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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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SIR HUMPHRY DAVY  —  NOTES THE DANGERS OF MERCURY POISONING AND HIS ’VAIN’ ATTEMPT AT FLY-FISHING

DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY.  (1778-1829).  British chemist, best known for his experiments in electrochemistry and for his invention of the miner’s safety lamp.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Davy”.  Four pages, octavo.  “Monday”.  Fine condition.  To “My dear Lord [Holland]”. 

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LA VIDA SECRETA DE SALVADOR DALI  —  [THE SECRET LIFE OF SALVADOR DALÍ] – BOLDY INSCRIBED

DALI, SALVADOR. (1904-1989). Spanish Catalan surrealist painter famous for the striking and bizarre images in his work. The book:  La Vida Secreta de Salvador Dali  —  [The secret life of Salvador Dalí].  Cream cloth covers with red imprinted spine and cover art.  Poseidon, Buenos Aires, 1944.  547 pages, in Spanish. Large octavo. First edition thus.   Boldly Inscribed on the front endpaper by Dali.

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SUPERB IMAGE OF THE STONE SUPREME COURT SIGNED BY ALL 9 MEMBERS ~ CIRCA 1942

STONE, HARLAN FISKE.  (1872-1946) American jurist who served as the 12th Chief Justice of the United States.  An outstanding ‘Harris and Ewing’ large silver-toned quarto photograph depicting the entire “Stone Court” signed by each member under his image, housed in simple back wood frame.  [Washington, D.C. ~ circa 1942].  HARLAN STONE, OWEN ROBERTS, HUGO BLACK, STANLEY F. REED, FELIX FRANKFURTER, WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, FRANK MURPHY, JAMES F. BYRNES, AND ROBERT H. JACKSON.

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R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.  (1822-1893).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881).  Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message  / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support  / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” –  Dated “April 29, 1879.  Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”.  Boldly signed in the top margin.

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JOHN HANCOCK SIGNS AN APPOINTMENT FOR THOMAS AGRY WHO SERVED AS A CORPORAL IN COLONEL ARNOLD’S REGIMENT IN 1775 AND THEN AS A CAPTAIN IN THE WAR OF 1812

HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Partially Printed Document Boldly signed, “John Hancock,” as Governor, at left center of the document. Countersigned by John Avery, Junior Secretary. One page, oblong folio.  November 18, 1788.

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G.B. SHAW SPEAKS OUT ON THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF HIS PLAYS: “YOU ARE COMMITTING THE BLACKEST CRIME POSSIBLE IN THEATRICAL BUSINESS…”

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD.  (1856-1950).  Irish-born writer.  Good Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery.  One full page, quarto.  “10, Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C.”, April 6, 1911.  Very fine condition. 

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F.D.R. TO HIS SON AT HARVARD — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL ITEM — INTIMATELY ILLUSTRATING A FATHER’S GUIDENCE THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF HARVARD ACADEMICS AND SOCIAL LIFE

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945) 32nd U.S. President.  Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Father,” on his name-imprinted ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt / Vice President / Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland’ stationery. Two full pages, quarto. ‘Warm Springs’ [Georgia]. October 23, no year. [circa 1928]

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