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Theresa, Maria (1717-1780)

Content autograph letter signed “offensive reasons against our holy religion”

The only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, ruling from 1740 until her death in 1780. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress. Autograph letter signed “Maria Theresia”. 2 pages, bifolium, 6.0 x 7.5 inch, golden edge, n.p. (Vienna), n.d. (1763/1764). To the Hungarian court chancellor, Count Franz Esterházy (1715-1785), about a work published by the Hungarian historian Adam Franz Kollár von Keresztén, who later became director of the Vienna court library - probably the "Casparis Ursini Velii de bello Pannonico libri decem" (Vienna 1762), in which the succession to the throne of the House of Habsburg in Hungary is dealt with. In German, in full: „Lieber Graf Esterhazy. nachdeme mir hinterbracht worden, das das buch, welches Kollar herausgegeben, nebst andern, auch einige anstössige gründe gegen unsere heilige Religion enthalten solle, so ist dieser zweyffel genug, das ihme, wie bereits hier geschehen, den befehl ertheile die einfuhr dieses buchs in hungarn, in so lang bis dessen innhalt genau werde untersuchen lassen, nicht mehr zu gestatten … übrigens ist meine gedanckens art der nation durch die 23 jahr als regire, genug bekant worden, da allein durch liebe, und vertrauen, von derselben jene hilff, und mittel, gesuchet, welche der Staatt, des königreichs eygne erhaltung, und die wohlfahrt meines haus erfordert haben. ich erwarte von der nation auch noch anitzo die nembliche bereitwilligkeit, welche mich in stand setze, nicht allein des königreichs sicherheit zu befestigen, sondern auch dessen insassen noch weiters meine wahre mütterliche wohlgewogenheit in allen gelegenheiten ferners zu erkennen zu geben …“. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else fine condition. Adam Franz Kollár de Keresztén (1718-1783) was a jurist, Imperial-Royal Court Councillor and Chief Imperial-Royal Librarian, a member of Natio Hungarica in the Kingdom of Hungary, a historian, ethnologist, an influential advocate of Empress Maria Theresa's Enlightened and centralist policies. His advancement of Maria Theresa's status in the Kingdom of Hungary as its apostolic ruler in 1772 was used as an argument in support of the subsequent Habsburg annexations of Galicia and Dalmatia. Kollár is also credited with coining the term ethnology and providing its first definition in 1783. A letter of fine content!

Price: $ 2,425 / € 1.950

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Theresa, Maria (1717-1780)

Autograph note signed

The only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, ruling from 1740 until her death in 1780. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress. Autograph note signed with initials. 2 pages, recto and verso, 4.5 x 7.5 inch sheet of paper, n.p. (Vienna), n.d. (1764). To the Hungarian court chancellor, Count Franz Esterházy (1715-1785), about a work published by the Hungarian historian Adam Franz Kollár von Keresztén, who later became director of the Vienna court library - probably the "Casparis Ursini Velii de bello Pannonico libri decem" (Vienna 1762), in which the succession to the throne of the House of Habsburg in Hungary is dealt with. In German, in full: „ich glaube mit disen zettul eine grosse langmuth und mässigung zu bezeigen allein je grösser selbe ist desto weniger will sie längers mehr fortsetzen dan entlich wurde es eine schwachheit. daraus wan er nicht glaubt das meine besondere gnad erkennt wird und nichts mehr, weder von dem buch geredet noch von mir begert werde, und mit mehrers eyffer und erkantlichkeit in denen lands sachen mir an die Hand gegangen werde, so verbiette ich ihme einen usage davon zu machen. die geistlichkkeit solle jetzt ihren eyffer bezeigen dan sie allein alles verdorben und sollen die schartten auswetzen die sie in mein herzen bilig verursacht.“ Horizontal fold, slightly discolored, else fine condition. Adam Franz Kollár de Keresztén (1718-1783) was a jurist, Imperial-Royal Court Councillor and Chief Imperial-Royal Librarian, a member of Natio Hungarica in the Kingdom of Hungary, a historian, ethnologist, an influential advocate of Empress Maria Theresa's Enlightened and centralist policies. His advancement of Maria Theresa's status in the Kingdom of Hungary as its apostolic ruler in 1772 was used as an argument in support of the subsequent Habsburg annexations of Galicia and Dalmatia. Kollár is also credited with coining the term ethnology and providing its first definition in 1783.

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) + Beatrice, Princess (1857-1944)

Imperial cabinet photograph signed by both – finest exist

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photograph, 7.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p. 1879 August 9. Cabinet photo by Arthur J. Melhuish, Portman Square.  An unusual private photograph showing Queen Victoria leaning on a fur coat and smiling and whilst Princess Beatrice is also smiling holding a parasol. Signed “+ Victoria R.I. Aug: 9-1879- and “Beatrice” in dark fountain pen ink. Minor corner wear. Some stains, else good condition. Very uncommon photograph of a smiling Queen, she rarely smiled for photographs after the death of her husband Prince Albert (1861). The Queen had stated that her youngest daughter Beatrice was the one light in her life after the death of Prince Albert. Maybe the finest signed photograph of the Queen and the Princess you can hope to find.

Price:  $ 3,495 / € 2.690

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

Impressive signed Imperial Cabinet Photograph

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photo, 13.0 x 8.5 inch, n.p. (Aix-les-Bains), 1890, gold bordered, depicting the Queen and her family in the South of France. Signed “Victoria R.I. 1890” in dark fountain pen ink. Photo taken by Numa Blanc fils, Cannes Monte-Carlo. The photo itself is in good condition, the mount has damages to the edges, price accordingly. Queen Victoria visited Aix-les-Bains three times from 1st to 22nd April 1885, from 6th to 28th April 1887 and from 26th March to 22nd April 1890 - staying at The Maison Mottet (Villa Victoria).

Price:  $ 2,015 / € 1.550

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Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)

Impressive Imperial cabinet photograph signed

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Impressive imperial cabinet photograph signed “William I.R. Lowther 19/ XI 1902”. 5.5 x 8.5 inch photograph on original 7.5 x 11.75 inch photographers mount. Photograph by T. H. Voigt, Bad Homburg as printed on verso. The Kaiser wearing British Field Marshal's uniform and the sash of the Order of the Garter while staying at Lowther Castle, home of the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. Mounting residue on verso, minor corner and handling wear, else good condition. Provenance: Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill, Lord in Waiting to King Edward VII. and Lord Chamberlain at the time of his Coronation in 1902. Impressive signed photograph with fine provenance.

 

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)

Impressive oversize signed photograph

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Signed photograph “Wilhelm I.R. Weihnacht 1927”. 10.0 x 13.5 inch, Dorn (barely visible below Wilhelm’s handwriting), signed in blue colored pencil. Impressive half-length portrait in uniform. Handling wear, slightly trimmed, else good condition. Uncommon in this size.

 

 

Price: $ 1,090 / € 850

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