GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANNE EVANS] — WRITES TO ALEXANDER MAIN REGARDING THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, ROMOLA, — AND HER LIFE WITH GEORGE LEWES
EVANS, MARY ANNE. (1819-1880) Writing under the pen name ‘George Eliot’; Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era; Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight; she wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “M.A. Lewes,” on The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park letterhead. January 2, 1875. Four full pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
EXCEEDINGLY–RARE SIGNED THEODORE ROOSEVELT “MINATURE” BOOK
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; assumed the Presidency on the assassination of William McKinley. Byron Andrews’ book entitled: Facts About the Candidate. [Theodore Roosevelt]. Chicago: Sam Stone, publishers. 1904. Boldly Signed on the half title page: “Theodore Roosevelt”, probably as President. A miniature illustrated campaign biography of TR, designed for the U.S. Presidential Election of 1904.
JOHN HANCOCK — A SCARCE EARLY FINANCIAL SIGHT-DRAFT — BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Autograph Endorsement Signed, “John Hancock”, on the verso of a sight-draft drawn for payment to John Hancock. One page, oblong octavo. Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 21, 1766.
LINDBERGH RETURNS SOME AIR MAIL COVERS — THAT WERE SENT TO HIM EARLIER IN 1932, THE YEAR OF THE LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-74). American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner; the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Lindbergh”, on his imprinted Charles A. Lindbergh, 39 Broadway stationery. One page, small quarto. New York, November 18, 1932. Excellent condition.
RARE HOLOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN BY AUSTRIAN COMPOSER ALBAN BERG, LESS THAN ONE MONTH BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH
BERG, ALBAN. (1885-1935). Austrian composer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Alban Berg”, on his stamped “Alban Berg, Wien XIII/I Trauttmansdorffgasse 27” stationery. Vienna, February 17, 1935. Two pages, large octavo. Very fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope addressed in his hand to Frau Hentsch.
EINSTEIN TACKLES ONE OF THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF ‘MAN’-KIND! — THE ‘EQUATION’ OF “WOMEN” ~ AS EXPLAINED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN TO HIS SON — ‘YOU SEEM TO KEEP KNOCKING ABOUT WITH THE ETERNAL-FEMININE.’ — “DON’T STICK WITH THE OLDER GIRLFRIEND… RATHER LOOK FOR A HARMLESS GIRLFRIEND, BECAUSE SHE IS MORE LIKE A FRIENDLY GAME, OTHERWISE YOU MAY WELL GET INTO TROUBLE”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955) German physicist. Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “Papa”, in German. One full page, oblong quarto. No place, no date. Very fine condition. To his son, Tetel.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON — A SIMPLY SUPERB, LARGE IMPERIAL CABINET PHOTOGRAPH — INSCRIBED WITH A SIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION TO WILLIAM LIEB — THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EDISON ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY
EDISON, THOMAS A. (1847-1931). American inventor of the phonograph and the light bulb. Very rare, superb, imperial cabinet Photograph Signed and inscribed: “To my friend Lieb / from Thomas A. Edison, / Orange NJ USA Oct. 29, 1891.” Huge 7 ¼ ‘ x 11 ¾’ inches, [image size]. Mounted to a slightly larger original photographer’s mount [7 1/2 x 12 inches].