Lot 25: Victor HUGO 1802-1885 Lettre autographe signée à Alfred de Vigny

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November 15, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
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Description: Victor HUGO 1802-1885
Lettre autographe signée à Alfred de Vigny

[Dreux, 20 juillet 1821]. 3 p. in-8
(19 x 15 cm) et suscription.

Longue lettre dans laquelle Victor Hugo raconte de manière très romancée à son ami Vigny, alors en garnison à Rouen, un voyage à Dreux chez ses futurs beaux-parents, qu'il ne nomme pas : "Vous ne vous doutez guère, mon bon Alfred, d'où cette lettre est écrite. Je suis à Dreux, c'est-à-dire assez près de vous, sans pouvoir toutefois être avec vous. Or, voici comment il se fait que ma machine fatiguée et épuisée soit maintenant dans ce vieux pays des Druides. Un de mes amis qui va partir pour la Corse et habite momentanément une villa entre Dreux et Nonancourt, m'a demandé quelques jours de mon temps, que je n'ai point refusés, vu l'imminence de son départ. Me voilà donc ici depuis hier, visitant Dreux et me disposant à prendre la route de Nonancourt. […] J'espère que vous n'aurez pas oublié des beaux vers que vous m'avez promis. Cher Alfred, vous êtes heureux et poète, moi, je végète. Il n'y a ici d'autres ruines que celles du château de Dreux ; je les ai visitées hier soir et ce matin, je les visiterai encore, ainsi que le cimetière. Ces ruines m'ont plu. Figurez-vous sur une colline haute et escarpée de vieilles tours de cailloux noyés dans la chaux, décrénelées, inégales et liées entr'elles par des pans de gros murs où le tems a fait encore plus de brèches que les assauts. […] Il n'y a aucun monument druidique ; Dreux a donné son nom aux Druides, et ils ne lui ont point laissé de destiges. J'en suis fâché pour eux, pour la ville et pour moi".
Manque dû au décachetage atteignant sept lignes ; la partie manquante est restée accrochée au cachet et lisible. Pliures et déchirures marginales atteignant les bouts des lignes et déchirure transversale, le tout sans manque. Quelques brunissures.

Provenance :
Archives Sangnier (cachet)

Bibliographie :
Alfred de Vigny, Correspondance, 21-11.




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