Autograph Letter Signed ('J. C. Loudon') from the Scottish botanist John Claudius Loudon to the bookseller 'Mr. Jones', of the firm Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, Finsbury Square, London.

J. C. Loudon [John Claudius Loudon] (1783-1843), Scottish botanist, garden designer and editor [Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, booksellers, Finsbury Square, London]
Publication details: 
Bayswater House; 28 May 1818.
SKU: 11304

2pp., 4to. On a bifolium, with the main text on the recto of the first page, and the postscript with the address on the verso of the second. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Tipped-in onto leaf removed from an autograph album. The book he enquired after on the previous day was 'any spanish work translated into french or English Interlineally for a beginner in that language'. He has seen German and Italian books 'so translated', and will be grateful if Jones can suggest a Spanish one. He is sending 'Dr: Spikers shoes', and will 'send a letter in a day or too, say on Monday next, when I shall surely have got an answer from Taylor as to my book. Qy. if he does not take it, wd. it be worth while shewing it to your people?' Loudon's 'Remarks on the Construction of Hothouses' had been published 'Printed for J. Taylor by Richard and Arthur Taylor' the previous year. There is no record of any work by Loudon published by Lackingtons.