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ZANGWILL Israel - Visiting Card with autograph message

  • £65.00

Israel ZANGWILL (1864-1926)

Autograph Note Signed with initials (“IZ”) on a visiting card.
6 x 9¼ cms, with the printed address 3 Hare Court Temple, E.C. and Far End, East Preston, Worthing, n.d.      

The card has messages in two different hands, the first, “With congratulations & good wishes” possibly that of his wife; below the printed name is the message in Zangwill’s hand “I hope to inscribe them at your house IZ”. The card had been printed as “Mrs. Israel Zangwill” and “Mr. &” has been added in ink.
Zangwill was at first a Zionist, but later changed his position to become known as a “territorialist”. He recognised the difficulties of establishing the Jewish homeland in Palestine, where there was a sizeable Arab population, and explored other possibilities, of which the most likely at the time appeared to be Uganda.Zangwill was also a talented playwright; perhaps his most popular play was The Melting Pot, which coined the now-popular phrase.


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  • UK:

    Royal Mail Special Delivery £8.50

  • Europe:

    Europe Royal Mail Tracked £15.00
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  • Royal Mail Tracked £21.00

    Rest of the World:

  • Rest of the World Tracked £18.00


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