Lot 271: Prudhomme, Sully



2015-09-16 14:06:52

Lot 271: Prudhomme Sully: (1839-1907) French Poet, The First Ever Winner Of The Nobel Prize In Literature, 1901. A.L.S., Sully Prudhomme, One Page (Written To The Right Side Of The 4To Integral Leaf Of A Letter To Prudhomme, Effectively 8Vo), Paris, 29Th January 1892, To A Gentleman, In French. Prudhomme States That He Has Just Received A Letter From The Director Of The Postal And Telegraphic Service (The Letter On Which The Poet Is Writing His Own Letter) And Stating 'My Request Has Not Been As Successful As Expected, Far From It, But Mr. De Tebus Showed Me Enough Good Will For Me To Send Him My Thanks On Behalf Of The People Collaborating To The Revue Generale Des Sciences'. In A Postscript Prudhomme Informs His Correspondent That He Will Be Leaving For A Six Week Trip To The South Of France In A Few Days 'But I Will Leave To My Colleagues The Required Amount For The Subscription To The Review So That This Amount May Be Remitted To The Person Who Will Certainly Come To Collect It'. The Letter To Prudhomme From The Director Of The Postal And Telegraphic Service Is Dated Paris, 25Th January 1892, And Informs The Poet That The Small Size Of Available Credit Within His Administration Does Not Even Allow Him To Subscribe To The Departmental Library Subscriptions For Publications Dealing Especially With The Telegraphic Questions. A Couple Of Very Small File Holes To The Upper Edge Of Prudhomme'S Letter, Only Very Slightly Affecting The Date But Not The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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