Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
TWO MONTHS AFTER YALTA: "I AM HAPPY ABOUT THE PROGRESS MADE BY THE GERMANS" EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to Dr. Isidor W. Held, thanking for sending a book by Upton Sinclair [Dragon Harvest, (1945)?], remarking that the book should give Americans an inkling of the political reality behind their backs, expressing happiness at German [as distinct from Nazi] progress, and trembling for the future. 3/4 page, 4to, embossed personal stationery; few minor stains at lower and right edges, staple holes at upper edge, folds. Princeton, 3 April 1945

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". . . Thank you for the book by my friend Upton Sinclair, from which I see how the machinery of world politics is reflected in his brain. The book is likely to give innocent American minds a faint idea of what is going on behind their proud democratic backs. I am happy about the progress made by the Germans and tremble at the next chapter."