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Arouet, François-Marie [Voltaire] 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("V"), IN FRENCH, TO MONSIEUR GABRIELE, CONCERNING THE SUCCESSION OF CATHERINE OF RUSSIA, C. 1761.   
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348
Arouet, François-Marie [Voltaire] 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("V"), IN FRENCH, TO MONSIEUR GABRIELE, CONCERNING THE SUCCESSION OF CATHERINE OF RUSSIA, C. 1761.   
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Arouet, François-Marie [Voltaire] 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("V"), IN FRENCH, TO MONSIEUR GABRIELE, CONCERNING THE SUCCESSION OF CATHERINE OF RUSSIA, C. 1761.   
One page (approximately 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.; 213 x 162 mm). Some foxing, closed tears with reinforcements. Framed (not examined out of frame).
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Voltaire, whose literary output was prolific, is regarded as one of the greatest letter writers in history.  This piece of correspondence, addressed "Gabriele," was presumably to his printer, Gabriele Cramer.  In it, Voltaire writes:  "I am sending you a new Russian Chapter. Let us leave Andromeda and take up the General History of Russia.  The events of Catherine's succession, and the approaching peace seem to warrant our doing so." 

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