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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
"I . . . DESIRE . . . YOUR DIVINE MOUTH WHICH KISSES ME SO SWEETLY" PUCCINI, GIACOMO. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, "Giacomo," to Rose Ader ("My sweet Rosa"), in Italian and German, promising to love her eternally, complaining of the distance between them and of poor health, and wishing to be with her. The postscript, additionally signed, expressing his love and desire for her, written vertically on terminal page. 4 pages, 8vo, "G. Ricordi & Co." stationery, written on a folded sheet; horizontal fold. With the original envelope, with 5 cancelled 30- or 60-centesimi postage stamps. Milan, 21 April 1921
". . . Every time I receive a letter from you it seems as though the sun came into my heart. You are so dear to me. . . . I shall be yours as long as I live. I always carry your picture on me and during the day I look at it and kiss it. . . . ". . . Love me, oh my Rosa: I love you so much and I am sad and happy for this love. You are so far away and the Lord only knows when I shall see you again. It is so difficult for me. Ah, if I were free I would fly to you! How happy I should then be--from the world I ask only you. All my thoughts are yours--I beg of you to study a little so that you will succeed in speaking a little when we shall see each other again. . . . I would love to have you here to cover you with kisses." The postscript: "How I recall everything! Oh that yellow shawl! I have in my eyes and in my heart all your beauty! Meine Liebe Rose how much I love you. I have such a desire for your divine mouth which kisses me so sweetly. Good bye my soul. Love me as I love you and as I shall always love you!"