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IKE TO MAMIE –  A WAR-TIME ALS

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D.  (1890-1969).  Thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953-61).  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Ike”.  Two full separate pages, quarto.  No place, July 23, no year [1945].  Very fine condition.  To “Darling” [his wife, Mamie].

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WINSTON CHUCHILL  —  SOON TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND, PENS AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE ALS, JUST 7 MONTHS AFTER ENGLAND HAD DECLARED WAR AGAINST GERMANY, THUS FULLY ENTERING INTO WWII

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).  Choice Autograph Letter Signed, “Winston S. Churchill”, on crested Admiralty, Whitehall stationery.  One full page, octavo.  London, April 1, 1940.  Very fine condition.

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON – IN THE WAR OF 1812  —  PENS AN ORDER, JUST WEEKS BEFORE HIS DEFEATING THE BRITISH AND THE KILLING OF TECUMSEH, THE NATIVE AMERICAN LEADER, AT ‘THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES’

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY.  (1773-1841).  Ninth President of the United States.  Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, Will[ia]m Henry Harrison”, at a critical period in the War of 1812, and his dealings with the Native American population in the Northwest territory.  “Headquarters, U[pper] Sandusky,  6 Aug[ust] 1813”. One page, quarto.

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EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854.  His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life.  He has penned:  “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.”

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JAMES MADISON  – AS PRESIDENT & JAMES MONORE  – AS SECRETARY OF STATE ~~ A BOLDLY SIGNED ‘1812’ LAND GRANT ~~

Partially-Printed Document Signed, “James Madison,” as President.  One page, oblong folio, vellum. Washington. January 23, 1812. Boldly countersigned by JAMES MONROE (1758-1831). Founding Father and fifth President of the United States, as Secretary of State: “Jas. Monroe.”   Large paper wafer, spread eagle Seal of State affixed at lower left. 

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HUDSON MAXIM:  “A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD IS TEETERING ON THE RIM AND VERGE OF … HELL.”

MAXIM, HUDSON (1853-1927) U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a range of explosives, including a high power smokeless gunpowder. The book: Capitalism vs. Bolshevism by George L. Walker Inscribed on front free endpaper: “To my friend Dr. W.R. Whitney with great regards and all best wishes for Christmas 1919 – a moment when the world is teetering on the rim and verge of … hell…”

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A RARE FORM OF GOVERNMENTAL ‘PASSPORT’ ISSUED AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWI AND JUST PRIOR TO THE UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS IN EUROPE

HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964).  31st President of the United States. Partially Printed Document Signed, “Herbert Hoover”, as administrator of the United States Food Administration.  One page, large quarto. No place, but with with “American Legation, Berne, Switzerland” seal affixed at lower right.   December 26, 1918.

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