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[ John Samuel Agar, portrait painter and engraver. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. S. Agar') to Rudolph Ackermann, apologising for the poor quality of 'Fashions' [ie. fashion plates] executed on his behalf by 'Mr. Cheesman', and discussing Pistrucci's

Author: 
John Samuel Agar (1773-1858), painter and engraver [ Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), London book and print seller; John Vendramini (1769-1839), engraver; Benedetto Pistrucci (1793-1855), medallist ]
Publication details: 
Stafford Place [ 59 Stafford Place, Pimlico, London ]. 24 January 1822.
£220.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with two postmarks (one of Pimlico), to 'R. Ackermann Esqre | 101. Strand -'. On aged and worn paper, with one short closed tear. A good letter, full of content revealing of Ackermann's business and the art trade in general. The first paragraph reads: 'I am extremely sorry the last Fashions have not met your approbation. The inflamed state of my eye rendered it impossible for me to engrave them myself, and I calculated on the known talent of Mr. Chsman [i.e. Thomas Cheesman (1760-1834)] to be my substitute.

Autograph Signature ('Ada Negri') by the Italian poet Ada Negri, beneath an eight-line manuscript poem in her hand, titled 'Saluto ai combattenti'.

Author: 
Ada Negri (1870-1945), Italian poet
Ada Negri (1870-1945), Italian poet
Publication details: 
Dated in pencil in another hand '14/6/918 [14 June 1918]'.
£165.00
Ada Negri (1870-1945), Italian poet

8vo, 1 p. On graph paper. Fair, on aged paper, with traces of mount on reverse. Headed 'Saluto ai combattenti', the eight-line poem (which does not appear to have been published) begins 'O figli' and ends 'l'ora della vittoria'.

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