Autographed Letter Signed

WILSON, John [a.k.a. Christopher North] (1785 - 1854)

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Date Published: 1849

Description: 3 pages, 7.25 x 4.5 inches, October 30, 1849. In this letter, Wilson requests that the recipient advise a group attending his forthcoming lecture "not to give any detailed report of what I say...I hope they will grant this request and will not think that I am in any way interfering with their intentions or duties..." Together with an 11.5 x 8.25-inch mezzotint portrait of Wilson as professor of moral philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, and a smaller mezzotint, 9.75 x 6.25 inches including the wide borders, as Christopher North in his sporting jacket. The larger mezzotint has a small closed tear on the right edge and light foxing at the bottom. The smaller mezzotint has glue and paper remnants at the edges on the back. The letter has a small notation in pen at the upper left corner of the first page and paper remnants on the final blank page. All three items are in very good(-) condition.

Comments: Scottish poet, essayist, and critic; friend of Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, and de Quincey.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 251476

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