BAUDELAIRE, Charles (1821-1867)

Autograph letter signed “Ch. Baudelaire” to F. Bichet
[Paris], 4 February 1860, 1/2 p. in-8

“The second part of Opium…”

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BAUDELAIRE, Charles (1821-1867)

Autograph letter signed “Ch. Baudelaire” to F. Bichet
[Paris], 4 February 1860, 1/2 p. in-8
Previously mounted, mark on verso

Baudelaire writes about his text Enchantements et tortures de l’Opium


« Monsieur,
Mon ami Poulet-Malassis, imprimeur à Alençon, Place d’Armes, me réclame à grands cris la seconde partie de l’Opium.
Vous l’avez sans doute oublié.
Veuillez agréer tous mes compliments.
Ch. Baudelaire »


Baudelaire evokes here his text “Enchantments et tortures de L’opium” published in La Revue Contemporaine on January 15, 1860; a magazine directed by Alphonse de Calonne and of which Bichet was the administrator. This text will incorporate his book Les Paradis artificiels.

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