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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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“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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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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“MUCH VALUABLE MATERIAL… NOT TO BE FOUND ELSEWHERE”

STRICKLAND, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England. London, 1852-53. Eight volumes.

Lovely early edition set of Strickland’s impressive and engaging account of England’s queens, illustrated with 45 engraved plates, beautifully bound by Bayntun. $4500.

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