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[CAMBRIDGE (George Francis Hugh, 1895-1981, from 1927 2nd Marquess, grandson of Mary Adelaide, cousin of Queen Mary, blind from birth)]

Charming Unsigned Portrait Photograph, by Gunn & Stuart, showing the young Prince George half length in profile, wearing a sailor suit, he is leaning backwards over a chair back, 6" x 4" in mount 9" x 7", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  40164      £225

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CARLYLE (Thomas, 1795-1881, Historian)

Autograph reply written on the last page of a letter to him from George MANNERS in which he has asked Carlyle a favour, he explains that he presumes "you to be a German Scholar, and as I am ambitious enough to hope to become one I venture to ask you if you will so far oblige me as to give me a list of the books most likely to facilitate the study of the language ... I have an intense desire to understand Goethe & Schiller in their own language ..." Carlyle has listed a German Grammar and a Dictionary but says "(they, or almost any two such books, that are handiest), Lessing's Fabels (to attempt reading) - push along, with energy, with constancy, keeping your eyes well open ...", 4 lines by Carlyle on the final sheet of 4 sides 8vo., London, 25th October

Item Date:  1838
Stock No:  40094      £175

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CAVOUR (Camillo Benso, Count di, 1810-1861, Italian Statesman)

Autograph Envelope Signed, addressed to his niece "Madame la Comtesse de Alfieri" with the signature in the bottom left hand corner, with his seal on the back, 5" x 4", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  40139      £125

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CHRISTOPHER (Prince, 1888-1940, Fifth Son of George I of Greece)

Fine unsigned Cabinet Photo showing him three quarters length seated in an armchair with carved lion's heads on the arms, wearing uniform, with his hat in his lap and his sword at his side, 6½" x 4¼", no place, no date, circa slight damage to bottom right hand corner not affecting the image

Item Date:  1908
Stock No:  40136      £175

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CHURCHILL (Clementine, Lady, 1885-1977, Wife of Sir Winston)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Barnes saying that her late reply was "caused by the uncertainty of my plans. I have to go to Dundee for two days ... (it is Winston's constituency). I am sorry to say that Fate has now decided that March 7th to the 10th is to be the period of my exile. I am sorry as it would all have been great fun ...", 2 sides 8vo., Admiralty, Whitehall headed paper, 28th February, no year, circa

Item Date:  1912
Stock No:  40086      £175

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