ROST, Reinhold. 17197

£65

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to Canon Moor, providing family news, his forthcoming visit to Stockholm (during which he hopes his son can stay with the canon), describing a visit to Brighton to confer with one of the Shah’s ministers about an exchange of publications between the India Office and Teheran 3 pp. 5 x 4 inches, fine. 1 Elsworthy Terrace, Primrose Hill, 28 July 1889. Reinhold Rost (1822-1896), German born orientalist, secretary to the Royal Asiatic Society (1863-69), librarian at the India Office (1869-1893). “I never dreamt when I read Xenophon at school that I should in my old age negotiate with a live Persian Minister through the medium of French.”