Lot n° 79
800 - 1000
Result with fees
: 1 040EUR
GIDE André (1869-1951)
Three signed autograph letters addressed to Francis JAMMES, Richard HEYD, and Alfred VALLETTE.
- Autograph letter signed to his friend Francis Jammes, Paris, December 22, 1931, two pages in-8 in ink on paper. Beautiful and friendly letter from Gide. "My dear Jammes, all astonished and moved when I saw your handwriting again. Take note, by any chance, of my change of address, for your letter wasted some time searching for me again at Villa Montmorency. Besides, it would have found me in Cuverville, if the flu hadn't kept me in Paris. Very amused by the book project you're telling me. Yes, Grasset or Flammarion seem qualified enough to launch it. Don't think I'm taking offense at the title... or perhaps the contents. I thought you could put Lantigyde as a subtitle; because Elijah of Mother-of-Pearl isn't bad either. In any case, I appreciate your warning and shake your hand affectionately. My wife will certainly be sensitive to your good memory, which I will transmit to her tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, that is to say as soon as the flu allows me to go to her and face the fogs of [...] Cuverville in winter. All my respects to Mrs. Francis Jammes, and for you the best memories of an old affection that has not died out."
- Autograph letter signed to his Swiss publisher Richard Heyd, April 13, 1949, four pages in four in ink on paper, autograph envelope. "Dear Richard, any note from you will be most welcome if it tells me that you have returned safely to the conjugo and have not had to pay for the fatigue. Must I say again how happy I was to see you again? You felt it, didn't you? And hence the impulse that made me rush to you everything I could imagine that would please you. But now we must be a little disillusioned about the secret (Claudel and Jammes). As for the first one, "we" (especially Mrs. Theo, but not her alone, and myself) makes me understand the indecency of publishing, me, and you, letters so flattering to me and responding so well to cus
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