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Auction Description for IAA: June Autograph Auction - Day Two
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June Autograph Auction - Day Two

(439 Lots)

by International Autograph Auctions


439 lots | 438 with images

June 9, 2013

Live Auction

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

140 Bath Road

Heathrow, UB3 5AW United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)115 845 1010

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NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer

Lot 639: NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer

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Description: NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer of Nursing. An 8vo brown leather bound edition of The Surgeon's Vade Mecum - A Manual of Modern Surgery by Robert Druitt, Eleventh Edition published by Henry Renshaw and J & A Churchill, London, 1878, illustrated with 369 wood engravings, bearing a 12mo slip of paper inscribed in pencil by Nightingale, 'Miss Spencer, with Easter love, Florence Nightingale', and dated Easter 1882 in her hand, laid down to the marbled front free endpaper. With gilt stamped ownership label of Frances E. Spencer inlaid to pastedown (causing slight discoloration to Nightingale's piece, slightly affecting the text). With five raised bands and gilt stamped title to spine. Some light age wear and minor staining to Nightingale's piece, very slightly affecting the signature, G

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ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil

Lot 640: ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil

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Description: ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil Rights Leader, introduced women's suffrage in the United States. A.L.S., Susan B. Anthony, three pages, 8vo, Washington D.C., 11th January 1884, to a friend. Anthony sends news of the next convention and asks her correspondent for 'the contribution of a letter to be read in our meeting & published in our pamphlet report - a copy of which we shall lay upon the table of every member of Congress and we want to have therein as formidable an array of good names & strong appeals and arguments as possible - that we may thereby influence our law makers to act favourably upon our demand...' She continues to remark that she has written to Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and adds 'I want a long list of the names of representative men & women enrolled with us this time, and I hope this may be the last time we shall be compelled to come begging at the feet of the peoples servants at Washington'. VG Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) American Doctor, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the United Kingdom Medical Register. Blackwell was a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States and a social and moral reformer both in the United States and England.

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ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil

Lot 641: ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil

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Description: ANTHONY SUSAN B.: (1820-1906) American Civil Rights Leader, introduced women's suffrage in the United States. A.L.S., Susan B. Anthony, two pages, 8vo, St. Ermins Hotel, Westminster, London, n.d. (July 1899), to Miss von Seydewitz. Anthony states that she will try and attend her correspondent's meeting of journalists at Lady Sutherlands and continues 'May I bring along with me Mrs. Harper - the writer of My Life and Work? She is a real journalist having edited a daily political paper for four years. She read a paper at the meeting of the Council over which Lady Sutherland presided, and I noticed that she took the greatest interest in it.' Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by Anthony. VG Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931) American Author & Journalist, a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement.

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STANTON ELIZABETH CADY: (1815-1902) American

Lot 642: STANTON ELIZABETH CADY: (1815-1902) American

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Description: STANTON ELIZABETH CADY: (1815-1902) American Social Activist, a leading figure of the early women's rights movement. A.L.S., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, three pages, 8vo, Basingstoke, Hants, 17th August n.y., to Dr. Huggan (?). Stanton provides her correspondent with her son's address in Paris and remarks that she does not know of any invalids going to Egypt. She continues 'I should have been happy to clasp hands with you at the woman's meeting once more, I trust we may before I leave England. I have crossed the ocean five times within the last seven years. Do you not think I am a brave woman considering that I shall be seventy five years old in November.' About VG

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TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic

Lot 643: TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic

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Description: TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic Nun, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1979. Brief A.L.S., M Teresa MC, one page, oblong 12mo, n.p., n.d., to Mr. G. Bucker. To the left edge of a printed prayer Mother Teresa has penned, in full, 'Thank you for your kind letter - Let us pray for peace.' Matted in black above a second small 8vo printed prayer, annotated in Mother Teresa's hand 'May God's blessing be with you in 1991', and alongside a reproduction image of Mother Teresa. 15.5 x 12 overall. EX

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GREVILLE FRANCES EVELYN 'DAISY' (1861-1938)

Lot 644: GREVILLE FRANCES EVELYN 'DAISY' (1861-1938)

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Description: GREVILLE FRANCES EVELYN 'DAISY' (1861-1938) Countess of Warwick. British Socialite, long-time mistress of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. A fine vintage signed sepia cabinet photograph, the image depicting the elegant Countess in a profile half length pose. Photograph by Walery of London. Signed ('Frances E Warwick') in dark fountain pen ink with her name alone to a clear area at the base of the image. About EX

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TWIGGY: (1949- ) English Fashion Model of the

Lot 645: TWIGGY: (1949- ) English Fashion Model of the

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Description: TWIGGY: (1949- ) English Fashion Model of the 1960s. Vintage signed 6.5 x 8.5 photograph of Twiggy standing in a three quarter length pose. Signed in purple ink to a light area of the background. Together with a second signed 6.5 x 8.5 photograph of the model standing in a full length pose. Signed in red ink to a clear area at the centre of the image. Vintage signed photographs of Twiggy, at the height of her fame in the 1960s, are surprisingly scarce. A couple of very slight, minor surface creases, VG, 2

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GLAMOUR: Selection of signed postcard photographs

Lot 646: GLAMOUR: Selection of signed postcard photographs

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Description: GLAMOUR: Selection of signed postcard photographs and slightly larger, 8 x 10's, magazine photographs, a few signed cards etc., by various models including, Claudia Schiffer, Twiggy, Lily Cole, Linda Lusardi, Denise Van Outen, Caprice, Jerry Hall, Jordan, etc. A little duplication. G to Generally VG, 21

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GLAMOUR: Selection of signed colour 8 x 10

Lot 647: GLAMOUR: Selection of signed colour 8 x 10

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Description: GLAMOUR: Selection of signed colour 8 x 10 photographs and slightly smaller by various models, adult film stars etc, including Vikki La Motta, Sabrina Terrance, Caroline Munro (3), Barbara Schnoeneb, Susie Amy, Rassa Mee, Sarah Connor, Caprice, Samantha Fox, Denise Van Outen, Melinda Messenger, Linda Lusardi, Tara Reid, Jolene Blalock, Bessit Arnold, Carmen Electra, Lucy Pinder, Helena Christianson, etc. Many of the images show the individuals in glamorous poses. G to VG, 31

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[CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English

Lot 648: [CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English

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Description: [CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922-23). An unusual A.L.S. by the eccentric and wealthy Margit Labouchere (1893-1951), one page, 8vo, Davos, Switzerland, 9th January 1928, to Howard Carter, on the printed stationery of the Grand Hotel Curhaus. Labouchere announces 'Don't forget: You won't find Tot - ench - Amon in his tomb.' and further declares 'The mummy which was found is not the real Pharaoh, his mummy is somewhere else.' With blank integral leaf. VG

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[CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English

Lot 649: [CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English

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Description: [CARTER HOWARD]: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922-23). GUSTAV VI ADOLF (1882-1973) King of Sweden 1950-73. An excellent A.L.S., Gustav Adolf, as Crown Prince, four pages, 8vo, Sofiero Castle, Helsingborg, Sweden, 13th July 1931, to Howard Carter, on the Prince's blind embossed monogrammed stationery. The Prince announces 'I hear through Dr. Lugar (?) that you have been kind enough to present a painting of your own to our little Egyptian collection in Stockholm.' and continues to add that he has not been in Stockholm to see it, but thanks Carter for his great kindness 'as I am the president of the small committee which is helping.....to create an Egypt Museum.' The Prince further states 'I know that Lugar was very lucky in Egypt and that he was able to acquire a good many valuable objects, some of which I have seen and some of which have not yet arrived. He tells me that several of the things from Sahhara (sic) are really good things.' Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by the Prince to Carter at Luxor. A fine letter with excellent association. About EX.

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CARTER HOWARD: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist,

Lot 650: CARTER HOWARD: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist,

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Description: CARTER HOWARD: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922-23). A rare draft A.L.S., Howard Carter, (a somewhat hurried example of his signature), one page, small 4to, n.p. (Luxor, Egypt), n.d. ('January', 6th January 1930), to Harold de Bildt in Cairo. Written in bold pencil on feint ruled notepaper, Carter replies to his correspondent's invitation to lecture in Stockholm and states that he will be happy to accept if it can be arranged between the 20th and 31st May 1931, continuing 'With regards to conditions, those mentioned in the second paragraph of your letter will be acceptable...' Together with Harold de Bildt's letter of reply, a T.L.S., Harold de Bildt, one page, 4to, Cairo, 23rd January 1930, to Howard Carter, on the printed stationery of the Legation Royale de Suede en Egypte, thanking him for his letter and confirming the dates, further adding 'The President of The Swedish-British Society of Stockholm, Admiral Henry Lindberg, an old friend of mine, has written to me asking me to convey to you the invitation of the Society to give a lecture also to them during your visit. The Society was founded in 1919, enjoys the patronage of TT.RR.HH. the Crown Prince and Princess...' and concluding 'I am not yet able to tell you under the auspices of what institution the original invitation issued by Dr. Otto Smith desires you to lecture, but will let you know as soon as I am informed.' Some small pinholes to the upper left corner of each letter, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG, 2

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BUBER MARTIN: (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish

Lot 651: BUBER MARTIN: (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish

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Description: BUBER MARTIN: (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish Philosopher. A.L.S., Buber, on one side of a correspondence card, n.p., 21st June 1939, to Herr Kollege, in German. Buber writes a brief note to his correspondent regarding a meeting on Sunday evening. One slight smudge to one letter of the text, VG

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CODY W. F.: (1846-1917) American Showman. A.L.S.,

Lot 652: CODY W. F.: (1846-1917) American Showman. A.L.S.,

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Description: CODY W. F.: (1846-1917) American Showman. A.L.S., Uncle Will, one page, 4to, Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina], 25th October n.y., to Anna, on Cody's attractive colour printed stationery featuring an image of Cody on horseback with a printed caption promoting Buffalo Bill and the 101 Ranch Shows. Cody thanks his niece for her letter and continues with social content regarding his health and travel arrangements, 'I'll go directly to Cody at the close of the season - Nov 11th. May be on to see you this winter.' Some very light, extremely minor age wear, VG.

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DE LESSEPS FERDINAND: (1805-1894) French Diplomat,

Lot 653: DE LESSEPS FERDINAND: (1805-1894) French Diplomat,

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Description: DE LESSEPS FERDINAND: (1805-1894) French Diplomat, developed the Suez Canal. L.S., Ferd. de Lesseps, one page, 8vo, Paris, 6th May 1885, to Monsieur Lebeque, on the printed stationery of the Universal Company of the Suez Shipping Canal, in French. De Lesseps thanks his correspondent for their letter and continues 'It's with pleasure that I'll give you some powers for the next assembly: a new admission card, cancelling the one you got, will be addressed to you at this effect several days before the meeting.' Signed by De Lesseps in his capacity as President. With blank integral leaf. About EX

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CARNEGIE ANDREW: (1835-1919) Scottish-American

Lot 654: CARNEGIE ANDREW: (1835-1919) Scottish-American

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Description: CARNEGIE ANDREW: (1835-1919) Scottish-American Industrialist & Philanthropist. A small 4to printed brochure entitled The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, signed and inscribed by Carnegie ('Andrew Carnegie') in black fountain pen ink to a clear area at the head of the first page. Some very light age wear, otherwise VG

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HOOVER J. EDGAR: (1895-1972) First Director of the

Lot 655: HOOVER J. EDGAR: (1895-1972) First Director of the

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Description: HOOVER J. EDGAR: (1895-1972) First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). T.L.S., J. Edgar Hoover, one page, 4to, Washington D.C., 6th December 1949, to Palmer Hoyt of The Denver Post. Hoover states 'I wish to take this opportunity to write you concerning the excellent coverage which was given by The Denver Post last month to the police training school and seminar conducted for local law enforcement officers by the FBI at Boulder, Colorado...' also commenting on the detailed manner in which the training program was presented and adding 'We of the FBI considered it a privilege to make our facilities fully and freely available to local law enforcement officers and we are happy for opportunities to be of service in matters of mutual interest.' Together with a carbon copy of Hoyt's letter of reply, 29th December 1949. VG, 2

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[DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

Lot 656: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

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Description: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank Robber. An original printed small 4to Wanted poster (in the form of a folding mailshot) issued by J. Edgar Hoover and the Division of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., 12th March 1934, under the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. The poster features two portraits of Dillinger, details of his fingerprints, appearance and his criminal record. A list of telephone numbers of the various state Department of Justice offices is printed to the verso. Some light age discoloration, otherwise VG

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[DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

Lot 657: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

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Description: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank Robber. An original printed folio Wanted poster issued by J. Edgar Hoover and the United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., 23rd June 1934. The poster features a portrait of Dillinger and offers a reward of $10,000 for his capture or $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. A description of the criminal is provided including details of his scars. Some fairly heavy overall staining and age wear, FR

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CRIME: Small selection of A.Ls.S. (2), signed

Lot 658: CRIME: Small selection of A.Ls.S. (2), signed

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Description: CRIME: Small selection of A.Ls.S. (2), signed cards (2) by various British criminals comprising Ronnie Knight, Reg Kray (2) and Peter Sutcliffe (stating that he doesn't have any photographs to send and further remarking '....the stories you read in the media are mostly invented, believe me it's just a habit they have (a very bad one!). Also I didn't make a comment on looking like Jesus Christ....I am truly sorry you have been misled....') VG to EX, 4

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FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of A.Ls.S, by

Lot 659: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of A.Ls.S, by

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Description: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of A.Ls.S, by various famous men and women including, Henry Marcus Quackenbush, Frederic Weatherly, Catherine Redziwill, John Furley Lewis, etc. Facsimilie (1). Generally VG, 5

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FAMOUS MEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

Lot 660: FAMOUS MEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

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Description: FAMOUS MEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards, some postcard photographs and slightly larger etc., by various famous men, including Ranulph Fiennes, John McCarthy, David Shepard, Ken Wallis, Thor Heyerdahl, Edmund Hillary (2), Chris Bonington (2), Robert Runcie, Desmond Tutu, Uri Geller, Simon Weston, Fred Dibnah, John Aspinall, Roy Strong, Max Hastings, Tim Rice, Richard Branson, Alastair Campbell, Denis Thatcher, Desmond Morris, Patrick Moore, Paul Burrell, Muhammad Al Fayed, Douglas Bader, Terry Waite, Andy McNabb, Robin Knox-Johnston, Basil Hume, Patrick Moore, David Bellamy, Percy Thrower, Arthur Scargill, Freddie Laker, Lord Lichfield, Brian Keenan, etc. A little duplication. Generally VG, 104

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FAMOUS WOMEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

Lot 661: FAMOUS WOMEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

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Description: FAMOUS WOMEN: Selection of signed pieces, cards, some postcard photographs and slightly larger etc., by various famous women, including Clare Francis, Nigella Lawson, Cherie Blair, Jean Conan Doyle, Delia Smith, Mary Quant (2), Mary Whitehouse, Karren Brady, Jill Morrell (also signed by John McCarthy), Christine Hamilton, Norma Major, Mary Berry, Ellen MacArthur, Sue Ryder (2), Marge Proops, Naomi James, etc. A little duplication. Generally VG, 38

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FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of signed cards,

Lot 662: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of signed cards,

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Description: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: Selection of signed cards, signed postcard photographs and some slightly larger, a few letters etc, by a variety of famous men and women including, Quentin Crisp, Michael Winner, Robin Cousins, Twiggy, Pietro Annigoni, Stephen Potter, Reg Smythe, R. C. Sheriff, Michael Balcon, P. D. James, Basil Hume (2), Ann Sidney, Leslie Storm, Neville Schute, Audrey Erskine Lindop, William Sansom, Jacquette Hawkes, Paul Brickhill, Billy Smart, Virginia Wade, Jean Shrimpton, Ranulph Fiennes, Coco the Clown, Earl Fatha Hines, Desmond Morris, C.P. Snow, Jack Higgins, Peter Scott, Patrick Moore, Lord Denning, etc. VG to EX, 55

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AUTOGRAPHS: Selection of signed First Day Covers

Lot 663: AUTOGRAPHS: Selection of signed First Day Covers

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Description: AUTOGRAPHS: Selection of signed First Day Covers and letters, by various Nobel Peace Prize winners and religious figures, including Mairead Corrigan, F.W. De Klerk, George Carey, Cormac Murphy O'Connor (2; as Archbishop of Westminster), Robert Runcie (2; as Archbishop of Canterbury), Rowan Williams (as Archbishop of Canterbury), George Carey (as Archbishop of Canterbury), Desmond Tutu, David Trimble, etc. Generally VG, 10

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CHARLES I: (1600-1649) King of England, Scotland &

Lot 664: CHARLES I: (1600-1649) King of England, Scotland &

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Description: CHARLES I: (1600-1649) King of England, Scotland & Ireland 1625-49. D.S., Charles P, as Prince of Wales, at the head, one page (vellum), oblong 4to, Theobalds, 6th May 1617, James I, 1619. The manuscript document is a Privy Seal warrant from the Prince of Wales to his Treasurer to pay Sir Thomas Howard, Master of Our Horse, who has undertaken to keep and feed twenty mares and their colts for the use of the Prince in summer and winter, two hundred pounds per annum. Matted in cream alongside a colour 5.5 x 7.5 reproduction image of a painting of the King and framed and glazed in a wooden frame to an overall size of 24.5 x 11.5. Some very light, minor age wear, otherwise VG Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (1561-1626) English Admiral, Lord High Treasurer 1614-18.

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JENKINS LEOLINE: (1625-1685) Welsh Academic,

Lot 665: JENKINS LEOLINE: (1625-1685) Welsh Academic,

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Description: JENKINS LEOLINE: (1625-1685) Welsh Academic, Jurist & Politician. A.L.S., L. Jenkins, one page, 4to, Whitehall, 26th May 1681, to the Earl of Danby. Jenkins informs his correspondent that '...the narrative...was produced and read before the Councill this evening' and continues to add that Danby's conjecture was correct, 'the man was employed by Papists. He confessed at last that Mr. Collins had gott him on work. He is to find justice for his good behaviour. The finds of his examination I shall humbly take leave to comitt to this Gentleman rather than to writing.' With blank integral leaf. VG Thomas Osborne (1632-1712) 1st Duke of Leeds, commonly known as the Earl of Danby. English Statesman, Lord High Treasurer 1673-79.

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ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: Manuscript Document issued

Lot 666: ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: Manuscript Document issued

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Description: ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: Manuscript Document issued during the English Civil War, being a D.S. by Thomas Lawton and Robert Nairne, one page, oblong folio, 1st January 1647/8, the indenture being a lease for one year by Colonel John More, Governor of the County of Louth and Garrison of Dundalk, to Thomas Lawton, Commissary of Victuals for the said Garrison, of the watermill near the Moyle Castle in County Louth which belongs to the Dundalk Garrison with all buildings and watercourses, dams etc., for an annual rent of £13.6.8, to be paid in four quarterly payments. More also covenants to grant a warrant, on reasonable request by Lawton, to the inhabitants in and near Knock bridge 'for the bringing home a millstone from thence to the forsayd water mill' and Lawton covenants when this has been done he will at his charges 'lay the same, and at the end of the sayd terme soe leave yt: & the mill & Howse in tenantable repayre.' Some light overall creasing and foxing and a few small areas of paper loss to the edges, not affecting the text or signatures. G

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CHARLES II: (1630-1685) King of England, Scotland

Lot 667: CHARLES II: (1630-1685) King of England, Scotland

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Description: CHARLES II: (1630-1685) King of England, Scotland & Ireland 1660-85. D.S., Charles R, as King, at the head, one page, folio, Court at Whitehall, 15th January 1670. The manuscript document is addressed to Sir Stephen Fox, Paymaster General of the Land Forces and Garrisons, and is a warrant for a payment of £1625.17.04 to be made to James, Duke of Monmouth, 'The same being due to Our owne Troope of Guards Commanded by the said Duke of Monmouth upon the muster of the 20th of November 1669 Inclusive, to the 15th of January following Exclusive being Fifty six dayes according to Our Establishment and the muster Roll.' Signed to the verso by the Duke of Monmouth (his signature a little light in places, although perfectly legible). With blank integral leaf. Three very minor, light stains to the left edge, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise about EX. Sir Stephen Fox (1627-1716) English Politician, Paymaster of the Forces 1661-76, 1679-80. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685) English Nobleman, the eldest illegitimate son of King Charles II and his mistress Lucy Walter. Captain and Colonel of His Majesty's Own Troop of Horse Guards 1668-79 and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces 1674-85. Monmouth was executed by beheading in 1685 after making an unsuccessful attempt to depose his uncle, King James II, in the Monmouth Rebellion. A rare combination of signatures - only one other document signed by both King Charles II and the Duke of Monmouth is recorded by American Book Prices Current as having been sold at auction (Sotheby's, 13th March 1979).

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CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA: (1638-1705) Portuguese wife

Lot 668: CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA: (1638-1705) Portuguese wife

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Description: CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA: (1638-1705) Portuguese wife of King Charles II, Queen Consort of England, Scotland & Ireland 1662-85. D.S., Catherina R, (a particularly fine, bold example), as Queen Consort, at the head, one page, folio, Whitehall, 14th October 1679. The manuscript document is addressed to Sir James Butler, Attorney General, and is a warrant requiring him to draw up Letters Patent ('fitt for Our Signature') appointing Robert Jackson 'to be Our Particular Receivr. of Our Rents & Revenues in the County of Yorke & Lenox Lands' with the usual fee of 2% for portage. Countersigned at the foot by Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl Clarendon (1638-1709) English Aristocrat & Politician, Private Secretary to Catherine of Braganza from 1662 and, from 1665, her Lord Chamberlain. Later appointed Lord Privy Seal (1685-87) by his brother-in-law, King James II. With integral leaf. The upper half of the document is mounted to card. Some light age wear, G.

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DE KEROUAILLE LOUISE: (1649-1734) Duchess of

Lot 669: DE KEROUAILLE LOUISE: (1649-1734) Duchess of

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Description: DE KEROUAILLE LOUISE: (1649-1734) Duchess of Portsmouth, Mistress of King Charles II. A.L.S., L Duchesse de Portsmouth, three pages, 8vo, Daubigny, 19th March 1725, to a Lord, in French. The Duchess states that it is a long time since she has received news of her correspondent and continues 'I am reduced to the worst of unhappiness, since, my dear my Lord, I am a hundred times more aware of it, For the misfortune to which I am reduced, and which I try to accept with the resignation that I owe to the Lord, would destroy my reason, if I were not really and truly loved by my dear Lord.' The Duchess adds 'Mr. de Gauville, who is here, asks me to convey to you a hundred thousand compliments, and to ask if you still have the intention of giving me the joy and satisfaction of seeing you by coming here in the sring. If so, if he could he know approximately when, he would try to arrange his affairs and his commitments, in order to come and keep you company during your stay.' and further reports 'I have just been sent a piece of news from Paris that would make me really sad, if proved to be true. It is the disgrace of the Count of Cadogan, and you can be in no doubt that I take a most sincere interest in everything that regards him. I do not have all the detail, except that he had been stripped of all his posts. Please assure the Duchess of Richmond of my perfect affection, and say that I share her sorrow, and your own, if this news is true. My dear Lord, tell me what you know of it, and what he stands accused of, for there to have been such severity meted out to a man of his standing. Please embrace Lady Caroline for me. I have also been informed of the marriage of Duroy with Princess Amelie, second daughter of the Prince of Wales. I very much hope that is true. I am no longer able to attend court, on account of my health, my age, and the cruel effects of my affairs.' In concluding the Duchess remarks 'As for me, my dear Lord, I no longer dare to hope for any pleasure or happiness, since great misfortune has been my lot in so many ways. However, if my Lord still loves me, my heart, still tenderly devoted to him, would know some appeasement through the sincerity of a perfect affection for my dear Lord.' A small area at the foot of the final page is crudely torn away, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise about VG. The Duchess lived her last years at Daubigny in France where she was harassed by debt.

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STEWART FRANCES: (1647-1702) Duchess of Richmond

Lot 670: STEWART FRANCES: (1647-1702) Duchess of Richmond

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Description: STEWART FRANCES: (1647-1702) Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, famous for refusing to become a mistress of King Charles II. D.S., F Richmond & Lenox, one page, 8vo, n.p., n.d. The holograph document reads, in full, 'I acknowledg to owe to Winefrid Edwards housemaid Three pounds six shillins and eyght pence for wages due to her while I was the Duke of Richmond's wife in wittness whereof I have here unto lett my hand.' Lightly mounted and with some minor age wear and a few neat splits at the folds, G .

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JAMES II & VII: (1633-1701) King of England &

Lot 671: JAMES II & VII: (1633-1701) King of England &

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Description: JAMES II & VII: (1633-1701) King of England & Ireland and King of Scotland (as James VII) 1685-88. L.S., votre affectionne Cousin Jacques R, one page, 8vo, Windsor, 14th September 1686, to Cardinal Colloredo, in French. The King writes, in full, 'I judged it appropriate to send my cousin, the Count of Castlemaine, as my Extraordinary Ambassador to His Holiness. I have entrusted him in particular with conveying to you the consideration I have for Your Person. I beg you to be assured of this, Cousin, and to accept the expression of my most sincere esteem.' With integral address leaf bearing two red wax seals and the original red ribbons. Together with a printed Act of Parliament, four pages, slim 4to, being part of the Statutes of the Realm (Volume VI, 1685-94, printed in 1819), being the Act to Attaint James, Duke of Monmouth of High Treason, 19th May 1685. Some very light, minor age wear, VG, 2

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HYDE ANNE: (1637-1671) Duchess of York and Albany,

Lot 672: HYDE ANNE: (1637-1671) Duchess of York and Albany,

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Description: HYDE ANNE: (1637-1671) Duchess of York and Albany, the first wife of James, Duke of York, later King James II and VII. Mother of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. Rare A.L.S., with her initial H, one page, 8vo, York, 12th September (1666), to her sister Lady Henrietta Hyde. Hyde refers to having written a long letter to her brother and continues 'I thinke wee ought now to be well enough acquainted to write noe more with ceremony & I begin this soe to give you the example and desire you to follow it' further adding 'this night wee expect your Mother heare, & shee has promised me to stay as long as I doe & I will not faile to....perswade her to come along to Oxford....that I may at anearer distance assure you againe how reall a kindness I have for you.' With integral address leaf in the hand of Hyde and bearing two small red wax seals with the original green ribbons. Autograph letters of Hyde are rare following her death at the age of 34. Some extremely light, minor age wear, VG Henrietta Hyde, Countess of Rochester (1646-1687) English Noblewoman, one of the Windsor Beauties painted by Sir Peter Lely.

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MARY OF MODENA: (1658-1718) Queen Consort of

Lot 673: MARY OF MODENA: (1658-1718) Queen Consort of

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Description: MARY OF MODENA: (1658-1718) Queen Consort of England, Scotland & Ireland 1685-88, the second wife of King James II and VII. L.S., Maria R, one page, 8vo, Windsor, 6th July 1686, to Count Codebo, in French. The Queen announces 'The esteem that I have for your qualities would be enough in itself for me to take an interest in everything concerning you' and continues to express her joy at the news of the birth of her correspondent's grandson, continuing, 'That is why I am sending these lines to congratulate you on this new happiness, and to assure you that I shall always have great respect for your family, and in particular for this new-born child.' Neatly inlaid and with address leaf to the verso. Some extremely light, minor age wear, otherwise VG

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WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland

Lot 674: WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland

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Description: WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland & Ireland 1689-1702. A good L.S., Mon frere, Vottre tres affectione frere William R, as King, one page, 4to, Loo, 9th August 1701, to 'Mon Frere', in French. The King writes, in full, 'On arriving in this country, I judged it necessary for the common good to explain my intentions to you, and to learn your feelings on the subject. I therefore judged it appropriate to send you the Count of Galway, Lieutenant General of my Armies, to talk to you on my behalf. Please give him a favourable hearing, and give complete credence to what he will tell you from me, particularly his assurances of the benevolence and sincere friendship of'. Neatly inlaid, otherwise about EX. Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway (1648-1720) French Huguenot Soldier and Diplomat. From 1697 to 1701, a critical period of Irish history, he was practically in control of Irish affairs as Lord Justice of Ireland.

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WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland

Lot 675: WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland

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Description: WILLIAM III: (1650-1702) King of England, Scotland & Ireland 1689-1702. Fine D.S., William R, as King, at the conclusion, two pages, folio, Camp at Cokelburgh [Chippenham, Wiltshire], 6th July 1697. The manuscript document is a record of the proceedings of a Court Martial held at Cokelburgh on 2nd July 1697, presided over by Thomas Fairfax, listing the various military personnel present, and relating, firstly, to the soldier John Whitebread, accused of robbing Collingwood of a trunk of linen fourteen days earlier and the crime being fully proven, 'The Court Martiall are unanimously of Opinion That the prisonr: is Guilty of Breach of the 20th article of Warr and doe sentence him to be putt to Death accordingly' as well as the soldiers John Justice and William Clarke, both accused of desertion, 'and they bring in different storys giveing no satisfactory account of themselves to the Court. The Court Martiall are of Opinion That they are both Guilty of Breach of the 23rd Article of Warr, and sentence them to be putt to Death accordingly' and finally the soldiers John Waye and Thomas Coldman, both acquitted of desertion as the proof against them was insufficient. Signed at the foot by Thomas Fairfax. At the conclusion of the document King William III has signed a statement approving of the proceedings of the Court Martial 'and to order Execution accordingly'. Some light age wear and a few neat splits at the edges of the folds, repaired to the verso. About VG

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MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland &

Lot 676: MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland &

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Description: MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland 1689-1694, with her husband King William III. A good A.L.S., with her initials M R, one page, small 4to, St. Germain, n.d. ('Dimanche 3 heures'), to the Duc de Lauzun, in French. The Queen states 'I have just received word from England, which I am sending you, not daring to send it directly to the King, because he distrusts all news, and doubts even those I have myself received from Ireland. However I would like to think that some part of this may be true, and await confirmation of it at any moment.' and continues 'In the name of God, may the help that we have resolved to send to Ireland arrive, for if we do not follow up the good run of small successes we have had, it will be of no advantage to us at all. There have been so many bad results, that we are having trouble believing the good. However, God will help us, and as long as the King of France comes to our aid, we can return to England without a miracle. It is high time to realise that if we lose it, we shall also be lost with it, but I am wasting my time telling you all this, since you understand it better than I do, and, after myself, I believe you hold this closer to your heart than anyone else on earth.' With integral address leaf bearing a small red wax seal. VG.

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MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland &

Lot 677: MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland &

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Description: MARY II: (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland 1689-1694, with her husband King William III. A.L.S., Marie R, one page, 8vo, 28th February n.y., to Madame d'Overkirke, in French. The Queen announces 'I was very touched to learn of the death of Lady Lansdown' and continues 'I admit I was even surprised by it, as I did not know she was ill. I shall pray that God may give you the consolation you need, and which can assuredly only come from Him. It seems that He has given you the good fortune to hold the things of this world in the right perspective. I hope with all my heart that by this admirable example, added to many others that we see each day, we can be equally detached from the world and submit ourselves to the will of God as we should, so as to be prepared for death, so full of uncertainty.' With integral address leaf bearing a small red wax seal. VG Frances van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck (d.1720) Lady of Overkirk, wife of Henry de Nassau, Lord of Overkirk (1640-1708) Dutch Military General, second cousin of King William III and his Master of the Horse 1689-1702.

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ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland &

Lot 678: ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland &

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Description: ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland 1702-07 and Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain 1707-14. A fine L.S., Your Good Cousin, Anne R, as Queen, two pages, small folio, Palace at St. James, 10th March 1702, to Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, in Italian. The Queen states 'It is with considerable pain that we share with you news of the death of our illustrious brother, our dearest, most serene and powerful lord William III, by the grace of God, of glorious memory, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, our truly human lord, who was consumed by fever and within a very few days, on the Eighth of this month, was removed from this life.' and continues 'We feel deeply how serious this loss will be, not only for Britain but for most of Europe, desirous of a figurehead and protector, and who by this excellent king's death are doubly robbed. However, we are confident with new hope at the dawn of our reign upon the British throne. As our predecessor, we shall make every effort to cultivate, establish and retain friendships among princes, which all sides will agree not to allow to be extinguished by changing allegiances.....Certainly, for our part, we shall never cease to strive to maintain the warmth of affection of such relationships, and renew our efforts every day to strengthen them.' With integral address leaf bearing a blind embossed paper seal (small area of paper loss at the base of the page, evidently caused when the letter was originally opened). Two small, dark stains to the upper and lower right corners of the first page, also evident on the second page, only very slightly affecting one word of text and not the signature. Otherwise VG. Johann Wilhelm II, Elector Palatine (1658-1716) Ruler of the Electoral Palatinate of the Rhine in the Kingdom of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire 1690-1716. On 8th March 1702 King William III died of pneumonia, caused by a complication from a broken collarbone following a fall from his horse, Sorrel. Anne became Queen upon the death of William III, just two days before signing the present letter. She was immediately popular, distancing herself from her late Dutch brother-in-law, and in her first speech to the English Parliament, on 11th March, declaring 'As I know my heart to be entirely English, I can very sincerely assure you there is not anything you can expect or desire from me which I shall not be ready to do for the happiness and prosperity of England.'

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GEORGE OF DENMARK: (1653-1708) Duke of Cumberland,

Lot 679: GEORGE OF DENMARK: (1653-1708) Duke of Cumberland,

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Description: GEORGE OF DENMARK: (1653-1708) Duke of Cumberland, husband of Queen Anne. L.S., George, one page, folio, Admiralty office, 7th October 1708, to the Gentlemen of the Navy Board. The Prince confirms that the Folkestone will require dry dock and states that he has ordered her to Chatham 'and do hereby desire and direct you, upon her arrivall there, to cause her to be Dockt, Refitted, Cleaned and Victualled for three Monthes in the same manner as was directed to be done at Sheernesse...' With blank integral leaf. Some very light, minor age wear, VG HMS Folkeston was a 44-gun Fourth Rate Royal Navy ship of the line launched in 1703 and broken up in 1727.

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STUART JAMES EDWARD FRANCIS: (1688-1766) Prince of

Lot 680: STUART JAMES EDWARD FRANCIS: (1688-1766) Prince of

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Description: STUART JAMES EDWARD FRANCIS: (1688-1766) Prince of Wales, son of the deposed King James II and VII. Known as The Old Pretender. L.S., James R, with one word of text in his hand, one page, 8vo, Rome, 1st February 1736, [to Lord Dillon]. The Prince thanks Dillon for the 'zealous and hearty expressions' contained in his letter on the occasion of the New Year and continues 'I am glad your private affairs are in so good a way, and hope you will be able to settle them to your satisfaction the next time you cross the seas.' VG.

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SOBIESKA MARIA CLEMENTINA: (1702-1735) Polish

Lot 681: SOBIESKA MARIA CLEMENTINA: (1702-1735) Polish

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Description: SOBIESKA MARIA CLEMENTINA: (1702-1735) Polish Noblewoman, wife of James Francis Edward Stuart, The Old Pretender. Rare A.L.S., Clementine R, one page, 8vo, Dallbano (?), 25th June 1720, [to Lady Dillon], in French. Clementina states that she is very touched by the kind compliments her correspondent has sent her via Mr. Glasgo and continues 'Believe me that I am very much looking forward to being able to make your acquaintance personally, and discovering the qualities which the King has often spoken of. I am also looking forward to meeting General Dillon.' With blank integral leaf. Autograph letters of Clementina are rare following her early death at the age of 32. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, VG Catherine Sheldon, wife of Arthur Dillon (1670-1733). Sheldon was the daughter of an English Jacobite family and had been a Maid-of-Honour to Mary of Modena, Queen consort of King James II.

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STUART CHARLES EDWARD: (1720-1788) Jacobite

Lot 682: STUART CHARLES EDWARD: (1720-1788) Jacobite

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Description: STUART CHARLES EDWARD: (1720-1788) Jacobite Pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, or The Young Pretender. D.S., Charles P. R., at the conclusion, two pages, small 4to, Paris, 28th December 1765. The manuscript document, in English, is headed Instructions for Mr. Le Comte de Serrant and states, in part, 'You will first of all address yourself to Mr. de Roda to whom you will deliver the letter you are charged with....and to desire he will instruct you as to the allures of the Court and of the means you are to use for the delivery of the other letters to the King and Queen and to the Ministers. So soon as you have had a full conference with Mr. de Roda you will give us an account of it by a letter to be addressed to Mr. John Douglas at Rome under cover to Mr. Belloni and you will be punctual in informing us by every post of every circumstance that may happen in the course of your negociation.....If there shall be question of our friends you are to assure that we have a great number in England, Scotland and Ireland who are very zealous and ready to act whenever a proper occasion shall offer. Philip the 5th granted us a subsidy of 20,000 German florins p month for six months which was paid for three months only - you will act as your discretion shall direct you as to a demand of payment of the three months of this subsidy which are in arrear....' Rare. One small, neat tear at the foot of the page, only very slightly touching a few words of text and not the signature. G Francois-Jacques Walsh de Serrant (1704-1782) was created Comte de Serrant by King Louis XV of France in 1754. His brother, Anthony Walsh (1703-1763), was famous for transporting Charles Edward Stuart to Scotland in 1745. Manuel de Roda (1706-1782) Spanish Ambassador.

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LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of

Lot 683: LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of

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Description: LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of Albany, wife of the Jacobite Claimant to the English and Scottish thrones, Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, The Young Pretender. A.L., unsigned, one page, 8vo, n.p., n.d. ('Lundi 16'), to Countess Ciccogniari, in French. The Countess states that she received her correspondent's letter on the life of La Fontaine and remarks 'He is one of the most original writers in any language, and the least thing concerning him is of the greatest interest.' She continues 'What interests me even more, however, is the state of health of your husband. I am afraid he may have fallen ill again, since he did not favour me with his presence on Saturday, nor yesterday morning. Please give me news of him, and believe me that this illness is depriving me of the pleasure of enjoying his instructive company, and your own, which brings to my over-ornate mind a healthy perspective.' With integral address leaf, signed ('La C. d'albany'). A few small tears to the lower right corner of the first page, only very slightly affecting the text. About VG

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LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of

Lot 684: LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of

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Description: LOUISE OF STOLBERG-GEDERN: (1752-1824) Countess of Albany, wife of the Jacobite Claimant to the English and Scottish thrones, Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, The Young Pretender. A.L.S., La Comtesse Dalbanie, two pages, 4to, Florence, 27th July 1779, to a Count, in French. The Countess announces 'I have had a pressing request for a letter of recommendation for you, and so am happily taking this opportunity to get in touch again. I would like to think you have not altogether forgotten your friends in Italy.' and continues 'Having spoken about myself, let me now thoroughly recommend to your attention Mr. Giacomo Trombara, architect, very skilled in his profession, and whom the Empress has summoned from Rome. I entrust him to your protection, and hope that you will not refuse him, and that he will show himself worthy of your goodness, and that of your respected sovereign, and will make the arts flourish in her realm. The arts will be reborn in your country, even as they perish in Italy. Not only her subjects will owe her recognition for this, but also all lovers and admirers of the great and the beautiful.' With blank integral leaf. Some very light, minor age wear and a few slight traces of former mounting to the integral leaf, otherwise VG. Giacomo Trombara (1742-1808) Italian Architect who, with Giacomo Quarenghi, arrived in Russia at around the time of the present letter and was hired by Empress Catherine II of Russia to design neoclassical building as part of the Russian Enlightenment.

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[STUART CHARLES EDWARD]: (1720-1788) Jacobite

Lot 685: [STUART CHARLES EDWARD]: (1720-1788) Jacobite

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Description: [STUART CHARLES EDWARD]: (1720-1788) Jacobite Pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, or The Young Pretender. [MURRAY LORD GEORGE] (1694-1760) Scottish Jacobite General, noted for his 1745 campaign under Bonnie Prince Charlie into England. Manuscript Document issued in the name of Charles, Prince of Wales, Regent of Scotland, England, France and Ireland and the Dominions, and bearing a stamped signature of Lord George Murray at the foot, one page, folio, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 2nd October 1745. The document allows William Hogg, an Edinburgh Merchant, and his clerks or family members 'to pass and repass from and to his House in the Castle Hill of Edinburgh without let or molestation.' With blank integral leaf. Some light age wear, otherwise VG

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ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland &

Lot 686: ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland &

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Description: ANNE: (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland 1702-07 and Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain 1707-14. A good D.S., Anne R, as Queen, at the head (a particularly bold example of the Queen's signature), one page (vellum), oblong folio, Court at St. James's, 23rd February 1708. The manuscript document is a military commission appointing Charles de Pontheon to be a Captain of a Company in the Regiment of Portuguese Foot of which Colonel Constantine De Magny is Lieutenant Colonel. Countersigned at the foot by Sir Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1675-1722) English Statesman, a member of the Whig Junto and disliked by Queen Anne. With a few small remnants of the red wax seal. Some light age wear, otherwise a clean and attractive document, VG

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[GEORGE II]: (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and

Lot 687: [GEORGE II]: (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and

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Description: [GEORGE II]: (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1727-60. A good Royal Letters Patent, featuring an Initial Letter Portrait of King George II, one page (vellum), large folio, Westminster, 25th March 1741. The manuscript document is a warrant appointing Styan Thirlby to be the King's Waiter in the Port of London following the death of Samuel Dawson. With three elaborately decorated engraved borders to three sides of the document, and with the Great Seal of King George II affixed at the base with the original red and white cords, the brown wax seal of six inch diameter and depicting the King crowned and enthroned in state to the recto and on horseback to the verso (contained in half of the original circular tin case). Some light overall age wear and minor faults, nevertheless a handsome document with a good impression of the Great Seal, G. Styan Thirlby (1686?-1753) English Critic and Theologian.

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GEORGE III: (1738-1820) King of the United Kingdom

Lot 688: GEORGE III: (1738-1820) King of the United Kingdom

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Description: GEORGE III: (1738-1820) King of the United Kingdom 1760-1820. D.S., George R, as King, at the head, one page (vellum), oblong folio, Court at St. James's, 21st March 1783. The partially printed document is a military commission appointing William Hamilton to be an Ensign in the 88th Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel Thomas Keating. Countersigned at the foot by Lord North (1732-1792) British Prime Minister 1770-82, Home Secretary 1783. With blind embossed paper seal affixed. Some very light, minor overall age wear and creasing, about VG

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