“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’ — ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’ —
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London] October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick
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].
EARLY ALS OF BADEN POWELL, FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, WRITTEN WHILE IN INDIA
BADEN-POWELL, ROBERT. 1st BARON BADEN-POWELL (1857-1941). “Hero of The Siege of Mafeking” in South Africa during the Second Boer War; best remembered as the founder of the Boy Scout Movement. Autograph Letter Signed, “R. Baden Powell,” on imprinted “Sialkot, Punjab” letterhead. Four full pages, octavo. “On route to Bombay. [India]” April 29, no year. [Circa 1897/8?]