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[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].
[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].
[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].
[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].
[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].

[C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].


Autograph letter signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted [Brondsted] (1780–1842), Danish diplomat, philologist, and archaeologist of ancient Greece writing to London publisher William Nicol.

Brøndsted discusses proof sheets and the manuscript for his book The Bronzes of Siris Now in the British Museum; An Archaeological Essay, printed in London in 1836 by Nicol for the Society of Dilettanti. The letter references Nicol’s father, George Nicol, the celebrated bookseller to King George III and publisher of John Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery.  Brøndsted writes (in full):

I suppose that at least one, possibly two of the sheets are ready for me and I beg you to deliver to my servant what you have to send. I wish likewise to receive again the sheets of the manuscript copy which was left upon your table when I saw you the day before yesterday. Let us now go on, dear Sir, with all possible speed. My best compliments to your father.

Brøndsted first visited London in 1826 when he came to study the Elgin Marbles, sculptures taken from the Parthenon and housed at the British Museum. His study of that marble frieze was an important part of his book, Travels and Researches in Greece (1826–1830), based on his extensive travels and research in that country. In 1815 he was made Knight of Dannebrog, so here signs his letter “Chr. Brondsted,” i.e. Chevalier Brøndsted.¹


Description: [C.1836 Autograph Letter Signed by Peter Oluf Brøndsted, Danish Diplomat and Archaeologist, to London Publisher William Nicol].

[Likely London, c.1836]. [1]p. ALS. Sm. 8vo. Bifolium with integral address leaf. Folds; remnants of wax seal; some toning and foxing; Very Good.

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Note. 1. “The Chevalier Bröndsted” in The Gentleman’s Magazine (London), August, 1842, pp211–213.


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