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]”.
EARLY BERTRAND RUSSELL AUTOGRAPH LETTER
RUSSELL, BERTRAND. (1872-1970) British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. Early Autograph Letter Signed, “Bertrand Russell” on his 4 Ralston Street Title Street. S.W. imprinted stationary. Two and one third pages, octavo. [London]. March 3, 1905.
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.
A FINE LETER FROM AN EARLY ASTRONOMICAL PIONEER AND DISCOVERER OF THE PLANET URANUS
HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM. (1792-1871). President of the Royal Astronomical Society; a pioneer in celestial photography; discovered the planet Uranus; hypothesized that nebulae are composed of stars; and developed a theory of stellar evolution. Scarce early Autograph Letter Signed “J.F.W. Herschel”. Three pages, octavo. Integral address leaf with red postal cancellations. No place. February 6, 1829.