RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. 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 September 2019.
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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Basil and Dr. David Q. Dawson production cel from The Great Mouse Detective456 - Basil and Dr. David Q. Dawson production cel from The Great Mouse Detective
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1986) Original production cel featuring Basil and Dr. David Q. Dawson from The Great Mouse Detective. The cel is placed on a stu
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Matt Groening457 - Matt Groening
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Classic original felt tip sketch of Homer Simpson accomplished by Groening on an off-white 5 x 3 card, neatly signed on the right side, "Matt G...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bob Kane458 - Bob Kane
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Original ink sketch of Batman and Robin accomplished by Kane on a white 6.5 x 3.75 FDC honoring natural history, signed, "'Bats' wishes...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Toughy, Boris, Pedro, and Bull production cels from Lady and the Tramp459 - Toughy, Boris, Pedro, and Bull production cels from Lady and the Tramp
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1955) Original production cels featuring Boris, Pedro, Toughy, and Bull from Lady and the Tramp. The cels have been trimmed and
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Stan Lee460 - Stan Lee
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Color satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of the cover to issue No. 15 of the Amazing Fantasy comic book, which marked the debut appearance of Spider-Man, sign
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stan Lee461 - Stan Lee
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Issue No. 120 for the Marvel Comics comic book Web of Spider-Man, 6.75 x 10.25, with front cover depicting Spider-Man and Morbius, the Living Vampire,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Forest hand-painted production background from The Old Mill462 - Forest hand-painted production background from The Old Mill
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original hand-painted background featuring the grass parted in a forest clearing from The Old Mill, intended for productio
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Charlie Brown production cel from Peanuts463 - Charlie Brown production cel from Peanuts
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(Bill Melendez Productions, circa 1970s-1980s) Original production cel featuring Charlie Brown from Peanuts, showing the classic character pushing a b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sally production cel and drawing from Peanuts464 - Sally production cel and drawing from Peanuts
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(Bill Melendez Productions, circa 1970s-1980s) Original production cel and matching production drawing featuring Sally from Peanuts, showing Charlie B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pinocchio and Fish production cel from Pinocchio465 - Pinocchio and Fish production cel from Pinocchio
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Gorgeous original production cel featuring Pinocchio from Pinocchio, showing him in his puppet/donkey form as he is transp
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Pinocchio and Lampwick storyboard drawing from Pinocchio466 - Pinocchio and Lampwick storyboard drawing from Pinocchio
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Detailed original storyboard drawing featuring Pinocchio and Lampwick from Pinocchio, showing the boy puppet looking on as
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz467 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: The Charlie Brown Dictionary. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1973. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 399 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first f
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dopey production cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs468 - Dopey production cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Desirable original production cel featuring Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing the beloved character with
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Myron Waldman469 - Myron Waldman
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Signed book: Eve: A Pictorial Love Story. Limited commemorative edition, numbered 254/1500. Cincinnati, OH: Toon Art, Inc., 1997. Softcover, 8.5 x 11,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louisa May Alcott470 - Louisa May Alcott
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Signed book: Eight Cousins. Later printing. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. Hardcover, 5 x 7, 291 pages. Signed and inscribed on a free end page, &q...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James M. Barrie471 - James M. Barrie
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ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, Leinster Corner letterhead, December 13. Letter mentioning his famous play: "There will be nothing doing o...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Truman Capote472 - Truman Capote
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Signed book: In Cold Blood. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket (with $5.95 price intact and 1/66 date o
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Raymond Chandler473 - Raymond Chandler
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DS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, October 23, 1943. Official letter from H. N. Swanson, Inc., addressed to Raymond Chandler, in full: "In connection w...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Raymond Chandler474 - Raymond Chandler
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TLS signed “Ray,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 25, 1959. Letter to "Swanie," his agent H. N. Swanson, in part: &qu...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens475 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Exceptional matte-finish 4.5 x 6.25 H. Walter Barnett portrait of Twain, affixed to its original 9.5 x 12 photographer's mount, signed and inscr...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens476 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Unsigned first edition book: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. First American edition, first printing (containing the traditional points of issue includ
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens477 - Samuel L. Clemens
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ALS signed “Mark,” two pages, 5.5 x 9, August 7, 1886. Letter to longtime friend and fellow author William Dean Howells, in part: "'G. Gris...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens478 - Samuel L. Clemens
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ALS signed “Mark,” one page, 4.25 x 7, no date but annotated on the reverse as June 19, 1887. Letter to New York Times critic and columnist Edward H.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie479 - Samuel L. Clemens, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie
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Ambrose Swasey's program for the inaugural banquet of The Engineers Club on December 9, 1907, bound in Scottish tartan silk with gilt-stamped ti...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge480 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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ALS signed “S. T. Coleridge,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, April 17, 1810. Letter to essayist Thomas De Quincy, remembered for his Confessions of an English
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Joseph Conrad481 - Joseph Conrad
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ALS signed “J. Conrad,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, South Eastern Hotel letterhead, September 9, 1920. Letter to "My very dear Edward," in...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens482 - Charles Dickens
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ALS, one page, 4.25 x 7, December 15, 1847. Letter declining an invitation, in part: "I regret to say that I cannot possibly have the pleasure ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Emily Dickinson483 - Emily Dickinson
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Scarce first edition book from the personal library of publisher Henry Holt: The Single Hound: Poems of a Lifetime by Emily Dickinson, with an introdu
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Charles L. Dodgson484 - Charles L. Dodgson
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ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 4.75 x 6.25, May 4, 1892. Letter to drama critic Clement Scott, in part: "To judge by the 'Standard&#...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle485 - Arthur Conan Doyle
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ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, Gloucester Hotel letterhead, August 13. Letter to Frances Williams, in part: "Your rep...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alexandre Dumas, pere486 - Alexandre Dumas, pere
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Rare and desirable 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Alexandre Dumas in a distinguished head-and-shoulders pose, signed boldly below the image in bl
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson487 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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ALS signed “R. W. Emerson,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 6.75, June 5, 1855. Letter to "Mrs. Wagner," in part: "I am sorry that today ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Gustave Flaubert488 - Gustave Flaubert
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ALS in French, signed “G. Flaubert,” one page, 5.25 x 8, October 1, [no year]. Letter to Claudius Popelin, painter, writer, and sometime lover of Prin
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming489 - Ian Fleming
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TLS signed “yours ever, Ian F.,” one page, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, May 9, 1955. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry of the British Pre
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Anatole France490 - Anatole France
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Untranslated autograph manuscript draft in French, headed "Courrier de Paris," 34 pages contained in a 7 x 8.25 three-quarter leather bind...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Robert Frost491 - Robert Frost
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Signed book: Steeple Bush. First edition, limited issue, numbered 565/751. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Hardcover with glassine jacket and slipca
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe492 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Unsigned handwritten verse in German from Goethe's Book of Proverbs, neatly penned on a 6 x 2.25 slip. In full: "'Wie ungeschickt habt ...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Nathaniel Hawthorne493 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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ALS signed “Nath'l Hawthorne,” two pages, 4.75 x 7, February 4, 1864. Letter to Henry W. Donett, in part: "I have copied the passage from t...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Nathaniel Hawthorne494 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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ALS signed “Nath'l Hawthorne,” one page, 3.5 x 4.5, May 10, 1860. Letter to "My dear Motley," written from Bath, in full: "Will i...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway495 - Ernest Hemingway
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ALS in Spanish and English, signed “Papa,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 7.25, Paris Hotel Ritz letterhead, December 27, 1957. Letter to his friend Robe
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway496 - Ernest Hemingway
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Outstanding vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Hemingway and his Cuban friend Roberto Herrera shirtless on the terrace at Finca Vigia, signed a
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway497 - Ernest Hemingway
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ALS signed “Papa,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia letterhead, November 25, 1954. Letter to "Bum," his son John (nicknamed 'Bumby'...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway498 - Ernest Hemingway
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Signed book: For Whom the Bell Tolls. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 471 pages. Signed a...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway499 - Ernest Hemingway
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TLS signed “Papa,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia letterhead, February 9, 1954. Letter to novelist and screenwriter Peter Viertel, in part: "H...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo500 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 7, April 4, 1869. Letter written from Hauteville House, where Hugo lived during his time in exile, in full (translated
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo501 - Victor Hugo
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ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. In part (translated): "Here is a copy that I hasten to send you. I will go to press four to six ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Henry James502 - Henry James
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 6.75, December 22, 1904. Letter to a Dr. Goodale of Boston, in full: "It has all been very disap...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Joyce503 - James Joyce
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ANS signed "J. J.," one page, 7.5 x 7, no date. Note to an unidentified recipient reads, in part: "Pp 16-20 in this first chapter of ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Franz Kafka504 - Franz Kafka
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ALS in German, signed “Franz,” written in pencil on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard from the Cafe Kaiserhaus in Halberstadt, Germany, postmarked J
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey505 - Ken Kesey
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Unsigned first edition book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. First edition. NY: The Viking Press, 1962. Hardcover with dust jacket...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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