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Liebknecht, Karl (1871-1919)

Rare typed letter signed

German socialist and anti-militarist. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). He twice spent time in prison, first for writing an anti-militarism pamphlet in 1907 and then for his role in a 1916 antiwar demonstration. Liebknecht proclaimed Germany a "Free Socialist Republic" from the Berlin Palace on November 9, 1918. On November 11, together with Rosa Luxemburg and others he founded the Spartacist League. Typed letter signed “Dr K Liebknecht”. 1p., 8.0 x 11.0 inch, Berlin, 1901 March 26. Addressed to his colleague Mr. Haase in Königsberg. In German, in full: “Sehr geehrter Herr College, In Sachen Brandes c/a Mayer übersende ich Ihnen anliegend ergebenst eidesstattliche Versicherung des Klägers.” Translated: „Dear colleague, In the matter of Brandes c/a Mayer, I am sending you attached the plaintiff's affidavit.” Left edge trimmed, mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945)

Engraving signed AS PRESIDENT

32. President of the United States. Signed and inscribed engraving “For Oscar Wintraub from Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 6.25 x 7.25 inch, n.p., n.d. A signed engraving with the same image of Roosevelt was sold with a White House letter dated 1937. I think this item was signed about the same time and is surely signed AS PRESIDENT. Slightly trimmed, lower left edge expertly repaired, else good condition and dark signed with his usual Jet Black India Ink. Comes with a copy of my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.

 

Price: $ 1,080 / € 900

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Chaplin, Charles (1889-1977)

Iconic vintage signed photograph “The Tramp”

Charles (Charlie) Chaplin - English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. One of a kind signed and inscribed photograph “To Richard … with admiration from Charlie Chaplin” and dated in his hand “Feb. 23rd 1953.” Glossy black and white photograph, 7.25 x 9.25 inch, n.p., 1953 February 23. Photo by Florence (Meyer) Homolka (1911-1962) an American portrait photographer and socialite. Photo is neatly mounted to cardboard and probably slightly trimmed, else fine condition.

Price: $ 2,200 / € 1.850

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Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm (1811-1899)

Autograph letter signed

German chemist who discovered the elements cesium and rubidium and who developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. Autograph letter signed “RWBunsen”. 3 pages, bifolium, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Heidelberg, 1858 July 27. To Friedrich Bukeisen, who had asked him to "reserve a place in my laboratory". In German: „Es wird mir zum besonderen Vergnügen gereichen Ihrem Wunsche zu entsprechen und Ihnen einen Platz in meinem Laboratorium zu reservieren…Gern werde ich Ihnen, wo Sie es wünschen, mit Rath und That an die Hand gehen. Sollten Sie Ihren Vorsatz ausführen, so würde ich Sie nur bitten, mich mit zwei Zeilen noch weiter davon in Kenntniss zu setzen, da sonst leicht der Fall eintreten könnte, daß es an Platz fehlte. Wenn Sie zur Carlsruher Naturforscher Versammlung gingen, würde es mich sehr freuen hier oder dort Ihre persönliche Bekanntschaft zu machen. Ob ich die übrige Zeit der Ferien hier bin ist sehr zweifelhaft, da ich wahrscheinlich einen kleinen Ausflug in die Schweiz machen werde und den Zeitpunkt meiner Abreise noch nicht bestimmen kann.“ Translated: „It will be a pleasure for me to comply with your request and to reserve you a place in my laboratory... I will be happy to help you with words and deeds wherever you wish. Should you carry out your intention, I would only ask you to inform me of it further in two lines, otherwise it could easily happen that there is not enough space. If you went to the Carlsruh Natural Sciences Meeting, I would be very happy to meet you personally. It is very doubtful whether I will be here for the rest of the holidays, since I will probably make a small trip to Switzerland and cannot yet determine the time of my departure.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else fine condition. Bunsen's Heidelberg laboratory was considered the most modern of its kind in Germany.

Price: $ 1,310 / € 1.050

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Theresa, Maria (1717-1780)

Document with autograph note (handwritten apostille)

The only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, ruling from 1740 until her death in 1780. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress. Autograph note unsigned. Document, 9.0 x 13.75 inch, bifolium, Wien (Vienna), 1765 May 27. On May 14, 1765, Maria Theresa decided to replace the extensive subdivision (especially the financial administration) with centralization. This resulted in a stronger consolidation of the central administration (Kleindel - Österreich, Daten zur Geschichte und Kultur, page 191). A circulation was probably "started" and the result is this "Allerunterthänigste Nota” (Most Humble Nota) of May 27, 1765, addressed to Maria Theresa. On the left Maria Theresa pens a four line note which is nearly impossible to read: “Gott ... ordentl. Habe nur … besteht der auch auf r´asuriert fals wegen der .....“. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Ribbentrop, Joachim von (1893-1946)

Scarce document signed

Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945. Scarce partly printed document signed “Ribbentrop”. 1p. (bifolium), 10.0 x 14.0 inch, Berlin, 1939 August 19. Ribbentrop, acting “In the name of the Führer and chancellor”, appoints Werner Fischer to be a consulate secretary. Document bears a large blind-embossed Nazi eagle seal in the lower left corner. Slightly discolored, two small stains from mounting tape on verso, else good condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

Price: $ 1,320 / € 1.100

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Heyse, Paul (1830-1914)

Signed photograph

German writer and translator. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. Vintage signed postcard photograph “Paul Heyse”. 3.5 x 5.25 inch, n.p., n.d. Semi-profile head and shoulders pose wearing a hat. Signed in dark fountain pen ink with his name alone to a light area at the base of the image. Fine condition.

 

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Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862-1946)

Typed letter signed by the Nobel prize winner

German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. Typed letter signed “Mit hochachtungsvollem Gruss Gerhart Hauptmann”. 1p., 8.5 x 10.75 inch, Sestri Levante, 1931 January 21. To an unnamed recipient regarding an invitation. In German, in full: "Es tut mir unendlich leid, dem sechzigsten Concordia-Ball nicht beiwohnen zu können, da ich mir die Reise von hier in den nördlichen Winter leider nicht zumuten kann und außerdem bald nach Sizilien zu gehen vorhabe. Bleibt mir also nichts übrig, als Ihnen vielmals für die freundliche Einladung zu danken!" Mailing folds, else fine.

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Theresa, Maria (1717-1780)

Signature matted with photograph

The only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, ruling from 1740 until her death in 1780. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress. Signature “Maria Theresia”. 1p., 4.5 x 3.25 inch, n.p., n.d., written in dark black ink. Part of a document, Maria Theresa confirms a draft. Written by a secretary and signed by Maria Theresa. In German: “Ich approbier diesen Entwurf”. Autograph is removable affixed with photo corners and handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Maria Theresa to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine condition and excellent for display.

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Mary of Teck, Queen (1867-1953)

Imperial cabinet photograph signed

Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife of King George V. Brilliant vintage sepia matte-finish full-length portrait of Mary. Signed in fountain pen “Victoria Mary Singapore 1901”. 6.75 x 10.75 inch, Singapore 1901. Affixed to a same-size studio mount. In overall very good to fine condition, with light fading and foxing to the images, and slight chipping along the edges. Uncommon size.

Price: $ 210 / € 175

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Göring, Hermann (1893-1946)

Signed photograph

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Signed photograph “Göring”. 4.25 x 6.0 inch, black and white photograph of Göring in uniform, signed in blue ink. Photo Hoffmann, Munich printed on verso. Fine condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

Price: $ 820 / € 690

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Göring, Hermann (1893-1946)

Signed photograph

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Signed photograph “Hermann Göring”. 6.0 x 4.25 inch, black and white photograph of a smiling Göring, signed in black ink. Photo by Bazzoli, San Remo, blind embossed in lower left edge. Fine condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Bebel, August (1840-1913)

Autograph letter signed

Ferdinand August Bebel was a German Marxist politician, writer, and orator. He is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Autograph letter signed “A. Bebel”. 1p., bifolium, Plauen-Dresden, 1887 November 24. To the editors of the "Dresdner Nachrichten". In German: „In der politischen Übersicht der gestrigen Nummer Ihres Blattes erwähnen Sie, daß ich in Fürth gewesen sei, um dort meinen Parteigenossen zur Betheiligung an den Stadtverordnetenwahlen zu rathen. Diese Mittheilung … ist unrichtig. Ich war weder in Fürth noch hat eine solche Beschlußnahme meinerseits überhaupt stattgefunden…“. Translated: „In the political overview of yesterday's number of your paper you mention that I was in Fürth to advise my party comrades there to take part in the city council elections. This communication ... is incorrect. I was neither in Fürth nor did such a decision even take place on my part...”. Mailing fold, slightly discolored, else fine condition.

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Blyton, Enid (1897-1968)

Signed card with photograph

English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Signed note “Enid Blyton”. 1p., 4.0 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d., printed “An Autograph for ‘Veronica’ (in Blyton’s hand) With Love From”. Mounted on a yellow card to an overall of 5.75 x 4.0 inch. Fine.

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Eugen, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736)

Letter signed by the “noble knight”

General of the Imperial Army and statesman of the Holy Roman Empire and the Archduchy of Austria. One of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Letter signed “Eugenio von Savoy”. 2 pages, bifolium, 8.5 x 12.75 inch, Vienna, 1723 November 6.  As “Hofkriegsratspräsident” to Count (Johann Reinhard III.) von Hanau, who in connection with the “unnumbered reparation of the Reichs Veste Kehl” complained that the Hanau-Lichtenberg offices of Lichtenau and Willstatt, located in Baden, were being subjected to excessive burdens. In German: „…Wie nun aber bekandtermasßen gen(annte) Veste Kehl ein gemainschäfftlicher Reichsgränitz Platz ist, und die respicirung desßelben des Herrn Herzogens zu Württemberg Lbden qua dortiger enden commadirenden FeldtMarschallen obgelegen ist, also stehet es weder bey mir, noch dem Löbl. Kay. Hof-Kriegs-Rath in einer derley gemainschäfftl. Reichs Vestungsangelegenheit ohnmittelbahr fürzugehen und zu disponiren …“ He also mentions Emperor Charles VI. (1685-1740). Edges worn, slightly discolored, text unaffected.

Price: $ 1,350 / € 1.090

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Koch, Robert (1843–1910)

Rare autograph letter signed “ergo bibamus”

German physician, pioneering microbiologist and the founder of modern bacteriology. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905. Autograph letter signed “Dr. Koch”. 2 pages, bifolium, 5.0 x 7.5 inch, Berlin, 1884 November 26. To (Dr. med. Emanuel Aufrecht in Magdeburg). In German: „Ihnen, als dem ersten Geschäftsführer der 57. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte in Magdeburg, beehre ich mich für die gütige Zusendung des Tageblattes, der Festschrift und der poetischen Beigabe meinen verbindlichsten Dank auszusprechen. Das Studium dieser Schriften wird mir ein lebendiges Bild von dem wissenschaftlichen Streben der Kollegen und Naturforscher geben, auf welche Magdeburg stolz sein kann, … und von dem frohen Sinn, mit dem sich die Forscher nach des Tages Last und Mühen zum ergo bibamus vereinigten…“. Translated: “I have the honor to express my sincere thanks to you, as the first manager of the 57th meeting of German natural scientists and physicians in Magdeburg, for the kind sending of the journal, the commemorative publication and the poetic supplement. The study of these writings will give me a vivid picture of the scientific endeavors of the colleagues and natural scientists, of which Magdeburg can be proud... and of the cheerful spirit with which the scientists united after the day's burden and toil to ergo bibamus..." Mailing fold, minor fold break expertly repaired inside, else fine condition. Ergo bibamus (Latin: "So let's drink!") is the title of a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It became famous as a student song.

Price: $ 3,625 / € 2.900

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Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961)

Typed letter signed

Often referred to as C. G. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the founder of the analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. Typed letter signed “C.G. Jung”. 1p., 8.25 x 5.75 inch, Küsnacht-Zürich, 1947 March 7. On his “Prof. Dr. C. G. Jung” letterhead. Letter to Dr. Hans Lövinsohn in Hilversum. In German, in full: “Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor, Leider bin ich nicht in der Lage, Ihrem Wunsche Folge zu leisten. Ich würde Ihnen aber empfehlen, Herrn Dr. Hans Bänziger, (Börsenstrasse, 16, Zürich,) einmal anzufragen, ob er geneigt wäre eine solche Schrift zu verfassen. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung, Ihr ergebener C.G. Jung P.S. Wie ich eben höre, wird demnächst bei Rascher & Co. In Zürich eine Arbeit von Dr.Arnold Künzli über die Angst veröffentlicht werden. Herr Rascher wäre eventuell bereit, Ihnen einen Teil der Arbeit zu überlassen. Ich möchte Sie bitten, sich direkt mit ihm in Verbindung zu setzen. (Rascher & Co.Limmatquai, 50, Zürich). Translated: “Dear Doctor, Unfortunately I am not in a position to comply with your request. However, I would recommend to ask Dr. Hans Bänziger (Börsenstrasse, 16, Zurich) whether he would be inclined to write such a document. Yours sincerely, C.G. Jung P.S. As I just heard, a work by Dr.Arnold Künzli on fear will soon be published by Rascher & Co. in Zurich. Mr. Rascher might be willing to let you have some of the work. I would like to ask you to contact him directly. (Rascher & Co. Limmatquai, 50, Zurich). Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 2,425 / € 1.950

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Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel (1740-1810)

Autograph letter signed

French politician and pioneering aviator. Best known for inventing, with his brother, Jacques-Etienne, the first successful hot-air balloon the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique, which launched the first confirmed piloted ascent by man in 1783. Autograph letter signed “Joseph Montgolfier”. 1p., 8.0 x 9.75 inch, Voiron12 pluviôse an 5 (1797 January 31), with a second „Montgolfier signature“ in the text. Written from Voiron, where Montgolfier ran a paper mill and addressed to the family doctor Mathieu Duret in Annonay, the Montgolfiers' hometown, who had taken care of his family. In French: „…un évenement imprévu nessessitant la continuation de ma présence icy me contraint, non sans bien du regret, a différer de me procurer cette douce satisfaction - pour quoy je m’impresse de vous donner par la présente toutte autorisation nessessaire… arribert, beranger et toutte ma famille me chargent de vous dire mille choses obligentes et nous nous unisons tous pour vous remercier de votre complaisance a nous donner des nouvelles de la santé de notre cher jb Montgolfier dont nous étions en souffrante veuilles bien continuer a nous en intruire lorsque nous nous ferés l’amitié de nous écrire dite ausi je vous prie bien et bien de choses pour de ma part a mon respectable amy duriet votre oncle a son gendre vincent que jaime de toutte mon ame…“. Slightly discolored and a bit dusty. Writing is dark and unaffacted. Enclosed three autograph letter signed by Étienne Chomel d'Olivet to Marguerite-Thérèse de Montgolfier, Sister Sainte-Euphrasia, in Boulieu.

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Rastelli, Enrico (1896-1931)

One of a kind autograph aphorism signed

Italian juggler. Album page signed with fine aphorism. 1p., 3.75 x 5.25 inch, n.p., (19)31 July 22, written in dark black ink. A fine handwritten and signed aphorism in German: “Das Lebens ist ein Spiel mit bunten Bällen Enrico Rastelli 22.4.31“. Translated: “Life is a game with colored balls Enrico Rastelli 22.4.31". Fine condition. Due to his early death he is rare in any form and this is surely one of the best Rastelli autographs ever sold.

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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix  (1809-1847)

Autograph letter signed

German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Autograph letter signed “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. 1p., bifolium, 4.75 x 7.5 inch, Leipzig, 1837 January 24. With a fine red “FMB” wax seal and addressed in Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s hand on verso. To the Leipzig city councilor Carl Wilhelm August Porsche, whom he asks to make an appointment for a meeting. Mendelssohn intended to seek certification of his employment as music director and joint municipal protection in Leipzig for himself and his bride, Cécile Jeanrenaud. In German, in full: „Ich wünsche dringend Sie in einer mich betreffenden Angelegenheit auf ein Paar Worte sprechen zu dürfen, u. erlaube mir daher die ergebne Anfrage ob ich Sie wohl heut im Laufe des Tages entweder in Ihrem Hause oder auf dem Rathhause antreffen könnte, u. um welche Stunde…“ Published in „Sämtliche Briefe“ Band 5 Nr. 1542. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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May, Karl (1842-1912)

Rare cabinet card photograph signed

A popular German writer, noted mainly for adventure novels set in the American Old West. Best known for the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Cabinet card photograph signed “Dr. Karl May bei der Arbeit.”. 8.5 x 5.25 inch, n.p., n.d., written in dark black ink by May. Vintage albumen print mounted on original studio's cardboard “Atelier Nunwarz Urfahr-Linz”. The photo shows May at his desk in his office in the Villa Shatterhand. Above May’s head Winnetou's silver rifle, at the window the double-barreled bear killer, his chieftain's flag hangs down from his desk. Below left a self-shot grizzly bear, high above the head of an elk and so on. In April 1896, the amateur photographer Alois Schiesser in Radebeul took 101 pictures of Karl May in civilian clothes and in the costumes of Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsis. The photographer Adolf Nunwarz (1868-1931) from Linz later received the negative plates of these photos and took over the distribution. May and Nunwarz had an agreement that only photos personally signed by May could be sold, but this agreement was probably broken by Nunwarz. Lower left edge slightly worn, handling wear, minor stains, else fine. May is very common in signed postcard photographs, cabinet card photos of this quality rarely appear on the market.

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Castro, Fidel (1926-2016)

Rare typed letter signed with fine content

Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President from 1976 to 2008. Typed letter signed “Fidel Castro”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.0 inch, on his “REPUBLICA DE CUBA PRESIDENTE DEL CONSEJO DE ESTADO Y DEL GOBIERNO” stationery, La Habana, 1993 September 21, excellent signed with a blue felt-tip pen. Addressed to a woman in Germany. In Spanish, translated: “First, I apologize for not answering your letters sooner. They were not known to me and have not reached my hands for various reasons. However, now that I have learned of your previous letters and your repeated donations to our country, I would like to write to you immediately, first of all, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind gestures of solidarity and your generous initiatives. In addition, I am pleased to send you the photo (not included) that you have repeatedly asked for. Like the others, your most recent check will be used to purchase essential medicines, which are currently not available in sufficient quantities due to the trade and economic blockade imposed on our country. Accept, dear friend, my highest regard and best wishes.” The original unpostmarked mailing envelope, probably forwarded through official agencies (embassy), is enclosed. Minor handling wear. else fine condition.

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Frederick III. (1831-1888)

Autograph letter signed

Frederick III. was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days in 1888, the Year of the Three Emperors. Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl, known informally as Fritz, was the only son of Emperor William I. and was raised in his family's tradition of military service. Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. Autograph letter signed “Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz”. 3pp., (double page), written on page one, two and three inside, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, black border mourning stationery, blind embossed crest at the top. Wiesbaden, 1877 November 27. Condolence letter, also on behalf of Crown Princess Victoria, to a count who had lost his son in a war. In part (German): "... Nach Allem was Sie bereits im Lauf des Sommers an Gemüthsbewegungen durchmachen mußten, hatten wir gehofft daß der orientalische Kriegsschauplatz ihrem Sohn schöne Erfolge verschaffen, und ihn als einen geläuterten Charakter uns heimsenden würde. Gott beschloß es anders ...". Slightly discolored, mailing fold, else fine. Probably the young Count had participated in the Russia/ Turkey War (1877-1878).

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Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

Autograph envelope signed

Russian composer, pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Autograph envelope signed “D. Shostakovich”. Envelope, 6.25 x 4.5 inch, Moscow, 1972 August 25. Return address written and signed by Shostakovich with a blue ballpoint pen on a light green envelope. A black and white paper photograph is neatly clued in the middle of the envelope, probably over the address of the recipient. Shostakovich’s signature in the lower right corner. Handling wear, else fine condition. Fine and affordable priced Shostakovich autograph.

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Lagerlöf, Selma (1858-1940)

Autograph letter signed

Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and is best remembered for her children's book “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson”. Autograph letter signed “Selma Lagerlöf”. Postcard, 4.0 x 5.75 inch, Stockholm, 1928 May 19. Addressed on verso in Lagerlöf’s hand to Mr. Gohlke in Breslau. Lagerlöf apologizes that she cannot provide anything unprinted for the October issue. In German, in full: “Entschuldigen Sie, bitte, dass ich so lange verschoben habe, Ihre freundliche Bitte um einen Beitrag für Ihr Oktoberheft zu beantworten. Leider habe ich nichts bisher ungedrucktes, das ich senden könnte, und meine Zeit ist so furchtbar ausgenommen, dass es mir ganz unmöglich ist, etwas neues für Ihre Rechnung zu schreiben. In vorzüglicher Hochachtung.“ Vertical bend on the left, mounting residue on verso, handling wear, else good condition.

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Riefenstahl, Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" (1902-2003)

Photograph signed

German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer. Vintage signed photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 5.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in black felt tip pen. Handling wear, else fine condition.

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Riefenstahl, Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" (1902-2003)

Photograph signed

German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer. Vintage signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in black felt tip pen. Handling wear, else fine condition.

 

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Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)

Oversize signed photograph

English film director and producer. He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema and known as "the Master of Suspense". Classic pearl-finish signed photograph “Alfred Hitchcock”. 11.0 x 14.0 inch, n.p., n.d. (1978), photo of Hitchcock looking over his shoulder, nicely signed in white artist’s pencil. Pencil note on verso “Alfred Hitchcock 1978” in unknown hand, probably the date the photograph was received. Excellent signature contrast on the dark background. Minor creasing to corners, slightly wavy at top and bottom, else good condition.

 

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Hess, Rudolf (1894-1987)

Autograph note signed on his personal visiting card

A prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. Autograph note signed “Rudolf Hess”. Visiting card, 4.0 x 2.5 inch, on his personal “Rudolf Hess Stellvertreter des Führers, Reichsminster” visiting card, n.p., 1937 April 10. Written in dark black ink, in German, in full: “Mit herzlichen Wünschen für weiterhin gute Erholung.” And dated in his hand „10.4.37“. Paper clip impression, minor handling wear, else good condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Garros, Roland (1888-1918)

Rare card signed matted with photograph

French pioneering aviator and fighter pilot during World War I. and early days of aviation. In 1928, the Roland Garros tennis stadium was named in his memory. Card signed “Voeux très respectueux Garros”. Card, 3.5 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Written and signed in purple ink. Fine condition. Card is removable affixed with photo corners and handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Garros to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch.  A rare autograph and fine display.

Price: $ 1,110 / € 890

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Putin, Vladimir (1952)

Large signed photograph with excellent provenance

Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the president of Russia, a position he has filled since 2012 and previously from 2000 until 2008. Large glossy signed photograph. 8.0 x 12.0 inch, n.p. (Moscow), n.d. (about may 2018). Large signature with a black sharpie below his image. Three letters of provenance regarding the signed photo are attached. 1. A letter from a high-level member of the German chancellery in Berlin forwarding the photo to the Russian Ambassador for signing (May 2015). 2. A letter from the same office stating that the issue is known and that it is being addressed in Moscow (November 2015). 3. A letter from the Russian Federation in Berlin forwarding the now signed photograph (May 2018). Fine condition. Excellent provenance and one of the best signed photos of Vladimir Putin you can hope to find.

Price: $ 3,650 / € 2.950

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Breker, Arno (1900-1991)

Card signed

German architect and sculptor. Card signed “A. Breker”. Card, hand made paper, 9.0 x 7.0 inch (unfolded). With a printed greeting in German: “Glück und Freude im Jahre 1982 wünscht von Herzen Arno Breker”. On the right a printed drawing „Two Woman“ (about 1930). Signed by Breker in pencil in the lower right corner. The original mailing envelope, postmarked 22.12.81, is included. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 275 / € 225

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Dalai Lama (1935)

One of a kind autograph aphorism signed

The 14th Dalai Lama. Rare and one of a kind autograph aphorism signed. 1 page, 6.75 x 9.0 inch, on his personal embossed “The Dalai Lama” stationery and with a red coat of arms of Tibet at the top. 1982 September 7. Written in dark black ink, in Tibetan, translated in full: “Equal are all, both self and others / Wishing for happiness and not for suffering, / Therefore, others are more important than oneself. / I pray that the altruistic mind of enlightenment / Which leads others to benefit and joy / May penetrate the hearts / Of sentient beings throughout space. The Bhuddhist Monk Tenzin Gyatso (The Dalai Lama)”. Mailing folds, else fine condition. The Dalai Lama is very common in signed photographs, but I have never seen an autograph letter signed or an autograph aphorism signed. Probably a one of a kind autograph and surely the best Dalai Lama autograph on the market.

Price: $ 2,175 / € 1.750

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Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza (1919-1980)

Autograph note signed

The last Shah (King) of the Imperial State of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow in the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Due to his status as the last Shah of Iran, he is often known as simply the Shah. Autograph note signed “M. R. Pahlavi”. Card, 6.5 x 8.75 inch (folded), n.p., n.d., blue ballpoint pen. Autograph note signed below the handwritten greetings of a German collector. In full: “Thank you for the kind sentiments expressed in your letter M.R. Pahlavi”. Inside of the folding card is a fine glossy color photograph of the Shah. Also included is a color 7.0 x 9.5 inch signed and inscribed photograph of Farah Pahlavi (1938) the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and a color 7.0 x 5.0 inch signed and inscribed photograph of Reza Pahlavi (1960) the oldest son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Handling wear, minor stains, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,475 / € 1.190

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Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX. (1927-2016) & Sirikit, Queen (1932)

Vintage photograph signed by both

The ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016. Sirikit is the Queen mother of Thailand. She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X.) Vintage signed photograph “Bhumibol R 1961” and “Sirikit”. 5.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p. (Bangkok), 1961. A fine black and white photograph signed by both in black ink. Accompanied by a letter of “His Majesty’s Private Secretariat, Bangkok” dated 31/8/2504 (Buddhist calendar) = 31.08.1961. “… His Majesty the King has the honour to send An Autographed Photograph of Their Majesties the King and Queen”. Original mailing envelope also included. Photograph in fine condition, letter and envelope with handling wear.

Price: $ 2,175 / € 1.750

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

Excellent card signed

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. Card signed “Le Corbusier 11 Mai 59”. Card, 6.25 x 4.25 inch, n.p. (Paris), 1959 May 11. Signed and dated in dark black ink. Accompanied by a transmittal letter on LE CORBUSIER, Paris stationery “… veuillez trouver inclus l’autographe de M. Le Corbusier …”, dated 1959 May 11. Card in excellent condition, letter with paper clip impression at the top. Fine with excellent provenance.

Price: $ 1,100 / € 890

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Gaddafi, Muammar (1942-2011)

Photograph signed

Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. Color photograph signed. 5.0 x 7.5 inch, Tripoli, 2005 February 28. Signed in red ink. Accompanied by a letter from Tripoli, dated 2005 February 28 regarding the signed photo. The original mailing envelope (registered mail) is also included. Fine condition.

Price: $ 725 / € 590

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Ben-Gurion, David (1886-1973)

Card signed

The primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Card signed “D. Ben-Gurion Sdeh-Boker, (Israel) 15.4.69”. 5.75 x 3.75 inch, signed in blue ink. Minor paper clip impression at the top, else fine.

 

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George VI., King (1895-1952) & Chamberlain, Neville (1869-1940)

Document signed by both

George VI. was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Neville Chamberlain was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Document signed "app'd GRI” and "N. Chamberlain". 1 page, bifolium, 7.5 x 9.5 inch, 10 Downing Street letterhead, 1937 November 15. Letter of recommendation to King George VI. In part: "Mr. Chamberlain, with his humble duty to the King, respectfully recommends to Your Majesty the appointment of the Reverend John Willie Davis, Vicar of St. Faith, Lincoln, to the Vicarage of St. Mary Magdalene, Gedney, vacant by the death of the Reverend Theodore Crombie Gobat, M.A." Signed at the head by King George VI. With a small filing hole to the upper left corner, else fine. Rare combination of signatures.

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Arafat, Yasser (1929-2004)

Photograph signed

Palestinian political leader. Color glossy signed photograph. 5.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p. (Ramallah), 2004 April 21. Signed and inscribed by Arafat “To Gisela with best wishes Y. Arafat 21.04.2004” Old age signature, Arafat died the same year. Accompanied by a letter of the “Special Assistant to Secretary General” forwarding the signed photo, dated 2004 April 21. The original mailing envelope is also included. Fine condition.

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Piaf, Édith (1915-1963)

Large photograph signed

French singer noted as France's national chanteuse. Desirable cardstock photograph signed “Edith Piaf”. 7.75 x 10.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Columbia Disques promo photo signed in blue ballpoint. Photo by Harcourt, Paris and with the typical “CLUB DES DISQUES, Paris” stamp on verso. Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

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ABBA (1972-1982)

Vintage signed photograph

Swedish pop group formed by Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Benny Andersson (1946), and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945). They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music. Desirable vintage cardstock promo photo, 4.0 x 6.0 inch, n.p. n.d. Signed in blue ballpoint by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Fine condition.

Price: $ 1,090 / € 875

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Meir, Golda (1898-1978)

Photograph signed

Politician and the fifth elected Prime Minister of Israel. Matte-finish signed photo “Golda Meir”. 4.0 x 6.75 inch, n.p. (Jerusalem), n.d. (1974 February 11). Signed in blue ballpoint pen below her image. A small card “With the Compliments of the Prime Minister’s Bureau” and the original mailing envelope is included. Handling wear, else good condition.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Christmas Card signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Signed Christmas Card “Elizabeth R 1957”. 7.75 x 9.25 inch (folded), n.p. (London), 1957, with an embossed crown on the front and featuring inside a charming color family portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children, Charles and Anne and a pair of corgis. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in another hand to Miss Beryl Poignand. Card and envelope with stains, else good condition. Excellent provenance: Miss Beryl Poignand (1887-1965), who was H. M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Governess during the First World War and who went on to become Her Majesty’s lifelong friend and confidante.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926) and Philip, Prince (1921-2021)

Christmas Card signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Signed Christmas Card “Elizabeth” in Elizabeth’s hand and “+Philip” in Philip’s hand. 8.5 x 7.0 inch (folded), n.p. (London), 1949, with an embossed crown and green/ white ribbon on the front. Featuring inside a color photograph of Clarence House. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Princess Elizabeth’s hand to Miss Beryl Poignand. Card and envelope with stains, else good condition. Excellent provenance: Miss Beryl Poignand (1887-1965), who was H. M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Governess during the First World War and who went on to become Her Majesty’s lifelong friend and confidante.  Uncommon card - most Christmas Card envelopes are addressed by a secretary and not by the Princess himself.

 

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Louise, Marie (1791-1847)

Document signed as Empress co-signed by Cardinal Fesch

Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. She was Napoleon's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814. Document signed “Marie Louise”. 1 page, 15.25 x 10.75 inch, on vellum, decorative printed form, Tuileries Palace (Paris), 1811 December 15. Printed form with manuscript insertions, in French nominating the Baronne de Lacour as a Dame de la Société de la Charité maternelle. At bottom, the document is signed “J. Card. Fesch” by the charity's secretary-general, Joseph Cardinal Fesch (1763-1839), French cardinal and diplomat, Prince of France and a member of the Imperial House of the First French Empire, the half-uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte. Slightly discolored, handling wear, vertical fold, else good condition. Fine signature combination. The Sociétée Charité maternelle was founded in 1788 to work alongside the government to provide welfare to the many needy of the time by encouraging maternal virtues amongst the poor. Such philanthropic organisations were encouraged as much to promote social interaction as to alleviate the call upon the public purse.

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Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Autograph letter signed re: Certificates of origin for etchings

French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Autograph letter signed in full “Henri Matisse”. 1p., bifolium, 5.25 x 8.25 inch, on his embossed “92, Route de Clamart” stationery, 1915 November 29. Addressed to “Monsieur Pottier”. In French:“Ci-inclus le certificat d'origine des 15 eaux fortes à 100 F pièce que je vous prie d'envoyer par le prochain bateau à Madame S.D. Warren, 261. Marlborough-Street, Boston U.S.A. Massachusetts je paie le port.” Translated: “Enclosed is the certificate of origin of the 15 etchings at 100 F each which I ask you to send by the next ship to Mrs. S.D. Warren, 261. Marlborough-Street, Boston U.S.A. Massachusetts. I pay the postage.” Mailing fold, closed tear in the upper right part, else good condition.

 

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Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926)

Autograph letter signed

American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania but lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Fine autograph letter signed “M. Cassatt” and with a second “Cassatt signature” within the text. 1p., 4.75 x 6.5 inch, on her “Villa Angeletto” stationery. Grasse, December 18, no year. In French: “Veuillez je vous prie prendre à mon appartement 10 rue de Marignan une paire de candélabre pour emballer et expedier en Amérique à l'adresse de Monsieur Gardner Cassatt 205 Real Estate Trust Company Philadelphia Etats Unis. Envoyez moi a note ici.” Translated: “Please take a pair of candelabra from my apartment at 10 rue de Marignan to pack and ship to America at the address of Mr. Gardner Cassatt 205 Real Estate Trust Company Philadelphia United States. Send me a note here.” Mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition. Joseph Gardner Cassatt was Mary Cassatt’s nephew.

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Danton, Georges (1759-1794)

Fantastic document signed (15 days after the attack on the Tuileries)

French statesman and one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He and his followers were charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government and who was guillotined in 1794. Rare document signed “Danton”. 1p., 9.0 x 14.25 inch, Paris, 1792 August 25. A certified copy of a decree by the National Assembly that lays out some rules for troop uniforms. In Frech, “Paris, le vingt cinquième jour du mois d’Aout 1792, l’an quatrième de la Liberté” (Paris, the twenty-fifth day of August 1792, the fourth year of Liberty). Mailing fold, slightly discolored, handling wear, writing and signature dark and unaffected. Danton helped set the stage for the attack on the Tuileries and the overthrow of the monarchy, which took place just 15 days before this decree, on August 10, 1792. In the new republic, he became minister of justice and virtual head of the Provisional Executive Council. A fantastic document in the context of the French Revolution.

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Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Autograph letter signed re: death of his son Jean

French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. Autograph letter signed “Claude Monet”. 2 pages, 4.75 x 6.5 inch, bifolium, Giverny, 1914 February 20. On his Giverny par Vernon. Eure black bordered mourning stationery. To his beloved MONTAIGNAC. In French, response to condolences for the death of his eldest son Jean. “Je suis vivement touché de la part que vous prenez au nouveau malheur qui me frappe si cruellement. Je suis très sensible à votre témoignage d'amitié, amitié de longue date, que je partage croyez le bien, malgré nos rares rencontres”. Translated: “I am deeply touched by the part you are taking in the new misfortune that has struck me so cruelly. I am very sensitive to your testimony of friendship, a long-standing friendship, which I share, believe it well, in spite of our rare meetings ". Handling wear, else fine condition. Jean Monet (August 8, 1867 - February 10, 1914) was the eldest son of Claude Monet and Camille Doncieux Monet. He was the subject of several paintings by his father and married his step-sister, Blanche Hoschedé.

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph letter signed

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.0 inch, bifolium, Paris, 1886 October 26. To Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France. Letter regarding his recommendation. In French: “… pour un poste de garçon de bureau, d'Eugène Loye… Il est mon compatriote jurassien, paraît très honnête et très docile.” Translated: “… for a post as an office boy, Eugène Loye… He is my compatriot from the Jura, seems very honest and very docile.” Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph letter signed

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 4.5 x 3.5 inch, Card embossed 45. Rue D’Ulm (crossed out by Pasteur). Arbois (Jura), 1887, (août) August 17. To Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France. Pasteur asks for "a printed sheet of the conditions of admission to the offices of Crédit Foncier". In French: “… une feuille imprimée des conditions d'admission dans les bureaux du Crédit Foncier…”. Fine condition. The Maison de Louis Pasteur in Arbois, a town in the French department of Jura in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, is the childhood home of the famous microbiologist.

Price: $ 1,375 / € 1.100

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph note and personal Visiting Card

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph note UNSIGNED. 1p., 5.25 x 8.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Handwritten note with three “Pasteur” within the text. Indications to Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France to distribute "the hundred bonds of Mr. Pasteur: 50 to Mrs. Vallery-Radot mother, 25 to himself, 12 to René Vallery-Radot (his son-in-law), and 13 to be delivered to M. Pasteur 45 rue d'Ulm”. In French: “… les cent obligations de M. Pasteur : 50 à Mme veuve Vallery-Radot mère, 25 à lui-même, 12 à René Vallery-Radot (son gendre), et 13 à faire remettre chez M. Pasteur 45 rue d'Ulm.” Also included is a fine UNSIGNED Visiting Card of Pasteur. Letter with mailing fold and handling wear, card in fine condition.

 

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Autograph letter signed

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph letter signed "P. Signac". 2 pages, 5.25 x 8.5 inch, recto and verso, Thursday (Lézardrieux 24 August 1923), stationery headed Société des Artistes indépendants. Addressed to Henri DONIAS in Paris. In French, translated: "Thank you, capitani; it's nice of you to have - among so many worries - thought of sending us this document. It did us a favor, because we were just yelling at each other about questionable moves. Now we have the law! Obviously this code written by a bistro, is not in a Flaubert style, but it is all the more funny... They have just had four days of rain and a strong south wind, which, unfortunately for the painter, does not make sea here". He continues to breathe badly. "According to Brandès, - very moved by the Ford projects - I thought your parents had already left for Nice. That's why I didn't answer Thorndike's letter. Tell him to excuse me and give them all our regards, taking a share of it. And to wish him good trip, Capitani Sebofa Sabipas!” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Signac’s hand. Handling wear, spot in the middle, else good condition. The painter Henri Donias was the son of Henriette Thorndike, the wife of the American painter Charles THORNDIKE. Paul Signac, Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, and Georges Seurat were among the founders of the Société des Artistes Indépendants.

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Autograph letter signed to Claude Monet

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph letter signed "P. Signac". 1 page, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Port en Bessin (Calvados), June 23., no year, stationery of the Société des Artistes indépendants, a fine letter to Claude Monet. In French, about the delivery of a painting in deposit. „Je suis en voyage et absent de Paris pour plusieurs mois. Vous pourrez présenter le tableau dont vous me parlez à M. Jean Metthey, 16 Rue de l'Assomption.” Translated: “I am on a trip and absent from Paris for several months. You will be able to present the painting of which you speak to me to Mr. Jean Metthey, 16 Rue de l'Assomption…” Mailing fold, ink stain, handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Autograph letter signed to one of his students

German composer, theater director and conductor who is primarily known for his operas especially “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Autograph letter signed “Richard Wagner”. 1 page, 5.25 x 8.25 inch, bifolium, no place, no date (about 1860), written and signed in dark black ink. In German: "Meine verehrteste Schülerin! Wollen Sie die Güte haben, mit Vorweisung dieser Karte, baldmöglichst zu Mr. Giacomelli, 5 Rue Geoffroi-Marie Fbg Montm(artre) schicken, so werden Sie das Gewünschte noch erhalten können. Herzlich habe ich mich gefreut von Ihnen ein Lebenszeichen zu erhalten, und würde mit grossen Vergnügen Ihnen diese Freude persönlich mittheilen! Mit den besten Empfehlungen Ihr ergebenster“. Translated: "My dearest student! If you would be so kind to send this card to Mr. Giacomelli, 5 Rue Geoffroi-Marie Fbg Montm(artre) as soon as possible, you will still be able to get what you want. I was very happy to receive a sign of life, and it would be my great pleasure to share this joy with you personally!” Mailing folds, else good condition. The music critic and impresario Adolphe GIACOMELLI (1825?-1893) was an ardent supporter of Wagner, who entrusted him with the organization of his concerts in France and Belgium in 1860.

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Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004)

Uncommon signed photograph

40. President of the United States. Uncommon signed glossy photograph. Signed and inscribed by Reagan “To Mayor Ralph Kahn With Best Regards Ronald Reagan”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p., n.d., black and white press photograph shows Reagan at a news conference in Sacramento 1973. Handling and corner wear, else good.

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Signed photograph in near mint condition

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Signed photograph “Werner Heisenberg”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. Fine black and white matte-finish photo of Heisenberg, signed in the lower border with a blue ballpoint pen. In near mint condition.

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Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Excellent autograph letter signed to art critic Gustave Geffroy

French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. Autograph letter signed “Claude Monet”. 2 pages, bifolium, 4.5 x 7.0 inch (folded), Giverny, 1891 May 11. A fine handwritten letter to Gustave Geffroy in Paris. Monet asks his friend, the art critic Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926), to allow Blanche Hoschedé (Monet) access to the painting salon presented under the auspices of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, at the Champ de Mars, in Paris. In French: “…Mademoiselle Blanche Hoschedé obligé de venir à Paris après demain 13 mai voudrait profiter de son séjour pour aller au Champ de Mars je lui promets de l'y conduire et vous prierai d'obtenir un moyen d'entrer…” Two minor fold breaks expertly repaired on verso, else fine condition. Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926) was a French journalist, art critic, historian and novelist. He was one of the ten founding members of the literary organisation Académie Goncourt in 1900. Geffroy is noted as one of the earliest historians of the Impressionist art movement. As a friend he championed Monet, whom he met in 1886 while travelling for research on prisons of the Second Empire. Monet introduced him to Cézanne, who painted his portrait in 1895. Blanche Hoschedé Monet (1865-1947) was a French painter who was both the stepdaughter and the daughter-in-law of Claude Monet. A wonderful letter with great reference to art critic Geffroy and Monet's stepdaughter/ daughter-in-law.

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Eisenhower, Mamie (1896-1979)

Fine typed letter signed as First Lady

First lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961 as the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Typed letter signed “Mamie Doud Eisenhower”. 1 page, 6.25 x 9.25 inch, Gettysburg, 1955 November 19. On gold embossed “The White House Washington” stationery, signed in dark black ink. A fine personal content letter addressed to Mrs. Phleger in Washington, D.C. regarding the health of President Eisenhower. In parts: “… Being back in Gettysburg is wonderful tonic for both of us. The President looks so well now and is able to pursue many of his home and gardening interests here. …” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

 

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Autograph letter signed by the architect of the Eiffel Tower

A French civil engineer and architect. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. Autograph letter signed “G. Eiffel”. 2 pages (recto and verso), 8.5 x 10.5 inch, n.p., (19)11 February 20. To “Mon cher Monsieur Goutereau” (meteorologist Charles Goutereau director of the National Meteorological Office in Paris). Gustave Eiffel maintained an ongoing correspondence with Charles Goutereau about his very active research in meteorology across France. As soon as the Tower that bears his name was completed in March 1889, Gustave Eiffel installed a meteorological observatory at the top of the monument, which communicated directly with the neighboring Central Meteorological Office. Eiffel also equipped its various family estates (Sèvres in Hauts-de-Seine), Beaulieu (Côte d´Azur), Vacquey (in Bordeaux) and Ploumanach (in Brittany). From the data carefully collected, Eiffel wrote the first Meteorological Atlases (printed by Mourlot), from 1906 to 1912. In 1910, the engineer became President of the Meteorological Society of France. Charles Goutereau of the meteorological office and Gustave Eiffel worked together on the meteorological atlases published annually, in which Eiffel recorded the readings and measurements taken in the 24 meteorological stations installed across France. Eiffel asks for monthly summaries of meteorological data from Villa Salles de Beaulieu. In French: “…Puisqu’il faut en faire de nouveaux, il est bon d’en profiter pour y apporter les modifications ou simplifications auxquelles nous sommes arrivés. Faut-il conserver les décades ? Je les trouve bonnes pour les températures, parce qu’elles donnent l’allure du mois presqu’aussi bien que les valeurs quotidiennes et infiniment mieux que les valeurs mensuelles. Nous n’en faisons plus usage peut-être à tort, je crois en tout cas qu’il faut conserver la ligne, sauf à laisser l’indication en blanc, comme facultative : elle facilite les additions pour la pluie, etc… Continuons-nous pour le rapport hygrométrique à mettre le maximum et le minimum ? Je crois que oui. Pour l’humidité (il faut mettre en préambule la définition) que nous prenons à 12 h, il faut supprimer la dernière page (...). Pour le vent nous le simplifions beaucoup ; cependant, je suis d’avis de conserver les 3 directions, sauf à n’inscrire sur nos diagrammes que celle de 12 h. – Je suis d’avis de conserver aussi la colonne des vitesses maximum depuis celle de 10 m5, ce qui intéresse l’aviation (en la rendant impossible à cette vitesse ; je supprime la colonne des pressions)…Voulez-vous examiner les divers points et m’en dire votre avis (...). Voyez s’il y a (à) ajouter quelque chose (...) peut-être un très bref résumé de ce qui est inscrit sur nos petits carnets journaliers, notant qu’il n’est fait qu’une seule observation dans la matinée, le contrôle des appareils enregistreurs par le psychromètre fronde : toute réflexion faite, je suis de cet avis pour bien montrer nos méthodes. Et ce en quoi nos instructions diffèrent de celles de Mr Angot. A vous. G. Eiffel Le format est vraiment un peu trop grand: on pourrait le diminuer tout en conservant un papier fort.”

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Typed letter signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Typed letter signed “Heisenberg”. 1p., 8.25 x 5.75 inch, Göttingen, 1952 July 2. On Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Prof. W. Heisenberg stationery, signed in dark black ink.  Addressed to Leonhardt Fischer in Göttingen regarding a meeting. In German, in full: “Lieber Herr Fischer! Da ich in dieser Woche noch einmal verreisen muß, möchte ich Sie bitten, etwa am Montag oder Dienstag vormittags hier im Institut anzurufen (Tel.: 3653), damit wir eine Zusammenkunft vereinbaren.“ Translated: “Dear Mr. Fischer! Since I have to travel again this week, I would like to ask you to call here at the institute on Monday or Tuesday morning (Tel .: 3653) that we can arrange a meeting." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Album page signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Album page signed “Werner Heisenberg”. 1p., 7.0 x 8.0 inch, Luxemburg, 1970 September 26, signed in dark ink. Page from the guest book of Dr. CARL-HEINZ LÜDERS (1913-2006). Headline “Werner Heisenberg in Luxemburg 26. Sept. 70”. Lüders a German diplomat, ambassador of the Federal Republic in Ghana and Luxembourg. Lüders wrote also the headline. Album page is signed by 26 persons incl. Klaas de Vries, Paul Henkes, Gust Altzinger, Roger Belche, Léopold Reichling, Paul Rosenstein to name just a few. Verso with the heading “Bundesfinanzminster Dr. Alex Möller in Luxemburg 6.10.70“. Page is signed by Alex Möller (1903-85) and 6 guests. Fine condition.

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