Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner

Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner
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Grazia Deledda Autograph and dedication on a b/w photo-postcard from 1931. Scarce.

The postcard has been sent to the editorial staff of the magazine „ Das interessante Blatt“ in Wien.

There are glue- and paper remnants at the backside as it had been pasted in an album, the front side is in very fine condition.

3,4 x 5,2 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Grazia Deledda ( 1871 – 1936) was a Sardinian writer whose works won her a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926.

Nell’azzurro, published by Trevisani in 1890 might be considered as her first work.

In 1903 she published Elias Portolu that confirmed her as a writer and started her work as a successful writer of novels and theatrical works: Cenere (1904), L’edera (1906), Sino al confine (1911), Colombo e sparvieri (1912), Canne al vento (1913), L’incendio nell’oliveto (1918), Il Dio dei venti (1922).

Cenere was the inspiration for a movie with the famous Italian actress Eleonora Duse.

Her work has been highly regarded by Luigi Capuana and Giovanni Verga plus some younger writers such as Enrico Thovez, Pietro Pancrazi and Renato Serra.

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Donna Leon Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

Donna Leon portrait photo, hand signed. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Donna Leon Autograph

7 x 5 inches, very fine condition. Scarce.

Donna Leon (born in 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey ) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not Italian. Friends in High Places won Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger in 2000.

Albert Schweitzer Autograph 1952 Peace Nobel Price Winner

Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner 1952

Authentic Albert Schweitzer autograph: Portrait photo-print with hand-written lines and signature.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,5 x 10,5 cm. At the upper margin at the back traces from glue can be found. The writing is slightly faded.

The text reads:

A mon table de Lambaréné à monsieur Antoine Fischer.
Albert Schweitzer. Lambaréné 2.1.1964

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French.

Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).
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Cultural Revolution China: Red Book, Lin Biao and Mao. Scarce

Cultural Revolution China: Red Book, Lin Biao and Mao. Scarce

 

Peoples Republic of China 1970: Red book, entitled „Document for studying political work” ( Zhengzhi gongzo xuexi wenjian). At the first pages are a portrait-photo of Mao Zedong and another one of Mao and Lin Biao.

3 x 4 inches. Complete, 135 pages, minor wear. Scarce booklet.

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John Le Carré Autograph on 11 x 8 Photo

John Le Carré Autograph on 11 x 8 Photo CoA

John Le Carré color portrait photo, hand signed by John Le Carré.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 28 x 20,2 cm (11 x 8 inches).Very good condition.

David John Moore Cornwell ( 1931) (pen name John le Carré) is a British author of espionage novels.

During the 1950s and the 1960s, he worked for the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service, and began writing novels under a pen name. His third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) became an international best-seller, and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.

Le Carré established himself as a writer of espionage fiction. In 2008, The Times ranked le Carré 22nd on its list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. In 2011, he won the Goethe Medal, a yearly prize given by the Goethe Institute.
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Adele Sandrock Autograph. CoA. Additional Writing at Reverse.

Adele Sandrock, Berlin 1934.

Ross Portrait Photo-Postcard. Hand-signed at front side: „Adele Sandrock 26. 6. 34“.

At the back are some hand written lines by Sandrock: ” Sei gefuehllos!

Ein leichtbewegtes Herz ist ein elend Gut auf der wankenden Erde. Goethe. Herzliche Gruesse Adele Sandrock.

26. 6. 34“.( Be emotionless! A sensitive heart is a woeful burden in this unstable world ).

Adele Sandrock Autograph

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Adele Sandrock (1863 – 1937) was a German actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German film stars.Sandrock was born as Adele Feldern-Foerster in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She achieved success in the town of Meiningen, where her first role was Luise in Friedrich Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe.

In 1889 she moved to Vienna, where she created a number of major roles for modern playwrights including Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Schnitzler, with whom she had a notoriously stormy affair.In 1911 Sandrock made her silent film debut in Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volk, a short subject.

She acted in more than 140 films, working with a number of directors including Reinhold Schuenzel and Hans Hinrich. Her autobiography, Mein Leben, was published in 1940.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

 

Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.

Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.

Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.

The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.

Hermann Hesse Autograph in a scarce Publikation from 1949. CoA

Hermann Hesse Autograph. Signature in a scarce Publication 1949. CoA

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Hermann Hesse Autograph from 1949: Private print of a booklet „An einen jungen Kuenstler“ (For a Young Artist).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,7 x 20,8 cm, 12 pages, clean inside, some aging at outside cover which can be easily cleaned, traces of vertical bend.

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Chinese Bible from 1862 by Father Brueyre 與艾方濟.

China, Qing Dynastiy: Chinese Bible from 1862 by Father Brueyre 與艾方濟.

 

Very scarce religious book , published in China by the French Jesuit Father P. B. Brueyre S. J. 與艾方濟
Wood-print 1862, 46 pages, Chinese binding. Oval label at cover: „ Ste Josephi. Magna Sinarum Patroni Sanctus mensis Sinica. Auctore P. B. Brueyere S. J. Pro  Bibliotheca Viennensis Sve Jesu mittit Preap. Gen. Petrus Bectesc”.

All over the centuries it has been kept in a hard box and thus it is in very fine condition. Size of book: 5,4 x 9 inches, size of box: 6,2 x 9,5
inches.

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Rabindranath Tagore Autograph of Nobel Prize Winner

Rabindranath Tagore Autograph from 1933

Rabindranath Tagore Autograph on small card, signed in 1933.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 –1941), was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music.

As author of Gitanjali with its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he was the first non-European and the only Indian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His poetry in translation was viewed as spiritual, and this together with his mesmerizing persona gave him a prophet-like aura in the west. His “elegant prose and magical poetry” still remain largely unknown outside the confines of Bengal.

Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to political and personal topics. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and contemplation. Tagore was perhaps the only litterateur who penned anthems of two countries – Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem and Amar Shonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem.

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