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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Typed letter signed “I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events…”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed letter signed “M. Teresa mc”. 6.0 x 8.25 inch. Calcutta, 1990 September 12. Missionaries of Charity address-stamp at the top. Addressed to Peter Gibbs in North Yorkshire, UK. In full: “Dear Peter Gibbs, Thank you for your letter. I am sorry for this delay in replying. I appreciate your desire to help the needy children. But I am sorry I cannot sign the cards for the auction. I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events nor contribute to such events in any way. We fully depend on Divine Providence for all our needs and God has been a wonderful Father to us. He will prove Himself a Father to the needy. The cause for which you are holding the auction is a good one and so it will speak for itself. I shall pray for you all that’s God’s blessing may abide with you in all that you are doing for the children in need.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Tilly, Johann Tserclaes Count of (1559-1632)

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Field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War. From 1620-1631 he had an unmatched string of important victories against the Protestants. A Swedish cannonball took his life at Rain. Along with Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein of Friedland and Mecklenburg, he was one of two chief commanders of the Holy Roman Empire’s forces in the first half of the war. Letter signed "Johann grave von Tilly". 2 pages (recto and verso), 7.75 x 12.75 inch, Pirna, 1627 April 26. Probably to a nobleman who had hitherto failed to meet his demand for lodgings and horses for two companies and a contribution. He seriously recalled this demand and had authorized his troops to procure the necessary quarters and horses themselves. Restored right edge, handling and corner wear, recipient name crossed out, else good condition. Also included is a fine lithographic portrait of Tilly.

Price: $ 2,145 / € 1.650

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Tito, Josip (1892-1980)

Signed photograph

Longtime leader of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980. Crystal-clear matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 inch photo of Tito in a suit and tie. Boldly signed in fountain pen and dated 8.VI -1964 in his hand. Minor horizontal crease in the middle of the photo, slightly discolored at the bottom, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

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Tito, Josip (1892-1980)

Signed photograph

Longtime leader of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980. Crystal-clear matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 inch photo of Tito in a suit and tie. Boldly signed in fountain pen and dated 8.VI -1964 in his hand. Minor horizontal crease in the middle of the photo, slightly discolored at the bottom, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

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Trotsky, Leon (1879-1940)

Typed letter signed in German

Trotsky was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. He was one of the leaders of the Russian October Revolution, second only to Lenin. During the early days of the Soviet Union, he served first as People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs and later as the founder and commander of the Red Army and the People's Commissar of War. Typed letter signed “With best regards, Yours, L. Trotsky”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Kadiköy (Istanbul), 1931 June 1. Letter to Comrade Shachtman, in full (translated): "I received a letter from the Fischer publishing house today stating the absolute impossibility of reprinting the first volume, but at the same time suggesting reserving a serial publication of the second volume for the New Yorker Volkszeitung (Peoples' Newspaper). The publishers are also willing to provide you with the German translation and will I hope be more interesting in workers' circles than the first. The New Yorker Volkszeitung could print a few essays giving a brief resume of the events described in the first volume and then do the serial publication of the second volume. I think this would be a very good solution to the problem. If you agree to this, please write to Dr. Bermann, Fischer Publishers, and express the gratitude he deserves for this cooperation, for I must really say that the Fischer publishing house is really the only decent publisher I know, not excluding the Americans." With light creasing to the upper left corner and staple holes, else fine condition. Trotsky's three-volume History of the Russian Revolution, translated into English by Max Eastman, was published in 1932.

Price: $ 2,390 / € 1.850

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Warren, Earl (1891-1974)

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American jurist and politician who served as the 30th Governor of California (1943–1953) and later the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953–1969). Typed letter signed “Earl Warren”. 1p., 7.25 x 8.5, Sacramento, 1952 December 11. Addressed to Mr. Seymour E. Allen in Springfield. In full: “Because of my busy schedule since returning to California, this is the first opportunity I have had to write and thank you for the opinion expressed by you in an article in the Springfield Daily News, copy of which was sent to me by Lester Wisler of Oakland. I want you to know I appreciate your confidence in me. Slightly discolored and minor stains, bottom probably slightly trimmed, else good condition.

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Rare signed engraving

1st Duke of Wellington was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes. Engraved portrait signed “Wellington”. 11.25 x 14.0 inch, 9.25 x 12.0 inch visible, matted in cream-colored to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75. Engraving is removable affixed with photo corners. Below image printed “Engraved by H. T. Ryall Historical Engraver to the Queen” and “From M. Claudets Daguerreotype Portrait”. Signed in black ink by Wellesley. Strong breaks at the top, minor hole in the middle of engraving, probably slightly trimmed, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,010 / € 780

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Autograph letter signed

1st Duke of Wellington was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes. Autograph letter signed “Wellington”. 2pp. (recto and verso), 4.5 x 7.0 inch, London, 1827 October 9. Recipient is Lady Cecilia De la Touche, a member of an Irish Huguenot banking dynasty. The letter in full: “I am very much flattered and obliged by your kind recollection of me my dear Lady Cecilia; and return you my thanks for your present which I should prize as you’d  wish, and as a token of your remembrance Believe me ever yours”. Mailing folds, handling wear, parts of the folds broken, else good condition.

Price: $ 375 / € 290

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