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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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 .