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: ‘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.