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ANS signed “WC,” penned in bold red ink on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 slip, dated October 10 [1919]. In full: "Sir James Stevenson, Please advise." In fine condition. James Stevenson (1873-1926), known as Sir James Stevenson, Bt, between 1917 and 1924, was a British businessman and civil servant who worked as a personal adviser to Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Coloni…

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Founder and first President of Czechoslovakia (1850-1937). Vintage matte-finish 6 x 8.25 photo of Masaryk by noted Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol, affixed to its original 6.5 x 10.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "T. G. Masaryk, 4/VI '23." In very good to fine condition, with trimming to the mount and silvering to the image.

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Queen consort (1488-1536) of Aragon as the second wife of Ferdinand II of Aragon. Very rare manuscript DS in Spanish, signed "La Reyna [The Queen],"one page, 8.5 x 12, September 22, 1519. Untranslated document issued at Barcelona by Germaine of Foix as queen consort. Countersigned by her secretary, "Romeu." In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and staining, and a small hole …

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King of England and Ireland (1566-1625) under whom the 'Golden Age' of Elizabethan literature and drama continued, and who famously sponsored the translation of the Bible into English; as King James VI, he ruled Scotland from 1567 until his death. Manuscript DS, signed “James R,” one page, 7.75 x 12, November 21, 1590. As King James VI of Scotland, he writes to Lord Gray, order…

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King of Spain (born 1527) from 1556 until his death in 1598; his eventful reign included Spain's conquest of the Philippines (named for him), the establishment of a colony in Florida, and the historic defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British in 1588. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, May 21, 1578. Untranslated document issued to a prince. Moun…

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Ink signatures from three members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition—Ernest Shackleton ("E. H. Shackleton"), Frank Worsley ("F. A. Worsley"), and Joseph Stenhouse ("J. R. Stenhouse")—on an off-white 4.25 x 5 sheet affixed to a slightly larger album page. In fine condition. A desirable and uncommon trio of signatures.

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British naval officer and explorer (1868-1912) best known for the two expeditions he led to the Antarctic, the Discovery Expedition and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. TLS signed “R. Scott,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, British Arctic Expedition letterhead, no date. Letter to Mr. Benson, in part: "I wish I could come to Lichfield this month, but I am afraid it is impossible, as I am book…

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ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7, 2 Richmond Terrace letterhead, April 27, 1899. Letter to R. S. Warren Bell, who was editor of The Captain, an English 'Magazine for Boys and Old Boys' designed to feature articles to entertain rather than to edify. It is likely that Warren Bell wrote to Stanley requesting an article for the magazine detailing his exploits. The letter, in full: "I am sorry to have …

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Scarce travel brochure entitled 'The Cody Road into Yellowstone Park,' 14 pages, 4 x 9, signed and inscribed on the colorful front cover in fountain pen, "W. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill,' To Joseph Hanson, July 2, 1914." This attractive tourist brochure was issued by Burlington Railroad and is filled with pictures describing the sights along the road from Cody, Wyoming into Yellowstone…

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Rare hand-addressed and free-franked envelope panel, 5.25 x 2.75, addressed by Crockett to his publisher, "Messrs. E. L. Cary & A. Hart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," and franked in the upper right, "Free, D. Crockett." Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait and nameplate to an overall size of 20.25 x 15.25. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and soiling, and two tiny…

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ALS signed “W. S. Edgerly, Captain 7th Cavalry,” four pages on three sheets, 8 x 10, December 29, 1890. Letter home to his wife, written in the immediate aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre, in which he participated. On December 29, 1890, the 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment attempted to disarm Lakota Indians near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dak…

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American politician (1788-1870) who served as interim president of the Republic of Texas in 1836. Uncommon manuscript DS, signed “David G. Burnet,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 12.75, November 8, 1834. Written verdict in the case of "Heirs of R. Graves vs. James & Olivia Moore," which reads, in part: "We the jury, after mature deliberation, come to the following conc…

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Two items: a partly-printed DS signed “Mirabeau B. Lamar,” one page, 16.5 x 10.75, August 25, 1840, general land office document granting Oliver Hull 10 acres of land on Galveston Island, signed at the conclusion by Lamar as president of Texas; and a DS, signed “Anson Jones,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, December 27, 1838, a certificate of purchase in “conformity with a La…

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Extraordinary partly-printed signed document, signed twice, “Alphonse Capone,” one page, 8.75 x 3, November 18, 1926. An interest note for "Loan No. 6223," in part: "Due to the order of Ourselves…$45.00 in gold coin of the United States of America of the present standard of weight and fineness, on the 18th day of November A.D. 1930 without grace, at the office of Lawndale National Ban…

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Grandson of John Quincy Adams (1866-1954) who served as the United States Secretary of the Navy under President Herbert Hoover. ALS signed “C. F. Adams,” one page, 5.25 x 8, Adams Building letterhead, January 8, 1902. In full: "I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter. Under another cover I send you a copy of the pamphlet in question." In fine condition.

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Eminent and versatile Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist (1807-1873) who carried out much of his research as a longtime faculty member at Harvard, where he was also instrumental in building the university’s enviable natural history collection. ALS in French, signed “L. Agassiz,” one page, 5 x 7.5, May 12, 1859. Letter concerning some publications to be sent to the Prince…

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Brad-bound facsimile of the original Apple-1 operation manual, 8.5 x 11, 12 pages, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Apple- co-founders Steve Wozniak ("Woz") and Ron Wayne ("Ronald Wayne"). In very fine condition, with a PSA/DNA label affixed to the reverse of the page. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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TLS in Hebrew, one page, 5.75 x 8, March 30, 1955. Letter to Knesset Member Yitzhak Tabenkin, in part (translated): "Permit me to tell you a number of things not as a Government person but as one of the Pioneers, and I see it as a bitter responsibility to protest as a Pioneer to the Pioneers. The Pioneer Movement among us that aspires, and not in vain, to pioneering did not disappoint ever as it …

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Older brother of Napoleon (1868-1844) who served as King of Spain from 1808 to 1813, and King of Naples from 1806 to 1808. ALS in French, signed “Joseph Cte. de Survilliers,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, July 24, 1816. Untranslated letter written from New York. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 16.5. In fine condition, with multiple intersecting folds.

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Five small photos of British prime ministers, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5.5 to 6 x 4, each signed in ink by the subject. Signers are: Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Gordon Brown, John Major, and Harold Wilson. In fine condition, with a crease to the Wilson photo.  

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TLS signed “Clementine Spencer-Churchill,” one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, January 26, 1970. Letter to "Mr. Brown," in part: "I was touched that you should remember my Husband's anniversary. It is most generous of you to send me the transistor intercom set, but I am afraid that I cannot possibly accept such an extravagant gift and I therefore return it to you with this lette…

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Political activist and leader of the Black Panther Party (1935-1998). Unsigned handwritten notes for a speech by Eldridge Cleaver, one page both sides, 5 x 7, comprising six talking points on the subject of "South Africa" and its Apartheid regime. In full: "1. Must become No. 1 Foreign Policy issue for Black America, 2. We should challenge both Demcratic Party/Republican to implement following str…

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Manuscript DS, signed “Edm. Quincy,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, March 29, 1745. An invoice for "6 half Barrels Powder" aboard the "Sloop Carthagina Nich's Carmes M'r on our acct…consign'd to Mr. Stephen Arault Merch't in Newport." In very good condition, with staining, edge tears, and minor paper loss.

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Chemist (1893-1978) who contributed to wartime research on poison gases during WWI and atomic bombs during WWII, and served as president of Harvard University from 1933 to 1953. Outstanding vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 12.5 photo of the chemist using a slide rule, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to his assistant, "To Virginia Proctor, with grateful appreciation of her effective help and with a…

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