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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

WORLD HISTORY

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BERTRAND RUSSELL TO HIS TYPIST: ”…YOU WERE GOOD AT DECIPHERING BAD HANDWRITING. IT OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE ENCLOSED MANNUSCRIPT”.

RUSSELL, BERTRAND [EARL]. (1872-1970). British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, ”Bertrand Russell”, on imprinted Telegraph House stationery. One full page, octavo. ”Harting, Petersfield”, March 12, 1937.

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS  —  AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form.  One full page, quarto.  London, April 6, 1898.

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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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ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF”  [AIR-SHIP]

ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON.   (1838 –1917).  German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin;  acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe.  Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship.  Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.

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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL – THE HORSE STUD BREEDER —  IDENTIFIES TWO OF HIS COLTS, AND OFFERS THEIR PEDIGREE

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).   Good Typed Letter Signed, “Yours affectionately, W”, on his imprinted Chartwell / Westerham / Kent stationery.  One page, quarto.  August 24, 1956.  Addressed  in Churchill’s hand to: ‘My dear Juliet”.

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EXCEPIONALLY RARE SIGNED IMAGE OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ON HORSEBACK

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).  Exceedingly-rare Promotional card-board cut-out photo-image, issued by: “The Association of Conservative Clubs, Ltd.” for the year 1950, boldly Signed by him: “Winston S. Churchill”, in ink, under his image.  

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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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