May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 160

Price Realized: $ 1,216
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
BARTÓK, BÉLA. Autograph Letter Signed, "BartókBéla," to his patroness Mrs. Zsigmond Gárdony ("Dear Madam"), in Hungarian, thanking for her letter, asking her to send a letter to Rev. Remény on his behalf, asking whether he might stay with her family on January 4 or 6, adding that he would be too busy for social calls. 1 page, tall 8vo, folded in thirds with complete separation at one fold repaired with tissue verso. With the original envelope. Vienna, [27 October 1905: from postmark]

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". . . I would like to ask you to be so kind as to mail the enclosed postcard to the Rev. Remény (I have lost his address). I can stay for only 4 days in Budapest; therefore I hope you will forgive my request to be able to call on Madam's family on January 4th or 6th, in the evening. I will have so many things to attend to in Budapest this time . . . that I will barely be able to make social calls. . . ."