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“I…KNOW A GOOD DEAL ABOUT THE NEGROES…AND MY OBSERVATION SATISFIES ME THAT, LIKE OTHER MEN, THE NEGROES ARE AS THEY ARE TREATED. … [SOUTHERN PLANTERS] ARE AMAZED AT THE POLITICAL CAPACITY AND THE MORAL GREATNESS EVINCED BY PEOPLE WHOM THEY HAVE BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO CONSIDER LESS THAN HUMAN.”

MARTINEAU, HARRIET.  (1802-1876).  English essayist, novelist, journalist, and economic and historical writer who was prominent among English intellectuals of the 19th Century; one of the first female writers to support herself by her own talent; considered the first female sociologist; observed a link between slavery and the oppression of women’s rights; considered one of the first feminists. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Martineau”.  Eight full pages, small octavo.  Ambleside, January 5, 1866. 

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SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL SENDS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS GREETINGS FOR 1927  —  AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE, BOLDLY PENNED LETTER

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).   Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Winston S. Churchill”, on blind-embossed Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W. stationery.  One page, octavo.  London, December 30, 1926. 

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S RECOMMENDATION

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865).  Sixteenth President of the United States.  Lengthy Autograph Message Signed, “A. Lincoln”, as President. [To Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. (Basler, vol viii, pg 76)].  Written on both sides of a card measuring approximately 2×3 1/4 inches.  [Washington], October 25, 1864.

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CHARLES DICKENS ~~ THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

IN THE PUBLISHER’S PRESENTATION BINDING OF FULL POLISHED CALF  ~~  BOLDLY INSCRIBED TO:  “WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR – FROM HIS HEARTY FRIEND, CHARLES DICKENS”

THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.   London: [Bradbury and Evans for] Chapman and Hall, 1841.   Gilt-ruled on covers, gilt-decorated on spine, deep green/black and red morocco lettering pieces, all edges gilt, ink stamp of Chapman and Hall on front free endpaper and of the binder Hayday on rear free endpaper. Housed in a vintage custom full leather embossed slip case, of excellent quality.  Boldly Inscribed to:  “Walter Savage Landor – From his hearty friend, Charles Dickens”, on the title page.

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NOTED AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, ERNEST SETON-THOMPSON

SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST.  (1860-1946).  English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist and illustrator; one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Ernest Seton-Thompson”. One full page, octavo.  “144 Fifth Ave., B-4”, New York, January 10, 1900. 

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THE “LIBERATOR OF ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU”  ~~  A SCARCE SIGNED LETTER OF JOSE DE SAN MARTIN

SAN MARTÍN, JOSÉ DE.  (1778-1850).  Argentine General, known as the “Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru”; one of the principal leaders of the independence movement in South America from the Spanish Empire in the 19th Century;  served as the Protector of Peru. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “José de San Martín”, in Spanish.  One page, quarto.  Santiago, Chile, June 26, 1817. 

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THE HOLY GRAIL FOR ALL CHARLES DICKENS COLLECTORS!  ~~  A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION FROM “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”.

“AND SO, AS TINY TIM OBSERVED, GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE!”   

WITH A LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL FROM WILKIE COLLINS

Simply superb Autograph Quotation Signed, “Charles Dickens”, being the most famous quotation from his timeless Christmas classic:  A Christmas Carol,  penned on his  imprinted Gad’s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent stationery, with a bold paraph under his name.  One page, small square octavo.  [approx. 4 1/5 x 5 inches]. “Saturday, 13th February 1869”. 

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