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PETER M. ROGET AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS THESAURUS THAT BEARS HIS NAME COLLABORATES WITH PHYSICIST MICHAEL FARADAY

ROGET, PETER M.  (1779-1869).  English scholar and physician; best known for compiling the famous Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; Secretary of the Royal Society (1827-1849); Fullerian professor of physiology at Royal Society.   Noteworthy, and a superb association Autograph Letter Signed, “P. M. Roget”.  Three pages, quarto.  London, November 25, 1837. 

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JAMES BUCHANAN, THE POLITICAL BOSS, ADVISES: “THE DELEGATES FROM PENNSYLVANIA, IF PRACTICAL, SHOULD BE UNITED IN ALL THEIR MOVEMENTS.”

BUCHANAN, JAMES. (1791-1868). Fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61). Autograph Letter Signed, “James Buchanan.” One page, quarto. “Washington.” May 4, 1840. To “Col. Reah Frazer.”

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FREUD ~~ IN ENGLISH — WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICAL CONTENT  —  “BUT I CANNOT TAKE HIM MYSELF.  I HAVE GIVEN UP TREATING PATIENTS AND DEVOTE MY TIME TO THE INSTRUCTION OF PHYSICIANS.  IF MR. K. COMES HE WILL BE TREATED BY ONE OF MY EXPERIENCED PUPILS.  I WILL PICK OUT ONE WHO TALKS ENGLISH.”

FREUD, SIGMUND.  (1856-1939).  Austrian neurologist; founder of psychoanalysis.  Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed, “Prof. Freud”, on his name-imprinted stationery, in English.  1 ½ pages, octavo.  “Wien, IX., Berggasse 19”, May 12th 1922.  Very fine condition. 

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CHARLES DARWIN  ~~  AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY SCIENTIFIC LETTER ON THE USE OF CHLOROFORM, AND THE STUDY OF BARNACLES WHICH WAS TO PLAY A KEY COMPONENT IN HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION

DARWIN, CHARLES (1809-82). British scientist. Good, early Autograph Letter Signed, “C. Darwin” with remarkable science content.  “Athenaeum Club,  Saturday August 20, 1848”.  Three full pages, octavo.  To “My dear Dr. Boott”. 

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FABULOUS ORGINAL SIGNED SKETCH OF H.G. WELLS

WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. (1866-1946.) English author best known for his science fictions works;  “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), “The War of the Worlds” (1898), and “The First Men in the Moon” (1901).  Original octavo pen-and-ink caricature of Wells, drawn by L. J. BINNS (1861?-1936?).  Wonderfully inscribed and Signed, “Absolutely unlike me, H.G. Wells,” under his image. 

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RONALD REAGAN SPEAKS OF HIS “EUREKA DAYS OF RESPECTABLE POVERTY”:  “(ONLY WE DIDN’T KNOW WE WERE POOR THEN ~ THE GOV’T HADN’T TOLD US)”

REAGAN, RONALD W.  (1911-2004).  40th President of the United States (1981-1989).  Charming Autograph Letter Signed, “Dutch”, [his high-school nick-name] as Governor of California.  One page, quarto.  June 13, 1967.

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NELSON WRITES TO ADMIRAL LORD HOOD  ~~  FROM ABOARD THE AGAMEMNON, ANCHORED IN GENOA MOLE — HOOD HAD BEFRIENDED AND GUIDED THE YOUNG NELSON WHEN THEY BOTH SERVED IN THE CARIBBEAN YEARS BEFORE AND BOTH ACHIEVED DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SUCCESS IN THE CORSICA CAMPAIGN

NELSON, HORATIO, [VISCOUNT].  (1758-1805).  British naval commander.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Horatio Nelson”.  Four full pages, quarto.  “Agamemnon, Genoa Mole”,  September 20, 1794.  To Admiral Lord Hood.

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