Scientists and Inventors (27)

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Surgeon (1869-1939) who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated the functions of the pituitary gland. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, September 26, 1936. Letter to Professor John A. Timm of the Yale Chemistry department, in full: "I have just received one of those requests from the Nobel Committee for Chemistry asking for a nominatio…

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Signed book: A Million and One Nights: The History of the Motion Picture, Vol. I and II by Terry Ramsaye. First edition, limited issue, numbered 32/1926. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1926. Hardcovers, 7.75 x 10.75, totaling 868 pages. A prefatory blurb is signed in fountain pen by Edison, "Thos. A. Edison," in full: "This is, I believe, the first endeavor to set down the whole and true story of the …

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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 7.25 photo of Thomas and Mina Edison together in his study, matted to an overall size of 12 x 13.5, boldly signed and inscribed on the mat in fountain pen by Thomas Edison, "To our darling daughter Madeleine, Father and Mother.” Also lightly signed in pencil by the photographer, "George Higgins." The mat and photograph are detached from the backing due to dried ad…

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TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, August 14, 1950. Letter to Dr. F. G. Garcia in Puerto Rico, in full: "To the theory of relativity is due a formula informing us about the energy which can be freed by nuclear reactions. If you are interested in this matter you may read the popular book 'Explaining the Atom' by Selig Hecht…

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Exquisite vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9 photo of Einstein by Lotte Jacobi, signed and inscribed in fountain pen "Fur [Sun] und [sun], Albert Einstein, 1932.” Reverse bears a Foto-Jacobi Berlin copyright stamp. In fine condition, with a hint of subtle silvering, and some slight fading to the signature. This portrait was captured by influential German-American photographer Lotte Jacobi quite …

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Vintage circa 1930 matte-finish 5.25 x 7 photo of Albert Einstein in middle age, his mustache still dark and his hair showing slight signs of gray, signed neatly in the lower border in fountain pen. Archivally suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In very fine condition. A pristine uninscribed portrait of one of history's greatest minds.

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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 27, 1952. Handwritten letter to Miss Young, in full: "I have your letter of August 25 concerning the publication of the paper 'Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction.' I do not plan to be back to Chicago before the 20th of September. Therefore it might save time if you were to send to me here the revised manuscript. I want to thank you very much for y…

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Extremely rare original drawings of steam engine parts by Robert Fulton, accomplished in ink and graphite on both sides of two off-white sheets, 9.75 x 8 and 15.75 x 13, unsigned and undated. The larger sheet features a series of six graphite sketches to front side, with Fulton adding “Water Wheel” to right side, and the reverse featuring a pair of drawings with Fulton identifying &ld…

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American inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur (1765-1815) best known for designing the first commercially successful steamboat. His other endeavors included a commission from Napoleon that resulted in the first practical submarine, the Nautilus. ALS signed “Rob. Fulton,” one page, 7 x 7.5, October 27, 1811. Handwritten letter to John Brohenbergh, in full: "I agree to the terms of your …

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German physician best known for creating a system of alternative medicine called homeopathy (1755-1843). ALS in French, signed “S. Hahnemann,” one page, 3.75 x 6, January 3, 1842. Untranslated handwritten letter to a lady. In fine condition.

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Extremely influential French chemist (1743-1794) noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion; he was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution due to his involvement with the deeply unpopular Ferme Générale. Rare ALS in French, signed "Lavoisier," one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.5, February 13, 1792. An untranslated handwritten letter. In very good to fine…

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ALS signed “Sam: F: B: Morse,” one page, 5 x 7.75, December 24, 1841. Letter to chemist James J. Mapes, in part: "My cousin Samuel Breese, Esq. the bearer of this is desirous with his friend to see the collection of models &c in the Institute. Can you put them in the way of being gratified?" In fine condition.

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ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 5.25 x 8, March 27, 1876. Untranslated handwritten letter to "Maillol," concerning the question of his advancement. In fine condition, with some light stains to the lower left edge. Accompanied by an unsigned albumen portrait of the revered scientist.

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Nobel Prize-winning German physicist (1858-1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Unusual 4.5 x 7 photo card bearing a printed message in German (translated), "For the kind congratulations on my eightieth birthday, I say my heartfelt thanks," signed and inscribed below in fountain pen by Max Planck, who adds a date of May 3, 1938. In fine condition, with light wrinkling to the im…

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French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher of science (1854-1912) who famously formulated the 'Poincare Conjecture,' which went unsolved for nearly a century. ALS in French, signed “Poincare,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, April 26, 1902. Interesting handwritten letter by Poincare. In fine condition, with light irregular toning to the signed side.

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Satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak working together, signed in blue felt tip with Apple's famous slogan, "Think Different! Woz." In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA label affixed to the lower corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of the Apple-1 computer, signed in blue felt tip, "Think Different! Woz." In fine condition.

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Prolific American inventor (1873-1961) often referred to as 'the father of radio' for his pioneering work in wireless telegraphy. Signed book: Father of Radio: The Autobiography of Lee de Forest. First edition. Chicago: Wilcox & Follett Co., 1950. Hardcover, 6 x 9.25, 502 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, "To Lewis Hyman Holzman, With my best wis…

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Signed book: The Double Helix. Collector's edition. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009. Leather-bound hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 226 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ink by James D. Watson. In very fine condition.

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French mathematician (1746-1818) and the father of differential geometry. LS in French, signed twice, “Monge,” one page, 7 x 9.25, November 29, 1792. Letter to the "Ministre de la Marine" at Antibes, volunteering to go there to "temporarily occupy the hydrographic position of that city." Signed at the conclusion by Monge, who adds a three-line handwritten postscript. He signs again at …

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American mathematician (1928-2015) who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations; he is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize. Nash's struggles with paranoid schizophrenia became the basis for Sylvia Nasar's biography, A Beautiful Mind, which was later a…

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German physician, writer, and Jewish nationalist (1849-1923), who was instrumental in establishing recognition of Palestine as a potential Jewish homeland. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Dr. M. Nordau,” one page, 4.25 x 7, May 27, 1914. In fine condition.

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Serbian American physicist and physical chemist (1858-1935) who is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication known as the 'Pupin coil'; he was also was a founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became NASA. TLS signed “M. I. Pupin,” one page, 7.75 x 10…

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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Jonas Salk in his lab, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.

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