Autograph Letter Signed ("R Chalon"), to an editor of Bibliophile Illustré ("Monsieur").

Bruxelles: 6 Juin 1868.

1 p. pen and ink on bifolium stationery of the Bulletin des Commissions Royales d'Art et d'Archéologie. 4to (10-3/4 x 8-3/8 inches). Creased from prior folding, partial closed tear along horizontal fold, light soiling. Item #310568

"J'étais souscripteur à votre excellent Bibliophile illustré qui, malheureusement, ne parait plus …" Reknowned bibliophilic prankster and perpetrator of the Fortsas Sale hoax, Renier Chalon writes to an editor of Bibliophile Illustré, asking for a missing number needed to complete his run of the periodical. "Vous étes bibliophile, Monsieur, et vous devex savoir combien il est pénible d'avoir un livre incomplet …"

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