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VICTORIA-54089-1.jpg AT COBURG FOR THE WEDDING
[VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain), NICHOLAS II (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894) & ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina)]

Magnificent Group Photograph, by E. Uhlenhuth of Coburg, unsigned, taken of the Queen, (seated, nearly full face) and her relations, thirty people in all, in six rows outside a bay window at Coburg, two days after the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg, (1876-1936, daughter of Prince Alfred), to her first cousin Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse, (1868-1937, son of Princess Alice), and one day after the engagement of the future Nicholas II and Princess Alix of Hesse, who are seen together in the fourth row, 14¾" x 11¾" on original mount 17" x 13", Palace, Coburg, 21st April old closed horizontal crack at approximately one third from foot expertly silked, crossing the faces of the two youngest princesses but their images remain very clear

Item Date:  1894
Stock No:  54089      £2250

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VOEIKOV-VOYEIKOV)-53143-1.jpg EXTRAORDINARY GLASS NEGATIVE IMAGES OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY
VOEIKOV (VOYEIKOV) (Vladimir Nikolaevich, 1868-1947, Russian General, Commandant, 1913-1917, of the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Nicholas II's favourite residence, and Head of Nicholas II's suite at the time of the abdication at Mogilev, 1st March 1917)

Unique Archive of images, (of which 73 have glass negatives, 1 a celluloid negative, and 38 the corresponding prints made c. 1936), relating to Nicholas II and his family, and to the Tsar at the war front, 1914-1917, together with the rare first edition in Russian of Voeikov's memoirs, 'With and Without the Tsars', important for many insights on court life and for the events surrounding the abdication, 8vo., pp. 434 and 8 plates, Oy. Littera, Helsinki, 1936, in all 77 images, c. 1890 - the negatives are generally in good condition, apart from a few ragged edges not affecting the image and, rarely, a small flaw. In Box 1, four, including that of the striking portrait bust of Tsesarevich Alexei, have cracks but are carefully joined with transparent tape, and the cracks are such that they could easily be edited out on a digital print

Item Date:  1925
Stock No:  53143      £12500

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WELLS-40662-1.jpg H G WELLS WITH HIS MISTRESS, THE RUSSIAN SPY AND DOUBLE AGENT COUNTESS BUDBERG
[WELLS (H. G., 1866-1946, Novelist)]

Rare unsigned photo with original negative taken during his stay in Estonia in August 1934, where he visited his beloved baroness Budberg, who is sitting on his right, they are sitting outdoors at a table with two other women and some children, together with a picture of the house in Estonia where Wells lived with his mistress, each 7" x 5", with the original negative for the picture, 2" x 2½", Estonia,

Item Date:  1934
Stock No:  40662      £275

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WHEWELL (William, 1794-1866, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Philosopher & Historian of Science)

Autograph Letter Signed to Rev. C. MERIVALE (Charles, 1808-1893, Historian, from 1863 Dean of Ely) saying that he is "most gratified by your recollecting me among your friends and sending me a copy of your translation of Keats's Hyperion. I shall read it with much interest. I was sorry that we were absent from Cambridge when you were there, and so saw so little of you. There are several matters I should have liked to talk over with you ...", 2 sides 8vo., Trin. Lodge, 25th March

Item Date:  1862
Stock No:  40650      £125

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[WINDSOR-CLIVE (Ivor, 2nd Earl of Plymouth, 1889-1943, Conservative MP) and Karl SELTER (1898-1958, Estonian Politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs)]

Unsigned Photo showing him arriving at an airfield in Tallin and being met by the Estonian Minister of the Economy, 7" x 5", Tallin, 4th June

Item Date:  1935
Stock No:  40668      £50

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