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1. [BOOK-LETTER] Charles Lewis Slattery (1867-1930) Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and a prominent writer in the early twentieth century.  He was educated at Harvard University (1887-1891) and the former Episcopal Theological School (1891-1894) at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1894 and to the priesthood in 1895. He served as dean of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault, Minnesota from 1896-1907; rector of Christ Church, Springfield, Massachusetts (1907-1910); and rector of Grace Church, New York (1910-1922).  Slattery was Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts from 1922 to 1927, and diocesan bishop from 1927-1930. A prolific author, he received honorary doctoral degrees from the Episcopal Theological School, the University of the South at Sewanee, Trinity College, Hartford, and Harvard University. Offered here is a copy of his book "THE WORDS FROM HIS THRONE - A Study of the Cross",  1st. ed., 1927, signed & inscribed;  with brief ALS, 1911, tipped to flyleaf. No dust jacket. 4-3/4 x 7-1/4 in. Bumped corners. VG..............50-75

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2.  Mike Connors (1925-2017)  American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. In the 1959–1960 television season, he had played a crime-fighting investigator known only as "Nick" in another CBS series, Tightrope.  Signed, inscribed 8 x 10 photo. VG............40-60 

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3. [FILM] Dominic Frontiere (1931-2017)  American composer, arranger, and jazz accordionist. He is known for composing the theme and much of the music for the television series The Outer Limits. At age twelve, he played a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. After a period with a big band in the late 1940s and early 50s, Frontiere moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled at UCLA. He eventually became musical director at 20th Century Fox. He scored several films under the tutelage of Alfred and Lionel Newman, while also recording jazz music.  An association with director and producer Leslie Stevens led to several projects, such as his innovative blend of music and sound effects for The Outer Limits. He scored several iconic themes of the '60's such as The Rat Patrol, Branded, The Flying Nun, and for producer Quinn Martin The Invaders, The Fugitive, and Twelve O'Clock High. After scoring for TV shows, he went on to compose the music for the Clint Eastwood film Hang 'Em High. The title theme for that movie became a top-10 hit for the group Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He also composed the soundtrack to the 1971 motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday, which featured Steve McQueen and was directed by Bruce Brown. Frontiere became head of the music department at Paramount Pictures in the early 1970s, where he again worked on television and film scores, while concurrently orchestrating popular music albums for, among others, Chicago. Examples of Frontiere's sweeping, cinematic orchestrations appear in the opening and closing songs of the 1977 album Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg. He won a Golden Globe for the score to the 1980 film The Stunt Man. He also composed a jingle for the studio's television division. In 1986, Frontiere was incarcerated for nine months in a federal penitentiary after scalping tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl, which he obtained through his then-wife, Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere.  He was estimated to have scalped as many as 16,000 tickets, making a half million dollars in profit that he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service. Frontiere pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and one day in prison, three years probation, and fined $15,000 for failing to report income from the sale of the tickets and for lying to the IRS.  Georgia Frontiere filed for divorce shortly after Dominic's release from prison.  OFFERED HERE is a 1965 contract for composer for the movie BILLIE starring  Patty Duke. Also signed by Milton Ebbins (1912–2008) Film executive, songwriter ("Yale Blues", "Basic Boogie") and composer. Ebbins helped produce JFK’s 1961 Inaugural Ball and the subsequent 1962 JFK Anniversary Gala. In May of 1962, Ebbins escorted a very late Marilyn Monroe to Madison Square Garden where she famously — and breathlessly — sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.” He was also the man that Lawford called after speaking to Monroe the night of her death in August of 1962. Ebbins was one of the few allowed inside the White House after the JFK assassination. As the link between Washington and Hollywood, Ebbins helped Kennedy family patriarch and former ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy navigate through the movie business, not only keeping him apprised of his son-in-law’s career moves but at one point advising him against purchasing United Artists’ movie studio. At the time of his death, Ebbins was working with his friend, actor Bill Paxton, on an HBO project about the Kennedy assassination. Ebbins music career began in 1936, he formed his own orchestra, then became music director at CBS, and went to New York in 1938, joining an advertising agency's radio department. He also had been a road manager for the Jack Jenny and Count Basie orchestras, and then a personal manager.  He left his career as bandleader and became a talent manager, rising to become one of Hollywood’s top personal managers, guiding the careers of Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Billy Eckstine and singer Vic Damone. Because of Ebbins’ musical background and his adeptness at arranging scores, he had a knack for picking hit songs for his clients. He also represented actresses Elizabeth Montgomery and Patty Duke, comedian Mort Sahl and actor Peter Lawford, who Ebbins managed for 35 years. Signed in the final page 11. Fine condition....................200-300

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4. John Doolittle - signed New Hampshire document dated 1789,  8x5 in. VG..................Min. Bid $15

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5. [NASA] Donald L. Chaffee (1910-1988)  the father of astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, who was killed in the Apollo I fire in 1967.  A retired commercial real estate broker, Mr. Chaffee was a barnstorming pilot during the 1930s. He also worked as a quality-control inspector for the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.  He had a Waco double-winged plane that he flew at fairs, doing acrobatics and taking people for rides.  It was his father's passion for planes that first piqued Roger's interest in space. They were always talking aviation.  Mr. Chaffee also was a published author. His works include "On Course to the Stars," his son's biography; "More Than Bread," "Indiana's Big Top"; and poetry books "My Creed," "Blossoms in the Dust" and "Pathway to the Stars."  Offered here is a TLS, 1976, 1p, we believe was signed by Donald L. Chaffee.  Personal content..............35-45

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6. [MILITARY PHOTO]  offered here is a cdv photograph of a young child dressed in some type of uniform. No identification.  Overall 2-1/4 x 4 in. VG...............Min. Bid $10

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7. Nathan Lewis Miller (1868-1953) was an American lawyer and politician who was the 43rd Governor of New York from 1921 to 1922. Document Signed, bank check dated 1921. $100 from the Adjutant General's Office, State of New York. Fine example...........40-60

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8. [VIRGINIA] Henry A. Wise (1806-1876) American lawyer and politician from Virginia. He was a U.S. Representative and Governor of Virginia, and US Minister to Brazil. During the American Civil War, he was a general in the Confederate States Army. Document Signed, 1857 as Governor on a Justice of the Peace commission. Approx. 7-3/4 x 10 in. In 1864 Wise commanded a brigade in the Department of North Carolina & Southern Virginia. His brigade defended Petersburg and was credited with saving the city at theFirst Battle of Petersburg and to an extent at the Second Battle of Petersburg. Wise commanded a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia during the final stages of the Siege of Petersburg. He was promoted to the rank of major general after the Battle of Sayler's Creek. He was with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, where he fought bravely but urged Lee to surrender. Right edge showing some faults................200-300 

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9. Sherrard Clemens (1820-1881) politician and lawyer from Virginia and Missouri. He was a cousin to author Samuel L. Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain). He has a town named after himself which is in Marshall County West Virginia.  He was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1852, serving until 1853. Clemens was later elected back to the House in 1856, serving again from 1857 to 1861.  He was not favorably impressed by Abraham Lincoln, whom he called "a cross between a sandhill crane and an Andalusian jackass." During the Civil War, he opposed secession. He was a member of the Virginia Convention in 1861 and afterwards resumed practicing law in Wheeling. Clemens later moved to St. Louis, Missouri and resumed practicing law until his death there on June 30, 1881. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Clemens fought a duel with O. Jennings Wise, the son of Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise. Wise was uninjured in the duel, but Clemens received a severe injury to his right testicle. His signature on 6 3-1/4 in. slip. Also signed by James H. Duncan (1793-1869) congressman from Mass.  James H. Duncan is the namesake of Duncan, Illinois. VG................Min. Bid $10

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10. [ELVIS] Dawn Wells (b. 1938) American actress who is best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island. She and Tina Louise are the last surviving regular cast members from that series.  Signed 1993 First Day Cover honoring Elvis. VG.............Min. Bid $9

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11. [OPERA] Florence Hinkle (1885-1933) was an operatic soprano. She toured with the Metropolitan Opera Company. Signed & inscribed Berkeley Musical Association program. VG...........Min. Bid $10

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12. [BALLET] Anna Istomina was born Audree Thomas in Vancouver, Canada. She took up ballet as a therapeutic exercise and eventually evolved into an excellent dancer, undergoing training with June Roper. She joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1940 at the age of 15 as an apprentice dancer. As a member of the Ballet Russe, she was expected to have a Russian name and selected Anna Istomina. She danced with the company from 1940-44 and returned as a member of the company in 1952-53. She also appeared as the prima ballerina at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and as featured dancer with Mia Slavenska's company and with Venezuela's National Ballet. She was married to fellow dancer Sergei Ismailoff and eventually started a dance school in White Plains, New York. She retired from dancing in 1958. Signed & inscribed 7-1/4 x 9-1/2  in. photo. VG..................35-45

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13. [MUSIC] Brian Farnon  (1911-2010) Canadian born  actor, known for The Spike Jones Show (1957). Jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG.........Min. Bid $10


14. [TV] Judith Chapman (b. 1951) American soap opera actress, best known for roles as Natalie Bannon Hughes in As the World Turns, Charlotte Greer on Ryan's Hope, Ginny Blake Webber on General Hospital, Sandra Montaigne on One Life to Live, Anjelica Deveraux Curtis on Days of our Lives, and as Gloria Abbott Bardwell on The Young and the Restless.  Signed, inscribed 8x10 p[hoto.  Several faults to photo surface................Min. Bid $10


15. [MUSIC] The Aguilars - Berkeley Musical Association flyer signed by 4 members, 1930. Approx. 5 x 11 in. VG..............Min. Bid $10

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16. [BALLET] Julio Bocca (b. 1967)Argentine ballet dancer. Bocca spent twenty years as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. One of the most important ballet dancers of the late 20th century. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. Surface creasing................25-35

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17. John D. Van Buren Jr. (1838- 1918) American civil engineer, naval engineer, lawyer and politician from New York. He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1876 to 1877. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, he joined the Engineering Corps of the U.S. Navy and was on duty in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Steam Engineering and the Peninsula Campaign. Afterwards, he was for four years an Assistant Professor of Natural Philosophy and Engineering at the United States Naval Academy. ALS, 1871,, 2pp, as secretary to the Governor of New York. VG...................35-45

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18. John Coolidge (1906-2000) American executive, businessman, and entrepreneur with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and the first son of President Calvin Coolidge and Grace Coolidge. ALS, 1973, 1p., mentions his mother. VG.................35-45

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19. [FILM] Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000) American actor and a decorated naval officer of World War II. Signed 5 x 6 in. photo.  At first glance we thought the signature might be autopen but after more careful study we don't think it autopen. VG.................25-35

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20. Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor  (1879-1964) was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat.
She was an American citizen who moved to England at age 26. She made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons.  She served in Parliament as a member of the Conservative Party for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down. TLS,  July 9, 1947 in which she described what a wonderful time she has had visiting home in Virginia. With envelope [stamp removed].  VG..............75-100

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21. Original engraved Portrait of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841–1906) was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution. Born in 1841, Shaler studied at Harvard College under Louis Agassiz and would go on to become a Harvard fixture in his own right, as lecturer and professor of paleontology for two decades (1869–1888) and as professor of geology for nearly two more (1888–1906).  Early in his professional career Shaler was broadly a creationist and anti-Darwinist. This was largely out of deference to the brilliant but old-fashioned Agassiz, whose patronage served Shaler well in ascending the Harvard ladder. When his own position at Harvard was secure, Shaler gradually accepted Darwinism in principle but viewed it through a neo-Lamarckian lens. Shaler extended Charles Darwin's work of the importance of earthworm soil bioturbation to soil formation to other animals, such as ants.  Like many other evolutionists of the time, Shaler incorporated basic tenets of natural selection—chance, contingency, opportunism—into a picture of order, purpose and progress in which characteristics were inherited through the efforts of individual organisms.  Shaler was also an apologist for slavery and an outspoken believer in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. In his later career, Shaler continued to support Agassiz's polygenism, a theory of human origins that was often used to support racial discrimination. In his 1884 article, "The Negro Problem", published in the Atlantic Monthly, Shaler claimed that black people freed from slavery were "like children lost in the wood, needing the old protection of the strong mastering hand," that they became increasingly dominated by their "animal nature" as they grew from children into adults, and American slavery had been "infinitely the mildest and most decent system of slavery that ever existed."  In his later career, Shaler served as Harvard's Dean of Sciences and was considered one of the university's most popular teachers. He published scores of long and short treatises in his lifetime, with subjects ranging from topographical surveys to moral philosophy. Original engraved portrait, signed in pencil by the artist [Campbell - not sure about first name].  Plate mark approx. 13-1/3 x 9-3/4" plus margins. On still paper.  Light-toned line at left eye level...........100-150

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22. [US NAVAL] Ellsworth  Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Document signed 1918, 1p.  Appointment as Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Normal age wear...............75-100     

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23. [MANUSCRIPT] Dr. Frederick K. “Fritz” Solomon (née Solomonski) was born in Berlin, Germany in 1899. In 1938, when the synagogue he was serving at was torched by Nazis and he was subsequently summoned by the Gestapo, he left Germany with his wife, Margot, and emigrated to England.  While still in Europe, Solomon had studied art under the German-Jewish artists Max Liebermann, Martin Brandenburg and Eugene Spiro, and German expressionist Willy Jaeckel. In England, he continued his artistic career, exhibiting his religious and expressionistic work at various galleries throughout the country, including the Royal Academy and the Kensington Art Gallery in London, where he had a one-man show. His work is in the permanent collections of the Courtauld Institute, the Bazalel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Ben Uri Art Gallery St. John’s Wood, London (now incorporating the London Jewish Museum of Art). He was the curator of this latter gallery from 1943 to 1946.  In 1954, Solomon left England to take up a position as rabbi for Temple Beth Ha Shalom in Williamsport, PA. After three years in Pennsylvania, he sought another position and, as a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, was appointed rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in the Vedado suburb of Havana, where he wrote sermons and hosted religious services for his congregation, a part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Solomon was also active in the Jewish Progressive movement, frequently communicating with representatives of The World Union for Progressive Judaism throughout the 1950s in an attempt to officially associate his congregation with the organization.  Dr. Solomon left Havana in 1960 and relocated to Laconia, N.H., where he served as rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel until 1963. He and his wife then moved to Rochester, N.H. in 1963, where he opened the New English Art Gallery and Studio. In his later years, Solomon served as the chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Nathaniel Hawthorne College in Antrim, New Hampshire. He died in in 1980.  Offered is a an early pre-1938 typed manuscript [in German], 112 pages, signed Solomonski in pencil on blank page before title page. Approx. 8 x 13 in. Paper covers are detached.  Laid in are 3 typed pages in English saying the manuscript is about Modern Art.  INAUGURAL - DISSERTATION. VG...........250-350

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24. [MUSIC] Ivan Erod (b. 1936) Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist. AMQS on 6x4 card. Fine........60-80

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25.  [MUSIC] Lyell Cresswell (born 1944, Wellington, New Zealand) composer of contemporary classical music. He studied in Wellington, Toronto, Aberdeen and Utrecht. He moved to Scotland in the 1970s and has lived and worked in Edinburgh since 1985. He received the APRA Silver Scroll for his contribution to New Zealand music in 1979 and he won the Ian Whyte Award for the orchestral work Salm in 1978. In 1979, 1981 and 1988 he received a recommendation by the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. In 2002, Victoria University of Wellington awarded him an honorary D. Mus degree and the inaugural Elgar Bursary. AMQS from his "Cello Concerto", dated 1993. On 6x4" card. Fine........40-60

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26. [MUSIC] William Bolcom [b. 1938] American composer and pianist. He has received the Pulitzer Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, two Grammy Awards, the Detroit Music Award and was named 2007 Composer of the Year by Musical America. Bolcom taught composition at the University of Michigan from 1973-2008. AMQS, inscribed, from his 8th Symphony. 10-1/4 x 4-1/4". Two mail fold lines o/w VG.........75-100

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27. [FILM] Rudy Vallee (1901-1986)  American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. Signed 1934 bank check made out to Arthur Tanner. VG............30-40

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28. Corwin H. Spencer - capitalist. The Laclede Gas Light Co. Signed stock certificate, 1895...........30-40

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29. [BUSINESS]  Chauncey Depew (1834-1928) was an attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt's railroad interests, president of the New York Central Railroad System, and a United States Senator from New York from 1899 to 1911. Document Signed, 1896, 4pp, approx. 8 x 13".   Declaration of Trust to The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Co. VG..............100-150

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30. JAMES HASELL (d. 1785) was the acting governor of North Carolina in the summer of 1771 (and again in 1774) after William Tryon departed for his new post in New York and while Josiah Martin was delayed due to illness. He served as president of the Council from 1760 to 1775, and in that capacity performed the duties of acting governor of North Carolina on several occasions. Son of merchant James Hasell, the younger Hasell was originally from Bristol, England. He immigrated to the American colonies where he lived briefly in Philadelphia before settling in New Hanover County, North Carolina prior to 1735. Hasell married twice, first to Susannah (or Sarah) Sampson and second to Ann Sophia Von Blade Durlace. He and his first wife had a son, James.   Acquiring over 2,000 acres and three Wilmington town lots by the 1740’s, James Hasell was one of the largest landowners in New Hanover County. Having served as a justice of the peace since 1739 and having risen to social prominence, Hasell caught the attention of Governor Gabriel Johnston. In 1747 Johnston nominated Hasell to the royal Council; he was seated October 2, 1749, upon the death of Edward Moseley.  Although he had no formal legal training, much of Hasell's career in the colony was tied to the higher courts—those above the county level. He served as chief justice of the General Court (and its later offshoots, both supreme and superior courts) from 1750 to 1755, 1758, to 1759, and 1766 to 1767. In September 1753 he was named chief baron of the Exchequer Court, a largely honorary function that paid a salary of £40 a year. He retained this office until the American Revolution, resigning it temporarily in 1758 and 1766 during his brief service as chief justice. Governor Arthur Dobbs, who criticized his lack of formal training in 1754, saw fit to appoint Hasell chief justice again in 1758 on the death of Peter Henly, while Governor William Tryon praised Hasell as chief justice in 1767.


Despite his distinguished service on the bench, it was as a royal councillor that Hasell performed his major services. His work in the Council was commended by governors Dobbs, Tryon, and Josiah Martin, all of whom frequently sought his counsel, and his loyalty to the Crown was steadfast. Hasell served on the Council until it was abolished in 1775 and was its most dominant member during its final fifteen years. Martin even tried to have him made lieutenant governor in 1771. Whereas some councillors vacillated during the Stamp Act agitation in 1765, Hasell openly supported Crown policy. During the critical years just before the Revolution, he remained the only councillor on whom Governor Martin felt he could rely consistently. Hasell was president of the Council from early 1760 to 1775, and as such sometimes acted as chief executive during the governor's absence from the colony, serving, for example, after Tryon departed in 1771 and before Martin arrived. When Martin was in New York on business in January 1775, Hasell prorogued the Assembly because of the revolutionary fervor building there. In April he urged the governor to disrupt the Provincial Congress when every other councillor advised caution. As a long-time member of the executive council, Hasell held the distinction of having been present at more meetings than any other member, attending 368 meetings, just over 80 percent of the meetings for which he was responsible. In addition to his dependability, Hasell had a distinguished career on the council, serving several governors who relied upon him and commended him for his advice and unwavering loyalty to the crown. Josiah Martin, in particular, found Hasell to be his most trusted confidant and tried to have him appointed lieutenant governor. Hasell was not timid in his leadership. As acting governor in January 1775, he terminated the Assembly due to its perceived revolutionary spirit. 
   
James Hasell’s hobby was book collecting, and during his lifetime he accumulated one of the largest libraries in North Carolina. Many of his books are now in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his will, probated in 1785, Hasell left to his son James twenty pounds sterling with which to purchase mourning clothes, his own clothing, a gold watch, his riding horse, and the family “pictures.” He left his stepdaughter Ann the same amount of money designated for mourning clothes. To his wife, Sophia, he left the rest of his estate, including over 12,000 acres of land. The property was confiscated after his death, but returned to the heirs in 1802.  

Offered here is a 1p. partly-printed DS, 7 3/4" x 12 1/2", dated May 31, 1758 (w/ two 7 1/4" x 6" sheets attached to it by string, one MD(unsigned) of Court costs and a 1p. partly-printed DS, signed Jas. Hasell), all documents being State of North Carolina legal documents to the Sheriff of Anson County, notifying him that Samuel McGiliviney(?) "... lately in our Supreme Court of Justice, Oyer and Terminer, and General Goal Delivery, to be held for our Counties of Orange Rowan and Anson recovered against James Armour of the County of Anson Planter the sum of thirty six pound money in a Certain Action on the Case...," signed Jas. Hasell.  Folds (small central breaks/ holes), some edge wear, toning-- overall very good.........500-750

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31. [AMERICANA] Benjamin Greene (1764-1837) American politician from Maine. Greene spent one term in the Maine House of Representatives in 1824. During his term, he served as Speaker of the House. He was a resident of South Berwick in York County, Maine.  Greene was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 5, 1764 and graduated from Harvard in 1784, where he studied divinity. He became a Unitarian minister in Medway, Massachusetts in 1788. In 1797 or 1798, Greene was hired as principal of Berwick Academy. He studied law with Dudley Hubbard and was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1801. He died in Athens, Maine on October 15, 1837.  MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1815, 1p., approx. 8 x 9-3/4 in. Court case involving Bartholomew Nason (c. 1757-1822) & Benjamin Nason (1788-1875) the Plaintiffs against Benjamin Pierce (1757-1839)  a colonial soldier in the American Revolution and an American Democratic-Republican politician. He was the father of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. He served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1827 to 1828 and from 1829 to 1830.  Benjamin Greene is the only one who signed this document,. VG+.................100-200

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32. [FILM-THEATRE]  Victor Trivas (1896–1970)  Russian screenwriter and film director. He was nominated at the 1946 Academy Awards for Best Story for the film The Stranger, starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles.  TLS, Paris, 1935, 1-1/2pp, about 8 x 10.5 in. VG. Not translated. Appears to be theatre content..............80-120

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33. [AMERICANA] Capt. ALLEN GOODRICH [1762-1842]  a 1793 letter from Benson, Vermont by  Allen Goodrich to Asaph Coleman, Glastonbury, CT.  Allen Goodrich was a Constable at Benson,  Vermont. He writes about “that courting business” -  "the Rev. was pleased with what I had done. At the same time had half a dozen more ladies…would like to have been married to one in town. That Benson gentleman ended up marrying a woman from Sharon instead so Allen had to apologize to Hannah".  Allen’s wife Lucy writes a note to Asaphs’ wife at bottom of the page. The words “brother & sister” used frequently. Religious order?  LUCY HOLLISTER GOODRICH [1764 - 1828]. Two pages handwritten letter with address leaf, no postal marks.  Approx. 8 x 7 in. VG..................60-80

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34. Mickey Spillane (1918-2006) American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. Spillane was also an occasional actor, once even playing Hammer himself. A carbon copy of a 1955 typed letter sent to Spillane regarding the allied rights to Spillane's literary property of KISS ME DEADLY. An agreement having to do with the right to use the title Liss Me Deadly for a Blues song written by Frank DeVol.  Mickey Spillane has written and signed in green ink at the bottom.  He writes "The above subject to terms of the attached letter. Mickey Spillane." 8.5 x 11 in. Fine condition. From the Estate of Mickey Spillane ................200-300

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35. Mickey Spillane (1918-2006) American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. Spillane was also an occasional actor, once even playing Hammer himself. Offered here is a photocopy of his The Night I Died - Mike Hammer short story published in the anthology Private Eyes - although story was written in 1953, was not published until 1998.  Identified as a 1951 Unproduced Radio Drama.  This photocopy is from the Spillane estate and it is not known if there are other copies. VG. From the Estate of Mickey Spillane..........100-150

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36. [SPILLANE] typed 1951 page sent to Mickey Spillane about an incident in Lansing, Michigan where a 28 year old man was arrested on a charge of larceny. Apparently he bought a book but concealed two others under his coat and left without paying for them. According to detectives he admitted stealing the books. They were entitled MY GUN IS QUICK and VENGEANCE IS MINE, both by Spillane.  8.5 x 11 in. VG..............50-75

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37. [SPILLANE]  vintage unsigned 8x10 photo of Mickey Spillance, once owned by him. VG................50-75

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38. Part of the MANHUNT Detective Story Monthly magazine, 1952, containing Mickey Spillane's EVERYBODY'S WATCHING ME.  Contains only Spillane's story, pages 81-93 plus covers. From Mickey Spillane's personal collection. VG..........50-75

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39. [FILM] Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) American actor and producer. He won an Academy Award for Elmer Gantry in 1960. The American Film Institute ranks Lancaster as #19 of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.  Offered here is an ink signed agreement sent to Mickey Spillane.  He wants permission to use Spillane’s name in the dialogue for the film SEPARATE TABLES which will star Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Wendy Hiller and Burt Lancaster.  Dated Nov. 18, 1957.  Signed in ink by Burt Lancaster but not Spillane. Approx. 7-1/4 x 10-1/2 in. Rusted stable mark otherwise very good condition. Rare as such!............200-300

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40. [Lady with attitude] Edith A. Stoney (1869-1938) born in Dublin she was the FIRST woman medical physicist, a formidable woman who showed bravery and resourcefulness to become a most able pioneer of medical physics.  Her father was George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911) the physicist most famous for introducing the term electron as the "fundamental unit quantity of electricity".  Edith's accomplishments in science are numerous but it was her work during the First World War that perhaps she is best remembered for. Stoney was remembered for her considerable bravery and resourcefulness in the face of extreme danger, and her imagination in contributing to clinical care under the most difficult conditions of war. As a strong advocate of education for women, she enabled young graduate women to spend time on research overseas and another to enable physicists to enter medical school thanks to the fund she created. Through her work and engagements, Edith Stoney was remembered as a pioneer of medical physics. Offered here is a ALS, Dec. 30, 1909, 3-1/2 pp., to Mrs. Woodward,  the wife of  Dr. Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) American physicist and mathematician. A great letter thanking Mrs. Woodward and "President Woodward" for their visit to the Stoney home while visiting London. Woodward was dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia from 1895 to 1905, when he became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, whose reputation and usefulness as a means of furthering scientific research was widely extended under his direction. Edith mentions her father "...is old (just 84 - practically the same age as his old friend Sir William Huggins) and tied to the house...."  She also mentions her sister and says that she herself has been ill.  Approx. 4.5 x 7 in. Stamped envelope is included. Extremely rare!. Pictures showing of her is not included...............2000-3000

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41. [FRANCE] Alexandre Moreau de Jonnes  (1778-1870) French adventurer , military and official  in charge of General Statistics of France until 1851, when Alfred Legoyt succeeded him. At the age of thirteen  he was drafted by Jean-Lambert Tallien in the National Guard to serve in the minimal section keeping the King Louis XVI imprisoned in the Tuileries.   His section was controlled by the Marquis de La Fayette.  In his post, he is witness to the conspiracy of the Knights of the dagger and the day of August 10, 1791 during which held "the bloodiest battle of all those delivered in a public place during the Revolution."  In September 1791 , he returned to Rennes to resume his studies, but he was again called in garrison and his battalion was sent to the department 's Ille-et-Vilaine , in the fight against insurgents in Morbihan. It is a civil war, made ambushes, ambush, of treachery and killings. He participated in the battles of Hede and Vannes.  After these hard campaigns, Alexander is assigned as a gunner on a Navy ship, brig of war, Papillon , including the captain, a former officer of the Royal Navy, is greatly appreciated. At the age of sixteen, he is vested with functions Coxswain . The mission of the ship is to browse the ports of the Levant , to provide instructions to the consuls of the Republic of France. The mission takes place without any problems until the stop of Toulon, where they fall in the fighting between royalists and republicans . The captain did not want to take part, preferring to scuttle his ship. Alexandre was posted to the walls and in the custody of the magazine.  When the city fell to the royalists, a part of the navy engaged the British. The city is killing before being occupied by the British, then she is besieged by new French troops which stands Captain Napoleon Bonaparte , which then controls the guns. Instead resumed and the British withdrew, Alexander and a few soldiers tried unsuccessfully to prevent the fire from the arsenal and the city. He joined his building, refurbished, and manages to escape from this hell avoiding French guns and British vessels.  We have deleted much from this description [translated].  Very interesting Frenchman.  ALS, 1840, 2pp, approx. 8x12". VG............125-175

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42. [FRANCE] Louis Marie de la Haye, Vicomte de Cormenin (1788-1868) French jurist and political pamphleteer. At the age of twenty he was received advocate, and about the same time he gained some reputation as a writer of piquant and delicate poems. In 1810 he received from Napoleon I the appointment of auditor to the council of state; and after the restoration of the Bourbons he became master of requests. During the period of his connection with the council he devoted himself zealously to the study of administrative law. He was selected to prepare some of the most important reports of the council. Among his separate publications at this time are noted, Du conseil d'état envisagé comme conseil et comme juridiction dans notre monarchie constitutionnelle (1818), and De la responsabilité des agents du gouvernement . In the former he claimed, for the protection of the rights of private persons in the administration of justice, the institution of a special court whose members should be irremovable, the right of oral defence, and publicity of trial. In 1822 appeared his Questions de droit administratif, in which he for the first time brought together and gave scientific shape to the scattered elements of administrative law. These he arranged and stated clearly in the form of aphorisms, with logical deductions, establishing them by proofs drawn from the archives of the council of state. This is recognized as his most important work as a jurist. The fifth edition (1840) was thoroughly revised. In 1828 Cormenin entered the Chamber of Deputies as member for Orléans, took his seat in the Left Center, and began a vigorous opposition to the government of Charles X . As he was not gifted with the qualifications of the orator, he seldom appeared at the tribune; but in the various committees he defended all forms of popular liberties, and at the same time delivered, in a series of powerful pamphlets, under the pseudonym of Timon, the most formidable blows against tyranny and all political and administrative abuses. After the revolution of July 1830 , Cormenin was one of the 221 who signed the protest against the elevation of the Orléans dynasty to the throne; and he resigned both his office in the council of state and his seat in the chamber. He was, however, soon re-elected deputy, and now voted with the extreme Left. The discussions on the budget in 1831 gave rise to the publication of his famous series of Lettres sur la liste civile, which in ten years ran through twenty-five editions. In the following year he was elected deputy for Belley. In 1834 he was elected by two arrondissements, and sat for Joigny , which he represented until 1846. In this year he lost his seat in consequence of the popular prejudice aroused against him by his trenchant pamphlet Oui et non (1845) against attacks on religious liberty, and a second entitled Feul Feul (1845), written in reply to those who demanded a retractation of the former. Sixty thousand copies were rapidly sold. Cormenin was an earnest advocate of universal suffrage before the revolution of February 1848, and had remorselessly exposed the corrupt practices at elections in his pamphlet Ordre du jour sur la corruption électorale . After the revolution he was elected by four départments to the Constituent Assembly, and became one of its vice-presidents. He was also member and president of the constitutional commission, and for some time took a leading part in drawing up the republican constitution. But the disputes which broke out among the members led him to resign the presidency. He was soon after named member of the council of state and president of the comit du conlentieux. It was at this period that he published two pamphlets Sur l'indépendance de l'Italie ("On Italian Independence"). After the coup d'état of December 2, 1851, Cormenin, who had undertaken the defence of Prince Louis Napoleon after his attempt at Strasbourg , accepted a place in the new council of state of the empire. Four years later, by imperial ordinance, he was made a member of the Institute. One of the most characteristic works of Cormenin is the Livre des orateurs , a series of brilliant studies of the principal parliamentary orators of the restoration and the monarchy of July, the first edition of which appeared in 1838, and the eighteenth in 1860. In 1846 he published his Entretiens de village, which procured him the Montyon prize, and of which six editions were called for the same year. His last work was Le Droit de tonnage en Algérie (1860). He died at Paris, on 6 May 1868. Two volumes if his Reliquiae were printed in Paris in the same year. ALS, no date, 2pp. 4-3/4 x 7 in. VG.............80-120

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43. [FRANCE] Victor Margueritte  (1866-1942) and his brother Paul Margueritte  (1860-1918) were French novelists, both born in Algeria, were the sons of General Jean Auguste Margueritte (1823 – 1870), who after an honorable career in Algeria was mortally wounded in the great cavalry charge at Sedan and died in Belgium on 6 September 1870. An account of his life was published by Paul Margueritte as Mon père (1884; enlarged ed., 1897). The names of the two brothers are generally associated, on account of their collaboration.  Victor Margueritte wrote several theatrical "charades" and collaborated with his brother Paul on at least one pantomime: La Peur.  His novel La Garçonne (1922) was considered so shocking it caused the author to lose his Légion d'honneur.   Offered here are 4 ALSs, one being on a postcard dated 1908. The other letters are not dated.  These are written to the famous French actress Marcelle Geniat.  Marcelle Géniat.   VG.........150-250

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44. [THE WHITE HOUSE] Carl T. Curtis (1905-2000)  American politician from Nebraska. He served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives (1939–1954) and later the United States Senate (1955–1979). Ink signed 1970 White House pass.  The signature of Richard Nixon is printed. Fine..............25-35

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45. [FILM] Leslie Nielsen (1926-2010) Canadian born, naturalized American actor. Signed, inscribed 8x10 photo. VG............30-40

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