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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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EXTREMELY-RARE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SWEARING FIDELITY TO KING GEORGE II  ~~  SIGNED BY 14 COLONIAL JURISTS & STATESMEN

MANY OF WHOM WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEIGE OF LOUISBOURG, THE PIVOTAL OPERATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN 1758, THAT ENDED THE FRENCH COLONIAL ERA IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND LED TO THE SUBSEQUENT BRITISH CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1759

AN EXTREMELY RARE PRINTED SIGNED OATH PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE II  —  bearing fourteen signatures of major Colonial Jurists and political figures.  One page, tall folio.  No place, [Massachusetts Bay Colony], Undated, but most likely accomplished between 1727 and 1731.

$13,500.00
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KING KAMEHAMEHA IV  ~~  HIS AUTOGRAPH TRANSLATION OF THE “PRAYER FOR ALL ESTATES OF MEN,” LIKELY A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS 1862 SELF-TRANSLATED BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, THE FIRST IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE!

KAMEHAMEHA IV.  (1834-1863) Fourth king of the united Kingdom of Hawaii (1855-1863). Exceedingly-rare Autograph Manuscript, in pencil, Unsigned. One page, full legal folio. [Approximately 8 ½ x 12 inches] No place [Hawaii] No date [circa 1862].

$16,500.00
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CAILLBOTTE TO MONET  ~~  ADVISING HIS FRIEND WHERE TO OBTAIN NEW FLOWERS AND SEEDS FOR CULTIVATION AT HIS FAMOUS GARDEN AT GIVERNY!

CAILLEBOTTE,  GUSTAVE.  (1848 –1894) French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group;  known for his early interest in photography as an art form.  Exceedingly-rare, and a choice association Autograph Letter Signed, “G. Caillobotte”, on his imprinted Petit Gennevilliers (Seine) stationery.  1 1/3 separate pages, [written on the 1st and 3rd pages, so when open displays wonderfully].  Paris, November 7, 1891.

$4500.00
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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE  ~~  ACTING IN HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL, ARRANGES FUNDING FOR DESTITUTE AMERICAN SEAMEN

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL.  (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; wrote: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837).  Rare Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nathl. Hawthorne”, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool.  One page, large oblong octavo.  Liverpool, June 20, 1855.

$5000.00
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SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900  ~~  BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM, AS PRESIDENT, TO THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS POLITIAL CAREER, MARK HANNA – KNOWN AS THE ‘KINGMAKER’ OF OHIO AND NATIONAL POLITICS POST CIVIL WAR

MCKINLEY, WILLIAM (1843-1901).  25th President of the United States; assassinated in 1901. The book:  SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES OF WILLIAM McKINLEY FROM MARCH 1, 1897 TO MAY 30, 1900, boldly inscribed on the half-title page:  “for Hon[orable] M A Hanna / with sincere regards / William McKinley / July 28, 1900”, as President. 

$5000.00
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A STUNNING F.D.R. ITEM OF THE HIGHEST PHILATELIC INTEREST!

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945). Thirty-second President of the United States (1933-45). Unusual Postal Envelope signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”, as President, on the return address portion of a red, white, and blue bordered, stamped envelope.

$2750.00
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CHURCHILL WRITING AT A PIVITAL POINT IN HIS REMARKABLE LIFE’S STORY  ~  GIVING NOTICE TO SIR GEORGE ALLEN, PUBLISHER OF ‘THE PIONEER’, INDIA’S ENGLISH DAILY NEWSPAPER, —  OF HIS ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA,  TO COVER THE BOER WAR AS A NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT – SAYING:  “I WAS PACKED OFF TO S. AFRICA IN SUCH A HURRY TO CHRONICLE THIS WAR” —

NOT KNOWING THAT JUST A MEAR TWO WEEKS LATER, HE WAS TO BE CAPTURED, WHEN HIS ARMOURED TRAIN WAS AMBUSHED BY THE BOERS.  HIS SUBSEQUENT DARING ESCAPE,  MADE HEADLINES THE WORLD OVER, AND SERVED AS THE LAUCHING PAD FOR HIS REMARKABLE POLITICAL CAREER

CHURCHILL, WINSTON, S. (1874-1965). British statesman, and Prime Minister. Simply superb, and irreplaceable Autograph Letter Signed “Winston S. Churchill”,  as newspaper correspondent for the Morning Post to cover the Boer War.  Two pages, octavo on blindstamped “South Africa” stationery.  Cape Town, [South Africa].   October 30, [1899].

$38,500.00
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