Novelties

PERET, Benjamin (1899-1959)

Autograph letter signed « Benjamin Peret » to René Alleau
Paris, 12th February 1958, 1 p. in-4

All this would still be nothing since these failures are inherent in my condition as an independent and revolted intellectual….”

EUR 1.200,-
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MALIBRAN, Maria (1808-1836)

Autograph letter signed “M.F.Malibran” to an editor of the newspaper Le National
N.p.n.d, 1 p. in-8, autograph address on 4th page, some remains of the sealing

“Exclusively occupied with the art I profess, it absorbs all my time and all my strength”

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CLAUDEL, Paul (1868-1955)

Autograph letter signed « P Claudel » to André Ruyters
Prague, 14th July [1910], 2 p. in-8 oblong, autograph envelope attached

“These literary vampires are real criminals”

EUR 650,-
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BEAUVOIR, Simone de (1908-1986)

Autograph manuscript for her essay Must we burn Sade ?
N.p.n.d [1951], 7 pages in-4 on grid paper

“Sade’s eroticism is no longer just an individual attitude; it is also a challenge for society”

EUR 4.000,-
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CELINE, Louis-Ferdinand (1894-1961)

Autograph letter signed « LF Celine » to Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour
[Klarskovgaard], 2nd [of May 1951], 6 and half pages, in-folio, laid paper

“I won’t be tricking to fuck french justice up the arse”

EUR 2.800,-
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[RIMBAUD] DELAHAYE, Ernest (1853-1930)

Autograph letter signed  “Ernest Delahaye” à Marcel Coulon
Maisons-Laffitte, 8th June 1929, 2 p. in-12, autograph envelope attached

“I will wait « gluttinously », as the man of A Season in Hell would say”

EUR 1.200,-
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ELUARD, Paul (1895-1952)

Autograph letter signed “Votre Eluard” to Joe Bousquet
[Arosa 4th November 1928], 4 pages in-4, autograph envelope attached

“And we are everywhere where the sky of others rises. Wherever the refusal to live is useless”

EUR 6.800,-
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ARAGON, Louis (1897-1982)

Autograph letter signed “Louis” to André Rousseaux
N.p, 24th July [1943], 1 page in-8

You will certainly see the author of “Poésie et Vérité” during your trip”

EUR 650,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter to Delphine de Girardin
Marine Terrace [Jersey] 2nd May [1854], 4 pages small in-8

“I will not put myself behind a mask the day I put myself behind a barricade”

EUR 5.500,-
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CHARLES X (1757-1836)

Autograph letter signed “Charles Philippe” to Charles de Barentin
Edinburgh, 4th March 1803, 1 p. in-4, address on verso, remains of black wax seal

“I promise myself our usual dispositions to employ you for all that is of interest to the service of the King my brother and mine”

EUR 950,-
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ARTOIS, Comte de Chambord, Henri d’ (1820-1883)

Two autograph letters signed “Henri” to Alexandre de Monti de Rezé
Frohsdorf, 1873, 3 p. in-8, with envelope

“Saving our unfortunate country, when the time is right”

EUR 1.200,-
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COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed twice “Jean Cocteau” and “Jean” to Michaël Smithies
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 3rd June 1956, 6 pages in-8 with autograph envelope

“Art escapes progress”

EUR 950,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed « Victor Hugo » to Jules Janin
S.l., 10 November 1871, 1 p. in-8

“There is something of Horace in you and something from Diderot; we listen to you like the first and we love you like the second

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[NERVAL] COLON, Jenny (1808-1842)

Autograph letter signed “Jenny” to her friend Jouslin de la Salle
N.p.n.d, 1 p. in-8 embossed to her initials

“Were you able to decipher William’s letter? As for me, I have nothing but one word is that he wanted to leave…”

EUR 500,-
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NADAR JEUNE, Adrien Tournachon (1825-1903)

Autograph letter signed “Adrien” to Alcide-Joseph Lorentz
[Paris], 6 January 1858, 1 p. in-8 à with embossed letterhead

“I have urgent matter to deal with…”

EUR 650,-
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BIZET, Georges (1838-1875)

Autograph letter signed “Georges Bizet” to his friend Emmanuel Jadin
N.p.n.d [After 1863], 1 p. in-4 on onion paper

“The music finished, you go out, you wait, I appear !!!!!!!!!!!!!”

EUR 1.300,-
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CLEMENCEAU, Georges (1841-1929)

Autograph novel for his collection of articles Aux Embuscades de la vie
N.p [1903], 10 pp. in-4

“This happiness did not seem to be done for the miserable Jew who until now had been striving in vain to conquer gold”

EUR 2.000,-
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HAHN, Reynaldo (1874-1947)

14 autograph letters signed correspondence to Juliette Massenet
Paris and Versailles, between 1901 and 1926, 26 p. in various formats

“I am too flattered by my Master’s desire not to make available to you my mediocre piano faculties”

EUR 2.000,-
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CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de (1768-1848)

Autograph letter signed “Chateaubriand” to Delphine de Girardin
Paris, 1st July 1833, 1 p. 1/2 in-4

“These people who call themselves laughing and not mean are, however, great traitors”

EUR 1.500,-
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AFFAIRE DREYFUS

Large set concerning the Dreyfus Affair
1895 – 1930, 35 documents (Books, letters, noted, photoraphs etc)

“The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it”

EUR 20.000,-
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VILMORIN, Louise de (1902-1969)

Autograph manuscript signed “Louise de Vilmorin”
N.p, [Hôpital Américain, Neuilly-sur-Seine], 14th June 1952, 2 p. 1/2 in-4

“The sad and wonderful stories of Gérard de Nerval are the work of an explorer of sorrow”

EUR 2.500,-
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MALRAUX, André (1901-1976)

Typescript with autograph corrections
N.p [1937], 5 ff. 1/4 in-4

“I saw guys playing Basque pelota on the wall where the pieces of brains and hair of the prisoners were still hanging”

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GIDE, André (1869-1951)

Autograph letter signed “André Gide” to Joseph Billiet
Cuverville, 15th MArch 1919, 2 p. 1/2 in-4

“It is about finding happiness beyond, beyond distress”

EUR 950,-
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BONAPARTE, Caroline (1782-1839)

Autograph letter signed “Caroline” to a Prince
[Naples, 15th May 1813], 2 p. grand in-8

“It is cruel to see the disappearance of the people who for 15 years have been attached to the Emperor and have shared all his memories.”

EUR 2.200,-
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COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed “Jean C” to Henri Duvernois
[Ville de Monts] Indre-et-Loire, 26 September 1913, 1 p. in-8

“I have a hundred eyes to read Nounette

EUR 450,-
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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed “Marcel Proust” to Robert de Flers
[Paris, November 6, 7 or 8, 1913] (1) 4 pages in-8

“The total work will be called In Search of Lost Time”

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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

“The second part of Opium…”

EUR 3.900,-
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EUGÉNIE, de Montijo, Impératrice (1826-1920)

Autograph letter signed « Eugénie » to French Republic president Patrice de Mac-Mahon
Chislehurst, Camden Place [June 1873], 4 p. in-8

“I am not asking you anything for the future but to respect a past that was the cradle of your glory”

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ELSSLER, Fanny (1810-1884)

Autograph letter signed “Fanny Elssler” to M. Eli
N.p, le 12 August 1826, 1/2 p. in-8

“Don’t blame me too much “

EUR 700,-
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DELACROIX, Eugène (1798-1863)

Autograph letter signed “Eug Delacroix” to a friend
N.d.n.p, Tuesday evening, 1 p. 1/2 in-8

“I would very much regret not being able to meet you”

EUR 900,-
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INGRES, Jean-Auguste-Dominique (1780-1867)

Autograph letter signed “Ingres” to M. Beroggi
N.d.n.p, Saturday, 1 p. in-12

“Our modest dinner next Monday, with too unworthy accompaniment of a Haydn Sonata”

EUR 1.200,-
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CHASSERIAU, Théodore (1819-1856)

Autograph letter signed “Thre Chasseriau” to M. Lanthy
Wednesday at noon [14 September 1853], 1 p. in-8 with autograph address

“I am very embarrassed at the moment”

EUR 450,-
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BALZAC, Honoré de (1799-1850)

Autograph letter signed in the third person « M. de Balzac » tp Maurice Schlesinger
N.d.n.p, Sunday [1837], 1/2 p. in-8 with autograph address

“It is absolutely necessary to agree on Gambara”

EUR 3.000,-
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GAUTIER, Théophile (1811-1872)

Autograph letter signed “Théophile Gautier” to Arsène Houssaye
S.l, 6 September 1855, 1 p. in-8

“I would like to get from your kindness a lodge for today’s performance”

EUR 400,-
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CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de (1768-1848)

Autograph letter signed “Chateaubriand” to a lady
S.l, 4 February 1822, 1 p. 1/4 in-8

“Madam, I will be very happy to take care of the box for London”

EUR 950,-
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MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912)

Set of 4 autograph letters signed to his son in-law Léon Bessand and the father of his
Paris, year 1906, 4 p. in-8 et in-12, with one autograph envelope

“If you still have the desire to attend a rehearsal before the General…”

EUR 550,-
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MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912)

Set of 10 letters to his spouse Constance de Gressy
[Paris, year 1906], 29 pages in-8

“Excellent rehearsal of Ariane and Thérèse! I am absolutely satisfied; very seriously happy; I can’t wait to have them shown !!! It’s beautiful!”

EUR 1.900,-
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SAND, George (1804-1876)

Autograph letter signed “George” to her friend Rozanne Bourgoing
[Paris, late November 1842], 6 pages in-4, her Gothic initials on letterhead

“La Revue de Paris is closed to me as Paradise is to the devil”

EUR 2.000,-
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MAURIAC, François (1885-1970)

Autograph letter signed “FMauriac” to Louis Artus
[Paris], 31 Oct[ober 19]20, 4 p. in-8,autograph envelope attached

“I have not yet had time to heal from my youth”

EUR 600,-
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POULENC, Francis (1899-1963)

Autograph card signed “Francis” to his / her “dear cellist angel
N.d.n.p, 1 p. in-8

I’m wise and aging”

EUR 450,-
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MÉRIMÉE, Prosper (1803-1870)

Set of 2 autograph letters signedPr Mérimée” to Auguste Martin
[Paris, before 1848], 3 p. 1/2 in-8

“Although Mr. Thiers does not want to grant me a title that I deserve better than he thinks”

EUR 350,-
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DELACROIX, Eugène (1798-1863)

Autograph letter signed « Eug. Delacroix » to a lady
N.p, “le 23”, 1 p. in-8

“I was about to write to Mad. de Forget…”

EUR 1.000,-
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INDY, Vincent d’ (1851-1931)

Set of 3 autograph letters signed, including 2 to Georges Hartmann
France, Belgium and Italy, between 1872 and 1900, 5 pages in-8 et in-12

I am in the middle of the final

EUR 350,-
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[PRINCE IMPERIAL] BASSANO, Napoléon Maret, duc de (1803-1898)

Autograph letter signed « Duc de Bassano » to Maréchal de Mac-Mahon
Camden Place Chislehurst, 30th July 1879, mourning paper, 1 p. in-4

“Her Majesty the Empress was sensitive to the part that you and Madam Marshal have taken in the immense misfortune which so cruelly struck her heart”

EUR 400,-
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PUCCINI, Giacomo (1958-1924)

Autograph card signed “da me” [from me] to his sister Ramelde Franceschini
[Milan, c. 19 June 1904], 1 p. in-8 oblong

“Parto oggi per Acqui pensaci nel cuore”

EUR 750,-
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GENEVOIX, Maurice (1890-1980)

Autograph quote signed “Maurice Genevoix”
N.d.n.p,
1/2 p. in-4

“In that summer of 1914, in the bright daylight when the bell tower of my childhood trembled at the beat of the tocsin”

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JACOB, Max (1876-1944)

Autograph letter signed “Max” to Maurice Morel
St Benoît sur Loire, 23 September [19]43, 1 p. in-4, envelope attached

“There is no madness in hope”

EUR 450,-
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COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed “Jean Cocteau” to Louis Bonalumi
St Jean Cap-Ferrat, 29th May 1954, 1 p. in-4, autograph envelope attached

“One of my beautiful illustrated books that we always forget in the bibliography

EUR 450,-
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PICABIA, Francis (1879-1953)

Autograph letter signed “Francis Picabia” to a gentleman
Paris, 27th November 1938, 1 p. in-4

“It is impossible for me to exhibit at your place”

EUR 900,-
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LOUIS XIV (1638-1715)

Autograph document signed “Louis” to Jérôme Phélypeaux, comte de Pontchartrain
[Marly, 8th July 1711], 2 pages in-4

“I cannot give pardons for duels”

EUR 9.500,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Original photograph of Paul Verlaine by Paul Marsan, known as Dornac
[Paris, 28 May 1892], 135 x 180 mm

Timeless portrait of Verlaine, sitting on a bench at café François 1er, in front of a large glass of absinthe

EUR 3.500,-
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BERLIOZ, Hector (1803-1869)

Autograph letter signed “Hector Berlioz” to his brother in law Camille Pal
N.p, 13th July 1860, 2 p. 1/2 in-8

“If God lends us a few more months of life, we will launch this great ship”

EUR 2.300,-
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EUGÉNIE, de Montijo, Impératrice (1826-1920)

Autograph letter signed « Eugénie » on mourning paper to Jane Thorne
St Cloud, le 26 septembre 1860, 2 p. 1/8 in-8, enveloppe autographe jointe

“I am so under the painful impression of loss that I have just made that it seems to me that I am coming out of a painful sleep”

EUR 850,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed “P Verlaine” to Jules Tellier
Paris, 19 July 1887, 4 pages in-12 on two separate sheets

“There is even a very good cabaret at the end of Campo Santo that Baudelaire would have liked…”

EUR 3.900,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Original photograph of Paul Verlaine by Otto Wegener
[Paris, 1893], cabinet format (10,8 x 16,8 cm)

Famous portrait of the poet in preparation for his candidacy for the Académie Française

EUR 2.200,-
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ZOLA, Emile (1840-1902)

Unpublished autograph manuscript, « Pour la Lumière », signed « Emile Zola »
[Grosvenor Hotel, London, 19 July 1898], 5 pages in-4 on ligned paper

“Of all my open letter to the president [« J’accuse…! »], a few lines had been skilfully extracted […] to prevent the truth shine on the Dreyfus affair”

EUR 40.000,-
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PRINCE IMPÉRIAL, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1856-1879)

Autograph letter signed « N » to Jeanne de Pierres
Florence, 23 February 1876[77], 1 p. in-8 on double sheet, autograph envelope attached

“I beg you to remember that he is a man who has sincerely loved you and who would be proud to pay with his blood the price of your honor”

EUR 1.200,-
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EUGÉNIE, de Montijo, Impératrice (1826-1920)

Autograph letter signed « Eugénie » on mourning paper to Jane Thorne
Chislehurst, [9 February 1873], 4 p. in-8, envelope included

“I can no longer look back, I dare not look forward, my horizon is lost in this painful present”

EUR 3.500,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph poem signed « V.H. »
N.d.n.p, 1 page oblong in-4, brown ink
Bespoke framing

“The poet, inspired when the earth ignores…”

EUR 4.200,-
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ELUARD, Paul (1895-1952)

Autograph poem signed “Paul Eluard
N.d.n.p [c. 1925-1926], 1 page in-4 (240 x 240 mm)

“Cruelty is knotted and agile sweetness unravels”

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FLAUBERT, Gustave (1821-1880)

Autograph letter signed « Gve Flaubert » to Paul Meurice
[Paris, late April 1857], 1 page in-8 on double sheet laid paper, black ink

“A novel which I’m asking you to to send to Mr Hugo”

EUR 19.000,-
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LOUŸS, Pierre (1870-1925)

Set of 4 autograph letters signed “P” and 2 autograph manuscripts
Villa Velléda [Bassin d’Arcachon, c. 1912], 15 pages in-12

“In the smile of the Mona Lisa, I have never seen any enigma, nothing but concealment”

EUR 950,-
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GIDE, André (1869-1951)

Autograph card signed “André Gide” to Michel Levesque
La Souco, 14th February [19]30, 1 page in-12 on the verso of a postcard

“I’ll see if there’s still a copy of Un Esprit non prévenu…”

EUR 450,-
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GIDE, André (1869-1951)

Autograph letter signed “André Gide” to Muni
[Paris] 29th December 1950, 1 p. in-8, autograph envelope attached

“An eloquence that touches me in the best place of the heart”

EUR 600,-
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[VERLAINE] KRANTZ, Eugénie (18–/1897)

Autograph letter signed twice “Eugénie Krantz” to Edmond Lepelletier
Paris, 39 rue Descartes, 8th January 1896, 2 pp. in-12 oblong

Extraordinary first-hand and unpublished testimony on Verlaine’s last moments, the day of his death

EUR 6.500,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed « PV » [to Charles Morice]
Coulommes, wednesday (September or October 1884) ; 1 page in-8

“How annoying it is to run out of bones”

EUR 2.800,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Original albumin print mounted on thin card
Lymington, 1879. 
Name card format (100 x 60 mm).
 Ex-dono autograph by Verlaine on verso

Unpublished portrait which has never been reproduced or reported on Verlaine’s main iconographic collections

EUR 12.500,-
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[VERLAINE] KRANTZ, Eugénie (18–/1897)

Autograph letter signed several times “Eugénie Krantz” to Edmond Lepelletier
Paris 29th January [1896], 4 p. in-12

Hospitalized a few days after Verlaine’s death and abandoned by all, Eugénie Krantz calls for desperate help

EUR 1.500,-
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[VERLAINE] VANIER, Léon (1847-1896)

Les Hommes d’Aujourd’hui
Original copy, 4 pp.
Librairie Vanier, n°244 – Paris 19 quai St Michel

Famous and nice original copy on which Verlaine appears crouching and holding a fancy lyre

EUR 350,-
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CENDRARS, Baise (1887-1961)

Autograph letter signed “Blaise Cendrars” to Mr J.P Morphée c/o André Gillois radiodiffusion française
Paris, Wednesday 4th [February 1953], 1 p. in-12 with autograph adress, stamp and seal on verso

Cendras makes a short autobiographical record of his works

EUR 850,-
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BERGSON, Henri (1859-1941)

Unpublished set of seven autograph letters signed to Felix Sartiaux
Paris, between 1916 and 1928, 19 pages 1/2 in-8

“The survival of the human personality is not mathematically demonstrable, no doubt, but it seems highly likely to me”

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SARTRE, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)

Autograph letter signed “J.P Sartre”  to Georges Agiman
N.p, 17th October 1957, 1/2 page in-folio

“La putain respectueuse”

EUR 700,-
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FOUCAULT, Michel (1826-1984)

Autograph letter signed “M Foucault” to Claude Bonnefoy
N.p, 14th December [1965], 1 page 1/4 in-4

“It was a challenge – it seems to me – to talk about Genet after Sartre”

EUR 1.500,-
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PROUST, Adrien (1834-1903)

[20th November 1886] Original albumen print from period. Cabinet format (147 x 106 mm), mounted on thick card in the photographer’s name.

Famous portrait of Dr. Adrien Proust who was then fifty-two years old

EUR 1.500,-
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PROUST, Jeanne WEIL (1849-1905)

[5th December 1904], original period film print. Round photography (159 mm diameter), mounted on thick paper frame in the photographer’s name.

One of the last portraits of Jeanne Weil Proust, less than a year before her death

EUR 3.500,-
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MALLARMÉ, Stéphane (1842-1898)

Autograph card signed “Stéphane Mallarmé” to Aurélien-François Lugné-Poe
Paris, [11th] February [1895], 1 page 1/2 in-12

“You give me the pleasure of hearing you in advance…”

EUR 1.300,-
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LAGERFELD, Karl (1933-2019)

Autograph letter signed “Karl Lagerfeld” to Charles Hochstetter
S.l, [Received on 7th June 1985], 1 page in-folio on bespoke stationery to his initials “KL”

“Only Louis XV, transition, and Louis XVI”

EUR 600,-
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ZOLA, Emile (1840-1902)

Autograph letter signed “Z” to Georges Charpentier
London, Tuesday 28th February [18]99, 4 pages in-8

“My only hope lies in the force of truth”

EUR 7.500,-
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ARTAUD, Antonin (1896-1948)

Autograph letter signed “Antonin Artaud” to his sister Marie-Ange Malausséna
Espalion, 11th April 1946, 4 pages in-8

“High-dose heroin does not cause addiction when it is of good quality”

EUR 4.500,-
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ARTAUD, Antonin (1896-1948)

Autograph letter signed “Antonin Artaud” to his sister Marie Ange Malausséna
Espalion, 7th April 1946, 2 pages in-8

“You would do me a great service by sending me 4 or 5 tubes”

EUR 2.000,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed “Victor Hugo” to a critic
28 January [1870], H[auteville] H[ouse], [Guernesey], 1 p. in-4

“I dedicate, like Aeschylus, my works to time”

EUR 6.000,-
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KESSEL, Joseph (1898-1979)

Autograph manuscript signed – « Le Chant des partisans »
[N.d.n.p] one page in-8

Superb and rare manuscript of Kessel’s first lyrics from Le Chant des partistans, the French Resistance’s most popular song during World War II

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BOUSQUET, Jöe (1897-1950)

6 autograph letters signed, all adressed to Variétés journal
Carcassonne, 1946-1947, 21 pages in-8

Cosmic reality and color, Dubuffet & Bellmer…

EUR 3.500,-
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PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895)

Autograph letter signed twice, « Louis Pasteur » and « LP », to Comtesse Greffulhe
Paris, 20th February 1892, 2 pages squared in-8 on double sheet, Institut Pasteur letterhead.

“Think of the unnameable number of dogs which there would be to vaccinate in Paris !”

 

EUR 7.900,-
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PELADAN, Joséphin (1858-1918)

Autograph letter signed ‘Peladan’ to Gabriel Mourey
[Hyères, 21st February 1888], 1 page in-8 on yellow paper

“having to deliver Istar soon enough”

EUR 400,-
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QUENEAU, Raymond (1903-1976)

Autograph letter signed “Queneau” [to Michel Arrivé]
S.l, 21 February 1968, 1/2 page in-8, NRF letterhead

“Michel Leiris will talk to Picasso about the issue that concerns you”

 

EUR 250,-
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COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed “Ton Jean” to Marianne
Milly, Monday 20th May [1958], 1 page in-4 adorned with an original drawing

“I have to do a job with Karajan at the Opera House”

EUR 900,-
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DESMOULINS, Camille (1760-1794)

Autograph letter signed “Votre fils Desmoulins” to his father Jean-Benoist-Nicolas Desmoulins
[Paris] 4th December 1789, 1 page in-4, red wax seal to his initials

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

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LAMARTINE, Alphonse de (1790-1869)

Autograph letter signed “Lamartine” to a friend
N.p [4th April 1853], 3 pages in-8 on double sheet, original envelope

“I don’t know anything about Hugo other than that he’s in Jersey with his family at his studies”

EUR 500,-
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PELADAN, Joséphin (1858-1918)

Autograph letter signed ‘Peladan‘ to Gabriel Mourey
[Paris, 18th April 1888], 1 page in-8 on yellow paper

“I said, my dear friend, that we send you the new Aurevilly”

EUR 500,-
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CELINE, Louis-Ferdinand (1894-1961)

Autograph letter signed “LFCéline” to his friends Descaves
Copenhagen, 7th July [1947], (c/o Mikkelsen), 2 pages in-folio

“France does not deserve its writers”

EUR 2.800,-
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RÉCAMIER, Juliette (1777-1849)

Autograph letter signed “J Recamier” to a Monsieur
N.p, “Wednesday“, 1 page 1/4 in-12

“The slight help I can offer “

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CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de (1768-1848)

Autograph manuscript signed “Chateaubriand”
N.d.n.p, 1 page in-8 on double sheet, bespoke framing

“Fallen Rome offers asylum to fallen powers”

 

EUR 4.200,-
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TCHAÏKOVSKI, Piotr Ilitch (1840-1893)

Original photography by Alfred Lorens, S. Petersbourg
Period albumen print (1874). Name card format

Superb portrait of the Russian composer

EUR 2.500,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph manuscript
N.d.n.p [Senate, March 1879] 1 page oblong in-12

“Who gives to the poor lend to God”

EUR 2.000,-
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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Original photography by Paul Boyer
Period albumin print (circa 1891). Name card format

Very scarce original photograph of young Marcel Proust

EUR 9.500,-
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SAND, George (1804-1876)

Autograph letter signed “GSand” [to Paul Porel]
Nohant, May 28 [18]76, 1 page in-8 in black ink

One of George Sand’s last letters, a few days before her death

EUR 2.800,-
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HUYSMANS, Joris-Karl (1848-1907)

Autograph letter signed “JKHuysmans” to a colleague
N.d [1885], Paris, 1p 1/2 in-12 on laid paper

“Readers who generally prefer Mr Ohnet’s products to the pages of Flaubert and Goncourt”

EUR 450,-
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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed “Victor H” à Joséphine Trébuchet
Brussels, 19th December [1851], 1 page in-8 on double sheet

“I fought for the right, for the truth, for the righteous, for the people, for France”

EUR 9.500,-
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LOUIS XVI (1754-1793)

Autograph letter signed “Louis” to a Monsieur
N.d.n.p (1781 before May), 1 page small in-8 on double sheet

“I could give the last orders on Sunday to Mr. Amelot and Mr. Necker, for I wish that the thing would not drag on for too long”

EUR 11.000,-
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SADE, Donatien-Alphonse-François, Marquis de (1740-1814)

Autograph manuscript signed « Sade » to his notary Charles Gaufridy
[Asile de Charenton], 6th Fructidor an 13 (24th August 1805) 4 pages in-8

“I reserve myself the right to dispose of 800 f at my death to the individual…”

SOLD
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NECKER, Jacques (1732-1804)

Letter signed “Necker” to Mrs les Commissaires du Roi au Dept. du Nord
Paris, 27th July 1790, 1 p. in-folio on laid paper

EUR 700,-
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VALÉRY, Paul (1871-1945)

Autograph letter signed « Paul Valéry » to Pierre Camo
Paris, 40 rue de Villejust, September 1923, 3 pages in-8

“Sending a kind of flower through the vain network of latitudes”

EUR 350,-
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PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895)

Autograph letter signed « L. Pasteur » to Professor Charles Bouchard
Paris, 19 July 1888, 3 pages in-8 on double sheet

“We have tested his immunity by inoculation on the brain’s surface”

EUR 5.500,-
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BABEUF, Gracchus (1760-1797)

Autograph letter signed “Babeuf” to his son, Robert Emile Babeuf
Pluviôse [probably handwritten between January 20th and February 8th 1797]

“It is by practising to suffer that one is able to receive with force all the pains of life”

EUR 2.300,-
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