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From newsletter 8:

11  HAHN-HAHN, Ida Autograph Letter Signed to 'Herrn Hofrath Falkenstein' in Dresden. Letter in German on thin paper with narrow embossed edges and rounded corners, pasted to a piece of paper (maybe part of a letter collecting book), signed 'Ida Hahn-Hahn'. 4 pages. 13,0 x 10,2 cm. 17 lines. Folded as a small envelope. Original tiny black closing label. Dated 'Febbrajo 16/ Ida Cont. Hahn-Hahn' and addressed to 'Herrn Hofrath Falkenstein/ 4. Lüttichaustr. 3 Tr.' Probably from the early 1840's. 

€ 140

* Friendly letter from the author Countess Ida Hahn-Hahn (1805-1880) to Konstantin Karl Falkenstein (1801-1855), who was senior librarian of the royal Saxon Library (now Saxon State Library) in Dresden, where Countess Hahn also lived. She was confined at home with measles: 'noch Zimmergefangene, kann mich aber etwas beschäftigen', and asks for a few books, one about the Knights Templar: 'eine Geschichte des Tempelordens, sowie ungefähr die des Malteser Ordens von Abbé Vertot', and also 'ein dramatisches Gedicht von Zacharias Werner: "Die Söhne des Thales".'

Hahn-Hahn and Falkenstein both figure in the diary of Hans Christian Andersen, when he visited Dresden in 1844.