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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Procession Appointment Signed by Chief of Staff John A. Johnston and Grand Marshall Adna R. Chafee
Washington, D.C: 1905.
Original Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Procession Appointment Signed by Chief of Staff John A. Johnston and Grand Marshall Adna R. Chaffee. The appointment reads, “This is to Certify that Charles B. Gatewood has been duly chosen and appointed to serve as Aid to the Grand Marshall in the parade in the City of Washington at the Inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President, and Charles W. Fairbanks as Vice President of the United States of America on the Fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred twenty-ninth. It is therefore requested that all Civic and Military organizations participating in these ceremonies give due respect to such directions as may be issued by him in that behalf. Attest. “John A. Johnston” Chief of Staff and “Adna R. Chaffee” Grand Marshall. Washington D.C. In near fine condition.
Royal birth announcement welcoming Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip’s third child, Prince Andrew. Featuring a black-and-white family photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children, Charles, Anne, and Andrew. Boldly signed below the image in fountain pen, “Philip” and “Elizabeth R. 1960.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 14.5 inches.
Large black and white photograph of the Roosevelt Luncheon at Lordvale, the home of industrialist Henry Worcester Smith in Grafton, Massachusetts; Signed by Theodore Roosevelt
Large black and white photograph of the Roosevelt Luncheon at Lordvale, the home of industrialist Henry Worcester Smith in Grafton, Massachusetts, held on September 1st 1916. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt on the lower right corner of the photograph, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 16 inches by 14.5 inches. The entire piece measures 21 inches by 19.5 inches.
Black and white photograph portrait of William Howard Taft taken by George Prince with Prince’s 1908 copyright in the lower right corner. Inscribed by William Howard Taft, “Sincerely Yours, William H. Taft. In a period frame. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches. A very nice example.
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.
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.
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost": Photograph of Billy Graham; Signed by Him
Black and white photograph of Evangelist Billy Graham, boldly signed on the mount by him, “God Bless Billy Graham.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures Rare and desirable.
"It always seems impossible until it's done": First Edition of Mandela: A Life; Inscribed by Nelson Mandela
Cape Town: Sunbird Publishers 2007.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on the life of Nelson Mandela. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly inscribed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the front free endpaper. Preface by Adrian Hadland. In fine condition.
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed": Original photograph of Cesar Chavez with Robert F. Kennedy; Inscribed by Chavez
Original black and white photograph of American labor leader Cesar Chavez with Robert F. Kennedy taken during the Delano grape labor strike which began on September 8, 1965 and lasted five years. Inscribed by Cesar Chavez at the bottom of the photograph, “Para Andy y Margarita – Buena Suerte Cesar Chavez.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 8 inches by 9.5 inches. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 16 inches.
London: Richard Phillips by T. Gillet 1804-07.
First English octavo edition of Marshall’s magisterial biography of Washington. Octavo, five volumes. Finely bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, frontispiece portrait, 2 folding plates, 10 folding maps, engraved vignette at end of volume III, a printed slip announcing volume V tipped-in at front of volume IV and another tipped-in at front of volume V. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation.
“It's not enough to be up to date, you have to be up to tomorrow”: First Edition of Days of David Ben-Gurion; Signed by the First Prime Minister of Israel
New York: Grossman Publishers 1967.
Signed limited first edition of this wonderfully illustrated account of the first prime minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. One of 150 numbered copies signed by David Ben-Gurion on the title page. Edited by Ohad Zamora, Mordechai Barkai, Nahum Pundak and Israel Stockmann. Introduction by S.Y. Agnon. Fine in a fine pictorial acetate dust jacket.
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family": First Edition of Barbara Bush's Memoir; Signed by Her
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1994.
First edition of the first lady Barbara Bush’s memoirs. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Barbara Bush. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1962.
First edition of this early biography of The Dalai Lama. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Signed and dated in the year of publication by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a note to the recipient on official Tibetan letterhead from the private secretary to the Dalai Lama stating that The Dalai Lama has signed this copy. Also inscribed on the half-title page by the author, “With warmes regards and best wishes to Kenneth Crouch- and with a special salute from- Lowell Thomas Jr. Dec. 14, 62.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some tape to the exterior. Jacket design by Gary Gore. Contemporary signatures of His Holiness are scarce. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
"We have talked long enough ... about civil rights,' Lyndon Johnson had said. 'It is time ... to write it in the books of law' - to embody justice and equality in legislation": First Edition of Each Volume in Robert Caros Biography on Lyndon Johnson; Each Signed by Him
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path To Power, Means of Ascent, Master of the Senate, Passage To Power.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1982-2012.
First editions of each volume in the historian’s ground-breaking biography on President Lyndon Johnson. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Each volume is signed by Robert Caro and each are near fine to fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. A very sharp set.
Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and On the Great Plains. Comprising “Hunting Trips of a Ranchman” and “The Wilderness Hunter.”
New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; The Knickerbocker Press 1899.
Signed limited first edition, number 908 of 1000 large-paper copies signed by Roosevelt beneath the frontispiece portrait. Thick quarto, bound in cloth, brown morocco labels, top edge gilt, 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, Gifford, Sanford and other well-known artists. Contemporary names, small repair, in near fine condition.
"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.