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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

SCIENCE

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE:  “WITH REGARD TO THE FEMALE NURSING SERVICE  FOR MILITARY HOSPITALS…WE DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR SITUATIONS FOR LADIES; WE TRAIN THEM FOR SITUATIONS.” —  “WE DESIRE TO FIND LADIES TO BE TRAINED AS HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENTS FOR WHOM THERE IS AN EVER INCREASING DEMAND, WITH GOOD SALARIES, FOR HOSPITALS BOTH AT HOME, IN THE COLONIES, AND IN INDIA. THE DEMAND IS, IN FACT, FAR BEYOND OUR POWER OF SUPPLY.”

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910).  British nurse, hospital reformer, humanitarian and founder of modern nursing.  Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed “Florence Nightingale” on imprinted 35 South Street, Park Lane, W. stationary. Four full pages, octavo. London, Feb. 16, 1867.

$9500.00
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JAMES WATT EXTENDS HIS HEARTFELT THANKS TO HIS DOCTOR FOR KEEPING HIS FAMILY HEALTHY 

WATT, JAMES.    (1736-1819) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution.  Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt.” One page, quarto. Birmingham, January 9, 1790.  To his Doctor.  

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WILHELM RONTGEN  —  THE FUTURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PHYSICIST ANNOUNCES THE PHYSICS COURSES FOR HIS FIRST EVER TEACHING POSITION!

RÖNTGEN, WILHELM CONRAD VON. (1845-1923). German Nobel Prize winning physicist; discovered X-rays. Rare Autograph Manuscript Statement Signed, “Dr. W. Röntgen,” in German. One page, black ink on laid paper. Oblong octavo, Strasbourg [France], October 1874.  

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“THE BARRIER OF PANAMA IS GOING TO FALL, AS FELL THE BARRIER OF EGYPT, BECAUSE THE MOMENT HAS COME IN THE MARCH OF HUMANITY WHEN THIS OBSTACLE MAY NO LONGER REMAIN STANDING.”

LESSEPS, FERDINAND de.  (1805-1894).  French diplomat and engineer; designer of the Suez Canal.  Superb Manuscript Letter Signed, “Ferd. De Lesseps”, on imprinted Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique letterhead.  Four pages, quarto.  “46, Rue Caumartin, Paris”, November 11, 1885. 

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ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THOMAS MANN  — COME TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REFUGEES FLEEING FROM EUROPE IN 1938

“IN OUR TIME, IT BECOMES PARTICULARLY CLEAR THAT HUMANITY AND READINESS TO SERVE MEAN MORE TO SOCIETY THAN ALL WISDOM AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS.  THE POSSESSION OF POWER AS A TOOL IS LESS DECISIVE THAN THE DIRECTED IDEA IN WHICH IT IS USED.”

EINSTEIN, ALBERT.  (1879-1955) Theoretical Physicist. [and] MANN, THOMAS (1875-1955) German novelist, short story writer, and Nobel laureate.  An exceedingly-rare specially bound booklet entitled:  “g-o-i-n-g, G-O-I-N-G, GONE! Rare Book Auction”, being a listing of collectable books and autographs gathered to be sold for the cause.    Signed by each author at the conclusion of their remarks.

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DARWIN DIRECTS THAT HARVARD PROFESSOR ASA GRAY

IS TO RECEIVE UNBOUND SHEETS OF HIS:   ORIGIN OF SPECIES

DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-1882). British naturalist who advanced the idea of evolution. A Superb, and apparently unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed, “Ch. Darwin.”  Three pages, octavo.  “4 Chester Place, Regents Park”,  “Monday”, no year but circa 1860. 

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WHEATSTONE BUILDS AND SELLS HIS:  ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CHRONOSCOPE, A DEVICE CAPABLE OF MEASURING TIME DOWN TO  1/7300 OF A SECOND —  IN 1843!

WHEATSTONE, CHARLES. (1802-1875). Scientist and inventor, a major figure in the development of electric telegraphy. Good scientific Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Wheatstone”.  One full page, octavo.  “20 Conduit St., [London], March 27, 1843”.   

$2000.00
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