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Image for The Life of P.T. Barnum / Written by Himself. [Signed copy]

The Life of P.T. Barnum / Written by Himself. [Signed copy]

By: Barnum, P.T.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY: Redfield: 1855

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190719a

Condition: Poor


1st ed. [Copyright date of Nov. 1854, but with 1855 on the title page.] 8vo, ¼ leather backed boards. 404 pp. Condition: poor -- this is being sold for the autograph. The book is complete, but very worn with front cover detached, heavily rubbed and stained, and with staining and foxing within the text block throughout. The signature is just below Barnum’s engraved portrait on the frontispiece. The page is foxed and soiled, but not affecting the signature which is clear. View more info

Image for TLS, JFK presidential campaign, Signed by Edward “Ted” Kennedy

TLS, JFK presidential campaign, Signed by Edward “Ted” Kennedy

By: Edward "Ted" Kennedy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: 1960

Seller ID: k181228a


Typed letter signed “Ted.” 8-1/2”x11” on official John F. Kennedy for President letterhead. Dated November 17, 1960. A simple letter of thanks to a Los Angeles postal office manager for his help in ensuring that campaign materials were distributed without delay. “Your personal efforts in seeing that the mailings by Campaign Report, our western newsletter, were not delayed, and received highly expeditious treatment, are very much appreciated. / Russell Benedict, who edited the newsletter, is high in the praise of the Weight Room staff, and of your kindness. / Thank you again for you... View more info

Image for Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan

Original WW2 Mimeographed Military Orders signed by Ronald Reagan

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $325.00

Publisher: 1945

Seller ID: k1706304


Original World War 2 mimeographed military orders signed [in the plate] in by Capt. Ronald Reagan - 5 leaves, 8-1/2x11, dated February-April 1945. Reagan served in the 18th Army Air Force Base Unit (the Motion Picture Unit) as Captain and Adjutant. One of his duties was to sign the unit's official orders. These five sheets are all related to duty assignments given to Hollywood producer/director Jack J. Bernhard, another member of the Motion Picture Unit. One sheet is very good - brown-toned with a 3/4" closed tear at left. The other four are in fine condition. All sheets are top-hole punche... View more info

Image for TLS, Gov. Ronald Reagan “the most dependable anti-Communist on the West Coast” takes care to appoint judges who share his concerns.

TLS, Gov. Ronald Reagan “the most dependable anti-Communist on the West Coast” takes care to appoint judges who share his concerns.

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $550.00

Publisher: 1971

Seller ID: k181227f


Typed letter signed, Ronald Reagan; Aug 16, 1971. 2 pp; 8-1/2”x11”, gubernatorial stationery and envelope. A letter to a Los Angeles constituent who had written Reagan expressing her concerns about the threat of communism. “I, too, believe it poses a very real danger. … [C]ommunist influences in the disturbances which have occurred on our university and college campuses are documented….Every precaution must be taken to make sure our schools are not utilized as tools of subversion. A distinction must be made between the advocacy of the overthrow of our constitutional form of govern... View more info

Image for ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: 1959

Seller ID: k181228b


A one-page handwritten letter from Reagan to his close friend, film producer Jerry Wald, thanking him for his televised production of the 31st annual Academy Awards [1959]. 7-1/2”x11”, 1 page, on Reagan’s personal letterhead, dated March 27 [1959] “Dear Jerry / It is the “morning after” and my only regret is that I did not make a speech to a loud and large audience of our contemporaries. Subject of my speech would have been “Jerry Wald and how grateful we should all be because he made us look like ‘big leaguers.” In 1938 we knew we were “big leaguers” but in 1958 we ... View more info

Image for [Anarchism/Socialism] Three 19th-century Marx-Engels tracts signed by Italian anarchist Vito Salieri

[Anarchism/Socialism] Three 19th-century Marx-Engels tracts signed by Italian anarchist Vito Salieri

By: [Anarchism] Vito Salieri

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Uffici della Critica Sociale, Milano : 1892

Inscription: Signed by Vito Salieri

Seller ID: k190316a

Condition: Fair


Three 10-cent socialist tracts by Marx and Engels, published 1892, bound as one -- ex libris Vito Salieri with his signature on the front end paper. The tracts are cheap pulp street editions and of no particular value themselves; it is the provenance and scarce signature of Salieri that makes this item unusual. CONTENTS: La Teoria del Valore di Carlo Marx -Uffici della Critica Sociale, Milano 1892; I Socialisti sono I veri repubblicani -- Ufficio della lotta di classe 1894, Milano; Marx - Discorso sul Libero Scambio con proemio di Federico Engels -- Uffici della ##### Vito Salier... View more info