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Moore, Thomas (1779-1852) Two Autograph Letters Signed, 1824 and 1825.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1071
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Moore, Thomas (1779-1852) Two Autograph Letters Signed, 1824 and 1825. The first letter, single leaf inscribed on one page, dated 8 November 1824, to an unknown addressee, mentions Byron, "the whole account of my first [?] with Lord Byron being incorrect. Indeed his entire book is a series of lies "at random strung" upon a slender thread of truth"; the second letter, written on a quarto-format wove bifolium with self-envelope, address panel intact, to longtime friend and London publisher, Owen Rees (1770-1837), concerning a trip to visit Sir Walter Scott, and the subject of a projected publication, Life of Scott, perhaps under the patronage of Lord Lansdowne (1780-1863) and other news. (2)
Estimate $300-400


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Walter Scott, Owen Rees, London, Address, Bisexual men, British people, Byron, Carbonari, English people, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore

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