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    Nineteenth Century Autograph Book Signed by Statesmen, Missionaries, and Other Notables, 7" x 9". This impressive collection contains the autographs of statesmen such as Millard Fillmore, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, James Garfield, Nathaniel P. Banks, Jefferson Davis, and many more. Signatures by notables and missionaries include Samuel F. B. Morse, Henry Ward Beecher, William Nast, Robert M. Mateer, Edwin E. Bliss, W. F. Williams, G. W. Coan, George T. Washington, Charles S. Robinson, Nathaniel West, and more. Some signatures are cut and affixed to book leaves; others are part of letters, which are also affixed to book leaves. Some signatures are signed directly on the leaves of the autograph book. Also included is a 3" conifer twig with needles from the grave of Patrick Henry with a note of provenance signed by the son of Patrick Henry, Edward Henry, dated November 1860. The autograph book has original gilt-stamped boards. Front free endpaper is unbound. Partially perished spine. Fair condition.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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