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Signed book: Carving His Own Destiny: The Story of Albin Polasek. First edition. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1954. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5, 453 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black felt tip, "For Walker Hancock, with all good wishes, Warren E. Burger." In fine condition, with foxing to textblock edges. Walker Hancock was an American sculptor and one of the 'Monu…

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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, August 26, 1986. Letter to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in part: "But for a meeting of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in Annapolis on September 12th, I surely would be present at the dinner in your honor on that day. We deliberately set the meeting to take note of the great Annapoli…

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ALS signed “Benjamin N. Cardozo,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Court of Appeals letterhead, November 28, 1919. Early letter offering a fine comment on the legal profession, to "Surrogate Fowler" (Robert Ludlow Fowler), replying to a letter containing "a copy of the correspondence on the subject of your portrait." In part: "Lawyers for many years to come will consult the scho…

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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 12.25 seated portrait of Justice Cardozo by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Faithfully yours, Benjamin Cardozo, Abraham S. Robinson, Esq., May, 1932." Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.75 x 19.75. In fine condition, with light rippling. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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Third chief justice of the United States (1745-1807) and delegate to the Constitutional Congress who later submitted the amendments which became the Bill of Rights. Manuscript DS, signed “O. Ellsworth,” one page, 8.25 x 6.25, October 24, 1777. A pay order to Treasurer John Lawrence, in part: "Pay Doct. Joshua Elderkin Two Hundred & fifty pounds to improve as purchasing commissary o…

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Jurist (1732-1819) who served as the first governor of Maryland and was later appointed to the Supreme Court by George Washington, serving from 1792 to 1793. Manuscript DS, signed "T. Johnson," one page, 8 x 3.5, September 24, 1784. Financial document regarding a bond of £741.2.8, approved at the conclusion by Johnson. In very good to fine, with light soiling and a small chip to the top edge…

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