A HIGHLY IMPORTANT JOHN STEINBECK ARCHIVE CONCERNING HIS BOOK: NOTHING SO MONSTROUS, ~~ FIRST PUBLISHED AS CHAPTER SIX OF: PASTURES FROM HEAVEN ~~ “ I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF THE SWASTIKA… THIS TOUCHINESS IS… ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE MISTREATED… ANYWAY CHANGE IT FOR ALL I CARE. WHAT NONSENCE.”
STEINBECK, JOHN. (1902-1968). American writer and Nobel laureate, who described in his work the unremitting struggle of people who depend on the soil for their livelihood. Superb, and Highly Important archive of five  letters [three Autograph Letters, and two Typed Letters] Signed: “John Steinbeck” and “J.S.” Los Gatos, California, 1936. To Frederick B. Adams Jr., regarding the publication of Steinbeck’s short story: Nothing So Monstrous.
ALSO INCLUDED IS AN ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT PAGE, CONTAINING SEVERAL CORRECTIONS IN STEINBECK’S HAND, THAT IS AN EPILOGUE TO THE VIGNETTE.
SCARCE LETTER OF SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, — THE BRITISH-JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST
MONTEFIORE, SIR MOSES. (1784-1885). British philanthropist, banker and financier of Italian-Jewish lineage; his promotion of industry and economic development in the Levant, and his relations with the British consul in Damascus, Charles Henry Churchill, was pivotal to the development of Proto-Zionism. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “Moses Montefiore”, on his imprinted East Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate black-bordered mourning stationery. One full page, octavo. Ramsgate, May 9, 1881.
ALLEN GINSBERG TO ISTVAN EORSI: ”I TAUGHT U.S. BLACK LITERATURE COURSE THIS SPRING AND LEARNED A LOT, IT CHANGED MY EYES FOR NEGROES MORE EMPATHY, THE LITERAL SHADOW OF SLAVERY’S STILL CAST IN PRESENT COUNTRY’S OSTRACISM ON THE STREET — (WORSE THAN 60’S HIPPIES!) & JOBS, THEY OFTEN INTERNALIZE IT — & US WHITE FOLKS RARELY LOOK INTO THE PIT OF THEIR GRIEF, IT’S MADE ME COME TO REALIZE THE LONG SUFFERING DECADES”.
GINSBERG, ALLEN (1926-1997) Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed ”Allen”. One full page, quarto. New York, June 18, 1989. To Hungarian writer, novelist, poet and political essayist and longtime friend of Ginsberg, ISTVAN EÖRSI (1931-2005)
HOUDINI SIGNS A SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS MEMBERSHIP CARD IN 1923
HOUDINI, HARRY. (1874-1926) Legendary Hungarian-American magician, escapologist, showman, film producer and actor. Partly-printed multi-color ‘’The Society of American Magicians’’ membership card Signed: “Harry Houdini,” as president of the society. Membership card is for Earl DeForrest, member #989.
RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL, WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS
HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Very fine condition.
ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THOMAS MANN — COME TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REFUGEES FLEEING FROM EUROPE IN 1938
“IN OUR TIME, IT BECOMES PARTICULARLY CLEAR THAT HUMANITY AND READINESS TO SERVE MEAN MORE TO SOCIETY THAN ALL WISDOM AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS. THE POSSESSION OF POWER AS A TOOL IS LESS DECISIVE THAN THE DIRECTED IDEA IN WHICH IT IS USED.”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955) Theoretical Physicist. [and] MANN, THOMAS (1875-1955) German novelist, short story writer, and Nobel laureate. An exceedingly-rare specially bound booklet entitled: “g-o-i-n-g, G-O-I-N-G, GONE! Rare Book Auction”, being a listing of collectable books and autographs gathered to be sold for the cause. Signed by each author at the conclusion of their remarks.
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.