Autograph letter signed "Boieldieu." To the important French librettist Pixérécourt
BOIELDIEU, Adrien 1775-1834
Price: 550.00 USD
1 page of a bifolium Octavo. N.p., n.d. With autograph address panel. In French (with translation). Boieldieu is anxious to get together with Pixérécourt but is very busy with commissions; he laments his poor state of health. "I have so much work to do for the baptism, for the opera, and for city hall... Therefore you must be kind enough to wait until I give you a time to meet when I am rid of my music for special occasions... The poor state of my health does not permit me to accept an invitation to lunch or dinner... The most important thing is that we hurry to see each other..." With several autograph corrections. Slightly worn and browned; edges reinforced with narrow strip of paper; creased at folds and slightly overall; small hole to blank corner and remnants of former mount to address panel. Together with a small bust-length stipple engraving of the composer by Wachsmann printed in Zwickau, image size 84 x 67 mm. within octagonal border, sheet size 198 x 138 mm. Very slightly browned and foxed; minor remnants of former mount to upper edges of verso.