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White, Gilbert (1720-1793)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
200
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

White, Gilbert (1720-1793), Four autograph letters, two addressed to his brother: the first dated July 12, 1775, four pages, discussing various topics, including the dissection of a cuckoo, and his book, text in part: "When do you publish? I can't be ready before spring: my engravings will take up time. My books must consist of a series of letters, & a journal of incidents for some given year, both together composing the Nat.Hist. of this parish. I shall add the most rare plants; & say somewhat on the antiquity...," (fold separations, signature cut out); the second fragmentary, dated 1775, two pages, discussing plants, landscaping, and family members, signed, (good); one to his niece, Miss White of London, dated April 6, 1789, three pages, including a request for annual seeds, signed; the fourth a letter addressed to Molly, dated April 10, '82, three pages, discussing various acquaintance, (signature cut out); sold together with an autograph note written in the third person extending an invitation to coffee, undated, with folio case, (laid down to cardstock, fold separation, paper loss to lower edge from wax seal [present to reverse], spotting); (all with some handling wear), (5 items total).
Estimate $700-900

Keywords

London, Autograph, Book, Foolscap folio

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