Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 4,750
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Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
AUTHOR'S COPY CHOCK FULL OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, SENTIMENTS, AND SIGNATURES (MISCELLANEOUS.) Charles B. Driscoll. Doubloons. Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by over 500 authors, artists, entertainers, and others. Inscribed on blanks, plate versos, and in margins throughout, most 2 or 3 to a page. 8vo, morocco pictorially stamped in gilt, minor rubbing to raised bands; hinges starting, front blank nearly detached, minor scattered soiling throughout, three copies of original wrappers bound in, some leaves from other editions bound in (near, or in place of, original leaves); 1/4 morocco slipcase, gilt-titled on spine, markedly worn, with chemise. first edition. New York, (1930); inscriptions: Vp, 1930s-40s

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Miscellaneous, Signatures or brief Signed sentiments: Albert Einstein Will Rogers Cary Grant Mary Pickford Jack Dempsey Errol Flynn Eddie Cantor Al Smith Frank Buck Charles M. Schwab Olivia de Haviland Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. Commander Edward Ellsberg others.
Artists, most Signed ink drawings: Rube Goldberg Al Capp James Montgomery Flagg Frederick Morgan Ham Fisher Burne Hogarth Victor Forsythe Bud Fisher Dick MacKay Henry Clarence Pitz Fred Neher John Steuart Curry Courtney Dunkel Leo E. O'Melia Bill Perry Aline Fruhauf Gus Mager Montfort Amory Amram Scheinfeld Clare Victor Dwiggins Benjamin Thackston Knight Charles Robert Knight Martin Filchock Billy Debeck Rudolph Dirks Jack Bogle J.P. McEvoy Walt McDougall Martin Branner George Marcoux Harry C. Greening Julian Ollendorff Wood Cowan Benjamin Allen Arthur William Brown Clifford McBride others.
Writers, Signatures or brief Signed sentiments: William Butler Yeats A.A. Milne Thomas Wolfe G.K. Chesterton Aldous Huxley John Cowper Powys Stephen Vincent Benét S.S. McClure B.C. Forbes Fannie Hurst Irving Bacheller others.
Musicians, Autograph Musical Quotations Signed: Charles Finger Geoffrey O'Hara Harry Reser others.
Provenance: Charles B. Driscoll; thence by descent to Patricia Driscoll Schadle; thence by descent to the current owner.
Charles Benedict Driscoll (1885-1951) was a journalist and author who wrote for the Witchita Eagle, Omaha Daily News and other organizations, with a special interest in the history of Irish-Americans and in pirates and piracy. On December 12, 2000, Christie's New York auctioned Driscoll's piracy reference library and related memorabilia: The Driscoll Piracy Collection Sold to Benefit the Witchita Public Library.