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  • (American Literary Figures)

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $17,625$15,000

    (American Literary Figures), Rare and interesting archive of approximately ninety-three autograph letters, holograph sentiments and related paper sent to Houghton, Osgood & Co. and the Atlantic more ...

  • Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $705$600

    Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924), Two autograph manuscripts signed, [undated], each one page, copies of The Love of God, apparently unpublished, and Now the Day is Over, each signed lower right, the more ...

  • Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924)

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $6,463$5,500

    Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834-1924), Autograph manuscript signed, [undated], one page, signed lower right, for the hymn Onward, Christian Soldiers, with five stanzas of eight lines each, folio, framed, more ...

  • Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929)

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $24,675$21,000

    Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929), Autograph manuscript signed, [c. 1914-1920], one page, lyrics to America the Beautiful, four stanzas, signed lower right, folio, (folds, tear lower left not more ...

  • Beard, Charles R.

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $118$100

    Beard, Charles R., Archive of manuscript material, including an eighty-eight page script entitled The White Swan of Agincourt, a chapter synopsis of Gems and Stones of Power, an article entitled more ...

  • Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931)

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $1,998$1,700

    Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931), Autograph manuscript signed with initials on title page, Venus Rising from the Sea, title page dated London, 1929, ninety-seven pages, neatly written and maintained in a more ...

  • Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896-1974)

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $264$225

    Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896-1974), Autograph manuscript poem signed, [undated], entitled "Dream," fifty lines on two sheets, with crushed red morocco and cloth slipcase with gilt more ...

  • Burgess, Anthony

    Lot: 8
    Unsold  

    Burgess, Anthony, Letter signed, January 23rd, 1964, one page, to Mr. Harris, concerning a request for an autograph and photograph (photograph enclosed) and commenting on broader philosophical more ...

  • Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957)

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $764$650

    Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957), Signed and inscribed photograph, dated New York City, August 28, 1928, showing the explorer dressed in a polar outfit, more ...

  • Cather, Willa (1873-1947)

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $4,113$3,500

    Cather, Willa (1873-1947), Letter signed, April 19th, 1937, two pages, to Mrs. Samuel Posner, New York City, concerning her defense of an article she had written concerning the Jew in America, more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 11
    Unsold  

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, April 4th, 1900, two pages, to Colonel Harvey, regarding his conditions with respect to a publication of his collected short works, more ...

  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $1,645$1,400

    Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, April 29th, (19) 09, one page, to Mr. Arthur Kyle Davis of Petersburg, Virginia, declining an invitation to attend an event saying more ...

  • Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $558$475

    Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Double-sided gouache and grisaille drawing depicting "Christian passing through the Valley of the Shadow of Death," signed and dated on both sides 1871, more ...

  • Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $353$300

    Cruikshank, George (1792-1878), Autograph letter signed, [undated], to unknown recipient, inquiring of a publisher whether the manuscript by Mr. Greenwood was of any interest, framed with etching, more ...

  • Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

    Lot: 15
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    Dickens, Charles (1812-1870), Autograph letter signed, April 8th, 1857, one page, recipient unknown, concerning his authorship of David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, 8vo, framed, (creasing). more ...

  • Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $676$575

    Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Signed photograph, [undated], on a photograph clipped from a periodical, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 more ...

  • Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

    Lot: 16A
    Sold for: $1,763$1,500

    Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Signed letter, October 24th, 1952, one page, from The Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematics, Princeton, New Jersey, to Mr. Archer Graham, thanking him for the more ...

  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $1,293$1,100

    Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), Autograph letter signed, [undated], two pages, to Mr. T. M. Brewer, editor of the Boston Atlas, concerning the reprinting of a lecture that Emerson had given before more ...

  • Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970)

    Lot: 18
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    Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970), Autograph letter signed, June 14th, 1933, two pages, to Mr. Prokosch, two pages, concerning queries about The Celestial Omnibus, "I will autograph the books more ...

  • Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $9,988$8,500

    Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939), Photograph with signature and inscription on the mount, dated June 1930, bust portrait in black and white, photograph 9 by 6 in., overall 15 /4 by 12 1/2 more ...

  • Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

    Lot: 20
    Sold for: $3,995$3,400

    Gershwin, George (1898-1937), Signed and inscribed piano score for Rhapsody in Blue, October 1, 1935, inscribed "to Leonard Davis/all good wishes from George Gershwin/ Boston 10/1/35," more ...

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

    Lot: 21
    Unsold  

    Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864), Autograph letter signed, Concord, October 11th, 1863, one page, to Mr. R. (perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson), concerning a visit, 8vo, (minor creasing, slightly faded in more ...

  • Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $6,463$5,500

    Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961), Autograph letter signed, Madrid, [undated], three pages, to Charles Thompson, referencing many mutual friends, boating, the publication of his new book, and firearms, more ...

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $2,820$2,400

    Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), Autograph quotation signed, dated Boston, June 15th, 1877, one page, the third and final stanza from "Old Ironsides," "Oh, better that her shattered more ...

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $646$550

    Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), Autograph letter signed, dated November 14, 1894, on Massachusetts Judicial Court letterhead, concerning a compilation of his father's poems, framed with a more ...

  • Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910)

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $4,700$4,000

    Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910), Autograph manuscript quotation signed, dated March 16th, 1884, one page, first verse from the Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the more ...

  • Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $823$700

    Hugo, Victor (1802-1885), Autograph letter signed, September 22nd, one page, recipient unknown, in French, excellent content concerning censorship and the press, 8vo, framed with portrait, (some more ...

  • Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969)

    Lot: 27
    Unsold  

    Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969), Letter signed, May 17th, 1965, one page, to Jacques and Lois Sorrells, containing an eleven-line excerpt from a story and commenting on life, promotion, and work, "I more ...

  • Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $1,763$1,500

    Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918), Autograph manuscript signed, [undated], one page, of Good Friday, fourteen two-line stanzas with a small sketch of a setting sun with crucifix, butterfly, and birds upper more ...

  • Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918)

    Lot: 29
    Unsold  

    Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918), Autograph letter signed, February 6, 1918, one page, to Mrs. William Stammers Brown of Bronxville, New York, a deeply thankful letter concerning a lost letter which was more ...