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JOHN STEINBECK  ~~ INSCRIBED ADVANCED PROOF COPY OF:  THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV

STEINBECK, JOHN. (1902-1968).  American writer and Nobel laureate, who described in his work the struggle of people who depend on the land for their livelihood;  his most powerful novels, include: Of Mice and Men (1937);  The Grapes of Wrath (1939); and Cannery Row (1945).   Unrevised proofs for Steinbeck’s The Short Reign of Pippin IV.  n.p. (NY), n.p. (Viking Press), n.d. (before March of 1957), first edition thus, spiral-bound blue paper wrappers.

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PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT STATES THAT: “IN VIEW OF HIS YOUTH… [AND] OTHER GOOD AND SUFFICIENT REASONS…I DO HEREBY GRANT [HIM] A FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL PARDON”

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States. Uncommon Document Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, pardoning John Connors. Countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 1 ½ pages, large folio, with integral blank and large impressed U.S. Seal of State paper seal completely intact and in superb condition affixed to the left of Grant’s bold signature.  Washington, D.C.  September 15, 1875.

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MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST,  DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER  ~~  A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS;  HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING

CASSATT, MARY.  (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery.   Four very full pages, large octavo.  “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.  

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SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY  —  “HOLY ORDERS IS NO INSURANCE THAT A MAN WON’T ACT LIKE A DAMN FOOL”

KENNEDY, JOHN F. (1917-1963). Thirty-fifth president of the United States. Superb, and uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jack”, on his imprinted United States Senate stationery. Four full pages, small quarto.  Washington, D.C., no date.   To an intimate and unidentified woman whom he addresses as “Dear Mary”. 

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT JOHN STEINBECK ARCHIVE CONCERNING HIS BOOK:  NOTHING SO MONSTROUS,  ~~  FIRST PUBLISHED AS CHAPTER SIX OF:  PASTURES FROM HEAVEN  ~~  “ I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF THE SWASTIKA… THIS TOUCHINESS IS… ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE MISTREATED… ANYWAY CHANGE IT FOR ALL I CARE.  WHAT NONSENCE.”

STEINBECK, JOHN.  (1902-1968).  American writer and Nobel laureate, who described in his work the unremitting struggle of people who depend on the soil for their livelihood. Superb, and Highly Important archive of five [5] letters [three Autograph Letters, and two Typed Letters] Signed: “John Steinbeck” and “J.S.”  Los Gatos, California, 1936.  To Frederick B. Adams Jr., regarding the publication of Steinbeck’s short story: Nothing So Monstrous

ALSO INCLUDED IS AN ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT PAGE, CONTAINING SEVERAL CORRECTIONS IN STEINBECK’S HAND, THAT IS AN EPILOGUE TO THE VIGNETTE.

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PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER,  TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER  ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH

MAUSER, PAUL   (1838-1914)   German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.”   Five full pages, legal folio.  [8¼ x 13 inches].   Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp.  January 10, 1905.

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DICKENS GIVES PERMISISON FOR THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ONE COPY EACH OF THE GERMAN EDITIONS OF HIS:  DAVID COPPERFIELD  AND  THE PICKWICK PAPERS

DICKENS, CHARLES.  (1812-1870)   English novelist of the Victoria era. Autograph Statement Signed, “Charles Dickens”, with a big bold paraph under his signature.   One page, octavo.  “Tavistock House, London, Eight April, 1857”. 

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