4 pages, 8vo (together 12 pages, 8vo). Lucien Daudet's collection of 4 novellas, Le Prince des Cravates, dedicated to Proust, was reviewed by the latter in l'Intransigeant on 21 October 1910. For his previous review, of Lucien's Le Chemin Mort, he had used the pseudonym, 'Marc Eodonte'. Lucien Daudet's book about the Empress Eugénie, a work of almost religious devotion, was published in 1911. He had been responsible for introducing Proust to Jean Cocteau. Proust himself attended many performances of the Ballet Russe, which he greatly enjoyed. (2) " /> PROUST, Marcel. Two unpublished autograph letters signed to Lucien Daudet, the first <I>'102 Bd Haussmann', n.d. [September 1910]</I>, an elegant acknowledgement of a gift ('Je ne quitte pas des yeux cet écrin de bijoux'), and saying that he has written and signed an article for l'<I>Intransigeant</I> praising Lucien's work [<I>Le Prince des Cravates</I>], 'Votre livre est tellement beau que je ne pouvais pas dormir tant que je n'avais pas écrit q.q. lignes sur lui. Ah! Si vous voulez faire mon maître, m'apprendre à écrire'; and also urging him to go to the Ballets Russes ('c'est vraiment joli') and with further messages, <I>4 pages, 8vo</I>; the second <I>n.p., n.d. [September 1911]</I>, extravagantly praising another work by Lucien [l'<I>Impératrice Eugénie</I>], and referring to the similarity of their thoughts, 'Vous savez trop ce que j'aime, ce que nous aimons, pour ne pas être certain sans que j'aie besoin de vous le dire, de ce que j'ai pu ressentir à la comparaison des roses redevant eglantines comme des nobles déchus qui connaissent mais n'osent porter leurs armes ... moins oublieux que les hommes l'Impératrice', and with other imagery; continuing that he has returned from Cabourg and wants to dictate more of his book, 'De ce livre [<I>Du Côté de chez Swann</I>] dont je vous ai parlé si souvent que vous allez finir par croire que c'est une "oeuvre" '; with a message for Cocteau, and adding that he did not leave his hotel for a moment in three months; ending with greeting for Lucien's mother and sister, <I>4 pages, 8vo (together 12 pages, 8vo</I>). Lucien Daudet's collection of 4 novellas, <I>Le Prince des Cravates</I>, dedicated to Proust, was reviewed by the latter in l'<I>Intransigeant</I> on 21 October 1910. For his previous review, of Lucien's <I>Le Chemin Mort</I>, he had used the pseudonym, 'Marc Eodonte'. Lucien Daudet's book about the Empress Eugénie, a work of almost religious devotion, was published in 1911. He had been responsible for introducing Proust to Jean Cocteau. Proust himself attended many performances of the Ballet Russe, which he greatly enjoyed. (2) | Christie's