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GUICCIOLI Teresa - Autograph letter Signed 1859

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Teresa Gamba GUICCIOLI (1800-1873)

Autograph Letter Signed (“M[arqu]ise de Boissy”) to Madame Tudor, inviting her to dinner “en famille”.

3 pages 12mo in French on paper with her monogrammed entwined initials at the top. Paris, 25 March 1859.                      

Trans: “It is so difficult to meet that as the only means of seeing you I am asking you if you would like to come to dine with us en famille (and therefore without any ceremony . . .) next Wednesday. We have been deprived of the pleasure of your company for so long that we would really be very delighted if you would accept this suggestion. . .”

Byron’s liaison with Teresa Guiccioli began in Venice in 1819, when he was 31 and she was 19 and married to a sinister Count three times her age. After meeting her he gave up his erratic way of life and confined himself to what he described as “the strictest adultery”. Long after the deaths of both Byron and her husband Theresa married the French Marquis de Boissy in 1851, and entertained widely in Paris. She is the author of the illuminating Lord Byron vu par les témoins de sa vie (1868).

Traces of mounting at the four corners of the final, blank, page.

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