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[ Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier. ] Autograph Signature ('Gambier'), given immediately after the Battle of Basque Roads.

Author: 
Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier (1756-1833), 1st Baron Gambier, Lord Commander of the Admiralty and Governor of Newfoundland
Publication details: 
'Given on board the Caledonia in Basque Roads 17 April 1809.'
£30.00

On piece of 6 x 12 cm laid and watermarked paper, cut from an order. In fair condition, aged and worn. Above the good firm signature, in another hand, is: 'Given onboard [sic] the Caledonia in Basque Roads 17 April 1809'. At foot, in a nineteenth-century hand: 'Gambier's autograph'. Gambier's actions during the battle, the victory in which was credited to him rather than Lord Cochrane, led to a Court Martial. Gambier was exonerated, and Cochrane's naval career ended.

[Pamphlet; Inscribed by Author] Discours d'Ouverture et Raport sul La Pouesio Occitano

Author: 
[Jean-Marie Vinas] Douctou Vinas
Publication details: 
Société Archéologique, Scientifique & Littéraire de Baziers (Herault) Beziers: Imprimerie Générale, Barthe, Soueix. Bourdou et Rul..., 1911.
£80.00

28pp., 8vo, green printed paper wraps, sunned, chipped, contents good condition. "Séance Publique pour la Distribution des Prix des Concours de l'année 1911 | Présidence de M. le Docteur Vinas." INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR apparently in Basque. WorldCat lists only one copy (a Beziers collection).

[Pamphlet} The Basques and the Communists

Author: 
Matxin de ONDARTZAPE
Publication details: 
Euzko Deya (England) Ltd, 1939.
£145.00

Printed wraps, [16]pp., 12mo, wraps grubby and chipped in on corner, contents also grubby in parts and detached from rusted (staining) staples (no longer present), closed tear on one page, pinholes (slightly larger), through several pages, poor[ish] condition but complete. COPAC and WorldCat list only two copies each. Scarce.

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