MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST, DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER ~~ A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS; HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING
CASSATT, MARY. (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery. Four very full pages, large octavo. “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.
MARIANNE MOORE TO VIVIENNE KOCH
MOORE, MARIANNE. (1887-1972). American poet. Typed Letter Signed, “Marianne”, on her imprinted 260 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn 5, New York stationery. One page, octavo. New York, April 13, 1954.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~~ PENS A WAR-DATE ENDORSEMENT IN FAVOR OF HIS FRIEND, SIMEON FRANCIS, IN WHOSE PARLOR LINCOLN ONCE COURTED HIS FUTURE WIFE – MARY TODD
ABRAHAM, LINCOLN (1809-1865) President of the United States. Choice, apparently unpublished, nine line, War-date Autograph Endorsement Signed, “A. Lincoln.” One page, quarto. No place. “July 11, 1861.”
ELIZABETH I ~~ GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT — IN 1588
ELIZABETH I. (1533-1603). Queen of England and Ireland; only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs. Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588. Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council.
A TICKET TO FLY WITH AMELIA EARHART!
EARHART, AMELIA. (1897-1937). American aviator. Her Signature, “Amelia Earhart”, penned on an orange 16mo ticket-card stock, that is imprinted: ‘BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS’ and entitling “Mrs Ralph Gilmore, …to take a flight in a B.M. tri-motored airliner. A seat has been reserved for you on flight number 8 at 11:10AM. — Amerlia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport / Augut 13, 1934.”
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY — AN EXCESSIVELY-RARE PARTLY-PRINTED CHECK SIGNED, FROM THE GREAT ENGLISH POET OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT
SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. (1792-1822). English poet of the Romantic movement. Excessively-rare Partly-Printed Check Signed, ”Percy Bysshe Shelley”. One page, oblong octavo. London, April 11, 1816.
A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY ~~ THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’
SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo.