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PAUL GUSTAVE DORE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/17/1871 - HFSID 190213

PAUL GUSTAVE DORÉ The French illustrator pens a letter expressing his regrets for not being able to accept an invitation Autograph Letter singed: "G Doré", in black ink, 1¼p front and verso, 5¼x8. No place, 1871 January 17. To “Sir”.

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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PAUL GUSTAVE DORÉ The French illustrator pens a letter expressing his regrets for not being able to accept an invitation Autograph Letter singed: "G Doré", in black ink, 1¼p front and verso, 5¼x8. No place, 1871 January 17. To “Sir”. In French, translated in full:I'm going to, with all the thanks for your gracious memories, express to you my regrets to not be able to accept your friendly invitation. This evening there is going to be, at Mr. and Mrs. [name difficult to decipher], my hosts in Versailles, a small gathering of their friends and of some of mine. I therefore must plan to not be there, even on the [one word difficult to decipher], leave for one hour in the evening to go and find you. I hope to free myself another night, and thank you again for the pleasant memories. Please accept, Sir, the expression of my distinguished sentiments”. French artist Paul Gustave Doré (1833-1883) illustrated over 90 books, including Works of Rabelais (1854), Balzac's Contes drolatiques (1855), Dante's Inferno, Cervantes' Don Quichotte (1863) and the Bible (1866). Mounting strip at mid-vertical fold affixes integral sheet to letter. Lightly toned. Light folds, slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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