T.E. LAWRENCE GOES TO LONDON ON LEAVE — “I…SHALL BE VERY GLAD TO LIE IN BED AND FORGET LIFE FOR A SPELL”
LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD), called ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author, who mobilized the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I (1914-1918). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “T.E.S.” [for T.E. Shaw, one of his many pseudonyms]. One full page, quarto. “14 Barton St., S.W.1.”, September 17, 1929.
VOLTAIRE — IN 1774 — CERTIFYING THE OWNERSHIP OF A SURGEON’S SURGERY
VOLTAIRE — nom de plume of: FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. (1694-1778) French essayist and philosopher. Very-scarce Manuscript Note Signed, ”Voltaire.”, in French. One page, small octavo. Ferney, October 2, 1774.
MAX PLANCK – NOBEL PRZE WINNING PHYSICIST — QUANTUM THEORY
PLANCK, MAX. (1858–1947). Nobel Prize winning German physicist who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Typed Letter Signed “Planck” on Der Prasident de Kaiser [The President / of the Emperor Wihelm Society], [Germany] imprinted letterhead. One page, quarto. July 27, 1932.
CURIE WRITES: “I HAVE HAD AN AMERICAN SCIENTIST DOING EXPERIMENTS WITH THE RADIUM YOU GAVE ME. OF COURSE, I HAVE DONE EXPERIMENTS WITH IT TOO, AND WILL CONTINUE” —- “I AM SENDING YOU… THE SIGNED CONTRACT FOR MY BOOK, AND THE IMPROVED TEXT OF THE STORY OF MY LIFE”
CURIE, MARIE. (1867-1934). Polish-born French chemist, two time Nobel Prize winner, the only woman to receive two Nobel Prizes in two different fields. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “M. Curie,” in English, on imprinted Faculte des Sciences de Paris letterhead. One very full page, quarto. “12, rue Cuvier, Paris,” November 5, 1922.
A VERY RARE NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY JOHN ADAMS, AS PRESIDENT
JOHN ADAMS. (1735-1826) Second President of the United States (1797-1801), first Vice President (1789-1797), and one of the leading Founding Fathers of the United States. Uncommon Partially-printed Document Signed, “John Adams,” as President of the United States. One full page, vellum, oblong folio. Philadelphia, December 2, 1799.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN – PENS A RECEIPT FOR 30 POUNDS PAYMENT, FOR ONE YEAR’S INTEREST ON A BOND
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Attractive Autograph Document Signed, “B. Franklin”. One page, oblong octavo. [Philadelphia]. July 3, 1789.
RARE OFFPRINT PAMPHLET SIGNED BY PAVLOV
PAVLOV, IVAN. (1849–1936). Russian physiologist, psychologist, and physician; best known for his investigation of conditioned reflex through the use of experiments involving salivating dogs. Exceedingly rare, Original German offprint of Pavlov’s article titled: “Die normale Tatigkeit und allgemine Konstitution ser Grosshirnrinde [The normal Activity and General Constitution of the Cerebral Hemispheres]. Skandin Archive of Physiology, 1923. Vol XLIV, Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin and Leipzig. Approx 6 x 9 inches, octavo. 10 pages. Boldly Signed by Pavlov, on the upper right corner “Vom Verfasser” [from/by the author].