MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

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Date of the auction: 26.11.2021

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S.A.S. LE PRINCE ALBERT 1ER (1848-1922) FERDINAND RENAULD (1837-1910...

Collection de Mémoires et Documents publiés par ordre de S.A.S. Le Prince Albert 1er (1848-1922) - Prince de Monaco Par Ferdinand Renauld (1837-1910 ; botaniste) Imprimerie de Monaco 1897. Ouvrage Couronné par l’Institut de France. En Français. VIII, 296 p., 1., [2] p. 28,5 x 23,5 x 3 cm Edition

Lot #: 500

Estimate: €150

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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ANDRÉ BECQ DE FOUQUIÈRES (1874-1959) HIGH FASHION AND MODESTY LIFE. ANDRÉ...

Writer and worldly speaker, André de Fouquières, brother of a chief of protocol at the Élysée Palace, cultivated royalist friendships and, as host of all the great receptions, became a leading authority on matters of elegance. • Texts by André de Fouquières (including about 150 autograph pp

Lot #: 501

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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HENRI GROUÈS, KNOWN AS THE ABBÉ PIERRE (1912-2007) Set of notes and documents

Different sizes, largest one 27 x 21 cm • Thoughts and speeches. Various autograph notes: meditations, preparatory work for articles and speeches, draft of a commemorative medal. 17 ff. in-8. “Free and just. / To know, love, serve, everywhere the one to whom God wanted to give everything. Men. / To

Lot #: 502

Estimate: €800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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FERDINAND II D’ARAGON (1452-1516) Signed letter "me the king" (“yo el rey...

Written in Catalan. Barcelona, August 12, 1503. 1 p. in-4 square, vestige of stamp embellished with wax under paper. Small paper shortages with damage to some letters, some stains

Lot #: 503

Estimate: €2,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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HORTENSE DE BEAUHARNAIS (1783-1837) Signed piece “Hortense duchess of St...

(Daughter of the Empress Josephine, Queen of Holland, Duchess of Saint-Leu) Constance, 14 February 1816. 1 pp. in-8 oblong. Fold marks. Confirms the receipt of 70,000 francs by the Macaire frères bank, represented by M. Hottinguer Cie in Paris. Provenance : Koller Auctions Zurich, 23/03/2013, n°

Lot #: 504

Estimate: €300

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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CARL JACOB BURCKHARDT (1891-1974) Autograph letter signed to Helene...

Vinzel, Vaud, 27 May 1967. Header paper «La Bâtie, Vinzel, Vaud». 4°. 1 page. Envelope preserved with stamp and postmark. In German. [...] The time we had to live through was always full of threats. So it is a wonderful gift to hear from like-minded people with whom one is in secret and happy

Lot #: 505

Estimate: €300

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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LA CASTIGLIONE (1837-1899) VIRGINIA OLDOÏNI COUNTESS OF CASTIGLIONE...

Virginia Oldoïni, Countess of Castiglione, better known as La Castiglione, was born to an aristocratic family from La Spezia. She was a 19th-century Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of

Lot #: 506

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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ERNESTO RAFAEL GUEVARA DE LA SERNA, KNOWN AS "CHE GUEVARA" (1928-1967...

On the left "The fighter decorated to the next rank" and on the right "The rebel commander-in-chief of the Las Vilas region by the M-26-7 ("Che")". Las Villas, 11 December 1958. Small 4to. Oblong 1 p. torn into 5 pieces. Stamp "Comandancia General Las Villas - M-26-T - Ejercito Rebelde" In Spanish

Lot #: 507

Estimate: €3,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL (WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER) (1874-1965) Typed letter...

London, 21.07.1959. 1 p. in-8°. On his writing paper. Verso mounting traces (minimal paper damage). “My dear Norman, Thank you so much for your letter. It was very nice of you to write and wish us a good trip, and it has given us much pleasure

Lot #: 508

Estimate: €8,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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ALFRED DREYFUS (1859-1935) Business card in his name with autograph message

No place, no date [Paris, ca. 1894]. 6 x 9.5 cm

Lot #: 509

Estimate: €700

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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CHARLES DE GAULLE (1890-1970) Autograph letter signed to his friend, the...

When he was asked if he was an official guest at a Celebration of the city of Autun. Belfort, 14.VI.1957. 2 p. in-8°. In French. On printed letterhead “The General de Gaulle”. With autograph envelope with postage stamp. “... The town of Autun - if it so desires - should write to me about it towards

Lot #: 510

Estimate: €600

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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ROBERT EDWARD LEE (1807-1870) Photograph (business card-size), signed "R E...

Bust-length portrait in three-quarter profile, probably made at the Boude and Miley studio in Lexington, Virginia, between 1865 and 1870. Albumen print, with some hand-tinting, mounted on card within gilt-rule with the imprint verso of William W. Davies's Lee Photographic Gallery, Richmond

Lot #: 512

Estimate: €4,800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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NAPOLEON III (LOUIS-NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, FUTURE) (1808-1873) Autograph...

1) Autograph signed letter addressed to an earl. Forteresse de Ham, 2 March 1842. 20 x 26.5 cm Letter on military honor and patriotism, on the reading of a book he has just received. Most probably to General Count Auguste-Daniel Belliard, whose Memoirs had just been published in Paris by Berquet and

Lot #: 513

Estimate: €800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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LOUIS-NAPOLEON III BONAPARTE (1808-1876) EMPEROR Signed letter

Signed letter signed with autograph compliments (2 lines) to Maréchal Niel. St-Cloud, November 22, 1867. 6 pp. on 2 double sheet in-4, crowned number “N” stamped in the corner, golden edges. Secret document addressed to the Minister of War. Extraordinary letter from Louis-Napoleon III Bonaparte to

Lot #: 514

Estimate: €3,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) Cheque signed "A. LINCOLN", payable to R.H. Beach

Springfield, 28 February 1859 Printed check, drawn on the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, accomplished by Lincoln in favor of R. H. Beach for $12, printed in blue ink on paper by Richards & Smith, railroad vignette at left border. Neat cancellation slits and hole-punch, mounting

Lot #: 515

Estimate: €10,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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[LA CAPITULATION DE SEDAN] LOUIS-NAPOLEON III BONAPARTE (1808-1876) Signed...

Wilhemshoehe, October, 1870. In French. 1 page in-8, signed envelope with his number. Autograph apostille signed by General de Wimpffen. Historical document of exceptional importance on the capitulation of the French army in (the battle of) Sedan (The capitulation of Sedan). Napoleon III is a

Lot #: 516

Estimate: €15,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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[DONA LEOPOLDINA, THE FIRST EMPRESS OF BRAZIL] MARIA-LEOPOLDINA OF AUSTRIA...

(Maria Leopoldine Josepha Caroline Franziska Ferdinanda von Habsburg-Lothringen) Livorno, 10 of August 1817. 1 p. On 2 September 1822, in absence of her husband Dom Pedro, then prince regent of Brazil, she declared the independence of Brazil from Portugal. Today, she is a highly revered idol of

Lot #: 517

Estimate: €50,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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KLEMENS WENZEL VON METTERNICH (1773-1859) (Klemens Wenzel, Count and later...

Eaux de Lucques (Italy), 8 August 1817. 4 p. folio. In French. This interesting letter to V.E.(Baron Bartenstein) concerns the sale of the semi-sovereign principality of Ochsenhausen in Wirtenberg (a popular say in those days was that the most tasteful beef meat sold in Paris came from

Lot #: 518

Estimate: €7,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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MIRZA RIZA KHAN ARFA OD-DOVLA (MIRZA RZA KHAN TABRIZI; 1846-1937), PERSONAL...

More than 30 rare documents, letters, original photographs, business cards, books and various documents of the Iranian politician’s family. 1) Handwritten letter from Alexander Somov, State Counsellor and diplomat, in which he pays his respects to the Prince and informs him that the Tsar (Nicholas

Lot #: 519

Estimate: €3,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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BENITO MUSSOLINI (1883-1945) Photographic portrait signed with autograph...

By the Italian photographer Vincenzo Laviosa. Original photograph, silver print, mounted on card. On the cardboard: Autograph dedication, signature and date in black ink by Mussolini. Signature stamp of the photographer Vincenzo Laviosa "Grand'Uff. V.Laviosa / Roma", and embossed royal coat of arms

Lot #: 520

Estimate: €3,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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EMPRESS MARIE-LOUISE (1791-1847) Printed letter signed by Empress "Marie...

Blois, April 3, 1814. 1 p. in-4 with two handwritten corrections of the time, two marginal tears, a small burn without damaging the text. Original Edition

Lot #: 521

Estimate: €800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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MARIA THERESA OF AUSTRIA (1717-1780) Letter Signed "Maria Theresin" to her...

N.p., 9 August 1768. 1/2 p. in-4. In German Mother of Marie-Antoinette, Empress Maria Theresin dominated the Austrian 18th century with her stature

Lot #: 522

Estimate: €600

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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MICHEL MAZARIN (1605-1648) Autograph letter signed "M. Archbishop of Aix"

Castelfiorentino, 15th August 1645. fol. 2 pp. Some ink damage

Lot #: 523

Estimate: €300

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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HORATIO NELSON DUKE OF BRONTE (1758-1805) Signed autograph letter "Nelson...

Famous British admiral, victorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar. St. George off Bornholm, May 22, 1801. 1 pp. bi-folio in-4. Very rare letter from Admiral Nelson to the diplomat Fitzherbert Baron St-Helens, British Ambassador to the Imperial Court of Russia in St. Petersburg, concerning the

Lot #: 524

Estimate: €5,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI (1860-1941) Autograph letter signed

Morges (Switzerland), 14. V. 1934. Large mourning margin. Envelope with stamp and postmarks. 4°. 1 page. In Polish to composer and pianist Alfred Gradstein (1904-1954) in Paris. Translation: [...affected by a serious shoulder condition throughout last year, I have not been able to work at all and

Lot #: 525

Estimate: €2,800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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RUDOLF CROWN PRINCE OF AUSTRIA (1858-1889) Autograph of Archduke Rudolf...

1p. In German. "Ich bitte gleich abzusagen. Ich komme um 11 Uhr in die Kanzlei. Rudolf Fm (Feldmarshall)." "I'll ask you to cancel right away. I will come to the office at 11 o'clock. Rudolf Fm (Field Marshal)." Rudolf Franz Karl Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen (Rudolf Erzherzog und Kronprinz von

Lot #: 526

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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GEORG WILHELM VON SIEMENS (1855-1919) Typed letter with autograph signature

On letterhead "W. v. Siemens", Berlin-Siemensstadt, 5 June 1917. 4°. 1 page. Double sheet. Folder perforations. In German. To the journalist Harald von Hoerschelmann (1878-1941) with thanks for his letter: "[...] The main means of protection lies primarily in a favourable conclusion of peace

Lot #: 527

Estimate: €500

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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CHARLES-MAURICE DE TALLEYRAND (1754-1838) Autograph letter

Paris, May 27th, 1824 1 pp. bi-leaflet in-12. Note to his banker Simon-Moritz von Bethmann, about a directive imposed by Ministre Mollien, and referring to financier Pierre-César Labouchère

Lot #: 528

Estimate: €600

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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CHARLES-MAURICE DE TALLEYRAND (1754-1838) Autograph letter signed “Tall...

S.l., July, 29th, 1832. 2 pp. ½ bi-leaflet in-8. Fine Autograph letter from Talleyrand before returning to England (like Ambassador of France in London), in which he details his agenda before returning to London. “I am giving up on my trip in Valencay, and I will go directly to Paris from here

Lot #: 529

Estimate: €800

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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LEV TROTSKI (LEV DAVIDOVITCH BRONSTEIN) (1879-1940) Letter signed...

Constantinople, October 26, 1929. 1/2 p. in-folio typed. Rare in French. Leon Trotski had signed a contract with the publisher Frédéric Rieder for the publication of French translations of three of his books, La Révolution défigurée, L’Internationale communiste, and Ma Vie. Difficulties arose

Lot #: 530

Estimate: €3,500

Date: 26 Nov 2021