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Stromberg-Carlson, 1948. Foreword by Lloyd l. Spencer. Illustrated. 76pp., thin 8vo, red cloth; spine rubbed, corners mildly bumped, lower foredge stained. N.P.: Stromberg-Carlson, (1948). A very good copy. Presentation copy signed by the author A "Key to Characters" is taped to the inside front cover.
London: Gresham Publishing Co., 1923. 2 volumes. Frontispiece portrait of James Clerk Maxwell, 13 plates and many illustrations with black and white photographs and diagrams. 4to, brown cloth, quite rubbed. London: The Gresham Publishing Co, 1923. First Edition. Overall a poor copy but interior pages clean.
London: Longmans, 1916. Illustrated, some folding. 911 pages, small stamp on fly-leaf, very thick 8vo, original green cloth. London: Longmans, 1916. Third Edition, Revised. One folding plate torn, else a very good(+) copy. Fleming was a British electrical engineer and pioneering researcher in radio transmission and technology. He patented the first thermionic valve (diode) in 1902. This was the first electron tube and basis for modern telecommunications.
1930. Gorgeous vintage 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photograph signed "Walter S. Gifford, January, 1930." No place. Boldly signed with exceptional contrast. Small crease and chip on the upper left corner; otherwise very good condition. American diplomat and President of the AT&T Corporation from 1925 - 1948.
Highland Park: 1898. Scarce A.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, personal letterhead, Highland Park, Illinois, May 13th 1898, responding to the Royal Arch Museum, who had previously requested a sample of Gray's handwriting so that they could provide a profile analysis, in part: "I hereby send you a specimen of my pen-track. If from writing it is evidence of greatness - I am certainly a great man. I have discovered that while as a rule, great men are born writers...on the other.....
Milwakee: Parker & Hyde, 1891. 40 pages. Slim 16mo pamphlet in original tan printed wrappers with angled corners and triangular notch at fore-edge. Milwakee: Parker & Hyde, 1891. Fifth edition, first published the previous year. The first 2 pages are torn and now strengthened with archival film, otherwise a very good solid copy of this scarce early technical.
Boston: New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. Map. Measures 12" x 18 7/8". Guide book measures 6 1/4 x 5 1/8" folded. This World War II guide book published by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was issued for service men stationed in Boston during the war. A folding map designed by cartographer Richard F. Lufkin, centers of downtown Boston and indicates 36 service clubs and 11 points of interest, as well as historical sites, museums, sports fields, and.....
New York: Harper, 1929. Frontispiece, and illustrated with black & white photographs and diagrams. 8vo, blue cloth. New York: Harpers & Brothers Publishers, 1929. First Edition. Very good. Authoritative and readable history of the great legal controversies that raged about the invention of the telephone. Fine bibliography of source material.