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CHARLES I (1600-1649, King of Great Britain) and Sir Edward NICHOLAS (English politician and later Secretary of State to both Charles I and Charles II, 1593-1669)

Fine Autograph Note Signed "Your friend Charles R" asking "Nicolas, deliver these two letters with diligence, especially that to my Lord Keeper, So I rest ...", with autograph note on the verso "for your selfe", with a short endorsement by Nicholas in the adjacent panel, giving date and place of receipt "17th Aug 1641, P. 2/2. His Mats letr to me from Edinburg", inscribed by the King, "Eden, 17 August 1641" together with an Autograph Letter Signed by Sir Henry ELLIS(1777-1869, Librarian and Antiquarian) to Sir Henry HALFORD (1766-1844, President of the Royal College of Physicians, Physician Extraordinary to George III) sending him the letter "Lady Ellis desires I will lose no time in begging your acceptance of the short Letter of King Charles I to Secretary Nicholas, which I enclose. It was presented to me by Mr Bray the editor of Evelyn's Memoirs. I should like to show you a ruined Portrait which I have of Charles I. It consists of one of the three Heads of the Picture which Vandyke painted for the use of Bernini. What remains is good, and it has the Vandyke brown in it. Several persons who know more of the matter than I do consider it to have been originally one of the copies of that famous picture, made in Vadyke's house, and with his own colours ...", 1 side 4to., with original autograph envelope front with seal, British Museum, 20th January 1837, the two letters bound into a 20th century quarter red morocco binding, over marbled boards, 4to., with gilt lettering to spine King Charles I,

Item Date:  1641
Stock No:  40705      £3750

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CONRAD (Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, 1852-1925, Chief of Staff for the Austria-Hungarian Army at the outbreak of World War I, Field Marshall), Karl KRITEK (1861-1928, Generaloberst of the Austro-Hungarian armed forces in World War I)

Group Postcard photo signed by four of the sitters including Conrad and Kritek, showing the group of Generals seated and standing wearing their outdoor uniforms and hats, one of the signatures is on the verso next to the key, 5½" x 3½", no place, postmarked Vienna 23rd July

Item Date:  1918
Stock No:  39821      £225

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CURZON (George, Marquis, 1859-1925, Viceroy of India and Foreign Minister)

Fine Autograph Letter signed to "My dear HUTTON" (The Very Reverend William Holden, 1860-1930, Historian and Dean of Winchester from 1919), replying to a request and begging him "to spare me. I have never been cured from my phlebitis & when May comes I am to go for a course at French baths ..." continuing that public meetings are "a great trial to me & I invariably suffer afterwards. All my work at Lausanne was done sitting down. By all means ask the French Ambassador. Why you should have a statue of Joan of Arc at Winchester I do not quite see. But it seems the popular thing nowadays to commemorate those who fought against us ...", 4 sides 8vo.,with original autograph envelope, 1 Carlton House Terrace, 3rd March

Item Date:  1923
Stock No:  40772      £225

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