Lot 392: French military officer (1859–1935) whose central role in the Dreyfus Affair, which tore French society apart and shook their faith in the military, thrust him into the international spotlight. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 3.5, December 1, 1924. Letter to an unidentified recipient, in full (translated): "Thank you kindly to have been willing to send me your brother's book about 'Sa Vie' ['His Life'] that I will read with as much interest as I have read his remarkable book about his embassy in Constantinople. Herewith is a letter that I am asking if you would please give to your brother. I am taking this opportunity to appeal upon your kindness. I am collecting stamps for my grandchildren. If by chance you come across interesting stamps, I would be very grateful if you would send them to me." In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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