YOUNG (Arthur, 1741-1820, F.R.S., Agriculturist)

Autograph Letter Signed to Monsieur Maradan, publisher in Paris, at Rue du Cimetière, St. André des Arcs [now Arts], enclosing a letter [not present] for "Messrs. Benoist & Billecoque &c", the translators of his selected works, which Maradan printed under the auspices of the Directory in 18 vols. (1800-1801) as 'Le Cultivateur Anglois', acknowledging "your attention on this occasion", and asking for a copy of "the Translation & also of that of my Travels ... & a note of the price in Sterling money" which he would pay "to any person at London for you", 2 sides 4to, address on third side, no place, no date, c. fold strengthened, old neat repairs to spike holes but with loss of initial A in signature and most of addressee's surname in address panel

Maradan's letters dated 1800-1801, sending the 18 volumes of Young's 'immortal works', in three instalments, begging his acceptance, are in the British Library (Add. 35128, ff. 383, 354, 294). Maradan also thanks him for the loan of a copy of his 'Political Arithmetic', which formed the 18th volume. Other letters to Young from French agricultural societies testify to their immense respect for him, 'despite the war'. In 1793 the Committee of Public Safety ordered a summary of his 'Travels in France'to be printed for the use of the societies and 'sent to all districts'.

Item Date:  1800

Stock No:  19699      £150

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