A Marlon Brando group of books on Politics, Law, and Philosophy

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A Marlon Brando group of books on Politics, Law, and Philosophy

US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£ 6,600 - 9,800
A Marlon Brando group of books on Politics, Law, and Philosophy
A collection of approximately 185 books on Politics, Law, and Philosophy from the Library of Marlon Brando, some with portions of the text underlined and highlighted or with notes in the margin in Brando's hand, titles include: EPICTETUS, Discourses and Enchiridion, Roslyn: 1944; NIETZSCHE, Friedrich, On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo, New York: 1969; HAMILTON, Alexander, JAY, John, and MADISON, James, The Federalist Papers, New York: 1964, inscribed in Brando's hand on the inside back cover, "Cannot change principals [sic] like socks ... My country right or wrong, when she's right keep her right and when she's wrong make her right ... separate but equal doctrine. Pleasey [sic] v Fergeson"; WOODWARD, Bob, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987, New York: 1987; SELDES, George, The Great Thoughts, New York: 1985, with copious annotations and underlines, including "Liberty is the product of a free mind ... You can fool all the people all the time. Any advertiser will stake his job on it ... TV gives us a chance to participate in govt. decisions ... "; HOOK, Sidney, Political Power and Personal Freedom, New York: 1959, heavily annotated in Brando's hand in blue ink including, "Reason is ever subjected to the contagion of emotion ... Why is there an incessant belief that men will listen to reason and in response to a debate between communist and democratic philosophies This presupposes an incredibly complex system of lying ... What of our economic proselytizing, and the evangelical spirit in western Christians, what of that ... "; STALIN, Joseph, Anarchism or Socialism, Moscow: 1951. For a complete list of titles, please contact the department.
Provenance: Christie's, The Personal Property of Marlon Brando, June 30, 2005, Lot 131.
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