[Adolph Saphir, Hungarian Jew who became a Free Church of Scotland minister.] Autograph Letter Signed (‘A Saphir’), asking ‘Mr Maclaren’ to give his writings a ‘little impulse’ in Edinburgh.

Adolph Saphir [Aaron Adolph Saphir] (1831-1891), Christian polemicist, a Hungarian Jew who settled in England as a Free Church of Scotland minister
Publication details: 
25 October [no year, but after 1880]. 57 Ladbroke Grove W. [London.]
SKU: 24047

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition; with slight traces of mount on blank reverse of second leaf. Folded twice. He begins by explaining that he was ‘not able to call before leaving Edinburgh’, as he was ‘much harried at last’. He asks him if he ‘could do anything to bring my books into notice in Edinburgh’, and especially the new edition of his ‘Christ Crucified’ (the book went through six editions between 1873 and 1893): ‘As Xmas time is approaching you may be able to do them a kind turn.’ He is ‘at present more dependent on literary income, but irrespective of this I am anxious that these books should not be overlooked - perhaps you can give them a little impulse’. He concludes by stating that he is sorry to leave ‘dear Edinburgh’. In a postscript he states that ‘McLarens [Sermon?] is the best Scotch [Sermon?], I ever used! or heard, & more worth [sic] than ten millions of “Scotch S. 1880”. How is it sold for circulation?’