Lot 627: Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein (1766–1817), known as Madame de Stael, was a Swiss author who played an integral part in directing the literary tastes of Europeans at the turn of the 19th century. Rare ALS, signed "A Necker de Stael Holstein," one page, 4.5 x 7.5, no date. Letter of thanks to Reverend Bowles, in full: "Thousand thanks for your kindness, my dear sir. If I hear an anthem I'll pray for you, poetry and religion are reunited in you, as they must be always." Stael also adds a brief unsigned postscript at the bottom. Reverse of partial second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, scattered creases, missing top of second integral page, and moderate toning.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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