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900. [MEDICINE] René Leriche (1879-1955) famous French surgeon. He devised a surgical procedure, the sympathectomy, to increase blood flow within arteries. In 1958, a French postage stamp was issued with his name and portrait on it. René Leriche gave his name to two syndromes: * Leriche's syndrome - AND * Sudek-Leriche syndrome. Leriche was a flamboyant character who had a fine collection of art (one of his patients was Matisse). ALS, 1948, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG............100-150

901. [ART] Joachim Lebreton (1760-1819) French artist who led the French Artistic Mission that came to Brazil in 1816 to help organize the arts in the country. ALS, 1817, 1p. 5-3/4 x 7-3/4".............75-100

902. [FRANCE] Maurice Bedel (1883-1954) French novelist and essayist. He was awarded with the prix Goncourt in 1927 for Jérôme 60° latitude nord. He was elected in 1948 as president of the Société des gens de lettres. ALS, 1950, written on both sides. To MRS. GEORGES-DAY, the writer. 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. VG...............60-80

903. [FRANCE] Marc-Antoine Jullien, called Jullien fils, (1775-1848) French revolutionary and man of letters. Encouraged by his ardently patriotic mother, he attempted a career in journalism, in 1790 becoming a collaborator on the Journal du Soir. The following year, he became a member of the Jacobin Club, in which he became an opponent of war. Jullien then became a protege of Robespierre. Jullien would likely have become a major player in the Revolution had it not been for the execution, by guillotine, of Robespierre in July 1793. Made destitute, he was arrested on August 10 and sent to prison; he would be held at the maison de santé of Notre-Dame-des-Champs, and would testify at Carrier's trial. He disavowed his association with Robespierre and was released, through the intervention of his father, on October 14, 1795. Ten days later, the insurrection of 13 Vendémiaire was stopped. Jullien next joined the Army of Italy, becoming a writer for its mail service from August to November 1797. He then accompanied Napoleon I, in May 1798, on his journey to Egypt. ALS, Paris, 1826, 1p, plus address leaf addressed to Chevalier Dubos. 8x10". For its age only minor faults [to be expected]...........100-150

904. [THEATRE] Paul Ferrier (1843-1928) French dramatist. He had already produced several comedies when in 1873 he secured real success with two short pieces, Chez l'avocat and Les Incendies de Massoulard. Others of his numerous plays are Les Compensations (1876); L'Art de tramper les femmes (1890), with M. Najac. One of Ferrier's biggest successes was the production with Fabrice Carré of Josephine vendue par ses sヲurs (1886), an opera bouffée with music by Victor Roger. His opera libretti include La Marocaine (1879), music of Jacques Offenbach; Le Chevalier d'Harmental (1896) after the play of Alexandre Dumas, père, for the music of A Messager; La Fille de Tabarin (1901), with Victorien Sardou, music of Gabriel Pierné. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. Only minor faults..........60-80

905. [FRANCE] Lazare Hippolyte Carnot (1801- 1888) French statesman. ALS, 1846, written on both sides, 4.5 x 7". He wrote about anit-slavery and black slavery. VG........60-80

Portrait of Carnot

 

906. FRANCE] Pierre-Antoine Lebrun (1785-1873) French poet. Lebrun was born in Paris. An Ode à la grande armée, mistaken at the time for the work of Écouchard Lebrun, attracted Napoleon's attention, and secured for the author a pension of 1200 francs. Lebrun's plays, once famous, are now forgotten. They are: Ulysse (1814), Marie Stuart (1820), which obtained a great success, and Le Cid d'Andalousie (1825). Lebrun visited Greece in 1820, and on his return to Paris he published in 1822 an ode on the death of Napoleon, which cost him his pension. In 1825 he was the guest of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford. The coronation of Charles X in that year inspired the verses entitled La Vallée de Champrosay, which have, perhaps, done more to secure his fame than his more ambitious attempts. In 1828 appeared his most important poem, Le Voyage en Grèce, and in the same year he was elected to the Academy. The revolution of 1830 opened up for him a public career; in 1831 he was made director of the Imprimerie Royale, and subsequently filled with distinction other public offices, becoming senator in 1853. ALS , no year, 1p. VG.............75-100

907. [FRANCE] Jules Lermina (1839&endash;1915) French writer. He began his career as a journalist in 1859. He was arrested for his socialist political opinions, and received Victor Hugo's support. ALS, 1889, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/2". VG..........60-80

 

908. [THEATRE] Ernest Blum (1836-1907) French dramatist. Brief ALS, no date, 1p.......50-75

909. [MUSIC] Gilbert Duprez (1806-1896) French tenor, singing teacher and minor composer who famously pioneered the delivery of the operatic high C from the chest. He also created the role of Edgardo in the popular bel canto-era opera Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835. ALS, 1842, 1p., 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG..........75-100

Portrait of Duprez

 

910. [FRANCE] Fortuné du Boisgobey (1821-1891) French novelist. His novels deal with crime, the police, and Parisian life. They had a high circulation, and the greater part of them have been translated into English. ALS, 1880, 1p. Moderate foxing throughout..........50-75

911. [FRANCE] Claude Adhémar André Theuriet (1833-1907) French poet and novelist, was born at Marly-le-Roi (Seine et Oise), and was educated at Bar-le-Duc in his mother's province of Lorraine. Theuriet studied law in Paris and entered the public service, attaining the rank of chef de bureau, before his retirement in 1886. He published in 1867 the Chemin des bois, a volume of poems, many of which had already appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes; Le bleu et le noir, poèmes de la vie réelle (1874), Nos oiseaux (1886), and other volumes followed. M. Theuriet gives natural, simple pictures of rustic and especially of woodland life, and Théophile Gautier compared him to Jaques in the forest of Arden. The best of his novels are those that deal with provincial and country life. Theuriet received in 1890 the prix Vitet from the French Academy, of which he became a member in 1896. He died on 23 April 1907, and was succeeded at the Academy by Jean Richepin. ALS, 1872, 2pp. NOT TRANSLATED. VG.......60-80

912. [FRANCE] René Doumic (1860- 1937) French critic and man of letters, was born in Paris, and after a distinguished career at the École Normale began to teach rhetoric at the College Stanislas. He was a contributor to the Moniteur, the Journal des Débats and the Revue bleue, but was best known as the independent and uncompromising literary critic of the Revue des Deux Mondes. ALS, 1929, 3pp, 4-1/2 x 7". To Rector of la Sorbourne. Fine...........75-100

Portrait of Doumic

 

913. [FRANCE] Pierre Paul Royer-Collard (1763 - 1845) French statesman and philosopher, leader of the Doctrinaires group during the Bourbon Restoration (1814-1830). At the outbreak of the French Revolution, to which he was passionately sympathetic, he was practising at the Parisian bar. He was returned by his section, the Island of Saint-Louis, to the Commune, of which he was secretary from 1790 to 1792. After the revolution of 10 August in that year he was replaced by Jean-Lambert Tallien. His sympathies were now with the Gironde , and after the insurrection of the 12th Prairial (31 May 1793) his life was in danger. He returned to Sompuis, and was saved from arrest possibly by the protection of Georges Danton and in some degree by the impression made by his mother's courageous piety on the local commissary of the Convention. In 1797 he was returned by his départment (Marne) to the Council of the Five Hundred, where he allied himself especially with Camille Jordan. He made one great speech in the council in defence of the principles of religious liberty, but the coup d'état of Fructidor (4 September 1797) drove him back into private life. It was at this period that he developed his legitimist opinions and entered into communication with the comte de Provence (later Louis XVIII of France). He was the moving spirit of the "Doctrinaires", as they were called, the name given during the Bourbon Restoration (1814-1830) to the little group of French Royalists who hoped to reconcile the Monarchy with the Revolution, and power with liberty. OFFERED HERE is a Document Signed in ink, Paris, 1814, approx. 8 x 12", addressed to M. Lacombe, publisher of The Department Journal in Chartres. This document is a decree -forbidden to publish newspaper without authorization. Fine condition. Superb!...............200-300

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Portrait of Royer-Collard

 

914. [FRANCE] Joseph Alfred Serret (1819-1885) French mathematician. NICE 1p, ALS, 1868, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG................40-60

Famous French Duelist

915. [FRANCE] Paul Adolphe Marie Prosper Granier de Cassagnac (1843- 1904) was the son of Adolphe Granier de Cassagnac , and while still young associated with his father in both politics and journalism. In 1866 he became editor of the Conservative paper Le Pays , and figured in a long series of political duels. On the declaration of war in 1870 he volunteered for service and was taken prisoner at Sedan. ALS, no date, 1p...........75-100

PORTRAIT OF CASSAGNAC

 

916. [FRANCE] Léon Dierx (1838-1912) French poet born in the island of La Réunion. He became a disciple of Leconte de Lisle and one of the most distinguished of the Parnassians. At the death of Stéphane Mallarmé in 1898 he was acclaimed prince of poets by les jeunes. HE WRITES ON HIS PERSONAL CALLING [BOTH SIDES] THAT HE IS SORRY THAT THE BAD STATE OF HIS SIGHT DOES NOT ALLOW HIM TO READ ANYMORE. He signed "L.D." With envelope addressed to Louis Alibert. The enveloped is postmaked 1911, year before his death. PLUS an ALS, 1889, by Leon Dierx, clearly different handwriting written before his sight problems. Two signed pieces............75-100

917. [FRANCE] EMILE MOURLIN - wine-maker of St. Florentin. Document Signed, 1851, with several other signatures. Written on both sides of paper, 7 x 9-3/4 in. VG...............60-80

 

918. [FRANCE] Stanislas Jean, Chevalier de Boufflers (1738-1815) French statesman and writer. His ambitions were military. He entered the order of the Knights of Malta, so that he could follow the career of arms. At the Restoration he was made joint-librarian of the Bibliothèque Mazarine. His wit and his skill in light verse had won him a great reputation, and he was one of the idols of the Parisian salons. Document SIGNED, doesn't appear to be dated but 18th century military. 1p., 6.5 x 8.5 in. Fine. Not translated..............80-120

 

919. [FRANCE] Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-1785) sometimes known as Abbé de Mably, was a French philosopher and politician. He was one of the 18th century's most popular writers but largely passed into obscurity in the 20th century. His works contributed to the later concepts of both communism and republicanism. Manuscript Document signed on front & back, 1737. Not translated. 7-1/2 x 4-3/4".............100-150

Mably - backside

 

920. [FRANCE] André Lichtenberger (1870-1940) French novelist and sociologist. He held a Doctor of Letters in history. ALS, 1902, 2-pages, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. VG..........50-75

921. [FRANCE] Gaston Monnerville (1897-1991) French politician and lawyer. He protested against the armistice signed by Pétain, and complained about the treatment of French colonial subjects by Petain's Vichy government. In late 1940, he joined Combat, one of the major groups in the resistance. As a lawyer in Marseille , in unoccupied France, he defended persons arrested or persecuted by the Vichy government for their opinions or racial origin. For this he was repeatedly threatened or arrested by the Vichy police. ALS, 1970, written on both sides of 8 x 10 sheet. To Felix Bonafe. VG.............75-100

Portrait of Monnerville

922. [THEATRE] Louis Arsene Delaunay [1826-1903] French actor, born in Paris, the son of a wine-seller. He studied at the Conservatoire, and made his first formal appearance on the stage in 1845, in Molière's Tartuffe at the Odon. After three years at this house he made his debut at the Comédie-Française as Dorante in Corneilles Le Menteur , and began a long and brilliant career in young lover parts. He continued to act as jeune premier until he was sixty, his grace, marvellous diction and passion enchanting his audiences. It was especially in the plays of Alfred de Musset that his gifts found their happiest expression. In the thirty-seven years during which he was a member of the Comédie-Française, Delaunay took or created nearly two hundred parts. He retired in 1887, having been made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1883. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. VG.............. 60-80

923. [FRANCE] Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1827-1881), known as Paul de Saint-Victor, French author, was born in Paris. His father Jacques BM Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1772-1858), is remembered by his poem L'Espérance, and by an excellent verse translation of Anacreon. Saint-Victor, who ceased to use the title of count as being out of keeping with his democratic principles, began as a dramatic critic on the Pays in 1851, and in 1855 he succeeded Théophile Gautier on the Presse. In 1866 he migrated to the Liberté, and in 1869 joined the staff of the Moniteur universel. In 1870, during the last days of the second empire, he was made inspector-general of fine arts. Almost all Saint-Victor's work consists of articles, the best known being the collection entitled Hommes et dieux (1867). His death interrupted the publication of Les Deux Masques , in which the author intended to survey the whole dramatic literature of ancient and modern times. Saint-Victor's critical faculty was considerable, though rather one-sided. He owed a good deal to Théophile Gautier, but he carried ornateness to a pitch far beyond Gautier's. Saint-Victor died in Paris on 9 July 1881. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. VG............50-75

924. [FRANCE] Marie-Clementine de Rochechouart-Mortemart, Duchesse d'Uzes [ 1847-1933] French feminist sculptor, she was the 1st French woman to get a driver's licence. Her work was shown in various salons and she was President of the Union des Femmes Paintres et Sculpteurs. ALS, 1910, 1p. Re: an evening of poetry.............75-100

 

925. [FRANCE] Robert d'Harcourt (1881-1965) French Catholic intellectual, scholar of German culture and anti-Nazi polemicist. During World War I d'Harcourt served in the artillery with the rank of sergeant. He was severely wounded twice during the conflict. Eventually taken prisoner, he recounted his experiences in his memoir Souvenirs de captivité et d'évasion d'un camp de Bavière. After the war he obtained the chair of German language and literature at the Catholic Institute of Paris. His knowledge of German culture and his anti-Nazi views led him to publish numerous detailed articles attacking the new Nazi regime after Hitler achieved power in 1933. In 1936 he published l'Evangile de la force (The Gospel of Force), his best-known work. It was a harsh attack on Nazism, and particularly drew attention to the indoctrination of young Germans in Nazi ideology. Harcourt stressed the incompatibility between the radical racist nature of Nazi ideology and Christianity. ALS, 1955, written on both sides...............60-80

d'Harcourt - page 2

 

926. [FRANCE] Amable Floquet [1797-1881] important French historian. ALS, no date, 1p, 7 x 8-3/4 in. Address leaf addressed to Rouen's Arocat General. Speaks about L'Ecole des Charteo and drort coutumier de Normandie. VG.............75-100

 

927. [FRANCE] Louis Marie de la Haye, Vicomte de Cormenin (1788-1868) French jurist and political pamphleteer. At the age of twenty he was received advocate, and about the same time he gained some reputation as a writer of piquant and delicate poems. In 1810 he received from Napoleon I the appointment of auditor to the council of state; and after the restoration of the Bourbons he became master of requests. During the period of his connection with the council he devoted himself zealously to the study of administrative law. He was selected to prepare some of the most important reports of the council. Among his separate publications at this time are noted, Du conseil d'état envisagé comme conseil et comme juridiction dans notre monarchie constitutionnelle (1818), and De la responsabilité des agents du gouvernement . In the former he claimed, for the protection of the rights of private persons in the administration of justice, the institution of a special court whose members should be irremovable, the right of oral defence, and publicity of trial. In 1822 appeared his Questions de droit administratif, in which he for the first time brought together and gave scientific shape to the scattered elements of administrative law. These he arranged and stated clearly in the form of aphorisms, with logical deductions, establishing them by proofs drawn from the archives of the council of state. This is recognized as his most important work as a jurist. The fifth edition (1840) was thoroughly revised. In 1828 Cormenin entered the Chamber of Deputies as member for Orléans, took his seat in the Left Center, and began a vigorous opposition to the government of Charles X . As he was not gifted with the qualifications of the orator, he seldom appeared at the tribune; but in the various committees he defended all forms of popular liberties, and at the same time delivered, in a series of powerful pamphlets, under the pseudonym of Timon, the most formidable blows against tyranny and all political and administrative abuses. After the revolution of July 1830 , Cormenin was one of the 221 who signed the protest against the elevation of the Orléans dynasty to the throne; and he resigned both his office in the council of state and his seat in the chamber. He was, however, soon re-elected deputy, and now voted with the extreme Left. The discussions on the budget in 1831 gave rise to the publication of his famous series of Lettres sur la liste civile, which in ten years ran through twenty-five editions. In the following year he was elected deputy for Belley. In 1834 he was elected by two arrondissements, and sat for Joigny , which he represented until 1846. In this year he lost his seat in consequence of the popular prejudice aroused against him by his trenchant pamphlet Oui et non (1845) against attacks on religious liberty, and a second entitled Feul Feul (1845), written in reply to those who demanded a retractation of the former. Sixty thousand copies were rapidly sold. Cormenin was an earnest advocate of universal suffrage before the revolution of February 1848, and had remorselessly exposed the corrupt practices at elections in his pamphlet Ordre du jour sur la corruption électorale . After the revolution he was elected by four départments to the Constituent Assembly, and became one of its vice-presidents. He was also member and president of the constitutional commission, and for some time took a leading part in drawing up the republican constitution. But the disputes which broke out among the members led him to resign the presidency. He was soon after named member of the council of state and president of the comit du conlentieux. It was at this period that he published two pamphlets Sur l'indépendance de l'Italie ("On Italian Independence"). After the coup d'état of December 2, 1851, Cormenin, who had undertaken the defence of Prince Louis Napoleon after his attempt at Strasbourg , accepted a place in the new council of state of the empire. Four years later, by imperial ordinance, he was made a member of the Institute. One of the most characteristic works of Cormenin is the Livre des orateurs , a series of brilliant studies of the principal parliamentary orators of the restoration and the monarchy of July, the first edition of which appeared in 1838, and the eighteenth in 1860. In 1846 he published his Entretiens de village, which procured him the Montyon prize, and of which six editions were called for the same year. His last work was Le Droit de tonnage en Algérie (1860). He died at Paris, on 6 May 1868. Two volumes if his Reliquiae were printed in Paris in the same year. ALS, no date, 2pp. 4-3/4 x 7 in. VG.............100-150

928. [FRANCE] Anatole le Braz, the "Bard of Brittany" [1859-1926] Breton folklore collector and translator. He was highly regarded amongst both European and American scholars, and known for his warmth and charm. Le Braz was sent on foreign cultural missions by the Government of France twenty times. He made several visits to the US, Canada and Switzerland, notably lecturing at Harvard University in 1906, and at Columbia University in 1915. ALS, 1900, 3pp. 4-1/2 x 7 in. ............60-80

929. [FRANCE] Georges Valois (real name Alfred-Georges Gressent; 1878-1945) French journalist and politician. After having written his first book, L'Homme qui vient, he met the nationalist and monarchist writer Charles Maurras and became a member of his Action Française (AF) league, where he continued to follow the workers' movement. As his employment would have been compromised by an involvement in the far-right monarchist league, he took the pseudonym of Georges Valois. Georges Valois was finally arrested by the Nazis on 18 May, 1944, and died in February 1945 of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. ALS, 1911, 2pp, 4-3/4 x 6-1/2 in.............75-100

930. [FRANCE] Aimé Martin (1781-1844) was a French writer. Born in Lyon, he moved to Paris, where he became the pupil and friend of Bernardin de St. Pierre: he collected his works and married his widow. Martin's letters to Sophia on Natural History were highly popular. ALS, no date, 2pp, to Count Marcellus on Marcellus works. VG...............50-75

931. [FRANCE] Paul Lacroix (1806-1884) French author and journalist, was born in Paris. He is best known under his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob. ALS, NO DATE, 1P, TO THE POET AIME GIRON, signed Paul Lacroix P.L. Jacob. 5-1/4 x 7-1/2 in. VG............60-80

932. [FRANCE] Pierre-Antoine Lebrun (1785-1873) French poet. Lebrun was born in Paris. An Ode à la grande armée, mistaken at the time for the work of Écouchard Lebrun, attracted Napoleon's attention, and secured for the author a pension of 1200 francs. Lebrun's plays, once famous, are now forgotten. They are: Ulysse (1814), Marie Stuart (1820), which obtained a great success, and Le Cid d'Andalousie (1825). Lebrun visited Greece in 1820, and on his return to Paris he published in 1822 an ode on the death of Napoleon, which cost him his pension. In 1825 he was the guest of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford. The coronation of Charles X in that year inspired the verses entitled La Vallée de Champrosay, which have, perhaps, done more to secure his fame than his more ambitious attempts. In 1828 appeared his most important poem, Le Voyage en Grèce, and in the same year he was elected to the Academy. The revolution of 1830 opened up for him a public career; in 1831 he was made director of the Imprimerie Royale, and subsequently filled with distinction other public offices, becoming senator in 1853. ALS , no year, 2 full pages. At one corner there is a short tear affecting a couple of words. Another corner has creasing. To de Salvandy, Paris........75-100

933. [FRANCE] Étienne Marie Victor Lamy (1845-1919) French author, born in Cize, Jura. He was educated at the College Stanislas and became a doctor of law in 1870. From 1871 to 1881 he was a deputy from his native department, Jura, and his earlier writings were political and historical. In the House of Deputies he was a member of the Left, but he broke with his party and became a clerical reactionary, writing for the Gaulois and the Correspondant. In 1905 he became a member of the Académie française (seat #21), and in 1913 he succeeded Thureau-Dangin as its perpetual secretary. ALS, no date, 1p. 4-1/2 x 7 in. VG..........50-75

934. [FRANCE] Henri Martin (1810-1883) French historian celebrated in his own day, whose modern reputation has been eclipsed by the greater literary and interpretive powers of his contemporary, the equally passionate patriot Jules Michelet, whose works have often been reprinted. ALS, 1882, 1p., speaks of his work with manuscripts. 4.5 x 5.5 in. VG..........60-80

Portrait of Henri Martin

 

935. [FRANCE] Antonin-Dalmace Sertillanges [1863-1948] Fr. moral philosopher, known mainly for his research into Thomas Aquinas. He entered the Dominican order in 1883 and takes in the name of religion-Antonin Sertillanges Gilbert. Beginning in 1900, he is a professor of moral philosophy at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was elected member of the French Academy of Moral and Political Science in 1918. ANS, 1930, written on back of postcard picturing him. Sent to the actress Tania Fedor. Not translated...........50-75 Click below to see both sides

Sertillanges 1

Sertillanges 2

 

936. [FRENCH THEATRE] Louis Desire Veron (1798-1867) French opera manager and publisher. Veron originally made his fortune from patent medicines. In 1829 he founded the journal Revue de Paris, and from 1838 to 1852 was owner and director of the Constitutionnel, in which he published Eugene Sue's novel based on the legend of the Wandering Jew. It was also during Veron's direction and at his suggestion that Sainte-Beuve contributed the Causeries du lundi, an early example of the regular newspaper column. He is largely known to history for his direction, from 1831-1835, of the Paris Opera. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1831, 1p. Not translated..................75-100

937. [FRENCH THEATRE] JACQUES SEREYS [b.1928-?] French theatre director & actor. ALS, 1968, on both sides, 4to. Speaks of money to be given to Margaret Ramsay. Fine..................60-80

938. [FRANCE] EB (Bourdet, Édouard. 1887-1945). French dramatist. Author of satirical and psychological studies of contemporary society. HIS INITIALS PLUS 2 WORDS ON TLS, 1928, FROM MARCEL BALLOT. VG. Not translated...........40-60

940. [FRANCE] PAUL SOUDAY (1869-1929) Fr. journalist & writer. He wrote on Marcel Proust, Paul Valery & Andre Gide. ALS, 1926, 1p. Literary content. VG................50-75

941. [FRANCE] RENE LALOU [b. 1889] Fr. critic and writer. TLS, 1929, 1p, 4to. Re" cinema vs. theatre. He says theatre is dead and cites works of Pagnol and Jules Romains................50-75

942. [RELIGION] Pierre-Paul Guérin de Tencin (1679-1758), French ecclesiastic, was archbishop of Embrun and Lyon, and a cardinal. His sister Claudine was a spur to his career. After studying with the Oratorians in his native Grenoble, he entered the Sorbonne, where he became prior in 1702, and obtained the doctorate in 1705. He was then appointed Vicar-General of the diocese of Sens and, in 1721, accompanied Cardinal de Rohan[2] to Rome as his conclavist, to support the candidacy of Cardinal Conti (Innocent XIII), from whom he had obtained a promise to bestow the purple on the French minister Guillaume Dubois. He remained at Rome as French chargé d'affaires, with the appointment in commendam of abbot of Trois-Fontaines to support him (1739-1753), until Benedict XIII, with whom he was on cordial terms of intimacy and very influential, consecrated him Archbishop of Embrun (26 June 1724). On 22 February 1739, Guérin de Tencin was created cardinal, of the titulus of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus. He remained at Rome as French ambassador until 1742, when he took possession of the archiepiscopal see of Lyon, to which he had succeeded on 19 November 1740. Louis XV appointed him minister of state in September 1742, though he held no portfolio, and Commander of the Order of Saint-Esprit. He was overzealous in the persecution of the Jansenists, and, at the provincial synod which he held at Embrun from 16 August to 28 September, 1727, he suspended Jean Soanen, Bishop of Senez, a prelate eighty years of age, who had appealed against the Bull Unigenitus. After the death of André-Hercule Cardinal de Fleury , the prime minister to whom he owed much of his political advancement, his influence began to decrease. The death of his profligate sister in 1749, removed some of his political ambition, and in 1752 he retired to his see of Lyons. Offered here is ALS, 1735, 1p, approx. 7 x 10 in. Not translated. Excellent condition...............150-250

 

943. [CARDINAL] Pierre-Paul Guérin de Tencin (1679-1758), French ecclesiastic, was archbishop of Embrun and Lyon, and a cardinal. ALS, not dated but circa 1735, 1p, approx. 7 x 10 in. Not translated. Excellent condition......150-250

944. [FRANCE] Louis Jean Népomucène Lemercier (1771-1840) French poet and dramatist. ABOUT 4 LINES WRITTEN IN HIS HAND AND SIGNED, UNABLE TO MAKE OUT THE YEAR, 7 x 7.5 in..........60-80

 

945. [FRANCE] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Gabriel Monod, with his cousins Alfred and Sarah Monod, organized an ambulance with which he followed the whole campaign, from Sedan to Le Mans. He wrote a small book of memoirs of this campaign, Allemands et Français (1871), in which he spoke of the conquerors without bitterness; this attitude was all the more praiseworthy as his mother was originally from Alsace, and he was unable to resign himself to the loss of Alsace and Lorraine. ALS, no date, 4pp , 4-1/4 x 5-1/4". VG.............60-80

Portrait of Monod

946. [FRANCE] Eugène Rouher (1814- 1884) French statesman of the Second Empire. ALS, 1873, 1p. After the death of Napoleon III he speaks of the sorrow of Napoleon's son. 5.25 x 8". Fine............75-100

Portrait of Rouher

 

947. [THEATRE] E. Legouve (Gabriel-Jean-Baptiste-Ernest-Wilfrid Legouve) (1807-1903) writer; author of novel Édith de Falsen (1840) and plays Louise de Lignerolles (1848), Adrienne Lecouvreur (with Scribe, 1849), Bataille de dames (1851), Un Jeune Homme qui ne fait rien (1861). ALS, no date, to the painter Amaury Duval [1808-1885], 1p. PLUS ADDRESS LEAF...........60-80

948. [FRANCE] Hyacinthe-Louis de Quélen (1778-1839) Archbishop of Paris. Ordained in 1807, he served a year as Vicar-General of Saint-Brieuc and then became secretary to Cardinal Fesch. The favours of Louis XVIII and Charles X did not make him subservient. As a peer of the realm he opposed, on behalf of the middle classes, the conversion of the national debt. Lengthy ALS, unable to determine date, 1p. Not translated.............80-120

949. [FRANCE] Ernest Lavisse (1842-1922) French historian. Lavisse was admitted to the Académie française on the death of Admiral Jurien de la on the death of Admiral Jurien de la Gravière in 1892, and after the death of James Darmesteter became editor of the Revue de Paris. He is, however, chiefly a master of pedagogy . When the école normale was joined to the university of Paris, Lavisse was appointed director of the new organization, which he had helped more than any one to bring about. ALS, Paris, 1916, 1p, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 in..........60-80

950. [FRANCE] Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874) French politician. ALS, Paris, 1840, 1p., 6-3/4 x 8-1/4". VG..........60-80

Portrait of Rollin

 

951. [FRANCE] Anatole le Braz, the "Bard of Brittany" (1859&endash;1926) was a Breton folklore collector and translator. He was highly regarded amongst both European and American scholars, and known for his warmth and charm. A large statue of him with a peasant storyteller was created in Saint-Brieuc, and a memorial stele in Tréguier, both designed by Armel Beaufils. ALS, 1894, 1-1/2pp., 4-1/8 x 6-1/2". Speaks about his book La Chanson de la Bretagne ("The Songs of Brittany"), poetry, 1892. VG...........60-80

Portrait of Braz

 

952. [ART] Maurice Delcourt [1877-1917] Fr. artist. ALS, no date, 2pp, 4.5 x 6". Speaks about his wood engravings in a magazine. VG...........50-75

953. [ART] Paul Sébillot (1843-1918) French folklorist, painter, and writer. Many of his works are about his native province, Brittany. ALS, 1881, 2pp, 5x8". About folk tales of Brittany. VG...........75-100

Portrait of Sebillot

 

954. [ART] Antoine Guillemet [1841-1918] Fr. artist. ALS, 1907, 3pp, 4.5 x 7". He was a friend of Cézanne. Cézanne's paintings were shown in the first exhibition of the Salon des Refusés in 1863, which displayed works not accepted by the jury of the official Paris Salon. The Salon rejected Cézanne's submissions every year from 1864 to 1869. Cézanne continued to submit works to the Salon until 1882. In that year, through the intervention of fellow artist Antoine Guillemet, Cézanne exhibited Portrait of Louis-Auguste Cézanne, Father of the Artist, reading 'l'Evénement', 1866 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.), his first and last successful submission to the Salon. VG................75-100

955. [FRANCE] Jean d'Ormesson (b. 1925 in Paris) French novelist whose work mostly consists of partially or totally autobiographic novels. ALS, [1985] written inside Christmas card, with envelope. Fine...........50-75

Portrait of d'Ormesson

 

956. [FRANCE] Charles Wagner (1852-1916) French reformed pastor whose inspirational writings were influential in shaping reformed theology. ALS, 1905, 3pp., 4-1/8 x 5-1/8". VG............50-75

957. [FRANCE] Alphonse-Marie-Marcellin-Thomas Bérenger (31 May 1785 &endash; 1 May 1866), known as Thomas Bérenger or Berenger de la Drôme, was a French lawyer and politician. ALS, 1839, 1p, 7.5 x 9.5". Justice matters. VG............60-80

958. [FRANCE] Edmond-Ludovic-Auguste Cave [1794-1852] Fr. writer. He published with Dittemer under the pen name of Fougeray a serial of dramatic proverbs. He was then director of fine arts and theaters at the ministry of Interior until 1848. Letter Signed, 1842, Ministry of Interior, 1p, 7-3/4 x 10". VG.............50-75

 

959. [FRANCE] Maria Deraismes (1828-1894) French author and major pioneering force for women's rights. ALS, PARIS, 1891, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8-1/2". Includes envelope. She doesn't sign first name as Maria, and we are unable to ascertain what she wrote for first name. Perhaps nickname or something Masonic???? VG............75-100

See Deraismes

 

960. [FRANCE] René-Joseph Tournemine [1661-1739] French Jesuit theologian and philosopher. He founded the Mémoires de Trévoux, the Jesuit learned journal published from 1701 to 1767[, and assailed Nicolas Malebranche with the charges of atheism and Spinozism. His Réflexions sur l'athéisme originated as a preface to the Traité de l'existence de Dieu (1713) by Fénelon, and was an effective direct attack on Spinoza; it argued that 'Spinozism' wasn't practically tenable. A debate with Leibniz on the mind-body problem was prominent in the period. Tournemine taught the young Voltaire, and became a friend. In correspondence from 1735, however, Voltaire was critical of the Jesuit reception of Newton and Locke. Offered here is a rare 3-page ALS, we don't see a date year, 6.5 x 8.5 in. Top left corner shows faint Autograph Dealer stamp and there is a cliiping [in French] from autograph catalog [old]. Very good condition for its age............150-250

962. [FRANCE] Jean-Baptiste Lynch [1749-1835] Peer of France. Traitor to Napoleon as Mayor of Bordeaux, he gave the open city to Louis XVIII in 1814. Impressive in appearance, a manuscript document, 2-1/2 pages, dated 1819. Approx. 8-1/4 x 11-1/2 in. Certainly worthy of research. Fine condition............100-150

 

963. [FRANCE] Louis Joseph Ernest Picard (1821- 1877) French politician. In 1868 he founded a weekly democratic journal, L'Electeur libre, and in 1869 was elected both for Hérault and Paris, electing to sit for the former. From 4 September 1870 he held the portfolio of finance in the government of National Defence. In January 1871 he accompanied Jules Favre to Versailles to arrange the capitulation of the Paris Commune, and in the next month he became minister of the interior in Adolphe Thiers's cabinet. Attacked both by the monarchist and the republican press, he resigned in May. Later in the year he was sent as ambassador to Brussels, where he remained for two years. On his return to Paris he resumed his seat in the Left centre, and in 1875 became life senator. He died in Paris. ALS, 1876, 1p..........50-75

 

964. [FRANCE] Aurelien Scholl (1833-1902) French author and journalist, was born in Bordeaux. He was successively editor of the Voltaire and of the Echo de Paris. He wrote largely for the theatre, and also a number of novels dealing with Parisian life. ALS, nd, 1p. Wants to sue Paul Boiteau. Moderate stain bottom corner; wrinkled...........50-75

 

Master of Macabre Humor

965. [FRANCE] Gabriel De Lautrec [1867-1938] Fr. author and Master of Macabre Humor. He was a great friend of Alphonse Allais. His pseud. was "Tom Joe." He was the 1st translator of Mark Twain in French. ALS, 1926, 1p, mentions his pseudonym Tom Joe. VG.....50-75

 

966. [FRANCE] Nicolas de Lamoignon - Nicolas Lamoignon-Bâville (1648-1724) was a French official said to have been accused by Voltaire of instigating the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He made himself famous by the measures he adopted against the Protestants, and by the manner in which he associated himself with the religious policy of Louvois, of which the revocation of the Edict of Nantes was the culminating point. But it is without proof that Voltaire accused him of having instigated this revocation. "I never counselled the revocation of the Edict of Nantes", he wrote to his brother in 1708. On the contrary he considered that "in religion hearts must be attacked, for it is there that it resides", and immediately after the revocation he sent for Bourdaloue to come and evangelize the Protestants of Montpellier. From 1702 to 1704 he helped in the repression of the uprising of the Camisards, occasioned in the Cevennes by English and Calvinistic influences. Offered here is a rare ALS, dated 1701, 1p, 6-1/2 x 8-3/4", defective address leaf. Not translated...........200-300

 

967. [FRANCE] Emmanuel Roblès (1914-1995) Algerian-French author. He was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt in 1973. SIGNED/INSCRIBED [on the back] 5x7 photograph which he dates [19]91. Fine...............35-45

 

About Important French General Martin Vignolle

968. [FRANCE] Pierre-Henry De Mesange [born 1739 - died Year VIII] played important role in French Revolution Army beside the famous General Martin Vignolle. Impressive looking 3-page manuscript document dated 1786, signed by Mesange. Accompanied by some information on Gen. Vignolle. This is in French and not translated. About Vignolle - see scans below and decide for yourself. Excellent condition................100-150

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Last page

Portrait of Vignolle

 

969. Charles Hermite (1822 &endash; 1901) French mathematician who did research on number theory, quadratic forms, invariant theory, orthogonal polynomials, elliptic functions, and algebra. Hermite polynomials, Hermite interpolation, Hermite normal form, Hermitian operators, and cubic Hermite splines are named in his honor. One of his students was Henri Poincaré. He was the first to prove that e, the base of natural logarithms, is a transcendental number. His methods were later used by Ferdinand von Lindemann to prove that シ is transcendental. ALS, 1893, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. VG..........100-150

Click to see Hermite letter

Portrait of Hermite

 

970. [FRANCE] Charles de Bourbon, Count of Charolais (1700-1760) French noble. As a member of the reigni prince of the Blood. A son of Louis III, Prince of Condé, he was made governor of Touraine in 1720. He fought in Hungary in the war against the Ottoman Turks and won distinction at the battle of Belgrade. He was governor of his nephew Louis Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Condé. In 1728 he became one of the candidates to the hand of wealthy Maria Zofia Sieniawska supported by Louis XV in attempt to gain a strong position in Poland before the Royal Election. He secretly married Jeanne de Valois-Saint Remy, a descendent of Henri II via an illegitimate branch. Their son was Louis-Thomas (1718&endash;1799), who was not legitimated by the king, later was exiled to England. Document Signed, does not appear to be dated, approx. 7.5 x 12 in. As you can see in the scan it appears to have been slightly cropped, affecting very little. One middle fold................150-250

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Portrait of Bourbon

 

971. [FRANCE] Pierre Lanfrey (1828-1877), French historian and politician. ALS, 1871, 2 full pages, 5.5 x 8 in. There are 4 unsigned lines written across top by Jules Simon [1814-1896] the French statesman and philosopher, and one of the leader of the Opportunist Republicans faction. Fine............100-150

972. [ART] Alfred Philippe Roll (1846-1919) French painter. Many of his paintings are in public art galleries, including the Hotel de Ville museum, the Cognac Museum, Avignon Museum, Laval Museum, Fontainebleau Palace, Pau Museum, and the Museum of Geneva. In 1905 he became the president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which he co-founded. ALS, no date, 1p, 5 x 6-1/2 in. Speaks about his exhibition at Biloz. Fine............80-120

973. [FRANCE] Émile Auguste Étienne Martin Deschanel (1819-1904) French author and politician, the father of Paul Deschanel, the 11th President of the French Republic. His works include: Études sur Aristophane (1867), Le Romantisme des classiques (1882), and the controversial Catholicisme et socialisme (1850). As a result, Napoleon III forced him into exile between 1851 and 1859. He later became a professor at the Collège de France and in 1881 became a lifetime member of the French senate. A street bearing his name is located in Paris's VIIe arrondissement bordering the Champs de Mars. ALS, 1869, 3pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated. One soiled corner.........50-75

974. [FRANCE] Émile Auguste Étienne Martin Deschanel (1819-1904) French author and politician, the father of Paul Deschanel, the 11th President of the French Republic. His works include: Études sur Aristophane (1867), Le Romantisme des classiques (1882), and the controversial Catholicisme et socialisme (1850). As a result, Napoleon III forced him into exile between 1851 and 1859. He later became a professor at the Collège de France and in 1881 became a lifetime member of the French senate. A street bearing his name is located in Paris's VIIe arrondissement bordering the Champs de Mars. ALS, 1869, 2pp, 5-1/4 x 8". Not translated. One soiled corner.........50-75

 

975. [MEDICINE] Auguste Nélaton (1807-1873) French physician and surgeon. He was the personal surgeon of Napoleon III. ALS, no date, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8". VG.............60-80

Portrait of Nelaton

 

976. [FRANCE] Albert Auguste Cochon de Lapparent (1839-1908) French geologist. ALS, 1890, 1p, 4-3/8 x 5-1/2"..............35-45

Portrait of Lapparent

 

977. [RELIGION] Félix Antoine Philibert Dupanloup (January 3, 1802 &endash; October 11, 1878) was a French ecclesiastic. ALS, appears to be undated, 1p, 8 x 9-1/4". VG..........50-75

Portrait of Dupanloup

 

978. [FRANCE] Olivier Émile Ollivier (1825-1913) French statesman. Although a republican, he served as a cabinet minister under Emperor Napoleon III and led the process of turning his regime into a "liberal Empire". Brief ALS, no date, 1p, 4 x 5-1/4". VG.........35-45

Portrait of Ollivier

 

979. [CARDINAL] Georges Grente (1872-1959) French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Le Mans from 1918 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. TLS, 1957, 1p, 8-1/4 x 10-1/2". The Cardinal is not happy about the joke made by Robert Kemp, the critic. VG.............60-80

980. [FRANCE] Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) French historian, the nephew of Adolphe Monod. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Gabriel Monod, with his cousins Alfred and Sarah Monod, organized an ambulance with which he followed the whole campaign, from Sedan to Le Mans. He wrote a small book of memoirs of this campaign, Allemands et Français (1871), in which he spoke of the conquerors without bitterness; this attitude was all the more praiseworthy as his mother was originally from Alsace, and he was unable to resign himself to the loss of Alsace and Lorraine. ALS, Paris, 1904, written on both sides, 5x8". VG.............60-80

Portrait of Monod

 

981. [ FRANCE] Maurice Garcon (1889-1967) French novelist, historian, essayist and lawyer. A major figure at the bar, he gained a certain notoriety and was even mentioned with René Floriot in the last phrase of Jean-Pierre Melville's film "Bob le flambeur". ALS, 1958, 1p, 8-1/4 x 5-1/4". One fold crease o/w VG. To the critic, Robert Kemp.......60-80

Portrait of Garcon

 

982. [FRANCE] [FRANCE] Pierre-Antoine Lebrun (1785-1873) French poet. Lebrun was born in Paris. An Ode à la grande armée, mistaken at the time for the work of Écouchard Lebrun, attracted Napoleon's attention, and secured for the author a pension of 1200 francs. Lebrun's plays, once famous, are now forgotten. They are: Ulysse (1814), Marie Stuart (1820), which obtained a great success, and Le Cid d'Andalousie (1825). Lebrun visited Greece in 1820, and on his return to Paris he published in 1822 an ode on the death of Napoleon, which cost him his pension. In 1825 he was the guest of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford. The coronation of Charles X in that year inspired the verses entitled La Vallée de Champrosay, which have, perhaps, done more to secure his fame than his more ambitious attempts. In 1828 appeared his most important poem, Le Voyage en Grèce, and in the same year he was elected to the Academy. The revolution of 1830 opened up for him a public career; in 1831 he was made director of the Imprimerie Royale, and subsequently filled with distinction other public offices, becoming senator in 1853. ALS , no year, 2 full pages, 5-1/4 x 8". VG.............75-100

Portrait of Lebrun

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983. [FRANCE] Francis de Miomandre (1880&endash;1959) French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French. He was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire and educated in Marseille. He began writing in his early twenties and won the Prix Goncourt in 1908 for his novel, Ecrít sur de l'Eau . His novels are highly imaginative and put together with the genuine talent of a romancer who has traveled far and wide at his own study table. Lengthy ALS, 1955, 1-1/2 pages [ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE SHEET], 8-1/4 x 10-1/2". To the critic, Robert Kemp. VG............75-100

984. FRANCE] Francis de Miomandre (1880&endash;1959) French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French. He was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire and educated in Marseille. He began writing in his early twenties and won the Prix Goncourt in 1908 for his novel, Ecrít sur de l'Eau . His novels are highly imaginative and put together with the genuine talent of a romancer who has traveled far and wide at his own study table. Lengthy ALS, 1955, 1-1/2 pages [ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE SHEET], 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". To the critic, Robert Kemp. VG............75-100

 

985. [AVIATION] Grandseigne - French pioneer of aviation. He was the first to fly over Paris at night. ALS, 1957, 1p in French, to Alphonse Malfanti, President of Les Ailes Brisees Society [Broken Wings]. See scan below........40-60

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986. [FRANCE] Henry Roujon [1853&endash;1914] senior bureaucrat, essayist and novelist. HIS SIGNATURE WITH SENTIMENT ON IMPRINTED CARD. PLUS MICHEL CORDAY - ALS, 1902, 1-1/4 pp. mentioning Roujon. Neither translated..............50-75

987. [FRANCE] LEON BERNARD [1877-1935] Fr. actor. ALS, no year, on both sides. To Tania Fedor - "Do whatever possible for that." Not translated...............30-40

 

988. [MUSIC] Émile Pessard (1843-1917) French composer. In 1866 he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Dalila which was performed at the Paris Opera on February 21, 1867. After 1895 he was a critic. He composed many comic operas and operettas, as well as masses. ALS, 1886, 1p, 8 x 4-3/4". Some small foxing spots........60-80

Portrait of Pessard

989. [FRANCE] Jules-Martin Cambon (1845-1935) French diplomat. As French ambassador at Washington D.C. in 1897, he negotiated the preliminaries of peace on behalf of the Spanish government after the war with the United States. He was transferred in 1902 to Madrid, and in 1907 to Berlin, where he served as French ambassador to Germany until the outbreak of World War I in 1914, and then as the head of the political section of the French foreign ministry during the war. ALS, Paris, 1923, 1p, 5 x 8", plus envelope. VG...........50-75

Portrait of Cambon

 

990. [FRANCE] Pierre Émile Levasseur (1828-1911) French economist. Levasseur was one of the founders of the study of commercial geography, and became a member of the Council of Public Instruction, president of the French society of political economy and honorary president of the French geographical society. Levasseur was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1894. ALS, 1897, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8". VG............60-80

991. [FRANCE] Aurelien Scholl (1833-1902) French author and journalist, was born in Bordeaux. He was successively editor of the Voltaire and of the Echo de Paris. He wrote largely for the theatre, and also a number of novels dealing with Parisian life. ALS, [1886] 1p. With envelope.........50-75

992. [FRANCE] Ernest Daudet [1837-1921] Fr. novelist, brother of Alphonse Daudet. ALS, 1903, 1p, 4.5 x 7". VG..........50-75

993. [FRANCE] Paul Margueritte (1860-1918), as his brother Victor Margueritte, was born in Algeria, the son of General Jean Auguste Margueritte (1823-1870), who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Sedan. An account of his life was published by Paul Margueritte as Mon père (1884; enlarged ed., 1897). The names of the two brothers are generally associated, on account of their collaboration. Paul Margueritte, who has given a picture of his home in Algiers in Le Jardin du passé (1895), was sent to the military school of La Flèche for the sons of officers, and became in 1880 clerk to the minister of public instruction. He designed two pantomimes, Pierrot assassin de sa femme (Théâtre Libre, 1882), and Colombine pardonnée (Cercle funambulesque, 1888). AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written on 3-3/4 x 2-1/4" card. Note to Marcelle, a woman engraver...........40-60

994. [FRANCE] Auguste Émile Faguet (1847-1916) French literary critic and author. Clip Signature..........20-30

995. [FRANCE] Marcel Alexandre Bertrand (1847-1907) French geologist who was born in Paris. He was a student at the École Polytechnique, and beginning in 1869 he attended the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Beginning in 1877 he performed geological mapping studies of Provence, Jura Mountains and the Alps. In 1886 he became an instructor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, and in 1896 was appointed a member of the Académie des sciences. He was the son of mathematician Joseph Louis François Bertrand (1822&endash;1900). ALS, 1895, 2pp, 4-1/4 x 7". VG...........50-75

Portrait of Bertrand

 

996. [RELIGION] Marie-Dominique-Auguste Sibour (1792-1857) French Catholic Archbishop of Paris. ALS, Paris, 1854, 2-1/2pp., 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". VG..........75-100

Portrait ofSibour

997. [FRANCE] Pierre Girault de Nolhac (1859-1936), known as Pierre de Nolhac, was a French historian, art historian and poet. ALS, 1881, 1p., 4 x 5-1/4 in.............50-75

998. [FRANCE] Joseph Dubosc, count of Pesquidoux (1869-1946), known as Joseph de Pesquidoux, was a French writer. In 1927 he won the Grand prix de littérature de l'Académie française, of which he was elected a member in 1936. He was also elected mainteneur of the Académie des Jeux floraux in 1938. Lengthy ALS, 1938, on postal card. VG.............60-80

999. [FRANCE] Pierre Barillet [b.1923] dramatist. ALS, 1967, on both sides, 8-1/4 x 10-1/2. Speaks about translation of Black Comedy and Peter Shaffer. VG.............60-80

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