Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 234

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
BEWARE OF THE BASTARD-PRINCES BRAHMS, JOHANNES. Autograph Letter Signed, "J. Brahms," to Friedrich Gernsheim ("Dear Mr. G."), in German, reminding him to tell the coach driver to deliver him to the Kronprinz Hotel. 2 pages, 12mo, written on the first and third pages, monogrammed personal stationery; horizontal folds, faint scattered offsetting. [Vienna, December 1870]

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"In case you don't find me at the railway, I should like to remind you that you are staying at the Kronprinz near the Aspern Bridge, Leopoldstadt--otherwise the coachman will take you to some Bastard-prince or other, so demand the real thing . . . ."
Published in Avins, Johannes Brahms: His Life and Letters, 1997.