ORNATE CHECK SIGNED BY PETER PAN CREATOR, J.M. BARRIE — MADE PAYABLE TO HIS DOCTOR
BARRIE, SIR J[AMES] M[ATTHEW]. (1860-1937). Scottish dramatist and novelist[ Creator of Peter Pan. Partly-Printed Check Signed, “J.M. Barrie”, drawn on Barclay & Company Limited Bank. London, July 11, 1908.
P.G. WODEHOUSE EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT AT HAVING HIS SHORT-STORY “THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS” PUBLISHED IN BRAILLE BY THE AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLIND
WODEHOUSE, P[ELHAM] G[RENVILLE] (1881-1975) English writer of novels, short stories, and musical theater. Scarce, pre-war, Typed Letter Signed, “P.G. Wodehouse,” on 14 Eresby House, Rutland Gates letterhead. One full page, quarto. Low Wood, Le Touquet, France. March 27, 1938.
GENERAL CHENNAULT, OF “FLYING TIGERS’ FAME, WRITING FROM TAIWAN, RECALLS HIS PREDICTIONS ABOUT RED CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN THE KOREAN WAR
CHENNAULT, CLAIRE LEE. (1890-1958). American Army officer; best known for his leadership of the “Flying Tigers” and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II. Typed Letter Signed, “C.L. Chennault”, on his name-imprinted “The Orient’s Own” CAT Civil Air Transport letterhead. One page, quarto. Taipei, Taiwan, February 24, 1953.
ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS ~~ AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES
WATT, JAMES. (1736-1819). Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor. Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”. One full page, quarto. Heathfield, February 19, 1818. Very fine condition. To F. L. Chantrey, Esq.
JOHN STEINBECK ~~ INSCRIBED ADVANCED PROOF COPY OF: THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV
STEINBECK, JOHN. (1902-1968). American writer and Nobel laureate, who described in his work the struggle of people who depend on the land for their livelihood; his most powerful novels, include: Of Mice and Men (1937); The Grapes of Wrath (1939); and Cannery Row (1945). Unrevised proofs for Steinbeck’s The Short Reign of Pippin IV. n.p. (NY), n.p. (Viking Press), n.d. (before March of 1957), first edition thus, spiral-bound blue paper wrappers.
PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND’S SUMMER WHITE HOUSE ~~ THE LAND DEED AND PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR: ”GRAY GABLES”
CLEVELAND, GROVER. (1837-1908). Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-9, 1893-7). Manuscript Document Signed, “Grover Cleveland.” 4 full pages. Legal folio. August 1, 1890. The purchase contract for his summer White House on Cape Cod.