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DICKENS GIVES PERMISISON FOR THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ONE COPY EACH OF THE GERMAN EDITIONS OF HIS:  DAVID COPPERFIELD  AND  THE PICKWICK PAPERS

DICKENS, CHARLES.  (1812-1870)   English novelist of the Victoria era. Autograph Statement Signed, “Charles Dickens”, with a big bold paraph under his signature.   One page, octavo.  “Tavistock House, London, Eight April, 1857”. 

$22,500.00
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ALBERT EINSTEIN  ~~  WRITING  IN THE YEAR [1915] OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

EINSTEIN,   ALBERT (1879–1955).  Theoretical, Nobel Prize winning physicist.   Scarce, early, Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Einstein”.  Sellin, [Germany]  July 24, 1915.  To “dear Friends”. [Wander and Gertruida de Haas.  He was a Dutch physicist and mathematician.  Best know for his: Shubnikov-de Haas effect, de Haas-van Alphen effect and the Einstein-deHaas effect].    

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ELIZABETH I  ~~   GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT  —  IN 1588

ELIZABETH I.  (1533-1603).  Queen of England and Ireland;  only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin  Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs.  Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588.  Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council. 

$39,500.00
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EXTREMELY-RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY KING HENRY VII  —  CHECKING THE ACCOUNT BALANCES OF THE ROYAL TREASURY,  OVER 515 YEARS AGO

HENRY VII.  (1457-1509).  First Tudor King of England. Extremely-rare Manuscript Document Signed, as King, with his monogram ‘HR’, in Latin. Two full pages, folio.  “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].

$27,500.00
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DR. BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE.    —   A VERY RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  FROM THE PIONEER OF VACCINATION IN THE UNITED STATES    —  HE HELPED ERADICATE SMALL POX 

WATERHOUSE, BENJAMIN.  (1754-1846).  American physician;  co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School; known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which he carried out on his own family.   Very rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Benjn. Waterhouse”.  One full page, quarto.  Cambridge, January 5, 1799.  Very fine condition.

$4500.00
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A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY  ~~ THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’

SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo.

$9500.00
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ALLEN GINSBERG TO ISTVAN EORSI: ”I TAUGHT U.S. BLACK LITERATURE COURSE THIS SPRING AND LEARNED A LOT, IT CHANGED MY EYES FOR NEGROES MORE EMPATHY, THE LITERAL SHADOW OF SLAVERY’S STILL CAST IN PRESENT COUNTRY’S OSTRACISM ON THE STREET — (WORSE THAN 60’S HIPPIES!) & JOBS, THEY OFTEN INTERNALIZE IT — & US WHITE FOLKS RARELY LOOK INTO THE PIT OF THEIR GRIEF, IT’S MADE ME COME TO REALIZE THE LONG SUFFERING DECADES”.

GINSBERG, ALLEN (1926-1997) Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed ”Allen”. One full page, quarto. New York, June 18, 1989. To Hungarian writer, novelist, poet and political essayist and longtime friend of Ginsberg, ISTVAN EÖRSI (1931-2005)

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