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Lot 439

Letters.- Lear (Edward), 2 Autograph Letters (1letter part only) to Lady Wyatt, not signed, 1874, 6pp., 8vo, Bengal, 24th January & 9th June 1874, from India, with some "Nonsense", Matthew Digtby Wyatt's health and travelling in India, folds; and a cut signature of Matthew Digby Wyatt, 8vo (3).

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 Autograph Letters (1 letter part only) to Lady Wyatt, not signed, 6pp., 8vo, Bengal, 24th January & 9th June 1874, from India, with some "Nonsense", "No, I never rode on a Nelephant, & never intend to if I can avoid it - their trunkx frighten me so horridly", the health of Matthew Digby Wyatt, "A day or two back I saw in an English paper that Digby had resigned his place as architect to the India House: - I hope this is from no increase of ill health, but merely a precautionary step towards avoiding overwork", and a description of his travels, "Lucknow is always cold in the winter - abominably so... I went for 10 days walk to Narkanda near Thibet, but the vallies were too enormous & Swiss to please me, - the depths of pine too monstrous:- moreover the paths were simply terrible", folds, slightly browned; and a cut signature of Matthew Digby Wyatt, v.s., v.d. (3).

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 Autograph Letters (1 letter part only) to Lady Wyatt, not signed, 6pp., 8vo, Bengal, 24th January & 9th June 1874, from India, with some "Nonsense", "No, I never rode on a Nelephant, & never intend to if I can avoid it - their trunkx frighten me so horridly", the health of Matthew Digby Wyatt, "A day or two back I saw in an English paper that Digby had resigned his place as architect to the India House: - I hope this is from no increase of ill health, but merely a precautionary step towards avoiding overwork", and a description of his travels, "Lucknow is always cold in the winter - abominably so... I went for 10 days walk to Narkanda near Thibet, but the vallies were too enormous & Swiss to please me, - the depths of pine too monstrous:- moreover the paths were simply terrible", folds, slightly browned; and a cut signature of Matthew Digby Wyatt, v.s., v.d. (3).

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