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    Charles Gounod Autograph Letter Signed "Ch. Gounod". Three pages, 4.5" x 7", Malesherbes, France, June 19, 1879, to "My dear Mrs. Field".

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    The French composer thanks Mrs. Field for her birthday greetings and writes about his hopes for his own two children. In part: "Many thanks for your kind and faithful remembering my birthday. . . . Many returns! I do not think--I nearly do not wish they will be--When my two dear children (John & Jane) will be happily established in the life what shall remain desirable to me? Nothing;--and what probable? A deficient & inconvenient health--As long as I am able to work, to think, to write, even for myself only, life is acceptable and desirable. But! . . . " Mild staining and slight toning; very good condition.

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    October, 2008
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