Lot 662: ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, August 6, 1893. Letter to "Ponchet," in part (translated): "I am going to give one hundred francs, but it is as a leader of the 'Soirees de Medan.' See then, according to this information, what you personally have to give. I fear that we are not going to make much money. Besides, in my opinion we must be modest at this time." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a uniform overall block of toning. Les Soirees de Medan was a collection of six short stories authored by Zola, Guy de Maupassant, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Henri Ceard, Leon Hennique, and Paul Alexis; the title was taken from the name of Zola's home near Versailles, where the writers often gathered together.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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