1963. Signed photograph "Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit", 4 ½ X 6 ½, black & white, matte-finish. An original J. Allen Cash photograph (with back stamp) depicting the Stateswoman wearing traditional garb while seated. This photograph was most likely taken while she was serving as Nehru%u2019s "special" envoy to Great Britain. Fine. Indian diplomat and politician. She was the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Aunt of Indira Gandhi and the grand-aunt of Rajiv Gandhi, each of whom served as Prime Minister of India.
1874. Excellent Autograph Quote signed: "Charles Kingsley", executed on a 5" X 6" piece of paper, in full: "If one does not find the world full of good and kind people - It must be one%u2019s own fault." Boldly signed and dated April 10th 1874. Fine. English social reformer and close friend of Charles Darwin who was particularly associated with Christian Socialism via, the Church of England.
1929. T.L.S, 4to, 2 pages, Military Governor of Paris, June 9, 1929. Written in French, untranslated, but mentioning the combatants of the heroic Rainbow Division, of which he was Commandant in 1918 and mentioning to the recipient that there will be a reunion in Baltimore, Maryland - having first arrived in New York City. Fine condition. French General who crushed King Faisel's short-lived monarchy in the Syrian Revolution, occupying Damascus and personally creating the independent state of Lebanon.
Privately Printed, 1897. Map frontispiece, one photo Illus. 83pp. 8vo, original green cloth, bottom corners very lightly bumped, front cover with small light dampstain. (N.p.: Privately Printed, 1897). First Edition Presentation copy, that is signed and dated from 1897. Author was Admiral Peary's mineralogist during the Arctic Expedition of 1896. Hoppin kept a day-to-day account of the voyage of the Hope, including scientific observations. Arctic Bibliography 7401.
1954. Very attractive photograph, matte finish, sepia-tone, 8" x 10", a shoulder-up portrait shot of Dempsey dressed in a suit, boldly signed in green fountain pen: "To Richard - Lots of Luck Pal - From Jack Dempsey - 3/29/54.%u201D" Fine condition with exceptional contrast. World heavyweight boxing champion who held the title from 1919 to 1926.
Moscow: Planeta, 1971. More than 200 photographs, including some in color. 4to, cloth, d.w.; small stain to lower spine and portion of front cover, dust wrapper worn with tear at head of spine. Moscow: Planeta, (1971). A very good copy in a very good (-) dust wrapper. Text in Russian, English, Spanish, French, German.
8 x 10", matte-finish, sepia, heavy stock promotional image, from an unknown production, depicting Martini shoulder-up wearing a sombrero and smoking a cigarette. It is our opinion that this image of Martini is most likely from an independent Mexican cinema production, early 1940's. Boldly signed: "To Nat Bier, My Sincere Regards, Nino Martini. Fine Italian operatic tenor and actor who appeared in American films in the 1930's and 1940's.