VERDI QUESTIONS THE INEXPLICABLE ARRIVAL OF “55 BOTTLES OF ROMINO!” AT THE OUTRAGEOUS PRICE OF 1.85 LIRA!
VERDI, GIUSEPPE. (1813-1901). Italian composer; his masterworks include: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853), La Traviata (1853), Don Carlos (1867), and Aïda (1871). Attractive Autograph Letter Signed “G. Verdi”. One page, octavo. [Bugereto?], Italy June 13, 1894. Very fine condition.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — INFORMS HER CORRESPONDENT THAT COPIES OF HER BOOKS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO THEIR EXPRESS COMPANY OFFICE. SO NOW HER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR SAFE DELIVERY HAS BEEN SATISIFIED STATING: “MY SKIRTS ARE CLEAR”
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Typed Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead. One page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., March 9, 1904.
A RARE FORM OF GOVERNMENTAL ‘PASSPORT’ ISSUED AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWI AND JUST PRIOR TO THE UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS IN EUROPE
HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964). 31st President of the United States. Partially Printed Document Signed, “Herbert Hoover”, as administrator of the United States Food Administration. One page, large quarto. No place, but with with “American Legation, Berne, Switzerland” seal affixed at lower right. December 26, 1918.
LAFAYETTE WRITES TO “MR. HAMILTON”
LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER [MARQUIS DE]. (1757-1834). French military leader and statesman, who fought on the side of the colonists during the American Revolution and later took a prominent part in the French Revolution. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Lafayette,” in French. One page, octavo. Paris.’ Tuesday in the morning, November 27’, no year.
“I WENT TO JEFFERSON DAVIS, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMM[ISSION] AND ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD DO ME THE PERSONAL FAVOR TO REPORT THE BILL. HE DID SO ON THE 23RD OF FEB. ON THE 26TH AT MY REQUEST HE MARRIED IT AS AN AMENDMENT UPON THE ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL…”
WILSON, HENRY. (1812-1875). 18th Vice President of the United States. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Henry Wilson”, as Senator from Massachusetts. Four full pages, quarto. Natick [Massachusetts]. June 3, 1869.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT TO HENRY CABOT LODGE ~~ RECOMMENDING NOTED NAVAL ARTIST HENRY REUTERDAHL FOR A COMMISSION
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-1909). Choice Typed Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on his name-imprinted Metropolitan letterhead. One page, quarto. “432 Fourth Avenue, New York”, May 15, 1917. Very fine condition.
CHARMING LETTER OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW OFFERING TO INSCRIBE A SECOND COPY OF HIS BOOK, BECAUSE OF A MISTAKE IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE FIRST, AND SAYING: ‘’YOU CAN THEN PASS THE SYBIL ONE TO YOUR MOTHER, WHO NEED NEVER KNOW THAT IT WAS NOT MEANT FOR HER’’!
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Good Autograph Note Signed twice, “G. Bernard Shaw” and “Bernard Shaw”, on a “Republique Francaise Carte Postale” post card. Cape Antibes, July [?] 1928. Fine condition.