Lot 344: Oldoini, Virginia



2015-09-16 14:07:04

Lot 344: Oldoini Virginia: (1837-1899) Countess Of Castiglione. Italian Aristocrat, Known As La Castiglione. Mistress Of Emperor Napoleon Iii And Also A Significant Figure In The Early History Of Photography. A.L., Unsigned, Two Pages, 8Vo, N.P., N.D., To An Unidentified Correspondent, On Blind Embossed Monogrammed Stationery, In French. The Countess Writes, In Full, 'I Am Replying To You Without Knowing Why. This Is Not Because I Have Too Much Time, Or Not Enough To Do, As I Have Too Much Of The Former And Not Enough Of The Latter, But I Like To Share My Thoughts With You. They Are Different From Yours, Which I Would Like To Clear Away Like A Cloud On My Forehead, A Nightmare Dreamt By Your Fickle Mind'. Slightly Irregularly Torn To The Left Edge And With A Heavy Circular Brown Stain To The Upper Right Corner, Slightly Affecting Three Words Of Text To The Verso. About G] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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