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Rome [?1816]. Printed verses 7 x 5 inches, on two sides of one sheet, worn, one horizontal tear, but complete. Verses commemorating the Bombardment of Algiers (27 August 1816), a campaign to end the slavery practices of Omar Agha, the Dey of Algiers. We note that an example of this scarce printing is held by the British Library.

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November 1679. Partly printed, with manuscript insertions. 10 x 9 inches, folds, in good condition. The autograph of the seventeenth century dramatist, Sir Robert Howard (1626-98), author, privy councillor, and patron of Dryden. Sir John Ernle (1620–1697), Chancellor of the Exchequer. Thomas Osborne, Earl of Granby, later Duke of Leeds (1632-1712) became Lord High Treasurer to Charles II in 1674.

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17 June 1835. Vellum Indenture, 3 large sheets, folded, internally fine and clean, outer title dust soiled. General Sir Jasper Nicolls (1778-1849) fought at Corunna in Major-General Rowland Hill’s brigade. Saw further service in India as quartermaster-general. Received K.C.B. for his services at Bhurtpore (1825). Commander-in-Chief at Madras 1838, transferred to Bengal 1839.

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23 December 1878. Large Vellum Indenture, folded, in good clean condition, signed by John Wotherspoon as Master, with a fair example of the Leathersellers seal in red wax beneath.

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Dated in another hand, 10 October 1805. Fragment only, 2 x 8 inches, in good condition. Abraham Newland (1730–1807), banking official. He became chief cashier of the Bank of England in 1782. His signature on Bank of England notes became so familiar that they were known as Abraham Newlands.

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1866. In German, untranslated. 1 page 8½ x 5½ inches, in good condition. Isabella Braun (1815-1886), German writer for the young.

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12 September 1759. In French. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches, in good condition. Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet de Belle-Isle (1684-1761), Marshal of France, a major figure in the War of the Austrian Succession. At the head of 40,000 French troops he crossed the Rhine in August 1741 to take control of Upper Austria. But later Belle-Isle found himself besieged in Prague, surrounded by an army of 60,000 Austrians. He managed to extricate his army of 15,000 men by leading them for ten days across treacherous defiles of ice and snow; 1200 died on the march from cold, and another 500 later from the effects of this march. King Louis XV made him Secretary of State for War in 1758, a position Belle-Isle would hold until his death in 1761.

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Paris, 23 Pluviose an 6 [11 February 1798]. A very good one page example, 9 x 7 inches, printed heading. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince of Benevento (1754-1838), statesman, returned to France from America in September 1796. He became Foreign Minister in 1797. General Hedouville was serving in San Domingo in 1798.

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Horse Guards, 28 November 1809. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, in good condition. Major-General Sir Henry Torrens (1779-1828), colonel of the 2nd (Queen’s) Foot, adjutant general of the forces, fought in the West Indies in the 1790s, Holland (1799), South America (1807), Portugal (1808). As military secretary to the commander in chief, Torrens made a complete revision of the Regulations for the Exercise and Field Movements of the Infantry of the Army.

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Grand Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, 1907. In German. A good one page example, 9 x 5½ inches. Eugen (originally Eugène) Francis Charles d'Albert (11864 – 1932) was a Scottish-born German pianist and composer. He emigrated to Germany, where he studied with Franz Liszt and began a career as a concert pianist. While pursuing his career as a pianist, d'Albert focused increasingly on composing, producing 21 operas and a considerable output of piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works. His most successful opera was Tiefland, which premiered in Prague in 1903.

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Berkeley Square, 21 May 1827. 2 pp. 8½ x 7 inches, in good condition, integral blank leaf (traces of mounting). Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780 –1863), statesman. In a ministerial career spanning nearly half a century he notably served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer and was three times Lord President of the Council.

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New York, 12 May 1857. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches. George Bancroft (1800-1891), American historian and diplomat.

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Aberdeen, 25 August 1794. 2¼ pages, 9 x 7 inches, address panel, some paper repairs, light dust soiling. “I have published proposals for a treatise on Navigation, and another on Astronomy, at the end of a work by me upon the Longitude published last year, of which it is probably you may take a part. The Navigation will be about the same size as the treatise on the Longitude ...” Andrew Mackay (1760–1809), Scottish mathematician, known as a teacher of navigation. Mackay contributed to the theory of navigation, and was a calculator of mathematical tables. His works include The Theory and Practice of finding the Longitude at Sea or on Land: to which are added various Methods of Determining the Latitude of a Place by Variation of the Compass: with new Tables, published by subscription, 1793, 2 vols.; 2nd edit., with author's portrait, 1801; 3rd edit. 1810. In this work is given an account of a new method of finding the longitude and latitude of a ship at sea, together with the apparent ... Read more

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Orderly Room, Grenadier Guards, 9 August 1852. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, fine. Studholme Brownrigg commanded a battalion of the Grenadier Guards in the Crimea. There is a famous photograph by Robert Fenton showing Brownrigg with two Russian youths, probably drummer boys, who were captured in battle. Studholme Brownrigg later reached the rank of general. He was present at the Battles of Alma and Inkermand, and at the Siege of Sebastopol.

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Ambasciata D’Italia, 20 Grosvenor Square, London, 13 July 1928. 1 page 10 x 8 inches, folds, filing hole, in good condition. Antonio Chiaramonte Bordonaro (1877-1932), Italian Ambassador in London.

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Bhopal Agency, Sehore, 29 November 1858. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, one filing hole, fine. Sehore had played a significant part in the Indian Mutiny, and was briefly free of British rule, but the mutiny was crushed there by Sir Hugh Rose with many reprisals.

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204 Marylebone Road, 9 March 1874. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, minor thin in upper margin, otherwise good. George Henry Bachhoffner (1810-1879), inventor (inventions connected with the electric telegraph, gas stoves, oil lamps) and one of the founders of the London Polytechnic Institution.

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Probably Flanders [docketed 25 April 1712]. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, in good clean condition, four wormholes. Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford, seventh Duke of Somerset (1684-1750), was a He was a distinguished soldier, serving as a volunteer at Oudenarde in 1708, aide de camp to Marlborough at Malplaquet in 1709, and colonel of the fifteenth regiment of foot from 23 October of that year. He saw active service in this capacity during the campaigns of 1710, 1711, and 1712. He was governor of Minorca, September 1737–March 1742; governor of Guernsey, March 1742 until his death; and colonel of the Horse Guards regiment from 1740 until his death, with a brief interval in early 1742 when he lost the regiment on the fall of Walpole. Hertford was also president of the Society of Antiquaries from 1724 to 1749. Horace Walpole thought him ‘as good a man as lives’ (Walpole, Corr., 18.522). Ormond was in Flanders at this time, having been appointed colonel of the first troop of foot guards, andcommander-in-c ... Read more

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Undated. 1 page 8 x 7 inches, old marginal repairs, minor defects. Captain the Hon. Charles Napier (1730-1807), father of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. Napier became Lieutenant in 1754, Master and Commander (1758), Post-Captain (1762).

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