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German inventor and mechanical engineer (1858-1913) famous for the invention of the diesel engine. TLS in German, signed “Diesel,” one page, 8.5 x 11.5, personal letterhead, February 11, 1911. TLS in German, signed “Diesel,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, February 11, 1911. Written from Munich, a typed letter to James R. Harris, concerning the formation of the Bus…

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Permission slip signed “Francis Crick,” one page, 8.5 x 14, October 18, 1983, reproducing his letter of April 20, 1983 to Paul Rifkin. The original letter read, in full: "No, I do not believe in God," and reproduces his signature. Below, the authentically signed permission slip reads: "I herewith give Paul Rifkin permission to include this response in his forthcoming boo…

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Early, fully operational three-rotor Enigma I electromechanical cipher machine made for the German military in Berlin in 1935 (most likely by Heimsoeth und Rinke), during the build up of German forces in violation of the Treaty of Versailles prior to World War II. Based on the chassis of the commercial Enigma D, the Enigma I machine was the standard Enigma machine used by the German military throu…

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Handsome vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 11.75 photo of Senator Marconi wearing his captain's hat, signed and inscribed in the lower border in Italian in fountain pen, "Ai Batelli Bertino…Guglielmo Marconi, Genova 12 Settembre 1931 IX.” Blindstamped in the lower right corner by the photography studio. In very good to fine condition, with small stains and tack holes to the borders, and silve…

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ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 4.5 x 3.5, January 28, 1885. Important letter about his research on a rabies vaccine, in part (translated): "I have received today, from the hands of Mr. Savadon, a dealer in Gray, a dog that has been attacked by a rabid dog. It will not leave my kennel where I will try to make him resistant to rabies despite the bite being probably at lea…

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English theologian, philosopher, and scientist who is credited with the discovery of oxygen (1733-1804)Rare ALS, one page, 8 x 11, February 26, 1783. Letter written from Birmingham, recommending the noted Unitarian minister William Hazlitt. In full: "Mr. Hazzlit laying much more stress on my testimonial in his favour than it deserves, I cannot help certifying, that, tho I have not had much pe…

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Two items: a newsletter from The Salk Institute, Summer 1977, No. 16, 8.5 x 11, signed above his image in ink by Francis Crick; and a booklet for the article 'Origin of Concatemeric T7 DNA,' five pages, 8.5 x 10.75, signed on the front cover in. ballpoint by James D. Watson. In overall fine condition, with a horizontal fold to the newsletter.

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Dutch doctor (1860-1927) who invented the first practical electrocardiogram, receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1924. ALS in German, signed “W. Einthoven,” one page, 5.5 x 3.5, January 15, 1910. Letter to his colleague Paul Hertz, a German physicist and philosopher of science, written from Leiden, sending thanks for a very interesting scientific work. In fine condition.

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American botanist and plant explorer (1869-1954) who was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, pistachios, mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Signed book: Garden Islands of the Great East. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, …

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English naturalist and innovator in the study of marine biology (1810-1888) who created and stocked the first public aquarium at the London Zoo in 1853. ALS signed “P. H. Gosse,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, December 31, 1851. Letter to William Parker Hammond, Jr., in full: "Illness has prevented my reply to your request for my signature. I willingly comply with it, though possessing no clai…

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Norwegian physical chemist (1897-1981) who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1969 for 'contributions to the development of the concept of conformation and its application in chemistry.' TLS in German, signed “O. Hassel,” one page, 8.75 x 11.5, personal letterhead, September 7, 1931. Letter to chemist Kazimierz Fajans, in part (translated): "Since I haven't had the plea…

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Nine items signed by medical researchers and heart surgeons, including: Christiaan Barnard (2 SPs, 2 stamps, and a signature), Tim Hunt (sketch), and Michael DeBakey (3 SPs). In fine condition.

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French physicist (1872-1946) who developed Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation. ALS in French, signed “P. Langevin, Professeur au College de France,” one page, 5.5 x 7, November 28, 1924. Untranslated. In fine condition.

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Russian biologist and zoologist (1845-1916) best known for his pioneering research into the immune system for which he was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. ALS in French, signed “Elie Metchnikoff,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, Institut Pasteur letterhead, May 16, 1906. Letter replying to an invitation from a colleague, in part (translated): "Thank you very much for you…

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English physiologist (1850-1935) regarded as a founder of endocrinology, who discovered and demonstrated the existence of adrenaline and coined the terms 'endocrine' and 'insulin.' ALS signed “E. A. Schafer,” one page, 4.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 26, 1894. Letter to Dr. Allchin, in part: "The plan you suggest is a charming one and we will look forward to carr…

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