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Rare collection of Rough Riders Photographs and Documents; Twice signed and inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt
Rare collection of original signed documents and photographs taken during President Theodore Roosevelt’s days as Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, or Rough Riders. The collection includes an original mounted photograph of Roosevelt in full uniform with his campaign hat; two cabinet card photographs of Albert S. Johnson, a member of the Cavalry; an endorsement dated September 7, 1998 which reads in part, “This officer did not serve in Cuba but remained in Florida with the squadron left behind” signed, “T. Roosevelt” which is affixed to the verso of of Albert S. Johnson’s 5 September 1898 application for 60-days leave; and a military record discharging Johnson from the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry with remarks from Captain R.H. Bruce and Theodore Roosevelt, “Did not serve under me personally; is reported to me as a good and loyal officer. T. Roosevelt col 1st U.S.V.” Johnson’s application for leave was ultimately denied as his regiment was about to be disbanded and taken out of service. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection. Documents from Roosevelt’s Rough Rider days are rare.
"Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much": Rare Typed Letter Signed by Harry S. Truman as President to Lewis Strauss
February 2, 1951.
Rare typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman as President. One page on White House stationary, the letter is dated February 2, 1951 and addressed to the Honorable Lewis Strauss, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York. The letter reads: “Dear Admiral: I can’t tell you how very much I appreciated your letter of January twenty-ninth about Margaret’s acting at the performance for the Cancer Research Fund. Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much. Sincerely Yours, Harry Truman.” The recipient, Lewis Strauss, was a Jewish-American businessman, philanthropist, public office holder, and naval officer. He was a major figure in the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the United States. After the deaths of both of his parents from cancer, Strauss established a fund for physics research to develop better radiation treatment for cancer patients. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches.
"No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done": Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-5 Experimental Research Plane
Display model of the Bell X-5 experimental research plane, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 8.5 inches in height, 13 inches in height and 8.5 inches in width. In fine condition.
Rare American Boxing Champions Signed Photograph Collection; signed by James J. Braddock, Max Baer, James 'Red' Burman, Sixto Escobar, and Bob Pastor
Collection of six original photographs signed and inscribed by five 1930s American boxing champions, including: “Cinderella Man” James J.Braddock, World Heavyweight Champion Max Baer, James ‘Red’ Burman, Sixto Escobar, and top-ranked heavyweight Bob Pastor. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection.
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.
"The Largest Portrait Engraving of Abraham Lincoln"; Rare Henry Gugler Life-Size Engraved Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Rare Henry Gugler engraving of President Abraham Lincoln, the largest engraved portrait of Lincoln produced. One of the foremost engravers of 19th century Germany, Gugler immigrated to the U.S. in 1853 where he found work with a New York firm specializing in bank note engraving. By the early 1860s he began working at the National Note Bureau, later known as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. and in 1863, the National Note Bureau of Engraving and Printing hired him as one of their first vignette engravers. It was there that Gugler engraved the “The Pioneer” which appeared on the $5 and $20 United States bills. Gugler’s most famous engraving was this life size steel engraving of President Abraham Lincoln; his most important work completed in 1869 after two years of work. In very good condition. In a period wooden frame with gilt inner border. The entire piece measures 27 by 22 inches.
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Photograph of Neil Armstrong; Signed by Him
Original color photograph of Neil Armstrong, boldly inscribed by him. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.25 inches by 13.25 inches.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been": The New Edition of the Novels of George Eliot; finely bound
Novels of George Eliot [Including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda].
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, c. 1900.
The new edition of the novels of George Eliot. Octavo, five volumes bound into four in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. In very good condition. Armorial bookplates.
"The home of golf": Rare folding plan and full-color map of the St. Andrews Links; including the old course, eden course, new course and jubilee course
Scotland: W. C. Henderson & Son, Ltd, c. 1960.
Two rare folding plans of St. Andrews Golf Links. The Guide to St. Andrews Golf Courses contains a folding map of the Old, Eden, New and Jubilee Courses tipped into an official St. Andrews Links scorecard. The Plan in Colour of St. Andrews Old Course contains a full color lithograph of the Old Course printed with compliments of the Dundee Courier and Evening Telegraph. Both guides are in near fine condition.
Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside; containing liturgical prayers, hymns, and creeds in latin
Germany: c. 1780.
Rare late 18th century liturgical broadside. Printed broadside mounted on a decorated heart-shaped hardwood frame with a hand-painted botanical border containing Protestant liturgical chants, daily prayers, and hymns. Text in Latin. In very good condition. Scarce and desirable.
January 28, 1936.
Autograph signed letter by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President. One page on White House letterhead and dated January 28th 1936, the letter reads: My dear Judge Meyer; Thank you ever so much for your kind thought in sending me the “Flying Cloud” etching. It is indeed a lovely thing and I am particularly glad to have it for my collection. Will you not be good enough to tell Mr. Dansford that I think it is very fine work. I am looking forward with pleasure to receiving the other etchings you mention. I am very grateful, too, for your cordial birthday greetings and good wishes. Very sincerely yours, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Roosevelt commissioned the first presidential library in the United States, built under his personal direction between 1939 and 1940. The library came to house 16,000 books, 15,000 photographs, 275,000 feet of movie film, and 300 sound recordings. The present letter refers to an etching of the historic clipper ship Flying Cloud which set the world’s sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco in 1854 and was acquired by Roosevelt as an addition to his large etching and photograph collection. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Roosevelt. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 15 inches.
Rare Original Ship's Passport; Boldly signed by James Madison as President and James Monroe as Secretary of State
February 3, 1812.
Original Presidential ship passport signed by James Madison as President and James Monroe as Secretary of State. One page partially printed on vellum with beautifully engraved headpiece of a ship and harbor by E. Savage and original wafer Presidential seal, the passport is dated February 3rd 1812 and reads in part, “By the President of the United States of America Suffer the Ship Calcutta of New York John Higginson master or commander of the burden of Three hundred seventy three & 94/95 tons or thereabouts, mounted with two guns, navigated with twenty men to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molestation: the said ship appearing by good testimony to belong to one or more of the Citizens of the United States and to him or them only.” Boldly signed by Madison at the conclusion, “James Madison” and countersigned by James Monroe as Secretary of State. In near fine condition.
Kent: A.G. Bishop & Sons, Ltd, c. 1965.
Second edition of Mandela’s Rivonia Speech. Signed and dated on the front panel, “NMandela 31.8.05.” In near fine condition.
1917: The Macmillan Company, New York.
First edition, second printing of Addams’ work exploring the influence of memory on women’s experience of life at Hull House. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With all good wishes from the author Jane Addams Hull-House Chicago.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, c. 1900.
Finely bound set of Burton’s The Book of the the Thousands Nights, limited set, number 846 of 1000 copies. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with numerous gravure plates from etchings, drawings and paintings. In near fine condition.