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First edition, Signed book

Louis-Joseph-Ferdinand HEROLD

Manuscrit autographe de l'opéra Le premier venu

s.d. [circa 1818], 26,5x34,5cm, en feuillets.

Autograph manuscript of two issues of the opera Ferdinand Herold's first comer , 24 pages of music paper in black ink and pencil, numerous corrections and redactions of the composer's hand.
The first issue is titled "No. 6 couplet" in the lead and includes the singing and bass parts. [...]

300 €

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Théophile GAUTIER

Manuscrit autographe du chapitre XI du Voyage d'Espagne "Boire de l’eau est une volupté que je ...

s.d. [circa 1843], 13,2x21,9cm ; 12,4x15,8cm ; 13,2x9,1cm ; 17,2x5,9cm, 4 feuillets.

Admirable set of four manuscript fragments of chapter XI of the Voyage d'Espagne which exposes behind the scenes of Gautier's writing which, guided by the romantic taste for the picturesque, relates his stays in Madrid and Ocaña and his passages by La Guardia and Tembleque [...]

5 000 €

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Alexandre DUMAS

"Naïs et Chloé" Poème autographe inédit signé d'Alexandre Dumas

s.d. , 20,6x27,6cm, un feuillet remplié.

Rarissime manuscript of a long novel poem recounting the loves of Naïs and Chloe whose writing is governed by the admiration and tribute that Dumas makes to one of the greatest figures of ancient poetry, Sappho.
A prolific novelist, Dumas has rarely attempted the poetic genre [...]

8 000 €

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Alfred de MUSSET

Poème autographe signé d'Alfred de Musset : "Vos lèvres l’ont doré, dans leur divin langage,/ ...

s.d. [1831], 17,1x25,2cm, une feuille.

Alfred de Musset signs here a poem of youth, dominated by the pure delight that inspires its dedicatee, Marie Mennessier-Nodier, feminine figure celebrated by the authors of the growing romanticism.
Dedicated to Mary as a thank you for the musical setting she made verses [...]

6 000 €

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Albert CAMUS

Pièce autographe signée d'Albert Camus "J'en suis bien content du moins"

s.d., 21x26,7cm, une feuille.

Asked about his literary life and his work, Camus leaves here three answers as concise as intriguing, revealing his acute sense of repartee.
Suspicious of attempts to intrude into his life, whether private or literary, Camus evades the questions with detours where the irony, [...]

2 300 €

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Signed book


Deux lettres autographes manuscrites de Lise Deharme à Guy Dupré

1963 et s.d., 15x10,5cm et 13,5x21cm, une carte et un feuillet remplié.

Autographed letters signed by Lise Deharme addressed to Guy Dupré, 9 lines in a red pen on a postcard and 17 lines in blue ink on two pages on a folded sheet.
Folding inherent in enveloping.

150 €

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First edition, Signed book


Lettre autographe signée à Henri Petit "Tout réapprendre, et tout recommencer, mais dans une ...

25 septembre 1945, 13,5x21cm, un feuillet.

Letter autograph signed by Louis Guilloux addressed to Henri Petit, two pages on a slip, 56 lines in black ink.
Folds inherent to the enveloping.
Letter full of poetic empathy addressed to Henri Petit, introduced by an admission of failure of writing in the face of the misfortunes of which [...]

280 €

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Alexandre DUMAS

Lettre autographe signée d'Alexandre Dumas père "Arrivez vite, qui veut la fin avec les moyens !"

s.d. [circa 1865-1869], un feuillet remplié.

Handwritten autograph letter signed by Alexandre Dumas Sr., 18 lines in black ink on Vergé paper Filigree Original Turkey Mill Kent.

700 €

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