Schliemann, Heinrich, German archaeologist (1822-1890). Autograph letter signed ("HSchliemann").

Athens, 31. I. 1880.

8vo. 1 p.

 1,500.00

To the publisher John Murray: "I have to thank you for your kind letter of 12th inst. and beg you will show me your friendship to explain to your father and Mr Cooke that I perfectly approve of the type of your 2nd specimen-page, but that, as I do not intend to publish a volume thick as the Bible, I must insist upon the pages being precisely of the size of the enclosed large 8vo and that the printed matter on the pages be exactly by one inch more in width and by one inch more in length than it is in Dennis' Etruria. I must further insist that the paper be most exactly of the quality of that of Dennis' Etruria and by no means thicker [...]".

On blue paper.