROOSEVELT] R.H. Brasted [?] brief ALS, Napa, Cal., June 15, 1916, 1p. To Rossiter Johnson [1840-1931] American author, editor. "Dear Classmate....I appreciate the compliment you paid me in sending me your article to the N.Y. Sun. To say nothing of other requirements, I do not think Tedy [Theodore Roosevelt] has the physical requirement for a president since he was shot. I hope he will have the good sence to support [Charles Evans] Hughes. Go in now & elect Hughes. He is the best man living for the place...." Three weeks before the election in 1912, Roosevelt was shot in the chest while delivering a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . The bullet was slowed and deflected by a folded 50-page speech and a metal glasses case that were in Roosevelt's coat pocket. He did not realize that he had been shot until he touched his chest and saw blood on his hand. Despite the protests of his hosts, he insisted on completing his talk before being taken to the hospital. It was discovered that the bullet had lodged in his chest, but presented no threat to his health and was never removed. Roosevelt remained under observation for a week and did not resume campaigning. The attempted assassin, a deranged saloonkeeper, was later committed to a mental institution...........75-100

 

818. 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 1801. There is also an 1826 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For The Portrait Collector

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nonconformist Divine

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

Parker - 2nd page

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Methodism in Africa

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Seeing The Head of Lincoln

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

 

851. DOUGLAS Volk [1856-1935] writes ALS [1899], Society of American Artists letterhead, 3pp, 8vo. to his wife Marion at Center Lovell, Maine. Apparently Marion's mother is ill and Douglas is encouraging her to visit her mother and telling her not to worry about the house and family - they'll get along while she is away...........50-75

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Portraits of Civil War Generals

856. Group of antique engravings, most with moderate foxing stains [no torn pieces]. Inclides portraits of Generals: Winfield Scott, J.C. Fremont, Benj. F. Butler, A.E. Burnside, Henry W. Halleck, Geo. McClellan, plus Stephen A. Douglas. All can be cleaned with bleach if you know how........60-80

Composite Engraving - Union Generals

857. Composite engraving showing 9 Union Generals, 6 x 9.5 in. Pretty clean as these go. Portraits of: Lew Wallace, Jno. A. Logan, D. Butterfield, J.S. Wadsworth, E.O.C. Ord, F.P. Blair, C.K. Warren, L.H. Rousseau, and in the middle, John A. Dix.............25-35

 

Composite Engraving - Union Cavalry Officers

858. Composite engraving showing 9 Union Cavalry Generals, 6 x 9.5 in. There is one oil spot stain that is close to image. Not sure if this would bleach out. Includes: B.H. Crieson, J. Kilpatrick, J.H. Wilson, W.W. Averill, G.A. Custer, W. merritt, A. Pleasanton, C. Stoneman, and in the middle, P.H. Sheridan. ...........25-35

Composite Engraving - Union Naval Commanders

859. Composite engraving showing 9 Union Naval officers. Somewhat soiled but would likely clean up well. Includes: Adm. C. Wilkes, D.D. Porter, S.P. Dupont, J.A. Dahlgren, J. Rowan, L.M. Goldborough, Capt. J.L. Worden, C.S. Boggs, and in the middle, Adm. Farragut.........25-35

ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

867. [ART] REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua (1723-92), English painter in the Grand Manner, who was the foremost portraitist of his day. Reynolds was born in Plympton, Devonshire, on July 16, 1723, the son of a cleric. He learned portraiture from a painter in London and in 1749 sailed to the Mediterranean with Commodore Augustus Keppel (1725-86). After three years traveling in Italy he returned to London, where he soon attracted notice by his portraits of prominent persons. He came to be the first English painter to achieve social recognition for his artistic achievements. ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, c. 1853. Clean........30-40

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

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879. [Transcendentalism] Samuel Johnson (1822-1882) Am. clergyman. He was graduated at Harvard in 1842, and at the divinity school in Cambridge in 1846. He entered the ministry without ordination, and his first charge was the Unitarian church in Harrison square, Dorchester, where he remained one year. His political preaching and anti-slavery sentiments gave offence, and his engagement was not renewed. About 1851-'2 he became pastor of a free church in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1870, lecturing often upon anti-slavery topics. About 1852-'3 he delivered a course of lectures in Salem, which was the germ of his subsequent works. He compiled with Reverend Samuel Longfellow "Hymns for Public and Private Devotion" (Boston, 1846): and was the author of "Oriental Religions," comprising "India" (Boston, 1872), "China" (1877), and "Persia" (1885). See a memoir of him by Samuel Longfellow (Boston, 1883). Samuel Johnson was a second-generation Transcendentalist. He was fascinated with the Orient, and his greatest contribution to Transcendental thought is his comparison and synthesis of the major Oriental religions with Christianity. His three-volume series, Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion: India (1872), China (1877), and Persia (1885), though dated and unreliable, remains significant as the most comprehensive work of the time to address the union of Eastern and Western spirituality that enchanted so many of the Transcendentalists. Were Mr. Johnson more known, were his thoughts less interior, his genius less retiring, his method less private, his form of statement less close and severe, he would be one of the acknowledged and conspicuous leaders of the ideal philosophy in the United States, as he is one of the most discerning, penetrating, sinewy, and heroic minds of his generation. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [pencil], Monday Morning, Sept. 25, 1865, 2pp., 4 x 6-3/4. "My dear Carl, I am sorry not to be able to look at your Stones as I hoped to, yesterday. I could not get back to your father's house last night, and this morning I must go away in the first train because I promised a friend to meet him in Salem very early. But never mind. I shall not forget it. And I shall be in Medford again soon, and then we will take a good hour to look over the stones. You must get whatever nice ones you can: and perhaps I can add some of mine to yours. Always your friend Samuel Johnson." Provenance: from papers related to George Luther Stearns family. Stearns was one of the "Secret Six" who aided John Brown in Kansas, and financially supported him until Brown's execution...........75-100

 

880. 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 1814. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

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

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

 

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

 

884. 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 1814. There is also an 1843 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100150

 

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

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Abraham Lincoln of Illinois President

 

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

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887. MYSTERY LOT of about 91 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 1827. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

888. MYSTERY LOT of about 80 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1815. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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889. MYSTERY LOT of about 91 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1813. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....125-225

 

Original Winslow Homer

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

Original Winslow Homer

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

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892. [MARYLAND] PEARCE, James Alfred, a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Alexandria, Va., December 14, 1805; attended a private academy in Alexandria; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1822; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., in 1824; moved to Louisiana in 1825 and engaged in sugar planting; returned to Maryland and settled in Kent County in 1828; resumed the practice of law in Chestertown; member, State house of delegates 1831-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1843; reelected in 1849, 1855, and 1861, the last time as a Democrat, and served from March 4, 1843, until his death; chairman, Committee on the Library (Twenty-ninth through Thirty-seventh Congresses); chairman, Committee on Finance (Thirty-sixth Congress); died in Chestertown, Md., on December 20, 1862; interment in New Chester Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE , closely cropped at top edge............10-15

 

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

 

894. [MASS] DAWES & HOOPER from Mass. on same paper. DAWES, Henry Laurens, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Cummington, Mass., October 30, 1816; attended the common schools and received private instruction in preparatory studies; graduated from Yale College in 1839; became a teacher and edited the Greenfield Gazette and the North Adams Transcript; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in North Adams, Mass.; member, State house of representatives 1848-1849, 1852; member, State senate 1850; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; district attorney for the western district of Massachusetts 1853-1857; elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-seventh through Fortieth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1874; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1875; reelected in 1881 and again in 1887, and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1893; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1893; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh through Fifty-second Congresses); settled in Pittsfield, Mass.; chairman of the commission created to administer the tribal affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory 1893-1903; died in Pittsfield, Mass., February 5, 1903; interment in Pittsfield Cemetery. HOOPER, Samuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marblehead, Mass., February 3, 1808; attended the common schools; employed as agent for an importing firm and traveled extensively in foreign countries until 1832, when he engaged in the importing business in Boston, Mass., and later in the iron business; member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853; served in the State senate in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Appleton; reelected to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 2, 1861, until his death; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874; died in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1875; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery..........30-40

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

 

ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

902. [ELVIS] Shelley Fabares (b. 1944) American film and television actress. She appeared in a number of motion pictures including three Elvis Presley. SIGNED 1993 FDC honoring Elvis. Nice............25-35

 

For The Portrait Collector

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

McCoy page 1

McCoy page 2

McCoy page 3

 

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

Portrait of Trench

 

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

Portrait of Jeune

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

916. Anne Jeffreys (b. 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American actress and singer. Signed & inscribed 5x7 photo...............20-30

 

917. [ART] Philip H. Calderon (1833-1898) British painter. Initially worked in the Pre-Raphaelite style before moving towards historical genre. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy in London. Calderon became a leading member of the St John's Wood Clique, a group of artists interested in modern genre and historical subjects. ALS, 1876, 1+ page [signature & closing on verso], on mourning stationery. To Mr. Builten, Christmas & New Years greeting. Approx. 5x7". VG............50-75

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Page 2

 

918. [ART] EDWARD J. POYNTER [1836-1919] English historical painter. Director of National Gallery (1894-1904). Executed decorative designs in fresco, mosaic, stained glass, pottery; known for classic oil paintings, including Israel in Egypt (1867), Atalanta' s Race (1876), Lesbia and Her Sparrow (1907). ALS, 1896, 2pp, approx. 4x6 in.........75-100

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919. [ART] Frank Dicksee (Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee. 1853-1928) English painter. Known for medieval subjects and portraits; president of Royal Academy (1924-28). ALS, 1923, 1p......50-75

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920. MYSTERY LOT of about 81 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1815. Also included is 1826 document signed by Roland G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

921. 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 1814. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

925. Alice Muriel Williamson (1869 - 1933) British novelist. Born Alice Muriel Livingston, she married Charles Norris Williamson (1859-1920) in 1894 and many of her books were jointly written with her husband. After her marriage she introduced herself as Mrs. C.N. Williamson. A number of their novels cover the early days of motoring and can also be read as travelogues. Under the pseydonym Alice Stuyvesant she wrote "The Hidden House" serialised in The Cavalier 1913-1914. Alice apparently said of her husband "Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories": she said of herself "I can't do anything else." She continued to write after her husband's death in 1920. ALS, no year, 3 full pages. To Miss Marshall [journalist]. Nice content............50-75

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926. [MASS] Henry Joseph Gardner [1819-1892] Governor of Massachusetts from 1855-58. Gardner was the candidate of the Know-Nothing movement, and was elected governor as part of the sweeping victory of Know-Nothing candidates in the Massachusetts elections of 1854. In line with the nativist and anti-Catholic politics of the Know-Nothing movement, Gardner proposed an amendment to the Massachusetts state constitution banning appropriations of tax funds to Catholic schools, which was passed by the state legislature and ratified after it was approved by referendum. During Gardner's term in office, Anthony Burns was arrested in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Edward G. Loring, a Suffolk County probate judge who also as served U.S. commissioner of the Circuit Court in Massachusetts, ordered that Burns be forced back into slavery in Virginia, outraging abolitionists and the increasingly antislavery public in Massachusetts. Under the pressure of a public petition campaign spearheaded by William Lloyd Garrison , the legislature passed two Bills of Address calling for Judge Loring to be removed from his state office, in 1855 and 1856, but in both cases Gardner declined to remove Loring. (A third Bill of Address to remove Loring from office was later approved by Gardner's Republican successor, Nathaniel Prentice Banks.) SIGNATURE........20-30

 

Hawaii

927. Small collection: includes: Ira Allen Haynes [1859-1955] American General who served in Hawaii in 1899. He commanded the 64th F.A. Brigade, Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, La. [1917]; served in France [1918-1919]; later commanded 9th Coast Artillery District, San Francisco. Signed Riggs Nationa Bank check dated 1920. € Gordon G. Heiner [1869-1943] American General who commanded coast defenses Honolulu, Hawaii [1923-26]. Signed Rigs bank check, 1900. Plus 5 color lithographed stereocards showing life in Hawaii [c. 1905]...............50-75

 

928. [ELVIS] Shelley Fabares (b. 1944) American film and television actress. She appeared in a number of motion pictures including three Elvis Presley. SIGNED 1993 FDC honoring Elvis. Nice............25-35

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929. (CANAL ZONE) W. S. CROSLEY (1871-1939). Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy. Naval attache, Petrograd Russia (1917-1918). Commanded Fifteenth Naval District, Balboa, Canal Zone. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1914. Bank check. With vignette of bank...........40-60

 

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

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931. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING - Peaches on Blue Cloth, done in 1944. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 8 x 10, b/w.........40-60

 

932. (KUHN) original photograph of WALT KUHN PAINTING -Dominique Clown, done in 1947. Durand-Ruel blindstamp on verso. 10 x 8, b/w.........40-60

 

933. (BOOK - REV. WAR) PAUL REVERE'S OWN STORY, AN ACCOUNT OF HIS RIDE AS TOLD IN A LETTER TO A FRIEND, TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS VERSATILE CAREER, BY HARRIET E. O'BRIEN. Perry Walton, Boston, 1929. Edition limited to 500 copies, privately printed. Contains a complete facsimile of the letter written by Paul Revere to Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap, recounting his famous ride. Eight pages in all, with each reproduced in the text in its original spelling, capitalizing and phrasing. A comprehensive biography of Revere is also included, with his work as a silversmith, engraver, designer of bookplates, dentist, gunsmith, soldier and other professions. Well-illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, engravings and more. Bibliography. Quarter bound in cream cloth with teal paper covered boards, the Revere (Rivoire) family crest in gold. Corners bumped, some chipping, ends of spine bumped. Minor foxing on free endpapers. 4to.. A most interesting book.........100-150

 

934. [CINEMA] Leatrice Joy Gilbert (1893- 1985) American film actress best known for her career in the early silent film era. Signed & inscribed photo. Repro. of early movie still. VG.............25-35

 

935. [FILM] DON PORTER [1912-1997] actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron. ISP, 8 x 10.......20-30

 

Transfer of Certain Indian Trust-Funds

936. Printed government document signed in type by the President, U.S. Grant, 1876, 2pp, 8vo. Printed for House of Rep., 44th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 118. MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, With his objection, the bill (H.R. 1561) FOR TRANSFERRING THE CUSTODY OF CERTAIN INDIAN TRUST-FUNDS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES. Attached to Ex. Doc. No. 119 - Winnebago and Pottawatomie Indians in Wisconsin, signed in type by Z. Chandler, Sec. of the Interior, 7pp. VG.........20-30

 

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

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

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939. [ENGLAND] William R. Inge (1860-1954) English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, "Dean Inge." Inge was a prolific author. In addition to scores of articles, lectures and sermons, he also wrote over 35 books. He is best known for his works on Plotinus and neoplatonic philosophy, and on Christian mysticism. He was nicknamed The Gloomy Dean because of his pessimistic views in his Evening Standard articles and he is remembered as a supporter of animal rights. ALS, St. Paul's, June 16, no yr., 1p. To Mrs. Holman Hunt regarding decorating a chapel. VG........75-100

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Portrait of Inge

 

940. Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War - printed government document, EX. Doc. No. 18, REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR - In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the reports of the Commissioners who examined the different sites offered for a Military Asylum in the west. Signed IN TYPE Jeff'n Davis. Jan. 12, 1854, 6pp. 33d Congress, 1st Session, US Senate.............20-30

 

941. [GEORGIA] Manuscript Document Signed, Savannah, 1829. "Third" Bill of Exchange for $1100. Signed by Rowland G. Hazard [1801-1888] wealthy woolen manufacturer and author from Peacedale, RI; he was also an active proponent of women's suffrage. The RI Historical Soc. holds many of R.G. Hazard's papers. The document is in excellent condition. Hazard has signed vertically across document but in different color ink so it stands out some. 8 x 4 in. ........30-40

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First Commissioner of Lighthouses

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

 

1840 Bound For Mobile

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

 

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

 

945. [ENGLISH] JOH: LONDON (JOHN ROBINSON. 1650-1723). Bishop of London (1714-1723); Accompanied Charles II to Narva (1700). Appointed first English plenipotentiary at peace conference at Utrecht (1712) and was the first to sign treaty (1713). Privy councillor (1714). Signature, September 1720. Irregular shape.Approx. 2 x 2 in..................35-45

 

946. [IRELAND] Sir Thomas Dancer - ALS, Modreeny, 1748, 2pp, approx. 7-1/4 x 9". To "My Lord". You can read both pages below. VG............100-150

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947. [THEATRE] EDITH WYNNE MATTHISON [Mrs. Charles K. Kennedy] born 1838. Noted British-American Shakespearian actress. ALS, 1912, 1p, 4to. She is unable to comply with a suggestion as "I commence rehearsals for a new play this Monday; and my Contract calls for my exclusive services for the whole season."..........................25-35

 

948. [SCIENCE] Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician, born at Rochester, Michigan. He graduated C.E. at the University of Michigan in 1872 and was appointed assistant engineer on the United States Lake Survey. In 1882 he became assistant astronomer for the United States Transit of Venus Commission. In 1884 he became astronomer to the United States Geological Survey, serving until 1890, when he became assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1893 he was called to Columbia as professor of mechanics and subsequently became professor of mathematical physics as well. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. He died in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Professor Woodward carried on researches and published papers in many departments of astronomy, geodesy, and mechanics . In the course of his work with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey he devised and constructed the "iced bar and long tape base apparatus," which enables a base line to be measured with greater accuracy and with less expense than by methods previously employed. His work on the composition and structure of the earth and the variation of latitude found expression in a number of valuable papers. A RARE offering of 54 manuscript pages written by Prof. Woodward, titled "Applications of Theory of Elasticity." Lacks pages 22-25. Fine.......400-600

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Sascha in the film Casablanca

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

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950. [ENGLAND] Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook GCSI PC (1814-1906), known as Gathorne Hardy until 1878, was a prominent British Conservative politician. He held office in every Conservative government between 1858 and 1892 and notably served as Home Secretary from 1867 to 1868 and as Secretary of State for War from 1874 to 1878. In 1865 Hardy reluctantly agreed to stand against William Ewart Gladstone in the Oxford University constituency. However, he defeated Gladstone by a majority of 180, which greatly enhanced his standing within the Conservative party. Brief ALS, written in the 3rd person; signed Viscount Cranbrook. 4 x 6-1/4 in. Bottom right corner worn away...........40-60

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951. [JUDAICA] JOHN (Desmond Rayner) [1924-2005] British Rabbi. Though ever preferring to give credit to others, Rabbi Rayner, born Hans Sigismund Rahmer, played an indisputably monumental role in changing the face of contemporary non-orthodox Jewish liturgy. In collaboration with American Reform rabbi Chaim [Herman] Stern, Rayner produced for the Liberal Jewish movement in Britain the landmark Service of the Heart (Hebrew: Avodat ha-Lev) and Gate of Repentance (Hebrew: Petach Teshuvah ). Both works set the trend of a whole generation by bringing about an overdue revitalization and leading to the creation of a whole slew of prayerbooks on virtually every continent. Lengthy 1p. TLS, London, 1974, to Rabbi Frederick Solomonski. Signed "John." Says of course he remembers Solomon and "...often thought and talked about you." Great Judaica content re" what's happening in England. VG............80-120

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952. Dr. Charles Clayton Morrison (1874&emdash;1966) was an American Disciples of Christ minister and Christian socialist. TLS, The Christian Century [letterhead], Chicago, 1926, 1p. 4to. To Miss. C. Louise Gates of Toledo, Ohio. "It was very nice of you to send your report on Russia. I have just finished it and find it valuable. I will put it in my files with the other most interesting material which the members of the Russian party are sending me from time to time. With best wishes for your work and yourself..." Morrison was born in 1874 in Harrison, Ohio. He attended high school in Jefferson, Iowa, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Chicago. He died in 1966. He was a young minister in the Disciples of Christ, when he purchased the foundering Christian Century magazine in Chicago in 1908. With donations and gradually increasing subscribership, the magazine survived and prospered under his editorship until his retirement in 1947. He became a well-known spokesman for liberal Christianity. He supported the ecumenical movement, particularly the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches. VG...........50-75

 

Our Most Prominent Pacific Coast Scientist

953. GEORGE DAVIDSON [1825-1911] pioneer west coast scientist. Probably no name is better known in the scientific world of the Pacific Coast than that of Professor George Davidson, of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. His active and untiring efforts, extending over a long period of time in advancing the interests of science on this coast, are well known; and the work he has accomplished in the service in which he holds high rank has earned for him a name and reputation which might be envied by any man. He determined the Eastern boundary, 120th meridian, of California in 1873. Lengthy ALS, 1908, WRITTEN IN THE 3RD PERSON. "Mr George Davidson expresses his thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward for their kind invitation to meet the members of the National Academy of Sciences on the evening of Wednesday the twenty-second of April, and regrets his inability to be present. San Francisco Cal. March 22/08." VG................150-200

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954. [MAINE] William G. Crosby (1805-1881) the 23rd Governor of Maine. Crosby was born in Belfast, Maine on September 10, 1805. He studied at Belfast Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1823. He then studied law. He had a successful career as a lawyer. Crosby served as delegate to the Whig National Convention that nominated Henry Clay for President of the United States. He was elected to two one year terms as Governor of Maine in 1852 and 1853, both times finishing second to the Democratic candidate in the popular vote. A majority requirement being in effect, he was selected by the legislature. Document Signed, 1854, appointment of Marquis D. L. Lane, of Hollis, as a Justice of the Peace. Approx. 10 x 15". VG..........40-60

 

955. Arthur Williams Wright (1836 - 1915) American physicist. The Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale is named for him. He held the first Ph.D in Science awarded in the New World. His doctoral dissertation - on satellite machanics - was one of three, in different fields, accepted by Yale University for the degree in 1861. He taught at Yale, also briefly at Williams College, and returning to Yale in 1872 as Professor of Molecular Physics and Chemistry, retiring in 1906. He has had charge of the Sloane physical laboratory at Yale, which was constructed under his supervision. Professor Wright was the first to observe and describe the electric shadow in 1870-'1, devised a new apparatus for the production of ozone, and investigated its action upon alcohol and ether in 1872-'4; also in 1874 determined the polarization of the zodiacal light, measuring its amount, and investigated its spectrum. He was the first to discover gases in stony meteorites, to extract them and determine their composition, obtaining their spectra in vacuum tubes, and pointing out their relation to the spectra of comets as affording a probable explanation of the latter. In 1877 he devised a method of applying the discharge of electricity in a vacuum to deposit the metal of the electrode upon glass or other surfaces, so as to form brilliant transparent metallic films. Lengthy ANS, New Haven, 1908. Regrets unable to accept invitation from Prof. & Mrs. Woodward to attend meeting of the National Academy in Washington. VG except for 2 light brown spots at edges................60-80

 

956. [SCIENCE] Chas. B. Dudley (1842 1909) Am. chemist who was an early proponent of standardization in industry. n 1875 he became a chemist for the Pennsylvania Railroad and started to investigate the chemical composition and metallurgical structure of rail tracks, breakage being a major hazard at that time. He discovered enormous variation in the properties and quality of steel and the 1878 publication of his results caused an uproar in the steel industry who saw it as their sole domain to determine the quality of their products for sale. Dudley championed the development of company and industry standards and demanded rigorous testing of materials to verify conformity. He developed a complete range of standards for the Pennsylvania Railroad, not only for steel, but also for fuels, lubricants, paints, and even locomotives. In 1898, he was one of the founders of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). TLS, Department of the Interior, 1908, 1-1/2 pp., 4to. Remsen has informed Dudley that Woodward has been appointed chairman of the committee to investigate and report upon a plan for consolidating the scientific surveys, as required by Section 8 of the Sundry Civil Act." Continues at length. Paperclip stain o/w VG........75-100

 

957. [NJ] William Pennington (1796-1862) American politician and lawyer, the Governor of New Jersey, and Speaker of the House during his one term in Congress. He was appointed Governor of Minnesota Territory by President Millard Fillmore, but declined to accept the position. ALS, Trenton, 1840, 1p. Postmarked address leaf addressed to John P. B. Maxwell, House of Representatives, Washington. Maxwell was a US congressman from New Jersey. VG...........40-60

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958. Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee (1864-1940) American physician who is remembered for her medical work with the United States military. She was the daughter of noted astronomer Simon Newcomb. She married geologist and anthropologist W.J. McGee in 1888. She received her medical degree from Columbian College (present-day George Washington University) in 1892, followed by a special post-graduate course in gynecology at Johns Hopkins University . She was in private practice in Washington, DC, from 1892 to 1896 and was one of few woman physicians practicing in the Washington, D.C. area at that time. She also had connections with the military through her father, who held the rank of rear admiral. As Director of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital Corps (DAR), she trained volunteer nurses for army and navy service after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898. McGee's organizing ability led to her appointment as the only woman Acting Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army on August 29, 1898, and she was placed in charge of the Army's nurses under the Army Surgeon General's Department. After this brief war ended, McGee pursued the establishment of a permanent nursing corps, which became a reality with the Army Nurse Corps, after passage of the Army Reorganization Act legislation, which she helped draft. In 1900 she left her position with the Army, but continued leading the Society of Spanish-American War Nurses, a group she had founded in 1898. With the threat of war between Russia and Japan looming, McGee led a group of nine volunteer nurses to Japan in 1904, establishing a field hospital for the Imperial Japanese Army . The Japanese Minister of War appointed McGee "Superior of Nurses," giving her rank on par with officers in the Japanese Army. She later served as a military medical attaché and observer with the Japanese Army in Manchuria during 1905. After her return to the United States, McGee lived in her homes in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Southern Pines, North Carolina, and in California, where she lectured at the University of California and wrote on her experiences in the war. McGee died on October 5, 1940 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery next to her father with full military honors. McGee received the Spanish War Service Medal for her services during the Spanish-American War. For her work in Japan she was awarded the Japanese Imperial Order of the Precious Crown, The Japanese Red Cross decoration and two Russo-Japanese War medals from the Japanese government. Offered here a an excellent content letter, written and signed by her, 1894, 3pp, 4.5 x 7". In fine crisp condition. To Prof. Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) the American physicist and mathematician, who in 1900 would become President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. See scans below................150-200

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959. [ART] Henry DAWSON [1811-1878] English landscape painter; praised as a colorist by Ruskin. ALS, 1866, 2pp. 8vo. Asks permission to bring along a young artist friend. VG.................50-75

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

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From Papers of Col. Reginald Hubbell

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

 

962. Nathan Webb, an early American Congregational Church minister, was born on April 9, 1705, at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died on March 17, 1772 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Nathan Webb pastored the first new Congregational Church in Massachusetts started during the Great Awakening period for over 41 years. His parishioners made a mark on America and its early freedoms. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example.............50-75

 

963. [THEATRE] CHARLES JAMES MATHEWS (1803-1878) British actor. He was one of the few British actors to be successful in French-speaking roles in France. A son of the actor Charles Mathews, he achieved a greater reputation than his father in the same profession and also excelled at light comedy. He toured three times in the United States, and met and married his second wife there. His first public appearance on the stage was made on 7 December 1835, at the Olympic Theatre in London, as George Rattleton in his own play The Humpbacked Lover, and as Tim Topple the Tiger in Leman Rode's Old and Young Stager. Brief ALS, no date, approx. 3-1/2 x 4-1/4". THIS COMES FROM THE BOOTHBAY THEATRE MUSEUM COLLECTION IN MAINE..........40-60

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Portrait of Mathews

 

964. [THEATRE] Lewis Morrison ( Morris W. Morris 1844 - 1906) (aka Lewis Morrison) was a Jamaican-born American stage actor best known for his longtime performance in the role of "Mephistopheles" in "Faust". Morris was of English and Spanish ancestry. Morris served in the United States army in the Louisiana Native Guards during the Civil War. Officers of the Guard, based in New Orleans, was composed of free black soldiers from New Orleans and the surrounding area. Morris was their lieutenant. During the beginning of the Civil War, the Louisiana Guard promptly switched allegiances to the Union, and its soldiers became the first black officers in the Union army. He was married to English-born actress Rose Wood, and by her was the father of actress Adrienne Morrison; and the grandfather of actresses Barbara Bennett, Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett, and the great-grandfather of Morton Downey, Jr. After the Civil War, he became a stage actor first performing in New Orleans beginning in minor roles with Edwin Booth and Charlotte Cushman until he was featured in larger parts. He became a well-known actor in New Orleans and moved on to the New York stage where he gained greater fame in "Faust". He eventually founded his own traveling theater troupe and traveled the world playing the role of Mephistopheles in "Faust". His theater posters have been preserved by the American Archives and can be accessed on line. AQS, dated 1895. Approx. 3-3/4 x 2-1/2". Written on a card that shows old traces of tape [see scan]............25-35

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965. Thaddeus Kosciusko (1746-1817) Polish-Lithuanian and American general and military leader. He is a national hero of Poland, Lithuania. He led the 1794 Kos'ciuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. Before commanding the 1794 Uprising, he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated service, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general in a mass promotion given to all officers who had served during the war and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. The United States also gave him a land grant. On a visit to America in 1798, Kos'ciuszko collected his back pay and entrusted it to his friend Thomas Jefferson in his will, directing him to spend the American money on freeing and educating black slaves, including Jefferson's. Kos'ciuszko died in 1817, but Jefferson never carried out the terms of his will, nor did a friend to whom he transferred the executorship. In 1852 Chief Justice Roger Taney of the U.S. Supreme Court transferred the money, by then worth more than $50,000, to Kos'ciuszko's heirs in Poland, ruling that his American will had been invalid. As a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States, Kos'ciuszko has given his name to many places and monuments around the world. The original stipple engraved portrait of Kosciusko is by William Holl the Younger (1807-1871) English portrait and figure engraver, noted for his book illustrations. The eldest of four sons of William Holl the Elder (c1771-1838), he was taught engraving by his father &endash; at first stipple and later line on steel. The first portrait engraving produced on his own was that of Thomas Cranmer in May 1829 for inclusion in Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages. He contributed further work to this publication between 1829 and 1835 after artists such as van Loo, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely, Godfrey Kneller and Daniel Mytens. He also produced portraits for William Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery (1830&endash;34) and for the 1834 Chambers's Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen. In the 1840s his major works were engravings after William Powell Frith, illustrating the poems of Thomas Moore "Beauties of Moore" (1840) and scriptural engravings after various artists such as Raphael, Rembrandt, Benjamin West and James Northcote for inclusion in Blackie & Sons' Imperial Family Bible (1844) and John Kitto's Gallery of Scripture Engravings (1846&endash;49). He also produced portraits for the Imperial Dictionary (1861) and Thomas Baines's Yorkshire Past and Present (1871&endash;77). The engraving offered here was likely executed early 1830s. Image is approx. 3-3/4 x 4-1/2" plus wide clean margins. Excellent condition........60-80

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966. [MAGIC] Max Maven (born Philip Goldstein 1950 in Ithaca, New York) is an American magician and mentalist. He often appears on television magic shows to perform "interactive" mind reading tricks that work for the television audience. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG..........25-35

 

967. [ENGLAND] Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour PC (1853-1945) British nobleman and Conservative. He was the brother of the Prime Minister. ALS, 1932, 1p. About having his portrait painted by Charles Grant.............25-35

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968. [REFORM SCHOOLS] Sydney Turner (1814-1879) Dean of Ripon [1875-76]; inspector of reformatories. ALS, 1863, 3pp, about 4-1/2 x 7-1/2". To W.J. Garnet who has left an initialed postscript at the end of the letter. "I have a youth on my list of Candidates for Employmentin Reformatory work - who is anxious to be trained for that vocation - & seems likely to be useful if trained..." Writes in some detail. VG........25-35

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969. (CANAL ZONE) W. S. CROSLEY (1871-1939). Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy. Naval attache, Petrograd Russia (1917-1918). Commanded Fifteenth Naval District, Balboa, Canal Zone. Document Signed, The Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C., 1914. Bank check. With vignette of bank. Cancel holes over signature but doesn't affect appearance........25-35

 

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

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971. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............25-35

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972. (ASIATIC SCOURGE -1832) B. & P. JUDD - Autograph Letter Signed, Gt. Barrington, Sept. 15, 1832. Three pages, octavo, plus integral address leaf. "We are happy to inform you that though the Asiatic scourge has visit our shores & in many of our cities thousands have become already its victims & in many of our Villages in this U.S. the bells of mortality are frequently been caused to sound by this desolating scourge yet thanks to him who reigns & rules the universe we are yet the spared monuments of his amazing mercy & yet with our neighbors & friend can on this though dreary & cold mount join in thanksgiving & praise to our God for our good health & our many blessings."............25-35

 

973. [ART] M.S.B. Jr. - original signed pencil drawing, titled "Our Snow-House", dated 7 March 1859, approx. 3-1/2 x 5-1/4". VG...........50-75

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975. MYSTERY LOT of about 84 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1814. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

976. MYSTERY LOT of about 96 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 1843 document signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up], and a 1943 TLS by Brig. General Wm. C. Crane. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items........100-150

 

977. [LINCOLN] Printed invoice bill to Douglas Volk from Photogravure & Color Co. for "1 plate Lincoln" and "24 prints Lincoln." Dated 1926 PAID...................40-60

 

978. [ADLER PORTRAIT] VOLK'S CERTIFICATE OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION for his portrait painting of Dr. Felix Adler, 1915. On both sides of 3x5 card. Unsigned as issued..........25-35

 

979. MYSTERY LOT of about 83 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 1826. There is also an 1826 bank check signed by R.G. Hazard [look him up]. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

980. Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920) American journalist, historian and adventure writer. His most well-known work is "Indian Fights and Fighters". Brady's first major book "For Love of Country" whilst telling the story of a fictitious John Seymour was actually based in part on the true heroics of Nicholas Biddle one of the first five captains of the fledgling Continental Navy. AQS, 1901, on 3-3/4 x 2-3/8" card........20-30

 

981. Samuel May (1797-1871) a radical American reformer during the nineteenth century, championed multiple reform movements including education, women's rights, and abolitionism. He was born on September 12, 1797 in an upper class Boston area. May was the son of Colonel Joseph May, a merchant, and Dorothy Sewell, who was descended from or connected to many of the leading families of colonial Massachusetts, including the Quincys and the Hancocks. His sister was Abba May Alcott, mother of Louisa May Alcott. In 1825, he married Lucretia Flagge Coffin with whom he had five children. The oldest died as a toddler, but May saw this event as a sacrifice he had to make for the purity of his own soul. Signed 4 x 2-1/2" card.......25-35

Portrait of May

 

982. Richard Washburn Child - US Ambassador to Rome [1921-1924] perhaps best remembered as the person who translated into English, with a foreword of Benito Mussolini's book My Autobiography. In the preface, he wrote: "It may be shrewdly forecast that no man will exhibit dimensions of permanent greatness equal to Mussolini." A lengthy ALS, 1905, 2pp, 4to. To Charles S. Bird, East Walpole, Mass. Nice letter about receiving a dog............25-35

 

983. Herb Shriner (1918-1970) American humorist, radio personality and television host. Herb Shriner was best known for his homespun monologues, usually with roots in his adopted home state of Indiana. He was often compared to fellow humorist Will Rogers. Signed, inscribed 6.5 x 8.5 photo. Condition: photo has been cropped; faults at top & bottom areas............20-30

 

984. [ENGLISH COURAGE] Geo. Fred. Young - Member of Parliament. ALS, Oakfield Lodge, Reigate, Sept. 21, 1861, 4pp, approx. 4.5 x 7". Tells son of Robert Spence [noted Quaker banker] of his father's courage in protecting him from a crowd of angry, beaten and drunken rabble after he had won the election to a seat in Parliament from North Shields years before. VG........50-75

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985. [ENGLAND] Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894)(28 December 1802 &endash; 9 October 1894), known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845, was an English statesman. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1828. Mounted..........25-35

 

986. James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife KT, GCH (1776-1857) was a Scot who became a Spanish general. On 9 September 1799 he married Mary Caroline Manners (second daughter of daughter of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart ), who died on 20 December 1805 without children. Thereupon Duff sought distraction in 1808 by volunteering to join the Spaniards in their war against Napoleon . His assistance was gladly received, especially as he came full of enthusiasm and with a full purse, and he was made a major-general in the Spanish service. He served with great distinction at the battle of Talavera , where he was severely wounded in trying to rally the Spanish runaways, and was only saved from becoming a prisoner by the gallantry of his lifelong friend, Major (afterwards Lieutenant-general Sir) S. F. Whittingham. In that year, 1809, he became Viscount Macduff on his father's accession to the Irish earldom of Fife, but he still continued to serve in Spain, and was present during the defence of Cadiz against Marshal Victor, and was again severely wounded in the attack on Fort Matagorda in 1810. On 17 April 1811 he succeeded his father as fourth Earl Fife, and as Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, and returned to Britain, after being made for his services a knight of the order of St. Ferdinand. He was elected M.P. for Banffshire in 1818, and made a lord in waiting in the following year. He was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Lord Fife on 27 April 1827, in which year he was also made a knight of the Thistle. He soon afterwards retired altogether to Scotland, where he lived at Duff House , Banffshire. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1833. Tipped to page from book mentioning him..........25-35

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987. [MICH] WALDRON, Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born in Albany, N.Y., October 11, 1819; attended Albany Academy, and was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1836; moved to Michigan in 1837 and was employed as a civil engineer in railroad work; settled in Hillsdale, Mich., in 1839; member of the State legislature in 1843; a director of the Michigan Southern Railroad 1846-1848; active in promoting the construction of the Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern Railroad and served as its first president; president of the Second National Bank of Hillsdale from the date of its organization until 1876; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; elected to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-second Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; elected president of the First National Bank of Hillsdale in 1876 and served until his death in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 13, 1880; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE........20-30

 

988. W.B. Closson [1848-1926] American artist born in Thetford, Vermont. He moved to Boston and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper's Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller. Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Signed album page, dated Boston 1883......20-30

 

989. Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929) American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author -- as well as a highly-respected painter -- renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Signed album page dated 1894.......20-30

 

990. Sir Francis C. BURNAND [1836-1917]. English playwright. Editor of Punch (1880-1906). Author of many burlesques, including Black-eyed Susan (1866), Cox and Box (with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, produced 1867), The Colonel (1881), and Happy Thoughts (1866). CLIP SIGNATURE.....20-30

 

991. [VIRGINIA] EDWIN A. ALDERMAN - In 1904 he resigned as President at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to take the same position at the University of Virginia. As the University's first President, he embarked on a number of reforms for both the University and the state of Virginia's public educational systems in general. A reform specific to the University of Virginia was one of the first school-sponsored financial aid programs in all of higher learning and, though primitive by today's standards, it included a loan provision for those "needy young men" who were unable to pay. Initially controversial and opposed by many at what had become a very traditional school, Alderman's progressive ideas stood the test of time and he today remains the longest-serving President of the University's history, having served for nearly thirty years until his death in 1931. Alderman Library, a popular landmark among today's students, is his namesake. An attractive signed 4-4/4 x 3-3/4 in. card. "Faithfully yours Edwin A. Alderman University of Virginia Jan. 10, 1924. Fine............................30-40

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992. [New Hampshire] Isaac Hill (1789-1851) American publisher, editor, and politican from Concord, New Hampshire. Born in 1789 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, he represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate and later served as governor. He died in 1851 in Washington, D.C., and is buried at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, New Hampshire. CLIP SIGANTURE. very slightly cropped at top......20-30

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993. [IOWA] CUMMINS, Albert Baird, a Senator from Iowa; born near Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., February 15, 1850; attended the public schools, and a preparatory academy; graduated Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1869; moved to Iowa; briefly engaged as a carpenter; clerked in the office of the recorder of Clayton County; moved to Allen County, Indiana in 1871 where he became deputy county surveyor and engaged in railroad building; moved to Chicago to study law; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Chicago; returned to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1878, where he continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1888-1890; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1894 and 1900; member of the Republican National Committee 1896-1900; Governor of Iowa 1902-1908, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1908 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Allison; reelected in 1909, 1914, and again in 1920, and served from November 24, 1908, until his death on July 30, 1926; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-sixth through the Sixty-ninth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Judiciary (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); died in Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 1926; interment in Woodland Cemetery. SIGNED 3x5 card, sl. toned.

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Portrait of Cummins

 

994. [CW] S.M. KELLOGG [1822-1904] US Representative from Connecticut; served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, 1863-1866; brigadier general of the regiment 1866-1870. SIGNATURE. News clipping mounted below............15-20

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995. [THEATRE] Cora Urquhart Potter (1859 -1936) one of the first American society women to take to the stage. She married James Brown-Potter in 1877. They visited England in 1886 where they met the Prince of Wales and were subsequently invited to spend the weekend with him. James returned to the United States alone following the visit as Mary remained in England to pursue a career on stage. She made her stage debut at the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1877. Later that year she started a successful partnership with Harold Kyrle Bellew. She and Harold toured the world and starred together for the next ten years. Despite the fact her husband divorced her in 1903 she continued to use her married name as her stage name. Her last appearance on the London stage was in 1912. She made a further stage appearance in 1919 for a benefit production in Guernsey. Signature on 3-3/8 x 2-1/2 in. card........20-30

 

996. [THEATRE] Herbert Kelcey - vintage stage actor. Signed 5x3 card.....20-30

 

997. [BASEBALL] Masato Yoshii (b. 1965 in Aridagawa, Wakayama, Japan) retired baseball player who is currently a pitching coach for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese Pacific League. He pitched in the Major Leagues from 1998-2002. Signed & inscribed 3x5 card........10-15

 

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

 

999. [OHIO] AMBLER, Jacob A., a Representative from Ohio; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 18, 1829; attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction; moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother's law office; was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms; appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio; served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company; delegate to every Republican National Conventions between 1876 and 1896; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882; retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1906; interment in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. SIGNATURE.............10-15

 

1000. [OHIO] HORTON, Valentine Baxter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Windsor, Vt., January 29, 1802; attended the Partridge Military School and afterward became one of its tutors; studied law in Middletown, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1830; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he practiced; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1833, and to Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1835; engaged in the sale and transportation of coal and the development of the salt industry; member of the State constitutional convention in 1860; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; engaged in coal mining; died in Pomeroy, Ohio, January 14, 1888; interment in Beach Grove Cemetery. SIGNATURE, stains below.............20-30

 

1001. [OHIO] HART, Alphonso, a Representative from Ohio; born in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 4, 1830; attended the common schools and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio; studied law in Warren, Ohio; was admitted to the bar August 12, 1851, and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Portage County 1861 to 1864, when he resigned; member of the State senate 1865, 1872, and 1873; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1873-1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress; served as Solicitor of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department, 1888-1892; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there December 23, 1910; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. SIGNATURE........15-20

 

1002. [OHIO] PECK, Erasmus Darwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Stafford, Conn., September 16, 1808; attended the common schools of Munson, Mass., and was graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1829; moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1830 and practiced medicine; moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives 1856-1859; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Truman H. Hoag; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from April 23, 1870, to March 3, 1873; did not seek renomination in 1872; practiced medicine in Perrysburg, Ohio, until his death there December 25, 1876; interment in Fort Meigs Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..........20-30

 

1003. [OHIO] WELKER, Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Knox County, Ohio, April 25, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio; clerk of the court of common pleas for Holmes County, 1846-1851; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-third Congress in 1852; judge of the sixth judicial district of Ohio, 1852-1857; moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1857; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1857 and 1858 on the ticket with Salmon P. Chase; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; was appointed aide-de-camp, with rank of colonel, to the Governor of Ohio, August 10, 1861; judge advocate general of the State of Ohio, 1861; superintendent of drafting with rank of colonel under Governor Tod, August 15, 1862; assistant adjutant general in 1862; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, February 16, 1865; mustered out September 21, 1865; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination to the Forty-second Congress in 1870; appointed United States judge for the northern district of Ohio by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1873 and served until 1889, when he retired; professor of political science and international law at Wooster University, 1873-1890; died on March 15, 1902, in Wooster, Ohio; interment in Wooster Cemetery. SIGNATURE.......20-30

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1004. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

1005. MYSTERY LOT - 11 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

1006. MYSTERY LOT - 12 misc. autographs, unidentified and not researched. There will be several of these Mystery Lots offered elsewhere in this auction. For those who prefer to do the research..............50-75

See signatures

 

1007. Martin F. Tupper (1810-1889) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. ANS, 1876, mounted to album page...........20-30

 

1008. [ART] Gilroy Roberts (1905-1992) American sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He designed the obverse of the United States Kennedy half dollar, which was first issued in 1964. After he retired from the U.S. Mint, he became chairman of the Franklin Mint, where he continued to use his engraving talents. He served in this position until 1971. Signed 3x5 card...........20-30

 

Prisoner at Libby Prison

1009. [MAINE] Henry S. Burrage (1837-1926) he was the First State Historian [Maine 1907-1926]. Henry Sweetser Burrage was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Burrage and Mary Upton Burrage. He prepared for college at Pierce Academy and graduated from Brown University in 1861. After a year at Newton Theological Seminary, he enlisted as a private in the 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and rose to the rank of major. Wounded in the shoulder at Cold Harbor, he was captured at Petersburg and spent time in Libby Prison. At the end of the Civil War, Henry Burrage resumed his studies at Newton, graduating in 1867. His first and only pastorate was at the First Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine from 1869 to 1873. For the next thirty-two years, he was the editor of Zion's Advocate, a statewide weekly Baptist newspaper which was based in Portland. Highly respected in education circles, he was a trustee of Colby College from 1881 to 1906, Newton Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1906, and Brown University from 1889 to 1901. Active in veterans organizations, he served as chaplain of the National Soldiers Home at Togus from 1905 to 1912. Burrage excelled in the research and writing of Maine's Colonial history, as is reflected in his publications. He was a member of the Standing Committee as well as vice-president and president of the Maine Historical Society. In 1907 Governor William T. Cobb appointed him as State Historian, which he held until his death on March 9, 1926, at the age of 89. Offered here is a partly-printed Document Signed, Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States - Commandery of the State of Maine, Portland, 1889, 1p, 8x6 in. Dues receipt for Edward W. Heath. VG............50-75

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1010. [OPERA] Sir Charles Santley (1834-1922) English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era. His has been called "the longest, most distinguished and most versatile vocal career which history records." Clip signature laid to another sheet. Dated 17/3/74.............25-35

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1011. Reginald Tyrwhitt (1870-1951) Eng. Fleet Admiral. Sig. card, 1922. Edge toned......20-30

 

1012. [FILM] Reginald Gardner - actor. Vintage signature inscribed.........25-35

 

America's First Environmentalist

1013. George P. Marsh (1801-1882) American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist. CLIP SIGNATURE...........40-60

 

1014. Jas. Kenney (1780-1849) was an English dramatist, the son of James Kenney, one of the founders of Boodles' Club in London. His first play, a farce called Raising the Wind (1803), was a success owing to the popularity of the character of "Jeremy Diddler". Kenney produced more than forty dramas and operas between 1803 and 1845, and many of his pieces, in which Mrs Siddons, Madame Vestris, Foote, Lewis, Liston and other leading players appeared from time to time, enjoyed a considerable vogue. Clipped signature with postscript mentioning Charles Lamb.............30-40

 

1015. [MUSIC] Johanna Gadski (1872-1932) German soprano blessed with a secure, powerful, ringing voice, fine musicianship and an excellent technique. These attributes enabled her to enjoy a top-flight career in New York City and London, performing heavy dramatic roles in the German and Italian repertoires. SIGNED 4 x 2-1/2 in. card "In kind rememberance Johanna Gadski Nov. 1910. VG...........25-35

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1016. [ART] Peter Blume (1906-1992) American painter and sculptor. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. Signed 3x5 card. VG.........20-30

 

1017. [NY] COX, Samuel Sullivan, a Representative from Ohio and from New York; born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 30, 1824; attended the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Zanesville, Ohio, 1849; owner and editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Statesman in 1853 and 1854; secretary of the legation at Lima, Peru, in 1855; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864 and 1868; elected as a Democrat from Ohio to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1865); chair, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1864; moved to New York City on March 4, 1865, and resumed the practice of law; elected from New York to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for reelection in 1872 as Representative at large to the Forty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James Brooks; reelected to the Forty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation on May 20, 1885 (November 4, 1873-May 20, 1885); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on the Census (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-eighth Congress); appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turkey by President Cleveland, May 21, 1885-October 22, 1886; was again elected to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Joseph Pulitzer; reelected to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (November 2, 1886-September 10, 1889); died on September 10, 1889, in New York City; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. SIGNATURE........20-30

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Picture of Cox

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Rare Naval History Autograph

1018. [GREAT EASTERN] John Scott Russell 1808-1882) Scottish naval engineer who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and made the discovery that gave birth to the modern study of solitons. Russell's experiments and observations led him to propose a new system of shaping vessels, known as the wave system, which was to culminate in the building of the SS Great Eastern. He was held in high regard by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who made him a partner in his project to build the Great Eastern. At its time, this was to be the largest moveable object man had ever created. The Great Eastern was eventually launched in 1858, having been designed according to Russell's wave system. Russell was also one of the earliest and most active people advocating ironclad men-of-war, and was the joint designer of the first armoured frigate, HMS Warrior. CLIP SIGNATURE mounted...............40-60

 

1019. [ENGLAND] Blomfield, Charles James [1786-1857]. English prelate. Bishop of London (1828-56); mediator in Tractarian movement. Edited plays of Aeschylus and Greek lyric poets. His son "Sir Arthur William (1829-1899) was architect to Bank of England (1883); associated with Arthur Edmund Street in erection of Law Courts in London (1881); known as a restorer of churches and for his revived Gothic. POSTMARKED FREE FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL, London, 1838. VG..........25-35

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1020. [AUSTRALIA] Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1860-1934), sixth Governor-General of Australia, was probably the most politically influential holder of this post. Card SIGNED, 12/4/30. VG..........20-30

 

1021. [US CONGRESS] albim page signed by: JADWIN, Cornelius Comegys, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 27, 1835; attended the common schools; taught school for four years; studied civil engineering and pharmacy; engaged as a civil and mining engineer 1857-1861; entered the drug business and located in Honesdale, Pa., in 1862; served on the board of education of his district for nine years and was president for three years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; continued the drug business in Honesdale, Pa., until his death there on August 17, 1913; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery. ALSO signed by: JONES, Phineas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., April 18, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Elizabeth (then called Elizabethtown), N.J., in 1855; member of the city council of Elizabeth 1856-1860; moved to Newark in 1860; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits; vice president of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society; member of the State house of assembly in 1873 and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; retired from active life and died in Newark, N.J., April 19, 1884; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J. Signed on other side by: WILLITS, Edwin, a Representative from Michigan; born at Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 24, 1830; moved to Michigan with his parents in September 1836; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in June 1855; settled in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., in April 1856; editor of the Monroe Commercial 1856-1861; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1857 and commenced practice in Monroe; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1860-1862; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; principal of the State normal school at Ypsilanti 1883-1885; president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there October 22, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monroe, Mich. VG............25-35

 

1022. MYSTERY LOT of about 94 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 1814. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

1023. MYSTERY LOT of about 86 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 1817. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....100-150

 

1024. [JUDAICA] David Neiman [1921-2004] Russian born American Rabbi who became the first Jewish professor of theology at a Catholic university when he accepted an appointment at Boston College in 1966. An archeologist and scholar in Bible studies, Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations, Rabbi Neiman in 1963 was on the faculty at Brandeis University - where he had organized a scholarly meeting on Biblical literature - when a group of Catholic priests asked him if he would be interested in teaching at a Catholic seminary. Three years later, he was offered an appointment as associate professor of Jewish theology at Boston College. TLS, 1956, 1p. To Rabbi Solomon regarding possible position in New York City. PLUS a second letter to Solomon saying "...I really feel apologetic about raising your hopes..." This written a couple of weeks later. VG..............60-80

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1025. Derek Patmore (1908 - 1972) British Author, journalist and authority on Interior Decoration. SIGNED proof sheet of his article titled "A Literary Duel." Signed on front page. Also included is newspaper clipping of article he wrote on Norman Douglas/on other side is another signed article he wrote on J.L. Campbell. All signatures in ink..............50-75

Patmore 1

Patmore 2

Patmore 3

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1026. Arnold W. Brunner ( 1857-1925) American architect. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects after 1892 and was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to the National Commission on Fine Arts in Washington D.C. He was a member of the New York Fine Arts Commission, the American Civic Association, The Century Association, The Engineer's Club, The Players, the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., the National Institute of Arts and Letters , The Union Club of Cleveland, and several other organizations. Brunner was also known as a city planner, and made significant contributions to the city plans of Cleveland, Ohio, Rochester, New York, , Baltimore, Maryland, Denver, Colorado, Trenton, New Jersey, and Albany, New York. Brunner designed improvements at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, the Stadium of the College of the City of New York - also known as Lewisohn Stadium, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and the U.S. Post Office, Custom House and Courthouse (1910) in the Group Plan conceived by Daniel Burnham, John Carrère, and Brunner in 1903 to create a new urbanistic center for Cleveland, Ohio, which was a rare realisation of a "City Beautiful" plan. Other work in Ohio included the Monumental Bridge in Toledo and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also won the competition for the design of the U.S. State Department Building in Washington D.C. Brunner's signature as an endorsement on the verso of a 1922 bank check. The check was signed by the noted American artist, S. Douglas Volk [1856-1935] He helped establish the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts . After 1904 he and his wife Marion created an artists' retreat at their family home, Hewnoaks, in Maine. She became active in the production of woolen textiles and rugs by traditional processes, and formed a group called Sabatos. Volk was a working artist and teacher. He taught at Cooper Union (1879-94; 1908-12), the New York Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design in New York City. He also taught at the Society for Ethical Culture established by Felix Adler. He was a founder of the Minneapolis School of Fine Art, now known as the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He participated in the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and won his first major award there. Volk became noted for his figure and portrait paintings. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1899. Examples of Volk's work are found in most American collections, for example in the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington, D.C.; in the Pittsfield Museum; in the Minnesota Capitol; in the National Museum at Washington; in the Montclair, New Jersey, Art Museum; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in the National Arts Club; in the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; in the Muskegon, Michigan, Art Museum; in the Omaha Art Museum and in the Portland, Maine, Art Society; and other places. Douglas Volk was known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp. One of Volk's most famous Lincoln portraits hangs in ther Lincoln bedroom in The White House. It hangs on the north wall and is based on a bust his father (Leonard Volk) had done from real life. The actor Richard Dreyfess reported having scary dreams about the portrait of Mr. Lincoln that hangs in the room. VG.......100-150

See Lincoln portrait in Lincoln bedroom

See portrait of Douglas Volk

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IMPORTANT ARCHIVE - LETTERS TO WALLY WALLGREN

1027. [WALLY WALLGREN] Abian A. Wallgren [1891-1948] better known as "Wally" Wallgren, worked as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Washington Post before World War I, creating strips like 'Inbad the Sailor' and 'Tired Timothy'. So who was he? A Marine, for starters. An American soldier in the AEF during WW1, Abian "Wally" Wallgren drew comics for "Stars and Stripes." The Stars and Stripes, published exclusively in France during its seventeen-month run, used a layout typical of American newspapers of the day, with wide columns, "all-cap" headlines, and lots of illustrations. The editorial staff assigned to the newspaper was composed mostly of enlisted men, including several career journalists. Second Lieutenant Guy T. Viskniskki from the Wheeler Newspaper Syndicate, New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott, bibliophile John Winterich, and cartoonist Abian "Wally" Wallgren of the Washington Post were among those who contributed their experience and skill. Besides expressing editorial opinion, cartoons entertained the troops, offering them humorous stories and images that satirized everyday life in the military. Many of these spoofs, written in 1918 and 1919, remain relevant today. The most popular among the soldiers were Private Abian A."Wally" Wallgren's cartoons and irreverent "Helpful Hints," which poked fun at army conventions from food to uniforms to rank. When a new issue of The Stars and Stripes arrived, the soldiers scanned it first for the cartoons by "Wally" Wallgren. OFFERED HERE are 57 letters (1943-47) from Harold E. Homrig to Wally Wallgren, plus one bank check signed by Wallgren. Most of the letters are from 1946 and all are about Homrig working on a project concerning the exhibition of Wally's cartoons at military sites. Many of the letters have brief handwriting by Wally. VG.............300-400

 

1028. [MUSIC] Johnny Green [1908-1989] American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul". Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Signed questionaire, filled out by his wife, MGM "Glamazon" Bunny Waters, who has also signed. 1-page, 8.5 x 11". VG.........35-45

 

1029. [Philip Joseph Philbin] (1898-1972) Democratic U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. Approx. 125 telegrams from & to Philbin. Have not studied these for senders or content...........40-75

 

OF RHODE ISLAND INTEREST

1031. [RI] SAM. RODMAN - ADS, Providence [RI] April 8, 1837. Promissory note to pay Stafford & Lothrop $338.42, in 3 months. Samuel Rodman was a woolen manufacturer from South Kingston, Rhode Island. He was the father of Union General ISAAC PEACE RODMAN (1822-1863). After his schooling Isaac learned his father's business and became a partner with his father. Isaac was leading a division of the 9th Corps when mortally wounded by A.P. Hill's men at Sharpsburg. His wife, Samuel [his father], and family physician reached his bedside before he died. Clear signature. Uncommon. 7-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. ........50-75

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1032. Joseph Gerrish (1732-1812) He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and The plate passed to the couple's youngest son, Joseph Gerrish (b. 1732). He graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and was listed at the head of his class, a testament not to his academic prowess but rather to his social rank. He married in 1764 Anna, daughter of the Reverend William Thompson of Scarborough; she died in 1772. In 1770 Joseph became a Massachusetts Councillor, and he died at Gerrish Island in Kittery in 1812. Offered here is a rare ALS written by Joseph Gerrish to his wife at Portsmouth, NH. Written from Cape Francison Jan. 21, 1786. One-page plus address leaf, no postal marks of course. "Dear And louving wife these few lines Comes with my kind louve to you and All Relations and friends and to inform you of my good health at Present thanks be to god for it and hope by the blessing of God these few lines will find you in a better State of health than when I left home. We arivd in here last knight after going to Saint Barts mis Saint Martins and Saint Cruz we hant sald (sailed) yet but the Capt will set tomorrow morning and shall sail for home in about 5 weaks. Tell Mrs. Dabphin that there was a man come on bord of us to day from oways that knowooz Mr. Dabphin and is well and I sent hur letter by him no more at present but I am in hope in a few days to send you more sertain when we shall sail for their is a great many yaneis hear and more or les saling every day. I shall rite every good opertunity. This is the first but I still remain your loving husband till death. Good nite for it is late and I must git up very early. Joseph Gerrish." Quotation not exact. Somewhat tattered condition, esp. the address leaf..............150-250

Joseph Gerrish was once the owner of what is now know as THE SARAH ELIOT PLATE. A rare American silver plate made in 1690 by John Coney of Boston. This simple in appearance 9 oz., 9-1/8" diameter plate sold at Sothebys auction [Jan. 2, 2011]. It was offered with an estimate of $150,000 to 200,000. It sold for $ 324,750. Joseph Gerrish was the 2nd owner of the plate, given to him by Sarah Eliot Gerrish (1687-1770). Joseph would then give the plate to his daughter and was then passed down from daughter to daughter.

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1033. ROBERT LEE [1793-1877] noted obstetric physician, author. In 1817 Lee moved to London and took charge of an epileptic patient, the son of the Honorable William Lamb (afterwards Lord Melbourne). On relinquishing this appointment he spent the winter of 1821-22 in Paris, furthering his medical education through the study of anatomy. He remained abroad for the following year, employed as domestic physician to a family of high rank. He traveled with them through the South of France and Northern Italy. On his return to England he became a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London, in March 1823, and began to practice as an obstetric physician. He suffered a severe illness at this time. When he recovered he obtained a medical appointment with the East India Company. However, before leaving for Calcutta, he received the offer of appointment as domestic physician to Prince Woronzow, then governor-general of the Crimea and the Russian provinces around the Black Sea. He left for Odessa in October 1824. In 1825 he traveled with the Prince and his family to the Crimea, where he was presented to Czar Alexander a few days before the Czar's sudden death from epidemic fever. Lee later published an account of the Czar's final days, Last Days of Alexander and the First Days of Nicholas (1854), in order to counteract rumours that the Czar had died a suspicious death. Lee returned to England with Prince Woronzow in 1826, and again began to practice as an obstetrician in London. In 1827 he was elected physician to the British Lying-in Hospital, and began to lecture on midwifery. In 1829 he also became lecturer on midwifery in the Webb Street School of Anatomy and Medicine. From his settling in London in 1827, Lee devoted much time and effort to investigations into the pathology of the diseases of women, puerperal fever, and in prolonged dissections of the ganglia and nerves of the uterus. In 1842 he published what some consider his most valuable contribution, Clinical Midwifery (2nd ed. 1848), which contained 545 cases of difficult labour. His subsequent work, Three Hundred Consultations in Midwifery (1864) was also deemed to be important. ALS, London, 1842, 2-1/2 pages. All though noted mentioned, this letter is to Sir. John Churchill [1801-75] the London medical publisher. This letter is from his papers. In part - "I think I could succeed with little trouble in finding a Bookseller to publish the volume of Clinical Midwifery....you may not feel disposed to take the responsibility of publication upon you..........150-200

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1034. (ART) PARIS FROM CHARLLOTE - original engraving, likely pre-1850, engraved by J.B. Neagle, approx. 6 x 7.75 in. plus margins. Paper very good. Only very light spots from age.....................50-75

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1035. William Thomas Hamilton [1820-1888] a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 38th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1880 to 1884. He also served in the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland, from [1868-1874], and in the House of Representatives, representing the second district [1849-1853] and fourth district [1853-1855] of Maryland. Signed card. Fine.............25-35

See Hamilton signature

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1036. [BASEBALL] David Wells (b. 1963) former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. Nicknamed "Boomer," Wells was considered to be one of the game's better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He is one of 18 pitchers to have pitched a perfect game in Major League Baseball. SIGNED NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, May, 18, 1998 - shows him after his perfect game. 13 x 18-1/2" Folds........20-30

 

1039. J.S. DILLER (Joseph Silas) [b. 1850] American geologist, born in Plainfield, Pennsylvania. He was graduated at Lawrence scientific school of Harvard in 1879, and spent two years in postgraduate studies at Harvard and at the University in GSttingen. From 1873 till 1877 he taught in the State normal school in Westfield, Massachusetts, and from 1881 till 1883 was geologist of the Assos expedition. In 1883 he became assistant geologist on the U. S. geological survey, and in that capacity has traveled extensively throughout the United States. He is a member of several scientific societies, and author of numerous papers that have been published in scientific journals in the United States and in Europe, the principal of which are "Notes on the Geology of the Troad" (1883); "Diamonds in the United States" (1886) € and "Notes on the Geology of Northern California" (1886). TLS, US Geological Survey, Nov. 5, 1907, 1p, 4to. To Dr. R.S. Woodward. Sends copy of Miss Bascom's letter. "If there are steep slopes near the 'Race Course' to furnish the angular blocks her view seems possible but the evenness of the upper surface would still be difficult to understand...."etc...............100-150

 

1040. Harvey W. Wiley (1844 -1930) American chemist. ANS, circa 1908, "Dr. Harvey W. Wiley accepts with pleasure the cordial invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward to meet the members of the National Academy of Sciences, on April twenty-second." He was chief chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1912. The noted chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and his subsequent work at the Good Housekeeping Institute laboratories..........60-80

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Master Wood-Carver

1041. [ART] Karl von Rydingsvard - A pioneer in "legitimate" wood carving is Mr. Karl von Rydingsvard, a Swede, who had been a teacher of and lecturer on carving in New York. He spent his summers in Maine&emdash;appropriate place for workers in wood. At Brunswick, Me., he brought about him zealous pupils from families of the well-to-do, and also regular folks. Offered here is a wonderful content letter from Rydingsvard to the noted artits, Douglas Volk. The first couple of pages concern a frame made by Rydingsvard for Volk. The remaining portion of the letter is a little biographical and talks about how the Scandinavians, rather than Americans, are considered the best wood carvers. Dated 1902, 5pp. NOT WRITTEN OR SIGNED IN THE HAND OF RYDINGSVARD; probably in the hand of his wife or daughter. VG............50-75

 

1042. Calais, Maine - approx. 51 documents, from 1796 - 1830s. Not researched. Business transactions receipts, some longer accounting documents. Various conditions........100-150

 

To James Robb

1043. Ashbel Green - ALS, NY, Dec. 10, 1862, 1p, 7-3/4 x 9-3/4. This letter is to JAMES ROBB [1814-1881] rich banker. He moved from Cincinnati to New Orleans in 1837; built the first gas-works in Havana, Cuba [1840], and was President of the Spanish Gaslight Company, sharing the capital with Maria Christina, the Queen-Mother of Spain. He was President of railroad convention [1851] that met in New Orleans, and built the first railroad that connected New Orleans to the north. President Lincoln offered him the military governorship of Louisiana, which he declined; President Johnson offered him the post of Sec. of the Treasury, which he also declined. His residence in New Orleans was the finest in the city. This letter concerns property in Brooklyn, NY. Ashbel Green was a lawyer who graduated from Princeton in 1846, and founded Alexander & Green with Henry M. Alexander in 1849 or 1850. He was vice president and general counsel of the West Shore Railroad, and later general counsel of the New York Central. His brother, Robert S. Green, was the governor of New Jersey; and his brother, Dr. James S. Green, was the mayor of Elizabeth, N.J. Most all of the Papers of James Robb are in institutional collections now. Scarce as such! VG..........100-150

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1044. [NY] CLARK, John Chamberlain, a Representative from New York; born in Pittsfield, Mass., January 14, 1793; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1811; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hamilton, N.Y.; moved to Bainbridge, Chenango County, about 1818; district attorney 1823-1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839), but changed his politics on the appearance of President Van Buren's message in 1837 favoring an independent Treasury; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); served as First Auditor of the Treasury, August 2, 1849-October 31, 1849; moved to Chemung County, N.Y., and engaged in the lumber business; died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., October 25, 1852; interment in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bainbridge, N.Y. Album page SIGNED TWICE........20-30

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Gardiner, Maine - 5 Letters

1045. Henry Richards (1848-1949), architect and industrialist, who returned to Gardiner, Maine in 1876 to manage the family paper mills. He was the architect for the Gardiner Library. He married the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Laura E. Richards (1850-1943), who was born in Boston to eminent parents, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, founder of the Perkins School for the Blind; and Julia Ward Howe, social reformer and lyricist of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Offered here is an archive of 2 ALS, 2 TLSs by Henry Richards, and 3 ALSs by Geo. H. Richards, 1891-1900. Most of the letters are to Co. Francis E. Heath, he commanded the 19th Maine Regiment during the civil war. Contents - business matters...........75-100

 

1046. Joseph Paxson Iddings [1857-1920]. American geologist, b. Baltimore. Professor, U. of Chicago (1895-1908). Co-author, with Cross, Pirsson, and Washington, of Quantitative Classification of Igneous Rocks (1903); author of Rock Minerals (1906), Igneous Rocks (1909-13), The Problem of Volcanism (1914). ANS, no date. "Mr. Iddings hopes to be able to accept the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Woodward for Wednesday evening April the twenty-second. VG............50-75

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1047. [ART] William H. Lizars (1788-1859) Scottish painter and engraver. Lizars was first apprenticed to his father, from whom he learnt engraving, and then entered as a student under John Graham in the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh, where he was a fellow-student with Sir David Wilkie. In 1812, on the death of his father, Lizars had to carry on the business of engraving and copperplate printing in order to support his mother and family. Lizars encountered J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826, introduced (on Audubon's account) with his portfolio by the naturalists Patrick Neill and Prideaux John Selby. So began an intense period when Lizars helped Audubon meet Edinburgh luminaries likely to be useful to him: Robert Jameson, David Brewster and James Wilson in particular. Lizars had a celebrated portrait of Audubon painted (it is now in the White House), by John Syme, in his wolfskin coat, in late November; and the following day took him to meet George Combe and other phrenologists. Lizars had agreed to publish Audubon's Birds of America . After a promising start, the business did not go well, and Audubon moved the production to London. The work was completed by the Havell family. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1808 to 1815 Lizars was a frequent exhibitor of portraits, and of sacred and domestic subjects, at exhibitions in Edinburgh. In 1812 he sent two pictures to the Royal Academy in London, Reading the Will and A Scotch Wedding. They were admired, were hung on the line, and were engraved. They went to the National Gallery of Scotland at Edinburgh. He engraved The Ommeganck at Antwerp, after Gustave Wappers, for the Royal Gallery of Art, and Puck and the Fairies, after Richard Dadd. He also engraved plates of Scottish scenery for publications, and the Anatomical Plates of 1822 for his brother John. Two pictures of churches by Lizars were in the Royal Scottish Academy's collection. There was a pencil drawing by him, done in 1815, of John Flaxman, in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Rare ALS [brief], 1837, to W. Forrest about printing plates. Forrest has a letter below and concluding on the verso. VG............200-300

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1048. [SPACE] William H. Pickering ONZ KBE (1910-2004) New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring in 1976. He was a senior NASA luminary and pioneered the exploration of space. Signed 1975 FDC honoring Mariner. Also signed by Gene Giberson, Mariner 10 Project Manager. VG........40-60

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KENTUCKY PIONEER HISTORY

1049. [KENTUCKY] Kentucky document dated 1817 from the Elizabethtown area. Signed Robert Bleakley, who with William Montgomery, a fellow Irishman, opened a general store in Elizabethtown. Their establishment is said to have been the first such operation in the pioneer village that could ready be called a "store." The store was opened in a log house at the corner of the Public Square. Bleakley was engaged in the rebellion in Ireland in 1798. He evaded Government officers by concealing himself in a vessel and thus made his escape to the United States. Bleakley remained some years after Montgomery left town, and acted as sheriff for several years, and then settled on a farm and died about 1850, leaving a large family. Also signed by John Miller who was as a member of the Miller family, noted Indian fighters. On the verso is ADS by William Fairleigh was born at Elizabethtown, Ky., April 19, 1797. He was schooled in Elizabethtown, and on January 20, 1817, was appointed and sworn as deputy under Samuel Haycraft, Junior, the new Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Hardin county. Haycraft and Jack Thomas had both been deputies in the office under Major Ben Helm, former clerk. An interesting sidelight is that on May 28, 1860, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to Mr. Haycraft: "My recollection is that Ben Helm was first clerk, that you succeeded him, that Jack Thomas and William Fairleigh graduated in the same office, and that your handwritings were all very similar. Am I right?" Fairleigh became the first clerk of Meade county upon the organization of its courts in 1824 and held that office for more than forty years. William Fairleigh was also for a time deputy sheriff of Hardin county. Approx. 8 x 5-1/2". Superb condition.............100-150

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RARE LETTER BY WALT KUHN

1050. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. ALS, Great Barrington, Mass., written on 2 separate pages, 5x8" sheets. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked July 1, 1940. Talks mostly about political matters, mentioning Wilkie. Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............250-350

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Signed by 7 Kentucky Pioneers

1052. [KENTUCKY] 1803 Indenture signed by: Samuel Haycraft, John Funk, Frederick Giggar, Robert C. Slaughter, Michael Roll, Christopher Bush Sr. [his X mark] who was the father of Abraham Lincoln step-mother Sarah. Also signed on the verso by Benjamin Helm. 2-pages, approx. 7-1/4 x 11-3/4. This is from Hardin County, Ky. VG.......100-150

 

Hazard's Goods Going South

1053. Nice collection of 11 Bills of Lading for goods shipped from Boston or Providence, Rhode Island, to the cities of New Orleans, Mobile, Charleston,including one for New York. Shipped on various vessels by R.G. Hazard, between 1829 & 1840, these goods came to be known as "Harzard's goods." Roland Gibson Hazard (1801-1888) was a financier from Rhode Island who was early identified with the Free Soil and Anti-Slavery parties and was one of the founders of the Republican Party. His early connection with this party was so prominent that southern newspapers warned southern people not to buy "Hazard's goods." While in New Orleans in 1841-'2, though threatened with lynching, he obtained with great effort the release of large numbers of free negroes, who belonged to ships from the north, and who had been placed in the chain-gang. Most of these documents are in excellent condition..........200-300

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1054. [AUTHOR] HARVEY WEISS - signed bookplate..........10-15

 

1055. [FILM & THEATRE] A. E. Matthews OBE (1869-1960) English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and who became known (not surprisingly) for his longevity. Nicknamed "Matty", he was christened Alfred Edward Matthews. He toured during World War II in The First Mrs. Fraser with Dame Marie Tempest and Barry Morse and later in the extremely popular films Carry on Admiral, Doctor at Large and Around the World in 80 Days - in which he played a mainstay of the Reform Club - amongst many others. From World War II until his death he enjoyed renown as one of British cinema's most famous crotchety, and sometimes rascally, old men. Matthews's other most well-known films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Million Pound Note (with Gregory Peck), Inn for Trouble, The Magic Box, The Ghosts of Berkeley Square and Just William's Luck. ALS, c. 1945-50, 2pp., signed "Matty". Written to the noted actor Roland Young, remembered for his role of Topper. Mentions being left out of the honors, Leslie Banks, Aubrey Smith, Charles Hawbrey, Shubert [producer], being on tour etc. Fine letter to a close friend in superb condition...........80-120

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Original Ink Cartoon Drawing

2057. ABIAN ANDERS "Wally" WALLGREN - ORIGINAL ink drawing. Usually Wally signed with his "W" monogram however, this drawing appears to be unsigned, although part of his identification stamp and the date 1940 appear to the verso. Approx. 13 x 6-3/4 in. In very good condition..........300-400

Wally Wallgren did the cartoons for STARS AND STRIPES during World War One. The Stars and Stripes used cartoons which were meant to inspire the troops. Besides expressing editorial opinion, cartoons entertained the troops, offering them humorous stories and images that satirized everyday life in the military. The most popular among the soldiers were Private Abian A. Wally Wallgren's cartoons and irreverent "Helpful Hints," which poked fun at army conventions from food to uniforms to rank. When a new issue of The Stars and Stripes arrived, the soldiers scanned it first for the cartoons by Wally Wallgren. After the war ended, Wallgren, and others published compilations of The Stars and Stripes cartoons and illustrations that had lightened the hearts of the doughboys.

The Stars and Stripes, published exclusively in France during its seventeen-month run, used a layout typical of American newspapers of the day, with wide columns, "all-cap" headlines, and lots of illustrations. The editorial staff assigned to the newspaper was composed mostly of enlisted men, including several career journalists. Second Lieutenant Guy T. Viskniskki from the Wheeler Newspaper Syndicate, New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott, bibliophile John Winterich, and cartoonist Abian Wally Wallgren of the Washington Post were among those who contributed their experience and skill.

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2058. [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoe was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-5/8 x 5-5/8" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "Death of Dalgarno." Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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2059. [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoe was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-3/4 x 5-3/4" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "DNigel and the King" Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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Original Drawing by Douglas Volk

2060. [LINCOLN] [DOUGLAS VOLK] [1856-1935] Am. artist famous for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk. Offered here is an original ink drawing by Douglas Volk of a small rustic building [hut] unsigned. Image approx. 3-3/4 x 4 in. on larger sheet. Provenance: Estate of Douglas Volk [in Maine]. A great piece of Lincolniana...............80-120

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Lithograph By A Major American Artist

2061. [ART] Richard Hunt (b.1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born on Chicago's South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, as his mother was an artist. He developed his skills at the Junior School of the Art Institute and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hunt also acquired business sense and awareness of social issues from working for his father in a barbershop. Hunt began to experiment with materials and sculpting techniques, influenced heavily by progressive twentieth-century artists. This experimentation garnered critically positive response from the art community, such that Hunt was exhibited at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Show and the American Show, where the Museum of Modern Art purchased a piece for its collection. He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, a major international survey exhibition of modern art. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His signature pieces include Jacob's Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit. He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts and he also served on boards of the Smithsonian Institution. Hunt is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. Hunt has continued to experiment throughout his successful career, employing a wide range of sculptural techniques. Through his work, Hunt often makes comments on contemporary social and political issues. Offered here is a major lithograph, signed R. Hunt in pencil, approx. 30x22" flush. Very good condition.......500-750

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2062. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original ink drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Rockport, Mass. street scene..................75-100

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2063. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original pencil drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Marblehead, Mass. street scene..................75-100

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Drawing By Albert Sterner

2064. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL charcoal drawing unsigned [has Estate handstamp], image size approx. 9-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. plus margins. The image is in very good condition. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows who he introduced to the technique of lithography and put in touch with master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. Sterner concentrated increasingly on portraits of famous people, for which ultimately he was to become best known. His personality, wit, charm, erudition, and talent endeared him to many of his famous patrons. His opinions - definite and energetically stated - were such that he took no nonsense from sitters, which included the nobility and gentry of three generations, among them, the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Reids, Wideners, Armours, and members of the royal family of Siam. Provenance: From the Sterner Estate sale held in Massachusetts. Guaranteed authentic with no time limit...........400-600

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Important Drawing By Albert Sterner

2065. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL working drawing [study for] Sterner's 1923 lithograph "Wilderness". Drawn with lithographic grease pencil, unsigned, image size approx. 18 x 13 in. with margins. The image is in very good condition. The margins show some soiling & wear not affecting the image, otherwise very good condition. The lithograph "Wilderness" is pictured and discussed in Harry A. Broadd's article "Albert Sterner: Printmaker with Ideas" published in the Print Review 14, Pratt Graphic Center, 1982. A copy of this article will be sent with this drawing. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows who he introduced to the technique of lithography and put in touch with master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. Sterner concentrated increasingly on portraits of famous people, for which ultimately he was to become best known. His personality, wit, charm, erudition, and talent endeared him to many of his famous patrons. His opinions - definite and energetically stated - were such that he took no nonsense from sitters, which included the nobility and gentry of three generations, among them, the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Reids, Wideners, Armours, and members of the royal family of Siam. Provenance: From the Sterner Estate sale held in Massachusetts. Guaranteed authentic with no time limit...........800-1200

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2066. [ART] FREDERICK S. CHURCH (1842-1924) American artist, working mainly as an illustrator and especially known for his (often allegorical) depiction of animals. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father was an important figure in politics as well as a well-known lawyer. At the age of 13 he left school and took a job at the then newly-established American Express Company in Chicago, with his parents intending him to have a business career. Being nineteen at the outbreak of the Civil War he served in the Union Army. After his discharge he returned to Chicago, having decided to devote his life to art, and started studying drawing under Walter Shirlaw at the city's Academy of Design. In 1870 he decided to continue his studies in New York City, which became his home for the rest of his life. He enrolled at the National Academy of Design, where he was taught by Lemuel Wilmarth. He joined the Art Students League, headed by his old teacher Walter Shirlaw, in which he remained involved for the rest of his life. By the middle of the 1870s he was already gaining a name as a gifted illustrator. Among the many magazines and periodicals which eventually took up his works were the various Harper's publications (Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Weekly, and Harper's Young People), as well as Frank Leslie's Weekly, Century Magazine and the Ladies' Home Journal. His career was helped along by several devoted patrons, among them William T. Evans, John Gellatly, the banker Grant B. Schley, and the railroad-car manufacturer Charles Lang Freer, the founder of Washington, D.C.'s Freer Gallery. His work on the Fables of Aesop , including an illustration of the human and animal protagonists of each fable plus an elaborate cover for the whole, is considered among the best of his works. Some of Church's works are kept in the Permanent Collection of the Fulton Decorative Arts Gallery at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. Others are at the collection of Dale and Rosie Horst of Newton, Kansas, which lent them to the Fulton Gallery in 2003, for an extensive exhibition including both Church's original drawings and the magazines and periodicals in which they appeared. Original etching, "The Wanderer's Return", plate signed and dated NY 1887. Plate size is 12 x 8-1/4", image is 10-1/2 x 6-3/4" plus good wide margins. Image area is fine; margin areas show only wear too minor to mention...........200-275

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ORIGINAL PAINTING BY PEGGY BACON

2067. [ART] Peggy Bacon, one of America's most famous women artists. An ORIGINAL painting by the famous American artist, Peggy Bacon. Done in mixed media, she used ink and what appears to be a combination of watercolor and thinned oil paint. She has signed and dated this work 1971, and titled it THE BABES IN THE WOODS. The mat opening is 14 x 22.5 in. Executed on paper and in fine condition. Prints by Peggy Bacon are fairly common in the market, although expensive, and her paintings are quite scarce as the small number of auction records would indicate. This is a superb example of Bacon's work and should be considered important. Obviously its dark because the bear cubs are in the woods. This is guaranteed authentic and to have been painted and signed by Peggy Bacon, and we will send along a letter stating this. PEGGY BACON [1895-1987] A printmaker, illustrator, and author of children's books, Peggy Bacon later turned exclusively to fine art painting in watercolor, pastel, and oil. Her 1934 book of caricatures, "Off With Their Heads," established her as a leading satirist. Much of her work is satirical and lighthearted and frequently a commentary on the New York art world. She also chose many ordinary events in the lives of city people, giving these pieces a wry twist. She was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut to artist parents and studied at the Art Student's League. There in her drypoints, first completed in 1919, she was especially influenced by the realistic prints of John Sloan and George Bellows, but her style, with flattened forms and hardened contours, was more modern and abstract. In 1920, she married artist Alexander Brook, and during the next decade they were prominent figures in the Woodstock art colony. During the 1920s, she had two one-woman shows in New York and also illustrated and wrote numerous children's books. A satirical work on thirty-nine well known fellow artists, written in 1934 and called "Off With Their Heads," was funded by the Guggenheim Foundation. The book was greatly successful and stirred a demand for her caricatures, but she shied away from those subjects because they were hurtful to the subjects. In the late 1920s, she had began to explore lithographs, etchings, and pastel, but drypoint remained her favorite medium until the 1950s when she concentrated on oil painting. She was financially successful, selling her work well in New York, and she and her husband were part of the group of artists promoted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. In 1940, she and her husband were divorced, and she continued to paint and also wrote novels. Her 1953 mystery, "The Inward Eye," earned the Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award for best novel of the year. She lived to age ninety-two, spending the later years of her life at Cape Porpoise, Maine..............5000-7000

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2068. [ART] Wilhelm Ulrich - believe this is the Austrian artist. Original watercolor signed, 1959. Includes ALS, 1959, to NYC art collector. Envelope included. VG.........100-150

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French Barbizon Landscape Etching

2069. [ART] GUSTAVE MARIE GREUX [1838-1919] original etching, the title is THE Forest, c. 1873, plate signed, after a painting by Barbizon artist Theodore Rousseau, the famous Barbizon artist. Image is approx. 3-1/4 x 4-5/8 in. plus margins. A beautiful ORIGINAL ETCHING with great detail. VG condition. On tan paper. The scan below is off-color..........50-75

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EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE 1923

2070. (ART) WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL copper etching plate of a female seated in a chair. The title is "LOELA" and according to an exhibition of Kuhn prints at the Kennedy Galleries years ago, there were only from 1 to 6 impressions ever pulled from this plate. Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 8 X 5-1/4 in. Etchings could still be pulled from the plate. 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..............2000-3000

 

2071. [ART] WALT KUHN (1877-1949), American painter. After studying in many European countries, he helped organize the famous Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art, New York City, 1913). He is noted chiefly for his vigorous studies of circus performers, chorines, and trapeze athletes. His Blue Clown (1931, Whitney Museum, New York City) is the most popular example of his work. He also did a number of brilliant still lifes, as well as designs for musical reviews. Kuhn helped introduce the techniques and theories of modern art to the American public and to many American artists. Offered here is an autograph note unsigned but he makes sketch at bottom. Done on thin tissue-like paper it reads: "If you make a lot of commotion getting B. off shut the door of this room - please." He then makes sketch of man sleeping in bed. Paper is wrinkled but does pull out smooth. Scanned wrinkled..............200-300

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2072. [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+..............400-600

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Marvelous Watercolor

2073. [ART] George L. Rounds [1867-1921] American artist. Contrary to what AskArt says, Rounds was born in Vermont, not Sweden, and died in Chicago in 1921, not 1966. We were able to ascertain this from The Illinois Historical Art Project page. The mis-information on AskArt apparently also came from the same page although someone used the information for the artist appearing above Rounds. Took a while but we finally figured it out. Round's early death seems to explain the scarcity of his paintings as there are only about 3 or 4 auction records. Two oil paintings were offered years ago at 5000/8000 each but neither sold. Offered here is a rather nice signed watercolor contained in a great vintage Arts & Crafts picture frame. The frame could use some polish and has a few dings but it is in the original condition which is pretty good. Obviously this painting dates to 1921 or earlier. Not examined out of the frame but there are no apparent condition problems. The scans below show a reflection from the glass. Approx. 9-3/4 x 13-3/4".............600-800

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Original Etching

2074. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "Mrs. Nicklin", from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted the portrait of Mrs. Nicklin about 1795, when she was in her thirtieth year. She was one of Philadelphia's celebrated beauties, the wife of Mr. Philip Nicklin, and the daughter of Chief-Justice Benjamin Chew. This plate shows notable characteristics in Mr. Ferris's method of etching, he believing in finish, and striving to obtain depth of tone and suggestion of color by close and careful working. Image 7-1/4 5-1/2" plus fairly clean marhins. Top left corner is soiled.........75-100

 

2075. [ART] Signed Eliane Thiollier Lithograph Village scene lithograph signed in lower right in pencil and numbered (212/275) in lower left in pencil by French artist Eliane Thiollier (1926-1989); vigorous and vibrant colors. Thiollier attended school at the Ecole des Beaus-Arts in Paris. By 1947, her work was exhibited in several Parisian exhibits. She also went on to become Secretary General of the Salon of the Young Painting and the Salon of the Drawing and Watercolor. IMAGE APPROX. 12 x 18.5" plus margins. Slight matburn and top edge mounting traces o/w VG.........100-150

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Early English Lithograph

2076. [ART] Henry William (H.W.) Burgess was a landscape painter based in London. He came from the Burgess family of British artists, the son of portraitist William (d. 1812) and grandson of Thomas (fl. 1766-1786), and his own son John-Bagnold (1830-1897) also became a painter. Between 1809 and 1844, Burgess exhibited a large number of works at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, Suffolk Street and the New Water-Colour Society in London. He also served as landscape painter to William IV beginning in 1826. Offered here is an original lithograph titled "Thorn Trees, in Bushy Park, Middlesex", image approx. 15.5 x 11" plus margins. This lithograph was published by the firm of Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), the famous English draftsman, lithographer and printer. He worked mainly in London, although he had trained in Paris as a painter and travelled extensively in Europe making topographical drawings. In 1817, on a visit to Munich, he was introduced to lithography by the pioneering lithographer Alois Senefelder. The following year he produced Twenty-four Views of Italy, a set of images he had drawn and lithographed. Dissatisfied with the way his work had been printed, Hullmandel set up his own lithographic press. The quality of work he published by himself and other artists such as Giovanni Belzoni helped popularize the topographical lithograph among British artists. This is contained in old blue mat & shrink-wrapped. Not examined out of shrink-wrap.............300-600

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2077. [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............600-1000

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2078. [ART] Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) Russian-American painter, photographer, and sculptor. When his father took a post advising the Soviet government, the family moved to Moscow. Life there became difficult, and his father secured permission from Lenin and the Politburo to take the boy to London in 1921. Young Liberman was educated in Russia, England and France, and took up life as a white emigre in Paris. He began his publishing career in Paris with the early pictorial magazine Vu, where he worked under Lucien Vogel and with photographers such as Brassai, André Kertész, and Robert Capa. After emigrating to New York in 1941, he began working for Conde Nast Publications, rising to the position of Editorial Director, which he held from 1962-1994. Only in the 1950s did Liberman take up painting and, later, metal sculpture. His highly recognizable sculptures are assembled from industrial objects (segments of steel I-beams, pipes, drums, etc.,) often painted in uniform bright colors. Prominent examples are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Tate Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum. Offered here is a pencil signed original lithograph by Liberman, 3x24 flush. Dated 1965, edition 7/35. In excellent condition except for a minor 1/4" edge tear [not bad at all]. The work is so large it won't be noticed..........500-750

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2079. [ART] Georges BRAQUE - Derriere le Miroir No. 166. Paris: Maeght, 1967, illustrated with 4 original color lithographs, one of which is the cover, and excellent offset color plates after Georges Braque; small corner creases, otherwise in very good condition. Laid in is the Derrière le Miroir newsletter for June-July 1967, illustrated with photographs. Approx. 15 x 11". Insides contents including original color lithographs are all in fine condition..............300-500

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Watercolor of Mount Vernon

2080. [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...............250-350

 

2081. [ART] Paul Le Rat (1849-1892) French etcher. Original etching by Le Rat after work by Giovanni Battista Moroni, "Portrait of a Tailor." PLATE SIGNED, IMAGE APPROX. 7 X 5-1/4 PLUS WIDE MARGINS. VG..........75-100

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US Capitol Dome, Washington DC

2082. [ART] Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL pencil drawing of the US Capitol Dome, Washington DC, signed and dated 1961, approx. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2". Not included in the size is a sunned area top edge. VG...........80-120

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2083. [ART] Jacques Villon (1875 - 1963) A painter and printmaker, Villon was known for his Cubist-style works, and is especially noted by art historians for "his creation of a purely graphic language for Cubism. He first came to the attention of the American public when his work was included in the 1913 New York Armory Show, which introduced modernism to the United Sates. All of his work sold at this exhibition. He was from a cultured family in the Normandy region of France, and was much influenced by his maternal grandfather, Emile Nicolle, who gave him early artistic training. Villon was born with the name of Gaston Emile Duchamp, and was the older brother of artists Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti. Honoring the French medieval poet, François Villon, and so as not to be confused artistically with his siblings, he changed his name to Jacques Villon. Jacques Villon died in his studio on June 9, 1963, and three years later, Marcel Duchamp, his last surviving brother, organized an exhibition of his work, which was held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris. In 1922 Villon was commissioned by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune to produce a series of color aquatints after 38 major 19th and 20th century paintings. These included works after Braque, Matisse, Renoir, Manet, Picasso, Cezanne, Dufy, Modigliani, Bonnard and numerous others. Villon collaborated with these master artists and signed these prints so that they provided the public with access to works which otherwise would not be available. Color aquatint, signed in the plate (not pencil signed), 1923, title "NATURE MORTE", after Georges Braque, mat opening size 25-1/2 x 9 in. Framed. Not examined out of frame but appears to be without faults...............1000-1500

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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

2084. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original INK DRAWING, unsigned, stamped on verso, image approx. 6 x 4.5 in. on 8-3/4 x 7 in. paper. Unframed. Comes with biographical information. This is, without doubt, by Solomon and guaranteed to be so without a time limit. Solomon won the Mowbray Prize [1944] in London; was listed in WHO'S WHO IN ART [1954 London edition]. He studied art with such famous German artist's as: Max Liebermann, Martin Brandenburg, Eugene Spiro & Willy Jaeckel [Masterclass]. Exhibitions: Berlin, Cologne, Capetown, Haifa, London [Royal Academy], U.S., and in 1958 had one-man show at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. In 1956 several of his paintings were exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. He died in the U.S. We purchased his personal papers and most of his drawings at his estate sale. His work is fairly scarce. The photos shown below DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale. Also, showing below is a copy of Royal Academy of Arts notification that Samuel Courtauld has selected a painting by Solomon for purchase in 1945. Courtauld, who would died two tears later, was the founder of the Courtauld Art Institute in England. Courtauld had formed an important art collection including multiple works by Manet, Cezanne, Renoir etc., which he gave to the Courtauld and the Tate. He had purchased at least 5 paintings by Frederick Solomon and when he saw the painting JACOB at Solomon's exhibition at the JABE Gallery he ordered that the painting be sent to the TATE Gallery but he died a few days later and the purchase never took place. We will include a copy of the Royal Academy/Courtauld purchase document to the winning bidder. This drawing is a study for a bookplate........200-300

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2085. [ART] John Joseph Enneking (1841 - 1916) American Impressionist. Tiny original pencil drawing attributed to J.J. Enneking, unsigned, image about 1-1/8 x 3/4" plus margins on right & bottom. This was contained on the same page as the drawing [above #223] and we say attributed only because it is unsigned. Obviously it is by J.J. Enneking. VG+.........100-150

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2086. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (American 1844-1942) Horace Burdick studied under Otto Grundmann and William Rimmer at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. A painter, teacher, and writer, he became a member of the Boston Art Club, where he later exhibited his work. Other exhibitions include the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Society of Independent Artists. His paintings were acquired by numerous public institutions, such as the State House and Fanueil Hall in Boston, Memorial Hall in Cambridge, and MIT. He lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Offered here is an unsigned pencil drawing removed from one of his sketchbooks. Paper size 3 x 2.5. VG...........50-75

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2088. [ART] James Fagan [b.1864} American painter and etcher born in New York City. ORIGINAL etching, Portrait of Maecenas, signed in the plate, Copyright 1901 by The Bibliophile Society. Image 3.5 x 4.5" plus clean margins. Maecenas was a confidant and political advisor to Octavian (who was to become the first Emperor of Rome as Caesar Augustus ) as well as an important patron for the new generation of 'Augustan' poets. During the reign of Augustus, Maecenas served as a quasi-culture minister to the Emperor. His name has become a byword for a wealthy, generous and enlightened patron of the arts. Fagan specialized in portraits. A number of his prints and books in which his works appear are in the collection of the New York Public Library...........25-35

 

 

Original Old Master Etching

2089. [ART] Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. Original etching, PLATE SIGNED, after painting by A. Schiauone, image approx. 11.5 x 8". Pictures 5 men surrounding woman with child in her lap. Religious scene. Other examples of Boel's etchings are in the collection of the San Francisco Art Museum. Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. VG..............150-200

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Early 18th century

2090. (OECOLAMPADIUS, Johannes) (1482-1531), German scholar and preacher who led the Reformation in Basel, Switzerland. Originally named Johannes Hursgen, he was born at Weinsberg, in Bavaria. Trained in classical languages, he Grecized his last name and moved to Basel in 1515 to assist the Dutch humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus in preparing his Greek New Testament. After two years (1518-20) as a preacher at Augsburg, Germany, Oecolampadius entered a Bridgettine monastery. His discovery of the work of Martin Luther and his increasing discontent with the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation prompted him to leave in 1522. Returning to Basel, he became a professor of theology and preached at Saint Martin's Church. Thereafter, he was an ardent supporter of the Reformation. Old original mezzotint portrait, cropped & mounted, 7-3/4 x 8-7/8. Engraved by R. Houston (1721-1775). Excellent 18th century portrait. VG...................80-120

 

 

THEODOR VAN KESSEL (Dutch) Etching

2091. [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. 6.5 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..........150-250

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Old Master Etching

2093. [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

 

 

2094. [ART] Charles Johnson (1915-1997) original signed watercolor, dated 1950. Approx. 10x13". VG............80-120

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2095. [OLD MASTER] Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. 1660 is the death date given by the San Francisco Art Museum; ArtPrice.com auction records gives death as 1866. This is an Original etching. Image approx. 6-1/2 x 9 in. plate mark plus margins. Printed on laid paper and in very good condition except 2 small brown spots well away from image. Three mounting traces on outer edge verso. Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. This etching was pulled from the original 1600s plate............150-250

 

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2097. (17TH CENTURY JUDAICA). ORIGINAL Folio Handcolored engraving from History of the Jew (MOSAIZE HISTORIE DER HEBREEUWSE KERKE DERDE DEEL), by Willem and David Goeree, published in 1700. Attractive engraving inspired "Exodus 24." Image is approx. 11 x 14- 1/4 in. plus margins. Two folds as issued. Extraordinary detail - with more than 100+ people shown. Not signed but likely engraved by Schynyoet. Very fresh condition................150-200

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2099. [OLD MASTER ART] P. van LISEBETIUS. Original etching, image approx. 9.5 X 6 in. plate mark plus margins. Very good condition. Old hinge remains top verso affect mothing. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755............100-150

 

 

CONTAINING 2 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY CHAGALL

2100. [ART] Marc CHAGALL - Derriere le Miroir 182. Soft cover: Paris: Maeght, 1969, first edition, folio, 32 pages, text in French, contains 2 original color lithographs by Chagall, the cover and an excellent double page ("Le Peintre Devant le Village" and "Reverie", Mourlot 603a and 605; Cramer 81); many b&w and color reproductions; an excellent copy in publisher's wrappers. Excellent condition.............400-600

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18th Century Engraving

2101. [OLD MASTER] Boitard - birth date unknown; died circa 1770. ORIGINAL 18th century engraving in very good condition, with center fold as issued, image approx. 6.5 x 15 in. plus very good margins. On laid paper..................50-75

 

2102. (ART) (JASPER JOHNS) original multiple. New York. Museum of Modern Art. Text by Riva Castleman Technics and Creativity Gemini GEL, 1971, 10.5 x 8.5 in. stiff wrappers in plastic clamshell box. 108 pp. 364 mostly thumbnail illustrations (20 full size in color), bibliography, index of artists. A Catalogue raisonne (to early 1971), published in a boxed edition of 22,500, with its problematic Jasper Johns "Target," an offset lithograph with applique paintbrush and three watercolor disks, in addition to the print , which is glued to the inside front cover of the box). Box also contains the catalog, a sheet of protective foam. The foam sheet is normally discolored and usually has three circular offprints from the watercolor disks. According to Richard S. Field ("Jasper Johns Prints 1970-1977"), the image was derived from a pencil drawing and collage of 1960 in the Sonnabend collection. A hand-pulled edition of 50 copies and six artists proofs was printed by Kenneth Tyler at Gemini in 1971. The offset edition was produced by Graphic Press, Los Angeles. Johns's participation in this enterprise was, at best, limited to the Gemini printing, which was hand-signed and numbered. The signature on the MoMA target was mechanically reproduced [the one offered here]. If it appears to have been signed in ink or pencil, forgery is indicated. The white clamshell box is spotted but intact. The other main factor involving this multiple is the condition of the offset target lithograph. As is often the case a former owner has wetted the watercolor blocks and started to paint the target but has only painted a small part in yellow. The brush is often missing as is missing here. VG condition.............300-400

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2103. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 6 x 7.5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................50-75

 

2104. [ART] James McGarrell [b. 1930] is one of the most influential figural painters of the 1980's and 90's postmodern movement. His work is in many museum collections, including: the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Hamburg Museum of Art, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Museum of Modern Art, also in New York City. McGarrell has won countless honors for his intricately detailed figurative paintings, based upon a myriad of fictive and literary sources. He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Design in New York and the Academie des Beaux-Art de l'Institute de France. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Ernst Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and has been featured in five Whitney annuals and biennials as well as in the 1968 Venice Biennale. His work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Hamburg Museum of Art in Germany, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Original b/w lithograph, pencil signed & titled "Elephant Bathers II", 22-1/2 x 30" flush, Printer's proof. VG.......400-600

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2105. [ART] RIFKA ANGEL [1899-1972] ORIGINAL signed gouache on paper, approx. 14 x 16.5 in. Fine condition except for one crease top edge. Rifka Angel - Born: 1899, Kalvaria, Russia; died 1972. Active in: Chicago, Illinois; New York City. Her painting "Rifka Telling a Story" is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Rifka Angel was born in Lithuania, Russia. Her family immigrated to America when she was thirteen. Angel began to draw seriously when she was 25. In 1924 she met John Sloan, Emil Ganzo, Ernest Fiene and Alfred Mauer. Art dealer Weyne selected several watercolours to keep in his gallery. Sloan also arranged for her to be in a group show at the Opportunity Gallery, where in 1926 her gouaches were exhibited with the paintings of Ben Shahn and other established artists. In 1927 she made a two- year visit in Russia, where for nine months she studied with David Sterenberg and others at the Moscow Academy of Art. Her works was hanging up in a group show at the Moscow Museum. Before returning home she stopped briefly in Paris and had a successful show. Rifka Angel has been exhibited in many prestigious museums including the Chicago Art Institute, Whitney, Museum of Modern Art, and many others. Gallery exhibits were presented by the Knoedler, Carl Fischer, A.C.A., the Waddington and the Jayson Gallery. Her work is mentioned in many art books. She was included in a travel exhibit organized by the Museum of Modern Art which was shown in 16 cities.........500-750

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A VERY RARE BOOK CONTAINING 20 ETCHINGS

2106. [ART] Jacques-Joseph TISSOT [1836-1902] IMPORTANT French painter, engraver, and enameler. Traveled in Palestine (1887) and made studies for a set of 300 watercolor paintings, exhibited (1894) under the title Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Offered here is an extraordinary book in very fine leather binding containing 20 original etchings by Tissot. Those familiar with Tissot's etchings know that there are quite valuable and also that most were not pencil signed. Description: Book title is RENEE MAUPERIN, 1884, Edition Ornee, #21/50. Contains 10 images [duplicate set included] = 20 etchings. Of these 8 are signed in pencil, 10 signed with his red monogram, 1 signed with faint black monogram, and 1 unsigned. Recent auction sale of the unsigned etching at Swanns in NYC was $750. Book size 10.5 high x 7-1/4 in. The condition of all is prefect...............15,000 to 20,000

Cover & spine of Tissot book

Marbled endpapers

Pencil signed etching & title page

Etching signed with red monogram

 

2107. [ART] James Moore Preston (1873-1962) American painter and illustrator. He studied with Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia. James Preston and his artist wife, Mary Wilson Preston, were both associated with Robert Henri and the Ashcan School of painters. James Preston was particularly close to William Glackens. Around 1910 or 1911, Henri included both Prestons, as well as George Bellows, in an exhibition of the Eight (Ashcan School) he arranged in New York City at the Union Club. Although he was connected with the artists of the Ashcan Group, he painted landscapes in the Post-Impressionist style with soft and subtle colors. The Prestons also exhibited in the famous Armory Show, 1913, in New York City. James Preston was a member of the Guild of Free Lance Artists (established in 1920), in New York City. The couple lived in New York City and often traveled to Paris. Preston produced a cover for Saturday Evening Post (April 1905) but became more active in illustration during the 1920s. Original pencil drawing, c. 1911, unsigned, 6-1/2 x 8-3/4". VG........50-75

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2108. [ART] Samuel Adler (1898 - 1979) American artist. He studied at the National Academy of Design, with Leon Kroll and Charles Hinton. He was Professor of Art at New York University, and the University of Illinois. He was visiting professor at the University of Georgia. His work was at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum. His work is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His papers are held at the Archives of American Art. Offered here is an 1951 [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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2109. [ART] Doris Reynolds (1912-1978) Doris Reynolds did many illustrations for books published by Doubleday & Co. She was also an exhibiting artist, having work shown at the Krausharr Gallery in New York in 1949. Other exhibitions include: Wilmington Museum, Delaware 1940-45; Maracaibo 1936-39; Barbizon Plaza, NYC 1940; Lake Placid Club, NY 1940, etc. She studied at the Art Students League with Jules Gotlieb, Bridgman & Brackman. During World War II, she was one of Jackie Cochran's Girls, ferrying airplanes throughout the United States. Oil painting on unstretched canvas, approx. 10-3/4 x 15", unsigned. Provenance: Artist's Estate. VG............100-150

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2111. [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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2112. [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 OWL, THE SWAN, THE COCK, THE SPIDER, THE ASS AND THE FARMER, 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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2113. [ART] Gustave Marie Greux [1838-1919] French etcher. Original etching, classic Barbizon scene, signed in the plate, image about 3-3/4 x 6-3/4" plus margins. Printed text on verso. VG............50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

2114. [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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2115. [ART] BILL BECKLEY [1946 - ] American artist. The work of Bill Beckley, Pennsylvania born artist, is in the collections of the Smithsonian, MOMA, Guggenheim, Whitney, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery plus museums in England, France, Germany, Switzerland. He also has works in numerous private collections. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL mixed media on paper. Signed & dated 1974. Paper size approx. 11x 15 in., watercolor image size approx. 3.5 x 7 in. with text. Very good condition. RE: Titled "STOVE", the text recounts De Koonings' practice of getting started on a blank canvas. "I've read that De Kooning was afraid to look at a blank canvas. Sometimes to get started he would look around the room and fix on an object - a stove a table, a chair, and write the word "chair", for instance across the canvas so it wouldn't be blank anymore. At this time there were two groups of abstract expressionists. The other was more structured and probably the forerunners of minimalism and late conceptualism. I liked his group better although lately I have removed all the furniture from the studio, I kept the stove, and in the evenings when it is cold I sit in front of it to keep warm."............700-900

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Rare 18th Century Mezzotint

2116. [ART] John Smith (1652?&endash;1742) was an English mezzotint engraver. He was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire, about 1652. He was articled to a painter named Tillet in London, and studied mezzotint engraving under Isaac Beckett and Jan Vander Vaart. He became the favourite engraver of Sir Godfrey Kneller, whose paintings he extensively reproduced, and in whose house he is said to have lived for some time. Smith's plates numbered about five hundred, and of those nearly three hundred were portraits of notable men and women of the period between the reigns of Charles II and George II, from pictures by Peter Lely, Kneller, Willem Wissing, Michael Dahl, John Riley, John Closterman, Edward Gibson, Thomas Murray, and others. The remainder are sacred, mythological, and genre subjects after Titian, Correggio, Parmigianino, Carlo Maratti, Godfried Schalcken, Egbert van Heemskerck, Marcellus Laroon and others. Previous to 1700 his plates were mostly published by Edward Cooper, but about that date he established himself as a printseller at the Lyon and Crown in Covent Garden; he published his own works and also reissued many of those by Beckett, Bernard Lens , Williams, and others, retouching them and erasing the original engravers' names. Smith's latest print appears to have been the portrait of the youthful Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, after Joseph Highmore, dated 1729. The bulk of his copperplates eventually came into the hands of John Boydell, who reprinted them in large numbers. RARE original mezzotint by John Smith, image approx. 7-3/4 x 5-3/4" plus VERY SLIM margins. Trimmed right up to the image [not uncommon for old master prints]. He did this mezzotint after a painting by Egbert van Heemskerck. Notice it is signed "I. Smith" - don't be confused by the "I" instead of a "J" because that is how his prints were signed. An "I" inplace of a "J" is also common in old master prints. One of Smith's classic genre subjects. The bulk of his copperplates eventually came into the hands of John Boydell, who reprinted them in large numbers. Because this is printed on wove paper it is likely to have been published by Boydell in the late 18th or early 19th century. VG.............100-150

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ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE

2117. [ART] WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL etching plate of a female nude, identified as GIRL WITH ROSE. If the title is actually WAITING FOR THE CUE, which is the same size, then this etching was included in the 1967 Kennedy Galleries exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints [#50] and was indicated that there were only from 1 to 6 prints ever pulled from this plate. It may not be WAITING FOR THE CUE but its the only plate in the exbition of this size. Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 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..........2000-3000

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2118. [ART] John Kay (1742 - 1826) was a 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. His portrait etchings formed a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Offered here is one of Kay's original etching, portrait of Charles Sinclair - A delegate to the British Convention. Plate size 5 x 3-3/8 plus wide clean margins. Dated in the plate 1794. All John Kay etchings offered today were printed later than their dates, likely around 1830s. VG.............75-100

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2120. [ART] Albert Sterner (1863-1946) important artist born to American parents in London. He studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, France. He emigrated to the USA in 1881, moving first to Chicago and then to New York. Sterner was a noted painter, printmaker, and illustrator. Sterner did illustrations for Harper's and LIFE magazines, as well as several other publications. He was president of the Society of Illustrators (1907-1908) and later taught at the Arts Students League in New York (1918). He received many accolades and awards during his career. Lithography was pioneered in America by Albert Sterner (The Model, c. 1920), who with George Bellows (Parlor Critic, 1921) started the organization Painters-Gravers of America in New York in 1915. This was the first artist group committed to the development of lithography as a fine art medium in America and included artists John Sloan and Edward Hopper. George Bellows was introduced to fine art lithography by Sterner in 1916. Bellows was a quick study and soon became the leading printmaker of the Ashcan School. Offered here is an original sketch, unsigned, approx. 7-3/4 x 10" paper size. This was removed from one of Sterner's sketchbooks. Provenance: Sterner's summer home in Mass.........100-150

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ROY C. FOX [1908-1993] 8 drawings

2121. [ART] ROY CHARLES FOX (1908-1993) American artist. Member of Print Council of America; Rochester Print Club; Cooperstown Art Association; Elmira Art Club. His work is in the permanent collections of Elmira College, Arnot Art Museum, Florida Southern, etc. He exhibited at Audubon Artists 1942-44; Saranac Lake Art League 1943 & 1944; Northwest Print Makers 1944-48; Wawasee Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Laguna Beach AA 1944 & 45; Oakland Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Phila. Print Club 1956; Phila. Etchers 1962; Albany Print Club 1947; Grand Central Galleries (NY) 1946; Corning Glass Center 1965, etc. Offered here is a collection of 8 ORIGINAL drawings, unsigned, c. 1950s, approx. 5.5 x 8 to 9 x 11.75 in. paper sizes. VG condition..................Reserve bid at $125

Fox 1

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Fox 3

Fox 4

Fox 5

Fox 6

Fox 7

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2122. [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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2123. [ART] FRANK LOUISVILLE BOWIE (1857-1936) Maine artist. Member of the "Brush-Ins" group. Friendly with Winslow Homer. Two original unsigned pencil drawings, paper sizes approx. 5 x 8 in. Provenance: the artist's estate. ...............50-75

 

 

2124. [ART] Edmund H. Garrett (1853-11929) A well known nineteenth century American painter, etcher and illustrator, studied art at the Academie Julien in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens, Boulanger and Lefebvre. After residing in France for a period of about five years he returned to America and established a successful studio in Boston. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, Edmund Garrett's paintings and etchings were widely exhibited throughout the United States and in France at the Paris Salon. Garrett's first original prints were in the medium of wood engraving. Under the advice of Robert Swain Gifford (1840-1905), he created his first etching in 1879. Specializing in both architectural views and landscapes, Edmund Henry Garrett's ensuing etchings dealt mainly with areas around Boston. Near Mattakeesett is typical of his fine handling of perspective, light and shade and other pictorial qualities. Original etching, unsigned, "Near Mattakeesett", image approx. 4-7/8 x 8-3/4 plus margins. One light foxing spot well away from image. Appears to have been suntoned [evenly] at some time because the image and margin area well outside of plate mark is a little darker. Perhaps this was matted at some time.............100-150

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2125. [ART] Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874) one of the most influential painters and watercolorists of the nineteenth century, Mariano Fortuny 'Mariano Jose Fortuny y Carbo' was also an accomplished etcher. Born in Spain he was orphaned at a young age and raised by his grandfather. Fortuny's first formal art studies took place in Barcelona in the studio of the sculptor, Talarn Ribot. In 1858 he studied art in Rome and completed his education in Paris, under Gerome (1866). After that date Fortuny travelled and worked in such countries as England, Spain and Morocco, but called Italy his home. Today the art of Mariano Fortuny is included in such major collections as the Hermitage, the Prado, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Original etching, plate signed in the image, 9-3/4 x 6" plus wide cleam margins. Title: DIPLOMATE. VG.........200-300

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ORIGINAL ETCHING

2126. [ART] Paul Le Rat [1849-1892] French etcher, born in Paris, and studied under Lecoq de Boisbaudran and L. Gaucherel. He exhibited at the Solon from 1869 - on. Original etching, "JEUNE PECHEUR DE SCHEVENINGUE", done after a work by Frans Hals. Image size 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in. plus slim margins. VG........50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

2127. [ART] Stephen J. Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher of portraits and figure studies, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy and in Paris, under Jean Leon Gerome. He achieved a considerable reputation for his art in both America and Europe and received the prestigious Fortuny Prize for the best portrait, Rome, 1876. Ferris also served for twenty six years as the Instructor of Art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Offered here is an original etching by Ferris, a portrait of the daughter of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew. Its title "MRS. NICKLIN", done in 1879, after a painting by Gilbert Stuart. This etching, and others by New York Etching Club members, appeared bound into The American Art Review. Image approx. 5-1/2 x 7-1/4" plus margins. Light foxing in margins o/w VG...........100-150

 

Original Etching

2128. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "The Old-Clothes Dealer", from a painting by Gerome, in the Collection of Henry C. Gibson, Esq., Philadelphia. Mr. C.H. Hart, the celebrated art writer, describes this painting by one of the greatest ,painters of the age as follows: - "A 'marchant ambulant' plenteously bedecked with old purple and fine linen treads the streets of Cairo, loudly advertising his goods; carrying in one hand a long Arab gun and in the other an old Moorish helmet." Image 9-3/8 x 6-1/2" plus margins which are fairly clean with only the slightest signs of age.............100-150

 

Original Etching

2129. [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

 

2130. [ART] Sven Walberg (1872-1946) Swedish painter and printmaker. Original color woodblock print, signed & titled in pencil. Image size approx. 4-1/4 x 3". Fine..........75-100

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2131. [ART] Ferdinand Le Chuiton (1893-1968) French artist. Original signed ink/wash drawing executed in 1953 and mailed to a collector in New York City. Approx. 5-1/4 x 4-1/4. Includes his letter to the collector written on blank sheet. Fine.............150-250

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2132. [ART] Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL color drawing signed of Gloucester [Mass] harbor, approx. 9 x 11-1/2". A particularly strong work by this artist. VG...........80-120

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2133. [ART] James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, was born in New York City. His father, James Smillie (1807-1885), a Scottish engraver, emigrated to New York in 1829, was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1851, did much, with his brother William Cumming (1813&endash;1908), to develop the engraving of bank-notes, and was an excellent landscape-engraver. The son [James D.] studied with him and in the National Academy of Design; engraved on steel vignettes for bank-notes and some illustrations, notably F. O. C. Darley's pictures for James Fenimore Cooper 's novels; was elected an associate of the National Academy in 1865&emdash;the year after he first began painting and an academician in 1876; and was a founder (1866) of the American Water Color Society, of which he was treasurer in 1866-1873 and president in 1873-1878, and of the New York Etching Club. Among his paintings, in oils, are "Evening among the Sierras" (1876) and "The Cliffs of Normandy" (1885), and in water colour, "A Scrub Race" (1876) and "The Passing Herd" (1888). He wrote and illustrated the article on the Yosemite in Picturesque America. Original etching, "A Lady Of Cairo Visiting" , done after a painting by Frederic A. Bridgman. Image approx. 7-3/4 x 6-1/4" plus margins. VG.........100-150

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2134. [ART] Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, she was renowned as a pathbreaker in mural decoration, a field that had been exclusively practiced by men. Oakley excelled at murals and stained glass designs that addressed themes from history and literature in Renaissance-revival styles. Oakley painted a series of 43 murals in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg for the Governors Grand Reception Room, the Senate and the Supreme Court. Original auto-lithograph, plate signed 1918, 12 x 8 flush. Autolithography means an original image made directly on the stone or plate. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to