Flaubert, Gustave, French writer (1821-1880). Autograph letter signed ("Gve. Flaubert"). No place, "vendredi / 3 h." [c. 1854]. No place, "vendredi / 3 h." [c. 1854]. 8vo. 2 pp.

EUR 4.500,00

In French, an effusive and impatient letter to a fellow author and collaborator, offering advice on keeping the earnings of his poems, that he cannot access a notebook because he thinks he locked it up in an attic trunk together with the key, and that he is dissatisfied with the preface he wrote. In part, in translation: "Another question. What title? 'Posthumous Poetry' would only be good for a sub-title. I've been ransacking my brains and haven't come up with anything. - I've re-read my preface, with which I am not very satisfied. It seems cold, awkward, and poorly written. In short, it displeases me. I am going to rework it only insofar as correcting it goes. As for doing another one, I haven't got the time, and anyway, I can't see how I could do it better, even though I think it rather shabby." - Light chipping at edges and to centerfold, some small tape repairs to verso. {BN#46066}

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Flaubert, Gustave, French writer (1821-1880). Législation depuis Charlemagne jusqu'à Hugues Capet. Autograph manuscript.... N. p. o. d. N. p. o. d. Folio. 4 pp. on 2 ff.

EUR 18.000,00

Notes for a perhaps unfinished work on Charlemagne: "1. La législation selon les races a été remplacée par la législation selon les conditions sociales et les [illegible] le pouvoir législatif central et l'unité qui en résultait dans certains parties de la législation surtout dans la législation publique ont disparu. Il y a une charte [illegible] tous les articles des capit qui concernent la morale, la religion les affaires canoniques […]". - Stamped twice "Vente Flaubert" (Antibes, April 28-30, 1931); slight ruststains from old paper clip, and small damage to edges; mild toning. {BN#30873}

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Flaubert, Gustave, French writer (1821-1880). Autograph letter signed. Croisset, [Jan. 4, 1865]. Croisset, [Jan. 4, 1865]. Large 8vo. 1 p.

EUR 12.500,00

To Alfred Nion, Flaubert writes for news of his "fairy" play, Le Chateau Des Coeurs; desiring to demonstrate that this old form can be profitably revived, he is nevertheless pessimistic about the sucess of his play: "Eh bien, et la Feerie, cher ami? Je crois que contrairement au proverbe 'pas de nouvelles, bonnes nouvelles' la chose est completement flambée? Mon seuil en est tout fait. J'avais cependant été bien aise de gagner quelques portraits de l'empereur sur metal, avec cette folichonnerie […] on peut se servir d'un cadre usé [pour] rajeunir un vieux genre. Tu serais bien gentil de me dire ce que ton patron en a pensé". - Dated in the hand of Caroline Commanville, his literary executor; light creasing along old folds. {BN#32464}

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Flaubert, Gustave, French writer (1821-1880). Heresie d'Arius. Autograph manuscript. N. p. o. d. N. p. o. d. Small folio. 2 pp.

EUR 14.500,00

Comprehensive transcript of remarks to the central character in Flaubert's "La Tentation de Saint-Antoine" which had appeared in 1874 after twenty years in which Flaubert had dealed with the subject. The detailed notes are relating to the dispute between Arius and Alexander, Bishop of Alexandria, the subsequent exile of Arius and finally his condemnation as a heretic by Emperor Constantine; for instance, Flaubert reflects on there a sons for Arius to beconsidered a heretic: "Hérésie d'Arius. […] Le point fondamental de la doctrine d'Arius etait que le fils etait l'ouvrage et la créature du père. […] Ce fut comme l'on croit vers ce même temps qu'Arius composa sa thalie [?]. C'etait un Cantique sur la même mesure et sur le même air des chansons infames que Sotade [?] avait autrefois composées pr. les festins et pr. les danses, ce qui suffisait pr. rendre ce cantique odieux outre les erreurs qu'il contenait car Arius y avait enfermé la substance de sa doctrine. […]". {BN#33661}

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