RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring The Founding Fathers

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Beginning with a selection of fantastic early American history—the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary War—RR Auction’s July Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts over 1,000 lots. Top items include a 1776 autograph letter by General George Washington, a document from rare Declaration signer George Taylor, a book from the personal library of Thomas Jefferson, and a manuscript by John Jay, tracking claims by New York’s Loyalists. An additional special highlight of the auction is an exceedingly rare autograph letter by Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, dated 1543. Other lots of significance are letters by Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Horatio Nelson, Lord Byron, and Barack Obama. 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 July 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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Mathew Brady558 - Mathew Brady
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Scarce National Metropolitan Bank check, 8.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand, payable to Brady for $10, October 19, 1878, endorsed on the reverse
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Camille Corot559 - Camille Corot
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French landscape painter (1796-1875) identified with the Barbizon School. ALS in French, signed “C. Corot,” one page, 5.25 x 7.75, no date. Letter to
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Louis Daguerre560 - Louis Daguerre
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French artist and photographer (1787–1851) recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. LS in French, signed “I approve t
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali561 - Salvador Dali
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Signed book: Dali's Mustache. First edition. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1954. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7, 126 pages. Prominently signed and inscribed acro...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Eugene Delacroix562 - Eugene Delacroix
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French artist (1798–1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse563 - Henri Matisse
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ALS in French, signed “H. Matisse,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 20, 1949. Letter concerning a collaboration with novelist Colette. In part (transla
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse564 - Henri Matisse
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Third-person ALS in French, signed twice within the text, one page, 8.25 x 5.25, no date. Poignant message from Matisse indicating his whereabouts to
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso566 - Pablo Picasso
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Amazing original ballpoint sketch of his famous dove of peace, accomplished by Picasso on an off-white 6.75 x 5 album page, prominently signed across
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso567 - Pablo Picasso
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ALS in French, signed "Picasso," one page, 3.5 x 8.25, no date. Written from his "Mas Notre Dame de Vie, Mougins" farmhouse, a l...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Camille Pissarro569 - Camille Pissarro
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Superb ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, black-bordered stationery, January 26, 1899. Letter to a doct
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir570 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” one page, 4 x 5.25, no date. Letter to a friend, about attending the dress rehearsal of a production. In part (transla
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Diego Rivera571 - Diego Rivera
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Influential Mexican artist (1886–1957) who earned international acclaim-and stirred controversy-for his powerful, politically charged murals. Rare TLS
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell573 - Norman Rockwell
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TLS, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, personal letterhead, August 29, 1972. Letter to Mark Minguillon, in full: "This is in reply to your letter of the 31s...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin574 - Auguste Rodin
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ALS in French, signed “Aug. Rodin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, personal letterhead, July 21, 1909. Letter to Monsieur Church, send
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Egon Schiele575 - Egon Schiele
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Influential, forward-looking Austrian artist (1890–1918) who takes a place among the leading figures of the Expressionist movement of the early 20th c
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright576 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Original printed blueprint for the Monona Terrace Community Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, 60.5 x 27.5, signed inside a hand-drawn red ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright577 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Softcover exhibition catalog entitled "Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright," published by the Art Commissio...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ansel Adams578 - Ansel Adams
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Signed book: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams. First edition thus. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.25 x 10.75. Sign
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pierre Alechinsky579 - Pierre Alechinsky
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Signed book: Alechinsky a la ligne. Paris: Galerie de France and Weber, 1973. Softcover, 8.75 x 11.75, 53 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jean Baptiste Carpeaux580 - Jean Baptiste Carpeaux
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French sculptor and painter (1827–1875) from whom Napoleon III commissioned many works. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.25,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Edward Clark581 - Edward Clark
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American architect (1822–1902) who served as Architect of the Capitol from 1865 to 1902, overseeing the completion of the iconic Capitol dome. ALS sig
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lyonel Feininger582 - Lyonel Feininger
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German-American painter and a leading exponent of Expressionism (1871–1956). Softcover exhibition catalogue for 'The Work of Lyonel Feininger...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hubert de Givenchy583 - Hubert de Givenchy
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French fashion designer (1927–2018) who founded the House of Givenchy in 1952, famous for designing clothes for the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jacque
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Yousuf Karsh and Louis St. Laurent584 - Yousuf Karsh and Louis St. Laurent
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Handsome matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 photo of Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, taken by renowned Ottawa portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh, aff
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell585 - Norman Rockwell
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Two items: one Franklin Mint 'Almanac' catalog from August 1971, 8.5 x 11, featuring an image of Rockwell at work on the front cover, signed...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Felicien Rops586 - 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 : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Victor Vasarely587 - Victor Vasarely
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Pioneering Hungarian-born French artist (1906–1997) generally regarded as the founder of the short-lived 'op art' movement. Color limited ed...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol588 - Andy Warhol
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Felt tip signature, "Andy Warhol,” on a blue 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition, with a small scuff to the top edge.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol589 - Andy Warhol
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Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). First edition. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust j...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol590 - Andy Warhol
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Color 8 x 8.5 print of Warhol's portrait of art collector Kimiko Powers removed from the Whitney Museum's exhibition catalog for Andy Warhol...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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Walt Disney591 - Walt Disney
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DS, signed “Walter E. Disney,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, December 12, 1957. Disney grants an endowment of 925 shares in Walt Disney Productions to the Chou
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Matt Groening592 - Matt Groening
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Awesome The Simpsons 1991 'Fun Calendar," measures 12 x 24 open, signed and inscribed on the Bart Simpson centerfold in silver ink, "T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elliott Production Cel from Pete's Dragon593 - Elliott Production Cel from Pete's Dragon
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1977) Original production cel featuring Elliott, the dragon from the live action/animated fantasy comedy Pete's Dragon, wi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Virgil Ross594 - Virgil Ross
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Original drawing by Virgil Ross showing five images of Bugs Bunny pestering moviegoers as he makes his way to his seat, signed in the lower right in p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz595 - Charles Schulz
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Large felt tip signature, "Charles Schulz,” on a white 11 x 14 sheet. In fine condition, with a Beckett authenticity label affixed to the lower...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz596 - Charles Schulz
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Vintage 8 x 10 cardstock print of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang surrounding a bust sculpture, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "For...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mort Walker597 - Mort Walker
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Three original felt tip sketches of Beetle Bailey characters—Private Beetle Bailey, Brigadier General Amos T. Halftrack, and Miss Buxley—on individual
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frank Willard598 - Frank Willard
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Vintage ink signature and inscription, "To Zita Anne Flynn, with best wishes, Willard, ‘42," who adds a wonderful small sketch of Kayo on ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Ainslie599 - Robert Ainslie
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Scottish clergyman and writer (1766–1838) remembered as a correspondent of the poet Robert Burns. ALS signed “R. Ainslie,” three pages on two adjoinin
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lady Byron600 - Lady Byron
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Wife (1792–1860) of poet George Gordon Byron, commonly known Lord Byron. ALS signed “A. I. Noel Byron,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.2
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Albert Camus601 - Albert Camus
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ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Nouvelle Revue Francaise letterhead, January 5. [no year]. Untranslated letter written from Cabris, Alpes Mariti
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lord Byron602 - Lord Byron
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LS in Italian, signed “N. B.,” one page, 8 x 9.75, July 12, 1823. Written in the hand of Count Pietro Gamba, Byron's secretary and the brother o...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens603 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Signed book collection: The Writings of Mark Twain, including 24 of 25 volumes. Author's Edition de Luxe, numbered 69/620. London: Chatto & ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens604 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Superb 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Clemens seated at a small desk, by Wm. Rutherford of Bath, NY. Reverse is imprinted with the photographer...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Charles L. Dodgson605 - Charles L. Dodgson
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ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 4.75 x 6.25, June 22, 1892. Written from Christ Church, Oxford, a letter to Mrs. Mallalieu, in full: "Tha...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle606 - Arthur Conan Doyle
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Unique and playful double fountain pen signature, "How I ought to graph, Arthur Conan Doyle, How I do graph, Arthur Conan Doyle,” on an off-whi...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald607 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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ANS, one page, 5 x 5.5, September 16, 1922. Wonderful note from Fitzgerald, in full: "An autograph for Edward LeBaron Howard, from one who beco...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Gustave Flaubert608 - Gustave Flaubert
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ALS in French, signed “Gu. Flaubert,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, [dated January 4, 1865, in the hand of Caroline Commanville, his literary executor]. Lett
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Stefan George609 - Stefan George
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German symbolist poet (1868–1933) and a translator of Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, and Charles Baudelaire. ALS in German, signed “St. G.,” on
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Maxim Gorky610 - Maxim Gorky
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Important Russian writer (1868–1936), who was a founder of the socialist realism literary method. Extraordinary matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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