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JOSEPHINE-39776-1.jpg
[JOSÉPHINE (de Beauharnais, 1763-1814, First wife of Napoleon I, Empress Josephine)]

Piece of Embroidered Silk Brocade, a beautifully worked flower on silk, mounted on a board annotated in pencil "Silk Brocade worn by Josephine wife of Napolean I" and the address in the corner "Camden House, Chislehurst, Kent", with a note that it was formerly the property of William REDMORE BIGG R.A. (1755-1818, Painter, pupil of Edward PENNY R. A.), 4" x 5"

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  39776      £275

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[KIPLING (Rudyard, 1865-1936, Novelist & Poet)]

Small collection of ephemera relating to his funeral comprising two tickets to the Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey on the 23rd January 1936, giving access to the West Cloister Door via Dean's Yard, together with the printed Order of Service, 4 pages 4to., and a cutting from a newspaper of his poem 'Bonfires on the Ice' in 1933, the funeral 23rd January

Item Date:  1936
Stock No:  39735      £175

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KNOX (Ronald Arbuthnott, 1888-1957, Roman Catholic Priest, Translator of the Bible)

Fine signature on card with the date, 3½" x 2½", no place, 1st February

Item Date:  1926
Stock No:  39761      £75

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KNOX-39759-1.jpg KNOX'S RADIO HOAX OF 1926
KNOX (Ronald Arbuthnott, 1888-1957, Roman Catholic Priest, Translator of the Bible)

Fine Typed Letter Signed To "Dear Mr Frewer", apologising for having "neglected you for so long, but I hope you will excuse me, because my correspondence has been a nightmare this week past ..." sending a signature and saying that it "was extremely kind of you to write as you did about the wireless indiscretion. It is very nice to know that the skit gave the amusement it was meant to in some quarters in return for giving the alarm it was not meant to in others ...", 1 side 4to., St Edmund's College, Ware, 1st February

Item Date:  1926
Stock No:  39759      £275

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LAWRENCE-39737-1.jpg DOCUMENT SIGNED BY SEVEN PROMINENT PARLIAMENTARIANS PAYING FOR RESTORATION WORKS AT WHITEHALL FOR CROMWELL
LAWRENCE (Henry, 1600-1664, President of the Council of State from 1654-59, Commissioner of Plantations and for Ireland), Edmund SHEFFIELD (2nd Earl of Mulgrave, 1611-1658, Parliamentarian Peer), Nathaniel FIENNES (c. 1608-1659, Parliamentary Officer in the Civil War, MP between 1640 and 1659) Sir Gilbert PICKERING (1st Baronet, 1611-1668, Regicide, Member of the Council during the Protectorate and member of Cromwell's Upper House), Walter STRICKLAND (c. 1598-1671, Politician and Diplomat and member of the Long Parliament), Colonel Philip JONES (1618-1674, Welsh Parliamentarian, Governor of Swansea which he held against the Royalists, Controller of Cromwell's household) and Sir Charles WOLSELEY (2nd Baronet, c. 1630-1714, Politician who held high office during the Commonwealth)

Warrant Document signed by the members of the Council of State following "an order of his Highness the Lord Protector and the Counsell bearing date the 3rd of Aprill ... these are to will and require youi out of such moneys as are or shall come to yr hands for the use of yr Counsells Contingencyes to . pay to Mr John Embree Surveyor or his assigns the sum of One thousand pounds on accompt for the Charge of repayring Whitehall and other His Highnesses Houses ...", endorsed on the verso by John EMBREE (serjeant Plumber in 1639 and Surveyor General in succession to Edward Carter in January 1653 the same year the Cromwell was appointed Lord Protector), 1 side folio with endorsement on the verso, Whitehall, 6th April

Item Date:  1655
Stock No:  39737      £1775

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