Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,5 x 7 inch, (circa 1914-1918), in French, to Prince Sevastos - concerning personal affairs and France`s resumption of the offensive, written and signed by Anatole France in black ink "AF" - additionally inscribed by the collector to the upper edge in pencil, with mild signs of wear to the left and the bottom edge - in fine to very fine condition. "Fili mi, helas ! il vous a fallu laisser votre riche bibliotheque, cette immense matiere dont vous tiriez l`esprit, il vous a fallu gagner d`autres cantonnements ou du moins votre savoir et votre zele trouvent leur emploi. J`ai recu un mot de votre charmante femme ce matin. J`apprends la reprise de l`offensive et vais a Tours prendre des nouvelles. A. F." Translation: "Fili mi, alas ! you had to leave your rich library, this vast material which you shoot in mind, you had to win other quarters where at least your knowledge and zeal find their jobs. I received a word from your lovely wife this morning. I learn the resumption of the offensive and go to Tours take new. A. F." Prince Sevastos is probably the son of Anthippe Sevastos, who, after her divorce, married Dr. Couchoud, a great friend of Anatole France. The sister of Anthippe, Cleopatra, had married the sculptor Bourdelle after being his pupil.
|Profession||French poet, journalist, and novelist|
|Year of birth||1844|
|year of death||1924|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||5,5 x 7|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
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