Lot #541
Marquis de Sade Autograph Letter Signed

"I shall consider everything which you are good enough to do for him as a personal favor to myself"
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Estimate: $2500+

Description

"I shall consider everything which you are good enough to do for him as a personal favor to myself"

Notorious French novelist and playwright (1740-1814) whose violent sexual escapades and depravity-infused works gave rise to the word 'sadism.' ALS in French, signed “Sade,” one page, 6 x 8, February 2, 1793. Handwritten letter to Citizen Gauthier, in full (translated): "Citizen d'Anetoville who is good enough to undertake my business with you will explain to you, my dear lawyer, what it is all about. This very upright gentleman who is good enough to make such a long trip practically just for me will, I hope, bring back from you all that I expect. I urgently request that during his stay in your city you render him every assistance within your power, and I shall consider everything which you are good enough to do for him as a personal favor to myself." Addressed on the reverse in de Sade's hand. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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