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1 Moncel, Count Du (Theodose-Achille-Louis) (1821-1884) The Telephone, The Microphone and the Phonograph
New York Harper & Brothers 1879 First American Edition Cloth Fair with no dust jacket 
277 pp + ads. Illus 74 figs. Authorized translation with additions and corrections by the author. With ownership inscription of C.H.Sewall, Secretary of the Albany District Telegraph Co. (May 1880) and stamps and signature (1916) from the scientific library of E.A. Faller, a patent attorney. The Count du Moncel was a French aristocrat who became a dedicated scientific explorer and inventor, whose main discovery was the foundation for Edison's carbon transmitter. However, his chief work was writing about electrical science and in this book, he summarizes all the knowledge to date (1879) available on the telephone, microphone and phonograph (unaccountably leaving out the first inventor of the telephone, Reis. Beautifully illustrated with figs. demonstrating the technical aspects of the science. Dark gold cloth covers are worn and damp-lightened at front/back edges. Spine is darkened but legible, spine tips chipped away. Interior Victorian brown endpapers fragile with price sticker scar, scientific library stamps to a number of pages, hinges cracking, binding bit fragile, pages clean with just occasional foxing, one page has old clipping shadow. ; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 89.00 USD
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