7 December 2015
ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN ROYALTY AND NAPOLEONICA. A group of 48 documents signed by various English and European monarchs, 18th-20th century, with documents signed by Napoleon Bonaparte. Highlights include: CHURCHILL, Winston and EDWARD VIII. 1924. 8pp., 8vo. Playbill signed by king and Churchill. BONAPARTE, Napoleon. 10th April, 1813. DS. 2pp., folio. Passport to American vessels entering Bordeaux. BONAPARTE, Napoleon. 21st June, 1808. LS. 1p., 8vo. Letter to Mr Dermont in anticipation of Napoleon’s visit to Rennes. CAROLINE, wife of George IV. 1st June, 1819. ALS. 5pp., 4to. Writes to future PM, George Canning, of return to England to defend character. ANNE OF AUSTRIA. 26th August, 1651. DS. 1p., folio on vellum. Signed as Queen Regent, granting soldier ‘brevet’ rank. VICTORIA. 2nd June, 1863. DS. 2pp., folio. George Meredith Esq. license to plead, with documents giving background. GEORGE III. 19th December, 1768. DS. 2pp., folio. Appointing Henry White Esq. to Council of New York. A complete list of the lot available upon request.
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