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Washington: 1814. Outstanding and historically important autographed letter signed -- an immediate and first-hand account of the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry on the morning of Nov. 23, 1814 while serving in office. 3 pages each measuring 10.25 x 8.25 inches, Washington D.C. Written to Col. James T. Austin, Gerry's favorite son in law, in part: "...It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your late most excellent father in law, my much esteemed friend.....
New York: 1949. 1 page, 8 x 6 inches, New York, April 14, 1949. Written by the theatrical costume designer, thanking the recipient for his condolences on the death of her husband, in part: "...It is an incredible and almost unbearable sorrow, but somewhere strength will come to us to bear it. He had a remarkably happy and harmonious life." Accompanied by the original postmarked envelope. Near fine.
1937. Authentically signed acknowledgement of bereavement card, 4.25" x3", engraved with the printed message: "Your kind expressions of sympathy are gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated", boldly signed "Alexis Jean Fournier- To my dear Gail & Larrino." *Verso of this card is dated Feb. 3, 1937, just weeks after the death of Fournier's second wife. Excellent condition. American artist best remembered for his naturalistic paintings of Minneapolis and St. Paul landmarks. In 1903 he moved to East Aurora, New York and.....
London: Elliot Stock, 1924. with 67 black and white illustrations from original photographs by the author. 112 pages, slim 4to, gilt stamped forest green cloth (only light wear. Previous owner's plate and description on front attached endpaper, offsetting onto free endpapers). A very good(+) copy. Revised and enlarged edition.
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834. Fore-Edge painting of city view. 12mo, 325 pages, full burgundy morocco, gilt decorated spine and covers, all edges gilt. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1834. Very good (+). Front endpaper, title page, and dedication page a bit ragged. Previous bookseller's plates on front and back endpapers.
Prague: Council of Jewish Communities, 1980. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs and a fold-out map. 32 pages of text, slim 4to, white cloth, dust wrapper (rubbed at the corners; torn on the back). Prague: Council of Jewish Communities, no date. Circa 1980. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.