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Photograph of President Kennedy smiling in profile, with the first lady pictured just behind him. Boldly signed by Jacqueline Kennedy, “For Jenny Schaffner—with all my best wishes, Jacqueline Kennedy.” The photograph measures 7.5 inches by 9.9.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.75 inches by 16.75 inches.
"We miss you very much. Love from Caroline & Mummy" Postcard from Jacqueline Kennedy to her son John, Jr.
Postcard from Jacqueline Kennedy to her son John F. Kennedy, Jr. It reads, “Dearest John, Every day we say where is John-John – Away!! – We ride in this cart & the horse has feathers – & we play on a beach like this & I found a sea horse – & we go up this hill to our house. That is a tower to look out for pirates – We miss you very much. Love from Caroline & Mummy.” Written on a postcard from Amalfi which she has addressed to “Master J.F. Kennedy Jr.” The verso shows a colorful illustration of the seashore including a horse-drawn cart, beach, stone tower, and village. Accompanied by a White House envelope with the typed return address, “Villa l’Episcopio RAVELLO, ITALIA.” Double matted and framed opposite of photograph of the Kennedy family. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 19 inches.
White House photographic print taken in 1961 by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton. Boldly signed by Jacqueline Kennedy at the lower left. Stoughton took multiple photos in front of the White House fountains on the South Lawn when developing the 1961 Christmas Print. The final Christmas print, which showed more ducks positioned closer to the photographer, is derived from a different photograph taken moments before or after this mock-up. Here, the ducks are positioned on the far side of the pool and the camera was positioned at a slightly different angle than that used for the final Christmas Print. Matted and framed with a full length printed portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy after a painting. The entire piece measures 20.5 inches by 31 inches. Rare and desirable.
Rare original photograph of the swearing-in ceremony of President John F. Kennedy's cabinet on January 21st 1961; Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert S. McNamara, and Dean Rusk
Rare original photograph of the swearing-in ceremony of President John F. Kennedy’s cabinet on January 21st 1961. Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert S. McNamara, and Dean Rusk. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches.
"If you will see one justice done in this particular I shall feel forever obliged to you": Rare Autograph Letter Signed by President James Buchanan to Philadelphia Publisher Mathew Carey
Autograph letter signed entirely in the hand of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan to Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey. Addressed to Mathew Carey, the letter reads, “Lancaster 24 October 1825. Dear Sir, I have a favor to ask you which I feel assured you will grant. Your maxim, I know, both in public and private life is to render justice to all men. I have heard with surprise from several respectable sources that I have been denounced in Philadelphia by many as an enemy to internal imprisonment. This has arisen from what is alleged in your city to have been my course in the canal convention. Upon this subject I think I have been hardly treated. Some of your editors published my resolutions and the speeches of others in support of them; but not one of them has ever published my observations. As I feel a high respect for the opinion of many of the citizens of Philadelphia I should be sorry they would labor under a false impression respecting me. I therefore take the liberty of requesting you to have my resolution and the few remarks I made or such parts of them that you may deem proper republished by some one of your editors. If you will see one justice done in this particular I shall feel forever obliged to you. Your opinion in this particular I shall feel forever obliged to you. Your opinion would at once correct every erroneous impression, I used every effort in my power for the Delaware and Chesapeake canal. With sentiments of the highest respect both for your intellectual and moral character. I remain your sincere friend, James Buchanan N.B. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you in 2 or 3 weeks.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed to Carey in Buchanan’s hand. Irish-born American publisher Mathew Carey established himself as a publisher in Philadelphia by founding the Pennsylvania Herald in 1785 and Columbian Magazine in 1786. He published the first Roman Catholic version of the Bible printed in the United States, America’s first atlases, and frequently wrote on various social topics including debates in the state legislature. In very good condition with some browning to the page edges.
RARE CONSULAR COMMISSION SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES MONROE AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS DURING MONROE'S PRESIDENCY
Consular commission singed by James Monroe as President of the United States and John Quincy Adams as Secretary of State. Folio, one page folded, embossed paper presidential seal. The commission letter reads, “To whom it may concern, Mr. Alexander Pillavoine, having produced to me his commission as Consul of His Majesty the King of France and Navarre for the Port of Baltimore, I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, Powers and privileges as are allowed to the Consuls of the most friendly Powers. As testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the United States to be herein affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this Seventh day of April A.D. 1824, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Forty-eighth.” Boldly signed by James Monroe and John Quincy Adams at the conclusion of the letter. In near fine condition with some light toning. Double matted and framed, with photographs of Monroe and Quincy Adams. The entire piece measures 24.5 inches by 24 inches. An exceptional piece.
Yousuf Karsh Photograph of the First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru; Signed by Both Nehru and Karsh
Black and white photograph of the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. Signed Jawaharlal Nehru March 1951 and also signed by the photographer Yousuf Karsh. Karsh was one of the most notable photographers of the 20th century. His work included portraits of celebrities, military and political figures, such as Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Martin Luther King, Audrey Hepburn, and many others. The photograph measures 10 inches by 12.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 19.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by both Nehru and Karsh.
Signed note by the first prime minister of India, “All good wishes Jawaharlal Nehru Nov. 5, 1937.” Double matted and framed with a black and white photograph of Nehru. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 13 inches.
Rare Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio as a member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports; signed by President Richard Nixon
Washington, D.C: 1970.
Rare Richard Nixon Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as a “Member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports.” Dated September 25th, 1970 the appointment is signed by President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers with the Presidential seal. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Joe DiMaggio. Included is letter of provenance from DiMaggio’s estate signed by his two granddaughters. An exceptional association linking two American icons. Double matted and framed.
"LET THE WORD GO FORTH FROM THIS TIME AND PLACE, TO FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE, THAT THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION OF AMERICANS": Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy
Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The collection includes a menu from the Inauguration Luncheon held on January 20th 1961 at the United States Senate Restaurant, invitations to Inaugural Ball an Inaugural Gala held at the National Guard Armory, a response card to the Gala, and four presentation photos of Kennedy with facsimile inscrisption, “For Donald S. Carmichael – with warm regards – John F. Kennedy.” All items are in fine condition. An exceptional collection.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"; Life Magazine Inaugural Address; Inscribed by Kennedy To Senator Joseph Clark
Life Magazine’s souvenir edition commemorating Kennedy’s inauguration. Presentation copy, inscribed by President Kennedy, “For Mr. Joseph Clark with very best wishes, John Kennedy. The recipient, Joseph Clark was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1969. He worked with Kennedy in the Senate, and continued to their push for civil rights, highlighting the issue as a major part of Kennedy’s presidential campaign. He endorsed new legislation to extend voting rights, end discrimination in education and housing, and establish the Fair Employment Practices Commission. Kennedy announced during his campaign that Clark and Congressman Emanuel Celler had agreed to prepare a comprehensive civil rights bill ‘embodying the commitments of the Democratic platform,’ to be introduced early in the next congressional session. One of the key issues in Kennedy’s campaign, which helped him win the presidency in 1960. Matted and framed with the printed text of Kennedy’s inaugural speech, a portrait of Kennedy giving his speech. The entire piece measures 27 inches by 34 inches. Rare and desirable, especially with such an association.
"There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!": Bold Signature of Founding Father John Hancock
Signature of John Hancock. Signed, “Your most hum Sevt, John Hancock Presid.,” on an off-white 3.5 inch by 1 inch slip clipped from a letter. Matted and framed with a portrait of Hancock. The entire piece measures 10.75 inches by 13.25 inches. In excellent condition with a few creases signature and some mild toning. Rare and desirable.
"HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE SOUL OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY, BECAUSE HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE VERY SOUL OF OUR SENSE OF NATIONHOOD": KEEPING FAITH; SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition, later printing. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
"HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE SOUL OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY, BECAUSE HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE VERY SOUL OF OUR SENSE OF NATIONHOOD": FIRST EDITION OF KEEPING FAITH; SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAROLD BROWN
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition of President Carter’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jimmy Carter and Secretary of Defense Harold Brown on the title page. Brown was the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet Jimmy Carter. He had previously served in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations as Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Secretary of the Air Force. In the last stages of the Cold War, as Secretary of Defense, he set the groundwork for the Camp David accords. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Carter and Brown.
Norwarlk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1982.
First edition of the signed limited edition, published by Easton Press. Octavo, original full gray leather, with titles to the spine in gilt and tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt. In fine condition. Signed by Jimmy Carter.
"Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood": First Edition of Keeping Faith; Signed by Jimmy Carter
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page.
New York: Penguin Press, 2015.
First edition of the first volume of Ferguson’s definitive biography of Henry Kissinger. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Niall Ferguson and Henry Kissinger on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“HUMAN SUFFERING ANYWHERE CONCERNS MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE”: Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the title page. In near fine condition with some light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Rare and desirable.