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French neurologist (1825-1893) whose work on hysteria and uses of hypnosis greatly impressed Freud and contributed to his studies of the unconscious. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Charcot,” one page, 5 x 7.75, 1875. Matted and framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 23.25. In fine condition.

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World War I-dated TLS signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 8.5 x 8, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letterhead, February 23, 1917. Letter to the editor of The Sun newspaper, in full: "The Newark Evening News has promised not to publish anything hereafter regarding my experiments for the Government. Will you do the same?" Affixed to a same-size cardstock mount. In very good to f…

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ALS in pencil, signed “Edison,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Charles W. Luhr, superintendent and works manager of Edison's lab in West Orange, New Jersey. In full: "Can you spare Burt for about 3 weeks—I want to put the Advertising Machine in shape to mfr cheaply at works about 500 & ultimately more." Mounted and framed to an overall size of 8.5 x 10.75. In very g…

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German naturalist and explorer (1769-1859) who wrote Kosmos, a massive five-volume study which attempted to unify the various branches of man's knowledge. ALS in French, signed “Humboldt,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, no date. Untranslated. In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing.

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DS, signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 8.25 x 11, June 21, 1922. Document headed "Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors of Thomas A. Edison, Inc." Acting on the advice of Mr. McWilliams of the company's wax division, the officers resolve to "reduce the authorized capital of the Wax Division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., from Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) to Thirty Tho…

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Sought-after ballpoint signature, "Richard Feynman,” with one of his famous 'Feynman diagrams' below, on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition, with light corner creases. Feynman diagrams, named after their inventor, are pictorial representations of the mathematical expressions describing the behavior of subatomic particles. An appealing example of a decidedly scarce autogr…

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Partial ALS signed "Yr friend & serv't, Sam'l F. B. Morse",” one page both sides, 4.5 x 4, no date. Segment clipped from a letter to E. H. Champlin, in part: "there are many who could fill the position of head of such an association, much more efficiently than myself. I sail on the 24th instant, and shall be in New York a day or two probable before I go, and will try if possible…

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Grouping of 15 Nobel Foundation booklets containing lectures by recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, each approximately 6.5 x 9.5, signed on the front cover or on an opening page in ink or ballpoint by the following laureates: Harold Clayton Urey (1934), William Francis Giauque (1949), Edwin Mattison McMillan (1951), Linus Pauling (1954), John Cowdery Kendrew (1962), Max Ferdinand Perutz …

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Grouping of 19 Nobel Foundation booklets containing lectures by recipients of the Nobel Prize for Physics, each approximately 6.5 x 9.5, signed on the front cover or on an opening page in ink or ballpoint by the following laureates: Ernest T. S. Walton (1951), Felix Bloch (1952), Edward Mills Purcell (1952), William Shockley (1956), Robert Hofstadter (1961), Alfred Kastler (1966), Louis Eug&egrav…

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Grouping of 16 Nobel Foundation booklets containing lectures by recipients of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, each approximately 6.5 x 9.5, signed on the front cover or on an opening page in ink or ballpoint by the following laureates: Tadeus Reichstein (1950), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1953), Thomas Huckle Weller (1954), Hugo Theodor Theorell (1955), John Carew Eccles (1963), Franç…

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ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, July 6, 1886. Letter to Monsieur Rochard, in full (translated): "A nephew of mine, whose affairs are not going well, writes me that he would like to be appointed as military superintendent in New Caledonia. He enlisted at the beginning of the 1870 war, was gravely wounded and was awarded the médaille militaire. He is on…

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Group lot of six items signed by one or more notable AIDS researchers, including: Jean-Claude Chermann (signature on a white 8.25 x 4.75 sheet), Luc Montagnier (2 glossy photos and 2 signatures on cardstock sheets), and an oversized German FDC with stamp honoring Robert Koch, signed in ink and ballpoint by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Richard Kurth, Robert Gallo, Prakash Chandra, Luc M…

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