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[Jean-François Raffaëlli, French realist painter associated with the Impressionists.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. F. Raffaëlli'), proposing a meeting with the recipient's friends, and thanking her for her defence of his work to the 'gens raffinés'.

Author: 
Jean-François Raffaëlli (1850-1924), French realist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists, admired by Huysmans and Degas
Publication details: 
'Dimanche'. 19 rue de la Bibliothèque, Asnières.
£90.00

1p, 8vo. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Folded once. The female recipient is not named. The letter begins: 'Chère Mademoiselle, | J'ai recu votre aimable lettre, et, demain Lundi, j'aurai le plaisir de rendre visite à vos amis Mr. & Mme. Palmer, au "Grand Hotel" à 6 heures du soir.' If the recipient could also be present at that time Raffaëlli would be 'fort heureux de vous y rencontrer et de vous remercier de vive voix de l'amabilité que vous voulez bien mettre à defendre mes oeuvres aupres des gens raffinés de votre belle Patrie'.

[Sir Charles Blagden, physician and scientist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C. Blagden') to Louis Odier, Genevan physician, regarding the sojourn in England of Jean-François Berger, and the changes in Geneva.

Author: 
Sir Charles Blagden [Sir Charles Brian Blagden] (1748-1820), physician and scientist, Royal Society secretary [Louis Odier (1748-1817) and Jean-François Berger (1779-1833), physicians of Geneva]
Publication details: 
No place. 13 February 1810.
£350.00

3pp, 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse of second leaf, which is addressed 'À Monsieur | Monsieur L. Odier | Docteur et Professeur en Médecine | à Genève.' He begins by expressing the 'great pleasure' he has felt in again seeing Odier's handwriting, and learning that he and his family are in good health.

Manuscript document, in French, signed by de Chalabre ('A de Chalabre') concerning the litigation between him and Boursault.

Author: 
Achille-Jean-Louis-Roger de Chalabre [Jean-François Boursault-Malherbe (1752-1842), French actor, proprietor from 1829 of the Opéra-Comique]
Publication details: 
Paris [Hôtel d'Ogny | rue grange batelière No 6] le 4 octobre 1820'.
£125.00

On one side of the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. Dimensions of leaf roughly 30 x 21 cm. 14 lines of text. Good, on aged and creased paper. Top right-hand corner clipped. Headed 'Ferme régie des Jeux | Direction des parties | Hôtel d'Ogny | rue grange batelière No 6'. He considers it his duty to not leave unchallenged 'la plainte' that 'Le Sr. Boursault' has 'portée contre moi par suite du moyen dont je me suis servi pour me faire délivrer une partie des bénéfices que mes deux associés me retenaient injustement depuis 20 mois'.

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