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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER,  TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER  ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH

MAUSER, PAUL   (1838-1914)   German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.”   Five full pages, legal folio.  [8¼ x 13 inches].   Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp.  January 10, 1905.

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QUEEN VICTORIA TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON  ~~ “The Queen quite forgets.”

VICTORIA, QUEEN (ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA).  (1819 –1901) Queen  of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Scarce, early Autograph Letter Signed, twice, in the third person, “The Queen”.

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ELIZABETH I  ~~   GRANTS A LETTERS PATENT  —  IN 1588

ELIZABETH I.  (1533-1603).  Queen of England and Ireland;  only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; sometimes called “the Virgin  Queen”; last of the Tudor monarchs.  Rare Manuscript Document boldly Signed “Elizabeth R”, as Queen at upper left. One page, oblong folio, vellum, in Latin and Olde English. No place, February 8, 1588.  Countersigned by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, as Lord High Treasurer, and leader of her Privy Council. 

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EXTREMELY-RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY KING HENRY VII  —  CHECKING THE ACCOUNT BALANCES OF THE ROYAL TREASURY,  OVER 515 YEARS AGO

HENRY VII.  (1457-1509).  First Tudor King of England. Extremely-rare Manuscript Document Signed, as King, with his monogram ‘HR’, in Latin. “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].

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KING GEORGE III  —  INTERVENES IN THE POLITICAL SQUABBLE FOR POWER BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER ROCKINGHAM, AND LORD SHELBURNE, WHO WAS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER JUST 3 MONTHS LATER AFTER ROCKINGHAM’S DEATH, AND WHOSE APPOINMENT TO THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER WAS MADE WITH THE CONDITION OF ENSURING PEACE  —  WITH THE AMERICAN COLONIES

GEORGE III.  (1738-1820).  King of England, (1760-1820).  Scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “George R”, as King.   One full page, quarto.  Windsor, April 5, 1782.  Very fine condition.  To “My Lord”.  A remarkably important royal statement of command, written in the form of a letter. 

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T.E. LAWRENCE  —  REFERRING TO THE FILM EVENT THAT MADE –  “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA”  A HOUSEHOLD NAME RECOGNIZED WORLD WIDE STATES:  “I NEVER CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY OF ME OR ABOUT ME, BUT I TRY NOT TO HELP THEM TO DO IT, AND I WILL NOT DO IT MYSELF.  IT IS UNPLEASANT TO SEE ONE’S NAME IN PRINT — AND IN SPITE OF THE VERY NICE WAY LOWELL THOMAS DOES IT, I MUCH WISH HE HAD LEFT ME OUT OF HIS PALESTINE SHOW.”

LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD)  [LAWRENCE OF ARABIA].  (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author.  Choice Autograph Letter Signed, “T.E. Lawrence”.  One full page, octavo.  No place, December 5, 1919.  Even toning, else fine condition. 

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SCARCE LETTER OF SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE,  — THE BRITISH-JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST

MONTEFIORE, SIR MOSES.  (1784-1885).  British philanthropist, banker and financier of Italian-Jewish lineage; his promotion of industry and economic development in the Levant, and his relations with the British consul in Damascus, Charles Henry Churchill, was pivotal to the development of Proto-Zionism.     Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “Moses Montefiore”, on his imprinted East Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate black-bordered mourning stationery.  One full page, octavo.  Ramsgate, May 9, 1881.

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