Lot 250: Constantine de Volney

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:50

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Lot 250: French philosopher, abolitionist, historian, orientalist, and politician (1757–1820). Untranslated LS in French, signed "Volney," one page, 7.75 x 9.5, dated "19 Frimaire, an 10" (December 9, 1799, in the French Revolutionary calendar). Letter on botanics, in which he mentions several different types of trees. Some toning and paper loss to edges, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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