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ISMAÏL PASCHA (1830-1895) Autograph letter signed «Ismail».

Rome, 6.V. 1886. To the Saxon politician Wilhelm von Hohenthal (1853-1909). 3 pages in-8°. In French. Double sheet. Laid paper with gold-stamped crowned initial. Extremely gracious letter about the weather in Rome and Naples. Advises him to stay in Naples. Very rare. Ismail modernized Egypt, but also plunged the country into serious debt. Under his rule, Egypt reached its greatest expansion.