EXTREMELY-RARE SIGNED DARWIN PHOTOGRAPH — ALSO SIGNED ON THE VERSO BY CONTROVERSIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OSCAR REJLANDER, WHO TOOK THIS CDV IMAGE AND WHOSE PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATED DARWIN’S THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist and founder of evolutionary theory. Superb and Exceedingly-rare Signed Carte-de-Visite Photograph. Darwin is depicted [in a clear 1st generation print], showing him seated in 1/2 length pose, facing right, with his hands clasped in front of him. Boldly signed on the lower margin, “Charles Darwin.” No place, [London]. No date [circa 1871]. Also signed on the verso by OSCAR GUSTAVE REJLANDER (1813- 1875), the Victorian art photographer, who took this photograph: “O.G. Rejlander / 1 Albert Mansions, / Victoria Street S.W.”
BERTRAND RUSSELL TO HIS TYPIST: ”…YOU WERE GOOD AT DECIPHERING BAD HANDWRITING. IT OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE ENCLOSED MANNUSCRIPT”.
RUSSELL, BERTRAND [EARL]. (1872-1970). British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, ”Bertrand Russell”, on imprinted Telegraph House stationery. One full page, octavo. ”Harting, Petersfield”, March 12, 1937.
ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS ~~ AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES
WATT, JAMES. (1736-1819). Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor. Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”. One full page, quarto. Heathfield, February 19, 1818. Very fine condition. To F. L. Chantrey, Esq.
LOUIS PASTEUR REGRETS HE CAN NOT SUPPLY A TICKET TO HIS SOLD OUT SCIENTIFIC LECTURE
PASTEUR, LOUIS. (1822-1895) French chemist and microbiologist.; created the first vaccine for rabies, supported the germ theory of disease, and invented the process of pasteurization. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “L. Pastuer,” in French. One page, octavo. Paris, April 23, no year. To an “Admiral”.
ATTRACTIVE ALS OF MICHAEL FARADAY ~~ NOTED 19TH CENTURY SCIENTIST
FARADAY, MICHAEL (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist; know for his contributions to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”. One page, octavo. “Royal Institution”, 8 February 1841. In extremely fine condition.
PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER, TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH
MAUSER, PAUL (1838-1914) German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.” Five full pages, legal folio. [8¼ x 13 inches]. Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp. January 10, 1905.