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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

LITERATURE

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RARER THAN POE OR MELVILLE  —  AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF MARGARET FULLER

FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850)  Journalist, women’s rights activist; considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement;  Her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century‘ is considered the first major feminist work in the United States;  died at sea, off Fire Island, NY in a ship wreck.   Her exceedingly-rare Signature, “S. M. Fuller”, affixed to a letter written by her brother,  the Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller. 

$4500.00
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TOLKIEN QUOTES HIS CHARACTER, GANDALF:

“HE THAT BREAKS A THING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS

 HAS LEFT THE PATH OF WISDOM’ –

GANDALF, LORD OF THE RINGS.”

TOLKIEN, J(OHN) R(ONALD) R(EUEL).  (1892-1973). South African-born British university professor, medieval scholar, philologist and writer of fantasies.  Typed Letter Signed, “J.R.R. Tolkien” on imprinted “George Allen & Unwin Ltd /Book Publishers” stationery.  One page, quarto.  “Merton College, Oxford,  18 January 1973. 

$18,500.00
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IBSEN  — RARELY SEEN, CABINET PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED  —  THE NYBLIN STUDIO

IBSEN, HENRIK.  (1828-1906)  Norwegian playwright, director, and poet;  Ibsen is viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater.   Rarely seen, Cabinet Photograph Signed, “Henrik Ibsen / 27.12.97”.

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HEMINGWAY  —  HAVING READ, IN LIFE MAGAZINE, AN ARTICLE ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF A BEAR CUB BEING KILLED IN A MOST UNSPORTING MANNER,  CHALLENGES THE PREPERTRATORS OF THIS KILLING TO A DUEL!

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. (1899-1961)  American Nobel Prize winning author and journalist; published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works.   Remarkable Typed Letter Signed “Ernest Hemingway”, on his Finca Vigia, San Francisco De Paula, Cuba stationary.  Full page, quarto.  San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.  January 2, 1950.  To: “the editors of LIFE Magazine”. 

$24,000.00
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WALT WHITMAN:  ‘AT HOME’  SIGNATURE AND VERY-SCARCE PRINTED INVITATION

WHITMAN, WALT (1819-1892) American poet, essayist, journalist and humanist.   His Bold Signature written as: “Walt Whitman / 328 Mickle Street / Camden, New Jersey”. One page, small 12mo. [ 1 x 3 1/2 inches].  No date, Camden, NJ.   Accompanied by a very scarce Partly-printed invitation for one of Whitman’s talks.

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON:  “WHEN MY BOOK WAS WRITTEN, IT WAS STILL POSSIBLE TO HAVE RECONCILED MATAAFA AND LAMFEFA: THIS IS NOW TOO LATE, THE TREATY HAS LOST AUTHORITY WITH THE SAMOANS, THEY HAVE PLUNGED AGAIN INTO A STATE OF DIEHARD REBELLION AND SPORADIC WAR”

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.  (1850-94).  Scottish essayist, novelist and poet.  Extremely scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Robert Louis Stevenson”.  Two separate pages, octavo.  “Vailima, Samoa”, July 14, 1893.

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AGATHA CHRISTIE  — ENCOURAGES HER CORRESPONDENT TO GO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF HER  THE MOUSETRAP”

CHRISTIE, AGATHA.  (1890-1976).  English novelist. Autograph Letter Signed, “Agatha Christie,” on Winterbrook House, Wallingford, Berks letterhead. One page, octavo.  Berks. April 5th, 1972.

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