Historical Documents, Postal History and Autographs

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Historical Documents, Postal History and Autographs

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A fantastic offering this June over 225 lots ranging from British Civil War period financial documents including a letter signed Charles I on the eve of Civil War, a large collection of letters addressed to the Kings of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies including letters signed Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI on the eve of revolution, an exceedingly rare example of King Louis Charles XVII, the lost dauphin's signature, to a fascinating collection of Sudan ephemera, including a signed photograph of Rudolf Von Slating and a superb group of letters from Bertram Henry Samuel Romilly in the Sudan Corps to his father. Also featured in this auction is a collection photographs by the celebrated photographer, Frank Fischbeck of The Beatles 1966 performance in Munich. The group of 140 images is sold with copyright and features images of all four band members looking relaxed off stage and doing what they did best on stage.

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Autographs(1333 and 1334) in the reign of King Edward III, two charters on small vellum pages relating to the Ulverston family concerning land in Debenham and Winston, both lack their seals and the earlier of the two is slightly soiled with small hole to centre. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Autographs1344 (17th year of King Edward III) indenture on small vellum page relating to the sale of land at Sutton Bonnington, Nottinghamshire, with worn but almost entire wax seal. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Autographs1454 (12 November) in the reign of King Henry VI, indenture in Latin on vellum being a grant (300x135mm) by Ralph Couper and William Couper of Hawstead (just south of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk) to Thomas Coke of Great Welnetham, Roger Drury of Hawstead, Nicholas Helpston of Rushbrook, John Smyth of Stansfield, Robert Coket of Bury St. Edmunds and Geoffrey Gyppes of Hawstead. The grant is of a messuage and a piece of pasture of six acres and a piece of arable land in Hawstead; the messuage and pasture at "haustedgrene", abutting east on the common pasture called "halstedgrene" and...

Autographs1484-85 two documents on vellum relating to the Manor of Ashford in the reign of King Richard III. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Autographs1491 transfer with elaborate script to the top right from John Hyth and Thomas Favelle of Fullingham of four pieces of arable land in Dullingham, Crollchefield and near Fethirwey to Henry Creton of Dullingham, John Creton, Henry John Favelle Jr, William Creton Jr, Thomas Dale and John Parker Jr. With one wax seal intact and the other missing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsIncunable15th century incunable printed on both sides on wide vellum sheet with far right column cut into at intervals and originally folded behind the page, with unclear manuscript in top right corner. A remarkable example of early printing methods. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Autographs1506 quitclaim on vellum by Christopher Alen of Derley to Nicholas Alen regarding property in Great Longsdon. On small page, well preserved, though missing wax seal. Included with c.1590 chynograph of a fine between Thomas Wills and John Stephens regarding land in Kingskerswell, St. Mary's Church and Whillborow. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsExchequer Warrant1565 (1 September) exchequer warrant from "Richard Mynstley" requesting "the allowance for riding by the commandment of the Right Honourable Lord High Treasurer of England from his place in London into Leicester, thence to Loughborough to my Lord Loughborough and to him delivered a writ with my Lord's letters, and so returned again to London to my Lord" with payment to be "IIs VIIId" (2/ 8d.). With "receipt at Westminster. I was on this journey xv days - paid full allowed". PhotoRichard Mynstley was the Queen's messenger as per records at The National Archives.Subjec...

AutographsJames I1566-1625 signature of James I on small piece with reinforcements. Signed "James R". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsCorsini1571-79 two entire letters to Philippo Corsini in London, one 1571 (19 March) from Alfonzo Lorenzo R. Strozzi, Venice, the other 1579 (19 October) from Pierantonio Bandini, Lyons. Both fine and bearing clear merchant guild marks. Included with two privately carried letters (1632 and 1657) relating to mortgages and fees.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsParish of St. Margaret's, Westminster1592 (2 November) indenture on vellum regarding two messuages in St. Stephen's Alley, requiring that Thomas and Margaret Arbewaye convey them and two others in Little Sanctuary to Edward Doubleday and James Wheatley. With two almost complete seals, one with an image of a bird, the other with an image of a flower. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFour Indentures on vellum dating c.1550-1613c.1550 indenture for transfer between a John Bollome and a John Lamby, with complete wax seal.1564 (30 March) indenture relating to the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, transferring two messuages in St. Stephen's Alley from Godfrey Harrystone of Putney and his wife, Joanna, to Gawaine Udal, of Westminster for £84, with good armorial seal. 1594 (8 November) indenture raised by the Gibbs family with two complete and one partial wax seal. Generally clean and well preserved.1613 (12 July) indenture regarding the marriage of Margaret Maphs...

AutographsRichard Palfreyman1607 (29 October) invoice on plain paper with cut edges. The invoice is from Richard Palfreyman, Keeper of the Armoury in the Tower and the Minories detailing money due by His Majesty to the Office of the Ordinance "for Provisions wages &c for one yeare and one quarter endinge at Michelmas laste 1607. The som of Seaven thowsande five hundreth pownds"; signed "Ric: Paulfreyman" to the bottom right.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSir Edward Conway1618 (16 June) autograph letter of attorney written on paper folded in the usual manner with signs of ageing on the reverse from Sir Edward Conway. The letter details the appointment of William Stannarde, his attorney, to receive £125, being a quarterly payment due 24 June past out of an annual sum of £500 "payable out of his [the King's] exchequer". Signed and with wax seal intact, a little crackedSir Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway, (1564-1631) during his esteemed career he commanded a foot regiment during the sack of Cadiz (1596), then went on to become the Go...

AutographsMarchamont Needhamc.1621 bill written on paper folded in the usual manner from Marchamont Needham for various legal expenses. Signed by Sir Henry Hobart, Sir James Fullerton, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Sir Richard Smyth, Sir Thomas Trevor, and at the bottom by Needham as a receipt for the £10. Expenses includes; "a lease made to Sr. Adam Newton of certain lands which were for securitie of moneys &c." Another lease to "Sr. Richard Smtih for ye like purpose Five Breefs of ye Cause in Starchamber against ye palebreakers at Berkhamstead ..."A commission to "Sr. Robert Carey and others to surv...

AutographsLionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex1623 (August c.) petition written on paper and mounted on card, of Thomas Bayley to Lionel Cranfield, signed by Lionel Cranfield. In this petition, Bayley begs of Cranfield to aid in receiving "odd monie" of £5 owed to him by one 'Bagnall'. Bayley appears to be in great need of the money " it being a greate parte of his poore estate, having a wife and manie Children to mainteine" and has been met with difficulty in extracting the money from Bagnall who changed his lodging to "an unknowne place". Cranfield's sympathy appears to have been gained...

AutographsPhilip Herbert, Earl of Pembroke1623 (30 November) order addressed to Thomas Fauconberg, to pay Sir Dudley Carleton £50. Signed "Pembroke&Mont", also signed "Northumberland" by Algernon Percy, Earl of Northumberland, "Salisbury", "Hen: Mildmay" by Sir Henry Mildmay and "Cor: Holland" by Cornelius Holland". With Signed receipt on the reverse by Dudley Carleton. Mounted on card. Included with 1701 (20 May) part printed Exchequer warrant with manuscript insertions for £40 from Lord Fitzharding. Signed "Will. Cooper". PhotoPhilip Herbet, Earl of Pembroke (1584-1650) became Lord Lieutenan...

AutographsAnthony CrosierUndated. Petition of Captain Anthony Crosier written on paper folded three times vertically, to the Lord Treasurer stating that: "about 9 monthes since" the King was pleased to grant a pension of £40 per annum for life to Crosier and his wife, in consideration for "the carefull and dangerous undertakings of your petitioner in his Majesties services, which when all others refused, he undertooke, and performed, sinckinge a shipp againste the Cittadell, in the service att the Isle of Retze; (and there endureinge the shott above 3 weekes, and yett brought of the shipp." B...

AutographsSir David Foulis1628 (1 December) receipt by Sir David Foulis, for £21 17s. 4d. received from "Sr. Adam Newton Kt & Barronett Receiver of our Revenues". Written on paper with small tears to the top left and bottom right. Paper has been mounted on a border of card at a later date. Signed "Da Foulis".Sir David Foulis (-1642), 1st Baronet. Foulis was a Scottish politician who came to England with James I. In later years Foulis was dismissed from the council, fined and imprisoned for charges made against Wentworth as president of the North.Sir Adam Newton (-1630), 1st Baronet. Newton wa...

AutographsFrancis Cottington1632 (5 May) Warrant from Francis Cottington as Chancellor of the Exchequer, to Robert Pye, Auditor of the Receipt, to make a debenture for £100 payable to Justinian Povey, Auditor of the Court of Exchequer. Paper mounted on card. Signed "Fra: Cottington".Francis Cottington, 1st Baron Cottington (c. 1579 – 1652) was the English lord treasurer and ambassador and leader of the pro-Spanish, pro-Roman Catholic faction in the court of Charles I.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHenry Sandford1640-41 possibly incomplete certificate neatly written up on paper mounted on card, listing the fees of offices paid by Henry Sandford, Receiver General of Crown revenues in the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, for the year XVI Charles I. Paper soiled. The first listed fee is that of Sir Humphrey Davenport, Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, for his work in examining the accounts of officials in these counties (£33 6s. 8d.). The next is for these three counties and Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the most expensive fee listed. The list...

AutographsCharles I1642 (28 June) LS to Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick as a "duplicate of our Revocacon of ye Eraunt of ye Office of Lord High Admirall of England", reiterating that Warwick is demanded to "give over and relinquish ye Command you have or pretend to have in any of our Ships of our Fleete, and forthwith to leave our Ship James, and our said Fleete to be commanded by such person as Wee have or shall appoint to take charge thereof … it is no less then high Treason for any person whatsoever to deteyne any of our Shippes contrary to our expresse Commands". Signed "Charles R". Compl...

AutographsCharles IUndated and incomplete letters consisting of three pages from Charles I to Treasury Commissioners, Treasurer and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer, and to Sir George Wentworth, Receiver of revenues from forfeited property of "popish Recusants & Papists" in the Northern counties. The letters state that:The late Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth, executed 11 May 1641) let the Crown in early 1640 a total of £20,000 (four tallies totalling £19,000 dated 31 January 1639-40 and another £1000 on 8 February), to be repaid at fixed dates in 1641-43 (£7000 in Easter Term 1641).The l...

AutographsCommonwealth Army1651 copy of printed Act of Parliament "For the continuing Assessment of One hundred and twenty thousand pounds per Mensem for Six Months ... For Maintenance of the Armies in England, Ireland and Scotland" on two leaves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsCommissioners for Sale of Land1652 (27 October) a contemporary copy of a resolution by the Commissioners for removing obstructions, in lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for treason, to be sold for the use of the Navy. Subscribed by Robert Aldworth, John Barners, Francis Mussended and William Roberts. Written in the same hand, on paper folded in the usual manner bearing a filing endorsement to the reverse. Paper frayed at ages with some soiling. The signatures copied here are given as "John Barners", "Ro: Aldworth", "William Roberts", "Fran: Mussoden".This resolution wa...

AutographsAbraham Granger1654 (c.) (1 January) petition of Abraham Granger to the Admiralty and Navy Commissioners neatly written on a single sheet of paper with light soiling to the edges and a small repair to the top and bottom left corners. Appears to have been written from confinement. Signed "A Granger". This petition mentions the favour Granger received from the Commissioners, which had given him not only his life but "encourageing hopes of Liberty". Granger then refers to a discovery of a delinquent's estate of £15,000, which he made "before hee was censured & suffered", and the fact t...

Autographs1654 (29 March) small sheet with minutes of a meeting. Signed by the clerk, "Rich: Lyndsy" in the reign of Oliver Cromwell.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSequestration Commissioners1654 (6 December), "A true copy" of the original document dated 1654 (7 February). Extracts from the accounts of the Sequestration Commissioners in Northumberland for 1650, 1651 and 1652. Written on paper folded in the usual manner bearing a filing endorsement to the reverse. Signed "T Bayly" in the bottom right.The entries concern the property of Lady Margaret Grey "Recusant" at "Spinleston & Outchester"; examined and subscribed by Daniel Hancocke, auditor. The property was let in the earlier accounts to Robert Dowdsworth and later to William Fenwick. The...

AutographsWilliam Douglas-Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk, 3rd Duke of Hamilton1656 (7 August) petition of the "Numerous Creditors of ye confiscated persons in Scotland" to "his Highness the Lord Protector", Oliver Cromwell. Hamilton states "confiscated estates are not within a possbilitie to satisfie those vast debts ... Wherefore the petitioners most humbly implore your highnes just favour and tender compassion may be extended to soe many distressed people ... the petitioners being therby rendred capeable of a just and speedy releife ... and may have further cause to Blesse God. And Pray Etc." Sig...

AutographsWilliam Lenthall1659 (20 January) ALS on vellum from Westminster to Edward Roberts appointing him Lieutenant of Captain John Toome's Troop of Horse in Colonel Nathaniel Rich's Regiment. "Signed in the name of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England. Wm Lenthall". Included with a page from Thane's British Autography, showing a facsimile of Lenthall's autograph beneath a portrait of him. Fine and scarce. PhotoWilliam Lenthall (1591-1662) known for serving the role of Speaker of the House of Commons and the Long Parliament from 1640. By 1659, Lenthall had become a figurative cons...

(x) AutographsHenry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth1659 (21 July) copy if the will of Henry Earl of Monmouth. A long and detailed five page document on paper. The interesting contents of this document give an account of his estates and many properties and how all of his children were to be cared for.Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, KB (1596 – 1661) was an English nobleman and translator. His titles became extinct upon his death in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire on 13 June 1661Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and C...

AutographsBailiff Receipts1659-60 two bailiffs receipts, each in Latin, written in the same format, relating to "Corn[Hill], Northumbria, and signed "Ja: Stockdale". The first dates 1659 (during the reign of Richard Cromwell) and the second 1660 (during the reign of Charles II).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsThomas Wriothesley, Earl of SouthamptonTwo warrants, 1661 (4 January) from Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, as Lord High Treasurer, to Sir Robert Pye to strike a tally for £1,000 for "this stranger Mr. Aschwengellen". Paper with filing tear vertically through half the document and signed "T: Southampton", also 1664 (April) from Wriothesley to Sir Robert Pye to pass a quarterly payment of £300 per annum, as a pension granted by Charles II to "Dame Mary Frazer Dresser to ... the Queen", filing tear not obscuring signature "T: Southampton". PhotoThomas Wriothesley (1607 - 1667),...

AutographsBenjamin Bowdon, Sir William Morice1662 (16 December) petition from Benjamin Bowdon of Bowdon to Charles II regarding his service and loyalty to the present King and his father Charles I. Bowdon draws the King's attention to his knowledge of arrears of public money "unpardoned" in the hands of individuals "of great vallew" and requests one-third of any money that he recovers "in your Majesties name and for your Majesties use". A note at the bottom of the page is from Sir William Morice to say that the King has referred the petition to the Lord High Treasurer. Signed "W Morice". Photo...

AutographsThomas Wriothesley1663 (16 April) warrant from Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, as Lord Treasurer to Sir Robert Long Bart, William Wardour and others to pass debentures of: £100 for half year's fee due to James Darcy, Master of the Royal Studs, and at Christmas last past £400 for half year's allowance for provision of horses to 25 March past, and to strike tallies for both sums on Major Norton. Signed "T: Southampton" with filing endorsement on the reverse. PhotoJames Darcy (1617-73), military commissioner 1660, JP Yorks NR 1660-1666, commissioner for assessment 1660-, grante...

AutographsEarly Cheque1663 (24 November) payment order for £20 address to Mr (John) Morris, "Pray send me twenty pounds by this bearer my man; take this for your ... charge" and signed Sara Leyws; Underneath is the clerks notification of the order being completed. A rare and early banking document, the first ever cheque written was in 1659. PhotoPayment slips something like cheques probably existed in the ancient world, but in Britain the story goes back less far, to the birth of London's first banks in the mid-17th century. Those early bankers, mainly goldsmiths and scriveners, wanted to mak...

AutographsThomas Player1664 (29 April) receipt signed by Player for £86 6/5d. received from Walter Fisher as part of the sum due for the "two last Subsedies of the four Subsedies Lately graunted unto the Kinges Majestie ... & ordered by his Majestie". Signed "Thomas Player".Thomas Player (1608 - 1672) City of London Official of the Haberdashers' Company, Chamberlain of London and heavily involved in the collection of taxes from London.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHenry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough1664 (28 June), receipt by Henry Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough, for £250 received from Thomas Povey assigned for the city and garrison of Tangier as part of Mordaunt's pensions of £1000 per annum. Signed "Peterborough". PhotoHenry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough (1621 - 1697), served for his father in the Parliamentary army until 1643 when he switched allegiances to the Royalists. In an attempt to seize Reigate for the King Mordaunt was badly wounded and escaped to Antwerp, returning to England in 1649. In 1662 Mordaunt was put in command...

AutographsThe Great Plaguec.1666 application for payment of £50 from Thomas Townsend for the expense of two men, with their horses, attending the King's service at Oxford for the period Michelmas 1665 to Christmas 1666. Paper soiled and slightly torn in places, as one might expect, with filing endorsement on the reverse. An interesting fragment of parliamentary history. PhotoBetween September 1665 and Christmas of 1666, parliamentary proceedings were relocated to Oxford owing to the spread of the Plague in London. This payment application gives a small insight into the great efforts undertaken...

AutographsWilliam Hay, 4th Ear of Kinnoull1667 (29 November) letter of attorney from William Hay, Earl of Kinnoul to Patrick Hayes, to receive from the officers of the Exchequer of the Receipt £300 to be paid to Kinnoul by debenture from Sir Robert Howard, written on page with tears throughout and large repair to the reverse Signed "Kinnoule".William Hay, 4th Ear of Kinnoull (-1677) Scottish peer and soldier, known for his loyalty to the Crown. In joint forces with James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, Hay fought for Charles I. During the Battle of Carbisdale Hay was captured twice and escap...

AutographsThe Commissioners of Accounts (Brooke House Commissioners)1669 (4 March) letter from the Commissioners of Accounts to Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Exchequer Receipts relating to their investigation into a "250,000 advance to Sir George Carteret by the late farmours of his Majesties Hearth duty". Having received initial details for this payment, the Commission request of Long the "Tallyes, and orders, and every of them, by vertue whereof the 100000 (assigned by Sr George Carteret to the persons named in his Majesties sayd privy Seale) was registered & levyed uponthe addicionall Ayd...

AutographsAnthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury1670 (14 December) warrant by Anthony Ahsley Cooper, Baron Ahsley, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Thomas Clifford to Sir Robert Long to pay £6000 to Sir Stephen Fox, for pay of the King's guards and garrisons, "to be payed out of such mony as shall be payd in to the receipt of the Exchequer by Alderman Backwell, by way of loane upon the Credit of the Exchequer in generall". Signed "Ashley" and T. Clifford" with filing endorsement on the reverse. This document reveals both the amount loaned to the Exchequer by bankers such as Backwell...

AutographsTeller's Bill1670, two Teller's bills for the collection of tax for the King's subscription. The first being received from John Colvile as part of a loan from the farmers of Customs and Subsidies of £16,000, the second being received from Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir John Shaw and Sir Robert Wvyner Baronets, Sir Edmund Turnour Knight, Edward Backwell and Francis Millington for £270 as part of payment due from the farm. Both signed "Jo Loving". Bills written out on short, wide pieces of paper, folded vertically down the middle with the top and bottom punctured by regular and small holes...

AutographsStop of the Exchequer1671 (3 November) memorandum "To make an account of all Orders past to Sr. Thomas Osborne & Sr. Thomas Littleton dureing their joint management of ye Office of Treasurer of ye Navy. Also an Account of payments made to them on any of ye said Orders since your last certificate ending ye 21st of February last. For my Lord Bruckner". Followed by various calculations of sums to be paid including, among others, "Assigne of Edw. Backwell - 104.15.6", "Assignee to Doctor Chamberlaine - 200.0.0", and "To be paid in to the Exchequer 00.4.9". Written in more than one uniden...

AutographsSir Thomas Osbornec.1672 Treasury order to pay Sir Thomas Osborn Bart as sole Treasurer of the Navy £60,000 as part of £600,000 "by way of Inprest and upon Accompt" for the use of the Navy and its victualling between 8th March 1672-73. Signed "Clifford" and "J Duncombe". Subscribed with instructions for both Sir George Downing and Sir William Doyly to pay £20,000 out of the loan by George Blackbourne for the Navy. Subscription signed "Rob Long". A good group of signatures with relevance to the Stop of the Exchequer and the Anglo-Dutch wars. PhotoOrder probably issued very shortly aft...

AutographsFire of London1661-73 two Acts of Parliament. 1673 (29 March), copy of printed Act of Parliament "for reviving the Judicature for determination of defferences touching Houses Burnt down and Demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London" with an "Additional Act for Re-building the City of London, uniting the Parishes, and Rebuilding of the Cathedral and Parochial Churches within the said City" on five leaves bound by non-contemporary pin. Included with 1661 (8 May) "An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating abuses in His Majesties Customs" making provisions to pro...

AutographsSir Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby1675 (30 December) warrant written on single page from Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby, as Lord Treasurer to John Phillips, Auditor of the King's Revenue for Middlesex, stating the "fee farm rent" payable by Henry Jermyn, Earl of St. Albans, for "diverse slips of ground in St. James feilds" was unpaid for nine and a half years at last Michelmas, totalling £760. Osborne then refers to "his Majesty by his Lettors of Privy Seale ... 22th day of October last past being gratiously pleased to accept of three hundred pounds in full discharge of all the said ar...

AutographsThe London Gazette1678 (2-5 September) two pages from the London Gazette, the first with a notice by the Lord Treasurer that "several Papers and Forms of Blanks, relating to His Majesties Revenue" have been printed without his order "by private Persons", going on to state that all future papers are to be printed by "his Majesties Printers" in Blackfriars and can also be obtained from Robert Horne bookseller and George Marriot, stationer. The second, 1683 (25-28 June) page with Royal Proclamation of Charles II detailing reforms to his "Majesties Revenue of Excise", noting the general...

AutographsSir Robert Viner1678 (8 July) instructions from "John Benet" to "Mr. Knowles" to "go to the Officers of the Tally Office at Westminster, and demand there a Tally for forty two pounds forteen shillings & ten pence interest due to me on Sir Robert Viner's Assignment at Midsomer last ...". Signed "Jo: Benet". PhotoSir Robert Viner (1631-1688) was a British Goldsmith Banker, Sheriff of London during the Great Fire, and later Lord Mayor of the City of London (1674-75). During and after the Great Stop of the Exchequer he was owed around £400,000, making the largest debt to the Crown.'John...

AutographsLaurence Hyde, Edward Dering, Sidney Godolphin1679 (5 June) warrant from Treasury Commissioners to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, in printed format with manuscript insertions. The warrant is to draw an order to pay £27 to Richard Twisdell for "quartering several men from Capt. Francis Hawley's soldiers". One of a variety of forms used to pay for the forces. Signed "L: Hyde", "Ed Dering" and "S. Godolphin". A good group of signatures. PhotoLaurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, First Lord of the Treasury (1679-1684), Lord President of the Council (1684-1685), Lord High Trea...

AutographsSir John Ernle1680 (30 March) order from Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to Sir Robert Howards, Auditor of the Receipt, William Wardour and others to pay William Stansted, messenger of the Kings Chamber in Ordinary, his allowance totalling £9, 2/-. Signed "J Ernle", subscibed by Sir Thomas Vernon signed "Vernon", receipt on verso signed "W Stanstead" with filing endorsements to the reverse, repaired. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsLeoline Jenkins, Secret Service1680 (14 June), order to pay "Sir Lioline Jenkins", Secretary of State, "the summe of two thousand pounds without account for his Majesties seceret service", signed "L: Hyde", "J Ernle", "Ed Dering", "S Godolphin" and "S Fox". The second half of the document, separated by a horziontal cut accross the page, presumably for filing purposes, instructing Sir Thomas Vernon to pay £1000 out of the loan "by Mr. Kent & Duncombe", John Loving to pay £500 "out of arears of the late Hearth Contractors" and Sir Thomas Vernon to pay the remaining £500 out of money le...

AutographsIsaac Le Gouche1681 (28 July), receipt by Isaac Le Gouche, the King's Jeweller for £400 received from Sir Thomas Vernon as part of £1400 owed for jewels given to "the Marqueste Begamenes", Spanish Ambassador, "John Joseph, Secretary of said Embassy" and "Count de Magent", envoy to the Duke of Savoy. Signed "Isaac Legouché". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHealing Gold1685 (9 January) order from Henry Guy, Secretary to the Treasury, to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, to pay sums of £2500 for the Keeper of the Privy Purse "to complete a quarter", £500 ditto "for healing gold", £200 ditto "for Sir Thomas Sands", £200 ditto "for Mr. Foliard" out of a loan of £50,000 from Alderman Charles Duncombe. Signed "Hen: Guy". With address panel on the reverse, fine. PhotoHealing gold, or gold touch-pieces, were used during popular ceremonies held in the Banqueting House of the Palace of Whitehall during Charles II's reign to cure Scroful...

AutographsSir Henry Firebrace1685 (1 August) order on part printed page to repay a loan of £1000 "arising by an imposition on French Linen, Brandy, and other Commodities ... unto Sir Henry Firebrace Knight" which had been lent to the crown by Firebrace. Signed "Rochester" with receipt signed "H Firebrace" on reverse. Page in half, presumably for filing purposes and the front bears marks of mounting which impedes slightly on Rochester's signature. PhotoSir Henry Firebrace (1619-1691), was a loyal courtier to Charles I. He was believed to have been employed under the Parliamentarians to guard C...

AutographsBank Account Book1685 (March) - 1685 (December) single leaf of unknown bank account book listing credits in favour of "William Tempest" including "Mr. Robert Clayton" £18, "Mr. Francis Child" £2000 and "Sir William Turner" £74 16s. Signed "Tempest". On the reverse there are two listings for the debits of "William Lloyd" and "John Carpenter". A fascinating financial artefact. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsBlack Letter Act1685 Black Letter Act of Parliament granting by King James II, the right to all profits of the Post Office plus £20,000 per annum to his Consort, Mary of Modena. Printed on two leaves, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHenry Guy1687 (22 October), letter from Henry Guy, Secretary to the Treasury, to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Exchequer, from the Treasury Chambers. "The Lords Commissioners of his Majesties Treasury desire that the Summe of Three Hundred Pounds which was paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham, and others out of the proffitts of the Lord Greys Estate may be issued to the Earle of Rochester in further part of the Summe of £16000 granted to his Lordship out of that Estate". Signed "Hen: Guy", with address panel and filing endorsement on reverse. Fine. PhotoJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of...

AutographsLoans of the Clergy of Kent to Charles II1666-67 a selection of three documents relating to loans given by the Clergy of Kent to Charles II under his Act 17 passed to raise funds for war with the Dutch. 1666 (24 April) a document created by William Somner, written on both sides of a large piece of paper, detailing loans granted by the members of the Clergy of Kent "upon the security of the Act of Parliament made at Oxford". Each entry subscribed with their relevant signature including "James Benchkin Curate of Ash" and "Peter Du Moulin". On the reverse of the sheet, William Somner ha...

AutographsSouthwell Grammar School, Nottinghamshire1667-69 selection of three documents relating to appointments and salaries of schoolmasters of Southwell. 1667/8 (27 February) letter of attorney from John Sachell appointing Bartholemew Fallingham to receive his salary in full due to him as schoolmaster. 1668 (15 October) certificate of employment for Charles Grant as schoolmaster at Southwell. 1669 (19 April) treasury warrant for payment of £10 to Schoolmaster of Southwell.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsVarious Documents1668-87 various documents (3) including: 1668 (1 July), letter of Atourney from Sir Joseph Seymour to William Aldworth to collect £20 due to Seymour from the Exchequer. Signed "Joseph Seymour Auditr" and witnessed by "Wm Christlett". 1687 (October) receipt from Anne, widow of George Digby, Earl of Bristol for a tally, signed "A Bristol". 1687 (31 October) receipt from Maynard Colchester for £15 received from Francis Child, signed "Maynard Colchester" on small portion of paper with heavy soiling to the edges.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(x) AutographsPrivy Council1660-87 a group of court documents with 1660 (25 January) letter from the Lord Commissioner in Whitehall to York, apparently being a tax demand signed by Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh and others; 1661 (3 May) folio page being an order of the Council to pay Lord Wentworth £275 for the purpose of the Guard in Garrison in Dunquirke and signed by Sir Edward Walker (Clerk of the Privy Council); 1665 (2 March) an order of the Council ordering ships to receive passes from "ye Chief Officer of Officers of the...

AutographsArthur Anglesey, Robert Long1668-73 various orders (3) to pay sums bearing the signatures of Arthur Anglesey, Treasurer of the Navy and Robert Long, one defective with large tear and other on small piece bearing only the signature of "Rob Long".Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsPayment ReceiptsFour payment receipts 1673-82 including a 1673 (1 August) receipt from Unton Warre for £1,095 received from Sir Francis Warre Baronet, signed "Unton Warre", 1673 (15 September) for a transaction of £28, 17/- from Mr. Wilson to William Pottell with signed order from Thomas Culpeper and signed receipt on reverse from William Pottell. 1682 (25 October) receipt from Theodosia Fountayne for £50 received from Captain Francis Child and John Rogers as per the "order of Mr. Maxamillian Walsham by the hands of Mr. Pack. Signed "Theodocia Fountayne", witnessed and signed by Robe...

Autographs1701 (October) in the reign of William III, unidentified court roll on vellum mostly written in one had with insertions by the signee "Ja: Waller".Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsLucius Cary, 6th Viscount Falkland1708 (24 February) agreement between Lord Cary and Dorothy Viscountess Falkland (they married in October 1704) for the disbursement of monies (£1500) from her father and many other provisions in this long document which runs for eight pages. On laid paper; the outer cover with wear and age faults, otherwise in a reasonable state of repair. A contemporary copy which has not been signed. A most interesting document which needs transcriptionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view...

AutographsThomas Pinington1742 (15 February) elaborately signed and inscribed piece in the name of Thomas Pinington. The author inscribes "writ this without Hand or Foot" with "Liskeard" in mirror. A curiosity with Cornish interest. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Autographs1749 Exmplification of Common Recovery on vellum bearing large portrait of George II regarding transfer of "Nine Messuagess Sixteen Gardens fourteen acres of Land Eight acres of Meadow five acres of pasture and three acres of wood ... in Oxted, Croydon, and Godstone" from Anthony Benn. Signed "Borrett" with seal attached in tin skippet. Bearing also a pair of 5/- general duty revenue stamps. Included with 1707 (18 September) indenture for the lease of land in Longhoughton, Northumberland to Edward Adams for 21 years with a rent of £5 and a fine of £20. Signed by the Duke and Duchess...

(x) AutographsSir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford1771 (25 May) warrant addressed to the Duke of Montagu (Master of His Majesty's Great Wardrobe) ordering the provision of a new livery for the King's rat-killer and signed by "Holles Newcastle" and countersigned by Walpole along with George Baillie and Charles Turner, from the Treasury Chambers, Whitehall. A sidenote to the warrant indicates that the cost should, "come to thirteen pounds or thereabouts". Some browning and brittle edges, not affecting the text and the endorsed leaf has become detached. PhotoRobert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford...

(x) AutographsApprenticeship Contract1780 (13 July) small indenture on vellum that John Taylor be an apprentice to William Bothel to learn the trade of a plumber and glazier for a term of three years. Bears two wax seals and 1/6d. revenue stamps and, on the reverse, and unusual 6d. per £1 revenue stamp. Vertical fold but still in a good state of preservation. These early apprentice documents are scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsNathaniel St Andre1782 (20 February) A 'Release' document concerning the will of Nathaniel St Andre detailing the distribution of his estate to his two sons, George Frederick Pitts and William Henry Pitts. Notably, the document records the fate of Nathaniel St. Andre's library which after being bequeathed here to his two sons would become the main collection of Southampton's first public library. With impressed 20/- revenue stamp and in a very fine state of preservation.Nathaniel St André (c.1680 - 1776) was born in Switzerland and came to England as a boy servant with a rich family...

AutographsJohn Parr WelsfordA lengthy account written on bound pages with a rough paper wrapper of J.P. Welsford's visit to Holland between 1782 - 1784. Welsford recounts first impressions of the Dutch people and presents his thoughts on the state as it was during the Patriottentijd.John Parr Welsford, Secretary to the Waterloo Subscription Committee, created to fund the families of those who had lost their lives at Waterloo, 1815Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsJohn Dalton1795 (8 June) ALS from John Dalton containing a lengthy account of his experiences taking herb samples along the Scottish East coast including an encounter with a lady and her daughter of Kendal who led him to sample medicinal water from a local well. PhotoJohn Dalton (1766-1844), English chemist, physicist and meteorologist. Dalton is best known for his contributions to studies into colour blindness and introduced atomic theory into chemistry.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHMS Dreadnought, Battle of Trafalgar 18051805 contemporary copy of the report of the HMS Dreadnought's engagement at Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805. The ship was captained by John Conn who would likely have submitted this report to Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood. Conn recounts the taking of San Juan Nepomuceno, a three decked Spanish ship, by fire. On the reverse, dated 8th March 1806, Collingwood commends their valiant efforts noting "I expected much from her and was not disappointed". The page is in 4 complete pieces, separated at the horizontal folds.HMS Dreadnought was the eighth sh...

AutographsGeorge IV, Prince of Wales1808 (3 February) ALS written from Brighton to Frank Aberdeen giving instructions to "send Tomorrow's letters in the Box to Petworth, Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's to Shefford, Saturday's you will keep as I shall probably be in Town on the Day". On single page with reinforcements on reverse. Signed "George R". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsKing George III1808 (29 June) duplicate of warrant allowing the import of goods into Britain from ten Dutch ships for a period of six months. Endorsement on inside leaf suggests that the license would be used for the 'Fortuna of Papenburg' which sailed from Rotterdam to Aberdeen. Signed "George R". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsKing George III1810 (12 April), warrant appointing "Moore Gent" as Second Lieutenant under Major General Frederick Maitland in the 1st Ceylon Regiment. Sealed with royal wafer seal and taxed £1 10/-. Signed "George R" in a very uncontrolled hand, also signed "Liverpool" by Robert Jenkinson, and "Tho: Butts" by Thomas Butts. PhotoBy 1810 the King's sight had almost entirely deteriorated. As early as 1805 his writing abilities had been restricted by his vision and in October of 1810 King George made his last public appearance.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(x) AutographsKing George IV, Prince Regent1811 (27 June) Commission document making William Cardiff a Captain in the Second Ceylon Regiment, signed at top "George PR". The foot has the text "By His Majesty's Command" crossed through and "By the Command of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent in the Name and on the Behalf of His Majesty" and signed "Liverpool". With wafer seal and £1.10 revenue stamps; typical folding creases. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSarah Bane Belzoni1825 (June) ALS with short note. Address panel and wax seal intact.Sarah Bane Belzoni (1783-1870) was an English traveller and writer. She is most known for her travels to Egypt. Her husband, Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) was an Italina explorer and archaeologist of Egypt. Best known for his removal to England of the seven-tonne bust of Ramesses II, discovering the tomb of Seti II and being the first to enter the second pyramid of Giza.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsKing William IV1834 (16 January) autograph of King William IV on piece from treasury document. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsCoach Waybills1837-41 two waybills, one, 1837 (3 October) for the Brampton - Carlisle "Independent" Coach, the other, 1841 for the Royal Victoria Coach, Alnwick - Newcastle. Included with 1831 takings day sheet for the Alnwick - Berwick Wonder CoachSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsQueen Victoria1838 (1 December) signature on piece from treasury document, some smudging to ink. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsJohn Stuart Mill1840 ALS written from India House enquiring as to the availability of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox to "spend an evening in Kennington". PhotoJohn Stuart Mill (1865-1868), British philosopher who at the time of writing worked in the British East India Company Political Department.Charles James Fox MP (1749-1806) became Secretary of State for Foreign Affiars between 1782-1806 and held a prominent career within the Whig parliament notable for his radical opposition to King George III for his role in oppressing American Patriots. Fox became equally notable for his colourful...

AutographsRichard Owen1841 (24 September), ALS in which Owen discusses his fruitful findings from a visit to Helston Harbour in Cornwall and begins to make preparations for the handling of John Hunter's collection of fossils. Owen is rather disparaging of Hunter's cataloguing of the collection, noting that: "the nature of which seems not, however, to have been recognised by John Hunter: the Megalosauras is clasified as 'Mammalia'; ... and some beautiful examples of the Sheppey Boa Constrictor are labelled 'Allegator'." Compliements are given to Mrs. Charles "your estimable lady" and "your amia...

AutographsChristie and Manson Auctioneers1844 (2 March) Christie and Manson auction catalogue for "A Collection of Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch Pictures ... The Property of a Gentleman", probably that of the Earl of Errol. The catalogue lists such items as "Breughel - Numerous figures on the bank of a river, with fishermen in boats", "Van Dyck - Portrait of a lady in a white satin dress", "V. Utrecht - Fish". A scarce item, paper with some reinforcements, otherwise in good condition. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Bu...

AutographsCharles John Canning1844 (5 July) ALS written from the Foreign Office confirming the recipient's pension of £50 as agreed by Lord Aberdeen. Signed "Canning". PhotoCharles John Canning (1812-1862), 1st Earl Canning, known also as The Viscount Canning, was Governor-General of India during the Indian Mutiny, 1857, then first Viceroy of India after transfer of power from the East India Company to Queen Victoria. Previously, Canning had been Postmaster General from 1853-55.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsArthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington1844 (24 December) secretarial letter to the Earl of Leven requesting his attendance to the opening of Parliament on 4th of February, signed "Wellington" as the leader of the House of Lords. PhotoWellington served as the leader of the Conservative party in the House of Lords, 1828–1846. He worked to transform the Lords from unstinting support of the Crown to an active player in political manoeuvering, with a commitment to the landed aristocracy. Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more infor...

AutographsAmelia Opie1845 two ALS from Amelia Opie to her friend, Edmund, written from Norwich. The first, 1845, a sincere and charming coming of age letter. PhotoAmelia Opie (1769-1853) was an English Romantic author. Opie is also notable for being first on the list of 187,000 names presented to the British Parliament as a female petition to stop slavery.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsMajor-General Charles George Gordon1857 (1 June) "Quarterly Account of Pay and Allowances of Officers Employed with Lieut. Col. Simmond in the East" on broad sheet folded for filing. Signed by the relevant recipients "Simmond", "H. H. Jones", "Edward R. James", "C. G. Gordon" and "S. P. Woodfall". PhotoBetween April and October of 1857 Gordon served in Erzeroum, Armenia to implement the frontier line between Turkey and Russia. Later in life, Gordon became well known as Governor-General of the Sudan.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

AutographsLord Clarendon1857 two ALS from Lord Clarendon to Lieutenant Colonel Simmons. The first, 1857 (10 September) expressing his pleasure "with the efficient manner in which the British Officers are now employed under you", desiring to be relayed to "them and particularly to Lieutenant Gordon". Signed "Clarendon". The other, 1857 (29 September) to the same effect. Signed "Clarendon". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsWilliam Thackerayc.1860 (3 January), ALS written from Kensington explaining that "But for a fatal accident (to my carpet bag) I should have had the pleasure of seeing you". Plans are suggested to meet at a later date "if to meet pretty people so much the better, but I like them good best, for after all what is there to be compared to virtue?". Signed "Wm Thackery". Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRichard Partridge1863 two letters from Richard Partridge, the first 1863 (29 July) to Mr. Metcalfe detailing a treatment for an ulcer on "Mr. Potter's" gum, signed "R. Partridge". The second, mounted on card, 1863 (12 August) having received a letter from General Garibaldi, Partridge notes that "he tells me that his leg is nearly well". Signed "R. Partridge". PhotoRichard Partridge (1805-1873), known for his involvement in apprehending the London Burkers gang after a member had tried to sell him a victim's body (1831). Later he was known for his consultation on the bullet wound to Gi...

AutographsQueen Victoria1869 (May 25) third person letter on 'Balmoral' headed mourning note paper to "Sir Thomas and Lady Biddulph" thanking them for their wishes on her 50th birthday. PhotoSir Thomas Biddulph (1809-1878) was at the time of writing, Keeper of the Privy Purse.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsWilliam Oswell Livingstone1873 (16 July) ALS from William Oswell Livingstone to Mr. Horace Waller on headed letter paper with "WOL" monogram, confirming he will be in London, mentioning also that he will be at the Royal Geographical Society on Friday "when I expect to meet Mr. Oswell". PhotoWilliam C. Oswell was an African explorer who accompanied David Livingstone during his discovery of Lake Ngami in 1849 and the Zambesi in 1851. His friendship was recognised by Livingstone in giving his name to his third son. This letter was written by him just two months after David Livingstone‘s...

AutographsRichard Owen1874 ALS on mourning note paper from Sheen Lodge to "Paset(?)" accepting an invitation to the "Junior Contemporaries at their Dinner at the 'Albion'". Signed "Richard Owen". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRichard Owen1875 (23 January) ALS from Richard Owen to a friend regarding his discovery of Manatee fossils in the bed of the River Nile. Owen also pre-empts his article to be published on the findings of David Livingstone on the Lualaba river. Owen hopes to give the reader a sense of the "true ... character of David Livingstone". A fascinating letter alluding to the great search for the source of the River Nile. PhotoRichard Owen (1804 - 1892), British geologist, biologist and comparative anatomist. Renowned for his study of fossils and for coining the term 'Dinosaur', Owen is also w...

AutographsSir Samuel White Baker1875 (23 December) ALS regarding an invitation. Signed "Samuel Baker". PhotoSir Samuel White Baker (1821-1893) was an English explorer, officer, naturalist, engineer, writer and abolitionist. Baker served as Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt, and as Governor General of the Equatorial Nile Basin which he established as the Province of Equatoria. Notable also for his friendship with King Edward VII who, as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

AutographsDonald Macleod1877 (13 February) ALS from Donald Macleod to Edward Young, asking Young to "make the pages of 'Good Words' the channel for giving up to the public the first account of your interesting expedition to Livingstonia. Captain Cameron gave us the benefit of his first written narrative & Dr. Livingstone was also in the habit of contributing to our pages". PhotoDonald Macleod, editor of 'Good Words', a 19th century monthly periodical. Lieutenant Edward Young, a Free Church of Scotland Missionary, led a mission named 'Livingstonia' in 1857 to the southern end of Lake Malawi in...

AutographsDighton MacNaghten Probyn1879 (10 February) ALS written from Marlborough House on mourning paper to "My dear Sir Michael" being "desired by the Prince and Princess of Wales to invite you to dine with their Royal Highnesses on Friday next ... to meet H.I.H. The Crown Princess of Germany" "PS The Dress is Trousers (not tights)". Signed. "D. M. Probyn". PhotoSir Michael Costa (1808-1884) was an Italian-born conductor and composer. Among well known ballets and operas, Costa composed 'The Maiden's Choice', a serenata for the marriage of King Edward VII and Alexandra Princess of Denmark, c...

AutographsSir Reginald Arthur James Talbot1882-1903 a series of seven letters addressed to Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot and his wife, Margaret Jane Stuart-Wortley. Writers include many relevant politicians and British Army Officers such as St John Brodrick and Lord Alfred Milner. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsVerney Lovett Cameronc.1890 two undated ALS from Cameron, one addressed to "Mr. Henriques". Both signed "V. Lovett Cameron". PhotoVerney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894) was an English traveller in Central Africa and first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea (1875). In 1873, Cameron commanded an expedition in assistance to David Livingstone. After Livingstone's death he was tasked with returning his body to the coast and would later find and return to England Livingstone's papers.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions fo...

AutographsJohn Tyndall1890 (12 Feb) ALS apologising that he cannot attend to lecture at Guildford due to ill health and work. Signed "John Tyndall". Some tears along folds, just touching the signature. PhotoJohn Tyndall (1820-1893), Irish physicist leading in the discoveries of infrared radiation. In later life he spent a great deal of time teaching at various institutions and to the general public.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsJames Augustus Grant1890 (8 April) ALS on three pages, the last damaged but with the majority of text remaining. PhotoLeuitenant-Colonel James Augustus Grant (1827-1892) was a Scottish explorer of eastern equatorial Africa. Grant served in the Sikh War and through the Indian Mutiny. Grant is best known for his botanical findings in Gondokoro (1860). in 1868 Grant served in the intelligence department of the Abyssinian expedition under Lord Napier, for this he was made a Companion of the Order of the Star of India and received the Abyssinia War Medal.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

AutographsThe London Postal Service, Christmas 18911892 (February) a pamphlet published for the postal staff by R.C. Tombe, Controller. A 27 page booklet relating to the great struggle undertaken by the postal service during Christmas; some cover wearSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsEdward VII, Prince of Wales1894 mourning telegram to Queen Victoria from Russia detailing their nearing visit to Berlin with "Vicky", mentioning also that "Minny [Dowager Tsarina Maria Feodorovna] and Alix [Alexandra Princess of Wales] well". Signed "Albert Edward". PhotoDuring 1894, the Prince of Wales was in Russia for the funeral of Tsar Alexander III and the marriage of Tsar Nicholas II.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFrederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts1898 (July and November) two ALS on his monogrammed paper, the first from Curragh Camp in County Kildare thanking the Lord Mayor for his donation to the Indian Heroes Fund; the second from the Royal Hospital, Dublin is to the Lord Mayor congratulating him on his award as well as the successful banquet to the Sidar (Kitchener). Both are signed "Roberts"; some tone spots, particularly on the second letter. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsHenry Morton StanleyC. 1900 ALS from Dorothy Stanley, daughter of Henry Morton, indicating that she and her father would attend a lunch. Signed "Dorothy Stanley". Included with cabinet photograph (11x17cm) of H.M. Stanley. PhotoHenry Morton Stanley (1841-194) was a Welsh journalist and explorer, famous for his successful search for David Livingstone in 1869. He and Livingstone were also engaged in the search for the river Nile.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsGeorge V, Queen Mary1911 studio photograph taken on the occasion of their visit to India to be present at the Delhi Durbar, held from 7 - 16 December 1911.Signed on the mount "George R.I." and "Mary", dated in the King Emperor's hand "Delhi Decmbr 12th 1911".On this date he announced the move of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi.They are photographed wearing their Coronation Robes. The King wearing the Imperial Crown of India, the Queen wearing the Delhi Durbar tiara, set with diamonds and the famous Cambridge emeralds.A superb image, glazed in a standing frame (17.5 x 23 cm). Pho...

AutographsSir William Ramsay1911-12 four autograph letters written in French from Sir William Ramsay to a French Ambassador showing Sir William Ramsay asking for some help from the Ambassador. Only in later letters it seems that his request is met with resistance due to Ramsay's controversial endorsement of the plans of the Industrial and Engineering Trust Ltd to extract gold from the sea. The scheme bore similarities to an investment scam set up by Electrolytic Marine Salts Company and bought up properties along the British coastline to facilitate the extraction of gold. The company failed t...

AutographsRMS Olympic & Titanic1912 "White Star Line Olympic and Titanic" publicity brochure with tag line "Each 45,000 Tons" "The Largest Vessels in the World". Beautifully produced, bound with red silk tied in a bow and including sixteen full colour plates showing illustrations of:Dining Saloon, Reception Room, Reading and Writing Room, Smoke Room, Restaurant, Main Staircase, Veranda Café, Turkish Bath, Cooling Room, Swimming Bath, Deck State Room, Single Berth State Room, Sitting Room of Parlour Suite, Second Class Dining Saloon, Second Class Library, Second Class State Room and Second Clas...

AutographsRMS Olympic & Titanic1912 "White Star Line Olympic and Titanic" publicity brochure with tag line "The Largest Vessels in the World". Beautifully produced, including five full colour plates showing illustrations of:A Third Class Dining Room, The Third Class General Room, A Third Class Two-Berth Cabin, The Third Class Smoke Room and A Third Class Four-Berth Cabin.With further black and white photographs illustrating the preparation of the SS Olympic with explanatory notes:Underneath View During Construction, After Shaft Brackets Being Weighed, Launch of "Olympic," October 20th, 1910, P...

AutographsPrince of Wales (Edward VIII)1917 (2 July), ALS from H.Q. 14th Corps B.E.F. while 'On Active Service' to Sir Alan Reeve Manby in thanks for the good wishes he received from him and Lady Manby upon the King's birthday. With original cover in the Prince's hand, with top left corner removed. PhotoSir Alan Reeve Manby (1848-1925) served as the Physician Extraordinary at Sandringham to Edward VII and George V.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsField Marshal Douglas Haig1918 (25 February) dated autograph sent to collector, complete with original initialled envelope.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsQueen Mary's Dolls' HouseA complete correspondence ranging from 1922-24 between the Queen Mary's household and the St. Ives artist, William Cave Day regarding the acquisition of artwork to furnish the Dolls' House. The group included two signed letters from Princess Marie Louise soliciting Day's work, one from St James's Palace, the other from Wretham Hall. These are accompanied by facsimiles of the artist's submission letter and two copies of the submitted artwork, one in graphite, the other in colour. Following this is an admission card to Mr. W. Cave Day granting admission to the...

(x) AutographsAntarctic Wilkins Expeditionc.1929-30 two red cloth-bound diaries (10x16cm) written in pencil over 114 pages by the Chief Engineer aboard the RRS William Scoresby, a British research ship that operated in Antarctic waters as part of the Discovery Investigations, recording biological, oceanographic and hydrographical studies. This ship also participated in the 2nd Wilkins-Hearst Antarctic Expedition (1929-30), launching a Lockheed Vega floatplane for flights over Antarctica. Accompanied by 35 original photographs of the ship in ice, the floatplane both on deck and off, views near...

AutographsQueen Mary1939 (24 May) National Provincial Bank Limited cheque for £5 endorsed by Queen Mary. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSir Henry Wood, Lady Jessie Wood1941 (4 October) TLS written from Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage to Mr. Maurice Cole thanking Mr. Cole for his "splendid playing of the Schuman Concerto at the Promenade Concert on August 23rd". His response has been delayed by "the mass of correspondence in connection with the Promenade Concert season". Signed "Henry J. Wood". Included with TLS from Lady Jessie Wood to "Katherine" concerning Sir Henry Wood's ill health, mentioning also the events of the previous day when "he returned to direct the Red Cross Concert for prisoners of war". Signed "Jessie Woo...

AutographsHerbert George Wells1942 (16 December), TLS from H.G. Wells to Mrs. Hubback addressing the matter of £50. An angered Wells writes "And where do you think I am going to find £50? With the call up of the technicians of Hollywood my last chance of considerable cheques from America vanishes, and I have not dared to look at my investment list since the war started ... I see you omit all my books from your proposals for leading discussion groups. Would you mind telling me why, at you convenience?". Signed "H.G. Wells". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please...

AutographsWorld War II1945 (6 September), original draft format ship's copy of the Instrument of Surrender to be received by Japanese forces in Bougainville, New Guinea. Likely to have been typed up by Navy Seaman Brian G Taylor, the ship's Telegraphist aboard HMS Glory and retained as a record with the signatures of General Hitoshi Imamura (Commander of Japanese Imperial South Eastern Army), Vice Admiral Jinichi Kusaka (Commander of South Asia Area Fleet) and Lieutenant General Vernon Strudee (Commander of Australian Army) copied by foreign hand. Document showing signs of climactic wear and i...

AutographsGeorge Bernard Shaw1947 (24 July) Autograph note on single and only filled page in autograph album reading "Let no collector of autographs call himself a Humanitarian. They are wasters and tormentors. G. Bernard Shaw". Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsQueen Elizabeth II1954 (30 August) approves the appointment of Major Aseffa Lemma to be the Ethiopian Consul General in Aden. Signed "Elizabeth R". Fine. PhotoAssefa Lemma became Ambassador to Germany between 1961-64 and 1970-74. Friend of Sylvia Pankhurst and married to Sendu Gebru, a notable women's rights activist.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsWinston Churchil1957 (13 February) TLS from La Pausa, Roquebrune to Professor Sir Douglas Savory thanking him for his letter and for an article he had recently written. Signed "Winston S. Churchill". Fine with small tear to top centre of page. Complete with original cover with stamp removed. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsMontgomery of Alamein1961 (23 April) ALS agreeing to "autograph the twenty volumes of my book". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsNoël Cowardc.1965 TLS on Les Avants sur Montreux headed notepaper to "George" remarking on the recipient's decision to move to Tahiti - "I think you've made an appalling choice ... I'd rather see Philadelphia than the spots you're taking in". Coward remembers meeting "Judy in London [who] came to the party with her new husband, Mark Heron", commenting on Judy Garland, Coward remarks "She is becoming orchidaceous. I myself regard her as divine, sui generis, and perilously perishable - to be treasured for as long as we have her". Signed "Noel". Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

AutographsQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret1970 (20 March) appointment of "Miss Olive Rosa Grey" "to be an officer of our diplomatic service". Signed on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen "Elizabeth R" and "Margaret", countersigned "Michael Stewart". Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFalkland Islands1982 Surrender Document1982 (14 June) uncoded and unclassified telex to a list of recipients reads,"The fol is a text of a msg from 317.1 passed via Hereford to addressees above, msg begins.HQ LFF1 Port Stanley. In Port Stanley at 9 o'clock pm Falkland Islands time tonight the 14 Jun 1982, Major General Menendes surrendered to me all the Argentine armed forces in East and West Falkland, together with their impedimenta. Arrangements are in hand to assemble the men for return to Argentina, to gather in their arms and equipment and to mark and make safe their munitions....

AutographsThe Beatles 1966 Tour of GermanyFrank FischbeckA comprehensive and wonderfully intimate collection of 140 original black and white photographs, with their original 35mm negative strips and contact sheets, documenting the Beatles' 1966 Tour of Germany. Fischbeck captured everything from their arrival at Bayerischer Hof Hotel, Munich, including private moments in their hotel suite, a press conference (double exposed) and their performance at the 'Circus-Krone-Bau', to their departure from Munich Central Station. All four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo S...

(x) AutographsCollectionsPaper DocumentsA small accumulation of documents which includes 1349 written in Latin, 1644 short abstract for the Bill for erecting Corporation for .. the Poor, 1654 Annuity and Agreement, 1680, 1695, 1693 list of officers of Scarborough, 1696 an acquittance for the purchase of Mill Meads and c.1696 Memorial of Richard and Barbara Loud, 1702 will of Hannah Goldsmith of Maxden in Kent, 1723 debt document at High Holborn, 1730 rental agreement for part of the Barony of Wigton, 1733 bond drawn up in Brightlingsea, 1737 proceedings of an incident in Scarborough, 1794 mar...

(x) AutographsCollectionsVellum DocumentsA selection of miscellaneous documents which includes 1510 letter of attorney; 1519 document for a property in Sandhurst, 1558 and c.1580 indentures with seal attached; 1603 document; 1653-99 year lease; 1663 document in Latin; 1738 twenty one year lease; 1740 Lease of a leadmine in the county of Flint, release of Melbourne and Stortwaite in the County of York; 1750 Assignment in trust; 1770 and 1778 Probate of a wills; 1786 Deed of Covenant relating to property in Melbourne and Stotwaite; 1788 Lease for Possession; of the Manor of Melbourne with Stort...

(x) AutographsCollectionsPrinted WorksA group of Acts which includes1701 Act for making the River Darwent Navigable; 1747 Act for the sale of the Estates of William Moore in Sussex, Surrey and Staffordshire; 1764 Act for additional duties on wine, cyder and perry; 1787 Act for building new gaols within the county of Stafford; 1811 act for the repealing the Hat Duty; 1839 Act for Lighting with Gas the Town of Holmfirth. A group of newspapers with 1681 The Weekly Pacquet of Advice from Rome, 1727 The Edinburgh Evening Courant; 1802 Cobbett's Weekly Political Register; 1813 Liverpool Mercury and...

AutographsCollectionsScienceCollection of eight documents from 1757-1816 including two documents relating to Emanuel Mendez da Costa, one dated 1757 (28 September) in da Costa's hand titled "List or Catalogue of the English Fossils Humbly presented to Her Serene Highness the Reigning Princess of Waldeck by Her Serene Highness's Most devoted Humble Servant Emanuel Mendes da Costa", 1765 (9 February) copy of "Minutes of the Board of Light[?]", 1816 (18 March) ALS to John Walker from "John Galton", 1819 (June) ALS signed "Joseph Arnold" detailing enclosed autographs (not present) and of his purch...

AutographsCollectionsScience1810 - a collection of seven documents relating to 19th century medicine, including 1810 (4 June) ALS signed "William Hey", 1835 (16 January) ALS signed "J McGrigor", 1858 (18 August) ALS signed "Prescott Hewett", 1872 (4 December) ALS signed "John Couper", 10 January ALS to "I. Scattergood Esq" signed "John Queckett", 5 November ALS signed "Henry J. Thompson" and third person autograph note mounted on card from Sir Benjamin Brodie, sergeant-surgeon to William IV and Queen VictoriaSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

(x) AutographsCollectionsLettersA fairly random collection of A.L.S., nearly all nineteenth century which includes 1696 letter from George Villiers in the Hague, 1847 Richard Cobden, 1853 Marquess of Zetland, 1854 Charles Phipps from Windsor Castle (splitting), 1860 Sir John Lawrence of the India Office, 1867 George Keppel, 1868 W.S. Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan), 1873 John Phillips (geologist), 1876 Arthur Bering Garrrod (physician), 1880 Bochin (sculptor), 1886 a sheet of special notepaper signed by Albert Moore (painter), 1887 Sir James Knowles of Queen Anne's Lodge, 1888 Duke of Devon...

(x) AutographsCollectionsMapsA selection of British county maps with 1748 Thomas Osborne A Correct Map of Middlesex (from Osborne's Geographica Magni Britannii); 1787 J. Cary maps of South Britain and Northamptonshire; 1801 J. Roper Bedfordshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire; 1806 J. Wilks Bedfordshire and Cumberland; c.1842 Sydney Hall Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Isle of Man' Guernsey/Jersey; 1845 J. Archer Cheshire, Isle of Wight and Lancashire; c.1875 Cruchley railway maps of Leicestershire and Middlesex; some with trimmed edges, all are hand-coloured. Also 1815 Thomson's New General...

AutographsCollection1815-50 a collection of free fronts and autograph letters including by Robert Peel, Duke of Wellington, Castlereagh, Eldon, James Hogg, George Cooke, S. Rogers, Thomas Moore (author), Lord Carlisle mentioning Castle Howard, and an autograph letter by Edmund Keane, the actor (20)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsCollectionPoliticians1896-98 a group of A.L.S. with Austin Chamberlain from the Admiralty, Sir Spencer Walpole as Secretary to the Post Office, John Burns MP; also letter signed by John Hay (American ambassador) and 1898 A.L.S. by Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts and 1910 A.L.S. by Olga Krsmanovitch and a printed 1901 parliamentary letter from Arthur Balfour. (7 items)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsCollectionPrime MinistersA small group of letters and documents with 1785 ALS from William Pitt the Younger to Major General Campbell informing him that it would not be possible to put his name forward to succeed to the supernumerary of the Red Ribbon; sent from Downing street, rather badly soiled and stained.1795 Portland signature on the reverse of part of a petition, sent from Whitehall1835 autograph ticket signed by Charles Grey for admission to the House of Lords.1847 Stanley, Earl of Derby, ALS to the Earl of Leven asking for his attendance at parliament.1861 Lord John Rus...

(x) AutographsCollectionsA miscellaneous selection of items which includes some broadsheets with election notices and auction sales, some other election notices, a few church documents, 1884 Guard's account book, W.W.1 picture post cards, several used from soldiers, ration books, Jersey identity card, army handkerchief in its original packet, some family photographs various U.S.A. documents including receipts, New York Court documents from 1809, 1779 Journals of Congress, 1801 Supreme Court document on vellum, various stock and bond certificates with a few Russian and others. Condition is ver...

AutographsCollectionsA small collection of ten military related signed letters including (1833) General Sir Rowland Hill, third person letter, (1845) Lord (Benjamin) Bloomfield, Colonel Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery, Commandant of the Woolwich Garrison and private secretary to George IV, (1848) Lt. Gen. Sir James Law Lushington, Director of the East India Company from 1837, (1849) General Sir James Lillyman Caldwell, active in civil engineering in India, (1849) Gen. Sir James Simpson "Memorandum for the Quarter Master Generals' Department", (1850) Field Marshall Sir Hew Dalrymple Ros...

AutographsCollectionsMusic1944-51 bound volume of the Romford Music and Arts Society which features the autographs of the performing artists including Eileen Joyce, Ivor Newton (2), Gerald Moore, Rae Robertson, Kathleen Ferrier, Denis Matthews, John Kentish, Isobel Bailie, Hetty Bolton and many others. The initial pages are with beautiful calligraphy in red ink but these titles stopped in 1946. An unusual and interesting record and collectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsCollectionsSport1950's collection in two autograph books with the focus on cricketers including 1949-50 Australian cricket tour of South Africa,, 1950-51 M.C.C. team to Australia and New Zealand, 1951-52 New South Wales Cricket Association, Natal team at Lords, West Indies team in Australia, 1951 South African touring team, 1953-54 New Zealand team, 1953 Australian coronation tour team, 1955 Springbok tour team to Great Britain, 1956-57 M.C.C South African tour team, many single autographs including Don Bradman, Len Hutton (2 one on typed letter), Dennis Compton. Many other spo...

(x) AutographsCollectionsTheatre ProgrammesA collection of programmes, mostly of London theatres which includes St. James's Theatre between 1897-1916 (9), Carlton c.1930, Coliseum with the rare Blackbirds of 1934 and Cinderella 1937, Comedy 1906, Garrick 1908, Gairety 1887 and 1927, Globe 1937, His Majesty's 1932, Lyric 1910, London Hippodrome 1933, New Theatre 1903 and c.1930, Palace Theatre 1935 and 1938, Wyndham's 1920 and c.1930, Vaudeville 1926, Woodford. Also a few regional theatres with Hastings Gaiety 1928-29 (3) Eastbourne Devonshire Park 1928 and New Theatre Oxford 1931. Also 1834 f...

AutographsEgypt1847 (3 November) contract issued by Edward Hopkins to hire a Dahabieh (traditional Egyptian sail boat) for "three thousand Egyptian Piasters a month" for the purposes of navigating the river Nile, with confirmation of contract in Arabic with signet seal in black. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFinlandJean Sibelius1947 (3 February) typed ALS from Järvenpää to Lord Dunsany at Dunsany Castle thanking him for "the beautiful poem" and "the kindest interest you take in my music". Signed "Jean Sibelius" in pencil. Fine with some minor staining. PhotoJean Sibelius (1865-1957) Finnish Romantic composer.Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) prolific and popular author.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFranceKing Louis Charles XVIILouis XVII, 'the Dauphin Louis-Charles'. Unique and exceedingly rare Copy Book Page Signed five times "Louis Charles" by way of penmanship practice, and again signed three times "Louis" in the prince's regular hand at foot of page along with a few undeciphered words, apparently written to clean his pen of ink while doing his calligraphic exercises, 1 page, 4to, no place or date. With brief pen note on verso explaining in French that it is the "Writing of Louis XVII. This example was purchased by me at the sale of M. Dumensnil de St. Cyr, professor of writ...

AutographsFrancePlaying CardsSeventeenth to eighteenth century a complete set of thirty two hand-painted playing cards; each card is divided into three with the playing card top left, a famous person top right and a pictogram at foot. The cards have been affixed to mounting board, four cards at a time for display and preservation. A very unusual and appealing set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsFranceSarah Bernhardt1888 two letters, with envelopes, from her mansion on 56 Boulevard Pereire in Paris, each letter is with her crest and edged in grey and addressed to Sir William Abdy; each is signed "Sarah Bernhardt". PhotoSarah Bernhardt (1844 – 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rostand called her "the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture", while Hugo praised her "golden voice". She made several theatrical tours...

AutographsGermanyKing Ludwig I of Bavaria1848 (6 March) original copy of the 'March Proclamation', which led directly to the resignation of King Ludwig of Bavaria. Page 40cm x 25.1cm folded into four with isolated stains, overall good condition. PhotoKing Ludwig came to power in 1825, after inheriting the throne from his father. Following the July Revolution in France in 1830, Ludwig enacted a series of repressive policies, which proved unpopular. Coupled with his wanton spending and love of womanising, Ludwig rapidly fell out of favour with his subjects. Known also for his affair with the Iri...

AutographsGermanyFrederick III German Emperor1863 (9 November) document signed in German with large signature "Frederick Wilhelm". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsGermanyKaiser Wilhelm II1902 Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941), German Emperor and King of Prussia, Studio photograph by T.H.Voight of Bad Homburg (19x30cm), the Kaiser wearing British Field Marshal's uniform and the sash of the Order of the Garter, signed "Wilhelm F.M / Lowther 19 / X1 / 1902, while staying at Lowther Castle, home of the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. PhotoPROVENANCE:Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill, Lord in Waiting to King Edward VII and Lord Chamberlain at the time of his Coronation in 1902.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms a...

AutographsGermanyZeppelin Airship Crash1916 (3 September) O.H.M.S. envelope with a note on the outside reading, These are fragments of a Zeppelin Destroyed about 6 hours ago at Enfield near here - the bits were brought in this morning by a friend who visited the wreck in his motor." and signed by C. duP. Chiappini. with small pieces of wood, metal fragment and some of the grey outer skin with a muslin-type backing. Also three coloured postcards of the crash, one with the legend "The end of the 'baby-killer'"On the night of the 3rd September 1916 the war arrived in a very real way to the small...

(x) AutographsGermanyA pair of signed photographs of Prince and Princess Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia. Watercolour wash added to background of Prince's photograph and some fading to the Princess' signature. PhotoPrince Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia (1891-1927) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and son a German fighter pilot during WWI. In 1927, the Prince took a fatal fall from his horse during a tournament.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalyVenetian Republic1668 (1 March) entire letter to Count Giovanni of Lazzara, Villa Padova in the Venetian Republic sent by Nicolo Vruhien. The letter is a request of interest for the appointment of an acquaintance and help for the publication of a work. The envelope of the letter bears the details of the address and, underneath a good seal of red wax seal under paper, oval (20 x 25 mm) bearing the imprint of a shield to the cross. The watermark is visible on the envelope and on the letter.In the letter, Nicolo Vruhied asks Giovanni di Lazzara to intercede with his influence wit...

AutographsItalian Aeronnautical EphemeraFrancesco de Pinedo1925 (7 November) commemorative flag in the Italian colours reading "De Pinedo Roma, 7 Novembre 1925 Stabilimento di Costrzioni Aeronautiche" celebrating the 55,000 km cross-Atlantic Rome-Melbourne-Tokyo-Rome flight which ended on the Tiber. Since Pinedo's landing, the port in which Pinedo landed has become known as "Scalo de Pinedo". Flag is mounted on a navigation chart. Flag fragile on thin fabric with damage to the bottom, otherwise attractive and rare. PhotoFor Pinedo's great achievement, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale...

AutographsItalian Aeronnautical EphemeraFrancesco de Pinedo1925 a set of fifteen telegrams congratulating de Pinedo on his 1915 Sesto-Calende-Melbourne-Tokyo-Roma flight sent by various officials, royals and soldiers including: Alberto Bonzani, Admiral Giuseppe Sirianni, General Ugo Cavallero, Alverto Geremicca, Giuseppe Bastianini, Biscaretti di Ruffia, Galeazzo Ciano, Francesco Starace, Ferdinando di Savoia, Rear-Admiral Amedeo Acton, Italian Ambassador in Paris Romano Avezzana, Major of Milan Mangiagalli, Tommaso di Savoia and Countess Pes. Also included are several typewritten responses f...

AutographsItalian Aeronnautical EphemeraFrancesco de Pinedo1925-28 a collection of five notes including two handwritten with wishes from Tahon of Revel and Giacomo Acerbo to de Pinedo with 1926 typwritten letter signed by de Pinedo to Mattiolo and seven telegrams sent by Pinedeo to Cobianchi. Included with a group of 22 photographs with: different events in Rome, with a picture of de Pinedo with Balbo and a large group of air force commanders, banquet at the Plaza in South America, several photographic portraits of de Pinedo, de Pinedo with Navy commanders and an image from a distance of a sma...

AutographsItalian Aeronnautical EphemeraFrancesco de Pinedo1927 silk handkerchief with central image in a green hue of the "Sant Maria" in S. Paulo Santo Amaro, the Savoia-Marchetti S.55 plane flown by Pinedo, with vignette of de Pinedo in the bottom right corner.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalian Aeronnautical EphemeraFrancesco de Pinedo1927 various publications and photographs relating to the Oceanic Flight of Santa Maria including nine original photographs of the ceremonies held at Buenos Aires with one rare photograph of the 15th March Asuncion of Paraguay, two 1927-30 booklets titled "I Voli di De Pinedo" by Piero Bianchi and one other titled "La Canzone di Francesco De Pindedo" by Elio Bientinesi, with two printed maps, one of the Passo Grande with an illustration of the "Santa Maria" landed in the port, the other of the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. Included with 1927...

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 a small collection of fourteen original caricatures of crew members of Ala Littoria and L'Ala d'Italia. Most in pencil, including later L'Ala d'Italia caricatures by a different artist in ink, all signed by the artist. Some paired with a print of the illustration mounted on 'Societa Area Mediterranea Il Consigliere Delegato' notepaper and signed by the sitter.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 six unpublished original photographs of King Leka of Albania as a small child in the arms of Queen Geraldine and his Nanny, pictured in front of an Ala Littoria aircraft. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 six unpublished original photographs of the future King Hassan II of Morocco as a child (middle) and his father, future King Mohammed V of Morocco (right), pictured with an Ala Littoria official in front of an Ala Littoria aircraft, complete with original archival envelopes. Very rare, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 a collection of around 120 unpublished original Ala Littoria archival photographs most of aircraft, but of people and places also. The majority paired with their original archival envelope with negative number and description. Images include: aircraft 'Cant 2505', 'S.55', 'Macchi C.94' landing on water, a run of images showing a fleet of Savoia-Marchetti S.73 and of S.66, particularly striking images of Cant Z 506 and 2506 pictured on the water from very close range, a run of eight dramatic images of a plane crashing into water...

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 a collection of around 150 unpublished original photographs of Ala Littoria personnel, most signed and with their original archival envelopes. A valuable collection of importance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsItalian Aeronautical EphemeraAla Littoria Airline1930-40 a collection of around 40 unpublished original aerial and ground photographs of Venice, all with their original archival envelopes. A beautiful and interesting collection. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsItaly1900-46 signed photograph of Queen Elena of Italy. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George II1743 (26 April) LS from St James's to Charles III of Naples and Sicily. George II remarks on the ordering of "the Marquis Fogliani, your Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces, to repair to my court". The King continues to compliment the envoy's "prudent manner". Signed "George R". Witten on paper folded in the usual manner to thin rectangle, sealed with wax stamp bearing crest of George II and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoThese remarks refer to negotiations over the ongoing War of the Aust...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George II1743 (28 May) LS written in French from Hanover, probably Herrenschloss, to Charles III of Naples and Sicily to congratulate the King on the birth of his daughter Maria Isabella Anna who would die only six years later. Signed "George R" with filing endorsement on reverse in Spanish. Written on paper folded in the usual manner to thin rectangle, sealed with wax stamp bearing crest of George II and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informat...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George II1745 (1 December) LS from St. James's to Charles III, giving "agreeable news of my Daughter in Law the Princess of Wales being safely brought to bed of a Prince, on the 27th of October last", this child being Prince Henry, son of the Prince of Wales, Frederick Louis. Signed "George R" with filing endorsement on reverse in Spanish. Witten on paper folded in the usual manner to thin rectangle, sealed with wax stamp bearing crest of George II and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back Fine. PhotoPrince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathaer...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George III1760 (May) LS written in Latin to King Ferdinand I congratulating the King on the three marriages between his children and the Austrian royal family. Signed "Georgius. R" and countersigned "Leeds" by Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds on large folded paper with slightly faded and cracked wafer seal bearing the crest of King George III. Fine. Photo.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Charlotte1787 (31 August) LS written in French from St. James's to King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies to congratulate the King on the birth of Princess Maria Henrietta, his fourteenth child. Signed "Charlotte" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with partial impression of the Queen's crest and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesMarie Antoinette1790 (20 July) LS from Paris addressed to "Monsieur mon Frere, Cousin et Beaufrere le Roi de Deux Siciles" Kind Ferdinand I of Two Sicilies expressing great satisfaction with King Ferdinand and Queen Maria Carolina's success in arranging the "trois mariages" between their children and royals of the Austrian Empire. Signed "Marie Antoinette". Letter written on ghost lines on folded page with gilded edges and beautifully sealed by wax stamps bearing the crest of Marie Antoinette attaching blue silk ribbon to front and back. Extremely fine, sca...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing Louis XVI1790 (10 August) LS from Paris addressed to "Monsieur mon Frere et Cousin le Roi de Deux Siciles" King Ferdinand I of Two Sicilies, expressing great satisfaction with King Ferdinand and Queen Maria Carolina's success in arranging marriages between their children and royals of the Austrian Empire. Signed "Louis". Letter written on folded page with gilded edges and beautifully sealed by wax stamps bearing part crest of King Louis XVI attaching blue silk ribbon to front and back. Extremely fine, rare and desirable. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hamme...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Charlotte1790 (24 September) LS written in French from St. James' to Ferdinand I, to congratulate the King on the arrangement of three marriages between his children and the Austrian royal family, strengthening European ties. Signed "Charlotte" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with the Queen's crest visible on the front and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions fo...

(x) AutographsKing of Two SiciliesKing George III1800 (14 October) LS written in Latin to King Ferdinand I to congratulate the King on the birth of Ferdinando Francesco Leopoldo, the first son of Francis I the hereditary Prince. Signed "Georgius R" and countersigned "Grenville", by Lord Grenville Duke of Leeds on large folded paper with slightly faded wafer seal with traces of red remaining bearing the crest of King George III. Fine. Photo.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKing of Two SiciliesQueen Charlotte1800 (14 October) LS from St. James's to "Sir my Brother, The King of the two Sicilies", King Ferdinand I to congratulate the King on the birth of Ferdinando Francesco Leopoldo, the first son of Francesco I the hereditary Prince. Signed "Charlotte" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with partial impression of the Queen's crest and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Co...

(x) AutographsKing of Two SiciliesKing George III1802 (22 January) LS to King Ferdinand I upon the death of Maria Clementina, wife and double first cousin of Francis I. Signed "Georgius R" and countersigned "Hawkesbury" by Robert Jenkinson, Baron Hawkesbury on large folded paper with slightly faded wafer seal with traces of red remaining bearing the crest of King George III. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George III1805 (2 September) LS written in French from Weymouth to Queen Maria Isabella to announce the death of his brother William Henry, the Duke of Gloucester. Signed "George R" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed with black wax with the King's crest and attaching black silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoFor an 1811 letter from Alexander I of Russia, see lot 2193Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1813 (27 March) LS to King Ferdinand I to announce the death of Augusta Frederica. Signed "George PR" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed with black wax bearing the King's crest and attaching black silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoPrincess Augusta Frederica, Duchess of Brunswick (1737-1813), sister of King George III and whose daughter, Caroline of Brunswick, would become the wife of George when he rose to the throne in 1820.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1816 (20 June) LS written from Carlton House to King Ferdinand I to congratulate the King on the marriage of his niece Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies with Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, the Duke of Berry. Signed "George PR" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with the King's crest obscured and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Charlotte1816 (2 July) LS to King Ferdinand I to congratulate the King on the marriage of his niece Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies with Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, the Duke of Berry. Signed "Charlotte" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with partial impression of the Queen's crest and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1817 (6 November) LS written from Carlton House to King Ferdinand I announcing the death of Princess Charlotte said to have occured at "half past two o'clock this morning". Signed "George PR" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in black wax bearing the King's crest and attaching black silk ribbon, back seal on reverse has been cut from page. A letter with great poignancy. PhotoPrincess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) was born to George as Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick. As such, she...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1818 (8 April) LS written from Carlton House to King Ferdinand I announcing the marriage of his sister, Princess Elizabeth, with Frederick Joseph Ludwig Carl Augustus Langrave of Hesse-Homburg, the hereditary prince. Signed "George PR" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in red wax with partial impression of the King's crest and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditio...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1818 (25 July) LS written in French from Carlton House to King Ferdinand I announcing the wedding of his brother, the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV) with Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Signed "George PR" on large folded paper contained in outer wrapper sealed with black wax bearing the King's crest. Fine. PhotoThe marriage had been arranged in response to the now urgent need for an heir to the throne. The couple failed to produce what the marriage was intended for.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Bu...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesGeorge Prince Regent1820 (25 January) LS written in French from Carlton House to "Monsieur Mon Frere!", King Ferdinand I announcing the death of the his brother Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn on the 23 January, 1820. Signed "George PR" on large folded mourning paper contained in outer wrapper sealed with black wax bearing the King's crest. Fine. PhotoJust six days after the letter was written, King George III died and George Prince Regent became King, which perhaps explains his unusual exclamation which begins the letter. This also makes it among the l...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George IV1820 (31 January) LS written from Carlton House to King Ferdinand I, announcing the death of his father, King George III "whom it pleased God to release from the suffereing of a long illness on the evening of the Twenty Ninth Instant, at thirty-five Minutes past Eight O'clock". George IV does not remiss to mention that he will be "ascending the throne of this Imperial Kingdom". Signed "George R" with somewhat of a flourish, and countersigned "Castlereagh" by Lord Casterleagh on large mourning paper enclosed within mourning outer wrapper sealed...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George IV1824 (31 August) LS written from Windsor Castle to King Ferdinand I relaying the fact of Extraordinary Envoy William R. Hamilton's return to England and gives praise to Hamilton for his good work. Signed "George R" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle with some soiling, sealed in red wax with part impression of the King's crest and attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoWilliam R. Hamilton (1777-1859) Extraordinary Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. Hamilton i...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George IV1825 (22 February) LS written in French from Carlton House to King Francis I on receiving news of King Ferdinand's death. Signed "George R" on large folded mourning paper enclosed within outer wrapper, sealed in black wax bearing the King's crest. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George IV1825 (23 February) LS written from Carlton Palace to King Francis I of the Two Sicilies on receiving news of King Ferdinand's death. King George recalls "the many years during which the ties of friendship and alliance have uninterruptedly subsisted between the two crowns". Signed "George R" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle, sealed in black wax bearing part impression of the King's crest and attaching black silk ribbon to front and back. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing George IV1827 (6 January) LS to King Francis I announcing the death of his brother Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. An emotional letter containing sentiments such as "Brought up and educated together from our earliest childhood, I was most fervently attached to this dear Brother, and his death overwhelms me with affliction.". Signed "George R" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle sealed in black wax bearing the King's crest and attaching black silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Pr...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesKing William IV1833 (7 February) LS from St. James's to Queen Maria Cristina announcing the new Extraordinary Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples, William Temple. Signed "William R" on paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle and sealed with red wax (with fragments missing) attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. Photo.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Adelaide1836 (6 February) LS from St. James's to King Ferdinand II to congratulate the King on the birth of the future King Francis II. Signed "Adelaide" on folded paper enclosed within folded outer wrapper sealed in black wax bearing the Queen's crest. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1837 (27 June) LS written from Kensington Palace to Queen Maria Teresa, second wife of the King announcing her ascension to the throne of the United Kingdom and to "renew the credentials" of Mr. William Temple as Extraordinary Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary. Signed "Victoria R" on mourning paper folded in the usual manner to a thin rectangle and sealed in black wax bearing the Queen's crest and attaching black silk ribbon to front and back. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inf...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1840 (February 14) LS written from Windsor Castle to Maria Teresa Isabella announcing with great pleasure her marriage to Prince Albert, "an event so important to me and my Kingdom". Signed "Victoria R" on paper folded in the usual manner (with some splitting along the middle fold) to a thin rectangle and sealed in red wax bearing the Queen's crest in particular detail, attaching red silk ribbon to front and back. Fine and particularly poignant being written on St. Valentine's Day. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT...

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1840 (9 September) LS written from Windsor Castle to King Ferdinand II in thanks to the King for his congratulations on escaping the attempt made on her life by Edward Oxford on 10 June. Signed "Victoria R" on folded paper enclosed within envelope sealed in red wax. Fine and dramatic. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1847 (17 December) LS written from Osborne House on the Isle of Wight to King Ferdinand II announcing the appointment of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Count Minto as head of the Extraordinary Mission in Naples. Signed "Victoria R" on folded paper enclosed within envelope sealed in red wax bearing the Queen's crest. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1848 (16 October) LS written from Windsor Castle to King Ferdinand II on the event of the death of Queen Isabella, the Queen Mother. Signed "Victoria R" on folded mourning paper enclosed within envelope sealed in black wax bearing the Queen's crest. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesQueen Victoria1850 (22 May) LS written from Buckingham Palace to King Ferdinand II announcing the birth of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Queen Victoria's third son and seventh child. Signed "Victoria R" on folded paper enclosed within envelope sealed in red wax bearing the Queen's crest. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsKingdom of Two SiciliesFranklin Pierce1856 (5 June) LS written from Washington to King Ferdinand II to congratulate the King on the birth of his grand-daughter, Maria Carolina Giuseppina Ferdinanda Zamoyski of Bourbon. Signed "Franklin Pierce" and countersigned "W. L. Marcy" on large folded paper enclosed within envelope sealed with large wafer seal bearing the Great Seal of the United States. Fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) AutographsLibyaDr Abdul Salam Busairi, Ambassador to LondonA collection of photographs during his time in London, including December 1958 Presenting his Credentials, photographs from various events at the embassy with notable dignitaries including Harold Macmillan (2) and Emperor Haile Selassie. There is also a signed photograph of Begum Aga Khan in the 1940's "To Mrs Muazzez Busairi. With my best wishes, Umm Habibe Agakhan", a 1961 Christmas card of Princess Alexandra with Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent signed "Alexandra", and a studio portrait of Fatimah...

AutographsMaltaGrand Master Document1707 (February) document in Latin of the Grand Master Ramon Perellos y Roccaful, in a secretarial hand and signed by Emmanuel Pinto with the remains of the black wafer seal. Some paper splitting down the central fold. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsMaltaGrand Master Document1786 (December) document in Latin of the Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc, signed by the Vice Chancellor, Ludovicus de Almeyda and with complete wafer seal. Fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsMapsNorth Borneo1616 coloured map of North Borneo, (178x120mm) by Petrus Bertius headed "descriptio borneo in svlæ", a very early and attractive map, small pinhole to the bottom, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsMapsGuineac1700 N. Sanson coloured map of "La Guinée et Pays circomvoisins; Tirés de Mercator de Blommart &c". Interesting and attractive, some reinforcing to reverse of centre fold. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsNetherlandsCape of Good Hope1855 - 1869 entire letters and five wrappers (46) addressed to the "De Goede Trouw" Lodge in Cape Town with address panels, not postally used, concerning official masonic and individual Lodge business. Many pictorial headings on notepaper from Lodges in the Netherlands. A fascinating group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRomaniaQueen Elisabeth of Wied1909 (17 March) picture postcard of the Queen from Bucharest to London with message "We believe we are made after God's own image! And we allow hatred and envy to spoil our faces!". Signed "Elisabeth". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRomaniaKing Michael IMichael I of Romania, a Tribute, Rosvall Royal Books, Sweden, 2001. A 96 page photographic biography signed by the King on the title page "Michael R"; hardback with slight creasing to the outer board. Unusual signedMichael I (1921 – 2017) was the last King of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 until his abdication on 30 December 1947 Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRussiaAlexander I1811 (3 March) entire letter with two bifolio pages from St. Petersburg to Naples; the envelope has a lengthy address, with the large wafer seal of Tsar Alexander I. The letter is written in Cyrillic and with a contemporary translation in French. "... by the grace of God, Emperor and autocrat of all the Russias, of Muscovy, Kiev, Novogorod, Tzar of Astracan, Siberia, etc. [the letter follows with seventeen lines of titles and possessions] writes as most serene and powerful prince Joachim Napoleon, for the grace of God and the constitution of Naples and Grand Admiral...

AutographsRussiaTsar Nicholas I1826 George Dawe triple portrait of Tsar Nicholas I, Tsarina Alexandra, and Grand Duke Alexander against a backdrop of the Winter Palace Drawn and engraved by J. Wright, published by Colnaghi and Co. This work was produced to celebrate Nicholas' accession to the throne and coronation. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRussiaTsar Alexander III1845 proclamation announcing the Birth of Aleksandr Nikolaevich, later Tsar Alexander III. Some light creasing and staining. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRussiaRusso-Japanese War1904 (February) original announcement of Russo-Japanese War, Liflandia. Fine and rare.On the night of 8 February 1904, Japan launched a surprise attack on the Russian navy at Port Arthur. Competing imperialist ambition was the underlying cause of Japan's aggression, but Russia bore much of the diplomatic responsibility for pushing both nations into war.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsRussiaRomanov1939 programme for Russian Émigré Military Gala held under the patronage of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, 1939. The front cover comprises an original watercolour of a drummer from Her Imperial Majesty's Maria Feodorovna Cuirassier Regiment, by S. Sieroff, after P.V. Robiquet. Fine. PhotoThe gala was held on 24 May 1939 in order to raise money for the Russian war injured. Judging by the list of committee, it was attended by most of the great and good of the Russian émigré community.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condit...

AutographsSpainKing Philip IV1639 (3 September) ALS from King of Spain to Jesuit Provincial requesting prayers for the King's Armies involved in the Italian campaign of the 30 Years War. Signed "Yo El Rey" by King Philip IV, sealed with large wafer seal showing the royal crest. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSpainKing Alfonso XIIIKing Alfonso XIII formal studio photograph by Van Dyk, London signed and dated by him. Photographed in the uniform of a British Field Marshal, with baton and general officers sword, wearing the Order of the Garter breast star and sash, and the collar chain and star of the Royal Victorian Order. PhotoAlfonso X111 (1886 - 1941) reigned from 1886 until the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, after which the royal family were in exile. In May 1906 he married Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, a granddaughter of Queen VictoriaSubject to 20%...

AutographsSudanGeneral Charles George Gordon1874 (9 October) ALS to Giegler Pascha writing "You will have heard of the capture of the convoy of 1600 slaves ... that enemy that gave me so much trouble". Signed "C.G. Gordon". Included with original cover carried privately and with Arabic inscription. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanGeneral Charles George Gordon1884 (22 June) printed 'orifice letter' in Arabic on thin paper (1¾ x 1¼) with contemporary translation. One of a number of facsimiles of Gordon's letter during the Siege of Khartoum sent to friendly forces outside the city. Letter reads "Mudir of Dongola Khartoum and Senaar, in perfect security Mahamed Ahmed carries this to give you news. On his reaching you give him all the news as to the direction and positions of the relieving force and their numbers. As for Khartoum there are in it 8,000 men and the Nile is rapidly rising.". Signed "C.G. Gordon"...

AutographsSudanBaron Rudolf Von Slatin1896 (17 March) superb studio photograph of Baron Rudolf Von Slatin taken shortly after his escape from the Mahdists. Signed and dated by him. PhotoMajor-General Rudolf Carl Von Slatin (1857-1932) was an Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Slatin was recommended by Emin Pasha to Gordon. Between 1879 and 1881 he served as Mudir of Dara until he was promoted to Governor-General. Slatin spent eleven years captive under the Mahdists until he escaped over a 1000km, three week journey across the desert to Aswan, Egypt in 1895.Subject to 20% VA...

AutographsSudanDouglas Haig1898 (18 February) ALS written from Wadi Halfa to Major Sandbach explaining that "I saw the Sirdar before he left for railhead and he told me the he wanted me to take over a Squadron now a Debbeh which hither to had been commanded by a native Officer". Signed "Douglas Haig". With original cover bearing Egypt 5m ovpt. "SOUDAN", cancelled by "HALFA" c.d.s. A fine example of a very early letter from Haig as a Cavalry Captain. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanBaron Rudolf Von Slatin1908 (8 December) ALS written from the White Nile to Lady Elizabeth Northcote wishing her and Countess Iddesleigh. Signed "R Slatin". Included with photographic postcard of Slatin outside his home during captivity. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanLord Kitchener1912 (February) TLS on two pages from Lord Kitchener in the British Agency, Cairo, detailing a visit to the Lady Strangford Hospital in Port Said which was "opened in 1886 for British seamen needing medical or surgical aid." Kitchener also calls for donations - £8,000 was said to be required to "enable the Committee to commence at once the erection of the new hospital. Signed "Kitchener". Included with two black and white picture postcards of Kitchener. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanBaron Rudolf Von Slatin1931 (December) Christmas card with copy of portrait. Signed "Rudolf Slatin". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanTwo original photographs, one in black and white of the 9th Sudan Regiment and the other of the Sudan Camel Corps on parade in the desert. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsSudanBertram Henry Samuel RomillyA comprehensive correspondence from Bertram Henry Samuel Romilly (brother-in-law of Sir Winston Churchill) (29) from 1904-09 from his posting in the Sudan as Colonel in the Egyptian Army Camel Corps. All letters are addressed to his Father, come accompanied by their original cover and are written on Sudan Camel Corps or IX Sudanese headed letter paper where available.Correspondence includes: 1904 (30 August) ALS from Foga mentioning that "I'm in an extraordinary place, the only Englishman, arrived two days ago after eight days on a camel, found most...

AutographsSudanVarious PersonalitiesA small collection of twelve signed letters and one signed photograph of various individuals related to the campaigns in Sudan with related ephemera including 1885 (6 November) ALS from Major-General Sir Redvers Buller VC to Major Egerton, signed "Redvers Buller", also signed on cover; 1893 (16 November) ALS from Frederick Villiers, Signed "Frederick Villiers"; 1892 ALS from Field Marshall George, Duke of Cambridge to John Baldwin, signed "George"; 1897 (14 October) ALS from Arthur Duke of Connaught to "Coke", signed "Arthur"; 1898 (6 January) ALS from Gener...

(x) AutographsUnited States of AmericaDr Hawley Crippen1910 (16 June) notepaper of The Aural Remedies Coy. with Consultant Specialist H.H. Crippen of Craven House Kingsway. The typed letter asks the recipient if he had received the diagnostic letter sent three days previously and is signed "H H Crippen". The letter with vertical fold and light wrinkling, on the reverse is written, "the murderer"Dr Crippen's wife, Cora or 'Belle Elmore', disappeared after the evening of 31st January 1910. At the time this letter was written Dr Crippen had recently returned from a five day trip to Dieppe with h...

AutographsUnited States AmericaEddie Cantor1935 (6 February) typed ALS to Louis S. Posner on returning from a trip around Europe thanking her for a clipping from the 'Observer'. It appears Posner had attempted to arrange "a meeting with the President of France". Cantor admits to having spent most of his short time in Paris "trying to locate Ida in Department Stores". Signed "Castor". Included with its original cover Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AutographsYugoslaviaKing Peter II1934-39 a family album of photographs which includes many intimate photographs with his brothers Tomislav and Andrew. Most of the pictures are of their holiday in July 1939 with hiking and climbing pictures plus some others including Queen Alexandra with baby Alexander, Prince Alexander feeding pigeons in London, 1951 picture of Peter in Cambridge, Mass.. A charming collection. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.
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