Auction 12.06.1996

Christie's
New York, East

Date of the auction: 12.06.1996

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ADAMS, JOHN, President. Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") as...

ADAMS, JOHN, President. Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") as President, withdrawing his nomination of H.P. Schuyler as Captain of Infantry. N.p. [Washington D.C.], 14 January 1799. One page, 8vo, docketed on verso. "I have received information that it is the desire of Mr. H.P. Schuyler that his

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President. Autograph letter signed ("J.Q. Adams") as...

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President. Autograph letter signed ("J.Q. Adams") as Secretary of State under Monroe, to Mr. Kias Pimpton, regarding property that was captured by the British Government. Washington D.C., 28 October 1818. One page, 4to, some mat burning at edges; matted and framed with an

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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ADLER, ALFRED. 2 autograph letters signed, one typed letter signed and one...

ADLER, ALFRED. 2 autograph letters signed, one typed letter signed and one typed note (in German) signed, the 3 letters to Dr. Knauer (one in German, two in English), all signed ("A. Adler" or "Dr Alfred Adler"). New York and Vienna, 11 April-1 August 1933. Together 4 pages, various sizes (mostly

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Autograph letter signed ("C.A. Arthur) as...

ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Autograph letter signed ("C.A. Arthur) as General, to D.F. Tyler, regarding his possible appointment to Quarter Master General. New York, 19 November 1864. One page, 8vo, integral leaf docketed on verso, mounting remnants on final verso. "... I do not expect or desire

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Partly printed document signed ("Chester A...

ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Partly printed document signed ("Chester A. Arthur") as President, countersigned by Postmaster General W.Q. Gresham. Washington D.C., 11 April 1883. One page, oblong folio, 355 x 431 mm. (14 x 17 in.), gold paper seal of the United States of America at lower-left

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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AVIATORS]. MILLER, FRANCIS TREVELYAN. The World in the Air. New York, 1930...

AVIATORS]. MILLER, FRANCIS TREVELYAN. The World in the Air. New York, 1930. Illustrated. 2 volumes, 4to, original blue cloth, first volume worn and shaken. SPECIAL COPY, INSCRIBED BY MILLER AND SIGNED BY OVER 300 AVIATORS on the front flyleaves in both volumes (mostly in first vol.). Signatures

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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BAKER, JOSEPHINE. Photograph inscribed and signed ("Josephine"), by Walery...

BAKER, JOSEPHINE. Photograph inscribed and signed ("Josephine"), by Walery, Paris (signed on upper portion of image), n.d. [circa 1927]. 253 x 194 mm. (10 x 7 5/8 in.) including margins, 2 margin corners chipped, browned on verso. Full-length portrait of the uninhibited performer, topless with hands

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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BERNHARDT, SARAH. Autograph note signed ("Sarah Bernhardt"), in French, to...

BERNHARDT, SARAH. Autograph note signed ("Sarah Bernhardt"), in French, to "Germain." N.p., n.d. 2 pages, oblong 16mo, written on recto and verso of her monogrammed letterhead. Translates: "My darling Germaine, Will you be so kind as to post these 3 letters for New York. There are one or two for my

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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BURNS, ROBERT, Scottish Poet . Autograph fragment (unsigned). N.p., n.d...

BURNS, ROBERT, Scottish Poet . Autograph fragment (unsigned). N.p., n.d. Approximately 35 x 185 mm. (1 3/8 x 7¼ in.). "...will do; but if he is not to take him at all, the sooner I know, so much the better, as I will think of some other plan

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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CHAPLIN, CHARLES ("Charlie"). Program cover for his movie "The Kid," signed...

CHAPLIN, CHARLES ("Charlie"). Program cover for his movie "The Kid," signed ("Charl. Chaplin"). Paris, 5 October 1921. 4to, original pictorial wrappers, minor soiling. Signed by Chaplin beside the printed caricature of him on the front cover

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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CHARCOT, JEAN MARTIN, French neurologist . Autograph letter in French...

CHARCOT, JEAN MARTIN, French neurologist . Autograph letter in French, signed ("J.M. Charcot"). N.p., n.d. One page, 8vo, matted and framed with an engraved portrait

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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CHURCHILL, Sir WINSTON S. Photogravure portrait medallion of Churchill...

CHURCHILL, Sir WINSTON S. Photogravure portrait medallion of Churchill, signed and dated below ("Winston S. Churchill 1943"). 121 x 96 mm. (4¾ x 3¾ in.); matted

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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CLEVELAND, GROVER, President. Autograph letter signed ("Grover Cleveland...

CLEVELAND, GROVER, President. Autograph letter signed ("Grover Cleveland") as President, to "The Diplomatic and Consular Representatives of the United States," introducing Mr. Charles F. Flaring. Washington, D.C., 18 October 1894. One page, 8vo, on Executive Mansion engraved stationery, with address

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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COLONIAL AUTOGRAPHS, SIGNERS, ETC.]. MORRIS, ROBERT, Chief Justice of New...

COLONIAL AUTOGRAPHS, SIGNERS, ETC.]. MORRIS, ROBERT, Chief Justice of New Jersey. Autograph manuscript (unsigned) a draft of a Memorial "to the Honorable the Legislative Council and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey," from "Constituents and electors of the said Council," n.p., n.d. [1780

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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COMPOSERS]. STRAUSS, JOHANN, Jr. Autograph letter signed ("Jean") to "Dear...

COMPOSERS]. STRAUSS, JOHANN, Jr. Autograph letter signed ("Jean") to "Dear Adelchen," regarding travelling to Egar. Coburg, n.d. 2 pages, 8vo, written on recto and verso, on J. Simon & Co., Prague, printed stationery -- RACHMANINOFF, SERGEI VASILYEVICH. Typed letter signed ("S. Rachmaninoff

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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COOLIDGE, CALVIN, President. Partly printed document signed ("Calvin...

COOLIDGE, CALVIN, President. Partly printed document signed ("Calvin Coolidge") as President, countersigned by Postmaster General Harry S. New. Washington D.C., 27 May 1924. One page, oblong folio, 355 x 455 mm. (14 x 18 in.), calligraphic text headed "The President of the United States," above

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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DAVIS, JEFFERSON, President of the Confederacy. Autograph letter signed...

DAVIS, JEFFERSON, President of the Confederacy. Autograph letter signed ("Jeffn Davis") as President of the Confederacy, to "My dear Son" [Jefferson Davis, Jr.], telling him how much he is missed, and how anxious the family is to have him return. Richmond, 16 March 1865. 1½ pages, 8vo, written on

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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DU MAURIER, DAPHNE. Two typed letters signed ("Daphne du Maurier Browning...

DU MAURIER, DAPHNE. Two typed letters signed ("Daphne du Maurier Browning" and "Daphne du Maurier"). Cornwall, 15 and 28 July 1965. Together 6 pages, 8vo; with original envelopes. July 15th 1965: "Dear Mr Sullivan... One small criticism, in the Biographical Background. This is rather misleading, as

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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DUMAS, ALEXANDER, fils. Group of 10 autograph letters in French signed ("A...

DUMAS, ALEXANDER, fils. Group of 10 autograph letters in French signed ("A Dumas"). N.p., v.d. [circa 1860s-1890s]. Together approximately 16 pages, 8vo or small 8vo, one with postmarked envelope written in his hand. Nice group. (10

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EDWARD, Duke of Windsor ]. GEORGE V, King of England. Document stamp-signed...

EDWARD, Duke of Windsor ]. GEORGE V, King of England. Document stamp-signed ("George R.I."), awarding the Order of the British Empire to Baroness Wolverton, COUNTER-SIGNED BY EDWARD, as Grand Master ("Edward"). Court at St. James's, 1 January 1918. 2 pages, folio, printed on recto and verso

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EHRLICH, PAUL, German bacterialogist. Autograph letter in German, signed...

EHRLICH, PAUL, German bacterialogist. Autograph letter in German, signed ("P Ehrlich"). Berlin, n.d. One page, 8vo, on printed stationery, matted and framed with photograph portrait

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Postcard signed and dated ("Albert Einstein 1925"). N.p...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Postcard signed and dated ("Albert Einstein 1925"). N.p., 1925. 136 x 88 mm. (5 3/8 x 3½ in.), unused, with photographic reproduction measuring 71 x 57 mm. (2 13/16 x 2¼ in.) mounted above signature. A candid full-length portrait of Einstein standing with two women

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("Albert Einstein") to Mr. Murray...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed letter signed ("Albert Einstein") to Mr. Murray Siegel, inviting him to the first dinner and conference for the American Committee for the Hebrew University, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Technion. Princeton, New Jersey, 19 April 1950. One page, 4to, with postmarked

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT and ELSA EINSTEIN. Photograph signed and dated ("Elsa...

EINSTEIN, ALBERT and ELSA EINSTEIN. Photograph signed and dated ("Elsa Einstein" and "Albert Einstein 1932"), n.p., n.d. [circa 1932]. 204 x 254 mm. (8 x 10 in.) including margins, a few letters of signature smudged, some mounting remnants on upper margin verso. A candid full-length standing

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter signed ("Dwight D...

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to Mr. Philip Diamant, thanking him for his letter and good wishes. "Supreme Headquarters," 20 June 1944. One page, 8vo, on Allied Expeditionary Force printed stationery -- Typed letter signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter signed ("Dwight D...

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") as Commanding General, to Mrs. Serena Tucker, thanking her for a copy of her poem. [New York], 1 August 1945. One page, small 8vo, with postmarked envelope

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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FAIRFAX, THOMAS, Lord, (6th Baron of Cameron). Document signed ("Fairfax...

FAIRFAX, THOMAS, Lord, (6th Baron of Cameron). Document signed ("Fairfax"). "Northern Neck of Virginia," 1 March 1754. One page, oblong folio, on vellum, some staining at lower and upper margins (affecting some letters), matted and framed with an engraved portrait. Land grant issued to Mr. William

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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FARADAY, MICHAEL, English chemist and physicist. Autograph letter signed...

FARADAY, MICHAEL, English chemist and physicist. Autograph letter signed ("M Faraday") to Reverend Buckland, regarding the properties of a stone given to him by the Reverend. [London] "Royal Institution," 20 August 1831. One page, small 4to, integral leaf addressed by him and with wax seal

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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FILLMORE, MILLARD, President. Partly printed document signed ("Millard...

FILLMORE, MILLARD, President. Partly printed document signed ("Millard Fillmore") as President, COUNTERSIGNED BY SECRETARY OF STATE DANIEL WEBSTER. BOSTON, 14 AUGUST 1852. ONE PAGE, FOLIO, 405 X 548 MM. (16 X 21 5/8 IN.), ORIGINAL PAPER SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN CENTER LEFT-HAND PORTION

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 1996

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FRANCO, FRANCISCO. Photograph inscribed in Spanish, and signed ("F...

FRANCO, FRANCISCO. Photograph inscribed in Spanish, and signed ("F Franco"), by Jalón Angel, Zaragora, [circa 1956]. 168 x 113 mm. (6 5/8 x 4½ in.) image size, 271 x 213 mm. (10 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.) including mount. A shoulder length portrait of Franco inscribed on the lower portion of the mount: "Al

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 12 Jun 1996