HERMAN MELVILLE His clipped signature, with his portrait, two first day covers of stamps honoring him, and a picture of a whale. One of the rarest of all signatures! Signature: "Herman Melville", 4½x4, with four unsigned items: a printed portrait of Melville; two first day covers of stamps honoring him; and a color illustration of a whale, presumably Moby Dick. Herman Melville (1819-1891, born in New York City) worked at a young age as a cabin boy and sailor on merchant vessels. During an unsuccessful whaling expedition, he took part in a mutiny, was jailed and escaped. His seafaring inspired many of his later works, including Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846), Omoo, a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847) and his masterpiece, Moby Dick (1851). Moby Dick, unlike his earlier works, was neither a critical or financial success. Melville's later writings, such as Pierre (1852), The Confidence Man (1857) and the short stories Bartleby the Scrivener and The Encantadas reflected his despair and contempt for society's corruption, hypocrisy and materialism. Melville took a break from writing to work as a customs read more...
Authors | Magazine Covers
TRUMAN CAPOTE and ANDY WARHOL Truman Capote and Andy Warhol sign a magazine cover. Magazine Cover signed: "Truman Capote" and inscribed and signed "To [portion of inscription missing] Andy Warhol". Color, 10¾x16. read more...
Sale Price $1,275.00
BILL MOYERS Signed on his picture on TV Time magazine Magazine Cover signed: "Bill Moyers", 7½x11. TV Time magazine showing a youthful Moyers consulting a map. Cover story: "Bill Moyers .../He's Not Commercial". A former print journalist and Press Secretary to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill Moyers (b. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
BILL MOYERS The political journalist is featured on the cover of a 1965 edition of Newsweek, signs his name in blue ink Magazine cover signed: "Bill Moyers" in blue ink. Cover of Newsweek magazine from March 1, 1965, featuring Moyers on the cover titled "Inside the White House". 90 pages, 8¼x11¼. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
CLARE MEAD ROSEN She signs a cover of a 1969 Time magazine for which she helped research the cover story, "Is God Coming Back to Life?" Magazine Cover signed: "Clare Mead", 8x11. Cover (only) of Time magazine, 1969 December 26. read more...
Sale Price $108.00
CARL SANDBURG Carl Sandburg signs a partial magazine cover for Family Weekly of a portrait done by artist William A. Smith. Magazine Cover signed: "Carl Sandburg/1966". Color, 8x9¾. Cover for Family Weekly of a portrait done by artist William A. Smith. read more...
Sale Price $360.00
NEIL SIMON The Pulitzer Prize winner is shown on the cover of a February 2, 1970 issue of Newsweek Magazine Magazine Cover signed: "Best wishes/Neil Simon", Color 8x10½. A February 2, 1970 Cover of Newsweek Magazine reading: "Neil Simon: The Last of the Red Hot Playwrights". read more...
Sale Price $180.00
THORNTON WILDER. Magazine Cover signed: "Cordially/Thornton Wilder/Hamden Connecticut/July/1953". Color, 8¼x11. Cover of "Time" magazine, January 12, 1953. Thornton is pictured and quoted on cover: "The American is the first planetary mind. read more...
Sale Price $765.00