Lavater, Johann Kaspar

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Lavater, Johann Kaspar



Autograph letter mounted



Autograph letter signed, one page, 6,25 x 7,25 inch, Zurich, 4.11.1772, in old German, to a friend - concerning a letter to a countess and a present for the correspondent, written and signed by Johann Kaspar Lavater in black ink "Lavater", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows the Swiss poet and physiognomist in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds, small areas of paper loss to three corners, and mild foxing - in fine condition. "Mein lieber Freund! Endl. ist das Briefchen an die Gräfin zu Ende. Aber nun kein Augenblick Zeit für Sie. Die Post will gehen. Nehmen Sie von mir mehr aufrichtigen als vermögenden Freunde – dieß kleine Geschenckge an – , an dem auch einige Freunde Theilhaben an, ohne jemand etwas davon zusagen. Gott gebe, daß es zu ihrer Beruhigung diene. Zürich d[en] 4ten Nov: 1772. Lavater" Translated: "My dear friend! At last the note to the Countess is over. But not a moment for you. The post office wants to leave. Accept of me as a more sincere than wealthy friend - that little gift - to which some friends also participate, without telling anybody about it. God grant it to reassure them. Zurich t[he] 4th of Nov: 1772. Lavater"

Additional Information

SKU 6025871
Profession Swiss poet and physiognomist
Year of birth 1741
year of death 1801
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 6,25 x 7,25 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25)
Condition fine
Type of Autograph letters
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