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LINCOLN AND HIS FIRST LAW PARTNER JOHN T. STUART  —  JOINTLY ACKNOWLEDGE PAYMENT OF $50 FOR THEIR LEGAL SERVICES

ABRAHAM, LINCOLN.  (1809-1865).  President of the United States; assassinated. Exceedingly-rare and Choice [apparently unpublished], Autograph Document Signed, “A. Lincoln” in his capacity as attorney.  No place [Springfield, Illinois]], April 7, 1854. One page, oblong narrow octavo. [approx 4 x 8 inches].

$26,500.00
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PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S RECOMMENDATION

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865).  Sixteenth President of the United States.  Lengthy Autograph Message Signed, “A. Lincoln”, as President. [To Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. (Basler, vol viii, pg 76)].  Written on both sides of a card measuring approximately 2×3 1/4 inches.  [Washington], October 25, 1864.

$14,200.00
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DYLAN THOMAS   ~~  SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE OF HIS: ‘THE FOLLOWERS’, WHICH WAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM AS: ‘ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE AND OTHER STORIES’ AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1955

THOMAS, DYLAN.  (1914 – 1953).  Welsh poet and prose writer whose works include radio broadcasts of: ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ and ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’; the poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’.  Scarce Agreement Signed: “Dylan Thomas”, being his acknowledgement at the conclusion of a Typed [carbon] Letter Signed to him from the ‘American Library of World Literature, Inc.’  One very full page, New York,  August 25, 1953. [just 3 months before is death.] 

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CRYPTICALLY PHRASED,  AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY  ROBERT PEEL, WRITTEN BETWEEN HIS STINTS AS  PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITIAN

PEEL, ROBERT. (1788-1850).  British statesman and twice Prime Minister (1834-5 and 1841-46). Cryptically phrased,  Autograph Letter Signed “Robert Peel”. 1 ½ pages. octavo. Whitehall. November 20, 1840. To Lord De La Warr, [George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr], Lord Chamberlain, chief officer of the Royal Household, generally responsible for organizing all court functions.  Extremely-fine condition. 

$225.00
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THE LAST TSAR OF RUSSIA:  NICHOLAS II,  AWARDS MILITARY RANKS TO SEVERAL OFFICERS

NICHOLAS II.  (1868-1918). [NIKOLAI ALEXANDROVICH ROMANOV].  Last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule; executed by the Bolsheviks.  Scarce Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nilolai” as Tzar, in Russian/Cyrillic.  1 ¼ tall pages, folio.  “At Tsarskoe Selo / 8 October 1914”.

$1950.00
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER.  A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.

ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.  

$2800.00
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ORNATE CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE BUILDING OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT

WASHINGTON MONUMENT.  [TAYLOR, ZACHARY (1784-1850) 12th President of the United States]. An ornate, printed Washington National Monument Society certificate bearing Taylor’s printed signature “Z. Taylor”, President.  One page,  8 ½ x 10 ¼ inches.  No date, but circa 1849.

$495.00
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