rare autograph letter Vladimir Lenin

Lenin, Vladimir (1870 – 1924)

Lenin writes in the days before the Revolution

An extremely rare autograph letter signed in German, signed “Lenin” and also “Ulyanov” in the text, no date (though postmarked January 16th 1917). Lenin writes to Mr. Berger, in full, “Dear Comrade! Comrade Bronski will be coming to see me tomorrow, Wednesday 7 1/2 pm. Please come along. Address: Ulyanov, Spielgasse 14, 2nd Floor (at Kammerer’s), Zurich 1 (a few steps from Eintracht). With kind regards, Lenin”.

In very fine condition, and together with the original envelope, hand-addressed by Lenin with his last name “Ulyanov” written in the return address area on the reverse side. Just weeks later, the comrade mentioned by Lenin in this letter (Mieczyslav Bronski), was to come to Lenin with news of the Tsar’s abdication and of revolution in Russia. An excellent association piece.