[ Samuel Butler, later Bishop of Lichfield. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to the London coin dealer William Till, regarding a medal in brass of Aldus the printer.

Author: 
Samuel Butler (1774-1839), Bishop of Lichfield, classical scholar and antiquary [ William Till (b.1844), London coin dealer; Aldus Pius Manutius, printer ]
Publication details: 
Shrewsbury. 7 November 1833.
£90.00
SKU: 19406

1p., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with two postmarks (one from Shrewsbury), and chipped seal in red wax, to 'Mr. Till | 17 Greqat Russell Street | Covent Garden | London'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He enquires whether Till 'has now, or ever has had a medal in brass, nearly 2 inches in diameter, bearing on the obverse the head of Aldus the printer, with this inscription Aldus Pius Manutius R. & on the reverse a Dolphin & Anchor with the words [Ancient Greek: 'speude bradeos']'. He enquires because 'he wants to ascertain a point in biography, & would be glad to purchase the medal if it is not very high priced'.