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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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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER.  A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.

ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.  

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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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GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS ~ THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL

GOETHALS, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1858-1928) U.S. Army officer and Civil Engineer; best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “G. W. Goethals,” on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. One page, quarto. Culebra. December 4, 1913.  Fine condition.

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DR. WILLIAM GORGAS — THE PHYSICIAN WHOSE WORK IN CONTROLLING MALARIA AND YELLOW FEVER MADE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL POSSIBLE

GORGAS, WILLIAM C. (1854-1920).  Army physician and Surgeon General of the United States Army; best known for his work combating the transmission of yellow fever and malaria by controlling the mosquitoes that carry them; his strategy was greeted with considerable skepticism and opposition to such hygiene measures; the measures he put into practice as the head of the Panama Canal Zone Sanitation Commission saved thousands of lives and contributed to the success of the Canal’s construction. Surprisingly uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “W.C. Gorgas,” on War Department, Office of the Surgeon General letterhead. One page, quarto. Washington March 31, 1916.  Very fine condition.

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JAMES MADISON AND JAMES MONROE  ~~  AS PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE  ~~  SIGN A GRANT FOR LAND IN:  “THE TERRITORY NORTH WEST OF THE OHIO, AND ABOVE THE MOUTH OF [THE] KENTUCKY RIVER”

MADISON, JAMES.  (1751-1836).  Fourth President of the United States (1809-17).  Partly Printed Document Signed, “James Madison”, as President.  One page, oblong folio, vellum.  Washington, D.C., March 7, 1812.  Countersigned by JAMES MONROE, as Secretary of State. 

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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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