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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Alfred Dreyfus256 - Alfred Dreyfus
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Two items: first-rate 3.5 x 5.5 head-and-shoulders postcard portrait signed "A. Dreyfus" in the lower white border; and a brief untranslat...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Vintage Lead Toy Soldiers257 - Vintage Lead Toy Soldiers
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Mixed and incomplete collection of valuable vintage lead toy soldiers, including: seven horses, two riders, two carts, and two smaller French soldiers
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Pierre Augereau258 - Pierre Augereau
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Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Le Marechal de L'Empire,” one page, 8.75 x 13.75, November 10, 1805. The Prince de Furstenberg having become t...
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Samuel Barrington259 - Samuel Barrington
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Revolutionary War-dated LS, one page, 8 x 12.75, July 13, 1778. Letter to "The Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy,&...
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Eugene de Beauharnais260 - Eugene de Beauharnais
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ALS in French, signed “Eugene Napoleon,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.25, October 19, 1809. Untranslated letter to Napoleon. In very good to fine condi
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Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte261 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
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LS in French, signed “J. Bernadotte,” one page, 8 x 12.5, February 24, 1805. Letter about a sum of 10,000 francs granted to the director of artillery.
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Louis-Alexandre Berthier262 - Louis-Alexandre Berthier
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LS in French, one page, 7.75 x 12, December 31, 1806. Letter to Marshal Jean Lannes, advising him that he had sent an order to Brigadier General Girar
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Jean-Baptiste Bessieres263 - Jean-Baptiste Bessieres
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Scarce ALS in French, signed “Bessieres,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, April 28, 1809. Letter to an unknown recipient, almost certainly Marshal Jean Lannes,
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Omar Bradley264 - Omar Bradley
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Color semi-glossy 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Bradley wearing his military uniform in a bust-length pose, signed and inscribed on the mount in black felt tip
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Ambrose E. Burnside265 - Ambrose E. Burnside
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Ink signature, "A. E. Burnside, Maj. Gen'l,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 sheet. Matted and framed with an engraving to an overall size of 11.2...
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Jean Jacques Régis de Cambaceres266 - Jean Jacques Régis de Cambaceres
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LS in French, signed “Cambaceres,” one page, 5.75 x 7.25, July 6, 1812. Letter to "the Altesse Imperiale madame la Princesse Pauline, Duchesse ...
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Pierre Cambronne267 - Pierre Cambronne
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed "Cambronne, Commdng," one page, 16 x 12.75, December 22, 1804. Service record for 2nd Lt. Charles Doz...
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Lazare Carnot268 - Lazare Carnot
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LS in French, signed “Carnot,” one page, 7.75 x 11.5, Ministry of the Interior letterhead, June 13, 1815. Letter to a prefect who had written asking f
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Louis Nicolas Davout269 - Louis Nicolas Davout
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LS in French, signed “Duc D'auerstadt,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.25, November 29, 1808. Letter concerning the dissolution of the Grande Ar...
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Report on de Grasse's French Fleet270 - Report on de Grasse's French Fleet
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Manuscript report in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.5, about the French fleet's voyage under Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse a...
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George Dewey271 - George Dewey
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ALS, one page, 6 x 9.5, The Berkeley–Waiontha letterhead, August 25, 1907. Letter to J. W. Crawford, in part: "Please send me the amount of Joh...
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Enola Gay272 - Enola Gay
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VHS tape of the documentary 'Enola Gay: The First Atomic Mission' presented by Greenwich Workshop, signed on the cardboard sleeve in black f...
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Joseph Fouche273 - Joseph Fouche
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LS in French, signed “Fouche,” one page, 7 x 9, June 29, 1801. Letter to the commissary general of police at Toulon, returning to him, properly stampe
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Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon274 - Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon
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ANS signed “C. G. Gordon,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, no date but postmarked May 13, 1881. Note to "Monsieur Boulger" in London, in...
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Emmanuel de Grouchy275 - Emmanuel de Grouchy
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ALS signed "Emml. Grouchy," one page, 4.5 x 7.5, personal letterhead, November 28, 1801. Letter to General Jean-Louis Debilly, explaining ...
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Leslie Groves276 - Leslie Groves
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Two handwritten drafts of letters in pencil by Groves, one signed “L. R. G.,” on opposite sides of a single 7.25 x 10.5 sheet of personal letterhead,
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Iwo Jima: Bradley and Rosenthal277 - Iwo Jima: Bradley and Rosenthal
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Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the U.S. Navy, postmarked aboard the USS Leary on June 15, 1961, signed in black ballpoint, "John H....
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Henry Knox278 - Henry Knox
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LS signed “H. Knox, Sec'y of War,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, August 13, 1792. Written from the War Department, a letter to Nathaniel Ap...
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Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, comte de Lameth279 - Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, comte de Lameth
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LS in French, signed "Alex. Lameth," one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, no date but circa 1806–1809. Untranslated letter as prefect of the D...
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Francois Lefebvre280 - Francois Lefebvre
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ALS in French, signed “Lefebvre,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, October 2, 1806. Letter to Napoleon, whom he asks the favor of appointing his first aide-de-c
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Felix von Luckner281 - Felix von Luckner
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Two photos of the German naval officer (1881–1966) who earned the nickname ‘Sea Devil’ for his legendary maritime exploits during World War I: a vinta
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Nathaniel Lyon282 - Nathaniel Lyon
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ALS signed “N. Lyon, Capt. 2'd Inf'y, R.A.Q.M.,” one page, 8 x 10, September 30, 1851. Letter to Major General Thomas S. Jesup, in full: &qu...
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Jacques Etienne Joseph Macdonald283 - Jacques Etienne Joseph Macdonald
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ALS in French, signed “Macdonald,” one page both sides, 11.25 x 8.25, March 16, 1810. Untranslated autograph letter by Macdonald, penned at the conclu
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Antoine Adolphe Marcelin Marbot284 - Antoine Adolphe Marcelin Marbot
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ALS in French, signed “Le G'al Marbot,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8.5, no date. Letter concerning a conspiracy against Bonaparte...
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Auguste de Marmont285 - Auguste de Marmont
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LS in French, signed “Duc de Raguse,” one page both sides, 8.75 x 11, August 31, 1808. Letter to a colonel, in part (translated): "As you have ...
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Anthony McAuliffe286 - Anthony McAuliffe
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Three items: a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of McAuliffe in uniform, signed and inscribed in white ink, "To Mr. Kenneth Browne, with be...
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Montgomery of Alamein287 - Montgomery of Alamein
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ALS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, June 5, 1969. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "Thank you for your 'John F. Kennedy' air lett...
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Edouard Mortier288 - Edouard Mortier
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LS in French, signed “Le M'al Duc de Trevise,” one page, 8.5 x 11.75, May 25, 1809. Letter to Prince Berthier, in part (translated): "Gener...
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Napoleon: Discours289 - Napoleon: Discours
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Broadside headed "Prefecture de L'Aisne, Guerre Continentale, Discours de l'Empereur au Sénat [Prefecture de L'Aisne, Continen...
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Napoleon: Service du Grand-Chambellan290 - Napoleon: Service du Grand-Chambellan
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Document from Napoleonic France, one page, 9.5 x 14.75, December 1810. Document for the royal household, headed (translated), "House of H.M. Em...
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Napoleon: Service du Grand-Chambellan291 - Napoleon: Service du Grand-Chambellan
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Document from Napoleonic France, one page, 9.5 x 14.75, March 1810. Document for the royal household, headed (translated), "House of H.M. Emper...
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Napoleon's Imperial Guard292 - Napoleon's Imperial Guard
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Partly-printed DS, in French, one page, 15.25 x 15.75, June 7, 1805. Official document for a retirement leave from Napoleon's "Garde Imperi...
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Chester Nimitz293 - Chester Nimitz
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Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Nimitz in uniform, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "C. W. Nimitz," and inscribed in anothe...
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Nicolas Oudinot294 - Nicolas Oudinot
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LS in French, signed “Le M. duc de Reggio,” one page, 8 x 9.75, September 15, 1810. Letter to Marshal Louis-Gabriel Suchet, sending a recommendation f
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Pacific Theater295 - Pacific Theater
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One-of-a-kind World War II photo album scrapbook of an American sailor stationed in the Pacific Theater, measuring 13.25 x 10.5, containing over 350 o
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George S. Patton296 - George S. Patton
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Ink signature, "Censored, G. S. Patton, Lt. Gen'l,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.25 slip clipped from an envelope. In fine condition, with a ru...
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Revolutionary War297 - Revolutionary War
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Four Revolutionary War–dated documents, each one page, related to Calvin Green, a soldier in the first troop of Col. Elisha Sheldon's famous Lig...
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Revolutionary War298 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War–dated printed booklet entitled "The Triumph of Liberty, and Peace with America: A Poem Inscribed to General Conway," 8 x...
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Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill299 - Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
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Two Revolutionary War-dated pay orders addressed to Treasurer John Lawrence of Connecticut: one signed "Elizur Tallot" and "Jonth. We...
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Revolutionary War: Jonathan Clapp300 - Revolutionary War: Jonathan Clapp
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Five Revolutionary War-era DSs relating to Major Jonathan Clapp and the Second Regiment of Militia in the County of Hampshire, including: a roll of so
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Eddie Rickenbacker301 - Eddie Rickenbacker
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 25, 1966. Letter to Evelyn Byrne, in part: "Of course it must be remembered that due ...
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John Schofield302 - John Schofield
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ALS signed “J. M. Schofield, Maj. Gen'l,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, September 28, 1866. Letter to Union General Oliver Otis Howard, in full: ...
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Nicolas Jean de Soult303 - Nicolas Jean de Soult
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LS in French, signed “M'al duc de Dalmatie,” one page, 8 x 12.25, December 20, 1809. Letter addressed to the minister of war, in part (translate...
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Carl Spaatz304 - Carl Spaatz
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Three items: an off-white 5 x 3 card signed in fountain pen by Carl Spaatz; a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Spaatz in his military uniform, sig
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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand305 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Charles Maurice,” one page, 7.25 x 9, February 24, 1812. As vice-grand elector, Talleyrand acknowledges receipt
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