Lot 345: TLS in French, signed "L. Trotsky," one page, 8.5 x 11, October 26, 1929. Letter to his lawyer in Paris, Gerard Rosenthal, written from Constantinople while living in exile. Trotsky expresses his dissatisfaction with Rieder, the publisher of the French edition of his autobiography, My Life, originally written and published in German. He comments on the poor quality of the translation, complains that the publisher's subtitle was chosen without his input, and is concerned about the pace at which the work is proceeding, especially with regard to their postponing the publication of his other works. In part (translated): "The most important question is my book on the Communist International that he has yet to translate despite my repeated urgings. I need to know the date of publication of this book, to which I attach the utmost importance." Trotsky made a few edits to the text in his own hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and light overall wrinkling.
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