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ASIMOV (Isaac, 1920-1992, Russian-American Biochemist, Sci-Fi Writer)

Typed Postcard Signed in full 'Isaac Asimov' to John Gwynne Hughes hoping that he doesn't "mind if I save myself trouble and combine communication and autograph. Thank you for all your kind words ...", 1 side postcard with redirected address on the verso, 12 West 72, New York, 12th July

Item Date:  1974
Stock No:  40000      £245

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AYRTON (William Edward, 1847-1908, Engineer)

Signature and subscription from end of Autograph Letter Signed to his son

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  6824      £10

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BABINGTON (Charles Cardale, 1808-1895, Botanist & Archaeologist)

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, explaining that "It is more than 30 years since I gathered the Polygala on Ban Bulben ... my duplicates have long since been given away. My own specimens are fixed to paper in the Herbarium, and I have not many ...", inviting him to come and see his specimens, 2 sides 8vo., Cambridge, 1st February laid down on second sheet causing some damage

Item Date:  1877
Stock No:  4795      £25

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BARILLI (Giuseppe, 1812-1894, 'Quirico Filopanti')

Autograph Letter Signed 'Filopanti' to Rinaldo ANDREINI, (1818-1890, Italian Surgeon and Patriot), in Italian with translation, thanking him "for your invitation to the Congress of the League for Teaching, but I will only be able to take part with my good wishes", his views "on cosmology and anthropology" will "probably not coincide with yours", referring him to "a general idea in the preface to my work 'The Universe'", (Bologna, 3 vols, 1871-1873), "yours will perhaps be inspired, I fear, by the ultra-materialist trends so common among your medical colleagues, who believe that nothing exists other than what they can cut with their scalpel. And since you never have anything under your eyes except the part that is dead, diseased or monstrous in nature, on the whole you become insensitive to the marvellous harmony and solidarity of all the parts of the infinite Universe". However, for Andreini's next lectures on Anthropology, he can say "that I believe that the Sun and all his planets, including our own, were formed by the flowing together of elements dispersed from previously existing worlds ... There exists, in my view, an infinite variety of plants and animals in infinite space, but there are intrinsic reasons why certain given organic forms are repeated more than others ... Everything that is now on earth has come, in the course of centuries, from the heavens, not omitting the germs of plants and animals", he adopts "Darwin's theory only half way ... in the previous worlds the most advanced species" may have arisen "by continual gradations from inferior species, but ... Darwin'slaw has not been verified on our earth", explaining that "in another world, now destroyed, and the parent or ancestor of this", man may have "descended from monkey, but present man does not derive from present monkey", otherwise "there would have remained ... numerous traces of it", he ends by saying "It consoles me to see the French Republic consolidating, even though at the moment she is in bad hands. With heartfelt greetings", ( 4 sides 8vo.), with, in Andreini's hand, his French translation of the letter, (4 sides 8vo.), followed by his short memoir of Barilli, signed and dated 1879, (3 sides 8vo.), together 11 sides 8vo., Cento (15 miles north of Bologna) and no place, 12th August 1872 - (Translation)
Cento, 12th August 1872
Dear Andreini, Thank you for your invitation to the Congress of the League for Teaching, but I will only be able to take part with my good wishes. I regret too not having the time to sum up for you my particular views on cosmology and anthropology. Probably they will not coincide with yours, for mine are consonant with those of which I have given a general idea in the preface to my work "The Universe"; yours will perhaps be inspired, I fear, by the ultra-materialist trends so common among your medical colleagues, who believe that nothing exists other than what they can cut with their scalpel. And since you never have anything under your eyes except the part that is dead, diseased or monstrous in nature, on the whole you become insensitive to the marvellous harmony and solidarity of all the parts of the infinite Universe.
All the same, if in your next lectures (on Anthropology) you wish to do me the honour of briefly quoting the opinions I have expressed in my addresses [Andreini adds '(in the open air)'] at Milan, Turin, Florence and Venice, and which will be developed more fully in the latest parts of The Universe, you can say that I believe that the Sun and all his planets, including our own, were formed by the flowing together of elements dispersed from previously existing worlds, among the innumerable worlds which compose the eternal and immense Universe. There exists, in my view, an infinite variety of plants and animals in infinite space, but there are intrinsic reasons why certain given organic forms are repeated more than others in the innumerable worlds, and among these last, the fundamental forms of our plants and our animals, including man. Everything that is now on earth has come, in the course of centuries, from the heavens, not omitting the germs of plants and animals. I adopt Darwin's theory only half way:: that is to say, that in the previous worlds the most advanced species arose by continual gradations from inferior species, but I take it as certain that Darwin's law has not been verified on our earth: for example, it can have happened, in my opinion, that in another world, now destroyed, and the parent or ancestor of this, that man has been descended from monkey, but present man does not derive from present monkey: for, if this descent had taken place, there would have remained, with the highest probability, numerous traces of it, and such traces are completely lacking here below.
It consoles me to see the French Republic consolidating, even though at the moment she is in bad hands. With heartfelt greetings, I remain
Your most devoted
Filopanti


Item Date:  1879
Stock No:  55971      £750

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BARNARD (Christiaan Neethling, 1922-2001, South African Cardiac Surgeon who performed the first human to human Heart Transplant)

Black and White Photo Signed showig him head and shoulders, smiling, wearing a polo neck jumper, with his compliments slip and envelope addressed to David Milner, 5¼" x 3½", no place, no date but postmarked 25th October

Item Date:  1989
Stock No:  39944      £65

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