Lot 683: Victor Hugo

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:41

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Lot 683: ALS in French, signed "Victor H," one page, 4 x 9.5, January 3, 1865. In full (translated): "You have charmed me sir, with a simple and frightening story, dreamt as Schiller could have dreamt it, told as Goethe told stories. I have taken the journal Feuilleton de la Presse to my country house to read it again under the shadows of the trees and the flowers. I thank you for having inserted my name in these beautiful pages. Please receive sir, my most cordial sympathy." Restored to very good condition, with intersecting folds, repaired paper loss to the lower right corner obliterating his last name, and many areas of repaired ink erosion to words and letters throughout. An important and beautiful letter referencing two of the most influential German writers of all time-Schiller the dreamer and Goethe the story-teller. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $5000-6000
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