Lajos Kossuth

Kossuth, Lajos

ungar. Rechtsanwalt und freiheitlicher Politiker, Kämpfer für die Unabhängigkeit Ungarns von Österreich (1802-1894). Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift „L. Kossuth“. [London]. 1 p. Gr. 8vo. Doppelblatt.
$ 3,969 / 3.500 € (81264)

Im Londoner Exil an einen Herrn. Ganz politischer Brief, in dem Kossuth die englische Haltung bei Beginn des Krimkriegs kritisiert und zu öffentlichen Protesten aufruft. „[…] Let me entreat you to read the 'Mornung Advertiser' of the day, and let me ask you: will Marylebone still remain silent on the Eastern question? The opportunity for taking the lead being lost, shall it not even claim the honor of following swiftly the course which Stafford and Sheffield have taken. - Matters came to the point that the boasted friendship of England to Turkey is about to issue in a fighting for Russia against the Turks should they dare to maintain their national honor and the independence not only of their own country, but of Europe.

- We have seen many strange things in Englands policy - my own dear country has fallen a victim to it - but in disgrace like this never yet has stained the name of any country. - There is only one means left to prevent it: 'Popular manifestations' […]“..

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Kossuth, Lajos

Politiker und Freiheitskämpfer (1802-1894). ALS Ort unleserlich. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.
$ 1,701 / 1.500 € (941062/BN941062)

In Hungarian. - With some tears on the borders.

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Kossuth, Lajos

Hungarian statesman and revolutionary (1802-1894). Cabinet photograph signed ("Louis Kossuth age 88 years"). Turin. 1p. Gilt-edged imperial cabinet photograph by Ambrosetti. Framed.
$ 5,670 / 5.000 € (73732/BN44711)

Inscribed to his fellow statesman, American Secretary of State Hamilton Fish (1808-93). - The inscription and signature are somewhat light. Very rare in this format and in fine condition.

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Kossuth, Lajos

Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kossuth").
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Fine, long letter to Susan Horner, on the Secret Treaty of Verona, wherein the European mayor powers agreed in 1822 to restore the monarchy in Spain, then ruled under the republican governance of Rafel de Riego. Kossuth writes from the sickbed of his wife, who was "dangerously ill these last three days from a violent attack of Bronchitis (this awful curse of the climate of England) [...] Of course you are aware that secret treaties will not easily find their way to public libraries; besides in this case England had withdrawn from the Congress before it was brought to an end, therefore not even that scanty light of publicity could ever have been cast on the Verona transaction, which we see sometimes issue from the foggy atmosphere of Downing Street, in the jack with a lantern shape of Blue Book 'extracts'. There is however a strong circumstantial evidence, which (in my estimation at least) leaves no doubt as to the authenticity of the document (allowance made for the errors of the translation; - I mention this, because I believe the expression 'subjugation of nations' is not precisely in accordance with the original French - 'soumission' is the word in French) [...]". - Somewhat spotty and with some bits of an adhesive tape.