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"I GIVE YOU THIS HINT IN CONFIDENCE TO ENABLE YOU THE BETTER TO FORM AN ESTIMATE OF THE TRUE NATURE OF THE OFFICE"

HAMILTON, Alexander. Autograph letter signed. Philadelphia, March 20, 1791.

Excellent, unpublished Alexander Hamilton autograph letter signed, with extraordinary content, written to his friend, confidant, and long-time correspondent Edward Carrington regarding his recent appointment to Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Virginia, newly discovered after 200 years, having been bound into a book sometime in the 1870s. $58,000.

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SPLENDID EARLY 1767 THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WRITTEN WHEN HE WAS ONLY 24 YEARS OLD TO HIS COLLEGE FRIEND JOHN PAGE, MENTIONING HIS OWN WIFE AND FAMILY, HIS PLANS TO PRACTICE IN THE GENERAL COURT, HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND BROTHER-IN-LAW "CARR," HIS GUARDIAN "WALKER," MUTUAL FRIENDS, BUSINESS AND TRAVEL PLANS

JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed. Williamsburg, VA, April 17, 1767.

Outstanding example of a very early Thomas Jefferson signed autograph letter, penned by him when he was just 24 years old, shortly out of law school. A warm, effervescent, at times jocular, and at times serious letter addressed to his close collegiate friend, John Page, with whom he remained a close friend for the rest of his life. In the letter Jefferson mentions his own wife and family, his close friend and brother-in-law "Carr," his guardian "Walker," business plans, mutual friends, and travel plans. An incredible piece: only nine years later the author would produce the Declaration of Independence. $25,000.

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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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SIGNED BY SCOTT: FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRST ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, WRITTEN UPON HIS RETURN IN 1904

SCOTT, Robert F. Autograph Telegram Signed. Auckland Island, circa March 20, 1904.

Fine four-page autograph account intended for telegram of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic written upon his return in 1904. $16,500.

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG, THE SAMUEL HEIMAN COPY, WITH MILNE’S PERSONAL SIGNED BOOKPLATE
AND FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ERNEST SHEPARD REGARDING ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE POOH BOOKS

MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young. London, 1924.

First edition, first issue, of Milne’s first children’s book-the scarcest of the “Pooh Quartet”—in original dust jacket, with autograph letter signed by illustrator Ernest H. Shepard regarding original drawings for When We Were Very Young and Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as Milne’s bookplate, signed by him, on the front pastedown. The copy of noted bibliophile Samuel Heiman. $15,000.

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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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“NOW THE LEAVES ARE FALLING FAST…”: AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AUDEN’S POEM AUTUMN SONG, SIGNED BY HIM

AUDEN, W. H. Autograph manuscript poem signed. No place, no date.

Autograph manuscript of the first published version of Auden’s classic poem “Autumn Song” (here untitled) in Auden’s hand, signed by him and with an interesting correction. When Auden initially wrote out the poem, he mistakenly omitted the third verse. He then went on to include this verse beneath his signature, drawing an arrow to its proper place, with his note “Sorry, I forgot this verse (I have no copy here). W.H.A.” $8500.

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“I SEND THE TWO VOLS, CENTENNIAL ED’N”

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, 1885.

Original autograph postcard confirming the purchase of Leaves of Grass, written and signed by Walt Whitman. Finely window-framed with a portrait of Whitman. $8000.

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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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