RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With a wide variety of rare and remarkable material, January’s RR Auction Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features letters by George Washington, John Adams, and Charles Darwin, signed photos of Bruce Lee, Sharon Tate, and Vivien Leigh, and a comprehensive Declaration of Independence section boasting a near-complete set of signers. 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 January 2017.
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Robert Frost414 - Robert Frost
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Signed book: The Book of Knowledge, Vol. XVII. Later printing. NY: The Grolier Society, 1947. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75, 802 pages [page numbers 6037–683
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Kahlil Gibran415 - Kahlil Gibran
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Lebanese-American artist and writer (1883–1931) best known for his writings on religion and for his best-selling 1923 spiritual-philosophical classic
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Hardy416 - Thomas Hardy
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ALS signed “T. Hardy,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, April 2, 1886. Letter to artist Thomas Macquoid, in full: “Your note has been forwarded. I am glad to hea
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway417 - Ernest Hemingway
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Superb TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba letterhead, December 10, 1955. Letter to Silvano Suarez, in full: “I am very s
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Estimates : 2,200.00 - 2,400.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac418 - Jack Kerouac
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Grouping of two TLSs and a typed manuscript relating to the impending publication of Vanity of Duluoz, the 1968 semi-autobiographical novel of Jack Ke
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo419 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5.25, October 3, no year. In full (translated): "Yes, Monsieur, you are right, Beauty gives to all of us ‘hours of...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo420 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, February 7, 1859. In full (translated): “Your letter, dear sir, has touched me and therefore I want to reply to
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Harper Lee421 - Harper Lee
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 13, 1997. Letter to Phil and Michelle Thooft, in full: “Your charming and most original gift went straight to my heart, a
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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A. A. Milne422 - A. A. Milne
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World War II-dated ALS signed “Blue,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, December 20, 1942. Letter to longtime friend Vincent Seligman, in part: “This is to
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Margaret Mitchell423 - Margaret Mitchell
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Ink signature, “Thank you for your letter. See 2 and 3. Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” on an off-white 4.5 x 5.25 clipped sheet bearing an image of her fam
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Luigi Pirandello and Marta Abba424 - Luigi Pirandello and Marta Abba
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Rare matte-finish 6.75 x 9 photo of Pirandello and actress Marta Abba, neatly signed in fountain pen, “Luigi Pirandello” and “Marta Abba.” In fine con
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Marcel Proust425 - Marcel Proust
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Signed book: Pastiches et Melanges. Second edition. Paris: Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1919. Rebound marbled hardcover with original wrappers inside, 5.
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rainer Maria Rilke426 - Rainer Maria Rilke
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ALS in German, signed “R. M. Rilke,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 8.25, March 16, 1922. Letter to Mr. Jaffe, written from his home at Chateau de Muzot,
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw427 - George Bernard Shaw
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 bust-length portrait of Shaw in a striped suit, vertically signed and inscribed in black ink, “G. Bernard Shaw, to Sylvest
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Robert Louis Stevenson428 - Robert Louis Stevenson
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, black-bordered mourning stationery, no date but circa 1887. Letter to Edwin W. Carr, in full: “It is annoying to me that I shoul
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Estimates : 2,800.00 - 3,200.00
 
 
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John Steinbeck429 - John Steinbeck
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ALS signed “John,” one page on a color 5.75 x 4 postcard depicting a ship, September 30, 1957. Letter to Chase Horton, in full: “A ship is the grave y
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Henry David Thoreau430 - Henry David Thoreau
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Sought-after handwritten manuscript contained within the first volume of the 1906 ‘manuscript edition’ of Thoreau’s works, one page both sides, 7.5 x
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Evelyn Waugh431 - Evelyn Waugh
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Uncommon ALS, one page, 8 x 10, Combe Florey House letterhead, April 6, 1965. Interesting letter to a bookbinder. In part: “Thank you for the copy of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Virginia Woolf432 - Virginia Woolf
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Sought-after fountain pen signature, “Virginia Woolf,” on a light blue 3.25 x 1.75 slip, affixed to a scrapbook page above the clipped address panel f
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Butler Yeats433 - William Butler Yeats
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Signed book: Three Things. Large-paper edition, limited issue, numbered 252/500. London: Faber & Faber, 1929. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.75, four pages....
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Emile Zola434 - Emile Zola
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ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, November 24, 1898. Letter concerning an edition of his novella Angeline. In part (translated): "I find the pr...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Edward Albee435 - Edward Albee
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Oversized matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Albee in profile, signed in black ballpoint. Blindstamped in the lower right corner by Pach Bros. In fine cond
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Isaac Asimov436 - Isaac Asimov
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Three TLSs, each signed “Isaac,” one page, approximately 5.75 x 7, personal letterhead. Each letter is addressed to Mark Chartrand, the director of th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Authors437 - Authors
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Collection of eleven checks signed by notable authors, including: Tennessee Williams (2), Dorothy Heyward, Henry Miller, Alex Haley, Zane Grey (5), an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury438 - Ray Bradbury
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 14, February 18, 1971. Contract between American Broadcasting Company and Bradbury in which the latter agrees to sell, transfer,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Samuel Beckett439 - Samuel Beckett
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Signed book: Collected Poems in English and French. First edition. NY: Grove Press, 1977. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8.25, 147 pages. Signed on a bookplate aff
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury440 - Ray Bradbury
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Two signed books: Fahrenheit 451, 40th anniversary edition, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in red felt ti
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury441 - Ray Bradbury
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Color glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Bradbury at Kennedy Space Center, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “For Matt! This picture of me at Cape Canav
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury442 - Ray Bradbury
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Collection of three hardcover books with dust jackets, each signed inside in felt tip by Bradbury, with titles including: A Graveyard for Lunatics (in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Browning443 - Robert Browning
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Uncommon ink signature, “Robert Browning, June 11, ‘85,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 slip affixed to a larger mount with a matted book page photo of the p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Bukowski444 - Charles Bukowski
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Uncommon ALS signed “Buk,” one page, 8.5 x 11, January 22, 1978. Letter to Carl Soares, in full: “Your interest in my work is good and well, but I am
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Erskine Caldwell445 - Erskine Caldwell
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Signed book: God’s Little Acre. Later printing. NY: The Modern Library, 1933. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5 x 7.25, 303 pages. Signed and inscribed on
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Karel and Josef Capek446 - Karel and Josef Capek
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Brothers, Karel (1890–1938) was one of the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century who introduced and made popular the word ‘robot’; Josef
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Truman Capote447 - Truman Capote
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Signed book: The Grass Harp. Third printing. NY: Random House, 1951. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 181 pages. Signed on the first free end p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Willa Cather448 - Willa Cather
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Signed book: My Antonia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 419 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Fenimore Cooper449 - James Fenimore Cooper
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Otsego County Bank check, 6 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Cooper, “J. Fenimore Cooper,” made payable to Mrs. Cooper for $10, dated November 19, 184
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alphonse Daudet450 - Alphonse Daudet
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French novelist (1840–1897) known for his controversial political and social views. ALS in French, one page, 3.75 x 6, no date. Letter to a friend nam
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Ralph Waldo Emerson451 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ink signature, “R. Waldo Emerson,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.25 slip affixed to a slight larger card bearing an engraving signature. In very good condit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Camille Flammarion452 - Camille Flammarion
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French astronomer and author (1842–1925) who authored several notable early science fiction novels, and several works about Spiritism. ALS in French,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Gissing453 - George Gissing
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Influential English writer (1857–1903) known for his realist novels about the lower middle class; George Orwell was one of Gissing’s greatest admirers
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Graves454 - Robert Graves
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English poet, translator, and novelist (1895–1985). ALS, one page, 8 x 13, February 14, 1927. Letter to fellow poet Henry Newbolt. In part: “Do you pr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hermann Hesse455 - Hermann Hesse
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Ink signature, “Herman Hesse,” below a preprinted German birthday greeting on an off-white 5.75 x 4 stationery card. In very good to fine condition, w
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr456 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
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AQS on an off-white 6 x 8 sheet, signed, “Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, Dec. 18th 1888.” Holmes pens the final stanza from his poem ‘The Boys,’ in fu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo457 - Victor Hugo
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Contemporary manuscript copy of Victor Hugo’s birth certificate, in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, February 27, 1802. Document headed (translated),...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eugene Ionesco458 - Eugene Ionesco
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ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, January 16, 1961. Untranslated letter to Bernard Baker. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing e
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey459 - Ken Kesey
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Two items: a glossy 5 x 7 publicity photo of his book Sailor Song, signed and inscribed in white and orange ink, “For Matt, from Kesey”; and a review
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey460 - Ken Kesey
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Signed book: Kesey’s Garage Sale. First edition, first printing. NY: Viking Press, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9 x 11, 238 pages. Signed on the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen King461 - Stephen King
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Book: Carrie. First edition, first printing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974. Hardcover with dust jacket ($5.95 price on front flap, “P6” on last pag
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Stephen King462 - Stephen King
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Yellow bookplate, 4.25 x 2.75, signed in black ink by King. Also includes a 1989 hardcover with slipcase copy of My Pretty Pony. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harper Lee463 - Harper Lee
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Valentine’s Day card from 2010, showing a small furry puppy on the front, measuring 11 x 8 open, signed inside below a printed sentiment in black ink,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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