Lot 158: English auctioneer and antiquary who was a founding father of the famous auction house (1771–1842). ALS signed "S. Sotheby," one page, 7.5 x 9, September 14, 1807. Letter to a potential client. In part: "You may forward us the books as soon as you please; & the moment we receive them we will inform you of the same. We will then lose no time in collectating [sic] them with the catalogue, that you may draw on us for the amt." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and a small tear to the left side.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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