NOTED AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, ERNEST SETON-THOMPSON
SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST. (1860-1946). English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist and illustrator; one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America. Autograph Letter Signed, “Ernest Seton-Thompson”. One full page, octavo. “144 Fifth Ave., B-4”, New York, January 10, 1900.
THE “LIBERATOR OF ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU” ~~ A SCARCE SIGNED LETTER OF JOSE DE SAN MARTIN
SAN MARTÍN, JOSÉ DE. (1778-1850). Argentine General, known as the “Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru”; one of the principal leaders of the independence movement in South America from the Spanish Empire in the 19th Century; served as the Protector of Peru. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “José de San Martín”, in Spanish. One page, quarto. Santiago, Chile, June 26, 1817.
SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL — ONE OF THE LARGEST, TRULY ICONIC, WALTER STONEMAN IMAGES THAT IS OBTAINABLE — BOLDLY SIGNED BY THE STOIC ENGLISH WAR TIME PRIME MINISTER
CHURCHILL, WINSTON (1874-1965). Prime Minister of Great Britain. Magnificent vintage matte-finish 9 x 12 inch, Walter Stoneman photograph, affixed to the original 11.5 x 14.5 inch photographer’s mount, depicting Churchill in the cabinet war rooms, Signed in fountain pen, “Winston S. Churchill” across his lower image.
CRYPTICALLY PHRASED, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT PEEL, WRITTEN BETWEEN HIS STINTS AS PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITIAN
PEEL, ROBERT. (1788-1850). British statesman and twice Prime Minister (1834-5 and 1841-46). Cryptically phrased, Autograph Letter Signed “Robert Peel”. 1 ½ pages. octavo. Whitehall. November 20, 1840. To Lord De La Warr, [George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr], Lord Chamberlain, chief officer of the Royal Household, generally responsible for organizing all court functions. Extremely-fine condition.
THE LAST TSAR OF RUSSIA: NICHOLAS II, AWARDS MILITARY RANKS TO SEVERAL OFFICERS
NICHOLAS II. (1868-1918). [NIKOLAI ALEXANDROVICH ROMANOV]. Last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule; executed by the Bolsheviks. Scarce Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nilolai” as Tzar, in Russian/Cyrillic. 1 ¼ tall pages, folio. “At Tsarskoe Selo / 8 October 1914”.
PETER M. ROGET AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS THESAURUS THAT BEARS HIS NAME COLLABORATES WITH PHYSICIST MICHAEL FARADAY
ROGET, PETER M. (1779-1869). English scholar and physician; best known for compiling the famous Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; Secretary of the Royal Society (1827-1849); Fullerian professor of physiology at Royal Society. Noteworthy, and a superb association Autograph Letter Signed, “P. M. Roget”. Three pages, quarto. London, November 25, 1837.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER. A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.
ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.