JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS ~~ AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES
WATT, JAMES. (1736-1819). Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor. Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”. One full page, quarto. Heathfield, February 19, 1818. Very fine condition. To F. L. Chantrey, Esq.
JULES VERNE REFERS TO THE SECOND ATTACK OF FACIAL PARALYSIS [BELL’S PALSY] WHICH AFFLICTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, AND FOR WHICH HE SOUGHT TREATMENT BY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
VERNE, JULES (1828-1905) French author; pioneered the science-fiction genre; best known for his novels: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jules Verne,” in French. One full page, octavo. “Boulevard Bonne, Nouvelle 18”. Paris, Thursday, February 15th, no year. .
LOUIS PASTEUR REGRETS HE CAN NOT SUPPLY A TICKET TO HIS SOLD OUT SCIENTIFIC LECTURE
PASTEUR, LOUIS. (1822-1895) French chemist and microbiologist.; created the first vaccine for rabies, supported the germ theory of disease, and invented the process of pasteurization. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “L. Pastuer,” in French. One page, octavo. Paris, April 23, no year. To an “Admiral”.
ATTRACTIVE ALS OF MICHAEL FARADAY ~~ NOTED 19TH CENTURY SCIENTIST
FARADAY, MICHAEL (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist; know for his contributions to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”. One page, octavo. “Royal Institution”, 8 February 1841. In extremely fine condition.
CHARLES DARWIN ~~ “I SEND BY THE CARRIER TONIGHT A LONG PAPER FOR THE [LINNEAN] SOCIETY”
DARWIN, CHARLES (1809-82). British scientist. Fine Manuscript Letter, Boldly Signed “Ch. Darwin” on his Down Bromley, Kent [England] engraved stationary. One page, octavo. January 18, 1865. Fine condition.
HARVEY CUSHING, THE PIONEERING NEUROSURGEON, SIGNS AND INSCRIBES A COPY OF HIS: ”CONSECRATIO MEDICI AND OTHER PAPERS”
CUSHING, HARVEY (1869-1939) American neurosurgeon and pioneer of brain surgery. His book, Consecratio Medici and Other Papers. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1929. Fourth printing. Signed on front free end paper: ”With the sincere regards of Harvey Cushing.” Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering and blind embossed publisher’s device stamped at center of upper board. 276 pages, octavo.
ALBERT EINSTEIN ~~ WRITING IN THE YEAR  OF GENERAL RELATIVITY
EINSTEIN, ALBERT (1879–1955). Theoretical, Nobel Prize winning physicist. Scarce, early, Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Einstein”. Sellin, [Germany] July 24, 1915. To “dear Friends”. [Wander and Gertruida de Haas. He was a Dutch physicist and mathematician. Best know for his: Shubnikov-de Haas effect, de Haas-van Alphen effect and the Einstein-deHaas effect].