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lot # 1532 - europe Turkey

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1913: Two letters, written from Rochefort, each signed at base by Pierre LOTI (1850-1923), French Naval Officer and writer of 'Madame Chrysanthème', a novel of Japanese manners that is a precursor to Madame Butterfly and Miss Saigon, Le Roman d'un enfant (The Story of a Child), a somewhat fictionalized recollection of Loti's childhood that would greatly influence Marcel Proust; Ramuntcho (1897), The Last Days of Peking (1902); in later years he was a fervent pro-Ottoman supporter during the Balkan Wars; also a correspondence 1812/13 and 1830/42 from Rev. William Goddell to USA either internal and with letters from Malta to USA from 1830 with 3 entires via Boston; from 1831/40 he was working as a Missionary in Constantinople with 9 entires at a variety of rates to USA.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas


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