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Marvin, James M. (1809-1901). Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Saratoga Springs, NY.

Published by Saratoga Springs, NY: circa [1880]. [1880] (1880)

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Item Description: Saratoga Springs, NY: circa [1880]. [1880], 1880. Book Condition: Very good. - A card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "J M Marvin / Saratoga Springs / N.Y." Near fine. James Madison Marvin [1809- 1901] was U.S. Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil War. He was elected as a Republican to the 38th, 39th and 40th Congresses [1863-1869]. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury in the 39th and 40th Congresses. He subsequently served as president of the First National Bank of Saratoga Springs and as director of the New York Central Railroad. Bookseller Inventory # 34801

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McCormack, John. (1891-1980). Longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Three-time House Majority Leader, Speaker of the House 1962-71.

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

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Item Description: Circa [1970]. [1970], 1970. Book Condition: Fair. - Black-and-white photograph, 6-1/2 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, taken by the Democratic National Congressional Committee photographer. Inscribed vertically down the middle of the photograph in blue ink and signed "John W. McCormack". The photograph is creased with a short tear to the top edge. A small area of the surface has been rubbed away near the bottom edge & some tiny chips have been clumsily repaired with tape. Fair. The photo depicts McCormack and another gentleman [possibly the artist] sitting looking at a large framed portrait of McCormack propped up in front or them. The inscription on the photo reads: "To Seymour Halpern / with my deep friendship, respect and appreciation / John W. McCormack".John William McCormack [1891-1980] was an American Democratic politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1928 until he retired from political life in 1971. He served as House Majority Leader three times [1940-1947, 1949-1953 and 1955-1961]. He served as Speaker of the House from 1962 to 1971. He was the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts.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 # 34802

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Pearsall Smith, Logan. (1865-1946).American-born British critic, known for his aphorisms and epigrams.

Published by London: October 23, 1922. (1922)

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Item Description: London: October 23, 1922., 1922. Book Condition: Good. - Subscription form for the Criterion magazine, approximately 3 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, signed "L. Pearsall Smith" with his address and the date filled in in his hand. The edges of the form have been irregularly cut & there is a small tear to the top edge. Folded once for mailing. Good. Logan Pearsall Smith [1865-1946] was an American-born British critic and essayist. He was known for his aphorisms and epigrams and was an expert on seventeenth-century divines. His "Words and Idioms", originally published in 1925, made him an authority on correct English language usage. He is perhaps best remembered for his autobiography "Unforgotten Years". Bookseller Inventory # 34803

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Bispham, David. (1857-1921). American operatic baritone.

Published by Circa [1890]. [1890] (1890)

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Item Description: Circa [1890]. [1890], 1890. Book Condition: Good. - Close of a letter on a piece of blue paper, approximately 2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches high, which has been mounted on a piece of cream-colored paper of the same size. Boldly signed in black ink "Sincerely Yours / David Bispham". The blue paper is rippled from the mounting and the letter "D" in David smudged. Good. American operatic baritone David Bispham [1857-1921] appeared in numerous musical performances in his childhood despite having no formal music training. At the age of twenty-eight he went to Europe and studied singing in Florence, Milan and Bayreuth. He was selected to take part in a London performance of Messager's "La Basoche", his first professional appearance on any stage. This led to his singing the role of Kurwenal in Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde", under Gustav Mahler, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden--his first Wagner role. For all but two of the next ten seasons he appeared at Covent Garden, mainly in Wagnerian roles. He made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1896, singing the role of Beckmesser in "Die Meistersinger". He remained with the Met until 1903. Bookseller Inventory # 34804

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Dyas, Ada. (1843-1908). Irish actress, best known for her 1871 performances in Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White".

Published by January 1888. (1888)

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Item Description: January 1888., 1888. Book Condition: Good. - A card, 3-1/2 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide, signed in black ink "Very sincerely yours / Ada Dyas / Jany 1888". The top edge of the card is creased. There is a glue stain to each corner of the verso with rubbing to the top corners where the card has been removed from an album. Good. Irish actress Ada Dyas [1843-1908] made her London debut in 1861 playing Prince John of Lancaster in "Henry IV'. She became famous in the highly successful 1871 production of Wilkie Collins' adaptation of his "Woman in White", playing the roles of Laura Fairlie and Anne Caherick. Her first American appearance was for Augustin Daly in 1872 in "Man and Wife", based on the Wilkie Collins novel. She later joined the James W. and Lester Wallack company where her most successful role was as Claire Ffolliott in Boucicault's "The Shaughraun" [a performance mentioned in Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence"]. Bookseller Inventory # 34805

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Prince, Federick O. (1818-1899). 25th and 27th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts (1877 and 1879-81).

Published by Circa [1880]. [1880] (1880)

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Item Description: Circa [1880]. [1880], 1880. Book Condition: Very good. - A card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-5/8 inches wide, signed in black ink "Frederick O. Prince". The edges of the card are very slightly darkened with 2 small, light stains. Very good. Frederick Octavius Prince [1818- 1899] was an American lawyer and politician. He was elected as a Whig to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1851 and served for three years. After the Whig Party dissolved in 1860, he joined the Democratic Party. In 1876 he was elected Mayor of Boston, serving in 1877. He was defeated for reelection but returned to office in 1879 and served until 1881. During his tenure he oversaw improvements to Boston's sewer system and the development of the city's parks, as well as the construction of the new Court House and Public Library building. Bookseller Inventory # 34806

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Warren, George William. (1828-1902). Organist in Albany, NY and at Holy Trinity Church in New York City.

Published by Circa [1890]. [1890] (1890)

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Item Description: Circa [1890]. [1890], 1890. Book Condition: Good. - Close of a letter on a piece of lined paper approximately 1-1/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, which has been glued to a slightly larger piece of stiff cream-colored paper. Boldly signed in black ink "Truly yours / Geo Wm Warren". There are 4 vertical creases to the lined paper. The mount is rippled & its top & right edges are irregularly cut. Good. After playing the organ at St. Peter's Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Church in Albany, New York, George William Warren [1828-1902] moved to New York City in 1860 to become organist at Holy Trinity Church. He played for ten years at that church then became organist and choir director at New York City's St. Thomas' Church. At his funeral, which was attended by thousands, no music was played as the mourners believed no finer organist could be found. Bookseller Inventory # 34792

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Hornung, Clarence P. (1899-1997). American trademark and industrial graphic designer and illustrator.

Published by Venice, Italy: April 24th, 1957. (1957)

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Item Description: Venice, Italy: April 24th, 1957., 1957. Book Condition: Very good. - Postcard, approximately 5 inches high by 7 inches wide, illustrated with the reproduction of a color drawing of the Doge's palace, Venice by Clarence P. Hornung with his printed signature. On the stamped and postmarked verso Hornung has penned a few words in Italian, the date "4/24/57" and Fridolf Johnson's New York City address. Signed "Clarence P." The postcard is very lightly bumped with some minor creasing & soiling. Very good. Hornung has addressed this charmingly illustrated postcard to his good friend pressman Fridolf Johnson. He writes; "Salude da belle Italia / Clarence P."Clarence P. Hornung [1899-1997] was a prolific American trademark and industrial graphic designer and illustrator. He designed for the American Type Founders and created colophons for many contemporary publishers as well as book bindings for such clients as Harper's and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of his best known works is the "Handbook of Designs and Devices" first published in 1932. Many famous trademarks and symbols of the mid-twentieth century were designed by Hornung or drew on his work. Bookseller Inventory # 34793

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Soper, Eileen Alice. (1905-1990). British etcher and illustrator of children's and wildlife books.

Published by Circa [1940]. [1940] (1940)

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Item Description: Circa [1940]. [1940], 1940. Book Condition: Fine. - Cream-colored card, 2-3/8 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide, signed "Yours sincerely, / Eileen A. Soper." Near fine. Eileen Alice Soper [1905-1990] was a British etcher and illustrator of children's and wildlife books. She made a series of etchings, mainly of children playing, and illustrated books for other writers, including Enid Blyton, as well as writing and illustrating a children's book of her own. Later in life she concentrated on writing and illustrating wildlife books. She was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers in 1972. Bookseller Inventory # 34794

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Payne, Henry B. (1810-1896). Democratic politician who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio from 1885 to 1891.

Published by Circa [1880]. [1880] (1880)

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Item Description: Circa [1880]. [1880], 1880. Book Condition: Very good. - Cream-colored card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "H. B. Payne". The card is very slightly bumped with its edges slightly darkened. Very good. Henry B. Payne [1810-1896] was an American politician who moved from New York to Ohio in 1833 and quickly established himself as a local leader in Democratic politics. He was elected to one term in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1874 and ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential election in 1880. His election to the U.S. Senate in 1884 was nearly derailed by charges of bribery, but after a Senate investigation he was allowed to keep his seat, serving from 1885-1891. He did not run for reelection and died in 1896. Bookseller Inventory # 34795

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Bacon, Leonard. (1887-1954). American poet who won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for his book "Sunderland Capture".

Published by Peace Dale, RI: July 19, 1927. (1927)

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Item Description: Peace Dale, RI: July 19, 1927., 1927. Book Condition: Good. - 45 words typed on a sheet of his letterhead, approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with his Rhode Island address printed in raised lettering at the top. Signed "Leonard Bacon". The left edge of the letterhead is chipped & slightly darkened. Good. Bacon thanks Preston for his letter and hopes to see him in the Fall: "I shall hope to have the pleasure of seeing you sometime in the Autumn in New York, whither I be- take myself from time to time. I can usually be caught there at the Yale Club."Leonard Bacon [1887-1954] was an American poet, translator and literary critic. After graduating from Yale University in 1909, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley until 1923. In that year he started publishing poety in the Saturday Review of Literature under the pseudonym "Autholycus". He won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his satiric poems "Sunderland Capture". Bookseller Inventory # 34796

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Nichols, Robert. (1893-1944). English poet and playwright. He served in World War I and was known as a war poet.

Published by Tokyo, Japan: circa [1921-24]. [1921-24] (1921)

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Item Description: Tokyo, Japan: circa [1921-24]. [1921-24], 1921. Book Condition: Good. - Subscription form for the Criterion magazine, 2-5/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide, signed "Robert Nichols" with his address: "Imperial University Tokyo Japan". There is light soiling to the left edge of the form with a chip out of its bottom edge and a pencil check mark above the signature. Folded once for mailing. Good. Nichols was Professor of English at the University of Tokyo from 1921 to 1924, hence the Japanese address.Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols [1893-1944] was an English poet and playwright. He served as an officer in the Royal Artillery in 1914 and took part in the fighting at Loos and the Somme. He was invalided out in 1916 after suffering from shell shock. He began to give poetry readings in 1917 and became known as a war poet. His play "Wings over Europe [1928] was a Broadway hit. On November 11, 1985 Nichols was among sixteen Great War poets commemorated on a slate stone unveiled in Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner. The inscription on the stone was by Wilfred Owen: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.". Bookseller Inventory # 34799

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Allon, Viola. American actress. Member of Charles Frohman's Empire Theatre Stock Company.

Published by Circa [1900]. [1900] (1900)

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Item Description: Circa [1900]. [1900], 1900. Book Condition: Good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 1 side of her letterhead with the address printed at the top.Signed "Viola Allon". The edges of the letterhead are darkened & there is a tiny chip to the bottom edge. Folded once for mailing. Good. Allon writes that throat trouble makes it impossible for her to take her lesson the following day. "I have a very good doctor who promises I shall be all right by next Tuesday - "Viola Allon was an American actress and a leading member of Charles Frohman's Empire Theatre Stock Company with Henry Miller [1894]. Among the plays she appeared in in New York City and elsewhere were "The Eternal City" [1903], "Daughter of Heaven" [1912] and "Sweet Lavender". She also played Viola in "Twelfth Night" [1904]. Bookseller Inventory # 34800

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Thornton, Edward. (1817-1906). Prominent British diplomat. Minister to America from 1867 to 1881.

Published by Circa [1880]. [1880] (1880)

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Item Description: Circa [1880]. [1880], 1880. Book Condition: Very good. - A card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed in black ink "Edward Thornton, H. B. M's [Her British Majesty's] Minister". The card is slightly darkened around the edges. Very good. Sir Edward Thornton [1817-1906] was a prominent British diplomat who held posts in Latin America, Turkey, and Russia and served for fourteen years [1867-1881] as Minister to the United States. While Secretary to the Legation in Mexico City, he was active in forwarding the conclusion of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. In 1871, during his American appointment, he served as a member of the commission on the Alabama Claims and in 1873 served as an arbitrator in the commission on the Mexican and United States Claims. Bookseller Inventory # 34791

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Sutro, Alfred. (1863-1933). English playwright and translator of Maeterlinck.

Published by London: Circa [????]. [????]

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Item Description: London: Circa [????]. [????]. Book Condition: Very good. - 16 words penned in black in on a textured note card, approximately 3-1/2 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, with his address printed in raised lettering at top right. Signed "Alfred Sutro". There is a small area of light blue staining around the address. Very good. Sutro writes that he cannot accept an invitation as "I've a long-standing engagement ."Alfred Sutro OBE [1863-1933] was an English author, playwright and translator. In addition to a succession of successful plays of his own in the first quarter of the twentieth century, he made the first English translations of works by Maeterlinck. Bookseller Inventory # 34807

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Odell, Benjamin (1854-1926) Governor of New York; and Phisterer, Frederick (1836-1909).

Published by Albany, New York, October 3rd, 1901. (1901)

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Item Description: Albany, New York, October 3rd, 1901., 1901. Book Condition: Very good. - A handsome 12 inch high by 18-3/4 inch wide document printed on vellum confirming George Moore Smith as Brigadier General of the First Brigade of New York's National Guard effective from the date on which he first took command, March 4th, 1898. The document is illustrated with New York's pictorial seal richly portrayed in shades of black and grays at top left with the State's Gold seal affixed at bottom left. "The People of the State of New York, By the Grace of God, Free and Independent. To George Moore Smith, Greeting: We, reposing especial trust and confidence as well in your patriotism, conduct and loyalty as in your integrity and readiness to do us good and faithful service have appointed and constituted and by these presents do appoint and constitute you, the said George Moore Smith, Brigadier General, First Brigade, National Guard, New York, with said rank from March 4th, 1898." Dated "this third day of October one thousand, nine hundred and one" and signed "B.B. Odell" as Governor of New York State and "Fred. Phisterer", Brevet Brigadier General and Acting Adjutant General of the State of New York. The document is additionally signed by George Moore Smith on the verso. Folded, with a smudge to Smith's signature on the verso and tiny remnants of paper at 2 corners of the verso, likely from having once been mounted and framed. A very attractive document. A businessman and politician Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr. (1854- 1926) served as New York State's 34th Governor from 1901 to 1904. Born in Newburgh, NY, Odell worked in his father's Ice business and participated in politics. Appointed Ice Controller of New York during the First World War, and later went on to serve as President of the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light, Heat and Power Company of Newburgh and the Central Hudson Steamboat Company. Elected to Congress in 1894, he later sought nomination for the position of Governor. In 1898, he was the first to suggest that Theodore Roosevelt should run as the Republican candidate for Governor of New York as Governor Black would likely lose re-election if he ran. With Odell's help, Teddy Roosevelt easily won election. Platt, wanting to get rid of Roosevelt nominated Odell in 1900. Odell won and took office in 1901 but broke away from Platt's influence. As Governor, he reduced taxes, simplified governance of the state insane asylums and successfully pushed to enlarge the Erie Canal.The American Civil War soldier Frederick Phisterer (1836-1909) was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Stones River. A long time officer in the New York Militia, he played a significant role in it's reorganization as part of the National Guard. His service organizing and training soldiers for the Spanish-American War earned him a brevet promotion to Brigadier General and he served as New York's Adjutant General from 1901 to 1902.In 1893, New York State acted to reduce the Sixty-Ninth Regiment to 1 Batallion and Colonel George Moore Smith was appointed to command the Sixty-Ninth. When Major Duffy resigned, 2 companies from an independent regiment of Irish volunteers were admitted to the Sixty-Ninth and were under the command of Colonel George Moore Smith from 1893 to 1898. As per this document Smith took command of the National Guard's First Brigade as Brigadier General in 1898. Bookseller Inventory # 34759

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Lehman, Herbert H. (1878-1963). 45th Governor of New York from 1933 to 1942 and subsequently U.S. Senator from 1950 to 1957.

Published by New York, 1930 through 1943. [1943]. [1943] (1943)

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Item Description: New York, 1930 through 1943. [1943]. [1943], 1943. Book Condition: Very good. - What is being offered here is the original program for the tribute to Governor Lehman hosted by his friends upon his leaving office together with a collection of invitation cards to attend Herbert Lehman's political events, including invitations to election night gatherings with the governor and invitations to his inauguration events. The 11-3/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide program, entitled "A Tribute to Governor Herbert H. Lehman by His Friends" is bound in creamy white printed wraps stitched with golden yellow cord. 8 pages, including blanks, with the addition of a full-sized "Guests of Honor" list printed on fine card stock and the "Menu" also printed on card stock. There is a short tear to the front edge of the front cover. In addition to the program, the collection includes 15 invitation cards for the events listed below: "The Citizens Committee For the Election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert H. Lehman Cordially invites you to hear The Election Returns on Tuesday Evening, November Sixth" printed on a 4-1/2 inch high by 5-3/8 inch wide cream card stock."The Independent Citizens Committee for the Re-election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert H. Lehman cordially invites you and your guests to a Reception Election Night, Tuesday, November 4, 1930 From 7:30 p.m. Hotel Biltmore Music Room - New York" printed on fine 4-3/4 inch high by 7 inch wide fine card stock."The Independent Citizens Committee cordially invites you to meet Governor Herbert H. Lehman and Lieutenant Governor M. William Bray at Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9, 1934 Promptly at 12:45 Hotel Commodore, New York" printed on 5-1/8 inch high by 7 inch wide fine card stock."You are cordially invited to attend the Inauguration of Herbert H. Lehman as Governor of the State of New York in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol at Albany. January second, nineteen hundred and thirty-three", printed on 5-3/4 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide fine card stock with the seal of the State of New York embossed in gilt at the top.3 additional copies of the above card.A ticket to the "Inauguration of Herbert H. Lehman as Governor of the State of New York State Capitol, Albany January 1st, 1935, at 12 o'clock noon" printed on 3-7/8 inch high by 5-5/8 inch wide fine card stock and signed by Ashley T. Cole. Esq."Governor and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman request the pleasure of your company for Luncheon at the Executive Mansion immediately after the Inauguration Ceremonies January first, nineteen hundred and thirty- five" printed on 4-1/8 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide fine cream card stock."The Independent Citizens Committee for the Election of Herbert H. Lehman as Governor and Charles Poletti as Lieutenant Governor cordially invites you and your friends to hear election returns Tuesday evening, November 8th, 1938 at Campaign Headquarters" printed on 4 inch high by 4- 7/8 inch wide card stock."Inauguration of Herbert H. Lehman as Governor of the State of New York, State Capitol, Albany January 2nd, 1939, at 12 o'clock noon Admit to Section 2" printed on 3-3/4 inch high 5-5/8 inch wide fine card stock signed by Mr. Ashley T. Cole.Another copy of the above ticket."Governor and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman request the pleasure of your company at Luncheon at the Executive Mansion immediately after the Inauguration Ceremonies January second, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine" printed on 4-1/4 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide fine card stock. This was the invitation card issued to Mr. & Mrs. Ashley T. Cole, with their names penned in at the bottom of the invitation.A card proclaiming that "A ticket of admission will be sent upon receipt of your acceptance / Albany, New York / Edward J. Flynn, Secretary of State" printed on 3 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide card stock.Another copy of the above card."The Governor and Mrs. Lehman send the season's greetings with their best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year" printed on 4-1/4 inch high by 5-3/8 inch wide fine card stock."The Governor and Mrs. Lehma. Bookseller Inventory # 34760

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Costello, Jerry). (Dewey, Thomas E.; Smith, Alfred E.; McGinnies, Joseph A.; Farley, James A. "Jim"; Gannett, Frank; Dunnigan, John; Fearon, George; Wicks, Arthur H.; Steingut, Irwin; Hanley, Joseph R.; Stephens, Daniel Mallory; Ives, Irving McNeil; and Lehman, Irving).

Published by [Albany, NY]: [Legislative Correspondents' Association], [1944]. [1944] (1944)

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Item Description: [Albany, NY]: [Legislative Correspondents' Association], [1944]. [1944], 1944. Book Condition: Good. WONDERFUL POLITICAL SATIRE SIGNED BY 15 SIGNIFICANT NEW YORK POLITICIANS & NEWSPAPERMEN, INCLUDING THOMAS E. DEWEY & AL SMITH - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial glossy paper mounted on linen backed by a red cloth spine, with a color cover caricature illustration by Jerry Costello portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt, holding aces with billions at stake, playing cards with Mussolini, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek and Winston Churchill. The covers are lightly soiled with some minor spotting or foxing and creasing. There is a heavier crease to the top corner of the rear cover with a fine pencil sketch in an unknown hand. A 19 page program for the Legislative Correspondents' Association's annual dinner, opening with a "Roll of Honor" listing Association members serving in the armed services. The program includes the menu for the dinner, a list of toasts, a cast list for each of the skits, the lyrics to the songs (most of which are satirical parodies written for the event) and a list of officers. Included among these are such songs as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Albany's Full O'Memories", "Poor Jim", "We Wish We Had a Governor!", and so on with skits titled "Probers at Large", "Inspect and Retrospect" and "Chicago Burns Again". There is some light soiling throughout with a spot of browning to the top edge of several pages. There is a vertical crease along the inner edge of the first 2 leaves and heavy creases to the top corner of the last page. Good. The original program for the Legislative Correspondents' Association's annual dinner with a cover illustration by Jerry Costello.The cartoonist Jerry Costello (1897-1971) worked as an editorial cartoonist for newspapers such as the "Scranton Daily News", the "Scranton Republican", the "Philadelphia Press", and the "New York Herald" among others from 1915 through 1921. He was editorial cartoonist for "The Knickerbocker News" in Albany from 1922 through 1962 and his cartoons were syndicated by the Gannett Corporation and appeared in many newspapers throughout the country. Costello created 3 comic strips and was a pioneer in movie animation. When Al Smith ran for President in 1928, Costello published "The Life of Al Smith: Told in Forty-Eight Pictures".The program is inscribed to Seymour Halpern and SIGNED by:Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971). Governor of New York from 1943 to 1955. In 1944 he was the Republican candidate for President, losing to FDR. He lost to Truman in the 1948 upset.Alfred E. ("Al") Smith (1873-1944) was a 4-term Governor of New York. Democratic candidate for President in 1928, he lost in a landslide to Herbert Hoover.Joseph A. McGinnies (1861-1945). Irish-born grape grower. He was a member of the New York State Assembly between 1916 and 1935. He was Speaker from 1925 to 1934.James A. ("Jim") Farley (1888-1976). Irish Catholic politician who served as Postmaster General under Roosevelt. He managed FDR's Presidential campaigns in 1932 and 1936.Frank Gannett (1876-1957). American publisher who founded the media corporation Gannett Company. The company eventually included 22 daily newspapers, 4 radio stations and 3 TV stations.John Dunnigan, the NY State Senate majority leader.George Fearon (1883-1976). NY assemblyman from 1916-1920 and a member of the State Senate from 1921- 1936. He was President pro tempore of the Senate from 1931 to 1932.Arthur H. Wicks (1887-1985). Member of the New York State Senate from 1927 to 1956.Irwin Steingut (1893-1952) At the time of his death, he had served as a New York assemblyman longer than anyone in history. Steingut was the de facto leader of the Brooklyn Democratic party and was a key legislative ally of Governors Roosevelt and Herbert Lehman.Joseph R. Hanley (1876-1961). Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1943 to 1950.Daniel Mallory Stephens (1893-1961). He was a member of the New York State assembly from Patterson, NY.Irving McNeil Ives (1896-1962). He served as a U.S. Senator from New. Bookseller Inventory # 34761

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Douglass, Kent]. Montgomery, Douglass. (1907-1966). Film actor.

Published by Circa [1935]. [1935] (1935)

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Item Description: Circa [1935]. [1935], 1935. Book Condition: Very good. - Sepia-toned publicity photo, 10 inches high by 8 inches wide. Inscribed and signed in black ink in 3 different areas of the photograph: "Frances Teetz / Good Luck! / Douglass Montgomery". Very good. A head-and- shoulders portrait of Douglass wearing a fur-collared coat and apparently holding a sword, with an intense expression suited to a romantic leadA stage actor in his teens, Robert Douglass Montgomery (1907-1966) was whisked up by MGM who, changing his name to Kent Douglass, cast the dashing young man in romantic roles opposite such leading stars as Joan Crawford and Katharine Hepburn. He starred in "Paid" and "Little Women" before the studio changed his name back again. He subsequently played roles in the "Mystery of Edwin Drood", "Harmony Lane" and "The Cat and the Canary". He enlisted and served in the Canadian Army during the war. His return to the screen was hardly noticed and he fell into obscurity. Bookseller Inventory # 34778

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Sherman, Stuart. (1881-1926). American literary critic best known for his feud with H. L. Mencken.

Published by New York: January 20, 1926. (1926)

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Item Description: New York: January 20, 1926., 1926. Book Condition: Good. - A few words penned in black ink on a sheet of New York Herald Tribune "Books" letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Signed "Stuart Sherman". There is creasing & a narrow glue mark along the top edge of the letterhead. There is also a crease at bottom right. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. Sherman writes a line to a Mr. Rimington: "I give it up but guess 'The Origin of Species'."Stuart Pratt Sherman [1881-1926] was an American literary critic and educator. He was noted for his feud with H. L. Mencken, which began when he addressed the National Council of Teachers of English at the start of World War I. Displaying what some viewed as a chauvinstic patriotism, he denounced both the philosophy of Nietzsche and Mencken, his American apologist. Bookseller Inventory # 34777

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Johnson, Lady Bird. (1912-2007). First Lady of the United States (1963-69).

Published by Washington, DC: March 14, 1968. (1968)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: March 14, 1968., 1968. Book Condition: Very good. - Typed letter filling half of a cream-colored sheet of White House letterhead. Signed "Lady Bird Johnson". "Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson" is typed below her signature. Folded twice for mailing. There is a paper-clip impression with a tiny rust mark to the top edge. Very good. The First Lady congratulates Herbert W. Salford, Superintendent of Parks for Poughkeepsie, NY on his plans for the beautification of that city. Noting that he is joining a nationwide movement, she writes: "Each person who plants a tree or tends a flower, or cleans a corner of neglect is making his Nation a finer, more wholesome place in which to live, and your constructive efforts are most welcome."A well-educated woman and a capable manager, Lady Bird Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying America's cities and highways ["where flowers bloom, so does hope"] and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill. Bookseller Inventory # 34769

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Coontz, Robert. (1864-1935). U.S. Navy Admiral who served in the Spanish- American War and was Chief of Naval Operations. He was Governor of Guam 1912-13.

Published by 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: 1930., 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Sepia-toned magazine portrait, 3 inches high by 2-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a piece of cream-colored card, approximately 4-3/4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Signed in black ink on the mount below the portrait: "R. E. Coontz / Admiral, US Navy / Retired / 1930." The mount is lightly soiled. Very good. The head-and-shoulders portrait shows the elderly admiral swimming in a slightly choppy sea.Robert Edward Coontz [1864- 1935] was an admiral in the United States Navy. During the Spanish- American War Coontz and his ship the Charleston siezed control of Guam, then joined Admiral George Dewey's forces in the Philippines. He was Governor of Guam in 1912-13. In 1919 he was appointed Chief of Naval Operations. While wrestling with financial problems, new technologies, pressure from Congress and the naval fallout from the Teapot Dome scandal, Coontz established a unified United States Fleet and strengthened the CNO's position within the Navy Department. Bookseller Inventory # 34762

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Vinal, Harold. (1891-1965). Maine poet and publisher of the poetry magazine "Voices".

Published by New York: November 28th, 1925. (1925)

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Item Description: New York: November 28th, 1925., 1925. Book Condition: Very good. - 77 words typed on a cream-colored sheet of "Voices" poetry magazine letterhead, approximately 10 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Signed "Harold Vinal". Folded twice for mailing with a tiny chip to the left edge at the lower fold. Near fine. Vinal writes to historical fiction writer John Hyde Preston: "I'm genuinely sorry that neither of these poems seems quite suited to my present needs. These continued negatives seem a bit ungracious, but they are not intended to be so. In conducting a poetry magazine, which is an expression of an indiviudual taste, one must be consistent with one's convictions."Harold Vinal [1891-1965] was a poet from Maine. Many of his poems are about the sea and about Vinalhaven where he was born. He founded and was the publisher and editor of the magazine "Voices: An Open Forum for the Poets". Bookseller Inventory # 34765

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Starr, Frederick. (1858-1933). Anthropologist/ethnologist who did research and field work in Mexico, Central Africa, the Philippines, Japan and Korea.

Published by January 1, 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: January 1, 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Good. - A sepia-toned magazine portrait, 4-7/8 inches high by 2-3/8 inches wide, is mounted on a piece of cream-colored card, 6-3/8 inches high by 2-7/8 inches wide. Signed on the mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern, / with good wishes, / Frederick Starr / January 1, 1931". The mount is a bit soiled. Good. The portrait depicts Starr at half-length wearing a suit and bow tie.Frederick Starr [1858-1933] was an Ameridan anthropologist/ethnologist. He did research and fieldwork in Mexico,Central Africa, the Philippines, Japan and Korea.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 # 34763

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JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED POSTCARD SIGNED BY ANTHROPOLOGIST FREDERICK: Starr, Frederick. (

Starr, Frederick. ( 1858-1933). Anthropologist/ethnologist. He did research in Japan and Korea with his companion, translator and photographer Maebashi Hambei ["Hanzo"].

Published by 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Good. - Japanese color illustrated postcard, 5-1/2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide. Signed at the top "Frederick Starr" and "Hambei Maebashi". "Happy New Year. 1931" is penned below the image. The card is addressed & annotated on the verso in Starr's hand. The top inch of the recto is discolored with a short tear & the verso is slightly darkened. Good. The postcard depicts in raised relief a man in Japanese dress leading a goat by a scarlet leash. On the verso Starr has addressed the card to young autograph collector Seymour Halpern and has noted along one edge: "This is primarily for use in Japan. 1931 is 'the year of the sheep' (or goat)."Frederick Starr [1858-1933] was an American anthropologist/ethnologist. He did research and fieldwork in Mexico, Central Africa, the Philippines, Japan and Korea. Maebashi Hambei [called "Hanzo" by Starr] was about twenty years old when Starr met him around 1913. He became Starr's assistant, photographer, interpreter and companion on his expeditions to Japan and Korea.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 # 34764

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Hamilton, Cosmo. (1870-1942). English novelist and playwright.

Published by New York: 16th December, 1924. (1924)

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Item Description: New York: 16th December, 1924., 1924. Book Condition: Good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling most of the first side of a sheet of his light gray letterhead with his address printed in raised lettering at the top. The letterhead is folded once to form 4 sides, each approximately 8 inches high by 6 inches wide. Signed "Cosmo Hamilton". The letter is very lightly creased with a small stain at bottom left & a light glue mark along the top edge. There is a stain & a collector's pencil notation on the 4th side. Folded once for mailing.Good. Hamilton thanks Mr. Remington for his very kind letter. "It is indeed good to know that you liked 'Unwritten History' so much. I am grateful for your help & refreshed by your enthusiasm. It gives me great pleasure to send you a photograph & to think that it will earn the honour of a place on the walls of your office." "Unwritten History" was Hamilton's autobiography and was published by Little, Brown & Co. in 1924, the year of this letter.Cosmo Hamilton [1870-1942] was an English playwright and novelist, the author of several London musicals, as well as Broadway shows and many screenplays. Several of his novels were adapted for film. Bookseller Inventory # 34767

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Woolsey, Theodore D. (1801-1889). President of Yale College 1846 to 1871.

Published by Yale College: May 6, 1851. (1851)

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Item Description: Yale College: May 6, 1851., 1851. Book Condition: Good. - 20 words penned on the first side of a sheet of light gray paper which has been folded once to form 4 sides, each 10-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. There is a raised seal in blind at top left. Signed "Theodore D. Woolsey, President". Folded 8 times for mailing. The corners & edges of the letter are creased with a short tear & a few tiny chips at the folds. Good. An amusing note stating that "Charles Hallock, an unmatriculated student of the Freshman Class" is honorably dismissed from the college at his father's request. Charles Hallock went on to graduate from Amherst College. He became the financial editor of Harper's Weekly and founded the sportsmen's magazine Forest and Stream. The city of Hallock in Northwest Minnesota was named after him.Theodore Dwight Woolsey [1801-1889] was an American academic and author and the influential President of Yale from 1846 through 1871. Bookseller Inventory # 34768

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MAY 7, 1715 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED by: Montagu, Charles, 1st

Montagu, Charles, 1st Earl of Halifax; Montagu, Edward Wortley; and St Quintin, Sir William, 3rd Baronet.

Published by May 7, 1715. (1715)

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Item Description: May 7, 1715., 1715. Book Condition: Fair. - Over 110 words penned on 13-3/4 inch high by 9 inch wide cream paper. This May 7, 1715 Manuscript Document Signed directs the Auditor of the Exchequer George Montagu to pay to David Earl of Buchan (David Erskine, 9th Earl of Buchan, 1672-1745) a 200 pound instalment on his 800 pound annual annuity. Signed by Halifax, the First Lord of the Treasury and 2 Lords of the Treasury Edward Wortley Montagu and Sir William St Quintin, 3rd Baronet. "These are to pray and require you to draw an Order for paying unto the Right Honoble. David Earl of Buchan or to his Assigns the Sum of Two hundred pounds." Addressed below the body of the text: "To our very loving Friend George Montagu Esq Auditor of the Receipt of his [Majesty's] Exchequer". Folded three times with long tears along the folds repaired with archival tape from the verso. Creased with chipping along the bottom edge affecting an annotation penned along the bottom border of the document. A piece torn from along the right edge touches on the last letters of Sir William St Quintin's signature. The document is further docketed on a second leaf which was apparently once attached. This second page is also torn along the folds which are repaired from the verso. Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax was a poet prior to entering political life. After serving in the House of Commons he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1694 after having devised the establishment of the Bank of England. In 1695 he was involved in the reform of the coinage. In 1697 he was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, a post he felt pressured by his enemies to resign in 1699. He regained his office of First Lord of the Treasury in October 1714 but died shortly after on May 19, 1715. The document at hand was signed only 12 days before his death.Edward Wortley Montagu (1678-1761) was the husband of the writer lady Mary Wortley Montagu. He was Lord Commissioner of the Treasury from 1714 to 1715. He was appointed the Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire on June 5, 1716.Sir William St Quintin, 3rd Baronet served in Parliament from 1695. He was Commissioner of Customs from 1698 to 1701. From 1706 he was Commissioner of Revenue in Ireland until he became a Lord of the Treasury in 1714, a post he held until 1717. Bookseller Inventory # 34756

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TWO TYPED LETTERS SIGNED by ROLAND WILLIAN: Boyden, Roland William

Boyden, Roland William (1863-1931). Lawyer and Statesman who as the U.S. Representative to the Reparation Commission suggested that the Versailles Treaty would guarantee Germany could not pay reparations and that the agreement should be redrawn.

Published by Paris, June 4th and June 5th, 1923. (1923)

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Item Description: Paris, June 4th and June 5th, 1923., 1923. Book Condition: Fair. - Two letters by the U.S.'s unofficial representative to the Reparation Commission responding to James R. Barbour, the representative of the Farmers Loan and Trust Company. The first letter contains over 400 words typed on 2 pages of 10-5/8 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide buff paper, the first page of which is typed on "United States Unofficial Delegation Reparation Commission" stationery with the United States pictorial eagle logo embossed in blind at top left. In his letter Roland William Boyden writes that "I think there is no such record as you have in mind in your letter." He goes on to enumerate certain concessions made to Germany: "One illustration might be the advance which the Allies made to Germany in connection with the Spa coal agreement, something in excess of 300,000,000 gold marks. This amount was advanced in cash, and, of course, has now been charged up against Germany's payments. . I think also, off-hand, of delays accorded Germany in connection with disarmament, dissolution of military forces, etc. " He mentions that "It is not uncommon to speak of the determination of the German reparation obligation at 132 milliards of gold marks as a concession." He concludes by writing that: "As you will see, I am not attempting to give a list, but merely to guess at some of the things which Mr. Loucher had in his mind." Signed "RW Boyden". A discreet pencil annotation on the second page was likely written by the recipient. Folded for mailing with tears along the right edges of the folds and rust stains and tears from a paper clip once affixed to the top of both pages. The edges of the first page are darkened with creases and chips to the top and right edges of that page.Having read something the following morning, Roland William Boyden has typed a second letter, dated June 5th, 1923. In this 100 word letter typed on 10-5/8 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide buff paper "United States Unofficial Delegation Reparation Commission" stationery, Boyden is reminded of a "speech made by Mr. Dubois, former President of the Reparation Commission. it involved some resume of the German obligation and the changes in it. While it was devoted mainly to Germany's failure to meet her obligations, my guess is that you would find in it more or less helpful history." Signed "RW Boyden". Folded for mailing with tears along the right edge of the folds and a paper clip stain at top left. There is some creasing with a couple of small chips along the right edge and a tear to the top edge. The American lawyer and statesman Roland William Boyden (1863-1931) led the legal enforcement division of the United States Food Administration and, after the war, was in charge of the American Relief Administration. In 1920, Boyden was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to unofficially represent the United States at the meetings of the Reparation Commission, a position to which he was re-appointed by President Warren Harding. Controversy arose when, in January of 1923, he suggested that the Treaty of Versailles pretty much assured that Germany would default in reparation payments and suggested that the agreement be redrawn. The Senate demanded his recall and, though he was not officially recalled, Boyden resigned.Boyden's observations were prophetic. In keeping with the argument advanced by John Maynard Keynes in his book "The Economic Consequences of the Peace", the burden of reparations would prove a humiliating burden on Germany and lead to the events which foreshadowed the Second World War. Bookseller Inventory # 34755

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Lerner, Max. (1902-1992). American columnist who earned a place on Nixon's enemies list.

Published by New York: January 15th, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: New York: January 15th, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Very good. - 35 words typed on a sheet of New York Post letterhead, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Signed "Max". There is some very light creasing & a light paper-clip mark to the top left corner of the letter with a tiny chip to its bottom edge. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Educator Harold Rugg held a lecture series at Teachers College of Columbia University. Lerner regrets he is unable to participate: "I honestly wish I could do it this year, but it's mortally impossible for me. I have taken on farm [sic] more than I can handle and I must retrench."Max Lerner [1902-1992] was an American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column in the New York Post. The column, which debuted in 1949, earned him a place on Nixon's enemies list. His most influential book was "America as a Civilization: Life and Thought in the United States Today" [1957].One of the most significant educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A Civil Engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940s. Bookseller Inventory # 34752

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