Science, Medicine and Technology

"Viscount Ferdinand de Lesseps"

Author: 
Henry Mitchell
Publication details: 
Offprint) From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol.XXX1 (1896)
£200.00

American hydrographer and engineer (1830-1902). Wraps, detached and chipped, pp.370-385, contents good. Inscribed by the author to George Davidson (1825-1911) geodesist and geographer AND ANNOTATED extensively throughout by Davidson, marking passages with underlining, expressing doubts about accuracy with question marks and trenchant comment from "Rot" to short addition, to lengthy disquisition, and adding information from his own wide and detailed knowledge, both Davidson and Mitchell having an interest in the Panama Canal.

ALS to P.P. Alexander

Author: 
Alexander Bain, Scottish psychologist and educationalist
Publication details: 
13/12/75
£100.00

2pp., 8vo. Compliments Alexander's "polemic with Mill on the question of 'Liberty and Necessity'"" and promises a review ("some public form").

Autograph Notes Signed and Autograph Letters Signed (x 6) to Charles Manby, engineer

Author: 
F.H.F. Berkeley,
Publication details: 
1849-1852
£100.00

Politician. 1 and 2pp., 8vo. He discusses an anonymous witness ("la Dame Blanche") in a confidential matter. Later letters discuss a trickster operating in Berkeley's constituency (selling gas without coal with a magnet). He seeks information from Manby whom he believes will have the contacts to get it. Six items,

Autograph Note, third person, "Dr Roget" to Sir David Brewster, natural philosopher (DNB).

Author: 
P.M. Roget.
Publication details: 
39 Bernard Street, Russell Square, 16 May 1839.
£60.00

Physician and savant (1779-1869). One page, trimmed,removed from an album, stained but text clear and apparently complete. Roget invites Brewster to dinner. This derives from the album formed by Brewster's daughter-in-law, Annie, and to which Brewster contributed substantially. (See earlier entries.) Roget was a close associate and was a colleague of Brewster's in the British Association.

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