1865. Item #63634
[LENOX, James. Account of the] LETTER OF COLUMBUS, TO LUIS DE SANTANGEL, 1493. [Privately printed; n.p., n.d., probably 1865.] Inscribed presentation: For the Massachusetts Historical Society, from J. Lenox. New York, July, 1865. Appendix to the "Letter of Syllacius," with a pencil note on p. 5. Frontispiece facsimile of the first eight and the last nineteen lines of the unique copy of the Spanish quarto edition in the Ambrosian Library, Milan; the text is an account of that letter. 12 pp. Slim 4to., half-bound in brown morocco, gilt title at spine, marbled paper sides, marbled endpapers; original paper wrappers bound in, with several blanks preceding and following the wrappers. Ex library. Preceeding blanks and front wrapper are detached. Light soiling to wrappers, but internally very clean. Leather is edgeworn and missing a chip at crown; the entire volume is bumped at the top, back-corner and shows light scuffing overall. A nicely inscribed copy, but requiring some repairs, it is offered as is. (Sabin 40041).