Nov 01, 2016 - Sale 2428

Sale 2428 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 60,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000
INCLUDES LINCOLN, BOTH ROOSEVELTS, JFK, AND TEN OTHER PRESIDENTS ON SAME PAGE (PRESIDENTS--CIVIL WAR--ALBUM.) Album containing over 130 signatures of mostly Civil War political and military notables, including Abraham Lincoln and nearly his entire cabinet; including Ulysses S. Grant, David Farragut and over 15 others of the highest ranking officers of the Army and Navy; including Charles Sumner, Schuyler Colfax, and many other leading Senators and Representatives of the 38th U.S. Congress; and including 18 U.S. Presidents with every consecutive President from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. Most written 2-3 per page, most on rectos only, most including rank or state, last 17 leaves blank. 8vo, morocco, edges rubbed; front hinge cracked, first gathering nearly loose, minor scattered soiling; cloth chemise and slipcase. [Vp, 1864-2010]

Additional Details

Presidents: Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson Ulysses S. Grant Theodore Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt Harry S. Truman Dwight D. Eisenhower John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George H.W. Bush Bill Clinton George W. Bush Barack Obama.
The Lincoln Cabinet: Vice Presidents Andrew Johnson and Hannibal Hamlin Sec. of State William H. Seward Secretaries of Treasury Salmon P. Chase, William P. Fessenden, and Hugh McCulloch Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton Sec. of the Navy Gideon Welles Postmasters General William Dennison, Jr. and Montgomery Blair Sec. of the Interior John Palmer Usher.
Military officers: George Armstrong Custer Philip Sheridan Robert Anderson David Farragut Henry Halleck Nathaniel Prentice Banks Lew Wallace Winfield Scott Hancock Benjamin Franklin Butler Montgomery Meigs Quincy Adams Gillmore William B. Hazen John Aaron Rawlins James Henry Lane William Gamble others.
Congressmen: Charles Sumner Solomon Foot Daniel Clark Schuyler Colfax Samuel S. Cox Thaddeus Stevens others.
Miscellaneous: Charles Anderson Dana Henry Jarvis Raymond P.T. Barnum. Autograph Quotation Signed: "The noblest art / Is that of making others happy. / P T Barnum / March 28th 1858" George Francis Train. Autograph Quotation Signed: "The Future / There is a rainbow in the sky / Upon the path where tempests trod, / 'Twas written by a hand on High / It is the Autograph of God. / Geo:FrancisTrain" others.
The album was purchased in 1954 from Goodspeed's Book Shop by collector and Manuscript Society president Herbert Klingelhofer (1915-2015), who obtained the presidential signatures beginning with Hoover, and from whom it passed to the present owner, Klingelhofer's descendants.
with--Herbert Klingelhofer's 1954 Goodspeed's purchase receipt for the album Letters from secretaries accepting or returning the album to be autographed, most with the original envelope: Bernice Miller, secretary to Hoover, New York, 9 September 1955; Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to Kennedy, 20 February 1962; Juanita D. Roberts, secretary to Johnson, 14 April 1964; Fram Voorde, scheduling director to Carter, 19 December 1976; David C. Fischer, secretary to Reagan, 2 December 1980; Robert Moore, associate of G.H.W. Bush's secretary Lisa Jobe, 28 November 1988 Color photograph showing Obama signing the album, [2010].

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