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A Popular History of American Invention (2 Volumes) by  Waldemar Kaempffert - First Edition - 1924 - from Twin City Antiquarian Books (SKU: TEIN00002)

A Popular History of American Invention (2 Volumes)

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A Popular History of American Invention (2 Volumes)

by Kaempffert, Waldemar

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New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Red ribbed cloth, gilt titles on front boards & spines. Common condition of both volumes: corners bumped, extremities rubbed, faint spotting to boards, two previous owners' names of fpd & ffep of each volume. Vol. 1 also has small marginal tears with creasing to title page & next leaf, both of which are manufacturing defects, else VG. Vol. 2 has a long tear to last page of index, small hole in trailing blank, else VG. Vol. 1: Transportation, Communication, and Power; xvi, 574 pp, 319 illustrations; contains histories of railroads, steamboats, electric streetcars & trains, automobiles, aviation, printing, typewriters & typecasting machines, telegraph, telephone, telefacsimile, radio, solar power, movies, phonograph, steam power, electric power, artificial lighting. Vol. 2: Material Resources & Labor-Saving Machines; xiv, 457 pp, 204 illustrations, index to both volumes; contains histories of iron & steel, copper & precious metals, oil, coal, lumber, textiles, agricultural machinery, automatic machine tools, pneumatic machinery, automated shoemaking & clothing manufacture. The editor was formerly managing editor of Scientific American. Shipping weight 6 lbs.. First Edition. . Good/No dj. 25 X 18½ cm.


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A Popular History of American Invention (2 Volumes)
Kaempffert, Waldemar
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Used - Good/No dj
First Edition
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York & London
Date published
Technology Inventors Inventions
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25 X 18½ cm

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