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1959 Ad Rand Corp. Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks 1500 - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING TCE2

1959 Ad Rand Corp. Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks 1500 - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING TCE2

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This is an original 1959 black and white print ad for Rand Corporation located in Santa Monica, California.

This ad features an illustration of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, an Italian Renaissance polymath, sculptor, painter, architect and writer.

This ad also features a quote, "I shall begin by making some experiments before I proceed any further; for it is my intention first to consult experience and then show by reasoning why that experience bound to turn out as it did. This, in fact, is the true rule by which the student of natural effects must proceed: although nature starts from reason and ends with experience; it is necessary for us to proceed the other way around, that is- as I said above- begin with experience and with its help seek the reason. Experience never errs; what alone may err is our judgment, which predicts effects that cannot be produced in our experiments. Given a cause, what follows will of necessity be its true effect, unless some external obstacle intervenes. When that happens, the effect that would have resulted from the cause will reflect the nature of the obstacle in the same proportion as the obstacle is more or less powerful than the cause.", from Notebooks, circa 1500 by Leonardo da Vinci.


This 52+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some light bleed through visible on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 11.25 inches; 20 x 29 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Boyle, N.. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Cornell Engineer