Blanc A.L.S. to Ms. Light



[002955] Blanc, Louis. A.L.S. To Charlotte Light. Paris: No Publisher, 1833. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Letter. Signed by Author. Good. One and a half page autograph letter signed, each page approximately 200mm x 265mm in size.

Lightly browned and lightly foxed, creases from old folds, slightly chipped to fore edge, with a couple of small tears to old folds, one catching a couple of words making it difficult for this cataloguer to make out the French text, small amount of loss where the letter was once sealed, ink date stamp to reverse of conjugate blank (effectively the ‘envelope’).

Letter from Blanc, in French, to a Charlotte Light, evidently an Englishwoman living in Paris at 13 Rue de Clichy. Blanc notes that he is trying to devote himself to the study of the English language, but has been distracted by other demanding occupations, and cannot therefore speak the language of her country, but that he will not lose much as she speaks French very well.

Blanc was only twenty-two when he wrote this letter, and it is quite possible that he was romantically interested in Ms. Light, but the nuances of the first part of the letter are unfortunately lost on this monoglot cataloguer