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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Edgar Mitchell406 - Edgar Mitchell
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Official color satin-finish 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of Mitchell deploying experiments on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip. Reverse be
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra407 - Wally Schirra
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Official color satin-finish 8 x 10.25 red-numbered NASA photo of the Mercury-Atlas 8 liftoff, signed in black felt tip by Schirra. Reverse bears black
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra408 - Wally Schirra
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Schirra holding a rolled up magazine, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best wishes Jeanine—Wal...
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Harrison Schmitt409 - Harrison Schmitt
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Uncommon semi-glossy 7 x 9 photo of Schmitt wearing a suit and tie and posing in an office setting, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To...
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Harrison Schmitt410 - Harrison Schmitt
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of LMP Schmitt standing on the lunar surface near the American flag, lunar rover, and the lunar module, signed i
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Harrison Schmitt411 - Harrison Schmitt
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Uncommon official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Harrison Schmitt posing with a lunar globe, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Ken B...
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Harrison Schmitt412 - Harrison Schmitt
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Vintage glossy 4 x 5 photo of Schmitt wearing a training suit and NASA cap, signed in fountain pen, "Harrison H. Schmitt." The photo is af...
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Harrison Schmitt and Nelson Rockefeller413 - Harrison Schmitt and Nelson Rockefeller
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Harrison Schmitt after being sworn into the U.S. Senate by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, signed and inscribed in black fel
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Dave Scott414 - Dave Scott
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Scott in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "B...
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Alan Shepard415 - Alan Shepard
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Glossy 8.25 x 7.5 photo of Shepard reclined in his seat during training, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition, with trimmed edges.
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Alan Shepard416 - Alan Shepard
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Uncommon official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Shepard in a half-length seated pose, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Jeanine, wi...
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Deke Slayton417 - Deke Slayton
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Slayton in a formal pose, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best wishes to Jeanine—D. K. Slayto...
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Jack Swigert418 - Jack Swigert
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Swigert posing with a model of the lunar module, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Jeanine, ...
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Al Worden419 - Al Worden
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Worden posing with a model of the lunar module, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Jeanine—Ke...
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Giovan Battista Aleotti420 - Giovan Battista Aleotti
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ALS in Italian, signed “Gio. Batt'a Aleoti,” one page, 8.5 x 5.5, 1595. Letter concerning a payment order. In very good to fine condition, with ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Banksy421 - Banksy
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First issue of the ‘Paris’ CD by enigmatic street artist Banksy, who reinterpreted approximately 400 to 500 copies of Paris Hilton’s debut album befor
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Pierre Bonnard422 - Pierre Bonnard
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Two 5.5 x 3.5 postcards sent to Irma Coulon, one depicting the Hotel du du Cardinal Jouffroy and the other showing a view of Notre-Dame from across th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali423 - Salvador Dali
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Circa 1930s handwritten manuscript in French by Salvador Dali, signed in the third-person within the text, with the conclusion featuring a set of 11 o
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali424 - Salvador Dali
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Signed book: Dali: A Study of his Life and Work. First American edition. Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1958. Hardcover with dust j
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Edgar Degas425 - Edgar Degas
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ALS in French, signed “Degas,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to fellow painter Paul Mathey, referencing the famous art
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Eugene Delacroix426 - Eugene Delacroix
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ALS in French, signed “Eug. Delacroix,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Letter declaring that he is no longer part of an art jury, in part (translated):
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Tsuguharu Foujita427 - Tsuguharu Foujita
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ALS in French, signed “Foujita,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, May 1, 1951. Letter about a painting bought by the Museum of Modern A
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Juan Gris428 - Juan Gris
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ANS in French, signed “J. G.,” one page, 5.25 x 4.25, no date but annotated as received on May 14, 1918. Note concerning payment of artwork, in full (
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Edward Hopper429 - Edward Hopper
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Signed book: Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition. NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1950. Softcover, 9 x 7, 60 pages. Signed and inscribed on th
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Wassily Kandinsky430 - Wassily Kandinsky
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ALS in German, signed “Kandinsky,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 4, September 27, 1922. Letter written from the famed art school Bauhaus, w
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Rene Magritte431 - Rene Magritte
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ALS signed “RM,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 23, 1964. Letter to friend and poet Andre Bosmans, expressing dissatisfaction wi
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Pablo Picasso432 - Pablo Picasso
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Beautiful series of brush drawings by Picasso of seven identified male mouths (including his own) alongside the lipstick impressions of the female gue
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Rene Magritte433 - Rene Magritte
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ALS in French, signed “Magritte, 135 rue Esseghm, Jette-Bruxelles,” one page, 8.25 x 11, March 8, 1938. Letter to a gentleman, in full (translated):...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir434 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.5, April 30, 1900. Letter to the famous art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, in pa
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec435 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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ALS in French, signed “H-T-Lautrec,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, no date. Letter to friend and fellow artist Francois Gauzi, explaining a mix-up r
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Ai Weiwei436 - Ai Weiwei
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Color glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of artist Ai Weiwei posing in front of his exhibit 'Straight,' a commemoration of the tragic 2008 Sich...
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Ai Weiwei437 - Ai Weiwei
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Color satin-finish 11 x 8 photo of Ai Weiwei posing amidst millions of his hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds, signed in blue felt tip. In very fi
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Fernando Botero438 - Fernando Botero
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Two different color 4 x 6 postcard photos of Botero's famous rotund figures, each signed in black felt tip, "Botero." In very fine con...
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Camille Corot439 - Camille Corot
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ALS in French, signed “C. Corot,” one page, 4 x 5.25, postmarked October 3, 1873. A brief untranslated letter to a friend. In fine condition. Accompan
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George Cruikshank440 - George Cruikshank
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LS signed "Geo. Cruikshank," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, January 4, 1876. Letter to Messrs. J. & J. Cook. In part: ...
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Salvador Dali441 - Salvador Dali
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Spanish-language color 3.75 x 5.5 postcard for the Feasts of Mercy Fall Festivals of Barcelona held in September and October of 1966, signed on the re
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Willem de Kooning442 - Willem de Kooning
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Color 6 x 4 postcard of his 1964 oil painting entitled 'Woman, Sag Harbor,' signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "de Kooning.&...
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Henri Fantin-Latour443 - Henri Fantin-Latour
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “V. Fantin Latour,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, black-bordered stationery card, July 30, no year. In fine condi
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Alberto Korda444 - Alberto Korda
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Iconic glossy 5 x 7 photo of Che Guevara, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by photographer Alberto Korda. In fine condition.
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Karl Lagerfeld445 - Karl Lagerfeld
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Color satin-finish 8.25 x 12 full-length photo of Lagerfeld in his distinctive dark sunglasses, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with two
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Dick Martin446 - Dick Martin
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Vintage original ink sketch by Dick Martin for an Oz book advertisement from circa 1970, headed "In the Jackdaws' Nest," which depicts...
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Grandma Moses447 - Grandma Moses
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Vintage glossy 3.25 x 4.25 photo of the artist, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, "Grandma Moses." Reverse bears a typed collector&...
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Felix Nadar448 - Felix Nadar
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ALS in French, signed "Nadar," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, Nadar Photgraphie Artistique letterhead, 1858. Letter to ...
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Helmut Newton449 - Helmut Newton
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Two different 4 x 6 postcard photos of Newton's classic nude portraits, one signed in the lower border in black ballpoint, and the other signed ...
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Norman Rockwell450 - Norman Rockwell
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Norman Rockwell, payable to Jay Studios for $81.50, January 22, 1959. In fine condition. Encapsu
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Norman Rockwell451 - Norman Rockwell
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FDC with a cachet depicting Rockwell's 'Golden Rule' painting, honoring the 25th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Right...
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Comic Books452 - Comic Books
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Collection of over 500 Marvel and DC comic books from the 1970s through to the 1990s, with some dating even earlier. This huge lot contains an abundan
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Roy E. Disney453 - Roy E. Disney
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Glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Roy E. Disney in a suit and tie, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Walt Disney454 - Walt Disney
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Sensational vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Walt Disney in a handsome seated pose, signed nicely in fountain pen. In fine condition, with slight
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Two Centaurettes production cel from Fantasia455 - Two Centaurettes production cel from Fantasia
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production cel featuring two Centaurettes from the 'Pastoral Symphony' segment of Fantasia, showing the...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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