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Jean LORRAIN (1855-1906, writer) / Autograph letter...

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Jean LORRAIN (1855-1906, writer) / Autograph letter signed, 2 p in-8, illustrated letterhead from Grand Hôtel Kraft's, Nice, (1901), to Pierre Gauthiez (1862-1945, historian and critic), concerning his correspondent's dispatch of his "Jean des Bandes Noires" (the life of Jean de Médicis, published in 1901 in Ollendorf's collection "L'Italie du XVIème") - He comes from Florence, and is grateful for the thoughtfulness of sending his work, "although the Florence of yesterday, which I passed through, has appalled me more than delighted me" - If he sent the book to Paris, "there's every chance I won't receive it, as my mother and servants have been here for eight days", "the Paris residence is closed and we are settling today for a long month in sunny, slimy Nice, where I have, I believe, little chance of recovery, for I am very ill" - If he renews the shipment to Nice, "Jean des Bandes Noires has every chance of being welcome here by Jean de Sanglots rouges".