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NAPLES, THE ROYAL COURIER
ABBAMONTI (or Abamonte, Giuseppe, 1759-1819, Italian Lawyer and Minister)

Printed Route Schedule, from  Naples to Bari  and back, of the Neapolitan Royal Courier Service, with the times allowed between the 15 staging points, (between 1½ and 4 hours), and spaces for the times of arrival and departure to be inserted by the postmaster, made out for royal courier Commendatore Ferdinando Guidelli and signed 'Cav. Abamonte', almost every entry has been completed, often 'subito', meaning the post hardly stopped, also in manuscript a continuation from Bari to Lecce and back, in the blank portions of sides 2 and 4 are lists of similar entries, acknowledging the receipt or loading of a 'pacco' (package) or a 'valigia' (trunk), some of them at points between the printed stages, neatly printed on stout paper with the woodcut Royal Arms (for Joachim Murat) at the head, 4 sides 14" x 10¼", issued 5th September 1812, returning to Naples 11th September a little worn at folds but still legible there, a few small defects affecting one hand written note and one printed placename (easily supplied)

Item Date:  1812
Stock No:  54552      £325

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ABBOTT (Sir Frederick, 1805-1892, Major General Royal Engineers)

Part Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Tuke, saying "... one of the Hundred-and-fifty candidates for ... Sandhurst", with a P.S. beginning on the recto, "Your brother cadet Augustus Abbott is adjutant to a regiment on the Eastern Frontier of Bengal", appointed by Lord Napier "as a reward for good service as acting adjt. after a personal inspection ... so we hope he will do well", 2 sides 8vo., no place, no date, c. remains of laying down by corners of verso

Item Date:  1870
Stock No:  16654      £30

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THE WAR OF 1898
ADAMS (Herbert Baxter, 1850-1901, first Professor of History at Johns Hopkins)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Ashworth', thanking him for Gladstone's 'Academic Sketch', and sending his photograph and his 'Public Speaking', with "some newspaper cuttings which will show you how the Spanish fleet was smashed in a running race. I was told, before the war, by a naval officer that we had the guns and the gunners. Schley & Dewey did up the Dons in quick time didn't they? The Army has been horribly mismanaged by the Government, but the soldiers got Santiago all the same. The fever is catching our poor fellows now ... it is a good move to pack off the Spanish army in their own merchantmen to Spain ... better than ... any invasion or further shelling of towns", 4 sides 8vo., Amherst, Mass., 30th July

Item Date:  1898
Stock No:  16743      £175

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ADAMS (Joshua, Temporary Surgeon to the East India Company at Allahabad)

Invoice to "The Honourable Company", signed, in respect of "My Salary as Superintendent of Vaccine Inocualation [sic] for ... May 1823", amounting to 260 "Calcutta Sicca Rupees", 1 side 7¾" x 8" ruled in red, Allahabad, 1st June small edge tears without loss

Item Date:  1823
Stock No:  24303      £55

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AGNES (Sister, Founder of the King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers)

Autograph Note Signed saying "The tulips are perfect - I love them. Thank you my friend", 1 side 8vo., King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers, 17 Grosvenor Crescent, S.W.1., no date, c. short tears at top and bottom without loss

Item Date:  1910
Stock No:  14664      £35

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