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Henry Perronet Briggs (1792-1844) - Samuel Cocker of Hathersage (1790-1841)

Lot 118: Henry Perronet Briggs (1792-1844) - Samuel Cocker of Hathersage (1790-1841)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

July 11, 2014, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: Oil on canvas 76.5 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in) Samuel Cocker was a wire drawer involved with the manufacture of hackle pins for combing wool and raising the nap on cloth.

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Lot 212: Beaufort (Daniel Augustus) - Memoir of a Map of Ireland,

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

July 11, 2014, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: first edition , list of subscribers, folding engraved map (hand-coloured in outline), errata slip, map rather foxed and offsetting on to text ff., occasional spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, sold by W.Faden [ ], 1792 § Curwen (John Christian) Observations on the State of Ireland, Principally Directed to its Agriculture and Rural Population, 2 vol., first edition , occasional spotting, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked in 20th century buckram, corners worn, [Perkins 442], 1818; and 4 others, Ireland, 4to et infra (7)

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Lot 305: The First [-Seventeenth] Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

July 11, 2014, 1:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: The First [-Seventeenth] Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state and condition of the Woods, Forests, and Land revenues of the Crown , 17 parts in 3 vol., some staining to inner gutters, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked in early 20th century morocco, gilt, spines with double black morocco labels, corners worn, vol.3 nicked at foot, rubbed, 1792; and the report for 1812, folio (4)

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Two Colt Ejectorless Model 1877 Lightning Revolvers -A) Early Colt Etched Panel Lightning Revolver

Lot 248: Two Colt Ejectorless Model 1877 Lightning Revolvers -A) Early Colt Etched Panel Lightning Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,900

Description: Two Colt Ejectorless Model 1877 Lightning Revolvers -A) Early Colt Etched Panel Lightning RevolverTwo Colt Ejectorless Model 1877 Lightning Revolvers -A) Early Colt Etched Panel Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1878.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 3 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 4439B) Colt Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1893.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 3 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 93886

Condition Report: OD WW

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with American Express Co. Marking

Lot 254: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with American Express Co. Marking

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400

Description: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with American Express Co. MarkingManufactured in 1902. The back strap is marked "Am. Exp. Co. 801". And "801 is on the right side of the frame.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877BBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 133948

Condition Report: OE NPRF

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Three Colt Model 1877 Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Lightning Revolver

Lot 260: Three Colt Model 1877 Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Lightning Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,800

Description: Three Colt Model 1877 Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Lightning RevolverThree Colt Model 1877 Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1907.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 6 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 162690B) Colt Ejectorless Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1887.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 2 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 61436C) Colt Ejectorless Thunderer RevolverManufactured in 1898. Barrel crudely shortened.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 ThundererBBL: 3 1/4 inch roundStock: Gauge: 41Finish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 108963

Condition Report: OE

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 264: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action RevolverManufactured in 1906.Manufacturer: ColtModel: LightningBBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: nickel/goldGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 160526

Condition Report: OB PRF

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Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

Lot 265: Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,600

Description: Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter RevolverTwo Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter RevolverManufactured in 1904. Ejector assembly absent.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1878BBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 50754B) Colt Model 1877 Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1896. ejector rod assembly absent.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 104149

Condition Report: OE WW

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Two Smith & Wesson Top Break Revolvers -A) S&W; Number Three Schofield Revolver

Lot 266: Two Smith & Wesson Top Break Revolvers -A) S&W; Number Three Schofield Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,600

Description: Two Smith & Wesson Top Break Revolvers -A) S&W Number Three Schofield RevolverTwo Smith & Wesson Top Break Revolvers -A) S&W Number Three Schofield RevolverMade c.1875-1877.Manufacturer: Smith & WessonModel: SchofieldBBL: 7 inch solid ribStock: Gauge: 45 SchofieldFinish: nickelGrips: walnutSerial Number: 4273B) S&W New Model Number Three RevolverMade c.1878-1912.Manufacturer: Smith & WessonModel: 3BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Gauge: 44Finish: blueGrips: plasticSerial Number: 25008

Condition Report: OC PRF

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Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt New service Revolver

Lot 479: Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt New service Revolver

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $850 - $1,200

Description: Two Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt New service RevolverTwo Colt Double Action Revolvers -A) Colt New service RevolverManufactured in 1917.Manufacturer: ColtModel: New ServiceBBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 45 LCFinish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 144682B) Colt Model 1877 Lightning RevolverManufactured in 1902.Manufacturer: ColtModel: 1877 LightningBBL: 4 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 38Finish: blue/casehardenedGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 134983

Condition Report: OE

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Five Double Barrel Shotguns -A) American Gun Co Model The Wyco Hammerless Shotgun

Lot 730: Five Double Barrel Shotguns -A) American Gun Co Model The Wyco Hammerless Shotgun

by Rock Island Auction Company

July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,900

Description: Five Double Barrel Shotguns -A) American Gun Co Model The Wyco Hammerless ShotgunFive Double Barrel Shotguns -A) American Gun Co Model The Wyco Hammerless ShotgunLOP 13 3/4", 2 3/4" chamber, choked full/full. Manufactured 1898-1941Manufacturer: American Gun Co New York Model: Hammerless Side by SideBBL: 30 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 24401B) Union Fire Arms Hammerless ShotgunLOP 14", 2 3/4" chamber, both barrels full choke. Manufactured from 1894-1902Manufacturer: Union Fire Arms Company Model: SidelockBBL: 30 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 11958C) Stevens Model 5100 Hammerless ShotgunLOP 14", 2 3/4" chamber, choked improved cylinder/cylinder. Manufactured from 1877-1988Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co Model: 5100BBL: 28 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 20Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 5100D) Hunter Arms Model Fulton Hammerless ShotgunLOP 14", 2 3/4" chamber, choked full/cylinder. Manufactured 1888-1945Manufacturer: Hunter Arms CompanyModel: FultonBBL: 28 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 20Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 26985E) Unmarked Double Barrel Hammer ShotgunLOP 13 1/4", 3" chamber, choked improved cylinder/modified.Manufacturer: UnknownModel: Side by SideBBL: 26 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 410Finish: blueGrips: Serial Number: 15577

Condition Report: OD WB

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Falklands Bomber Pilot - 8x12 Inch Photo Of Vulcan

Lot 750: Falklands Bomber Pilot - 8x12 Inch Photo Of Vulcan

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

July 11, 2014, 5:00 PM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £15 - £20

Description: Falklands Bomber Pilot - 8x12 Inch Photo Of Vulcan Bomber Signed By RAF Vulcan Bomber Pilot Martin Withers DFC Who Was A Flight Lieutenant At The Time Of Black Buck 1, The First Of Seven Vulcan Bomber Missions Which Effectively Marked The Beginning Of The Falklands Conflict. The 16-Hour Flight From Ascension Island To Port Stanley And Back On April 30 And May 1, 1982 Was Also The Longest Non-Stop Bombing Mission In History Good condition

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[American Financiers.] Group of nine letters by important figures in the world of banking in America

Lot 8: [American Financiers.] Group of nine letters by important figures in the world of banking in America

by Profiles in History

July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: 8. [American Financiers.] Fine group of nine letters by important figures in the world of banking in America including:Belmont, August. Autograph letter signed, 4 pages octavo, New York, 14 April 1877, to John Sherman, Secretary of the Treasury. Letter discusses funding of Belmont’s operations. Cooke, Jay. Series of five autograph and typed letters signed, 6 pages various sizes, 11 April 1874 to 28 September 1899, to various correspondences on stocks and bonds. Girard, Stephen. Letter signed, (“Stephn Girard”), two pages quarto, Philadelphia, 28 September 1811, to William Adgate, London, concerning the supercargo of the ship, Good Friends. I have not yet heard of your arrival at your destination, no change since your departure, our poli[ti]cal affairs remain in statu[s]-quo, and will perhaps continue in that state until the opening of Congress when the President’s message &c will devellope our situation with the several Belligerent Powers, should any interresting circumstances appear I will advise you in time…Johnson, A.B. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages legal folio, Utica, [New York], 18 March 1834, to W[ilia]m L. Marcy on what will save the ailing banks. …The Chenango stock will save the banks, but it cannot very greatly relieve the country. It may perhaps accomplish much relief even to the country, butr not permanently I think. If the Bank of the United States is to die, we need something in its stead that shall supply the capital which will expire with the bank…Peabody, George. Letter signed, 2 pages octavo, Salem [Massachusetts], 13 June 1869, to Mr. Childs. The letter discusses his ailing health and mentions two things which seem to be written in error in the Ledger. One is my age, which will be 75 in February next, and the other is the value of the site give by the City of London for my statue. $5,000 - $8,000

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Barnum, P.T. A collection of six letters and documents.

Lot 12: Barnum, P.T. A collection of six letters and documents.

by Profiles in History

July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: 12. Barnum, P.T. A collection of six letters and documents outlining the business dealings of the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Known for unethical business practices, the circus’ sole purpose was to make money, at any cost. That cost often came at the expense of the animals and performers outlined in the letters herewith. Included in this group:Autograph letter signed, 1 page octavo, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 23 April 1877, on his imprinted stationery bearing a wood engraved vignette of his seaside mansion, Waldemere to Mr. Talmadge. He writes in part: I hope you will see the monkey mother & her infant 5 weeks old in my menagerie 27th St. She is a pattern for many a human mother in America. She fondles hugs kisses & nurses her baby with more apparent fondness than my mother ever exhibited in the same vocation! Also I hope you will see the baby lions & the…Stallions. They are wonderful…Autograph letter signed, 2 pages octavo, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 15 May 1878 to Reilly. Barnum writes in full: My managers and myself in consultation this year and last summer agreed that if the London show saw fit to abandon the plan of attacking us as they did early last year, we would not in any manner attack them or stand in their way. Indeed as long as they pursue an honorable and legitimate course they and you have my best wishes. I have heard (I hope incorrectly) that they have recently concluded to pick up any unfavorable notices they could find of me and my show and have them surreptitiously published in other papers. This thing cannot be done long without its coming to the knowledge of myself, my press agents and managers. I therefore write you this friendly letter and shall send a duplicate to your manager to say that if this thing should be done, or any other unfriendly allusions to me or my show be made by them I must of course in justice to my own interests, take such steps as I may think best calculated to retaliate, and also to vindicate myself. The world is wide enough for all to get along friendly and in peace—but those who sow them must not expect to gather grapes.By the late 1870s the Greatest Show on Earth was in existence long enough to inspire several serious rivals. During this period smaller circus owners began suing Barnum for libel and damages, claiming he was using their names and ruining their profits. However, larger circuses such as Adam Forepaugh’s circus, the Sells Brothers’ Great European Seven Elephant Show and the London Circus, presided over by James A. Bailey were also taking away large shares from the market Cut throat advertising wars with the London Circus exhausted Barnum to such an extent that in 1880, after meeting several times with Bailey, he signed a contract to form what was later to become the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.Autograph letter signed, 1 page quarto, New York, 14 November 1878, on letterhead stationery with an engraved portrait of Barnum in the upper left-hand corner to W.H. Vanderbilt, Esq. Barnum writes in full: Dear Sir-I have consulted my managers about the Hippedrome building & find they feel as if this is our last visit here. This makes twice that we have lost money here & we give it up. The expenses of the building are far too high for these times. The building requires many repairs, the room leaks badly and the whole sadly needs painting.Barnum, General Manager and Sole Proprietor of The Greatest Show on Earth built the Hippodrome in 1874. He writes to financier Vanderbilt that he can no longer afford the facility. For twenty years of its existence, Barnum opened each spring in New York City, usually at the Hippodrome, now known as Madison Square Garden. Autograph letter signed, 1 page octavo, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 10 February 1881, on imprinted Barnum Building stationery to A. Houghton. Barnum writes in full: I own only $2500 worth of Cattle Bonds and I never give them a thought. I paid par for them but had rather seen the amount in some other way then to fret over them. Daniel W. Sherwood is considered here where he was born an honest man, and he certainly is also a worker. He may misjudge sometimes & perhaps be too hopeful. I am nearly 71 years old & have no ambition to embark in any enterprise. Any plan which the majority of bond holders prefer I shall undoubtedly agree to unless it involves the investment of more money.Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, octavo, Adirondack Mountains, New York, 22 August 1888, on imprinted stationery of Paul Smith’s to [James A.] Bailey, his partner. Barnum writes in part: Forepaugh says our man Cook is slippery –cares only for Cook and needs watching badly…He says Adam is training a pony to turn a double back summersault. He has 2 double summersault dogs, who perform at the same time in one ring. He pays much less salaries than we do. He says that in Boston he turned them away at each & every performance. Barnum mentions Forepaugh being Adam Forepaugh, a rival circus manager from Philadelphia. Among Barnum’s major concerns in the circus business were earnings and the performers who generated those earnings, both of which are reflected in this letter. The 1880s proved to be a decade of continued prosperity for Barnum and his business partners, James A. Bailey and James L. Hutchinson. Ringling, John. Document signed, 1 page, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 29 April 1911 on a check imprinted with color portraits of Barnum and Bailey surrounded by filigree and circus animals to M B Bulter-Agent and endorsed by him on the back. $6,000 - $8,000

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Cobb, Tyrus Raymond. An interesting set of two handwritten letters.

Lot 33: Cobb, Tyrus Raymond. An interesting set of two handwritten letters.

by Profiles in History

July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: 33. Cobb, Tyrus Raymond. An interesting set of two handwritten letters remarking on his personal life for a biography years after his golden years. He also writes about legendary pitcher, Walter Johnson.Autograph letter signed (“Ty Cobb” and “Ty”), 7 pages quarto, Menlo Park, California, 21 February 1953, on personal letterhead stationery in green ink to a writer he calls “Darby”. Cobb writes to “Darby” regarding a biography he is working on. Cobb responds, giving consent for use of biographical material in Darby’s book, but regrets he can’t help out with any particular task. In a lengthy letter, Cobb, on his early amateur career, writes of the opposition he met from his father to baseball.Cobb writes in part: …I played amateur baseball in Royston, Ga. Without knowledge of my father. I wrote every club that was being formed as South Atlantic League had only one reply from Con Strouthers Mgr. Augusta Club, he extended the privilege of a try out if I paid all my expenses, rail fare and hotel also furnish own uniform. I was more than happy, his generous offer, I worked in their training period, not too many tryouts back that time 1904, first baseman Harry Bussey had some contract difficulties and was not allowed to play in first two games of opening of season, center fielder McMillan played first base and someone had to play in his position and there was no one else but me, no doubt you can dig up box scores of those first two games, I really did well, was only 17 years of age, naturally green, third game Bussey back at first base, McMillan in center and Cobb released, I was leading the club in hitting, the part about calling up my father and he saying not to come home a failure was very true and very unusual and unexpected as coming from my father, in explanation, he opposed my playing baseball as a profession, he was in position to get and did have an appointment to West Point, which was bondage to me and I opposed then it was to University of Ga. That he wanted me to go, I was not quite ready at 17, so I had signed contract, not of age, etc., my clothes packed, train leaving next morning, I had to announce my acts and desires to leave after dinner the night before I was to leave, early next morning, well it was up & down the floor, hands behind his back, and my father being an unusually well educated man and an outstanding orator, I probably heard the greatest arguments any boy ever heard against baseball and going straight on the downward path, associates, etc. it simply was not done in those days be southern boys, (professional baseball)…Then, Cobb writes about going to Amiston, Alabama to join the semi-pro league, and details the “peanut” incident, when he dropped a ball hit to him as he unsuccessfully tried to mask the fact the he was eating from a bag of peanuts hidden in his glove. Cobb continues about his eventual career in baseball, indicating I had no serious thoughts to make baseball a profession drifted along with the spirit of the club.Autograph letter signed (“Ty Cobb”), 1 page quarto, Menlo Park, California, 15 May 1955 on personal letterhead stationery in green ink to Dr. Turner.The legendary pitcher writes in full: Dear Dr. Turner: I feel much complemented the sentiments you express—also honored you would want my autograph—also that you should take time to remind me of happenings baseball wise of the past. I fully appreciate the great class and ability of the players you mention as having seen and followed—also in your expression of Detroit trying to beat ‘poor old Walter Johnson’—first I assure you when we were fortunate to win against Walter, it was with great effort—also when you use the world ‘poor’ I realize fully what you mean. Walter had to strive so hard and he had so little back of him, defensively and offensively for so many years of his career, only a few after he had lost his great ability did he enjoy a stronger club. Yes Walter was my idea of the best. I apologize for this for as you see its in character, a baseball, fan letter. With my kindest regards, I am, Sincerely, Ty Cobb.Nicknamed the Georgia Peach, Cobb was the greatest offensive player the game ever saw prior to Babe Ruth. Detroit Tiger outfielder, Ty Cobb, who put on his spikes for 24 years, set numerous records including a lifetime batting average of .366—the highest career batting average in baseball history. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 for his achievements. In this final letter, he mentions pitcher Walter Johnson, known for his nearly invisible pitches, was thought to possess the fastest ball in the game. In 21 seasons with the Washington Senators, Johnson won 416 games. There was no pitching category in which he did not excel. Ty Cobb was supposed to have said that his greatest embarrassment was batting against Johnson on a dark day in Washington; the truth to Cobb’s statement is debatable, as the stats reveal that Cobb batted .335 in 67 games against Johnson. $8,000 - $12,000

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Jefferson, Thomas. Letter signed (

Lot 54: Jefferson, Thomas. Letter signed ("Th: Jefferson"), 2 pages, Philadelphia, 21 March 1793.

by Profiles in History

July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: 54. Jefferson, Thomas. Letter signed (“Th: Jefferson”), 2 pages (9.12 x 7.5 in.; 232 x 191 mm.), Philadelphia, 21 March 1793, to Edward Fox, with the integral blank leaf attached.The beginning of a sensitive and critical period of foreign affairs.Jefferson writes in full: Present appearances in Europe rendering a general war there probable, I am to desire your particular attention to all the indications of it, and on the first imminent symptoms of rupture among the maritime powers, to put our vessels on their guard. In the same event the patronage of our Consuls will be particularly requisite to secure to our vessels the rights of neutrality, and protect them against all invasions of it. You will be pleased also in the same case to give no countenance to the usurpation of our flag by foreign vessels, but rather indeed to aid in detecting it, as without bringing to us any advantage, the usurpation will tend to commit us with the belligerant powers, and to subject those vessels which are truly ours to harrassing scrutinies in order to distinguish them from the counterfeits. The law requiring the consuls of the United States to give bond with two or more good sureties for the faithful performance of their duties, I enclose you a blank bond for that purpose. According to a standing regulation which places our Consuls in Europe in relation with the Minister of the United States in the same country with them, if there be one, and if none, then with their Minister in Paris, and our Consuls in America in immediate relation with the Secretary of State, you will be pleased to have your sureties approved by the person to whom you stand thus referred, and to send the bond when executed, by a safe conveyance, to the Secretary of State, to be disposed of according to law; and this with all the expedition the case will admit: provided this should not have been done before.A copy of the laws of the last Session of Congress will be sent to Mr. Pinckney, Minr. Pleny. of the United States in London to be forwarded to you. You will be pleased to address your letters always to ‘The Secretary of State for the United States of America at Philadelphia,’ without adding the name, in order to prevent the casualties to them which changes in the office might otherwise occasion...Jefferson, who served as Secretary of State throughout 1793, wrote this letter at the beginning of a critical period of foreign affairs. When the French Revolution broke out on 1 February 1793, public opinion toward the French was still favorable, though the conservative groups in America had followed the course of the Revolution in France with growing concern. Jefferson was determined that his country should take no action that would imply opposition to the principles of the French Revolution, but he fully shared the feeling of President Washington and Secretary of Treasury Hamilton that American neutrality was imperative. He successfully urged the avoidance of the word ‘neutrality’ in Washington’s proclamation. However, in order to offend the French as little as possible and in the hope of gaining from the British some concessions in the definition of contraband, he protested vigorously against British infringements of American neutral rights during the war. Yet, Jefferson was unable as Secretary of State to solve the problem of British relations, and he regarded Jay’s Treaty, which was negotiated under the influence of Hamilton as an ignominious surrender of American claims. His tangible achievements as Secretary of State were not commensurate with his devoted labors, but he had fully justified Washington’s confidence in him. Thomas Pinckney was the U.S. Minister to Great Britain from 1792 to 1794. $10,000 - $15,000

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de. A collection of 18 letters.

Lot 60: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de. A collection of 18 letters.

by Profiles in History

July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000

Description: 60. Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de. An exceptional collection of eighteen letters, in French, by the illustrious French General in the American Revolution. The letters span over two decades and discuss major political events and articulate his support of the constitutional principles of the United States, which he believed other nations should follow.An extraordinary archive providing valuable insights into the beliefs of the great General of the American Revolution and his political involvement as an agent for change in France.The present archive of letters starts with Lafayette appealing to the President of the Directory from exile. He states: To see again the homeland which their hearts never left for an instant, to give their blood to the Republic—this is the happiness for which I ask for them…it would be against my reason, it would be even further against my nature, to doubt my rights to the title of French citizen. When…the government expressed the wish that I should not return to France at present, did they not also authorize me to submit to them that the right to return, which is not lost to my two companions of the prison of Amutz [sic] and to myself, should not be lost to the small number of friends, which I took with me, who were taken prisoner with us and several of whom owed their freedom only to the arrival of our victorious armies in Belgium? With the downfall of the French in 1792, the Commune, in establishing a Republic, perceived the attitude of Lafayette as a dangerous conflict to their aims. They felt it highly likely that he would automatically become the arbiter between royalist and republican factions, as indeed he did before. Lafayette was in a position of strength; the National Guard was devoted to him, he was supported by majority of the Assembly, and the Departments were on his side. Further, he found it to be against his conscience to serve France when she was about to depose her king. Hence, the choice was clear: Lafayette, being accused of treachery, decided there was nothing to do but to cross the frontier and surrender himself a prisoner to the Austrians. He remained a prisoner of state until 1797, when Napoleon stipulated his release in the Treaty of Campo Formio; he returned to France in 1799. This collection includes a document signed (“Lafayette”), 1 page legal folio, Gonesse, [France], 4 July 1815, with two red wax seals that discusses an important safe conduct pass for Colonel Balmain, an officer in the Tsar’s service, issued by the Commissaires Français at the Headquarters of His Highness Field-Marshal Prince Blücher and Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, less than three weeks after the Battle of Waterloo. The pass makes allowance for Balmain to travel to the Tsar’s headquarters. At the head of the document, an autograph note in the hand of General Horace Sebastiani supports Balmain’s journey in the name of the French plenipotentiaries, and is signed by Sebastiani, Lafayette, Benjamin Constant and three others. The principal document is signed by Boissy d’Anglas, Andreossy and de Valence. The battle of Waterloo, which was fought on 18 June 1815, was Napoleon’s final defeat, ending 23 years of recurrent warfare between France and the other powers of Europe. It was fought during the Hundred Days of Napoleon’s restoration. Napoleon’s 72,000 troops and the combined forces of the Duke of Wellington’s Allied army of 68,000 and 45,000 Prussians, the main force of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher’s command. Napoleon lost 25,000 men. Wellington’s casualties were 15,000 and Blücher’s were about 8,000. Four days later Napoleon abdicated for the second time. Comte Horace F.B. Sebastiani was the French General and Diplomat who distinguished himself at Marengo, Austerlitz and in the Spanish and Russian campaigns. Benjamin Constant was the French writer and politician who was a protégé of Madame de Staël; he was banished in 1802 for his opposition to Napoleon, returned to France in 1814 when he accepted office under Napoleon during the Hundred Days, then banished again, this time by Louis XVIII in 1815-1816.Lafayette fell into financial troubles after his wife died in 1807. She was in charge of the household formalities and Lafayette’s financial woes led to legal problems, outlined in an autograph letter signed on 21 July 1818.In a letter dated 18 July [1825] to a young liberal aristocrat at the time of the Revolution, le duc de la Rochfoucauld-Liancourt, Lafayette talks about the counter-revolution. I pity from the botton of my heart all those needy people to whom you did so much good, but I certainly don’t pity the fanatics who are definitely losing their honor and will soon lose their power… La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt was inspired by English reforms and put some of them into effect on his model farm at Liancourt. He also founded a school for the children of poor military personnel. In 1789 he was a Député again and under the Restoration he was active in various do-good, liberal ways. He was deprived of his offices because of his liberal attitudes in 1825, and returned to Liancourt, where he continued to do good deeds. The counter-revolution represented the reign of Charles X, when Lafayette was head of the liberal opposition and participated actively in the Revolution of 1830.Mention of the early days of the revolution are seen in an autograph letter signed, most likely during the unpopular reign of Charles X: The comments which you made about the pessimistic system of our opponents, about the tactic, adopted early, of persistently strengthening a disgust for liberty by anarchy and of inciting, at great risk, excesses and crimes in order to attribute them to liberal ideas—these comments…are enlarged and confirmed every day…When the chamber of 1830 opposed the King, he dissolved it, only to find that the succeeding chamber was even more uncompromising. His response, the virtual suspension of the Constitution, led to the revolution which removed him from power in favor of Louis Phillippe, the “Citizen King”.Issues revolving around the July Revolution, events in Europe and the French Revolution are mentioned in a letter signed to Mr. Borély, Procurator General that the Royal Court of Aix on 4 November 1831. He writes: One thought similarly then and notably in the Chamber of Deputies, for my command didn’t come under fire until immediately after this important crisis; but it must also be said that the subsequent riots were exploited within and outside of France with little good faith; they damaged the elections greatly; almost all were without a goal and without means; they were put down with a violence scarcely conforming to my system of action in such cases. He talks about calming both sides and how he disapproves of the new system of quasi-legitimacy, of quasi-restoration which has been established in France. The final autograph letter signed 15 November 1833, in English, concerns encouraging the general cause of freedom. After a lengthy discussion of the illness of his great grandson and detailed instructions on how to get from Paris to LaGrange, he writes: I thank you, my dear general, for the expression of your political feelings, with which I heartily sympathize. Those faite milieu people make us look for every opportunity to forward the general cause of freedom. Yet I am convinced the progress of European civilization is only retarded by their fears at home and their connivance abroad. The movement of 1830 which has again the revolution of 89 shall come to its natural result. During the Revolution of 1830, Lafayette was made Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard. He had wisely taken little part in the great French Revolution of 1789, and died about six months after he wrote this letter.A fine collection of letters revealing Lafayette’s continued involvement in monumental political change with mention of important figures such as George Washington, Monsieur P. Panja, George Saintsbury, Mr. Borély, Peter Du Ponceau, Senator Emmery, and Jean François Reubel. $15,000 - $25,000

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Lister, Joseph. A fine set of seven letters written by the founder of antiseptic surgery.

Lot 97: Lister, Joseph. A fine set of seven letters written by the founder of antiseptic surgery.

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July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

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Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Description: 97. Lister, Joseph. A fine set of seven letters written by the founder of antiseptic surgery to his colleague regarding important and innovative research on bacteria. Highlights of the group include: Autograph letter signed, 2 pages small octavo, 17 March 1881, on his imprinted stationery to Mrs. Arnold. Lister writes in full: I received your letter on my return from a few days stay in Paris. I am much obliged to you for letting me see the enclosed. Sir James Paget was quiet right in speaking highly of Mr. Harrison. I can only hope that the ultimate result in your friend’s case may be better than the last reports lead one to fear. Sir James Paget, to whom Lister refers, became Sergeant-Surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1877. Mr. Harrison is most likely Dr. Reginald Harrison, another English surgeon whose teaching, along with others, was instrumental in raising the Royal Infirmary School of Medicine at Liverpool to the position of the well-equipped medical faculty of the University of Liverpool.Autograph letter signed (“Lister”), 8 pages octavo, Portland Place, 20 December 1900, on black-bordered stationery to Dr. E.J. Thorpe at the Government laboratory in London. Within the letter, Lister discusses mediums to mix with carbolic acid for the purpose of a dressing, namely oil, resin and paraffin. Autograph letter signed, 7 pages octavo, Harrogate, 25 August 1901, to Dr. George Dean, Director of the Serum Department at the Jenner Institute, with original envelope. Lister writes in part: I felt it to be rather unfortunate that your time of absence occurred when the experiments regarding tubercle had to be considered. Of course you know the position . . . I cannot but hope that really valuable results may come from these experiments. We may, I conceive, consider ourselves free at Sudbury think, Koch is wrong, it would be very important matter to show (if it can be done) that human tubercle can be inoculated successfully into a calf… Lister took an active role in advising fellow scientists in their experimentations with animals. In this case, he was concerned with the tubercle bacillus, which he believed could be communicated from humans to cows and vice versa. The theory was in conflict with the conclusions of Robert Koch, the eminent German bacteriologist who had first isolated the tubercle bacillus in 1882. Dr. George Dean, who became the Chief Bacteriologist at the Lister Institute, agreed with Lister; and his experiments led the two men to conclude in 1902 that the human and bovine tubercles were but variations of the same species. Additional letters in the group continue to mention his position and findings on the tubercle bacillus bacteria and his thanks to Dr. Dean for his efforts.A fine group of handwritten letters highlighting the genius of minds in discovering relationships between bacteria that created a dramatic change in medical and surgical history. $5,000 - $8,000

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Staël-Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baronne de. A fine collection of four letters.

Lot 107: Staël-Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baronne de. A fine collection of four letters.

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July 11, 2014, 11:00 AM PST

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: 107. Staël-Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baronne de. A fine collection of four letters by the French writer exiled by Napoleon I, including:Autograph letter, in French, 3 pages octavo, Frankfurt, 26 November 1803, to an unnamed friend.One must be mad to live anywhere else than in France when one is French.The author writes in full: It’s been two weeks, my dear friend, since I last got a line from you, although I need your friendship more than I ever did before. My daughter has had a fever for a week, and here am, among strangers, surrounded by German doctors in an inn, and well, I feel quite miserable. Thank God, she hasn’t been in danger so far; if she were, I couldn’t survive it. I wrote to you from Metz when I left, and from here too, to offer you my [apartment]. How is it that I didn’t get at least a note from you? You know quite well that all I know about life, I have learned from you, and it’s all the more true now that I live abroad Have you seen Villers? Tell him that one must be mad to live anywhere else than in France when one is French. The Germans are quite kind to me, though, and I already have a chest full of poems and notes. I have been writing down some of my reflections about all that, which might be of interest if ever see my friends again, since nothing will ever make me publish one line for any other public than the French. Please do write to me; consider that if you spent five minutes at it every night, the result would be a week of relief for me. But I have never been able to give you an idea of how much your letters please me; you would not be so sparing with them if you knew. Kindly remember me to all those who care for me.Madame de Staël wrote this letter at the beginning of her exile. Her duel with Napoleon, stemming from her recalcitrance to his influence, had led to his orders that she was not to reside within forty leagues of Paris. This occurred in the fall of 1803. After considerable delay she decided to go to Germany. She travelled in the company of Benjamin Constant, by Metz and Frankfurt to Weimar, arriving there in December. She stayed in Weimar during the winter, and then went on to Berlin. Autograph letter signed (“Necker Stael de H”), 3 pages octavo, Rome, 27 March [1805], to an unnamed correspondent; address panel on verso of third page.I may say that all that reaches me from Paris is in harmony with what I have been longing for.Nostalgically, Staël-Holstein writes in full: I have been deeply touched, dear Sir, by the feeling which inspired your article and I can say, without being influenced by my gratitude toward you, that there are some words in it that are remarkable not only for the elevation of thought, but I may add also for the soundness of judgment they indicate when you talk about my father. If you still read Le publiciste you must have seen in it a really touching letter. I may say that all that reaches me from Paris is in harmony with what I have been longing for. In the note on opposite natures, there is a line you wrote which I find extremely witty and true at the same time: there is no doubt that the big difference that exists between some souls, whose cause is unknown from us, makes it impossible for certain persons to understand each other ever and I think I would understand more easily the expression in the eye of some Persian than what some people say, even though they speak French. Thank you very much for giving me the hope that we will see each other in Milan. Your kindness to me makes you feel more attached to me: this is the sure sign of a generous nature. It is in six weeks probably that I will have the pleasure of seeing you again. I have enjoyed the arts and nature in the South of Italy, but my most tender affections were born when I first got to Milan, and returning there gives me a renewed pleasure, since you have shown me so clearly that my friends there have not forgotten me.Autograph letter signed (“Necker de Staël”), in French, 1 page octavo, [no date], to an unidentified lady; mounting remnants on verso of integral blank. Staël sends a poem and asking the recipient to send it on immediately to Madame Lucke. In closing, she confirms that they will meet that evening.Autograph letter signed (“Necker Staël de Holstein”), in French, 1 page octavo, Monday [no date], Hotel de Pologne, to Monsieur Beurgoin; mounting remnant on verso of integral blank. Staël invites Monsieur Beurgoin to call on her, and giving notice that she will call on Beurgoin and his wife when she is in Paris for a few days before returning to Coppet. $4,000 - $6,000

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THEATRE: Selection of signed programmes for

Lot 127: THEATRE: Selection of signed programmes for

by International Autograph Auctions

July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: THEATRE: Selection of signed programmes for various theatrical productions etc., including John Malkovich, Juliet Stevenson, Martin Sheen, Petula Clark, Sheila Gish, Harry Worth, Victor Spinetti, Maureen Lipman, Carl Davis, Alan Bennett, Sylvester McCoy, Felicity Kendal, Neil Pearson, Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Chaim Topol, Lulu, Norman Rossington, June Whitfield, Googie Withers, John McCallum, Anthony Head, Frank Finlay etc. Most are multiple signed. G to generally VG, 19

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ACTRESSES: Selection of signed postcard

Lot 211: ACTRESSES: Selection of signed postcard

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: ACTRESSES: Selection of signed postcard photographs and some slightly larger by various film and television actresses including Marlene Dietrich, Rula Lenska, Susannah York, Gemma Craven, Pauline Collins, Koo Stark, Phyllis Calvert, Jenny Seagrove, Phyllis Logan, Eleanor Bron, Susan Hampshire, Googie Withers, Kate O'Mara, Jane Asher, Eleanor Summerfield, Miriam Karlin, Chili Bouchier, Barbara Murray, Jill Bennett, Miranda Foster, Sarah Miles, Dora Bryan, Margaret Lockwood, Virginia McKenna, Sylvia Syms, Anna Neagle, Francesca Annis, Janet Suzman, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse etc. Generally VG, 53

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AUTOGRAPH ALBUM: An autograph album containing

Lot 299: AUTOGRAPH ALBUM: An autograph album containing

by International Autograph Auctions

July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: AUTOGRAPH ALBUM: An autograph album containing over 80 signatures by various film stars and entertainers including Orson Welles, Edward Underdown, Muriel Pavlow, Isabel Jeans, Robertson Hare, Ralph Lynn, Phyllis Calvert, Terence Morgan, Mervyn Johns, Natasha Parry, David Farrar, Ronald Howard, Peter Graves, Bud Flanagan, Charles Naughton, Jimmy Gold, Teddy Knox, Jimmy Nervo, Diana Dors, Googie Withers, Brian Reece, Mary Martin, Sugar Chile Robinson, Bill Johnson, Forrest Tucker, John Clements, Lana Morris, Margaret Johnston, Christine Norden, Michael Medwin, George & Beryl Formby, John Mills, Joyce Carey, The Delta Rhythm Boys (Traverse Crawford, Lee Gaines, Carl Jones, Kelsey Pharr & Rene DeKnight), violinist Yehudi Menuhin etc. Many pages are multiple signed and some have small attached newspaper and magazine portraits. VG

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RUFFO TITTA: (1877-1953) Italian Baritone. Vintage

Lot 454: RUFFO TITTA: (1877-1953) Italian Baritone. Vintage

by International Autograph Auctions

July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: RUFFO TITTA: (1877-1953) Italian Baritone. Vintage signed 3 x 6.5 'cabinet' photograph of the dapper Ruffo standing in a full length pose. Photograph by J. A. Suarez & Co of Havana. Signed by Ruffo in bold black fountain pen ink to a clear area of the image and dated Havana, 1915, in another hand, to the lower white border of the image. Together with Tito Schipa (1888-1965) Italian Tenor. Vintage signed and inscribed 4.5 x 7 photograph of Schipa in a head and shoulders pose. Signed in bold blue fountain pen ink to the lower white border and dated 1951 in his hand. Also including Richard Tauber (1891-1948) Austrian Tenor. Vintage signed 11.5 x 9 photograph of Tauber standing in a full length pose on stage at the Kurzaal in Ostend, before a large audience. The conductor and several members of the orchestra can be seen to the side of Tauber. Photograph by Antony of Ostend. Signed by Tauber in dark fountain pen ink to the base of the image, partially across a darker area, and dated Ostend 1936 in his hand. Matted in cream and framed and glazed in the original plain black wooden frame to an overall size of 14.5 x 12.5. An unusual signed image. Some slight silvering to Ruffo's image, about VG, 3

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LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist,

Lot 495: LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist,

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £800 - £1,000

Description: LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist, Illustrator and Poet. A.L.S., Edward Lear, four pages, 8vo, Brighton, 2nd August 1880, to Mrs. Rawson. Lear asks 'Will you give the enclosed 4 notes (no longer present) to Constance from me' and adds 'They may be of some small use in her autographic collection', continuing 'I had hoped to send 4 others (Dukes of Westminster & Argyll, J. Millais & Holman Hunt) but they are all so mixed with other matters that I can't do so. So for present the Earls of Derby & Northbrook, Lord Carlingford & Lionel Tennyson must suffice'. Lear further comments on his work, 'My exhibition - thanks to you & others, - has been a very fair success, but the walls are not as bare as I could have wished...' and the sudden changes to his immediate travel plans, remarking 'arrangements in this delightful country are like a child's card house, if one falls through you are left homeless for 3 or 4 days - since other houses can't take you in, & you must either go back to London or stay in an inn, whence you may count the raindrops if you can or like to do so.' VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. An

Lot 532: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. An

by International Autograph Auctions

July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. An excellent A.L.S., Foy Quiller-Couch (written and signed on behalf of her life-long friend, the daughter of writer Arthur Quiller-Couch), four pages, 8vo, The Haven, Fowey (although 'At Jamaica Inn, Bolventor'), n.d. ('Friday 25', c.1931/32), to Mr. [Reverend] Densham. Du Maurier writes, in full, 'You may remember coming to tea with us some while ago at Fowey. I passed through Warleggan this afternoon on my way to the moors, with a view to calling upon you, and admiring your garden, which I have long understood to be one of the beauty spots of Cornwall. Unfortunately I was quite unable to penetrate through a barricade of barbed wire that appeared to surround the Rectory, and to add to my dismay a number of fierce dogs broke through the bushes and showed every sign of attacking me should I venture closer. I need hardly add that I was extremely disappointed with the futility of my visit, and can only hope that another time luck will be with me, and if I give you warning perhaps the dogs could be controlled and the gates unbarred. The church was fortunately open, and I found it very charming, and much admired the blue colouring inside which seemed to me unusual for Cornwall, and more reminiscent of Brittany. Forgive this long letter, but I felt I must let you know of my visit to Warleggan.' Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by Du Maurier to Reverend Densham. An intriguing letter of fine content and exceptional association. VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 533: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. A.L.S., Daphne, five pages, Hampstead, n.d. ('Wednesday 24th'; c.1936/37), to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier thanks her friend for some material and enquires about some curtains which are missing before sending news of a recent dinner, 'I was as good as a mouse, and enquired no one's age. I sat beside a Col. Smith (dismissed in a gesture by mother as a Colonel of sorts) and a gentleman with spectacles (dismissed by mother as "one of the young Hawkes"). The Colonel of sorts had a bottle of champagne to himself, and made a rather involved speech later in the evening. He paid me a little compliment about "Jamaica Inn", and then said "Of course what I and several others I know of are hoping for, is a book by you about your father" I did not like to say that such a book had already been written, so I murmured something about "I must try one day" Perhaps if he ever comes across it, he will think I have taken his advice' further adding 'The great moment of the evening came when Mr. Ralph Rowe, talking of the beautiful women of Cornwall, said he really must pay a tribute to Miss Foy Quiller-Couch (I began to feel rather uncomfortable for the parents) and he went on to laud you and the ladies under you who had saved the cliffs of Polperro by picking primroses. It was a good thing you were not there, as the Toast-Master might not have had any brandy'. Du Maurier expresses her liking of Colonel Bolitho, 'and when he said it was the duty of the housewives of Cornwall to buy Mevagissy pilchards, I glanced at mother to see if she had the grace to blush. Not a bit of it - she was smiling as complacently as though the Haven was stacked with Pilchards from floor to ceiling'. In concluding Du Maurier reacts to news of her correspondent taking a trip to the Mediterranean, 'I am rather shocked. I am delighted that you are going away, but do not like to think of you breaking the bank at Monte Carlo. Heaven knows what you'll get up to. Probably find yourself in Spain, and having to be rescued.' A social letter of good content, and with a reference to one of Du Maurier's most famous works. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 535: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, four pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, n.d. ('Sunday after Boxing Day', 27th December 1959), to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier thanks her correspondent for her Christmas gifts ('I like the look of the books very much') and continues to send news of how she spent Christmas, 'We had a very pleasant Christmas, with the Guardsman's nice godson, wife, and baby - such a delightful trio, plus little maid-nurse who was very efficient....and of course Tod, Kits and ourselves' and of her husband, Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, '....he is coping with this Civil Defence down here (probably never to be used, but what does it matter?) and is in old Army form ("I have only to give the order and fifty thousand Cornishmen will die..." rubbing his hands - No, you know what I mean! He will tell you with relish about nuclear fall-out when you next lunch, and explain that you must go underground at Trelowarren for 48 hours complete with your animals) Our only sadness has been that his poor mother died last week. It came very suddenly. A sudden pain, a falling unconscious, and then dead three hours later.....We went to the funeral....Let us agree here and now that when our time comes we have no following mourners, and have ashes scattered, like Sir Courtenay. It is such a miserable business.' Du Maurier also refers to her children, Kit and Flavia, 'I have always said she married too young, but what could we do? Nice Alastair is very good and patient, but I have a feeling his very solemnity and grave ways is a contributory cause to the depression - its like a Trollope novel.....the more I see of young things marrying, the more I would advise against, in these days' and briefly mentions her own work, 'I hope to get on with Branwell Bronte with the New Year....But it is rather disconcerting to know someone else is also on the job.' before concluding 'I hope 1960 does not hold difficulties in store for you. I must say, apart from glorious summer weather, I am not reluctant to let 1959 go'. VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 536: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, four pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 1st June 1961, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier writes a social letter to her friend, referring to her husband obtaining signatures on a Nomination paper ('I don't believe they would dare to refuse!') and commenting 'I have been a little alarmed by our Dr. Luther who tells me that the wives of Councilers (sic) are expected to dance the Furrey Dance through the streets of Fowey on Carnival Day. Surely he is pulling my leg? Except (sic) to hear of me being poorly in mid-August'. She also refers to her home at Menabilly, writing 'I come more and more to think of a home like a marriage - the partner may be tiresome at times just as a damp spare room or a faulty stove - but it is "routes" and "roots". To say "There is a very fine property in the market some ten miles distant that would suit you admirably" is rather like being told "There is such a nice woman living the other side of Bodmin who would make you an excellent wife instead of your own. So tell your lawyer to get the divorce papers ready, and be prepared to leave your wife in a twelve-month" ' and further writes of seeing Milton Hall, the home of Earl Fitzwilliam, in Country Life, 'I can't tell you what nostalgia it has brought back, reading about the place and seeing the illustrations, and I realise I have forgotten none of it, and my visits there were the best moments of childhood. It is curious how the things one loved most when very young are always the things that stay deepest and never change. I think the love of spacious rooms and a very old atmosphere must definitely have been planted then.' A couple of small, light tape stains to the head of the pages, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 537: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

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Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. A.L.S., Daphne, two pages, 8vo, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, 13th October 1961, to [Foy Quiller-Couch]. Du Maurier announces 'Yes - but why an elephant, I ask myself? The very thought of you on hands and knees makes me "go below"....I shall learn all in time' and continues to add that she is briefly away from home and has been to Aldeburgh to celebrate her son's upcoming 21st birthday, explaining that 'he has taken a small delightful flat with bow windows right on the sea-front. It sounds absurd, but my dear, such a delightful place, like Jane Austen, full of ladies, who Kit appears to know and invites to sherry! I continue to be amazed by my children. I never connected Kits with a small old fashioned seaside resort, & a shopping basket over his arm, & knowing the best butcher to patronize. I had a glorious week with him, bathing after my breakfast (Why - oh! Why is Suffolk so much sunnier than Cornwall?!)'. She further writes that she is now staying with her daughter, Flavia, 'who lives in a house larger than Versailles, cooks, cleans, and minds the child without help, and seems to thrive on it. Another curious phenomenon. She also smokes black Russian cigarettes through a long holder. The little boy gentle as a mouse.' Some extremely minor, very light age wear to the edges, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 538: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, three pages, 8vo, Menabilly, 11th November 1961, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier states that she has just returned from a two day Civil Defence course at Sunningdale with her husband and continues to refer to a nurse, 'Flavia has landed a temporary for 5 weeks, such a nice, elderly Nanny of the old sort. One would not know there was a child in the house, and its changed into its blouse and red shorts, its hair brushed, and brought to the drawing-room for half-an-hour after tea, where it plays quietly with a few toys....And if, timidly venturing, it throws a little rubber toy on to the sofa, Alastair gravely says "One does not throw toys in the drawing-room, Rupert, only in the nursery." The child turns pink, and stops.' The author further refers to her daughter, 'Incidentally, Flave has painted the most lovely imaginary picture of Castle Dor, as a suggested cover, and I have written to Mr Bozman asking if there is any hope of him accepting it. It really is a lovely thing, and I await his comments.....It shows the earth-work by moonlight, all wind-swept, and rather eerie. I can't believe his own designer could do anything better.' A couple of small, light tape stains to the head of the pages, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 539: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, four pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 25th March 1966, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier announces that the temperature in Istanbul is 46 degrees 'and I have had my instructions from the Swan's Hellenic tour people saying will I wear a label round my neck with my name on at the cocktail party the first night at sea so that I can be identified....I shall be in my cabin far too sea-sick to go to any cocktail party. Now the moment has arrived I am dreading it, and cannot think what induced me to take the tickets.' She continues to refer to her preparations for starting a book on Cornwall, assisted by her son, 'Kits and I had a very interesting time driving round the countryside. We were so pushed for time that we could not delay to call at Trelowarren on this trip....we did pause a moment at Gweek, and I was so horrified at what I saw, possibly preparations for this holiday camp, that we shot off in the opposite direction. The Loe Pool, thank goodness, appeared unchanged, but to show how out of date I am, I had never seen Culdrose airport that dominates the skyline. What a monstrosity! And the Lizard....Those bungalows and shacks are too upsetting for words....Oddly enough, certain places on the north coast have made an impression on me. The head land at St. Agnes (Nat. Trust) not a building in sight, except a stark black mine chimney, abandoned, right against the sea, which makes it all the more significant. And I was impressed by the coast near Godevry lighthouse, and wastes of sand, and a thing called the Red river (red because of tin) that runs into the sea and turns it to blood. Also the Hayle estuary itself, if you shut your eyes to the development behind and across at Delant, you can imagine the first settlers coming from Ireland into the great sweep of the bay, with the Hayle river very wide then and cutting into the country far inland', before reflecting 'Oh, dear, why must Man desecrate everything, at least modern man' and adding 'But the place we almost liked best was that wonderful Minnack theatre. Not a soul there. Now that is something present-day Cornwall can be proud of.' Du Maurier concludes her interesting letter, 'Oh, my dear, Kits and I revisited Warleggan. I have never seen a place so lugubrious. We tip-toed up the tangled drive, remains of the barbed wire still in evidence, and the rectory, uninhabited since the rev Densham was found dead on the stairs, loomed before us, decayed and dreadful. Kits had take his photographs, trembling in his shoes, when a toothless man in a beret suddenly emerged, and said he was the tenant but did not live there. I murmured a tale about knowing the rev Densham years ago, and seeing him walk in the garden with his dogs. The toothless man smiled in a sinister fashion, and said, glancing over his shoulder "He still walks.." The sun had gone down, we were miles from home, Kits and I took one look at each other and fled back to the car we had left in the village!'. A letter of fine content relating to Cornwall and the eccentric Reverend Densham. EX

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 540: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, two pages, 4to, Kilmarth, 16th December 1972, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier thanks her correspondent for a delivery of 'a hamper of the most delicious "goodies" ' and remarks 'I am delighted, with your many mackerels....I may produce them over Christmas'. She further reminisces about a mutual acquaintance, 'Oh, dear, I often think of those days, and dear Miss Roberts lighting the lamp and bringing in my sups then, and saying to me on a wet morning "There's nothing for you to get up for, Miss Daphne". I have felt like this at times this past month when the gales have hammered at my bedroom window! One of the reasons I keep a dog is that I do have something to get up for, to take him walking! But the field across the way is so deep in mud where the cows have trodden that it is like the Somme, and this is when I miss the Palm Walk at Menabilly' before also referring to another mutual acquaintance, 'My dear, I think that poor Jennifer Rashleigh really is a bit odd still. I met her in Brewers the Par grocer, and she turned to me with far too bright eyes and said "Do you know, I tried to commit suicide three times lately" "Oh, dear," I answered lamely, "I wouldn't do that if I were you. You might find yourself somewhere worse than Carlyon Bay" (I was referring to Limbo, but I don't think she knew what I meant)'. In concluding she writes of two sisters, and two old ladies, who will be visiting her over Christmas, 'So really, between the pair of them, I think I shall have to import a butler to bring in the turkey on Christmas Day'. Some light creasing, largely to the edges of the letter, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 541: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. A.L.S., Daphne, two pages, 8vo, Kilmarth, Par, Cornwall, 5th May n.y., to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier announces that she has just returned from Crete and Rhodes after 'a wonderful fortnight' and remarks 'Kilmarth looked so welcoming and "home" and I did not give a thought to Menabilly.' She further arranges a time to meet her correspondent for lunch, 'but you will have to face "Miss Tod" who will be staying. Warn "Miss Mary" of the non-stop chatter.' In a postscript Du Maurier adds that she is to meet the Prince of Wales, 'so I shall be rather haughty'. A little, very minor age wear, otherwise VG

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LITERATURE: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

Lot 551: LITERATURE: Selection of signed pieces, cards,

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: LITERATURE: Selection of signed pieces, cards, A.Ls.S., T.Ls.S., some signed photographs etc., by various writers and novelists including Daphne du Maurier, Kingsley Amis (5), Emlyn Williams, Michael Bond, William Golding, Frederick Forsyth, James Herriot, Beverley Nichols, Alan Bennett, J. B. Priestley, Hammond Innes, Barbara Cartland, Catherine Cookson, Auberon Waugh, Colin Dexter, J. G. Ballard, John Mortimer, P. D. James, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter (2) etc. Generally VG, 39

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FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: A good selection of signed

Lot 580: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: A good selection of signed

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: FAMOUS MEN & WOMEN: A good selection of signed cards (many with small neatly affixed magazine or newspaper photographs), a few signed pieces etc., by a wide variety of famous men and women including Matthew Arnold, Lord Harewood, Cosmo Lang (as Archbishop of Canterbury), Lord Longford, Harold Nicolson, Norman Birkett, Edward R. G. R. Evans, Vivian Ellis, Collie Knox, Bernard Lovell, Christopher Chataway, Kenneth Clark, John Mortimer, Lionel Bart, Mortimer Wheeler, Malcolm Muggeridge, Max Baer, Diana Cooper, Huw Wheldon, Naomi Jacob, Hewlett Johnson, Betty E. Box, Max Robertson, Ludovic Kennedy, Graham Sutherland, Sheila Scott, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Hammond Innes, Francis Durbridge, Norman Hartnell, Ninette de Valois, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham etc. Generally VG, 52

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PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE: (1872-1956) Princess of

Lot 607: PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE: (1872-1956) Princess of

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE: (1872-1956) Princess of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Vintage signed and inscribed 7.5 x 9.5 photograph, the small oval image depicting the Princess in a formal head and shoulders pose. Photograph by Bullingham of London. Signed in fountain pen ink to the lower photographer's mount 'For Robert Hughes from Louise Augusta, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein' and dated August 1903 in her hand. Framed and glazed in the original frame (some damage) to an overall size of 9 x 10.5. About VG

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AUGUSTA VICTORIA OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN:

Lot 650: AUGUSTA VICTORIA OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN:

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: AUGUSTA VICTORIA OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN: (1858-1921) German Empress and Queen of Prussia 1888-1918. Wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II. A fine vintage signed sepia 9.5 x 14 photograph of the Empress standing in a full length pose reading from a book. Photograph by T. H. Voigt and bearing his pencil name at the base of the image. Signed ('Augusta Victoria') in bold pencil to the lower border and dated 20th December 1910 in her hand. Attractively matted in dark crimson velvet with a crown at the head and framed and glazed in the original silver frame by J. C. Vickery of London (hallmarked London, 1910) to an overall size of 13 x 17.5. A good association photograph, having been presented to Clara Butt. VG

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NORTH LORD: (1732-1792) British Prime Minister

Lot 665: NORTH LORD: (1732-1792) British Prime Minister

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £120

Description: NORTH LORD: (1732-1792) British Prime Minister 1770-82. Ink signature ('North') on a good, large, slim oblong 4to piece removed from the conclusion of a treasury document, 1782. With several partial lines of manuscript text and two countersignatures including 2nd Viscount Palmerston. Each of the signatures appear alongside good red wax seals. Together with Duke of Newcastle (1693-1768) British Prime Minister 1754-56, 1757-62. Ink signature ('Holles Newcastle') on a good piece neatly clipped from a document, 19th July 1760. With two countersignatures. G to VG, 2

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GLADSTONE WILLIAM: (1809-1898) British Prime

Lot 670: GLADSTONE WILLIAM: (1809-1898) British Prime

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: GLADSTONE WILLIAM: (1809-1898) British Prime Minister 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94. A.L.S., W E Gladstone, three pages, 8vo, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 24th October 1882, to Lady Brownlow. Gladstone states that he had been disappointed to learn that his correspondent had left town when he called on her to thank her for her kind note and continues 'I count the years since we have met, and remember that I have not many more years to count'. He further adds that he was sorry not to have located Brownlow 'amidst the little bustle of Lady Ailesbury's on Sunday, when Lady Spencer carried me off to luncheon, and it seemed rather necessary to clear the room' and also writes 'I rejoice to think that you have no one to mourn for, or even to sympathise with, in the issue of this short and I trust honourable war. Such has been my case also. What a very touching spectacle it was to witness those grand young men so withered and emaciated, though I trust it is only for the moment.' About EX

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SCHACHT HJALMAR: (1877-1970) German Economist,

Lot 783: SCHACHT HJALMAR: (1877-1970) German Economist,

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July 12, 2014, 11:00 AM GMT

Heathrow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: SCHACHT HJALMAR: (1877-1970) German Economist, President of the Reichsbank 1923-31, 1933-39 & Reich Minister of Economics 1934-37. Bold, dark fountain pen ink signature ('Hjalmar Schacht') and date Berlin, Werhmacht, 1932 in his hand on a stiff 8vo card. A circular sepia magazine portrait of Schacht is neatly affixed above the signature. Together with Albert Speer (1905-1981) Nazi Politician & Hitler's Chief Architect. A vintage 20 mark Reichsbanknote bearing the date Berlin, 7th February 1908, signed by Speer to a clear area of one side in blue ink with his name alone. Some light folds and age wear, G to VG, 2

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Wagenaar, Jan Vaderlandsche Historie. 2 Bde. Mit 2

Lot 125: Wagenaar, Jan Vaderlandsche Historie. 2 Bde. Mit 2

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €300 - €360

Description: Wagenaar, Jan Vaderlandsche Historie. 2 Bde. Mit 2 gest. Frontisp., 4 gefalt. Kupferkarten und 36 Kupfertafeln. Amsterdam, Allart, 1792 u. 1800. 3 Bll., 654, 664 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit verg. RTitel (etwas berieben). Etwas gebräunt, 1 Karte mit Einriss.

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Fuhlrott, Carl Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer

Lot 358: Fuhlrott, Carl Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €600 - €720

Description: Fuhlrott, Carl Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer Felsengrotte des Düsselthales. Ein Beitrag zur Frage über die Existenz fossiler Menschen. Nebst 1 Tafel. S. 131-161. In: Verhandlungen des naturhistorischen Vereins der preussischen Rheinlande und Westphalens. 16. Jg. Mit zus. 3 (gefalt.) Tafeln. Bonn, Henry u. Cohen, 1859. 32, 144, VI, 58, 130, 448 S. (Mod.) HLdr. mit RTitel. Erster Druck. - PMM 342 - NDB V, 724 - Der erste Druck des Berichts über die Entdeckung des später nach dem Fundort benannten "Neandertalers". Fuhlrott vertritt in vorliegendem Bericht die Ansicht, dass es sich bei dem Schädelfund aus einer Grotte im Neandertal nicht um ein pathologisches Exemplar, sondern um die Überreste eines gesunden Menschen einer alten Rasse handelt, die sich erheblich von allen neueren Rassen unterscheidet. "Lange Zeit glaubte man nicht recht an das Alter der Knochen. Virchow und andere waren überzeugt, daß diese seltsame Hirnschale die eines Idioten war, ... nur langsam fand dieser Fund seine Anerkennung." (Bücher, die die Welt verändern, S. 622). - Unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten. First edition. - PMM 342 - Modern half calf. - Johann Karl (Carl) Fuhlrott (1804-1877), German science-teacher & human palaeontologist, received an assortiment of fossilized bones found by two quarry workers in the Feldhofer cave of the Neander Valley in august 1856. He studied the specimens and began to suspect that they were the remains of an ancient and primitive form of human being. A preliminary decription of the fossils was presented at the 'Lower Rhine Medical and Natural History Society', where "Rudolf Virchow and Carter Blake dismissed the bones as the remains of an idiot ravaged by rickets in youth and arthritis in later life. They refused to credit any great age to them" (D.S.B. V, 206). Finally in 1860, Fuhlrott could show his fossils to Sir Charles Lyell, who stated that the specimens were authentically human, named after the finding place 'Homo neanderthalensis'. But the definite scientific recognition followed not earlier than 1886, nearly ten years after Fuhlrott's death.

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Schönwald, Alfred Oesterreichs Kaiserhaus.

Lot 406: Schönwald, Alfred Oesterreichs Kaiserhaus.

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €300 - €360

Description: Schönwald, Alfred Oesterreichs Kaiserhaus. Biographische Gallerie sämmtlicher Glieder des Allerhöchsten Hofes. Mit 38 Porträt-Tafeln in Tonlithographie v. Ignaz Eigner. Wien, Selbstverl. 1877. XVI., 176 S. 4° Illustr. blauer Moirée Seideneinband mit Goldprägung (teils fleckig, berieben, bestoßen u. beschabt). Sehr seltener Privatdruck des umfangreichen Kompendiums mit Porträts der Mitglieder des Hauses Habsburg im 19. Jahrhundert. Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Sissi (Elisabeth), Franz Josef I., Kronprinz Rudolf, Erzherzog Carl Ludwig, Kaiserin Maria Theresia uva. - Goldschnitt, Vor- und Nachsätze passend zu den aufwendigen Rahmungen der Portraits im goldenen Moirée, Seiten bzw. Seidenhemdchen teils etwas braun- bzw. fingerfleckig. *

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Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit auf S.M.S.

Lot 707: Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit auf S.M.S.

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,500 - €1,800

Description: Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit auf S.M.S. Planet. Um 1910. Sammlung von 58 OPhotographien, Vintages, Silbergelatine Abzüge. Versch. Formate 7,5 x 9 cm u. 12 x 16 cm. Mont. in Photoalbum. Quer 4°. HLwd. d. Zt. mit handschriftlichem Titel auf VDeckel (berieben u. bestoßen, Kanten leicht angefranst). Aufnahmen einer Reise in die Südsee, von der Ausreise in Deutschland bis hin zum Kaiserin Augustafluss in Sepik, Deutsch Neuguinea. Mit Abbildungen vom Leben an Bord, der See, an Land, mit Einheimischen, auf Exkursionen u.a. - Photographien stellenweise etw. vergilbt oder verblichen, vereinzelt leicht angeschmutzt. Insgesamt seltenes Zeitdokument in gutem Zustand. Collection of 58 original photographs, vintages, mainly silver gelatin prints, mounted in album with handwritten title on cover (slightly rubbed and bumped, edgses slightly frayed). - Pictures of a journey to the South Sea, from the departure in Germany to the Kaiserin Augusta river in Sepik, German New Guinea. Showing scenes on board, the sea, landscapes, natives, excursions, and others. - Photographs partly slightly faded or yellowed, occasionally lightly soiled. Altogether well preserved, rare time record.

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Sammlung von 86 großformatigen Fotografien meist

Lot 799: Sammlung von 86 großformatigen Fotografien meist

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €650 - €780

Description: Sammlung von 86 großformatigen Fotografien meist des Staatlichen Moskauer P.-I.-Tschaikowski-Konservatorium. Um 1958/60. Silbergelatine Abzüge. Format ca. 23,5x17,5 bis 22,5x29 cm bzw. 53x17cm. Das Konservatorium wurde 1866 von Nikolai Rubinstein gegründet. Teils auch mit gefalteten Panorama-Aufnahmen. Tschaikowski hatte hier bis etwa 1878 eine Stelle als Dozent für Theorie und Harmonielehre inne. Auf dem Konservatorium wurde beinahe die gesamte Elite der russischen Musik ausgebildet, so Rachmaninow, Skrjabin oder Gosman. Die Photographien zeigen Aufführungen, Übungssituationen. Einige Photographien auch mit Tourneebildern aus den USA u.a. - Schöne Photographien. Teils mit leichter Aussilberung vor allem am Rand. Collection of 86 predominantly big sized photographs mostly from the Moscow Tschaikowsky Conservatory. - Fine photographs sometimes with slight fading at the margins.

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Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts Ansicht von

Lot 961: Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts Ansicht von

by Jeschke Van Vliet

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Berlin, Germany

Estimated Price: €500 - €600

Description: Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts Ansicht von Innsbruck. 1862. Aquarell auf festem bräunlichen Papier. 74 x 56 cm. Bezeichnet "FEBS", datiert "Jan. 1862" sowie betitelt "Innsbruck from the Inn window". - Unter Glas gerahmt. Am unteren Rand etwas wasserfleckig, am rechten Rand mit kleinem Einriss.

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DELAGRAVE Ch.

Lot 4110: DELAGRAVE Ch. "Carte Du Theatre De La Guerre", c.1877, large map of the RUSSO-TURKISH WAR.

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July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Athens, Greece

Description: DELAGRAVE Ch. "Carte Du Theatre De La Guerre", c.1877, large 62x94cm. map of the RUSSO-TURKISH WAR. Detailed map centered on Black Sea & Crimea, including Greece, Turkey & Cyprus. Hand coloured according to the colour key of the map. Tears along foldings, one hole 1cm & few tiny holes.

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Lot 4209: "The Princess of Wales at Athens: The Palace and gardens, the Acropolis in the distance", 1877

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July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Athens, Greece

Description: "The Princess of Wales at Athens: The Palace and gardens, the Acropolis in the distance" whole-page (24x32cm) engraving on a page from the British magazine "The Illustrated London News", April 28, 1877.

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Visit of the Princess of Wales to Greece: In the Palace gardens, Athens, 1877

Lot 4210: Visit of the Princess of Wales to Greece: In the Palace gardens, Athens, 1877

by Karamitsos

July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Athens, Greece

Description: "Visit of the Princess of Wales to Greece: In the Palace gardens, Athens" half-page (16x22cm) engraving on a page from the British magazine "The Illustrated London News", May 5, 1877.

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PASPATIS A. G

Lot 4249: PASPATIS A. G "[ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑΙ ΜΕΛΕΤΑΙ ΤΟΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΑΙ ΚΑΙ

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July 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CET

Athens, Greece

Description: "[ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑΙ ΜΕΛΕΤΑΙ ΤΟΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑ ΠΛΕΙΣΤΩΝ ΕΙΚΟΝΩΝ ΥΠΟ Α.Γ. ΠΑΣΠΑΤΗ] PASPATIS A. G., BYZANTINE STUDIES, TOPOGRAFICAL AND HISTORICAL, with a large number of images, printed in Constantinople, by Anthony Koromilas, 1877" (in Greek). With 34 full-page original lithographs of churches. Binding worn, loosened back, broken caps, 12+416 pages, 18,5 x 27 cm. Scarce.

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