Baudelaire, Charles, French writer (1821-1867). Autograph letter signed ("C. B.").

No place, [1861].

8vo. 1 page on bifoium.


In French, to his publisher Eugène de Broise, advertising the second edition of "Les Fleurs du Mal": "Note for Mr. De Broise, to be given to Mr. Arsène Houssaye, at the same time as the authorization to print the portrait of Bracquemond. 'The portrait of Charles Baudelaire that we offer to our subscribers, drawn and engraved by Mr. Bracquemond, decorates the second edition of the Flowers of Evil, which has just appeared in the bookshop Malassis and De Broise, increased by thirty five new poems'. Moreover, one must remember that the portrait is not accompanied by the name, and that if it is useless for the volume, it is indispensable for the newspaper". He adds: "Mr. Arsène Houssaye will arrange the advertisement as he sees fit" (transl.).

Somewhat browned and spotty; small tear to one corner (not touching text).

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