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D'ABRANTÈS (Laure Constance, 1784-1838, French writer, wife of Marshal Junot, Duchesse)

AN unsigned, in French with translation, to 'Monsieur Sainte Barbe', the political writer and poet Joseph Auburtin, saying "the reading is not for today. I spent the night finishing the article which I am giving to the sale for the Poles, ... and I am Dead ... Last year's was worth 1,800 fr. to them", she could not "have given a reading without you!", she asks him whether "Adolphe" has been "put out" by her making the article, "I will get down to work straight away ... and my charming old beau ['céladon'] makes me very happy. I hope he realises that", she will "ask M. d'Amberieux", probably the novelist son of Pierre d'Ambérieux, (1732-1821), "to come too ... bring your stories and you and they will be welcome", 2 sides 16mo with envelope front and seal on separate flap bearing crowned 'C.A.', no place, no date, c.

Item Date:  1835
Stock No:  18842      £95

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[DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321, Italian Poet)]

Stitched notebook signed 'H.C. Gibson', titled "Sources of information concerning Dante Alighieri" compiled for 'Mr B' to use with a pupil, 16 sides 8vo., no date, c.

Item Date:  1840
Stock No:  12493      £30

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DAUDET (Alphonse, 1840-1897, French novelist and playwright)

Autograph letter signed and subscribed to 'Dear Monsieur and Friend', in French with translation, saying he has decided, "although not very strong or in good health, to go and spend a few days in London ... Would it be possible to obtain, for me and my family, a customs clearance which would avoid the worry and waiting about that walking cases of nerves find so tiresome?", and hoping that, if he is "speaking out of place", he will "take it with a good grace and the kind feeling you have always shown me", 1 side visiting card 2½" x 4", 31 Rue de Bellechasse (Paris VII), date in another (apparently English) hand 30th April light remains of laying down on verso

Item Date:  1895
Stock No:  19709      £150

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DAUDET (Alphonse, 1840-1897, French Writer)

Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, explaining that he is away, "au bout du monde ..." and therefore did not answer his letter, asking him to take and publish what he likes as, if he had been in Paris he would have made the choice himself "Mais je suis si loin, si peu homme de lettres", 1 side oblong 8vo., Chateau de St Estére, par Orgon, no date,

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  5882      £140

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DAUDET (Alphonse, 1840-1897, French novelist and playwright)

Autograph Letter Signed, in French with translation, to 'Mon cher Child', saying he is sending "the 1st volume of my new publication. I would be most grateful if you could announce it in your journals", 1 side 8vo., no place, no date, c.

Item Date:  1895
Stock No:  19713      £125

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