WWII ‘Great Escape’ POW Diary & 175 GREAT Autographs in Art, History, Literature, Music & Science
The “no buyers premium” auction will feature 175 original, unique and authentic signed letters, manuscripts, documents, books, menus, and photographs from such luminaries as Bolivar, Borges, Churchill, Earhart, Edison, Einstein, Hawthorne, JFK, Lindbergh, Toussaint Louverture, and Turgenev. Highlights include a rare, richly illustrated WWII “Great Escape” diary owned by an RAF officer imprisoned inside the infamous Stalag Luft III POW camp; a rare, handwritten letter by enigmatic WWI spy Mata Hari; a marriage contract signed by Napoleon and Josephine; an 18-page, gold printed menu in French and Farsi for the Shah of Iran’s lavish banquet celebrating the 2,500 year anniversary of the Iranian Empire’s founding—the most expensive dinner in history; a typescript about Mark Twain by Franklin Roosevelt with the president’s handwritten corrections; a complete, 7-page music manuscript for I’m Just Wild About Harry written out by composer Eubie Blake; a magnificent suite of oversized photographs inscribed to America’s premier piano manufacturer, Steinway and Sons, by six of the company’s greatest artists, including Vladimir Horowitz, William Kapell and Arthur Rubinstein; a super rare Neil Armstrong ALS written in 1969, commenting on his historic moon flight 5 months earlier; a precious manuscript fragment for William Faulkner’s Light in August; Lawrence of Arabia’s signed autograph manuscript about his book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom; a signed photograph of Billie Holiday as “Billie Lady Holiday,” and much, much more! NO BUYER'S PREMIUM!
Lion Heart Autographs
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New York, NY