A very good original 4 page autograph letter by Andrew Dalzel (last page blank), to Thomas Cadell, the leading London publisher. The letter is headed `Edinburgh Feb. 3, 1792′ and signed `Andw Dalzel’

DALZEL, Andrew (1742 - 1806)


Dalzel, classical scholar and Professor of Greek at Edinburgh University, was a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783. The letter discusses the printing of his book (most likely Collectanea Graeca Majora), and the engraving of some maps belonging to Cadell. Dalzel asks permission to use these in a German translation of the book by `the celebrated Heyne’ [Christian Gottlob Heyne], and had asked his friend, Mr Robert Adam, (the celebrated architect), to call on Cadell for his answer. `But as Mr Adam is confined at home by indisposition, I must beg the favour of you to drop me a short line in answer’. Robert Adam, indeed, died the following month

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