Autograph Fragment (unsigned).

NASMYTH, Alexander (1758-1840).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This Scottish portrait and landscape painter, friend of Walter Scott and Robert Burns, is often called the "father of Scottish landscape painting; as an architect, he designed Edinburgh's Dean Bridge and part of St. Bernard's Well; his many children were all artists of note as well. Autograph Fragment (unsigned), 3½" X 1" (irregular) tipped to contemporary 6" X 4" sheet, n.p., n.y. Curious and comical note, perhaps a postscript clipped from a letter, reading in full: "the sooner the Better / a Bad pen and worse / Ink." At lower left of the heavy stock sheet to which this is lightly tipped, an admirer notes his name and fame. Bookseller Inventory # 28608

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Title: Autograph Fragment (unsigned).

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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