Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 228

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
COCTEAU, JEAN. Autograph Manuscript Signed, fragmentary draft of Part One of his novel, "Les Enfants Terribles," in French. The manuscript, with holograph title and signed on last page, including only pages numbered 1-5, 7-11, and 72. Together 10 1/2 pages, 4to, thin paper, written on rectos only; some smudging to text of first page (but still legible), creasing at edges throughout, some loss to few letters of text at lower right of page 11. Np, circa 1929

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"That portion of old Paris known as the Cité Monthiers is bounded on the one side by the rue de Clichy, on the other by the rue d'Amsterdam. Should you choose to approach it from the rue de Clichy, you would come to a pair of wrought iron gates . . . ."