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    Autograph Letter Signed to C. C. Maxwell. No place, Sept. 26, 1857

    In this wonderful letter Faraday discusses the famous experiment in which Galileo is said to have dropped spheres of different masses to show that their time of descent was independent of their masses. Though said by some to have been a thought experiment, this was one of the most famous demonstrations in the history of science. The experiment disproved Aristotle’s theory of gravity and helped usher in the era of modern science.


  • NEW ZEALAND ,1860s

    An album of early New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman. New Zealand, 1866-1870

    This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercolors, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women’s studies.



    Autograph Manuscript Signed, “Heroes Who Fight Fire.”. New York, 1898

    An outstanding Jacob Riis manuscript on New York’s firefighters. Riis wrote “Heroes Who Fight Fire” for Century Magazine, and it later appeared as a chapter in
    his book, Children of the Tenements (1903)



    Photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”. Washington, late 1990s

    A splendid photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”  Netanyahu was Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the second Clinton administration.



    In Darkest Africa. New York: Scribner's, 1890

    EDITION DE LUXE, one of 250 large paper copies signed by Stanley. This beautiful production is superior in every respect, including the quality of the binding, the paper, and the illustrations, to the ordinary trade edition.



    A collection of manuscripts and typescripts written by a participant in the Revisionist Zionist movement. Palestine, 1930-43

    This collection of Zionist essays, letters, and other papers documents a crucial period during the British Mandate in Palestine.


  • TOLKIEN ,J. R. R.

    Typed letter signed on theology in The Lord of the Rings, to G. S. Rigby. No place, 6 December, 1965

    Tolkien observes that “There is, in fact, quite a lot of theology included in The Lord of the Rings …”



    Autograph letter signed to Henry W. Dommett. Concord, February 4, 1864

    Hawthorne writes, “I have copied the passage from the Threefold Destiny according to your request, and shall forward the package By express, tomorrow (Friday) morning.” Hawthorne adds in an initialed postscript that he was unsure whether to send the letter to Dommett in Boston or in New York and chose Boston. Dommett was the longtime art critic for the New York Mail and author of A History of the Bank of New York, 1784–1884 (1884).



    “We.” The Famous Flier’s Own Story of His Life and his Transatlantic Flight. New York: Putnam’s, 1927

    FIRST EDITION. An important presentation copy inscribed and signed by Lindbergh on the portrait frontispiece to Donald E. Keyhoe, who managed the flyer’s triumphant tour of America following his return home.



    Letter Signed to Gov. Levi P. Morton of New York. New York, March 12, 1895

    In this letter on J. P. Morgan & Co. letterhead, Morgan writes to his friend financier Levi P. Morton, the governor of New York and one of Morgan’s principal banking rivals.