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.
398 WIENER, PAUL LESTER ($10-Up)
American architect and urban planner (1895-1967). Signed on an 8vo album page, dated 9/27/1966, with inscription “A Happy ocasion [sic] for architecture today.”
399 WILBERFORCE, WILLIAM ($25-Up)
British politician, philanthropist and abolitionist, (1759-1833) he led the Parliamentary debate to end the slave trade. Cut from a larger page “Your faithful (?), W. Wilberforce, 1820 Apr 14.” Small, but hard to find.
400 WILLIAMS, JOHN C. ($5-Up)
Australian classical guitarist (born 1941). On 12mo card, with printed image tipped at lower right. Stapled to larger sheet.
401 WILSON, MALCOM ($10-Up)
Governor of NY (1914-2000). Signed on a 12mo embossed Executive Mansion card. Stapled to secretarial presentation letter and a larger sheet.
402 WINTHROP, ROBERT CHARLES ($10-Up)
Member of Congress from Massachusetts, (1809-1894) and later Senator, his political career ended early. He became active in philanthropy, notably sending $1500 to a school in South Carolina which later renamed itself in his honor, Winthrop University. On a small slip, “Robert C. Winthrop.”
403 WRIGHT, ARTHUR W. ($10-Up)
Late 19th Century American physicist, and one of the first to experiment with x-rays, beautiful signature on a decorated page, “Arthur W. Wright.”
404 AMERICAN BOTTLES & FLASKS SIGNED  ($225-Up)
“American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry.”Helen McKearin and Kenneth M. Wilson. New York, Crown Pub., 1978. Large 4to, blue cloth. Signed “For Howard Lewis, good friend and not severest critic, Love Micky / alias Helen McKearin Powers.” Dust jacket with edge wear and tears, sunning of top edge of cover, very minor damp stain at one corner, otherwise very good/fine. With one pen note, possibly by author. With ANS “H. McK” directing Lewis to the Acknowledgments and first chapter. Also with a clipping on McKearin Powers and a related ALS from a friend. Accompanied by a copy of “Cambridge Glass 1818 to 1888.”Lura Woodside Watkins. Boston, Marshall Jones, 1930. 8vo, blue cloth with photographic cover image. Owner’s bookplate. Lightly toned and scant wear, otherwise very good/fine.
405 APPEL, ALLAN ($45-Up)
“New Listings.”Allan Appel. NY, Inwood Press, . 12mo, paper, first edition. Signed “A.A.”on title and inscribed to Bobbie, 1992. Very light soiling of cover, otherwise very good/fine.
406 ARLISS, GEORGE ($70-Up)
English actor, playwright, director, and writer (1868-1946). “Up the Years from Bloomsbury.”Boston, Little, Brown, 1928. Signed “George Arliss / Jan. 1929”on half title and inscribed to Alph Chittenden. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering and spine. Obituary tipped to front endpapers. Lightly bumped cover, no jacket, otherwise fine.
407 BAKER, NEWTON D. ($100-Up)
US Secretary of War under Wilson (1871-1937); earlier, Mayor of Cleveland and a successful lawyer. His Book “Frontiers of Freedom.” NY, George H. Doran, . 8vo, 1/4 cloth, tan boards. Signed “Newton D. Baker / Sec. War / Aug. 17, 1919”and inscribed on free front endpaper to Mrs. [Franklin P.] Adams. With a humorous request above by “Ralph” that he sign it “for Mrs. F.P.A.? She’s read her husband’s books and I guess now she can stand about