MONET TO BAZILLE
AN URGENT CRY FOR HELP, PENNED ONLY MONTHS AFTER HIS SON’S BIRTH AND HIS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY DROWNING HIMSELF IN THE SEINE!
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). Founder, and leader of the French Impressionist painting; the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise. An exceptional, and Important early Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French. 3 full pages, large octavo. “Fecamp au Paout”, France. [August 6, 1868. To FREDERIC BAZILLE]
VOLTAIRE — IN 1774 — CERTIFYING THE OWNERSHIP OF A SURGEON’S SURGERY
VOLTAIRE — nom de plume of: FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. (1694-1778) French essayist and philosopher. Very-scarce Manuscript Note Signed, ”Voltaire.”, in French. One page, small octavo. Ferney, October 2, 1774.
PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MASSACHUSETTS PAY WARRANT — SIGNED BY SIR FRANCIS BERNARD
BERNARD, SIR FRANCIS. (1712-1779). Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts. Partly-printed Document Signed, “Fra Bernard”, as Governor of Massachusetts, on a pay order. One page, octavo. Cambridge, January 27, 1769.
THE FATHER OF ELECTROMAGNETISM — ANDRE AMPERE — AN ATTRACTIVE ALS
AMPÈRE, ANDRÉ M. (1775-1836). French scientist, known for his important contributions to the study of electrodynamics. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Ampere,” in French. One full page, octavo. Paris, November 28, no year.
RENOIR TO HIS SON — “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘, ASK HIM FOR ONE.”
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.
“I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM…THE NORTH” — AN ATTRACTIVE LETTER FROM THE ANTARTIC EXPLORER, ERNEST SHACKLETON
SHACKLETON, SIR ERNEST HENRY. (1874-1922). British explorer of Antarctica. Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “E.H. Shackleton”, on his imprinted “ANTEXPEDI, LONDON 9, Regent Street, London, S.W.” stationery. One page, quarto. London, February 15, 1912. Excellent condition.
BABBAGE — THE FATHER OF THE COMPUTER — COMPLAINS OF NOISE POLLUTION IN THE STREETS OF LONDON WHICH ROB HIM OF HIS TIME AND INTERUPT HIS WORK
BABBAGE, CHARLES. (1792-1871). British mathematician and inventor of the first computer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Babbage”. Two full pages, octavo. “1 Dorset Pl., Manchester Sq. W.”, March 26, 1868.