RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Highlighted by a section of rare and remarkable Science and Technology autographs and space-flown artifacts, RR Auction’s June Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features a breathtaking thousand-plus lots. With signed material from Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Max Born, and Werner Heisenberg, many of the greatest scientific minds in history are represented. Other top selections include items from the personal collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott, a stunning presidential autograph collection, an important Gandhi letter, and a Mickey Mouse Christmas card from Walt Disney himself. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in June 2018.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Francois Arago1 - Francois Arago
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “F. Arago,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, September 22, 1841. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Arithmetique Pour M. Wentworth (1648)2 - Arithmetique Pour M. Wentworth (1648)
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Intriguing leatherbound handwritten manuscript, entitled "Arithmetique Pour Monsieur Wentworth, Premier Jour Decembre 1648, Frau Louvel, Proffe...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Svante Arrhenius3 - Svante Arrhenius
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ALS in Swedish, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7.25, Hamburg-America Line letterhead, October 1, 1904. Letter to his assistant Hans von Eul
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Astronomical Manuscript4 - Astronomical Manuscript
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Extraordinary handwritten astronomical manuscript in Italian, 79 leaves (all with diagrams), 7.5 x 10.75, with spine label annotated, "Sul Mond...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Henri Becquerel5 - Henri Becquerel
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Desirable unsigned handwritten scientific research notes, one page, 8.75 x 6.25, no date. Becquerel pens research notes about ions, electrolysis, atom
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Eugenio Beltrami6 - Eugenio Beltrami
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Very scarce booklet: Intorno ad Alcuni Problemi di Propagazione del Calore by Prof. Eugenio Beltrami. Bologna: Gamberini e Parmeggiani, 1887. Softcove
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Marcellin Berthelot7 - Marcellin Berthelot
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “M. Berthelot,” one page, 4.25 x 5.25, March 7, 1898. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jean-Baptiste Biot8 - Jean-Baptiste Biot
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ALS in French, signed “Biot,” one page, 5 x 7.75, January 12, 1828. Untranslated letter to Alexis Bouvard, director of the Paris Observatory, mentioni
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Johann Elert Bode9 - Johann Elert Bode
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Untranslated ALS in German, signed “Bode,” one page, 4.5 x 7.75, no date. In very good condition, with moderate overall creasing, a small stain, and a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Niels Bohr10 - Niels Bohr
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TLS in German, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Carlsberg letterhead, October 26, 1935. Letter to Professor Hopf, in full (translated): "I thank you for ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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[Niels Bohr]11 - [Niels Bohr]
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Signed book: Actinochimie: Les Prolegomenes, Les Postulats by Marc Landau. Paris: Hermann & Cie., 1936. Softcover, 5.5 x 9, 125 pages. Signed an...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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[Niels Bohr]12 - [Niels Bohr]
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Signed book: Les Phenomenes Thermioniques by Eugene Bloch. First edition. Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1923. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5, 11
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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[Niels Bohr]13 - [Niels Bohr]
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Signed book: Ondes et Electrons by Pierre Bricout. First edition. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1929. Softcover, 4.5 x 6.75, 215 pages. Signed and in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Charles Lucien Bonaparte14 - Charles Lucien Bonaparte
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Rare untranslated ALS in French, signed “Ch. Bonaparte,” one page, 5.25 x 8, October 29, 1858. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Max Born15 - Max Born
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TLS in German,, one page, 8.25 x 5.75, September 2, 1966. Letter to Mr. Birker, in part (translated): "My book Dynamics of Crystal Lattices app...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Max Born16 - Max Born
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Handwritten responses by Born to a series of three biographical questions, signed "Max Born," one page, 8.25 x 12.25, no date. On his scie...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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William Henry Bragg17 - William Henry Bragg
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Signed book: From the National Gallery Laboratory, with a preface by Sir William Bragg, and an introduction and notes by Ian Rawlins. First edition. L
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William Henry Bragg18 - William Henry Bragg
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Signed book: Relativity and The Electron Theory by Ebenezer Cunningham. First edition. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. Hardcover, 6 x 9, 96 pag
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Edouard Branly19 - Edouard Branly
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “E. Branly,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Laboratoire de Physique letterhead, no date. In fine condition.
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Adolf Butenandt20 - Adolf Butenandt
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TLS in German,, one page, 8.5 x 11.75, personal letterhead, April 29, 1976. Letter to Dr. Ben B. Braude, in part (translated): "I never held a ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hendrik Casimir21 - Hendrik Casimir
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ALS in Dutch, signed “Henk. Casimir,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 11.75, June 22, 1933. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit. In part
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Hendrik Casimir22 - Hendrik Casimir
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Lengthy ALS in Dutch, signed “Henk. Casimir,” four pages both sides, 8.25 x 11, September 27, 1930. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Gouds
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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James Chadwick23 - James Chadwick
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ALS signed “J. Chadwick,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.5, February 2, 1958. Letter to Nobel Prize–winning physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi, marked "Co...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Chadwick24 - James Chadwick
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ALS signed “J. Chadwick,” one page, 5.5 x 7, Wynne's Parc, Denbigh, N. Wales letterhead, March 23, 1966. In full: "I am sorry that I no lon...
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Jean-Antoine Chaptal25 - Jean-Antoine Chaptal
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LS in French, signed “J. Chaptal,” one page, 7.75 x 12, Senat-Conservateur letterhead, December 20, 1805. Untranslated letter as treasurer of the sena
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Michel Eugene Chevreul26 - Michel Eugene Chevreul
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Chevreul,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle letterhead, March 20, 1878. In fine condition.
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William Crookes27 - William Crookes
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TLS, one page, 4 x 6.25, personal letterhead, July 22, 1890. Letter to M. L. Olivier in Paris, in part: "I am not able to tell you the exact da...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Marie Curie28 - Marie Curie
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Uncommon TLS in French, signed “M. Curie,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Faculte des Sciences de Paris, Institut du Radium letterhead, May 15, 1922. Letter t
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin29 - Charles Darwin
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Extremely rare Union Bank of London check, 7 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Darwin, "Ch. Darwin," payable to Mr. Nicholls for £34.1...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin30 - Charles Darwin
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ALS signed “C. Darwin,” two pages, 4.75 x 7.75, February 16, [1861]. Letter requesting a book on poultry by George Ferguson, in part: "Will you...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin31 - Charles Darwin
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Choice unsigned 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Darwin by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, showing the revered natura...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Humphry Davy32 - Humphry Davy
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ALS signed “H. Davy,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, December 16, 1824. Letter to Reverend Edward Forster, in part: "I do not myself collect MSS...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Louis de Broglie33 - Louis de Broglie
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TLS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 10.5, Institut de France letterhead, January 4, 1965. Untranslated letter to Madame Gustave
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Louis de Broglie34 - Louis de Broglie
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 4.75 x 3.5, Institut de France letterhead, November 23, 1959. Untranslated letter mentioning the 100th anniversary
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Dewar35 - James Dewar
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Superb matte-finish 6 x 7.75 photo of Dewar posing beside an impressive flask, affixed to its original 10.5 x 13.75 mount, boldly signed on the image
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau36 - Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Duhamel du Monceau,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, no date. In very good condition, with some staining and creasing.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison37 - Thomas Edison
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Extraordinary LS signed “Thomas A. Edison,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, no date but circa 1880–1881. Superb letter to "His Excellency The President...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison38 - Thomas Edison
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Exceedingly bold ink 'umbrella' signature, "Thos. A. Edison,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. Matted and framed with a Falk cabinet p...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein39 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, June 26, 1946. Letter to violinist Boris Schwarz, a profes
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein40 - Albert Einstein
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Important handwritten manuscript in German, unsigned (but incorporating "Einstein" in the title), two pages, 8 x 10.25, no date but circa ...
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Estimates : 175,000.00 - 200,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein41 - Albert Einstein
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TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, January 16, 1954. Letter to Mr. Charles Hapgood, enclosing a carbon c
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein and Physicists42 - Albert Einstein and Physicists
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Amazing circa 1950 hardcover autograph album, 5 x 7, signed inside by numerous luminaries from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, includi...
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Albert Einstein43 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.75 x 11, personal Caputh letterhead, June 1, 1931. Letter to Mr. Kohn, in full (translated): "...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Enrico Fermi44 - Enrico Fermi
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TLS signed “E. Fermi,” one page, 6 x 9.5, King's Crown Hotel letterhead, January 8, 1939. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit,...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Michael Faraday45 - Michael Faraday
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ALS signed “M. Faraday,” one page, 4.25 x 7, blindstamped Royal Institution of Great Britain letterhead, September 26, 1857. Letter to C. C. Maxwell o
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Richard Feynman46 - Richard Feynman
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Fantastic ballpoint signature, "Richard P. Feynman,” with one of his famous 'Feynman diagrams' below, on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card bear...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Jean Pierre Flourens47 - Jean Pierre Flourens
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Flourens,” one page, 5 x 8, December 24, 1835. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the integral add
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Leon Foucault48 - Leon Foucault
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ALS in French, signed "L. Foucault," one page, 5 x 7.5, July 23, 1850. In part (translated): "It seems to me that the weather is suff...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Joseph Fourier49 - Joseph Fourier
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ALS in French, signed “Fourier,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, no date. Untranslated letter to the mayor of Grenoble. Addressed on the integral address leaf i
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud50 - Sigmund Freud
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Remarkably early bold ink ownership signature, "Sig. Freud, stud. med., 1875,” on an off-white 3.75 x 5.75 page removed from one of his books. ...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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