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”.
KING KAMEHAMEHA IV ~~ HIS AUTOGRAPH TRANSLATION OF THE “PRAYER FOR ALL ESTATES OF MEN,” LIKELY A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS 1862 SELF-TRANSLATED BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, THE FIRST IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE!
KAMEHAMEHA IV. (1834-1863) Fourth king of the united Kingdom of Hawaii (1855-1863). Exceedingly-rare Autograph Manuscript, in pencil, Unsigned. One page, full legal folio. [Approximately 8 ½ x 12 inches] No place [Hawaii] No date [circa 1862].
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN ~~ THE FAMED BRITISH ARCHITECT, RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON, IN HIS ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF HIS MAJESTIES ROYAL HOSPITAL IN CHELSEA
WREN, CHRISTOPHER (1632-1723). English architect, who played a leading role in the rebuilding of London following the devastating Great Fire of 1666, and whose St. Paul’s Cathedral takes a place among the greatest designs in the history of architecture. Scarce Manuscript Document Signed, “Chr. Wren.” One page, large folio. [9.75 x 15 inches]. No place [London]. March 11, 1698.
BOLD SIGNATURE OF KING GEORGE IV OF ENGLAND
GEORGE IV (1762-1830) King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Fragment of a Partially Printed Document Signed, ”George R,” at upper center. No place. No date. [Circa 1822]
KING GEORGE III ORDERS PAYMENT BE MADE TO GENERAL CORNWALLIS
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England; Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820). Manuscript Document Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, legal folio [approx. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches]. “Court at Saint James’s”, August 21, 1772.
KEEN OBSERVATION BY PRINCE ALBERT NOTING: “ANYTHING WILL SATISFY THE QUEEN [VICTORIA]…WHICH SIR ROBERT [PEEL] MAY SETTLE [UPON].”
ALBERT, PRINCE. (1819–1861). Prince Consort to Queen Victoria of England. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Albert” on embossed gold royal monogrammed stationary. Three pages, small octavo. Windsor Castle. September 29, 1845. With appealing references to Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister at the time.
THE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION OF KING EDWARD VIII’S MEMOIRS
EDWARD VIII. (1894-1972). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India (January 20-December 11, 1936); later known as the Duke of Windsor. The limited signed edition of his: A KING’S STORY. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor. 433 pages, small quarto.