[ John Pringle Nichol, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. ] Autograph Signature ('J. P. Nichol') on part of letter to Sir David Brooks.

John Pringle Nichol (1804-1859), Scottish educator and astronomer, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow
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Without place or date.

On 3.5 x 9.5 cm piece of paper cut from letter. In good condition, with gum from mount on blank reverse. Reads: '[...] your list? - Believe me | Ever & respectfully yours | J. P. Nichol | Sir David Brooks'.

Prospectus, with extensive list of subscribers annotated in manuscript, for the second part of Lipscomb's 'History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham'.

George Lipscomb [John Bowyer Nichol; The Gentleman's Magazine]
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J. B. Nichols and Son, 25, Parliament-street.' [London.]

Four paginated pages of small type in a quarto (25 x 20 cm) bifolium. Attractively printed on paper watermarked 'T EDMONDS | 1834'. Unbound. Good: lightly aged and creased. On the first page the author announces the publication of the second part, 'with great regret for the delay which has unavoidably intervened in the publication, from causes impossible for him to have forseen'. The succeeding three pages consist of the double-column list of subscribers, headed by 'Patron.

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