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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 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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"DANNY KAYE IS GOING TO PLAY RAGPICKER – I HOPE HE DOESN'T BECOME BOB HOPE"

HEPBURN, Katharine. Autograph letter signed. Ireland, January 15, 1968.

Terrific lengthy Katharine Hepburn letter with great Hollywood content, mentioning Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, John Ford, Peter O'Toole, and others, signed "Kate." $5500.

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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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SIGNED AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM PADEREWSKI’S CRACOVIENNE FANTASTIQUE

PADEREWSKI, Ignacy J. Autograph musical quotation signed. No place, no date.

Extensive autograph musical quotation of this popular and frequently recorded piano piece by Polish nationalist composer and political figure Ignacy Paderewski, the last of six works comprising his Humoresques de concert, Op. 14, boldly signed by Paderewski. $3900.

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"A CONFEDERACY IS FORMED BY PART OF THE INHABITANTS OF CONIHECHEGUE TO STOP OR DESTROY THE CARGO YOU ARE FORWARDING TO FORT PITT"

GAGE, Thomas. Letter signed. New York, March 10, 1766.

Fascinating letter, written in a secretarial hand and signed by General Gage, commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America, concerning difficulties with shipping sabotage by the Native Americans in the aftermath of the French and Indian War. $3800.

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