1910 Antique Book Set
EDISON: His Life and Inventions
by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
COMPLETE SET - TWO VOLUMES
Published in MCMX (1910) by:
Harper & Brothers of New York
Each Book Has a Special Real Photo Frontispiece of Thomas Alva Edison
That is Protected by Parchment Paper
The Set is Illustrated with Many Drawings and Real Photos
Each Book is 5.5 X 8.325 Inches - Hard Back - 988 Total Pages
Both Books are in Very Good-Plus Condition! 111-Years-Old!
Up for sale is a very nice, complete set of antique 1910 books titled:
EDISON: His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford
Martin! These volumes are a very detailed history of the brilliant inventor
Thomas Alva Edison and they are nicely illustrated. The publication date MCMX
1910) is found on each title page. These are the FIRST EDITION.
This set is in very nice condition; I acquired this set of books from a
private collection of a respected scientist who was an avid collector of
antique science and technical books. They were gently handled and treasured
down through the years.
ABOUT THOMAS EDISON: (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American
inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass
communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which
include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the
electric light bulb and as well as improving the telegraph and telephone, have
had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the
first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to
the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He
established the first industrial research laboratory.
Edison was raised in the American Midwest; early in his career he worked as a
telegraph operator, which inspired some of his earliest inventions. In 1876, he
established his first laboratory facility in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where many
of his early inventions were developed. He later established a botanic
laboratory in Fort Myers, Florida, in collaboration with businessmen Henry Ford
and Harvey S. Firestone, and a laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, that
featured the world's first film studio, the Black Maria. He was a prolific
inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as patents in other
countries. Edison married twice and fathered six children. He died in 1931 of
complications of diabetes.
CONDITION: These antique books were luxury books in 1910; they are
111-years-old! The books are complete and intact, in very good-plus condition
for their age as evidenced by the photos. The covers are in very good-plus
condition with very light expected age-related corner wear. The inside covers
are in very good condition with no cracking or separation present at the
hinges. The inside covers and end papers do not have any writing, markings or
stickers present other than a few small numbers written on the first endpaper
of Volume One. The pages of both volumes are in very good to excellent
condition, very nice, all pages are tight to the binding of each book. I did
not see any foxing on any of the pages. The pages have a gold gilt on the top
edges and this gilt is in excellent condition. The spines are decorated in gold
gilt design and lettering. The spines are in excellent condition, the lettering
is very readable.
This set of interesting books would make a nice addition to your library!
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