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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

WORLD HISTORY

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EXCEEDINGLY-RARE  WORLD WAR II DATED PRESENTATION COPY OF MONTY’S: “TEN CHAPTERS 1942 TO 1945”  CONTAINING THE WAR TIME REMEMBRANCES OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’S VISITS WITH HIM

MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN.  (1887-1976).  British Soldier. Presentation copy of his “Ten Chapters 1942 to 1945”.  First Edition. Thirty-two pages, oblong 12mo. Dark navy leatherette and gilt embossed cover.  Boldly inscribed on front free endpaper.

$4500.00
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CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis.  An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.

$5750.00
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‘MONTY’ ACKNOWLEDGES THE CAPTURE OF ALL THE V1 AND V2 ROCKET LAUNCH SITES

MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN.  (1887-1976).  British soldier. Remarkable War-date, Typed Letter Signed, “Yrs. ever, B.L. Montgomery”, on his crested and imprinted Headquarters: 21 Army Group stationery.  One page, large octavo.  TAC Headquarters, September 14, 1944

$3500.00
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DR. MARY E. WALKER, THE ONLY WOMAN TO RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR — A FABULOUS AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED

WALKER, MARY E[DWARDS] DR.  (1832-1919) American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, and medical surgeon; Walker is the only female to have received the Medal of Honor. Exceedingly-scarce Autograph Sentiment Signed, “Mary E. Walker M.D.” in pencil.   One page, oblong 12mo.

$2000.00
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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S BOOK:   NOTES ON NURSINGWHAT IT IS, AND WHAT IT IS NOT   —  WITH TIPPED IN PRESENTATION FROM HER, ON THE TITLE PAGE!

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE.  (1820-1910).  British nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian.  Her book:  Notes on Nursing, what it is and what it is not.  Harrison, London, [1860].  First edition, very early, true first state, with the notice: “[The right of translation is reserved]” at the base of the title page and with illustrated, light-yellow end-papers bearing advertisements for Burkes’ Peerage, The Foreign Office List for 1860 [with the 8 in 1860 in slightly larger type] and Anthems for Parish Choirs listed.  Original dark brown/black pebbled cloth, with front cover lettered in gilt, blind-stamped ruling to covers, and spine.

$9500.00
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EXCEEDINGLY RARE AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED BY DR. JOSEPH WARREN WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL IN 1775  —  ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY HIS BROTHER,  DR. JOHN WARREN

SENDING HIS BILL FOR MEDICINES AND HIS ATTENDANCE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS PROVINCIAL CONGRESS FROM MAY 1772 TO JANUARY 1773

An exceedingly-rare Autograph Document Signed, “Joseph Warren Dr” in the third person, in the body of the document.  One page, oblong octavo. Lightly silked for preservation, else very fine condition. No place, [Boston], January 1773.  Additionally docketed on the verso by his brother JOHN WARREN.  (1753-1815)

$24,500.00
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JOHN HANCOCK  —  A 1765 LOTTERY TICKET FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF FANEUIL HALL

ISSUED TO EDWARD PROCTOR, WHO LEAD A GROUP OF MEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE ‘BOSTON TEA PARTY’ TO DUMP INTO THE SEA THE TEA CHESTS SECURED ABOARD THE ‘DARTMOUTH’ WHILE SHE LAY MOORED AT GRIFFIN’S WARF IN BOSTON HARBOR.   BOLDLY SIGNED BY PROCTOR ON THE VERSO AND STRONGLY SIGNED BY HANCOCK ON THE RECTO —   A SIMPLY SUPERB, AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE, COMBINATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT SIGNATURES

HANCOCK, JOHN (1737-1793)   President of the Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; Governor of Massachusetts; first Signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Scarce Partly-printed “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY, No. Five” ticket, boldly signed “John Hancock”, at the lower center right.

$27,500.00
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