Carte de deuil from the funeral of Stéphane Mallarmé. Stéphane MALLARMÉ.
Carte de deuil from the funeral of Stéphane Mallarmé

Carte de deuil from the funeral of Stéphane Mallarmé

[Paris]: 1898. 100 x 130 mm funeral card, letterpress printed on recto, [borders on both recto and verso.

Mallarmé’s name is conspicuous by its absence from his funeral card, which listed, on five lines, the family members which he left behind - some of the same family members who Mallarmé addressed his final letter to, requesting that they destroy his archive: “Brûlez, par conséquent : il n’y a pas là d’héritage littéraire, mes pauvres enfants.”

Very good with some light creasing. Item #25901

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