Lot 954: Brunel, Marc Isambard



2015-09-16 14:11:52

Lot 954: Brunel Marc Isambard: (1769-1849) French Born Engineer, Settled In England, Known For His Achievement In The Construction Of The Thames Tunnel. A.L.S., M. I. Brunel, One Page, 4To, Rouen, 22Nd November 1829, To Benjamin Delessert, In French. Brunel Informs His Correspondent That He Will Soon Leave Rouen And Expects To Be At Calais The 6Th Or 7Th, And From There To London, Further Reproducing And Forwarding Part Of A Letter He Has Received, In English, Stating '…Increases His Price To ?300 Per Yard, Which Is The Price Which Our Own Part Costs, And He Will Not Give Any Security As He Offered A Pretty Denouement Before The Public And Before Government.' And Continues Himself Saying 'Although I Have Never Been Feeling Any Anxiety About The Final Performances, It Is Always Satisfactory That Having Matters Changed In Such Way, I Was Not Involved In It. Nevertheless I Do Not Intend To Let Things End This Way. The Impostor Must Be Revealed And Those Who Have Collaborated Be Known.' With Integral Address Leaf, Bearing To The Verso A Red Wax Seal. Small Loss Of Paper To The Last Page As A Result Of The Opening Of The Letter. Vg Benjamin Delessert (1773-1847) French Industrialist, Banker And Philantropist International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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