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  • Rare autograph letter signed by President Gerald Ford to Baseball Legend Joe Dimaggio

    FORD, Gerald (Joe DiMaggio).

    Gerald Ford Autograph Letter Signed to Joe DiMaggio.

    Rare autograph letter signed by President Gerald Ford to Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Dated December 20, 1979 on Ford’s presidential letterhead, the letter reads: “Dear Mr. DiMaggio: I would like to invite you to play in the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The dates this year are July 28-29. The purse this year will be $100,000. We will be playing in fivesomes, one best ball. It should be a great golfing experience with over forty professionals attending…Hope to see you there. 1980 could be a banner year for the tournament. Warmest best wishes, Sincerely, “Jerry Ford.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original transmittal envelope which is also signed by Ford and an original full-color photograph of DiMaggio and Ford at the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 20 inches. A unique association.

    Price: $2,000.00     Item Number: 95230

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  • Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter Signed Photograph

    FORD, Gerald and Jimmy Carter.

    Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter Signed Photograph.

    Signed color photograph of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter shaking hands. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13 inches.

    Price: $750.00     Item Number: 36004

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  • First Edition of A Time To Heal; Signed twice by Gerald R. Ford

    FORD, Gerald R.

    A Time To Heal.

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.

    First edition of the 38th president of the United States’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Gerald Ford on the half-title page in the year of publication to Master Sergeant Babb, “To MSG. Bradley W. Babb, with appreciation and best wishes. Gerald R. Ford. 9/19/79.” Additionally signed again on the next page by Gerald Ford. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.

    Price: $600.00     Item Number: 119577

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  • First Edition of A Time To Heal; Inscribed by Gerald R. Ford to Reverend Gordon Scruton

    FORD, Gerald R.

    A Time To Heal.

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.

    First edition of the 38th president of the United States’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Gerald Ford on the half-title page in the year of publication to Reverend Gordon Scruton, “To my good friend, Rev. Scruton, in appreciation of your man kindnesses and great support during my Presidency. I am most grateful for all your help to my Family and to me. Warmest best wishes. Gerald R. Ford 8/3/79.” The recipient, Reverend Gordon Scruton was was ordained a deacon in 1971, a priest in 1972, and served as an assistant rector at St. Mark’s Church in Riverside, Rhode Island and at St. Paul’s Church in Kingston, Rhode Island in the mid-1970s. Scruton was rector of Grace Church in Dalton, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1981. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.

    Price: $600.00     Item Number: 119904

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  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States; Signed by President Gerald Ford

    FORD, Gerald R.

    Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Gerald Ford 1975.

    Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1977.

    First edition of this collection of public messages, speeches, and statements of President Ford. Thick octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gerald Ford on the front free endpaper. In very good condition, bookplate, deaccessioned from a library.

    Price: $350.00     Item Number: 67348

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  • Uncorrected Proof of Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl

    FRANK, Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952.

    Uncorrected proof of the first American edition of “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original wrappers. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. This is the first example we have seen, as only a few examples would have been produced for limited in-house production. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $9,200.00     Item Number: 111575

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  • "This is remarkable book...reading it is a rich and rewarding experience (Eleanor Roosevelt); Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl; Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt

    FRANK, Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952.

    First edition, early printing with the same date and imprint as the first American edition of “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Pictures of Anne Frank pasted opposite the inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Ursula Suess. This is the first example we have ever seen of this title signed and inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $8,200.00     Item Number: 24002

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  • "It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals": First Edition of Felix Frankfurter Reminisces; Warmly Inscribed by Him

    FRANKFURTER, Felix.

    Felix Frankfurter Reminisces: Recorded in Talks With Dr. Harlan B. Phillips.

    New York: Reynal & Company, 1960.

    First edition of this collection of thoughts from Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Leonard Maill, who helped confirm my anglophilism, with the warm regards of Felix Frankfurter July 19, 60.” The recipient Rowland Leonard Maill, was a BBC broadcaster and administrator. Bookplate of the recipient. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Books signed by Frankfurter are rare.

    Price: $1,100.00     Item Number: 59088

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  • Typed Letter Signed by Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter

    FRANKFURTER, Felix.

    Felix Frankfurter Typed Letter Signed.

    Typed letter signed by Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter. Two pages, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated November 14, 1949 and reads in part, “My dear Mrs. McAllister: If persuasiveness, conveyed by an old and very cherished friend, could enable me to hurdle the obstacles that bar my presence at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the National Consumers League, Molly Dawson’s letter would have done it long ago. Please take my word for it that there are very few occasions which could possibly be so tempting as the League’s Anniversary Dinner, and few occasions which would have comparable drawing power to evoke utterance from me. The things that matter in this world are the things that are rooted in time, and my ties to the Consumers League are pretty close to forty years old. More than that, some of my most intimate friendships are related to it, and all the glow and stimulus that binds people together who have shared in after all what were not important battles. Mostly I should like to come in order to let the present generation know something of the dedicated and courageous labors of John Graham Brooks and Mrs. Florence Kelley. I am not unmindful of so many other great soldiers in the common fight, but Mrs. Kelley stands forth as a shining, indomitable fighter who never wearied of well-doing when the going was toughest… Very sincerely yours, Felix Frankfurter.” The recipient, Mrs. Thomas McAllister was the wife of Thomas F. McAllister, who served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1938 to 1941 prior to his appointment as a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here, Frankfurter is declining her invitation to address the fiftieth anniversary of the National Consumers’ League, which was chartered in 1899 by social reformers Jane Addams and Josephine Lowell and directed by Florence Kelley. Under Kelley’s direction, the League’s early focus was to oppose the harsh, unregulated working conditions many Americans were forced to endure. In near fine condition.

    Price: $450.00     Item Number: 114070

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  • TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY SUPREME COURT JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER

    FRANKFURTER, Felix.

    Felix Frankfurter Typed Letter Signed.

    Rare typed letter signed by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. One page, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated February 1, 1941 and reads, ‘Dear Judge McAllister: I appreciate the charm of your letter even though you response is out of all proportion to the accurate prose on my part which stimulated you to write. I hope the eventuality comes off but if it doesn’t it is a source of comfort to me that you have the wisdom of not having your heart set on these things. Nothing seems to me more foolish in this world than to have the heart set on a particular job – it is bad for the heart. With cordial regards to your wife and yourself, Very sincerely yours, “Felix Frankfurter.”‘ The recipient, Thomas F. McAllister served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1938 to 1941 prior to his appointment as a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In near fine condition.

    Price: $600.00     Item Number: 114058

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  • Inscribed by Former Federal Chairman Paul Volcker

    FRANKLIN, Benjamin; Introduction by Paul A. Volcker.

    Poor Richard’s Almanack.

    New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007.

    First edition, later printing. Small octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Paul Volcker on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $275.00     Item Number: 7233

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  • Early example of Frederick II, King of Prussia's history of the Brandenburg Dynasty

    FREDERICK II, King of Prussia.

    Memoires pour Servir a l’Histoire de la Maison de Brandebourg (Memoirs of the House of Brandenburg).

    Berlin: Chez Chretien Frederic Voss, 1767.

    Early example of Frederick II, King of Prussia’s history of the Brandenburg Dynasty. Initially published in three installments by Frederick II’s private press at the palace of Sanssouci near Berlin, the volumes were read as part of the curriculum at the Prussian Academy of Sciences and considered as the fourth volume of Frederick’s Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans Souci (The works of the philosopher of Sans Souci). Quarto, three volumes bound into one, rebacked, contemporary boards, elaborate engraved allegorical frontispiece by Georf Friedrich Schmidt, two folding genealogical tables, two folding maps. In very good condition.

    Price: $650.00     Item Number: 82415

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  • Early English translation of Frederick II, King of Prussia's history of the Brandenburg Dynasty

    FREDERICK II, King of Prussia.

    Memoirs of the House of Brandenburg.

    London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1748.

    Early English translation of Frederick II, King of Prussia’s history of the Brandenburg Dynasty. Dedicated to his Royal Highness to Prince of Wales. Authors Preface. Initially published in three installments by Frederick II’s private press at the palace of Sanssouci near Berlin, the volumes were read as part of the curriculum at the Prussian Academy of Sciences and considered as the fourth volume of Frederick’s Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans Souci (The works of the philosopher of Sans Souci). Small octavo, disbound with part of the original gilt spine intact. In very good condition. A nice example.

    Price: $650.00     Item Number: 92480

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  • First editions of each volume in Douglas Southall Freeman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography; Inscribed by him

    FREEMAN, Douglas Southall.

    R. E. Lee: A Biography.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-1935.

    First edition of Douglas Southall Freeman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert E. Lee. Octavo, four volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, “Inscribed for Mrs. Nan Walker Blackburn blessed in many things and most of all in her children, Douglas Southall Freeman.” In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.

    Price: $850.00     Item Number: 95908

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  • Cosway Style Binding by Bayntun of John Fyvie's Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era

    FYVIE, John.

    Comedy Queens of the Georgian Era.

    London: Archibald Constable, 1916.

    Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun. Both the front and rear panels with a double gilt fillet border around an inner border incorporating ornamental cornerpieces, upper cover set with an oval portrait miniature of an actress under glass, within an ornamental gilt border, lower cover with panel border; raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, a repeated ornamental panel in the rest; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and both endpapers of dark blue watered silk, all edges gilt. Extra-illustrated with 10 additional plates. Housed in a felt-lined modern cloth box.

    Price: $7,800.00     Item Number: 27030

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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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  • “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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  • "As you may have noticed I have been wandering all the time": Rare autograph postcard signed and entirely in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi

    GANDHI, Mohandas K. [Mahatma].

    Mohandas K. Gandhi Autographed Postcard.

    1925.

    Rare autograph postcard signed and entirely in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi. The letter reads, “Dear Rev. Conley, You will please forgive one for my inability to reply to your letter earlier. As you may have noticed I have been wandering all the time. I am at present at Thithal leaving Bombay on 24th Oct for Bengal. I am afraid therefore that we cannot meet before the … Your serv MK Gandhi 25 4 25 Tithal.” The postcard measures 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $12,800.00     Item Number: 105860

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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 Shimon Peres: A Biography; Inscribed by Him

    GOLAN, Matt [Shimon Peres].

    Shimon Peres: A Biography.

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982.

    First edition of this biography on the Nobel Peace Prize-winning laureate. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Peres on the front free endpaper, “To Sally- Wo has a nice eye and a warm heart- Shimon Peres 7-6-85.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mary Auston. Jacket photograph of Shimon Peres by Israel Sun. Translated from Hebrew by Ina Friedman.

    Price: $350.00     Item Number: 118411

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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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  • “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed”: First Edition of Team of Rivals; Signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Director Steven Spielberg

    GOODWIN, Doris Kearns.

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

    First edition of this biographical portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his cabinet from 1861 to 1865. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and director Steven Spielberg on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Patti Ratchford.

    Price: $1,250.00     Item Number: 107374

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  • “If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today": First Edition Of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Memoirs, Signed By Him and His Wife Raisa

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    Memoirs.

    London: Doubleday, 1996.

    First British edition of Gorbachev’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover Portrait by Karsh of Ottawa.

    Price: $975.00     Item Number: 118677

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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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  • "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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  • "Comrades, our road as trailblazers has been long and difficult": First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev's October and Perestroika: the Revolution Continues; signed by him

    GORBACHEV, Mikhail.

    October and Perestroika: the Revolution Continues.

    Moscow: Novosi Press Agency Publishing House, 1987.

    First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev’s report delivered at the 70th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution Jubilee. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.

    Price: $475.00     Item Number: 114907

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

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph.

    Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen, U.S.A.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 10.5 inches. In near fine condition.

    Price: $2,000.00     Item Number: 94708

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  • Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant

    GRANT, Ulysses S.

    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed.

    Autograph letter signed by and in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant. The clipped letter reads, “Should I go to Chicago on the 10th of September however I will try to extend the time, and my visit to Peoria. Respectfully Yours U.S. Grant General.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Grant. The entire piece measures 8 inches by 14.25 inches.

    Price: $2,000.00     Item Number: 97554

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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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