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  • First Edition of Letters To Kennedy; Warmly Inscribed by John Kenneth Galbraith in the year of publication

    GALBRAITH, John Kenneth; Edited by James Goodman.

    Letters to Kennedy.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

    First edition of this compilation of letters which gives the reader a firsthand look at the working relationship between a president and one of his close advisers, John Kenneth Galbraith.  Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Barry Zorthian well loved friend and the best journalist I ever knew. John Kenneth Galbraith.” The recipient was a U.S. government spokesman and American diplomat during the Vietnam War.

    Price: $200.00     Item Number: 2992

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  • First edition of Mahatma Gandhi at Work: His Story Continued

    GANDHI, Mahatma. Edited by C. F. Andrews.

    Mahatma Gandhi At Work: His Own Story Continued.

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.

    First edition of the third volume in Andrews’ intimate biography of Mahatma Ghandi, as was related to him by Gandhi himself. Octavo, original boards, frontispiece portrait of Gandhi. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.

    Price: $1,250.00     Item Number: 121904

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  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever": Rare Mahatma Gandhi Autograph

    GANDHI, Mohandas K.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi Autograph.

    Rare Mohandas K. Gandhi autograph, signed at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. Signed by Gandhi, “M.K. Gandhi 28-12-38 Segaon-Wardha.” Eight miles from the city of Wardha, the Indian village of Segoan became the site of Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram, established in 1936 when Gandhi was 67 years old. Gandhi renamed the site Sevagram, meaning “village of service”, and resided there until his death by assassination in 1948. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a large photograph of Gandhi. The entire piece measures 21 inches by 16.5 inches.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 89151

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  • "Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed": Signed Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. (M.K.).

    Mohandas K. Gandhi Signed Photograph.

    Rare signed photograph depicting Mohandas K. Gandhi in profile with his palms pressed together, inscribed in Gujarati (“[Truth at all costs]”) and signed in English M.K. Gandhi on the image in blue ink. With an autographed letter signed from Amrit Kaur, the secretary to Gandhi and later Health Minister of India, to Sgt. John McAleer, written on Gandhi’s behalf, enclosing the signed photograph and responding to his letter (“…Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed…”), 2 pages, Poona, 5 March 1946, with envelope; photograph of Gandhi and another in rickshaws being pulled by a ceremonial guard, stamped and inscribed “Bhullo chien Desia” on the reverse; and a newspaper cutting; altogether five items mounted and framed together. In very good condition with the inscription faded. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 16.5 inches. A nice collection with noted provenance.

    Price: $13,500.00     Item Number: 100048

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  • Autographed Signed Letters From Mohandas Gandhi

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].

    Mohandas K. Gandhi Autograph Note Collection.

    1926.

    Rare autograph note collection in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi, written at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. The collection includes two autograph notes, two autograph letters, and three autograph postcards with Gandhi’s “Blessings” inscribed at the conclusion of each. The postcards are postmarked May 27, June 26, and July 25 1926. Gandhi took leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921 and led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, and, above all, achieve Indian independence from British rule. In the wake of World War II, Gandhi opposed providing any help to the British war effort and campaigned against any Indian participation in the war. As the war progressed, Gandhi intensified his demand for independence, calling for the British to Quit India in a 1942 speech in Mumbai, hours after which he was arrested by the British government. Gandhi’s imprisonment lasted two years, although he was initially sentenced to six. He was released in May of 1944 due to failing health. Following the end of WWII, the new British government passed the Indian Independence Act of 1947, partitioning the British Indian Empire was into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. In very good condition.

    Price: $40,000.00     Item Number: 114068

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  • "God is Truth": Exceptionally rare Etching Signed by Gandhi and Illustrator Fritz Eichenberg

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].

    Mohandas K. Gandhi Signed Engraving Portrait.

    Wood engraving of a bust-length portrait of one of the most famous graphic images of Gandhi by illustrator Fritz Eichenberg; signed by Gandhi, “God is Truth MK Gandhi.” Below Gandhi’s inscription reads, “To Eva Aug. 16th, 1948 with love from Fritz” and additionally signed “Fritz Eichenberg.” The engraving is a proof impression on Japanese paper. The portrait by Eichenberg was originally created for The Catholic Worker, a newspaper in the cause of social justice, and was subsequently used in multiple other publications. “The word satya (Truth) is derived from Sat which means ‘being’. Nothing is or exists in reality except Truth. That is why Sat or Truth is perhaps the most important name of God […] In such selfless search for Truth nobody can lose his bearings for long. Directly he takes to the wrong path he stumbles, and is thus redirected to the right path. Therefore the pursuit of Truth is true bhakti (devotion). It is the path that leads to God” (Gandhi, January 1st, 1927). The engraving measures 12 inches by 9 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 20 inches. Signed examples are exceptionally rare and desirable with the core tenet of Gandhi’s religious philosophy.

    Price: $40,000.00     Item Number: 103540

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  • "I have numerous readers among farmers and workers. They make India. Their poverty is India's curse and crime. Their prosperity alone can make India a country fit to live in:" Second Series of Mohandas K. Gandhi's Young India; signed and dated by him

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].

    Young India Second Series 1924-1926.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1927.

    First edition of the second series of the writings of Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by Gandhi on the front free endpaper, “MK Gandhi 3:4:29.” Gandhi founded and published the weekly periodical in English, Young India, from 1919 to 1931 to spread the philosophy and principles of the Satyagraha Movement and urge readers to participate in it. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and in this condition.

    Price: $40,000.00     Item Number: 95311

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  • RARE NINETEENTH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    GARDNER, Alexander. (Abraham Lincoln).

    Abraham Lincoln Portrait.

    c. 1860.

    Rare original painting of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After a photograph by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. Scottish photographer Alexander Gardner immigrated to the United States in 1856 where he became best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln’s assassination. In near fine condition. In a period frame. The entire piece measures 20.75 by 16.75 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $3,500.00     Item Number: 95830

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  • From the Library of President James A. Garfield

    GARFIELD, James A. [Charles Lamb].

    The Works of Charles Lamb.

    New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856.

    Signed on the first free end page in pencil with his ownership signature, “J. A. Garfield, Hiram, Ohio, Sept. 1856.” Garfield’s personal bookplate, “Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield,” is affixed to the front pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco chemise case. Rare and desirable, from the library of the 20th President of the United States.

    Price: $3,000.00     Item Number: 58090

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  • First Edition of Why Not Victory: A Fresh Look at American Foreign Policy

    GOLDWATER, Barry.

    Why Not Victory: A Fresh Look at American Foreign Policy.

    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1962.

    First edition of this work by Senator Goldwater. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Barry Goldwater on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.

    Price: $70.00     Item Number: 103493

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  • First Edition of Reykjavik: Results & Lessons; Signed by Mikhail Gorbachev

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    Reykjavik: Results & Lessons.

    Madison, Connecticut: Sphinx Press, Inc, 1987.

    First edition of this collection of speeches and writings of the historic meeting in Reykjavik between Gorbachev and President Reagan. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $975.00     Item Number: 95984

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  • First Edition of Mikhail Gorbachev's At the Summit; Signed by Him

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    At the Summit: Speeches and Interviews; February 1987 – July 1988.

    New York: Richardson, Steirman and Black, 1988.

    First edition of this collection of historic speeches by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara Huntley.

    Price: $475.00     Item Number: 119354

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  • "My Life's Work Has Been Accomplished. I Did All That I Could": First Edition Of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Memoirs, Signed By Him and Raisa Gorbachev

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    Memoirs.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996.

    First edition of Gorbachev’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by both Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mario J. Pulice. Laid in is a pamphlet from the book signing in 1996. Rare and desirable signed by both.

    Price: $1,500.00     Item Number: 83478

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  • First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev's The Results and Lessons of Reykjavik; signed by him

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    The Results and Lessons of Reykjavik.

    Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1986.

    First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by Mikhail Gorbachev at the historic Reykjavík Summit. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.

    Price: $450.00     Item Number: 114360

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  • Rare black and white photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev shaking hands with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl; signed by both

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail and Helmut Kohl.

    Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph.

    Rare black and white photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev shaking hands with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Signed by both beside their image. In fine condition.

    Price: $850.00     Item Number: 123600

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  • "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

    GRAHAM, Billy.

    Billy Graham Signed Photograph.

    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.

    Price: $2,000.00     Item Number: 62377

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  • Rare Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant as First Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, New York

    GRANT, Ulysses.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed.

    1849.

    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

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  • "Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong": Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his administration

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his presidential administration.

    1860-1891.

    A collection of eleven letters and documents signed and hand-written by the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and eight members of his presidential administration. Contents include a printed warrant for the pardon of John and Jerome Whisonant who were held at the Albany Penitentiary in 1874 signed by Grant, an 1860 one page autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Lot M. Morrill discussing misappropriated funds, an autograph quotation in the hand of 17th Vice President Schuyler Colfax, “Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong. Schuyler Colfax Feb 8. 1873”, an 1865 autograph letter signed by 18th Vice President Henry Wilson to President Johnson, and 1873 autograph note signed by Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont, a clipped signature by Postmaster General James W. Marshall, an 1875 autograph letter signed on Depart of the Interior letterhead by Secretary of the Interior Zachariah Chandler to Gent. Adam Badeau with a second clipped signature, an 1867 autograph note signed by Secretary of the Treasury George S. Boutwell, and an 1891 autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin Bristow. An exceptional collection.

     

    Price: $3,800.00     Item Number: 73063

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  • Rare Autograph Letter signed and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed.

    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

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  • Signed Engraving of Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Engraving.

    Washington, D.C: 1871.

    Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.

    Price: $5,500.00     Item Number: 44047

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  • Rare Carte de Visite Signed by General Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant Signed.

    Original carte de visite signed “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” Mounted on stiff ivory card stock, the carte-de-visite measures 2.6 inches by 4 inches. Signed below the image on the print. Matted and framed. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $8,200.00     Item Number: 5510

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  • Rare Original Ulysses S. Grant United States Civil War Army Report Cover; inscribed by General Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Report of Lieut. General U.S. Grant of the Armies of the United States. 1864-1865.

    Washington: Government Printing Office, 1865.

    Rare Civil War era report cover inscribed by Ulysses S. Grant as Lieutenant General of the United States Army. One page report cover, inscribed by Grant, “Wm E. Dodge, Esq., New York, N.Y. U.S. Grant Lt. Gen.” Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to Lieutenant General of the United States Army on March , 1864, a rank which had only previously been held by George Washington. Following Lincolns assassination in April of 1865, Grant became America’s first four-star general and played an important role in aiding Congress in their effort to reconstruct the South. In near fine condition. With a first edition of the complete report which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $8,200.00     Item Number: 114672

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  • Rare First edition of Around the World with General Grant; with an Autograph Document Signed by Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Around the World with General Grant with a Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Document Signed.

    New York City: The American News Company, 1879.

    First edition of Young’s illustrated narrative of Grant’s international travel, with an original document signed by Ulysses S. Grant as President. Quartos, two volumes bound in three quarters morocco over pebbled leatherette boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of grant, illustrated with engravings both full page and within the text. In near fine condition. One page, partially printed, the document reads, “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Harris Fisher and Henry Goldstein, dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant. “U.S. Grant” Washington 23 Nov. 1874.” In fine condition. The document measures 10 inches by 7.75 inches.

    Price: $3,000.00     Item Number: 100138

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  • MILITARY COMMISSION SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT AND SECRETARY OR WAR J. Donald Cameron

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Military Commission Signed.

    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

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  • Rare Carte de Visite Signed by Major General Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Carte de Visite.

    Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 10.25 inches. An excellent portrait with the signature bold.

    Price: $6,500.00     Item Number: 110262

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  • Rare Ulysses S. Grant Autograph

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph.

    1876.

    Document signed Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States of America, one page, January 29, 1876. President Grant authorizes and directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the conditional pardon of H.H. Mareau.” Signed boldly at the conclusion by Grant. Accompanied by a small folder of papers generated from the National Archives which provide information on the pardon of H.H. Mareau whose offense was “issuing business cards in likeness of Treasury notes.” Matted and framed.

    Price: $1,750.00     Item Number: 99122

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  • Rare Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant to Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed.

    Autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant as President. Addressed to the Attorney General of the United States Edwards Pierrepont the letter reads, “Elizabeth, N.J. Sept. 2nd 1876 Dear Judge, While in Utica Judge Hunt spoke to me of the importance of appointing a member to Judge Woodruff at as early as a day as practicable on account of the great amount of business before the court. I do not know of any lawyer in the circuit to whom to tender the position when it should be Senator Edmunds and he I should dislike to see leave the Senate. But you are well acquainted with the Bar in that circuit and its wants, and can no doubt suggest the right man for the place. If you will send me a commission therefore to St. Louis so as to reach me  there between the 24th and 28th either filled up of the name blank, with suggestions as to the best man I will sign and return it. Very truly your humble servant U.S. Grant.” Grant appointed Pierrepont Attorney General of the United States on April 26, 1875. When he assumed the office, Pierrepont immediately implemented overdue reform in the South’s U.S. Marshal and U.S. Attorney departments including extensive investigations into the conduct of the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals, exposing fraud and corruption. Double matted and framed with a carte de visite of Grant. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 21.75 inches by 15.75 inches.

    Price: $3,200.00     Item Number: 101208

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  • Rare Carte de Visite Signed by Major General Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Carte de Visite.

    Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.5 inches by 8 inches.

    Price: $8,200.00     Item Number: 109556

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  • Boldly Signed Autograph of General Ulysses S. Grant; Matted and Framed

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph.

    Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 8.5 inches. In fine condition.

    Price: $1,750.00     Item Number: 93578

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  • Ulysses S. Grant Autograph

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph.

    Autograph of President Ulysses S. Grant, on an off-white sheet, which measures 3.5 inches by  1.75 inches. Double-matted and framed with a nameplate, engraving, and a Grant–Wilson Republican ticket. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 17.5 inches. In fine condition. A very attractive piece.

    Price: $2,000.00     Item Number: 26093

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  • "One of the FINEST EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN ENGRAVINGS": Official George Casilear U.S. Treasury Department Engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant; Signed and dated by Him

    GRANT, Ulysses S. (George W. Casilear).

    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Engraving.

    Washington, D.C: 1871.

    Official Bureau of Engraving & Printing U.S. Treasury Department engraved portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant by George W. Casilear. Boldly signed “U.S. Grant.” The brother of landscape painter John William Casilear, George W. Casilear was an early and nationally recognized security engraver. He held several important patents to features including  tamper-proof ink, printing techniques and paper. In consideration of the aesthetic needs of the Treasury for both widespread reproduction of these images on banknotes and well as the fine detail required to distinguish counterfeiting, the engravings are considered among the finest American examples of 19th century. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 9 inches. Engravings signed by Grant are rare, particularly by Casilear.

    Price: $5,000.00     Item Number: 101590

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  • Rare Original Photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant Taken By Mathew Brady; Boldly Signed By Grant As President

    GRANT, Ulysses S. (Mathew Brady).

    Mathew Brady Ulysses S. Grant Photograph Signed.

    Rare original Mathew Brady photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed by Grant as the 18th President of the United States, “U.S. Grant March 18th 1875.” One of the earliest photographers in American history, Mathew B. Brady brought home the reality of the Civil War to the American public with his innovative use of a mobile studio and darkroom to capture thousands of war scenes throughout the Civil War. Brady was also recognized as one of the premier photographic portraitists of the 19th century, taking photographs of numerous celebrities including Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee among others. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 16.5 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable with such a strong signature signed by Grant during his presidency.

    Price: $18,500.00     Item Number: 94709

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  • Large Portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant; Signed by Him as President of the United States

    GRANT, Ulysses S. [U.S.].

    Signed Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant.

    1877.

    Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States. Boldly signed below the image by Grant. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Scarce and desirable signed by Grant.

    Price: $9,800.00     Item Number: 4608

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  • "There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": Rare Publishers Deluxe Binding of Grant’s Memoirs

    GRANT, Ulysses S. [U.S.].

    Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

    New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.

    Rare publisher’s deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition. The rarest form of Grant’s memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people. An exceptional example.

    Price: $6,500.00     Item Number: 117355

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  • "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace": Rare Henry Shrady Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust

    GRANT, Ulysses S.] Henry Merwin Shrady.

    Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust.

    Original bronze bust of Ulysses S. Grant by Henry Shrady, the famed sculptor of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mounted on socle and base, the entire piece measures 18.5 inches in height. In fine condition. An exceptional piece of Americana.

    Price: $22,500.00     Item Number: 102885

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  • First Edition of David Halberstam's War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals; Inscribed by Him

    HALBERSTAM, David.

    War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals.

    New York: Scribner, 2002.

    First edition of “Halberstam’s most important book” (Leslie Gelb). Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on title page in the year of publication, “For Pat and Liz with the gratitude of someone who like so many others benefited from the richness of their and life and gifts David Halberstam Aug 31, 2001.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket by Mark Cohen.

    Price: $200.00     Item Number: 116103

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  • rare autograph letter signed by American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton

    HAMILTON, Alexander.

    Alexander Hamilton Autograph Letter Signed.

    New York: 2 April 1799.

    Rare autograph letter signed by Alexander Hamilton to the trustees of Isaac Riley, notifying them of the manner in which he will submit a mortgage payment despite Riley’s imprisonment. One page, folio, dated 2 April 1799, the letter reads, “I am informed that You are Assignees of Isaac Riley under the Insolvent Act. Some time since I purchased of Isaac Riley Eight lots in the Outward upon which as he then informed me there was a mortgage to Ebenezer Young for Two hundred & forty pounds which was deducted out of the purchase money & left to be paid by me pursuant to the Tenor of that mortgage. It appears that this mortgage was not recorded till within a fortnight past. In my opinion This will not defeat the right of Mr. Young’s Representations to receive payment from me in preference to the Trustees. But I have thought it right nevertheless to mention the affair to you. If I do not within four days from the date of this letter, being the second of April, receive notice of a claim from the Trustees with the assurance of an Indemnification… I shall act as if no such claim was intended to be made.” The Insolvent Act Hamilton here refers to was passed into law one day prior to this letter in New York State as “An Act to amend the Act entitled an Act for the relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons” and allowed a debtor lawfully imprisoned by his creditors to be liberated.  In near fine condition. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 13 inches.

    Price: $20,000.00     Item Number: 120624

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  • "the greatest statesman of our century": Rare Dag Hammarskjold Autograph

    HAMMARSKJOLD, Dag.

    Dag Hammarskjold Autograph.

    1960.

    Rare autograph of diplomat, economist, and author who served as secretary general of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash. Boldly signed “Dag Hammarskjold, 1 Februari 1960,” on a 3.5 inch by 2 inch card, which is affixed to a white 8.25 inch by 11.75 inch mount bearing an attached portrait of Hammarskjold. In fine condition.

    Price: $1,600.00     Item Number: 117232

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  • Rare original Document; Boldly Signed by Founding Father John Hancock

    HANCOCK, John.

    John Hancock Signed Document.

    1787.

    Rare document signed by John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts. Boldly signed “John Hancock” on the upper left corner. Hancock‘s signature is an exceptional example. Countersigned by Secretary of the Commonwealth John Avery, Jr. as “John Avery jun Secy” at center bottom. Featuring a large paper seal showing a gorgeous impression of the Massachusetts state seal in the upper left corner. Massachusetts Governor Hancock appointed one “Joseph Green Gentleman” as “Captain of the thirteenth company, in the second Regiment and in the Ninth Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth comprehending the County of Berkshire.” Matted and displayed to the right of a G. Barrie & Sons print of Hancock after the original painting by John Singleton Copley, with accompanying engraved name plates. Not examined out of the frame. The size of the document is 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 28.5 inches by 19.75 inches.  Rare and desirable.

    Price: $9,500.00     Item Number: 119677

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  • "There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!": Bold Signature of Founding Father John Hancock

    HANCOCK, John.

    John Hancock Signature.

    Signature of John Hancock. Signed, “Your most hum Sevt, John Hancock Presid.,” on an off-white 3.5 inch by 1 inch slip clipped from a letter. Matted and framed with a portrait of Hancock. The entire piece measures 10.75 inches by 13.25 inches. In excellent condition with a few creases signature and some mild toning. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $5,800.00     Item Number: 39072

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