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Grover Cleveland, Document Signed as President
5/26/2011 - ONLINE Books, Maps & Autographs
Cleveland, Stephen Grover (1837-1908). Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-1889, 1893-1897). DS as President, 1p, Washington, DC. January 25, 1886. The document is an official appointment of Charles Henry Davis to the rank of Commander in the Navy, signed by President Cleveland and Secretary of the Navy William Collins Whitney. Affixed with the seal of the Department of the Navy, which still retains its raised lettering and deep blue coloring. Framed, 21" x 25" overall.

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Lot of 21 Historic Newspapers and Other Imprints
Lot # 228 - Lot of 21 Historic Newspapers and Other Imprints
Includes The London Chronicle, 26-28 July 1757, 8 x 10.75 in., 6pp. The London Packet, or, New Lloyd's Evening Post. 19-22 July 1776, 4pp. They do not appear to have gotten word yet of the rebellion in the American colonies. Cellophane tape on fold. The Repertory. Boston, 10 Nov. 1809. 4pp. Bo... > Item Details
Franklin D. Roosevelt TLS
Lot # 31 - Franklin D. Roosevelt TLS
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945). 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945). TLS, dated April 23, 1938, at Washington, D.C., on White House letterhead, 7" x 8.75", thanking Ed. Wimmer, Esq., of Covington, KY, for his support; accompanied by its White House envelope with airmail cancell... > Item Details
Scarce Autograph of a Pioneer Daguerreotypist
Lot # 140 - Scarce Autograph of a Pioneer Daguerreotypist
3.74 x 5 in. Matriculation Ticket for the University of New York, Department of Medicine, 1867-68. With singature of Jno. W. Draper along side. Craig's Daguerreian Registry notes that many histories of photography credit Draper with taking the first daguerreotype in America, the first daguerreotype ... > Item Details
Robert Wadlow, Tallest Man in Medical History, Signed Photograph
Lot # 108 - Robert Wadlow, Tallest Man in Medical History, Signed Photograph
Wadlow, Robert Pershing (1918-1940). "The Giant of Illinois;" the tallest man ever known to science, at 8'11". A 3.5" x 5.5" photograph of Robert and his six foot tall father, signed in pencil on verso Robert Wadlow. Information provided by the consignor states the signature was obtained at a 193... > Item Details
Apollo 11 Astronauts Signed Photograph, Including Armstrong, Collins, & Aldrin
Lot # 100 - Apollo 11 Astronauts Signed Photograph, Including Armstrong, Collins, & Aldrin
Armstrong, Neil (1930-), Michael Collins (1930-), and Buzz Aldrin (1930-). Crew of Apollo 11, the first lunar landing mission (1969). An 8.5" x 10" photograph of the crew, identified in the lower margin with their facsimile signatures, and signed by each in black marker on their respective images.... > Item Details
New York - State and City Maps
Lot # 287 - New York - State and City Maps
Lot of 3. Hudson River Sheet No.1 From New York to Haverstraw, From a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A.D.Bache Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States; Triangulation by E. Blunt Assistant; Topography by H.L. Whiting Assistant J. Mechan, F.W. Dorr Sub-Assistants... > Item Details
James Madison, Signed Free Franked Envelope
Lot # 1 - James Madison, Signed Free Franked Envelope
Madison, James (1751-1836). Fourth President of the United States (1809-1817). Signed free franked envelope addressed to Department of State, Captain Isaac Chauncey, New York. Postal stamped FREE and WASHINGTON, DC JUN 17 [year illegible]. Framed with steel engraving of Madison sitting, 10.5" x ... > Item Details
Charles Lindbergh Portrait and Facsimile Signature
Lot # 96 - Charles Lindbergh Portrait and Facsimile Signature
An 11 x 14 in. print of a very young Charles Lindbergh with facsimile signature in margin below. Lindbergh's popularity was such that everyone wanted a copy of his picture, and what we could consider a "real" photo (i.e., a photographic print) was not important. > Item Details
Chen Chi, Chinese Artist, Signed Business Card
Lot # 137 - Chen Chi, Chinese Artist, Signed Business Card
Chen Chi (1912-2005). A business card bearing Chen's name and New York address, with his Chinese character signature at left in black ink. > Item Details
Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
Lot # 101 - Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
Armstrong, Neil (1930-). Apollo 11 crew member and the first man to set foot on the moon (1969). Signed in blue marker on a 8" x 10" print of his official NASA portrait. > Item Details
Ernest Hemingway, Ernie Pyle, & Other Journalists, Signed Franc
Lot # 123 - Ernest Hemingway, Ernie Pyle, & Other Journalists, Signed Franc
A 1941 issue French 10 francs note inked with the signatures of several journalists who served as war correspondents in Europe during World War II. Some of the signatures are partially faded and obscured by tape residue, including the autograph yours always, Ernest Hemingway in the circular white w... > Item Details
William H. Seward ALS
Lot # 75 - William H. Seward ALS
Seward, William Henry (1801-1872). Secretary of State under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson (1861-1869), as well as a U.S. Senator and Governor of New York. Professionally framed and matted, 8" x 10" irregular (sight) 15.5" x 17.25" (overall). > Item Details
Late 17th Century Map of Europe
Lot # 276 - Late 17th Century Map of Europe
Danckerts, I. Nova et Accurata totius Europae Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1680. 20 x 24 in. An uncommon and finely engraved large map of Europe based on de Wit. Highly detailed map is richly ornamented with small compass rose and ships. Also shows Europa riding Zeus in the form of a bull, and several put... > Item Details
Joe Rosenthal Signed Photograph of Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, Plus Postage Stamp
Lot # 94 - Joe Rosenthal Signed Photograph of Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, Plus Postage Stamp
Rosenthal, Joe (1911-2006). American photographer famous for shooting "Raising the Flag on Iwo," for which he won the Pulitzer Prize (1945). A 1945 issue U.S. three cent stamp commemorating the flag raising, signed Joe Rosenthal in blue ink, PLUS a 5" x 7" photographic print, signed With all best ... > Item Details
Three Leaves from a Gradual
Lot # 155 - Three Leaves from a Gradual
Probably from the same volume. Each page 15.75 x 20.75 in. on vellum, indicating use by a moderately large choir/congregation. With large initials in penwork blocks with geometric patterns in contrasting ink. Each page with seven 4-line bars of music. Probably from same set of volumes; likely 16th c... > Item Details
Fletcher Harper, Jr. Passport
Lot # 124 - Fletcher Harper, Jr. Passport
Passport belonging to son of Fletcher Harper, co-founder of Harper & Brothers Publishing House. Leather-bound, gilt accented, 12mo, stamped by authorities in London, Paris, Belgium, Berlin, Dresden, Milan, Verona, Venice, et al. > Item Details
Blaeu Map of Britain and Ireland
Lot # 272 - Blaeu Map of Britain and Ireland
Blaeu, Guillaume. Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula. Inset of the Orkney Islands. Amsterdam, ca 1631. Print area 15.25 x 19.5 in. This hand-colored map of the British Isles was based on the copper plates acquired by Willem Blaeu from Jodocus Hondius in 1629. The Blaeu family was planning their s... > Item Details
Spencer Phips, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Bay, ANS
Lot # 65 - Spencer Phips, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Bay, ANS
1p, 7.25 x 8.75 in. At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston on Saturday the 27th of April, 1751 - Ordered that a Hearing be had on the foregoing Appeal before this Board upon Wednesday the 5th day of June next & that the Appelant cause the adverse Party to be seasonably served with a Copy... > Item Details
English Poetry Books
Lot # 220 - English Poetry Books
Lot of 8 volumes. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust: A Tragedy. Transl. by Bayard Taylor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. 8vo, 3/4-leather with marbled paper, matching marbled endpapers, 5 spine bands, gilt spine, two volumes in one: xxii, 356pp; xviii, 463pp. Minor wear to corners, front h... > Item Details
Bibliographies of the West
Lot # 199 - Bibliographies of the West
Lot of 4. Mattes, Merrill J. Platte River Road Narratives: A Descriptive Bibliography of Travel over the Great Central Overland Route... 1812-1866. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988. 4to, red cloth, silver gilt front and spine, 632pp. Hinges going internally. Light shelf wear, otherwise fin... > Item Details
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