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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE — SAMUEL ADAMS — AS GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS

ADAMS, SAMUEL. (1722-1803). American patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Partially-Printed Document Signed, ”Samuel Adams”, as Governor of Massachusetts. One page, oblong folio. Boston. September 8, 1796. Countersigned by John Avery, as secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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FORMER PRESIDENT AND FUTURE CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT BOLDLY INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: ”OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS” , TO THE THEN SITTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:  —  EDWARD WHITE!  —  AN ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY!

His scarce book: OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS. Boldly inscribed: For my friend / Edward White / Chief Justice of / the United States / Wm. H. Taft / with affectionate regard / and great respect / New Haven [Connecticut] June 19th 1916. First edition.

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FILLMORE — AS PRESIDENT — AUTHORIZES THE AFFIXING OF THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE REMISSION OF A FORFEITURE FOR THE SHIP ‘ST. GEORGE’ — WHICH, JUST 2 WEEKS LATER, WAS LOST AT SEA, IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, WITH A HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE!

FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States (1850-3). Most unusual, Partly-Printed Document Signed, ”Millard Fillmore”, as President. One page, quarto. Washington, D.C., December 11, 1852. Very fine condition. The document reads: I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the remission of the forfeiture granted to the Ship St. George

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LINCOLN APPOINTS: WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW — A COMMANDER IN THE NAVY — AN IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR NAVAL COMISSION

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Superb and important partly engraved Document Signed, ”Abraham Lincoln”, as President. One page, tall folio, vellum. Washington, August 5, 1861. Countersigned by GIDEON WELLS, Secretary of the Navy. President Lincoln appoints WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW a Commander in the United States Navy.

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BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ASKS:  “AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE…HAVE YOU ANY SUGGESTIONS TO MAKE?”

WASHINGTON, BOOKER T.  (1856-1915)  African American educator. Typed Letter Signed, “Booker T. Washington,” on The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute  / for the Training of Colored // Young Men and Women letterhead. One page, quarto. “December 20, 1905”

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DICKENS – OLIVER TWIST

WRITING ABOUT THE PUBLICATION OF OLIVER TWIST IN BENTLEY’S MISCELLANY, FROM HIS EARLY 48 DOUGHY STREET LONDON RESIDENCE, WHERE THE MANUSCRIPT WAS WRITTEN

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist.  Superb early, Autograph Letter Signed, “Charles Dickens”. One full page, quarto. ‘48 Doughty Street, London, January 19, 1838’.  To Thomas Lydely.  

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CLARA BARTON —  FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, PENS AN ODDLY ETHEREAL AND REFLECTIVE LETTER,  IN THE YEAR OF HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY

BARTON, CLARA.  (1821-1912).  American humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross; Her book: the Story of My Childhood was publishe din1907.   Interesting series of two letters written on the same piece of paper.  One: Autograph Letter Signed, “Clara Barton” and the other: “C.B.”  Four very full pages, octavo.  (each letter is 2 pages in length).  Meriden, Connecticut, June 3, 1907. Very fine condition. 

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