Lot 223: Collection of French Autographs

East Coast Books

January 25, 2017
Wells, ME, US

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Description: Collection of French autographs: Lucien Descaves (1861-1949) French novelist. ALS. Jacques Chastenet de Castaing (1893-1978) French journalist, historian and diplomat. He was elected to the Acad_mie fran_aise on 29 November 1956. His calling card on which he pens 2 unsigned lines. ALS, 1902. Joseph B_dier (1864- 1938) French writer and scholar and historian of medieval France. ALS, 1921. Marcelle Adam - script-writer (including film version of the famous opera by her father Adolphe Adam (1803-1856). She also wrote a famous book CATS [1959]. ALS, 1941. Fr_d_ric Mistral (1830-1914) French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. ALS, 1921. Raymond Christoflour (1888-1970) journalist. ALS, 1936. Leonce Larmandie (1851-1921) poet, novelist & playwright. ALS, 191?. Paul Ganne - Paris dramatist. ALS, 1928. Jean d'Esparbes (1899-1968) French painter. Signed postcard. Ambroise-Marie Carre OP (1908-2004) Catholic priest, author and member of the Acad_mie fran_aise. Under the German Occupation, following the capitulation of the French government to the Nazis during the Second World War, Carr_ aided those persecuted by the Vichy government, regardless of their religion or ethnicity; for this, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur and the Croix de guerre. Four lines signed on card. Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart (1847-1933), Duchess of Uzes, was a wealthy French aristocrat. She inherited a large fortune from the founder of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house. She was known for her involvement in feminist causes and charities, politics, sport hunting, automobiles and the arts, and was an accomplished author and sculptor. ALS, 1914.
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