historical documents

February 16, 2021
Wilton, CT – An exceptional handwritten four-page presidential address signed by Thomas Jefferson and directed to the Cherokee Nation in 1806, a spectacular one-page document written and signed by
January 26, 2021
In October 2014, while waiting for the light rail, I ducked into a bookstore to get out of the rain. I love treasure hunting in old bookstores.
December 22, 2020
Westport, CT – A four-page manuscript consisting of nearly 2,300 words written entirely in the hand of English physicist Sir Isaac Newton, a World War II-dated letter written in English by Albert E
November 25, 2020
For Fine Books & Collections subscribers, this painting will look familiar. George Catlin’s 1838 depiction of the Seminole leader Osceola appears on the cover of our winter 2021 issue.
November 18, 2020
Dallas, TX — An extremely rare letter written and signed by composer Ludwig van Beethoven sold for $275,000 to lead Heritage Auctio
October 28, 2020
Westport, CT – A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe signed and inscribed “to Joe” (possibly Joe DiMaggio), a one-page letter written in 1796 and signed by George Washington on the eve of
October 26, 2020
Falls Church, VA – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will present an online, phone and absentee auction of rare and illustrated books, works on paper, Americana and signed books and documents on Thursday,
October 6, 2020
New York – Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the full offerings from its online sales of
September 16, 2020
Westport, CT – A presentation copy of a Russian book celebrating the 10th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China signed by Chairman Mao Zedong (Tse-Tung); a receipt signed by Edgar Allan Poe
July 29, 2020
Los Angeles – A rare 1775 receipt signed by Paul Revere for his horseback ride from Boston to New York will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 30, 2020.