Autograph Letter signed ("Wm Mitford") to his publishers Cadell & Davies, regarding proofs for AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES OF HARMONY IN LANGUAGE
Price: 150.00 USD
Exbury: 1802. One page, in ink. 1 vols. 5-3/4 x 7-7/8 inches. Mitford (1744-1827), historian and author of the THE HISTORY OF GREECE (1784-1810) published the 2nd, much expanded edition of AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES OF HARMONY IN LANGUAGE in 1804. He writes to his publishers Cadell & Davies, "I have not received here the proof sheet of THE INQUIRY which you promised me. I propose to be in Cork Street agagin on wednesday, & I shall be obliged to you if you will let me find mr Gilpins's Catalogue of Drawings on my table when I arrive ... " Cadell & Davies published the Sale Catalogue of Gilpin's drawings in 1802; Mitford was an old friend of his from Surrey. Small cellotape repair to left edge, lower half of sheet (with loss of address on verso) excised.