Important Russian/Soviet author and activist (1868–1936). Though his criticism of the Communist government led to a relationship marked by conflict and unease, he was ultimately embraced (though closely monitored) by the Stalinist regime, and Stalin himself was a pallbearer at Gorki’s funeral. ALS in Russian, signed “A. Peshkov,” one page, 7 x 5, no date. Untranslated letter to Seraphim Nikolaievitch asking him to send him a bust to Capri. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.