VERLAINE, Paul

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[BAUDELAIRE] VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed « Paul Verlaine » to Léon Deschamps
Paris, 19th October 1890, 1 p. in-8

« I had accompanied, very young and all obscure as I was, the coffin of Baudelaire »

EUR 15.000,-
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[RIMBAUD] DELAHAYE, Ernest (1853-1930)

Autograph letter signed « Ernest Delahaye » to Marcel Coulon
Maisons-Laffite, 16th December 1924, 8 p. in-8vo

“Mathilde has the right, in fact, to be spoken in her favour. Not having been able to do it with Verlaine is certainly not a crime”

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[RIMBAUD] DELAHAYE, Ernest (1853-1930)

Autograph letter signed « Ernest Delahaye » to Marcel Coulon
Maisons-Laffitte, 29th June 1929, 6 p. in-8, with autograph enveloppe

The admirable poet replied, with a sweet smile: “It made them puke »”

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[RIMBAUD] DELAHAYE, Ernest (1853-1930)

Autograph letter signed « Ernest Delahaye » to Marcel Coulon
Maisons-Laffitte, 28th May 1925, 4 p. in-8, with autograph envelope

« Rimbaud loved things in art that he lacked »

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[RIMBAUD] Paul VERLAINE (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed twice « P Verlaine » and « P.V » to Émile Bally
Paris [1st June 1894], 3 p. 1/2 in-8° with autograph envelope

« I am there, along with Rimbaud, Valade, d’Hervilly and three or four others »

EUR 3.800,-
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[RIMBAUD] VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Les Hommes d’Aujourd’hui
Original edition, n°318, 4 pp. in-4°

Proof copy with autograph corrections by Paul Verlaine

EUR 8.500,-
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[RIMBAUD] VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed « Votre P Verlaine » to l’abbé Louis Le Cardonnel
Paris, 9 Feb[ruary] [18]86, 2 p. 1/4 in-8° on mourning paper

« I don’t really know where I’m going, it’s called not living anymore »

EUR 6.000,-
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[VERLAINE] ÉCHAUPRE, Gabriel (18– / 19–)

Autograph letter signed “Gabriel Echaupre” to Edmond Lepelletier, Editor-in-Chief of the Echo of Paris
Paris, 25 August 1896., 4 pp. in-8 on letterhead

“Verlaine asked me what I thought of his contracts with Vanier, and if he could finally break his pact of misery”

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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 4.800,-
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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 from the second edition, 4 pp. in-4°
Librairie Vanier, n°244 – Paris 19 quai St Michel

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

EUR 350,-
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[VERLAINE] VANIER, Léon (1847-1896)

Autograph letter signed “Vanier” ato Edmond Lepelletier.
Paris, 21 mai 1896, 1 page in-4 on letterhead

“I’m here to ask you for the hundred francs agreed for your participation in Paul Verlaine’s funeral expenses”

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[VERLAINE] VERLAINE, Jeanne (18–/18–)

Autograph letter signed “J. Verlaine” to a gentleman (probably Edmond Lepelletier)
Rue Montholon [Paris], circa 1889, 2 pp. in-8

“I would assure you that, when he came to the Broussais hospital to visit Mr. Verlaine, he asked me for a way to sue his publisher Vanier against whom he was extremely irritated.”

EUR 300,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed “Paul Verlaine” to his mistress Philomène Boudin
London, [25th November 1893], 3 p. in-8

“Do not worry about other women. Moreover, London brought me misfortune 20 years ago in this respect”

EUR 3.200,-
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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 3.200,-
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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

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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed « P. Verlaine », attached with an autograph poem signed, to Émile Bally
Paris, 31st January 1894, 3 p. in-12°

« I am sending you a little poem that you will kindly give to Mr London »

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

Corrected proofs for Bonheur by Paul Verlaine, accompanied with an autograph letter signed about the poem collection
[Léon VANIER] Paris, Léon Vanier, 1891, in-12°

“Jester! my books are selling well, and how nice it would be if they finally gave me a small rent while making your phortune to you”

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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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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph letter signed « P Verlaine » to Jules Rais
[Paris] 39 rue Descartes, 2 January [18]96, 1 p. in-12° on laid paper

« I’m writing to you so little and so badly »

EUR 2.000,-
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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)

First draft autograph manuscript for two important poems
[Paris, Hôpital Broussais, late 1889] 3 pp. in-4 in black ink

“To all the winds from heaven or rather from hell”

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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Autograph card signed « P. Verlaine » to Edmond Lepelletier
Aix-les-Bains, 2nd September evenning [1889], 1 p. in-12

« I live as a savage »

EUR 2.200,-
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VERLAINE, Paul (1844-1896)

Printed poem with autograph corrections, titled « À Horatio »
Newspaper clipping Le Hanneton from 8th August 1867. 63 x 80 mm mounted on larger sheet 193 x 152 mm.

“Ami, le temps n’est plus des guitares, des plumes…”

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