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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    CATHERINE DE MEDICIS (1519-1589), Queen of Henri II of France, mother of François II, Charles IX and Henri III. Letter signed to [Raimond de Veccarie de Pavie, baron] de Fourquevaux, the French ambassador in Spain, Saint Ligier, 2 May [1571], quashing rumours of Charles IX's warlike intentions, emphasising his desire to remain at peace with the Philip II of Spain, and sending congratulations on the news of the Queen's pregnancy, one page, folio, address leaf, traces of seal, contemporary dockets;

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    CATHERINE DE MEDICIS (1519-1589), Queen of Henri II of France, mother of François II, Charles IX and Henri III. Letter signed to [Raimond de Veccarie de Pavie, baron] de Fourquevaux, the French ambassador in Spain, Saint Ligier, 2 May [1571], quashing rumours of Charles IX's warlike intentions, emphasising his desire to remain at peace with the Philip II of Spain, and sending congratulations on the news of the Queen's pregnancy, one page, folio, address leaf, traces of seal, contemporary dockets;
    [with] CHARLES IX (1550-1574), King of France. Letter signed to Fourquevaux, Orleans, 13 November 1568, giving an account of the defeat of the Provençal army by the duke of Montpensier, the pursuit of the survivors, and the determination of Montpensier and the duke of Anjou, to prevent the enemy from crossing the Loire, countersigned by de Neufville, 2 pages, large folio (340 x 190mm), address panel, contemporary dockets, papered seal; [and] HENRI III (1551-1589), King of France. Letter signed to Cardinal de Saincte Croix, Avignon, 4 January 1575, pressing for Paul de Foix to be made Archbishop of Toulouse, countersigned by de Neufville, one page, folio, integral address leaf, traces of seal, contemporary docket. (3)


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