Saint-Simon

[Henri de Saint Simon, French political theorist who inspired Karl Marx, Proudhon and John Stuart Mill.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saint Simon'), asking 'Citoyen Rihouit' to pass on a message about a legal agreement entered into ten years before.

Author: 
Saint Simon [Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon] (1760-1825), French Utopian political theorist
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 'le 23. f[loré]al. an 7' [i.e. 12 May 1799]
£800.00

1p, 12mo. Bifolium, addressed on reverse of second leaf 'Au Citoyen [Rihouit?]'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, folded three times, with stub from mount adhering. Asking the recipient to pass on a message regarding a legal agreement entered into ten years before: 'observez a M. de Rederu de ma part je vous prie, Citoyen, que le compromis [?] nomination d'arbitre a été redigé par lui et que je n'y ai pas change un seul mot.

[Henri de Saint Simon, French political theorist who inspired Karl Marx, Proudhon and John Stuart Mill.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saint Simon') to the banker J. F. Perregaux, urgently requesting the remittance of funds 'de la par de deux districts'.

Author: 
Saint Simon [Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon] (1760-1825), French Utopian political theorist [Jean-Frédéric Perregaux [or Perrégaux] (1744-1808), French banker]
Publication details: 
Péronne. 1 April 1792.
£950.00

The background to the letter is explained by Elliot H. Polinger, in his essay 'Saint-Simon, the Utopian Precursor of the League of Nations' (Journal of the History of Ideas, 1943): 'Presiding over the assembly of the town of Falvy in 1790, he announced to the citizens that “There are no more lords; we are all perfectly equal here.” The Count had been metamorphosed into a true sans-culotte.

[ Michel Chevalier, French economist and politician.] Autograph Letter Signed, in French, to James Yates, regarding a statistical congress in England. With Engraved portrait of 'The Late M. Michel Chevalier'.

Author: 
Michel Chevalier (1806-1879), French free market economist, politician, and engineer, editor of the Paris 'Globe'
Publication details: 
73 Rue de l'Universite, Paris. 15 July 1860.
£80.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed to 'Dear Sir', but with the rest written in French. He explains that it is with reluctance that he is unable to leave paris and attend the 'Congrès de Statistique', and that it is always with pleasure that he visits England. He refers to a 'traite de Commerce' and the 'Conseil Superieur du Commerce, dont j'ai l'honneur d'etre membre'. The letter is accompanied by an engraved portrait of 'The Late M. Michel Chevalier', cut from a magazine. On 14 x 9 cm paper. In good condition, lightly-aged.

Autograph Letter Signed ('H Fournel'), in French, to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Henri Fournel [Henri-Jérôme-Marie Fournel (1799-1876), French civil engineer, geologist and disciple of Saint-Simon] (1799-1876)
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£150.00

4to: 3 pp. Bifolium. Good on lightly aged and creased paper. Text clear and entire. Eighty lines of text, beginning abruptly, without salutation, 'Vous m'avez demandé ma pensée sur le prospectus que vous avez proposé.

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