$685.00

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Description: In this chatty, one-page autograph letter signed, Toklas writes in part: “Dear Livingston, oh dear – oh dear – however are my grateful thanks to reach you – for my wretched memory no longer supplies your Oxford College address… I had a pleasant restful vacation and will enjoy the benefits of it – until the cold weather really commences. There is still sun nearly every afternoon – The trees are beautifully yellow in the Tuileries and the Luxembourg and along the river. There is going to be – in fact it has already commenced – a marvelous show of Gris pictures at the museum at Berne. I’m going over to see it for Thanksgiving…”

Written on a sheet of thin onion skin paper which measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and is imprinted “5 Rue Christine VI Paris”. Item #A01375

Alice Babette Toklas (1877-1967) was born in San Francisco but moved permanently to Paris in 1907. She became a life long partner of the writer Gertrude Stein and the two became an integral part of the Parisian avant-garde. They hosted a regular salon that attracted artists like Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and Gris, as well as, expat writers like Hemingway and Wilder.

Condition: A few light creases, otherwise very good.