1799. [London]: Sept. 9, 1799.
4to, 1 p., tiny hole in centre, text unaffected.
§ A highly important, very early, and previously unrecorded letter, tasking his correspondent to give the bearer two copies of “my Charts of the Rights of Persons,” one colored and one plain, without charge, “in tolerably clean condition.” The letter relates to the now lost Dibdin publication described in Windle & Pippin as ‘B2’, with a long descriptive letter offered above; the date of ours suggests a second try at a cheaper and more commercial reprinting of the “Blackstone Chart,” after Cadell & Davies declined it. The request “in tolerably clean condition” suggests that Dibdin had had them stored and perhaps knew that some had been stained or otherwise soiled. The mystery around this chart has yet to be solved. Item #123834