Lot 263

Jussieu (Antoine Laurent, de)

Three letters, two signed in French, black-brown ink, 1) signed (‘a. de Jussieu’), to geologist Girolamo Guidoni in Massa Carrara, communicating that geologist De Labèche inviting colleagues for a meeting to discuss fossils, letterhead of ‘Administration du museum d’histoire naturelle, au Jardin du Roi’, also signed ‘desfontaines directeur’ and ‘L Cordier’), some browning and foxing, centre fold, Paris, 7 July 1829; 2) signed ‘de Jussieu’, to unspecified lady, apologising for missing her visit, some browning and foxing, Paris, 31 August 1827; 3) unsigned, in Latin, unspecified addressee, concerning flora, Jussieu’s name inked to verso, some browning, n.d.; including steel-engraved portrait of de Jussieu with biographical information, little waterstained, v.s. (4)

Estimate: £150-£200