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Large color semi-glossy 12.5 x 16.5 photographic print of Nelson Mandela raising a fist following his release from Victor Verster Prison on February 11, 1990, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to Mark Peters, the photographer who captured this iconic image—"To Mark, best wishes, N. Mandela, 10. 7. 2000.” The print is affixed to a same-size piece of foamcore, with the reverse sign…

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Desirable 4 x 5.75 cardstock close-up photo of Nelson Mandela, signed in black felt tip, "N. Mandela, 14-4-97.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a compliments slip from the African National Congress.

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British theosophist, women's rights activist, and writer (1847-1933) who also became involved in Indian politics as an advocate for home rule. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Lucifer letterhead, January 7, 1893. Handwritten letter from San Francisco, in full: "I am some 7000 miles from home & have no book lists with me. If you write to the Path, 144 Madison Ave. New York City, they will send you lis…

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British minister and social reformer (1829-1912) best known as the founder of the Salvation Army. AQS in bold fountain pen on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card, which reads: "Seeking and saving the lost, William Booth, July 18-1906." Another hand has added "1908" to the lower right corner. In fine condition.

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Famed volunteer nurse during the Civil War, suffragist, reformer, and editor of The Agitator and the Woman's Journal (1820-1905). AQS on an off-white 6.75 x 7 sheet, signed and dated at the conclusion in ink, "Mary A. Livermore, April 2, 1870." Livermore writes: "Since right is right, as God is God, / And right is sure to win, / To doubt it is disloyalty, / To falter is to sin." In fine condi…

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Important pairing of a TLS by Gandhi discussing the meaning of 'Satyagraha,' and a rare twice-signed candid portrait taken by his grandnephew: 1. Revelatory TLS signed "M. K. Gandhi," one page, 6.5 x 8.75, February 23, 1931. Letter to J. H. Holmes of the Community Church of New York, discussing the meaning of 'Satyagraha,' the guiding principle of his philosophy. In part: "As I a…

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Rare signed book: Helen Keller: Souvenir of the First Summer Meeting of the America Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf. Second edition. Washington, D.C.: Volta Bureau, 1892. Softcover, 10.75 x 13.75. Signed and inscribed by a 12-year-old Helen Keller on the first free end page in pencil to Frances Cleveland, the wife of former U.S.President Grover Cleveland, "To Mrs. Clevel…

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Significant archive of material related to the life and death of Malcolm X, consisting of three letters (addressed to Elijah Muhammad, Redd Foxx, and another proclaiming “I hate no one because of their color”), three original handbills and broadsides, and a large collection of over 30 period photographs, the union of which chronicles Malcolm X’s evolution from a divisive Nation …

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