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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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Parks, Rosa. (1913-2005). "The first lady of civil rights".

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

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Item Description: Circa [1970s]. [1970s], 1970. Book Condition: Very good. - Card, 3 inches high by 5 inches wide, signed in black ink "Rosa Parks". Near fine. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks [1913-2005] was an African American civil rights activist whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Bookseller Inventory # 34309

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Jackson, Margaret Weymouth. (1895-1974). Popular Indiana author.

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

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Item Description: Circa [1930]. [1930], 1930. Book Condition: Very good. - Black-and-white photograph, 3-7/8 inches high by 6 inches wide, inscribed & signed along the bottom edge: "To Seymour Halprin / With all good wishes, Margaret Weymouth Jackson" There are glue stains along the bottom edge of the verso where the photo has been removed from an album. Very good. A charming photograph probably sent in response to a request for an autograph. It appears to show Jackson sitting at the wheel of a vintage car with a girl and a dog in the back seat and a young boy standing on the running board. A house on a hill is in the background.Margaret Weymouth Jackson [1895-1974], who was described as an "Authot in an apron", was a popular Indiana author of more then two hundred short stories.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 # 34310

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REPORT ON JOSEPH BALESTIER'S MISSION TO SIAM]: Balestier, Joseph; Voorhees,

Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1852., 1852. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, unbound printed self-wraps consisting of 4 gatherings attached with a single stitch. 125 deckle-edged pages. The edges of the title page are soiled and darkened with a tear and chips to the top edge. The overlapping edges of several pages are chipped. Page 19 is tightly trimmed with minor loss to the text along the bottom edge and there is a tear to the bottom edge of another page. Good. President Millard Fillmore's report to Congress on the American mission sent to Bangkok, led by former American Consul to Singapore Joseph Balestier, in an effort to secure treaty arrangements to open trade with Siam. The report includes Balestier's correspondence and letters from 1849 through 1851 addressed to various American and Thai officials, including the U.S. Secretary of State, the Sultan of Bruni, the Siamese Commissioner of Naval Forces, U.S. Naval Commander P. F. Voorhees, and others. The correspondence often originates from aboard the U.S. Flagship Plymouth or from various Asian embassies.Although the first American ship reached Bangkok in 1821 and a Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed between the U.S. and Siam in 1833, only 2 American vessels had traveled to Siam to trade between 1828 and 1836, and none from 1838 through 1850. In 1850, both the American and British governments sent missions to Bangkok seeking to negotiate new treaties. The American mission was led by Joseph Balestier, the former American Consul to Singapore.In the 1830's Joseph Balestier was one of the first men to own a 1,000-acre sugar cane plantation in Singapore. He was soon appointed Consul for the port of Rhiau and subsequently Singapore. He was a significant figure in Singapore and both a road and a district are named after him. In the latter part of the 1840's, business declined due to competition and lack of import privileges to the home market. Following the death of his wife, Paul Revere's daughter Maria Revere Balestier, he was forced to sell his entire property. He soon returned to Washington to convince Secretary of State Daniel Webster to send him on a diplomatic mission to South East Asia to negotiate treaties. However, the mission was beset by difficulties from the beginning. His relationship with Commodore P.F. Voorhees began badly and deteriorated as the voyage progressed. Balestier regularly communicated their disagreements to the Secretary of State, forwarding copies of his letters to Voorhees, thus aggravating the situation. Balestier blamed Voorhees for the failure of the mission, placing some of the blame on Voorhees' failure to send a military escort with him when he met with high-ranking officials. Voorhees had been loathe to endanger his men due to reports of a cholera epidemic. As the ship's tour was coming to an end and Vorhees and his crew were due back home, Balestier stayed on anticipating that a new American flagship would soon pick him up in Batavia. He spent six months waiting and, when word did reach him, it was to inform him that his mission had been terminated. The failure of the mission was not solely due to Balestier's disgreement with Voorhees. Not only was Siamese bureaucracy frustrating but, according to a letter produced by Voorhees, a Siamese admiral claimed that Balestier had been rude and insulting to his hosts. China's royal court had also refused to meet with him due to previous dealings with him in Singapore. Voorhees' version of events stirred up controversy in Washington and, on two occasions, the Senate asked to see Balestier's correspondence.RARE. WorldCat locates only 5 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 34305

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Priestley, Joseph; Maclean, John.

Published by (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), 1929., 1929. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EDITOR WILLIAM FOSTER - Octavo, black cloth with a printed label on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. vi, [i], 115 & [1] pages. The book is lightly soiled. Very good. First edition."Edited, with a Sketch of the Life and Letters of Doctor Maclean by William Foster, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University".Inscribed in the year of publication by the editor and signed "with the warm regard of/ William Foster / Princeton / Sept. 28, 1929". Bookseller Inventory # 34278

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Novello, Sabilla. (1821-1904). Singer. Daughter of Victor Novello.

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

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Item Description: Circa [1890s]. [1890s], 1890. Book Condition: Good. - A few words from the close of a letter penned on a slip of paper 1-5/8 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide. The slip is mounted on a larger piece of paper, 3 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Sabilla Novello". The slip of paper is rippled & there is a piece out of its bottom left corner. Scraps of gray paper adhere to the mount where it has been removed from an album. Good. Sabilla Novello [1821-1904], the daughter of Victor Novello and the younger sister of author Mary Cowden Clarke, was an English singer and teacher of singing. She was a contributor to Musical Times and wrote books for children. Bookseller Inventory # 34256

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Buck, Clayton Douglass. (1890-1965). Governor and U.S. Senator from Delaware.

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

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Item Description: Circa [1940s]. [1940s], 1940. Book Condition: Good. - Card, 2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide. Boldly signed in blue ink "C D Buck". The corners & the bottom edge of the card are darkened & there is a very light paper-clip mark to its top edge. Good. Clayton Douglass Buck [1890-1965] was an American engineer and politician from New Castle Hundred, Delaware. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Republican party. He served two terms as Governor of Delaware and one term as U.S. Senator from Delaware. He was generally known by his middle name. Bookseller Inventory # 34250

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Delzell, Frederic. Pianist. Organist and choir director of the Episcopal Church in Boston.

Published by Cambridge, MA: June 21, 1940. (1940)

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Item Description: Cambridge, MA: June 21, 1940., 1940. Book Condition: Good. - Magazine advertisement, approximately 4 inches high by 7-1 /4 inches wide, illustrated with a black-and-white portrait of Delzell. Signed in blue ink "Frederic Delzell". There is staining to the verso with some offsetting to the right margin of the portrait, not affecting the image or the signature. There is light creasing & very light offsetting to the text portion of the ad. Good. The ad is promoting a performance by Delzell , "Young American Conductor" as guest conductor of the Boston Symphony Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston on June 21, 1940. The photographic portrait shows him at three-quarters length, wearing evening dress and holding a baton.Frederic Delzell was a pianist as well as organist and choir director of the Episcopal Church in Boston. Bookseller Inventory # 34251

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U.S. SENATE VISITOR'S CARD SIGNED BY NORTH: Young, Milton Ruben

Young, Milton Ruben (1897-1983). North Dakota Senator from 1945 to 1981.

Published by Washington, DC: June 17, 1963. (1963)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: June 17, 1963., 1963. Book Condition: Very good. - United States Senate Chamber light orange visitor's card illustrated in black, 2-1/4 inches high by approximately 4 inches wide. Signed in green ink "Milton R. Young". The rules for visitors are printed on the verso. Near fine. Milton Ruben Young [1897-1983] was an American politician, most notable for representing North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 to 1981. At the time of his retirement he was the most senior Republican in the Senate.A nice example of his autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 34253

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Moore, A. Harry. (1877-1952). New Jersey Governor and Senator.

Published by Washington, DC: August 4, 1936. (1936)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: August 4, 1936., 1936. Book Condition: Very good. - 52 words typed on a sheet of United States Senate letterhead. Signed "A Harry Moore". There is some light creasing to the edges of the letter. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Moore writes as U.S. Senator to a John T. Kavanagh in Brooklyn, NY, replying to a request for his autograph. ".I am also glad to know that your father and brother are citizens of New Jersey and hope I may have the pleasure of meeting them sometime."Arthur Harry Moore [1877-1952] was a Democratic politician who was the 39th Governor of New Jersey. He was the longest-serving New Jersey Governor in the twentieth century, being elected to serve three separate nonconsecutive terms [1926-1929, 1932-1935 and 1938-1941]. He represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from January 1935 to January 1938 when he stepped down to begin his third term as Governor. Bookseller Inventory # 34249

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Aiken, George D. (1892-1984). Vermont Governor (1937-41) and Senator from Vermont (1941-1975).

Published by (Washington, DC): September 17, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: (Washington, DC): September 17, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Very good. - 45 words typed on a sheet of United States Senate / Committee on Labor and Public Welfare letterhead with the members of the committee, including Aiken, printed at top left. Boldly signed "George Aiken". There is some very light creasing to the letter with a tiny chip to the top edge. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Aiken replies to Paul S. Jacobsen of the Department of Political Science, Colgate University, who has evidently asked to meet with him. "Inasmuch as I have accepted numerous speaking dates this fall, I do not expect to be in Washington much of the time after the Senate adjourns." He adds that his staff will be glad to talk with Jacobsen.George David Aiken [1892-1984] was an American farmer and Republican politician. He was the 64th Governor of Vermont [1937-1941] before serving in the Senate from 1941 to 1975. As governor, he had fought the New Deal over its programs for hydroelectric power and flood control in Vermont. Though a liberal northeastern Republican in Vermont's progressive tradition, he distrusted any increase in presidential power. In the Senate, he was one of four Republican cosponsors of the Full Employment Act of 1946. He also sponsored the food allotment bill of 1945, which was a forerunner of the food stamp program. In 1950, he was one of seven Senate Republicans who condemned in writing the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Bookseller Inventory # 34254

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Kerr, Walter. (1913-1996). Theatre critic.

Published by New York: June 9, 1962. (1962)

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Item Description: New York: June 9, 1962., 1962. Book Condition: Very. - 93 words typed on a sheet of New York Herald Tribune letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Walter Kerr". "No reply" is penciled at top right. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Kerr responds to a letter from Richard Thruelsen, Senior Editor, The Curtis Publishing Company, asking him to contribute a favorite quotation for a new feature in the Saturday Evening Post. "I am at the moment so overwhelmed by work here, which I must get off my desk before taking off for Europe for the summer, that I dare not even take the time to think of what, among many favorites, my favorite quotation might be."Walter Kerr [1913-1996] was an American writer and theatre critic. He was also the writer, lyricist and/or director of several Broadway plays and musicals as well as the author of several books, generally on the subject of theatre and cinema. Bookseller Inventory # 34255

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Friedrich Leopold Prince of Prussia. (1865-1931).

Published by Circa [1920s]. [1920s] (1920)

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Item Description: Circa [1920s]. [1920s], 1920. Book Condition: Good. - Card, 1-7/8 inches high by 3-1/4 inches wide, elegantly signed in heavy black ink "Frederick Leopold Prinz of Prussia." There is staining & light soiling to the corners of the card & the edges of the verso are glue- stained where the card has been removed from an album. Good. Friedrich Leopold Prinz von Preussen [1865-1931] was a son of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. At the age of ten he entered the army as a Kadett and worked his way up the ranks, being promoted to Generalleutnant in 1898 and to General der Kavallerie in 1902. He served during the Russian-Japanese War [1904-1905] as counselor in the Russian headquarters. He was the last patron of the Prussian freemasons from the House of Hohenzollern. Bookseller Inventory # 34234

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LETTER TO THE JAMES B. POND LECTURE: Keyes, Elizabeth. Harpist

Keyes, Elizabeth. Harpist and soprano.

Published by Washington, DC: September 7, 1928. (1928)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: September 7, 1928., 1928. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter filling the 4th side of a 4-sided promotional brochure, approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide. Signed "Elizabeth Keyes". On the 1st side of the brochure is the illustration referred to in the letter, depicting Mary Gertrude Keyes playing the violin and Elizabeth Keyes playing the harp. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Elizabeth Keyes writes to the Pond Lecture Bureau after confirmation of the sale of her own agency, the Nomad Bureau: "I understand that your office does not care to take care of my contract. / The cut of the photograph on the enclosed.circular is one which I would very much like to have, and I will appreciate the favor if you will send it to me here at my studio, if it is found among the property which was transferred from Nomad.". Bookseller Inventory # 34231

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Salvini, Tommaso. (1829-1915). Italian actor.

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

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Item Description: Circa [1880s]. [1880s], 1880. Book Condition: Good. - Two-and-a-half lines from the close of a letter penned on a slip of paper, approximately 2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Tommaso Salvini". The paper is mounted on a piece of card, 4-3 /4 inches high by approximately 7 inches wide. The slip of paper is somewhat darkened & its top edge has been irregularly torn or cut. Good. Tommaso Salvini [1829- 1915] was an Italian actor. In 1847 he joined the company of Adelaide Ristori and won his first success in tragedy playing the title role in Alfieri's Oreste opposite Ristore as Elettra. His most famous role was Othello, which he played for the first time at Vicenza in June 1856. He acted frequently in England and America, playing Othello to the Iago of Edwin Booth in 1886. When playing with an English-speaking company he always delivered his lines in Italian. His acting in Othello inspired the young Russian actor Constantin Stanislavski who saw him perform in Moscow and later wrote that Salvini was the "finest representative" of his own approach to acting. Bookseller Inventory # 34233

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TYPED LETTER TO IMPRESARIO JAMES B. POND: Kanellos, Vassos. Greek

Kanellos, Vassos. Greek dancer whose choreography was inspired by Ancient Greece and the style of Isadora Duncan.

Published by New York: January 19, 1920. (1920)

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Item Description: New York: January 19, 1920., 1920. Book Condition: Very good. - The secretary's letter fills one side of a light gray sheet of "Hellenic Renaissance" letterhead, approximately 8-1/2 inches high by 6-5/8 inches wide. Signed "Beatrix Knox", Secretary to Mr. Kanellos. Together with the program for a December 27 performance by Kanellos and his company at Carnegie Hall, New York City. The program consists of a sheet of paper folded once to form four pages, each 9-1/2 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide, with a black-and-white illustration of two Greek dancers on the cover. The program information on the inner sides is surrounded by a pictorial border of 15 black-and-white illustrations of the dancers performing. On the 4th side are quotes from reviews incorporated into an image of a Greek vase. The letter & program have been folded twice for mailing. The top left corner of the letter is creased with a paper-clip mark and the date answered has been stamped above the text. The same paper clip has left a mark to the top left corner of each page of the program with a stain to the last page. Very good. According to the program "The Kanellos Ballet Hellenique has for its purpose the reviving of the Classic Greek Dance and Dramatique pantomime. Under the guidance of M. Kanellos, the ballet will present from the great dramas of Greek Classic literature those scenes and episodes best known the world over and from modern Greece; it will present the simple dances of the shepherds and peasants with their peculiar native charm."The secretary's letter asks if Pond would be interested in presenting the company's performances. She also informs him about a society which is being formed, of which Kanellos will be director. The society will take over publication of the only Greek- English art magazine in America, as well as promoting the work of Kanellos.Vassos Kanellos is listed in the program as Premier Danseur Etoile and Directeur Choreographique from the Royal Theatre of Athens. His choreography was inspired by ancient Greek drama and art and by the style of Isadora Duncan. Together with his wife Tanagra, Kanellos toured widely in Europe and the U.S. In the Carnegie Hall performance the dancers accompanying him are Mlle. Thalia Zanou and Mlle. Lubovska. Bookseller Inventory # 34228

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Petrova, Olga. (1894-1977). Silent film actor and playwright.

Published by September 20, 1948. (1948)

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Item Description: September 20, 1948., 1948. Book Condition: Good. - Four double-spaced lines typed on a partial sheet of paper, 6-1/2 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Boldly signed in green ink "Olga Petrova". Dated in pencil by an unknown hand. The top edge is somewhat unevenly cut & there is a horizontal crease where the letter has been folded. Good. From the estate of agent Chamberlain Brown. This appears to be the closing lines of a letter excised from a full sheet of paper. Petrova writes: "Your enthusiasm is very precious particularly in days of despair and gloom. And what person of the theatre hasn't at some time such days? Few I think. And your faith must gild many a black cloud, of that I am sure."Olga Petrova [1884-1977] was an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. She was born Muriel Harding in England, moved to the United States and became a vaudeville star using Olga Petrova as her stage name. She starred in films for Solax Studios and was Metro Studio's first diva, usually playing femme fatale roles. Most of her films are now lost. She wrote several screenplays and, after retiring from the film industry in 1918, acted in Broadway productions and wrote three plays. Bookseller Inventory # 34230

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1977 TYPED LETTER ABOUT THE PUBLICATION OF: Chalker, Jack. (1944-2005).

Chalker, Jack. (1944-2005). Science fiction writer. Founder of the Mirage Press, publisher of "The Compleat Feghoot".

Published by Baltimore, MD: [1974]. [1974] (1974)

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Item Description: Baltimore, MD: [1974]. [1974], 1974. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter filling one side of a sheet of Mirage Press letterhead. Signed "Jack Chalker". Folded 3 times for mailing. Together with 4 stamped, postmarked postcards sent from Manchester, MD to Reg Bretnor, dated 1978 to 1981 and variously signed "Jack Chalker" and "Jack C". Near fine. A letter and four postcards to science fiction author Reginald Bretnor relating to the publishing of the original edition of "The Compleat Feghoot" and its reprinting. The letter discusses contracts and payments and the possibility of publishing both a hardback and a paperback edition. "Feghoot now also has his own International Standard Book Number.which will thrill librarians and bibliographers the world over. The September catalog will announce the book, although whether we'll beat Christmas with it is questionable. I'll make the hard/paper decision after the next catalog shows the real interest."The postcards, which are dated 1978, 1980 and 1981, discuss the introduction and illustrations for the 1980 updated,expanded edition of "The Compleat Feghoot" and a possible further edtion [which never materialized].Jack Chalker [1944-2005] was an American science fiction author. He taught history in the Baltimore City Schools for twelve years, retiring in 1978 to write full-time. He started the Mirage Press to release nonfiction and bibliographic works concerning science fiction and fantasy. As an author, he is best known for his Well World series of novels.Reginald Bretnor [1911-1992] was a Russian American science fiction writer of numerous short stories, as well as works on military theory and public affairs. Bookseller Inventory # 34223

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Wren, P. C. (1875-1941). English author of "Beau Geste".

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

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Item Description: Circa [1930s]. [1930s], 1930. Book Condition: Good. - Card 2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide. Signed "P C. Wren." The left side & the top edge of the card are darkened. Good Percival Christopher Wren [1875-1941] was the English author of 33 novels and short story collections, most of them adventure fiction dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. His work was influenced by Frederick Marryat, R. M. Ballantyne, G. A. Henty and H. Rider Haggard. He is best remembered for "Beau Geste" [1942], a much-filmed book concerning the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. Bookseller Inventory # 34220

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Swayne, Wager. (1834-1902). Medal of Honor recipient. Major General of the Union Army Volunteers.

Published by New York: June 4th, 1902. (1902)

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Item Description: New York: June 4th, 1902., 1902. Book Condition: Good. - Typed letter filling two-thirds of a sheet of the letterhead of his law firm, Swayne & Swayne, with his name & those of 2 other partners printed below the address. Signed "Wager Swayne". There is a small chip out of the top left corner of the letter & the edges are darkened with the bottom edge lightly creased. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. Swayne writes to Major James B. Pond, hesitating to accept an invitation: ".Because some of us have been in that little hotel, the Renaissance, so long, that we have come to seem a little like one family, and just now two of us, who are old and dear friends of mine, one of them a valued member of the New York Commandery, are at the point of death." Swayne himself died six months after the date of this letter.Wager Swayne [1834-1902] was a Union Army colonel during the Civil War who was eventually appointed to be the last major general of the Union Army Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Second Battle of Corinth. He retired from the army in July 1870 and moved to Toledo, Ohio where he established a law practice. At the date of this letter he had moved to New York City where he set up another law practice, specializing in representing telegraph and railroad companies.An uncommon autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 34216

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Bartlett, Dewey Follett, Sr. (1919-1979). Oklahoma Governor and Senator.

Published by Washington, DC: February 2, 1977. (1977)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: February 2, 1977., 1977. Book Condition: Very good. - 38 words typed on a cream sheet of United States Senate letterhead, 8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, printed in raised lettering in blue with Bartlett's name at top left & a gilt seal above the address. Signed "Dewey". Folded twice for mailing. Together with the typed mailing envelope. Near fine. Bartlett writes to Art Sohmer, former chief-of- staff of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, thanking him for sending his wishes for Bartlett's good health. "I'm feeling fine, and should resume my Senate duties in a few weeks".Dewey Follett Bartlett, Sr. (1919-1979) was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1978. He did not run for reelection to the Senate that year and he died of the disease in March 1979. Bartlett served as the 19th Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971. He was the first Roman Catholic elected to that position in the state. He was defeated for reelection in 1970. In 1972 he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served one term. Bookseller Inventory # 34206

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER CONCERNING HIS PERSONAL FINANCES SIGNED: Potter, Henry C.

Potter, Henry C. (1835-1908). Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Notable for his interest in social reform and politics.

Published by New York City: May 28, 1887. (1887)

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Item Description: New York City: May 28, 1887., 1887. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 2 sides of a sheet of Grace Church Rectory letterhead folded to form 4 sides, each 8 inches high by 5-1/8 inches wide. Signed "H. C. Potter". Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Bishop Potter writes about his personal finances: "I believe there is a standing arrangement which I made in 1875 that when I should so elect, my annual premiums should be charged against my accrued dividends."Henry C. Potter [1835-1908] was the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. In 1892, during his administration, the cornerstone of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine was laid. Potter was notable for his interest in social reform and politics. While he was rector of Grace Church, New York [1868-1884] he worked to inaugurate working men's clubs, day nurseries and kindergartens and, long after he became bishop, he continued to take part in the summer work of missions on the east side of New York City. In 1900, he attacked the Tammany Hall administration, accusing the city of protecting vice and helped lead a reform movement which elected a new mayor. Bookseller Inventory # 34208

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Landis, Jessie Royce. (1896-1972). American stage and film actress.

Published by New York: December 14th, 1942. (1942)

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Item Description: New York: December 14th, 1942., 1942. Book Condition: Good. - Actors' Equity Association contract between New Holyoke Theatrical Operating Co. Inc. and Jessie Royce Landis for her to appear in "Susan and God" at the New Holyoke Theatre, Holyoke, Mass, opening on December 29th, 1942. Signed "Jessie Royce Landis". Also signed by Lyman Brown, Manager. The contract is darkened around the edges. Good. Jessie Royce Landis [1896-1972] was a stage actress for most of her life. In the 1950s she began appearing in movies as a character actress, playing Grace Kelly's mother in To Catch a Thief [1955] and Cary Grant's mother in North by Northwest [1959], both films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. When playing Grant's mother she claimed to be nearly a year younger than her movie son, although she had shaved a number of years off her age and was actually eight years older. Her autobiography, You Won't Be So Pretty (But You'll Know More), was published in 1954. Bookseller Inventory # 34209

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Elcho, Lord. [Wemyss, Francis Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss]. (1819- 1914). Commander of the London Scottish regiment for 17 years. President of the London Homeopathic Hospital.

Published by [London]: May 30, 1868. (1868)

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Item Description: [London]: May 30, 1868., 1868. Book Condition: Very good. - A few words boldly penned and filling a sheet of letterhead, 6-5/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide, with his address printed in raised lettering in blind at the top. Signed "Elcho". The letter, which is mounted on a slightly larger piece of card, is a bit darkened around the edges. Folded once for mailing. Very good. "The undersigned has much pleasure in complying with a Young Lady's request." No doubt the young lady had requested his autograph.Francis Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss was known as Lord Elcho before he inherited his father's title. As Lord Elcho he was commanding officer of the London Scottish regiment for seventeen years from its formation in 1859. He developed an interest in alternative medicine and became president of the London Homeopathic Hospital. Bookseller Inventory # 34200

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EL FONDO Y LA OLA / (Poesia).: Passalacqua, Carlos M.

Passalacqua, Carlos M.

Published by San Juan, PR: Ediciones Juan Ponce de Leon, 1972. (1972)

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Item Description: San Juan, PR: Ediciones Juan Ponce de Leon, 1972., 1972. Book Condition: Fine. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The covers are warped. 90 pages plus theeeee colophon. Good. First edition. The text is in Spanish.Inscribed by the poet to violinist Alexander Schneider, "mi querido amigo", and signed "Carlos / 25 Mayo 1972". Schneider [1908-1993] is described by Michael Steinberg in The New Grove as "one of the most unquenchably energetic figures in the public musical life of the USA." His whole life was dedicated to the nurturing of chamber music and musicians. Bookseller Inventory # 34194

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO A FAN SIGNED BY: Kellin, Mike. (1922-1983).

Kellin, Mike. (1922-1983). American actor who won an Obie for "American Buffalo" and was nominated for a Tony for the musical "Pipe Dream".

Published by [New York]: March 5, 1961. (1961)

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Item Description: [New York]: March 5, 1961., 1961. Book Condition: Very good. - One-page letter penned in blue ink inside a UNICEF greeting card [4-5/8 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide] with a P.S. on the opposite panel. Signed "Mike Kellin". There is some staining & tape residue to the front of the greeting card with light offsetting to the left side of the letter. Very good Kellin assures the fan: ".It takes a lot of nerve to write a fan letter, and yet, whether you get an answer or not, you may be sure that the person you sent it to was glad to receive it." In answer to her question, he tells her he is working in a Broadway show called Rhinoceros [by Eugene Ionesco] and mentions his other activities and what films he has coming out. He sends the fan an attractive UNICEF card illustrated by Rufino Tamayo.American actor Mike Kellin [1922-1983] made his Broadway debut in 1949 in At War with the Army and repeated his role in the film version with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He appeared in some fifty plays, among them The Odd Couple, Mother Courage, Stalag 17 and The Bird Cage. He won an Obie Award for his work in American Buffalo and was nominated for a Tony Award for the musical Pipe Dream. Among his many films were Lonelyhearts, The Great Impostor, Hell is for Heroes, The Boston Strangler, Midnight Express and The Jazz Singer. Bookseller Inventory # 34198

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Lawes, Lewis E. (1883-1947). Warden of Sing Sing from 1920 to 1941.

Published by Circa [1930s]: [1930s]: (1930)

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Item Description: Circa [1930s]: [1930s]:, 1930. Book Condition: Good. - Signature on a card 2 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Lewis E. Lawes". The right & bottom edges of the card are darkened. Good. Lewis Edward Lawes [1883-1947] was a prison warden and a proponent of prison reform. He became warden of the Massachusetts State Prison in 1918. New York Governor Al Smith asked him to take over as Warden of Sing Sing and he took charge on January 1, 1928. During his 21-year tenure at Sing Sing Correctional Facility he supervised the executions of over 300 prisoners. He remained at his post, instituting reforms, until he retired on July 16, 1941. Bookseller Inventory # 34201

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Connally, John B. (1917-1993). Governor of Texas. Secretary of the Navy. Secretary of the Treasury.

Published by Washington, DC: May 1, 1979. (1979)

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Item Description: Washington, DC: May 1, 1979., 1979. Book Condition: Very good. - 38 words typed on a sheet of his presidential campaign letterhead, approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. "Connally / Leadership for America" is printed in red & black at the top of the letterhead. The addresses of the campaign in Washington, DC and Houston, TX are printed at the foot accompanied by a small photographic portrait of Connally. Signed "John Connally". There is some very slight darkening to the letter with very light creasing to its bottom edge. Very good. At the recipient's request, Connally sends him a photo of himself [not present]. "Hopefully, you will encourage your relatives, your friends and your business associates to contribute what they can in terms of money and effort to the campaign."John Bowden Connally [1917-1993] was an American politician. As a Democrat he served as the 39th Governor of Texas. He was Kennedy's Secretary of the Navy and under Nixon he was Treasury Secretary and was responsible for removing the dollar from the gold standard in 1971, an event known as the Nixon shock. In November 1963, while Governor of Texas, he was a passenger in the car when President Kennedy was assassinated and was seriously wounded in the shooting. He switched parties to become a Republican in 1973. His campaign for the Republican nomination for President referred to in this letter was unsuccessful. Bookseller Inventory # 34199

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE ABOUT: Spalding, Mary Pyle.

Spalding, Mary Pyle. (d. 1970]. Widow of renowned violinist Albert Spalding.

Published by Aston Magna, Great Barrington, MA: September 12, circa [1958]. [1958] (1958)

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Item Description: Aston Magna, Great Barrington, MA: September 12, circa [1958]. [1958], 1958. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter penned in black ink filling just over 3 sides of 2 sheets of her letterhead, approximately 8-1/2 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, with her address printed in red raised lettering on the rectos. Signed "Mary P. Spalding". Together with a black-and-white snapshot of Chindo dogs. There is a red pencil line through the first page of the letter, probably indicating that the letter has been answered. The lefthand corners of this page are lightly bumped. Very good. Having read an article about Jean Dalrymple's Chindo dogs, Spalding writes to her about her own Chindo dogs, given to her by General and Mrs. van Fleet, who in turn were given them by Korean President Syngman Rhee on the Island of Chindo. Flown back to West Point at the end of the war the male dog proved too rambunctious for the peace and quiet of his surroundings. "As I was just 'alone' at that moment, Mrs. van Fleet thought the dogs would be a comfort, and, they were a strenuous one -- so affectionate and so wild. Loving dogs they were a fascinating and strenuous adventure." She encloses two photographs [one of which is present] of the dogs, who are named Van and Fleet.Mary Pyle Spalding [d. 1970] was the widow of renowned violinist Albert Spalding. Her home, Aston Magna, consisted of a main house, guest house, studio, caretaker cottaqe, pool and an adjacent property, all set on 50 acres of land. It was given to the Berkshire Museum under Mary Pyle Spalding's will.The recipient, Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world. Bookseller Inventory # 34187

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