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  • 1. www.RRAuction.com | 603.732.4280 | July 18, 2012
  • 2. September, 2012 January, 2013 American Gangsters, Marvels of Outlaws, and Lawmen Modern Music 2 November, 2012 Space and Aviation 4Important Dates In History RR Auction is accepting consignments for our upcoming themed auctions October, 2012 Titanic 2 December, 2012 Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century And while our calendar is full, there’s always room for another rare and historical artifact. We have a 30-year history of achieving remarkable results for consignors. Our consignor repre- sentatives provide personalized attention every step of the way. From shipping and establish- ing value to crafting catalog descriptions and making sure you are paid on time, you can count on us to do everything necessary to ensure our history of record-breaking results repeats itself on your behalf. Phone: 603-732-4280 | | www.RRAuction.com
  • 3. The Auction Has Begun!Bidding begins as soon as the catalog is posted online (June 29th). At 6pm on WEdNESdAY,JuLY 18TH the one hour extended bidding period begins followed immediately by the 30 Minute Rule.All times in RRAuction guidelines and instructions are stated according to the Eastern (U.S.) time zone.ContentsPresidents & First Ladies................................................................................................ 7Notables.........................................................................................................................38Military ...........................................................................................................................93Space & Aviation .........................................................................................................109Art & Literature ........................................................................................................... 122Comic Art & Animation .............................................................................................. 152Classic Music...............................................................................................................157Contemporary & Modern Music .................................................................................164Classic Entertainment ................................................................................................197Sports ..........................................................................................................................247 Upcoming Auctions AuguST AuCTION SEPTEMBER AuCTION Auction closes August 15, 2012 Auction closes September 12, 2012 Auction online July 27, 2012 Auction online August 24, 2012Bob Eaton Bobby Livingston Bobby Eatonowner, acquisitions vice president of sales & marketing operations managerbob@rrauction.com bl@rrauction.com bobby@rrauction.comCarla Eaton Tricia Eaton Adam Karrauction coordinator auction processing manager shipping supervisorcarla@rrauction.com tricia@rrauction.com shipping@rrauction.comBill White Mike Nelson Stacey Jordanlead authenticator senior catalog writer customer servicebill@rrauction.com mike@rrauction.com stacey@rrauction.comMandy Eaton-Casey Jessica Hinckley Sarina Carlofinance manager executive bidding assistant art directormandy@rrauction.com jessica@rrauction.com sarina@rrauction.comElizebeth Otto Erika Rosenfeld Annie Nicholsconsignment manager inventory processing assistant junior art directorelizebeth@rrauction.com erika@rrauction.com annie@rrauction.com Robert S. Eaton Sr. 1940–2001
  • 4. GENERAL RR AUCTION INFO PAYMENTS Payment is due by Monday, July 30, 2012,R&R Auction Company, LLC, d/b/a RRAuctionLicensed auctioneer: Carla Eaton, NH license #3029 unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in the suspension ofCONTACT INFORMATION your bidding privileges.5 Rt 101A, Suite 5 • Amherst, NH 03031Local/International: 1-603-732-4280 Credit cards and PayPal are only accepted up to $5,000.Local/Int’l fax: 1-603-732-4288 Credit Card orders will be shipped first. Please send PayPalWebsite: www.RRAuction.com payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction.Email bidding: Bid@RRAuction.com com. Overseas orders must be paid by credit card, paypal, or wire. All checks, cashiers checks or money orders are payable toHOURS R&R Auction Company, LLC. Orders paid by cashier check, moneyOffice hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. eastern standard order, wire, Pay Pal or credit card are shipped upon receipt.time; hours on the last night of the auction are dictatedby the 30 Minute Rule (see below). Any item in the auc- Personal and business checks are also accepted and orders paidtion can be viewed in our offices during normal busi- via this method on winnings over $500 will ship 7 business daysness hours. Please call to set up an appointment. after receipt. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. We rec- ommend paying by cashier’s check, money order, or wire transfer. Wire Information:RRAUCTION’S POLICIES Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLCEXTENDED BIDDING & THE 30 MINUTE RULE Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3The final day of bidding for all lots is Wednesday, July 18. Any bidder SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3Nmay bid on any lot prior to 6 pm. At that time, the Extended Biddinggoes into affect. If you have not bid on a lot before 6 pm, you may Bank Address:not bid on that lot after 6 pm. Only those bidders who have placed Bank of Americabids on a lot before 6 pm will be allowed to bid on that lot after 500 Amherst Street6 pm. Hence, if you are the only bidder on a lot at 6 pm, that lot Nashua, NH 03063is awarded to you. During the extended bidding period, a lot willremain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm. All lotsWITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm will remain OPEN to ALL biddersuntil 7 pm or until they receive their first bid. These lots will closeimmediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm, whichever comesfirst. For all lots that are active after 7 pm, bidding will remain TERMS OF SALEopen until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to all winning bids.lot. The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot RR Auction prefers cash, check, or wire payments.in the auction closes individually based on bidding activity after7 pm. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each For winning bids of $5,000 or less, clients may choose to paytime a bid is placed after 7 pm. If you are the high bidder, raising via credit card or PayPal for an additional 2.5% convenience fee.your maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and youthe right to close the auction at any time at its sole discretion. authorize us to charge your credit card for any unpaid winnings.POSTPONEMENTRR Auction may postpone the auction for a reasonable pe- RETURNSriod of time as the result of any significant event (e.g., an Every item is cataloged with the intent of accuracy. Im-Act of God, etc). In this unlikely event, bidders and con- properly described items must be returned within threesignors will be notified of the new closing date. days of receipt. Please call us before returning any items. A merchandise credit will be issued in the case ofGUARANTEES a subjective, unresolvable dispute over condition.Each signed item is unconditionally guaranteed genuine with-out time limit. If a lot is declared to be not authentic, we may CONSIGNORSask the purchaser to supply the written opinion of one com- Consignors are not allowed to bid on or withdraw their own lots.petent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the original We will contact all consignors via mail, fax, or e-mail with theirpurchase price after documentation has been submitted. tentative final results the day after the auction ends.The buyer’s only remedy under this guarantee is the cancel-lation of the sale and the refund of the purchase price. SELLER RR Auction reserves the right to: (a) remove any item, (b) reject any bid, and (c) ban anyone from participating in this auction for any reason. We reserve the right to the final decision in all matters regarding this auction.
  • 5. RR AUCTION’S BIDDING INFO BID INCREMENTS Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%.REGISTRATIONYour bidder number remains the same from auction to auction, but CHECKING BIDS You can open, monitor, and/or raise bids as often as you wish.you must register to bid in each auction, even if you have already However, all bidding is governed by the 30 Minute Rule and ex-participated in past auctions. During registration, we will confirm tended bidding. Extended bidding always goes into affect at 6 pmyour name, shipping address, phone number, e-mail, and method on the last day of the auction. At 7 pm, the extended bidding endsof payment if you are successful. Please provide any address or and the 30 Minute Rule goes into effect.payment changes, or any special shipping requests, before theclose of the auction. RESERVES Some lots may have a confidential reserve, below which theNEW BIDDERS lot will not be sold.Bidders without a number must apply for one before theycan participate in the auction. Fill out a New Bidder Ap-plication form online at http://rrauction.com/new_register. CALLBACKScom, or request a form by mail or fax. Your bidder number RRAuction offers a callback service on auction night for anywill be issued only after all information has been verified. bidder who has the high bid on an item whose current bid is over $1,000 and who has placed a maximum bid. At your request, we will call you if your maximum bid is topped. We will need yourPLACING BIDS correct telephone number(s) where you can be reached untilBy participating in the auction, you are accepting the auction closes. Callbacks begin after 6 pm on auction night.these Terms and Conditions. You are agreeing to the You must request this service; it is not automatic. We makealternative of dispute resolution by arbitration. Arbitration re- every effort to ensure that bidders who request a callback areplaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. contacted if outbid; however, we do not guarantee this service.If any dispute arises regarding payment, authenticity, grading,description, provenance, or any other matter pertaining to the WITHDRAWING BIDSauction, the bidder or a participant in the auction and/or RR You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and no bidsAuction agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in may be withdrawn at any time. There are no exceptions;accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitra- failure to comply will terminate all future bidding.tion Association. A.A.A. arbitration shall be conducted under theprovisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and in a locale mutuallyconvenient to both parties. Where a locale cannot be agreedupon the determination shall be made by the independent ADRinstitution. Any claim made by a bidder must be presented within AFTER THE AUCTIONone (1) year or it is barred. The prevailing party may be awardedreasonable attorney’s fees and costs. An award granted in WINNER NOTIFICATIONarbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. We will notify all winners by email, phone, or fax by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. Auction results are available at rrauction.com.MINIMUM BIDSEvery item has a minimum bid (MB). No bids below this amount SHIPPINGwill be accepted. All orders are now shipped FedEx and we must have your street address on file. At our discretion, some orders of high value mayMAXIMUM BIDS be sent via overnight or two-day service. Insurance is addedTo maximize your chance of winning, we strongly encourage the to each invoice, with a minimum of $2 for the first $200 ofuse of maximum bids. For example, assume an item you want value and 55¢ per $100 of value over $200. Oversized orderscurrently has a high bid of $100. Your bid would then be $110 will have additional postage added to their invoices. Within(10% over $100), and you could tell us, “I’d like a maximum bid the United States, rates for shipping and handling only are:of $242 for that item.” We will enter your bid at $110, and we $ 0 - $ 10 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10will then bid for you until the lot reaches your maximum of $242.If competitive bids only reach $148, you would win the item at $ 101 – $ 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1 5$163—10% over the highest previous bid. To prevent tie bids, all $ 5 01 – $ 1 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2 0maximum bids should be made in proper increments. Maximum $ 1 , 0 01 – $ 3 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3 5bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incrementalbids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots $ 3 , 0 01 – $ 10 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4 5being sold for less than 10% above the underbidder’s bid. O v e r $ 10 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10 0
  • 6. TERMINOLOGY INTERNET LOG-IN INSTRUCTIONSCONDITION Access our online catalog at www.RRAuction.com and registerEach item in the catalog is described with a statement indicating to become a bidder. We offer the most interactive online auction in theits overall condition. The condition of the items we offer gener- collectibles field. After you have completed the registration form, you willally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very have access to:fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item thathas as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very • Real-time online biddingfine describes an item whose condition and appearance may • Tracking of lots/consignmentsbe regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most ofthe items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are All auction and bidding regulations stated in the Terms andno serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws Conditions in the front of the catalog apply to online bidding.that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do notspecify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil orsecretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to pa- OBTAINING A BIDDER NUMBER & PASSWORDper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage Before you can bid on the internet, you need to obtain a bidder numberprospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and password. If you do not have a bidder number, just follow these fewand to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. easy steps:GROUP LOTS 1. Go to www.RRAuction.com and click on the NEWIn descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is BIDDER REGISTRATION button located under the log-in box.made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that con-dition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, andthat specific flaws to single items within the group may be omit-ted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots,or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed beforethe close of the auction to Tricia Eaton (tricia@rrauction.com). Having trouble registering to bid online? Please give us a call at (603) 732-4280 or e-mail usMATTED & FRAMED at Stacey@RRAuction.comMany of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions aredescribed as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items fromframes; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemeraused with matted and framed items are not subject to descrip- 2. You will then be sent to a registration page, on which you willtion and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason enter your personal information. The safety of your personalfor return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or information is ensured by top-of-the-line online security.frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the RRAuction does not share your information.matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the framecannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an Please make sure to give accurate information so we can contact you withauthenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. your bidder number. If you already get the catalog, your bidder number is located on the label on the envelope. Call or e-mail us for your password.ALS — Autograph Letter Signed 3. Your application will be proccessed within 24 to 48 hours(a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) (excluding non-business hours) as long as all information isAQS — Autograph Quotation Signed received. You will be contacted with a bidder number and password.ANS — Autograph Note Signed (a short ALS) CHANGING/ FORGOTTEN PASSWORDSLS — Letter Signed After you have performed the steps above, you will be(a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) able to log in to your account and change your password. If youSP — Signed Photo have forgotten your password, enter your bidder number, then click the FORGOTTEN PASSWORD button. We willDS — Document Signed automatically send your password to your e-mail addressFDC — First Day Cover on file. If you have any problems changing your password, call or send an e-mail to Tricia@RRAuction.com.INSCRIBED — “Personalized”
  • 7. THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS BOB EATON AND BILL WHITE, RR AUCTION After 30 years in business, during which time well over 1,000,000 signed items have crossed their paths, Certificates of no one has had more daily exposure to autographs than Bob Eaton and Bill White. To date, RR Auction has Authenticity are complimentaryAUCTION published more than 370 consecutive monthly catalogs. Several award-winning, in-depth published studies have earned Bill a reputation as a trusted authenticator. Bob, a PSA/DNA authenticator, is well established with every lot sold. as one of the foremost authenticators in the autograph industry. RR Auction is committed to offering authentic autographs. This commitment is the foundation on which RR has built its reputation as a responsible, respectable auctioneer. Backing our commitment to authenticity, we are proud to offer a 100% Lifetime Money Back Guar- antee on every signed item we sell. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies every signed item is good for the life of the piece regardless of owner. While RR Auction is exclusively responsible for its guarantee, we are proud to work with a group of industry experts providing authentication services for autographed collectibles. JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Letters of John is the founder of University Archives, a leading firm specializing in the appraisal and authentication of Authenticity are available on documents and manuscripts. He is affiliated with multiple professional organizations dedicated to the autograph certain lots.Priced industry, is a contributing editor for Autograph Collector magazine, and is a PSA/DNA authenticator. upon request* PSA/DNA Letters of PSA/DNA is the world’s leading third party autograph authentication company. Using state of the art technol- Authenticity ogy, PSA/DNA created a security system to prevent counterfeiting, forgery and piracy. As the most respected are available on certain lots. service in the industry, PSA/DNA’s years of expertise and knowledge have established an impeccable reputa- Priced from STEVE ZARELLI tion for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions. $25 to $200* STEVE ZARELLI Steve has been collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs for over 15 years. He has been at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries and his findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the UACC’s Pen & Quill magazine. Steve was also a contributor to the UACC signature study, Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph. ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL Letters of Roger has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in autographs and collectibles, and is a trusted Authenticity authenticator in all areas of contemporary music. When supported by the REAL logo and Roger’s name, are available on music-related autographs assume an added value. certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150* FRANK CAIAZZO Frank is the world’s leading authority on Beatles signed and handwritten material. Since he began his studybeatles autographs in 1986, he has amassed the largest file of signed examples on the planet. Through decades of focused and diligent research, he has acquired great skill in identifying authentic Beatles autographs, and also has gained the insight necessary to accurately approximate the era in which they were signed. RENATO SAGGIORI With more than 50 years in the European autograph market, Renato is considered an expert on the manuscripts of European royalty, scientists, painters, and writers. He is also considered the leading authority on papal autographs and manuscripts. His 2006 book, The Popes - Five Centuries of Signatures, is an indispensible reference tool. BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES With more than 45 years combined experience in the field, Brian and Maria are two of the nation’s leading Civil War Signatures experts in Civil War autographs and manuscripts. JAMES CAMNER, LA SCALA AUTOGRAPHS James is a leading classical music autograph dealer. With more than 35 years experience, he is a founding member of PADA, an authenticator for PSA/DNA, a member of the ABAA, and an author of over ten published books on related subjects. RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity contact Tricia by phone at (603) 732-4280 ext. 114 or by email at Tricia@RRAuction.com
  • 8. If you know the whereabouts of autographs, documents or any artifacts pertaining to the likes of AL CAPONE, John Dillinger, Billy the Kid, BONNIE & CLYDE, or SHERIFF PAT GARRETT, please BILLY THE KID contact the authorities at RRAuction for information concerning the consignment of said items for sale in our American Gangster, Outlaws & Lawmen Auction to be held this summer. There could be a substantial reward in it for you. RR AUCTIONAMERICAN GANGSTER, OUTLAWS & LAWMEN AUCTIONFor more information on consigning in this auction please contact Bob Eaton at 603-732-4280.
  • 9. presidents & first ladies Ship’s pass for the well-armed Brig American 1. John Adams. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 17.25, October 21, 1799. A scalloped-top ship’s papers issued for “the Brig American of Baltimore whereof Charles Venn is master and commander…mounted with twelve guns, navigated with thirty men.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams. In very good condition, with paper loss along intersecting folds, vertical fold between first and last name of signature, signature a shade or two light, some paper loss along top edge and scattered creasing, wrinkling, and toning. The white paper seal is remarkably crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Vice President Adams invites his old friend, the very first British envoy, for dinner in 1792 2. John Adams. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 16, 1792. As vice presi- dent, Adams writes Mr. Hammond. In full: “I have this moment received your kind letter of the 18th and congratulate you on your arrival in New England. If you will do me the honour to take a Family Dinner with me on Sunday at two o’clock you will very much oblige your old Friend and faithful humble Servant.” In very good condition with intersecting folds, mild toning, trimmed edge, a well done replace- ment to small area of paper loss to top left corner, and a small chip to right edge. As Adams wrote this letter in 1792, relations between the United States and the United Kingdom were still on shaky ground. Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic partners preferred their French allegiance, although Adams and his Federalist colleagues supported relations with the British. British leaders, for their part, were less than enthusiastic at the time to embrace the government of their one-time colony, slowly evacuating frontier forts and critical of US navigation laws that were harmful to trade. In fact, it was eight years before an envoy was actually named. That man would be George Hammond, the recipient of this letter, a British diplomat, and the UK’s first British envoy to the United States, serving in that post from 1791 to 1795. His relationship with Adams, however, preceded the current official capacity, as Hammond and his “old friend” likely first met after Congress appointed Adams ambassador to Britain’s Court of St. James in 1785. His arrival in the United States in 1791 and a subsequent reception in November of that year formally established relations between the two countries after years of strife. Interestingly enough, Hammond had been quoted as saying during this time that if he had accepted all of the invitations he received for tea or dinner, he would not have time to work. One might assume that he made an exception for his friend, the vice president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Presidents & First Ladies 7
  • 10. 3. John Adams. Crispink signature, “Adams,” Arthur recommends aon an off-white 2.25 x commander while serving as Quartermaster General of1 triangular slip clippedfrom a document. In finecondition, with mild ton- New York during the Civil Waring, some show-throughfrom writing on reverse, and a miniscule tear to the left corner, farfrom the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR 6. Chester A.Auction COA.…(MB $100) Arthur. War- dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur, QM Genl.,” two pages on two adjoin- ing sheets, 7.75 x 10, New York Quartermaster General letterhead, December 16, 1862. Arthur writes to Brigadier General Thomas Hillhouse in Albany. In full: “Major Price has deemed it best to see you in person in regard to his case. I am satisfied that his appointment to the command of the 145th Regt. would be a most judicious one. I take pleasure in stating that the result of my inquiry in regard to him, is that he is a young gentleman of high personal character & ability, & of excellent military qualifications.” Light scat- tered toning and soiling, mostly separated hinge, and small marginal filing holes, otherwise fine condition Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 4. John Quincy Adams. Partly printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one 7. George Bush page on vellum, 15.5 x 9.75, and Jimmy Carter. December 20, 1826. A grant for Three items: Two one-a parcel of 80 acres of land near Indianapolis issued to Isaac Drury, page TLSs, each signedsigned at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by Commis- “George,” one fromsioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In good condition, 1978 and one fromwith heavy intersecting folds (vertical fold to last name; a few small 1988. The 1988 letterholes), toning, wrinkling, and ink a shade light but fully legible, as is the reads, in part: “I appreciate your incisive comments on defensesignature. The seal remains cracked, but mostly intact. Pre-certified procurement and spending. This is clearly an issue that must be ad-John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) dressed early in my Administration.”; and a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Jimmy Carter on the campaign trail, signed in black felt tip, “J. Carter.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)5. John Quin-cy Adams. Ink 8. George W. Bush.signature, “John Signed book: DecisionQuincy Adams, Points. Limited edition,B o r n 11 J u l y later printing. NY: Crown1767, At the foot Publishers, 2010. Hard-of Penn’s Hill, at cover with dustjacket, 6.5Braintree, now x 9.5, 497 pages. SignedQuincy,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 slip. Double matted and framed on the half-title page inwith an engraved portrait to an overall size of 9.5 x 12.75. In fine condi- black felt tip. In very finetion, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ condition. RRAuctionPSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $150)8 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 11. “Thanks…for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup)” 9. George Bush. ALS, signed “George,” one page, both sides of a George Bush, Ambassador embossed card, 6.5 x 4.25, December 24, 1971. Written on Christmas Eve to Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: “Thanks so very much this fall. Particularly for helping me focus on the important things, and particu- larly for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup). It was my selfish pleasure working with you—watching your style and skill with what I hope was unnoticeable jealousy and just plain being with you. Thanks for so much from a grateful heart. A great ’72 to you and yours. George Bush.” In fine condition. A little more than a year later, Moynihan would join the international ranks when President Nixon appointed him US Ambassador to India. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) The newly appointed CIA Director laments: “I do regret a little being out of politics, but that is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job” 10. George Bush. ALS signed “George,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, Janu- ary 16, 1976. Letter to a friend Historically significant 2005 Iraqi named Henry, in regards to com- election ballot signed by George W ments made about Bush’s new position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In full, “Someone (Jim Hewgley) sent me the 11. George W. Bush. Vibrant DS, one page, 23 x 16.5. Historically comments you made about my new job. I just want to say ‘thanks’ for significant January 30, 2005 Iraqi unused election ballot bearing 112 those generous words. I do regret a little being out of politics, but that printed names in Arabic along with printed instructions at the top of is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job. the page and (translated) “The Independent Electoral Commission I know I can do it, and I know it must be done. I expect we Bushes of Iraq. The Iraqi National Election.” Boldly signed in black felt tip, may have had inculcated with us the same sense of service that your “George W. Bush,” along the second panel. In fine condition, with folds public life has exemplified-I hope so anyway-Again, my thanks, kind as issued and the end of Bush’s signature crossing two of the folds. words and real friendship count these days.” In fine condition, with two The election was that nation’s first as a ‘free’ country. The consignor light horizontal mailing folds and a pencil notation to top right. Bush notes that the ballot was signed by the former president at a 2010 would hold this post for almost a year, then return to politics running book-signing in Texas. An incredible piece of history linking the Bush for president in 1980, eventually becoming Ronald Reagan’s running administration with Middle Eastern politics.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and mate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 9
  • 12. 16. Bill Clinton. Glossy 10.5 x12. Jimmy and Rosalynn 13.5 photo of Boys Nation delegateCarter. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo Bill Clinton shaking hands withof the Carters in the White House, President John F. Kennedy onsigned in black felt tip, “Best wishes, June 6, 1963, at the White House,Rosalynn Carter,” and “Jimmy signed in black felt tip by Clinton.Carter.” In fine condition, with a Framed to an overall size of 14.25 xcouple edge and corner dings 17.25. In fine condition. RRAuctionand some slight rubbing to finish. COA.…(MB $100)RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 17. Bill Clinton. Signed book: 13. Jimmy Putting People First. First edition, and Rosalynn later printing. NY: Times Books, Carter. Two col- 1992. Paperback, 5.25 x 8, 232 or satin-finish 10 pages. Signed on the title page, x 8 photos of the “Bill Clinton, 3/14/92.” In fine condi- Carters posing tion, with some light creases andindividually, each signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction dings to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $100) 18. Bill Clinton. Signed book:14. Grover Cleveland. Back to Work. First edition. NY:Impressive oversize 13 x Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover17 engraved portrait of with dustjacket, 6 x 8.75, 192Cleveland by Jacques pages. Signed on the title pageReich, signed in the lower in black felt tip. In fine condition.border in pencil by Cleve- RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)land and also signed inpencil by Jacques Reich.Rippling to upper por- 19. Bill Clinton. Signed book:tion of engraving, lightly My Life. First edition. NY: Alfredtrimmed vertical edges, A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover withand a few other mild dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages.ripples, otherwise fine Signed on the title page in blue feltcondition. Pre-certified tip. In fine condition. AccompaniedJohn Reznikoff/PSA/DNA by four photos taken at time ofand RR Auction COA.… signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)(MB $200) Clinton’s used sand wedge direct from his museum store15. Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton’s personally-owned and-used golf club. M. A. C. Attack sand wedge is signed on thetoe of the club head, “Bill Clinton.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Clinton Museum Store statingthe club “was personally used and authentically hand signed by President William J. Clinton.” In fine condition. Alsoaccompanied by three unsigned color glossy and satin-finish photos of Clinton golfing and a Clinton PresidentialCenter golf ball. An uncommon offering of personal property and neat association between the presidency and golf.Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)10 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 13. Vast collection of Eisenhower correspondence, much from the White House 20. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Vast collection of correspon- dence and other items from Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower to Caroline Walker of Washington D.C. Included in the collection are three TLSs from Dwight Eisenhower, all signed as president, “D. E.,” from 1954, 1958, and 1959 respectively, all one-page on White House letterhead. The letter from 1954 reads, “I apologize that I have not long before this acknowledged your birthday telegram. I haven’t been able to find a mo- ment for myself since my return from Denver. Nonetheless, please know that I did receive it and am most appreciative of your thought of me.” All three are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. Also included are 26 letters and cards from Mamie Doud Eisenhower, both ALSs and TLSs, as well as several greeting cards, many written from the White House. As well as two FDCs honoring Dwight Eisenhower, both signed by Mamie and two White House cards, each also signed by Mamie. Remainder of the items are letters from secretaries, invitations to the White House or other functions, place cards, RSVPs, and other items, including a telegram to Walker from the White House before a cruise, signed in type “Mamie and Ike.” In very good condition, with moderate toning to Dwight’s letters. An interesting collection from inside the White House. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300) 21. Calvin Coolidge. Business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Coolidge, payable to A. J. Schillare for $4.50, October 18, 1910. In fine condition, with a light bank stamp to body, lightly touching beginning of signature and a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) On the heels of the Sino-Indian War, the retired president boldly states: “The Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West” 22. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS, signed “Ike E.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 28, 1963. Eisenhower writes from Palm Desert, California to Robert Cutler, his former National Security Advisor (the first individual to hold the post) in Boston. In part: “While I cannot personally either agree or disagree with your conclusions about the Chinese intentions, I certainly do agree that all Communist history would indicate that they—and especially the Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West anytime that they think they can get away with it. It seems to me that it would be out of character for the Chinese Reds to give up all their intentions vis-a-vis India…. Incidentally, after coming here to the desert I developed some kind of difficulty in my shoulder (I do not think it is bursitis) and I am under treatment of two different places where they either rub me or boil me!…” In 1962 the Chinese scored a decisive military victory in the Sino-Indian War, reclaiming a disputed area between China and India and declaring a unilateral cease-fire in November. A decade earlier, as president-elect, Eisenhower was able to stop the Chinese through a combination of hints at nuclear war, the death of Joseph Stalin, and his own military reputation. In fine condition, with mild soiling and handling wear, and a couple of faint pencil notations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 11
  • 14. “I don’t want to leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patience with my erratic golf game”23. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x8.5, White House letterhead, September 30, 1957. Letter of thanksto Norman Palmer at the Newport Country Club. In part: “I don’t wantto leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patiencewith my erratic golf game. You have helped me a great deal, and Iam truly grateful. And, in addition, it has been a real pleasure to playalmost daily with such a fine professional.” Matted and framed with aphoto of Eisenhower on the fairway during a round of golf to an overallsize of 20 x 16. In fine condition, with a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presenting a portrait to the California governor and hopeful presidential candidate 24. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vintage matte-finish 11.75 x 10.5 photo of an artist’s portrait of Eisenhower, signed and inscribed in the lower bor- der in fountain pen to California governor Goodwin Knight, most likely as president, “For Governor Goodwin J. Knight, with warm regards and high esteem, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Framed to an overall size of 13 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some mild rippling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Addressing a new committee member to the US Military Assistance Program whose work “will be invaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world”25. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead,November 24, 1958. Letter to James E. Webb, of Ker-McGee Oil Industries. In full: “I am pleasedyou are willing to serve as a Member of my Committee to Study the United States Military Assis-tance Program and I hereby appoint you in that capacity. For your assistance and information, Iam enclosing a copy of my letter to the Chairman outlining the purpose of the study and the termsof reference under which you will be working. I am sure that the work of this committee will beinvaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world. I look forward with anticipationto the results of the study.” In fine condition, with several paperclip impressions to top edge and afew scattered creases. The committee was a bipartisan committee created in November 1958 byPresident Eisenhower to undertake a completely independent, objective, and non-partisan analysis of the military assistance aspects of theUS Mutual Security Program. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)12 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 15. 26. Dwight D. Eisen- hower. Two one-page TLSs, both 7 x 10 on his personal letterhead. One dated Decem- ber 14, 1961, signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” the other dated October 18, 1963, signed “D. E.” Pencil notation to top of one letter, and an office stamp, notation, and crease to bottom of other letter, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 29. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First 27. Dwight D. Eisen- edition. NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 559 pages. Signed hower. TLS as presi- on the dedication page in ink, as president, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” dent signed “D. E.,” one In very good condition, with uniform toning to the pages, rippling to page, 6.5 x 9, White the opening pages, surface loss to the half-title page over an area of House letterhead, June light soiling, a faint paperclip impression to the half title page and to 25, 1959. Letter to Ernest the first free-end page, a loose, but intact front hinge, and some trivial ‘Tex’ Lee, Eisenhower’s wear to the cover. Accompanied by a 1960 letter of provenance from former aide-de-camp. In Eisenhower’s secretary on White House letterhead. Pre-certified John part: “Thank you for your Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) two recommendations. I shall pass your letters along to the people who do the preliminary screening for these posts.” In fine condi- tion, with a light pencil notation to top right. Pre- certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) 28. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president signed “DE,” one page, 6.75 30. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Two items: TLS, one page 5.75 x x 9, White House let- 7.75, Columbia University letterhead, January 13, 1949. Letter to Lt. terhead, March 6, 1956. John Halbin, in part: “After 4 1/2 years, it is certainly good to hear Letter to Ernest ‘Tex’ from a companion on that memorable ride in the driving rain. I shall Lee, Eisenhower’s for- never forget the ability of your comrades and you to squeeze into mer aide-de-camp, the smallest possible space and the capacity of the jeep to act as a regarding his decision substitute for a 2 1/2 ton truck.…I am enclosing a notehead which I to run for a second term. have inscribed to you for insertion…in your copy of Crusade in Europe.” In part: “Many thanks In addition, the aforementioned inscription, is included and signed for your message. I “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” 3.75 x 4.5, personal letterhead, dated Janu- think, in the recent an- ary 1949. In full: “For Lt. John T. Halbin—With renewed expressions nouncement, above all I of my gratitude to one of the soldiers who gave me a ride in a jeep appreciate the approval when I needed it badly. Best wishes and regards.” In fine condition, of those who were with some scattered mild toning to both. Accompanied by the original particularly close to me in wartime.” In fine condition, with scattered mailing envelope. An interesting offering from the date of the letter creases and wrinkles, and a few spots of trivial soiling. Accompanied as well as the content, Eisenhower is recollecting an encounter from by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ right around D-Day, as the allies began their invasion of France. RR DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 13
  • 16. 31. Dwight D. Eisen- 35. Gerald Ford. Vin-hower. Vintage ink tage glossy 8 x 9.75signature, “Dwight D. photo of a young Ford,Eisenhower,” on an off- signed and inscribed inwhite 7.75 x 11 guest black ink “To Al Quie onebook page, signed in of the very top youngink and ballpoint on men in the Congressboth sides by six oth- whose ability I admire anders, including John A. whose friendship I deeplyRoosevelt, Hoagy Carmichael, and Claire Trevor. In fine condition, appreciate. Jerry Ford.”with some scattered light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ Scattered light creases,DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) bends, and surface marks, and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 36. Gerald Ford. TLS signed “Jerry Ford,” two32. Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Two FDCs with cachets honoring pages, 8 x 10.5,the Kansas Territory Centennial and the 7-cent airmail stamp, each Congress of thesigned in black felt tip “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” In fine condition. United States let-RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) terhead, January 9, 1962. Letter to a constituent,33. Millard Fillmore. Mrs. Cosmo An-Free franked address nerino. In part: “As you know, this decision to close the Grand Rapidspanel, 4.75 x 3, ad- office…was made by the VA under the Kennedy Administration. Asdressed in another hand a member of the Congress I was not consulted about the proposedto “Stephen Allen Esq, closings to the district office and I had no advance information rela-New York City,” and tive to the closing of the Grand Rapids office…I know it will result infranked in the upper considerable hardship to many veterans in Western Michigan…I amright, “M. Fillmore m. amazed that the Kennedy Administration, which should have givenc.” Panel also bears a considerable study to this matter, cannot understand the need forMarch 15, Buffalo, New York postmark. Double matted and framed this personal contact…I am, therefore, today writing Mr. Robert M.with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.25 x 12.25. Vertical Fitzgerald, Regional Director of the VA at Detroit, urging…that the VAcrease lightly affecting portion of signature, a couple of ink cancella- supply additional service to Grand Rapids…It is apparent that one mantions, and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified one day a week cannot supply the needed services.” In fine condition.John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 37. Gerald Ford. Signed book: The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis. Limited first edition of 200 copies plus 50 de- luxe copies (this being34. Gerald Ford and Spiro Agnew. Two bright white mock a presentation edition).White House cards, one signed in black ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” and Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1992. Hardcover 7.25 x 9.25,one signed in black ballpoint, “Spiro T. Agnew.” In fine condition. 109 pages. Signed on a prefatory page in blue ink “Gerald R. Ford.”RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)14 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 17. 38. Four Presidents. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of presidents Nixon through Reagan gathered at the White House prior to departing for Anwar Sadat’s funeral in 1981, signed in black felt tip and ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” “Jimmy Carter,” “Richard Nixon,” and “Ronald Reagan,” with an inscription added above Reagan’s signature done in a calligrapher’s hand. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, who housed this photo in a Louisiana museum he owned for many years, and detailing how each signature was acquired and also accompanied by a brochure from the museum picturing the photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 39. Gerald and Betty Ford. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Fords outdoors, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “Gerald R. Ford,” and in black felt tip, “Betty Ford.” In fine condition, with a few trivial surface dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) “I had not realized your wedding day was so near” 40. James A. Gar- field. Ink signature, “J. 42. Lucretia A. Garfield, Ohio,” on a Garfield. ALS, light blue 3.5 x 1.75 slip signed “Lucretia affixed to an identical R. Garfield,” two size card, with a collec- pages on two ad- tor’s notation reading, joining sheets, “Washington, March 15, 1879,” in the lower left. A uniform block of 3.75 x 5.5, black- toning over signature, with a heavier circular spot to right, otherwise bordered per- fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction sonal letterhead, COA.…(MB $200) not date, April 18, 1916. Letter to Ariana Stephens. In part: “A set of Bret Marte is going to you from New York, if you have not already 41. U. S. Grant. received it. Until yesterday I had War-dated ink not realized your wedding day signature, “U. S. was so near.” Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A., Cincin- Letter comes with its original free franked mailing envelope, addressed nati, O., March in Garfield’s hand to “Miss Ariana Stephens, 6709 Euclid Avenue, 20th 1864,” on Cleveland, Ohio,” and franked along the top, “Lucretia R. Garfield, an off-white 4.5 x Free.” Letter is in fine condition, with a small separation along central 2.75 album page. horizontal fold and a bit of light soiling. Envelope rates very good In fine condition, with some mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ with scattered toning and soiling, scattered edge wear and creases, PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) and postmark over franking signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Presidents & First Ladies 15
  • 18. “I thank you…for your appreciation of the message from General Garfield…if it is in any way an inspiration to you I am very glad”43. Lucretia Garfield. ALS signed “Lucretia R.Garfield,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5x 5.5, black-bordered personal letterhead, Novem-ber 23, 1913. Letter to “My Dear Augustus.” In part:“You may be very sure of my gratitude for the dearletter you have sent. I thank you not only for yourthought of me, but especially for your appreciationof the message from General Garfield. And if it is inany way an inspiration to you I am very glad.” In finecondition, with a central horizontal fold. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $150) Aiming to provide pensions for disabled Civil War veterans, Harrison weighs the political ramifications of an important political appointment before making “another mistake” 44. Benjamin Harrison. ALS as president signed “Benj Harrison,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, September 19, 1889. Letter written from Deer Park to his Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble, who he addresses as “Dear Genl.” In full: “I agree that an early decision ought to be made–but there is one thing much worse than delay–another mistake. The Senators from N.Y. [William M. Evarts and Frank Hiscock] will not back your first choice, and I do not want it to be true this time that the Senators & members hesitate or protest. I have had a very favorable telegram from Genl Cogswell of Mass [Congressman] and a very cautious one from Cabot Lodge [then a Mass. Congressman] referring to a letter not yet received. Mr. Hoar’s delay [Mass. Senator George F. Hoar] is not assuming as to his opinion. Possibly I may wish you tomorrow morning to come here. You can leave by the 3 PM train and can if necessary take a morning train back at 8 o’clock. Should I do so I would want you to bring allthe information you know about every one who was named before and now so that the whole field will be before me–and a decision can bemade. If Major Warner is still there & is ready to go home he might come with you & stay now & conclude his matter here. It would be natural& his letter could go out with the appointment if one is thus made.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few slight brushes to text,and a bit of trivial soiling.Harrison’s reference to “another mistake” was his error in appointing James Tanner as commissioner of pensions in the Department of theInterior. At the time of his appointment in March 1889, critics described Tanner as a “pension crank” who was hostile to former confederatesand would give away all government revenues to veterans if given the chance. A controversial choice, he turned out to be an inept adminis-trator and resigned a week before this letter. Here, Harrison asks Interior Secretary Noble to discuss a successor with him. Harrison favoredMajor William Warner for the office, but Warner would decline the appointment, and in October 1889 Harrison appointed Brigadier GeneralGreen B. Raum of Illinois as commissioner.In Congress, Harrison had championed pensions for disabled Civil War veterans and, once president, signed into law the Dependent andDisability Pension Act in 1890. Pension costs grew to $135 million during his administration and the spiraling expenses were exacerbated byTanner’s expansive interpretation of the pension laws. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)16 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 19. 45. Benjamin Harrison. ALS 48. Rutherford B. signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, Hayes. ALS signed “R. lightly-lined, 5 x 8, July 7, 1888. B. Hayes,” one page, Letter to J. S. Clarkson. In full: “I lightly-lined, 7.75 x 7.5, would be pleased to have you come August 23, 1875. Hayes up to my House at 12M & remain writes to his doctor. In to lunch if it is convenient.” Some full: “Enclosed I send you scattered light soiling, small area a copy of the scrap you of paper loss to left edge and a bit wanted. Also photos for of light toning, otherwise fine condi- Mary of my two young tion. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ children, and a play thing PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… for Fred. Good meetings (MB $200) since I saw you. One of the very best Saturday in the extreme NW corner of the state within six or ten miles of both Indiana and Michigan—I go again this p. m. My kindest regards to Mrs. W. and your family.” In very good condition, with a single separation to intersecting folds, scattered light soiling, some light brushing to signature, and a trimmed lower edge. Pre- Scarce handwritten letter from dig- certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) nified First Lady Caroline Harrison 49. Herbert Hoover. Bust portrait print, 10 x 13.5, signed and in- scribed in black ink, “To Otto Liljeastolpe Swanson, With the kind regards of Her- bert Hoover.” Print is 46. Caroline Harrison. Rare affixed to an identical ALS signed “Mrs. Benjamin Har- size board. In very good rison,” one page both sides, 4 x 6, condition, with scattered Executive Mansion letterhead, June soiling, mainly to right 18 [1891]. Letter to the Postmaster of Washington, D. C. In full: “By border, and scattered mistake a package for Mr. Alburtus [sic] Shelley was sent to 839 N. edge wear. Pre-certified 5th St. Washington the correct address being 839 N. 5th St. Phila- John Reznikoff/PSA/ delphia. Will you kindly make inquiry & have it forwarded & oblige.” DNA and RR Auction In fine condition, with some light soiling to first page and a couple COA.…(MB $100) trivial brushes to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 47. William Henry Harrison. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, aide de camp,” one page, 8.5 x 3.25, July 17, 1795. A receipt for rations for four men and one woman for a duration of two days, signed at the conclusion by Harrison. In very good condition, with uniform shade of toning, a few trivial areas of soiling, trimmed edges, and some light show through from an ink notation on the reverse. Harrison, who was then serving as Anthony Wayne’s aide- de-camp, signed the Treaty of Greenville, ending the Northwest Indian War, on August 3. The provisions of the treaty, which involved ten Native American tribes, included the turning over of certain lands (large parts of Ohio and the site of present-day Chicago among them) to the United States and delineated an ‘official’—but often ignored—boundary between American and Indian holdings. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 17
  • 20. 50. Herbert Hoover.Signed book: The Mem-oirs of Herbert Hoover:The Cabinet & ThePresidency, 1920–1933.First edition, first print-ing. NY: The MacmillanCompany, 1952. Hard-cover with dustjacket,6.5 x 9.5, 405 pages.Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To DaleDydo, With the Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Light toning alongthe edges of the signature page and front pastedown page, a loose,but intact front hinge, two price clips to the front interior dustjacket, 53. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,with mild wear and trivial areas of surface loss to the dustjacket, 14.5 x 9, November 1, 1830. President Jackson grants James Bellotherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and 80 acres of land in Indiana. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson andRR Auction COA.…(MB $100) countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. Double suede matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 15. In good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and dampstaining, some affect- 51. Herbert Hoover. ing signature, missing seal, and a few small separations along folds. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction x 9.5 photo of Hoover COA.…(MB $200) and one of his dogs, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, 54. Andrew “With the kind regards Jackson. Par- of Herbert Hoover.” In tial self-contained fine condition, with some vellum DS as scattered light silvering, president, one page, 18.5 x 5, December 23, 1830. Lower portion mostly visible only at an of a land grant, boldly signed by Jackson and countersigned by the angle. Pre-certified John Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. In fine Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and condition, with three vertical folds, two lightly affecting single letters RR Auction COA.…(MB of signature, and some scattered light creasing. The white seal is $200) intact. A very impressive example with Jackson’s signature measur- ing six inches long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)52. AndrewJackson. Part-ly-printed DS aspresident, onepage, 15.25 x9.25, March 6,1829. PresidentJackson grants160 acres of landin Ohio to Sally Gardner. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and alsosigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham.In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few scattered stains,and expected creasing and wrinkling. The seal is mostly missing. Thisis an early example from just two days after his raucous inauguration. 55. Lady Bird Johnson. Three one-page TLSs on LBJ RanchUpon Jackson’s inauguration, masses broke into the White House letterhead, all to actress Celeste Holm, ranging from 1979–1982, oneand destroyed the furniture rendering him unable to spend his first signed “Lady Bird Johnson,” one signed “Lady Bird,” and one signednight as President in the White House. In addition to this document’s “Lady Bird J.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling torelation to this memorial event, Jackson’s granting land to a woman a couple of the letters. Accompanied by one of the original mailingas he does here is very unusual. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ envelopes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)18 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 21. Jefferson and Madison ship’s pass for the ‘Mary’ 56. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly- printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as President and “James Madison” as Secretary of State, one page, 10 x 15.5, June 22, 1805. Scalloped-top ship’s papers issued to the “Ship Mary of New of Charlston, Gilbert Fuller, master and commander… mounted with no guns navigated by thirteen men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molesta- tion.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Grandly double cloth matted and framed by the Kenneth Laurence Gallery, with color portraits of Jefferson and Madi- son and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 29 x 45 x 3.75. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, Madison’s signature a shade or two light, but still legible, two holes to upper left, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. A very presentable example of a most desirable combination of presidents boasting a particularly bold Jefferson signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Offering a letter of introduction for an American traveling to Europe, “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able” 57. Thomas Jefferson. Third-person ALS, one page, 8 x 5, February 10, 1800. In full: “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able; but it will be necessary for him to explain to Mr. R. the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe in order to know how he may turn it to the best account. some idea too will be useful of the probable range of travelling proposed by the gentleman.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel, in Jefferson’s hand, “Mr. Randolph, North 4th Street 53.” Intersecting folds, some scattered light toning and creases, and a small spot to text lightly affecting a single word of text, otherwise fine condition. Writing only two months before he became the Democratic- Republican nominee for president, Jefferson agrees to write letter of introduction for the friend of possibly Edmund Randolph, a Virginia politician and a distant relative. Jefferson was well known abroad, having served as the United States Minister to France from 1784 to 1789, but although he made many friends in this position ten years earlier, he mentions, rather modestly, “the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe.” In what Jefferson would call the “Revolution of 1800,” he led a peaceful transition of power to the Democratic-Republicans. With Aaron Burr, who was elected vice president, Jefferson rallied his party and prevailed in the election of 1800, becoming the third president of the United States. His victory was not celebrated in all circles, however: northern critcs called him the “Negro president,” since his win was largely due to the Three-Fifths Compromise, a deal giving southern states more political influence based on their number of slaves. Fine association to Jefferson’s influence in Europe, written the year he would win the presidency. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) Presidents & First Ladies 19
  • 22. “The D. C. Federation of Civic Associations arechampioning the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in which to live and work”58. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead,October 13, 1967. Letter to Nelson Roots, president of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations.In part: “I am delighted once again to join in the observance of Civic Responsibility Week in ourNation’s Capital. As Washington enters a bold new era of unparalleled potential in its civic life, itmust be comforting to the new city leadership to know that members of the D. C. Federation of CivicAssociations are championing the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in whichto live and work. Despite the enduring commitment of concerned citizens, we face an unfinishedagenda of essential programs for our city.” Paperclip impression to top edge and scattered toningand foxing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter to Roots from the Commissionerof the District of Columbia, and the original mailing envelope. A very turbulent time in Johnson’stenure as President, on October 21, 1967—one week after writing this letter—100,000 peoplegathered outside the White House to protest the Vietnam War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Meticulous letter to her decorator, including three original sketches, as she readies the couple’s Georgetown townhouse: “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend down to reach his shoes” 59. Jacqueline Ken- nedy. ALS signed “Jac- queline B. Kennedy,” four pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 12.5, November 25, 1957. Letter to M. Wohlgemuth regarding the design and decoration of their Wash- ington home. In part: “I spoke to you today about sending descriptions of the mantel heights—(&the exact measurements the mantels I have having made should have)—plus window dimensions for curtains…2. About the Air Condition-ers—please install the most unobtrusive outlets, I will get conditioners later. Living room—install outlet—but no conditioner. Library—installoutlet for bookcase—but don’t put any air conditioner there, & make it so I can take the conditioner out in winter & fill the space with books. Ifthis is expensive, please skip it—we will do without a conditioner in that room…About where to install Light Fixtures in Dining Room Pleaseinstall them opposite the windows, as we discussed—But be sure you center them on that wall —i.e. find the center of the wall & place themequidistant from it—roughly opposite the windows.”Kennedy’s lengthy postscript extends onto the fourth page, and includes two original sketches, one titled “Front Bedroom Closet—adjoiningbathroom,” with Kennedy adding underneath, “Send me a Sketch of how you think I can obtain maximum shelf & hanging space. From thefloor plan, I would suggest shelves across end B and hanging poles where I have drawn jagged lines. This means you have to walk throughhanging clothes to get to hall, but if pole is high enough - that doesn‘t matter. Do you agree with this plan?” At the bottom of the last page, sheadds another sketch headed “Closet in Middle Bedroom,” adding “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend downto reach his shoes.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold to all pages, scattered creases and wrinkles, paper loss and tears toedges, staple holes to top left, and some toning to first page. An excellent example of Kennedy’s flair for design and attention to every detail,particularly that of the future president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)20 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 23. Jackie sends a great letter to her decorator discussing marble and taffeta 60. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 7, Mrs. John F. Kennedy letterhead, no date. Letter to interior decorator Mr. Mareau. In full: “This is the pattern for the marble for my encoignure—I hope you have found some suitable granite gris by now. Would you send it to me at the above address as soon as possible & also return my dining chair. Thank you.” On the reverse Kennedy continues: “Please write me & advise what you think the seat pads of the dining room chairs should be-(the room has pale green walls beige taffeta curtains-an Aubusson rug). Should they be pale green taffeta-or off white piped with green?” A couple edge tears, missing two corner tips, a small pencil notation and a few words at beginning light but legible due to decreased ink flow, with Kennedy switching pens for the remainder of the letter, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) “I especially want to thank you for the kind reception given my 62. John F. brother Bob and his wife” Kennedy. TLS as president, one 61. John F. page, 6.75 x 9, Kennedy. TLS, White House let- one page, 6.25 x terhead, February 9, Congress 19, 1963. Letter of the United to Senator Vance States letter- Hartke. In full: “I head, December have had an op- 18, 1951. Letter portunity to review to a constitu- carefully your re- ent. In part: “I cent letter about deeply regret the necessity for a that I was unable close relationship to be with you with the Adminis- in Lawrence… tration’s support- and appreciate ers in Congress. all the arrange- Larry O’Brien and ments you made I have discussed this, and I understand that he has been in touch on my behalf. I with you to assure you of our interest in working out the problem. I especially want have also looked over the memoranda prepared for the Democratic to thank you for Senatorial Campaign Committee, and appreciate your making them the kind reception given my brother Bob and his wife. They certainly available. I know I need not reassure you of our appreciation for your had a good time. Sorry I was unable to make it.” In fine condition, support. We shall continue to rely on it, and to make every effort to with a horizontal fold through first letter of signature. Accompanied by arrive at a satisfactory means of establishing a closer liaison.” A central an unsigned glossy snapshot of Robert Kennedy and his wife at the horizontal fold and a rusty paperclip mark and staple hole to top left, November 25, 1951, event mentioned in the letter. Pre-certified John otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Presidents & First Ladies 21
  • 24. Exceptional Eisenstaedt portrait of JFK presented to a prominent political strategist63. John F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x9.25 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, affixed to its original11 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed in fountain pen“For Alex Rose—with the esteem and best wishes ofhis friend—John F. Kennedy.” In fine condition, withmost of the inscription and sentiment fairly light, butmostly legible, due to decreased ink flow, with signatureremaining quite bold, light silvering to edges of image,and uniform toning to mount. The renowned photogra-pher took this portrait at JFK’s home in August 1960after he had received the Democratic nomination forpresident. Kennedy and his staffers found the imageto be so ‘presidential’ that it was used by the WhiteHouse during his entire administration. The originalrecipient of this particular photo was Alex Rose (1898-1976), a labor leader in the American Hatters’ Unionwho went on to become co-founder of the AmericanLabor Party, vice-chairman of the Liberal Party of NewYork, and widely considered to have been one of themost brilliant political strategists of the 20th century.Accompanied by a copy of an article from the Dec. 8,1969, issue of New York Magazine, about Alex Roseand his friendship with JFK and including mention ofthe signed photographs on his wall. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)64. John F. Kennedy. Pencil signature, “John Kennedy,” on thereverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2 Keen Johnson, U. S. Senator cam- 65. Abraham Lincoln. Hand-notated United States Military Tele-paign card. Matted with a color portrait of Kennedy, a color photo graph envelope panel, 8.25 x 3.75, addressed in an unknown hand toof the Kennedys and Connallys driving through Dallas, and a small “Hon A. Lincoln, President, US,” and notated vertically along the leftmemorial card, to an overall size of 16 x 20. In very good condition, side by Lincoln, “Joshua Woodrow O.” In fine condition, with roughwith scattered toning and dampstaining lightly affecting portions of top edge, show-through from mounting remnant along bottom edgesignature and mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by a small of reverse, scattered light toning, and light pencil remnants undertyped caption indicating signature was acquired in Bowling Green, Lincoln’s notation. In 1845, Joshua Woodrow had married MargaretKentucky on October 8, 1960. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA Todd Stuart, Mary Todd Lincoln’s first cousin. Pre-certified Johnand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)22 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 25. 66. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed war-dated DS as president, one page, 14 x 13.25, November 12, 1861. President Lincoln ap- points David Hodgson a “Third Lieutenant in the Revenue Service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and coun- tersigned by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Matted and framed with a color portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 34 x 28.25. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, moderate rippling from moisture exposure, handwritten portions of the document fairly light, but still mostly legible, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Lincoln’s signature remains quite crisp and prominent. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $900) Robust Lincoln presidential signature 67. Abraham Lincoln. Ink signature, as president, “Abraham Lincoln,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1.25 slip clipped from the closing of a document. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one lightly affecting the tops of a few letters of signature and some mild toning and wrinkling. Lincoln’s signature is quite bold and measures an impressive 2.75˝ long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) In a handwritten document, Lincoln enters a not guilty plea for his client 68. Abraham Lincoln. ADS, signed “Davis & Lincoln p-d,” one lightly-lined page, 8 x 6, October 20, 1851. Legal document concerning the case of John U. Grace. Lincoln writes, in part: “And the said defendant comes and defends, the force and injury when, where & c, and says plaintiff actio now because he says he is not guilty in manner and form as the said plaintiff; and of this the defendant puts himself upon the county.” Mild toning along central horizontal fold, scattered edge toning and chipping, a couple of old tape repairs to reverse, a few wrinkles, and pencil notations along bottom, otherwise very good condition. Grace was accused by Gerard Cooper of poisoning his dog with strychnine and was seeking damages of $100. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Presidents & First Ladies 23
  • 26. Scarce April 1860 check written to the publishers of the Illinois newspaper closely aligned with his political career69. Abraham Lincoln. Highly desirableSpringfield Marine and Fire Insurance Com-pany check, 7.25 x 2.5, filled out and signedby Lincoln, “A. Lincoln,” payable to Bailhache& Baker for $5.00, April 21, 1860. In very goodcondition, with usual cancellation cut throughsignature (professionally reinforced on thereverse), several vertical folds, a few light inksmudges, a couple slightly affecting signature,and light creasing and wrinkling.Lincoln wrote this check to William H. Bailhache and Edward L. Baker, the editors of the Illinois State Journal. Baker was married to Lincoln’sniece, and the future president was a frequent visitor to his office, where the pair would monitor the political press by pouring over East Coastnewspapers. The publication also printed Lincoln’s addresses, including a pamphlet of his February 1860 Cooper Union speech, an addressdelivered in New York City that outlined his views on slavery and was credited with helping him win the election later that year. Because ofLincoln’s silence on political issues prior to his inauguration, observers looked to other sources to learn his views on the nation’s growingpolitical crisis, including the editorial pages of the Illinois State Journal. A rare and always-desirable check. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)70. Abraham Lincoln: John W. Howe. Politician and lawyer(1801-1873) representative from Pennsylvania for two terms, first 71. James Mad-elected as a Free Soil candidate and later as a Whig. ALS signed ison and James“John W. Howe,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8 x 10, March Monroe. Partly-11, 1861. Letter to Salmon P. Chase offering his support the newly printed DS, signedappointed Secretary of the Treasury in the Lincoln Administration. “James Madison”In part: “I am no part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that as president andprotested against your appointment to the high position you occupy, “Jas. Monroe” asthat came from the whisky drinking, trading, compromising portion secretary of state,of Penna-You understand it-I congratulate you on your success, but one page, 15.5I congratulate the Republican Party even more-I devoutly pray that x 10, October 7,Mr Lincoln and the Republican Portion of his Cabinet may be able to 1811. Presidenthold Mr Seward and Mr Cameron Level-Mr Lincoln has made a fair Madison grants Jean Batiste Pare 85 acres of land on the edgestart; if he keeps the even-tenor of his way law and good government of Lake St. Claire in Michigan. Vertical folds, Madison‘s signaturemust be restored after a while.” Intersecting folds, a few small pencil light, but legible, scattered wrinkling and toning, and foxing to leftnotations, and some light toning, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: side, otherwise very good condition. The seal is toned and worn, butCarnegie Book Shop, Cat. 249, November 3, 1960; The Collection of almost completely intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA andHenry E. Luhrs. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)24 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 27. 72. James Madi- son and James Monroe. Partial partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as presi- dent and “Jas. Mon- roe” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 10, March 31, 1812. Portion of a ship’s pass is- sued for the “Ship Rambler of New 73. James Madison. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, Yo r k … m o u n t e d 13.25 x 8.5, February 11, 1814. President Madison grants James Black with no guns, navigated with ten men.” Signed at the conclusion by a tract of land in Ohio, “lying between the Miami Rivers.” Signed at the Madison and Monroe. In good condition, with intersecting folds, one conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Commissioner of the through a single letter of each signature, paper loss to left side, end General Land Office Edward Tiffin. Double suede matted and framed of Madison’s signature fairly light, but still legible, a few other small with a color portrait of Madison to an overall size of 28 x 16. In very areas of paper loss, and some light creasing and soiling. The seal is good condition, with moderate intersecting folds, and some scattered missing and document is scored where seal once was. Pre-certified light toning and wrinkling. The white seal is intact. Oversized. Pre- John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) As secretary of state, Madison makes inquiries into an American vessel seized by Sweden during the Quasi-War with France 74. James Madison. LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, January 16, 1809. Letter to Connecti- cut representative Epaphroditus Champion. In full: “I have the honor to inform you, in answer to your Enquiries, that a statement of the case of the Brig Matilda was sent by this Department some time ago to the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at London, with a request to him to have it laid before the Government of Sweden, thro’ its Representative in London, and that this was accordingly done. From information lately received, it appears that the Government of Sweden had determined to suspend its decision on the Case ‘till it should be made acquainted with all the Circumstances of it, in an official Report that was expected from the Island of St. Bartholomew on the subject. When the result is known, it will be communicated to the persons interested in Connecticut.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and wrinkling, and some trivial paper loss to blank integral second page. Madison writes to Epaphroditus Champion, a Federalist congressman from Connecticut. Champion had inquired about a constituent’s interest in the Brig Matilda, an American vessel seized by Swedish authorities on the island of St. Bartholomew in 1799 during the Quasi-War with France. Angry at America’s refusal to pay its war debt and its concilia- tory treaties with England, France began seizing American merchant vessels, and an undeclared war ensued between 1798 and 1800. Ten years after the seizure, the matter of the Brig Matilda remained unresolved. In January 1809, Madison was the president elect but was still serving as Jefferson’s secretary of state, and it was in this capacity that he addressed this matter. During his tenure as secretary, Madison struggled to maintain American neutrality on the waves as wars raged in Europe. A fine letter written just prior to Madison’s inauguration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 25
  • 28. 79. Richard Nixon. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letter- head, September 10, 1976. Letter to Nicholas A. Ambrose in New75. William McKinley. Large ink signature, “William McKinley, Jr,” York. In part: “This is just a note toas prosecuting attorney for Stark County Ohio, on an off-white 7.75 tell you how deeply touched Mrs.x 1 slip, clipped from a larger document. Matted with a laser print Nixon and I were by your expres-portrait to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition, with a couple sion of concern with regard to herlight creases and wrinkles, well away from signature. Pre-certified recent illness. Excellent medicalJohn Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) attention, plus her courage and determination, have contributed greatly to the splendid progress 76. William McKin- she has made toward full recov- ley. Fountain pen sig- ery. But I am confident that your nature, “Yours very spiritual remembrance, and others offered in her behalf, as well as truly, W. McKinley,” on the prayers of people all over the world, have helped enormously an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 in enabling her to come through this difficult crisis even better and State of Ohio Executive more rapidly than the doctors thought would be possible when she Chamber card. In very entered the hospital.” In fine condition, with an extra horizontal fold good condition, with near bottom. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope bearing scattered toning, dings a printed free frank. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRto right edge, and mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Auction COA.…(MB $200)Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)77. James Monroe.Partly-printed rigid vel- 80. Richard Nixon.lum DS as president, Engraved portrait of Nix-one page, 13 x 8.5, on, approximately 4.5 xJuly 5, 1819. President 7, signed in black felt tip.Monroe grants 80 acres Matted and framed toof land in Ohio to Jacob an overall size of 10.75Short. Signed at the x 12.5. In fine condi-conclusion by Monroe, tion. Pre-certified Johnand countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office Reznikoff/PSA/DNA andJosiah Meigs. Intersecting folds, and scattered light toning and soil- RR Auction COA.…(MBing, otherwise fine condition. The white seal is lightly toned and worn, $100)but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR AuctionCOA.…(MB $200) 78. Richard Nix- on. Signed book: The Memoirs of Richard 81. Richard Nixon. First edition. NY: Nixon. Program Grosset and Dunlap, from the Sixty- 1978. Hardcover with Sixth Annual dustjacket, 6.75 x 9.5, Washington Day 1120 pages. Signed and Banquet, held in inscribed on the half- Peoria, Illinois, in title page, “To Roger 1964, signed onStanley, with appreciation and best wishes from Richard Nixon.” In the first page infine condition, with some light soiling to fore-edges. Dustjacket rates black ink next tovery good with clipped inside corners, scattered toning and rubbing, his image, “Dick Nixon.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/and several tears. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)Auction COA.…(MB $200)26 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 29. 82. Richard Nixon. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Office of the Vice Unissued Polk and President letterhead, January 15, Buchanan ship’s papers 1957. Nixon writes to “Barby” Keu- pig of Dayton, Ohio, in part: “I am 85. James K. Polk and always especially glad to hear from James Buchanan. Partly- young people who are interested printed scalloped-top DS, in their government and its elected signed as president, signed officials. As long as this interest is “James K. Polk” as president maintained we may be sure that our and “James Buchanan” as country will have the good govern- secretary of state, one page, ment which only a free people can 10.25 x 14.25, no date. An provide.” Some light creasing, light unissued ship’s pass, nicely toning, and a faint spot of soiling affecting the last letter of the first signed at the conclusion by name of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the Polk and Buchanan. Matted and original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and framed to an overall size of 14 RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) x 18.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Buchanan’s signature, some light wrinkling, and a bit of mild toning. The white seal is intact and slightly worn with a central horizontal fold. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 86. Ronald 83. Richard and Pat Nixon. Three FDCs, two with cachets honoring Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt and Marquis de Lafayette signed in black ink Jane Wyman. “Richard Nixon,” and one with cachet honoring Betsy Ross, signed in Vintage pencil black ink “Patricia Nixon.” In fine condition, with two having typewrit- signature, “Ron- ten mailing addresses in lower right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) ald Reagan,” on an off-white 5.25 x 4.5 album page; and a vintage ink signature, “Jane Wyman,” on a tan 5.25 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with some light edge toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) “I cringe when I read interviews in which they talk about relaxing with a joint!” 87. Nancy Rea- gan. ALS signed “Nancy,” one page both sides, 5 x 3.25, White House letterhead, no date. Letter to Celeste Holm. In part: “I agree with everything you said about the business. It has great influence & has 84. Barack Obama. Signed book: The Audacity of Hope. First shown no responsibility at all—nor have most of the young actors. I edition, first printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover with cringe when I read interviews in which they talk about relaxing with a dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 375 pages. Signed as president on the title page joint! I wish everyone in the business would start saying I won’t use in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some light creases and ripples that language or do that scene etc. etc. Unfortunately there doesn’t to dustjacket. Consignor notes signature was acquired outside the seem to be many of those around.” In fine condition. Accompanied by Benson in May 2008 as Obama came down to greet people at the the original mailing envelope, addressed in Reagan’s hand. RRAuc- corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) tion COA.…(MB $100) Presidents & First Ladies 27
  • 30. 88. Ronald Reagan.Signed book: Speaking The governor promisesMy Mind. First edition, “full ‘military might’…to helpfirst printing. NY: Simon& Schuster, 1989. Hard- you resist aggression” ascover with dustjacket, protestors gather in Berkeley6.25 x 9.5, 432 pages.Signed on a bookplate 91. Ronald Reagan.affixed to the second Draft ALS signed “RR,” onefree-end page. In fine page, 7.25 x 10.5, State ofcondition, with some light wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.… California letterhead, May(MB $150) 3, 1967. Draft letter reads, in full: “Be assured that the full ‘military might’ of the Southeast corner will be 89. Ronald Reagan. Minolta mobilized instantly to help Contact Sheet newsletter, dated you resist aggression and Spring/Summer 1987, 8.5 x 11, preserve your right of self 12 pages, featuring an image of determination. Needless to the Reagans sharing a kiss on say, I expect every Senator the cover, signed on the cover in to sell his life dearly.” In fine black ink by Reagan. In fine condi- condition. On May 15, 1969, tion, with a central horizontal fold. Reagan sent the California RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Highway Patrol to quell pro- tests at UC Berkeley in an incident that came to be known as ‘Bloody Thursday.’ He then had 2200 National Guard troops occupy the city of Berkeley for an additional two weeks to maintain order. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Reagan returns home after surviving an assassination 92. Ronald Reagan.attempt: “I’m feeling fine & have Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed andthe services of a very competent inscribed in fountain nurse’s aide (Nancy)” pen “To Ruth & Carl, Thanks for remember- 90. Ronald Reagan. ing—And all the best ALS as president signed to you both—’Dutch.’” “Ron,” one page, 4.5 x 6, Rippling to top edge, a personal letterhead, no couple creases to top date, but pencil notation left corner, and some on reverse indicates scattered silvering to April of 1981. Letter of left side, otherwise fine thanks to “Dorothy & condition. Pre-certified Ward.” In full: “Just a line PSA/DNA and RR Auc- to say a heartfelt thank tion COA.…(MB $200) you for the beautiful flowers that welcomed me back to the White 93. Ronald Reagan. House. I’m feeling fine Vintage ballpoint signa- & have the services ture and inscription, “To of a very competent Cathy, Ronald Reagan,” nurse’s aide (Nancy).” on a white and blue In fine condition, with a checkered 6 x 3 album paperclip impression to page with a collector’stop edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) pencil notation along bottom edge. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)28 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 31. 94. Ronald Reagan. 97. Eleanor Roos- Color satin-finish 7.75 evelt. TLS, one page, x 10 photo, signed and 6 x 7, Val-Kill Cottage, inscribed in black ink Hyde Park, Dutchess “To Mr. & Mrs. Eddie County, New York letter- Albar & Family—With head, March 21, 1956. very best wishes, Ron- In a letter of thanks, ald Reagan.” In very Roosevelt writes, in good condition, with tack full: “I want to thank holes to top corners and you for your thoughtful- bottom edge, irregular ness in sending me the ink adhesion to signa- campaign material used ture and inscription, against my husband. I light bends to corners am sure that the F. D. from previous display, Roosevelt Library at and image slightly off Hyde Park will be pleased to have this additional information to add center. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) to the articles of this sort on display.” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and a few faint, stray marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 95. Ronald Rea- gan. Signed book: 98. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, An American Life. one page, 6 x 9.25, White House First edition, later letterhead, May 4, 1937. Short letter printing. NY: Si- to Marion Davies. In full: “You were mon & Schuster, more than kind to send me the gor- 1990. Hardcover geous box of fruit and the flowers, with dustjacket, 6.5 and I enjoyed them so much. Many, x 9.5, 748 pages. many thanks and good wishes.” Signed on the sec- In fine condition, with light verti- ond free end page in black ink, “Ronald Reagan, Feb. 19 – ‘93.” In fine cal toning from magnetic album. condition, with a photocopy of the mailing envelope affixed to first free RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) end page, and some light wear to dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 99. Franklin D. Roo- sevelt. TLS signed 96. Ronald and “F. D. Roosevelt,” one Nancy Reagan. page, 7 x 9.5, Navy Color satin-finish 8 x Department letterhead, 10 photo, signed and April 19, 1918. Letter inscribed in black felt to James Kearny. In tip “To Mr. & Mrs. Small, part: “Your prompt and with best wishes, Ronald patriotic response to Reagan,” and “Nancy,” the Navy’s call for bin- signing in front of her oculars, telescopes, and husband. In fine con- spy-glasses, is most ap- dition, with scattered preciated. The glasses mild impressions and will be very useful in trivial soiling in the bot- the prosecution of Naval tom border. Uncom- Operations until victory mon because the full is won. At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be inscription is written out made to return them to you.” Matted and framed to an overall size of by Ronald rather than 11.25 x 13.25. Scattered toning and soiling, and signature a shade or Nancy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) two light, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 29
  • 32. 100. Franklin D. 101. Franklin D. Roo-Roosevelt. TLS, one sevelt. TLS, one page, 8page, 8 x 10.5, State x 10.5, State of New York,of New York, Executive Executive Chamber letter-Chamber letterhead, head, July 29, 1930. LetterApril 11, 1929. Letter to New York attorney Fred-to New York attorney erick J. Stone expressingFrederick J. Stone. In his gratitude that he agreesfull: “Thank you for your with him “that we should pur-letter. I appreciate very sue the normal and regularmuch the nice things course in regard to thesesaid by the Herald Tri- suggested investigations ofbune in their editorial.” In local government, whethervery good condition, with they apply to the city of Newseveral dampstains to York or to other cities oredges, one approaching counties of the State.” In very good condition, with scattered foxingend of signature. Pre- and dampstaining. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRcertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Auction COA.…(MB $200) FDR files a 1937 claim for his portion of family-owned property102. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notarized DS as president, two pages, 8x 13, June 21, 1937. Headed “In the Matter of acquiring title to Public Parkbounded by Congress and Myrtle Avenues and Leavitt Street in the ThirdWard, Borough of Queens, City of New York.” In part, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,being duly sworn, deposes and says that he joined in the prayer for reliefcontained in the petition of John M. Hackett and Bankers Trust Company,Executors under the Last Will and Testament of James R. Roosevelt [FDR’shalf-brother], deceased. That your deponent [FDR] has been informed thatthe City of New York on June 26th, 1912 acquired title to Damage ParcelsNos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and made an award to an ‘Unknown Owner’ in thesum of 15,200. That your deponent has been further informed that yourdeponent’s father, James Roosevelt, died seized of 26 2/3% of the premisesof which Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3…That your deponent has beeninformed that he is entitled to one-third of 26 2/3% of the awards made forDamage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and makes claim to the same…” Infine condition, with expected folds, with a horizontal fold through a couple letters of signature.Accompanied by a seven-page document, the Last Will and Testament of FDR’s half-brother, James R. Roosevelt. Dated November 22, 1924,it includes two Codicils dated August 10, 1926, and November 8, 1926. There are penciled notes in an unidentified hand on the first page,one noting “JRR Died 5/7/27.”On November 26, 1877, Eliza M. Leavitt sold her Queens property to James Roosevelt, FDR’s father. When he died in 1900, the land wasequally divided in thirds, portioned to his sons James and Franklin and their mother Sara. The president’s share was held in trust until hebecame of age. In 1907, the Commissioners of Estimate were appointed to determine title to the property; a “Damage and Benefit” reportwas filed five years later when some of the land was purchased by eminent domain. This report assessed property value of the real estateand determining if taking a portion of the whole property devalued or benefited the “damage parcel.” When the state took some of the land tomake improvements, a January 12, 1912, report awarded a $15,200 compensation to the “Unknown Owner” of the real estate and placed inescrow pending the title search.In 1932, the New York City comptroller paid all the taxes and penalties on “Damage Parcels No. 1, 2, and 3,” leaving a credit balance of$3,046.43. Two-thirds of the affected land belonged to the estate of his father, entitling the Roosevelt family to claim the remaining $3,046.43credit. To collect the revenue, each heir needed to file a separate paperwork. On May 7, 1927 FDR, Sara and the heir of his brother’s estate,Helen R. Robinson each filed a petition claiming one third of the proceeds of the land sale. A scarce “family matters” document signed by oneof the world’s greatest leaders, with unique annotations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)30 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 33. FDR and his two invaluable Treasury secretaries 103. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Superb vintage matte-finish 10 x 9 Har- ris and Ewing photo of President Roosevelt seated at his desk with his first and second Secretaries of the Treasury, William Woodin and Henry Morgenthau on either side, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Roosevelt, Woodin, and Morgenthau. Photo also bears a photographer’s pencil notation to lower right. Nicely double matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 17.75. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light silvering, primarily to bottom of image. Accompanied by a 1933 TLS from Henry Woodin forwarding the photo. An exceptional portrait of the three men who nurtured the American economy back to stability. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Roosevelt uncovers corruption on Indian reservations 104. Theodore Roosevelt. ANS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 3.25 x 1.75, no date. Brief note to Secretary of the Interior John Noble. In full: “Sorry to miss you: I had a most pleasant and interesting tour round the Indian reservations.” In fine condition. Roosevelt had made a well-publicized inspection tour of western Indian reservations where he uncovered rampant corruption. In October 1892, Roosevelt released a report accusing federal em- ployees on the reservations of blackmail and political impropriety and referred the case to the Justice Department. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Four cordial Roosevelt letters 105. Theodore Roosevelt. Four one page TLSs, three signed “Theodore Roos- evelt,” one signed “T. Roosevelt,” all to Mr. Daniels. Letters are dated November 33, 1910, on Outlook letterhead, 6.25 x 7.75; November 25, 1910, Outlook letterhead, 6.25 x 7.75; June 3, 1915, Oyster Bay letterhead, 6.25 x 7.5; and April 26, 1916, Oyster Bay letterhead, 7 x 10. Each of Roosevelt’s letters are accompanied by a carbon of Daniels’s letter to Roosevelt. Also included are two more letters to Daniels, dated 1910 and 1912, signed by Roosevelt secretaries Frank Harper and G. D. Wandrof. In very good condition, with folds to letters, office stamp to one letter, mirroring of text to another letter, and haloing of text in another letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Presidents & First Ladies 31
  • 34. 106. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS 107. Theodoresigned “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 8 x Roosevelt.10.5, December 2, 1898. Brief letter White Housetyped at the top of a handwritten letter to card signed inRoosevelt from B. F. Cronkite seeking black ink, “Theo-a position in the Insurance Department. dore Roosevelt.”Roosevelt responds: “I will carefully In very goodconsider your application.” In very good condition, withcondition, with a few small separations toning to edges,along intersecting folds, scattered some light soil-toning, and light overall feathering to ing, trimmed bottom edge, and two small strings of mounting rem-Cronkite’s handwritten letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA nants passing through front of card from reverse. Pre-certified Johnand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) America’s great Trust Buster agrees that “no limitation of the right to acquire these lands from the government can prevent their being ultimately monopolized” 108. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.25, White House letterhead, October 13, 1906. Letter to Judson C. Clements, Acting Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In full: “I have just received your paper on the Union Pacific coal investigation. The following paragraphs seem to me to directly conflict with one another, and I send around to you at once to find out exactly what it is you mean. You say in the first place: ‘No limitation of the right to acquire these lands from the government can prevent their being ultimately monopolized, provided title is once fixed in a private individual with the unlimited right of conveyance. In view of this fact it is worthy of serious considerationwhether the government ought to part with title to its coal lands. These lands are probably of more fundamental consequence to the wholepeople than any other public lands, and that importance is a constantly increasing one. Might it not be well for the government to retain titleand to lease the right to mine upon such terms as would attract the investment of capital for this purpose?’But you go on to say in speaking of the present situation, as follows: ‘Today, however, the only available coal lands are owned by these twocompanies. If therefore, the public lands in that region are permanently withdrawn from private entry the effect is to intensify and perpetuatethe very monopoly which these railroads have created.’I am inclined cordially to agree with the first of these two statements; but the second seems flatly to contradict it and I don’t understand howthey can be reconciled or indeed what the second means. I will back you up to the limit in compelling the railroad companies to afford the inde-pendent producers proper track connections and proper transportation facilities as well as to carry the coal for reasonable charges. But I feelvery strongly that your first position which is that we should not part with anymore coal lands, is correct, in which case your second position,that we should not withdraw public coal lands from private entry can not but be incorrect.” In very good condition, with scattered toning andfoxing, heavier to first page, staple hole to top left of both pages, and a few wrinkles. Accompanied by three associate letters, one from MarkSullivan of Collie’s to Roosevelt, dated October 20, 1906; an unsigned letter to Roosevelt dated October 31, 1906; and a six page unsignedletter to the Interstate Commerce Commission.In June of 1906, after a series of Antitrust suits that successfully dissolved the railroad industry’s monopolizing Northern Securities Company,Roosevelt passed the Hepburn Act which gave the Interstate Commerce Commission great control over the nation’s railways: it made theirorders binding, contestable only in federal court, and allowed them to set maximum rates for railways. In this letter to ICC Chairman JudsonC. Clemens, Roosevelt stands behind this piece of legislation, writing, “I will back you up to the limit in compelling the railroad companiesto afford the independent producers proper track connections and proper transportation facilities as well as to carry the coal for reasonablecharges.” He also asserts the nation must maintain control of its coal lands, an increasingly valuable resource in the railway age. Decisiveand clear, this letter is a wonderful example of the directness for which Roosevelt was known. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)32 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 35. Uncommon four-language ship’s paper for a whaling vessel issued during Taylor’s brief administration 109. Zachary Taylor. Rare partly-printed DS as presi- dent, signed “Z. Taylor” one page, 21.5 x 16.75, December 31, 1849. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Peleg W. Gifford, master or commander of the Bark called Clarice… lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for the Indian Ocean and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the right panel by Taylor and countersigned by Secretary of State John M. Clayton. In very good condition, with partial separa- tions along intersecting folds, a couple small pinholes of paper loss along folds, mirroring of seal from folding, and some scattered light toning. The white paper seal is crisp and intact. Taylor presidential documents are uncommon, as he served only 16 months as president, and this one made more so by its desirable whaling-related content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 110. William H. Taft. 112. Bess Truman. Original 6.75 x 9 bas- Four items: matte-finish relief of Taft’s profile by 5 x 7 photo, signed in the Walden Fawcet, beau- lower border in black felt tifully signed in black tip; White House card, ink, “Wm. H. Taft.” In signed in black ink, fine condition, with light “Bess W. Truman”; a one creasing to the corner page TLS from 1977, tips, a few tack holes signed “Bess W. Truman,” complying with an autograph request; and across the bottom and a clipped 3.75 x 5 book photo, signed in black ink. Mild rippling to top edges, and some matte-finish photo, toning from adhesive on reverse of book photo, mild toning to the left and toning and a stray mark to letter, otherwise fine condition. RRAuc- edge. Pre-certified John tion COA.…(MB $100) Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 113. Bess and Margaret Truman. Three undated letters to Olga Stilwell: ALS, 111. Bess Truman signed “Bess T.,” two pages, and Mamie Doud 6.25 x 9, White House Eisenhower. Two letterhead; ALS, signed color magazine photos “Bess T.,” two pages on two of artists’ renditions adjoining sheets of Carlyle of Truman and Eisen- stationery, 5.25 x 6.75; hower, both affixed to and an ALS, signed “Mar- off-white 6 x 8 mounts, garet,” two pages on two each signed in black felt tip by the respective first lady pictured. In adjoining sheets of personal fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) stationery, 5 x 7.75. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Presidents & First Ladies 33
  • 36. Truman prepares for the first ever US visitof Iran’s final, and controversial, monarch114. Harry S. Truman. Typed memorandum, signed as president, “H.S.T.,” one page, 6.75 x8.75, White House letterhead, November 10, 1949. Titled “Memorandum for: Acting Secretary ofState From: The President,” sent to James E. Webb. In full: “Thanks for the background memorandaon the visit of His Imperial Majesty, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shahanshah of Iran. I appreciatedyour thoughtfulness in sending it to me very much.” In fine condition, with an Undersecretary officestamp to upper right. On November 16, 1949, President Truman greeted Mohammad Reza Pahlavi,the Shah of Iran, on his first visit to the United States. The Shah was given a 21-gun salute andfull military honors. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Amid Red Scare hysteria, Truman defies a congressional request to access the files of federal employees: “I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges” 115. Harry S. Truman. Two items: Typed memorandum, signed as president, “H.S.T,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, dated July 20, 1951. In full: “Memo- randum for: The Secretary of the Treasury. From: The President. I have been looking over a memorandum which you sent me with regard to loyalty files of the International [sic, Internal] Revenue Department for the Congressional Committee investigating the Department. I wish you would give this matter considerable thought and then we will have a conversation about it. I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges which, no doubt, appear in these files to discredit not only the Department but to ruin the individual in whose file these things appear. I will be glad to talk with you about it.”Also, a handwritten endorsement as president, “Approved, July 20, 1951, Harry S. Truman,” on the last page of a three-page typed memo-randum from Treasury Secretary John Snyder, dated July 30, 1951. Memo reads, in part: “Reference is made to the memorandum from theSecretary of the Treasury for the President dated July 18, 1951, requesting permission for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to submit reports,files and other material to the Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws, inresponse to a request of that Subcommittee. The request to the President for authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to submit such reportsand other material was made pursuant to paragraph 2 of a memorandum, dated August 5, 1948, to the Secretary of the Treasury from Don-ald S. Dawson, Administrative Assistant, concerning employees in the Executive Branch, which in part states: ‘2. No information of any sortrelating to the employee’s loyalty, and no investigative data of any type, whether relating to loyalty or other aspects of the individual’s record,shall be included in the material submitted to a Congressional committee. If there is doubt as to whether a certain document or group of docu-ments should be supplied, the matter should be referred to the White House.’ Authority is not requested to submit investigative data referringto loyalty of an employee in the Executive Branch.” Senator Joseph McCarthy, who led the anti-Communism rally, called Truman’s refusal toallow access to all files ‘arrogant’ and a threat to national security. In fine condition, with rusty paperclip mark to Truman’s memo, and paperclipimpression and light creases to endorsed memo.At the height of McCarthyism, Truman spurns the request of a congressional committee to access the “loyalty files” of the IRS. However, Trumanrefused to endorse the witch hunt kindled by Joseph McCarthy, the senator from Wisconsin who hounded the president and his administrationwith his accusations of Communist infiltration. Here, Truman refuses to bow to anti-Communist furor and “ruin” the careers of federal employeeslikely to be tarnished by the committee. “They are trying to get us to believe that our Government is riddled with communism and corruption,”Truman said of the McCarthyists. “These slandermongers are trying to get us so hysterical that no one will stand up to them for fear of beingcalled a communist.” For his stance, the president was accused of being soft on Communism. Just over a week after this letter, the HouseWays and Means subcommittee would open an investigation into charges of corruption in the IRS. Fascinating documents providing insightinto Truman’s bold stance during the Red Scare. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)34 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 37. Fondly recalling his days in the Army Reserves 116. Harry S. Truman. Two TLSs, both signed “Harry,” both one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated September 26, 1962, and June 5, 1963, both to John Snyder. First letter reads, in part; “I was very sorry indeed to learn that the records of our Reserve Organization had been burned up. I am expecting to go through all the files I have and see if we can get together a history of the organization which you and the St. Louis Colonel worked out during the period from 1921 to 1938.” Second letter reads, in part; “You and I went through a great many summers together with a great many youngsters whom we trained to become officers in the second World War. Sometime, or other, when it is convenient for both of us, I would like to sit down and talk to you and see if we can find the results of what we did. I had somebody, while I was in the White House, look up the list of those who were commissioned from our classes and it was a fantastic number who made good.” In fine condition, with a slight rusty paperclip mark to top of one letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 117. Harry S. Tru- Truman provides two interesting man. Vintage matte- translations for his home state’s motto finish 9.5 x 7.75 photo, signed and inscribed in 119. Harry S. Tru- fountain pen as presi- man. ANS signed “H. dent, “Best wishes for S. T.,” one page, 2.75 x an early recovery for 3.75, no date. Interest- Arthur Frank, Harry S. ing note on both sides of Truman.” In very good an off-white slip, with a to fine condition, with gold foil seal of the state rippling to edges, a few of Missouri affixed to the creases, scattered silvering to darker areas and edges, and mounting reverse. In full: “Salus populi suprema lex esto! The liberal translators remnants to reverse. Accompanied by a 1946 letter from Truman’s say ‘The welfare of the people is the supreme law.’ The conservative secretary Matthew Connelly, acknowledging the photo. Pre-certified translators say ‘The will of the people is the supreme law.’ Both are John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) excellent. I prefer the first.” On the reverse, under the seal, Truman adds, “A really great seal. Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition, with a touch of trivial soiling and impression of seal under text. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 118. Harry S. Tru- man. Partly-printed 120. Harry S. Truman. TLS, DS as president, one one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal page, 18.5 x 15.5, July letterhead, May 9, 1960. Letter 18, 1950. President Tru- to Paul Nachtman. In part: “I man appoints Benjamin cannot tell you how very much I Gerig of Pennsylvania appreciated that centennial book “the Representative of on Washington’s Inauguration the United States of and Presidency. It will be one of America on the Special the finest items in the Library and Committee on Informa- I will be glad to have the original tion Transmitted Under Article 73 (e) of the United Nations Charter.” container so that it will be properly Signed at the conclusion by Truman and countersigned by Secretary protected.” Under his signature of State Dean Acheson. Framed to an overall size of 20 x 17. In fine Truman adds a brief handwritten condition, with some scattered mild toning, primarily to the crisp, postscript which reads, “Your work on the Convention seems to be intact seal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction working!” In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold passing COA.…(MB $200) through upper portion of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 35
  • 38. 121. Woodrow Wilson. Un-common and nicely detailed en- Unique World War I soldiers dis-graved portrait of the exterior of charge signed by over 30 includ-the White House, 6.5 x 4, signedalong the bottom in black ink, ing Wilson, Pershing, and Foch“Woodrow Wilson.” In fine condi-tion, with a uniform shade of toning 124. Woodrowfrom previous display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Wilson. Partly-Auction COA.…(MB $200) printed DS, one page, 10.5 x 8, March 2, 1920. 122. Woodrow Wil- Unusual honor- son.  Partly-printed DS able discharge as president, one page, issued to Paul Mc- 16 x 20, November 28, Michael, a major 1916. President Wilson in the Ordnance appoints Gordon G. Nel- Department of the son a “First Lieutenant US Army. McMi- in the Infantry Officers chael’s discharge is signed across entire face by over 30 war-related Rescue Corps of the Army personalities, including Woodrow Wilson, John J. Pershing, Ferdinand of the United States.” Foch, David Beattie, Amando Diaz, Baron Jacques, Secretary of Signed at the conclusion War Newton D Baker, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (who adds a capable by Wilson and coun- attempt of his father’s signature), William S. Sims, John A. Lejeune, tersigned by Secretary and other veterans of the Great War. Discharge is affixed to an identi- of War Newton Baker. cal size piece of cardstock. In very good condition, with a couple of Less commonly found vertical creases, mild overall toning, a couple rusty paperclip marks on Wilson documents, to edges, and some light rippling. Accompanied by a facsimile of theNewton Baker was Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921. In very good piece, slightly enlarged, with numbered identifications of the signers.condition, with scattered creasing, wrinkling, and soiling, edge dings, An unusual and likely one-of-a-kind piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/a mild shade of overall toning, and seal mostly missing. Rolled. Pre- PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Scarce full Washington signature along with a swatch of his coat and hair lock 123. George Washington. Fantastic display consisting of a scarce full ink signature, “George Washington,” on an off-white 3.25 x .5 slip clipped from a larger document. Signature was part of a large March 17, 1769, indenture between Washington and Robert Thompson. Also included is a .5 x .75 swatch of Washing- ton’s cloak from the family of Colonel Tobias Lear, Washington’s personal secretary and good friend; and a lock of six strands of Washington’s hair from the Custis-Powell family. All three items are nicely cloth matted and framed, with a color portrait of Washington and a descriptive plaque, to an overall size of 14.5 x 15.25. In very good to fine condition, with toning and slight paper loss to slip. Complete Washington signatures are seldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)36 Presidents & First Ladies
  • 39. Washington appoints a Lieutenant in the newly created Corps of Artillerists and Engineers 125. George Washington. Partly-printed vellum document, signed as president, “Go. Washington,” one page, 14.75 x 18.5, dated December 26, 1794. Document reads, in part, “To all who shall see these Presents Greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidel- ity, and Abilities of Charles Harrison I have nominated and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, do appoint him Lieutenant in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers in the Service of the United States to take Rank from the second day of June one thousand seven hundred ninety four.” Signed at the conclusion by Washington, and countersigned by the Secretary of War, H[enry] Knox. On February 22, 1793, Washington had nominated Charles Harrison of Virginia to be Ensign; it was approved by the Senate the following day. On May 31, 1794, Washington promoted Harrison to Lieutenant. On June 2nd, the Senate did advise and consent to the appointment which is why the President noted that Har- rison’s appointment date would be June 2, 1794, even though this document was dated more than six months later. In very good condition, with moderate previous storage folds, with a vertical fold affecting the “Wa” of signature, edges appearing to be lightly trimmed, mount- ing remnants to reverse, a few small pinholes of paper loss, and scattered light toning and soiling. In August 1789, President Washington had submitted to the Congress a report from Secretary of War Knox containing “a statement of the troops in the service of the United States.” In his introduction to his proposal for “Organization of the Militia,” Knox called for “a small corps of well disciplined and well informed artillerists and engineers.” However, no engineers served in the Army until March 1794 when war threatened with Great Britain. At that time Congress authorized Washington to appoint temporary engineers to direct the fortification of key harbors. On April 7th, a “bill for raising and organizing a corps of artillerists and engineers” was received by the House from committee and read for the first time. It was passed by the House and the Senate by the end of May and signed into law by President Washington on May 9, 1794. On May 31, 1794, Washington sent his nominations to the Senate of 12 Captains, 24 Lieutenants (including Charles Harrison), one Surgeon, and four Surgeons’ Mates “as Company Officers and Surgeon and Surgeons’ Mates in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers,” a corps con- sisting of one regiment with four battalions of four companies each. When war with France appeared likely in 1798, Congress added a second regiment to the Corps. In 1802, Congress established a separate U.S. Corps of Engineers and the U. S. Military Academy at West Point as America’s first engineering school. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000) Presidents & First Ladies 37
  • 40. notables127. Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Member of the prominent Adams family, andson of Charles Francis Adams, Sr. He served as a colonel in the Union Army duringthe Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, an author ofhistorical works, and a member of the Massachusetts Park Commission. ALS signed“C. F. Adams, Jr,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, September 18, 1876.In part: “I…send you by express the proof sheet of the article ‘Episode in MunicipalGovernment.’ Please have it corrected and paged, and send me a new proof…Thiswill occasion no delay as the proofs sent to New York will not be back for a day ortwo. If the proofs I send are promptly corrected and sent correctly to me here, I canhave the whole thing corrected.” In fine condition, with a light pencil line through texton first page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)“The risk of being captured by any Cruizers belonging to the Powers at War” is realized: Adams signs off on the value of a seized ship 128. Samuel Adams. American statesman (1722–1803) and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts who was one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party and one of his state’s most ardent supporters of the patriotic cause. Manuscript DS, three sides of two adjoined pages, 7.25 x 12.25, November 13, 1795. A statement of property seized from William Winthrop, an American citizen, by the privateer sloop the Harlequin. One endorsement, signed at the conclusion by Winthrop, reads, in part: “Statement of the Property of William Winthrop, a Citizen of the United States of America, captured by the Privateer Sloop Harlequin, May 6, 1795, and condemned in the island of Bermuda, June 19, 1795 in his Britannia Majesty’s Court…The Sloop Dispatch and other Appurtenances—1666.75. Premium of Insurance 1750 dollars…on said Sloop from Boston to West Indies & back, exclusive of the risk of being captured by any Cruizers belonging to the Powers at War.” A longer endorsement on the reverse of second integral page reads, in part: “That on the Twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand seven hundred and ninety five, We the Subscribers, namely Joseph Hood, Timothy Gay and Jacob Rhoades, all of Boston…at the request of William Winthrop, late sole owner of the Sloop Dispatch… have carefully arrived and considered the value of said Sloop Dispatch, with her Mast, Yards, Sails, Boats, Tackle & Appurtenances is, in our judgement worth the sum of One Thousand Six hundred Sixty Six dollars three quarters of a dollar. And we do further declare…the said Sloop Dispatch…would have sold in the port of Boston for the above mentioned sum…The above mentioned vessel is the same that was captured the sixth day of May last on her voyage from Guadelupe to Boston, by the Harlequin Privateer of Bermuda, Capt. John Miller, & carried in there, 7 tried, & condemned, as appears by the copy of the proceedings of the Court of Vice Admiralty of that island, and by Capt. Young’sprotest; and which said Sloop Dispatch, said Capt. Young, there purchased on his own account, and arrived with her at this Port of Boston.”Signed at the conclusion by Hood, Gay, and Rhoads. The third endorsement is written and signed by notary Samuel Barrett, attesting thatWoods, Gay, and Jacobs appeared before him and attested to their statement. Boldly signed under the seal in black ink by Adams, acknowl-edging that Barrett has affixed his seal to the document, and countersigned at the bottom by John Avery. Document has been professionallysilked. Some light rippling around seal, some scattered light toning, slight show-through from docketing on reverse, and a couple trivial pencilmarks, otherwise fine condition. The white seal is worn, but intact. Provenance: 2010 Sotheby’s.By the middle of the eighteenth century, the island colony of Bermuda, with copious trade and fishing regulations, depended on privateering tosupply many of their basic needs. With twice as many privateers at sea than any of the continental colonies, privateering became a lucrativeand fairly easy business for the high-speed Bermudian sloops and large crews. American William Winthrop’s ship Dispatch was seized by theBermudian sloop Harlequin on May 6, 1795 and taken to port where seven were “tried, & condemned” under Bermudian law. It is unclear whatbecame of the seven, but the ship was purchased and returned to Boston by one Capt. Young. This document is a Statement of the Propertyof William Winthrop, a Citizen of the United States, captured by the Privateer Sloop Harlequin. An interesting account, boldly endorsed bySamuel Adams as Governor of Massachusetts. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)38 Notables
  • 41. 129. Jane Addams. American social 131. Oliverreformer (1860–1935) who shared the Ames. President1931 Nobel Peace Prize. TLS, one of Union Pacificpage, 5.75 x 9.25, Hull House letter- Railroad, the 35thhead, July 23, 1913. Letter to a woman in governor of Mas-Massachusetts. In part: “I have not seen sachusetts, and athe book ‘The Romance of Botticelli’ but congressman impeached in the Credit Mobilier scandal. Bank check, 8have today ordered it. Thank you very x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ames, payable to Bostonmuch for bringing it to my attention.” Five Cents Savings Bank for $1250, April 16, 1891. In very good con-In fine condition, with some scattered dition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature,light creases and wrinkles. RRAuction two cancellation holes to body, date stamp touching top of signature,COA.…(MB $100) and some scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) The legendary leader of the Green Mountain Boys assesses taxes in the midst of secretly negotiating for Vermont to become a British province130. Ethan Allen. Farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher,writer, American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. ADS,signed “Ethan & Ira Allen” all written by Ethan Allen in the text, threepages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.5, June 20, 1781. Titled on firstpage, “A List of the Polls and ratable estate of the Town of Sunderlandfor June 20 AD 1781 Sunderland.” On the second page, one beneaththe other, are six names and the “ratable estate” value: “Genl Ethan &Ira Allen £63.0.0; Joseph Averill 13.0.0; Robert Averill 37.0.0; Col. TimthBrownson 124.0.0; Amos Brownson 48.0.0; Gideon Brownson 67.0.0;Eli Brownson…” All in the hand of Ethan Allen, they are in alphabeticalorder. On the reverse of the integral leaf (the back cover of the booklet),Allen has written: “The List for the Year of our Lord 1781.” Beneath whichare some pen markings and some arithmetic in another hand. In goodcondition, with paper loss to bottom edge, moderate toning and staining,small binder holes along hinge, rough edges, and scattered creases.Although the future fourteenth state declared its independence in 1777, ittook 15 years for the “Republic of Vermont” to pay New York the severalmillion dollars owed for the relinquishment of their claim on the land,thereby gaining support for Vermont’s eventual admittance to the Union in1791. Interestingly, around the same time of this correspondence, Ethanand Ira Allen were engaged in secret talks via a Canadian middlemanto determine if Vermont would allow itself to become a British province,which likely would have altered the tide of the Revolutionary War. Somehistorians contend that Vermont was poised to admit British troops whennews of the surrender at Yorktown and the signing of the Treaty of Parisended the conflict. A rare document from one of the most recognizablenames in American history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA andRR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Notables 39
  • 42. At the age of just 17, Austin signs as a witness on a promissory note132. Stephen F. Austin. Manuscript DS, signed by Aus-tin at the age of 17, one page, 8 x 3.5, January 23, 1811. Apromissory note signed by Daniel Phelps, in part: “I promiseJohn Butler to pay him or order seventy five dollars and eightynine cents on demand with interest. Mine A Burton.” Signedat the conclusion by Phelps, and signed in the lower left corner as a witness, “Stephen F. Austin,” and also witnessed by Timothy Phelps.Intersecting folds, light toning along a vertical fold slightly affecting signature, vertical ink cancellation to body, and a few wrinkles, otherwisefine condition. Austin was engaged in learning the family mercantile business in Missouri at this time, and subsequently took over the manage-ment of most of the lead business. A very clean and particularly early example. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) Even among Canadian loyalists, Arnold is branded a traitor for his petty lawsuits133. Benedict Arnold. One of the mostwell-known traitors in history, Benedict Arnold(1741-1801) was a successful general fromConnecticut during the Revolutionary War, upuntil he switched sides and got caught trying tohelp the British in 1780. Manuscript DS, signed“B. Arnold,” one page, 6 x 5.75, February 26,1790. Legal affidavit reads, in full: “BenedictArnold Esqr of the Plaintiff in the above causemaketh oath that Samuel Oakes the Defendantin the above cause is at this time justly and trulyindebted unto him this Deponent in the Sumof Eleven Pounds Seventeen Shillings for aquantity of Ship Timber sold and Delivered byhim this Deponent to the said Defendant and for Cash paid and advanced for the measuringthe Same.” Very nicely double cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Arnold and GeorgeWashington, and a descriptive plaque, to an overall size of 20 x 35.5. In fine condition, withlight intersecting folds, a few mild strips of toning, and some scattered light edge wear.After the war, Arnold settled in Saint John, a newly established American loyalist communityin the province of New Brunswick, Canada. There he resumed his mercantile ventures andloaned money to a number of American loyalists struggling to reestablish themselves. Afterseveral bad business deals, Arnold saw his income reduced and he attempted to collect fromhis debtors, filing more than twenty suits similar to the one offered here. His actions arousedsuch fury in the community that an angry mob gathered at the Arnold residence denouncing his avarice and carrying his effigy, which bore theironic appellation “Traitor!” A fine and well-preserved document from the American Revolution’s notorious turncoat. Oversized. Pre-certifiedJohn Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)40 Notables
  • 43. The famed suffragette presents a copy of her 1897 article on Women’s Rights134. Susan B.Anthony. Origi-nal pamphlet ofAnthony’s articletitled “The Status ofWoman, Past, Pres-ent, and Future”(originally printedin The Arena, May1897), 6 x 9, eightpages, signed in inkat the top of the firstpage, “With kind re-gards, Susan B. An-thony, Rochester,N.Y., Dec. 28/97.” 136. P. T. Barnum. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 5.25, July 7,In fine condition. A 1856. Brief letter to Mr. Houle. In full: “I am now in & shall begreat example of till 5 o’clock.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letterAnthony’s reflec- of signature, and some scattered light toning and soiling,tions on the efforts otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRto change the status Auction COA.…(MB $200)of women that had taken place since the Seneca Falls Conventionof 1848. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) British autograph album including Scott, Churchill, and a spectacular Shackleton AQS135. AutographAlb u m. Vinta geleatherbound hard-cover autographalbum, 5.25 x 7,signed inside in inkby 86 people, manyon affixed clips slipsor photographs. Sign-ers include: “R. Scott5.5.10,” on a lightgray slip; fountain pen signature “Winston S. Churchill,” with an AQS from ErnestShackleton, which reads, “We have seen God in his splendors. Heard the text thatNature renders,” signed above the quote, “Ernest H. Shackleton.” Remainder ofthe signatures are from soccer and rugby players, church officials, and others. Boththe Scott and Churchill/Shackleton pages have affixed news clippings and photosand captions. In very good condition, with front cover detached, scattered toningand rippling to some pages, and collector’s notations throughout. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Notables 41
  • 44. “I…am much gratified that the Duchess of Albany and her children enjoyed the show so much”137. P. T. Barnum. ALS, one page, 5x 8, Hotel Victoria letterhead, December10, 1889. Letter to “Sir Robert.” In part:“Permit me to thank you very heartily foryour kindness in delivering the photographof the children of Her Royal Highness theDuchess of Albany, also her Royal High-ness’ autograph. I prize both very highlyand am much gratified that the Duchess ofAlbany and her children enjoyed the showso much.” Cloth matted and framed with aportrait of Barnum and Tom Thumb to anoverall size of 17 x 14. In fine condition,with a central horizontal fold and a mildshade of overall toning from previousdisplay. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Scarce war-dated letter from 139. Fulgencio Batista. Leader of Cuba (1901–1973) who was in Lincoln’s Attorney General office from 1940 to 1944 and from 1952 to 1959, at which time he was138. Edward overthrown by Fidel Castro. DS, inBates. Attorney Spanish, one page, 10.25 x 13.75,general during the no date. Untranslated documentCivil War (1793– regarding the literary aid orga-1869). War-dated nized by the Province of HavanaALS signed “Edw. in commemoration of Jose MartiBates,” one page, (1853-1895) a Cuban revolutionarylightly-lined, 5 x leader who was killed in fight for8, Attorney Gen- independence from Spain. In very good condition, with mild toningeral’s Office letter- to document, heavier at edges, some scattered foxing, and signaturehead, September over embossed seal. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)9, 1864. Letterto Mrs. JeffersonThomas. In part: “Ihave the pleasure 140. David Ben-to send you, en- Gurion. Signed book:closed herewith, Israel, A Personal His-the desired pass tory. First edition, firstfor Miss Gordon, printing. NY: Funk &Also, a sealed Wagnalls, 1971. Hard-note addressed cover with slipcase,to you, in the hand 7.25 x 10.25, 862 pages.writing of Mr. Secy Stanton.” Light block of toning over text and Signed in blue ballpoint, “D. Ben-Gurion,” on the first free end pagesignature and a few small pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. which also bears a pre-printed inscription to Mr. and Mrs. MortonAccompanied by several pieces of correspondence to Bates from Silberman. In fine condition, with scattered wear and partial separa-Gordon and Thomas. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) tions to edges of slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)42 Notables
  • 45. Bell heads to Canada to recuperate before his final years of work towards the telephone141. Alexander GrahamBell. ALS signed “A. GrahamBell,” two pages, 4.5 x 7, March24, 1873. Letter to Mr. Bogdon.In part: “I am sorry that a badcold compels me to keep indoorsjust now. I fear I may not be ableto go with you tomorrow. I havebeen running down for someweeks past, and intend to run upto Canada to recruit towards theend of this week. Kind regardsto all friends at Lower Falls.” Afew small separations along in-tersecting folds, one fold througha single letter of signature, a fewwrinkles, and mild toning to firstpage, otherwise fine condition.At the time of this letter Bell wasProfessor of Vocal Physiology andElocution at the Boston UniversitySchool of Oratory. After spendingthe summer of 1873 at the familyhome in Canada, he returned to Boston and decided to concentrate on his experiments in sound which eventually led to his first successfultransmission via telephone three years later in 1876. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 142. Itzhak Ben- 143. Nicholas Zvi. Second president Biddle. American of Israel (1884–1963) financier (1786– who served from 1952 1844) and president until his death. ALS in of the Bank of the Hebrew, signed “I Ben United States. ALS Zvi,” one page, 7.25 x signed “N. Biddle 8.75, General Council Pres’t,” one page, of the Jewish Com- 7.75 x 9.75, July 22, munity of Palestine 1829. Brief letter to letterhead, no date. physician Thomas Letter to a gentleman. Cadwalader. In part: In part (translated): “A “As I shall be…ab- few weeks ago I spoke sent on the business with Mr. Dobkin and Mr. of the Bank. I herebyShapiro…and they promised to look into the matter after they receive appoint you to act inthe [immigration] certificates. I ask you to look into the matter.” A my stead as Presi-small notation has been added in another hand at the bottom. In very dent of the Bank ofgood condition, with torn punch holes to right edge, a central vertical the United States.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds,fold, scattered creases, and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction docketing notation to top right, blue pencil notation to top, uniformCOA.…(MB $100) toning, and a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 43
  • 46. Only the third Lizzie Borden letter we have ever offered144. Lizzie Borden. On August 4, 1892, the axe-mutilated body of prosperous businessman AndrewJ. Borden was discovered in the parlor of his home at 92 Second Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.Mr. Borden’s body had been found by his thirty-two-year-old daughter, Lizzie (1860–1927); soon afterothers arrived on the scene, the similarly brutalized corpse of Andrew’s wife (and Lizzie’s stepmother),Abby, was discovered in an upstairs bedroom. Thus began a sordid saga that would ultimately becomeone of the most celebrated unsolved cases in the history of American crime. Exceedingly rare ALSsigned “L. A. Borden,” one page both sides, 4 x 5.5, personal letterhead, December 9, 1896. Letterto Miss Jennie F. Bras. In full: “I should be ready to see you Wednesday the sixteenth any time afterfive in the after-noon. Yes I am going to tie the pages and want your help. I would like to have youget the ribbon. Get as much and the width you want and let the color be ‘royal purple’ please.” In finecondition, with a central horizontal fold and a partial separations along hinge. Accompanied by theoriginal mailing envelope addressed in Borden’s hand, with the stamp clipped off. Letter is housed in a custom-designed purple leather folder.Shortly after being acquitted of her father and stepmother’s murders in June of 1893, Lizzie and her sister Emma moved to a new house(christened ‘Maplecroft’) on French Street, a fashionable neighborhood at the time. It was there that she penned this letter. The trial that hadtaken place in the courtroom could not compare to the media trial in which Lizzie was portrayed as a cold-blooded murderer: regardless of thecourt’s decision and her public exoneration, the damage to her reputation could not be undone. She was forever ostracized from Fall Riversociety, living out the remainder of her life at Maplecroft in relative isolation. Over a century after the Borden murders, the mystery continues tohold the public’s interest, making the demand for Lizzie’s limited autograph material very high; this is only the third letter we have ever offered,and the only one we’ve seen in the last five years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)44 Notables
  • 47. Sending thanks for a Fosdick book from Basil O’Connor145. Niels Bohr. Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. ALS, one page, 5 x3.5, January 1, 1953. Letter to thanks to Dr. Basil O’Connor. In part: “Thanksfor your Christmas greeting and the most beautiful and inspiring book ofRaymond Fosdick.” In fine condition, with paperclip impression to top left anda bit of trivial soiling. O’Connor worked hand-in-hand with President FranklinRoosevelt on his Warm Springs project and also served as chairman andpresident of the American Red Cross. Bohr is rare in handwritten letters.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 146. Edouard Bran- 148. Richard E. ly. French inventor Byrd. TLS signed “R. (1844–1940) primarily E. Byrd,” one page, 8.5 x known for his involve- 11, March 1, 1927. Letter ment in wireless teleg- to fellow polar explorer raphy. ALS signed “E. Adolphus Greely. In part; Branly,” one page, 5.25 “I am very sorry indeed x 8.25, Electrotherapy to tell you that I did not letterhead, October 24, get my data from the 1903. Letter to an un- variation of the Magnetic identified gentleman. Compass sufficiently In full (translated): “I accurate to publish it in am forwarding a letter a scientific paper. I have addressed to me by not got my figures with Mr. Joseph Planche, me. When I return to my doctor of law, very distin- Headquarters at Boston guished former student I will look things up and let you hear from me.” Intersecting folds, one of Catholic Institute, of a through a single letter of signature, several spots and strips of toning, very religious and high otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)ranking family in Verdun. See what you can do for his protege.” Infine condition, with a mild shade of toning and a couple light creases.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 149. Richard E. Byrd. TLS signed “Dick,” two147. Aaron pages, 8 x 10.5,B u r r. B a n k Department ofcheck, 6 x 3.75, the Navy letter-filled out and head, March 27,signed by Burr, 1953. Letter topayable to A. B. Charles Faulkner.[himself] or bear- In part: “I haveer for £158, April been working with the International Rescue Committee to raise money24, 1788. In very for the refugees who have escaped from East Berlin into West Berlin.good condition, Of course these escapees arrive in West Berlin completely destitutewith faint intersecting folds (vertical fold to first name), mild toning and because they cannot bring anything with them. It looks as if we aresoiling to edges, and pen cancellation (typical for examples of Burr’s going to raise our quota, which is a million dollars…I had a fine talkchecks) touching first name. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction with Vice President Nixon.” In fine condition, with a bit of scatteredCOA.…(MB $200) light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Notables 45
  • 48. 150. Princess Caroline of Monaco.Glossy 4 x 6 regal portrait of the princess,signed in black ink, “Caroline de Monaco.” Infine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 151. Daniel Carroll. Found- ing Father of the Un it ed S t a t e s “I spoke yesterday down (1730-1796). He town before a Civitan Club was a prominent member of one on the work that I am doing of America’s great colonial families with infantile paralysis”that included his cousin Charles Carroll of Carrollton who signed theDeclaration of Independence. He was one of only five men to sign 152. George Washington Carver. TLS signed “G. W. Carver,” oneboth the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United page, 8.5 x 7.25, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead,States. Printed lottery ticket, 3 x 2, circa early 1790s, completed in September 16, 1936. Letter to Floyd Anderson. In part: “Your picturemanuscript. An early American lottery ticket issued to help fund the has done so much real missionary work for poor stricken individuals.Washington City Canal “for cutting the Canal through the City of I spoke yesterday down town before a Civitan Club on the work thatWashington to the Eastern-Branch Harbour.” Numbered in manuscript I am doing with infantile paralysis. They were immensely interested,and signed at the bottom by Daniel Carroll. Irregular edges, small hole and especially so in your picture.” In fine condition, with intersectingnear top, and scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction folds and a mild shade of toning. Accompanied by the original mailingCOA.…(MB $200) envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Over 900 first day covers spanning politics to space to entertainment to sports 153. Celebrity Covers. Large collection of approximately 950 FDCs, each individually signed in ink or felt tip by celebrities and notables from the fields of entertainment, music, art and literature,space, politics, public service (including Supreme Court Justices), and other fields. A small sampling of signers include: Fred Astaire, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Borman, Ray Bradbury, Pearl S. Buck, Jimmy Carter, Jack Dempsey, James Doot- little, John Glenn, Rube Goldberg, Dick Gordon, Fred Haise, Thor Heyerdahl, J. Edgar Hoover, Ted Kennedy, Alexei Leonov, James Lovell, Nor- man Mailer, Thurgood Marshall, W. Somerset Maugham, Ron McNair, Sandra Day O’Connor, Norman Vincent Peale, Judith A. Resnik, EddieRickenbacker, Sally Ride, Jonas Salk, Harrison Schmitt, Clyde Tombaugh, Johnny Unitas, John Wooden, and Chuck Yeager. In overall finecondition. A more comprehensive list is available online at rrauction.com. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)46 Notables
  • 49. Father of Maria Theresa154. Charles VI . Holy RomanEmperor who ruled from 1711to 1741; father of the belovedempress Maria Theresa of Aus-tria. Manuscript DS in German,signed “Charles,” three pages ontwo adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 12,March 29, 1712. A lengthy, boldlypenned untranslated document.The reverse of signed page bearsendorsements and dockets. Theofficial seal was split upon open-ing, both halves remaining crispand legible. Partial separationalong connection of pages, scattered toning and foxing (heavier tofirst page), several pencil notations, and previous storage folds (onethrough a small portion of signature), otherwise very good condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 155. George W. Childs. Pub- lisher (1829–1894) who co-owned the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper with financier Anthony “I fear I do not see my way to Joseph Drexel. ALS signed “Geo. W. Childs,” one page, 6.25 x 8, Child asking the question you propose” & Peterson letterhead, October 13, 157. Winston Churchill. ALS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” 1859. Letter to Mr. Rice. In part: “I one page, 4.5 x 6.75, 105 Mount Street letterhead, no date. Letter have placed in Mr. Longacre’s hands to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “I fear I do not see my way to the biog of Mr. Buchanan. I have read asking the question you propose. But I shd think you wd. experience it carefully and pronounce it one of no difficulty in finding some one to do so.” In very good condition, the ablest and most disseminating with scattered toning and soiling, adhesive remnants to edges, andin your great work.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of several pencil notations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA andsignature, and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condi- RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Chrysler impresses the value of hard work to his son at Hotchkiss School156. Walter P. Chrysler. TLS signed “Dad,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead,November 7, 1924. Chrysler writes to his son Walter at the Hotchkiss School in Con-necticut, in part: “I have had a letter from Mr. Buell dated November 5th in which he stateshe will excuse you from school Tuesday afternoon…You are to return on the 8:50 trainThursday morning, December 4th. However, he states, it will involve the loss of recita-tions for two days for you and shall urge you to make up the work as soon as possiblebefore you leave school. I know you appreciate that you are facing a great deal of hardwork at Hotchkiss to maintain your position in your class, and absence on occasions likethis, naturally, make it necessary for you to put forth unusual efforts so that your studieswill not suffer. I know you realize this, Walter, and I am glad to know that Mr. Buell hasbeen kind enough to let you off.” Near the last line, Chrysler has added several wordsin his own hand about his son ordering clothes. In fine condition, with intersecting folds,one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.Written just months before he founded the Chrysler company on June 6, 1925, this let-ter represents a fine example of the auto magnate’s work ethic. Pre-certified PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 47
  • 50. From the Board of Trade, Churchillwrites an encouraging note to his younger brother: “It will be a tremendous coup for you if you can win the seat”158. Winston Churchill. TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 5 x 8, Boardof Trade letterhead, December 31, 1909. Letter, marked at the top by Churchill “Private,”and addressed in his hand to his brother, “My dear Jack.” In full: “Many congratulationson your speech, which seems to be excellent in style. I hope you had a great success.It will be a tremendous coup for you if you can win the seat.” Churchill also adds, “Yourssincerely,” before his signature. In very good condition, with scattered creasing andwrinkling from mounting remnants on reverse, a bit of light toning and soiling, and acouple surface impressions.Churchill writes to his younger brother, John Strange “Jack” Spencer-Churchill, withwhom he was very close. John rose to the rank of major in the British Army and becamea successful London businessman, and he and his children were often found with hisolder brother’s family at Chartwell and Winston’s other residences. Here, Winston maybe referencing a seat on the London Stock Exchange, which his brother eventually held.In 1909, Winston was a member of Parliament and the president of the Board of Trade.An excellent letter written to a close family member and confidant. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 161. Dewitt Clin- ton. American politician 159. Georges Claude. Engi- (1769-1828) who served neer and inventor (1870–1960) as senator and who, as best known for the invention of governor of New York, neon lighting. TLS in French, played a major role in the signed “G. Claude,” one page, 5 construction of the Erie x 8, personal letterhead, March 9, Canal. Partly-printed 1928. Untranslated letter to Lucien DS, one page, 7 x 4.5, Bance, with Claude adding one November 4, 1811. Pay order issued to Alderman Cunningham “for sentence in his own hand. In fine attending the court of General Sessions.” Signed at the conclusion condition, with some light soiling by Clinton as Mayor of New York. Intersecting folds, cancellation cut to left edge. RRAuction COA.… to center, a slight brush to signature, and light toning, otherwise fine (MB $100) condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 162. John Connally. Texas160. Henry governor who rode in the same carC l a y. D i s t i n - as JFK at the time of the president’sguished states- assassination in Dallas, and whoman, US senator, himself was struck by a bullet.secretary of state, Glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed andspeaker of the house, and three-time presidential candidate (1777– inscribed in green felt tip “To: Hon1852) who became known as the ‘Great Compromiser’ for his support Carlos Moorhead—With respectof the Union prior to the Civil War. ADS, signed “H. Clay,” one page, and admiration from his friend,7.75 x 2.25, April 20, 1831. Pay order reads, “Pay to John Norton Esq John Connally.” In very good condi-or order Three hundred dollars.” Cancellation cut to center, paper loss tion, with paperclip impression andto top edge, scattered foxing and dampstaining, central vertical fold, rippling to top edge and a surfacemounting remnants to reverse, and a PSA/DNA authentication label impression from another signature and inscription from another photoaffixed to reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a placed on top. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)48 Notables
  • 51. April 9, 1861, three days before the outbreak of war,Colt dashes off a twice-signed letter: “I may leave here for the South”163. Samuel Colt. Inventor of theColt revolver and founder of the ColtFirearms Company (1814–1862).ALS signed “Saml. Colt,” three pageson two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April9, 1861. Colt hastily dictates ordersto his secretary. In part: “I have yournote of yesterday with enclosuresform Col Cooper. Should you receivethe package of letters & Papersreturned to me From New Orleans Iwant you to send them to me at 240Broadway by the first express & mailthe Express receipt for them to me atthe St. Nicholas Hotel. I may leavehere for the South before returningto Hartford hence it will be necessary for you to have your payroll & other accounts…with the usual checks drawn for my signature. You willprobably have to bring down the check books to me here for signature. I will telegraph to you if you must come in the mean time you musttelegraph to me on receipt of this if you can be ready to come here tomorrow, Wednesday night, or when you can be ready to come if you aretelegraphed to do so. If you come here you should calculate to stop a sufficient time to make the necessary examinations at the office & fixthe business so as to have no mistakes thereafter.” On the second page, Colt adds a postscript, signed “S. C.” Colt writes: “I may telegraphto you to bring down Mr. McFarlen with you & I wish you now send him word that I shall probably want him to go to Cincinnati very soon &to let me know if he can do so.” In very good condition, with partial separations along central horizontal fold and hinge, scattered toning andshow-through from text on opposite sides, a couple of archival reinforcements to folds and small tears, and a couple of light creases. At thebeginning of the war Colt would sell arms to both the North and South, eventually being labeled a Southern sympathizer. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 165. William W. Corcoran. Banker, art 164. Peter Cooper. collector, and philanthropist (1798–1888). LS Versatile American in- signed “W. W. Corcoran,” one page, 5 x 8, dustrialist, inventor, and January 19, 1881. Letter to H. J. Ramsdell. In politician (1791–1883) part: “I deeply regretted to learn the serious who designed the first injury you sustained from a fall on the ice, and steam locomotive built it was my intention to call at your house…the in the United States, the present condition of the streets render it haz- Tom Thumb, and pat- ardous to carry my purpose into executiuon.” ented a gelatin dessert In very good condition, with uniform toning, later marketed under pencil notations to top left, a bit of soiling, and a small singe mark to the brand name Jell-O. right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) ALS, one page, 8 x 9.5, Union Transportation Line letterhead, Octo- ber 23, 1834. Letter to 166. Walter Cronkite. Color glossy 8 xC. Schrack concerning a business arrangement and incorporating 10 photo of Cronkite in the White House,an invoice for $123.58, with Cooper signing again in the text of the signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.invoice. Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)in Cooper’s hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds,mirroring of letterhead, uniform toning, and some chips to edges.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 49
  • 52. Curie marvels at a luminous byproduct of her radiology research: “The extraction of the emanation [of radium]…constitutes in my opinion one of the most beautiful experiments in physics”167. Marie Curie. Pol-ish-born French physicist(1867-1934), she and herhusband Pierre discov-ered two new elements,polonium and radium, in1898. In 1911 she wonthe Nobel Prize for Chem-istry. She died of leukemiabrought about by her workwith radioactive material.Important ALS in French,signed “M. Curie,” pennedon both sides of a 5.5 x 4 Faculte des Sciences de Paris note card, March 9, 1922. Letter to a lady patron of the Institute (possibly the AmericanPrincess of Polignac, born Winaretta Singer). In full (translated): “I apologize for being so late to answer your kind letter. I will certainly havethe greatest pleasure to see you again and show you the new buildings at the Radium Institute that you have not yet seen. You would also beable to watch the extraction of the emanation, that is currently being done in my Laboratory for the needs of human therapy, that constitutesin my opinion one of the most beautiful experiments in physics. Please accept, Dear Madam, the expression of my best feelings.” Some lightrubbing and pencil remnants to bottom of reverse and some light central vertical creases, otherwise fine condition.Madame Curie focused on medical uses for radium as a cancer treatment after discovering prolonged radium exposure caused chemicalburns on skin. She learned radium was uranium decay, so she continued isolating the elements. When separating radium in one experiment,she discovered an empty glass vial that turned luminous in the dark, making her experiment visually “beautiful.” The residue produced by theradon gas decay was captured in the glass; water was added, then the mixture poured and sealed in glass ampules and applicators to treatanything from skin diseases to cancerous growths. An extraordinary letter by one of history’s greatest physicists in the infancy of radiologyresearch for medical treatment. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 168. Clarence Darrow. Brilliant defense attorney (1857–1938) noted for his role in the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial and the Leopold-Loeb thrill-killing case. ALS, one page, 5.75 x 8.5, July 13. Darrow writes Walden Book Shop regarding an order. In full: “Please send the books mentioned in the enclosed to A. W. Wright, 251 Wash- ington St., Holly Mich. and charge to me.” Mounted on Scarce Jefferson Davis a slightly larger heavy board with informational swatch free frank as a US senatorglued to front, not affecting text or signature. In very good condition, 169. Jefferson Davis. Free franked address panel, 4.5 x 3.5,with the ink in the first half of the letter very light, a new pen being addressed in another hand to “Col. G. H. Boyd, Portland, Maine,”employed to finish the letter, resulting in a bold signature, intersecting and franked at the top, “J. Davis U.S.S.” In very good condition, withfolds, and a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA intersecting folds, trimmed edges, and some scattered light creases.and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)50 Notables
  • 53. The First Lady of the Confederacy The Pennsylvania Signer serves mourns the passing of a friend as president of his home state’s Academy of Fine Arts1 7 0 . Va r i n aDavis. Wife of 172. DeclarationJefferson Davis of Independence:(1826-1906). ALS G e o r g e C l y m e r.signed “V. Jeffer- Signer of the Declara-son Davis,” three tion of Independence;pages on two ad- founder and presidentjoining sheets, of the Bank of Philadel-3.75 x 6, July 11, phia. Partly-printed DS,1897. Letter to signed “Geo Clymer,”Mrs. Fowler following the loss of her father. In part: “I have just learned one page, 10.75 x 14.75,the painful news which has plunged your house in mourning and May 1, 1811. Documentbrought grief to thousands who revered, trusted, and admired your awarding one share indear father as I did. I fear there are few great men left like him for the property of the Penn-his statesmanship was the outcome of a purer state of public morals sylvania Academy ofthan that of this day.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. the Fine Arts to WilliamPre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Kanle, Jr. Signed at the conclusion by Clymer as president of the Academy and countersigned by the treasurer. In good to very good condition, with partial separations along intersect- ing folds, some light creasing and wrinkling, and light overall toning The Rhode Island Signer and foxing. Clymer’s signature is quite crisp and mostly unaffected seeks clarification on issuing by the flaws. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction “sea letters and passports… COA.…(MB $200) under the signature of GeorgeWashington” after his term expires 171. Declaration of Independence: Wil- liam Ellery. Signer of the Declaration of Inde- pendence from Rhode Island (1727–1820). ALS signed “Wm Ellery Coll,” one page, 6.25 x 8, February 27, 1797. 173. Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll of Letter to District Attorney Carrollton. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Mary- Ray Greene. In full: “Sea land (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. Letters and passports ADS, signed “Charles Carroll of Carrollton,” one page, 9 x 3, March are signed by the Presi- 27, 1812. Tax payment reads, in full: “Cashier of the Farmers Bank of dent. Quere: Whether I Maryland pay to Mr. R. Welch of Ben eight hundred and fifteen dollars can with propriety issue fifty five cents being the amount of my taxes in A. A. County for the any of them under the year 1811 and debit herewith the account of your humble servant.”signature of George Washington dated after the fourth of March; or, Signed at the conclusion by Carroll and also endorsed on the reversein other words, whether such documents ceased to be valid with his by Welch. Cancellation cut to body, repaired on the reverse to preventceasing to be President. You are desired to answer this question as further spreading, vertical folds and creases, uniform toning, smallsoon as possible.” Second integral page bears an address panel in tear to top right, and mounting remnants to top corners on reverse,another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, several otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a period engraving.lightly passing through signature, scattered toning, and slight paper The first full signature we have seen as most examples are signedloss and pencil notations to reverse of second page. Pre-certified John “Ch. Carroll.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR AuctionReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $200) Notables 51
  • 54. 176. Declaration of Independence: Robert Treat Paine. Massachu- setts lawyer (1731–1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British sol- diers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript DS, signed “Paine,” one174. Declaration of Independence: John Hart. Signer of the page, 3.75 x 6.25, NovemberDeclaration of Independence from New Jersey (1713–1779). Engraved 1769. Financial documentfifteen shilling New Jersey note, printed by Isaac Collins of Burling- pertaining to the case ofton, 4.25 x 2.5, dated March 25, 1776, signed in ink by Hart and two “Israel Barney vs Charlesothers. The reverse of the shilling note states that it was printed in Handy,” signed at the con-Burlington in New Jersey by Isaac Collins, 1776, and it bears a rather clusion by Paine. Centralstrong warning, as well: “‘To counterfeit is Death.” A central vertical horizontal and vertical foldfold, overall creasing and wrinkling, some edge wear, and scattered and some scattered lighttoning and foxing, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) The New Jersey Signer orders the diligent survey of the ship Anna “to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss”175. Declaration of Independence: Francis Hopkinson.Manuscript DS, signed “Fras Hopkinson,” one page, 12.5 x 8, May3, 1785. The order to examine a ship in the port of Philadelphia,signed by Hopkinson as Judge of the Admirality of the Court reads,in full: “Application having been made to Me by Richard Copple-stone Master of the Ship or Vessel, called The Anna lately arrivedfrom Bristol and now lying in this Port, for a Survey to be made onthe said Ship You, or any two of you, taking to your Assistance myShip-Carpenter or other Tradesman if you shall think it necessaryso to do, are hereby directed and required diligently and carefullyto Survey and examine as well the said Ship as the Goods, Wares,and Merchandizes laden on board, or any Parts or portions thereof,as you shall be thereto requested by the Owners or Consignees ofthe said Cargo or of any part thereof; and you are to estimate theAmount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any, which the said Cargo or any part thereof may have sustained on Board the said Ship and alsoto ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement, particularly specifying the Marks andNumbers of the Bales, Boxes, Casks or Packages, wherein such damaged Goods or Deficiencies may be found: In pursuance and accordingto the Direction of an Act of General Assembly of this Commonwealth, entitled ‘An Act for the further Regulation of the Port of Philadelphia,and ‘enlarging the Powers of the Wardens thereof;’ And how you Shall have executed this Writ made a Return to Me, under your Hands dulysigned on the Sixth Day of May Instant or on the next Court Day together with this Writ.”Accompanied by the report of the survey of the ship Anna, which reads, “at the Instance of Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship Anna fromBristol. We Thomas Pryor & Francis Gurney two of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, duly appointed and attested according to Law,Have diligently and carefully surveyed and examined the Said Ship and found her Cargo well Stowed and properly Dunaged [sic, Dunnaged].”Boldly signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson. In very good condition, with vertical folds reinforced on reverse, a vertical fold passing througha single letter of signature, uniform toning, a bit heavier along folds, and a couple trivial edge chips. A well-preserved document boasting alarge signature brimming with nautical content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)52 Notables
  • 55. Days prior to the Siege of Yorktown, General Nelson writes to a subordinate: “I have already given the necessary orders respecting ammunition, and shall take care that your force be so respectable, as to enable you to awe the enemy on your side, and to act an offensive part”177. Declaration of Independence: Thomas Nelson. Signerof the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1738-1789). Herepresented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governorin 1781. Rare LS signed “Thos Nelson, Jr,” one page, 6.25 x 7.75,September 19, 1781. Letter to Brigadier General George Weedon,promising ample ammunition and reinforcements for the comingsiege of Yorktown. In part: “I have this morning rec’d your Favor ofyesterday. The reason, I imagine, no relief has arrived in your campis that the militia of all the counties except King & Queen which youmention were ordered to come down on this side, and the militia ofthe counties north of Pamunkey River, to form the Gloucester Army.The militia of King & Queen had no right to a discharge…according tothe…Militia Law. I have already given the necessary orders respectingammunition, and shall take care that your force be so respectable, asto enable you to awe the enemy on your side, and to act an offensivepart.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel anddocketing in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with intersect-ing folds, one through a single letter of signature, several creasesand spots, small pencil notation to top left, and some paper loss tosecond integral page. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life,Kenneth Rendell places Nelson’s autograph material into the “veryrare” category among the Signers—an echelon second only to thatoccupied by the virtually unobtainable Gwinnett and Lynch.Ten days before the the Siege of Yorktown, Nelson wrote to BrigadierGeneral George Weedon, whose brigade of Virginia militia would cutoff the one means of escape for the British at Gloucester Point. Inthe letter, he mentions the militia of King and Queen County, Virginia. A native of Yorktown, Nelson served as the commanding general of theLower Virginia Militia, and was engaged at the siege. According to legend, he urged Washington to fire on his own house, where Cornwallishad established his headquarters, and promised a reward of five guineas to any man who hit it. An extremely rare and desirable letter writtenin the prelude to the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 178. Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Rush. Signer of the Declaration of Independence; a physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army, he established the first free dispensary in the US. DS, signed “Benjn Rush,” one page, 6.5 x 3.5, November 5, 1811. Doctor bill reads, in full, “1805 Mr John Conelly Dr to Benjn Rush, July Attendance on & dressing George’s finger £15.0 / June Advice and Attendance to Mrs Conelly £15.0 / 1806 / Octob Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Self £0.15.0 / 1807 / May / Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Son £1.17.6 / 1810 / April Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Do [Son] £1.17.6 / [total] £6.0.0 / Equal to 16 Dollars. / 1811 Novr 5. Rec’d in full / Benjn Rush.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Rush to an overall size of 13.25 x 21.5. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toning, some light soiling, and some stray ink marks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 53
  • 56. 179. Declarationof Independence:George Walton. Sign-er of the Declarationof Independence fromGeorgia (1741–1804)who later served as thatstate’s chief justice, gov-ernor, and senator. Part-ly-printed DS, signed“Geo Walton,” one page,7.75 x 12.25, no date.Walton, as chief justice Inventor of theof Georgia, approves apetition from Seth John Dewey Decimal SystemCuthbert and Company 180. Melville Dewey. Librarian and educator (1851–1931) whoof Savannah concerning developed and published his library-classification system, the Deweya debt, boldly signed at Decimal System, in 1876. Scarce DS, signed “M. Dewey,” one pagethe conclusion by Wal- both sides, 15.5 x 8, October 31, 1920. Stock certificate for 330 shareston. Several horizontal in the Lake Placid Company, issued to Godfrey Dewey, signed at thefolds, with a couple of repairs along folds on reverse, a repaired tear conclusion by Melville Dewey as the company’s president. In veryto top edge, a few edge chips, scattered toning and foxing, and a few good condition, with vertical folds, scattered pencil notations, twosmall pencil notations, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified ink “cancelled” notations, three transfer and documentary stampsJohn Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) to front, punch holes to left edge, and scattered soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Rare 1991 royal Christmas card to Charles’ other mistress 181. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1991, sent to Lord and Lady Tryon, the famous aristocratic couple who had a long time relationship with the royal couple, 7 x 6 folded, opens to 14 x 6, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’s feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears acharming color satin-finish 5.25 x 4.5 family photograph of Charles, Diana, William, and Harry outside on a stone bench. Printed opposite thephotograph is the sentiment “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.” Charles has inscribed the card, “Anthony and Kanga…and much love from Charles and,” and Diana adding, “Diana,” at the conclusion. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to outside edges offront and back cover from previous display. Throughout the 70s and 80s, Charles had two intimate female confidants, one was Camilla ParkerBowles, and the other was Lady Tryon. Charles was once quoted as saying that the Baroness was ‘the only woman who ever understoodme.’ An extremely rare offering as Charles has added a personal sentiment, understandable given the recipient. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)54 Notables
  • 57. 182. Diana. Christmas card from 1994, 8 x 6closed, embossed in gold on the outside withthe royal coat of arms. Inside, the card bearsa charming and informal family satin-finishphotograph of Diana with William and Harry.Printed opposite the photograph is the senti-ment “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas andNew Year 1994.” Signed in black ink, “From,Diana,” adding an inscription to the top, “Ken.”In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 183. DNA: Alec Jef- freys. British geneticist responsible for creating 186. Frederick Douglass. Partly- the methods used for printed DS, signed “Fredk. Douglass,” DNA fingerprinting and two pages, 8.5 x 14, June 9, 1883. A profiling. Benham color Deed of Trust between Ellen Kelly and Commemorative Cover Fred Browning, signed on an outer honoring the 50th An- panel by Douglass as Recorder ofniversary of the Discovery of DNA, featuring images of Dolly, the Deeds. In very good condition, withfamed sheep that was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, and partial separations along fragile folds,a two-pound piece, dated 2003, honoring the Double Helix. Cover is scattered light toning and soiling, andadorned with five stamps tracing the life of DNA, and signed in black felt a few small areas of paper loss. Pre-tip, “Alec J. Jeffreys.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)184. DNA: JamesWatson. FDC with acachet honoring DagHammarskjold, UN Sec-retary General, signedin blue ballpoint, “JamesD. Watson, Harvard 187. TheodoreUniversity.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Dwight. Ameri- can lawyer and journalist (1764- 1846). ALS, one page both sides, 185. Stephen 7.75 x 9.5, De- A. Douglas. cember 31, 1836. Eminent Ameri- Letter to S. W. can senator Pomeroy, Jr. concerning a long due debt. In part: “Frankness requires and statesman of me to say that I am disappointed at reading its contents…For more (1813–1861), than a year past I have been out of business, almost entirely, & havedubbed the ‘Little Giant,’ perhaps best remembered for his role in been under the necessity of regulating my expenses with the strictnessthe Lincoln-Douglas debates during the 1858 campaign for the Senate economy. Understanding that your father’s prospects had changed, &race in Illinois. ANS signed “S. A. Douglas,” one page, lightly-lined, that he has been for some years in a state of prosperity, I felt myselftrimmed to 8 x 2.75, February 25, 1847. In full: “Mr. Gibbs will let Mr. justified, & I may add bound, to request the payment of the moneyDonyerfield have a ticket to the 4th assembly.” Note is affixed to a advanced.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, with tapesimilar size piece of off-white cardstock. In very good condition, with repairs to several folds, one lightly touching signature, several pencilintersecting folds, and some scattered light soiling and adhesive notations, and some light toning and soiling. Provenance: Heise,remnants. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 1948, Collection of Henry E. Luhrs. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Notables 55
  • 58. The legendary lawman reveals of Holliday: “Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man at that”188. Wyatt Earp. Autograph let-ter, dictated by Earp and written byhis wife, three sides of two pages,8 x 10, no date (but postmarkedApril 18, 1927). Letter to John H.Flood, Jr. In part: “Since writingyou this long letter I thought it allover, I wonder is it a good idea toanswer any of the questions fromTucson. Perhaps we will havetrouble with Burns, on account ofanswering his questions. Whatdo you think. You have a chanceto find out. Any way we told him in his letter to not write Mr. E. up at all. He is tricky. Now I just don’t know what to think about it. Everybodyis writing to him for information and are ready to trick him just because he is sincere and honest. We have just come to the conclusion that itbest to keep quiet. So I think if you will just write him a few lines tell him his letter was forwarded here from Oakland to him. And he is leavingand will be in L. A. the last of May. And that he is not so well just now tell him Bunc has all of that datta [sic] as Wyatt sent it to him. Tell himthough Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man at that, a certain kind of element were his enemies. Will you find outHays Hammond? Or Ham of Haye’s address. Think it a good idea to write him a nice letter explain to him about the book and see what he willdo. I imagine he would like to write the story. Tell Mr. Walker to give Wyatt’s regards to Breckinridge.”A postscript is included on the second page, and reads, in part: “I know you are going to have another headache trying to read my letter. Butyou understand my beautiful handwriting so well. He seems like a sincere man. Write him a real nice letter. And tell him Wyatt sends regardsto Breckinridge. If you mean Virgil my brother he died in Nevada and is buried in Portland, Oregon. Was not assassinated.” Central horizontaland vertical fold, some scattered light staining, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailingenvelope, addressed in his wife’s hand to Flood, and signed on the reverse, again in the hand of his wife, “W. Earp, Vidal, Calif.”Nearing the end of his life, Earp was determined to finally clear his reputation and counter the years of varied and negative accounts thathad filled the public’s minds. One of the major misconceptions, which still remains today, is that Earp and Doc Holliday were lifelong friendsand partners: here we see an outright denial of that, “Tell him though Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man atthat, a certain kind of element were his enemies.” Intent on setting the record straight, Earp hired John H. Flood, to whom Josie is writing, ashis secretary and began working solely with him on his official biography, denying requests from other writers including author Walter NobleBurns, “we told him in his letter to not write Mr. E. up at all. He is tricky.” This incredible letter, written from the small cottage that Wyatt andJosie owned from 1925-1928, not only addresses the major players in the attempt to get Earp’s biography in print, but also blatantly deniesthe core of Tombstone legend: the Earp-Holliday partnership. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 189. Thomas Edison. Edison Botanic Research Corporation business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison, “Thos. A. Edison,” pay- able to W. A. Benney for $195.62. Check appears to be mounted and framed with an engraved portrait of Edison, to an overall size of 11.75 x 20. A central vertical fold, expected cancellation holes and stamps, light show-through from stamps on reverse, and Edison’s ‘umbrella’ extending into payline, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)56 Notables
  • 59. Edison pushes his ‘Ediphone,’ signing off with the finest, boldest ‘umbrella’ signature we’ve seen190. Thomas Edison. TLS signed with his impressive‘umbrella’ signature, “Thomas A. Edison,” one page, 8.25x 11, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letterhead,May 18, 1911. Letter to W. J. Filbert, Comptroller of CarnegieSteel. In full: “If I can effect a big saving in the handling ofthe correspondence of your company, will you permit myrepresentative to make a demonstration of the BusinessPhonograph in one of your departments entirely at myexpense? The Business Phonograph is being used to a very large extent in the offices of manylarge business houses in this country, manufacturing companies, railroads, etc., and they findthe saving claimed.” Intersecting folds, with two vertical folds passing through beginning andend of signature, an office stamp to top, small pencil notation to lower left, and a mild shadeof toning, otherwise fine condition.In 1877, when Edison invented the phonograph, the first device for recording and playing backsound, he thought that its main use would be to record speech in business settings, whichcould then be played back and transcribed. While some early phonographs were used thisway, it did not become a common function until the late 1880s when the tin foil sheets werereplaced by reusable wax cylinders. The redesigned Business Phonograph (Dictaphone) marketed by Edison Records was trademarked asthe ‘Ediphone,’ and was a moderate success. He continued to improve upon and market his device throughout the first two decades of the20th century, though by 1911 he had begun work on several other important projects including an electric car battery. This letter, a proposal tomake a demonstration of the Ediphone in a department of Carnegie Steel, holds the finest Edison ‘umbrella’ signature we have ever offered—astunning example of his highly collectible autograph.Accompanied by an original Ediphone model dictating machine which could be imaginatively displayed with the letter. The machine itself is innon-working condition, with some parts missing and moderate expected age wear. The machine comes from the collection of the Liberty Bellerestaurant in Reno, Nevada, and was sold at auction several years ago.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) In a message to “Friends of Palestine,” Einstein supports labor groups as “the one real effective bridge between the Jews and Arabs” 191. Albert Einstein. Printed message, signed “Albert Einstein,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 8, entitled “A Message from Prof. Albert Einstein to the Friends of Palestine.” The interior has a printed letter written in German in Einstein’s hand on the right side with a typed translation on the left. The letter, dated February 2, 1933, to Irma Levy Lindheim, former president of Hadassah, reads, in full: “Most Esteemed Mrs. Lindheim: Of course, I gladly accept your invitation. I consider most necessary the formation of Leagues in this country for the Labor groups in Palestine. For the Labor group is not only the very soul of the upbuilding work, but it is the one real effective bridge between the Jews and Arabs. Therefore, the support of the Labor group means the strengthening and the fortifying of the political position of the whole Jewish people of Palestine.” Signed on the front in black ink by Einstein. A central horizontal fold, mild toning, mainly to edges, and a few trivial edge separations, otherwise fine condition. It is interesting to note that this letter was written only three days after Hitler took over power in Germany. This prompted Einstein to move his family permanently to the United States, eventually settling in Princeton, New Jersey. Hitler made it known that Einstein would have been a primary target had he been in Germany during this time. Prior to this move, Einstein participated in several visiting professorships at various universities in the States. This letter was written during one such visit to the California Institute of Technology. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Notables 57
  • 60. An iconic image of the Nobel Prize winning physicist 192. Albert Ein- s t e i n . Vintage matte-finish 6 x 8.5 head-and-shoulders photo of Einstein looking directly into the camera, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “Herr Dr. Martin Meyer, A. Einstein. 50.” Mat- ted to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some light rippling to image, some mild silvering to background, and signature and inscription a few shades light, but still completely legible. Pre- certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Edison seeks out spodumene mines to create the perfect lightweight battery for friend Henry Ford’s Model A 193. Thomas Edison. ALS signed “E,” one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. Letter written by Edison on the first page of a two-page TLS to Edison, dated June 23, 1923, from Herman Reinbold regarding the sale of a spodumene mine called “Bull–Con.” Reinbold concludes his letter with, “If you are still interested in the ‘Bull–Con’ Claim, please let me know—I have no doubt, that whatever you invest will yield an independent supply of ore, whenever it should be need by your company.” Edison’s response reads, in full: “I have received your letter of June 23rd, in regard to the ‘Bull-Con’ spodumene mine at Keystone. I have a long contract with the Standard Essence Co. and will not work a mine. I bought the Swanzy mine and paid $6000 for it. I will give you $3000 for the adjacent mine, which I understand is called ‘Bull-Con.’ Neither of these mines has any value to me as long as the Standard Essence Co. remains in business and furnishes me with lithia. The only value these mines would have would be in case the Standard Essence Co. would stop and go into liquidation. Then I could work these mines for myself. Of course, I know you will not accept my offer, but that is all I will give and this offer will hold good only for three months from this date.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, some light contrast to Edison’s handwriting over typed text, expected light soiling from the pencil, punch and staple holes to top edge and a bit of light toning. As Ford’s Model A car gained popularity in the late teens, he realized that the difficultcranking mechanism required to start the automobile was deterring customers from making the purchase. Admitting that he needed a bettermethod, he sought the help of his dear friend and next-door neighbor in Fort Myers, Florida: Thomas Edison. Edison had spent a good deal oftime working on an electric car battery in the past, and came to the conclusion that Ford’s car could be started with a battery of its own. Withthat idea in mind, Edison began purchasing spodumene mines in South Dakota to mine for the lithium needed in the creation of the perfectlightweight battery. Though he did receive most of his lithium supply through the Standard Essence Co., he continued to purchase his own minesto ensure that the supply would not cease should something happen to Standard Essence. Edison did purchase a mine in Pennington County,South Dakota in 1923, presumably the mine mentioned in this letter. This is a fantastic letter involving a project that held both serious businessmotivations as well as personal motivations in helping his close friend Henry Ford. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)58 Notables
  • 61. On his scarcely-seen company letterhead, the tire magnate makes appointments in New York195. Harvey Firestone. TLS signed “H. S. Firestone,” one page, 8 x 10.75, extremelyrare Firestone Tire and Rubber Company letterhead, June 18, 1913. Letter to W. M. Hart,the Western Manager of Town and Country. In full: “I have your valued favor of the 17thadvising me that you would see Mr. Patterson on his return and also suggesting that Icall on Mr. McKay, President of ‘Town & Country’ when in New York. I am going to sailon July 5th and if I can I will be in New York on the 3rd. While that will be a very busyday for me down town I will call on Mr. McKay if I can. I thank you for the interest youare taking to make my trip more pleasant.” The final sentence has been underlined inred ink in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one througha single letter of signature, staple holes to top left corner, office stamp to upper right, acouple stray pencil marks, and some light creases. A rare business autograph and theonly one we have seen on this company letterhead. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) The master Russian craftsman requests military deferment for the proxy who would later betray him: “He is the responsible representative for all the firm’s undertakings in filling orders for the defense of the Nation” 196. Karl Faberge. Russian jeweller (1846–1920) best known for the famous Faberge eggs made of precious metals and gems. Scarce TLS in Russian, signed “C. Faberge,” one page, 8 x 8, Fa- berge letterhead, September 19, 1916. In full: “I hereby certify that Collegiate Secretary Mr. Otto Ottovich Bauer is the general proxy of my businesses in Petrograd, Moscow, Odessa, and London, and is the responsible representative for all the firm’s undertakings in filling orders for the Defense of the Nation, by virtue of which it is my honor to sincerely request that Mr. Bauer be granted a defer- ment from conscription for the performance of military duties until January 1, 1917. In this regard, I would add that Mr. Bauer is my aide-de-camp, that he is indispensable to me, and that I do not believe it would be possible for the firm to continue filling the orders it receives for the defense of the Nation without him.” In very good condition, with horizontal and vertical folds, punch holes to left edge, scattered creases, and a uniform shade of toning. With the start of World War I in 1914, the mass conscription of craftsmen and workers combined with a waning demand for high- end luxury items led the House of Faberge to begin producing more practical copper articles for sale. They also shifted more attention to “the defense of the Nation,” manufacturing military equipment,grenades, and syringes for the war effort. In this letter, Faberge requests a deferment from conscription for Otto Bauer, his chief accountantand proxy since 1898, claiming that it would not “be possible for the firm to continue filling the orders it receives for the defense of the Nationwithout him.” This request was granted and Bauer continued to work for Faberge through the Russian Revolution. Seemingly ungrateful toFaberge for keeping him out of military duty, in which millions of Russians were killed or taken prisoner, Bauer is believed to have later stolenand hidden an estimated twenty boxes of Faberge items, including the company’s books and records. A scarce letter written during Russia’smost tumultuous period from one of the greatest craftsmen of all time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Notables 59
  • 62. The mayor of Nacogdoches implores Texas president Burnet to distrust scandalous allegations about the wartime slaying of an innocent woman197. John Forbes. ALS, three pages, ontwo lightly-lined adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.5,January 27, 1859. Letter to David Burnet.In part: “When first the Labadie slanderouslies in his apocryphal narrative of the Texascampaign came under my notice. I intendedto have written to you in relation thereto, butI heard that the Angel of Death had crossedthe threshold of your house, and had borneaway your most cherished and dearest earthlysolace. I had known in early life and at a sub-sequent period, the saintly object of your affec-tions. Your bereavement consequent harrowing affliction called forth maintenance of my own good name and will in all confidence leave themy deepest sympathy…You sir needs think with what abhorrence I issue to God and my country.” Reverse of the second page has beenregard the attempt of this man Labadie and his associates (for I have docketed in Burnet’s hand, “Col. John Forbes, Nacoge, Jany 1859.”reason to believe it to be a conspiracy of a Jew who use this Labadieas their tool) to asperse my character and in preconceived villainy and Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toningdeliberate malice to do me injury for I must solemnly declare that all to first page heaviest along a central vertical strip, a couple small pencilthat Labadie and his fellow conspirators have charged me with in said notations, and light wrinkling, otherwise fine condition.narrative, is infamously false and untrue in all and every particular andwithout any foundation. The significance of this letter from Nacogdoches Mayor John Forbes to David Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas, revolvesWhatsoever and further I say that the narrative of the man of veracity! around unsubstantiated claims about his actions during the Battle of(Labadie) as far as I have any knowledge of the Campaign is purely San Jacinto.false and made up a fabricated lies, concocted by the Author’s andhis associates for vile purposes best known to themselves and on Dr. Nicholas Labadie (1802-1867), a physician and army surgeon duringexamining the premises and becoming acquainted with the facts, every the Texas Revolution, re-publicized the rumor of an ‘apocryphal narrativetrue minded man will arrive at the same conclusion. In looking over of the Texas campaign’ of Forbes killing an unarmed woman prisoner.Labadie’s narrative, I can detect and recognize the cowardly spirit that In 1858, the Texas Almanac for 1859 published his first-person accountacted secretly in Cabals against the authority of the Com in chief of bearing witness to Forbes’ alleged atrocities. Additionally, Labadiethe Army whilst he was conducting successfully the campaign against asserted Forbes murdered several additional Mexican women, tookthe enemy but their machinations are overruled and held in check by prisoners without justification, and stole a gold snuffbox from a deadhim. After the Com-in-chief left the Army temporarily in consequence Mexican officer. Forbes considered these claims to be a ‘conspiracyof the wound he received in the Battle again mutinous spirits busied not only against myself but also as an attempt to foist a narrative ofthemselves in spreading the most atrocious reports of mismanagement fabricated lies upon the people of Texas as matter for history.’and gross misconduct of the then Executive and said & did everythingthey could to bring the Existing Government into contempt and derision Forbes immediately filed a $25,000 slander suit in district court.with the Army and people and went so far as traitorously to attempt the While he would eventually be vindicated, he nonetheless resorted toarrest of the President of the Republic under the infamous pretense of shopworn stereotypes of the time by alleging in his defense, “I havehigh crimes and misdemeanors. In which attempt they were likewise reason to believe it to be a conspiracy of a Jew who use this Labadiefoiled and the Republic saved from them and anarchy to all of which as their tool.” Stereotypes notwithstanding, after nine years, in 1867,and other matters of import the concocters of the narrative are oblivi- Forbes was exonerated for a second and final time. Tired and debt-ous…Slander is a costly as well as guilty indulgence. ridden, Dr. Labadie eventually dropped all charges and testified that his allegations about the commissary general were “hearsay.” TheThose who have conspired together to slander me doubtless thought court cleared Forbes once again, charged him $78.97 in court costs,that by the remoteness of distance. My inability and humble position and fined Labadie $141.07. The affair of the murdered dead womanthat they could do so, with impunity, but in this they will find themselves at San Jacinto once again vanished from the public’s eye. The Robertgreatly mistaken and whatever of evil betides it is entirely of their own Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auc-seeking, they have wantonly assailed me and with malice intended, tion COA.…(MB $500)Seek to do me injury. I am but acting in my own self-defense and in the60 Notables
  • 63. One of the greatest engineers in the auto industry receives a $1.5 million severance from Henry Ford198. Henry and Edsel Ford. DS,signed “Henry Ford,” and “Edsel B. Ford”,”four pages, 8.5 x 13, August 6, 1919.Financial agreement between C. HaroldWills and Henry Ford after Wills had left thecompany. In part: “Memorandum of releaseand agreement…between C. Harold Wills…first party and Henry Ford…second party…Whereas, the first party quit the service ofFord Motor Company on or about the 15thday of March, 1919, and has not sincerendered any service to said company…Whereas, it has heretofore been unsettledand undetermined whether first party wasentitled to any payment from the secondparty on account thereof; the first partyclaims $1,474,567.03, plus $117,561.36 asinterest…be due him on account…Whereas,the first and second parties have been associ-ated in the work of the Ford Motor Companyfor many years and they have had numerousrelations together; Whereas it is desired tosettle and adjust all matters of every and anynature existing between the parties…Witnesseth;That for and in consideration of the payment by thesecond party unto the first party of the said total sumof $1,592,128.39 this day made, the first party herebyreleases and discharges the said second party of andfrom any and all claims and demands.” Signed on thethird page by Wills and Henry Ford, and signed on thefourth page again by Wills and Henry Ford, and alsosigned by Edsel Ford. Binding staples to top edge,expected folds, and some scattered light toning andcreases, otherwise fine condition.When Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company in 1903, Childe Harold Wills, a friend and associate at the Detroit Automobile Company,joined him as the chief designer and metallurgist. Wills could not afford to buy stock in the new company, but Ford offered him 10% of hisown dividend because he was such a valuable asset. In his first several years there, he worked hand in hand with Ford on the early models,making several enormous contributions. Not only did he design integral parts of the cars themselves (the lightweight alloys required for massproduction, the planetary transmission and the detachable cylinder head on the Model T), but he also designed the calligraphy of the iconicscripted “Ford” logo that is still in use today. In 1919, as Ford began buying out shareholders to gain complete control of his company, Willsdecided to leave, reminding Ford that he was due a portion of his dividends. This incredibly rare document is Wills’s copy of the contract inwhich Ford agrees to pay him over $1.5 million severance. We have only offered one document signed by both Edsel and Henry Ford inthe past: this piece is not only signed by both, but it also holds a second Henry Ford signature and the signature of Wills, one of the greatestengineers in the auto industry, making it by far the finest Ford document we have ever offered for sale. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500) Notables 61
  • 64. Franklin land grant to a soldier, with a meticulous sketch of the plot199. Benjamin Franklin. Partly-printed DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 15.25 x11.75, January 29, 1787. Land grant reads, in part “That in consideration of the servicesrendered by John Galvan in the late army of the United States there is granted by the saidcommonwealth unto the said John Galvan a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the countyof Westmoreland…containing two hundred acres.” Signed in the left border by Franklin, aspresident of the Supreme Executive Council, with a 3.5 x 2.5 sketch of the parcel of land,with two posts at two corners and a black oak and wild cherry tree at the other corners.Framed so both sides may be viewed to an overall size of 17 x 13.25. In very good condition,with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, creasing, and wrinkling. The large eight-pointembossed paper seal is toned and folded. Franklin served as council president until takinga seat in the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787. Land grants with the sketches areseldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)62 Notables
  • 65. Commenting on his “ordeal” of being photographed, Fleming tells Eisenstaedt: “It seems to me that bacteriology is easier than photography”200. Alexander Fleming. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 7.75, November 9, 1951. This letterrepresents Fleming’s entry in the famous autograph album belonging to photographerAlfred Eisenstaedt. Penned immediately following a several hour sitting which wouldlater result in Eisenstaedt’s production of one of the scientist’s best-known portraits,Fleming complains in jest: “I have suffered but now the ordeal is over. I can only hopethat the results justify the time and trouble spent. It seems to me that bacteriology iseasier than photography.” Some light wrinkling and edge creasing, and a small notationto top right corner, otherwise fine condition.Fleming published many articles on bacteriology and was an antibiotics pioneer; Eisen-staedt was a German-born American photojournalist whose work appeared on morethan 90 Life covers. The “ordeal” Fleming writes of was no doubt his 1951 photographysession with Eisenstaedt. The photographer captured Fleming in the lab—perhaps themost well-known image is that of Fleming carefully studying an upheld petri dish—and“the results” of this session were included in his “Portfolio of Famous Britons” whichappeared in the January 14, 1952 issue of Life magazine. Excellent association be-tween two leaders in their respective fields, with a little self-deprecating humor for goodmeasure. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Benjamin Franklin…courtesy of The Father of Modern famed forger Joseph Cosey Psychology turns 80204. Benjamin Franklin: Joseph Cosey. American forger(1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. An original 205. Sigmund Freud. Pre-printed 6 x 5 card, dated May 1936,Joseph Cosey forgery of a Benjamin Franklin document, 8.5 x 7.5, in German, concerning the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Thedated October 4, 1787. The fabrication is signed “B. Franklin.” In very printed text reads (translated): “I thank you warmly for taking part ingood condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a cancellation the celebration of my eightieth birthday.” Nicely signed at the end incut to center, tape remnants to left corners, paper loss to edges, and fountain pen by Freud. A couple minor creases, rusty paperclip marksscattered light toning. While forgeries of equally well-known forger and impressions to top edge, and a bit of trivial soiling, otherwise fineRobert Spring occasionally surface, Cosey forgeries are far scarcer. condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR AuctionRRAuction COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $300) Notables 63
  • 66. Unusual and rare bust portrait of the Mahatma, signed by Gandhi and its well-known sculptor 206. Mohandas Gandhi. Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9.75 W. H. Grove and Son photo of Clare Sheridan’s bust sculpture of Gandhi, signed in fountain pen, “MK Gandhi,” and also signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. Cheeseman, in remembrance of —Oct—1931, Clare Sheridan.” In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering to back- ground and darker areas of image. Sheridan was a noted sculptress, and cousin of Winston Churchill. Gandhi signed portraits seldom ap- pear at auction, with the additional signature of the artist making this larger than usually seen photo a superior offering.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 209. J. Paul207. Indira Gandhi. Two FDCs, with cachets honoring Conservation Getty. Personaland the National Education Association, each signed in ink. In fine check, 8.25 xcondition, with erased mailing address to lower right of both covers. 3.25, filled out inRRAuction COA.…(MB $100) type and signed by Getty, payable to John W. Dryer for $10.80, June 21, 1943. Two punch holes to top edge, cancellation holes to top, light pencil notation, small label af- 208. Rajiv Gandhi. fixed to reverse, and scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Former prime minister Getty’s signature remains bold and unaffected by the flaws. RRAuc- of India, son of Indira tion COA.…(MB $100) Gandhi and grandson of Nehru. He was assas- sinated in 1991 during an election campaign. TLS, one page, 6 x 8.25, 210. Gyula Gömbös. Conser- personal letterhead, vative prime minister of Hungary September 13, 1990. from 1932 to 1936. Vintage 3.5 x Letter to a well-wisher. In 5.5 postcard photo by Brunhuber full: “Thank you for your of Budapest (and so stamped on letter dated August 29, the reverse), signed in the lower 1990 expressing con- border in fountain pen. In fine con- cern about my health. dition, with mounting remnants on I am deeply touched by reverse. Provenance: The Barry this and assure you that Hoffman Collection. RRAuction I am alright [sic] now.” COA.…(MB $100)In very good condition, with punch holes to left edge and two sets ofpunch holes to page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)64 Notables
  • 67. 213. Jane Goodall. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Goodall211. Jane Goodall. Color satin- relaxing with a chimp companion,finish 10 x 8 photo of Goodall and signed in black felt tip, “Follow youra simian friend, signed in black felt heart, Jane Goodall.” In fine condi-tip. In fine condition. RRAuction tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $100) 214. Mikhail Gor-212. Mikhail Gor- bachev. Color limitedbachev. Limited edition edition 10 x 8 photo ofFDC with a color silk Gorbachev at the po-cachet of Thomas Jef- dium accepting the Ron-ferson and Gorbachev, ald Reagan Freedom#527/1000, honoring Award, #177/250, signedthe 250th Anniversary in blue felt tip. Doubleof Jefferson’s birth, post- matted and framed with amarked April 13, 1993, and signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. small informational plaque, to an overall size of 18.5 xRRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 14.5. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Garfield’s assassin struggles financially 215. Charles Guiteau. American lawyer (1841– 1882) who, frustrated in his attempt to secure an am- bassadorship, assassinated President James Gar- field in 1881. ALS signed“Chas. F. Guiteau,” four pages, 5 x 8, March 30, 1868. Letter to his brother. In part: “Not withstanding l wrote frankly on Saturday giving quitea full account of my plans and circumstances l feel inclined to write again. My present financial embarrassment may be explained thus…lcorrespond with the O. C. [Oneida Community] in reference to my claim and was lead to hope that it would be settled by the 1st of March. lmade my calculations accordingly but a few days since they wrote me they should not recognize the claim. The dullness of my advertisingbusiness all winter, and my inability to get into more lucrative employment, combined with my failure to get money I have had to borrow it fromthe Christian Association, to keep from want…God has been very good to me and I have not lacked food.” Guiteau then suggests that he willreturn to Chicago, “l should be glad to continue my law studies in your office. I had rather study with you than with any one else.” Intersectingfolds, slight soiling and paper loss to upper left of hinges, and one hinge almost totally separated, otherwise fine condition. ln 1860, Guiteaujoined the Oneida Community in New York, but left in 1865. By August of 1867, he ran out of money and asked his brother-in-law GeorgeScoville, to whom this is written, for help. Guiteau conceived the idea of suing the Oneida Community for compensation that he deservedsince he helped spread the word of God. As this letter states, he failed, and they threatened to prosecute. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 65
  • 68. Land purchase by Gould’s infamous Erie Railroad 216. Jay Gould. Financier well known for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, causing the ‘Black Friday’ stock market crash of September 1869. Partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 13.25, March 10, 1872. Agreement between J. B. Scorrill and the Erie Railroad company for the purchase of a tract of land for $75 dollars. Signed in the lower left corner by Gould as the company’s president. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, scattered toning and soiling, and a few small edge tears. Any Gould signature on any document connected with the Erie is quite rare. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) The outspoken scientist encourages a British relationship with the Soviet Union 217. J. B. S. Haldane. Geneticist and evolutionary biologist (1892–1964) who helped create the modern Synthetic Theory of evolution. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, University College, London letterhead, December 3, 1941. Letter of thanks to Captain Patterson. In full: “Very many thanks to your wife for the really beautiful scarf. My only regret will be that such beautiful work will be hidden under the collar of a greatcoat of considerable antiquity! I think that the present situation must be even more painful for disabled ex-officers like yourself than for a comparatively intact one like me. Still we can all do something to prevent it happening a third time. And if we can really continue collaboration with the Soviet Union, not only during the war but during the peace, this may be possible. I am continuing scientific work, both of an academical kind, and the more immediately practicable sort, described in the enclosed reprint. I will promise not to wear your scarf the next time I am being iced!” Under his signa- ture, Haldane adds a brief postscript, “Excuse the delay in answering, but I am out here, and was away when it came.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, small tear to left edge, struck out address, and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. A staunch Marxist and open supporter of the Communist Party until 1950, Haldane was often critical of Britain’s international politics. He strongly believed in the principles of Marxism and held that Stalin was “a good man,” so his enthusiasm surrounding Churchill’s burgeoning relationship with the Soviet Union is not surprising. After expressing regret for the “present situation” in World War II to a fellow World War I vet, he claims that this relationship is the key to preventing a third world war: “if we can really continue collaboration with the Soviet Union, not only during the war but during the peace, this may be possible.” Interesting World War II content from a controversial British figure as the Germans struggle on the doorsteps of Moscow, and the first Haldane we’ve ever offered! RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)66 Notables
  • 69. 218. Alexander Hamilton. Free franked address panel, 5.75 x 4.5, addressed in an unknown hand to “Mrs. Catherine Green, New York,” and franked in the lower left, “Free, A. Hamilton.” Panel also bears a “Free” stamp at top. Beautifully double suede matted and framed with a portrait of Hamilton and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 19.75 x 32. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered wrinkles and creases, a couple lightly affecting signature, and scattered toning. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Harp music from Lady Hamilton’s personal collection at Merton Place 219. Lady Emma Hamilton. Born the daughter of a humble blacksmith, the model, entertainer, and courtesan Emma Hamilton (née Amy Lyon, 1761) ascended through the ranks of British society to become the mistress to Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson. Following Nelson’s death in battle in 1805, Hamilton sunk deeply into debt, was sentenced to debtor’s prison, eventually fled to France to escape her creditors, and died in poverty. Sheet music for “A Pas- toral, a Rondo, & a March for the Harp, dedicated by Permission to the Right Honble Lady Charlotte Nelson,” from Hamilton’s personal collection, 9.5 x 12.5, seven pages. Music bears Hamilton’s ownership signature in the upper right corner of the cover, “Lady Hamilton, Merton.” A central horizontal fold, erased pencil remnants to cover, scattered toning, some light paper loss to spine, and a light central vertical bend, otherwise very good condition. Lady Hamilton was very keen on her piano, harp, and music lessons given to her for years in Naples. Horatio Nelson purchased Merton Place in 1803. Following his death, Hamilton got into debt and despite help from friends was unable to maintain Merton Place. The house was demolished in 1821 and the estate lands were sold off in parcels over the following years. A great rarity from one of the most colorful women in history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Notables 67
  • 70. An outstanding Hancock from the most desirable of years—1776220. John Hancock. Partly-printed Revolutionary War-dated DS, one page, 11.5 x 8, November 6, 1776. Hancock, as President of Congress,appoints a Major to a regiment. Appointment reads, in part: “The DELEGATES of the UNITED COLONIES of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex on Delaware, Maryland,Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, to Elijah Vors, Esquire. WE reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism,Valour, Conduct and Fidelity, DO, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Major in the Regiment Whereof John Peterson Esquireis Colonel, in the Army of the United States, raised for the defense of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You aretherefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Second Lieutenant by doing and performing all Manner of Things thereunto belong-ing.” Attractively double suede matted and framed, with a portrait of Hancock and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 31 x 19. In verygood condition, with intersecting folds, a couple passing through signature, several repaired separations, scattered toning, handwritten portionsa shade light, and a few other small repairs.In November 1776, several months after signing the Declaration of Independence, Hancock signed this document appointing a major inColonel John Paterson’s 1st Massachusetts Regiment. At the time he was president of Congress, which faced bleak prospects for the war:the Continental Army had suffered numerous setbacks and morale was low. In the next few weeks, Congress would abandon Philadelphia forBaltimore, and Hancock, his wife and their newborn daughter would relocate to Maryland. An exceptional document from the most importantyear in American history. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900) 221. John Hancock. Part- ly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 12.75, December 23, 1780. Document regarding owner- ship of a sea vessel. In part; “William Smith of Boston… maketh oath that the Brig Ex- pedition whereof Henry Atkins is at present Master being a square-sterned Vessel…was built at Bermuda in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy and that the said William Smith, Isaac Smith Esq & John Codman are at present Owners thereof; and that no subject of the King of Great Britain, directly or indirectly hath any Share, part, of Interest therein.” In good condition, with partial separations along central horizontal and vertical folds, repaired separation to reverse of vertical fold, moderate to heavy overall toning, and scattered paper loss to edges. Hancock’s signature remains quite bold and visually appealing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)68 Notables
  • 71. Exceptional example of the Massachusetts patriot222. John Hancock.Partial self-containedmanuscript DS, onepage, 7 x 3.75, June 16,1784. Closing portionof a larger documentbeautifully signed byHancock and counter-signed by John Avery.Impressively doublecloth matted and framedwith a seated portraitof Hancock and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 21 x 36. In fine, bright condition,with irregular edges and light intersecting folds. As crisp and clean a Hancock as you mightfind. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 223. Bob Heft. De- signer of the 50-star flag as part of a school project (1941–2009). Ten items including two different size fabric50-star American flags, each signed in felt tip; and eight flag-relatedbrochures, programs, or photos, each also signed in felt tip by Heft.In fine condition. Accompanied by a memorial program from Heft’s Desirable sketch of an unintendedfuneral service. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) counter-culture staple 226. Albert224. Conrad Hilton. Founder Hofmann.and president of the Hilton Hotels Swiss chem-Corporation (1887–1979). Digni- ist (1906–2008)fied vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 best known for theBachrach photo of Hilton, signed discovery of LSD.and inscribed in ballpoint “Leland Original signedMimter, with all good wishes, Con- and inscribedrad Hilton, Feb. 19, 1974.” In fine ballpoint sketchcondition, with a paperclip impres- of the chemicalsion to the upper left. RRAuction structure of LSDCOA.…(MB $100) on a white 5.75 x 4 card, signed and inscribed “Fur Doris Gruber, A Hoffman.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)225. Jimmy Hoffa. Storied, charismatic, and controversial American labor leader (1913–1975?)who attained his greatest notoriety when he vanished on July 30, 1975. The truth behind hispresumed demise and the whereabouts of his remains takes a place among the most durablemysteries in modern American history. FDC with a cachet honoring the American Automobile As-sociation, signed in blue ballpoint, “James R. Hoffa.” In fine condition, with typed mailing addressunder signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Notables 69
  • 72. 227. J. Edgar Hoover. TLS, one 228. J. Edgar Hoover. TLS, onepage, 8 x 10.5, Federal Bureau of page, 7.25 x 10, FBI letterhead, De-Investigation letterhead, August cember 10, 1953. Hoover declines3, 1937. Hoover writes David H. an invitation. In part: “I am indeedSteinle of Burlington, Iowa. In part: honored by the Association’s gener-“I am very glad indeed that it was ous gesture in offering to confer thepossible for you to visit the Federal Leopold C. Glass Memorial AwardBureau of Investigation while you upon me…In view of the greatwere in Washington recently in at- volume of work confronting us heretendance at the National Jamboree at the FBI, however…I do not seeof the Boy Scouts of America, and how I can possibly plan to be withI sincerely trust that you enjoyed you. Emergency matters requiringyour visit with us.” In fine condi- my attention arise so frequently thattion, with a couple of wrinkles, light uniform toning, and a few spots even a tentative acceptance would, I feel, be unwise.” In very goodof soiling. Accompanied by a portrait bearing a facsimile signature. condition, with two trimmed edges, a few creases, and some scatteredRRAuction COA.…(MB $100) light foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Houston writes of Dallas, Galveston, and the city that bears his name 229. Sam Houston. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, June 14, 1851. Letter to J. W. Brashear. In full: “I thank you for your message which you sent me request- ing me to take a ride in your stage. Mrs. H. and myself did intend to go down about this time but changed our design to visit Independence at the Convention but there was not stage on last Thursday so we did not go. We may go to Houston after the 24th inst. and be there on the 4th of July if it suits. We must contrive to take Master Sam and two young ladies who wish to go with Mrs. H. when she goes down. If this can be arranged we may go. There are no good private carriages hereto procure and the weather is too hot to ride on horseback for ladies. I have been invited to go to Dallas…I think it is too far this hot season.I write in haste as the mail is about closing. What is the cost of the Passg. As my friend, call on Rice & Nichol, and get a bundle left there byJudge Johnson of Galveston, and send it to me by your driver to the care of Roger Perkins of this place. The bundle contains vests and mustbe kept dry and safe. Write to me soon. Salute your Lady & family for me.” Under his signature, Houston adds a short postscript reading: “Tellme all the news! We hear you have cholera in Houston. Have you? Houston.”In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered mild toning, a couple small separationsalong folds, some light wrinkling, and text from opposing sides slightly showing through. The Texas references in this letter are amazing, withmention of a potential visit to the city that bears his name, as well as the Big D (though he confesses it may be too hot), and Galveston…avirtual ‘Who’s Who’ of historic Texas town names. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)70 Notables
  • 73. 230. Sam Houston. ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, August 11, 1828. Letterto “Colonel R. E. W. Earl,” American portrait artist named Ralph EleaserWhiteside Earl. Earl was a portrait artist to Pres. Andrew Jackson. Infull: “I am happy to make you known to Col. Bowie of S. Carolina whowill visit Nashville accompanied by his Lady, Lintin, and Maj. Bowie.Introduce the Col to my friend Maj. Wm. B. Lewis, and other friends.Show him and his company your Gallery of Printings, and whateveryou deem worth looking at. I know your civilities, and need not solicittheir exercise. The Col is a friend of Dr. Davis.” Second integral pagebears an address panel to “Col. R. E. W. Earl, Nashville Inn, NashvilleTenn,” and is docketed along the left edge, “Introduce this Colonel to myBrother. H.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature,a uniform shade of mild toning, and some light creasing and wrinkling,otherwise fine condition.The Col. Bowie and Major Bowie of South Carolina are Col. ChancellorAlexander Bowie (1789-1865), the colonel of the 8th Regiment of SouthCarolina Militia during the War of 1812, and his nephew, Major JohnBowie (1800-1846), eventually brigadier general of the South CarolinaMilitia. Major William Berkeley Lewis, Andrew Jackson’s quartermaster,confidant and manager. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Uncommon letter from “We will depend upon your the railroad baron to a assistance in making this Treaty former Confederate general with our Great Father the President” 231. Collis P. Hunting- 232. Indian Wars. ton. One among scores of LS signed “Francis Mc- gold-seeking ‘forty-niners,’ Coonse & others,” one Huntington eventually be- page, 7.5 x 9.75, Janu- came a member of the ‘Big ary 10, 1837. Letter to Four’ who organized the Isaac Pierce Simonton Central Pacific Railroad reads, in part: “We the in 1861. Very scarce LS Chiefs of and Warriors signed “C. P. Huntington,” of the Chippewa tribe one page, 8 x 10.25, Of- respectfully thank you fice of the President of for the services you have the Chesapeake, Ohio, & rendered us for paying Southwestern R. R. Co. our Annuities due this letterhead, July 19, 1883. last year by the Gov- Letter to former Confeder- ernment of the United ate General John Echols. States…we all shakeIn part: “I am very sorry you are compelled to leave Louisville for a you by the hand…we are perfectly satisfied with your proceedingstime; but whatever is necessary to be done in the way of improving therefore we will depend upon your assistance in making this Treatyyour health should be done without any regard to other business.” with our Great Father the President.” Reverse of second integralIn very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and page bears an address panel to Simonton. In very good condition,wrinkling, and light show-through from docketing on reverse. Hun- with intersecting folds, uniform toning, and clipped section to secondtington is almost impossible to find in letters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 71
  • 74. 233. Collis P. 235. Kennedy Assassina- Huntington. tion: Clint Hill. Secret Ser- One among vice Agent #9 assigned to the scores of gold- president’s motorcade detail on seeking ‘forty-nin- November 22, 1963. After hearing ers,’ Huntington the fateful shot, Hill leapt onto Ken- eventually be- nedy’s limousine and accompanied came a member the fallen President and First Ladyof the ‘Big Four’ who organized the Central Pacific Railroad in 1861. as they raced to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Satin-finish 10 x 8 photoDS, signed “C. P. Huntington,” one page, 16.75 x 8, no date. An of Hill riding along the side of the car following President Kennedy’s,attractive unissued stock certificate for the Chesapeake, Ohio and signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of a grainy appear-Southwestern Railroad Company, signed at the bottom by Huntington ance. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)as the company’s president. In fine condition, with two purple cancel-lation lines through signature, some light edge toning, and a verticalfold to left side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 236. Kennedy Assassina- tion: Clint Hill. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Hill leaping onto Kennedy’s car, signed in black Mexico’s future first president felt tip. In very fine condition. Ac- companied by two photos taken pledges to resolve an issue at the time of signing. RRAuction concerning the Coastguard COA.…(MB $100) Battalion of Tehuantepec 237. Kennedy Assassina-234. Benito tion: James Leavelle. IconicJuarez. LS, in satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of LeavelleSpanish, signed reacting moments after Jack Rubyas Governor of shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, signedthe State of Oaxa- in black felt tip “James Leavelle.”ca, one page, 8.5 In fine condition, with some lightx 12.5, Gobierno dings and creases to lower edge.del Estado De RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)Oaxaca letter-head, December13, 1847. Letter tothe Commander 238. Kennedy Assassina-General of the tion: James Leavelle. IconicArmaments of the satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of LeavelleState (Jose Maria reacting moments after Jack RubyCastellanos). In shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, signedfull (translated): in black felt tip. In fine condition.“I have had the RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)pleasure of re-ceiving the officialletter from YourExcellency, dated the 10th of this month, and am well versed aboutwhat is put forth therein, referring to the squad of the Coastguard 239. Kennedy Assassination: M.Battalion of Tehuantepec which arrived to this city. In response, I Nick McDonald. Dallas patrolman whodeclare to you that regarding this issue we propose that it will be captured Lee Harvey Oswald after the as-resolved for you, and that regarding the wardrobe that Your Excel- sassination of JFK on November 22, 1963.lency requests, the corresponding order has already been given to Glossy 8 x 10 photo of McDonald hold-the General Treasury of the State in order that a linen cloth and a ing Lee Harvey Oswald’s pistol, recentlyhay mattress be ministered to the soldiers of the 3rd company of the signed in blue felt tip, “Officer M. ‘Nick’Loyalty National Guard Battalion.” In fine condition, with intersecting McDonald, Captor of Oswald, 11-22-63,”folds, and a bit of scattered light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and referring to the date of the capture. In fineRR Auction COA.…(MB $200) condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)72 Notables
  • 75. 240. Kennedy Assassination: Jack 242. Robert F. Kennedy.Ruby. Vegas Club business check, 8 x 3, Program from “An Evening withfilled out in another hand and signed by Marian Anderson,” 5.25 x 8.25,Ruby, payable to Ed La Valley for $99.00, signed on the back cover inJuly 12, 1961. Memo indicates check is blue ballpoint by Robert Ken-for two front doors. Matted with a photo nedy, Ethel Kennedy, and Abeof Ruby shooting Oswald and mug shots Ribicoff, and signed on the frontof Ruby and Oswald to an overall size of cover in red ballpoint by Marian11 x 14. Some light creases and a bank Anderson. Matted and framedstamp to center, affecting part of first name so both covers are visible to an overall size of 17 x 14.5. Toning toof signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR front cover, scattered creases and soiling, and a tear to back cover,Auction COA.…(MB $200) otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Outstanding Cuban archive containing a memorandum from the Ministry of Foreign Relations relating to the ‘Bay of Pigs’ “The road of the North American imperialism is the same as Hitler’s”243. John F. Kennedy: Cuba. This fascinating Cuban archive,all in Spanish, with translations, traces the reparations of hostileLatin relations and attitudes after the Bay of Pigs. Typed memoran-dum, 9 pages, 8.5 x 13, “Republica De Cuba, Minister of ForeignRelations” letterhead, May 5, 1961. In part: “As occurrence of anespecially serious incident aimed to violate the rules of internationalrights and for the effects that followed, we must mention the caseof a strongly armed boat that penetrated the Bay of Santiago deCuba and fired upon a petroleum refinery causing damages, onedeath and many wounded…On the last April 15th of this year,war planes that the United States have reserved for attacks onCuba, have bombed the cities of Santiago de Cuba, San Antonio de los Banos and Havana causing many damages, killing eight persons andleaving several others wounded…On the 17th of the same month, on the beach of Giron, in the South of the island, took place the landing ofmercenary invaders trained in the territory of the United States, in its colony of Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. They were armed withvery powerful weapons that were transported in ships provided by agents of such countries, were escorted in the crossing by North Americannaval units from a departure point correspondent to the last two countries mentioned above. The invaders received from the United States aquantity of weapons and, since no other power has superior forces than this one, they included naval units, also had Sherman tanks, strongartillery with cannons without backward movement-exclusive weapons of North American Imperialism-and a large number of airplanes…Hitlerexhibited the same tactic against the people of Europe, that he later dominated using violence. The road of the North American imperialism isthe same as Hitler’s. If they achieve the goal of destroying Cuba, they will consider themselves almighty enough to crush any nation that willdare to oppose its domination or will cross them or disagree with its imperialistic directions.”DS, signed “Raul Cruz,” one page, 8.5 x 13.5, May 7, 1963, the “year of reorganization.” Addressed to Jose Fellman Velarde, the Minister ofForeign Relations of Bolivia; the earliest document in this archive is a July 18, 1956, document by Fulgencio Batista addressed to Victor PazEstenssoro, President of the Republic of Bolivia. The document is dated July 18, 1956, and reads in part, “I have decided to entrust its repre-sentation in the solemn act of the formal introduction of the First Magistracy of Your Country by the elected President, His Excellency MisterHernan Siles Zuazo, which is upcoming, to Mister Doctor Emilio Cancio Bello y Mazutier, Extraordinary and Fully-Empowered Ambassador ofCuba to Uruguay.” The document is signed by Batista and the Minister of State.DS, signed by Fidel Castro, one page, 8.5 x 13, August 8, 2002. Document issued to Gonzalo Sanchez, President of the Republic of Bolivia.The document reads in full, “With the wish to continue the maintenance of the cordial, friendly relations that exist between the Republic ofCuba and the Republic of Bolivia, I have chosen Mister Luis Felipe Vazquez Vazquez to represent the people and the government of theRepublic of Cuba as Extraordinary, Fully-Empowered Ambassador in front of the Government of Your Excellency. Mr. Vazquez Vazquez istasked with supporting the interest of both countries; the integrity and aptitude that he exhibits allow me to hope that he will gain the esteemand the kindness of Your Excellency. With this confidence, I beg Your Excellency to extend full faith and credit to what Mr. Vazquez Vazquezwill say in the name of Cuba and, most importantly, when he will express my sincere wishes for the prosperity of this Country and for Yourpersonal happiness. In the Palace of the Revolution, Havana, on August 8, 2002.” In fine overall condition, with scattered creases, expectedfolds, and punch holes to some edges. A more comprehensive description is available online at rrauction.com. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500) Notables 73
  • 76. 244. King Edward VII. ALS signed “Edward R,” one page bothsides, 5 x 4, H. M. Yacht Victoria & Albert letterhead, August 20, 1902.Letter in Edward’s difficult to decipher hand sending thanks. In finecondition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. Accompaniedby the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Exemplary appointment 245. King Franz from the Mad King Joseph I. Emperor of Austria, King of Bo- 247. King George III. Manuscript vellum DS, signed at the upper hemia, King of Croatia left, “George R,” one page, 16 x 12, August 27, 1777. Appointment of and Apostolic King of Arthur Holdsworth “to be Captain and governor…of Block-houses in Our Hungary from 1848 until Town and Port of Dartmouth in our County of Devon.” Triple-matted and1916. Ink signature, “Franciscus Josephus,” on an off-white 5 x 1.75 framed with a small etched steel portrait and commemorative plaqueslip, clipped from a larger document or letter. Slip has been profes- to an overall size of 39 x 27. In fine condition, with heavy intersectingsionally cleaned and backed. In fine condition, with a slightly fuzzy storage folds, and some scattered light toning, and wrinkling. Theappearance to signature. Accompanied by an untranslatefd ALS from paper seal is crisp and intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/his daughter. Pre-certified…(MB $100) PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Negotiating peace with America and fighting the Dutch, George IIIseeks ways to simultaneously placate the Russians and their system “that has neither justice, reason, nor policy for its foundation”246. King George III. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820.His reign was marked most notably by the loss of British control over the American colonies.Advancing mental illness rendered George unable to fulfill his official duties during the lastdecade of his life, during which time the Prince Regent, William IV, ruled in his stead. Auto-graph letter, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, February 12, 1782. George writes to Lord Stormont. In full:“The two Notes Ld. Stormont has drawn up, and which He means to deliver tomorrow to theRussian Minister are very judicious but one cannot help lamenting at the strange conduct ofthat Court that can be driving on a system that has neither justice, reason, nor policy for itsfoundation.” In good condition, with mild overall toning and soiling, staining along right edge(touching several words of the text), and partial separations along folds (tape-reinforced onthe reverse). The writing is dark, clear, and legible.Britain was in the midst of negotiating a peace treaty with her original Thirteen Colonies whenshe declared war with the Netherlands in 1780. Despite an alliance with Russia, Catherinethe Great had informed Dutch officials that Russia would not necessarily guarantee protectionof their ships on the high seas under a neutrality agreement. While British ships capturedor destroyed Dutch vessels they believed to be trading with Britain’s enemies during theRevolutionary War, the king was careful not to provoke Catherine’s wrath, as the actionscould have led to an all out war with Russia. Thus, he dispatched Lord Stormont to do whathe could to placate her, including considering giving Russia control of the Mediterraneanisland Minorca. Through it all, King George was leery of any affairs with Russia, here notinghis skepticism of the country and its tyranny, a “system that has neither justice, reason, norpolicy for its foundation.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)74 Notables
  • 77. 248. King Henry III. 250. King Juan Carlos I ofKing of France (born Spain. King of Spain (born 1938)1551), the son of Henry who ascended the throne in 1975,II and Catherine de two days after the death of FranciscoMedici, who reigned Franco, and oversaw the troubledfrom 1574 until his as- nation’s transition to a constitutionalsassination in 1589. LS monarchy. Matte-finish 4 x 6 photoin Old French, signed affixed to its original 5.75 x 8.5 mount,“Henry,” one page, 9.25 signed on the mount in black felt tip byx 14, 1579. Untranslated Juan Carlos and in blue felt tip by hisletter to “Mon Cousin,” wife, Princess Sophia. In fine condi-signed at the conclusion tion, with a diagonal crease to photo.by Henry, with a counter- Accompanied by a matte-finish 4 x 6signature near bottom of portrait of Juan de Borbon, father of Juan Carlos, signed in the lowerpage. Reverse bears an border and dated 1974. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)address panel to “MonCousin, le Cardinal.”In good condition, withintersecting folds, with a 251. King Kalakaua. King ofhorizontal fold through tops of a couple letters of signatures, repairs Hawaii, 1874–91. In February, 1874on reverse to partial and complete fold separations, scattered ton- Kalakaua was elected to the vacanting, soiling, and dampstaining, tear to bottom edge, edge wear and throne by a legislature that hadcreases, and a few small areas of paper loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA been convened for the purpose.and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Kalakaua almost single-handedly restored many of the nearly extinct cultural traditions of the Hawaiian King Hussein’s historic 1994 people. These included myths and legends, and the hula, which had address to a Joint Session of been forbidden by the missionaries Congress “Mr. Speaker, the state of war for over 70 years. Vintage fountain between Israel and Jordan is over” pen signature, “Kalakaua K,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 card. Card is af- 249. King Hussein of fixed to a 5 x 8 sheet of stationery Jordan. Printed speech, with a collector’s notation on reverse reading “Given to me by the signed on the cover “Hussein” King at the Revere House Boston, Jan 7th, 1875.” In fine condition. as King and “Noor Al Hus- RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) sein” as Queen, 8.5 x 11, nine pages, titled “Address to The Joint Session of Congress His Majesty King Hussein I of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Washington D.C., July 1994.” In part: “After generations of hostility, blood and tears and in the wake of years of pain andwars, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin aredetermined to bring an end to bloodshed and sorrow. It is in this spiritthat His Majesty King Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordanand Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin of 252. King Louis XIII. King of France (born 1601) from 1610 untilIsrael, met in Washington today at the invitation of President William his death in 1643. Manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Louis,”J. Clinton of the United States of America. This initiative of President one page, 16 x 7, 1613. Untranslated document neatly signed at theWilliam J. Clinton constitutes an historic landmark in the United States’ conclusion by the King. Several vertical folds, one through a singleuntiring efforts in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East… letter of signature, scattered creases and wrinkles, right portion ofMr. Speaker, the state of war between Israel and Jordan is over.” In bottom edge trimmed, some light soiling and toning, and a small pencilfine condition, with a staple to top left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA notation to bottom, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 75
  • 78. 256. Rodney King. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of King’s beating by the Los Angeles Police Department, signed in-person in blue felt tip, “Can we all get along, Rodney King.” In fine condition. Origi- nally obtained by in-253. King Louis XIV. King of France (born 1638) from 1643 until person specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)his death in 1715, known as the ‘Sun King’ for the glittering splendorof his court at Versailles and the unparalleled glory of France duringhis 72-year reign. Manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Louis,”one page, 14.5 x 6.75, 1671. Untranslated financial document re-garding the delaying of collection of debts for the Duc de Gesres. 257. Anatoly Lunacharsky.Signed at the conclusion by Louis and also signed by Jean Colbert, Russian Marxist revolutionaryas the French minister of finance. In good to very good condition, with (1875-1933) and the first Sovietintersecting folds and creases, several passing through signature, People’s Commissar of Enlighten-mild wrinkling, trimmed lower right edge, some light foxing, and a ment responsible for culture andsmall mounting remnant to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR education. Rare vintage 3.5 x 5.5Auction COA.…(MB $200) photo, signed in the lower border in Russian in black ink. In fine condi- tion, with scattered light toning and254. Coretta Scott King. foxing to borders and two trimmedFDC with a cachet honoring Ida edges. Provenance: The Barry Hoff-B. Wells, signed in black ink. man Collection. RRAuction COA.…In fine condition. RRAuction (MB $100)COA.…(MB $100) A boldly signed first edition of King’s 1963 sermons255. Martin Luther King,Jr. Signed book: StrengthTo Love. First edition, firstprinting. NY: Harper andRow, 1963. Hardcover withdustjacket, 6 x 8.5, 146 pages.Signed on the first free endpage in blue ballpoint, “BestWishes, Martin Luther King,Jr.” In fine condition, with amild strip of toning to signedpage, some scattered lightwear and creasing to dust-jacket, and some light rubbingto spine. Strength to Lovewas Dr. King’s first volume ofsermons, published the sameyear in which he penned his ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail,’ joined the historicMarch on Washington, and delivered his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)76 Notables
  • 79. Catherine writes of her adversary, the Duke of Guise, during a tumultuous year in the War of the Three Henrys258. Catherine de Medici. Queen Consort of France (born Florence, 1519)from 1547 to 1559 and mother of three French kings: Francis II, Charles IX,and Henry III. Manuscript DS, in Old French, signed “Catherine,” one page,10 x 14, 1588. Lengthy and boldly penned document mentioning the notori-ous “Duc de Guise.” Framed to an overall size of 16 x 20.25. In very goodcondition, with intersecting folds, a few small areas of paper loss along folds,scattered light toning and soiling, and a pencil notation along bottom edge.Henry I, Duke of Guise, was known as ‘Le Balafré’ (Scarface) for his woundssuffered at the Battle of Dormans. A prominent Catholic, he formed theCatholic League to keep the Protestant heir off the French throne, leadingto the War of the Three Henrys. In May 1588, the Duke led an uprising inParis, the Day of the Barricades. King Henry III fled the city and Parisiansset up barricades in the streets, refusing to take orders from anyone besidesthe Duke. When Catherine attempted to go to mass, she found her wayblocked. “Never have I seen myself in such trouble or with so little light bywhich to escape,” she wrote. Following Catherine’s advice, Henry III gaveinto the Catholic League’s demands, signing the Act of Union in June. Fourmonths later, Henry III effectively removed Catherine from power, and inDecember, the Duke of Guise was assassinated by the king’s bodyguardsin the royal chamber. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auc-tion COA.…(MB $300) Almost 400 year old document from Marie de Medici 259. Marie de Medici. Queen consort of France (1575–1642), as the second wife of King Henry IV of France. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Marie,” three pages both sides, 8.5 x 12, 1615. Lengthy un- translated document, nicely signed on the front of the third page by Marie as Regent. Document is also signed on the second, third, and fourth pages by several other officials including: Jean Jaquis de Mesmils, Sieur de Borsley; Isaac Arnauld, Inteddant of Finances for the Queen; Louis Dolle, member of the Queen’s Council; Jehan de Philippeaux, Secretaire de Com- mandements, Florent d’Argonges, Councilor of State; Gullam Marescot; Clare de Bourbon and most importantly Nicolas Portier (who was the Seigneier de Blancmesnil, Councellor of Parliament in 1564, President of Parliament in Paris 1585, deputed by Henry IV, Chancellor of France under Marie and a member ofQueen’s Council for many years). Document is bound together by a pin in the lower left corner with the reverse of the last page affixed to a12.5 x 15 off-white sheet, with some notations regarding the signers printed along the left border. In very good condition, with central horizontaland vertical fold, light edge wear and toning, some scattered soiling, a small tear to left edge of second page, and a light pencil notation to topof first page.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 77
  • 80. Elaborate Railroad bond signed by J. P. Morgan260. J. Pierpont Morgan. One of themost successful and influential financiers inAmerican history (1837–1913) and founder ofU.S. Steel Corporation, the world’s first billion-dollar company. DS, one page both sides, 13x 9.5, June 30, 1886. An attractive, beautifullyengraved mortgage bond for the New JerseyJunction Railroad Company in the amount of $1,000, signed on the reverse by Morgan as trustee, and also signed by Josiah H. Reed. The fivepages of coupons are attached to the front of the document, with just the first coupon (from January of 1887) missing. In fine, crisp condition. Abeautifully preserved and eye-catching document which notes the “principal due 1986.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)261. Elijah Muhammad. Founder of the Nation of Islam (1897–1975) who was accused of ordering the assassination of MalcolmX. Two business checks for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad PoorFund, 7.25 x 3, both filled out in type and signed by Muhammad,and both dated June–July 1971. In fine condition, with bank stampto both, one lightly affecting beginning of one signature. RRAuction The greatest mindsCOA.…(MB $200) of our time262. Benito Mussolini and 264. Nobel Prize Winners. Collection of 75 FDCs, each signedVittorio Emanuele III. Partly- in ink or felt tip by a Nobel Prize winner. Signers are Kenneth J. Arrow,printed DS, in Italian, one page, Julius Axelrod, Philip Noel Baker, David Baltimore, Baruj Benacer-9.5 x 14.5, December 9, 1926. raf, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Heinrich Boll, Renato Dulbecco, RalphUntranslated document, signed J. Bunche, Adolf Butenandt, Melvin Calvin, Rene Cassin, Owenat the conclusion “Mussolini” and Chamberlain, Carl F. Cori, Max Delbruck, Edward Doisy, Ernst O.“Vittorio Emanuele.” In very good Fischer, William A. Fowler, Milton Friedman, Karl von Frisch, Williamcondition, with several stamps and F. Giauque, Albert S. Gyorgyi, George Wald, Torsten Wiesel, Geof-notations, scattered light toning frey Wilkinson, Haldan K. Hartline, Anthony Hewish, Robert Holleyand soiling, and an uneven left (2), Lawrence R. Klein, Robert Hofstadter, Charles Huggins, David H.edge from removal from binding. Hubel, Andre Lwoff, Feodor Lynen, Fritz A. Lipmann, Simon Kuznets,RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Edwin M. McMillan, Sir Peter Brian Medawar, Barbara McClintock, Salvador Luria, Daniel Nathans, Robert Mulliken, Cesar Milstein, Czeslaw Milosz, Linus Pauling (3), Frederick Robbins, Ronald G. W. Norrish, Louis Neel, Edward M. Purcell, Arno Allan Penzias, Glenn 263. John Nicholson. Finan- T. Seaborg (2), Paul A. Samuelson (2), George D. Snell, Arthur L. cier, businessman, and comp- Schawlow, Frederick Sanger, Carl Sagan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, troller general of Pennsylvania Ronald Hoffman, John Bardeen & William Shockley, William Shockley, (1765–1852). Partly-printed DS, Henry Taube, Kenneth Wilson, Howard M. Temin, Robert W. Wilson signed “Jno Nicholson,” one (2), Sir George P. Thomson, James Tobin, Lord Alexander R. Todd, page, 6.25 x 4, August 17, 1796. Roger W. Sperry, and Herbert A. Simon. Many have added theirPromissory note for $1000 plus interest, signed at the conclusion affiliated institution or category and year of their prize below theirby Nicholson. In very good condition, with central vertical crease, signature. In fine condition. The signers in this lot—who range frommirroring of printed portions, trimmed left edge, and uniform toning. poets to physicists—represent the pinnacle of human achievementRRAuction COA.…(MB $100) in the 20th century RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)78 Notables
  • 81. Exceedingly rare in any form, the scientist signs as Master of the Mint265. Isaac Newton. English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (1643–1727),widely regarded as the most influential figure in the history of science, whose ideas anddiscoveries, including calculus, the laws of gravitation and motion, and observations onthe nature of light and optics, earned him a place among the most profound geniusesin the history of mankind. Practically nonexistent manuscript DS, signed “Is. Newton,”one page, 7.25 x 11.5, June 27, 1701. Newton acknowledges receipt of tonnage duty.In part: “Received this 27th J…in part of an order…two thousand four hundred twentyfive pounds eleven shillings & one penny out of tonnage duty.” Signed at the conclusionby Newton and countersigned by two others. Beautifully cloth matted and framed by Kenneth R. Laurence Galleries with an engraved portrait,small medallion bearing a raised relief bust of Newton, and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 24.25 x 20. Intersecting folds, onethrough a single letter of signature, some scattered light toning and soiling, and slight mirroring of text and signatures from folding, otherwisefine condition.On the recommendation of his friend Charles Montagu, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Newton was appointed Warden of the Mint in 1696. Thefollowing year he undertook the office of Master of the Mint, a position that he would hold for the last 30 years of his life. Newton made theposition a high priority, and though he continued to write and publish scientific works, he retired from his Cambridge duties in 1701 to focuson the position. As Master, he reformed the currency and punished counterfeiters to his fullest extent. One of only a handful of signed Newtonitems we’ve had in over 30 years of business. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500) Notables 79
  • 82. 266. Thomas Peck Ochiltree. US 269. William Paine.Representative from Texas (1837–1902) American financierwho also served in the Confederate Army (1855–1929) who co-in the First Texas Regiment. ALS signed founded the Paine-Web-“Thomas P. Ochiltree,” one page, lightly- ber brokerage firm. DS,lined, 5.25 x 9, House of Representatives signed “Wm. A. Paine,”U. S. letterhead, February 10, 1885. one page both sides,Brief letter complying with an autograph 11.25 x 8.25, Decemberrequest. In full: “I comply with your request 21, 1920. Stock certificateherewith & beg to remain…” Pencil nota- for 100 shares in the Lake Copper Company issued to Benjamintion to bottom portion of page, scattered Goldsmith, signed at the conclusion by Paine as the company’stoning, and a few creases, otherwise fine president. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, cancellationcondition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) hole to signature, light soiling to borders, and several other stamps. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 267. Ransom E. Olds. Inventor and automotive magnate (1864–1950) who founded the Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Companies. Partly-printed DS, signed “R. E. Olds,” one page both sides, 12.5 x 8.5, January 10, 1916. Certificate for 50 shares of stock in the REO Motor Car Company issued to Frank Shumway, signed at the bottom by Olds as the company’s president. Cancellations holes, including one to signature, vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some light toning and wrinkling, oth- erwise fine condition. Olds only signed certificates on this one day as normally a Vice President always signed the stock certificates. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Writing a “poor form of a bread & butter letter,” Oppenheimer recalls solace at Acheson’s farm268. Robert Oppenheimer. Brilliant American physicist (1904–1967)who directed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and whospearheaded the Manhattan Project, leading to the development ofthe first atomic bomb. As a result of his outspoken political views inthe wake of World War II, he was later placed under FBI surveillanceand his security clearance was stripped. Rare ALS signed “Oppy,” onepage, 5.75 x 7.75, Eagle Hill letterhead, August 10. Letter to the wife ofSecretary of State Dean Acheson. In full: “It is two weeks since my visitto the farm; but I have thought so often, with affection & gratitude, ofthe good hours there, that I wanted you to have a word from me, to tellyou that, & to thank you. The sense of oasis is rare enough, and deepenough, in these years, that it should not go unacknowledged, evenin the poor form of a bread & butter letter. I hope that you & Dean willhave your September vacation, & send you both every good wish.” Infine condition, with a diagonal crease to top right corner. Oppenheimerworked closely with Acheson during the atomic development and influ-enced Acheson’s UN report on avoiding nuclear war. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)80 Notables
  • 83. One of only two known letters signed by Packard270. James Ward Packard.Practically nonexistent TLS signed“J. W. Packard,” one page, 8.25 x11, Packard Electric Company let-terhead, February 7, 1910. Letter toMilton Tibbetts of the Packard MotorCar Company. In full: “Replying toyours of February 5rd regardingpurchase of one of the Model BPackard cars, the first cars we soldwere marketed as Model B’s butthey were not our real shop numberB’s and I assume that you refer tothe special cars with built-up engine with steel cylinder and cylindricalcopper jackets. There were only two of these cars made; the one wassold to Mr. W. D. Sargent. Mr. Sargent was a Chicago man, and wasin some sort of a steel casting business. The other car was sold to Mr.Geo. L. Weiss of Cleveland. I never heard what become [sic] of eitherof these cars. It is very probable that Mr. Weiss could advise you andI would suggest that you write him. He was formerly and I believe isyet; with the Cleveland City Forge & Iron Company. l am sorry that Icannot give you any more detailed information. There are a numberof the first cars which were marketed about here and there would beno difficulty in obtaining one of these at a very low price. If I can beof any further assistance to you, please command me.” Intersectingfolds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple pencil nota-tions, three small holes to upper portion of page, and a uniform shadeof toning, otherwise fine condition.In 1899, brothers James Ward and William Doud Packard founded what would become the Packard Motor Car Company as a subsidiary ofthe Packard Electric Company with partner George L. Weiss, recipient of one of the first two cars they made. There is little known about thesetwo “special cars with built-up engine with steel cylinder and cylindrical copper jackets”: only a decade after their manufacture, even JamesWard Packard had “never heard what [had] become of either of these cars.” By 1910, Packard Motors was well established as an innovative,reliable luxury car company, selling cars to the wealthiest families both in the United States and abroad. They maintained their reputation untilthe company’s dissolution in the late 1950s. One of only two known letters signed by Packard, this piece would be desirable with any content;but with the discussion of the two earliest cars ever made by the company, it becomes a truly extraordinary piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)272. Rosa Parks. 273. William E. Parry. RearColor limited edi- admiral and arctic explorer (1790–tion 24 x 19.5 litho- 1855) who attempted one of thegraph entitled The earliest expeditions to the NorthMentor, numbered Pole. ALS signed “W. Parry,” one#274/500, signed page, 4.5 x 7, no date, but dock-in black ink. Also eted in another hand October 25,signed in pencil by 1851. Letter to Admiral Bowlerthe artist, Anthony accepting an invitation. In part; “IDouglas. Rolled and shall be glad to avail myself of yourin fine condition. Ac- kind offer to take a bed as well ascompanied by two dinner at your house…I am just offphotos taken at time of signing. Embossed with a seal of the Parks to Haslar.” In fine condition, with aLegacy and The Rosa Raymond Institute, this piece of art boasts a bit of light edge toning. RRAuctionwonderful rendition of Parks and the achievements that changed a COA.…(MB $100)nation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 81
  • 84. 274. Linus Pauling. 278. Juan Peron. DS, in Span-Cardstock 6.75 x 5.75 ish, signed “Peron,” one page, 9 xphoto of Pauling seated 12.5, December 9, 1944. Untrans-at his desk, signed in lated document boldly signed atblack ink. In fine condi- the conclusion by Peron. Centraltion, with a few light horizontal fold, binder holes andbends and creases. vertical crease to left edge andRRAuction COA.…(MB expected stamps and notations,$100) otherwise fine condition. RRAuc- tion COA.…(MB $100) 275. Drew Pearson. Contro- versial American journalist (1897- 1969), remembered for his muck- raking journalism and syndicated ‘Washington Merry-Go-Round’ newspaper column. Tasteful 8 x 10 paperstock photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “to Jessie, with best wishes, Drew Pearson.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and some show-through from paper loss onreverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)276. Shimon Peres. Israeliprime minister and president (born1923) and co-winner of the 1994 279. Auguste Piccard. Swiss physicist, inventor and explorerNobel Peace Prize. Color glossy (1884–1962). Two letters on blind-stamped personal letterhead: An8 x 10 photo, signed in the lower ALS, in German, signed “A. Piccard,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, datedborder in blue felt tip. In fine condi- November 18, 1957; and a TLS, in German, signed “A. Piccard,”tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) one page, 8.25 x 11.75, dated December 28, 1960. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold to both letters and some light toning to TLS. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)277. Eva Peron. ALS signed “Evita,” one onionskin page, 9.25 x6.25, LR1 Radio El Mundo Oficina de Prensa letterhead, no date.Letter to her mother and sisters. In full (translated): “I am very happybecause we will begin a broadcast on LR1 in the coming monthsponsored by Cocinero [Chef] oil Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00.Kisses for all.” Uniform toning, scattered creases and wrinkles, andlight mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Peronstarted her radio career around 1939-40, and in a span of a fewshort years became one of the highest paid radio actresses in thecountry. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)82 Notables
  • 85. 280. James A. Pike. Episcopal 282. Simeon Pois-bishop (1913–1969), and one of son. French math-the first religious figures to appear ematician and physicistregularly on television. TLS, one (1781–1840). ANS inpage, 6 x 9, Diocese of California French, signed “Pois-letterhead, August 24, 1965. In son,” one page, 4.75part: “I think you might find it very x 3.5, 1837. Boldlyenlightening to pursue for yourself penned untranslatedsome investigation into what the note from Poisson. Inofficial doctrine of the Episcopal fine condition, with aChurch is. I should remind you central vertical fold passing through first letter of signature and ato be careful before drawing any small pencil notation to lower left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)absolute conclusions: You mayhave a few surprises coming. Idon’t see why you object to my reference to Thomas Jefferson asan Episcopalian.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 283. Romanov Dy- nasty: Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich. Member of the Ro- Nobel-winning physicist manov imperial dynasty turns his attention to family: (1891–1941), known for “I was able to glean valuable sup- being involved in the murder of Grigori Ras- plemental data to be incorporated putin. Though most of in my own genealogical table” his family was killed, he escaped to London after the Bolsheviks took over. Aliens Order card from 1920, 6 x 4, filled out and signed in pencil by Pavlovich. In the first two lines he prints his formal name, “Dimitri Prince of Russia,” his Christian name “Dimitri,” provides his age, oc- 281. Max Planck. cupation, and London address, and signs at the conclusion, “Dimitri Nobel Prize–win- Prince of Russia.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) ning German physi- cist (1858–1947) who pioneered the understanding of 284. Mitt Romney. quantum theory. Three items: hardcover ALS in German, edition of No Apology, signed “As always, signed on the first free your uncle, Max end page in blue felt Planck,” one page, tip; a January 16, 2012, 6 x 7, personal let- issue of Time, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip; and a felt tip terhead, December signature, “Mitt Romney,” on an off-white 11 x 8.5 card. In fine condition. 22, 1937. Letter to Consignor notes signatures were acquired at two different campaign his nephew, ad- stops in Michigan. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) dressed “Dear Lud-wig.” in full (translated): “Many thanks for your letter dated 19th ofthis month, as well as for the genealogical table you had enclosed.I am returning herewith the table to you. In addition to the alreadyverbally given information, I was able to glean valuable supplementaldata to be incorporated in my own genealogical table. We were very 285. Mitt Romney. Color 8 xpleased getting to know you and happy for the opportunity to refresh 10 head-and-shoulders photo ofour relationship. Your kind wishes for a Merry Christmas are returned the presidential candidate, signedmost heartfelt. Please also give our kind regards to your dear parents.” in black felt tip. In fine condition.Folds, creases, some wrinkles, and uniform toning, otherwise fine RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)condition. An interesting letter in the fact that Planck is assemblinga family history as the Nazi’s were in power at the time, and at onepoint investigated Planck’s ancestry. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 83
  • 86. 286. Mitt and AnnRomney. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo ofthe Romney’s on thecampaign trail, signedin black felt tip by Mittand Ann Romney. In finecondition, with a smallink mark from a prior sig-nature attempt. RRAuc-tion COA.…(MB $100) 287. Kermit Roosevelt. Son of president Theo- dore Roosevelt. Signed book: The Long Trail. Auto- graph edition. NY: Metropolitan Pub- lications, 1921. Hardcover, 5.25 x7.75, 79 pages. Signed on the second free end page by Roosevelt. 290. Ludovic Stuart. Second Duke of Lennox (1574–1624) whoIn very good condition, with some scattered light toning, foxing, and was involved in the colonization of the state of Maine, and being thesoiling to opening and closing pages and pastedowns, creasing to favored cousin of King James, he served as his personal assistant.top right of front cover, some loss of label, and fraying to edges of LS in Old English, signed “Lenox,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, Marchcovers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 8, 1620. Letter to the Lord of Lafayette. In part: “I received your Last Letter; and shall be most willing…to express my Love and respect to you in anything I can.” Stuart goes on to mention the Bishop of St.288. Donald Rums- Andrews later in the letter. Reverse of second integral page bearsfeld and Tommy an address in an unknown hand and a partial red wax seal. In veryFranks. Color glossy good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of10 x 8 photo of Rums- signature, mild toning and soiling, a few spots of foxing, and a pencilfeld and Franks giving a notation to bottom. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)press briefing, signed inblack felt tip by DonaldRumsfeld and TommyFranks. In fine condi-tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)289. Edwin M. Stanton. Very early ALS signed “Edw Stanton,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, June8, 1839. Letter to Arnold H. Dohrman. In full: “I reached here last night & found Dewey away fromhome and the office locked up. I have not been able to get into it even to get my court papers, &shall have to go away tomorrow without them leaving orders to have them sent to me at Carrollton.I am therefore unable to get at your papers. I must therefore be back here as soon as I can & willtake them all to Steubenville. Clarke who I expected to be in the office is not here.” Address panelon the reverse in also in Stanton’s hand. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature,several partial fold separations, a couple areas of paper loss, one from wax seal, uniform toningfrom previous display, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certifiedPSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)84 Notables
  • 87. Incredibly rare Sears contract with the Maine Central Railroad Company that enabled him to deliver from coast to coast291. Richard W. Sears.Businessman (1863–1914)and the founder of Sears,Roebuck and Company withhis partner Alvah C. Roebuck.Essentially nonexistent DS,signed “R. W. Sears,” onepage, 8 x 13, 1901. An annualcontract of indemnity, which reads in full: “Know all men by these presents, thatwe, Sears, Roebuck & Company, a corporation, organized and existing underthe laws of Illinois are held and firmly bound for ourselves, our successors andassigns to the Maine Central Railroad Company, in the sum of Two Thousand($2,000) dollars, lawful money of the United States.The condition of the above obligation is such, that, Whereas, the undersigned fromtime to time has and shall submit claim papers against the Railroad Company,without furnishing the original Bills of Lading; andWhereas, the undersigned has heretofore made and shall hereafter, from timeto time, make changes in the consignment of good shipped by the undersignedover the lines owned, leased or controlled by the said railroad company, withoutsurrendering the original Bill of Lading for the said goods, whereby claims forloss or damage may have arisen or are liable to arise against the said railroadcompany caused by the misdelivery of goods so shipped, and resulting from thefailure to surrender the original Bills of Lading; andWhereas, upon request of the undersigned, the said railroad company, hasinstructed its agents to return to the undersigned, any shipment made by theundersigned, which has been on hand or may be on hand for sixty (60) days and refused or unclaimed, whereon billing or marks, show thesaid goods, to have been shipped from the undersigned from Chicago, Ill.;Now, therefore, if for and during the term of two years from the 20th day of November A. D. 1901, as to all claims losses, damages, injuries,rates or charges, arising within the period last aforesaid, the undersigned shall indemnify and save harmless the said Railroad Company of andfrom any and all damages, loss or injuries arising from the failure to furnish or surrender the original Bill of Lading in submitting claim papers,or in case of misdelivery of goods, shipped by the undersigned shall pay all charges and advances on account of the return of the refused orunclaimed shipments as aforesaid, then the obligation shall be void; otherwise, the same to be binding and of full effect.”Signed at the conclusion in purple ink by Sears, and also signed by part owner and company vice president, Julius Rosenwald. With Rosenwaldas VP and Treasurer, the company’s annual sales climbed from $750,000 to upwards of $50 million. When Sears resigned the presidency in1908, Rosenwald was named president and remained as such until 1924, when he resigned to focus on philanthropic efforts. In very good tofine condition, with intersecting folds, staple holes to top left corner, a few scattered creases, a uniform shade of overall toning, and a smallpencil notation to top left. Accompanied by an original stereoview portrait of Sears seated at his desk.Publishing the first Sears Roebuck mail order catalog in 1888, R. W. Sears helped change the direction of the worldwide marketplace byoffering individuals a wide variety of products at reasonable prices and delivering those items directly to them. This gave consumers a new,convenient way to shop, and was the precursor to the electronic commerce that dominates the world today. This document is the firm’s annualcontract with Maine Central Railroad Company for the delivery services that made their entire wide-reaching business possible. An importantpiece in the operation of Sears Roebuck, this is the only Sears document offered at auction in over forty years, and the first we have everseen. An incredibly rare autograph from a key figure in the history of American business. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auc-tion COA.…(MB $1000) Notables 85
  • 88. Deaf Smith buries Alamo defenders’ remains before skirmishing with Mexican forces near Laredo292. Erastus ‘Deaf’Smith. Frontiersman(1787–1837) noted forhis part in the TexasRevolution and thearmy of the Republicof Texas. He foughtat the Grass Fightand the Battle of SanJacinto. After the war,Deaf Smith led a com-pany of Texas Rang-ers. ADS, in Spanish,one page, 9 x 5.5,February 15, 1837. Areceipt to FranciscoRuiz for $163.31. Infull (translated): “I re-ceived from the citizenFrancisco Ruiz thesum of one hundredand sixty-three pesos,two and one-half reales, which he voluntarily offered to me to aid the individuals of my company, which amount the government of Texas willpay immediately upon presentation to the said government.” Signed at the conclusion by Smith. In very good condition, professionally cleaned,with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, repaired tear above last name of signature, and a strip of toning along rightedge, lightly affecting last name of signature.Within a month of Smith’s signing this receipt for funds “to aid the individuals of my company,” the Texas Ranger captain would pay a finaltribute to the memory of the Alamo dead and take part in a post-Revolution skirmish with Mexican forces.In February 1837, Smith’s spy company was given orders to conduct a mission in Laredo. Even a year after the Revolution, Texas’s southernborder with Mexico remained ill-defined, placing community on the Rio Grande in a kind of no-man’s land. Captain Smith and his 20 scoutsrode there with the intention of raising the Texas flag from the spire of Loredo’s church. The money mentioned in this document was mostlikely used to fund this mission; the denomination is in pesos because Texas wouldn’t begin printing its own paper currency for another fourmonths and gold and silver specie were scarce in the new republic.In addition to receiving funds from Francisco Ruiz, the Texas Senator from Bexar, Smith also needed to secure horses before departing SanAntonio. While there, he and his men helped Col. Seguin collect and bury the remains of the Alamo defenders on February 25. This solemnact was still fresh in Smith’s mind when his scouts encountered a much more substantial force of Mexicans outside Laredo on March 17. Askirmish lasting about 45 minutes ensued. Only two of Smith’s men were wounded, while ten Mexicans were killed and ten others injured;Smith also captured forty horses. Recognizing that he was vastly outmanned, he guided his men back to San Antonio.This document’s association with one of the first Texas Rangers makes it a valuable link to the burial of the Alamo defenders and an impor-tant post-Independence military encounter with Mexico. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR AuctionCOA.…(MB $1000)86 Notables
  • 89. Distinguished oversized portrait of Burger’s Court, featuring two Chief Justices, presented to a longtime court employee293. Supreme Court: Burger Court. Color 13.75 x 8.5 portraitof the Burger Court, affixed to its original 17.5 x 13.5 mount, signedon the mount in ink and ballpoint by all nine Justices: “ThurgoodMarshall,” “Wm J Brennan Jr., ” “Warren E. Burger,” “Byron R.White,” “Harry A. Blackmun,” “Potter Stewart,” “Lewis F. Powell Jr.,”“William H. Rehnquist,” and “W. O. Douglas.” Framed to an overallsize of 19 x 14.75. A printed statement affixed to reverse states“Presented to Mrs. Helen K. Loughran on her retirement from theSupreme Court of the United States on September 26, 1975, at thecompletion of 24 years of service.” In fine condition, with Burger’sand Powell’s signatures a shade or two lighter than the others. Thissigned photo is particularly desirable for it is signed by two ChiefJustices, Burger and his successor Rehnquist, as well as the firstAfrican-American, Marshall. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)294. Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Ink sig-natures on both sides of an off-white 3.25 x 2 card: on one side hewrites “Washington, D. C., February 4, 1932, Respectfully yours, OliverWendell Holmes,” on the other “Washington, D. C., March 28, 1932,Respectfully yours, Oliver Wendell Holmes.” In fine condition, withmild toning along right side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) “‘This too shall pass.’ “The members of the I wish you success in your least dangerous branch legislative program realizing full are notoriously obstinate” well the difficulties attending it.” 295. Supreme Court: Anto- 296. Supreme Court: Earl Warren. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, nin Scalia. TLS, one page, 8.5 Supreme Court letterhead, May 4, 1957. Letter to California governor x 11, Supreme Court letterhead, Goodwin Knight. In part: “I have been reading the Bee from day to June 23, 1997. Letter to a collector. day, and note that your problems are much the same as mine at In full: “As I believe I explained in this stage of the legislative session; namely, much action without my last letter, it is not my policy movement. It seems that at such times progress is nonexistent, but to sign requests from autograph I always comforted myself with the story of the Biblical King who collectors. If you care enough gathered his Wise men together and asked them to tell him something about this matter to come see me of which he could be certain in any circumstances. After long study, personally about it, I will be happy they returned with the motto ‘This too shall pass.’ I wish you success both to sign the cards and buy in your legislative program realizing full well the difficulties attending you lunch. Otherwise, you should it.” A carbon of Knight’s letter to Warren is stapled to the letter. Officetell Mr. Lorenz that the members of the least dangerous branch are stamps and notation to top right, some mild toning, and a staple tonotoriously obstinate.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) top left, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an ALS from Nina Warren to first lady Virginia Knight. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Notables 87
  • 90. 297. SupremeCourt: Earl Warren.TLS signed “Earl,” onepage, 6 x 8, SupremeCourt of the UnitedStates letterhead, June16, 1965. Warren writesto California GovernorGoodwin J. Knight, infull: “This will indicateto you how far behind 299. Titanic: Millvina Dean. Four color photos, three cardstockI am in my homework, and one satin-finish, ranging in size from 6 x 4 up to 7 x 4.5, eachbut I did appreciate your signed in black ink “Millvina Dean,” adding “Titanic survivor,” to twobirthday greetings.” In photos, with one photo also signed by Michel Navratil. In fine condi-fine condition, with light tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)creasing and toning.Accompanied by thehandwritten letter of birthday wishes from Knight. Aside from actingas governor, Knight was also a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 300. Titanic: Louise Pope. Program from the 1991 Titanic Inter- 298. Titanic: Mill- national Convention vina Dean. The held in Rochelle Park, youngest passenger New Jersey, 8.5 x 11, on board the Titanic, two pages, signed and she was its last remain- inscribed on the front ing survivor until she in blue ballpoint, “To passed away in May Steve, Louise ‘Kink’ 2009. Glossy 14 x 11 Pope, 6-29-91.” In fine photo of the ill-fated condition. RRAuction ocean liner, signed in COA.…(MB $100)black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Early in the Russian Revolution, a powerful Trotsky grants a request 301. Leon Trotsky. Russian Communist leader (1879–1940) who, with Lenin, organized the Bolshevik seizure of power during the October Revolution of 1917. In 1929, five years after Lenin’s death, Stalin defeated Trotsky for control of the Communist Party and banished him from Russia. Trotsky spent most of the remainder of his life in Mexico, where he was assassinated with a pickaxe by a Stalinist agent. DS in Cyrillic, signed in blue pencil “Trotsky,” one page, 8.5 x 7, September 2, 1919. Document from the Chief of the Train of Crmsr., People’s Commissar of War and Navy Affairs, in full: “The rapport of train’s doctor Shtaker is given and asking Your permission to satisfy this petition,” to which Trotsky responds, “Vaca- tion to be given.” Scattered light creasing, a vertical crease running parallel to the left edge, a few staple marks along the same edge, which is reinforced by a strip of adhesive on the reverse, uniform toning with scattered areas of heavier toning and light spotting, and pencil and ink notations, the latter of which lightly affects the top of the signature, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)88 Notables
  • 91. Travis writes to the future first president of Texas about politics as Mexican forces begin arriving in Anahuac: “The election will result in favor of an Austin Ticket”302. William Barret Travis. Lawyer and soldier (1809–1836). He grew up in South Carolina and Alabama, studiedlaw privately, and was admitted to the bar before he turned20. Migrating to Texas in the early 1830s, he became activein the movement agitating for independence from Mexico. In1835 he led a small band of Texans in open revolt; in early1836 Mexican forces besieged his little command inside theAlamo fortress. The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, and all itsdefenders, including Travis, were killed. Extremely rare ALSsigned “W. B. Travis,” one page, 7.75 x 9.25, January 20,1835. A letter to future interim president of the Republic ofTexas, David G. Burnet, who was serving as an appointedjudge in San Felipe de Austin. Travis writes, in full: “I rec’dyour esteemed favor by Mr. Richardson this morning; and I amsorry to say, that Major Luis refuses to pay over on Clokey’snote the am’t collected of Ayers which is about $750. He sayshe has no orders now to it since the note has been takenfrom him & c; but will write to Clokey for anything & c—I shalltake the note to Brasoria & decide on it—Litigation will be[?] attended to—Williams has not gone—I will name him toyour wishes—your letter to Aduconte shall go—So news—F.W. Johnson & George Ewing are the judges—The electionwill result in favor of an Austin Ticket—my best respects toMrs. B.—write me when you have leisure—you shall hearfrom me often—In haste—sincerely yours.” Second integralpage bears an address panel in an unknown hand to Burnetin San Jacinto, Texas. In fine condition, with intersectingfolds (several extra horizontal folds) and one faint verticalfold passing through a single letter of signature.In this extremely rare letter, Travis, who would make the ultimate sacrifice some 13 monthslater at the Alamo, hints at some early revolutionary stirrings to the man who would becomethe first president of the free Republic. As he was writing this letter, the first Mexican troopswere arriving in Anahuac; his earlier imprisonment there in June 1832 helped create one ofthe first armed encounters leading up to the war. He would later agitate in Anahuac in June1835 leading to the Second Anahuac Disturbance, which helped ignite the Texas Revolution.In this information-rich letter, we witness the development of relationships among many ofTexas’ most prominent founders. Travis refers to Frank W. Johnson, a political and military leader who had commanded the forces that freedTravis from custody during the first Anahuac Disturbance in 1832. He also alludes to the upcoming Consultation Election of February 1. Hisreference to an “Austin ticket” was a prediction of an outcome where candidates favoring independence would be elected. Travis himselfwas keeping a low political profile, focusing on his own legal practice, however the ascendence of political figures he sympathized with wouldcompel him to become more substantially involved in public life.Indeed, Texas politics was in a state of flux, and the first preparations for war with Mexico were imminent. At the Convention of 1833 Burnethad earlier drafted a rejected petition that called for the separate Texas within the Mexican federation. In August of 1835, Burnet drew up aset of resolutions on behalf of the San Jacinto community that would have codified the rights of Texans; its rejection gave added urgency tothe independence movement and all but guaranteed war with Mexico. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) Notables 89
  • 92. 303. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed.Politician (1823-1878) most notablefor being the ‘boss’ of TammanyHall, the Democratic Party politicalmachine that played a major rolein the politics of 19th century NewYork City and State. DS, signed “W.M. Tweed,” one page, 8 x 12.75, nodate. Tweed, along with 23 others, 306. Vice Presidents. Ink and felt tip signatures of six formerorders 100 copies of “Hon. John vice presidents on various size cards and clipped slips. Signers are:Norton’s speech on the Nebraska H[annibal] Hamlin, William R. King, Charles Dawes, Nelson Rockefeller,Bill.” In very good condition, with a Walter Mondale, and Al Gore. In fine condition, with some light toningcentral horizontal fold under Tweed’s to a couple of the slips. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)signature, scattered toning and soil-ing, and several pencil notations.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 304. Menachem Ussishkin. Zi- onist leader (1863–1941) and head of the Jewish National Fund. ALS in Hebrew, signed “M. Ussishkin,” on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, docketed in another hand 1908. Letter to O. Aisenstadt. In part (translated): “To- day I received your telegram about the woman…and her children, and it was a wonder to me, for in Berlin Mr. Wolfssohn promised me to have the children accepted into an orphanage.” In very good condition, with several horizontal creases andscattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Exemplary enlistment in the Continental Army,305. Richard Varick. Ameri- signed on the heels of thecan soldier and statesman(1753–1831) who was aide-de- Declaration of Independencecamp to Benedict Arnold prior 307. Daniel Ward. Union solider who served in the Battle of Longto the latter’s defection to the Island, guarding the Bedford Pass with 800 men under General JohnBritish. Varick later served as Sullivan’s command. After heavy action, the unit was routed by theWashington’s private secretary, British under General William Howe, and once again engaged in heavymayor of New York, and a New action at the Battle of White Plains. Ward was promoted to corporal inYork state legislator. Partly- 1781. Partly-printed DS, one page, 6.5 x 2.75, July 5, 1776. Ward signsprinted DS, signed “Rich Varick,” his enlistment in the Continental Army the day after the Declarationone page, 8 x 12.5, March 1, of Independence is signed: “I, Daniel Ward, do acknowledge to have1797. License approval for voluntarily inlisted myself a Solider, to serve in the Battalion of FootJohn Taylor to keep an Inn or raised by the Colony of Connecticut, to join the Continental Army inTavern for retailing liquor. Dur- New York, to be commanded by Colonel John Chester Esq; until theing that time, he will “not keep Twenty-fifth Day of December next.” Double-matted and framed witha disorderly Inn or Tavern…or an image of marching soldiers and a small commemorative plaquepermit any Cock-Fighting, Gaming or Playing with Cards or Dice, to an overall size of 19.75 x 13.75. In fine condition, with scatteredor keep any Billiard table.” In fine condition, with slight separations creasing and scattered light spotting. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/along horizontal folds and some scattered light toning. RRAuction PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)COA.…(MB $100)90 Notables
  • 93. Rare May 1775 document signed only weeks before Warren’s death at the Battle of Bunker Hill308. Joseph Warren. Boston physi-cian, orator and patriot (1741–1775)who was a pivotal figure in the earlyrevolutionary agitation in Massachu-setts. Warren drafted the Suffolk Re-solves, was active at town meetingsduring the British occupation, andserved on the Committee of Safetyafter the 1770 Boston Massacre. Amember of the first three ProvincialCongresses, he was president protempore in 1775, and then president.Warren dispatched Paul Revere andWilliam Dawes on horseback to warnthe patriots that British General Gagewas sending troops to seize stockpiledpatriot arms at Concord. Exceedinglyrare partly-printed Revolutionary Wardated DS, signed “Jos. Warren,” onepage, 12.5 x 7.5, May 19, 1775. Docu-ment signed as president pro temporeof “The Congress of the Colony of theMassachusetts-Bay.” Appointment ofElias Whiting “to be first Lieutenant ofthe Foot Company in the Regiment ofFoot whereof William Heath Esqr is Coloraised by the Congress aforesaid, forthe Defence of said Colony. You are,therefore, carefully and diligently todischarge the Duty of a Lieutenant inleading, ordering, and exercising thesaid Company in Arms; both interiorOfficers and Soldiers, and to keepthem in good Order and Discipline; andthey are hereby commanded to obeyyou…and you are yourself to observeand follow such Orders and Instructions as you shall, from Time to Time, receive from the General and Commander in Chief of the Forcesraised in the Colony aforesaid, for the Defense of the fame, or any other your Superior Officers, according to military Rules and Discipline ofWar, in Pursuance to the Trust reposed in you.” Document has been inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. Nicely suede matted and framed with acolor portrait of Warren to an overall size of 25 x 13.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and creasing, a bit oflight foxing, and show-through from endorsement on reverse, which is visible on the reverse of the frame. Provenance: Lot 128 in SkinnerSale #1742, November 1996.Exactly one month following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Warren appoints an officer to the regiment of Brigadier General WilliamHeath. Several days later, Congress would adopt the forces outside Boston as the Continental Army while Prime Minister Lord North dispatchedadditional British troops and generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne to restive Massachusetts. Although Warren himself was appointed a majorgeneral by the Provincial Congress shortly before the Battle of Bunker Hill a month later, he insisted on volunteering as a private against thewishes of General Israel Putnam and Colonel William Prescott, who wanted him to serve as their commander; he fell in battle a few days later.A rare autograph from a great American patriot dated in the early days of the Revolution. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $900) Notables 91
  • 94. 309. Watergate: 313. Kemmons Wilson.Woodward and Ber- Founder of the Holiday Innnstein. Satin-finish 10 hotel chain and one of thex 8 photo of Woodward greatest entrepreneurs of theand Bernstein at their 20th century (1913–2003).office, signed in black Eight items: two one-pagefelt tip by Bob Woodward TLSs, dated 1994 and 1995and Carl Bernstein. In respectively, both on Kemmonsfine condition. RRAuc- Wilson Companies letterhead;tion COA.…(MB $100) pre-printed Christmas card, signed inside in ballpoint; an ink signa- ture on a 4 x 3 beige bookplate; and four magazine cover stories on Wilson, each signed on the cover in blue ballpoint, one inscribed. In 310. Watergate: fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Woodward, Bern- stein, and Bradlee. Signed book: All The 314. Duke and Duch- President’s Men. First ess of Windsor. FDC edition, later printing. honoring the World Food NY: Simon & Schuster, Congress, signed in blue 1974. Hardcover with ballpoint, “Edward, Duke dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, of Windsor,” and “Wallis,349 pages. Signed on the title page by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Duchess of Windsor.”and Ben Bradlee. Sunning and fading to boards and spine and some In fine condition. Pre-toning and creasing to clipped dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Exceedingly scarce stock certificate, the finest one known to exist in public hands 315. Brigham Young. Religious leader (1801– 1877) who became President of the LDS Church after the death of its founder, Joseph Smith, in 1844. Young led the mass migration of Mormons to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah, establishing the church’s stronghold in that state. By the time of his death in 1877, the Mormon population in Utah had reached 140,000. Handsome partly-printed DS, one page, 10 x 6.5, October 1, 1871. Stock certificate, printed by Mills and Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, for 5 five shares of the Zion’s Co-Operative Mercantile Institution, is- sued to Lewis S. Hills. Signed at the conclusion by Young as the company’s president. In fine condition, with several vertical folds, two passing through single letters of signature, light show-through from docketing on reverse, and some mild toning.In 1868, Young founded the Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) in an attempt to create a fairer business atmosphere for Mormonsin Utah. By banding together and pooling their resources, Morman businesses were able to place orders large enough to deter non-Mormonwholesalers from price gouging, a problem that had plagued the Mormon business community until that point. As this church-promoted wholesaleand retail house grew in strength, all the independent businesses melded into what would become ‘America’s First Department Store.’ ThisZCMI Stock Certificate, issued to Lewis S. Hill, bookkeeper for the Zion’s Cooperative Banking Institution, is one of only a handful known to existoutside the Mormon Church’s archives, and is by far the finest of those.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)92 Notables
  • 95. military316. American 320. Bock’s Car. Glossy 10 xFighter Aces. Twelve 8 photo of the crew, signed in feltbio/photo sheets, each tip and ballpoint by Fred J. Olivi,10 x 8, each signed Charles Sweeney, C. D. Albury, Rayin ink or felt tip by the Gallagher, and John D. Kuharek,respective ace pictured. with all but one adding their flightSigners are: Scott McCuskey, Hugh Winters, Butch Voris, Clyde East, assignments. In fine condition.Ted Crosby, Dean Caswell, Phillip DeLong, James Tapp, Barrie Davis, RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)Fred Ohr, D. G. Welch, and Ralph Parr. In fine condition. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $100) “I congratulate you on being a 317. American Boy Scout…It teaches boys those Fighter Aces. Ten things which go for making signed photos, various finishes, ranging in size better men and citizens” from 8 x 10 and 10 x 321. Omar Bradley. ALS signed “Omar 8 up to 8.5 x 11, each N. Bradley,” one page, 8 x 10.5, May 23, signed in ink or felt tip 1944. Letter to a young admirer. In part:by the respective ace pictured. Signers are: Archie Donahue, Jerry “May I congratulate you on being a BoyJohnson, Alex Vraciu, Urban L. Drew, Tex Hill, Art Fielder, Paul Conger, Scout. I think that is a fine organization.Rudy Augarten, Robert L. Scott, and Gabby Gabreski, also signed It teaches boys those things which go forby crew chief Ralph Safford and assistant crew chief Felix Schacki. making better men and citizens.” In veryIn fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) good condition, with a vertical crease, a few wrinkles, and uniform toning, heavier to corners from mounting remnants on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)318. Bud Anderson.Felt tip signature, “CE‘Bud’ Anderson,” on a 322. Chief Joseph Medicinepainted 8.25 x 2 card. Crow. Decorated war veteran whoCard is affixed to an served as a Scout of the 103rdoriginal Raymond Wad- Infantry, and was the last memberdey acrylic painting of of the Crow tribe to become a warAnderson piloting his chief. Ballpoint signature, “Dr. JoeOld Crow away from a Medicine Crow, Lodae Grass, MT,downed German fighter, canvas stretched over a wooden frame, 36 July 23, 2011,” on a white card.x 24, and is signed in paint by Waddey. In fine condition. RRAuction Matted with a color portrait of Crow in a war bonnet to an overall sizeCOA.…(MB $200) of 10 x 8. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Very scarce offering from the Confederate general killed in action at Bull Run a day after inspiring ‘Stonewall’s’ iconic nickname 319. Barnard E. Bee. Confederate general (1824–1861), re- sponsible for inspiring Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s nickname, who was mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run. Rare war-dated ink signature, “B. E. Bee, Lt. Col, Comdg.,” on a lightly- lined light blue 3.25 x 1.75 lightly-lined slip, clipped from a larger document. In fine condition. Bee’s signature dates from between March and June 1861, as he was appointed brigadier general on June 17, 1861. Incredibly scarce in war-dated material, this is the first Bee signature we have offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Military 93
  • 96. Rare portrait of the unlikely Gettysburg hero 323. John L. Burns. Gettysburg shoemaker, who upon seeing the Union soldiers march past his home, joined the Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded, but survived to become a national celebrity. Original 2.25 x 4 full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Burns posing with his Enfield rifle, backstamped “Published by E.&H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York, from Photographic Negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery,” and signed on the front in the lower border in black ink, “John L. Burns.” Scattered light silvering to edges of image, and a bit of trivial toning and rubbing to image, otherwise fine condition. A scarce and boldly signed offering. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 324. Ambrose E. Burnside. 326. Samuel Cooper. Highest- ALS signed “A. ranking Confederate general E. Burnside,” (1798–1876) during the Civil War. two pages on Printed General Orders No. 41, two adjoining three pages, 4 x 6.25, December sheets, 5 x 8, 11, 1852. Orders concern the court martial against Surgeon Lyman United States Stone for “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.” Signed Senate Cham- on the last page, “S. Cooper.” In very good condition, with uniform ber, Washington toning, a vertical crease along right side, and marginal binding holes. letterhead, June RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 26, 1879. Gen- eral Burnsidewrites to the Honorary Simon Stevens of New York, in part: “I am in 327. D-Day: Bill Millin. Personal piperno way identified either by interest or prejudice in any of the routes, to Simon Fraser, commander of 1 Specialbut am guided in my actions by a desire to protect the interests and Service Brigade at D-Day. Felt tip signature,integrity of our country.” Two horizontal mailing folds, one of which “Piper Bill Millin, 1st Commando Brigade,”lightly grazes the signature, a few trivial stray marks, and pencil nota- on a white card. Matted with a photo oftions to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA Millin playing his bagpipes to an overalland RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) size of 8 x 10. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)325. Mark W. 328. Charles De-Clark. Two one- vens. Lawyer andpage TLSs, both statesman (1820–1891)signed “Mark W. who served as a UnionClark,” one from general during the Civil1947 measur- War. ALS signed “Chasing 6.5 x 8 and Devens,” two pages onone from 1960 two adjoining sheets, 4.5measuring 8.5 x x 7, November 15, 1886.11. The 1960 letter reads, in part: “I am happy to autograph the Fifth In part: “I do not see howArmy stamp put out by your country. We who fought in the Fifth Army it is possible for me to be in Worcester…on the account of a familyare mighty proud that Brazil saw fit to honor the Fifth Army with the gathering. If it is possible I will come for I have the greatest regardstamp.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds to both and mild toning and respect for the memory of dear young Grant.” In fine condition,to the 1947 letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) with a paperclip impression to top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)94 Military
  • 97. Frustrated, Custer complains about undisciplined troops: “a great portion of the time he has been under the influence of liquor, frequently to such an extent to unfit him for duty”329. George A. Custer. LS signed “G. A. Custer,” 7.75 x 9.75, October 15, 1865. Letter to Major George Lee complaining of the conduct ofa paymaster under Custer’s command. In part: “I desire to call the attention of the Major General Commanding to the conduct of Major McAl-lister Paymaster U.S.A. while at this point paying off the troops of my command. He has been here probably ten days…a great portion of thetime he has been under the influence of liquor, frequently to such an extent to unfit him for duty, and on one occasion when intoxicated, sent‘his clerks as deputies to pay the men of the pontoon train.’ He has kept his room at the hotel almost daily as a gambling room frequently be-ing engaged the greater portion of the night gambling with officers of this Command. Major McAllister has been frequently seen playing cardsand betting upon the games during his stay. The sum of money upon the table at times and being played for has been reported to me as beinglarge…I respectfully submit the above statement with the accompanying statements of Officers for the consideration of the Major GeneralCommanding. I would add that Major McAllister has left this point for Houston, and expressed his intention before leaving of hastening to NewOrleans and tendering his resignation before this report could be received and be acted upon.” Partial separation along hinge, scattered mildtoning, and slight show-through from text on reverse, otherwise fine condition.In October of 1865, only six months after the close of the Civil War, Custer led the 2nd Division of Cavalry into Austin, where he became Chiefof Cavalry for the Department of Texas. The duration of the march and occupation there was marked with considerable friction and near mutinyfrom the volunteer cavalry regiments who resented the imposed discipline from this Eastern Theater general for whom they had no respect.In this letter, Custer focuses on a newcomer to his command, Major McAllister, who appears to have joined the insolent troops, encouragedtheir misbehavior, and left for New Orleans as quickly as he came.At the beginning of November 1865, Custer’s division was mustered out and replaced by regulars of the US 6th Cavalry Regiment: thoughunsuccessful, several members planned an ambush on Custer upon their discharge. His reputation as a disciplinarian never diminished,earning him the nicknames ‘Iron Butt’ and ‘Hard Ass’ (a playful jab from his troops in the Indian War for his physical stamina in the saddle aswell as his strict discipline), but moving forward he had no further disruption from his men. Already heading towards Indian territories where hewould meet his fate 11 years later, the general struggles to rein in a cavalry of insubordinate, drunken troops before continuing his campaign.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Military 95
  • 98. 332. Enola Gay and Bock’s Car. Collection of 15 items consist- 337. Generals. Five glossy 4 x ing of signatures, signed photos, 6 photos, three color, each signed prints, covers, and printed poems, in felt tip by the respective four and a souvenir typescript, each star officer pictured. Signers are: signed by a member of the Enola James Holloway III, Glenn Otis,Gay or Bock’s Car crews, with a couple of the items signed by more Earl Anderson, Earl O’Loughlin,than one. Signers are: Charles Sweeney (3), Fred J. Olivi, Dutch Van and Carl Stiner. In fine condition.Kirk, Morris Jeppson (2), Paul Tibbets (4), George Caron (2), Tom RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)Ferebee, C. D. Albury, John Kuharek, R. H. Nelson, Ray Gallagher,and Joe Stiborik. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)333. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets.Chilling 8 x 10 cardstock photo of theHiroshima mushroom cloud, signed inblue felt tip, “Paul Tibbets, Pilot.” In finecondition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 336. Mitsuo Fuchida. One of Japan’s most skilled fliers, Fuchida (1902– 1976) command- 338. Winfield Scott Hancock. Union general (1824–1886) who ed the air attack distinguished himself in the Battle of Gettysburg and later commanded against Pearl Har- Custer and the 7th Cavalry against the Cheyenne in the disastrous bor on December 1867 campaign known as ‘Hancock’s War.’ Partly-printed DS, signed7, 1941, and was the last to leave the battle area. After World War II, “Winf. S. Hancock,” one page, 24 x 19, November 2, 1885. MilitaryFuchida converted to Christianity and became a nondenominational Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States certificate issued topreacher, traveling frequently to America and later becoming a US Lieutnenat Colonel John Wesley Pinel “as a Companion of the Firstcitizen. FDC with a cachet honoring the Garden and Horticultural Class.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock, and countersigned byClubs of America, signed in blue felt tip in English and Japanese, with John P. Nicholson. Scattered creases and wrinkles, a couple of edgea biblical notation. Water spot to first couple of Japanese characters, tears, uniform toning, and some scattered light soiling, otherwisemild rippling and creases to cachet area, and light pencil mailing ad- very good condition. Rolled. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auctiondress written along bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)COA.…(MB $200) Hampton in Washington to attend the funeral of his old comrade, General Johnston 339. Wade Hampton. Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, March 25, 1891. Letter to Secretary of the Interior John Noble. In part: “Mr. Jones called on me the day you saw him & made all explanation assuring me tho that the lady should be promoted promptly in accordance with your order. I therefore feel secure that the matter is safe in your hands, & I merely wish to thank you for your kindness. I came on only to attend the funeral of Genl Johnston & I fear that I may not have the pleasure of seeing you before my departure.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a pencil notation to front. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)96 Military
  • 99. Hampton makes legislative promises in the run up to the heated South Carolina gubernatorial election of 1876340. Wade Hampton. Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) whoreplaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battle-field. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. ALS, onepage, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, State Democratic Executive Committee letterhead, October17, 1876. Letter to I. J. Robertson. In full: “A great pressure of business has kept mefrom replying sooner to your letter & I now enclose the Resolution adopted by the De,Ex. Com, in reference to the matter you brought to my attention. I have only to say thatthis Resolution meets my approval & will govern my action should I be elected Governorof this State.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scatteredlight toning and soiling over portions of text and signature, otherwise fine condition.At the time of this letter, Hampton was embroiled in the 1876 South Carolina gubernatorialrace, the most hotly contested and bloodiest in state history. He was the first southerngubernatorial candidate to run opposing Reconstruction, and his supporters, known asRed Shirts, were notorious for their violent tactics. Both parties claimed victory after the election in November, and for over six months twolegislatures operated in the state, each claiming to be legitimate. The South Carolina Supreme Court eventually named Hampton the winnerand the “Savior of South Carolina” served as governor until 1879. A fine letter dating from one of the most important elections in South Caro-lina’s history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 341. Studholme Hodgson. British commander (1708–1798) 343. Iwo Jima. Glossy 11 x 14 photo best rememberd for commanding of the Iwo Jima flag raising, signed in blue the 1761 expedition that captured felt tip by three Medal of Honor recipients Bell Isle. Manuscript DS, signed from that battle: Jack Lucas, Hershel Wil- “S. Hodgson,” one page, 8 x 12.5, liams, and George Wahlen. In very fine June 30, 1761. British military condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) warrant for subsistence pay. In part: “I do hereby direct and require that out of the Treasure in your hands for the use of the Forces under my Command you do advance without deduction unto Lieutenant George King of His Majesty’s Ninetieth Regimentof Foot Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Hugh Mor-gan, the Sum of Six Hundred and Thirty four Pounds Five Shillings 344. Albert Sidney Johnston. American military officer (1803–Ster. Value upon account of the Subsistence of this said Regiment.” 1862) who fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War. UponIn very good condition, with small separations along intersecting hearing of the secession of Texas in 1861, he resigned his Army com-folds, partial separation to hinge, and some light rippling and toning. mission and became Confederate commander of Western Department,RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) making him the second-highest-ranking general in the CSA. On April 6, 1862, as he led the fierce Confederate charge at Shiloh, he took a bullet to the knee; though the wound did not appear serious, the bullet342. Iwo Jima: Charles Lind- had struck a major artery, and Johnston bled to death, becoming theberg. Thirteen items consisting highest-ranking casualty of the war. Uncommon ink signature, “A. S.of various size signed photos, a Johnston,” on an off-white 3.75 x .75 clipped slip. Slip is affixed tocommemorative cover, a business the top of a brief undated 4.75 x 8 ALS from Johnston’s wife, whichcard and printed lyrics, each signed reads, “I send as you requested my husband’s autograph.” Irregularin felt tip or pencil by Lindberg. In edges, a few stray ink marks, and slight toning to top right cornerfine condition. RRAuction COA.… tip from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified(MB $100) PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Military 97
  • 100. 345. Husband E. Kimmel. Ameri- 349. Ivan Kozhedub. World War IIcan naval admiral (1882–1968) who fighter ace (1920-1991) credited withcommanded the Pacific Fleet at the time 62 individual air victories. Color 29 xof the attack on Pearl Harbor. Relieved 22.75 print of Kozhedub’s Lavochkinof his command after the attack, Kimmel La-7, numbered #346/950, signed inretired shortly thereafter and spent much effort defending his actions. pencil. Also signed in pencil by theFDC with a cachet honoring Wildlife Conservation, signed in blue ink. artist, Jerry Crandall. In fine condition.In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 346. Robert Howe. Major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ALS signed “R Howe,” one page, 7.5 x 9, no date. Brief letter to an unidentified recipient. In full: “I forward the inclosed letter by the desire of our friend. If you wish to send an answer I go up to his quarters on or about twelve today.” Intersecting folds, a partial separation to the central horizontal fold, scattered edge wear and creases, a bit of mild toning, and a small pencil notation to top left, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)347. James Longstreet. Confederate general (1821–1904) who distinguished himself atBull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5.5 x 9,Piedmont Hotel letterhead, June 1, 1880. Letter to Senator, and future Supreme Court Justice,L. Q. C. Lamar. In full: “The papers report opposition to my confirmation in your HonroableSenate. I desire to say that any charges that may be brought against me, save that I am anhonorable Republican are false and I can so prove them and those who make them knowthem to be false. Otherwise they would long ago have made them before a civil tribunal. Youare reported, by the papers, as favorable to the confirmation. It is therefore due you that Ishould make this assurance.” Small separations along fragile horizontal folds, uniform toning,scattered creases and wrinkles, and pencil notations to back, otherwise very good condition.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) “A regular Monkey & Son time, Mobs-riots-streets filled with excited people yelling death to Blanco! Muerta” 348. Fitzhugh Lee. American soldier and politician (1835–1905), nephew of Robert E. Lee, who was a Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War and a general during the Spanish- American War. In the interval between the two wars, Lee served as Governor of Virginia and Consul General at Havana. ALS, in pencil, five pages, 8 x 10, January 14, 1898. Letter written as American Consul at Havana, describing the civil war then raging in Cuba only weeks prior to the explosion that destroyed the U.S.S. Maine. In part: “We have had a high old time here since Wednesday morning last. A regular Monkey & Son time, Mobs-riots-streets filled with excited people yelling death to Blanco! Muerta (death) to Autonomeinal viva Weyler &c &c. The attackwas started by Spanish officers some 50 in number who broke into and destroyed a newspaper office. The Reconcentration is a newspaperin favor of autonomy. A large crowd followed them & they then came up to the La Discussion paper which had its office just to the left of Ivylnglaterra as you look at the square. lt was formerly an insurgent paper or leaned that way & Weyler suppressed it and its editor fled out of thecountry & returned going to the Insurgents-his name was Coronado or some such name…By this time the officers has quite a crowd behindthem-the foremost men rushed into the building over some of its police etc and tore up everything…and the crowd yelling and shouting muertaBlanco… the streets are crowded with the regular soldiers-Infantry and Cavalry there is a strong undercurrent of feeling and excitement vsBlanco and Autonomy. Nothing so far against the U.S. I feel very sorry for ole Blanco because he has been sent here to do an impossiblething - his own troop regulars will not support him in it and the volunteers the local defense fellows are very bitter…These fellows in all this arethe extreme Spaniards…They all prefer U.S… Annexation to Autonomy. Whatever may be the outcome of all this, it demonstrates the failureof autonomy…all classes may ask for U.S. intervention. It is only thing left now and it has become whether to question. We are on the eve ofsomething interesting.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Partial separations and tears along fragile folds, uniform toning to allpages, scattered creases and edge chips, and a trimmed bottom edge to last page, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)98 Military
  • 101. Lee writes an affectionate letter to his “beautiful daughters,” inviting them to a review of General Hill’s corps350. Robert E. Lee. War-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” onepage, lightly-lined, 8 x 9.25, September 10, 1863. Letter writtenfrom “Camp,” to Margaret and Carrie, referred to by Lee as “Mybeautiful daughters.” In full: “I have not seen you all day. I hopethis has not made you as sad as it has me. I would have goneto you this afternoon, but heard you went to ride on horsebackwith some of the young men. Tomorrow I shall be engaged allthe m’ing. There will be a review of Hill’s corps at 3 P. M., shouldweather permit. If you wish to be present, I will send the wagon &can then see you on the ground at intervals at least. Let me knowyour wishes. I have kept a basket of grapes for you all day. I senda letter for Carrie, which came tonight. It looks as if it came fromthe Signal officer. Rob [son Robert E. Lee, Jr.] does not like itsappearance, and is taking refuge in sleep, in hopes to smotherhis sorrow. Good night. May good angels guard you & bright vi-sions cheer you.” Beautifully archivally double matted and framedwith a portrait of Lee, to an overall size of 22 x 16.5. In very goodcondition, with intersecting folds, all writing and signature moderately faded and light, but still legible, a bit of mild toning, and a rough left edge.Lee writes to Margaret and Caroline Stuart, daughters of Julia Calvert Stuart and relatives of his wife, Mary Randolph Custis. Julia was closefriends with Mrs. Lee and was one of the bridesmaids at the Lee’s wedding in 1831. Here, the general invites the women to the review ofLieutenant General A. P. Hill’s Third Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He also alludes to the young women’s suitors with his mention ofthe “ride on horseback with some of the young men.” The sisters replied to him promptly, and he responded with a letter written the followingday, lightheartedly chiding them for keeping “up too late last night” with their “numerous beaux, the ‘Stonewall band.’” In September of 1863,Lee was faced with discouraging Confederate prospects after the defeat at Gettysburg in July. He had offered his resignation to PresidentDavis the month before this letter, but Davis refused his request. An intimate letter providing insight into Lee’s family life. Pre-certified JohnReznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) The legendary general presents 352. Douglas MacArthur. an oversized portrait to Vintage 7.5 x 9.5 head-and- California’s governor shoulders photo, signed in foun- tain pen, “Douglas MacArthur.” Photo is affixed to an identical 351. Douglas MacArthur. size board. Trimmed edges and Vintage matte-finish 10.75 a few light surface dings and x 13.75 full-length Weldon creases, otherwise fine condition. Burnham portrait of MacArthur Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR waving as he exits a building, Auction COA.…(MB $200) signed and inscribed in fountain pen to former California governor Goodwin Knight, “To Governor and Mrs. Knight, In cordial re- membrance of Jan. 26, 1955, Douglas MacArthur.” Photo is 353. Douglas MacArthur. affixed to a slightly larger brown Three different Philippine postage board. In very good condition, stamps honoring MacArthur affixedwith signature and inscription moderately faded and light, but still to a 3.75 x 2.5 off-white card, signedmostly legible, trimmed edges, and some light discoloration from across the stamps in fountain penadhesive on reverse. Accompanied by two ALSs from MacArthur’s by MacArthur. In fine condition.wife Jean. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Military 99
  • 102. Writing in 1861 of the “terrible national calamity impending over us,” Lee reflects “Yet how happy are the dead, & how much distress have they been spared”354. Robert E. Lee.Incredible war-dated ALSsigned “R. E. Lee,” threelightly-lined pages on twoadjoining sheets, 5.25 x8, May 11, 1861. Letterto his cousin Jane B.Peter. In full: “I am verymuch obliged to you foryour kind letter of the 4th.Your remembrances wellwishes & prayers are verygrateful to me & I assureI stand in need of all. Ihave thought of you &Cousin Washington veryoften & the terrible nationalcalamity impending over us, was not sufficient, heavy as I feel it to be, to turn my thoughts from you in your time of sorrow. I joined in yourgrief dear Cousin Jane, sympathized in your affliction. Yet how happy are the dead, & how much distress have they been spared! May Godenable you to bear yours.As regards your young friend…it will give me great pleasure to advance his wishes & I desired him to see Dr. Gibson, Surgeon Gen; of theVirga troops & get his aid. I felt bound in cander [sic] to tell him the difficulties in his way. That there are a great many in the state in his situ-ation, applying for positions which they have been unable to obtain, & that I could not feel sanguine of his success. Still I would hope. I havenot seen him since but have not forgotten him, & have had his name entered on the list of applicants.I presume you have heard of the embarassing [sic] situation of O. It is a high handed measure, which I suppose they rely upon the exigenciesof war to justify, & which I fear will be appealed to on both sides for approval of many enormities before this war shall end.You have no cause of congratulation Cousin Jane, I am long to say for the position I at present occupy. If I had the ability I have not the meansto accomplish what is desired. You will see then that I need all of your kind consideration.I am much obliged for your invitation to May. On the 9th she was still at A. The girls had gone to the interior. With much love to Cousin W & yourchildren.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Lee’s hand to “Mrs. Peter, Washington Peter Esqr., Linwood, EllicottsMills P. A., Maryland.” In fine condition, with a couple small separations along intersecting horizontal and vertical folds and hinge.Lee wrote this letter to his cousin in May 1861, only weeks after resigning his commission in the Union army and taking command of the Vir-ginia state militia. As this correspondence indicates, the decision to side with his state continued to agonize him. Privately, he had denouncedsecession as “revolution,” and desired a peaceful resolution between the North and South. “I can anticipate no greater calamity for the countrythan a dissolution of the Union,” he had written to his son. But by the spring of 1861, the “terrible national calamity” was imminent and hechose to stand by his native Virginia.His decision had almost immediate consequences, beginning with the loss of his home. The “embarassing situation of O” likely refers to hiswife’s cousin, Orton W. Williams, who alerted her that Union forces would soon occupy the Lee estate in Arlington. Concerned with the safetyof his family, Lee urged his wife and daughters to leave the mansion overlooking the Potomac. “The girls had gone to to the interior” while hiswife managed the removal of family heirlooms to safety. Soon after, in what Lee terms a “high-handed measure,” the Union Army occupiedthe Lee estate, the mansion becoming the headquarters of the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. Lee never set foot on the property again.Lee letters of this significance rarely come to market, and his candid discussion of the impending conflict and the loss of his family estate makethis an exceptionally desirable example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)100 Military
  • 103. 355. Walker Mahurin. The 358. Nelson A. Miles.first USAAF double ace in Europe American soldier (1839–and the first recipient of the Silver 1925) who earned aStar in the famous 56th Fighter niche in military historyGroup. Original acrylic painting as the only man to serveby Ray Waddey, canvas stretched as an officer in the Civilover a wooden frame, 24 x 18, War, Indian Wars, anddepicting Mahurin banking away Spanish-American War.from a fighter he just shot down, signed in black felt tip, “Walker A. Though the nearly eighty-year-old Miles volunteered to serve duringMahurin,” and also signed by Waddey. In fine condition. RRAuction World War I, his offer was declined by Woodrow Wilson. Ink signature,COA.…(MB $100) “Nelson A. Miles, Lieutenant General, U. S. Army,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 356. Anthony McAuliffe. FDC with a cachet honoring the United Nations World Refugee Year, signed in blue ballpoint, “A. McAuliffe, General, U.S. Army.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100) Rare war-dated correspondence from the defiant American commander357. Anthony McAuliffe.United States Army gen-eral (1898–1975) who com-manded the force defendingBastogne, Belgium, duringthe Battle of the Bulge inWorld War II. He was famous 359. Billy Mitchell. American World War I ace (1879–1936).for his brief reply to a German His zealous ambition, overreaching bravado, and vocal criti-surrender ultimatum: ‘Nuts!’ cism of the War and Navy departments following the war ledAt the 60th anniversary of to a court-martial, a guilty verdict, and prior to a suspension,the battle, a veteran claimed his resignation from the military in 1926. TLS signed “Wm.that McAuliffe never uttered Mitchell,” one page, 6 x 7, Boxwood letterhead, Novemberthat exact word, but reporters 18, 1934. Brief letter to a collector. In full: “Herewith is myfound his actual phrasing too autograph, which you requested.” In fine condition, with astrong and toned it down for bit of light mirroring of signature and a couple light creases.their dispatches home. War- RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)dated TLS signed “A. C. McAuliffe,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, 103rdInfantry Division letterhead, February 14, 1945. In a letter to J. F.Seiberling of Seiberling Rubber Company, In part: “I would like tooffer you my congratulations on turning out a record number of trucktires during December. It is encouraging to us here to know that you 360. Mountbattenback home appreciate how tough the Nazis are. I suspect there will of Burma. FDC withbe much hard fighting before it is over here. We certainly have cause a cachet honoring theto be optimistic right now in view of the sensational progress of the National FoundationRussians in the East and the steady progress of the Americans and for Infantile Paralysis,British in the West. We all hope and pray with you for a quick vic- signed in fountain pentory.” Light creasing and toning, and faint shadows at each corner “Mountbatten of Burma,from previous mounting, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by A. F.” In fine condition,the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction with light toning and central vertical fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $200) Military 101
  • 104. Unable to find the French, Nelson writes from Sicily regarding vessels in his fleet361. Horatio Nelson. Highly esteemed British admiral (1758–1805)best known for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, during which, inthe Battle of Trafalgar, he lost his life. Upper half of an LS, one page bothsides, 8 x 6.25, July 22, 1798. Letter, written on board the HMS Vanguard,to the master of the HMS Orion Minotaur. In part: “John Payton…of HisMajesty’s Ship Defence having by the letter of yesterday’s date acquaintedme that the Purser of His Majesty’s…of and if found as represented youwill order the same into the charge & Custody of the Boatswain of thesaid Ship reporting to me from under your hand.” Letter continues on thereverse, “of and if found as represented you will Order the same into thecharge & Custody of the Boatswain of the said Ship, reporting to me fromunder your hand your proceeding therein. Given on board His Majesty’sShip Vanguard Syracuse 22d July 1798. To the Masters of His Majesty’sShips Orion Minotaur.” In good condition, with ink spot over portion of firstname of signature, intersecting folds, two passing through single lettersof signature, with partial tape repair to separation along central horizontalfold, scattered toning and soiling, a few other ink spots, as well as a smallburn mark to top edge.When Nelson wrote this letter, his fleet had just reached Syracuse on theisland of Sicily. “I have not been able to find the French Fleet, to my greatmortification,” he wrote at the time to his wife. Nelson’s fleet had narrowlymissed the French in June in Alexandria, and heading north, reached thecoast of Anatolia before continuing to Sicily in July. In this letter, Nelsonmentions the HMS Vanguard and HMS Orion Minotaur, both Royal Navy74-gun ships of the line. The day after this correspondence, Nelson leftSyracuse, and on August 1, 1798, he finally found the French fleet offAlexandria, beginning the Battle of the Nile. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Desirable surrender portrait inscribed to a Rhode Island senator 362. Chester Nimitz. Vintage 14 x 11 paperstock photo of Nimitz signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Sena- tor J. Howard McGrath—with best wishes and great appreciation, C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN.” Image portion bears a printed signature of Nimitz as well. Portion of signature and inscription a few shades light, but still legible, and mild rippling and toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)102 Military
  • 105. 363. Hiroo Onoda. WWII Impe- 364. Pearl Harbor.rial Japanese Army intelligence Five glossy photos, twoofficer who, under the specific 4 x 6 and three 6 x 4,orders to never surrender, spent each signed in ink or felta staggering thirty years holding tip by a different Pearlout in the Philippines until receiving Harbor survivor. Sign-definitive word that the war was ers are: Duane Reyelts,over. Signed book: No Surrender: My Thirty Year War. First edition. Donald Gordon, SterlingTokyo: Kodansha International, 1974. Hardcover with dustjacket, Cale, Vincent Muirhead, and John DeFields. In fine condition. RRAuc-6 x 8.5, 219 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink in English tion COA.…(MB $100)and Japanese. In fine condition, with some light wear to dustjacket.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) “The new preacher here is always preying that we be delivered from the evils of idleness. If he ever lived a day in barracks I guess he would have less fear of our going to hell by that road” 365. George S. Patton. ALS signed “Geo S. Patton, Jr,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, January 28. Letter to his Aunt Nomie. In part (with Patton’s grammar and spelling retained): “I am feeling fine and am nearly in training I go over to the gym every afternoon at five and exercise hard for half an hour then go down stairs and wrestle for fifteen minutes. Wrestling is the best exercise I ever tried it uses every muscle in your body to the utmost and particularly strengthens ones neck besides it keeps your nose out of the way of elbows and don’t dislocate your shoulders you can’t get hurt much. Just now I have a… black eye from it but it is due to my carelessness…The new preacher here is always preying that we be delivered from the evils of idleness. If he ever lived a day in barracks I guess he would have less fear of our going to hell by that road. I guess that my chances of getting first corp are gone that man Greble is as military as I am and has a lot more pull still I will get one any way I hope.” In fine condition, with pencil notation to top offirst page, and some scattered light toning and foxing. An early Patton letter detailing army life showing his dogged determination to climb theranks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)366. John J. Pershing. Vin-tage matte-finish 7.5 x 13 photo,signed and inscribed in fountainpen “To the Honorable Chas. P.Caldwell, with cordial regards,John J. Pershing.” Photo bearsa raised Signal Corps seal tolower left. Trimmed edges,light to moderate contrast tosignature and inscription, and 367. Philippe Petain. French general who was honored as a na-a couple of minor creases to tional hero for his defense of Verdun during World War I, but who wasbackground, otherwise fine convicted after World War II of dealings with the enemy while headcondition. Pre-certified PSA/ of the collaborationist Vichy regime. One of Petain’s personal callingDNA and RRAuction COA.… cards, 4 x 2.25, signed on the front in black ink, “Ph. Petain 13-1-31.”(MB $200) In very good condition, with light overall toning with a heavier block of toning to center from tape remnant on reverse and a few bends. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Military 103
  • 106. Pickett posts an 1856 order to headquarters while grappling with restive Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest368. George E. Pickett. Virginia-born military officer (1825–1875)who fought with distinction during the Mexican-American War, re-signing his commission to join the Confederate forces shortly afterthe beginning of the Civil War. Rising to the rank of Confederatebrigadier general within a year, a division led by Pickett arrived onthe second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. In an attack that wouldcome to be immortalized as ‘Pickett’s Charge,’ more than half ofthe Confederate forces were wiped out. ALS signed “G. E. Pickett,Capt. 9th Infy, Comg Co. D,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75,July 4, 1856. Brief letter to Colonel H. K. Craig, Chief of Ordnanceof the U. S. Army. In full: “I have the honor to enclose the returnof Ordnance & ordnance stores pertaining to Compy ‘D’ 9th Infy.For the 2nd Quarter 1856.” Nicely double matted and framed witha seated portrait of Pickett and a biographical plaque to an overallsize of 25.25 x 25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, andsome scattered light toning and soiling.Pickett began serving with the 9th U.S. Infantry in Texas and in 1855was promoted to captain in the regiment. The year of this letter, hewas dispatched the Pacific Northwest to quell tensions between whitesettlers and Native Americans. He would command the construc-tion of Fort Bellingham on Bellingham Bay in Washington Territory, where he would learn the Chinook language and become sensitive to thepredicament of the local Indians. In Washington, Pickett married Morning Mist, a Native American woman of the Haida tribe, who would givebirth to his son, James Tilton Pickett. A fine example. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 369. Pilots. Two 371. Eddie Rickenbacker. TLS, one color satin-finish 10 x page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, 8 photos: one of Hank February 9, 1971. Letter to an admirer. In Potter, Rex T. Barber, part: “Your…copy of my book ‘Seven Came and Charles W. Lindberg Through’ was awaiting me on my return to theposing together at a reunion, signed in the lower border in black city after an absence of approximately threeballpoint and felt tip by all three; and one of Charles Lindberg and weeks, and I was happy to autograph thisUrban L. Drew, signed in black felt tip by Lindberg and in blue felt tip book for you.” In fine condition. Accompaniedby Drew. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)370. Colin Powell.Three one-page TLSs,two on Chairman ofthe Joint Chiefs of Staff 372. Norman Schwarzkopf.letterhead, dated 1992, Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Schwarzkopf1993, and 1994. Gen- posing outdoors in civilian clothes,eral Powell responds to greetings from a well-wisher, with one letter signed in black felt tip. In very finereading in part: “I am indeed flattered that you think me worthy of condition. RRAuction COA.…(MBpolitical office. Since retiring, however, I have been devoting all my $100)energies to working on my autobiography and honoring speakingobligations around the country.” In overall fine condition. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $100)104 Military
  • 107. “Arriving at a figure that will justify the mental anguish of such a gross injustice that I think was done to me could be quite considerable”373. Robert F. Scott. TLS signed “General Bob,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, personalletterhead, October 10, 1974. Letter to the president of the American Freedom TrainFoundation seeking restitution for broken promises. In part: “This is a great country.This dedicated patriot spent three days…at your request, with his memorabilia foryour use and to be the first of two speakers at the first planning conference at whatyou call the American Freedom Train. Nine months later your Preamble Expresssped through this patriot’s city, blowing its whistle, evidently indicating to this patriot to move out of the way…Arriving at a figure that will justifythe mental anguish of such a gross injustice that I think was done to me could be quite considerable…Therefore, to answer your request, Iconsider the monetary consideration to be $22,000. This sum is for the two items referred to herein, namely, the excellent coverage I gaveyour project and the mental anguish of the gross injustice.” In fine condition, with rusty staple hole to top left of pages, several ink notations tosecond page (one indicating Scott’s request), and a few wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 374. William T. Sherman. Ink signature, “Yrs truly, W. T. Sherman,” on an off-white 5 x 1.5 slip, clipped from the closing of a letter, with typed notations along bottom edge. In very good condition, with central vertical fold through second initial, scattered ton- ing and soiling, show-through from writing and mounting remnants on reverse, and a horizontal fold directly above signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Impoverished and scandalized, Grant still has his great general’s support375. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,”four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, 92Garrison Avenue letterhead, January 14, 1885. Letter to Alfreddiscussing U. S. Grant’s financial troubles. In part: “I havepurposely abstained from writing you about the Grant affairbecause at Philadelphia I discovered that there was somemystery about the case not revealed to me in New York. I havea letter from Mr. Drexel of Philadelphia in which he says Mr.Child had seen General Grant who was compelled to keepsilent for a time when all would be revealed satisfactory to his friends etc…Genl Dodge…said his information came from Genl Grant’s house,and that he himself saw the Sheriff’s office at the house…Now Mr. Depew told me that Mr. Vanderbilt was anxious to get rid of the whole thingand offered to sell his judgement for $100,000 thereby throwing off $50,000 of principal and about $10,000 of interest.My first conclusion was to get parties to raise this 100 th[ousand], buy off Vanderbilt, hold till Spring, sell the real property…But Mr. Drexel waswilling to do anything, everything for Genl. Grant, but nothing for Vanderbilt. As soon as l saw there was a hitch l declared myself out, and thatGenl Grant mentally & physically was able to manage his own business, that l would not take another step unless Genl. Grant requested it inwriting. I have since seen the correspondence between Vanderbilt & the Grants. Vanderbilt’s offer of the whole was an afterthought, but Grantwants to wipe out the whole debt and stand free. He can never hold property with the liabilities of Grant & Ward hanging over him. I am sorryto have given you trouble. ” In fine condition, with two vertical folds to left side and an ink notation at the top of the first page, presumably bythe recipient.In 1881, already on shaky financial grounds, Grant placed almost all of his financial assets into Grant & Ward, an investment banking part-nership established by his son with Ferdinand Ward. In 1884, Ward swindled Grant, bankrupted the company, and fled. Depleted of fundsand living off his retirement pay from the Army while also fighting throat cancer, Grant struggled to pay back a personal loan from William H.Vanderbilt. In this letter by his Civil War champion General Sherman, we see his lifelong friend attempt to help him out of his tough spot: “Myfirst conclusion was to get parties to raise this 100 th[ousand], buy off Vanderbilt, hold till Spring, sell the real property… Mr. Drexel was willingto do anything, everything for Genl. Grant, but nothing for Vanderbilt.” A poignant letter showing that the friendship forged on the battlefieldtwenty years earlier remained strong until the end.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Military 105
  • 108. Advocating for his father-in-law’s promotion in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons, Stuart argues “the operations of the army are such as to urge upon Congress an increase particularly of the mounted force of our army”379. J. E. B. Stuart. Fabled Confederate general (1833–1864)best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as acavalry officer. After leading successful offensive actions during theNorthern Virginia Campaign—as well as a ‘late,’ disastrous show-ing at Gettysburg, which led to a personal rebuke by Lee—Stuartwas killed during the Overland Campaign at the age of 31. ALSsigned “J. E. B. Stuart, 1st Lt., 1st Cav,” one page both sides, 7.5x 10, December 4, 1857. Letter to Virginia Senator R. M. T. Hunter,marked “Private” at the top. In full: “I trust you will excuse the libertyI have taken in addressing you this letter without myself the honorof acquaintance with you. The matter to which I wish to draw yourattention is in itself when considered in all its bearings a sufficientapology. You are one of the two exponents most honored by mybeloved State, Virginia, and back to whom you have unquestion-ably reflected so much honor. What better advocate then for thecause of justice! My father-in-law Lieut. Col. Cooke 2nd Dragoonsis now en route to Utah, and if not already arrived there, is no doubtstruggling through the Canons of the Rocky Mountain passes, whilstthe operations of the army are such as to urge upon Congress anincrease particularly of the mounted force of our army. In such anevent his just claims for preferment might possibly be set aside asthey were in ‘55 by one on the spot, and now as then he be left toplod his way through the very slow stages of regular promotion,unless some friend be able and willing to urge his claims to a suc-cessful issue. From a knowledge of your public character duringthe whole of your Sensational career, not to omit the esteem inwhich you were held by my father the late Archibald Stuart of Patrick, I have felt secure in writing to you as such a friend, without Cal Cooke’sknowledge or consent - to ask you to secure for him a Colonelcy in one of the new mounted Regts. I do not scruple to say that the recordshows him eminently qualified for a higher position. Still I fancy that unless the army is increased beyond all expectations that any positionbeyond the grade of COL. has been already promised. I will not descant upon Cal C.’s merits. His history is identified with our frontier his-tory for the last 20 years. In the Sec’y War’s reports concerning Indian warfare in New Mexico in the Spring of ‘54. the Souix Campaign ‘55,and the most important and delicate trust of Kansas matters in ‘56 (Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov.) as shown in Colonel Davis’ last report abundantlyshow more than I could say. Besides if I am not mistaken you are personally acquainted with him. His brother was the late Jno. R. Cooke ofRichmond. Any assistance you may feel authorized to give him will meet, I feel sure, with the hearty cooperation of the whole VA delegation,and gain for you the still greater esteem and heartfelt gratitude of the Col. and his friends, who like myself are anxious for his advancement.I have read with great satisfaction your letter to Mr. Leake. It expresses sentiments which should be entertained by every southerner. ‘JimLane’ is ranting, but Kansas takes no notice of him.”Letter is beautifully double cloth matted and framed, so both sides may be viewed, with a printed map of various trail routes and an image ofa wagon train, to an overall size of 21 x 18.5. That frame is in turn affixed by hinges to its left edge to a larger mat and frame, which bears asmall plaque, an oval portrait of Stuart, and a transcription of the letter, to an overall size of 28.5 x 34. Intersecting folds, two small tack holesto top edge, a couple of trivial edge tears, some scattered light toning, and a couple of brushes to text, otherwise fine condition.When he wrote this letter, Stuart was living at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with his wife and infant daughter. He was a recent veteran of clasheswith Native Americans and the violence of Bleeding Kansas. Here, he writes to Virginia Senator Robert M. T. Hunter on behalf of his fatherin law, Philip St. George Cooke, an Army cavalry officer. At the time, Cooke, who was acquainted with Brigham Young, was taking part in theUtah expedition of 1857-58. Stuart’s letter advocating for his promotion may have worked, as Cooke was made a colonel following the expedi-tion, taking command of the 2nd U.S. Dragoons. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Stuart would not have such kind words for his father in law,who sided with the Union. “He will regret it but once,” Stuart said of Cooke’s decision, “and that will be continually.” Embarrassed by his sonin law’s audacious raid encircling the Union army, Cooke left active field service after the Peninsular Campaign. A fantastic letter written in theprelude to the Civil War—an event that would tear his family apart. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)106 Military
  • 109. 380. Paul Tibbetsand Curtis LeMay.Limited edition flown 383. William Westmoreland. Glossycommemorative cover, 8 x 10 photo of Westmoreland in his7.5 x 4.5, with a color cachet honoring the introduction of the Boe- dress uniform, signed in black felt tip,ing B-29, signed in blue ballpoint by Paul Tibbets; and an FDC with “W. C. Westmoreland.” In fine condition.a cachet honoring “from Jennies to Jets,” signed in black felt tip by RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)Curtis LeMay and Paul Tibbets. In fine condition, with a uniform shadeof toning to FDC. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 381. Lew Wallace. Union general (1827–1905) who became better known as 384. World War II: Brothers of the author of the best-selling religio-historical Chivalry. Limited edition 17 x 11 novel Ben-Hur. Ink signature, “With all good print entitled Brothers of Chivalry, wishes, your friend, Lew Wallace, Crawfords- numbered #8/400, signed in pencil, ville, Ind., June 10th, 1902,” on an off-white “Charles L. Brown” and “Franz 5.75 x 8.25 album page. In fine condition, Stigler.” Also signed in pencil by with scattered soiling, small edge tear, and the artist, Kelli Spiller. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) a pencil notation to top right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Wayne writes regarding the marriage of another Revolutionary War hero, Henry ‘Light-Horse Harry’ Lee382. Anthony Wayne. Revolutionary War gen-eral (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned himthe nickname “Mad Anthony.” After demonstratinghis exceptional military abilities at Ticonderoga,Stony Point, and West Point, Wayne served in thePennsylvania legislature and as a delegate to theConstitutional Convention. Following a year in theU.S. Congress, Wayne, at Washington’s request,emerged from ‘retirement’ to lead an expedition inthe Northwest Indian War. ALS signed “Anty Wayne,”one page both sides, 6.25 x 6.25, June 14, 1782.Retained draft of a letter to Major John Rudolph. Inpart: “I have had the pleasure of Capt. McQueen’scompany & am much obliged to you for your friendly letters! I am pleased to hear that Col. Lee is made happy in Miss now Mrs Lee, he will butill brook the idea of constrain in the field of Venus. Though I am inclined to believe that he will concede…the Rubicon & will not be bound byany Contract…until he returns again…You have a worthy officer at the head of it there.” Signed at the conclusion by Wayne, with his signatureover an address panel addressed to him. Intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, repaired paper loss to secondintegral page, a couple small pencil marks, and scattered toning and wrinkling, otherwise very good condition.In June 1782, Wayne was in Georgia fighting Native Americans allied with the British. He had been ordered south following the surrender ofCornwallis, and after several engagements with the British, would take Savannah in July. In this letter, he discusses the April 1782 marriage ofColonel Henry ‘Light-Horse Harry’ Lee to Matilda Ludwell Lee, whose beauty gained her the name the ‘Divine Matilda.’ Wayne praises the union,but questions Light-Horse Harry’s ability to remain faithful, wryly remarking, “he will but ill brook the idea of constrain in the field of Venus.” Leehad resigned his commission several months earlier after Yorktown, citing fatigue and displeasure with the manner he was treated by otherofficers, and later became the governor of Virginia and the father of Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Wayne also mentions Captain JohnMcQueen, who was special envoy from General Washington to the Marquis de Lafayette. A desirable letter tying together two heroes of theRevolution, written with the end of the war in sight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Military 107
  • 110. “I am always glad to hear from for- 390. World War II: Up Periscope. Colormer members of the Rough Riders” 17.25 x 25.25 poster for the symposium en- titled Up Periscope, signed in pencil by four385. Leonard Wood. Medal of Honor– World War II sub skippers, including threewinning military officer and physician Medal of Honor recipients: C. W. Nimitz,(1860–1927) who served as Army Chief of Jr., Eugene Fluckey, George L. Street III,Staff and later as Governor General of the and Richard H. O’Kane. In fine condition.Philippines. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, March RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)24, 1920. Letter, marked “Personal,” to JohnC. Barnard. In part: “I suggest that you getin touch with Senator Moses in Washingtonwho is in charge of the situation in the South.I am always glad to hear from former members of the Rough Riders.” 391. World War II: Wake Is-Wood also adds a handwritten sentiment at the closing. In fine condi- land. Five glossy and satin-finishtion, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, photos, one 4 x 6 and four 6 x 4,and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) each signed in felt tip or ballpoint by a different participant. Signers are: Dave Kliewer, Ernest Rogers, 386. World War II: Great Raid Lloyd Nelson, Guy Kelnhoffer, and POW Rescue. Five glossy photos, John Dale. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) three 4 x 6 and two 6 x 4, including one color, each signed in felt tip or ballpoint by the participant pictured. Signers are: John Richardson, Wil- 392. World War II: Yamamoto liam Adair, Melvin Shearer, Samuel Mission. Color limited edition Ring, and William Proudfit. In fine 35 x 23.5 print entitled ‘Bogey’s!condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Eleven O’Clock High,’ numbered #1236/1250, signed in pencil by eight P-38 pilots who flew on387. World War II: Guadalcanal. the Yamamoto mission: John W.Five glossy photos, four 4 x 6 and Mitchell, Rex Barber, Doug Canning, Del Goerke, Lou Kittel, Juliusone 6 x 4, including three color, each Jacobson, Roger Ames, and Larry Graebener. Also signed in pencilsigned in felt tip by a different par- by the artist, Robert Taylor. Rolled and in fine condition. RRAuctionticipant. Signers are: Richard Greer, COA.…(MB $100)Edward Abemathy, Cary LanghorneWashburn, Howard Roberts, andGilbert Bowers. In fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 388. World War II: Okinawa. Five glossy photos, four 4 x 6 and one 6 x 4, each signed in felt tip by a participant in the battle. Signers are: James Anderson, John Dillon, Donald Dencker, Marvin Margoshes, and Charles Womack. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… 393. Sgt. Alvin C. York. American World War I hero (MB $100) (1887–1964) who won the Medal of Honor for leading a suc- cessful charge on a German machine-gun nest that resulted in 32 German deaths and the capture of 132 prisoners. Alvin389. World War II: Tibbets C. York Agricultural Institute business check, 6.5 x 2.75,and Lindberg. Two identical 10 filled out and signed by York, payable to Town Talk Clothesx 8 photos of the Japanese sign- for $33.25, November 3, 1929. In fine condition, with cancel-ing the surrender aboard the USS lation holes to body. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR AuctionMissouri, one glossy and one satin-finish, one signed in black felt tip COA.…(MB $200)by Tibbets and Lindberg, the other signed in blue felt tip by Lindberg.In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)108 Military
  • 111. space & aviation 394. Buzz Aldrin. Color 20 x 16 399. Apollo 9. Excep- NASA print of Aldrin working on the tional color satin-finish lunar surface, signed and inscribed 10 x 10 photo from of in the lower border in black felt the Apollo 9 capsule in tip, “To Robert Barrett, with best orbit, signed in silver ink, wishes, Buzz Aldrin.” Rolled and “Rendezvous in Earth in fine condition, with light toning Orbit, 7th of March 1969, to borders from previous display Dave Scott, Apollo 9 and tape along reverse edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR CMP,” “Rusty Schweick- Auction COA.…(MB $100) art,” and “Jim McDivitt, Apollo 9 CDR.” In fine condition, with a strip of adhesive remnant on 395. Buzz Aldrin. Color 11 x 14 NASA the reverse. Accompanied by a photo of Schweickart taken at time of photo of a Saturn V rocket near the Vehicle signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Assembly Building, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 400. Apollo 13. Three different commemorative covers, with 396. Buzz Aldrin. Program from the 16th cachets honoring the launch, emergency, and successful landing of International Space Development Confer- Apollo 13, signed in ink or felt tip by Jack Swigert, James Lovell, and ence, held in 1997 in Orlando, Florida, 8.5 Fred Haise respectively. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli x 11, 16 pages, signed on the front cover and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) in black ink by Buzz Aldrin, science fiction writer Ben Bova, and Frederick Ordway. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 397. Buzz Aldrin. Signed book: Encoun- ter with Tiber. Limited edition of 1500 copies (this copy No. 603). Nashville: FlatSigned Press, 2005. Leath- er-bound hardcover, 401. Apollo 14. Mailing envelope, 6.5 x 3.75, bearing a 6.25 x 9.5, 563 pages. first man on the moon stamp and a Houston, Texas, cancel- Signed in ballpoint on lation, signed in black ballpoint by Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell, the limitation page. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of private and Stu Roosa. Envelope also has a stamped address and signing. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR notation to lower right. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Auction COA.…(MB $100) Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 398. Apollo 13: Haise and Kranz. 402. Apollo 17. Apollo 17 splash- Two identical color satin- down cover with a cachet honoring finish 10 x 8 photos of the splashdown and recovery of the Kranz seated at Mission Apollo 17 crew, signed in black ink Control talking to Haise, who is on the video screen, signed in gold by Ron Evans and Gene Cernan, ink by Gene Kranz and in silver ink by Fred Haise, who adds, “Apollo and in black felt tip by Harrison 13 LMP.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction Schmitt. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) COA.…(MB $100) Space & Aviation 109
  • 112. Neil, Buzz, and Mike recognize ‘Flight’ following their history-making journey403. Apollo 11. Color glossy 9.25 x 7 photo of the Apollo 11 primecrew posing together in their spacesuits against a lunar background,affixed to a 12 x 10.5 mount, signed and inscribed in black felt tipon the mount, “To Cliff Charlesworth–With our sincere appreciationfor your friendship and your professional performance as our ‘flight’Neil Armstrong,” and “Michael Collins,” and “Buzz Aldrin,” with Arm-strong adding “Apollo 11,” next to Aldrin’s signature. Light surfaceimpression to upper left background of image, mild uniform fading tophoto, as well as signatures and inscriptions, but all still completelylegible, and a bit of mild toning to mount, otherwise fine condition.Photo was originally acquired from the Lousma Family collection.The Apollo 11 crew had good reason to thank Charlesworth for hisfriendship and “professional performance” as he served as a NASAflight director for the first moon landing. In his capacity as flightdirector for the Manned Spacecraft Center at Houston from 1962to 1970, he was ultimately responsible for all decisions pertainingto mankind’s most important spaceflight. He also served as direc-tor for Gemini 11, Gemini 12, and Apollo 8. Charlesworth died in1991. Sincere admiration from Apollo 11 to one of the forgotten heroes who made their mission a success. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RRAuction COA.…(MB $500) 404. Apollo 11. Three color 8 x 10 NASA photos of the individual Apollo 11 astronauts: one signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Charlotte—Good luck! Neil Armstrong”; one signed in black ink by Michael Collins; and one signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Ronny Thomson, with best wishes, Buzz Aldrin.” In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges to Armstrong’s photo, and three binder dings to right edge of Collins’s photo. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) “With appreciation…in making possible the International youth science visit to the launch of Apollo 17”405. Apollo 17. Signed book: Eyewitnessto Space. NY: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcoverwith dustjacket, 16.75 x 12.5, 227 pages.Inscribed on the second free end page inan unknown hand, “To Ned Gerrity: Withappreciation for your encouragement andsupport in making possible the Internationalyouth science visit to the launch of Apollo17,” and signed underneath in black felt tipby Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and HarrisonSchmitt. In fine condition, with some mildtoning to fore edges, a gift presentation on first free end page, and some light toning and creasing to dustjacket. Pre-certified Steve Zarelliand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)110 Space & Aviation
  • 113. 406. Apollo 17. Color 10 x 8 NASA ‘red-numbered’ photo of the Apollo 17 crew posing with their lunar rover in front of the launch pad, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To the Norman Family, Best regards, Ron Evans, Apollo 17, 7/1/88,” “Harrison Schmitt,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 408. Neil Arm- strong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Richard Gold—Best wishes, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a couple light creases to lower left corner tip. Accompanied by a carbon of the 1972 letter sent to Arm- strong requesting the autograph. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 409. Neil Arm- strong. Color 3 x 4.75 cardstock photo of Armstrong 407. Neil Armstrong. Uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA posing in his space photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet suit against a lunar by his side, signed in blue felt tip. Double matted and framed background, signed to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition, with signature in blue ballpoint. In lightly faded, but still completely legible. Uninscribed photos fine condition, with of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the a few scattered light entire field of space collecting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and surface impres- RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) sions. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200) Space & Aviation 111
  • 114. Holiday greetings from the first man on the moon with five signed Christmas cards410. Neil Armstrong. Collection of correspondencefrom Armstrong and his wife, in the form of Christmascards, all to the same recipient, as well as assortedunsigned items relating to Apollo 11. Included are fiveChristmas cards signed by Neil Armstrong, which aresigned as follows: (1990) “Neil Armstrong”; (1996)“Carol & Neil Armstrong,” adding “Hope you have agreat ‘97,” on the adjacent side; (1999) “Carol & NeilArmstrong”; (2002) “Carol & Neil Armstrong,” adding“We hope to pop in on you one of these days!”; and (2003) “Carol & Neil Armstrong.” Each of thecards are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes, each addressed in Armstrong’s hand.Also included are two Christmas cards signed by Armstrong’s wife, one from 1973; two Christmas cards bearing embossed signatures from the1980s; a printed invitation to a reception honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts on July 15, 1969; an invitation to the Apollo 11 launch; several book-lets and programs regarding Apollo 11; an invitation and two reserved passes to Neil Armstrong’s 1969 homecoming; and an unsigned candidcolor satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the launch of Apollo 11. In fine overall condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 411. Neil Arm- 412 . Neil Armstrong. strong. Com- Ballpoint signature, “Neil memorative Armstrong,” on an off- cover with a re- white 5 x 8 sheet of Gen- turn address of eral Time Limited statio- Air Force Kokee nery, dated in another Station in Hawaii, hand October 10, 1974. and a stamped In fine condition, with a cachet honoring central horizontal foldthe Gemini 3 mission, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Neil and some light edge ton-Armstrong. Also signed by NASA Doctor A. D. Catterson, as well as ing. Sheet also bears asix other members of the tracking station, signing in ballpoint and signature and sentimentfelt tip. In fine condition, with a few light creases and a bit of trivial from Sir Patrick Moore,soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) well away from Arm- strong’s signature which could be easily matted out. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Early 90s in-person signed recording of the Apollo 11 mission 413. Neil Armstrong. We Came In Peace For All Mankind album signed in- person on the front cover in black felt tip by Armstrong. In fine condition, with a punch hole to top right corner, mild album impressions to front cover, and some slight surface wear. The record is not included. Signature was acquired at a Make-A-Wish charity golf event circa 1992. A very uncommon format with great lunar association. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)112 Space & Aviation
  • 115. Scarce full sheet of First Man on the Moon stamps 414. Neil Armstrong. A complete set of 32 ‘First Man on the Moon’ ten- cent United States postage stamps, 9 x 10, signed across the stamps in red felt tip by Armstrong. Light overall contrast to signature, and some mild toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. A scarce offering with superb association, as Armstrong has routinely refused to sign any philatelic material for years, coupled with an exceptionally large signature! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 415. Neil Armstrong. Postal cover bearing a July 24, 1969, USS Hornet cancellation, and an Apollo 8 postage stamp, signed in black ballpoint by Armstrong. Cover also bears several typed notations and a German address. In fine condition, with a few creases and several areas of light, erased pencil remnants. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 416. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Color 16 x 20 poster of the 2006 inductees into the Astronaut Hall of Fame, signed in silver ink by Charles Bolden, Henry Hartsfield, and Brewster Shaw. Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered creases and edge dings. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 417. Alan Bean. Color limited edition 23.5 x 32 lithograph entitled ‘Too Beautiful To Have Happened By Accident,’ num- bered #585/600, depicting Bean holding 418. Astronauts. Composite 1/200 scale model of a Saturn V the flag on the lunar surface, with the earth rocket, 20.5˝ in height, presented on a wooden base, and signed on in the background, signed in pencil. Triple the sides in black felt tip by 11. Signers include: Edgar Mitchell, Jerry matted to an overall size of 30 x 38. In fine Carr, Andrew Allen, Al Worden, Richard Gordon, Walt Cunningham, condition, with some scattered light surface Scott Carpenter, Mike Mullane, Joe Kerwin, Laura Shepard (daugh- marks and a few light moldy spots to left ter of Alan Shepard), and one other. In fine condition, with some side and mat. Oversized. Pre-certified light yellowing to panels. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) COA.…(MB $200) Space & Aviation 113
  • 116. 45 Shuttle astronauts present 424. William E. Boeing. American businessman (1881–1956) who an oversized portrait founded the multibillion-dollar aircraft manufacturing company that still bears his name. Rare partly-printed DS, signed “W. E. Boeing,” one419. Astronauts. Color glossy 13.5 x 10.75 composite photo of the page, 14.25 x 8.25, December 26, 1925. Certificate, number seven,space shuttle and an astronaut, affixed to a 20 x 16 mount, signed on for 10 shares of stock in the Miller Logging Company issued to O.the mount in black felt tip by 45 astronauts including Norm Thagard, W. Tripper, signed at the conclusion by Boeing as the company’sDave Walker, Mark Lee, Rick Heib, Jim Wetherbee, Robert Gibson, president. Two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature,Brewster Shaw, Pinky Nelson, Ellen Baker, Bob Springer, Carl Meade, red cancellation endorsement to front, some light toning, and marginalBonnie Dunbar, Tom Akers, and Loren Shriver. Top of mount bears an binding holes to left edge, otherwise fine condition. There are no Boeinginscription of an affixed printed name with “With best wishes from the signatures on Boeing stocks that have ever been discovered. ThereAstronauts!,” written underneath in an unknown hand. In fine condition, were a total of 12 certificates that had his signature, and only 6 wherewith tape remnants to lower left corner and a bit of light soiling to top the signature was sharp and uncancelled like this one is—most areof mat. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) already well distributed into collections. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 420. Alan Bean. Color lim- 425. Thomas E. Braniff. ited edition 27.5 x 17.5 print en- American financier (1883– titled ‘Helping Hands,’ numbered 1954) who founded Braniff #695/850, signed in pencil by Bean. Airways and who was killed Double matted to an overall size in the crash of a private of 34 x 24. Moderate signature plane. TLS signed “Tom,” contrast against dark background, one page, 7 x 10, personaland surface dings and impressions mainly along right edge, otherwise letterhead, September 10,fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction 1931. Braniff writes toCOA.…(MB $100) Rutherford Towner. In part: “I have before me your let-421. Gene Cernan. Color 14 ter of July 2nd addressedx 11 NASA photo of the Apollo to Phil calling attention to10 command module orbiting the the fulfillment of your pre-moon, signed in black felt tip, “Gene diction that oil would reachCernan, Apollo X.” In fine condition, five cents a barrel. Yourwith a mild crease to right edge. prophecy in the matter wasPre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR so accurate that I am contemplating the preparation of a question-Auction COA.…(MB $100) naire dealing with the future prices of various commodities, including stocks which I own in insurance companies and other corporations, as well as those I would like to buy if I felt sure I had the correct dope 422. Kalpana Chawla. Payload spe- as to their future progress…. Under separate cover I am sending to cialist aboard the ill-fated Columbia. Color you a slight remembrance of our trip to Europe. It is a purse which I 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed purchased and had initialed for you at one of the Florentine Shops, in gold ink “To Rosemarie Ulbig, Best and it is not so large but what even during these depressed times wishes, Kalpana Chawla.” In fine condition. you will doubtless be able to keep it well stocked.” Light mailing fold Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction through signature, and a few staple holes and subtle hint of toning to COA.…(MB $100) top margin, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)114 Space & Aviation
  • 117. 431. D onald W. Douglas. Aircraft in- 426. Michael Collins. Color satin- dustrialist (1892-1981) finish 8 x 10 photo of Collins in his space who founded the Doug- suit posing against a lunar background, las Aircraft Company signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condi- in 1921. Building on tion. Pre-certified…(MB $100) the success of the twin engine DC-3, Douglas Aircraft dominated do- mestic commercial air traffic until Boeing introduced the jetliner in 1958. Vintage fountain pen signature, “D. W. Douglas,” on a light pink 6 x 4.25 album page. 427. Michael Collins. Color 8 x In fine condition, with a light horizontal fold at the bottom. RRAuction 10 NASA photo of Collins posing in COA.…(MB $100) his space suit against a lunar back- ground, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with biographical informa- tion affixed to reverse. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100) 428. Michael Collins. Color satin- finish 8 x 10 photo of Collins training during his Gemini mission, signed in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 432. Amelia Earhart. Signed book: 20 hrs. 40 min: Our Flight in the Friendship. Later printing. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928. Hardcover, 429. Charles Conrad. Business 5.5 x 8.5, 314 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed “For Mary Bayles, with best wishes, Amelia Earhart.” In good condi- by Conrad, payable to Charles tion, with several library stamps to pages and fore-edges, detached Conrad, Jr. for $5000.00, January half-title page, owner’s bookplate affixed to front pastedown, blocks 8, 1979. Removably presented on of toning over signature and inscription, as well as scattered soiling a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. to signed page, loose and partially detached spine, loose rear hinge, In fine condition, with mild vertical wear to spine, and some staining to boards. Pre-certified PSA/DNA bank stamps lightly passing through and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 433. Adolf Fischer. Flight mechanic who flew on the maiden voy- 430. Charles Conrad. Glossy age of the Hindenburg. 10 x 8 photo of Conrad performing Limited edition flown an experiment on the lunar surface, commemorative cover, signed in black felt tip, “An Island 7.5 x 4.5, #1134/1466, of Refuge in an Ocean of Storms. with a cachet honoring Charles Conrad, Apollo XII.” In the 70th anniversary of the formation of Deutsche Luftschiffahrts, very fine condition. Pre-certified signed in blue ballpoint by Fischer. In fine condition, with a small Steve Zarelli and RR Auction museum label affixed to lower right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) COA.…(MB $100) Space & Aviation 115
  • 118. Earhart poses with members of her record-setting trans-Pacific flight team434. Amelia Earhart. Vintage 8 x 10 photo of Earhart posing in front of herplane along with Hollywood stunt pilot and flight instructor Paul Mantz andLockheed test pilot Marshall Headle, signed in black ink, “Amelia Earhart,” “PaulMantz,” and “Marshall Headle.” Double matted and framed to an overall sizeof 16 x 18. Some scattered light surface marks and creases, and some lightirregular adhesion to signatures, otherwise fine condition.In 1935, about the time this image was captured, Mantz was serving as technicaladvisor for Earhart’s transpacific flight—the one in which she became the firstperson to complete a transoceanic flight from Hawaii to California. On her teamwas Headle, a veteran flyer who had piloted some 300 Lockheed airplanes ontheir maiden voyages. Yet there is one other vital “person” in the image whomust not be overlooked—’Old Bessie,’ Earhart’s beloved Lockheed Vega aircraftthat helped her fly into the history books. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNAand RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 435. Gemini 11. Commemo- rative cover with a cachet 438. John Glenn. TNS, one honoring the Gemini 11 flight, page, 5.25 x 8, United States signed in blue ballpoint by Senate letterhead, no date. Short Charles Conrad and in black memo to his secretary. In full: ballpoint by Dick Gordon. In “Please add the Senator from fine condition. Pre-certified Indiana, Mr. Bayh and the SenatorSteve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) from New York, Mr. Javits as co- sponsors to S 571, a bill to increase HUD’s Civil Rights Enforcement powers.” In fine condition, with436. John Glenn and opening paragraph struck out,Guenter Wendt. Satin- apparently by Glenn, and a smallfinish 10 x 8 photo of Wendt staple hole and pencil notation toclowning around with Glenn top. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli andbefore his flight, signed in RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)black felt tip by both JohnGlenn and Guenter Wendt,adding “Padleader,” under hissignature. In very fine condi-tion. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 437. John Glenn. A CAM 2 air 439. Bob Hoover. mail envelope, 9 x 4, bearing a Colorful composite scale purple horseshoe stamped cachet model of Hoover’s P-51 announcing, “Lindbergh Again Mustand ‘Ole Yeller,’ Flies the Air Mail,” signed on the signed on the wing in green felt tip. In fine condition. Accompaniedfront in blue felt tip by Glenn. In fine condition, with uniform toning, a by a color 8.5 x 5.5 cardstock photo of Hoover in ‘Yeller,’ signed inbit heavier at the edges, and a few light creases. Pre-certified Steve black felt tip, a display stand, and a photo taken at the time of signingZarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) the model. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)116 Space & Aviation
  • 119. “I really do not consider myself a Lindbergh’s mother anxiously speaker…It took me months to awaits her cherished son’s prepare and a considerable return from flight time to recover from!” 441. Evangeline Lindbergh. Mother of Charles Lindbergh. Highly 440. Anne Lindbergh. TLS uncommon, vintage matte-finish 8.5 x signed “Anne M. Lindbergh,” one 11 photo of Lindbergh’s mother clutch- page, 8.5 x 11, May 25, 1970. ing her pearl necklace and wearing Letter to the Chairwoman of Smith an aviation pin in support of her son, College declining a speaking signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, invitation. In part: “I do wish very Evangeline L. Lindbergh.” In fine much that I could reply affirmatively condition, with three punch holes to to your invitation to speak at your left edge and some light contrast to lecture series…I really do not signature. consider myself a speaker. Writing comes more naturally to me…Last This is one of the most historical pictures ever taken of Charles’ winter I made a rare exception mother, on June 11, 1927. His mother is proudly awaiting his return and spoke—or read a speech—at on the USS Memphis, the boat upon which he landed at the New York Smith College on the subject of the environment. It took me months harbor. There are very few photos that exist of Charles mother, let to prepare and a considerable time to recover from!” In fine condition, alone one directly related to an important Lindbergh aviation event. with a few light creases and wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) To have a signed photograph of this very important moment—her cherished son’s return—makes it one of the most important historical photos related to the Lindbergh family. This comes from the personal collection of Barry Friedman, one of the leading Charles Lindbergh historians. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Superlative oversized portrait signed just three weeks after his historic voyage 442. Charles Lindbergh. Exceptional oversized vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 12.75 Underwood and Un- derwood photo of Lindbergh posing with the Spirit of St. Louis, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Mr. Fred Buchholz, Charles A. Lindbergh, June 12, 1927.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 18.5. In fine condition. A superb example of Lindbergh posing with his historic aircraft, signed very soon after his iconic flight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Space & Aviation 117
  • 120. 447. Robert Mc-443. Gene Kranz. Five laserprint Call. Seven originalphotos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, signed ink and/or pastelincluding one color, each signed sketches: one of anin blue felt tip or ink by Kranz. In astronaut posing onfine condition. Pre-certified Steve an alien planet with anZarelli and RR Auction COA.… American flag on an off-white 9 x 12 sheet of cardstock; and six on(MB $100) individual FDCs, each featuring different commemorative cachets, depicting space ships, astronauts, and shuttles. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 444. James Lovell. Signed book: Lost Moon. Later printing. 448. Christa Boston: Houghton Mif- McAuliffe. Col- flin, 1994. Hardcover or 8 x 10 NASA with dustjacket, 6.25 x photo of McAuliffe 9.25, 378 pages. Signed holding a space on the title page in black shuttle model, ink. In fine condition. signed and in-Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) scribed in black ink “To Forrest— May you realize your dreams! S.445. James Lovell. Color 8 x 10 NASA Christa McAu-photo of Lovell posing in his space suit l i ff e . ” I n f i n ewith a globe of the moon, signed in- condition. Pre-person in black felt tip. In fine condition. certified StevePre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction Zarelli and RRCOA.…(MB $100) Auction COA.… (MB $200) America’s first astronauts pose with the rocket that would carry them into history446. Mercury 7. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Mercury 7 astronautswith a model of a rocket, signed in variousinks “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “Walter M. Schirra,Jr.,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,”“M. Scott Carpenter,” “Donald K. Slayton,”and “Leroy S. Cooper, Jr.” In fine condition.A very presentable uninscribed example withthe astronauts’ desirable ‘formal’ signatures.Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR AuctionCOA.…(MB $500)118 Space & Aviation
  • 121. 449. Mercury Astronauts. FDC with a cachet honoring a decade of space achievement, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, and Wally Schirra. Cover also bears an autopen signature of Alan Shepard. In fine condition, with a light vertical bend. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) History’s first fighter ace 453. Adolphe Pegoud. French aviator (1889–1915) who earned 451. NASA Flight a place in aviation history as the first fighter ace. Though he was Controllers. Two color widely believed to have made the first loop in flight, on September satin-finish photos, an 21, 1913, this feat was accomplished 12 days earlier by Pyotr Nest- 8 x 10 of the lift-off of erov, a Russian army pilot. Pégoud was killed at the age of 26 when Apollo 11 and an 8 x 10 his plane was shot down by one of his students while intercepting a of a lunar footprint, each German reconnaissance aircraft during World War I. Vintage 5.5 x signed in black felt tip by 3.5 postcard photo captioned “Aérodrome Blériot, Départ de Pégoud Gene Kranz, Chris Kraft, pour le Loopin, signed in pencil, and signed again on the reverse in Glynn Lunney, and Gerry Griffin. In very fine condition. Pre-certified pencil. A bit of scattered light soiling to image and reverse, otherwise Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) fine condition. Accompanied by a second postcard photo bearing a stamped signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) “It does not, of course, refer to the Transpolar voyage of the ‘Norge,’ 454. Paul Poberezny. Aviator and aircraft designer and member but to Amundsen’s previous of the Aviation Hall of Fame famous attempt to reach the North Pole for his work in establishing the Experimental Aircraft Association. 452. Umberto Nobile. Italian aero- Composite scale model of Pober- nautical engineer and pioneer in Arctic ezny’s North American P-51-D aviation who flew over the North Pole Mustang, the ‘Paul I,’ signed on with Amundsen and Ellsworth in 1926, the wing in black felt tip, “Paul Po- completing the flight from Europe to berezny, EAA-I.” In fine condition. North America. TLS signed “U. Nobile,” Accompanied by two unsigned one page, 8.5 x 11, Istituto Di Aeronau- color photos of Poberezny with tica letterhead, November 15, 1960. In the real ‘Paul I,’ and a display stand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) part: “To the best of my knowledge, no special stamp was issued, either in Italy or Norway, to mark the ‘Norge’ flight…It does not, of course, refer to the Transpolar voyage of the ‘Norge,’ but to Amundsen’s previous 455. Stuart Roosa. Commemo- attempt to reach the North Pole with two Italian-built flying boats. rative Sieger postage stamp, 4.5 x When one of these was damaged, both had to make a forced land- 2.5, honoring the Apollo 14 mission, ing…their safe return was greeted with great rejoicing in Norway, signed across the stamp in black and it was no doubt on account of this that the stamps were issued.” ink by Roosa. In fine condition, In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and a few with some light contrast to signa- extra creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) ture. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) Space & Aviation 119
  • 122. 456. Wally Schirra. Color 460. Space Explorers andsatin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Schirra Svetlana Savitskaya. Colorposing in his Mercury spacesuit, limited edition 22 x 34 print for thesigned in blue felt tip, adding his 10th Planetary Congress of theMercury flight symbol under his Association of Space Explorers insignature. In very fine condition. Moscow in 1994, #98/127, signedPre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR in silver ink by 67 of the participatingAuction COA.…(MB $100) astronauts from 17 nations. Sign- ers include: Svetlana Savitskaya (the first woman to walk in space; “I do not have time, a scarce signature as she does not sign), Buzz Aldrin, Scott Car- money or secretary” penter, Mohammed Faris, Owen Garriott, Valeri Kubasov, Alexei 457. Alan Shepard. ALS, one Leonov, Jack Lousma, Stuart page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 10, no Roosa, Thomas Stafford, Valentina Tereshkova, and Gherman Titov. date. Brief letter to an admirer. Accompanied by a Certificate of Witness signed by Karol Bobko, who In full: “Appreciate your interest attests to the authenticity (as he personally witnessed the signings). but I do not have time, money or Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered light edge dings and secretary.” An Apollo 14 emblem creases. A complete list of signers is available online at rrauction. sticker and a bicentennial sticker com. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) are affixed to upper portion of the page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 461. John Paul Stapp. Air Force office and flight surgeon (1910–1999) known as ‘the fastest man alive,’ he was a pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration and is an inductee458. Skylab 1. A 9 x into the Aviation Hall of Fame. Two9 swatch of beta cloth softcover books For Your Momentsbearing a printed 3.5- of Inertia, each signed on the open-inch diameter Skylab I ing page under his portrait, “Johnmission insignia, signed Paul Stapp, Up with the right toin black ink by Paul laugh! Down with mirth control!”Weitz, Joe Kerwin, and In fine condition, with some scat-Charles Conrad. In fine tered light cover wear. RRAuctioncondition. Accompa- COA.…(MB $100)nied by a certificate ofauthenticity from PaulWeitz stating the clothcomes from his personal collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and 462. STS-7. Color satin-finish 11RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) x 14 photo of the shuttle in orbit, its robot arm positioned in the shape of the number seven (specifically for this photo op), signed in black459. Deke Slayton. felt tip by Sally Ride, Bob Crippen,Personal check, 6 x John Fabian, Rick Hauck, and2.75, filled out and Norm Thagard. In fine condition.signed by Slayton, “Don- Accompanied by an original colorald K. Slayton,” payable 40.5 x 14.5 double sided STS-7to Marjory Slayton for orbital chart. This photo was given$1744.23, December 12, 1984. In fine condition, with bank stamp to the flight control team uponto body and a small pencil notation to top edge. Pre-certified Steve completion of the meeting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR AuctionZarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) COA.…(MB $150)120 Space & Aviation
  • 123. Italy honors the Apollo 13 467. Roscoe Turner. Ameri- can aviator (1895–1970) who set command module pilot the east-to-west transcontinental speed record in 1930. Vintage 463. Jack Swigert. sepia matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of NASA astronaut (1931– Turner posing with his plane, signed 1982) who, as a last- and inscribed in green fountain pen minute replacement for “To George Albert Ingham, with Ken Mattingly (who had best wishes from Roscoe Turner, Cal. Gaas Staff of California 11-29- been exposed to Ger- 31.” Some scattered light toning and soiling, mainly to the corners from man measles) was one mounting remnants on reverse, and a bit of light silvering, otherwise of three crew members fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) on the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission. Af- ter leaving NASA, he embarked on a political career, running unsuccessfully for a Senate Wright declines comment on seat in 1978. He finally won a seat in the House of Representatives the accomplishments of the in 1982 but died before taking the oath of office. Block of four Italian second flyer to solo the Atlantic Apollo 13 Sieger commemorative stamps, 5.25 x 4.25, signed across the stamps in black ballpoint by Swigert. In fine condition, with light 468. Orville contrast to signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction Wright. TLS, COA.…(MB $100) one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 464. Clyde W. Tombaugh. 24, 1928. Letter American astronomer (1906– to Gordon Dor- 1997) best known for discovering rance, president Pluto in 1930. Ballpoint signature, of Dorrance and “Clyde W. Tombaugh, Discovered Company. In full: 9th planet, Pluto, on 18 Feb 1930,” “I have your letter on a light blue 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) of March 20th ask- ing for a few words on Chamberlin’s ‘Record Flights.’ 465. Chuck Yeager I would not want and Bud Anderson. to make any com- Original acrylic painting ment without first by Ray Waddey, canvas reading the book, stretched over a wooden and I am so far frame, 24 x 20, depicting behind in my read- the Glamorous Glen II ing now that I would not be able to read it for months to come.” In and the Old Crow flying fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction in formation, signed COA.…(MB $200) in the lower portion in black felt tip by Bud Anderson and Chuck Yeager, and also signed by Waddey. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction 469. Chuck Yeager. COA.…(MB $200) Felt tip signature, “Chuck Yeager,” on a painted 8.25 x 2 card. Card is affixed to an origi- 466. Chuck Yeager. Glossy nal Raymond Waddey 10 x 8 photo of Yeager talking to acrylic painting of Yeager Jimmy Stewart and another digni- piloting his Glamorous tary, signed in black felt tip. In very Glen III away from a downed German fighter, canvas stretched over fine condition. RRAuction COA.… a wooden frame, 36 x 24, and signed in paint by Waddey. In fine (MB $100) condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Space & Aviation 121
  • 124. art & literature470. Ansel Adams. 474. NelsonSigned book: The Algren. WriterPageant of History in (1909–1981) bestNorthern California. San known for hisFrancisco: American book, The ManTrust Company, 1954. With the GoldenSpiralbound softcover, Arm. TLS, two11 x 14. Signed on the pages, 8.5 x 11,first page in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some light rubbing October 16. Let-and wear to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) ter to a woman. In part: “I doubt that I can be of much help to you on recalling the Ill. Writers Project as I operated only upon its periphery. The chief periphery 471. Ansel was a bar…called King’s Palace, and Mr. Fredericks used to have the Adams. Signed project fink, one Jacob Scher, tail us there. Scher wasn’t a drinking book: Yosemite man and had no appetite for dives, but he was a brave informer and and the Range would endure the fumes and the crumb-bums in order to catch us of Light. Special drinking on project time. The Fredericks would fire me and I would go edition. Boston: the rounds of the welfare stations; to establish need.” At the bottom New York Graphic of the second page, Algren has added a felt tip and colored pencilSociety, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket, 15.5 x 12.5. Signed in black sketch of a cat. In very good condition, with uniform toning to pages,felt tip on a presentation bookplate affixed to the first free end page. moderate mirroring of sketch and signature to first page, paper lossIn fine condition, with pencil notations to signed page and some light to top left corner of first page, paperclip impression to second page,creases to clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction and some light spreading of ink. Accompanied by the original mailingCOA.…(MB $200) envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)472. Charles Follen Adams. 475. Authors. InkAmerican poet (1842–1918). ALS signatures of 16 authorssigned “Chas Follen Adams,” one on individual cards andpage, 8.25 x 10.75, Burton Stock slips, each affixed to aCar Co. letterhead, April 26, 1892. separate 6.25 x 4 albumLetter to Claribel Brooks. In part: page. Signers are: Katharine Lee Bates, Henry Van Dyke, Rex Beach,“I have no objection to your using Kathleen Norris, Irvin S. Cobb, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Roberts Rine-the poems you mention, providing hart, Ernest T. Seton, Owen Wister, Stewart Edward White, Margaretyou do not abridge them. They are Deland, Edgar Guest, George Ade, Richard Washburn Child, Georgeboth very short poems and I do Barr McCutheon, and Harold Bell Wright. In very good condition, withnot see what abridgement could scattered light toning and soiling, and collector’s notations to eachbe made without loss.” In very album page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)good condition, with intersecting folds and uniform toning. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $100) Addams and Evil with a fantastic Wednesday sketch473. Charles Addams. Signed book: Addams and Evil. Later print-ing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1947. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8 x 11.25.Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Adrena for Bob Guy,Chas Addams, New York 1958,” with Addams adding a great full-lengthsketch of Wednesday Addams. In fine condition, with some light toningto signed page, small separation to front joint, mild toning to covers, andlight wear to spine. Dustjacket rates very good, with scattered creasingand edge loss, soiling and dampstaining to spine, and clipped insidecorners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)122 Art & Literature
  • 125. 476. Autograph Book. Hardcover birthday date book, 6 x 7, published in 1977 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, signed inside in ink and felt tip by 52 celebrities, all signing on their respective birthdate. Signers include: Dr. Seuss, Gloria Swanson, Eudora Welty, Margot Fonteyn, William Styron, Jim Davis, Ray Bradbury, Lauren Bacall, Stan Berenstein, Fran Lebowitz, and Alistair Cooke. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 477. Peggy Bacon. ALS, 480. Ray Bradbury. Four three pages of hardcover first editions of Death two sheets, 6 x has Lost Its Charm For Me, each 9, personal letter- signed on an opening page in head, September black ink by Bradbury. In very fine 24, 1972. Letter condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA to an admirer. In part: “I’ve been so busy all summer painting more and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) pictures for my next show…that l allowed a mass of communica- tions to go unanswered. Now the paintings have all gone off to the gallery-the show opens Nov. 13 and goes to Dec. 9-and l’m tackling all the unfinished business. l’m glad you found ‘Off With Their Heads’ to your liking. lt and other books of mine have been out of print for years.” In fine condition, with small pencil notation to top of first page. 481. Robert Browning. English RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) poet and playwright (1812–1889) who perfected the dramatic mono- logue in such works as My Last 478. Peter Benchley. Souvenir Duchess and Soliloquy of the typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, of Spanish Cloister. Ink signature, the first page of Chapter One of “Robert Browning, April 14, ‘87,” Jaws, beginning “The great fish on an off-white slip. Quadruple moved silently through the night matted and framed with a portrait of water, propelled by short sweeps Browning to an overall size of 11.5 of its crescent tail…The eyes were x 14.75. In very good condition, with sightless in the black.” Signed at the irregular edge, scattered toning, bottom in blue ink, “Peter Bench- and some light soiling. RRAuction ley.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) COA.…(MB $100) 482. Charles Bu- kowski. Signed book: The Roominghouse 479. William Peter Blatty. Madrigals. Limited edi- Glossy 9 x 8 Warner Bros. pro- tion of 500 copies (This motional photo from the set of The being No. 54). Santa Exorcist, signed in black felt tip. In Rosa: Black Sparrow fine condition, with lightly trimmed Press, 1988. Hardcover, edges and scattered light surface 6.5 x 9.25, 255 pages. marks and creases. Pre-certified Signed on the colophon page in black ink by Bukowski adding a quick PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… sketch next to his signature. In fine condition, with some trivial foxing (MB $100) to fore-edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Art & Literature 123
  • 126. Rare document in the hand of Scotland’s favorite son483. Robert Burns. Eminent Scottish poet and songwriter(1759–1796) who was a seminal figure of the Romantic movementand whose verses and songs (including ‘Auld Lang Syne’) take aplace among the most durable and beloved works in the historyof Western literature. Unsigned manuscript fragment in Burns’hand on an approximately an 8 x 2 slip clipped from a financialdocument, a penciled notation in another hand indicating a date ofNovember 19, 1788, and the text reading: “sum of thirty six pounds one shilling & sixpence sterlg. being the first half of the sum he owes mefor the crop he bought of me in Ellisland farm of this year’s growth in terms of bargain.” The document is signed at the conclusion by the otherparty in the transaction, David Kelley. In very good condition, with top edge irregularly trimmed (slightly touching a few words), slip mountedto same-sized piece of paper, toning, and a few light stains. Accompanied by a recent color portrait print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 484. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Personal check, 8.5 x 3, filled 487. Truman Capote. Felt tip signature, out and signed by Bur- “T. Capote,” on an off-white 3 x 5 card with roughs, “E. R. Bur- typed collector’s notations along bottom. Inroughs,” payable to E. R. Andrews. DDS for $25.00, February 2, 1939. fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)In fine condition, with a central vertical fold passing through first initialof signature, small stamp next to signature, and cancellation holes totop. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 488. Celebrity Authors. Collection “Kerouac died of liver cirhossis of 34 hardcover books, each signed [sic] brought on like most cases inside on an opening page in ink or felt tip by the respective celebrity author or of cirhossis [sic] by alcohol” actor(s) related to the work discussed, with most adding inscriptions. Signers are: Helen Hayes and Susan Strasberg (Time Remembered);485. William S. Bur- Lauren Bacall (By Myself); Anne Baxter (Intermission); Ralph Bellamyroughs. ANS, one (When the Smoke Hit the Fan); John Ericson and one other (Stalagpage, 5 x 3, no date. Brief 17); Charles Bickford (Bulls, Balls, Bicycles, and Actors); Dirk Bog-note to an unidentified arde (A Gentle Occupation); Lloyd Bridges (Mask and Flippers); Joanrecipient. In full: “Ker- Collins (Past Imperfect); Olivia de Havilland (Every Frenchman Hasouac died of liver cirhos- One); Maurice Evans (G. I. Production of Hamlet); Sterling Haydensis [sic] brought on like (Wanderer); Dorothy Lamour (My Side of the Road); Mervyn Leroymost cases of cirhossis (Mervyn Leroy: Take One); Cyd Charisse and Dick Kleiner (The Two[sic] by alcohol.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) of Us); Victor McLaglen (Express to Hollywood); Ethel Merman and George Eells (Merman: An Autobiography); Colleen Moore (Silent Star); Robert Morley (Robert Morley: A Reluctant Autobiography); Joe 486. Truman Capote. Pasternak (Easy the Hard Way); Anthony Quinn (The Original Sin); Signed book: Music for Cha- Lynn Riggs (Green Grow the Lilacs); Celeste Holm and Howard Da meleons. First edition, later Silva (Oklahoma!); Harold Russell (Victory in My Hands); Jane Sey- printing. NY: Random House, mour (Guide to Romantic Living); Kate Smith (Upon My Lips a Song); 1980. Hardcover with dust- Susan Strasberg (Bittersweet); Gene Tierney (Self-Portrait); Lana jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 262 pages. Turner (The Lady, the Legend, the Truth); Maurice Evans (Tenderloin); Signed and inscribed on the first Julie Andrews and one other (The Boy Friend); Robert Preston (The free end page in black ink, “For Music Man); Shelley Winters (Shelley: Also Known as Shirley); andJoyce, Love, Truman.” In fine condition, with slight soiling to textblock Lloyd Nolan (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial). Accompanied by anedges, very slight discoloration to free end papers, and a few minor unsigned copy of Jack Bailey’s What’s Cookin.’ In very good overallcreases to dustjacket as well as flaps being very slightly yellowed. condition, with several books having ownership bookplates affixed.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)124 Art & Literature
  • 127. 489. Christo and Jeanne Claude. Six- teen color photos, rang- ing in size from 4 x 6 up to 10 x 8, each signed in ink or felt tip by Christo and Jeanne Claude; a 9.5 x 4 commemorative cover bearing a color cachet of Running Fence, signed in black felt tip by Christo and Jeanne Claude; and an unsigned 2.75 x 2.75 swatch of material from The Gates in Central Park. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 490. Arthur C. Clarke. Souve- nir typescript of the beginning of 2061 Odyssey Three, one page, 8.5 x 11. In part: “Dr. Heywood Floyd stared thoughtfully at the ever-changing panorama of the beautiful planet, only six thousand kilometers away, on which he could never walk again. It was even more ironic that, through the most stupid 491. Samuel L. Clemens. Commanding 3.5 x 5.5 German postcard accident of his life, he was still in photo, signed in ink, “Very truly yours, Mark Twain, 1905.” In good excellent health when virtually all condition, with light toning, scattered soiling and surface marks, a few his old friends were dead.” Signed trivial spots of surface loss at the edges, heavy silvering to the darker at the bottom in black ink by Clarke. In fine condition. RRAuction areas of the image, and mounting remnants on the reverse. Pre- COA.…(MB $100) certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) “If you had coupled my name with the story it would have injured me in England, where they believe everything I say” 492. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 5.25 x 7.5, June 23, 1889. From Hartford, Clemens writes to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “It is all right. It was all the better to leave off the quotation- marks, because if you had coupled my name with the story it would have injured me in England, where they believe everything I say.” Beautifully double cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Clemens and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 26 x 25. In fine condition, with two horizontal mailing folds and a trivial vertical tear to one of the folds. When he wrote this letter, he had visited England twice already, in 1872 and 1873-74. On the latter trip he spent four months living in London and touring the country. During the journey, he found himself the favorite of notables, entertaining everyone from cabinet members to the literary lights of his era. In 1889, Clemens certainly had England on his mind: he published A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court that year. Despite his sarcastic comment, England’s affection for Mark Twain was reciprocated. He once wrote to his wife, ‘I would rather live in England than America—which is treason.’ A wonderful letter capturing Clemens’ inimitable wit. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Art & Literature 125
  • 128. A striking photo, capturing the literary giant in both image and wit493. Samuel L. Clemens. Crystal clear vintage lightweight matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Clemens, clad in a light-colored suit, sitting in arocking chair on a porch, with a cigar clenched between two of his fingers, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen “Dear Miss Bessie:Even if an agent should take your scoldings on a commission I doubt if he would get much of a living out of it. Sincerely yours, Mark Twain,Oct.17/07.” Scattered silvering to darker areas of background and lower portion of image, light creasing to lower left corner tips, and a smalltear to top edge and a detached top left corner tip, otherwise fine condition. Inscribed just three years before his death, this striking imagecaptures the quintessential Mark Twain—white suit, cigar in hand, casually rocking on a breezy porch. Compounded by the one-line witticismof an inscription in classic Twain fashion, this is an exceptional depiction of the master both physically and in spirit. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $300)126 Art & Literature
  • 129. Highly-prized Clemens ‘double’ signature 494. Samuel L. Clemens. Exceptional ink signature, “Truly yours, S. L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” on an off-white card. Nicely cloth matted and framed with a photo of Clemens writing and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 21 x 15. In fine condition, with a slight hint of trivial soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 495. Jean Cocteau. 497. James Feni- German commemorative more Cooper. Bank cover bearing a cachet of check, 5.5 x 2.25, filled one of Cocteau’s works, out and signed by Coo- signed in orange felt tip, per, “J. Fenimore Coo- “Souvenir amical de Jean per,” payable to B. Cook Cacteau,” and dated 1961. for $4.31, May 3, 1837. In fine condition, with bank stamp to body, In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) lightly affecting portion of signature and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 496. James Fenimore Coo- per. American writer (1789– 1851) best known for his series of Leatherstocking Tales and the novel The Last of the Mohicans. ALS signed “J. Fenimore Coo- per,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Mr. Duby. In part: “As I am in a hurry to dress, to join some friends, I take the liberty to answer your note, in my own language. l am truly sensible of the trouble you have given your- self, to restore me to the good graces of the Princess Vilkousky, 498. George Cruikshank. British caricaturist and illustrator and as l have been so…already, (1792–1878) best known for his works satirizing contemporary politics in respect to the Lady, it will, perhaps, be better…to show some im- and his illustrations for the works of Charles Dickens. Original signed provement, for the interview. lf tomorrow will be equally agreeable to pencil sketches on both sides of an off-white 4.25 x 7 sheet. One side you, tomorrow shall be the day…lf you are at leisure and disposed bears six sketches of human figures in action, signed at the bottom to the adventure, I think l can procure you a safe and an easy horse, in black ink by Cruikshank, with the reverse having two images of and one too that is good looking, if apprised of your wishes before figures in rectangular boxes, initialed by Cruikshank. Several lines nine in the morning.” Second integral page is addressed in Cooper’s of text, in pencil, are across the upper portion of one page. In very hand. In very good condition, with uniform toning, a vertical crease good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, several handwritten through a single letter of signature, and light edge wear. Pre-certified lines of text across a couple of the figures, and a couple of creases. PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 127
  • 130. 499. Salvador Dali. Signed book: Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Limited edition of 1000 copies (This being No. 605). NY: Doubleday, 1974. Hardcover with slipcase, 7 x 9.75. Signed on the limitations page in black ink, “Salvador Dali.” Toning to pastedowns and first and last free end pages and scattered edge wear and surface loss to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Important sci-fi writer works 501. Tristan on his Lovecraft biography Dereme. French poet and writer 500. L. Sprague de Camp. Science fic- (1889–1941). tion and fantasy author (1907–2000). TLS, ALS in French, one page, 7.5 x 11, ornate dinosaur-themed on both sides of a personal letterhead, May 4, 1971. In part: 3.25 x 5.25 photo “I should indeed be glad of copies of your postcard, March remaining HPL [noted author H. P. Lovecraft] 10, 1937. Lengthy correspondence…I should, however, be untranslated let- especially interested in any additional let- ter on both sides ters from the last five or six years of HPL’s of a photo post- life.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, card of Dereme. In fine condition, with a couple of light bends andone through a single letter of signature, and mild edge toning. Ac- a touch of slight silvering to image. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)companied by the original mailing envelope. de Camp would go on towrite the first major independent biography of Lovecraft. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $100) Large collection of manuscripts from Lovecraft’s friend and author 502. August Derleth. Prolific writer (1909–1971), known for his contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, a shared fictional universe based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Collection of 16 typed manu- scripts of Derleth’s short fiction works, various lengths, all on 8.5 x 11 sheets, each signed at the conclusion by Derleth. Titles are: The Closing Door (10 pages); The Man on B–17 (8 pages); The Slayers and the Slain (11 pages); The Extra Child (10 pages); Twilight Play (10 pages); A Battle over the Teacups (10 pages); Halloween for Mr. Faulkner (12 pages); Pike- man (10 pages); McCrary’s Wife (37 pages);Walpurgisnacht (11 pages); Moonlight in the Apple Tree (22 pages); House—With Ghost (8 pages); Hector (6 pages); Monie (11 pages); TheQuince Bush (7 pages); and Kingeridge 214 (10 pages). In overall fine condition. An impressive collection of signed titles from the writer bestknown for his horror work, but prolific in several other genres including poetry. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)128 Art & Literature
  • 131. 503. Jacques Deval. French playwright and director (1895–1972). His most famous work is the play Tovaritch, later adapted into English as the film Tovarich. ANS in French, signed “J. 506. Hans Erni. Swiss painter and sculptor. Nine original ink and D.,” on a 3 x 2 personal pencil sketches of of birds, horses, and two human heads, on indi- visiting card, no date. Crisply penned note on the front of one of his vidual off-white cards and envelopes, ranging in size from 4 x 2.5 up personal visiting cards. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) to 6.25 x 4.5, with a least one postage stamp affixed to each sketch. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a 1967 ALS from Erni’s wife. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 507. Erte. Russian- born French artist and designer (1892–1990) who was one of the leading figures of the 504. Charles Dickens. Ink sig- Art Deco movement. nature, “Faithfully yours, Charles Program page from a Dickens, Harrisburgh, Twenty fifth Circle Gallery show, 8.5 March 1842,” on an off-white 7.5 x 11, providing a biogra- x 2.5 slip. Slip has been tipped in phy of the artist, signed to the beginning of a hardcover in black felt tip by Erte. volume of American Notes. In fine Light edge toning and condition, with a central vertical fold, creasing, otherwise fine another vertical fold near right edge condition. RRAuction and a bit of light toning. Book rates COA.…(MB $100) good to very good. At the time of the signature, Dickens was at the United States Hotel in Philadelphia and had been interviewed by Edgar Allen Poe a few days before. Pre- certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 505. Arthur Conan Doyle. Ink signature, “Yours sincerely, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mar 7/14,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 trimmed card. In very good condition, with light block of toning over most of signature, tack holes 508. Erte. Signed book: My Life My Art. Limited edition of 1000 under signature, and a copies (this being No. 615). NY: E. P. Dutton, 1989. Hardcover with couple small pieces of clamshell case, 10.5 x 14, 239 pages. Signed on the limitations page tape to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… in ballpoint, “Erte.” In fine condition, with signature a shade light and (MB $200) some wear to edges of case. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Art & Literature 129
  • 132. “I have been badly hurt by the condemnation that has struck me, and which has aroused general disapproval from Paris”509. Gustave Eiffel. French engineer (1832–1923)best remembered for designing the tower that bearshis name. ALS in French, signed “G. Eiffel,” one pageboth sides, 5.25 x 4, February 13, 1893. Letter to “mydear Paul.” In full (translated): “Since your letter, I havebeen badly hurt by the condemnation that has struckme, and which has aroused general disapproval fromParis. I have been sent many expressions of sympa-thy, which have touched me greatly, but among thosethe ones sent from my family are the most sensibleto me. This judgment that has surprised everyone is in fact an invasion of justice by politics which the most unbearable of tyrannies. I haveconfidence in the court to reverse this heinous decree, of which, the terms, if you know them, have probably shocked you. I was touched byyour expression toward me that this decree will surely change. Receive for you and your close ones.”A handwritten response, presumably from the recipient, also in French, reads, “Response, Berne, I4 Febr., night. I am enchanted that yourimportant present preoccupations still allowed you to think of me. At least in this moment I will also tell you, my brave [friend], that my opinionon all this had not varied one iota, even after the insertion of the Eve condemnations. From the moment it started, with a big lie and a big de-ception, it was obvious it will end in ineptitude. Those who organized this, are certainly no amateurs, but when the Press received the copiesfrom them to print, it does not look at them too closely, it is very disciplined, and even when the joke becomes macabre, the Press still tipsits hat. When one has seen as have the day of the first of January [18]90, one is at ease with the definitive issues; those who have conferredto you, knew them with whom they had to deal, knowing well to support you for your important day, because they will not let themselves bemystified for too long. Therefore, my dear [friend] you see that the experience makes me see things much more clearly than the vulgar, andthat even the court would not demolish all this. I will say once more, like Cato, ‘cause viti mihi placuit.’ Receive my demonstrations of friendshipwhich are stronger than ever.” In fine condition, with a small pencil notation to reverse and response approaching beginning of Eiffel’s text.In 1887, Eiffel was hired as a contractor to design and build the Panama Canal by The French Panama Canal Company. After a year of work,the company suspended payments and put the project into liquidation, leading to a political and financial scandal that destroyed Eiffel’s repu-tation. He was charged along with the project’s directors with raising money under false pretenses and misappropriation of funds, and foundguilty on February 9, 1893, fined 20,000 francs and sentenced to two years in prison. (As predicted in this letter, the court did later “reverse thisheinous decree,” acquitting him upon appeal.) Eiffel was shocked and deeply hurt by the scandal, and just one day after writing this letter, heresigned from the Board of Directors of the Compagnie des Establissments Eiffel and demanded that his name be removed from the company.A deeply personal letter from the lowest point in an otherwise remarkable career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 510. Rudolf Eucken. German philosopher (1846–1926) and the re- cipient of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. ALS in German, one page, 5.75 x 7.25, August 30, 1924. Lengthy untrans- 511. Fireside Poets. Ink lated letter to an asso- signatures of John Greenleaf ciate. In fine condition, Whittier, Henry Wadsworth with portions of a few Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell words near end of text Holmes on individual off-white a shade light. Accompa- album pages, 7 x 4, still contained nied by the original mail- in their original hardcover autograph album. In fine condition, with ing envelope. RRAuc- partial binding separations and scattered wear to album. RRAuction tion COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $150)130 Art & Literature
  • 133. “By the way, how is the beautiful 514. Robert and accomplished manicure Frost. Signed Madame…Is the buxom little red- book: A Witness headed wench still in her employ?” Tree. Later print- ing. NY: Henry Holt and Com- 512. Eugene Field. pany, 1942. Hard- American writer (1850– cover with dust- 1895) best known for his jacket, 6 x 8.75, 91 poems of childhood, in- pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Robert cluding ‘Wynken, Blynk- Frost, Ripton, Vermont for Norma Snyder.” In very good condition, en, and Nod’ and ‘Little with owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, slight foxing to signed Boy Blue.’ ALS, one page, mild toning to inside pages, a bit of light toning to boards, page, 8.5 x 11, Chicago and toning, creasing, and scattered light paper loss to the clipped Daily News letterhead, dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) January 31, 1886. Let- ter to an unidentified recipient. In part: “I have neither seen nor heard of you, and hence the logical conclusion that 515. Gunter Grass. Matte- our friend Crane is a finish 4 x 5.75 photo of Grass liar…I am to visit Julian Hawthorne at Sag Harbor for about a week… smoking a cigarette, signed in blue In New York and suburbs, therefore, I shall remain ten days…That ink. In fine condition. RRAuction will give us-you and me-plenty of time to renew old acquaintances, COA.…(MB $100) discuss political problems, regulate governmental matters and get our fingernails pared. By the way, how is the beautiful and accomplished manicure Madame…Is the buxom little redheaded wench still in her employ?…I am going down to Indianapolis next Wednesday to join Bill Nye and James Whitcomb Riley in a joint attack on the public.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several staple holes, scattered light toning, and 516. Zane Grey. recipient’s and manicurist’s name scratched off. Pre-certified PSA/ Bank check, 6 DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) x 2.75, filled out and signed by Grey, payable to Bell & Howell Co. for $2.00, August 513. Rob- 1, 1935. In fine ert Frost. condition, with central vertical fold, expected stamps and holes, Signed book: and light-show-through from a stamp on reverse behind signature. Come In and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Other Po- ems. Later printing. NY: Henry Holt 517. Keith Haring. Red baseball and Com- cap, manufactured by Pop Shop, pany, 1943. featuring an embroidered Haring Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x figure on its hands and knees, 8.75, 192 pages. Signed and inscribed signed and inscribed along the on the first free end page, “Robert Frost to Dr. Ethel D. Lock, Bread edge of the brim in black felt tip, Loaf, Vt, 1950.” In very good condition, with gift inscription opposite “Ian, Stay cool. Love, K. Haring title page, mild toning to inside pages, and toning, paper loss, and 88.” In fine condition. Pre-certified soiling to the clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auc- PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… tion COA.…(MB $200) (MB $200) Art & Literature 131
  • 134. A self-deprecating poke at his folly-riddled profession: “The life of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises”518. Ernest Heming-way. ALS, one pageboth sides, 6.25 x 8,postmarked February 4,1930. Early letter fromFlorida to the journalistRobert de Saint Jean inParis, who planned anarticle on Hemingway’sbooks. Saint Jean was acentral figure of the Parisintellectual world and thelife partner of famouswriter Julien Green. Heand Hemingway had metin the late 1920’s at thetime of the “MoveableFeast.” In full: “It is sucha long way from here tothe Deux Magots thatI am afraid we cannotmeet very soon unless you should be coming to America. We will be back in Paris in about a year. About the article. I am sure writing aboutthe books you will make no bêtises—and as the life of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises it is better not to mention it. But I am very sorry tomiss seeing you again and I hope we will meet in Paris sometime not too far away.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, one passing throughfirst letter of signature, several pencil notations to edges and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailingenvelope, addressed in Hemingway’s hand.Just after publishing “A Farewell to Arms,” Hemingway writes this message about the ‘long way’ from Florida to the famous Parisian café LesDeux Magots, synthesizing his situation as a writer torn between two worlds. His advice on avoiding mentioning an outline of his life as “thelife of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises” (silly mistakes) is also particularly meaningful. A desirable self-mocking handwritten letter pennedfrom Key West in his prime. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Playboy Story presented to ‘playboy’ Tony Curtis519. HughHefner. Signedbook: The Play-boy Book: FortyYears. First edi-tion, first print-ing. Los Angeles:General Publish-ing Group, 1994. 520. Paul Heyse. German writer and translator (1830–1914) whoHardcover with wrote novels, poetry, and short stories and was awarded the Nobeldustjacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 368 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first Prize for Literature in 1910. ALS in German, signed “Dr. Paul Heyse,”free end page to actor Tony Curtis, “To Tony Curtis, Who shared the one page, 5.25 x 3.5, May 13, 1876. Untranslated letter to a woman.dreams, Hugh Hefner.” In fine condition. Originally acquired from Heyse has also addressed the reverse. Small tear and postmark tothe estate of Tony Curtis. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction bottom edge, pencil notation along top, and light toning, otherwiseCOA.…(MB $200) fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)132 Art & Literature
  • 135. 523. Julia Ward Howe. AQS on an off-white 5.25 x 2.5 sheet. 521. Al Hirschfeld. Printed Ward pens the opening line from Hirschfeld image of Elvis on an 8 ‘The Battle Hymn of the Repub- x 10 card bearing an Elvis postage lic.’ In full: “’Mine eyes have stamp and first-day cancellation, seen the glory of the coming of signed in pencil “Hirschfeld.” In the Lord.’” Signed underneath, fine condition. RRAuction COA.… “Julia Ward Howe, Oct. 10th (MB $100) 1890.” Matted and framed with an unsigned vintage portrait, to an overall size of 9.5 x 14.5. Uni- form overall toning, a bit heavier to edges, and foxing to portrait otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Howe travels to England to spread her message of pacifism and the empowerment of women 522. Julia Ward Howe. Two items: ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 13, 1872. Letter to Miss Mary Carpenter. In full: “I can only send you the written copy of my Prospectus, soiled by the Printer’s hand, who promised me the whole edition early this morning. Now, at 12 n, I have seen nothing of it. I am going to Argyll Lodge by invitation today, and must dress at once. Thence I go to your sister-in- law, who had kindly sent for me. Lady Augusta Stanley has not written to me. I sent her your letter, with a modest note of my own. I am sorry & ashamed to write to you so hurriedly, after the great kindness & hos- pitality you have extended to me. But I must not tell you how grateful I am for these, because you will know how you would feel in my place.” Also, an autograph manuscript, signed “Julia Ward Howe,” four vertically-lined pages, 4.5 x 7, the third and fourth pages are on adjoining sheets. Titled “Prospectus,” the manuscript reads, in full: “I have determined, in cooperation with some others, to hold a Congress in London, on the 1st & 2nd days of July next, with the twofold view of considering the momentous subject of Peace, and the proper and possible agency of women in its promotion. In this view, I ask assistance of earnest and thoughtful [she crossed out “men and women”] persons, both in devis- ing the plan of discussion to be followed, and in securing the condition of its execution. Wishing, if possible, to invite in our proposed study the advantages of analysis and of synthesis. I propose under the former head to give consideration to the following points of argument. Antago- nism of sex.” [Antagonism] of Parentage. Between Capital and Labor. Between Authority and Intelligence. Between the individual and society. Between different nations. Under the head of synthesis we shall desire to illustrate the great principles of human brotherhood, the religious and moral unity of the race, and the great power and duty of woman in cultivating and maintaining in the [she crossed out “community”] public mind the source of this unity. The assistance sought by this Prospectus would consist mainly in allotting different portions of the work to be done to those best able to undertake them in raising funds to defray the expenses of the London Meeting, and in the formation of Committees of Correspondence, with a view to some permanent organization resulting from this Congress.” In very good condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling to letter; with manuscript having intersecting folds, scattered soiling by the printer (mentioned in Howe’s letter), and some light toning and creasing. The recipient of this letter, Mary Carpenter, was an English educational and social reformer, one of the foremost public speakers of her time. Howe visited England in the spring of 1872, in her words, “hoping by my personal presence to effect the holding of a Woman’s Peace Con- gress.” She aimed to found a “Woman’s Apostolate of Peace,” but was advised that in order to gain a following for her cause in Britain, she needed an endorsement from a member of the aristocracy. In the letter, she mentions Argyll Lodge, where she unsuccessfully lobbied the Duchess of Argyll to support her cause. Howe was welcomed by some in London, but after the London Peace Society denied her request to speak because of her gender, she rented a hall to do so on her own. A remarkable manuscript by the preeminent champion of pacifism and women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 133
  • 136. 524. ElbertHubbard. Amer-ican writer, printer,and philosopher(1856–1915),closely associ-ated with the Artsand Crafts move-ment, who perished in the Lusitania disaster. Two items: bank check,6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hubbard, “E. G. Hubbard,” payableto 3rd National Bank for $625.00, dated April 1, 1904; and a handwrit-ten manuscript, in pencil, with Hubbard’s signature incorporated into Hugo praises “a young man full of talent andthe first line of the text, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, regarding his essay on ideas who will prove a worthy collaborator”Concentration. In very good condition, with central vertical fold and 526. Victor Hugo. Important French writer, artist, and statesmancancellation holes over signature on check, and uniform toning and a (1802–1885) best known for such canonical novels as Les Misérablespaperclip impression to manuscript page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) and Notre-Dame de Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Much of his literary output was devoted to political and social issues, and in the 1840s he became actively involved in the French government as a legislator and staunch activist on behalf of the Republican cause. In 1851 the controversy surrounding his inflammatory writings denouncing Louis-Napoléon forced him into a two-decade exile, during which his productive creative pace barely slackened. Partial ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.75 x 7.25, no date. Final two pages of a longer letter written to a newspaper editor. Translated in full: “You have requested from me, sir, two literary authors. Here is one of them: Mr. Leon Mas- son that you will be able to employ both in the literary section as well as in the political pages of your newspaper. He is a young man full of talent and ideas who will prove a worthy collaborator as soon as he meets you. I believe you will be delighted with him as he will be with you.”Intersecting folds, several passing through signature, scattered toning and foxing, tape remnant to top edge, some light pooling of ink and stray ink marks, and a rough vertical edge, otherwise very good condition. Based on Hugo’s handwriting, this early letter can be dated to the 1830’s, the start of his literary career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)525. Victor Hugo. Important French writer, artist, and statesman(1802–1885) best known for such canonical novels as Les Misérablesand Notre-Dame de Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Much Irving sends thanks for “the honor doneof his literary output was devoted to political and social issues, and in me by the Knickerbocker Society”the 1840s he became actively involved in the French government asa legislator and staunch activist on behalf of the Republican cause. In 528. Washington Irving. ALS,1851 the controversy surrounding his inflammatory writings denouncing one page, 7.25 x 9.75, January 15,Louis-Napoléon forced him into a two-decade exile, during which his 1850. Letter to J. Treadwell Esquire.productive creative pace barely slackened. ALS in French, one page, In part: “The presence of variouslightly-lined graph-like paper, 4.5 x 7.75, April 22, 1879. Letter to an circumstances have prevented anunidentified gentleman. In full (translated): “I only can agree with all earlier reply to your very obligingmy heart your excellent idea. I am sending to you and to your dear letter informing me of the honor doneartists’ all my wishes of success. Anywhere you will be, I will be with me by the Knickerbocker Society ofyou. Accept for you and your valiant artists all my encouragements. your college. I beg you to assure theI will say all my applauses.” Quadruple matted and framed with a Society that I feel deeply and grate-full-length portrait of Hugo and a small plaque to an overall size of fully sensible of the distinguished21.5 x 19.5. Central horizontal and vertical fold, some light toning and marks of esteem and good willsoiling to edges, lightly affecting signature, and a diagonal crease to with which they have honored me.”lower right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR In very good condition, with intersecting folds and scattered toning.Auction COA.…(MB $200) Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)134 Art & Literature
  • 137. 529. Augustus John. British painter and etcher, known espe- cially for his symbolic landscapes. 533. Dong Kingman. Chinese- Original unsigned pencil and char- American artist and one of Amer- coal sketch of the upper torso and ica’s leading watercolor masters head of a man on an off-white 6 x (1911–2000). Color 14 x 21 print for 10 sheet, labeled at the top in an a 1978 exhibit in Seattle, signed in unknown hand, “John 1904.” Nicely black ink. Rolled and in fine condi- matted and framed to an overall tion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) size of 18 x 22.25. Uniform block of toning over majority of sketch, otherwise fine condition. RRAuc- tion COA.…(MB $150) 530. Stephen King. Signed book: The Best 534. Peter Kyne. Novelist American Short Stories. (1880–1957) in which many of his First edition. Boston: works were adapted into screen- Houghton Mifflin Com- plays starting in the silent era. TLS pany, 2007. Paperback, signed “Peter,” one page, 7.25 x 5.5 x 8.25, 428 pages. 10.5, March 20, 1939. Letter to Signed on the title page Eddie Mannix at MGM Studios. In in blue felt tip. In fine part: “I am mailing to the Orsatti condition, with a PSA authentication label affixed to the bottom right Agency today a 4500 word synopsis corner of the title page, and some scattered light surface marks to of a story I have written designed the cover. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. to create a vehicle for Wallace RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Beery and Mickey Rooney. Victor Orsatti or Frank will hand this story to you personally at my request for never in my life have I sold a story by submitting it through the 531. Stephen King. Glossy 8 x story editor’s office. It is much easier to try to sell you, then have you 10 photo of King covered in felines, go forth and sell me to your colleagues. I wish you would be a good signed and inscribed in black felt fellow and read this immediately because I am kind of hot on it and tip “For Bill Beal—All best, Ste- excited and enthusiastic, which is something I haven’t been in a good phen King.” In very fine condition. many years.” In fine condition, with staple holes to top left. RRAuction RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) COA.…(MB $100) 535. D. H. Law- rence. Signed book: Rawdon’s “I’ve been working on a movie I Roof. Limited edi- wrote, Creepshow, and it’s left tion of 500 cop- ies (This being little time for anything else” No. 11). London: Elkin Mathews 532. Stephen King. TLS, on a and Marrot, 1928. 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, November 19, Hardcover, 6 x 1981. Letter to an admirer. In part: 8.25, 32 pages. “Sorry to be so long in responding, Signed on the limitations page in black ink. In very good condition, but I’ve been working on a movie I with mild toning and rippling to signed page and other inside pages, wrote, Creepshow, and it’s left little much heavier to pastedowns and covers from direct moisture contact. time for anything else. The movie, as well as a new book, Different The signature remains very bold and crisp and could be matted for Seasons, will be out next summer.” In fine condition, with a couple light an exceptional example if so desired. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR postal marks to correspondence side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Auction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 135
  • 138. Scarce privately published, limited edition of his highly controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover536. D. H. Lawrence. Signed book: Lady Chatterley’s Lover.Limited edition of 1000 copies (this being no. 466). Florence: Pri-vately published, 1928. Handsomely rebound leather hardcover, 6.5x 9, 365 pages. Signed on the limitations page, “D. H. Lawrence.”In very good condition, with aforementioned rebinding, some lighttoning and staining to signed page and opening pages, pencilnotations to first free end page, scattered toning to inside pages,and some mild rippling to opening pages. A rare autograph, anda particularly desirable title.Bypassing the censors, Lawrence had his book privately printed inItaly by the Tipografia Giuntina after British and American publish-ers, questioning the novel’s subject matter and language, refusedto handle it without comprehensive revisions—changes Lawrence rejected. Despite being bannedin Britain, and with several illicit consignments seized in police raids, the edition sold out within sixmonths and has continued to fascinate the book-buying public. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 538. Fernand Leger. French artist (1881– 1955) best known for his brightly colored, cubist- and machine- age–influenced abstractions. La Forme humaine dans l’espace catalog, 7.5 x 9.5, first edition, Montreal: Les Editions de l’Arbre, 1945. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, in French, and dated August 1945. In very good condition, with creasing and soiling to covers and spine, uniform toning to inside pages, and a bit537. Harper Lee. Signed book: To Kill a Mockingbird. First edition of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)(stated explicitly on the copyright page). Philadelphia: J.B. LippincottCompany, 1960. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 296 pages.Signed and inscribed later on in black felt tip, “To Jean and Bill, With 539. David Levine. Artist andbest wishes, Harper Lee, Christmas 1988” on a similarly-sized page illustrator (1926–2009) best knownwhich has been inserted and affixed into the front of the volume. The for his caricatures in The New Yorkbook is in very good condition, with some light staining and creasing Review of Books. Original signedto signed page, light soiling and bookplate remnant to first free end and inscribed ink sketch of a cari-page, scattered soiling and wear to covers and spine, and binding cature of himself as the head of aa bit loose. The dustjacket shows scattered moderate creasing, fountain pen on an off-white 10 xheavier to the front, paper loss along spine and edges, and light ton- 10 sheet, signed and inscribed “Toing and soiling; its inside flap shows the original price of $3.95 along Bernie Ackerman, from his friendwith Truman Capote’s blurb of praise, and his photo of Lee graces David Levine 96–97.” Matted andthe jacket’s back panel. A rare opportunity to acquire a scarce first framed with a portrait of Levine at his drawing table to an overall sizeedition of a modern classic. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction of 17 x 28. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $200)136 Art & Literature
  • 139. The creator of Narnia receives a Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology 540. C. S. Lewis. Influential Irish author and scholar (1898–1963), a former atheist who became an eloquent convert to Christianity, best known for his works on Christian theology (most notably, the ‘epistolary’ story The Screwtape Letters) and for his much- beloved, seven-book juvenile fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. TLS, one page, 8 x 5, typed The Kilns, Kiln Lane letterhead, April 13, 1960. Letter of thanks for a sent book. In full: “An attractive looking book, The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, ar- rived here this morning from Messrs. Doubleday, and I gather from the docket enclosed with it that it is a present from you. I am most grateful to you for your kindness, and I look forward to beginning on this feat forthwith.” Pencil notation in an unknown hand at bottom reads, “Contributor? Of a filer not a story Mercury Press had us send.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, staple hole to top left corner, and a couple light creases. Doubleday began printing their anthologies taken from the best of the Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine in 1954 and released them sporadically over the following years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 543. Curzio Malaparte. Italian writer, born Kurt Erich Suckert, (1898–1957) whose surname, means ‘evil/wrong side’ and is a play on Napoleon’s family name ‘Bonaparte’ which means, in Ital- ian, ‘good side.’ ALS in French, signed “Malaparte,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 4, 1932. Letter 541. Jack London. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed written to journalist Max Dorian, by London, payable to Imperial Cash Store for $12.40, stamp-dated translated in full: “Dear Dorian, January 8, 1910. A central vertical fold, expected stamps to both Thank you for your good thought sides, and cancellation holes touching opening stroke of signature, and all the very best for New Year. I have received a newspaper called otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction ‘Le Courrier’ with an article signed Max Dorian, on Bauer-Bus’s books, COA.…(MB $200) dear ‘congressman.’Have you received ‘Literary Italy’ with my own article on Bauer’s books? I will be at [the publisher] Grasset before noon.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with a small separation to top edge of vertical fold, clipped top right corner, a couple slight edge tears, and scattered light toning and foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 544. Filippo Tommaso Mari- netti. Italian poet and editor (1876–1944) who was one of the seminal figures of the futurist move- ment. Uncommon ALS in French, signed “F. T. Marinetti,” one page, 8.5 x 10.5, undated. Letter to an 542. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ALS signed “Henry W. unnamed “confrère,” translated in Longfellow,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 11, full: “Dear colleague, I will write 1872. Letter to Mr. Montgomery declining an invitation. In part: “I have the article you request. When is it no gift for that kind of composition required on such occasions as you needed? I am very busy at the pres- mention; and consequently am obliged to decline, though often very ent time. All my sympathy, F. T. Marinetti Futurist movement. Adriane reluctantly, all similar applications.” In fine condition, with intersecting square 30, Rome” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one folds, with a vertical fold through middle initial. Pre-certified PSA/DNA through a single letter of signature, scattered creases, a couple of and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) minor edge dings, and several pencil notations. Marinetti seldom wrote “movimento futurista” in his own hand.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 137
  • 140. 545. W. SomersetMaugham. Two 547. Peter Max. Color 21 x 25 Max-signed hardcover designed poster for the 1991 Mill Valleybooks, both trade Film Festival, signed at the top in blackeditions: The Ra- felt tip. In fine condition, with a few lightzor’s Edge, signed dings and a mild vertical bend to upperand inscribed on left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)the first free endpage, “For Egon &Rita Merdinger, W.Somerset Maugham, Their father’s old friend, Christmas 1944”; andAh King, signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For MauriceZerner, his old friend the author, W. Somerset Maugham.” In very 548. Henry Miller.good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) ALS signed “Henry” on a 5.5 x 3.25 postal card, January 3, 1949. Letter to a friend. In full, “Do you still have this book - ‘The 546. Peter Max. Unique color 15.5 x 22.5 Dragon of Revelation’ by promotional print for Max’s ‘Drawings’ exhibi- Frederick Carter? If so, tion at the Jack Gallery in NYC, with thick, could you lend it to me colorful strokes of paint applied by Max over for a little while? Just got a most beautiful book on ‘Ronault’ pub. by the image, signed and inscribed in pencil, “For Skira, Paris. You ought to have it in the college library.” Miller has hand George & Tango, Max.” In fine condition, with addressed the other side of the postcard as well. In fine condition, light toning around the edges from previous with a light pencil notation and a bit of toning and soiling. RRAuction mounting. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $100) Declining to sign, Mitchell returns a copy of Eo Vento Levou with anapologetic letter: “Nothing has given me more pleasure than the kind interest of readers of the Portuguese translation of my book”549. Margaret Mitchell. American author (1900–1949) whose single novel, GoneWith the Wind, became one of the best-sellers of all time and spawned one of the mostfabled movies in Hollywood history. She died after being struck by a speeding car atthe age of 48. TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personalletterhead, July 8, 1948. In full: “Your copy of ‘Eo Vento Levou’ containing your letter ofMay 4th has reached me. I am very sorry that I must return the book to you without theautograph you requested. I am both honored and touched by your interest in my noveland by your desire for my autograph in your copy. Nothing has given me more pleasurethan the kind interest of readers of the Portuguese translation of my book, and I assureyou that I am grateful for your interest. However, my secretary has written you about mypolicy in this matter and the reasons for it. I hope you will consider my signature at theend of this letter as an ‘autograph.’ I am sorry, too, that I cannot send you the personallyautographed picture you requested. That, too, is something I have found I could not do.However, I am enclosing with your book a pamphlet which my publishers in New Yorkprinted shortly after ‘Gone With the Wind’ was published. It contains a photograph ofme with a facsimile signature.” Pencil notation to bottom edge and some scattered lighttoning, otherwise fine condition. When Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, she had noidea of the sensation it would become. It was an instant bestseller, selling over 1,000,000copies within the first six months of its publication, and she became so overwhelmed bythe countless requests that she received to autograph copies of her novel that less thana year after its publication, she vowed not to sign any more, not even for close friendsor relatives. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)138 Art & Literature
  • 141. Monet is “back home” in Giverny 550. Claude Monet. Highly influential French painter (1840–1926) who was among the leading figures of the impressionist move- ment, which took its name from the title of one of Monet’s works. ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 7, December 1891. Letter to the well-known French art critic Gustave Geffroy, one of Monet’s closest friends and future biographer. Written from his famous house at Giverny. Translated in full: “Dear friend, Here I am back home since yesterday. Please come to see me as soon as possible as I do not plan to stay long at Giverny. I will wait for a note of yours I will be delighted, enchanted if you tell Loiseau your delicious story.” In very good condition, with portions of text very light and only partially legible due to decreased ink flow, last name of signature extremely light and only slightly legible. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Monet. An intimate letter, also mentioning the post-impressionist painter Gustave Loiseau. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 551. Henry Moore. In- triguing 4 x 6 book photo of one of Moore’s abstract sculptures, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. 553. LeRoy Neiman. Two items: color 7.5 x 5.25 postcard image RRAuction COA.…(MB of Neiman’s ‘High Seas Sailing,’ signed in red felt tip; and a felt tip $100) signature on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 552. LeRoy Neiman. Color 11 x 8.5 print of a hound dog, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “LeRoy Neiman ‘88.” In fine condition, with scattered light creases and wrinkles and a uniform block of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Art & Literature 139
  • 142. “There seem to be many The Ship of Fools author locates her accounts of my life” personal correspondence at Yale554. Maxfield Par- 557. Katherine Annerish. American art- Porter. Pulitzer Prize–ist (1870–1966) best winning American writ-known for his luminous, er (1890–1980) bestoften fantastic land- known for such enduringscapes and romantic stories as ‘The Jiltingillustrations of nudes. of Granny Weatherall’ALS, one page, 5.5 x and the novel Ship of4.5, April 28, 1931. Brief Fools. TLS, one onion-letter to a woman. In skin page, 8.25 x 11,full: “There seem to be many accounts of my life: The latest in ‘The June 7, 1965. Letter toAmerican Magazine’ for Mar ‘30.” A uniform block of light toning over Vida Vliet at Americantext and signature from previous display, and a horizontal fold passing Institutional College. Inthrough signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA part: “It is true that I hadand RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) two near fatal attacks of pneumonia twice within ten months…Of course you may have permission to read my letters 555. Norman Vin- in the Beinecke Library at Yale. I had no notion that so many of my cent Peale. Two items: letters were there; I was much distressed to learn that a dear friend glossy 6.5 x 8 photo of mine, now dead, had been in such povery [sic] he was forced to of Peale at a podium, sell my letters—I suppose along with other letters from friends—to signed and inscribed, the Yale collection. I am told there are about twenty five of mine there “To Ed Clark Ford, with to this one friend…I would be so grateful if you could have my letters best wishes, Norman copied…for me, as I need them very badly for my own memoirs and Vincent Peale”; and a personal history. It is very painful to me to have them disappear into one-page TLS, signed libraries and I am not even told where they are.” In fine condition,“Norman V. Peale,” dated June 1, 1956 and written to Ford regarding a with some scattered light wrinkling and toning and a trivial tear to lefteulogy he gave with a handwritten postscript at the bottom. Photo with edge. The year after writing this letter, Porter would be awarded thescattered marks and impressions, and letter with expected horizontal Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter.folds and scattered wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $100) “I must go! The flowers will disappear.” The impressionist summons a doctor for a house call before leaving to paint556. Camille Pissarro. Highly regarded French painter (1830–1903),one of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known forhis distinctive pointillist style. ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” on a self-contained addressed 4.75 x 5 mailing sheet, April 15, 1902. Letter to hisphysician, Dr. Parenteau. In full (translated): “I am congested yet again. Rightat the time when I am ready to pack my trunk, please kindly come by to seeme. I managed to avoid a crisis all these days…Anyway! That is it!” Under hissignature, Pissarro adds a brief postscript, “And yet I must go! The flowers willdisappear.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold,a bit of mild toning, rusty paperclip mark along top edge, adhesive residuealong left edge, and show-through from postmarks and printing on reverse.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)140 Art & Literature
  • 143. Exceedingly rare letter containing Plath’s poem Lament, a work which explored the lifelong impact of her father’s death558. Sylvia Plath. Poet, novelist and shortstory writer (1932–1963), who committed sui-cide after her separation from her husband anda long bout with depression. Virtually unobtain-able TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, November 23,1959. Letter to Miss Reutlinger of Minneapolis,MN, transmitting the text of a poem publisheda few years previously. In full: “Thank you foryour card. ‘Lament’ was published severalyears ago by the New Orleans Poetry Journal,but I’ve lost track of both the date and number,and I think most libraries don’t carry such verylittle magazines. I have a copy of the poem tohand, being in the throes of moving and clearinghouse, so here it is.LamentThe sting of bees took away my father / Whowalked in a swarming shroud of wings / Andscorned the tick of the falling weather.Lightning licked in a yellow lather / But missedthe mark with snaking fangs: / The sting of beestook away my father.Trouncing the sea like a raging bather/ He rodethe flood in a pride of prongs/ and scorned thetick of the falling weather.A scowl of sun struck down my mother/ Tollingher grave with golden gongs/ But the sting ofbees took away my father.He counted the guns of god a bother/ Laughedat the ambush of angels’ tongues/ And scorned the tick of the falling used during her college years. Its prevalent theme, the death of herweather. father, is often found in her other work. Her father, Otto Plath, was a professor of biology and German at Boston University. As alluded toO ransack the four winds and find another/ Man who can mangle the in the poem, he was an entomologist with an expertise on bees andgrin of kings: the sting of bees took away my father/ Who scorned the wrote the book Bumblebees and Their Ways in 1934. In 1940, whentick of the falling weather. Plath was only eight, he died of advanced diabetes. The trauma of his death is thought to have deeply influenced Plath’s work and to haveNo, I haven’t published a volume of poems yet, but I hope to manage contributed to her later emotional problems. In this letter she presentsthis in a year or so if fates and editors are willing.” the poem and hopes for a published volume of her poetry “if the fates and editors are willing.” They were, and her first collection of poetry,Letter is affixed to a larger board and framed to an overall size of 11.75 The Colossus and Other Poems, was published the following year.x 14.25. In very good condition, with trimmed corners, intersecting folds, Anything signed by Plath is practically nonexistent and this is the firsta bit of light soiling and a few tape remnants to edges. example we have ever offered. With its outstanding poetic content, it would make a superb addition to any literary collection. Pre-certifiedPlath’s ‘Lament’ is a villanelle, a traditional form of poetry that she often John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Art & Literature 141
  • 144. Uncommon first edition of The Fountainhead559. Ayn Rand. Signed book: The Fountainhead. Firstedition, second issue (in green cloth; printed two monthsafter the first). Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943.Hardcover, 6 x 8.25, 754 pages. Signed and inscribed onthe first free end page, “To ‘Weesie’ Morrison—Cordially,Ayn Rand, May 21, 1948.” Housed in a slightly trimmedjacket from a modern printing. Front hinge cracked andpartly separated (still held by webbing), light staining tocovers, sunning to spine and chipping to ends, and a hintof subtle soiling and a faint spot or two to signed page (notaffecting writing), otherwise very good condition. Scarcein signed first-edition copies. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)560. James Whitcomb Riley. 562. MarioAQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 album Puzo. Signedpage. Riley pens the third stanza book: The Lastfrom his poem ‘God Bless Us Don. Franklin Li-Everyone.’ In full: “And thus he brary First Editionprayed, ‘God bless us every one!’ Society edition.Enfolding all the creeds within the Pennsylvania:span; Of his child-heart; and so, The Franklindespising none, was nearer saint Library, 1996.than man.” Signed at the top, “Yours Leatherboundtruly, James Whitcomb Riley, hardcover, 6.5 xIndianapolis, Ind., Feb 6:1893.” In 9.5, 482 pages. Signed on the limitations page in blue ink. In finefine condition, with rough left edge condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)and some light toning. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $100) “Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!”561. James R. Randall. Writer best remembered as the lyricist of the song,‘Maryland, My Maryland.’ Scarce AQS on an off-white 7 x 8.75 lightly-lined sheet,signed at the conclusion, “James R. Randall.” Randall pens the second stanza ofhis nine-stanza poem, “Maryland! My Maryland!” In full, “Hark to an exiled son’s ap-peal, Maryland! My Mother-State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! For life and death, forwoe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel,Maryland! My Maryland!” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature,a light diagonal crease, and a mild shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)142 Art & Literature
  • 145. 563. Norman Rockwell. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, March 23, 1960. Rock- well writes to John H. Connell in Henniker, New Hampshire. In full: “Thank you for your letter which I am enclosing. I cannot provide you 566. Norman Rockwell. Two FDCs, with cachets honoring Ben- with an original. If you want me to jamin Franklin and City Mail Delivery, each signed in blue ballpoint autograph something, please send “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell.” One has a printed mailing address it to me and I will be glad to do so.” in the lower right and the other an erased handwritten address still Mild handling wear, otherwise fine partially visible, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and the letter from Connell, discussing Connell’s 50 years with the Boy Scouts 567. James Rosen- of America and requesting from Rockwell an original Boy Scout draw- quist. Two identical ing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) color 4.25 x 6 postcards of Rosenquist’s ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ one signed in blue felt tip, the other “Although copying is of course signed in blue ballpoint. natural to the young it proves in In fine condition, with a couple light bends to no way any creative ability” both and some light surface rubbing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 564. Norman Rockwell. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 11, 1963. Let- ter to a woman who asked Rockwell Prisoner of Azkaban first edition to critique a youngster’s art work. In part: “You ask me something which is very difficult, and I am afraid impossible. That is to judge a young person’s work or advising 568. J. K. about entering the art field without Rowling. knowing him personally. One Signed book: thing is certain. Although copying Harry Potter is of course natural to the young and the Pris- it proves in no way any creative oner of Az- ability. So if the work is a copy of a photograph or other artist’s work, kaban. First there is no way to judge the creative ability which is so essential. My American suggestion is that the young man should submit his work to some edition. NY: good art school.” In fine condition, with a bit of trivial soiling and Arthur A. Levine, 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, some light wrinkling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. 435 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint. In fine con- RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) dition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 565. Norman Rockwell. Ink 569. Salman Rushdie. signature, “Sincerely, Norman Signed book: The Satanic Rockwell,” on a white card. Matted Verses. Later printing. NY: with a color print of one of Rock- Viking Press, 1989. Hard- well’s works and a small image of cover with dustjacket, 6.5 x Rockwell to an overall size of 11 9.25, 547 pages. Signed on x 14. In fine condition. RRAuction the title page in black ink. COA.…(MB $100) In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Art & Literature 143
  • 146. Russell highlights a volume on Western exploration with a trademark sketch570. Charles M. Russell. Eminent Americanartist and illustrator (1864–1926) best known for hisevocative images of the people and landscapes ofthe American West. Signed book: Journals of Lewisand Ordway Volume XXII. First edition. Madsion,Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Publications,1916. Hardcover, 7 x 9.75, 444 pages. Signed inblack ink on the front pastedown, adding a smallsketch of a buffalo skull. In fine condition, withspine a bit loose, bumps to edges and cornersof boards, as well as scattered rubbing. A mostnotable association for this important Westernartist. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR AuctionCOA.…(MB $200) 571. John Sartain and Caleb Cope. Sar- tain (1808–1897) was an artist who pioneered mezzotint engraving in the United States, Cope (1797-1888) wasa major merchant and financier. Pennsylvania Academy of the FineArts check, 7 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Sartainand Caleb Cope, “C. Cope,” payable to Godfrey Krouse for $13.00,March 15, 1870. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)572. Maurice Sendak.Signed book: Outside OverThere. First edition. NY: Harp-er and Row, 1981. Hardcoverwith dustjacket, 10.25 x 9.25.Signed and inscribed on the first free-end page, “Good luck to Jim,Maurice Sendak, May 81.” In fine condition, with some scattered lightwear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Fantastic uninscribed Cat in the Hat sketch574. Dr. Seuss. Original signed ink, pencil, and crayon sketch of theCat in the Hat on a yellow 8 x 10 sheet, with a word balloon comingfrom the Cat which reads, “I’ve always wanted to be in a mini-museum!,”with Seuss adding underneath, “And so have I. And now we’ve madeit! With all best wishes, …Dr. Seuss.” Matted to an overall size of 12x 14. In fine condition, with a slight crease to lower right corner anddings to edges of mat. This piece was pictured in color in Bob Bennett’sbook Collecting Original Cartoon Art. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)144 Art & Literature
  • 147. “I have no pictures around, but really you aren’t missing much. Imagine a big bloke with a big busted nose and crooked teeth” 578. Michael Shaara. Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Killer Angels (1928–1988). Scarce TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 15, 1985. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Hope you don’t mind this typed letter. I use this little electronic thing that weighs four pounds and is powered by batteries…but Outstandingly-detailed sketch it doesn’t type well and I haven’t learned how to use it yet. But, must of Carol the Wild Thing admit it’s fun working with the thing while sitting on a plane going across the Atlantic—always gets the 575. Maurice Sendak. Original signed and inscribed ink sketch stewardess interested. Sorry I have no pictures around, but really of a creature from Where the Wild Things Are, on an off-white 8 x 10 you aren’t missing much. Imagine a big bloke with a big busted nose sheet, signed and inscribed “For Dave Zimmerman, Maurice Sendak, and crooked teeth.” In fine condition, with a few creases and wrinkles Feb. ‘91.” In fine condition, with scattered light creases. Pre-certified and some slight mirroring of signature. Accompanied by the original PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $200) mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 576. Maurice Shaw declines a lecture tour Sendak. Signed book: The Juniper of the US: “I should have to Tree and Other address aspects seriously to Tales from Grimm. Later printing. NY: much larger problems than the Farrar, Strauss, usual literary lecturer deals with” and Giroux, 2003. Hardcover with 579. George Bernard dustjacket, 5.75 x 7.25, 334 pages. Signed on the title page in black Shaw. ALS signed “G. ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Bernard Shaw,” on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, December 9, 1904. Letter to W. H. Wright, Jr. In full: “I see no immediate prospect of my being able to undertake a lecturing tour in 577. Maurice Sen- the United States. It would be dak. Color 17 x 23 a very laborious undertaking poster for a 1981 Sen- for me and I should have to dak exhibit at the Pier- address aspects seriously to pont Morgan Library, much larger problems than signed in black ballpoint. the usual literary lecturer Rolled and in fine con- deals with.” Shaw has also dition, with scattered addressed the reverse of light foxing and a few the postcard. In fine condi- mild ripples. RRAuction tion, with uniform toning to COA.…(MB $150) postcard, postmark over a couple words of text, horizontal crease above signature, and a few stray postmarks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 145
  • 148. Superb first edition of East of Eden 583. John Steinbeck. Signed book: East of Eden. Limited edition, first edition of 1500 copies. NY: Vi k i n g P r e s s ,580. Eric Sloane. American landscape painter and illustrator 1952. Hardcover,(1905–1985). Collection of seven signed color candid photos, 9.75 6.25 x 9.25, 602x 7.5 and 7.5 x 9.75, of Sloane at work in his studio in 1973, each pages. Signedsigned in black ink by Sloane. Each photo is individually matted and on the limitationsframed to overall sizes of 15.25 x 13.25 and 13.25 x 15.25. In fine page in blue ink byoverall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Steinbeck. In fine condition, with owner’s signature to first free end page, some slight discoloration to fore-edges, and some trivial wear to spine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 581. Gertrude 584. John Stein- Stein. Signed beck. Vintage fountain book: How to pen signature and in- Write. Plain edi- scription, “For W. H. Hill tion, first edition. from John Steinbeck,” Paris: Darantiere on an off-white 5 x 3.5 Press, 1931. card. In fine condition, Hardcover, 4.25 with a light diagonal x 6.5, 395 pages. crease slightly affecting Quickly signed portion of last name of on the first free signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) end page below a “Printed in France” stamp.In very good condition, with covers worn and lightly dampstained, small Author of theseparation to front gutter, corner bumps, and some dampstaining tofore edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) classic Treasure Island 585. Robert Louis Steven-582. John Stein- son. Partial ALS signed “R. L.beck and Richard S.,” one page, 4 x 3, no date. EndRodgers. Vintage ball- of a larger letter reads, in full:point signature, “John “had not happened. May GodSteinbeck,” and vintage grant all may go well. But I amink signature, “Rich- sure put to it. Winter still here, Iard Rodgers,” on an shall get letters a day later—thatoff-white 8 x 11 guest is all.” Matted and framed withbook page. Page is also an etched portrait of Stevensonsigned on both sides to an overall size of 9.5 x 16.5.in ink and pencil by 10 A central vertical fold passingothers including Hubert through middle initial, slightH. Humphrey and Kim pencil remnant along bottomHunter. In fine condition. edge, and a uniform shade ofPre-certified PSA/DNA mild toning, otherwise fine condi-and RR Auction COA.… tion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and(MB $200) RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)146 Art & Literature
  • 149. 586. Harriet BeecherStowe. Endorsed bank 587. James Thurber. TNS, onecheck, 8.25 x 2.75, filled page, 7.75 x 11, June 9, 1959.out in another hand Brief note to an admirer. In full: “Iand signed by James hope you have a successful andR. Osgood, payable to happy life.” Intersecting folds, oneStowe for $944.46, July through a single letter of signature,10, 1873. Endorsed on and scattered light edge toning andthe reverse, “Pay to G. creasing, otherwise fine condition.P. Bissel or order H. B. Stowe.” In very good condition, with several RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)vertical folds, small cancellation cut to body, scattered staining to front,and some light soiling and bank stamps to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Tolkien offers advice to a follower: “If you use one of themodern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso” 588. J. R. R. Tolkien. British author and scholar (1892–1973) whose Lord of the Rings trilogy became one of the towering classics of fantasy literature and inspired a series of wildly popular films. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 12, 1966. Too overwhelmed to send personal responses following the resurgence in popularity of The Lord of the Rings, especially in America, in the 1960s, Tolkien sent this preprinted letter with typed-in name and address, signing in ink in his distinctive calligraphic hand. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind letter. I am always pleased to hear from people who have read and enjoyed my books. I hope they will continue to give you pleasure.” After signing, Tolkien adds a handwritten postscript: “If you use one of the modern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso!” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine, clean condition. From 1959 until his death in 1973, Tolkien received steadily increasing public attention, literary fame, and of course fan mail, forcing him to resort to these pre-printed, personally signed pages—with a few fortunate recipients finding a handwritten message from the author. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $500) Art & Literature 147
  • 150. Lautrec begins his dark downward spiral into drink: “You ask me what would please me. Send me some wine”589. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Important Frenchpainter and printmaker (1864–1901) whose lively, colorfulportrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paristake a place among the most iconic images of the era.Toulouse-Lautrec’s immersion in art stemmed largely fromhis isolation following a disfiguring teenage accident thatfailed to heal properly, preventing his legs from growingfurther while his torso continued to develop normally.Extremely scarce ALS in French, signed “Henri,” threepages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6, no date [HerbertSchimmel dates it to the summer of 1885]. Letter to hiscousin, close friend and drinking companion Raoul Tapié de Celeyran (1868-1937) that Lautrec painted mounted on a donkey. In full: “Mydear Raoul, I have sent you a little bronze box. I hope you will like it. You ask me what would please me. Send me some wine. This is what Iwould do. I will try some samples of red wine. I will tell you the prices and you will send me the number of bottles you will like. Fewer bottlesbut good. Cordially to you, Henri at Mr. Fabre, in Taussat by Ambeuge, Gironde.” In fine condition, with a mild shade of overall toning and acouple of slight brushes to text. A moving letter from the start of Lautrec’s descent into alcoholism. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA andRR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 590. Leo Tolstoy. Crisp ink signature on an off-white 5.25 x 592. Boris Vallejo. Color glossy 4.5 lightly-lined folded 8 x 10 cardstock photo of Vallejo’s sheet. An intersecting work entitled ‘Water Nymphs,’ vertical and horizon- signed in silver ink. In fine condi- tal crease towards tion, with light overall irregular ink the left edge, some adhesion to signature. RRAuction trivial creasing, and COA.…(MB $100) scattered light fox- ing, otherwise finecondition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 593. Alberto Var- gas. Color 6.75 x 10.75 book photo of Vargas’s work of a nude woman with two greyhounds, Commemorating signed in blue ballpoint, “Vargas.” A diagonal United Nations milestones crease to two corners, otherwise fine condition.591. United Nations Prints. Five limited edition color prints, 8.5 RRAuction COA.…(MBx 11, each signed in ink or pencil by the respective artist pictured. $100)Signers are: Sophia Loren (1982 Flag Series), Kenny Scharf (BanningChemical Weapons), Dong Kingman (1984 FAO World Food Day), andtwo from Chaim Gross (International Conference on Population 1984and 1980 Flag Series). In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)148 Art & Literature
  • 151. 594. Andy W a r h o l . Signed book: Popism. First edition, first prin ting . NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 310 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the first free end page and signed again in black felt tip on the front of the dustjacket. Strip of toning over portion of inside signature, light toning to pastedowns, a couple light stains to fore-edges, and scattered creases to dustjacket, otherwise An identified sketch fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) of his iconic soup can 597. Andy Warhol. Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. First edition, first printing. NY: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. Hard- cover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the first free end page, “To Ron, Andy Warhol,” adding a sketch of a Campbell’s Soup can, and writing “Campbell’s Soup,” on the sketch. In fine condition. Ronald Tavel (1936-2009) was 595. Andy Warhol. an American screenwriter, director and actor, best known for his work Signed book: America. with Andy Warhol and The Factory. Tavel worked as a screenwriter NY: Harper and Row. during the 1960s for many of Warhol’s underground films including Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 224 Chelsea Girls. Warhol soup can sketches are, of course, highly col- pages. Signed vertically lectible! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) in black felt tip on the front cover. In fine con- dition, with a few trivial cover creases and light handling wear. RRAuc- Huge Marilyn image tion COA.…(MB $100) signed by the pop art icon 598. Andy War- hol. Color 19.5 x 29 poster for a 1971 exhibit at the Tate Gallery, 596. Andy Warhol. bearing a Warhol Glossy 8 x 10 photo of image of Marilyn Warhol looking pensive, Monroe, signed in signed vertically in black the lower border felt tip. Some scattered in black felt tip. edge creases and some Double matted light scratches to sur- to an overall size face over portions of of 25.75 x 36. image, otherwise fine In fine condition. condition. Pre-certified Oversized. Pre- PSA/DNA and RR Auc- certified PSA/ tion COA.…(MB $200) DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200) Art & Literature 149
  • 152. 601. H. G. Wells. ANS, one page, 4.5599. Andy Warhol. x 3.5, personal let-Color 4 x 6 postcard im- terhead, no date, butage of Warhol’s 1962 ‘4 postmarked June 29,Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ 1921. Brief note to Mrs.signed at the bottom in Spencer Simson. In full:purple felt tip. In fine “I said 12 on Thursday.”condition, with a light In fine condition, withbrush to end of signa- scattered soiling to cor-ture. Pre-certified PSA/ respondence side and two irregular surface impressions to addressDNA and RR Auction side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)COA.…(MB $200)Word master’s signed copyof the documents accompanyingJefferson’s 1804 address relative to the Louisiana Purchase 600. Noah Webster. Author and lexicographer (1758-1843) who published the first comprehen- sive dictionary of American Eng- lish. Pamphlet entitled “Mes- sage from The President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress, 8th No- vember, 1804.” 5 x 8.5, 22 pages, Washington City: William Duane & Son, 1804. Signed on the front cover, “N. Enormous Whitman signature Webster.” Jeffer-son’s message is missing, but the pamphlet retains its three related 603. Walt Whitman. Large and incredibly bold ink signature, “Waltprinted documents. In good to very good condition, with partial sepa- Whitman,” on an off-white 6.25 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a pa-ration to some of the pages along extremely fragile spine, scattered perclip impression to top edge lightly touching one letter of signaturetoning and foxing to cover and opening pages, scattered paper loss and a touch of trivial soiling. A robust and visually appealing exampleto edges, and a few horizontal bends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR measuring an impressive 5.25˝ long. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Auction COA.…(MB $200)150 Art & Literature
  • 153. 604. Walt Whitman. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Whitman, payable to order of WW Bennett for $18.00, May 5, 1888. Three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, cancellation cut to center, and some mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Union veteran William W. Bennett is listed as a comrade in the 1886 roster of Camden’s William B. Hatch Post No. 37, Grand Army of the Republic. The same day as writing this check, Whitman had a conversation with Horace Traubel, documented in With Walt Whitman in Cambridge by Traubel in 1906, he spoke of his opinion of Matthew Arnold, John Milton, Dante, and Verdi. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 605. John Greenleaf 606. Tennessee Wil- Whittier. ALS signed liams. Book page bear- “John G. Whittier,” one ing a printed letter that page, 4.5 x 6.75, March Williams sent to the cast 7, 1888. Letter to an of his play ‘In the Bar unidentified recipient. In of a Tokyo Hotel’, 8.5 x part: “I have no brother 11.25, signed along the living, and of course the bottom in black ballpoint story is a myth. I know by Williams, below his nothing of the Coloniza-