Lot 684: Rare ALS in French, signed "Gv. Flaubert," one page, 5.25 x 8.25, no date but circa early 1870s. Letter to his friend, the Baroness Adele Lepic, in part (translated): "You would be so kind to come tomorrow after your dinner to make me a visit—you and your mother, who must need a little fresh air? As has come to you, tomorrow it is impossible for me—my niece goes in the morning and now I dare not leave my mother alone!" In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Flaubert had a cordial relationship with Lepic, a children's author who also published under the pseudonym A. Gennevraye, and she appears on multiple occasions throughout his collected letters. Flaubert's mother had fallen ill and would die in 1872.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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