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RARE 1861 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN

LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. August 20, 1861.

Exceptional August 1861 autograph letter penned entirely in Lincoln's hand, signed by him in the first year of the war and mere weeks after the Union loss at Bull Run, written to Secretary of War Cameron regarding the appointment of John Huntington, from a distinguished Connecticut family, to the position of Assistant Quarter-Master of the Army, beautifully housed in a custom half morocco portfolio featuring a handsome engraved portrait of Lincoln. $26,000.

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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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"I DON'T MEAN TO BURDEN YOU WITH A LIST OF DOMESTIC CALAMITIES…"

FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Autograph letter signed. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1922.

Exceptional signed autograph letter, written entirely in F. Scott Fitzgerald's hand, apologizing for failing to arrange a meeting with Lucy Norval, a friend of author Joseph Hergesheimer (a friend and competitor of Fitzgerald), due to a "desperately sick" baby and an equally sick mother-in-law, the latter of whom Fitzgerald anticipated traveling south to visit thus preventing the meeting. $14,500.

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

STIEGLITZ, Alfred. Autograph Letter Signed. New York, December 30, 1939.

Fine related autograph letter boldly written and signed by Stieglitz. Handsomely framed with original photographic portrait of Stieglitz, signed by photographer Lotte Jacobi. $6500.

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"I AM GLAD YOU ARE PLEASED WITH THE DRAWINGS… I WILL GLADLY DO THE SAME IN YOUR "WINNIE-THE-POOH"

MILNE, A.A. Now We Are Six. London, 1927.

First edition, in original publisher's deluxe calf-gilt binding, with a 1930 tipped-in signed autograph letter written entirely in Ernest Shepard's hand on his personal home stationery expressing happiness that his correspondent enjoyed his most recent drawings; thanking him for sending a check; and committing to work on drawings related to Winnie-the-Pooh—possibly in his correspondent's copy of the book—after returning from a trip abroad. $6500.

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