EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, GRAHAM GREENE LETTER ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESS OF HIS FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL: THE MAN WITHIN ~~ ACCOMPANIED BY A LONG, DETAILED AND INSIGHTFUL LETTER FROM HIS WIFE
GREENE, GRAHAM. (1904-91). British novelist; known for: The Confidential Agent (1939), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Third Man (1949), The End of the Affair (1951), Our Man in Havana (1958), amongst many others. Enlightening and early Autograph Letter Signed, “Graham Greene”, to his uncle. One full page, octavo. “8 Heathcroft, Hampstead Way, N.W.11.” [September 30, 1929].
EXCEEDINGLY RARE INSCRIBED COPY OF HENRIK IBSEN’S ‘LADY INGER OF OSTRAT’ — CHOICE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY IBSEN TO POET AUGUST FRESENIUS
IBSEN, HENRIK. (1828-1906). Norwegian playwright, director, and poet; viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater. His book: Die Herrin von Oestrot : Historisches Schauspiel in funf Aufzuugen. Unter Mitwirkung von Emma Klingenfeld veranstaltete deutsche Originalausgabe der Fru Ingerd til Oestrot. Munich. Theodor Ackermann, 1877. Small octavo. [5 ¾ x 7 inches approximately], 171 pages. Original printed blue-green wrappers, browned around the edges/margins, and showing offset from ‘sunning’. A very good copy, that is internally fine. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Ibsen to August Fresenius.
AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF 27 CLOTH INSIGNIA PATCHES FROM THE MAJOR AMERICAN ARMY GROUPS OF WORLD WAR II, WITH SIGNED TRANSMITTAL LETTERS FROM THE COMMANDING GENERALS AND OFFICERS OF THOSE GROUPS ~~ COLLECTED BY A YOUNG MAN — MANY OF WHICH WERE SENT WHILE THE WAR STILL RAGED ON IN THE PACIFIC
A most remarkable group of letters that have attached to them, the shoulder patches of the various army groups that these men lead or represented in World War II. Written by many of America’s highest ranking officers, with many of the letters dated while the war was still raging in the Pacific.
CATHERINE THE GREAT — PENS HER ACCEPTANCE OF THE SALARY TO BE PAID A CAVALRY GUARD OFFICER
CATHERINE II. [CATHERINE THE GREAT.] (1729-1797). Empress of Russia. Uncommon Manuscript Document boldly Signed, ‘Catherina’, as Empress, in Russian. 1/3 page, legal folio, on watermarked paper bearing a crown and the letters “C.R.” “The Queen’s village, February 6, 1774.”
KING GEORGE V — ACQUIESCES TO THE REGENCY ACT OF 1910
GEORGE V. (1865-1936). King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India. Remarkable, and exceptionally rare, Typed Statement Signed, “George R.I.,” as King, on black bordered mourning stationery, with the Royal Coat of Arms at top center. One page, folio. No place. [London] .
JAMES MONROE ~~ WRITES TO HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS, AS THE WAR OF 1812 APPROACHES
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President (1817-1825). Autograph Letter Signed, “Most sincerely your friend Jas. Monroe.” One very full page, quarto. Richmond, May 4, 1809.
CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON — AN ATTRACTIVE LETTER OF THE LONGEST LIVED SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, — VOICING HIS CONCERNS ABOUT GETTING HIS TOBACCO CROP TO MARKET
CARROLL, CHARLES [OF CARROLLTON]. (1737-1832). American patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Ch. Carroll of Carrollton”. Two full pages, small quarto. Baltimore, May 2-3, 1823.