[Fortunée BRIQUET (Niort 1782-1815), feminist... - Lot 240 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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[Fortunée BRIQUET (Niort 1782-1815), feminist... - Lot 240 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
[Fortunée BRIQUET (Niort 1782-1815), feminist woman of letters]. Antoine-Isaac SILVESTRE DE SACY (1758-1838), linguist, philologist and Arabist orientalist. Autograph letter signed to Fortunée Briquet, 1 p. in-4. Paris, June 11, 1804. Address on the back "to Madame Fortunée Briquet in Niort". Rare letter about the publication of his Dictionnaire historique, littéraire et bibliographique des Françaises et des étrangères naturalisées en France (1804). "I received the two copies that you did me the honor to send me, of your historical dictionary of the illustrious Frenchwomen. The one that you intended for the 3rd class of the Institute, will be given to it at its next session. I do not want to anticipate the thanks of the class, but I beg you to receive mine for this pleasant present, whose merit is increased by the pleasure of holding it from you, Madame, and to be able to consider it as a proof of the esteem that you want to grant me. This work which associates you, Madam, with many justly illustrious names, gives you the right to the recognition of your sex and assures you that of all men of letters [...] ".
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