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1. James H. Hyslop, Ph.D., LL.D, (1854-1920) was a noted American psychical researcher, a Psychologist, and a professor of ethics and logic at Columbia University. He was one of the first American psychologists to connect psychology with psychic phenomena. In 1906 he helped reorganize the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York City and served as the secretary-treasurer for the organization until his death. During his years at Columbia University Hyslop wrote several textbooks, including The Elements of Logic (1892), Elements of Ethics (1895), and Problems of Philosophy (1905), and also became deeply involved with psychical research. Offered here is a ALS, Columbia College, New York, Dec. 22, 1897, 1p.  About 5 x 7-1/4 in. VG. Quite uncommon...............100-150

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2. [DELAWARE] Willard Hall (1780-1875) He was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, who served in the Delaware Senate, as a United States Representative from Delaware and as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He served as the first President of the Delaware Historical Society, was President of the state Bible society, and was instrumental in the formation of the Wilmington Savings Fund Society as a community bank, serving as its President for more than 40 years. Offered here is a signed card on which he writes brief biograpical notes.  It appears he signed this card Dec. 24, 1874. Approx. 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 in. Fine..............25-35

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3. [BLACK HISTORY] Rev. James M. Priest (1819-1883) was Vice President of Liberia from 1864 to 1868 under President Daniel Bashiel Warner. He was born a slave in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Prior to the death of slaveowner Jane Anderson Meaux, she educated and freed Priest and sent him to Liberia to evaluate the situation of former slaves living in Liberia. He returned to the U.S. and received more education and became a Presbyterian missionary.  In 1843, he emigrated to Liberia under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. He later became a justice of the Liberian Supreme Court. Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States.  The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. The U.S. did not recognize Liberia's independence until February 5, 1862, during the American Civil War. Between January 7, 1822, and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 freed and free-born black people who faced legislated limits in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, were relocated to the settlement. The settlers carried their culture and tradition with them. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence. Offered here is a RARE ALS, written from Greenville Sinou [River], August 8, 1853, two full pages plus postmarked page addressed to [looks like Wallis Lowsie] c/o Sec. B.L.M.C. Mission House in New York [city].  Interesting content letter written by Rev. Priest mainly giving his opinions about members and church matters their in Liberia.  The Sinou river, one hundred and fifty miles down the coast from Monrovia, where, at the mouth of the river, is the town of Greenville, and a few miles higher up, the newer settlements of Readville and Rossville. It was under the care of the Rev. James M. Priest in 1851.  [Note: the number 287 in ink appears twice near top of page. The 287 below the date is was written when he wrote this letter, same ink & pen. This suggests that he kept tract of his letters by numbering them]. Rare and in fine condition. Provenance: former collection of Phil Jones, Former President of the American Ephemera Society. Rare and in fine condition.......estimate 300-500........Min. Bid $150

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4. [MEDICINE] Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson FRS FRCP (1828-1896)  British physician, anaesthetist, physiologist, sanitarian, and a prolific writer on medical history. He was the recipient of the Fothergill gold medal, awarded by the Medical Society of London in 1854 and of the Astley Cooper triennial prize for an essay in physiology. He was a close personal friend, and professional colleague, of John Snow. On Snow's sudden death he took over the final editing of Snow's draft On Chloroform and Other Anaesthetics and supervised its publication in 1858. Richardson was a sanitary reformer, who busied himself with many of the smaller details of domestic sanitation which tend, in the aggregate, to prolong the average life in each generation.  ALS, 1877, 2pp., written to Samuel Carter Hall (1800-1889) the Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality. Fine.............100-150

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5. [MILITARY] James L. Edwards (1786-1867) was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He served with the U. S. Marines during the War of 1812 and was awarded a medal for bravery. In 1816, he began working as a clerk in the War Department. He eventually became the principal pensions clerk, where he was responsible for many of the pensions granted to veterans of the Revolutionary War. When the Pension Office was created in 1833, Edwards became the first Commissioner of Pensions. He held this post until retiring on November 27, 1850.  Offered here is a ALS, Pension Office, 1847, 1p., written to Hon. Howell Cobb, House of Representatives. Cobb also served as the 40th Governor of Georgia (1851–1853) and as a Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan (1857–1860).  Cobb is, however, probably best known as one of the founders of the Confederacy, having served as the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States. This letter concerns the case of Mrs. Alice B. Alden, widow of the late Rev. Charles H. Alden, Chaplain in the Navy. Apparently Alden died in the line of duty. Obviously this letter has some condition problems BUT all of the text is there..................80-120

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6. Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (1906-1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. A professor of English, he served as president of San Francisco State University and then as U.S. Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. Offered is is a 6 x 4 in. card signed. Below is a stamp. Attacked to this card is a POST IT NOTE on which he describes the red stamp. Also included is another 6x4 in. card on which Hayakawa writes 9 lines of autobiography. This card is not signed. Both are FINE..............75-100

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7. Rowland Gibson Hazard (1801-1888) American industrialist, politician, and social reformer from Rhode Island.  From about 1833 to 1843, Hazard spent his winters in New Orleans to sell goods, including cotton bagging cloth, pre-cut garments, low-priced shoes, and raw "Negro cloth" for use by African-American slaves. According to his granddaughter, Hazard considered that "the greatest effort of his life" began when he was in New Orleans on business in the winter of 1841 when he learned that a free African-American man from Newport was being held in custody in Louisiana as an escaped slave. Hazard's investigations found that many free African-Americans were being detained under the assumption they were escaped slaves. He worked with Jacob Barker, then a New Orleans lawyer, to obtain freedom for nearly 100 people being held as slaves. The action later led to charges being filed against several public officials who were responsible for the illegal detentions. His involvement with abolitionist causes and in the Republican Party eventually caused his company to lose favor with its markets in the southern United States. This helped to prompt the Peace Dale mills' transition from making cheap cotton products to selling higher quality woolens. In 1856, he was one of Rhode Island's delegates to the founding convention of the Republican party. Four years later he was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention. In 1851, Hazard introduced a bill to the Rhode Island Assembly that proposed railroad companies should be responsible for providing an equal benefit to the public as they had a "habit of annexing private property." In 1854, while serving in the state legislature, he made a speech criticizing the Stonington Railroad Company for charging discriminatory rates for both freight and passengers. Shortly thereafter, the railroad company retaliated by refusing to let Hazard ride on one of its trains. Resolutions passed by the South Kingstown Town Council in reaction to his treatment are said to have formed "the germ of" the Interstate Commerce Law of 1886.  Offered here is a New Orleans 1843 signed bank check. About 6-1/2 x 2-1/4 in. All of the Hazard bank checks offered by sellers over the years originally came from East Coast Books. VG [?]..................50-75

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8. [ART] Frank T. Merrill (1848-1923)  American artist and illustrator. As an illustrator he was best remembered for illustrating Louisa May Alcott's Little Women in 1880. Original etching plate signed, title is "A bright, dreamy hour." Image is approx. 5.5 x 4 in. plus margins...............20-30

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9. [ART] Frank T. Merrill (1848-1923)  American artist and illustrator. As an illustrator he was best remembered for illustrating Louisa May Alcott's Little Women in 1880. Original etching, plate signed, title is not known.  Image is approx. 5.5 x 4 in. plus margins...............20-30

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10[From Walt Kuhn Estate]  a week after his death in 1949, ART DIGEST referred to Walt Kuhn as "one of the most forceful, independent and self-disciplined painters of our time."  That glowing evaluation is certainly just as valid today. [Written by Bennard B. Perlman, the art historian-author, from Baltimore].  Offered here are items from the Kuhn Estate in Maine. [1] Kennedy Galleries 1974 letter sending $3000 for month of June.  At this time the Kennedy Galleries in New York was handling the Kuhn Estate and Brenda Kuhn received a monthly check of $3000 plus more if something sold.  [2] Letter dated 1962 from attorney for Kuhn estate about Maine inheritane tax and  a $125 bill for repairs to the painting "Landscape and Brook.  [3] Dorsha Hayes (1897-1990) stage actress and dancer during the early 20th century. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois. She made her debut appearance in Pierre Loti's Daughter of Heaven in 1912.  TLS, 1983, 1p.  [4] Althea Bransom, neice of the noted artist Paiul Bransom. ALS, 1983, 1p. [5] Ruth M. Blaine - ALS, 1983, 2pp. about an UNSIGNED painting from the 1930s WPA  project.  She wants to know if Brenda thinks it is by Walt Kuhn.  [6] Two letters, 1983, fromMaine Historical Society. 7] Brenda Kuhn (1911-1912) Co-manager, Kuhn Estate, New York City, 1949-1956; manager, Kuhn Estate, New York City, 1956-1966; Collection of Brenda Kuhn, Kuhn Estate, Cape Neddick, 1956-1966; founder, Cape Neddick Park, since 1965. President Kuhn Memorial Corporation, Cape Neddick, 1968-1975. Founder Walt Kuhn Gallery, Cape Neddick, since 1980. Brenda Kuhn has been listed as a noteworthy art historian by Marquis Who's Who. SIGNED 1967 bank check. [8] Thank you for donation card 1960, from Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine. [9] Synnove Haughom (1911-2005)  From 1969 to 1978 she was in charge of the art museum at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Later she moved north to Camden and was curator at the Farnsworth Museum. She was a close friend of Brenda Kuhn. 1p. ALS saying she was in Portland and saw "your father's paintings in the Barridoff [gallery' and the Museum."  [10] Synnove Haughom (1911-2005) ALS, 1985, 2pp. Mentions seeing painting by Walt Kuhn and Marsden Hartley. [11] Synnove Haughom (1911-2005) ALS, 1984 on postcard - mentions Tea Party painting by Walt Kuhn "still puzzles me."  [12] Synnove Haughom (1911-2005) ALS, 1984, 2pp. Talks about Port Clyde, maine and the church there says that "the Wyeths attend a different church - Ridge".  The Wyeths, of course, were Andrew and Betsey Wyeth. [13] 2 page TLS from an attorney about the sale of a Kuhn painting titled "Brenda in Ogunquit." Price $75,000. [14] Brief autograph note dated 1983 re" birthday of a 3 year old child [Cape Neddick, Maine]. [15] Group of 3 Walt Kuhn gallery consignment sheets signed by 3 different artists 1986 & 87. [16] 2 misc. items.  In all approx. 20 pieces. VG.....................100-200

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11. [VERMONT] An 1811 partly-printed concerning Ebenezer Brown "now a prisoner in the common Gaol in State of Vermont..." Ebenzer Brown came to Norwich at an early age from Canterbury, Conn. He graduated from Dartmouth College, 1787; studied law with Hon. Daniel Buck, and opened the first law office on Norwich Plain, and there practiced his profession till his death, September 25, 1822. He was assistant judge of Windsor County Court in 1814 and chief judge of the court in 1815. He was brother of John Brown, many years first constable of Norwich and otherwise prominent in town affairs.  Also a witness signature of William Strong (1763-1840) US congressman and judge from Vermont. Strong was born in Lebanon, Connecticut in 1763, and moved with his parents to Hartford, Vermont, the following year. Strong was self-educated and was engaged extensively in land surveying. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1798, 1799, 1801, and 1802, and was the sheriff of Windsor County from 1802 to 1810. Strong was elected as a Democratic-Republican US Representative to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, from March 4, 1811 until March 3, 1815. Strong returned to Vermont politics to sit once more in the state House of Representatives from 1815 until 1818, and as a judge of the supreme court of Windsor County from 1819 until 1821. He was then elected to the Sixteenth Congress, from March 4, 1819 until March 3, 1821. Strong died in Hartford on January 28, 1840, and was interred in Quechee Cemetery. Also signed by the Sheriff  on the verso. He was A Founder Of Springfield, Illinois Pascal P. Enos Sr. (1770-1832) American pioneer. He is known chiefly as one of the four original proprietors of Springfield, Illinois. He was born at Windsor, Connecticut, in the year 1770, and in 1815 was married to Salome Paddock, of Woodstock, Vermont. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1794, studied law, and after spending some years in Vermont, where he served as High Sheriff of Windsor County, Vermont. Soon after his marriage he went west to Cincinnati, Ohio, but did not remain there long. In the spring of 1817 he came to St. Louis, Missouri, then, in 1821, he moved to Madison county, Illinois. While residing there, upon the recommendation of the Vermont delegation in congress, Mr. Enos was appointed by President Monroe to be receiver of the land office at Springfield, Illinois. He reached this place with his family, in September, 1823, and opened office in a double log cabin at the corner of what is now Third and Jefferson streets. In November of that year he united with Major Hes, Thomas Cox, and John Taylor, in laying out a town site, since known as Springfield. Mr. Enos retained the office of receiver until General Jackson became president in 1829, when he resigned, and devoted his time to land transaction and mercantile pursuits. He died in 1832, leaving a large landed estate, and was survived by his wife and four children.  Other signatures. Approx. 8 x 13 in.  VG...........125-175

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12. [CIVIL RIGHTS] Rabbi Martin Freedman (1927-2007) member of the Tallahassee Ten. He was from Paterson, NJ. In June 1961 Interfaith Freedom Riders challenged segregated interstate buses by traveling from Washington, D.C. to Tallahassee, Florida. After successfully completing the Freedom Ride they had planned to fly home but first decided to test whether or not the group would be served in the segregated airport restaurant. As a result 10 Freedom Riders, later known as the Tallahassee Ten, were arrested for unlawful assembly. They were released on bond following their conviction and sentence later that same month which was followed by about 3 years of legal appeals. The 10 original riders later returned to Tallahassee to serve brief jail terms in August 1964 and were released after serving 4 days of their 60-day sentences. Rabbi Freeman  and  others faced angry mobs intent on maintaining the barriers that kept the races separated.  One bus was fire-bombed. Activists were beaten. Many were jailed. But the rides persisted.  Historians say the rides were an early milestone in the civil rights movement.  On the second day of the sit-in, the Florida governor had called Robert Kennedy, then the U.S. attorney general, and told him: "You have to get these people out of here," according to the book "Freedom Riders,"written by professor and historian Raymond Arsenault. Freedman recalled being verbally threatened by other inmates. A group of men set fire to Freedman's mattress on fire in the middle of the night. Shirley Shirely Freedman, the late Rabbi Freedman's widow, said the Freedom Rides remained were a source of pride for her husband. until he died.  "I think it was one of the most important things that he did and contributions he made," she said.  Offered here is a TLS by Rabbi Freedman, Paterson, NJ, 1957, 1p.  Written to Rabbi Fred Solomon, with invitation to occupy the pulpit of the Barnert Temple.   He also invites Solomon and his wife to dine with him at his home.  Signed Martin.  Scarce indeed!   The handwriting on this letter is by Solomon, who was also a noted artist. VG. The picture showing here is of Rabbi Freedman during a Hit-Down in Tallahassee ................200-300
 
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13.  An 1801 Kentucky Pioneer document from Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky. promisory note signed by several prominent pioneers. Signed on the front by Charles Helm and George Helm. Charles HELM [1777- 1831 [?] - a merchant, politician, soldier. He served for many years in the state legislature and was said to be the most popular man in Hardin County. During the War of 1812, he was in Col. Aaron Hart’s company, a mounted force, each man furnishing his own horse, gun, ammunition, & rations for himself & horse. He served for a number of years in the Kentucky State Senate and House of Representatives. GEO. HELM (1774-1822) signs on the verso. In 1798 he was appointed sheriff of Hardin County; was in the State Legislature 1813, 1814 and 1816. Resigned temporarily in 1814 to serve on the staff of General John Thomas, who commanded the Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans. His son became Governor of Kentucky. Geo. Helm was involved briefly in the following incident. In Elizabethtown the first execution took slave April 2, 1796. Jacob, a slave, killed his master John Crow in Dec. 1795. He fled to Vienna, but was captured and returned to Elizabethtown. Tried by a special court, he was condemned to be hanged. When Jacob was arrested he said, "I killed Crow, but you prove it." He pleaded guilty though, and was sentenced to be hung. The court not agreeing on the value of the negro, a jury was impaneled who fixed his value at 80 pounds. Confined in an old log jail, he made a desperate dash when the door was opened to feed him. George Helm, being in sight, and being then a stout young man, pursued the prisoner about 400 yards, crossing Valley Creek & ascending a hill, caught & brought Jacob back. The execution was witnessed by a large crowd. The Sheriff having a distaste for the hangman's office [by consent of Jacob] procured the services of a black man to tie the noose and drive the cart from under. For years after the matter was spoken as "The time Jacob was hung." SIGNED ON THE VERSO BY Squire Larue, James Crutcher, Ben Helm, & Michael Campbell.  In 1813 Hardin County had the unique distinction of having two future presidents of the United States living within its borders: Abraham Lincoln, a boy of four years, and James Buchanan, then a young man of 22 years. Buchanan, in 1796, became part owner with James Dickey, of 3610 acres of land in Hardin County, purchased for one dollar per acre from Michael Campbell.SQUIRE LaRUE [1785-1861] the only son of John LaRue, for whom LaRue County was named. He was a Lincoln neighbor who’s son was born the day before Abraham Lincoln. His mother, Mary Brooks LaRue Enlow, was present at the birth of Squire LaRue’s son, and she was very close to the Lincolns. Legend tells us that she walked the short distance to the Lincoln cabin and was  “Granny-mother” at the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Squire LaRue served in the General Assembly of Kentucky and was also County Judge of Hardin County. MAJOR JAS. CRUTCHER - Pioneer. Came to Kentucky from Virginia with his father & family, arriving at the Falls of the Ohio in early 1780s, and later moved to Bardstown. In 1796, he moved to Elizabethtown and became one of the earliest merchants there. Served terms in the legislature and came close to being elected lieutenant governor. He was at the battle of New Orleans as aide to General Thomas, commander of the Kentucky troops. He was involved in the flatboat business and it was said that after delivering a cargo by flatboat to New Orleans, Crutcher would walk back to Kentucky. On these trips he carried his money in a close fitting deer skin vest which he wore under his shirt. BEN HELM (1767-1858) known as "Kitchen Knife Whetted on a Brick." He was a surveyor, state senator, clerk of Hardin Co. courts; major in War of 1812; purchased the farm owned by Christopher Bush, father of Mrs. Sallie [Bush] Johnston Lincoln, step-mother of Abraham Lincoln. He was a partner, in the general store business, with Duff Green [later statesman] in the early frontier days of Kentucky. It is likely that young Abe Lincoln visited his store often in his early youth.  VG.......400-600 Min. Bid $100

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14. [ENGLAND] George Pryme (1781-1868) British economist, academic and politician. In 1799, Pryme entered Trinity College, Cambridge, winning a scholarship there in 1800 and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1803. In 1804, he began studying law at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Bar in 1806, practising in London until health problems forced him to return to Cambridge in 1808. In 1816, Pryme began conducting lectures on political economy at Cambridge, the first teaching of such a topic at any English university, and in that same year his lectures were published as a book entitled A Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on the Principles of Political Economy. In 1828, he was made Professor of Political Economy by the university senate, although a chair was not established for the topic at Cambridge until just before his retirement. He was politically active, and successfully opposed parliamentary candidates sponsored by the Duke of Rutland, and eventually winning a seat in the House of Commons representing Cambridge as a Whig. Pryme worked hard in the parliament, pushing for university reform at Oxford and Cambridge until his poor health prompted his family to urge his retirement from parliament. He returned to Cambridge and bought an estate in Wistow while continuing to lecture and practice as a barrister on occasion. He died in 1868. In 1870, his memoirs were published, Autobiographic Recollections of George Pryme, edited by his daughter Alicia Bayne. ALS, 1837, written on both sides. To Joshua Walmsby accepting invitation to dinner of the Reform Association of Liverpool.............50-75

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15. Herbert Lehman (1878-1963) he was the 45th governor of New York and represented New York State in the United States Sete from 1950 until 1957. Signed bank check dated 1934. Separated half way at middle fold................50-75

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16. [FILM] Burt Lancaster, Evie Johnson, Van Johnson, and Dan Duryea being presented to the Queen of England, the Dowager Queen, mother of Queen Elizabeth II.  Dated 1952 on verso. 10 x 8 in. From the personal collection of the actor Van Johnson. VG for its age.........150-200

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17. [From Walt Kuhn Estate] Gift from Kuhn to Whitney Museum of American Art. Receipt from the Whitney Museum of American Art to Walt Kuhn, dated Jan. 29, 1946. receoved from Walt Kuhn LONGHORN MUSEUM & WESTERN CAFE. Approx. 5 x 7-3/4 in. The handwritten notes on the verso are most likely by Walt Kuhn. Poor condition; beginning to separate at fold.........200-300

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18. [ART]  Florence Grippi (1910-2010)  a talented artist in her own right, she was the wife of noted sculptor and printmaker Peter Grippe. The pair worked and exhibited beside some of the most recognizable figures in the abstract expressionist movement of the 1950s including de Kooning, Nevelson, Grippi, and Kline. Florence Grippe's works have been displayed in numerous museums, galleries, and institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, the New School for Social Research, and Boston College. Original pencil signed etching, limited to 140, dated 1985, approx. 15-1/2 x 13-1/4 in. VG. Her work is very scarce.................150-250

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19.  [FILM]  Peter Lawford (1923-1984) English-born American actor.  He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, and more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he had a strong presence in popular culture and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films.  Offered here is a signed & inscribed early vintage photograph, inscribed "For Ivory - Two years is an awful long time, Love & kisses from "The Teeth!" Peter Lawford".  Great photo but the ink has lightened considerably.  Last name of his signature is almost gone.......Min. Bid $50 

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20. [THEATRE] 1958 program starring Sana Andrews & Anne Bancroft in TWO FOR THE SEESAW. VG..............Min. Bid $5

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21. [NYC] Offered here is a Charles Magnus handcolored wood engraving, c. 1850-1890, BOWLING GREEN, image approx. 7 x 3 in. plus margins. Charles Magnus [1826-1900] was a German immigrant who published popular Civil War views and maps and after the war was known for his color views, song sheets, maps and illustrated stationary. His claim to lasting fame was as a colorist and designer, using novel methods and inks. “Bowling Green is a small public park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, at the southern end of Broadway, next to the site of the original Dutch fort of New Amsterdam. Built in 1733, originally including an actual bowling green (a venue for lawn bowling), it is the oldest public park in New York City and is surrounded by its original 18th-century fence. The iconic Charging Bull sculpture is exhibited on its northern end” [Wikipedia]. VG....................Min. Bid $50

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22. [AMERICANA] Ephraim Cooke (1756-1824) - document signed, Cambridge [Mass.], 1790, signed as tax collector.  Nathan Fessenden pays his property tax. Nathan Fessenden  (1749-1797). He was a member of Capt. Parker's Co. of Minute Men at the Battle of Lexington. Approx. 7-1/4 x 2-1/2 in. Small holes in middle.................75-100

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23. [NASA] group of 6 covers postmarked 1963-1984. VG..................60-80

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[SPILLANE]  James B. O'Connell - Editor  of Cavalier Magazine 1952-1958.  In its original format, Cavalier was planned by Fawcett to feature novelettes and novel excerpts by Fawcett's Gold Medal authors, including Richard Prather and Mickey Spillane. TLS, 1956, 2pp, to Spillane  offering a couple of ideas for non-fiction pieces. Interesting content.  Front page shows some wear....................50-75

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9 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS by Ralph Bakshi
25. (ANIMATION) RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as Heckle and Jeckle and Mighty Mouse. From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless Casper the Friendly Ghost and Little Audrey cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was Fritz the Cat, released in 1972. The success of Fritz prompted Heavy Traffic [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing Coonskin [1974]; also Wizards [1977]; Lord of the Rings [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. Offered here are 9 original drawings by Ralph Bakshi, all unsigned but guaranteed authentic. As these are "working studies" there was no reason for him to have signed them......Min Bid $90


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26.  MYSTERY LOT of about 86 pieces from 19th & 20th century. Includes: letters; documents; 5 bank checks signed by the noted artist, Douglas Volk, known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one used on postage stamp, and various ephemera. Oldest item in this lot is 1804. Good lot for eBay sellers or those who like researching items.....150-250  Min. Bid  $75

27. [POSTAL HISTORY LOT] Includes envelopes hand addressed by the following authors: [1] E.B. LYTTON (1803-1873)  also signed by Lytton, postmarked 1858. [2] Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) addressed and signed, postmarked 1830. [3] Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875) English writer and dean of the Privy Council. He was a Cambridge Apostle. Addressed and signed by Helps.................Min. Bid $45

28. [BRITISH] Francis Jeune or François Jeune (1806-1868) Dean of Jersey, 1838-1844, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford and Bishop of Peterborough, 1864-1868. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1858 to 1862. ALS, 1865, 3pp, signed " Peterborough." Last page is laid down to album sheet..........Min. Bid $10

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29. Mickey Spillane (1918-2006) American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. Spillane was also an occasional actor, once even playing Hammer himself. Offered here is a photocopy of his The Night I Died - Mike Hammer short story published in the anthology Private Eyes - although story was written in 1953, was not published until 1998.  Identified as a 1951 Unproduced Radio Drama.  This photocopy is from the Spillane estate and it is not known if there are other copies. VG. From the Estate of Mickey Spillane..........100-150  Min. Bid $25


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30. [ART] Lawrence B. "Larry" Salander (born 1949) is a former New York City art dealer.  His company, the Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, was cited by the Robb Report in 2003 as the best gallery in the world.  By late 2007, Salander had been sued by numerous customers and business partners who claimed that Salander and his company had defrauded them.  In November 2007, Salander filed for personal bankruptcy, listing John McEnroe among his creditors. Offered here is a letter dated 1984, 1p,  sending money to the Estate of Walt Kuhn for a Kuhn painting sold for $35,000 to Tommy LiPuma.  Tommy LiPuma (1936-2017) was an American music producer. He received 33 Grammy nominations, 5 Grammy wins, and his productions sold over 75 million albums.  LiPuma worked with many musicians, including Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Claudine Longet, Dave Mason, the Yellowjackets, the Sandpipers, Michael Franks, Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Ben Sidran, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Randy Crawford and Dr. John.  Signed Lawrence.  An interesting piece of art history.  File holes otherwise very good..........100-150..............Min. Bid $35

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MIXED MYSTERY LOT of about 61 pieces: documents, letters, prints, postcards, Sargent Shriver for President 1976 brochure; old photos, etc.  Nothing great.............Min Bid $25



32. [MAINE] Joseph E. Brennan (b. 1934)  70th Governor of Maine from 1979 to 1987. He is a former commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission. Group of 4 TLSs, 1987 & 1989, each 1p. to a book editor/publisher. All are authentically signed as US congressman. Each letter has 3 punch holes along edge.......Min. Bid $30


33. [WW 2] GILCHRIST OF GOFFSTOWN, NH.  Small archive of paper by George Gilchrist from Goffstown, New Hampshire. Includes 4 letters 1944-45 and 11 postcard with letters 1943-44 all written to his mother at Hancock, NH. . These are mostly written from Florida. Two on US Naval Air Training Center letterheads. Three other misc. pieces. A service man writes home. Doesn’t say much..................Min. Bid $10


34. Mrs. Carl F. Gould (Dorothy Wheaton Fay)  (1890-1976) historian, writer, and active member of Seattle society. Her first publication was The Indian Attack on Seattle, a work of historical editing. Her husband was Carl Freylinghuysen Gould (1873-1939), a prominent Seattle architect. Gould designed over 20 buildings on the University of Washington campus, including the Henry Suzzallo library. He also designed the Seattle Asian Art Museum (previously the Seattle Art Museum), the Marine Hospital (now the headquarters of Amazon.com), and many other notable structures in the Puget Sound area. ANS, n.d, written in postal card to Albert L. Clapp Labratories, Danvers, Mass. She send on approval her pamphlet "The Indian Attack On Seattle." VG............25-35

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[GOLF] JOHNNY MILLER (b.1947) American former professional golfer. He was one of the top players in the world during the mid-1970s. He was the first to shoot 63 in a major championship to win the 1973 U.S. Open.  Signed napkin, 5x5 in. VG.................25-35

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36. [AVIATION] Original booklet with 16 cinderella stamps each honoring a particular aviator. Circa 1938. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT'S STAMP ALBUM AIR HEROES." Given as a free premium by Skelly. Shows Captain Midnight in aviation attire with airplane in background. Among the aviators honored are Wilbur and Orville Wright, Jimmy Doolittle, Amelia Earhart, Richard E. Byrd, Louise Thaden (first woman to hold the Bendix trophy), Frank M. Hawks, Jack Knight, Wiley Post and Gladys O'Donnel (winner of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Trophy Race 1937. Expected age/handling wear................50-75

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37. [POSTAL HISTORY] Louise Chandler Moulton (1835-1908) American poet, story-writer and critic. Offered here is an envelope addressed by her. The LCM initials written top left was likely written by her. Approx. 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 in. VG..........50-75

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38.  [MUSIC]  Franklin Taylor (1843-1919) British pianist, teacher. He showed his musical talent at an early age, and when only 13 was appointed organist at the Old Meeting Place, Birmingham, having studied the organ with Bedsmore, organist at Lichfield Cathedral.  Autograph Signature mounted. VG...........25-35



39. John Brown (1810-1882)  Scottish physician and essayist best known for his three-volume collection Horae Subsecivae (Leisure Hours, 1858), which included essays and papers on art, medical history and biography. Of the first, his dog story "Rab and his Friends" (1859), and his essays "Pet Marjorie" (1863), on Marjorie Fleming, the ten-year-old prodigy and alleged "pet" of Walter Scott, "Our Dogs", "Minchmoor", and "The Enterkine" are best known.[1] are best known. Brown was half-brother to the organic chemist Alexander Crum Brown. Envelope addressed in the hand of Brown [not signed by him] to Jacob Bigelow in Boston. Jacob Bigelow (1787-1879) was an American physician, botanist and botanical illustrator. Bigelow was the architect of Mount Auburn Cemetery is the first rural, or garden, cemetery in the United States, located on the line between Cambridge and Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  VG...................40-60

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40. Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1859-1915) American actor, monologist, humorist and sketch artist.  In 1883 Wilder traveled to London where he became a favorite of the British Royal Family. While still the Prince of Wales, King Edward VII became an admirer of Wilder and over the years would attend nearly twenty of his performances. Wilder's career eventually branched into vaudeville and in 1904 embarked on a round the world tour. Though nearly forgotten today, Wilder was heralded in his lifetime and did not let his dwarfism be an excuse for cheap entertainment. Wilder shunned offers by showmen like P.T. Barnum to instead become an established legitimate stage actor and sketch artist. He made his earliest motion picture appearance in 1897, for which he received $600,[12] and his last in 1913. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE, about 3 x 1-1/4 in.  See scan for condition.................25-35

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41. [POSTAL HISTORY] offered here is a postmarked envelope addressed in the hand of Francis Parkman [not signed] to Professor Charles E. Norton. Approx. 4-1/2 x 3-3/4 in. Francis Parkman (1823-1893) important American historian, author.  Charles E. Norton (1827-1908) American author, social critic, and professor of art. He was a progressive social reformer and a liberal activist whom many of his contemporaries considered the most cultivated man in the United States. Fine...................Min. Bid $25

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42. Commons from 1865 to 1895. He was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1884 until 1895 when he was raised to the peerage. Offered here is an envelope addressed in the hand of Arthur Peel to Archibald Peel. Archibald writes on the front side "Arthur Peel when retiring from the Speakership." Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 in. VG................25-35

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43. [POSTAL HISTORY] Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915) was a United States author, artist and engineer. He built the foundation for the Statue of Liberty, wrote many famous stories and received awards for his paintings. Offered here is an envelope addressed in the hand of Smith. Approx. 4.5 x 3.5 in. VG.........Min. Bid $25

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44. Florence Morse Kingsley (1859-1937)  American author of popular and religious fiction. Signature on 3.5 x 2.5 in. card which has darkened somewhat...............Min. Bid $8

45. [THEATRE] William Horace Lingard (1837–1927)  English comic singer. In 1868, Lingard immigrated to America (along with his wife, Alice Dunning Lingard). He made his comic debut in New York City that year. After this debut—held at the Theatre Comique, on 6 April 1868—Lingard became known as one of the funniest men of the time. He continued his career in New York, and later became manager of Wood's Theatre there. Signed 4 x 2.5 in.  The brown area on left edge could be removed................25-35


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46. [THEATRE] Oswald Yorke (1866- 1943) British character actor who had a near sixty-year career performing on both sides of the Atlantic. During World War I, Yorke was put in charge of the entertainment of soldiers attached to the American Expeditionary Force in France. He was a member of The Lambs in New York and The Savage Club in London. SIGNATURE,  3-3/4 x 2-1/8. VG..............20-30

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47.  Roger Nash Baldwin (1884-1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as executive director of the ACLU until 1950.Many of the ACLU's original landmark cases took place under his direction, including the Scopes Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, and its challenge to the ban on James Joyce's Ulysses.  Baldwin was a well-known pacifist and author.  Signed cover [not postmarked].  Also signed by Karl Augustus Menninger (1893-1990) American psychiatrist and a member of the Menninger family of psychiatrists who founded the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.  Fine..............80-120


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48. Original engraved Portrait of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841–1906) was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution. Born in 1841, Shaler studied at Harvard College under Louis Agassiz and would go on to become a Harvard fixture in his own right, as lecturer and professor of paleontology for two decades (1869–1888) and as professor of geology for nearly two more (1888–1906).  Early in his professional career Shaler was broadly a creationist and anti-Darwinist. This was largely out of deference to the brilliant but old-fashioned Agassiz, whose patronage served Shaler well in ascending the Harvard ladder. When his own position at Harvard was secure, Shaler gradually accepted Darwinism in principle but viewed it through a neo-Lamarckian lens. Shaler extended Charles Darwin's work of the importance of earthworm soil bioturbation to soil formation to other animals, such as ants.  Like many other evolutionists of the time, Shaler incorporated basic tenets of natural selection—chance, contingency, opportunism—into a picture of order, purpose and progress in which characteristics were inherited through the efforts of individual organisms.  Shaler was also an apologist for slavery and an outspoken believer in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. In his later career, Shaler continued to support Agassiz's polygenism, a theory of human origins that was often used to support racial discrimination. In his 1884 article, "The Negro Problem", published in the Atlantic Monthly, Shaler claimed that black people freed from slavery were "like children lost in the wood, needing the old protection of the strong mastering hand," that they became increasingly dominated by their "animal nature" as they grew from children into adults, and American slavery had been "infinitely the mildest and most decent system of slavery that ever existed."  In his later career, Shaler served as Harvard's Dean of Sciences and was considered one of the university's most popular teachers. He published scores of long and short treatises in his lifetime, with subjects ranging from topographical surveys to moral philosophy. Original engraved portrait, signed in pencil by the artist [Campbell - not sure about first name].  Plate mark approx. 13-1/3 x 9-3/4" plus margins. On stiff paper.  Light-toned line at left eye level...........100-150.....................Min. Bid $35


49. Sir Sidney Colvin (1845-1927) very important English curator and literary and art critic, part of the illustrious Anglo-Indian Colvin family. He is primarily remembered for his friendship with Robert Louis Stevenson. A scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, Colvin became a fellow of his college in 1868. In 1873 he was Slade Professor of Fine Art, and was appointed in the next year to the directorship of the Fitzwilliam Museum. In 1878, 114 Old Master engravings, which Colvin had purchased for the museum from London art dealer A. W. Thibaudeau, were stolen by a hansom cab driver. Although the driver was tracked down and charged, the engravings were never recovered and Colvin was required to cover their cost. Colvin paid the £1,537 10s to Thibaudeau from his own salary in instalments for many years, having initially to borrow £400 from Robert Louis Stevenson; a debt which he was still repaying to his friend in 1884. In the field both of art and of literature, Colvin's fine taste, wide knowledge and high ideals made his authority and influence extend far beyond his published work. Colvin was knighted in 1911. Offered here is a 2 page (1887) ALS. He is unable to attend and late in answering. The envelope is included. VG...............80-120

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50. [FILM] Clive Clerk (1945-2005) successful dancer, actor, and artist, known for his roles in Send Me No Flowers (1964), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Billie (1965). He was married to actor Thomas Tryon 1970-1973. Following "A Chorus Line," he changed his name to Clive Wilson and worked professionally as an abstract painter artist. His work was displayed in galleries on both the East and West coasts. SIGNED 1965 contract for his role of Ted Chekas in the movie BILLIE starring Patty Duke. Also signed by H. Bud Otto (1934-2001) casting director. He is known for his work on WarGames (1983), Copycat (1995) and Short Circuit (1986). Includes a 2-page Rider also signed by Clive Clerk. 2 signeds document...................100-200................Min. Bid $40

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51. [FILM] John L. Russell Jr. (1905-1967), sometimes credited as Jack Russell, was an American cinematographer who was known for his work on films like Psycho (for which he earned an Academy Award nomination) as well as his extensive work on TV. Offered here are 3 items: [1] His signed 1965 contract for the movie BILLIE starring Patty Duke, 12 legal size pages, signed by Russell and Milt Ebbins on the last page.  [2] Unsigned carbon copy of Ebbins letter to Russell. [3] Memo from Ebbins, ink signed with his initials, to John Bowman about Russell's contract. All VG...........100-200.......
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52. [SILENT FILM] Nellie Parker Spaulding (1870-1945)  American silent film actress who appeared in at least 37 films between 1915 and 1925. Born in Machias, Maine, she was 45 years old when she obtained her first film part, as 'Aunt Sally' in The Flying Twins (1915). Originally billed as 'Eleanor Spaulding', she was using the more informal 'Nellie' by 1918. She most often played mothers, aunts, or older women, such as "Mrs. Peniston" in the first filmed version of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth (1918). Spaulding worked for various production companies, but her last role (in 1925) was in an MGM picture.  Signed picture postcard, 5-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. VG........25-35

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53. [FILM] Sophia Loren (b. 1934) actress. Signed 4-1/4 x 5-3/4 in. picture. VG.............25-35

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54. [FRANCE] c. 1840 Manuscript document - identified as "To Delegate of Peace Society - speaks about two big nations [France & Germany?", unsigned, 2pp, approx. 8 x 11-1/2". VG..............100-150

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55.  [PORTRAIT] Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) was the only man who served as governor  [Connecticut] in both an English colony and an American state, and he was the only governor at the start of the American Revolutionary War to take up the Patriot cause. Offered here is a 1863 engraved portrait of Trumbull, image approx. 5.25 x 7.25 in. plus clean margins...............Min. Bid $10

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56. Roger C. Sullivan (1861-1920), was a member of the Cook County Democratic Organization during the early twentieth century. Sullivan dominated the Illinois Democratic Party for two decades and was a national figure during the age when urban Democratic organizations reached the height of their power and prestige. Sullivan became controversial when he became effectively the chief operating officer of the Ogden Gas Company and the Cosmopolitan Electric Company, about a year after the franchises of which were approved by the city council on 25 February 1895. There is no evidence that Sullivan in any way originated the idea for two companies, and he probably became first involved by convincing his political partner, Mayor John P. Hopkins not to veto the ordinances. The amount he made was reported by the New York Times to be $8,000,000, but the exact amount has been the subject of much speculation.  However, by the standards of the time, there was nothing illegal about the franchise. Indeed, it involved many of the city's leading men, including the brother-in-law of Governor John P. Altgeld, who became a shareholder. Sullivan wealth was also derived from a number of independent business investments. The most notable of these was the Sawyer Biscuit Company, a corporation he organized with his brothers and others about 1900. This became one of the nation's leading manufacturers of cookies, crackers, and pastries. It eventually became part of Keebler. Roger C. Sullivan was never indicted for anything, nor even accused of any criminal activity even by his most vehement opponents. The historian Forrest McDonald in his work on Samuel Insull has conceded that Sullivan introduced a new approach to municipal politics by forgoing raids on the public till, and confining himself and his associates profits from city contracts and jobs, all within the boundaries of the law.  TLS, 1914, laid to album sheet...............Min. Bid $10

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57. Archive of approx. 61 letters written by Henriette Baumes-Thion and Antoine describing life in France during the American civil war. Most, if not all dated 1863 and written in French. Not translated. Most are multi-page in length. VG.........150-250


58 [FRANCE] approx. 17 signed petitions to save the Olympia Music Hall in Paris [1970]. Signed by musicians, dancers etc. Each 8.5 x 11. All VG. Needs research..........100-150

59. [FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Paul Margueritte (1860-1918);  Emmanuel des Essarts (1839-1909); Pierre Lanfrey (1828-1877);  plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150

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[FRANCE] Mystery lot of misc. autographs. Includes: Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire (1834-1923);  Raoul Gautier (1854-1931); Marcelle Adam  (writer of CATS 1959); plus 6 others.  No doubt some SLEEPERS in here.................100-150


61.  [FRANCE] group of French autographs:  [1] Victor Ambroise, vicomte de Lanjuinais (1802-1869) FRENCH politician, becoming a deputy in 1838. His interests lay chiefly in financial questions and in 1849 he became minister of commerce and agriculture in the cabinet of Odilon Barrot. He wrote a Notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages du comte de Lanjuinais, which was prefixed to an edition of his fathers Îuvres (4 vols., 1832). 7 LINES IN HIS HAND, SIGNED.  [2] MARIE LECONTE [1869-1947] Fr. actress. ALS, no year on both sides of black bordered card.  [3] Jean Marie Pardessus  (1772-1853) French lawyer. His Traité des servitudes (1806) went through eight editions, and his Traité du contrat et des lettres de change (1809) pointed him out as fitted for the chair of commercial law recently formed at the faculty of law at Paris. ALS, no date, 1p, 6 x 7-3/4 in. VG. [4] Charles Wagner (1852-1916) French reformed pastor whose inspirational writings were influential in shaping reformed theology. ALS, 1905, 3pp., 4-1/8 x 5-1/8". VG.  [5] Aurelien Scholl (1833-1902) French author and journalist, was born in Bordeaux. He was successively editor of the Voltaire and of the Echo de Paris. He wrote largely for the theatre, and also a number of novels dealing with Parisian life. ALS, nd, 1p. Wants to sue Paul Boiteau. Moderate stain bottom corner; wrinkled.  [6] Albert Auguste Cochon de Lapparent (1839-1908) French geologist. ALS, 1890, 1p, 4-3/8 x 5-1/2".  [7] Félix Antoine Philibert Dupanloup (January 3, 1802-1878) was a French ecclesiastic. ALS, appears to be undated, 1p, 8 x 9-1/4". VG.  [8] Olivier Émile Ollivier (1825-1913) French statesman. Although a republican, he served as a cabinet minister under Emperor Napoleon III and led the process of turning his regime into a "liberal Empire". Brief ALS, no date, 1p, 4 x 5-1/4". VG.  [9] LEON BERNARD [1877-1935] Fr. actor. ALS, no year, on both sides. To Tania Fedor - "Do whatever possible for that." [10] Émile Faguet (1847-1916) French literary critic and author. Clip Signature..........150-200