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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. 

$125.00
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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. 

$1650.00
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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.

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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. 

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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”.

$1950.00
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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. 

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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.  

$2800.00
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