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Roy Disney Signed Letter (1959).

Lot 94390: Roy Disney Signed Letter (1959).

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April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Description: Roy Disney Signed Letter (1959). A typed letter from Roy Disney to Robert Dorfman, who was head of Disney Publicity's New York office from 1946 until 1964, on Walt Disney Productions letterhead 8.5" x 11" stationery, dated September 11, 1959. The letter talks about 1959 studio successes, and mentions future projects such as Toby Tyler, Pollyanna, Swiss Family Robinson, Third Man on the Mountain, and The Absent-Minded Professor. A nice look into the Disney Studio, circa 1959. Very Good condition with multiple fold lines. From the Bob Dorfman Collection.

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Book: '' Fifty years of sport at Oxford, Cambridge and the Great Public Schools; Eaton, Harrow and W

Lot 322: Book: '' Fifty years of sport at Oxford, Cambridge and the Great Public Schools; Eaton, Harrow and W

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April 3, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £25

Description: Book: '' Fifty years of sport at Oxford, Cambridge and the Great Public Schools; Eaton, Harrow and Winchester ''. 1922. Arranged by Lord Desborough. Edited by Hon. R H Lyttleton, A. Page and E. Noel. Published by Walter , Southwood and Co ltd, London. Leather bound cover with embossed and gilt detailing and lettering, to front and spine.

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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...

by Cheffins

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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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...

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April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

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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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William Osler Autograph Letter Signed.

Lot 49197: William Osler Autograph Letter Signed.

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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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[Panama Canal]. Admiral John Grimes Walker Archive,

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

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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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Books: A collection of 8 books on Farming and Livestock: To Include '' The Book of the farm ''  c189

Lot 312: Books: A collection of 8 books on Farming and Livestock: To Include '' The Book of the farm '' c189

by Dickins Auctioneers

April 3, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £50

Description: Books: A collection of 8 books on Farming and Livestock: To Include '' The Book of the farm '' c1891. Fourth Edition. Volumes 1 - 4. Published by William Blackwood and Sons, London. Red Cloth covers with gilt decoration to fronts and lettering to spines and black and white illustrations. Together with '' Livestock in Health and Disease ''. Early 20th C. Sections 1 - 4. Edited by Professor J. Prince Sheldon. Published by Cassell & Co ltd, London. With colour and black and white illustrations.

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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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DE REUL (Paul) (1871-1945) Professor of English Literature at the University of Brussels, two signed letters to de Reul, one from Jo...

Lot 385: DE REUL (Paul) (1871-1945) Professor of English Literature at the University of Brussels, two signed letters to de Reul, one from Jo...

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April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: DE REUL (Paul) (1871-1945) Professor of English Literature at the University of Brussels, two signed letters to de Reul, one from John Drinkwater, a typed letter of thanks, 5 lines, signed dated January 13th 1932; the other from Jean Schlumberger dated 2 January 1930, in French, praising and thanking him for his enlightening work on Swinburne; together with another from Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890) to an unknown recipient dated 1877 acknowledging with approval the intention to translate 'Le conte des Kammacher', a well known work by Keller (3)

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Typed Letter signed to Professor Dr. F.L. Breusch, 1p

Lot 81: Typed Letter signed to Professor Dr. F.L. Breusch, 1p

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March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Werner Karl, German theoretical physicist, 1901-76) Typed Letter signed to Professor Dr. F.L. Breusch, 1p. in German, 4to, Göttingen, 14th April 1930, saying that he had written to Mr Kerin Erim, but unfotunately Mr Tollmien cannot come to Istanbul in May, but he is ready to come in the autumn for four weeks and that Mr Tollmien is the best representative for theoretical and applied Mechanics, folds, torn where opened slightly affecting a few letters, slightly 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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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

New York, NY, USA

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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JACKSON (Holbrook) Two folders of signed letters,  mainly to Ernest Callard Esq. London SW18, or Public Library, Tooting, incl...

Lot 366: JACKSON (Holbrook) Two folders of signed letters, mainly to Ernest Callard Esq. London SW18, or Public Library, Tooting, incl...

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April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: JACKSON (Holbrook) Two folders of signed letters, mainly to Ernest Callard Esq. London SW18, or Public Library, Tooting, including typed and manuscript letters, postcards, etc, also dustwrappers and printed memorial appreciation by Francis Meynell. Note: Holbrook Jackson, editor of To-Day journal, writer, author and journalist, died 1948

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Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964).

Lot 94387: Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964).

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Description: Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964). A typed letter on Walt Disney's personal stationery to New York publicity man Bob Dorfman, sent after Walt heard that Bob had suffered a heart attack. The letter is dated August 4, 1964 and signed "Walt" in Disney's handwriting. He ends the letter with "My best to Sonya, and may God Bless you." The paper measures 7" x 10" and is in Fine condition with light fold lines. From the Bob Dorfman Collection.

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Roy Disney Signed Letter (1964).

Lot 94391: Roy Disney Signed Letter (1964).

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Description: Roy Disney Signed Letter (1964). A typed letter from Roy O. Disney dated November 6, 1964 to longtime Disney New York publicity man Bob Dorfman. The letter is wishing him well in his new job, which was with Warner Brothers/Seven Arts New York publicity department. The letter is hand-signed "Roy." Typed on Roy Disney letterhead stationery with the studio address at top; paper measures 7" x 10". Rare. Fine condition, with light fold lines. From the Bob Dorfman Collection.

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Autograph Letter signed

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

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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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THE PROFESSOR

Lot 1602H: THE PROFESSOR

by Big Art Auctions

March 31, 2015, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $1,137 - $1,300

Description: THE PROFESSOR?..HAND PAINTED COLD ROLLED STEEL?..13 X 6 X 15

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Springfield Tunnel & Development Co. Correspondence

Lot 1126: Springfield Tunnel & Development Co. Correspondence

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $100

Description: Letters and estimates between Springfield tunnel and Development Co. and D. D. Demarest Co. regarding equipment. City: Columbia State: California, Circa: 1911

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Melones Mining co. Correspondence

Lot 1152: Melones Mining co. Correspondence

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Letters, estimates between Melones Mining Co. and Angels Iron Works and D. D. Demarest regarding equipment. City: Melones State: California, Circa: 1906/16

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Pacific Coast Gold Mines Corporation Correspondence

Lot 1170: Pacific Coast Gold Mines Corporation Correspondence

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $100

Description: Various letters from pacific Coast Gold Mines to Angels Iron Works regarding equipment. City: Quartz State: California, Circa: 1918/1819

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Duffield Gold Mine Correspondence

Lot 1186: Duffield Gold Mine Correspondence

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $100

Description: Letters to Duffield Gold Mine from D. D. Demarest regarding mining equipment. City: Tuolumne State: California, Circa: 1910/12

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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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Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964).

Lot 94386: Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964).

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April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Description: Walt Disney Signed Letter (1964). Typed letter on Walt Disney letterhead stationery, dated November 6, 1964. It thanks New York publicity man Bob Dorfman for his 16 years of service, and wishes him a rosy future. The body of the letter reads, "I only hope that the sixteen years you have spent with our organization will contribute to your success." The letter is boldly signed "Walt" in Disney's handwriting. The paper is 7" x 10", in Fine condition with light fold lines. From the Bob Dorfman Collection.

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5 letters signed by public figures

Lot 431: 5 letters signed by public figures

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: 1. A letter sent by Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek to Gershon Rivlin, editor of 'Maarachot', the journal of the IDF. Official Page, Prime Minister's Office, 1959. 2. Two letters sent by Rehoboam "Gandhi" Zeevi to Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Halperin, Director, Institute of science and technology of Halacha, 1992, 1996. 3. Letter sent by President Moshe Katsav, when he served as Minister of Tourism, to Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Halperin, 1997. 4. Letter sent by Minister of Police Moshe Shachar to late Rabbi Kaduri on the occasion of the donation of a Torah scroll to the Mekubalim Yeshiva Nahalat Yitzchak, 1993. Condition: Good-Very good.

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A Man Must Fight by Gene Tunney, first editon 1932. Inscribed by Tunny 1952 with a separated letter to J Roberts regarding The Darcy...

Lot 182: A Man Must Fight by Gene Tunney, first editon 1932. Inscribed by Tunny 1952 with a separated letter to J Roberts regarding The Darcy...

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2015

Australia

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Description: A Man Must Fight by Gene Tunney, first editon 1932. Inscribed by Tunny 1952 with a separated letter to J Roberts regarding The Darcy Story, also signed by Tunney.

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Signatures and photographs of the War of Independence commanders, IDF commanders, and more

Lot 433: Signatures and photographs of the War of Independence commanders, IDF commanders, and more

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: All items sent to Amikam Gurevich, legendary host of the annual Bible quizzes, Independence Day eve torch-lighting ceremonies, and many other ceremonies. Among other things, produced and directed the major ceremonies of IDF units. Lot includes: 1. Letter signed by Nachum Golan, Golani brigade commander in the War of Independence, 1948. 2. Letter signed by Moola Cohen, Yiftach brigade commander in the War of Independence. 3. Large picture of Yiftach brigade commander Moola Cohen, Givati brigade commander Shimon Avidan, and Negev commander Nahum Sarig. 4. Letter signed by Pinhas Lavon, former defense minister and chairman of the Histadrut. 5. Letter signed by Brigadier General Yitzhak Arad, commander of the education corps. 6. Letter signed by David HaGo'el, Independence Day parade commander, 1973. 7. Letter signed by Danny Matt, commander of the Paratroopers brigade. 8. The letter signed by Colonel David Niv (Havkin), Administrator of Israel's Independence Decade, the World Commission. 9. Letter signed by Uri Ben-Ari, Harel brigade commander. 10. Letter signed by Aviezer Yellin, Secretary General of the Teachers Union Sports Association and co-founder of "Maccabi" sports union. 11. Letter signed by the professor gave Rottenstreich, Hebrew University. 12. Letter handwritten and signed by the author Amos Oz. Condition: Very good.

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ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (American, 1857-1922) A Maine Headlan

Lot 68202: ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (American, 1857-1922) A Maine Headlan

by Heritage Auctions

May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM CST

Dallas, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (American, 1857-1922) A Maine Headland (Rocky Coast) Oil on canvasboard 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) Signed lower left: Arthur W. Dow Pencil notation verso: A Maine Headland PROVENANCE: William Doyle Galleries, New York, November 17, 1993, lot 21a. We are grateful to Dow specialist Frederick C. Moffatt, Professor Emeritus, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville for endorsing a full attribution to the artist and for preparing the following catalogue essay. This scene portrays a bright summer morning. In the middle distance is a large mound, its sides clad by tilted shelves of red-violet rocks, its top and flanks thinly carpeted by grass. At the viewer's right, the protuberance suddenly gives way, causing a rocky cliff to descend to the water's edge at a 45 degree angle. The cliff is cast into dark-blue shadows. The fore area is also under shadow. It is dominated by a low bench of rocks which vary in hue from pink-violet, to burnt umber, to a brownish mustard. Between it and the base of the mound is a wedge of cobalt-blue ocean. A white capped wave has just crashed into the rocks. Almost as arresting as the central monolith is a massive, sharply fractured, boulder at the left which, because of its precarious positioning, seems about to tumble downward. The bright glare of the sun essentially divides this megalith into two flatly painted planes, the illuminated side burnt sienna in color, the shadowed side a warm black. Throughout the painting, but especially with the stony platform of the foreground, the paint applique is vigorous , indelicate, even "primitive," in a modern sense of that word -- I am thinking here of Marsden Hartley's masterful Fox Island, Georgetown, Maine, of 1937. Further promoting the idea of unrelenting force is the fact that the artist of A Maine Headland often resorts to the use of a black slashing line to suggest the contours of forms. Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) was a painter, printmaker, teacher, photographer, ceramicist, world traveler and author who in his free hours resided at his birthplace of Ipswich, Massachusetts. While teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Arts Students League of New York, and finally while serving as director of the Department of Fine Arts at Columbia University's Teachers' College, Dow reordered the priorities of public school art education by introducing into the curriculum the compositional practices of Japanese art. In his own work he became best known for paintings and wood-block prints that featured the common landscape motifs he found in and around Ipswich: haystacks, marsh islands, fishing shacks, old dories, the ever mysterious Ipswich River -- he christened it the "Blue Dragan" -- and moon rises over the marshes. He seems to have made surprisingly few sketching trips to Maine. In the early 1890s, after returning to New England from France, he visited on several occasions Sarah Farmer's religious retreat known as "Green Acres" at Eliot, Maine. He was obviously well aware of the presence at Prout's Neck, Maine, of Winslow Homer, perhaps America's favorite portrayer of stormy seas, and of the many other artists who pictured the spewing waves at Kittery Point, or at Monhegan Island. Regarding coastal haunts, Dow much preferred the white dunes and calm waters of what became Crane Beach at Ipswich, or of Gay Head at Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast. I am confident that Dow painted A Maine Headland, but it is perhaps the only rocky seacoast painting he was to produce. His reason for painting it, I believe, was to satisfied his felt need to at least tackle a subject that was alien to him, and to allow his students and patrons to judge the results for themselves.

Condition Report: There appears to be frame wear along extreme edges with related abrasions in corners; upper left corner is creased; pinhole at the right bottom extreme edge and another at center left extreme edge; there appears to be no inpainting under UV exam.

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A Jean Harlow-Related Archive of Documents, 1930s.

Lot 89196: A Jean Harlow-Related Archive of Documents, 1930s.

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April 19, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,280 - $1,920

Description: A Jean Harlow-Related Archive of Documents, 1930s. Found in the files of the star's father, Mont Clair Carpenter, D.D.S., of Kansas City, Missouri; an odd little assortment of saved items regarding his famous daughter including: 1) a letter from William Powell (Harlow's paramour at the time of her death) to Dr. Carpenter, handwritten in black fountain pen ink, on personalized stationery, dated "Jan. 5, 1953," discussing Forest Lawn Memorial Park [Harlow's final resting place in Glendale, CA] and an "admittance card" Powell was obtaining for the dentist 2) a set of 'practice' letters handwritten by Dr. Carpenter, penned in black fountain pen ink on both sides of the page, on his own business letterhead, dated "June-16-37" [just nine days after his daughter's death], first side addressed to "Mr. Howard Strickling" [Head of Publicity at MGM], thanking him for "the many courtesies," second side addressed to "Mr. Bello" [Marino Bello, Harlow's stepfather], ending with "I believe you were sincerely / devoted to my little daughter and / for that I respect you and wish / you well (Harlow's father possibly being the only person who thought well of the much maligned Bello); 3) a typed letter to Dr. Carpenter from a family friend, dated "July 20, 1937," discussing Harlow's death; 4) a Western Union telegram from William Powell to the dentist, dated "1939 Dec 7," discussing Forest Lawn; 5) an undated telegram of sympathy from unknown friends; 6) six sepia-tone family photographs of Harlow's paternal relatives (her dad, grandparents, aunt, etc.); 7) three black and white or sepia snapshots of Harlow as a young girl of age 10 or 12; and 8) two books of poetry saved by Dr. Carpenter -- overall, a sad yet interesting small archive related to one of Hollywood's incandescent icons. (Please note all items are yellowed and worn due to age.) Various Sizes

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Texas Ephemera Lot of 4 including letters and oil brochure

Lot 6601: Texas Ephemera Lot of 4 including letters and oil brochure

by Holabird Western Americana

April 21, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $20

Description: Lot of 4. 1) 1889 letter from Minks, Texas regarding a sale of land. 2) 1917 letter from The National Bank of Denison, Denison, Texas, from a grandfather to his grandson who wants to enlist in the military. 3) 1920 Letter/brochure for the Pyramid Producing & Leasing Company seeking investors. 4) Paper pamphlet advertising Del Rio. Folds, small rips, and toning on all. City: State: Texas, Circa:

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

Lot 100: 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: £200 - £300

Description: (Edward, schoolmaster, Church of England clergyman, and cricketer, 1855-1942) Autograph Letter signed to [Ralph Blumenfeld], editor of The Daily Express, 1p., 110 x 174mm., Eton College, Windsor, n.d. [c. 1920], "I dare say you will add one small kindness - viz. to suppress all comment on my letter and sermon. The publicity is mischievous & unjust & is none of my seeking", folds, slightly soiled ; and c. 28 other letters, mostly to Ralph Blumenfeld (1864-1948), newspaper editor, including:Lord Northcliffe, Lord Clydesdale, Charles B. Cochran, Ernest Thompson Seton etc., v.s., v.d. (c. 28 pieces).

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Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49036: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed "H. Clay." One page with integral blank, 8.25" x 10.25", New Orleans, December 19, 1846. Kentucky Senator Henry Clay began his long career in the United States Congress when he was elected to the Senate in 1806. By 1842, he had been in public service for nearly forty years, serving in both the House and Senate with an additional four year run as secretary of state, when he resigned his Senate seat to organize what would be another failed run for the presidency. In 1846, he wrote this letter to his friend, Kentucky-born newspaper editor Thomas B. Stevenson, regarding the use of his name in the recent Senate election, in part: "I took a formal and final leave of the Senate more than four years ago. I not only have no desire, but I entertain a positive disinclination, to return to it. I have given no authority nor countenance to the use of my name as a candidate. I could not reappear, as a member of the Senate, without at least an apparent inconsistency; and I cannot conceive a state of things in which I would consent to go back. . . . I have not said that, if elected, I would not serve, because such a prior declaration, in advance of an election, seemed to me unbecoming and indelicate; but if my anxious desire is regarded, and if my feelings and interests are at all consulted, the attention of the General Assembly will be wholly withdrawn from me, and concentrated upon some other person." Despite his reluctance to return, Clay was again elected to the U.S. Senate in 1849, in what would arguably be his most trying term. The following year, he drafted a bill he hoped would end the division between the free and slave states over the status of newly acquired territory gained from Mexico after the Mexican War. When the bill failed, Senator Stephen Douglas broke the bill into five smaller bills - the Compromise of 1850 -- which then passed. The edges are chipped with paper loss along the main vertical fold. There is separation at the edges of the folds, which also show some small tears. Two small tears (one .75" and the other .5") at the lower edge near Clay's signature. The smaller of the two touches Clay's paraph under his name. Unevenly toned, though the text remains bright and wholly legible.

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Tolkein (J.R.R.) - The Two Towers,

Lot 276: Tolkein (J.R.R.) - The Two Towers,

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

April 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: first edition, first impression , folding map printed in red & black, minor spotting to free endpapers, original cloth, slight shelf lean, dust-jacket, missing 50 mm. section from foot of spine, some rubbing to edges, spine slightly browned and frayed, general superficial soiling to both panels, slight loss to corner-tips, 8vo , 1954.

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Lot 6564: Lot of 3 Comstock Publications

by Holabird Western Americana

April 21, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $20

Description: Lot of 3: 1) Comstock Pumping Association letter book, (c1907-08?), with about 15 letter copies to Hale & Norcross and others. Hard bound; 2) Stockholder Report for 1916 for the Savage Gold and Silver Mining Company, Hale & Norcross MC, Chollar MC, and Potosi MC. 22 pages with fold-out map; and 3) The Truth About Virginia City Nevada, 1850-1940, by Chester W. Cheel, 1940, 128 pages, paper bound. City: Virginia City State: Nevada, Circa: c1900-1940

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Autograph Letter signed to Henry Prunières, 1p

Lot 183: Autograph Letter signed to Henry Prunières, 1p

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: (Igor Fyodorovich, composer, pianist and conductor, 1882-1971) Autograph Letter signed to Henry Prunières, 1p., in French, in pencil, 4to, 20th September 1920, enclosing proof corrections for a song, explaining that he will not publish the Symphonies before the 1st January 1921, and that he hadn't realised that his fee would be settled after publication of the manuscript, folds, slightly creased. Henry Prunières, pseudonym of Henry Debusne (1861-1942), musicologist.

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Eastern United States Ephemera Group

Lot 6613: Eastern United States Ephemera Group

by Holabird Western Americana

April 21, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $20

Description: DATED 1852-1908, LOT OF 9: 1) Letter from Washington D.C., dated 1896. 2) Letter from Olumpic Flats, Washington D.C., dated 1906. 3) Letter from Good Hope, Woble Co., 1847? (hard to read). 4) Widow's Certificate, from Lock Springs Mo., dated 1908. 5) Letter from Washington D.C., dated 1907, from the Dept. Of The Interior. 6) Typed Letter from The Bond Building, Washington D.C., dated 1901. 7) Notice, From H.P. Howard, Notary Public, Washington D.C., dated 1891. 8) Two letters from the United States Internal Revenue, Boston, Mass., dated 1867. 9) Master Mason's Certificate, from the Phoenix Lodge # 58, New York, dated 1852? (hard to make out). City: State: Circa: 1852-1908

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South Eureka Mining Co. Correspondence

Lot 1184: South Eureka Mining Co. Correspondence

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $100

Description: Letters, estimates, specifications, etc. between South Eureka Mining Co. and D. D. Demarest Co. regarding equipment. City: Sutter Creek State: California, Circa: 1910/17

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Telephone Token Library

Lot 4676: Telephone Token Library

by Holabird Western Americana

April 18, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: A large collection of articles, letters and pamphlets concerning telephone tokens around the world. Also a bag of tokens from the Mountain Bell Museum, facsimiles of the genuine Colorado Telephone Company tokens used by policemen, firemen and other public service employees from 1898 through 1913. From the Weber telephone and telegraph collection. City: State: United States, Circa:

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Letter of the Chief Rabbis about the prayer of thanks with the end of World War II

Lot 29: Letter of the Chief Rabbis about the prayer of thanks with the end of World War II

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: A fascinating document typewritten at the end of World War II by the Chief Rabbis, Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Ha'Levi Hertzog and Rabbi Ben Zion Meir Chai Uziel. Their letter is addressed to rabbis, heads of communities and managers of synagogues in Israel. In their letter they ask "to announce to the public to gather in synagogues immediately when the day of victory is announced (morning or night) and conduct a 'prayer of thanks' as specified here". Rare! Condition: Very good.

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Autograph Letter signed to Helen Mobert, New York, 1½pp

Lot 177: Autograph Letter signed to Helen Mobert, New York, 1½pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: (Jean, Finnish composer, 1865-1957) Autograph Letter signed to Helen Mobert, New York, 1½pp., Helsingki, Finland, 18th May 1926, thanking her for her letter and sending "you two alternative sub-titles for Tapiola. Would you kindly give them a form, that sounds natural in the ears of your public in America ", folds, slightly foxed. Tapiola, a tone poem by Sibelius, written in 1926. It was premiered by Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphonic Society on 26 December 1926.

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Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Deposit Letters to Carson City

Lot 2247: Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Deposit Letters to Carson City

by Holabird Western Americana

April 11, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $100

Description: Six typed letters on Department of Interior, United States Indian Service letterhead, each addressed to the State Bank and Trust Co. in Carson City, Nevada regarding deposits. All dated in 1907. Four are from Schurz, NV and two are from Stewart, NV. Folds with pinholes. City: Carson City State: Nevada, Circa: 1907

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Autograph Letter signed to

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

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

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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Marie Curie Typed Letter Signed

Lot 49194: Marie Curie Typed Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: Marie Curie Typed Letter Signed "M. Curie." One page of one leaf, 5" x 7.5", Paris, January 25, 1926, on letterhead reading, "Faculté des Sciences de Paris" and addressed to geologist Frank L. Hess, the "Engineer in Charge Division of Mineral Technology, Washington." The letter translates from French, "I thank you sincerely for sending the publication 'Mesothorium' Bureau of Mines that I just got. Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my distinguished sentiments." Curie, a Polish (naturalized French) chemist wrote this letter eight years before her death, which is thought to have occurred as a result of her previous exposure to radiation. This letter is lightly age-toned with smoothed folds.

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Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49035: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed "H. Clay." Two pages of a bifolium, 7.75" x 9.75", Ashland [Lexington, Kentucky], March 31, 1845, addressed to "Mrs. Martha K. Buckingham" of Putnam, Ohio, marked "Private" in the top margin of the first page. In this letter, written only months after losing the 1844 presidential election to James K. Polk, Clay responds to a woman who has asked for his advice on how best to spend $1,000 to be used "for the promotion of the immediate emancipation of the slaves in the United States." He responds with fascinating ruminations on a number of thoughts regarding slavery: the number of Americans favoring gradual emancipation and those favoring immediate freedom for slaves and the role that the annexation of Texas would play for the future of American slavery. Clay also supposes that time will solve the slavery issue if "the public mind were left undisturbed by the excitement of passions . . . such excitement that abolitionists . . . have done." In the end, he argues that Mrs. Buckingham should not support with her money his second cousin, Cassius Clay, who was a Kentucky politician and abolitionist, in his new venture of publishing an anti-slavery newspaper, unless "he limit himself to a gradual emancipation." Even then, Clay advised her to "withhold the application of the money, for the present, and until Mr. Clay's plan is further developed, and the reception of it by the public is seen." The address panel bears the postmark from Lexington, Kentucky, on April 1. The text and signature are bold and clear. Some small holes at fold intersections. A small amount of paper loss from the original opening at the wax seal (no loss of text). Minor staining. The letter reads in part: "I received your letter informing me that your mother had bequeathed to yourself and your two sisters $1000 to be appropriated by you and them, as you might deem best, for the promotion of the immediate emancipation of the slaves in the United States; and that it has occurred to you that the benevolent design of your mother might be well executed by applying that sum in aiding the circulation of a paper which Mr. Cassius M. Clay purposes publishing in support of the cause of emancipation of the slaves in Kentucky. You do me the honor to ask my advice as to the direction of the bequest to that object. . . . "At all times there have been in Kentucky many individuals in favor of gradual emancipation of slaves, similar to that which was adopted by Pennsylvania, during the Revolutionary War. At no time has any body, or at least any considerable number of persons, been in favor of immediate emancipation. I sincerely believe that the number, in favor of gradual emancipation, would now be much greater that it is but for the unhappy agitation of the question of abolition in the free States. What proportion of the population of K. is in favor of gradual emancipation, at present, I have no means of judging, and can only be matter of conjecture. I am inclined to believe that it is not greater, relatively to those who are opposed to it, than it was in the year 1798-9. "My belief is that Mr. Clay's effort is made at an inauspicious period, and that it will be unsuccessful. Time would do a great deal, if its operations, and the calm reflections of the public mind were left undisturbed by the excitement of passions. It has been by such excitement that abolitionists, contrary no doubt to the intention of the honest portion of them, have done much prejudice to the cause which they espoused. The annexation of Texas, should it be consummated, will prolong the duration of Slavery, by opening to it a new theater. "I am not in consultation with Mr. Clay about the project of his paper. . . . If he should go for immediate emancipation, he will find no partizan whatever in this State. And, if he should even confine his exertions to the object of a gradual emancipation, I doubt whether he will add many to the number of those among us who are in favor of that plan. But if he limit himself to a gradual emancipation, it is worthy of your consideration whether such a purpose falls within the scope of your mother's bequest, which is directed to immediate emancipation. "If I were to offer any advice to you, it would be to withhold the application of the money, for the present, and until Mr. Clay's plan is further developed, and the reception of it by the public is seen." Cassius Clay supported gradual emancipation. To that end, he began publishing the anti-slavery newspaper True American in 1845 from Lexington. After numerous threats by pro-slavery men, Clay was quickly forced to move his operation to Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Professor Ken Howard R.A. (1932-)

Lot 94: Professor Ken Howard R.A. (1932-)

by Barnes Thomas County Auctioneers

March 30, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Penzance, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,500 - £2,000

Description: Professor Ken Howard R.A. (1932-) Mousehole Daffodils, St Clement's Hall, oil on canvas, signed 20" x 24"

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Jerry Lewis. 10

Lot 477: Jerry Lewis. 10"x8" signed scene as "The Nutty Professor." Excellent.

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £20

Description: Jerry Lewis. 10"x8" signed scene as "The Nutty Professor." Excellent.

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Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

Lot 49037: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed

by Heritage Auctions

April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

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

Description: Senator Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed "H. Clay." Two pages with integral blank, 8" x 10", "Ashland [Clay's plantation in Lexington, Kentucky]," August 14, 1848. Following his failure to secure the presidential nomination from the Whig Party two months earlier (the nomination went to Gen. Zachary Taylor), Clay made the decision to retire and returned home to his Kentucky estate, Ashland. Addressed to his friend, the Kentucky-born newspaper editor Thomas B. Stevenson, and marked "Private," Clay discusses the circumstances around the Whig nomination and the prospects of the upcoming presidential election. It had come to Clay's attention that, prior to securing his nomination for president, Gen. Taylor had expressed to a mutual friend his "willingness to run as Vice President on a ticket with me [Clay]. . . Scott's letter to me is not marked private nor confidential; and I think you might say, in your letter to the Tribune, 'that you have had the most satisfactory evidence that General Scott was willing to run as a candidate for the Vice Presidency . . . and that that fact was not disclosed to the members of the Philadelphia Convention.'" Still irked by his loss to Taylor, he continues later in the letter by saying that he is "excessively bored . . . to come out and endorse General Taylor. As if he had not spoken in a way that all may comprehend him! As if it were not enough that I should submit quietly to the decision of the Philadelphia Convention [the Whig National Convention]! Suppose I could endorse him, and being elected, he should totally disappoint Whig hopes, would I not be justly liable to the reproaches of any one that I might have misled?" With regard to the question of whether the new territories acquired from Mexico would be free or slave, a question Clay himself believes may influence the upcoming election, he states: "The retrocession of New Mexico and California, I did not suppose to be at present practicable; but if the question to which they have given rise should long remain unsettled, and the existing excitement and agitation should continue and increase, I should not be surprised if public opinion should finally take that direction. If the South were wise, it would yield the point in dispute . . . In the mean time, many of the friends of the principle that free territory should remain free, are putting themselves in a position full of embarrassment." Later, he opines that "If Congress has risen without an adjustment of the slave question, I think the future full of uncertainty . . . The Whig party at the North and in Ohio is much more imbued with the anti-slavery feeling than the Locofoco party [a faction of the Democratic Party] . . . I should not be surprised if many of the Old Hunkers in New York unite with the Barnburners and the dissatisfied Whigs to give the vote of that State to Mr. Van Buren [the former president who planned a return to the White House], and thereby indirectly promote the interest of General Cass." Lewis Cass, a former general during the War of 1812, received the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in May 1848, but lost the election to Taylor. Docketed on the blank, which shows some moderate staining. Folds have weakened with separation from the right edge on all pages. Unevenly toned, the text remains bright.

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Beatles - Derek Taylor Fifty Years Adrift Deluxe Limite

Lot 89377: Beatles - Derek Taylor Fifty Years Adrift Deluxe Limite

by Heritage Auctions

April 19, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $960 - $1,440

Description: Beatles - Derek Taylor Fifty Years Adrift Deluxe Limited Edition #133/2000 (Genesis Publications, 1984). The journalist who became the Beatles publicist and confidante shares his life in stories and pictures in this deluxe, signed limited edition from Genesis Publications. Beatles guitarist George Harrison edited and annotated the book, and has also signed the limited edition. The book earned critical acclaim from The New York Times and other reviewers, and The Beatles Book Monthly described it as, "Probably the best Beatles-related volume ever." Handsomely finished in brown half-calf and brown cloth, with the title in gilt letters on red background, gilt line decoration on the calf and front cover sailing-ship design, and gilt edges, and in a sturdy slipcase. Included in the book are numerous photos, plus facsimiles of concert posters, tickets, contracts, and letters. No longer available from the publisher! Near Mint condition.

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Autograph Letter to Philomena Boyer, 2 pp

Lot 60: Autograph Letter to Philomena Boyer, 2 pp

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 31, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: (Gustave, writer, 1812-80) Autograph Letter to Philomena Boyer, 2 pp. in French, 8vo, on blue writing paper, n.p., n.d. [c. ?1860] , warmly praising the recipient's recent publication of verse, explaining that he lacks the necessary competence to speak of prosody, but it matters little, as the poems are very beautiful, the novelist also thanks his "cher Philomène" for having dedicated one portion of the book to him for ("I am one of the men who loves you best"), folds, mounted on card.

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Two books of David Tidhar, British police inspector in Jerusalem, one of them with a dedication of the author

Lot 202: Two books of David Tidhar, British police inspector in Jerusalem, one of them with a dedication of the author

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: David Tidhar (1897-1970) was a multi-talented person. He served in the Jewish Battalions during World War I and participated in the defense of Jaffa during the 1929 Palestine Riots. Later, he joined the British police and was appointed the officer of Jerusalem. He also worked as private investigator. He was close to Rabbi Kook and helped him in various matters. Tidhar was also involved in writing and edited the "Encyclopedia for the Pioneers and Builders of the Yishuv" and published several books about his life in the police, among them the book before us. 1. Chot'im Ve'Chataim Be'Eretz Yisrael (Sinners and Sins in the Land of Israel), 1924, first edition. The first book composed by Tidhar, which details the 'sins' of several of Israel's residents in those days in his eyes as a police officer. The book uniquely reveals the 'other side' of life in the Land of Israel - beginning with cases of intoxication and theft and ending with cases of embezzlement and murder. The book received a greeting letter from Rabbi Kook: "My best regards to you for your clever book. May we soon see the book 'Righteous and Righteousness in the Land of Israel'". Tidhar included a copy of this letter in his book 'In Uniform and Without Uniform'. First edition. Singular in this format. 177 pp. 40 pictures. Condition: Very good. Missing its cover. 2. Bein Ha'Patish La'Sadan (Between a Rock and a Hard Place) with the author's dedication. The book describes the difficult years in Israel since the 1929 Palestine Riots until the publication of the book. The book is written from the perspective of a Jewish police officer and deals with the Arabs in Israel, the Balfour Declaration, and the right for Jewish defense. With the author's portrait. The book is dedicated by the author to his friend Yisrael Weiss, 9.8.1937. Yisrael Weiss (born in 1912), a member of 'Ha'Poel Ha'Mizrachi' served as the manager of the Jewish Agency in Belgium and the manager of the United Jewish Appeal in Brussels and Luxemburg. He immigrated to Israel in 1935. He published a newspaper named 'The Child's Day' in Yiddish and French. Condition: Very good.

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Advertisement of the Only Daily Mining Newspaper in the World

Lot 1349: Advertisement of the Only Daily Mining Newspaper in the World

by Holabird Western Americana

April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Reno, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: "The Daily Mining Record." 102 pages. "Without apology, but with obvious purpose, this booklet is dedicated to the advertising public." Full of letters from advertisers extolling the virtues of advertising with this paper. They include Chloride Gold Mining Company, Mystic Shrine Gold, the Golden Slipper, Goldfield United, the Evergreen, etc. Think of this a a newspaper prospectus with testimonials. Nice original source material. Mostly Colorado. City: State: Colorado, Circa: 1904

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