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stating "We, the Inquisitors against heretical depravity and apostasy in these kingdoms and provinces of Peru, Tucuman, Paraguay and Chile, who reside in this most noble and most loyal city of Los Reyes, by apostolic authority etc. command you, the Licentiate Juan de Robles, priest, Receiver General of this Holy Office, that from whatever property and finances which there… Read more
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showing the Duchess with her eldest child Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet (1890-1994, she married Captain Michael Erskine-Wemyss) standing at her knee, the Duchess is wearing a fine velvet dress and the baby a white lace dress and hat, In 1889, she persuaded the duke to use a large portion of his horseracing winnings to build almshouses… Read more
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For Fabian Chancy" and dated, together with some related ephemera, 1 volume paperback 8vo., 25th January On 25th November 1981, Pope John Paul II, upon the retirement of Franjo Šeper, named Ratzinger as the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the "Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office", the historical… Read more
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to Dr R. L. POOLE (1857–1939, Historian, Keeper of the Archives at Oxford University), together with the original autograph envelope and inscribed wrapper, 4" x 2½", no place,
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headed "Print the Head at length", starting "1st then, let me enlarge etc - Heaven, & ye Heaven of Heavens are his, with all their Hosts, Thrones & Dominions, Principalities & Powers, all the happy beings, that sit at ye Fountain-Head of Felicity, were produced by his Power, & are supplied with Blessings from his Hand, are filled with… Read more
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showing a Maori Chief wearing feathers in his hair and holding a club, inscribed underneath in pencil "Wi Paora, Tauranga", 4" x 2½", Auckland, no date but circa The Auckland War Memorial Museum very kindly looked at this photo and gave this opinion - "Wiremu Paora was likely from the Ngai Te Rangi tribe of Tauranga, New… Read more
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(Ralph David, 1864-1948, American born Journalist and Writer under the pen-name R.D.B.) congratulating him on "the occasion of the 25th Birthday of the 'Daily Express', knowing that the period which this marks and the success achieved represents twenty-five years hard work on your part, and others responsible for the production of the paper. I admire the Express… Read more
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showing "Mrs Despard and her friends leaving No. 10 ...", 10" x 8", no place, no date, circa Charlotte Despard (née French) was an Anglo-Irish suffragist, socialist, pacifist, Sinn Féin activist, and novelist. She was a founding member of the Women's Freedom League, Women's Peace Crusade, and the Irish Women's Franchise League, and an activist in a… Read more
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under the image which shows him full face wearing his cloak and with his cross around his neck, 5½" x 3½", no place (Vatican), no date Benedict XV's pontificate was dominated by World War I, which he called "the suicide of Europe", and its turbulent aftermath. Benedict's first encyclical extended a heartfelt plea for an end to… Read more
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on a card, 5" x 3", Cambridge, 29th September Hackenschmidt is recognized as professional wrestling's first world heavyweight champion. He started his professional career in Reval in the Governorate of Estonia but lived most of his life in London, where he gained the nickname of "The Russian Lion". He is believed to be the… Read more
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thanking him for his kind invitation "to be your Guest on the occasion of your Annual Dinner at the Windsor Hotel ... I am afraid it is more than likely that I shall have to be in the States at that time, although the final details have, as yet, to be completed. Consequently I am afraid that I… Read more
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showing him head and shoulders in profile, in an oval, 4" x 2½", no place, no date, circa
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Fine Chromolithograph unused Menu Card illustrated with a Russian Soldier

by LIEBIG RUSSIAN MENU CARD

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pointing his rifle, with a vignette at the head of the Armoured Cruiser General Admiral, and the Russian Imperial Eagle in a gilt shield at the top, with the printed advert on the verso for Liebig's Beef Tea, 8" x 5½", no place but Russia printed under the soldier, no date but circa The General-Admiral was the… Read more
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Mint example of the special envelope produced by the Post Office

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and sold by them at post offices throughout the country and at the special exhibition in Kensington on 2 July 1890 to celebrate 50 years of the Uniform Penny Post. The envelopes were prepaid one penny, the standard inland postage rate in 1890 and came with a special insert card for writing a message. The envelopes cost one shilling… Read more
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Fine Menu printed in Gold and Red

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for the lunch for a "Morning Fete given by the Directors & Shareholders of the Crystal Palace Company to the Representatives of Foreign Governments and other Distinguished Guests", the magnificent banquet includes fine fish courses with Turbot and Sole, followed by every sort of meat dish and lobsters, garnished with truffles and other luxuries, followed by a huge selection… Read more
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apologising that he will be "away at Oxford next week end. I could be back in time for luncheon on Monday if that is any use, but I expect you'll be away by then? Please let me know ... God bless you ...", 2 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Mells, 10th October
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showing him with his wife Marva leaving New York in the Queen Mary, captioned "Joe Louis with a party of six and a £4,000 car, arrives here on Tuesday to take on all-comers and give an exhibition of boxing in London ...", 4" x 4", no place, no date but February The couple married in 1935 and… Read more
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thanking him for his "kind but unhappy letter. I am so sorry to hear what happened to your belongings, and hope that replacing them will not be to difficult ..." sending two photos, 1 side A4, Stirling Moss Ltd headed paper, 46 Shepherd Street, London, 30th November
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Yours sincerely, Joyce Gardner, Seven Times Champion"n showing her half length seated in front of her trophies holding her cue, 6½" x 5", no place, no date, circa She was born in Gloucester where her parents ran the Glevum Billiard hall. Joyce didn't take up billiards until the family moved to London where her father… Read more
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Elaborate Memorial Card (Mary, 1793-1868)

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in black and white with raised trees surrounding a memorial with a church in the background and a woman kneeling at the graveside, 6" x 4½" in mount 8" x 6½", no place,
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