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None of the French autographs arte translated

524. [FRANCE] Madame de Thebes - French palmist and prophet. She was born in 1845 and died in 1916. She carried on a business as a palmist at her salon in the Avenue de Wagram in Paris, and each year at Christmas published prophecies which enjoyed a wide circulation. She was said to have predicted the Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War. ANS, no date, written on both sides of 4.5 x 3.5 in. card. VG.........50-75

525.[FRANCE] Madame de Thebes - French palmist and prophet. She was born in 1845 and died in 1916. She carried on a business as a palmist at her salon in the Avenue de Wagram in Paris, and each year at Christmas published prophecies which enjoyed a wide circulation. She was said to have predicted the Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War. ALS, no date, 4pp., to the photographer Seschamps about photography...........80-120

526. [FRANCE] Anatole Le Braz [1859-1926]. French writer. Professor, U. of Rennes (1901-24). Collected and edited legends and folklore of his native Brittany, as in La Légende de la mort (1893) and Vieilles histoires du pays breton (1897); also wrote works based on Breton life and traditions as verse La Chanson de la Bretagne (1892), stories Contes du soleil et de la brume (1905), and novels Le Gardien du feu (1890) and Pâques d' Islande (1912). ALS, 1900, 2 full pages, 3-3/4 x 6 in. Speaks of Ferdinand Brunetiere. VG............75-100

527. [FRANCE] Pierre Decourcelle (1856-1926) was playwright and novelist; author of Les Deux Gosses (1889), plays L' As de trèfle (1883) and Gigolette (1893), and an adaptation of William Gillette' s Sherlock Holmes (1907). ALS, 1879, 1p. VG.............75-100

528. [FRANCE] Athenas, Georges [1877-1955]. French writer. With AiméMerlo (1880-1958) published under pseudonyms Marius and Ary Leblond novels including Vies parallèles (1902), Les Sortilèges (1905) L' Oued (1907), En France (1909, Goncourt prize), Ulysse Cafre (1926), Histoire d' Afrique (1937), Le Paradis perdu (1939). ALS, DATED 19?0, 1p., 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. VG.........75-100

529. [FRANCE] Louis-Claude-Joseph-Florence Desnoyers [1802-1868] French writer. Contributor to Charivari , Journal des enfants ; author of Mésaventures de Jean-Paul Choppart (1836), Adventures de Robert-Robert et de son ami Toussaint-Lavenette (1840). ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 in..........75-100

530. [FRANCE] Maurice Donnay [1859-1945] French playwright. Author of Eux! (1889), adaptation of Lysistrata (1892), Amants (1895), La Douloureuse (1897), L' Affranchie (1898), La Clairière (1900), La Retour de Jérusalem (1903), Oiseaux de passage (1904), Les Éclaireuses (1913), La Chasse àl' homme (1919), La Reprise (1924), etc. ALS, 1928, on both sides of 5 x 3-1/4 thin card........75-100

531. [FRANCE] Lahaye, Louis-Marie de. Viscount de Cormenin [1788-1868] French lawyer and political writer. Member of Chamber of Deputies (1828-46, 1848); opposed to Louis-Philippe; appointed councilor of state (after 1848). Author of Droit administratif (1821), Les Entretiens de village (1846), etc. ALS, no date, 1p, 5 x 7.5 in..........75-100

532. [FRANCE] Berthelot, Philippe-Joseph-Louis [1866-1934]. French diplomat. Son of Marcelin Berthelot. Entered diplomatic service (1889); adviser to Briand and active in Allied liaison during World War I; secretary general of ministry of foreign affairs (1920-21, 1925-32). TLS, 1925, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. To the poet Aime Giron..............60-80

533. [FRANCE] Albert Dauzat [1877-1955]. French linguist. On faculty of École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (from 1910; director from 1921). Author of Les Argots franco-provençaux (1917), Les Patois (1927), Histoire de la langue française (1931), Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue française (1938); founder of journals Le Français moderne (1933), Onomastica (1947). ALS, Paris, 1950, written on both sides, 8-1/4 x 5-1/4 in..........60-80

544. [FRANCE] Frédéric Masson [1847-1923] French historian. Friend and secretary to Prince Napoléon; entrusted with family papers of Napoléon for classification; from these papers drew material for a number of books on Napoléon I, including Napoléon inconnu (1895), Napoléon et sa famille (1897-1919), Napoléon et son fils (1904), Napoléon àSainte-Hélène, 1815-1821 (1912). ALS, no date, 1p, 4x5 in. To the poet Aime Giron........75-100

 

545. (FRANCE) L. ANTOINE VINCENT - French General. DS, year 4 [1796], certificate for Lieut. Duples[?]. 1p, 7 x 9-1/4. Cracked think red wax seal missing about 1/4. Fine French Revolution document.............75-100

546. [THEATRE] André Antoine (1858-1943) French actor, theatre manager, film director, author, and critic who is considered the inventor of modern mise en scène in France. Antoine founded the Théâtre Libre in Paris in 1887. His work had enormous influence on the French stage, as well as on similar companies elsewhere in Europe. SIGNED PERSONAL CALLING CARD ON WHICH HE WRITES 2 LINES. Fine............75-100

547. [FRANCE] Maria de las Mercedes Santa Cruz - Countess of Merlin, Cuban author, born in Havana in 1789; died in Paris, France, in 1852. When fourteen years old she sailed with her parents for Spain, and finished her education in Madrid. In 1810 she married the French general, Count Merlin, and in 1813, when the French troops left Spain, she went to Paris. There she soon became well known in French society, and her home was the resort of persons that were eminent in science, literature, and art. In 1840 she made a visit to her native city, but in 1842 she returned again to her adopted country, where she had already obtained a reputation by her literary labors. Her most important works are "Mis doce primeros afios" (Paris, 1833); "Memoires d'une Crdole" (1835); "Ocios de una mujer de gran mundo" (1837); " L'esclavage aux colonies Espagnoles" (1840) ; "La Havane" (3 vols., 1842): "Les lionnes de Paris" (1845); and "Le duc d'Athdnes" (1848). Many of her works have been translated into several European languages, and some of them were written originally in Spanish, though the majority were in French. Offered here is a rare AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 1843, 4 pages, approx. 4-1/8 x 5". VG. Written in French - not translated.............250-350

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