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SAMUEL AUSTIN ALLIBONE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/14/1865 - HFSID 321468

 
S. AUSTIN ALLIBONE
In this letter, dated in 1865, Allibone hopes readers will enjoy the next volume of his most famous collection, Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
Autograph Letter signed: "S. Austin Allibone", 5½x8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1865. To William A. Bakers, Esq. In full: "I comply with pleasure with your polite request of the 11th. The evidence received from many qualities of are interest in my literary [illegible] is very gratifying to me; and I hope that the second volume of the 'Dictionary of Authors' in which I have been so long engaged, will not disappoint the expectations of its readers. I am dear sir, very faithfully yours." Samuel Austin Allibone (1816-1889) was a voracious reader and prolific American author. Among his works was a massive 3-volume Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, published between 1854 and 1871. From 1879 to 1888 he was librarian of the Lenox Library in New York City. Allibone also wrote and edited Protestant religious works. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased and toned. Seal remnants in top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.


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SAMUEL AUSTIN ALLIBONE
Born: April 17, 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: September 2, 1889 in Lucerne, Switzerland





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