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Document number: 6884
Date: 17 Dec 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 20777
Last updated: 7th July 2010

[Printed letterhead:]
Hippolyte Bailliere,
Scientific and Foreign Bookseller and Publisher,
219, Regent Street, London,
and 290, Broadway, New York, U.S.
J. B. Bailliere, Libraire, 19, rue Hautefeuille Paris.
C. Bailly Bailliere, Calle del Principe, Madrid.

London, 17th December 1853


I have not at present, but expect in a few days, copies of “Auer’s Polygraphische Apparat” price 4/6 – which I shall be happy to send if you could require it. <1>

The part of Botta’s “Monuments [sic] de Ninivé” containing Inscriptions may be had separately price £30. <2>

I am Sir Your most obedt
for J [W?] Baillière
J [A?]

H. Fox Talbot Esq.

H. Fox Talbot Esq
Greta Bank


1. Alois Auer, Der polygraphische Apparat oder die verschiedenen Kunstfächer (Vienna, 1853).

2. Paul Emile Botta, Monument de Ninive (Paris: Imprimier Nationale, 1846-1850). WHFT purchased at least some plates and added his own extensive annotations. In an 1856 article in the Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record, he called this "Botta's great work" - see Doc. No: 00786.