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    Important Manifesto-like ALS by 19th Century Cuban Revolutionary Jose Marti This four page legal size letter, written in 1893 to the Presidents of Cuban exiled clubs in Florida seeking financial support for El Tara, a revolutionary newspaper printed in Key West for distribution in Cuba. Marti calls the paper, "the voice of the revolution in the island (Cuba)," and declares support for its publication "urgent." "Day by day it delivers the voice of harmony and in Cuba the voice of the revolution. Do not be afraid to honor those to whom honor is deserved." Lots of powerful rhetoric from a man who is considered one of the greatest writers of the Hispanic world. Born in Havana in 1853, he was by the age of seventeen a committed revolutionary, exiled to Spain for his political activities. He lived in Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and Venezuela, all which he fled out of opposition to dictatorial governments there. He was a visionary "aging." There is minor edge roughness, and a couple of partial separations along weakened fold lines which detract minimally. A great opportunity for the serious student of Latin American history to gain insight into this prominent revolutionary. Note: A full appropriate English translation of the text is available upon request. PSA/DNA lacks sufficient comparable examples to render an opinion on this item. While we believe it to be authentic as described, it is thus sold without certification.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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