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FAIRBANKS (Douglas, 1883-1939, Actor,)

Large photo signed and inscribed, "To good old Tom your friend", showing him head and shoulders, 9½" x 7", no place, no date, corners neatly cut off, some creasing

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  10133      £95

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FERDINAND IV (1751-1825, King of Naples and Sicily from 1759)

Autograph Letter Signed 'Ferdinando R' (in Italian with translation), to an unnamed correspondent, saying that he quite understands "from your letter why you have not written before ... I have been fully informed about everything to do with the Controller [of the Royal Household]", adding that he is "glad you now have all the Seratti papers by you ... and will be able to come here with Falco the day after tomorrow. My health keeps up unchanged but tomorrow I end my stay in paradise and begin purgatory all over again. Look after yourself, enjoy yourself ... ever your devoted Ferdinand R", 1½ sides 4to., La Ficuzza (the king's hunting lodge in Sicily, about 30 miles from Palermo), 3rd [of January] in pencil, a little faint but quite legible

Item Date:  1813
Stock No:  9165      £225

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FOX (Sir Stephen, 1627-1716, Statesman, Commissioner of the Treasury)

Rare Autograph Letter Signed to "Le Chevalier Bulstrode Agent du Roy a la Grande Bretagne à Bruxelles" Sir Richard BULSTRODE (1610-1711, Author, Diplomat and Soldier, supporter of Charles I and II and James II) saying that "At so short a morning as gives me no time for appollogy, I write to you my request that you will take care this enclosed letter may be given to the Lady to whom it is directed & shd by ye first passage you will give me the sattisfaction to be made known that it is accordingly delivered whereby I shall think my self obliged ...", 1 side 4to., with autograph address on the verso with two small wax seals, Whitehall, 23rd December

Item Date:  1681
Stock No:  41141      £375

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GANDHI-41135-1.jpg PHOTO OF GANDHI PRINTED AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION
[GANDHI (Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948, Mahatma, Indian Patriot, Nationalist & Religious Leader)]

Unsigned Press Photo showing him in profile at Birla House just after he commenced his last fast, with typed annotation on the verso, "Gandhi Assassinated ... 30.1.48 ...The death is reported of Mahatma Gandhi the world famous Indian Leader ... This picture shows Gandhi at Birla House, New Delhi, just after he commenced his last fast, in an effort to ease trouble conditions throughout the country, He firmly rejected pleas from Princes and Politicians - Hindus and Moslems to abandon the fast ... He is reported to have been shot ...", 10" x 8", Birla House, nodate but

Item Date:  1948
Stock No:  41135      £225

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GANDHI-41136-1.jpg EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO OF AMERICAN SOCIALITE DRESSED UP AS GANDHI
[GANDHI (Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948, Mahatma, Indian Patriot, Nationalist & Religious Leader)]

Unsigned Press Photo with typed description on the verso, "Gandhi (herself) is hit of Horseshow ... the Gandhi above is Miss Ruth Woolsey, San Francisco society miss, who 'brought down the house' at the San Mateo horse show with the regalia pictured above. She scored in the 'fancy turn out class' with this Mahatma Gandhi outfit, winning first prize ...", the picture shows the young lady in costume dressed in a sheet, riding a donkey, 9" x 7", San Francisco, 11th August

Item Date:  1934
Stock No:  41136      £65

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