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December 6, 1830.
Rare Presidential Land Grant signed by Andrew Jackson as President and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. One page partially printed on vellum the document is dated November 11, 1830 and officially grants Scott Riggs a 72-acre land parcel in Springfield, Illinois. Signed at the conclusion “Andrew Jackson” and “Elijah Hayward” with the white paper paper seal to the lower left corner. In very good condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 by 13.5 inches.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 104206
Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion; Signed and Inscribed by several Presidents
Washington, D.C. : United States Government Printing Office, 1952.
First edition. Quarto, original leatherette volume, gilt titles to the front panel. Inscribed and signed by several Presidents on the front free endpaper. Inscribed by Truman, This was quite a good job- but it should be good for several generations unless someone blows it up! Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri March 14, 1955.” Inscribed by Richard Nixon. Signed by Lyndon Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. The inscription from Kennedy appears to be secretarial. Also inscribed by Robert Doughtery, a Renovation Commission member. The volume is accompanied by several original and copies of letters from the White House regarding the autographs.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 5813
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marie with love Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 35094
Rare Original Ship's Passport; Boldly signed by James Madison as President and James Monroe as Secretary of State
February 3, 1812.
Original Presidential ship passport signed by James Madison as President and James Monroe as Secretary of State. One page partially printed on vellum with beautifully engraved headpiece of a ship and harbor by E. Savage and original wafer Presidential seal, the passport is dated February 3rd 1812 and reads in part, “By the President of the United States of America Suffer the Ship Calcutta of New York John Higginson master or commander of the burden of Three hundred seventy three & 94/95 tons or thereabouts, mounted with two guns, navigated with twenty men to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molestation: the said ship appearing by good testimony to belong to one or more of the Citizens of the United States and to him or them only.” Boldly signed by Madison at the conclusion, “James Madison” and countersigned by James Monroe as Secretary of State. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 101482
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.
First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt top edge, photogravure frontispiece, illustrated, 48 plates, map of Roosevelt’s route and hunting trips in Africa. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some chips and wear to the extremities. This is the first example we have seen in the dust jacket. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 98470
Rare Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant as First Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, New York
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant as First Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, New York. One page, dated April 2nd 1849, the letter is addressed by Grant to Gen. Brigadier Talcott, Chief of Ordnance and reads in full, “Gen. I have the honor herewith to forward my return of Ordnance and Ordnance stores pertaining to (I) Co. 4th Reg’t of Inf’y for the quarter ending the 31st of March 1849. I am Gen. Very Respectfully your Obt. Svt. U.S. Grant 1st Lt. 4th Inf.” After entering the army as a Third Lieutenant of Infantry in 1813, George Talcott was transferred to Ordnance duty and promoted on March 3, 1849 to Brevet Brigadier General, only weeks before the present letter was sent to him by Grant. In near fine condition with creasing and two small closed tears. Autograph letters from this period in Grant’s military career are scarce.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 112943
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.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 65053
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.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 28045
First Edition of Partners: The United Nations and Youth; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Ferris
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950.
First edition of this work which tells the dramatic story of the United Nations. Small quarto, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and inscribed by Helen Ferris to famed photographer Fred Stein, “For Fred Stein with our appreciation and all our good wishes for the days ahead Helen Ferris June 1951.” Stein was an early pioneer of the hand held camera and noted street photographer in New York and Paris. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket by Rafael Palacios. We have never encountered another signed copy by both authors.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 4553
Rare original photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Iowan Governor William Beardsley seated in an automobile which was part of the August 1954 Iowa State Fair Parade. Boldly signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover, and inscribed by Beardsley, “For the Ken Brownes, Wm. S. Beardsley,”Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Herbert Hoover dated April 25, 1960 and addressed to Kenneth Browne, “Dear Mr. Browne: I do appreciate your sending me that Indian version of the 23rd Psalm. It was most gracious of you. Yours faithfully, “Herbert Hoover.” Both the photograph and letter are in near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by Eisenhower and Hoover.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 92470
Palm Beach Life, 1962.
Small octavo, original blue wrappers. It lists “Kennedy, President of the United States and Mrs. John F.” at 601 No. County Road. The president’s father, The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, is also listed as residing at 1095 No. Ocean Blvd. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 28044
Autograph military commission boldly signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, dated December 20th 1876. One page partially printed on vellum and retaining the original blue seal, the commission appoints Alexander L. Morton as First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States. Signed by Grant at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron and Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 22.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 95274
"Thus we end where we began. We must get our own house in order. We must because it is right. We must because it is might": First Edition of Robert Kennedy's The Pursuit of Justice; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1964.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by Kennedy while he was Attorney General. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Phil, At least you weren’t in my bathroom when I got up this morning from his friend Bob Kennedy.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anita Scott. Edited by Theodore J. Lowi.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 106732
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb" First Edition of The Illustrated Long Walk To Freedom; Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela
Boston: Little Brown, 1995.
First American edition of the illustrated autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century. Quarto, original boards. Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 3728
The Democratic Book 1936; SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; with the additional booklet and two original pins
Signed Limited edition, number 1858, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. Large folio, original full brown morocco gilt, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Comes with the additional booklet from the 1936 Democratic convention and two original pins, one reading, “I Want Roosevelt Again” and one which reads “Roosevelt.” In near fine condition.
Price: $2,750.00 Item Number: 38075
Photograph of Presidents Herbert Hoover & Harry S. Truman, signed by both Presidents. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 11.25 inches by 9.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by both Hoover and Truman.
Price: $2,600.00 Item Number: 102878
London: Henry Colburn, 1829.
Extra illustrated edition of the Memoirs of the Empress Josephine. Octavos, three volumes, bound in full morocco by Bayntun Bindery with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in nine compartments within raised gilt bands, wide gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbons bound in, illustrated with 29 plates, 6 of which are in color including tissue-guarded frontispieces of Empress Josephine, Emperor Napoleon, and her son Eugene. In fine condition. Tasteful armorial bookplates to the pastedown of each volume.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 90465
Photograph of the Eisenhower family, signed by Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, their son and daughter-in-law and only grandchild. Inscribed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, “For Ken & Joyce Browne with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and signed, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Additionally inscribed by the Eisenhowers’ eldest son John and his wife Barbara, “To the Brownes from Barbara and John Eisenhower” and signed by their son David Eisenhower. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.25 inches. Rare and desirable signed by members of three generations of the Eisenhower family.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 95836
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
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway": SIGNED FIRST EDITION OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1961
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961.
First edition of the final autobiography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography are rare signed, as it was published only one year before her death.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 12024