The sale of Livres et Manuscrits will take place on November 19 in Paris. For more information please contact our specialists.
The icons of 19th Century French literature always attract collectors. For example, the top lot was a copy of the moving A la Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust to his friend and art critic Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, which sold for €198.750, for a low estimate of €100.000. A beautiful drawing by Marcel Proust presenting two characters’ busts, with the sketch of a third head, achieved €19.950 against an high estimate of €8.000.
Sotheby’s Paris also set a world record for an autograph manuscript by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg, of the mythical love song Je t’aime moi non plus, that achieved €75.150.