Lot 910: Da Alembert, Jean-Baptiste Le Rond



2015-09-16 14:11:45

Lot 910: D'Alembert Jean-Baptiste Le Rond: (1717-1783) French Mathematician, Physicist And Philosopher. A.L.S., D'Alembert, One Page, 4To, Paris, 27Th December 1774, To A Monseigneur [Comte De Maurepas], In French. D'Alembert Asks His Correspondent 'I Enjoy For Several Years Of An Annual Bonus Of 800 For The French Gazette, Which I Get Thank Goodness To Your Predecessors Ministers. I Take The Liberty To Ask You To Accept The Continuation Of Such Payment. I Dare Expecting Confident Your Decision On This Matter...' Written To The Upper Part Of The Letter, In Another Hand, Most Probably That Of His Correspondent, And As A Response To D'Alembert'S Letter 'Surely Not To Remove The 800'. Some Light Foxing, Otherwise Vg. Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux (1701-1781) Count Of Maurepas. French Statesman, Chamberlain Of The Royal Household, Minister Of The Marine, And Director Of The Secret Service. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £500-600
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