Senefelder, Alois, German actor and playwright, inventor of lithography (1771-1834). Autograph letter signed in the first line ("M. Senefelder").

Paris, 20 Oct. 1820.

8vo. ½ p. on bifolium. With autograph address.


To the great naturalist Georges Cuvier, the "founding father of paleontology", asking him to forgive his being unable to visit him and show his lithographs on Sunday, inviting him to view them on Monday instead: "M. Senefelder témoigne ses vives regrets à Monsieur le Baron de Cuvier de ne pouvoir venir dimanche 22 c[ouran]t pour l'expérience des cartons lithogr[aphiques]; il aura l'honneur de se présenter Lundi prochain à l'heure indiquée".

Small flaw to the counter-leaf from opening the seal (no loss to text).