GEORGE WASHINGTON — AFTER DEFEATING THE BRITISH AT THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON, WORRIES ABOUT THE LOSS OF SUPPLIES AND THE LANDING OF THE ENEMY: “IT IMPORTS US HIGHLY TO COLLECT A RESPECTABLE FORCE… FOR US TO SECURE…THE OBJECTS OF THE ENEMY’S ATTENTION”
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. (1732-1799). First President of the United States (1789-1797). Important War-date Manuscript Letter Signed, “G. Washington”, as Commander of the Continental forces. Two pages, folio. Morristown, New Jersey, May 7, 1777. To General Parsons.
THE AUTHOR OF: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
“CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ONLY A REALITY, BUT THE REALITY OF LIFE…. C.L. DODGSON”
DODGSON, CHARLES L. [LEWIS CARROLL]. (1832-1898). English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist, especially remembered for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871). Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “C.L. Dodgson”. Four full pages, small octavo. “Ch[rist] Ch[urch]” Oxford, England. March 18, 1894.
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.
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.
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”.
“THE BARRIER OF PANAMA IS GOING TO FALL, AS FELL THE BARRIER OF EGYPT, BECAUSE THE MOMENT HAS COME IN THE MARCH OF HUMANITY WHEN THIS OBSTACLE MAY NO LONGER REMAIN STANDING.”
LESSEPS, FERDINAND de. (1805-1894). French diplomat and engineer; designer of the Suez Canal. Superb Manuscript Letter Signed, “Ferd. De Lesseps”, on imprinted Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique letterhead. Four pages, quarto. “46, Rue Caumartin, Paris”, November 11, 1885.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT: THAT IS A GREAT QUOTATION FROM WOODROW WILSON… I HAVE FELT RATHER IMPATIENT WITH HIS RECENT ATTITUDE ON CERTAIN MATTERS, NOTABLY THE EFFORT TO CONTROL CORPORATIONS.”
“CONGRESS DECIDED THAT UNDER THE CONDITIONS IN THAT CASE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO POWER TO ACT.
I WILL SEE IF I HAVE POWER TO ACT IN THIS CASE.”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). SuperbTyped Letter Signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” as President on imprinted The White House, Washington embossed stationery, with hand written corrections to his type and a seven line Autograph Postscript following his signature. Two pages, small quarto. Oyster Bay, N.Y., August 29, 1908.