New York: 1835.
A.L.S., 4to, 1 page, New York, June 23rd 1835, informing the recipient of his brother's immanent trip to Europe, in full: "Let me make you acquaintance with my brother Judge Irving, who after working the greater part of his life immersed in law ... and the routine of the court ... has suddenly taken the interest to visit Europe and see the world. As it will all be a new and strange world to him, I will thank you to give him sure hints towards seeing to advantage that part which lies in your vicinity." Set into a white matte with two openings, accompanied by a vintage steel engraving of the author, and placed into a black and gold wooden frame to 23.5" x 18.75". Two small spots at the right-hand margin which is actually the "show-through" from the integral address leaf with wax seals (on verso). A Xerox copy (included) indicates that the recipient of this letter is Dr. Chester R. Leslie. Fine condition.
American short-story writer and diplomat best remembered for such classics as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Condition: Very Good