Election 2020 Catalogue


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61. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [French Revolution] LOUIS XVI (King of France, 1754-1793) [Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793)].
Document Signed, payment for the Queen's Stables

Signed document from the third son of Dauphin Louis, King of France from 1774 to 1792, husband of Marie Antoinette, deposed in September of 1792, tried for treason December 1792, found guilty, condemned to death and guillotined. 1 page, folio, Maison de La Reine [Paris], 6 December ["derniere mois"] 1789, addressed to the Administrator of the Royal Treasury, M. Marc Antoine Francois Marie Randon de la Tour, responsible for the expenditure of the household, ordering the "Administrateur de mon Tresor Royal" to pay Monsieur Joseph Duruey 5000 livres to furnish the payment for the rental of the Maison de Fleury for the "service of the [Queen's] stables ('Ecurie')." Signed "Bon / Louis" by the King himself and additionally signed in the King's name by a secretary.  9.5 x 11.4 inches [23.9 x 29 cm], nicely matted and framed with gray velvet surrounding a hand-colored period engraved portrait (Chez Le Blond, fils Cadot, Graveur - Avignon. Trimmed to size, nicks to edges and repaired tear evident along right edge. Unexamined out of the original Charles Hamilton frame, but otherwise in apparently fine condition. 16 x 32 inches [40 x 81 cm] overall.  Read More...

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62. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [French Revolution] Guillotin, Joseph. (1738–1814) .
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the French physician and politician whose name became synonymous with the ‘humane’ instrument of execution whose use he proposed to the government during the French Revolution. 1 page, signed "Guillotin." March 10, 1793 ["20 Ventôse, 4ieme an la Republique Française" French Revolutionary calendar]. Inscribed at the head "Liberté, Egalité - Section Fontaine de Grenelle," a letter penned in his capacity as Commissioner of the Fontaine de Grenelle section of Paris, charged with the clothing and armament of volunteers departing to join the Northern Army, a post he held from 1793. "I the undersigned, Member of the Commission...certify that the Citoyen Pierre d'Evesque [?] is part of the Requisition..."and adding further details, docketing also with his initials to the left margin. 6 x 8 inches [16 x 20.5 cm], nicely matted and framed with red velvet surrounding a hand-colored stipple engraved portrait and a hand-colored engraving of a Revolutionary guillotine scene. Unexamined out of the original Charles Hamilton frame, but in apparently fine condition with the writing clear and distinct throughout.  Read More...

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63. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [French Revolution] [Collot d'Herbois, Jean-Marie. (1749–1796)].
Portrait of Collot d'Herbois

Striking original portrait of the French actor, dramatist, essayist, and revolutionary. Oil on paper, ca. 1780. 12.5 x 16 inches (31.7 x 40.7 cm), framed in an antique wooden frame to an overall size of 17.5 x 19 inches. Unsigned, the subject identified in pencil on the reverse.   Read More...

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64. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [Nuremberg Trial] D'Addario, Ray. (1920–2011).
Signed Nuremberg Trial Photograph with Typed Letter Signed

Chilling large photograph of the defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, seated in two rows and guarded by American military police. Signed on the mount at the lower right by photographer Ray D'Addario. Together with a typed letter signed from D'Addario (1 p., November 14, 1990), sending a typed list of the defendants in seated order (also included.) Visible in the front row are (left to right): Hermann Goering, Rudolph Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht; and in the back row (left to right): Karl Doenitz, Erich Rader, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Franz von Papen, Arthur Syess-Inquart, Albert Speer, Constantin von Neurath, and Hans Fritzsche. Read More...

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65. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] Hugo, Victor. (1802–1885).
"Actes et paroles II: Pendant l'exil" - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SECRETARY

Paris: Calmann Lévy. 1880. Dixieme edition. Second volume in the Actes et paroles collection, subtitled Pendant l'exil,' ("During Exile"), inscribed on the half title by the author to his personal secretary Richard Lesclide.  8vo.  536 pp., half red leather with five raised bands over red marbled boards, original wrappers support backed and bound in with light chipping to edges, scattered foxing throughout, else in fine condition. Read More...

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Literature
Book

66. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [Queen Victoria. (1819 - 1901)] Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. (1792 - 1849).
Almanach de Gotha pour l'année 1837 - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE DOWAGER, QUEEN ADELAIDE TO QUEEN VICTORIA TWO WEEKS AFTER HER SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE

Gotha: Chez Justus Perthes. 1837. First Edition. Inscribed "To the Queen/from her grateful + affect[tionate] Adel[k?]chen / July 6. 1837." Publisher's red cloth gilt with the armorial crest of Ferdinand I of Austria. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (11 x 7.5 cm); vi, [48], 290, 92, [2] pp., with engraved portraits, pages edged in gilt. Light wear, overall fine. Read More...

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67. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [Royalty & Music] Farouk I of Egypt (1920 - 1965).
Ornamental Music folder from the Collection of King Farouk of Egypt

An ornamental music folder, boards covered in gold velvet, the front board decorated with four brass corner ornaments each inlaid with multi-color cloisonné, surrounding an elaborate and large central decoration in brass and detailed cloisonné with a raised image of a lyre at the center. 14.25 x 11.25x .5 inches. From the collection of King Farouk of Egypt, sold originally at the 1988 Oakland Galleries auction of the J.W. Menhall Estate, including items from the King Farouk Collection, and sold here with a copy of the sale catalogue in which the folder is illustrated. Read More...

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68. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] [Russia] Stalin, Joseph. (1878 - 1953).
Original Photograph with "His Boy Friends"

Vintage 10 x 8 inch news press photograph, ca. 1920. The verso with various stamps and the original press stub reading "Stalin, although generally regarded at the present moment as the leading light in the Soviet, is not averse to mixing with the 'Comrades' occasionally. Here he is in Moscow, in Center, dressed in a White Shirt, and smoking his pipe, posing with some of the 'Boy Friends' for his photograph!" Corners chipped, else fine.

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History & Historiography
Engraving of the Italian cleric and puritanical reformer, shown as a larger-than-life figure towering over Florence, with tiny citizens and a pyre in the foreground. At upper left: I. Deel. At upper right, partially scratched out: [Pag.?] 453. Light toning and a few large spots of foxing at the edges; overall very good. 6.75 x 11 inches (17.3 x 28.5 cm).  Read More...

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70. [Foreign History & Cautionary Tales] Savonarola, Girolamo. (1452–1498) [Robbia, Francesco della. (1477 - 1527) AFTER] .
Uniface Portrait Medal

Anonymous uniface portrait medal, facing left in monastic hood and gown, inscribed F · HIERONYMVS SAVONAROLA ORDINIS PRAEDICAT ("Friar Hieronymous Savonarola of the Order of Preachers").  3.3 inch (8 cm.) diameter. With a hanging loop welded to the reverse. Very fine. Read More...

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