Victor Hugo

French writer, 1802-1885

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). His work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time.

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Hugo, Victor

französischer Schriftsteller (1802-1885). ALS in French, signed “V. H.” Ohne Ort. 8vo. 1 p. Mit Adresse.
$ 2,205 / 2.000 € (44297)

Letter to his cousin Adolphe Trebuchet. In full (translated): “My wife is in the country, my dear Adolphe. I'll pass him the good news.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Hugo’s hand. Several intersecting folds and scattered staining, otherwise fine condition. Six days later, Hugo would leave for La Manche to spend the summer with his mistresses, Juliette Drouet and Celestin Nanteuil, about which he wrote the poem ‘At Granville, en 1836.’

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Hugo, Victor

writer (1802-1885). A.L.S. H.H. [Hauteville House]. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 2,205 / 2.000 € (47509)

Letter to a gentleman. (translated): “I do regret that you left Guernesey without me being able to have the honor to greet you. I would have be interested to share with you about our painting, it seems to me, it is less a painting than a poem and it is likely indeed that is what you [intended]…In this case…You have fully succeeded. Thank you, Sir, for ...... giving me this piece of work.” In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, tape repairs along left edge, lightly affecting a few words of text, several small areas of ink erosion, chipping to edges, and a mounting remnant along reverse of left edge.

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. Hauteville House (Guernsey). Large 8vo. 1 p.
$ 10,474 / 9.500 € (54339)

To Louis Labarre, Brussels, praising him as a poet-prophet: "J'ai lu, mon cher frère, votre [illegible] et j'y ai retrouvé votre ami. Vous avez mis là toutes les hautes aspirations et votre espoir. […] Vos quatre beaux vers d'envoi m'ont vivement touché. Je Vous accorde [?] mon applaudissement ému, et ma cordialité profonde". - Louis Labarre (1810-92) was a Belgian author, journalist, editor of "La Nation", publishing French political dissenters. - Paper professionally repaired, a few words blurred by ink bleed.

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. n. p. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 4,961 / 4.500 € (61223)

Very early letter of the young Hugo: „Je prie Monsieur Dufay de vouloir bien remettre les deux premiers volumes de Chateaubriand, au porteur de la lettre qui lui soldera le montant de deux livraisons de sa souscription. […]“

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. [Paris]. 8vo. 1 page. With holograph address.
$ 4,961 / 4.500 € (61224)

Aufmunternder Brief von Hugo an seinen Freund Ulbach für dessen erste Gedichtsammlung ,Gloria’: „Vos vers […] sont charmants: ils sont pleins d'un sentiment divin et grave; ils m'ont profondément touché. Il l'encourage à les faire publier; Courage poëte. Donnez avec confiance à la foule ces beaux vers qui font pleurer votre mère, et qui un jour aussi la feront sourire, car l'auréole ne peut naître sur le front du fils sans que le sourire naisse sur les livres de la mère. Ce qui pour vous sera triomphe, pour elle sera joie […]“

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. n. p. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 3,859 / 3.500 € (61524)

To Mrs. Eriane Dibol „Vos vers, madame, sont beaux et nobles, et je serais charmé d’en connaître l’auteur. L’avis que vous me faites l’honneur de me demander est délicat, car il engage la conscience. Rien n’est plus chanceux que la carrière littéraire comme moyen d’existence. Comme moyen de gloire et de renommée, vous avez le talent. Sur le reste, sur le succès matériel, je n’oserais m’expliquer. Il n’est qu’un pouvoir de la destinée – c’est l’étoile […]“

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. N. p. o. d. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 3,859 / 3.500 € (61525)

He thanks his correspondent for having forwarded his work, which seems to be excellent„[…] l’oeuvre d’un esprit juste et précis. [...] Je ne pourrai, à mon grand regret, aller aujourd’hui au comité. Serezvous assez bon pour lui dire que je le prie instamment de réclamer, en donnant son adhésion, s’il juge à propos de la donner, des garanties sérieuses, une légalité, une pénalité, contre la contrefaçon clandestine qui survivrait au traité et qui serait d’autant plus pernicieuse que la barrière des douanes aurait disparu. C’est là, à mon sens, le point capital […]“

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). 2 Autograph manuscripts unsigned. 8vo. 2 pp.
$ 4,961 / 4.500 € (61527)

Une au dos d’un feuillet à son adresse. COPEAUX POETIQUES, ou brouillons de premier jet pour des poèmes, biffés après avoir été copiés. Le premier, d’une dizaine de vers, a été intégré, avec variantes, dans Religions et religion (IV, Des voix), publié en 1880 : « Connais-tu les deux nuits, la mort et la vivante, La vivante engendrant le monstre, l’épouvante, L’hydre, les dévorant sans fin et les créant, La morte, c’est-à-dire un vide, le néant »... Le second, de 7 vers, a été repris avec variantes dans Dieu (II L’océan d’en haut, VI ; posthume, 1891) : « Ô Dieu ! roi ! maître ! asile ! espoir du criminel ! Éternel laboureur ! Moissonneur éternel ! Père à la première heure et juge à la dernière ! »...

En marge figurent quelques notes, et cet alexandrin : « Comme il est l’invisible, il est l’éblouissant »....

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Hugo, Victor

Schriftsteller (1802-1885). Portrait photograph with autogr. inscription and signature. o. O. u. D. 104 : 60 mm.
$ 4,961 / 4.500 € (63195)

Dedicated to Charles Helvault. - Accompanied by billett with autograph signature "A Charles, Super Flumina, V. H".

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Album amicorum. Recueil de 36 feuillets protégés par serpentes dont 8 remplis de poèmes autographes de Victor Hugo et de son cercle. N. p. Oblong 4to. Contemp. red morocco, spine, covers leading edges and inner dentelle elaborately gilt, front cover showing crowned monogram "F.C.". Green moirée silk endpapers. All edges gilt.
$ 13,781 / 12.500 € (47228/BN31987)

Marie Nodier ("Le printemps est fini [...]", ½ p.), Félix Lecler ("Confiance", 1 p., 1833), Louis Boulanger ("[Ode à Victor Hugo]", 1 p.), Auguste Souillard Saint-Valry ("Ode à Mr le Cte de Peyronnée", 1 p.), etc. Enfin Victor Hugo livre la fin du poème "Ô mes lettres d'amour, de vertu, de jeunesse": "Oublions ! oublions ! Quand la jeunesse est morte, | Laissons-nous emporter par le vent qui l'emporte | A l'horizon obscur, | Rien ne reste de nous ; notre oeuvre est un problème. | L'homme, fantôme errant, passe sans laisser même | Son ombre sur le mur!" - La plupart de ces poètes font partie du cercle amical de Victor Hugo: Marie Nodier voyagea en Suisse avec le poète; Louis Boulanger fut le peintre attitré de la famille Hugo; Auguste Souillard Saint-Valry fut un ami d'enfance et collabora au Conservateur littéraire..

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. Hauteville House (Guernsey). Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address.
$ 7,166 / 6.500 € (47636/BN32463)

To Louis Labarre, Brussels, praising him as a poet-prophet: "J'ai lu, mon cher frère, votre [illegible] et j'y ai retrouvé votre ami. Vous avez mis là toutes les hautes aspirations et votre espoir. […] Vos quatre beaux vers d'envoi m'ont vivement touché. Je Vous accorde [?] mon applaudissement ému, et ma cordialité profonde". - Louis Labarre (1810-92) was a Belgian author, journalist, editor of "La Nation", publishing French political dissenters. - Paper professionally repaired, a few words blurred by ink bleed.

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Hugo, Victor

Schriftsteller (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. 1 S. 8vo.
$ 5,513 / 5.000 € (49325/BN33660)

To one unnamed "Monsieur et cher poëte" whom he informs that he has recommended him for a government funding of young writers: "Monsieur et cher poëte, je vous lis, c'est dire que je vous aime. Hier M. Mérimé, chargé de répartir le fonds de secours littéraire du ministère de l'instruction publique, m'a demandé si je connaissais des hommes du talent qui fussent pauvres. Je leur ai donné votre nom, je leur ai dit que vous étiez un talent de premier ordre, et que l'aide venant de l'état ne pouvait aller à un meilleur que vous. Il m'a promis, et je vous écris la chose en vous serrant les deux mains [...]". - Mild toning and small damage to left edge.

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Hugo, Victor

ecrivain (1900-1944). Autograph letter signed. Londres. 1 p. sur 1 double f., in-8, adresse, cachet postal.
$ 7,166 / 6.500 € (49436/BN33814)

To "Monsieur Tarride libraire" on the publication of his "Napoléon le Petit", which Hugo had written after leaving France and going into exile in Brussels. Afterwards moving to London, Hugo wrote the present letter to his publisher, who was up to release the book illegally on August 7: "[...] je m'empresse de vous informer que vous pouvez en toute sûreté mettre sur la couverture le nom de M. Jeffs comme éditeur".

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Cabinet photograph. N. p. o. d. 145:103 mm.
$ 386 / 350 € (49576/BN34015)

An uncommon image of Victor Hugo, taken by French photographer Isadore Alphonse Chalot, who was most famous for her images of women some of which by American standards were risqué. She was one of the subjects appearing in the "American Journal of Photography" in 1890.

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. Hauteville House. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 6,615 / 6.000 € (59741/BN44253)

In French, to Jules Noirit: "In my solitude, I often receive some verse. I am not saying so out of pride, since I am nothing but a quiet soldier of duty, but as a tribute to the cause for which I have been exiled as well as to all the poets in my country. Well, sir, your stanzas are among the most beautiful verses I have received in seven years. Your poems have the innate nobleness of the ideal; they come from a deep, generous heart, which gives them wings. I thank you very much, and I congratulate you even more warmly.

Your soul sings in you. I shake your hand, poet". - By 1859 Hugo had adopted a new lifestyle, prompted by ill health, in which he spent the summers away from his island home on Guernsey. Although he avoided France, he would have been able to return home and end his now voluntary exile. - With integral address leaf attached; browning with some water staining..

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed ("V."). H[auteville] H[ouse, Guernsey]. 8vo. 3 pp.
$ 8,269 / 7.500 € (59742/BN44254)

In French, to Noel Parfait in Paris: "Your kind letter moves me. You are sad and happy at the same time, and it is quite normal. Homeland is sweet but exile is grand. One goes back home but one has to give up one's freedom. I understand the double shock your soul is experiencing. But it does not matter, dear Parfait. You are going to be happy, I have no doubt about that. You are taking into the darkness that prevails in France nowadays the serenity of a proud conscience and the satisfaction of having overcome the ordeal.

You will feel respectable among all the despicable people. That is an austere kind of joy but it is indeed a joy. Thank you for all the details you gave me. I congratulate and envy Dumas, who was able to help you and ensure that you will have enough to live on in Paris. That, plus all the intelligence, style, grace, talent and virtue that you have! I assure you that you are going to do very well. I am sorry for H.M. the world's biggest scoundrel [H.M. stands for His Majesty, most likely Louis-Napoleon], but there is going to be one successful honest man in Paris. I already know seven or eight of them, maybe nine, and that will make ten with you. Our friend must be in Brussels at the moment. Tell him that I am going to answer his letter and ask him to send me, in the meantime, the issue of l'lndependance (by mail, since it costs two sous there and six francs here) in which my note on George Sand was printed. Also, I would like to have his address in Brussels […]". In a postscript, Hugo as added, "Would you be so kind as to have the first of the two letters I am enclosing handed over to Bance, whose address I do not know, and mail the second one in Brussels? Sorry and many thanks". - In February 1860, Hugo was still living in exile on Guernsey, still writing about the darkness that prevails in France and the world's greatest scoundrel. It was an exile that had begun in December 1851 when a coup d'etat took place in France, which eventually resulted in the Second Empire under Napoleon III, and it did not end until the return of liberty and the reconstitution of the republic on 4 September 1870. However, his exile had recently become a voluntary gesture and an act of pride, a time to stand against Louis Napoleon. On 15 August 1859 (the birth of Napoleon I), Napoleon III offered an amnesty to exiles, which was accepted by some, but not Hugo. In a poem, "Ultima verba", he marked his decision, stating "No one will suppose that I personally can take any notice of the thing called an amnesty. In the present condition of France, protest - absolute, inflexible, eternal protest - that is my duty. True to the engagements I have made with my conscience, I shall share the exile of freedom to the end. When freedom returns, I shall return". The truth of the matter was that Hugo could not return during the reign of Napoleon III without inflicting a deep wound on his pride, and he could not resign himself to that. He was also well aware of the status and commercial value of banishment, even though the banishment was now self-imposed. The personal defiance of Napoleon III, the deliberate choice of martyrdom, gave Hugo a new heroic dimension. - With integral address leaf..

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph manuscript signed, with two autogr. sketches. N. p. 1 p. 8vo. Framed.
$ 33,075 / 30.000 € (72413/BN46391)

First verse of the eighth session of the poem "La Prière pour tous" ("The prayer for all of us") without the third and last verses: "Quand elle prie un ange est debut [...] / [...] caressant ses cheveux des plumes de son aile [...] / venu pour l'ectouer sans / que l'enfant l'appelle / esprit qui tient le livre / où l'innocente épèle [...]". Includes two small sketches with the name of the artist Camille Roqueplan. - Formerly folded; uniformly browned, linenbacked, tiny holes from the acidic ink.

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). Autograph sketch signed. N. p. 1 p. 8vo.
$ 38,588 / 35.000 € (72414/BN46392)

Fine draft designed for an illustrated edition of "Feuilles d'Automne" ("Autumn Leaves") for which no record exists, entitled "La prière de la jeune fille" (The prayer of the young girl), signed "Victor Hugo prière pour tous" and the name of the artist Elise Boulanger.

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Hugo, Victor

French writer (1802-1885). A collection of three plays by Victor Hugo, including "Lucrèce Borgia", enriched with additional collector's pieces, including a letter signed by Lucrezia Borgia, an autograph musical manuscript by Donizetti, and an original drawing by Victor Hugo. Paris. I) Lucrèce Borgia. 1833. (2), XI, (1), 192 pp. II) Le Roi s'amuse. 1832. (8), XXIII, (1), 183 pp. III) Marie Tudor. 1833. (6), IV, 214 pp. Each with frontispiece. All three bound in a single volume in slightly later half calf with giltstamped spine and ma.
$ 82,688 / 75.000 € (73946/BN47882)

A charming ensemble of three first editions of Victor Hugo's plays, each one inscribed by the author to his elder brother, the essayist and military writer Abel Hugo (1798-1855). When the set was auctioned at the sale of the library of the author's grandson Georges-Victor Hugo, it was acquired by Arthur Meyer, the director of the prestigious daily "Le Gaulois" and a passionate collector who was wont to enrich, or "truffle", his books with appropriate rare autographs and drawings. In this case, the addenda, bound in a matching half-calf volume, greatly surpass in value the works they accompany: 1) A precious letter by the Renaissance noblewoman Lucrezia Borgia, famous for her marriages and her affair with Pietro Bembo (signed "Lucretia Esteri de Borgia"), written in recommendation of Hector Beringero to the poet Antonio Tebaldeo (1463-1537), secretary to Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (later Lucrezia's lover).

Meyer had acquired this outstanding document from the collection of Alfred Morrison (cf. Catalogue of the Collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents Formed Between 1865 and 1882 by Alfred Morrison, 1883, p. 100). - 2) Almost equally striking is the original, highly expressive pen-and-ink drawing by Victor Hugo, showing the dark shape of a portly figure holding a candle (an illustration of Act III, Scene 1 of his 1843 play "Les Burgraves"), captioned by the artist in his own hand: "Mm. Mélingue criant: Caïn! de la Coulisse". In the original production, the actress Rosaline Mélingue had played the role of Guanhumara, providing the off-stage voice for the eerie scene. - 3) Also included is a letter by J.-F. Mocquard, chief-of-staff to Napoleon III, addressed to Auguste Romieu, the directeur des beaux-arts, concerning matters of theatrical censorship (including Hugo's play "Lucrèce Borgia"). 4) The associations are reinforced in an expressive charcoal drawing showing Victor Hugo reading to his brother Abel the first act of "Lucrèce Borgia", inscribed in pencil to the collector by the artist L. E. Fournier: "A M. Arthur Meyer très cordialement". 5) Finally, Meyer was able to include a fragment of Gaetano Donizetti's original manuscript of his 1833 opera "Lucrezia Borgia", which he had based on Hugo's play. 6) At the very end are two brief notes by Victor Hugo in which the author instructs his publisher Renduel to issue to the bearer copies of his works, including "Lucrèce Borgia". - Provenance: bookplates of Arthur Meyer and Jean Inglessi, as well as an additional monogrammed bookplate. Last in the collection of Pierre Bergé (1930-2017)..

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Hugo, Victor

writer (1802-1885). Autograph letter signed. N.p. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 2,205 / 2.000 € (48422)

“I do regret that you left Guernesey without me being able to have the honor to greet you. I would have be interested to share with you about our painting, it seems to me, it is less a painting than a poem and it is likely indeed that is what you [intended]…In this case…You have fully succeeded. Thank you, Sir, for ...... giving me this piece of work.”

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Hugo, Victor

E. Brief mit U.
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Victor Hugo (1802–1885), writer. Autograph Letter Signed, June 5, [1862], Hauteville House, [Guernsey], to Jules Claretie, in French, “Sir, I have just read the last issue of Diogène. When a man builds, or tries to build, as I have, a work that is useful and honest in the face of and in opposition to the immense evil that governs the world, when hatred pursues him and he has become the focus of all the furies, he is grateful to those intrepid souls who fight at his side; but when those brave hearts have at the same time beautiful and radiant minds, he is more than grateful … he is moved … In the struggle for progress you are bringing me the support of your inspired thinking and of your noble and generous style, where everything that is great, pure and true is reflected. I thank you, Sir, for this new and eloquent page on Les Misérables. I thank you for it, not for myself, not for the book, but for those who suffer, whose friend you are, and for an ideal whose champion you have been….” – From 1830 into the 1860's, there were a series of massive political upheavals in Europe. Most were caused by the desire of the peoples of many nations to oust their royal elites and attain a fairer and more representative government. The elites fought back hard and there was fighting in the streets. There was a revolt in France in 1830, one in which Victor Hugo took part. but it led to the disappointing enthronement of King Louis Philippe. There was a widespread liberal revolution throughout much of the continent in 1848 which was crushed. In 1851 France was again in upheaval and Louis Napoleon seized power and proclaimed himself emperor. By 1860, forces in Italy and Germany sought to unify their respective people in national entities and wars were in progress that would soon achieve those goals. Thus, there was both a significant reorientation of the political landscape, the frustration of populist movements, and the rise of nationalism and the modern nation state. Meanwhile, in the United States, brother fought against brother, not against royal elites but on behalf of ideals. – In the world of philosophy and literature, the most important year was 1862. That spring, Victor Hugo released to the public a work of great scope - Les Miserables - that brilliantly examined the nature of good, evil, and the law, in a sweeping story that expounded upon history, politics, morality, philosophy, law, justice, and religion. It had taken 17 years to complete. Press releases had been issued during the six months prior to the launch so it was common knowledge that more than just another novel was to be expected. Commercially, it was an instant success and sales showed that Hugo had managed to do something that no one had done before: he had reached the masses with a work of serious fiction. – The reviews from establishment entities were caustic. As Max Bach stated in his study "Criticism and Politics: The Reception of Les Miserables in 1862," Hugo would do much to "arm his critics." But Hugo's intent was a a topic of some controversy. "Was he sending a social, religious or political message in his novel? The number of critics and their virulence answer this question affirmatively. But what was that message?" This was not clear. The political conservatives and Catholic hierarchy saw in it a direct challenge to established institutions. Each good person stood as an exception against a backdrop of evil and excess. The structures set in place were inherently to blame for the ills of the protagonists. Some considered Les Miserables dangerous. It had planted hope into the minds of the masses. Lamartine rejected its religious conclusions, Baudelaire its philosophy of progress. – Jules Claretie was the great Homme de Lettres of his generation. A frequent writer, he penned his most influential commentaries using nommes de plume. To readers of La France, he was Olivier de Jalin; to L'Illustration, he was Perdican; for Le Figaro and L'Independence Belge, he was Candide. In La Diogene, he was himself. He would go on to head the Theatre Francaise, having written novels, operas and plays. He was in short a leading dramatic critic and subsequently the leading voice in literary artistic expression. In 1862, he was a 22-year-old critic and oft-violent Republican. On April 13, 1862, just days after the work became public, he wrote a review in La Diogene calling Les Miserables one of the greatest works ever written and a coup de force for the downtrodden. When Myriel, the Bishop, asks for his benediction from the 93-year-old homme politique of the Convention, the Catholic press called it defiance and blasphemy; Claretie called it sublime. In so writing, he elicited this letter, in which Hugo lays out his grand motivation, philosophical and moral, behind Les Miserables. It also shows that he saw Claretie not as a simple critic but as a soldier in the army of righteousness, and is highly reminiscent of the emotion and philosophy that have made the play Les Miserables one of the greatest and most beloved hits of all time. Hugo left the world a different place. This letter helps understand how and why.


Hugo, Victor

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Victor Hugo (1802–1885), writer. Portrait photograph with autogr. dedication signed. [St. Peter Port, April 1868]. 94 x 52 mm on slightly larger backboard. – Head-and shoulders portrait in three-quarters profile, “a M. A. Roussel | Victor Hugo”. – Dated “H[auteville] H[ouse] avril 1868” by another hand at lower edge of backboard. Cardboard somewhat dusty and slightly stained.


Hugo, Victor

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Victor Hugo (1802–1885), Schriftsteller. Portraitphotographie mit e. U. O. O. u. D. [Paris, um 1870]. 138:99 mm auf etwas größerem Untersatzkarton. – Sehr schönes Brustbild en face, leicht nach rechts gewandt, im Zieroval; a. d. Atelier J. M. Lopez, Paris. – Die Verso-Seite mit gedr. Signet „Portrait-Souvenir | Hotel Privé“ und kleinen Spuren alter Rahmung; das Portrait auf kräftigem, glänzendem Papier, im weißen Rand unaufdringlich nachgedunkelt; der Trägerkarton verso (dort auch die Unterschrift) leicht gebräunt und minimal fleckig.


Hugo, Victor

E. Brief mit U.
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Victor Hugo (1802–1885), Schriftsteller. Autograph letter signed. N. p., July 1 [1860/61]. 8°. 1 p. on double leaf. – To Ernest Renan, thanking him for sending his book „Cantique des cantiques“: „J’ai eu enfin, monsieur, un moment de liberté. J’en ai profitépour lire votre Cantique des cantiques. C’est un peu tard. Mais il n’est jamais trop tard pour envisager un remerciement et un applaudissement. Je paie ma dette et je vous serre la main [...]“. – Browned and with small damages to edges.


Hugo, Victor

Eigenh. Brief mit U.
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To an unnamed recipient, referring to an unspecified newspaper article and stating that he has not visited Guernsey for some time and has now returned, but unfortunately has missed a common friend who tried to pay him a call. He fondly remembers the visit of the addressee eleven years previously and hopes that the pleasure will be repeated some day. - Some staining; slight edge defects.


Hugo, Victor

Lettre autographe signée.
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Hugo, Victor

Lettre autographe signée « V.H » à un cordial et cher confrère.
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Hugo, Victor

Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U. verso.
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Hugo, Victor

Autograph manuscript unsigned.
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Hugo, Victor

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Hugo, Victor

Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Victor Hugo").
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Unpublished letter of thanks to an unidentified recipient, written during his last stay at his Guernsey house: "Je reçois, Monsieur, votre lettre charmante, et je vous envoie avec empressement ma acceptation de votre livre. Je vous remercie de votre dedicace. J'ai lu avec un intérêt profond vos vers, évidemment conçus dans un plan nouveau que je n'ai point à juger. J'attache le plus grand prix a votre gracieux souvenir, et je vous envoie du fond du coeur tous mes voeux de succés [...]".