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(autographs - Royalty). Manuscript Document Signed. Frederick IV Of  Prussia. Potsdam, April 10, 1854
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(autographs - Royalty). Manuscript Document Signed. Frederick IV Of Prussia. Potsdam, April 10, 1854

By Frederick I V Of Prussia

Frederick I V of Prussia. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1854. Paper. Autographs - Royalty). Manuscript Document Signed. Frederick IV of Prussia. Potsdam, April 10, 1854. 1 p. , oblong 8vo. Minor wear. Strong, dark signature. ; Signed by Author .

$294.00

Friedrich Wilhelm I V, King Of Prussia. Letter Signed. 1 Piece. Berlin:  June, 1843
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Friedrich Wilhelm I V, King Of Prussia. Letter Signed. 1 Piece. Berlin: June, 1843

By Friedrich Wilhelm Iv, King Of Prussia.

Friedrich Wilhelm III. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1843. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia. Letter Signed. 1 piece. Berlin: June, 1843. The document above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more. ; Signed by Author .

$612.50

Friedrich Wilhelm I I King Of Prussia. 1 Piece. Letter Signed. Potsdam,  1791.
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Friedrich Wilhelm I I King Of Prussia. 1 Piece. Letter Signed. Potsdam, 1791.

By Friedrich Wilhelm I I, King Of Prussia.

Friedrich Wilhelm I I, King of Prussia.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia. 1 piece. Letter Signed. Potsdam, 1791. The document above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more; Signed by Author .

$735.00

Ferdinand Iii, Holy Roman Emperor. Document Signed. 5 September, 1627.1  Piece. Folio, Docketed.
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Ferdinand Iii, Holy Roman Emperor. Document Signed. 5 September, 1627.1 Piece. Folio, Docketed.

By Ferdinand Iii, Holy Roman Emperor.

Ferdinand I I I , Holy Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1627. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. Document Signed. 5 September, 1627.1 piece. Folio, docketed. The manuscript above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more, as evidenced by the clipped catalog descriptions which accompany them; Signed by Author .

$833.00

KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. ANS. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1880
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KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. ANS. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1880

By Kate Douglas Wiggin. (1856-1923)

Personal. Very Good with no dust jacket. Letter. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Kate Douglas Wiggin. ANS. Reads “Dear Dr. Ward. / If it is at all convenient or possible for you, will you kindly come to see me a moment between 11.30 & 1 OR 2 TO 2.40_/ Sincerely Yours. / Kate D Wiggin. ” On Hotel Kenmore’s stationery, 9 ¼” x 5 1/8”. Small, neat tape repair to verso. Usual uniform toning. Very good. Wiggin (1856-1923) was an author and educator of Welsh descent. Born in Philadelphia, she went west with her family. She started San Francisco’s first free kindergarten in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). In the 1880’s, she and her sister founded a training school for kindergarten teachers. Her works include “The Birds’ Christmas Carol” (1887) and “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” (1903). Dated 189-. Photo of author is not original. .

$146.95

JESSE HILTON STUART SIGNED BY STUART. TLS TO JOURNALIST DEANE MORRISON
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JESSE HILTON STUART SIGNED BY STUART. TLS TO JOURNALIST DEANE MORRISON

By Stuart, Jesse [Hilton] (1907-1984) Tls To Journalist Deane Morrison.

Personal. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1952. Letter. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Jesse Hilton Stuart. TLS to journalist Deane Morrison. Reads, “Mr. Morrison… Your mentioning my ‘Esquire’ stories… brings back old memories. So many people around here dind’t like them either. But our drugstore sold them, and it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see a man slip in and buy one, as if he were a little ashamed, and put it under his arm and walk out. Even the papers went after me over a few stories. So I would stay away, not see many people, until a story ‘had died down. ’ That is, read and partly forgotten…” Dated “Riverton, Ky. Nov. 12th, 1952.” Signed “Jesse Stuart. ” [2] leaves, single-sided. 11 1/8” x 7 3/8”. Very good with original envelope. Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) achieved prominence with his short stories, poetry, and novels. Born and raised in Greenup County, KY, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of northeastern Kentucky for his writing. He said that most of his stories were elaborations of true incidents that he observed or heard about. His plots and dialogue give a stereotypical view of the region. He was made poet laureate of Kentucky in 1954, and in 1961 received the award from the American Academy of Poets. His first novel was "Trees of Heaven" (1940). Stuart's "Taps for Private Tussie" (1943) sold over a million copies in only 2 years, and won the Thomas Jefferson Southern Award for the best Southern book of the year. A fairly uncommon signature. ; Signed by Author .

$122.45