Jules Verne

Verne, Jules

französischer Schriftsteller (1828–1905). Eigenhändiges Gedicht mit Unterschrift. ohne Ort. 8vo. 1/2 p. Mit eigenh. adressiertem Kuvert.
$ 4,897 / 4.500 € (83465)

An Frau Malve Mugan in Wien: „A l'aimable inconnue Dont j'ai la lettre; mais Que je n'ai jamais vue. Et ne verrai jamais!“

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Verne, Jules

French novelist, poet, and playwright (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed. no place, no date. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 2,721 / 2.500 € (93117)

To Mr. Ador. „Can you arrange today to seat the members of my family who will present this note to you at the control booth? I am too pressed for time to write to these gentlemen, and I would be grateful for anything you can do in this matter […]“ His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).

His novels, always well documented, are generally set in the second half of the 19th century, taking into account the technological advances of the time. In addition to his novels, he wrote numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical accounts, poetry, songs, and scientific, artistic, and literary studies. His work has been adapted for film and television since the beginning of cinema, as well as for comic books, theater, opera, music and video games. Verne is considered to be an important author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation was markedly different in the Anglosphere where he had often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels have often been printed. Since the 1980s, his literary reputation has improved. Jules Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking below Agatha Christie and above William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "father of science fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In the 2010s, he was the most translated French author in the world. In France, 2005 was declared "Jules Verne Year" on the occasion of the centenary of the writer's death..

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Verne, Jules

French novelist, poet, and playwright (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed. 8vo. 1/2 p. Double sheet.
$ 3,047 / 2.800 € (93667)

To his colleague and friend Edmond About. ''Voulez-vous me permettre d'offrir ces deux volumes à Melle Valentine About. C'est fait pour elle quand elle saura lire, ce qui ne peut tarder si, comme je le pense, elle a déjà entre les mains les chefs d'oeuvre de son père (...)''. Translated: „Would you allow me to offer these two volumes to Miss Valentine About. They are intended for her when she learns to read, which cannot be delayed if, as I believe, she already has in her hands the masterpieces of her father.“

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Verne, Jules

French writer (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed. Amiens. 10.01.1900. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 7,073 / 6.500 € (80888/BN52767)

To General Henri-Joseph Brugère, in French: "In memory of the few reports we had when you commanded the 2nd Corps in Amiens" he intervenes on behalf of his son-in-law M. de Francy, 1st class subintendent in residence in Besançon: "The climate of this city is detestable for his wife and daughter who cannot live there in winter". He would like a change of residence, and currently a place is vacant in Orléans: "May I ask you for a recommendation from your friends at the War Ministry" (transl.). - Small contemporary notes in coloured pencil; overall in fine condition.

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Verne, Jules

French writer (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed ("Jules Verne"). Amiens. 12mo. ¾ p.
$ 7,073 / 6.500 € (91380/BN60435)

To a journalist, thanking him for his favourable reviews in the Gazette de France, especially for an article on his famous novel "Around the World in Eighty Days" that was first published in 1872: "Je n'ai jamais négligé de lire vos articles de critique dans la Gazette de France, et, croyez-le bien, j'en ai apprécié toute la valeur. Je viens donc vous remercier pour celui relatif au Tour du Monde, que vous avez la bonté de m'envoyer, et je vous en remercie bien cordialement. Veuillez croire aux bons sentiments de votre dévoué compatriote". - Some browning. With traces of former mounting.

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About the translation of his „Voyages extraordinaires“: „Monsieur, un fâcheux concours de circonstances a fait que je n’ai vu que ces jours ci votre lettre du 20 dernier. Je m’empresse de vous répondre. En ce qui concerne les Voyages Extraordinaires, la maison Hetzel doit avoir des traités pour la traduction à l’étranger. Je pense que vous pourriez vous adresser à cette maison relativement à la proposition que vous voulez bien me faire. Recevez l’assurance de toute ma considération. Jules Verne“.


Verne, Jules

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To Paula Milow in Teesdorf near Baden, Lower Austria. Verne assures her that his eyesight is not as poor as the newspapers say and that he is perfectly capable of reading her letter and her advice about an operation which he is confident he will not need: "Madame / Je veux tout d’abord vous rassurer en ce qui concerne l’état de ma vue. Elle n’est point si mauvaise que le disent les journaux, et je réponds sans peine à votre aimable lettre. Je vous remercie pour les renseignements que vous me donnez. Mais j’espère bien ne point en arriver à une opération et qu’il me restera assez de vue pour aller jusqu’à la fin de ma vie. Veuillez, Madame, agréer les respectueux révérences de votre reconnaissant serviteur Jules Verne".