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.
A reprint of the tract that had appeared earlier the same year in London. 8vo, 8pp, unbound. Toned, with some edge wear, overall very good. The pamphlet responds to a supposed open letter from the deposed James II to Europe’s Protestant sovereigns, following an earlier one to its Catholic kings, explaining why he should be restored to the throne.
20 KEN MAYNARD’S WILD WEST: POSTERS ($350-Up)
Four Posters for 20th-century “Wild West” revivalist and actor Ken Maynard, all between ca. 30” x 20” to 39” x 24”. One announces “Ken Maynard’s Wild West Circus and Indian Congress,” over a bright yellow background, with a beautiful rendering of a noble native chief at center. Another, apparently the original, with hand-lettering, has a large halftone photo of the star tipped to its center, announcing an appearance with his “wonder horse Tarzan.” A third is for the film Between Fighting Men, with a collage of stills from the movie, and the last is for the film Phantom Rancher. All but the second with mounting traces on verso. The first with tears at edges and small pieces out where folds join, otherwise good. The second and third have minor internal fold splits, otherwise very good, with the last also very good.
21 KNIGHTS OF JERICHO ($20-Up)
Unusual DS, 1p., small 4to, Oxford, GA, 2/24/1872. A “traveling card” for member J.W. Jones. Age-toned, else very good.
22 LEGAL DOCKET BOOK, 1844 ($250-Up)
Interesting Autograph Manuscript Book Signed “M. A. Pike” on cover. An 8vo docket book in marbled boards for the year 1844 kept by Matthias A. Pike, Justice of the Peace in Washington County, NY, with a few partly-printed DS and ADS laid and pinned in relating to various cases. Soiled, overall very good.
23 LIFE MAGAZINE 1936-1937, 1945  ($30-Up)
Six copies from November and December 1936 and seven copies from January and February 1937, bound, brown cloth boards, gilt embossed “Life” and blind stamped pattern on front board, magazines in very good condition, slight partial cracking at hinges, slight wear to front and back boards. With three additional copies, unbound, from September and October 1945.
24 LOBBY CARDS: COWBOY HEROES  ($130-Up)
Group of 17 Lobby Cards, each ca. 11” x 14”, for early cowboy movies featuring such stars as Tex Ritter, Buster Crabbe, Lash LaRue, Sunset Carson, Wild Bill Elliott, etc. All with some wear, most with tears, several with tape repairs, all about good.
25 MASSACHUSETTS DEEDS, 1777-1808  ($65-Up)
Early group of nine DS, deeds, Essex County, MA., most signed by Nathaniel Estes. All legal folio, in very good condition.
26 MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA  ($200-Up)
Two Militia part-printed DS, 1812, 1813 notifying James Goodwin to appear at the place of parade...equipped as the law directs, for military duty, and signed by a Sergeant. Also, a Pay Order from Connecticut, dated 9/20/1782, signed by Oliver Wolcott Jun’r and William Moseley, oversigned by (Jedediah) Huntington. Desirable pieces.
27 MASSACHUSETTS: PAUPER LAWS  ($70-Up)
Eight ADS by various officials, 1-2pp, 4to-legal folio,