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Electric Light: Its Production and Use

Urquhart, J. (John) W.; Webb, F.C. (ed.)

Published by Crosby Lockwood, London, 1880
Condition: fine Hardcover
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First edition. Octavo in brown cloth lined and decorated in black and spine lettereing gilt. xiv+290 pp. plus two sections of publisher's ads ar rear dated August, 1879. Illustrated with 94 engravings and drawings. A fine, tight example, gilt bright, hint of wear at head edge of spine, some foxing to the prelims; small ownership signature and date of 1880 top of half-title. Cornerstone early work on production of and uses for electric light. Urquhart, who himself was involved in the invention of artificial lighting devices, covers, in the early chapters various types of batteries, dynamos and other electric machines, The later chapters deal with electric lamps and candles whith sections on, and ofter illustrations of, devices by Siemens, Wallace-Farmer, Serrin, Archereau, Gaiffe, Duboscq, Brush, Urquhart himself, Rapieff and with a section devoted to Edison. An important and early work, given the fact that Swan and Edison started their most important patent work less tha two full years before publication. Bookseller Inventory # E9676

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Title: Electric Light: Its Production and Use

Publisher: Crosby Lockwood, London

Publication Date: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Edition: First edition.

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