Lot 35: Leemans (Conrad, orientalist and museum director,
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Leemans (Conrad, orientalist and museum director, 1809-93) 6 Autograph Letters signed to John Lee of Hartwell, 18pp. with address panels, sm. 4to & 8vo, 1 in French, the rest English, Leiden, 29th December 1835 - 20th May 1866, on a variety of antiquarian topics, including, conveying thanks for a copy of Henry Tattam's Lexicon Aegyptiaco-Latinum, 1835, working on the Reuvens library and Leiden Museum responsibilities, sending a manuscript to Leiden for Dr Weyers to compare with one at the museum etc., letters stamped "B.R.A.", British Records Association and sold by Sotheby's in the 1930s, folds, browned. ***John Lee, of Hartwell (1783-1866), antiquary, collector of oriental manuscripts and astronomer..