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Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead

Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead by SHERMAN, William T. (1820 - 1891)

Washington, D.C., 1871. unbound. Three-page handwritten letter with outstanding content, 8 x 5 inches, Washington, D.C., June 2...

$1,200.00
TLS-typed Letter Signed "Last Minute Preparations"

TLS-typed Letter Signed "Last Minute Preparations" by Tibbets, Paul W

A Signed Statement on the Last Minute Preparations For the Enola Gay signed by Paul W. Tibbe...

$850.00
SIGNED LETTER TO JOHN R. NEILL

SIGNED LETTER TO JOHN R. NEILL by BAUM, L.FRANK

NEILL, JOHN R.. BAUM,L.FRANK. SIGNED LETTER TO JOHN R. NEILL. Offered here is an incredible Oz related letter from Baum to Ne...

$15,000.00
Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed by KELLER, Helen

1902. September 22 [1902]. Written to Mr. [William V.] Alexander, editor of Ladies Home Journal, who had requested a series of a...

$3,500.00
EVERYBODY'S POLITICAL WHAT'S WHAT? Manuscript Page, Page Proofs and 3 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by SHAW

EVERYBODY'S POLITICAL WHAT'S WHAT? Manuscript Page, Page Proofs and 3 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by SHAW by SHAW, George Bernard

London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1943 and 1944. First Edition. Letter. Very Good to Near Fine in a custom slipcase. Laurenc...

$8,125.00
John Dillinger

John Dillinger

n.d.. (1) John Dillinger Death Mask mold made from a plaster mold made of Dillinger’s face as he lay in the C...

$9,500.00
ARCHIVE OF LETTERS: 21 pages

ARCHIVE OF LETTERS: 21 pages by McCOURT, Frank

1983 - 1990. Letters. Folds from mailing. Near Fine. Superb archive of seven letters from the author of ANGELA'S ASHES to ...

$9,375.00
Correspondence regarding Book Collecting

Correspondence regarding Book Collecting by [IAN FLEMING / PERCY MUIR]

1963. July-December 1963. A series of letters between Ian Fleming, Percy Muir and a Canadian reader of 'The Book Collector&...

£4,500.00
Untitled Story in The Best Short Stories of 1932 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. With Autograph Letter Signed

Untitled Story in The Best Short Stories of 1932 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. With Autograph Letter Signed by Villa, José Garcia

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth stamped in gold on the cover and the spine, top ed...

$350.00
Lengthy handwritten letter about the events of July 1861 that would forever change his life

Lengthy handwritten letter about the events of July 1861 that would forever change his life by (LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth)

Boston, 1861. unbound. 4 pages (front and back) on embossed blind-stamp letterhead, each two-page spread measuring 7.5 x 9.75 i...

$1,100.00
Stanford White Autograph Letter Signed.

Stanford White Autograph Letter Signed. by White, Stanford

Autograph letter signed by architect Stanford White. It reads, "To [Marie] Anais [Casey], believed to have been romantically in...

$2,500.00
Autograph letter signed "I. Moscheles" to the pianist and composer Louis Brassin

Autograph letter signed "I. Moscheles" to the pianist and composer Louis Brassin by MOSCHELES, Ignaz 1794-1870

A Bohemian pianist and composer of Jewish descent, Moscheles was one of Vienna's most popular pianists, "hailed as an ...

$935.00
The Cicadas [West

The Cicadas [West's Copy of Huxley's Book, with Notes] by (WEST, Nathanael). HUXLEY, Aldous

London: Chatto & Windus. 1931. Nathanael West's copy of Huxley's collection of poetry, with West's holograph notes on five of th...

$3,500.00
TSL from Herbert Hoover to Mrs. Laserte asking for a donation for Boys' Clubs of America.

TSL from Herbert Hoover to Mrs. Laserte asking for a donation for Boys' Clubs of America. by Hoover, Herbert [Clark] 1864-1964

New York., 1/20/58. 7.5 x 10.5 Arena Bond Paper Rag Content by Ailing & Cory Co. Rochester, NY (1819-1999). Signed by Herber...

$200.00
DS: U.S. Patent Signed by James Buchanan (as Secretary of State) and Edmund Burke (as Commissioner of Patents)

DS: U.S. Patent Signed by James Buchanan (as Secretary of State) and Edmund Burke (as Commissioner of Patents) by Buchanan, James and Edmund Burke

Folio. U.S. Patent Signed by James Buchanan (1791-1868) as Secretary of State, and Edmund Burke as Commissioner of Patents) as ...

$2,200.00



Some of our most valuable and collectible items in the Rare Book Room are letters and holographic documents from authors and famous people throughout history. When browsing through these items, be sure to keep in mind an important distinction between letters and holographic documents. While letters can be typed or handwritten, holographic documents are documents that have been completely handwritten in the hand that signed the paper. Some of the letters showcased were written from authors to other writers, and others are personal missives in the form of journals and diaries. As with all delicate and fragile items, careful and appropriate care and handling is required, but these letters are well worth the trouble, as they often provide deep and personal insight into our favorite authors and historical figures.

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