Henri Martin Signed Letter (106482)

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Henri Martin Signed Letter   (106482)
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Signed 1865 letter by Henri Martin in French to Mary Louise Booth, an American translator who had previously published a very good translation of his extensive 13-volume work, Histoire de Franc. "Henri Martin (a.k.a. Bon Louis Henri Martin) (20 February 1810 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne – 14 December 1883 in Paris) was a French historian, who was celebrated in his own day but whose modern reputation has been eclipsed by the greater literary and interpretive powers of his contemporary, the equally passionate patriot Jules Michelet, whose works have often been reprinted.[After publishing a few novels, Martin devoted his life to the study of the history of France, writing Histoire de France, a formidable work in 13 volumes (1833-1836). He later brought the history down to 1789 in the 4th edition (19 vols., 1865), and received from the Institut de France 20,000 francs as a prize in 1869. The Avenue Henri-Martin in Paris is named after him." from wikipedia

Date: 1865
State/Country: France