TREATY

[Sir Edward Thornton, diplomat.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edwd Thornton') to Viscount Castlereagh, writing from Sweden, to which he has travelled in HMS Victory, asking for a knighthood for negotiating the first treaty between Britain and Russia.

Author: 
Sir Edward Thornton, Count of Cassilhas in the Portuguese nobility (1766-1852), diplomat [Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (1769-1822), Tory foreign secretary]
Publication details: 
Stockholm. 7 December 1812.
£280.00

5pp., 4to. On two bifoliums. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, with slight wear and creasing at the foot of both bifoliums, and labels from previous mounting still adhering. Headed 'Private'.

[Extradition 1880; Pamphlet] Official Copy. The Practice and Procedure in the Extradition of Criminals between Her Majesty's Government and Foreign States.

Author: 
[Extradition, 1880]
Publication details: 
London (HMSO), 1880.
£175.00

22pp., 8vo, blue wraps, sl. crumpled, small amount of foxing, mainly good. Eleven copies listed on COPAC, only British copies listed on WorldCat (no USA).

[Printed.] Treaty, of Defensive Alliance between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia. Signed at St. Petersburgh, the 18th of February, 1795. Published by Authority.

Author: 
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1795]
 Defensive Alliance between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of  Russia
Publication details: 
jLondon: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1795.
£120.00
 Defensive Alliance between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of  Russia

4to, 16 pp. Stabbed as issued. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. With remains of green thread and original green plain wraps. In double column, with the English and French texts of the treaty in parallel. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at Oxford and the British Library.

[Printed pamphlet.] Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia. Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. Published by Authority.

Author: 
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1793]
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1793.
£125.00
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia

4to, 8 pp. Stitched. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. In remains of original blue plain wraps. In double column, with the French and English texts in parallel. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the British Library.

[Printed pamphlet.] Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia. Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. Published by Authority.

Author: 
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1793]
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1793.
£125.00
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia

4to, 8 pp. Stitched. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with dog-eared corner. In original blue plain wraps. In double column, with the French and English texts in parallel. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the British Library.

[Treaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation reported in] Gazette Nationale ou Le Moniteur Universel, no.332.

Author: 
[Alexander MacGillivray (1750-1793), leader of the Creek (Muscogee) Indians from 1782]
reaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation
Publication details: 
28 Novembre 1790
£56.00
reaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation

Disbound, paginated [477]-484, some staining but otherwise text in good condition, clear and complete report of the Treaty on p.[477], with a Note Historique sur Mac-Gillivray.

Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armaments, between the American, French, British, Italian and Japanese governments, signed by eleven of the plenipotentiaries, including three prime ministers (Macdonald, Briand and Wakatsuki).

Author: 
J. Ramsay Macdonald; Aristide Briand; Reijiro Wakatsuki; Charles F. Adams III; Dwight W. Morrow; [London Naval Conference, 1930; Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armaments]
Publication details: 
London; 27 April 1930.
£500.00

8vo, 34 pp + blank last page. Unbound and stapled. Fair, with central vertical fold, on slightly-aged paper, with light staining to the first and last pages. Signed on the first page by [three Americans] Henry L. Stimson; Charles F. Adams III; Dwight W. Morrow; [one French] Aristide Briand; [two British] J. Ramsay Macdonald; A. V. Alexander; [one Italian] Giuseppe Sirianni; [and all four Japanese representatives] Reijiro Wakatsuki; Takeshi Takarabe; Tsuneo Matsudaira and Matsuzo Nagai.

One Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Batsch'), three Typed Letters Signed (two 'Batsch.' and one 'Ernst Batsch'), all to Bower; with two typed book reviews by Batsch (one marked 'translation').

Author: 
Rear Admiral Ernst Batsch (1879-1948) of the Imperial German Navy [Sir Graham Bower KCMG [Sir Graham John Bower] (1848-1933)]
Publication details: 
All items between 1930 and 1932. The first two letters from Kurfuerstenstrasse Nr.81.b, Berlin, W.62; the last two from Enzianstrasse Nr.1, Berlin-Lichterfelde, W.
£650.00

An interesting correspondence, from one maritime expert to another, casting light on German naval attitudes in the period following the Great War. Batsch's father, Admiral Karl Ferdinand Batsch (1831-1898), is regarded as one of the founders of the German navy. Bower, who served for twenty years in the Royal Navy, retiring in 1884 with the rank of Commander, is best known as Imperial Secretary in South Africa at the time of the Jameson Raid. Following the First World War he established himself as an expert in international law relating to naval matters.

Votes of the House of Commons. Jovis 17. die Jan. 1711. [Including the transcript of a letter to the House of Commons from Queen Anne, dated 'St. James's, 17. January, 1711.']

Author: 
W. Bromley, Speaker [Votes of the House of Commons, 1711; Queen Anne; Treaty of Utrecht]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Samuel Keble at the Turk's Head in Fleetstreet, and Henry Clements at the Half-Moon in S. Paul's Church-yard. 1711.
£56.00

Printed in small type on both sides of a leaf of laid paper, roughly 31 x 20 cm. Text clear and complete. On aged, worn and grubby paper. Closed tear to upper corner (not affecting text). At head of first page: '[39] Numb. 17'. At head of second page: '[40]'. The Queen's letter, of 28 lines, is placed in the midst of a report of the House's business.

The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen.

Author: 
W. Bromley, Speaker [Address of the House of Commons to Queen Anne, 1711; Treaty of Utrecht]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Samuel Keble at the Turk's Head in Fleetstreet, and Henry Clements at the Half-Moon in S. Paul's Church-yard. 1711.
£56.00

Printed on one side of a leaf of laid paper, roughly 30 x 19 cm. The address itself is 45 lines long. Text clear and complete. On aged, grubby and worn paper with closed tear to margin (not affecting text). A response to the Queen's 'Speech from the Throne', expressing happiness at 'the Succession of the House of Hanover, as limited by Parliament, upon which the future Security of Our Religion, Laws, and Liberties, depends'. Also refers to 'the Just and Honourable Peace Your Majesty has in View', and 'the best Way to bring this Treaty [of Utrecht] to Good Effect'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Duval') to 'Monsieur Le Commandant de la Station anglaise Vis-a-vis les côtes du dit départment.'; with copy by Duval (signed by him) of General La Barolière's 'Ordre du jour', at the start of the Peace of Amiens.

Author: 
Le Citoyen Duval, Capitaine d'artillerie Commandant Militaire des Côtes du Département du Calvados [Jacques Marguerite Pilotte, baron de La Barolière; Treaty of Amiens]
Publication details: 
Duval's letter: 'le 19 Vendemiaire au 10e. de la république Française' [10 Oct. 1801]. The copy of La Barolière's letter: dated the previous day [9 Oct. 1801]. Both items on letterhead of the Inspection des Côtes Maritimes, Département du Calvados.
£850.00

Each item on a piece of laid paper roughly 33 x 21 cm, and each with the same letterhead (with manuscript additions in square brackets] of the 'Armée d[e L'Ouest] | Liberté Égalité | [14e.] Division Militaire | Inspection des Côtes Maritimes. | Département du Calvados.' Both items in very good condition: on lightly aged and creased paper. Both in French.

[Handbill] "Progress of the Movement"

Author: 
[International Arbitration]
Publication details: 
A. Ireland and Co., Printers, Manchester [1872]
£150.00

One leaf, 4to. On the recto (headed "Progress of the Movement") the motion Henry Richard has given notice of in Parliament is quoted and discussed as well as other initiatives taken round the world, concluding with the American Peace Society "working energetically . . . [holding] meetings . . . to celebrate the Victory of the Washington Treaty . . . addressed by . . . . Elihu Burritt . . . and other eminent men." On the verso (headed "International Arbitration.

Part of an Autograph Letter, missing signature page, to "Wellesley", prob. a Richard Wellesley.

Author: 
Stratford Canning. The Treaty of Vienna.
Publication details: 
Vienna, 21 February 1815.
£850.00

Four pages, 4to, incomplete, fold marks, some tears on folds, complete and legible, as follows: "It is perfectly true. I am indeed, my dear Wellesley, the most faithless of correspondents. And towards you too! You, who deserved so different a treatment at my hands. . . . My time has passed away for the last four months in such an odd sort of bustling, hurrying, half occupied, half dissipated way . . . Will you believe that till yesterday I had not written a syllable to Gally Knight [see DNB] for the last four months?

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