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Auction Results Related to [professor tolkein letters regarding publication]

(250 lots returned of approx. 676,893 available)

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With at least one of the words: professor tolkein letters regarding publication

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Tolkein (J R R) The Hobbit, or There and Back

Lot 3: Tolkein (J R R) The Hobbit, or There and Back

by Eldreds Auctioneers and Valuers

2012

United Kingdom

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Description: Tolkein (J R R) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, De Luxe Edition, 2nd imp, plts, pic cl gt, 8vo, slip case, 1979; The Lord of The Rings, India Paper Edition, 3rd imp, map, pic cl gt, 8vo, slip case, 1974 and four related volumes.

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MORRIS, SAMUEL AND CADWALADER. Autograph Letter Signed, from Cadwalader Morris to Samuel Morris regarding the

Lot 3: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MORRIS, SAMUEL AND CADWALADER. Autograph Letter Signed, from Cadwalader Morris to Samuel Morris regarding the

by Swann Auction Galleries

March 10, 2011

New York, NY, USA

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Description: DISCUSSING THE MARKET IN NEGROES (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MORRIS, SAMUEL AND CADWALADER. Autograph Letter Signed, from Cadwalader Morris to Samuel Morris regarding the purchase and sale of slaves. Two pages, folio, with the original addressed "envelope" bearing sealing wax and postal marks; some parting at the creases where folded; a few stains and toning consistent with age. Kingston, Jamaica, 1773

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Lot 3: (SLAVERY and ABOLITION.) Autograph Letter, from the trading firm of Samuel Vernon, to Alexander Willock a merchant, regarding a shipment of slaves,

by Swann Auction Galleries

2003

USA

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Description: (SLAVERY and ABOLITION.) Autograph Letter, from the trading firm of Samuel Vernon, to Alexander Willock a merchant, regarding a shipment of slaves, and instructing him to convert the profits into sugar and rum. One page, folio; taken from a ledger book and having ledger entries regarding Vernon's business on the verso. [Rhode Island], 21 March 1766

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[ Autographs ] Letters Regarding General Ames Upcoming Marriage ( UNION GENERAL ADELBERT AMES), Two letters in regards to Ames upcoming Marriage. 1.

Lot 4: [ Autographs ] Letters Regarding General Ames Upcoming Marriage ( UNION GENERAL ADELBERT AMES), Two letters in regards to Ames upcoming Marriage. 1.

by Early American

2003

USA

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Description: [ Autographs ] Letters Regarding General Ames Upcoming Marriage ( UNION GENERAL ADELBERT AMES), Two letters in regards to Ames upcoming Marriage. 1. Autograph Letter, Signed J.H. Morton on plain ruled paper, June 19, 1870, Wheeling, WV, 4 pages, 7.75 x 4.75 , Very Fine. A letter to Ames from a friend: It has been my fortune to see you made successively a Pro. Gov... and US Senator, and I must confess that it would afford very great pleasure to witness this crowning achievement of your career, and stand by when the law invests you with the proud title Ohusband. Morton writes further lamenting the treatment of the Army in the Congress: It may be true that Osoldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer time but it should not be forgotten by our Legislative persons that the seasons will change, and that we may soon have another vigorous winter. 2. Similar letter, July 4, 1870, Very Fine. Morton writes that he will attend the wedding, but continues to complain about the Army Department: This is the OGlorious 4th, but the OSpirit of 76 no longer moves me. Indeed, I do not think I could be moved by anything less than the explosion of a magazine of Chinese pyrotechnics placed in immediate juxtaposition to that rather sensitive part of the human form located midway between the head and heels. In short, I am no longer a patriot. (2 items)

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Judaica: Historic Letter Regarding the First

Lot 5: Judaica: Historic Letter Regarding the First

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

2008

Israel

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Description: Judaica: Historic Letter Regarding the First Attempt to Establish an Electric Power Plant on the Banks of the Yarkon. Jaffa, 1919. Unknown, historic letter regarding the first attempt to establish an electric power plant near Tel Aviv, on the banks of the Yarkon river, colloquially called in Arabic the 'Al -'Uja' river. Apparently an attempt to manufacture electricity for the Petach Tikva settlement. The 'Histadrut HaIkar HaTzair' was behind this modern idea. They requested the opinion of the 'Society of Jewish Engineers', headed by S. Atin, for its professional opinion. This is Atin's response. He opposed the establishment of the power plant for interesting reasons. The letter was sent from Jaffa on the 26th of Shevat, [1919]. Original, handwritten letter. This letter is a very important historic discovery regarding the first steps taken to light Palestine with electricity. During that same year , the renowned Rotenberg of the British government also suggested utilizing the waters of the Yarkon to manufacture electricity. In 1921his project was approved. The project was abandoned when Rotenberg realized that he would only be able to manufacture electricity for a very limited area. Original manuscript. 26 cm. [1] page. Excellent condition. Dampstaining. Original folds. 2 filing holes. O/b price$700

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) PALMERSTON, VISCOUNT LORD. Two retained secretarial copies of letters regarding the notorious case of the slav

Lot 9: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) PALMERSTON, VISCOUNT LORD. Two retained secretarial copies of letters regarding the notorious case of the slav

by Swann Auction Galleries

February 25, 2010

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) PALMERSTON, VISCOUNT LORD. Two retained secretarial copies of letters regarding the notorious case of the slave-ship "Maria de Gloria." Two small folio leaves, each folded to form four pages; one written on four sides, the other on two. Foreign Office 8 October, 1836

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AN OAK FRAMED PUBLIC NOTICE applied lettering on

Lot 13: AN OAK FRAMED PUBLIC NOTICE applied lettering on

by Penrith Farmers & Kidd's plc

2009

United Kingdom

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Description: AN OAK FRAMED PUBLIC NOTICE applied lettering on boards pertaining to the tipping of ashes and other materials, and the punishment of this activity 69cm(h) x 103cm(w)

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Joan Crawford typed letter 1961 regarding thanks

Lot 17: Joan Crawford typed letter 1961 regarding thanks

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

2012

United Kingdom

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Description: Joan Crawford typed letter 1961 regarding thanks for Christmas card on personal stationary signed Joan, with mailing envelope. Good condition

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1927 ORVILLE WRIGHT SIGNED LETTER (TLS) REGARDING SPEED & ENDURANCE RECORD

Lot 20: 1927 ORVILLE WRIGHT SIGNED LETTER (TLS) REGARDING SPEED & ENDURANCE RECORD

by Regency-Superior Auctioneers

2012

USA

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Description: A typed signed letter (7½"x11") by Orville Wright. Letter on Wright's personal stationery dated June 15th, 1927, and addressed to C.F. Schory of the National Aeronautic Association. Letter content regarding an upcoming trial for a World's record for load carrying, speed and endurance to be made at the Wright Field. Wright has signed his name in bold black fountain pen. Letter in Fine condition with only staple holes along upper left side. Very Fine.

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Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

Lot 20: Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Typed Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, to L.F. Livingston, regarding postal covers sent to him for his collection

Condition Report: Roosevelt letter with some minor staining, stapled at top to the other material; very good.

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1920s SIGNED LETTERS & DOCUMENTS REGARDING LADY MARY HEATH

Lot 25: 1920s SIGNED LETTERS & DOCUMENTS REGARDING LADY MARY HEATH

by Regency-Superior Auctioneers

2012

USA

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Description: More then a dozen letters & documents regarding Lady Mary Heath, one of the pioneering Women of early aviation. Hailing from Ireland, Heath had several firsts for women in flight, including first to hold a commercial flying license, the first to parachute from an airplane, but she is probably best known for her flight in a small open cockpit from Cape Town, South Africa, to London, the first person to do so, man or woman. Lot carries several letters, both typed and handwritten, along with other items such as telegrams, pictures, and more; total of twelve of her signatures in this group of letters. Items all from her heyday, 1927 to 1929. Fascinating historical items found here!

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Autograph letter signed by Percy Boomer to Dr. R.H. Ehrenberg, Director of the Public Health Bureau in Granite Falls, Minnesota

Lot 27: Autograph letter signed by Percy Boomer to Dr. R.H. Ehrenberg, Director of the Public Health Bureau in Granite Falls, Minnesota

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2006

USA

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Description: Autograph letter signed by Percy Boomer to Dr. R.H. Ehrenberg, Director of the Public Health Bureau in Granite Falls, Minnesota. 2-pages, 44 lines, autograph letter signed by Percy Boomer from Sunningdale Golf Club in Berks, England, to Dr. Ehrenberg, which is a follow up letter from other letter by Boomer to Dr. Ehrenberg also in this sale. Includes a 2-page (46 lined) autograph article titled "The Press forward" (dated March 1, 1944), which is discussed in great length in this two-page letter. Inked "Sunningdale Golf Club" in Berkshire, England on the top of the letter (first page). Measures 13x8". Includes the original mailing envelope.Nicely detail letter, carefully thought out impressions as eluded to in Percy's earlier letter (also offered in this sale). Discusses specific golf techniques and ideas and the proper approach to the game of golf. "With over 30 years of teaching as my background it took me close to four years to write a book...You ask if the 'press forward' is part of the preparatory movement...You say in your letter I take up the stance, 'moving about within it'. I shall borrow that if you don't mind...'Seeing is learned too' you say. That excites me. Please let me know your approach to it via the golf ball. Mine's outlined in the book...I hope to meet you one day & the Professor, over a mug of lager, when this bloody business is over [i.e. WWII]. Both Aubrey [Percy's brother] & my son are fighting. We keep going hoping to see them here again soon...sincerely Percy Boomer."

Condition Report: Letters with original folds, else fine; edge wear to envelope. Amazing insights by one of the greatest golf teachers of all time.

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Judaica  Wissotzky [Wissotzky Tea]. Letters Regarding Settling Palestine. Warsaw, 1898.

Lot 29: Judaica Wissotzky [Wissotzky Tea]. Letters Regarding Settling Palestine. Warsaw, 1898.

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

July 7, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: 196 letters sent by Klonymous Zeev Wissotzky, founder of the famous tea company, to members of the Jewish community, regarding settling Palestine, Warsaw, 1898. With a portrait of Wissotzky on an entire page. 22.5 cm. [4], [2], 336, vi pages. Original brown binding. Decoration on the binding. Lightly rubbed. Bookplate. Nice, impressive copy. Wissotzky, founder of the famous tea company, was a Jewish -Russian philanthropist who passionately assisted the Palestine settlements. Only, very rare edition.

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Judaica  Wissotzky [Wissotzky Tea]. Letters Regarding Settling Palestine. Warsaw, 1898.

Lot 29: Judaica Wissotzky [Wissotzky Tea]. Letters Regarding Settling Palestine. Warsaw, 1898.

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

July 7, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: 196 letters sent by Klonymous Zeev Wissotzky, founder of the famous tea company, to members of the Jewish community, regarding settling Palestine, Warsaw, 1898. With a portrait of Wissotzky on an entire page. 22.5 cm. [4], [2], 336, vi pages. Original brown binding. Decoration on the binding. Lightly rubbed. Bookplate. Nice, impressive copy. Wissotzky, founder of the famous tea company, was a Jewish -Russian philanthropist who passionately assisted the Palestine settlements. Only, very rare edition.

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Tennessee Letter Regarding the Sale of Slaves, 1838

Lot 39: Tennessee Letter Regarding the Sale of Slaves, 1838

by Cowan's Auctions

2009

USA

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Description: Ely, A.S. Possibly a plantation manager or slave dealer, 2pp, 8vo, "Fayett County, Tennessee." November 12, 1838. To Colonel John McNeill. Most likely written to an owner regarding the sale of slaves, Ely discusses the following: ...We were not able to inform you any thing about the price of negroes in our other letter to you. Negro men are worth $850 and others in proportion. We have been offered fifteen thousand dollars in Tennessee money for the whole of negroes but do not think it advisable to sell them for that amount...we have heard...from Louisiana a few days since...negro men is worth from one thousand to twelve hundred dollars...we think from what we can learn our surest & best & cheapest rout will be to get on board of a steamboat at Memphis...we are truly anxious to heare from you...I have been over into Mississippi. I think we can sell there verry well but I do not believe from what I can learn that it would do to risk their money...

Condition Report: Expected folds; some wear along the folds; some edgewear.

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A cased set of Tolkein Lord of the Rings, four

Lot 43: A cased set of Tolkein Lord of the Rings, four

by Chippenham Auction Rooms

2012

United Kingdom

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Description: A cased set of Tolkein Lord of the Rings, four volumes.

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AN HOMAGE TO DEAN KELLAR HOUDINI, HARRY.  Typed Letter Signed, to Frederick Eugene Powell, speaking of the death of Kellar and send his regards to

Lot 45: AN HOMAGE TO DEAN KELLAR HOUDINI, HARRY. Typed Letter Signed, to Frederick Eugene Powell, speaking of the death of Kellar and send his regards to

by Swann Auction Galleries

2002

USA

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Description: AN HOMAGE TO DEAN KELLAR HOUDINI, HARRY. Typed Letter Signed, to Frederick Eugene Powell, speaking of the death of Kellar and send his regards to Powell's wife. One page, 4to, on Houdini Picture Corporation letterhead; with Autograph additions, "Pardon Rush" and "Regards to Mr. Ditmar." New York, 12 March 1922

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Letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch Regarding the Redemption

Lot 49: Letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch Regarding the Redemption

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

July 13, 2011

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: "Letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch regarding the redemption". [Jerusalem?, 1942].During World War II, Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950) spoke a lot of the Messiah and redemption. This is a proclamation printed in those days [apparently by his Chassidim in Jerusalem].C. 21 cm. Good condition, light stain.Bibliographically unknown.

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Professor J.R.R.Tolkein - four letters regarding the publication of The Silmarillion

Lot 50: Professor J.R.R.Tolkein - four letters regarding the publication of The Silmarillion

by Gorringes

2007

United Kingdom

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Description: Professor J.R.R.Tolkein - four letters regarding the publication of The Silmarillion The first from Tolkien to a Mr Hooton dated 13.Feb.1963 stating that "am deep in snow rather than term''s work...but The Silmarillion is being worked out.". Another from Rayner Unwin to Hooton regarding the publication dated 23.May1967. Another from Hooton to Tolkien hoping for imminent publication in England dated 14.June1967 and a letter in response from Tolkien to Hooton regarding the delay in publication due to American copyright law dated 16.June 1967.

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(CIVIL WAR.) EMORY, WILLIAM H. Autograph Letter Signed, to Colonel Taylor, regarding the murder of Lieutenant Meigs, writing that a detective has

Lot 54: (CIVIL WAR.) EMORY, WILLIAM H. Autograph Letter Signed, to Colonel Taylor, regarding the murder of Lieutenant Meigs, writing that a detective has

by Swann Auction Galleries

2005

USA

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) EMORY, WILLIAM H. Autograph Letter Signed, to Colonel Taylor, regarding the murder of Lieutenant Meigs, writing that a detective has just informed him that Meigs was killed by an Alabama soldier in Roper's command. 1 page, folded 8vo sheet with integral blank. Cumberland, 21 September [1865?]

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Fabulous Content Letter Regarding Lafayette and the French Revolution to Edward Everett (EDWARD EVERETT). Congressman and Senator from Mass.,

Lot 57: Fabulous Content Letter Regarding Lafayette and the French Revolution to Edward Everett (EDWARD EVERETT). Congressman and Senator from Mass.,

by Early American

2005

USA

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Description: Fabulous Content Letter Regarding Lafayette and the French Revolution to Edward Everett (EDWARD EVERETT). Congressman and Senator from Mass., overseer of Harvard University, Abolitionist and best remembered for speaking for two and a half hours at Gettysburg, prior to Lincoln's famous address. Overseas mailed and addressed 3.5 page Autograph Letter Signed mailed from Paris, France by a Dr. Howe, dated Oct. 28, 1830, to Edward Everett, Very Fine. This letter has fabulous and extremely historic content regarding the July Revolution and that the public sentiment is that Lafayette, as Commander of the National Guard of France is growing too old and speaks to the feeling within France of the Crisis Politics of the day. In part: I mingled often among them (the mob), I learned the sentiment of many = unemployed workmen, & foolish boys - pushed on by others evidently of another rank in disguise, rallied round the cry of mort aux minitevis, justice, justice = vengence!... the very mob who thus suddenly proclaimed a blood thirsty disposition... In total, over three pages of exceedingly moving, historic documentation of the mod and mood in Paris of the day. This outstanding content letter was mailed to Everett from Paris to Charlestown, Mass., and then forwared to him in Washington, D.C., having a Chareltown Mass. Dec. 25in postmark with the date in red ink manuscript, originally rated for 20.75in (Postage) but crossed out and marked Free in Charlestown. Thus, this letter was mailed by Ship entirely for Free from Paris to Washington, D.C.

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[ AUTOMOBILIA ] Profile Publications Automotive Library collection, all 96 issues of this well regarded and highly collectible work have been

Lot 61: [ AUTOMOBILIA ] Profile Publications Automotive Library collection, all 96 issues of this well regarded and highly collectible work have been

by L'art et L'automobile Gallery

2005

USA

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Description: [ AUTOMOBILIA ] Profile Publications Automotive Library collection, all 96 issues of this well regarded and highly collectible work have been assembled for this lot, published starting in 1966, each issue covers a specific vehicle written by an expert on that marque or model, with excellent illustrations by noted artists and historic photographs, model covered range from racing Mercedes to Rolls-Royce, Duesenberg to Citroen, both production and competition models are featured, hard to find the entire run of this publication together for one price, b&w photos, English lang., 10 p. each volume, 7in. x 9.5in. , A- cond., (very minor to moderate handling wear), lot of 96. E500- 700. Starting Bid

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(CIVIL WAR.) Letter to John E. Boos regarding General Grant.

Lot 62: (CIVIL WAR.) Letter to John E. Boos regarding General Grant.

by Swann Auction Galleries

March 18, 2010

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) Letter to John E. Boos regarding General Grant. 4 pages on 3 leaves, various sizes; small binding holes on left margin. Naches, WA, circa 1920s?

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64. French Publication with Letter

Lot 64: 64. French Publication with Letter

by Tom Closser Auctions

2012

USA

Description: 64. French Publication with Letter

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Typed Letter Signed by Richard E. Byrd, to James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau, regarding lecture engagements and other matters

Lot 64: Typed Letter Signed by Richard E. Byrd, to James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau, regarding lecture engagements and other matters

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Typed Letter Signed by Richard E. Byrd, to James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau, regarding lecture engagements and other matters

Condition Report: Paper slightly toned, near fine.

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Margotti Anacleto - 2 lettere autografe firmate inviate al Professor Fontana a Ravenna.

Lot 65: Margotti Anacleto - 2 lettere autografe firmate inviate al Professor Fontana a Ravenna.

by Gonnelli Casa d'Aste

2012

Italy

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Description: Margotti Anacleto, 2 lettere autografe firmate inviate al Professor Fontana a Ravenna. Imola, 1968. Manoscritti a penna blu su carta intestata dell'artista. 2 carte, scritte 3 pagine. Buste e francobolli conservati. Con un disegno a pennarello nero e matita rossa (al recto della lettera del 31 gennaio 1968). Dimensioni varie. Il pittore romagnolo, per molti anni amico di Marinetti, ringrazia Fontana per un piacere concesso alla nipote: «ha ricevuto oggi la pensione che tanto attendeva e di cui - date le sue condizioni di salute - ha tanto bisogno [...]» (lettera del 31 gennaio 1968). Invita inoltre il Professore all'inaugurazione della "X° Nazionale d'arte figurativa" di Imola, inviando la tessera d'onore (lettera del 10 settembre 1968). (2)

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(CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, to Admiral Daniel D. Porter, letter of introduction for Professor Charles Davis, requesting

Lot 66: (CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, to Admiral Daniel D. Porter, letter of introduction for Professor Charles Davis, requesting

by Swann Auction Galleries

2005

USA

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, to Admiral Daniel D. Porter, letter of introduction for Professor Charles Davis, requesting that he show him the Academy. 1 page, folded 8vo sheet, with integral blank. Washington, 22 January 1868

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Early Lot of 3 CBS Letters Regarding Captain Kangaroo

Lot 66: Early Lot of 3 CBS Letters Regarding Captain Kangaroo

by Nate D Sanders

2013

USA

Description: Lot of three 1950's letters from the CBS network regarding Captain Kangaroo: (1) typed letter signed from CBS President J.L. Van Volkenburg congratulating Keeshan on his best children's show performer Billboard award: ''…no one came close to you. This is as it should be…'' 1pp. dated 5 July 1956 on CBS letterhead measures 7.25'' x 10.5''; (2) typed letter signed on 19 March 1958 from CBS President Louis G. Cowan thanking Keeshan for his thoughtful note, with additional penned note congratulating Keeshan on winning a prize. 1pp. on CBS letterhead measures 7.25'' x 10.5''; (3) typed letter signed from CBS President Frank Stanton to Gene Shalit thanking him for a newspaper article on Captain Kangaroo: ''…We continue to be proud of the fine program Bob Keeshan brings to the youngsters…'' 1pp. on CBS letterhead dated 31 March 1959. Measures 6'' x 8''. Toning to all letters, most notably to the 1956 letter. Overall very good.

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[REVOLUTIONARY WAR] Fascinating letter regarding

Lot 68: [REVOLUTIONARY WAR] Fascinating letter regarding

by Signature House

2008

USA

Description: [REVOLUTIONARY WAR] Fascinating letter regarding rumors and news exchanged by anxious soldiers and colonists during a critical period of the American Revolution. The writer, a regimental officer, makes reference to Brigadier General of NY Militia George Clinton who subsequently became the first governor of New York, and to Major General Thomas Mifflin serving under Washington in the Continental Army. War-date ALS, 1p, 8"x4", Fishkill [NY], Jan 4, 1777 Abraham B. Bancker writes to his father relaying the latest war news: "Since Closing my Letter General G. Clinton brings the Acct. of General Miflin [sic] having taken 300 of the Enemy Prisoners near Paramus - which may be depended upon. Another Acct. from the Eastward says 500 of the Enemy are made Prisoners at Rhode Island, brave News for all Honest Americans. I Remain as before - Honoured Father Your Ever Lovg: & Dutifull Son Abm: B. Bancker." Partially separated vertical folds with no paper loss repaired with clear tape on verso and a single small remnant at top recto; else in very good condition. This is more likely to have been a misreporting of the Battle of Princeton. On Jan 2 General Mifflin led a force of 1600 new recruits gathered in and around Philadelphia to reinforce Washington's troops near Trenton, together with General Cadwlader and his troops, before the Battle at Princeton the next day, this after he had skillfully managed to recruit, train and send troops from Philadelphia to aid in the Battle of Trenton in addition to orchestrating the re-supply of the ragged troops necessary for Washington to attempt the battle. After their victory at Princeton in which 300 prisoners were taken, Washington's troops moved safely north into the hills of Northern New Jersey where they harassed the British and went into winter quarters at Morristown. Therefore, General Mifflin was nowhere near Paramus during this time period. Washington had reported that the British suffered 500 in casualties and prisoners taken at Princeton, but there is no historical reference to the capture of 500 enemy soldiers in Rhode Island at this time. ABRAHAM BOLEN BANCKER (1754-1806), the son of New York mercantile businessman Evert Bancker (1721-1803), a member of the Committee of One Hundred at the beginning of the Revolution, was a lieutenant in the First Regiment of the Line under Col. Goose Van Schaick, and served as commissary of prisoners (1777-79). As Bancker served in this capacity, it may be noted that the Dutch Reform Church in Fishkill was used as a military prison during the Revolutionary War. Postwar, he was clerk of the NY Senate and secretary to the Convention that was called to ratify the Constitution in 1788 Est: $200-400

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J R R TOLKEIN

Lot 68: J R R TOLKEIN "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" BOXED SET,

by Kensington Bond

2010

South Africa

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Description: J R R TOLKEIN "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" BOXED SET, Allen & Unwin, c1965, all three books with dust covers in a cardboard slip cover.

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[ U.S. Postal History ] Adams & Co., Express, Columbia. Blue oval handstamp on 1853 folded letter to Benecia, letter regarding organization of the

Lot 75: [ U.S. Postal History ] Adams & Co., Express, Columbia. Blue oval handstamp on 1853 folded letter to Benecia, letter regarding organization of the

by Rumsey Auctions

2003

USA

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Description: [ U.S. Postal History ] Adams & Co., Express, Columbia. Blue oval handstamp on 1853 folded letter to Benecia, letter regarding organization of the Military Company in town, Very Fine. Estimate

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M. REGARD

Lot 75: M. REGARD

by Thierry de Maigret

2013

France

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Description: M. REGARD Coupe de fruits à la pastèque Huile sur toile, signée en bas vers la gauche 60 x 81 cm

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Books -  Tolkein (J.R.R.)

Lot 77: Books - Tolkein (J.R.R.)

by Woolley & Wallis

2011

United Kingdom

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Description: Books - Tolkein (J.R.R.)

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Autograph Letter Signed by John Cryder in London, to his business partner William Wetmore in New York, regarding the Opium War in China and its impact on trade relating to Wetmore's trading house in Canton

Lot 77: Autograph Letter Signed by John Cryder in London, to his business partner William Wetmore in New York, regarding the Opium War in China and its impact on trade relating to Wetmore's trading house in Canton

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed by John Cryder in London, to his business partner William Wetmore in New York, regarding the Opium War in China and its impact on trade relating to Wetmore's trading house in Canton

Condition Report: Some passages lightly underlined in pencil, else very good.

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Four letters from the 1830s regarding Wetmore's business dealing in South America

Lot 79: Four letters from the 1830s regarding Wetmore's business dealing in South America

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Four letters from the 1830s regarding Wetmore's business dealing in South America

Condition Report: Creased from mailing, light wear; very good.

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: Autographs. J.R.R. Tolkein autograph in black

Lot 80: : Autographs. J.R.R. Tolkein autograph in black

by Warwick & Warwick Limited [Collectables]

2009

United Kingdom

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Description: : Autographs. J.R.R. Tolkein autograph in black ink, dated 14th July 1972, on the reverse of an office memo, 20 x 12.5 cm, from Allen & Unwin, his publishers, requesting their driver (our vendor's late ....

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Professor C

Lot 84: Professor C

by Winter Associates, Inc.

March 9, 2009

Plainville, CT, USA

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Description: Professor C.E. Fiaschi (Italian, 19th/20thC.), carved alabaster bust of a woman on black marble stand, signed "P.C.E. Fiaschi, Firenze, made in Italy" verso, small chip on right cheek, some light wear to surface, 13" h. x 11" w. x 6" d.

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Letter correspondence from May 1956 regarding the

Lot 85: Letter correspondence from May 1956 regarding the

by The Auction Company Broadway

2012

United Kingdom

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Description: Letter correspondence from May 1956 regarding the musical score of "The Sleeping Prince" consisting of individually typed letters including those signed by Laurence Olivier, Terence Rattigan, Hugh Beaumont and Vivian Ellis, together with a Christmas card with Vivien and Laurence Olivier crossed out alternatively signed 'from your Coconut Girl and Sleeping Prince'.

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Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate at Havana regarding the release of an American seaman held in the stocks in Cuba

Lot 87: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate at Havana regarding the release of an American seaman held in the stocks in Cuba

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate at Havana regarding the release of an American seaman held in the stocks in Cuba

Condition Report: Paper browned, creased, splitting at folds; very good.

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Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consul at Havana regarding the return of a mutinous American seaman

Lot 89: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consul at Havana regarding the return of a mutinous American seaman

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consul at Havana regarding the return of a mutinous American seaman

Condition Report: Paper browned, creased, splitting at folds, Spanish translation with some chipping at edges; very good.

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 90: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to John G. Moore, in English, regarding conscientious objectors, pacifism and the war. 1 page,

by Swann Auction Galleries

2005

USA

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Description: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to John G. Moore, in English, regarding conscientious objectors, pacifism and the war. 1 page, single 4to sheet, personal stationery; small tape repair on verso, ink mark along the top margin. Princeton, 30 March 1942

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Autograph letter, signed, from U.S. Consul to the Captain General of Cuba regarding the U.S. Schooner Porpoise

Lot 90: Autograph letter, signed, from U.S. Consul to the Captain General of Cuba regarding the U.S. Schooner Porpoise

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph letter, signed, from U.S. Consul to the Captain General of Cuba regarding the U.S. Schooner Porpoise

Condition Report: Light wear and foxing; very good.

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 91: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Heinrich Schalit, in German, regarding Rabbi Stephen Wise. 1 page, single 4to sheet.

by Swann Auction Galleries

2005

USA

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Description: EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Heinrich Schalit, in German, regarding Rabbi Stephen Wise. 1 page, single 4to sheet. Princeton, 27 November 1946

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Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate in Havana regarding American deserters held in Cuban prisons

Lot 92: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate in Havana regarding American deserters held in Cuban prisons

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph Letter, signed, from the U.S. Consulate in Havana regarding American deserters held in Cuban prisons

Condition Report: Paper browned, creased, some short splits at folds; very good.

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Autograph Letter, signed, from the American Consulate regarding the imprisonment of a mutinous American crew in Cuba

Lot 94: Autograph Letter, signed, from the American Consulate regarding the imprisonment of a mutinous American crew in Cuba

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May 8, 2014

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: Autograph Letter, signed, from the American Consulate regarding the imprisonment of a mutinous American crew in Cuba

Condition Report: Paper browned, creased, splitting at folds; very good.

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LAWRENCE, T.E. Two autograph letters signed (

Lot 96: LAWRENCE, T.E. Two autograph letters signed ("TE Shaw") to Whitney H. Shepardson regarding the

by Christie's

2004

USA

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Description: LAWRENCE, T.E. Two autograph letters signed ("TE Shaw") to Whitney H. Shepardson regarding the publication of and subscription to Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Dorset, 15 October 1924 and 4 June 1925. Together 4 pages, 4to and 8vo, the first with envelope, one small marginal stain to second letter. With a typed letter signed by the Director of the Bank of Liverpool to Shepardson acknowledging receipt of payment for the book. Together 4 items. "YOU ARE FOOLISH TO WANT A COPY... SERIOUSLY, IT ISN'T ANY EARTHLY GOOD" Lawrence writes two detailed letters to Shepardson in New York regarding the publication and purchase of Seven Pillars. 15 October 1924: "Really you are foolish to want a copy. It's a thirty-guinea book, of which so many copies are being sold as will meet the printing bills (about 120 copies perhaps) with some offprinted of the unadorned text for the twenty or thirty fellows who shared the campaign with me. I can't give them 30-guinea presents: they can't buy 30-guinea books. So I want the subscribers to pay for my generosity in giving them free copies. The prime cost lies in the pictures (about 60, many in colour, at 10/- a print!) and the pictures are only an unjustifiable whim of mine. They have been done by British artists whom I liked, & who would work for me. Such a luxury book is for the idle rich. Mrs. Lamont is getting one. Huntingdon [sic] and Pierpont Morgan aren't!... Do you feel justified in chucking away so much on an amateur production? The writing is pretentious, dull, hysterical, egotistical, & preternaturally long. No human being has ever been to the end of it. They return it, thumbed to almost half-way, with pretty speeches. So long as I hold it secret, & the sight of it is a boast, so long it will be praised. Seriously, it isn't any earthly good. It costs as I have said, may be a year yet in printing, & is horrible in parts." He goes on to discuss the American edition: "There will be an American edition, to secure copyright. Doubleday, probably. He has made a reasonable estimate. It would be printed at my expense, two copies for Congress Library, or whatever the show is, & eight for sale: the sale price will be prohibitive, so that they will never sell, & the edition will never be exhausted, & no one may pirate! I suggest 1000 dollars, but F.N.D. [Doubleday] hasn't yet considered what is above-high-water mark in U.S.A. Tell me, please, if you are knowing!" Lawrence goes on to say that if, despite his warnings, Shepardson is still interested, he may send 15 guineas (balance due when he receives the book) to his bank in Liverpool. "Let me strongly urge you not to. I have 90 subscribers, so there is no urgency--on the point of helping lame dogs!" Doran published the first American edition in 1926 in an edition of 22 copies: 6 for Lawrence, 2 for the Library of Congress, 4 for Doran and 10 for sale at a cost of $20,000 each. Clearly Lawrence's figure provided to Shepardson was not prohibitive enough. Lawrence's second letter discusses the publication of an abridgement: "I got tired of the slow collection of subscription: so instead sold (for £3000) an abridgement of 1/3 of my rotten book to an English publisher called Cape (Doran in America... do you call it America? U.S.A. some pedants say) for publication in 1927. The £3000 has paid for the limited edition, I hope. So I want fewer subscribers, not more... All subscribers are receiving a sample of the book in a few weeks, with an invitation to recall their money, if they in the least dislike the apparant nature of their purchase. I hope to lose twenty of the ninety, that way..." Lawrence privately printed the Notice to Subscribers on 1 June 1925, providing an estimate of the time required to provide an adequate edition, and the Note from T.E. Shaw to His Subscribers in 1926, which announced that the book was then ready and requested balance of payment (see O'Brien A037, A038). (4)

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(CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.) Letter Signed by Thomas J. Mitchell, the Indian agent at Fort Peck, to Elizabeth B. Custer, regarding the recovery of the

Lot 97: (CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.) Letter Signed by Thomas J. Mitchell, the Indian agent at Fort Peck, to Elizabeth B. Custer, regarding the recovery of the

by Swann Auction Galleries

2004

USA

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Description: (CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.) Letter Signed by Thomas J. Mitchell, the Indian agent at Fort Peck, to Elizabeth B. Custer, regarding the recovery of the General's possessions, and expressing condolences, written less than 6 months after the Battle of Little Big Horn. 1 1/2 pages, folded 4to sheet; usual folds. Fort Peck, 9 December 1876

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Judaica | Broadside: 'Public Letter' - Jerusalem 1927.

Lot 99: Judaica | Broadside: 'Public Letter' - Jerusalem 1927.

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

December 7, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Protest broadside from Rabbi Moshe Pritzker, Rabbi of Berditchov, 'currently in Jerusalem', against the 'Kol Yisrael' newspaper of Agudat Yisrael that publicized a supposed quote heard from Rabbi Kook regarding the profanation of the Shabbat in the Kibbutzim, though Rabbi Kook denied these words. Jerusalem [1927].33x23 cm. Fine condition. Margins in slightly used condition, not affecting text. The broadside features a strong protest: Rabbi Pritzker writes 'have you paid attention to the number of Torah commandments that you have transgressed upon publicizing a libelous claim....'.

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Judaica | Broadside: 'Public Letter' - Jerusalem 1927.

Lot 99: Judaica | Broadside: 'Public Letter' - Jerusalem 1927.

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

December 7, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Protest broadside from Rabbi Moshe Pritzker, Rabbi of Berditchov, 'currently in Jerusalem', against the 'Kol Yisrael' newspaper of Agudat Yisrael that publicized a supposed quote heard from Rabbi Kook regarding the profanation of the Shabbat in the Kibbutzim, though Rabbi Kook denied these words. Jerusalem [1927].33x23 cm. Fine condition. Margins in slightly used condition, not affecting text. The broadside features a strong protest: Rabbi Pritzker writes 'have you paid attention to the number of Torah commandments that you have transgressed upon publicizing a libelous claim....'.

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GROUP OF LETTERS REGARDING U.S. PRESIDENCIES: Incl. Jackson, Lincoln, Taft, T.R & F.D. Roosevelt,

Lot 101: GROUP OF LETTERS REGARDING U.S. PRESIDENCIES: Incl. Jackson, Lincoln, Taft, T.R & F.D. Roosevelt,

by Braswell Galleries

November 22, 2010

Norwalk , CT, USA

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Description: GROUP OF LETTERS REGARDING U.S. PRESIDENCIES: Incl. Jackson, Lincoln, Taft, T.R & F.D. Roosevelt, 1wh, 2p

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