VACQUERIE, Auguste. 8327

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Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the publication of a manuscript. In French. 2 pp. 8½ x 5 inches, folds, in good condition. Le Rappel, 28 April 1894. Auguste Vacquerie (1819-1895), French journalist and man of letters. His earlier romantic productions include a volume of poems, L’Enfer de l’esprit (1840); a translation of the Antigone (1844) in collaboration with Paul Meurice; and Tragaldabas (1848), a melodrama. He was one of the principal contributors to the Evenement and followed Hugo into his exile in Jersey. In 1869 he returned to Paris, and with Meurice and others founded the anti-imperial Rappel. His articles in this paper were more than once the occasion of legal proceedings. After 1870 he became editor. Other of his works are Souvent homme varie (1859), a comedy in verse; Jean Baudry (1863), the most successful of his plays; Aujourd’hui et demain (1875); Futura (pub. 1900), and poems on philosophical and humanitarian subjects.