LIVINGSTONE (DAVID) Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone"), to his publisher Robert Cooke, at John Murray's ("My Dear Mr Cooke"), giving details of the Revise Proofs that he is sending back,  no place, 7 April 1865

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Lot 106
LIVINGSTONE (DAVID)
Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone"), to his publisher Robert Cooke, at John Murray's ("My Dear Mr Cooke"), giving details of the Revise Proofs that he is sending back, no place, 7 April 1865

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,666) inc. premium
Property of a descendant of Robert Cooke, David Livingstone's publisher
LIVINGSTONE (DAVID)
Autograph letter signed ("David Livingstone"), to his publisher Robert Cooke, at John Murray's ("My Dear Mr Cooke"), giving details of the Revise Proofs that he is sending back, having been corrected by Cotton Oswell ("...Oswell offers to come up & shew the Printer exactly how he means his hieroglyphics as he calls them as to be understood but I think the Printer will manage as he seems to be very clever..."), and telling him that he is waiting for further Revises, although he is "engaged on the concluding chapter in Manuscript"; he also apologises for making an alteration to the Appendix ("...but it is about the slave trade & ought to have prominence...") and asks Cooke to return to Horace Waller drawings of a smith and slave gang, 4 pages, some light dust-staining but overall in good and attractive condition, 8vo, no place, 7 April 1865

Footnotes

  • ʻENGAGED ON THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER IN MANUSCRIPT' – Livingstone nears completion of his second and final book, the Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi. The drawings that he asks Cooke to return may be those of the slave gang (which is embossed in gold on the book's cover) and the ʻBlacksmith's Forge and Bellows of Goatskin', also reproduced in the book.
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