Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Dodge Family Autograph Collection, Natural History, Travel and Americana

Bonhams London
New York

Date of the auction: 23.10.2019

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ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826.

ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] written while in the hospital recovering from his 1764 small pox inoculation, describing his sickness, his recovery, and singing the praises of the new science, 2 pp, 196 x 255 mm, [late-April, 1764,] wear to the edges

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AMERICAN MILITARY.

AMERICAN MILITARY. Approximately 42 items: 1. Clipped signature of Robert E. Lee ("R.E. Lee") from a document, 45 x 21 mm, enclosed in an envelope. 2. Autograph Letter Signed ("John Hay") to W.E. Dodge, Jr, The President has pardoned McCarthy..." despite an unfavorable recommendation fo the J.A.G

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS. 10 items: 1. MONROE, JAMES. Document Signed ("James Monroe"), a land grant North-West of the Ohio for William Barrett, in consideration of military service, countersigned by George Graham, folio, City of Washington, January 26, 1824, minor soiling. 2. TAYLOR, ZACHARY. Partial

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINERS.

ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINERS. Approximately 55 items: 1. ROCKWELL, NORMAN. Autograph Note Signed ("Norman Rockwell"), a thank you, 1 p, remnants of paper along top edge from one-time mounting. 2. BEARDSLEY, AUBREY. Autograph Letter Signed ("Aubrey Beardsley") to "Miss Belloc," probably novelist Marie

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AUSTEN, JANE. 1775-1817.

AUSTEN, JANE. 1775-1817. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, discussing their brother Edward's china from Wedgwood's, music lessons, the children's dentistry, and Mrs. Tilson's child-bearing among other intimate affairs, 4 pp, 4to (229 x 134 mm), bifolium, "Thursday

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE.

BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE. Approximately 58 items: 1. KIPLING, RUDYARD. Typed Letter Signed ("Rudyard Kipling") to Earl Hodgson regarding stories for the Anglo Saxon Review, 1 p, THE ELMS, Sussex, October 24, 1900. 2. STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. Clipped Signature ("Very Truly Yours / H B Stowe

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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BRITISH POLITICS AND ROYALTY.

BRITISH POLITICS AND ROYALTY. Approximately 40 items: 1. QUEEN MARY. 2 clipped signatures ("Victoria Mary"), from autograph letters, with 2 transmittal envelopes to the Countess of De La Warr. 2. EDWARD VII. Clipped signature ("Edward R") from an autograph letter; with ANS of Harriet James

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CARNEGIE, ANDREW. 1835-1919.

CARNEGIE, ANDREW. 1835-1919. 10 Typed and Autograph Letters Signed ("Andrew Carnegie"), 4 to Cleveland H. Dodge, 2 to William E. Dodge, plus one each, being extended letters of introduction for Dodge, to Arthur Balfour, Lord Rosebery, and Joseph Chamberlain, 18 pp total, most with additional

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CHILD, LYDIA MARIA. 1802-1880.

CHILD, LYDIA MARIA. 1802-1880. 3 Autograph Poems, "Lines to the Memory of Ellis Gray Loring, soon after his death...," "Lines Written May 24th, 1865," and "Lines to L.M. Child, in answer to the proceeding, by John G Whittier," 8 pp total, numbered by Child, 166 x 111 mm, folds; WITH: Autograph

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910.

CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910. 6 Autograph Letters Signed ("S.L. Clemens") to William E. Dodge, Jr. (one to "Miss Julia," probably Julia Parish Dodge, his grand-daughter), 8 pp total, various sizes and letterheads, including Riverdale on the Hudson and Stormfield, October 27th, 1901 to

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CLERGYMEN AND EVANGELISTS.

CLERGYMEN AND EVANGELISTS. Approximately 33 items: 1. 5 Typed Letters Signed ("Henry S. Coffin") to Mr. & Mrs George Huntington [Elizabeth W. Dodge], 5 pp total, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and Union Theological Seminary letterhead, January 8, 1912, to December 16, 1933. 2. 2 Autograph

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908.

CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908. 8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 5 of them to William E. Dodge, Jr, and one to Cleveland E. Dodge, 22 pp total, various sizes, 4 as president on White House ("Executive Mansion, Washington") letterhead, and 2 on Albany letterhead as governor, March 29

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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CODY, WILLIAM F. "BUFFALO BILL." 1846-1917.

CODY, WILLIAM F. "BUFFALO BILL." 1846-1917. Document Signed ("W.F. Cody"), being an admission ticket to Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, 1 p, 56 x 92 mm, n.p., n.d. [but c.1899], engraved lettering with half-tone image of Cody in upper left corner, numbered "567

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.

DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens") to composer Francesco Berger, 2 pp, 189 x 114 mm (conjoining leaves), blindstamped upper corner, Tavistock House, January 10, 1855, light fading, folds. Dickens briefly discusses his son Charles, Jr, and the possibility of "the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. 1859-1930.

DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. 1859-1930. Autograph Note Signed ("Arthur Conan Doyle") to Mr. Appleton of his American publisher, 1 p, 180 x 114 mm, Hindhead, Haslemere, December 26, 1903, on his Underhead letterhead, stamped "RECEIVED," folds. WITH: Clipped Signature ("A Conan Doyle"), also from a letter

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein"), with an additional TL featuring stamped signature, to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports, each 280 x 216 mm, October 19, 1946 to April 29, 1947, on Emergency Committee letterhead, centerfold. IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF FUNDRAISING

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. 1890-1969.

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. 1890-1969. 7 Typed Letters Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower"), 4 as president, to Cleveland E. Dodge and Mrs. Dodge, and Grace Porter Nobili, 7 pp total, various sizes and papers, from the Columbia University, the Commodore Hotel, and the White House, May 23, 1949, to January 14

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 1803-1882.

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. 1803-1882. 2 Autograph Letters Signed ("R.W. Emerson") to "Miss [Elizabeth Palmer] Peabody" regarding "our manuscript" which Emerson was submitting to the Atlantic Monthly, 4 pp and 8 pp, 200 x 123 and 177 x 110 mm (conjoining leaves), Concord, September 27 and November 3

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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FELL, MARIAN. 1886-1935.

FELL, MARIAN. 1886-1935. 6 Autograph Letters Signed ("Marian Fell"), and one partial letter, to various Dodge family members, 38 pp total, most approximately 218 x 135 mm, bifolia, some ink drawings, with a small watercolor and 3 small silver print photographs laid-in, Yusspiensky Mine, Siberia

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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FINANCIERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS.

FINANCIERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS. 29 items: 1. FRICK, HENRY. Typed Note Signed ("Henry Frick") to Miss Dodge, 1 p, December 1, 1915. 2. PEABODY, GEORGE FOSTER. 2 ALS and one TLS ("George Foster Peabody"), to Elizabeth Dodge Huntington, on African American education in the South, and recommending

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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GRANT, ULYSSES S. 1822-1885.

GRANT, ULYSSES S. 1822-1885. Report of Lieut. General U.S. Grant of the Armies of the United States. 1864-1865. Washington: 1865. 8vo (192 x 127 mm). Front cover only, on blue paper, lacking text, tear from top edge with tape repair causing a stain through the paper, a few stains and fingermarks

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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HALE, GEORGE ELLERY. 1868-1938.

HALE, GEORGE ELLERY. 1868-1938. A small archive of correspondence of scientist George Hale: 1. Typed Letter Signed ("George E. Hale") to Cleveland H. Dodge, describing his discovery of the magnetic properties of sunspots, and seeking assistance for his 150 ft tower telescope at Mount Wilson, 3 pp

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928.

HARDY, THOMAS. 1840-1928. 2 Autograph Letters Signed ("Thomas Hardy"): 1. to Mr. Low, regarding the publication of a poem, 1 p, 12mo (180 x 113 mm), with conjoining blank, Dorchester, April 10, 1899, in ink on pale blue notepaper stamped with Max Gate letterhead, a few stains, numerical notation at

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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HOOVER, HERBERT. 1874-1964

HOOVER, HERBERT. 1874-1964 7 Typed Letters Signed ("Herbert Hoover"), with an additional two signed secretarially, mostly to Cleveland H. Dodge, 9 pp total, various papers, including 4 on personal letterhead, 2 on American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical letterhead, 2 on Finnish Relief Fund

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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HOWARD, OLIVER OTIS. 1830-1909.

HOWARD, OLIVER OTIS. 1830-1909. 6 Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed ("O.O. Howard"), to William E. Dodge, Jr, primarily on the subject of an ambassadorship to Turkey, 9 pp total, mostly 105 x 135 mm, one on lined paper, dated Boston, February 10th, 1866, the others on personal

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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HOWE, JULIA WARD. 1819-1910.

HOWE, JULIA WARD. 1819-1910. Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Ward Howe") to Henry M. McCracken, Chancellor of New York University, 2 1/4 pp, 175 x 112 mm (conjoining leaves), finished on the verso of the first, Newport, RI, October 29th, 1909, folded. Prominent feminist and author of "The Battle

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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INDIANA FRIED CHICKEN.

INDIANA FRIED CHICKEN. EWING, OSCAR R. 1889-1980. Typed Manuscript, being the story of a particular recipe for Indiana Fried Chicken, and an entertaining description of its execution, 4 pp, noted in pencil November 6, 1940, folded; WITH: 9 original photographs, gelatin silver prints, each 5 x 7

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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JACKSON, ANDREW. 1767-1845.

JACKSON, ANDREW. 1767-1845. Autograph Letter Signed ("Andrew Jackson") as president, being a letter of introduction for Reverend John F. Schermerhorn, 1 p, 257 x 200 mm, the Hermitage, April 10, 1828, window mounted on construction paper, two small closed tears. President Andrew Jackson provides a

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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JAPANESE MILITARY.

JAPANESE MILITARY. Two signed photographs: 1. Carte-de-visite of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, 3 x 5 inch gelatin silver print, Tokyo, Japan, early twentieth century, signed and dated 24.5.09 on photograph, in R. Maruki mount; 2. Carte-de-visite of Prince Oyama Iwao (1842-1916), 3 x 5 inch gelatin

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th Jefferson") to Henry Remsen, discussing a debt and enclosing a letter (not present) for Liancourt [de Rochefoucauld], 1 p, 253 x 220 mm, Philadelphia, June 28, 1797, docketed by Remsen to the verso,tear to margin from opening of seal, old

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019