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1922-23 Civil War. Mountjoy prisoners printed broadsheets and pamphlet.

Lot 257: 1922-23 Civil War. Mountjoy prisoners printed broadsheets and pamphlet.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €80 - €120

Description: 1922-23 Civil War. Mountjoy prisoners printed broadsheets and pamphlet. The Mountjoy Prisoners - The Truth Of Their Case, a rare single sheet stating Government's case against the prisoners; Eire The Irish Nation Vol. 1, No. 14, 21 April 1923 "In Irish Concentration Camps - List of Women Prisoners"; Poblacht na h-Eireann 10 November 1922 including "The Women in Mountjoy" hunger strike report. (3)

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Two Medals

Lot 362: Two Medals

by Burnt Chimney Auction Gallery

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Wirtz, VA, USA

Description: Prisoner of War POW Medal and WWII Victory Medal

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1922. Civil War Prison Art - a silver brooch from Kilkenny Prison.

Lot 259: 1922. Civil War Prison Art - a silver brooch from Kilkenny Prison.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €100 - €150

Description: 1922. Civil War Prison Art - a silver brooch from Kilkenny Prison. Probably made from a silver shilling or florin, beaten thin and formed into a Tara style brooch, inscribed "KILKENNY PRISON / SARAH / 22 / WITH BEST WISHES". h:1  w:1 in.

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1919-21. IRA Prisoner Art.

Lot 236: 1919-21. IRA Prisoner Art. "The New Plan"

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €100 - €150

Description: 1919-21. IRA Prisoner Art. "The New Plan" A well executed drawing of a two seater sports car incribed B'Kinlar Escape Comm. (Ballykinlar Camp, Co. Down, where War of Independence prisoners were kept). Several well known artists were imprisoned there including Maurice MacGonigal. h:3.75  w:9 in.

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1918-24: Timothy Lynch collection of War of Independence and Civil War prison correspondence

Lot 240: 1918-24: Timothy Lynch collection of War of Independence and Civil War prison correspondence

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €300 - €500

Description: 1918-24: Timothy Lynch collection of War of Independence and Civil War prison correspondence A remarkable collection of prison correspondence sent by Timothy Lynch to his wife and children. The first set of letters starting in March 1918 and continuing to 1924. Most of the letters written during two periods, the first during 1918-19 from H.M. Male Prison Cork and Mountjoy, the second during 1920-21 from Ballykinlar Camp. Much interesting content remarking on his life, prison conditions, trial by court martial, his wife's attempts to keep their business afloat (a general drapers in Kinsale), news and events etc. (59 letters)

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Lot 785: Cunningham,F.

by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €150

Description: Cunningham,F. Notes recueillies en visitant les prisons de la Suisse, et remarques sur les moyens de les ameliorer, avec quelques details sur les prisons de Chambery et de Turin. Suivies de la description des prisons ameliorees de Gand, Philadelphie, Bury, Ilchester et Millbank, et d'un rapport sur le comite des Dames a New-Gate par T.F. Buxton. Genf u. Paris, Paschoud 1820. LXVIII, 87 S. Neuer Bibl.-Hlwd. mit Rsch. - Goldsmiths-Kress, No. 22944. - Insgesamt gutes Ex., St.a.T.

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1923 (31 October to 20 December). Civil War: Collection of Sinn Féin Daily Sheet publications.

Lot 256: 1923 (31 October to 20 December). Civil War: Collection of Sinn Féin Daily Sheet publications.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €200 - €300

Description: 1923 (31 October to 20 December). Civil War: Collection of Sinn Féin Daily Sheet publications. Anti-Treaty propaganda sheets issued by "Sinn Fein Headquarters, 23 Suffolk Street". Numbers 6, 15, 16, 26, 28, 36, 38, 39 and 40. (9) h:13  w:8 in. Other Notes: No. 36. 15th December, 1923: Law and Order; The Dail Bonds. No. 39. 19th December, 1923: The Wave of Crime; "Colonial Governors; News from the Camps & more. No. 40. 20th December, 1923: People of Ireland express your will release the prisoners for Christmas; To all Free State T.D.'s; A Labour Government in England & more. No. 6. 31st October, 1923: Ernie O'Malley T.D; Sean Buckley T.D; Delays and Dangerous; Is a Military Doctor a Medical Man at all? & more. No. 15.10th November, 1923: The Voice of the People; Labour Moves; The Hunger Strike 29th Day; Northern Prisoners; Terrorism in Sligo; Statement of Miss Christina Roche; Ald. Charles Murphy, T.D;& more. No. 26. 23rd November, 1923: The Hunger Strikers; Death of George Connolly, Volunteer; Countess Markievicz; Mrs. J. Ryan repudiates Mr. Mulcahy's statement & more. No. 28. 6th December, 1923: Clear the Camps and Jails for Christmas; The two burials a contrast. No. 38. 18th December, 1923: Christmas is Coming; News from the Camps; Retrenchment and more Salaries. No. 16.12th November, 1923: Unconditional Release; Symbols; Voice of the People; North Dublin Union; Tomas O'Donnchadha, T.D., Kerry; One Law for Prisoner and another for the National Army & more.

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Identity tag of a POW of the Japanese

Lot 59: Identity tag of a POW of the Japanese

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM ACST

Adelaide, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD4,000 - AUD6,000

Description: [Prisoner of War] The identity tag or pass of one Richard Green, a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War. It is a piece of white cloth (approximately 80 x 86 mm, slightly unevenly cut on all sides, with the top 6 mm turned over), printed with an unidentified emblem in the centre. This is a five-pointed white star set within, and almost to the circumference of, a 50 mm red circle; in essence, it resembles the Japanese national flag surmounted by a white star. Japanese text is printed in black down both sides and across the bottom margin. The cloth is in excellent condition, apart from some light stains. It has been inserted in a sheet of rigid cellulose nitrate sheet film; this has been folded in half along the top edge, with a metal eyelet pierced through it near the centre of the fold, and machine-stitching along the left and bottom edges (only a small portion of the fine thread remains). 'Eastman-Nitrate-Kodak 3' is imprinted on one edge, which also has the V-shaped notches identifying nitrate film. (Due to the inherent instability of cellulose nitrate, production of portrait and commercial sheet films was discontinued in 1939; aerial films followed in 1942. Its use here would appear to be as recycled obsolete material.) The sheet film is a little marked and uniformly discoloured yellow, with a short split near the eyelet, but essentially it is also in excellent condition. Footnote: The right-hand column of printed text can be translated as 'Enemy released under oath'; the name 'Richard Green' on the left-hand side, and the number '56' at the bottom, have been added by hand in black ink. A thorough search through information on prisoner of war relics has failed to locate anything remotely like this item. Approximately fifty other examples of means of identification of prisoners of war have been unearthed. The great majority are metal tags engraved with a unique identification number (often the soldier's service number), the prisoner's country of origin, and whether he is an officer or enlisted man. However, examples in institutional collections show that a bewildering range of other formats and materials (including wood, paper, bamboo, plastic and - rarely - cloth) was used. Very few examples mention the prisoner by name, and we can find no other occurrence of the wording on this tag. This item was purchased privately in Australia some decades ago, and accordingly it is highly likely to have been issued to an Australian. Although we have traced six Second World War Australian POWs named 'R. Green', there is only one Richard Green among them. NX73681 Private Richard Harold Green, 2/19th Battalion, was a prisoner of the Japanese, and although he survived the war, his death from illness barely a year later is recorded in the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour. (His funeral notice appeared in the 'Sydney Morning Herald', Saturday 16 November 1946.) The Australian War Memorial website makes short work of the dismal fate of captured members of the 2/19th Battalion: 'Initially imprisoned in the sprawling Changi prisoner of war camp, it was not long before members of the 2/19th were allocated to external work parties. The largest of these groups was D Force, which was sent to work on the Burma-Thailand railway. Lesser numbers were dispatched with other parties bound for the railway and to camps in Borneo, Japan, French Indochina, Java, Sumartra [sic], and Malaya. The surviving prisoners were liberated in late-August 1945 and began returning to Australia almost immediately. The 2/18th [sic] was formally disbanded later in 1945, having suffered the highest casualties of any Australian Army unit during war'. Although we cannot be definitive in identifying to whom this pass was issued, where or when, its very existence is in itself remarkable.

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Letter and Drawing from Civil War Major

Lot 1: Letter and Drawing from Civil War Major

by Burnt Chimney Auction Gallery

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Wirtz, VA, USA

Description: Very Rare handwritten letter, dated March 1865 from Confederate Major Peter Otey from a Delaware prison to his wife in Lynchburg discussing his treatment in the prison.Also includes a drawing of the prison by Major Otey

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Silver Coin Part from Revolutionary War Prisoner Camp Near Winchester, Virginia

Lot 133: Silver Coin Part from Revolutionary War Prisoner Camp Near Winchester, Virginia

by Early American

April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: American RevolutionTrue Piece of a Colonial Era Silver Coinc. 1775 (Undated) Silver Coin Cut Part, Retrieved from Revolutionary War Prisoner Camp Near Winchester, VA., Choice Very Fine.The original owner states: "I dug this cut down Spanish Coin part at least 25 years ago at the site of the Winchester Hessian Barracks which was located on Poor House Road in Frederick County, Virginia, about 4.5 miles north west of Winchester. There were also British prisoners there as well." As shown.

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25 May, 1977 Airey Neave letter to a student  (2)

Lot 362: 25 May, 1977 Airey Neave letter to a student (2)

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €150 - €200

Description: 25 May, 1977 Airey Neave letter to a student One page letter typewritten on House of Commons notepaper. Neave, the opposition spokesman on Northern Ireland outlines his party's position on Ulster's 'intractable problem', signed.; Together with a letter 18 May 1977, from the Private Office of the Leader of the Opposition, advising that Airey Neave would be writing. (2) Other Notes: Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave DSO, OBE, MC, TD (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British army officer, barrister and politician. During World War II, Neave was one of the few servicemen to escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle. He later became Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Abingdon.Neave was assassinated in 1979 in a car-bomb attack at the House of Commons. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at the time.The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) claimed responsibility.

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1943 World War II Trench Art Ashtray

Lot 402: 1943 World War II Trench Art Ashtray

by Robb Partners LLC

April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Bluffton, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Trench Art Ashtray, World War II, Bottom Reads 75MM M 18 LOT 62 23145 114 B. CO 1943. Trench art was a form or folk art that began in the early 20th century ( during WWI ) by soldiers who were literally trapped in the trenches or by prisoners of war or civilians during wartime.. The abstract style continued throughout the mid 20th century/ post war, sometimes seen as Post war souvenirs. Materials used for trench art ranged from scrap parts to shells & bullets. Original piece of War Time Artwork & History.

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1968 Schiele Russian Prisoner of War Poster

Lot 233: 1968 Schiele Russian Prisoner of War Poster

by DUMBO Auctions

May 12, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Brooklyn , NY, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $175

Description: Artist Name: Schiele, Egon Title: Russian Prisoner of War Medium: Offset Lithograph Edition Size: Unknown Year: 1968 Paper Size: 19.75 x 13.75 inches Image Size: 17.75 x 12.25 inches Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Notes: From a portfolio of twenty five color facsimile plates, loose in portfolio as issued. First Edition of these superb facsimile prints, selected and interpreted by Alice Strobl from amongst Schiele's line drawings, including numerous female nude studies. Published by Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Austria.

Condition Report: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling

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WWII GERMAN DOCUMENTS BUCHENWALD INMATE PISARCZYK

Lot 6015: WWII GERMAN DOCUMENTS BUCHENWALD INMATE PISARCZYK

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $800

Description: WWII German and Polish documents pertaining to Buchenwald concentration camp prisoner George (Jerzy) Pisarczyk. Some documents date from during the war and some date from after the war. Contains a Buchenwald Concentration Camp Command message signed by an SS captain indicating that George Pisarczyk was an inmate at Buchenwald. Also contains a photograph of Pisarczyk wearing medals. Contains a total of 48 documents of recognition as a prisoner and a WWI soldier up to around 1967. Documents show signs of age.

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Dali, Salvador

Lot 5579: Dali, Salvador

by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €240

Description: Dali, Salvador (1904 Figueras 1989). "The Prison (Das Gefängnis)". Farblithographie aus der Reihe "Drei Dramen des Maquis de Sade", 1969. 50,8 x 39,8 cm, Blgr. 65 x 50 cm. Sign. u. bez. "Epreuve d'artiste". Michel/Löpsinger 1239. Field 69-1 Q (oder I). - Bruce Hochman OS has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this lot. - Ränder gering angestaubt, sonst schönes Ex.

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LEE, ROBERT E. ALS, one page, Headquarters of the C.S. Armies, February 21, 1865. To U.S. Grant regarding the exchange of prisoners.

Lot 100: LEE, ROBERT E. ALS, one page, Headquarters of the C.S. Armies, February 21, 1865. To U.S. Grant regarding the exchange of prisoners.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: LEE, ROBERT E. Autographed letter signed ("R. E. Lee, Genl."), in the hand of an aide-de-camp, one page, February 21, 1865, Headquarters of the C.S. Armies [Richmond, Virginia]. The Confederate general (1807-1870) writes to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union army, in response to Grant's letter of April 16, regarding the exchange of citizen prisoners. He writes in full: "I am informed by the Secretary of War to whom the proposition relative to citizen prisoners contained in your letter of the 16th which was submitted, that our commissioners of exchange have already received instructions to effect an arrangement with those of the United States, similar to that proposed by you, And I am also informed that it is intended that the release of citizen prisoners held by the Confederate authorities shall immediately follow the exchange of military prisoners more in progress. This fact renders it necessary to reply more fully to your specific question with reference to the prisoners referred to in your letter, and I hope there will be no difficulty in receiving all such prisoners on both sides. Very respectfully Your Obt. servt. R. Lee, Genrl." At the start of 1865, with the war nearing a close and in response to the swelling of prisoner camps, including Andersonville, Lee and Grant reopened prisoner exchanges. An agreement between the Confederate Agent for the Exchange of Prisoners, Robert Ould, and his Union counterpart, John E. Mulford, was completed on February 16, allowing an equal exchange of prisoners "until one or the other party is exhausted, of all on hand." (ALS, City Point, VA., February 16, 1865. Grant to Maj. Gen. George Thomas) 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches.

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GEZA BIRO (1919 - 2008), THE WILLOW TREE, OIL ON CANVAS; SIGNED AND DATED 1985, 28

Lot 352: GEZA BIRO (1919 - 2008), THE WILLOW TREE, OIL ON CANVAS; SIGNED AND DATED 1985, 28" x 31" - 71.1 x 78.7 cm.

by Waddington's

April 21, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

Toronto, ON, Canada

Estimated Price: CAD1,200 - CAD1,500

Description: GEZA BIRO (1919 - 2008)THE WILLOW TREEOIL ON CANVAS; SIGNED AND DATED 198528" x 31" - 71.1 x 78.7 cm.Provenance:Galerie Biro, Montreal, QCNote:GEZA BIRO (1919 - 2008)Geza Biro was born in 1919 in Transylvania, Hungary. He graduated with top honors in Fine Arts, with a minor in Art Restoration, from the Royal Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1943, winning the Royal Scholarship Award in his final year. Biro was recruited into the army during World War II, and was made a prisoner of war for four years. Upon his release after the war, Biro worked for the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest as a researcher, restorer and consultant, restoring historic monuments and artwork that had suffered damage during the war. He began exhibiting his own works in the 1950s at the National Gallery of Hungary and, in the early 1960's, was exhibited in Austria and Sweden. In 1967, Biro immigrated to Canada, settling in Montreal and eventually gained recognition as a landscape artist. He held numerous shows in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. Biro opened up the Center for Art Restoration along with his two sons, where he exhibited his works and took restoration commissions as well. His works are part of the collections of the Hungarian National Gallery, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Hungary, the Office of the Governor of Vermont, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and in numerous corporate collections throughout Canada.Biro died in Montreal in 2008.Selected Corporate, Private and Public CollectionsBayer Chemicals, Philadelphia, PABow Valley Industries, Calgary, ABClaridge Collection, Montreal, QCCollegium Pazmanaeum, Vienna, AustriaDouglas Hospital, Montreal, QCDr. Lorenz Bohler Collection, Vienna, AustriaFBI Foods Ltd, Montreal, QCFour Winds Gallery, Ferrisburg, VTFournier, Demers, Barnard & Associates, Montreal, QCMinistry of Cultural Affairs, Budapest, HungaryMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QCMontreal Neurological Institute, Montreal QCNational Gallery of Hungary, BudapestOffice of the Governor of Vermont, Montpelier, VTSchlesinger & Schlesinger, Montreal, QCSefel & Associates, Calgary, ABSelected Solo and Group Exhibitions1986Gallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1985Gallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1984Gallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1983Salon International des Galeries d'Arts, Montreal, QCAtelier J. Lukacs, Toronto, ONInternational Art Fair, Toronto, ONGalerie Mihalis, Montreal, QC1982International Art Fair, Toronto, ONGallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1981International Art Fair, Toronto, ON1980Gallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1979Gallery Peter Paul Biro, Montreal, QC1974Kensington Gallery, Calgary, Alberta1973Glerie Montcalm, Québec, QC1971Four Winds Gallery, Ferrisburg, VT1970S.A.P.Q., Montreal, QC1964City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden1963City Hall, Noorkoping, Sweden1954, 52, 49National Gallery, Budapest, HungarySelected Linksgezabiro.com

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Historic World War II Era Iron Chest with Schutzstaffel/Germanic Pagan Designs Attributed as being Produced for SS Chief Heinrich Himmler at the Dachau Concentration Camp

Lot 732: Historic World War II Era Iron Chest with Schutzstaffel/Germanic Pagan Designs Attributed as being Produced for SS Chief Heinrich Himmler at the Dachau Concentration Camp

by Rock Island Auction Company

April 24, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

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

Description: Historic World War II Era Iron Chest with Schutzstaffel/Germanic Pagan Designs Attributed as being Produced for SS Chief Heinrich Himmler at the Dachau Concentration Camp Measuring 10 1/4 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches tall and 7 7/8 inches deep, this chest is constructed from iron, with heavy rivets adorning the front and legs, a pair of simple hinges on the back, and thick square feet with spaces for round pads (absent). On the front is an engraved and cut-through Nazi eagle, and the edges of the lid have a recurring pattern of 3 serrations on all four sides. On top of the lid are the words "Meine/Ahnen" (My Ancestors) in quarter inch thick three dimensional iron lettering, a 2 inch wide "double sig" circled rune in the lower left, and a 2 3/4 inch wide and tall irminsul column backed by a sunwheel swastika in the upper right corner. The irminsul or "mighty pillar" was associated with ancient Germanic practices and was a core element of Karl Maria Wiligut's Irminism or Irminschaft, the particular brand of Ariosophy that served as the fighting core of Himmler's neo-paganistic rituals and symbolism for the SS. The interior is lined entirely with hardwood. Notes from the consignor state that this chest was produced at the Dachau Concentration Camp for Heinrich Himmler. Originally an unused munitions factory converted to hold political prisoners in 1933, Dachau served as the prototype for the entire concentration camp system and continue to operated until April of 1945. Housing a mixture of criminals (in both the "political" and "felon" senses of the word), groups oppressed by the Nazi Party (Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, and so forth), prisoners of war and foreign nationals, running the spectrum from German princes down to common street criminals, Dachau was a hotbed of forced labor, with a variety of sub-camps established to put prisoners to work for the Nazi war machine, including an elaborate plot to build an underground factory for the production of Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter jets. While no documentation is included, the symbols on the chest would be of relevance to the SS chief, who toured the camp on more than one occasion, Dachau would have the tools and men to make the item, and the camp was operational for several years before Wiligut was discovered to be an institutionalized schizophrenic megalomaniac and kicked off Himmler's staff, which lends credibility to the proposition. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition: Very good, with some scattered brown spotting overall. A lock or latch was once present and was forcibly removed, cracking the front panel of the inner lining and requiring a glue repair, and a small chip is absent from a corner of the lid panel. A well constructed chest attributed to the prototype concentration camp of Nazi Germany.

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1939-45 German black leather holster and a range of other items.

Lot 325: 1939-45 German black leather holster and a range of other items.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €100 - €150

Description: 1939-45 German black leather holster and a range of other items. Includes a water flask, a compass, a bicycle lamp, "Got mit Uns" belt buckle, a German prisoner in Uzbekistan engraved tine 1945-48, and a post war peaked cap. (7)

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[Civil War] Letter from prison Camp Douglas from AWOL Union Soldier

Lot 53: [Civil War] Letter from prison Camp Douglas from AWOL Union Soldier

by Period Americana

April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

Boston, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Solider discusses going AWOL (a-french) Written from Camp Douglas, Illinois, June 12, 1864. In part, "sometimes I have a notion to come home a french like I did when I was in Marietta." Frank Moore, wife, Sarah Moore

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[Civil War] Period Notebook of Thomas Hicken, Guard over Confederate Officers

Lot 77: [Civil War] Period Notebook of Thomas Hicken, Guard over Confederate Officers

by Period Americana

April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

Boston, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Notebook belonging to Thomas Hicken, Massachusetts First Battalion Heavy Artillery Company A. Hand written, Room Orderly Roster, Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Room No. 2, Lists the last names of several confederate prisoners under his guard. Interesting piece requires much more research of names.

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[Civil War] 1861 Volunteer Camp Songs

Lot 50: [Civil War] 1861 Volunteer Camp Songs

by Period Americana

April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

Boston, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $500

Description: Early Civil War, 1861, Camp Songs; A Collection of National, Patriotic and other Songs for the Volunteers Boston, Published by O. Ditson & Co., 27 Washington Street. 64 pages. Sewn bound. 66 songs. 1861.

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WWI Trench Art Letter Opener Knife

Lot 403: WWI Trench Art Letter Opener Knife

by Robb Partners LLC

April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Bluffton, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $75

Description: Vintage WWI Trench Art Letter Opener / Knife. Measures Approx. 8" Length. Made from a WWI Brass Cartridge Shell. Trench Art is a form of 20th century folk art that gets it's name from soldiers who were literally stuck in the trenches, or prisoners of war, using parts & ammunition to make everyday useful items. Post war, civilians would take surplus items & repurpose them into souvenirs.

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1918 (16 March) letter from Dundalk Prison by Seán Treacy.

Lot 217: 1918 (16 March) letter from Dundalk Prison by Seán Treacy.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €200 - €300

Description: 1918 (16 March) letter from Dundalk Prison by Seán Treacy. Pencil on Royal Arms embossed paper with prison censor's initials in blue crayon, to "Aine", thanking her for shamrocks and asking her to get his mother to send him clothing. "Glad to hear that P O' Duibidy is giving the peelers some exercise". Signed "Seán O Treasaig". Rare letter by Treacy. Other Notes: Seán Treacy (Seán Ó Treasaigh; 14 February 1895 – 14 October 1920) was one of the leaders of the Third Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence. It was his actions that initiated the conflict in 1919 but he was killed the following year, in October 1920, in Talbot Street in Dublin, in a shootout with British troops during an aborted British Secret Service surveillance operation.

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Printed Document Congratulatory Order from GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Lot 19: Printed Document Congratulatory Order from GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

by Early American

April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $6,000

Description: AutographsRare Printed "Congratulatory Order from General Custer -- Headquarters Third Cavalry Division, Appomattox C.H., Va., April 9th, 1865."(GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER).April 9, 1865-Dated Civil War Period, Printed Broadside Document titled: "Congratulatory Order From General Custer." at Appomattox, C. H., VA, 10.75" x 7", Very Fine. Folded and wrinkled, now pressed out, small marginal fold tears confined mostly to the margins, nicely matted for display. On the eve of the surrender of the Confederate forces in the Civil War, Custer thanks his troops for their heroic efforts in battle. Writing to the Third Cavalry Division, he praises their successes. This "Congratulatory Order from General Custer." reads, in full:"Third Cavalry Division. ---Congratulatory Order from General Custer. ----The following Congratulatory Order has been issued by General Custer, to the men and officers of Third Division of the Cavalry Corps:Headquarters Third Cavalry Division, --- Appomattox C.H., Va., April 9th, 1865.Soldiers of Third Cavalry Division: ---With profound gratitude toward the God of battles, by whose blessings our enemies have been humbled and our arms rendered triumphant, your commanding General avails himself of this, his first opportunity to express to you his admiration of the heroic manner in which you have passed through the series of battles which today resulted in the surrender of the enemy's entire army.The record established by your indomitable courage is unparalleled in the annals of war. Your prowess has won for you even the respect and admiration of your enemies. During the past six months, although in most instances confronted by superior numbers, you have captured from the enemy in open battle one hundred and eleven pieces of field artillery, sixty-five battle flags, and upwards of ten thousand prisoners of war, including seven General officers. Within the past ten days, and included in the above, you have captured forty-six pieces of field artillery and thirty-seven battle flags. You have never lost a gun -- never lost a color -- and have never been defeated. And notwithstanding the numerous engagements in which you have borne a prominent part, including those memorable battles of the Shenandoah, you have captured every piece of artillery the enemy has dated to open upon you.The near approach of peace renders it improbable that you will again be called upon to undergo the fatigue of toilsome march, or the exposure of the battle-field; but should the assistance of keen blades, wielded by sturdy arms, be required to hasten the coming of that glorious peace for which we have so long been contending, the General commanding is proudly confident that in the future, as in the past, every demand will meet with a hearty and willing response. Let us hope that our work is done, and that, blessed with the comfort of peace, we may soon be permitted to enjoy the pleasure of home and friends.For our comrades who have fallen, let us ever cherish a grateful remembrance. To the wounded, and those who languish in Southern prisons, let our heart-felt sympathies be tendered.And now, speaking for myself alone, when the war is ended, and the task of the historian begins; when those deeds of daring which have rendered the name and fame of the Third Cavalry Division imperishable, are inscribed upon the bright pages of our country's history, I only ask that my name may be written as that of the commander of the Third Cavalry Division.G.A. Custer, Brevet Major General.A. Adj. Gen. BARNHARDT."Ex: EAHA, Inc. Auction, October 10, 1998, Lot 48, where it brought $3,450. This is the only example we have seen and offered.

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Lafayette's 1792 Address To The French Army Newspaper Imprint

Lot 176: Lafayette's 1792 Address To The French Army Newspaper Imprint

by Early American

April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: Post-Revolutionary War to Civil WarLafayette's 1792 Address To The French Army December 5, 1792, Essex Journal & New Hampshire Packet, Newspaper Imprint, Newburyport, N.H., Wood Framed, Very Fine.The front page of this issue contains a report by the House of Representatives to President George Washington, touching on, among other things, the National Debt. One paragraph reads: "The productive state of the public revenue, and the confirmation of the credit of the United States abroad, evinced by the loans at ANTWERP and AMSTERDAM, are communications the more gratifying, as they enforce the obligation to enter on systematic and effectual arrangements for discharging the public debt; as far as the conditions of it will permit. And, we take pleasure in the opportunity to assure you, of our entire concurrence in the opinion that no measure can be more desirable, whether viewed with an eye to the urgent wish of the community, or the intrinsic importance of promoting so happy a change in our situation."The back page reproduces the English text, published in the Leyden Gazette, of an address by the Marquis De La Fayette to the French Army he had commanded, but who's command had now been taken from him. Lafayette's address reads, in part:"Fellow Soldiers - At a time, when after having concurred in two great revolutions, I enjoyed in retirement the success of my constant efforts for the cause of the people, the dangers of the country, snatched me from a private life; I came in the midst of the applause of the nation, to command the army which the King had entrusted to me; and the National Assembly deigned, by the organ of its president, to say to me 'We oppose to the enemies coalesced against us, the Constitution and La Fayette.' Since this period, you have had the means of judging me. Your confidence shewed me that you approved of my conduct ...." The address is followed by a note: "This address was certified to the Editor of the Leyden Gazette by six officers of M. De LaFayette's late etat-major, who left France with him, but who have been released from the prisons of Luxemburgh."In 1787, Lafayette obtained a seat in the Assembly of Notables. He demanded, and he alone signed the demand, that the king convoke the Estates-General, thus becoming a leader in the French Revolution. He showed liberal tendencies both in that assembly and after its dispersal, and, in 1788, was deprived, in consequence, of his active command.In 1789, La Fayette was elected to the Estates-General, and took a prominent part in its proceedings. He was chosen vice-president of the National Assembly, and on 11 July 1789 proposed a declaration of rights, modeled on Jefferson's Declaration of Independence in 1776.On July 15, the second day of the new regime, La Fayette was chosen by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris. For the next three years, until the end of the constitutional monarchy in 1792, his history is largely the history of France. He rescued the queen from the hands of the mob in October 1789, saved many humbler victims who had been condemned to death, and he risked his life in many unsuccessful attempts to rescue others. Before this, disgusted with mob injustices and atrocities which he was powerless to prevent, he had resigned his commission. But so impossible was it to replace him, that he was induced to resume it.He drafted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which was adopted by the Assembly. In February 1790, he refused the supreme command of the National Guard of the kingdom. Taking a position between Royalist supporters of absolute monarchy and Republicans such as the Jacobins and Cordeliers, Lafayette took a prominent part in the celebration of July 14, 1790, the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.After suppressing a riot in April 1791 he again resigned his commission, and was again compelled to retain it. Louis XVI's flight to Varennes undermined the position of the constitutional monarchists, especially Lafayette himself who, as Commander of the National Guard, had had the responsibility to keep the King secure. Shortly after, on July 17, 1791, a large crowd gathered at the Champ de Mars to sign a petition calling for the abolition of the monarchy.Jean-Sylvain Bailly, the Mayor of Paris, ordered the crowd to disperse, and when they did not and began to get rowdy, Lafayette ordered the National Guard to open fire. About 50 people were killed in what became known as the "Massacre of the Champ de Mars", which decisively marked the end of the alliance between constitutional monarchists and Jacobins. On the occasion of the proclamation of the constitution (September 18, 1791), feeling that his task was done, he tried to retire into private life.When, in December 1791, three armies were formed on the western frontier to attack Austria, La Fayette was placed in command of one of them. But events moved faster than La Fayette's moderate and humane republicanism, and seeing that the lives of the king and queen were each day more and more in danger, he definitely opposed himself to the further advance of the Jacobin party, intending eventually to use his army for the restoration of a limited monarchy.On August 19, 1792, the Assembly declared him a traitor. He was compelled to take refuge in the neutral territory of Liège, whence as one of the prime movers in the Revolution he was taken and held as a prisoner of state for five years.

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1939-45. Collection of German books including English tranlation of Hitler's Mein Kampf by James Murphy.

Lot 330: 1939-45. Collection of German books including English tranlation of Hitler's Mein Kampf by James Murphy.

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €40 - €60

Description: 1939-45. Collection of German books including English tranlation of Hitler's Mein Kampf by James Murphy. Hurst & Blackett, London, 1939. Also My Struggle by Adolf Hitler, 1936, A German grammar with label to an Australian prisoner of war in Camp 13, Rommel biography by Desmond Young etc. (7)

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Signed North Carolina Deposition Letter from Montfort Stokes

Lot 8: Signed North Carolina Deposition Letter from Montfort Stokes

by Burnt Chimney Auction Gallery

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Wirtz, VA, USA

Description: 1792 Salisbury North Carolina Montfort Stokes - Revolutionary War Soldier and Governor signed North Carolina Disposition Notice to Isaac Mendenhall and wife in Virginia. Stokes was a prisoner aboard a British ship in New York Harbor during the revolution and became Governor and US Senator of North Carolina in early 1800's. Stokes signed this letter while serving as Clerk of Court

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1894 CHATHAM COUNTY SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PRISONER DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

Lot 161: 1894 CHATHAM COUNTY SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PRISONER DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

by Bridge City Auctions

April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM PST

Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Description: Offense: Larceny

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WWI Mahogany Needlework Box Handpainted with H M Submarine E17 and Titled 'Crew Interned in Holland 1916'. With letter stating the boxed was made by  C.A.J.Finnis Sub Mariner C/182091.

Lot 26: WWI Mahogany Needlework Box Handpainted with H M Submarine E17 and Titled 'Crew Interned in Holland 1916'. With letter stating the boxed was made by C.A.J.Finnis Sub Mariner C/182091.

by Cooper Barrington LLP

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM GMT

Nr Llangollen , United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: WWI Mahogany Needlework Box Handpainted with H M Submarine E17 and Titled 'Crew Interned in Holland 1916'. With letter stating the boxed was made by C.A.J.Finnis Sub Mariner C/182091. and a War Department document/Submarine Museum Envelope showing C.A.J.Finnis was on E17 and a Prisoner of War in Holland.Also served on HMS Dolphin submarine depot ship and HMS Thames Royal navy Submarine depot Ship.

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Lot 687: Howard,J.

by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €300

Description: Howard,J. The state of the prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals. 4. ed. London, Johnson u.a. 1792. 4°. Mit 22 tls. gefalt. Kupfertaf. 4 Bl., 540 S. Hldr. d. Zt. (Rckn. mod. erneuert, berieb.). Marke 490. Williams II, 363. - Epochemachendes Werk (EA: 1777), das großes Aufsehen erregte und eine Reform des englischen Gefängniswesens zur Folge hatte. Enthält auch den Bericht einer Inspektionsreise durch kontinentale Gefängnisse, u.a. Berlin, Spandau, Magdeburg, Dresden etc. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Grund- und Aufrisse engl. u. kontinentaler Gefängnisse (u.a. der Bastille), 2 Tafeln zeigen Berner Kriminelle (männliche und weibliche) bei Arbeiten. - Breitrandiges Ex., tls. leicht fleckig bzw. Blattränder angestaubt, Vors. erneuert.

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BINDER OF WWI PHOTO POSTCARDS GERMANY FRANCE

Lot 6005: BINDER OF WWI PHOTO POSTCARDS GERMANY FRANCE

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Collection of WWI postcards, US Army and Navy, in France and Germany. Includes photos of ships and stormy Atlantic seas, soldiers, Naval seacraft off the Irish coast, smoke screens, President Wilson talking to pilot on wireless telephone, troops going into France, front line with General Pershing, No Man's Land before the trenches of the 26th division, many photos of destroyed buildings and bridges in Chateau Thierry, German prisoners at Bellicourt, and more. Many postcards are US Signal Corps photos that were reproduced with permission from Bureau War Photographs. Good condition for age.

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(12) Civil War Letters with Enemy Accounts 1862-63

Lot 1371: (12) Civil War Letters with Enemy Accounts 1862-63

by John McInnis Auctioneers

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Amesbury, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: Letters written by Cyrus W. Conant to various family members in Ipswich,MA from Western Virginia (Oct 1862), talk of Grants March from Washington (Sept 1862), Engaging the rebels in woods and trees (not dated), Suffolk, VA (April 1862) "the rebels are trying to come over to our side and our men are taking all they can get for prisoners and keeping them back" "Fredericksburg surrounded" Williamsburg (June 1863) etc. Condition: Good, toned, folded.

Condition Report: Good, toned, folded.

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DANIEL CLYMER, American Revolutionary War Patriot Manuscript Document Signed

Lot 16: DANIEL CLYMER, American Revolutionary War Patriot Manuscript Document Signed

by Early American

April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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

Description: Autographs"... Mr. Clymer receiv'd his Veneson from Mr Bennet, the President and Cheif Justice allso, and return their thanks..." Great Content Period Letter of AppreciationDANIEL CLYMER (1748-1810) American Revolutionary War Patriot and Officer, Signer of Continental Paper Money, Pennsylvania State Assemblyman, Cousin of Declaration of Independence Signer George Clymer.Robert Hudson, Admitted to the Philadelphia Bar May 27, 1786.Manuscript Document Signed, "Robert Hudson and D.(aniel) Clymer Esquire," 1 page, measuring about 4.75" x 8.5" having no date or place, being a special letter of appreciation and thanks, Choice Very Fine. As such, it is not clear, yet possible to include either George Washington as President of the United States in 1789 or Benjamin Franklin, as Acting President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Council circa late 1786. There is a communication is recorded within "THE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON" section 11:596-97, between Daniel Clymer and George Washington. It is boldly penned and easily readable upon bright, clean period laid paper, lightly folded with some modest humidity tone along the right margin. This Document reads (errors included), in full:"Sir -- This day Mr. Clymer receiv'd his Veneson from Mr Bennet, the President and Chief Justice allso, and return their thanks to Mr Eales and yourself -- (Signed) Robert Hudson & D. Clymer Esquire"Colonel Daniel Clymer was born in Philadelphia and raised by his uncle, General Roberdeau. He graduated Princeton in 1766 and practiced law at Reading, PA. At the start of the Revolutionary War, Clymer joined as a Private on May 1, 1775, became a Philadelphia Associator (The Associators were a defense force organized in 1747 by Benjamin Franklin to protect Philadelphia from possible attack by the Spanish during the War of the Spanish Succession. From that military organization the Pennsylvania Army National Guard traces its history to this day.), joining the 2nd Battalion of Philadelphia Militia. He was made 2nd Lt. in 1775 and the Continental Congress made him a Signer for Continental Currency Bills of Credit on July 25, 1775 for the issues of 5/10/75; 11/29/75; 2/17/76 and 5/9/76. He was made Lt. Col., commanding the Rifle Battalion of Philadelphia. Clymer was Secretary to the Military Convention, held at Lancaster, Pennsylvania July 4th, 1776, to choose Brigadier-Generals for the Associated Battalions of Pennsylvania. He also held the position of Deputy Commissary-General of Prisoners in 1777, and later Commissioner of Claims of the Treasury. Served as a Member of the State Assembly for Berks County 1782 to 1784 and 1786 to 1787.Robert Hunter Esquire, of Northampton was Admitted the the Philadelphia Bar as a Lawyer in 1786. Robert Trail Esquire was elected to serve on the Supreme Council of Pennsylvania October of that same year. In this very same timeframe, the serving President of the Council was Benjamin Franklin, and they were immediately entered into consideration of a request from the Continental Congress to place a Federal Mint in Philadelphia.1747 - Overcoming the long pacifist tradition of Pennsylvania's founding Quakers, Benjamin Franklin leads some 600 "gentlemen and merchants" of Philadelphia in signing "articles of association" to provide for a common defense against Indian raiders and French privateers. These "Associators" (today's 111th Infantry and 103rd Engineers) are recognized as the foundation of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Within months, the Philadelphia Associators have brother units throughout the populated commonwealth.1755 - The Pennsylvania Assembly passes the first Militia Act, formally authorizing a volunteer militia.1775 - The First Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry escorts General George Washington to New York to take command of the Continental Army. The Army's first units include a regiment of rifle companies from Pennsylvania -- among them, the predecessor of a current National Guard unit in York.1776-1783 - With the start of the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania supplies 6,000 troops (4,500 of them Associators) for military operations in New York. One unit, the Philadelphia Artillery Battalion, lives on as today's 103rd Engineer Battalion. In all, tens of thousands of Pennsylvania Soldiers are called to service over the next seven years.1793 - Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin establishes the Adjutant General's Office to provide for "a new system for the regulation of the militia."1794 - Pennsylvania contributes 4,000 militiamen to a four-state force which quells the Whiskey Rebellion in the western part of the state -- a crucial test of the new federal authority.

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* (ILLINOIS) DUNNE, EDWARD F. Illinois: the Heart of the Nation. Chicago and New York, 1933. 5 vols.

Lot 389: * (ILLINOIS) DUNNE, EDWARD F. Illinois: the Heart of the Nation. Chicago and New York, 1933. 5 vols.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: (ILLINOIS) DUNNE, EDWARD F. Illinois: the Heart of the Nation. Chicago and New York: Lewis, 1933. 5 vols. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth decoratively blind-stamped with early Chicago scene to upper boards. Edgewear; pen ex-libris Anton Kerner to front pastedowns.

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M. VALLS Estudiem ! La cultura redimirà la nostra Patria. F.N.E.C.

Lot 184: M. VALLS Estudiem ! La cultura redimirà la nostra Patria. F.N.E.C.

by Original Poster Barcelona

May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Barcelona, Spain

Estimated Price: €600 - €1,100

Description: Lithograph poster of the Federació Nacional d'Estudiants de Catalunya (the Catalan national student association). At the time, Spain was in a continuous state of tension, which eventually led to the Civil War. This poster urges people to study, because ?culture will save our Nation?. Printed by Grafica Manen, linen backed, B condition. Dimensions in inches: 39.4 x 27.2''.

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Early 20thc. Touring Maps of the United States Etc

Lot 1405: Early 20thc. Touring Maps of the United States Etc

by John McInnis Auctioneers

April 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Amesbury, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $300

Description: Including: Clason's Touring Atlas of the United States, not dated circa 1915. Early 20th c. maps of the United States, Europe etc. 1877 map of the Black Sea and Surrounding Countries. 1913 map of Lynn, MA, WWI Map of Europe War fortifications, 1915 Map of Europe published by National Geographics, 1914 Map of Swampscott, MA, 1924 Map of North America published by National Geographic, 1898 Cuba-Spanish-American War Pocket Map, Canada Ferry pamphlet, 1952 Ocean Highway, New York to Floriday map. Condition: Good-fair

Condition Report: Good-fair

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[Palestine] Six Turkish photographs

Lot 38: [Palestine] Six Turkish photographs

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM ACST

Adelaide, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD1,500 - AUD2,000

Description: [Palestine] Six vintage gelatin silver photographs (each 120 x 177 mm) taken before the fall of Jerusalem on 9 December 1917. Footnote: Lengthy captions in pencil on the verso of each photograph are most illuminating, not least because they were inscribed by an Australian soldier in Jerusalem shortly after the fall. He is possibly a member of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, and accordingly a veteran of the famous charge at Beersheba (see below). One of his most important observations is that the photographs were produced by 'the Turkish army photographer who was left behind in Jerry and now sells the prints to us deluded fools at a bondman price'. These comments are among others written on the verso of a photograph of Australian prisoners of war: 'Some of our cavalry, looking pretty dejected, poor devils, at Jerusalem Station. The officer is ours, too. Note the jacko wounded in the rear'. We have traced only one other example of five of these photographs (albeit cropped differently), and two different variants of the sixth, in two named collections in the Library of Congress. The main repository is a pair of albums compiled by John Whiting (image numbers 75, 87, 116 ['Australians captured at Shellal'], 151, 179, and 205 [a variant image]; all of these prints are of an image a centimetre to the right and a centimetre lower than the six on offer). The source of the other variant image is the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection. An informative (but not entirely accurate) online article by Issam Nassar, 'John Whiting's Album of the Great War in Palestine', gives details of Jerusalem's American Colony and the photography department it opened in 1898; 'Whiting, along with others including Eric Matson, was one of its leading photographers ... [and Whiting] might be the one who shot most, if not all, of the photographs in the albums'. The captions on this small group of photographs tell a different, more complete, and much more nuanced, story. For example, Whiting's prosaic caption on his number 179, '6th Cavalry Squadron', is more accurately described thus: 'Jacko cavalry on the edge of the plain our 4th L.H. Bde charged over into Beersheba. Taken two days before our attack'. Whiting has on number 205 'Last review by Jamal [sic] Pasha & Von Kress in Jer.', while our almost 70-word account commences with 'Review by Jemal Pasha, Jacko C. in C. on the open ground just south of Jerusalem and on part of which I am at present camped. X is now used as our army post office ...'. All in all, the annotations run to nearly 340 words, not all of them complimentary, no matter what the nationality. In one instance, he writes that 'These pictures will illustrate the fact that we are fighting an army on this front and not a mere ragged rabble as some good folk in Australia - home of the Fenian and cold feet - might be [tempted?] to think'. The photographs are clearly rare by any definition; these unvarnished observations make them uniquely desirable.

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1894 CHATHAM COUNTY SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PRISONER DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

Lot 238: 1894 CHATHAM COUNTY SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PRISONER DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

by Bridge City Auctions

April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM PST

Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Description: Offense: Assault & Battery

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1922 Civil War photographs

Lot 252: 1922 Civil War photographs

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €250 - €350

Description: 1922 Civil War photographs Contemporary photographic prints of the capture of Millmount, Drogheda by Free State troops; snipers fire on Moran's Hotel from a train; large queues of men at City Hall, Dublin seeking to join the National Army; Victoria (Collins) Barracks, Cork in ruins; a char-a-banc manned by Free State soldiers in the Wicklow Mountains. (5) h:6  w:10 in.

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A Boer War POW cane from St. Helena

Lot 12: A Boer War POW cane from St. Helena

by Tradewinds Antiques

May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Peabody, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: A very nice African antelope Boer War POW cane from St. Helena. The polished tan hardwood handle is 5" high and 4 1/2" at its widest It depicts a detailed Gemsbok African antelope with long, straight horns. Between the horns "Gembok" (Sp.) is etched. On one side of the neck, "21 9 1900" is hand-inscribed. On the back of the neck, "G. P. Jacobs, St. Helena" is also hand-inscribed. (The British fought the African Boers from 1899 to 1902 and almost 5000 Prisoners of War were interned on St. Helena. The date on the cane strongly infers that G. P. Jacobs was one of the Boer War POW's. They commonly made canes from native materials on the island and having an African subject on the piece reinforces the supposition. Research might confirm that G.P. Jacobs was indeed a Boer War POW.) The rest of the shaft is finished as dark bamboo that ends with a 1" horn ferrule. The overall length is 37 3/4" and the condition is very good. It is a fine piece that deserves some research. Estimate: $800-$1200.

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Lot 2634: Schmidt,A.

by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €400

Description: Schmidt,A. Zettel's Traum. Faksimile des Orig.-Manuskripts. Stgt., Goverts Krüger Stahlberg (1970). Fol. 2 Bl., 1330 S., 1 Bl. Olwd. mit OU in Opp.-Schuber. Eines von 2000 Ex. des Originaldrucks. Druckvermerk vom Autor eh. sign. - Hauptwerk Schmidts, die literarische Sensation des Jahres 1970 in Deutschland. War nach wenigen Monaten vergriffen, so daß bereits im Herbst ein stark verkleinerter Raubdruck erschien, der bald auch vergriffen war.

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ALBANY E. HOWARTH, ''Entrance to the Shrine...'', etching.

Lot 149: ALBANY E. HOWARTH, ''Entrance to the Shrine...'', etching.

by South Bay Auctions Inc

April 21, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Moriches, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: ALBANY E. HOWARTH (British, 1872-1936), ''Entrance to the Shrine, Scottish National War Memorial'', etching, pencil signed lower right, titled in print lower left. Image 13-1/2''h, 8-1/4''w. Unframed, light creasing.

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War Savings Pictures (200 stamps)

Lot 49: War Savings Pictures (200 stamps)

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM ACST

Adelaide, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD500 - AUD600

Description: War Savings Pictures - Second Series. This Book contains:- 1 set of 80 War Savings Pictures - VC series. 1 set of 60 War Savings Pictures - Women's Work series. 1 set of 60 War Savings Pictures - Aeroplane series [cover title]. [London], National War Savings Committee, [circa 1917]. Oblong octavo, 10 sheets of stamps (each consisting of 20 stamps). Stapled title-wrappers (with re-order forms printed on the inside rear one); covers a little chipped and stained, with minor loss to two corners; stamps (generally in excellent condition) beginning to separate along the perforations in places (with two on the last sheet detached but present and now loosely inserted); a few are very slightly damaged by adhesion to adjacent sheets, and several others are lightly marked or creased; pencil scribble on the blank inside rear cover and the gummed verso of the last sheet; overall in very good condition, with the ownership details of Ivy Allchin (29 May 1923) written in ink on the front cover. Footnote: 'These War Savings Pictures must not be sold. They are to be given to children purchasing War Savings Stamps or subscribing through a War Savings Association. One War Savings Picture - and one only - is to be given for each 6d. Stamp or each subscription of 6d. when asked for. Books containing 200 War Savings Pictures are obtainable only by Secretaries of War Savings Associations or by Shopkeepers holding appointments as Honorary Official Agents' (printed on the front wrapper). In its efforts to raise money during the First World War, the British Government 'realised that even small sums would be vital if it could attract enough of them. It appointed a committee to consider war finance in relation to small investors. The committee reported in January 1916, and its recommendations included the formation of a network of local war savings associations. In April 1916 national war savings committees were set up' (www.rbsremembers.com). One of the early symbols of the movement was the swastika (prominently displayed on the front cover of this item), but it was replaced with an image of St George slaying the dragon before the start of the Second World War after the swastika was adopted by Nazi Germany. Individual stamps are scarce and collectable; complete books of 200 stamps must be considered a rarity.

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[Russo-Japanese War] 23 stereographs

Lot 14: [Russo-Japanese War] 23 stereographs

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM ACST

Adelaide, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: [Russo-Japanese War Stereographs] A collection of 23 stereographs published by Underwood and Underwood, New York; the captions on each card have copyright dates of 1904 or 1905. All cards are uniformly mounted on the publishers' slate-grey cards; five of them have the English-language captions underneath the photographs repeated in six languages on the verso (and four of these also have extensive 'Notes of Travel'). The size of each individual arch-topped photograph is 82 x 77 mm; the card size is 89 x 178 mm. All photographs and mounts are in very fine condition. Footnote: The photographs in this interesting group are evenly split between scenes from both the Russian and the Japanese side, with many of the graphic images taken during and after the siege of Port Arthur - soldiers in trenches, sailors on warships, fortifications, war damage, casualties, prisoners ... Ron Blum, in his book 'The Siege at Port Arthur. The Russo-Japanese War through the Stereoscope' (1987) reproduces approximately 80 stereographs in this series, and states that most of the photographs were taken by James Ricalton.

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Historic Silver Nazi Trophy, Inscribed to Nazi War Production Chief and Personal Architect to Adolf Hitler Albert Speer for His Work on the 1933 Nuremberg Rally

Lot 699: Historic Silver Nazi Trophy, Inscribed to Nazi War Production Chief and Personal Architect to Adolf Hitler Albert Speer for His Work on the 1933 Nuremberg Rally

by Rock Island Auction Company

April 24, 2015, 9:00 AM CST

Rock Island, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: Historic Silver Nazi Trophy, Inscribed to Nazi War Production Chief and Personal Architect to Adolf Hitler Albert Speer for His Work on the 1933 Nuremberg Rally Measuring 17 1/2 inches tall, 8 1/2 inches deep and 13 inches wide, the first aspect of this trophy that catches the eye is the prominent Nazi eagle perched on top, which features a 13 inch wingspan and a height of 7 inches including the bottom supporter, with the hallmarks of a crescent moon, Imperial crown, "835" and a small eagle on the tail feather section. In a deviation from what is normally seen from German statuary, this eagle was not cast as a single piece, but hand-assembled from multiple individual sheets of 83.5% silver, with the front of the eagle being approximately 8 layers deep to make the facial details and the layers of feathers on the body. The wing is similarly layered, with a solid piece forming the base of the entire wingspan, raised ribs to define the primaries, pierced-through panels forming the coverts and a four layer assembly of feathers on the leading edge. The wreath is stood-off from the base ring and the swastika lifted from the same ring by a hidden support, giving both a sense of depth and dimension missing from the typical solid-cast Nazi statuary. The base for the eagle shows strong elements of Greco-Roman architecture, with a rectangular panel banded in silver Greek key panels with a hand-engraved "sunwheel" pattern swastika decorated bolt on each of the corners, a set of 7 5/8 inch tall fluted columns providing support, and a stepped base with similar banding. A fifth column, bearing the same hallmarks as the eagle, is in the center, silver with niello accents. Each side has a stripe of raised oak leaves, the front a niello sunwheel over the raised lettering "pg/Albert/Speer", and the rear having a raised niello-accented "winged Nazi hammer" icon over the inscription "IN GEDENKEN AN DIE/ZUSAMMENARBEIT/AM/GROSSEN ADLER/DES/REICHSPARTEITAGES/1933/DER/REICHSTAND/DES DEUTSCHEN/HANDWERKS", which roughly translates "In remembrance of collaborating on the Great Eagle for the Reichs Party Days of 1933, from the Imperial Guild of German Handworks". The Reich Party Days (also known as the Nuremberg Rallies) were a combination of nationwide conferences and political events, held at Nuremberg with few exceptions. While they predated the rise of the Nazi Party they took on a new grandeur starting with the 1933 rally, titled the "Rally of Triumph" in reference to the recent appointment of Adolf Hitler to Chancellor of Germany. Albert Speer, a member of the Party who handled the renovation of the Headquarters in Berlin, was approached by the committee planning the rally to submit designs. When no one organizing the thing wanted to take responsibility for green-lighting his work, Speer was told to go to Hitler personally and get approval. Not only did Hitler approve, Speer received his first national-level post to coordinate the artistic and technical matters for the Rally, a post he would continue to hold in later years. One of the elements assembled for the 1933 rally was the Great Eagle to be mounted on the podium used by all the speakers at the rally. Instead of getting a large cast or painted piece, Speer tapped the Guild to create a hand-made eagle for the display. Reportedly, after the Guild made this trophy for Speer in appreciation for giving them the project, Speer gave the trophy back to be displayed in a prominent location in their memorial hall, which was visited by souvenir-hunting soldiers in the late days of the war. The Rally, and Speer's work on it, were originally recorded by Leni Riefenstahl for her propaganda film "Der Sieg des Glaubens" (The Triumph of Faith), which prominently featured Ernest Rohm and his SA; when Rohm was purged, so was the film, which was believed lost until a copy emerged in Britain, though Riefenstahl was able to recycle much of her cinematography for the 1934 Party Rally film Triumph of the Will. Speer's star would continue to rise following the 1933 Rally, being responsible for the German Pavilion at the 1937 World's Fair, the 1938 renovation of the Reichs Chancellery, and eventually the head of all German war production following the death of Fritz Todt. Brought before the tribunal at Nuremberg for his connection to the Nazi war machine and the use of slave labor, he was the only top ranking Nazi to express open remorse and regret for their actions. Serving his full twenty-year sentence in Spandau Prison, Speer managed to avoid a de-Nazification trial which could have resulted in the confiscation of his property; as a result, the majority of artifacts related to him were retained by his family instead of being destroyed by the West Germans or making it to the collector's market. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition: Very fine, with a few dings and scuffs, most of which lend credence to the notion that some GI took the trophy apart to make it fit in a duffle bag. The silver overall shows a fine dark color, with a few scattered dings and the banding on the two sides of the top panel coming slightly loose. A few of those dings are on the back of the inscribed panel, which would be a tough place to hit with the trophy assembled. A few circular scuffs are present in the varnish of the wood around the bases of the columns, suggesting they were rotated during disassembly. A fine demonstration of the German silver-workers craft, inscribed to one of the top men in Nazi Germany.

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1880s Irish National League marching banner featuring portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell for Carrickedmond Branch, Co. Longford

Lot 92: 1880s Irish National League marching banner featuring portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell for Carrickedmond Branch, Co. Longford

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €8,000 - €10,000

Description: 1880s Irish National League marching banner featuring portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell for Carrickedmond Branch, Co. Longford An extremely rare and fine example of an INL banner. Handpainted and finished in gilt bullion. Framed. h:71.75  w:56.75 in. Other Notes: The Irish National League (INL) was a nationalist political party founded in October 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell as the successor to the Irish National Land League after this was suppressed. Whereas the Land League had agitated for land reform, the National League also campaigned for self-government or Irish Home Rule, further enfranchisement and economic reforms. The League was the main base of support for the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP), and under Parnell's leadership, it grew quickly to over 1,000 branches throughout Ireland. The Irish League was effectively controlled by the Parliamentary Party, which in turn was controlled by Parnell. In December 1890 both the INL and the IPP split on the issues of Parnell's relationship with Katharine O'Shea, the separated wife of a fellow MP, Captain O'Shea. The majority of the League, which opposed Parnell, broke away to form the "Anti-Parnellite" Irish National Federation (INF) under John Dillon. John Redmond assumed the leadership of the minority Parnellite group. Despite the split, in the 1892 general election the combined factions still retained the Irish nationalist vote and their 81 seats. Early in 1900 the Irish National League (INL) finally merged with the United Irish League and the National Federation (INF) to form a reunited Irish Parliamentary Party under Redmond's leadership returning 77 seats in the September 1900 general election, together with 5 Independent Nationalists, or Healyites. The inscription "Never Country Gained Her Freedom When She Sued On Bended Knee" is based on these lines: "Never a country gained her freedom when she sued on bended knee." - Jane Francesca Elgee (Speranza) Speranza: Miss Jane Francesca Elgee (afterwards Lady Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde). 'Speranza' was one of the best known and most popular of the writers of 'The Nation'. For some time the identity of a correspondent who used to send poems to the paper signed 'Speranza' was unknown to Gavan Duffy, the Editor, who judging from the vigour of the verses, assumed that the writer was a man. He was, therefore, very much surprised when, in reply to an invitation, he visited No. 34 Leeson Street one night and was, confronted by a young lady of striking and handsome appearance, whom he learned was his unknown correspondent. She was Miss Jane Francesca Elgee, the granddaughter – not daughter, as sometimes stated – of Archdeacon Elgee, the Rector of Wexford, whose eldest son was her father. (She wrote to D. J. O'Donoghue on the 10th August, 1893, correcting the statement that she was the daughter of a clergyman. 'My Father,' she stated, 'was the eldest son of Archdeacon Elgee, and he was not a clergyman.' O'Donoghue omitted making the correction in his edition of 'The Poets of Ireland' in 1912. In the announcement of her marriage it was stated that she was the youngest daughter of Charles Elgee and granddaughter of Archbishop Elgee) Born in Wexford about the year 1826, Miss Elgee belonged to a strictly Protestant, and Conservative family who had no sympathy with national aspirations. 'Until my eighteenth year,'' she stated, ''I never wrote anything. Then one day a volume of 'Ireland's Library,' issued from 'The Nation' office by Mr. Duffy, happened to come my way. I read it eagerly, and my patriotism was enkindled. Until then,' she continued, 'I was quite indifferent to the national movement, and if I thought about it at all, I probably had a very bad opinion of the leaders. For my family was Protestant and Conservative, and there was no social intercourse between them and the Catholics and Nationalists. But once I had caught the national spirit the literature of Irish songs and sufferings had an enthralling interest for me. Then it was that I discovered that I could write poetry. In sending my verses to the editor of 'The Nation' I dared not have my name published, so I signed them 'Speranza', and my letters 'John Fanshawe Ellis,' instead of 'Jane Francesca Elgee.' She heard of Thomas Davis for the first time when she was told that the immense cortege she saw passing in the streets was his funeral. ''Speranza's '' first poem appeared in The Nation in 1846, not 1844, as stated by D. J. O'Donoghue, and was followed at short intervals by numerous others, which aroused the enthusiasm of the Young Ireland leaders and their supporters throughout the country. ''No voice that was raised in the cause of the poor and oppressed,'' Martin MacDermott wrote, ''none that denounced political wrong-doing in Ireland was more eagerly listened to than that of the graceful 'and accomplished woman known in literature, as 'Speranza' and in society as Lady Wilde.'' ''Speranza', wrote not only rousing, patriotic verse but revolutionary prose for 'The Nation'. Her article, ''Jacta Alea Est '' (The Die is Cast), printed in the suppressed number of the paper for the 29th July, 1848, urged armed revolt in the cause of Irish freedom and showed that she had become a wholehearted disciple of John Mitchel, who was then in the hands of the enemy. The article was used as evidence against Gavan Duffy, who was in prison when it was written and never saw it. ''Speranza'' boldly avowed the authorship from the gallery of the Courthouse in which she was sitting on the 21st February 1849 when the article was referred to by the Solicitor-General in ,the trial of Duffy. With the collapse of the 1848 Movement, following the arrest ,of the leaders and the suppression of their papers, '' Speranza'' was gradually drawn away from the national struggle; and the vigorous prose of ''John Fanshawe Ellis' or the patriotic verse of 'Speranza' no longer delighted Irish readers. After 1848, Gavan Duffy states, ''''Speranza'' did not lose sympathy with the National Cause,but she not unnaturally lost hope and was indignant with the people at large 'I don't blame the leaders,' she said, 'in the least, but in Sicily, or Belgium; they would have been successful.'' What is not generally known is that Miss Elgee did write for The Nation after its revival on the 1st September, 1849, by Charles Gavan Duffy, but she cast aside old noms de plume, and Ireland's wrongs and aspirations no longer inspired her muse. In 1849, beginning on the 15th December, and in 1850, there are translations from the Russian and Danish signed ''A,'' which are the work of Miss Elgee; and also a four-and-a-half column review with this same signature (on 30th November, 1850) under the heading ''Stella and Vanessa.'' Once more, on the 6th February, 1869, the pen-name, 'Speranza,'' appeared in The Nation under a poem on the Fenian prisoners, containing the lines: ''Has not vengeance been gated at last? Will the holy and beautiful chimes Ring out the old wrongs of the past, Ring in the new glories and times?'' For years, 'Speranza' used to attend Viceregal functions in Dublin Castle as the wife of William Wilde (afterwards Sir William Wilde knighted 1864), the distinguished oculist and antiquary. She was a popular figure in the city, and as she drove through the streets she was loudly cheered by large crowds, who remembered her warm sympathy with the national movement when she was known as 'Speranza' and the writer of 'Jacta Alea Est'. After her marriage in 1851, she became a leader of fashion, first in Dublin and afterwards in London where she went to live shortly after her husbands death in 1876, as likely to afford a better outlet for her literary talents. All the social, literary and artistic celebrities visited her 'At Homes' in No. 1 Merrion Square, Dublin and at Park Street, Grosvenor Square, and 147 Oakely Street, Chelsea, London. Her brilliant but dissolute son, Oscar Wilde, wrote: 'My mother, who knew life as a whole, used often to quote to me Goethes lines – written by Carlyle in a book he had given her years ago, and translated by him, I fancy, also – 'Who never ate his bread in sorrow, who never spent the midnight hours weeping and wailing for the morrow – He knows you not, ye heavenly powers' These were the last lines which that noble Queen of Prussia, whom Napoleon treated with such coarse brutality used to quote in her humiliation and exile. These were the lines my mother often quoted early in the troubles of her later life.' The first edition of her verses were published in 1864 by James Duffy as Poems by Speranza (Lady Wilde), showing that she still retained pride in the pen-name which had endeared her to the Irish people. Dedicated to her two sons, '' Willie and Oscar,'' it contained seventy-nine poems, including many of those which had appeared in The Nation. The volume opened with her fine poem on the Brothers Sheares. In a review of her poems in the Fenian Irish People on the 25th February, 1835, it was stated: ''No Irish writer of our time, except, perhaps, Thomas Davis, has been praised so highly, nearly all the Young Ireland leaders offered incense at her shrine. Doheny wrote an essay on her. Mitchel quoted her poetry in his Last Conquest. Meagher quoted it in his speeches, and called his boat 'Speranza.' This admiration, we fancy, was inspired as much by the woman and the poetry as the poet, and perhaps if she knew it was so it would not have been the less grateful to her. Her surroundings, we are told, were anti-Irish. She belonged to that class who were Irish only in name and whose boast it was that they garrisoned the land of their birth for a foreign country. A woman who, so circumstanced, could feel that Ireland was her country, must have been no ordinary woman. And it is no wonder that one so gifted as 'Speranza' was welcomed with enthusiasm both by dreamers and workers, who hoped to make Ireland 'A Nation Once Again,' and who relied so much upon intellect for the attainment of their end. Lady Wilde is generally on a lofty tower, and the words she rolls down, I may say, are often soul-stirring and always vigorous' She also published a number of prose works; including 'Driftwood from Scandinavia' (London, 1864) ; Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland, with Sketches of Ireland's Past (London, 1887) Ancient Cures, Charms and Usages of Ireland (London, 1890) ; Notes on Men, Women and Books (London, 1891), and Social Studies (London; 1893). In the latter volume is an interesting chapter on 'Irish Leaders and Martyrs,'' from which I take the following extraction as showing Lady Wilde's opinions many years after she had ceased to write for The Nation : ''The fervent nationality evoked by Thomas Moore's music and songs at the opening of the century, and formulated afterwards into an immense political force by Daniel O'Connell, rose to a fever of enthusiasm in 1846, when a madness of lyrical passion seemed to sweep over the heart of the Nation, and Young Ireland springing to manhood splendid in force and intellect, earnest in aim and stainless in life A delirium of patriotic excitement raged through the land as those, young orators and poets flashed the full light of their: genius in the wrongs, the hopes, and the old heroic memories of their country. Even the upper classes in Ireland awoke for the first time, to a sense of the nobleness of a Life devoted to national regeneration. The leaders spoke as inspired men, and their words, like the words of the spirit, gave new life and power to every lofty purpose and high resolve. Artizans also, many of whom were seized with the poetic frenzy, wrote and published verses of singular merit and strong rude power!' During the Land League days, Lady Wilde was a warm, admirer of Parnell, who was then leading a united people. She said to one of her friends ''Parnell is the man of destiny. He will strike off the fetters and free, Ireland and throne her as Queen among the nations.' George Bernard Shaw pays a tribute to the kindness he received from Lady Wilde in the early days of his career: ''Lady Wilde was nice to me in London, '' he stated, 'during the desperate days between my arrival in 1876 and my earning of an income by my pen in 1885, or until a few years earlier when I threw myself into socialism and cut myself contemptuously loose from everything of which her 'At Homes ' themselves desperate affairs enough 'were part.'' A woman writer (Catherine Jane Hamilton) described Lady Wilde as she appeared to her in her home in London in 1889 : ''A tall woman, slightly bent with, rheumatism, fantastically dressed in a trained black and white checked silk gown. From her head floated long white streamers; mixed with ends of scarlet ribbon. What glorious dark eyes she had. Even then, and she was over sixty, she was a strikingly handsome woman, Her talent for talk was infectious; everyone talked their best; …'I cannot write,' I heard her say, 'about such things as Mrs. Green looked well in black and Mrs. Black looked very well in green!' At this time Lady Wilde was not very well off. Indeed, she had a great difficulty in keeping up appearances. She had a small pension from the Civil List and her writings did not bring her in a fortune. She wrote to W.J. Fitzpatrick describing an evening at her house, No. 1 Merrion Square, in 1874, with Mitchel as her guest. Mitchel, whom, she stated, '' was fated so soon after to end his sad brilliant life of genius, pain and suffering. His lovely daughter was with him. She was born when he was a prisoner and he called her 'Isabel of the Fetters;' but I said she was 'The Angel of the Captivity.' '' ''Speranza '' was warm-hearted, generous, romantic and enthusiastic. She was a brilliant conversationalist and a fine linguist. 'My favourite study,' she once stated, 'was languages. I succeeded in mastering two European languages before I was eighteen.' She published translations from French, German, Spanish, Danish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Swedish writers in both prose and poetry. On the 21st February 846, the pseudonym 'Speranza', with which readers of 'The Nation' were to become familiar until July 1848, appeared in the 'Answers to Correspondents' column under a poem translated from the German entitled 'The Holy War.' There was an editorial note preceding the verses : 'Non, mon ami. Ca Ira. But the Germans have ideas of freeing mankind on a vast scale too vast to be altogether practical. We have no idea how a crusade of nations would work.' This was followed by a number of other translations during 1846, including 'The Knight's Pledge' (16th May), from Herwagh; 'The Old Man's Blessing,' from Heenrich Colin (30th May) and 'Echoes of Foreign Songs' from the German of Baggesen (6th June). Another poem, 'Anticipations,' from Herwegh, was declined on the 11th July with the comment: 'The translations of our new friend have always vigour and freedom, but this piece has essential faults of common-place and which a translation could scarcely cure. We would be glad to see 'Speranza'. On the 18th July, in reference to the translation of a sonnet from Herwagh, this editorial note appeared in the 'Answers to Correspondents' column: 'Our new contributor promises to rival Mangan in the melody and fullness of his phrases. This sonnet is exquisitely translated.' It bore no title, but is included in 'Speranza's' poems under the heading, 'The Poet's Destiny'. Other translations by 'Speranza' appeared on August 15th ('Catarina' from the Portuguese of Camoens); on September 5th, 'Misery is a Mystery' from the German of Nicholas Lenau); on October 10th ('Disillusion' from the German of Count Platen); on October 31st, ('Romance' from the Spanish) ; on December 19th, ('Opportunity' from the Italian of Machiavelle); on December 26th, ('Ignez de Castro' from the Portuguese of Bocage). She also wrote two other poems which are not translations – 'The Poet's Mission' on the 19th September, and 'A Lament' on the 5th December, of five verses, beginning: 'Gone from us, dead to us – he whom we worshipped so. Low lies the altar we raised to his name; Madly his own hand hath shattered and laid it low – Madly his own proud breath hath blasted his fame. He whose broad forehead was circled with might. Sunk to a time-serving, drivelling inanity – God! Why not spare our loved country the sight.' Referring to the poem, an editorial comment states: 'Late events must have made a deep and fatal impression when a true poet has drawn from them so sad a moral as we have here. And mark how you will find thrilling thoughts come out with a certain vehement irregularity like the stammering of bitter grief.' In 1847 'Speranza' published (on January 23rd) 'The Stricken Land', the title of which was changed to 'The Famine Year' in her collected poems; on March 6th, 'The Brothers' – John and Henry Sheares – who were hanged in 1798 and interred in the vaults of St. Michan's Church, Dublin, where the antiseptic quality of the clay preserved the bodies; on March 27th 'France in '93' -a lesson from foreign history ; 'Signs of the Times' (on April 3rd) ; on May 1st, 'The Fate of the Lyrist', from the German of Count Platen; on July 3rd 'memory' ; on October 9th 'The Mystic Tree' from Oebkebschlager; on October 16th 'The Young Patriot Leader', to which an editorial note was attached: 'Who is the happy and illustrious original of this great picture?'; on October 23rd, 'A Servian Song' from the Russian of Alexander Puschkin; on November 20th 'The Fisherman' from Goethe; on November 27th 'The Future'; on December 4th 'Man's Mission'; on Dec 24th, 'Fatality' and 'King Eric's Death' from the German of Johann Seidle. 'Speranza' died at 147 Oakley Street, Chelsea on 3rd February, 1896, and was buried in Kensal Green.

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Description: Gleizes,J.A. Thalysie, ou la nouvelle existence. 3 Bde. Paris, Desessart 1840-42. Mod. Hprgtbde. Seltene franz. Orig.-Ausg. - Vgl. Caillet 4595 u. Ackermann V, 1201. - Gleizes (1773-1843) war einer der frühen Wegebereiter des Vegetarismus, dessen Lehre auch auf Richard Wagner Einfluß hatte. - Unbeschn. Ex., tls. stockfl., OU mit eingebunden.

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Description: Betekoff,A. Die Ernährung des Menschen in der Gegenwart und in der Zukunft. Aus dem Russ. übers. Rudolstadt, Hartung u. Sohn 1882. IV, 71 S. Hlwd. m. aufgezog. OU. Erste u. wohl einzige Ausgabe. Von großer Seltenheit. - Der Verfasser war Rektor a.d. Univ. St. Petersburg. - Kleiner St. auf Umschl. u Titelbl., Exlibris a. Innendeckel, gutes Ex.

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