New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. First Edition, First Printing, Second State. Thick octavo, 957 pages, xlii; In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine gold with white titling, picture of Clinton on head of spine. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "$35.00". Mild wear and rubbing to extremities; Inscribed by Bill Clinton on the title page. 32 pages of black and white photographs; pages clean; shelved Case 5.
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New York: Little, Brown and Company; Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 513 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine black with white and gold lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "$30.00." Minor shelf wear. Sticker adhered to the front cover reading "Politics & Prose; Signed by the Author." Textblock clean. Signed flat by both Clinton and Patterson on publisher's tipped-in page. Shelved case 5.
Monaco: 1950s. This group includes the following items: Three brief one-page typed letters signed (TLS) by Prince Rainer (with one postmarked envelope). Notes are in Very Good condition although one is secured to sleeve with tape Four stamped envelopes Two travel guides and one principality map Two royal napkins Nine 4" x 5" black-and-white photographs (penciled descriptions to versos; includes a few duplicates) Eleven photo-postcards (clean and unstamped) and two royal postcards bearing the royal stamp (small remnants of clear tape to corners of a few). EL Consignment. Shelved in Rockville.
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.
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.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 497 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Black and gold spine with white lettering. Dust jacket protected by a mylar cover, price uncut: '$35.00'. Minimal shelf wear. Inscribed by George W. Bush on the title page. Shelved in Case 5.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. Limited Edition: #144/600. Octavo, 336 pages. In Very Good condition, and housed in publisher's Very Good slip case. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Minor shelfwear. Sun-fading to spine and edges of slip case. Textblock clean. Signed flat by Nixon on limitation page. Shelved in Case 5.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2014. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 294 pages. In Very Good Condition with Very Good dust jacket. Gold and white spine with black text. Price uncut '$28.00'. Dust jacket is protected by mylar covering and has mild wear to edges. Signed by George W. Bush on tipped in page in before half title. Shelved case 5.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1927. First Edition. Octavos, Five Volumes. In Good minus condition. Spines are brown and blue with gold lettering. Boards have shelf wear, bumping to corners, minor scraping along the edges, and scuffing to spines. Volumes 1 and 2 have staining to front board. Volumes 1, 2, and 5 have faded coloring. Volumes 3 and 4 were printed in 1931. Volume 5 was printed in 1935. CONTENTS: Vol. I. "Youth 1856-1890" (xxxiv, 335 pages) -- Vol. II. "Princeton 1890-1910" (vi, 373 pages) -- Vol. III. "Governor 1910-1913" (ix, 483 pages) -- Vol. IV. "President 1913-1914" (vi, 518 pages) -- Vol. V. "Neutrality 1914-1915" (xii, 409 pages) [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Room X, atop one of the bookshelves.
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.
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.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Limited Edition: #165/2000. Octavo, 748 pages. In Near Fine condition. Bound in blue genuine leather. Slight shelfwear to head and tail of spine. All edges gilt with slight scratching to top and bottom edges of textblock. Signed flat by Ronald Reagan on limitation page. Housed in Very Good minus deluxe oak box lined with blue velvet which also contains six audio cassette tapes in original containers entitled 'Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches with Personal Reflections.' Features secure cut-out area for volume and golden seal of the President of the United States to top of box. Sixteen black and white photographs tipped in between pages 384 and 385. Text block clean. Comes with assortment of second-generation documents including copy of publishing agreement and payment in form of check to Reagan from collection of former employee. Shelved in Case 8 1/2.
New York: Times Books, 1992. First Edition, Eighth Printing. Octavo, 223 pages. In Very Good condition with Very Good dust jacket. White spine with green and gray lettering. Dust jacket protected in a mylar covering, price uncut: "$22.00." Light soiling to dust jacket. Textblock clean with black and white photographs tipped in at pages 134-5. Second Free End Page inscribed by Carter to Esther Coopersmith. Shelved Case 5.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. First Edition, Third Printing. Thick octavo, 957 pages, xlii; In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine gold with white titling, picture of Clinton on head of spine. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "$35.00". Mild wear and rubbing to extremities, particularly head and tail of spine. Inscribed by Bill Clinton to Esther Coopersmith on the title page. 32 pages of black and white photographs. Pages clean. Shelved Case 5.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Thick octavo, 957 pages, xlii; In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine gold with white titling, picture of Clinton on head of spine. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "$35.00". Mild wear and rubbing to extremities; Inscribed by Bill Clinton on the title page. First state printing with "failure" uncorrected in acknowledgement section; 32 pages of black and white photographs; pages clean; shelved Case 5.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Second Printing. Octavo; G+; dark blue 1/4 bound spine with gilt text; second printing; missing jacket; cloth exterior has few, sparse smudges; slight edge wear; tight binding; straight boards; text block exterior edges have light yellowish tone; interior clean; illustrated; pp 322; signed by Richard M. Nixon.
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.