Autograph letter signed ("Henrik Ibsen").
8vo. 1 page on bifolium. With autograph envelope.
To Dr. E. M. Kafka, Vienna, in the year between his two great late successes, "Hedda Gabler" (1890) and "The Master Builder" (1892). "Lieber Freund, empfangen Sie hierdurch [...] meinen herzlichsten Dank für die mir zu Theil gewordene große Ehre und Auszeichnung seitens des Vereines 'Freie Bühne' in Wien [...]".
From 1890 onwards, Eduard Michael Kafka (1869-93) produced a monthly journal for literature and criticism under the title "Moderne Dichtung" in Brno. From its second year on, it was published in Vienna as the "Moderne Rundschau" (until December 1891); its contributors included Anzengruber, Richard Dehmel, Gerhart Hauptmann, Ferdinand von Saar, Felix Salten, and Arthur Schnitzler. In April 1891 Kafka was one of the hosts at a banquet given in honour of Henrik Ibsen on the occasion of the Viennese performance of "The Pretenders" (cf. ÖBL III, 170).