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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    MARX, Karl (1818-1883). Autograph letter signed ('Karl Marx') to Collet Dobson Collet ('My dear Sir'), London, 30 December 1868, in English, 1¼ pages, 8vo (209 x 133mm), bifolium, on blue paper (short tear to right margin), envelope (worn).

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    MARX, Karl (1818-1883). Autograph letter signed ('Karl Marx') to Collet Dobson Collet ('My dear Sir'), London, 30 December 1868, in English, 1¼ pages, 8vo (209 x 133mm), bifolium, on blue paper (short tear to right margin), envelope (worn).

    MARX AND THE TSARS OF MUSCOVY. Marx summarises a pamphlet (originally sent as an enclosure) on '"the titles given to the Csars of Muscovy" ... The pith of the paper is this, that the Czars were only named "Emperors" in the sense in which the princes of Morocco and Fez and other Non-European Princes were styled so. But Peter I claimed the title of Emperor in the sense in which it was given to the German Emperors'; Marx goes on to refer to a considerable number of books recently published on 'the progress of Russia in Central Asia', which he has asked [Sigismund] Borkheim to summarise -- Marx will transmit this summary to Collet for use in the Diplomatic Review. He asks Collet to send him the issues of the same publication concerning 'the Candia Affairs, and principally the numbers containing Extracts from the pamphlet of a Garibaldian volunteer', and concludes with 'the compliments of the season'.


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