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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 367

    MASARYK, Jan Garrigue (1886-1948). A series of twenty autograph letters signed (variously) to Jelly d'Aranyi, on headed paper ('Czechoslovak Minister'), 9 Grosvenor Place, London, and Lány, 3 July 1931 - 10 July 1933, an affectionate correspondence, writing to the violinist d'Aranyi with reference to her great uncle, Joseph Joachims, 'How pleased he would be to see the Joachim tradition carried on so well and so seriously by your sister and you'; 'A great composer Joachim -- serious, educated, refined -- takes his music as a divine medium of experiencing his and other peoples philosophical thought ...', on Masaryk's own 'ordre de battaile', Brahms, foreign affairs and politics, 'Am up to my ears in trying to find out how stupid statesmen are -- and it seems they are unbelievably so ... Europe should be saved,' 28 pages, 4to and 8vo, with 9 autograph envelopes and a telegram. Provenance: Stargardt sale, 19 March 2003, lot 1413; the Albin Schram Collection. (30)

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    MASARYK, Jan Garrigue (1886-1948). A series of twenty autograph letters signed (variously) to Jelly d'Aranyi, on headed paper ('Czechoslovak Minister'), 9 Grosvenor Place, London, and Lány, 3 July 1931 - 10 July 1933, an affectionate correspondence, writing to the violinist d'Aranyi with reference to her great uncle, Joseph Joachims, 'How pleased he would be to see the Joachim tradition carried on so well and so seriously by your sister and you'; 'A great composer Joachim -- serious, educated, refined -- takes his music as a divine medium of experiencing his and other peoples philosophical thought ...', on Masaryk's own 'ordre de battaile', Brahms, foreign affairs and politics, 'Am up to my ears in trying to find out how stupid statesmen are -- and it seems they are unbelievably so ... Europe should be saved,' 28 pages, 4to and 8vo, with 9 autograph envelopes and a telegram. Provenance: Stargardt sale, 19 March 2003, lot 1413; the Albin Schram Collection. (30)


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