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CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON  — AN ATTRACTIVE LETTER OF THE LONGEST LIVED SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,   —  VOICING HIS CONCERNS ABOUT GETTING HIS TOBACCO CROP TO MARKET

CARROLL, CHARLES [OF CARROLLTON].  (1737-1832).  American patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Ch. Carroll of Carrollton”.  Two full pages, small quarto.  Baltimore, May 2-3, 1823. 

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“AS COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION,  IT WAS MY DUTY TO BRING FORWARD THE WORK OF THE OFFICERS COMPOSING THE EXPEDITION, NOT AS WORKS OF ART SUCH AS YOURS, BUT AS BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COUNTRY…”

CHESNEY, FRANCIS RAWDON .  (1789-1872).  British General, soldier and explorer of the Euphrates River whose expedition proved the practicability of the Euphrates route to India.  Two, relatively rare, Autograph Letters Signed, “F.R. Chesney”.  Four full pages total, quarto.

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RAYMOND CHANDLER DISCUSSES CHANGING PUBLISHERS  —  “MYSTERY WRITES OF AMERICA… IS FUSSING ABOUT STORIES AGAIN”… “I DON’T LIKE THE CURTIS BROWN ORGANIZATION VERY WELL…NO ONE IN IT KNOWS ABOUT BOOKS OR WRITING, SO I AM THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE”

CHANDLER, RAYMOND. (1888-1959). Writer of crime fiction, and creator of the hardboiled detective Phillip Marlowe; best known for his: The Big Sleep (1939), The High Window (1942), and The Lady in The Lake (1943).  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “Ray,” On his name imprinted 49 Carlton Hill, London, N.W. 8, Mai 4407 letterhead. One full page, quarto. February 21, 1956.

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ORIGINAL DRAWING OF G.K.  CHESTERTON,  BY LONDON CARICATURIST, L.J. BINNS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY THEM BOTH

CHESTERTON, G.[ilbert] K.[ieth] (1874-1936). English writer and author; one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early 20th century. Original octavo caricature of Chesterton, drawn on heavy artists board, and boldly Signed, “G.K. Chesterton” under his image. 

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“STRIKE BUT HEAR”  —  A SCARCE LETTER FROM THE PEN OF THE AMERCIAN EDUCATIONAL REFORMER, HORACE MANN, ABOUT AN ARTICLE SUBMITTED TO HIS JOURNAL

MANN, HORACE.  (1796-1859).  American educational reformer; slavery abolitionist;  Whig politician elected to the United States House of Representatives (1848–1853);  President of Antioch College. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Horace Mann”.  1 ¼ pages, quarto.  West Newton, Massachusetts.  November 24, 1846.

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AN ATTRACTIVE ALS OF CALVIN COOLIDGE  ~~  WRITTEN IN HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL YEARS, ON HIS OWN NAME-IMPRINTED STATIONERY FROM HIS COUNTRY ESTATE IN NORTHAMPTON

COOLIDGE, CALVIN. (1872-1933). Thirtieth President of the United States (1923-9).  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Calvin Coolidge,” on his name-imprinted stationery. One page, quarto. Northampton, Massachusetts,  June 25, 1931. Very fine condition.  

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JOHN DALTON TO HIS FORMER SCHOOL MASTER,  JOHN FLETCHER, THE PERSON WHOM ENCOURAGED DALTON’S EARLIEST INVESTIGATIONS AND HIS STUDY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

DALTON, JOHN.  (1766-1844).  British chemist, physicist, and pioneer meteorologist; best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into color blindness, sometimes referred to as Daltonism;   published “On the Absorption of Gases by Water and other Liquids” (first read as a lecture on 21 October 1803, first published in 1805) — which contained his law of partial pressures now known as Dalton’s law.   Exceedingly Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John Dalton”.  Two full pages, quarto.  Manchester, February 9, 1822.  Fine condition.  

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