Lot n° 75
400 - 500
Result with fees
DUMAS père Alexandre (1802-1870).
L.A.S. "AD", December 26 [1850, to Charles-Louis BILLION]; 1 page in-8 (edges a bit frayed, small split at fold repaired).
Draft treaty with the director of the Théâtre
National for his upcoming plays.
"One thousand francs of premium by signing - one thousand francs on the other work by handing over the manuscript of this one - that is, from Clichy [La Barrière Clichy], on February 5 at the latest and rather if it is convenient to Mr Dumas.
Five hundred francs to Mr. MAQUET for the works of which he will be. These 500 F are payable at every 30 performances of each work. [...]
Ordinary rights of the theater - share above three thousand five hundred francs.
The commitment of Laferriere for the duration of my treaty.
Three manuscripts out of four deliverable in the year
- Barrière Clichy, Montecristo, Napoleon in
Egypt. The fourth one will be discussed between Mr.
Billon and me - I would like the Crusades".
He then mentions the conditions of engagement of his mistress, the actress Isabelle Constant, and demands "a small study for me which will serve at the same time as a dressing room for Isabelle".
A manuscript by Raymond
CHINCHOLLE, Recettes inédites de Dumas père (13 pages small in-4), cooking recipes preceded by a preface, is attached.
Also attached 4 L.A.S. and 1 L.S. from Alphonse
DAUDET to Philippe Gille or Francis
Magnard (1887-1894) ; and 3 L.A.S. from SULLYPRUDHOMME to Mme Renée Charrin (1884- 1901).
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