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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

India

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“AS COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION,  IT WAS MY DUTY TO BRING FORWARD THE WORK OF THE OFFICERS COMPOSING THE EXPEDITION, NOT AS WORKS OF ART SUCH AS YOURS, BUT AS BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COUNTRY…”

CHESNEY, FRANCIS RAWDON .  (1789-1872).  British General, soldier and explorer of the Euphrates River whose expedition proved the practicability of the Euphrates route to India.  Two, relatively rare, Autograph Letters Signed, “F.R. Chesney”.  Four full pages total, quarto.

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“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

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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].

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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?]

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