Lot 220: Russian geographer, zoologist, and political theorist (1842–1921) best known for his advocacy of anarchist communism. ALS signed "P. Kropotkin," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, June 7, 1899. Letter to Charles Rowley, in part: "We would be happy to spend a few hours in your company, but, alas, it is impossible. I am just finishing the next instalment [sic] of the Memoirs which has to be posted next Friday, for the States,—and every moment, even late at night, has to be given to it. Late with the MS., as always! And Sophie will not let herself be persuaded that she may go when I am working so hard as I am the last few days before posting the MS." In fine condition. Kropotkin originally published the story of his life and work for The Atlantic Monthly magazine, serializing it from September 1898 through September 1899; when it was published later on in 1899 in book form, it became his best known work.
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