Autograph letter signed by Honoré de BALZAC 1840


Honoré de BALZAC (1799-1850), writer

Autograph signed letter to M. de La Bedollière. Paris, on February 4, 1840. 1 pp., bi-folded, on corner top edge “Comité de la Société des Gens de lettres” (Committee for the Society of Men of Letters of France) address with postal marks on verso

Fine invitation by famous writer as “one of vice-presidents” of Comité de la Société des Gens de lettres, concerning his colleague to assist with the next meeting

Le Comité ayant à vous faire une communication urgente, je viens vous prié de vouloir bien vous trouver à la séance qu’il tiendra au bureau de l’agence jeudi prochain à 3 heures précises (…). (The Committee issues this urgent note, kindly requesting your presence a meeting to be held at the head office next Thursday at 3:00 sharp ...).
La Société des Gens de Lettres (Society of Men of Letters of France ) was founded in January 1838 by the instigation of Balzac, Georges Sand, Victor Hugo and Dumas, Sr.. Balzac defended literature copyright.

Included: fragment from autograph envoi signed by Balzac to M. Desnoyer (13,5 x 10 cm [5-1/3 x 4 in.])
Included: a bust portrait of the writer (Late 19th Century). Pencil drawing, 1 pp, small in-12 duodecimo (11 x 15,5 cm [4-1/3 x 6 in.]), maroufled onto cardboard

From the collection of Claude Labarre

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