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    Emperor Yoshihito Manuscript Letter of State Signed in Japanese, three pages, 9" x 12", separate sheets. It is countersigned by a Japanese minister. The text is bordered in black, 6" x 8", with the royal crest, the kiku (chrysanthemum) in gilt at top center of the first page. One horizontal fold not affecting signatures. Heavily creased on the outside edge of each page not touching text. Mounting remnants on fourth page. Pages attached to each other in the blank margins with two metal eyelets. Yoshihito was Emperor of Japan from 1912-1926. Accompanied by a 3.5" x 5.5" 1914 postcard photograph of the Emperor and a 4" x 5" color portrait on cloth.

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    February, 2008
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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