Lot 838: Chertkov Vladimir


2015-09-16 14:11:34


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Lot 838: Chertkov Vladimir: (1854-1936) Editor Of The Works Of Leo Tolstoy. A Close Friend Of Tolstoy And Prominent Tolstoyan. A.L.S., V. Tchertkoff, One Page, 4To, Christchurch, Hants, 30Th January 1903, To Nikolaev, On His Printed Stationery, In Cyrillic. Chertkov Confirms To His Correspondent Having Received His Letter, Thanks Him And States 'I Will Certainly Read Your Manuscript And, Based Upon Your Description Of Its Content, I Will Do It With The Greatest Interest. Regarding The Other Questions That You Mention, I Think That It Will Be More Convenient To Answer Them After Reading The Book. If You Send It Now, I Will Return It To You In Time. So Now, I Find Myself In Expectation Of Becoming Better Acquainted With You And Your Writing, And I Wish You A Prompt Recovery.' Vg Piotr Petrovich Nikolaev (1873-1928) Russain Writer And Philosopher. A Follower Of Tolstoy. Author Of The Concept Of God As The Absolute Foundation Of Consciousness, 1907. Leo Tolstoy Would Write To Nikolaev On 2Nd August 1903 "Dear Pyotr Petrovich, I'Ve Read Your Manuscript And Am Returning It. It Was A Pleasure To Read It… I Would Advise You To Set Forth Everything In Concise Theses And, This Is The Main Thing, Don'T Be In A Hurry. Set This Work Aside For A Time, Jotting Down Individual Ideas That Are Connected To It. It Wouldn'T Be Bad To Have The Manuscript Printed Now--People Might Find It Useful, But It Would Be Better To Have It Printed When It Has Been Improved As Much As Possible…" This Letter Responds To Nikolaev'S Letter And Accompanying Manuscript Of "The Distortions Of The Teaching Of Christ," Sent In Mid-July 1903, Wich Most Probably Is The Same Manuscript Mentioned In The Present Chertkov'S Letter A Few Months Earlier In January 1903. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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