SARAH BERNHARDT (1844-1923) AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SOME DOCUMENTS INCLUDING THREE TELEGRAMS, PHOTOGRAPHS, BOOK
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1) Autograph letter signed "Sarah" December 4, 1884 Autograph letter from Sarah BERNHARDT, without place, addressed to "My Dear". 3 pp. 1/4 with her monogram and motto "Quand même" on double-leaf mourning paper. In French. 16 x 9,7 cm Good condition Letter written the day the news of Jean Richepin's illness appeared in Gil Blas and l'Evènement: "I am desperate" She does not feel guilty for all this evil. She adored him and still does: "It's awful, I'm a fatal being" She asks him to come and see him at the theatre this evening. She asks for news, "oh, for God's sake, news". 2) Book "Sarah Bernhardt" of 71 pages comprising 18 photographs. Paris, Edition of "Publications Willy Fischer", s.d. Black soft cover. Art Nouveau illustrations on the front cover, including her slogan "Quand même". Fair condition. Lacking binding thread, pages are detached from the cover. Some pages are stained. 20,5 x 16,7 cm 3) Booklet "Thêatre Sarah Bernhardt Cover illustrated with a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Kastor 32 pp. stapled booklet, advertisements, black and white photos 18 x 13 cm 4) Six black and white photographs of Sarah Bernhardt with references printed on the back. Albumen prints 5 photos: 16.5 x 10.8 cm 1 photo : 9,8 x 6,3 cm 5) A black and white photo postcard showing Sarah Bernhardt in her dressing room. Captioned "Our artists in their dressing room - Sarah Bernhardt - Photo Comoedia". On the back indication Ed. Art. de Comoedia, the daily newspaper of theatres 13,5 x 8,6 cm 5) Three telegrams 1 Typed telegram 2 Autograph telegrams, signed, with date stamp 84 19 x 15 cm 6) Two wedding announcements of Sarah Bernhardt's granddaughter, Mademoiselle Lysiane Bernhardt to Monsieur Louis Collin du Bocage (Louis Verneuil), dramatist. Each 1 p. (1 sheet folded in two) 19 x 15 cm Marriage celebrated in Paris on 7 March 1921. Henriette-Marie-Sarah Bernardt, known as Sarah Bernhardt, was one of the most important French actresses of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She was the first actress to have made triumphant tours on all five continents.