Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Paris], 5 September and 3 December 1916, to W.M. Rummel, 1916 Sept. 5.

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Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Paris], 5 September and 3 December 1916, to W.M. Rummel, 1916 Sept. 5.

Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Paris], 5 September and 3 December 1916, to W.M. Rummel, 1916 Sept. 5.

Saying that Rummel awaits the photographs patiently, Debussy with impatience, and adding "J'en suis réduit a faire des 'patiences, ' ou a essayer de jouer les 'Études.'--je réussis mieux les premières que les secondes," asking if he continues to practice his tennis, correcting a note in "Pour les octaves" (with a musical example), mentioning Maeterlinck ("La destinée--cette vieille servante de Maeterlinck"), etc.

2 items (3 p., with one envelope.) ; (16mo and obl. 24mo)

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