Philosoph (1844-1900). Autograph letter signed ("Friedrich Nietzsche"). In German. Sorrento, Villa Rubinacci. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.
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To his friend, the writer and painter Reinhart von Seydlitz in Davos, Switzerland, inviting him to join Nietzsche and Malwida von Meysenburg in Sorrento: "My dear good friend, nothing but a query - apart from my most cordial thanks for your letter. Are you in sufficient health to make plans for the spring? I hope and wish it with all my heart. You would still find me in Sorrento. My two friends and companions [the philosopher Paul Rée and his student Albert Brenner] will be leaving me at the end of March, and I remain with Miss von Meysenburg [...] My eyes are worse, my head not significantly better - thus, to employ an ancient Italian phrase (first used by a Papal nepot when the bailiffs came to lead him to his death), 'Va bene, patienza!' - The days are of exceptional beauty; there is here a mixture of ocean, forest, and mountain climate, and numerous semi-darkened, quiet pathways.