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Marx, Karl (1818-1883) and Marx, Jenny (1814-1881)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
139
Sold for:
$13,035$11,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Marx, Karl (1818-1883) and Marx, Jenny (1814-1881), Two incorporated autograph letters signed, October 16, 1876, one page and two pages, in English, to Thomas Allsop, penned individually by Karl and Jenny Marx, both being emotional letters where Allsop is generously consoled by his friends upon the death of Allsop's wife, 8vo, (very minor spotting upper left, else very good).

First letter text in full: "A few days since Mr. Leblanc informed us of the decease of your wife, but I find it now almost impossible to address you a few lines. Those who had the privilege of knowing and admiring your noble companion for life, dare not intrude with empty words of consolation. It was in fact but her love for you, her fear to leave you alone, that enabled her to resist so bravely the increasing ailings and to struggle so hard with nature for her own existence. Your love of mankind, your passionate interest in its general life, will, I hope, enable you to bear this irreparable loss. Your most devoted friend."

Estimate $12,000-14,000

very minor spotting upper left, else very good

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Jenny Marx, Karl Marx, Thomas Allsop, Leblanc, Alsop, Marx

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