EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854. His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life. He has penned: “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.”
JEFFERSON DAVIS — IN A LETTER TO A FORMER LOVER, PENNED JUST 7 MONTHS AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO VARINA, RECALLS: “WHEN WE WERE TO EACH OTHER IN A DIFFERENT RELATION FROM THAT WHICH EXISTS NOW”
DAVIS, JEFFERSON. (1808-1889). First and only President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Jefferson Davis”. Four full pages, small quarto. Washington, D.C., September 24, 1854. Very fine condition.
AN INSCRIBED COPY OF WOODROW WILSON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS.
WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW. (1856-1924). Twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-21); professor and president at Princeton University. His first book: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS. “The revised, first edition. 1898. Boston, D.C Heath & Co, Publishers”.
OPPENHEIMER TO LILIENTHAL — HIS BOOK: THE FLYING TRAPESE: THREE CRISES FOR THE PHYSICIST – INTIMATELY INSCRIBED: “WITH AN OLD, CONSTANT AND GRATEFUL LOVE, ROBERT”.
OPPENHEIMER, ROBERT J. (1904 –1967) American theoretical physicist; director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II; credited as the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project, the research and development project that was responsible for the first nuclear weapons. His book: The Flying Trapeze: Three Crises for the Physicist. 1964, Oxford University Press, London. Red cloth covered boards. Octavo, 65 pages. Very fine condition. Inscribed on half title page: “with an old, constant and grateful love, Robert”.
EXCESSIVELY-RARE SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER ~~ MATHEW B. BRADY
BRADY, MATHEW B. (1822/1824 –1896) Early adaptor and one of the most famous photographers in American history; best known for his depiction of the events and personalities of the Civil War. His excessively-rare, Signature “M.B. Brady”, as an endorsement, penned on the verso of a check made out to him in the amount of $18.75 from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
JOHN ADAMS ~~ACCEPTS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES FROM KENTUCKY — IN THE ELECTION OF 1796, WHICH SAW HIM BECOME PRESIDENT
ADAMS, JOHN. (1735-1826). Second President of the United States; Signer of Declaration of Independence. Choice Autograph Document Signed, “John Adams”, as Vice President. One page, quarto. Philadelphia, January 4, 1797.
“WOMAN WANTS BREAD; NOT THE BALLOT” ~~~ SUSAN B. ANTHONY OFFERS TO GIVE A LECTURE AND PROPOSES A SPLIT FOR THE GATE RECEIPTS
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on National-American Woman Suffrage Association stationery, with the names of the various Suffrage leaders imprinted on it, along with their titles/positions. 2 1/2 full pages, large octavo. Chicago, Illinois, March 25th, 1876.