SYMMONS, Charles. 9786

£75

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Davies, Bookseller opposite Catherine Street, Strand, offering to pay half the expense of publishing “a few large paper copies of my Life of Milton”, and commenting on the market for such books. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, seal tear repaired, address panel, minor blemishes only. Postmarked 31 May 1809. Charles Symmons (1749-1826), clergyman and man of letters, author of a Life of Milton (1806) and other works.”As it is very generally known that books in the present day are bought principally by the rich, as a species of elegant furniture, I have no doubt that the speculation of printing some superior copies of my work would perfectly answer in point of profit.”