Lot n° 179
1500 - 2000
SADE Donatien-Alphonse-François, marquis de (1740-1814).
autograph manuscript, Noms employes dans cet ouvrage, ; 2 pages small in-4 (small paper loss at lower corner without affecting text).
On his novel Adélaïde de Brunswick.
[This heroic novel, based on a historical account of the 11th century, written in 1812, was not published until 1964 by Gilbert Lely]
List of 18 names of the characters in the novel: "Frederic prince of Saxony / Adelaide de Brunswic his wife / Louis of Thuringia his cousin"... etc.
On the back, Sade noted: "I began this work on the 1st of 7bre 1812 the draft was finished on the 4th of 8bre. I took eight days to correct the draft, which led to 12 8bre, and I begin the net on 13 8bre 1812 and finished on 21 9bre 39 days of copy. [...] It is on the 4th of February that everything is absolutely finished, and that I pack these drafts. - In all 3 months 4 days".
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