Giuseppe Garibaldi

Italian freedom fighter, 1807-1882

"Garibaldi was a central figure in the Italian Risorgimento, since he personally commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the formation of a unified Italy. He was appointed general by the provisional government of Milan in 1848, General of the Roman Republic in 1849 by the Minister of War, and led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf and with the consent of Victor Emmanuel II. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's ""fathers of the fatherland""."

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Garibaldi, Giuseppe

italienischer Freiheitskämpfer (1807-1882). Nine letters signed ("G. Garibaldi"). Caprera (Sardinien) und Signa (Florenz). 4to. und 8vo. 9 pp. 2 Umschläge mit Poststempel Caprera und Singa; a few small stains and tears at folds,.
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To Rinaldo de Sterlich and others, Caprera, 1862-1882 to Pietro Vernetti, Major of Fresonara, near Alessandria (expressing condolences on the death of Carlo Rodi, "mio antico compagno d'armi"), the author Rinaldo de Sterlich, Marnini (requesting him to defend Francesco Salerno against "assassini della libertà"), [Enrico?] Piccini, Tozzani (about Ugo Bassi, a martyr of the Risorgimento) and to "miei cari amici e fratelli d'armi" (about the Mille), the texts in a number of secretarial hands. Garibaldi is the greatest hero of Italian unification and an icon of national independence and republican ideals everywhere--lauded as such by men as different as Lincoln, George Sand, Dickens, Engels and Che Guevara.

Indeed, A.J.P. Taylor described him as "the only wholly admirable figure in modern history". Of the Italian patriots mentioned in these letters, Carlo Rodi (1801-1861) was numbered (no.863) among Garibaldi's famous Mille, the "Thousand" volunteers of May 1860, whilst Ugo Bassi had been executed by the Austrians in Bologna in 1849..

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Garibaldi, Giuseppe

Italian patriot (1807-1882). Autograph letter signed. Caprera. 4to. ½ page.
$ 1,392 / 1.200 € (76572/BN49531)

To his friend Maurice Lachâtre in San Remo: "Aujourd’hui même j’écris à l’ami Félix Pyat [...]" ("First thing today I write to friend Félix Pyat [...]"). - Félix Pyat edited, in 1864, "l’Adieu des républicains français à Garibaldi", as well as a "Lettre de réponse à Garibaldi". - With slight tears and creases.

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Garibaldi, Giuseppe

Eigenh. Brief mit U.
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To the Italian freedom fighter Enrico Cairoli (1840-67), three weeks before Cairoli died in an attack of Rome which was led by Garibaldi: "Mio caro Enrico. Grazie grazie della bella medaglia di sangue che mi mandasti - tua madre - andrà superba di possedati - Ricciotti il tuo vecchio amico ti prega a venir qua: io ti dico altrettanto - credimi tuo per la vita / G. Garibaldi". - Foldings; somewhat browned; cont. numbered "570".