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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS —  THE DESIGNER OF THE US $20 GOLD PIECE

SAINT-GAUDENS,  AUGUSTUS.  (1848 – 1907). American sculptor,  designed the $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle gold piece (1905–1907) for the US Mint, considered one of the most beautiful American coins ever issued.   His scarce signature, penned on a 1 1/3 x 3 ½ [approx] slip of light green stationery. Very fine condition. 

$275.00
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R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.  (1822-1893).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881).  Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message  / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support  / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” –  Dated “April 29, 1879.  Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”.  Boldly signed in the top margin.

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AN INSCRIBED COPY OF WOODROW WILSON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK:  THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS

WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW.  (1856-1924).  Twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-21); professor and president at Princeton University. His first book: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS.  “The revised, first edition.  1898.  Boston, D.C Heath & Co, Publishers”.

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EXCESSIVELY-RARE SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER ~~ MATHEW B. BRADY

BRADY, MATHEW B.  (1822/1824 –1896)  Early adaptor and one of the most famous photographers in American history;  best known for his depiction of the events and personalities of the Civil War.  His excessively-rare, Signature “M.B. Brady”, as an endorsement, penned on the verso of a check made out to him in the amount of $18.75 from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ~~ HIS LECTURING SCHEDULE FOR 1905

WASHINGTON, BOOKER T.  (1856-1915) Black American educator.  Typed Letter Signed, “Booker T. Washington”, on his name imprinted Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute/ For the training of Colored Young Men and Women letterhead.  One full page, quarto.  Tuskegee, Alabama, March 31, 1905. 

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DARWIN LAMENTS:   “THE STATE OF MY HEALTH SELDOM ALLOWS ME TO CONVERSE WITH ANYONE…”

DARWIN, CHARLES.   (1809-82). British scientist. Manuscript Letter Signed “Ch. Darwin”, [written in the hand of his wife, Emma] on his imprinted Down Beckenham, Kent / Railway Station / Orpington S.E.R stationery with a playful drawing of a hand pointing to the address, to emphasize the correct train station for visiting Darwin’s home.  February 13, 1875. Two pages, octavo. Very fine condition.

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U.S. GRANT ~~  AS PRESIDENT  — SEEKS TO FIND A POLITICAL SUPPORTER AN APPOINTMENT IN THE COASTAL SURVEY STUDY

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States; Union General in the civil war.   Uncommon Autograph Note Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on 3 ¾  x 2 ¼  card.  January 10, 1876.

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