Sir Archibald Alison

Alison, Sir Archibald

advocate and historian (1792-1867). Autograph letter signed. Possil House (Glasgow). 8vo. 1 page mounted on larger backing paper.
$ 215 / 200 € (90438/BN60140)

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.

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Alison, Sir Archibald

advocate and historian (1792-1867). Autograph manuscript. No place or date. 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium. Mounted to larger backing paper.
$ 483 / 450 € (90439/BN60141)

According to a collector's note, these are "References" for his multi-volume work "The History of Europe From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons" with passages in Latin, French and English: "At the siege of Toulon, horrible atrocities of the Republicans. They murdered an old man of 84 only because he had 18.000.000. Alors vraiment said Napoleon a un tel spectacle Je me crus a la fin du Monde [...]". - The "History of Europe" proved a huge commercial success: by 1848, 100,000 copies had been sold in the United States alone.

It was translated into French, German, and even Arabic. - Added and mounted to the same backing paper is an autograph letter fragment signed by the judge and scholar Lord John Murray (1778-1859): "Yours very respectfully [...]"..

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