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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WITH SWIRL SIGNATURE, TO CHARLES ROBERT COCKERELL
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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WITH SWIRL SIGNATURE, TO CHARLES ROBERT COCKERELL
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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WITH SWIRL SIGNATURE, TO CHARLES ROBERT COCKERELL
agreeing to buy drawings from "the Barone" ("...1 of Athens, 1 of Cape Colonna, 2 of Constantinople, four of the Road, and two of any parts of the Bospherus & Hellespont which may suit his taste...") and leaving Cockerell to settle "the when, the where, the how, and the how much", one page, blue paper, 8vo (186 x 125mm), [Athens], 27 December 1810, endorsed with a note on the sum agreed and receipt of funds from Byron on 20 April 1811, tear to lower corner affecting text, frayed at edges, spotting 
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Provenance

Sale, Sotheby's London, 11 December 1997, lot 142; sale, Christie's, 8 June 2005, lot 47

Catalogue Note

A letter concerning the purchase of drawings during his Grand Tour, written when wintering in Athens. Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863) was among his companions during this period. Cockerell was an old schoolfellow of John Cam Hobhouse who went on to become President of the Royal Institute of Architects.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London