November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
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Lot 102: SCHLIEMANN, HEINRICH. Autograph Letter Signed, "HSchliemann," to an unnamed recipient ("Dear Professor"), in German,(22 views)
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Description: "RECEIVED HERE AS IF I HAD DUG UP THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA" SCHLIEMANN, HEINRICH. Autograph Letter Signed, "HSchliemann," to an unnamed recipient ("Dear Professor"), in German, requesting that he send copies of his work on Troy. 1/2 page, 8vo, with integral blank, pale blue paper; folds. London, 1 July 1875
"You probably received the copy of my work Troy and Its Remains, which I asked Mr. John Murray to send you.
"In return, please send . . . copies of your Discovery of Troy in Hisarlik . . . .
"I was received here as if I had dug up the great library of Alexandria intact. You will find a little vignette about that in the June 26 issue of the Times."