Lot 837: Tolstoy-Obolensky, Maria



2015-09-16 14:11:34

Lot 837: Tolstoy-Obolensky Maria: (1870-1906) Countess Maria Lvovna Tolstoy. Daughter Of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S, Maria Obolenskaya, In Cyrillic, One Page, 8Vo, 1P, N.P., 27Th June 1906, To An Unknown Writer, In Cyrillic. Tolstoy Responds To Her Correspondent Sating 'Lev Nikolaevich Is Unwell And Very Engaged All This Time, For This Reason I Was Entrusted With The Task Of Writing To You To Confirm That He Received Your Manuscript, He Is Reading It And Intending To Write To You About It.' A Clean Bold Black Ink Text, Written By Maria Shortly Before Dying, And Referring To Her Father'S Health And Work. Letters Of Maria Tolstoy Are Scarce As A Result Of Her Early Death At The Age Of 36, Four Years Before Her Father'S Death. With Blank Integral Leaf. Ex. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Novelist And Philosopher, Widely Considered One Of The Greatest Novelists Of All Time. Maria Tolstoy Was Always Considered Her Father'S Favourite Child. He Would Say A Month After Her Death And Referring To The Last Minutes Of Her Life, That "That Quarter Of An Hour Is One Of The Most Important And Most Grievous Of My Existence. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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