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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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RENOIR TO HIS SON  —  “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘,  ASK HIM FOR ONE.”

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.

$7500.00
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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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“THE PATHS OF GLORY LEAD BUT TO THE GRAVE.   —    WORDSWORTH.”

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM.  (1770-1850)  English Romantic poet.  Choice Autograph Quotation Signed, “W. Wordsworth.” One page, oblong octavo. “Rydal Mount” “Sept [em]ber 30th [18]36.”

$3000.00
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GEORGE WASHINGTON  TO BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM IRVINE

WASHINGTON, GEORGE. (1732-99).  First President of the United States.  Complete address-leaf franked with his bold full signature “G. Washington”, in the lower left corner.

$16,500.00
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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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AMERICA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRE WRITES A CHECK

ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1763–1848).    First millionaire in the United States.  Autograph Check Signed, “John Jacob Astor”.  Oblong narrow octavo.  [8” x 3” inches].    New York, December 30, 1816.

$1450.00
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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, small quarto. No place. No date.

$1800.00
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