Date Published: 1949 to 1961
Binding: No binding
André Maurois (née Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog) was a French an author of novels, biographies, histories, children's books and science fiction stories. best known for biographies that maintain the narrative interest of novels. André Maurois was a pen name which became his legal name in 1947. During World War I he joined the French army and served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer with the British army. When World War II began, he was appointed the French Official Observer attached to the British General Headquarters.
The collection contains 32 items dating from 1949 to 1961, specifically 28 letters, 3 telegrams, and a bio-bibliographical notice, all written in French.
• 15 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS)
• 13 Typed Letters Signed (TLS). 2 of the TLS written by Simone André (de Caillevet) Maurois) to Giancarlo Camerana, Associazione Culturale Italiana. On several occasions Maurois was invited to speak to members of the Associazione in Genoa, Turin, and Rome. His letters discuss arrangements for these speaking tours, possible subjects of his lectures (André Gide, Balzac, the art of biography, Bergson, Sir Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin, Alain, Tchaikovsky, and Balzac), his stays in America, and contacting Aldous Huxley in Hollywood.
• 3 telegrams to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana.
• Hand-written bio-bibliographical notice, 1 p.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8309