Lot 421: Jules Verne
10th August 2016
ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 5.25, August 2, 1903. Letter to his nephew Andre. In part (translated): "I received your two articles on Pasteur and Alcoholism. I read them attentively and I congratulate you on them. They’re well-written, clear, interesting. All I can do therefore is to encourage you to continue your studies by using as a point of departure the origins of Druidism. You are an expert in the area of those ancient customs. I’m writing briefly because my eyes are quite bad.” In fine condition. Part of Pasteur’s research focused on fermentation and Verne was himself fond of Vin Mariani, a cocaine-laced wine; a tribe of alcohol-crazed cannibals figure in his novel Dick Sand. The author was also interested in Celtic lore and Druids which is reflected in novels such as The Green Ray.
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