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Ali, Muhammad (1942-2016)

Autographed poem signed “Love is the net, where Hearts are caught like Fish”

American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. Autograph poem signed “Muhammad Ali”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, on "Muhammad Ali Farms" letterhead, Berrien Springs MI, 1987 November 12. In full: “To Frank From Muhammad Ali Love is the net, where Hearts are caught like Fish and a fine sketch of a shining heart drawn by Ali and dated 11-12-87”. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Ali sometimes adds a poem along with his signature, this one with a drawn heart is remarkable. Additional JSA Letter of Authenticity included.

 

Price: $ 825 / € 690

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Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste (1834-1904)

Postcard signed and inscribed

French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. Postcard signed and inscribed “Bartholdi”. 1p., 5.5 x 3.5 inch, Paris 1902 (postmark), in French. The French Sculptor, in his own hand, sends his best wishes to his correspondent. Addressed in another hand to the verso and post-stamped. Handling wear, else fine.

Price: $ 790 / € 650

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Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941)

Typed letter signed “A-MEN”

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents' heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Typed letter signed “Gutzon Borglum”. 1p., 6.0 x 8.0 inch, personal letterhead, 1917 January 31. Brief letter to John A. Stewart, in full: "A-MEN, to all you say I add amen, and then some." In fine condition, with light show-through from four pieces of mounting tape on the reverse.

 

Price: $ 625 / € 480

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Braun, Wernher von (1912-1977)

Signature matted with photograph

German, later American, aerospace engineer, and space architect. He was the leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the father of rocket technology and space science in the United States. Signed and inscribed piece of cardboard “To Billy L. Knight with warmest personal regards – Wernher von Braun”. 6.25 x 2.5 (visible), n.p., n.d. Excellent signed in dark ink by Braun. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Braun to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

 

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de Lesseps, Ferdinand (1805-1894)

Autograph letter signed on Suez Canal stationery

French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially reducing sailing distances and times between Europe and East Asia. Autograph letter signed “Ferd. de Lesseps”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.5 inch, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez letterhead, 1862 June 4. Untranslated letter to Madame la Comtesse de Bourzac. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered light creasing. Uncommon on Suez Canal stationery.

 

Price: $ 625 / € 480

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Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)

Large signed photograph

American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Vintage sepia photograph signed “Thos A Edison”. The image depicting the inventor in a formal half length pose. 7.0 x 10.5 inch (sight) and matted in gray – overall 10.75 x 14.25 inch. Signed in bold black fountain pen ink. Photograph by Walter Scott Shin of New York and signed by him in pencil to the lower border. Two spots on Edison’s head, minor bends, some slight scuffing just affecting the signature, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)

Signed photograph

American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Vintage signed photograph “Thomas A Edison”. The image depicting the inventor in his chair with a book in his hand. 5.0 x 8.0 inch (sight), removable matted with photo corners in gray – overall 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Signed with his typical “umbrella” signature in fountain pen ink. Light spotting and discolored, else good condition. Edison trademarked his signature in 1899 and he rarely signed his name as "Thomas". Virtually all of his later signatures have his first name abbreviated as "Thos”, that indicates that he signed this photo until 1899.

 

Price: $ 1,410 / € 1.090

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Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)

Excellent “umbrella” signature

American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Signature “Thomas A Edison”. 1p., 4.25 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Small sheet of paper containing other signatures, possibly from a guest book. Excellent signed in pencil by Edison at the top. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Edison to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Good condition. Edison trademarked his signature in 1899 and he rarely signed his name as "Thomas". Virtually all of his later signatures have his first name abbreviated as "Thos”, that indicates that he signed this photo until 1899.

Price: $ 960 / € 740

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Autographed 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. Autographed letter signed “G. Eiffel”. 2pp. (double-page), 8.0 x 5.25 inch (unfolded). 60, Rue de Prony letterhead, (Paris) January 20th 1880. Letter in French to a gentleman, in parts (translated): "I am very obliged to you for receiving your two most interesting volumes. They are illustrated in the most charming manner. My children and I have already started paging through those books and we promise to give them all the attention they deserve. This will be a precious memory of your friendship..." This letter dates to one year into the construction of the fame Eiffel Tower, which broke ground on January 28, 1887. It would be officially inaugurated a year later at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Fine condition.

Price: $ 1,885 / € 1.450

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Telegram signed (Year the Eiffel Tower was finished)

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. Telegram signed “G. Eiffel”. 1p. (recto and verso), 4.25 x 4.75 inch (visible). 1889 February 21. Telegram written by a secretary and signed by G. Eiffel. Addressed to Monsieur Broadly at the Hotel Bristol in Paris. In French, in full: “Je vous attendrai demain matin, Vendredi, a dix heures chez moi, rue de Prony 60”. Translated: “I'll be waiting for you tomorrow morning, Friday, at ten o'clock at home, rue de Prony 60”. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of the Eiffel Tower and Gustave Eiffel to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Telegram with handling wear, left edge tape repaired, else good condition. Rare, because this telegram dates to the year the Eiffel Tower was finished. Beautiful display piece.

Price: $ 1,225 / € 940

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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Typed letter signed re: information about Sigmund Freud’s son

A German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 - "the world's most famous equation”. Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Fine association typed letter signed “A. Einstein”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, 1948 June 16. On his blind embossed Albert Einstein, Mercer Street, stationery. Addressed to psychoanalyst Theodore Reik in New York, a student of Freud, who had sent him his new book. Einstein asked for information about Sigmund Freud's son Oliver, who had emigrated to the United States in 1944. In German, in full: "Ich danke Ihnen herzlich für die Zusendung Ihres Buches ‘Listening with the Third Ear’, auf dessen Lektüre ich mich sehr freue. Ich möchte bei dieser Gelegenheit mir erlauben, Sie um eine vertrauliche Information zu ersuchen. Eine Dame in Philadelphia hat an mich geschrieben wegen eines Sohnes von Sigmund Freud, Oliver Freud, der Physiker und gegenwärtig in Philadelphia bei einer Industriefirma angestellt ist. Es wäre sehr lieb von Ihnen, mir Ihre Meinung über seinen Character und seine Fähigkeiten mitzuteilen, damit ich sehe, ob ich berechtigt bin, ihn als Lehrer an ein College zu empfehlen. Wie alt ist er ungefähr?” Sigmund Freud's sons received all the first names of famous men. Oliver (1891-1969) was named after Oliver Cromwell. Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 8,600 / € 6.625

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Grimm, Wilhelm (1786-1859)

Beautiful and rare autograph note signed by Wilhelm of the Brothers Grimm

German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the library duo the Brothers Grimm. Autograph note signed “Wilhelm Grimm”. 1p., 9.25 x 7.25 inch, Berlin 1841 August 16. A fine note in Wilhelm’s hand, in German, in full: “Mögen wir lange als Freunde und gute Nachbarn zusammen leben, und uns freuen wenn wir von dem Balcon herab unsere Kinder unter den Bäumen lustig herumspringen sehen“. Translated: „May we live together for a long time as friends and good neighbors, and be happy when we see from the balcony our children jumping around the trees.” Slightly discolored, else fine condition. Rare!

Price: $ 3,055 / € 2.350

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Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)

Autograph letter signed to his wife

German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery and the radiochemical proof of nuclear fission. Autograph letter signed “Otto”. 2pp., 6.5 x 7.75 inch, n.p., Freitag Abend, 1918 May 31. To his wife Edith in Berlin. In German: “Nur ganz kurz ein paar Zeilen. Ich bin hier sehr gut angekommen, wurde … von meinem Freund Rehfeldt an der Bahn abgeholt. Wir wohnen entzückend …Morgen früh fahre ich mit dem General per Auto nach Spa; er hat dort zu tun, und ich kann es bei dieser Gelegenheit gleich bequem sehen. Mit der elektrischen Bahn fährt man nämlich über 5/4 Stunden hin, das ist mir zuviel. Sehr anstrengen kann ich mich vorerst durchaus nicht ... Der ärztliche Antrag über 4 Wochen Nauheim geht morgen fort ... Hier ist alles reichlich vorhanden, nur Kaffee ist knapp. Ausser dem Morgenkaffee, den wir so kriegen, müssen wir jeden anderen Kaffee mit 30 Pfennig pro Tasse zahlen ... Hast Du mit Karl noch tüchtig gekneipt? War das gestern an unserem letzten Abend nicht wie verhext mit den vielen Besuchen? ... Komme Du jetzt aber auch mal etwas zur Ruhe; mit dem Garten und den Motten etc. hast Du noch immer reichlich zu tun ... Iss gut und lass Dirs gut gehen. Einen lieben Abschiedskuss, am Bahnhof hab ichs ja nicht gewagt trotz des dezenten Karl!" Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)

Signed card

German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery and the radiochemical proof of nuclear fission. Signed Christmas card “und schöne Weihnachten Ihr Otto Hahn”. 10.0 x 5.5 inch (unfolded), n.p. (Göttingen), n.d., portrait photo of Max Planck on the left. Written and signed in dark blue ink as President of the Max Planck society in Göttingen, Germany. In good condition.

Price: $ 390 / € 325

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Rare autograph letter signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Autograph letter signed “Werner Heisenberg”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.5 inch, Göttingen, 1957 July 13. “Prof. W. Heisenberg” letterhead, written in dark blue ink. In German, in full: “Liebe Frau John! An Hess habe ich geschrieben, und wenn ich von ihm Antwort bekomme, werden Sie wieder von mir hören. Ausserdem wollte ich Ihnen schreiben, dass in meinem Institut im Herbst d.h. wohl spätestens 1. Okt., die Stelle einer Bibliothekssekretärin frei wird. Diese Stelle ist allerdings nicht sehr hoch dotiert (T.O.A. VIII, vielleicht später VII), aber für den Fall, dass Hess keine Möglichkeit hat, Sie in die Forschungsgemeinschaft aufzunehmen, wäre das jedenfalls ein erstes Unterkommen. Jedenfalls würde ich mich freuen, Ihnen helfen zu können. Mit vielen herzlichen Grüßen.“ Translated: „I have written to Hess, and if I get an answer from him, you will hear from me again. In addition, I wanted to write to you that in my institute in the autumn. probably no later than 1 Oct., the vacancy of a library writer becomes available. However, this post is not very highly paid (T.O.A. VIII, maybe later VII), but in case Hess has no way of getting you into the research community, it would be a first step. Anyway, I would be happy to help you. With many best regards." Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,720 / € 1.325

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Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859)

Handwritten envelope signed and matted

German (Prussian) geographer, naturalist and explorer. His quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Handwritten envelope signed “A v Humboldt”. 5.0 x 3.5 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Addressed in Humboldt’s hand to „Ihre Excellenz der Frau Ministerin Baronin von Bülow / Tegel“. Signed on the left by Humboldt and handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Humboldt to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine display piece.

 

 

 

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

Excellent signed cabinet photograph

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Signed cabinet photograph “S. Kneipp”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch, gold border, n.p., 1891. Signed and dated in dark black ink. Photo taken by Julius Grimm, Offenburg i.B., company information printed on verso. Near mint condition and surely one of the finest Kneipp photographs you can hope to find.

Price: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

Verse signed

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Verse signed “S. Kneipp”. 1p., 4.5 x 2.75 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. In Kneipp’s hand: "Der Geist Gottes schwebt / ober dem Gewasser.“ Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Kneipp to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Mint condition.

 

 

 

 

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

One of a kind autograph document (recipe) matted

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Recipe unsigned, 2pp., recto and verso, 3.0 x 4.0 inch, 1890 September 23, written in pencil. Recipe with a prescription of water applications. In Kneipp’s hand: "Schenkels Rüken / 3 Tage / Oder Halbbad / 2 Tage / Knie Blitz / 2 Tage" sowie von "Tägl. 2 mal 3 Löfflvoll / Wermuth". Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Kneipp to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Handling wear, else good condition. One of a kind Kneipp autograph.

 

 

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Kokoschka, Oskar (1886-1980)

Signed postcard and autographed letter signed by his wife

Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Signed art postcard “Oskar Kokoschka”. 6.25 x 4.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (about 1979). Portrait Tilla Durieux, Kokoschka 1910. Also included is an autographed letter signed by Kokoschka’s wife Olda Kokoschka (1915-2004), dated 1979 March 20, regarding birthday wishes, flowers and Oskar Kokoschka’s tiredness. Fine condition.

Price: $ 275 / € 210

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Liebig, Justus v. (1803-1873)

Autographed letter signed to writer Moritz Carrière

German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and was considered the founder of organic chemistry. Autographed letter signed “J. Liebig”. 1p., 4.25 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.y. (probably Munich about 1855). Addressed to his brother-in-law, the writer and philosopher Moritz Carrière (1817-1895). Liebig asks his brother-in-law if he can call Dr. Ludwig Steub. In German in full: "Lieber Moritz Wolltest Du nicht so gut sein heute mit Dr. Steub (Ludwig Steub) zu sprechen, der seit Donnerstag hier ist; … diese Sache zu erledigen“. Mailing folds, minor stain, top right corner repaired on verso, else good condition.

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Marconi, Guglielmo (1874-1937)

Fine document signed by the Nobel Prize winner

Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun. Document signed “G. Marconi”. 1p. (bifolium), 12.0 x 15.75 inch. Roma, 1929 January 1. Blind embossed seal “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche”. Signed by Marconi as President and countersigned by the General Secretary. Nomination for Prof. Vittorio Peglion “dell Istituto Superiore Agrario di Bologna, Presidente del Comitato Nazionale per l’Agricoltura”. Slightly discolored, horizontal fold, right edge a bit rough, else good condition with a dark Marconi signature. The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) or National Research Council, is an Italian public organization set up to support scientific and technological research, Marconi was President from 1927-1937.

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Menzel, Adolph von (1815-1905)

Signed photograph inscribed to his nephew

German Realist artist noted for drawings, etchings, and paintings. Along with Caspar David Friedrich, he is considered one of the two most prominent German artists of the 19th century. Signed and inscribed photograph “Meinem Neffen Julian Martini Berlin u. Breslau d. 9. Mai 1904 in Erinnerung”. 4.0 x 5.75 inch photograph on a 7.75 x 10.25 inch photographers mount. Photo by E. Bieber (1903). A fine half length portrait of Menzel. Mount discolored, handling wear, ink stroke, writing dark. Remarkable signed photograph, uncommon especially in this size.

 

Price: $ 1,020 / € 850

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Miro, Joan (1893-1983)

Excellent signed color reproduction of one of his works

Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. Color reproduction of one of Miro's uncommon mixed-media pieces. Printed on a glossy 8.5 x 11.0 inch sheet, removed from a catalog of his works and signed at bottom. Fine.

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Mommsen, Theodor (1817-1903)

Autographed letter signed

German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer. Generally regarded as one of the greatest classicists of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902 for being "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing”. Autographed letter signed “Mommsen”. 2pp., recto and verso, 5.5 x 8.5 inch. On his personal stationery, Berlin, 1874 October 28. To Konrad Reichard, editor of the newspaper “Im neuen Reich”, regarding a publication in his newspaper. In German: „Es geschieht mit aufrichtigem Bedauern, daß ich Ihre freundliche Aufforderung ablehne; aber ich kann nicht anders. Diese Reden bei der Uebernahme des Rectorats pflegen nicht gedruckt zu werden ... Es würde den größten Anstoß geben, wenn ich einen solchen solennen Act in einer auswärtigen Zeitschrift ... publicirte ...". Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine condition.

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Mommsen, Theodor (1817-1903)

Autographed letter signed

German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer. Generally regarded as one of the greatest classicists of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902 for being "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing”. Autographed letter signed “Mommsen”. 1p., 3.75 x 6.0 inch. On his personal stationery. Heringsdorf, 1875 August 10. To Konrad Reichard, editor of the newspaper “Im neuen Reich”, regarding a publication in his newspaper. In German: „Die Rectorreden werden nach Berliner Usance von der Universität publicirt. Erscheint Ihnen eine Reproduction im N.R. zweckmäßig, so bin ich damit gern einverstanden …“ Mailing folds, else fine condition.

 

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Mucha, Alphonse (1860-1939)

Postcard signed

Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards and designs. Signed postcard “Mucha”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p. n.d. Signed by the artist in black ink, colour postcard depicting “The Humble Will Revive”. In fine condition.

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Mucha, Alphonse (1860-1939)

Postcard signed

Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards and designs. Signed postcard “Mucha”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p. n.d. Signed by the artist in black ink, colour postcard depicting “Blessing in the Merciful”. In fine condition.

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Nansen, Fridtjof (1861-1930)

Autographed letter signed

Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1922). Autographed letter signed “Fridtjof Nansen”. 1p. (double page), 5.75 x 8.25 inch, “Delegation de Norvege” letterhead. Genf (Geneve), 1929 September 27. Written in blue ink to Mrs. Gyömöres-Almares, in German: “Hochverehrte Frau Gyömöres-Almares Ich wünsche nur dass es mir möglich wäre eine Einleitung für das interessante Buch zu schreiben; leider ist aber meine Zeit so stark belastet, dass es mir unmöglich wird, was ich sehr bedaure. Und es tut mir weh, dass ich nicht anders antworten kann. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung Ihr ergebener”. Horizontal mailing fold, area of paper loss to the left edge which is repaired with a piece of paper inside the double page, 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. Signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. signed in black felt tip pen, 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. Signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. signed in black felt tip pen, 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. Signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. signed in black felt tip pen, fine condition.

 

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Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

Letter signed regarding a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State

French sculptor whose works, including the iconic “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”, earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Letter signed „Auguste Rodin“. 2pp., recto and verso of a double-page, 6.0 x 7.75 inch. Paris, 1913 July 31. Addressed to Walter Zimermann, Secretary of the International Art Exhibition in Munich, who had acquired a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State. The artist thanks the city of Munich and the free State of Bavaria. In French: "J'ai le plaisir de vous accuser réception du contrat passé entre l'Etat Bavarois et moi pour l'achat du bronze 'Falguière', que je vous retourne signé ci-inclus. - Je suis heureux et fier que la ville de Munich, ville universellement connue comme centre artistique, on pourrait dire la capitale des arts, ait choisi un de mes bronzes. Je vous prie de transmettre mes remerciments les plus respectueux à l'Etat Bavarois. En vous faisant mer compliments pour la facon parfaite dont vous avez organise l'Exposition, veuillez agreer Monsieur l'assurance de mes sentiments les meilleurs.” Some stains, mounting residue inside the double-page, else good condition.

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Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

Autographed letter signed

French sculptor whose works, including the iconic “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”, earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Autographed letter signed „Auguste Rodin“. 2pp. (double-page), 5.5 x 6.75 inch. 25 Via Gregoriana, Rome, 1915 February 11. To an unidentified lady, in French. Rodin sends his apologies to his correspondent and states: „…last Sunday I was at the restaurant Latour, my workshop from 2h30 to 3h30. I must have ran out of memory and this way missed your kind visit. Please forgive me...“ Mailing fold, else fine.

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad (1845-1923)

Autograph letter signed

German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Autograph letter signed “W.C. Röntgen”. 1p., 5.0 x 6.5 inch, lettercard, Weilheim, 1921 May 27. Addressed on verso by Röntgen to Dr. Stenzl from the company Boehringer (Ingelheim), who had asked for a reference for a new scientist. In German, in full: "Auf Ihre leider in Vergessenheit gerathene Anfrage vom 18.II. gestatte ich mir zu erwidern, dass eine Besprechung mit meinem Assistenten ergeben hat, dass ein Stud. Rud. Schuegraf seiner Zeit das Praktikum für Anfänger in meinem Institut besucht hat. Eine etwas mehr selbstständige Arbeit hat derselbe nach meiner Erinnerung nicht angefangen." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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Schliemann, Heinrich (1822-1890)

Autograph letter signed

German businessman and a pioneer of field archaeology. He was an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy. Autograph letter signed “H. Schliemann”. 1p., 4.25 x 2.0 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Addressed to the French-German Assyriologist Jules Oppert (1825-1905). In French, in full: “Mon cher Monsieur Oppert … - je vous prier de en écrire quelques mots en response a la letter incluse?” Translated: “May I ask you to write a few words in response to the letter included?“ Handsomely matted in green with a photo of Schliemann (printed signature) to an overall of 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Excellent condition.

 

Price: $ 1,540 / € 1.190

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Schliemann, Heinrich (1822-1890)

Autograph letter signed

German businessman and a pioneer of field archaeology. He was an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy. Autograph letter signed “H. Schliemann”. 1p., 4.5 x 5.0 inch, Carlsbad, 1881 August 17. In German, in full: “Geehrter Herr, Ich haben Ihnen leider nichts anderes zu senden als die Einlage. Hochachtungsvoll“. Translated: “Dear Sir, Unfortunately, I have nothing to send you except the enclosure. Sincerely”. Mailing fold, probably slightly trimmed, writing dark and unaffected.

 

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Fine content handwritten manuscript (five pages)

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph manuscript, unsigned. 5pp., Brussels, 24 February, no year. Handwritten notes made on works he had studied in two museums; first about sketches to Delacroix’s famous Louvre mural painting "Apollo slays the Python" (1850/51). In parts: "… Musée Moderne / Esquisse du plafond d’Apollon de Delacroix, dans un etat merveilleux de conservation – C’est certainement ce que j’ai vu de lui le plus coloré … la femme blonde en robe bleu vert est certainement plus frais que n’importe quel Renoir … Musee Ancien – … le bras de la femme refleté bleu sur le haut et rose sur le bas – (Delacroix parle de ce principe) – les parties refletant le ciel, sont froids, celles refletant le sol sont chauds) …" Mentioned the painters Peter Paul Rubens ("merveilleuse etude") and Henri Regnault as well as the painting "Mars et Venus" ("Mars désarmé par Vénus" von Jacques-Louis David). Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

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Valentin, Karl (1882-1948)

Dust jacket signed

Bavarian comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer. Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the "Charlie Chaplin of Germany". Signed and dated front page of a dust jacket “Karl Valentin 12.4.43”. 1 page, 4.5 x 7.5 inch, no place. As usually signed in pencil. Dust jacket from the book “Valentiniaden – Ein buntes Durcheinander von Karl Valentin”, Hugendubel 1943. Slightly discolored, corner wear and two minor tape repaired tears, else good condition. Rare!

 

 

 

 

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Warhol, Andy (1928-1987)

Signature matted with photograph

American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Fine signature “Andy Warhol”. 1.5 x 6.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black felt tip pen. Mounted on glossy paper, probably a page from an exhibition catalog. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Warhol to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

Price: $ 525 / € 410

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