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American Literary Autographs from Washington Irving to Henry James

Exact reproductions of valuable original manuscripts and fragments from the Pierpont Morgan Library collection—passages from Cooper’s Deerslayer, Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, writings of Whitman, Poe, Howells, O. Henry, many more. Introduction. Transcriptions and commentary. 98 plates.


History of the Free Franking of Mail in the United States

History of the Free Franking of Mail in the United States

A description of free franks, autographed letters, checks and photographs of prominent Americans connected in any way with the executive branch of the United States government.

written by Edward Stern

The American Antiquarian, The First Ten Issues

The American Antiquarian, The First Ten Issues

A Quarterly Journal devoted to the interests of Collectors of Autographs (1870), Reprinted, 1992

American Public Men

American Public Men

A Manual for Autograph Collectors, 1906

The Signature of America by Charles Hamilton Look at Famous Handwriting HBDJ

The Signature of America by Charles Hamilton Look at Famous Handwriting HBDJ

Charles Hamilton is the world´s most famous autograph dealer and auctioneer; this book - and he has turned out one fascinating book after another on the subject of philography. But this latest book - his most controversial yet - goes far beyond collecting.

Embellished with about 1500 illustrations -signatures, letters, documents and original drawings- most of them never before published, this fiery passage through America´s past will give you a dramatic, new insight into our national history and culture.

 

American Autographs

American Autographs

American Autographs: Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War Leaders, Presidents. TWO VOLUMES

A collection of more than 2,000 facsimiles of letters, documents and signatures compiled by the noted expert in the field. This standard and essential reference book has become exceedingly scarce.

War Between the States; Autographs and Biographical Sketches

464 pages of hundreds of facsimile autographs as penned by both southern Rebel and northern Yankee soldiers and statesmen during the U.S. Civil War 1861-1865, along with limited biographies.

 

Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography

The six-volume Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography was published between 1887 and 1889 and was one of the first and most definitive works of its kind published in America. It contains biographical information about thousands of people (some famous, some more obscure) in American history. It was hailed as a valuable source of information for both scholars and students alike.
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve.