RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Boasting almost 1,300 lots, RR Auction’s massive August Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction features highlighted World War II and Animation sections, in addition to a vast array of material spanning history, entertainment, and the arts. The historic World War II section features uniforms, autographs, and weapons from the conflict, including a surrendered Japanese sword. Animation includes original Disney production cels, beautiful hand-painted concept artwork, and autographs from the greatest names in the industry. Other top lots in the sale include an autograph letter from revered economist Adam Smith, an amazing original sketch by Paul Cezanne, an oversized portrait of Oscar Wilde, and multiple pieces signed by Marilyn Monroe. 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 August 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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Marcel Duchamp509 - Marcel Duchamp
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.75 x 7.75, November 14, 1962. Letter to his friend and fellow artist Marcel Marien, telling him to write to two
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Othon Friesz510 - Othon Friesz
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French artist (1879–1949) of the Fauvist movement and close friend of Raoul Dufy. Original ink sketch of his father on his deathbed on an off-white 8.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Edouard Manet511 - Edouard Manet
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Important 19th century French painter (1832–1883) whose works were a seminal influence on the impressionists of the succeeding generation. ALS in Fren
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Andre Masson512 - Andre Masson
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French artist (1896–1987) associated with the movements of Cubism and Surrealism. ALS in French, one page, 7.25 x 10, May 17, 1967. Untranslated lette
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse513 - Henri Matisse
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ALS in French, signed “H. Matisse,” one page, 6 x 7.25, Hotel Terminus letterhead, June 8, 1934. Letter to Emile, in full (translated): "I had ...
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Peter Max514 - Peter Max
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Fantastic original artwork entitled 'Cosmic Series: Charlotte Ver. I #3,' accomplished in mixed media on paper in 2015, 16 x 12, signed at t...
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Joan Miro515 - Joan Miro
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ALS in Spanish, signed “Miro,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, September 1, 1974. Letter to Leonard Lyons in New York, thanking him for s
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Joan Miro516 - Joan Miro
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ALS in Spanish, signed "Miro," one page, 8.5 x 11, June 7, 1947. Untranslated letter to documentary filmmaker Richard de Rochemont, his &q...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Claude Monet517 - Claude Monet
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ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, December 25, 1902. Letter to influential art critic and author Gustave Geffroy, in wh
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Claude Monet518 - Claude Monet
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ALS in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, Giverny par Vernon letterhead, January 7, 1918. Letter to a friend, in part (translated):
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Camille Pissarro520 - Camille Pissarro
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Acclaimed Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter (1830–1903). ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6.5, Ma
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Camille Pissarro521 - Camille Pissarro
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ALS in French, signed "C. Pissarro," one page, 4.25 x 7, June 1, 1900. Letter to Georges William Thornley. In full (translated): "I h...
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Frederic Remington522 - Frederic Remington
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ALS signed “Frederic R.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, Players Club letterhead, no date. Letter to actor Ottis Skinner, in full: “I
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin523 - Auguste Rodin
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page, 4.5 x 5, April 9, 1889. Handsomely matted and framed with a picture of Rodin sitting with a woma
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin524 - Auguste Rodin
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LS in French, signed “Aug. Rodin,” one page, 5 x 6.5, personal letterhead, April 16, 1905. Untranslated letter mentioning a lecture. In fine condition
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Kurt Schwitters525 - Kurt Schwitters
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Scarce ALS in pencil, two pages both sides, lightly-lined, 5.25 x 7.5, October 10, 1946. Letter to Alexander Dorner, former curator of the Lower Saxon
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Paul Signac526 - Paul Signac
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French neo-impressionist painter (1863–1935) who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Fabulous original unsigned pencil
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Mark Tobey527 - Mark Tobey
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American painter (1890–1976) whose densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism. ALS, one page both
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jan Toorop528 - Jan Toorop
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Dutch-Indonesian painter (1858–1928) who worked in various styles, including Symbolism and Art Noveau. Scarce matte-finish 4.5 x 3 photo of Toorop wor
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec529 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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ALS in French, signed "Henri," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, no date. Letter to his mother, Adele de Toulouse-Lautrec, i...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec530 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Important French painter and printmaker (1864–1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a pl...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Maurice de Vlaminck531 - Maurice de Vlaminck
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French artist (1876–1958) and a member of the Fauvists, whose work is typically marked by bold colors and eccentric brushwork. ALS in French, signed “
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Leonard Volk532 - Leonard Volk
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American sculptor (1828–1895) notable for making one of only two life masks of Lincoln. Fantastic 4 x 7.75 mounted photo of Volk's sculpture of ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Giovanni Volpato533 - Giovanni Volpato
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Italian engraver, excavator, dealer in antiquities, and manufacturer of biscuit porcelain figurines (1735–1803). ALS in Italian, signed “Gio. Volpato,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol534 - Andy Warhol
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Highly sought-after complete ten postcard set of Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger screenprint series from 1975, each 4 x 6.25, each signed on the front...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright535 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Desirable original blueprint for Fallingwater, one page, 32 x 20, titled along the lower border, "Edgar J. Kaufmann Owner Bear Run PA, Guest Wi...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Giorgio de Chirico536 - Giorgio de Chirico
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Italian artist and writer (1888–1978) who founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. Interesting AQS in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert Crumb537 - Robert Crumb
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Color limited edition 19 x 19 lithograph of Crumb’s album artwork for the Big Brother and the Holding Company’s album Cheap Thrills, numbered 107/150,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jean Dubuffet538 - Jean Dubuffet
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French painter and sculptor (1901–1985) known for founding the 'Art Brut' movement. TLS in French, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhe...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Lyonel Feininger539 - Lyonel Feininger
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German-American painter and a leading exponent of Expressionism (1871–1956). Incredible ALS in German, one page, 8.5 x 11, interesting original woodbl
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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R. B. Kitaj540 - R. B. Kitaj
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American artist (1932–2007) who became influential in Britain with figurative and Pop Art paintings that ran against the grain of 1960s and ’70s abstr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fernand Leger541 - Fernand Leger
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French artist (1881–1955) best known for his brightly colored, cubist and machine-age-influenced abstractions. Autograph list in French, signed “F. Le
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Frederick Opper542 - Frederick Opper
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Pioneer of American newspaper comic strips (1857–1937) best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. Vintage menu for New York's exclusive The ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jose Clemente Orozco543 - Jose Clemente Orozco
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Mexican painter (1883–1949) who specialized in bold murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance along with the likes of Diego Rivera and Dav
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Diego Rivera544 - Diego Rivera
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Influential Mexican artist (1886–1957) who earned international acclaim—and stirred controversy—for his powerful, politically charged murals. Ink sign
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Tissot545 - James Tissot
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French painter and illustrator (1836–1902) who became famous in London as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women. TLS, one page, 4.5 x 7, Novemb
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donatella Versace546 - Donatella Versace
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Donatella Versace seated between her brothers Santo and Gianni, signed in gold ink. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Wallot547 - Paul Wallot
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German architect (1841–1912) best known for designing the Reichstag building in Berlin. ALS in German, one page both sides, 5.25 x 6.75, personal lett
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol548 - 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 : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol549 - Andy Warhol
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Color 8 x 8.5 print of Warhol's 1974 portrait of fashion designer Yves St. Laurent removed from the Whitney Museum's exhibition catalog for ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol550 - Andy Warhol
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Glossy 10 x 8 Sherpix publicity photo for the 1968 Warhol film Lonesome Cowboys, signed in the lower border in thick black felt tip. In fine condition
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Stanford White551 - Stanford White
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Distinguished American architect (1853–1906) who was a leading figure of the ‘Beaux Arts’ movement, best known for his opulent mansions and for the se
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Hans Christian Andersen552 - Hans Christian Andersen
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Beloved Danish author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Fantasti
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Hans Christian Andersen553 - Hans Christian Andersen
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Beloved Danish author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. ALS in D
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James M. Bailey554 - 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 : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Honore de Balzac555 - Honore de Balzac
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Desirable ALS in French, signed “de Balzac,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, [circa February 1835]. Letter of recommendation to Baron Gerard for the
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Charles Baudelaire556 - Charles Baudelaire
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Rare ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 5.25, February 15, [1865]. Letter to Louis Marcelin, artistic director of La Vie Parisienne. In part (translated)
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais557 - Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
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Watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, and revolutionary (1732–1799) best known for his theatrical works, es
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Hermann Broch558 - Hermann Broch
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Austrian author (1886–1951) considered one of the major modernists and remembered for his 1945 novel The Death of Virgil, which he began writing while
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Max Brod559 - Max Brod
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Prague-born writer and composer (1884–1968) who was an associate and confidant of Franz Kafka and mentor to Franz Werfel. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.75, s
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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