Gary Combs Autographs
Gary Combs Autographs

The Cart is empty
Page 5 of 8

If you would like to be sent a scan of an item for which there is no image, please click an enquire link and select the option to request a scan. To enlarge a thumbnail image, place your mouse over it; click it to reduce it again.
Leopold
Prince Leopold of England. A scarce autograph letter signed Leopold, on crested letterhead, Buckingham Palace, August 3, 1883, by the youngest son of Queen Victoria; he suffered from hemophilia. To the reigning Queen of opera Adelina Patti, the Prince gushes, "Many thanks for your kind letter, & the beautiful photograph you have been so kind as to send me. I admire it very much, though I do not think it quite does you justice." "I venture to send herewith a photograph of myself, which I trust you will accept, though I feel rather presumptious in sending it." "Hoping you are deriving benefits from your visit to your Welsh Castle." Three pages, 8vo. Separation at the fold affects one letter of one word. [ref:5686]
$300.00      add to cart  enquire

Lumiere, Louis
LOUIS LUMIERE. A typed letter signed on Villa-Lumen letterhead, June 12, 1943, by the French pioneer in photography and film production, who with his brother Auguste, created the modern cinema projector, allowing the movie industry to thrive. Here, Lumiere addresses Joseph-Marie Lo Duca, a co-founder of the seminal series Cahiers du Cinema. Concerning Lo Duca's proposed book History of Photography, "I did receive your letter of 10 May letting me know that you were sending me your History of Film, Film Techniques as well as pages 97 through 144 of your manuscript on the History of Photography and Cinematography." "…Said documents arrived some eight days ago only, and my health which is very precarious these days (cataracts make reading more and more difficult and painful) did not allow me to answer sooner (light is taking its revenge for my repeated dares!)" "…As for your manuscript pages…I am taking the liberty to direct you to the few remarks you will find on a separate sheet, under reference numbers. I would be very obliged to you not to mention my name in relation to the remarks you will find in the note enclosed…" "…in answer to your request relative to my first movies, I am happy to offer you, for your International Museum, the print that I entrusted to Mr. Henri Lepage…that print is not to be copied." 1 ½ pages, 4to. With a two-page errata, presumably the one mentioned in the letter. [ref:6106]
$1,500.00      add to cart  enquire

MARIA THERESA
MARIA THERESA An authorization signed Schonbrunn Palace, May 24, 1749, by the ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the only female to do so; she was also the last of the Hapsburg line. Among her 16 children [!] was Marie Antoinette. The statement reads, "This document is to serve as authorization and surety that in Hungary you receive in partial payment 'ex fundo laborum gratuitorum' for the noted arrears seven thousand one hundred and twenty-nine gulden and 78 Kreuzers from Us." 1 page, 4to. Integral blank page attached. [ref:6726]
$1,250.00      add to cart  enquire

MARITAIN, JACQUES
JACQUES MARITAIN A typed letter signed Princeton, June 3, 1958, by the French philosopher, a convert to Catholicism and close friend of Pope Pius VI. His writing revitalized the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. "I thank you most cordially for your gracious invitation to speak at your Newman Club in January or February, 1959." "I would like very much to accept, but unfortunately, and to my great regret, I am prevented from doing so by the condition of my health. My doctor insists that I cannot add to my already overburdened schedule." 1 page, 8vo. [ref:6408]
$125.00      add to cart  enquire

MARY ADELAIDE
MARY ADELAIDE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE A 2 ½ x 4 W. & D. Downey of London carte de visite photograph of the British royal, mother of the future Queen Mary, Consort of George V; she bore a striking resemblance to her first cousin, Queen Victoria of England. [ref:7128]
$50.00      add to cart  enquire

Mary, Queen
QUEEN MARY OF ENGLAND. A scarce 6 ¼ x 10 original Talma & Co. of Sydney, Australia full length photograph signed and by the future Queen, Victoria Mary, 1901 as Duchess of Cornwall and York. She and her husband George, upon the ascension of Edward VII, were sent on a worldwide tour of British possessions. Upon arrival home, they were elevated to the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales. Mounting traces on the reverse. [ref:5192]
$400.00      add to cart  enquire

MARY, QUEEN OF ENGLAND
QUEEN MARY OF ENGLAND An uncommon 8 x 6 photograph signed Mary R., 1945 by the formidable Queen Consort of George V who is shown visiting a wounded soldier at a hospital. Tipped onto the original 11 x 8 ½ photographer's mount. [ref:6818]
$300.00      add to cart  enquire

Metternich, Prince Klemens Wenzel von
Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich A two-page folio manuscript letter signed Metternich, Vienna, March 7, 1835, by the eminence gris of Austrian and European diplomacy for decades. Here a letter to General Consul Ditters von Berks in Leipzig, "...Commander Mathias Meinhard requested the command of the Royal War Office to award him the medal for bravery for his distinguished performance during the siege of Kehl, when he was Royal Lieutenant in the infantry regiment." "I am asking you, dear Sir, [to] respond that, as much as the above Royal Office recognized his good service that raised his rank to Major, the Office did not find any arguments to support his request, since the men's claim of the right to award all bravery medals, rather than leaving it up to some committee, had to be honored..." [ref:4731]
$1,200.00      add to cart  enquire

Metternich, Prince Klemens Wenzel von
PRINCE KLEMENS WENZEL von METTERNICH. A two-page folio manuscript letter signed Metternich, Vienna, March 7, 1835, by the eminence gris of Austrian and European diplomacy for decades. Here a letter to General Consul Ditters von Berks in Leipzig, "...Commander Mathias Meinhard requested the command of the Royal War Office to award him the medal for bravery for his distinguished performance during the siege of Kehl, when he was Royal Lieutenant in the infantry regiment." "I am asking you, dear Sir, [to] respond that, as much as the above Royal Office recognized his good service that raised his rank to Major, the Office did not find any arguments to support his request, since the men's claim of the right to award all bravery medals, rather than leaving it up to some committee, had to be honored..." [ref:6114]
$1,200.00      add to cart  enquire

Mountbatten of Burma
MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA. A typed letter with autograph greeting and closing, on Admiral of the Fleet, crested stationery and signed December 10, 1966, by the last Viceroy of India who was assassinated in 1979. Here to noted artist, Swamy, "Thank you for your letter of 2nd December from which I am very interested to note that you are going to publish a life-sketch book 'Envoy of Peace' in memory of Panditji [Jawaharlal Nehru]." "Although I refuse more than 19 out of 20 invitations to do Forewords this is an occasion I shall certainly accept and I enclose a brief Foreword which I hope will do." "If Shrimati Indira Gandhi [Prime Minister and daughter of Nehru] whished [sic] to propose an changes in the Foreword please tell her to feel at liberty to do so as I want the Foreword to be as useful as possible." 1 page, 4to. WITH the aforementioned Foreword also signed by Mountbatten. The two: [ref:5292]
$400.00      add to cart  enquire

Page 5 of 8

 

Copyright © 2018, Gary Combs Autographs, Inc.