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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

SCIENCE

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GALTON:   COINED THE TERM ‘EUGENICS’ AND THE PHRASE “NATURE VERSUS NUTURE” AND WAS THE FIRST TO STUDY FINGERPRINTS IN A SCIENTIFIC MANNER MAKING THEIR USE POSSIBLE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 

GALTON, FRANCIS.  (1822-1911). British scientist who pioneered eugenics and scientific meteorology; was the first to place the study of fingerprints on a scientific basis and so laid the groundwork for their use in criminal cases; Fellow Royal Society;  half-cousin of Charles Darwin.   Interesting and uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Francis Galton”, on a large octavo leaf.  “Rutland Gate S.W. [London]  December 30, 1880”.   

$1500.00
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JOSEPH LISTER AWARDS A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR SURGERY

LISTER, JOSEPH. (1827-1912).   Father of modern antiseptic surgery.  Partially-printed Document Signed “Joseph Lister” on University of Glasgow letterhead.  One full page, octavo.  April 8, 1868.

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE DELIGHTS IN THE ARRIVAL OF HER NEW PUPPY “MR. DARKIE”

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer and humanitarian. Autograph Letter Signed, “Florence Nightingale,” on her imprinted 10, South Street, Park Lane, W. stationery. Two pages, octavo. “Lea Hurst, Cromford, Derby,” October 10, 1879. Very fine condition. To Mrs. Cropley.

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SIR HUMPHREY DAVY’S OBSERVATION ON GEO-THERMAL AND EARTH CORE STUDIES

DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY. (1778-1829) 1st Bart, English chemist and inventor best known for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals.  Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed “H. Davy”, with good scientific content.   Four very full pages, quarto. Hotel de la Paix, Paris, May 20, 1820. 

$1950.00
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“I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM…THE NORTH”  — AN ATTRACTIVE LETTER FROM THE ANTARTIC EXPLORER, ERNEST SHACKLETON

SHACKLETON, SIR ERNEST HENRY.  (1874-1922).  British explorer of Antarctica.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “E.H. Shackleton”, on his imprinted “ANTEXPEDI, LONDON  9, Regent Street, London, S.W.” stationery.  One page, quarto.  London, February 15, 1912.  Excellent condition.

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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.

$6500.00
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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.

$1800.00
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