ALLESANDRO VOLTA ~~ THE INVENTOR OF THE BATTERY
SENDING METAL “PLATES” OR COMPONENTS OF HIS ‘VOLTAIC PILE’ TO A SCIENTIFIC COLLEAGUE!
VOLTA, ALLESANDRO (1745-1827) Italian physicist, chemist and pioneer of electricity research; best known for the development of the first electric cell [battery] in 1800. Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Volta”, in Italian. One full page, quarto. Milano, April 14, 1813.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ~~SIGNED AS A DELEGATE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790). Founding Father of the United States; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; author and printer; political theorist and politician; scientist; inventor; statesman; and diplomat. Autograph Note Signed “Dr. Franklin”, in the third person. To: Charles Biddle (1745-1821), Vice-President of Pennsylvania. No place [Philadelphia], 8 May 1787. One page, oblong octavo. (4 x 6 3/8 in).
‘MONTY’ ACKNOWLEDGES THE CAPTURE OF ALL THE V1 AND V2 ROCKET LAUNCH SITES
MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN. (1887-1976). British soldier. Remarkable War-date, Typed Letter Signed, “Yrs. ever, B.L. Montgomery”, on his crested and imprinted Headquarters: 21 Army Group stationery. One page, large octavo. TAC Headquarters, September 14, 1944
DR. MARY E. WALKER, THE ONLY WOMAN TO RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR — A FABULOUS AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED
WALKER, MARY E[DWARDS] DR. (1832-1919) American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, and medical surgeon; Walker is the only female to have received the Medal of Honor. Exceedingly-scarce Autograph Sentiment Signed, “Mary E. Walker M.D.” in pencil. One page, oblong 12mo.
THE 30 YEAR OLD NATURALIST, AND FUTURE EVOLUTIONIST: CHARLES DARWIN SENDS COPIES OF THE THIRD VOLUME OF HIS: THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist. Highly-Important, and exceptionally early Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Darwin.” Four very full pages, octavo. No place, “Tuesday,” no date [circa 1839]. Fine condition. To “Dear Sir” [most likely Henry Colburn, Darwin’s first publisher].
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S BOOK: NOTES ON NURSING, WHAT IT IS, AND WHAT IT IS NOT — WITH TIPPED IN PRESENTATION FROM HER, ON THE TITLE PAGE!
NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian. Her book: Notes on Nursing, what it is and what it is not. Harrison, London, . First edition, very early, true first state, with the notice: “[The right of translation is reserved]” at the base of the title page and with illustrated, light-yellow end-papers bearing advertisements for Burkes’ Peerage, The Foreign Office List for 1860 [with the 8 in 1860 in slightly larger type] and Anthems for Parish Choirs listed. Original dark brown/black pebbled cloth, with front cover lettered in gilt, blind-stamped ruling to covers, and spine.
EXCEEDINGLY RARE AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED BY DR. JOSEPH WARREN WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL IN 1775 — ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY HIS BROTHER, DR. JOHN WARREN
SENDING HIS BILL FOR MEDICINES AND HIS ATTENDANCE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS PROVINCIAL CONGRESS FROM MAY 1772 TO JANUARY 1773
An exceedingly-rare Autograph Document Signed, “Joseph Warren Dr” in the third person, in the body of the document. One page, oblong octavo. Lightly silked for preservation, else very fine condition. No place, [Boston], January 1773. Additionally docketed on the verso by his brother JOHN WARREN. (1753-1815)