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    A Great Rarity: Leo Tolstoy Signs a Letter in English Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian novelist and short story writer. His two most famous novels are War and Peace, an epic account of Russia's conflict with Napoleon, and Anna Karenina. Letter signed, one page, 1899. A wonderful letter in a secretarial hand, in English, signed "Leo Tolstoy" in western characters. The letter reads: "Dear friend of brother, I received your letter with Tchertkoff's notes enclosed in it: if you are the doctor Leoff who lives near to the Colony, I have known you long ago and love you and am very glad of our personal intercourse. Excuse the shortness of my letter. I am very busy and unwell, being a prey to my habitual liver-complaint. Yours sincerely, (signed) Leo Tolstoy." Also included is the envelope addressed to Mr. Bernard Scott of Essex, postmarked 1899. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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