Lot 677: Alfred Jarry

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:52:16

Lot 677: French symbolist writer (1873–1907) best known for his 1896 play Ubu Roi and for coining the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics.' Rare ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5.25, personal letterhead, March 25, 1905. Letter to a friend, in full (translated): "A thousand apologies for such a delay in answering you. I was traveling continuously and am writing to you from the depth of Brittany but I am coming back and will see you probably Tuesday or Wednesday. I hope my information reached you in time—if you want more complete ones, I will be at your service in Paris." Jarry adds an "A" to the embossed letterhead. In fine condition, with trivial soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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