Signed by Learned Hand [Hand, Learned (1872-1961)]. [Annotated Copy of a Marriage Service with Witness Signature of Learned Hand]. October 21, 1896. In The Marriage Service of the Book of Common Prayer. Our Marriage Vow---The Service and Minister's Certificate. New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1877. [x], 16,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary cloth, gilt title to front board, all edges gilt. Some soiling and a few minor stains to boards. Light toning to interior, crack in text block between pp. 12 and 13. Text in red and black, manuscript notes to pp. 5-7, 9, marriage certificate after p. 16 with 4 pp. of witness signatures following. $650. * This book records the marriage service of Richard Tracy Stevens [1865-1941] and Georgiana Schanck Hand [1872-1965]. Georgiana was a cousin by marriage of Learned Hand, whose signature appears on the third page of witnesses. Also present is the signature of his cousin, Augustus Noble Hand [1869-1954], a New York judge who served on the District and Circuit courts. An interesting piece of Americana with a notable association.
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