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“IN MEMORY OF THE LANDING OF THE FATHERS AT PLYMOUTH”

ADAMS, John. Autograph letter. WITH: Oration Delivered at Plymouth. Boston, 1802.

Autograph letter by John Adams, penned by him shortly after his tenure as America’s second President and dated December 22, 1802, expressing regret at being unable to attend “the Anniversary dinner in memory of the landing of the Fathers and Plymouth” at which his son John Quincy was speaking, tipped into a first edition copy in original uncut wrappers of the Oration delivered by John Quincy at the event. $15,000.

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RARE MANUSCRIPT LEAF OF CALCULATIONS, WRITTEN ENTIRELY IN NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST RICHARD FEYNMAN'S HAND

FEYNMAN, Richard P. Manuscript leaf. No place, no date.

Fascinating and rare manuscript leaf of mathematical calculations, very likely lecture notes for a graduate course that Feynman taught on the mathematical methods of physics at Caltech during the early 1970s, written on the recto entirely in Richard Feynman's hand. $12,500.

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WITH A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU

COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris, 1923 [i.e. 1924].

Signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 625 copies, this being one of only 50 copies “sur Hollande Van Gelder,” with a large laid-in original pen-and-ink drawing by Cocteau entitled “Hommage a Paul Morand,” depicting a wealthy woman reclining in a lounge chair, a copy of one of Morand’s books dangling from her hand. $9000.

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PUBLIC PAPERS AND ADDRESSES OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, 1938, ONE OF ONLY 500 SETS, VOLUME I WITH 1933 TLS ON WHITE HOUSE LETTERHEAD SIGNED BY FDR, IN FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York, 1938. Five volumes.

First editions, limited deluxe issue printed on finer paper, of Volumes I-V of Roosevelt's collected public papers, featuring material from his first term as Governor of New York through the 1936 re-election, Volume I with a tipped-in typed letter on White House letterhead signed by Roosevelt, dated less than a month after his inauguration as America's 32nd president, bound in full crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf. $8500.

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"THE REBELS HAD CROSSED THE RIVER BY POINT OF ROCKS AND WERE ON THE MARYLAND SIDE, HAVING ABOUT 2000 CAVALRY…"

(CIVIL WAR) LINCOLN, Benjamin C. Civil War Diary, Archive. No place, 1861-64.

Interesting 1862 Civil War diary and related papers of Union officer and abolitionist Benjamin C. Lincoln, who would become an officer in the 2nd United States Colored Troops, in which he describes the captured home of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart's Chambersburg Raid. $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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“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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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 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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