Published by Sotheby on/in 1824.
The auction took place on Jeudi 16 décembre 1824, in N°3, Wellington-Street, Strand The auctioneer was M. Sotheby. The collector was Markham Sherwill.
A witness is retained in Angleterre, Londres, Royal College of Physicians, with the identifier D2/52-d-11(2). See the catalogue and the digital version and the digital version online. Exemplaire annoté
Catalogue encoded by Simon Gabay, Université de Neuchâtel.
- he visited Joanna Southcott, and believed her pregnant; Arago, the astronomer, &c.
- BAYLE,dated 6th of July, 1697, author of the “Hist and Crit. Dictionary”, which forms the subject of this Letter;HELVETIUS,the celebrated writer, dated Versailles, 1750,2
- Beranger,poet,dated from the prison of St Pélagie;Monsieur du Vaucal,naturalist;Lacépede,ditto;De Stanches,of the Academie Françoise;Vis’t de Villeneuve,historian;Victor Hugo,poet;Dr. Paulet,“History of Mushrooms,” &c.
- a letter of six pages, addressed to the minister, Count of Maurepas, stating her reasons for her having alternatively worn breeches and petticoats. She was at one time ambassador from France resident in London, and had been captain in the dragoons, as well as “Avocat au Parlement,” and Censeur Royal. This very curious Letter is written throughout at the time she wore petticoats, being in the feminine gender, she says, “le plus sot des Roles' a jouer, est celui de Pucelle à la Cour. It is dated Versailles, 8th of Feb. 1779. One other from her also.
- Daunou;Aubert,author of the "Revolution Françoise;"Feburier,botanist, &c
- DE LA LANDE,dated 3d of July, 1800, addressed "A la savante Miss Herschell", in which he states that he has fifty thousand stars "bien determinees;"Ducis, Jean FrançoisMembre of the Institut National,dated Versailles, 27th of March, 1807.This learned man translated several of Shakspeare’s Plays, in all the spirit of the original text,2
- De la Landethe astronomer,written in the valley of Chamouni, August, 1796, in admiration of the beauties of that wonderful country; on the same paper the signature of his learned niece, and a very handsome tribute of respect to De la Lande, by his associate Fred. Maurice the astronomer;Viscount de Vaux ;Humboldt the traveller;Baron de Costaz,President of the Committee for Egyptian Antiquities;and Dom Calmet,the learned abbe and antiquary,1734, &c.
- FLORIAN of one of his plays in his own hand-writing, a scene between Guzman and Olivette ;
- De Lamartine poet, author of the beautiful "Meditations Poetiques," and the "Dernier Chant du Childe Harold," lately translated into English Verse;
- Baron Deno
- Genlis (Madame de);Madame de Grafigni, and the Countess de Fouchécour,"Poems"3
- Humboldt,the traveller;General Jomini;Ignace, the metropolitan of Pisa;General Pillet;Pouqueville;Parseval Grand-maison;Abbe Sicard, &c.
- Le Bailly,"Fables;"Choiseul Gouffier;De Bray,historian,and the Marquiss de Bonnay,ambassador at Berlin, translator of "Tom Jones," and the intimate friend of Louis XVI and Louis XVII, &c.
- Lambrechts;Maltebrun;Baron de Pahlen;Mentelle;Hoffman;Langles, &c.
- PEYRESC,the celebrated antiquary of the 16th century,and DOM JEAN MABILLON,dated Paris, 1696, so often celebrated in literature2
- SEVIGNE (MADAME DE)regretting that she is not able to visit Vichy, the celebrated waters of which place she has so facetiously described in her "Letters;"Madame de Simiane her grand-daughter, two3
- ST PIERRE (BERNARDIN DE)author of the interesting tale of "Paul and Virginia";Lambrechtsto Amaury Duval;CAYLUSto Madame de Grafigni, &c.
- Dr. Tissot,the friend of Hume;de Loménie,Abp. of Toulouse, and Minister;De Viennet;ThurotMadame de Stael, &c.
- Valli,of Pisa, whose experiments on Animal Physiolgy are well known,dated 1792;De Luc'saccount of him in his own hand-writing;Madame de Montolieu, writer3
- VOLTAIRE,dated Ferney, 3d of July, 1773, an account of money transactions between him and Mons. Rozé;D'ALEMBERT,mentioning an attack on the French King’s life by Damiens2
- A MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE "PUCELLE D'ORLEANS," WITH VOLTAIRE'S MARGINAL NOTES, CORRECTIONS, AND INTERLINEATIONS:
to the collectors of autographs this MS. is of inestimable value
- VOLNEY,(Ruins of Empires,)Paris, 3d of August, 1818, a letter in very good English;another, in French, Paris, 19th of September,
- Gerard;Girodet;Blondel;Isabey; &c. all painters