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[PRESIDENTS]. A fine album containing 27 letters and documents of 27 presidents (from George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); with extra items, see below. Each document tipped or neatly inlaid to a larger sheet within ruled border, bound with engraved portraits, political ephemera and related material, calligraphic title page. Folio (13¼ x 10¾ inches), elaborate blue levant morocco gilt, upper cover gilt-lettered: "Autographs of the Presidents of the United States," with gilt eagle emblem, inlaid blue morocco doublures, silk end pages, top edge gilt, others uncut, by G. Walters, protective case.
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[PRESIDENTS]. A fine album containing 27 letters and documents of 27 presidents (from George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); with extra items, see below. Each document tipped or neatly inlaid to a larger sheet within ruled border, bound with engraved portraits, political ephemera and related material, calligraphic title page. Folio (13¼ x 10¾ inches), elaborate blue levant morocco gilt, upper cover gilt-lettered: "Autographs of the Presidents of the United States," with gilt eagle emblem, inlaid blue morocco doublures, silk end pages, top edge gilt, others uncut, by G. Walters, protective case.

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[PRESIDENTS]. A fine album containing 27 letters and documents of 27 presidents (from George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); with extra items, see below. Each document tipped or neatly inlaid to a larger sheet within ruled border, bound with engraved portraits, political ephemera and related material, calligraphic title page. Folio (13¼ x 10¾ inches), elaborate blue levant morocco gilt, upper cover gilt-lettered: "Autographs of the Presidents of the United States," with gilt eagle emblem, inlaid blue morocco doublures, silk end pages, top edge gilt, others uncut, by G. Walters, protective case.

Contents:

WASHINGTON, George. Engraved document signed ("Go:Washington") as President, countersigned by Timothy Pickering, [Philadelphia], 20 September n.y. 1p., folio, on vellum, engraved portrait and margins removed. A ship's paper for the Brig Mary. -- ADAMS, John. Document accomplished and signed ("John Adams"), Boston, 25 August 1772. 1p., small 4to. A bill for court costs incurred in a lawsuit. -- JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph document signed ("Th Jefferson") as President, Washington, 10 January 1804. 1p., an oblong. A note for payment of fifteen dollars to Mr. Stills. -- MADISON, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Madison") to John, Philadelphia, 21 October 1805. 1p., 4to. re: personal financial matters. -- MONROE, James. Printed document signed ("Jas Monroe") as Secretary of State, Washington, 28 August 1812. 1p., small 4to. Orders to armed vessels of the United States not to stop vessels importing British goods. -- ADAMS, John Quincy. Letter signed ("John Quincy Adams") as Secretary of State, to Robert Campbell, Washington, 25 October 1822. 1p., 4to. Sending instructions and related papers to the Consul in Genoa. -- JACKSON, Andrew. Letter signed ("Andrew Jackson") to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, Nashville, 7 September 1819. 1p., 4to. Reporting on a superior type of gunpowder that he has just received. -- VAN BUREN, Martin. Autograph letter signed ("M. Van Buren") to Mr. Alexander, Lindenwald, 29 September 1855. 1p., 8vo. Noting that his son will not be able to come up until late October. -- HARRISON, William Henry. Autograph letter signed ("Willm. Henry Harrison") to the Cashier of the Bank of the United States, Vincennes, 21 February 1809. 1p., oblong 8vo. Requesting that payment be made to John Brown. -- TYLER, John. Autograph letter signed ("John Tyler") to George Gordon, Sherwood Forest, 12 May 1858. 1p., 8vo. Sending his autograph. -- POLK, James K. Partly printed document signed ("James K. Polk) as President, Washington, 15 July 1846. 1p., 4to. Order to affix the seal to "the remission granted to Henry Govaerts, master of the Belgian Barque Stad Antwerper." -- TAYLOR, Zachary. Endorsement signed ("Z. Taylor") as President, [Washington], 5 June 1850. Authorizing signature on a letter signed of Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing, Washington, 5 June 1850. Authorizing the reduction of the penalty on the bond of the pension agent at Concord. -- FILLMORE, Millard. Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") to Mr. Hills and Humphrey, Buffalo, 21 January 1847. 1p., 4to. Concerning a court case. -- PIERCE, Franklin. Autograph document signed ("Franklin Pierce") as President, Washington, 15 January 1855. 1p., 4to. Pierce authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to continue the sale of Choctaw Orphan lands. -- BUCHANAN, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Buchanan") to Charles Brevet, Washington, 6 May 1845. 1p., 4to. Suggesting that Brevet send letters of recommendation to the President so he can retain his office. -- LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph document, [Springfield], [22 November 1838]. 5 lines on a legal brief, oblong small 4to. A very early example of Lincoln. The future president adds five lines to a legal brief written while a member of the firm Stuart & Lincoln, his first law office. -- JOHNSON, Andrew. Note signed ("Andrew Johnson") as President, Washington, 14 October 1867. 1p., 16mo. Ordering temporary Secretary of War, Ulyyses S. Grant, to reinstate Mr. Hornett. -- GRANT, Ulysses S. Partly printed document signed ("U.S. Grant") as Secretary of War, Washington, 12 September 1867. 1p., 4to. A brevet promotion to William Handy for bravery at the Battle of Fair Oaks. -- HAYES, Rutherford B. Autograph quotation signed ("R.B. Hayes"), Columbus, 2 March 1868. 1p., oblong small 4to. "A close mouth maketh a wise head." -- GARFIELD, James. Autograph telegram signed ("J.a. Garfield") to Colonel Lyford, Washington, 8 February 1875. 1 p., oblong 8vo. Regarding the Centennial Committee. -- ARTHUR, Chester A. Document signed ("C A Arthur"), New York, May 1875. 1p., 4to. A custom's house document. -- CLEVELAND, Grover. Autograph letter signed ("Grover Cleveland") as President, to General Adam Badeau, Washington, 3 December 1887. 1p., 8vo, Executive Mansion stationery. Thanking him for a volume of Grant in Peace. -- HARRISON, Benjamin. Letter signed ("Benj Harrison") to H.M. Teller, Washington, 18 January 1884. 1p., 4to. Requesting census reports. -- MCKINLEY, William. Autograph letter signed ("Wm McKinley Jr") to Jonathan Noble, Secretary of the Interior, Canton, 15 May 1891. 1p., 8vo. Requesting a report on Yellowstone National Park. -- ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") to G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1 February 1897. 1p., 4to. Requesting a copy of Wilderness Hunter be sent to the American Museum of Natural History. -- TAFT, William H. Typed letter signed ("Wm H Taft") to Rudolph Aronson, Cincinnatti, 15 September 1908. 1p., 8vo. Thanking him for birthday wishes. -- WILSON, Woodrow. Typed letter signed ("Woodrow Wilson") to Hamilton Holt, Trenton, 25 April 1911. 1p., 4to. No time for him to write an article.

[With:] ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") as President, to E. Miller, Washington, 13 May 1933. 1 page, 4to, framed with original White House envelope. Thanks for a knitted picture of a ship under sail.-- COOLIDGE, Calvin. Photograph inscribed and signed, n.p., 1923. 11 x 6 7/8 in.. - A collection of autopen letters and White House Christmas Cards from Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, an invitation to the 1981 inauguration and inaugural ball of Ronald Reagan, and a TLS of Barry Goldwater. Together 16 items.
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