WRAXALL, Sir Nathaniel William. 10016

£100

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A long Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Jenkins at Shepton Mallet, praising Mrs. Colston’s book, particularly her account of travels in the Eastern Pyrenees, with other literary observations, recommending Moore’s Loves of the Angels, Laurent’s Tour in Greece and Turkey, and Mrs. Aikin’s book on James I, and mentioning his own Memoirs. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches, legible and in good condition, address panel (Cross Post, Cheltenham postmark), red wax seal. Charlton, 10 February 1823. Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1751-1831), author of historical memoirs, writes at length (”I have written a Pamphlet, instead of a Letter”) on literary matters and his current reading: “There are some few Errors in the two Volumes [by Mrs. Colston], but not half as many as in my ‘Memoirs of my own Times’. Petrarch had a baptismal name. He was called Francesco Petrarca…”