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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed to William Pengelley, F.R.S., (1812-1894, the geologist of Devonshire), in Torquay, asking him to dine on Tuesday "to meet Mr Symonds and a few friends", and to "kindly bring up an Umbrella which we left at No. 1 Abbey Crescent & which will be sent to you by Mrs Harwood (Lady B's sister) ... We spent yesterday at Torquay but there was no time to call on you", adding "The B[ritish] A[ssociation] come to Exeter - I wrote Plym[ou]t[h] to co-operate - I have heard from Grove. He and Phillips came to the same conclusion independently", 2 sides 7" x 4½", blind embossed crest and 'B', Claremont, Exeter, 2nd March some light traces of laying down by verso, affecting one word (easily supplied), offset at blank foot of verso from a bookseller's catalogue, a little light crumpling on left side, reading unaffected

Item Date:  1868
Stock No:  53470      £165

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph verses signed and titled 'Perpetual Production', musing on the idea that if atoms are indestructible, so perhaps are the thoughts of man, circulating and recirculating, and that even more "The soul, - which is of nobler birth Must live - must live eternally", 40 lines with several autograph alterations, 2 sides 4to., no place, no date, c.

Item Date:  1850
Stock No:  51814      £275

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Collection of 3 letters the first is to to Henry Kane, Consul at Ancona, introducing "Mr Ja's Emerson and Mr Tennent ... who are proceeding to Greece with a desire of rendering their talents and exertions serviceable to the Greek cause ..." asking for his assistance for them, 1 side 4to., London, 1st October 1824, the next letter is to a distinguished group of editors in Paris, whose names are listed on the conjugate leaf, in French with translation detailing his travels, he has returned from "Germany and reckon to stay until February when ... I intend to go to Transylvania and the Slav provinces, to pursue my studies and complete the work of which I send you the prospectus ... The bearer of this letter is Mr James Emerson - He is working on a history of the Greek Revolution - which will certainly be worth more than any other that we have up till now. He knows the terrain and is already well knows to advantage by his writings. He will need to dip into the files of your Greek Committee where no doubt he will find much treasure ...", 1 side 4to., London, 10th December 1829 and the final letter promises to sort out "some of the Pamphlets. If I let you have a vol. at a time - how long would you require it? ..." asking him to pass on a prospectus to Mr Watts and saying that he will "not publish on such a subject unless I can any way to cover cost ... having a tolerable list of subscribers ...", 2 Queen's Square Place, 11th December

Item Date:  1829
Stock No:  21988      £750

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Delightful autograph letter signed to Miss Ronalds, saying "Mrs Bowring sends me your note - throws upon me the awful responsibility of answering it", explaining that "Tomorrow evening is the last evening we shall have with our friend Klentz - Last evenings, they say, should not be extensively social - but sordid - and selfish - thinking only about ourselves & not about others. We must therefore lock up Mr Klentz to morrow evening - & endeavor to extort from him all the confidential things he may have to say - for that long future - perhaps that Ever which is about to separate us. Yours truly", laid down on the conjugate leaf is an interesting cutting about Sir John, (newly knighted in 1854), the letter 1 side 8" x 5", addressee's name on side 4, Hove Cottage, 16th September on side 4, small corner defect and other light traces of laying down by corners

Item Date:  1826
Stock No:  53463      £275

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed to an unnamed correspondent saying he is "much indebted to you for your kind attention in sending me the Volume of one for whose genius I have a high respect. I shall suggest to the ... Committee the sending one of the exiles (?) to Birmingham but a disposition of these unfortunate strangers is of all things most desirable ...". 1 side 8vo., Devon, 11th February the top third has been neatly removed without loss of text

Item Date:  1826
Stock No:  39390      £150

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