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CUT SIGNATURE of big game hunter and author of several books  PRINCE WILLIAM OF SWEDEN mounted with a newspaper portrait., Prince William of Sweden (1884-1965).Swedish prince. Big game hunter and author of several books under the nom de plume "Prins Wilhelm".
201 Prince William of Sweden (1884-1965).Swedish prince. Big game hunter and author of several books under the nom de plume "Prins Wilhelm". CUT SIGNATURE of big game hunter and author of several books PRINCE WILLIAM OF SWEDEN mounted with a newspaper portrait.
Buffalo, NY: February 15, 1927. 1927. Good Signed
- Signed "Prince William of Sweden" on a slip of paper which has been mounted on a gray autograph album page, 5-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, together with a portrait clipped from a newspaper. A cut-out coat of arms has been mounted to the right of the photo with a note by the previous owner penned below it. There is some light staining to the portrait and the cut signature probably from the glue used in the mounting. Good.

Prince William of Sweden was an internationally known big game hunter, a writer of books on travel and exploration, novels and plays, a poet and a contributor to American magazines. In 1927 he toured America lecturing about his African adventures. His autograph was evidently obtained on this tour as indicated by the note penned on the album page: "Feb. 15,1927 at Buffalo Consistory. "Hunting big game in Pygmy Land." 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE TO BOOKBINDER GEORGE SUTCLIFFE., Princess Marie-Louise. (1872-1956), Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Prince Albert of Anhalt.
202 Princess Marie-Louise. (1872-1956), Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Prince Albert of Anhalt. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRINCESS MARIE LOUISE TO BOOKBINDER GEORGE SUTCLIFFE.
London: December 30, 1925. 1925. Fine Signed
London: December 30, 1925.. 1925.. Fine. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 3 sides of 2 sheets of her black- bordered letterhead, 7 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, with a crown printed in black at the top. Signed "Marie Louise". Folded once for mailing. Together with the mailing envelope, which is also black-bordered with a black crown on the verso and which is addressed in Marie Louise's hand. Near fine.

Marie Louise thanks bookbinder George Sutcliffe for sending her a beautiful item, possibly a book he had bound for her dollls' house. Unfortunately we found the letter largely illegible. The black border on the letter and envelope is in recognition of the death in November 1925 of Queen Alexandra, wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein [1872-1956] was the daughter of Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1891 she married Prince Albert of Anhalt, but the marriage was later annulled. She subsequently devoted herself to various charitable works and was a patron of the arts. She was the author of "Letters from the Gold Coast" [1926] and an autobiography, "My Memories of Six Reigns" [1956]. She may be best known for her efforts in creating "Queen Mary's Dolls' House" which is now on display at Windsor Castle. The miniature books in the house's library were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 
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203 Quincy, Josiah Phillips DREAMS AS FACTORS IN HISTORY
Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1901. 1901. Fair 
Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1901.. 1901.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light green wrappers. The binding is chipped with several tears & small pieces out & with the edges of the wraps darkened. There is a large piece out of the top corner of the front wrap with several adjacent tears repaired with scotch tape. 10 pages. The page edges are chipped with creasing to their top edges & their corners bumped. There are horizontal creases to the wraps & pages where the pamphlet has been folded. Fair.

First separate edition.

Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, May, 1901.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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204 Ragozin, Zenaide A. A HISTORY OF THE WORLD: EARLY EGYPT.
New York: William Beverley Harison, 1900. 1900. Very good 
- Octavo, light grayish blue pictorial boards backed with a gray cloth spine, titled and illustrated in maroon and black on the front cover. The covers are soiled with slight wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. 95 pages, plus 6 pages of ads for charts and material offered for sale by the publisher. Illustrated with a folding map and numerous textual and full page illustrations. An early owner's name is penciled at the top of the front endpaper. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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205 Rahul, Ram THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF TIBET
(Delhi): Vikas Publications, 1969. 1969. Good 
(Delhi): Vikas Publications, 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is faded with light spotting to the front cover & some pencil scribbling to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped with its spine faded. x, [1] leaf & 160 pages. The book is partially cracked at page 1 & there are some pencil check marks on the contents page. Good.

First edition. There is a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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206 Rawlinson, George THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT by George Rawlinson with the Collaboration of Arthur Gilman
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. 1887. Good 
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - (The Story of the Nations series). Octavo, green & maroon cloth titled in maroon with vignettes in maroon, green & black on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly faded with a small stain. xxi & 408 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Black-and- white plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard & 2 folding maps, & black-and-white textual illustrations.The front hinge is cracked. There are small stains to the endpapers & rear pastedown with a small chip out of each. A corner of 1 of the folding maps & the top corners of the prelims are creased & the page edges are somewhat darkened. Good.

First Amerrican edition. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD

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207 Reid-Henry, Simon FIDEL AND CHE: A Revolutionary Friendship
New York: Walker & Company, (2009). (2009). 0802715737 / 9780802715739 Fine 
New York: Walker & Company, (2009).. (2009).. Fine. - Octavo, paper-covered boards in a dust wrapper. xii, [1] leaf & 431 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations. Near fine.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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208 Riggs, James Stevenson, D.D A HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE / During the Maccabean and Roman Periods (Including New Testament Times)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. 1900. Very good Signed
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900.. 1900.. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. xxi & 320 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with 4 plates, including a folding frontispiece chart in black & red, a 3 color maps, 1 of them folding, and with 3 genealogical tables & 1 full-page plan in black & white. The pastedowns & endpapers are darkened & there is occasional foxing. Very good.

First edition.

The Historical Series for Bible Students, Vol. IV.

The card of Edward E. Salisbury, inscribed to George Grant MacCurdy is mounted on the front pastedown. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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209 Rintala, Marvin. TWO COMPROMISES: VICTORIAN AND BISMARCKIAN. (Cover title).
(London: London School of Economics), 1968. 1968. Very good Signed
(London: London School of Economics), 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The wraps are slightly darkened along the spine. Pages 207-221. Very good.

Reprinted from Government and Opposition, A quarterly of comparative politics. Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1968.

Inscribed [but not signed] by the author above his printed name "A small expression of appreciation from".

Rintala contrasts the effects of the industrial revolution on the relative powers of the ruling class, the middle class and the new proletarian class in England and Germany. 
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210 Robertson, J. M GERMAN TRUTH AND A MATTER OF FACT. By the Right Honourable J. M. Robertson, M.P
London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1917. 1917. Very good 
London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1917.. 1917.. Very good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps with a vignette in black on the front wrap. The wraps are darkened & lightly bumped. 10 pages. The contents are very good.

One of a series of "Pamphlets on the War" published by T. Fisher Unwin. The author reports that the Mayor of Nuremberg has revealed as a lie a German claim of acts of aggression by the French, which were used as a pretext to declare war on France. He speculates that since the Mayor's revelation was published in a medical journal, it had escaped the notice of the German censors. 
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211 Robertson, Patrick THE BOOK OF FIRSTS
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., (1975). (1975). Very good 
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Small quarto, red cloth, in dw. 256 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good.

Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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JEANNE D'ARC, Heroine and Healer. Documentary Evidences., Roessler, Charles [Charles-Gustave].
212 Roessler, Charles [Charles-Gustave]. JEANNE D'ARC, Heroine and Healer. Documentary Evidences.
Paris: Charles Klincksieck / London: Dulau & Co./Williams & Norgate, 1910. 1910. Very good Signed
Paris: Charles Klincksieck / London: Dulau & Co./Williams & Norgate, 1910.. 1910.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is soiled, lightly bumped & a bit darkened with a few small, light stains to the wraps. There is some creasing to the edges of the wraps. [vii] & 128 pages. Illustrated with 4 plates with tissue guards, including a frontispiece. 1 of the plates is in color. Also with a few black-and-white textual illustrations. There is some foxing to the fore-edge & a few page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

From the library of A. F. Roessler. Laid in is an ALS in French from the author signed "G." [i.e. Gustave] written on a postcard and addressed to A.F. Roessler in London.

The recipient, Armandus Ferdinand Roessler, was born in the town of Havre in 1845. He was the author of a series of journals, illustrated with drawings in ink and pencil, which were written in the last half of the nineteenth century and briefly taken up again between 1901 and 1910. The journals proved to be a treasure trove of information on the history, archaeology and architecture of Havre. They were improbably retrieved from a London trash can and are now preserved in the Bibliotheque muncipale du Havre.

Also laid in are three copies of a two-page leaflet announcing the publication of the Charles Roessler's book.

Rare. 
Price: 175.00 USD

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213 Roland de la Platiere, Jean-Marie CORRESPONDANCE DU MINISTRE DE L'INTERIEUR, ROLAND, AVEC LE GENERAL LAFAYETTE
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social,...l'An Quatrieme de la Liberte, (i.e. 1792). (i.e. 1792). Very good 
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social,...l'An Quatrieme de la Liberte, (i.e. 1792).. (i.e. 1792).. Very good. - 8vo, plain stitched paper wraps (soiled & slightly chipped; tiny tears at head & tail of spine; inner edges of endpapers partially glued to wraps); titled in ink in an early hand on the front wrap. 22pp. Very good.

Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere (1734-93). French revolutionary. Attacked Robespierre and Danton; tried to save the life of Louis XVI. He committed suicide upon learning of the execution of his wife.

The pamphlet regards disparaging remarks made by officers to Roland about the French army. LaFayette's 2-page defense of his troops is published on pages 14-15. 
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214 Roland. [Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere, (1734-1793)] LETTRE ECRITE AU ROI, PAR LE MINISTRE DE L'INTERIEUR. Le 10 Juin 1792. L'An Quatrieme de la Liberte
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792. 1792. Very good 
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792.. 1792.. Very good. "Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!" - 12mo, unbound leaves laid into plain creamy-yellow wraps (soiled, with tiny chip at top of front wraps; crease & tear to top corner of rear wrap); titled in holograph on front cover. 14 & [i]pp. Fine in good wraps.

A famous letter from the Girondin interior minister, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere (1734-1793), addressed to King Louis XVI. It is an impassioned appeal for the King to cooperate with the National Assembly. The letter was drafted by Roland's wife, Jeanne-Marie Philipon Roland de la Platiere (1754-1793), known commonly as Mme Roland. Her salon in Paris was a meeting place for the Girondins, and from it she directed her husband's activities. As a result of this June 10, 1792 letter, Roland--together with most of the other Girondin ministers--was dismissed from the Cabinet (June 13) by Louis XVI. Roland's June 13 statement to the Assembly is appended to the end of this pamphlet. Mme Roland was arrested during the Jacobin insurrection in 1793, and was guillotined November 8th. Her famous last words were: "Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!".

Rare. [RLIN locates only 3 copies]. 
Price: 375.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY WHIG AND LIBERAL POLITICIAN AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER JOHN RUSSELL, 1ST EARL RUSSELL., Russell, John, 1st Earl Russell. (1792-1878). Leading Whig and Liberal politician who twice served as British Prime Minister (1846-1852 and 1865-66).
215 Russell, John, 1st Earl Russell. (1792-1878). Leading Whig and Liberal politician who twice served as British Prime Minister (1846-1852 and 1865-66). AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY WHIG AND LIBERAL POLITICIAN AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER JOHN RUSSELL, 1ST EARL RUSSELL.
Richmond Park, London: Dec 27, 1867. 1867. Very good Signed
Richmond Park, London: Dec 27, 1867.. 1867.. Very good. - A few words are penned in black ink on a black-bordered, 5 inch high by 4-5/8 inch wide sheet of letterhead with his address printed at the top. Signed "Russell". The black border along the bottom edge, and possibly the lower section of the letterhead, has been excised. Folded once for mailing. Very good.

Russell sends New Year's wishes to a correspondent.

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell [1792-1878] was a leading Whig and Liberal politician. He battled tirelessly in Parliament for the expansion of civil liberties. He succeeded in leading his Whig Party to support reform, and he was the main architect of the great Reform Act of 1832. As Prime Minister, he was less successful. He took much of the blame for the government's failures in dealing with the Irish famine. His first term from 1846 to 1852 brought about the end of the Whig Party, which never formed a government again, and his second, from 1865-1866, was nearly the ruin of the Liberal Party. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TWICE BY THE NATURALIST JOHN RUSSELL, 6TH DUKE OF BEDFORD., Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford. (1766-1839). Politician and naturalist.
216 Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford. (1766-1839). Politician and naturalist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TWICE BY THE NATURALIST JOHN RUSSELL, 6TH DUKE OF BEDFORD.
[London]: July 30, 1838. 1838. Good Signed
- Approximately 45 words penned in black ink on the first side of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 9-1/8 inches high by 8 inches wide. Written from Belgrave Square in London, the letter is signed "Bedford". There is some light staining to the letter. 3 of its 4 corners are creased and its right side is darkened. Folded 4 times for mailing with 2 additional light horizontal creases. On the 4th side is the recipient's address with Bedford's free frank and a seal. There is a piece out of the 4th side. Good.

The Duke is writing to Mr. Thomas Boys, a seller of prints and "Printseller to His Majesty", whose business was located at 11 Golden Square, London. The letter suggests that the Duke may have been looking to buy an artwork from him. He regrets that he had no time during his brief stay in London to call on Boys at his home and hopes that he will be able to see "David Wilkie's original drawing" on his next visit.

Under the name Lord John Russell, Bedford entered the House of Commons as one of the members for Tavistock, Devon. He succeeded to the dukedom in 1802 on the death of his elder brother. In 1830 he rebuilt Covent Garden market at a cost of 40,000 pounds. He was one of the first vice-presidents of the newly founded Agriculture Society and was also an enthusiastic naturalist, publishing several books and catalogs related to trees and plants at his country house at Woburn. From 1813 to 1815 he was in Italy and acquired a notable collection of paintings and statuary which were housed at Woburn. 
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217 Sadat, Jehan A WOMAN OF EGYPT
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1987). (1987). Fine 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1987).. (1987).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. There is a crease to the front fold of the dust jacket. 478 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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218 Samayoa Chinchilla, Carlos. EL QUETZAL NO ES ROJO.
Guatemala: (printed by Arana Hermanos), 1956. 1956. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers with a vignette of a quetzal bird in green on the front cover. The binding is lightly soiled with the spine & extremities darkened. The head of the spine is slightly frayed & the corners of the wraps are lightly creased. 268 & [1] pages. The top edges of a number of pages are roughed and/or chipped where they have been opened. The stamp of the "Secretaria de Informacion Presidencia de la Republica" appears on the front cover & the front endpaper. Good.

Though not so identified, the book is from the library of Mario Rosenthal with his markings in the text. Rosenthal is the author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy" [Twayne Publishers, 1962].

The text is in Spanish. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION BY LEADING ABOLITIONIST THOMAS SCALES OF AN ESSAY, "NEGRO SLAVERY", WHICH HE WROTE PRIOR TO BRITISH ABOLITION [1838]. Presented to the abolitionist Francis Barker of Pontefract., Scales, Thomas. (1786-1860). Leading Brtish abolitionist.
219 Scales, Thomas. (1786-1860). Leading Brtish abolitionist. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION BY LEADING ABOLITIONIST THOMAS SCALES OF AN ESSAY, "NEGRO SLAVERY", WHICH HE WROTE PRIOR TO BRITISH ABOLITION [1838]. Presented to the abolitionist Francis Barker of Pontefract.
Leeds, U.K.: February 16th, 1842. 1842. Very good Signed
Leeds, U.K.: February 16th, 1842.. 1842.. Very good. - A closely written letter penned in black ink on 1-1/2 sides of an 8-1/2 inch high by 6-3/4 inch wide sheet of cream colored paper. Signed "Thomas Scales". The bottom corners of the sheet are lightly chipped. Very good.

An eloquent and impassioned piece of writing headed "Negro Slavery -- Written before its Abolition by the British Nation." Scales begins: "I would not underrate the sorrows & sufferings of my neighbours & countrymen; I would not make light of the distress which the nation feels; -- but he must form a strange estimate of the character & attributes of human wretchedness, who thinks & says that the ills of poverty & sickness in a country like ours bear any even ordinary proportion in wretchedness & degradation to the woes & miseries of a state of bondage; -- and as strange an estimate of human happiness, who should prefer, even the most favored condition of the Colonial Slave, to the most afflicted & suffering condition of the British Freeman. Indeed he must throw out of this calculation everything that belongs to the moral dignity of man, everything connected with his rational nature, this immortal destiny, & consider him merely as the animal, before he can come to any such conclusion...." In signing off, Scales refers to the pleasures and privileges of his association with Francis Barker of Pontefract [to whom he is presenting the essay] in pursuing the cause of abolition.

Thomas Scales [1786-1860] was a leading British abolitionist. He was the first minister of Queen Street Chapel in Leeds, which became the largest Independent Chapel in the north of England at the time. He was a founder of the Silcoates School for the education of sons of Independent ministers and missionaries. He was one of four men chosen to present petitions to Queen Victoria on behalf of the enslaved people in her empire. 
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220 Schneider, Isidor; editor THE ENLIGHTENMENT: The Culture of the Eighteenth Century
New York: George Braziller, (1965). (1965). Very good 
New York: George Braziller, (1965).. (1965).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed light blue boards. The spine is slightly sunned with the titling partly faded. 384 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition.

The century's history and culture explored through the writings of authors, philosophers, scientists and politicians of the time. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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