A LAW BOOK FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY WITH HIS CLASSIC BOOK OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE — PURCHASED BY HIM IN 1775 FROM PEYTON RANDOLPH’S ESTATE AND ALMOST CERTAINLY REVIEWED BY HIM DURING HIS WRITING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of Sir John Davies’”Le Premier Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolves adiudges en les Cours del Roy en Ireland, DUBLIN, Printed by John Franckton Printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie. Anno.1615.” The first book on Irish case law.
CHOPIN SELLS THE COPYRIGHTS TO HIS ~~ 2nd GRANDE SONATA
AND HIS LA BERCEUSE
CHOPIN, FREDERIC. (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist, noted for his lyric compositions for piano, including 55 mazurkas, 13 polonaises, 24 preludes, 27 etudes, 19 nocturnes, 4 ballades and 4 scherzos. Remarkable and Very Rare Partly Printed Document Signed, “Frederic Chopin,” in English. One page, quarto. Paris, May 2, 1845.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON — HIS BOLD FREE-FRANKING SIGNATURE ON A TREASURY LETTER ADDRESSED TO CHARLES LEE
HAMILTON, ALEXANDER (1755-1804) U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Founding Father, political philosopher and economist. His Free-Franking Signature, “A. Hamilton,” on an integral address leaf of a Treasury Letter, addressed to “Charles Lee Esquire, Collector at Alexandria.” With straight “New York Sept 25,” and “Free” cancellations.
SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANZ LISZT
LISZT, FRANZ (1811-1886). Hungarian Romantic era composer, piano virtuoso, and teacher. An attractive carte-de-visite Photograph, depicting Liszt in a dramatic pose, standing aside a music stand and boldly Signed, “F. Liszt.”
SAMUEL ADAMS TO CITIZEN DANNERY, CONSUL OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC IN BOSTON — 1793 — SEEKING TO CLARIFY A POINT IN A TREATY
ADAMS, SAMUEL. (1722-1803). American statesman and patriot, one of the founding Father’s of the United States. Choice Manuscript Letter fragment Signed, “Saml. Adams”, as Governor of Massachusetts. One page, quarto. No place [Boston]. [November 27, 1793].
T.E. LAWRENCE GOES TO LONDON ON LEAVE — “I…SHALL BE VERY GLAD TO LIE IN BED AND FORGET LIFE FOR A SPELL”
LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD), called ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author, who mobilized the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I (1914-1918). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “T.E.S.” [for T.E. Shaw, one of his many pseudonyms]. One full page, quarto. “14 Barton St., S.W.1.”, September 17, 1929.
VOLTAIRE — IN 1774 — CERTIFYING THE OWNERSHIP OF A SURGEON’S SURGERY
VOLTAIRE — nom de plume of: FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. (1694-1778) French essayist and philosopher. Very-scarce Manuscript Note Signed, ”Voltaire.”, in French. One page, small octavo. Ferney, October 2, 1774.