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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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MONET TO BAZILLE 

AN URGENT CRY FOR HELP, PENNED ONLY MONTHS AFTER HIS SON’S BIRTH AND HIS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE  BY DROWNING HIMSELF IN THE SEINE!

MONET, CLAUDE.   (1840-1926).  Founder, and leader of the French Impressionist painting;  the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting:  Impression, Sunrise.  An exceptional, and Important early Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French.  3 full pages, large octavo.  “Fecamp au Paout”, France.  [August 6, 1868.  To FREDERIC BAZILLE]

$12,000.00
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VOLTAIRE  —  IN 1774  — CERTIFYING THE OWNERSHIP OF A SURGEON’S SURGERY

VOLTAIRE  — nom de plume of:   FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. (1694-1778)   French essayist and philosopher.    Very-scarce Manuscript Note Signed, ”Voltaire.”, in French.  One page, small octavo. Ferney, October 2, 1774.   

$7200.00
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PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MASSACHUSETTS PAY WARRANT  —  SIGNED BY SIR FRANCIS BERNARD

BERNARD, SIR FRANCIS.  (1712-1779).  Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Partly-printed Document Signed, “Fra Bernard”, as Governor of Massachusetts, on a pay order.  One page, octavo.  Cambridge, January 27, 1769. 

$950.00
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THE FATHER OF ELECTROMAGNETISM  —   ANDRE AMPERE  —  AN ATTRACTIVE ALS

AMPÈRE, ANDRÉ M.  (1775-1836).   French scientist, known for his important contributions to the study of electrodynamics.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Ampere,” in French.  One full page, octavo.  Paris, November 28, no year.

$4800.00
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RENOIR TO HIS SON  —  “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘,  ASK HIM FOR ONE.”

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.

$7500.00
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“I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM…THE NORTH”  — AN ATTRACTIVE LETTER FROM THE ANTARTIC EXPLORER, ERNEST SHACKLETON

SHACKLETON, SIR ERNEST HENRY.  (1874-1922).  British explorer of Antarctica.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “E.H. Shackleton”, on his imprinted “ANTEXPEDI, LONDON  9, Regent Street, London, S.W.” stationery.  One page, quarto.  London, February 15, 1912.  Excellent condition.

$2500.00
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BABBAGE — THE FATHER OF THE COMPUTER  — COMPLAINS OF NOISE POLLUTION IN THE STREETS OF LONDON WHICH ROB HIM OF HIS TIME AND INTERUPT HIS WORK 

BABBAGE, CHARLES.  (1792-1871).  British mathematician and inventor of the first computer.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Babbage”.  Two full pages, octavo.  “1 Dorset Pl., Manchester Sq. W.”, March 26, 1868.

$6500.00
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