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Curley, James Michael (1874-1958) Lot of Assorted Material, 20th Century.

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Books & Manuscripts - 2658B
Date / Time :
June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Curley, James Michael (1874-1958) Lot of Assorted Material, 20th Century.
Four books inscribed by Curley, the first three presented to Boston Judge Daniel Gillen: Gurn's Charles Carroll of Carrollton, New York: Kennedy, 1932; Our Lady's Choir, 1931; Bowers's Jefferson and Hamilton, Boston, [1925], third impression; and a copy of The Poets and Poetry of Ireland, the Poems of Thomas Moore, with Curley's signature on the ffep.
[with] Curley's shillelagh; seven Curley-related pamphlets; two typed letters signed from Democratic Whip to the House of Representatives John W. McCormack to Gillen from the 1940s; nineteen photographs involving Curley, mostly black and white 8 x 10 glossies, (includes) one inscribed portrait, and two copies of a family portrait in folding mats, and one 16 3/4 x 14 in. photograph of Curley presenting Oliver Wendell Holmes the Boston post cane; four original artwork for political cartoons about Curley three signed Norman, and the fourth (framed) by Stern; four aluminum records made of Curley's address to the Tammany Ball on April 3, 1934; a vinyl record of Curley's Evacuation of Boston program, from the Hotel Touraine, March 13, 1952; and a commercially produced six-record set of six notable addresses by Curley, entitled, "Mr. Boston."
Estimate $400-600

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