RR Auction: Rare Manuscripts, Documents and Autographs

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Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published over 360 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
Edwin Markham624Edwin Markham
Ten volume set of The Book of Poetry, all measuring 4.5 x 7, signed and inscribed on the second free end page of Volume I, “Sept 28, 1931, O Finley Ke
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
W. Somerset Maugham625W. Somerset Maugham
Signed book: The Razor’s Edge. Later printing. NY: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1944. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8, 250 pages. Signed and inscribed on the fi
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Peter Max626Peter Max
Signed book: The Art of Peter Max. First edition, first printing. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10.5 x 12, 240 pages. Signed a
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Peter Max627Peter Max
Rare limited edition serigraph of Mickey Mouse, 14 x 16, #184/500. Signed in the lower right corner in black felt tip, “Max.” Both bottom corners also
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Carson McCullers628Carson McCullers
American writer (1917–1967). From the age of 29, paralysis of one side confined her to a wheelchair. Her work reflects the sadness of lonely people, a
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Steve McCurry629Steve McCurry
Photojournalist best known for his photograph, ’Afghan Girl’ that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. Color 20 x 24 print of journali
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Arthur Miller and Neil Simon630Arthur Miller and Neil Simon
Three items: brief ALS signed “Arthur Miller,” one page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, apologizing for not having any photos to send to a collector;
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Henry Miller631Henry Miller
Signed book: Mother, China, and the World Beyond. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1977. Softcover, 5 x 7, 32 pages. Signed on the first free end page in b
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Margaret Mitchell632Margaret Mitchell
Signed book: Vom Winde Verweht [Gone With the Wind]. Hamburg: 1948. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8.5, 888 pages. Signed and inscribed on the firs
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Margaret Mitchell633Margaret Mitchell
Signed book: Gone With the Wind. First Yugoslavian edition. Yugoslavia: 1946. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 1038 pages. Signed and inscribed
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Henry Moore634Henry Moore
Glossy 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Moore in a sweater, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light scattered creases.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Henry Moore635Henry Moore
TLS, one page, 6 x 8, Hoglands letterhead, April 7, 1965. Letter declining an invitation. In part: “Thank you for your invitation to the Fifth Leaders
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Grandma Moses636Grandma Moses
Ballpoint signature, “Grandma Moses,” on the reverse of an off-white 4.5 x 3.25 deckle-edge card bearing a printed letter from collector Thomas Sculli
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Joseph Mugnaini637Joseph Mugnaini
Artist and illustrator (1912–1992) best known for his collaborations with writer Ray Bradbury. Limited edition 28 x 22.5 artist’s proof lithograph ent
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Felix Nadar638Felix Nadar
Pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820–1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist. ALS in French, si...
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul639Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
British writer and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature. DS, signed “V. S. Naipaul,” two pages, 8.25 x 11, 1974. A document from St. James Pre
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
LeRoy Neiman640LeRoy Neiman
Color 24 x 36 print of Michael Jordan, signed by Neiman at the bottom in blue felt tip. Rolled and in fine condition.
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
LeRoy Neiman641LeRoy Neiman
Color 39.5 x 17.75 print entitled Polo Lounge, depicting many different classic celebrities, signed by Neiman in black ink. Rolled and in fine conditi
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
LeRoy Neiman642LeRoy Neiman
Color 38 x 22 print of F. X. McRory’s Whiskey Bar, signed in black ink, “LeRoy Neiman ‘08.” Rolled and in fine condition.
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
LeRoy Neiman643LeRoy Neiman
Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Neiman smoking a cigar, signed in black felt tip in the lower border. Three binder dings to the left edge, otherwise fine condi
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Norman Rockwell644Norman Rockwell
Color 28.5 x 8.75 print entitled ‘Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas,’ signed in black ink, “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell.” Matted to an overall size
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
John O’Hara645John O’Hara
Writer (1905–1970) whose more notable works include Appointment in Samarra and Butterfield 8. ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, Beverly Hills Hot
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Nam June Paik646Nam June Paik
Korean American artist (1932–2006) who worked in a wide array of media and is considered one of the first ‘video artists.’ Original signed and inscrib
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Christopher Paolini647Christopher Paolini
Two hardcover books, Eragon and Brisingr, each signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Norman Vincent and Ruth Stafford Peale648Norman Vincent and Ruth Stafford Peale
Two glossy 5 x 7 photos: one of Norman Vincent Peale signed by him in fountain pen, and one of Ruth Stafford Peale signed and inscribed by her in blue
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Maxfield Parrish649Maxfield Parrish
Original unsigned pencil sketch entitled ‘Child Eating Soup,’ circa 1930, trimmed around the outline to an approximate size of 4.75 x 6. This prelimin
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Pablo Picasso650Pablo Picasso
Exceptional and vibrant color original vintage signed and inscribed oil pastel sketch of a clown in a hat on an off-white 8.25 x 11 title page from a
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
Pablo Picasso651Pablo Picasso
Signed book: Picasso: The Recent Years 1939–1946. Limited edition of 350 copies (This being No. 121). NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11, 211 p
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Pablo Picasso652Pablo Picasso
Brief felt tip ALS, in French to noted art collector Ascher, written by Picasso’s wife Jacqueline, dated “Cannes 62 Avril,” and additionally signed by
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Luigi Pirandello653Luigi Pirandello
Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer (1867–1936) awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. ALS in Italian, one page, 5.25 x 7, May
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Pultizer Prize Poets654Pultizer Prize Poets
Collection of 11 items consisting of typed poems, TLSs, and ALSs, each signed by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Signers are: Archibald MacLeish (2), Robert
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Arthur Rackham655Arthur Rackham
ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, Houghton House letterhead, March 3, 1932. A letter to Mr. J. C. C. Taylor. In full: “I ought to have thanked you for your cheq
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Robert Ripley656Robert Ripley
Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Ripley shaking hands with another gentleman, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Fred Archibald, with all the best
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Pierre-Auguste Renoir657Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Rare photographic reproduction, 6.25 x 10.5, of one of Renoir’s paintings of a nude woman standing outdoors, signed in the lower border in black ink,
Estimates : 7,000.00 - 8,000.00
Norman Rockwell658Norman Rockwell
Two items: TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, personal letterhead, January 27, 1939. Brief response to an autograph request. In full: “I am enclosing the pic
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Egon Schiele659Egon Schiele
Influential, forward-looking Austrian artist (1890–1918) who takes a place among the leading figures of the Expressionist movement of the early 20th c
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Maurice Sendak660Maurice Sendak
Popular author and illustrator (born 1928) of such children’s classics as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Color 24 x 18 poster for
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Maurice Sendak661Maurice Sendak
Signed book: How Little Lori Visited Times Square. Later printing. NY: HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8 x 5.5. Signed on the half-tit
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Maurice Sendak662Maurice Sendak
ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 9, 2002. Sendak writes to a class at the Hinkley Middle School in Hinkley, California. In full: “Sorry I’m so late answ
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Maurice Sendak663Maurice Sendak
ALS, one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, January 1990. Letter to an admirer. In full: “It’s impossible to choose one writer. I must have at least tw
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Maurice Sendak664Maurice Sendak
Signed book: The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. Later printing. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 7.25
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Maurice Sendak665Maurice Sendak
ALS, one page, 3.25 x 5.5, January 14, 1974. A postcard to Roger Verhulst of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company regarding a newly released book. In pa
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Maurice Sendak666Maurice Sendak
Color 10.25 x 13.5 lithograph entitled ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody,’ signed in the lower border in black ink. Framed to an overall size of 11 x 14.5. In fine
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Dr. Seuss667Dr. Seuss
Original signed and inscribed ink and crayon sketch of the Cat in the Hat on an off-white First Day Cover, signed and inscribed, “Hi! Wendy…Best wishe
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
George Bernard Shaw668George Bernard Shaw
ANS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Emerson Quarterly letterhead, March 1, 1929. Note written at the bottom of an earlier TLS to Shaw fr
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Richard Brinsley Sheridan669Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Irish-born playwright and poet (1751–1816) who was the long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal. Ink signature, “RB Sheridan,” on an off-white 2.25
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Georges Simenon670Georges Simenon
Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, from ‘Talatala,’ beginning “At the time he hadn’t noticed her husband, who was probably down in the purser’s
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Samuel Francis Smith671Samuel Francis Smith
Boston-born Baptist minister and academic (1808–1895) best known as the lyricist of ‘America’ (’My Country ’Tis of Thee’), written while he was a stud
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
John Steinbeck672John Steinbeck
ALS, three pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 12.25, August 1, 1960. Letter to Mr. Smith. In part: “I returned last night to find your letter. On Friday Ralph
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Bram Stoker and Henry Irving673Bram Stoker and Henry Irving
Stoker was an Irish author (1847–1912) best known for his horror classic Dracula. Irving (1838–1905) was a prominent British stage actor who was the
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00