16371

ORDER FOR HAWKSWORTH’S WORKS OF DEAN SWIFT

MACARTNEY, George

Autograph Letter written to the Bookseller Dodsley? ordering a set of the newly published Hawksworth edition of Dean Swift’s Works.

Published
Whitehall

Description
Single sheet, 4to., written in a neat sloping hand, holograph, laid down on backing sheet.

£150.00

SKU: 16371

Product Description

George Earl Macartney (1737-1806), born in Ireland, later sent as an Embassy to China, account of which was published by George Staunton. This letter is to order a set of the newly published Hawwksworth edition of the Works of Dean Swift in 12 volumes (1755) to be sent to him via the Epsom Stage Coach. With a footnote he adds a request also for a set of Samuel Johnson’s ├▒The Rambler├« in 6 volumes which he requests to sent to his Whitehall address.