Lot 627: Francois Coppee

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2015-10-06 13:05:56

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Lot 627: French poet and novelist (1842–1908) who was known as 'the poet of the humble.' Lengthy AMS in French, one page, 8.5 x 13.5, no date. Untranslated essay entitled 'L'Omnibus,' inspired by a transportation strike in Paris, recollecting his earlier years casually riding around in horse-drawn carriages and observing the everyday life of the city. Previously cut into several strips (labeled alphabetically) and now remounted on a backing sheet. In very good condition, with chipping to edges affecting some portions of the text, uniform toning, and aforementioned reconstruction of fragments. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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