BERNARD LE BOUYER DE FONTENELLE (1657-1757) Autograph letter signed «Fontenelle» to Jean de Hautefeuille.

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Paris, «this 9 Dec. 1 p. in-12, address on the back with red wax stamp. Abbé de Hautefeuille had made a name for himself as a physicist and mechanic, and was close to the Duchess of Bouillon and her sister the Duchess Mazarin. Jean-Paul Bignon was the king’s librarian, director of the Journal des sçavans and a member of the French Academy.