Lot n° 155
200 - 250
MÉRIMÉE Prosper (1803-1870).
L.A.S. "Pr Mérimée", January 21, 1858, to Léon GODARD; 1 1/2 pages in-8, envelope.
Mérimée compliments Godard on his new work [Pétersbourg et Moscou, souvenirs du couronnement d'un tzar] of which he has "read with great pleasure the first hundred pages. He admits his ignorance of Russia: "I don't know Russia, but it seems to me that you paint it in true colors, which is not easy, as they say. He will give Godard advice when he goes to Spain. "I am at this moment president of a commission for the reorganization of the Imperial Library"...
Attached is a L.A.S. to a colleague [Joseph BERTRAND], London, British
Museum May 26 , recommending the "son of poor Lagrené" who is to retake his examination for the school of Saint-Cyr (1 p. ¼ in-8)..
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