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Lot 1038

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Description:
Superb bound collection of signatures and signed pieces by Presidents of the United States, every president from George Washington to Herbert Hoover being represented. The collection is housed in a red leather 9.5 x 12 in. book adorned with gilt trim, title, raised hubs and the original owner's name on the spine. It was assembled by famous Boston autograph and book dealer Charles E. Goodspeed in 1907. All of the autographs through Taft are expertly inset into or mounted upon a larger page, preceded by a period, high quality engraving. They include: GEORGE WASHINGTON, signature cut from a document, likely as president; JOHN ADAMS, full signature; THOMAS JEFFERSON, signature cut from a document, likely as president; JAMES MADISON, signature cut from a document, likely as president; JAMES MONROE, franking signature cut from an envelope, as Secretary of State; JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, full signature; ANDREW JACKSON, signature closely-cut from a document, likely as president; MARTIN VAN BUREN, signature cut from a document; WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, signature cut from a document, identical to that used while president; JOHN TYLER, full signature cut from a letter; JAMES K. POLK, full signature; ZACHARY TAYLOR, signature AS PRESIDENT, cut from a document; MILLARD FILLMORE, full signature on a card, Washington, March 2, 1855; FRANKLIN PIERCE, subscription and full signature, Concord, Oct. 17, 1860; JAMES BUCHANAN, subscription and full signature; ABRAHAM LINCOLN, full signature cut from a document, undoubtedly as president; ANDREW JOHNSON, front panel of a holograph envelope addressed and franked by Johnson while a congressmen; ULYSSES S. GRANT, signature as president on a card dated Aug. 31, 1874; RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, full signature on a card, Aug. 13, 1888; JAMES A GARFIELD, franking signature as a congressman, cut from an envelope; CHESTER A. ARTHUR, manuscript L.S. on Vice Presidential letterhead, 1p. 5 x 5 in., July 22, 1881, thanks a man for his letter; GROVER CLEVELAND, signature as President on a White House card; BENJAMIN HARRISON, signed White House engraving; WILLIAM MCKINLEY, signature as President on a White House card; and THEODORE ROOSEVELT, cut signature, 'T. Roosevelt'. Following the publication of the book, subsequent owners added White House cards signed by WILLIAM H. TAFT, WOODROW WILSON, WARREN G. HARDING, CALVIN COOLIDGE, and HERBERT HOOVER. No autographs are back-to-back. Front cover is cleanly detached.

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Chesapeake City, MD, US

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$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
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$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
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