[ANNE, Queen] (1665-1714). Queen of England. Translation of the Prussian King's letter to Anne, thanking Oxford and Cambridge for helping celebrate the Second Jubilee of Frankfurt University, 1706. £32 / $48 / €37 [No: 2541]
CAROLINE, Queen (1768-1821). Consort of George IV. Autograph Letter Signed as Princess of Wales ('Caroline Princess de Galles'), in her appoximate French, to Professor Tamassini, 3 pae 4to, [Pesaro], 21 August 1818.
£650 / $981 / €766 [No: 24791] CHARLES I (1600-1649). King of England, Scotland and Ireland. Letter Signed ('Charles R' at the head) to John Spottiswoode, archbishop of St Andrews, 1 page folio with address-leaf, Hampton Court, 16 September 1638. Granting him permission to give up and hand over the great seal of his office, and recalling that he had previously refused his request ('we were not then pleased that you should do the same').
£3250 / $4907 / €3834 [No: 25694] CROMWELL, Oliver (1599-1658). Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Doc s ('Oliver P') at the head, addressed at the foot to Gualter [Walter] Frost, Whitehall, 1 January 1654/55. With a separate second leaf. Rather discoloured and stained but entirely legible and professionally restored and consolidated.
EDWARD VIII (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland etc. Abdicated in 1936. Fine Signed Photograph ('Edward P 1920' on the mount), 140 x 87 mm. (ca. 5½ x 3½ inches), from the studio of Vandyk, London, 1920. A full-length portrait in military uniform with sword.
£750 / $1132 / €884 [No: 25839] EDWARD VIII (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland etc. Abdicated in 1936. Long Autograph Letter Signed ('Edward P.') to 'My dear Tommy', 6 pages small 4to (slight splits at the folds), Craigmyle, Sunningdale, 'Sunday', no date. A chatty letter covering a range of subjects and mentioning Freda (Winifred) Dudley Ward, the prince's mistress from 1918 to 1934.
£650 / $981 / €766 [No: 25035] ELIZABETH II (b.1926). Queen of England. Christmas Card for 1956, signed by The Queen and Prince Philip (slight signs of mounting on the reverse only. The signatures appear below a black-and-white photograph of the royal family - including Prince Charles and Princess Anne - on board ship, presumably the royal yacht Britannia.
£750 / $1132 / €884 [No: 24248] ELIZABETH, Queen (1900-2002). Consort of King George VI. Christmas card signed, undated (traces of mounting on the back), with an inside picture showing a picture of her river-side Balmoral residence, Birkhall. The front of the card bears an embossed golden coronet. £175 / $264 / €206 [No: 24267]
FITZHERBERT, Maria Anne (1756-1837). Unlawful wife of George IV. Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Mrs Johnstone, 1 page 8vo with the envelope-front 'Monday Morng', no date. A contemporary note on the second leaf records that the letter was written on 13 March 1837, only a fortnight before Mrs Fitzherbert died.
£250 / $377 / €295 [No: 22420] FRANÇOIS I (1494-1547). King of France. Letter Signed ('Françoys') to Cardinal de Tournon, lieutenant-general at Lyons, 1 page 4to, countersigned by Bochetel, Béziers, 30 August 1542. Address on verso. Passing on to the cardinal as his representative in Lyons complaints from the inhabitants of L'Ile de Re about the tax ('gabelle') on salt.
GEORGE III (1738-1820). King of the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Document Signed (three times), 13 pages large folio (470 x 270 mm. (18½ x 10½ inches), given at St James's, 28 February 1786. The pages slightly trimmed at the inner margin, touching the ends of some words, loosely attached with old adhesive tape, upper cover (detached) with label 'East Indies 1785' and last page strengthened with brown tape.
£1500 / $2265 / €1769 [No: 25753] GEORGE III (1738-1820). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Document Signed twice ('George R' and 'approved G.R.'), 1 page folio with integral docketed second leaf (repairs to the folds), no place, 1 January 1805. Approving the request for twelve officers to be placed on the staff of the Army serving in Ireland.
£425 / $641 / €501 [No: 24551] GEORGE III (1738-1820). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Bold signature in ink ('George R') cut from a vellum document, no date. Together with the papered royal seal and the first few printed words of the text.
£150 / $226 / €176 [No: 25321] GEORGE III (1738-1820). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Signature in ink ('George R') cut from a vellum document. Tightly trimmed at the foot. A note of identification in ink giving the date as 1805.
£135 / $203 / €159 [No: 25319] [GEORGE V] (1865-1936). Telegram (received copy) to Lady Beatson, 2 pages on official forms, Buckingham Palace, 9 February 1914. Giving condolences on her husband's death. £38 / $57 / €44 [No: 0332]
HENRIETTA MARIA (1609-1669). Queen of Charles I. Autograph Letter Signed ('Henriette Marie') in French, to Henry Rich, Lord Holland, her High Steward, 1 page 4to (one small hole), with address-leaf bearing two wax seals, no place, no date. Addressed A Mon cousin / le conte de holand. The two red wax armorial seals have the remains of pink coloured threads, and the small hole in the paper (touching a word or two) may have been made when the letter was opened.
LEOPOLD I (1790-1865). First King of independent Belgium. Document Signed, 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum (with the usual folds), with papered seal, Brussels, 12 May 1832. Appointing Alfred Fox consul at Falmouth.
MARIE-AMELIE (1818-1857). Consort of Louis Philippe. Autograph Letter Signed ('Marie Amélie') to a duchess, 2 pages 8vo with integral second leaf, St Cloud, 27 October 1839.
£135 / $203 / €159 [No: 24798] MARIE AMELIE OF BADEN (1817-1888). Duchess of Hamilton. Autograph Note Signed to Messrs Coutts & Co, in French, 1 page 12mo (trimmed), Richmond, 26 October 1845. Asking the bankers to receive a package. £32 / $48 / €37 [No: 22850] MARIE LOUISE (1791-1847). Empress of the French. Second wife of Napoleon I. Attractive Document Signed, 1 page large folio (oblong, slight soiling in the margins) on vellum with decorative border, Palais des Tuileries, 15 December 1811. Signed also by Cardinal Fesch, Napoleon's uncle, nominating the Baronne de Lacour as a 'Dame de la Société de la Charité maternelle'.
£850 / $1283 / €1002 [No: 25162] MARIE THERESE (1638-1683). Queen consort of Louis XIV of France. Document Signed ('Marie Terese'), 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum, 12 October 1665. Appointing as head baker to her household Jacques Lannier (or Asnier) in succession his father, Antoine Lannier.
£450 / $679 / €531 [No: 21206] MARY, Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh (1776-1857). Princess; 4th daughter of George III. Part of an Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages 8vo with embossed gold shield containing her name and coronet, 29 November no year [watermark 1845]. Expressing relief at the death of a sufferer. £38 / $57 / €44 [No: 22979] MARY, Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh (1776-1857). Princess; 4th daughter of George III. Autograph Letter Signed to Miss ?Turville, 1½ page 4to with integral address-leaf (marginal tears due to former mounting), postmarked 1 December 1827. Thanking her correspondent for her congratulations to the Duke on his appointment to the Government of Portsmouth ('It is one of those events that gave me great pleasure').
NEUMOURS, Louis Charles, Duc de (1814-1896). Son of King Louis-Phillipe of France. Autograph Letter (third person) in French to Monsieur and Madame Figanière, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper (remains of red wax seals), Bushy House, Teddington, 20 October 1869. Regretting that they are to leave. £38 / $57 / €44 [No: 23626]
ORLEANS, Louis C.P.R., duc de Nemours (1814-1896). Second son of King Louis-Philippe. Autograph Letter Signed ('Louis Philippe D'Orléans'), in English, to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, Orleans House, 28 June 1863. Expressing thanks for his having been elected an honorary member of the Cosmopolitan Club, and promisng to attend the evening meetings.
£65 / $98 / €76 [No: 24048] ORLEANS, Louis C.P.R., duc de Nemours (1814-1896). Second son of King Louis-Philippe. Autograph Letter Signed (in French) to M. de Jarnac, 2 pages 8vo (blank leaf removed, just affecting the end of the signature), York House, Twickenham, 10 February 1869. Thanking him for his letter, reminiscing about happy times past, sending news of mother and infant, and looking forward with anticipation to his next visit.
£55 / $83 / €64 [No: 24049] ORLEANS, Louis, duc d' (1822-1897). Fourth son of Louis-Philippe; leader of the Orleanists. Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent ('Mon cher Comte'), 2 pages 8vo, 5 rue de Castiglione, Paris, 16 May 1872. Accepting, on his own and his son's behalf, an invitation to dine, at which they will meet Madame de Montalembert.
RAINIER III, Prince (1923-2005). Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Doris Stewart in Cheshire, 1 page 4to on flimsy paper with the royal crest at the top, Palace of Monaco, 11 June 1970. Thanking Miss Stewart for her birthday wishes and enclosing a colour postcard-sized photogaph of himself, Princess Grace, Prince Albert and the princesses Caroline and Stephanie.
VICTORIA (1819-1901). Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Queen Victoria, by Lytton Strachey, first edition 1921, with letters of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert pasted to the endpapers. A good copy with some pencilled annotations and one in ink, the letters affixed on the free endpapers at the front and back.