Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
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ALGER, Jr, Horatio Fine signature along with a two word sentiment in his hand on a card. Dated by a rubber stamp on the verso “Jan. 30, 1895.” $150.00

Author of "America the Beautiful"

BATES, Katherine Lee Her book: “Little Robin Stay-Behind.” The Womans Press,New York 1923. First Edition, two hundred twenty-nine pages.  On the front free endpaper, Bates has written: “Margaret Sherwood with the affectionate apologies of Katherine Lee Bates Christmas 1923.” Book in very good to near fine condition with a very nice and scarce dust jacket. $285.00

Novelist Remembered for Lorna Doone

BLACKMORE, Richard D. Autograph letter signed, one page, Leddington, Midd. Dec. 16, 1882. $175.00

Best Remembered for “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

BROOKS, Phillips American Episcopal clergyman and author.  Rector of Boston’s Trinity Church & Bishop of Massachusetts.  Remembered for his Christmas hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.  Card, 3.5”x4.5” with the printed address “233 Clarendon Street, Boston” (Trinity Church property).  $87.50

Ned Buntline
(1823-1886). Pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson (E. Z. C. Judson). Gave William F. Cody the nickname "Buffalo Bill." Buntline's dime novel series Buffalo Bill Cody - King of the Border Men, was a fantastic success, and made both men famous. Autograph Quote Signed, on a card, d. December 25, 1885 - Christmas Day - with his double signature. $475.00

Author Best Remembered for Little Lord Fauntleroy

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson Autograph letter signed, one page, no date, written on her Massachusetts Ave. 1770 stationery. $150.00

Samuel L. Clemens
[Mark Twain] (1835-1910).
Famed American Author and Humorist Finds hard luick in Paris. Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, France, on a slip of chain laid paper. $1,875.00

Stephen Foster’s Lover

COOPER, George Autograph letter signed, one page, 547 Broadway, N.Y.  August 20, (18)74. To the Editor of The Aldine. $185.00

Autograph Manuscript from "Oak Openings"

COOPER, James Fenimore Best remembered for his classic “The Last of the Mohicans”.  Autograph manuscript, [no place, no date] 5”x8”. From the story of “Oak Openings”.  Page 186, 17 lines, appx. 350 words, very neatly penned.  Pages, like this were given as gifts by Cooper’s daughter during the 1850’s.  $1,750.00

CULLEN, Countee Scarce sentiment and signature: “Sincerely, Countee Cullen”.  $225.00

Scarce Signature Signed A Year Before His Death

CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin Postcard mailed from his studio in N.Y.C. To: E. Virginia Ellis c/o Hill Thoughts in Indiana.  Short T.L.S., March 5, 61  Thank You!”  Signed with a red pencil “E.E. Cummings”.  SOLD

DANA, Jr., Richard Henry Autograph letter signed, two and a half pages. Cambridge (Mass). June 24, 1865. $235.00

Possibly the Finest A.L.S. of Charles Dodgson/Lewis Carroll in Private Hands

DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge Autograph letter signed, 4 pages, Christ Church, Oxford, Dec. 15, 1875. Boldly written in his characteristic purple ink. In fine condition.  A previous collector has housed this treasure in a protective hard cover binding and by tipping the left margin of the letter to a blank page, There are also blank pages tipped before and after the letter for protection. The book can be opened to display the letter or can be kept on a shelf as a book.  A most remarkable content handwritten letter that he ever wrote to a child and with an extremely scarce double signature.  $24,500.00

Rare Signed Photo of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes

DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan Photograph, 6”x8” depicting Doyle in a half length pose, affixed to the original photographer’s mount. Signed in full by Doyle with a three word sentiment: “your affectionate friend, Arthur Conan Doyle, May 18,/14.”  Light silvering to portions of the photo and light traces of a water stain barely worth mentioning otherwise in very good condition.  SOLD

Rare Psychic Book Shop & Library Letterhead
"I would give you the names of a few honest clairvoyants..."

DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan PAutograph letter signed, one page, on the imprinted stationery of The Psychic Book Shop and Library, Proprietor: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Abbey House, Victoria Street, London, no date. Doyle writes: “I quite sympathise with your position. Your reading must take you as far as it will go. I don’t know if my own two little elementary books are known to you which I include here in the list of new books.  They are expressly written as firm first steps on the ladder.  But the titles of the various books will help you in choice.  If you had one or two friends equally interested you should be able to get your own proofs.  If you should be in London I would give you the names of a few honest clairvoyants. There are others. Yours sincerely, A. Conan Doyle.” One small nick out of the top of the letter otherwise in very good condition.  Doyle opened  The Psychic Book Shop and library in 1925 and died five years later.  $2,350.00

DREISER, Theodore (Autograph letter signed, one full page, N.Y. Aug. 1, 1924. A fine letter mentioning that he may appear in Oregon and the possibility of setting up a meeting depending upon the distance. $225.00

The Man Who Found Christmas

EATON, Walter Prichard American author best known for “Wild Gardens of New England” and “The Man Who Found Christmas”. Choice full signature on an album page.  $25.00

FAWCETT, Edgar Autograph letter signed, N.Y., 19 may 1868. $225.00
 
FUENTES, Gregorio Original drink coaster from the Floridita, Havana, Cuba where Hemingway and Fuentes spent much of their time drinking.  There stools at the end of the bar are still on display.  The Floridita is the bar where the daiquiri was invented. The coaster is boldly hand signed by Gregorio Fuentes. Together with an original photo of Fuentes in his living room signing the coaster. $95.00

Hamlin Garland ALS to Mary Benjamin Autograph Dealer

GARLAND, Hamlin Autograph letter signed, one full page, Sept.13 (NY).  $150.00

Scarce Signature of Photographer Arnold Genthe

GENTHE, Arnold Very scarce signature, removed from a limited edition of one of his books.  $150.00

Best Known for “The Man Without A Country”
HALE, Edward Everett  Autograph manuscript, 1 page, 20 lines, unsigned. Neatly penned in Hale’s hand “Thanksgiving Days- There is a popular delusion in America, not to say a popular superstition that ‘Thanksgiving Day’, which in its present form, is undoubtedly an American Institution, is a purely American invention.  We are popularly told that the Puritans invented it that they might, thus easily escape the necessity of keeping Christmas.  This delusion is like a good many kindred delusions, with which we flatter ourselves that because we like cakes and ales-and have cakes and ales-we invented cakes and ales….for centuries before Christ, he introduced the system of universal public education…”  $395.00

WW1 Ace ?,  Author of Mutiny On The Bounty

HALL, James Norman Boldly signed with two words added in his hand.  Original envelope with the stamp removed.  Portrait and newspaper article about the author.”  $295.00

From The Memoirs of a Private Detective

HAMMETT, Dashiell Typed letter signed, one page on the printed letterhead of “The Lombardy” in New York City.  May 31, 1934, he writes to Mr. Groff Conklin: “What ever happened to the Smart Set anthology you wrote me about last winter?  Sincerely yours, Dashiell Hammett.”  The letter is hard bound along with “From the Memoirs of a Private Detective” by Dashiell Hammett, four pages.  These pages are from “The Smart Set Anthology”  edited by Groff Conklin and Burton Roscoe.  $4,750.00

Rare Signed Book by Dashiell Hammett

HAMMETT, Dashiell His book The Glass Key, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1931. Inscribed and signed: “For Nat Bardt, with the best of luck wherever he goes, Dashiell Hammett, Camp Edison, May 14, 1943”.  Raymond Chandler said the following of Hammett: “...Hammett was an ace performer..yet the story he himself thought the most of The Glass Key is the record of a man’s devotion to a friend...” .  $2750.00

Norwegian Writer, 1920 Nobel Prize For Literature

HAMSUN, Knut His very scarce visiting card bearing his printed name. Boldly inscribed, signed and dated “Norholm 2/6/37”.  SOLD

Nathaniel Hawthorne American Novelist, author of The Scarlett Letter and The House of Seven Gables. U.S. Consul at Liverpool and Surveyor at the Port of Salem, Massachusetts. Portion of a Document Signed. Accompanied with a 5 in. by 7 in. black and white portrait of Hawthorne. $780.00

Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

HAYNE, Paul H. Signed in full.  A four line P.S. states: “The check you mentioned has not come yet... on its arrival, I’ll send you a receipt.” $650.00

Mary & Ernest Hemingway’s Xmas Card from Cuba

HEMINGWAY,  Ernest, HEMINGWAY, Mary Ernest and Mary Hemingway’s Christmas Card for the year 1957, 4 pages, with original envelope with 3 Cuban postage stamps affixed, postmarked, Habana, Cuba, Dec. 11,1957. Envelope hand addressed by Mary Hemingway to Miss Eileen H. Butts, Ormond beach, Florida. The card itself has a stunning cover featuring what appears to be Arabs delivering gifts, camels and palm trees in the back ground.”  $3,500.00

HEMINGWAY, Ernest Bank check, accomplished in his hand in ink, New York, New York,  March 17, 1953, made payable to “Roberto Herrera” for $150.00. $2,250.00

HEMINGWAY, Ernest Bank check, accomplished in his hand in ink, Habana, Cuba,  February 26, 1951, made payable to “Portador” for $15.00. $2,375.00

HEINLEIN, Robert A. His book: Job: A Comedy of Justice. Ballantine Books, 1984, First Edition. Seven Hundred Fifty copies have been specially bound, each copy signed by the author, and numbered. This is copy number 90.  In very fine condition housed in the original slip case. $450.00
 
Elbert Hubbard Famed author & publisher of the Roycroft Press. Signed Engraved Portrait from his book, The Mintage. $295.00

Founder of the Church of Scientology

HUBBARD, L. Ron Typed letter signed on his name imprinted yellow an green stationery with the Scientology symbol at the top left corner.  20 June 1985. 1 page. In full: “Are you planning on getting other authors to sign bookplates for your store?  Love, Ron.”.  $275.00

Very Scarce Signature of Joyce Kilmer

KILMER, Joyce Killed in action in WWI. Choice signature as Sgt. Joyce Kilmer adding his address as “Headquarters Co. 165th Inf. A.E.F. France” cut from an envelope. Very scarce signature.  SOLD

KIPLING, Rudyard Typed letter signed, one page, Bateman’s Burwash Sussex, Nov. 16, 1908. To H. Allingham Esq.  $650.00

L’AMOUR, Louis Fabulous signature on a 3”x5” card. $95.00

LEE, Harper Very scarce 8”x10” photograph, black and white,  close up of her face boldly signed offering wonderful contrast.  $995.00

LEE, Harper Fabulous typed quotation from “To Kill A Mockingbird” signed on a large 5”x8” card.  “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  $995.00

Rare Signed Excerpt from “To Kill A Mockingbird”
LEE, Harper Souvenir typed excerpt from “To Kill A Mockingbird” on a 4”x6” card. “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  Hand signed in blue ink “Harper Lee.”.  SOLD

Jack London Rare Signed Portrait by the famed early 20th Century author. $2,000.00

Excellent Content Quotation By The Author of Madame Butterfly

LONG, John Luther Very interesting typed quotation signed  $350.00

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow An Autograph Quote Signed, A complete stanza from his poem Excelsior! $1,250.00
 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1878 Signed Photograph. $1,295.00

Rare A.L.S. of H.P. Lovecraft
with excellent content

LOVECRAFT, H.P. Choice and very lengthy autograph letter signed, one and a half pages on the verso of two color postcards of Nantucket, Mass [no date] but cards were mailed in an envelope, hand addressed by Lovecraft and postmarked Nantucket, Aug. 31, 1934.  SOLD

Rare A.Q.S. of Edward Lytton - Owen Meredith
Coined the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword"

LYTTON, Edward Bulwer A.Q.S., one page, London, 3 July 1885, on a black bordered card.  “Of old there were 5 Great Powers, Now there are only three, Labour, Capitol, Credit; And they do not always agree. Lytton , Owen Meredith,”.  $450.00

The Elusive Signature of
F(ather) M. Louis (Thomas Merton)

MERTON, Thomas Religious photo card, appx. 3”x5”, portrait of a religious statue with a heart hanging from its chest along with a printed prayer below. In ink, on the verso, Merton has signed with the very RARE sentiment and form of his signature: “In Jesus, F. M. Louis”.  $1,400.00

MILLER, Henry Informative and unusual Typed Letter Signed, one half page, Big-Sur (California) February 26, 1955. $595.00

"The Mitchells Have Always Lived in the South, They have Been
In Georgia Since Shortly After the Revolutionary War..."

MITCHELL, Margaret Typed letter signed as “Margaret Mitchell Marsh”, Atlanta, Georgia, Dec 17, 1940.  One page on her name imprinted stationery.  $2,500.00

Margaret Mitchell Pulitzer Prize winning author (1937) of Gone With the Wind. Partly-Printed Document Signed, being a signature authorization for The Chase Bank Paris. $1,395.00

Co-Author of “Mutiny On The Bounty”
Hall was prevented from sailing
at the last moment thereby missed a most unpleasant ship-wreck..."

NORDOFF, Charles Bold signature with three corrections in his hand  SOLD

Author of America’s Creed
PAGE,  William Tyler He is the author of “America’s Creed” (1918).  A very uncommon signature on a card $95.00

Katherine Ann Porter A.L.S. to Glenway Wescott

PORTER, Katherine Ann Interesting lengthy autograph letter signed on a postcard to her very good friend Glenway Wescott, the noted author. Rome, June 13, (1962). In part: “...we had been to a party until midnight up at 8 for the Pope’s public blessing, simply too tired to go to the Post office and send cable. Please tell them yes for me, with a blessing. You’ll know what they are doing. This is a marvelous kind of running picnic in the open-Love every minute of it. Love you too as always, Katherine Ann”.  $175.00

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden Carte-de-visite photograph of Ralston, full length pose reading a book in his library. Photographer Adolphe Beau printed signature on the lower border.  Signed in ink on the verso “W.R.S. Ralston”. $85.00
 
Reinhold Niebuhr Scarce Autograph Letter Signed on official Bethel Evangelical Church stationary. $250.00

RICHARDS, Laura Autograph letter signed, one full page, 4/28/1895, Gardiner, Maine.  $85.00

Highest Salaried Sports Writer of His Time

RUNYON, Damon Rare typed letter signed in pencil (Damon), 3 very full pages, Memorial Hospital, May 16, 1944.  $875.00

Series of Six Typed Letters, Signed by William Saroyan

SAROYAN, William Series of 6 T.L.S’s (May 1954-July 1954) to his Director Maurice Alevy for his play “Fireflies”.  Lengthy correspondence regarding changes, cuts, music, his style of writing, schedules and appearance at opening night in Dallas at the Roundup Theatre.  Four letters are signed William Saroyan and the other two signed as Bill Saroyan.  $1,495.00

SITWELL, Dame Edith & SITWELL, Sir Osbert Autograph letter signed, three and one half pages, signed “Edith.”. Typed letter signed, one page, June 9, 1960. To Monroe Wheeler.   $350.00

Gertrude Stein Autograph Quote Signed; a play on her most Famous Verse, "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." $1,250.00

Possibly the Most Important Book Printed in the United States

STOWE, Harriet Beeche Her book: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Or Life Among The Lowly, Universal Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press, 1892. Inscribed: “Mr. James Smith Bush from his friend Harriet Beecher Stowe, Trust in the Lord and Do Good.”  Book in G-VG condition, pictorial cover. Binding nice and tight, pages browning from age. Most copies offered by dealers  of this book will have a slip tipped in signed by Stowe. It is scarce to find a copy actually inscribed and signed.  $7,500.00

SUE, Eugene Six line autograph note signed in full.   Affixed to card stock along with a photograph of Sue. Pencil note on the mat dates this “July (18)49.   $175.00
 
Robert Penn Warren A very nice Autograph Note Signed. $100.00
 
John Greenleaf Whittier Scarce 1875 Autograph Verse Signed. $650.00

WHITTIER, John Greenleaf Autograph letter signed. Two pages, Amesbury, Mar. 30, 1874. $375.00

YEVTUSHENKO, Yeveny Scarce signature on a card with a newspaper portrait of the author affixed above. $47.50





Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com