[PRESIDENTS] Finely bound collection of Presidential autographs from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt.
Full red morocco by Rivière & Son, the upper cover paneled in gilt and stamped with an eagle over a shield inlaid in red, white and blue, the lower cover gilt stamped with a facsimile of Washington's signature below a stamped and inlaid rendering of his bookplate, the inner covers inlaid with blue morocco and with gilt stamped facsimile signatures of Washington through Coolidge, blue watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt, housed in a red morocco backed slipcase. 12 x 9 inches (31 x 24 cm); with manuscript title page on card "Autographs of The Presidents of the United States of America," followed by the autographs of Presidents Washington through Roosevelt mounted to cards and paired with engraved portraits, all under loose tissue guards, Truman and Eisenhower items laid-in at end. The binding fine, the condition of autographs noted below, a highly attractive presentation.
Comprising: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Large signature on cover addressed to Major General Knox as Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati, fold through first letter; ADAMS, JOHN. Clipped signature "J Adams" in an older, shaky hand; JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Clipped signature; MADISON, JAMES. Franking signature, in an older hand; MONROE, JAMES. Clipped signature with two line closing salutation in his hand; ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Franking signature on cover addressed fully in his older hand; JACKSON, ANDREW. Land grant signed, folded vellum document, 1831, fold affects signature; VAN BUREN, MARTIN. Franking signature; HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY. Clipped signature, repaired; TYLER, JOHN. Franking signature on cover addressed in his hand; POLK, JAMES. Clipped signature with two line closing salutation in his hand; TAYLOR, ZACHARY. Clipped signature as General; FILLMORE, MILLARD. Clipped signature; PIERCE, FRANKLIN. Franking signature, stamp affects signature; BUCHANAN, JAMES. Clipped signature from document dated 1858; LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Clipped signature from a check; JOHNSON, ANDREW. Endorsement signed as President; GRANT, ULYSSES S. Clipped signature as general; HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. Signed card; GARFIELD, JAMES. Franking signature on trimmed cover; ARTHUR, CHESTER A. Signed sheet dated 1884; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Autograph note signed, 1890; HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Clipped signature as senator; McKINLEY, WILLIAM. Signed Executive Mansion card; ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Clipped signature as acting secretary (likely of the Navy); TAFT, WILLIAM H. Clipped signature; WILSON, WOODROW. Clipped signature; HARDING, WARREN G. Typed letter signed as President, 1923; COOLIDGE, CALVIN. Signature on card; HOOVER, HERBERT. Signed White House card; ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed letter signed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1917; and laid-in at end are TRUMAN, HARRY. Typed letter signed as President, 1950; and a typed letter from Dwight Eisenhower, 1956, possibly an autopen example.
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