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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Karl von Frisch51 - Karl von Frisch
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Two untranslated items: an unsigned handwritten scientific manuscript by Frisch, headed "Introduction," one page both sides, 8.25 x 11.75,...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Casimir Funk52 - Casimir Funk
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Two items signed by Funk: a TLS signed "C. Funk," one page, 8.5 x 11, Funk Foundation for Medical Research letterhead, January 18, 1953, i...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Gamow53 - George Gamow
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ALS signed “G. Gamow,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, June 6, 1934. Letter to physicist Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, professor at the University of Michigan, wri
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Richard Gatling54 - Richard Gatling
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Bold ink signature, "R. J. Gatling, Hartford, Conn., Oct. 6th, 1894,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. In very good to fine condition, with wear...
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Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau55 - Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Guyton-Morveau,” one page, 7 x 9, August 5, 1812. Official Legion of Honor receipt for the sum of 490 francs. In
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Otto Hahn56 - Otto Hahn
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Untranslated ALS in German, one page on a 4.25 x 5.75 postcard depicting the Rhine, June 22, 1962. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jacques Hadamard57 - Jacques Hadamard
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TLS in French, signed “J. Hadamard,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, October 19, 1933. Letter to a gentleman, in part (translated): "The surrogate geome...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen Hawking58 - Stephen Hawking
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Unsigned first edition book: A Brief History of Time. First American edition, first printing. NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen Hawking59 - Stephen Hawking
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Extremely rare uncorrected galley proof of A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking. NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Softcover with gray printed wrappers
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg60 - Werner Heisenberg
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TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, Max Planck Institute letterhead, October 18, 1966. Letter to German architect Wolf Dreve
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg61 - Werner Heisenberg
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Scarce glossy 4 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo affixed to a 5.25 x 7.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen by Heisenberg. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg62 - Werner Heisenberg
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TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, July 13, 1972. Letter to Eugen Langen, in part (transl
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg63 - Werner Heisenberg
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TLS in German, signed “Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 5.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, January 22, 1951. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full (trans
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg64 - Werner Heisenberg
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TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, January 7, 1964. Letter to Dr. Hans Dichgans, in full
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg65 - Werner Heisenberg
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Sought-after fountain pen signature, "Werner Heisenberg,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with subtle foxing.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Peter Higgs66 - Peter Higgs
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ANS, one page, 7 x 4.5, no date. In full: "With compliments, and apologies for not having replied to your letter of a year ago." In fine c...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Joseph Dalton Hooker67 - Joseph Dalton Hooker
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ALS signed “Jos. D. Hooker,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, The Camp, Sunningdale letterhead, April 23, 1905. In part: "I have in vain taxed my ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thomas H. Huxley68 - Thomas H. Huxley
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ALS signed “T. H. Huxley,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6, April 30, 1876. In part: "How glad we are to hear that James's re...
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William James69 - William James
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ALS signed “Wm. James,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, personal letterhead, January 16, 1907. Letter to Mrs. Ruutz-Rees, in part: &q...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Frederic Joliot-Curie71 - Frederic Joliot-Curie
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Fountain pen signature, "F. Joliot-Curie,” on an off-white 4.25 x 1.75 slip clipped from the conclusion of an autograph letter. In very good co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ernest Jones72 - Ernest Jones
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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 3.5, personal letterhead, November 29, 1952. Letter to Dr. Alfred Winterstein in Vienna, in full: "I am greatly obliged to...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alfred Kastler73 - Alfred Kastler
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Untranslated typewritten responses in French to a series of three biographical questions, signed "Alfred Kastler," one page, 8.25 x 10.5, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Harvey Kellogg74 - John Harvey Kellogg
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TLS signed “J. H. Kellogg,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Miami Battle Creek Sanitarium letterhead, December 23, 1940. Letter to Dr. James T. Case, in part: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Edwin Land75 - Edwin Land
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Glossy 8 x 10 seated portrait of Edwin Land, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge. Before he
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Paul Langevin76 - Paul Langevin
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Uncommon ALS in French, signed “P. Langevin,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 15, 1943. Untranslated letter expressing gratitude. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pierre-Simon Laplace77 - Pierre-Simon Laplace
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Sought-after ALS in French, signed “Laplace de l'Institut National,” one page, 7 x 9.5, no date. Untranslated letter of recommendation. In fine ...
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Ernest Lawrence78 - Ernest Lawrence
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Rare TLS signed “Ernest O. Lawrence,” one page, 8.5 x 11, University of California letterhead, January 7, 1949. Letter to Professor Rafael Grinfeld, i
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Oliver Lodge79 - Oliver Lodge
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ALS, one page both sides, 7 x 8.75, Mariemont, Edgbaston letterhead, January 27, 1903. Letter to "Mr. Walker," in part: "I cordially ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cesare Lombroso80 - Cesare Lombroso
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Untranslated ALS in Italian, signed “C. Lombroso,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, November 1890. In fine condition.
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Hendrik Antoon Lorentz81 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
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ALS in German, signed “H. A. Lorentz,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 4.25, personal letterhead, April 18, 1911. Untranslated letter to Dr. Paul Hertz men
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Lyell82 - Charles Lyell
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Sought-after LS signed “ever faithfully yrs, Cha. Lyell,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, March 7, 1868. In part: "I send you the only ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi83 - Guglielmo Marconi
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Handsome matte-finish 3.5 x 5.75 formal portrait of Marconi seated, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Guglielmo Marconi, 1936."...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi84 - Guglielmo Marconi
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Bold ink signature, "G. Marconi, 27th December 1928,” on an off-white 10 x 7 sheet. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi85 - Guglielmo Marconi
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TLS signed “G. Marconi,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, Reale Accademia d'Italia letterhead, April 20, 1933. Letter to General Charles H. Sherrill, in par...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert Millikan86 - Robert Millikan
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TLS signed “Robert A. Millikan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, January 5, 1953. Letter to Henri Corbiere, responding to an inquiry for an 'Homage to Einst...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Robert A. Millikan87 - Robert A. Millikan
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, California Institute of Technology letterhead, February 6, 1931. Letter to Charles H. Chase, in full: "I am writing to...
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Samuel F. B. Morse88 - Samuel F. B. Morse
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ALS signed “Sam’l F. B. Morse,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 30, 1862. Letter to Minister J. Treadwell Walden of Norwich, Connect
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Rudolf Mossbauer89 - Rudolf Mossbauer
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Two items: a glossy 4.75 x 6.75 photo of Mossbauer in a suit and tie, signed in blue ballpoint, "R. L. Mossbauer," bearing a California In...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Isaac Newton90 - Isaac Newton
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Rare manuscript DS with full signature ("Isaac Newton"), one page, 7.75 x 4.75, December 24, 1718. Significant financial document, in part...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Isaac Newton91 - Isaac Newton
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Exceedingly rare and highly sought-after ink signature, “Is. Newton,” on an irregularly clipped off-white 2 x .5 slip. The signature is affixed to a s
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Nobel Prize Winners: Berkeley Experimental Physics Course92 - Nobel Prize Winners: Berkeley Experimental Physics Course
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Unusually scarce circa 1950 mimeographed typed notes for the Physics 290 (Experimental Physics) course at University of California, Berkley, 142 pages
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Robert Oppenheimer93 - Robert Oppenheimer
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, The Institute for Advanced Study letterhead, December 6, 1949. Letter to Oliver Spaulding, in full: "Thank you very mu...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Hans Christian Orsted94 - Hans Christian Orsted
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Very rare untranslated ALS in Danish, signed “H. C. Orsted,” one page, 5.25 x 7.25, October 3, 1834. In very good to fine condition, with a small stai
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William Osler95 - William Osler
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ALS signed “Wm. Osler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, October 7, [no year]. Letter to prominent British physician Sir William Broadbent, in
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Wolfgang Pauli96 - Wolfgang Pauli
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ALS signed “W. Pauli,” two onionskin pages, 8.25 x 11.75, November 17, 1949. Letter to the eminent American physicist Joaquin M. Luttinger, in part (t
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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James Paget97 - James Paget
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ALS, one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 29, 1891. In part: "I thank you very much for your kind congratulations and go...
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Jean Baptiste Perrin98 - Jean Baptiste Perrin
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Rare TLS in French, signed “Jean Perrin,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Ministere de l'Education Nationale letterhead, June 29, 1938. Untranslated lett...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Max Planck99 - Max Planck
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Untranslated ALS in German, signed “M. Planck,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 3.5, personal stationery card, November 1, 1937. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Physicists100 - Physicists
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Marvelous correspondence archive of physicist Marcus Campbell Goodall, containing ten letters addressed to him by six illustrious researchers from the
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Simeon Poisson101 - Simeon Poisson
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Poisson,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Universite de France letterhead, March 21, 1823. In fine condition, with wr
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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