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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Daniel Carroll155 - Daniel Carroll
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Washington City Canal lottery ticket, 4 x 1.75, signed "D. Carroll of Duon." In full: "This ticket will entitle the Possesser to such...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lewis Cass156 - Lewis Cass
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LS signed “Lew. Cass,” one page, 7.75 x 10, January 31, 1860. Written from the State Department, a letter to Alexander Henry, the mayor of Philadelphi
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Nicolae Ceau?escu157 - Nicolae Ceau?escu
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Uncommon color glossy 5.5 x 9 photo of the Romanian head of state, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "N. Ceau?escu." In very fin...
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Vint Cerf158 - Vint Cerf
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Four items signed in ink or felt tip by Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, including: a personal Google business card belonging to Cerf; an off-white 5 x 3 c
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Chiang Ching-kuo159 - Chiang Ching-kuo
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Crisp black ink signature in Chinese on an off-white 3.75 x 6.5 card with raised lettering reading, "The President of the Republic of China,&qu...
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Chiang Ching-kuo160 - Chiang Ching-kuo
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Color satin-finish 4.75 x 7 bust-length photo of Chiang Ching-kuo in a suit and tie, signed in crisp black ink in Chinese. In fine condition. Accompan
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek161 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek
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Fountain pen signature, "Mayling Soong Chiang,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity fro...
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Clementine Churchill162 - Clementine Churchill
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TLS signed “Clementine S. Churchill,” one page both sides, 7 x 8.75, 10 Downing Street letterhead, September 18, 1942. Poignant letter to "Mrs....
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Eldridge Cleaver163 - Eldridge Cleaver
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Handwritten manuscript in pencil by Eldridge Cleaver, entitled "The Codes of Life," unsigned, one page, 5 x 7, no date [circa late 1970s, ...
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Martin Cooper164 - Martin Cooper
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Group lot of five items signed in ink or felt tip by communications engineer Martin Cooper, including: a Topps trading card, an FDC with color cachet,
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Jacques Cousteau and Hans Hass165 - Jacques Cousteau and Hans Hass
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Four items: a color satin-finish 8 x 11 photo of Jacques Cousteau signing autographs, signed in black felt tip; and three 4 x 6 postcard photos of Han
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James M. Curley166 - James M. Curley
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White-and-purple 2 3/4? oval badge from one of Curley's gubernatorial campaigns, reading: "Curley for Governor, Precinct Captain." In ...
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James M. Curley167 - James M. Curley
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Five pins and buttons associated with colorful Massachusetts politician James Michael Curley, measuring between 7/8? and 1?, including a "James...
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Dalai Lama168 - Dalai Lama
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Appealing color glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of the Dalai Lama seated in prayer, signed in Tibetan in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanie
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Democratic Conventions169 - Democratic Conventions
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Ribbon and badge from turn-of-the-century Democratic Party conventions: a red 5? long ribbon with sewn-on printed badge, reading: "Democratic P...
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Thomas E. Dewey170 - Thomas E. Dewey
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Five different pins from Thomas E. Dewey's Republican presidential campaigns in 1944 and 1948, measuring between 7/8? and 1 1/4?, featuring a &q...
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Thomas E. Dewey171 - Thomas E. Dewey
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Six different pins from Thomas E. Dewey's Republican presidential campaigns in 1944 and 1948, measuring between 3/4? and 1 3/4?, featuring a &qu...
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Benjamin Disraeli172 - Benjamin Disraeli
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ALS signed “B. Disraeli,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered 2 Whitehall Gardens letterhead, February 25, 1874. Letter to Sir
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Benjamin Disraeli173 - Benjamin Disraeli
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ALS signed “B. Disraeli,” 4.5 x 6.75, Hughenden Manor letterhead, September 5, 1889. Letter to James W. Hudson, in full: "I delayed replying to...
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Dorothea Dix174 - Dorothea Dix
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ALS signed “D. L. Dix,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Office of Women Nurses letterhead, October 5, 1865. Letter to Mr. Otto, in full: &...
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Thomas Dorr175 - Thomas Dorr
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ALS signed “T. W. Dorr,” one page, 8 x 10, February 1, 1840. Written from Providence, a letter to former governor John Brown Francis, in full: "...
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Frederick Douglass176 - Frederick Douglass
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Fred'k Douglass,” 3.5 x 8.5, February 21, 1884. District of Columbia deed of trust from Theodore Plitt to M. C. Barne...
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William Ellery177 - William Ellery
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Third-person ADS, signed within the text, “William Ellery,” one page, 3.75 x 2.5, June 22, 1768. A short receipt, in full: "Newport June 22'...
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Ben Ferencz178 - Ben Ferencz
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Four glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos of the noted Nazi prosecutor at various stages of his career, each signed in black felt tip by Ben Ferencz. In ov
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Felix Frankfurter179 - Felix Frankfurter
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 9, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, January 7, 1946. Letter to Harold R. Shapiro, in full: "I wish much tha...
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French Politicians180 - French Politicians
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Collection of five items signed by noted French politicians, including: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (DS), Guillaume Guizot (ALS), Georges Clemenceau
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Indira Gandhi181 - Indira Gandhi
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Color magazine photo of Indira Gandhi standing with two Golden Retrievers, matted to an overall size of 7.25 x 9.25, signed on the mat in blue ink. Ty
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Rajiv Gandhi182 - Rajiv Gandhi
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TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Prime Minister letterhead, September 9, 1987. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "Thank you for your letter of July 16 and fo...
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Arthur J. Goldberg183 - Arthur J. Goldberg
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Two items: a vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Goldberg in a suit and tie, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Arthur J. Goldberg"; ...
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Hannibal Hamlin184 - Hannibal Hamlin
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Civil War-dated ALS as vice president signed “H. Hamlin,” one page, 6.5 x 8, February 25, 1862. In full: "Your letter of the 19th was duly rec&...
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Paul von Hindenburg185 - Paul von Hindenburg
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Untranslated ALS in German, signed “v. Hindenburg, G. F.,” 8.25 x 5.25, October 3, 1924. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelo
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J. Edgar Hoover186 - J. Edgar Hoover
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The Washington Loan and Trust Company check, 6.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hoover, "John Edgar Hoover," payable to F. A. Mehler fo...
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Charles Evans Hughes187 - Charles Evans Hughes
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Five pins from Hughes's political career, measuring between 5/8? and 7/8?, including two pins from his 1906 campaign for governor of New York, t...
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Charles Evans Hughes188 - Charles Evans Hughes
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Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 portrait of Hughes by Underwood & Underwood, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Sincerely yours,...
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Joseph Hume189 - Joseph Hume
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Twice-signed ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, 1830. Letter to Dr. McVickar, in part: "Mr. Richards will call for you tomorrow morning at 1/4 after 8 ...
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Samuel Huntington190 - Samuel Huntington
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Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Sam'l Huntington,” one page, 8 x 7, March 1782. State of Connecticut payment order for Sheriff Wi...
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Indian Leaders191 - Indian Leaders
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Trio of ink signatures of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi on individual off-white cards, each affixed below a portrait to an overall
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Jared Ingersoll192 - Jared Ingersoll
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ALS signed “J. Ingersoll,” one page, 7.5 x 8, January 23, 1807. Letter to Philadelphia lawyer William Rawle, in part: "I think you are right in...
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Boris Johnson193 - Boris Johnson
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Color glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of the recently elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, signed in black ink by Boris Johnson. In fine conditi
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Joseph P. Kennedy194 - Joseph P. Kennedy
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 22, 1948. Letter to Kenneth Browne in Maine, in part: "At this writing, I have no avai...
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Jack Kilby195 - Jack Kilby
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Three items signed in ballpoint by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Jack Kilby: an off-white 5 x 3 card with affixed Nobel Prize stamp; an FDC with a cac
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King Fahd of Saudi Arabia196 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia
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Color satin-finish 5.75 x 8 photo of King Fahd in his traditional attire, affixed to a slightly larger mount, signed in the lower border in blue ballp
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King George V197 - King George V
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Vintage matte-finish 12.25 x 19.25 photo of King George wearing his military attire in a distinguished three-quarter-length pose, signed on a card aff
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King George VI198 - King George VI
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DS, signed “George R. I.,” two pages, 8.25 x 12.5, March 2, 1937. Official letter to Federico Laredo Brú, offering congratulations on his ascen...
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Robert R. Livingston199 - Robert R. Livingston
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Revolutionary War-dated handwritten endorsement, signed "R. R. Livingston," penned at the bottom of a petition from Jane Cuyler, one page,...
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Lucky Luciano200 - Lucky Luciano
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Original October 25, 1935 edition of The New York Sun, 17 x 22.5, 46 pages. Front page bears a headline which reads, "Police Question Schultz&#...
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Karl Marx201 - Karl Marx
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Uncommon book: Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Oekonomie, Buchs I and II, by Karl Marx and edited by Freidrich Engels. Later printing. Hamburg: Ve
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John McCain and Jimmy Carter202 - John McCain and Jimmy Carter
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Two hardcover first edition books: Worth the Fighting For, signed on the title page in black ballpoint by John McCain; and An Outdoor Journal, signed
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Joseph McCarthy203 - Joseph McCarthy
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Communist-hunting demagogue, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Walter Potter, With Sincere Good Wish...
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Golda Meir204 - Golda Meir
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Two items: a vintage glossy 5 x 7 close-up photo of Golda Meir, signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint; and a TLS, one page, 6.5 x 8.25, Ministr
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