P.G. WODEHOUSE EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT AT HAVING HIS SHORT-STORY “THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS” PUBLISHED IN BRAILLE BY THE AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLIND
WODEHOUSE, P[ELHAM] G[RENVILLE] (1881-1975) English writer of novels, short stories, and musical theater. Scarce, pre-war, Typed Letter Signed, “P.G. Wodehouse,” on 14 Eresby House, Rutland Gates letterhead. One full page, quarto. Low Wood, Le Touquet, France. March 27, 1938.
ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
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.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT ~~ HIS BOOK: THE PRESIDENCY — “ITS DUTIES, ITS POWERS, ITS OPPORTUNITIES AND ITS LIMITATIONS” BOLDLY , INSCRIBED BY HIM
TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. (1857-1930). Twenty-seventh President of the United States (1909-13) and tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1921-30); only person to have held both offices, His book: The Presidency — “Its Duties, Its Powers, Its Opportunities and Its Limitations, Three Lectures by William Howard Taft”.
A SCARCE, SIGNED COPY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ~~ AMERICA AND THE WORLD WAR PUBLISHED IN 1915, BEFORE THE UNITED STATES ENTERED THE CONFLICT OF WORLD WAR I
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; Vice President; Colonel of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. His book: America and the World War. Imprinted tan cloth covers. New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915. First edition.
JAMES MONROE WRITES A DEMAND ORDER ~~ DRAWN ON THE BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $200
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Autograph Document Signed, ”Jas Monroe”, as Secretary of State under James Madison. One page oblong narrow octavo [7 x 2½ inches] [Washington], April 18, 1814. Small missing piece at bottom border, unobtrusive cancellations to the signature, as commonly done in the time period.
CLAUDE MONET ~~ ON THE CUSP OF ACHIEVING GREAT SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST, WRITES: ~~ “NATURE IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S ONLY IN THE WORK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO FORGET ALL MY WORRIES BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO NOT BE A BEGINNER ANYMORE…”
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). Founding member, and leader in French Impressionist painting movement; the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise. A sad and somewhat melancholy, yet important, Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French. 3 full pages, large octavo. Vétheuil, December 30, 1878, To his patron and collector, Georges de BELLIO.