Lot 11: Claudine Guérin de TENCIN (1682-1749) femme de lettres, animatrice d'un salon littéraire influent. 2 L.A., [été 1734], à MONTESQUIEU à Paris ; 1 page in-8 et 3 pages petit in-4, adresses avec cachets cire rouge aux armes (brisés, lég. mouill. à la 2e

Le Brech & Associés

December 18, 2012
Paris, France

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Description: Claudine Guérin de TENCIN (1682-1749) femme de lettres, animatrice d'un salon littéraire influent. 2 L.A., [été 1734], à Montesquieu à Paris ; 1 page in-8 et 3 pages petit in-4, adresses avec cachets cire rouge aux armes (brisés, lég. mouill. à la 2e lettre). [CM 407 et 408]
Intéressantes lettres faisant allusion à leurs romans. Mme de Tencin termine la rédaction de son roman Mémoires du comte de Comminge (publié anonymement en 1735), qu'elle donne à lire à Montesquieu, et fait allusion au roman (resté longtemps inédit) de Montesquieu, Histoire véritable, que Montesquieu vient lui lire, et qu'elle commente dans la seconde lettre.
« Vous savés mon cher ami que vous pouvés disposer de tout mon temps. C'est reculer mon plaisir que de retarder celuy de vous entendre. Il ne seroit peut etre pas impossible que juse aussi dans trois cemaine quelques chose à vous montrer. Je suis flatté de votre confience et je trouve une douceur infini à en avoir pour vous. A demain et à aujourdhuy je ne sorois vous voir assez ».
Lundy. « Voissi deux petis rienss dont vous ferés usage si vous jugés quils en vaille la peine. Je voudrois que la mestresse du petit chien le caraissa surtout devan ses amants pour leur paroistre plus tendre et que les amants à leur tour pour paroistre délicat donnassent quelques coups au malheureux petit chien. Ne seroit il pas plaisan que l'ame qui vient animer le corps de la jeune femme n'eut que de la haine pour l'amant qui avoit été favorisé par l'ame qui avoit la premiere occupé le corps et quelle eut au contraire de l'amour pour le mary qui plain de ressantiment du passé n'auroit que du mépris pour elle. Peut etre que je m'explique mal en tous cas nous en résonnerons il faut ce messemble proffiter des occasions que la mattiere vous fournit pour mettre de la galanterie vous savés que c'est le gout du siecle et dalieur elle sera encor plus agreable dans un livre plain de filosofie ». Elle le charge de faire ses amitiés « au petit Castel »...
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In case purchases are paid by money transfer, items may be delivered upon final collection. Once the auction is hammered, the buyer becomes responsible for his purchase. The buyer is solely in charge for insuring his purchase and S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES is not liable for any damages the lot may incurred once the sale is hammered.

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1 - A written note from the buyer to S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES is required. It must exonerate S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES from any liability that may incur to the item during transportation.

2 - A markup packing fee depending on the value and the size of the item will be added to the shipping costs. The buyer is responsible for choosing his/her shipping company and for the organization of the shipment. S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES may propose a list of carriers, with no contractual commitment. Getting an export license requires a 5 to 10 week deadline that may be reduced depending on how fast the buyer will instruct S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES on his/her decisions.

Concerning the Hermès Scarves Auction a fee is applied: 10€ by scarf
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Storage and Shipping: We strongly advise the purchasers to withdraw their purchase at their earliest convenience in order to avoid storage rent fees. On any ground may neither S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES nor the expert be hold responsible for stored items.

In case purchases are paid by money transfer, items may be delivered upon final collection. Once the auction is hammered, the buyer becomes responsible for his purchase. The buyer is solely in charge for insuring his purchase and S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES is not liable for any damages the lot may incurred once the sale is hammered.

Shipment is conducted under the entire responsibility of the buyer. S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES may carry out the shipment under the following conditions:

1 - A written note from the buyer to S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES is required. It must exonerate S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES from any liability that may incur to the item during transportation.

2 - A markup packing fee depending on the value and the size of the item will be added to the shipping costs. The buyer is responsible for choosing his/her shipping company and for the organization of the shipment. S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES may propose a list of carriers, with no contractual commitment. Getting an export license requires a 5 to 10 week deadline that may be reduced depending on how fast the buyer will instruct S.V.V. LE BRECH & ASSOCIES on his/her decisions.

Concerning the Hermès Scarves Auction a fee is applied: 10€ by scarf
Premium: Purchasers will pay in addition to the hammer price, a buyer's premium of 19.23 % VAT excluded or 23 % VAT included (+ internet premium bid 3%).
VAT and taxes: Purchasers will pay in addition to the hammer price, a buyer's premium of 19.23 % VAT excluded or 23 % VAT included (+ internet premium bid 3%).
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An exhibition prior to the sale permits buyers to establish the conditions of the works offered for sale and no claims will be accepted after the hammer has fallen. Some difference may appear between the original work and its illustration, there will be no claims in such matter.

The measurements are given only as an indication.
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