1933. A signed half view of General John Pershing, showing him from mid chest upwards, wearing his uniform. In Very Good condition. Housed in Very Good condition frame. Professionally framed. Dimensions in frame: height 10.7 inches x width 8.5 inches, with the photo being only slightly smaller. Not examined outside of frame. Inscribed: "For Ambassador and Mrs Straus With Warm personal regards And best wishes. Sept 1933 John J Pershing." Located at the Dupont Store.
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A signed 3/4 view of James Corbett, showing him from the knees upwards, wearing only boxing pants and belt. In Very Good condition. Housed in Very Good condition frame. Professionally framed. Dimensions in frame: height 11.9 inches x width 8.25 inches, with the photo being only slightly smaller. Not examined outside of frame. Inscribed: "To My friend Gerald Levy With best regards Jas J Corbett Champion of the World 1892-1897." Located at the Dupont Store.
1933-1963. A Collection of over 120 early photographs, letters, signed photos, and ephemera related to Amelia Earhart. The collection appears to have been assembled by collector Bill Schneider from the 1930s to 1960s and then purchased by William Littlewood in the 1970s. The collection includes 1). A photo of Amelia Earhart in the Beech-Nut initialed by Amelia Earhart, accompanied by an ALS from Bill Schneider to Earhart asking for an autographed photo. The items are in a black plastic frame. 2). Four photos of the Fokker F-7 Friendship signed by Lou Gordon, the mechanic and co-pilot for the 1928 flight in which Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean. 3). Seven ALS from Lou Gordon to Bill Schneider, dated: 5/1/1934, 8/20/49, 3-18-1951,1/30/1952, 9-5-1955,3/9/1957, and 10/14/1963. 4). A letter signed by Betty Chester (Earhart’s secretary) to Bill Schneider, dated 7/15/1933, with two accompanying Type 1 photos of Earhart arriving after completing the Bendix Race. The items are in a black plastic frame. 5). First flight cover carried by Earhart on her 1935 Hawaii-California flight.With typed notation: “Hawaii-California // This letter Carried By The Kindness Of Miss Amelia Earhart // Bill Schneider Jr., Rahway, New Jersey.” Accompanied by 16 photos produced by Lockheed showing images from Earhart's Hawaii-California flight. 6).First flight cover dated “1937” with text: “Amelia Earhart Completes World Flight.” 7). Cover honoring Amelia Earhart (with U.S. Air Mail stamp), dated 1963, with signature of aviatrix Viola Gentry. 8). 58 photographs, all dating to the 1930s, showing multiple Earhart-flown planes, public events, etc. All photographs are either Type 1 or very early reproductions. 9). Six photos of Earhart's "Trans-Atlantic Lockheed" released by Lockheed. 10). Photograph of Amelia Earhart with Paul Collins, Richard Alsworth, and Gene Vidal. The photo is signed by Paul Collins on the back and is undated. 11). Three signed Type 1 photos of American Aviator Frank Purdy Lahm. 12). Sixteen photos of planes Earhart flew, events Earhart appeared at, etc. similar to those released by Lockheed. 13). Two Type 1 Photos of Lockheed plane emblazoned “Mrs. ?”. 14). Two Ads for Amelia Earhart speech appearance at the Masonic Temple (presumably in Michigan City in 1934). 15). Three ads for covers (1930s). 16). TLS from Bill Schneider to “Captain Blakeman” (presumably F. T. Blakeman), with autograph note at bottom in response. 17). Two page TLS to Bill Schneider from a “Florence” [unidentified]. Items are in good to very good condition. The photos have mild to moderate curling. The letters show mild creasing. Shelved in Rockville.
1969. Iconic "flag salute" photograph capturing Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in 1969. Signed and inscribed by Apollo XI astronaut, Mike Collins, who piloted the command module, Columbia, while Armstrong and Aldrin walked the moon. Signature is clear and strong in dark brown ink. Mounted and framed (11 in x 14 in) with the image measuring ~ 7 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in. Photograph appears to be in Very Good condition; paper mounting has a few marks along the edge in the upper right corner and faint pencil marks at the photograph edges (presumably used to align the photograph). BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Signed group photograph of explorer R.E. Byrd. Signature is clear in blue ink (though slightly uneven). Condition is Good with light age toning, light cracking throughout, and a few scratches. Matting measures 14 in x 11 in (exact photo size unknown) and has a few small black marks and wear to corners. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Photograph of explorer R.E. Byrd studying documents at a desk with his trusty companion, "Igloo." Photograph is framed (measures 11 in x 9 in). Signature is clear in brown ink (though slightly faded). Photograph in Good+ condition overall with toning, light cracking/creasing, and a few small marks to the upper corners; a few minor scrapes to wood frame corners and edges. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
1958. One typed letter signed (TLS) by Herbert Hoover in 1958 along with one 10 5/16 in x 13 in color photograph, also signed by Hoover. The letter (with postmarked envelope) was typed on Hoover's personal letterhead and references the addressee's request for a signed photograph. Both items were signed in green ink. Letter is in Very Good condition with light age toning, creasing along folds, and bumping to corners. Photograph in Good condition with moderate age toning, bumping to corners, surface scratches, and offsetting from a magazine article was laid on top of photo during storage. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Aerial expedition photograph signed by both Richard E. Byrd and Sir George Hubert Wilkins. Presented as a matted and framed assemblage with a group of "Byrd Antarctic Expedition II" postal stamps mounted in upper right corner. Photograph in Good condition with light age toning, scattered light creasing (with one small partial tear), scattered light soiling, and a few small scratches. Metal frame in Very Good condition, but components are a little loose inside. BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Framed Margaret Thatcher assemblage featuring a (matted) 9 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in color photograph with a 1 5/8 in x 6 in autographed slip of paper laid on top. Signature is clear and strong in blue ink. Wood frame measures 16 in x 13 in and is in Very Good condition with a few light scratches to the edges. BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Photograph. United States Chief Justice Earl Warren signed and inscribed Harris & Ewing photograph. Photograph is matted and framed (measuring 16 in x 22 in) with visible photographic area of 9 1/4 in x 13 in. Photo in Very Good condition; silver and black painted wood frame has a few scuffs and scratches along the edges. BL consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing. Eleanor Roosevelt signed and inscribed Harris & Ewing photograph. Signature is clear and strong in brown ink. Matted and framed in 16 in x 22 in silver-painted wood frame; photographic area of 10 1/2 in x 15 in. Condition of photograph is Very Good with light age toning; scattered light foxing to matte; a few small chips and scrapes to frame. BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing. Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson signed and inscribed Harris & Ewing photograph. Signature is clear and strong in brown ink. Photograph in Very Good+ condition with no apparent flaws or damage. Wood frame in Very Good condition measuring 12 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in. BL Consignment. Shelved Rockville Room B.
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 down on the thin cardboard of the binder pages. Mounted in black plastic frame. BL Consignment. Located at Dupont location.
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt. Photographic area measures 9 in .x 13 in.; frame measures 16 1/2 in. x 22 in.. Condition is Very Good with light age toning to photograph and browning to matte. Signature is clear and strong in black ink. BL Consignment. Located at Dupont Location.
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.
Vatican City: 1963. Signed and inscribed Pope Paul VI assemblage. Assemblage includes a central 3 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in portrait with printed text directly below and a hand-written message and signature (dated 12/30/1963). Gold-painted wood frame measures 12 in x 16 in; condition of frame is Very Good- with a few small scrapes to edges. BL Consignment. Shelved Dupont store.
[Paris, France]: 1772. Clipped portion of a Very Good condition legal document, one page in Italian-style on a slip of laid paper. Tiny creases at center of page. Marquis de Sade's signature in ink is lighter than the rest of the document. Housed in Very Good condition black frame with white matting. Dimensions of frame: height 5.5 inches x width 8.25 inches; dimensions from sight: height 3.5 inches x width 6.5 inches. Shelved in Case 4.
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.
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.
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.
. 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.
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.
1944. Card signed by 13 players from the 1944 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Includes Hall of Famer Stan Musial, 1944 MVP Marty Marion, Walker Cooper, Pepper Martin, Mort Cooper, Max Lanier, Ken O'Dea, Ray Sanders, Johnnie Hopp, George "Whitey" Kurowski, Danny Litwhiler, "Debs" Garms, and George Munger. The signatures are clear and strong in blue or black ink. The card is in very good condition. It is stamped Jun 20, 1944. KW Consignment.
Two one-page typed letters signed by Nelson Rockefeller. The letter dated 8/8/1945 thanks Stephen for his previous correspondence (the letter mentions the enclosure of an autograph card but is not present). The second letter is dated 11/24/1958 and thanks Stephen for his efforts during the campaign. Letters have light age toning (stored with newspaper clippings) and a minor stain. AND One-page typed letter signed from Winthrop W. Aldrich dated 11/12/1942. Letter invites the addressee, Byron Eldred, to join him for lunch in order to discuss the "British War Relief." Very Good condition with light age toning and creasing (where folded). KW Consignment.
1947. Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) American Republican politician and statesman. One-page typed letter signed on "United States Senate" letterhead dated 6/10/1947 thanking Mrs. Witten for sharing her thoughts on "displaced person camps", plus one-page typed letter signed on personal letterhead thanking Stephen for his previous correspondence. Very Good condition with light age toning. KW Consignment.
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.
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.
1945. Two cards, each 12.5x7.5cm, housed in original envelope. One card is signed flat by Arturo Toscanini in burgundy ink. The second card has five handwritten bars of Beethoven in Toscanini's hand, signed by him and dated August 13, 1945. Cards are in Very Good condition with light wear, small smudging 'August' and a few notes. Light age toning to envelope. KW Consignment. Shelved case 0.
1946. One-page autograph poem signed by William Carlos Williams with one fold and housed in the original envelope. Dated 2/1/46, it quotes his poem "Peace on Earth with the opening four lines: "The Archer is wake! / The Swan is flying! / Gold against blue / An Arrow is lying." Letter is in Very Good condition with light wear, offsetting to rear from envelope glue. Light age toning to envelope. KW Consignment. Shelved case 0.
1945. Two letters from Henry Mason. The first is a one page typed signed letter with two folds and housed in the original envelope. Dated January 1, 1945, it discusses general pleasantries as well as Mason's opinion of the atomic bomb "Well it seems to me that a wise course is now being pursued as to this. We may all hope for the best outcome now that the terrific thing has been discovered." The second letter is a small card (13.5x8.5cm) autograph letter signed. Dated September 9, 1945, it discusses Mason acceding to a request for two phrases of his music and sending them along. With the letter are said two phrases, each on their own card with the history of the songs, being titled 'Our Christ' and 'When all the world is young, Lad.' Letters are in Very Good condition with light wear. Light age toning to envelopes. KW Consignment. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris: 1951. VG; four items, two one-page front and back ALS on Marc Loilée letterhead, 19cm x 25.5cm and 21cm x 27cm, one printed front and back, 21cm x 12cm, and one typed front and back, 21cm x 11cm, all in French, one document dated December 20 without year, but with (translated) "best wishes for 1952" in the reply on the verso; both ALS come from Loilée to an unknown recipient advertising letters from Louis Pasteur that Loilée has for sale in varying levels of detail, with a reply from the recipient on the earlier of the two stating his disinterest in said letters and offering on another, as well as a particular item from Loilée's November catalog; the printed item is a clipped listing of a Pasteur lecture transcribed in his own hand from an unidentified catalog; the typed item is a clipped listing of a Pasteur manuscript from an unidentified catalog; the smaller ALS features a small "51" written below the date in pencil on the recto, one very small brown stain to recto at the upper edge center and three small brown stains to verso, two at the center folds and one on the lower edge, and is folded 6 times, twice horizontally around the half and four times vertically, of which three are near the center; the larger ALS features a small "Pas a" in pencil below the signature on verso, two small closed tears at the sides of the horizontal fold, and is folded in half twice, once vertically and once horizontally; the printed item features two pencil annotations to the margins of recto and a jagged torn edge to the right; the typed item features one pencil annotation to the upper margin and an open tear to the right edge; shelved case 0.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
[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.