May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
"FATHER OF IMMUNOLOGY" (SCIENTISTS.) JENNER, EDWARD. Autograph Letter Signed, "Edw'd Jenner," to "My dear Sir," inviting him to breakfast. 1 page, 8vo; faint scattered uneven toning, horizontal folds, mounted at corners to a mat; framed with a portrait. "7 Great Marylebone Street" [London], "Sunday Night" [circa May 1814]

Additional Details

"I hope this may find you at Count Orlaff's. Mr. Hickes is just arrived from the country and has brought a parcel for you. Pray come and join our breakfast party if you can."
The recipient of this letter is likely Russian ambassador to Britain Count Orloff's medical attendant, Dr. Hamel, to whom Jenner had been writing in May of 1814.
with--Genevieve Miller, ed. Letters of Edward Jenner. 8vo, publisher's cloth. Baltimore and London, (1983).