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[ART] George Ortman (1926-2015) pencil signed and inscribed poster done for his 1969 exhibition at Galeria Carl Van Der Voort, San Francisco. Approx. 22 x 16 in.  Mail folds, stamped & addressed to Merv Slotnick, at Gaylord, Michigan.  Signed in the lower right dark area to Merv. George Earl Ortman  was an American painter, printmaker, constructionist and sculptor. His work has been referred to as Neo-Dada, pop art, minimalism and hard-edge painting. His constructions, built with a variety of materials and objects, deal with the exploration off visual language derived from geometry—geometry as symbol and sign.  He studied at the Atelier 17, a printmaking school founded by the English painter and printmaker Stanley William Hayter (1949). Later that year, he left for Paris where he studied at the Atelier André Lhote (1949–50). Upon his return to New York City he studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (1950–51).  In 1970 Ortman assumed the position of Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills. His wife of 30 years died in 1991. The following year Ortman left Cranbrook. Returning to the East Coast, he moved to Castine, Maine.  In 1954 and 1960, he showed simplified geometric constructions at the Stable Gallery. This work was viewed by Donald Judd as a precursor to Minimalism. In 1965 Ortman was appointed artist in residence at Princeton University, and was honored with a retrospective at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis...................200-300

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2. BRITISH THEATRE - 7x8 in. sheet SIGNED by many British Theater Stars, among them MARIE LOHR (1890-1975), Clive Currie (1877-1935), Marjorie Playfair, Basil Foster (1882-1959), Elizabeth Allan (1908-1990), Michael Shepley (1907-1961), Alice O' Day (d. 1937), plus others. Signed on both sides...........40-60


3. [BRITAIN] Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan (1760-1837) succeeded to his title on 24 February 1811, following the death of his uncle James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan. Robert Brudenell was a keen cricketer who made eight known appearances in major cricket matches between 1790 and 1793. He was an early member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), for whose team he played most of his matches [1]. He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Marlborough in both the Parliaments of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from 1797 until 1802. Signed address panel dated June 10, 1821. Toned; dark stain just touches 1st letter "C" of his signature.............20-30



4.  (BRITISH RELIGIOUS FIGURES LOT) NICHOLAS PATRICK STEPHEN WISEMAN (1802-1865) Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, became the 1st Archbishop of #Westminster upon the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales. Clipped SIGNATURE.   COSMO GORDON LANG, 1st Baron LANG of LAMBETH (1864-1945) Archbishop of Canterbury.  SIGNATURE  EDWARD HAYES PLUMPTRE (1821-1893) English Divine//Scholar/translator also known for author of the well known hymn “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”(1865). ALS, 2pp (1862). REV. BENJAMIN WAUGH (1839-1908) Minister most noted reformist work in founding “The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children” in the late 19th Century. Queen Victoria was his 1st patron, noted author. SIGNATURE.  GEORGE HENRY LAW (1751-1845) English Prelate Bishop of Chester, ALS (1826). REV. HUGH REGINALD HAWEIS (1838-1901) Cleric/Writer. CLIPPED SIGNATURE.  HENRY PARRY LIDDON (1829-1890) Theologian/author He was a great friend of Lewis Carroll and travelled with him. SIGNATURE (1885). CHARLES JAMES BLOMFIELD (1786-1857) English Divine, Bishop of England. SIGNED address panel(1839)................75-100


5. (BRITISH RELIGIOUS FIGURES LOT)    ARTHUR PENRHYN STANLEY (1815-1881) Dean of Westminster known as Dean Stanley. SIGNATURE (1880).  NICHOLAS PATRICK STEPHEN WISEMAN (1802-1865) Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, became the 1st Archbishop of #Westminster upon the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales. SIGNED address Panel (1863). Rev. Dr. WILLIAM BROCK (1807-1875) British Divine, abolitionist. SIGNED address panel (1833). COSMO GORDON LANG, 1st Baron LANG of LAMBETH (1864-1945) Archbishop of Canterbury.  SIGNED complimentary sheet(1932). Rev. Father MARTIN CYRIL D’ARCY (1888-1978) Roman Catholic Priest, Philospher, Author.  ANS on verso of 3 ½:”x3 ½” photograph..........75-100


6. [ENGLAND] William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland PC (Ire), FRS (1745-1814) British statesman and diplomat. In 1771 Auckland published Principles of Penal Law, and soon became a recognized authority on commercial and economic questions. In 1778 he carried an Act for the improvement of the treatment of prisoners, and accompanied the Earl of Carlisle as a commissioner to North America on an unsuccessful mission to settle certain disputes with certain colonists there. SIGNED address panel postmarked 1813...........25-35


7. [ENGLAND] Sir Nicolas C. Tindal (1776-1846) celebrated English lawyer who successfully defended Queen Caroline at her trial for adultery in 1820. ALS, 1836, written on both sides of 7x9 in. sheet. Light toning; old mounting remains along one edge on back do not affect text......50-75


8. [ENGLAND] R(ichard) Cobden (1804-1865) British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League as well as with the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty. Clip signature MOUNTED. Below is article about him............25-35

 

9. [ENGLAND] Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. Brougham was the designer of the brougham, a four-wheeled, horse-drawn style of carriage that bears his name. A statue of him, inscribed "Lord Brougham," stands at the Cannes waterfront, across from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. SIGNED address panel dated 1821...........25-35


10. [BRITISH] Henry Manners Cavendish, 3rd Baron Waterpark (1793-1863) British Whig politician. Waterpark was the son of Richard Cavendish, 2nd Baron Waterpark, and his wife Juliana (née Cooper). He succeeded his father in the barony in 1830 but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. The same year he was instead elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Knaresborough, a seat he held until 1832, and then sat for Derbyshire South from 1832 to 1835. He remained out of the House of Commons for nearly twenty years but returned in 1854 when he was elected for Lichfield, and sat for this constituency until 1856. Apart from his political career he was also a Colonel in the Derbyshire Militia. SIGNED "WATERPARK" ADDRESS PANEL DATED JUNE 30, 1831....................20-30



11. [ENTERTAINMENT]  Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) was a British stage and film actress. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV. ALS, 1974, Wyndham Hotel, New York, thanking recipient for sending a Mother's Day card and that she had a lovely day with her two children. Signed Jessica Cronyn.  VG...............50-75


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12. [OPERA]  Norman Kelley (1911-2006)  American operatic tenor who had an active international career during the 1940s through the 1970s. He was notably a regular performer at the Metropolitan Opera between 1957 and 1961, and he sang in several world premieres with the New York City Opera. He also notably translated Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel into English, a version first performed in 1967 and used by opera companies to this present day.  Christmas [1980] greeting card signed inside to Franklyn Lenthall, The Theatre Museum, Boothbay, Maine. Includes the envelope addressed by Kelley including  handwritten return address.  VG.............min. bid $10

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13.  [FILM HISTORY] Bill Asher (1921-2012) American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific early television directors, producing or directing over two dozen series.  With television in its infancy, Asher introduced the sitcom Our Miss Brooks, which was adapted from a radio show. He began directing I Love Lucy by 1952. In 1964, he produced and directed Bewitched, which starred his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery. As a result of his early success, Asher was considered an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and is  credited in one magazine article for 'inventing' the sitcom. Typed memo signed "B", June 21, 1963,  To Peter Lawford [the actor], about motion picture submissions.  Mentions 4 film including CATCH 22. Very good condition...........100-150            

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14. [NOBEL PRIZE] Rudy Marcus (b. 1923)  Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Signed 5x7 photo. Fine.............50-75

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15. [ART]  Florence Grippi (1910-2010)  a talented artist in her own right, she was the wife of noted sculptor and printmaker Peter Grippe. The pair worked and exhibited beside some of the most recognizable figures in the abstract expressionist movement of the 1950s including de Kooning, Nevelson, Grippi, and Kline. Florence Grippe's works have been displayed in numerous museums, galleries, and institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, the New School for Social Research, and Boston College. Original pencil signed etching, limited to 140, dated 1985, approx. 15-1/2 x 13-1/4 in. VG. Her work is very scarce.................150-250

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16. [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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17. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Siegfried Franz Spira (1924-2007) was an inventor and innovator in photography as well as a collector of photographic equipment, images, books, and ephemera. He is credited as one of three individuals who opened up the U.S. market to quality Japanese photographic goods.  Born in Vienna, Austria, his His father was an official at the Bodencreditanstalt bank and later owned the Photohaus Spira-Ritz. Spira attended the Amerlinggymnasium until after the Anschluß, when he was forced to leave school because of his Jewish heritage. In March 1939, he left Vienna through a Kindertransport rescue mission and, as a result, spent ten months in Doncaster, England, where he attended the Percy Jackson Grammar School. He left England with his father in June 1940, sailing to North America on the SS Antonia, where the two were reunited with Spira's mother, who had arrived in New York on the SS Volendan in February of that year. Spira was also at the "forefront" of the technological revolution in lens attachments having developed a variety of filters and lens accessories that added unusual and special effects to photographs, and was "the most important" supplier of such attachments. Spira began collecting autographs relating to the history of photography in the 1960s. By the end of that decade, he had progressed to collecting historic cameras and was involved in organizing what became the American Photographic Historical Society. TLS, 1986, 1p. expressing interest in buying autographs, documents and other materials related to photography.  Also in the market for prints featuring photographers at work. VG.  Scarce!............100-150



18. [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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19. [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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20. [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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21. [SPACE]  1981 special cover UTC LIBERTY - Solid Rocket Booster Returns To Hanger.....  Min. Bid $7

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22. [THEATRE] Katharine Cornell (1893-1974)  American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer.  Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other.  Offered here is Cornell's personal SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO. credit card  [unsigned], plus a blank embossed card and a piece of of stationery. All very fine condition.............80-120


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23. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "Mrs. Nicklin", from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted the portrait of Mrs. Nicklin about 1795, when she was in her thirtieth year. She was one of Philadelphia's celebrated beauties, the wife of Mr. Philip Nicklin, and the daughter of Chief-Justice Benjamin Chew. This plate shows notable characteristics in Mr. Ferris's method of etching, he believing in finish, and striving to obtain depth of tone and suggestion of color by close and careful working. Image 7-1/4 5-1/2" plus fairly clean marhins. Top left corner is soiled.........75-100 
  
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24. [ART] Richard Huntington  (b. 1936)  American painter, printmaker, and writer, is Critic Emeritus at The Buffalo News and has written for High Performance magazine, ARTnews, and Art New England. He was a catalog essayist for the exhibition Artpark: 1974-1984 at UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts; Forty: The Sabres and the NHL at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Duayne Hatchett, Form, Pattern, and Invention, the catalogue for a retrospective exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo (2009).   In 2007, Huntington won the Associated Press First Award for Criticism and earlier, among a number of residencies, served as visiting critic at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C. From 1982 to 1985, he was Visual Arts Director at Artpark in Lewiston, New York. He has shown his art nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, New York (2008-2009); the Albright-Knox Collectors Gallery, Buffalo (2008); and the JR Konsthallen, Linkping, Sweden (2007). In 2010, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery included his work in the international biennial Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents. In 2009, The Carey Berkus Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, included his work in a group show representing Mexican and American artists. Huntington holds a BFA from Syracuse University and a Master of Art and Humanities from the University at Buffalo. He divides his time between Buffalo and the town of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. Offered here is a graphite drawing, pencil signed and dated (19)69, image 15 x 11 in. VG..........200-300

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25. Memorial of CAPTAIN ISAAC HULL, U.S. NAVY, For compensation for advances, services as Navy Agent, at the navy yard, Washington. 6 pp., about 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 in. A printed government document, 22d Congress, 2d Session, Jan. 3, 1833. Isaac Hull (1773-1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. He commanded several famous U.S. naval warships including USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"). VG..........30-50

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26. André Henri Constant van Hasselt (1806-1874) Flemish poet. Van Hasselt's fame has continued to increase since his death. A series of tributes to his memory are printed in the Poesies choisies (1901), edited by M. Georges Barral for the Collection des poètes français de l'etranger. This book contains a biographical and critical study by Jules Guillaume, and some valuable notes on the poet's theories of rhythm. Rare signed 4 page handwritten poem titled "Adieu", dated 1928. Very early example. VG............100-150

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27. [ART] Ruth Levy Guinzburg (1898 - ) American artist who studied with Fernand Leger in Paris. Her work 1922-1944 was exhibited at the Grand Central Galleries, NY.  Offered here is an 1953 [plate signed] original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8 in. VG.........80-120

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28. [ART] Chaim Gross (1904-1991) was an American sculptor and educator.  In 1977, Gross had three retrospective exhibitions: at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, followed by the Montclair Art Museum; and the Jewish Museum (Manhattan). The Jewish Museum's exhibition catalog featured an important essay on Gross by art historian and modern American sculpture specialist Roberta K. Tarbell, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. Offered here is an 1956 [plate signed] original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8 in. VG.........80-120

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1803 Murder in Pioneer Kentucky

29. Offered here is a 1803 pioneer Kentucky document appointing guards for Thomas Pairpoint, accused of murder.  The jail is in Hardin County, Kentucky. The body of the document, and the signature are all written in the same hand.  Although signed Christopher Bush constable, it mostly likely was written out by Ben Helm, the clerk of the court.  Christopher Bush Sr. was in fact the constable at this time but he was illiterate and therefore could not written or signed this document.  Christopher Bush Jr. was only 10 or 11 years old in 1803. CHRISTOPHER BUSH (Sr.) was said to have been born in Holland about 1730, and came to America circa 1750, and to Kentucky at the end of the Revolutionary War. He died 1813. Thomas Lincoln [Abe's  father] was probably more involved with Bush and his children than anyone else in Kentucky. Bush was a farmer, a constable of Hardin County, and Captain of Patrollers. Thomas Lincoln served as a patroller under him. Christopher's son Isaac had a close relationship with Thomas, having made a flatboat trip with him to New Orleans [1806]. He lent him money and sold Tom the Sinking Spring farm where the future president was born. And, of course, Christopher's daughter, Sarah, married Abe's father and raised young Abraham Lincoln. Anything concerning the Bush family from Kentucky should be considered extremely scarce. The  clerk who penned this document was BEN HELM (1767-1858)  known as "Kitchen Knife Whetted on a Brick." (See the Manuscript magazine, Winter, 1991, p. 24). He was a surveyor, state senator, clerk of Hardin Co. courts; major in War of 1812; purchased the farm owned by Christopher Bush, father of Mrs. Sallie [Bush] Johnston Lincoln, step-mother of Abraham Lincoln. He was a partner, in the general store business, with Duff Green [later  statesman] in the early frontier days of Kentucky. It is likely that young Abe Lincoln visited his store often in his early youth. Condition:  excellent condition; irregular right edge. Another interesting Bush-Lincoln connection had do do with Sarah Bush who was the girl friend of Tom Lincoln before Tom and Isaac Bush took their flatboat trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans.  While on their trip Sarah Bush married Daniel Johnston in 1806.  When Tom Lincoln and Isaac Bush returned to the Elizabethtown, Ky. area, Sarah having married Johnston, he then married Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.  After Nancy died in 1818, Thomas returned to Elizabethtown, as he had heard that Sarah Bush Johnston was then a widow. His proposal was apparently: "I have no wife and you no husband. I came a-purpose to marry you. I knowed you from a gal and you knowed me from a boy. I've no time to lose: and if you're willin' let it be done straight off." The two decided to marry and Lincoln paid her outstanding debts.  Sarah and Thomas married on December 2, 1819 in an old log house on Main Street in Elizabethtown. He brought her and her three children, who ranged from 8 to 13 years of age, to his farm in Indiana, where she became stepmother to Abe Lincoln.................200-300

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30. [ART] William Powell Frith RA (1819-1909)  English painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1853, presenting The Sleeping Model as his Diploma work.  He has been described as the "greatest British painter of the social scene since Hogarth".  Signature, with sentiment on p[ostcard, 1904. VG.................50-75

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31. FIRST FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR NASA - WILLENE WHISENHANT (1930-2015) she was a renowned photographer who was the first female photographer for NASA. From 1962 to 1965, Whisenhant, who was a native of Texas, was the staff photographer for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. During her tenure there she shot photos of astronauts, worked with CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite on a story about astronaut John Glenn, and photographed President John F. Kennedy. Growing up in Livingston, Texas, Willene Whisenhant probably couldn't have imagined sipping lemonade on Air Force One with the president. She most likely didn't think she'd be the first woman ordained into an all-male club. And the idea of being the first and only female photographer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), couldn't have possibly drifted into even her wildest daydreams. Later on, Whisenhant learned that President John F. Kennedy wanted her up front because, as he explained, when he first met his wife, then Jacqueline Bouvier, she was a struggling photographer and no one would give her a break. He therefore wanted Whisenhant to be front and center. That same day, the president asked his men to take the photographer up to Air Force One and give her some lemonade. Offered here is a lithograph picture of The Original astronauts.  The signature below are printed. Whisenhant has written at the top "-ALL 16-".  10 x 8 in. Provenance: from the files of Willene Whisenhant.  We are not sure if she took this photo although when she wrote on a photograph we assume that she was the photographer. VG.............100-150

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32. [SPACE] WILLENE WHISENHANT (1930-2015) she was a renowned photographer who was the first female photographer for NASA. From 1962 to 1965, Whisenhant, who was a native of Texas, was the staff photographer for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. During her tenure there she shot photos of astronauts, worked with CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite on a story about astronaut John Glenn, and photographed President John F. Kennedy. Growing up in Livingston, Texas, Willene Whisenhant probably couldn't have imagined sipping lemonade on Air Force One with the president. She most likely didn't think she'd be the first woman ordained into an all-male club. And the idea of being the first and only female photographer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), couldn't have possibly drifted into even her wildest daydreams. Later on, Whisenhant learned that President John F. Kennedy wanted her up front because, as he explained, when he first met his wife, then Jacqueline Bouvier, she was a struggling photographer and no one would give her a break. He therefore wanted Whisenhant to be front and center. That same day, the president asked his men to take the photographer up to Air Force One and give her some lemonade. Offered here is a lithograph picture of John Glenn. Whisenhant has written at the bottom "Glenn." Provenance: from the files of Willene Whisenhant. VG.............100-150

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33. [FRANCE]  Leopold Durangel  (1828-1898)  French painter.  ALS, Paris, 1876, 3pp,  5-1/8 x 8-1/8 in.  To Claudius Popelin, the author and secretary of Princess Bonaparte. VG.........75-100

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34. [MUSIC] Lorin Maazel [1930-2014] conductor, composer and violinist. Signed, inscribed 5x7 photo. VG.......25-35

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FINE EXAMPLE OF PHOTO-JOURNALISM

35. SUBJECT: Douglas MacArthur - 1951 vintage International News Photo [Heart] of "General of the Army Douglas MacArthur pauses in his speech before the joint meeting of congress to take a sip from a glass of water. Soon after came his solem warning: "There are some who would appease Red China. They are blind. History teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier wars." Seated on the rostrum behind MacArthur is Vice President Alben Barkley. Photo was taken by Frank Jurkoski. 7x9 in., INP caption still attached. Jurkoski was a noted photojournalist. VG...............100-150

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36. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha, PC (1893-1957) was a British Liberal, then National Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and Cabinet Minister. He later joined the Conservative Party. He proved highly successful in modernizing the British road system in 1934–37 as Minister of Transport. As Secretary of War, 1937–1940, he feuded with the commanding generals and was removed in 1940. Anti-semitism played a role in blocking his appointment as Minister of Information. His biographer compares his strong and weak points: He was a brilliant speaker, a warm and engaging personality, a go-getter and a persistent driver, a master of the unconventional or indirect approach, a patriot and a man of moral and physical courage, not a great intellect but an original with a flair for imaginative gestures and for public relations. He also had personal weaknesses. He was extremely self-centred and had a fine conceit of himself. At times he was accused of sharp practice.... Sharp practitioner or not, [his] quickness of mind and tongue, and transparent ambition to be seen to succeed, made him vulnerable to smears.... His over-assertiveness...led him to appear inconsiderate of the feelings and views of others. He was a brilliant speaker, a warm and engaging personality, a go-getter and a persistent driver, a master of the unconventional or indirect approach, a patriot and a man of moral and physical courage, not a great intellect but an original with a flair for imaginative gestures and for public relations. He also had personal weaknesses. He was extremely self-centred and had a fine conceit of himself. At times he was accused of sharp practice.... Sharp practitioner or not, [his] quickness of mind and tongue, and transparent ambition to be seen to succeed, made him vulnerable to smears.... His over-assertiveness...led him to appear inconsiderate of the feelings and views of others. Offered here is a TLS, 1932, 1p, to P.J. hannon - agrees to  accept an invitation.  VG.................Min. Bid $10

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37. [CONFEDERATE]  Howell Cobb (1815-1868)  American political figure. A southern Democrat, Cobb was a five-term member of the United States House of Representatives and Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851. He also served as the 40th Governor of Georgia (1851–1853) and as a Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan (1857–1860).  Cobb is, however, probably best known as one of the founders of the Confederacy, having served as the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States. Delegates of the Southern slave states declared that they had seceded from the United States and created the Confederate States of America. Offered here is a CLIP SIGNATURE, approx. 4.5 x 1/2 in. Appeared to be toned or on light brown paper. Picture of Cobb in not included............100-200

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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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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. [Scottish] Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832) Scottish jurist, politician and historian. He is said to have been one of the most cultured and catholic-minded men of his time. His studies and sympathies embraced many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, and worked also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician. Signed address panel dated 1819......20-30



41.   (British Literature)   Leonard Alfred George Strong (1896 – 1958) highly popular novelist, critic, historian and poet, and published under the name "L. A. G. Strong." TLS, 1950, 1p.  Laurence Meynell (1899-1989) writer, journalist and estate agent who also wrote as Valerie Baxter, Robert Eton, Geoffrey Ludlow and A Stephen Tring. ALS, 1945 5pp.     Sir Sidney James Mark Low (1857-1932) journalist, historian, and essayist. He was the editor of the St. James's Gazette from 1888 to 1897, and was a leader writer and literary editor for the Standard. He was the paper's special correspondent on a number of occasions, covering such events as the visit of the Price of Wales to India, the coronation of Haakon VII of Norway and the Hague Conference of 1907. During the First World War he was a journalist in France and Italy, and edited the wireless service of the Ministry of Information. ALS, 1920.   Euphemia Margaret Tait (1866-1946) Mystery Novelist – She used a pseud of John Ironside under this name she wrote 8 novels including her famous “The Call Box Mystery”.  ALS as (John Ironside), 1909, 1p (trimmed on left side).     Frederick Edward de Neuflize "Eric" Ponsonby, 10th Earl of Bessborough (1913- 1993) diplomat, businessman, playwright, Conservative politician, and peer.  He was the author of plays and other works.  SIGNED House of Lords card, 1989 (4x6).    George Emlyn Williams, CBE (1905- 1987) Welsh dramatist and actor. In addition to stage plays, Williams wrote a number of film screenplays, working with Alfred Hitchcock (on The Man Who Knew Too Much), signed 1959 program. Ida A.R. Wylie  (1885-1959) SIGNED  5x3 card, 1953...............80-120



42.    (BRITISH RELIGOUS  LOT)  William W. How (1823 – 1897) In 1888 he was made the first bishop of Wakefield. His sermons were straightforward, earnest and attractive; and besides publishing several volumes of these, he wrote a good deal of verse, including such well-known hymns as Who is this so weak and helpless, Lord, Thy children guide and keep and For All the Saints.  CLIPPED SIGNATURE, from ALS.   John Richardson Selwyn (1844 – 1898) Anglican priest who became the second Bishop of Melanesia and then the second Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. His father was the first Bishop of New Zealand who gave his name to Selwyn College, Cambridge.  Like his father, Selwyn rowed for Cambridge and took part in the Boat Races of 1864 and 1866, both of which were won by Oxford.] In 1864 he won the Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta partnering Robert Kinglake and beating Edwin Brickwood and his brother in the final. He served as curate of All Saints Church, Alrewas, Staffordshire from 1869 to 1870, then curate of St George's, Wolverhampton from 1870 to 1871, before promotion to Vicar of St George's. He also served as honorary chaplain to Queen Victoria.  ALS, 1894, 2pp.  Henry Ignatius Dudley Ryder (1837- 1907) Roman Catholic priest of the Birmingham Oratory and controversialist. Ryder's lifelong connection with John Henry Newman and the Oratory began as a private pupil, when he was about twelve years old.  Clipped SIGNATURE from ALS. Hugh Richard Lawrie "Dick" Sheppard (1880- 1937) English Anglican priest, Dean of Canterbury and pacifist. From 1924, when Sheppard provided the first service ever broadcast by the BBC, his broadcast sermons gave him national fame. Having become a pacifist, he articulated a vision of a non-institutional church in The Impatience of a Parson (1927). Sheppard was partly responsible for the annual Festival of Remembrance that takes place in the Albert Hall, London on the first Saturday in November before Remembrance Sunday.   SIGNATURE, mounted to card.  George Anthony Denison (1805 -1896) Church of England priest. Archdeacon Denison represented the extreme High Tory party not only in politics but in the Church, regarding all progressive movements in education or theology as abomination.  He edited The Church and State Review (1862–1865). Secular state education and the conscience clause were anathema to him. ALS, 1887, 3pp.   John Keble  (1792 –1866) English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Keble College, Oxford was named after him. He wrote  'The Christian Year', which appeared in 1827, and met with an almost unparalleled acceptance. Though at first anonymous, its authorship soon became known, with the result that Keble was in 1831 appointed to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford In his essay on Tractarian Aesthetics and the Romantic Tradition, Gregory Goodwin claims that The Christian Year is "Keble’s greatest contribution to the Oxford Movement and to English literature.". SIGNATURE............Min. Bid $40



43. Francis George Godolphin D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds (1798-1859) British peer and politician. ALS, nd, 2-1/2 pp..........Min. bid $10



44. IOWA - 1916 stock certificate for the First National Bank, Newton, Iowa. 10-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. Folds............Min. Bid $10

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45.  [GREAT BRITAIN] mixed lot: [1] Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794-1870) British soldier, peer and long-standing Conservative Member of Parliament. Hotham was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Beaumont Hotham and Philadelphia Dyke. His father died when he was five years old. Hotham fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and later achieved the rank of General. In 1814 he had succeeded his grandfather as third Baron Hotham, but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL postmarked 1834. [2] Thos. R. Macquoid [1820-1912] Brit. artist. Clip signature. [3] Caroline Norton (1808-1877) Brit. society beauty, author. Clip signature. [4] Henry Moore (1831-1895) English marine and landscape painter. In rendering of wave movement, in veracity of color and texture, and in subtle atmospheric effects he has few rivals. He was elected an academician in 1893. CLIP SIGNATURE. Very good example. [5] Alfred Austin (1835-1913) English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Tennyson. SIGNATURE with sentiment, 1908. VG. [6] James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe (1776-1845) English statesman. He was commissioned into the 48th Foot in 1790, transferred to the 7th Foot in 1791, and purchased a Captaincy in the 72nd Foot in 1793. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in 1797 and became Colonel of the 12th Foot six months later. In 1797 he transferred to the Grenadier Guards, but resigned his commission in 1801. He then devoted himself to politics, sitting in parliament as a Tory. His attitude on various questions became gradually more Liberal, and his support of Catholic emancipation lost him his seat in 1826. He was then raised to the peerage as Baron Wharncliffe of Wortley, a recognition both of his previous parliamentary activity and of his high position among the country gentlemen. At first opposing the Reform Bill , he gradually came to see the undesirability of a popular conflict, and he separated himself from the Tories and took an important part in modifying the attitude of the peers and helping to pass the bill. SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL dated 1826. [7] Edwin Long [1829-1891] Brit. painter. Sig. w/ sentiment. [8] Thomas Wakley [1795-1862]. English surgeon. Founder (1823) of The Lancet, weekly medical paper in which he campaigned for various medical and public health reforms; M.P. (1835-52). Signed ADDRESS PANEL postmarked 1835. Mounted. [9] Henry Fawcett [1833-1884] Eng. statesman. CLIP SIGNATURE. [10] C. Napier Hemy [1841-1917] Brit. artist. Signature, 1910............100-150


46.  (BRITISH WOMEN NOTABLES) LADY DIANA COOPER, Viscountess NORWICH (1892-1986) Socialite/Actress married to diplomat Duff Cooper. ALS, no year.  DEOBRAH VIVIEN CAVENDISH, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (nee the Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford) (1920).  Last surviving of the 6 notable Mitford Sisters, author, Socialite.  SIGNED postcard photograph on verso. MARGARET LONGBOTTOM WINTRINGHAM (1879-1955) Suffragist, Politician, 2nd woman to be in Parliament. SIGNATURE (1926).  MARY SUMNER (1828-1921) Founder of the “Mother’s Union”.  SIGNATURE (1900).  VIOLET, DUCHESS OF RUTLAND (1883-1946) & JOHN H. BRINSLEY MANNERS, Duke of RUTLAND (1852-1925) British Statesman and parents of Lady Diana Manners Cooper. GLADYS, COUNTESS DE GREY AND COUNTESS RIPON (1859-1917) Socialite, one of the most celebrated women of her time, she brought Diagliev and Nijinsky to London.  Clipped SIGNATURE.  (Queen Mary) ALS, dated 1951 from Marlborough House thanking recipient for expression received on the health of the king, signed Lady in Waiting  “Margaret ?).  EMILY MARY COWPER TEMPLE, Viscountess PALMESTON (1787-1869) Wife of Lord Palmeston, Prime Minister of England.  ALS, 2pp, no date.  LUCY CAROLINE CAVENDISH, Lady FREDERICK CAVENDISH (1841-1925) She was a pioneer in Women’s Education, Maid of Honor to Queen Victoria.  She married Lord Frederick Cavendish, MP, who was Assassinated by Irish Nationalists the day he took office as Chief Sec. of Ireland.  ANS (1909).  BERYL GRAVES (1915-2003) Editor and “Muse” wife of famed poet Robert Graves. ALS (1982).  KATHARINE MARJORY STEWART-MURRAY, Duchess of ATHOLL (1874-1960) Politician.  TLS (1934).................150-200


47. (ROYALTY LOT) HRH PRINCE FREDERICK KARL AUGUST OF WURTTEMBURG (1808-1870), son of Prince Paul and father of William II, King of Wurttemberg.  SIGNATURE.  PRINCESS MARIA IMMACULATA of SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA (1901-1940)  Grandaughter of King Ludwig II.  SIGNATURE (large). HRH PRINCE FIREDRICH WILHELM CARL OF SOLMS-BRAUNFELS (1812-1875) SIGNATURE.  PRINCE FREDRICK OF HESSE (1747-1837) Youngest member of the dynasty that ruled the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, he also was a Danish General. SIGNATURE with 1 line dated 1819. HRH GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE (1819-1904) grandson of King George III , Commander in Chief of the Army (1856-1895). SIGNED address panel (1881). SIR ANGUS  OLGILVY (1928-2004) Businessman and husband of HRH Princess ALEXANDRA (1936) Cousin to Queen Elizabeth. SIGNATURE, with unsigned photograph of the royal family...............80-120


48. (BRITISH MILITARY NOTABLES LOT) FIELD MARSHALL GARNET J, WOLSELY,1st Viscount Wolseley (1833-1913 Esteemed British Soldier of the 19th Century. SIGNATURE.  LT. GENERAL SIR EDWARD IAN C. JACOB (1899-1993)  MilitaryAssistant to PM Churchill during WW2. SIGNED FDC.  GENERAL SIR ALEXANDER FRANK PHILIP CHRISTISON (1893-1993) Military Commander during WW2. ALS (1981).  WALTER J. MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT, 0th Duke of Queensberry (1894-1973) Commander of the 4th KosBs, Captain-Gen. of the Royal Co. of Archers, brother to HRH Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. TNS (1936).  COMMANDER ARCHIBALD BRUCE CAMPBELL (1881-1966) Naval Officer, Broadcaster. SIGNATURE on card (1942). VICE ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM J. HOPE (1766-1831) Royal Navy who had experienced fleet actions, disputes with the Royalty. He served with Nelson, Duncan and Keith.  SIGNED address label (1827).  COMMANDER EDWARD WHIEHEAD (1908-1978) British Royal Navy, a veteran of the South Pacific campaign, known later as the Schweppes Tonic Water spokesperson.  TLS (1966). BRIGADIER ARTHUR V. WELLESLEY, 8th Duke of Wellington (1915) saw service during WW2 with the Royal Horse Guards, commanded the 22nd Armoured Brigade, served in the British Army of the Rhine. SIGNATURE (1991)...............100-150


49. A. Oakey Hall (1826-
1898) was an American politician, lawyer, and writer. He served as Mayor of New York from 1869 to 1872 as a Republican. Hall, known as "Elegant Oakey", was a model of serenity and respectability. Recent historians have disputed the older depiction of Hall as corrupt or as a front man for a corrupt political order. CLIP SIGNATURE, approx. 5 x 1-1/2 in. VG...............Min. Bid $10


50. Edgar W. Nye (1850-1896) was an American humorist. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang. CLIP SIGNATURE, approx. 5 x 2-1/2 in.............Min. Bid $5


51. Lyman J. Abbott (1835-1922) American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Signed 4-1/4 x 2-3/4 in. card. Dated 1921. VG..................Min. Bid $10


52. Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929) American lawyer and politician from Alabama, and also a candidate for President of the United States in 1912 and 1924. He was the first formally designated floor leader in the United States Senate, and the only individual to serve as the Democratic leader in both the Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Signature removed from album page, approx. 5-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. VG..................Min. Bid $7


53.
[BRITISH] Louise Creighton, née von Glehn (1850-1936) British author of books on historical and socio-political topics, and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. CLIP SIGNATURE..........25-35

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54. Eleanor Painter (1891 - 1947) American opera singer. She had a successful career of almost two decades. Pencil signature on card with sentiment. 3-1/2 x 2 in. VG..................Min. Bid $8


55.
Commodore John Downes (1786 -1854) was an officer in the United States Navy, whose service covered the first half of the 19th century. Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Downes in honor of him. Clip signature. 2-3/4 x 3/4 in. Closely cropped............Min. Bid $5


56.
John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) American Methodist Episcopal bishop. Clip signature............Min. Bid $1


57.
George Madden Martin (1866-1946) American fiction writer. ANS, 1924. About 3.5 x 2.5 in.......Min. Bid $4


58. 
Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) U.S. Representative from Connecticut, father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour. Clip signature..............Min. Bid $1


59.
William Howitt (1792-1879) English author. Clip signature..............Min. Bid $2


60.
Emma Speed Sampson author who wrote the last 5 books from The Bluebird Books series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. Signature, inscribed [pencil] 1923...........Min. Bid $1


61.
James Parton (1822-1891) England-born American biographer. He was the most popular biographer of his day in America. AQS, New York, March 10, 1864. "I welcome Maryland to the union of Free States! Jas. Parton." VG..............Min. Bid $10


62.
Alice May (1847 -1887), sometimes known as Louise Allen, was an English singer and actress, perhaps best remembered as the creator of the soprano role of Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer (1877). Clip signature. Light stain. About 7 x 3 in..............Min. Bid $7


63. Ludmilla Pitoeff (1895-1951) French actress of Russian origin. Signed vintage photograph, approx. 3 x 6 in. VG................25-35

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64. [ENGLAND] James Cecil, 1st Marquess of Salisbury, KG PC (1748-1823) British nobleman and politician. Salisbury was returned to Parliament for Great Bedwyn in 1774, a seat he held until 1780, and briefly represented Launceston and Plympton Erle in 1780. In the latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom of Salisbury and entered the House of Lords. He served under Lord North as Treasurer of the Household between 1780 and 1782 and under William Pitt the Younger and then Henry Addington as Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1783 and 1804. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1780 and created Marquess of Salisbury, in the County of Wiltshire, in 1789.  He later served as Joint Postmaster General under Lord Liverpool from 1816 to 1823. He also held the honorary post of Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire between 1771 and 1823. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1793. Offered here a signed address panel postmarked 1821, approx. 5 x 2-3/4 in. Accompanied by some engravings. VG.................50-75

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65. SIR WALTER BESANT (1836-1901) English Novelist and Historian Prolific writer of novels main Novels Children of Gibeon, Dorothy Forster, Conditions of Men, he also wrote largely on the history and topography of London in the 18th century. ALS (1887), 2pp, 4.5 x 6.5 in.  VG............75-100


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General McClellan runs for President

66. HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1864  Most of the front page is taken up with a print: "General Hunt and Major Duane, Chief of Artillery & Chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac" with a related article. Other prints within include: "The Sixth Corps in Action on the Opequan" "Early's Army Falling Back Upon Winchester" "Major-General David B. Birney" "Major-General E.  O. C. Ord" "Major-General George Crook" "Major-General Torbert"; a nice full page: "Rebels Moving South From Atlanta" "Major-General Richard J. Oglesby" "View of the State Railroad Depot at Atlanta, Georgia" "Sallyport at Fort Morgan, Mobile Point, After Its Surrender". The doublepage centerfold is a nice Thomas Nast print with 18 vignettes titled: "The Chicago Platform" is actually a parody of the Democratic Convention for the Presidency, which supported General George McClellan. The back page has two cartoons; "A British Bantling" and "A Ruined Peace Democrat!!!" Complete in 16 pages.  VG................60-80

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67. Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (1892-1955) was a writer, poet and professor at Wells College (1921–1934) and Bowdoin College (1934–1955). He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1936. ALS, 1946, written from Brunswick, Maine, 1p, 8.5 x 11 in. To Ruthalia Keim who has invited Coffin to come and read/speak to students at The Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, Mass.  He accepts invitation and tells her about his recent health problems that he is recovering from.  Excellent condition.........75-100

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68.
Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (1892-1955) was a writer, poet and professor at Wells College (1921–1934) and Bowdoin College (1934–1955). He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1936. ALS, 1930, written from Wells College, 2pp, 8 x 10 in. To Ruthalia Kei. Literary content. VG..........75-100

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69. [ROCK MUSIC] Marty Balin (1942-2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.  Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 photo. VG..................100-150

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The following lots are from the personal collection of Roseslind Russell, the American Actress.


70. Rosalind Russell (1907-1976) American actress. Offered here are 2 color photographs [unsigned] from her personal collection. In the one showing her with 3 men it is her husband Freddie to her left side. 7x5 each. It is possible that no other copies of these photos exist elsewhere. Scarce............50-75

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71.
Rosalind Russell (1907-1976) American actress. Offered here is a 8x10 photo of Rosalind with Henry Kissenger, 8x10. There is surface discoloring along bottom left side of photo. Accompanied by a typed thank you card from Kissenger..................50-75

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72. [ROSALIND RUSSELL] Mamie Doud Eisenhower (1896-1979) wife of United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961. TLS, Dec. 13, 1960, 1p. To Rosalind Russell [the actress] and Freddie, her husband. Thank you letter for Christmas gift. Mounting traces show thru around edges.  ALSO a 1958 Western Union telegram from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Freddie and Rosalind Russell. Thanks for good wishes on his birthday.  Mounted to another sheet. ALSO an unsigned SUPERB 10 x 8 photo showing President Eisenhower, Mamie, Rosalind and 2 others. Photo is in very good condition. 3 items from Rosalind Russell's personal collection..............200-300

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73. [ROSALIND RUSSELL] unsigned vintage 10 x 8 in. photograph from the personal collection of Rosalind Russell, the actress. Group shot showing Rosalind Russell, Mamie Eisenhower, Natalie Wood, Lee Remick, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Lemmon, Karl Malden and 3 others not identified. VG..................50-75

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74. [ROSALIND RUSSELL] Jack Valenti (1921-2007)  was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world. Valenti served as liaison with the news media during President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson's November 22, 1963 visit to Dallas, Texas, and Valenti was in the presidential motorcade. Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Valenti was present in the famous photograph of Lyndon Johnson's swearing-in aboard Air Force One, and flew with the new president to Washington. He then became the first "special assistant" to Johnson's White House and lived in the White House for the first two months of Johnson's presidency.  In 1964, Johnson gave Valenti the responsibility to handle relations with the Republican Congressional leadership, particularly Gerald Ford and Charles Halleck from the House of Representatives, and the Senate's Everett Dirksen. Offered here is a TLS, The White House, May 2, 1966, 1p. to Freddie Brisson, husband of Rosalind Russell.  Written as he is leaving politics  for motion pictures.  Mounted o/w VG..............50-75

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75. ( DUKES OF BEAUFORT LOT)   Duke of Beaufort is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by Charles II in 1682.  4 SIGNATURES - Henry Somerst (1844-1803) 5th Duke - Master of the Horse to Queen  Charlotte, Lord Lt. of Leistershire and Brecknockshire, CLIPPED SIGNATURE.    HENRY CHARLES SOMERSET (1766-1835) 6th Duke Tory member of Parliment, Lord Lt. of Monmouthsire, Gloucestershsire, HIgh Steward of Bristol CLIPPED SIGNATURE.   HENRY SOMERSET, Maj. (1792-1853) 7th Duke - British Military Soldier, Aide de Camp to the DUKE of WELLINGTON in Portugal and Spain. Member of Palrlimen, LORD OF the ADMIRALTY, High Steward of Bristol - SIGNED ADDRESS PANEL.    Captain Henry Charles FitzRoy SOMERSET (1824-1899) 8th Duke- British Soldier and Politician-Aide de Camp to the Duke of WELLINGTON and also Viscount HARDINGE, Member of Parliment, Master of the horse to QUEEN VICTORIA, Privy Counsellor.    CLIPPED SIGNATURE, from ALS...........75-100




76. (LORD CHANCELLORS OF ENGLAND LOT)    SIGNATURES in Various Forms - Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, 1st Baron St Leonards PC (1781 –1875).  Rounell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne PC (1812–1895) He served twice as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Clipped SIGNATURE - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714 –1794) English lawyer, judge and Whig politician who was first to hold the title of Earl of Camden.  Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury PC, QC (1800 – 1873)   Charles Christopher Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham PC KC (1781 –1851) He was twice Lord Chancellor.  Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine  ( 1750 - 1823) He served as Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom between 1806 and 1807. Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane (1856 –1928), was an influential Liberal Imperialist and later Labour politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912 during which time the "Haldane Reforms" were implemented. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Haldane in 1911, he was Lord Chancellor between 1912 and 1915, when he was forced to resign because of his supposed and unproven German sympathies..............80-120


77.  [FRANCE] Charles Axel Guillaumot (1730-1817) French architect.  Born in Stockholm to French parents, he entered the Académie royale d'architecture in 1770. He was made the first Inspecteur Général des Carrières de Paris when it was created by a decree of Louis XIV on 4 April 1777 and held the post until 1791 and then from 1796 until his death (the longest-ever holder of the office).  In this role he mapped the mines of Paris to enable better maintenance of public roads and royal buildi