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MICHAEL FARADAY READS UP ON EGYPT — AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE ALS

FARADAY, MICHAEL. (1791-1867). British physicist and chemist. Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”, on blind-embossed and crested Royal Institution of Great Britain stationery. One page, octavo. London, February 4, 1859.

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MARK TWAIN WRITES TO RUDYARD KIPLING’S ATTORNEY, A.T. GURLITZ:  “AN AUTHOR IS INJURED BY THE PUBLICATION OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED EDITION OF HIS WORKS”  ~~ CLARIFYING HIS VIEWPOINTS ON COPYRIGHT LAW FOLLOWING A HIGH PROFILE CASE DURING WHICH TWAIN HIMSELF PROVIDED TESTIMONY IN DEFENSE OF AUTHORIAL RIGHTS

CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN].  (1835-1910.)  American humorist, lecturer and writer.  Autograph Letter Signed twice, “S.L. Clemens” and “S.L.C.”  Three very full, separate pages, octavo.  Ampersand, N.Y., September 14, 1901.  Very fine condition. 

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WOMAN WANTS BREAD;  NOT THE BALLOT”   ~~~  SUSAN B. ANTHONY OFFERS TO GIVE A LECTURE AND PROPOSES A SPLIT FOR THE GATE RECEIPTS

ANTHONY, SUSAN B.  (1820-1906).  American woman-suffrage advocate.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on National-American Woman Suffrage Association stationery, with the names of the various Suffrage leaders imprinted on it, along with their titles/positions.  2 1/2 full pages, large octavo.  Chicago, Illinois, March 25th, 1876.

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FORMER PRESIDENT, JAMES MONROE — CHRONICLES HIS DIFFICULT TRAVELS ABOARD A STEAMSHIP IN 1830.   A FINE ALS — WITH THE ORIGINAL FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL,  SIGNED BY MONROE,  STILL ATTACHED

MONROE, JAMES.  (1758-1831).  Fifth President of the United States.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, “James Monroe”.  Two full pages, quarto.  Washington, D.C., January 18, 1830.  Very fine condition. 

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FRANKLIN PIERCE URGES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW SHERIFF IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, STATING THAT THE PETITION SUPPORTING HIM:  “ALREADY BEARS THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE BEST DEMOCRATS IN THE COUNTY.”

PIERCE, FRANKLIN.  (1804-1869).  Fourteenth President of the United States (1853-7).  Early, scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “Fr. Pierce”.  One full page, quarto.  Francestown, New Hampshire, April 17, 1837.  Very fine condition.  To “Col. John H. Steele, Peterboro, N.H.”

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“I…KNOW A GOOD DEAL ABOUT THE NEGROES…AND MY OBSERVATION SATISFIES ME THAT, LIKE OTHER MEN, THE NEGROES ARE AS THEY ARE TREATED. … [SOUTHERN PLANTERS] ARE AMAZED AT THE POLITICAL CAPACITY AND THE MORAL GREATNESS EVINCED BY PEOPLE WHOM THEY HAVE BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO CONSIDER LESS THAN HUMAN.”

MARTINEAU, HARRIET.  (1802-1876).  English essayist, novelist, journalist, and economic and historical writer who was prominent among English intellectuals of the 19th Century; one of the first female writers to support herself by her own talent; considered the first female sociologist; observed a link between slavery and the oppression of women’s rights; considered one of the first feminists. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Martineau”.  Eight full pages, small octavo.  Ambleside, January 5, 1866. 

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SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL SENDS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS GREETINGS FOR 1927  —  AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE, BOLDLY PENNED LETTER

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).   Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Winston S. Churchill”, on blind-embossed Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W. stationery.  One page, octavo.  London, December 30, 1926. 

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