Louis L'Amour is noted as one of America's greatest writers of the western novel, but item 94 is a copy of his obscure first work, a book of poetry: Smoke from this Alter. It was published in 1939. L'Amour has inscribed this copy to a George Sadler. $1,250.
Who likes their dentist? Well, Juan Peron, also known as the husband of Evita, evidently did. Item 5 is a photographic portrait of the Argentine dictator inscribed on December 23, 1948, to American dentist Stanley D. Tylman. Tylman was one of the great dentists of the day (a strange-sounding expression if ever I've heard one) who traveled extensively, including to Argentina to serve the teeth of Juan and Evita. $1,000.
Item 134 is an inscribed item from a leader vastly more accomplished than Mr. Peron - Theodore Roosevelt. It is a 1910 first edition of his African Game Trails. Roosevelt has inscribed it in that year to Oscar King Davis, a journalist who later became an aid and friend of the President. $7,500.
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