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    George Sand Autograph Letter Signed with Transmittal Cover. Three pages of a bifolium, 5.25" x 8", Nohant; June 20, 1872. Written in French on Sand's letterhead with blind embossed initials, addressed to her physician, Dr. Henri Favre. Not translated, but letter has content about time spent with her children and possibly writing a preface for "the mysterious author of Synédise." Synédise was a five act drama released in 1871 by Adam Stevarn. Signed "G. Sand" at the conclusion, and accompanied by the original transmittal cover addressed in her hand.

    Condition: Letter is lightly toned with usual folds. Envelope has light soiling and bits of paper loss.


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    Letter transcription (in French):

     

    J'ai reçu exactement ce matin votre precieux envoi. Je n'ai pas encore débridé depuis que je suis de retour, tous les jours on court les bois avec les enfants et comme c'est loin, on rentre affamé. Après quoi on est somnolent et bruit; ceci n'est pas un état désagréable, et quand on n'en fait pas son état normal, on peut en jouir sans trop de honte. Mais ce n'est pas dans cette récréation d'imbécillité que je veux vous lire. La pluie qui recommence va me remettre en situation de vous écouter et de vous comprendre. J'ai oublié de vous dire que le mytérieux auteur de Synédise ne demande aucune rétribution pour son ouvrage. je suis toute prête à faire, la préface, mais il me faudrait un oui de M. Marteau autrement j'ajournerais ce petit travail. J'ai trouvé ma plus petite remise à flot, bon sommeil et bon appétit, Aurore trés forte et vaillante ainsi que Maurice. Lina mieux que je ne l'ai laissée. Tous vous embrassent et vous aiment, moi y compris.

     

    G. Sand



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