Lot 296: German philosopher and anthropologist (1804-1872) whose book The Essence of Christianity influenced the minds of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Lengthy ALS in German, signed "L. Feuerbach," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 10.5, October 4, 1851. Mostly untranslated letter to the publishing house Brockhaus concerning the manuscript for Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach's Life and Work, published by his son Ludwig Feuerbach, stating that two parts are missing, one of them being "the document presented to Queen Caroline...concerning K. Hauser, in which F. finds probable cause that K. H. really is the one the rumor, namely in Baden, says he is...Personally, I see only one fault in the document: the fact that even some of K. H.'s dreams are taken as evidence, but that is of no importance: this document is an essential part and may well be the most important piece of all in the collection." Central vertical and horizontal folds with a stain to the first sheet, and show-through from writing to opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. Ludwig Feuerbach's father, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, was an eminent German legal scholar who played a major part in the influential reform of the Bavarian penal code.
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