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  • “YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE GREAT CRUSADE, TOWARD WHICH WE HAVE STRIVEN THESE MANY MONTHS”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE: With an original dinner program honoring Eisenhower

    EISENHOWER, Dwight D.

    Crusade in Europe.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.

    Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is number 836. With a rare original dinner program from the Michigan Post Army Ordinance Association Spring Dinner held in honor of Eisenhower and Major General Everett S. Hughes held on June 3, 1946 at the Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit laid in. Both Eisenhower and Hughes spoke at the dinner and the program includes brief biographies of both Army Generals. Fine in the original acetate jacket and in the original slipcase which is in very good condition. A nice example with noted provenance.

    Price: $5,000.00     Item Number: 123942

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  • Rare Elaborately Illuminated nobility diploma signed by King Charles II Of Spain

    KING CHARLES II OF SPAIN. [DON CARLOS],.

    King Charles II Of Spain Autograph Signed Manuscript.

    Madrid: May 28, 1699.

    Rare elaborately illuminated nobility diploma signed by King Charles II of Spain, appointing Don Martin Damian Mendizabal the title of Marquis of Torre Gines. Quarto, bound in full red contemporary velvet covered boards with two metal clasps, containing five illuminated leaves, two fully illuminated in color with the Royal coat of arms and portrait of King Charles II, text in Spanish. Signed by King Charles II,  “Yo el Rey” and additionally signed by several Royal secretaries. Bound with a printed manuscript of the Oath of Fidelity to the King of Spain with Royal stamps dated 1701 and with two autograph letters laid in, the first dated September 17, 1701 and signed by Philip V, and the second addressed to the Marquis. Exceptionally rare.

    Price: $12,500.00     Item Number: 107920

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