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William Kaiser II DS

William Kaiser II Document Signed Translation of report on second Pan-Asiatic Conference [World History]

Document signed, “William J.R.”, c. 1917.



K00309
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Lafayette Biography with LS

Biography of Marquis de Lafayette with Letters Signed by Lafayette, Admiral D’ Estaing, and Rochambeau [World History]

"Lafayette", by Lucy Foster Madison. Philadelphia: Printed by the Penn Publishing Company, 1921. Biography of the Marquis de Lafayette in two volumes. Includes three letters signed by Lafayette, Admiral d’Estaing (p. 216-17), Edward Everett (p.362-63), Rochambeau (p. 254-55), maps of the Revolutionary War period and over one hundred engraved portraits. Page 276 contains a check signed by James Madison.

K00548
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Lafayette ALS

Marquis de Lafayette Autograph Letter Signed regarding "the cursed differences" growing between France and the United States x: [World History]

Twenty years after the American Revolution, the cordial relations with our most important ally had soured due to America’s neutral position in the wars between France and Great Britain. Autograph letter signed by Lafayette to Secretary of War James McHenry, December 26, 1797.

K00555
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Lafayette DS

Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Military Appointment Signed [World History]

Signed "M. Lafayette", as Commandant of the Parisian National Guard, appointing Gaston Lorriere to the 4th Division, 3rd Battalion of the Guard. One page on vellum in French with vignettes showing revolutionary symbols including pikes, the cockade, helmets, flags, drums, rifles and the revolutionary phyrgian, or "liberty" cap on sword tip. Also shows the emblem of the National Assembly, with its motto, "The Law and the King." Good condition. Slight foxing, edges not even, small holes along creases, crease in middle to put in envelope. 10.5 x 8.1 inches.

K00648
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Frederick II Letter Signed

Frederick II Letter Signed Regarding Concern for his Minister’s Health [World History]

Signed “Frdch” to his Finance Minister. One page in German. November 28, 1780, Pottsdam. 7.5 x 9.2 inches.



K00676
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Register for 1776

Britian’s Annual Register for 1776 x: [Misc. Americana] [World History]

The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776... London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1777.

K01721
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Charles Sumner Free Frank

Charles Sumner Free Frank [World History]

Signed “C. Sumner” to Howell Cobb. Postmarked August 23, [1849-1851], Boston. An intriguing association between the leading advocate of abolition in the Senate, and a leading proponent of slavery.



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Napoleon Bonaparte LS

Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed Regarding Consolidating Control Over Venice [World History]

Signed “Napoleon” to his adopted son, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais. One & one-half pages in French. April 7, 1806, Paris. 21.8 x 17.7 cm. Napoleon gives orders for eleven post offices of Venice to be reduced to one, and the departure of couriers stopped.



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George V Appointment

George V Appointment Of Unnamed Individual (Sir Harry Charles Luke) To Execute The Duties Of High Commissioner For Trans-Jordan In Absence Or In Capacity Of High Commissioner Sir John Robert Chancellor [World History]

Appointment of Sir Harry Charles Luke (1884-1969) to enable him to exercise the powers of High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan. Luke served as Assistant Governor of Jerusalem (1920-1924); a Commissioner to inquire into the affairs of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem (1921) and Chief Secretary, Government of Palestine. Palestine is clearly mentioned in this document. From the papers of Sir Harry Charles Luke. Documents signed by Kings or Queens of England with fine Judaica content are very scarce.

Printed document signed “George R. J.”, as King of Great Britain, and “W Seymour Hicks”, one and one-quarter pages with seal; Court at St. James, August 17, 1928.

K04554
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H. Iorys Hughes Wartime Plans

H. Iorys Hughes (o:) [World War II] Secret Wartime Plans For The Mulberry Harbors, The Mobile Ports Which Played An Important Part In The Success Of The D-Day Landings (POR) [World History]

The drawings prepared by H. Iorys Hughes for the Mulberry Harbors used in the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944 comprising nine detailed engineering drawings, plans, and diagrams, showing views, elevations and longitudinal and cross sections of “Reinforced Concrete Jetties -- to be sunk in place,” steel bridges, working platforms, decks, and yard, including designs for the “method of putting bridges in place” and method of “launching of slung span” and of “cantilever type,” neatly drawn and labeled, with specifications, in pencil. The series are numbered as Sketches 1 to 9, eight signed by Hughes in ink and dated between July 17 and August 6, 1942.

Individual descriptions of the sketches are listed below. Each sketch is professionally conserved, matted and mounted in an ultra-violet filtered mounting package, ready to be placed in a frame. A superb collection.

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King Philip II of Spain LS

King Philip II of Spain Letter Signed Announcing Intention to Enter France from Flanders [World History]

Signed by Philip’s sister, Juanita, “yo la princesa”, as Regent in the King’s name to the Duke of Arcos. August 16, 1557, Valladolid. 21.4 x 29.3 cm.



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On Hold: American Proposal For New Constitution For China [World History]

Draft of the constitution for the Republic of China written by the prominent political scientist Frank Johnson Goodnow. China’s Constitution. Dr. Goodnow’s Draft. "Reprinted from the Peking Gazett" n.d. Rare

This document is an original reprint, and as such, a rare printing. Title Page: China's Constitution No date, Size approx 5.75" x 8.5" with light tears along some edges. 15 pages tightly bound in a hard cover

K07264
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Considerations On The Present Situation Of Great Britain and The United States Of North America With A View To Their Future Commercial Connections [Finance] [World History]

London: J. Stockdale, 1784. viii,3-157,[1]pp. Half title. Antique style half calf and marbled boards. Old library stamp and tape repairs on half title. Last leaf trimmed close, slightly affecting text on verso. Still very good.

w33409, dlj 1044.

K12072.019
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Considerations on the provisional treaty with America, and the preliminary articles of peace with France and Spain. [Finance] [World History]

London. 1783. [2],94pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Very good.

W33196, dlj 1231.

K12072.084
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The Interest of the merchants and manufacturers of Great Britain, in the present contest with the colonies, stated and considered [Finance] [World History]

London. 1774. [2],50pp. Modern three quarter calf and paper boards, spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate on rear pastedown, contemporary manuscript note on titlepage. A very good copy, with wide margins. w33197, dlj 1230.

Regarding: to prevent any interference of the merchants and manufacturers of Great Britain in behalf of the people of America.

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ww: A Letter from Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, K. B. to the commissioners of public accounts relative to some observations in their seventh report, which may be judged to imply censure on the late Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Army in North America. [Finance] [World History] [Military]

London. 1784. 31,[1]pp. Modern three quarter morocco and paper boards, spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate on rear pastedown. A very clean, near fine copy with wide margins. w33230

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ww: Observations on Mr. Stedman’s history of the American War by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. [World History]

London. 1794. [2],ii,34pp. Quarto. Gathered signatures, stitched as issued. Titlepage and final page a trifle soiled, else a near fine copy, untrimmed. W33312



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ww: Anno Vicesimo Georgii III Regis...an act to amend an act...as relates to the preventing the clandestine conveyance of sugar and paneles from the British colonies and plantations in America into Great Britain [Finance] [World History] [Import / Export]

This British law amends a previous ban on American sugar by adding that if any such goods should be discovered, they should be viewed the same as foreign goods. All the required fines and duties would then apply.

London. 1779. [4]pp. Dbd. Bright and clean. Very good. w33396

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