R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
notarized, in German, 4pp, legal folio, Strasbourg, [France], 3/21/1919. The final division of the estate of Michel Ehrhardt, a Washington merchant. With embossed and hand Alsace-Lorraine revenue stamps and hand notary stamp.
9 FRENCH MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, 1840s ($100-Up)
Certificate that Hippolyte Alexander Guillerot has passed his first exam, and is to take his second exam. Dated at Paris July 19, 184-, stamp at bottom with image of Hippocrates.
10 FRENCH MEDICAL DOCUMENTS  ($55-Up)
DS in French, a doctor’s certificateof indigence in the amount of 40 sols for the benefit of an infirm patient, 2/26/1770. Also, a hand-written letter, small folio, 1850, regarding payments on behalf of a business venture of 1000 livres, with official stamp in upper left. Age toning, else very good.
11 GERMAN MEDICAL DEGREE, 1836 ($22-Up)
Interesting large DS by various university officials, in Latin, 1p, elephant folio [ca. 23.5” x 21.5”], Erlangen, Bavaria, 10/19/1836. It certifies that by the authority of King Ludwig of Bavaria that Anthony Mitchell Wagner of London has been awarded a Doctorate in Medicine from Friedrich-Alexander University. With blue and white silk ribbons. Tears at upper left and left edge, fold in middle, fair amount of wear and very light toning, overall very good.
12 HARPER’S MONTHLY - 1st ISSUE, 1850 ($30-Up)
“Harper’s New Monthly Magazine,”no. 1, 6/1850. NY, Harper Bros. The very first issue of the monthly that would change the way Americans read. Harper’s was the first non-specialized monthly magazine printed in the U.S.. Front cover detached but present. Age-toned,lightly foxed and worn, otherwise very good.
13 HAMMERSTEIN, OSCAR ($5-Up)
Retained copy TL, signed in type, 1p., oblong 8vo., NYC, no date. About alterations that Hammerstein made on the Manhattan Theatre.
14 HARPER’S WEEKLY JAN-JUNE 1865 ($40-Up)
Beautiful library binding, and so very much to learn!
15 HARPER’S WEEKLY JAN-DEC 1865 ($50-Up)
Stories from the Civil War, and with four issues from 1864: July 23, 30; Sept 10 and Nov 12. Parts of the binding loose, but could be repaired, contents good, and so much to learn.
16 HARPER’S YOUNG PEOPLE 1881-82  ($80-Up)
Twelve issues of “Harper’s Young People, an illustrated weekly,” 4/12/1881 - 9/26/1882, specifically numbers 69, 72, 74, 76, 80, 82, 87, 106, 115, 134, and 152. Harper & Bros., NY. Wear at edges and folds, but overall in very good condition.
17 INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL CONGRESS ($10-Up)
“International Surgical Congress.”Belgium, Brussels, 1905
18 ITALY: 18th and 19th CENTURY DOCUMENTS  ($300-Up)
Varied collection of 12 manuscript legal and political Documents in Italian from the Papal States, Siena, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, 1/3 to 7pp, legal folio, ca. 1757-1840, containing judicial rulings, a marriage decree, and other official acts. Most with official stamps of Naples and Sicily, the Two Sicilies, or the Papal States. Worthy of research. Fair to near-fine condition, most very good.
19 [JAMES II] “THE LATE KING JAMES’S 2nd MANIFESTO ANSWER’D” ($160-Up)
Pamphlet, “The Late King James’s Second Manifesto Directed to the Protestant Princes Answer’d Paragraph by Paragraph.”Dublin, Andrew Crooke, 1697.