RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Highlighted by a section of rare and remarkable Science and Technology autographs and space-flown artifacts, RR Auction’s June Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features a breathtaking thousand-plus lots. With signed material from Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Max Born, and Werner Heisenberg, many of the greatest scientific minds in history are represented. Other top selections include items from the personal collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott, a stunning presidential autograph collection, an important Gandhi letter, and a Mickey Mouse Christmas card from Walt Disney himself. 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 June 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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Bill Mauldin558 - Bill Mauldin
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Two items: an ink signature, "Bill Mauldin, Phoenix '66," who adds a small sketch of a man smoking a cigarette on an off-white 5 x 3 c...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chris Renaud559 - Chris Renaud
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Terrific trio of original felt tip sketches by Chris Renaud on individual white 5 x 8 sheets, each signed by Renaud and depicting a character from the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz560 - Charles Schulz
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Original hand-inked four panel Peanuts comic strip, 28.75 x 6.5, signed and inscribed between the first two panels in black felt tip, “To the Ken Brow
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz561 - Charles Schulz
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Fabulous and very rare original ballpoint sketch of Snoopy laying on his back on top of his doghouse accomplished by Schulz on an off-white 4.75 x 7.2
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz562 - Charles Schulz
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TLS signed “Charles M. Schulz,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 22, 1957. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "I have been out of t...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Elzie Segar563 - Elzie Segar
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Original vintage signed ink and graphite sketch of Popeye delivering a mammoth left hook on an off-white 6 x 9.5 album page, signed below in black ink
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dwarfs production drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs564 - Dwarfs production drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production concept drawing featuring five dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing them huddled toget
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Roger Rabbit production cel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?565 - Roger Rabbit production cel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1988) Original production cel of the famed title character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, signed on the mat in black felt tip by
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Wildman566 - George Wildman
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Excellent set of four original sketches by George Wildman of main characters from the Popeye comic strip, each accomplished in ink on white 3 x 5 card
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frank Willard567 - Frank Willard
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Original ink and water color sketch by Willard on the inside of a vintage 10.5 x 13.75 Toplitt Studio photo folder, signed and inscribed in black ink,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Baudelaire568 - Charles Baudelaire
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, October 10, 1863. Letter to the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, offering a cordial recommendati
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Lord Byron: Countess Guiccioli Teresa569 - Lord Byron: Countess Guiccioli Teresa
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Guiccioli,” one page both sides, 4 x 5, blindstamped "CG" letterhead, no date. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rene Crevel570 - Rene Crevel
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 7.5 x 11.75, no date. Crevel forwards a manuscript about a conference he wants to hold in Switzerland, which has b
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens571 - Charles Dickens
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ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, June 6, 1850. Letter to actor and playwright Francois Régnier stating that he has not invited the dramatist E...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles L. Dodgson572 - Charles L. Dodgson
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Remarkable ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson” at the conclusion and “Lewis Carroll” within the text, one page on black-bordered stationery, 4 x 6, Christ Chur
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Charles L. Dodgson573 - Charles L. Dodgson
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ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 3.5 x 5.5, August 7, 1893. Letter to the mother of his child-friend Gladys Baly, written from his home at &quo...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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T. S. Eliot574 - T. S. Eliot
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TLS signed “Tom Eliot,” one page, 7 x 8, Faber and Faber Limited letterhead, October 1, 1958. Letter to Harold Nicolson, in full: "I want to th...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald575 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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ANS, one page, 5 x 6.5, no date but circa late 1920s. Beautifully penned note from Fitzgerald, in full: "Dear Miss Sherlock, What a nice cordia...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Camille Flammarion576 - Camille Flammarion
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ALS in French, signed “Flammarion,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Observatoire de Juvisy letterhead, August 6, 1893. Letter to a gentleman, in full (translat
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Gustave Flaubert577 - Gustave Flaubert
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ALS in French, signed “Gu. Flaubert,” two pages, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to a friend, in full (translated): "Le Sexe Faible [The Weak Sex] must ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Gustave Flaubert578 - Gustave Flaubert
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Scarce ALS in French, signed “G. Flaubert,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, May 1878. In full (translated): "I count on you tomorrow—for it will be the ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming579 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian Fleming,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, June 20, 1956. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming580 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian Fleming,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, November 16, 1951. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Te
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Arthur de Gobineau582 - Arthur de Gobineau
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Uncommon untranslated ALS in French, signed “Cte. de Gobineau,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, January 9, 1869. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway583 - Ernest Hemingway
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TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, December 13, 1934. Letter to Italian-American newspaper editor Carlo Tresca concerning the plight of Cubist painter Luis Q
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Hardy584 - Thomas Hardy
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ALS signed “Th: Hardy,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Max Gate, Dorchester letterhead, May 2, 1924. Letter to Mr. Richardson, in full: "I am sorry to have...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mary Hemingway585 - Mary Hemingway
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Three items: an ALS signed “Mary Hemingway,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia letterhead, December 14, 1954, addressed to Kenneth Browne, in part: “Whe
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo586 - Victor Hugo
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Interesting pairing of handwritten poetry drafts by Hugo, each struck through. The first, accomplished on the reverse of a 5 x 2.75 envelope panel add
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo587 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, signed “V. H.,” one page, 4 x 5.5, black-bordered mourning stationery, September 12. Letter written from Brussels, in full (translated)
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Joyce588 - James Joyce
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ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, Victoria Palace Hotel letterhead, May 3, 1924. Letter to "Miss Russell," in part: "Will you please please...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg589 - Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Kerouac, "Jack Kerouac," payable to Allen Ginsberg for $5, October 10, 1959, and end...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Francis Scott Key590 - Francis Scott Key
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Francis Scott Key's pass book for his account with the Union Bank of Georgetown, signed on the front cover in ink, "F. S. Key," 18 pag...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Francis Scott Key591 - Francis Scott Key
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ALS signed “F. S. Key,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 9, 1823. Letter to "Rev'd & dear Sir" on the subject of coloni...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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D. H. Lawrence592 - D. H. Lawrence
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ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, January 4, 1920. Written from Palazzo Ferraro in Capri, a letter to New York publisher B. W. Huebsch, in full: “To
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Curzio Malaparte593 - Curzio Malaparte
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Uncommon untranslated ALS in French, signed “Malaparte,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 4, 1932. In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jack London594 - Jack London
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 7, personal letterhead, May 8, 1911. Letter to Mr. John A. Browne, secretary of the Vallejo Yacht and Rowing Club. In full: &qu...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Guy de Maupassant595 - Guy de Maupassant
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ALS in French, signed “Guy de Maupassant,” one page, 4.5 x 3.5, personal monogrammed letterhead, no date. Letter to the Countess Emanuela Potocka, in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Rainer Maria Rilke596 - Rainer Maria Rilke
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AQS in German, one page, 8.75 x 5.5, February 1, 1907. In full (translated): "Basically, there's only one form of existence: Becoming. God,...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery597 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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ALS in French, signed “Antoine,” three pages on two sheets, 8.5 x 10.75, Cafe de la Regence letterhead, no date but circa 1929. A love letter to his f
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre598 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Handwritten manuscript in French, unsigned, 11 pages, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Sartre pens his thoughts on French Algeria, in part (translated): "...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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August Strindberg599 - August Strindberg
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ALS in Swedish, one page, 4.5 x 5, May 22, 1899. Untranslated letter to writer and art critic Georg Brochner mentioning his play To Damascus; and Stri
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Alfred Lord Tennyson600 - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Lord Tennyson by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed on the image in ink, "Tennyson." In very goo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Voltaire601 - Voltaire
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ALS in French, signed “V,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, November 23, [no year but circa 1755–1760]. Letter written from Les Delices, his residence in Geneva
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Voltaire602 - Voltaire
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Boldly penned ADS in French, one page, 6.25 x 3.75, February 28, 1776. In full (translated): "I received from the Marquis of St. Tropez, throug...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Kate Douglas Wiggin603 - Kate Douglas Wiggin
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AQS on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, signed below in black ink, "Kate Douglas Wiggin." The quote, in full: "'God bless Aunt Miranda;...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Thomas Wolfe604 - Thomas Wolfe
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The Chase National Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Wolfe, payable to Rogers Peet for $22.54, May 14, 1938. Wolfe’s notation at bottom
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Isaac Asimov605 - Isaac Asimov
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10.75 Time magazine photo of Asimov with his trademark mutton chops, signed on his collar in black ballpoint. In fine condition,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Authors and Artists606 - Authors and Artists
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Group of four carte-de-visite portraits of authors and artists, with subjects including: Gustave Dore by Nadar; Alexandre Dumas by Alophe; George Sand
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Samuel Beckett607 - Samuel Beckett
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Souvenir typescript of "Endgame: A Play in One Act," one page, 8.5 x 11, no date, signed at the conclusion in black ink by Beckett. In par...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch608 - Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Bradbury speaking at a podium with Bloch and his wife seated to his left, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip "For Gar...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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