• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    DEGAS, Edgar (1834-1917). Autograph letter signed ('E. Degas') to an unidentified 'Madame', n.p., n.d. ('Dimanche'), looking forward to seeing her on Tuesday, and remembering with some embarrassment the exhibition ('des bonds furieux') he made of himself on a recent evening at the house of [Giuseppe] de Nittis 'under a pretext of talking about the Salon'; but only jealousy is a reasonable excuse for such bounds, as it makes one a tiger ('Je croyais avoir beaucoup plus perdu dans votre estime et le souvenir que vous aviez du garder des bonds furieux que je faisais l'autre soir chez de Nittis sous pretexte de causer du Salon, me pésait un peu. La jalousie seule permet de bondir, puis qu'on y est tigre'), 2 pages, small 8vo (two very short marginal tears).

    Price Realised  

    DEGAS, Edgar (1834-1917). Autograph letter signed ('E. Degas') to an unidentified 'Madame', n.p., n.d. ('Dimanche'), looking forward to seeing her on Tuesday, and remembering with some embarrassment the exhibition ('des bonds furieux') he made of himself on a recent evening at the house of [Giuseppe] de Nittis 'under a pretext of talking about the Salon'; but only jealousy is a reasonable excuse for such bounds, as it makes one a tiger ('Je croyais avoir beaucoup plus perdu dans votre estime et le souvenir que vous aviez du garder des bonds furieux que je faisais l'autre soir chez de Nittis sous pretexte de causer du Salon, me pésait un peu. La jalousie seule permet de bondir, puis qu'on y est tigre'), 2 pages, small 8vo (two very short marginal tears).


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