Washington: 1867. Exceedingly rare and historically important two-page letter, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, January 22, 1867. Written on lined paper with "House Reps (Confidential)" at the top. In this correspondence, Ashley writes to W.G. Brownlow, the Governor of Tennessee, soliciting witnesses who will testify against President Andrew Johnson at his impeachment trial. In part: "...give me the names at once of all witnesses who can sustain any of the charges preferred against the President...let this be done promptly...If the...
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1984. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1984. Inscribed "All best to Howard Moliff! Jim Borgman. Drawn on the back of a re-print of Borgman's award winning cartoon "The safest place to sit during local elections," which the cartoonist has also signed. Fine. American cartoonist of political satire who, at age 37, had already won a Pulitzer Prize, Editorial Cartoon Award (four times) and the prestigious Reuben Award. He is also the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip "Zits."
1904. A most interesting and bizarre typed letter signed to President Theodore Roosevelt. 1 page, square 12mo, 7.5 x 7 inches, no place, no date, but likely written in 1904 before he committed for re-election, in part: "...This morning I received the following telegraphic night letter: 'We, a committee representing many American authors signed an address to Roosevelt expressing the hope that he will be the next President. May we add your Name?' To this interesting appeal I have just...
City of Washington: 1860. 1 page, 10 x 16 inches, City of Washington, October 1, 1860 -- a document with a secretarial signature of James Buchanan," in part: "A Bounty Land Grant to certain Officers and Soldiers who have engaged in the Military Service of the United States, for Michael Finn, Private Company A third Regiment United States Infantry, for service in the Apache Indian Disturbances." As was the case with many poor soldiers, Finn signed over his title for...
Washington, D.C. 1985. 3.5 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating Vice President Bush's second Inauguration Day. Postmarked in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1985 -- the day of the inauguration. The envelope features a black-and-white bust-portrait of Bush and a smaller image of the U.S. Capitol Building. Float-mounted on a gray background with a white matte; set in a black and gold frame measuring 10 x 12.5 inches. Near fine condition.
Norwalk: Easton Press, 2004. Tall 8vo., full blue leather with decorative gilt, raised bands, gilt edges. 640 pages, tall 8vo. Norwalk: The Easton Press, 2004. Fine. Special Collector's edition from The Library of the Presidents, signed in full by President Bush. Included is the publisher's Certificate of Authenticity.
Austin, TX: 1998. 6.75 x 4.75-inch black-and-white portrait photo of the future President posing with the American flag and Texas state flag in the background -- no place or date, but accompanied by the original envelope in which it was sent, postmarked in Austin, Texas, on November 19, 1998, when Bush was Governor. Signed with a thin-tipped silver marker across the dark background of his suit. Matted in white and set in a handsome black-and-gold frame measuring 14.75 x 12.75 inches. Fine condition.
New York: Doubleday, 1987. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 270 pages, 8vo, red cloth with gilt stamping (one corner on back cover gently bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Doubleday, 1987. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Boldly signed in full by Bush on the front free endpaper, just below the Great Seal of the United States.
London: Bodley Head, 1990. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 506 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (slightly edge-worn with two small closed tears). London: The Bodley Head, (1990). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal on the front free endpaper: "For Martin and Edith from Robert A. Caro."
New York: Knopf, 1982. Illustrated in black and white. 882 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, edgeworn dust wrapper. New York: Knopf, 1982. First edition. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal: "For Marty and Edith, from Robert A. Caro."
Plains, GA: 1977. 3.5 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating President Carter's Inauguration Day. Signed in full by the 39th President and postmarked in his birthplace -- Plains, Georgia -- on January 20, 1977, the day of his inauguration. The envelope features a black-and-white bust-portrait of Carter and a smaller image of the White House. Float-mounted on a gray background with a white matte; set in a black and gold frame measuring 10 x 12.5 inches. Near fine condition.
Atlanta: 1981. 9 x 6 inches on personal embossed stationery with the presidential seal, together with the original free franked envelope. The typed portion of the letter reads: "October 13, 1981. To Kitty Hart, It was great to see you at the National Mental Health Association Dinner. Rosalynn and I enjoyed being with you on this special evening. With best wishes, Sincerely, Jimmy." The handwritten postscript says: "I've enjoyed all our evenings together! J." Horizontal fold; very good(+) condition.
1886. Partly-printed DS signed as President, April 26, 1886, 14.75" x 15", appointing Alexander B. Andrews of Raleigh, NC "A Commissioner to report upon forty miles of railroad constructed by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company ... in the Washington Territory". [This appointment coincided with an expansion project by the Railroad in which a total of 46 miles of new track was laid in the Washington Territory (1886).] Countersigned by Secretary of the Interior and future Associate Justice of the Supreme...