ERNEST DIMNET - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1925 - HFSID 72999
ERNEST DIMNET The French priest and author discusses his upcoming trip to America with a friend in this signed handwritten letter Autograph letter signed: "Ernest Dimnet" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 6x7. Written on personal letterhead. Original envelope included. Paris, France.
Sale Price $5,000.00
ERNEST DIMNET The French priest and author discusses his upcoming trip to America with a friend in this signed handwritten letter Autograph letter signed: "Ernest Dimnet" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 6x7. Written on personal letterhead. Original envelope included. Paris, France. May 19, 1925. Addressed to Mrs. Wainwright, in full: "I am glad you like Les Poems Bronte: You are a good judge, having that most excellent foundation of criticism: sympathy, and as I discovered, having refined and cultivated it through thorough reading of the best literature. I wonder if you go confused concerning the date of my next trip. I shall be in America from Oct. 20th till Dec. 20th, and the best time for my visit to Scranton would be November. I shall have to be in New York for my course at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays but this well leave me with plenty of leeway. How very kind of you to wish to have me two days! I should be a great liar if I pretended that I won't like two days better than one, but this time I shall exact your promise that I shall just be one of the family. I am retrospectively ashamed at all the trouble you took for me. A year ago you were almost here, and in a year, I hope you and your family will be here again so that I may turn tables a little. It will be a joy. I am sending you a London edition of "From A Paris Balcony". The British publisher has been dragging negotiations with Houghton Mifflin for months and I am tired of waiting. Very faithfully yours". Ernest Dimnet (1866-1954) was a French cleric, author, and philosopher. His best known work, The Art of Thinking (1930), purportedly improves the reader's concentration by following a few simple practices. Dimnet is also well regarded for his popular French translations of English books written by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte. Normal mailing folds. Slightly soiled in edges. Small ink stains but not on signature. Toned. Corners rounded. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.