Lot 446: [Peel, Robert]



2015-09-16 14:07:20

Lot 446: [Peel Robert]: (1788-1850) British Prime Minister 1834-35 & 1841-46. Scarlett James (1769-1844) 1St Baron Abinger. English Lawyer, Politician And Judge. A.L.S., Abinger, Two Pages, 8Vo, New Street, 16Th February 1839, To Robert Peel ('My Dear Sir Robt.'). Scarlett Announces 'I Send By The Bearer A Bottle Of Brandy Which Was A Hundred Years Old When I Found It About Twenty Years Ago' And Continues 'I Cannot Say However That I Think Great Age Is A Recommendation Of This Article As I Have Always Found Good Brandy To Go Very Fast'. Scarlett Also Sends A Bottle Of Mendoza Wine From South America, Adding That He Believes It Is The Only Specimen Which Ever Arrived In England ('That You May Know Whether This Last Is Worth An Honourable Place In Your Cellar') And Concludes 'I Wish You Would Take Some Opportunity Of Tasting Another Bottle Here', Inviting Peel To Join Him On Any Saturday After The 23Rd. With Blank Integral Leaf. About Ex] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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