Lot 541: ALS in German, signed "G. F. Zeppelin," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, July 11, 1881. Letter to General Hugo von Spitzemberg. In part (translated): "Even without the quarto format that so adequately would have pointed to being a formal letter about private matters, I still know that your letter originated in comradely sympathy and I thank you cordially for your friendly congratulations.-It was also very pleasing to hear you confirm the interesting news that there is nothing new on our side; I could not believe that the obvious changes, like for instance to fill Hiller's post at the squadron, would really take so long. I have had news from Major Gemmingen, too. He is quite content to be transferred, at last, to the first cavalier...after he had ridden a horse...that someone else had failed to ride.-I do the most wonderful horseback rides here, mostly accompanied by my brother; this pleasure has so far deterred me from discovering Switzerland any further and to climb higher mountains." In fine condition, with a few small stains and irregular toning and foxing to one edge of the first page.
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