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"BY THE KING": FINE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT BOLDLY SIGNED BY KING HENRY VIII

HENRY VIII. Manuscript document signed. Greenwich, May 12, 1514.

Lovely 1514 manuscript document, an order for 25 pounds to be paid to Henry Smythe for the loss of his vessel, boldly signed by Henry VIII as King of England. With original paper seal. $45,000.

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RARE PRINTED BROADSIDE ANNOUNCING THE ABOLITION OF THE MONARCHY AND THE BEHEADING OF KING CHARLES I

(PARLIAMENT). Broadside—English Civil War. London, March 19, 1648 [i.e., 1649].

Rare and desirable broadside printed shortly after the execution of Charles I abolishing the "Kingly Office" in England, since "to have the power thereof in any single person, is unnecessary, burthensom and dangerous to the liberty, safety and publique interest of the people," thereby doing away with the institution of monarchy and preventing any claimants to the throne. $17,500.

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"PERHAPS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MOST LOVED OF ANY STARS AND STRIPES"

(AMERICANA) (NEVADA). 36-star US flag. No place, circa 1865.

Large 36-star American flag commemorating Nevada statehood, the first flag to appear after the Civil War, with stars arrayed in a "Great Star" pattern, "widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Stars and Stripes." $12,500.

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"REST ASSURED THAT JORDAN WILL SPARE NO EFFORT TO HELP THE UNITED STATES IN LEADING THE WAY TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL PEOPLES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ONE OF PEACE, SECURITY, AND STABILITY"

KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN. Typed letters signed. WITH: Porcelain plate. No place/Washington, D.C. June 21, 1999 / May 13, 2002.

Two typed letters signed by King Abdullah II of Jordan to U.S. Congressman Charles William (Bill) Young of Florida, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, discussing the Middle East peace process and Jordan's central role in it, together with a beautiful porcelain plate given by the King to Young as a gift. $10000.

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BOUND FOR KING CHARLES II, IN THE YEAR OF HIS DEATH

(CHARLES II) LILLY, William, et al. Sammelband of Almanacs for 1685. London, 1685.

Collection of ten English Almanacs published in the year of King Charles II's death, with numerous woodblock illustrations, bound for the king's personal library with his cipher on the spine panels and the corners of the covers. $8500.

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“CROMWELL COMPLETELY CHANGED THE ANCIENT FRAME OF GOVERNMENT”

GARDINER, Samuel Rawson. Oliver Cromwell. London, 1899. One volume bound as two.

Limited edition of Gardiner’s highly regarded biography of Cromwell, number 343 of 1475 wide-margined copies printed on fine paper, illustrated with lithographed color frontispiece portrait, 44 engravings (most full-page) and manuscript facsimiles, richly extra-illustrated with over 100 extra plates, most hand-colored (and two folding). Handsomely bound by Bayntun Riviere. $5800.

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FROM THE LIBRARY OF LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY WITH HER GILT COAT OF ARMS

(DE BERRY, Duchesse) DE RANCÉ, M. and THÉAULON, [Marie]. Anniversaire. Paris, 1816.

First edition of the popular French play L’Anniversaire, from the library of La Duchesse de Berry, with her gilt armorial coat of arms on both boards. $5500.

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SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND BEAUX AND BELLES OF ENGLAND

MOLLOY, J. Fitzgerald, et al. Beaux and Belles of England. London, circa 1900. Fourteen volumes. “Édition des Amateurs,” number 28 of 100 sets, of this collection of memoirs and biographies, illustrated with 84 double suites of photogravures, two plates in each volume with hand-coloring, handsomely bound. $4500.

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WITH GILT COAT OF ARMS OF PRINCE CONDÉ OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON, GRANDE MAÎTRE DE FRANCE IN THE COURTS OF LOUIS XV & LOUIS XVI,

(LOUIS XV, HOUSE OF BOURBON) RAULIN, [Joseph]. Traite analytique des eaux minerales en general. Paris, 1772.

First edition of a medical treatise by Raulin, who held the post of physician ordinary to Louis XV of France and authored such medical works at the official request of the French Court, a rare copy with the gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms of Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince Condé of the House of Bourbon. Condé held the preeminent post of Grand Maître de France in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI before the French Revolution forced him into exile. $3500.

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