Lot 804: Dumas, Alexandre



2015-09-16 14:11:29

Lot 804: Dumas Alexandre: Fils (1824-1895) French Author And Dramatist. A.L.S., A Dumas, Three Pages, 8Vo, St Germain En Laye, 29Th October 1847, To Joseph Autran, In French. Dumas Sends News Of A Letter He Has Received From Hostein, And Forwards His Message, 'I Need For My Shareholders And To Cover The First Year Expenses To Make A Lot Of Money….I Must Stage The Play The Count Of Montecristo Promptly. The Autran Play Would Then Be Stifled Between The Red House And The Count Of Montecristo. Write To Autran And Tell Him That La Fille D'Eschyle Will Be Played After The Count Of Montecristo.' Further Stating 'It Will Be More Honourable For La Fille D'Eschyle To Be Played After The Count Of Montecristo Than Before, As If It Was Played Only Waiting For The Masterpiece.' Dumas Concludes With A Request 'There Are At This Year'S Exhibition In Marseille Two Pictures Belonging To Me, One Hamlet And One Madeleine By Delacroix. Try To Send Them Back.' With Integral Address In Dumas' Hand. Vg Joseph Autran (1813-1877) French Poet And Playwright, A Close Friend Of Alexandre Dumas. La Fille D'Eschyle (1848) Was His Most Important Play. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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