Posted on 4th June 2019
Dealer in autograph letters, historical autographs, manuscripts and much more Sophie Dupré will be bringing a wide range of items from her stock of almost eleven thousand.
Highlights at Firsts London include a rare and important World War II Typed Letter "Many of the brilliant men have already lost their lives" signed by Albert Einstein, Prof Mordecai M Kaplan (Rabbi, Essayist and Jewish Educator) and Dr David de Sola Pool (leading Sephardic Rabbi in the United States, World Leader of Judaism) from 1940.
As the world's leading authority in Royal manuscript material, Sophie is offering:
THE WEDDING OF GEORGE AND MARINA - GEORGE (Duke of Kent, 1902-1942, Son of George V, Uncle of Elizabeth II) & his wife MARINA (Duchess of Kent, 1906-1969, Princess of Greece). This is a marvellous wedding Photo by Bassano signed by both showing the couple standing together in their wedding clothes, she has her veil arranged around her feet and is carrying a bouquet of lilies, he is in full dress uniform with his hand on his sword, 8” x 6”, 29th November 1934.
On 29 November 1934 the couple married at Westminster Abbey. The wedding was followed by a Greek ceremony in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.
VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain). A superb group photo taken at the Coburg wedding of Grand Duchess Victoria Melita to Grand Duke Ernest Ludwig, showing the Queen surrounded by the crowned heads of Europe, the English family is represented by the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchesses of Edinburgh & Connaught, Prince Henry of Battenberg, the Princess Beatrice, Prince Alfred & Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, the German Royals are represented by Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Empress Frederick (Vicky, former Princess Royal), Princesses Victoria & Irene of Hesse, the Romanian Royals include Crown Prince Ferdinand and Crown Princess Marie, and the Russian Imperial House is represented by Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Grand Dukes Serge & Paul, Grand Duchess Ella and Vladimir, 10” x 7½”, Coburg, April 1894.