KIDD, John. 19068



Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Kidd’, surrounded by “five Imps …two of them …analysing the intricacies of the four conjugations”, referring to his current work on “notes on diferent Mineralogical subjects”, lectures, and his forthcoming book. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, marginal tears, light toning and defects, otherwise sound. 20 October 1808. Uncommon. John Kidd (1775-1851), physician, chemist, and geologist, is probably referring to his Outline of Mineralogy (1809). “I do not intend to publish my little book by subscription; for it is bad enough I am afraid already, & that perhaps would make it be thought still worse of.”