Lot 697: ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 7.75, blindstamped monogrammed letterhead, June 16, 1856. Letter to a fellow author, in full (translated): "I don't want to delay anymore to acknowledge receipt of the books you have been very kind to send me. I haven't yet had an opportunity to read them but I do know how much they are appreciated. I would have loved to read them before answering you but I am now swamped with obligations and cannot spare any time before several weeks, but if I delayed my answer I did not want you to believe me indifferent to your kind remembrance and to the precious sympathy you expressed so kindly. Please accept my sincere gratitude and warm compliments." In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a small blot of ink to upper left corner, trivial surface loss and adhesive remnants along left edge, scattered foxing, and slight show-through from tape to reverse.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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