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An interesting Autograph Letter Signed, to the Reverend Dr. A Clarke, sending “ a faithful transcript of the inscription I shewed you this morning”, discussing Ancient Egyptian, Chaldean and Syrian scripts, deciphering hieroglyphics, the Rosetta Stone, and related matters

by LAKE WILLIAMS, John Frederick

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23 Duke Street, British Museum, 27 April 1816. 2 pp. with address panel, 1 page inscription transcript, 10 x 8 inches, generally in good condition, a few blemishes. J.F. Lake Williams, author of An Historical Account of Inventions and Discoveries, 2 vols., 1820. Probably Adam Clarke (1762-1832), Wesleyan preacher, commentator and theological writer.


  • Bookseller: Julian Browning Rare Books & Manuscripts GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 16615
  • Title: An interesting Autograph Letter Signed, to the Reverend Dr. A Clarke, sending “ a faithful transcript of the inscription I shewed you this morning”, discussing Ancient Egyptian, Chaldean and Syrian scripts, deciphering hieroglyphics, the Rosetta Stone, and related matters
  • Author: LAKE WILLIAMS, John Frederick
  • Book condition: Used
  • Place: 23 Duke Street, British Museum, 27 April 1816

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