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      Sale 2446 | Lot 413
      Price Realized: $9,375With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2446 Lot 413

        AGREEMENT TO PUBLISH "DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA" TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Editor of the Charles Gosselin Library, in French, defining the terms of agreement for the publication of [the 6th edition of the first part] of his Democracy in America in two 8vo volumes. 1 1/4 pages, small 4to, with integral address leaf; moderate uneven toning, contemporary summary written in upper margin in unknown hand, moderate bleed-through affecting signature on verso, folds. (MRS) Np, 9 December 1837

        Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

        ". . . I agree to sell to you the right to a new edition of my work 'De la Démocratie en Amerique.' This edition will be of 1,000 copies . . . . in 8vo and in two volumes. . . ."
        " . . . For the right I sell you today, you will pay me three thousand francs . . . ."

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $9,375