Signature and Inscription / Unsigned Portrait.

LONG, John D. (1838-1915).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

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This Massachusetts governor (1880-83) and congressman (1883-89) is best known as President McKinley's Secretary of the Navy (1897-1902), in which capacity he modernized that department. Bold "Truly Yours / John D Long / Sec of the Navy / Aug 16 1898" in his sloppy hand penned on the blank verso of his heavy stock 3¼" X 1½" printed "The Secretary of the Navy" calling card. Very good. Lightly age toned. Accompanied by a superb steel-engraved portrait, heavy stock 5½" X 8", n.p., n.y. Very good. Lightly age toned. "Engd. by A.H. Ritchie" noted in fine print below this image, which is likely a book illustration or frontispiece of late 19th century vintage. Handsome head-and-shoulders image of an intense mustachioed Long in suit and tie, with facsimile signature beneath. An attractive pair. Bookseller Inventory # 31418

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Title: Signature and Inscription / Unsigned ...

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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