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Leading figure (1759-1794) in the early stages of the French Revolution, later guillotined during the 'Reign of Terror.' Manuscript DS in French, signed "Danton," one page, 7.75 x 7.25, circa 1793. Document outlining charges brought against an enemy of the state. Mounted in a mat to an overall size of 9.5 x 10.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, light scattered soiling, and…

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Military and political leader of the Haitian Revolution, born a slave, who delivered both emancipation and independence to his people (1743-1803). Manuscript DS in French, signed “Toussaint Louv…,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, Germinal [April] 7, 1798. An official letter from Louverture as General-in-Chief of the Army of Saint-Domingue, issued from Port-Républicain to Citizen Lé…

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Royal Christmas card from 1989, measuring 14.5 x 5.5 open, featuring an affixed color photo of the royal couple posing with their two young sons on a wooden fence, signed in fountain pen, "from, Charles and," and "Diana." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.25 x 13. In fine condition, with a vertical crease to the photo, passing through Charles' right shoulder.

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Mary I (1516-1558) was the oldest daughter of King Henry VIII who ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 until her death at which time her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I, ascended to the British throne. Her brutal persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname 'Bloody Mary.' Manuscript DS, signed “Marye the Quene,” one page, 7.75 x 5.75, June 22, 1557. Royal warran…

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Third-person ALS signed within the text, "Gen'l Houston," and with an elaborate paraph, one page, 5 x 8, January 1, 1858. In part: "Gen'l Houston has the pleasure of presenting to Mrs. Jackson Smith his regards & holy day greetings." In very good condition, with complete splits to horizontal folds (repaired with archival tape on the reverse) and some light foxing. Accompanied by a con…

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Oversized original felt tip sketch of "President Kennedy's Wounds, 11/22/63" on a white 20 x 16 sheet, signed "Drawn by Robert McClelland, M.D., July 2, 2014." The sketch shows President Kennedy's head in profile, with the entry and exit wounds labeled on the head and neck. Rolled and in fine condition. This version of McClelland's sketch has two wounds to the front: a "probable" ent…

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Sharpshooting showman (1869-1931) who was a star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Ink signature, "Johnny Baker, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, 1903,” on an off-white 4.25 x 7 sheet of gold-embossed "E. Ranch, Olympia, London W" letterhead. In fine condition, with light edge creasing, and a central horizontal fold.

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French admiral and explorer (1729-1811) who famously conducted a circumnavigation of the globe in a scientific expedition in 1763. ALS in French, signed “Bougainville,” one page, 7 x 9.25, January 12, 1791. Untranslated. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.

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Eminent German economist and social reformer (1844-1931) who, in 1872, became involved in an extended dispute with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels after accusing Marx of falsifying a quotation from an 1863 speech by William Gladstone. Scarce 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photograph of the youthful Brentano by Emilie Bieber, signed at the bottom of the image in ink, "Lujo Brentano, 2.4.1898." In fine cond…

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Mailing envelope addressed in the hand of John Brown, 5 x 3, [April 6, 1852], sent to "Fras. W. Tappan Esqr., Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio," with Brown adding "Paid" above. Upper interior flap is marked by the recipient: "John Brown, 1852, Receipt." In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving bearing a facsimile signature, and by a photocopy of the purported included contents: an acknowledgment …

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Book from the personal library of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger: Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney, LL.D., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by Samuel Tyler. First edition. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy & Co., 1872. Leather-bound hardcover, 7 x 9.5, 659 pages. The front pastedown bears the personal ex-libris bookplate of Warren E. Burger. Signed and inscribed on an opening page…

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Program for a concert held as part of the 'III Conferencia Ibero-Americana de Chefes de Estado e de Governo' at Sao Paolo's Museo de Arte Sacra on July 16, 1993, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Fidel Castro and Violeta Chamorro, the first female president of Nicaragua. In fine condition.

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Group of five original glossy wirephotos of Fidel Castro, ranging in size from 9 x 5.75 to 8 x 10, dating from 1959 to 1971. The photos show Castro speaking informally to students, giving televised addresses, climbing into his car, and drinking from a Chilean wine flask. Most bear date stamps and affixed newspaper clippings on the reverse. In overall very good condition, with moderate-to-heavy sc…

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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Mayling Soong Chiang,” on an off-white 4 x 1.75 slip. In fine condition, with faint stains to the corners. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from her secretary, dated November 4, 1947.

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French industrialist (1878-1935) best remembered for the make of car bearing his name. Untranslated ALS in French, one page both sides, 6 x 3.75, Rue Octave Feuillet stationery card, January 19, 1931. In very good to fine condition, with light overall staining, and a central vertical fold.

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Important book: The Columbian Magazine, or Monthly Miscellany, Containing a View of the History, Manners, Literature & Characters of the Year 1787. Philadelphia: Printed for T. Seddon, W. Spotswood, C. Cist, & J. Trenchard, 1787. Hardcover (with front board missing), 5.75 x 8, with some plates intact and most issues intact. Most importantly, the volume contains one of the first printings …

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Unsigned book: McClellan's Own Story: The Soldiers Who Fought It, The Civilians Who Directed It, and His Relations to It and to Them. First edition. NY: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1887. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5, 678 pages. The frontispiece portrait features a facsimile signature of the general. Book condition: VG/None, with fraying at spine ends, light edgewear, bumped corners, and a page…

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Color glossy 4 x 6.5 photo of the Dalai Lama in his iconic red robes, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.

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Scarce color glossy 2.75 x 4.5 prayer card with a portrait of the Dalai Lama, who has signed in Tibetan in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.

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Vintage fountain pen signature of the Dalai Lama on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card. In very good to fine condition, with light toning and a diagonal crease to the card, passing below the Dalai Lama's signature. Accompanied by the official calling card of his brother, Gyalo Thondup, signed in fountain pen; and the original mailing envelope.

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Two items: a newsletter from The Salk Institute, Summer 1977, No. 16, 8.5 x 11, signed above his image in ink by Francis Crick; and a booklet for the article 'Origin of Concatemeric T7 DNA,' five pages, 8.5 x 10.75, signed on the front cover in. ballpoint by James D. Watson. In overall fine condition, with a horizontal fold to the newsletter.

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Artist proof of a John Fischetti political cartoon that hung in the personal chambers of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. The proof, which measures 17.5 x 11.75, depicts Douglas descending the front steps of the United States Supreme Court building, with adjacent box reading: “Justice Douglas Steps Down.” A preprinted signature and inscription above reads: “For Justice …

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Dutch doctor (1860-1927) who invented the first practical electrocardiogram, receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1924. ALS in German, signed “W. Einthoven,” one page, 5.5 x 3.5, January 15, 1910. Letter to his colleague Paul Hertz, a German physicist and philosopher of science, written from Leiden, sending thanks for a very interesting scientific work. In fine condition.

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American botanist and plant explorer (1869-1954) who was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, pistachios, mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Signed book: Garden Islands of the Great East. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, …

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