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.
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.
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON REPORTS: ”SUBJECTS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF PARLIAMENT”.
WELLESLEY, ARTHUR, 1st DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1852). British soldier and statesman. Manuscript Letter Signed “Wellington” as Leader of the House of Lords. One page, quarto. London, January 12, 1842. To George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr and Lord Chamberlain.
ENRICO CARUSO — FABULOUS ALBUM DETAILING CARUSO’S CONCERT IN NEW CASTLE, ENGLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1909 ~~ WITH A SIGNED PROGRAM, NUMEROUS COLOR TICKETS, LETTERS FROM HIS MANAGER ORGANIZING THE EVENT, AND PRESS CLIPPINGS SURROUNDING THE EXTRAVANGANZA
CARUSO, ENRICO (1873-1921) Acclaimed Italian tenor. Light tan cloth-bound quarto album containing a fascinating collection of memorabilia related to Caruso’s September 10, 1909, concert at the Town Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 30+ pages, quarto.
“THESE LONDON TRADES EXERCISE NO SORT OF INFLUENCE OVER THE OPINIONS AND CONDUCT OF THE GREAT BODY OF THE WORKING WORLD.”
DISRAELI, BENJAMIN. 1ST EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. (1804-1881). British statesman and conservative politician; Prime Minister (1868 and 1874-1880); only Prime Minster to have been of Jewish origin. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “D.” Four full pages, octavo. Grosvenor Gate, [London] April 23, 1850. Very fine condition.