J.A. Hill, 1904, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Later Edition
ILES, GEORGE. Flame, Electricity and the Camera, Man's Progress From the First Kindling of Fire to the Wireless Telegraph and the Photography of Color, New York: J.A. Hill, 1904. Octavo, edition de luxe of a 1900 release, pp. xv, 398, red cloth boards with gilt lettering a decoration on spine, gravure frontis of the author, top edge gilt, some leaves unopened, halftones and line drawings. An unusual approach to the history of photography, beginning with the discovery of fire and working in seemingly tangential inventions like the telegraph. The deluxe-ness of this edition seems to be its heavier binding than the original, plus a frontis gravure. Condition of this book: Near fine with slight wear at boards' edges. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Photography; United States; 1900-1920; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52491.