Pierre-Antoine-Augustin chevalier de PIIS.... - Lot 178 - Marie-Saint Germain

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Pierre-Antoine-Augustin chevalier de PIIS.... - Lot 178 - Marie-Saint Germain
Pierre-Antoine-Augustin chevalier de PIIS. 1755-1832. Vaudevillian writer, senior police official 17 L.A.S. or L.S., 2 manuscripts. 1791-1818. 29 pp. various formats, including on the letterhead of the Préfecture de Police, and 8 pp. in-folio Miscellaneous and literary correspondence. Poems "La République aux élèves des Ecoles primaires", republican vaudeville, composed and sung at the distribution of prizes by Cn Piis (...). (2 pp.); 1809, Chanson en vers, "Observations sur les époques de la Nature par Buffon" to the tune "une fille est un oiseau" (8 ff. in-8 oblong). 2 memoranda for the unsealing of prints belonging to Piis and lining the dressing room of Mlle Lescot, singer at the Comédie Italienne. 1801, dispatch of a decree by Police Prefect Dubois concerning the restoration of the banks of the galiotes boat harbor at the head of the Pont de Sèvres. 1804, complaining to Méjean that he had been left off the guest list for the coronation ceremony. Warns his dear colleague about the hiring of a tutor who gave lessons to his son; he has long been noted by the Police as a very bad subject (...) sent back to his last lodging as convinced that he is little more than a simple swindler (...). Letter of intimidation. 1809, letter announcing a subscription for the publication of his selected works. 1813, to Clérambault, informing him that he cannot go to the French this evening, but does not want to miss the opportunity to see him, inviting him for a cup of tea with milk. 1814, using his influence to have his tenant evicted. 1815, appointment of an inspector of navigation and ports on the Seine. 1818, to Vauquelin, concerning the transfer of his complete works; the very small operation (...) will not cost you much as far as I'm concerned, as I want 12 vol. 2400 fr in 6-month and one-year bills (...) but if I had 1200 fr. right now, you would save my life (...). He arranged to meet him at the Café de la Régence....; at the publisher Duriez, asking for prices for various works, including P. Didot's fine edition of Les Fastes de Napoléon, printed in lapidary style (...). Enclosed a print and 3 extracts, including: Santeuil et Dominique, pièce anecdotique en trois actes (...) by Piis. A Paris, chez les Libraires, an Ve (39 pp. in-8).
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