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"MONSIEUR… I SHALL WRITE TOMORROW AT GREATER LENGTH, AND, HOLDING YOU IN GREAT DEVOTION, MOST HUMBLY KISS YOUR HANDS"

STUART, Mary (Mary, Queen of Scots). Autograph letter signed. Sheffield Castle, England, December 2, 1581.

Exceptionally rare autograph letter signed by Mary Queen of Scots, written while she was held at Sheffield Castle, almost certainly addressed to her brother-in-law, King Henri III of France. $44,000.

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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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“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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“DID MORE TO CONVERT ENGLAND TO PROTESTANTISM THAN ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE PROTESTANT DIVINES”

FOXE, John. Actes and Monuments (Book of Martyrs). London, 1610. Two volumes bound in one.

17th-century edition (and sixth overall) of this remarkably influential work, with two elaborate engraved vignette title pages and 150 in-text woodblocks depicting scenes of martyrdom. $13,000.

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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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THE RAREST FRENCH CROWN JEWELS CATALOGUE

(FRENCH CROWN JEWELS) BLOCHE, Arthur. La Vente des Diamants de la Couronne. Paris, 1888. Rare first edition of this “valuable historical document,” the scarcest catalogue of the sale of the French Crown Jewels, with 35 illustrations of the principal jewels. Uncut in original wrappers. $12,000.

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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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