Lot #464
Lord Byron Autograph Letter Signed

Extremely rare autograph letter by Lord Byron
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Estimate: $3000+

Description

Extremely rare autograph letter by Lord Byron

Highly influential British poet, politician, soldier, and adventurer (1788-1824) who takes a place as the most colorful literary figure of the Romantic era; his works include such classics as Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Rare ALS signed “N. B.,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, April 16, 1823. Handwritten letter to Mr. Hislop, in full: "I thank you—it is all very well—but as I am entirely of your opinion as to the servants being leagued together, I desire that you will apply to the Consul General (I have already written to him this day) or to the police—and state the facts, and take what steps may be proper in the case. I authorize you to do so. I do this to save time—and I beg you to make what haste you can." On the reverse is a deposition sworn by Rebecca Cole, evidently unrelated to the letter. In very good to fine condition, with creasing, overall soiling, and an area of repaired paper loss to the left edge. Byron is very rare in handwritten letters.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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