Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 1,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
FERDINAND I; EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA. Letter Signed and Inscribed, "le bon Frère et / très affectionné / beau Frère / Ferdinand," as Emperor, to Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies, announcing the death of his father [Emperor Francis II], in French. 2 pages, 4to, mourning stationery, with integral blank; folds; framed with the original envelope bearing black wax seal showing the imperial coat of arms of Austria-Hungary. Vienna, 20 March 1835

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". . . The same day that I had the misfortune to lose my august father the Emperor, despite the deep pain I endured, my first care was to announce personally . . . this disastrous event. . . ."