Saints, Sinners, Kings, & Queens: Unique Autographs & Manuscripts from the 15th to 20th Centuries - 0% Buyers Premium

by Lion Heart Autographs
October 25, 2017 1:00 PM EST Live auction
New York, NY, US | Auction Details

141 Lots


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Lion Heart Autographs’ October 25, 2017 “No Buyers Fee” auction features remarkable autographs and manuscripts ranging from a DS by Saint Francis de Sales to an extremely rare ALS by Marie Antoinette as Queen of France and a letter from Wanda (“the whip”) Sacher-Masoch referring to her “Masochistic” husband;  a rare example signed by France’s King Louis XI and a lengthy DS by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain legitimizing the cousin and future sister-in-law of Ponce de Leon, the conquistador and explorer of Florida; kings and queens of Hawaii; numerous fascinating letters of American presidents and first ladies, including a remarkable, unpublished ALS by Franklin Pierce criticizing President Lincoln and discussing Fort Sumter 16 days prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and a photograph of Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman inscribed to JFK; important physicists like Teller, Yang, Wolfgang Pauli and Einstein and Nobel Prize winners, including Pearl Buck’s hand-corrected reading copy of her Nobel Prize lecture on The Chinese Novel; letters from members of the Irish Literary Revival; Judaica, including a rare example from the first victim (a Jew) of political assassination by the Haganah in Palestine; gay history; financiers, including “Commodore” Vanderbilt; and an astonishing letter by William Randolph Hearst about Citizen Kane, “I have not seen Citizen Kane. I do not know what the picture is about.” All autographs are guaranteed authentic without limit to the original purchaser. Please see our auction terms for more details.

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