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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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IN 1948, JUST A SHORT 6 MONTHS AFTER THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, EINSTEIN WRITES TO A POST-HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR STAYING IN AN AMERICAN-JEWISH DISTRIBUTION CAMP IN CYPRUS, WHILE AWAITING HIS RESETTLEMENT IN THE NEW ISRAELI STATE, AND ACKNOWLEDGES:

“WE ALL OWE THE SMALL HEROIC GROUP OF OUR BROTHERS IN ISRAEL GRATITUDE AND ADMIRATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACHIEVED ON THEIR OWN THAT WHICH IS THEIRS BY RIGHT”

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955). Theoretical physicist; Developed the general theory of relativity.  Outstanding Typed Letter Signed “A. Einstein”. 1 1/4 pages, quarto. [No place], November 24, 1948. In German. To Siegfried Hessing, Polish writer and Jewish Internee in Famagusta, Cyprus. Addressed to “Camp 67 Bg c/o A.J.D.C.”, a post-Holocaust location where Jews were awaiting permission to enter the new nation of Israel.

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KEEN OBSERVATION BY PRINCE ALBERT NOTING:  “ANYTHING WILL SATISFY THE QUEEN [VICTORIA]…WHICH SIR ROBERT [PEEL] MAY SETTLE [UPON].”

ALBERT, PRINCE.  (1819–1861).  Prince Consort to Queen Victoria of England.  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Albert” on embossed gold royal monogrammed stationary. Three pages, small octavo. Windsor Castle.  September 29, 1845.  With appealing references to Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister at the time.

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SWISS ARTIST, PAUL KLEE,  SENDS GREETINGS FROM HIS TRAVELS IN EGYPT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHLOSS MUSEUM

KLEE, PAUL. (1879-1940). Swiss-born German painter; blended concepts from expressionism, cubism, and surrealism into his unique style that made him a master of color theory.   Brief Autograph Note, written on a picture postcard of “Thebes, The Hypostyle Hall of Ramesseum”,  Boldly Signed, “Klee”, in German.  “Luxor, Egypt” One page, octavo.

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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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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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