Lot 88: MORSE, SAMUEL F.B. Autograph Letter Signed, "Sam'l F.B. Morse," to historian Benson John Lossing, mounted at upper edge of title-page

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November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
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Description: MORSE, SAMUEL F.B. Autograph Letter Signed, "Sam'l F.B. Morse," to historian Benson John Lossing, mounted at upper edge of title-page of Samuel I. Prime's Life of Samuel F.B. Morse. The letter, agreeing to accept a visitor. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; horizontal folds. The book, 4to, 1/2 morocco with marbled boards, worn; joints cracked, owner inscription on front blank, newspaper clipping mounted to upper edge of iii. first edition. "Locust Grove" [Poughkeepsie], 17 September 1862; the book: New York, 1875
Notes: "Yours of yesterday I have this moment received on my return from New York.
"It will give me great pleasure to see the gentleman with you at my house whenever it is convenient for you to pay me a visit. . . ."
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Swann Auction Galleries
November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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