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British philosopher and civil servant (1806-1873) who was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. ALS signed “J. S. Mill,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7.5, June 27, 1847. Letter to Mr. Masson, in part: "I have been shamefully long in acknowledging receipt of the pamphlet you sent me. Pray thank Dr. Russell from me for it &am…

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Short story writer born William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) known for his use of the surprise ending. Partial handwritten manuscript in pencil by O. Henry, unsigned one page, 7.75 x 9.75, no date. The great short story author writes out descriptions of two characters from his musical comedy Lo, a story about a countess's attempt to start a revolution in South America. In full: "Countess Della Pl…

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ALS signed “E. B. White" with a sketch of Charlotte, three pages in a 5 x 8.5 card depicting a New England winter, January 17, 1977. Lengthy handwritten letter to Mr. Goldberg, responding to students' comments on his beloved book Charlotte's Web. In part: "This letter is to you, and to the children whose letters you forwarded to me. I was pleased and touched by your expressions of f…

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AQS, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, no date. Blatty pens a quote from The Exorcist, in full: "Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, went unnoticed and perhaps was not connected to the horror at all." In very fine condition.

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TQS on a colorful 'Fahrenheit 451 Books' envelope, 8.5 x 11.5, August 8, 1988. A quote from the first chapter of Fahrenheit 451, in part: "'And you must be—' Clarisse raised her eyes from his professional symbols, '—the Fireman.' Her voice trailed off. 'How oddly you say that,' said Guy Montag. 'I'd have known iw tih [sic] my eyes shut,' she…

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TQS on a beige 9 x 12 sheet, boldly signed in felt tip, "Lawrence Ferlinghetti." The text of Ferlinghetti's poem 'Wooden Russia Still,' beginning: "Knock knock on wooden Russia! / I am a white bird drilling holes / in the white wood of your snow." In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold passing through the signature.

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Fantastic AQS from 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 slip, in full: "'Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,' Julia Ward Howe, November 1899." Matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 9 x 15. In very good condition, with toning from prior display, and tears and loss to the edges. Consignor notes that this piece is said to …

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Color glossy 4 x 5.5 photo of the great spy author giving a talk, signed across his forehead in black felt tip, "John le Carre." In fine condition.

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Desirable signed book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. First edition. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 636 pages. Signed on the dedication page in blue ink by J. K. Rowling. In fine condition.

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Signed book: There's a Wocket in My Pocket! Later printing. NY: Bright & Early Books/Random House, 1974. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25. Signed opposite the title page in black felt tip, "Dr. Seuss." In fine condition, with some scratching to the covers.

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Boston-born Baptist minister and academic (1808-1895) best known as the lyricist of ‘America’ (‘My Country, ’Tis of Thee’), written while he was a student at Andover Theological Seminary. ALS signed "S. F. Smith," one page, 4.25 x 4, December 27, 1871. Letter replying to a request for a contribution, in part: "I beg leave to say that I will endeavor to send you someth…

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TQS on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, boldly signed in blue ballpoint, "William Carlos Williams." The complete text of Williams's poem 'Portrait of a Woman at Her Bath,' in full: "It is a satisfaction / a joy / to have one of those / in the house. / when she takes a bath / she unclothes / herself she is no / Venus / I laugh at her / an Inca / shivering at the well / the sun is / glad of…

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ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 5.25, July 12, 1873. In full (translated): "I reiterate my apologies and kindly accept the attached page. Please accept the assurance of my best feelings." In very good condition, with a tear to the right side, repaired on the back with tape, and not touching the signature. Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris), the third novel in Émile Zola's twenty-v…

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Untranslated ALS in French, penned on both sides of a 3.5 x 2 personal calling card belonging to Emile Zola, no date. In very good to fine condition, with some stains to both sides.

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