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A selection of autograph letters, signed photographs, historical documents and manuscripts authentically signed by various Physicists, Chemists, inventors & other Scientists, some of them Nobel Prize Winners, which have previously come under the hammer with IAA. Many similar items are featured in our regular auctions and are available to bid on.
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PIAGET JEAN: (1896-1980) Swiss Clinical Psychologist known for his pioneering work in child development. D.S., Jean Piaget, one page, 4to, n.p., 5th June 1968. The typed document is a publishing contract with Koestler and the Macmillan Company, entered into with Piaget for 'the original paper I will prepare and deliver orally at the Symposium in Alpbach, Austria, which is scheduled for June, 1968, on: NEW PERPECTIVES IN THE SCIENCES OF MAN'

PIAGET JEAN: (1896-1980) Swiss Clinical Psychologist known for his pioneering work in child development. D.S., Jean Piaget, one page, 4to, n.p., 5th June 1968. The typed document is a publishing contract with Koestler and the Macmillan Company, entered into with Piaget for 'the original paper I will prepare and deliver orally at the Symposium in Alpbach, Austria, which is scheduled for June, 1968, on: NEW PERPECTIVES IN THE SCIENCES OF MAN'

HAHN OTTO: (1879-1968) German Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1944. A vintage blue fountain pen ink signature ('Otto Hahn') to the recto of a colour picture postcard, featuring the image of a blue tit perched in a tree, as drawn by artist Otto Wulf.

HAHN OTTO: (1879-1968) German Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1944. A vintage blue fountain pen ink signature ('Otto Hahn') to the recto of a colour picture postcard, featuring the image of a blue tit perched in a tree, as drawn by artist Otto Wulf.

HAHN OTTO: (1879-1968) German Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1944. A vintage blue fountain pen ink signature ('Otto Hahn') to the recto of a colour picture postcard, featuring the image of a blue tit perched in a tree, as drawn by artist Otto Wulf.

HAHN OTTO: (1879-1968) German Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1944. A vintage blue fountain pen ink signature ('Otto Hahn') to the recto of a colour picture postcard, featuring the image of a blue tit perched in a tree, as drawn by artist Otto Wulf.

PLANCK MAX: (1858-1947) German Theoretical Physicist, noted for his work on quantum theory. Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1918.   An outstanding vintage signed 9.5 x 13 photograph of Planck in a head and shoulders pose looking directly towards the camera in a determined manner. Photograph by Lotte Jacobi and signed ('Jacobi') by her in bold pencil to the lower photographer's mount. Signed ('Dr. Max Planck') by Planck in bold, dark fountain pen ink with his name alone.

PLANCK MAX: (1858-1947) German Theoretical Physicist, noted for his work on quantum theory. Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1918. An outstanding vintage signed 9.5 x 13 photograph of Planck in a head and shoulders pose looking directly towards the camera in a determined manner. Photograph by Lotte Jacobi and signed ('Jacobi') by her in bold pencil to the lower photographer's mount. Signed ('Dr. Max Planck') by Planck in bold, dark fountain pen ink with his name alone.

EDISON THOMAS: (1847-1931) American Inventor of the phonograph and light bulb among many other items. Bold, vintage pencil signature ('Thos A Edison', an example of his umbrella signature) on a small 12mo card.

EDISON THOMAS: (1847-1931) American Inventor of the phonograph and light bulb among many other items. Bold, vintage pencil signature ('Thos A Edison', an example of his umbrella signature) on a small 12mo card.

MAXIM HIRAM S.: (1840-1916) American-born British Inventor of the Maxim Gun, the first portable, fully automatic machine gun. Black fountain pen ink signature ('Hiram S. Maxim') and additional sentiment ('Oh!!!') in his hand on a postcard with a large oval magazine portrait of the inventor in a formal head and shoulders pose wearing his medals.

MAXIM HIRAM S.: (1840-1916) American-born British Inventor of the Maxim Gun, the first portable, fully automatic machine gun. Black fountain pen ink signature ('Hiram S. Maxim') and additional sentiment ('Oh!!!') in his hand on a postcard with a large oval magazine portrait of the inventor in a formal head and shoulders pose wearing his medals.

FLEMING ALEXANDER: (1881-1955) Scottish Biologist, Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, 1945. Brief A.L.S., Alexander Fleming, one page, 8vo, Madrid, 12th June 1948, to Pedro Radio, on the printed stationery of the Hotel Ritz. Fleming writes, in full, 'I am very grateful to you for your welcome to Madrid'.

FLEMING ALEXANDER: (1881-1955) Scottish Biologist, Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, 1945. Brief A.L.S., Alexander Fleming, one page, 8vo, Madrid, 12th June 1948, to Pedro Radio, on the printed stationery of the Hotel Ritz. Fleming writes, in full, 'I am very grateful to you for your welcome to Madrid'.

EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921. A fine A.L.S., Papa, one page, 4to, n.p., 17th June 1924, to his family ('Meine Lieber!'), in German. Einstein sends his congratulations on the acquisition of a home, stating 'I hope the Elephant has been born, or better, the house has been bought. I really liked it when looking at the pictures. Doesn't seem to be old or in need of renovation but in rather good nick.

EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921. A fine A.L.S., Papa, one page, 4to, n.p., 17th June 1924, to his family ('Meine Lieber!'), in German. Einstein sends his congratulations on the acquisition of a home, stating 'I hope the Elephant has been born, or better, the house has been bought. I really liked it when looking at the pictures. Doesn't seem to be old or in need of renovation but in rather good nick.

SCHICK BELA: (1877-1967) Hungarian-American Paediatrician, founder of the Schick test. A.L.S., Bela Schick, one page, 8vo, New York, 21st September 1959, to Mr. Leifer. Schick informs his correspondent, in full, 'I thank you very much for showing me the excellent photographs of myself, Peter and Mrs Coldough. I have sent the photograph of Peter and mother to Manchester and signed it for Peter.'

SCHICK BELA: (1877-1967) Hungarian-American Paediatrician, founder of the Schick test. A.L.S., Bela Schick, one page, 8vo, New York, 21st September 1959, to Mr. Leifer. Schick informs his correspondent, in full, 'I thank you very much for showing me the excellent photographs of myself, Peter and Mrs Coldough. I have sent the photograph of Peter and mother to Manchester and signed it for Peter.'

SALK JONAS: (1914-1995) American Virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. Signed 8 x 10 photograph of Salk seated in a half length pose wearing his white laboratory jacket and surrounded by various apparatus including a microscope and various specimen bottles. Signed in black ink with his name alone to a clear area of the image.

SALK JONAS: (1914-1995) American Virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. Signed 8 x 10 photograph of Salk seated in a half length pose wearing his white laboratory jacket and surrounded by various apparatus including a microscope and various specimen bottles. Signed in black ink with his name alone to a clear area of the image.


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PLANCK MAX: (1858-1947) German Theoretical Physicist, noted for his work on quantum theory. Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1918.   An outstanding vintage signed 9.5 x 13 photograph of Planck in a head and shoulders pose looking directly towards the camera in a determined manner. Photograph by Lotte Jacobi and signed ('Jacobi') by her in bold pencil to the lower photographer's mount. Signed ('Dr. Max Planck') by Planck in bold, dark fountain pen ink with his name alone.

PLANCK MAX: (1858-1947) German Theoretical Physicist, noted for his work on quantum theory. Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1918. An outstanding vintage signed 9.5 x 13 photograph of Planck in a head and shoulders pose looking directly towards the camera in a determined manner. Photograph by Lotte Jacobi and signed ('Jacobi') by her in bold pencil to the lower photographer's mount. Signed ('Dr. Max Planck') by Planck in bold, dark fountain pen ink with his name alone.

LISTER JOSEPH: (1827-1912) English Surgeon.   A.L.S., Lister, one page, 8vo, Park Crescent, Portland Place, 25th January 1900, to Dr. [Donald] MacAlister. Lister announces that he feels very honoured by the request of the Special Board of Medicine, and gladly accedes, concluding 'I hope, however, that I may never have to exercise the function'.

LISTER JOSEPH: (1827-1912) English Surgeon. A.L.S., Lister, one page, 8vo, Park Crescent, Portland Place, 25th January 1900, to Dr. [Donald] MacAlister. Lister announces that he feels very honoured by the request of the Special Board of Medicine, and gladly accedes, concluding 'I hope, however, that I may never have to exercise the function'.

WATSON JAMES D.: (1928-  ) American Molecular Biologist and Geneticist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953. Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, 1962. Brief Autograph Statement Signed, James Watson, one page, oblong 8vo, n.p., n.d. The ruled sheet of yellow stationery features a question posed to Watson and written in an unidentified hand. signing his name below. A scarce example of Watson's autograph directly relating to the discovery of DNA.

WATSON JAMES D.: (1928- ) American Molecular Biologist and Geneticist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953. Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, 1962. Brief Autograph Statement Signed, James Watson, one page, oblong 8vo, n.p., n.d. The ruled sheet of yellow stationery features a question posed to Watson and written in an unidentified hand. signing his name below. A scarce example of Watson's autograph directly relating to the discovery of DNA.

GATLING RICHARD: (1818-1903) American Inventor of the Gatling Gun, the first successful machine gun. Bold black ink signature ('R. G. Gatling') on an official printed oblong 12mo slip with instructions 'Write autograph below with black ink…..within these lines'.

GATLING RICHARD: (1818-1903) American Inventor of the Gatling Gun, the first successful machine gun. Bold black ink signature ('R. G. Gatling') on an official printed oblong 12mo slip with instructions 'Write autograph below with black ink…..within these lines'.

BRITISH SCIENCE: An unusual vintage photo depicting the ocean liner Euripides at sea, signed by twenty one individuals, some of them members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Commander and other crew members of the Euripides, including Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937, New Zealand-born British Physicist, the 'father of nuclear physics'. Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1908) and his wife Mary Rutherford (1876-1954), Joseph Petavel (1873-1936, British Physicist)

BRITISH SCIENCE: An unusual vintage photo depicting the ocean liner Euripides at sea, signed by twenty one individuals, some of them members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Commander and other crew members of the Euripides, including Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937, New Zealand-born British Physicist, the 'father of nuclear physics'. Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1908) and his wife Mary Rutherford (1876-1954), Joseph Petavel (1873-1936, British Physicist)

LISTER JOSEPH: (1827-1912) British Surgeon, a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. A.L.S., Joseph Lister, one page, 8vo, Portland Place, 24th October 1895, to J. Y. W. MacAlister. Lister writes, in full, 'I am much obliged to you for sending me news of the deferring of the final ceremonial'.

LISTER JOSEPH: (1827-1912) British Surgeon, a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. A.L.S., Joseph Lister, one page, 8vo, Portland Place, 24th October 1895, to J. Y. W. MacAlister. Lister writes, in full, 'I am much obliged to you for sending me news of the deferring of the final ceremonial'.

FREUD SIGMUND: (1856-1939) Austrian Neurologist, the founder of psychoanalysis. A good A.L.S., Freud, one page, 4to, Vienna, 25th December 1908, to [Friedrich Salomon Krauss] ('My dear Colleague'), in German, on Freud's personal printed stationery. Freud congratulates his correspondent on 'the merging of your journal with that of Hirschfeld' and adds that he expects 'it will strengthen its significance in a very special manner'.

FREUD SIGMUND: (1856-1939) Austrian Neurologist, the founder of psychoanalysis. A good A.L.S., Freud, one page, 4to, Vienna, 25th December 1908, to [Friedrich Salomon Krauss] ('My dear Colleague'), in German, on Freud's personal printed stationery. Freud congratulates his correspondent on 'the merging of your journal with that of Hirschfeld' and adds that he expects 'it will strengthen its significance in a very special manner'.

DARWIN CHARLES: (1809-1882) English Naturalist. Autograph Envelope Signed ('C. Darwin'), being the front panel only, slim oblong 8vo (9.5 x 4), addressed in Darwin's hand in bold, dark fountain pen ink to Dr Hooker FRS at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London W, and signed to the lower left corner. Bearing a blue two penny postage stamp and post marked at Bromley, Kent, July 1868.

DARWIN CHARLES: (1809-1882) English Naturalist. Autograph Envelope Signed ('C. Darwin'), being the front panel only, slim oblong 8vo (9.5 x 4), addressed in Darwin's hand in bold, dark fountain pen ink to Dr Hooker FRS at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London W, and signed to the lower left corner. Bearing a blue two penny postage stamp and post marked at Bromley, Kent, July 1868.

EDISON THOMAS A.: (1847-1931) American Inventor of the phonograph and light bulb among many other items. Early purple fountain pen ink signature ('T. A. Edison') and two additional words in his hand on a small oblong 12mo piece neatly clipped from the conclusion of a letter.

EDISON THOMAS A.: (1847-1931) American Inventor of the phonograph and light bulb among many other items. Early purple fountain pen ink signature ('T. A. Edison') and two additional words in his hand on a small oblong 12mo piece neatly clipped from the conclusion of a letter.

FARADAY MICHAEL: (1791-1867) English Chemist & Physicist.   A.L.S., M Faraday, one page, 8vo, Royal Institution, 3rd March 1853, to Dr. S. Muspratt. Faraday states that he cannot comply with his correspondent's note, explaining 'upon principle I never aid in the slightest degree to any such proposition as that which you make which has relation to myself

FARADAY MICHAEL: (1791-1867) English Chemist & Physicist. A.L.S., M Faraday, one page, 8vo, Royal Institution, 3rd March 1853, to Dr. S. Muspratt. Faraday states that he cannot comply with his correspondent's note, explaining 'upon principle I never aid in the slightest degree to any such proposition as that which you make which has relation to myself

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