Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 43

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


The Father Bradley McCormick Collection
 
 
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Lot 12
(Anglican Archive). A group of approximately fifty (50) items, most being ALsS by religious figures, both English and American, in the Anglican Church, most from the mid to late 1800s, but a few up to the mid 1900s. Names include at least two future Archbishops of Canterbury: Randall Davidson (as a bishop in Kensington; he would marry George VI and Queen Elizabeth) and Gordon Lang (as Archbishop of York); also E. Ebor (Archbishop of York) and bishops such as Edward King, Charles Gore, William White, Wittingham, and Henry C. Potter). Other names include E.B. Pusey, John Mason Neale, John H. Hopkins, and at least one monk, Ignatius. Condition is very good overall. This lot should be examined personally to appreciate the individual items.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
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Lot 13
Anne (1665-1714) Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702-1714); she was the second daughter of James, Duke of York, who became James II and was deposed in 1688 because of his Roman Catholic faith. Anne became queen after her sister Mary (Mary II) and her brother-in-law William (William III), who ruled jointly, died childless. Anne, who married George of Denmark, had no surving children, making her the last monarch of the House of Stuart. England and Scotland were united as one realm during her reign. Fine; light toning and a few repairs on verso to small edge splits. Written on laid, watermarked paper. A very attractive document.

DS ("Anne R") as Queen, 1p, 14" x 9", Windsor Castle, 1713 Sept. 16. To Robert [Morley] Earl of Oxford, the Queen's counselor, and Earl Mortimer, High Treasurer, ordering them to pay "Thomas Moore Esqr. Receiver and paymaster of Our Land Forces which are or Shall be in the Island of Minorca and in the Guarisons of Dunkirke and Gibralter and such other of Our Land Forces still remaining in the Low Countrys or elsewhere as are or have been under the care of James Brydges Esqr. paymaster thereof or to his assignes any Sum or Sums of money not exceeding One hundred Thousand pounds by way of Imprest and upon Acct. for the Services to which he is appointed Receiver and paymaster…." The War of the Spanish Succession ended with the Treaty of Utrich in 1713. Anne suffered from health problems and relied greatly on Morley and Mortimer, as well as on her favorite companions, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$2,243
Lot 14
(Authors). William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) Card signed with date, "August 7th 1866"; Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1957) AQS, "We must either be able to defend the Monroe doctrine, or be willing to abrogate it. In the New York Times of Nov. 21st 1915," 7" x 5 ½", Sewickley, Pa.; Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) TLS, 1p, 9" x 7", Clarence Gate, 1930, asking Perriton Maxwell for guidance, " I cannot work on ideas absolutely in the dark." Cornelia Otis Skinner (1901-1979) ALS to a fan,1p, 7" x 5 ½", n.p., n.d. All fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 15
Belasyse, John (Baron Belasyse) & Henry Wellesley, Lord Cowley. DS by Belasyse (1614-1689) as First Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1p, 14 ½" x 9 ¼", Treasury Chambers, 1687 Feb. Countersigned by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, including Sidney Godolphin, who, although the title "prime minister" was not yet used, would serve in that capacity under Queen Anne. Appointing Commissioners of Customs. Fine; stain at right margin does not affect legibility. With a DS ("Henry Wellesley") as First Secretary to the Treasury, 1p, 13" x 8", Treasury Chambers, 1808 July 29. To the Commissioners of Audit regarding bills submitted for payment. Fine. Wellesley (1773-1847) was the younger brother of the future Duke of Wellington. (2 items).
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 16
Bible Leaf: 1st Edition, 1st Issue of King James Version - 1611. Printed by hand in 1611 from hand-cut type on hand-made paper, 8½" x 6". The leaf encompasses all of Psalmes 108-115 and parts of 107 and 116. An accompanying printed note states that the leaf has been authrnticated by Edwin A.R. Rumble-Petre. Very good; some dampstaining around edges, affecting upper portion of text.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Realized
$86
Lot 17
Bible Leaves - 3 Early Leaves In English, Possibly Coverdale. Pre 1782 since one leaf of the Apocrypha (from I Maccabees) is included, as well as one leaf each from II Samuel and II Chronicles, 6¼" x 10½". Printed on laid paper; three decorative initial letters from 5-7 lines high. Very good; a couple of edge chips on one sheet; all have light overall toning.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 18
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1803-1857) Prince of Canino and of Musignano; nephew of Napoleon I. Ornithologist and botanist; he wrote American Ornithology. he resided in Philadelpyia 1822-28. ALS ("Charles Bonaparte") 1p, in French, 9" x 7¼", Point Breeze, 1824 Sept. 6. Sending two letters and a package for Brussels to be passed along at the first opportunity and reminding his correspondent to have $200 held for him at the beginning of each month, etc.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Realized
$44
Lot 19
Bonaparte, Louis (1778-1846) Brother of Napoleon I; fought in the Italian and Egyptian campaigns; made general (1804), governor of Paris (1805) and King of Holland (1806-1810); abdicated after he failed to enforce the Continental System. He married Napoleon I's stepdaughter, Hortense; their third son, Charles-Louis-Napoléon, became Napoleon III. LS ("Louis") as King of Holland, 1p, 10" x 8", Mayence (Germany), 1806 Aug. 2. Very good; a large seal tear at lower right affects nothing. To Mr. Champagny, Minister of the Interior, regarding Captain Godissart of the 6th Foot Regiment of the Imperial Corps of Artillery and a member of the Legion of Honor, who is asking for assistance in enrolling his eldest son, who is nine years old, in the lycée at Liège or Brussels. "…30 years of service and 20 campaigns give this officer indisputable rights to the benevolence of His Majesty the Emperor and King. I ask you to propose to His Majesty the admittance of young Godissart…." A note at lower left shows that the proposal was made to Napoleon.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
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Realized
$196
Lot 20
Bonaparte, Prince Louis Napoleon & Princess Alix (1914-1997) Great-grandson of King Jerome of Westphalia (youngest brother of Napoleon I); he lived in exile in Switzerland. Card engraved "Le Prince Napoléon" with ANS ("Napoléon"), 2½" x 4", n.p., n.d. Thanking Bradley McCormick for good wishes on his coming of age. A second engraved card is signed and dated, "Napoléon Avril 1955" and a New Year's card is signed by his wife, Princess Alix Napoleon, the last two with envelopes addressed to Mr. Ernest F. Manfred in New York.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$115
Lot 21
[British Field Marshals] Wellington & Roberts. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) British gerneral and statesman; he rose to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars. Free Frank ("Free Wellington") cut from an address panel, 1¼" x 2"; with a formal invitation to Mr. Pettigrew for the "Funeral of the Late Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington," held at St. Paul's Cathedral; and a 3/4 engraving of Wellington. All fine.

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914) Brilliant military commander; served in India, Afghanistan and South Africa; seven years as commander-in-chief. ALS ("Roberts, FM"), 2pp, 7" x 4½", Englemere, Ascot, Berks, 1903 Oct. 3. To an admirer, referring him to Roberts' book, Forty-one years in India, for information on his military career and about the Army. Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Realized
$173
Lot 22
Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919) Scottish-born industrialist and philantropist; the richest man in the world when he retired in 1901 (after selling Carnegie Steel Company to J.P. Morgan's U.S. Steel), he proceeded to give away his wealth; libraries, scientific research, and world peace were his passions. ALS on engraved personal stationery, 2pp, 8½" x 5¼", New York, 1910 April 13. Fine. To Mr. Nicols, Editor in Chief, thanking him for dedicating a yearbook (The Thistle) to Carnegie's mother: "She fully deserved such honor, for heroine true was she." He writes that he and Mrs. Carnegie are impressed with the great work of the students and the "bright faces beaming upon us…" Carnegie gave $2 million in 1901 to start the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) in Pittsburgh, and the same amount in 1902 to found the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Realized
$1,438
Lot 23
Charles I (1600-1649) King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. His reign was characterized by conflicts with Parliament over money and the English public's suspicion that he was trying to advance the Catholic faith of his wife, Henrietta Maria (sister to France's King Louis XIII). Civil War broke out in 1642, ending with the triumph of Parliamentary and Scottish forces under Oliver Cromwell over Charles' Royalist forces. Charles was tried for treason and beheaded on January 30, 1649.

LS ("Carolus R") as King, 1p plus address leaf, in Latin, 11¼" x 7¾", Palace at St. James, 1637 Mar. 25. Fine; light toning. To Prince Ferdinand the Second, Grand Duke of Etruria, thanking him for his efforts "to promote the task of the restitution of the Palatine Elector of my nephew…." Even though the attempt was not successful, Charles offers profuse thanks and adds a closing in Latin, before signing the Latin form of his name. Accompanied by a translation.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$2,760
Lot 24
Charles II (1630-1685) King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. (1660-1685). After his father, Charles I, was executed in 1649, he went into exile until the Protectorate under Oliver Cromwell's son, Richard, collapsed and General George Monck invited him to return to England as King. The period of his reign is referred to as the Restoration. He was known as the "Merry Monarch." Fine; light toning and soiling; seal tear on address leaf affects nothing.

DS ("Charles R") as King, 1p plus integral address leaf, 12¼" x 8", Whitehall, 1661 Sept. 14. To the governor of the town and garrison of Dunkirk, which had been ceded by the French to Oliver Cromwell during his Protectorate (1653-1658). Charles orders the governor to collect unpaid levies, by force, if necessary, due under the Articles of Surrender signed by the French. On October 26, 1662, Charles would sell Dunkirk back to the French for £40,000.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$863
Lot 25
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States (1923-1929). "The White House / Washington" card signed as President, in black ink, 2¾" x 4¼", n.p., n.d. Light, even toning, else fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$150
Lot 26
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) British novelist. ALS, 3pp in blue ink, 7" x 4½", Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, 1854 Jan. 14. To Colonel the Hon: C.B. Phipps, referring to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's interest in the Guild of Literature and Art, which Dickens had helped organize in 1851 to encourage and support struggling authors and artists, and to which he donated proceeds from his plays.

In part: "When the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Albert had the Kindness to express their interest in the general scheme of the Guild of Literature and Art, I had the honor of writing to you to beg that whenever it should come to be matured, I might venture to submit its details to your notice. This arrangement has been a matter of great difficulty….the advice of a skillful actuary has been frequently indispensable. Even now, in taking the liberty of enclosing to you the plan [not present] which is the result of all these deliberations, I have to add that its publication and operation are for the present suspended by the Law's rendering it necessary that a scheme so comprehensive should be established under an Act of Parliament. This we hope to obtain in the course of the next ensuing session; and in the meanwhile, as a proof that we have not been idle and therefore undeserving of the Queen's and His Royal Highness's condescension, I trouble you with the present communication…."
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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Realized
$2,415
Lot 27
Dickens, Charles. ALS, 3pp, in dark brown ink, 7" x 4½", Devonshire Terrace, London, 1849 Dec. 24. To Alexander Ireland (Dickens marked through the name), regarding a forger and embezzler named Thomas Powell who escaped prosecution in London by pleading insanity, then fled to New York, claiming to be a literary man with celebrity friends, including Dickens. Fine; boldly penned and signed. Accompanied by a postcard photo of Dickens.

Dickens denounces the anonymous "London correspondent" who reported that Dickens "was wont to feast in the house of the said Powell…." He writes, "I think 'our London correspondent' one of the great nuisances of this time…seldom knowing anything…." and begs Ireland to contradict the newspaper story, explaining that when "hearing of his book, and knowing his history, I wrote to New York denouncing him as 'a Forger and a Thief.' That he [Powell] thereupon put the gentleman who published my letter into prison, and that having but one day…to collect the proofs printed in the accompanying sheet (which are but a small part of the villain's life) I got them together in that time, and sent them out, to justify the character I gave him. It is not agreeable to me, to be supposed to have sat at this amiable person's feasts."
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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Realized
$4,140
Lot 28
Dickens, Charles. ALS on the letterhead of Dickens' journal, "Office of All the Year Round, A Weekly Journal Conducted By Charles Dickens," 1p, in blue ink, 8" x 5", 26 Wellington Street, W.C., London, 1860 May 22. To Robert Fletcher,who had submitted a poem for publication. Fine; light soiling. Accompanied by a postcard photo of Dickens.

In part: "…I beg to assure you that a poem of 1100 lines is quite apart from the scope and limits of this journal….it is one of the rules of my life (enforced by its occupations) to give no opinions on manuscripts which I have no chance of helping towards publication….The little poem…opens very prettily…but it is something beyond the present range of its interesting writer.…" All the Year Round was a weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens between 1859 and 1870; it was the successor to his previous journal, Household Words. After Dickens' death in 1870, All the Year Round was edited by his son until 1893.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$1,380
Lot 29
Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881) British Prime Minister (1868, 1874-1880) and author, known for his skilled oratory; 1st Earl of Baconsfield; first and only British prime minister of Jewish heritage. Autograph address panel,signed "B. Disraeli" at lower left and addressed in Disraeli's hand to "T. Collins Junr. Esqre. Carlton Club," 2¼" x 5", n.p., n.d. Fine; light toning.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$86
Lot 30
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge. "Lewis Carroll" (1832-1898) English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer; author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. ALS ("C.L. Dodgson"), 2pp in black ink, 4½" x 7", Christ Church, Oxford, 1896 Mar. 10. A charming letter to Miss Winifred Schuster, upbraiding her for having ended her latest letter to him coldly.

"My dear Winifred, You are a naughty little girl--cold-hearted, & ready to drop old friends. When any girl-friend of mine drops, in her correspondence, from 'yours affectionately' to 'yours sincerely', I am apt to take it as a sign that the correspondence itself may as well drop also. Still, I am (to a certain extent) glad that you have recovered from the measles. I wish you belonged to the Oxford High School: then you would never rejoice at missing 3 weeks of it. My girl-friends here simply love it, & feel it as a bitter privation when illness keeps them away.

If you find any obsurity, needing to be explained, in the Logic, please let me know. Couldn't you send your brothers their copies, instead of erely telling them they have arrived:

Thank your mother, from me, for her letter, & believe me yours (perhaps for the last time) affectionately, C.L. Dodgson."
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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Realized
$2,760
Lot 31
Duke and Duchesss of Windsor. Signatures, "Edward Duke of Windsor" and "Wallis Windsor" on a 3½" x 7½" piece of pale gray paper engraved with a red British coat of arms, n.p., n.d. Extremely fine. The Duke of Windsor ruled as Edward VIII from January-December 1936 before addicating to marry Wallis Simpson.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Realized
$230
Lot 32
Duke of Windsor. TLS ("Edward Duke of Windsor"), 1p, 9½" x 6¾", Paris, 1949 June 2. To Messrs. G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York regarding a publishing agreement for the Duke's Memoirs. Fine; one file hole and a couple of staple marks at upper left. In part: "I hereby consent to your licencing the right to publish a British edition of my Memoirs…."
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$242
Lot 33
Edward VII (1841-1910) King of Great Britain and Ireland; eldest son of Queen Victoria. ALS ("Albert Edward") as Prince of Wales, 3pp, 6¼" x 4", engraved with a British crest and "Sandringham, Norfolk," 1886 Nov. 23. Fine; two tiny edge repairs. To Mrs. Gladstone, wife of prime minister William Gladstone, promising to inquire about the financial situation of a certain widow and thanking her for congratulations on "my youngest Sister having become a mother." He mentions "The Princess" who "sends you her best remembrances & we send Mr. Gladstone the same…." Accompanied by an 8" x 5¼ full-length photo from a painting of Edward VII as King.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Realized
$180
Lot 34
Edward VII. ALS ("Uncle Berti") as Prince of Wales, on a German telegram form, 1p, 8½" x 11¼", n.p., 1897 Sept 19. Addressed in Albert Edward's hand to Ludwig von Battenberg, husband of his niece Victoria Alberta, asking Ludwig, "Could you meet me at Darmstadt with a carriage on Tuesday at 2.38 & drive with you to Mannheim. Shall leave again 4.17. Uncle Berti." Ludwig served in the Royal Navy as First Sea Lord. The English line of the Battenberg family changed its name to Mountbatten in 1917 to distinguish it from the German line.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Lot 35
Elizabeth and Margaret. Christmas card signed by the two princesses: "from Elizabeth &" in the hand of the future Queen and "Margaret" by her younger sister; featuring a charming portrail by Cecil Beaton, 7¾" x 6", n.p., n.d. (c. early 1940s). the front of the card features two crowns poised over the letters "E" and "M". The card was produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., "Fine Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen and to Her Majesty Queen Mary."
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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Realized
$518
Lot 36
Elizabeth II (1926 -) Queen of the United Kingdom (1952 - present). ANS ("Elizabeth R") as Queen, on a 3¾" x 4¾" card engraved "Buckingham Palace" under the British coat of arms, n.p., n.d. Extremely fine. The Queen writes, "Miss Beard Wishing you a happy Christmas from Elizabeth R."
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$456
Lot 37
Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002) Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; consort of George VI; mother of Queen Elizabeth II. PS ("Elizabeth R") on the mount and dated "1939", 5¾"" x 4 5/8" on a 7" x 5" mount, n.p. Imprinted "Copyright Dorothy Wilding" at lower left. Matted and framed to an overall size of 11½" x 9½". Very fine. An attractive chest-up portrait of the Queen wearing a tiara.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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$456
Lot 38
Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Hermine. Wilhelm (1859-1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918); he was forced to abdicate and went into exile in Holland; he married his second wife, Princess Hermine of Schonaich-Carolath, in 1922. PS ("Wilhelm") in purple ink, 5 ½" x 3 ½", n.p., n.d.; a waist-length portrait in uniform. With a PS ("Hermine") in blue pencil across the front; it has a TLS in blue pencil on verso, thanking an unknown person for birthday wishes, saying the Kaiser is well and sending Christmas and New Year wishes. Both fine; some silvering to Hermines photo.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 39
Empress Eugénie - Consort of Napoleon III (1826-1920) Born a Spanish countess, she was the last Empress of the French (1853-1871). She served as Regent when Napoleon III was away and was a leader in fashion. LS ("Eugénie") as Empress, 1p, in French, with translation, 6¼" x 8", Paris, 1858 Feb. 24. To Cardinal Barnabo, addressing him as "my cousin," and assuring him that she was grateful and touched to have received his Christmas wishes and his prayers for the happiness of all those who were dear to her and assuring him of her esteem and affection. With a postcard photograph of the Chateau Hideus at Compiègne signed as Empress at the lower right edge, and with an engraving of Eugénie.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$483
Lot 40
Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe, Archbishop of Cambrai (1651-1715) French archbishop, theologian, and man of letters; he was tutor to a grandson of Louis XIV. Among his works were The Education of Young Gentlewomen (1687), which supported liberal education, and The Adventures of Télémaque (1699). LS ("Fr. Arch-Duc de Cambray"), 2pp., in French, 9" x 6 ", Cambray, 1700 April 21. Importuning an ecclesiastical superior to give some relief to the poor people in his parish, who have been unfairly bidden to bear costs which they can ill afford. Accompanied by an engraving.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$1,064
Lot 41
[First Ladies] Eleanor Roosevelt & Barbara Bush. TLS ("Eleanor Roosevelt") on personal letlterhead, 1p, 7" x 6", New York City, 1960 July 31. To Richard Gimbel, "..I fear I do not share your distaste of the film shown at the Democratic convention. To me it was an interesting way of explaining a platform…." Fine; with envelope. Printed thank-you note-card signed ("Barbara Bush") with holograph date, salutation, and note of appreciation, 5" x 7", 1995 May 18. Very fine. To Rudik Sheridan, who enjoyed her book, A Memoir: Barbara Bush.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$115
Lot 42
Flagg, James Montgomery (1877-1960) American painter and illustrator; best remembered for the famous recruitment poster of Uncle Sam saying "I Want You…" TLS ("J Montgomery Flagg"), 1½pp, 11" x 8½", 33 W. 67th St. (New York), 1915 March 25. To "Nichols," who seems to be writing an article about becoming an illustrator. Flagg thinks it unethical to talk about the "big" money to be made because it "incites the Kike and the trickster…and fills boarding houses and art schools with imcompetents….Don't look upon illustration as a trade!….It…takes more than the desire and determination and industry to become a good artist…it takes talent!" Excellent content. Fine; light toning. The signature is exceptionally large and bold.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$483
Lot 43
George I (1660-1727) King of England (1714-1727), the first from the House of Hanover, eldest son of Sophia of Hanover (who was the granddaughter of James I and niece of Charles I); by the Act of Settlement of 1701, which bypassed all Catholic pretenders to the English throne, Sophia was made next in line of succession after Queen Anne; however, Sophia died shortly before Anne in 1714 and George became King of England. George had little interest in England and the English people and spent most of his reign in Hanover; he communicated with his ministers in French.

ALS ("George R") as King, 4pp, in French, 9" x 7¼", 1726 Oct. 16. To his only daughter, Sophia Dorothea (1686-1757), Queen of Prussia, whom he refers to as "My dear daughter." Fine; a couple of old fold repairs; written on laid, watermarked paper; boldly penned and signed. The King thanks her for her expressions of concern upon the death of his brother Maximilian and for giving him news of the good state of health of her "little family" (she had eight children at this time).

He writes, in part: "…I admit that my concern has not been so great for the Princesses as for the Prince Royal [the future Frederick II, the Great], who is made to do exercises inappropriate for his age, which can have ill effects if one doesn't pay attention, I admit that I was upset for him and that I would be even more so if I did not feel sure that you would take care to remedy the situation…." He notes that there is little news because he is in the country, that the town is practically deserted, and that a company of Italian comedians has recently arrived and will add to the pleasure of the dinner entertainment. He intends to stay in the country until Parliament begins. He ends by hoping that she is enjoying her stay at Housherhausen (?) and assures her of his affection. George's concern for Frederick is understandable, since George had already lost two grandsons prematurely and Frederick's father, called the "Soldier King," was a tough taskmaster.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.
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Realized
$1,553
Lot 44
George II (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and Ireland (1727-1760); he was the last British monarch to be born outside of Great Britain and the last to lead troops in battle. His quarrels with his father, George III and with his son Frederick, Prince of Wales, were legend. He had little control over government policy during his reign, power being wielded by the first de facto prime minister, Robert Walpole.

DS ("George R") as King, 1 p, vellum, 14¾" x 21½", Kensington, 1749 May 19. Fine; seal is missing, some toning at folds, a couple of "thins," and two small tape repairs on verso; three British revenue stamps in left margin. George II orders uniforms to be delivered to "Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth, Captain of the Yeomen of our Guard and Warders of our Tower of London." The uniforms should consist of "one Hundred and Forty Coats of fine Crimson in Grain Cloth, Lined with Blue Serge, and Guarded with Blue Velvet, Edged and Laced with Gold Lace, with Rose, Thistle and Crown Mottoes and Scrowles, with our Letters G.R. embroidered on Back and Breast of each Coat with Silver Spangles Gilt…." The detailed description continues for breeches, bonnets, stockings, swords, "Waste" belts, carbine belts, and buck gloves, all of which were to be worn on October 30, 1749.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$1,898
Lot 45
George III (1738-1920) King of England (1760-1820); best remembered for losing the American Revolutionary War and for being "mad" (today attributed to the genetic blood disorder, porphyria). ALS ("George R") as King, 1 p plus blank integral leaf, 9" x 7½", 1801 June 27. Written in the third person to the Lord Bishop of Norwich: "The King incloses to the Lord Bishop of Norwich the four hundred pounds for the Fund established to keep in order the Painted Windows of St. George's Free Chappel in Windsor Castle, as the Subscription of His Sons, the Duke of York and Cumberland; and Princes Augustus, and Adolpphus George R. ".
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,600.
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$920
Lot 46
George III. ALS ("George R") as King, 1p plus blank integral leaf, 9" x 7¼", Weymouth, 1796 Aug. 19. To his second son, Frederick (1763-1827), Duke of York and Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, who presided over the unsuccessful 1793-98 Flanders campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Very fine; written on laid, watermarked paper. With military content.

In part: "My Dear Frederick, I approve of the 6th Regt. of Dragoon Guards and the 12th Light Dragoons returning to Ireland as also…the foreign Corps of Lõwenstein Hompesch and Waldstein now in the Isle of Wight may be sent to Cork till they can proceed to the West Indies. I approve of Colonels Burton and Monson bein placed as Brigadiers on the Staffs of Guernsey and Jersey…The Memorandas are all very proper. I am glad you think of arriving here on Sunday…Your most Affectionate Father George R."
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
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$1,035
Lot 47
George III. DS ("George R") as King, 2pp plus integral leaf, 12½" x 8", Court at St. James, 1808 Jan. 27. Fine; tape repairs to fold splits on inside pages do not affect text and are not visitble on the front, signature page; the paper seal is intact, with an embossed revenue stamp below. The King's signature is weak and erratic, probably reflecting one of his bouts of illness.

During the Napoleonic Wars, the American ship "William," commanded by Charles Rockwell, arrived at the port of Liverpool from Savannah, Georgia with a cargo of goods, and requested protection from the King on its return voyage to America "with a cargo of British manufactures & such Goods as are permitted to be exported." With this document George III orders that "all our Ships of War & Privateers are hereby required & directed not to molest or interrupt the said Vessel on her intended Voyage from Liverpool to the United States of America either on account of the existing War or of any other Hostilities which may in the mean Time take Place…." The American commander was surely worried about the impressment of his men by the British, an on-going problem and one of the leading causes of the War of 1812.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Realized
$575
Lot 48
George III and Queen Charlotte. Exceptionally large signature ("George R") as King 3" x 4" paper, n.p., n.d. With a signature (Charlotte R.") as Queen, 1½" x 3½", n.p., n.d. Charlotte-Sophia of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1741-1818) was married to George III in 1761; they had 15 children. She was a patroness of the arts, including artists such as Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Accompanied by a memorial engraving of the royal couple.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$173
Lot 49
George IV (1762-1830) King of Great Britain and Ireland (1820-1830); when his father, George III, became permanently incapacited, he served as Prince Regent from 1811-1820. He was known for his extravagant, debauched life-style. DS ("George R") as King, 1 p plus integral leaf, 12½" x 8½", n.p., n.d. (docket is dated 1820 Aug. 31). Fine; light toning and three small tape repairs on blank, inside pages. George IV signs and writes "approv'd" to the request that the 73rd Regiment be allowed to return from Ceylon to Europe, and that the 81st Regiment be moved from Ireland to Nova Scotia to relieve the 15th, "which latter Corps has been nearly sixteen years abroad."
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$201
Lot 50
George V (1865-1936) King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India (1910-1936); first monarch of the House of Windsor. Sepia-toned PS ("George") with "Xmas/88" below. With imprint of J. Thomson, Grosvenor St. Fine. A distinguished portrait of the future King who would become Prince of Wales upon the death of his older brother Edward in 1892.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$368
Lot 51
George V and Queen Mary. Delhi Durbar portrait signed "George R.I. 1913" and "Mary" on the mount, 7" x 5". "With Best Wishes" is engraved above the photograph. Fine; minor edge creasing. The Delhi Durbar was held in December 1911 to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Every Indian of note attended to pay obeisance to their sovereigns who wore their Coronation robes; the Emperor wore the Imperial Crown of India, containing 6,170 cut diamonds and covered with sapphires, emeralds and rubies.
Estimated Value $750 - 1,000.
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$2,013
Lot 52
George VI (1895-1952) Albert Frederick Arthur George; King of England (1936-1952) and emperor of India (1936-1948); third monarch of the House of Windsor. PS ("George R.I.") on the mount and dated "1939", 5¾"" x 4 5/8" on a 7" x 5" mount, n.p. Imprinted "Copyright Dorothy Wilding" at lower left. Matted and framed to an overall size of 11½" x 9½". Very fine. A handsome chest-up portrait of the King in uniform.

Born the second son of King George V, George VI was not expected to inherit the throne. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923; they had two daughters, Elizabeth (who succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret. When George V died in 1936, Edward (known as David to his family and friends) ascended the throne as Edward VIII. Less than a year later, Edward VIII abdicated to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and George became King. During World War II, the royal couple won the love and admiration of the English people for remaining in London and for touring the frontline during the Blitz.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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$834
Lot 53
George VI. DS ("George R.I.") as King, 1½pp, 12½" x 8", Court of St. James, 1941 July 22. Extremely Fine. To the President of the Republic of Ecuador, notifying him that the British minister to Ecuador, Guy Henry Bullock, was being recalled because he was needed elsewhere and giving assurances of friendship.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$180
Lot 54
Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944) American illustrator, best known for his "Gibson Girl," an idealistic portrayal of the American woman. ALS ("C.D. Gibson"), 2pp, 10" x 7 ¾", Carnegie Hall, 1914 Jan. 17. To Mr. Nicols, sending seven drawings for an exhibition. "I would want to receive $100 a peice [sic] for them….If they don't 'go', please ship them back here to me at Carnegie Hall…and please insure them…." Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$173
Lot 55
Grenville, William W., 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834) British prime minister (1806-1807) and chancellor of Oxford University (1810-1834). Autograph address panel signed ("Grenville") at lower left, 2¾" x 4¾", addressed to the banking house of Messrs. Coutts & Co. in London, 1818. Red circular postmark. With a cut signature on 1" x 3¾" paper. Both fine with light toning.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 56
Hancock, John (1737-1793) First Signer of the Declaration of Independence; President of the Continental Congress (1775-1777); Governor of Massachusetts (1780-1785 and 1787-1793. A beautiful signature on a toned piece of paper, 2½" x 4¾", n.p., n.d. Fine except for scattered foxing; one piece of tape on verso of the tail of the "J" in "John" to reinforce minor ink corrosion. Like Hancock's signature on the Declaration of Independence, this signature would be large enough for George III to read it without his spectacles.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$2,013
Lot 57
(Hastings, Warren) (1732-1818) First governor-general of British India (1773-1785). He was impeached in 1787 for corruption and acquitted in 1795. Card of admission to Hastings' impeachment trial, "Sixty Fourth Day," signed "Suffolk R" at the bottom with the red wax seal intact. Very good; paper replacement in blank upper right corner and one closed tear on verso.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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Lot 58
Hill, Rowland (1744-1833) English preacher educated at Shrewsbury and Eton and at St. John's College. He was ordained curate of Kingston, Somerset, in 1773 but was refused priest's orders because of his itinerant preaching. He founded the Surrey Chapel. Group of 8 ALsS, total of 19pp, some written from London, Wotton, and Surrey Chapel, 1817, 1818, 1823, and n.d. Much religious content, some giving advice on questions posed to him. Condition ranges from good to very good. Very rare and important.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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$600
Lot 59
Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). IPS in black ink on the lower edge of the mount: "To G. M---- Johnson the Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover," 10" x 8", n.p., n.d. Fine; mount is creased at lower right corner. With two TLsS, 1p each, 10¾" x 7¼", 1933 and 1939, thanking two different men in Sewickley, Pennsylvania for their expressions of friendship, etc.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$180
Lot 60
(Illuminated Manuscript) Anglo-Norman Psalter, 1380. Original page (recto/verso), 7" x 5½",vellum. Twenty-one lines of text, in Latin, on each side. Twelve initial letters are gold (two of them two lines), and eleven are blue; a decorative gold and blue border in the left margin of each side runs the length of the text. Fine; light age toning. Matted to 16¾" x 13". Rare.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$460
Lot 61
(Illuminated Manuscript) English Book of Hours, 1350. Original leaf (recto/verso), 6¾" x 5", vellum. Two columns of 30 lines on each side, in Latin, with four two-line illunimated initial letters and several words in red. Fine; light age toning. Matted to 16¾" x 13". Noted on the mat is "Use of Sarum, Canterbury." The Sarum Rite is a Western Rite liturgical tradition which was one of the first to be published on the printing press during the early Reformation. The rite was commanded for the whole realm of Great Britain during the reign of Queen Mary and was the primary source text for the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Realized
$219



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