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Tolstoy, Leo
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Tolstoy, Leo
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Tolstoy, Leo
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages (6 x 4 in.; 154 x 101 mm), on grid paper with perforations at head, possibly torn from a notebook, in Russian, [no place], 6 November 1908, to Roman Stanislavovich, warning him about love; half brown morocco folding case with morocco gilt spine label, translation lining inside of folding case
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Literature

Tolstoy: Complete Works, 1956, Volume 78, letter 277.

Catalogue Note

Being in love is a harmful emotion. Tolstoy explains to his correspondent  that being "in love" is a harmful emotion which is always painful in its consequences, and it is commonly and wrongly perceived as the same as "love": " . . . love is only love when it is selfless and does not seek its own satisfaction. Such a love one can feel  for one's wife without its being in any way simulated, and this emotion will give you true happiness . . ."  He warns Stanislavovich that surrendering to his feelings will only lead to a lowering of his moral standards and to all the sufferings which will inevitably follow.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York