Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in December 2018.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Nickolas Muray453 - Nickolas Muray
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Hungarian-born American photographer and Olympic fencer (1892–1965), who was a celebrated portrait photographer, with his work gracing the pages of Ha
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Nadar454 - Nadar
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Pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournachon (1820–1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist. ALS in French, one page
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso455 - Pablo Picasso
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Signed book: Picasso: 347 Gravures. First edition. Paris: Draeger, 1968. Softcover, 6.5 x 6.5, 144 pages. Beautifully signed and inscribed on a free e
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell456 - Norman Rockwell
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Rockwell, payable to John Persip for $70, February 5, 1959. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentica
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell457 - Norman Rockwell
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Color 30.5 x 12.5 print entitled 'Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas,' signed in blue ink, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell." In very...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell458 - Norman Rockwell
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Felt tip signature, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 bookplate. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fin...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin459 - Auguste Rodin
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ALS in French, signed “Aug. Rodin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 8.25, December 24, 1914. Letter to Joseph Herbert Moore, thanking him fo
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Felicien Rops460 - Felicien Rops
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Belgian artist (1833–1898) known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint, famed for his work that tends to mingle sex and death. ALS in Fren
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Felicien Rops461 - Felicien Rops
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Belgian artist (1833–1898) known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint, famed for his work that tends to mingle sex and death. ALS in Fren
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Yves Saint Laurent462 - Yves Saint Laurent
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French fashion designer (1936–2008) recognized as one of the most celebrated and influential designers of the 20th century. Original unsigned pencil d
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright463 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Large compilation of Frank Lloyd Wright–related materials from the collection of Christian Science Monitor reporter Bernice Stevens Decker, highlighte
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Walt Disney464 - Walt Disney
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Fabulous original 1957 Disneyland Gold Pass, 3.75 x 2.5, issued to James Reinhold, signed in fountain pen, "Walt Disney." Encapsulated in ...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Walt Disney465 - Walt Disney
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Wonderful color 10 x 8 print reproducing a cel from the 1951 short 'Out of Scale,' presented in its original 15.5 x 14.5 mat, nicely signed ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Walt Disney466 - Walt Disney
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Spectacular color 7.5 x 10 print reproducing a cel from the Disney short 'Pets is Pets,' presented in its original 13 x 16.5 mat, signed and...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Walt Disney467 - Walt Disney
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Vintage glossy 5.25 x 7 full-length photo of Walt Disney walking down the airstairs of an SAS Convair CV-440 Metropolitan, signed in blue ink. Reverse
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Walt Disney468 - Walt Disney
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Very rare unsigned typed letter from Walt Disney, dictated by Disney while he was being treated at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California. The let
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Disney: Frank Follmer469 - Disney: Frank Follmer
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Fantastic original pencil concept sketch of Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey, and Louie on an off-white 18 x 12 sheet, signed in the lower right corner in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Disney: Frank Follmer470 - Disney: Frank Follmer
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Fantastic original pencil concept sketches of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on an off-white 18 x 12 sheet, signed in the lower right corner in pencil b
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Disney: Frank Follmer471 - Disney: Frank Follmer
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Wonderful original pencil concept sketches of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an off-white 18 x 12 sheet, signed in the lower right corner in pencil
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Disney: Frank Follmer472 - Disney: Frank Follmer
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Marvelous original pencil concept sketches of Snow White, the Prince, and the Seven Dwarfs on an off-white 18 x 12 sheet, signed in the lower right co
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Donald Duck production cel from the Disneyland television show At Home with Donald Duck473 - Donald Duck production cel from the Disneyland television show At Home with Donald Duck
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1956) Original production cel featuring Donald Duck from the Disneyland television show At Home with Donald Duck, showing the sh
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Chester Gould474 - Chester Gould
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ALS signed “Chester Gould,” one page on a 9 x 3.5 card featuring a printed (but hand-colored) profile sketch of Dick Tracy, November 18, 1972. Letter
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mowgli production cel from The Jungle Book475 - Mowgli production cel from The Jungle Book
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Original production cel featuring Mowgli from The Jungle Book, showing the wolf-raised child in a somber half-length pose.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Ludwig Von Drake and Dewey Duck production cel476 - Ludwig Von Drake and Dewey Duck production cel
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(Walt Disney Studios) Original production cel featuring Ludwig Von Drake and Dewey Duck from a Disney cartoon. Images measure 5 x 7 (Ludwig) and 2.75
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George McManus and Carl Anderson477 - George McManus and Carl Anderson
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Two original ink sketches by the American cartoonists, both on off-white 4.5 x 2.75 cards: McManus draws a sketch of Jiggs from Bringing Up Father, si
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stromboli production drawing from Pinocchio478 - Stromboli production drawing from Pinocchio
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production drawing featuring Stromboli from Pinocchio, showing the short-tempered puppeteer with his arm raised i
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz479 - Charles Schulz
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Limited edition color 17 x 13.25 lithograph of a wonderful nine-panel Peanuts Sunday comic strip entitled 'The Red Baron,' issued by the Int...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz480 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz. First edition, first printing. NY: Pharos Books, 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.2
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bashful production storyboard drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs481 - Bashful production storyboard drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production storyboard drawing featuring Bashful from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing the dwarf in a coy
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James M. Bailey482 - James M. Bailey
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American journalist (1841–1894) who served in the Civil War and established the Danbury News. ALS signed “J. M. Bailey,” two pages both sides, 8 x 10,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Boswell483 - James Boswell
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Desirable book: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., by James Boswell, in two volumes. First edition, second state (with "give" corrected on...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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John Burroughs484 - John Burroughs
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Famed American naturalist (1837–1921) best known for his writings on nature and travel. Handwritten manuscript in pencil, unsigned, three pages, 5.5 x
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Albert Camus485 - Albert Camus
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French philosopher, author, and journalist (1913–1960) who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957; his best known works include The Stranger and Th
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Agatha Christie486 - Agatha Christie
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TLS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7, Winterbrook House letterhead, February 19, 1966. Letter to Miss Evelyn B. Bryne, in part: "I...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens487 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Wonderful AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 stationery sheet from The Grand Hotel in Broadstairs, signed and dated at the conclusion: "Truly yours, M...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens488 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Ink signature, "Mark Twain," on an off-white 2.25 x 1.25 slip. Matted with a portrait of Clemens to an overall size of 11 x 14. Moderate t...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens, Winston Churchill, and More489 - Samuel L. Clemens, Winston Churchill, and More
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Notable pairing of late Victorian grand tour albums from the personal collection of socialite Madeleine Smith Austin Lee, the wife of British diplomat
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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T. S. Eliot490 - T. S. Eliot
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TLS signed “T. S. E.,” one page, 8 x 10, Faber & Faber letterhead, June 12, 1943. Letter to renowned composer Michael Tippett, in full: "As...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens491 - Charles Dickens
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Immensely desirable AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 stationery sheet, which reads, in full: "'And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us every ...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming492 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian Fleming,” one page, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, October 29, 1953. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry of the B
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway493 - Ernest Hemingway
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ALS signed “Love, Papa,” one page, 8 x 10.5, June 27, 1959. Letter to his close friend A. E. Hotchner, an integral member of Hemingway’s entourage dur
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway494 - Ernest Hemingway
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Extensively hand-corrected TLS signed twice as “Ernesto,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba letterhead, December 4, 1950.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Langston Hughes495 - Langston Hughes
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Scarce booklet for the Langston Hughes poem "Freedom's Plow," published by Musette Publishers of New York in 1943, fourteen pages, 5.2...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo496 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, signed “Victor H.,” one page, 5.25 x 7.75, April 23, [no year]. Letter to his close friend, the French poet Alfred de Vigny, in full (t
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo497 - Victor Hugo
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AQS in French on an off-white 6.75 x 2.25 sheet, in full: "Qui donne aux pauvres prête à dieu, Victor Hugo." The quote translate...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Henry James498 - Henry James
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Significant collection of seven ALSs and one TLS from Henry James, signed “H. J.,” “H. James,” or “Henry James,” 27 total pages, dated between 1895 an
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Samuel Johnson499 - Samuel Johnson
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Rare book: A Dictionary of The English Language (two volumes in four bindings). First unabridged American edition. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1818. H
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Benson Lossing500 - Benson Lossing
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Prolific and popular American historian (1813–1891) known for his illustrated books on the Revolution and Civil War, as well as features in Harper&#...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jack London501 - Jack London
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Unique pairing of items signed by Jack London, comprising a TLS and an inscribed galley proof for one of his short stories: TLS signed "Jack,&...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Margaret Mitchell502 - Margaret Mitchell
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Three TLSs from Mitchell, totaling four pages, personal letterhead, dated 1937 and 1948, all to friend and fellow writer Sadie Temple. The first, sig
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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