SAINT-EXUPÉRY (Antoine de)

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3000 - 4000 EUR
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Result : 3 640EUR
SAINT-EXUPÉRY (Antoine de)

Signed autograph letter.
Buenos Aires [October ? 1929].
2 p. in-8 (22.2 x 14.2 cm) of fine letterhead engraved from the Conte restaurant in Buenos Aires, black ink.
Very nice autograph letter signed from Antoine de Saint Exupéry to Jean Mermoz.
"Why are you letting me down like this without even calling me.
I'm sorry. You make an appointment with me at home [...] I wait for you for two hours and then I find out that you were quietly at the office. ... I am angry - that's why I write, it makes me feel good, it purges me. And now I'm going to be forced to stay awake since I was waiting to see you again to fix everything [...] Yet I'm starting to get sleepy. I don't care if we're late, because arriving, even late, calms my just resentment. But when we don't come at all I hold on to my grudge and it damages my liver [...].
PROVENANCE:
Artcurial Sale, Paris, October 11th 2008, lot M32.
Some slight stains and freckles, traces of folding.
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