Daniel-Rops, Henri, French writer (1901-1965). 3 autograph letters signed.

28, Bd Victor Hugo [Paris] and Aix-les-Bains, 7 May 1942, 6 Dec. 1945 and 5 July [after 1955].

4to and postcard format. Together 4 pp.


Interesting corresponcence with the publisher Maurice Delamain, director of the Librairie Stock, concerning various Stock publications and requests.

On 25 May 1942, Daniel-Rops congratulates Delamain on his 1942 publication of Paul Mégnin's book on rare wild animals in France, "Gibiers rares de France", as part of the series "Livres de Nature". He then describes two personal encounters with wild animals in detail, first with a big cat, possibly a lynx, when he was crossing the Canjuers in the Var region by car in 1938 and, secondly, an unlikely sight of flamingos at the Lac du Bourget in Savoie.

In the letter from 5 December 1945, Daniel-Rops asks Delamain for a copy of the 1944 French publication of Katherine Mansfield's notebooks.

Finally, the letter that can be dated with respect to Daniel-Rops' election to the Académie française in 1955, is to inquire about upcoming publications in the "Livres de Nature" series, as he is planning to compose an article on nature writing.

The dated letters on stationery with blindstamped address and stamped by Librairie Stock. The undated letter on stationery with printed letterhead "Daniel-Rops de l'Académie française - Directeur d'Ecclesia". Minor tears and stains.

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