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CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis.  An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.

$5750.00
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS   —  POSSIBLY UNIQUE SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH  —   TAKEN BY ABOLITIONIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER  —  JOHN HURN, WHO HELPED DOUGLASS ESCAPE TO CANADA, AFTER JOHN BROWN’S ARREST AT HARPER’S FERRY

DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.  (1817-1895).  The most prominent African American abolitionist, orator, journalist and antislavery leader of the 19th century.  Superb, and unquestionably extremely-rare Signed Carte-de-visite Photograph.  Douglass is depicted in a 4/5 full face, bust pose.

$92,500.00
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LINCOLN APPOINTS: WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW — A COMMANDER IN THE NAVY — AN IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR NAVAL COMISSION

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Superb and important partly engraved Document Signed, ”Abraham Lincoln”, as President. One page, tall folio, vellum. Washington, August 5, 1861. Countersigned by GIDEON WELLS, Secretary of the Navy. President Lincoln appoints WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE RENSHAW a Commander in the United States Navy.

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HARVEY CUSHING, THE PIONEERING NEUROSURGEON, SIGNS AND INSCRIBES A COPY OF HIS: ”CONSECRATIO MEDICI AND OTHER PAPERS”

CUSHING, HARVEY (1869-1939) American neurosurgeon and pioneer of brain surgery. His book, Consecratio Medici and Other Papers. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1929. Fourth printing. Signed on front free end paper: ”With the sincere regards of Harvey Cushing.” Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering and blind embossed publisher’s device stamped at center of upper board. 276 pages, octavo.

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THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND,  TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ~~ MARCH 4, 1885, TO MARCH 4, 1889.” ~~  BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM

CLEVELAND, GROVER. (1837-1908) 22nd and 24th President of the United States; elected President of the U.S. in 1884, the first Democrat to hold that office since the Civil War.   ”THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. MARCH 4, 1885, TO MARCH 4, 1889”. Signed and Inscribed by the President on the first blank end paper to: ”Mrs. Francis P. Kinnicutt / from / Grover Cleveland / May 17, 1890.” Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition.

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ELIZABETH I  ~~   GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT  —  IN 1588

ELIZABETH I.  (1533-1603).  Queen of England and Ireland;  only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin  Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs.  Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588.  Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council. 

$36,500.00
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PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY  — AN EXCESSIVELY-RARE PARTLY-PRINTED CHECK SIGNED,  FROM THE GREAT ENGLISH POET OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT

SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. (1792-1822). English poet of the Romantic movement. Excessively-rare Partly-Printed Check Signed, ”Percy Bysshe Shelley”. One page, oblong octavo. London, April 11, 1816.

$22,500.00
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