Autograph Letter Signed, to “Mon cher ami”, thanking him for his review of La Cigale et la Fourmi in the Figaro, and referring to a villainous attempt to undermine his reputation as a composer. In French. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Paris, 1 October 1890. Achille Edmond Audran (1840 – 1901), French composer best known for several internationally successful operettas, including Les noces d’Olivette (1879), La mascotte (1880), Gillette de Narbonne (1882), La cigale et la fourmi (1886), Miss Helyett (1890), and La poupée (1896).