810 BAO DAI: (1913-1997) Emperor of Vietnam 1926-45. Au
810 BAO DAI: (1913-1997) Emperor of Vietnam 1926-45. Autograph Statement Signed, Bao Dai, Empereur d’Annam, one page, folio, n.p., n.d., in French. The Emperor writes, in full, ‘Peace among nations, reconciliation among men of all races, what finer ideal! We must be grateful to the World Peace League for working on that noble task. All goodhearted men must lend it their assistance and support its efforts.’ Together with Prince Damras Damrong Devakula, Charge d’Affaires of Siam and Delegate to the League of Nations, Autograph Statement Signed, in Thai, one page, folio, n.p., n.d., in full, ‘Human brotherhood, and cooperation among peoples and international relations based on justice and honour are the foundations of the sacred pact and the Peace of the world.’ A few pencil annotations to the latter, VG, 2
The statements were prepared for publication in the Pax Mundi book; an anthology of sentiments on peace published in Switzerland by the World League for Peace. Between 1925 and 1932 many notable persons from around the world were asked to comment on the prospects of world peace and the volume included contributions from Marie Curie, Guglielmo Marconi, Albert Einstein, Rabindranath Tagore and many others.