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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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QUEEN ANNE  —  ATTRACTIVE DOCUMENT SIGNED AS QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

ANNE.  (1665-1714).  Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702-14); last British sovereign of the House of Stuart.  Document Signed with her bold, “Anne R”, as Queen, at top of page.  One page, large quarto.  Windsor, England, October 8, 1711. 

$2800.00
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GALTON:   COINED THE TERM ‘EUGENICS’ AND THE PHRASE “NATURE VERSUS NUTURE” AND WAS THE FIRST TO STUDY FINGERPRINTS IN A SCIENTIFIC MANNER MAKING THEIR USE POSSIBLE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 

GALTON, FRANCIS.  (1822-1911). British scientist who pioneered eugenics and scientific meteorology; was the first to place the study of fingerprints on a scientific basis and so laid the groundwork for their use in criminal cases; Fellow Royal Society;  half-cousin of Charles Darwin.   Interesting and uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Francis Galton”, on a large octavo leaf.  “Rutland Gate S.W. [London]  December 30, 1880”.   

$1500.00
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AMERICA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRE WRITES A CHECK

ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1763–1848).    First millionaire in the United States.  Autograph Check Signed, “John Jacob Astor”.  Oblong narrow octavo.  [8” x 3” inches].    New York, December 30, 1816.

$1450.00
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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST MAKES HIS POSITION CLEAR: “I WRITE THIS SO THAT THERE MAY BE NO DOUBT AS TO WHO IS MY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE”

HEARST, WILLIAM RANDOLPH.  (1908-1993) American publisher. Autograph Letter Signed twice “W.R. Hearst” on his imprinted Cosmopolitan Productions letterhead. One page, quarto. New York City, June 1st, 1921.

$1200.00
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CHARLES DARWIN  — TO EDWARD BARTLETT  —  1871

DARWIN, CHARLES.  (1809-82).  British scientist and founder of evolutionary theory.   Manuscript Note Boldly Signed: “Ch. Darwin / Down  / Oct[ober] 17” no year, [but 1871 — from postal cancelations], penned on the verso of an imprinted UK 1/2 penny Postcard.   Addressed to: “E[dward] Bartlett, 70 Delancey Street, Regent’s Park, N.W. [London]”.  

$5250.00
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VERDI PENS A NOTE ON HIS NAME IMPRINTED CALLING CARD

VERDI, GIUSEPPE. (1813-1901)  Italian composer.  Attractive Autograph Note Signed, “G. Verdi”, in Italian, on his personal imprinted calling card.  

$1750.00
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