A Dmitri Mendeleev Autograph Letter Signed Sold for $9,359 at NateDSanders.com
Dmitri Mendeleev Autograph
A Dmitri Mendeleev autograph is so rare, that only once have we at NateDSanders.com Auction ever had one. We sold this Dmitri Mendeleev ALS in 2013:
Russian Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev Autograph Letter Signed — “…The elements of organic chemistry are represented in such a new way…”
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, mastermind behind the periodic table of elements, signs a handwritten letter, “D. Mendeleef” in black ink. The letter is written in French and datelined St. Petersburg, 25 November 1888. He writes, “Sir! Allow me to thank you for sending me Remsen’s book…’Introduction to the Study of the Compounds of Carbon.’ The elements of organic chemistry are represented in such a new way…verify if I can get the rights to translate into other languages…” Significant chipping and some paper loss to edges of 8.5″ x 11″ letter, though handwriting remains quite clear and legible. Very good. Handwritten letters by Mendeleev are quite scarce, especially so with chemistry content. Sold for $9,359.