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    Property From The Estate Of Robin Roberts

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 476

    JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

    Autographed letter signed to Jean Cocteau from André Gide, Cuverville, 22 January 1919...My dear Jean, Yes, I sense that you are right about the obsessive obstinacy with which certain motifs of the Cap run singing through my head: Your foot of satin meticulous.../I am coming back to Paris tomorrow night, and will be overjoyed to see you again soon. Marc writes me that "a hallucinating attraction in the Casino of Paris draws you there every evening, and that I "shouldn't miss it", says Jacques Emile. We'll go there. His address: 74 Avenue Mozart. he does ramble on so./
    yours, André Gide
    ; with corresponding envelope.

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    JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
    Autographed letter signed to Jean Cocteau from André Gide, Cuverville, 22 January 1919...My dear Jean, Yes, I sense that you are right about the obsessive obstinacy with which certain motifs of the Cap run singing through my head: Your foot of satin meticulous.../I am coming back to Paris tomorrow night, and will be overjoyed to see you again soon. Marc writes me that "a hallucinating attraction in the Casino of Paris draws you there every evening, and that I "shouldn't miss it", says Jacques Emile. We'll go there. His address: 74 Avenue Mozart. he does ramble on so./
    yours, André Gide
    ; with corresponding envelope.
    signed 'André Gide' (upper left on letter)
    ink on paper
    letter: 8 x 5½ in. (20.3 x 14 cm.)
    envelope: 3¾ x 4½ in. (9.5 x 11.4 cm.)
    Written in 1919.


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    Provenance

    With Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc., Newton.