This Swiss-German author's biographies were widely popular in many languages -- among them are Lincoln, Napoleon, Jesus, Bismarck and Goethe. Item #42259
On the message side of a glossy 5¼" X 3¼" heavy stock photograph of Ludwig writing at a desk, he boldly pencils: "Thanking for / kind wishes. / Ludwig / Lucerne / 3.3.40 / Greatings [sic] to your / splendid [ ? ]." Address portion at right also in his hand to Arnold F. Gates of Eleveland, Ohio (1914-09, a future noted Lincoln scholar). Very good. Later this same year Ludwig emigrated to the United States. Surely Ludwig's biography of Lincoln was the occasion for this Lincoln scholar to write the great Lincoln biographer.