Lot #215
Historic Figures

Incredible 19th century autograph album, featuring Bell, Edison, Pasteur, Tolstoy, Twain, and Verdi
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Estimate: $12000+

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Incredible 19th century autograph album, featuring Bell, Edison, Pasteur, Tolstoy, Twain, and Verdi

Large and impressive autograph album, measuring 12 x 15, containing approximately 570 autographs affixed inside of notable 19th century figures from a wide variety of fields, highlighted by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas A. Edison, Ernst Haeckel, Henrik Ibsen, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Pasteur, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Morton Stanley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Giuseppe Verdi (AMQS from "Falstaff"), and Jules Verne. Other especially noteworthy signers are Andreas Achenbach, Edmondo de Amicis, Susan B. Anthony, George Bancroft, Clara Barton, William Holbrook Beard, P. G. T. Beauregard, Arnold Böcklin, Georg Brandes, Benjamin Butler, Daniel Butterfield, George W. Cable, Giosue Carducci, Andrew Carnegie, Frederick Stuart Church, Grover Cleveland and his cabinet, Ernst Curtius, Felix Dahn, Varina Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Alexandre Dumas fils, Jubal Early, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Kuno Fischer, Karl Emil Franzos, R. L. Gatling, Wade Hampton, Benjamin Harrison and his cabinet, Rutherford B. Hayes and his cabinet, Paul Heyse, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Julia Ward Howe, William Dean Howells, Sarah Ornett Jewett, Jacques comte de Lalaing, Fitzhugh Lee, Frederick Leighton, Queen Liliuokalani, Robert Lincoln, Paul Lindau Henry Cabot Lodge, James Longstreet, Joseph McKenna, William McKinley, Nelson A. Miles, Giulio Monteverde, Josef Myslbeck, Adolf Erik Baron Nordenskiöld, David D. Porter, Ernst Possart, Joseph Pulitzer, Frederick Remington, Cecil Rhodes, Adelaide Ristori Del Grillo Capranica, W. S. Rosencrans, J. M. Schofield, William T. Sherman, Henri de Saussure, Friedrich Spielhagen, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johann Strauss II (AMQS), Sully Prudhomme, Ambroise Thomas (AMQS), C. D. Tiffany, Mary E. Walker, Lew Wallace, and Anton von Werner. Also includes statesmen and diplomats from Great Britain, Iceland, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Portugal, Russia, Japan, Hawaii, and China. In very good to fine condition, with partial separation to the album's cover, and irregular toning to most of the signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: September 12 - October 07