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Charles Chaplin (1889-1977)

Pencil self-portrait on an octavo album leaf, signed and dated also in pencil "Sep. 30th 1931". An attractive small sketch (head and shoulders) showing the "little man" with his characteristic bowler and moustache. [Maggs catal...

Cologne Chronicle

An original leaf from "Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coelle printed in 1499 by Johan Koelhoff in Cologne. Contemporary colouring." [Information from label affixed to mat.] Matted and framed between two sheets of Plexiglas, area visib...

Cuneiform Tablet of Amar-Suen [King of Ur]

Clay tablet (43x51x15mm) with economic text and figures from the first year of the reign of King Amar-Suen. The impression on reverse with a pictorial cylinder seal depicting a seated figure is a rare, early example of pictorial printing.

Edward IV Loses a Case

Edward IV (1442-1483). King of England. Royal Letters Patent in the name of Edward IV, the Inspeximus (confirmation) of a decision made by the Barons of the Exchequer concerning entitlement to a stall (selda) in the Parish of St. Mary le Bow in th...

Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England

Privy Council Letter of her reign, addressed to the High Sheriff and Commissioners for the Musters of the County of Norfolk, ordering them to levy a force of 100 men to serve in Ireland because of "the contynuance of the troubles there."...

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