Lot #777
Albert Lortzing

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Estimate: $800+


German composer, actor, and singer (1801-1851) considered to be the main representative of the German Spieloper. Extremely scarce ALS in German, one page, 8.75 x 10.75, June 7, 1850. Letter to a gentleman, in part: "I shall forward to you within a few days the two songs for which you asked, and I request for each one 10 dollars; for the balance of 30 dollars, I remain your debtor, since at the present I have no manuscripts on hand. In the meantime I give you the assurance that I pay debts of any kind honestly. Therefore, I anticipate to receive the 50 dollars immediately when handing over the two songs mentioned above." In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the ends of the horizontal folds, and an ancient strip of clear tape to the right edge (with the sentences curiously extending on to the tape). Accompanied by an unsigned score for his 'Czaar und Zimmermann.' From the collection of Stephen Adamson.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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