Lot 801: Baudelaire, Charles



2015-09-16 14:11:28

Lot 801: Baudelaire Charles: (1821-1868) French Poet, A Pioneering Translator Of Edgar Allan Poe. A.N.S., Charles Baudelaire, One Page, Oblong 8Vo, Paris, 1St Of March, [1843], In French. The Document Is A Bill Of Exchange Hand Written By Baudelaire, Getting Obliged To Pay 'On March 1St Next, I Will Pay To Monsieur Cousinet, Or To His Order The Amount Of One Hundred And Ninety Francs, Value Received In Goods'. Baudelaire Adds Beneath His Signature, His Own Address '17 Quai D'Anjou' In His Hand, Where He Lived Between 1843 And 1846. Two Stamps Validating The Document, One Blind Embossed, To The Front. To The Verso Cousinet Transfers His Credit, In Paris, 24Th February 1844, 'Value In Goods' To Mr. Dehaynin Father & Son, Signing Their Acceptance As Well As A Witness Signature. Irregularly Trimmed, With Some Light Overall Age Wear And With Few Pin Holes, One Close To The Signature Although Not Affecting It. G Baudelaire Started Writing In 1843 Les Fleurs De Mal. He Was Only Twenty One When He Acknowledged This Debt, And This Would Become An Ongoing Situation For The Rest Of His Life. Louis Cousinet Was A Restaurateur At The Tour D'Argent In Paris. Baudelaire Used To Eat At His Restaurant, Often With Friends And Without Money To Pay His Bills. Mr Dehaynin Was Involved In Coal Business, Supplying Lighting And Heating In Paris And Even In Banking. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £1000-1500
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