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    A Look Inside the Catalogue

     

     

    Lot 7: Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. Sold for $18,750.

     

     

     

     

     

    This sale offered surprising autographs in literature, science, and art. One highlight was an extraordinary four-page letter from Ernest Hemingway to his friend, film icon Marlene Dietrich, discussing the recent publication of The Old Man and the Sea, and expressing his love for her: "Please know I love you always and I forget you sometimes as I forget my heart beats. But it beats always." Letters from writers such as Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde were also made available.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Left, Lot 323: Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript unsigned, notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. Sold for $18,750.

     

     

    Left, Lot 413: Alexis de Toqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, in French, on the terms for the publication of his

    Democracy in America, 1837. Sold for $9,750.

    Right, Lot 224A: Elliott Erwitt, photograph of John F. Kennedy & Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed by both,

    circa 1960. Sold for $32,500.

     

     

      

     

     

     

    Among scientists and inventors were letters from Louis Agassiz, Marie Curie and Sigmund Freud, as well as a signed and inscribed photograph of Thomas Edison with a phonograph, which he invented. Further highlights include revealing letters by artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Alexander Calder, Claude Monet and Piet Mondrian.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Right, Lot 290: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888.

    Sold for $17,500.

     

      

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    For more information on the sale, contact Specialist Marco Tomaschett in the Autographs department.

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