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 ADAMS, GEORGE MATTHEW (1878-1962), Photograph Signed
ADAMS, GEORGE MATTHEW (1878-1962)
Photograph Signed
This newspaper columnist founded an influential syndication service that handled authors (Robert Ripley, Eddie Guest and Thornton Burgess among them) and popular comic strips, and his own syndicated inspirational essays were often published in book form. PS, 4" X 5", n.p. n.y. Very good. Signature faintly smudged; two tape stains on verso. Glossy head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling older Adams in suit and tie, signed vertically in blue ink at right. On the verso is an amusing inscription: "George Washington / and I have the same / first name!" and boldly signed a second time. .
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Book number: 46385
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ADAMS, ACE (1910-96)
Signature
The fastball and change, I threw them all, used everything. Fastball, curve, slow curve, that's the way I pitched. And then when I got to the big leagues I started practicing up on a slider, and there weren't many sliders in those days." - Ace Adams. This pitcher debuted with the New York Giants in 1941, retiring in 1946. Bold signature in blue ballpoint plus "New York Giants / 1941-1946," heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. 1974 August 21. Fine. With original envelope. .
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ADAMS, EARL "SPARKY" (1894-1989)
Signature
This shortstop debuted in 1922 with the Chicago Cubs (until 1927), and also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1928-29), St. Louis Cardinals (1930-33, including the 1931 World Series team) and Cincinnati Reds (1933-34). Large full signature in blue ballpoint, heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. n.y. Near fine. Quite nice example. .
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 ADAMS, ANDY (1859-1935), Typed Note Signed
ADAMS, ANDY (1859-1935)
Typed Note Signed
One of the few bona fide cowboys to take pen in hand and write of cowboy life, this rancher authored the classic 1903 "Log of a Cowboy," described by J. Frank Dobie thusly: "If all other books on trail driving were destroyed, a reader could still get a just and authentic conception of trail men, trail work, range cattle, cowhorses, and the cow country in general from The Log of a Cowboy"; his other titles include "Cowman," "Texas Matchmaker," "Cattle Brands" and others. Uncommon TNS, 1p, 8" X 4¼" lightly tipped to slightly larger sheet, Colorado Springs, CO, 1925 February 20. Very good. On letterhead that titles him "Western Correspondent" and lists several of his books, the cowboy sends his signature "to the boys and girls of Grimes' School, Burlington, Iowa. .
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Book number: 15320
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 ADE, GEORGE (1866-1944), Printed Document Signed
ADE, GEORGE (1866-1944)
Printed Document Signed
Noted Hoosier humorist remembered for "Fables in Slang" (1900), among many other titles. Partly-printed Document Signed, 1p, 7" X 10½", n.p. 1937 June 23. Very good. Form sent out by "Who's Who in America" for its 1938-39 edition, bearing Ade's small printed biographical entry (2" X 2½") from the previous edition affixed in the blank center area. By way of approval, Ade signs this area boldly in pencil, adding "O.K." An unusual mini-biography. .
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Book number: 14374
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AGHA, ZARO (1774 OR 76 OR 77?-1934)
Signature
According to this Kurd who claimed to be one of the world's most longevous persons of all time and was supposedly 160 years old when he died, he fought in six wars, met Napoleon, had eleven or twelve wives and 36 children -- medicos contested his true age; around 1930 he was "discovered" and became famous touring the U.S. and Europe billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Bold signature in black ink on a heavy stock 4" X 2¼" card, dated by him 27 February 1931 at upper right. Near fine. Mounting traces on verso, which also bears inkstamped "FEB 28 1931." Accompanied by a second, identical card, this one bearing his inkstamped signature and inkstamped fingerprint, dated in miniscule pencil at lower left corner "Oct. 1930" -- with inkstamped date on verso of "OCT - 1 1930." Believe his tale or not, his signature is exceptionally unusual and scarce. .
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Book number: 46515
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 AICARD, JEAN (1848-1921), Autograph Manuscript Signed
AICARD, JEAN (1848-1921)
Autograph Manuscript Signed
This well-known French poet, novelist and playwright was elected member of the Académie française in 1909; his home at La Garde on the French Riviera is now a museum. AMS, 20pp (rectos only). 8" X 10 3/4", n.p. n.y. [ca. 1890]. Very good to near fine. Custom bound in half grey cloth with gilt spine lettering and marbled paper over boards. Binding is very good, showing mild edgewear. Holograph manuscript for "La Noel du petit Jean," penned boldly in black ink on heavy stock leaves and boldly signed at the conclusion. Clearly a working draft, for it contains crossouts, insertions and corrections throughout. Apparently this was a novel, for the journal "Bulletin Bibliographique" and other scholarly sources of 1890-91 list an Aicard work by this title, one even noting 754 pages -- though perhaps these are lists of works in progress, for no published novel by this title can be found. To confuse matters further, the gilt title of this bound manuscript notes "1909," although this could be an error or simply the year this was bound. After the closing signature on the final leaf, Aicard pens the address of the "journal le Figaro" in Paris. An intriguing manuscript worthy of further research. .
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AIELLO, SALVATORE (1944-95)
Signature
This Joffrey Ballet dancer (from 1963) was a charter dancer of the Harkness Ballet in 1964; he served the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1971-79) as principal dancer, then ballet master and associate director; later resident choreographer of the North Carolina Dance Theater. Large bold signature in medium red marker, heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. 1969 February 15. Fine. With original envelope. A choice example from the height of his career. .
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 AIKEN, GEORGE D. (1892-1984), Signature / Unsigned Photograph
AIKEN, GEORGE D. (1892-1984)
Signature / Unsigned Photograph
Vermont governor and senator (1941-75), a leader in legislation that created the St. Lawrence Seaway. Bold signature on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. 1969 July 9 (in type). Fine. Accompanied by a superb and scarce vintage glossy 7" X 9" news agency photograph (International News Photo). Near fine. This candid informal closeup of 21 March 1956 shows the senator in suit, bow tie and overcoat, tipping his hat. The still-attached mimeographed text (printed on cheap newsprint stock and usually absent, but here in very good condition) captions this image "After White House Parley on Farm Bill," and reads in part: "Senator George D. Aiken, Vermont Republican, the administration's farm leader in the Senate, is shown leaving the White House after attending a Republican legislative leaders' meeting yesterday.." A desireable vintage image. .
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Book number: 19097
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AIKEN, GEORGE D. (1892-1984)
Typed Manuscript Signed
This Vermont Republican governor (1937-41) and senator (1941-75) was a leader in the legislation that created the St. Lawrence Seaway. TMS, 1p, 8½" X 11", n.p. n.d. [1984 May 7 pencilled on verso in another hand]. Fine. Typescript from Aiken's 1976 memoir "Aiken: Senate Diary," signed large and bold in full in black fineline near the bottom just a few months before the senator's death. Quite handsome. .
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Book number: 29923
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AINSMITH, EDDIE (1890-1981)
Signature
Early (debuted 1910) catcher with the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and others, retiring in 1924. Old-age signature dated 1974 February 22 on a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card. Fine. With original envelope. .
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AINSWORTH, FREDERICK CRAYTON (1852-1934)
Document Signed
This U.S. Army officer wielded great influence while in charge of the Record and Pension Division of the Surgeon General's Office in the 1880s, stremalining and modernizing it, and later (1892-1904) as chief of the Record and Pension Office of the War Department; in 1899 he was promoted to brigadier general and in 1904 to major general; publication of the mammoth 100+ volume "The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1880-1901" (better known as the "O.R.") was his responsibility. Partly-printed DS, 1p, 10" X 8", Washington, DC, 1896 July 9. Very good. Mild bit of edgewear. Rather cryptic and bureaucratic Record and Pension Office form enquiring about the whereabouts of one William E. Few of Company "K" of the 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry in the spring of 1865, followed by a finding that Few enrolled on 23 March 1865 and on 30 April 1865 was in Bladensburg, Maryland and finally on 6 June 1865 was in Alexandria, Virginia. Signed at the conclusion boldly by Ainsworth in black ink as chief of office of the U.S. Army. .
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AITCHISON, JOHN (1789-1875)
Autograph Note Signed (Third Person)
This British general's long and illustrious career began in 1805 when he joined the Scots Fusilier Guards; he served in the Pensular War (Spanish War of Independence) 1808-14. ANS (third person), 1p, trimmed 4½" X 6½", 4 Devonshire Place [London], n.y. Very good. On black-bordered mourning stationery featuring the embossed Scots Fusilier Guards emblem at top center -- oddly trimmed, with upper left and upper right corners trimmed at an angle so that the note "peaks" above the emblem. Boldly penned third person note: "General Sir John Aitchison request his name may be put on the list of H. Royal Highness the General Commanding in chief for his Service the 15th Instant." Intriguing and worth further research. .
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 ALAJALOV, CONSTANTIN (1900-87), Signature
ALAJALOV, CONSTANTIN (1900-87)
Signature
Only artist to paint covers for both The New Yorker and The Saturday Evening Post! This American artist and illustrator (Russian-born) is best remembered for his famed cubist-style New Yorker watercolor front covers. Uncommon signature, heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p. 1972 October 5. Trademark stylized last name, in bold bright green. With original envelope. Uncommon. .
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Book number: 21789
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 ALBANESI, CARLO (1857-1926), Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
ALBANESI, CARLO (1857-1926)
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
This Italian pianist, educator and composer is well known for his many piano compositions. AMuQS, 2pp (single leaf), 8½" X 11 3/4", London, England, 1907 n.d. Inscribed in Italian to "Schloesser." Very good. Two very full pages of the "Coda from Preludio e Fugato - for due Violini Viola e Violoncella." Boldly and attractively penned. .
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Book number: 28658
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