BABBAGE — THE FATHER OF THE COMPUTER — COMPLAINS OF NOISE POLLUTION IN THE STREETS OF LONDON WHICH ROB HIM OF HIS TIME AND INTERUPT HIS WORK
BABBAGE, CHARLES. (1792-1871). British mathematician and inventor of the first computer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Babbage”. Two full pages, octavo. “1 Dorset Pl., Manchester Sq. W.”, March 26, 1868.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL — HIS REMARKABLE ASSESSMENT OF THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPLANE:
“HOW TO PRODUCE FLYING MACHINES SO THAT ANYONE CAN FLY.”
“THE CLOSE OBSERVATION OF LITTLE THINGS IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, IN ART, IN SCIENCE, AND IN EVERY PERSUIT OF LIFE”
BELL, ALEXANDER GRAHAM (1847-1922) Scientist, inventor, and engineer who is credited with inventing the telephone. Partial Typed Letter Signed “Alexander Graham Bell.” One page, octavo. No place. No date.
CHARLES DARWIN — TO EDWARD BARTLETT — 1871
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist and founder of evolutionary theory. Manuscript Note Boldly Signed: “Ch. Darwin / Down / Oct[ober] 17” no year, [but 1871 — from postal cancelations], penned on the verso of an imprinted UK 1/2 penny Postcard. Addressed to: “E[dward] Bartlett, 70 Delancey Street, Regent’s Park, N.W. [London]”.
WONDERFUL SIGNED SEPIA-TONED PHOTOGRAPH OF THOMAS EDISON
EDISON, THOMAS A. (1847-1931). American inventor. Handsome, sepia-toned Photograph Signed, “Thos A. Edison”, with his bold umbrella paraph, under his image, on the photographic surface.
FARADAY GOES TO HAMPTON COURT
FARADAY, MICHAEL. (1791-1867). British physicist and chemist. Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”, on crested Royal Institution stationery. One full page, small octavo. London, June 16, 1863.