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  • PATTON, GEORGE S

    Signed photograph of George Patton on a tank. North Africa, 1943

    A tremendous signed photograph of George Patton on a tank in North Africa in World War Two.

    $15,000

  • (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.

    $15,000

  • (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

  • WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL

    Autograph letter signed on Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle, to an unnamed recipient in Dublin. Dorset, December 10, 1889

    In this splendid letter Alfred Russel Wallace praises Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle: “Darwin’s Naturalist’s Voyage is considered one of the best & most interesting books of the kind ever written, & I am sure you will not regret purchasing it . . .”

    $12,500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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