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Vellum Quitclaim relating to the sale of “one cottage or tenement with one croft and four strips of arable plough land containing by estimation one acre with their appurtenances” in Blackfordby by Charles Gobbet to Robert Salesburye, tailor. With the names of witnesses

by LEICESTERSHIRE. Quitclaim for Blackfordby, 1573

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Blackfordby, 25 September “the fifteenth year of the reign of our lady Elizabeth...” [1573]. Vellum, 407 words in Latin, with a typed English translation, 4 x 15 inches, in good condition, with seal appended and enclosed in a paper wrapper. Blackfordby is a small village in the northwesternmost corner of Leicestershire about two miles to the northwest of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and two miles southeast of Swadlincote. Until recent years there were several 16th & 17th century thatched cottages in and around the village, but now only two remain. Translation from the Latin: To all the faithful Christian people to whom this present writing shall come Charles Gobbet of the city of London in the parish of Saint Tooles [St Olave Tooley Street] joiner greeting in the Lord everlasting with Robert Salesburye of Swepston [Swepstone] in the county of Leicestershire tailor have had and purchased of me the aforesaid Charles Gobbet one cottage or tenement with one croft and four strips of arable plough… Read more
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Venice. Signed by the Author on half-title, “Augustus J.C.Hare”

by HARE, Augustus J.C

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London, 1896. 4th edition. Map, 23 woodcuts. 268 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, in good condition, a few minor abrasions only. Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1834-1903), writer.
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View of the Whale Fishery, &c. in Greenland. Engraved for Millar's New, Complete & Universal System of Geography.

by GREENLAND

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[London: A. Hogg, c.1782.]. Original copper engraving, 11¼ x 7" within platemark. In good condition. Whales being harpooned by whaling parties form small boats launched from larger ships, in Arctic waters; polar bears on ice flows in foreground, and a walrus being shot. In distinctive decorative border, from George Henry Millar's 'The new and universal System of Geography, being a complete history and description of the whole world. ...' 1782. Thornton sculp.
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Visiting Card, inscribed and signed by Jules Ferry

by FERRY, Jules

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Postmarked Grasse, 28 November 1889. With the original autograph envelope, franked. Jules Francois Camille Ferry (1832-1893), French statesman, premier of France (1880-81, 1883-85), who pursued a vigorous colonial policy extending French possessions in Africa and Asia. He was assassinated by a madman with a revolver.
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Visiting Card, inscribed by Gouraud, unsigned

by GOURAUD, General Henri

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22 November 1934. With the original envelope, addressed to General Edmund Ironside, Army Headquarters, India. Henri Joseph Eugène Gouraud (November 17, 1867–September 16, 1946) was a French general, best known for his leadership of the French Fourth Army at the end of the First World War. In 1911, after attending the centre des Hautes études militaires in France, colonel Gouraud was stationed in Morocco, where he was promoted to général de brigade. He was placed in command of the Fez military region, and in 1914 in command of all French troops in western Morocco. As commander of the French forces committed in the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915 (Battle of Gallipoli) he lost his right arm. From July of 1917 until the end of the war he commanded the Fourth Army on the Western Front, where he gained distinction for his use of elastic defense during the Second Battle of the Marne. After the war, Gouraud served from 1919 to 1923 as representative of the French Government in… Read more
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