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Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

Typed letter signed by the scout-movement-founder

Lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. His book “Scouting for Boys” was with 150 million copies the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Typed letter signed “Robert Baden Powell”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, London, 1920 January 8, “The Boy Scouts Association, London” letterhead. Addressed to “Dear Mr Chadwick”. In full: “I was very pleased to have your report of 5 years Troop work. You have done well and I always follow the doings of your Troop with particular interest. I hope that the “Tempest” will be as successful as all your other efforts and that you will have a really good Scouting year in 1920.” Mailing folds, mounting residue on all four corners on verso, handling wear, else good condition.

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Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

Typed letter signed by the scout-movement-founder

Lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. His book “Scouting for Boys” was with 150 million copies the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Typed letter signed “Robert Baden Powell”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, London, 1920 February 9, “The Boy Scouts Association, London” letterhead. Addressed to “Dear Mr Chadwick”. In full: “I am very much obliged to you for the outline of your ideas on citizenship which you were kind enough to send me. This was of the very greatest use to me in making up my report. I am much interested to see the programme for your Scout Play on February 12th and hope that you will have a huge success with it.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

Typed letter signed by the scout-movement-founder

Lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. His book “Scouting for Boys” was with 150 million copies the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Typed letter signed “Robert Baden Powell”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, London, 1920 February 28, “The Boy Scouts Association, London” letterhead. Addressed to “Dear Mr Chadwick”. In full: “I am very much obliged to you for the outline of your ideas on citizenship which you were kind enough to send me. This was of the very greatest use to me in making up my report. I am much interested to see the programme for your Scout Play on February 12th and hope that you will have a huge success with it.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941)

Typed letter signed “A-MEN”

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents' heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Typed letter signed “Gutzon Borglum”. 1p., 6.0 x 8.0 inch, personal letterhead, 1917 January 31. Brief letter to John A. Stewart, in full: "A-MEN, to all you say I add amen, and then some." In fine condition, with light show-through from four pieces of mounting tape on the reverse.

 

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Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm (1811-1899)

Autograph letter signed

German chemist who discovered the elements cesium and rubidium and who developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. Autograph letter signed “RWBunsen”. 3 pages, bifolium, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Heidelberg, 1858 July 27. To Friedrich Bukeisen, who had asked him to "reserve a place in my laboratory". In German: „Es wird mir zum besonderen Vergnügen gereichen Ihrem Wunsche zu entsprechen und Ihnen einen Platz in meinem Laboratorium zu reservieren…Gern werde ich Ihnen, wo Sie es wünschen, mit Rath und That an die Hand gehen. Sollten Sie Ihren Vorsatz ausführen, so würde ich Sie nur bitten, mich mit zwei Zeilen noch weiter davon in Kenntniss zu setzen, da sonst leicht der Fall eintreten könnte, daß es an Platz fehlte. Wenn Sie zur Carlsruher Naturforscher Versammlung gingen, würde es mich sehr freuen hier oder dort Ihre persönliche Bekanntschaft zu machen. Ob ich die übrige Zeit der Ferien hier bin ist sehr zweifelhaft, da ich wahrscheinlich einen kleinen Ausflug in die Schweiz machen werde und den Zeitpunkt meiner Abreise noch nicht bestimmen kann.“ Translated: „It will be a pleasure for me to comply with your request and to reserve you a place in my laboratory... I will be happy to help you with words and deeds wherever you wish. Should you carry out your intention, I would only ask you to inform me of it further in two lines, otherwise it could easily happen that there is not enough space. If you went to the Carlsruh Natural Sciences Meeting, I would be very happy to meet you personally. It is very doubtful whether I will be here for the rest of the holidays, since I will probably make a small trip to Switzerland and cannot yet determine the time of my departure.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else fine condition. Bunsen's Heidelberg laboratory was considered the most modern of its kind in Germany.

Price: $ 1,310 / € 1.050

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Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957)

Typed letter signed

American naval officer, aviator and explorer. Typed letter signed “R.E. Byrd”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Boston, 1928 April 30. On his Byrd Antarctic Expedition letterhead. Letter to Rev. Leo Leonard Twinem. In full: “I want to thank you for the privilege you have extended to me in adding my name to your organization of boys in your church. I am glad to be one of them. Will you please tell the boys of this organization that I am pleased that they stand for such high things – courage, humility and devotion to purpose, and that I send each of them my best wishes. At your convenience I should like to have a list of the members of this organization and their addresses.” Mailing folds, handling wear and minor paper clip stain, else good condition.

Price: $ 270 / € 225

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Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926)

Autograph letter signed

American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania but lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Fine autograph letter signed “M. Cassatt” and with a second “Cassatt signature” within the text. 1p., 4.75 x 6.5 inch, on her “Villa Angeletto” stationery. Grasse, December 18, no year. In French: “Veuillez je vous prie prendre à mon appartement 10 rue de Marignan une paire de candélabre pour emballer et expedier en Amérique à l'adresse de Monsieur Gardner Cassatt 205 Real Estate Trust Company Philadelphia Etats Unis. Envoyez moi a note ici.” Translated: “Please take a pair of candelabra from my apartment at 10 rue de Marignan to pack and ship to America at the address of Mr. Gardner Cassatt 205 Real Estate Trust Company Philadelphia United States. Send me a note here.” Mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition. Joseph Gardner Cassatt was Mary Cassatt’s nephew.

Price: $ 2,950 / € 2.350

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Chagall, Marc (1887-1985)

Autograph letter signed

Russian-French artist. Autograph letter signed “Chagall”. 1p., 8.0 x 8.75 inch, 3 allée des Pins, (Paris) Boulogne, 1926 October 5. Addressed to the Gallery Briant-Robert. Chagall writes in French that the majority of his works are held by the Galerie Granoff. The gallery probably has invited Chagall to exhibit his works or perhaps to be published there, because the gallery was producing art books at the time. Indistinct signature at the foot of the page, possibly “Robert” offset from another document. Mailing folds, two pinholes near the top edge, a few light creases and marks, overall in good condition, with the large Chagall signature in excellent condition.

Price: $ 1,980 / € 1.650

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Cody, William F. “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917)

Autograph letter signed re: death of his daughter

American scout, bison hunter and showman. Autograph letter signed “W. F. Cody”. 1p., 5.75 x 9.0 inch, pictorial illustrated printed stationery “The New Hoffman House, Madison Square, New York”, 1904 February 21. To “My Dear Bacon”. In full: “I have had the worst sorrow of my life. My darling child Arta was my love. I start for Cody 23rd. Will be home a month. Write me there. Your friend.” Mailing folds, slightly discolored, ink smudge to first letters in name, else fine condition. A short, poignant letter referring to the recent death of his daughter Arta Lucille. Her death was a major calamity in Cody’s life and he never got over it. Cody married Louisa Frederici in 1866. Bill and Louisa had four children: Arta Lucille (1866-1904) was born at Leavenworth, Kit Carson (1870-1876) and Orra Maude (1872-1883) at Ft. McPherson, Nebraska and Irma Louise (1883-1918) at North Platte. Accompanied by a James J. Spence, Jr. Letter of Authenticity. Unfortunately the LOA speaks of a son by the name of Certes. This is wrong, Cody had no son with this name and clearly writes "Arta" and she died in the year of the letter, January 30, 1904. A wonderful and personal content Buffalo Bill letter.

Price: $ 2,250 / € 1.850

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Dali, Salvador (1904-1989)

Color engraving signed “Nu aux Violettes” (Artist's Proof)

Prominent Spanish surrealist. Engraving signed “Dali”. 19.75 x 26.0 inch (sheet) and 14.5 x 20.75 inch (print). A fine print titled “Nu aux Violettes (Nude with Veils)” from the set titled “Visions de Quevedo”. The set was published by EGI (Paris), Jean-Paul Loup (Paris) and Börjeson (Sweden) in 1975. The print is marked “E.A. (Epreuve d'artiste/ Artist’s Proof)” on Arches watermarked paper. Signed by Dali in pencil in the lower right margin. Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, catalog no. OI 75-5 (E). Minor handling and corner wear, else fine condition. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Hunter from The Salvador Dali Archives, the leading Dali expert.

Price: $ 2,250 / € 1.850

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Dali, Salvador (1904-1989)

Engraving signed “Tristan le Fou” (Artist's Proof)

Prominent Spanish surrealist. Engraving signed “Dali”. 20.0 x 26.0 inch (sheet) and 10.5 x 16.0 inch (print). A fine print titled “Tristan le Fou (Mad Tristan)” from the set titled “Tristan et Iseult”. The set was published in four language editions: English (Leon Amiel, New York), German (Orangerie Verlag. Köln), French (Éditions Oeuvres Graphiques Contemporaines, Paris) and Italian (unknown publisher) in 1970. The print is marked “E.A. (Epreuve d'artiste/ Artist’s Proof)” on Japon paper. Signed by Dali in pencil in the lower right margin. Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, catalog no. OI 70-10 (S). Minor handling and corner wear, else fine condition. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Hunter from The Salvador Dali Archives, the leading Dali expert.

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Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Rare hand addressed and signed envelope

English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Rare hand addressed and signed envelope panel “C. Darwin”. 5.0 x 2.75 inch, London May 1 (18)76 (postmark). Addressed by Darwin to the Lord Mayor of London "Lord Mayor, Mansion House, EC" and signed in the lower left corner. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and soiling, and several tiny pin holes.

Price: $ 4,500 / € 3.750

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Disney, Walt (1901-1966)

Wonderful signed Donald Duck print

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor. As a major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Wonderful color print reproducing a cel from the 1951 short “Out of Scale”. 10.0 x 8.0 inch and presented in its original 15.5 x 14.5 inch mat. Nicely signed and inscribed on the mat in brown crayon: "To Dick - My Best, Walt Disney." The image shows Donald Duck in a conductor's cap, riding a model railroad train. The reverse retains the original Walt Disney Productions label. Framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 17.25. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Walt Disney was a famous model train enthusiast, and had his own “Carolwood Pacific” ridable miniature railroad built in his backyard. One of the finest Disney autographs you can hope to find.

Price: $ 6,600 / € 5.500

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Disney, Walt (1901-1966)

One of a kind signed Clara Cluck drawing

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor. As a major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century. One of a kind drawing signed “Walt”. 2 pages, 15.5 x 12.5 inches, Walt Disney Productions Ltd. printed at the bottom, n.p., n.d. Disney approves a drawing by one of its artists. Two drawings of Clara Cluck, one is signed by Disney in red colored crayon and additionally with a check mark from Disney. Minor paper loss at the bottom, small closed tears, handling wear, else good condition. The pages are numbered 485 and 489 at the bottom right corner in pencil. Clara Cluck was usually the nervous, opera-singing hen in many of the Disney shorts of the 1930's.

Price: $ 3,450 / € 2.875

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Eckener, Hugo (1868-1954)

Card signed

Manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. Signature in pencil “DrHugo Eckener”. 1p., card, 4.0 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (1930). Below Eckener’s signature in a different hand in pencil “Nach glücklicher Heimkehr von der Weltumsegelung Juni 1930”. Minor mounting residue on verso, else fine condition.

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Autograph letter signed by the architect of the Eiffel Tower

A French civil engineer and architect. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. Autograph letter signed “G. Eiffel”. 2 pages (recto and verso), 8.5 x 10.5 inch, n.p., (19)11 February 20. To “Mon cher Monsieur Goutereau” (meteorologist Charles Goutereau director of the National Meteorological Office in Paris). Gustave Eiffel maintained an ongoing correspondence with Charles Goutereau about his very active research in meteorology across France. As soon as the Tower that bears his name was completed in March 1889, Gustave Eiffel installed a meteorological observatory at the top of the monument, which communicated directly with the neighboring Central Meteorological Office. Eiffel also equipped its various family estates (Sèvres in Hauts-de-Seine), Beaulieu (Côte d´Azur), Vacquey (in Bordeaux) and Ploumanach (in Brittany). From the data carefully collected, Eiffel wrote the first Meteorological Atlases (printed by Mourlot), from 1906 to 1912. In 1910, the engineer became President of the Meteorological Society of France. Charles Goutereau of the meteorological office and Gustave Eiffel worked together on the meteorological atlases published annually, in which Eiffel recorded the readings and measurements taken in the 24 meteorological stations installed across France. Eiffel asks for monthly summaries of meteorological data from Villa Salles de Beaulieu. In French: “…Puisqu’il faut en faire de nouveaux, il est bon d’en profiter pour y apporter les modifications ou simplifications auxquelles nous sommes arrivés. Faut-il conserver les décades ? Je les trouve bonnes pour les températures, parce qu’elles donnent l’allure du mois presqu’aussi bien que les valeurs quotidiennes et infiniment mieux que les valeurs mensuelles. Nous n’en faisons plus usage peut-être à tort, je crois en tout cas qu’il faut conserver la ligne, sauf à laisser l’indication en blanc, comme facultative : elle facilite les additions pour la pluie, etc… Continuons-nous pour le rapport hygrométrique à mettre le maximum et le minimum ? Je crois que oui. Pour l’humidité (il faut mettre en préambule la définition) que nous prenons à 12 h, il faut supprimer la dernière page (...). Pour le vent nous le simplifions beaucoup ; cependant, je suis d’avis de conserver les 3 directions, sauf à n’inscrire sur nos diagrammes que celle de 12 h. – Je suis d’avis de conserver aussi la colonne des vitesses maximum depuis celle de 10 m5, ce qui intéresse l’aviation (en la rendant impossible à cette vitesse ; je supprime la colonne des pressions)…Voulez-vous examiner les divers points et m’en dire votre avis (...). Voyez s’il y a (à) ajouter quelque chose (...) peut-être un très bref résumé de ce qui est inscrit sur nos petits carnets journaliers, notant qu’il n’est fait qu’une seule observation dans la matinée, le contrôle des appareils enregistreurs par le psychromètre fronde : toute réflexion faite, je suis de cet avis pour bien montrer nos méthodes. Et ce en quoi nos instructions diffèrent de celles de Mr Angot. A vous. G. Eiffel Le format est vraiment un peu trop grand: on pourrait le diminuer tout en conservant un papier fort.”

Price: $ 1,790 / € 1.450

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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Wonderful content typed letter signed with handwritten addition

A German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 - "the world's most famous equation”. Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wonderful content typed letter signed “A. Einstein”. 1p., 8.5 x 5.0 inch, 1951 March 17. Einstein sent this letter to Dr. Lionel Ettlinger, a man with whom he had been corresponding for almost 20 years. This fine letter shows Einstein as a caring friend, a side of the famous physicist that was rarely seen by the public. Written 3 days after his 72 birthday where the famous tongue-photo was taken. In German: “Lieber Herr Ettlinger: Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre freundliche Gratulation und für die wunderbaren Bücher. Sie (nicht die Bücher!) sind eine wirkliche Balleteuse des Gedankens: man kann wohl glotzen aber es nicht nachmachen. Ich schäme mich, so verwöhnt zu werden, während sich niemand um die kümmert, denen die guten Dinge versagt bleiben.“ Translated: “Dear Mr. Ettlinger: I thank you for your friendly congratulations and for the wonderful books. You (not the books!) are a real ballet dancer of thought: one may well gape but not imitate him. I feel so ashamed to be so spoiled, whereas nobody cares about those to whom the good things are denied. Friendly regards from your”. Mailing folds, trimmed top and bottom, else fine condition. The language in his letter shows a unique side to the great mind. His rhetoric is colorful and shows a depth and warmth rarely seen in any of his writing. "You ...are a real ballet dancer of thought: one may well gape but not imitate him.". This may seem to be a quote from some other source but is not, it is unique, rare and referenced nowhere else. Since 1933 when AH rose to power in Germany, they had shared a common concern for Jews, and each demonstrated the amazing difference which one person can make, Einstein began writing hundreds of letters to raise money on behalf of Jews. He primarily concentrated on these efforts from 1933 when he arrived in the United States until that nation entered World War II. in 1941. His actions enabled many of his “people” to obtain visas and find work outside of NS territory. Ettlinger would spend approximately 80 percent of his personal wealth helping German Jews relocate to other countries. At the time he composed this letter, Einstein was spending his evenings reading to his young sister, Maria (1881-1951), who had lived with him since escaping war-torn Europe in 1939. Known as Maja, she had suffered a stroke (1946) which left her bedridden and eventually unable to speak. She died on June 25, 1951, three month after her brother Albert sent this letter.

Price: $ 8,750 / € 7.300

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Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

Fantastic content autograph letter signed

Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Autograph letter signed “Freud”. 2 pages, 5.25 x 3.5 inch, recto and verso of his personal correspondence card, Vienna IX, Berggasse 19, August 11, 1930, but from his holiday at “Grundlsee” in Austria. Freud writes to “Mrs. Prof. Ehrmann in Vienna“.  In full, in German: “Geehrte Freundin Ich danke Ihnen sehr für Ihre herzlichen Worte was für Bedeutung öffentliche Anerkennungen um diese Zeit des Lebens noch haben können, werden sie selbst erraten. Ich hoffe Sie haben noch viel Freude an Tochter u(nd) Enkelkind. Ihr herzlich ergebener“. Translated: "I thank you very much for your kind and heartfelt words. You can judge for yourself the impact that public recognition still can have on our lives in this day and age. I hope you continue to have much joy and happiness with your daughter and grandchild." In fine, clean condition. A fantastically crisp letter, including a pointed observation from a man who was no stranger to the limelight.

Price: $ 5,350 / € 4.450

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Hedin, Sven (1865-1952)

Signed photograph and autograph note signed

Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. Fine signed photograph “Sven Hedin 25.11.49”. 4.0 x 6.0 inch, n.p. On verso Hedin wrote and signed a short message. Minor mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

 

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Signed photograph in near mint condition

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Signed photograph “Werner Heisenberg”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. Fine black and white matte-finish photo of Heisenberg, signed in the lower border with a blue ballpoint pen. In near mint condition.

Price: $ 1,725 / € 1.390

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Typed letter signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Typed letter signed “Heisenberg”. 1p., 8.25 x 5.75 inch, Göttingen, 1952 July 2. On Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Prof. W. Heisenberg stationery, signed in dark black ink.  Addressed to Leonhardt Fischer in Göttingen regarding a meeting. In German, in full: “Lieber Herr Fischer! Da ich in dieser Woche noch einmal verreisen muß, möchte ich Sie bitten, etwa am Montag oder Dienstag vormittags hier im Institut anzurufen (Tel.: 3653), damit wir eine Zusammenkunft vereinbaren.“ Translated: “Dear Mr. Fischer! Since I have to travel again this week, I would like to ask you to call here at the institute on Monday or Tuesday morning (Tel .: 3653) that we can arrange a meeting." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Album page signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics”. Album page signed “Werner Heisenberg”. 1p., 7.0 x 8.0 inch, Luxemburg, 1970 September 26, signed in dark ink. Page from the guest book of Dr. CARL-HEINZ LÜDERS (1913-2006). Headline “Werner Heisenberg in Luxemburg 26. Sept. 70”. Lüders a German diplomat, ambassador of the Federal Republic in Ghana and Luxembourg. Lüders wrote also the headline. Album page is signed by 26 persons incl. Klaas de Vries, Paul Henkes, Gust Altzinger, Roger Belche, Léopold Reichling, Paul Rosenstein to name just a few. Verso with the heading “Bundesfinanzminster Dr. Alex Möller in Luxemburg 6.10.70“. Page is signed by Alex Möller (1903-85) and 6 guests. Fine condition.

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Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859)

Autograph letter signed

German (Prussian) geographer, naturalist and explorer. His quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Autograph letter signed “AvHumboldt”. 5.5 x 8.5 inch, n.p., n.d. In German, in full: “David reist wahrscheinlich schon übermorgen ab, also flehe ich daß sie, theurer Freund, morgen Freitags um 4 Uhr (vier Uhr) bei mir essen.” Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,090 / € 875

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Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859)

Handwritten envelope signed

German (Prussian) geographer, naturalist and explorer. His quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Handwritten envelope signed “AvHumboldt”. 5.75 x 4.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Addressed by Humboldt “Sr Wohlg Herr Dr. Gumprecht Buchhandlung von G. Reimer“. Verso with fine red wax seal. Slightly discolered, handling wear, else good condition. Thaddäus Eduard Gumprecht (1801-1856) was a geologist, mineralogist, and geographer.

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Jahn, Friedrich Ludwig (1778-1852) „Der Turnvater“

Autograph note signed

German gymnastics educator and nationalist. His admirers know him as “Turnvater” Jahn, roughly meaning "father of gymnastics" Jahn. Autograph note signed in the third person “Jahn”. 1p., 6.75 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d.  A fine note written in dark black ink. In German, in full: “Jahn wünscht zu erfahren, aber bald: Wie der Staatsmusicus von Pirna geheißen, dessen Sohn 1813, beim 3 Bataillon Lützow, Staatshornist gewesen, und wo der lebt, oder wo er gestorben?“. Also enclosed is a Jahn biography written in unknown hand and some old newspaper clippings. Uneven trimmed, label with number bottom left, else fine condition. Rare autograph!

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Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961)

Typed letter signed

Often referred to as C. G. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the founder of the analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. Typed letter signed “C.G. Jung”. 1p., 8.25 x 5.75 inch, Küsnacht-Zürich, 1947 March 7. On his “Prof. Dr. C. G. Jung” letterhead. Letter to Dr. Hans Lövinsohn in Hilversum. In German, in full: “Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor, Leider bin ich nicht in der Lage, Ihrem Wunsche Folge zu leisten. Ich würde Ihnen aber empfehlen, Herrn Dr. Hans Bänziger, (Börsenstrasse, 16, Zürich,) einmal anzufragen, ob er geneigt wäre eine solche Schrift zu verfassen. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung, Ihr ergebener C.G. Jung P.S. Wie ich eben höre, wird demnächst bei Rascher & Co. In Zürich eine Arbeit von Dr.Arnold Künzli über die Angst veröffentlicht werden. Herr Rascher wäre eventuell bereit, Ihnen einen Teil der Arbeit zu überlassen. Ich möchte Sie bitten, sich direkt mit ihm in Verbindung zu setzen. (Rascher & Co.Limmatquai, 50, Zürich). Translated: “Dear Doctor, Unfortunately I am not in a position to comply with your request. However, I would recommend to ask Dr. Hans Bänziger (Börsenstrasse, 16, Zurich) whether he would be inclined to write such a document. Yours sincerely, C.G. Jung P.S. As I just heard, a work by Dr.Arnold Künzli on fear will soon be published by Rascher & Co. in Zurich. Mr. Rascher might be willing to let you have some of the work. I would like to ask you to contact him directly. (Rascher & Co. Limmatquai, 50, Zurich). Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

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Keller, Helen (1880-1968)

Excellent signature

American author, political activist, and lecturer. Signature and dedication “To: Tom Helen Keller”. 1p., probably a page from a book or album, 5.0 x 5.25 inch, n.p., n.d., written and signed in pencil. Mounted on a slightly larger piece of red cardboard. Fine condition.

 

 

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Klee, Paul (1879-1940)

Autograph letter twice signed

Swiss-born artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Autograph letter signed “Ihr Klee”. Postcard, 4.25 x 6.0 inch, Dessau, 1928 April 22. Addressed to the conductor Ernst Latzko (1885-1957) in Leipzig regarding a visit. In German, in full: „da meine Frau z.Zt. noch auf ‘Osterurlaub’ weilt, sage ich Ihnen an ihrer statt, dass wir uns sehr freuen über Ihre Nachricht vom 21.4. Wir erwarten gerne Ihren Besuch, den Sie uns ankündigen werden, sobald in Ihrer Zeiteinteilung Klarheit herrscht. Mit freundlichen Grüßen von Felix (his son) und mir und besten Empfehlungen und Gratulation...“. Translated: „since my wife is currently still on ‘Easter vacation’, I tell you instead that we are very happy about your message from April 21. We look forward to your visit, which you will announce to us as soon as there is clarity in your schedule. Kind regards from Felix (his son) and me and best recommendations and congratulations…”. Return address in Klee’s hand: „P(ro)f(essor) Klee / Dessau. Ink stains, handling wear, else good condition.

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

Uncommon document signed

German Catholic priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Uncommon document signed “Seb: KneippPf(arrer)”. Document, 3.75 x 2.5 inch, n.p., 1883.  Document “Sparkasse für Zeit und Ewigkeit”. Created by Rosina Mayer. In full: “Diese Nullen sind an sich wertlos, kommt aber nur die einfachste Ziffer hinzu, dann gibt e seine große Summe. Unsere Handlungen sind Nullen, kommt aber nur das Einserls hinzu, so gibt es eine große Summe. Dieses Einserl ist die gute Meinung.“ Handsomely and removable matted in gray with a photograph of Kneipp to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Handling and corner wear, else good condition. Accompanied by a small UNSIGNED piece of paper with information about a „water-therapy“ written by Kneipp in pencil.

Price: $ 900 / € 750

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Koch, Robert (1843–1910)

Rare autograph letter signed “ergo bibamus”

German physician, pioneering microbiologist and the founder of modern bacteriology. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905. Autograph letter signed “Dr. Koch”. 2 pages, bifolium, 5.0 x 7.5 inch, Berlin, 1884 November 26. To (Dr. med. Emanuel Aufrecht in Magdeburg). In German: „Ihnen, als dem ersten Geschäftsführer der 57. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte in Magdeburg, beehre ich mich für die gütige Zusendung des Tageblattes, der Festschrift und der poetischen Beigabe meinen verbindlichsten Dank auszusprechen. Das Studium dieser Schriften wird mir ein lebendiges Bild von dem wissenschaftlichen Streben der Kollegen und Naturforscher geben, auf welche Magdeburg stolz sein kann, … und von dem frohen Sinn, mit dem sich die Forscher nach des Tages Last und Mühen zum ergo bibamus vereinigten…“. Translated: “I have the honor to express my sincere thanks to you, as the first manager of the 57th meeting of German natural scientists and physicians in Magdeburg, for the kind sending of the journal, the commemorative publication and the poetic supplement. The study of these writings will give me a vivid picture of the scientific endeavors of the colleagues and natural scientists, of which Magdeburg can be proud... and of the cheerful spirit with which the scientists united after the day's burden and toil to ergo bibamus..." Mailing fold, minor fold break expertly repaired inside, else fine condition. Ergo bibamus (Latin: "So let's drink!") is the title of a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It became famous as a student song.

Price: $ 3,625 / € 2.900

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Kollwitz, Käthe (1867-1945)

Large card signed and hand addressed envelope

German artist, who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Large signed card “Käthe Kollwitz”. Card, 5.75 x 3.5 inch, Berlin, 1931 April 22 (postmark). Hand addressed by Kollwitz to “Mrs. Gilla Kurz in Österreich”. With a fine Paul von Hindenburg stamp in the upper right corner. “Prof Käthe Kollwitz Berlin 24./IV 1931” written in pencil in a different hand on envelope verso. Card slightly discolored, envelope with handling wear, else fine condition.

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

Excellent card signed

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. Card signed “Le Corbusier 11 Mai 59”. Card, 6.25 x 4.25 inch, n.p. (Paris), 1959 May 11. Signed and dated in dark black ink. Accompanied by a transmittal letter on LE CORBUSIER, Paris stationery “… veuillez trouver inclus l’autographe de M. Le Corbusier …”, dated 1959 May 11. Card in excellent condition, letter with paper clip impression at the top. Fine with excellent provenance.

Price: $ 1,100 / € 890

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Lesseps, Ferdinand de (1805-1894)

Autograph letter signed on Suez Canal stationery

French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially reducing sailing distances and times between Europe and East Asia. Autograph letter signed “Ferd. de Lesseps”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.5 inch, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez letterhead, 1862 June 4. Untranslated letter to Madame la Comtesse de Bourzac. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered light creasing. Uncommon on Suez Canal stationery.

 

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Liebermann, Max (1847-1935)

Fine print/ etching signed

German-Jewish painter and printmaker and one of the leading proponents of Impressionism in Germany. Fine print signed “MLiebermann”. Vellum paper, 28.75 x 23.75 inch, mounted on cardboard with an overall size 29.5 x 24.5 inch. Etching by Franz August Börner (1861-1929) after Max Liebermann. Additionally signed by the Artist Franz August “F.A. Börner” and dated „(19)00“ in his hand. Etching is No. 7 of 30. Signed by both in pencil. A fine pencil sketch of Max Liebermann done by Liebermann/ Börner or someone else appears in the middle of the lower border. The print based on Liebermann's famous painting "Die Netzflickerinnen", created 1887-1889 (Eberle 1889/1), which has been in the possession of the Hamburger Kunsthalle since 1889. Some stains (could be matted out) and handling wear, else good condition. Magnificent print with margin.

Price: $ 960 / € 800

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Lindbergh, Charles A. (1902-1974)

Signed photograph of a young Lucky Lindy

American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist. He became famous for making the first solo transatlantic airplane flight in 1927. Signed photograph “Charles A. Lindbergh”. 8.0 x 11.0 inch, sepia photograph, n.p., n.d. The attractive image depicting a young Lindbergh in a head and shoulders pose. Signed in bold black fountain pen ink to a clear area to the lower right corner of the photograph. Mounted on a same size photographers mount, illegible note at the bottom, age wear, toning and foxing stains mostly to borders.

 

Price: $ 1,800 / € 1.500

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Lumière, Auguste (1862-1954)

Card signed

Inventor of photographic equipment, along with his brother, Louis Jean. In 1893 they developed a cine camera, the cinématographe, and showed the first motion pictures using film projection in 1895. They also invented the Autochrome screen plate for colour photography in 1903. Signed and inscribed card “Lumiere”. 1p., 5.0 x 3.25 inch, dated in Lumiere’s hand “26.2.(19)35”. Inscribed in French, fine condition.

 

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Lumière, Louis (1864-1948)

Unusual content typed letter signed

Together with his brother Auguste one of the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved the cinematograph and showed the first motion pictures using film projection in 1895. Typed letter signed “Louis Lumiere”. 1p.,  8.25 x 10.5 inch, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, 1937 December 15, on his personal printed stationery. To “Messieurs Dumas-Fillion et Bouvet”, in French. Lumiere informs his correspondents that he has received their letter and states in part: “I approve what you have done related to the damages that the falling of a chimney of my building may have caused…”.  Fine condition.

 

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Magritte, René (1898-1967)

Autograph letter signed 

Belgian Surrealist artist. Autograph letter signed “Magritte”. 1p., 8.25 x 11 inch, 135 rue Esseghm, Jette-Bruxelles, March 8, 1938. Letter to a gentleman, in French, in full (translated): "I received your letter of the 5th and I thank you for the invitation you make to me. I will hold at your disposal for May 25th, paintings that I will choose as you request. But until then, could you please be so kind and give me in good time the instructions to follow for sending and returning the paintings?" In fine condition, with two file holes to the left side. Magritte lived and worked in an apartment at 135 rue Esseghm in Brussels for nearly 24 years from 1930 to 1954. The residence soon became a headquarters for the Belgian surrealists, as Magritte's colleagues gathered to organize the production of artwork, journals, pamphlets, and books. Today the address is home to the Rene Magritte Museum.

Price: $ 1,790 / € 1.490

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Magritte, René (1898-1967)

Autograph letter signed to poet Marcel Béalu

Belgian Surrealist artist. Autograph letter signed “Rene Magritte”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, Brussels, n.d. A very nice handwritten and signed letter from Rene Magritte to the Belgian poet Marcel Béalu (1908-1993) in Paris. Hoping that "he has received the others and the 1st letter". Comes with the original mailing envelope, addressed in Magritte’s hand. Fine condition.

Price: $ 1,670 / € 1.390

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Manet, Édouard (1832-1883)

Document twice signed

Important 19th century French painter whose works, including such well-known images as “The Luncheon on the Grass” and “Olympia” were a seminal influence on the impressionists of the succeeding generation. Document signed “Edouard Manet”. 4 pages, two sheets recto and verso, 7.0 x 9.75 inch, Paris, 1877 September 19, fee stamp upper left corner on first page. Document with the printed title “Entre les Soussignés”. Lease agreement for a property in “Gennevillers”, called “La Litte au Moulin de Cage”, between Manet and his youngest brother Gustave (“demeurant à Paris 49 rue St. Petersbourg”) as the landlord and the couple Louis and Pierette Girard as the tenant. Co-signed by Gustave Manet. Page two with a handwritten addition in a different hand and the initial signatures of Edouard and Gustave Manet (second signature). Mailing folds, handling wear, minor mounting residue, else good condition. Manet's family came from Gennevilliers and owned considerable property.

Price: $ 2,520 / € 2.100

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Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Autograph letter signed re: Certificates of origin for etchings

French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Autograph letter signed in full “Henri Matisse”. 1p., bifolium, 5.25 x 8.25 inch, on his embossed “92, Route de Clamart” stationery, 1915 November 29. Addressed to “Monsieur Pottier”. In French:“Ci-inclus le certificat d'origine des 15 eaux fortes à 100 F pièce que je vous prie d'envoyer par le prochain bateau à Madame S.D. Warren, 261. Marlborough-Street, Boston U.S.A. Massachusetts je paie le port.” Translated: “Enclosed is the certificate of origin of the 15 etchings at 100 F each which I ask you to send by the next ship to Mrs. S.D. Warren, 261. Marlborough-Street, Boston U.S.A. Massachusetts. I pay the postage.” Mailing fold, closed tear in the upper right part, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 1,980 / € 1.650

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Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Fine art content autograph letter signed

French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Autograph letter signed in full “Henri Matisse”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.0 inch, written and signed in blue ink, Nice, 1920 November 4. Letter to Paul Colin of L'Art Libre, written from the Hotel Mediterranée. In French, in full: “Je ne puis vous répondre au sujet de votre exposition quant á mes oeuvres, veuillez vous addresser à Mme Bernheim ou Georges Bernheim, mes marchands. Quant au pastel de Redon, je ne puis vous satisfaire, car il n’est àmoi que la moitié. Or mon parent pour il est pour l’autre moitié, craintles risqué du voyage - mais, cependant desire le vendre – le pastel est visible 19 quai St. Michel, chez moi. Avec mes regrets de ne pouvoir vous satisfaire, je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur, mes sincères salutations.” Translated: "I cannot give you any answer regarding your exhibit; as far as my works are concerned, please contact Messrs. Bernheim or Mr. Georges Bernheim, my dealers. As for the pastel by Redon, I will not be able to satisfy you because I own only half of it and my relative who owns the other half fears the risks of a trip but still wants to sell it. The pastel can be seen at 19 quai St. Michel, at my place." In very good to fine condition, with creasing, and short tears, to the edges. A fantastic letter referencing Odilon Redon, an artist whom Matisse greatly admired. He had purchased some of Redon's paintings for his father, and acknowledged the influence of Redon's pastels on his own colorful Fauvist palette.

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Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Hand addressed envelope signed

French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Hand addressed envelope signed “H. Matisse 1 Place Ch.(arles) Felix Nice”. Envelope, 5.75 x 4.5 inch, Nice, 1922 May 27 (postmark). Addressed in Matisse’s hand to a “Monsieur Fr. Harris in Cimiez Nice”. On verso his signature and place. Handling wear, paper loss, else good condition. After Matisse had temporarily lived in the Hôtel Méditerranée, he moved into a two-story apartment on Place Charles-Félix in Nice in the 1920s.

Price: $ 810 / € 675

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Miro, Joan (1893-1983)

Autograph letter signed

Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. Autograph letter signed “Miró.”. 2pp., 8.25 x 11.75 inch, on his personal Joan Miro Palma de Mallorca stationery, 1976 February 29. Addressed to Georges Raillard in Paris. Untranslated letter in French. The original mailing envelope, addressed in Miro’s hand, is included. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Provenance: Georges Raillard, friend and Miro specialist. Rare in handwritten letters.

Price: $ 1,920 / € 1.600

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Miro, Joan (1893-1983)

Autograph letter signed

Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. Autograph letter signed “Miró.”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch, on his personal Joan Miro Palma de Mallorca stationery, 1976 July 10. Addressed to Georges Raillard in Paris. Untranslated letter in French. The original mailing envelope, addressed in Miro’s hand, is included. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Provenance: Georges Raillard, friend and Miro specialist. Rare in handwritten letters.

Price: $ 1,920 / € 1.600

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Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Excellent autograph letter signed to art critic Gustave Geffroy

French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. Autograph letter signed “Claude Monet”. 2 pages, bifolium, 4.5 x 7.0 inch (folded), Giverny, 1891 May 11. A fine handwritten letter to Gustave Geffroy in Paris. Monet asks his friend, the art critic Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926), to allow Blanche Hoschedé (Monet) access to the painting salon presented under the auspices of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, at the Champ de Mars, in Paris. In French: “…Mademoiselle Blanche Hoschedé obligé de venir à Paris après demain 13 mai voudrait profiter de son séjour pour aller au Champ de Mars je lui promets de l'y conduire et vous prierai d'obtenir un moyen d'entrer…” Two minor fold breaks expertly repaired on verso, else fine condition. Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926) was a French journalist, art critic, historian and novelist. He was one of the ten founding members of the literary organisation Académie Goncourt in 1900. Geffroy is noted as one of the earliest historians of the Impressionist art movement. As a friend he championed Monet, whom he met in 1886 while travelling for research on prisons of the Second Empire. Monet introduced him to Cézanne, who painted his portrait in 1895. Blanche Hoschedé Monet (1865-1947) was a French painter who was both the stepdaughter and the daughter-in-law of Claude Monet. A wonderful letter with great reference to art critic Geffroy and Monet's stepdaughter/ daughter-in-law.

Price: $ 4,050 / € 3.250

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Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Autograph letter signed re: death of his son Jean

French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. Autograph letter signed “Claude Monet”. 2 pages, 4.75 x 6.5 inch, bifolium, Giverny, 1914 February 20. On his Giverny par Vernon. Eure black bordered mourning stationery. To his beloved MONTAIGNAC. In French, response to condolences for the death of his eldest son Jean. “Je suis vivement touché de la part que vous prenez au nouveau malheur qui me frappe si cruellement. Je suis très sensible à votre témoignage d'amitié, amitié de longue date, que je partage croyez le bien, malgré nos rares rencontres”. Translated: “I am deeply touched by the part you are taking in the new misfortune that has struck me so cruelly. I am very sensitive to your testimony of friendship, a long-standing friendship, which I share, believe it well, in spite of our rare meetings ". Handling wear, else fine condition. Jean Monet (August 8, 1867 - February 10, 1914) was the eldest son of Claude Monet and Camille Doncieux Monet. He was the subject of several paintings by his father and married his step-sister, Blanche Hoschedé.

Price: $ 2,950 / € 2.400

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Morse, Samuel F. B. (1791-1872)

Excellent autograph letter signed

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system and was a co-developer of the Morse code. Autograph letter signed "Saml. F.B. Morse". 1p., 7.25 x 9.0 inch, Po'keepsie, 1853 March 18. A fine handwritten letter to Reverend William B. Sprague in Albany. The letter, in full: "Your kind favor in answer to my inquiries is just received, as I am passing throught the village on my way to New York.  I enclose Five dollars to purchase for me a copy of the Two volumes of the Transactions of the Albany Institute.  If they could be sent immediately to New York to the care of my brothers N.Y. Observer Office I shall receive them there in good time to use them to advantage.  Thanking you kindly for your attention, and hoping to see you at my house ere long." Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,700 / € 1.420

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Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)

Rare autograph letter signed

Norwegian painter. His best known work, The Scream, has become one of the most iconic images of world art. Autograph letter signed “Edv. Munch”. 2 pages, bifolium, second page written inside, Klampenborg (Denmark), 1905 August 13. On “Taarbaek Badehotel” stationery. A fine handwritten letter, German spelling with some weaknesses. To a gentleman regarding reproductions of his works. In German, in full: “Ich. Gelegenheit das projectierte Werk aber auch musz ich Ihnen darauf aufmerksam machen dasz Ich nicht alle meine grafische Arbeiten producieren können. Ebenso musz ich bestimmt wissen welches Sie zu reproducieren beabzichtigen und die Grosze und Format. / Ich musz nämlich selbst einige zu an bestimmte Zurück brauchen. Hauptsächlich kommt es von der Grösze an - Gemalden zu schenken ist ein Bischen schwierig aber wenn es nothig ist werde ich versuchen - alzo bitte ich in dieser Gelegenheit um baldige und bestimmte Antwort.“ Mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 5,400 / € 4.500

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Nansen, Fridtjof (1861-1930)

Autograph letter signed

Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1922). Autograph letter signed “Fridtjof Nansen”. 1p. (double page), 5.75 x 8.25 inch, “Delegation de Norvege” letterhead. Genf (Geneve), 1929 September 27. Written in blue ink to Mrs. Gyömöres-Almares, in German: “Hochverehrte Frau Gyömöres-Almares Ich wünsche nur dass es mir möglich wäre eine Einleitung für das interessante Buch zu schreiben; leider ist aber meine Zeit so stark belastet, dass es mir unmöglich wird, was ich sehr bedaure. Und es tut mir weh, dass ich nicht anders antworten kann. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung Ihr ergebener”. Horizontal mailing fold, area of paper loss to the left edge which is repaired with a piece of paper inside the double page, else good condition.

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Owens, Jesse (1913-1980)

Vintage signed photograph

American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals. Vintage glossy signed and inscribed photograph “To Barry - Best of Luck Jesse Owens”. 7.75 x 9.5 inch., n.p., n.d. Owens proudly displaying his four Olympic medals. In very good to fine condition, with minor trimmed edges and some light creasing.

 

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Fine content autograph letter signed “anthrax after vaccination”

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 5.0 x 8.0 inch, Paris, 1883 May 23. Addressed to the President of the Hérault Agricultural Society, who had experimented with his vaccinations against the anthrax of sheep. This fine letter deals with the duration of immunity against anthrax after vaccination. Mailing folds, minor stains on the left, else good condition. In May 1881, Pasteur performed a famous public experiment at Pouilly-le-Fort to demonstrate his concept of vaccination. He prepared two groups of 25 sheep, one goat and several cows. The animals of one group were twice injected, with an interval of 15 days, with an anthrax vaccine prepared by Pasteur; a control group was left unvaccinated. Thirty days after the first injection, both groups were injected with a culture of live anthrax bacteria. All the animals in the non-vaccinated group died, while all of the animals in the vaccinated group survived. The public reception was sensational.

Price: $ 2,200 / € 1.850

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph letter signed

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.0 inch, bifolium, Paris, 1886 October 26. To Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France. Letter regarding his recommendation. In French: “… pour un poste de garçon de bureau, d'Eugène Loye… Il est mon compatriote jurassien, paraît très honnête et très docile.” Translated: “… for a post as an office boy, Eugène Loye… He is my compatriot from the Jura, seems very honest and very docile.” Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 1,550 / € 1.250

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph letter signed

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 4.5 x 3.5 inch, Card embossed 45. Rue D’Ulm (crossed out by Pasteur). Arbois (Jura), 1887, (août) August 17. To Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France. Pasteur asks for "a printed sheet of the conditions of admission to the offices of Crédit Foncier". In French: “… une feuille imprimée des conditions d'admission dans les bureaux du Crédit Foncier…”. Fine condition. The Maison de Louis Pasteur in Arbois, a town in the French department of Jura in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, is the childhood home of the famous microbiologist.

Price: $ 1,375 / € 1.100

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Autograph note and personal Visiting Card

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph note UNSIGNED. 1p., 5.25 x 8.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Handwritten note with three “Pasteur” within the text. Indications to Lucien VIARD, member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier de France to distribute "the hundred bonds of Mr. Pasteur: 50 to Mrs. Vallery-Radot mother, 25 to himself, 12 to René Vallery-Radot (his son-in-law), and 13 to be delivered to M. Pasteur 45 rue d'Ulm”. In French: “… les cent obligations de M. Pasteur : 50 à Mme veuve Vallery-Radot mère, 25 à lui-même, 12 à René Vallery-Radot (son gendre), et 13 à faire remettre chez M. Pasteur 45 rue d'Ulm.” Also included is a fine UNSIGNED Visiting Card of Pasteur. Letter with mailing fold and handling wear, card fine.

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Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903)

Fine autograph letter signed to his son Rodolphe

Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter. Autograph letter signed “C. Pissarro”. 2 pages, recto and verso, Eragny, 1900 November 3. Addressed to “Mon cher Rodolphe” - his son Ludovic Rodolphe Pissarro (1878-1952). In French, in full: “Mon cher Rodolphe, La voiture de déménagement doit venir chercher nos bagages mardi, nous serons donc à Paris mercredi pour le recevoir place Dauphine. Je regrette de n’avoir pas accepter l’invitation d’Hayachi, en meme temps j’avais à lui parler pour des papiers japon introuvables aujourd’hui; j’ai pas mal travaillé pendant mon séjour ici, j’ai pu finir 4 motifs, c’est regrettable de ne pouvoir faire encore quelques etudes, c’est splendid, encore deux ou trios jours tout disparaitra, heureusement  que je puis continuer l’année prochaine mes toiles commencées; bien de choses aimable à Alfred. Nous t’embrassons. Ton père aff. C. Pissarro.” Translated: “My dear Rodolphe, The car is due to pick up our luggage on Tuesday, so we will be in Paris on Wednesday to receive it at Place Dauphine. I regret that I did not accept Hayachi's invitation, at the same time I had to talk to him about Japanese papers which cannot be found today; I worked a lot during my stay here, I was able to finish 4 patterns, it's regrettable not being able to do a few more studies, it's splendid, another two or three days everything will disappear, luckily I can continue next year my paintings started; many kind things to Alfred. We kiss you. Your aff. father C. Pissarro.” Below Camille Pissaro’s letter his daughter Jeanne Pissarro (1881-1948) wrote in French: “Mon vieux Rodo, papa te fait dire qu’il partira peut-etre mardi, alors à partir de ce jour, il faut que tu laisses les clefs chez la concierge. Je viens de voir Aurélie qui m’a donné de vos nouvelles, elle est arrivée juste pour venir avec moi à l’enterrement de la petite fille de Mlle Cuchetet. Au revoir, à bientot.” Fine condition.

Price: $ 2,580 / € 2.150

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Planck, Max (1858-1947) & Nernst, Walther (1864-1941)

Document signed by both

Planck, Max - German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Nernst, Walther - German chemist known for his work in thermodynamics, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and solid state physics. He won the 1920 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Part of a document signed “Planck” and dated in his hand “12/X.” (1929). Part of a registration book, 5.0 x 1.5 inch, signed in black ink. A second part of a registration book is signed “Nernst” and dated in his hand “12/11 29”. 4.75 x 3.5 inch, signed in black ink. The second part is additional signed by: CARL ZIMMER (1873-1950) - German zoologist specialising in crustaceans, especially the order Cumacea and WILHELM SCHLENK (1879-1943) - German chemist. Today Schlenk is remembered mostly for developing techniques to handle air-sensitive compounds and for his invention of the Schlenk flask. And three other unknown persons. Matted in red/ brown to an overall size of 8.0 x 11.5 inch with a glossy photograph in honor of the American Nobel Laureate Robert Andrews Millikan - 12. November 1931 in Berlin. From left to right: W. Nernst, A. Einstein, M. Planck, R.A. Millikan and M. von Laue. Fine condition.

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Ramsay, William (1852-1916)

Important autograph letter signed “… argon passes through iron”

Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904. Autograph letter signed “W. Ramsay”. Written on a postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Paris, 1895 April 2. In full: “Dear Sir, Thanks for your letter. I have had my eye on Gratams observation for some time, but have had no time to repeat it. Your letter will bring me to this scratch; & it may prove a good means of separation. My impression is that argon passes through iron, but it is not proved. I think I lost a lot in using iron tubar; & I have always intended to repeat it & to use platinum, but I have not had time as yet. There is too much to do. Believe me.” Card is addressed on verso in Ramsay’s hand to “Anshby Esq. Grammar School”. Two folds, handling and corner wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. On the evening of 19 April 1894 Ramsay attended a lecture given by Lord Rayleigh. Rayleigh had noticed a discrepancy between the density of nitrogen made by chemical synthesis and nitrogen isolated from the air by removal of the other known components. After a short conversation he and Ramsay decided to investigate this. In August Ramsay told Rayleigh he had isolated a new, heavy component of air, which did not appear to have any chemical reactivity. He named this inert gas "argon". A handwritten letter mentioning argon is of great rarity.

Price: $ 1,140 / € 950

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Rastelli, Enrico (1896-1931)

One of a kind autograph aphorism signed

Italian juggler, acrobat and performer. For many the greatest juggler the world has ever known. Album page signed with fine aphorism. 1p., 3.75 x 5.25 inch, n.p., (19)31 July 22, written in dark black ink. A fine handwritten and signed aphorism in German: “Das Lebens ist ein Spiel mit bunten Bällen Enrico Rastelli 22.4.31“. Translated: “Life is a game with colored balls Enrico Rastelli 22.4.31". Fine condition. Due to his early death he is rare in any form and this one is surely one of the best Rastelli autographs ever sold.

 

Price: $ 1,050 / € 850

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Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919)

Autograph letter signed

French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. Autograph letter signed “Renoir”. 1 page, 4.5 x 6.75 inch, Les Collettes letterhead, 1912 June 29 (Samedi/Saturday). Letter in French to a friend. In full: “Mon cher Ami, Ma femme va a Nice me retenir un fauteuil lit et je reviendrai directement avec Gabrielle, vers jeudi vendredi ou samedi. Il faut retenir les places d’avance dites le a Pierre etc. Je t’ecriai  le jour ou je serai sur du jour de mon depart. Tout va bien. Amities de tous.” Translated: "My wife is going to Nice to reserve me a bed-chair and I will return right away with Gabrielle, around Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Seats have to be reserved ahead of time, tell Pierre etc. I will write to you the day I will be sure of the day of my departure. All goes well.” With light toning from prior display, else fine condition. The "Gabrielle" he mentions is Gabrielle Renard, a cousin of Renoir's wife and one of his models.

Price: $ 3,300 / € 2.750

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Rizzi, James (1950-2011)

Hand drawn self portrait signed

American pop artist. Fine hand drawn self portrait signed “James Rizzi 95”. 1p., 8.25 x 9.5 inch, thin cardboard, n.p., 1995. Self portrait drawn by Rizzi with a felt-tip pen. Bookpage photo of Rizzi attached. Slightly uneven trimmed, mounting residue on verso, else fine condition.

 

 

Price: $ 530 / € 425

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Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

Letter signed regarding a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State

French sculptor whose works, including the iconic “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”, earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Letter signed „Auguste Rodin“. 2pp., recto and verso of a double-page, 6.0 x 7.75 inch. Paris, 1913 July 31. Addressed to Walter Zimermann, Secretary of the International Art Exhibition in Munich, who had acquired a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State. The artist thanks the city of Munich and the free State of Bavaria. In French: "J'ai le plaisir de vous accuser réception du contrat passé entre l'Etat Bavarois et moi pour l'achat du bronze 'Falguière', que je vous retourne signé ci-inclus. - Je suis heureux et fier que la ville de Munich, ville universellement connue comme centre artistique, on pourrait dire la capitale des arts, ait choisi un de mes bronzes. Je vous prie de transmettre mes remerciments les plus respectueux à l'Etat Bavarois. En vous faisant mer compliments pour la facon parfaite dont vous avez organise l'Exposition, veuillez agreer Monsieur l'assurance de mes sentiments les meilleurs.” Some stains, mounting residue inside the double-page, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,430 / € 1.190

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Schliemann, Heinrich (1822-1890)

Autograph letter signed

German businessman and a pioneer of field archaeology. He was an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy. Autograph letter signed “H. Schliemann”. 1p., 4.25 x 2.0 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Addressed to the French-German Assyriologist Jules Oppert (1825-1905). In French, in full: “Mon cher Monsieur Oppert … - je vous prier de en écrire quelques mots en response a la letter incluse?” Translated: “May I ask you to write a few words in response to the letter included?“ Handsomely matted in green with a photo of Schliemann (printed signature) to an overall of 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Excellent condition.

 

Price: $ 1,320 / € 1.100

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Autograph letter signed to Claude Monet

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph letter signed "P. Signac". 1 page, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Port en Bessin (Calvados), June 23., no year, stationery of the Société des Artistes indépendants, a fine letter to Claude Monet. In French, about the delivery of a painting in deposit. „Je suis en voyage et absent de Paris pour plusieurs mois. Vous pourrez présenter le tableau dont vous me parlez à M. Jean Metthey, 16 Rue de l'Assomption.” Translated: “I am on a trip and absent from Paris for several months. You will be able to present the painting of which you speak to me to Mr. Jean Metthey, 16 Rue de l'Assomption…” Mailing fold, ink stain, handling wear, else good condition.

 

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Autograph letter signed

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph letter signed "P. Signac". 2 pages, 5.25 x 8.5 inch, recto and verso, Thursday (Lézardrieux 24 August 1923), stationery headed Société des Artistes indépendants. Addressed to Henri DONIAS in Paris. In French, translated: "Thank you, capitani; it's nice of you to have - among so many worries - thought of sending us this document. It did us a favor, because we were just yelling at each other about questionable moves. Now we have the law! Obviously this code written by a bistro, is not in a Flaubert style, but it is all the more funny... They have just had four days of rain and a strong south wind, which, unfortunately for the painter, does not make sea here". He continues to breathe badly. "According to Brandès, - very moved by the Ford projects - I thought your parents had already left for Nice. That's why I didn't answer Thorndike's letter. Tell him to excuse me and give them all our regards, taking a share of it. And to wish him good trip, Capitani Sebofa Sabipas!” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Signac’s hand. Handling wear, spot in the middle, else good condition. The painter Henri Donias was the son of Henriette Thorndike, the wife of the American painter Charles THORNDIKE. Paul Signac, Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, and Georges Seurat were among the founders of the Société des Artistes Indépendants.

Price: $ 810 / € 650

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Zeppelin, Ferdinand Graf von (1838-1917)

Excellent signed photograph

German general and later aircraft manufacturer. He founded the Zeppelin airship company. Signed postcard photograph “Gf. Zeppelin”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (postmark illegible). His facsimile signature appears below the image, and the reverse bears a German message in another hand. Probably very slightly trimmed, handling wear, else in fine condition. One of the finest signed photos I have sold in the past years.

Price: $ 1,380 / € 1.150

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Zeppelin, Ferdinand Graf von (1838-1917)

Fine letter signed

German general and later aircraft manufacturer. He founded the Zeppelin airship company. Letter signed “Gf. Zeppelin”. 1p., 7.5 x 9.0 inch, Friedrichshafen, 1909 October 12. On his personal „Graf F. von Zeppelin“ letterhead. Addressed to Kurt Engelbrecht in Bielefeld. Zeppelin rejects a request for employment in his company. In German, in parts: ”… ich mich auf das Schreiben vom 10. ds. Mts. ergebenst zu verweisen, daß die auf dem Gebiete der Elektrotechnik vorkommenden Aufgaben von meinen … erledig werden; - ich kann Ihnen daher zu meinem Bedauern keine Aussicht auf Anstellung in meinem Betriebe bieten.” With light soiling and intersecting folds, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,020 / € 850

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