11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) The Phonograph and its Inventor

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) The Phonograph and its Inventor. Boston: Gunn, Bliss, & Co., 1878.
Pamphlet written by Frederick Garbit for an early trade show, with Edison's middle name misspelled "Alvah" on the cover and the title page, 15 pages, in original paper wrappers, with wood engraved portrait of Edison on the outer cover, the same re-used as the frontispiece, and another wood engraving, entitled "Edison's Speaking Phonograph," with a well-dressed woman operating Edison's invention on the back cover; some slight spotting and toning, contemporary penciled signatures on outer cover, 6 x 9 in.
Estimate $800-1,000


Thomas Alva, Bliss & Co., Frederick Garbit