Date Published: 1843 to 1896
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Pierre Martin Victor Richard de Laprade was a French poet, writer, professor of French literature, and lawyer. His poetry belongs to the school of Chateaubriand and Alphonse de Lamartine. God, nature, the fatherland, mankind, friendship, and the family are his favorite topics.
The collection contains 15 items dating from 1843 to 1896, specifically, 8 letters, 1 book, 1 pamphlet, 4 post cards and 1 thesis folder with calling card.
7 Autographed letters signed (ALS):
• ALS (3 pp.) addressed Monsieur, probably to his editor Didier, 4 August 1866, Fabrègues (Aurillac), referring to a book that was just published, probably Le Sentiment de la nature avant le Christianisme. It is a question of the method to be adopted to make it known, in particular articles to be published. He was then in Aurillac, with M. de Parieu.
• ALS (2 pp.) to Edgar Quinet (French historian and intellectual), n.d., re recommendations that Laprade seeks to obtain for a friend who wishes to take a trip to Spain.
• ALS (2 pp.) addressed Monsieur, 16 January 1896, declining an invitation due to his wife's absence.
• ALS addressed Cher Monsieur, 6 October ?, re hoping to receive more than a leaf after such a long interruption, refers to a printer.
• ALS (2 pp.). to Paul de Maynon, n.d., with a news clipping, that he will be happy to meet Dr. Colrat, a major surgeon of the charity hospice.
• ALS (3 pp.) addressed Cher ami, 16 June 1896, re wanting to have a small house in the summer near Lyon.
• ALS (2 pp.) addressed Monsieur, 3 November 1896, having just finished writing a play despite his state of pain” and requests that the piece be proofread so that it can be published.
1 Book with ALS affixed:
Odes et poëmes. Paris: Jules Labitte, Libraire-Éditeur, 1843. xx, 311,  pp. Marbled paper boards, quarter bound in blue leather, ribbed spine, matching marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, and green ribbon. Opposite the title page is an ALS (3 pp.) addressed Mon cher ami, 10 April 1869.
4 post cards:
• b&w post cards of the de Laprade statue at Monbrison (Loire), circa 1900-10.
1 Thesis folder with calling card:
Thesis de philosophia hippocratis: qvam ad disceptationem publicam proponebat in inclyta aqui sextana litterarum facultate. Litteraturae Galicae in academia Lugdunensi professoris vices gerens. Ad Gradum Doctoris Promovendus. [Aix, France]: Typis Nicot et Pardigon, 1848. Affixed to the recto of the first leaf is de Laprade’s calling card (addressed to Antoine, also written in pencil de Laprade noting that he will come and saying goodbye). One sewn gathering, paper covers, 11 pp. (versos blank), a summary in Latin of de Laprade’s thesis on Hippocratic philosophy, under the supervision of Hippolyte Fort. Only one other copy located (Lyon, France).
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8553