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Hartnell, Norman
NORMAN HARTNELL A scarce, original Paul Tanqueray 6 ¼ X 8 ¼ signed photograph of the English designer and Court dressmaker to Elizabeth II. [ref:2428]
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Henie, Sonja
An uncommon letter, on Center Theatre, The Rockefeller Center Playhouse stationery, signed, October 8, 1940, by the Norwegian-born, 3-time Olympic gold medal winner and star of many entertaining films. "I want you to be my guest at the opening of ‘It Happens On Ice’, my new Ice Show, at the Center Theatre.....Arthur Wirtz and I have assembled a cast of wonderful skaters. Joe Cook is at his funniest, Norman Bel Geddes has outdone himself in the settings and costumes..." l page, 4to. [ref:3315]
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Judaica
[Judaica]. Teddy Kollek An attractive letter signed, March 6, 1983, by the colorful Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. To German-born American writer Frederic V. Grunfeld, author of a definitive biography of Rodin and the much acclaimed book Prohets Without Honour: A Background to Freud, Kafka, Einstein and Their World. Grunfeld enlists the Mayor's help in spending time in Jerusalem at the Mishkenot Sha'ananim guesthouse. "While I did not have the opportunity to read your book (Jerusalem's daily needs leave little time for anything else), I did hear a great deal about it from various friends." "I was delighted to learn that you are interested in spending some time in Jerusalem at our Mishkenot Sh'ananim guesthouse. Because of the very limited amount of space (nine apartments) and the great demand, all applications are brought before a special Committee...I would be happy to submit this to the committee with my warm recommendations." 1 page, 4to. Accompanied by 5 items of collateral correspondence, indicating Grunfeld's acceptance. The collection: [ref:4759]
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KALAKAUA
DAVID KALAKAUA A scarce M. Dixon of Honolulu 4 x 6 ¼ cabinet photograph signed Kalakaua by the last male monarch of the Hawaiian Island; he ruled from 1875-91. [ref:6526]
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KEYNES, JOHN MAYNARD
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES A typed letter, 46, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, signed J.M. Keynes, February 21, 1937, by the British economist, one of the great economists of the Twentieth Century who was one of the founders of macroeconomics. Here, Keynes acts as a patron of the arts which was a passion of his. To Leon M. Lion, "Perhaps you will have seen that we are bringing our productions of the Misanthrope to the Ambassadors. I hope you will be able to see it. Let me know if I can send you tickets for one evening." Moliere's The Misanthrope debuted as a double bill with Frederick Ashton's ballet Harlequin in the Street on March 12, 1937. The ballet featured former Diaghilev ballerina, Lydia Lopokova, who was married to Keynes. Framed in dark brown mattings in a beaded gilt molding with a lifelike photograph of Keynes. 19 x 14 ½. [ref:6683]
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KOLLECK, TEDDY
[JUDAICA] TEDDY KOLLECK. An attractive letter signed, March 6, 1983, by the colorful Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. To German-born American writer Frederic V. Grunfeld, author of a definitive biography of Rodin and the much acclaimed book Prophets Without Honor: A Background to Freud, Kafka, Einstein and Their World. Grunfeld enlists the Mayor's help in spending time in Jerusalem at the Mishkenot Sha'ananim guesthouse. "While I did not have the opportunity to read your book (Jerusalem's daily needs leave little time for anything else), I did hear a great deal about it from various friends." "I was delighted to learn that you are interested in spending some time in Jerusalem at our Mishkenot Sh'ananim guesthouse. Because of the very limited amount of space (nine apartments) and the great demand, all applications are brought before a special Committee...I would be happy to submit this to the committee with my warm recommendations." 1 page, 4to. Accompanied by 5 items of collateral correspondence, indicating Grunfeld's was seeking a reduced rate. The collection: [ref:7060]
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LAFAYETTE
THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE An early Revolutionary circular dated, in print, Paris, February 5, 1790, by the French nobleman who served the cause of liberty both in the American Revolution and then the French Revolution. The statement, signed by Lafayette at the conclusion, was obviously intended as a reply to all petitions regarding Louis XVI's acceptance of The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a document authored in part by Lafayette, who was made Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard and charged with custody of the King. "I prize your kindness and your letters so highly that I cannot but rejoice with you about the King's decision to consolidate our Liberty and to deny any attempt against his people and himself as well as to make public his sentiments and his principles. I am happy to note that this declaration will have a salutary influence on the pledge of public order. Only by assuring obedience to the Decrees of the Assembly, the upholding of the laws and the essential collection of Taxes of the State will we reaffirm our beautiful Constitution of which the King desires to be the most zealous defender." Accompanied by a petition to Lafayette by unnamed committee. The circular itself has notations at the top: "Received February 11, 1790. Answered the 12th." The signed document is framed in dark green and garnet, with a 5 x 7 ½ engraved portrait of the General, in beaded gilt and wood-paneled molding. The petition is attached on the reverse Overall size: 19 ½ x 14 ½. [ref:6690]
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Lafayette
THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE. An autograph letter signed Lafayette, La Grange, March 9, 1814. Just days before the Emperor Napoleon's first exile to Elba, the American and French aristocratic patriot writes to a colleague, "I thank you for your thoughtfulness, dear friend and colleague, in sending me your excellent thoughts. They could not have been sent to anybody who values them more or to another old friend who feels more attached to you. I was particularly happy to see your just assessment of the Consitutional Assembly's respect for the freedom of the Press. We have had enough hard things said about us to deserve that compliment." "Recently I received a newsletter containing two speeches by my old colleagues and one by a young friend of mine which seemed to me well put together. It is important that the principles of liberty be defended at each turn by the true prophets, because the miracle of Balaam could well be short-lived. The other day I went to Paris for dinner, but I will go there for another short trip on April 1 and plan to use the occasion to renew my old and constant friendship with you." 1 page, 8vo. The Constitutional Assembly of 1814 restored the Bourbon monarchy under Louis XVIII. "The miracle of Balaam" is a biblical reference to an Old Testament prophet who, at one point, could not see the angel of God, even though his donkey could. [ref:5605]
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Lang, Cosmo Gordon, Archbishop of Canterbury
COSMO GORDON LANG, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. A one-page 8vo card with the printed greeting "With the Archbishop of Canterbury's Compliments" signed Cosmo Cantuary [Latin for Canterbury], Lambeth Palace, January 10, 1931 by the religious leader of the Anglican faith. He led England through the Edward VIII Abdication crisis; his last official act in 1942 was to confirm then-Princess Elizabeth. [ref:6099]
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Leadbetter, C.W.
C.W. LEADBETTER. An autograph letter signed, June 1, 1912, British Consulate, Palermo, Sicily, by the Anglican clergyman, prominent figure in the Theosophical Society, who wrote extensively on the occult. Here to Clifford Best, Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras, India. "Thanks…for the copies of my portrait. I think it looks very well, and does you great credit. It was only a snapshot---quite an amateur affair---but you have made it into a really good portrait…By all means let the copyright be reserved for the Theosophist Office…I think it a great improvement on those old Dutch portraits, taken in 1899, which they have been supplying." 1 page, oblong 4to. With a 4 x 5 ¼ image-size photograph signed on the 6 x 9 lower margin of the matting; the photo has suffered a large nick in the upper right corner, away from the image and signature. [ref:5517]
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