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    Jeremy Bentham Writes, Philosophically, on Friendship- Autograph Letter Signed. One page, on black-bordered mourning stationery, 4.5" x 7", place illegible, but most likely his home in Westminster, July 4, 1830. To "Dear Sir" Tipped to a folio sheet, opposite a steel engraving of Bentham (London, 1837). Here the philosopher, jurist, and social reformer who believed that the nature of the man could be adequately described without mention of social relationships, lovingly beseeches a friend for visit. "I want words, my Dear Sir, but still more time, for telling you how I long to see you. Sight, though it will not save words but expend them, will save time. Yours very truly..." A lengthy postscript dispenses with an enclosed, but no longer present, publication. Light toning, else fine condition. Scarce.

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