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  • (APOLLO 11.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL and BUZZ ALDRIN

    Armstrong and Aldrin raising the U.S. flag on the Moon’s surface. NASA, [1969]

    Signed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first two men on the Moon. This image was taken by the Maurer Data Acquisition Camera (DAC, pronounced “dak”). The DAC made films through the Lunar Module Pilot’s window during the approach and landing of the LM and took stop motion photographs during the EVA at the rate of one frame per second.

    $32,000

  • ARMSTRONG, NEIL

    Photograph of the Lunar Module and Buzz Aldrin deploying a scientific experiment on the moon, signed by all three crew members: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins and by NASA Administrator Thomas Paine. NASA, 1969

    A RARELY SIGNED SPACE PHOTOGRAPH, signed by the crew of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon: Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot), and Michael Collins (command module pilot) and by NASA Administrator Thomas Paine.

    $28,000

  • DARWIN, CHARLES

    Autograph letter signed to [Fanny Kellogg]. Down, Beckenham, Kent, April 13, 1879

    Darwin discusses the hereditary transmission of behavior and a vivid example of the phenomenon from the opening chapter of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

    $22,000

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949

    FIRST EDITION. One of 760 numbered copies signed and dated by Einstein.

    $18,500

  • FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN

    Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; From its First Rise, to the Beginning of the Fifth Month, called May, 1754. Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1754

    FIRST EDITION of Benjamin Franklin’s account of the Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital established in the British colonies, co-founded by Franklin with his friend Dr. Thomas Bond. It remains a leading medical institution in Philadelphia.

    $17,500

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    The World as I See It. New York: Philosophical Library, (c.1949)

    Signed and dated 1950 by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper.

    $13,500

  • (PHOTOGRAPHS) Christie, Manson & Woods

    Catalogue of the celebrated collection of works of art and vertu known as “The Vienna Museum,” the property of Messrs. Lowenstein Brothers, of Frankfort-on-the-Main. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1860

    This important volume is “the earliest photographically illustrated auction catalogue” (Gernsheim, Incunabula, 122). It contains 36 photographs on salted paper by Hermann Emden of Frankfurt.

    $12,000

  • WATSON, JAMES D. & FRANCIS CRICK

    Signed photograph of Watson and Crick with their three-dimensional model of the double-helix DNA molecule. Anthony Barrington, 1953, printed later

    Signed by Watson and Crick in the white lower margin. The discovery of the structure of DNA was the cornerstone event in modern genetics and biology and one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.

    $9,500

  • SPACE WALKS

    Two 16 mm films of the first Russian and the first American to walk in space. No place, 1965

    Films of the space walks of Aleksei Leonov and Edward White.

    $9,500

  • SCHWARTZ, Robert N. & TOWNES, Charles H

    Interstellar and Interplanetary Communication by Optical Masers. Washington, February 27, 1961

    PRE-PUBLICATION RARITY. “The classic paper published in Nature that started it all” (coseti.org), this is the founding work of optical SETI. This pre-publication form is dated more than a month before the article’s publication in Nature. For years SETI research focused on radio transmissions, but the development of powerful lasers has made Optical SETI (OSETI) a highly promising area of research. Townes’s prescient proposal is even the more remarkable given the very limited power of masers and lasers at the time this paper appeared.

    $8,500