Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. 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 December 2018.
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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Eugene O’Neill503 - Eugene O’Neill
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Very desirable collection of two TLSs and one ALS, signed “Gene” and “Gene O’Neill,” three total pages, each addressed to Helen Freeman. The ALS, wri
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ezra Pound504 - Ezra Pound
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Three typed letters from Ezra Pound, two signed in pencil, “E. P.,” four total pages, each 8.75 x 11.25, personal letterhead (two bearing a Cubist sel
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ayn Rand505 - Ayn Rand
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 5, 1971. Official letter addressed to Kay Nolte Smith, in part: "This letter will constitute the entire understandi...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ayn Rand506 - Ayn Rand
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TLS, one page, 6.75 x 10.75, July 7, 1937. Letter to "Mr. Abbott," written from Sony Creek, Connecticut. In part: "I am very sorry th...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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George Sand507 - George Sand
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Two ALSs in French, one signed "George Sand" and one signed "G. Sand," totaling five pages on sets of adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre508 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Substantial handwritten manuscript fragment in French, unsigned, nineteen gridded pages, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. An untranslated and unpublished portion
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre509 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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ALS in French, signed “J. P. Sartre,” 23 pages on six sets of adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 11.75, August 26, 1937. An extremely long, untranslated letter
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw510 - George Bernard Shaw
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ALS signed “G. B. Shaw,” one page, 3.5 x 4.25, personal letterhead, November 29, 1912. Letter to W. Stephens, Jr., in full: "What's wrong w...
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Harriet Beecher Stowe511 - Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Sought-after first edition book: Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly, in two volumes. First edition, first printing (with “spilt” rather...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Tasha Tudor512 - Tasha Tudor
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Brilliant miniature storybook handmade by children's author and illustrator Tasha Tudor in a limited edition, numbered 10/15, consisting of fron...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Paul Valery513 - Paul Valery
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Desirable set of four ALSs in French, three signed “Paul Valery” and one signed “PV,” nine total pages, dated between 1923 and 1943. The first, from M
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Donald Barthelme514 - Donald Barthelme
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Signed book: Come Back, Dr. Caligari. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 183 pages. Signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Heinrich Boll515 - Heinrich Boll
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German writer (1917–1985) who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. Color 16.5 x 23.25 poster headed "Heinrich Boll wird 65 [Hein...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Bukowski516 - Charles Bukowski
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Glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Charles Bukowski smoking and holding an Underwood typewriter, signed in black felt tip, "Chas. Bokowski." In fine...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Camilo Jose Cela517 - Camilo Jose Cela
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Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement (1916–2002) who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Literature. Satin-finish 4.5 x...
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Raymond Chandler518 - Raymond Chandler
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Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "To John, with my best, Raymond Chandler,” on a pink 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition.
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Michael Crichton519 - Michael Crichton
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Signed book: Jurassic Park. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 400 pages. Signed and inscribed on the ha
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Melvil Dewey520 - Melvil Dewey
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American librarian and educator (1851–1931) who invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Partly-printed DS, signed “M. Dewey,” one
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Theodore Dreiser521 - Theodore Dreiser
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Signed book: A Gallery of Women, Volumes I and II. First edition, limited issue, numbered 15/560. NY: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75,
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Alexandre Dumas, fils522 - Alexandre Dumas, fils
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French writer and dramatist (1824–1895) best known for Camille and for being the illegitimate son of famed novelist Alexandre Dumas. Untranslated ALS
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexandre Dumas, pere523 - 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 : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Robert Frost524 - Robert Frost
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Signed book: A Boy's Will. First edition, second state. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 63 pages. Signed on the first ...
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Kate Greenaway525 - Kate Greenaway
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British children's author and illustrator (1846-1901) whose distinctively illustrated books were among the most popular 'juvenile' works...
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Verner von Heidenstam526 - Verner von Heidenstam
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Swedish poet and novelist (1859–1940) who won the 1916 Nobel Prize for Literature. AQS in Swedish on an off-white 7 x 9.25 sheet, boldly signed at the
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr527 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
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ALS, one page, 5 x 6, December 10, 1890. Written from Beacon Street, a letter to John S. Adams, in full: "I thank you very cordially for your l...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Washington Irving528 - Washington Irving
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ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8, December 4, 1854. Letter to Benjamin H. Field, chairman of the steward of the St. Nicholas Society, in full: "Considera...
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Johannes V. Jensen529 - Johannes V. Jensen
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Danish author (1873-1950) who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944. ALS in Danish, one page, 8.25 x 11, February 2, 1942. Untranslated le
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Alan Le May530 - Alan Le May
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Signed book: The Searchers. Later printing. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 272 pages. Signed on the half-...
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Jack London531 - Jack London
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Bank of Hawaii check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, "Jack London," payable to Coyne Furniture Co. for $7, July 16, 1915. En...
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Eugenio Montale532 - Eugenio Montale
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Italian poet, prose writer, editor, and translator (1896–1981) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. AQS in Italian in blue ballpoint on a w
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Pablo Neruda533 - Pablo Neruda
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Chilean poet and politician (1904–1973) who was awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. Original green felt tip sketch of a flower on a white 5.7
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nobel Prize in Literature534 - Nobel Prize in Literature
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Collection of 33 items signed by a Nobel laureate in literature, consisting mostly of signatures on off-white cards or sheets, with recipients includi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak535 - Maurice Sendak
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Signed book: Where the Wild Things Are. 25th Anniversary Edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1984. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscri
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Dr. Seuss536 - Dr. Seuss
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Two hardcover books signed by Dr. Seuss: a later printing of Horton Hears a Who, signed and inscribed opposite the title page in fountain pen, "...
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Isaac Bashevis Singer537 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Author of Yiddish short stories, plays, and novels (1902–1991) who won the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature. Satin-finish 10 x 7.5 photo of the author
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John Steinbeck538 - John Steinbeck
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Choice felt tip signature, "John Steinbeck,” on a white 3.25 x 2.5 card. In very fine condition.
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Alfred Lord Tennyson539 - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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ALS signed “A. Tennyson,” one page, 4.5 x 5.5, May 3, 1856. Letter to "My dear Mann," in part: "Your 'Vindications' have arri...
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Leon Uris540 - Leon Uris
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American author of historical fiction (1924–2003) known for the best-selling books Exodus and Trinity. Group of three photos of Leon Uris, ranging in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kurt Vonnegut541 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Signed book: Welcome to the Monkey House. First edition. NY: Delacorte Press, 1968. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 298 pages. Signed on a loo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Kurt Vonnegut542 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Desirable TQS on an off-white 6 x 4 card, signed in black felt tip by Vonnegut. A quote from the introduction of Mother Night: "We are what we ...
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Kurt Vonnegut543 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in blue felt tip by Vonnegut. The opening to his novel Slapstick, beginning: "...
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Kurt Vonnegut544 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Appealing glossy 8 x 10 photo of Vonnegut holding a cigarette, signed in black felt tip, "Kurt Vonnegut, May 27, '97." In fine conditi...
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Eudora Welty545 - Eudora Welty
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Group of eight unnumbered 6.75 x 8.75 colophon pages for a limited first edition of Acrobats in a Park, published by Lord John Press in 1980, with eac
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Bela Bartok546 - Bela Bartok
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Scarce original pair of Columbia Recording Corporation 12? inch test pressings, one marked "Pt 1, Mikrokosmos, Bartok" and the other "...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Hector Berlioz547 - Hector Berlioz
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Voice and piano sheet music booklet for "La Captive: Reverie," published by S. Richault of Paris in 1849, four pages (inner sheet missing)...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Alexander Borodin548 - Alexander Borodin
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Important Russian composer (1833–1887) dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. ALS in French, signed “A. Borodin,” four pages
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Johannes Brahms549 - Johannes Brahms
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Famed German composer (1833–1897) whose works in the Classical spirit, written in the midst of the Romantic era, take a place among the most enduring
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Enrico Caruso550 - Enrico Caruso
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Spectacular original ink sketch of a self-portrait caricature on a white 4.25 x 7 sheet of Hotel Cecil stationery, signed below, "Enrico Caruso...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Claude Debussy551 - Claude Debussy
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Desirable matte-finish 4.25 x 6.75 half-length portrait of Claude Debussy by adored Swedish photographer Otto Wegener, affixed to the original 8 x 10.
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Gaetano Donizetti552 - Gaetano Donizetti
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ALS in Italian, signed “G. Donizetti,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.75, August 28, 1842. Letter to his publisher in Milan, Giovanni R
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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