Lot #535
Charles Gounod Autograph Letter Signed

"Authors are treated like the bottom of the barrel"

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Estimate: $200+


"Authors are treated like the bottom of the barrel"

ALS in French, signed “Ch. Gounod,” one page, 4.5 x 7, October 1, 1878. Handwritten letter to "My Dear Désirée," in full (translated): "Twenty-five of my family members will try just as you did—I receive ridiculous, miserable, shameful service. Authors are treated like the bottom of the barrel. And when one thinks of how many and of who comes ahead of them! It would warrant a real law; some are passed for less than that. A thousand regrets, my dear Désirée, and a thousand friendly regards to you both." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #635 - Ended May 11, 2022

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