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    Sale 2470 | Lot 200
    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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    • Sale 2470 Lot 200

      "I'LL DO THE ARTICLE ON STRAVINSKY IF YOU ALLOW ME" COCTEAU, JEAN. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed editor or publisher ("Dear Sir"), in French, sending his poem, "Periscope" [not present], offering to write an article on Stravinsky, and, in a postscript, adding that "Rag Time by St[ravinsky] just appeared at Sirène." 1 page, 4to; moderate scattered foxing, moderate even toning, remnants of hinging at upper corners verso, folds. Np, 26 December 1919

      Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

      "Here's Periscope. I applied myself to have legible penmanship. Pay close attention to the form on the page--I marked the location in pencil.
      "I'll do the article on Stravinsky if you allow me a little time."
      "Périscope" was first published in his Poésies 1917-1920, Paris: Éditions de la Sirène, 1920.
      "Ragtime" is a work by Igor Stravinsky whose arrangement for piano was published in 1919 by Éditions de la Sirène with a cover featuring artwork by Pablo Picasso.
      Provenance: From the collection of William A. Emboden.