GANDHI — SPEAKING ON THE SALT RIOTS AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN INDIA!
GANDHI, MONHANDAS KARAMCHAND. (1869-1948). Considered the father of the Indian Independence movement; created his concept of satyagraha, a non-violent way of protesting against injustices; returned to India in 1914 to found and lead the Indian independence movement. An exceedingly-scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “your sincere, old friend /M.K. Gandhi”. Two full pages, quarto, in pencil. “Ahmedabad, 25th February [no year, but circa 1930].
A DOCUMENT FROM LINCOLN’S DAYS ON THE ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT, ONCE OWNED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Autograph Document Signed, “Lincoln & Herndon p.q.” One full page, folio.
TROTSKY: “GREET ALL COMRADES…AND THANK ALL OF THOSE FRIENDS FROM ME WHO CONTRIBUTED SO MAGNIFICENTLY TOWARD THE PRODUCTION OF THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION“
TROTSKY, LEON (1879-1940) Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. Typed Letter Signed, “L. Trotsky,” in German. With two holograph corrections and autograph sentiments. One full page, oblong octavo. Kadikoy, Turkey. June 20, 1931.
ALEXANDER OF TUNIS — ANNOUNCES TO CHURCHILL THE DEFEAT OF THE AXIS POWERS IN NORTH AFRICA
ALEXANDER, HAROLD, 1ST EARL OF TUNIS. (1891-1969). British field marshal. Typed Souvenir Letter Signed, “Alexander of Tunis, F[ield] M[arshall] / 1967”. One page, oblong octavo. No place, 1967. Very fine condition. This is a faircopy message he sent to Sir Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of the U.K., in 1942, announcing the defeat of the Axis powers, and their withdrawal from their positions in North Africa.
A WONDERFULLY REVEALING LETTER FROM THE FUTURE KING EDWARD VIIIth
EDWARD VIII. (1894-1972). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India (January 20-December 11, 1936); later known as the Duke of Windsor; abdicated the British throne for: “the woman I love”. Lengthy, Autograph Letter Signed “Edward”, as Prince, to “Spencer”. May 1st, 1925. Revealing biographical content.
THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL, IN 1933, SEES THE RISE OF HITLER, AND WORKS TO REMOVE JEWISH STUDENTS FROM THE ONCOMING PATH OF THE HOLOCAUST
WEIZMANN, CHAIM (1874-1952). First President of Israel. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed “Ch Weizmann”, on blue stationary. One full page, quarto. “Sixteen Addison Crescent, London. October 4, 1933”. Very fine condition. To LOUIS LIPSKY, of the Zionist Organization of America.
GEORGE V — ATTRACTIVE ALS AS KING
GEORGE V. (1865-1936). King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India (1910-36). Autograph Letter Signed, “George R.I.”, on crested and imprinted Buckingham Palace stationery. Two pages [front and back], octavo. London, June 27, 1925. Excellent condition.