VERDI QUESTIONS THE INEXPLICABLE ARRIVAL OF “55 BOTTLES OF ROMINO!” AT THE OUTRAGEOUS PRICE OF 1.85 LIRA!
VERDI, GIUSEPPE. (1813-1901). Italian composer; his masterworks include: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853), La Traviata (1853), Don Carlos (1867), and Aïda (1871). Attractive Autograph Letter Signed “G. Verdi”. One page, octavo. [Bugereto?], Italy June 13, 1894. Very fine condition.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ~~ REGRETS HE CAN NOT HELP WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE US COUNSUL TO BORDEAUX
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. (1767-1848). Sixth President of the United States(1825-9); Secretary of State; diplomat and lawyer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John Quincy Adams”, while serving as Minister to Prussia, in his father’s [John Adams’] administration. One fairly full page, quarto. Berlin, May 31, 1800.
GLADSTONE COMMENTS ON THE WINE DUTY
GLADSTONE, WILLIAM E. (1809-1898) British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister (1868-74, 1880-85, 1886 and 1892-94). Autograph Letter Signed “W Gladstone”, as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 2 pages, octavo. April 11, 1853.
THE PIONEER BOTANIST, AND AGRICULTURALIST — LUTHER BURBANK — RECALLS READING THE ”YOUTH’S COMPANION” WHEN NINE OR TEN YERAS OLD AND LAMENTS HE HAS LITTLE TIME TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR THEM, NOTING: ”THE MAKERS OF HISTORY SELDOM WRITE IT”
BURBANK, LUTHER (1849-1926) American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science. Typed Letter Signed, “Luther Burbank,” On his name-imprinted “Burbank’s Experiment Farms” letterhead. One full page, small quarto. Santa Rosa, California. January 17, 1905.