Lot 300: Important and highly influential German philosopher (1788-1860) best known for his often pessimistic works exploring the nature of reality, will, and desire. Exceptional AQS on a light blue 5.5 x 8.75 sheet, signed at the conclusion, "Arthur Schopenhauer, Frankfurt am Main, June 12th 1855." Schopenhauer pens an optimistic philosophical quote. In full: "Let us hope for the propagation of truth & the abolition of error, in both hemispheres." In fine condition, with a horizontal fold below all writing and a few light wrinkles. An extraordinarily influential philosopher, Schopenhauer's ideas resonated with such diverse scientific and cultural figures as Charles Darwin, Gustav Mahler, Albert Einstein, and Dylan Thomas. A highly sought-after example of the German philosopher, who remains extremely scarce in autographic material.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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