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A BRIGHT COLOR PORTRAIT OF THE FRENCH STATESMAN WHO LED THE NATION IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, SIGNED BY GEORGES CLEMENCEAU., Clemenceau, Georges (1841-1929). French Prime Minister before and after the war who led the nation in the First World War and was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles.
81 Clemenceau, Georges (1841-1929). French Prime Minister before and after the war who led the nation in the First World War and was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles. A BRIGHT COLOR PORTRAIT OF THE FRENCH STATESMAN WHO LED THE NATION IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, SIGNED BY GEORGES CLEMENCEAU.
Paris, November, 1929. 1929. Fair Signed
Paris, November, 1929.. 1929.. Fair. - A 7-1/2 inch high by 4-7/8 inch wide color portrait of Georges Clemenceau mounted into an 11 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide mat. The portrait depicts the French Prime Minister from the shoulders up, a period hat above his heavy white eyebrows and mustache. Signed "Clemenceau" in ink on the mat below the image. The portrait, mounted with glue from the verso, is scratched, heavily creased, and subsequently waxed to protect it. The crude mat's backing is stained and the keyhole mat itself is cracked at the bottom and top edges.

An autograph letter accompanying the signed portrait attests that Clemenceau signed the portrait on his deathbed. The letter, dated November 29, 1929, reads as follows: "Monsieur, Monsieur Clemenceau ayant signe cette photographie que vous lui avez envoyee la veille de sa mort, je me fais le devoir de vous l'envoyer. Bien respectueusement...." Clemenceau died 5 days earlier, on November 24th. This letter has been folded for mailing.

The leader of the Radical Party, Georges Clemenceau played a central role during France's Third Republic, serving as it's Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909 and subsequently leading the nation in the First World War. He again served as his nation's Prime Minister from 1917 to 1920. One of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles, he pushed for the restitution of Alsace-Lorraine to France.

Provenance: From the autograph collection of Seymour Halpern.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by PRINCESS MARIE CLOTILDE of FRANCE, the future QUEEN of SARDINIA., Clotilde, Marie (1759-1802).  Known as Madame Clotilde, the French princess, sister of Louis XVI, became Queen of Sardinia in 1796.
82 Clotilde, Marie (1759-1802). Known as Madame Clotilde, the French princess, sister of Louis XVI, became Queen of Sardinia in 1796. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by PRINCESS MARIE CLOTILDE of FRANCE, the future QUEEN of SARDINIA.
Turin, 1782. 1782. Very good Signed
Turin, 1782.. 1782.. Very good. - Over 200 words penned on 7-1/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inches wide buff pictorial watermarked "Pro Patria" paper. In her letter penned from Turin, Italy, Marie Clotilde apologizes to her recipient for not replying sooner: "J'ai ete bien facher de n'avoir pu repondre plustot a votre lettre Madame pour vous en faire mes remerciements...." Marie Clotilde goes on to assure her that she has often thought of her friend's worries and concerns over her sister. It is interesting to note that Marie Clotilde's weight was a concern to many during her life as she here mentions that she has gained weight again: "je commence a s'engraisser un peu ce qui m'afflige beaucoup..." She concludes by expressing her pleasure at receiving news of her friend's children and wishing her best wishes for the new year. Signed "Marie Clotilde". Folded for mailing, the corners are slightly darkened with a few spots of foxing. The top right corner is slightly but roughly torn and darkened. Once likely mounted into an album, there is evidence of glue stains and minor remnants of paper to the verso at the corners.

Born in Versailles, Marie Clotilde (1759-1802) was the sister of King Louis XVI. Her religious education initially inspired her to wish to join the Order of the Carmelites but her brother had other plans as he sought to forge alliances with other kingdoms. To that end, Marie Clotilde married Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Piedmont and settled in Turin. Her weight was the but of jokes in the French court, with some wits suggesting that the groom had been given two brides instead of one, to which Charles Emmanuel is said to have more kindly responded that he had been given more to worship. Indeed, the couple became devoted to one another. Marie Clotilde was never to return to France as the French Revolution which swept through her native country led to the execution of her brother, now King Louis XVI, his wife Marie Antoinette and her younger sister Madame Elisabeth. Marie and her husband took in her younger brother, the Comte d'Artois, who fled France for Italy in 1789 as well as her aunts Madame Adelaide and Madame Victoire. Marie Clotilde became Queen of Sardinia when Charles Emmanuel ascended to the throne in 1796. Forced to abdicate all territories on the Italian mainland by the 1798 war with the French Republic, the couple withdrew to the island of Sardinia. During their years of exile, the couple traveled to uphold diplomatic relations and Marie Clotilde took on the role of de facto chief Councillor and first minister to her husband. Although she played down her role, Madame Clotilde handled the Sardinian government in exile with great diplomatic skills. The couple lived in Rome and in Naples as guests of the Colonna family. Charles Emmanuel abdicated the throne following Marie Clotilde's death in 1802, ceding power to his brother Victor Emmanuel I. It's interesting that Pope Pius VII, who had known her personally, declared her venerable on April 10, 1808, the first step toward her beatification.

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83 Cordasco, Francesco A JUNIUS BIBLIOGRAPHY With A Preliminary Essay On The Political Background, Text and Identity: A Contribution to 18th Century Constitutional and Literary History. With Eight Appendices
NY: Burt Franklin, (1974). (1974). Fine 
NY: Burt Franklin, (1974).. (1974).. Fine. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt. Lightly soiled. [viii] xxi & 137 pp.Illustrated with B&W facsimiles. Near fine.

Revised edition. Originally published 1949. 
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YDIGORAS FUENTES ANTE LA FAZ DE SUS CONTEMPORANEOS., Cospin, Miguel Angel.
84 Cospin, Miguel Angel. YDIGORAS FUENTES ANTE LA FAZ DE SUS CONTEMPORANEOS.
(Mexico City): Ediciones Ley, (1970). (1970). Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in folding pictorial blue & white wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & soiled with the edges of the covers lightly creased & chipped. The film surface of the spine is creased. 396 & [1] pages plus colophon. Black-and-white illustrations. Good.

First edition, limited to 2000 copies.

From the library of historian Mario Rosenthal, with a presentation card tipped onto page 8. Rosenthal was the author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy" [Twayne Publishers, 1962].

General Jose Miguel Ramon Ydigoras Fuentes [1895-1982 was the conservative President of Guatemala from 1958 to March 1963. He was also the main challenger to Jacobo Arbenz during the 1950 presidential election. This book is an account of his presidency drawn from contemporary articles and commentaries in the press, both national and foreign.

The text is in Spanish. First Edition. 
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85 Cottrell, Leonard LADY OF THE TWO LANDS. Five Queens of Ancient Egypt
Indianapolis, Kansas City, and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1967). (1967). Fine 
Indianapolis, Kansas City, and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1967).. (1967).. Fine. - Octavo, indigo cloth titled in gilt and decorated in white on the spine in a color pictorial white dust wrapper. The dust jacket is slightly darkened with a couple of tiny chips to the edges. 238 pages, with several pages of photographic illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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86 Crichton, Andrew. THE LIFE AND DIARY OF LIEUT. COL. J. BLACKADER, of the Cameronian Regiment, and Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; Who Served with Distinguished Honour in the Wars under King William and the Duke of Marlborough, and Afterwards in the Rebellion of 1715 in Scotland.
Edinburgh: Published by H.S. Baynes / London: W. Baynes & Son, 1824. 1824. Good Signed
FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE HISTORIAN G.M. TREVELYAN - Octavo, plain gray boards backed by a brown cloth spine, titled in ink on the spine. The covers are rubbed with wear to the edges and corners and to the head and tail of the spine. 572 deckle-edged pages, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait. The inner edge of the front blank and frontispiece are slit along the top. There is dampstaining to the frontispiece and offsetting to the title page. There is some soiling and occasional minor foxing with evidence of minor early worming to the inner edge of a couple of pages and some minor worming to the front edge of another. There is occasional chipping to the overlapping edges of the pages and a couple of signatures (i.e. group of pages) are pulled and another is detached but present. There is a tear to one page. Good.

First edition.

G.M. Trevelyan's copy, signed by him on the front endpaper, underlined by him throughout with occasional notes penned by him and more annotations by him on the rear endpaper and pastedown.

The British historian and academic George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Once considered one of the most widely read historians in the world, his reputation did not survive his death. Responding to claims that his Garibaldi history is said to be biased, Trevelyan wrote in his essay "Bias in History": "Without bias, I should never have written them at all. For I was moved to write them by a poetical sympathy with the passions of the Italian patriots of the period, which I retrospectively shared." Returning to Cambridge, he was Regius Professor of History from 1927 to 1943 and served as Master of Trinity College from 1940 to 1951. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SIR WALTER CROFTON SUGGESTING A MEETING BE ADVERTISED IN MORE PAPERS., Crofton, Sir Walter (1815-1897). Irish prison reformer who developed a system of prison administration known as the "Irish System".
87 Crofton, Sir Walter (1815-1897). Irish prison reformer who developed a system of prison administration known as the "Irish System". AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SIR WALTER CROFTON SUGGESTING A MEETING BE ADVERTISED IN MORE PAPERS.
Winchester, UK: circa 1860's. [1860]. [1860]. Good Signed
Winchester, UK: circa 1860's. [1860]., [1860].. Good. - Over 30 words penned on 6-1/2 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide stationery with The Reform Club's logo embossed in blue at the top. Sir Walter Crofton writes "Had not the meeting better be advertised in more of the papers?". Signed "Walter Crofton" followed by a 4-line postscript informing the recipient that he "got to Winchester to-night" and that he'll be returning Wednesday. Folded for mailing, the letter is stained with a piece torn from the top right corner and a small hole to the middle of the page. Once mounted in an album, there are remnants of paper adhering to the top left corner of the verso and evidence of glue across the lower third of the verso. Good. The chair of the Board of Directors of Convict Prisons for Ireland from 1854 to 1862 Sir Walter Frederick Crofton (1815-1897) developed a system of prison administration known as the Irish system. Under this system prisoners progressed through three stages. First confined to solitary confinement for nearly 9 months, prisoners then participated in communal labor and were subsequently sent to "intermediate", halfway house type prisons before being conditionally released. Once released, prisoners were monitored by "supervisors" who acted much as modern parole officers. 
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HOUSE OF COMMONS PASS SIGNED BY CARPET MANUFACTURER AND BRITISH LIBERAL PARTY POLITICIAN FRANCIS CROSSLEY., Crossley, Francis. (1817-1872). British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician.
88 Crossley, Francis. (1817-1872). British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. HOUSE OF COMMONS PASS SIGNED BY CARPET MANUFACTURER AND BRITISH LIBERAL PARTY POLITICIAN FRANCIS CROSSLEY.
July 16, 1869. 1869. Very good Signed
July 16, 1869.. 1869.. Very good. - A 2-1/4 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide slip of cream-colored paper is mounted on a slightly larger piece of card. Inscribed and signed: "Admit the bearer to the gallery of the House of Coms / F. Crossley / July 16 / 69". The paper has been folded near the right edge. Very good.

Francis Crossley [1817-1872] started working in his father's carpet business at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax while still at school. After his father's death, Crossley and his brothers who ran the firm as J. Crossley & Sons, built it into the largest concern of its kind in the world. Crossley was elected Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Halifax in 1852 and represented that borough and later the West Riding of Yorkshire until his death. He was mayor of Halifax in 1849 and 1850. He presented Halifax with 21 almshouses, a 12-acre park and other establishments and major donations. 
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HOUSE OF COMMONS PASS SIGNED BY BRITISH PEER AND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT GEORGE CUBITT, 1ST BARON ASHCOMBE., Cubitt, George, 1st Baron Ashcombe. (1828-1917). British peer and politician who served as a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1860 until 1892, when he was elevated to the House of Lords.
89 Cubitt, George, 1st Baron Ashcombe. (1828-1917). British peer and politician who served as a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1860 until 1892, when he was elevated to the House of Lords. HOUSE OF COMMONS PASS SIGNED BY BRITISH PEER AND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT GEORGE CUBITT, 1ST BARON ASHCOMBE.
July, 1860. 1860. Good Signed
- A 4-1/2 inch high by 7 inch wide sheet of gray paper has been mounted on a piece of card of the same size. Signed "George Cubitt". There is a horizontal crease & a small, light ink smudge to the gray paper with slight bubbling from the mounting. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good.

The pass reads: "Admit the Bearer to the House of Commons on Friday July 6th 1860". The same words are repeated, without the date, below the signature.

George Cubitt, 1st Baron Ashcombe [1828-1917] was a British peer and politician. He served as Conservative Party Member of Parliament for West Surrey from 1860 to 1885, and then for Epsom until 1892 when he was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Ashcombe of Dorking, Surrey and of Bodiam Castle, Sussex. First Edition. 
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A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal., d'Escayrac de Lauture, Stanislas (Marquis d'Escayrac), (1826-1868). French Explorer, geographer and linguist tasked with finding the source of the Nile.
90 d'Escayrac de Lauture, Stanislas (Marquis d'Escayrac), (1826-1868). French Explorer, geographer and linguist tasked with finding the source of the Nile. A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal.
Cairo, Egypt, July 9, 1857. 1857. Very good Signed
- Four pages, each 8-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Well over 1,060 words densely penned in a neat hand, with wide left margins, on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture". There is some minor darkening along the edges. The letter is folded several times, both horizontally and vertically, for mailing. There are two minuscule holes from a straight pin along the lower portion of the left margin. Very good.

A very important letter written from Cairo by Stanislas d'Escayrac de Lauture to Ferdinand de Lesseps. De Lesseps had previously, on January 23, 1856 to be precise, written to d'Escayrac in an attempt to persuade him to explore the source of the Nile. D'Escayrac was subsequently appointed to lead the Nile expedition by the Viceroy of Egypt. According to J.W. Heldring, who wrote about the exploration of the Nile in "The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher": "On the Egyptian side, a number of Egyptian army officers were appointed to take command of the military aspect of the project. The expedition never left Cairo. Internal bickering between d'Escayrac and the officers made it impossible to get anything done. It was a complete disaster and the expedition was dissolved." In the midst of this debacle, a beleagured d'Escayrac penned this letter. He, at first congratulates de Lesseps for his triumphs in England, two years before the founding of the Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez and then provides an extensive account of his disappointments with the expedition.

"Je suis toujours en Egypte, je ne demande plus rien mais j'espere toujours qu'on me rendra justice" [I am still in Egypt, I no longer ask for anything but always hope that I will be done justice] writes the Marquis d'Escayrac to Ferdinand de Lesseps in the opening sentence of this substantial letter. Congratulating de Lesseps on his triumphs in England, he comments on the losses suffered by Britain as indigenous Indian troops yet again revolt. He observes that the British have lost some of their political credit overseas and he points out that when British troops traverse through Egypt the Viceroy has expressed his intent that he will not pay the costs of this passage. D'Escayrac's expedition has been plagued by disagreement and bickering between him and Egyptian army officers who are to accompany him on the voyage. Others in Europe want to see a reorganization of this expedition which has cost him so much: "On espere et on desire en Europe la reorganisation de cette expedition qui m'a coute tant de soins et tant d'epreuves...." One can only guess whether he means that they would see the expedition through despite rumors spread by those who would seek to oust him or whether he's implying that they would like to see the expedition reorganized under different leadership. He expresses the hope that the Egyptien government acknowledge that he has conducted himself with fidelity and dedication: "...le Gouvernement Egyptien dont en meme tems [sic] reconnaitre que je me suis condiut aver fidelite et dedication..." as he is presently obliged to defend himself against slanderous accusations printed in newspapers which likely originate from those members of the expedition who disagreed with him and wish to take it over: "J'ai bien de croire qu'un instigant qui voulait me supplaner il y a quelques mois et dont les journeaux racontraient alars la petite conspiration....". D'Escayrac feels betrayed by his second in command in whom he had placed much trust and who approved everything he, d'Escayrac, proposed only to repudiate him later on. The bickering and disagreement between d'Escayrac and the Egyptian officers, not to mention the scandalous accusations, resulted in delays which were discouraging to the European backers of the expedition and jeopardized the project. D'Escayrac writes of being beset by foolish expectations and tactless monetary requests: "je luttais contre les pretentions les plus folles et les reclamations d'argent les plus indelicates, je souffrais cruellement de tous cela...." He then expresses his fears that he's now viewed by the German government as an adventurer, a thief and an imbecile: "...je suis devenu dans les gouvernement Allemand un aventurier, un voleur et un imbecile". He feels that the Egyptian government certainly owes him an encouraging word, but they have been silent. He confides his despair to de Lesseps: "...depuis un an j'ai assiste a la ruine de toutes mes esperances et presque perdu le [ ] de 10 ans de travaux et de fatigue...." He begs his friend to remember that he is a man of heart and honor, a resolute man who is devoted to him and who has been ill judged. He goes on to declare that he is ready to make any sacrifice to overcome the malice which pursues him and to come out victorious. Though he indicates his belief that the Viceroy is likely discouraged by the delays and scandals, he still continues to hope for his support and help: "Le vice roi en a trop de l'expedition, je le sais, mais d'autres le tourmenteront encore pour l'obtenir, qu'il me la reserve seulement, s'il me rendrait l'hiver prochain je la preparerais pour 7oct 1858, je ne lu demanderais ni soldat, ni cargoe, ni armes, ni vivres, mais une somme de 300,000 francs..." [The viceroy has had enough of the expedition, I know, but others will pressure him to obtain it... if he should come back to me next Winter I would prepare it [the voyage] for the 7 oct. 1858, asking him not for soldiers, nor cargo, nor weapons, nor rations, but for a sum of 300,000 francs...]. He feels that with this sum he could have a steamship built as he'd first planned and be ready to navigate the Nile. He could hire a crew which he could pay himself and thus avoid conflict with those who would, as has happened, try to displace him as the leader of the expedition. He alternately outlines a proposal by which the Egyptian government itself could save the expedition by providing barges, finances and putting together a crew eliminating those with whom he is now engaged in a power struggle "... ainsi l'expedition aurait lieu, l'opinion publique serait satisfaites, j'aurais acquis une liberte entiere ainsi que le gouvernement et j'aurait obtenue la justice qui m'est due" [...thus the expedition would take place, public opinion would be satisfied, I would have acquired full freedom as would the government, and would have obtained the justice which I am due]. Concerned that there is yet an effort to replace him he reminds his correspondent that to choose another to lead the expedition, in light of the fact that de Lesseps had judged him the most capable and that his name is now so closely associated with the expedition, would do him great injustice. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture".

The French diplomat Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI (1805-1894) was the developer of the Suez Canal which, in 1869, joined the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The Canal subustantially reduced sailing distances between Europe and East Asia, saving precious time. In the 1880's, de Lesseps later unsuccessfully attempted to build the Panama Canal at sea level. Beset by Malaria, Yellow Fever and financial difficulties, de Lesseps' Panama Canal was never completed and the project was eventually bought out by the United States which changed the design to a canal with a series of locks.

The 19th Century French explorer and geographer Stanislas d'Escayrac de Lauture (1826-1868) was called by the Viceroy of Egypt to lead an 1856 expedition to look for the sources of the Nile. Despite the failure of the expedition, which never left Cairo, he was awarded the cross of officer of the Legion of Honor by Napoleon III as a worthy representative of French science abroad. During the Second Opium War in 1860, d'Escayrac led an expedition of scientists and explorers who accompanied the soldiers. Falling into a trap, he was captured and tortured as a hostage of the Mandarins. Mutilated during his captivity , he was eventually released and returned from his captivity in China and dictated his "Memoirs of China" to his brother.

A RARE and significant letter. 
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91 Dawbarn, C. Y. C. [Climenson Yelverton Charles; b. 1859] UNCROWNED: A Story of Queen Elizabeth and the Early Life of Francis "Bacon" / As told in his Secret Writings and in other Contemporary Records of Her Reign: Some Supplemental Notes
(London): Longmans, Green and Co., 1923. 1923. Very good 
(London): Longmans, Green and Co., 1923.. 1923.. Very good. - Small quarto [7 inches high by 5-7/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed greenish gray wraps with vignettes in black on the front wrap. The front edge of the front wrap is lightly chipped. The corners & front edges of the wraps have been reinforced with pieces of white tape internally. 94 & [1] pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with a black-and- white frontispiece & black-and-white facsimiles. There is a small stain to the front endpaper & another to the catalog page.

The book contains only the Supplemental Notes, not "Uncrowned", which was published in 1913. This is the first edition of "Supplemental Notes". First Edition. 
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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS CHARLES DAWES  AND  ARTHUR HENDERSON AND BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. ESME HOWARD, SIGNED BY ALL THREE., Dawes, Charles G. (1865-1951); 30th Vice President of the United States, co-recipient of the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize. Howard, Esme, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith (1863-1939); British Ambassador to the United States. Henderson, Arthur (1863-1935); British Lab
92 Dawes, Charles G. (1865-1951); 30th Vice President of the United States, co-recipient of the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize. Howard, Esme, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith (1863-1939); British Ambassador to the United States. Henderson, Arthur (1863-1935); British Lab MAGAZINE PORTRAIT OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS CHARLES DAWES AND ARTHUR HENDERSON AND BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. ESME HOWARD, SIGNED BY ALL THREE.
1930. 1930. Good Signed
1930.. 1930.. Good. - A sepia-toned, 3-5/8 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide group portrait has been clipped from a magazine and mounted on a piece of cream paper approximately 4-3/4 inches square. Signed on the mount below the portrait "Charles G. Dawes", "Esme Howard / 1930" and "Arthur Henderson". There is some light creasing to the portrait from the mounting with a vertical crease where it has been folded. The bottom edge of the mount is creased & a bit darkened. Good.

The three man are portrayed in evening dress standing behind a table laid for a formal banquet.

Charles Gates Dawes [1865-1951] was an American banker, politician and military general who served as the 30th Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge [1925-29]. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925.

Esme Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith [1863-1939] was a British diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the United States from 1924 to 1930. He was one of Britain's most influential diplomats of the early part of the twentieth century.

Arthur Henderson [1863-1935] was a British iron moulder and Labour politician, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934. He was the first Labour cabinet minister and served three separate terms as Leader of the Labour Party. He was popular among his colleagues who called him "Uncle Arthur" in acknowledgment of his integrity, his devotion to the cause and his imperturbability. First Edition. 
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93 de Kock, W. J.; Kruger, D. W.; Beyers, C. J.; Editors-in-chief. DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY. Editor-in-Chief W. J. de Kock (until 1970), D. W. Kruger (since 1971), C. J. Beyers (since 1973). 3 volumes.
Cape Town: Tafelberg-Uitgewers Ltd., 1972-1977. 1972-1977. Good 
- Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on the spines, in dust wrappers. The Vol. 1 rear cover is lightly rubbed. There is a small, light stain to the Vol. 2 front cover. The dust jackets are rubbed with the top & bottom edges lightly chipped with a few short tears. xx, [iv], 894 & [1] pages; [xvii], 870 & [8] pages; and [xx], 861 & [15] pages; printed in 2 columns. The edges of Vol. 2 are lightly soiled. Very good.

Second printing of Vol. 1, first printings of Vols. 2 and 3.

Published for the Human Sciences Research Council. Five volumes were eventually published. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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94 de Saint Jean, Robert. DEMOCRATIE, BEURRE ET CANONS. (Journal de guerre d'un Francais moyen).
New York, NY: Editions de la Maison Francaise, Inc., (1941). (1941). Very good Signed
- Octavo, softcovers bound in printed creamy white wraps titled in red & black. The covers are slightly stained along the top edge and the spine. 367 pages. Very good.

Collection "Voix de France".

A French journalist's biographical and historical reflections on French political and military policies preceding the war which set it up for defeat by Nazi military forces.

Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Though not called for, this copy is signed by Robert de Saint Jean on the half-title. 
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PROCES ET SUPPLICE DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE D'AUTRICHE, VEUVE DE LOUIS XVI; Suivi De la Condamnation de Madame Elisabeth, soeur du Roi, etc. Par Desessarts., Desessarts, Nicolas Toussaint.
95 Desessarts, Nicolas Toussaint. PROCES ET SUPPLICE DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE D'AUTRICHE, VEUVE DE LOUIS XVI; Suivi De la Condamnation de Madame Elisabeth, soeur du Roi, etc. Par Desessarts.
Paris: Chez Pigoreau, 1815. 1815. Fair 
- Small octavo, 6-5/8 inches high by 3-7/8 inches wide. Disbound, lacking the covers and spine. [ii] & 196 pages. The first page, being the half-title, is creased, stained and chipped with scattered foxing. The edges of the title page are also creased and chipped with a small piece out from the front edge of that leaf. There is a small chip to the front and a small piece out from the top inner corner of the last page of the index which here is the last page of this book. There is scattered foxing throughout.

Complete in itself, this appears to be a volume from Desessarts substantial 50 volume set of celebrated cases "Causes Celebres, Curieuses et Interessantes, de toutes les Cours Souveraines du Royaume, avec les Jugements qui les ont decidees.

This little volume contains the trials of Le Pelletier Rozambo, La Guomarais, general Houchard, Thiroux de Crosne, Fermiers generaux, Lavergne, l'abbe Goutte, Augran d'Alleray, Marie-Antoinette, and Madame Elisabeth.

A RARE edition of this work. We have been unable to locate another copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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96 Doyle, Sir Francis Hastings REMINISCENCES AND OPINIONS OF SIR FRANCIS HASTINGS DOYLE 1813-1885
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887. 1887. Good 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. ix & 420 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. The fore-edge, bottom edge & prelims are lightly foxed with occasional foxing to the text pages. There is an owner's pencil signature on the title page. Good.

First American edition.

While downplaying his own claims to fame, literary or otherwise, Doyle remarks that he has lived through important periods of history and has enjoyed the friendship of "several eminent persons" [William Gladstone and others]. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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A NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF ALFRED DREYFUS BEING LED TO BE PUBLICALLY DEGRADED. DREYFUS WAS THE MAJOR FIGURE IN ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND CONTROVERSIAL SPY CASES AND THE VICTIM OF A GREAT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE, Dreyfus, Alfred
97 Dreyfus, Alfred A NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF ALFRED DREYFUS BEING LED TO BE PUBLICALLY DEGRADED. DREYFUS WAS THE MAJOR FIGURE IN ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND CONTROVERSIAL SPY CASES AND THE VICTIM OF A GREAT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
(1934). (1934). Very good 
(1934).. (1934).. Very good. - sc A 6-5/8 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide black & white previously unpublished news photograph of Colonel Alfred Dreyfus being led to public disgrace prior to his internment at Devil's Island. The photograph was distributed in anticipation of the notice of his death in 1935 at the age of 75. The portrait shows Dreyfus in his French military uniform following an officer between rows of soldiers standing with their backs to him. The photograph from the "International News Photo" has their blue credit line under the pictorial eagle logo on the verso. There is a diagonal crease at the top right of the photograph.

Mounted at the bottom from the verso is the accompanying story reproduced on 4 inch high by 6 inch wide newspaper stock. The story, printed entirely in capital letters, reads:

"ED. NOTE --- FOR SUGGESTED USE AT TIME OF HIS DEATH / HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DREYFUS DRAMA / PARIS --- Now that Alfred Dreyfus lies near death in Paris, the world recalls the highlights in the life of the French army officer whose ten-year fight for vindication of treason charges, stirred the people of all countries. This heretofore unpublished picture shows him beind led out berore his former command to be publicly degraded, his stripes removed and his sword broken. He was sent to the French penal colony at Devil's Island, from which he was later released. He was cleared of the charges of treason. Dreyfus is now 75. The true story of his trial will be revealed after his death in keeping with his promise to never (during his life) discuss the case with any person. His writings will be published posthumously. The first court martial took place in 1894."

This photograph was reproduced by International News Photographs from the original in their archive for distribution to subscribing newspapers. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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98 Dubois, Louis; Depute de la Seine LES CREDITS DE LA RUHR ET LES MANQUEMENTS DE L'ALLEMAGNE. Discours prononce a la Chambre des Deputes / le Mardi 22 Mai 1923. Extrait du Journal officiel de la Republique francaise du 23 mai 1923
Paris: Imprimerie de Journaux Officiels, 1923. 1923. Good 
Paris: Imprimerie de Journaux Officiels, 1923.. 1923.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light grayish green wrappers. The wraps are bumped & darkened around the edges. There are paper-clip marks to the top & front edges of the front wrap & to the top edge of the rear wrap. 19 pages, printed in 2 columns. The page edges are darkened & there is a light paper-clip mark to the front edge of each page with slight staining to the mark on the first page. The page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Dubois reports on the failure of Germany to live up to the agreements of the Treaty of Versailles in the years following the end of World War I. The text is in French. 
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TYPED LETTER ABOUT A PHOTOSTAT OF AN ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT SIGNED BY BRITISH ORIENTALIST AND ISLAMIC SCHOLAR DOUGLAS MORTON DUNLOP., Dunlop, Douglas Morton. (1909-1987). British Orientalist  and Islamic scholar.
99 Dunlop, Douglas Morton. (1909-1987). British Orientalist and Islamic scholar. TYPED LETTER ABOUT A PHOTOSTAT OF AN ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT SIGNED BY BRITISH ORIENTALIST AND ISLAMIC SCHOLAR DOUGLAS MORTON DUNLOP.
Cambridge, U.K.: November 9, 1954. 1954. Good Signed
- Typed letter filling 1-1/4 sides of his gray 7-1/8 inch high by 5-3/8 inch wide letterhead with his address printed at the top. Signed "D. M. Dunlop". There is some light staining to the edges of the letter with an additional small, light stain to the blank section of the verso. Folded once for mailing. Good.

Dunlop writes to his correspondent about a photostat of an Islamic manuscript offered for sale in Dawson's catalogue. "...I am inclined to think that this is the same work as the Kitab Tafhim fi'n-Nujum (sic, not Najum, as in the catalogue), and further, that the photostat now offered for sale may have been made in connection with this edition. I saw Tillotson, who will propose purchase of the photostat at a meeting of the Library committee this afternoon...."

British orientalist and scholar of Islamic and Eurasian history Douglas Morton Dunlop [1909-1987] studied at Bonn and Oxford under the historian Paul Ernst Kahle. In the 1950s and '60s, he was Professor of History at Columbia University in New York. He is best known for his influential histories, "Arab Civilization to A.D. 1500" [London: Longman, 1971] and "The History of the Jewish Khazars" [New York: Schocken Books, 1967]. Dunlop was the "most esteemed scholar of the Khazar monarchy" and had command of the many languages needed to study the Khazars--Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew and Chinese. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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100 Dutcher, George Matthew; Shipman, Henry Robinson; et al; editors A GUIDE TO HISTORICAL LITERATURE
NY: The Macmillan Company, 1937. 1937. Good 
NY: The Macmillan Company, 1937.. 1937.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. Rubbed & bumped. 1,222 pp. Ex-library with the usual markings. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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