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    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.



    (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    In this fine, partly unpublished manuscript, Longfellow celebrates the poet Robert Burns, beginning, “I see amid the fields of Ayr / A ploughman, who, in foul and fair / Sings at his task.”



    (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.”


  • (BLACK, HUGO.)

    (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.



    (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.”



    Taxation: The People’s Business. New York: Macmillan, 1924

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Andrew Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in the world and Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-32.