GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS ~ THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL
GOETHALS, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1858-1928) U.S. Army officer and Civil Engineer; best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “G. W. Goethals,” on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. One page, quarto. Culebra. December 4, 1913. Fine condition.
FREUD ~~ IN ENGLISH — WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICAL CONTENT — “BUT I CANNOT TAKE HIM MYSELF. I HAVE GIVEN UP TREATING PATIENTS AND DEVOTE MY TIME TO THE INSTRUCTION OF PHYSICIANS. IF MR. K. COMES HE WILL BE TREATED BY ONE OF MY EXPERIENCED PUPILS. I WILL PICK OUT ONE WHO TALKS ENGLISH.”
FREUD, SIGMUND. (1856-1939). Austrian neurologist; founder of psychoanalysis. Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed, “Prof. Freud”, on his name-imprinted stationery, in English. 1 ½ pages, octavo. “Wien, IX., Berggasse 19”, May 12th 1922. Very fine condition.
MARGARET FULLER ~~ THE MOST IMPORTANT WOMAN OF THE TRANSCENDENTIALIST MOVEMENT AND AUTHOR OF THE FIRST FEMINIST BOOK IN THE UNITED STATES — SENDS A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist, considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; she was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism; her book: Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. Exceedingly-rare and highly desirable Autograph Letter Signed “S. M. Fuller”, on fine tissue stationery, 1 1/3 pages, octavo.
EXTREMELY-RARE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SWEARING FIDELITY TO KING GEORGE II ~~ SIGNED BY 14 COLONIAL JURISTS & STATESMEN
MANY OF WHOM WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEIGE OF LOUISBOURG, THE PIVOTAL OPERATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN 1758, THAT ENDED THE FRENCH COLONIAL ERA IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND LED TO THE SUBSEQUENT BRITISH CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1759
AN EXTREMELY RARE PRINTED SIGNED OATH PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE II — bearing fourteen signatures of major Colonial Jurists and political figures. One page, tall folio. No place, [Massachusetts Bay Colony], Undated, but most likely accomplished between 1727 and 1731.
KING KAMEHAMEHA IV ~~ HIS AUTOGRAPH TRANSLATION OF THE “PRAYER FOR ALL ESTATES OF MEN,” LIKELY A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS 1862 SELF-TRANSLATED BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, THE FIRST IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE!
KAMEHAMEHA IV. (1834-1863) Fourth king of the united Kingdom of Hawaii (1855-1863). Exceedingly-rare Autograph Manuscript, in pencil, Unsigned. One page, full legal folio. [Approximately 8 ½ x 12 inches] No place [Hawaii] No date [circa 1862].
CAILLBOTTE TO MONET ~~ ADVISING HIS FRIEND WHERE TO OBTAIN NEW FLOWERS AND SEEDS FOR CULTIVATION AT HIS FAMOUS GARDEN AT GIVERNY!
CAILLEBOTTE, GUSTAVE. (1848 –1894) French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group; known for his early interest in photography as an art form. Exceedingly-rare, and a choice association Autograph Letter Signed, “G. Caillobotte”, on his imprinted Petit Gennevilliers (Seine) stationery. 1 1/3 separate pages, [written on the 1st and 3rd pages, so when open displays wonderfully]. Paris, November 7, 1891.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ~~ ACTING IN HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL, ARRANGES FUNDING FOR DESTITUTE AMERICAN SEAMEN
HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; wrote: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837). Rare Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nathl. Hawthorne”, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool. One page, large oblong octavo. Liverpool, June 20, 1855.