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Autograph Letter signed

Lot 18: Autograph Letter signed "Madame" to her brother, Cardinal Fesch, 1p

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: (Maria Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon I, 1750-1836) Autograph Letter signed "Madame" to her brother, Cardinal Fesch, 1p. in French, 8vo, Albano, 24th July 1827, whose letter she has received and would be happy to see him whenever convenient, hoping he is in good health, and forwarding a letter from her daughter-in-law Julie Clary, wife of her son, Joseph, now living in the United States, and asking for the letter to be returned to her as she is worried by the black seal, if as some misfortune has occured she is anxious to know of it, folds, slightly browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed contessa, 2pp

Lot 160: Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed contessa, 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

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Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: (Giacomo, composer, 1858-1924) Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed contessa, 2pp. in Italian, 8vo, Grand Hôtel de Londres letterhead, Paris, 7th December 1906, regretting that the rehearsals of Madame Butterfly are not sufficiently advanced for him to be able to give an exact date for the first performance, folds, browned, slightly damp-stained in edges, framed and glazed.

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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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Autograph Letter signed to Théophile Steinlen, 3pp

Lot 132: Autograph Letter signed to Théophile Steinlen, 3pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: ( pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist, 1820-1910) Autograph Letter signed to Théophile Steinlen, 3pp., 8vo, Cannes, Hôtel de Paris, 2nd January 1904, having received the album and his wife, Ernestine, an invalid and referring to her by her affectionate nickname, "Madame Bonne" and mentioning her ("cruel disorder"), folds, slightly yellowed ; and another, ALs from Nadar, 8vo (2). First mentioned, Nadar's wife Ernestine was partially paralysed for the last few years of her life.

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Rod Walker (1949-)

Lot 189: Rod Walker (1949-)

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March 30, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Penzance, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £60

Description: Rod Walker (1949-) Historical Portrait 1989, coloured ink, signed 16" x 20"

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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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6 Autograph Letters signed to André Breton, 11pp

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

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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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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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Lot 25: Autograph Letter signed "Sandy" to Nancy, 1½pp., sm

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Alexander, American sculptor, 1898-1976) Autograph Letter signed "Sandy" to Nancy, 1½pp., sm. 4to, Saché, France, 17th April 1969, " today 2 men came with a lot of things [prints] to Sign for the Galerie Maeght ", folds.

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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...

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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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Dr. Walker's Reverse Glass Sign

Lot 214: Dr. Walker's Reverse Glass Sign

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April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $500

Description: Dr. Walker's California Vinegar Bitters Reverse Glass Sign. Entitled, "The great blood purifier". Some paint loss and lifting. 21 X 24 inches.

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Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 2pp

Lot 143: Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Emmeline, suffragette leader, 1858-1928) Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 2pp., 8vo, 9 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, 3rd June 1915, asking for the identity of "'Wayfarer' who contributes weekly notes to the 'Nation' I of course shall treat your letter as confidential ", folds, small tape stains in corners ; and another letter to Blumenfeld, 8vo (2).

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MAETERLINCK (Maurice, Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist,  1862-1949). Two autograph letters signed to Professor de Reul, one da...

Lot 388: MAETERLINCK (Maurice, Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist, 1862-1949). Two autograph letters signed to Professor de Reul, one da...

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April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: MAETERLINCK (Maurice, Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist, 1862-1949). Two autograph letters signed to Professor de Reul, one dated 28 Feb 1930 of profuse thanks, and praising him for his work on Browning; the other declining regretfully an invitation (2)

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HUXLEY (Aldous; English writer, 1894-1963) autograph letter signed to an unknown recipient (probably de Reul), in French, an invitat...

Lot 390: HUXLEY (Aldous; English writer, 1894-1963) autograph letter signed to an unknown recipient (probably de Reul), in French, an invitat...

by Cheffins

April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: HUXLEY (Aldous; English writer, 1894-1963) autograph letter signed to an unknown recipient (probably de Reul), in French, an invitation to tea, undated, and giving directions to his address 'La Gorguette' at Sanary, 1pp. on headed paper.

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Autograph Letter signed to

Lot 9: Autograph Letter signed to "My dear Sir" [the secretary of the Statistical...

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: (Charles, mathematician, 1792-1871) Autograph Letter signed to "My dear Sir" [the secretary of the Statistical Society], 1p., sm. 8vo, n.p., 15th June 1835, requesting that he forwards the rules and papers of the society to a Mr. Baker, cut down and removed from an album.

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Long Autograph Letter signed to Schott Music publisher's, of Mainz, 3½pp

Lot 10: Long Autograph Letter signed to Schott Music publisher's, of Mainz, 3½pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: ( Béla, composer and pianist, 1881-1945) Long Autograph Letter signed to Schott Music publisher's, of Mainz, 3½pp. in German, 4to, Montana-Jermala, Switzerland, 26th June 1929, thanking them for having received the Hungarian and Romanian folk song booklets, but unfortunately he does not find them satisfactory and giving corrections, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1½pp

Lot 37: Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1½pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: ( Sir Noël, playwright and composer, 1899-1973) Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1½pp., sm. 4to, Gerald Road, [London], 20th September 1932, declining an invitation, "I am going abroad for several weeks to get a complete rest before going to America", folds, slightly creased.

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Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Vollard, 3pp

Lot 44: Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Vollard, 3pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (André, painter and sculptor, 1880-1954) Autograph Letter signed to Monsieur Vollard, 3pp. in French, London, 11th April 1908, reporting on 19 days of poor sunlight in London and giving his address as 65 Blenheim Crescent Holland Park, and with a full-page watercolour, folds.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified recipient, 1p

Lot 46: Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified recipient, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Alfred, French artllery officer, wrongly tried for treason known as the Dreyfus Affair, 1859-1935) Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified recipient, 1p. in French, 8vo, [Paris], 8th December 1930, accepting an invitation, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to

Lot 48: Autograph Letter signed to "Cher Ami", 1½pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Raoul, French Fauvist painter, 1877-1953) Autograph Letter signed to "Cher Ami", 1½pp. in French, 8vo, Paris, Impasse de Guelma, n.d., saying that he did not answer about the appointment because he had thought he would be at his studio on Monday and asking if they can meet on Tuesday morning instead, folds, slightly browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unknown recipient, 2pp

Lot 51: Autograph Letter signed to an unknown recipient, 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Antonín, Czech composer, 1841-1904) Autograph Letter signed to an unknown recipient, 2pp. with conjugate blank, in Czech, Vysoká Príbram, 31st July 1900, referring to his work on the Aria "Beda, Beda" from his opera Rusalka, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to

Lot 54: Autograph Letter signed to "Mon cher Capitaine", 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Gustave, civil engineer and architect, 1832-1923) Autograph Letter signed to "Mon cher Capitaine", 2pp. in French, 8vo, Vevey, 5th September 1909, regarding the study of the parachute and its aerodynamics, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed recipient, 4pp

Lot 61: Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed recipient, 4pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Léon, physicist, 1819-68) Autograph Letter signed to an unnamed recipient, 4pp. in French , 8vo, Paris, 25th December 1858, asking if his newly designed telescope would soon be ready to go on a world tour, folds, browned.

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Lot 66: Autograph Letter signed to "Caro Origoni", 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Giuseppe, Italian general and politician , 1807-82) Autograph Letter signed to "Caro Origoni", 1p. with conjugate blank, in Italian, 8vo, Nizza, 2nd July 1855, accepting with pleasure the invitation to visit them in San Fruttuoso, folds, browned, removed from an album.

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Autograph Letter signed to G. Vannicola,

Lot 72: Autograph Letter signed to G. Vannicola, "Directeur de Prose", 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (André, author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1869-1951) Autograph Letter signed to G. Vannicola, "Directeur de Prose", 1p. in French and Italian, 8vo, Spanish Steps, Rome, 21st May 1907, to the Italian translator of Oscar Wilde's De Profundis, talking of Vannicola's memories of Oscar Wilde, folds, slightly browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to Silvio Piergili, 1p

Lot 73: Autograph Letter signed to Silvio Piergili, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Umberto, composer, 1867-1945) Autograph Letter signed to Silvio Piergili, 1p., 8vo, Milan, 5th 1947, he has received the telegram and is very grateful for the news of the success in the context of important theatre, folds, browned.

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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

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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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Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1p

Lot 99: Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: ( Sir Edwin, architect, 1867-1944) Autograph Letter signed to Ralph Blumenfeld, editor of The Daily Express, 1p., 4to, personal letterhead, Westminster, 28th September 1925, "What fun! I am grateful for your discretion", folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to Emil Gutmann, 2pp

Lot 108: Autograph Letter signed to Emil Gutmann, 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Pietro, composer, 1863-1945) Autograph Letter signed to Emil Gutmann, 2pp. in Italian, 8vo, Rome, 6th February 1907, congratulating him on his marriage, sending the good news that the publisher's, Sonzogno, have agreed to provide the music of the symphony La Maschere, folds.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, 1p

Lot 110: Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: (Jules, French composer, 1842-1912) Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, 1p., in French, 8vo, n.p., Sunday 7th, n.y. [?c. 1890] , regretting that he will not be at home on Monday at the time concerned and instead suggesting Sunday 5th March, folds, framed and glazed with a portrait print of Massenet.

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Lot 117: Autograph Letter signed to "Ma chere Yvonne", 2pp., sm

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Darius, French composer, 1892-1974) Autograph Letter signed to "Ma chere Yvonne", 2pp., sm. 4to, Grande Hotel, Rua da Bahia, [Rio de Janeiro], [ c. 1915], reporting that he is travelling, staying in an old village in the valley of ?Montaguese, and mentioning a visit to Buenos Aries, folds, browned.

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2 Autograph Letters signed

Lot 123: 2 Autograph Letters signed "Henry" to Barry Hart, together 3pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Henry, sculptor, 1898-1986) 2 Autograph Letters signed "Henry" to Barry Hart, together 3pp., 8vo, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, 18th & 25th October 1949, "Here are measurements for the Madonna & child sculpture I'm doing for Claydon Church ", folds.

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Autograph Letter signed to

Lot 134: Autograph Letter signed to "Ran", 2pp., on yellow lined paper, 4to, n.p., n.d

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Len, bombardier of "Bock's Car" the plane which dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, 1920-2011) Autograph Letter signed to "Ran", 2pp., on yellow lined paper, 4to, n.p., n.d. [1997], giving details of the bombing of Nagasaki; and another, v.s., v.d. (2).

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Autograph Letter signed

Lot 166: Autograph Letter signed "GR" to "Monsieur Forteret", 4pp. in French, sm

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Georges, painter and printer, 1871-1958) Autograph Letter signed "GR" to "Monsieur Forteret", 4pp. in French, sm. 4to, n.p., n.d., sending corrections for a catalogue and referring to his painting "Stella Vespertina" etc., folds, browned ; and another, sm. 4to (2).

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Autograph Letter signed to Dr. ?Vist, 3pp

Lot 168: Autograph Letter signed to Dr. ?Vist, 3pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Ernest, Baron Rutherford of Nelson, physicist, 1871-1937) Autograph Letter signed to Dr. ?Vist, 3pp., 8vo, Cambridge, 8th January 1921, informing him, "I am giving a course of lectures on Radioactivity at the Royal Institution beginning late in February", and asking for some "general information", folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to the Wiener Volksbildungsverein [the Vienna Adult...

Lot 175: Autograph Letter signed to the Wiener Volksbildungsverein [the Vienna Adult...

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Arnold, composer, 1874-1951) Autograph Letter signed to the Wiener Volksbildungsverein [the Vienna Adult Education Association], 1p. in German, 4to, Berlin, 18th October 1913, responding to an invitation to give a lecture and suggesting as a theme ("From my workshop") to the association, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to his nephew, Alessandro Rejina, at Como, 2pp

Lot 187: Autograph Letter signed to his nephew, Alessandro Rejina, at Como, 2pp

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: (Alessandro, Italian physicist, 1745-1827) Autograph Letter signed to his nephew, Alessandro Rejina, at Como, 2pp. in Italian, 4to, Pavia, 20th February 1818, discussing his employment of another nephew, the unemployment among professors and their assistants, and imminent examinations, folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to William Ellsworth, 1p., sm

Lot 191: Autograph Letter signed to William Ellsworth, 1p., sm

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Noah, lexicographer, 1758-1843) Autograph Letter signed to William Ellsworth, 1p., sm. 4to, New Haven, 18th November 1811, saying that he has no objection to him as a son-in-law, folds, browned, housed in a morocco-backed cloth folder. William Wolcott Ellsworth (1791-1868), attorney and Governor of Connecticut; son-in-law of Noah Webster.

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Autograph Letter signed to Le Baron Koller, 1p

Lot 192: Autograph Letter signed to Le Baron Koller, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: (Arthur Wellesley, first duke of, army officer and prime minister, 1769-1852) Autograph Letter signed to Le Baron Koller, 1p. & conjugate blank, in French, 8vo, Stratfield Saye, Hampshire, ?April 1848, referencing Peel and Prince Metternich, folds ; and an engraved portrait of Wellington, foxed and browned, v.s., v.d. (2).

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Autograph Letter signed to A.E. Badaire, 2pp

Lot 199: Autograph Letter signed to A.E. Badaire, 2pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Émile, writer, 1840-1902) Autograph Letter signed to A.E. Badaire, 2pp. & envelope, 8vo, Médan, 12th August 1882, referring to his forthcoming novel Au Bonheur des Dames, and its publication in the periodical Gil Blas, folds, slightly browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified baroness, 4pp

Lot 112: Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified baroness, 4pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: ( born Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Emperor of Mexico, executed by firing squad in 1867, 1832-67) Autograph Letter signed to an unidentified baroness, 4pp., in German, 8vo, Miramar, [Trieste], 10th April 1861, thanking her for her friendly letter and for sending a photograph, ("please express my warmest thanks to the Countess Esterhazy. The picture forms a valuable addition to my collection"), folds, browned.

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Autograph Letter signed to

Lot 115: Autograph Letter signed to "Monsieur Directeur", 1p

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: (Giacomo, composer, 1791-1864) Autograph Letter signed to "Monsieur Directeur", 1p. in French, 8vo, Wednesday, n.p., n.d., saying that he had the gist of a letter for M Victor which is an introduction to the Comte de Platen, intendant of the Royal Theatre of Hanover, folds, small hole at tail, folds, removed from aalbum, foxed and browned, with an engraved portrait of Meyerbeer, framed and glazed.

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Autograph Letter signed to Victor Joze, 2pp

Lot 178: Autograph Letter signed to Victor Joze, 2pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Paul, painter, 1863-1935) Autograph Letter signed to Victor Joze, 2pp. & envelope, in French, 8vo, Society of Independent Artists letterhead, 30th January 1927, having received his kind letter and inviting him to visit, if his health permits and they can talk of the good old days and giving his address at 14 Rue de L«baye at St. Germain, folds.

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Autograph Letter signed to ?Rianciani, 1p., in Italian, 134 x 210mm., Ste

Lot 68: Autograph Letter signed to ?Rianciani, 1p., in Italian, 134 x 210mm., Ste

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: (Giuseppe, Italian general and politician, 1807-82) Autograph Letter signed to ?Rianciani, 1p., in Italian, 134 x 210mm., Ste. Colomba, 28th October 1867, at the battle of Mentana and referring to the ("battalions that are overwhelmed"), and a retreat to Tivoli, folds ; and a cabinet card signed by Garibaldi, all framed and glazed.

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Protestation de François II contre la Russie, autograph manuscript signed, 6pp

Lot 50: Protestation de François II contre la Russie, autograph manuscript signed, 6pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Alexandre, père, writer, 1802-70) Protestation de François II contre la Russie, autograph manuscript signed, 6pp., on blue paper, edges chipped, folio, [c. 1862]; and 2 others, including an incomplete letter from Alexandre Dumas fils and an engraved portrait of Dumas, v.s., v.d. (3).

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El Niño Solo [The Lonely Child], autograph manuscript poem signed, 1p

Lot 119: El Niño Solo [The Lonely Child], autograph manuscript poem signed, 1p

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Gabriela, pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, Chilean poet, diplomat, educator and feminist, 1889-1957) El Niño Solo [The Lonely Child], autograph manuscript poem signed, 1p., in Spanish, on letter head paper: "Liceo de Niñas, Punta Arenas", punch holes for file, folds, browned, sm. 4to, [Chile], n.d. [1950]. First published in 1922.

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16 autographs of politicians and public figures

Lot 450: 16 autographs of politicians and public figures

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letters, documents and signed card by 16 Israeli politicians and public figures, among them Menachem Porush, Zevulun Orlev, Pinchas Sapir, Zevulun Hammer, Yosef Burg, and others. Condition: Good-Excellent.

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DARROW, CLARENCE Autograph letter signed. Fairhope, Alabama: 3 March [1927]. One-page autograph letter signed

Lot 259: DARROW, CLARENCE Autograph letter signed. Fairhope, Alabama: 3 March [1927]. One-page autograph letter signed "Clarence Darr...

by Doyle New York

April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: DARROW, CLARENCE Autograph letter signed. Fairhope, Alabama: 3 March [1927]. One-page autograph letter signed "Clarence Darrow" addressed to lexicographer Alexander Kadison regarding finding a publisher for Darrow's forthcoming book, with original mailing envelope (affixed to frame verso). Folds, envelope somewhat worn. C 

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Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49122: Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed "A. Johnson." One page, 8" x 10", "House of Reps U.S. [Washington]," February 16, 1845. Writing to Secretary of War William Wilkins, then-congressman Johnson asks: "Will you be kind enough to furnish me with an additional copy of the Army Register, and much oblige." Docketed on the verso. Smoothed folds. Areas of foxing near Johnson's signature.

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Autograph Letter signed

Lot 31: Autograph Letter signed "Charcot" to an unnamed recipient, 1p

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: (Jean-Martin, French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology, 1825-93) Autograph Letter signed "Charcot" to an unnamed recipient, 1p. in French, 4to, Paris, 22nd June 1888, a terse note advising treatment, ("1 Continue with the treatment two rounds of sulphate of quinine after this one 2. get progressively more busy but without excess - try to get out of the house. The nervous phenomena will go once the dizzy spells have stopped "), folds.

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