Lot 807: Dumas, Alexandre

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Lot 807: Dumas Alexandre: Fils (1824-1895) French Author And Dramatist. A.L.S., A Dumas, Four Pages, 8Vo, Dieppe, 13Th August 1873, To Joseph Autran, In French. Dumas Explains To His Correspondent The Reasons Why He Has Been So Late In Responding To His Kind Invitation, 'I Was In Orleans At Mr. Dupanloup'S Home When Your First Letter Arrived. He Is A Man Of Very High Spirit And Great Soul. It Would Be Good That All Those In Charge Of Talking About God On Earth Would Be Like Him.' Dumas Further Accepts The Invitation, But Without His Wife And Daughter Who Needs To Study During The Summer, Stating 'You Might Think That We Could All Visit You And That She Could Also Study In The Countryside With Her Mother, But This Would Simply Prove That You Don'T Know Mrs Dumas Who, Being Russian, As Oriental Ice Woman, Is Incapable Of Considering Such A Number Of Thoughts To Order And Act According To Them..' Accompanied By The Original 12Mo Envelope Hand Addressed By Dumas. Vg Joseph Autran (1813-1877) French Poet And Playwright, A Close Friend Of Alexandre Dumas. Félix Antoine Dupanloup (1802-1878) French Ecclesiastic, Bishop Of Orleans 1849-78. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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