Lot 272: Arthur H. Compton

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:05:14

Lot 272: American physicist (1892–1962) who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his discovery of the Compton effect. TQS on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card, signed in fountain pen. Quote reads, in full: "We are rapidly moving toward the condition under which the only stable life is that of a unified world community. Our economic interdependencies are already intricate. It is largely outworn tradition which prevails the realization now of world political unity. Before the era of the telegraph, the moving picture and the radio such a development could have been only a dream. Unless the growth of science and technology is sharply retarded, some kind of world government now seems inevitable and in the not distant future." In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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