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Louis Ferdinand Céline (Courbevole, 1894 – Meudon, 1961)

Céline writes from his Danish exile to journalist Charles Deshayes

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John XXIII (Bergamo, 1881- Rome, 1963)

The future Pope addresses the Superior of the Seminary of the Mission de France in Liseux, in order to obtain information on Canon Louis Pihour

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Lyon, 1900 – South of Marseille, 1944)

Precious autograph draft manuscript used in chapter VII of his famous collection of autobiographical essays ‘Terre des Hommes’, evoking a series of events in his life, mainly from the time he worked for the Aéropostale

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François-René de Chateaubriand (Saint-Malo, 1768 – Paris, 1848)

Desirable autograph letter signed dated “Paris 11 Août 1834”. Chateaubriand expresses his disillusionment with life and politics after the Revolution of 1830.

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Jean-Paul Sartre (Paris, 1905 – ib., 1980)

Important lot of one autograph letter signed and one autograph document. Sartre gives words of sympathy for former communist minister Yves Farge (1899-1953)

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Nicholas II of Russia (Saint Petersburg, 1868 – Yekaterinburg, 1918)

Bill from the Preobrazhensky Regiment Officer’s Club signed by the last Tsar.

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Saint Francis of Sales (Thorens-Glières, 1567 – Lyon, 1622)

The Bishop of Geneva addresses one of his collaborator who had been in charge of a young girl’s education, who didn’t seem determined to leave the worldly life for the convent life.

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Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926)

Charming letter written at the time when the painter was in Rouen painting his famous Série des Cathédrales de Rouen.

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Paul Signac (Paris, 1863 – ib., 1935)

Beautiful and intimate letter by the painter, father of pointillisme.

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Charles Lindbergh (Detroit, 1902 – Hawaii, 1974)

Nice letter to the French military aviator Louis Castex (1896-1968)

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Johann Anton André (Offenbach am Main, 1775 – ib., 1842)

Beautiful autograph letter signed by the German composer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Lafontaine (Vendôme, 1803 – Genève, 1892)

Autograph letter signed by the French-Swiss mesmerist. Lafontaine answers to a gentleman about the possibility of mesmerizing his son.

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Alexandre Dumas fils (Paris, 1824 – Marly-le-Roi, 1895)

Autograph letter signed  addressed to Jules Lermina, future author of the The Count of Monte Cristo’s novel sequels.

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Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé (Nice, 1848 – Paris, 1910)

Autograph letter signed addressed to the Italian literate and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio.

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Man Ray (Philadelphia, 1890 – Paris, 1976)

Autograph letter signed. Ray is in Paris hosted at Alice Bellony’s and write her on personal matters.

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