In-4° with a small crown letterhead, in blue ink on violet paper. Beautiful declaration of love from Prince Ghika to his wife Liane de Pougy for their thirteenth wedding anniversary. "Anniversary - July 2, 1923. With a just voice supporting the most just of causes, I boast of a privilege, that of having had you and kept you, you whose presence is my very advance, the rhythm of my pulse and my step.My life is a shining and light wheel. It rolls and leaps between the sky and the stones where the micas sparkle, and its rays are heralding tubas of our living and tender glory." Their marriage was perfectly happy for sixteen years, until Ghika suddenly left her in July 1926 for his wife's (who was openly bisexual) ultimate conquest, a young artist of twenty-three years old, "cute and delicate" Manon Thiébaut, whom he took to Romania. Threatened with divorce, the prince eventually returned to her, but their relationship became difficult and chaotic. [No sales outside the European Union for this document].