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1. [FILM] Robert De Niro (b. 1943) American actor. Signed, inscribed to John, early 8 x 10 photo. VG.............50-75



2. [MIXED LOT] includes: (1) [PORTRAIT] of James Boaden (1762–1839)  English biographer, dramatist, and journalist, engraved by William Ridley (1764-1838). Image approx. 4-1/2 x 3-1/4" plus margins. VG. (2) [FILM] Rudy Vallee (1901-1986)  American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. Signed 1934 bank check made out to Arthur Tanner. VG  (3) 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. (4) 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. (5) 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 $50

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Coleman Barks (born1937) is an American poet, and former literature faculty at the University of Georgia. Although he neither speaks nor reads Persian, he is a popular interpreter of Rumi, rewriting the poems based on other English translations. Signed typescript poem titled THE PENGUIN, 1p., 8.5 x 11 in. VG...........50-75

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4. [MIXED LOT] includes: (1) George Trumbull Ladd 1842-1921) American philosopher, educator and psychologist. During 1879 to 1882 he lectured on theology at Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1883 at Harvard University, where during the time period of 1895 to 1896 he conducted a graduate seminar in ethics. Between 1892 and 1899, at the invitation of the Government of Japan, he served as a diplomatic adviser and helped the Cabinet under Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito (1841–1909) to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. ALS, 1898, 1p., laid to sheet. VG. (2) [THEATRE] Fanny Janauschek (1829-1904) Czech born stage actress. She came to America in 1867 and first performed at the Academy of Music, New York City, on October 9, 1867. She spoke no English, only German and often worked with all English speaking casts.[6] In three years time since arriving in the US she mastered enough English dialect to communicate with American audiences and decided to make America her home. Some of her performances, especially Medea, were compared to the revered Italian tragedienne Adelaide Ristori. She became famous acting in great Shakespearean parts and other famous parts. Signed 4.5 x 3 in. card. Mounting trace shows on left edge. (3) [PORTRAIT] Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (1743-1820) English naturalist, botanist, and patron of the natural sciences. Original engraved portrait c. 1850, image approx. 5-1/4 x 4 in. plus wide clean margins. Fine.  (4) Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. (1854-1926)  American businessman and politician who served as the 34th Governor of New York from 1901 to 1904. Document Signed 1901 - THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION signed as Governor. Also signed by his secretary. Approx. 9-3/4 x 15 in. Gold embossed seal and document are in very good condition. (5) Fiber McGee Press Conference Sponsored by Johnson Wax, December 5, 1972, Celebrity Guest List signed by Peter Donald & Walter Kinsella.  Peter Donald (1918-1979) was a British-born actor who worked in American radio and television. He has been called "one of radio's great dialecticians." Walter Kinsella (1900-1975) American theater, television and radio actor. Kinsella's most noted television role was that of Happy McMann in NBC's detective drama Martin Kane, Private Eye. VG................Min. Bid $50

5. [President Garfield] Programme of the PUBLIC OBSEQUIES of PRESIDENT GARFIELD, Monday, September 26th, 1881 At The North Congregational Church , Middletown, Conn. 5-3/4 x 9 in., 4pp. Great piece of ephemera. Showing its 140 years of age condition.................25-35

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6. [SHAKERS] Ethel Hudson (1896-1992, Concord, New Hampshire) was the last surviving member of the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. Ethel was 11 years old when, in 1907, she and her older sister, Elizabeth, left a broken home in Salem, Massachusetts, and traveled by train and horse-drawn carriage to be raised and educated by the Shakers. Elizabeth left when she was 20, but Ethel stayed on as a member of the community. After Eldress Bertha Lindsay died in 1990, Ethel Hudson became the last Canterbury Shaker. Hudson died in 1992, the 200th anniversary year of the founding of the Canterbury Shaker community. Offered here is a signed postcard photo of the group of Shakers in the 1950s at the Village. Ethel has signed on the verso, with her age of 93 added. 6x4 in. Fine................100-150

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FEDERAL UNION WORLD, 1941, 12pp..........Min. Bid $10      CLICK here to see

8. [MIXED LOT] includes: (1) Maurice Nathan Eisendrath (1902-1972) was a leader of American Reform Judaism, the head of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from 1943 until his death, an author, and an activist, particularly active in the U.S. Anti-war Movement of the 1960s. The Maurice N. Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Reform Movement, is named in his honor. Offered here is a TLS, 1961, signed Maurice. 1p. approx. 7-1/4 x 10-1/2 in. To Rabbi Frederick Solomon, who was also a noted painter. VG. (2) [FILM-MUSIC]  Evelyn Case (1906-2006) She began singing in San Antonio before pursuing a singing career in New York City under the name of Evelyn Case, singing in operas, musicals, and on numerous radio broadcasts. She appeared in a few film shorts, notably as the lead in a Roy Mack short, "Projection Room" (1939), which seems to have also been the first film appearance for a teen-aged Gower Champion. When "Projection Room" came out, her hometown paper said it was her fourth film appearance. For several years she was a featured soloist at Radio City Music Hall. During World War II she toured the British Isles for the USO. She sang in the first opera televised by NBC, "La Boheme." In 1951 she married George F. Handel and the they lived in New York City and spent winters in Boerne, Texas. After his death she settled in Texas, living at Boerne and San Antonio. In 1971 she married Henry Stearns, a rancher. She became an ardent painter, exhibiting and selling landscapes of scenes from around Boerne. Signed & inscribed vintage c. 1940 photograph, 8x10 in.  Mounting traces on verso; creasing on front. (3) [GREAT BRITAIN] Robert Sherard, 6th Earl of Harborough and Baron Harborough, 8th Baron Sherard (1797–1859). Signed address panel postmarked 1827, about 4-3/4 x 3 in. (4) Herman Merivale CB (1806-1874) English civil servant and historian.  In 1859 he was transferred to the permanent under-secretaryship for India, receiving the distinction of CB. In 1870, Merivale was awarded the degree of DCL by Oxford University. Signed hand-addressed envelope, 5 x 3-1/4 in. VG.  (5) Henry Bowen Anthony (1815-1884)  newspaperman and political figure. He served as editor and was later part owner of the Providence Journal. He was the 21st Governor of Rhode Island, serving between 1849 and 1851 as a member of the Whig Party. CLIP SIGNATURE...............Min. Bid $50


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Paul H. Douglas (1892-1976) U.S. Senator from Illinois for eighteen years, from 1949 to 1967. During his Senate career, he was a prominent member of the liberal coalition. 
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and becoming known as a war hero. Shortly after losing the primary, Douglas resigned from the Chicago City Council and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a private at the age of 50, one of the oldest men in Marine Corps history to do so. Offered here is a TLS, 1950, 1p. to congressman Philip J. Philbin [Mass. Rep].  He encloses a letter from a women in Webster, Mass.  She is having a problem with her town. Unusual as she is asking for help from a US Senator from Illinois instead of her own state. Her letter, lengthy 3 pages, is included. She writes at conclusion  P.S. Will you run for President some time, I hope? VG...............50-75

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10. [ENGLAND] Benjamin Boothroyd (1768 – 1836) English Independent minister and Hebrew scholar.  Born at Warley Town, in the parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, Booth was the son of a shoemaker there. He was sent to the village school, leaving it when six years old. He helped his father to make shoes for a time, but when about 14 years old he ran away. In Lancashire he found work with a Methodist; and later returned to Warley to superintend his father's trade.  In 1790 he was chosen minister at Pontefract. Ordained there, he succeeded in filling his chapel and a new one was built. He also opened a shop as a bookseller and printer. OFFERED HERE is a ALS, 1836, one full page with 4 lines and signature on verso. Approx. 4.5 x 7 in. Content appears to be about property, stables, Chapel, school house etc. Small pieces missing from 2 corners o/w VG..............80-120


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11. [BRITISH] John Pemberton Plumptre (1791-1864) British politician. He was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for East Kent in 1832, and resigned on 29 January 1852 through appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. Signed front address panel postmarked 1835. Mounted...............Min. Bid $10

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12. [ART] Original 18th  century portrait of Jerome of Prague (Jeroným Prazsky in Czech, 1379 – 1416) was a Czech church reformer and one of the chief followers of Jan Hus who was burned for heresy at the Council of Constance.  This original mezzotint portrait is by Richard Houston (1721?–1775)  who was an Irish mezzotint engraver, whose career was mostly in London.  Born in Dublin about 1721, he became a pupil of John Brooks, who was also the master of James McArdell and Charles Spooner. He came to London about 1747, and some of his early plates bear the address "near Drummond's at Charing Cross". In debt to Robert Sayer the print-seller, he was arrested and confined to the Fleet prison; according to Sayer this in order that he might know where to find the dissipated Houston. He was released in 1760, on the accession of George III. As a free agent he was commissioned by Carington Bowles.  Cropped and mounted many years ago, the image is approx. 10-1/4 x 8" plus margins. VG...............200-300

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13. [NAVAL] Group of 9 letters written to Lt. Comdr. Ellsworth Davis, 1919-32. These were sent by Ellsworth's mother to him while he was serving on the USS Burns & USS McDermut. Each with envelope. We have not read these letters. 
Ellsworth Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. VG.................60-80

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14. [DEMOCRAT PARTY]  Dorothy S. McAllister (1899-1983) born Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was one of the most important women on the Democratic National Committee. From 1937 to 1941, during the second administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. McAllister served as the director of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee. In this capacity, she gave speeches throughout the country in support of the New Deal and Roosevelt. She was also strongly involved in the Division's "Reporter Plan," a system designed to make the average citizen more aware of policies and activities of the Roosevelt Administration. Mrs. McAllister resigned her political positions when President Roosevelt appointed her husband a federal judge. Soon thereafter, she accepted a Presidential appointment to the Volunteer Participation Committee in the 6th Army Corps Area Office of Civilian Defense. After World War II, her involvement in civic affairs was primarily on the state and local level. Offered here is a 1939 TLS with political content, 1p.  8.5 x 11 in. VG...............50-75

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15. Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900) American Congregational clergyman. He was a conservative in theology, and an historical writer of considerable ability. From 1848 to 1861, he was associate editor of the New York Independent, which he had helped to establish; from 1887 to 1897 he was president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and he was prominent in the Long Island Historical Society. CLIP SIGNATURE................Min. Bid $10

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16. [SCIENCE] Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician, born at Rochester, Michigan. He graduated C.E. at the University of Michigan in 1872 and was appointed assistant engineer on the United States Lake Survey. In 1882 he became assistant astronomer for the United States Transit of Venus Commission. In 1884 he became astronomer to the United States Geological Survey, serving until 1890, when he became assistant in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1893 he was called to Columbia as professor of mechanics and subsequently became professor of mathematical physics as well. He was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1896. In 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1915 he was appointed to the Naval Consulting Board. He died in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Professor Woodward carried on researches and published papers in many departments of astronomy, geodesy, and mechanics . In the course of his work with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey he devised and constructed the "iced bar and long tape base apparatus," which enables a base line to be measured with greater accuracy and with less expense than by methods previously employed. His work on the composition and structure of the earth and the variation of latitude found expression in a number of valuable papers. OFFERED HERE is a page manuscript page  of calculations written by Woodward [not signed], plus a pamphet by Woodward:  MEASUREMENT AND CALCULATION, 1902, 24 pages uncut. The handwritten page has edge tears at top & bottom edges. The pamphlet is in very good+ condition. VERY RARE!................100-150

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17. Sam Bartlett (1752-1821) American patriot, and a noted silversmith from Concord, Mass. He was a founder of the Massachusetts Bible Society, a member of the Cambridge Humane Society, and also from 1795-1820 the elected Register of Deeds for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Deafened by cannon fire during the Boston massacre, he gave up his acedemic studies and became a smith. He worked from circa 1775 to 1795 as a silversmith in Concord Mass.. Although he worked in the town for two decades, Bartlett's most active period in Concord seems to have been between 1785 and 1795. With the aid of journeyman silversmith Joseph Lasinby Brown, of Concord, Bartlett executed communion silver commissions for three towns in Middlesex County, and produced domestic silver for resale and wholesale markets. At the end of the period, he was elected register of deeds for Middlesex County and moved to Cambridge, retiring from the role of silversmith. Bartlett marked 12 pieces of communion silver, including three flagons, one tankard and eight cups. About 25 pieces of Bartlett's domestic hollowware are known, including canns, porringers, creampots, and a unique miniature teapot. In addition, Bartlett marked teaspoons, tablespoons, ladles, and shoe buckles. Offered here is a 1820 Charlestown, Mass. document concerning Henry Van Voorhees of Charlestown Morocco manufacturer. Signed on front by Kendal and Anne Bailey.? Sam Bartlett has signed on the back as Register of Deeds, Middlesex County, Mass. Approx. 8 x 13 in. Very good condition..................200-300 




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18. [RARE PHOTOGRAPH]  vintage 1962 color photograph of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson delivering speech at Rice University on Sept. 12, 1962. He was introducing President Kennedy who was to given his famous Moon speech. This rare photo is signed "W" by the photographer who was - WILLENEWHISENHANT (1930-2015) she was a renowned photographer who was the first female photographer for NASA. From 1962 to 1965, Whisenhant, who was a native of Texas, was the staff photographer for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. During her tenure there she shot photos of astronauts, worked with CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite on a story about astronaut John Glenn, and photographed President John F. Kennedy. Growing up in Livingston, Texas, Willene Whisenhant probably couldn't have imagined sipping lemonade on Air Force One with the president. She most likely didn't think she'd be the first woman ordained into an all-male club. And the idea of being the first and only female photographer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), couldn't have possibly drifted into even her wildest daydreams. Later on, Whisenhant learned that President John F. Kennedy wanted her up front because, as he explained, when he first met his wife, then Jacqueline Bouvier, she was a struggling photographer and no one would give her a break. He therefore wanted Whisenhant to be front and center. That same day, the president asked his men to take the photographer up to Air Force One and give her some lemonade. Except for some chemical surface faults in very good condition. The surface fauts only show when held at certain angle. Provenance: directly from the photographer who was living in Wells, Maine when she passed away. Exremely are and offered here at a low estimate........................300-400

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[ART] Leonard Wells Volk (November 7, 1828 – August 19, 1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG..............100-150..............Min. Bid $40


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Douglas Volk artist 50 signed checks

20. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] AMERICAN ARTIST. Douglas was born to be an artist. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk and his mother Emily Barlow Volk was counsin to Senator Steven Douglas. At a young age Douglas showed an ability to draw and was taken seriously later studying with George Inness, and at age 14 took classes at the Accademia San Luca in Italy. In 1873 Volk went to Paris to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts with the Master Jean-Leon Gerome. When he returned to the U.S. he began teaching at The Cooper Institute in New York and in 1886 was founder of the Minneapolis School Of Fine Art. In 1893 Volk was chosen for the selection committee at the Columbian Expo where he exhibited three paintings and the the gold medal, his first major award. In 1899 the National Academy granted him membership. His paintings hang in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Douglas Volk first ventured into Lincoln portraiture in 1908, and that canvas, reworked in 1917, eventually found its way into the National Gallery of Art. It also achieved a kind of anonymous familiarity between 1954 and 1968, when it was featured on the regular four-cent U.S. postage stamp. When in 1860, Lincoln sat in Leonard Volk's studio, a liittle child was running in and out. The great man took him on his knee and asked his name. It was Douglas. It was this boy, long grown to manhood who was the paint one of the most famous portraits of Lincoln. One of his Lincoln portraits hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House. Collection of 50 signed bank checks, dating 1896-1930.................Min. Bid $399

21. (AMERICAN FILM STARS LOT)     John Phillip Law (1937-2008)  SIGNED 5x7 photograph – Betty FURNESS (1916-1994). TLS dated May 16, 1990 - Richard Maximillian Ney (1916- 2004) ALS 1992, with SIGNED, inscribed 4x4 photograph - Eddie Mayehoff (1909 –1992)  TLS, 1990, with SIGNED print stock photograph, inscribed (folds)  - Peter Lind Hayes (1915-1998-) &. Mary Healy (1918-  ) ANS, by both on postcard, with Norman Rockwell portraits of them on front - Harold John Russell (1914  2002) SIGNED, inscribed 5x7 photograph (signed in dark area in red ink)  - Nina Foch (1924- 2008). Signed, inscribed 8x10 photograph...........Min. Bid $50



22.  [WORLD WAR I] William Jason Mixter, M.D. (1880-1958) prominent American surgeon. By the early 1930s, Mixter was considered to be one of the nation's leading experts in spinal surgery, and he went on to become the first chief of the neurosurgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served in the U. S. Army in both world wars. In 1934, at the age of 54, Mixter and Joseph S. Barr published an article on the intervertebral disc lesion in the New England Journal of Medicine. That article fundamentally changed the popular understanding of sciatica at that time, and for this work Mixter is generally credited by his contemporaries as being the man who best clarified the relation between the intervertebral disc and sciatica. Mixter and Barr's landmark report helped to establish surgery's prominent role in the management of sciatica at the time. Over the next few decades, discectomy surgery increased in popularity tremendously, and some refer to that period as the "dynasty of the disc." Offered here are 5 items circa 1915 while Dr. Mixter was serving overseas.  Two are documents plus a photo of him plus 2 other small photos. VG................100-150

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23. [MIXED MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1) Coleman Barks (born1937) is an American poet, and former literature faculty at the University of Georgia. Although he neither speaks nor reads Persian, he is a popular interpreter of Rumi, rewriting the poems based on other English translations. Signed typescript poem titled THE PENGUIN, 1p., 8.5 x 11 in. VG  (2) Roland George Dwight Richardson (1878-1949) prominent Canadian-American mathematician chiefly known for his work building the math department at Brown University and as Secretary of the American Mathematical Society. Signed picture. (3) Parke Godwin (1929-2013) American writer.  He won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella in 1982 for his story "The Fire When It Comes".  Godwin is known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. His short story "Influencing the Hell out of Time and Teresa Golowitz" was the basis of an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.  Signed 3-1/4 x 2 in. card, dated 1977. VG. (4) Pauline Erskine (1878-1945) wife of John Erskine the American educator, author, pianist and composer. Pauline and John were the grand-parents of actress Lindsay Crouse. Erskine Place, a street in Co-op City in the New York City borough of The Bronx, was named after him. ALS, 1926, 2pp. to the journalist Mrs. Marshall. Approx. 5 x 6.5 in. Fine. (5) [FILM] Michael Sarrazin (1940- 2011) Canadian film and television actor who found fame opposite Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). Warner Bros. paycheck, 1985, made out to Sarrazin for $34.17 but not endorsed on verso by him. VG  (6) [PORTRAIT] antique engraved portrait of Benj. F. Butler, a major general of the Union Army. Page size approx. 8-1/2 x 5-1/4 in. This would work well if framed with an autograph. (7) [WORLD WAR I] Henry Mackinnon (1852-1929) British Army General during World War I. He was later appointed Director of Auxiliary Forces in 1905 and Director General of the Territorial Force in 1908.[2] He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Western Command in 1910; he retired in 1916. CLIP SIGNATURE, about 4-1/2 x 1 in. VG...................Min. Bid $50


24. [MIXED MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1)
George Lincoln Goodale (1839-1923)  American botanist and the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum (now part of the Harvard Museum of Natural History). It was he who commissioned the making of the University's legendary Glass Flowers collection. ALS written in the 3rd person, sent to Professor Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924)  American civil engineer, physicist and mathematician. n 1898-1900 he was president of the American Mathematical Society, and in 1900 he became President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He cannot accept invitation. 5x8 in. VG (2) Joseph Bartlett Eastman (1882 – March 15, 1944) was a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1919 until his death in 1944. He made his reputation as counsel in various wage arbitrations from 1913 to 1914. In 1933, he was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and confirmed by the Senate, to the position of Federal coordinator of transportation. Offered here is a TLS, 1944, 1p, written to John T. Blackwell.  Appears that Blackwell contacted Eastman about because he was a conscientious objector hoping to find a position with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.  7 x 10-1/4 in. With envelope. VG (3)
[JEFF DAVIS] printed gov. document signed in type by Jeff Davis, Sec. of War, March 3, 1856, 9pp. fortifications for proper defence of New York and Brooklyn.  VG (4) [ART] Dudley Hardy, RI, ROI, RBA, RMS, PS, (1867-1922) English painter and illustrator. In 1885 Hardy began exhibiting at the Royal Academy, an association that lasted to his death. Hardy's illustrative work is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, 1903, 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 in.  (5) George Mitchell (b. 1933) served as a United States Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and as Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. TLS, 1992, 1p, 8.5 x 11 in. VG. (6) Mark Hatfield (1922-2011) a Republican, he served for 30 years as a United States Senator from Oregon. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo dated 1984. VG...................Min. Bid $50


25. [ACTORS LOT] includes: (1)
[THEATRE] Robert Tabor (1865-1904) American Broadway actor. In 1888 he joined the company of the actress Julia Marlowe and became the company's leading man. According to many who knew her, Marlowe sacrificed her own interests many times in order to promote Taber's career, as when he played Hotspur to her Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1. They married in May 1894 in Philadelphia, separated in 1899 and divorced in 1900. Offered here is his CLIP SIGNATURE, on 5 x 2.5 in. slip. VG. (2) MITZI GAYNOR - actress. Sig/inscribed 6x4 picture. VG  (3)  [THEATRE] Ellen "Nellie" Farren (1848-1904) was an English actress and singer best known for her roles as the "principal boy" in musical burlesques at the Gaiety Theatre. SIGNATURE 1885. Signed on verso by George F. Bird. Obtrusibe tape remains. Approx. 6-3/4 x 4. Right edge is glued to another sheet. (4)  [THEATRE] Ludwig Barnay (1842-1924)  German stage actor. He traveled as a “star,” visiting London in 1881 with the Meiningen Court Company, and in 1882 making a successful tour of the United States. From 1887 to 1894 he managed his Berliner Theater in Berlin. Offered here is a few lines and his signature, the backside of a 1885 letter written by him. The front side has been cropped at the bottom. Approx. 5 x 4 in. (5) [FILM] Martha Raye (1916-1993) American comic actress and standards singer who performed in movies, and later on television. Signed, inscribed page from publication, 8.5 x 11.  (6) [THEATRE] Benjamin Nottingham Webster (1797-1882) English actor-manager and dramatist. Webster was the lessee of the Haymarket from 1837 to 1853; he built the new Adelphi Theatre (1859); later the Olympic Theatre, Princess's Theatre, London and St James's Theatres came under his control; and he was the patron of all the contemporary playwrights and many of the best actors, who owed their opportunity of success to him. He wrote, translated or adapted nearly a hundred plays. As a character actor he was unequalled in his day. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE 1831, approx. 7 x 2 in. VG. Great example!..........Min. Bid $25


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[ACTORS LOT] includes: (1) [FILM] DON PORTER [1912-1997] actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron. ISP, 8 x 10  (2) [THEATRE] George Rignold (1839-1912)  English-born actor, active in Britain and Australia. Rignold  gained a reputation as an actor, playing in London the parts of William in Black-Eyed Susan and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. In 1869, he was part of the company at the Queen's Theatre, Long Acre. He then toured the United States (where women would fight over the good-looking actor) and Canada from 1875, where he made a great impression — a reference in The Atlantic Monthly in 1938 shows that memory of him persisted. He then toured in Australia. He spent a season playing Henry V at Drury Lane, where Staffordshire replicas were made of Rignold as the king on horseback. He then had a considerable career in Australia as a theatrical impresario and manager, often in conjunction with James Allison and F. H. Pollock. Rignold again toured the United States and then settled in Australia. He held the lease for Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney when it opened 10 September 1887 and held it for seven years. Rignold played Henry V on opening night. Offered here is a AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED, dated 1875. Approx. 7.5 x 5 in. (3) [THEATRE] Herbert Kelcey (1856-1917)  English-born American stage and film actor. In 1902 Kelcey became the second actor in history to play Sherlock Holmes after famed William Gillette.  Signed 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 in. album page. Large bold signature. Also signed on the other side by Anna Boyd Coyne (died 1916) actress. Dated 1899. VG.  (4)  Tanya Russell - mainly stunts; appeared in Blues Brothers. Unsigned Warner Bros. paycheck 1985. (5) Frank Sully (1908-1975) appeared in over 240 films between 1934 and 1968. Sully was often cast as a heavy or villain throughout his career. Modern viewers will recognize Sully in his appearances in several late Three Stooges films. Signature inscribed "Always Remember Me - Frank Sully. (6) Mike Runyard - stuntman known for  Iron Man (2008), Ant-Man (2015) and They Live (1988). Unsigned Warner Bros. paycheck 1985. (7) Gene (Arnstein - Vice Pres. Society of Independent Producers Inc. Signed 1965 memo about Time Cards - Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Sent to 36 members including Marvin Mirisch, Otto Preminger, Peter Lawford etc. (8) Rudy Vallee (1901-1986) American singer, musician, actor, and radio host. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. Signed 1935 bank check. Fine...............Min. Bid $50

27. [ARTISTS MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1) Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "Mrs. Nicklin", from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted the portrait of Mrs. Nicklin about 1795, when she was in her thirtieth year. She was one of Philadelphia's celebrated beauties, the wife of Mr. Philip Nicklin, and the daughter of Chief-Justice Benjamin Chew. This plate shows notable characteristics in Mr. Ferris's method of etching, he believing in finish, and striving to obtain depth of tone and suggestion of color by close and careful working. Image 7-1/4 5-1/2" plus fairly clean marhins. Top left corner is soiled. (2)  Wendell D. Volk (1884-1953) American artist. Signed 1943 bank check. Born El Paso, TX, buried Arlington Natinal Cemetery. He was a printmaker and woodcarver, married Jessie J. McCoig, also an artist (1904-2005). The Douglas Volk family built a rustic Tudor cottage, “Hewnoaks,” on the shores of Kezar Lake in Center Lovell, Maine. [Stephen A.] Douglas Volk was the son of Leonard [W.] Volk, who was famous for his many life casts of Abraham Lincoln. S.A. Douglas Volk studied in Paris and Italy. He taught at the Cooper Union, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design in New York and was a founder of the Minneapolis School of Fine Art. He participated in the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and taught at the New York Society for Ethical Culture established by Felix Adler, where he met Karl von Rydingsvärd. He married Marion Larabee in 1881 and two of their children were dau. Marion and son Wendell. Daughter Marion helped Mother Marion run the Sabatos Studio, which produced woven and printed textiles. Wendell was also a weaver and learned woodcarving from Karl von Rydingsvärd. Wendell’s wife Jessie left Hewnoaks, lock, stock, and barrel, to the University of Maine. Hewnoaks was the heart of an Arts and Crafts community. Marion Volk decided to improve upon a generations-old native tradition of making “drawn” rugs and with the help of her son Wendell and daughter Marion she began Sabatos Handcrafts in 1901. The Volks gathered together residents of Center Lovell, who then carried out every part of the rug-making process. Twenty years later the Volks began producing block-printed textiles. The rugs and printed panels are extremely rare today. VG  (3) RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL drawing, not signed, 1980. Approx. 9 x 11.5 in.  paper size. VG (4) Madeline Marrable (1833-1916) was a prolific London based watercolourist and oil painter specialising in landscapes with a preference for mountains and snowscapes. She traveled widely to places including Austria, France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and Venice. In 1886, Marrable was elected as the first President of the Society of Lady Artists (SLA), formerly the Society of Female Artists (SFA) and since 1899 is now known as the Society of Women Artists (SWA), she retired from the presidency in 1912. CLIP SIGNATURE, 4-1/4 x 1 in. VG. (5) Mary Lucier (b. 1944) American video artist. Concentrating primarily on video and installation since 1973, she has produced numerous multiple- and single-channel pieces. Mary Lucier has presented solo exhibitions at different venues all around the world. Among those are The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the TV Gallery in Moscow , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, and the Media Test Wall at MIT. Signed 1985 exhibition brochure. Fine. (6) Douglas Volk (1856-1935) American portrait painter and the son of noted sculptor Leonard Volk. Best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one of which hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. He was named after his mother's cousin (Abraham Lincoln's political rival) Stephen A. Douglas. Offered here is a bank check signed by Douglas Volk, 1907.  VG.

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. [MIXED MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1) Clifford A. Pellow (1928-2019) actor. Unsigned 1985 Warner Bros. paycheck. (2)
Brenda Kuhn (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. Signed 1965 bank check. (3) Major-General Lord Robert Manners (1781-1835) British soldier and nobleman. Signed address panel postmarked 1825. (4) Phyllis George Brown (1949-2020) American businesswoman, actress, and sportscaster. In 1975, George was hired as a reporter and co-host of the CBS Sports pre-show The NFL Today, becoming one of the first women to hold an on-air position in national televised sports broadcasting. She also served as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983.  She won Miss Texas in 1970 and was crowned Miss America 1971. TLS, 1980, 1p. Fine. (5) Reuben Hyde Walworth (1788-1867) American lawyer, jurist and politician. Although nominated three times to the United States Supreme Court by President John Tyler in 1844, the U.S. Senate never attempted a confirmation vote. Portrait engraving. (6) J. David Jones (1936-1997) actor known for his work on Apocalypse Now (1979), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Waterworld (1995). Unsigned 1985 Warner Bros. paycheck................Min. Bid $25

30. [FILM] Nancy Olson (b.1928) American actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Sunset Boulevard (1950). She co-starred with William Holden in four films, and later appeared in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and its sequel, Son of Flubber (1963), as well as the disaster film Airport 1975 (1974). Olson retired from acting in the early 1980s, although she has made a few rare returns, most recently in 2014. Signed 4 x 5-3/4 in. picture.................25-35

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31. [FRANCE] Count de Froissard - ALS, 1816, 1p, 6-1/2 x 8-1/4". Not translated. Identified as "was there around Napoleon in 1814. Speaks about the 1816 election." VG..........75-100 

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32. SIR WALTER BESANT (1836-1901) English Novelist and Historian Prolific writer of novels main Novels Children of Gibeon, Dorothy Forster, Conditions of Men, he also wrote largely on the history and topography of London in the 18th century. ALS (1887), 2pp, 4.5 x 6.5 in.  VG............75-100

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33. [FRANCE] Guillaume-René Meignan (1817-1896) French Catholic apologist and scriptural exegete, Archbishop of Tours and Cardinal. ALS, 1887, 1-1/5 pp, 8vo. Not translated. VG........50-75

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34. [FRANCE] Letter identified as written by J.M. Perisse, Ampere's brother-in-law. Not dated and doesn't appear to be signed.  André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836)  French physicist and mathematician who is generally regarded as one of the main founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as "electrodynamics". The SI unit of measurement of electric current, the ampere, is named after him. Written in Frencn, not translated. Approx. 8 x 11".  VG.............75-100

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35. [THEATRE] Francesco Dall'Ongaro [1808-1873] Italian writer, poet and dramatist. He was educated for the priesthood, but abandoned his orders, and taking to political journalism founded the Favilla at Trieste in the Liberal interest. In 1848 he enlisted under Garibaldi, and next year was a member of the assembly which proclaimed the republic in Rome. On the downfall of the republic he fled to Switzerland, then to Belgium and later to France, taking a prominent part in revolutionary journalism; it was not till 1860 that he returned to Italy, where he was appointed professor of dramatic literature at Florence. Subsequently he was transferred to Naples, where he died on the in 1873. His patriotic poems, Stornelli, composed in early life, had a great popular success; and he produced a number of plays, notably Fornaretto, Bianca Cappello, Fasma and Il Tesoro. His collected Fantasie drammatiche e liriche were published in his lifetime. Rare ALS, no year, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated. Fine condition...........75-100 

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36. [THEATRE] Francesco Dall'Ongaro [1808-1873] Italian writer, poet and dramatist. He was educated for the priesthood, but abandoned his orders, and taking to political journalism founded the Favilla at Trieste in the Liberal interest. In 1848 he enlisted under Garibaldi, and next year was a member of the assembly which proclaimed the republic in Rome. On the downfall of the republic he fled to Switzerland, then to Belgium and later to France, taking a prominent part in revolutionary journalism; it was not till 1860 that he returned to Italy, where he was appointed professor of dramatic literature at Florence. Subsequently he was transferred to Naples, where he died on the in 1873. His patriotic poems, Stornelli, composed in early life, had a great popular success; and he produced a number of plays, notably Fornaretto, Bianca Cappello, Fasma and Il Tesoro. His collected Fantasie drammatiche e liriche were published in his lifetime. Rare ALS, no year, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated. Fine condition...........75-100 

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37. [PORTRAIT]  David Ramsay (1749-1815)  American physician, public official, and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolution. During the Revolution he served in the South Carolina legislature until he was captured by the British. After his release he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and again in 1785–1786. Afterwards he served in the state House and Senate until retiring from public service. He was murdered in 1815 by a mentally ill man whom Ramsay had examined as a physician. Offered here is an antique engraved portrait, J.B. Longacre engraver, image  about 4/5 x 3.5 in. plus clean margins.  VG........Min. Bid $10

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38. [SCIENCE] William John McGee, LL.D. (1853-1912) American inventor, geologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist. While largely self-taught, McGee attended a rural one-room schoolhouse north of Farley, Iowa during the four winter months from about 1858 to 1867. He devoted his early years to reading law and to surveying. He invented and patented several improvements on agricultural implements. He was appointed geologist for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1881. In 1884 McGee authored the article Map of the United States exhibiting the present status of knowledge relating to the areal distribution of geologic groups for the USGS Journal. While with the USGS, McGee travelled to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1886 for the purpose of studying the earthquake disturbances in its vicinity. McGee was ethnologist in charge of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1893 to 1903. In 1895, he explored the Isla del Tiburón, Gulf of California, home of the Seri Indians. In 1904 he was chief of the department of anthropology that organized the "Anthropology Days" at the 1904 Summer Olympics / Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the 1904 World's Fair. In 1907 he was appointed a member of the Inland Waterways Commission by President Roosevelt.      His other prominent positions were: acting president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897–1898); president of the American Anthropological Association (1902–1912); and president of the National Geographic Society (1904–1905).  Excellent TLS, 1895, 2pp. to Professor Robert S. Woodward. 8 x 10.5 in. VG..............100-200

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39. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1895 Annual meeting, Springfield, Mass. Document signed by at least 25 members. Includes:
- Bernhard E. Fernow (1851-1923) was the third chief of the USDA's Division of Forestry of the United States from 1886 to 1898, preceding Gifford Pinchot in that position, and laying much of the groundwork for the establishment of the United States Forest Service in 1905. Fernow has been called the "father of professional forestry in the United States.

- Louis Prang (1824-1909) American printer, lithographer, publisher, and Georgist.[1] He is sometimes known as the "father of the American Christmas card".

- Bushrod Washington James, A.M., M.D. (1836–1903) American surgeon, homeopathist, writer, and philanthropist.

- Albert S. Bickmore (1839-1914) American naturalist and originator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, becoming one of its founders.

- Worcester Reed Warner (1846-1929) American mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Ambrose Swasey he cofounded the Warner & Swasey Company.

- Walter LeConte Stevens (1847-1927) 
well-known physics professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and, later, Professor of Physics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. 

- Henry Farquhar (1851-1925) Career "G man", working for the US Coast Survey, census bureau, and other departments.


- Dr. Jefferson E. Kershner (b. 1854)  Professor of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Franklin and Marshall College.

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40. [COLONIAL] John Hancock (1737-1793) American patriot, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Offered here is a 1783 manuscript document. Ebenz. Winter Caless pays John Hancock. The docket handwriting on the backside was written by Hancock. Some loss of paper well away from Hancock's endorsement on the verso. Approx. 7-3/4 x 3-1/2 in.......Min. Bid $350

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41. [PRISON REFORM] RARE letter by LOUIS DWIGHT (1793-1854) American Philanthropist. He graduated from Yale in 1813, and Andover Theological Seminary in 1819.  He was prevented from preaching because of weak lungs, caused by inhaling a gas during a college chemical lecture. In 1824 he married Louisa Willis, sister of N.P. Willis, the poet.  In that same year [1824] he embarked on a six month horseback ride for his health distributing Bibles among prison inmates in various states. The abuses that became known to him led to the formation in 1825 of the Prison Discipline Society, of which he was the practical manager until his death, effecting many needed reforms. In 1846 he visited Europe and inspected prisons there.  The 29 annual reports published by Dwight contained a vast amount of valuable information not to be found elsewhere. Offered here is a ALS,  Andover [Mass], 1822, 4pp.  Written to Rev. Alfred Ely (1778-1866) who was born in West Springfield, MA. Ely worked as a clerk in Springfield and Hartford, CT before graduating from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1804. In 1806, Alfed Ely was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Monson, MA, where he remained until his death in 1866. Ely was named as a trustee in the founding charter of Amherst College and served as a trustee from 1825 to 1854. Excellent content letter. VG..................200-300

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42. [FILM] Sandy Dennis (1937-1992) American theater and film actress. In 1966, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Signed and inscribed lobbycard from the film "Up The Stair Case",inscribed. 14 x 11. VG.............80-120

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43. Joseph Barnes (1817-1883) American physician and the 12th Surgeon General of the United States Army (1864–1882). On August 22, 1864, he was advanced to the position of Surgeon General, with the grade of Brigadier General and on March 13, 1865, he received the brevet of major general for faithful and meritorious service during the war. On April 14, 1865, at the time of the assassination of United States President Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Secretary of State William H. Seward, Barnes attended the death bed of Lincoln and ministered to the successful restoration of Seward.  The morning after Abraham Lincoln's death, three Army Medical Museum pathologists entered the White House to perform an autopsy on Lincoln's body. Overseen by Barnes, the autopsy was conducted by Colonel Joseph Woodward and Major Edward Curtis. The autopsy began at 11 a.m. on April 15, 1865. In 1881, during the long struggle of President James A. Garfield to live after being shot, Barnes was one of the surgeons who for weeks served in the chamber of the dying president. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE on 5 x 2 in. slip. VG..............Min. Bid $125

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44. [COLONIAL] James Otis Jr. (1725-1783) was an American lawyer, political activist, pamphleteer, and legislator in Boston, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against the policy of Parliament which led to the American Revolution. His well-known catchphrase "Taxation without Representation is tyranny" became the basic Patriot position. ALS, Boston, 1763, 1p. money transfer.  Approx. 7-1/4 x 5 in.Nunerous old tape repairs detract..................Min. Bid $200

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45. Captain Edward Pittway (? -1676) lived at Bengeworth. He was a magistrate for the borough of Evesham, England until removed, owing to his Quakerism, in 1655. He was Mayor in 1648. There were other friends of the same surname in this district. Edward Pittway, Junior, emigrated to Pennsylvania, about 1700. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE of Edward Pittway but we are NOT sure which one.........Min. Bid $35

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46. [PORTRAIT] Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909) French actor, "one of the greatest theatrical figures of the age." Antique original wood-engraved portrait by R.G. Tietze. Approx. 7 x 5" plus wide margins. C. 1892 for The Century Magazine. VG..............Min. Bid $10

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47. [FRANCE] Louis d Argouhes, Marquis de Ranes (1669-1748) Military officer [Dragons], Field Marshall, Governor for the king duchy [Louis XIV].  Autograph Document Signed, 1708, 1p, 6-1/2 x 4-1/4 in. VG. Not translated.......200-300


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48. [THEATRE] Mary Anne Orger (1788-1849) she was a leading actress, playwright and the mother of the composer Caroline Reinagle in her role as Flippanta in THE CONFEDERACY. Original 1821 engraving, about 4.5 x 7 in. total size. VG...............Min. Bid $10

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49. [NEW HAMPSHIRE] THE CONSTITUTION of NEW HAMPSHIRE As Amended By The Constitutional Convention Held At Concord 1870. Softbound booklet, 1877, 31 pp., approx. 5-1/4 x 8  in. Front cover has darkened somewhat........50-75

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50. [PORTRAIT] Thomas H. Benton (1782 – 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a United States Senator from Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny. Benton served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Original engraved portrait c. 1862. Image 7-1/4 x 5-1/4 in. VG................Min. Bid $10

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[PORTRAIT]  Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) English labouring-class poet, whose work is appreciated in the context of other self-educated writers, such as Stephen Duck, Mary Collier and John Clare. Original engraved portrait c. 1801. Image 3-1/4 x 2-3/4 in. plus wide margins. Scarce image. VG................Min. Bid $15

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52. [NEW HAMPSHIRE] 1856 Mortgage deed of 80 acres & buildings in Derry, NH. Signatures of:  Timothy & Ruth Cram, Elijah A. Corliss, Leonard Brickett, Edward G. Shute, George Brickett, William H. Hills & B.D. Laighton. Approx. 8 x 14 in. VG...........30-40

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53. [NEW HAMPSHIRE] Manchester Beef Co., Manchester, NH, 1874 bill of sale with attractive letterhead illustration, approx. 8 x 5.5 in. Light stain top edge...................Min. Bid $10

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54. [PORTRAIT] Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791)  American judge, author and composer. He designed Continental paper money and two early versions of the American flag, one for the United States and one for the United States Navy.  He was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, as a delegate from New Jersey. He served in various roles in the early United States government including as a member of the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the Navy Board. He later became the first federal judge of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania on September 30, 1789. Original engraved portrait c. 1863. Image 7-1/4 x 5-1/4 in.  All margin faults are away from image. VG................Min. Bid $10

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55. [FILM] Paul Newman -actor. Signed magazine cover,  8 x 10-3/4 in. VG. Authenticity not guaranteed.  Not researched as we always assume his signatures are secretarial..................Min. Bid $10

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56. [MIXED MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1) Asahel W. Hubbard (1819-1879) Congressman from Iowa. Signature. On verso is signature of Henry E. Prentiss (1809-1873) from Bangor, Maine.  (2) John G. Davis (1810-1866)  U.S. Representative from Indiana. Signature. (3) Samuel S. Cox (1824-1889) American Congressman and diplomat. He represented both Ohio and New York in the United States House of Representatives and served as United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. During and before the American Civil War, Cox was a moderate member of the Copperhead faction, who supported peace with the South at any cost. He voted against the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. After moving to New York, he focused his advocacy on trade liberalization, civil service reform, and railroad regulation. (4) Marcus Allen Coolidge (1865-1947) Democratic United States Senator representing Massachusetts. Signature. (5) Samuel Mifflin (1776-1829) President Union Canal Co. ALS, 1815 to William Rawlw. (6) Charles Edison (1890-1969) American politician, businessman, inventor and animal behaviorist. He was the Assistant and then United States Secretary of the Navy, and served as the 42nd Governor of New Jersey. Commonly known as "Lord Edison", he was a son of Thomas Edison and Mina Miller Edison. Signed card as governor. Prominent rust paperclip mark. Signature is smeared. (7) Limerick National Bank [Maine] 5 1918 bank checks. (8) Kay Boyle (1902-1992) American novelist, short story writer, educator, and political activist. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and O. Henry Award winner. ANS written by Boyle on 1970 letter written to her. Plus her signature in return address on envelope. 2 signed pieces. (9) 
Brenda Kuhn (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. Signed 1967 bank check. (10) David Walsh - Gov. Mass. Western Union telegram sent to congressman Philip J. Philbin [Mass].................Min. Bid $50

57. [THEATRE] Henry Clay Barnabee - American actor, well-known in his time, particularly for playing the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1891 London production of Robin Hood.  He was a leading member of the Bostonians. The Boston Ideal Opera Company, later The Bostonians, was a comic opera acting company based in Boston from 1879 through 1905. Offered here is a NEW ORLEANS PRESS CLUB Visitor's card, dated 1899, given to H.C. Barnabee. Issued by J.M. L. Byrd.  On the back of the card is written "Press Club boat. Byrd."  3-3/4 x 2-1/4 in. VG................25-35

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58. Mystery Lot of 9 documents, dated 1828 - circa 1950.  You do the research. Conditions mostly VG..........Min. Bid $15

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59. [MIXED LOT] includes: (1) Glenn Frank 1887-1940) president of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and The Century Magazine's editor-in-chief. TLS, 1922. (2) Ebenezer J. Ormsbee (1834-1924) the 41st Governor of Vermont, was a Republican Party politician, a teacher, a lawyer and an American Civil War veteran. Small 1866 document signed on front & back. (3) Renee Oriana Haynes (1906-1994), also known as Renée Tickell was a British novelist and psychical researcher. Signed typescript THE EVIL EYE. Signed on 3rd page. (4) Brenda Kuhn (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. Signed 1966 bank check. (5) Max Gebhard SECKENDORFF (1852-1911). American journalist; chief, Washington bureau of the "New York Tribune" (1883-1911); a very influential journalist between the time of President Chester Arthur and President William Howard Taft. Signed Riggs National Bank check, 1910. (6) Printed government document dated 1867, signed in type by Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton - SURVEY OF ROCK AND ILLINOIS RIVERS, 1 page. (7) Boston & Maine Railroad 1925 memo, 1 page. (8) Vermont court document 1851. (8) Myron Cohen (1902-1986) American comedian and raconteur. Unsigned vintage 8x10 photo taken by Harry Adler. (9) Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965) American illustrator of Russian origin active in the United States, notable for his strongly worked and often surreal designs. Original wood-engraving print removed from publication. About 7-1/2 x 5-1/4 in. (10) Charles H. Townsend (1859-1944) American zoologist and naturalist who served as the director of the New York Aquarium, from 1902 to 1937. Brief ALS, 1923. (11) Two telegrams to congressman Philip Philbin (12) Four bank checks. (13) Unsigned photo - can't remember who but music related. (14) Letter 1872 to Singer Sewing Machine Co................Min. Bid $50



60. MEDIEVAL VELLUM DOCUMENT- identified as 1511 Normandy [France] on thick skin under Louis XII.  Written in old French, 3pp., approx. 8.5 x 8.5 in. VG............100-150

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61. [MIXED MULTIPLE LOT] includes: (1) Lord Sundridge, George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll, GCH, PC (1768-1839), styled Earl of Campbell from 1768 to 1770 and Marquess of Lorne from 1770 to 1806, was a Scottish Whig politician and nobleman. Signed address panel  1822. (2) Brenda Kuhn (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. Signed 1964 bank check. (3) George Bicknell (1815-1891) Congressman from Indiana. ALS, 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 in. VG. (4) Louisana State Lottery ticket 1893. (5) Robert Shapiro - American film producer who was the president of theatrical film production at Warner Bros. Warner bros. 1985 paycheck [not signed by him]. (5) Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Dubbed "The First Lady of the Theatre" by critic Alexander Woollcott. Offered here is her monogrammed [blank] correspondence card. Fine. (6) Jack Dempsey- boxer. Unsigned vintage 1964 photo. (7) Ross R. Mowry (1882-1957) State senator from Iowa. At the time of his death, Mr. Mowry was considered to be probably the greatest historian living in Jasper County. He was a political consultant to Herbert Hoover. U.S. district attorney, appointed by President Coolidge [1924-32]. Prosecuted Keith Collins & Fred Poffenbarger for 2 million dollar train robbery at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and secured their conviction in 1925. Signed 1922 court document. (8) Douglas Dillon (born Clarence Douglass Dillon; 1909- 2003) American diplomat and politician, who served as U.S. Ambassador to France (1953–1957) and as the 57th Secretary of the Treasury (1961–1965).  Signed 1975 FDC honoring Banking. Slso signed by Ronald T. Regan - Sec. of the Treasury PLUS unidentified signature. (9) Rev John Home FRSE (1722-1808) Scottish minister, soldier and author. Original 19th century engraved portait [unsigned]. (10) James Roosevelt (1907-1991) American businessman, Marine, activist, and Democratic Party politician. The eldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, he served as an official Secretary to the President for his father and was later elected to the United States House of Representatives representing California. He received the Navy Cross while serving as a Marine Corps officer during World War II. Signed card as congressman. Henry M. Teller (1830-1914) American politician from Colorado, serving as a US senator between 1876–1882 and 1885–1909, also serving as Secretary of the Interior between 1882 and 1885. He strongly opposed the Dawes Act, intended to break up communal Native American lands and force assimilation of the people, accurately stating that it was directed at forcing the Indians to give up their land so that it could be sold to white settlers. Among his most prominent achievements was authoring the Teller Amendment which definitively stated that, following the Spanish–American War, the U.S. would not annex Cuba, rather that the purpose of their involvement would be to help it gain independence from Spain. CLIP SIGNATIURE [mounted]...............Min. Bid $50


62. [MULTIPLE MIXED LOT] includes: (1) S. Ward Loper - Curator, Museum Westleyan University.  Brief ALS 1896. Soiled. (2)  DOUGLAS VOLK (1856-1935) Portrait Painter. DS, a check dated (1909, made out to, and endorsed on verso by Alfred L. Seligman (1864-1912) sculptor. (3) Limerick Nation Bank [Maine] 3 checks, 1920. (4) Paul Reid Roman (1936-1991) actor. Warner Bros. pay check to him [not signed on back] 1985 . (5) Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (1914-2005)  American actor, voice actor and bass singer known as the booming voice behind Kellogg's Frosted Flakes animated spokesman Tony the Tiger for more than five decades. He was also the uncredited vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the classic Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Unsigned Warner Bros. pay check 1985. (6) Brenda Kuhn (1911-1993) the only child of the famous American artist, Walt Kuhn. Signed 1958 bank check. (7) Charles Reade (1814-1884) English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Stamped envelope addressed by Reade [not signed], 1857. Soiled.  (8) Secretary of the Treasury 1836 printed gov. doc. signed in type by Levi Woodbury.  (9) Edwin Whitefield (1816-1892) was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England. Original lithograph from c. 1880.................Min. Bid $35

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