Housed in a custom quarter Morocco clamshell case, this piece is estimated to sell at $120,000 to $150,000. Profiles in History, which specializes in historical works on paper—including autographs, letters, manuscripts, documents, and signed photographs—will also feature a large variety of other significant works from literature, history, and the entertainment industry at its Historical and Pop Culture Auction, to be held July 11.
There will be more than 200 total lots, including a significant two-page letter written by Albert Einstein and dated March 26, 1936—as well as a large, matted color photograph of Elvis Presley inscribed in Presley’s handwriting to Ed Sullivan, and a number of Christmas cards sent from Prince Charles and Princess Diana to a Mrs. Pearce.
“The Einstein letter was written six months after Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws,” Chanes said. “Addressed to Mr. Miller, who had invited Einstein to an academic meeting of the minds to pontificate on what should be done, the renowned physicist discusses the importance of studying Jews in the modern world.”