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Edison by Matthew Josephson - First Edition - 1959 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and


by Matthew Josephson

Condition: Very good

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. A very good first edition. Three quarter black paper covered boards under green parchment. Gilt title stamping on front cover and spine. 1/2 inch tear on both head and tail of spine. Laid in is a 1950's postcard of Edison's laboratory in Fort Myers, catalog photo of Edison working in a New Jersey laboratory, and a card with a photo of Edison with a small summary of his life. Illustrations and photos throughout book. No dustjacket. 511 pp. 6 x 9 inches tall. In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1,093 patents (singly or jointly) and was the driving force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and one of the earliest motion picture cameras. He also created the world's first industrial research laboratory." --HISTORYchannel site


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