VOLTAIRE — IN 1774 — CERTIFYING THE OWNERSHIP OF A SURGEON’S SURGERY
VOLTAIRE — nom de plume of: FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. (1694-1778) French essayist and philosopher. Very-scarce Manuscript Note Signed, ”Voltaire.”, in French. One page, small octavo. Ferney, October 2, 1774.
ALLEN GINSBERG DRAWS A CARICATURE
GINSBERG, ALLEN. (1926-1997). American poet, regarded as the spokesman for the Beat Generation of the 1950s. Caricature Drawing Signed, “AG”, beneath the image. Octavo. Excellent condition.
FREDERICK MARRYAT — SCARCE LETTER FROM THE NAVAL AUTHOR, AND DEVELOPER OF THE NAVAL CODE OF SIGNAL FLAGS FOR MERCHANT VESSELS
MARRYAT, FREDERICK. (1792-1848). British naval officer and novelist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “F. Marryat,” 2 pages, octavo. “3 Spanish Place [Marylebone, London]”, “Tuesday” no date, but docketed 1841 on verso. To “My dear Jordan”.
CHECK SIGNED BY POET AND ABOLITIONIST JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL. (1819-1891). Poet, Critic, Satirist, Diplomat, and noted Abolitionist. Attractive Partly-printed Check Signed: “J.R. Lowell”.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE PENS A VERSE IN MEMORY OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, BY QUOTING OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES’: “EULOGY IN VERSE”
STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. (1811-1896) American author, abolitionist; best known for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Choice Autograph Quotation Signed, “Harriet Beecher Stowe”, One page, small octavo. [ 4” x 5”] January 17, 1893.
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.
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”.