Christian Garve

Garve, Christian

Philosoph (1742–1798). Autograph letter signed („C. Garve“). Breslau. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.
$ 3,404 / 2.800 € (21682)

To an unnamed count – presumably Leopold III., Duke of Anhalt Dessau (1740-1817), known as “Prince Franz” or “Father Franz”, whom he sent one of his books. - Slightly browned due to paper; with inverted pleat; otherwise well preserved.

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Garve, Christian

Philosoph (1742-1798). Autograph quotation signed. Leipzig. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.
$ 1,702 / 1.400 € (941535/BN941535)

A three-line Greek quotation from Demosthenes' famous oration "On the Crown": "It behoves the brave to set their hands to every noble enterprise, bearing before them the buckler of hope, and to endure gallantly whatever fate God may allot" (transl.). - On the reverse is an entry by the philosopher Samuel Christian Hollmann (1696-1787): a quotation from Seneca "Vita sine litteris mors est, et hominis vivi sepultura" (dated 13 May 1771). - Slight waterstain in upper corner.

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