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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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“THE VERY BEST AMERICAN BATTLE SCENES IN EXISTENCE”

KENDALL, George W. and NEBEL, Carl. War Between the United States and Mexico. New York and Philadelphia, 1851. First edition of one of the most important and impressive pictorial chronicles of the Mexican-American War, boasting 12 superb folio hand-finished full-color lithographic plates. $27,500.

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EXTRAORDINARY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WITH BOTH THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OCTAVO EDITION AND THE DELUXE LARGE-PAPER LIMITED QUARTO EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 175 COPIES, OF EDITH WHARTON'S THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS, 1916, WHERE ROOSEVELT'S INTRODUCTION APPEARED, ILLUSTRATED BY BAKST, MONET, RENOIR, RODIN, AND OTHERS

(ROOSEVELT, Theodore) WHARTON, Edith, editor. Autograph manuscript signed. WITH: The Book of the Homeless (octavo and quarto). Oyster Bay, Long Island and New York, 1915, 1916. Three items.

Exceptional autograph manuscript of the introduction to The Book of the Homeless written and signed by Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by both the regular first edition (octavo) and the deluxe large-paper first edition (quarto), one of only 125 copies on Van Gelder Paper printed and signed by Daniel B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (out of a total deluxe edition of 175 copies), of this war-relief anthology edited by Wharton, each with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, four facsimiles of manuscripts, and 22 illustrations by prominent artists (eight in color). $27,500.

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"FOR SOME TIME I HAVE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO PERPETUATE JOE'S MEMORY…"

KENNEDY, John F. Typed letter signed with autograph postscript. WITH: As We Remember Joe. Hyannisport and Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 6, 1944 / 1945.

Exceptional typed letter by John F. Kennedy to a close family friend, Richard Flood, requesting that Flood write a short essay on Joe Kennedy for the tribute book, We Remember Joe, signed by JFK and with signed autograph postscript reading: "If you have any ideas on this—give me a call—Best Jack—Did [illegible] come through?" Together with a first edition, first issue copy of the book. $25,000.

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ENORMOUS SEPIA ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY GENERAL GRANT

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GUTEKUNST, Frederick, photographer. Photograph signed. No place, 1865.

Enormous sepia albumen photograph portrait, signed “U.S. Grant, General,” with Philadelphia photographer Frederick Gutekunst's large printed label affixed to the verso. The image was taken shortly after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox and also Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre; Grant is wearing a mourning ribbon in honor of Lincoln. $25,000.

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STRIKING ORIGINAL PAINTING, “WAR ORPHANS” BY ARTHUR SZYK

SZYK, Arthur. War Orphans. London, 1940.

Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort. $18,500.

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WITH AN 1803 LETTER SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

(NAPOLEON) BUSSEY, George Moir. History of Napoleon. London, 1840. Two volumes extended to four.

First edition of Bussey’s excellent biography of Napoleon, with frontispiece and numerous in-text wood-engraved illustrations by Horace Vernet—this copy richly extra-illustrated, expanded from two to four volumes with the insertion of 187 fine engravings, many on india paper, and with a manuscript letter signed in receipt by Napoleon bound into Volume I. Handsomely bound in morocco-gilt by William Hill of Chicago. $16,000.

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"LEFT ON THE FIELD TO BE TAKEN PRISONER OR KILLED THERE"

RICKETTS, James Brewerton and RICKETTS, Fanny. Civil War archive. No place, 1861-86.

Fascinating archive pertaining to Major General (then Captain) James Ricketts' experiences as a Union POW in Libby Prison, including a lengthy manuscript written by his wife, Fanny Ricketts, who accompanied him there as a nurse; a signed autograph letter by Fanny Ricketts to the sister of a slain soldier recounting the circumstances of his death; three autograph letters written and signed by James Ricketts; a telegram form filled out and signed by Ricketts; a signed cabinet card photograph of Ricketts; a framed and captioned fragment of the last United States flag to fly over Richmond until the end of the Civil War; and assorted ephemera including a letter to Fanny Ricketts from Rear Admiral John Almy. $15,000.

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IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION/PRESENTATION COPY, ONE OF ONLY 60 SPECIALLY PRINTED, PRESIDENT TRUMAN’S 1951 ADDRESS INSCRIBED IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION

(TRUMAN, Harry). Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference. Washington, Christmas 1951.

Special limited first edition, number 33 of only 60 copies with the text from Truman’s speech at the Japanese Peace Conference, printed for President Truman at Christmas 1951, an exceptional presentation/association copy warmly inscribed the month of publication to Truman’s Secretary of the Air Force, “To Hon. Stuart Symington, with best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Harry Truman, Dec. 25, 1951.” $13,800.

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