Lot 4011: ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, no date but noted as March 18, 1872 in Sand's published correspondence. Letter to Hebrew scholar Salvatore de Benedetti, thanking him for having sent his book Canzoniere Sacro Di Giuda Levita, a translation of poetry by the great Hebrew poet of the Middle Ages, Judah Halevi. In part (translated): "I didn't want to answer your so good and affectionate letter without having read your beautiful and precious book. No doubt that I'm interested in this person, such a passionate mystic and full of such powerful enthusiasm. I didn't know him at all and now you've rendered his poetry so vividly. I thank you for having given me this beautiful…book that is a historical revelation to me. But above all I thank you for being my friend. The tactful way you express that friendship clearly shows me that such a friendship honors me." In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. A choice example from the sought-after French writer with desirable literary content.
RR Auction's Mario Puzo Archive And Literary Rarities Auction 470
Thursday, 18th February 2016
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