GENERAL CHENNAULT, OF “FLYING TIGERS’ FAME, WRITING FROM TAIWAN, RECALLS HIS PREDICTIONS ABOUT RED CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN THE KOREAN WAR
CHENNAULT, CLAIRE LEE. (1890-1958). American Army officer; best known for his leadership of the “Flying Tigers” and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II. Typed Letter Signed, “C.L. Chennault”, on his name-imprinted “The Orient’s Own” CAT Civil Air Transport letterhead. One page, quarto. Taipei, Taiwan, February 24, 1953.
CHURCHILL INFORMS HIS UK PUBLISHER, CASSELL ABOUT THE GREATEST COUP OF POST WORLD WAR II PUBLISHING — AND OFFERS THE PUBLICATION DATES AND DETAILS OF CHURCHILL’S: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S. (1874-1965). British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955). Important Typed Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill”, with a lengthy five-line paragraph written entirely in his hand above his bold closing signature, on his imprinted 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, S.W.7 stationery. Two full pages, quarto. London, January 23, 1948.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT ~~ HIS BOOK: THE PRESIDENCY — “ITS DUTIES, ITS POWERS, ITS OPPORTUNITIES AND ITS LIMITATIONS” BOLDLY , INSCRIBED BY HIM
TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. (1857-1930). Twenty-seventh President of the United States (1909-13) and tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1921-30); only person to have held both offices, His book: The Presidency — “Its Duties, Its Powers, Its Opportunities and Its Limitations, Three Lectures by William Howard Taft”.
A SCARCE, SIGNED COPY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ~~ AMERICA AND THE WORLD WAR PUBLISHED IN 1915, BEFORE THE UNITED STATES ENTERED THE CONFLICT OF WORLD WAR I
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; Vice President; Colonel of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. His book: America and the World War. Imprinted tan cloth covers. New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915. First edition.
JOHN HANCOCK AND HIS WIFE, DOROTHY, ~~ SELL 32 ACRES OF LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS — AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript Document Signed, “John Hancock”, with his wife’s signature underneath his, “Dorothy Hancock”. Two full pages, legal folio. Boston, November 29, 1790.
PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER, TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH
MAUSER, PAUL (1838-1914) German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.” Five full pages, legal folio. [8¼ x 13 inches]. Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp. January 10, 1905.
NATHANIEL GORHAM, RUFUS KING, NATHAN DANE – AND THE CONGRESSMEN OF: “THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ASSEMBLED” — PROBE THE OVERLAPPING JURISDICTIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LEGAL SYSTEMS IN THE ‘NEW’ UNITED STATES
GORHAM, NATHANIEL. (1738-1796). Signer of the US Constitution. Uncommon Manuscript Letter Signed, “Nath. Gorham,” and countersigned by RUFUS KING and NATHAN DANE. One page, folio. New York, October 10, 1787.