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"TO PROHIBIT US FROM THE BENEFIT OF FOREIGN LIGHT, IS TO CONSIGN US TO LONG DARKNESS"

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Letter signed. Monticello, Virginia, September 28, 1821.

Fantastic Thomas Jefferson signed letter, with four corrections also in his hand, a circular letter addressed to Dr. Samuel Brown, the first professor of medicine west of the Alleghenies at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, with wonderful content regarding the effect of high import tariffs on books on American education and scholars. "Science is more important in a republican than in any other government… Of many important books of reference there is not perhaps a single copy in the United States; of others but a few, and these too distant often to be accessible to scholars generally." $40,000.

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“TO JIM BARNES CHRISTMASTIDE 1944 FROM FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT”

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer. Washington, D.C. December, 1944.

Limited edition, number 60 of only 100 copies, President Roosevelt's final Christmas Book, inscribed by FDR for presentation to close friends: "To Jim Barnes Christmastide 1944 from Franklin D. Roosevelt" with his penned "60" on the colophon page. Roosevelt died in office less than four months later. Especially "difficult to obtain today… FDR's Christmas Books are prime collector's items… nearly all of them were distributed exclusively to close friends of the family" (Halter, 194). $26,000.

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $25,000.

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EXCEPTIONAL LINCOLN PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

(LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place; New York, no date; 1944.

Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. $22,000.

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AMAZING ARCHIVE OF 81 PIECES OF CORRESPONDENCE WRITTEN TO IBM PRESIDENT ARTHUR WATSON, INCLUDING SIGNED LETTERS FROM KENNEDY, NIXON, AND 24 LETTERS BY EISENHOWER, 1951-63

(EISENHOWER, Dwight D.; KENNEDY, John F., Jr.; NIXON, Richard; et al.) (WATSON, Arthur). Archive of correspondence. Various places, 1951-63. Fascinating and revealing archive of correspondence written to Arthur Kittredge Watson, President of IBM World Trade Corporation—at the time these letters were written, 1951-63, one of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world—and United States Ambassador to France. Includes signed letters with substantial content written and signed by Kennedy, Nixon, and 24 letters by Eisenhower. $19,500.

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PRESENTATION COPY OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON'S DEFENSE OF HIS ACTIONS IN COLOMBIA, INSCRIBED TO AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL SUPPORTER

HARRISON, William Henry. Remarks of General Harrison. Washington, 1830.

First edition, presentation copy, of General (later President) William Henry Harrison's defense of his actions while serving as American ambassador to the Republic of Colombia in 1829, inscribed and signed by Harrison to an important political supporter, J.S. Skinner of Baltimore: “Mr. Skinner Postmaster [Bal]timore with the respects of W.H. Harri[son].” Harrison autographs are scare, and presentation copies of his few published writings are quite rare. To our knowledge only one other presentation copy has ever been offered for sale. $19,500.

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SPLENDID 1803 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RECOGNIZING A FRENCH COMMERCE AGENT, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON AND SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES MADISON

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Document signed. Washington City, April 5, 1803.

Original 1803 manuscript document (letters patent) signed by President Thomas Jefferson and his Secretary of State James Madison, recognizing "Citizen" Gerard Careaux as Vice-Commissary of Commercial Relations of the French Republic for the important port town Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with intact paper seal of the United States and handsomely framed with engraved portraits of Jefferson and Madison. A splendid signed piece. $19,000.

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“THEREIN LIES OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND OUR OPPORTUNITY”

KENNEDY, John F. Typescript speech. No place, delivered 1 October 1959. Important political address by Senator John F. Kennedy quoting FDR, T.S. Eliot, Nikita Khrushchev, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Queen Elizabeth I, and comparing President Eisenhower to Shakespeare’s King Lear—also with a boat doodle and over 50 words in Kennedy’s hand. The Kennedy Library has a typescript of this speech, but without the corrections. $18,500.

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MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S D-DAY PRAYER

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Lithographic broadside, "D-Day Prayer" Washington, Christmas 1944.

Limited edition of this rare broadside of the “D-Day Prayer,” one of very few—believed to be only 50—exquisitely printed copies issued by President Roosevelt for his close friends, handsomely printed in gothic type with red- blue- and gold ink textual embellishments. $18,000.

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"WE WILL HELP THEM IF THEY WILL HELP US. THIS, I HAVE LONG BELIEVED, SHOULD BE THE MOTIVATING FORCE BEHIND OUR ENTIRE FOREIGN POLICY"

KENNEDY, John F. Autograph and Typed Manuscript Campaign Speech. No place, 1952.

Autograph and typed manuscript speech, annotated by Kennedy and with over a page in his handwriting, delivered during the 1952 Massachusetts Senate campaign that ultimately unseated Henry Cabot Lodge, answering charges by Lodge that he did not take the Korean War seriously enough, in which he mentions his own personal experience in World War II and the possibility of provoking World War III and atomic warfare. $16,500.

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