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Autographs and Historical Documents

Other Foreign Notables
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Lot 118
  Maria Theresa [Theresia] (1717-1780)., Archduchess of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740-80), only female ruler in the Hapsburg dynasty (650 years), daughter of Charles VI, mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, and Marie Antoinette.

MsDS in Latin, matted to 8½" x 12½", Vienna, 1755 Jan 24. Writes to a Cardinal Joanni Jacobo of the Holy Roman Church, boldly signed "Maria Theresia", no formal translation. Very well preserved, Fine, not formally translated. Matted (with cutout on back of frame showing integral address leaf and mostly complete Royal seal) with hard-colored engraved portrait on horseback and engraved steel biographical plaque, framed to an overall 21½" x 25½".
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 119
  Schweitzer, Albert (1875-1965)., French/German physician, missionary, musicologist and philosopher, Nobel Peace Prize (1952).

ALS in German, 8" x 10½", 1½pp., Lambarene, Gabon, 1963 Oct 23. To American author and Schweitzer biographer, Norman Cousins, thanking him for the donation of a large part of the royalties from his book, The Words of Albert Schweitzer, and expounding on the evils of atomic weapons, his joyful reaction to the treaty of Moscow, and his opinion that "Kennedy was very brave. He knew, that in many circles in the U.S.A. people were not at all inclined to negotiate with the East." Signed "Yours devotedly, Albert Schweitzer". Schweitzer has also written his name as part of the letterhead. Accompanied by an English translation, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 120
  Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von (1838-1917)., German inventor, aviation pioneer, and soldier; first notable builder of rigid lighter-than-air airships, source of generic term "zeppelin".

LS in German, 6" x 9", Friedrichshafen, 1903 September. Letter addressed to the Commissionsrat Silvani in Hamburg. In part "…please do not deny the humble request to read through the printed material…", filing holes at left, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 121
  Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von (1838-1917)., ALS in German, 5" x 7½", 2pp. [two sides of same leaf], Berlin, 1868 February 28. Writes to a Mr. Werkentin re "…a decision about furniture" for "…the Prince's rooms", signed "G F. Zeppelin", acknowledgment by "W" on integral blank leaf. Minor edge tears at folds, Fine, with English translation.
Estimate 600 - 800
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