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Cincinatti: Columbia University Alumni Club of Cincinatti, 1949.
Rare Columbia University Alumni Banquet program signed by the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Large octavo, the program was printed for the Regional Columbia University Alumni Banquet held at the Netherland Plaza Hotel on November 22, 1949. Signed by Eisenhower on the front panel of the program. Eisenhower served as president of Columbia University after World War II, a position he held from 1948 to 1953. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 121022
First Edition of Chained Together:: Mandela, De Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa; Signed by Both Nobel Laureates
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1993.
First edition of the first account of the unlikely political relationship between Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by both Mandela and de Klerk, “Hurray To David Ottaway, Compliments and best wishes to Claude. NMandela / 14.2.94.” Additionally signed “To Claude / F.W. deKlerk / 18.2.94.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. Jacket photograph by Louise Gubb.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 97643
Photograph signed by President Jimmy Carter and Prime Minister Menachem Begin on the front panel. The photograph is of Carter and Begin in The White House with their cabinets. The photograph is stamped on the rear panel, “Official Photograph, The White House.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 13 inches. In fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 123824
Photograph of Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, boldly signed by each, “Dwight D. Eisenhower”, and signed, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 12.5 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 110337
Autograph Letter signed by Greek Statesman Eleftherios Venizelos to American mining engineer and diplomat John Hays Hammond
Autograph letter signed by “the maker of modern Greece,” Eleftherios Venizelos. One page, typescript on Delegation Hellenique letterhead, the letter reads, “Lausanne, 7th December 1922 My dear Mr. Hammond, I thank you most cordially for your letter and wish to express to you the deep gratitude that I feel for the promptness with which you have do kindly undertaken to help us in this hour of trial and misfortune. I am indeed very sorry to hear that your daughter has been ill and hope that she has by this time completely recovered. My wife joins me in cordial greetings to Mrs. Hammond and yourself. Yours sincerely, E. K. Veniselos.” The recipient, John Hays Hammond was a successful American mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist with who Venizelos corresponded regularly. A close friend of President William Howard Taft, Hays was appointed a special United States Ambassador and became chairman of the U.S. Coal Commission in 1922. In fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 12 inches by 14 inches. A nice association.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 82459
“I know that like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have": Rare photograph of the First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón; Lengthily Inscribed by Her
Rare photographic portrait of the First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón, signed and lengthily inscribed and dated by her in Spanish. Retaining the original mount. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 116038
Rare photographic portrait of the First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón, signed and inscribed, “Para el Senor Kenneth H. Browne con afecto Eva Peron.” Double matted and framed. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119773
Rare hand-illuminated apostolic benediction signed by Pope Pius XI with a circular portrait of him. The blessing in elaborate script reads, “Most Holy Father, Margaret, Katherine, Regina, John, Leo and Charles Lougrhan, humbly prostrate at the feet of Your Holiness beg one special blessing.” Signed by the pope at the conclusion, “Pope PP. XI.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 19 inches. Uncommon signed by Pope Pius XI.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88158
Original photograph of President Ronald Reagan, First Lady Nancy Reagan and their two children: Ronald Jr. and Patti. Signed by the Presidential couple below each of their portraits, “Ronald Reagan” and “Nancy Reagan.” Double matted and framed, the photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 13.5 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 88159
John Brown's John Bunyan: His Life, Times and Work; signed and inscribed by John Brown, President Woodrow Wilson, Alexander Stewardt, Charles A. Salmond, James Stark and many other turn of the 20th century American, English, and Scottish educators and ministers
London: Wm. Ibister Limited, n.d..
Early edition of Reverend John Brown’s important biography of his predecessor and the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, English Puritan preacher John Bunyan. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “With all fraternal regards John Brown Bedford, England, August 10th 1899” and signed by his wife, “Ada H. Brown.” Additionally signed by Robert Christie, “Robert Christie Presbyterian Seminary Allegheny, Pa”; Woodrow Wilson, “Woodrow Wilson, Princeton, New Jersey”; Alexander Stewart “Alexander Stewart D.D. St. Mary’s College- St. Andrews- Scotland-“; Charles A. Salmond, “Charles A. Salmond. South Morningside Free Church, Edinburgh-“; James Stark, “James Stark Aberdeen”; and Samuel Parry, “Samuel Parry Pluckemin N.J.” With an additional autograph signed by Rev. John Brown tipped in on Yale University Letterhead dated Oct. 19th 1899and addressed to Rev. Dr. Farrar, a schedule of Brown’s Lectures in Yale Divinity School and several clippings related to Bunyan and Brown’s work. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. A unique collection of signatures.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 121964
"The inspiring story of women's struggle for recognition in American public life": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok's Ladies of Courage; Signed by Both
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954.
First edition of Roosevelt and Hickok’s tribute to women in America. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok on the half-title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 116277
Rare Autograph Letter signed and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant. One page, folded, the letter is dated February 10th 1883 on Grant’s 3 East 66th Street letterhead and reads in full, “My dear Mrs. Fish: I am very sorry to withdraw Mrs. Grants and my acceptance to dine with you and Governor Fish on Tuesday next but I am obliged to. On Thursday last I received letter from the Secretary of State requesting my presence in Washington the first of the coming week in connection with the commercial treaty between the United States and Mexico. I wrote to him how inconvenient it would be for me to go before the last of the week, and that if not absolutely necessary I would postpone my visit to that time. Today I received an answer saying that the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, of the Senate, desires me to appear before that committee on Thursday next. In view of the fact that there will be but three weeks of the sessions after Thursday next, and the great importance of the treaty under consideration, I put that I must go to Washington Thursday evening. General and Mts. Beale will be here Thursday evening to spend some days with us and Mrs. Grant feels that she would not like to have them, and General Beale writes me that Mrs. Beale is suffering so with her eye that she will have to keep to the house and out of strong light. Very Truly yous U.S. Grant.” In near fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 112637
Carte-de-visite of General George McClellan. Boldly signed, “George B. McClellan Maj Gen USA.” In near fine condition. It measures 4 inches by 2.5 inches. Rare.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 117491
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This Is My Story; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Small bookplate to the front pastedown, near fine in a bright near fine with a few small closed tears. Uncommon in this condition and signed.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 21057
Photograph of David Ben-Gurion boldly signed by him, “Gratefully presented on the occasion of Israel’s “Bar Mitzvah” year to Harry J. Kahn whose devoted service as a Division Chairman in the 1960 campaign of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York has enabled so many of our people from all over the world to build new lives in freedom and dignity in Israel.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 19.5 inches.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 79748
collection of seven Supreme Court ruling pamphlets signed by Sandra Day O'Connor, Harry Blackmun, Anthony Kennedy, William H. Rehnquist, Clarence Thomas and Byron White
Rare collection of seven Supreme Court ruling pamphlets signed by Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry Blackmun, Anthony Kennedy, William H. Rehnquist, Clarence Thomas and Byron White. In fine condition. Cases include: Simon & Schuster Inc, v. Members of the New York State Crime Victims Board (regarding New York’s “Son of Sam” law) signed by Sandra Day O’Connor, Christine Franklin v. Gwinnet County Public Schools and William Prescott signed by Byron White, Michael Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. signed by William H. Rehnquist, and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Cleopatra Haslip signed by Harry S. Blackman. In fine condition. A unique collection.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 110586
Document signed by Theodore Roosevelt as president, one page, dated, April 2, 1907. President Roosevelt appoints John N. Dersam as “Postmaster at McKeesport, in the County of Allegheny, State of Pennsylvania.” Signed at the conclusion by Theodore Roosevelt, and countersigned by Postmaster General George von L. Meyer. Gold foil seal remains affixed. In fine condition. Matted and framed with an engraved plaque and large color portrait. The document measures 16.25 inches by 14.75 inches. The entire piece measures 39 inches by 21 inches. In fine condition. An attractive presentation.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 119615
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Warmly Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Margaret with love & good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good that is lightly chipped along the top edge.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 5552
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's UN: Today and Tomorrow; Signed by Her
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of this work on the United Nations by the former First Lady. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the extremities. Rare signed.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 22053
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Warmly inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 12046