Lot 307: German social democrat (1826–1900) whose philosophy combined Marxist revolutionary theory with practical politics, leading him to become a principal founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Rare 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Liebknecht outdoors in front of an ivy-covered house believed to be the home of Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor, signed in the lower border in ink, "Wilhelm Liebknecht." Stamped on the reverse by photographer Robert Banks of Manchester, and bears a notation in another hand, "Taken at the Avelings house, London." Light scattered soiling and some chipping to edges, otherwise fine condition. In 1896 Liebknecht traveled to London and visited Eleanor Marx and her husband, Edward Aveling, at their home. An absolutely excellent association piece.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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