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Vellum manuscript document in Latin, one page, 21.75 x 16.5, 1586. Untranslated papal bull issued by Pope Sixtus V, with his leaden seal (bulla) attached by its original rope. Matted and framed to an overall size of 29.75 x 24.5, with glass on both sides so that the reverse can be viewed. In very good to fine condition, with an area of repaired vellum loss.

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English mathematician and astronomer (1801-1892) who established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. ALS signed “G. B. Airy,” one page, 5 x 8, Royal Observatory Greenwich letterhead, October 23, 1866. Handwritten letter to Walter White, in full: "If the Royal Society's Library contains Bartlett's 'Forty Days in the Desert' would you kindly send it for my pe…

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Russian greeting card slip sent to Valentina Ivanov for the 1971 New Year, 7 x 4, signed in blue ballpoint by Yuri Andropov. In very fine condition.

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Two items: a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Steve Wozniak at the Apple II introduction event held at the at the West Coast Computer Faire, signed in blue felt tip, "4/16/1977 Apple II Debut, Woz"; and a red 5.25″ floppy disk signed in black felt tip, "Woz." In overall very fine condition, with an authenticity label affixed to lower right of photo.

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Three items signed by two of Apple's cofounders: a desirable felt tip signature and quote by Steve Wozniak, "Think Different, Woz," on a white 5 x 3 card, encapsulated by PSA/DNA; a 4 x 6 print of the original Apple Computer Co. logo designed by Eon Wayne, signed in black felt tip, "Ronald Wayne"; and a black 5.25″ floppy disk, signed in white ink, "Ronald Wayne." In overall very fine c…

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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of an Apple-1 computer, signed in felt tip by two of Apple's co-founders, "Think Different, Woz" and "Ronald G. Wayne." Wayne signs over his embossed personal seal, and a small caption is affixed below his signature. In very fine condition.

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Glossy 7.25 x 10 photo of Yasir Arafat in a jovial pose, signed in red ink, "Y. Arafat." Reverse bears a pair of wire photo stamps and captions. In fine condition, with small corner creases.

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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 15, 1945. Letter to "Mrs. Stadler,"discussing order fulfillment and logistics. In part: "By all means continue taking orders and sending out merchandise from stock. It is desire to supply the Salon primarily, sending the bulk of your store orders to be filled from here. Always send them by Air Mail and they will be shipped without delay. Orders h…

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British statesman (1852-1928) who served as prime minister from 1908 to 1916. ALS signed “H. H. Asquith,” one page, 4.75 x 3, 20 Cavendish Square letterhead, November 7, 1902. Handwritten letter to "Fraulein Heinsins," referring to his daughter Violet. In part: "I enclose cheque for £5. Thank you for your letter. We are very glad to have such good accounts of Violet & I hope …

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English chemist and physicist (1877-1945) who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes in many non-radioactive elements and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Rare ALS signed “F. W. Aston,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, T…

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Turkish army officer, statesman, and writer (1881-1938) credited as the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Rare and bold fountain pen signature, "Gazi M. Kemal," on an off-white 6 x 9.5 sheet hand-embellished with a calligraphic title and postage stamp of the Turkish leader. In fine condition. Ataturk was given the title of "Gazi" by the Grand National Assembly following his defeat of the Greeks …

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British Conservative statesman (1848-1930) who served as prime minister from 1902 to 1905; his Balfour Declaration, issued in 1917, established a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, June 21, 1895. Handwritten letter to "Mr. Rideing," marked "Private." In part: "I will try and think whether there is any subject—political or otherwise…

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British Conservative statesman (1848-1930) who served as prime minister from 1902 to 1905; his Balfour Declaration, issued in 1917, established a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. Scarce and early 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Balfour in formal attire by Russell & Sons, boldly signed in ink, "Arthur James Balfour." In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing to Balfour&#…

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Seldom-seen 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet card portrait of Barnum in later age, signed in the lower border in black ink, "P. T. Barnum, Born July 5th 1810, Bridgeport, Ct, June 6th 1888." Archivally suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15.25. In fine condition.

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British naval administrator and explorer (1764-1848) who mapped the interior of South Africa and promoted the exploration of the Arctic; the Barrow Strait in northern Canada was named in his honor. LS signed “Jno. Barrow,” one page, 8 x 12.5, March 8, 1838. As secretary to the admiralty, Barrow directs a letter to James Mayning of the HMS Talavera, relaying news of his salary increase …

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Politician, financier, and racehorse owner (1813-1890) who established the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the Triple Crown series of American thoroughbred horse racing. LS signed “Aug. Belmont,” one page, 8 x 7.5, April 16, 1874. Letter to a bank cashier, in part: "We are in receipt of your favor of yesterday covering check for $550 in compliance with your request beg to hand you t…

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American financier (1786-1844) and president of the Bank of the United States. ALS signed “N. Biddle Pres't,” one page, 7.75 x 10, August 27, 1823. Handwritten letter to Caesar Augustus Rodney, written from the "Bank of the United States," in part: "I had yesterday the pleasure of receiving your letter…and immediately directed the inclosed account to be prepared in such a manner as…

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South African anti-apartheid activist (1946-1977) at the forefront of the the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s, known for popularizing the slogan 'Black Is Beautiful.' He was severely beaten during an interrogation by police and died of his wounds while imprisoned. TLS signed “B. S. Biko,” one page, 6 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 4, 1976. Let…

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French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (1774-1862) who established the reality of meteorites, made an early balloon flight, and studied the polarization of light. AMS in French, signed “J. B. Biot,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, no date. Page from a handwritten draft of a piece concerning publication of "Lettres edifiantes" and the work of Jean-Baptiste Du Halde, a Jesuit priest who…

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Prussian statesman and First Chancellor of the German Empire (1815-1898). LS in German, signed “Bismarck,” one page, 8.5 x 13.25, November 1, 1867. Untranslated letter signed by Bismarck, with a two-line autograph closing. In fine condition.

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Prussian statesman and First Chancellor of the German Empire (1815-1898). Vintage matte-finish 3.75 x 5.5 full-length photo of Otto von Bismarck seated in his uniform, affixed to the original 5 x 7 mount, signed on the mount in bold ink, "v. Bismarck." In fine condition, with toning from prior display.

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ALS signed “W. J. Bryan,” one page, 8.5 x 5.5, The Commoner letterhead, January 30, 1901. Handwritten letter to a gentleman, in full: "I have rec'd a copy of the Sentinel of Liberty & on the margins an enquiry. In reply would say that I shall be pleased to exchange with the Sentinel." In fine condition.

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Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Pach Bros., signed on the mount in ink, "Yours Truly, W. J. Bryan." In very good to fine condition, with surface scratches, and toning from prior display.

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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the 15th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, affixed to a white 11 x 14 cardstock mount, signed on the mount in black ink by Warren E. Burger. In fine condition.

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