Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos. Lupton') from the English mezzotint engraver and artist Thomas Lupton [Thomas Goff Lupton] to 'Trench' [Richard Chenevix Trench?], regarding a collection of French autographs brought from Paris by 'Mr. Lucas'.

Thomas Lupton [Thomas Goff Lupton] (1791-1873), English mezzotint engraver and artist [Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), poet and divine]
Publication details: 
4 Keppel Street, London. 15 July 1842.
SKU: 11675

3pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. A friend of Lupton's 'has just arrived from Paris with a few choice matters, among others is as I understand an extraordinary Collection of Autographs'. Lupton told his friend that Trench was 'no buyer, but from your knowledge of such matters you could advise him'. The autographs 'consist of official documents connected with the Custom House & Police from the time of the first revolution (1790) to the present date, and about a hundred letters'. They include 'an autograph of Napoleon as Emperor Louis Phillipe [sic]', also 'Phillip [sic] d'Egalite Genl Moira & most of the noted men in the Chamber of Peers'. If Trench comes to town 'the Books are at 3 Salisbury Street Strand at Mr. Lucas, and he will be at home from 1 oClock to 5'. He is 'In a devil of a hurry', and concludes by sending his 'kindest regards to the Cooper Family'.