Scientists and Inventors (11)

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Exquisite oversized vintage matte-finish 10 x 13.5 mounted portrait of Albert Einstein in a dashing tuxedo, on its original Delar mount, inscribed on the mount in German in fountain pen to "Herrn und Frau Bluestone," and signed in full below, "Albert Einstein, 1936.” Beautifully double-matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5 x 21. In very good to fine condition, with some light spotty silveri…

Now At: $13,155 (20 bids)

Significant archive of a five-page letter to Dr. Albert Einstein by Daniel Lipkin on the subject of space-time, copiously annotated in the margins by Einstein with autograph comments and a 9-line signed autograph statement at the end, signed "A. E."; and a TLS from Einstein to Lipkin, signed "A. Einstein," returning the letter with marginal notes on October 13, 1952. Einstein responds to a colle…

Now At: $11,550 (13 bids)

Remarkable collection of nine of Albert Einstein's pipes, with a Jewish menorah-style wooden pipe stand for eight. Pipes measure from 4? to 12? in length, with most featuring briar wood bowls. While the majority are handsome but simple in form, two are quite decorative—one has a carved owl design (perhaps given to Einstein as a gift symbolizing his wisdom), and another white pipe features an intri…

Now At: $33,657 (22 bids)

Interesting honorary diploma awarded to Albert Einstein by the O'Rourke Zoological Institute in San Diego, one page mounted on wooden scroll spindles, 18.25 x 24, December 31, 1930. The text of the diploma is in Latin, and it is signed at the conclusion by the organization's officers. The gold foil seal and ribbons affixed to the lower left remain intact. Rolled and in very good to fine c…

Now At: $770 (13 bids)

Impressive hand-illuminated honorary diploma awarded to Albert Einstein during his 1925 visit to Argentina, one page, 15 x 19.5, April 19, 1925. Headed in Spanish (translated), "Homage of the Israelites of the Republic of Argentina to the wise Don Albert Einstein," the document features dozens of signatures. Rolled and in fine condition, with some toning to the margins. In 1922, the University o…

Now At: $1,242 (16 bids)

Cardboard shipping tube, measuring 20″ long, addressed in an unknown hand in ink to "Aan Prof. Dr. A. Einstein, Haberlandstrasse 5, zu Berlin," and stamped "Bataafsch Genootschap [Batavian Society] / Rotterdam" as the sender, with a "349 / Rotterdam" label to the left side. In very good to fine condition. The Batavian Society for Experimental Philosophy, based in Rotterdam, is one of the o…

Now At: $242 (4 bids)

Unusual vintage glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph of a piece of artwork depicting the iconic visage of Einstein—stark white hair combed back, pipe in mouth—amidst the cosmos, with an intergalactic landscape behind him. Captioned along the bottom: "Albert Einstein—immortal mathematician—who gave us a new conception of time and space." Annotated on the reverse in ink i…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

German mathematician and physical scientist (1777-1855) who contributed significantly to many fields, including geometry and astronomy; he is often referred to as the 'prince of mathematicians' or 'the greatest mathematician since antiquity.' Handwritten manuscript by Carl Friedrich Gauss as director of the astronomical observatory at Gottingen, one page, 4 x 6.5, July-August 1808.…

Now At: $8,054 (4 bids)

ALS, one page, both sides, 8.5 x 11, September 6, 1952. Handwritten letter to Miss Young, in full: "Thank you very much for sending the manuscript 'Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction.' I am returning to you the corrected manuscript with the following items. 1—Two copies of the abstract, 2—A list of captions for the figures, 3—An explanatory footnote on…

Now At: $3,227 (7 bids)

TLS signed “N. Tesla,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, March 6, 1900. Letter to Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of The Century Magazine. In part: "I learned with great regret just now, that you are not feeling well, and I shall cherish the two hopes, that you will soon get well and that it is not my article which made you sick. I was a little taken aback by the determined stand of Mr. Buell, bu…

Now At: $13,659 (29 bids)

Signed book: Edison: His Life and Inventions, Vol. I, by Frank Lewis Dyer. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1910. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 472 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To Charles C. Moore, Thos. A. Edison." Autographic condition: fine, with two small ink spots to the top of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with light edgewear and Moo…

Now At: $1,391 (14 bids)