ERNEST DIMNET - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/03/1925 - HFSID 73307
Sale Price $324.00
Letter in French from the author and cleric to a friend (1925)
Autograph letter signed: "Ernest Dimnet", in black ink, 2 pages (integral leaf), 5¼x6½. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Cleveland, Ohio. 1925 December 3. Addressed to: “Mrs. J. Wainwright/ 912 Clay Ave/ Scranton, PA”. To “Dear Madame and friend,”. In French, translated in full: “I am here for the day at the practice of Dr. H. Sanfor, a surgeon like your husband, and Mrs. Sandford plays the part of the clever one like you do in Scranton./ I couldn't help myself and had to send you a little hello./ I spoke yesterday at the University to 1000 people in the most [1 word illegible] of gothic buildings. Faithfully yours”. Ernest Dimnet (1866-1954) was a French cleric, author and philosopher. His best known work, The Art of Thinking (1930) invites the reader into a state of honesty where he evaluates himself as a thoughtful human being, for humans too often only "think of thinking" instead of actually thinking, which obstructs production of any original thought. Dimnet is also well regarded for his books, What We Live By (1932) and for his popular French translations of English books written by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte. Normal mailing folds. Corners slightly worn and creased. Slightly creased. Small stains on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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