Autograph Auction - Day Two372 lots with images
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Description: NEWTON ISAAC: (1642-1727) English Physicist, Mathematician & Astronomer. Rare D.S., Is. Newton, one page (vellum), slim oblong 4to (11.5 x 3), n.p. (London?), 23rd August 1699. The text of the manuscript document is severely faded and completely illegible, however Newton's signature (evidently penned in a different ink) remains perfectly legible at the foot of the document. Neatly laid down and framed and glazed in the original dark wooden frame to an overall size of 12.5 x 4.5. GView additional info »
Description: LISTER JOSEPH: (1827-1912) English Surgeon who promoted the idea of sterile surgery. A.L.S., Lord Lister, in the third person, one page, 8vo, Park Crescent, Portland Place, 7th December 1898, sending thanks to the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Patternmakers for their kind invitation to dinner although regretting that he will be unable to attend. With blank integral leaf. Some very light, minor age wear and traces of former mounting to the integral leaf, GView additional info »
Description: RAMSAY WILLIAM: (1852-1916) Scottish Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1904. A.L.S., W. Ramsay, two pages, 8vo, Regent's Park, 24th February 1907, to Dr. [H. Charlton] Bastian. Ramsay refers to a paper which he feels should have been submitted in his own name, remarking 'As a matter of fact, I sent it to Moissan, whom I asked to place it in the best hands for publication, and urged him to do his best to get it published. After the mere heading had appeared, he wrote regretting that it had not been accepted.' He continues 'You see I don't know the biological or medical set in Paris, & did what I thought would give your paper the best chance. I fancy that Pasteur's influence, as you say, still dominates the Academie des Sciences.' With blank integral leaf. Together with a small selection of other A.Ls.S., each to Bastian, by other scientists etc., including John Eric Erichsen, Humphry Rolleston, Samuel Gee, William Bateson etc. Generally VG, 7 Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915) English Physiologist and Neurologist.View additional info »
Description: BRUNEL MARC ISAMBARD: (1769-1849) French-born English Engineer, famous for his construction of the Thames Tunnel. Father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. D.S., Mc. Id. Brunel, one page, oblong 12mo, n.p. (London), 1840. The attractively printed document is a Pass addressed to the Barrier Gate Keeper and allowing the bearer entry to the Shield at the Visitors' Archway. A statement at the base welcomes voluntary contributions to a Sick Fund. Signed and dated by Brunel to a clear area at the centre. Some very light, minor age wear, VGView additional info »
Description: BRUNEL ISAMBARD KINGDOM: (1806-1859) British Engineer. D.S., I K Brunel, being a signed cheque, London, 10th October 1835. The partially printed pale green cheque is drawn on Messrs. Drummond and completed entirely in Brunel's hand, made payable to G. Hermit (?) for the sum of £100.0.0. Two small circular holes do not affect Brunel's signature. Some very slight, minor paper loss to the left edge, otherwise VGView additional info »