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VERY RARE ZACHARY TAYLOR MILITARY AUTOGRAPH ORDER — SIGNED WHILE OCCUPING MEXICAN TERRITORY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR IN 1846 

TAYLOR, ZACHARY.  (1784-1850).  Twelfth President of the United States (1849-50).  Autograph Note Signed, “Z. Taylor, Genl., U.S.A Comdg.”  One page, oblong octavo.  “Matamoros, Mexico”, July 27, 1846.

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LINCOLN SIGNED DOCUMENT AS PRESIDENT   —   A WARRANT TO “AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO A PARDON”

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865)  16th President of the United States.  Partially-printed Document Boldly Signed, “Abraham Lincoln”, as President.  One page, quarto. Washington, January 13, 1863.  The document reads:  “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the Pardon of Henry Buschrae, dated this day, and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant. Abraham Lincoln.”

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WILHELM RONTGEN  —  THE FUTURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PHYSICIST ANNOUNCES THE PHYSICS COURSES FOR HIS FIRST EVER TEACHING POSITION!

RÖNTGEN, WILHELM CONRAD VON. (1845-1923). German Nobel Prize winning physicist; discovered X-rays. Rare Autograph Manuscript Statement Signed, “Dr. W. Röntgen,” in German. One page, black ink on laid paper. Oblong octavo, Strasbourg [France], October 1874.  

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“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’   —  ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’  — 

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer.  Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London]  October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick

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JOHANNES BRAHMS ASKS TO  “HAVE ABOUT SIX COPIES MADE OF OPUS NO. 42”

BRAHMS, JOHANNES.  (1833-1897).  German composer.  Fine Autograph Letter Signed, “J.B.”, in German.  Four full pages, large octavo.  Ischl,  August 6, 1894.  Very fine condition.  To an unnamed correspondent.  

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A DOCUMENT FROM LINCOLN’S DAYS ON THE ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT, ONCE OWNED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865).  Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865).  Autograph Document Signed, “Lincoln & Herndon p.q.”  One full page, folio. 

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN REPORTS: “I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE LIBRETTO…”

SULLIVAN, ARTHUR (1842-1900) English composer best know for his work with librettist W.S. Gilbert. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan,” on 1 Queen’s Mansions, Victoria Street S.W. stationery.  One page, octavo. London. October 14, 1894.  Sullivan writes to:  V. Langammer, Esq:

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