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].
FLOYD BENNETT ~~ SIGNED AND DATED FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE
BENNETT, FLOYD. (1890-1928). American Naval aviator; along with USN Commander Richard E. Byrd, credited with making the first flight to the North Pole in May 1926; was awarded the Medal of Honor. Surprising scarce, Autograph Sentiment Signed.
THOMAS EDISON SIGNED CHECK — PAYING HIS TELEGRAPH BILL
EDISON, THOMAS A. (1847-1931). American inventor. Partly-Printed Check Signed, “Thos. A. Edison”. One page, oblong octavo. West Orange, New Jersey, December 13, 1927.
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)
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.
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).
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.