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"Coue, Emile"
Emile Coue "A most famous quote used by the French psychologist in creating improvement in patients through autosuggestion. It is used as a mantra in Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. Written in English on a 4 x 2 ¼ card, ""Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better."" Signed E. Coue. Minor mounting stains on the reverse. " [ref:5151]
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AIRY, SIR GEORGE BIDDELL
[ASTRONOMY]. SIR GEORGE BIDDELL AIRY An autograph letter, on Royal Observatory, Greenwich stationery, signed G.B. Airy, by the English mathematician and astronomer, who created the Prime Meridian at Greenwich and who was Royal Astronomer at this time. To Professor J.E. Hilgard, American engineer who was working on establishing a standard measurement for the meter, "I shall be happy to see you again, on the Standard business or on any other." "As a specific day, I would suggest your coming here on Tuesday next, 15th. But, as far as I can foresee, any other day will answer just as well…" "The suspicion of the change of absolute length of bars has several times arisen. It requires for its verification severe examination of the comparing-apparatus." "One of the best authorities, in person and in apparatus, is Colonel A.R. Clarke at the Ordnance Survey Office…" 2 pages, 8vo. [ref:6325]
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Andral, Gabriel
GABRIEL ANDRAL. An uncommon autograph letter [more of an autograph diagnosis] signed Andral, Paris, December 7, 1850 by the great French physician who trailblazed the study of blood pathology and wrote the first textbook on internal medicine. "Madame Baroness of V.S. appears to present a mixture of nervous and inflammatory attacks that create a complicated condition which is hard to get rid of, all the more so as it calls for opposite treatment indications. At this time, the predominant problem lies with the respiratory system. As a matter of fact, for some time, Madame has had a dry cough and respiratory problems, etc. Building up her constitution, making the blood rich again, diminishing the congestive attacks that beset different organs at various times, and finally getting rid of the actual attacks of the respiratory system, these are the goals to reach. With this in mind, I suggest the following treatment methods." There follows a detailed 8 step plan of attack. They include cod liver oil, iron supplements to build her blood, red wine [he is a Frenchman] and the infusions of hyssop or ivy. An interesting read. 3 ½ pages, 4to. [ref:6010]
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BENJAMIN, DR. HARRY
DR. HARRY BENJAMIN A long 1 ¼ page, 4to typed letter signed, New York, April 30, 1931, by the American endocrinologist and sexologist who coined the term transsexualism to differentiate people who thought they were born into the wrong sex from homosexuals and transvestites. Here Benjamin writes to George Sylvester Viereck, American journalist, poet and Nazi sympathizer. He was reputed to be related to the Hohenzollern ruling class. Re: Viereck's autobiographical book My Flesh and Blood, "The combination of your unusual gifts as poet and writer, with your knowledge of biology, endocrinology and psychoanalysis makes your book for me…undoubtedly the most fascinating autobiography that was ever written. For the educated layman your book is almost a textbook of sexology…For the sexologist, too, your analyses are tremendously thought-stimulating even where he may disagree with you in certain of your conclusions. Your book will surely arouse many varied emotions…the principal [being] envy…Your self-analysis shows a combination of the localized, concentrated time-limited ecstasies of masculine sexuality with the more expanded and generalized sexuality of the female. You are one of those rare, fortunate individuals, who make themselves the master of their sexuality instead of its slave…" [ref:6612]
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Benjamin, Dr. Harry
DR. HARRY BENJAMIN. A long 1 ¼ page, 4to typed letter signed, New York, April 30, 1931, by the American endocrinologist and sexologist who coined the term transsexualism to differentiate people who thought they were born into the wrong sex from homosexuals and transvestites, who writes to George Sylvester Viereck, American journalist, poet and Nazi sympathizer. He was reputed to be related to the Hohenzollern ruling class. Re: Viereck's autobiographical book My Flesh and Blood, "The combination of your unusual gifts as poet and writer, with your knowledge of biology, endocrinology and psychoanalysis makes your book for me…undoubtedly the most fascinating autobiography that was ever written. For the educated layman your book is almost a textbook of sexology…For the sexologist, too, your analyses are tremendously thought-stimulating even where he may disagree with you in certain of your conclusions. Your book will surely arouse many varied emotions…the principal [being] envy…Your self-analysis shows a combination of the localized, concentrated time-limited ecstasies of masculine sexuality with the more expanded and generalized sexuality of the female. You are one of those rare, fortunate individuals, who make themselves the master of their sexuality instead of its slave…" [ref:5212]
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BRANLY, EDOUARD
EDOUARD BRANLY An autograph letter signed on Laboratoire de Physique stationery, December 24, 1924, by the French physicist and inventor, known for his contributions to wireless telegraphy. "I am very grateful to Phylome Library Association of Verdun for its gracious celebration of my birthday. Please accept, Mr. President, my warm respects." 1 page, 8vo. [ref:6337]
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DE FOREST, LEE
LEE DE FOREST An autograph letter signed, on Lee De Forest Laboratories stationery, Los Angeles, September 12, 1934, by the American inventor, credited with the discovery of the Audion, a vacuum tube that made the electronics age possible; he also invented the process to meld sound to film which ushered in the age of talkies. "I much appreciated your nice letter of felicitations on my birthday." "As you see I am now living & working where I always wished to live & work---in California. This largely accounts for the fact that I feel as young as I am in as good, or better health, than I was ten years ago in New York City." 1 page, 4to. [ref:5786]
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EDISON, THOMAS A.
THOMAS A. EDISON The signature of the American inventor on a 3 ½ x 3 card. Some minute smudging does not materially affect the overall appearance. With an excellent 7 x 5 photograph of "the Wizard of Menlo Park." The two: [ref:5920]
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Freud, Anna
An autograph letter signed, no date, Cottage No. 3 Tresco, Isles of Scilly, by the child psychologist, daughter of Sigmund Freud. To Freud’s former housekeeper. "I just remembered that I forgot to tell you something. Mr. Strachey will be ringing and asking whether and when he could come to the library. He needs a certain manuscript and I have explained to him where in my desk he would find it!" 1 page, 4to. A reference to James Strachey, editor of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud which the Hogarth Press under Leonard and Virginia Woolf published. [ref:2074]
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GREGORY, SIR RICHARD (ASTRONOMY)
[ASTRONOMY]. SIR RICHARD GREGORY A lengthy and informative autograph letter signed R. A. Gregory, London, July 14, 1926, by the British astronomer, tireless advocate of creating interest in the scientific thoughts of the time. Here to a correspondent who had praised his book Discovery and asked his opinion on current theories of planet creation. "Please accept my best thanks for your letter…in which you kindly express an appreciation of my book 'Discovery.' I am glad to know that you and others find the book of interest as a story of scientific method…" "…I am afraid I cannot offer any opinion…upon the subject of psychical research, as I have never investigated the matter…I can say that while some of the evidence brought forward by psychical researchers is remarkable it is far from convincing…I have a strong strain of Thomas Didymus** in my system." "…as to the position of the nebular hypothesis is much easier to answer. It is not too much to say that no leading astronomers now accept the theory & that the objections to it as applied to the solar system cannot be answered." "The Planetesimal Theory of [Thomas Chrowder] Chamberlin and [Forest Ray] Moulton may have accounted for a few spiral nebulae but the collisions which it assumes would be far to [sic] rare to account for their large numbers." Gregory recommends another of his books The Vault of Heaven which might clarify his position. 4 pages, 8vo. **Thomas Didymus=Thomas the Apostle, hence doubting Thomas. [ref:7000]
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