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LA VIDA SECRETA DE SALVADOR DALI  —  [THE SECRET LIFE OF SALVADOR DALÍ] – BOLDY INSCRIBED

DALI, SALVADOR. (1904-1989). Spanish Catalan surrealist painter famous for the striking and bizarre images in his work. The book:  La Vida Secreta de Salvador Dali  —  [The secret life of Salvador Dalí].  Cream cloth covers with red imprinted spine and cover art.  Poseidon, Buenos Aires, 1944.  547 pages, in Spanish. Large octavo. First edition thus.   Boldly Inscribed on the front endpaper by Dali.

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SUPERB IMAGE OF THE STONE SUPREME COURT SIGNED BY ALL 9 MEMBERS ~ CIRCA 1942

STONE, HARLAN FISKE.  (1872-1946) American jurist who served as the 12th Chief Justice of the United States.  An outstanding ‘Harris and Ewing’ large silver-toned quarto photograph depicting the entire “Stone Court” signed by each member under his image, housed in simple back wood frame.  [Washington, D.C. ~ circa 1942].  HARLAN STONE, OWEN ROBERTS, HUGO BLACK, STANLEY F. REED, FELIX FRANKFURTER, WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, FRANK MURPHY, JAMES F. BYRNES, AND ROBERT H. JACKSON.

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RUTHERFORD B. HAYES OFFERS ADVICE AND COUNSEL AS A YOUNG ATTORNEY IN HIS HOMETOWN OF LOWER SANDUSKY, OHIO

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.  (1822-1893).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881).  Exceptionally early Autograph Letter Signed twice; “R.B. Hayes” and “R.B.H.”  Two pages, quarto.  Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 25, 1847.  Very fine condition.  To A. Beatty Esq.  Hayes writes:

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JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT WRITES TO HIS SECRETARY OF WAR,  HENRY DEARBORN  ~~  SAYING THE MADISON’S HAVE DEPARTED TO PHILADELPHIA, BUT HE HOPES THAT THE DEARBORNS WILL VISIT HIM AT MONTICELLO

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; and influential Founding Father of the United States.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Th. Jefferson”, as President.  One full page, quarto.  “Monticello”, August 3, 1805.

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FIRST EDITION PLAY SCRIPT FOR CHARLES DICKENS:  NICHOLAS NICKLEBY —  IN A FRENCH PERFORMANCE

[DICKENS, CHARLES.]  (1812-1870). English novelist.   Prosper DINAUX and Gustave LEMOINE, DRAMATISTS, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, OU LES MENDIANS DE LONDRES.  Drame en Cinq Actes et Six Tableaux. Paris: La France Dramatique au Dix-neuvieme Siecle, 1842.  Series edited by C. Tresse.  Large octavo, original printed yellow wrappers.  First Edition.

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HUDSON MAXIM:  “A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD IS TEETERING ON THE RIM AND VERGE OF … HELL.”

MAXIM, HUDSON (1853-1927) U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a range of explosives, including a high power smokeless gunpowder. The book: Capitalism vs. Bolshevism by George L. Walker Inscribed on front free endpaper: “To my friend Dr. W.R. Whitney with great regards and all best wishes for Christmas 1919 – a moment when the world is teetering on the rim and verge of … hell…”

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE —  AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL WRITES A FAMILY MEMBER THAT HE WILL AID IN PROMOTING LIEUTENANT MAURY’S NEW BOOK PIONEERING OCEANOGRAPHY STUDY

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; authored: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837); Scarce and desirable Autograph Letter Signed, “Nath. Hawthorne”, while serving as US Consul.  Nearly two full separate pages, quarto.   U. S. Consulate, Liverpool, June 8th, 1855.  To George Manning.

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