BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ~~ HIS LECTURING SCHEDULE FOR 1905
WASHINGTON, BOOKER T. (1856-1915) Black American educator. Typed Letter Signed, “Booker T. Washington”, on his name imprinted Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute/ For the training of Colored Young Men and Women letterhead. One full page, quarto. Tuskegee, Alabama, March 31, 1905.
MOURNING CARD ISSUED ON THE DEATH OF CHARLES DICKENS ~ 1870
DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). Beloved English novelist. A wonderful black bordered mourning keepsake issued on the death of Dickens in 1870.
BAYARD TALYOR ~ WRITING TO THE AUTHOR OF: TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, RICHARD HENRY DANA ~ OF HIS EXTENSIVE TRAVELS IN INDIA IN 1853
TAYLOR, BAYARD. (1825-78). American author; the first great American travel writer. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Bayard Taylor”. Two very full pages, large octavo. “Capital of the Great Mogul (Delhi)”, January 26, 1853.
SIR JOHN MARTIN-HARVEY DEPICTED IN HIS MOST FAMOUS ROLE
MARTIN-HARVEY, SIR JOHN. (1863-1944). English stage actor and manager; his most famous play, and role, was first produced at the Lyceum on 16 February 1899 — The Only Way, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in which Martin-Harvey played the lead role of ‘Sydney Carton’. We offer a superb, Signed Cabinet Photograph depicting him in character as ‘Sydney Carton’, circa 1902. Boldly signed, above his image, on the photographic surface “J Martin Harvey”.
SILK BADGE FROM GENERAL LAFAYETTE’S TRIUMPHANT VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1824
LAFAYETTE, MARIE DU MOTIER [MARQUIS] (1757-1834) French military leader and statesman who fought for the colonists during the American Revolution. Commemorative cream colored silk badge bearing a black image of Lafayette, mounted to a piece of hard board. 1824.
LENGTHY MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE LETTER IN ENGLISH ~~ TO JOHN NEAL, THE AMERICAN WRITER WHO ADVOCATED FOR WOMAN’S RIGHTS, ADVOCATED THE END OF SLAVERY AND RACIAL PREJUDICE — WHO WAS STAYING AT ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, JURIST, AND SOCIAL REFORMER JEREMY BENTHAM’S HOME, WHOM IS REGARDED AS THE FOUNDER OF MODERN UTILITARIANISM.
LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER [MARQUIS DE]. (1757-1834). French military leader and statesman, who fought on the side of the colonists during the American Revolution and later took a prominent part in the French Revolution. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Lafayette”, in English. Two pages, quarto. “La Grange” [his home], June 6, 1826. Fine condition. Addressed on integral address leaf to “John Neal, Esq. at Jeremy Bentham’s, Esq., Queen Square Place, Westminster, London”.
10 DAYS AFTER THE NAZI ANSCHLUSS OF AUSTRIA, AND 3 DAYS BEFORE DICTATOR FRANCISCO FRANCO CAPTURES MADRID (THUS ENDING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR), AND 5 MONTHS BEFORE GERMANY WAS TO INVADE POLAND THEREBY STARTING WWII, ROOSEVELT WRITES CANDIDLY OF HIS OBSERVATIONS AND THE PERPLEXITY OF THE WORLD SITUATION THAT WAS LAID BEFORE HIM.
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. (1882 – 1945). Thirty-second President of the United States (1933-45). Simply stunning, and highly revealing, Typed Letter Signed, “Franklin D. Roosevelt”, as President, on imprinted The White House stationery. One full page, quarto. Washington, D.C., March 25, 1939.