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    Sale 2530 | Lot 147
    Price Realized: $138With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2530 Lot 147

      LAMARTINE, ALPHONSE DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lamartine," to "Dear and illustrious Colleague," in French, praising him and his letters, explaining that he had gone to Paris (not Maron), complaining that work on his History of Turkey consumes his mornings, and promising to meet with him one evening for a talk. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; faint scattered staining, faint offsetting to third and terminal pages, folds. Manceau, 28 May 1854

      Estimate $150 - 250

      "Your letters are the most beautiful protestation against these years of complaining and of which you ought to boast. . . .
      "I am proud that my weak biographical pamphlets occupy a moment of a master of the great history [such as yourself].
      ". . . The Labor improbus is the history of Turkey, the 3rd volume now takes away every morning of my life. . . ."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $138