Lot 762: LS in French, signed "Paganini," one page, 5.25 x 8, April 1, 1833. Letter to notable French author Prosper Merimee. In full (translated): "I am very upset, Sir, for not being able to accommodate you; it is of very great trouble for me to move at this time. If you had let me know ahead of time, I would not have objected to it, but this did not happen as you know. I promise that in mid-month the apartment will be at your disposal." In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the first letter of the signature), significant dampstaining to the right side (not affecting legibility), a few edge tears, and scattered creases. Merimee is best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis for Georges Bizet's famous opera of the same name. A fabulous association piece.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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