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The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction


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Lot 82
Napoleon I -- 1806 Letter Signed as Emperor (1769-1821) French statesman, military leader; he crowned himself emperor on Dec. 2, 1804. Manuscript letter signed "Nap" as Emperor, 1½ pp, in French, 9x8", St. Cloud, April 16, 1806. To M. Mollieu, his finance minister, concerning the budget. In part: "I am returning the bill of the revenue of the Public Treasury for the last eight months of 1806. It is my intention that you consider it with the memorandum you gave me yesterday and that you add to it the status as of the first of April that encompasses the bills to be paid and the credits you need to collect. I believe then that this report should be for nine months….this should give me an idea of the condition of my affairs…" Fine condition. Estimated Value $1,500 - UP
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Lot 83
[Napoleon I] Josephine and Marie Louise - Napoleon's Two Empresses Plus a Mistress. Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814). Manuscript letter signed "Joséphine" as Empress of the French, one page, 9x8", Bayonne, June 14, 1808. To the Grand Master of the Imperial University, recommending M. Guillot, who had taught her son [Eugène]. Fine condition. Napoleon had crowned Joséphine Empress on Dec. 2, 1804, after crowning himself Emperor. They divorced on Jan. 10, 1810 because Napoleon needed an heir. Marie Louise of Austria (1791-1847). Second wife and queen consort of Napoleon I. They married on Mar. 11, 1810 and she bore a son on Mar. 20, 1811. Manuscript letter signed "Marie-Louise" as Empress, one page, 12 x 9½", May 5, 1810, regarding the Société de la Charité Maternelle. Fine. After Napoleon's 1814 abdication, the Congress recognized Marie-Louise as Duchess of Parma. Her son, called the King of Rome, was not allowed to live in Italy but was sent to live at the Austrian court. Also included is an untranslated ALS by Mlle. George, née Marguerite Weimer, a French stage actress with whom Napoleon had a brief affair. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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$1,020
Lot 84
[Napoleon I] Napoleon's Family - Collection of 15 Letters Including His Mother, Siblings, Some In-laws, and Stepchildren. Group of fifteen letters, in French except for his mother's (in Italian), most a single page, quarto or small quarto, and all are in fine condition. Maria Letitia Buonaparte (1750-1836) Napoleon's mother. ALS, Paris,1801, to Mr. Rollier, regarding money that was sent to her, and other financial information.Joseph Bonaparte (1780-1825), older brother, king of Naples and Sicily (1806-08) and king of Spain (1808-13). ALS as king of Spain, Madrid, April 23, 1809, to Archchancellor Cambacérès saying military operations are going well but he has no news of Portugal. Julie Clary (1771-1845), wife and queen consort of Joseph. Letter signed, Paris, Oct. 12, 1802, to the ambassador at Constantinople. Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846), younger brother to Napoleon, king of Holland (1806-10) and father to the future Napoleon III. LS as king of Holland, June 16, 1809, mentioning supporting the sacrifices caused by the present war and doing more to second the views of "the Emperor, my Brother." Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837), stepdaughter of Napoleon, wife and queen corsort of his brother Louis, and mother of the future Napoleon III. Letter signed, Arenenberg [Switzerland], Feb. 7, 1834. To M. Snell regarding his handling of her personal affairs. Pauline Bonaparte (1780-1825), sister of Napoleon, princess of Guastalia; the only sibling to move to Elba with Napoleon and help support him. ALS regarding a portrait of herself she wants brought to her as soon as possible. Camillo Filipo Luigi Borghese, 2nd husband of Pauline, Letter signed, Turin, Feb. 28, 1813, to the duc de Feltre, minister of war, regarding promotions. [see Pauline's 1st husband Gen. Charles Leclerc in French Army/Navy lot]. Lucien Bonaparte (1775-1840), younger brother of Napoleon. Letter signed as minister of the interior, on official letterhead, Paris, 24 fructidor, year 8 of the French Republic (Sept. 11, 1800), to Citizen Neveu, exhorting him to continue the work which Lucien has approved. Alexandrine de Bleschamp Bonaparte (1778-1855), 2nd wife of Lucien; they had nine children. Letter signed as Princess of Canino and a widow, Paris, Oct. 18, n.y. (c. 1840s), to the Count of Lemeur. Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820), sister of Napoleon. Document signed as Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Princess of Lucca and Piombino, Compiègne, Apr. 14, 1810, issuing some orders and decrees.Felix Baciocchi (1762-1841), general and husband of Elisa. LS, n.p., 24 brumaire (Nov. 14), n.y., to Capt Soller, regarding replacing a musician and continuing to care for the others. Caroline (1782-1839), sister of Napoleon, wife of French Marshal Joachim Murat [see his letter in French Marshal lot], and queen of Naples. ALS, 3pp, Florence, Apr. 2, 1833, to Baron Gérard. Jerome (1784-1860), youngest brother of Napoleon, king of Westphalia. ALS, Florence, June 15, 1843. Telling "my dear Mary" that Mr. Alexandre Dumas is bringing her a small souvenir from him. Federica Catherine Sophia, Princess of Wùrttemberg (1783-1835), wife of Jerome, queen consort of Westphalia. ALS, Compiègne, Feb. 11, 1814, to her brother-in-law, Felix Baciocchi, with New Year's greetings and hoping the year will bring peace and tranquility. Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824) son of Josephine, adopted by Napoleon; he commanded the Army of Italy and was Viceroy of Italy under Napoleon. LS "Eugène Napoléon" as Viceroy of Italy, Vienna, Nov. 11, 1809, to the Count of Hünnebourg, regarding urgent needs of Italian troops. Estimated Value $3,000 - UP
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Lot 85
Napoleonic Wars -- French Army and Navy Collection of 30+ Letters Including Kleber and Leclerc, Most Having English Translations. Collection of 30+ letters and documents signed by French generals and an admiral. Includes Charles Leclerc (1st husband of Napoleon's sister Pauline), as Gen. of Div. on République Française letterhead, June 15, 1800, LS, re supplies; Jean-Baptiste Kléber, 1798 LS to Ministry of War re travel reimbursement; Louis Marie Jacques Amalic, 1782 ALS; Bertrand Bessières,1801 LS to Minister of War re a promotion; Ennémond Bonnard, 1804 ALS as general of a division; François-Antoine Bonnet, 1795 LS as commanding general; Louis Charles Antoine Desaix (killed at Marengo), 1797 DS, a rations voucher; Pierre François de Jean, 1813 LS to the Commander of the Guard of Honor; Pierre Antoine Dupont, 1796 ALS; Mathieu Dumas, 1801 LS; Rémy Exelmans, c. 1840 ALS; Auguste Charles Flahault, 1844 ALS by Murat and Napoleon's former aide-de-camp, as ambassador to Austria; Lazare Hoche, LS; Louis Joseph Lahure, DS; M.V.N.F. LaTour-Maubourg, 1820 LS as Minister of War; Nicholas J. Maison, 1811 LS to a Marshall re lack of supplies for his forces; Armand Samuel Marescot, 1801 LS on IG Engineers letterhead; Gabriel J.J. Molitor, 1820 LS; Jean-Victor Moreau (exiled general who returned to fight France in 1812), 1812 ALS to British ambassador in US; Etienne-Marie-Antoine de Nansouty, 1808 ALS to a notary; Claude Pierre Pajol, 1808 ALS; Jean-Charles Pichergru (Gen. of Div. & Com. of the Army of the Rhine, condemned as a traitor and strangled in prison), 1793 LS; Honoré Reille, 1813 PPDS on letterhead of Com. in Chief of the Army of Portugal; Alexis Balthasar Schauemburg, 1797 PPDS as Gen. of the Army of the Rhine and Moselle; Barthelmy Louis Scherer, 1796 LS as Gen. in Chief of the Army of Italy; François-Horace Sebastiani, ALS as general; Laurent Jean François Truguet (French admiral), 1797 LS as Minister of the Navy & Maritime Prefect of Holland to Naval Commander at Bayonne; Dominique René Vandamme, 1809 LS as Gen. of Div. re the death of a soldier; Honoré Vial (Gen. of Div. and hero of the Battle of the Pyramids), 1801, ALS. General Pigeon, April 11, 1809. Items are all in fine condition. Lot should be examined personally to be fully appreciated. Collection housed in a new 20 x 17 sleeved folio with most having expert English translations. Estimated Value $3,000 - UP
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$1,680
Lot 86
Napoleonic Wars -- Collection of 31 British and Allied Generals (Prussian, Austrian, Russian, and Spanish). The following generals signed Free Franks unless otherwise noted: Lieutenant General Robert William O'Callaghan, signed paymaster receipt dated 1816 for 144 pounds. Sir David Baird (ALS), William Carr Beresford, William Henry Clinton, Charles Colville, Stanhope Cotton, George Augustus Fitzclarence, George Gordon, Charles Gordon-Lennox, Rowland Hill (1803 ALS), Robert Edward King, Miles Nightengall, Robert William O'Callaghan (1816 PPDS), Edward Paget, Henry Paget, Edmund Phipps, Thomas Pickton, George Ramsay, James St. Clair-Erskine, FitzRoy Somerset, Robert Edward Henry Somerset, Sir Herbert Taylor, Sir Nicholas Trant (1809 ALS), Frederick William Trench, Sir Richard Hussey Vivian (cavalry hero at Waterloo), Ferdinand Carl Joseph of Hapsburg-Este (Com. of Austrian Army, 1819 LS as Gov. of Hungary), Franz Kinski (1791 LS with war content), Baron Sigismund Low (1808 endorsement on document), andKarl Phillip Furst zu Swarzenberg (Austrian FM, 1806 LS to Lt. FM Orsini-Rosenberg). Others include an ANS from Paul Dimitrievich Kisseleff, an officer on the staff of Alexander I; and two Spaniards: Francisco Bernaldo de Quiros Marino (LS) and Claude-Anne Marquis de St. Simon (French-born Spanish FM, 1776 ALS). All items are in fine condition and are presented in a leather, sleeved portfolio. Estimated Value $3,000 - UP
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Lot 87
Napoleonic Wars -- Collection of All 26 Marshals of France Appointed by Napoleon Between 1804 and 1815. Marshal of France, or Marshal of the Empire, was a title which had been abolished in 1793 but was reinstated by Napoleon in 1804. He appointed 26 Marshals between 1804 and 1815. Each of them is represented in this lot by a signed item. They are: Charles Pierre François Augereau (1807 ALS); Jean Baptiste Jules de Bernadotte (Signed pass into the Ministry of War--he was elected King of Sweden in 1818); Louis Alexandre Berthier (1800 DS); Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1798 ADS for rations); Guillaume Marie Anne Brune (1801 LS re promotion of an Italian officer); Louis Nicholas Davout (May 14,1815 PPDS--orders to Gen. Delaang as Min. of War); Laurent Gouvion St. Cyr (1815 LS as Min. of War); Emmanuel de Grouchy (1796 ALS to Vice Adm. Martin); Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1830 LS); François Etienne Kellerman (LS); Jean Lannes (1806 LS); François-Joseph Lefebvre (LS as Gen. Com. Mil. Div.); Etienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre Macdonald (1818 PPDS as Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor); August Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont, Duke of Ragusa (ALS as Ragusa); André Masséna (1797 LS as Gen. in Chief of Army of Italy); Bon Adrien Jannot de Moncey (1807 DS re a Hessian POW); Adolphe Edouard Casimir Joseph Mortier (1792 DS); Joachim Murat (1798 DS--Murat married Napoleon's sister Caroline in 1800 and was appointed King of Naples by Napoleon in 1808); Michel Ney (ALS as Marshal); Nicolas Charles Oudinot (1816 PPDS); Dominique de Pérignon (1801 AES as Marshal on a Certif. of Service); Jozef Anton Poniatowski (1809 PPDS--a Patent for the Order of Virtuti Militari as Min. of War of Poland); Jean Mathieu Philibert Sérurier (1811 ALS to America); Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult (1808 LS as Duke of Dalmatia); Louis Gabriel Suchet (1796 DS); and Claude Victor Perrin (1823 LS as Min. of War, signed as Duke of Belluna). Also present are letters written by the wives of Bernadotte, Bessières, Lannes, Marmont, and Oudinot. All items are in fine condition. This lot should be examined in person to be appreciated. Entire collection is housed in a leather and canvas sleeved folio with several of the manuscripts having expert translations. Estimated Value $3,000 - UP
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$3,444
Lot 88
[Napoleon I] Ministers/Administrators Who Served Under Napoleon While He Was First Consul and Emperor. Large group of over 30 letters and documents. Includes Minister of the Interior: Joseph Fouché (also Head of Secret Police); Lazare Nicolas Carnot (also Minister of War); Jean-Pierre Bachasson; Jean-Antonin-Claude Chaptal; and Jean-Baptiste Champagny (also Minister of Foreign Relations). Financier of the Consulate, Jean-Pierre Collot, Minister of War: Henri Clarke, due de Feltre. Secretary of State: Hughes Bernard Maret (also Minister of Foreign Relations); and Jean-Pierre Daru. Minister of Foreign Relations: Karl Friedrich Reinhard; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand; and Armand-Augustin-Lois Caulaincourt. Minister of Justice: Jean-Jacques de Cambacérès; André-Joseph Abrial; Claude-Ambroise Regnier; and Mathieu-Louis Mote. Minister of Police: Joseph Fouché; and Anne-Jean-Marie Savary. Minister of Finance: Martin-Michel-Charles Gaudin. Secretary of the Treasury: François de Barbe-Marbois; and Nicolas-François Mollien. War Administration: Jean François Aimée Dejean; and Jean Gérard Lacuée. Marine & The Colonies: Marc-Antoine Bourdon de Vatry; Pierre Alexandre Forfit; and Denis Decrès. Minister of Religion: Jean-Étienne-Marie Portalis; and Felix-Julien-Jean Bigot de Préameneu. Manufacture & Commerce: Jean-Baptiste Collin. Other items include letters signed by Geraud Duroc, grand marshal of the palace; Agathon Jean François Fain, first secretary and archivist; Dominique Larrey, surgeon-general; Louis Philippe de Ségur, grand master of ceremonies; and Jeanne Genet Campan, tutor to the younger Bonapartes. All items are in fine condition. This lot should be examined personally to be appreciated. Collection is housed in a leather and canvas sleeved folio with many of the manuscripts having expert translations and some biographical information. Estimated Value $2,500 - UP
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$1,476
Lot 89
Napoleonic Wars -- British Royal Navy -- Collection of 20 Signed Items. Colllection of twenty items signed by British Royal Navy officers who served during the Napoleonic Wars. The following signed Free Franks: Sir Charles Adams (Com. of HMS Invincible, 1811-13); Augustus Clifford; Sir George Cockburn (Adm., took Napoleon to St. Helena and stayed to govern); Christopher Cole (Com. of several ships in West Indies, 1798-1804); Sir John Thomas Duckworth (Adm. of the White, 1813); Baron John James Gambier (Adm. of the White, 1810); Sir William Johnstone Hope (Com. of HMS Bellerophon); George Elphinstone Keith (Adm. of the Red 1810); John Markham (Vice Adm. of the White, 1810); Thomas Byam Martin (Com. of HMS Fisgard, 1800); Sir Harry Neale (Rear Adm. of the Red, 1813); James O'Brien (Adm.); John Brooke Pechell (Adm.); Sir Edward Pelew (Vice Adm. of the Red, 1810); Charles Herbert Pierrepont (Com. of HMS Spartiate, 1800); and Joseph Sydney Yorke (Rear Adm. of the Red, 1813). The following officers signed items other than Free Franks: Robert Cathens Reynolds (Rear Adm. -- PPDS, 1795); Sir William Sidney Smith (Vice Adm. of the Blue, 1810--AmsS, 1828); Sir Lawrence William Halsted (Com. of HMS Phoenix, 1800 -- LS deploying vessels and marines to Italy, 1800); and John Jervis (Adm. Earl St. Vincent -- ALS, 1817); Nicholas Trant (Brit. Col & Portuguese gen.--long ALS). All items are fine and many come with transcriptions. Lot should be examined personally be appreciated. Estimated Value $1,500 - UP
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Lot 90
British Politicians Napoleonic Era; Parliament and The Lords 130+ Free Franks by Members and 10 Clergy. A Remarkable Collection. Comprehensive collection of Parliament and The Lords during the Napoleonic Era. Clearly a labor of love to seek out so many free frank signatures from the early 19th Century. Members include: 5th Duke of Marlborough, George Spencer Churchill, 1st Lord Cowley Henry Wellesley (Wellington's brother) Lord Chamberlain, John Marquis of Salisbury, Lord Chancellor of England John Scott, Master of the Hounds, Charles Cornwallis, Liberal MP Charles Dundas, Edward Digby etc. As for the clergy, included are ten: Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury William Howley, Bishop of York Edward Harcourt, Bishop of Gloucester George Isaac Huntingford, Bishop of Winchester, Brownlow North, etc. All are identified and hinged in 22 sleeved pages (8 free franks in an envelope) and all housed in a leather folio. Outstanding collection in near fine condition. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. Estimated Value $1,250 - UP
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Lot 91
Napoleonic Wars -- Seven British Naval Commanders at Trafalgar. Group of seven British Naval officers who commanded ships at the Battle of Trafalgar Oct. 21, 1805, fought by the British Royal Navy, under the command of Admiral Lord Nelson, against the French and Spanish Navies during the War of the Third Coalition. Napoleon planned to invade England after taking control of the English Channel. The British victory, during which Nelson was mortally wounded, would establish British naval supremacy for the next 100 years. The seven British commanders in this lot, naming the ships they commanded at Trafalgar, are: Baron Cuthbert Collingwood (Vice Adm. of the Lee Squadron in HMS Royal Sovereign--1787 PPDS); Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy (Com. of HMS Victory -- ANS as Flag Captain, c. 1811-13); Edward Codrington (Com. of HMS Orion -- 1810 Doc. Endorsing requisition of beer); Thomas Francis Freemantle (Com. of HMS Neptune -- ALS); Eliad Harvey (Com of HMS Temeraire -- 1821 ALS in 3rd person); Richard King (Com. of HMS Achilles -- 1798 LS on Naval matters); and Thomas Dundas (Com. of HMS Naiad -- cut signature). All items are in fine condition with some having typed transcriptions. Estimated Value $1,200 - UP
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Lot 92
Wellesley, Arthur, Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blücher -- Winning Generals at Waterloo. War-date items signed by the generals who led the two armies of the Seventh Coalition to victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815, ending the Napoleonic Wars. The Duke of Wellington ALS, 4pp, 12x8", Freneda, Oct. 4, 1810. During the Peninsular Campaign, to Sir Charles Stuart, minister/spy for England to the court of Portugal between 1809 and 1815, regarding the difficulties of punishing British soldiers accused of offences againces the laws of Portugal. Even toning, folded. With Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard von Blùcher, DS as General of the Cavalry, 1p, 12x 7¾", Breslau, Mar. 31, 1812, authorizing a daily Ration of oats, hay and straw for the Cavalry. Estimated Value $1,000 - UP
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Lot 93
[Napoleon I] -- Seven Friends and Foes Who Were On St. Helena With the Exiled Emperor, Including Plampin, Bertrand, Lowe, and Montholon. Group of seven items: Alexndre Antonovitch de Balmain, Russian Commissioner on St. Helena, an 1821 ALS; Henri Gratien Bertrand, Fr. general, Chamberlain, Grand Marshal of the Palace on S.H., April 1, 1815 LS to the Minister of War; Gaspar Gourgand, Major domo, Baron of the Empire (rebuked by Napoleon for challenging Montholon to a duel), 1830 LS to the Grand Marshal of Baden; Sir Hudson Lowe, Governor of S.H. during Napoleon's exile, c. 1837 ALS in 3rd person; Charles Tristan, Comte de Montholon, French general who chose to go into exile with Napoleon on St. Helena (suspected of poisoning Napoleon), 1825 LS; Robert Plampin, British Royal Naval officer who commanded St. Helena while Napoleon was there, 1819 LS re supples on a ship; and Barry O'Meara, Napoleon's physician on St. Helena, 1820 ALS sending a sample of N's handwriting (not present). Lot should be examined in person to be appreciated. All items fine. Estimated Value $800 - UP
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$3,321
Lot 94
[King George III] Collection of Autographed Letters Signed and Free Franks by His Sons and Daughters, 15 Pieces Total. Fine collection of 15 signed pieces by the children of King George III. Included are: Note signed by Elizabeth, Landgravina of Hesse-Homberg. Three pieces by Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh: an ALS a clipped signature and a note with her name and faint seal. Note signed (remarkably tiny handwriting) by Sophia, Princess of the United Kingdom, and a note signed Augusta Sophia, Princess of England.
The sons include free franks by the Duke of York, Frederick (plus a clipped valediction), Duke of Clarence, William, Duke of Kent, Edward Augustus, Duke of Cambridge, Adolphus and finally two free franks (one with wax seal), a four page autographed letter signed and an elegant document signed by Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover, Ernst Augustus. Estimated Value $750 - UP
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Lot 95
Group of Six: Three Writers, A Poetess, an Artist, and a Scientist-- Includes Sir Walter Scott and Mme. de Staël. Group of six items: ANS by Mme. de Staël, French writer and intellectual exiled by Napoleon, 1p, in French, octavo, Wednesday, n.d., with a mysterious message to an unknown correspondent: "Here is the ticket that your name renders useless, but I do myself the honor of giving it to you…" Toned, brittle paper. Also, Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott ALS, 1p, n.p., Nov. 20, 1820, presenting compliments to Mr. & Mrs. Furris and inviting them to dinner, overall toning. Additionally, items signed by Irish dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan, English poetess and author Elizabeth Berger, Italian artist Filippo Pistrucci, and Jacques Joseph Champollion, archaeologist and philologist. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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$707
Lot 96
French Revolutionaries - Group of Eleven Powerful Members of The Committee of Public Safety and/or the Directory. Lot includes six items, signed by eleven men. Paul Barras, one of the most powerful members of The Directory, which ruled France from Nov. 2, 1795 until Nov. 9, 1799, when Napoleon took power by the coup of 18 Brumaire and The Directory was replaced by the Consulate, with Napoleon as First Consul. 1797 LS by Barras as Director to the Min. of the Interior. François Barthélemy, briefly a member of The Directory. May 1814 ALS as a member of the French Chamber of Peers. Jacques Claude Beugnot, Member of the Feuillants and the Girondists during the French Revolution; he was imprisoned from Oct. 1793 until The Directory came into power in Nov. 1795. 1811 LS as Civil Administrator of Berg-Cleves. Philippe Antoine Merlin de Douai, Min. of Justice and one of five Directors; he voted for the execution of Louis XVI. 1795 LS as Min. of Justice. Antoine Christophe Saliceti, as deputy to the National Convention he voted for the death of Louis XVI, minister of police and war in Naples, 1808 DS to Min. of Navy in Naples.
Seven men signed the same document, dated Sept. 18, 1794, being a report to the Committee of Public Safety : Charles Cochin de Lapparent, minister of police, participated in the fall of Robespierre; he was twice deported. Jean-François Delmas, member of Com. of Pub. Safety who went mad. Pierre Antoine Laloy, pres. of the National Convention from Nov. 6-Nov. 21, 1793. Claude-Antoine Prieur-Duvernois, engineer, member of the Legislative Assembly and the National Convention and of the Com. of Pub. Safety; he voted for the execution of Louis XVI. Under the Directory, he sat in the Council of Five Hundred until Napoleon's coup. Antoine François Fourcroy, scientist and member of the Com. of Pub. Safety; and Lazare Carnot, member of the Com. of Pub. Safety, Director of the French Directory, Pres. of the Nat'l Convention. Philippe Merlin de Douai also signed this report. All items are fine. During the Reign of Terror (Sept. 5, 1793-July 27, 1794), France was ruled by the Committee of Public Safety, led by Robespierre, until his arrest and death by guillotine on July 28, 1794. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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Lot 97
[George IV] Set of Letters and Free Franks Sent to the Future George IV While He Was Prince Regent. Interesting collection of notables close to "Prinny," as George IV was known by his friends while Prince Regent. George, Prince of Wales, was the eldest son of George III, and was named Prince Regent when his father became too mentally unstable to rule (1811-20). Free franks include 4th Earl of Jersey, George Bussey Villiers; 2nd Earl of Sefton, William Philip Moyneux; Richard "Humanity" Martin, 5th Duke of Rutland, John Henry Manners; Lord Petersham, Charles Stanhope; George IV's physician and friend, William Knighton; playwright and noted fop, Sir Lumley St. George Skeffington; 5th Duke of Bedford, Francis Russell; Marquis of Worcester, Henry Charles Somerset; Lord Yarmouth, Francis Charles Seymore-Ingram; 6th Duke of Argyle, George William Campbell; MP for Bath Charles Palmer; 3rd Baron Foley of Kidderminster, Thomas Foley; and the 11th Duke of Norfolk, Charles Howard.
Signed items other than free franks include a clipped valediction by famous dandy George "Beau" Brummel; Signed note by 7th Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset; ALS by Colonel George Hanger; a receipt signed by Foreign Secretary Charles James Fox; co-signed note by close friend to Prinny and Beau Brummel, Frederick "Poodle" Byng; and letter signed by 2nd Marquis of Hertferd, Francis Seymore-Ingram. All in very fine condition. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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Lot 98
British Politicians Napoleonic Era: Prime Ministers, Secretaries, Future Prime Ministers and First Lords of the Admiralty, 19 Pieces Total. Lot includes: Prime Ministers; William Wyndham Grenville, Letter signed, 9/22/1800 regarding a request by Sir John Sinclair Bart regarding his request to give the Emperor of Russia a horse. Also free franks by William Pitt the Younger, Henry Addington, Lord Sidmouth, Spencer Percival, and Robert Banks Jenkinson. Foreign Secretaries includes free franks by George Canning and Charles Grey (both future Prime Ministers), Dudley Ryder, Henry Phipps, Charles James Fox and Richard Wellesley. Also, an ALS by Secretary of War Henry Dundas; an 1804 ALS by Secretary of War & The Colonies Robert Hobart; an 1826 ALS by The Earl of Camden, John Jeffreys Pratt, who was Secretary of War & The Colonies; and an 1814 ALS by Robert Stewart British Secretary of War. The balance are free franks from First Lords of the Admiralty George John Spencer, John Jervis and Robert Dundas. Fine condition. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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$348
Lot 99
Napoleonic Era - Seven Cardinals, Including the Last Claimant to the British Throne and Letitia Bonaparte's Half Brother. Among this group of seven items is an LS by Joseph Cardinal Fesch, half brother to Napoleon's mother, Letitia, Paris, 1811, requesting a favor for the Baroness de Friess from Count Aldini, Minister of the Kingdom of Italy. There are also items signed by Henry Clement Cardinal Stuart, last Stuart claimant to the British throne; Agostino Cardinal Rivarola; Antonio Cardonal Dugnani; Agostino Cardinal Casali; Filippo Cardinal Carandini; and Salvador de Muro y Salazar. All fine. Lot should be examined in person. Estimated Value $500 - UP
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$394
Lot 100
Rodgers, John -- U.S. Naval Officer During the Quasi War With France (1773-1838) U.S. Naval officer who served under six Presidents. He served in the Quasi War with France (1798-1800), in both Barbary Wars in North Africa, and in the War of 1812 with Great Britain. Letter signed as a member of the Board of Navy Commissioners in 1831. Fine condition with biographical information and transcription. Estimated Value $400 - UP
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Lot 101
Napoleonic 8-page Document Folio, December 5, 1809, mentioning "Right of protection payable by a Jew named 'Kirk'. Designation of taxable goods. A beautifully written Napoleonic survey of all traditional taxes, fees and other payments collected annuallly in the German (Austrian) district of Isunbagen, then under Napoleon's occupation. The agents of the French Intendant General worked so carefully as to even note "Right of protection payable in April by a Jew named 'Kirk' averaging per year 6 thalers". Excellent condition. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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