JOHN HANCOCK AND HIS WIFE, DOROTHY, ~~ SELL 32 ACRES OF LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS — AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript Document Signed, “John Hancock”, with his wife’s signature underneath his, “Dorothy Hancock”. Two full pages, legal folio. Boston, November 29, 1790.
SUPERB LETTER FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT COMMENTING ON HENRY CABOT LODGE’S ADVICE TO HIM & HIS ROLE BEHIND THE SCENES IN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS — AS HIS OWN POLITICAL FUTURE IS IN FRONT OF HIM T.R. NOTES HE WAS CAUTIONED THAT: “I MUST NOT TAKE AN OPEN PART IN POLITICS”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) President of the United States. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Three full pages, octavo. Washington D.C. No date. [but from the handwriting and content we are assigning an approximate date of late 1891 /early 1892, while TR was serving on the US Civil Service Commission].
PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER, TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH
MAUSER, PAUL (1838-1914) German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.” Five full pages, legal folio. [8¼ x 13 inches]. Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp. January 10, 1905.
CHESTER A. ARTHUR ~~ AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED ENGRAVING OF THE WHITE HOUSE, PROBABLY SIGNED AS PRESIDENT
ARTHUR, CHESTER A. (1829-1886) 21st President of the United States. Handsome engraved vignette of the front approach to the Executive Mansion showing numerous people and carriages in the wide drive. Boldly signed, ”Chester A. Arthur,” on the wide lower margin, probably as President. Circa 1883.
DICKENS GIVES PERMISISON FOR THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ONE COPY EACH OF THE GERMAN EDITIONS OF HIS: DAVID COPPERFIELD AND THE PICKWICK PAPERS
DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870) English novelist of the Victoria era. Autograph Statement Signed, “Charles Dickens”, with a big bold paraph under his signature. One page, octavo. “Tavistock House, London, Eight April, 1857”.
EXTREMELY-RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY KING HENRY VII — CHECKING THE ACCOUNT BALANCES OF THE ROYAL TREASURY, OVER 515 YEARS AGO
HENRY VII. (1457-1509). First Tudor King of England. Extremely-rare Manuscript Document Signed, as King, with his monogram ‘HR’, in Latin. “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].
LINDBERGH RETURNS SOME AIR MAIL COVERS — THAT WERE SENT TO HIM EARLIER IN 1932, THE YEAR OF THE LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-74). American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner; the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Lindbergh”, on his imprinted Charles A. Lindbergh, 39 Broadway stationery. One page, small quarto. New York, November 18, 1932. Excellent condition.