[ William Maskell, connoisseur and book collector. ] Autograph Letter Signed, inviting an unnamed recipient and 'Mr. Stokes and Mr. Ayre' to visit him and view his book collection.

William Maskell (1814-1890) of Broadleaze near Devizes, Wiltshire, Roman Catholic convert and liturgical scholar
Publication details: 
Broadleaze [near Devizes, Wiltshire. 15 September [1886?]
SKU: 16499

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-discoloured paper with wear to one corner. Year of writing unclear. The letter suggests a time for a visit by the three men. Regarding Ayre and Stokes he writes, 'I can only hope they will not form too high expectations of seeing most wonderful books: but such as they are, some few must prove of interest.' He concludes by giving an address to which he will send letters should 'this not reach you'.