French photographer, caricaturist, and champion of manned flight (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 31.12.1881. 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium.
$ 1,018 / 950 €
In French, to an unidentified recipient: "Our mutual friend, Mr. Mennique, informs me that it is you who are legally entitled to the copyright of a small brochure which has just been published in a Paris newspaper and which was favourably received [...]" (transl.). In the postscript, Nadar writes: "Perhaps there may be a possibility of inserting a few simple drawings which I could take care of by resuming my former metier of caricaturist of the 'wild and raucous' [...]". - Very good overall, with some mounting remnants on the back of one of the quarter panels. From the Collection of John Herzog.