Tue, 9th Nov 2021 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 540

Autograph letter signed.

Corbaux (Louisa)

An illustrated and signed Christmas letter, with depictions of animals and Brighton fashion, with two further related watercolours of a fox and anthropomorphic geese, 4 pp., 8vo, Dec 28th, 1875 (3)

***Addressed to a Mrs Davy, the letter discusses Christmas and Brighton society: “Winter always tells upon my sister”; “There is nothing left but to be ‘content’, - a very subdued sort of satisfaction I own, which inclines one sometimes, like poor Oliver Twist, to ask for more.”; “It [Brighton] is a place full of attractive looking women who are by this time rabid with the rink mania”; “I just popped in a supplementary little fox [...] perhaps it may suit some of your young gentlemen? Draw lots for it.”

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