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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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MAX NORDAU REFLECTS ON ZIONISM: THERE IS ONE THING [THAT] RECONCILES THE LESS PLEASANT FACT OF GETTING OLDER: THAT IS THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ONE HAS NOT LIVED THE PAST YEAR SOLELY FOR ONESELF, BUT RATHER IN THE TRUE FULFILLMENT OF DUTY FOR OTHERS, FOR THE ENTIRE [JEWISH] PEOPLE .

NORDEAU, MAX. (1849-1923). Zionist leader; born Max Simon Sudfeld; early Jewish nationalist who was instrumental in establishing recognition of Palestine as a potential Jewish homeland. Scarce Typed Note Signed, ”Dr. M. Nordeau,” in German, on a 10 centime French postcard. Julloville. August 2, 1902.

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THE GREAT BRITISH NAVAL COMMANDER,  HORATIO NELSON  PENS A PASS TO ALLOW THE BEARER TO SEE THE KING ON HIS VISIT TO PARLIMENT

NELSON, LORD HORATIO.  (1758-1805). Viscount; hero of naval Battle of Trafalgar. Attractive Autograph Document boldly Signed, “Nelson & Bronte.” One page, oblong small octavo. 

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CATHERINE THE GREAT  —  PENS HER ACCEPTANCE OF THE SALARY TO BE PAID A CAVALRY GUARD OFFICER

CATHERINE II. [CATHERINE THE GREAT.] (1729-1797). Empress of Russia.  Uncommon Manuscript Document boldly Signed, ‘Catherina’, as Empress, in Russian.  1/3 page, legal folio, on watermarked paper bearing a crown and the letters “C.R.”   “The Queen’s village,  February 6, 1774.”

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KING GEORGE V  —   ACQUIESCES TO THE REGENCY ACT OF 1910

GEORGE V. (1865-1936). King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India.  Remarkable, and exceptionally rare, Typed Statement Signed, “George R.I.,” as King, on black bordered mourning stationery,  with the Royal Coat of Arms at top center.  One page, folio.  No place. [London]  [1910].  

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“NOW WE HAVE TO CONSIDER [GENERAL GEORGE] MARSHALL’S PROPOSAL WHICH WE MUST NATURALLY SUPPORT—ALL THE SAME I BELIEVE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO HAVE PROCEEDED ON THE BASIS OF THE NUREMBERG JUDGMENT TO WHICH THE RUSSIANS ARE COMMITTED”

ROBERT CECIL, 1ST VISCOUNT CECIL OF CHELWOOD. (1869-1956).  British statesman, lawyer, and politician;  architect of the League of Nations; awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1937.   Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Cecil”, on his imprinted Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath stationery.  Two full pages, octavo.  Haywards Heath, September 22, 1947.

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“AS COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION,  IT WAS MY DUTY TO BRING FORWARD THE WORK OF THE OFFICERS COMPOSING THE EXPEDITION, NOT AS WORKS OF ART SUCH AS YOURS, BUT AS BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COUNTRY…”

CHESNEY, FRANCIS RAWDON .  (1789-1872).  British General, soldier and explorer of the Euphrates River whose expedition proved the practicability of the Euphrates route to India.  Two, relatively rare, Autograph Letters Signed, “F.R. Chesney”.  Four full pages total, quarto.

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WRITTEN FROM THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA, DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE THANKS A YOUNG LADY FOR HER PRAYERS FOR HIS CONTINUED SUCCESS AND SPEAKS OF HIS CONVERTING THE NATIVE AFRICAN POPULATION TO CHRISTIANITY:   “PAUL IS ONE OF THE FIRST CONVERTS OF THE KURUMAN [TRIBE] AND LATELY JOINED US.  MELROSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY COMPANION A HARD WORKER & AN UPRIGHT MAN.”

LIVINGSTONE, DAVID. (1813-1873) Pioneer medical missionary and African  explorer; best known for his explorations and having been ‘found’ by journalist Henry Stanley.  Important Partial Autograph Letter Signed, “David Livingston”.

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