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  • ETHERIDGE, RICHARD H

    Autograph letter signed (“Richard H. Etheridge R.C.S. 36 U.S.C.T.”) to Bvt. Maj. Oren A. Hendrick. Brazos Santiago, Texas, 23 August 1866

    In this rare letter a distinguished African-American Civil War soldier writes to his old commanding officer and honors his sacrifice “for the rights and elevation of the Colored race.”

    $17,500

  • 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.”

    $17,000

  • HELLER, JOSEPH

    Catch-22. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961

    FIRST EDITION. Inscribed and signed by Heller:  “To Jim Pepper: Who might be interested to know that if not for a novel by Leon Uris called Mila 18, this copy of Catch-22 would be Catch-18. Best wishes Joseph Heller 9/20/78.”

    $12,500

  • (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

  • PERSHING, JOHN J.

    Final Report of Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander-in Chief, American Expeditionary Force. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920

    FIRST EDITION. An outstanding presentation copy inscribed by Pershing: “To M. le Maréchal Joffre with sincere esteem and affectionate regards, and with gratitude for his friendship and wise counsel. John J. Pershing Washington D.C.”

    $12,500

  • (TWAIN, MARK, ANDREW CARNEGIE, THOMAS EDISON, et al.)

    Engineers Club Inaugural Banquet Commemorative of the Opening of the New Club House on which occasion Mr. Andrew Carnegie will be the guest of honor Monday, the ninth of December 1907. [New York: Engineer's Club], [1907]

    Signed by Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie (who has signed twice), and others. This event commemorated the opening of the Engineers Club’s fabulous new home at 32 West 40th Street on Bryant Park in New York.

    $12,000

  • (ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES

    A Trip to the Moon. New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893

    Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. This classic of science fiction, turned into scientific fact by Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission, was first published as De la Terre à la Lune in 1865.

    $10,000

  • GRIMKÉ, FRANCIS J

    Manuscript “Oration In Connection With Valedictory … Francis J. Grimké Charleston S. Carolina Delivered June 15th 1870.”. No place, 1870

    The life of Francis J. Grimké is one of the most compelling narratives in African American history. This is the only extant text of his otherwise unknown 1870 Valedictory Address.

    $9,500

  • PARKS, ROSA

    Autograph note signed concerning her arrest, written on an annotated photocopy of a story clipped from the Louisville Times. Louisville, 1979

    Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks, the “mother of the freedom movement,” writes, “I hope this article from the Louisville Times answers your questions. I have no regrets for my action in this incident. I expected to be arrested when the bus driver said he would called [sic] the police. I did not know what would be the reaction of the community. Rosa L. Parks.”

    $7,500

  • (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