BURTON, Sir Richard Francis, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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BURTON, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890). Explorer and orientalist.
Extraordinarily brief Autograph Letter Signed to ?'Dear Brother Glover', 1 page 16mo (heavy traces of mounting to the reverse), Athenaeum [Club], 17 October no year. As the illustration will show, the letter consists of one word: 'Yes'. Letters of such brevity are rarely seen on the market. This one is far superior to Shaw's 'No, damn you' which we saw some years ago.
 Because the letter has been pasted down to a mount in the past the surface is now a little cockled.
[No: 24718]


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