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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Gabriel García Márquez506 - Gabriel García Márquez
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Signed book: El General en su Laberinto [The General in his Labyrinth]. First edition, limited issue, numbered 853/1050. NY: Ediciones del Equilibrist
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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D. H. Lawrence507 - D. H. Lawrence
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ALS, on both sides of a 3.5 x 5.5 postal card, July 23, 1920. Letter to Hubert Loss, the assistant editor of Land and Water. In part: "Have you...
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D. H. Lawrence508 - D. H. Lawrence
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Signed book: Pansies. First edition, limited issue, numbered 250/250. London: Martin Secker, 1929. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 9, 154 pages. Signe
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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T. E. Lawrence509 - T. E. Lawrence
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ALS in pencil, signed “T. E. S.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.5, January 16, 1933. Letter to Wing Commander T. B. Marson, written fr
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Sinclair Lewis510 - Sinclair Lewis
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Sought-after signed book: Babbitt. First edition, first printing (with "Supposing Purdy" and "my fellow human" on page 49). NY: ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Arthur Miller511 - Arthur Miller
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Signed book: Death of a Salesman. First edition. NY: Viking Press, 1949. Hardcover with dust jacket (containing all first issue points, including a $2
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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A. A. Milne512 - A. A. Milne
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ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 6, 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea letterhead, March 5, [1921]. Letter to longtime friend Vincent Seligman, in full: &quo...
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Margaret Mitchell513 - Margaret Mitchell
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Rare signed book: Tuulen Viemaa [Gone With the Wind], Volume I. First Finnish edition. Helsinki, Finland: Otava, 1937. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Samuel Pepys514 - Samuel Pepys
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Manuscript DS, signed "S. Pepys," one page, 7 x 7, July 31, 1667. Document reads, in full: "I doe hereby assigne & transferr all ...
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James Randall515 - James Randall
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Rare AMS, five pages, 7.75 x 10.5, December 14, 1894. A full autograph copy of Randall's Civil War Anthem, "My Maryland!" In part: &qu...
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Erich Maria Remarque516 - Erich Maria Remarque
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Signed book: Im Westen Nichts Neues [All Quiet on the Western Front]. First edition thus. Berlin: Propylaen Verlag, 1929. Leatherbound hardcover, 5.5
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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J. K. Rowling517 - J. K. Rowling
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Complete set of seven deluxe hardcover books from the Harry Potter series, all first edition, first printing, published in London by Bloomsbury. Inclu
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw518 - George Bernard Shaw
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ALS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” one page, 3.5 x 5.5, October 10, 1905. Letter to E. J. Flynn, in part: "I am afraid it is quite impossible for me...
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Stendhal520 - Stendhal
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ALS in French, signed “H. Beyle,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.25, June 20, 1826. Untranslated letter to an English businessman, &q...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Dylan Thomas521 - Dylan Thomas
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Signed book: In Country Sleep. First edition. NY: New Directions, 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 34 pages. Boldly signed on the first fre
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gertrude Stein522 - Gertrude Stein
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Scarce vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Stein in profile by her close friend Carl Van Vechten, signed and inscribed in fountain pen,...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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H. G. Wells523 - H. G. Wells
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Spade House, Sandgate letterhead, March 17, 1902. Letter to Miss Mary Rawlings.Toning, in part: &...
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Virginia Woolf524 - Virginia Woolf
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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, June 20, [no year]. Letter to Miss McAfee, the editor of the Yale Review. In full: “I am so sorry that we
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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William Wordsworth525 - William Wordsworth
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ALS signed “Wm. Wordsworth,” one page, 4.5 x 8, no date. Letter to a gentleman, in part: "At twelve o'clock on Tuesday it will suit me to m...
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William Butler Yeats526 - William Butler Yeats
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TLS signed “W. B. Yeats,” one page, 8 x 10, May 26, 1903. Letter to the wife of writer G. K. Chesterton, in full: "I am very sorry not to have ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Matthew Arnold527 - Matthew Arnold
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ALS, one page both sides, 3.75 x 5.75, Pains Hill Cottage letterhead, December 31, 1874. Letter to a gentleman, in part: "I shall certainly rea...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Isaac Asimov528 - Isaac Asimov
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Signed book: Pebble in the Sky. 40th anniversary edition, limited to 1,500 copies (this example marked as no. "P.C."). Garden City, NY: Do...
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Authors529 - Authors
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Group of five items signed by authors, including: library catalog cards signed in ink by E. L. Doctorow, Nikki Giovanni, Erica Jong, and Marge Piercy;
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Authors530 - Authors
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Three items signed by authors who incorporated animals into their work: a limited edition hardcover of Santana: The Hero Dog of France by Ernest Thomp
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James M. Barrie531 - James M. Barrie
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ALS signed “J. M. Barrie,” one page, 4.5 x 7, June 5, 1917. Letter to Robert McClure, in part: "In answer to your letter, I have made arrangeme...
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Roger S. Baum532 - Roger S. Baum
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Group lot of four glossy photos, ranging in size from 8 x 8 to 10 x 8, with two depicting L. Frank Baum, the creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, an
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Ray Bradbury533 - Ray Bradbury
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Signed book: The Illustrated Man. First Avon Books edition. NY: Avon Books, 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 7.25, 275 pages. Signed on the hal
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Robert Browning534 - Robert Browning
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Ink signature, "shortly. Pray believe me, Dear Mrs. Van Rensselaer, Yours very sincerely, Robert Browning,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.25 slip cli...
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Thornton Burgess535 - Thornton Burgess
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AQS, one page, 8.5 x 4, December 12, 1950. In full: "To William Vincent Sieller, appreciative greetings. Our mutual friend Peter Rabbit says: &...
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Edgar Rice Burroughs536 - Edgar Rice Burroughs
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TLS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, March 15, 1929. Letter to James J. Carmichael in New York, in full: "In accordance with your req...
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Italo Calvino537 - Italo Calvino
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Signed French-language book: Si par une nuit d'hiver un voyageur [If on a winter's night a traveler]. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1981. Softco...
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Truman Capote538 - Truman Capote
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ALS signed “T.,” penned on the reverse of a 5.75 x 4.25 postcard from Verbier, Switzerland, postmarked February 10, 1972. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
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Rachel Carson539 - Rachel Carson
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Unsigned first edition book: Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1941. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 8...
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Jonathan Carver540 - Jonathan Carver
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Desirable book: Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North America by Capt. Jonathan Carver. Later printing. Charlestown and Boston: P
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Samuel L. Clemens541 - Samuel L. Clemens
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First edition book: The Curious Republic of Gondour. First edition. NY: Boni and Liveright, 1919. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 140 pages. Book condition: VG/VG
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Samuel L. Clemens542 - Samuel L. Clemens
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Handsome book: Eve's Diary by Mark Twain. First edition. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 109 pages. Boo...
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Jean Cocteau543 - Jean Cocteau
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ALS in French, signed “Jean,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, October 20, 1956. Letter to Margaret Brusset, the wife of acclaimed French painter Je
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Malcolm Cowley, Berenice Abbott, and Morrill Cody544 - Malcolm Cowley, Berenice Abbott, and Morrill Cody
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Two signed books: a Limited Editions Club hardcover entitled Exile's Return, numbered 1371/2000, signed on the colophon ink by Malcolm Cowley an...
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August Derleth545 - August Derleth
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Signed book: Dark of the Moon. First edition, limited issue of 2500 copies. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5
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Theodore Dreiser546 - Theodore Dreiser
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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, August 5, 1937. In part: "The best address I can give for Evelyn Light at this writing is…I do not find her in the te...
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Alexandre Dumas, fils547 - Alexandre Dumas, fils
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French writer and dramatist (1824-1895) best known for Camille and for being the illegitimate son of famed novelist Alexandre Dumas. Superb 4.25 x 6.5
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Will and Ariel Durant548 - Will and Ariel Durant
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Color glossy portraits of writers Will and Ariel Durant affixed to a black 19 x 12 cardstock mount, signed and inscribed in white crayon by the husban
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Lawrence Durrell549 - Lawrence Durrell
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Signed book: Quinx, or The Ripper's Tale. First edition. London: Faber and Faber, 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.25 x 8, 201 pages. Signed ...
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Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller550 - Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller
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Three books: a hardcover copy of Blue Thirst by Lawrence Durrell, published by Capra Press in 1975, numbered "G" of 250, signed on the col...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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T. S. Eliot551 - T. S. Eliot
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10, Faber & Faber letterhead, January 18, 1935. Letter to Robert J. Swan, in part: "I should be glad in principle to giv...
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James T. Farrell552 - James T. Farrell
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TLS signed “Jim,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 6, 1939. Letter to George Stevens of the Saturday Review of Literature, in part: &qu...
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William Faulkner553 - William Faulkner
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Signed book: The Town. First edition, limited issue, numbered 93/450. NY: Random House, 1957. Hardcover in acetate jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 371 pages. Sig
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William Faulkner554 - William Faulkner
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Unsigned first edition book: These Thirteen by William Faulkner. First edition. NY: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. Hardcover with dust ja...
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Jules Feiffer555 - Jules Feiffer
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Signed book: The Man in the Ceiling. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 185 pages. Signed on the first f
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E. M. Forster556 - E. M. Forster
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ALS signed “Morgan,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, King's College letterhead, April 27, 1960. In part: "Great minds move together!! Here is...
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