ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THOMAS MANN — COME TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REFUGEES FLEEING FROM EUROPE IN 1938
“IN OUR TIME, IT BECOMES PARTICULARLY CLEAR THAT HUMANITY AND READINESS TO SERVE MEAN MORE TO SOCIETY THAN ALL WISDOM AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS. THE POSSESSION OF POWER AS A TOOL IS LESS DECISIVE THAN THE DIRECTED IDEA IN WHICH IT IS USED.”
DARWIN DIRECTS THAT HARVARD PROFESSOR ASA GRAY
IS TO RECEIVE UNBOUND SHEETS OF HIS: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-1882). British naturalist who advanced the idea of evolution. A Superb, and apparently unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed, “Ch. Darwin.” Three pages, octavo. “4 Chester Place, Regents Park”, “Monday”, no year but circa 1860.
WHEATSTONE BUILDS AND SELLS HIS: ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CHRONOSCOPE, A DEVICE CAPABLE OF MEASURING TIME DOWN TO 1/7300 OF A SECOND — IN 1843!
WHEATSTONE, CHARLES. (1802-1875). Scientist and inventor, a major figure in the development of electric telegraphy. Good scientific Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Wheatstone”. One full page, octavo. “20 Conduit St., [London], March 27, 1843”.
EINSTEIN, IN THE LAST YEAR OF HIS LIFE COMMENTS: “I HAVE NOTHING CLEVER TO SAY. INDEED, I HAVE BECOME A KIND OF AUTHORITY, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOT NOTICE WHEN I SAY SOMETHING SILLY.”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955). German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, “A. Einstein”, in German, on his name-imprinted, blind-embossed stationery. One page, quarto. “112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.” January 10, 1955.
MAX PLANCK – NOBEL PRZE WINNING PHYSICIST — QUANTUM THEORY
PLANCK, MAX. (1858–1947). Nobel Prize winning German physicist who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Typed Letter Signed “Planck” on Der Prasident de Kaiser [The President / of the Emperor Wihelm Society], [Germany] imprinted letterhead. One page, quarto. July 27, 1932.
CURIE WRITES: “I HAVE HAD AN AMERICAN SCIENTIST DOING EXPERIMENTS WITH THE RADIUM YOU GAVE ME. OF COURSE, I HAVE DONE EXPERIMENTS WITH IT TOO, AND WILL CONTINUE” —- “I AM SENDING YOU… THE SIGNED CONTRACT FOR MY BOOK, AND THE IMPROVED TEXT OF THE STORY OF MY LIFE”
CURIE, MARIE. (1867-1934). Polish-born French chemist, two time Nobel Prize winner, the only woman to receive two Nobel Prizes in two different fields. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “M. Curie,” in English, on imprinted Faculte des Sciences de Paris letterhead. One very full page, quarto. “12, rue Cuvier, Paris,” November 5, 1922.
SAMUEL COLT: THE INVENTOR OF THE REVOLVER
COLT, SAMUEL. (1814-62). American inventor of the revolver. Rare, and early, Autograph Document Signed, “Samuel Colt”. One page, small octavo. New York, October 15, 1836.