A. David

David, A.

French actor (fl. 1st half of the 19th century). 2 autograph letters signed. N. p. o. d. 8vo. Together 1¾ pp. on bifolia. With autograph addresses.
$ 85 / 80 € (90183/BN59634)

A letter to a Mr Laurent suggests that David played at the Comédie-Française for some time as it is written on stationery of the theater. In the letter, he asks Laurent to visit him the following day. - The second letter is addressed to the imporant theater director Anténor Joly (1799-1852) at the Théâtre Ventadour. David reminds Joly of his promis to "occupy himself with my return to the theater" and remarks bitterly that "with a bit of kindness and goodwill and, above all, the oblivion of an old grudge" Joly could have already placed him in several performances: "Je crois qu'il est nécessaire que je rappelle a Monsieur Anténor que je suis encore de ce monde et qu'il m'a fait une promesse, celle de s'occuper de ma rentrée au théâtre.

- Avec un peu de bienveillance et de bon vouloir et surtou l'oublie d'une vielle rancune il aurait certes déjà pu me placer dans une des nombreuses pièces en répétition [...]". - Traces of folds and seal. The letter to Joly with embossed monogram. This letter with several tears and stronger browning to the address leaf..

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