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CHURCHILL’S SPECIALLY BOUND COPY OF ‘THE END OF THE BEGINNING’

SIGNED BY HIM — AS WAR-TIME PRIME MINSTER  —  IN 1944

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British statesman and author; served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.  His book: The End of the Beginning, ‘War Speeches by the Right Hon[orable] Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. – Compiled by Charles Eade’.  1943,  Cassell and Company Ltd., London.  First edition.  Boldly Signed on front free endpaper: “Winston S. Churchill / 1944”, as Prime Minister.

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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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LINDBERGH RETURNS SOME AIR MAIL COVERS  —  THAT WERE SENT TO HIM EARLIER IN 1932, THE YEAR OF THE LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.  (1902-74).  American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner; the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Lindbergh”, on his imprinted Charles A. Lindbergh, 39 Broadway stationery.  One page, small quarto.  New York, November 18, 1932.  Excellent condition.

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THOMAS ALVA EDISON  —  A SIMPLY SUPERB, LARGE IMPERIAL CABINET PHOTOGRAPH  —  INSCRIBED WITH A SIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION TO WILLIAM LIEB  —  THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EDISON ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY

EDISON, THOMAS A.  (1847-1931). American inventor of the phonograph and the light bulb.   Very rare, superb, imperial cabinet Photograph Signed and inscribed:  “To my friend Lieb / from Thomas A. Edison, / Orange NJ  USA Oct. 29, 1891.”  Huge 7 ¼ ‘ x 11 ¾’ inches, [image size].  Mounted to a slightly larger original photographer’s mount [7 1/2 x 12 inches].

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”YES — INTOLERANCE IS THE DEVIL.” — C.S. LEWIS

LEWIS, C.S.  [in full: CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS].  1898-1963.   Irish-born scholar, novelist, and author of about 40 books, many of them on Christian apologetics;  best known for his: The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven children’s books that have become classics of fantasy literature;  friend and associate of J.R.R. Tolkien.    Scarce, and apparently unpublished Autograph Letter Signed, “C.S. Lewis”. 

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RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL,  WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS

HERZL, THEODORE.  (1860-1904).  Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel.  Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German.  One page, quarto.  Vienna, December 30, 1900.  Very fine condition. 

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY —  “YOURS FOR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS”   —  “THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THE QUESTION OF WOMAN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT…MAY BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PROMINENT ISSUES OF THE DAY.”  —  THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE  ASSOCIATION SEEKS FUNDS TO OPEN THEIR OWN PRESS OFFICE

ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906).  American woman-suffrage advocate.  Good Typed Letter [mimeographed body text] Signed “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, as President of the Association. One full page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., December 25, 1897.

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