Lot 284: John F. W. Herschel

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:54

Lot 284: British mathematician, astronomer, and inventor (1792–1871) known for his discoveries related to the moons of Saturn and Uranus and for his pioneering work in early photographic processes, including coining the word 'photography' itself. ALS signed "J. F. W. Herschel," one page, 4.5 x 7.25, no date. Letter to J. Hudson of the Royal Society. In full: "I left my papers at the RS apartments the other evening—may I beg the favour of you to let the Porter bring them here as soon as convenient." Also addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Herschel's hand. In fine condition, with a spot of soiling to the upper left. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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