Lot n° 20
3500 - 4000
Result with fees
: 3 900EUR
BAUDELAIRE Charles (1821-1867)
Autograph letter signed "C. B." addressed to Auguste POULET-MALASSIS [Paris, 1 or 2 September 1859], 1 page in-4 in brown ink on paper.
"Mr. de Rode [owner and director of the Revue internationale] has arrived. He will give me Sunday (4)400 fr. I was expecting 1000, or at least a quantity of money equivalent to the quantity of copies made. I'm going to behave like a prig, give him for 400 fr of material, and keep the rest until he sends me money back. I'm tired of being fooled. Would you believe that I cannot tear out, neither from the printer nor from Morel [founder of the Revue française], the manuscript or the proof of the last 30 pages of my Salon? (You see the danger). To get to the point, I was expecting much more than 400. Your ticket can therefore be paid for, but I ask your permission to divert100; if you do not want, I will very obediently carry the400 to Pincebourde [first comic of Poulet-Malassis]. On the 15th, I will give you news of Hostein. For you and for me it is much more important than De Calonne. - Moreau wants 1200 (tickets) and he asks for 3 days to think about it - Do you want to break the deal? [...]».
Letter published in: Charles Baudelaire, Correspondance, volume I, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Gallimard: 1973, p. 594.
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