One autograph book, bound in red cloth, measuring 8 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. Slightly warped due to the ephemera within, as well as some slight wear. Contains a multitude of signatures, photos, and newspaper clippings. Some of the contents include the autographs of: Robert Wagner, Liselotte Schreiner, Claus Hofer, Maria Wimmer, Werner Hinz, Ehmi Bessel, Mathies Wieman, Paul Wegener, Gustav Knutn, Werner Hinz, Walter Franck, Hannsgeorg Laubenthel, Gustav Grundens, Paul Hartmann, Paul Harbiger, Albert Florath, Kathe Gold, Marianne Hoppe, Paul Hartmann. SF consignment; SEE ALL 6 IMAGES FOR DETAILS. SOME ECOMMERCE SITES HAVE IMAGE CAPS, SO IF YOU DON'T SEE ALL 6 IMAGES, CONTACT SELLER FOR MORE INFORMATION NOTE: Shelved in middle room, in Upstairs offices area.
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VG; a one-page ALS in French, 21.5cm x 21cm, undated; the end section of a longer missive about the exhibitions of Renoir and Cézanne and the unidentified author's enjoyment of their juxtaposition, signature unclear; pencil in the upper left corner reading (translated) "this is the end of the article," as well as circling the final sentence and signature, "660" next to the signature, and a circled "AL" in the lower left corner, mild wear to edges, six horizontal folds and other partial creases throughout; shelved case 0.
New York: New York Philharmonic, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Small octavo pamphlet; VG-; spine stapled; mild wear and soiling; tide lines at outer and lower edges; blue staining to lower end of spine; signed flat by Bernstein and assistant conductor Maurice Peress; else clean; VM consignment; shelved Case 0 binder.
Group of cut signatures from the following professional baseball players: Phil Cavaretta cut signature (pencil) Roy Hughes cut signature (pencil) "Hoody" English index card (ink) Tex Hughson cut signature (ink) Lou Novikoff and Mickey Kreetner cut signature (pen/pencil) Dick Newsome cut signature (pencil) Jim Tabor cut signature (pencil) Hy Vandenberg autograph on paper (ink) Aldon Willkie cut signature (pencil) Dewey Williams cut signature (pencil) Ken Chase cut signature (pencil) "Lefty" Gomez pencil on paper (repaired) KW Consignment.
1838-1861. Two wood-framed collections of 19th century nautical promissory notes, with typed transcriptions; most notes dated 1838; not examined out of frames; dimensions of frame 1: height 31.25" x width 25.25"; dimensions of frame 2: height 30.25" x width 24.25"; RW consignment; located at Dupont Store. W1009.
Pont-Aven: 1887. G+; a two-page on one sheet front and back ALS in French, 27cm x 21cm, dated October 17, 1887; an unidentified author replying to an unidentified recipient about local news in the art circle, in particular lamenting the incursion of American and British artists; mild staining primarily to the left side of the sheet, light creasing throughout and chipping around the edges, one small hole to the center of the sheet, two small closed tears at the horizontal fold and large closed tears to the lower half of the sheet at the quarter and three quarter folds, four folds, one horizontal at the half and three vertical at even quarters; shelved case 0.
18th Century. Archive of documents regarding Robert Walpole, collected by British bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps; five manuscript documents by multiple authors: Manuscript 1: 2 folio leaves folded into 9pps commentary on clipped newspaper article comparing John Stuart (3rd Earl of Bute, 1713-1792) to William Pitt (1st Earl of Chatam, 1708-1778). The article is circa 1763. According to a note on the reverse of the first leaf these comments are made by “Mr. J.C.” Manuscript 2: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp. According to a penned note on the recto of 1st page “Mr. J.C.’s remarks on La H’s Walpoleana” J.C. apparently was asked to be a trustee of Oglethorpe’s Georgia Plan but declined as he also declined a part in the “British —-hery” Manuscript 3: 6 folio leaves folded into 20pp. Ms of Lord Hardwicke’s “Walpoleana.” Philip Yorke (Earl of Hardwick 1720-1790) published this work in 1783. Manuscript 4: 3 folio leaves folded into 12pp. “Remarks on a Pamphlet called Political Debates Particularly that part of it pretended to have been spoke by Mr W.P. (Wm. P.H).” Paper same as item #1 presumably same hand. Also by Mr. J.C? Manuscript 5: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp apparently incomplete. A ms of a speech to Parliament? on the “Embargo laid on Wheat and Wheat flour by the Kings Order in Counsel Sept 26, 1766.” Manuscript 6: 2 folio leaves folded into 8pp. A copy of a “Paper delivered to the D. of Newcastle May 15, 1757.” Duke of Newcastle (Sir Thomas Pelham-Hollis, 1693-1768). Pitt fell in April, Newcastle joined with him and Pitt rose again in June. This letter supports Newcastle in joining P.H. Items housed in Phillipps' presumed original folder, with his archive number 9104; some wear and soiling to folder; most manuscripts breaking at horizontal center folds; RW consignment; shelved Case 0. W1001.
1946. One-page autograph letter signed by W. H. Auden with one horizontal fold and three vertical, housed in the original envelope. Undated, but postmarked March 22, 1946, it answers a request for an autograph and a handwritten copy of a poem. The autograph was agreed to, but the poem had a very snarky answer: "You are welcome to my autograph, but I will not copy out a poem because / a) I am too lazy / b) You couldn't read it if I did. / c) Why should I?" Letter is in Very Good condition with light wear. Light age toning to envelope, tears to flap, handwritten return address to flap. KW Consignment. Shelved case 0.
London: John Murray, 1863. 1863 Reprint. Octavo, 47 pages. In Very Good condition. Stitched pamphlet with autograph letter signed by Sarah Austin loose. Mild shelf wear and soiling. Edges of pamphlet mildly worn and age-toned. Front cover inscribed to Lord Arthur Russell. Previous bookseller's marks at back cover. Pages clean. Shelved Case 7. W1015.
ALS (4 in. x 7 in.),  page. In Very Good condition. A one-page autograph note, in French. Light offset visible to upper half of recto, light creasing along the edges, and a very small closed tear at the horizontal half. Folded in half twice, once vertically and once horizontally, as well as one more full length vertical fold along the left side. This undated, unsigned and unaddressed note is purportedly from French Biologist Antoine Bechamp to Louis Pasteur. The note discusses the silkworm ailments pébrine, also known as "pepper disease," and the bacteria Flacherie, as well as cleaning procedures. The bottom half of the recto has calculations in at least two different pencils, the authorship of which is unclear. The verso is blank save for the name "Béchamp". Shelved in Case 0.
Autographs and signed letters from two renown naturalists: William Beebe (1877-1962) American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author. One autograph on paper; postmarked 9/23/1946. Very Good condition with light age toning. John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the conservation movement. One-page autographed hand-written letter discussing Stephen's gift of a hunting hatchet. Very Good condition with light age toning. KW Consignment.
Chevilly: 1859. VG-; a two-page on one sheet front and back ALS in French, 27cm x 20.5cm, dated October 10, 1859; a letter from R. Benseur, a tailor or garment-maker, to an unidentified client on the author's return to Paris from Bretagne; assorted offset marks to the blank verso half, two pieces of non-archival tape at the blank recto side of the vertical half fold, one small partially closed flap tear, possibly from removed adhesive, to the blank recto half, four folds, one horizontal at the half and three vertical at even quarters, and light creasing throughout; shelved case 0.
Camden, New jersey: 1921, 1929. Two autograph letters signed (ALSs), one four pages, one five pages, both relating to his famous cigarette trick. One is dated Jan. 15, 1921, and the second is dated Jan.8, 1929. Very good. Lightly age-toned, with lightly worn creases and minor bumping to edges and corners.
1910, 1945-1946. Group of signed letters and postcards from famous explorers. The lot includes the following: Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) American naval officer and explorer. One-page typed letter signed on "Navy Department" letterhead. Letter dated 10/31/1946. Admiral R.N. Peary (1856-1920) American explorer and officer in the United States Navy who made several expeditions to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One-page typed letter discussing receipt of gifted hunting hatchet. Letter dated 7/23/1910. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Two autographs on index cards; dated 9/11/1945. KW Consignment.
Camp David: Newsweek, 1971. Reduced and laminated copy of historic Newsweek magazine cover celebrating the "Camp David Accords" of 1978. Autographed in ink by all three signees in September of 1978: United States President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Printed on Kodak paper measuring 8 in x 10 in. The print was excised from a binder and is currently laid on the thin cardboard of the binder pages (see last close-up photograph and please note the black border is just the photographic background). BL Consignment. Located at Dupont location.
1946. Two letters from Leslie Charteris. The first is a one page typed signed letter with two folds and housed in the original envelope. Dated January 3, 1946, it discusses being able to order Saint books from Charteris directly and references a second sheet with a list of titles, also present. The second letter is a two page typed unsigned advertisement for Charteris' 'A Letter from The Saint,' advertising a weekly letter from Charteris for a small fee. Letters are in Very Good condition with light wear. The first has a paper-clip indent. Light age toning to envelopes. KW Consignment. Shelved case 0.
New Haven, Connecticut: 1966. One sheet of paper, measuring 7 1/4" x 8 1/2", with the letterhead of Yale University. A TLS signed by William Sloane Coffin Jr, the chaplain of Yale University. It is addressed to Mr. Leon Guterman, President and Publisher of Wisdom Magazine. Paper has some faint creases, where it was folded into an envelope. Lieberman consignment; shelved Lieberman box (folder).
Two separate letters, being a five page ALS on three sheets, from Noël Coward to Edna Ferber, dated 29/9/31 and a one page ALS on Les Avants sur Montreux letterhead also to Edna Ferber. All sheets with one horizontal fold. The first, addressed to "Ferber my little darling," it discusses Coward's West End production of Theatre Royal, a play originally written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and preformed on Broadway under the title The Royal Family from 1927-28. Coward's cast included Marie Tempest as Fanny Cavendish, Madge Titheradge as Julie Cavendish and Laurence Olivier as Tony Cavendish. Theatre Royal had 24 performances from 1–20 October 1934 in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester before staying at the Lyric Theatre from 23 October – 23 December 1934. Coward discusses Olivier "Larry Olivier is playing Tony for the 1st two weeks on the road + is marvelous - then Brian Aherne takes over for London." Aherne never did take over. Olivier stayed in the roll for two months in London before he broke his ankle. Aherne played Mercutio on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet and stared in two films that year. "I think you'd be delighted with the whole cast with one notable exception + that is W. Graham Browne as Oscar Wolfe who, owing to being very old indeed + unable to act at all...This unfortunately is absolutely unavoidable as Marie Tempest will not appear without him + she is beyond words superb as Fanny. She gives every comedy line its full value + is deeply moving in the Vragis scenes. Madge Titheradge is magnificent as Julie + the end of the second Act is pretty God=damned exciting...I think you and George would be pleased with the whole performance + production...please I tell you, Miss Ferber + dear Mr. Kaufman, that I think "The Royal Family" ("Theatre Royal") is one of the most superbly written + brilliantly constructed plays I have ever had anything to do with. The second is addressed "Darling Ferb" and discusses an upcoming surgery and general musings. It is signed 'COVARR' and has pencil written 9/5/60 on rear; RW consignment; shelved case 0 W1007.
1945-1960. An archive of 15 EE Cummings and Marion Morehouse Cummings items sent to Selden Rodman A set of 3 letters, the first being an ALS from Marion to Rodman, dated July 27, '59 about having Seldon visit them. The second is a TLS by Cummings to Rodman, dated September 4, '59, that reads in part: 'when you suggested calling here with your little daughter, en route to friends in Maine, neither Marion nor I suspected that we might find ourselves entertaining a professional interviewer in disguise[.] now that (Via the book which you so kindly gave me) I realize who was our guest, or rather who he has become, let me make two things perfectly clear--1st, under no circumstances should I consent to be interviewed by him;& 2nd, anything I said in his presence was said privately (id est:not for publication)" and is signed. The third is a carbon copy of Rodman's response, reading in part: "Your letter of September 4 hurt me deeply. I do not go anywhere, or do anything, "in disguise." Had I wanted to write an interview, I would have asked your permission, and taken verbatim notes on the spot, as I did in the case of each of the artists in the book I gave you...Had I had the underhanded intent you so unkindly suggest, surely the last thing I would have done would be to make a gift of a book capable of arousing such a fear...I did say that if ever in some remote future I become nostalgic enough about the past two write what used to me [to write what used to be] called "memoires," I would illustrate it with my photos, and would appreciate adding yours to those that such poets as Frost, Williams, Pound, Jeffers,, Auden, et al seemed glad to have me take." 3 Typed Letters Signed by Cummings with some scorching in the margins, some loss of letters and edges trimmed, as is not unusual for material from the Rodman archive. All also have some water-staining and minor folds; The first is dated September and reads "may I somewhat tardily but most sincerely salute your generosity and ask it to believe that the present writer is as sorry to disappoint you as he is delighted to learn that just for a change I'm expensive? --yours for living P.S. no poet is dead. The second is dated February 8 194- and tells Rodman to write Cummings' agent regarding him including poems in something Rodman is putting together. The third is dated August 20 1945 and reads in part "Now as for "future plans", never have plans of any sort; as as for "this war's war poetry", I feel that the undersigned (being a participant, however feeble, therein) should hold his peace." 1 folded newspaper clipping of Marion Morehouse Cummings' obituary.; 1 greeting card with artwork based on a painting by EE Cummings, "greetings to you + B. from Cummings + Marion". Mild wear and rubbing, primarily to creases; 1 TLS, dated Dec 3, from EE Cummings answering three questions posed to him, being how he writes his name and two corrections to his poems, with a note that they can correct any other mistakes in the proofs. Water-staining to the uper edge and upper left corner. Signed by Cummings on the reverse.; 2 postcards, dated October 28 and Nov 14, '58, the first with greetings and asking for a copy of Rodman's "Mexican Journal" [Mexican Journal: The Conquerors Conquered], the second reading "Marion's now perusing (with delight) your Mexican Journal; while our unhero wrestles with his autumn-winter "readings", not to mention --ars longa", both signed with "eec" in red"; 1 postcard, dated September 10, '59, with a line from Cummings poem 'may my heart always be open to little…,' reading in red ink "and even if it's sunday may i be wrong" and signed by him with 'eec' in blue.; 3 ALS on 4 sheets from Marion, dated 1959/1960. RW consignment; shelved case 0. W1012.
1946. Original sketches and autographs from two classic American cartoonists: Pulitzer Price winning cartoonist, Jay Norwood Darling (1876-1962) a.k.a, Ding Darling. Sketch in black ink on paper and autograph on paper (also black ink). Envelope postmarked 2/6/1946. Both items in Very Good condition with light age toning and creasing along folds. Carl Thomas Anderson (1865-1948), signed ink/colored pencil sketch of Henry from the comic strip he is best remembered for: "Henry". Envelope dated 1/4/1946. KW Consignment.
Paris: authors, 1864. First Edition. Oblong thin folio rebound in red cloth with no letters; VG; minimal soiling on boards; strong binding; first three title pages show substantial tearing around edges, some repaired with scotch tape; a couple of pages have offsetting from ink not detrimental to text; engravings and drawings throughout; each page with legends in tight print; pp. 207; the original project was to compile about 1,500 autographs for the bi-monthly magazine; this first volume contains signatures and letters from Louis Napoleon to Alfred de Musset and Lamennais as well as many artists and artistocrats; in French; shelved front table; due to odd size, please contact us for shipping cost.
Three pieces of paper. Two are typewritten letters, dated October 1936, with one signed at the end. The third is a handwritten note on her own letterhead, dated July 1945. Letter is protected by a clear plastic sleeve. All are addressed to a Dr. Wilbur. Lieberman consignment. Shelve in Lieberman box (folder).
1875. One piece of paper, measuring approximately 3" x 5". The front is a United States Postal Card, with a stamp marking it as being sent from Massachusetts. The rear contains a handwritten note with a signature at the bottom. Susan Dimock was appointed resident physician of the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1872, and was the first woman member of the North Carolina Medical Society. She died in 1875, at the age of 28, in the shipwreck of the SS Schiller. Lieberman consignment. Shelved in Lieberman box (folder).
[Paris]. VG; A two-page ALS on one sheet in French, 27cm x 21cm, dated Tuesday the 28th without year or month; a brief letter from Duret requesting a visit by Félix Fénéon as Duret had injured himself and was still recovering; folded in half twice, once vertically and once horizontally; shelved case 0.
c1946. Group of autographs, hand-copied poems, and autographed letters from famous American poets. This lot includes the following: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet, biographer, and Pulitzer-prize winner. Two autographs on index cards in black ink (dated August 1946). Very Good condition. Mark van Doren (1894-1972) American poet/writer. Hand-copied excerpt from "Our Lady Peace" (written by Van Doren in 1943). One-page autographed in black ink (dated 3/7/1946): She was the very ridges that we must scale, Securing the rough top. And how she smiled Was how our strength would issue. Not to fail Was having her, gigantic, undefiled, For homely goddess, big as the world that burned, Grandmother and taskmistress, frild and town. We let the stranger go; but when we turned Our lady lived, fierce in each other's frown. Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) American poet and writer; First Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. One-page typed memo on "Assistant Secretary of State" letterhead. Signed in black ink and dated 7/24/1945. Letter thanks Stephen for his correspondence: "Your letter is far too kind, but at least it merits more than the autograph of, Yours Very Sincerely..." Marianne Moore (1887-1972) American modernist poet. In response to Stephen's letter Marianne hand-writes: "Dear Stephen, Since handwriting is a kind of portrait it is reasonable we should take an interest in it but I do not quite approve of 'autograph collecting.' Give some thought to this: Quite aghast from theory, I send you my good wishes." One-page note autographed in black ink (dated 2/15/1946). Max Eastman (1883-1969) American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet and a prominent political activist. In response to Stephen's letter Eastman typed out "Coming To Port": OUR motion on the soft still misty river Is like rest; and like the hours of doom That rise and follow one another ever, Ghosts of sleeping battle-cruisers loom And languish quickly in the liquid gloom. From watching them your eyes in tears are gleaming, And your heart is still; and like a sound In silence is your stillness in the streaming Of light-whispered laughter all around, Where happy passengers are homeward bound. Their sunny journey is in safety ending, But for you no journey has an end. The tears that to your eyes their light are lending Shine in softness to no waiting friend; Beyond the search of any eye they tend. There is no nest for the unresting fever Of your passion, yearning, hungry-veined; There is no rest nor blessedness forever That can clasp you, quivering and pained, Whose eyes burn ever to the Unattained. Like time, and like the river's fateful flowing, Flowing though the ship has come to rest, Your love is passing through the mist and going, Going infinitely from your breast, Surpassing time on its immortal quest. The ship draws softly to the place of waiting, All flush forward with a joyful aim, And while their hands with happy hands are mating, Lips are laughing out a happy name-- You pause, and pass among them like a flame. Typed letter is two pages in length, signed in black ink, post-marked from Cuba, and dated 3/14/1946. Very Good condition with light+ age toning. John G. Whittier (1807-1892) American poet. Autograph in pen inscribed: "I am very truly Thy Friend" and dated 1876. Paper note laid on paper with age toning and light wrinkling Annie Fields (1834-1915) American writer, poet, and philanthropist. One-page autographed letter signed in black ink. Writing is difficult to transcribe but signature confirmed to be Annie Adams Fields (writing from her home at 148 Charles Street). Condition is Very Good with light age toning. Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977) American poet. Two autographs on index cards in black ink; envelope postmarked 8/9/1945. Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886-1970) American poet. One-page typed memo signed on personal letterhead. In response to Stephen's letter: "Thank you for your letter of February 4th, which has remained unanswered so long because I have been ill. The necessity to conserve my strength is a prime reason why I have to refuse to copy out poems on request, although I am happy when I know that they are enjoyed. Best luck to your studies and to you." signed in black ink and dated 3/5/1946. Condition is Very Good with light age toning. Provenance: Second Story Books is delighted to present this original, hand-signed item from the Stephen May Autograph Collection. As a youth in the 1940's, Stephen May (193.
New York: Associated Press, 1929. Associated Press photograph (New York, 1929) from "Golden Jubilee" celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Edison's historic discovery. The photograph features Thomas Edison, Herbert Hoover, Henry Ford, and Francis Jehl in the laboratory re-enacting "the miracle of light." Photograph is signed in black ink by Edison, Hoover, and Ford. Photograph is mounted on paper in a 12 in x 10 in wood frame with photograph measuring 9 1/2 in x 7 in (with corners clipped). Condition is Good overall with age toning and a number of cracks throughout (and a few small partial tears). The photo appears to be laid down inside the frame. Newspaper clipping was removed from glass front (small amount of adhesive residue remaining). Associated Press credit and description on verso (photograph titled "History Repeats Itself"). BL Consignment. Located at DuPont Store.
Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing. Signed and inscribed photograph of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Photographic area measures 10.25" x 13.25"; frame measures 16.5 "x 22". Condition is Very Good with light age toning to photograph; toning and scattered foxing to matte. Signature in black is slightly faded. BL Consignment. Located at Dupont Store.
1946. One-page autograph letter signed by Ira Gershwin with two horizontal folds and housed in the original envelope. Dated Dec. 17. 46 and written on his letterhead, it answers questions regarding 'Of Thee I Sing': "...it took about five months for my brother and I to do the score. Yes, all the collaborators kept in close touch with one another during the creative and rehearsal periods. As to your question regarding the reception of the opus I can only say that I doubt that few, if any, musicals ever received better notices." Letter is in Very Good condition with light wear. Light age toning to envelope. KW Consignment. Shelved case 0.
Montaglona: Privately Published, 1949. First edition. Chapbook with signed postcard; VG; Some rubbing to the edges, light bumping; Corners slightly creased; Postcard and letter in excellent shape with some creasing on upper edge; Postcard signed "H. Hesse" and chapbook initialed H.H.; Very Scarce; 27 pages, letter and postcard. Shelved in Autograph album case 0.
. One-page autograph letter signed by Oliver Wendell Holmes with one horizontal fold. Undated, it is addressed to the Editor of The Traveller regarding an interview: "I do not wish to be "interviewed" on the subject you mention." Letter is in Very Good condition with light wear. It has been pasted onto a slightly larger sheet of paper with an ink note 'Spring of 1891' below letter, newsclipping pasted to rear; KW Consignment. Shelved case 7.
1945-1946. Collection of signed items and publications related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's first Director, J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972). This lot includes the following: One-page typed letter signed by Hoover on official F.B.I. letterhead (TLS). Letter dated 1/3/1946 is addressed to Mrs. Jelliffe and expresses appreciation for her thoughtful correspondence. Condition is Very Good- with light age toning, creasing, and minor staining. Letter signed in blue ink and references enclosure of the the next item. Seven-page typed transcript of address given by Hoover at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1945 titled, "The Reconversion of Law Enforcement." The address discusses the roles and importance of cooperation of law enforcement agencies at the conclusion of the second World War: "After every great war or period of acute national emergency there has been a recession of moral fortitude. This one will be no exception. I hope as you do that the racketeers, the overlords, the desperados and the criminal scum who characterized the roaring twenties will not come back to the American scene. I fear, however, that this is wishful thinking. Once they get a start and find they can succeed, we shall face very serious trouble." Condition is Very Good- with light age toning to edges, light edgewear and creasing, and mild discoloration of staple. One-page letter signed by Hoover on official F.B.I letterhead (TLS). Letter dated 9/8/45 is addressed to Stephen and thanks him for his thoughtful sentiments regarding the F.B.I and Hoover's role as Director. Condition is Very Good with very light age toning and creasing where the letter was folded. Signature is strong in blue ink. Letter also references the inclusion of the next item: an autograph. Included in correspondence is J. Edgar Hoover's autograph on a 2" x 5" slip of white paper. Signature is strong in blue ink; Very Good condition with very light age toning. Copy of "The Story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Published in 1945; Condition is Very Good- with light age toning, mild discoloration of staples, light creasing, and light wear to spine; 19 pages chronicling important moments in F.B.I. history: "The purpose of this report is to acquaint the youth of America with the work of the FBI". KW Consignment.
Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1937. Seven-page typed letter signed (TLS) by former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. The letter was drafted to assist the addressee (a State Department journalist) with his publication of a series of articles "dealing with the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Letter is dated June 22, 1937 and discusses (in wonderful detail) the FBI's pursuit of John Dillinger and Eva Frechette following Dillinger's escape from an Indiana state prison in March of 1934. The hunt culminated in a violent standoff between Dillinger-Frechette and the FBI at a Minnesota apartment complex. The two would escape, but Dillinger was wounded and Frechette would be apprehended a few weeks later in Chicago. From Page #5: "Subsequently the apartment occupied by Dillinger and Frechette was searched and there were found a Thompson sub-machine gun with stock missing, two automatic rifles, one .38 calibre super Colt automatic revolver with twenty shot magazine clips and two bullet- proof vests. Identification in the Technical Laboratory of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of latent fingerprints found in this apartment confirmed the presence of the fugitive and his paramour." The letter also briefly discusses two other cases: Margaret Allen (1936) and Alice Gordon (1927). Letter typed on official FBI letterhead and signed by Hoover on the final page in blue ink. Letter is in Very Good condition with light age toning (light+ toning to edges), creasing, edge wear (with small partial tear to Page 1), and the occasional light stain or isolated spot of foxing. BL Consignment. Currently shelved Room A.
Five fragments of ALS by Huxley; all pieces with evidence of burning; burned sections cut away, resulting in loss of text and fragmentation of letters, as is not unusual for material from the Rodman archive. extant pages clean and flat; dates and locations uncertain; all hand-written by Huxley; letters discuss travel in southern France and Italy; RW consignment; shelved Case 0. W1014.
c1945. Group of autographs, ephemera, signed letters, and signed photos from famous musicians. Included in this lot are the following: Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) American-born British violinist and conductor. Two autographs penned in black ink on index cards (dated August, 1945) with envelope postmarked 8/17/1945. Condition is Very Good with light age toning. Jose Iturbi (1895-1980) Spanish conductor, pianist, and harpsichordist; appeared in several Hollywood films in 1940's. One autographed photograph and two autographs on index cards in black ink (dated 1946). Very Good condition with light age toning. Joseph Zoellner, Sr (1862-1950) Violinist Zoellner string quartet. Autographed black-and-white photograph and autographed Zoellner Quartet program, "Six Chamber Evenings " Light age toning to both items; photograph is stuck to front corner of program. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) American engineer, musician, and inventor (Hammond organ/clock). One-page typed letter signed on Hammond Instrument Company letterhead. Envelope postmarked 1/23/1947. Very Good condition with light age toning. Andre Kostelanetz (1901-1980) Russian-born American conductor. Autograph on index card in blue ink. Very Good condition with light age toning. Serge Koussevitsky (1874-1951) Russian-born American conductor. Autograph on index card. Very Good condition with light age toning. Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985) Hungarian-born American conductor/violinist. Two autographs on index cards in blue ink. Envelope dated 8/12/1945. Condition is Very Good with light age toning. Mischa Elman (1891-1967) Russian-born American violinist. Two autographs on index cards. Envelope postmarked 8/11/1945. Condition is Very Good with light age toning KW Consignment.
1867. Slip of paper, approximately 2.5" x 7.5", bearing Benito Juarez's signature. Sheet has one faint vertical crease and a slightly bent corner. Dated August 26, 1867. Paper appears to be clipped from a larger document. Benito Pablo Juárez García served as president of Mexico for five terms. ---L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
1861. Slip of paper, approximately 2.5" x 7", bearing the signature of Benito Juárez. Faint soiling to sheet. Adhesive residue to verso. Swooping ink marks to text of paper. Dated September 6, 1861. Paper appears to have been clipped from a larger document. Benito Pablo Juárez García served as president of Mexico for five terms. ---L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
1871. Slip of paper, approximately 2.5" x 7.5", bearing Benito Juarez's signature. Two faint vertical creases to sheet and very minor foxing. Spots of adhesive residue to verso. Dated July 20, 1871. Juarez's signature is faint compared to other text on slip. Paper appears to have been clipped from a larger document. Benito Pablo Juárez García served as president of Mexico for five terms. ---L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
Washington, D.C. 1961. Photograph of JFK and Jackie Kennedy in formal attire at the 1961 "Inaugural Ball". Photograph is signed and inscribed by Jackie in brown ink along the matte bottom border. Presented as an assemblage with an original "Inaugural Ball" envelope postmarked 1/23/1961 mounted underneath the glass. Frame measures 12 1/2 in. x 15 1/2 in. with photographic area of 7 in. x 9 1/2 in. White painted frame has a view nicks and scratches but contents appear to be in Very Good condition. BL Consignment. Located at the Dupont Store.
[Paris]. VG-; A one-page ALS in French, 18cm x 11.5cm, dated Monday the 19th without year or month; a brief letter from Madame Le Breuilly to Countess Félicité de Choiseul-Meuse on the occasion of the former returning from a trip and looking to catch up with the latter; small "359" in pencil to corner of verso, some foxing and light creasing at edges, small open tear to one corner where letter was sealed, orange wax remnant to torn corner on recto and corresponding on verso, folded three times, once vertically and twice horizontally; shelved case 0.
Framed and matted photograph, event flyer, and ALS; in wood frame; not examined out of frame; dimensions of frame: height 17" x width 27 3/4"; dimensions of photo from sight: height 7 1/4" x width 9 1/8"; dimensions of flyer from sight: height 4 1/8" x width 5 1/8"; dimensions of letter from sight: height 4" x width 8"; RW consignment; located at Dupont Store. W1010.
1876. Approximately 8"x1.5". Slip of paper bearing Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada's handwritten signature, clipped from a Mexican government document. Vertical fold to slip. Dated April 28, 1876. Lerdo de Tejada was the 27th president of Mexico, serving from 1872 to 1876. His political party was liberal. --L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
1867. Slip of paper approximately 1.5"x6", bearing Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada's signature. Paper appears to be clipped from a larger sheet. Portion of paper reads, handwritten: "Independencia y Libertad, México" and is dated November 30, 1867 with Lerdo de Tejada's signature. Lerdo de Tejada was the 27th president of Mexico, serving from 1872 to 1876. His political party was liberal. --L.H. Consignment. Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
1870. Slip of paper, approximately 2.5"x6", bearing Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada's signature. Paper appears to be clipped from a larger sheet. Light soiling to slip. Portion of paper reads, handwritten: "Independencia y Libertad, México" and is dated December 24, 1870 with Lerdo de Tejada's signature. Lerdo de Tejada was the 27th president of Mexico, serving from 1872 to 1876. His political party was liberal. LH consignment; shelved case 0.