CLEMENS, SAMUEL L
Autograph note signed to Robert Watt with original albumen print photograph. No place, July 16, 1874
Mark Twain the humorist. Samuel Clemens sent this delightful humorous note with the accompanying half- length standing portrait of the debonair author.
The Papers of James Madison purchased by order of Congress; being his correspondence and reports of debates during the congress of the confederation and his reports of debates in the federal convention . . . [edited by Henry Gilpin]. Washington: Langtree & O’Sullivan, 1840
FIRST EDITION of Madison’s papers, consisting of his correspondence relating to the Constitution and his journal of the Federal Convention. A very rare presentation copy from Dolley Madison, with a letter by her and inscriptions from the recipient, a friend and leading American diplomat.
KENNEDY, JOHN F
Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper, (c.1956)
Presentation copy inscribed by Kennedy: “For Alfred Eisenstaedt with every good wish John Kennedy.”
HUTH, HELEN ROSE
Splendid album containing 50 watercolors, 70 photographs, and fine calligraphic selections of poems and prose. Mostly Possingworth and environs, 1879 - ca. 1905
This magnificent, imposing album was made by a prominent late-Victorian hostess, patron of the arts, and gifted amateur artist. Helen Rose Huth was the wife of the banker Louis Huth. The Huths were major art collectors, and Helen sat for both George Frederic Watts and James Abbott McNeill Whistler who painted the celebrated “Arrangement in Black, No. 2: Portrait of Mrs Louis Huth.”
Manuscript From The Life of Washington. No Place, ca. 1859
This is a long, revised autograph manuscript for Washington Irving’s The Life of George Washington. This section of the monumental biography presents the growing schism between Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Hamilton, as Washington was considering standing for re-election for a second term. The manuscript, which includes most of chapter 16 of the final volume, opens with Washington reading Jefferson’s letter accusing Hamilton and his followers of using the new Constitution “only as a step to an English Constitution.” It concludes with Washington’s attempts at reconciliation, hoping that “there may be mutual forbearance and temporizing yielding on all sides. Without these I do not see how the reins of government are to be managed, or how the Union of the States can be much longer preserved.”
(BROADWAY.) GEORGE M COHAN & SAM H. HARRIS
Theater financial ledger of Sam Harris and George M. Cohan. New York, 1906-1907
This massive manuscript ledger charts formative years of the show business partnership of George M. Cohan, the “father of American musical comedy,” and Sam H. Harris, the famed Broadway producer and theater owner.
(ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN NEW YORK.)
A collection of four printed and manuscript items relating to the end of slavery in New York. New York, 1816-1840
This collection documents the struggle to end slavery in New York in the early nineteenth century.
4 items: $12,500
Cooper, James Fenimore
Precaution. New York: A.T. Goodrich & Co., 1820
WATSON, JAMES D. & FRANCIS CRICK
Signed photograph of Watson and Crick with their three-dimensional model of the double-helix DNA molecule. Anthony Barrington, 1953, printed later
Signed by Watson and Crick in the white lower margin. The discovery of the structure of DNA was the cornerstone event in modern genetics and biology and one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.
(BROADWAY.) HARRIS SAM H
Theater financial ledgers of Sam Harris, renowned Broadway producer. New York, 1924-1934
This massive manuscript ledger charts the fortunes of the shows of Sam Harris, the famed Broadway producer and theater owner, from 1924 through 1934.