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SIR ISAAC NEWTON –  HIS BOLD SIGNATURE, “NEWTON”  —  CIRCA 1707

NEWTON, SIR ISAAC. (1642 – 1727) English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time.   His bold signature “Newton” as clipped from a larger document. 

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON WRITES TO CLEAR UP SOME ISSUES CONCERNING THE IMPLICATION OF RULES SURROUNDING THE TONNAGE ACT,  AND ITS PROVISIONS

HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. (1755-1804). First Secretary of the U.S. Treasury;  political philosopher and economist; author of ‘The Federalist Papers’; Aide to George Washington in Revolutionary War.   Good Manuscript Letter Signed, “Alexander Hamilton.” 1 ½ pages, quarto. “Treasury Department” [New York City], June 10, 1791.

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JOHN HANCOCK  —  A SCARCE EARLY FINANCIAL SIGHT-DRAFT —  BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM

HANCOCK, JOHN.  (1737-1793).  American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.  Autograph Endorsement Signed, “John Hancock”, on the verso of a sight-draft drawn for payment to John Hancock.  One page, oblong octavo.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 21, 1766. 

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OUTSTANDING HENRY CLAY AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT STATING HIS POSITION IN THE POLITICAL SCANDAL THAT HAD HIM DENYING CHARGES THAT HE MADE A DEAL WITH JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO MAKE HIM SECRETARY OF STATE, IF HE BACKED ADAMS, FOR PRESIDENT IN THE 1824 ELECTION

CLAY, HENRY.  (1777-1852).  American statesman; represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives;  Speaker of the House;  Secretary of State, in John Quincy Adams administration;  received electoral votes for President in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections; helped establish the National Republican Party and the Whig Party;  for his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the nickname: “the Great Compromiser”.   Superb, and Important Autograph Notes Signed: “Mr. Clay” in the body of the document.   1 ½ closely written pages, quarto.   No place, no date.  [Washington, D.C.  —  also docketed ‘February 4, 1824’ on verso]. 

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HOUDINI SIGNS A SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS MEMBERSHIP CARD IN 1923

HOUDINI, HARRY.  (1874-1926)   Legendary Hungarian-American magician, escapologist, showman, film producer and actor.  Partly-printed multi-color ‘’The Society of American Magicians’’ membership card Signed: “Harry Houdini,” as president of the society.  Membership card is for Earl DeForrest, member #989.

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RARE AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED OF  JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.  (1785-1851).  American Ornithologist.  Rare Autograph Note Signed, “John J. Audubon”.  One page, oblong, octavo.  No place [London],  June 1835. 

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE — AS COMMANDER GENERAL OF THE ARMY OF THE INTERIOR, APPOINTS A LIEUTENANT IN THE LEGION OF POLICE

BONAPARTE, NAPOLEON (1769-1821).   French military and political leader. A choice and very displayable Partially-printed Document Signed, “Bonaparte,” on Republic Francais  letterhead.  One full page, quarto.   Paris, 4th year of the Republic [1795].

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