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“GRANT USED THE WEAPON THAT MCCLELLAN FORGED TO DEFEAT LEE”: FIRST EDITION OF MCCLELLAN’S OWN STORY; with an autograph letter signed by him
Charles L. Webster & Company: Charles L. Webster, 1887.
First edition of the Civil War memoir of Lincoln’s controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac. Octavo, original publisher's deluxe three quarter morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, steel-engraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps, and a two-page facsimile letter. Accompanied by an autograph letter signed by McClellan. On Stevens' Battery Office letterhead, the letter is dated May 21, 1870 and addressed to Dr. J. P. Kimball, "My dear Sir I enclose herewith all the papers returned by Mr. Sloan... Geo. B. McC I had a line from Newton from Boston - he…
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 132011
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of French physician and Nobel Laureate Albert Schweitzer. One page, text in French. The letter is addressed to Miss Mary Hebe Degler of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and reads in part, "Thank you for very much for the beautiful photographs. The are very natural. All is well at the hospital but the number of hospitalizations increase with each year. Best Regards, Albert Schweitzer." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope post dated December, 27, 1960. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 116818
Rare 1976 Series Two Dollar Bill; signed by American Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence
Washington, D.C: United States Treasury, 1976.
Rare two dollar bill signed by American astronaut and the second man to land on the moon, Buzz Aldrin on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 5.75 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117394
Black and white photograph of Sean Connery and posing as James Bond and Jill St. John as Tiffany Case, signed by both. They were the stars of the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 132959
Black and white photograph of Sean Connery posing as James Bond, signed by him. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. A striking portrait of the great James Bond actor.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 131900
Rare autograph letter signed by one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, Daniel Webster written in anticipation of the opening of the American west. One page, folded, text in the hand of an amanuensis, the letter stipulates which types of land Webster and Perkins wish the recipient, Joseph R. Williams of Toledo, Ohio, to invest in with their $5,000 speculative fund. The reads in part, "Washington, 16 May 1836 Dear Sir, Mr. H. Perkins, Esq. of Boston, who is doubtless well known to you, at least by character and reputation, is now here. He and myself…
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 124353
Rare collection of three programs and two typed letters signed by American conductor Aaron Copland. The programs include a 1957-1958 Season Program for the Juilliard School of Music presenting The World Premiere of Piano Fantasy inscribed by Copland, "Piano Fantasy Aaron Copland (1955-57)", a catalogue of his works by Boosey & Hawkes which includes a chronological list of his works, a League of Composers Twenty-Eighth Season Program 1950-51 inscribed, "For Betty with love Aaron Nov. 5 '50", and two typed letters signed on Copland's letterhead. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104920
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. One page folded on Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts letterhead, the letter is dated March 20, 1900 and reads, "Dear Mr. Ernst, I have meditated prayerfully on your kind suggestion that I should deliver the next 4th of July Oration and I think I ought not to attempt it. I shrink from assuming extra burdens at present and I have not so definite a sense of having something particular to say as to overcome the fear of avoidable fatigue.…
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 112740
Autograph Letter signed by Greek Statesman Eleftherios Venizelos to American mining engineer and diplomat John Hays Hammond
One folding page letter hand-written and signed by "the father of modern Greece," Eleftherios Venizelos. Dated December 24th, 1921 on letterhead from the El Mirasol in Santa Barbara, California, the letter reads "To Mr. John Hays Hammond El Mirasol. My dear Mr. Hammond, We are giving a very small luncheon party here on the 26th and Madame Venizelos & I would be delighted if Mrs. Hammond, Miss Hammond and yourself would give us the great pleasure of your company at 4 p.m. on the day. Very Sincerely yours, E.K. Venizelos." The recipient, John Hays Hammond was a successful American mining…
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 82454
Rare Republic of China official card signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. One page with the embossed symbol of the White Sun. Signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 117483
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know": Rare Original 1953 Jazz Concert Programme; inscribed by Louis Armstrong
New York: Columbia Records, 1953.
Rare jazz concert program from a 1953 performance of the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Louis Armstrong All Stars. Folio, original pictorial wrappers, featuring full page photographs of each band member. Inscribed by Louis Armstrong below his photograph, "To Virginia, Best Wishes Louis Armstrong." Additionally signed by Barney Bigard, Velma Middleton, and Willie Smith. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 96540
Autograph military appointment signed by both former Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy
Autograph military appointment signed by both former Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy from 1926. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 131501
First edition program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Signed by William Rehnquist and Byron White who administered the oaths of office
Washington, D.C: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, 1993.
Original program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on January 20th 1993. Octavo, original wrappers with the gold Presidential seal to the front panel. Signed on the front panel by William Rehnquist who administered the oath of office to President Clinton and Byron White who administered the oath to Vice President Albert A. Gore Jr. In fine condition with two stamps postmarked 'Inauguration Day January 20th 1993' to the front panel.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 100004
"My sympathies are with the suffragettes": Rare English parlor game book containing numerous early 20th century signatures
London: Dow & Lester, n.d.
Small parlor game book belonging to Poppy Mackenzie, each page with tipped-in printed slip lifting to reveal a self-criticism or "truth" (one of them being "My sympathies are with the suffragettes"), below which the participants have signed their name. In good condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 135645
Early 20th century United States Army Citation signed by General John J. Pershing. One page, partially printed, the citation awards Lieut. Colonel Arthur A. Tasker for "exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as Colonel Officer of the Base Hospital A09 France". Dated April 19, 1919 and signed by General John J. Pershing.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 120411
Rare folio containing hundreds of vintage postcards, most postdated between 1907 and 1917. From the collection of Ellen Warren. Folio, original cloth decorated in gilt with raised vignettes to the front panel depicting a snowy landscape and caribou bust, patterned endpapers, containing hundreds of postcards including many Christmas, New Year's and Easter postcards, family photograph postcards, and views from Santa Catalina, New York City, Lake Merrit, Royal Gorge, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In very good condition. A charming collection offering years of intimate insight into the collector's life.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 116035
Rare three-page equation inscribed and entirely in the hand of Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow. Three pages, the equation bears the title "The Shadow Price of Technological Change" and is signed by the author on the first page, "With best wishes Kenneth J. Arrow." In addition to his work on social choice theory analysis, Arrow made significant contributions to the general equilibrium theory and, with fellow economist Gérard Debreu, presented the first rigorous proofs of the existence of a market clearing equilibrium. Strongly influenced by Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Arrow's work on general equilibrium theory extended the model…
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 114565
Rare note signed by Apollo astronauts John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9), Ronald Evans (Apollo 17), and Gene Cernan (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17). One page, signed by each astronaut. The note measures 7 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 13.25 inches by 11.25 inches.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 120894
Rare autograph letter signed by King George III in 1772. One page, written in German, the letter is addressed to Frederic III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, conveying warm regards and words of friendship. Affixed to the original transmittal envelope with the royal seal stamped in red wax. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 100156