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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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FRANCIS E. SPINNER, TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FIRST ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY WOMEN FOR CLERICAL JOBS

SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-1890).  Treasurer of the United States (1861-1875); Congressman; Banker; and Politician.  Surprisingly scarce, Good Autograph Letter Signed “F. E. Spinner” as Treasurer, on Treasury of the United States  letterhead. Four full pages, quarto. Washington, August 4, 1866.

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SIR HENRY ROWLEY BISHOP PENS THE MUSIC TO ACCOMPANY THE SCOTTISH POET, JOANNA BAILLIE’S: ‘THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE’

BISHOP, SIR HENRY ROWLEY.  (1786-1855).  English conductor and composer.  Rarely seen, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, “Henry R. Bishop: Knt. Prof. Mus. Lon”.  One page, octavo.  London, March 21, 1854.  Bishop has penned 5 bars of music plus the lyrics from Scottish poet Joanna Baillie’s :  THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S BOOK:   NOTES ON NURSINGWHAT IT IS, AND WHAT IT IS NOT   —  WITH TIPPED IN PRESENTATION FROM HER, ON THE TITLE PAGE!

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE.  (1820-1910).  British nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian.  Her book:  Notes on Nursing, what it is and what it is not.  Harrison, London, [1860].  First edition, very early, true first state, with the notice: “[The right of translation is reserved]” at the base of the title page and with illustrated, light-yellow end-papers bearing advertisements for Burkes’ Peerage, The Foreign Office List for 1860 [with the 8 in 1860 in slightly larger type] and Anthems for Parish Choirs listed.  Original dark brown/black pebbled cloth, with front cover lettered in gilt, blind-stamped ruling to covers, and spine.

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CLARA BARTON —  FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, PENS AN ODDLY ETHEREAL AND REFLECTIVE LETTER,  IN THE YEAR OF HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY

BARTON, CLARA.  (1821-1912).  American humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross; Her book: the Story of My Childhood was publishe din1907.   Interesting series of two letters written on the same piece of paper.  One: Autograph Letter Signed, “Clara Barton” and the other: “C.B.”  Four very full pages, octavo.  (each letter is 2 pages in length).  Meriden, Connecticut, June 3, 1907. Very fine condition. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.”  

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