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SCARCE ALS OF THE DEVELOPER OF THE BUNSEN BURNER ~~ A NAME KNOWN TO EVERY STUDENT WHO HAS EVER TAKEN A CHEMISTY CLASS!

BUNSEN, ROBERT WILHELM.  (1811-99).  German chemist; discovered the elements cesium and rubidium;  developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “R.W. Bunsen”, in German.  Two pages, octavo.  Heidelberg, November 14, 1852.  Very fine condition.

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BAYARD TALYOR ~ WRITING TO THE AUTHOR OF:  TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST,  RICHARD HENRY DANA  ~ OF HIS EXTENSIVE TRAVELS IN INDIA IN 1853

TAYLOR, BAYARD.  (1825-78).  American author; the first great American travel writer.  Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Bayard Taylor”.  Two very full pages, large octavo.  “Capital of the Great Mogul (Delhi)”, January 26, 1853.

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SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE  — THE CREATOR OF “SHERLOCK HOLMES”  —  DECLINES TO PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION

DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN.  (1859-1930).  British physician, novelist and detective-story writer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Conan Doyle”.  One page, octavo.  “2 Clarence Parade, Southsea”, September 8, no year.  Very fine condition.

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JOHN ADAMS  ~~ACCEPTS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES FROM KENTUCKY  —  IN THE ELECTION OF 1796, WHICH SAW HIM BECOME PRESIDENT

ADAMS, JOHN.  (1735-1826).  Second President of the United States; Signer of Declaration of Independence.  Choice Autograph Document Signed, “John Adams”, as Vice President.  One page, quarto.  Philadelphia, January 4, 1797. 

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DARWIN LAMENTS:   “THE STATE OF MY HEALTH SELDOM ALLOWS ME TO CONVERSE WITH ANYONE…”

DARWIN, CHARLES.   (1809-82). British scientist. Manuscript Letter Signed “Ch. Darwin”, [written in the hand of his wife, Emma] on his imprinted Down Beckenham, Kent / Railway Station / Orpington S.E.R stationery with a playful drawing of a hand pointing to the address, to emphasize the correct train station for visiting Darwin’s home.  February 13, 1875. Two pages, octavo. Very fine condition.

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PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT  RECOMMENDS A NEW WEST POINT GRADUATE

GRANT, ULYSSES S(IMPSON).  (1822-85).  Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77).  Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on imprinted Executive Mansion stationery.  Two pages, octavo.  “Washington, D.C.”, May 18, 1870.

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LENGTHY MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE LETTER IN ENGLISH  ~~  TO JOHN NEAL, THE AMERICAN WRITER WHO ADVOCATED FOR WOMAN’S RIGHTS, ADVOCATED THE END OF SLAVERY AND RACIAL PREJUDICE  — WHO WAS STAYING AT ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, JURIST, AND SOCIAL REFORMER JEREMY BENTHAM’S HOME, WHOM IS REGARDED AS THE FOUNDER OF MODERN UTILITARIANISM.

LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER [MARQUIS DE].  (1757-1834).  French military leader and statesman, who fought on the side of the colonists during the American Revolution and later took a prominent part in the French Revolution.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Lafayette”, in English. Two pages, quarto. “La Grange” [his home], June 6, 1826.  Fine condition.  Addressed on integral address leaf to “John Neal, Esq. at Jeremy Bentham’s, Esq., Queen Square Place, Westminster, London”.

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