"Cruelty is knotted and agile sweetness unravels"

Stunning poem by Eluard, from one of his most famous collections Capitale de la douleur

"France does not deserve its witers"

Moving letter from Louis-Ferdinand Céline looking back with despair on his eighteen months in prison

Cosmic reality and color, Dubuffet & Bellmer…

A remarkable set of six letters by Jöe Bousquet, all adressed to Variétés journal

"Here I am, journalist and determined to make extensive use of freedom of the press"

Important letter from Camille Desmoulins in the first months of the French Revolution

"Of all my open letter to the president, a few lines had been skilfully extracted to prevent the truth shine on the Dreyfus Affair"

Featured documents

Moving letter from George Sand. One of the four last – ten days before her death.

Long and rageous letter by Celine before his dismissal

Superb manuscript fragment of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

"I fought for the right, for the truth, for the righteous, for the people, for France"

Vibrant letter from Victor Hugo in the very first hours of his exile


Le Manuscrit Français specializes in the sale of autograph letters and manuscripts of illustrious historical figures. Our catalogue is divided in two categories: The first one is dedicated to Arts & Literature, the second to History & Sciences. We strive to constantly offer a wide variety of both important and rare autographs.
We guarantee the authenticity of each single piece.