London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
WAGNER, Richard (1813-1883). Autograph letter signed ('Richard Wagner') to an unidentified correspondent ('Hochgeehrter Freund'), Biebrich, 2 August 1882, thanking the recipient for his news, and asking him to provide 'eine gute Loge [a good box]' in the first row, or else, failing that, 'eine Parterre-lage, gegen Bezahlung (versteht sich!) [a seat in the stalls, for payment (of course!)]', the tickets to be left with the Widow Zais at the 4 Jahreszeiten opposite the theatre, two pages, 8vo (worn, stained, split through at centre fold, framed in double-sided glass, letter stuck to glass).
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