Autograph album containing over 30 autographs by mostly early 20th-century notables, many signatures on small cards, most mounted or written three to a page on recto and verso. Last half of leaves blank. Kept by Jessica Bruce of Syracuse, NY, sister-in-la various places. Small 4to, morocco, moderately worn; all edges gilt.
$ 26,345 / 25.000 €
Nikola Tesla. Signature on a visiting card, mounted to page. 2x3 inches • Thomas A. Edison. Signature on a visiting card, mounted to page. 2x3 inches • Andrew Carnegie. ANS, written alone on a page with blank verso: "The best wish I can wish you my boy is that you may prove such a man as your grand, grandfather, a man whom I esteem myself most happy that I can call my counsellor and friend." New York, 15 November 1901 • J.P. Morgan. Signature and date, written at upper edge of page: "J.PierpontMorgan / Aix les Bains / May 10 1902" • Julia Ward Howe.
AQS: "'Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming / of the Lord,'" on a slip of paper mounted alone on a page. 1/2 page, oblong 8vo. Np, November 1903 • Theodore Roosevelt. Signature, as President, on a White House card, mounted to page. 2 3/4x4 1/4 inches • William McKinley. Signature, as President, on a White House card, mounted to page. 2 3/4x4 1/4 inches • Grover Cleveland. Signature on a small card, mounted to page. 2 1/2x3 1/2 inches • Alexander Graham Bell. Clipped Signature, mounted to page. 3/4x4 inches • Ernest Rutherford. Signature, "E Rutherford," on a small card, mounted to page. 2 1/4x3 inches • Robert Louis Stevenson. Clipped Signature, mounted to a page. 3/4x3 1/4 inches • Samuel Pierpont Langley. Signature, "SPLangley," on a small card, mounted to page. 2x3 inches • Alexander Agassiz. Signature, "A. Agassiz," on a small card, mounted to page. 2x3 inches • Albert Bierstadt. Signature, "ABierstadt," on a small card, mounted to page. 2x3 1/4 inches • Adelina Patti. AQS: "A beautiful voice is / the gift of God. / Adelina Patti / Baroness Lederström," written alone on a page. Rome, 19 February 1902 • Horace Greeley. ALS, to D.H. Ronce, promising to lecture on temperance. 1 page, 8vo; mounted to page. New York, 31 December 1870 • John A. Dix. ALS, to D.H. Ronce, thanking for the gift of a coin. 2 pages, 8vo; hinged to page. New York, 15 April 1875 • Booker T. Washington. Clipped portion of a TLS, including only closing, mounted to page. 1 1/2x5 1/4 inches. [1902?] • Daniel Webster. Clipped Signature, "Dan'lWebster / U.S. Senate," on a slip of paper, mounted to page. 1x3 1/4 inches • Winston Churchill (American novelist, 1871-1947) • others..