RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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RR Auction's September Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is led by a wealth of significant documents associated with American finance—George Washington extends the financial system to the newly admitted North Carolina, Chief Justice John Marshall opines on the Bank of the United States, and President Lincoln allows cotton trade between North and South. Other pieces of significance include locks of George and Marsha Washington's hair, autographs of several rare signers of the Declaration of Independence, a scarce Christy Mathewson check, and several remarkable letters and photographs. 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 2021.
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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Raymond Chandler: First Edition of The Lady in the Lake465 - Raymond Chandler: First Edition of The Lady in the Lake
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Scarce unsigned book: The Lady in the Lake. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. Hardcover with dust jacket (publisher's printed price of $...
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Estimate : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens Signature466 - Samuel L. Clemens Signature
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Bold ink signature, "Truly yours, Mark Twain," on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition, with old mounting remnants on the back.
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Thomas De Quincey Autograph Letter Signed467 - Thomas De Quincey Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “T. de Q.,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, October 19. Handwritten letter to Thomas Co
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed468 - Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “C.D.,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, November 9, 1850. Handwritten letter to his you
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles L. Dodgson Autograph Letter Signed469 - Charles L. Dodgson Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 3.5 x 5.5, August 2, 1889. Handwritten letter to "Miss Max
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle Signed Photograph470 - Arthur Conan Doyle Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.75 portrait of Conan Doyle in profile, by Elliot & Fry of New York, affixed to its original 8 x 11 photographer's...
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Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo Autograph Letter Signed471 - Victor Hugo Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “Victor H.,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, March 8, [no year]. Untranslated handwr
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac Signed Check472 - Jack Kerouac Signed Check
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Kerouac, "Jack Kerouac," payable to Macy's for $26.31, June 4, 1958. In fine con...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rudyard Kipling Typed Letter Signed473 - Rudyard Kipling Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, May 31, 1895. Letter to the editor of The Critic in New York City, with several handwritten corrections throughout. in part:
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Elmore Leonard Signed Book474 - Elmore Leonard Signed Book
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Signed book: The Moonshine War. First edition. NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 236 pages. Signed an...
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ira Levin Signed Book and Typed Letter Signed475 - Ira Levin Signed Book and Typed Letter Signed
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Sought-after signed book: Rosemary's Baby. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1967. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 245 pa...
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Estimate : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jack London Typed Letter Signed476 - Jack London Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 6.5, personal letterhead, January 3, 1913. Letter to “Comrade Dowell,” the
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Alexander Pope Handwritten Letter477 - Alexander Pope Handwritten Letter
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Handwritten letter by Alexander Pope, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x 8, November 1, 1741. Handwritten letter to the Right Honorable Willi
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Bram Stoker Autograph Letter Signed478 - Bram Stoker Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Bram Stoker,” one page, 8 x 10, Lyceum Theatre letterhead, June 8, 1900. Handwritten
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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August Strindberg Signed Photograph479 - August Strindberg Signed Photograph
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Superior 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Strindberg by Lina Tonn of Lund, Sweden, beautifully signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trimmed edge
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Voltaire Letter Signed480 - Voltaire Letter Signed
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LS in French, signed “Voltaire,” one page, 7.25 x 9, February 2, 1764. Letter written from his h
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Noah Webster Handwritten Dictionary Fragment481 - Noah Webster Handwritten Dictionary Fragment
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Partial unsigned handwritten manuscript by Noah Webster on an off-white 7.5 x 1 slip, being a fragment from a manuscript draft for his historic dictio
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William Wordsworth Autograph Letter Signed482 - William Wordsworth Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Wm. Wordsworth,” three pages, 4.5 x 7.5, no date. Handwritten letter to Scottish-bor
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Conrad Aiken Autograph Letter Signed483 - Conrad Aiken Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 6.25, June 25, 1917. Handwritten letter to American poet Orrick Johns, responding to a comparison of his
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Isaac Asimov Typed Letter Signed484 - Isaac Asimov Typed Letter Signed
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Early TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 25, 1958. Interesting letter responding to an inquiry about numbers used in a recent article, in part: "...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Baldwin Signed Book485 - James Baldwin Signed Book
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Signed book: Go Tell It on the Mountain. Limited edition. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1979. Leatherbound hardcover, 6.5 x 9.75, 2
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Earl Derr Biggers Typed Letter Signed486 - Earl Derr Biggers Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed "Biggers," one onionskin page, 8.25 x 7, December 26, 1913. Letter regarding a poor review of a play, in part: "It was ver...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Josh Billings Signed Photograph and Autograph Letter Signed487 - Josh Billings Signed Photograph and Autograph Letter Signed
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Two items: a 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photograph of Billings in a seated pose, signed on the front in ink (over a failed first attempt in pencil), and
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ray Bradbury Signed Book488 - Ray Bradbury Signed Book
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Signed book: Dandelion Wine. First edition. NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket (not price-clipped), 5.75 x 8.5, 281...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Charles Bukowski Signed Book489 - Charles Bukowski Signed Book
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Signed book: Run with the Hunted. Limited first edition, unnumbered issue of 226 copies. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover (black cloth-covered board
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John Burroughs Autograph Letter Signed490 - John Burroughs Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, two pages, 5.5 x 8.25, Riverby letterhead, November 15, 1915. Handwritten letter to American dramatic critic and author William Winter, in part:
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hall Caine Autograph Letter Signed491 - Hall Caine Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 4.25 x 7, December 10, 1891. Handwritten letter, in full: "I have been trying to call on you, & will try again tomorrow abou...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thomas Carlyle Autograph Letter Signed492 - Thomas Carlyle Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “T. Carlyle,” one page both sides, 5 x 8.5, February 23, 1851. Handwritten letter to
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Francois Rene de Chateaubriand Autograph Letter Signed493 - Francois Rene de Chateaubriand Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “de Chateaubriand,” one page, 5 x 7.75, March 19. Untranslated handwritten
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Arthur C. Clarke Signed Photograph494 - Arthur C. Clarke Signed Photograph
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Glossy 10 x 8 MGM promo photo of the sci-fi author on the set of Stanley Kubrick's production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, signed in black felt tip...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Fenimore Cooper 'The Pathfinder' First Edition495 - James Fenimore Cooper 'The Pathfinder' First Edition
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First edition book: The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea, Vols. I and II, by James Fenimore Cooper. First edition, first state [determined by no date on
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Noel Coward Document Signed496 - Noel Coward Document Signed
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, September 27, 1921. Agreement between Noel Coward and Boni & Liveright, Inc., in part: "This will confirm our verba...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Michael Crichton Signed Book497 - Michael Crichton Signed Book
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Signed book: The Great Train Robbery. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 266 pages. Signed and inscribed
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Deliverance: James Dickey Signed Book and Photograph498 - Deliverance: James Dickey Signed Book and Photograph
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Two items: a first edition of Deliverance, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1970, signed and inscribed on the titl
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Letter Signed499 - Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page, 4 x 6, 14 Rossetti Mansions letterhead, no date. Handwrit
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Censorship Letter on 'La Dame aux Perles' by Alexandre Dumas, fils500 - Censorship Letter on 'La Dame aux Perles' by Alexandre Dumas, fils
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LS in French by Jean-François Mocquard, signed "Mocquard," one page, 8 x 12.25, Cabinet de l'Empereur letterhead, May 13, 1...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexandre Dumas, pere Autograph Letter Signed501 - Alexandre Dumas, pere Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “Al. Dumas,” one page, 5 x 7.25, no date. Untranslated handwritten letter
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James T. Farrell Typed Letter Signed and Autograph Letter Signed502 - James T. Farrell Typed Letter Signed and Autograph Letter Signed
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Two letters by Farrell: a TLS signed in pencil, "James T. Farrell," one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, March 14, 1946, in part: "It is cl...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert J. Flaherty Signed Book503 - Robert J. Flaherty Signed Book
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Rare signed book: My Eskimo Friends, 'Nanook of the North.' First edition. NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Hardcover with green clo...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dick Francis Signed Book504 - Dick Francis Signed Book
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Scarce signed book: Flying Finish. First edition. London: Michael Joseph, 1966. Uncorrected proof copy with plain tan wrappers, 5.25 x 7.75, 218 pages
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Robert Frost Signed Book505 - Robert Frost Signed Book
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Signed book: Come In and Other Poems. Later printing. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1945. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 192 pages. Desirably signed and inscrib
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Erle Stanley Gardner Typed Letter Signed506 - Erle Stanley Gardner Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal Rancho Del Paisano letterhead (with printed desert landscape), February 3, 1959. Letter to Douglas Seaman Cole, in p
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kate Greenaway (2) Autograph Letter Signed507 - Kate Greenaway (2) Autograph Letter Signed
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Two signed items: an ALS, one page both sides, 4 x 6.25, January 24, 1888, in part: "I'm very sorry—but I have an engageme
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Laurence Housman Autograph Manuscript Signed and Autograph Letter Signed508 - Laurence Housman Autograph Manuscript Signed and Autograph Letter Signed
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Two items: an AMS signed "from L. Houseman" and "Laurence Houseman," four pages, 8.25 x 10.5, being the "Preface to Og and ...
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Victor Hugo Autograph Letter Signed509 - Victor Hugo Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “Victor Hugo,” one page, 10.25 x 7.75, October 6, 1866. Large and boldly p
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eugene Ionesco Signed Souvenir Typescript from 'Rhinoceros'510 - Eugene Ionesco Signed Souvenir Typescript from 'Rhinoceros'
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Souvenir typescript of the opening of Act 1 from Eugene Ionesco's famous 1959 avant garde play 'Rhinoceros,' one deckle-edge page, 6.5 x...
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Colette de Jouvenel Autograph Letter Signed511 - Colette de Jouvenel Autograph Letter Signed
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Untranslated ALS in French, one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, no date. In fine condition.
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey Signed Book512 - Ken Kesey Signed Book
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Signed book: Sometimes a Great Notion. First edition. NY: Viking Press, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 628 pages. Signed and inscribed on
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Ken Kesey (2) Signed Books513 - Ken Kesey (2) Signed Books
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Two copies of Ken Kesey's Last Go Round: A Real Western: one is a first edition published by Viking in 1994, hardcover with dust jacket, signed ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rudyard Kipling Autograph Letter Signed514 - Rudyard Kipling Autograph Letter Signed
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Third-person ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Brown's Hotel letterhead, stamp-dated as received May 10, 1915. Handwritten letter accepting an invitation, i...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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