Henry III of France

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Henry III of France



Autographed letter signed



Autographed letter signed, 2 pages - both sides (on one sheet of two adjoining sheets), 8,75 x 13,25 inch (opened 17,5 x 13,25 inch), Avignon, 20.XII.1574 (during his stay in Avignon from 23.11.1574 to 10.1.1575), in French, to Madame de Montaigu, interesting letter with touching content - Marie de Cleves, whom the king loved passionately, died on October 30th and Henry III is still perplexed, written and signed in black ink, with intersecting letter folds with a few edge separations (partly repaired) and a few tears, scattered stains and creases to the edges - in good condition. Accompanied by a half-linen paperboard cover (14,25 x 19,5 inch) bearing a printed portrait drawing of Henry III and a detailed description of the letter (in French). In parts: "... Si ie pouvais avoir en moi-meme de perfections de bien d`ecrire une obligation extreme comme j`en ai d`occasion, ie esperais de vous faire paraitre que l`ingratitude est la chose du monde la plus eloignee de moi, mais vous m`avez tant oblige par la consolation que vous m`avez donnee a ma pauvre ame tant affligee et desolee plus du secret qu`en apparence devant le monde que je ne saurais pour cette raison vous temoigner par cette lettre comme je m`y sens oblige..."

Additional Information

SKU 6005104
Profession King of France from 1574 until his death - fourth son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici
Geburtsjahr 1551
Sterbejahr 1589
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8,75 x 13,25
Condition good
Type of Autograph letters