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  • APOLLO 11 ,crew signed

    Photograph of a television screen, split, one side with Nixon on the phone and the other with Armstrong and Aldrin on moon. No place, 1969

    Signed by Nixon, Collins, Aldrin (adding “We came in peace for all mankind Apollo 11”) and Armstrong (“To Claude Harkins with best wishes Neil Armstrong”).

    $10,000

  • NEW ZEALAND ,1860s

    An album of early New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman. New Zealand, 1866-1870

    This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercolors, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women’s studies.

    $9,500

  • (APOLLO 11.) Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michaal Collins ,(APOLLO 11.) Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michaal Collins

    Official NASA photograph of the Apollo 11 crew (1969), signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. NASA, 1969

    Signed and inscribed by the crew of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon:  Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot), and Michael Collins (command module pilot), with an added inscription by Collins. This official NASA photograph shows the three astronauts in their flight gear with a picture of the moon as their background.

    $7,500

  • CLINTON, WILLIAM JEFFERSON

    Photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”. Washington, late 1990s

    A splendid photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”  Netanyahu was Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the second Clinton administration.

    $7,500

  • STANLEY, HENRY M.

    In Darkest Africa. New York: Scribner's, 1890

    EDITION DE LUXE, one of 250 large paper copies signed by Stanley. This beautiful production is superior in every respect, including the quality of the binding, the paper, and the illustrations, to the ordinary trade edition.

    $6,500

  • (WASHINGTON, BUSHROD.) [Ballow, Henry.]

    A Treatise of Equity … with the addition of marginal references and notes by John Fonblanque. Volume the Second. Dublin: Byrne, Moore, Jones, and Watts, 1795

    Bushrod Washington’s copy, with his signature on the title-page. George Washington’s favorite nephew, Bushrod (1762-1829) was executor of his uncle’s estate and inherited Mount Vernon. He inherited Washington’s library and papers, and this volume was surely shelved side-by-side with those books at Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington gave John Marshall access to Washington’s papers when the chief justice was writing his Life of Washington.

    $6,000

  • (ZIONISM.) FRIEDLANSKY ,ARYEH

    A collection of manuscripts and typescripts written by a participant in the Revisionist Zionist movement. Palestine, 1930-43

    This collection of Zionist essays, letters, and other papers documents a crucial period during the British Mandate in Palestine.

    $5,500

  • HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

    Autograph letter signed to Henry W. Dommett. Concord, February 4, 1864

    Hawthorne writes, “I have copied the passage from the Threefold Destiny according to your request, and shall forward the package By express, tomorrow (Friday) morning.” Hawthorne adds in an initialed postscript that he was unsure whether to send the letter to Dommett in Boston or in New York and chose Boston. Dommett was the longtime art critic for the New York Mail and author of A History of the Bank of New York, 1784–1884 (1884).

    $5,200

  • WATSON, JAMES D

    The Double Helix. In Atlantic Monthly. Boston, January and February 1968

    FIRST EDITION of The Double Helix, preceding the publication in book form in late February 1968. Signed by James Watson on the front cover of each issue.

    $4,800

  • MORGAN ,JOHN PIERPONT

    Letter Signed to Gov. Levi P. Morton of New York. New York, March 12, 1895

    In this letter on J. P. Morgan & Co. letterhead, Morgan writes to his friend financier Levi P. Morton, the governor of New York and one of Morgan’s principal banking rivals.

    $4,500