Manuscript lot by and to Valentine (Gross) Hugo. Valentine. Gross Hugo, Maurice, Valentine. Mathey.

Manuscript lot by and to Valentine (Gross) Hugo

Six items as follows: 1) A student notebook or workbook, 21.8 x 17.5 cm. The cover is mottled black outside and purple inside. It has 30 pages now but probably had 40 or more originally. The first three leaves and one in the center are loose, and there are a few stubs where paper was torn out. Of the 30 pages, 20 have a dramatic script written very rapidly in soft pencil. The title or chief characters appear to be "Colmet" or "Calmet" and "Marianne." One of the unused sheets in the back has some longhand multiplication in ink and in different handwriting. 2) A 16-page booklet with no covers, 22.4 x 17.4 cm, contains more of the same dramatic script. It may be an earlier version because some pages are boldly crossed out. 3) A single sheet of stationery from E. Grindel in Paris (Paul Eluard) measures 27.4 x 21.7 cm and is folded in half. It bears on one side several notes, including one about Don Juan and another about a manuscript of la "Ballade de Pierrot blanc et laid"; a list of titles (?), e.g., "l'Essor," "Cauchemar," "Paysage alpin," "Ballade russe (ballade en triolets)," etc. On the other is another list headed "Table des matieres" and a drawing of a bearded man in long robe with a ruff and a musical instrument (probably a mandolin). 4-6) Three love letters dated 1912 and 1913 to Valentine Gross from Maurice Mathey, Swiss painter (1878-1975). They are in ink in a very small, delicate hand. Each one is a sheet 22.2 x 17.2 cm folded in half to make 4 pages. One is a page and a quarter; one is two full pages; and the third is two-and-a-half pages, plus a few notes at the bottom of page 2. Three envelopes also are present. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #14651

Price: $250.00