SCARCE ALS OF THE DEVELOPER OF THE BUNSEN BURNER ~~ A NAME KNOWN TO EVERY STUDENT WHO HAS EVER TAKEN A CHEMISTY CLASS!
BUNSEN, ROBERT WILHELM. (1811-99). German chemist; discovered the elements cesium and rubidium; developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “R.W. Bunsen”, in German. Two pages, octavo. Heidelberg, November 14, 1852. Very fine condition.
DARWIN LAMENTS: “THE STATE OF MY HEALTH SELDOM ALLOWS ME TO CONVERSE WITH ANYONE…”
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist. Manuscript Letter Signed “Ch. Darwin”, [written in the hand of his wife, Emma] on his imprinted Down Beckenham, Kent / Railway Station / Orpington S.E.R stationery with a playful drawing of a hand pointing to the address, to emphasize the correct train station for visiting Darwin’s home. February 13, 1875. Two pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
A FASCINATING LOOK INTO THE LESIURE AND SAILING ACTIVITIES OF LORD KELVIN
THOMSON, WILLIAM. (1824-1906). First Baron Kelvin; Irish and British mathematical physicist and engineer from which we get the Kelvin measure. Uncommon and lengthy, Autograph Letter Signed “William Thomson” on black bordered The Athenaeum impressed stationery. Eleven very full pages, octavo. [No place], May 10, 1871.
MICHAEL FARADAY READS UP ON EGYPT — AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE ALS
FARADAY, MICHAEL. (1791-1867). British physicist and chemist. Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”, on blind-embossed and crested Royal Institution of Great Britain stationery. One page, octavo. London, February 4, 1859.
THE NOTED INVENTOR, CHARLES WHEATSTONE ACCEPTS A DINNER INVITATION
WHEATSTONE, CHARLES. (1802-1875). Scientist and inventor; major figure in the development of electric telegraphy; In 1843, popularized the Wheatstone bridge, [invented by British mathematician Samuel Christie] a device that accurately measured electrical resistance; patented an early telegraph. Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person: “Sir Charles Wheatstone”, on his ‘19 Park Crescent, Parkland Place, NW’ embossed stationary. One page, octavo. [London], May 19, 1868. Very fine condition.
PETER M. ROGET AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS THESAURUS THAT BEARS HIS NAME COLLABORATES WITH PHYSICIST MICHAEL FARADAY
ROGET, PETER M. (1779-1869). English scholar and physician; best known for compiling the famous Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; Secretary of the Royal Society (1827-1849); Fullerian professor of physiology at Royal Society. Noteworthy, and a superb association Autograph Letter Signed, “P. M. Roget”. Three pages, quarto. London, November 25, 1837.
GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS ~ THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL
GOETHALS, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1858-1928) U.S. Army officer and Civil Engineer; best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “G. W. Goethals,” on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. One page, quarto. Culebra. December 4, 1913. Fine condition.