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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854.  His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life.  He has penned:  “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.”

$3250.00
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JAMES MADISON  – AS PRESIDENT & JAMES MONORE  – AS SECRETARY OF STATE ~~ A BOLDLY SIGNED ‘1812’ LAND GRANT ~~

Partially-Printed Document Signed, “James Madison,” as President.  One page, oblong folio, vellum. Washington. January 23, 1812. Boldly countersigned by JAMES MONROE (1758-1831). Founding Father and fifth President of the United States, as Secretary of State: “Jas. Monroe.”   Large paper wafer, spread eagle Seal of State affixed at lower left. 

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ALAN BEAN, THE 4TH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON INSCRIBES AN ICONIC APOLLO 12 IMAGE OF THE LUNAR LANDER MODULE ASCENDING THE MOON’S SURFACE  — 

Choice original 1st generation NASA color photograph of the lunar module leaving the moon’s surface. Oblong quarto. No place. [Texas?] No date [circa 1970].   Signed, “Alan Bean” on the photographic surface, in lower right corner.  The photograph is mounted to a larger piece of photographer’s backing and is wonderfully further inscribed on the wide lower margin:  “To Rooster- Flying to the Moon is like throwing a long forward pass – You have to lead it just the right amount- It worked for us.”

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BOLD FOUNTAIN PEN SIGNATURE OF:  “SGT. ALVIN C. YORK”  —  MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER IN WWI

YORK, ALVIN C. “Sergeant York” (1887–1964).  One of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I;  received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, gathering 35 machine guns, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 prisoners.  His Boldly penned Signature: “Sgt. Alvin C. York”  centered on a 24mo card.   [Approximately 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches]. 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT —  CONFRONTS THE 1916 NYC POLIO EPIDEMIC

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919).  Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9).  Autograph Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on his imprinted Sagamore Hill note card.  One full page, 16mo. 

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JEFFERSON DAVIS —  IN A LETTER TO A FORMER LOVER, PENNED JUST 7 MONTHS AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO VARINA, RECALLS: “WHEN WE WERE TO EACH OTHER IN A DIFFERENT RELATION FROM THAT WHICH EXISTS NOW”

DAVIS, JEFFERSON.  (1808-1889).  First and only President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865).  Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Jefferson Davis”.  Four full pages, small quarto.  Washington, D.C.,  September 24, 1854.  Very fine condition. 

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“THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT… HAS BEEN MADE SUBJECT OF SO MUCH EXCITEMENT SO AS TO SHUT OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW ALL OTHER QUESTIONS… AND HAS CONTRIVED TO TINGE ALL LEGISLATION WITH THE BLACK DEFILEMENT….”

MORSE, SAMUEL F.B.  (1791-1872).  American artist and inventor of the electric telegraph and Morse code.  Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Samuel F.B. Morse”.  Two full pages, quarto.  Poughkeepsie, New York, November 1, 1854. 

$18,500.00
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