Lot 794: Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De

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Lot 794: Chateaubriand François-René De: (1768-1848) French Writer, Politician And Historian. He Is Considered The Founder Of Romanticism In French Literature. L.S., Chateaubriand, One Page, 8Vo, Paris, 12Th October 1842, In French. In A Letter Full Of Subtile Humor, Chateaubriand Starts With An Exclamation 'How Could I, Sir, Get Confused And Take A Bishop For An Archbishop! It Cries Out For Vengeance And I Beg You Not To Believe A Single Word I May Say If I Have The Misfortune To Say Anything In The Future. But I Am Sir Quite Old And Ill And I Hope That The World Is Henceforth Safe From My Mistakes' Further Thanking His Correspondent For His Letter And Stating 'Thanks God I Know Myself; I Don'T Have Any Kind Of Admiration For My Puny Person; I Know Well That I Ramble..' . Chateaubriand Also Explains That He Cannot Write Due To Rheumatism An That He Is Obliged To Dictate. With A Very Small Collection Stamp To The End Of The Text And Few Very Minor Stains, Otherwise Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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