Rolland, Romain

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Sale priceSFr.508,00


Autograph letter signed, one page, 6 x 8 inch, (Beckenried - Switzerland), 9.09.1921, in French, to editor Emile Paul - Rolland demands copy of `Poète Tragique, portrait de Prospéro`* by Suarès, written and signed in blue ink "Romain Rolland", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Romain Rolland in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a central horizontal mailing fold and mild glue remnants to the upper left corner - in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope.

Je vous ai écrit, il y a quelques jours, pour vous prier de m`inscrire comme souscripteur à un exemplaire de votre édition de Poète Tragique par Suarès. Je vous demandais de m`expédier cet exemplaire à Villeneuve (Vaud), Hôtel Byron, vers 20 septembre.
Comme il est possible que je ne sois pas encore à Villeneuve, à cette date, je vais donner des instructions, à l`hotel Byron pour le paiement de l`envoi, quand il arrivera. Voulez-vous avoir l`obligeance de me faire savoir quel est le prix du livre (exemplaire sur vélin). Prière de me répondre à Genève, poste restante, rue Stand.
Agréez, monsieur, mes salutations très distingués - Romain Rolland
quel est le prix de l`exemplaire sur papier de fil Lafuma"

I wrote to you a few days ago and asked you to sign up for a copy of your edition of Poète Tragique by Suarès. I asked you to send this copy to Hôtel Byron in Villeneuve (Vaud) around September 20th.
Since I may not be in Villeneuve** at that time, I will give the Byron Hotel instructions on how to pay for the shipment that day as soon as it arrives. Would you be kind enough to tell me the price of the book (copy on parchment)? Please answer me in Geneva, in stock, post street.
Accept, sir, my best regard - Romain Rolland
What is the price of the paper copy of Lafuma"

* `Poète Tragique, portrait de Prospéro` by André Suarès was published in January 1921 by Emile Paul frères and then by Juillard in August 1944 under the title `Poète tragique, Shakespeare ou le portrait de Prospéro`.

** Romain Rolland stayed in Villeneuve in the Villa Olga from 1922 to 1938. There he was home to several important players in the intellectual life of the time, including Stefan Zweig, Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhi, Aragon and André Gide.

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(1866-1944) French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.

Year of Birth: 1866

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