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Horace Mann Autograph Letter Signed.

Lot 49041: Horace Mann Autograph Letter Signed.

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Horace Mann Autograph Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 7.75" x 9.75", West Newton [Massachusetts], October 6, 1841, to Reverend H. A. Miles of Lowell, Massachusetts. Mann, an abolitionist, requests that Rev. Miles obtain and send to him a copy of J. B. French's printed "vindication of slavery." As Mann admits in his missive, he had "a curiosity to use it." Very clean with smoothed folds. The address page bears a small tear which occurred during the original opening and the folds are toned. The letter reads in full: "I hear that Mr. J. B. French of your city has written & printed, but not published, a vindication of slavery. From the account of it that has reached me, I have a curiosity to use it. Can you do me the favor, if practicable, to obtain a copy & forward it to my address? If so you will greatly oblige. Yours very truly [signed] Horace Mann." In addition to being a vocal promoter of universal and free public education, Horace Mann (1796-1859), was also an outspoken abolitionist. He wrote several pieces against slavery, many of which are included in his Slavery: Letters and Speeches from 1851. Seven years after writing this letter, he was elected to fill the Congressional seat left vacant by the death of John Quincy Adams. From his very first speech as a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, Mann spoke out against slavery in Congress.

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John Updike. Broadside, Dog's Death. [N.p.]: The Adams

Lot 45738: John Updike. Broadside, Dog's Death. [N.p.]: The Adams

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: John Updike. Broadside, Dog's Death. [N.p.]: The Adams House and Lowell House Printers, May, 1965. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Updike (this being number 39). Folio. Approximately 13.75 x 10 inches. On off-white paper. Fine. From the collection of I.D. "Nash" Flores III.

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Autograph Letter signed to Eduard Rosenbaum at the London School of Economics

Lot 89: Autograph Letter signed to Eduard Rosenbaum at the London School of Economics

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: (John Maynard, Baron Keynes, economist, 1883-1946) Autograph Letter signed to Eduard Rosenbaum at the London School of Economics, 2pp., 8vo, Ruthin Castle, Wales, 10th September 1937, ordering books from his catalogue, folds.

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John Gould autograph letter signed

Lot 256: John Gould autograph letter signed

by Sydney Rare Book Auctions

April 2, 2015, 6:00 PM AEDT

Annandale, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD1,200 - AUD1,500

Description: GOULD, John. Autograph letter signed. On letterhead from 26 Charlotte Street, Bedford Square and dated 16 November, 1874. Four pages, octavo, 202 x 125 mm, A handwritten letter signed by John Gould and addressed to William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst, informing him that the books have been shipped and suggestions on how to care for them; and asking for money. John Gould was the most famous ornithologist and bird artist of the nineteenth century. William Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, was a collector of rare books, manuscripts, antiques and works of art.

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Autograph Letter to

Lot 57: Autograph Letter to "Dear John", 4pp., 8vo, Buckingham Palace

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: ( Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, b. 1926) Autograph Letter to "Dear John", 4pp., 8vo, Buckingham Palace, 23rd February 1978, thanking him for sending "the very interesting photograph of Queen Victoria on the ice at Eastwell Park", and regretting that they will miss the premiere of a film as they will be in Balmoral at the time, folds.

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BAWDEN, Edward (Illustrator): 1. Frederic and Elfrida. A Novel by Jane Austen. Moreton-in-Marsh The Kit-Kat Press, 1987, limited edn. of 350 copies, this one numbered 4 and signed by Bawden; Plus loosely inserted a warm autographed hand written

Lot 274: BAWDEN, Edward (Illustrator): 1. Frederic and Elfrida. A Novel by Jane Austen. Moreton-in-Marsh The Kit-Kat Press, 1987, limited edn. of 350 copies, this one numbered 4 and signed by Bawden; Plus loosely inserted a warm autographed hand written

by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers

March 31, 2015, 11:00 AM GMT

Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £400

Description: BAWDEN, Edward (Illustrator): 1. Frederic and Elfrida. A Novel by Jane Austen. Moreton-in-Marsh The Kit-Kat Press, 1987, limited edn. of 350 copies, this one numbered 4 and signed by Bawden; Plus loosely inserted a warm autographed hand written letter from Bawden to John and Griselda; original wrappers. CONDITION: Fine; 2. Bliss, P: Edward Bawden. Pendomer Press, Godalming, (1980), designed by J & G Lewis, printed and bound by Scolar press; limited edn. of only 200 copies (this one not numbered, being John and Griselda's copy); and with a lithograph in separate folder. Leather backed pictorial boards and slipcase. CONDITION: Fine; 3. A 75th Birthday Exhibition. Fine Art Society, 1978, limited edn. # 29 of 800 copies. This one signed by Bawden; wrappers. CONDITION: VG; 4. A Book of Cuts. 1979, 1st. Inscribed Êto John and Griselda, 1979Ë and signed. CONDITION: Fine; 5. McLean, Ruari (edit): Edward Bawden War Artist And His Letters HHHHome 1940-45. Scolar press, 1989, 1st

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MOORE Thomas,

Lot 8101: MOORE Thomas, "Byrons Life, Letters, and Journals. In One Volume / The Life Letters and Journals of Lord Byron", John Murray, London 1901.

by Karamitsos

April 4, 2015, 2:00 PM EET

Thessaloniki, Greece

Description: MOORE Thomas, "Byrons Life, Letters, and Journals. In One Volume / The Life Letters and Journals of Lord Byron", John Murray, London 1901. pp.735. Frontpiece & numerous plates. Spine edge-wear, otherwise Fine copy.

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SAM HOUSTON (1793-1863), AMERICAN STATESMAN, POLITICIAN, AND SOLDIER, 1st AND 3rd PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER.

Lot 393: SAM HOUSTON (1793-1863), AMERICAN STATESMAN, POLITICIAN, AND SOLDIER, 1st AND 3rd PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER.

by Houston Auction Company

March 29, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: SAM HOUSTON (1793-1863), AMERICAN STATESMAN, POLITICIAN, AND SOLDIER, 1st AND 3rd PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LETTER. Pay receipt to John Buchanan for $45.00 for waiting four days at the mouth of the river and for passage and boarding bill in New Orleans for 15 days. Dated Columbia March 25, 1837, and signed by Sam Houston.

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GALSWORTHY (John; English novelist and playwright, 1867–1933) Autograph letter signed, to Professor Paul de Reul (1871-1945) Profess...

Lot 384: GALSWORTHY (John; English novelist and playwright, 1867–1933) Autograph letter signed, to Professor Paul de Reul (1871-1945) Profess...

by Cheffins

April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: GALSWORTHY (John; English novelist and playwright, 1867–1933) Autograph letter signed, to Professor Paul de Reul (1871-1945) Professor of English Literature at the University of Brussels, dated April 29, 1922, on Grove Lodge, The Grove, Hampstead headed notepaper, 1pp. Galsworthy writes to decline an invitation for lack of available time ..'I have received a kind letter from Emile Cammaerts forwarding a very charming message from you concerning my visit to Brussels...'

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2007 John Adams Uncirculated US Dollar Coin

Lot 110: 2007 John Adams Uncirculated US Dollar Coin

by Prescott Valley Consignment Auction

April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM MST

Prescott Valley , AZ, USA

Description: In brilliant mint condition. Carded in plastic.

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Autograph Letter signed to anthropologist John D. Baldwin, 4pp

Lot 53: Autograph Letter signed to anthropologist John D. Baldwin, 4pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: (Karl R., German Egyptologist , 1810-84) Autograph Letter signed to anthropologist John D. Baldwin, 4pp. & envelope, in German, 8vo, Berlin, 27th April 1870, referring to a book enquiry, ("'The Bilingual Decree of Canopus' with a translation and explanation of both texts I found this inscription in 1866 in the ruins of old Tanis each character and the whole inscription is completely preserved, and therefore it is far superior to the Rosetta inscription the Decree is for this reason particularly adapted to aid hieroglyphic studies "), folds, removed from an album.

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4 Autograph Letters to various recipients, 8pp

Lot 45: 4 Autograph Letters to various recipients, 8pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Gaston, Comté D'Eu, French prince and military commander, 1842-1922) 4 Autograph Letters to various recipients, 8pp. in Portugese, 8vo & 4to, Rio de Janeiro & elsewhere, 12th August 1870 - 10th November 1889, including: to a government minister, concerning the director of fine arts and the use of his house for the distribution of a prize on Wednesday 10th, folds, browned ; and c. 15 other pieces, letters and documents in Portugese, Italian and German, including an ALs of Isabel Condessa D'Eu, 2 letters framed and glazed, v.s., v.d. (c. 18 pieces).

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[Abraham Lincoln]: Cabinet Members.

Lot 49121: [Abraham Lincoln]: Cabinet Members.

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: [Abraham Lincoln]: Cabinet Members. This collection of ten documents includes the following: (1) Gideon Welles Letter Signed and dated July 7, 1864 on Navy Department letterhead authorizing the release of some medical records ; (2) Caleb Smith Autograph Letter Signed from Washington on January 5, 1849, replying to an autograph request; (3) Simon Cameron Autograph Letter Signed on July 8, 1861, requesting immediate action on the appointment of two applicants; (4) Simon Cameron Autograph Letter Signed on January 27, 1846, transmitting the president's message and promising to send a Committee of Patents document when ready; (5) Salmon Chase Autograph Letter Signed from Cincinnati on November 26, 1860, making excuses for not attending a Republican Jubilee, but expressing his "warmest sympathies, for they are earnest, loyal and active"; (6) Montgomery Blair Imprint: "Speech . . . on the Revolutionary Schemes of the Ultra Abolitionists . . . to the Unconditional Union Meeting" in Rockville, Maryland, inscribed at top to famous New York Herald publisher "James Gordon Bennett Esq. with the regards of M. Blair Nov. 2nd 1863" (New York: D. W. Lee, 1863, 20 pages); (7) John P. Usher Signature reading "J. P. Usher Secy of Interior"; (8) Edwin Stanton, Gideon Welles, John P. Usher, William Seward, and Salmon Chase Signatures on one page (9.5" x 7.5"). Usher has also signed on the back and included a date, January 10, 1863; (9) William Dennison Partial Document Signed; and (10) Hugh McCulloch Letter Signed dated September 19, 1867, on Treasury Department letterhead, complying with an autograph request (repaired tear, not affecting text or signature). Sold together with a book plate engraving featuring Lincoln and his Cabinet and an 1883 Kate Chase Sprague Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the delayed delivery of a piano and the prospect of being personally serenaded by the song writer to whom she is writing (daughter of Salmon Chase). From the Donald P. Dow Collection.

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A John Marsh Group of Letters, 1950.

Lot 89073: A John Marsh Group of Letters, 1950.

by Heritage Auctions

April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM PST

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: A John Marsh Group of Letters, 1950. Four letters sent by Margaret Mitchell's husband after her death, all on one page, all on personalized stationery, all typed, all from various dates in 1950, all addressed to various people, all regarding everyday business matters he had such as a deed, money owed to people, a recommendation for his household help, and his wife's policy on autographs while she was still alive; two are included with their original transmittal envelopes. 10 1/2" x 7"

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[Leaf Book]. Robert R. Dearden and Douglas S. Watson. T

Lot 45011: [Leaf Book]. Robert R. Dearden and Douglas S. Watson. T

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: [Leaf Book]. Robert R. Dearden and Douglas S. Watson. The Bible of the Revolution. Signer's Edition, Containing Original Leaves of both Old and New Testaments & an Essay Concerning It. San Francisco: Printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn for John Howell, 1930. First edition, one of only 50 copies of the Signer's Edition (this copy unnumbered). Small quarto. [2], 34 pages. With four original leaves from the Aitken Bible (1782, two from the Book of Micah, and two from the Book of Acts), a leaf from Benjamin Franklin's Confession of Faith (1745) and a facsimile of John Adams' bookplate (not called-for). The standard edition only had two leaves from the Aitken Bible. With a facsimile of a three-page letter from George Washington discussing Aitken's Bible. Unique to the Signer's Edition, is a frontispiece of the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Bound in modern full red levant morocco, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, five raised bands. Light minor occasional foxing. A handsome, fine copy of an important American leaf book. The Aitken Bible was the first complete bible in English published in the newly formed United States of America, and the Congress of the Confederation officially endorsed it; it became the only bible to ever have a congressional endorsement. Grabhorn Bibliography 131.

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John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49110: John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. One and one-quarter pages, 8" x 9.5", Charles City, Virginia, August 26, 1829, requesting Navy Secretary John Branch to consider a friend of Senator Tyler for an appointment to Surgeon of the Marine Hospital. Age-toned paper with smoothed folds. Clearly written. The future tenth president writes in part: "I presume to address you on the subject of an appointment . . . which I allude is that of Surgeon of the Marine hospital recently erected in Norfolk, and the individual whom I recommend is my esteemed and highly valued friend Doctor John Minge of this county. Of him I speak with critical exactness when I say that he is upon every ground entitled to your favour. . . . Doctor Minge was one of the earliest supporters of General Jackson being his advocate in opposition to Mr. [William] Crawford, and that he still is a decided friend to the administration."

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Labor Leader John L. Lewis Autograph

Lot 212: Labor Leader John L. Lewis Autograph

by Gordon S. Converse & Co.

April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Online, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $100

Description: Autographed letter from O. Winston Link, famous photographer and John L. Lewis, labor leader. Shipping:We are able to pack and ship this item to an address in the United States for $15.00 via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking information will be sent to your email address. Each additional item of this size would cost $7.50. This price does not include insurance. If you require insurance you will need to ship through a third party. Please inquire about international shipping costs.

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John Steinbeck Autograph Letter Signed.

Lot 49190: John Steinbeck Autograph Letter Signed.

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: John Steinbeck Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 8.5" x 9" (sight), New York, April 27, 1963, on Steinbeck's personal stationery. One year after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Steinbeck writes this playful letter to Lew Rosen of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, likely thanking him for tickets to the circus. The text and signature are bold and clear. Included is the original transmittal envelope with postmark (no stamp). The letter and envelope are matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5" x 17". The letter bears some stains in the right margin and folds. In full: "For reasons which will be apparent to you, it might be just as well if this correspondence did not fall into alien or unfriendly hands. I have your letter with its enclosure of tail hair (you see, we're in trouble already) and I am deeply grateful to you to Mr. North and to the elephant. My presumptive daughter in law will be equally grateful. Such are the hazards of marriage in these days that a little magic is no bad ingredient. Thank you again yours [signed] John Steinbeck." Two years before writing this letter, Steinbeck had published his final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent.

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HOCKNEY, DAVID Hockney's Alphabet. London: Faber & Faber, 1991. One of 250 numbered copies for sale. Bound in quarter vellum...

Lot 229: HOCKNEY, DAVID Hockney's Alphabet. London: Faber & Faber, 1991. One of 250 numbered copies for sale. Bound in quarter vellum...

by Doyle New York

April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: HOCKNEY, DAVID Hockney's Alphabet. London: Faber & Faber, 1991. One of 250 numbered copies for sale. Bound in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sides, housed in matching box. 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (32 x 24.5 cm); illustrated by David Hockney and signed by the following contributors: Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Erica Jong, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Iris Murdoch, Nigel Nicolson, John Julius Norwich, Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Pritchett, Craig Raine, Susan Sontag, Stephen Spender, and John Updike. Fine copy. This book was published to raise money for people living with AIDS. The book contains the 26 letters of the alphabet plus "&," each accompanied by a poem or short text with a full-page illustration by Hockney. C 

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Robert Adams (1917-1984)

Lot 289: Robert Adams (1917-1984)

by Barnes Thomas County Auctioneers

March 30, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Penzance, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,800 - £2,000

Description: Robert Adams (1917-1984) Studies for sculpture 1950, pen and ink, signed 12" x 18"

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Master Engraved John Adams Signed Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine

Lot 3621: Master Engraved John Adams Signed Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine

by Rock Island Auction Company

April 26, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Description: Master Engraved John Adams Signed Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine Manufactured in 1917 and subsequently custom embellished. Pinned front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 200 yards. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent date followed by "32-40". The top of the barrel and receiver at the breech have the Winchester oval proof. The underside of the receiver has the serial number stamped forward of the lever plate. The sides of the receiver are intricately engraved with tight scrolling floral vines and a punch dot background on the right face and signed "J. ADAMS" on the left beneath a deer in field scene within a circular border, surrounded by more floral vines and punch dot work. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with single barrel band and straight grip stock, with a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894-Carbine BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 32-40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 816362 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine as master embellished by master engraver John Adams, with nearly all of the custom blue finish, some minor handling marks and clear markings. The engraving is crisp and sharp. The wood is very fine, with attractive grain, a smooth gloss finish and only minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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William Osler Autograph Letter Signed.

Lot 49197: William Osler Autograph Letter Signed.

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: William Osler Autograph Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 4.5" x 6", [Baltimore], May 7, 1900, on Osler's personal letterhead addressed to [Henry P.] Bowditch regarding Bowditch's recent medical publication and address. Very clean text and paper. The text of the letter reads in full: "Just a line to say how much I appreciated your address on Medical Education. I read it all last Eve. It will do much good. I am sorry that I did not hear it. Yours ever [signed] Wm Osler." Sir William Osler (1849-1919) was a Canadian physician known as the Father of Modern Medicine. He helped establish the medical residency program and was an important figure in the early history of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Henry Bowditch was an American physician and dean of the Harvard Medical School from 1883-1893.

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PATTON, GEORGE Early autograph letter signed to his mother. [France:] 2 February, 1918. 1 1/2 page autograph letter in ink s...

Lot 262: PATTON, GEORGE Early autograph letter signed to his mother. [France:] 2 February, 1918. 1 1/2 page autograph letter in ink s...

by Doyle New York

April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: PATTON, GEORGE Early autograph letter signed to his mother. [France:] 2 February, 1918. 1 1/2 page autograph letter in ink signed "George S. Patton Jr." on recto and verso of one sheet, addressed "Dear Mama." 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (27 x 21 cm); framed with a youthful portrait and a transcription. Folds, edges toned. Patton served in World War I and at the time of this letter had been promoted to Major and was to become head of the Tank School at Langres. This letter to his mother mostly discusses Patton's helmet and other uniform issues. He also thanks his mother for a small knife she sent as well as a hat "which would be fine under a helmet if I wore one but so far I have never been near enough to need one." C 

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Hockney,

Lot 16: Hockney, "Hockney's Alphabet," London, 1991

by Auctionata US

March 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: David Hockney (1937-) - celebrated contemporary British artistEdited by Stephen Spender (1909-1995) - English poet, novelist and essayistLondon: Faber and Faber for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991One of 250 numbered copies signed by David Hockney and Stephen Spender22 of the contributing authors have also signed the book, including: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Pritchett, Erica Jong, Arthur Miller, John Julius Norwich, Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Norman Mailer, and Ian McEwan (Anthony Burgess, T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, and Gore Vidal made textual contributions but did not sign this edition)Contains 26 letters of the alphabet plus "&," each accompanied by a poem or short text with full-page color illustration by HockneyPublished to raise money for AIDS victimsGrey paper over boards, vellum spine lettered in giltQuarto; 340 mm x 255 mmFine in slipcase"Hockney's Alphabet," is a collaboration between the artist David Hockney and English writer Sir Stephen Spender to raise money on behalf of the AIDS Crisis Trust. The two met when Spender was buying Hockney's etchings, while Hockney was still a student at the Royal College of Art. For this book, Spender invited other writers to contribute original texts to accompany the letters of the alphabet drawn by Hockney. Twenty-two of the contributing authors have signed this edition, as well as Hockney and Spender.With minimal soiling to the exterior, this book is fine in slipcase. Interior very bright and clean. David Hockney (Bradford, United Kingdom, 1937--)British painter, photographer and designer David Hockney was first associated with the Pop Art movement, later renowned for his intimate portraits and naturalistic scenes of both the everyday and the artificial in California life. His early works included commercial images, which accounts for his inclusion in the Pop Art movement. Hockney's mature work draws on photographs, particularly after visiting California regularly in the 1960s, where he created painting with a flat, serene appearance. He works in a variety of mediums, including set design and photography. Hockney has held major retrospectives at the Royal College of Art in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He currently lives and works in California.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49152: Lyndon B. Johnson Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Lyndon B. Johnson Autograph Letter Signed "Lyndon." Written on a 5" x 3.75" card bearing a vignette of Johnson's ranch, this undated letter is addressed to Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and his wife, Dorothy, in part: "All you did in planning came out in one of the most beautiful . . . dinners we've attended. You were thoughtful, gracious and generous and we will always appreciate it and remember. Thanks again - [signed] Lyndon." Autograph letters by President Johnson are exceedingly scarce making this a particularly attractive piece. It is in fine condition. Accompanying the Johnson letter is a letter of provenance by a descendant of Justice Goldberg as acting executor of the estate, dated October 10, 2013, and penned on Justice Goldberg's personal Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, reading in part: "This Certificate of Authenticity . . . attests to the provenance of the accompanying hand-written note from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Justice Goldberg. This A.N.S. derived from Justice Goldberg's estate, and prior to its sale . . . on October 6, 2013, had never left the possession of his family." Arthur Goldberg (1908-1990) had served in the U.S. Supreme Court nearly three years when he was persuaded to resign his seat by President Johnson to fill the vacancy left by the death of Adlai Stevenson of ambassador to the United Nations. Goldberg accepted in the hopes that he could influence peace in Vietnam and resume his seat on the Court once the crisis was abated. He resigned his post as ambassador in 1968.

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[Camille Saint-Saëns]. Émile Baumann. Les Grandes forme

Lot 45321: [Camille Saint-Saëns]. Émile Baumann. Les Grandes forme

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: [Camille Saint-Saëns]. Émile Baumann. Les Grandes formes de la Musique. L'Oeuvre de Camille Saint-Saëns. Deuxième Édition. Paris: Société d'Éditions Littéraires et Artistiques, Librairie Paul Ollendorf, 1905. Second edition (first published in 1905). Eighteenmo in twelves and sixes (7.125 x 4.5625 inches; 181 x 117 mm.). [2, blank], [6], 475, [1, blank], [1, "Table des matières"], [3, blank] pages. Musical notation in the text. Includes an autograph letter signed by Camille Saint-Saëns to Léo Delibes, another French composer. The letter is two integral octavo leaves. Undated. Adhesive to top and right edge. Folding creases, with a tiny bit of separation on the right side. Two and a half-inch closed tear to top margin, affecting text. Contemporary three-quarter navy blue crushed morocco, ruled in gilt, over blue marbled boards. Spine ruled in blind and ruled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Original stiff paper wrappers printed in red and black bound in. Spine very slightly darkened, slight bump to head of spine and outer (morocco) edge of upper rear cover, board edges lightly rubbed in places. Paper browned and becoming brittle, a few leaves with tiny chips at the edges or corners. Newspaper clipping tipped in between pages 272 and 273, with pencil underlining and ink inscription: "Comedia, 28 Oct 07." Pencil annotation at foot of page 157. A fine copy of this fragile item. From the library of John Carroll Collins, with his booklabel on the front free endpaper.

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[John F. Kennedy]. Malcolm Perry Autograph Letter Signe

Lot 49151: [John F. Kennedy]. Malcolm Perry Autograph Letter Signe

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: [John F. Kennedy]. Malcolm Perry Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.25" x 6.75", Dallas, March 20, 1964, on Dr. Perry's professional letterhead containing his Dallas address. Dr. Perry, the first doctor at Dallas' Parkland Hospital to attend to the wounded President Kennedy when he arrived on November 22, 1963, writes to William Wright of New Hampshire about the care that he gave to President Kennedy. The doctor also makes a plea that "honor and dignity should attend any statements made as befits his position." Also included is the postmarked transmittal envelope. Both items are very clean. The letter reads, "Your confusion is understandable since I have found press releases to be generally quite inaccurate. I cannot discuss with you any particulars about any patients care, but since it is common knowledge, I did a tracheostomy and thoracostomy [thoracotomy?] on the President, the latter for sealed-tube drainage. I appreciate your interest, but I think we should remember he was President, and honor and dignity should attend any statements made as befits his position. . . . [signed] Sincerely, Malcolm Perry M.D." Dr. Malcolm Perry (1929-2009) also attended Texas Governor John Connally, who was also wounded. Ironically, Perry also cared for Lee Harvey Oswald after Jack Ruby shot him on November 24. To get away from the press, the doctor consequently moved away from Dallas.

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[Mark Twain]. Samuel Clemens Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49185: [Mark Twain]. Samuel Clemens Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: [Mark Twain]. Samuel Clemens Autograph Letter Signed "SL Clemens." One page on black-bordered mourning paper, 4.25" x 6.5" (sight), "23 Tedworth Square [London]," May 4, 1897. Clemens was living in Europe at the time he penned this letter, one year after the death of his daughter, Susy, an event which caused him great pain and likely the reason for this particular stationery, accepting an invitation for a visit, in full: "I shall be very glad indeed to come With many Thanks I am Sincerely Yours [signed] SP Clemens." Double matted with two period photocards, produced in 1897 by Twain's wife, Olivia Clemens, bearing images of Twain in a rocking chair, smoking a cigar, and short quotations from his travelogue, From the Equator, to an overall size of 18.75" x 10.5". Very slight soiling spot near the lower right corner, else a fine piece.

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Aubrey Beardsley. Autograph Letter Signed with Original

Lot 45244: Aubrey Beardsley. Autograph Letter Signed with Original

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: Aubrey Beardsley. Autograph Letter Signed with Original Envelope. On blank stationery, written at Hôtel Voltaire in Paris, envelope most marked May 14, 1897. One octavo page, written in black ink, folded horizontally as mailed, framed for an overall size of approximately 16.5 x 19.5 inches, with brass plaque. Published in The Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley (London, 1904). "My dear --- / This is a cheap / reproduction of Callot's Saint / Sebastian; I hope it may / be of some use to you. / Please let me know when / there is anything I can / do for you in Paris. / Ever yours / Aubrey Beardsley." Stationery appears fine, and envelope with only light wear as expected, though neither were removed from frame on inspection. Gray CXII. From the Collection of Ellis MacGregor Pryce-Jones.

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James Buchanan 1844 Autographed Letter Signed

Lot 1083: James Buchanan 1844 Autographed Letter Signed

by Doyle New York

April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: James Buchanan 1844 Autographed Letter Signed Served as Postmaster of Baltimore from 1845. Herewith a heartfelt A.L.S. regarding the death of his infant daughter in 1844. Letter sheet is completely intact with strong signature, the cover part has some damage from opening, overall a Fine and Scarce item of a personal tragedy. F+ C 

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ADAMS, JOHN Document Signed. [Philadelphia:] 22 July 1797. Engraved document on vellum with two large vignettes accomplished...

Lot 267: ADAMS, JOHN Document Signed. [Philadelphia:] 22 July 1797. Engraved document on vellum with two large vignettes accomplished...

by Doyle New York

April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: ADAMS, JOHN Document Signed. [Philadelphia:] 22 July 1797. Engraved document on vellum with two large vignettes accomplished in manuscript appointing John Wallington Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, signed by Adams as president and countersigned by James McHenry as Secretary of War, with an embossed seal, the document engraved by Thackara & Valance, Philadelphia. 18 x 15.5 inches (47 x 40 cm); framed. Folds with one puncture, staining along one fold, some spotting and thumbsoiling. With the cessation of Indian warfare, the Legion of the United States (as the American military was known between 1792 and 1796) was reorganized by an Act of Congress and thus these large, finely engraved vellum documents were produced. The Fourth Infantry would serve in Georgia and Tennesee during this time period. C 

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Yellow Submarine Paul and John Production Cel Setup (Un

Lot 94017: Yellow Submarine Paul and John Production Cel Setup (Un

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Description: Yellow Submarine Paul and John Production Cel Setup (United Artists/King Features, 1968). All you need is... this jacket! This great multi-layer cel setup features John holding up one of the Sgt. Pepper jackets that the lads will need to defeat the Blue Meanies. Sir Paul is inspecting the craftsmanship. They are placed on a custom background created for presentation purposes. Paul is 6" tall while John is 6.5" tall. This is one of the nicest Lennon/McCartney cel setups we have ever seen. The original Letter of Authenticity, with gold foil seal, is included. In Fine condition.

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Confederate General William Wirt Allen Autograph Letter

Lot 49047: Confederate General William Wirt Allen Autograph Letter

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Confederate General William Wirt Allen Autograph Letter Signed, With an Endorsement Signature by General Joseph Wheeler on the Verso. General Allen signs the letter, "Wm. W. Allen / Brig. Genl. Comdg." One ruled page, 5.5" x 9", "Headquarters Allen's Div., Kennedy's House," February 22, 1865. Hastily written in pencil, Allen reports on a large Union force near his front to Aide-de-Camp Lt. John G. Hudson just weeks before the Confederacy's surrender. Some staining and age-toning. The bold ink of the endorsement on the verso has bled-through. General Allen's division was part of the Army of Tennessee during the final days of the war, participating in the Atlanta Campaign and fighting against William Sherman during his March to the Sea. In this letter, Allen passes on a report of "a heavy force of the enemy's Cavalry being on that road [Chester Road]." The general then calls for reinforcing maneuvers to counter the Union movements. The endorsement on the verso reads in part: "Reports heavy force in his front / Hdq Ca Corps / Respy from J. Wheeler." It is unclear to whom Wheeler is forwarding the message, but it is dated the same day that Allen wrote the letter. Allen's division surrendered on May 3 at Concord, New Carolina.

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Nevada political autograph group

Lot 6298: Nevada political autograph group

by Holabird Western Americana

April 21, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $20

Description: McCARRAN: 1947 letter to friends. With envelope. CANNON: letter to philatelist. BIBLE: 1956 letter on running for office. CASINELLA: 1952 letter as Manager of the First National Bank. REID: 1987 letter replying to constituent. V PITTMAN: Approving $5.00 for carpet. Folds. McCARRAN: 1941 letter to constituent. Condition issues! Envelope. Two envelopes addressed to PITTMAN. ALSO an autographed 1964 Look article with political cartoonist Ronald Searle. City: State: Nevada, Circa: 1941-1987

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[Panama Canal]. Admiral John Grimes Walker Archive,

Lot 49100: [Panama Canal]. Admiral John Grimes Walker Archive,

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: [Panama Canal]. Admiral John Grimes Walker Archive, dated 1834-1904, the bulk of which date from 1881-1904, and including an impressive collection of photographs, documents, and letters regarding the storied naval career of Admiral John Walker. This large and extensive archive features material regarding the second half of Admiral Walker's career, including his peacekeeping mission to Hawaii following the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. It also includes the period he was personally chosen as an American representative by President William McKinley to negotiate for the Panama Canal. Among the many items that tell the admiral's fascinating story are two Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letters Signed; one Franklin Roosevelt Document Signed; six Grover Cleveland Typed Letters Signed; four Chester Arthur Typed Letters Signed; and three William Tecumseh Sherman Autograph Letters Signed. Other significant figures whose signed letters and documents are included are Admiral David Porter, John Hay, and several Secretaries of the Navy. This archive is well organized and has been well cared for. Many of the letters retain their original envelops. Documents and letters bear minor chipping around the edges, modestly irregular toning, and expected wear. John Walker (1835-1907) graduated at the top of his 1856 class at the Naval Academy. He served on various U.S. ships during the Civil War, including operations related to the Confederate defeats at New Orleans and Vicksburg. After the war, he served as Assistant Superintendent of the Naval Academy from 1866-1869. He continued serving his country in various roles, such as a commander of various ships and other appointed positions in the U.S. Navy. In 1882, he served several times as a temporary Naval Secretary under Presidents Chester Arthur and Grover Cleveland (presidential signed directives are included in this archive). In 1894, he was appointed rear admiral. As such, he took the White Squadron (also known as the Squadron of Evolution), to the Hawaiian Islands in 1895, where a coup d'etat threatened the islands' leadership. (The White Squadron was an important naval unit during a transitional period of the U.S. Navy.) After retiring from the navy in 1897, he was chosen as President of the Nicaragua Canal Commission. Later on June 10, 1899, Walker was chosen to serve as President of the Isthmian Canal Commission, specifically tasked with finding a route for a canal across Central America that would be under U.S. ownership and control. He led groups that surveyed for several possible routes, including through Nicaragua and Panama. At first in November 1901, he recommended a route through Nicaragua, but just two months later, he changed his recommendation to Panama upon an offer to sell rights to the U.S. for $40 million. Included in this archive are eighteen scarce and exceptional albumen photographs featuring scenes from the early construction on the Panama Canal. The images measure 9.5" x 8" (mounted on 14.25" x 11.25" mounts). One photo and mount are slightly smaller: the photo measures 9.5" x 7.5" and the mount measures 12" x 9.5". The date of November 1899 is handwritten on each, as is other identifying information in French manuscript on the reverse. These photos were primarily created for Government use and apparently were never widely distributed. Many of these them feature Caribbean workers of African origin, some with shovels and picks in hand, who were brought to the isthmus in large numbers to work on the canal. (Yellow fever and malaria carried many away.) Other photos feature the Culebra Cut, rail lines used to haul the massive amounts of dirt away, hospitals and bungalows, excavators, and more. Some bear foxing, age-toning, and minor soiling. The earliest letters in the archive are orders for Walker, then a captain, to report for various duties. The first letter is a partly-printed letter dated March 10, 1881, from Bureau of Navigation Chief William Whiting in Washington directing Captain Walker to report to Commodore Cooper to take command of the USS Powhatan, a side-wheel steam frigate in the U.S. Navy. Only weeks later, Capt. Walker received a three-page letter dated April 27, 1881, signed by William Hunt, Secretary of the Navy in President Garfield's cabinet, ordering him to report to the Navy Yards in Brooklyn, New York. On July 7, 1881, Secretary Hunt sent another letter directing Walker to prepare the Powhatan to proceed to Norfolk. In additional letters signed by Naval Secretary Hunt, he directs Walker and the Powhatan to accompany the Constitution to Rhode Island (May 31, 1881) and deliver charges in a court martial (June 15, 1881). Secretary Hunt wanted to promote Walker to Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. In an "Unofficial" letter written on Navy Department letterhead, Secretary Hunt writes on August 6, 1881, "As soon as the President [James Garfield] recovers, it is my purpose to submit to him for approval your appointment as chief of the Bureau of Navigation." President Garfield had been shot earlier on July 2. Because of Garfield's grave condition, however, Walker's promotion was delayed. In a letter dated August 20 [1881], Admiral David Dixon Porter, who had served the U.S. Navy with distinction during the Civil War, writes a letter informing Walker on the reason for the delay on his promotion: they were "only waiting for the President to sign the papers" promoting Walker. "He [the president] evidently will be very glad when he gets you there for Whiting muddles things more and more. . . . Everything is upside down in the Navy Department and it's a hard thing to keep them straight." Garfield, however, died on September 19, never signing the appointment, but Walker was, nevertheless, promoted, serving from 1881 through 1889 as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, a position that had been added during the Civil War in an effort to reorganize the Navy Department. One of its more important tasks was handling naval officer assignments. In an unpopular move during the fall of 1884, Naval Secretary William E. Chandler took away Walker's oversight of the Office of Detail, which actually assigned those naval officers. Walker, angered by the loss of this important oversight duty, sent letters to certain officials and politicians sympathetic to him. Two of their responses are included in this archive. One from Christopher R. P. Rodgers (an autograph letter signed and dated August 19, 1884) vehemently disagreed with Chandler's move. (Rodgers was a naval veteran of the Mexican War and Civil War. After the war, he served as superintendent of the Naval Academy.) Another letter from Senator William B. Allison dated August 19, 1884, also adamantly disagreed with Chandler's decision. Sporadically throughout 1882 through 1883, Walker served as President Chester Arthur and President Grover Cleveland's temporary Naval Secretary. On October 2, 1882, President Arthur sent Walker a signed letter directing him to "perform the duties of Secretary of the Navy during the temporary absence of the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable William E. Chandler." Eight days later, President Arthur sent him another letter again authorizing Walker to serve as Secretary of the Navy. Three more similar letters were sent to Walker by the president, all bearing presidential signatures (February 20, 1884, September 5, 1884, and October 10, 1884). Then on March 28, 1885, only days after Grover Cleveland's inauguration, the new president signed a letter dated March 28, 1885, again directing Walker to serve as Secretary of the Navy, this time "during the temporary absence of . . . C. W. Whitney [William C. Whitney]." (Walker still served as the Chief of the Bureau Navigation at the time.) On six other occasions and through six more signed letters, President Cleveland signed letters directing Walker to serve temporarily as Naval Secretary (April 24 1885, May 22, 1885, June 17, 1885, October 2, 1885, March 18, 1886, and March 29, 1886). In 1890, Walker was appointed commander of the South Atlantic Station. This appointment, received in a letter dated May 3, 1890, on Navy Department stationery from Naval Secretary Benjamin Tracy, moved Walker near the center of events in South America. In a typed letter signed by Secretary Tracy, Walker is relieved "from the command of the European Station" and given "command of the South Atlantic Station." The Secretary further orders Walker to Buenos Ayres. After Walker arrived in Argentina, he wrote his wife two letters dated March 1892, informing her about his stay in the Argentinian city, where the new commander visited ministers, the president, and went on a sightseeing excursion. Morale in the U.S. Department of Navy, however, was low during this time, as exemplified in many of these letters. In one letter Walker wrote as commander, he accuses "Old Tracy" (Naval Secretary Benjamin Tracy) of having "no regard for the truth." Still, Walker had pride in the Naval Department. In the second letter, he informs his wife that the trip had been a success because it showed the South Americans that the U.S. had "modern ships, guns, and appliances." Included are several letters from Admiral David Dixon Porter, who truly exemplifies the department's morale problem, to Walker. Porter's letters are often marked "Confidential." In one letter from Porter dated April 28, 1881, he decries that "The Department is now in the most wretched condition one can imagine. . . . 'The Dept. is made up of a blind man, a cripple a drunkard and a damned fool!'" In other letters written throughout the 1880s, Porter continued writing Walker, usually with interesting content. In one, he wanted to know "how the telegraph runs from Auckland through what islands & states till it reaches Europe" (March 15, 1889). In another dated March 15, 1889, Porter notifies Walker of an unreasonable request from Naval Secretary Benjamin Tracy for Porter to report on the condition of the U.S. monitors: "I told him as the vessels had been lying in the mud for twenty years that I did not see the necessity of inspecting them at once." Walker also corresponded with William Tecumseh Sherman. Three William Tecumseh Sherman Autograph Letters Signed to Walker are included, all dated 1886-1887. The general appears to be mostly interested in naval history, but in the first, dated May 12, 1886, he discusses Ulysses S. Grant's recently published two-volume Personal Memoirs, particularly Grant's opposition to the Mexican War: "You have of command Grants first volume: he is very pronounced in treaty of the Cause of the Mexican War. viz the occupation by the U.S. of the Territory between the Nueces and Rio Grande (March-April 1846). And the Battle of Palo Alto & Resacca de los Palma. . . . On page 40 he states this Mexican War is 'unholy' and on page 53 'for myself I was bitterly opposed to the measure (Mexican War) and to this day regard the war which resulted as one of the most unjust." Sherman continues the letter with his own interesting thoughts on the Mexican War. He considered the war "like Sumpter, a result, not a cause." In March 1892, Admiral Walker, now commander of the White Squadron, sailed his fleet to Argentina. Included is a fourteen-page report from the "Legation of the United States. Buenos Aires" addressed to Secretary of State James G. Blaine. But it wasn't long before Walker was called on to sail to Hawaii, where a coup d'etat threatened the islands. Problems had begun on the Hawaiian islands after 1819, when Americans had begun arriving as missionaries. As more Americans arrived, they began influencing the Hawaiian political process, which had previously been a monarchy. In 1887, a constitution transferred most of the Hawaiian monarch's power to property-owning voters, who, by that time, were mostly Americans. In 1891, Queen Lili'uokalani became the last Hawaiian monarch. Two years later, she proposed a new constitution, which was opposed by the wealthy American elite on the islands, who, instead, favored annexation by the U.S. In early 1893, a provisional government led by Sanford Dole overthrew the queen. Despite her efforts - and those of President Cleveland - in the following years to regain power, she never did. Several letters and documents in this archive show the significant involvement of Walker in the subsequent events. In 1894, he was appointed rear admiral, ordered to take his White Squadron to Hawaii one year later with the unenviable task of protecting Americans and their interests - something he proved successful at doing. One bizarre item included in this archive that was likely an anti-Cleveland propaganda piece associated with Walker's Hawaiian assignment is a printed "Secret Message" purportedly from President Cleveland to "the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States" regarding an "evil spell" directed from the provisional governor (Sanford Dole) of Hawaii to the president. According to this document, President Cleveland chose "persons connected with the Super-natural department of the 'Smithsonian' to make a through [sic] examination. The evidence secured by them, and their report, is herewith submit." The document states that Hawaii's provisional government had resorted to the "heathenish, and diabolical practice of . . . praying to death" the president. The incantations, according to this document, directed towards the president caused him, and others, to do strange things. Thus, the president directed the Naval Secretary to send Admiral Walker to Hawaii to "quickly master the art" of "praying to death" the "infamous [Sanford B.] Dole into an unholy grave." Other included letters are not as bizarre, such as a letter giving Walker specific directions for his mission to Hawaii. On March 27, 1894, Naval Secretary Hilary A. Herbert signed a typed two and one-half page letter "to be considered strictly confidential" issuing Walker "guidance while in command of the U.S. Naval Forces on the Pacific Station" at Hawaii. Walker's "purpose as Commander of the Naval Forces of the United States will be the protection of the lives and property of American citizens. In case of any civil war in the islands, whether growing out of an attempt to restore the Queen, or an attempt to establish a permanent government . . . you will extend no aid or support, moral or physical, to any of the parties engaged." Some included letters give examples of efforts made to ease the tensions between Governor Sanford Dole and the U.S. Government. In an unsigned retained copy dated June 8, 1894, from the "Legation of the United States" at Honolulu addressed to F. M. Hatch, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, an unknown writer states, "It is accepted as an undisputed truth, that Mr. Dole and his friends, precipitated a revolution in this country, last year, without giving the usual notice required by international law of their intention to do so. It is equally true that I, as the representative of the United States, engaged in a fruitless attempt at the restoration of the Monarchy, owing to the fact that President Cleveland, being the son of a clergyman, took no stock in the descendants of missionary clergymen, who invariably deteriorate in the first generation." The author continues by offering his plan so that "both parties should be taken out of the uncomfortable excavation." The plan called for Minister Hatch to say that the USS Philadelphia, then at the Honolulu Harbor, was "extremely offensive" to President Dole's government and should be removed. The author of the letter, who obviously held a position of command, would then be bound to remove the ship. Another unsigned retained copy from the "Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs" at Honolulu to A. M. Willis, Minister Plenipotentiary, concerned an excursion for Sanford Dole and John Walker. (Dole had been "impressed with the belief that Admiral Walker has, for some time, been secretly placing torpedoes in the channel of that harbor, for the purpose of destroying the 'Bonnie Dundee' which is the Flag-Ship of the Hawaiian Navy.") The letters illustrate the precarious nature of Walker's position in Hawaii. Still, he was successful in his mission and became known for his efforts as a peacemaker. In a letter from John L. Stevens, the former U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii, Stevens praised Walker for his "wise, just, and statesmanlike conduct" regarding the complicated situation at Hawaii. Stevens goes further by complaining about President Cleveland's efforts to encourage the uprising of the Hawaiian Royalists. Walker received other letters, also included in this archive, about the Hawaiian situation, such as one A. L. Judd wrote on January 29, 1895, enclosing "an account of the royalist uprising printed for the private circulation only." That printed account is four pages of a bifolium dated January 24, 1895, from Honolulu and signed by Judd. Judd has addressed the document to Walker with his holograph "Not for publication" at the top. Many other letters regarding the events in Hawaii during 1894 and 1895 are included with more content on the "royalist rebellion" and the imprisonment of Queen Lili'uokalani. This archive also contains numerous documents and letters about Walker's important role in the early American development of the Panama Canal. After two French companies failed by the mid-1890s to construct a canal connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, U.S. interest increased. Several canal routes were investigated, including those across Nicaragua and Panama. Walker was sent in late 1897 to oversee surveying for possible routes. From "San Juan del Norte," Walker notifies his wife Betty on December 17, 1897, that he had arrived off the coast of Nicaragua to begin surveying a possible route for a canal: "All our stores, instruments, provisions, &c, are here and we will soon get to work." After returning to Washington, Admiral Walker received a typed letter signed on Navy Department letterhead dated April 12, 1898, from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt requesting Walker to join him for a meeting with the War Board. (Roosevelt's signature is large and bold.) In 1899, Admiral Walker was sent to Paris for negotiations between the various parties associated with a Central American canal. In a letter from Paris on September 1, 1899, to his wife Betty regarding the American negotiations with the Panama Canal Company on a canal, Walker explains, "We have had two long sessions with the officers of the Panama Co. . . . We have closed our examination into the Engineering questions connected with the Panama Canal but the officers of the Co. ask for two weeks in which to forecast the Economic, financial, political, and commercial sides of the question, including the whole matter of rights, privileges and franchises." Four days later he writes about inspecting the Keil Canal, which was finished four years earlier and linking the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The following year on September 29, 1900, Walker received an important assignment directly from President William McKinley. As he explains to Betty, President McKinley had asked him to negotiate for the canal in Central America. "I may have to go soon to Central America to negotiate treaties with Nicaragua and Costa Rica looking to the construction of a canal. The President wishes me to go, saying that he thinks I can do it better than anybody Else and that unless Mr. Hay has something that he thinks better to propose, he intends to send me. . . . . I told the President that my presence here was very necessary, that it would be awkward to be absent from this time on . . . but he replied that nothing in connection with the canal scheme was so important as obtaining satisfactory treaties at once and that he believed I could carry the negotiations thought to a favorable conclusion. . . . It is the greatest Engineering problem the world has ever known and if successfully accomplished will go down to future generations as marking one of the greatest Epochs in the world history." Other canal-related letters are included from top ranking officials, such as Secretary of State John Hay, who, on November 30, 1900, signed a typed letter on "Department of State" letterhead asking Walker "what compensation for right of way we ought to offer Costa Rica in case we make any arrangements with them." Later on April 24, 1901, Hay signed another typed letter asking Walker to negotiate for sites for U.S. naval bases "on the eastern and western sides of the Isthmus of Panama." On January 16, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt signed a typed letter on White House stationery asking for clarification on a matter regarding the Canal Commission. Owing in part to Walker's work, the U.S. Senate approved action six months later on June 2, 1902, to pursue a Panama route, but only if the necessary rights could be obtained. On June 30, 1902, Professor John Moore wrote Walker a letter of congratulations for his important role in securing the act. But important work still remained to be done. In an interesting four-page letter written on December 6, 1903, from "Colon, Republic of Panama," Walker informed his wife of the remaining dangers still threatening the commencement of the construction of the Panama Canal: "the treaty was ratified without change [by Panama officials] . . . and then brought around to me for my inspection. Of course, I promptly cabled the President. . . . The new republic seems to be fairly on its legs. . . . The people of the Isthmus appear to be strongly in favor of the new order of things, and delighted with the prospect of work beginning on the canal. There has been a good deal of talk of the Columbians using force to bring the Isthmus under subjection again. . . . As long as the United States stands in the way, they can bring no troops here by water. . . . I think the greatest danger will come from an attempt at a coup which may possibly be made by a few men." On August 4, 1904, Walker wrote another letter to his wife from Panama on "Canal de Panama" stationery informing her that he was now "acting Governor at the Canal Zone" because the governor - George W. Davis - had left in order to tend to his ailing wife. Three days later Walker informed his wife that he was still serving as governor "in addition to [his] duties as chairman of the commission." His duties as chairman were still important because he was still negotiating with the Panama government, which feared American oppression on its people. "We have no intention of oppressing them, only wanting what is necessary and right for the production of the great work we have undertaken." This five-page letter ends the archive. The following are also included: an Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt Naval Department DS; Simon Greenleaf Autograph Letter Signed dated March 19, 1834, from Cambridge inquiring about legal remedies for landowners in Boston; presidential invitation (unsigned) dated 1890 to the White House; receipt for entertaining Brazilian naval officers (1890); military reports; various letters appointing Walker to new positions; letters regarding the Admiral Winfield S. Schley Controversy over the Battle of Santiago during the Spanish-American War; a letter notifying Walker that he had been "unanimously chosen" to join the Society of Cincinnati; five letters signed by investment banker W. Cameron Forbes offering Walker the Canal Library; more letters from Admiral David Porter; Walker's appointment in 1884 to test "the Steam Yacht 'Yosemite,'" signed by Naval Secretary William Chandler; a letter dated September 1882 from Charles Scribners & Sons asking Walker to contribute to a forthcoming publication about the "part taken by the Navy" in the Civil War; and more. This is a fascinating archive covering important events during a time in American history when the United States, aided in chief by its reorganizing navy, was expanding its global reach. It certainly merits much further research.

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George Graham Rice Autographed Pieces (Notorious Scam Artist)

Lot 5667: George Graham Rice Autographed Pieces (Notorious Scam Artist)

by Holabird Western Americana

April 20, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $500

Description: Autographed letter and 3 stocks. Rice was an infamous stock trader and scammer who went to prison, the subject of "My Adventures With Your Money" City: Goldfield State: Nevada, Circa: 1918

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Ernest Hemingway. The Nick Adams Stories. New York: Cha

Lot 45643: Ernest Hemingway. The Nick Adams Stories. New York: Cha

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April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Ernest Hemingway. The Nick Adams Stories. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1972]. First edition, inscribed by the author's son, Jack: "This collection, put together for / the first time posthumously is for me / most exciting for a couple of them / Previously unpublished was The / Last Good Country and Summer People / Summer People shed much light / on the Kate Smith (Dos Passos) / relationship with Papa in Michigan / Best Jack / Hemingway. Octavo. [ii], 268 pages. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt on front board, in original dust jacket. Board edges slightly dulled, previous owner signature, minor wear to jacket spine ends. Near fine.

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ADAMS, JOHN A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram for...

Lot 41: ADAMS, JOHN A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram for...

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April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: ADAMS, JOHN A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram for William Cobbett, 1797. Third edition. Three volumes. Modern black cloth. 8 x 4 1/2 inches (20 x 11 cm); 392; 451; 528, index. Without frontispiece, stamps, early signatures and a leaf of manuscript at front of volume 1, light spotting; Together with ADAMS, JOHN. Novanglus and Massachusettensis; or political Essays, published in the years 1774 and 1775... Boston: 1819. First edition. Bound as above. 312 pp. Ink numbering to verso of title, otherwise fine; And A Collection of State Papers, relative to the first acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of the United States, and the reception of their Minister Plenipotentiary by their H. M. the States-general of the United Netherlands. London: Fielding, 1782. Disbound pamphlet. 100 pp. Stamp, ink notation. Sabin 229; The third edition of Adams' Defence is considered the most complete edition and is the only printed during his presidency. For the first work: Howes A60; Evans 31689-31691 C The New York City Bar Association

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Autograph technical notes with drawings, 12 sheets, v.s., in pencil, n.d

Lot 27: Autograph technical notes with drawings, 12 sheets, v.s., in pencil, n.d

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (John Joseph, American electrical engineer, 1861-1932) Autograph technical notes with drawings , 12 sheets, v.s., in pencil, n.d .; and a printed booklet on Carty, v.s., v.d. (13 pieces).

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Autograph Letter signed to ?Dr. MacNeven, 3pp., sm

Lot 142: Autograph Letter signed to ?Dr. MacNeven, 3pp., sm

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Daniel, Irish nationalist leader, 1775-1847) Autograph Letter signed to ?Dr. MacNeven, 3pp., sm. 4to, Dublin, 18th June 1818, a letter of introduction on behalf of a relative travelling to America, folds, slightly affecting signature, tear starting along folds, browned, tipped-in on card.

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John Updike. Collection of Nine Signed Limited Editions

Lot 45744: John Updike. Collection of Nine Signed Limited Editions

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: John Updike. Collection of Nine Signed Limited Editions. [Various Publishers, Various Dates]. First editions, each one a lettered copy, limited to twenty-six lettered copies signed by Updike. Publisher's deluxe bindings, most were issued in slipcase. Generally fine. Titles include: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, Brother Grasshopper, Baby's First Step, From the Journal of a Leper, Three Texts from Early Ipswich, The Chaste Planet, The Afterlife, In Memoriam Felis Felis, Humor in Fiction. From the collection of I.D. "Nash" Flores III.

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens Autograph Letter Signed and Lett

Lot 49182: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Autograph Letter Signed and Lett

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April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Autograph Letter Signed and Letter Signed. In the Autograph Letter Signed (two pages of one leaf, n.p., April 6, 1891), Saint-Gaudens writes to "Mr. Bowditch" concerning an exhibition at a museum. The signature and text are written in bold, black ink. Only minor staining to the paper, which bears one smoothed fold. In part: "I regret very much that the cast of the children cannot be had for the Museum, there is no replica in any shape or cast of the Lincoln, and if I was to be represented by sculpture I should prefer to have another not those the Bellows exhibited. . . . I feel greatly honored by Prof Treur. . . . I have ordered large copies of the photograph of four or five of my works sent to you for him, you will receive them within ten days and I trust he may find them acceptable." The second letter (a Letter Signed) is dated from Paris on December 29, 1899, on four pages of blue paper to Dr. Bowditch regarding an inscription: "I think the poem very fine and suggestive. I have as yet, however, made no modifications of my scheme and in any event if I do not follow your suggestion there will have to be something in the nature of the inscription for elucidation and I will need serious help in that direction." The sculptor also asks for payments for "the Library figures . . . the payment had not yet been made . . . will it not be possible for me to send my monthly statements directly to the Trustees?" The letter is clean, save for an ink smudge through "Augustus" in the signature. Saint-Gaudens was perhaps the most famous American public sculptor of the late-nineteenth century. Among his more memorable projects are the Robert Gould Shaw monument in Boston, the William T. Sherman monument in New York City, and the bold design found on $20 gold coins minted between 1907 and 1933.

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Two Autograph albums, of signatures, letters and clipped letters, late 19th century and early 20th century, including Marconi, Irene...

Lot 398: Two Autograph albums, of signatures, letters and clipped letters, late 19th century and early 20th century, including Marconi, Irene...

by Cheffins

April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: Two Autograph albums, of signatures, letters and clipped letters, late 19th century and early 20th century, including Marconi, Irene Vanbrugh, Stanhope Forbes, Paolo Tosti, Frederick Treves, typed letter signed R.Baden Powell, also peers, military figures, bishops, etc.; together with a stipple engraving 'Francois Pilatre de Rozier', published by W.Faden 1786, 23 x 19cm (plate)

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Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Gonnsburg, 1p

Lot 107: Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Gonnsburg, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Pietro, composer, 1863-1945) Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Gonnsburg, 1p. in Italian, 8vo, Rome, 11th December 1905, a letter of introduction for Bramucci Giulio, a violinst who had been a student of Mascagni in Pesaro, saying that he would be a great addition to your theatre, folds, creased and slightly stained ; and another, a autograph musical quotation by Mascagni, 15th May 1920, together framed and glazed, v.s., v.d.

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6 Autograph Letters signed to André Breton, 11pp

Lot 121: 6 Autograph Letters signed to André Breton, 11pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: (Pierre, painter and photographer, 1900-76) 6 Autograph Letters signed to André Breton, 11pp. & 15 envelopes, in French, sm. 4to, some on Atelier du Grenier, Bordeaux letterhead, 14th May - 5th December 1955, on a variety of subjects, including discussing "L oeil" and his painting "La Comtesse Midralgar" etc.; and 8 other pieces, including a Autograph Note by Molinier, a Typed Letter draft signed by Molinier, 2 sketched plans etc., 4to (c. 24 pieces).

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[THE BEATLES] Set of The Beatles autographs on a single sheet excised from an autograph album. The sheet headed

Lot 255: [THE BEATLES] Set of The Beatles autographs on a single sheet excised from an autograph album. The sheet headed "The Beatles...

by Doyle New York

April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: [THE BEATLES] Set of The Beatles autographs on a single sheet excised from an autograph album. The sheet headed "The Beatles" (likely in Lennon's hand) and followed by the signatures of John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney. The sheet 3 x 4 1/2 inches (8 x 12.5 cm); framed with two large photographs. The left edge irregular where removed from album, tipped at corners to mount, some toning and show through from writing on verso of sheet, accompanied by a recent letter of authenticity from James Spence. C 

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Books: A collection of 5 books on Angling. To include: '' Fly Dressers Guide ''. c1970. By John Veni

Lot 305: Books: A collection of 5 books on Angling. To include: '' Fly Dressers Guide ''. c1970. By John Veni

by Dickins Auctioneers

April 3, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £50

Description: Books: A collection of 5 books on Angling. To include: '' Fly Dressers Guide ''. c1970. By John Veniard. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London. In original slip cover and dust jacket. Navy cloth bound with gilt lettering. With black and white photographs , and a selection of both colour and black and white illustrations. '' Profiles in Saltwater Angling ''. 1973. By George Rieger. Illustrated by Roy Grinnell. Published by Prentice-Hall Inc, N.J. In Original dust jacket. White cloth bound with silver tooled lettering. With black and white illustrations. '' A Book on Angling ''. Third edition. 1872. By Francis Francis. Green bound.. With black and white illustrations. Together with volume 1 and 2 of '' Fishing ''. c1904. Edited by Horace Hughes. Published by Country Life, London. Red cloth bound with gilt lettering. With black and white photographs and illustrations. (5)

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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed.

Lot 49114: Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed.

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $18,000 - $25,000

Description: Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed. One page of one leaf, 4.75" x 8", Washington, May 24, 1864. President Lincoln writes this letter to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton with instructions to promote a New Jersey colonel - "the one having best testimonials" - to brigadier general. The text and signature bold and clear. Hinged only at the top at two points to a larger stiff backing for an overall size of 9" x 12". The text and signature are clearly and boldly written. One vertical crease has been repaired. Uneven horizontal toning below the signature; otherwise, lightly age-toned with only very minor soiling. The letter reads in full: "Dear Sir, If there be any one or more New-Jersey Colonels commanding Brigades, let the one having best testimonials be nominated for a Brigadier General, if it can, or be soon as it can be, consistently done. Yours truly [signed] A. Lincoln." The president was feeling more confident about the outcome of the war by May 1864. In a letter written on the same day to John Brough, he wrote that "Every thing looks exceedingly favorable for us." But the upcoming presidential election was looming in the back of his mind. In the election of 1860, New Jersey was one of the few Northern states to vote for Democrat Stephen Douglas over Lincoln. Though Lincoln handily defeated Douglas (as well as John C. Breckinridge and John Bell) in the presidential election, the loss of New Jersey in 1860 caused the incumbent concerns as the 1864 election neared. (Knowing that Democrats had made strong gains in New Jersey's mid-term state elections of 1862 was equally worrying for the president.) Possibly hoping to strengthen his chances in the Garden State for the upcoming presidential election, the president sends this letter to the War Secretary to promote a New Jersey colonel to brigadier general. Later in August, the Democratic Party nominated George McClellan, a resident of New Jersey. Sure enough, the president lost New Jersey in the November 1864 presidential election, but he handily won the national contest. This letter is not in Roy Basler's Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln.

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Union General John Sedgwick Autograph Endorsement Signe

Lot 49086: Union General John Sedgwick Autograph Endorsement Signe

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Union General John Sedgwick Autograph Endorsement Signed with Carte de Visite. The general's endorsement appears on the reverse of a letter (one page, 7.5" x 9.75", n.p., April 25, 1864, on stationery reading "Headquarters Sixth Army Corps") from Captain & Assistant Chief Quartermaster James H. Platt Jr. of the 6th Corps. Platt had notified Captain Philip Schyler that he was forwarding "two private horses to Washington D.C. one belonging to Mr. Rutzer the other my own property." General Sedgwick endorses, "Approved / John Sedgwick / Maj General." Below the endorsement is an affixed partly-printed approval "By command of Brigadier General Patrick . . . [signed] C. E. Scoville." Sedgewick (1813-1864) was wounded at Antietam and Glendale and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter while claiming that the Confederates wouldn't be able to hit an elephant at such a distance. This toned document is carefully inset into a larger archival sheet for an overall size of 8" x 10.5". Minor soiling and age-toning. The CDV measures 2.5" x 4" and features the Connecticut general standing in uniform. The corners have been trimmed. Identifying annotations on the reverse, along with the imprint of photographer E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. Mostly clean. Also included is an engraving.

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[Katharine Prescott Wormeley, translator]. [Versailles

Lot 45062: [Katharine Prescott Wormeley, translator]. [Versailles

by Heritage Auctions

April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: [Katharine Prescott Wormeley, translator]. [Versailles Historical Series]. Comprising: The Prince de Ligne. His Memoirs, Letters, and Miscellaneous Papers. With an Introduction and Preface by C.-A. Sainte-Beuve and Madame de Staël-Holstein. In Two Volumes. [Together with:] Journal and Memoirs of the Marquis d'Argenson Published from the Autograph MSS. in the Library of the Louvre by E. J. B. Rathery. With an Introduction by C.-A. Sainte-Beuve. In Two Volumes. [And:] Letters of Mlle. de Lespinasse. With Notes on Her Life and Character by D'Alembert, Marmontel, De Guibert, etc. and an Introduction by C.-A. Sainte-Beuve. [And:] Diary and Correspondence of Count Axel Fersen Grand-Marshal of Sweden relating to the Court of France. Boston: Hardy, Pratt & Company, 1899-1902. Versailles Edition. Limited to 800 numbered sets, of which these volumes are all No. 118. Together four works in six octavo volumes (8.6875 x 5.6875 inches; 221 x 145 mm.). Photogravure portrait plates (including frontispieces), many tinted, with tissue guards, and facsimiles of manuscripts. Title-pages printed in red and black with wood-engraved vignettes. Uniformly bound by Taffin (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in of each volume) in full navy or royal blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively stamped in gilt with the royal arms of the Kingdom of France; spines in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second compartment and dated in gilt at the foot; board edges and turn-ins ruled in gilt; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt, others uncut. Multicolor (yellow, red, green) silk ribbon bookmarks. Some spines very slightly faded to a greenish blue. Light rubbing to some corners and spine extremities; a few corners very lightly bumped; free endleaves browned at the edges from turn-ins. Some light browning to uncut edges of text leaves. Bookplate removed from front free endleaf of Diary and Correspondence of Count Axel Fersen. A fine set, in handsome contemporary bindings. From the library of John Carroll Collins. Please visit HA.com/6117 for an extended description of this lot.

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