06-01-2013 06-01-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2658B Boston
June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Presidential and Literary Autographs c. 1875.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Presidential and Literary Autographs c. 1875.
Commercially produced green morocco album, gilt stamped front board with "Autographs" in an ornate gothic font and the former owner's name, William P. Reed (of Buffalo, New York) beneath; sewing completely perished, all pages loose, both boards detached, one small segment of the original leather spine remaining; autographs mostly on smaller cards, clipped from letters, on calling cards; all cards and clipped signatures mounted, some discoloration due to glue; some autographs written directly on the album pages, approximately 130 autographs in total, on approximately 66 pages, album pages with marginal chipping and browning, contents otherwise good, 8 1/2 x 7 in.
This album contains autographs of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), James A. Garfield (1831-1881), Frederick Seward (1830-1915), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), Mark Twain (1835-1910), Thomas Nast (1840-1902), Kalakaua (1836-1891), Brigham Young, Edwin Booth (1801-1877), P.T. Barnum (1810-1891), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), and many others, including actors, politicians, military officials, and other 19th century luminaries.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Autographs, William P. Reed, William Tecumseh Sherman, Frederick Seward, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tecumseh, William Cullen Bryant, James A. Garfield, James Russell Lowell, Jefferson Davis, John Greenleaf Whittier, Millard Fillmore, Philip Sheridan, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Nast, Henry Ward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edwin Booth