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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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CHURCHILL’S SPECIALLY BOUND COPY OF ‘THE END OF THE BEGINNING’

SIGNED BY HIM — AS WAR-TIME PRIME MINSTER  —  IN 1944

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British statesman and author; served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.  His book: The End of the Beginning, ‘War Speeches by the Right Hon[orable] Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. – Compiled by Charles Eade’.  1943,  Cassell and Company Ltd., London.  First edition.  Boldly Signed on front free endpaper: “Winston S. Churchill / 1944”, as Prime Minister.

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LINDBERGH RETURNS SOME AIR MAIL COVERS  —  THAT WERE SENT TO HIM EARLIER IN 1932, THE YEAR OF THE LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.  (1902-74).  American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner; the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Lindbergh”, on his imprinted Charles A. Lindbergh, 39 Broadway stationery.  One page, small quarto.  New York, November 18, 1932.  Excellent condition.

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HOUDINI SIGNS A SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS MEMBERSHIP CARD IN 1923

HOUDINI, HARRY.  (1874-1926)   Legendary Hungarian-American magician, escapologist, showman, film producer and actor.  Partly-printed multi-color ‘’The Society of American Magicians’’ membership card Signed: “Harry Houdini,” as president of the society.  Membership card is for Earl DeForrest, member #989.

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JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN:  “I WISH YOU TO ACCEPT FROM ME THE WORK…TAKEN FROM THE ROMAN CATACOMBS’’.

NEWMAN, JOHN HENRY CARDINAL.  (1801-1890).  English clergyman, who was leader of the Oxford movement, and Cardinal after his conversion to the Roman Catholic church.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John H. Card. Newman”.  One full page, octavo.  Birmingham, England, February 18, 1886.  Very fine condition.

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE — AS COMMANDER GENERAL OF THE ARMY OF THE INTERIOR, APPOINTS A LIEUTENANT IN THE LEGION OF POLICE

BONAPARTE, NAPOLEON (1769-1821).   French military and political leader. A choice and very displayable Partially-printed Document Signed, “Bonaparte,” on Republic Francais  letterhead.  One full page, quarto.   Paris, 4th year of the Republic [1795].

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE:  “WITH REGARD TO THE FEMALE NURSING SERVICE  FOR MILITARY HOSPITALS…WE DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR SITUATIONS FOR LADIES; WE TRAIN THEM FOR SITUATIONS.” —  “WE DESIRE TO FIND LADIES TO BE TRAINED AS HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENTS FOR WHOM THERE IS AN EVER INCREASING DEMAND, WITH GOOD SALARIES, FOR HOSPITALS BOTH AT HOME, IN THE COLONIES, AND IN INDIA. THE DEMAND IS, IN FACT, FAR BEYOND OUR POWER OF SUPPLY.”

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910).  British nurse, hospital reformer, humanitarian and founder of modern nursing.  Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed “Florence Nightingale” on imprinted 35 South Street, Park Lane, W. stationary. Four full pages, octavo. London, Feb. 16, 1867.

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RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL,  WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS

HERZL, THEODORE.  (1860-1904).  Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel.  Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German.  One page, quarto.  Vienna, December 30, 1900.  Very fine condition. 

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