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Artists & Authors
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Lot 1300
[Académie royale des Beaux Art]. Document Signed by 40 members of the Academy, certifying that they had received compensation for the month of April 1842, 3 pages, recto and verso, large folio, Paris, April 20, 1842. There is an amazing assemblage of French artists, musicians, and architects, each of whom signed in the left column by his name. Signers include the great classical painter Ingres, as well as Auber, Vernet, Vanteuil, Debret, Blondel, De la Roche, Tardieu, Fontaine, Richomme, Berton, Carafa, and many more. Light soiling and minor edge tears, else fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 1301
French Authors, Playwrights, Actors. A collection of approximately 125 calling cards, mostly unsigned but many with holograph notes, including famous members of the Académie Française. Included are: Henri Bergson, André Maurois, Catulle Mendès, François Mauriac, André Malraux, Edmond de Goncourt, Anatole France, Paul Valéry, Georges Feydeau, Edmond Rostand, Pierre Loti, Paul Claudel, Georges Duhamel, Alphonse Daudet, René Bazin, Marcel Pagnol, Marcel Prévost, Coquelin, and more. Some general toning and soiling. Most are fair to very good.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 1302
[American Academy of Arts and Sciences]. Partly printed Document Signed by the president ("Edward A. Holyoke,") vice president ("John T. Kirkland"), and two secretaries ("John Farrar" and "Josiah Quincy") of the Academy, 1 page, laid paper, oblong folio, Massachusetts, August 14, 1816. Being a certificate of membership issued to Joseph G. Cogswell, a Harvard librarian and bibliographer. The paper and wax seal of the Academy is affixed at bottom center. Some abrasions at top edge, light soiling and minor edge tears, else very good. Kirkland and Quincy would both serve as president of Harvard.
Estimated Value $100 - 200.
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Lot 1303
Kelly, Walt. Original four-panel drawing from the comic strip "Pogo," signed and inscribed in the lower border, "Happy 15th Birthday to David Lewis -- Sincerely -- Walt Kelly." The strip was published December 26, 1967, by The Hall Syndicate, Inc., and shows Pogo discussing with Albert the long underwear Albert is wearing because his aunt gave it to him for Christmas, and whether it is appropriate dress in which to receive a lady. Pogo was a daily comic strip published from 1948 until Kelly's death in 1973. The characters from Okefenokee were extremely popular for the humor and the political and social commentary they expressed. The strip is in fine condition and is matted and framed to 23 x 11 inches. A scarce, original example of one of the century's most important comic strips, signed by its creator.
Estimated Value $650 - 1,250.
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