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"I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land": Rare Theodor Herzl Shana Tova Postcard and Embroidered Silk Handkerchief from the Second Zionist Congress
Rare 19th century Shana Tova postcard from the Second World Zionist Congress featuring a central portrait of Theodor Herzl flanked by other Zionist leaders Bernard Lazare, Max E. Mandelstamm, Theodor Gaster and Max Nordau. Below the portraits is a biblical verse in Hebrew from Ezekiel 37:21, “Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land” with images of a farmer in Eretz Israel and figures praying at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. Paired with a rare silk handkerchief with floral embroidery and an engraved portrait of Herzl flanked by New Year’s greetings in Yiddish. Both items are in near fine condition. The postcard measures 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches. The handkerchief measures 10 inches by 10 inches. A rare and desirable piece of Judaica.
New York: Simon & Schuster/ Alfred A. Knopf 2003 & 2004.
First editions of each of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s autobiographies. Octavo, 2 volumes, original boards, illustrated. Signed on the title page in full by the author, “William Jefferson Clinton.” Signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton on the in Living History. Each are fine in fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom clamshell box with the Presidential seal. A very nice presentation.
Rare first edition of Frederick Lewis Allen's Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the Nineteen-Twenties
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1931.
First edition of Frederick Lewis Allen’s historic work. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Very good in a good dust jacket with some loss to the spine.
Rare Photographic Portrait of Robert E. Lee and his staff; Inscribed by Civil War Photographer Mathew Brady
Photographic portrait of General Robert E. Lee flanked by his son, General George Washington Custis Lee, on his right and Colonel Walter Taylor on his left. Inscribed by one of the earliest photographers in American history, Mathew Brady, on a mount, “To Col. Robert Alexander Compliments of his friend, M.B. Brady.” The photograph was taken at Lee’s estate in Richmond, Virginia in April of 1865, only days after his surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. This is one in a series taken by Brady in the basement below the back porch of the estate and from the original wet plates in the Brady-Handy collection. “This photograph is one of the most celebrated images produced by Brady, who established his reputation in the 1850s as the preeminent portraitist in New York and Washington, D.C. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Brady sought out General Robert E. Lee, who had returned to the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. At the photographer’s request General Lee reluctantly put on his uniform and posed at the back of his residence with his son, General George Washington Custis Lee (left), and his chief of staff, Colonel Walter H. Taylor (right). The image conveys the pathos of defeat for the Confederacy and for Lee personally. For Brady, who had been present at the first battle of the Civil War at Bull Run, this portrait completed his photographic coverage of the conflict” (WAM). Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 14 inches. An exceptional piece of Americana.
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.