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"We do hereby charge all Sharks, Whales, Eels, Dolphins, Gollywogs, Pollywogs, etc. to abstain from eating, playing with or otherwise maltreating his person": Official Neptune Rex Ceremony Decree Signed by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
: June 5, 1950
Rare original Neptune Rex Ceremony Decree signed by Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister. One page, partially printed with a woodcut headpiece of King Neptune, woodcut initials and red Neptune Rex seal. The decree reads, “Whereas by our Royal condescension we decree that our trusty and well beloved Norman Cliff has this day entered Our domain and has been rightly and duly initiated with all form and ceremony as our subject on board Indian Naval Ship Delhi. We do hereby charge all Sharks, Whales, Eels, Dolphins, Gollywogs, Pollywogs, etc. to abstain from eating, playing with or otherwise maltreating his person. And We further direct all Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Globetrotters and Landlubbers who have not crossed the Equator of Our Royal domain to treat him with respect due to on of Our loyal subjects. Given at Our Court on the Equator this fifth day of June 1950 in longitude 92.” Signed at the conclusion by Jawaharlal Nehru and Norman Cliff. The Neptune Rex Ceremony was a traditional line-crossing ceremony performed to initiate sailors into the Kingdom of Neptune upon their first crossing of the Equator. The tradition may have originated with early Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian vessels passing notable headlands. By the eighteenth century, there were well-established line-crossing rituals in the British Royal Navy, United States Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy. In near fine condition.
Eton Square : January 9, 1859
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria appointing George Markham Giffard, Hunton Rodwell and Henry Hawkins to her Counsel Learned in the Law. One page, approved and signed by Queen Victoria at the head of the page, “App. Victoria R.” In near fine condition.
: November 29, 1870
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria granting John R. Davidson a license to plead in Manchester at a trial for conspiracy. One page folded with the white paper Royal Seal to the front page. Signed by Queen Victoria at the top of the document, “Victoria R.” In fine condition.
: June 25th 1798
Rare military appointment signed by King George III appointing David Byron Davis Esq. as Captain of Company in a Regiment of Foot, commanded by Col. Andrew Cochrane Johnston. One page partially printed on vellum with the Royal Seal to the upper right corner and dated June 25th 1798. Signed by King George III in the upper left corner, “George R.” In very good condition.
Rare autograph letter signed by King George III regarding the payment of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards. Signed “George R” in the upper left corner of the document. The letter is addressed to Councillors Dudley Ryder and Thomas Steele, joint Paymaster Generals of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces of the United Kingdom and notifies the recipients of the arrival of “the sum of twenty-six thousand and fifty four pounds…to be due to our Royal Regiment of Horse Guards for their pay from 25th December 1789 to 25th December 1790.” In near fine condition.
Rare autograph letter signed by King George III in 1772. One page, written in German, the letter is addressed to Frederic III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, conveying warm regards and words of friendship. Affixed to the original transmittal envelope with the royal seal stamped in red wax. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Rare Collection of Original Photographs and Documents from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon
Rare collection of original photographs and documents from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon. Included are three original large-format White House photographs of Nixon as President, the presidential couple, and Vice President Gerald Ford; a press credential tag allowing access to the Nixon/Agnew headquarters on Election Night Nov. 7th 1972, a pro-Nixon metallic silver sash bearing the slogan “President Nixon. Now more than ever”, a collection of candid photographs from inaugural celebrations and protests including snapshots of Nixon, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart among others; a pro-Nixon button, a notepad from the Committee For the Re-election of the President, two scripts from the Presidential Inauguration, and a copy of the staff directory for the Inaugural committee. In near fine condition. A remarkable collection.
Rare framed collection of official medallions and pins from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon of 1973. Contents include a gold chain link bracelet bearing a medallion with the Presidential Seal, six small presidential pins, two elaborate gold pins bearing the presidential seal, an Inaugural Committee Staff Ribbon with Inaugural medallion, and a gold necklace bearing a medallion with Nixon’s portrait in profile. Housed in a custom shadow box frame lined with blue velvet. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 14 inches.
Rare Original Dinner Program Signed by Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill below his iconic Yousef Karsh portrait
Rare original Cartier-printed program from the dinner held in honor of Winston S. Churchill at the Waldorf Astoria on Friday, March 15th 1946. Quarto, gilt embossed coat of arms of the United Kingdom to the front panel, the first page features a full-page photogravure of Canadian photographer Yousef Karsh’s iconic portrait of Churchill, “The Roaring Lion” which in May 1945 was featured on the cover of Life magazine. Signed by Churchill beneath his famous likeness, “Winston S. Churchill.” In 1941, after Churchill’s address to the Canadian Parliament, Karsh had but a moment to photograph him and daringly removed the cigar from Churchill’s mouth, memorializing the staunch leader’s stern expression with the image he captured at that very moment. Churchill later said to Karsh, “You can even make a roaring lion stand still to be photographed,” which led Karsh to name the portrait “The Roaring Lion.” Containing two excerpts from two of Churchill’s most memorable speeches: his first speech as Prime Minister and his June 4th 1940 speech following the evacuation of Dunkirk. In fine condition. Rare and desirable, signed only ten days after Churchill delivered his famous ‘Iron Curtain Speech’ in Fulton, Missouri declaring: “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere.” In fine condition.
First edition program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Signed by William Rehnquist and Byron White who administered the oaths of office
Washington, D.C : Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies 1993
Original program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on January 20th 1993. Octavo, original wrappers with the gold Presidential seal to the front panel. Signed on the front panel by William Rehnquist who administered the oath of office to President Clinton and Byron White who administered the oath to Vice President Albert A. Gore Jr. In fine condition with two stamps postmarked ‘Inauguration Day January 20th 1993’ to the front panel.
Boston : Small, Maynard and Co 1907
Early printing of Booker T. Washington’s first major work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With best wishes of Booker T. Washington, Tuskeegee Ala. Feb. 12, 1909.” In near fine condition.
"I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people": First Edition of Decision Points; Signed by President George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Henry A. Kissinger and John McCain
New York : Crown Publishers 2010
First edition of George W. Bush’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Henry A. Kissinger and John McCain on the half-title page. Powell was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. Kissinger briefly served as the chair of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States to investigate the September 11 attacks in 2002. McCain served as a United States Senator and was the Republican nominee in 2008. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by W.G. Cookman.
First Edition of "this Cornerstone of American Political Journalism" Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart and Illustrator Ralph Steadman
San Francisco : Arrow Books 1973
First edition of the author’s third book and hallmark of campaign journalism. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by Hunter Thompson on the half-title page and subjects, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart and illustrator, Ralph Steadman. Fine in a near fine first issue price-clipped dust jacket with the white boarder around the photograph of Thompson and McGovern on the rear panel. The book is notable for its introduction not only to the candidates of 1972 but also its early glimpses of future political leaders. Gary Hart of Colorado, who served as McGovern’s campaign manager and would later run for and win a seat in the United States Senate, and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, who would himself capture the 1976 Democratic nomination and Presidency. A unique example with this collection of signatures.
First Editions of Each Volume in Schlesinger's Monumental Work The Age of Roosevelt; Each Signed by Him
The Age of Roosevelt. Complete Three Volume Set: Volume I The Crisis Of The Old Order 1919-1933; Volume II The Coming Of The New Deal; Volume III The Politics Of Upheaval.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Company 1957-1960
First editions of the historian’s Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy on the Age of Roosevelt. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth. Each volume is signed or inscribed. Each are near fine in near fine price-clipped dust jackets.
"Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed": Signed Photograph of Mahatma Gandhi
Rare signed photograph depicting Mohandas K. Gandhi in profile with his palms pressed together, inscribed in Gujarati (“[Truth at all costs]”) and signed in English M.K. Gandhi on the image in blue ink. With an autographed letter signed from Amrit Kaur, the secretary to Gandhi and later Health Minister of India, to Sgt. John McAleer, written on Gandhi’s behalf, enclosing the signed photograph and responding to his letter (“…Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or colour she may be clothed…”), 2 pages, Poona, 5 March 1946, with envelope; photograph of Gandhi and another in rickshaws being pulled by a ceremonial guard, stamped and inscribed “Bhullo chien Desia” on the reverse; and a newspaper cutting; altogether five items mounted and framed together. In very good condition with the inscription faded. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 16.5 inches. A nice collection with noted provenance.
New York : Scribners 1999
First edition of George H. W. Bush’s life and letters. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by both George Bush and his chief of staff John Sununu on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Fontana. Jacket photograph by Alexanders of Houston.