Hugo, Victor

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Hugo, Victor

SKU:6011863

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Autographed letter signed
CHF2,250.00

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Autographed letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 7,5 inch, in French, reply letter to an unknown recipient - concerning the request to interpret three poems, written and signed in black ink " Vt* Hugo", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Hugo in a beautiful half length portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with mild intersecting letter folds, scattered mild signs of wear and professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet - in fine condition. "Je crois, Monsieur, que la moins insignifiante des trois pieces sur lesquelles vous voulez bien me consulter est celle qui a pour titre: des reves. Je ne sais meme plus ce que c`est que l`antro [lat. antrum = cave] des cyclopes, a moins que ce ne soit une traduction d`un passage de Virgile que j`ai faite en rhetorique. Du reste, vous etes parfaitement maitre de choisir a votre fantaisie et ce que vous ferez me sera bien fait. Agreez, je vous prie, l`expression de tous mes sentiments. V(icom)t Hugo" Translated (in parts): "I see, sir, that the least insignificant of the three poems about which you ... consult me is that which has as title: The Souls(?). I don`t even know any more ... unless it (is) a translation of a passage of Virgil that I made ..." "Besides, you are perfectly capable of choosing your fantasy ..." *"Vt." doesn`t mean here `Victor`, but `Vicomte` (an honorific statut in France) as Hugo was made `Pair de France` by the King Louis Philippe.

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SKU 6011863
Profession French poet, playwright, novelist and essayist
Geburtsjahr 1802
Sterbejahr 1885
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 5,25 x 7,5 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch)
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters
Expert comment A VERY RARE autograph !!!