Lot 1155: Benes, Eduard



2015-09-16 14:12:22

Lot 1155: Benes Eduard: (1884-1948) President Of Czechoslovakia 1935-38 & 1940-48. A.L.S., Eduard Benes, Three Pages, 8Vo, Paris, 9Th February 1916, To Dr. Arthur Chervin, In French. Benes Thanks His Correspondent For Their Interesting Letter And Expects To Be Able To Meet Him Very Soon To Talk About The Important Matters He Mentions In His Letter, Stating 'Regarding The Projects You Mention, There Are Evidently Many Difficulties. You, Having So Well Understood The Austro-Hungarian Problem And Having Explained It So Clearly, Know The Existing Obstacles', Further Adding 'One Very Important Thing Is To Know The Public'S Opinion, And Most Of All To Know If The Influential Circles In The Allied Countries Are Well Enough Prepared In Order To Grant That Our Movement Forward Will Not End In A Loose Cannon, Something Which Would Weaken Us Considerably. Furthermore, We Would Need Powerful Financial Support'. An Early Letter Of Benes, Written At The Height Of World War I And Shortly After He Went Into Exile To Paris. Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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