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Ghent, Wednesday one a Clock in the afternoon, undated [c.1709-12]. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, lower edge ragged, minor tears, lightly toned. Sabine reports which regiments are in the town, and asserts “that I am not in the least apprehensive of their surprising the Castle, or shall it be in their Power, The Magistracy and Burghers hate the very Name of a Hollander and are entirely enclin’d for us.” General Joseph Sabine (1661-1739) fought at the Siege of Namur in 1695. He subsequently served in Flanders throughout the War of Spanish Succession, commanding his Regiment at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, at the Battle of Oudenarde in 1708 and then at the Siege of Lille later that year. He was given command of the Citadel at Ghent where he had to put down a mutiny in 1712. Then in 1716 he commanded a Brigade sent to confront the Pretender's Army at Perth. Later that year he became Commander of the British Army throughout Scotland.

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Cayenne, French Guiana, 17 June 1837. 11 x 7 inches, one small hole, occasional light stains only. Cayenne, a seaport and the capital of French Guiana, became a penal settlement for politicial offenders.

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HMS Ocean, Hiogo [Japan], 24 March 1868. 1 page 13 x 8 inches, folds, light stains. Captain Chandos Scudamore Stanhope (1823-1871), Royal Navy, received a Royal Humane Society Silver Medal in 1851 for a life-saving rescue of a seaman. Soon after his death a group of his friends formed a memorial in his honour and raised a large sum of money, to provide a fund for the award of the gold “Stanhope Medal”, to be awarded by the Royal Humane Society for gallantry. Stanhope served on the HMS Warspite 50-gun ship with captains Sir John Hay and Sir Provo William Parry Wallis. These ships served the North America, West Indies, and Mediterranean ports. He was appointed in December 1846 to the HMS Queen 110-gun ship of Sir John West at Devonport. Stanhope later served from August 1847 in the Pacific on the HMS Asia 84-gun ship commanded by Rear-Admiral Phipps Hornby.[4] Stanhope became a Captain in October 1858. He commanded the ship HMS Ocean from Rio de Janeiro to Singapore in 1867. He died of smallpox at Ma ... Read more

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Postmarked 27 November 1936. Pictorial card 5 x 4 inches, fine, with the original envelope, franked with Greek stamps, addressed to the Marchioness of Bute at Cardiff Castle, royal monogram handstamp. George II (1890 – 1947) reigned as King of Greece from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947.

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Vienna and Paris, 1897-1907. 10 pp. in good condition, with a long news cutting from Le Figaro about the Marquis de Reverseaux. Frederic Guéau, Marquis de Reverseaux de Rouvray (1845-1916), French ambassador in Vienna (1897-1907), and formerly in Tangier, Russia, Egypt and Spain.

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Undated, mostly 1850s. From papers retained by the James family. 6 different Circulars and Patent announcements, with a collection of offprints, folds, minor blemishes only, generally in good condition. William Henry James (1796–1873) assisted his father in his survey of the Liverpool and Manchester railway. He subsequently commenced business as an engineer in Birmingham, where he made experiments upon steam locomotion on common roads. He took out patents for locomotives, steam-engines, boilers, railway carriages, diving apparatus, &c., and he is commonly stated to have anticipated Stephenson in the application of the tubular boiler to locomotives, but this is an error, James's boiler being what is known as a ‘water-tube’ boiler. This interesting group comprises: A New Practical Telegraph; Certain Improvements in Steam Engines (2); A New System of Transit for Passengers and Goods; Improvements in Heating and Refrigerating; Universal Peace throughout the World ...a New Peace-inducing S ... Read more

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London, February & August 1884. Original report, not a reprint. Printed Parliamentary Report. 2 vols. 94 pp. & 60 pp. 8vo. A fine set in the original blue printed wrappers. Part I contains a full report by Consul Robertson at Kanagawa in 1882 to Sir Harry Parkes, and the lengthy Report (50 pp.) by Mr. Gubbins on Taxation and Land Tenure in Japan. Part II contains the 1883 reports, with detailed trading returns, from the consuls at Hiogo, Osaka, Hakodate and Kanagawa.

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Undated. 4½ x 4½ inches. Probably Count Alexander Pisani (1802-1886), who, as dragoman, was attached to the British Embassy in Constantinople for 60 years, including the Crimean War.

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Houses of Parliament, London, 1866. Printed. 230 pp. folio. Disbound. In fine condition.

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28 April 1900. In French. 3 x 4 inches, light creases only. Ernest Denis (1849 –1921), French historian. Denis became known as a specialist of Germany and Bohemia, and played a major role in the establishment of the Czechoslovak state in 1918. Along with Louis Léger, he is considered to be one of the most highly regarded 20th-century historians of the Slav world in France. Upon his death, the Czechoslovak state bought his residence in Paris in order to create an institute for Slavic studies.

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Harrison and Sons, London [1865]. 119, 33, 38 pp. in one volume, disbound. In good condition. Letters between the British representatives in Monte Video etc. and the Admiralty and the Foreign Office, with translations of letters emanating from Buenos Ayres, regarding hostilities, diplomatic efforts, foreign vessels in the River Plate, and much else.

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Chateau De Balincourt, France, 16 September 1934. 4 x 5 inches, in good condition. Basil Zaharoff (1849-1936), Greek arms dealer and industrialist. One of the richest men in the world during his lifetime, Zaharoff was described as a "merchant of death" and "mystery man of Europe".

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Undated. 2 pp. 5 x 4 inches, decorated and perforated borders, integral blank leaf, in good condition. Victoria Mary Louisa, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), mother of Queen Victoria.

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Villa Congreve, San Remo, 5 December 1870. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches, legible and in good condition. The Rev. Brooke Lambert (1834-1901), social and educational reformer.

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1824-1869, most 1830s to 1840s. 16 letters, some dust soiling and stains, filing holes, generally good. “Mrs. Blane requests Mr. Wilson will send ten yards of the dimity like the pattern & One Piece of Shirting Calico for Boys Shirts. The parcel to be directed to Mrs. Blane, Winkfield Park, by the Windsor Coach to be left at the Coach office till called for. Winkfield Park, 11 December [1824].”

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