(1821-1867) French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.
Autograph note signed, one page - addressed to the reverse of an conjoined sheet "Monsieur Laumonier", 5,25 x 6,25 inch, [September 1863?], in French, to his copyist Edmond Laumonier - concerning a point in time for a business with "Michel"*, written and signed in black ink "C. B.", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Charles Baudelaire in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with two horizontal letter folds, and mild mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine to very fine condition.
"Rien. Rien avant le 5, avant Jeudi peut-être.
C`est jeudi que sera cocnlue l`affaire avec Michel.
"Nothing. Nothing before the 5th, before Thursday perhaps.
The business with Michel will be concluded on Thursday.
*Baudelaire mentions the sale to Michel Lévy of his translations of Edgar Poe, for which Laumonier was Baudelaire's copyist.
Baudelaire worked with Edmond Laumonier on the translation of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. These translations first appeared in the newspapers. They have then been gathered in the form of a collection, bearing the title of `Histoires extraordinaires`.
This collection which, after having been successively refused by Lecou and Hachette, was accepted by Michel Lévy, who had already been in contact with Baudelaire for the publication of the Salon of 1846. The `Histoires extraordinaires` appeard in 1856, in a 12-volume of 330 pages.
The following year, the same publisher released `Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires` by Edgar Poe, translation by Charles Baudelaire, an in-12 volume of 440 pages.
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