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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
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
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever": Rare Mahatma 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
“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
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
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing": Document Boldly Signed by Russia's Longest-Ruling Female Leader Catherine the Great
Document in Cyrillic, boldly signed by Catherine the Great “Ekaterina.” Renewal of an appointment for Lieutenant General Otto von Derfelden dated 1784. Double-matted with an image of Catherine
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 98658
"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 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
"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
"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
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
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
Rare photographic portrait of the First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón, signed and inscribed, “Para el Senor Kenneth H. Browne con afecto Eva Peron.” Double matted and framed. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 119773
“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
"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
"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, 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
“YOU ONLY NEED A HEART FULL OF GRACE. A SOUL GENERATED BY LOVE”: The Memorial Edition of Profiles In Courage; Inscribed by Robert Kennedy
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1964.
First edition of the Memorial edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy. Presentation copy, inscribed by Robert Kennedy on the front free endpaper, “For Mr and Mrs Richard Boyle With Best Wishes Robert F. Kennedy.” Very good in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 112723
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
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED BY PRINCE CHARLES AND SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Royal Christmas and New Year card featuring an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Prince Charles, “Mollie” Wishing you and very Happy Christmas and New Year “and lots of love Charles and”, and signed by Princess Diana, “Diana.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 104520
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA AND CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Royal Christmas card bearing a full-color family photograph of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Charles, Prince of Wales and signed by Diana, “Valerie- [With all Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year] “from Charles” and “Diana.” The card measures 14 inches by 6 inches, embossed with the Royal Order of the Garter motto and Spencer family coat of arms. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 89154
Rare Easter greeting card signed by Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana has written in the ‘Forever Friends’ greeting card, “Dearest Chrissie, Wishing you & Keith a very Happy Easter. With fondest love from, Diana. x.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 101497
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
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
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by both Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier. In fine condition in the original slipcase, which is fine condition. One of 500 numbered copies.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 48738
Rare Photograph Signed by Charles, Prince of Wales is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history, as well as the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958. Born in Buckingham Palace in 1948 as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th, 1981 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London; the ceremony reached a global television audience of over 750 million viewers. The royal couple had two sons, princes Harry and William who became second and third in the line of succession to the British throne.
Rare photograph of Prince Charles and his staff taken during the 1994 Royal Tour. Signed and dated by Prince Charles, “Charles 1994.” One of eleven original photographs presented by Prince Charles to his staff, this photograph was given to Sergeant Ron Lewis who is standing in the center of the back row of the photograph. In fine condition. A nice example.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 95805
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
Rare autograph note singed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In fine condition, the note measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 104586
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
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
“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
Photograph of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence; Signed by President Truman
Original photograph of The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, boldly inscribed and dated in 1967 by President Harry S. Truman. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 111099