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AKIHITO-56652-1.jpg
[AKIHITO (b. 1933, from 1989 Emperor of Japan) and his wife MICHIKO (née Shoda, b. 1934)]

Beautifully Printed Menu of the Banquet given by the Corporation of London in their honour, (Alderman, later Sir Richard Nichols, b. 1938, Lord Mayor), on the cover in gold on a deep red background are the Chrysanthemum of Japan and the Arms of the City of London framing the title, inside is a full-page photograph of the Emperor and Empress, the menu, the music by the Salon Orchestra of the Royal Air Force, supported by the Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals, beautiful reproductions of Irises by the artist Ogata Korin (1658-1716), and articles on 'Japan and the City of London', 'Magna Carta', 'Guildhall', and the 'Old Library', all with fine photographs, and the names of the reception committee, tasselled gold cord, 10 sides and Japanese-style endpapers in covers 11¾" x 8¼", Guildhall, London, 27th May tiny bump to bottom corner of back cover, else excellent

Item Date:  1998
Stock No:  56652      £125

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ALBEMARLE-38327-1.jpg QUEEN HENRIETTA MARIA'S JOINTURE
ALBEMARLE (Sir George Monk, 1608-1670, Restorer of Charles II, 1st Duke) and Anthony ASHLEY COOPER (1st Baron Ashley & Earl Shaftesbury, 1621-1683, Lord Chancellor & President of the Council)

Order to the Treasury signed 'Albemarle' and 'Ashley', as Lords of the Treasury, with transcription, to pay "by vertue of his Maiesties Lettres Patents under the Greate Seale of England dated the xxvth day of December 1660", out of the "Duty of Firehearths unto Sir Henry Wood", (1597-1671, 1st Baronet), from 1644 "Treasurer and Receiver Generall to his Maiesties Dearest Mother the Queene", HENRIETTA MARIA (1609-1669, wife of Charles I), "Three hundred Fifty Nine Pounds upon the summe of Two thousand pounds by the yeere Graunted ... in Lieu and recompence of Custodies, Wardshipps, and Mariages ... within her Maiesties Joynture ... Due for one whole Yeere" ended 25th March 1668, signed also by Sir Henry Wood, 12th December 1668, assigning it to Sir Thomas Bond, (circa 1620-1685, the Queen Mother's Comptroller, 1st Baronet, he developed Bond Street in London), and by Sir Thomas Bond, 13th December 1668, assigning it to Edward Backwell (circa 1619-1683, Goldsmith, Banker and Royal Financier), with further the note of Registration signed by Sir Robert Long (circa 1602-1673, Auditor of the Lower Exchequer, 1st Baronet), 2 sides large folio, with short title and registration note on conjugate leaf, 17th July a few small wormholes in blank margins, others tiny and almost invisible (a few being in the text), blank bottom right corner and ends of former folds expertly restored

Item Date:  1668
Stock No:  38327      £2750

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[ALBERT (Prince, 1819-1861, Consort of Queen Victoria)]

Carte-de-Visite-sized Photograph, by Leopold F. Manley, of Orchard Street, London, showing the death bed of Prince Albert on 14th December 1861, with all the royal mourners, physicians and members of the government, 24 figures in all, published by J.W. Smith, Baker Street, 2½" x 4", as at Windsor Castle, the photograph no date but

Item Date:  1863
Stock No:  54416      £75

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[ALBERT (Prince, 1819-1861, Consort of Queen Victoria)]

Carte-de-Visite-sized Photograph, by Leopold F. Manley, of Orchard Street, London, showing the death bed of Prince Albert on 14th December 1861, with all the royal mourners, physicians and members of the government, 24 figures in all, published by J.W. Smith, Baker Street, 2½" x 4", as at Windsor Castle, the photograph no date but

Item Date:  1863
Stock No:  55437      £75

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[ALBERT (1819-1861, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria)]

Ceremonial for the removal of the Prince Consort's remains from Windsor Castle to St. George's Chapel, listing the coaches in the procession, headed by "Two Valets and two Yägers", "the four Physicians who were in attendance upon His late Royal Highness", among the pallbearers are his close friend Major-General Wylde, the Prince of Wales was chief mourner, with the names of the British, French and German royalty, also Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, attending the coffin, and noting the music to be performed, 7 sides 13¼" x 8½" black-edged, stitched, Windsor, 23rd December small closed tear on last leaf, signs of original folding in an envelope

Item Date:  1861
Stock No:  53189      £325

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