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AUTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

320 lots with images

November 26, 2013

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Letter Signed,

Lot 1: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Letter Signed, "WHeath MG,"

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Description: ORDERING MEDICAL SUPPLIES (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Letter Signed, "WHeath MG," to Deputy Paymaster General Ebenezer Hancock, ordering him to pay Samuel Barrett & Co. $6,364 "to pay for Sundry Hospital Stores purchased by order of Doct. Foster." Countersigned by Seth Loring and Samuel Barrett. Written on verso of an Autograph Letter Signed by Foster to Samuel Barrett, referring the matter to Heath. 1 page, 4to, with a separated blank; separations at folds repaired with tape, mildew staining. sold as is./span Boston, 15 November 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) TRUMBULL, JONATHAN. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 2: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) TRUMBULL, JONATHAN. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Jon'th Trumbull," as Colonial Governor of Connecticut,

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Description: SIGNED IN 1776 (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) TRUMBULL, JONATHAN. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Jon'th Trumbull," as Colonial Governor of Connecticut, appointing William Cone Captain of a company of volunteers from East Hadam. Countersigned by Secretary George Myllys. 1 page, oblong 4to, with integral blank with fold at top; few scattered short separations at folds with minor loss to text, scattered faint foxing, moderate toning overall, terminal page with prior owner's ink inscription gifting document to her niece in 1914, paper seal torn. Hartford, 26 November 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, BUSHROD. Autograph Letter Signed, to his mother Hannah Washington,

Lot 3: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, BUSHROD. Autograph Letter Signed, to his mother Hannah Washington,

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Description: LETTER FROM 16-YEAR OLD NEPHEW OF FIRST PRESIDENT (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, BUSHROD. Autograph Letter Signed, to his mother Hannah Washington, denying a report that he had untoward relations with a young lady, promising never to behave in a way that would endanger the happiness of his parents, expressing concern over the injury sustained by Captain [William Augustine] Washington and the illness of uncle [Samuel] Washington, and conveying his Aunt Washington's request to buy cups and saucers for her. 2 1/4 pages, 4to, written on a single folded sheet; scattered faint dampstaining and foxing, short separations at folds with minor loss, horizontal fold touching bottom of "B" in signature, seal tear hole in terminal leaf not affecting text; suspended between two panes of glass and framed. Fredericksburg [VA], 13 March 1778

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BURR, AARON. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 4: BURR, AARON. Autograph Document Signed, "A.Burr,"

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Description: BURR, AARON. Autograph Document Signed, "A.Burr," receipt from "Elb. Rosevelt" acknowledging payment of "Ninety Dollars in full for the taxed Costs in this Cause & fifty Dollars 28/100 as Compensation for extra services." 1 page, 2 1/2x7 1/4 inches; mounted at lower corners verso to larger board, folds. New York, 26 March 1800

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(CIVIL WAR.) SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Gen. Benjamin F. Butler,

Lot 5: (CIVIL WAR.) SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Gen. Benjamin F. Butler,

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, ordering him to defend Annapolis and the railroad between that city and Washington, noting the places the enemy is likely to target, arranging for provision of the troops, and requesting that spare troops be sent to Washington as soon as possible. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; short closed separations at folds. "Head Qrs. of the Army / Washington," 25 April 1861

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(CIVIL WAR.) SUMNER, CHARLES. Autograph Quotation dated and Signed:

Lot 6: (CIVIL WAR.) SUMNER, CHARLES. Autograph Quotation dated and Signed: "First pure, then / peaceable."

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) SUMNER, CHARLES. Autograph Quotation dated and Signed: "First pure, then / peaceable." 2x4 inches, card stock; mounted to a larger sheet, minor scattered soiling. "Senate Chamber," 29 February 1864

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(CIVIL WAR.) Group of 18 clipped Signatures, by Union Generals, most including rank.

Lot 7: (CIVIL WAR.) Group of 18 clipped Signatures, by Union Generals, most including rank.

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) Group of 18 clipped Signatures, by Union Generals, most including rank. Format and condition vary. sold as is./span Vp, vd

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FARRAGUT, DAVID G. Letter Signed,

Lot 8: FARRAGUT, DAVID G. Letter Signed, "D.E. Farragut / Captain," to Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey,

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Description: CAPTAIN OF THE USS BROOKLYN FARRAGUT, DAVID G. Letter Signed, "D.E. Farragut / Captain," to Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey, reporting that he had brought Minister [Robert Milligan] McLane from Vera Cruz to Mobile Bay, stating that he is awaiting further orders, and remarking that there had been minor engine trouble that would be repaired in a couple of days. 1 1/2 pages, tall 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, pale blue ruled paper; some loss to "u" and "t" of signature, minor loss to lower left edge (not affecting text), short closed separations at folds. "U.S. Steam Sloop 'Brooklyn', Pensacola Navy Yard" 17 July 1860

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HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 9: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Document Signed, "A Hamilton Att'y for Pltf's," additionally Signed "Alex Hamilton" in the text,

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Description: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Document Signed, "A Hamilton Att'y for Pltf's," additionally Signed "Alex Hamilton" in the text, a complaint in New York Supreme Court on behalf of his clients Robert and George Service in a case brought against Abraham Wilson concerning an unpaid debt. 4 pages, tall 4to, written on two sheets; short separations at folds New York, October 1784

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Note Signed, in the third person within the text (

Lot 10: HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Note Signed, in the third person within the text ("The Governor"), to Commissary General Richard Devens,

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Description: SIGNER AS GOVERNOR HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Note Signed, in the third person within the text ("The Governor"), to Commissary General Richard Devens, ordering him to send a statement of expenses of the departments at Castle Island and "a list of what Warrants the Commissary has Rec'd, & the Rates at which they were Sold" for the period between October 25, 1780 and October 25, 1788. 1 page, oblong 8vo; short closed separations at lower margin folds inexpertly repaired with tissue verso with one affecting date, holograph address and docketing in another hand verso. Boston, 13 November 1788

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HANCOCK, WINFIELD SCOTT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 11: HANCOCK, WINFIELD SCOTT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Winf'd S. Hancock," to Edward G.W. Butler,

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Description: HANCOCK, WINFIELD SCOTT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Winf'd S. Hancock," to Edward G.W. Butler, relating that he is to remain until the yellow fever subsides, noting that he hopes to establish his headquarters on the railroad, and expecting to be ordered to New Orleans. With a postscript additionally Signed, "W.S.H," promising to thank him in person if he visits his parish. 2 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet, ruled paper; minor scattered dampstaining and ink burn. With the original envelope. "Carondelet, St. Louis," 14 October 1867

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HEYWARD, JR., THOMAS. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 12: HEYWARD, JR., THOMAS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Tho Heyward Jr," a writ ordering the sheriff to bring to the Court of Common Ple

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Description: SIGNER HEYWARD, JR., THOMAS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Tho Heyward Jr," a writ ordering the sheriff to bring to the Court of Common Pleas William Moultrie the younger to answer to "Schmidt & Molich of a Plea of Trespass on the case for certain Promises and Assumptions by the said William . . . made and not performed to their damage Four hundred Pounds Sterling money." Countersigned and accomplished by attorney J. Ward. 7 1/2x12 1/2 inches; vertical folds, docketing verso, paper seal intact. Charleston, 27 May 1788

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Autograph Letters Signed,

Lot 13: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Autograph Letters Signed, "Lafayette."

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Description: THANKING FOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S LETTERS LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Autograph Letters Signed, "Lafayette." The first, to publisher Truettel & Würtz, in French, asking them to convey thanks to Alexandre de Lameth for sending a copy of Franklin's letters [Correspondance choisie de Benjamin Franklin, Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1817]. 1/2 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; small printed portrait mounted at its bottom edge to recto center below text, folds. The second, in English, to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation), expressing disappointment at having missed the opportunity to bid him or her farewell, and hoping to receive correspondence. 1 1/4 page, square 8vo, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; few short closed separations at folds. "La grange," 28 Mai 1817; [Paris], 30 August [1813];

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LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 14: LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee," as Superintendent of West Point, to George W. Callum,

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Description: "I CAN NEITHER DECLINE PROMOTION OR SERVICE" LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee," as Superintendent of West Point, to George W. Callum, expressing regret at his departure from the Corps of Engineers to accept an appointment [as Lt. Colonel of the 2nd Cavalry], stating his preference for Engineer duty to that of Cavalry during peacetime, and remarking on Academy business including assuring Callum that he shall continue his work on the Register of [the Officers and] Graduates. West Point, 13 March 1855

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LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 15: LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee," to General Edward G.W. Butler,

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Description: "I HAD ALWAYS LOOKED BACK UPON [THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG] IN SORROW & SADNESS" LEE, ROBERT E. Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee," to General Edward G.W. Butler, explaining the delay in replying to his Christmas letter by noting he has little time to do anything but maintain his regular duties, stating that he felt relieved when he saw the cheerful inhabitants of Petersberg, relating news of his family, expressing approval of General Hancock's administration of the district. With a postscript written vertically on first page additionally Signed, "R.E.L.," apologizing that he cannot get a copy of the book he seeks. 4 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet, ruled paper; scattered staining affecting few words of text. With the original envelope. Lexington, 2 March 1868

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MCCLELLAN, GEORGE B. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 16: MCCLELLAN, GEORGE B. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoB McClellan," to George W. Cullum ["My dear Cullum"],

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Description: MCCLELLAN, GEORGE B. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoB McClellan," to George W. Cullum ["My dear Cullum"], accepting a position at the Assay office, noting it would be desirable to be in the East, and urging speed before becoming tagged for any out-of-the-way service. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank, ruled paper; short closed tear in upper edge, folds. Philadelphia, 14 May [1854: from docketing]

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MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 17: MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Rob Morris," as President of the North American Land Company,

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Description: SIGNER'S EARLY STOCK CERTIFICATE MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Rob Morris," as President of the North American Land Company, stock certificate entitling Dr. Enoch Edwards to five shares in the North American Land Company. Countersigned by company secretary James Marshall. 9x12 inches; dampstaining along bottom edge touching first "o" of Morris's signature and most of Marshall's, moderate toning overall, folds; matted and framed. sold as is./span Philadelphia, 18 April 1795

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OAKLEY, ANNIE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 18: OAKLEY, ANNIE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Annie Oakley / Buffalo Bills Wild West," to an unnamed editor [John S. Gibson of Iron Era],

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Description: "TO BE CONSIDERED A LADY HAS ALWAYS [BEEN] MY HIGHEST AMBITION" OAKLEY, ANNIE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Annie Oakley / Buffalo Bills Wild West," to an unnamed editor [John S. Gibson of Iron Era], thanking him for the notice in his paper, stating her highest ambition. 1 page, 8vo; remnants of mounting overall verso, right edge uneven, folds, minor scattered soiling. Paris, 6 July 1889

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PAINE, ROBERT TREAT. Autograph Document Signed, in third person within the text,

Lot 19: PAINE, ROBERT TREAT. Autograph Document Signed, in third person within the text,

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Description: SIGNER PAINE, ROBERT TREAT. Autograph Document Signed, in third person within the text, invoice for his legal services provided between 1765 and 1766 to Bartholemew West, 7 lines with amounts totaling £4.9.9. 1 page, 3 1/2x6 inches; inlaid, minor scattered ink burn, docketing and seal remnants verso. Np, [circa 1766]

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PERRY, OLIVER H. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 20: PERRY, OLIVER H. Autograph Letter Signed, "O.H. Perry," to Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island Edward Wilcox,

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Description: PERRY, OLIVER H. Autograph Letter Signed, "O.H. Perry," to Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island Edward Wilcox, introducing the Rector of Trinity Church in Newport, who is interested in visiting the Episcopal church in Charlestown. 1 page, small 4to, with integral address leaf; ink identification in unknown hand at upper left edge ("Hero of Lake Erie"), folds. South Ferry, 8 August 1818

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REVERE, PAUL. Autograph Document Signed, twice, receipt for silver goods and engraving services for Benjamin Henderson,

Lot 21: REVERE, PAUL. Autograph Document Signed, twice, receipt for silver goods and engraving services for Benjamin Henderson,

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Description: PATRIOT AND SILVERSMITH REVERE, PAUL. Autograph Document Signed, twice, receipt for silver goods and engraving services for Benjamin Henderson, 6 lines including description and cost of each item. One signature at bottom following "Received pay in full"; the other, at top within the text: "Bot of Paul Revere & Son." 1 page, 2x6 inches; minor toning overall, folds, bottom edge irregular, mounted at right edge verso to a larger board, docketing in unknown hand verso. Boston, 24 April 1795

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RODNEY, CAESAR. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 22: RODNEY, CAESAR. Autograph Document Signed, "Caesar Rodney Junior," receipt for payment against mortgage issued to John Greer.

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Description: SIGNER RODNEY, CAESAR. Autograph Document Signed, "Caesar Rodney Junior," receipt for payment against mortgage issued to John Greer. 1 page, 4 1/4x8 1/4 inches; tissue repairs to folds on verso, horizontal fold through signature, inlaid. Np, 14 January 1767

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 23: SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to author and magazine editor Edward W. Bok,

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Description: SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to author and magazine editor Edward W. Bok, confessing to being doubtful of the propriety of sending an autograph. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, "Headquarters Army of the United States" stationery, ruled paper, with integral blank; folds. Washington, 16 May 1881

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THOMAS, ISAIAH. Autograph Document Signed, receipt acknowledging payment in full for debts incurred by John Farrer as described in holo

Lot 24: THOMAS, ISAIAH. Autograph Document Signed, receipt acknowledging payment in full for debts incurred by John Farrer as described in holo

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Description: THOMAS, ISAIAH. Autograph Document Signed, receipt acknowledging payment in full for debts incurred by John Farrer as described in holograph account written on verso. The account, debit and credit columns noting amounts dated between April 19, 1806, and October 30, 1807. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo; horizontal folds with one causing minor loss to initial "I" of signature. Worcester, 30 October 1807

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VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Document Signed,

Lot 25: VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Document Signed, "H:Vane," the lower portion of a pay order,

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Description: VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Document Signed, "H:Vane," the lower portion of a pay order, to Receiver General of the Public Revenue Thomas Fauconbridge for an unknown amount. Countersigned by regicide Cornelius Holland, the Second Earl of Salisbury, and others. 8 1/2x7 inches; folds. Westminster, 22 November 1649

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WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed,

Lot 26: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "G:Washington," as President of the Society of the Cincinnati,

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Description: SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI CERTIFICATE WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "G:Washington," as President of the Society of the Cincinnati, appointing John H. Buell a member of the Society. Countersigned by Secretary of the Society Henry Knox. 14 1/2x21 inches; mounted at all edges to board trimmed to size, uneven toning overall, some loss to lower right corner expertly repaired, some fading to text (but still legible), bold signatures; matted and framed. Philadelphia, 10 May 1787

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AGNEW, SPIRO T. Typed Letter Signed, to Mrs. Joseph Higgins, affirming his innocence.

Lot 27: AGNEW, SPIRO T. Typed Letter Signed, to Mrs. Joseph Higgins, affirming his innocence.

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Description: HE IS NOT A CROOK AGNEW, SPIRO T. Typed Letter Signed, to Mrs. Joseph Higgins, affirming his innocence. 1/2 page, small 4to; horizontal folds. With the original envelope. [Washington], November 13 1973

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(ALBUM.) Large autograph album containing approximately 150 autograph items by royalty, politicians, soldiers, writers, architects, sci

Lot 28: (ALBUM.) Large autograph album containing approximately 150 autograph items by royalty, politicians, soldiers, writers, architects, sci

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Description: VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA (ALBUM.) Large autograph album containing approximately 150 autograph items by royalty, politicians, soldiers, writers, architects, scientists, explorers, and others, including letters, documents, and clipped signatures. Most mounted one or two items to a page on recto and verso, some tipped in or laid in. Most are identified in a neat Victorian hand. Over 100 pages, folio, 1/4 morocco. Vp, 1667-1863

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(ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature,

Lot 29: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature, "Neil Atg," on the cover of a brochure for the 12th World Soaring Championships.

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Description: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature, "Neil Atg," on the cover of a brochure for the 12th World Soaring Championships. 8 pages, 4 1/4x3 3/4 inches, unfolding to become a poster of 12x15 inches. [Marfa, TX, June-July 1970]

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(ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature, in pencil, on a limited edition lithograph by Paul Calle,

Lot 30: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature, in pencil, on a limited edition lithograph by Paul Calle,

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Description: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Signature, in pencil, on a limited edition lithograph by Paul Calle, showing Armstrong during suit-up activities prior to the launch of Apollo 11. Signed at center, lower edge. Additionally signed by the artist, in pencil, lower right. 29x19 inches; excellent condition. With original shipping box. 76 of 1000./span Np, nd

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BARUCH, BERNARD. Reproduction of a cartoon by Derso and Kelen, Signed and dated by Baruch (

Lot 31: BARUCH, BERNARD. Reproduction of a cartoon by Derso and Kelen, Signed and dated by Baruch ("BMBaruch / 46") and other members of the U.

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Description: BARUCH, BERNARD. Reproduction of a cartoon by Derso and Kelen, Signed and dated by Baruch ("BMBaruch / 46") and other members of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission, additionally signed by the artists, in pencil, showing Baruch standing with members of the delegation, all dressed as Musketeers. Signed in the blank margins above and below the image. 11x14 inches. Np, 1946

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BAUDOUIN; KING OF THE BELGIANS. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, in Spanish:

Lot 32: BAUDOUIN; KING OF THE BELGIANS. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, in Spanish:

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Description: BAUDOUIN; KING OF THE BELGIANS. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, in Spanish: "Belgio-Argentine Friendship / S.S.M.M. King Baudouin of / Belgium and Queen Fabiola. / Souvenir of the Belgio-Argentine Cultural Audition / to Mr. Aldo Noseda / Sincerely, Baudouin," 3/4-length view of the King and Queen in formal attire. Inscribed in the blank lower margin. 5x4 inches (image), 7x4 3/4 inches overall; Np, [circa 1960]

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BEECHER, HENRY WARD. Autograph Letter Signed, to President Ulysses S. Grant,

Lot 33: BEECHER, HENRY WARD. Autograph Letter Signed, to President Ulysses S. Grant,

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Description: BEECHER, HENRY WARD. Autograph Letter Signed, to President Ulysses S. Grant, recommending Judge Charles L. Benedict for appointment to Circuit Judge for the Southern District of New York. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on a single folded sheet, ruled paper; some smudging to signature (but still legible), horizontal folds. Brooklyn, 21 October 1869

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(BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to zoologist William T. Hornaday (

Lot 34: (BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to zoologist William T. Hornaday ("Dear Mr. Hornaday"),

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Description: "YOU ARE MAKING THE FOREMOST ZOO IN THE WORLD" (BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to zoologist William T. Hornaday ("Dear Mr. Hornaday"), thanking him for sending a book, remarking that "Baba" [daughter Margaret] had taken it up, promising visits, and praising his work at the [Bronx] Zoo. 2 page, 8vo, written on the first and third pages of a single folded sheet, "Skibo Castle" stationery. Dornoch [Scotland], 29 May 1904

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(BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Two items: Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 35: (BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Two items: Autograph Letter Signed, "C.W. Field" twice * Letter Signed, "Cyrus W. Field."

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Description: INCLUDING LETTER FROM 18-YEAR OLD FIELD TO HIS FATHER (BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Two items: Autograph Letter Signed, "C.W. Field" twice * Letter Signed, "Cyrus W. Field." The first, to Rev. David D. Field ("Dear Father"), asking for payment of $5 for expenditures on socks and textiles, reporting on his activities, and listing items he is sending home. With a postscript, signed "C.W. Field," about returning from Stockbridge [NY]. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf. The second, to A.F. Estabrook, requesting that he engage Sidney Bartlett as council for himself. 1 page, 8vo, ruled paper. New York, 31 May 1837; 25 February 1886

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(BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Letter Signed,

Lot 36: (BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Letter Signed, "Cyrus W. Field," to physicist and coastline surveyor Alexander D. Bache,

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Description: EXPLORING FEASABILITY OF TRANS-ATLANTIC CABLE (BUSINESS.) FIELD, CYRUS W. Letter Signed, "Cyrus W. Field," to physicist and coastline surveyor Alexander D. Bache, requesting a report on the project of laying submerged cable between Europe and America. 1/2 page, 4to, ruled paper; folds through signature with some loss, left edge inexpertly trimmed with some loss to text (but still legible). Washington, 4 February 1857

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(BUSINESS.) GETTY, JEAN PAUL. Photograph Signed,

Lot 37: (BUSINESS.) GETTY, JEAN PAUL. Photograph Signed, "J.P. Getty,"

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Description: (BUSINESS.) GETTY, JEAN PAUL. Photograph Signed, "J.P. Getty," 3/4-length seated portrait, showing him looking into camera with wood-paneled wall behind him. Signed in the image, upper right corner. 3 1/4x3 1/4 inches; remnants of prior mounting verso. Np, [circa 1970]

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(BUSINESS.) LIPTON, THOMAS. Two Typed Letters Signed,

Lot 38: (BUSINESS.) LIPTON, THOMAS. Two Typed Letters Signed, "Thomas J. Lipton," to American poet Wilbur D. Nesbit.

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Description: (BUSINESS.) LIPTON, THOMAS. Two Typed Letters Signed, "Thomas J. Lipton," to American poet Wilbur D. Nesbit. The first, responding to a request for an after-dinner toast. The second, discussing travel plans and offering him a tour of [his yachts] the "Erin" and the "Shamrock." Each 1 page, the first "S.Y. Erin" stationery, the second "Osidge" stationery; folds. Southampton, 30 August 1909; London, 27 July 1914

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on a front blank:

Lot 39: CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on a front blank:

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Description: CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on a front blank: "To / Stanley James Webb / from / WinstonS. Churchill / Dec 23. 1930." 8vo, publisher's cloth, covers bowed, backstrip faded, joints starting at head; faint uneven toning and scattered foxing affecting inscription and signature, spine cocked. first edition, second impression./span London, (1930); inscription: July 1940

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on front free endpaper:

Lot 40: CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on front free endpaper:

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Description: CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. My Early Life. Signed and Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Red Cross / from / WinstonS. Churchill / July 1940." 8vo, publisher's cloth, covers dampstained, backstrip darkened with chipping to ends; moderate uneven toning affecting inscription and signature, spine cocked. Later edition. London, 1940; inscription: July 1940

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CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 41: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Thomas Wilson, cashier at the Bank of the United States,

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Description: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Thomas Wilson, cashier at the Bank of the United States, stating that he has paid to John Jacob Astor the $1,500 due to Clay as compensation for service as the Bank's legal counsel, and noting that he is to attend the Federal Court at Columbus on July 4th. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; docketed at upper right recto, folds. Lexington, 28 June 1824

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CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 42: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to P. Stackhouse,

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Description: CLAY ADMIRES QUAKERS CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to P. Stackhouse, explaining why he has made an exception in this case to respond to a request for his autograph. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; horizontal folds. With the original envelope, wax seal intact. Washington, 3 April 1850

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DARROW, CLARENCE. Typed Letter Signed, to Philip Leibsohn (

Lot 43: DARROW, CLARENCE. Typed Letter Signed, to Philip Leibsohn ("My Dear Mr. Leibsohn"),

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Description: DARROW, CLARENCE. Typed Letter Signed, to Philip Leibsohn ("My Dear Mr. Leibsohn"), requesting information regarding the case of Lyle Messner, including whether a local lawyer would take on the case without charging. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; horizontal folds, few scattered holograph corrections. With the original envelope. Chicago, 24 June 1935

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DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A. Brief Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 44: DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "S.A.Douglas," to P. Stackhouse:

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Description: DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "S.A.Douglas," to P. Stackhouse: "I have the honor to inform you that David B. Campbell Esq is the Attorney General of the State of Illinois and that he resides at Springfield the seat of government of that State." 1 page, 4to, pale blue paper; folds, minor toning. Washington, 4 March 1848

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DREYFUS, ALFRED. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 45: DREYFUS, ALFRED. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed, "ADreyfus," to an unknown recipient, in French,

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Description: DREYFUS, ALFRED. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed, "ADreyfus," to an unknown recipient, in French, granting, with pleasure, the request made for his autograph, including only 3 lines of text and signature. 1 1/2x4 inches; remnants of prior mounting overall verso. Np, nd

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(DREYFUS AFFAIR.) Le Procès Zola [The Trial of Zola], ed. Stock, Signed and Inscribed by Émile Zola to George Sand's daughter-in-law M

Lot 46: (DREYFUS AFFAIR.) Le Procès Zola [The Trial of Zola], ed. Stock, Signed and Inscribed by Émile Zola to George Sand's daughter-in-law M

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Description: SIGNED BY ZOLA AND HIS LAWYERS (DREYFUS AFFAIR.) Le Procès Zola [The Trial of Zola], ed. Stock, Signed and Inscribed by Émile Zola to George Sand's daughter-in-law Madam Maurice Sand, in French, on the half-title page. Additionally signed by Zola's defense attorneys, Albert Clemenceau and Fernand Labori, each on the half-title. 2 volumes. 8vo, printed wrappers; spines perished, covers detached, moderate foxing and toning, chipping to edges; several loose signatures including half-title page, minor foxing throughout. sold as is./span Paris, 1898; inscription: Np, nd

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DU BARRY, JEANNE BÉCU; COMTESSE. Document Signed,

Lot 47: DU BARRY, JEANNE BÉCU; COMTESSE. Document Signed, "La Comtesse du barry," pay order, in French,

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Description: DU BARRY, JEANNE BÉCU; COMTESSE. Document Signed, "La Comtesse du barry," pay order, in French, requesting that Mr. Buffante pay 20,000 livres to the Vandenyves brothers. Countersigned by Buffante. 1 page, small 4to; faint marginal discoloration from matting, mounted at corners verso, folds, docketing verso; matted with portraits. "Louveciennes," 18 November 1782

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EDWARD VII; KING OF ENGLAND. Letter Signed,

Lot 48: EDWARD VII; KING OF ENGLAND. Letter Signed, "Sir, My Brother and Cousin, Your Majesty's Good Brother and Cousin, Edward R & I," as Kin

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Description: ANNOUNCING DEATH OF DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE EDWARD VII; KING OF ENGLAND. Letter Signed, "Sir, My Brother and Cousin, Your Majesty's Good Brother and Cousin, Edward R & I," as King, to the King of Würtemberg, announcing the death of the Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge. 2 pages, 4to, with integral blank, mourning stationery; horizontal fold, remnants of prior mounting on terminal page. "Buckingham Palace," 28 March 1904

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(ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 7 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by stage actors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Lot 49: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 7 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by stage actors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Description: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 7 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by stage actors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Format and condition vary. Vp, vd

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(ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed,

Lot 50: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed,

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Description: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed, each to Ray Fisher, who was also the photographer for each image. Most inscribed in the image. Three additionally signed by Fisher. Format and condition vary. Vp, 1950s-80s

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