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“ONE OF THE BEST PORTRAIT-PAINTERS IN THE WORLD”

(HOLBEIN, Hans) CHAMBERLAINE, John. Imitations of Original Drawings. London, 1792-1800.

First edition of Chamberlaine’s magnificent volume of 84 color stipple-engraved plates, rarely found complete, an impressive collection of full-page engravings after Holbein’s legendary portraits of Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, a young Edward VI, Anne of Cleves, and other court figures, with color frontispiece portraits of Holbein and his wife, with all but four portraits engraved by the great Bartolozzi. With the very rare extra suite of eight Holbein portraits of the court of Francis II, only included with some copies. Beautifully bound. $38,000.

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ONE OF ONLY SEVEN SETS WITH THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN QUADRUPLE SUITE: WONDERFULLY BOUND 16-VOLUME SET OF STRICKLAND'S LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND, WITH HAND-PAINTED PORTRAITS INSET INTO THE FRONT COVER OF EACH VOLUME

STRICKLAND, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England. Philadelphia, 1902-03. Sixteen volumes.

Beautifully bound and richly illustrated "Alexandra Edition" of Strickland's detailed history, number 6 of only 7 sets copies printed on Japan vellum, with each of the approximately 250 illustrations printed in quadruple suite: one on Holland handmade paper and hand-colored, on on India paper, one on papier de Chine, and one on Japanese vellum, including portraits, scenes and views. Each volume bound in full morocco, with a hand-painted portrait of one of the queens set into the full morocco doublure inside the front cover. $22,000.

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"THANK YOU FOR COMING FOR THE LAST THING WE ALL DO TOGETHER FOR JACK"

(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) KENNEDY, John F. Archive from the Inauguration of the British Memorial to President John F. Kennedy, including program inscribed and typed letter signed with envelope free frank. New York and Runnymede, London, 1965-66.

Extraordinary archive from the Inauguration of the British Memorial to President John F. Kennedy, compiled by his fellow PT-109 survivor and campaign aide, Barney Ross, featuring a commemorative program—one of only 100 copies printed and specially bound for Jackie Kennedy—with a tipped-in order of service wonderfully inscribed by Jackie Kennedy, an album of original photographs with 21 images by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton, and a signed typed letter from Jackie Kennedy thanking Ross for a special silver-gilt box and for attending the ceremony, as well as assorted original correspondence and documents related to the event. $19,500.

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“AN EXTRAORDINARY RICHNESS OF COLOR”

PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences. London, 1819. Three volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others—a lovely copy in full straight-grain morocco-gilt. $17,500.

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ELIZABETH I'S ROYAL SEAL, WITH 1600 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT

ELIZABETH I. Manuscript document, with original hanging wax seal. England, 1600.

Rare original Elizabethan document, written entirely in a secretarial hand and dated 1600, granting the office of sheriff of the County Palatine of Chester to Thomas Aston, Esq., with Elizabeth I's hanging royal wax seal still attached. $16,500.

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“THE FIRST AND RAREST OF ALL EDITIONS”

(CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN). The Historie of Cambria. London, 1584.

First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with woodcut portraits. This work was the first to attribute the original discovery of America to the Welsh in the 12th century and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of King Arthur and his queen: “the bones were of marvelous bignes, and in the scull were ten wounds, of which one was great, and seemed to be his deaths wound: the Queenes haire was to the light faire and yellowe, but as soone as it was touched it fell to ashes” (page 238). Handsomely bound. $12,500.

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FIRST FOLIO EDITION OF THE WORKES OF KING CHARLES, THE FIRST ROYALLY SANCTIONED EDITION OF EIKON BASILIKE, 1662

CHARLES I. Basilika: The Workes of King Charles. London, 1662.

First folio edition of the works of King Charles I—the enormously popular (and vainly suppressed) testament to the executed monarch's political principles and spiritual devotion—the first edition directly approved by Charles II, beautifully printed with three magnificent double-page copper-engraved plates, engraved frontispiece (by Hollar) and title page, in lovely morocco-gilt with the king's coat of arms stamped in gilt on the covers. $10,500.

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WITH ARMORIAL COAT OF ARMS OF FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES

(FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES) HOMER. Primo Canto dell' Iliade d'Omero. London, 1736.

1736 copy of the first two books of Homer's Iliad in Italian, from the library of the book's dedicatee, Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales—son of George II and father of George III—with the Prince's gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms on both covers, and dedication to "Federico… principe di Wales," issued and bound by Brindley, official bookbinder to the Prince and Queen Caroline. $9500.

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LARGE-PAPER EDITION OF STRUTT’S ENGLISH COSTUMES, WITH 153 LOVELY HAND-COLORED AND GOLD-HIGHLIGHTED PLATES

STRUTT, Joseph. Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes.

Splendid limited large-paper edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects— one of only 25 copies additionally highlighted in gold and silver, handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt. $8800.

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MAGNIFICENT PANORAMA—NEARLY 10 FEET LONG—OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S ROYAL PROCESSION THROUGH THE CITY OF LONDON IN 1837

(QUEEN VICTORIA). Panoramic Representation of the Queen's Royal Progress. London, 1838.

First edition of this impressive hand-colored engraved panorama (measuring nearly 10 feet long) depicting the procession of Queen Victoria through the city of London on November 9, 1837, in original cloth. $8500.

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