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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
Calchidas

Calchidas by CUMMINGS, E.E

Undated. An ink drawing of an inhabited seaside mountain, pictured in Cummings' CIOPW. On the verso are approximately 70 words i...

$13,000.00
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
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
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
Christmas Card

Christmas Card by MALCOLM X as Malcolm Little

[c.1940's]. 5-3/4" x 4-3/4". A Christmas card from the noted black activist, written long before he converted to Islam and becam...

$6,000.00
Correspondence Archive

Correspondence Archive by SKVORECKY, Josef; WELLER, Anthony

1992-2011. Fifty pieces of correspondence from Josef Skvorecky (Czech author of The Engineer of Human Souls, among many others) ...

$5,500.00
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
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
Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed by ELIOT, T.S

1935. Two pages from Eliot to literary critic F.O. Matthiessen ("Matty"), written "to put in a good word for the boy," Alfred Sa...

$3,000.00
2 PG HANDWRITTEN LETTER

2 PG HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Paul Strand

1972. Near Fine. A warm, gracious 2 pg. ALS from the photographer Paul Strand, referencing --among other things-- an evening w...

$2,500.00
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

Autograph letter signed by RACKHAM Arthur

1933. Signed. RACKHAM, Arthur. Autograph letter signed. Surrey, England, July 28, 1933. Single sheet, measuring 4-1/2 by 7 inch...

$2,200.00
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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