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Description: French poet, journalist, and novelist Anatole France (1844-1924) penned and signed this brief note in French which states in part: “Here, dear friend, are the verses for the artist”.

Considered the ideal French man of letters in his day, France wrote several best-selling novels, including Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), L’Ile de Pengouins (1908), La Revolte des Anges (1914). France also was a signer of Emile Zola’s manifesto which defended Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish soldier falsely accused of espionage. He wrote about the Dreyfus Affair in his novel Monsieur Bergeret (1901). He was a member of the Academie Francaise and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921.

Handsomely framed with original transmittal envelope showing the monogrammed silver wax seal of Anatole France and an image of the journalist. Overall: 13 ¼” x 15 ¾”. Item #A01425

Condition: Mailing fold line, otherwise very good condition. Not examined out of frame.