Lot n° 30
1200 - 1500
Result with fees
: 1 581EUR
CARCO FRANCIS (1886-1958)
Spells then Egyptian Hours. Stroll in Mouski, signed autograph manuscripts.
S.l.n.d., numerous erasures and corrections in ink and blue and red pencil, titled shirt, case.
- Sortilèges puis Heures d'Egypte, signed manuscript of 28 pages in-8 in ink on blue paper.
- Sortilège, manuscript of 24 pages in-8 in ink on blue paper. First draft of the same text as the previous one with variants.
- Promenade au Mouski, signed manuscript, 14 pages in-8 in ink on paper.
- Preface "Egypt is a presence", 25 pages in-8 in ink on paper.
Manuscripts dedicated to Egypt and partly to Gérard de Nerval. "Nerval must have wandered under these signs... until 1906, control registers were not required by the Egyptian police and the only information about Gérard's travels is contained in Gautier's adorable book - full of love, money and light - which the poet left behind on his stay in the country. Nerval had been planning to leave for years since the dark winter night of 1841 when, responding to a friend he thought strange, he exclaimed that he was not going home, but was heading towards the East".
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