Lot n° 18
2000 - 2500
Result with fees
: 4 940EUR
BAUDELAIRE Charles (1821-1867)
Signed autograph letter addressed to NADAR S.l., [18 December 1844, as per postmark]. 1 page 1/2 in-12 in ink, address on the back, tab in the margin of the address page. "Yes, and with a big heart if you do... and in which case I will apply myself and go quickly. But I think you're making a double-edged sword out of the ease of slipping in a novel à la Dém. pacifique [a Fourierist newspaper which had refused him a manuscript], and then out of the writing prices. Please take precautions. Find out from Valois [a contributor to this newspaper] or go to Commerce [another daily]. You know that I'm not moving - come tomorrow Thursday - or Saturday. By the way, was Leguillon one of your Charivari that I learned about through the hammering and public clamour? [...]».
Baudelaire had been signing his letters "BD" [Baudelaire-Dufaÿs], from his mother's maiden name, since about October 1844, after having been submitted to the guardianship of the judicial council of the notary Ancelle.
Félix Tournachon dit NADAR (1820-1910), a former fellow student of Asselineau at the lycée Condorcet, cartoonist and photographer, met Baudelaire, then lover of Jeanne Duval whom he himself had loved a few years before. He was one of the only close friends, with Gautier, whom Baudelaire was on a first-name basis, and one of the few to whom he dedicated a poem from the Fleurs du Mal. Nadar made several portraits of the poet.
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