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HENRI VAN LAUN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1878 - HFSID 73641

The noted translator asks publisher William Tinsley to send him some novels for his convalescence. Autograph Letter signed: "Henri van Laun", 1 page, 5¼x8. Notting Hill [London], 1878 May 3. To "W. Tinsley, Esq.…"

Price: $200.00

Condition: Fine condition
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HENRI VAN LAUN
The noted translator asks publisher William Tinsley to send him some novels for his convalescence.
Autograph Letter signed: "Henri van Laun", 1 page, 5¼x8. Notting Hill [London], 1878 May 3. To "W. Tinsley, Esq.", in full: "I have been ill in bed for a fortnight and may be in the same position for another fortnight. I want therefore something to read. Will you, kindly send me some of your novels, in order to help me keep awake. May the blessings of an innocent author fall on your curly locks forever. Yours truly". Henri van Laun (1820-1896) was a Dutch-born author, long resident in England. The year of this letter, he published his History of French Literature. The following year he published The French Revolutionary Epoch. Van Laun was also a noted translator, rendering the plays of Moliere and the histories of Hypolite Taine (a personal friend) into English. William Tinsley (1831-1902) was an English publisher specializing in the sale of novels. Heavily toned and soiled. Multiple mailing folds. Corners worn and creased. Water damage at edges. Signature in fine condition.

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