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.
“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
TEDDY ROOSEVELT: THAT IS A GREAT QUOTATION FROM WOODROW WILSON… I HAVE FELT RATHER IMPATIENT WITH HIS RECENT ATTITUDE ON CERTAIN MATTERS, NOTABLY THE EFFORT TO CONTROL CORPORATIONS.”
“CONGRESS DECIDED THAT UNDER THE CONDITIONS IN THAT CASE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO POWER TO ACT.
I WILL SEE IF I HAVE POWER TO ACT IN THIS CASE.”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). SuperbTyped Letter Signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” as President on imprinted The White House, Washington embossed stationery, with hand written corrections to his type and a seven line Autograph Postscript following his signature. Two pages, small quarto. Oyster Bay, N.Y., August 29, 1908.
TOLKIEN QUOTES HIS CHARACTER, GANDALF:
“HE THAT BREAKS A THING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS
HAS LEFT THE PATH OF WISDOM’ –
GANDALF, LORD OF THE RINGS.”
TOLKIEN, J(OHN) R(ONALD) R(EUEL). (1892-1973). South African-born British university professor, medieval scholar, philologist and writer of fantasies. Typed Letter Signed, “J.R.R. Tolkien” on imprinted “George Allen & Unwin Ltd /Book Publishers” stationery. One page, quarto. “Merton College, Oxford, 18 January 1973.
HEMINGWAY — HAVING READ, IN LIFE MAGAZINE, AN ARTICLE ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF A BEAR CUB BEING KILLED IN A MOST UNSPORTING MANNER, CHALLENGES THE PREPERTRATORS OF THIS KILLING TO A DUEL!
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. (1899-1961) American Nobel Prize winning author and journalist; published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Remarkable Typed Letter Signed “Ernest Hemingway”, on his Finca Vigia, San Francisco De Paula, Cuba stationary. Full page, quarto. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. January 2, 1950. To: “the editors of LIFE Magazine”.
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.
GEORGE BUSH ON THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ASTRONAUT ED WHITE — THE 1ST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE WHO WAS KILLED IN THE TRAGIC APOLLO 1 FIRE
BUSH, GEORGE HERBERT WALKER. (1924- 2018). Forty-first President of the United States (1989-93). Typed Letter Signed, “George Bush”, on his name imprinted Congress of the United States House of Representatives letterhead. One page, quarto. “Washington, D.C.”, March 11, 1969.