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"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
November 20, 1920.
Autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Oliver Wendell Holmes on Supreme Court letterhead. Dated November 20th 1920, the letter reads, “Mr. Barnes called last Evening and delivered to me the handsome Copy of your amended essay. In his presence I established in my shelves, its place being by the side of a fine edition of my much admired Malthus. Mr. Barnes gave a charming account of you and I enjoyed his call very much – none the less that he had been received at any earlier moment with some suspicion as an unknown man with a bag. I hardly know which gives me the greater pleasure – your kind estimate of my work or the admirable quality of yours. On both grounds I am very much obliged to you and am Sincerely yours, O.W. Holmes.” Holmes’ legal philosophy was strongly influenced by the political and economic observations of Thomas Robert Malthus, powerfully expressed in his best-known work An Essay on the Principle of Population, published in 1798. Matted and framed with a drawing of Holmes. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 12 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 100148
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
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
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
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
Signed portrait of the renowned Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann and signed by the artist Harry S. Moskovitz in lower margin. Moskovitz was a celebrated portrait painter and graphic artist whose subjects included Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. The etching measures 11 inches by 14 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 1186448
First Edition of The 9/11 Commission Report; Signed by George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Thomas Kean, Lee Hamilton and Alvin Felzenberg
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004.
First edition of this “document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original boards. Signed on the half-title page by President George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, inscribed by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee H. Hamilton and signed twice by Deputy for Communications Alvin S. Felzenberg. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Archie Ferguson. Rare and desirable with this collection of signatures.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 109532
Rare Original Riggs National Bank Check; Signed by Theodore Roosevelt as President on Novembery 25th 1907
Rare original Theodore Roosevelt Riggs National Bank Check, signed by Roosevelt as President. Paid to the order of Schwab and Gassenheimer on November 25th, 1907 for the amount of ten dollars. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Roosevelt. The check measures 8 inches by 3 inches. The entire piece measures 21 inches by 11.75 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Roosevelt as president.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 94710
Royal Christmas and New Years Card Signed by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a Photograph of the Royal couple
Royal Christmas card with an original black and white photograph of a young Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seated in an automobile amidst a cheering crowd. Boldly signed by Queen Elizabeth, “Elizabeth” and Prince Philip, “Philip.” In fine condition. A striking example.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 89158
"the most extraordinarily good portrait of my father I have ever seen": Photograph by Gutzon Borglum of the Bust of Lincoln; Signed by Him
Photograph signed and dated “Gutzon Borglum 1907.” The photograph taken by Borglum shows his marble bust of Abraham Lincoln. On February 6, 1908, the President’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, wrote to Borglum regarding the bust as, “the most extraordinarily good portrait of my father I have ever seen.” The sculpture is on display in the Crypt of the U.S. Capitol Building. A typed Lincoln quotation pasted to mount at lower left. In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17.5 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 87608
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.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 94711
"With love to you, on Washington's birthday": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts India and the Awakening East; Signed by Her
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. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the half-title page, “Eleanor Roosevelt with love to you, on Washington’s birthday Fer. 22, 1954 Vernon.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional inscription.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 110954
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
“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
“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
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
“A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences": PROFILES IN COURAGE; SIGNED BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY AND ETHEL KENNEDY
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964.
Early printing of the Memorial edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Kennedy. With a special foreword by Robert F. Kennedy. Boldly signed by Robert F. Kennedy and inscribed, “For John- With warm wishes Ethel Kennedy.” From the library of South African policy expert John Kane Berman with his name to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $2,450.00 Item Number: 101932
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
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965.
First edition of Reagan’s biography covering his years in Hollywood. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “To Harry With every good wish Ronald Reagan.” Reagan has also corrected in his hand the word “Honey” opposite the title page to “Nancy.” Near fine in a very good jacket. Jacket design Ned Glattauer.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 109855