[Pigault-Lebrun [Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Espinoy], French novelist and playwright.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Pigault'), a warm letter to 'Monsieur Mathias', with an engraved portrait of 'Pigault le Brun'.

Pigault-Lebrun [Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Espinoy] (1753-1835), French novelist and playwright
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Letter: Saint Quentin [Aisne, Upper Picardy]. 21 January 1816. Engraving without place or date.
SKU: 21179

LETTER: 3pp, 4to. Bifolium addressed on reverse of second leaf, with Saint Quentin postmark, 'A Monsieur | Monsieur Mathias | pour inspecteur des Douanes.' in good condition, neatly written, with repair to corner cut off in breaking of the wafer, and with stub from mount adhering. 43 lines of closely-written text. A warm letter of good length, addressed to 'mon cher Camarade'. The handwriting is difficult. He speaks of 'la prolongation de votre Exil', 'ma philosophie Epicurienne', 'de Dames et de demoiselles de cette ville', and of health ('de tête, de dents, de l'Estomac, de gorge, coliques &c'). ENGRAVING: Oval portrait, captioned at foot 'Pigault le Brun'. Head and shoulders in profile against a dark background, with white cravat, waistcoat and high-collared Restoration coat. captioned at foot in copperplate: 'Pigault le Brun'. No publication details. In good condition, neatly laid down in a windowpane mount.