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DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE BEFORE SETTING OUT TO AFRICA ~~ REMEMBERS FONDLY  “A REVEREND DR. ROBERT FERGUSON WHOSE FATHER WAS VERY KIND TO ME WHEN I WAS A STUDENT” AND OFFERS: ‘A BLESSING BE ON’ THE RELATIVE OF THAT MAN

LIVINGSTONE, DAVID.  (1813-73).  Scottish missionary and physician, who spent half his life exploring southern and central Africa.  Autograph Letter Signed, “David Livingstone”, 2 ½ pages, octavo.  ‘Clifton, September 25, 1864.

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THE FAMOUS DEFENSE ATTORNEY, CLARENCE DARROW, TRANSFERS HIS STOCK IN AN ARIZONA MINING COMPANY

DARROW, CLARENCE S.  (1857-1938)  American lawyer who defended Eugene Debs, Leopold and Loeb, and John T. Scopes in the infamous “Monkey Trial”. Document Signed “C. S. Darrow” on the verso. Attractive orange bordered stock certificate for 50 shares in the Black Mountain Mining Company. One page, oblong folio, Territory of Arizona, Oct 22, 1906.

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW WRITES ABOUT HIS FUTURE BIOGRAPHER

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950).  Irish-born writer. Autograph Note Signed, ”G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted Ayot St. Lawrence correspondence card. One full page, small octavo [approx 4 ½ x 3 ½ inches]. ”Welwyn, Herts.”, November 12, 1907. Very fine condition.

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“THERE IS NOTHING HARDER THAN TO FIND WHETHER AN ACT WHICH WOULD CAUSE ONE GREAT EMPERICAL DISTRESSES IS OR IS NOT ONES DUTY.  FOR OF COURSE AN ERROR IS EQUALLY POSSIBLE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS:  EITHER TO THINK IT CAN’T BE DEMANDED BECAUSE IT IS SO HARD, AS TO THINK IT MUST DEMANDED JUST BECAUSE IT IS SO HARD”  –  C.S. LEWIS

LEWIS, C.S.  [IN FULL: CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS].  1898-1963.   Irish-born scholar, novelist, and author of about 40 books, many of them on Christian apologetics;  best known for his: The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven children’s books that have become classics of fantasy literature;  friend and associate of J.R.R. Tolkien.    Superb, scarce, lengthy, and apparently unpublished Autograph Letter Signed, “C.S. Lewis”, on imprinted Magdalen College / Oxford stationery.  Two very full pages, octavo.  “Magdalen College, Oxford”  November 20, 1953. 

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GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY ~~  HEADED THE BERLIN AIRLIFT & SOON TO BE HEAD OF THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND

LEMAY, CURTIS E. (1906-1990). Lieutenant General United States Air Force. Typed Letter Signed, “Curtis E. LeMay,” on Headquarters Strategic Air Command Offutt Air Force Base Omaha, Nebraska letterhead. One page, quarto. No place. April 10, 1951.

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ALBERT EINSTEIN : PHILOSOPHER-SCIENTIST    ~~   COPY # 7  OF THE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION

EINSTEIN, ALBERT (1879-1955) Theoretical physicist. The book: Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, boldly Signed on the limitation page “Albert Einstein 49.” Copy 7 of 760. [The first 10 copies were reserved for special presentations.] The Library of Living Philosophers, Evanston Illinois. Small quarto, top edge gilt, 779 pages,  1949. Additionally inscribed and signed on half title page by Paul Arthur Schilpp [the editor]: “To Dr. Barnaby C. Keeny, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, with the sincere gratitude and appreciation of Paul A. Schilpp. Summer 1969”. 

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE INSCRIBED COPY OF HENRIK IBSEN’S ‘LADY INGER OF OSTRAT’  —  CHOICE  PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY IBSEN TO POET AUGUST FRESENIUS

IBSEN, HENRIK.  (1828-1906).  Norwegian playwright, director, and poet;  viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater.  His book: Die Herrin von Oestrot : Historisches Schauspiel in funf Aufzuugen.  Unter Mitwirkung von Emma Klingenfeld veranstaltete deutsche Originalausgabe der Fru Ingerd til Oestrot. Munich.   Theodor Ackermann, 1877. Small octavo.  [5 ¾ x 7 inches approximately], 171 pages. Original printed blue-green wrappers, browned around the edges/margins, and showing offset from ‘sunning’. A very good copy, that is internally fine.  First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Ibsen to August Fresenius. 

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