D'ANNUNZIO Gabriele - Autograph Letter Signed to his mistress
Gabriele D'ANNUNZIO (1863-1938)
Autograph Letter Signed ("Gabri") to his mistress Natalia Goloubev, asking her to taste some wines.
Half page 4to in Italian with autograph envelope [the envelope in pencil], n.p., n.d. [but 1908-09].
Trans: "Dear little one, taste the wine in these three bottles, and then tell me which you like the best."
D'Annunzio met Countess Natalia Goloubev, wife of a Russian diplomat, in 1908. It was during their relatively brief relationship that d'Annunzio wrote his tragedy Fedra (Phèdre), which met with a mixed reception.
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