Sale 2461 - Lot 186
Estimate: $ 80 - $ 120
"CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CAUSED ME TO RESIGN THE DIRECTORSHIP OF THE ITALIAN OPERA" PAER, FERDINANDO. Autograph Letter Signed, "Paer," to writer Count Pochini, in French, requesting that he send his operetta for possible production with the help of Talleyrand. 1/2 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; loss to upper and lower left repaired with paper verso, small tears at fold intersections repaired with tissue verso, moderate bleed-through. Np, "Friday" [1814?]
"Many compliments to . . . Count Pochini. I desire to read his dramatic work. Although circumstances have caused me to resign the directorship of the Italian Opera (because of the scandalous management of that theater) perhaps that operetta could be produced through an order of the Prince of Benevent [Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand] . . . ."