ALBERT EINSTEIN As Germany descends upon the world, Einstein takes action. TLS: "A. Einstein", 1p, 8½x11. Princeton, N.J., 1939 October 27. To Professor Rudolf Ehrmann, Jackson Heights, L.I. In German with English translation. In full: "A talk with Bernard Flexner (570 Lexington Ave.), a brother of our [friend] Flexner, is more advisable because he himself is a member of the Emergency Committee and as such knows all practitioners. The best thing would be if you visit him with someone from the University, so that you can find out and the university will also know how to fabricate the pill ["pill" is a euphemism for action], so that the Emergency Committee can swallow it. It would be best if I wrote to Bernard Flexner for this purpose. I ask you for immediate notification if and when the step has been taken. Such a visit with Dr. Duggan would be equally appropriate. I do not know who the activist is. I heartily greet you." ANALYSIS: The letter presented in this lot was written on October 27, 1939, a critical time marked by the first of the famous correspondences between Albert Einstein and President Roosevelt. Einstein's letter to Roosevelt was written on August 2, 1939. read more...
Scientists, Inventors & Medicine | Quotations
WILLIAM H. BARTON, JR. His handwritten quotation, an appropriate one for the Curator of the Hayden Planetarium Autograph Quotation signed: "'The night has a thousand eyes'/Wm H. Barton, Jr./Hayden Planetarium/Feb. 16, 1937", 6x4½. William H. Barton, Jr. read more...
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NEIL BURGESS The famed Vaudevillian pens this autograph quotation in black ink on lined paper Autograph Quotation signed: “Marriage is riskey bizness [sic]/ County Fair/ Neil Burgess/ Sept 9 1900”, in black ink, 5½x3. read more...
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ARTHUR C. CLARKE Clark handwrote, signed and dated this quotation from his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1991. Comes with an Arthur C. Clarke bookplate affixed above quotation. Autograph Quotation signed: "Arthur C Clarke/31 Dec 91", 1 page, 7¼x10¼. Personalized 3x4 Arthur C. read more...
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WILHELM DORR Autograph Quotation praising fellow airship pioneer, Count Zeppelin Autograph Quotation signed: "W. E. Dorr", 5¾x3½. In German, fully translated: "Count Zeppelin was a role model of German toughness; his blimp [Luftschiff] is an expression of German skills. read more...
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Historian and philosopher John Fiske wrote a quotation from his 1874 book Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy - "We are not the autocrats, but the servants and interpreters of Nature" - on this small card in purple ink. Accompanied by front panel of original mailing envelope. read more...
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ROY GLAUBER. Autograph Quotation signed: "Peabody is not so far from/Cambridge -/Roy Glauber Feb. 16, 2006", 5x3 card. Glauber was co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence". read more...
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WILFRED GRENFELL. Autograph Quotation signed: "Follow me - I will make you/a fisher of men/With best wishes/Wilfred Grenfell", 8x3¾ album leaf. Unidentified signature on verso ("J Leale (?)". read more...
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JULES LEVY Autograph Musical Quotation with a short verse added, signed by him in 1893 Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "Feb. 21st 1893/[He has written 8 measures of musical notation here]/ When this you see/Remember me/Yours sincerely/Jules Lev". 8¾x5½. read more...
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OLIVER LODGE The British physicist who began investigating the possibly of life after death pens a quote on the sheet of paper Autograph Quotation Signed: "Oliver Lodge 88", 1p, 3½x3½. read more...
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ROBERT A. MILLIKAN. AQS: "Robert A. Millikan," 1p, 5x3 card. No place, no date. In full: "The quality of mercy is not strained,/it droppeth like the gentle rain from/Robert A. Millikan." Millikan was the first to isolate the electron and measure its charge (1911). read more...
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SAMUEL F. B. MORSE He has handwritten William Cowper's poem "Sunset and Sunrise", signed by Morse two years after he sent the first telegraph message. Autograph Quotation Signed: "Saml F. B. Morse", 1 page, 5x3. No place, 1846 December 30. Poem (and hymn) "Sunset and Sunrise" read more...
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WALTER B. PITKIN - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 02/10/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: MARY GRAY PITKIN - HFSID 85680Small sheet of paper signed with a quotation by author Walter B. Pitkin in 1922 and by his wife Mary Gray Pitkin. Walter B. Pitkin wrote The Psychology of Happiness, Life Begins at 40 and, of course, A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity. read more...
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WILLIAM J. ROBINSON The physician and birth control advocate pens a quotation from Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man". Autograph Quotation signed: "'Who noble ends by noble means obtains/Or failing smiles in exile or in chains/Like good Aurelius let him reign or bleed/Like Socrates - that man is great indeed.'/Your friend - Wm. J. read more...
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ALBERT B. SABIN Small slip of paper signed by virologist Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine, and typed with his favorite quotation Quotation signed "Albert B. Sabin". 1 page, 8½x5½. read more...
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RICHARD VOLKMANN ("LEANDER"). AQS: "Richard Volkmann/Leander", 1p, 5¼x7¼. Halle, 1881 August 3. Four lines in German, translated. In full: "It's difficult to walk alone, and very few/may succeed;/But if you want to try you have to/step out of yourself. read more...
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MARSHALL P. WILDER Words of wisdom from the successful merchant, politician and horticulturalist Autograph Quotation signed: "Be just and fear not! So shalt/thou rejoice in the favor of/God & Man.Marshall P. Wilder/Dorchester/August 26, 1877",6¾x4. Marshall P. read more...
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MARSHALL P. WILDER Early in the Civil War, the horticulturalist speaks out on the conflict: "Peace & Freedom if possible, but first the maintenance of Union and the enforcement of the Laws." Autograph Quotation signed: "Marshall P. Wilder", 1p, 4½x7¼. No place, 1861 October 23. read more...
Sale Price $255.00