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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY  —  “HOLY ORDERS IS NO INSURANCE THAT A MAN WON’T ACT LIKE A DAMN FOOL”

KENNEDY, JOHN F. (1917-1963). Thirty-fifth president of the United States. Superb, and uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jack”, on his imprinted United States Senate stationery. Four full pages, small quarto.  Washington, D.C., no date.   To an intimate and unidentified woman whom he addresses as “Dear Mary”. 

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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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DICKENS GIVES PERMISISON FOR THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ONE COPY EACH OF THE GERMAN EDITIONS OF HIS:  DAVID COPPERFIELD  AND  THE PICKWICK PAPERS

DICKENS, CHARLES.  (1812-1870)   English novelist of the Victoria era. Autograph Statement Signed, “Charles Dickens”, with a big bold paraph under his signature.   One page, octavo.  “Tavistock House, London, Eight April, 1857”. 

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WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…  “THE MORE THE MERRIER”  “CERTAINLY APPLIES TO A BUNCH OF LIVE, CARE-FREE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS.  THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO GO,  SO MANY NEW THINGS TO SEE, AND SO MUCH SPORT AND FUN TO ENJOY WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…”

DAVIDSON, ARTHUR. (1881–1950). One of the Original Founders of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed “Arthur Davidson”, on Harley-Davidson letterhead. One page, quarto. “Milwaukee, February 20, 1936, to Mr. Marcus Hilden, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

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A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY  ~~ THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’

SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo.

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EXCEEDINGLY–RARE SIGNED THEODORE ROOSEVELT “MINATURE” BOOK

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; assumed the Presidency on the assassination of William McKinley.  Byron Andrews’ book entitled: Facts About the Candidate. [Theodore Roosevelt].  Chicago: Sam Stone, publishers. 1904.  Boldly Signed on the half title page: “Theodore Roosevelt”, probably as President.  A miniature illustrated campaign biography of TR, designed for the U.S. Presidential Election of 1904.  

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HENRY JAMES  — TO THE WIFE OF ARTIST SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA

JAMES, HENRY.  (1843-1882).  American writer; born in New York City, he resided in London from 1876 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1915;  author of The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Tragic Muse (1890).    Autograph Note Signed, “Henry James”, on a 16mo. card.  “3 Bolton Court”, London,  February 12, no year.

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