One autograph album, ~7 x 4 inches, of red cloth, with the front cover torn off but present It contains autographs and ALS's of the following people, ordered alphabetically. Any photos not available will be uploaded shortly. William Rounseville Alger (theologian & orator) Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (abolitionist & Major General in the Union Army) Henry Ward Beecher (abolitionist & theologian) Fredrika Bremer (Swedish author & feminist reformer) Anson Burlingame (diplomat & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Rufus Wheelwright Clark (author & theologian) Cassius Marcellus Clay (abolitionist from Kentucky, and namesake for heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali) Linus Bacon Comins (member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Roscoe Deane (attorney-at-law) Stephen A. Douglas (defeated Abraham Lincoln in a 1858 campaign for the U. S. Senate, after a series of eloquent debates.) Ralph Waldo Emerson (author, transcendentalist & abolitionist) William Llloyd Garrison (leading abolitionist & journalist) Henry Giles (author & theologian) John Parker Hale (abolitionist & U.S. Senator from New Hampshire) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (medical doctor, author & father of the famous jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) Thomas Starr King (political activist & theologian. A statue of King was in the U.S. Capital building throughout the 20th century.) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (renowned poet, abolitionist & educator) Owen Lovejoy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Illinois) Alonzo Ames Miner (political activist, educator & theologian) William Douglas O’Connor (anti-slavery journalist) John Gorham Palfrey (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) Edwards Amasa Park (theologian & orator) Theodore Parker (social reformer & theologian) Marsena Rudolph Patrick (Brevet Major General in the Army of Potomac) Wendell Phillips (leading abolitionist. A statue of Wendell Phillips is in the Boston Public Garden) Josiah Quincy (abolitionist & member of Congress from Massachusetts) William Henry Ryder (abolitionist & theologian) John Godfrey Saxe (journalist and political activist) Jared Sparks (historian & educator) Richard Salter Storrs, Jr. (theologian & orator) Andrew Leete Stone (author & civil war chaplain for the 45th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers) William S. Studley (anti-slavery activist & theologian) Harriet Beecher Stowe (famous abolitionist & author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) Sylvanus Thayer (Brevet Brigadier General and “the father of West Point”) Mark Trafton (member of Congress & theologian) Howard Malcolm Ticknor (journalist) Robert Cassie Waterston (poet, theologian, & orator) Daniel Webster (noted orator & politician) Daniel Fletcher Webster (top person in U.S. Department of State & civil war hero) George Whipple (abolitionist & theologian) Seth Williams (Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac) Henry Wilson (Vice President of the United States from Natick Massachusetts) William Winter (author & drama critic) shelved case 1.
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. SH consignment; shelved case 0.
[Edinburgh]: Hodder and Stoughton, 1960. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 42pp; blackened leather covers; largely chipped and worn; spine ends lost; owner embossing [Lawrence Laurent of the Washington Post] and ink name and address on front end paper; creasing from paper clip book mark on pp27-32; few instances of pencil marginalia; enclosed are eight (8) letters mostly typed and signed and noting book owner Laurent's habit of lending this text [J. M. Barrie's St. Andrew's Rector's Address of 1922] to friends, including Frank J. Jordan  then Dean of the American University School of Communication, actor Arthur Hill , and former Florida Governor LeRoy Collins .
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933. First US Edition. Octavo in orange boards with dust jacket. (VG/VG) minor shelf wear, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Binding strong, text clean, text block slightly sun faded. Dust jacket now encased in a protective mylar covering. Some discoloration from tape on back end papers. 312 pages. [DJ spine has orange and gold spine with B&W photo and black text. SHELVED: Rockville, Copier room shelf INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: from Alonzo, Lara & Jean. and to To Lucy, my real life Helene. Vicki B.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. First Edition. 8vo hardcover with dustjacket. VG+/VG+. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin. Interior, binding and boards fine, 3/4 inch closed tear to dj by spine, light shelfwear to dj, dustjacket now in protective plastic sleeve. 57 pp. 039493573x. [Black text on white spine. In children's.].
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1992. First Edition [SIGNED]. Octavo; vg+/none; black leather boards and spine with gilt text, raised bands, and designs, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean. All edges, gilt, bound-in ribbon; shrink-wrapped; else very good; Shelved with Easton/Franklin.
London: Paper Tiger, 2001. First Edition. Quarto in black cloth boards, with dust jacket, VG/VG: some edge- and shelfwear, minor bumping to edges, corners of boards, and head and tail of spine. Interior is clean. SIGNED BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE and authors DURANT and MILLER on bookplates affixed to half-title page. Small smudge to Miller's signature. Also includes a note from Durant on USO stationary. Binding strong, text and illustrations clean. DJ protected by mylar sleeve. In very good condition. ISBN 1855858843. A wonderful collector's item. Consignment. [DJ spine has black background and white text. Shelved in Case 11].
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. First Edition. Octavo. Brown speckled cloth with illustrated paste downs on front cover and spine. With illustrated dust jacket. (VG/G) Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Binding strong and text clean with uniform age toning throughout. Text block age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust jacket in GOOD condition with minor shelf wear; age and sun toned with minor chipping and small tears to top and bottom; large section of rear dust jacket missing. Jacket has been inexpertly repaired with brown paper tape. Bears original pricing of $2.50; dj now protected by mylar sleeve. Rockville, Copier room Limited edition. Signed by Kenneth L. Roberts and Booth Tarkington. Profusely illustrated. 147 pages.
New York: Harper and Row, 1976. First Edition. 8vo in grey boards, black and red text on a white dj spine. VG+/VG. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FFEP. Minimal wear to the boards. Dj is lightly soiled on the front and back covers. 453 pgs. ISBN 0-06-010476-7. This item was from our Bethesda store, now shelved in Maryland warehouse with our regular stock. BOOK SHELVED IN THE RARE & EXPENSIVE SECTION.
Lexington, MA: The Lexington Press, 1987. First Printing. Large Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; Dark blue cloth spine & boards with silver text, squadron emblem embossed on front; Boards are clean, binding tight; Front and rear endpapers are maps showing successive locations of the squadron; Rear fly-leaf includes 44 autographs of pilots; Scarce first printing for squadron members; Post publication 2 page list of corrections laid in; Textblock clean; pp. 499. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera sections.
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 case 0.
1958. Signed 1 page program. Dated April 12, 1958, the program is for a concert in honor of of the 70th birthday of Nadia Boulanger, whose pupils included Aaron Copland, Walter Piston and Roy Harris, all of whom had pieces performed that evening. The program has been signed by Harris, Copland and inscribed to pianist William Masselos (by Piston). The program was also signed by pianist Johana Harris. Some light folds, otherwise fine. Shelved case 0, autograph folder. JL Consignment.
New York: Scat Publications, 1979. Limited First Edition [1 of 100 copies]. Quarto, unpaginated, VG-; black covers, white lettering: mild wear to head, tail, and corners; paste residue to head; light scratching to covers; light fingerprint marks to inside of front cover, recto and verso of half-title page, recto and verso of title page, and recto and verso of Burroughs' introduction—signature and text unaffected; light yellowing to interior, photographs unaffected; numerous black-and-white photographic gloss plates; SIGNED by De Sana to half-title page; one of 100 unnumbered copies stated to limitation page; shelved Case 11.
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.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2005. First Edition, Second Printing [SIGNED]. Octavo hardcover in quarter brown and three quarter brick colored boards, with illustrated dust jacket, VG+/VG: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine; DJ has some wrinkling at rear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Binding strong and text clean. DJ protected by mylar sleeve. ISBN 10: 0060563486; ISBN 13: 9780060563486. [DJ spine has illustrated background and brick colored and white text. Shelved in Hardcover Fiction].
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 autographs folder.
Undated. Slip of paper, approximately 2" x 4.5", bearing Porfirio Diaz's signature. Sheet has two small puncture marks and one faint vertical crease. Paper appears to have been clipped from a larger document. José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori served as President of Mexico for seven terms, in 1876, from 1877-1880 and 1884-1911. --L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
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 binder case 0.
New York: Basic Books, 2006. First Edition. Octavo hardcover in quarter gray and three-quarter white boards, with dust jacket, VG/VG: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND INSCRIBED to Pulitzer-winning journalist Haynes Johnson: "To Haynes--A great colleague Thomas Edsall." Binding strong and text clean. DJ protected by mylar sleeve. ISBN 10: 0465018157; ISBN 9780465018154. [DJ spine has white background and red and black text. Shelved in US Politics].
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975. First U.S. Edition. Octavo. Tan boards with blind stamped title and blue cloth spine with gilt letters. With photo illustrated white dust jacket. (VG/VG) Book is in very good condition. Binding strong and text clean with very minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block has minor foxing; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Signed by Truffaut on half-title page. Dust jacket in very good condition with minor shelf wear; age and sun toned with minor scuffs to front and spine; bears original pricing of $12.50; dj now protected by mylar sleeve. [D.C. Store: Case #5 ] Signed by Truffaut. 350 pages.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. First Edition [SIGNED BY AUTHOR]. Octavo, VG+/VG+, spine is pictorial with black text: minor shelfwear, head and tail of spine bumped. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND INSCRIBED TO A.O. HIRSCHMAN on half-title page. ISBN 0-679-44891-8, 570 pages. Binding strong and text clean. Shelve front table.
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2002. Signed Limited First Edition. 8vo hardcover in full maroon leather. NF. SIGNED by the author on Easton Press titlepage. Number 980 of 1,000. Includes certificate of authenticity and insert about the book and author. Gilt edges, silk endpapers, ribbon bookmark, four raised bands on spine. 382 pp. [Gilt text on maroon spine. Easton Press.].
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1998. First Edition [SIGNED]. Octavo in blue boards with gilt text and illustrations of a dancing male, vg+/none; spine is blue with gilt text and designs and two raised bands : minor shelf wear. Binding strong and text clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. All edges of the text block are gilt, the endpapers are marbled, and a bound-in ribbon comes with this handsome volume. 349 pp.; color frontispiece; else very good.
New York: Holiday House, 1981. 1st edition. Signed by Edward Gorey on title page Elongated duodecimo. Hardcover with dust jacket both in Very Good + condition. Text has no markings and pages are clean. Binding is tight. Unpaginated. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket has some sunning on spine but is nicely protected and maintained by a transparent mylar book jacket cover. All else is fine. - Shelve in Case # 0 (dust jacket is green with black text, spine is sunned to an aquamarine color).
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1998. First Edition [SIGNED]. Octavo in light shade of blue boards with gilt depictions of ferris wheels--calling to mind Heller's childhood on Coney Island--on front and rear covers, NF-/No DJ as issued, spine is blue with gilt text and designs and three raised bands: slight shelfwear. Binding strong and text clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. All edges of the text block are gilt, the endpapers bear images of Coney Island, and a bound-in ribbon comes with this handsome volume. Shelve front open case.
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.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. Stated first edition [SIGNED]. Octavo; Very Good condition, no dust jacket; gray cloth boards and spine with gilt titles; SIGNED BY AUTHOR, L. RON HUBBARD on free front end paper; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; 206 pp. binding shaken; else very good; --- [DC Store: Case #2].
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First Edition. Octavo. Grey cloth. With photo illustrated dust jacket. (VG-/G+) Book is in VERY GOOD (minus) condition. Binding strong and text clean with minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block clean but age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust jacket in GOOD (plus) condition with minor shelf wear; age and sun toned with chipping and small tears to top and bottom; bears original pricing of $3.95; dj now protected by mylar sleeve. [D.C. Store: CASE #5] Signed and dated 6-2-60 on free front end paper by Jack Dempsey. Photo illustrated. 249 pages.
1867. Slip of paper, approximately 2.5" x 7", bearing Benito Juarez's signature. Two small puncture marks and very faint vertical crease to paper. Dated August 23, 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.
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.
1936 & 1904. 1 Page TLS From Helen Keller, Forest Hills, NY dated 11/24/1936 to Mrs. Oliver S. Picher, Hubbard Woods, IL. Less that 5 weeks after the death of Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan the letter expresses her grief in the lost and her gratefulness at Picher's support. Signed by Keller (w/possibly her Secretary) in customary block-letter handwriting. ALSO, a 3 page TLS dated 5/20/1904 from Anne Sullivan to Mr. Alexender. The letter expresses Sullivan's gratitude for his visit and gift of flowers, as well as thanks for his suggestion of an autobiography for Helen Keller. Both letters show some folding, Sullivans letter also has some small spots of ink. Otherwise excellent. Shelve in case 0, autographs folder. JL Consignment.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1907. 8vo VG+/-- lacks dj (as issued?). Clean & tight w/minor wear on bottom boards & corners. Tail of spine crimped; cloth at head of spine chipped 1/8" across. Spine darkened w/slight staining. Edges of textblock foxed. Bookplate on front pastedown. SIGNED, inscribed by the author w/. author ms. letter laid in. x, 281pp w/adverts at end.
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. --L.H. CONSIGNMENT Shelve: L.H. Autographs.
Undated. Slip of paper, approximately 1.5" x 4" bearing Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada's signature. Paper has half-inch open tear and two small puncture marks. The portion of paper with the signature appears to have been clipped from a larger document, as the text is fragmented. 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.
Baltimore: 1951. Signed by Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne. Inscription written in Lunt's handwriting to Mrs. Schellhase. Both signatures are only partial, as they have been cut-off. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].