FRENCH

Typed Note Signed to 'Miss [Elizabeth] Harvey'.

Author: 
André Maurois
Publication details: 
10 June 1929; on letterhead '2, RUE BORGHÈSE | NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE'.
£35.00

Pseudonym of the French writer Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog (1885-1967), author of the first Penguin, 'Ariel'. One page, 4to. Folded three times. In good condition although creased. Signed in pencil. Written in French. He does not intend to translate 'Rouen' into English. It is not interesting enough for 'un public anglo-saxon'. He thanks her for the thought.

Autograph Letter Signed to Count D'Antraigues.

Author: 
Culling Charles Smith
Publication details: 
Foreign Office | Novr. 12. 1811.'
£45.00

Commissioner of Customs (circa 1775-1853), husband of Lady Anne Wellesley. The recipient is Emmanuel-Louis-Henri de Launay, Comte d'Antraigues (1753-1812). Two pages, 12mo. Folded twice. Somewhat grubby and discoloured with age, but in good condition overall. He was directed by the Marquess Wellesley to request that the Count call on him that day, in order to 'satisfy the object of your recent communications'.

Photograph with manuscript inscription (prob. not Guitry's hand) on reverse 'Pour <h?>r. Her [sic] Barman de la Passable <ebr.?>'.

Author: 
Sacha Guitry
Publication details: 
1939
£35.00

French actor and dramatist (1885-1957). Dimensions roughly 7 inches by 9 inches. In good condition though somewhat grubby, with 'SACHA GUITRY in 1939' in manuscript written in white ink on Guitry's collar. A striking head and shoulders portrait, shot from below out of doors, of Guitry staring intently ahead and to the left. He wears a white panama hat with black band, a patterned tie, dark shirt and grey jacket with specks. Gum marks from previous mounting around edges of reverse.

The Lords Prayer of an Unterwaldener. Invented by John Martin Usteri at Zurich & Engraved by Marquard Wocher at Basil.

Author: 
John Martin Usteri and Marquard Wocher
Publication details: 
1805. Published by W. Earle, at his original French and English Library, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly.
£125.00

8 leaves, 4to. Printed on green paper. Unbound, and with remains of original stitching. Engraved title and seven sepia plates (all approximately 7 inches by 6 inches) mounted on rectos of leaves, with letterpress beneath. Versos blank. Frail item: extremities dogeared and worn. Title grubby, with '1805.' added in red ink. Plates clean and with minimal spotting. Slight damage to corners of two final plates.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Chaulieu.
Publication details: 
No date.
£75.00

French composer. 2pp., 8vo, , referring to a list he has added to the letter of 8 pieces he would like to publish if his correspondent can cooperate. He has the proofs of To the Hills “a votre disposition”, and describes in a postscript a “fantaisie” he has justfinished.

Autograph Letter Signed to “le Ministre de l’interieur” (J.C. Persil).

Author: 
Louis Lemercier.
Publication details: 
11 Sept. 1830.
£50.00

French politician (1755-1849). 2pp., 4to, sl. creased. In French with official stamp.He recommends to Persil’s attention a “M. Ducon”, lawyer and “sous-prefet”, describing his exemplary character and his achievements, and requesting an extension of his period in office.

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