DIFFUSION

[Lord Brougham, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Lovejoy', regarding a 'proposed Institution' and any assistance he can give by means of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Author: 
Lord Brougham [Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868)], Lord Chancellor [Owen Lovejoy (1811-1864), American abolitionist; Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge]
Publication details: 
Calehill, Charing, Kent; 29 October 1840.
£600.00

At the time of writing Brougham was recuperating from a serious illness, and trying to dodge the Chartists, who were reorganising under new leadership. 4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. The letter begins: 'Lord Brougham presents his compliments to Mr Lovejoy and assures him that it would give him very great satisfaction if he could be of any service to the proposed Insttitution – to which he heartily wishes every success.

[Printed pamphlet in series 'Reprints of Useful Knowledge, No. 30.'] On the Mode of Teaching the Surd, or Deaf and Consequently Dumb to Speak.

Author: 
William Thornton, M.D. [Volta Bureau, for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge relating to the Deaf, Washington City, U.S.A.; Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia]
Publication details: 
Printing Department, Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Penn. 1904. [Reprinted from the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, (Philadelphia), 1793, Vol. III, pp. 262-319.]
£40.00

11pp., 12mo. With photographic reproduction of a painted portrait of Thornton on a loosely-inserted leaf of shiny art paper. Stapled into light-blue printed wraps. In good condition, lightly-aged, with rusted staples. Shelfmark, labels and stamp of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Uncommon.

[Printed circular in facsimile of manuscript.] The Case of Count Valerian Krasinski.

Publication details: 
'London. August 27th. 1841.'
£220.00

2pp., 4to. Fair, on aged and creased paper. Facsimile of closely and neatly written manuscript. Begins by describing how Krasinski 'has resided in England about ten years', having come to the country 'on a diplomatic mission from the National Polish Government.

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