Gustave Flaubert Autograph

SKU: 8006764

Sale priceSFr.2.750,00


Autograph letter signed, one page (blue paper), 5 x 7 inch, `Monday 5 a.m.` [9.03.1874], in French, to an unnamed correspondent - concerning his work `Le candidat` (a play in vaudeville form by Gustave Flaubert written in 1873 and premiered on March 11, 1874 at the Théâtre du Vaudeville), written and signed in black ink "G. Flaubert", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a beautiful portrait picture of Gustave Flaubert (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds and very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.

In parts:
"Monsieur Markley, directeur `du théâtre Français` à Bordeaux me demande à monter le Candidat, & réclame à cet effet un manuscrit.
   C`est Mr Michaelis qui possède l`unique ms lisible de ma pièce. Je lui ai écrit pour le prier de vous en envoyer une copie - que vous enverrez à Mr Markley.
[...] j`espère vous voir demain à la répétition générale?
   tout a vous, cher Monsieur - votre G Flaubert"

"Mr. Markley, director `of the French theater` in Bordeaux asks me to stage the Candidat, & demands a manuscript for this purpose.
   It is Mr Michaelis who has the only legible m[anuscript]s of my piece. I have written to him asking him to send you a copy - which you will send to Mr Markley.
[...] hope to see you tomorrow at the dress rehearsal?
   all to you, dear sir - your G Flaubert"

Further Information on the person

(1821-1880) French novelist - highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country.

Year of Birth: 1821

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