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AN EXTRAORDINARY RARITY: BIBLE PRESENTED TO THEIR SPRINGFIELD PASTOR BY MARY TODD LINCOLN ALONG WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF LETTERS THAT CHRONICLE THE FAITH OF MARY TODD AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

(LINCOLN, Mary Todd) (LINCOLN, Abraham) (SMITH, The Reverend James) BIBLE. Mary Todd Lincoln Bible with archive. London, 1852. A unique and outstanding recently discovered archive, including: a Bible presented to the Lincoln family's Spiritual advisor by Mary Todd Lincoln with her scarce signature tipped in; an extraordinary and revealing three-page letter penned by Mrs. Lincoln to the Reverend; an important draft penned by the Lincoln's pastor about Abraham Lincoln's religious beliefs; and a manuscript authored by the Reverend addressed to Lincoln's law partner about the martyred President's love of Ann Rutledge. $78,000.

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“CHURCHILL AT HIS DAZZLING BEST”

CHURCHILL, Winston. My Early Life: A Roving Commission. London, (1930).

First edition, first state, presentation copy, of Churchill’s acclaimed autobiography, inscribed on a front flyleaf in the year of publication: “Presented by Winston S. Churchill, Dec 1930,” in exceedingly rare original dust jacket. $45,000.

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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 Hayne's congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $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. $25,000.00$17,500.00

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“THE WESTERN WORLD HAS BEEN FREED OF EVIL FORCES”

TRUMAN, Harry. Proclamation. Washington, D.C. May 8, 1945.

Large elaborate signed three-color broadside of President Truman’s proclamation upon the Nazi surrender to the allied forces, praising the armed forces and designating a day of prayer to offer “joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will… guide us into the ways of peace.” Handsomely set in Gothic type and boldly signed in ink “Harry Truman.” $25,000.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S PERSONAL COPY OF TWO VOLUMES OF THE CAMPAIGN IN MESOPOTAMIA, EACH ANNOTATED AND THRICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) MOBERLY, F.J. The Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918. London, 1923-27. Four volumes.

First editions of this four-volume official history of the Mesopotamia Campaign of World War I, with Volumes I and III coming from General Patton's library, each signed in ink on the front board, the spine and the front free endpaper by General Patton, Volume I with a dozen passages interestingly annotated by him in the margins, and Volume III with Patton's annotations on 31 pages, demonstrating that Patton read and studied these volumes carefully. (The set is completed with Volumes II and IV from another set.). $22,000.

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1565 FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CAESAR’S COMMENTARIES

CAESAR, Gaius Julius. Commentaries. London, 1565.

First complete edition in English of Caesar’s Commentaries, a landmark translation by Arthur Golding from the original Latin, including the first translation into English of De Bello Gallico (The Gallic Wars), in contemporary binding. $22,000.

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“THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR KING, THEIR LAWS AND CONSTITUTION”

REVOLUTION. Contemporary description of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Boston, 1775.

Scarce and important original 1775 broadside offering a Loyalist account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, printed a week after the fighting. $21,000.

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INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. London, 1949-1954. Six volumes.

Volumes II-VI first editions, Volume I expanded second edition, presentation/association copies, of Churchill's WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, inscribed in Volumes I, III, and IV in 1951 to close friend Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor; with a 1951 inscription to Rhys tipped in to Volume II. $21,000.

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