ASSYRIA

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[ Theophilus Pinches; Assyriology ] Autograph Note Signed "Theophilus G. Pinches" to [Royal Society of Arts] aboiut an invitation to a lecture.

Author: 
Theophilus G. Pinches [ Theophilus Goldridge Pinches M.R.A.S. (1856–1934), pioneer British assyriologist.]
Publication details: 
[Embossed] Sippara, 10 Oxford Road, Kilburn, NW, 12 Nov. 1915.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, very good condition, date stamped Royal Society of Arts. "It will give me much pleasure to be present on the occasion of Sir Edwin Pears' paper upon Constantinople, and I beg you to present my thanks to the Council of the Royal Society of SArts for the card they have so kindly sent me. | May I ask the favour for a second card for a lady? Mrs Pinches desires to be present, and I should be greatly obliged."

[ Sir Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist, excavator of Nimrud and Nineveh. ] Autograph Signature ('A. H. Layard').

Author: 
Sir Austen Henry Layard [ Sir A. H. Layard ] (1817-1894), English archaeologist, excavator of Nimrud and Nineveh, and discoverer of the library of Ashurbanipal
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£23.00

On 5 x 9.5 cm. piece of paper, cut from the end of a letter. In fair condition, slightly smudged, with traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Lateran. We shall be there to meet you. | Yours very truly | A. H. Layard'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Wheatley.

Author: 
Edwin Norris (1795-1872), linguist and Assyriologist [Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), bibliographer, editor and London topographer; Frederick James Furnivall]
Publication details: 
17 August 1865. Brompton.
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. Thirteen lines of text. Good. The letter possibly relates to Furnivall's Early English Text Society, founded in 1865. He is enclosing a Post Office Order for a guinea, but, as he 'said to Mr Furnivall last year', he does not consider himself a subscriber, 'wishing to reserve the right of withdrawal in case of finding it inconvenient to pay, which will certainly be the case when I give up my official position'. Nevertheless asks Wheatley to remind him 'when the time comes for collection'.

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