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The Manuscripts, Collectibles & Space Auction

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Lot 738
Carver, George Washington. Autograph letter signed ("G.W. Carver") on "Tuskegee Normal And Industrial Institute" letterhead, 2 pages, 11" x 8½", Tuskegee, Alabama, August 10, 1932. A personal letter to Mr. Davis, illustrating the warmth and dedication Carver felt towards the students he taught for so many years: "… I am thinking about you and am so happy over your progress. Yesterday… I went into a little copse of woods…and collected some wonderfully strange and beautiful things…When I returned I found sitting on the steps awaiting me a dear boy who I met at the Univ. of Miss. when I spoke there…He is especially interested in Geology and Biology. He too has a creative mind, not so fine and clear cut as yours, but very good indeed…". Two filing holes at top center border. The ink is a little light, otherwise fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 739
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) Influential physicist, author, and intellectual, known as the father of modern physics; winner of the 1921 Nobel prize for physics. First Edition book signed, being Out of My Later Years, New York, Philosophical Library, 1950, octavo, 282 pp. Signed neatly in black ink, "A. Einstein. 55." on the half title page. With hallmark & number 1 on the copyright page. Hardcover, black with gilt lettering on spine and gilt stamped signature on cover. Near fine copy with near fine dust jacket.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 740
[Entomology] Collection of Seven Books, 18th and 19th Century. Seven books on Entomology all in fair to good condition given their ages. The first, Philosophia Entomologica published in 1778, An Introduction to Entomology by William Kirby and William Spence, two volumes published in London in 1817 boasting 5 beautiful color plates, Naturalist's Library, volume 38 Entomology, Bees by Sir William Jardine, Bart published in 1843, Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin published in 1896, New York, The Hive and the Honey Bee by L.L. Langstroth, published in 1865, Philadelphia and Episodes of Insect Life by Acheta Domestica.
Estimated Value $300 - 600.
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Lot 741
Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939) Founder of psychoanalysis. Autograph letter signed ("Freud"), 1 page, postcard, in German, Badgastein, July 27, 1923. To Mr. J.E. Monod-Kerzen, "How very much I regret not to be able to profit from your brief stay in Vienna. I have been away from home since July 1st and will not return before October 1st." Slight ink offset in several words. Matted with an image of Freud and framed to an overall size of 16¾ x 11 in.

In February 1923, five months before he wrote this letter, Freud detected a growth in his mouth, the result of smoking 20 cigars a day. Over the next sixteen years, he endured some thirty-three operations for cancer of the jaw and oral cavity. He was forced to wear a prosthetic device which he called "the monster." By mid-September 1939, the pain was so severe that Freud had his doctor, fellow refugee Max Schur, put him out of his misery according to a pre-arranged agreement, administering increasing amounts of morphine over a two-day period, resulting in Freud's death on September 23, 1939.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery.

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Lot 742
Pasteur, Louis (1822-95) French microbiologist and chemist. Manuscript quotation signed ("L. Pasteur"), 1 page, in French, 7 x 4½ in., no place, no date. Translated, the quotation reads: "Thanks to the very simple measures dictated by experimental science, it is possible to predict that all the great contagious plagues which have decimated humanity will be able to be eradicated on the spot."
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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