Buy Used
Price: US$ 75.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

This American geographer and explorer took part in important expeditions to the Euphrates River (1901), Russian Turkestan (1903-04) and Chinese Turkestan (1905-06), and authored many books such as "Civilization and Climate" (1915), "Earth and Sun" (1923) and "Mainsprings of Civilization" (1945). TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", New Haven, CT, 1935 April 15. Addressed to S.C. Gilfillan.Very good. Light age toning. Friendly letter on Yale University letterhead about many subjects, including (of all things) "the decline of the patent system. I have been impressed by the way in which recent inventions so largely take the form of individual adjustments by which old ideas are fitted to the needs of a particular factory or a particular product." Continues: "My book on Civilization progresses so slowly. I am sending you a copy of After Three Centuries, which includes the beginning of my study of names." Interesting. Bookseller Inventory # 20918

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Typed Letter Signed.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Store Description

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal