Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 148

Price Realized: $ 4,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
TO HIS DAUGHTER: "I AM VERY IMPATIENT TO SEE YOU" MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES DE SECONDAT. Letter Signed, "Montesquieu," with holograph address panel, to one of his daughters ("Mademoiselle de Montesquieu, pensioner of the convent Bonsecours at Paris"), in French, hoping to arrange her visit to La Brède. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; "Archives du Chateau de la Brède" ink stamp at lower right recto, 6-line biography of his wife Jeanne de Lartigue written at upper right recto in unknown hand, faint scattered foxing, folds, remnants of wax seal on address leaf. La Brède, 20 May 1744

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"I believe, my daughter, that I will soon have the opportunity to bring you back to me and that a very respectable Lady will be happy to take care of you during your trip; you will make a bundle of all your clothing and lingerie and you will come gaily to La Brede; you won't find there the pleasures of Paris, but you will be very well received. I am not sending a letter for Mme the Abbess because I have written one that will only be delivered in case it is possible for you to leave. Adieu my dear daughter. I am very impatient to see you and I kiss you with all my heart."