Letterpress sheet with old ink ms, fleur de lis watermark, 295 x 200mm (11½ x 8"), and lithographed portrait, printed area approx 150 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Creases, stains etc [notepaper only].
A unique notepaper with printed name and titles of Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme (1654-1712) and inscribed with a note in manuscript, signed by the Duke during the War of the Spanish Succession, instructing that the bearer be given free passage due to his being in no fit state to fight on account of his injuries. Given at the Camp St. Bendetto in Italy on the 26th April 1703. The Duke of Vendome was a French military commander during the War of the Grand Alliance (between France and a European alliance, 1688-97) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Lithographed portrait by Delpech.
[Ref: 38623] £420.00