ALS Signed by "John J
AUDUBON, John James. Autograph Letter Signed to Charles C. Little. New York , 1841.
One quarto page, lettered in ink on recto only (9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 246x198 mm). Dated at the top "February 1, 1841" and addressed to Charles C. Little of Little & Brown, Boston. Light, unobtrusive glue stain on verso, slightly showing through. Sheet reinforced along left margin on verso with some show-through. Creased at folds Overall very good.

"New York, 1 February 1841. My Dear Sir, Your prompt action of Jany 29th came safely to hand with the check on the Merchants Bank of Boston for Two hundred Dollars, which we have placed to your credit. I can scarcely yet say when you will receive No. 25 as one of the stories(?) containing 2 plates of that No. broke while printing – It will come to you however very soon and will be a lovely Number! I am truly glad to know that our friend Brown made his way through ‘thick and thin’ as far as Little Rock, and I hope that the grand business he will do may compensate him for all his travelling labours. Present my constant regards to Docr Parkman, Stattuck and Mr. Bancroft, and after all this believe me, My dear sir, Yours very sincerely, John J. Audubon Charles C. Little Esq. of Little & Brown Boston”

The subscription of John J Audubon's masterpiece The Birds of America, 1st octavo edition which was published between the years 1840-1844 is most likely what is being discussed in the present letter.

HBS # 68020 $5,000

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