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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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SIMON BRADSTREET — LAST COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY

BRADSTREET, SIMON.  (1603-1697).  His very scarce Signature, “Simon Bradstreet”, as cut from a letter, on a slip of paper.  Approximately 2 ¼ x 1 inches.  Very fine condition.  

$895.00
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‘BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS’  — 

AN OUTSTANDING BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LETTER OF THE HIGHEST HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE —  “I AM SORRY LORD CHATHAM’S MOTION FOR A CESSATION OF ARMS, WAS NOT AGREED TO. EVERY THING SEEMS TO BE REJECTED BY YOUR MAD POLITICIANS THAT WOULD LEAD TO HEALING THE BREACH;  AND EVERY THING DONE THAT CAN TEND TO MAKE IT EVERLASTING”

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790). ) Founding Father of the United States, author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Highly Important Autograph Letter Signed, ”Your most obedt humble Servant, B. Franklin”. 

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LAURENCE BINYON  —  A FINE, REVEALING ARCHIVE OF 6 LETTERS   —

‘I AM ABOUT TO BRING OUT A TRANSLATION OF DANTE’S PURGATORIES IN TRIPLE RHYME; AND I WONDER IF A PAPER ON THIS AND ON THE PROBLEM OF TRANSLATING DANTE WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE? ‘

‘AS I CAN’T SELL MY OWN POEMS, I DON’T SUPPOSE ANY RECOMMENDATION OF MINE IS LIKELY TO SELL ANYBODY ELSE’S’

BINYON, LAURENCE.  (1869-1943).  British poet and art critic;   best known for his poem “For the Fallen,” written at the onset of World War I; Binyon also wrote and translated verse drama and worked as an art historian. Fine group of six Autograph Letters Signed, “Laurence Binyon”, on his imprinted Westridge Farm House, Streatley, Berks. Telephone: Goring 100 stationery.  Eight total pages, octavo.  Berkshire, England, May 27, 1938 to March 30, 1939.  Very fine condition.

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MARIE ANTOINETTE  —  QUEEN OF FRANCE, ORDERS PAYMENT OF 60 POUNDS TO ONE OF HER COURT COURRIERS

MARIE ANTOINETTE.  (1755 –1793) Queen of France; born archduchess of Austria, youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I; she became dauphine of France upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, [LouisXVI] heir apparent to the French throne (1770); during the French Revolution, she was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason and executed, by guillotine, [2 days after her husband, Louis XVI] at the Place de la Revolution. (14 October 1793).  Scarce Manuscript Document Signed, “Payez / Marie Antoinette”, as Queen.  One page, large legal folio, vellum.  Versailles, April 1, 1783. 

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EXCEEDINGLY-RARE  WORLD WAR II DATED PRESENTATION COPY OF MONTY’S: “TEN CHAPTERS 1942 TO 1945”  CONTAINING THE WAR TIME REMEMBRANCES OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’S VISITS WITH HIM

MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN.  (1887-1976).  British Soldier. Presentation copy of his “Ten Chapters 1942 to 1945”.  First Edition. Thirty-two pages, oblong 12mo. Dark navy leatherette and gilt embossed cover.  Boldly inscribed on front free endpaper.

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FLOYD BENNETT ~~ SIGNED AND DATED FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE

BENNETT, FLOYD.  (1890-1928).  American Naval aviator; along with USN Commander Richard E. Byrd, credited with making the first flight to the North Pole in May 1926; was awarded the Medal of Honor.    Surprising scarce, Autograph Sentiment Signed.

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SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE — SAMUEL ADAMS — AS GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS

ADAMS, SAMUEL. (1722-1803). American patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Partially-Printed Document Signed, ”Samuel Adams”, as Governor of Massachusetts. One page, oblong folio. Boston. September 8, 1796. Countersigned by John Avery, as secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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