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Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 433
Dulles, Allen W (1893-1969) Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1953-61); he resigned following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Black and white Photograph Signed and dated, "Allen W. Dulles April 18, 1953," as director of the CIA. Dulles is pictured behind his desk, a phone in his right hand and his pipe in his left. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Lot 434
Early Philadelphia Jurist Collection. A unique early Philadelphia jurist collection consisting of original 18th and early 19th century prominent Philadelphia jurist letters, plus a large collection of etchings and engravings of the persons represented in these letters, plus the original pages from a book by Horace Binney entitled The Leaders of the Old Bar of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: Sherman & Son, 1859). The collection also includes a statement that the pages of the book--(8¼ x 5¼ in. inlaid to 15½ x 12¼ sheets) was a presentation copy autographed on the front cover page by Horace Binney to Dr. Joseph Carson, the father of Hampton L. Carson, who put this collection of documents, engravings together with the book presentation.

The collection consists of the actual, original letters which were used as source material in the printing of the book. This includes approximately 50 autograph letters and documents signed by famous Pennsylvania 18th - 19th century jurists such as Horace Binney, A.J. Dallas, Thomas Dawes, Jr., Samuel Dexter, Thomos Duncan, Jared Ingersoll, Charles Pettit, Albert Rosenthall, Edward and William Tilghman, and Bushrod Washington. Also included is a substantial collection of original engravings and portraits of the gentlemen named in the book. Further represented are outstanding portraits of Edward Shippin (Chief Justice of Pennsylvania), William Rawle (descendant of the Rawle family who arrived with William Penn in 1682), and Albert Gallatin (first Treasurer of the United States). Also, a wonderful 12 x 8½ in. 18th century portrait engraving of Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean, engraved by David Edwin from an original picture by Gilbert Stuart.

This outstanding and certainly unique collection deserves the attention of anyone interested in the history of law during the Federal Period of our country. Serious inspection is recommended.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 435
Hays, Will H (1879-1954) American lawyer and politician; president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America; instituted the Production Code for motion pictures (1930). Photograph Signed, "Sincerely yours, Will H. Hays," in lower border, no place, no date, 6½ x 7¼ inches. The MPPDA became know as the Hays Office because of Hays' efforts on behalf of film censorship.
Estimated Value $50 - 75.
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Lot 436
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Lot 437
Stone, Harlan F (1872-1946) Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Photograph Inscribed and Signed, "To Irving B. Goldsmith Esq with good wishes Harlan F. Stone Mar 6 - 1930," as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1925-41), 10½ x 7¼ inches. Photograph by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. An attractive three-quarter portrait of the future Chief Justice (1941-46), boldly inscribed and signed in the lower border. A couple of small smudges in the left margin, else Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Lot 438
Two Special Prosecutors and A Judge (1) Samuel Seabury, headed investigation into corrupt New York City politics, bringing about the decline of the Tammany Society and the resignation of Mayor James Walker. Autograph Letter Signed, New York, Jan. 8, 1934, 8½ x 6½ in., sending an autograph to an admirer; also, a signed 2½ x 3½ in. card. (2) Rudolph Halley, chief counsel for the U.S. Senate-Estes Kefauver Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. Autograph Letter Signed, on "Independent Citizens' Committee For The Election Of Rudolph Halley" letterhead, New York, October 16, 1951, 11 x 8 in., discussing the need to protect citizens from bodily harm and death, whether from the underworld or the Police Department; also, the need to eliminate discrimination, etc. (3) Lawrence H. Cooke, chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 4 x 6 in. Card Signed and dated ("Feb. 22, 1980"). Fine. (4 items).
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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