Lot #251
Warren E. Burger Signed Book

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Estimate: $100+


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 'Monuments Men' during WWII, charged with the recovery of treasures looted by the Nazis. His notable monumental sculptures include the Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial, the World War I Soldiers' Memorial in St. Louis, and works at West Point, the Library of Congress, the United States Supreme Court Building (including a bust of Burger), and the United States Capitol.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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