BALZAC, HONORE DE . (1799-1850). French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.
Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 8vo, Paris, n. d. but ca 1842-43.
He writes in full, "Sir, I never took the letter mentioned in the note enclosed herewith. Since I am very determined to have it, I would be very grateful to you to kindly have it found because it is hard to believe that it may be lost...." He signs, " de Balzac." (Item ID: 2345)
Balzac writes this handsome, uncommon letter to "Mr. de Peyssonnel," who was a novelist and former editor of the review, "The Trade [Le Commerce]." Balzac had offered him the manuscript of "A Murky Business (Une Tenebreuse Affaire) .