PROUST, Marcel

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[PROUST] BOYER, Paul (1861-1952)

Original photograph by Paul Boyer
Period albumin print (c. 1891). Carte-de-visite format

Very scarce original photograph of young Marcel Proust

EUR 11.000,-
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COCTEAU, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed « Jean Cocteau » to René Laporte
Paris, 22 June 1925, 2 pp. in-4

“C’est Proust et la bande de Balbec”

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GONCOURT (de), Edmond (1822-1896)

Autograph letter signed « Edmond de Goncourt » to a lady
Saint Gratien, 21 7bre [September] [18]90, 2 p. in-8

« I don’t know anything except that Mrs Strauss does sports and turf in the water towns »

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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”

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HAHN, Reynaldo (1874-1947)

Autograph letter signed “Hahn” to Léon Bessand
S.l [25, avenue de Villiers à Paris, 1892], 4 p. in-12 oblong with envelope

“Although robust and powerful in appearance, I’m not very strong”

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LAURENCIN, Marie (1883-1956)

Autograph letter signed « Marie Laurencin » to Roger Nimier
St-Benoît-sur-Loire, 30th August [1952], 3 p. 1/2 in-12° with an original drawing

« The little bit of library – Mauriac – Proust – Gide – Bernanos etc. »

EUR 900,-
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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°

« We have tested his immunity by inoculation on the brain’s surface »

EUR 5.500,-
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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 !”

 

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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

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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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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Robert de Billy
[Paris, second half of July, 1907] 5 pages in-8°

But isn’t it enough that you are the appearance to rejoice a heart that flees from the truth?”

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Typescript with autograph additions for the first edition of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
One page in-12 oblong glued on in-4 laid paper

“I loved Gilberte too much not to find Swann’s relationships desirable”

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Marie Scheikévitch
Cabourg, [5th September 1912], 3 p. 1/2 in-8°

« Fortunately, I have no memory and I forget extremely quickly the people I liked »

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Original drawing, inscribed to Reynaldo Hahn : « R.H. (Bininuls) »
N.p.n.d [c. 1909 ?], 1 p. in-8° in black ink on laid paper

Precious drawing by the writer, dedicated to his « Bininuls »

EUR 22.000,-
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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel » to Robert de Billy
S.l [Paris], between the 11th and the 14th of January 1912, 4 p. in-8°

« Above all, do not send me back the previous 500. You will give them back to me when you come, or give me a sentimental pleasure by never returning them to me and giving me the illusion of maintaining a lady with whom you would have romantic relations »

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Marie Scheikévitch
N.p, 17th April 1917, 4 pp. large in-8°

« I came back with nostalgia for Lost Time… »

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Louis Suchet d’Albufera
[Paris, 26th May 1908], 4 p. in-8° in mourning paper

« It is the elegance of generous and delicate hearts when they render great service like you, to say that it is no service »

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel » to Reynaldo Hahn
N.p.n.d « Monday » [7th January 1907], 8 p. in-8° on mourning paper

« If you write to Montesquiou, tell him that the truth is out of his dilemma, in full improbability for those who do not know my life… »

EUR 7.500,-
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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Marie Scheikévitch
[Paris], 9th January 1915, 4 p. in-8° with envelope

« And now I know. I know that you, the being of all whom I would like to blossom in the noblest joy, that this being is heartbroken »

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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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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel » to Albert Nahmias
N.p.n.d (after 1911), 4 pp. in-8

« I had made some small commitments »

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel Proust » to Marie Scheikévitch
[Paris], 1st February 1915 (post mark), 4 p. in-8° in black in on laid paper

« In the meantime, I can’t stop thinking about you… »

EUR 6.500,-
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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed “Marcel” to Louis d’Albufera
N.p, c. 21st December 1904, 2 pages in-8, mourning paper

“The sad embarrassment that I am…”

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Autograph letter signed « Marcel » to Robert de Flers
[Paris, 16th or 17th November 1913], 4 pp. in-4

«Keep in you the source of youthful memories»

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PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922)

Telegram to Marie Scheikévitch
[Friday 21st September 1917], 1 p. in-8°

« My health, so detestable at this moment, often deprives me at the last hour of the most desired pleasures»

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