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												“The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy,” pp.… by  Nikola Tesla
	 - First printing
			 - 1900
		 - from Passages Bookshop (SKU: 4583)

“The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy,” pp. 175–211 in Century Magazine, Volume LX, Number 2, June 1900

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“The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy,” pp. 175–211 in Century Magazine, Volume LX, Number 2, June 1900

by Tesla, Nikola

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New York: Century Co., 1900. First printing. 7 x 10 inches; 158 pages (numbered 163–320), preceded by 24 and followed by 56 pages of ads. Sewn signatures glued into printed wrappers.

A very good copy, with some loss to the spine of the cover, but front and back covers complete and attached; one page with a short closed tear at the top from being roughly opened, but not affecting the text, and one small excision from an ad at the rear.


The exceedingly uncommon first printing of Tesla’s most famous article — “Illustrated by the writer’s electrical experiments, now first published” — with early discussions of robotics and the harnessing of solar energy. Illustrated with three diagrams and ten stunning black and white photographs.

Though the article is occasionally found in bound volumes of the magazine or as extracted pages, the unbound single issue is rarely found intact.

“So we find that the three possible solutions of the great problem of increasing human energy are answered by the three words: food, peace, work.”

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Passages Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
4583
Title
“The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy,” pp. 175–211 in Century Magazine, Volume LX, Number 2, June 1900
Author
Tesla, Nikola
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Edition
First printing
Publisher
Century Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1900

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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel, info@passagesbookshop.com

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