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A VERY RARE NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY JOHN ADAMS, AS PRESIDENT

JOHN ADAMS.  (1735-1826)  Second President of the United States (1797-1801), first Vice President (1789-1797), and one of the leading Founding Fathers of the United States.  Uncommon Partially-printed Document Signed, “John Adams,” as President of the United States. One full page, vellum,  oblong folio. Philadelphia, December 2, 1799.

$10,000.00
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  –   PENS A RECEIPT FOR 30 POUNDS PAYMENT, FOR ONE YEAR’S INTEREST ON A BOND

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN.  Attractive Autograph Document Signed, “B. Franklin”.  One page, oblong octavo.  [Philadelphia].  July 3, 1789. 

$24,500.00
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CHECK SIGNED BY LONGFELLOW

LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH.   (1807-82). American poet.  Partly-printed  Check  Signed, “Henry W. Longfellow”,  with internal printed Internal Revenue stamp.   7″ x 2.75″ inches, Cambridge, Massachusetts.   September 6, 1881.

$595.00
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HERMAN MELVILLE’S VERY RARE SIGNATURE

MELVILLE, HERMAN.  (1819-91).  American novelist.  His Signature, “Yours very truly / H.  Melville”, as cut from a letter.  One page narrow oblong 16mo.   Slip of paper measures 1 x 4 1/4 inches.   Small mounting strip on verso, else very fine condition.

$4950.00
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“THE PATHS OF GLORY LEAD BUT TO THE GRAVE.   —    WORDSWORTH.”

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM.  (1770-1850)  English Romantic poet.  Choice Autograph Quotation Signed, “W. Wordsworth.” One page, oblong octavo. “Rydal Mount” “Sept [em]ber 30th [18]36.”

$3000.00
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BABBAGE — THE FATHER OF THE COMPUTER  — COMPLAINS OF NOISE POLLUTION IN THE STREETS OF LONDON WHICH ROB HIM OF HIS TIME AND INTERUPT HIS WORK 

BABBAGE, CHARLES.  (1792-1871).  British mathematician and inventor of the first computer.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Babbage”.  Two full pages, octavo.  “1 Dorset Pl., Manchester Sq. W.”, March 26, 1868.

$6500.00
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RARELY SEEN LETTER FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT —  IN HIS CAPACITY AS N.Y.C POLICE COMMISSIONER

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919).  Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9).   Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on crested and imprinted Police Department, City of New York, President’s Office letterhead.  One page, quarto.  New York, June 28, 1895. 

$2250.00
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