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#488 - Claude Monet

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Monet orders a book by Huysmans

ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Giverny par Vernon letterhead, February 4, 1898. Letter to bookseller and art editor Henry Floury, ordering several books. In part (translated): “Can you take charge of procuring the works which I send you on the list, letting me enjoy the same benefits as the house Flammarion. If so…let me know by sending to Vernon Station. These are study books for my children, it is urgent. I would also like you to address me by post The Cathedral by Huysmans.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (one vertical fold passing through the first letter of the signature), and a few insignificant stray ink marks. It seems that Monet hoped to get the same discount as the Flammarion publishing firm, specifically requesting that he be sent a copy of The Cathedral by Joris-Karl Huysmans. The book had just been released in January 1898, and it was the most commercially successful of Huysmans's works during his lifetime. A beautifully penned letter with content connecting the worlds of art and literature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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