(1866-1944) French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,5 x 3,5 inch, Villeneuve (Switzerland), 26.12.1932, in French, to "Cher Monsieur D` Spermann" - Rolland thanks his correspondent for flowers, written and signed in dark ink "Romain Rolland", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Romain Rolland in a chest-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with mild foxing - in fine to very fine condition.
"Cher Monsieur D` Spermann
merci affectueusement pour vos magnifiques fleurs,
qui ont illuminé ma petite maison. Elles m`ont fait oublier le manque de soleil, dont nous sommes bien privés depuis un mois ou deux. Tous mes bons voeux amicaux!
votre devoué - Romain Rolland"
"Dear Mr. Spermann,
Thank you very much for your beautiful flowers,
that lit my little house
They made me forget the lack of sun that had been withheld from us for a month or two. All my best and kind wishes!
your devoted - Romain Rolland"