LOUIS ULBACH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 1241
Sale Price $414.00
The nineteenth-century French author discusses an upcoming trip to Italy with a colleague, wondering if inviting his friend might be useful, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Louis Ulbach" in faded black ink. 1 page front and verso, 4x5¼. In full (translated): "Dear Sir, I had an idea this morning and I hurry to give you knowledge of it. If it is indiscreet or ill advised, do not take it into account. Could we not let one of my good friends take advantage of our little excursion in Italy, a friend of [illegible], whom, I believe, Oppenheim, correspondent of the Gazette Nationale of Berlin; the most Italian of Germans, who helped in the relations between friends or Turin with those of Berlin. I haven't mentioned a word to him about the trip yet, or about him. What if you thought I wouldn't be indiscreet! At any rate, send me a word in response. And please whatever you answer, excuse the liberty I took. All yours". Louis Ulbach (1822-1889)was a French author, who at the urging of writer Victor Hugo, began a literary career as a dramatic critic of the magazine Temps, later earning more attention by a series of satirical letters address to the newspaper Le Figaro under the alias "Ferragus". Best known for his cynical critiques of the French government, he continued his work as a critic and editor for the Revue de Paris until its suppression in 1858, and later founded his own paper Le Cloche, which was also later suppressed in 1869 for its hostility towards the empire, and furthermore resulting in multiple imprisonments of Ulbach. He wrote dozens of books including Gloriana (1844), Les Roues sans le savoir (1857), Pauline Foucault (1859), Le Prince Bonifacio(1869), as well as dramatic plays such as Don Almanzo (1858) and Monsieur et Madam Fernel (1864). Toned. Light surface creases. Edges slightly frayed. Corners rounded. Slightly soiled. Ink slightly smeared. Otherwise, fine condition.
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