[PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES]. An album of 27 letters and documents of 27 Presidents, from Washington to Woodrow Wilson. Each item tipped to a large sheet within ruled border, bound with inlaid engraved portraits of each President. Folio, 11 x 14 in., elaborate red levant morocco gilt, cover with inlaid interlacing borders of blue morocco and gilt tooling, upper cover gilt-lettered: "Autographs of the Presidents of the United States...1789-1917," with gilt eagle emblem, top edge gilt, others uncut, inlaid blue morocco doublures, watered silk endpages, by Macdonald, protective case (spine a trifle darkened).
WASHINGTON, George. Document signed ("G. Washington") as General and Commander-in-Chief, 7 August 1786. 1 page, small folio. Receipt of payment. -- ADAMS, John. Document signed ("John Adams") as President, 2 April 1800. Folio, parchment. Land grant to Joseph Higbee for 4000 acres. -- JEFFERSON, Thomas. Letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") as Sec. of State, to the President of Pennsylvania, 17 June 1790. 1 page, 4to, neat repair to fold. An official circular letter transmitting Congressional resolutions including arrears of pay due to Virginia and North Carolina troops, and a "Resolution for the publication of treaties made...under the authority of the United States." -- MADISON, James. Document signed ("James Madison") as Sec. of State, countersigned by President Jefferson, 17 May 1802. Folio, on parchment. Land grant to Jonathan Eddy, 321 acres. -- MONROE, James. Engraved document signed ("James Monroe") as President, countersigned by J. Q. Adams as Sec, of State, 15 April 1824. Folio, on parchment. Ship's passport. -- ADAMS, John Quincy. Document signed ("J.Q. Adams") as President, 10 November 1827. Oblong folio, on parchment. Land grant to John P. Thompson for 80 acres in Mississippi. -- JACKSON, Andrew. Document signed ("Andrew Jackson") as President, 23 June 1835. Folio. Two-column section from a four-language ship's papers. -- VAN BUREN, Martin. Autograph letter signed ("Martin Van Buren") n.d. 1 page, 8vo. Letter of introduction. -- HARRISON, William Henry. Document signed ("W.H. Harrison"), 13 April 1814. 1 page, 4to. Payment for army supplies. -- TYLER, John. Autograph letter signed ("John Tyler") as President, to F. Granger, Postmaster General, . 1 page, 8vo, black border. Requesting "papers [from] the last administration in connection with the P.M. at Providence." -- POLK, James K. Engraved document signed ("James K. Polk") as President, 30 June 1846. Folio. A military appointment. -- TAYLOR, Zachary. Document signed ("Z. Taylor") as President, 14 July 1849. Folio, paper seal. A military appointment. -- FILLMORE, Millard. Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") to H.C. Day, 27 April 1848. 1 page, 4to. Personal financial matters. -- PIERCE, Franklin. Document signed ("Franklin Pierce") as President, 14 December 1855. Large 4to. Order to affix the seal. -- BUCHANAN, James. Note signed ("James Buchanan"), 11 December 1861. 1 page, 8vo. Complying with an request for an autograph. -- LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as President, 20 August 1862. Folio. Appointment of William J. Wainwright as a tax collector in Philadelphia. -- JOHNSON, Andrew. Document signed ("Andrew Johnson") as President, 22 April 1865. Folio. Appointment of William M. Dorr as Dep. Postmaster in New York. -- GRANT, Ulysses S. Signature ("U.S. Grant"), . On a card, mounted. Commemorative card for "Eleventh Annual Dinner" to celebrate Lincoln's 73rd Birthday. -- HAYES, Rutherford B. Autograph letter signed, 21 April 1886. 1 page, 4to. -- Sending copies of "Proceedings at our unveiling." -- GARFIELD, James A. Autograph note signed, n.d. 1 page, 4to, telegraph stationery. "Forgot the number and street where you are. Sorry." -- ARTHUR, Chester A. Document signed, May 1875. 1 page, 4to. Customs document for collection on cigars. -- CLEVELAND, Grover. Typed letter signed, 20 February 1904. 1 page, 4to. Stating he is unable to contribute "anything worthy of a place in your contemplated volumn." -- HARRISON, Benjamin. Document signed, as President, 17 August 1889. 1 page, 4to. Order to affix the seal. -- MCKINLEY, William. Typed letter signed, 8 June 1896. 1 page, 4to. Acknowledging a letter. -- ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Typed letter signed, n.d. 1 page, 4to. Declining an invitation. -- TAFT, William H. Typed letter signed, 2 April 1891. 1 page, 4to, Dept. of Justice stationery. Sending "twenty copies of the return of Judge Bugbee in the Sayward case." -- WILSON, Woodrow. Ttped letter signed, 13 February 1907. 1 page, 4to, Princeton Univ. stationery. "...in picking out a few 'greatest' figures in American history, one would...commit the error of picking out the most conspicuous." And: WILSON. Portion of document signed, 14 January 1916, as President, countersigned by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy.