RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. 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 June 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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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner458 - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
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German painter and printmaker (1880–1938) who was instrumental in creating the style that defined 'Expressionism' in 20th-century German art...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta459 - Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta
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Group of four items signed by the male fashion designers: a glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Calvin Klein, signed in black felt tip, "Best Wishe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oskar Kokoschka460 - Oskar Kokoschka
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Austrian artist, poet, and playwright (1886–1980) known for his intensely vivid expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Semi-glossy 3.5 x 5.5 half-l
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Karl Lagerfeld461 - Karl Lagerfeld
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Color satin-finish 8 x 11.5 photo of Lagerfeld in his distinctive dark sunglasses, signed in gold ink. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell462 - Norman Rockwell
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Desirable limited edition 25.75 x 20 artist's proof lithograph of a classic Rockwell sketch showing an American family with new puppies, signed ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell463 - Norman Rockwell
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Norman Rockwell, payable to assistant and close friend Louis Lamone for $20, January 16, 1959. E
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Ronald Searle464 - Ronald Searle
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British satirical cartoonist (1920–2011) who provided illustrations for a number of newspapers, magazines, and books. He is perhaps best remembered as
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Felix Vallotton465 - Felix Vallotton
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Painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis (1865-1925) considered an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut. ALS in French, s
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Kees van Dongen466 - Kees van Dongen
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Dutch painter who was one of the leading Fauves (1877–1968). Color 4 x 5.75 postcard featuring van Dongen's painting 'La Femme a l'Event...
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Alberto Vargas467 - Alberto Vargas
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Color 11 x 7.5 magazine page depicting an iconic 'Vargas Girl,' signed at the bottom in black felt tip, "Alberto Vargas, 1981." In...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Milton Caniff468 - Milton Caniff
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Four items, including: an original hand-inked three panel Steve Canyon comic strip by Milton Caniff, 23 x 7.25, signed and inscribed in the upper bord
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Crumb469 - Robert Crumb
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ALS signed “R. C.,” penned on the reverse of a 5.75 x 4.25 postcard of Crumb's stylistic play on the word 'Eternity,' January 3, 2007. W...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert Crumb470 - Robert Crumb
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Two items signed by famed underground cartoonist Robert Crumb: a color 2.5 x 7 French language bookmark featuring artwork of Crumb sitting on the lap
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Roy O. Disney471 - Roy O. Disney
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DS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11.5, February 3, 1956. Pledge and assignment of mortgage and chattels between Walt Disney Productions a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Walt Disney472 - Walt Disney
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1946) Original production cels featuring Mickey Mouse and either Chip or Dale from the animated short film Squatter's Righ...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Chuck Jones473 - Chuck Jones
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Very desirable original pencil sketch by Chuck Jones of the Road Runner on an off-white 10.5 x 12.5 sheet of animation paper, signed and inscribed bel
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Walter Lantz474 - Walter Lantz
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DS, eight pages, 8.5 x 13, December 14, 1951. Contract between Walter Lantz Productions and the Western Printing and Lithographing Company, in which t
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Stan Lee475 - Stan Lee
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Color satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of the cover to issue No. 1 of The Amazing Spider-Man comic book, signed in blue felt tip by Stan Lee. In fine condit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Virgil Ross476 - Virgil Ross
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Original drawing by Virgil Ross of Daffy Duck and the Tasmanian Devil side-by-side, signed in the lower right in pencil by Ross. Accomplished in graph
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bud Sagendorf477 - Bud Sagendorf
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Superb original hand-inked four panel Popeye comic strip by Bud Sagendorf, 17.75 x 5.75, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, “Bes’
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz478 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: Good Ol' Charlie Brown. First edition. NY: Rinehart, 1957. Softcover, 5.25 x 8. Wonderfully signed and inscribed on the half-title ...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz479 - Charles Schulz
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Signed book: Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz. First edition. NY: Pharos Books, 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 256 pages. Si
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Reg Smythe480 - Reg Smythe
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Glossy 6.5 x 8.5 photo of Smythe seated at his drawing table and working on a comic strip, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best wishes...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Anthony Burgess481 - Anthony Burgess
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Exceptional collection of 18 letters from Burgess to different recipients, consisting of two ALSs and 16 TLSs on sheets and postcards of various sizes
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Lady Byron482 - Lady Byron
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Wife (1792–1860) of poet George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron. ALS signed “A. I. Noel Byron,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Truman Capote483 - Truman Capote
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Signed book: In Cold Blood. Book of the Month Club edition. NY: Random House, 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 343 pages. Signed on a free
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens484 - 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 : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Paulo Coelho485 - Paulo Coelho
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Signed book: The Alchemist. First English edition. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.25 x 8.5, 177 pages. Signed
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jean Cocteau486 - Jean Cocteau
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ALS in French, signed “Jean,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, 1950. Letter about his 1929 novel Les Enfants Terribles, which was adapted for the screen by dire
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle487 - Arthur Conan Doyle
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ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page, 5.25 x 3.75, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to "Lord Gorell," in part: "I really don'...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Alexandre Dumas, pere488 - Alexandre Dumas, pere
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Distinguished French novelist (1802–1870) of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Marguerite Duras489 - Marguerite Duras
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French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker (1914–1996). ALS in French, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, March 1, 1978. Let
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald490 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Remarkable pairing of an ALS and an unsigned handwritten poem: ALS signed “Ever your devoted friend, Scott,” three pages, 6 x 9.25, Hotel Rennert lett
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Knut Hamsun491 - Knut Hamsun
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Norwegian novelist, dramatist, and poet (1859–1952) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. Matte-finish 4.25 x 5.25 photo of Hamsun writing a
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Maxim Gorky492 - Maxim Gorky
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Tremendous TLS signed “M. Gorky,” one onionskin page, 8 x 13, October 28, 1921. In full: "I presume that you all acknowledge as an undeniable f...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway493 - Ernest Hemingway
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Exceptional group of four letters from Hemingway to his close friend Guy Hickok, comprising one ALS, two partial autograph letters, and a one-page TLS
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Gerhart Hauptmann494 - Gerhart Hauptmann
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German dramatist (1862–1946) who won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 8.25 portrait by Li Osborne, affixed to its orig
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Nathaniel Hawthorne495 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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ALS signed “Nath'l Hawthorne,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5 x 5, January 9, 1857. Letter written to R. J. Spiers from the US Consula...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr496 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
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Attractive handwritten final stanza from the 1858 poem The Chambered Nautilus, penned on an off-white 7 x 4.25 sheet by Holmes, who signs at the concl
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Anna Brownell Jameson497 - Anna Brownell Jameson
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The first Anglo-Irish art historian (1794–1860) who wrote on a range of subjects including early feminism, art history (particularly sacred art), trav
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Norman Mailer498 - Norman Mailer
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Signed book: The Naked and the Dead. First edition. NY: Rinehart and Company, 1948. Hardcover with dust jacket (with Rinehart logo on copyright page a
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Rudyard Kipling499 - Rudyard Kipling
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, September 10, 1892. Lengthy letter to author and illustrator Mary Hallock Foote, known for her stor
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Vladimir Nabokov500 - Vladimir Nabokov
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Rare DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, August 4, 1969. Document extending a deadline for an option agreement between Nabokov and McGraw Hill International &q...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Neruda501 - Pablo Neruda
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AQS on an off-white 7.5 x 5 album page, signed at the conclusion in ink, "Pablo Neruda, 1943, New York." Neruda pens the second verse of h...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Eugene O'Neill502 - Eugene O'Neill
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Scarce vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10 photo of Eugene O'Neill by the Ben Pinchot photography studio of Manhattan, signed and inscribed in founta...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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George Orwell503 - George Orwell
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ALS signed “George,” three pages on two sheets, 6.5 x 7.75, March 8, 1948. Letter to novelist Anthony Powell, written while recovering from a diagnosi
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Boris Pasternak504 - Boris Pasternak
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Russian writer and translator (1890–1960) whose novel Doctor Zhivago takes a place among the central works of twentieth-century literature. ALS in Fre
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry505 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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ALS in French, signed “Antoine,” three pages on two sheets, 8.5 x 10.75, Cafe de la Regence letterhead, no date but circa 1929. A love letter to his f
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Carl Sandburg506 - Carl Sandburg
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 half-length photo of Carl Sandburg seated and reading a newspaper, signed and inscribed in black ink, "Kitty—no noo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak507 - Maurice Sendak
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Signed book: Where the Wild Things Are. First edition, with "Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253" on title page. NY: Harper ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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