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"MONSIEUR… I SHALL WRITE TOMORROW AT GREATER LENGTH, AND, HOLDING YOU IN GREAT DEVOTION, MOST HUMBLY KISS YOUR HANDS"

STUART, Mary (Mary, Queen of Scots). Autograph letter signed. Sheffield Castle, England, December 2, 1581.

Exceptionally rare autograph letter signed by Mary Queen of Scots, written while she was held at Sheffield Castle, almost certainly addressed to her brother-in-law, King Henri III of France. $44,000.


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SIGNED BY MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Photographs of U.S.S.R. New York, 1934.

Limited first edition of this collection of 24 folio photogravure prints of Bourke-White’s photographs taken in the Soviet Union, number 11 of 1000 copies produced at the Argus Press, this copy signed by her. $13,500.


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“FIRST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORK BY AN AMERICAN WOMAN”

WARREN, Mercy. History of the Rise, Progress and Termination. Boston, 1805. Three volumes.

First edition of Mercy Warren’s pioneering three-volume history, offering a rare “insider’s view of the Revolution,” begun in the earliest days of America’s struggle for independence, very scarce in contemporary tree sheep boards. $13,500.


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