[Hendrik Fagel, Greffier of Holland, to the London bookbinder James Hering.] Autograph Letter from Fagel, giving instructions to Hering regarding the binding of books on Kaspar Hauser and Eugene Arram, and asking about Hauser's activities in England.

Hendrik Fagel (1765-1838), Greffier of Holland, Dutch politician whose library was bought by Trinity College, Dublin [James Hering (d.1836), German-born London bookbinder; Kaspar Hauser; Eugene Arram]
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Hague [Netherlands]. 20 February 1833.

1p., 8vo. On bifolium. Nineteen lines of text. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. A formal unsigned letter in the third person. Docketed on reverse, presumably by Hering: 'Fagel | Feb 20th/33'. The letter begins: 'I beg Mr.

[Mathew Varenne, bookseller, near Somerset House in the Strand.] Engraved bookplate ('H: Hulsbergh Sc.') with inscription 'This Book and all sorts are to be had at Math: Varrenne's at the Senecas head near Sommerset house in ye Strand.'

[Mathew Varenne [Matthew de Varenne; Varens] (d.1726), bookseller at the sign of Seneca's Head, near Somerset House in the Strand, London; Hendrik Hulsbergh (d.1729), London-based Dutch engraver]
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[Mathew Varenne, bookseller at the sign of Seneca's Head, near Somerset House in the Strand, London. Before 1726.]

Note that Varenne's Christian name is spelled with one 't' on the bookplate, and generally with two 't's by later sources. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, tipped in onto a grey paper mount. Engraved on a 12 x 8 cm piece of wove paper, with no margin.

Autograph Letter Signed ('H Fagel') to unnamed male correspondent.

Baron Hendrik Fagel [Henry Fagel] (1765-1838), Dutch Ambassador to London [Holland; the Netherlands]
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Whitehallplace Febry. 16th. 1824'.

4to, 2 pp. Text clear and entire. On aged paper with a few closed tears to extremities and a thin strip of discoloration along one margin on reverse. 'The Royal Netherland Navy have made use of Coaltar for preserving certain parts of vessels of war from decay', but 'the Medical Department in the Netherlands' have confirmed that the use of Coaltar for that purpose has a prejudicial effect on the health of the Ships crews'. Asks to be informed 'of the results of any enquiries instituted on this Subject by order of the British Admiralty'. Docketed 'Netherland's under Secretary'.

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