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.
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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.
Redwood City, CA: 5 Associates. Set of 16 black and white postcards with photographs by Ansel Adams. Each postcard is signed by Ansel Adams in the middle of the reverse side. Comes in original package. VG+ condition. Displayed Case Zero. WG Consignment.
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.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005. First ed. NF 8vo in lt. blue DJ, title on spine in red and green. Very minor shelfwear, front hinge loose. 309 pgs. Inscribed by author on title page. shelve Business.
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].
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.
New York: Regan Books Harper Collins, 2005. First ed. 8vo in black DJ, title on spine in red. minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 280 pgs. signed by author on limitations page. [BRO-DART]; else very good.
1882: New York. ALS of 19th Century illustrator and artist James Wells Champney dated Oct 13 1882. Ink slightly faded, though very legible. Residue on rear of letter, presumably from removal from autograph book. Shelved CZ consignment folder 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 case 0.
1931. Personal letter from Clarence Darrow discussing Charles Proteus Seinmetz. The letter is a response to a request for information on Steinmetz, a notable mathematician and engineer. Steinmetz was a vocal socialist and Darrow suggests the recipient reach out to to the former socialist mayor of Schenectady, George R. Lunn. Also included in the frame is a photo of Darrow. The frame is hinged and opens up to reveal the original envelope. The letter shows some creasing and wear along the edges.
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.
1990. First Edition. Octavo, 88 pages; VG; magazine, slight wear to edges. Some slight staining and damage to the lower-left corner of the front cover where the address label has been removed. The January 8, 1990 issue of People Weekly features a large photo of Princess Diana on the cover, with her flat signature on the front cover in black Sharpie.; Featuring their 11th Annual Readers' Poll, questions relating to Princess Diana include "Who is having more fun, Fergie or Di?", "If you were Princess Di, would you take a lover?", and "If you were Prince Charles, would you take a mistress?". There is a full-page ad on page 74 for 'Diana - The Making of a Princess' on VHS. In an interesting piece of foreshadowing, pages 85-87 features Mohamed Al Fayed and his purchase and restoration of the Paris villa of the late Duke and Duchess of Windsor (King Edward VIII). His son, Dodi Fayed, was in a romantic relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
One 8 by 10 inch color photo of Princess Diana, Signed flat in blue Sharpie on her right shoulder. Small bump to lower right corner, else VG; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
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].
Typed, signed letter by Havelock Ellis. Undated letter in support of "Dr. Rank," presumably psychologist Otto Rank. The letter states Dr. Ranks credentials, including his association with Sigmund Freud. Some creasing, otherwise fine. Shelved case 0, autograph folder. JL Consignment.
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.
Cambridge, Massachusetts. ALS from former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter on Harvard Law School letterhead. Framed and separately matted with a photo of Frankfurter. AT Consignment.
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.].
Group of eleven different signed photographs of opera singers. Letter is on Watergate Hotel stationery. In it Gaussman discusses his wife's (Leonie Rysanek) signing her photographs for the addressee. Shelved in Autograph binder.
Black & white 8x10 glossy photograph inscribed by GEORGE MCGOVERN. "Best regards, Earl Collins, George McGovern, U.S.S. - So. Dak." Not dated. [Shelve in autographs folder] J.L. CONSIGNMENT.
Fairview Village, PA; Plainsboro, NJ: W. Neale Lanigan, Jr.; La Scala Autographs, 1978. Small quarto; unpaginated; G/paperback; yellow spine without text; covers show slight soiling to exterior; minor wear to edges; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated.
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.
1807. Document appointing Benjamin Piatt as a Justice of the Peace signed by William Henry Harrison; Seal still affixed; Some creasing throughout, with several tears making the document extremely fragile, though all text and signatures are present and clearly legible; Shelved Case 0.
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).
One loose sheet of white paper, roughly cut, measuring approximately 5 3/4 inches by 3 inches, with Robert A Heinlein's signature in blue ink. Comes with gift envelope from one person to another that contained the signature. LP consignment; shelved case 8.
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.
1890. First Edition. Folded letter with envelope, dated June 9th, 1890 from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Miss Katherine Miller in VG- condition; The letter was dictated but the signature is in Holmes' hand. The letter details the lives of mutual friends. There is one small mark on the front and a tipped in small article about Holmes, which has caused some minor glue staining, otherwise in good shape with clear signature. Shelved Case 0. CZ folder.
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].
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.
Undated. Slip of paper, approximately 1.5" x 2", bearing Benito Juarez's signature. Left edge of sheet slightly frayed. 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.
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.
1977. One card, measuring 7 x 5 1/8 inches, in VG condition, signed by Henry Kissinger. The card is an invitation to the Frank C. Nash Lecture on International Security Affairs, delivered by Kissinger on April 5, 1977. The card has very mild wear.; shelved case 0.
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.
Camden, New jersey: 1921, 1929. Two ALS: one four pages, one five pages, relating to his famous cigarette trick "CIGTEST-0" Filed in autograph binder case 0.
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].