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First edition of Gallery of the Celebrated Landscapes of Switzerland; lengthily inscribed by Queen Victoria to a lady of her bedchamber
J.A. Preuss, and London: H. Rothe: Zurich, n.d. (ca. 1880).
First edition of this extensive gallery of photographs of Switzerland. Quarto, original publisher’s full decorative vellum with gilt titles to the spine and elaborate gilt central motif to the front panel depicting an alpine postal carriage, all edges gilt, gilt patterned endpapers, illustrated with one hundred collotypes displaying views of Switzerland. Presentation copy, with a full page inscription from Queen Victoria to Horatia Stopford, a Lady of her Bedchamber, “To dear Horatia Stopford from her affec. & grateful friend Victoria R Christmas 1885.” In near fine condition.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 109082
Royal Christmas card bearing two royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Warmly inscribed by Princess Diana, “To you both, from the four of us Diana” and signed by Prince Charles “and Charles.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 112971
November 29, 1870.
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria granting John R. Davidson a license to plead in Manchester at a trial for conspiracy. One page folded with the white paper Royal Seal to the front page. Signed by Queen Victoria at the top of the document, “Victoria R.” In fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 100162
Eton Square: January 9, 1859.
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria appointing George Markham Giffard, Hunton Rodwell and Henry Hawkins to her Counsel Learned in the Law. One page, approved and signed by Queen Victoria at the head of the page, “App. Victoria R.” In near fine condition.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 100154
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face": Rare Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Photograph
Original black and white photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt, signed by her. With the gilt Pach Bros NY photographer’s insignia. One of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, the Pach Brothers photography studio’s patrons included famous and ordinary Americans involved in business, politics, government, medicine, law, education, and the arts, as well as thousands of students, families and children who sat for Pach cameras from 1866 onward. In fine condition. The photograph measures 7 inches by 4.75 inches.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 104904
Royal Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from us both, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 16 inches by 6 inches.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 101532
First edition of Letters of Feodora Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg From 1828 to 1872; inscribed by Queen Victoria
London: Spottiswoode & Co, 1874.
Rare first edition of the collected letters of Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Queen Victoria’s half-sister. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Queen Victoria on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Arthur Phelps from Victoria Reg Sept. 5 1874.” Princess Feodora was Queen Victoria’s maternal half-sister, and lived with the young Victoria at Kensington palace. Twelve years younger than Feodora, Victoria was devoted to her elder sister, and they continued to correspond throughout their lives. In near fine condition with rubbing to the extremities. Rare.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 117104
"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what i think of them": Photograph of her Majesty Queen victoria signed by her
Rare sepia tone photograph of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Signed by Queen Victoria in the bottom right corner, “Victoria, R.I., June 1887.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13.25 inches. Accompanied by an original handwritten letter by Major General Sir Henry Ponsonby on Privy Purse Letterhead, dated June 14th 1887, “Having laid before The Queen your letter of the 8th respective your grandmother, Mrs. Smith. I am commanded by Her Majesty to request that you will thank her for the kind congratulation and that you will give her the enclosed photograph of The Queen.” Photographs signed by Queen Victoria are rare and with noted provenance.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 64009
First Edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft's biography; signed by both her and William Howard Taft
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914.
First edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft’s autobiography, the first autobiography published by a First Lady of the United States. Octavo, original cloth gilt, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Taft, with numerous illustrations. Signed by both William Howard Taft and First Lady Helen Herron Taft on the front free endpaper. In very good condition. Exceptionally rare, not only signed by the First lady of the United States to publish an autobiography, but by both Mrs. and President Taft.
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 95234
"I think we shall have fulfilled our mission well if when our time comes to give up active work in the world we can say we never saw a wrong without trying to right it": Signed Limited Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's Rare First Book It's Up To The Women; One of 250 Signed Numbered Copies
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933.
Signed limited first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first book as first lady. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt, tissue guard present opposite the frontispiece. One of 250 signed copies by Eleanor Roosevelt, this is number 21. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 92782
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1938.
First edition of this firsthand look of everyday life in the White House by Eleanor Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Miss Trefether With a Merry Xmas from Eleanor Roosevelt.” Introduction by Malvina Thompson Scheider. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 92438
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Warmly Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Margaret with love & good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good that is lightly chipped along the top edge.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 5552
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. George London from Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient George London was a concert and operatic bass-baritone. After performing widely with tenor Mario Lanza and soprano Frances Yeend as part of the Bel Canto Trio in 1947–48, London was engaged by the Vienna State Opera, where he scored his first major success in 1949. In 1950, he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119172
“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
Rare color portrait of the royal family the year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, boldly signed, “Elizabeth R, 1953” and “Philip.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.25 inches by 7 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 119918
"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
"There can be peace in the world": First edition of Growing Toward Peace; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor
New York: Random House, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor opposite the title page. Light fading to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Laid in is a publicity photograph of both authors. This is the first example we have seen signed by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 5476
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s classic work on how to discover life’s lessons. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Near fine with a previous inscription to the half-title page in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 50001
“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it": Rare Collection of original Oleg Cassini dress designs, sketches, photographs, letters and a gown replica designed by him for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy
Rare collection of original Oleg Cassini dress designs, sketches, photographs, letters and a gown from Cassini’s personal collection. The collection includes a French magazine page inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy, “afternoon + Theatre”, a letter typed by Cassini’s secretary Kay McGowan transcribing Kennedy’s instructions to him, an original Cassini Studio pencil sketch, a chart of sixteen Cassini designs with pinned fabric swatches, a Cassini designed replica of a gown worn by Jackie at the September 19, 1961 White House Dinner held in honor of of President Dr. Manuel Prado Ugarteche and First Lady Clorinda Málaga de Prado of Peru with Cassini’s couture label, a photograph featuring Cassini, and two photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy donning Cassini’s designs, including one framed which features a photograph of her wearing the very dress mimicked in the replica. In near fine condition. A nice collection offering insight into the complexity and careful planning of Jackie’s public image.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 116093
White House photographic print taken in 1961 by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton. Boldly signed by Jacqueline Kennedy at the lower left. Stoughton took multiple photos in front of the White House fountains on the South Lawn when developing the 1961 Christmas Print. The final Christmas print, which showed more ducks positioned closer to the photographer, is derived from a different photograph taken moments before or after this mock-up. Here, the ducks are positioned on the far side of the pool and the camera was positioned at a slightly different angle than that used for the final Christmas Print. Matted and framed with a full length printed portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy after a painting. The entire piece measures 20.5 inches by 31 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 28045