Lot 189: Clara Zetkin

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:33

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Lot 189: German activist, political theorist, and advocate for women's rights (1857-1933), credited with organizing the first international Women's Day. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.75 x 9, Die Gleichheit letterhead, March 14, 1914. Untranslated letter to Belgian socialist politician Camille Huysmans in which Zetkin recommends Bruno Schonlank and introduces his father as editor. In fine condition, with light toning and chipping to edges. Two leading figures in the spreading of European socialism, Zetkin and Huysmans shared correspondence for decades; both placed great emphasis on disseminating information around the world, Zetkin publishing her SPD women's newspaper Die Gleichheit [Equality], and Huysmans, a former journalist, circulating reports and periodical bulletins from the International Socialist Bureau, of which he was secretary until the start of the war in July of 1914. A rare letter from the outspoken women's rights advocate. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $3000-4000
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