advocate and historian (1792-1867). Autograph letter signed. Possil House (Glasgow). 8vo. 1 page mounted on larger backing paper.
$ 216 / 200 €
Reply letter to a Miss Lyon: "I have much pleasure in acceding to your request, and remain my dear Madam / Yours faithfully A. Alison". - Alison's expansive multi-volume work "History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons" proved a huge commercial success, and 100,000 copies had been sold in the United States alone by 1848. It was translated into French, German, and even Arabic. - Some brownstaining, with collector's note to backing paper.