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ALICE-40683-1.jpg UNUSUAL PHOTO OF PRINCESS ALICE IN COURT DRESS
[ALICE (Maud Mary, 1843-1878, Princess, Daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & mother of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia)]

Unsigned carte de visite photo by Mayall, showing her full length wearing court dress with a crown and train, with her hands folded, 4" x 2½", no place, no date,

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  40683      £175

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[BAKER (Sir Samuel White, 1821-1893, Traveller)]

Fine unsigned Woodburytype Portrait Photograph, by Lock and Whitfield, showing him head and shoulders, in slight profile, looking to his right, with a heavy beard, in an oval, 4½" x 3¾", in mount 10½" x 8", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1880
Stock No:  40702      £175

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BESSEMER (Sir Henry, 1813-1898, Engineer and Inventor)

Autograph Formal Letter to the Council of the Society of Engineers regretting that he is "unable to accept their kind invitation to dine on the 13th inst ...", 1 side 8vo., 165 Denmark Hill, Surrey headed paper, 1st December

Item Date:  1893
Stock No:  40693      £100

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CARTER-40687-1.jpg THE ARCHAEOLOGIST AS PHILOSOPHER - CARTER AND THE MYSTERIOUS MISS IONIDES
CARTER (Howard, 1874-1939, Painter and Archaeologist, Discoverer of the Tomb of Tutankhamun)

Fine long Autograph Letter Signed to Miss IONIDES (Helen Euphrosyne, 1871-1967, Daughter of Constantine Alexander, 1833-1900, Art Patron and Collector) starting "Who would a poet understand must first visit the poet's land." and going on "To be in Athens is to realize how the unfettered life of an Ant, obeying all the laws of nature, grew, blossomed, faded and alas died. So much is it the case that one wonders whether such marvels were due to any mortal hand, or to the Gods themselves. However, they tell us that this and that was made at such and such a time, or in such and such a moment, and they even stick labels thereon. Phew! Who cares. Fancy Nature labelling her rose. Was then an art created to Bradshaw? Or was it not under suitable conditions, true environment, that the nursery well raised her child? In the harbour the wee 'Ophris' (renamed 'Turine') bubbles like a cork. With a sturdy Captain and crew of eleven we board her tomorrow and plough the waves to the isles in the sea. With every kind thought to Miss Stevens and yourself. Yours sincerely, Howard Carter. Perhaps better known as 'Kolokithi' ...", 4 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Hotel de la Grande-Bretagne, Athens, 10th September

Item Date:  1933
Stock No:  40687      £3750

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[CHARD (John Rouse Merriott, 1847-1897, V.C., Colonel Royal Engineers, Hero of Rorke's Drift)]

Fine unsigned Woodburytype Portrait Photograph, by Lock and Whitfield, showing him head and shoulders, in profile, looking to his right, in military uniform, in an oval, 4½" x 3¾", in mount 10½" x 8", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1880
Stock No:  40701      £425

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