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[hr_invisible]Hugo, Victor (1802 – 1885)

An excellent autograph quotation signed on a 12.25” x 9.25” card, signed and inscribed along the bottom in ink by Hugo, adding the date of December 16, 1876. Hugo writes out the first verse of his poem Patria in full: β€˜La-haut qui sourit? / Est-ce un esprit? / Est-ce une femme? / Quel front sombre et doux! / Peuple, a genoux! / Est-ce notre ame / Qui vient a nous?’ Two images of the revered author are affixed to the card. In fine condition. A magnificent, large quote from one of Hugo’s classic poems.[hr]