Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
MAHLER, GUSTAV. Autograph Note Signed, "Gust. Mahler," to Toni Marcus, in German, in pencil, on a postcard, sending greetings to her and her mother, promising a letter from Vienna, and in a postscript, adding: "In Wagner's name, 'the beautiful days of Aranjuez are now over.' Consider these lovely words an autograph from the beloved thespian. In the name of humanity in general: Learn a lot of geography! (so you know where the Attersee is)." 1 page, oblong 12mo; moderate even toning, faint staining along upper and lower edges, remnants of hinging at upper edge verso. Berlin, 16 June 1893 [from postmark]

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In Friedrich von Schiller's 1787 play, Don Carlos, the opening words are those of the King's Confessor, Domingo: "Die schoenen Tage von Aranjuez sind nun vorueber, meine Herren [Gentlemen, the beautiful days of Aranjuez are now over]."