EMILE ZOLA - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT ON CALLING CARD UNSIGNED - HFSID 83025
EMILE ZOLA The French author writes on one of his calling cards, "my good hearty congratulations" in French Autograph Sentiment on Calling Card unsigned: "Avec mes bien vives félic-itations", in black ink, 4x2¼.
Sale Price $595.00
EMILE ZOLA The French author writes on one of his calling cards, "my good hearty congratulations" in French Autograph Sentiment on Calling Card unsigned: "Avec mes bien vives félic-itations", in black ink, 4x2¼. In French, fully translated: "With my good hearty congratulations". Engraved: "Emile Zola/Médan par Villennes (Seine & Oise)". Novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902) the founder of Naturalism, defended French Army Officer Alfred Dreyfus, who had been convicted of treason (1894) and imprisoned on Devil's Island (1895). Zola had written a scathing letter beginning "J'accuse" that was published in the newspaper L'Aurore on Jan. 13, 1898. Anti-Semitism had played a large part in the Dreyfus case, and after Zola's letter appeared, the author was forced to flee France. He went to England, where he lived from 1898 to 1899 before returning to France. Erased pencil notations in top left corner and on verso in unknown hand. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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