Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 166

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
BABUSHKA OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (RUSSIAN REVOLUTION.) CATHERINE BRESHKOVSKY. Autograph Manuscript Signed, her statement entitled "Disarmament! Disarmament!," expressing the desire of all peoples to be free of war and railing against those in power who would rearm. With a 4-line note written in blank space after Breshkovsky's statement, to "Dear Mr. H[?]": "Baboushka says that you may correct the English of this as you wish, without changing the sense," by K. Weller of the Russian-language newspaper Karpatska Rus' [published in Allentown, NJ]. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, ruled paper, written on two sheets; short closed separations at folds. Prague, 11 November 1922

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"It is the motto of all reasonable and honest minds and souls! It is the fervent prayer of all the masses, whose backs and arms are the first to suffer under the weight of all the calamities and perils which follow the infliction of the 'preparedness.' . . .

"The 15 of . . . December, in [the Hague], will take place an international congress of Laborers for the . . . cause. We will hear energetic protest against the menacing peril, so formidable by [its] consequences. Now it is the sacred duty of all honest voices to be in close union and concord with the . . . resolutions of that . . . assembly that comes to utter the most pressing, most imperati[ve] motto of the day: Disarmament! Disarmament!"

The International Federation of Trade Unions organized an anti-war congress, held December 10-15, 1922, at the Hague.