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Auction Description for Swann: AUTOGRAPHS
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2316 - Autographs - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, May 23. All material in Sale 2316 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Mon, May 20: 10am to 6pm - Tues, May 21: 10am to 6pm - Wed, May 22: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, May 23: 10am to Noon.

AUTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

266 lots with images

May 23, 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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AMHERST, JEFFREY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 1: AMHERST, JEFFREY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jeff: Amherst," to Colonel [John] Bradstreet, discussing a land grant

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Description: AMHERST, JEFFREY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jeff: Amherst," to Colonel [John] Bradstreet, discussing a land grant from New York Governor Nicolls, and sending a letter for Major Duncan [not present]. With a postscript, additionally signed "J:A:," instructing him to ask Captain Lieutenant Winepress to remain at Albany until a suit has been concluded. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; short closed separations at folds. New York, 7 February 1762

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BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Check Accomplished and Signed,

Lot 2: BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Check Accomplished and Signed, "G.T. Beauregard,"

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Description: BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Check Accomplished and Signed, "G.T. Beauregard," in the amount of $150 to "Bearer" drawn on the Mutual National Bank. 2 1/2x8 inches; cancellation slices (not affecting signature). New Orleans, 24 July 1879

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BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 3: BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.G. Blaine," to President Ulysses S. Grant ("To the President"),

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Description: BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.G. Blaine," to President Ulysses S. Grant ("To the President"), recommending that John A. Wills should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Edwin M. Stanton. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank, ruled paper; folds. Np, 30 December 1869

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BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 4: BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.G. Blaine," to Rev. Samuel Taylor,

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Description: BLAINE, JAMES G. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.G. Blaine," to Rev. Samuel Taylor, making arrangements for the separate boarding of his sons, Emmons and Walker, at their Andover school. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, "House of Representatives" ruled stationery, written on a single folded sheet; short closed tears at upper edge expertly repaired. Washington, 18 June 1870

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BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish,

Lot 5: BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish,

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Description: TAKING STOCK BEFORE ASSAULT ON VENEZUELA BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish, requesting an appraisal of the value of his silver jewelry that is presently in the hands of Gabriel. 1 page, 4to; backed with cello film, even staining overall, left edge reinforced with fabric obscuring few letters at left edge. sold as is./span Cayes [Haiti], 29 February 1816

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BROWN, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, to Samuel Whitman,

Lot 6: BROWN, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, to Samuel Whitman,

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Description: SHEPHERDING HIS FLOCK BROWN, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, to Samuel Whitman, stating that he has left 300 cattle in the care of Col. Wells, requesting that Whitman prepare the sheep he left with him as he would return next week, stating that he purchased 400 sheep, and reporting that he expects to remain in New England one month. Additional signature and holograph return address on verso. 1 page, tall 4to; complete separations at folds with one vertical fold affecting "B" of recto signature, backed with translucent tissue (affecting holograph address). Fairview, NY, 8 April 1839

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(CIVIL WAR.) GRANT, ULYSSES S. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 7: (CIVIL WAR.) GRANT, ULYSSES S. Autograph Letter Signed, "U.S. Grant / Brig. Gen. Com.," to General John Alexander McClernand,

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) GRANT, ULYSSES S. Autograph Letter Signed, "U.S. Grant / Brig. Gen. Com.," to General John Alexander McClernand, requesting that a unit of cavalry report to Grant. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; folds with unobtrusive horizontal one through signature, faint marginal discoloration. Cairo, IL, 22 September 1861

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(CIVIL WAR.) LEE, MARY CUSTIS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 8: (CIVIL WAR.) LEE, MARY CUSTIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "M.C. Lee," to Colonel Edward G.W. Butler, promoting her memoir on George Washi

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Description: ON HER MEMOIR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (CIVIL WAR.) LEE, MARY CUSTIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "M.C. Lee," to Colonel Edward G.W. Butler, promoting her memoir on George Washington, and apologizing that Robert E. Lee had been unable to visit Butler in Louisiana. With original envelope, addressed in her hand. 3 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet. "White House" [VA], March 1860

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CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 9: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Leonard Jacoby,

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Description: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Leonard Jacoby, stating that he thought the money owed him had been paid and promising to investigate. 1/2 page, 4to, with integral address leaf, addressed in his hand and with a Franking Signature; toning and brittling overall, marginal discoloration from prior matting, faint scattered dampstaining. sold as is./span Washington, 5 March 1819

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CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 10: CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Editor of the New York Daily Express James Brooks,

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Description: WHY HE WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT CLAY, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Clay," to Editor of the New York Daily Express James Brooks, thanking him for a favorable editorial, explaining why he is opposed to being made a candidate for the Presidency, discussing the forthcoming Philadelphia convention, stating his opinion of the Whig party, and noting his lack of support for General Taylor. With a postscript, additionally signed with initials, remarking that he favors Fillmore. 2 pages, 4to, with integral blank; scattered short separations at folds, wax seal and address portion of mailing envelope mounted to blank third page. Ashland, 8 September 1848

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CLYMER, GEORGE. Check Accomplished and Signed,

Lot 11: CLYMER, GEORGE. Check Accomplished and Signed, "GeoClymer,"

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Description: SIGNER CLYMER, GEORGE. Check Accomplished and Signed, "GeoClymer," in the amount of $10.75 to "NC--for J. Wright" drawn on the Philadelphia Bank. 3x6 1/4 inches; some skipping to "Geo" of signature, small closed hole at center (not affecting text). Philadelphia, 21 November 1804

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DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Secretary of War,

Lot 12: DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Secretary of War,

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Description: CADET APPOINTMENT DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Secretary of War, appointing William W. Ricketts Cadet [at West Point]. 1 page, oblong 4to, with integral blank with fold at top; horizontal fold touching signature, minor scattered foxing. [Washington], 22 January 1856

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DAVIS, VARINA HOWELL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 13: DAVIS, VARINA HOWELL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Varina Davis," to "My dear Mr. Mann,"

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Description: HUSBAND JEFFERSON DAVIS "IS ON A TOUR IN THE SOUTHWEST" DAVIS, VARINA HOWELL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Varina Davis," to "My dear Mr. Mann," announcing her daughter's impending marriage and the groom's pedigree, her husband's current activities, her present state of mind, etc. With a 10-line postscript concerning a package delivery written vertically on the 4th page. 3 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on a single folded sheet; short separations at folds, 1/2-inch hole at center top affecting a few letters of text. Memphis, 15 September 1875

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DERINGER, JR., HENRY. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, twice,

Lot 14: DERINGER, JR., HENRY. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, twice,

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Description: DERINGER, JR., HENRY. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, twice, indenture between "Henry Derringer [sic] of the County of Philadelphia Gun and Rifle Manufacturer" and Edward Ingersoll and wife, in which the latter transfers to Deringer a plot of land on the East side of Front Street in Philadelphia. On the verso is written a manuscript indenture, transferring the same land back to the Ingersolls on April 1, 1824. Signed at the lower right of each indenture. 16 1/2x22 inches, scalloped upper edge; folds, minor scattered soiling, few tiny holes at folds lower left. Philadelphia, 22 March 1820

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HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 15: HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed, "P. Henry," four times,

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Description: HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed, "P. Henry," four times, retained copy of a land deed in 19 holograph lines, granting 3,000 acres in Jefferson County [VA] to Patrick Henry & John May by Beverly Randolph on June 3, 1789, signed at the lower edge of the page, "Truly copy'd by P. Henry." On the verso is a brief note written in holograph and signed both within the text and after: "Note the patent was delayed several years on account of a caveat which was tryed in Kentucky; & after being long kept at Law, the Land was adjudged to P. Henry & Jno May. Taxes have been duly paid for it by me--the Title never questioned since the Patent. P. Henry." Also on the verso is a holograph statement empowering George Woodson Payne to sell the land described in the deed on Henry's behalf, dated and signed: "P. Henry / Nov'r 10th 1796." 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; folds; suspended between sheets of glass and framed. Np, vd

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JAY, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife (

Lot 16: JAY, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife ("My dear Sally"),

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Description: TENDER WORDS TO HIS AILING WIFE JAY, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife ("My dear Sally"), expressing eagerness to hear of improvement in her health and conveying his frustration at being unable to visit her. 1 page, 4to, with detached address leaf; folds, faint marginal discoloration from prior matting. Bedford, "Tuesday Evg" no year

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KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 17: KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," to General Henry Jackson ("My dear friend"),

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Description: KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," to General Henry Jackson ("My dear friend"), introducing John George Williams, explaining that he plans to settle in Maine, and asking him to extend his hospitality. 1 page, small 4to; horizontal folds. Philadelphia, 16 January 1795

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MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. Letter Signed,

Lot 18: MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. Letter Signed, "Tho:L:McKenney," as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, to an unnamed recipient [David Folsom?],

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Description: MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. Letter Signed, "Tho:L:McKenney," as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, to an unnamed recipient [David Folsom?], requesting that any Choctaw that become ill during their visit to Washington must be attended by an Army--not civilian--physician. 1 page, square 4to; short separations at folds, docketing verso. [Washington,] 2 December 1824

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SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Poem Signed,

Lot 19: SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Poem Signed, "S.F. Smith," all 4 stanzas of his hymn, "America,"

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Description: "MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE" SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Poem Signed, "S.F. Smith," all 4 stanzas of his hymn, "America," with a holograph note: "Written in 1832." 1 page, oblong 4to, stiff board; brittling to edges, faint scattered foxing, even toning. Np, nd

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(AMERICANA.) Group of 6 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by a prominent American.

Lot 20: (AMERICANA.) Group of 6 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by a prominent American.

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Description: (AMERICANA.) Group of 6 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by a prominent American. Format and condition vary. sold as is./span Vp, vd

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(ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 300 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-20th-century musicians, authors, politician

Lot 21: (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 300 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-20th-century musicians, authors, politician

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Description: EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLAGE (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 300 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-20th-century musicians, authors, politicians, artists and others, including many letters, some calling cards or clipped signatures, few drawings or musical quotations, few documents, kept by Helen Bronson Hart. Most laid down, few laid in, many identified, an average leaf contains six autographs on recto and verso. 4to, morocco with gilt lettering, worn. Vp, vd

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(ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Photograph Signed and Inscribed:

Lot 22: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Photograph Signed and Inscribed:

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Description: (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Photograph Signed and Inscribed: "To Allan Sanford-- / With the Best Wishes of the Photographer / Neil A'g / Apollo 11--," showing four shots of Aldrin as he descended the Lunar Module toward the Moon's surface. Inscribed on the mount below the image. 7 1/2x7 1/2 inches (image), 11x9 inches overall; extreme bottom of signature truncated at bottom edge; matted and framed. [Dayton, 1977]

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(ASTRONAUTS.) Project Mercury Brochure, Signed on the cover by the 7 Mercury astronauts and the Project Mercury Director.

Lot 23: (ASTRONAUTS.) Project Mercury Brochure, Signed on the cover by the 7 Mercury astronauts and the Project Mercury Director.

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Description: SIGNED BY THE MERCURY SEVEN (ASTRONAUTS.) Project Mercury Brochure, Signed on the cover by the 7 Mercury astronauts and the Project Mercury Director. NASA brochure includes portraits of each astronaut and images of the capsule during development and testing. Signed vertically, beside the relevant portrait. 4 pages, 4to, printed on a single folded sheet; matted and framed. [Langley Research Center, April 1959]

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(BASEBALL.) Printed program for

Lot 24: (BASEBALL.) Printed program for "Welcome Home Dinner to the Brooklyn Dodgers," Signed by all but 4 members of the team

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Description: (BASEBALL.) Printed program for "Welcome Home Dinner to the Brooklyn Dodgers," Signed by all but 4 members of the team and several guests. Signed on front and inside pages. 4 pages, 8vo, printed on a single folded sheet; moderate scattered staining, soiling to folds. sold as is./span [Brooklyn, 14 April 1940]

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BENES, EDVARD. Two items, each Signed, as President of Czechoslovakia: Photograph,

Lot 25: BENES, EDVARD. Two items, each Signed, as President of Czechoslovakia: Photograph, "Dr.EdvardBenes" * Typed Letter, "DrEBenes."

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Description: BENES, EDVARD. Two items, each Signed, as President of Czechoslovakia: Photograph, "Dr.EdvardBenes" * Typed Letter, "DrEBenes." The photograph, bust portrait. Inscribed in the blank margin below the image. 6 1/2x4 1/2 inches (image), 9 1/2x6 1/2 inches overall. The letter, to the Czechoslovak colony in Paris, in Czech, thanking them for the invitation to a memorial service for Gustav Winter and praising his character and intelligence. 1/2 page, 4to, "President of the Czechoslovak Republic" stationery; horizontal fold. Both matted together and framed. Prague, 23 May 1937; London, 21 August 1943

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BOJAXHIU, AGNES GONXHA (

Lot 26: BOJAXHIU, AGNES GONXHA ("MOTHER TERESA"). Two items, each Signed "M Teresa MC": Brief Autograph Letter, to Mr. and Mrs. President Reaga

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Description: MOTHER TERESA SENDING BLESSINGS TO PRESIDENT REAGAN BOJAXHIU, AGNES GONXHA ("MOTHER TERESA"). Two items, each Signed "M Teresa MC": Brief Autograph Letter, to Mr. and Mrs. President Reagan * Autograph Note, on verso of a photograph. The letter: "I am praying for you. Be all for Jesus in the present showing your love for the unborn. God bless you." Written partly above and partly below a printed prayer and portrait of her. 1 page, square 12mo, vertical fold. The note: "Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all your people in the U.S.A. God bless you." The photograph, showing a statue of the Virgin Mary. 5x3 1/2 inches; staple holes at upper right. With the original mailing envelope used to send both to the White House. Bronx, 17 October 1984 [from postmark]

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(BOXING.) DEMPSEY, JACK; AND GEORGES CARPENTIER. Two Photographs Signed and Inscribed, each by one.

Lot 27: (BOXING.) DEMPSEY, JACK; AND GEORGES CARPENTIER. Two Photographs Signed and Inscribed, each by one.

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Description: (BOXING.) DEMPSEY, JACK; AND GEORGES CARPENTIER. Two Photographs Signed and Inscribed, each by one. The Dempsey, "To A Regular Fellow / My Friend Dr. Cliff Barborka / Kindest Regards / Jack Dempsey / 5/24/30," seated 3/4-length portrait by Stearns, showing him in suit and sitting on edge of table. 9x7 inches (image), 13x10 inches overall. The Carpentier, "Pour Jules Glanzer / New York, Paris, partout! / Son grand ami / Georges Carpentier / 1923," 1/2-length portrait by Binder, showing him in tuxedo. Inscribed on the mount below the image. 8 1/2x6 1/2 inches (image), 16 1/2x12 inches overall; toning and brittling to mount, chipping at mount edges. Np, 24 May 1930; 1923

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(BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to Ms. [Elizabeth B.] Chace (

Lot 28: (BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to Ms. [Elizabeth B.] Chace ("My Dear Miss Chace"),

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Description: "I AM CONCOCTING NOBLE REVOLUTIONS" (BUSINESS.) CARNEGIE, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to Ms. [Elizabeth B.] Chace ("My Dear Miss Chace"), expressing regret at not being able to meet, and continuing with family news, the weather, his health and travel plans. 4 pages, square 8vo, personal stationery, written on a single folded sheet; soiling to upper half of signature page (not affecting signature). Np, 12 April 1876

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(BUSINESS.) COOKE, JAY. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, to Rev. T.H. Robinson,

Lot 29: (BUSINESS.) COOKE, JAY. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, to Rev. T.H. Robinson,

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Description: (BUSINESS.) COOKE, JAY. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, to Rev. T.H. Robinson, instructing him to "hand Mr Weir a memorandum of your expenses to & from Gibraltar & I will take pleasure in remitting the same." 1 page, 4to, "Jay Cooke & Co., Bankers" stationery; folds with vertical one through signature. Philadelphia, 19 September 1867

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(BUSINESS.) ROCKEFELLER, JOHN D. Photograph Signed, in pencil,

Lot 30: (BUSINESS.) ROCKEFELLER, JOHN D. Photograph Signed, in pencil,

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Description: (BUSINESS.) ROCKEFELLER, JOHN D. Photograph Signed, in pencil, seated 1/2-length portrait by Edmondson, showing him looking into the camera. Signed in the margin below the image. 5 1/2x4 inches (image), 9 1/4x7 inches overall; marginal discoloration from prior matting. Np, nd

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BYRD, RICHARD E. Alone.

Lot 31: BYRD, RICHARD E. Alone.

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Description: BYRD, RICHARD E. Alone. 8vo, publisher's blue morocco gilt, minor wear, fading to backstrip. one of 225 numbered copies signed by byrd./span New York, 1938

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CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 32: CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "G.W. Carver," to Mrs. Lee [former Tuskegee Choir leader Jennie C. Lee],

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Description: CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "G.W. Carver," to Mrs. Lee [former Tuskegee Choir leader Jennie C. Lee], expressing thanks for her musical leadership. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, "Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute" stationery; remnants of prior mounting at upper corners, folds. Tuskegee, 22 January 1935

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CHANEY, JR., LON. Photograph Signed and Inscribed,

Lot 33: CHANEY, JR., LON. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Daisy,"

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Description: CHANEY, JR., LON. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Daisy," bust portrait showing him in suit and tie, leaning into the frame. Inscribed in the image, lower left. 6 3/4x5 inches. Np, nd

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CHARLES (

Lot 34: CHARLES ("THE BOLD"); DUKE OF BURGUNDY. Letter Signed, "Charles," to the archbishop of Trier [John II of Baden], in Latin,

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Description: CHARLES ("THE BOLD"); DUKE OF BURGUNDY. Letter Signed, "Charles," to the archbishop of Trier [John II of Baden], in Latin, requesting that he send troops to Champagne. 1 page, oblong 4to; vermin damage to right edge affecting several lines of text, closed tear at lower edge repaired with paper verso, address and docketing verso, folds. Np, 25 June 1472

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CHARLES X; KING OF FRANCE. Vellum Document Signed,

Lot 35: CHARLES X; KING OF FRANCE. Vellum Document Signed, "Charles Philippe," as Count of Artois, in French,

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Description: CHARLES X; KING OF FRANCE. Vellum Document Signed, "Charles Philippe," as Count of Artois, in French, recommending "to all sovereigns in whose territory he might happen to pass" that Julien Marie François Duverger be given every aid since he had served so nobly to preserve King Louis XVI "before and during the Revolution and notably in the unfortunate days of October 5 and 6, 1789." Countersigned by De Belleville. 1 page, folio, with integral blank; slight fading to signature, folds. Edinburgh, 12 September 1798

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DAVY, HUMPHRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 36: DAVY, HUMPHRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Davy," to James Smithson ("My dear Sir"),

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Description: DAVY, HUMPHRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Davy," to James Smithson ("My dear Sir"), responding to his question concerning the treatment of tuberculosis, and advising him to look to Paris as such remedies originate in France. 2 1/2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; folds. "23 Gros[veno]r Street" [London], 16 January [1821]

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DEBS, EUGENE V. Autograph Quotation Signed, 6 lines of free verse,

Lot 37: DEBS, EUGENE V. Autograph Quotation Signed, 6 lines of free verse,

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Description: DEBS, EUGENE V. Autograph Quotation Signed, 6 lines of free verse, famously repeated by him in his Statement to the Court when convicted of violating the Sedition Act in 1918. Written on a sheet excised from an autograph album with a few signatures by others written on verso. 1 page, 12mo; faint dampstaining affecting signature and small portion of text. New York, 23 April 1926

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EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 38: EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed, "TAE," to his wife [Mina] ("Darling Billy"),

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Description: LOVE LETTER MENTIONS HISTORIC MEETING EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed, "TAE," to his wife [Mina] ("Darling Billy"), 9 pages, small 8vo, personal stationery, written on three sheets with two being folded. Llewellyn Park, "Sunday" [circa August 1896]

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EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 39: EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed, "TAE," to his daughter [Madeleine Edison Sloane], in pencil, on the verso of a portion of he

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Description: "I HAVE 3 CHILDREN WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF MONEY" EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed, "TAE," to his daughter [Madeleine Edison Sloane], in pencil, on the verso of a portion of her letter to him. The five-page letter of Edison's daughter [only two pages are present], appealing to her father "to take up our loan at the West Orange bank . . . and lend us in addition the sum of two thousand dollars." Edison writes "Over," in pencil, following the closing of her letter, replying that he would do as she asks and offering to loan money again against her telephone stock. 2 pages, 8vo, written on separate sheets; few small holes at fold intersections affecting text, minor paperclip stain at top of first page. Np, [circa 4 April 1923]

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EDISON, THOMAS A. His signature, on an ink drawing by [William Merritt?] Chase,

Lot 40: EDISON, THOMAS A. His signature, on an ink drawing by [William Merritt?] Chase,

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Description: SIGNATURE ON PORTRAIT ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE EDISON, THOMAS A. His signature, on an ink drawing by [William Merritt?] Chase, a standing portrait showing Edison waving. Signed ("Chase") by the artist, lower left. 17x8 inches; minor smudging to "as" of Edison's signature, faint marginal discoloration from matting; matted and framed. not examined out of frame./span Np, nd

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EDISON, THOMAS A. William H. Meadowcroft. The Boy's Life of Edison. Signed on the front free endpaper,

Lot 41: EDISON, THOMAS A. William H. Meadowcroft. The Boy's Life of Edison. Signed on the front free endpaper, "ThosAEdison."

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Description: UMBRELLA SIGNATURE EDISON, THOMAS A. William H. Meadowcroft. The Boy's Life of Edison. Signed on the front free endpaper, "ThosAEdison." Additionally signed and inscribed by the author to B. Alexander Wall on December 11, 1926, below Edison's signature. 8vo, publisher's cloth, markedly worn and dampstained; cocked, front hinge starting, minor scattered soiling to signature page. New York and London, (1921); inscription: Np, nd

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Large Photograph Signed and Inscribed, to photographer E. Willard Spurr:

Lot 42: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Large Photograph Signed and Inscribed, to photographer E. Willard Spurr:

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Description: INSCRIBED TO PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE PORTRAIT EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Large Photograph Signed and Inscribed, to photographer E. Willard Spurr: "To Mr. E.W. Spurr / Albert Einstein / 1931," bust portrait by Spurr himself, showing the thinker looking dreamily to the left with a soft halo of white hair. Inscribed in the image, lower right. Additionally signed by the photographer, lower left. 18x14 inches; slight fading to signature, remnants of mounting at corners verso. Np, 1931

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 43: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein,"

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Description: SAVING GERMAN CULTURE FROM NAZISM EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Frederick W.J. Haeuser of the Germanistic Society of America, in German, agreeing to add his signature to an appeal on behalf of German culture. 1 page, 4to, "California Institute of Technology" stationery; horizontal folds. Pasadena, 7 March 1933

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two Typed Letters Signed,

Lot 44: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two Typed Letters Signed, "A. Einstein," to engine manufacturer E. Paul du Pont, in German.

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Description: EINSTEIN THE SOCIALIST EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two Typed Letters Signed, "A. Einstein," to engine manufacturer E. Paul du Pont, in German. The first, stating that he has a layman's interest in economics, remarking that he keeps his thinking on such matters private until sufficiently grounded, and expressing admiration for Princeton economics professor Stuart Chase. 1 page, 4to, blind stamped letterhead at upper left; 4-inch closed tear along vertical fold repaired with tissue verso with remnants of inexpert repair recto (not affecting signature). The second, stating that he has twice read with approval Henry George's Progress and Poverty, acknowledging that they share an appreciation of Princeton economics professor [Franz] Oppenheimer, and describing points of agreement and difference as regards the economic views of himself and Oppenheimer. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; left edge verso reinforced with tissue, remnants of prior mounting at side edges verso, folds. [Princeton], 3; 13 December 1935

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 45: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to "Dear Jane," in English,

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Description: SENDING A TOY ON CHRISTMAS DAY EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to "Dear Jane," in English, expressing thanks for her Santa Claus, and sending a gift [not present]. 1/2 page, 4to; folds; matted with a portrait and framed. Princeton, 25 December 1941

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 46: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein,"

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Description: WARNING AGAINST AMERICAN ANTI-SEMITISM EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Lionel M. Ettlinger, in German, offering to help Dr. [Wladimir?] Lasareff to emigrate to America, but warning that coming to America is not obviously better than remaining in Europe as American Anti-Semitism is growing and university instructors are not as respected as they are in Europe. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery with blind stamped letterhead; folds. Princeton, 15 February 1945

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 47: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Jacob Landau, in German,

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Description: ON THE ANALOGY BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-POLITICAL CONCEPTS EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Jacob Landau, in German, declining to encourage Mr. Cuneo's intention to develop an analogy between physical and socio-political concepts. 1/2 page, 4to, blind stamped letterhead at upper edge, staple at upper left, folds. Princeton, 9 August 1948

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Lincoln Barnett. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. Signed,

Lot 48: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Lincoln Barnett. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. Signed, "A. Einstein. 49," and Inscribed, on the front free endpaper,

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Description: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Lincoln Barnett. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. Signed, "A. Einstein. 49," and Inscribed, on the front free endpaper, in German: "To send you this I wouldn't have dared, if the wife hadn't so declared." 8vo, publisher's cloth; minor smearing to inscription; dust jacket, chipped. New York, (1948); inscription: Np, 1949

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(ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 3 items Signed and Inscribed by 19th-century performers.

Lot 49: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 3 items Signed and Inscribed by 19th-century performers.

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Description: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 3 items Signed and Inscribed by 19th-century performers. Format and condition vary. Vp, vd

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(ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed, by film stars of the '30s and '40s, most to Margarita Lopez.

Lot 50: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed, by film stars of the '30s and '40s, most to Margarita Lopez.

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Description: (ENTERTAINERS.) Group of 9 Photographs Signed and Inscribed, by film stars of the '30s and '40s, most to Margarita Lopez. Each inscribed in the image. Most 10x8 inches, the others 6 3/4x5 inches; condition generally good. Np, nd

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