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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Raymond Chandler560 - Raymond Chandler
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TLS signed "Ray," one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 25, 1953. Letter to "Swanie," his agent H. N. Swanson, concernin...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens561 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Striking matte-finish 4 x 5.5 portrait of Clemens on an off-white 10.25 x 7 mount, boldly signed and inscribed on the mount with a witty AQS: "...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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James Fenimore Cooper562 - James Fenimore Cooper
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ALS signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” one page, 7.75 x 8.5, October 16, 1840. Letter announcing his impending arrival in New York to his publishers, writte
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gregory Corso563 - Gregory Corso
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American poet (1930–2001) and the youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers. Scarce pairing of original felt tip sketches by Gregory Cor
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Hart Crane564 - Hart Crane
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ALS signed “Hart,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Cunard Line letterhead, December 9, 1928. Letter to his good friend Samuel Loveman of N
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens565 - Charles Dickens
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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, Gad's Hill Place letterhead, March 3, 1870. Letter to a gentleman, in full: "I should be heartily ashamed of myself...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens566 - Charles Dickens
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Hand-addressed and franked black-bordered mailing envelope, 5 x 2.75, addressed by Dickens to a fellow author, "R. H. Horne Esquire, Beaumont C...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Philip K. Dick567 - Philip K. Dick
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American writer (1928–1982) known for his works of science fiction, including The Man in the High Castle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ubik,
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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W. E. B. Du Bois568 - W. E. B. Du Bois
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Influential writer, educator, and civil rights activist (1868–1963) best known as the cofounder of the NAACP. Signed book: The Souls of Black Folk. Li
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Konrad Duden569 - Konrad Duden
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Noted German philologist (1829–1911) who strove for the unification of German orthography and founded the well-known German language dictionary Duden.
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson570 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Partly-printed DS, signed “R. Waldo Emerson,” one page, 5.5 x 8, December 19, 1876. Document issued to writer William Leighton, Jr., in full: "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Faulkner571 - William Faulkner
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Rare ALS signed “Wm. Faulkner,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 16, 1937. Letter to William Stevens at Swarthmore College, in full: "Thank you for yo...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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William Faulkner572 - William Faulkner
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Signed book: Notes on a Horsethief. First edition, limited issue, numbered 764/975. Greenville, MI: The Levee Press, 1950. Hardcover, 6 x 9.5, 71 page
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Gustave Flaubert573 - Gustave Flaubert
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Celebrated French novelist (1821-1880) best known for his classics Madame Bovary, Salammbo, and A Sentimental Education. Lengthy handwritten manuscrip
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway574 - Ernest Hemingway
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Unique archive of seventeen items, highlighted by one page of unsigned handwritten notes by Ernest Hemingway. Also includes six typed carbon copy lett
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming575 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian F.,” one page, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, July 21, 1955. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry, in full: &quo...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Max Jacob576 - Max Jacob
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Important French poet, painter, writer, and critic (1876–1944) who converted from Judaism to Catholicism at age 39. Handwritten manuscript in French b
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Henrik Ibsen577 - Henrik Ibsen
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Revered Norwegian playwright and poet (1828–1906) whose works, including A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler, made him one of the seminal figures of...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey578 - Ken Kesey
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Signed book: Sometimes a Great Notion. First edition, first printing. NY: The Viking Press, 1964. Hardcover with price-clipped dust jacket, 6 x 8.75,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Francis Scott Key579 - Francis Scott Key
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Handwritten endorsement, signed "F. S. Key," on a partial manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 13, May 18, 1831. Document addressed to John Marbur...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harper Lee580 - Harper Lee
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Signed book: To Kill a Mockingbird. 40th Anniversary Edition, first printing (with "1" in the number line). NY: HarperCollins, 1999. Hardc...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Harper Lee581 - Harper Lee
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ALS signed “Harper,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 7.5, personal monogrammed letterhead, April 1, 2009. Letter to her friend Felice Itzkoff, in full: ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Robert Lowell582 - Robert Lowell
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American poet (1917–1977) considered an important part of the confessional poetry movement. Lowell's hand-corrected draft for the poem "Wai...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Guy de Maupassant583 - Guy de Maupassant
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French naturalist writer (1850-1893) considered the greatest French author of short stories. Untranslated ALS in French, one page, 4 x 6.5, personal l
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Octave Mirbeau584 - Octave Mirbeau
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French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the publ
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Margaret Mitchell585 - Margaret Mitchell
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ANS signed “John and Margaret Marsh,” one page on the reverse of a color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard featuring a 'Double Barreled Cannon,' postmarked...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Anna de Noailles586 - Anna de Noailles
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Romanian-French writer (1876–1933) friendly with the intellectual, literary, and artistic elite of the day including Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, Paul V
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Boris Pasternak587 - Boris Pasternak
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Russian writer and translator (1890–1960) whose novel Doctor Zhivago takes a place among the central works of twentieth-century literature. ALS in Fre
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Boris Pasternak588 - Boris Pasternak
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Russian writer and translator (1890–1960) whose novel Doctor Zhivago takes a place among the central works of twentieth-century literature. ALS in Cyr
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Marcel Proust589 - Marcel Proust
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French writer (1871–1922) known for the monumental sixteen-volume In Search of Lost Time, regarded as one of the greatest achievements in world litera
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Ayn Rand590 - Ayn Rand
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 5, 1971. Official letter addressed to Kay Nolte Smith, in part: "This letter will constitute the entire understandi...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Rainer Maria Rilke591 - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (1875–1926) who takes a place among the most highly regarded figures in early modern literature. ALS in French, on
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve592 - Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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Influential French literary critic (1804–1869). ALS in French, signed "Sainte-Beuve," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.25, May ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery593 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Magnificent handwritten manuscript in French, unsigned, five pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. An interesting collection of handwritten mathematical expressio
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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George Sand594 - George Sand
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ALS in French, signed “G. Sand,” one page, 5.25 x 8, May 17, 1868. Letter to her old friend and fellow writer Gustave Flaubert, referencing the immine
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre595 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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ALS in French, signed at the head of the first page, “J. P. Sartre,” six pages both sides, 6 x 7.75, annotated July 21, 1937. Lengthy untranslated let
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Friedrich von Schlegel596 - Friedrich von Schlegel
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German poet, critic, philologist, and scholar (1772–1829). ALS in French, signed “Schlegel, professeur de Cologne,” one page, 5 x 7.25, November 23,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak597 - Maurice Sendak
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Signed book: Where the Wild Things Are. First edition, with "Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253" on title page. NY: Harper ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre598 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Handwritten manuscript in French by Sartre, unsigned, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Fragment of a manuscript relative to commitment, in part (transl
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gertrude Stein599 - Gertrude Stein
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ALS signed “Gertrude,” four pages on two sheets, 8 x 10.5, April 30. Letter to Maurice, in part: "I am awfully sad that I had to return the pro...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw600 - George Bernard Shaw
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Questionnaire, signed at the conclusion, “’First serial right’ to International News Service, G. Bernard Shaw, 25 Jany 1948,” three pages on two sheet
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw601 - George Bernard Shaw
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TLS signed “G. B. S.,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, July 5, 1938. Letter to Sir Almoth Wright at St. Mary's Hospital, in full: "Y...
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John Steinbeck602 - John Steinbeck
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, February 2, 1965. Letter to editor and artist Byron Dobell, in full: "Thank you for your invitati...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Steinbeck603 - John Steinbeck
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ALS signed “Father,” three pages on two sheets, 7.75 x 13, no date. Letter to his son Thom, in part: "I will not go into the difficulty of writ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Steinbeck604 - John Steinbeck
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Signed book: Of Mice and Men. Later printing. Stockholm: Zephyr Books, 1945. Softcover with dust jacket, 4.75 x 7.25, 186 pages. Signed on the half-ti
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Dylan Thomas605 - Dylan Thomas
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Splendid ALS, three pages, 5.25 x 7, January 6, 1953. Written from the "Boat House" in Laugharne, a letter to British author and editor Er...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Ivan Turgenev606 - Ivan Turgenev
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Highly influential Russian author (1818–1883) whose 1862 novel Fathers and Sons remains one of the pillars of nineteenth-century literature. ALS in Ge
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Jules Verne607 - Jules Verne
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ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5.25, February 20, 1892. Letter about the translation of his Voyages Extraordinaires, in full (translated): "An un...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Voltaire608 - Voltaire
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ALS in French, signed “V,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, no date. An intimate and charming letter to his close friend the Count d'Argental, in full (tra...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Oscar Wilde609 - Oscar Wilde
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Magnificent matte-finish 7.5 x 9.75 mounted portrait of Wilde in a near-profile close-up pose, signed in ink, "with best wishes from Oscar Wild...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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