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    Alphonse de Lamartine. Autograph Letter Signed.
    "Lamartine." One page in French, 5" x 5.5", n.p.; n.d. [circa 1820s-1830s]. In this short letter to Victor Hugo, Lamartine writes [English translation], "I am here with [illegible]. I am putting myself in the academic ranks what with the lack of candidates. If you know where Mr. Joumet [?] resides please let me know and put in a good word for me. I came to get you at midday. As soon as I have my [illegible]."

    Lamartine friendship with Hugo lasted until his death in 1860.

    Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine, Knight of Pratz (1790-1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolor as the flag of France.

    Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, and is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers.

    Condition: The letter is mounted on thick paper and has a small spot on top left hand side that appears to be residue of glue; otherwise good.


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    September, 2019
    4th Wednesday
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