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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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BERTRAND RUSSELL TO HIS TYPIST: ”…YOU WERE GOOD AT DECIPHERING BAD HANDWRITING. IT OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE ENCLOSED MANNUSCRIPT”.

RUSSELL, BERTRAND [EARL]. (1872-1970). British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, ”Bertrand Russell”, on imprinted Telegraph House stationery. One full page, octavo. ”Harting, Petersfield”, March 12, 1937.

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JOHN HANCOCK  —  A 1765 LOTTERY TICKET FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF FANEUIL HALL

ISSUED TO EDWARD PROCTOR, WHO LEAD A GROUP OF MEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE ‘BOSTON TEA PARTY’ TO DUMP INTO THE SEA THE TEA CHESTS SECURED ABOARD THE ‘DARTMOUTH’ WHILE SHE LAY MOORED AT GRIFFIN’S WARF IN BOSTON HARBOR.   BOLDLY SIGNED BY PROCTOR ON THE VERSO AND STRONGLY SIGNED BY HANCOCK ON THE RECTO —   A SIMPLY SUPERB, AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE, COMBINATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT SIGNATURES

HANCOCK, JOHN (1737-1793)   President of the Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; Governor of Massachusetts; first Signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Scarce Partly-printed “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY, No. Five” ticket, boldly signed “John Hancock”, at the lower center right.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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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”. 

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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. Two full pages, folio.  “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].

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