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Hume, David (1711-1776) and (Rousseau, Jean Jacques, 1712-1778)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
96
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$18,368$15,500

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

Description:

Hume, David (1711-1776) and (Rousseau, Jean Jacques, 1712-1778), Autograph letter signed, October 25, 1767, one page, to the Secretary of State's office, St. James, one page, concerning the failure of the government to adequately care for a group of important letters lent to the government and now being recalled by Hume, 4to, (very good to excellent).

Text in full: "Sir, I doubt not, but you remember, that when I had the pleasure of meeting you at Wickham about two months ago, I mentioned to you the Affair of Mr. Rousseau's Letters to me; the originals of which I had send to Mr. Maty, to be preserved in the Musaeum. As the Curators did not think proper to give them place, I wishd [sic] to recover Possession of them, and Mr. Maty promised to send them to me: But has always neglected it. I should be much obliged to you, if you woud [sic] put him in mind of it…..PS. I should be glad to know whether Dr. Maty ever proposed the Affair to the Curators."
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Very good to excellent.

Keywords

Maty, Jean Jacques, Secretary of State, Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Modern philosophy, Philosophes

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