BUSH

[Edward Peploe Smith of the East India Company.] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Peploe Smith') to John Trotter

Author: 
Edward Peploe Smith (1803-1847) of the East India Company, son of the Member of Parliament and East India Company director George Smith (1765-1836) [John Trotter (1788-1854) of Bush and Castlelaw]
Publication details: 
Ghazeepore [Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India]. 17 March 1844.
£35.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In frail state, on aged paper with chipping and closed tears, and loss at the head of both leaves. The letter is addressed to 'John Trotter Esq | The Bush | near Edinburgh' and begins: 'My dear Trotter, | My better Half having expressed our delight at being again as it were, in possession of our old friend Bush, in the very admirable representation which has, thro' your kindness just reached us, I have only to echo her acknowledgment & thanks.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Kitto') from the author and missionary John Kitto to the American biblical scholar Rev. Dr George Bush, enclosing a printed prospectus for his 'A Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature', about which he appeals for assistance.

Author: 
John Kitto (1804-1854), Cornish religious author and missionary [Rev. Dr George Bush (1796-1859), American, biblical scholar, pastor and abolitionist]
Publication details: 
Letter dated 20 Manchester Terrace, Islington, London. 28 February 1843. Prospectus by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, and undated.
£220.00

A 4to bifolium, with the two-page printed prospectus on both sides of the first leaf, and the two-page letter on both sides of the second. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with light staining at the head of both leaves. The prospectus is headed: 'Preparing for publication, | (To form, when completed, one thick volume 8vo,) | A Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature, By John Kitto, Editor of "The Pictorial Bible," &c. &c.

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