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"IT HAS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO HOLD THE PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE FOR NEARLY EIGHT YEARS NOW…"

TRUMAN, Harry S. Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed. Washington, DC, January 7, 1953. Eight leaves, mimeographed typescript on versos and rectos for 16 pages.

Advance press transcript of Truman's final State of the Union Address, signed by him, a stirring summation of the challenges and accomplishments of his years in office, and a call to unite behind the efforts of President-Elect Eisenhower. This is a mimeographed advance transcript of the speech, marked "Confidential" at the top, issued in very small numbers for the use of the press—most copies would have been discarded after use. $13,500.

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“IT’S TAKEN FANCY FAST FOOTWORK IN LOBBIES AND MUSEUMS TO ESCAPE…”

MITCHELL, Margaret. Autograph letter signed. New Orleans, April 1, 1939.

Very rare autograph letter signed from Margaret Mitchell to Harold Latham, who had famously discovered her and her book, about traveling incognito and possibly meeting. Written seven months before the Gone With the Wind premiere. $11,000.

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"I AM JUST IN RECEIPT OF THE PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON, BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED… I SHALL PRIZE THIS VERY HIGHLY AND WILL HAVE IT FRAMED AND HANDED DOWN TO MY CHILDREN"

GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed. Washington, June 22, 1865.

Extraordinary Civil War-era autograph letter on Head-Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, dated June 22, 1865, written entirely in Ulysses S. Grant's hand and signed by him, thanking A. Bishop for sending Grant a portrait of Washington embellished with words from the Declaration of Independence and promising to pass it down to his children. $9500.

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INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED TO WELLS FAMILY NANNY MATHILDE MEYER AND WITH AN AUTOGRAPH SCORECARD FEATURING TWO ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCHES BY H.G. WELLS

WELLS, H.G. Floor Games. WITH: Autograph scorecard featuring two original sketches. London, 1911. First edition, presentation copy, of this wonderful children’s book on imaginative play and “floor games,” inscribed in the year of publication to the Wells family nanny: “Mathilde Meyer from H.G. Wells, very best wishes. Dec. 1911,” with photographic print tipped onto verso of frontispiece and pencil signature of H.G. Wells directly below, accompanied by a laid in autograph scorecard from a game of “Racing Down at Easton Globe” played by Wells and his family (including Meyer) written entirely in H.G. Wells’ hand, featuring elaborate original pencil sketches of a card game and a murder scene on recto and verso by Wells. $8000.

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“I PROPOSE FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS”

FORD, Gerald R. Remarks for Crime Message Briefing. Washington, 1975.

Original typewritten final version of President Ford’s opening statement for his press conference regarding the Special Message to Congress on Crime, with substantive autograph emendations incorporated into the text. Copy belonging to speechwriter Paul A. Theis. $6500.

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“I AM ASHAMED AND AN OLD MAN SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE ASHAMED”

STIEGLITZ, Alfred and JACOBI, Lotte. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Photograph signed. New York, December 30, 1939.

Fine 1939 autograph letter apologizing for the late return of photographer Lotte Jacobi's proofs, boldly written and signed by Alfred Stieglitz, handsomely framed with an original photographic portrait of Stieglitz, signed by Lotte Jacobi. $6500.

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SIGNED BY PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, OFFICIAL 1938 PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Document signed. Washington, 1938.

Scarce 1938 official presidential pardon signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Attorney General Homer Cummings, granting a pardon to Louis Pettofrezzo (aka Louis Fritz), who pled guilty three times, from 1927-32, to charges of "possessing and selling intoxicating liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act." Pettofrezzo's nephew by marriage, Albert Rosellini—a young "progressive cut from the same cloth as Franklin Delano Roosevelt"—led opposition in Washington state to Prohibition-era 'blue laws' and was elected to the state's senate in 1938, the same year FDR signed this pardon, serving until he became the state's 15th governor in 1957. $6500.

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"ALL GALLEGHER KNEW HAD BEEN LEARNT ON THE STREETS"

DAVIS, Richard Harding. The Novels and Stories. New York, 1916. Twelve volumes.

“Crossroads” edition, number 2 of only 256 sets, with an autograph manuscript page bound in Volume I, beautifully illustrated and signed by five of the illustrators, including Charles Dana Gibson and Howard Chandler Christy, handsomely bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $5500.

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"SHE AGAIN IMPRESSED ME VERY MUCH… LOTS OF GET UP & GO—FOR 87"

HEPBURN, Katharine. Autograph letter signed. France, July 30, 1969.

Excellent Katharine Hepburn handwritten letter with wonderful fashion content, discussing her preference for wearing pants, and meeting Coco Chanel in preparation for her Broadway role: "She again impressed me very much and the clothes are classic & dignified & lovely materials. She loathes pants… She's a good sense of humor & lots of get up & go – for 87. She's incredible. Does the whole collection herself." Also mentions British photographer, set and costume designer Cecil Beaton: "Beaton a pig." Signed "K-." $5500.

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