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.
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.
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.
A TICKET TO FLY WITH AMELIA EARHART!
EARHART, AMELIA. (1897-1937). American aviator. Her Signature, “Amelia Earhart”, penned on an orange 16mo ticket-card stock, that is imprinted: ‘BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS’ and entitling “Mrs Ralph Gilmore, …to take a flight in a B.M. tri-motored airliner. A seat has been reserved for you on flight number 8 at 11:10AM. — Amerlia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport / Augut 13, 1934.”
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.
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.
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.