Lot 262

Italian physicists and botanists.-

Signed letters (‘G Tineo’, ‘F. Scarpellini’ and ‘Feliciano Scarpellini’, ‘Salvatore Mancino’ and ‘Carl Hartman’), in Italian and English, by 19th-century scientists mostly addressed to physicist Filippo Parlatore. Giuseppe Tineo writes about hurricane which struck Palermo and the damages caused, postal stamp, slight browning, few light ink stains, address to verso, folds, Palermo, 1 June 1846; two letters by Feliciano Scarpellini, one to unspecified addressee mentioning the Accademia dei Lincei, one to Mons. Niccolai, first with left margin little chewed, marginal spotting, second foxed and browned, folds, tear to right-hand margin of second leaf, address to verso, 22 October 1815 and 4 August 1818; Salvatore Mancino writes to Parlatore about the latter’s work on botanist Philip Barker Webb and mentions young botanist Agostino Todaro, slight browning, folds, address to verso, Palermo, 27 September 1856; Carl Hartman to Parlatore on parcel with flora samples which hasn’t arrived and potential visit to Tuscany, little thumbing, loss to right-hand margin, address, seal and post stamp to verso of second leaf, Gävle, 25 November 1856, v.s. (5)

Estimate: £120-£180