Sale: 391 / Rare Books, May 21. 2012 in Hamburg Lot 94

 
Rainer Maria Rilke - Eigh. Brief mit Umschlag und Karte. 3 Tle. 1918-21.


 
94
Rainer Maria Rilke
Eigh. Brief mit Umschlag und Karte. 3 Tle. 1918-21.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,140
Sold:
€ 5,160 / $ 5.882

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Rilke, Rainer Maria, poet, 1875-1926. Autogr. letter and card with signature. Munich and Chateau de Muzot, 31. XII. 1918 and 20. XII. 1921. Together 3 1/3 pp. Obblong 12mo. and small 8vo. - 1 autogr, envelope attached.

Two Christmas greetings to countess Marietta von Courten (1883-1962) in Munich. The family de Courten had its seat in Wallis, the landscape of the Alps particularly fascinated Rilke. The lyric work by the rather unknown Swiss poet Louis de Courten (1880-1903) was published in the small anthology La terre valaisanne: poésies in 1905. - Letter with discernible small folding creases, envelope torn and mended.

94
Rainer Maria Rilke
Eigh. Brief mit Umschlag und Karte. 3 Tle. 1918-21.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,140
Sold:
€ 5,160 / $ 5.882

(incl. 20% surcharge)