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Lot 338: BURGES, William (1827-81). ALS. Dated 29th October 1850. Signed by a young William Burgess, discussing the plate of Horn of Ulphus in the Monumento Vetusta, in relation to another horn of Mahometan origin, offering to make "a correct drawing of the Cradle" and setting out his terms. 180 x 115 mm, 4pp. An uncommon manuscript. Burges, architect and designer, was to travel extensively in later years and develop an interest in Moorish design. In this letter he expresses his view that the horn is a present form the Caliphate to the Emperor.

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • BURGES, William (1827-81). ALS. Dated 29th October 1850. Signed by a young William Burgess, discussing the plate of Horn of Ulphus in the Monumento Vetusta, in relation to another horn of Mahometan origin, offering to make
  • BURGES, William (1827-81). ALS. Dated 29th October 1850. Signed by a young William Burgess, discussing the plate of Horn of Ulphus in the Monumento Vetusta, in relation to another horn of Mahometan origin, offering to make
  • BURGES, William (1827-81). ALS. Dated 29th October 1850. Signed by a young William Burgess, discussing the plate of Horn of Ulphus in the Monumento Vetusta, in relation to another horn of Mahometan origin, offering to make
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Description: BURGES, William (1827-81). ALS. Dated 29th October 1850. Signed by a young William Burgess, discussing the plate of Horn of Ulphus in the Monumento Vetusta, in relation to another horn of Mahometan origin, offering to make "a correct drawing of the Cradle" and setting out his terms. 180 x 115 mm, 4pp. An uncommon manuscript. Burges, architect and designer, was to travel extensively in later years and develop an interest in Moorish design. In this letter he expresses his view that the horn is a present form the Caliphate to the Emperor.

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