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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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CHECK SIGNED BY LONGFELLOW

LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH.   (1807-82). American poet.  Partly-printed  Check  Signed, “Henry W. Longfellow”,  with internal printed Internal Revenue stamp.   7″ x 2.75″ inches, Cambridge, Massachusetts.   September 6, 1881.

$595.00
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ELLEN GLASGOW — COMMENTING ON THE VIRGINIA EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE’S ACTIONS

GLASGOW, ELLEN (1873-1845)   Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist; her novels mostly depicted Southern American life, including her Pulitzer-winning final novel, “In This Our Life.”   Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Ellen  Glasgow,” on One West Main Street,  Richmond, Virginia letterhead.  Two separate pages, octavo. Richmond, Virginia. “December 8, 1909”.

$650.00
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DID RALPH WALDO EMERSON BELIEVE IN THE ‘SCIENCE’ OF PHRENOLOGY? 

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. (1803 -1882) Author, poet, and philosopher; leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Autograph Letter Signed “R.W. Emerson”.  Two pages, small octavo. Cincinnati, Ohio.   December 7, 1852.

$1500.00
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THE AUTHOR OF:    RAGGED DICK:  OR, STREET LIFE IN NEW YORK WITH THE BOOTBLACKS

ALGER, HORATIO JR. (1832–1899).  American author;  wrote more than 100 books, all based on the rags-to-riches formula, at the turn of the late 1800’s.     Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Horatio Alger, Jr”.  One page, octavo. New York, December 11, 1886.  To  “My dear Miss Burt”, evidently a woman teacher requesting an autograph.

$450.00
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THE AUTHOR OF:  THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

COOPER,  JAMES FENIMORE. (1789-1851).  American novelist.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” on amber-toned stationery.  One page, octavo, no place [Italy], no date [circa 1830]. 

$950.00
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HERMAN MELVILLE’S VERY RARE SIGNATURE

MELVILLE, HERMAN.  (1819-91).  American novelist.  His Signature, “Yours very truly / H.  Melville”, as cut from a letter.  One page narrow oblong 16mo.   Slip of paper measures 1 x 4 1/4 inches.   Small mounting strip on verso, else very fine condition.

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW RENEGOTIATES HIS ROYALTY STRUCTURE AFTER THE BANKRUPTCY OF HIS AMERICAN PUBLISHER BRENTANO’S

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD.  (1856-1950).  Irish-born writer.  Good Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his name-imprinted, “4 Whitehall Court London S.W.1 / Phone Whitehall 3160 / Telegrams: Socialist. Parl-London” stationery.  One full page, quarto.  No place. [London]. “3rd January 1935”.

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