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Presidential and Celebrity Signatures

Even the most worn and battered copy of a book is deemed valuable when it bears the signature of a president or other celebrity. There is a long tradition of American presidents signing autobiographies, portraits, and official ceremonial documents, and many of them are quite collectible. If you book collection features a section on the Cold War, you would definitely be interested in books or autobiographies signed by American President Ronald Reagan or Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. Further, books inscribed by presidents also carry particular value, as they often contain unique and special messages to the recipient.

Even if a book does not feature a presidential signature of approval, books and ephemera signed or inscribed by celebrities or other notable writers or artists are also highly collectible. Our booksellers have amassed an impressive collection of books signed by painters, athletes, and musicians, and any of these books would add color and diversity to your collection.

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LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two...

LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes

by [ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)] BRONTE, Charlotte

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Used - There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good;
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Hardcover
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1883. Hardcover. There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good; bindings Fine. Complete in seven volumes. Recently rebound in half polished red calf with matching corners and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt-lettered and decorated spines with five raised bands, top edges gilt; illustrated with plates. The first and fourth volumes are SIGNED by the future president and dated 1885 on the front blanks. The second and third volumes have written on the front blanks in the same, unknown hand Christmas 1885 presentations to Christine Griffin Roosevelt, one from C. K. G. and the other from Aunt Lucie. Christine Roosevelt was the wife of William Emlem Roosevelt, first cousin and frequent advisor to President Roosevelt.
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THE FOURTH WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK. PROCEEDINGS AT THE CEREMONY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE...

THE FOURTH WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK. PROCEEDINGS AT THE CEREMONY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AT A JOINT SESSION OF THE CONGRESS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MARCH FOURTH NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE. 76th Congress, 1st Session. House Document No. 212. Inscribed to FDR, Jr.

by ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano

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Used - Text block pulling from covers a bit but still very tight; some spotting to leather. Near Fine in a custom clamshell box
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Text block pulling from covers a bit but still very tight; some spotting to leather. Near Fine in a custom clamshell box. Specially bound in black morocco leather, covers with single-fillet gilt border, front cover gilt-lettered; blue watered silk linings, the front lining centering the Presidential seal stamped in gilt. Illustrated with photos; 47 pages. INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIS SON on the front endpaper: "FDR Jr. from FDR 1939." Included in the text is FDR's address on pages 35-42. One of the scarcest of the Christmas book series, this title has neither a printed nor autograph colophon, and the number of copies made remains unknown. While never achieving the renown of his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. was a successful congressman (1949-1954) who twice ran for governor of New York and who was a close friend and early backer of John F. Kennedy. He later became a successful businessman. Housed in a custom blue silk… Read More
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Dreams From My Father
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Dreams From My Father

by Obama, Barack

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition 1st Printing
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Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York: Times Books, 1995. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaranteed COA). pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG/VG+ condition. The unclipped ( $ 23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear . **Bonus** In addition receive an invitation to his First Inauguration on a 10x12 paper with raised gold seal. Plus both the Time magazine Special Commenmorative Edition of Obama's Inauguration & the 2009 five ties publ. First/First Official Inaugural Book in F/F MINT condition. A terrific set!
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Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and...
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Neilson's Greek Exercise. Abridged and Revised in Syntax, Ellipsis, Dialects, Prosody, and Metaphrasis; To Which is Prefixed, a Concise, but Comprehensive Syntax for the Use of Colleges, Academies and Schools. By the Principals of Baltimore College

by (JEFFERSON, Thomas). NEILSON, William

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Used - Good
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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Baltimore: Printed for the Proprietors by Swain & Matchett, 1809. Hardcover. Good. First American edition (the book was first printed in Edinburgh, 1806). Octavo. pp. viii, 171, [1]. Text in Greek and English. Contemporary full mottled calf, recased and with a 20th Century rebacking in morocco, old red morocco label preserved on the spine, edges worn, good and sound. Thomas Jefferson's copy, with his block initial marks at signature I ("T"), and at signature T ("I"), and with approximately 42 corrections and emendations in his hand in the text over 32 different pages. Most of the corrections amend the spelling of Greek words by crossing out or underlining the improper letter, and inserting in the margin the correct letter. Many of the corrections are to the Greek, but several also correct errors in the English, such as where he has corrected "Ulyssus" to read "Ulysses" by crossing out the "u" and inserting the "e," or inverting "Is it" to "It is" in a declarative sentence. All the corrections are… Read More
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Far Above Cayuga's Waters:  Mr. President at Cornell [Twice Signed By President Harry S. Truman]
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Far Above Cayuga's Waters: Mr. President at Cornell [Twice Signed By President Harry S. Truman]

by [Harry Truman]

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Chanute, Kansas
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N/P: N/P, 1960. First Edition . Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Presentation volume given to then university president Deane Waldo Malott; Red, polished, Moroccan leather, with gilt stamp lettering and embossed university seal on top cover; Flat signed by president Harry Truman on title page; Short inscription by the president on blank front free end page that reads in full "Have a great day for me! / Harry Truman."; Also on blank front free end page is a presentation inscription to university President Mallott, with individual signatures of all four members of the Executive Board of Student Government (Sam W. Buchanan; Alan D. Jacobs; Jonathan R. Steinkey (?); Richard S. Ewing); Following title page are 22 leaves of stiff, heavy gage, paper, with 50 photographs affixed; Volume remains in Very Good condition, showing a little rubbing of leather at foot of spine and just a little spine lean; Corners are very lightly bumped, and there are a vew very light scuffs in leather covers; The… Read More
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a 21-WORD HOLOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT

TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with a 21-WORD HOLOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT

by KENNEDY, John F

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Used - Fine, attractively framed
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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Washington DC, 21 May 1953. Framed Letter. Fine, attractively framed. On 8-1/2" x 11" United States Senate stationery to John Keegan thanking him for his views "concerning the security test for federal employees" and promising to consider them "should legislation be brought before the Senate." SIGNED at the conclusion with the following 21 words added in Kennedy's hand: "I am having a study made of the new program at the present time and shall bear in mind your comment." The last 3 words are on the other side of the paper. Attractively framed to an overall size of 18" x 18" with a small portrait of Kennedy and allowing both sides of the letter to be viewed. If you care, and you shouldn't, this piece comes with a PSA/DNA COA that the previous owner purchased for $200.
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The Strenuous Life.
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The Strenuous Life.

by Roosevelt, Theodore.

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Used
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Hardcover
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Concord, California
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NY, The Century Co., 1903, early edition.. Brown cloth with leather label, TEG, includes essays and addresses, with frontispiece photo portrait of Roosevelt, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered the originator of the fund-raising campaign, he was widely regarded as one of the country's foremost philanthropic fund raisers, conducting the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s, laid in loosely is one of Pierce's business cards as General Secretary of the Washington, D. C. YMCA. Minor wear, else about fine.
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BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising Hunting Trips of a Ranchman...

BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES AND ON THE GREAT PLAINS: Comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and "The Wilderness Hunter."

by ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)

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Used - Mild sunning to the spine. A beautifully bound copy in Fine condition
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First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. A beautifully bound copy in Fine condition. Frederick Remington; A. B. Frost; J. Carter Beard; and others. Thick quarto (8" x 11") bound by Bennett in 3/4 brown morocco leather with gilt rules, five raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine with gilt elk decorations, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Copy #118 of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author below the frontispiece portrait of him standing proudly in his Rough Rider uniform. Comprises two earlier books, HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN and THE WILDERNESS HUNTER. With 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, and others.
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Autograph letter signed Bellini to Count Rodolphe Apponyi

Autograph letter signed "Bellini" to Count Rodolphe Apponyi

by BELLINI, Vincenzo 1801-1835

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2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Monday morning. Postmarked [?]January 12, 1835. With "Weynen Superfin" blindstamped to upper portions of leaves. Integral address panel with the recipient's name and the address of the Austrian Embassy in Paris to final page. With fully intact red wax seal. In Italian and French (with translation). Bellini tries to secure the Count a place at the première of his latest opera and invites the Count's wife to one of its dress rehearsals. "... I met your cousin at Madame Graham's and I begged him to tell you that I had gone to the Bureau des Italiens to try to grant your wish ... therefore, if the day of the first performance falls on a day when the halls are occupied almost entirely by subscribers, you'll get priority ... Tell [the Countess] I am sorry I am not yet able to leave my desk, since I'm always working on the opera. I hope she will want to honor me by coming to some dress rehearsal, to give me advice with her delicate musical taste ... " Slightly worn… Read More
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RISALA 'AAN AS SOUDAN (REPORT ON THE SUDAN), SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR, PRESEDENT...
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RISALA 'AAN AS SOUDAN (REPORT ON THE SUDAN), SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR, PRESEDENT NAGUIB.

by MUHAMMAD NAGUIB (FIRST PRESEDENT OF EGYPT)

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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Cairo: The government press, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. PRIVATELY BOUND AS PRESENTATION COPY IN 29-5-1954, TO "OUR SON MR. ABDUL HAMID IBRAHIM ABD UR RAHMAN", FROM GENERAL MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. FRONTIS OF M. NAGUIB SIGNING THE TREATY OF SUDAN 12 FEB. 1953. TITLE PAGE WITH MANUSCRIPT DEDICATION, SIGNED BY M. NAGUIB, THE FIRST PRESEDENT OF EGYPT AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF 1952. FRONTIS OF M. NAGUIB WHEN HE WAS IN KHARTUM IN 1921, IN HIS MILITARY UNIFORM. ERRATA, PREFACE BY AHMAD ATIYYATULLAH, 96PP OF ARABIC TEXT, WITH 7 FINE PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES, AND 1 PLAN. 1 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE OF GENERAL M. NAGUIB (PRESEDENT) IN 20-2-1954. THE BRITISH POLICY AND OCCUPATION IN SUDAN AND THE QUESTION OF SEPARATING DARFUR. ONE OF FOUR BOOKS BY PRESEDENT MUHAMMAD NAGUIB. SCARCE SIGNED COPY..
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Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf  SIGNED
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Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED

by Hogan, Ben (w Herbert Warren Wind)

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Used
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Presumed First printing
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Hardcover
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Nashville, Tennessee
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New York: A.S. Barnes, 1957. Presumed First printing. HC w DJ. PC Good+/Good. SIGNED BY ARNOLD PALMER & JACK NICKLAUS. Presumed 1st/1st (Barnes was notoriously inconsistent on printing statements, and did not explicitly state first editions). Cream & green quarter cloth, shelfwear, scuffs/marks with some soiling to boards, fraying corners. Autographed FFEP (signed to verso & recto) was torn out, folded, creased, and poorly taped in, otherwise unmarked, binding sound. Clipped DJ heavily edgeworn w nicks/chips, open tears, some soiling, now in Brodart. Illustrations by Anthony Ravielli. This is a very rare, utterly unique copy signed by two of the game's all-time greatest golfers and ambassadors. PLEASE NOTE: We are happy to provide photos. Please contact us for any specific requests. BUYING AND SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS FROM HISTORIC EAST NASHVILLE SINCE 2012.
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La grande danse macabre des hommes et des femmes, historiée & renouvellée de vieux Gaulois, en...
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76 pp.18th-century French chapbook edition of one of the most popular picture books in Europe since the Middle Ages. It depicts two Dances of Death: first the Dance of Death of men of all ranks and professions, followed by the Dance of Death of women of various ranks and stations in life. These Dances of Death were meant to remind people that everybody was mortal however powerful in life, and to warn people to be prepared to die at any moment.Browned throughout, some occasional foxing and a small piece torn from the margin of page 19, not affecting text or illustration. Overall a good copy.l Oberlé, La Bibl. Bleue, 1; Nisard II, p. 284: "Le plus beau des livres de la Bibliothèque Bleue".
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Confidential Typed Letter Signed by WINSTON CHURCHILL
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"Confidential" Typed Letter Signed by WINSTON CHURCHILL: with handwritten additions by Churchill.

by Winston Churchill

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CHURCHILL "BUYS" BALFOUR A CAR!CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. "Confidential" typed letter signed by "Winston S. Churchill" as Chancellor of the Exchequer, with the name of the recipient "Bran" and part of the date "13" handwritten by Churchill.One page with the blind-stamped stationery "Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W.," dated August 13, 1928. 4to.The letter concerns funds that Churchill raised to purchase a car and cover living expenses for former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour: "The subscription list is the Balfour Testimonial Fund being now closed. I feel that you, who so kindly subscribed to that fund, will like to know how much was subscribed and to what purpose it has been put. The total amount received from members of both Houses of Parliament was £4,918.6.6. [~$450,000 in 2021] The car has been paid for and the balance has been handed to Lord Balfour to be used for his personal benefit in any way he may think fit. I may add that I have received from him a letter expressing his grateful thanks to the… Read More
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A HISTORY

by NICOLAY HAY

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Used - Good
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First
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Hardcover
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E. Millstone, New Jersey
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There thosands of book on the life of Abraham Lincoln. This ten volumes are RARE AND HISTORICAL. "This has full and Authorized Record of his Private life and Public career. By his two private secretaries. John G. Nicolay and John Hay. With the assistance of Robert Todd Lincoln and the private papers and manuscripts in his possession."Rare Photographs, Maps, Private and Official Papers in Facsimilie.
The ten volumes are in very good shape. Vol. 6 has a slight tare on the top of the spine. The insie papes are all in good condition. This collection is a treasue of American History.
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Large Collection of Broadway and Hollywood  Publicity Photographs
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Large Collection of Broadway and Hollywood Publicity Photographs

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  • Fine
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Used - Fine
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Paperback
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Bloomington, Indiana
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New York and Hollywood: Late 1970s - Early 2000s A large collection of 303 Broadway and Hollywood publicity photographs, all but one ot two SIGNED or SIGNED AND INSCRIBED, along with 4 SIGNED ALS and one SIGNED playbill. Protected in plastic sleeves inside two ring binders. Accumulated mostly from the late 1970s to early 2000s by Jeffrey Nelson, a high school teacher and regional National Public Radio film and theater critic from Champaign, Illinois. Almost all are Fine, or else Near Fine, and are mostly 8" x 10" black and whites, with some color photos. The majority are photographs for Tony Award nominees and winners. The list of stars represented is breathtaking, including Rex Harrison, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, John Lithgow, Laureen Bacall, John Malkovich, Richard Pryor, Nathan Lane, James Earl Jones, Julie Andrews, Twiggy, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, James Corden, Bo Derek, Carol Burnett, Henry and Jane Fonda, and hundreds more. . Binder. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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