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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION FROM LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S POEM:   “TRANSFIGURATION”

ALCOTT, Louisa May (1832-88). American author, suffragist, reformer and selfless nurse during the Civil War.  She achieved fame with Little Women. Exceedingly scarce, Autograph Quotation Signed: “L.M. Alcott.” One page, oblong 12mo. No place, No date.

$6400.00
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS   —  POSSIBLY UNIQUE SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH  —   TAKEN BY ABOLITIONIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER  —  JOHN HURN, WHO HELPED DOUGLASS ESCAPE TO CANADA, AFTER JOHN BROWN’S ARREST AT HARPER’S FERRY

DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.  (1817-1895).  The most prominent African American abolitionist, orator, journalist and antislavery leader of the 19th century.  Superb, and unquestionably extremely-rare Signed Carte-de-visite Photograph.  Douglass is depicted in a 4/5 full face, bust pose.

$92,500.00
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FORMER PRESIDENT AND FUTURE CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT BOLDLY INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: ”OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS” , TO THE THEN SITTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:  —  EDWARD WHITE!  —  AN ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY!

His scarce book: OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS. Boldly inscribed: For my friend / Edward White / Chief Justice of / the United States / Wm. H. Taft / with affectionate regard / and great respect / New Haven [Connecticut] June 19th 1916. First edition.

$16,500.00
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DICKENS – OLIVER TWIST

WRITING ABOUT THE PUBLICATION OF OLIVER TWIST IN BENTLEY’S MISCELLANY, FROM HIS EARLY 48 DOUGHY STREET LONDON RESIDENCE, WHERE THE MANUSCRIPT WAS WRITTEN

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist.  Superb early, Autograph Letter Signed, “Charles Dickens”. One full page, quarto. ‘48 Doughty Street, London, January 19, 1838’.  To Thomas Lydely.  

$20,000.00
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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS  —  AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form.  One full page, quarto.  London, April 6, 1898.

$3950.00
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JAMES BOSWELL  ~~  AN EXCESSIVELY RARE LETTER FROM THE SCOTTISH BIOGRAPHER OF DOCTOR JOHNSON

BOSWELL, JAMES.  (1740-1795).  Scottish lawyer and biographer of Samuel Johnson.  Excessively Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “James Boswell”.  Four very full pages, small quarto.  London, March 14, 1792.  Very fine condition.  To “Andrew”, the overseer of Boswell’s estate. 

$16,500.00
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JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS  ~~  AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES

WATT, JAMES.  (1736-1819).  Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor.  Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”.  One full page, quarto.  Heathfield, February 19, 1818.  Very fine condition.  To F. L. Chantrey, Esq. 

$7300.00
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