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Edison, His Life and Inventions (Signed and Inscribed)


About this Book

Signed with gift inscription by Thomas Alva Edison, “the Wizard of Menlo Park”. Early edition of Edison’s only authorized biography.

Two volumes in publisher’s red cloth with the spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Edison’s autographed dedication with signature reads- “To the father of our esteemed artist Albert Spalding / ThosAEdison.” Small mounted photo portrait of Spalding present on the inside cover of the first volume.

Albert Spalding (1888-1953) was a famous American violinist and composer, a longtime friend and collaborator of Edison. Thomas Edison declared Spalding’s tone to be more pure than any other living violinist and signed him to a twenty year recording contract with Edison Records.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Edison, His Life and Inventions

Publisher: Harper and Brothers, New York and London, 1929

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Edition: Early Edition


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