Lot 309: Russian geographer, zoologist, and political theorist (1842–1921) best known for his advocacy of anarchist communism. Humorous ALS signed "P. Kropotkin," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, March 22, 1886. Letter to John Cohan, in part: "I am opposed to the publication of my portrait, being opposed in principle to the giving too much importance to separate individuals…I sent to Mr. Webb the oil-sketch of my cat, permitting him to utilize the sketch for your periodical, if you find the sketch interesting by itself…Now I wrote twice to Mr. Webb, asking me to return one the oil-sketch of my cat. When sending it, I said him that it is my wife's, and how much she keeps to it, and asked to return me the sketch immediately. But I cannot obtain it, and should be very much obliged to you if you returned me the oil-sketch if it is in your possession." In fine condition, with paper loss to upper left corner affecting several words of text on second page.
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Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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