Philosopher, writer and politician (1812-1870). Rare ADS in French, signed several times within the text in the third-person, “Alex. Herzen” and ”M. Herzen.“ n.p.n.d. [Paris August 1849] . 8vo. 3 pages.
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An eight-article agreement between Herzen and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, concerning a loan of 24,000 francs for the publication of a newspaper to be repaid with five-percent interest. The agreement dictates that (translated) “the general direction of the newspaper will be exclusively entrusted to M. Proudhon,” and that “M. Proudhon assigns a right to active participation in Mr. Herzen in the part of foreign policy by accepting articles and correspondence sent by him.” However, Proudhon "has the right to refuse items when they are contrary to the general trend of the newspaper or if that section would be likely to result in a conviction." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, light creases, and slight show-through from writing to opposing sides..