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BEATRICE (Mary Victoria Feodore, 1857-1944, Princess, Daughter & Companion of Queen Victoria)

Superb copy of the "H.R.H Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg, A Memoir" by Rowland E. Prothero, signed and inscribed on the front blank endpaper "For Morgan in remembrance of old days from Beatrice", the volume documents his early life, his marriage and finally his death on the Ashanti Expedition, 4to., printed for private circulation by John Murray, original white cloth binding with his crested monogram in red on the cover, Albemarle Street, London, some soiling on the cover, contents fine

Item Date:  1897
Stock No:  40344      £325

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BROWNE (Sir Thomas, 1605-1682, Polymath, Author of Varied works in many fields including Science, Medicine, Religion and the Esoteric)

Document signed to Mr Fauconberg asking him to pay to Mr Hume "such money as is appointed for me by the Committee for his Mats Debenture ... this ... shall be sufficient discharge ....", 1 side folio, no place, 9th September

Item Date:  1645
Stock No:  40270      £2500

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CHARLES II (1630-1685, King of Great Britain) and Henry BENNET(1st Earl of Arlington, 1618-1685, Statesman, Secretary of State for the Southern Department,)

Document signed with a very indistinct signature at the head appointing "Edward" (no surname) to be a Captain of a Company of Foot in a regiment "at present employed for Our Service in Our City & Garrison on Tanger ...", countersigned by the Earl of Arlington, 1 side folio on vellum with remains of wax seal, Court at Whitehall, 9th April

Item Date:  1663
Stock No:  40347      £1250

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ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland)

Document signed by the Queen at the head, printed with the details filled in by hand, addressed to "All and Singular" nominating Miss Joyce Myra Symondson to be "an Officer of Branch B of Our Foreign Office at any of Our Diplomatic or Consular Establishments abroad ..." and telling anyone that it concerns "to communicate with her upon the things that may appertain to the Affairs of Our Embassy ...", 1 side large folio with stamped seal, Court at St James's, 8th June

Item Date:  1956
Stock No:  40336      £475

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HARTLEY (L. P., 1895-1972, Novelist & Critic, Author of 'The Go-Between')

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to "Dear Mrs WILSON" (Gladys Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx, 1916-2018, Poet and wife of Sir Harold Wilson) saying that he feels she "must have more fan letters than you can read in praise of your 'Scholar Poems' but all the same I would like to add my tribute, for I have enjoyed them more than I have enjoyed any contemporary poetry, and I do congratulate you for writing from the heart, as well as from the head. These too, too cerebral verses which pass as poetry nowadays, ingenious as they are, verbal conundrums, leave me quite cold, whereas yours have a touch of the divine fire. On no account acknowledge this ...", 2 sides 4to., 53 Rutland Gate, London, 20th November

Item Date:  1970
Stock No:  40346      £225

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