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Autograph Letter Signed ("Mat Prior"), to Edward Southwell by  Matthew Prior - Hardcover - 1709 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Autograph Letter Signed ("Mat Prior"), to Edward Southwell

by Prior, Matthew

Condition: Creased from prior folding, remains of former mount at fold. In a custom blue cloth case


Plantation Office, 1709. 2 pp. pen and ink on folded bifolium with integral address leaf, docketted. 4to. Creased from prior folding, remains of former mount at fold. In a custom blue cloth case. 2 pp. pen and ink on folded bifolium with integral address leaf, docketted. 4to. Autograph letter from poet and diplomat Martthew Prior (1664-1721) to Edward Southwell (1671-1730), who at the time of this letter was commissioner for the Board of Trade and Plantations. Prior congratulates Southwell for his safe arrival in Dublin as chief secretary to the new Viceroy, the Duke of Ormond, and comments on faults found in a letter received from Southwell ("... these are faults in Stile which I hope nothing could have occasioned but the Charivari of Kettledrums, Trumpetts and Hazza's, and which I expect should be corrected as your thoughts grow more sedate ..."). Provenance: the descendants of Richard Monkton Milnes, Lord Houghton (Christie's, 29 June 1995, lot 364); Robert S Pirie (bookplate, acquired from Roy Davids, 1998)



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 304146
  • Title: Autograph Letter Signed ("Mat Prior"), to Edward Southwell
  • Author: Prior, Matthew
  • Format/binding:2 pp. pen and ink on folded bifolium with integral address leaf, docketted. 4to
  • Book condition: Used - Creased from prior folding, remains of former mount at fold. In a custom blue cloth case
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Place: Plantation Office
  • Date published: 1709
  • Keywords: British | British
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; History, Travel & Geography;


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