(English) Felix Frankfurter Reminisces. New York: Reynal & Company, (c.1960)
FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Frankfurter “For Warren E. Burger, with the cordial regards of Felix Frankfurter April 17, 1961.”
(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) CLARK ,EDWARD
FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later
Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.
EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D
(English) Typed letter signed with initials to Lewis L. Strauss. Washington: The White House, April 25, 1959
Eisenhower invites his longtime friend Lewis Strauss to the White House for a black tie stag dinner for Winston Churchill on his visit to the United States. When the two met Eisenhower called Churchill, “My dear friend of wartime days.”
(English) Hugo Black and the Supreme Court: A Symposium. Edited by Stephen Parks Strickland. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (c.1967)
FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Black: “To our friend, Arthur Goldberg, on this his forty ninth birthday, with our warm and affectionate good wishes to him and to Dorothy, Hugo L. Black August 8, 1967” and further signed by his wife Elizabeth. Black, once a member of the KKK and later one of the greatest defenders of civil liberties, inscribes this volume to fellow Supreme Court Justice Goldberg. Black, Warren, Douglas, Brennan, and Goldberg were key members of the liberal wing of the court in the 1960s.
Longfellow on Robert Burns “He sings of love, whose flame illumes the darkness of lone cottage rooms”LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH
(English) “Robert Burns” Autograph Manuscript. no place, c. 1880
In this fine, partly unpublished manuscript, Longfellow celebrates the poet Robert Burns, beginning, “I see amid the fields of Ayr / A ploughman, who, in foul and fair / Sings at his task.”
BEGIN, MENACHEM and JIMMY CARTER
(English) Photograph signed by Carter and Begin. Robert A. Cumins, 1979
Signed by Carter and Begin. Menachem Begin was awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Anwar Sadat, “for their work in laying a foundation for future peace” in the Middle East. The framework, reached at Camp David, was facilitated by Jimmy Carter. The Nobel award called Carter “the masterbuilder responsible for the bridge that had to be built between Egypt and Israel.”
WALLER, THOMAS (“FATS”)
(English) Signed photograph portrait. Fan Foto, c. 1930s
This fabulous portrait of Fats Waller is finely inscribed with lines bringing to mind the patter heard in his shows and his rollicking recordings: “To Willie Woods Here tiz!!! That’s what I’m talkin about / Keep your nose clean ‘Fats’ Waller.”
Unique Finnegans Wake Manuscript with unrecorded variant text “His writing is not about something; it is that something itself” — Samuel Beckett on Joyce’s Finnegans WakeJOYCE, JAMES
(English) Autograph Manuscript Signed from the Anna Livia Plurabelle Section of Finnegans Wake. Paris, October 6, 1930
JAMES JOYCE EXPERIMENTS WITH FINNEGANS WAKE. In this splendid manuscript Joyce improvises on key lines from the melodic “Anna Livia Plurabelle” chapter of what became Finnegans Wake. ALP, as he called it, was the author’s favorite chapter and the most-published and best-loved section of the book. Joyce selected this passage to begin his famous 1929 recording.
(English) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself. Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1845
FIRST EDITION of one of the great American autobiographies. Extremely rare presentation copy inscribed by Douglass: “To Miss Adeline Henshaw from her Friend Frederick Douglass, 11th July, 1845.”