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Description: A busy John Leech wrote this letter in July of 1859 in reply to a note from a James Macaulay, likely the Scottish author and editor: "Dear Sir, I shall be at home on Monday after twelve o’clock until half past three, and shall be happy to see you upon the subject of your note. I should mention to you perhaps that I could not for some months undertake any work in addition to what I have in hand. I am, Dear Sir, Yours Faithfully, John Leech." 

John Leech (1817-1864) was a noted British illustrator and caricaturist, best remembered today for his social and political cartoons, often published in Punch, though in his day, he was also known for his illustrations in books such as the Handley Cross series. 

Written on two pages of a folded sheet of blue stationery with an embossed monogram at the top, this letter was sent from Leech’s home at 32 Brunswick Square in London. The paper measures approximately 7.25" x 9" when unfolded. Item #A00663

Condition: The ink Leech wrote with is very lightly smudged in a couple of places, but does not affect the legibility at all. There is also a small, oval inkblot and a tiny bit of glue residue on the blank verso, neither of which affect the text or signature pages. In very good condition overall.