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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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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.

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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. 

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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”.  

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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KING GEORGE III  —  INTERVENES IN THE POLITICAL SQUABBLE FOR POWER BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER ROCKINGHAM, AND LORD SHELBURNE, WHO WAS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER JUST 3 MONTHS LATER AFTER ROCKINGHAM’S DEATH, AND WHOSE APPOINMENT TO THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER WAS MADE WITH THE CONDITION OF ENSURING PEACE  —  WITH THE AMERICAN COLONIES

GEORGE III.  (1738-1820).  King of England, (1760-1820).  Scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “George R”, as King.   One full page, quarto.  Windsor, April 5, 1782.  Very fine condition.  To “My Lord”.  A remarkably important royal statement of command, written in the form of a letter. 

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