Lot 635: ALS in French, signed "Votre geant," one page, 5.25 x 8, no date but circa 1879. Untranslated letter to his friend Edmond Laporte concerning a monument for his childhood friend Louis Bouilhet. From Laporte's collection and stamped in the lower left with his initials. In fine condition. Bouilhet, a poet who had passed away a decade earlier, was one of Flaubert's schoolmates and closest friends. Not only was Bouilhet influential in the development of Flaubert's style of literary realism, but it was also he who encouraged Flaubert to compose his greatest work, Madame Bovary. A highly desirable letter with a choice association.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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