Superb Samuel Butler Autograph Letter Signed
1p of a bifolium, 4.5" x 7", London, dated July 12, 1893. Boldly signed "S. Butler." Addressed to an unnamed Lord, regarding a visit to pay his respects.
"July 12, 1893
I hasten before leaving to thank you for your very kind letter, & to say that I shall gladly embrace any opportunity of paying my respects to you in person that your Lordship may be good enough to afford me on my return. I am, my Lord, with much respect,
Written in black ink on personal stationery. With flattened mail folds and light soiling at the folds.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an English writer, best known for his Utopian satirical novel Erewhon (1872) and coming-of-age story The Way of the Flesh. Apart from his writing, Butler also studied Italian art and Christian orthodoxy.
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