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Sale 2502 Lot 131
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
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000
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.
Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,750