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Sale 2519 Lot 74
INCLUDES WASHINGTON, ADAMS, JEFFERSON, AND LINCOLN (ALBUM--PRESIDENTS.) Autograph album containing 30 items, each Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by one of the first 32 U.S. Presidents, mostly DsS, many as President, each hinged or mounted to its own leaf, some folded to fit, most preceded by one or two etched portraits inlaid or mounted and bound in. With documents from Zachary Taylor and Andrew Johnson, each with secretarial or stamped signature. The album, calligraphic title-page. Folio, crushed morocco with gilt Great Seal on front cover and gilt titling on spine by Stikeman & Co., front board detached, rubbing to edges with some loss to a raised band; top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth slipcase. Vp, 1775-1932
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000
George Washington. ADS, in the third person within the text, receipt issued to Isaac Edwards: "Feb'y 3'd 1775. Then received from George Washington for, and on acc't of Mr. Edw'd Snicken the Sum of Twenty Pounds Virg'a Currency." Additionally signed by Edwards. 1/2 page, 3 1/2x4 3/4 inches; inlaid, mounted along one edge to a larger sheet, faint scattered staining, docketing on verso. Np, 3 February 1775 * John Adams. Partly-printed DS, four-language ship's papers for the schooner Skjoldebrand. Countersigned by Timothy Pickering. 15 1/2x19 inches; torn into three pieces (without loss). Philadelphia, 14 November 1798 * Thomas Jefferson. Partly-printed DS, "Th: Jefferson," four-language ship's papers for the brig President. Countersigned by James Madison. 18x22 1/4 inches; few separations at folds and small holes at edges expertly repaired. [Washington], 27 July 1805 * James Madison. Partly-printed DS, four-language ship's papers for the ship Amiable Matilda. Countersigned by Robert Smith. 16 1/2x20 inches; two holes at lower left and right repaired with paper. [Washington], 11 August 1809 * James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS, passport for the brig Ranger. Countersigned by John Quincy Adams. 14x9 1/2 inches. [Washington], 20 June 1823 * John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed vellum DS, "J.Q. Adams," patent for "a Machine for grinding Apples for the manufacture of Cider, called the Apple-grinder," issued to Hendrick E. Paine & S. Horace Russell. Countersigned by Henry Clay. 1 page, 14x10 1/2 inches. Washington, 5 March 1827 * Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum DS, passport for the ship Two Brothers. Countersigned by John Forsyth. 14x10 inches. [Washington], 8 October 1835 * Martin Van Buren. Partly-printed vellum DS, "M. VanBuren," appointing James W. Ripley Major of Ordnance. Countersigned by Joel R. Poinsett. 17 1/2x13 1/2 inches. Washington, 1 April 1839 * William Henry Harrison. ALS, "Will'm H Harrison," to James T. Eubank, explaining that money for Quartermaster purchases can be drawn by Bryson and how it should be applied. 1 page, oblong 8vo, with integral blank. Cincinnati, 30 May 1812 * John Tyler. DS, pardoning a mail carrier convicted of abandoning the mail. Countersigned by John C. Calhoun. 2 pages, folio, written on recto and verso of single sheet. Washington, 7 December 1844 * James K. Polk. Partly-printed vellum DS, appointing a Vice Consul of Brazil at Baltimore. Countersigned by James Buchanan. 12 3/4x14 1/2 inches. Washington, 18 October 1847 * Millard Fillmore. LS, to Editor of the Sullivan County Whig, sending a notice for publication [not present] and arranging payment. 1 page, 4to, pale blue paper. Albany, 29 June 1848 * Franklin Pierce. Partly-printed DS, pardoning Henry Byrle, alias Murphy. 1 page, 4to, pale blue paper, with integral blank. Washington, 6 June 1855 * James Buchanan. ALS, to "My dear Sir," reporting that President Polk would nominate him chargé d'affaires to Sardinia. 1 page, 4to. Washington, 11 November 1847 * Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed DS, unaccomplished maritime passport. Countersigned by William H. Seward. 16 1/2x10 1/4 inches; short closed tear at fold, faint scattered staining, bold signature. [Washington], nd * Ulysses S. Grant. Partly-printed DS, "U.S. Grant," unaccomplished maritime passport. Countersigned by Hamilton Fish. 16 1/4x9 3/4 inches. [Washington], nd * Rutherford B. Hayes. Autograph Manuscript Signed, 6-line statement characterizing the aims and responsibilities of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 1/2 pages, 8vo. [Fremont, OH], 16 May 1892 * James A. Garfield. ANS, "JAGarfield," telegram to J.W. Douglass giving permission to publish a letter. 1 page, oblong 8vo, "Departmental Telegraph Lines" form. [Washington], 17 April 1874 * Chester A. Arthur. Two partly-printed DsS, in blue pencil or ink, each certifying a report card for his son. Each 1 page, 12mo, printed on recto and verso of a single sheet. Np, [December 1884] * Grover Cleveland. TLS, to "My dear sir," thanking for congratulations for presidential nomination. 1/2 page, 4to, personal stationery. Buzzards Bay, 8 August 1892 * Benjamin Harrison. Letter Signed, "BenjHarrison," to Colonel Robert S. Robertson, explaining that he is to receive a copy of the Rebellion Records and recommending Mr. Potter for an appointment. 2 pages, 4to, "United States Senate" stationery, ruled paper, written on recto and verso of a single sheet. Indianapolis, 28 March 1883 * William McKinley. Partly-printed DS, twice, "William McKinley Jr.," certifying an indictment against Michael Carter for "keeping rooms . . . for the sale of intoxicating liquors." 1 page, folio. [Canton, OH, 22 October 1870] * Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, "T. Roosevelt," to Annie Nathan Meyer, inviting her to visit. 1 page, 8vo, "Executive Mansion" stationery, mourning border. Washington, 26 September 1901 * William Howard Taft. TLS, "WmHTaft," to Frederick S. Dickson, thanking for comments about his speech and sending letters [not present]. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery. Washington, 21 March 1909 * Woodrow Wilson. Brief TLS, to E.C. Wolcott, sending his autograph. 1/2 page, 4to, White House stationery. "Shadow Lawn" [West Long Branch, NJ], 17 October 1916 * Warren G. Harding. Photograph Signed, 3/4-length portrait showing him holding a book and looking into the camera. Signed in the blank lower margin. 8 1/4x5 1/4 inches. Np, nd * Calvin Coolidge. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Mrs. Milton E. Getty," bust portrait by Harris & Ewing showing him in 3/4-view. Inscribed in the blank lower margin. 11x7 1/4 inches. Np, nd * Herbert Hoover. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "With Kind Regards," half-length seated portrait by Harris & Ewing, showing him looking into camera. Inscribed in the blank lower margin. 10 3/4x7 1/4 inches. Np, nd * Franklin D. Roosevelt. Brief TLS, to Brand Whitlock, with 10-word holograph addition, thanking for his message. 1/2 page, 4to, "Executive Mansion" stationery. Albany, 21 July 1932.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $30,000