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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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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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“GOD SAVE THE KING”

(JAMES II) SANDFORD, Francis. The History of the Coronation. London: 1687.

Rare first edition of this History of the Coronation of James II—“His Robes of Purple Velvet, Furred with Ermine, and the Crown of State on His Head”—a scarce fête book richly illustrated with 30 copper-engraved folio plates (29 double-page), including the rarely found Fireworks plate. $11,000.

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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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MID-18TH CENTURY CAMBRIDGE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN BEAUTIFUL GEORGE II BINDING

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1754.

Splendid folio Baskett edition of the Book of Common Prayer in a beautiful armorial George II binding, with broad gilt-tooled borders, elaborate royal cypher in spine panels and splendid gilt centerpiece on each cover featuring the arms of King George II, with fine engraved frontispiece depicting St. Paul’s Cathedral, by J. Mynde, and text hand-ruled in red throughout. $9250.

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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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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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