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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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“THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT… HAS BEEN MADE SUBJECT OF SO MUCH EXCITEMENT SO AS TO SHUT OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW ALL OTHER QUESTIONS… AND HAS CONTRIVED TO TINGE ALL LEGISLATION WITH THE BLACK DEFILEMENT….”

MORSE, SAMUEL F.B.  (1791-1872).  American artist and inventor of the electric telegraph and Morse code.  Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Samuel F.B. Morse”.  Two full pages, quarto.  Poughkeepsie, New York, November 1, 1854. 

$18,500.00
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LANGSTON HUGHES INSCRIBES HIS: SIMPLE STAKES A CLAIM FOR DANISH PRIME MINISTER JENS OTTO KRAG

HUGHES, LANGSTON (1902-1967) American poet, novelist, playwright, and columnist. His book: Simple Stakes a Claim.  Boldly Inscribed and Signed on front free-endpaper.

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JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT WRITES TO HIS SECRETARY OF WAR,  HENRY DEARBORN  ~~  SAYING THE MADISON’S HAVE DEPARTED TO PHILADELPHIA, BUT HE HOPES THAT THE DEARBORNS WILL VISIT HIM AT MONTICELLO

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; and influential Founding Father of the United States.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Th. Jefferson”, as President.  One full page, quarto.  “Monticello”, August 3, 1805.

$26,500.00
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“ONE PENNY” DREADFUL OF DICKENS’  OLIVER TWIST  —  WITH A DEROGATORY BLACK ‘CHARACTER’ ADVERT FOR A HUMOR BOOK ENTITLED: “MATRIMONIAL THERMOMETER’ AND ‘AFRICAN MIDGET’ OFFERED WITHIN

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist.  “The Story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens”, being ‘The Penny Library of Popular Authors, Edited by Charles H. Ross, and published by Henry Vickers, 317 Strand [London].’  No date, but circa 1881.  Large folio, approximately 9 ½ x 11 inches.  20 pages total. 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT  ~~  TO HIS SECRETARY OF WAR,  REQUESTING THAT THIS FORMER CONFEDERATE SOLDIER, NOW SERVING IN HIS CABINET, REFRAIN FROM PUBLIC APPEARENCES WITHOUT SPEAKING TO HIM FIRST

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). Historian, naturalist, 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). Revealing Typed Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt,” as President, on White House, Washington letterhead. Marked ‘Personal’.  One page, quarto. ‘Oyster Bay, N.Y.’, August 29, 1908.

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“I WENT TO JEFFERSON DAVIS, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMM[ISSION] AND ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD DO ME THE PERSONAL FAVOR TO REPORT THE BILL.  HE DID SO ON THE 23RD OF FEB.   ON THE 26TH AT MY REQUEST HE MARRIED IT AS AN AMENDMENT UPON THE ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL…”

WILSON, HENRY. (1812-1875). 18th Vice President of the United States. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Henry Wilson”, as Senator from Massachusetts.  Four full pages, quarto. Natick [Massachusetts].  June 3, 1869.

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“THE ELECTIONS IN THE STATES HAVE GONE AS WAS FEARED,…I AM UNABLE TO SEE THE GOOD WHICH WE USUALLY STRIVE TO FIND IN WHATEVER IS IRREVOCABLE” —  “IT IS OFTEN EASIER TO PRONOUNCE A THING WRONG IN THE BEGINNING THAN TO SHOW THAT ITS REMOVAL WOULD BE FOR THE PERMANENT GOOD.”

DAVIS, JEFFERSON.  (1808-89).  First and only president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Revealing Partial Autograph Letter Signed, “J.D.”  One full page, octavo.  No place, no date.  Fine condition. 

$1500.00
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