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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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JOHN ADAMS  —  WRITES GENERAL BENJAMIN LINCOLN  —  SEEKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR CAPTAIN LEMUEL CLARK WHO LEAD THE FIRST MARINES STATIONED ON BOARD THE “USS CONSTITUTION”

ADAMS, JOHN.  (1735-1826).  Second President of the United States (1797-1801), Vice President under George Washington; Signer of the Declaration of Independence;  U.S. Minister to Holland, France, and England.    Autograph Letter Signed, “John Adams”.  One full page, quarto.  “Quincy”, October 25, 1802.  Fine condition.  To “General [Benjamin] Lincoln”.

$23,500.00
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RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL,  WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS

HERZL, THEODORE.  (1860-1904).  Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel.  Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German.  One page, quarto.  Vienna, December 30, 1900.  Very fine condition. 

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RENOIR AUTHENTICATES ONE OF HIS PAINTINGS

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919)    French artist and a leader in the development of the Impressionist style.  Charming black and white Photograph Signed, “Renoir,” of his painting depicting a young girl wearing a broad-brimmed hat and school girl dress, seated and reading a book. 

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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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THOREAU HAVING JUST PUBLISHED ”WALDEN”,  AGREES TO A READING ON CAPE COD —  “THAT IS AS LARGE A TASTE OF MY PRESENT SELF AS I DARE OFFER YOU ”

THOREAU, HENRY DAVID.  (1817-1862).  American transcendentalist writer.  Very rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Henry D. Thoreau”.  One page, quarto.  Concord, Massachusetts, October 4, 1854. 

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“THE BARRIER OF PANAMA IS GOING TO FALL, AS FELL THE BARRIER OF EGYPT, BECAUSE THE MOMENT HAS COME IN THE MARCH OF HUMANITY WHEN THIS OBSTACLE MAY NO LONGER REMAIN STANDING.”

LESSEPS, FERDINAND de.  (1805-1894).  French diplomat and engineer; designer of the Suez Canal.  Superb Manuscript Letter Signed, “Ferd. De Lesseps”, on imprinted Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique letterhead.  Four pages, quarto.  “46, Rue Caumartin, Paris”, November 11, 1885. 

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ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THOMAS MANN  — COME TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REFUGEES FLEEING FROM EUROPE IN 1938

“IN OUR TIME, IT BECOMES PARTICULARLY CLEAR THAT HUMANITY AND READINESS TO SERVE MEAN MORE TO SOCIETY THAN ALL WISDOM AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS.  THE POSSESSION OF POWER AS A TOOL IS LESS DECISIVE THAN THE DIRECTED IDEA IN WHICH IT IS USED.”

EINSTEIN, ALBERT.  (1879-1955) Theoretical Physicist. [and] MANN, THOMAS (1875-1955) German novelist, short story writer, and Nobel laureate.  An exceedingly-rare specially bound booklet entitled:  “g-o-i-n-g, G-O-I-N-G, GONE! Rare Book Auction”, being a listing of collectable books and autographs gathered to be sold for the cause.    Signed by each author at the conclusion of their remarks.

$22,500.00
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