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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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“I HAVE TO MORE OR LESS CUT MYSELF OFF FROM ALL CONNECTIONS OF THIS SORT UNTIL I GET MY BOOK [YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN] DONE/ WHICH IS GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS PIECE OF WORK”

WOLFE, THOMAS.  (1900-1938).  American novelist; wrote Look Homeward, Angel (1929), Of Time and the River (1935), and You Can’t Go Home Again (posthumously published, 1940).  Very Rare Typed Letter Signed, “Thomas Wolfe”.  Two separate pages, quarto.  Roanoke, Virginia, April 28, 1937.  To Mr. Palmer. 

$8200.00
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SCARCE LETTER FROM THE COMMANDER OF ‘OLD IRONSIDES’  DEFENDING HIS ACTIONS AS CAPTAIN AND RESTATING THE EVIDENCE GIVEN IN HIS COURT MARTIAL OF 1825

STEWART, CHARLES. (1778 – 1869) United States Naval officer who commanded a number of US Navy ships, including USS Constitution; saw service during the Quasi War and both Barbary Wars in the Mediterranean along North Africa and the War of 1812.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed,  “Cha. Stewart”. Four full pages, quarto. Philada[elphia], June 10th, 1829.  To Hon. Samuel D. Ingham, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington.  

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THE LIMITED EDITION OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S: THE WINNING OF THE WEST

CONTAINING A FABULOUS AND LENGTHY MANUSCRIPT PAGE, ALL IN ROOSEVELT’S HAND, ON THE ACTIONS AND CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON DURING THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE NORTHWESTERN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919).  26th President of the United States.  The Daniel Boone Edition of his: The Winning of the West.  First Edition. Set #120 of only 200 thus issued.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1900.  Four hefty volumes. Brown leather spines with gilt lettering. 

$23,500.00
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THE NOTED ASTRONOMER, HERSCHEL, REVEALS THAT: “I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF MICROSCOPES”

HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM. (1792-1871). British mathematician, astronomer, and inventor; known for his discoveries related to the moons of Saturn and Uranus and for his pioneering work in early photographic processes, including coining the word ‘photography’ itself;   President of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed “J. F. W. Herschel”. One page, octavo. No place, no date.

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D.H. LAWRENCE VENTS HIS ANGER OVER RETURNED COPIES OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

LAWRENCE, D.H.  (1885-1930).  English novelist, poet and essayist.  Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”.  Full page, quarto.  “Kesselmatte.  Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern), Switzerland”, August 4, 1928.  To Allen W. Steele, William Jackson Ltd. 

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A RARE FORM OF GOVERNMENTAL ‘PASSPORT’ ISSUED AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWI AND JUST PRIOR TO THE UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS IN EUROPE

HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964).  31st President of the United States. Partially Printed Document Signed, “Herbert Hoover”, as administrator of the United States Food Administration.  One page, large quarto. No place, but with with “American Legation, Berne, Switzerland” seal affixed at lower right.   December 26, 1918.

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QUEEN ANNE ORDERS “ONE LARGE MANTLE OF BLEW VELVET LIND WITH WHITE TAFFATA” FOR HER COUSIN, HENRY, DUKE OF KENT’S  “ORDER OF THE GARTER” ROBE

ANNE.  (1665-1714).  Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702-14); last British sovereign of the House of Stuart. Interesting Document Signed with her bold, “Anne R”, as Queen, at top center.  One full page, folio. “Court at Windsor”, October 27, 1712.

$3200.00
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