Typed letter signed (“A. Einstein”).Princeton, 25 Jul 1946.€ 9,500.00
To Helene Katzenstein, the widow of Einstein's close friend and sometime sailing companion, the Berlin surgeon Moritz Katzenstein (1872-1932): "I deeply feel what a difficult time you are having under the present circumstances. And I shall gladly do anything to rescue you from this unsatisfactory and depressing situation. I myself have experienced …
Abrahe Avenaris Judei Astrologi peritissimi in re iudiciali opera [...].Venice, 31 May 1507.€ 18,000.00
First collected Latin edition of the astrological works of Abraham Ibn Ezra. "A versatile genius with a charming Hebrew style, Ibn Ezra disseminated rationalistic and scientific Arabic learning in France, England and Italy [... He] wrote a number of astrological works (Steinschneider lists more than fifty) that were very popular and were translated …
Autograph letter signed ("J. S. Mill").Blackheath Park, London, 25 May 1867.€ 3,500.00
To an unnamed addressee: "Dear Sir | The specimen page does very well and I enclose the title page. I regret that my having left for the House before your letter arrived prevented an earlier answer [...]".
Traces of folds.
11 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph letter, autograph correspondence …Claydon House and 10 South Street, Park Lane, W. London, 1883-1896.€ 45,000.00
Amicable correspondence with her good friend Jessie Lennox (1830-1933), one of the original "Nightingale Nurses" who trained at the Florence Nightingale School at St. Thomas's Hospital in London in the 1860s. Written in the fondest terms and taking great interest in her work, Florence Nightingale rejoices at the progress already made in the nursing …
Autograph letter signed ("votre Picasso").Villa "La Californie", Cannes, 2 Feb 1960.€ 9,500.00
In blue ballpoint to his chambermaid and confidante Inès Sassier, announcing a cheque (not enclosed) to be taken to the lawyer Bernard de Sarriac, who was in charge of controlling the alimony that Picasso owed his children Claude and Paloma: "Ma chère Inès, voici le cheque pour les enfants à porter à Sarriac. Merci, je vous embrasse tous [...]".
Autograph letter signed.No place, 7 May 1914.Inquire
Unpublished letter to the Viennese lawyer Jakob Scheu concerning the payment of a debt to the tailor Rudolf Holub: "It is quite impossible for me at the moment to pay the whole debt of 247 K to Mr. Holub; however, the week after next I will be able to pay a part, and I hope to pay the balance in the course of the month" (transl.).
Autograph letter signed.Glasgow, 12 Mar 1760.€ 65,000.00
To the 1st Earl of Shelburne, regarding the health of his son Thomas, then Smith's student and lodger: "My Lord / It gives me as much pleasure to write to your Lordship today as it gave me pain to write to you by last post. The Doctors Predictions have upon this occasion been literally and exactly fulfilled. Mr. Fitzmaurice had the inght before last …
Caricature of a gentleman wearing a tricorne.Italy, second half of the 18th century.€ 12,500.00
Charming caricature by the Venetian master depicting a liveried gentleman with épée and tricorne in profile, accentuating the figure's implausibly hollow back, grotesquely hooked nose, and impressive prognathism. The drawing can be attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, the oldest son and student of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
The drawing …