French admiral and explorer (1729-1811) who famously conducted a circumnavigation of the globe in a scientific expedition in 1763. ALS in French, signed “Bougainville,” one page, 7 x 9.25, January 12, 1791. Untranslated. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.
Commemorative cover with a cachet and inlaid medallion honoring the 25th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, 8 x 4.5, signed in black ballpoint by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition.