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BOUND FOR THE FUTURE LOUIS XVI WITH HIS COAT OF ARMS

(LOUIS XVI) FRENCH ALMANAC. Almanach Royal, Annee Bissextile 1772. Paris, 1772. 1772 Royal Almanac, bound for Louis XVI dauphin two years before he would inherit the throne of France, in a lovely binding designed by the royal bookbinder Pierre-Paul Dubuisson. $25,000.

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THE LAST CIVIL WAR STATEHOOD FLAG

(WEST VIRGINIA). 35-star US flag. No place, 1863.

35-star printed American flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, with provenance indicating it was flown to mourn the deaths of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. $18,500.

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THE LAST CIVIL WAR STATEHOOD FLAG

(WEST VIRGINIA). 35-star US flag. No place, 1863.

35-star American parade flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, in a handsome window frame. $18,000.

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“OVERFLOWED WITH ANECDOTES OF LUST, VIOLENCE, AND IDIOSYNCRASY”

SUETONIUS. The Historie of Twelve Caesars, Emperours of Rome. London, 1606.

First edition in English of Suetonius’ dramatic biographies of the Caesars, the important Holland translation. An excellent copy in contemporary vellum binding. $16,000.

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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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"THE CARDINAL OF LORRAINE IS GOING TO METZ… QUEEN MARY EITHER TO JOINVILLE OR TO SCOTLAND": EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1561 AUTOGRAPH LETTER IN FRENCH TO CATHERINE DE MEDICI FROM THE LADY-IN-WAITING TO HER DAUGHTER, QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN (ELIZABETH OF VALOIS) AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO PHILLIP II OF SPAIN, WITH NEWS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

(QUEEN ISABELLA) LOUISE DE BRETAGNE. Autograph letter signed. Toledo, Spain, February 20, 1561.

Rare February 20, 1561 three-page autograph letter signed by the lady-in-waiting to 15-year-old Queen Isabella of Spain (Elisabeth de Valois), writing Catherine de Medici, mother of the young queen, with news of her daughter's illness, rumors of an invasion of Tunis by the Turks, the recent funeral of King Francis II, and the possible journey to Scotland of Francis' widow, Mary Queen of Scots—who did depart for Scotland that August. Long seen as a threat to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Mary was executed at Fotheringay Castle in 1587. Letter in French with English translation provided. $9500.

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"YO LA REYNA": SIGNED BY QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN

(ISABELLA, Queen of Spain). Manuscript document signed. Framed with portrait. Granada, December 15, 1500.

Lovely official manuscript document from 1500 signed by Queen Isabella of Spain "Yo la Reyna," ordering her Chamberlain Sancho de Paredes to supply two and a half yards of black satin for the use of her daughter, Doña Catalina, who would become known as Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, Queen of England from 1509-33. Finely framed with a portrait of Isabella. $9200.

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"ONE OF THE FINEST SPECIMENS OF JACOBEAN BOOK-PRODUCTION"

JAMES I. The Workes of the Most High and Mightie Prince, James. London, 1616.

First edition of the collected works of James I, judged to be "one of the finest specimens of Jacobean book-production," with splendid copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by Simon Pass of James enthroned in the robes of state and elaborately engraved additional title-page by Elstrack. A handsome copy in contemporary calf-gilt. $8500.

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