Auction 20.05.1994

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Datum der Auktion: 20.05.1994

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ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph letter signed (John Adams") to his...

ADAMS, JOHN, President . Autograph letter signed (John Adams") to his friend and fellow Signer DR. BENJAMIN RUSH of Philadelphia; Quincy, Mass., 3 February 1813. 2 pages, 4to, 250 x 199 mm. (9 7/8 x 7 13/16 in.), a tiny blank corner torn away, otherwise in very fine condition. A SUPERB LETTER

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President . Engraved portrait signed ("John Quincy...

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President . Engraved portrait signed ("John Quincy Adams") after a painting by Asher B. Durand, n.p., n.d. 150 x 105mm. (5 7/8 x 4 1/7in.). A three-quarterìlength portrait, by a skilled but anonymous engraver, with printed caption and artist's name at bottom. Signed by Adams in

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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ALEXANDRA (Aleksandra Fyodorovna, orig . Alix Victoria Helene Louise...

ALEXANDRA (Aleksandra Fyodorovna, orig . Alix Victoria Helene Louise Beatrix), Empress of Russia . Cabinet photograph signed ("Alice of Hesse 1889"), as Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt, n.p., 1889. 167 x 107mm. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4in.) including black mount, mount and verso with imprint of Backhofen

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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ARNOLD, BENEDICT, Major General, Continental Army, traitor . Concluding...

ARNOLD, BENEDICT, Major General, Continental Army, traitor . Concluding portion of an autograph letter signed ("B. Arnold"), a contemporary note explains that the letter was to W. Chipman in St. John's, New Brunswick; from London, 26 March 1796. 8 lines, 1 page, an oblong, 98 x 200mm. (3 3/4 x 8

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Hand-tinted cabinet photograph signed...

ARTHUR, CHESTER A., President. Hand-tinted cabinet photograph signed ("Chester A. Arthur") as President, n.p., n.d. (dated in another hand on verso: "Washington, March 10, 1884"). 202 x 146mm. (8 x 5 3/4in.) including mount. Very fine condition. A shoulder-length portrait, very finely and delicately

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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BROWN, JOHN, Militant abolitionist . Photograph inscribed and signed ("John...

BROWN, JOHN, Militant abolitionist . Photograph inscribed and signed ("John Brown"), an oval studio photograph of a painted portrait of Brown by N.B. Onthank, embossed imprint of "J. B. Heywood," of Boston at bottom of mount. Oval, 268 x 215mm. (10 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.) including original mount, the

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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BUCHANAN, JAMES, President . Autograph letter signed ("Mr. James Buchanan...

BUCHANAN, JAMES, President . Autograph letter signed ("Mr. James Buchanan," in third person) as President, possibly to ex-President Franklin Pierce although it refers only to "Gen. Pierce's Cabinet," n.p. [Washington, D.C.], 5 March 1857. 1/2 page, 8vo, 178 x 126mm. (7 x 4 7/8 in.), tipped at

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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BUCHANAN, JAMES, President. Carte-de-visite photograph signed ("James...

BUCHANAN, JAMES, President. Carte-de-visite photograph signed ("James Buchanan 25 July 1867") by E. & H.T. Anthony of New York (imprint on verso), n.d. 100 x 60mm. (4 x 2 1/2in.) including mount, a light crease extends vertically through the center of the carte-de-visite , but otherwise in very good

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 7.500 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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BYRD, Admiral RICHARD EVELYN. Photograph signed ("R.E. Byrd"), also signed...

BYRD, Admiral RICHARD EVELYN. Photograph signed ("R.E. Byrd"), also signed by 25 members of "High Jump," Byrd's 1946-1947 Antarctic expedition, n.p. [Bay of Whales, Antarctica], n.d. [5 February 1947?]. 205 x 252mm. (8 x 9 7/8in.), verso with presentation inscription from a member of the expedition

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CAMP DAVID ACCORDS]. CARTER, JIMMY, President . Photograph signed by Carter...

CAMP DAVID ACCORDS]. CARTER, JIMMY, President . Photograph signed by Carter (Jimmy Carter"), also signed by ANWAR SADAT, President of Egypt, MENACHEM BEGIN, Prime Minister of Israel and former President GERALD R. FORD, n.p. [Camp David], n.d. [September 1978]. 204 x 253 mm. (8 x 10 in.). A news

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CAPONE, ALPHONSE. ("Al" or "Scarface"). Typed deposition signed four times...

CAPONE, ALPHONSE. ("Al" or "Scarface"). Typed deposition signed four times ("Alphonse Capone"), consisting of a 4-page typescript transcript of Capone's interrogation by police in their investigation of the attempted murder of his former mentor and crime associate John Torrio; Capone's deposition is

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CHURCHILL, Sir WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER. Photograph signed ("Winston S...

CHURCHILL, Sir WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER. Photograph signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), a postcard with printed caption: "Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P.," England: Rotary Photographic Series, n.d. [circa 1909?]. 136 x 87mm. (5 3/8 x 3 7/16in.), verso unused. Signed by Churchill beneath image. A near

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CIVIL WAR]. HUNTER, ROBERT MERCER TALIAFERRO, Secretary of State, C.S.A...

CIVIL WAR]. HUNTER, ROBERT MERCER TALIAFERRO, Secretary of State, C.S.A. Manuscript document signed ("R.M.T. Hunter") as Confederate Secretary of State, Richmond, Va., 23 September 1861. 1 page, folio, 401 x 266mm. (15 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.), integral blank, embossed Confederate seal at lower left, clean

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CIVIL WAR, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM]. A carte-de-visite album containing 93...

CIVIL WAR, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM]. A carte-de-visite album containing 93 carte-de-visite portraits of cabinet members, political figures, military officers, officers and others, ABOUT HALF OF WHICH ARE SIGNED (beneath, on the mounting page, or on the image), n.p., n.d. [1860s]. Mounted two to a page in

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CIVIL WAR, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM]. A carte-de-visite album containing 150...

CIVIL WAR, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM]. A carte-de-visite album containing 150 carte-de-visite portraits of Civil War military figures (Union and Confederate), political figures, actors and other notables of the period, most cartes with imprint of E. & H.T. Anthony of New York, n.p., n.d. [1860-1870s

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CLEVELAND, GROVER, President . Letter signed ("Grover Cleveland") as...

CLEVELAND, GROVER, President . Letter signed ("Grover Cleveland") as President, to Oliver Hoyt of New York, N.Y.; Washington, D.C., 31 July 1885. 1 full page, 4to, 245 x 197mm (9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.), integral blank, on grey "Executive Mansion" stationery, the body of the letter in a clear, strong

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CLEVELAND, GROVER, President . Photograph signed ("Grover Cleveland") as...

CLEVELAND, GROVER, President . Photograph signed ("Grover Cleveland") as President, also signed by Secretary of State THOMAS F. BAYARD, Secretary of the Treasury CHARLES F. FAIRCHILD, Secretary of War WILLIAM F. ENDICOTT, Secretary of the Navy WILLIAM C. WHITNEY, Attorney General AUGUSTUS H

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CODY, WILLIAM F. ("Buffalo Bill"). Postcard photograph signed ("W.F...

CODY, WILLIAM F. ("Buffalo Bill"). Postcard photograph signed ("W.F. Cody"), printed caption "Colonel Cody 'Buffalo Bill,'" no imprint (but a British or empire-printed card), n.p., n.d. 1 page, 135 x 89mm. ( 5 5/16 x 3 1/2 in.), verso unused, almost imperceptible discolorations, minute crack in

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, Major General. Cabinet photograph inscribed and...

CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG, Major General. Cabinet photograph inscribed and signed ("G.A. Custer") by John A. Scholten of St. Louis, Missouri (imprint on verso), n.p., n.d. [about 24 January 1872]. 66 x 108 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.) including mount. Inscribed in an unknown early hand on back: "Property

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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DAVIS, JEFFERSON, President, C.S.A. . Autograph letter signed ("Jefferson...

DAVIS, JEFFERSON, President, C.S.A. . Autograph letter signed ("Jefferson Davis") to Bishop William Mercer Green of Sewanee, Tenn.; Beauvoir, Mississippi, n.d. [probably 7 February 1878]. 6 pages, 8vo, 187 x 128mm. (7 3/4 x 5 in.), consisting of about 500 words. DAVIS'S ACCOUNT OF HIS CAPTURE BY

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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EDISON, THOMAS ALVA, HENRY FORD, HARVEY FIRESTONE and President HERBERT C...

EDISON, THOMAS ALVA, HENRY FORD, HARVEY FIRESTONE and President HERBERT C. HOOVER. Photograph jointly signed ("Thos A Edison," "Henry Ford," Herbert Hoover," "Harvey Firestone"), n.d. [before 1931]. 203 x 255 mm. (8 x 10 1/16 in.), in mat of similar date. A fine joint portrait taken against a

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 5.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter ("Dwight D. Eisenhower" in...

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., President. Typed letter ("Dwight D. Eisenhower" in type at end) extensively revised by Eisenhower in pencil, to Senator Robert A. Taft at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, n.p., n.d. [Minneapolis, 10 June 1953]. Half-page, 4to, slight fold creases , the body of the

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT DAVID, President and RICHARD M. NIXON, Vice-President...

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT DAVID, President and RICHARD M. NIXON, Vice-President . Photograph jointly signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") as President and ("Richard Nixon") as Vice-President, also signed by Eisenhower's cabinet and others including: HENRY CABOT LODGE, HAROLD E. STASSEN, Secretary of State JOHN

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") as...

FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") as President, to Secretary of the Interior A. H. H. Stuart, "Washington City," "Tuesday, 12 1/2 Oclock P.M.," 29 June 1852. 1 page, 4to, 253 x 199mm. (10 x 7 7/8 in.), integral blank, a silk Henry Clay campaign banner (with engraved

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Carte-de-visite photograph signed twice...

FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Carte-de-visite photograph signed twice ("Millard Fillmore") and dated, Buffalo, 22 July 1867. 90 x 61mm. (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.) including mount, faintly creased vertically, otherwise very good. A shoulder-length portrait of the elderly former President. Boldly signed on

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 6.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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FIRST LADIES. Printed card signed by six first ladies: BESS TRUMAN...

FIRST LADIES. Printed card signed by six first ladies: BESS TRUMAN, JACQUELINE KENNEDY, LADY BIRD JOHNSON, ROSALYN CARTER, BETTY FORD and NANCY REAGAN, n.p., n.d. 103 x 154 mm. (4 1/16 x 6 1/16 in.) . A printed card: "I am pleased to comply with your request for an autograph," signed in various inks

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, Signer (Pennsylvania) . Autograph letter signed ("B...

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, Signer (Pennsylvania) . Autograph letter signed ("B. Franklin") to David Hartley, M.P., later British plenopotentiary and signer of the Treaty of Paris (1783), Passy, France, 8 June 1778. 1 page, 4to, 214 x 185mm. (8 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.), a blank strip of integral address leaf cut

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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GARFIELD, JAMES A., President . Autograph letter signed ("J.A. Garfield...

GARFIELD, JAMES A., President . Autograph letter signed ("J.A. Garfield Maj. Gen. Vols.") to "His Excellency Gov[ernor] David] Tod" of Ohio, Hiram, Ohio, 13 November 1863. 1 page, 4to, 247 x 197mm. (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.), integral blank with recipient's docket: "Gen. Garfield... declines on a/c of

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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GEORGE III, King of England. Document signed ("George R."), countersigned...

GEORGE III, King of England. Document signed ("George R."), countersigned by Earl Shelburne (later Prime Minister) and Sir Philip Francis (possibly author of the Letters of Junius) , St. James's [London], 28 November 1766. 1 page, 305 x 415mm. (12 1/16 x 16 3/8 in.), ON PARCHMENT, attractively

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 6.500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994

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GEORGE V, King of England and MARY, Queen of England . Photograph jointly...

GEORGE V, King of England and MARY, Queen of England . Photograph jointly signed ("George R.I.," and "Mary"), n.p., dated 1913 by the King. 184 x 127 mm. (7 1/4 x 5 in.) including mount, imperceptible crease to lower right-hand corner. A sepia-toned photograph taken, the caption notes, at Delhi

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 20.05.1994