Lot 451: Gladstone, William



2015-09-16 14:07:21

Lot 451: Gladstone William: (1809-1898) British Prime Minister 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94. A.L.S., W E Gladstone, Two Pages, 8Vo, Carlton Gardens, 20Th February 1850, To Richard Michell. Gladstone Thanks His Correspondent For Having Sent Him His Bampton Lectures And Explains That He Has Not Had A Period Of 'Comparative Leisure' To Peruse Them With Care, Although Remarking 'I Have Already Read Enough Of Them To See That In Presenting Me With The Book You Have Supplied Me With An Employment Which Will Be Full Of Interest'. With Blank Integral Leaf. About Ex Richard Michell (1805-1877) English Clergyman And Academic. The Bampton Lectures Have Taken Place At The University Of Oxford Since 1780. Concentrating On Christian Theological Topics, The Lectures Have Traditionally Been Published In Book Form And On A Number Of Occasions In The 19Th Century Created Great Interest And Controversy. In 1849 Michell Delivered The Bampton Lecture Entitled The Nature And Comparative Value Of The Christian Evidences.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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