THE AFRICAN EXPLORER STANLEY, LAMENTS HE IS OUT OF BOOKS FOR PRESENTATION TO GUESTS
STANLEY, HENRY M. (1841-1904). Journalist; African Explorer best known for his explorations with David Livingstone. Autograph Letter Signed “Henry M. Stanley”. Two full pages, octavo. “30 Sackville Street, London”. August 15, 1885.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE DELIGHTS IN THE ARRIVAL OF HER NEW PUPPY “MR. DARKIE”
NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian. Autograph Letter Signed, “Florence Nightingale,” on her imprinted 10, South Street, Park Lane, W. stationery. Two pages, octavo. “Lea Hurst, Cromford, Derby,” October 10, 1879. Very fine condition. To Mrs. Cropley.
MONROE AS MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY TO FRANCE
THE FRENCH ARMY “WILL BE IN HOLLAND BEFORE THIS REACHES YOU: FOR AFTER MAASTRICHT FALLS AND WHICH IT WILL SOON MOST PROBABLY DO, THERE IS NOTHING TO OPPOSE THEM.”
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. (1817-25). Scarce, insightful Autograph Letter Signed, “Jas Monroe,” as Minister Plenipotentiary to France. Two full pages, quarto. Paris, October 22, 1794.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST MAKES HIS POSITION CLEAR: “I WRITE THIS SO THAT THERE MAY BE NO DOUBT AS TO WHO IS MY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE”
HEARST, WILLIAM RANDOLPH. (1908-1993) American publisher. Autograph Letter Signed twice “W.R. Hearst” on his imprinted Cosmopolitan Productions letterhead. One page, quarto. New York City, June 1st, 1921.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL — HIS REMARKABLE ASSESSMENT OF THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPLANE:
“HOW TO PRODUCE FLYING MACHINES SO THAT ANYONE CAN FLY.”
“THE CLOSE OBSERVATION OF LITTLE THINGS IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, IN ART, IN SCIENCE, AND IN EVERY PERSUIT OF LIFE”
BELL, ALEXANDER GRAHAM (1847-1922) Scientist, inventor, and engineer who is credited with inventing the telephone. Partial Typed Letter Signed “Alexander Graham Bell.” One page, octavo. No place. No date.
“IT’S IDEAS ARE PROFOUND; IT’S STYLE IS BAD. IT IS WORTH READING FOR ITS SUBSTANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING ITS FORM.”
MANN, HORACE. (1796-1859) American educator. Autograph letter signed “Horace Mann” on illustrated Antioch College letterhead. One page, octavo. Yellow Springs, [Ohio] Oct. 3rd, 1854.
THE ARCHITECT OF CENTRAL PARK, FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD — ACKNOWLEDGES AN ASSOCIATE’S “CULTIVATION OF AN APPRECIATIVE PUBLIC OPINION IN RESPECT…. OF [THE] PUBLIC WORKS IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED.”
OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW. (1822-1903) Father of American landscape architecture; Famous for designing Central Park, Prospect Park and other significant urban parks. Very scarce Autograph Letter Signed “Frederick Law Olmsted”. 2½ pages on two separate bifolio sheets, octavo. Brookline, Mass., October 18, 1887.