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Letz, Hans; compiler.

Published by New York/Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1948). (1948) (1948)

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Item Description: New York/Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1948). (1948), 1948. Book Condition: Good. SIGNED BY LOUIS PERSINGER, TEACHER OF iSAAC STERN, YEHUDI MENUHIN AND OTHERS - Octavo, tan boards. The binding is bumped & rubbed with some darkening to the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. vii & 107 pages. The contents are very good. Good. A wonderful association copy of Letz's catalog of "violin and viola literature suitable for teaching and concert performing" from the library of violinist and professor of violin Louis Persinger. Boldly signed by him on the title page and dated 1949.Volume II of the series The Field of Music edited by Ernest Hutcheson.Louis Persinger [1887-1966] was an American violinist, pianist and professor of violin. He was leader of the Berlin Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In 1930 he succeeded Leopold Auer at the Juillard School in New York City. He is best known as the teacher of great violinists, among them Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Ruggiero Ricci and Camilla Wicks. Bookseller Inventory # 34409

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Patterson, Charles Brodie.

Published by New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1909). (1909) (1909)

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Item Description: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1909). (1909), 1909. Book Condition: Good. - Small quarto, 9-1/4 inches high by 8-7/8 inches wide. Bound in light brown limp suede leather, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine with the title within a decorative gilt frame on the front cover. A running black ruled frame further decorates the covers. The top edge is gilt and the endpapers are marbled. The suede is rubbed and soiled and the overlapping yapp edges of the covers are chipped with small pieces out. The head and tail of the spine are chipped. 286 pages, illustrated with a photogravure portrait frontispiece. The text block is cracked following the front blank and there is some occasional minor foxing. Good. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Though not called for, this copy is inscribed and signed in ink by the author Charles Brodie Patterson under the frontispiece portrait.The Canadian expatriate New Thought publisher and author Charles Brodie Patterson (1854-1917) was considered one of the movement's leaders. Born in Nova Scotia, he moved to Connecticut to receive treatment from a mental healer and subsequently studied at the Mental Science Institute and the Alliance of Divine Unity. He founded the Metaphysical Alliance of Hartford in 1888 and, in 1893, opened the Alliance Publishing Company in New York City. He edited several periodicals including the Library of Health Journal, Mind Magazine, and Arena and published works by metaphysical authors including Horatio Dresser, Ursula Gestefeld, and Augustus Le Plongeon. Patterson served as president of the International New Thought Alliance, the International Metaphysical League and the New Thought Federation.RARE. Bookseller Inventory # 34402

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Item Description: Boston, MA: The Bartlett Press, 1903., 1903. Book Condition: Fair. SIGNED BY CARLTON E. SANFORD - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The top edge is gilt. The binding is bumped & rubbed with spotting to the spine & staining to the rear cover. The hinges are cracked & the covers are partially detached from the text block. xiv & 604 pages. Illustrated in black & white with plates, including a portrait frontispiece, a folding map and full-page illustrations. A few pages have been roughly opened with short tears & small pieces out. The text block is clean & tight. A good working copy. First edition.Signed by the author on the front pastedown: "Christmas 1910 / C. E. Sanford". Also signed by another member of the Sanford family with his address. Bookseller Inventory # 34396

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Douglas, Helen Gahagan. (1900-1980). American actress and politician.

Published by March 30, 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: March 30, 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Good. - Sepia-toned portrait from a magazine of Helen Gahagan Douglas and her accompanist Maria Tentza, 5-1/2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a piece of cream card 7-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. Signed below the photo "Helen Gahagan / March 30, 1931". Also signed across the lower edge of the photo "Maria Tentza / 1931". Tentza's signature is on a dark background and is barely legible. There is a tiny piece out of the portrait at top left with light creasing & a short tear to the bottom edge of the mount. There are 3 horizontal creases where the mounted photograph has been folded for mailing. The creases have been reinforced with linen document tape on the verso. Good. In 1931 Helen Gahagan Douglas was still an actress and perfomer and had not yet entered Congress. She is depicted here wearing furs and a handsome cloche hat, seated by a piano with her accompanist Maria Tentza standing beside her.Helen Gahagan Douglas, who married actor Melvyn Douglas in 1931, was an American actress and politician. She was a well-known star on Broadway in the 1920s. In 1945, she became the third woman and the first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California, serving three terms. She was an advocate of women's rights, civil liberties and world disarmament. Bookseller Inventory # 34390

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Hamilton, Mary Agnes (1884-1966). Labour Member of Parliament for Blackburn, U.K. (1929-1931).

Published by July 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: July 1930., 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Portrait, 3-3/4 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a piece of cream paper, 6-1/8 inches high by 3- 3/8. Signed below the portrait "Mary Agnes Hamilton / July 1930". Very good. The newspaper portrait is a striking head-and-shoulders shot of Hamilton with closely cropped hair, large dark eyes and well-defined cheekbones, wearing a black dress or jacket. The full inscription reads: "To Seymour Halpern / with every good wish from / Mary Agnes Hamilton / July 1930".Mary Agnes Hamilton, known as Molly, (1884-1966) was a British Labour Party politician who was Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. In 1916 she caused controversy by writing an anti-war novel "Dead Yesterday". In the early 1920s she was the deputy editor of The New Leader. She also held a position on the Balfour Committee on Industry and Trade.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34378

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRI DEERING. Together: Deering, Henri. (1894-1973).

Deering, Henri. (1894-1973). Concert pianist.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - 33 words penned in black ink on a sheet of light gray paper, 9 inches high by 7 inches wide. Signed "Henri Deering". There is a small piece out of the top left corner of the letter and its bottom edge is slightly creased with a tiny stain & chip. Folded twice for mailing. Together with a sepia-toned portrait clipped from a magazine and mounted on an octangular piece of cream paper, 5-1/8 inches high by 3-1/4 inches wide, and then on a piece of gray card. Inscribed and signed on the mount: "To Seymour Halpern / with kind regards. / Henri Deering". Very good. Henri Deering [1894-1973] was a concert pianist who debuted at Carnegie Hall with the "State Symphony" in 1925.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34375

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Ride, Sally. (1951-2012). Astronaut who became the first woman in space.

Published by Circa [1985]. [1985] (1985)

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Item Description: Circa [1985]. [1985], 1985. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 3 inches high by 5 inches wide, boldly signed in black ink "Sally Ride". There is a tiny mark above the signature. Near fine. American physicist and astronaut Sally Ride [1951-2012] joined NASA in 1978. In 1983, at the age of 32, she became the first American woman in space and remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space. After flying twice on the Orbiter Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control, then at the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics. She died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Bookseller Inventory # 34372

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Macfadden, Bernarr. (1868-1955). Influential American proponent of bodybuilding and physical culture.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Good. - Original sepia-toned photograph, 10 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide, Signed at bottom left "Bernarr Macfadden". The corners are creased. There is a short tear to the top edge which has been repaired with linen document tape on the verso. Good. A strking head-and-shoulders portrait of Macfadden with deep-set eyes and hair standing straight up from his forehead. Bernarr Macfadden [1868-1955] was an influential proponent of physical culture and bodybuilding. He developed theories of nutrition and health and has been credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States. Bookseller Inventory # 34364

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Johnson, Owen. (1878-1952). American writer who created the character Dink Stover.

Published by Circa [1929]. [1929] (1929)

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Item Description: Circa [1929]. [1929], 1929. Book Condition: Good. - The pictorial front panel of the dust wrapper for "Sacrifice", 7-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. Inscribed and signed to the left of the image "To Seymour Halpern / with my regards / Owen Johnson". The inscription is in black ink on a dark green background, but is legible. The panel is lightly rubbed & there is a small piece out at top left, affecting 1 letter of the title. 2 heavy creases where the panel has been folded for mailing have been reinforced with linen document tape on the verso. Good. The dark green dust wrapper panel depicts the full-length figure of a woman in black, green & white. She apppears to be drawing into herself and is holding a long coat or cloak wrapped around her. Owen Johnson's "Sacrifice" [1929] is set in an age of easy divorce and is about Sabina Baring, a new type of woman of deep emotion, feeling and courage, who rebels against the standards of her day.American author Owen Johnson [1878-1952] is best known for creating the character Dink Stover. His Lawrenceville Stories, set in the well known prep school, were the basis for a 1987 PBS mini-series.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34365

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Hitchcock, Frank (1867-1935). Postmaster General under Taft, credited with establishing the first U.S. air mail service.

Published by Mineola, NY, September 23, 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: Mineola, NY, September 23, 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Very good. - A 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope illustrated with vignettes of the First Air Mail Flight which took off from Mineola in 1911 and the 1931 equivalent. "Mineola Chamber of Commerce" and the date are stamped in green at the top left and three two cent U.S. postage stamps at right are postmarked with the date and canceled. Addressed to Seymour Halpern in type, the envelope is signed in ink vertically along the left edge "Frank Hitchock / P.M.G. 1911", indicating his position as Postmaster General when that first air mail flight took off in 1911. The envelope is opened and a return address is typed on the flap on the verso. Very good. Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1908 to 1909, Frank Harris Hitchcock (1867-1935) was Postmaster General of the United States under President Taft from 1909 to 1913. Hitchcock is credited with establishing the first U.S. airmail service and with cracking down on mail fraud.The recipient, Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34340

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Serafini, Camillo. (1864-1952). Curator and cataloguer of coins in the Vatican library. Governor of Vatican City (1929-1952).

Published by April 5, 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: April 5, 1930., 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Portrait, 6-1/4 inches high by 2-1/8 inches wide, clipped from a magazine and mounted on a piece of card 9 inches high by 2-5/8 inches wide. Signed on the mount "Camillo Serafini" with his title as Governor of Vatican City in Italian and dated "5.IV.1930". The mount is somewhat darkened with light creasing & a tiny tear to its bottom edge, repaired from the verso with archival tape. Very good. The magazine portrait depicts Sarafini in his Vatican robes with lace collar and cuffs and velvet bonnet.Camillo Serafini was an Italian marquis and a noted numismatist. He was curator and cataloguer of the Vatican library's coin collection and from 1929 to 1952 was the Governor of Vatican City. Bookseller Inventory # 34356

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SINE QUA NON: The Collected Cartoons of: Sine, Bob [Sinet,

Sine, Bob [Sinet, Maurice].

Published by New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1961. (1961)

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Item Description: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1961., 1961. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED BY BOB SINE TO LEO HUBERMAN - Small quarto [7-1/4 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide], brown cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper. The binding is slightly bumped with the covers unevenly faded. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with a tear to the top edge of its front panel & another to the head of the spine. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with cartoons by Sine in black & white. There is light offsetting to the pastedowns & endpapers from the dust wrapper. Good. First edition.Inscribed and signed with his pseudonym by Bob Sine on the front endpaper to American Socialist writer Leo Huberman.French cartoonist Maurice Sinet [b. 1928] used the pseudonym Bob Sine. A series of drawings of cats was his breakthrough work. He then began working as a political cartoonist for L'Express, and later started his own publication Sine Massacre. A controversial anarchist, his anti-colonialism, anti- capitalism and anti-clericalism often got him into trouble. He was accused of anti-Semitism and fired for an article and cartoons in the magazine Charlie Hebdo referring to the marriage of Jean Sarkozy [son of then French President Nicholas Sarkozy] to a Jewish heiress. In 2010 he won a lawsuit against the publisher for wrongful termination. Bookseller Inventory # 34359

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A GENUINE AND FAITHFULL ACCOUNT OF THE: Houlbrook, William.

Item Description: London: Prd for R. Montague, at the Book Ware-House in Wild-Street, 1744., 1744. Book Condition: Fair. - 16mo, marbled boards backed with a burgundy leather spine and with leather corners, titled and ruled in gilt on the spine. The covers are soiled and heavily rubbed with wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. 140 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece signed "J. Scotin, Sculp." in the print and decorative head and tail pieces. The front hinge is cracked and the first signature, including the front blank, frontispiece and title are pulled. Biographical annotations are penned in an early hand on the front blank. The edges of the frontispiece and title page are darkened and there is minor chipping to the edge of the title and first few pages. There is occasional minor staining as well as occasional pencil markings. Good. First published as "A black-smith and no Jesuite" in 1660, the work is William Houlbrook's account of his imprisonment by George Joyce who was employed in the search for royalist conspirators. Joyce, acting under orders of Cromwell at the conclusion of the first English Civil War, had been involved in the abduction of King Charles the First and his subsequent execution.RARE. Combining holdings recorded by WorldCat and the English Short Title Catalog, we found the following: 1 copy of the 1660 First edition, 8 copies of the 1677 Second edition, and 8 copies of this 1744 apparent Third edition. Bookseller Inventory # 34358

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Green, William. (1873-1952). President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Good. - A slip of paper, 2-3/4 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, signed "Wm Green". The bottom right corner of the paper is creased & slightly chipped and there are a few small, very light stains to the top edge. Good. William Green [1873-1952] was President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. He began his career as a coal miner and was president of the Ohio district of the United Mineworkers of America from 1906 to 1910. Bookseller Inventory # 34353

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Cooper, Courtney Ryley. (1886-1940). American circus performer and author who was a student of crime.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Bold inscribed autograph on a piece of paper approximately 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Signed in black ink "Courtney Ryley Cooper". There is a very light vertical crease to the paper towards its left edge, with a small area of light soiling below the signature. Very good. The full inscription reads: "To Seymour Halpern / sincerely / Courtney Ryley Cooper".Courtney Ryley Cooper [1886-1940] was an American circus clown, writer and publicist who was a student of crime. He published over thirty books, many of them focusing on crime, prompting J. Edgar Hoover to call him "the best informed man on crime in the U.S." He was also an expert on circuses and was the chief publicist for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus at the time of his death. He died, probably by suicide, in 1940, although a note in his FBI file suggested that he might have been murdered.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34350

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Irwin, Inez Haynes. (1873-1970). American feminist author, journalist and political activist.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Bold signature extending most of the width of a sheet of cream paper 5- 3/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Signed in black ink "Inez Haynes Irwin". Near fine. Inez Haynes Irwin (1873-1970) was an American feminist author, journalist and political activist. She was described as a "rebellious and daring woman" but referred to herself as "the most timid of created beings". Irwin was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Women's Party and wrote a biography of the party. She was also president of the Authors Guild. She married newspaper editor Rufus H. Gillmore, from whom she later separated, and many of her books, which included over thirty novels, were written under her former married name "Inez Haynes Gillmore". She was a close friend of the American feminist writer Mary MacLane. Bookseller Inventory # 34348

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McDivitt, James A. (b.1929). Test pilot and astronaut who commanded Gemini 4 and Apollo 9.

Published by Circa [1970]. [1970] (1970)

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Item Description: Circa [1970]. [1970], 1970. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 2-1/2 inches high by 3-5 /8 inches wide, boldly signed in black ink "James A. McDivitt". Near fine. James Alton "Jim" McDivitt, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret. [b. 1929], is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer and NASA astronaut. He flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs, commanding the Gemini 4 flight during which Edward H. White performed the first U.S. spacewalk, and later the Apollo 9 flight. He subsequently became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations and was the Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager from 1969-1972. Bookseller Inventory # 34349

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MacFadden, Bernarr. (1868-1955). Influential proponent of physical culture and bodybuilding.

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 3 inches high by 5 inches wide, boldly signed "Bernarr MacFadden". Very good. Bernarr MacFadden [1868-1955] was an influential proponent of physical culture and bodybuilding and of nutritional and health theories. Bookseller Inventory # 34352

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Fitzsimmons, Frank. (1908-1981). Controversial president of the Teamsters (1971-1981).

Published by Circa [1972]. [1972] (1972)

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Item Description: Circa [1972]. [1972], 1972. Book Condition: Good. - Original color photograph, approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide, mounted on a slightly larger piece of black board. Signed at bottom right "Sincerely / Frank E Fitzsimmons". The photo is lightly bubbled & there are 2 minor scratches to its surface. On the verso are vertical glue stains & small scraps of gray paper where the photo has been removed from an album. Good. Fitzsimmons is portrayed at waist length against a dark background wearing a black suit and a black-and-white tie, with his hands folded on a green table. [His name is signed on the green area and is fully legible].Frank Edward Fitzsimmons [1908-1981] was an American labor leader. He was acting president of the international Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1967 to 1971, and president from 1971-1981. He was a controversial figure who for some time was a suspect in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Bookseller Inventory # 34345

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Croy, Homer. (1883-1965). American author and screenwriter.

Published by Long Island, NY: 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: Long Island, NY: 1929., 1929. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter filling two-thirds of a sheet of his personal letterhead, approximately 10 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, with his name & address printed at top left. Signed "Homer Croy". There is some light soiling to the letter and its lower third is lightly creased with a light diagonal crease to the right side. Folded 3 times for mailing with 2 additional horizontal creases. Very good. Croy writes to Halpern: "I liked your letter because it seemed so sincere. It was simple and was a real expression of a person's feelings." He mentions that his book "Coney Island" will be coming out in September [1929] and that Halpern will be able to get it at the library a bit later.He goes on: "I would rather not make an engagement just now, as I am at work on my new book. In the fall would be a better time for me".Homer Croy [1883-1965] was an American author and occasional screenwriter who wrote fiction and nonfiction books about life in the Midwestern United States. He also wrote several popular biographies, including books on outlaw Jesse James, humorist Will Rogers and film director D. W. Griffiths. His most famous work was the novel "They Had to See Paris" [1926] which was fimed in 1929 as the first talking picture to star Will Rogers.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34338

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Zumwalt, Elmo. (1920-2000). American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.

Published by August, 1972. (1972)

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Item Description: August, 1972., 1972. Book Condition: Very good. - Original color photo, 9-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of heavy white board, approximately 12-3/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Inscribed below the photograph and signed "E Zumwalt / Admiral, US Navy / Chief of Naval Operations / 8-16-72 ". The mount is slightly bumped with some minor foxing. There is a tiny chip to the left edge of the mount & another to its right edge. Near fine. The photograph was taken at the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington, DC in August 1970 and is a head-and-shoulders shot of a broadly smiling Zumwalt in uniform with many medals. The inscription reads: "To The Honorable Seymour Halpern, with great admiration and highest esteem for your dedicated service to our great Country. / E Zumwalt / Admiral, US Navy / Chief of Naval Operations / 8-16-72 ".Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr. was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. He played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. A decorated war veteran, Zumwalt reformed U.S. Navy personnel policies in an effort to improve enlisted life and ease racial tensions.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34336

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A BRIGHT COLOR PORTRAIT OF THE FRENCH: Clemenceau, Georges (1841-1929).

Clemenceau, Georges (1841-1929). French Prime Minister before and after the war who led the nation in the First World War and was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles.

Published by Paris, November, 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: Paris, November, 1929., 1929. Book Condition: Fair. - A 7-1/2 inch high by 4-7/8 inch wide color portrait of Georges Clemenceau mounted into an 11 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide mat. The portrait depicts the French Prime Minister from the shoulders up, a period hat above his heavy white eyebrows and mustache. Signed "Clemenceau" in ink on the mat below the image. The portrait, mounted with glue from the verso, is scratched, heavily creased, and subsequently waxed to protect it. The crude mat's backing is stained and the keyhole mat itself is cracked at the bottom and top edges. An autograph letter accompanying the signed portrait attests that Clemenceau signed the portrait on his deathbed. The letter, dated November 29, 1929, reads as follows: "Monsieur, Monsieur Clemenceau ayant signe cette photographie que vous lui avez envoyee la veille de sa mort, je me fais le devoir de vous l'envoyer. Bien respectueusement." Clemenceau died 5 days earlier, on November 24th. This letter has been folded for mailing.The leader of the Radical Party, Georges Clemenceau played a central role during France's Third Republic, serving as it's Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909 and subsequently leading the nation in the First World War. He again served as his nation's Prime Minister from 1917 to 1920. One of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles, he pushed for the restitution of Alsace-Lorraine to France.Provenance: From the autograph collection of Seymour Halpern.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34333

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COLOR PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN: Bringle, Admiral William

Bringle, Admiral William Floyd, USN. (1913-1999). As a four star Admiral, he was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (1971-73).

Published by Naval Station, Washington, DC: March 1971. (1971)

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Item Description: Naval Station, Washington, DC: March 1971., 1971. Book Condition: Very good. - Original color photograph, 9-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of heavy white board, approximately 13 inches high by 9- 1/2 inches wide. Boldly inscribed in black ink below the photo and signed "W. F. Bringle / Admiral US Navy". There is some minor soiling to the mount & its corners are slightly bumped. Near fine The photograph was taken at the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington, DC and shows Bringle at waist length in full uniform with numerous medals.The inscription reads: "Honorable Seymour Halpern - / With very best wishes and respect / W. F. Bringle / Admiral US Navy".Admiral William Floyd Bringle, USN (1913-1999) was the first commanding officer of USS Kitty Hawk. During the Vietnam War, from 1967 to 1970, he was Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, as a Vice Admiral. From 1971 to 1973, as a four star admiral, he was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34335

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Takarabe, Takeshi. (1867-1949). Admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy and Naval Minister (1923-27 and 1929).

Published by Circa [1930]. [1930] (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Black-and-white photographic portrait from a magazine, 3 inches high by 2-3/8 inches wide, mounted on a piece of cream card 5-1/4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Inscribed in black ink below the portrait "Forever / my will & health" and signed "Admiral Takeshi Takarabe" Also signed in Japanese. Near fine. The head-and-shoulders portrait portrays Takarabe in civilian dress wearing a heavy black overcoat,Takeshi Takarabe [1867- 1949] was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy and was Naval Minister from 1923 to 1927 and in 1929. He graduated top of his class of eighty cadets from the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and, after he married the daughter of Admiral Yamamoto Gonnohyoe, his enemies attributed to nepotism his speedy rise from one promotion to another. He went into the reserves in 1932 and retired in 1937.From the autograph collection of Seymour Halpern. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913- 1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34331

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Beard, Daniel Carter (1850-1941). American illustrator who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone which later merged with the Boy Scouts of America.

Published by Suffern, New York, September 22, 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: Suffern, New York, September 22, 1930., 1930. Book Condition: Good. - Over 88 words typed on buff 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "The Dan Beard Outdoor School" stationery with the names of the school's officers and its motto printed in green at the top and its eagle logo at the center. In his letter addressed to "Dear Scout Halpern", Daniel Carter Beard apologizes that while Seymour Halpern's letter has been found, the picture he'd included hasn't: "Your letter of June 23d was mislaid during the transfer of the office from here to camp and also the picture you sent was lost. The Chief hopes the enclosed print [Not here present] taken at the Jamboree will take its place." Beard goes on to describe the accomplishments of Scouting. Signed "Daniel C. Beard / Chief". The edges of the page are slightly darkened and there are a few tiny chips to the edges with some minor creases and a couple of tiny chips out from the bottom corners and edge. Good. The son of the artist James Henry Beard, Daniel Carter "Uncle Dan" Beard [1850-1941] was an American illustrator, author, youth leader and social reformer. He founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which he later merged with the Boy Scouts of America. He wrote a series of articles for St. Nicholas magazine, which later became the basis of his book "The American Boy's Handy Book". A member of the Art Students League, he was a friend of Ernest Thompson Seton. As an artist, he illustrated several books for Mark Twain.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34328

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Rattigan, Terence Merryn.

Published by New York: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., (1938). (1938) (1938)

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Item Description: New York: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., (1938). (1938), 1938. Book Condition: Good. - Small octavo, red cloth titled in black on the front cover & spine. The covers are rubbed & bumped with some light staining. The spine is darkened with the tail chipped & the head lightly chipped & frayed. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 168 pages. Illustrated with a stage diagram & a black- and-white frontispiece. The inner edges of the pastedowns & endpapers. are darkened. There is light staining to 1 or 2 pages & the page edges are slightly darkened. Good. First edition.From the library of film and Broadway actor Tom Seidel [1917-1992], signed by him on the front endpaper.There are number of pencil underlinings, notations and small alterations in the text [affecting several different characters], which appear to have been made by someone involved in a production of the play. Bookseller Inventory # 34323

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Gross, Milt (1895-1953) American cartoonist & animator.

Published by New York, January 23, 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: New York, January 23, 1929., 1929. Book Condition: Good. - Approximately 21 words penned on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "The World Syndicate Department" buff stationery with the firm's logo printed at the top. The note addressed to the New York politician Seymour Halpern, a serious autograph collector who went on to become the Republican Congressman from Queens, NY, simply states: "Thanks for your kind letter / Here's the autograph". Signed "Milt Gross" next to an ink sketch of his "Nize Baby" character. The letter is folded several times horizontally and vertically for mailing with tears along the edges of two of the horizontal folds. There are several chips and short tears to the edges. The bottom right corner is creased and there is a small chip out from the bottom left corner of the sheet. The paper is toned with some darkening along the edges. The American cartoonist and animator Milt Gross (1895-1953) is best known for his Yiddish-inflected English dialogue and exaggerated cartoon style. After serving in the First World War, Gross submitted his first comic strip featuring a rabid sports fan named George Phan to the New York Journal. Though short-lived, the strip appeared as "Phool Phan Phables".Other strips included "Banana Oil", and the Yiddish-inflected "Nize Ferry-tail from Elledin witt de Wanderful Lemp" and "Jack witt de Binn Stuck". His 1926 book "Nize Baby" evolved into a Sunday newspaper color strip. For many years the National Cartoonists Society fund to aid indigent cartoonists was known as the Milt Gross Fund.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Bookseller Inventory # 34327

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO "LE COMTE DE GRENEVILLE": Schlik, Franz. (1789-1862).

Schlik, Franz. (1789-1862). General in the Austrian Empire's army known for his successes in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution.

Published by November 16th, 1859. (1859)

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Item Description: November 16th, 1859., 1859. Book Condition: Very good. - Five lines in German elegantly penned in black ink on a sheet of his personalized letterhead, 10 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide, with his name & crest printed in blind at top left. Boldly signed "Schlik". The letter is addressed in Schlik's hand on the verso with a perfect example of his seal in black. Folded 4 times for mailing. Fine. Franz Joseph von Schlik of Bassano and Weisskirchen [1789-1862] was an Earl and a general in the Austrian Empire's army. He was one of the most successful Austrian generals during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. After the revolution he was promoted to cavalry general and received the Order of the Iron Crown and the Military Order of Maria Theresa for his victories. From 1854 he was Galicia and Bukovina's major general and commanded the 4th legion against the Russian Empire. In June 1859 he commanded the 2nd Italian army in the Battle of Solferino. After the Treaty of Villafranca he resigned his commission. Bookseller Inventory # 34330

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THE YOUNG WRECKER ON THE FLORIDA REEF: Bache, Richard Meade;

Bache, Richard Meade; Corcoran. Tom.

Published by Key West, FL: The Ketch & Yawl Press, (1999). (1999) (1999)

ISBN 10: 0964173522 ISBN 13: 9780964173521

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Item Description: Key West, FL: The Ketch & Yawl Press, (1999). (1999), 1999. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. There is a bookseller's label on the rear wrap. xvi, [1] leaf & 235 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. A reprint of the 1869 edition. The first edition with the introduction by Tom Corcoran, signed by him on the title page.As related in the introduction, Richard Meade Bache [1830-1907], the author of this sea-going adventure book for boys, was the great-great grandson of Benjamin Franklin and came from an extended family of sailors, adventurers, scientists and soldiers. From his own experience and the studies of his father, Hartman Bache, he acquired an intimate knowledge of the customs, lifestyle, lore, weather and typography of the Florida Keys of 1839 and 1840 and parts of his book are based on historical incidents, such as the Seminole attack on Indian Key.Tom Corcoran is a Florida- based writer of mystery novels. He is also the author of three books on classic Ford Mustangs. Bookseller Inventory # 34312

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Sarett, Lew. (1888-1954). Poet, teacher, lecturer, woodsman.

Published by Gainsville, FL: December 19, 1950. (1950)

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Item Description: Gainsville, FL: December 19, 1950., 1950. Book Condition: Good. - Letter of recommendation filling one side of a sheet of Northwestern University letterhead. Signed "Lew Sarett" with a few ink corrections in the text. The letter is darkened & lightly creased around the edges with a tiny tear to the top edge & the top left corner bumped. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. Sarett, who expects to be temporarily leaving Northwestern University to teach at the University of Florida [as Visiting Professor of Speech], writes to lecture promoter James Pond to recommend Dr. Lester Hale, Professor of Speech at that university. Sarett reminds Pond of his past career and qualifications and of the fact that he gave a joint lecture with Carl Sandburg under the auspices of Pond's father, Major James B. Pond. [Sarett misremembers. It was not Pond's father, the Major, but Pond himself]. He highly recommends Hale as a prospective lecturer: "[he] is innately a platform man: he has command of all the technique of speaking; he possesses a social ease and an 'abandon' vital in a good performer; he has fine instincts of what is 'good theatre'; he has uncommon intelligence."Lew R. Sarett [1888-1954] was a poet, teacher, lecturer and woodsman. He was born in Chicago of a Polish father and a Lithuanian mother. From 1912 to 1920 he taught English and Public Speaking at the University of Illinois. During this period he began writing poetry and embarked on a lifelong career of public speaking, often appearing in costume as a woodsman or in full American Indian dress. He also acquired a reputation as an interpreter of the American wilderness and in 1920 he moved to Northwestern University where his teaching schedule would allow him to spend more time exploring the outdoors. For the 1921 joint recital with Carl Sandburg referred to in his letter he was billed as "the poet of the wilderness" and Sandburg as "the poet of the city." He made news in 1925 when he decided to live in the wilds of Wisconsin, commuting to teach one semester each year at Northwestern, where he retained his professorship until his retirement in 1953. Northwestern established the Lew Sarett Chair of Speech in his honor. Bookseller Inventory # 34311

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